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Spencer Rain

Spencer Rain was a cruise ship owned by a subsidiary of the Umbrella Corporation, and one of several within its fleet. Alongside its public function of ferrying Umbrella executives and celebrity figures across the Atlantic Ocean, Spencer Rain was also involved for the shipment and auction of the latest in Bio Organic Weaponry.

History[]

In the 1990s, Umbrella Corporation had built up an immense web of criminal enterprises in order to maintain the secrecy as well as financial and political support for the t-Virus, a bioweapon which they were marketing to the United States, its NATO allies, France and likely other militaries in direct opposition to the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. Along with the supplying of said bioweapon to customers, Umbrella provided quid pro quo services for influential politicians, aristocrats and cartel leaders. This ranged from offering invitations to lavish parties to producing and distributing snuff films.[1] In the wake of the 1998 Raccoon City Destruction Incident, Umbrella's political support became untenable, though its reputation in other circles was otherwise undiminished.

Spencer Rain began its first voyage in May 2002,[2] where it was to operate continuously between Europe and North America. Officially, it served the super-rich, allowing its passengers to intermingle while enjoying its restaurant, bar and casino.[3] In secret, however, Spencer Rain was a front for the illegal bioweapons industry, and at scheduled times held auctions for its latest B.O.W. products, which were confined within the ship's hold.[2]

In September 2002, the ship was hijacked by a terrorist group led by Morpheus D. Duvall, who released the B.O.W. cargo from containment and put the ship on a course headed to an island used by Umbrella. The ship was boarded by Bruce McGivern and Fong Long, agents of US-STRATCOM and the Ministry of State Security, respectively to kill or detain Duvall. Not long after boarding, the ship crashed into the island and exploded.

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Further notes[]

  • Production Studio 3 conducted research for the ship design by studying NYK Cruises' ship, MS Asuka.
  • An identical ship appears in Namco ✕ Capcom. Though assumed to be one of its sister ships, Bruce and Fong Ling decide to simply refer to it as Spencer Rain regardless.

Sources[]

  1. Capcom interview with Yasuhisa Kawamura (2000).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Resident Evil: Dead Aim (2002), file: "Ship's Log".
  3. Resident Evil: Dead Aim (2002), file: "Waiter's Letter".
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