Ethan Winters is the main playable character of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. He begins the game with 12 inventory slots which can be expanded to 16 and 20. After the fight with Mia in the Guest House, Ethan will have the Genome Codex for the rest of the game which will display his health. The items Mia has after her section of the game will be transferred to Ethan's item box.
Ethan is also the player character of the "Ethan Must Die" Extra Game where he still has the watch and only 12 inventory slots and begins with the Knife.