(Capcom's primary storyline)
The Beginning Hour Demo Protagonist is a person shown waking up in the Dulvey Haunted House.
After wandering around for a while and looking for the way out, the protagonist comes across a video tape, titled "Derelict House Footage". After placing the tape in a tape player found in the house, the protagonist watches the recording. He would later answer a phone call made by an anonymous woman, who claimed to know who he is before giving a cryptic message and hanging up. He soon managed to escape the Dulvey residence. However, any statements he made to the police were disregarded due to LSD being found in his possession. In addition, the police investigated, not finding a video tape or anything else to prove the murders that took place. The case was left to Deputy Sheriff, David Anderson, who was tasked with patrolling the bayou following a series of disappearances.
This ending is obtained if the player accomplished the True Ending of the demo (getting the attic key without being attacked by the Molded)
If the player receives any other ending there are some variables; Before he could escape the house, Jack Baker either ambushed him as he welcomed the protagonist to "the family", or otherwise succumbed to an unknown disease that he got from the Molded, with Baker taunting him as having "no family".
It is stated by Masachika Kawata that the protagonist is not Ethan Winters, the protagonist of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. However, the game does use Ethan as the Protagonist's CGI model and Todd Soley's voice clips as the Protagonist's grunts.