is a player character appearing in the Resident Evil series of survival horror video game.
Claire is the younger sister of Chris Redfield, the protagonist of the first Resident Evil game. She is the female protagonist of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil Code: Veronica, which follow Claire's search for her missing brother. Later she also appeared in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (a re-telling of the events of Resident Evil 2 and Code: Veronica), in the CG animated film Resident Evil: Degeneration, and in the live-action films Resident Evil: Extinction and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
Claire Redfield was originally known as Elza Walker, the female lead in the original version of Resident Evil 2. This version of the game, which was between 70% and 80% complete, was scrapped by the development team after a year of work, and is now widely referred to as Resident Evil 1.5. In the released version of the game, the blonde biker Elza was changed into Claire Redfield, having been given physical features which more closely resemble Chris Redfield. Claire was added as his younger sister in order to connect Resident Evil 2 to the original game.
The character of Claire did not exist in the early drafts of the film Resident Evil: Extinction. Jill Valentine, who appeared in Resident Evil: Apocalypse played by Sienna Guillory, was to continue the role in Extinction. Later producers Paul W.S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt decided to have a separate game character appear alongside the previous film's lead Alice (Milla Jovovich), saying, "We thought, rather than bring Jill back, put her with another game heroine."
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