(Capcom's primary storyline)
The Connections is a crime syndicate involved in BC (Bio-Chemical) research, money laundering, murder and trafficking of weapons and drugs.
The Connections worked in collaboration with H.C.F. in 2000 in the creation of a revolutionary new fungus. They iterated through five lines of "subjects" capable of mind control, with each successive line given a letter-based designations. The early lines such as the A-Type had performance issues and were not considered practical; later lines improved upon their abilities and made them more practical as weapons. By 2014, the most advanced series is the E-Type. Along with the series of bioweapons types, a Necrotoxin was developed for each that could destroy that type.
The goal of this organisation was to use mind control as a weapon in itself, and planned to sell their child subjects to allow the takeover of regions without the use of more traditional bioweapons which could bring socio-economic problems as well as the needs of conventional weapons like nuclear, firearms or chemical weapons as well. With the creation of the first E-Type, the E-001 (or "Eveline") in 2014, competing companies as well as other weapon manufacturers became seriously concerned of their survivability in the changing market since Eveline will become the seriously disruptive technology to render all forms of conventional weapon to become obsolete. A Serum made from the D-Types was also developed that would give immunization to the E-Type's mental control, and Stabilizing Compounds that would maintain Eveline's sanity and youth.
The organisation was forced to take Eveline into hiding after rival companies attempt to sabotage the operation to maintain competition in the market, transporting her on the LNG carrier Annabelle to another lab. The Connections made use of Genome Codices to assist assigned Handlers in keeping track of Eveline.
On October 5, Eveline lost control and damaged the ship causing its tanker to explode, knocking her out and causing the ship to drift into the Louisiana bayou. The organisation chose to allow her to continue living there. By the beginning of January 2015, they set up a lab in the Abercrombie Salt Mine, provided Lucas Baker with the serum, and enlisted him as an agent.
Lucas kept in contact with the lab, keeping them up to date with Eveline's condition while in hiding. Prior to July 2017, within the lab Lucas and staff also created new variations of the Molded, the WM-001, its offspring the WM-001a, and the WM-002. It is unknown if these experiments were to create a new Series, or just to create new individual B.O.W.s.
On August 26, 2016, due to not getting her maintenance chemicals, E-001 (codenamed "Eveline") began rapidly aging and becoming unstable. On September 1, Lucas reports it to The Connections HQ and by the 9th, the lab received a kit to make E-Necrotoxin from HQ. It was to be used if necessary but Eveline had already stabilized herself, albeit now an old woman.
At some point, Blue Umbrella became aware of Eveline's presence and began monitoring the Baker ranch while becoming suspicious Lucas was working with them. On July 20, 2017, Blue Umbrella neutralized both Eveline and Lucas, leaving no one left on the Baker ranch.
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), file: "R and D Report (1 of 2)".
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), file: "Email Log".
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), DLC: Not A Hero.
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), file: Eveline Observation Log.
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), file: "Lucas' Journal (Not a Hero)".
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), file: "Researcher's Journal".