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{{See also|Plant 43|Plant 43 (2019)}}
'''Plant 42''' was a large plant infused with the [[t-Virus]], and was originally part of an experiment on botanic subjects by [[Umbrella]] researcher [[Henry Sarton]]. The name location that the plant was growing on was "[[Point 42]]" of the [[Umbrella Residence]] (Plant 42 would literally mean "Plant at Point 42").
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{{Nihongo|'''Plant 42'''|プラント42|puranto-yonjūni}} was a large plant infused with the [[t-Virus]], and was originally part of an experiment on botanic subjects by [[Umbrella Corporation|Umbrella]] researcher Dr. [[Henry Sarton]]. The name location that the plant was growing on was "[[Point 42]]" of the [[dormitory]] (Plant 42 would literally mean "Plant at Point 42").
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
When the t-Virus outbreak contaminated the [[Arklay Laboratory|Umbrella facility]] in the [[Arklay Mountains]], a specific plant growing at "Point 42" of the facility was exposed to the virus, thus undergoing massive metamorphosis.
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Plant 42 was created by Henry Sarton, who injected a plant living in Point 42 with the t-Virus out of curiosity.<ref name="Inside51">Takeo (ed.), ''[[Inside of BIO-HAZARD]]'', p.52.</ref> Plant 42 proved to be completely unique, incomparable to any other plant-based test subjects. Its roots buried deep through the wood and concrete in the residence and began feeding on the chemical-rich water of the [[Aqua Ring]] , likely promoting further growth.<ref name="Report">''[[Resident Evil (2002 game)|Resident Evil]]'' (2002), file: "[[Plant 42 Report]]".</ref> Expanding its vines across the building, it used cracks in the flooring to attack passing staff members, feeding on their blood.<ref name="Inside51" /><ref group="excerpt">''Excerpt from ''Inside of BIO-HAZARD'', p.51'': "クレイウィルスε型は、 動物のみならず植物にもその効力を発揮する。 アンブレラ社研究員のヘンリー・サートンが好奇から、 寄宿舎にあった観用植物にクレイウィルスε型を注入したところ、 この種の植物に対して強力な影響があることを発見したのだ。 サートンはこの実験体をプラント42と名付けて観察を続けたが、 数日経つと手に負えないほど巨大化し、 結局そのまま放置された。 プラント42はその後もとどまることなく急成長を続け、 まるで動物のように活発に動き、 長いツタで人間を襲う怪物になってしまった。 プラント42はラクーン施設の寄宿舎中に根を張りめぐらせ、 通りかかった研究員をたびたび捕まえて吸血していたという。獲物の認識方法や意志の有無など、 植物をベースとしたBOWとして、 未確認かつ興味深い部分が多い研究材料だったが、 残念なことにSTARSによってプラント42は処分された。"</ref>
   
Because of the drastic changes, which also included its dramatic increase in size, it is unknown even by researchers and observers what kind of plant it originally was. With a massive flower-like nucleus protected by distorted petals and extremely powerful vines, Plant 42 immensely grew to invade the [[Residence]], using its securely protected vines to feed on the t-Virus altered water of the [[Aqua Ring]] beneath it. It had also acquired further nutrients by using its vines to capture its prey, when given the opportunity, and drain them of their blood. It was confirmed by Henry Sarton's report that there were several researchers who were killed by Plant 42. When Plant 42 exposes its nucleus or internal organs by opening its petals, it becomes much more aggressive towards trespassers.<ref>''Resident Evil'', [[Plant 42 Report (Remake)|Plant 42 Report]]</ref>
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By May 21, Plant 42 had completely taken over a room of the dormitory. Able to manipulate doorknobs and move its vines, Plant 42 captured and drained several researchers of their blood when they tried to destroy it.<ref name="Report" /> It was discovered by Sarton's team that Plant 42 was sensitive to a chemical known as [[UMB № 20]], otherwise known as V-JOLT. A plan was devised to destroy it, involving feeding it directly to the roots.<ref name="Report" /> However, this plan could not be accomplished, either due to the continued deterioration of the researchers' health from t-Virus infection or because of the escaped [[Neptune]]s in the flooded Aqua Tank chamber. Plant 42 was finally destroyed on the night of July 24 when [[S.T.A.R.S.]] searched the dormitory building.<ref>''[[Resident Evil (2002 game)|Resident Evil]]'' (2002).</ref>
   
As noted in a chemistry report lying around in the Residence, the Plant's mutations also made it singularly weak to a particular chemical codenamed [[V-Jolt]] or [[UMB № 20]]. Exposing the roots of the plant to the toxin dries them up and weakens it considerably.
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== Legacy ==
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As a result of the research staff's continued work during the outbreak, Umbrella was able to receive research data on the Plant, based on the 'Plant 42 Report'. The company soon after developed the smaller, more mobile "[[Plant 43]]", which was in development in [[Raccoon City]] prior to its own [[Raccoon City Destruction Incident|viral outbreak]].
   
==Encounter==
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When playing as [[Jill Valentine]] and concocting the lethal V-Jolt and throwing the vial containing it to the roots, she is trapped by the withering Plant and saved by a [[Flamethrower]]-wielding [[Barry Burton]]. In [[Chris Redfield]]'s case, he cannot fabricate V-Jolt on his own. Depending on whether or not you get the [[serum]] for [[Richard Aiken]] on time, you will either have to fight the plant in the traditional way, or if Richard dies of poison, a cutscene will play in which Chris is trapped by the vines of the Plant, and the player takes control of [[Rebecca Chambers]], who is forced to prepare the chemical and administrate it to the roots in order to weaken the Plant enough to allow Chris to battle it.
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*{{Cite book|title=[[Inside of BIO-HAZARD]]|publisher= [[Famitsu]]|author=|authors=|editor=Takeo, Sakamoto |page=|pages= |language=Japanese |isbn=4-89366-659-2|year=1997}}
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*{{Cite book|title=[[biohazard Kaitai Shinsho]]|publisher= [[Famitsu]] |editor=Hamamura, Koichi |language=Japanese |isbn=4-7577-0980-3|year=2002}}
   
The existence of Plant 42 pushed Umbrella scientists to further research Plant-based [[B.O.W.]] development. The result was the smaller, more mobile "[[Plant 43]]", also known as "Ivy", which was encountered in [[Raccoon City]] during the [[Raccoon City Destruction Incident|outbreak]].
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==Trivia==
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*The ritual plant in [[Resident Evil 4]] is may be a tribute to the Plant 42, as they are considerably similar in appearance.
 
*In the RPG game [http://en.wikipedia.org/Breath_of_Fire_III Breath of Fire III] (also from Capcom), there is an enemy in the Myria Station called "Plant 42".
 
*In Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles, Plant 42 is the final boss of Mansion Incident chapter 2. It is fought in a computer room below the living quarters.
 
   
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File:RE1 Plant 42.png|Concept art for Plant 42
 
Image:Plant 42.gif|Plant 42 in the remake
 
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See also: Plant 43 and Plant 43 (2019)

Plant 42 (プラント42 puranto-yonjūni?) was a large plant infused with the t-Virus, and was originally part of an experiment on botanic subjects by Umbrella researcher Dr. Henry Sarton. The name location that the plant was growing on was "Point 42" of the dormitory (Plant 42 would literally mean "Plant at Point 42").

History

Plant 42 was created by Henry Sarton, who injected a plant living in Point 42 with the t-Virus out of curiosity.[1] Plant 42 proved to be completely unique, incomparable to any other plant-based test subjects. Its roots buried deep through the wood and concrete in the residence and began feeding on the chemical-rich water of the Aqua Ring , likely promoting further growth.[2] Expanding its vines across the building, it used cracks in the flooring to attack passing staff members, feeding on their blood.[1][excerpt 1]

By May 21, Plant 42 had completely taken over a room of the dormitory. Able to manipulate doorknobs and move its vines, Plant 42 captured and drained several researchers of their blood when they tried to destroy it.[2] It was discovered by Sarton's team that Plant 42 was sensitive to a chemical known as UMB № 20, otherwise known as V-JOLT. A plan was devised to destroy it, involving feeding it directly to the roots.[2] However, this plan could not be accomplished, either due to the continued deterioration of the researchers' health from t-Virus infection or because of the escaped Neptunes in the flooded Aqua Tank chamber. Plant 42 was finally destroyed on the night of July 24 when S.T.A.R.S. searched the dormitory building.[3]

Legacy

As a result of the research staff's continued work during the outbreak, Umbrella was able to receive research data on the Plant, based on the 'Plant 42 Report'. The company soon after developed the smaller, more mobile "Plant 43", which was in development in Raccoon City prior to its own viral outbreak.

Bibliography

Sources

excerpts
  1. Excerpt from Inside of BIO-HAZARD, p.51: "クレイウィルスε型は、 動物のみならず植物にもその効力を発揮する。 アンブレラ社研究員のヘンリー・サートンが好奇から、 寄宿舎にあった観用植物にクレイウィルスε型を注入したところ、 この種の植物に対して強力な影響があることを発見したのだ。 サートンはこの実験体をプラント42と名付けて観察を続けたが、 数日経つと手に負えないほど巨大化し、 結局そのまま放置された。 プラント42はその後もとどまることなく急成長を続け、 まるで動物のように活発に動き、 長いツタで人間を襲う怪物になってしまった。 プラント42はラクーン施設の寄宿舎中に根を張りめぐらせ、 通りかかった研究員をたびたび捕まえて吸血していたという。獲物の認識方法や意志の有無など、 植物をベースとしたBOWとして、 未確認かつ興味深い部分が多い研究材料だったが、 残念なことにSTARSによってプラント42は処分された。"
references
  1. 1.0 1.1 Takeo (ed.), Inside of BIO-HAZARD, p.52.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Resident Evil (2002), file: "Plant 42 Report".
  3. Resident Evil (2002).
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