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The 2002 South American incident was a viral outbreak which spread in the Amparo region of the Amazon Rainforest. It was an intentional release of the t-Virus on the part of Javier Hidalgo, a local war-lord as an act of vengeance for the disappearance of his daughter and his tense relationship with the collapsing Umbrella Corporation.

The incident, also known as Operation Javier, was one of the earliest known implementations of Anti-Virus Weapon Protocol No. 7600, an American policy of direct action against groups possessing the t-Virus and was also the earliest known operation of the Anti-Umbrella Pursuit and Investigation Team (prior to another incident that same year), a unit within USSOCOM that was founded as a dedicated anti-bioterror organization.

Another account of the incident suggest Krauser had a team on the operation. All of his team was wiped out except himself as a result of neglecting evacuation request from the US. An unnamed journalist was trying to expose the truth and was "dealt with" as a result.[1]


A number of Bio Organic Weapons and Zombified prisoners owned by the Sacred Snakes were released into the Amazonian wild and found their way towards nearby communities such Mixcóatl, causing local t-Virus outbreaks. Along with the release, the Javier Dam was sabotaged in order to flood the towns along the river.

American investigation[]

Leon Krauser Operation Javier Chapter 1

The Anti-Umbrella Pursuit and Investigation Team had obtained evidence that a rogue Umbrella employee was selling bio-weaponry to Javier Hidalgo immediately prior to the release. Sending in agent Leon S. Kennedy, with support from USSOCOM soldier Jack Krauser, the US government wanted the employee captured alive for questioning. The pair arrived at the village with all of its inhabitants as well as local wild life have already been infected with T-Virus. Afterwards, they find their guide mortally injured by Hilda Hidalgo and later dragged to the depths and killed but not before telling them that the girl had brought "devils" to their village.

Later, The two found Javier's daughter, Manuela, inside a church guarded by a giant monster. The fact that Javier was Manuela's father was not revealed to Leon and Krauser until they met him in the sewers. He also said she was infected with the t-Veronica virus. Later, Manuela told them the virus was used to cure her disease which only affects the people in the area that they were living at with her mother have contracted the disease and Javier attempted to use T-Virus in order to cure her but instead transforms her into an mutated creature where Javier kept her locked up in other parts of the mansion. After Manuela had found out what inhumane means have executed in order to keep her alive, she escapes the mansion through the dams and fled to the village. Javier had found out about this and kills her 3 doctors then releasing the virus in an moment of madness.

Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles - Hilda II

More details about the treatment were revealed when the three once again meet Javier in a surgery room under his mansion with young teenage girls regularly kidnapped with the number totaled to more than 50 with their organ harvested and transplants to Maneula for 15 years in order to prevent the virus from mutating out of control. Before Leon and Krauser could do anything against Javier, the giant creature they saw in the church reappeared and proceeds to attack them both with Javier retreating elsewhere.

During the battle, Manuela attempts to help the pair by distracting the beast with her lullaby but fails as she writhes in pain due to her not regularly taking transplantation process with Krauser getting wounded in his left arm and, afraid of being discarded as a useless "piece" by the government, he began developing an inferiority complex. The pair begins to shoot down the now weaken mutated Hilda and mortally injures the beast. When the wounded monster was close to death, Manuela realized it was her mother, Hilda after she uses her last remaining strength to touch and connect with her daughter one last time.


In order to take his daughter back from Leon and Krauser, Javier transformed into the "V-Complex", a dangerous creature that could contaminate 60% of the Amazon in two days, and absorbed everything in its way. Javier would probably even absorb Manuela into his own mutated body. It's likely that he would have lost his sense of self, but his love for his daughter remained. As a side-effect from the t-Veronica infection, Manuela's blood was flammable. The girl used her blood as a weapon to assist Leon and Krauser in the battle against the V-Complex, but Leon was worried that she would lose too much blood and die. When Manuela was almost dying, Javier asked Leon to kill him, so his beloved daughter would not be hurt anymore.

Leon and Manuela

His body eventually combust and burnt as the trio aboard the helicopter leaving the premises with Manuela contemplating that she should have perished in the battle like her father Javier but Leon reminds her that she has to continue living for the sake of the girls that have died for her to live. After their trip, Manuela was taken by the US custody and put under strict surveillance with no signs of mutation thus far and Krauser was discharged from the army for his wound that he had sustained during the mission. After the incident, Krauser, who had overheard the name Wesker mentioned several times during Leon's stories and recollections, decided to seek out the man in the hopes of repairing his arm and gaining the power he had been seeking.


Javier Hidalgo had been a buyer of Umbrella's t-Virus samples since 1991, believing it to have the power to cure his wife Hilda of a degenerative condition. Though she ultimately transformed into a bizarre creature from the mutations, Javier continued onwards with buying Umbrella products - particularly B.O.W.s. In 2001,[2] he was contacted by Dr. Albert Wesker, who as a representative of Umbrella's rival company, began selling t-Veronica virus samples for use as a treatment for Javier's daughter, Manuela, who was also suffering the same degenerative condition.

Although the t-Veronica brought health to her body, she began transforming little by little as side-effect. Javier decided to transplant organs for his daughter to remain human. Girls of the same age as Manuela went missing one by one, a result brought on by Javier giving priority to his daughter's life above all else.

However, insanity took over Javier's mind after Manuela ran away from his mansion. Manuela, who knew about her father's behavior, trusted Leon and Krauser, intensifying his desperation.[2]