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Origin

Sherry Birkin is the daughter of Dr Anette Birkin and Dr William Birkin, two highly intelligent and leading specialists in biotechnology. Her parents both worked for the large multinational corporation Umbrella, researching and developing biological weapons. Both were situated and based in the Arklay Laboratory located near Raccoon City. William Birkin was leading scientist in the field of T-Virus research, and so an important figure within Umbrella Corporation. As a young child, although fond of her parents, their busy work schedules would mean some distance between them, though both her parents would seem to genuinely care for her as well.

At some point the Birkin family would relocate to he Raccoon City Underground Laboratory, a larger, more advanced facility than the Arklay Laboratory. This is where William would work on the G-Virus. Unfortunately due to her fathers plans to sell the G-Virus to the United States Military, a series of events and consequences would play out, leading Umbrella to attempt to assassinate William. William resorting to injecting himself with a strain of the G-Virus mutating and losing much of his humanity, and more catastrophically a strain of the t-virus would enter Racoon City's water supply, infecting much of its citizens and causing a zombie outbreak. Annette having inside knowledge would do her best to warn and alert her then 12 year old daughter, to leave school, acquire an important locket at their home and then to seek safety at the Raccoon City Police Department. Sherry would follow her mothers instructions, gathering the locket, avoiding people, and making her way to the Raccoon City Police Department. Unfortunately her the threat posed by the outbreak was greater than even Annette Birkin could have predicted and the police station was also quickly overrun by zombies as well. Sherry would use her small stature to hide in vents and sub rooms, doing her best to survive.

Help would arrive, in the form of various individuals there to also survive and fight back against the zombie outbreak, Claire Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and Ada Wong in particular.

Creation

Sherry Birkin is a fictional character created by publisher Capcom, originally for the popular and successful Resident Evil 2 video game.

Character Evolution

Sherry originally debuted as a supporting character in the highly popular Resident Evil 2 game. She would be absent from following sequels, eventually returning in 2012's sixth main installment Resident Evil 6, this time returning as a main playable character, and noticeably older.

Major Story Arcs

Raccoon City

Sherry would find herself in the midst of a chaotic zombie apocalypse and as per her mothers instruction, attempt to find refugee in the Raccoon City Police Department. It would be difficult as she would not only face a multitude of zombies, but also her now deranged monstrous father, who was hunting down his daughter viewing her as a potential host for more G-Virus mutations.

Edonia

Now much older, Sherry is a government agent set with the task of locating a certain important individual, Jake Muller. With a rumored terrorist attack spreading a biological virus, Jake Muller's blood was considered an asset for a cure, unbeknownst to Jake, he was the son of Albert Wesker. Complicating matters for Sherry, would be that Edonia would be in the middle of a civil war, and she would have to find him in the middle of a war zone. Sherry would find Jake but he would be reluctant to go with her, only after negotiating that he would assist if paid 50 million dollars as compensation.

Powers and Abilities

Sherry Birkin appears much like a regular girl of her age and high fitness level. She is a trained and skilled government operative, with hand to hand fighting capability, as well as trained with various firearms. Noticeably due to her exposure to the G-Virus, and its mutation within her, has given her vast regenerative abilities. Sherry can heal from otherwise lethal wounds and injury.

Physical Characteristics

  • Height: 5'4"
  • Weight: 103 lbs
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blonde

Other Media

Video Games

Resident Evil 2 (1998)

Sherry Birkin would make her first appearance in any media, in 1998's popular sequel Resident Evil 2. She would be a supporting character and appear as a young child, who could assist the main playable characters. She was voiced by Lisa Yamanaka.

Resident Evil 6 (2012)

Sherry would make a return to the Resident Evil series, 2012's Resident Evil 6, this time as a main playable character and noticeably older than in her first appearance. A young adult, with much more personality and depth. She would be voiced by Eden Riegel (English) and Maaya Sakamoto.

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