(Capcom's primary storyline)
M. Royce was a child prodigy headhunted by the Spencer Foundation. Taking up classes at the Umbrella Executive Training School, a boarding school for children recruited into the company, Royce was viewed as worthless by its director, Dr. James Marcus. By the end of the year Royce had been taken away by Marcus to serve as a test subject in the t-Virus Project, and his body transported out for further research at the nearby Arklay Laboratory. Their fate after that is unknown, though it appears their identity was well known to the company due to the paper-trail.