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"You really shouldn't have come here. My name's Zoe. There should be a way out through the attic. Go there---now."
— Zoe's first phone call to Ethan.
Zoe Baker (ゾイ・ベイカー Zoi Beikā ) is a woman from Dulvey, Louisiana who was involved in the Dulvey incident, a three-year series of abductions by her parents, Jack and Marguerite Baker, and her brother Lucas, all at the behest of Eveline, a young girl genetically-engineered to control minds.
Zoe lived with the Baker Family on the Plantation in Dulvey, Louisiana, with her parents and older brother Lucas. Zoe did an art project in the fourth grade of her and her family which hung in the dining room. There was an incident where Zoe called Lucas a pervert for watching her do yoga.
"All right, little girl. Let's get you cleaned up."
— Zoe tends to Eveline at her bedside.
Believing that the incident was merely just a powercut, Zoe looked throughout the house for Eveline. However, she instead found Lucas lying unconscious on the dining room floor and heard the mumblings of her mother coming from the bathroom. Upon encountering her mother, Zoe was grabbed by Marguerite who muttered about the gift Eveline had given her and tried to force feed her bugs which came from her mouth. Jack came back just in time to save Zoe and restrained his wife, instructing Zoe to retrieve some rope from the garage. When she returned, she found her father trying to drown her mother. Though he seemed normal at first, Jack grabbed her and menaced her by cutting open his chest, claiming that doing so would show devotion to Eveline. Zoe fled from her father, using the rope to hold one of the doors shut and watched as he dragged Lucas to meet Eveline.
Successfully escaping from Jack and Marguerite, Zoe fled to the trailer, where she found another survivor, Mia Winters, lying on the floor. She found a letter on the table and read it, learning about Eveline and finding a strange head. Upon hearing the voice of Eveline, Zoe turned around to find her standing behind her. As the girl grabbed her arm, Zoe fell unconscious.
Zoe then suddenly woke up back at the dining table, convinced that the night she had experienced was simply a dream, and tried to explain it to her family. However, she was abruptly stopped by Jack, who explained plans to prepare for damage following the storm. Soon, Eveline appeared and addressed Zoe as her "sister", shocking her.
Living as an outcast
"I was trapped with those monsters for 3 years---all of them trying to kill me..."
— Zoe tells Joe about her survival on the Baker Ranch.
Working with Ethan
"You did good Ethan. Shut up and listen if you want to stay alive. You gotta get out of that house. There might be a way out through the main hall. And that thing on your wrist is a codex. Don't lose it. It's important."
— Zoe's second phone call to Ethan.
After Ethan had escaped Jack and the rest of the family at the dinner table, Zoe contacted him and provided information about the house and hints on where to go. After Ethan escaped the main house on the plantation, apparently killing Jack in the process, he found her trailer and was once again contacted by Zoe who asked him to search the old house for the recipe to a serum which would cure Mia and herself of the infection, all the while warning him of her mother. After Ethan found the recipe, Zoe checked up on Ethan, and after being told by him that they needed a D-Series head and arm, she realized the value of the head she had retrieved from the trailer, and instructed Ethan to find the arm in the Old House.
After Ethan's successful finding of the D-Series arm, Zoe told him to meet her at the trailer, but shortly after she was kidnapped by Lucas and taken to the Boathouse alongside Mia as a captive.She was eventually freed once Ethan had managed to outsmart and scare off Lucas, and now having the two ingredients she needed for the serum, she crafted two vials which she gave to Ethan. However, Ethan was soon grabbed and taken away by a heavily mutated Jack, requiring Zoe and Mia to flee to safety. As Ethan struggled to keep Jack down, Zoe suggested that he use one of the serums on Jack, which calcified him and successfully stopped his attacks.
Having only one serum left after the encounter, Ethan had to make a choice between curing Zoe or his wife Mia. Ethan ultimately chose to cure Mia, which made Zoe feel betrayed and made her angrily demand the two to leave without her, despite Ethan's promise that he will send help for her.
During Ethan's vision while trapped in the mold, Zoe was seen sitting alongside her father Jack, but did not speak at all to him during this vision.
End of Zoe
"Ya gotta know, deep down somewhere, they were still your family and they loved you. Especially your daddy...even in his final days."
— Joe explaining to his niece that her family weren't themselves, but loved her nonetheless.
As punishment for helping Ethan and Mia to try and escape, Zoe was calcified by Eveline, but remained alive. Following his rescue, Ethan asked Chris Redfield and Blue Umbrella to look for and rescue Zoe. Weeks after the escape and Eveline's death, Blue Umbrella's special forces team surveyed the Baker Ranch and the surrounding bayou and eventually found her, but were soon apprehended by her uncle Joe, who took her and one of the Umbrella soldiers to his cabin in the swamp in hopes of saving her from the infection. However, despite Joe's initial efforts resulting in finding a partial dose of the cure, it was not enough to fully cure her.
Zoe remained unconscious during the time Joe looked for her cure, with Joe taking her to an Umbrella camp in hopes of finding a full cure. However, during this time Joe was pursued by her father Jack, now under the guise of the Swamp Man, and she was soon kidnapped by her father and used as bait to lure Joe into a trap in one of the churches in the bayou.
Soon after, she was taken back to the Baker's main house, now another Umbrella camp, eliminating all Umbrella forces in his way and setting her up at the dinner table. However, upon Joe's arrival, she was tossed aside as they both had one final encounter which Joe was able to win. Joe finally managed to cure her by the time Chris Redfield and other Umbrella backup forces arrived.
Ethan later called a recovering Zoe, during which she thanked him for keeping his promise and sending help.
Zoe loves her family, but realizes that they have been transformed into monsters. It is implied that she has helped multiple "visitors" to the farm when she remarked that Ethan is the only one who has made it "this far" after he escaped to the yard. Her helpfulness, however, could be self-motivated, as she wants to escape her own house and her monstrous family members. Also, having lived at the house, she would know the ways in and out.
Zoe's attire consists of a white tank top, blue jeans, and brown flats on her feet. Zoe also has unkempt short brown hair.
After being calcified by Eveline, Zoe becomes nude, with her clothes seemingly destroyed by the calcification. Her skin and hair turn white, the latter also growing slightly longer. Crystal-like formations grow over her chest, lower body, and the right side of her face, covering anything inappropriate. She remained in this form shortly after being cured by Joe, showing that her right eye had also been crystallized.
Once she was cured from the breakdown of her body by an Umbrella Corp scientist, her clothing and original skin tone returned, however, her hair remains white.
In the main game, she only interacts with Ethan by communicating with him through the telephones that are scattered throughout the Baker ranch.
- If Ethan chooses to save Zoe, they leave in the boat and watch as they leave Mia behind. As they follow downstream, Zoe reveals to Ethan how she and her family had become infected. As they reach the shipwreck in the swamp, Ethan, wanting to find out what had happened, stopped the boat to explore. However, before he can leave, Eveline attacks them. Begging her to stop, Zoe is killed when Eveline calcifies her body, killing her. Her body is presumably completely destroyed when the boat was capsized. The End of Zoe DLC confirmed that this is non-canon.
- Regardless of Ethan's choice, Zoe also appeared in Ethan's contact with her father, her mind still linked to Eveline's consciousness.
- Zoe was the unseen figure who calls the protagonist in the Beginning Hour demo, in a similar manner to how she contacts Ethan though her voice lacks the southern accent featured in the game. She would only call after the player had explored the house and obtained the basement key; the only way to reach her was the house phone in the attic. However, as of the final December 2016 update, Zoe will no longer contact the protagonist and in the final version of the game, Zoe says Ethan is the only person she saw escape from the Bakers' house.
- Prior to Ethan's arrival, Zoe has helped previous victims of the Baker family in an attempt to escape the house, with every one of them meeting an unfortunate end. Annoyed by this, Jack prevented the would-be survivors from reaching her trailer by hiding the three reliefs.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 kaitaishinsho, p.011.
- ↑ Lucas' Fuck-You List
- ↑ Jack's Journal Fragment
- ↑ http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/09/15/9-changes-to-resident-evil-7s-beginning-hour-demo