Over the years, there have been a lot of good teams in the Resident Evil games.
Being good partners for each other takes a lot of energy, which isn’t something two people can make up if they’re not meant to be together. Some people don’t get along until they’ve known each other for a long time, while others can hit it off right away.
In the world of Resident Evil, it’s not unusual for each main character to have their own friend they can count on when things get tough. The characters are a big part of what makes the Resident Evil games so fun, and seeing how well they work together and get along makes both the story and the gameplay more interesting. Here are some of the most famous and best-known pairs in the RE world.
Claire Redfield & Moira Burton (RE Revelations 2)
In Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Claire is finally back as the main character after fifteen years. Her last name was RE Code: Veronica. This time, Claire is not with Leon or Steve. Instead, she is working with Moira Burton, who is Barry Burton’s daughter. Players can either work together to play the game or play alone, letting an AI handle the other character.
Moira is no longer the powerless little girl that fans remembered from RE1. She’s grown up and even got a job in her dad’s field by working with Claire at a company called TerraSave that protects against biohazards. Moira is young and hasn’t had as much training as some of the other main characters in RE, but she shows to be very capable and a great partner for Claire.
Rebecca Chambers & Billy Coen (RE Zero)
Before the events of Resident Evil 1, Rebecca and Billy worked together in the Arklay Mountains.In RE Zero, Rebecca Chambers is a new member of the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo team. She and Billy Coen, a former officer who is now in prison, make their way through an abandoned Umbrella base. In RE Zero, the player doesn’t have to choose one character to stick with for the whole game. Instead, they can switch between the two main characters and let an AI take over the other one.
From a technical point of view, the two couldn’t be more different from each other. Rebecca and Billy, like Jill and Chris, have skills that the other doesn’t have. To get through the game’s hurdles and puzzles, they have to work together.
Chris Redfield & Sheva Alomar (RE5)
In RE5, Chris and Sheva’s first conversation is friendly, but they keep things business. But a friendship that was only business-related would get old after a while. Chris and Sheva started to talk more about politics and their own personal beliefs, which helped them understand each other and their ideals better.
Chris and Sheva’s fighting skills are a great match, and the little talks they have between waves of zombies show how well they get along. Their work together was even enough to save Jill Valentine, who had been brainwashed, and to beat Albert Wesker for good.
Ethan Winters & The Duke (RE8)
Duke was a breath of fresh air in a town where everyone seemed to want Ethan’s head on a platter. At first, the Duke and Ethan have a lot of disagreements, but as the story goes on, Ethan starts to realize that the Duke is only trying to help him and has no bad intentions. In RE8, Ethan is worn out and hurt, so having a friend like the Duke to help him out when he needs it most is a relief.Duke gives Ethan and the player a sense of security by letting them know they always have a safe place to hide out and buy weapons and medical supplies. The Duke is exactly what Ethan needs to help him on his hard journey.
Leon Kennedy & Ashley Graham (RE4)
Ashley may have started out as a princess in trouble who needed to be saved by her brave prince, but the RE4 version gave her a whole new feel. Ashley was a bit more needy in the first game. She was a young girl who couldn’t handle the horrible truth of her position and gave in to her fear. In the RE4 Remake, on the other hand, Ashley had a much bigger part.
In the 2023 version, Ashley doesn’t need Leon’s help every step of the way. Instead, she can take care of herself a lot of the time. Not only is 2023 Ashley stronger and sometimes even helpful, but she also gets along well with the main character (and Leon’s boyfriend) Leon. Throughout Tunnel Rush, they have hilarious talks that show how much they really like each other. Ashley might have a crush on her knight in shining armor because they work so well together, but I hope no one tells her about Ada!
Jill Valentine & Carlos Oliveira (RE3)
In RE3, Jill is hesitant to trust Carlos at first because he worked for the U.B.C.S. (Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service). Even though the two of them clashed for a lot of the story, they finally learned to trust each other so they could get out of Raccoon City safely.
Even though Jill knew what horrible things Umbrella could do. She still chose to trust Carlos, which made him trust her back. Since they are both good fighters, they take turns saving each other from certain death.
And who could forget that the main character of RE, Jill Valentine, was healed of her infection by Carlos alone before she died? The RE series wouldn’t have been the same without Carlos.
Leon Kennedy & Dog (RE4)
Throughout the series, one of Leon Kennedy’s most helpful friends is neither human nor named. The dog from RE4, who Leon just calls “That Dog,” is first found trapped in a bear trap and unable to move. Most players choose to help the little guy. And if they do, the dog will thank them in one of the bravest ways possible.
After Leon freed him and gave him some time to walk on his hurt leg, the dog came back to help Leon in one of the most epic two-on-one boss fights in the entire RE series. Fans saw that a language problem doesn’t always mean the end of a great duo or friendship when Leon and “That Dog” worked together to beat El Gigante.
Jill Valentine & Chris Redfield (RE1)
Jill and Chris have been in S.T.A.R.S. for a long time, but they haven’t fought together in a while. This doesn’t change the fact that they are the most famous RE pair. In the first RE, Jill and Chris made their first appearance when they went to the Spencer house. Even though they don’t stay together after landing, their history and time on the S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team show how well they work together.
If it wasn’t clear from how often Chris and Jill look for each other in the house in RE1. Because they’re worried about the other’s safety, it’s said that the two S.T.A.R.S. members trained together. Which made them close and friends.
Bonus: Ethan Winters & Karl Heisenberg
When RE8 came out, players all over the world talked about how the game’s ending could have been different. If the main character, Ethan Winters, had made a different choice.
Heisenberg says that he is interested in Ethan and likes him and what he can do. This is a quick change of plans. Heisenberg wants to work with Ethan, so he suggests that the two of them work together to stop Mother Miranda. Heisenberg was desperate to make a new friend, but Ethan turned him down. This broke up one of the best RE teams.
Fans never stopped thinking that if this pairing had happened. It would have been one of the best RE teams ever.