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Leon and the Raccoon City Incident, known as Leon and the Raccoon Incident (レオンとラクーン事件 Reon to rakūn jiken?) in the original script, is a file that can be found in Resident Evil 6.[1] As with all files in the game, the bottom part of this file can only be read on RE.NET.


Once you gain entry into the cathedral, head to the opposite side with the altar and turn around. Somewhat hard to spot at first, the Emblem is inserted neatly into one of the circular panes of the window above the front door. It may be easier to shoot this one when you go up to the second level.


In 1998, a biohazard incident involving a man-made virus contaminated the entire town of Raccoon City. The town of 100,000 became ground zero for the world's single worst biohazard outbreak in the 20th century. The clinical naming of the event as the Raccoon City Incident does nothing to express the tragedy and horror that occurred in that idyllic American town.

During the incident, a rookie police officer named Leon Kennedy was caught up in the nightmare. He was attacked by human infected, a.k.a. zombies, and Umbrella-engineered bio-organic weapons.

Against all odds, he and a few other survivors were able to escape from the city. He regretted that he was only able to save so few people that day, and the events that transpired in Raccoon City etched themselves indelibly on his mind. From that point on he vowed he would do all he could to ensure the world would never see a tragedy like Raccoon City repeated.

Leon spoke very little of the incident afterwards. Government officials who heard of his survival tried to ask him about what happened out of curiosity, but he always avoided them. However, there was one high-ranking official that he did not avoid. Below are Leon's words as spoken to Adam Benford during a conversation they had years ago, before Benford became president.
I was just glad to have gotten out of there alive. It was all I could think about. Sure, my anger towards Umbrella helped get me through it, but it was only after I got out that I really started thinking about what I could do. It was hard for Claire and I to hold on to any kind of hope in a situation like that. I mean come on, I was just a rookie cop and she was a 19-year-old college student.

To tell you the truth, I even thought about ending it - several times, actually - with just a quick bullet to the head. But I didn't give up. Sherry needed me. She was a 10-year-old girl thrown into a hellish environment with monsters after her, so I had to pull myself together for her sake. She was our reason for not giving up - especially for Claire.


新米警官としてラクーンシティに配属されたばかりのレオン・S・ケネディも、運悪くこの事件に巻き込まれた。ゾンビやB.O.W. (Bio Organic Weapon)の攻撃にさらされながらも、レオンは数少ない生存者と共にラクーンシティから脱出を果たした。








In 1998, a large viral spill accident occured in Raccoon City.
Its 100 thousand citizens were infected with the virus and turned into zombies in the worst biohazard ever, commonly called the "Raccoon Incident".

Leon S. Kennedy, who had just been assigned to Raccoon City as a rookie cop, was also involved in this case by mischance.
Even while under attack from zombies and B.O.W.s (Bio Organic Weapon), Leon played an escape from Raccoon City along with a few of the survivors.
However, from the viral infection and enemy onslaught, many lives were lost in front of Leon, thenafter having an impact on him.
The tragedy and horror experienced in the Raccoon Incident became a trigger for Leon's supposed harborig of strong resentment against biohazards.

After that Leon became a US agent soon after, but there there is little he opens his mouth about regarding the Raccoon Incident.
Government officials got to know of Leon as a Raccoon survivor, and wanted to ask for the circumstanes of the case out of curiosity, but to say to have been there just begs the question.

Meanwhile, in a convention that took place a few years ago for senior government official Adam Benford to become the President, he recalled as shown below with respect to the Raccoon Incident.


"Anyway, at the time, I did the best I could to get out of the city alive. Of course, it's also true that my rage against Umbrella, who caused the incident, gave me the strength to act, but after leaving Raccoon, I thought how I could go against them for real.

In Raccoon, we did "whatever it took to get out alive", that's all.
However, I honestly think it was hard for me and Claire to continue holding onto such a motivation in that hell. Yeah, that's right. I was just a rookie cop then, and Claire was a 19 year old college girl.
I actually thought about putting a bullet in my head out of despair, not just once or twice either.

The reason I still didn't give up?

It was Sherry, of course.
I can't say I know the details. She was just a child, a little over 10 years old, right in the middle of the Raccoon Incident. She was involuntarily set up as a key person in a scummy plot of adults, and was pursued by monsters. I had to get Sherry out of that hell. To that end, I couldn't give up. Clare surely thought so, even more than I"


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  1. Osada (ed.), Official Complete Guide, pp.417-436.