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Remake trilogy
(An alternate timeline in the Prime universe)

The Raccoon City Orphanage was an orphanage located to the north of the Raccoon Police Station.[1]


Founded at some point prior/during 1997 with donations raised from the city's residents,[1] the Raccoon City Orphanage secretly operated as an Umbrella facility associated with the Arklay Laboratory and NEST.[2] Children were raised there as candidates for viral weapons research, and subjected to constant injections and tests by doctors.[3] To limit information leaks, children were not allowed out of the grounds or to make phone calls.[3] When a child was needed for further testing, they were "adopted" as a means of keeping them at ease and explaining their later absence.[3] On February 19, 1998, one such adoptee, Oliver, escaped the facility after two months of being experimented on as part of ε strain research and returned to the orphanage.[3] As he exhibited signs of infection, the on-site security team murdered all children to prevent any chance of a spread. To explain their absence to the citizens, the official story was given that the children were moved out to another orphanage due to it being dilapidated.[2] The orphanage was later destroyed along with the rest of Raccoon City in the Sterilization Operation in the early hours of October 1, when the U.S. Government launched a experimental thermobaric missile into the city.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Resident Evil 2 (2019), file: "Guide Pamphlet".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Resident Evil 2 (2019), file: "Letter from the Director".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Resident Evil 2 (2019), file: "Tom's Diary".