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— Item examination
In Resident Evil, the Master Key is a special key for doors in the Arklay Laboratory, able to unlock all around the laboratory. Albert Wesker carried the master key during the mansion incident of July 24, 1998. It can only be recovered if the partner character has already been killed, or if Barry was sent up to the helipad because he didn't trust Jill.
- Sumner, Christian; Shotten, Brian; Owen, Michael, eds (9 November 2005). Resident Evil Archives: Umbrella's Virus Uncovered. Translated by Zpang America, Inc.. BradyGames. ISBN 0744006554.
- Ōno, Tetsuya; Masui, Kō, eds (31 March 2005). biohazard archives. Famitsu. ISBN 4-906-582-31-1.
- Sumner, Shotten, Owen (eds). Archives. p.192