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"Nothing will change, unless you get your hands dirty."
— Raymond Vester

Raymond Vester (レイモンド・ベスター reimondo besutā?) was an American soldier and later spy. From 2004 to 2005 he was part of the Federal Bioterrorism Commission (FBC), and saw action in the Terragrigia Panic. The discovery of a link between the FBC's Commissioner Morgan Lansdale and the terrorist group Il Veltro led to Raymond switching allegiance to the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA), continuing as an FBC operative for the next year in order to gather information on Lansdale's activities. Following Lansdale's arrest after the Queen Zenobia Incident, Vester began an association with TRICELL Inc. as a spy.

Biography[]

Terragrigia[]

"No, I can still fight."
REV Parker & Raymond

Raymond and Parker Luciani during the "Terragrigia Panic"

Raymond was a new recruit when the terrorist group Il Veltro released Hunter B.O.W.s into Terragrigia in what became known as the "Terragrigia Panic."[1] Three weeks into the FBC operation in the city, the forces were given orders to retreat to their base within the city ahead of a planned evacuation. When the Hunters invaded the base, Raymond was attacked and suffered a leg injury which prevented him from walking fast. He was rescued by the more experienced agents Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat,[2] who helped him get to a conference room.[3] There, he stumbled upon a telephone conversation Commissioner Lansdale was having with the Veltro leader, Jack Norman. Though too far to hear Norman, Raymond became increasingly suspicious that his commanding officer was somehow involved with the bio-terrorist attack.[4] However, he was unable to act on these suspicions, as the city was evacuated and destroyed soon after,[5] with a military blockade around the ruins set up to prevent the recovery of any surviving incriminating evidence.

Conspiracy[]

"They seek the truth about Terragrigia... and vengeance."
Unkown

Raymond disguised as a Veltro agent.

Following the attack, Raymond developed a rapport with the BSAA director Clive R. O'Brian, and became a mole within the FBC. O'Brian and Raymond devised a plan to expose Lansdale's involvement in the Terragrigia Panic over the next year. The basis of the plan involved staging a "revival" of Veltro. Raymond would impersonate Jack Norman, recruit extremists sympathetic to Veltro and set up a mountain base to create the illusion that the terrorist group had resurfaced. In doing so, the two hoped that Lansdale's response would provide evidence to expose him.

After a year old, unreleased video threat from the real Il Veltro was discovered, Lansdale ordered Raymond and Rachel Foley to investigate the Queen Zenobia, while another team was sent to the Queen Dido to kill the surviving Veltro members and seize an audio device containing incriminating evidence against Lansdale. Raymond immediately informed O'Brian of his mission.

O'Brian planned to lead Jill Valentine and Parker Luciani, and Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawat to the ship to investigate it, on the suggestion that the other team was being held captive. Aware of an FBC mole within the BSAA, Raymond was instructed to mislead all four BSAA agents, going so far as setting up a mannequin to look like a captive Chris to keep Jill and Parker occupied. The purpose of this conspiracy was to prevent the mole, should they be one of the four, of revealing the ploy to Lansdale before the incriminating information could be retrieved.

Parker & raymond (8)

Raymond helping Parker escape the Queen Zenobia.

After boarding the ship with Rachel, the two split up. Raymond adopted his Veltro disguise in the presence of agents Valentine and Luciani, attempting to guide them through the ship to expose Lansdale's secrets. Without the disguise, he encountered Luciani and Valentine on the ship's bridge shortly after destroying the ship's controls and destroying their boat, feeding them with suspicion he had unusual orders from Lansdale.[6] Raymond then ran to the communications room, where he destroyed the equipment and played an unreleased Veltro video to feed more evidence of Veltro's revival.[7] This plan was led astray upon the arrival of Redfield and Sherawat. However, Sherawat soon revealing herself to be Lansdale's mole, shot him in his Veltro uniform to prevent suggesting Lansdale's involvement in the Terragrigia Panic to the group. When his gas mask was removed, revealing his identity, the uninjured Raymond feigned death after whispering critical information to Luciani.[8] This however, made Luciani a likely target for Sherawat, and he followed the two to the bridge where she was caught attempting to set off an explosive. Sherawat tried to shoot Raymond, though Luciani jumped in the way and was hit.[9] Though Sherawat escaped, the two had enough information to incriminate Lansdale, and helped each other escape the sinking ship.[10] Luciani was found adrift in the ocean and was rescued by the BSAA,[11] though Raymond managed to disappear after the sinking.

Post-conspiracy[]

"Indeed. The fun is just getting started."
Jessica in the credits scene

Raymond provided Jessica with a sample of the t-Abyss virus.

Unbeknownst to either the FBC or the BSAA, Raymond and Sherawat were actually participating in their own joint-mission as spies on behalf of TRICELL, who was interested in recovering the t-Abyss virus from the Queen Zenobia. The two met in a cafe where Raymond gave Sherawat a sample of t-Abyss. When she asked why he rescued Luciani, he merely replied that he "had his reasons."[12]

Sources[]

excerpts (not used in citation)

Excerpt from BIOHAZARD REVELATIONS NAVIGATION & ART, p. 12:
精鋭ぞろいの「FBC」で、急激に頭角を現してきた指折りのエース級ェージェント。だが、実績をあげるためには手段を選ばず、その強引なまでの捜査手腕は各所で非難を浴びている。当然ながら「BSAA」とも幾度となく衝突し、彼の露骨な妨害エ作により「BSAA」が介入できなかった事件がいくつもある。1年前の彼はパーカーの直属の部下だった。パーカーの転籍後、彼に何があったのか……余人には知る由もない。

  1. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Broadcast scene".
  2. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), level/area: "Episode 11: Revelations".
  3. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Episode 11-2 (Cadet) scene".
  4. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Episode 11-2 ending".
  5. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Lost City".
  6. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Episode 2-2 ending".
  7. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Episode 3-2 ending".
  8. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Episode 8-2 ending".
  9. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Episode 10-1 ending".
  10. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Episode 11-2 ending".
  11. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Ending scene".
  12. Resident Evil: Revelations (2012), scene: "Staff Roll and Epilogue scene".
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