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"Stay back sir, I got this!"
— Daniel Cortini to Leon S. Kennedy, before being bitten by a Zombie.

Daniel Cortini was the Arklay County Sheriff. He was involved in the law enforcement response to the Raccoon City outbreak of September 1998.

Biography

Cortini joined the Arklay County Sheriff's Department and was later elected Sheriff for Arklay County at an unknown time. When an experimental ε strain of t-Virus contaminated Raccoon City's drinking water in September 1998, tens of thousands mutated into Zombies. Once the infected began to spread out of the city, Cortini took part in the detaining of the attackers, unaware of their real nature.

Death

On the night of Tuesday 29 September, Cortini responded to a disturbance at the Mizoil Gas Station in the plains. The disturbance was caused by a Zombie, but he was unfamiliar with the mutants and tried to detain him. During the scuffle, he was distracted by the arrival of a customer, either Leon S. Kennedy or Claire Redfield, and had his throat torn. Despite his injuries, Cortini survived long enough to mutate into a Zombie.

The Ghost Survivors

In the "non-canon" scenario in Ghost Survivors, Cortini is able to shoot the zombie. Before he is able to leave the shop, he realizes that he is now surrounded by various creatures and cannot escape. With no way out, he holds out for as long as he can against the impending zombie horde. Miraculously, Leon, who arrived to investigate as well, saves Cortini. The two then leave the gas station heading towards Raccoon City.[2][3]

Sources

  1. Capcom Confidential: The Dev 1 Podcast: Episode 22
  2. Resident Evil 2 (2019), scene: "No Way Out opening"
  3. Resident Evil 2 (2019), scene: "No Way Out ending"
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