Prime universe
(Capcom's primary storyline)

Emma Kendo (c.1988-1998) was an American child who lived in the midwestern city of Raccoon City. The daughter of Robert Kendo, a local gun shop owner, she was one of a hundred thousand victims of the 1998 outbreak that decimated the city.


On September 24, 1998, when a viral outbreak of the t-Virus was unleashed across the city, Emma took refuge with her parents inside the Kendo Gun Shop, since her father hoped that his friend Barry Burton would look for him, to then flee to the nearby town, Stone Ville.[1]

As the days went by, she and her mother became infected and began to succumb to the effects. On the late night of September 28th, her father is also unable to leave with Jill Valentine because of her status. By the night of September 29, her father Robert had already been forced to murder her mother due to the virus. After a tense encounter the survivors Leon Scott Kennedy and Ada Wong, Robert brought her back into their apartment building where he immediately killed her with his shotgun to prevent zombification.[2]

Further notes

  • The cutscene where Emma is featured was altered shortly before the game's release, and Robert was supposed to describe her as a ten-year-old girl. The deleted line can be datamined from the retail version, and is in the file "mes_ev_410.msg.14".
  • Although it did not appear physically in Resident Evil 3 remake, Emma's voice can be heard by the player if Jill approaches to the building where Kendo enters and locks himself after his dialogue with her.



  1. Resident Evil 2 (1998), file: "Robert's Note"
  2. Resident Evil 2 (2019), scene: "Leon meets Kendo".
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