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"Let me go!"
"No! It's way too dangerous to go back now!"
"I left something very important back there; Trust me when I say it's gonna be a big help to us later!
"So long as you realize that if it's my ass or yours, you can bet my ass will be the first out the door."
— Rodriguez and Linda argue regarding retrieving evidence against the Umbrella Corporation.
Captain Rodriguez[note 1] was an Umbrella Security Service operator, serving as the leader of the 2nd U.S.S. Squad. His entire squad is either killed or infected following their landing on Main Street, partly due to Umbrella discovering that he had since planned a defection alongside several Umbrella researchers. He is responsible for evacuating a number of civilians and Umbrella defectors from Raccoon City, bringing the Umbrella Corporation to its end following witness testimony.
During the Raccoon City Destruction Incident, Rodriguez enacted the rebellion against his leadership and took possession of the Nyx B.O.W. cargo container, with the use of the 2nd U.S.S. Squad's Chinook, for use as evidence against Umbrella's illegal biological weapons research. As of midnight on October 1, 1998, he was stripped of his rank in absentia, with Umbrella executive Tommy Neilson being dispatched to retrieve Nyx. Tommy, himself, had a U.B.C.S. unit commander, Arnold, take part in the military side of things, having the area around Rodriguez' helicopter mined to prevent him escaping on foot.
In the early hours of October 1, Rodriguez was ready to evacuate on the 2nd U.S.S. Chinook with Umbrella researcher, Linda, although was stopped when she realised she had left something important in the laboratory. This was, in fact, "AT1521"; an experimental reagent to suppress the growth of the t-Virus. After a brief argument, he allowed her to head back to her facility, warning her that he would abandon her if the need arose.
As daylight crept nearer, Rodriguez's radio announced that the Sterilization Operation, referred to as "Mission Code: XX" had been given the go-ahead, meaning that the city was facing immediate destruction via airstrike. Waiting a short while longer for Linda, Rodriguez flew out of the city in time to escape the explosion, landing several miles outside of the blast radius.
Rodriguez is last seen after the destruction of Raccoon City, standing behind Linda while she throws away her Umbrella ID card.
Rodriguez is unlocked in the collection menu by completing the scenario "end of the road" on any difficulty with any character, but without saving Linda. The set costs 5000 points to purchase. He is a David-type character and therefore possesses a tool kit, which can make combo weapons, use Handguns and Magnums with one hand, and is also capable of doing multiple knife slashes. Rodriguez starts with a Green Herb as his extra item, and starts in FINE condition.
- ↑ In the English version of "Written orders", it misidentifies Rodriguez as being a "Commander" in the "2nd USS Division". However, the Japanese script refers to Rodriguez as 大尉 (Taii), and so is a "Captain".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Capcom Production Studio 1. Resident Evil Outbreak File #2. (Capcom Co., Ltd.). File: Written orders.
- ↑ Resident Evil Outbreak File #2, "The Noose Tightens"