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it's 20 April

happy easter fellow members  and also time for a new give away 8D


but first a very special thanks to my donators  below we can continue holding these   thank you guys for all the support

:happybounce:~~A  big thanks to our donators for the Month April:la:

(I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!)


for  those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project

called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free :la: 


how can I enter ?

  • to enter simply fave :+fav: this journal (thats all :meow:)
  • and feel free to write a comment on the journal.

what are the Monthly prizes?

  • 1 month premium membership (for one lucky member
  • 3 month premium membership(for one lucky member 
to keep up running this project....

I need lots of support 
I'm holding the give aways like this 50 % by :points: me and 50% :points:by my donators 
if you have some couple of points to spare and want to help me out please donate
even if you don't have points feel free to share this journal with your friends and watchers ^^


How do you donate?


To donate to this cause, go to `Tsuki-SoraRuki or mariridoodleparadise page and click "Donate" on the donation pool, or go to the "Give" drop-down menu at the top-right of the page and select "Give Points." No matter which way you give, I still get them! 

After you donate, I will contact you fast as I can  keep in mind I'm not all the time online sometimes you need to wait a little longer.

why do I contact you ?

  • starting from 7 January when you donate: as my thanks that you help me with my project in return I will feature 4 of your works on the groups profile  

  • but only when you want to be feartured.

  • in case if you don't want this I will feature your name on the groups profile .

  •  also one of your deviation will be added in our folder called Project monthly give away donators folder(which is also displayed on the groups page)

the more points you donate to longer you will be featured on the groups page

you can find my prize list below 

~ prize list~
1Points a day 
Points a week 
10 Points 2 weeks
15 Points 3 weeks
20 Points 1 month 
50Points 2 months
100Points 3 months
200Points 4 months 
300Points 5 months 
400Points 6 months 



without any further do these are the winners 
random.org choose the  following numbers
105 & 37

congratulations to the following lucky members who have won 

a present by Krissi001:iconlady-yume: & :iconlucariochick12:a present by Krissi001

if you are curious this is the list of all monthly give away winners so far :3

I have made these people happy so far :3winners of the Weekly give aways so far
Updated 20nd April 2014
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Rules of the Give away 

  • this give away is only open for members,contributors,admins,and co founders of CI (in order to enter join Creation-inspiration: (excluding mariridoodleparadise and Tsuki-SoraRuki (both accounts are from Tsuki)

  • if you are members and want to give it to a friend we accept it just let me know in a comment.

  • at the end of the giveaway winners will be randomly chosen (with random.org)

  •  you must be a member of deviantart for at least two weeks in order to enter in this contest!

  • write anything you want on this blog except mean,or rude comments (I will read all comments even that sometimes I'm to busy to answer)

when is the deadline of this give away

This give away ends on( 20 May) 

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Spread some cheer.

Sun Apr 20, 2014, 6:37 PM
Hello everyone! hope your Easter was good! :happybounce: 

so I've been so busy lately and i decided to take another approach at helping children's hospitals, this time i want as many people to get involved. 
I want to make a BUNCH of cards and send them out so these kids can have some cheer, hope, and really feel like there's people out there who care.  

If you click this link you can find out everything you need to know on how to truly go about this. 
www.cardsforhospitalizedkids.c…


If you don't wish to click the link but still want answers then i have provided the FAQ page to you below so you can stay on this page:) 


Q: Do you accept cards year-round?
A: Yes, we do. 

Q: How often can I send in cards?
A: As often as you want! We distribute cards to hospitals monthly and on major holidays.  

Q: Can I send the cards in a large envelope rather than individual ones?
A: Yes, you can. You do not have to send each card in a single envelope.

Q: Do you have a need for cards written in Spanish?
A: Yes!! We definitely need cards written in Spanish.

Q: What is the deadline for sending holiday cards?
A: We prefer to have receive all holiday cards at least two weeks prior to the holiday to ensure enough time to get them to hospitals. However, we can accept cards up until 7 days before the holiday.

Q: Can I write "Merry Christmas" on holiday cards?
A: Yes. We also reccomend making a few cards that simply say "Happy Holidays" or "Happy Hanukkah" for kids that don't celebrate Christmas.

Q: What hospital are the cards given to?
A: Cards are not given to a single hospital. We give cards to hospitals around the USA  including Miami Children's Hospital, Shriners Hospitals, Dayton's Children's Hospital and many others.

Q: Where do I send cards?
A:  Cards for Hospitalized Kids, 6567 N. Olmsted, Chicago, IL 60631

Q: Should I address the card to a specific person?
A:  No, you should not address cards to a specific person.

Q: Should I sign the card?
A:  Yes, please sign your first name on the card.

Q: Does each card need an envelope?
A: No, the cards do not need to be in envelopes.

Q: Can I earn service hours for making cards?
A: Yes, email us at info@cardsforhospitalizedkids.com for more info on this.



Its time we all do something special for someone else:) so get involved and make a child's day! 
If you decide you are going to do this or when you make the cards, take a picture of them and post it in the comment section below! i'd love to see some of your cards and know you guys are getting involved! :D

Here are some pictures of kids that have received some awesome cards! 


 




Warm Hugs 


PS. 
if you really want to do this but have absolutely no way to send out your card(s), if you upload them here on DA i can print them out for you and include them in my package when i send out my batch of cards:) 


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PE - Senior Week Wrap-Up

Sun Apr 20, 2014, 6:48 AM


Senior Week Wrap-Up

To bring Senior Week at projecteducate to a close, let's recap all the events and informative articles that we had this week! :la:



Monday, April 14th



Tuesday, April 15th



Wednesday, April 16th



Thursday, April 17th



Friday, April 18th



Saturday, April 19th



Remember that our Senior Support Stamp Contest is still under way! The deadline is April 25th! The winners announcement will be made on April 26th by cinyu!



That's it for Senior Week at projecteducate! Thank you for your participation and support! :wave:







Week 17, 2014 at #deviant365

Sun Apr 20, 2014, 9:00 PM
Hello Deviants! :la:

Welcome to week 17!

Last week, we asked you to find a deviation that you think should be a Daily Deviation and comment on a journal with the thumb or link and the reason you think it should be featured.

Stygma and BritLawrence both participated and have each won a 3 month premium membership.
This week, we want you to continue with this trend of finding things on deviantART. This week, we want you to find 3 deviants that you want to thank or show that you care about and leave a comment on their page telling them. Then comment below with the links to the three deviants.

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Okay 20 slots only. 1st come first serve. I will draw a headshot of one of your oc's but you must link the oc to me. I may doodle a background also.
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The last time he saved meJamie and I always had a very lopsided relationship. Even though we were very close and he never really expressed any desire for things to change, he was always saving me. He was the strong one, battling the world while I hid behind him, cowering in his shadow. In all my life, there was only one time that I ever saw someone go absolutely mental over something that he had done but even then, when I really think about it, it was the last time he ever saved me.
    Grandfather stormed into the dining room. His face was red and spit sprayed from his mouth as he screamed about what Jamie had done. He slammed his body so hard against the chair that I thought it might break. He began to explain but I couldn’t help but be distracted by the cracking of the chair – it was his chair, the one no one else was allowed to sit in. Jamie sat in it once, when Grandfather had gone away on business. Smirking at me, he slid down into the chair at the head of the table. When
Bloody Peppermints-Hello ch.2Kagami's POV
After the almost dreamlike visit, I kept holding the red handkerchief close, trying to recall the soothing feeling that I had gotten when I had heard the words of reassurance. The smell of peppermints still lingered, along with something I couldn't identify. Something sweeter. I prayed this one memento would be allowed to stay with me before I died. As the streaks of scarlet crawled over my legs, my heart began to clutch up in anticipation despite my efforts. Would he really come?
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A hand shook me awake, and I blearily opened my eyes to be greeted with a masked stranger. I instinctively shot back, mouth opening to scream, but it put a hand over my mouth.
"Shh, shh! Keep quiet. I'm trying to help you. Can you not scream?" He whispered. It was him! I nodded, and he removed his hand, wiping it on his shirt, then grabbed a pair of metal cutters.
"I'm just going to take the chains off." He murmured, showing them to me. I let him do so, only grimacing whe
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Tagged by the wonderful Gabbyartisto3o
Other one lizren.deviantart.com/journal/…

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1) Hello, OC(s)! What's your name? First, middle, Last if you have one? c:
Lizren: "My Name is LIZREN! Hero of Justice."
Tagisis: "Tagisis Tarrasque Giganotis, you may address me as Chapter Master or Lord Dragon."
Ace: "I have no real name But everybody calls me Ace of Anarchy."
Naga: "Naga Sandāhanmā or Naga Thunder Hammer."

2) Have any nicknames I can call you, hmm? 
Lizren: "Fish Man, (Love by Lia)."
Tagisis: "Chapter Master or Lord Dragon."
Ace: "THE PSYCHOPATH BLAAAA!"
Naga: "Monster, Weapon, and Jinchuuriki."

3) Lets start with the oh-so-boring basics. What species are you?
Lizren: "Sahuagin Demigod."
Tagisis: "Human, Adeptus Astartes."
Ace: "Human Survivor."
Naga: "Human, Jinchuuriki"

4) Have any super-special abilities that hopefully don't make you a Mary Sue?? 
Lizren: "I'm the one that made immortality, I'm a lord of Life and Death, Leader of the Abyssal Leviathan, I can Destroy Dimensions of I get 100% Angry and I'm the purist of Immortal even Death has nothing on me." <---Call him a Mary Sue... I Dare you.
Tagisis: "I have Dragon and Ancient Gunatics, a sharp mind in battle, Bred for battle and have 3 1/2 ton armor."
Ace: "I'm a PSYCHO... That means that I'm god damn good with a gun, sword and I'm very visual... oh and I can survive practically anything."
Naga: "I'm the vessel of the God Mother of a Monsters and Beast of the Multiverse, the Leviathan Queen"

5) Okay, don't shoot me for asking you this, but what's your favorite color? //hides// 

All: "Green... it our aura color."

6) Do you have an accent or lisp of any kind? 
Lizren: "I can speak any Human Language, also Abyssal, Aquin, Draconic and Celestial."
Tagisis: "English, Eldar, and Tau."
Ace: "Just the one"
Naga: "English and Japanese."

7) Favorite song genre?

All: "Rock and Nero"

8) Oh, on the subject of songs, do you sing at all? How proud of you of your voice?
Lizren: "Truly I sang three songs for Lia, I'm kinda proud."
Tagisis: "None."
Ace: "HWUD Songs... YEP!" :humasks:
Naga: "No"

9) Okay, lets get a liiiiittle deeper. Mind if I ask you some TMI questions later?~ eve
Lizren, Tagisis, Naga: "WHAT?"
Ace: "You'll love it girl."

10) Do you have kid(s)/a husband/a wife?
Lizren: "I know I'll have 6 daughters in the future and Lia will be my wife, I foreseen this."
Rest: "Nope i wish"

11) If you don't, a boyfriend/girlfriend? Or do you have a crush on someone?~ 
Lizren: "Lia the last merfolk"
Tagisis: "Nivea the Eldar Farseer"
Ace: "My Girl turned into a Droger Zambie.
Naga: "No..."
 
12) Ever been heartbroken? Like, VERY depressed and just hurt all over after something upsetting?

Tagisis: "Had to kill my Brother, who fell in the hands of chaos."

13) Ever wanted to kill anyone? C'mon, be honest. Or HAVE YOU killed anyone? 
Lizren: "I've killed millions of evil doers."
Tagisis: "I want to kill Eldar Autarch Agkist, but I have killed Chaos Marines."
Ace: "I just kill them any way"
Naga: "No not really"

14) ...I bet you're really just a huge softy under all your macho-ness. 
Lizren: "Yes I am kind hearted."
Tagisis: "Me and the Eldar... You could say that."
Ace: "lost it over the years.
Naga: "... Yes... but girls don't see it."

15) Sexual preference? Opinions on Homosexuals and "Homophobics"...? 
Lizren: "what?......"
Tagisis: "WE NEED TO POPULATE THE GALAXY, HELL NO TO THAT!"
Ace: "More Chicks in one room... YAAAA!"
Naga: :wha: 

16) Do you have a religion or worship anyone?
Lizren: "nope... I need no religion i'm a demigod."
Tagisis: "The Imperium of man serves a corpse that is waiting to die, and the worship the poor guy and I learned the Emperor said two stupid things about Xenos."
Ace: "Religions are for assholes, from Catholics to Santinists."
Naga: "Ninja... Not many religions."

17) I forgot to ask this, but what's your favorite food? Snack? xD 
Lizren: "I'm a meat eater but I'm also a Plant eater."
Tagisis: "Meat, to gain information on the enemy."
Ace: "I scavenge for food."
Naga: "Sushi and Ramen."

18) Who was the first person you fell in love with? Do you they love you the same way?
Lizren: "Surprisingly Lia."
Tagisis: "Nivea, I would Die for her, I would even fight Sleenash to get her back."
Ace: "No one."
Naga: "Two girls, can't decide."

19) ...Are you still a virgin? //awkward question, sorry
Lizren: "Yes I am."
Tagisis: "OH YES."
Ace: "A50 and I are the only ones that are not virgin."<---A50 form halo reach
Naga: "... Yes..."

20) What shampoo do you use? o>o 
Lizren: "I have fish scales... I oil my scales and keep them wet."
Tagisis: "Sham, Poo?"
Ace: "No factories, no shampoo, thats what you get for living in the apocalypse."
Naga: "Sakura no kaori no shanpū."

21) How fluffy is your hair/fur/whatever? (But if you're bald, I'm sorry xD)
Lizren: "SCALES!"
Tagisis: "Thick and strong."
Ace: "Scraggy."
Naga: "Smooth."
 
22) Who is the person you're currently in love with and how do you feel about them?
Lizren: "Lia I... I JUST LOVE HER!"
Tagisis: "Nivea is a hand full, but it's good."
Ace: "My Rail Pistole Sue is hot."
Naga: "Hyuuga Kiyomi and Uchiha Hotaru."

23) Any stories you really like or can relate to?

All: "Nope"

24) I'm just jumping all around topics, aren't I~ d:

All: "..."

25) Hmm... Name some people you really dislike.
Lizren: "My Three Evil Brothers, and every Sinner there is... And my father Sekolah."
Tagisis: "Not people but groups like, the Inquisition, Necrons, Orks, Chaos Marines/Deamons, and Tyranids... God damn Tyranids."
Ace: "EVA Inc and Titanium guv..."
Naga: "The Seven Devils, and Dyrrnax'es."

26) Name a few others you really respect and care for.
Lizren: "My group and there friend and family."
Tagisis: "The Eldar and TAU they are friends to me and my army."
Ace: "Hearts of Chaos."
Naga: "Just Hyuuga Kiyomi and Uchiha Hotaru"

27) And now name some people you just aren't sure of yet. (Haven't really gotten to know them)
Lizren: "General Zybaan Baazan."
Tagisis: "Autarch Ven'Sincos."
Ace: "Toxic."
Naga: "hokage Tsunade."

28) Are you completely flesh and skin, or do you have any robotic or unnatural parts on you?
Lizren: "All Flesh and Blood."
Tagisis: "I have a robotic abdomen, Left arm and Right Leg."
Ace: "Robotic arms and torso."
Naga: "I am whole."
 
29) More of the TMI questions: How do you feel about sex 
Lizren: "... I really don't think about it so I don't care." <---- Has no Lust even when 18+ Years
Tagisis: "... Heretic..."
Ace: "BITCHES I HOPE YOU KNOW, I WONT STOP TILL I HIT THAT HOE, BABY COME SAY HELLO, AND GET YOU'RE DRUNK ASS OVER HERE LETS BONE!"  :humasks:
Naga: ":fearblush:......... OKAY MOVING ON!"

30) Now what's your opinion of the perfect date with someone? //starts taking notes//
Lizren: "Going to the Ocean at night and get the rare chance to see the sea light up with Bioluminescent Plankton with your Data."
Tagisis: "Take Her to a beautiful space scene of the space clouds and see the lights of the stars light it up."
Ace: "SNORE!"
Naga: "I need the info..."

31) Are your parents still alive, dead, or are somewhere unknown? 
Lizren: "My father is an evil god of my race *Sekolah* and my mother is a mermaid goddess of life *Denea* and still alive."
Tagisis: "Both my parents are dead... Killed by Tyranids."
Ace: "Unknown I hope there Dead."
Naga: "LONG Dead."

32) If you had a choice between living with someone you really hate or living by yourself for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Lizren: "I'm Stuck with both of those so no to them both."
Tagisis: "Better to have company."
Ace: "ALONE!..."
Naga: "Same with Lizren." 

33) When where you born and what's your zodiac?
Lizren: "Multiversal time, Universal cycle 1, Year 1, day 50, Sahuagin Zodiac Leviathan."
Tagisis: "May 16, 998.M41 Solar Zodiac Drake."
Ace: "Don't care."
Naga: "... I Don't know never have I had a birthday."

34) Favorite season?
Lizren: "Spring."
Tagisis: "Autumn."
Ace: "Sea, son?"
Naga: "Autumn because of the Sakura trees."

34) Bonus Questions - Favorite Holiday?? :'D
Lizren: "Halloween."
Tagisis: "Don't know."
Ace: "Holidays died."
Naga: "Christmas."
 
35) Anything you really like doing, by yourself and/or with others?
Lizren: "Relax."
Tagisis: "Same."
Ace: "Kill things."
Naga: "Be with people."

36) Do you have a job or go to school? 
Lizren: "Protect People and resurrect the innocent from unlawful death."
Tagisis: "Protect the Milky Way Galaxy."
Ace: "Kill Mutans, Zombies, Merks, Religious F***ers, and Bad Government."
Naga: "Asasinat any target in the hit book."

37) Ever think about getting tattoos?
Lizren: "Only a Seal of the Leviathan on me arm again."
Tagisis: "I Have one on my back *Imperial Eagle.*"
Ace: "Naaaa."
Naga: "The Eleven Fang seal located on my back you can say it's like a Tattoo."

38) Opinion on if your lover got a tattoo...? 
Lizren: "NO!"
Tagisis: "She has engraved seals on her skin on her shoulder blades, hips and in between her breasts."
Ace: "..."
Naga: "No, not realy."

39) If you could talk with any of my OCs right now, who would you talk to and what would you say to them?
Lizren: "Don't know."
Tagisis: "Sister Gabriella."
Ace: "All the chicks."
Naga: "Meh..."

40) Now that we've covered quite a lot about yourself, wanna play a game?
Lizren: "Okay."
Tagisis: "Oh no."
Ace: "DAMN YAAAA!"
Naga: "..."

41) First game is "This or That", or also known as "Would you Rather", because that's totally original and not boring at all. <:
Lizren: 
Tagisis:
Ace:
Naga:

42) Would you Rather sleep naked with someone you didn't know or sleep naked outside. In the rain. Where it's cold and muddy.
Lizren: "I sleep in the cold and muddy."
Tagisis: "Someone?"
Ace: "Done both."
Naga: "... WHAT?.."
 
43) Would you rather have your lover cheat on you or have them die?
Lizren: "I DONE!"
Tagisis: "Auh?"
Ace: "THEM DIE!"
Naga: "Cheat..."

44) Would you rather be rich but unhappy, or be poor and happy?
Lizren: "Happiness."
Tagisis: "Poor and Happy."
Ace: "RICH BITCH!"
Naga: "Poor."

45) Good God, this game got old fast. I'm already bored.
Every one: "....?"

46) ..Sooo... What's your opinion on me as a person? Am I just an annoying and obnoxious little girl to you or am I actually kinda decent?
Lizren: "Not sheore."
Tagisis: "Just a little girl 1/3 my size."
Ace: "A cute little girl that need's to be-"
Naga: "Decent..."

47) That's good to hear... I hope. I don't really know what you're saying right now. PLEASE DON'T HATE ME </33
Lizren: "WHEAT WHAAAAT?"
Tagisis: "Really..."
Ace: "YOU LITTLE B-."
Naga: "Oh..."
 
48) Rate yourself, 15 being an amazing and flawless person and 1 being a terrible little b*tch who deserves to die. 
Lizren: "14 I'm not the most perfect person."
Tagisis: "12 I know my placement."
Ace: "15 because BITCHES LOVE ME!"
Naga: "2 because no one cares."

50) Anymore tips on living life to the fullest, or just wanna say something dumb before we end this?
Lizren: "I'm Immortal but just do you best."
Tagisis: "Get things done."
Ace: "Kill with a love."
Naga: "Just be you."

51) Well, see ya. I hope you enjoyed answering awkward and a bit stupid questions, and It was fun doing this with you!

Tags: Anyone.

In video games

Jill Valentine first appears as one of two playable protagonists of the original Resident Evil game (1996), in which she is an explosives expert of Raccoon Police Department's Special Tactics And Rescue Squad (STARS) and a partner to Chris Redfield. Jill's family ethnic background is half-French, half-Japanese,[7] and she is a former operative of the U.S. Army's secretive special unit known as Delta Force,[8] where she was an explosives expert.[9] Before the game begins, the STARS, including Jill's Alpha team, are deployed to investigate a series of bizarre murders in the Arklay Mountains, where they discover and enter Umbrella Corporation's Arklay Research Facility biological warfare site. Inside, with Chris missing, Jill initially works with Barry Burton, another Alpha team member, as they inspect the mansion and battle its undead residents. Eventually, she and Chris discover that STARS commander, Captain Wesker, had betrayed them. After defeating the monster Tyrant released by Wesker, Jill escapes the self-destructing mansion in Brad Vickers' helicopter along with Chris, Barry and the Bravo team's sole survivor Rebecca Chambers.[9][10] She is also the sole protagonist in Resident Evil: Genesis (2008), an alternative-story version of this game.[11]

Jill returns as the protagonist of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999), where she is forced to side with a mercenary named Carlos Oliveira, member of the Umbrella Corporation's paramilitary force double-crossed by their employer. Through the game, Jill and Carlos cooperate to escape from the now-dead Raccoon City before it is destroyed with a nuclear strike by the U.S. government. Along the way, they fight Nemesis, a modified Tyrant super soldier sent by Umbrella to dispose of the remaining STARS members. After several encounters with Nemesis, Jill is infected with the zombiefying T-virus, though Carlos is able to procure a vaccine from the nearby hospital. Finally, Jill defeats Nemesis and Barry Burton returns to Raccoon City to bring her and Carlos to safety moments before the city's destruction.[9][12] Jill is also featured as a playable character in the "Heroes Mode" multiplayer section of the non-canon spin-off game Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (2012).[13]

Emerging alive from the Raccoon City outbreak, Jill becomes the founding member of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA) under the United Nations.[12] In Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), she works with Chris Redfield to expose and destroy the Umbrella Corporation by raiding their research facility in Russia, defeating Umbrella's newest bioweapon creature, T-ALOS.[9][12][14] Before the events of Resident Evil 5 (2009), Jill apparently dies while saving Chris during a confrontation with Wesker. During the game, however, Chris finds information suggesting that she may still be alive. Eventually, he discovers that Jill is under control of Wesker, who used Jill's DNA and the remnants of the T-virus within her body to perfect his new Uroboros virus. Chris and his new partner Sheva Alomar manage to subdue Jill and free her from Wesker's influence.[9][15] Jill then works with a fellow BSAA agent Josh Stone, Sheva's mentor, to assist Chris and Sheva in defeating Wesker. Demand from fans wishing to play as Jill led to two additional DLC scenarios (also included in the Gold Edition of Resident Evil 5): Lost in Nightmares, showing the events leading up to Jill's disappearance, and Desperate Escape, showing her fight to escape the facility she was being held in. She is also one of the playable characters in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (2011), an action game based on "The Mercenaries" minigame from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.[16]

In Resident Evil: Revelations (2012),[17] set in 2005, Jill goes on a rescue mission to save Chris from the grip of the bioterrorist group Il Veltro, following a transmission from a luxury cruise ship Queen Zenobia, which turns out to be a trap set for her. Jill and her new partner, Parker Luciani, now out of contact and uninformed of the dire situation they face, find the ship infested with a new breed of leech-like zombies, infected with a new, stronger strain of the T-virus: the T-Abyss virus. Meanwhile, Chris and his new partner Jessica make their way to the ship to find Jill and some answers. Together, they slowly unravel a global conspiracy involving an earlier outbreak of the original strain of the T-virus at the city of Terragrigia, and a botched investigation by a rival agency, the Federal Bioterrorism Commission (FBC). During this mission Jill is exposed to the T-Abyss and receives an experimental vaccine.

Outside of the Resident Evil series, Jill appears as a player character in the crossover fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000), wearing her STARS uniform. She returns as a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011), where her design is based on her appearance in Resident Evil 5, available as downloadable content.[18] In addition, she also makes a guest appearance in Under the Skin (alongside Carlos and Nemesis) and has a character card in the SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash series. She also appears as a playable character in the crossover tactical role-playing game Project X Zone (2012), wearing her costume from Revelations,[19] and in the browser-based social game Onimusha Soul (2013), where she was re-designed to fit the feudal Japan theme.[20]

Design and portrayal

During development of the original Resident Evil, Jill was conceived as physically weaker than the game's male protagonist Chris Redfield, but she was given more skills and weapons to compensate for this.[21] The development team for Resident Evil 3: Nemesis commented that Jill was deliberately designed to make her "beautiful for everybody" and appeal to both male and female gamers, as males would find her physically attractive and females would see her as a tough role model.[22]

Julia Voth (left) with Erin Cummings in 2009. In 2012, Voth also portrayed a homage character "Jill" (later changed to "Gillian") in Project S.E.R.A.[23]

For the 2002 GameCube remake of Resident Evil, Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi said the team wanted Jill to be "a little cuter" so that "her action and atmosphere has charm". Her facial and physical appearance from the remake onwards is based on Canadian model and actress Julia Voth, and her body was scanned into computers to make her look as much like Voth as possible. Character designer Kenichiro Yoshimura said that he "made Jill's face as much similar as I could to the model actress face."[3] However, so that she remains a tough character, her body is designed to be "not skinny, more like muscular".[24] Ten years later, Julia Voth recalled her audition in Tokyo, when she was still a teenager: "there were tons of girls there. They told us it was for a video game, but nothing more. ... I had no idea she would grow to the popularity that she did. I feel very blessed to be part of it. It really is such a great honor." Asked whether would she like to play Jill in a film version, Voth answered, "Where do I sign? I have always felt a connection to Jill, and more so always been very proud of the fact that people still love her and want to play her. It would truly be a full circle moment for me in my life and career."[25]

Jill Valentine under Wesker's control in Resident Evil 5, as seen in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (that look was also used in the live-action films Afterlife and Retribution)

On the subject of changes to Jill and Chris Redfield's appearance in Resident Evil 5, production director Yasuhiro Anpo said that he tried "to preserve their image and imagined how they would have changed over the passage of time" and so they "made a new design that retained their signature color—green for Chris, blue for Jill—to carry over the same look from the past. The facial structures are mainly based on the visuals of the Nintendo GameCube version, and we added various details to these in order to develop a realistic structure."[26] Jill's character model was paler than usual in this entry to the series and her hair was blonde, both of which were explained in-universe as being due to a pigment abnormality sustained while her body was under experimentation. Capcom producer Jun Takeuchi said Jill's unlockable "classic look" STARS uniform from the original game was his favorite extra costume in Resident Evil 5.[27]

Jill was voiced by Catherine Disher in Resident Evil 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Heidi Anderson voiced her in the 2002 GameCube remake of the first game. Patricia Ja Lee, who provided the voice and motion capture in The Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil 5 and all of its later released downloadable content (DLC), and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, compared physical part of the auditions for the role to applying to the LAPD. Lee noted that while she did her research and "looked up the previous Jills", she was given a lot of freedom to reinvent the character due to the changes that Jill underwent in-universe.[28] Kari Wahlgren assumed the role in Marvel vs. Capcom 3; Michelle Ruff lent her voice to the character in Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Ruff said about her role: "Jills's voice says a lot about her personality. I kept her in my lower register. She's all business and not 'girly' at all. Almost military-ish."[29]

 

Gameplay

Jill was one of the first two player characters in the Resident Evil series. In the original game, Jill plays very differently to Chris as she runs slower, can take less damage and is less accurate with firearms, but has two more inventory slots and an access to stronger weapons (including starting armed with a gun, while Chris begins with only a knife). She also carries a lockpick capable of opening many doors and caches, knows how to play piano (which is useful in-game), and is aided by the overprotective Barry.[21] In the game's 2002 remake, she has a taser as her personal defensive weapon.[30] In Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Jill will enter the "Live Selection Mode" during certain sections of the game, in which the player is prompted to quickly choose between one of two possible actions (the choice of action affects the direction of the game and story, including which ending the player receives). It was also during this game that Jill became the first character to be able to perform a quick 180-degree turn, which has since become a staple of the series.[31] In Resident Evil 5, Jill runs faster than Chris. While the majority of her melee moves (kicks and acrobatic leg attacks) are the weakest of the four playable Mercenaries mode characters in RE5, they are also the fastest, and her exclusive Px4 handgun has the best chance of a critical hit (head shots resulting in an instant kill) of all the characters.[32]

In Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Jill is a very fast and agile character that is able to summon monsters to attack her opponent.[33] She can also heal the player's active character if she is summoned as a support character. In Marvel vs. Capcom 3, she was given a complete overhaul, her appearance and move-set being based on her Resident Evil 5 incarnation and using Wesker-like teleportation moves.[34] In this game, Jill is available as a DLC character,[35] but her character was reportedly found to be already present on the retail game disc.[36]

Other appearances

In film

Jill's plain clothes in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, adapted for Sienna Guillory's role as Jill in the film Apocalypse (right). This design was criticized by some as fan service unsuitable for the series' theme.[37][38][39][40] Maxim ranked Jill in this outfit as number one top "video game vixen" in 2009, stating that "no one in the history of video games has ever looked sexier or more desirable."[41]

Jill first appears in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), the second film in the live-action series. In this version of the series, Jill is a former STARS member (having been suspended for filing "false" reports about zombies[42]) and a foil to the main character, Alice. Jill tries to escape Raccoon City along with a group of survivors and is one of the few to make it out. She was set to appear in the sequel, Resident Evil: Extinction, but Sienna Guillory had commitments to other work. Later, producers Paul W. S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt decided to have an "another game heroine", Claire Redfield, appear alongside the film's lead, Alice.[43] Jill returns in a costume based on her Resident Evil 5 suit at the end of the film Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), where she is under the control of Umbrella Corporation and leads an attack against Alice, Claire, Chris and the remaining human survivors. Guillory returned to the role of Jill as the primary antagonist of the fifth film, Resident Evil: Retribution (2012).[44]

Sienna Guillory portrays Jill in the live-action films, where she is one of protagonists turned an antagonist. At first, the films' producer/writer/director Anderson chose Natasha Henstridge, but she was unavailable; he then considered Mira Sorvino.[45] Guillory said she was "incredibly proud to be a part of this" and felt "there is no greater motivator than knowing you’re going to be squaring off against Milla Jovovich [Alice] in a cat-suit months after giving birth to twins," but she had problems with Jill's "boob-ament" mind control device prop during the fifth film's production.[46]

In literature

Jill also appears in several novels based on the Resident Evil series, particularly in those by S. D. Perry. In the 1998 novel Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy, Jill is said to be the daughter of professional thief Dick Valentine and to having been his accomplice prior to her career in law enforcement (in apparent conflict with her supposed Delta Force background), explaining her unrivaled infiltration skills and "mastery of unlocking".[47] She also appears in Lee Chung Hing's manhua adaptation of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, titled Biohazard 3: Last Escape (1999), as well as in the Marvel's comic series Resident Evil (1996–1998) and the comic book Marvel Vs. Capcom: Fate of Two Worlds (2011).[48]

In merchandise

The character has been featured in various Resident Evil merchandise, including a range of RE3 Jill action figures released by Moby Dick Toys in 2001,[49][50][51] and the action figures made by Toy Biz[52] and NECA.[53][54] In 2010, Hot Toys have released two detailed 1/6 scale figures of Jill based on her appearance in Resident Evil 5 (one in her BSAA uniform[55] and one in her RE5 "battlesuit"[56]) with over 30 points of articulation, commissioned by Capcom to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Resident Evil.[57][58] In 2006, a Jill statuette was released by NECA in 2006 for the 10th anniversary of Resident Evil.[59] Other Jill statuettes were also made by other manufacturers, such as KIP, Vanilla Chop and Gaya Entertainment.[60][61][62] Also produced were replicas of her beret and STARS badge from the original Resident Evil game. In 2011, Jill was featured as a character in Bandai's Resident Evil Deck Building Game and included as one of two pre-order promotional cards.[63]

Capcom's theme restaurant Biohazard Cafe & Grill S.T.A.R.S. opened in 2012 with a dish named S.T.A.R.S. Original Noodles (Women Only) "Jill Ver." in the menu.[64] Halloween Horror Nights 2013, held at Universal Orlando, featured Jill as one the two main characters in a haunted house "Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City", based on Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.[65]

Cultural impact

Reception

Acclaim

Jill Valentine has been received very positively as the Resident Evil series' main female protagonist and remains one of its most recognisable characters. In 2002, Jill was described by Duluth News Tribune as the "best super heroine this side of Lara Croft".[66] GameDaily ranked her as their tenth most favorite Capcom characters of all time[67] and used her as an example for the archetype "smart and sexy heroine".[68] In the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition of 2011, Jill was voted the 43rd most popular video game character of all time.[69] She was also recognized by Guinness World Records 2013: Gamer's Edition as "the first female player character in a survival-horror game".[70][note 1] That same year, Complex and GamingBolt both included her among the greatest video game mascots.[71][72]

As one of two protagonists of the original survival-horror classic Resident Evil and a hot zombie-killing machine, Jill was destined to be every male fanboy's dream. Except she accomplished her attractiveness and appeal in a very different way to typical female protagonists at the time. (...) The choice of playing as her isn't mired in stereotypes, and she has several logical advantages and disadvantages to Chris, none of which were based on her gender.[40]

—Nathan Misa, MMGN

Within the Resident Evil universe, she's invaluable to her Alpha Team; competent, clever and professional, she's the resident bomb expert and, of course, the master of unlocking. But she also offers certain advantages to the player. While she can't take as much damage as Chris can, she does have those two extra inventory slots, which, when you've discovered a cache of shotgun shells, can make all the difference. Jill is an asset, both inside the story and out; she's not 'good, for a woman' but simply 'good.' And while Rebecca, Claire and Ada each have their individual strengths and weaknesses, like Jill they are all powerful and competent human beings.[73]

—Lara Crigger, The Escapist

In 2005, Bonnie Ruberg of The Escapist called her "a classic example" of horror game female characters who fill the role of the heroine, as "she's tightly clothed, but not outrageously so, and she can shoot herself a mean zombie."[74] In 2007, Jill was listed by Tom's Hardware among the 50 greatest female characters in video game history, describing her as "a true survivor and an elite fighting machine, not to mention a drop-dead gorgeous brunette."[75] GameDaily listed Jill among the ten "babes who should meet your mom", where she was described as both noble and confident even as having a questionable fashion sense,[76] as well as the "chicks who will kick your ass" (along with Ada, Claire and Sheva),[77] and ranked her as 26th among the "50 hottest game babes".[78] According to GamesRadar's Brett Elston, Jill has "emerged as perhaps the most sensible design of the period [of mid-to-late 1990s], being both tough and sexy without shedding her clothes at the first sign of trouble."[79] In 2009, Elston listed her among the 11 heroines that "embody the best of videogame girls",[80] also confessing that Jill was his first game crush for "her normal name, normal build and normal demeanor, trapped in the most abnormal of situations."[81] In 2010, James Hawkins of Joystick Division ranked Jill as the second top "badass lady" in video games, chosen for her perseverance.[82] In the 2011 "battle of the beauties" feature, Complex pitted Jill against Claire Redfield in the category "zombie killer", choosing her over Claire.[83] In 2012, Nathan Misa of MMGN graded her the fifth top "hottest and modest" female protagonists in gaming, writing that in the original game Jill was "portrayed realistically and appropriately."[40] That same year, Adam Dodd of Cheat Code Central chose this "sultry S.T.A.R.S. member" among "many capable women in the Resident Evil series" for his list of top ten "badass" women of video games, commentting that "Jill is a fan favorite for a reason, as she's an intimidating mix of brains and beauty, and it certainly helps that she knows her way around a gun."[84] In 2013, she was ranked as 30th on the list greatest heroine in video game history by Michael Rougeau of Complex,[85] while Tom's Guide's Marshall Honorof included her among top ten video game female protagonists, writing that "equally good at gunning down the undead and solving tricky puzzles, Jill set a high standard for heroines in survival-horror games: smart, capable and devoted to her partners."[86] That same year, the "smart and resourceful" Jill was also similarly ranked as the tenth best female protagonist in gaming by the staff of GamesTM, who stated: "When you think of a lead protagonist for the series, your mind might jump to Chris Redfield or Leon S. Kennedy, but she’s the most consistent character throughout the series. When you need a gigantic genetically altered zombie taking down, she's the girl to do it."[87]

One of the celebrated aspects of Jill's role in the series has been her ongoing partnership with Chris Redfield. James Hawkins of Joystick Division graded Chris and Jill as the fifth top duo in video game history, as "the two of them together make a force that cannot be slowed by even the most sophisticated undead forces." He explained why the partnership worked so well, saying; "Jill Valentine represents the more intellectual protagonist -- the kind that survives on a sharp mind, a thrifty expenditure of resources, and sheer cleverness [that] contrasts perfectly Chris Redfield's machismo[88] In 2012, Brittany Vincent of Complex ranked them as the 15th "most a**-kicking" game duo saying, "Forget Chris and Sheva. Jill is where it's at",[89] while PlayStation Universe stated that the duo together form "the nucleus" of the whole series.[90]

Jill has been often regarded as one of most attractive female characters in video games by various publications. As such, she was included on the lists of nine "sexiest babes of action games" by The Times of India[91] and of gaming's finest brunettes by GameDaily.[92] In 2001, Omar Ali of Gaming Target included Claire and Jill together on his list of "all time favorite leading ladies in video games" as "two girls who made the dead rise up with their looks."[37] In 2003, GameSpy ranked her as the seventh top "babe in games", adding that "even those of us who weren't big fans of the games" will remember Jill.[93] UGO included Jill on the lists of top 11 "videogame heroine hotties" in 2007 (at third place) and among top 50 "videogame hotties" in 2011, noting her to be a core character of the Resident Evil series and citing her high popularity.[94][95] In 2008, News.com.au named her as number one sexiest video game character of all time, noting her popularity with both male and female gamers for different reasons.[96] That same year, she was also featured on the lists of top "video game game vixens" by Spike TV (at number nine)[97] and top "game babes" by Virgin Media (at number seven);[98] Chip ranked her as the seventh top "girl of gaming".[99] In 2010, Videogamer.com included Jill on the list of top video game crushes, stating that "she sure as hell picked the lock to our heart."[100] That same year, Joystick Division's James Hawkins ranked her as the fifth sexiest video game character, adding that she "has become the poster child for the Resident Evil franchise – she's smart, resilient, feisty, and remarkably beautiful,"[101] while AfterEllen similarly chose her as the fifth "hottest" female video game character.[102] In the 2011 GameZone poll that asked "who would you rather?", Jill was pitted against Tomb Raider's Lara and won;[103] to celebrate Valentine's Day 2011, Complex posted an article "Happy V-Day" with a gallery of her "hottest pics".[104] That same year, K. Thor Jensen of UGO featured her on an all-media list of the 50 "imaginary women that really need to be brought to life by science somehow",[105] also including her in their list of the 99 "hottest" fictional women of 2012.[106] In 2012, Larry Hester of Complex ranked Jill as 43rd "hottest" woman in video games, adding that she "pulls it off with her badass army chick steez,"[107] while JoBlo.com placed Jill eight on their list of "hottest video game characters".[108] That same year, ZoominGames ranked her at number five on the list of "the best in games" and Wirtualna Polska included Jill among the 20 "sexiest girls in games" of the year, in both cases for her appearance in Revelations.[109][110] In 2013, Jill was ranked as the fifth most attractive female video game character by Scott Marley of Daily Record,[111] as well as the sixth sexiest female video game character by Scarlet Clearwater of Soletron,[112] while Steve Jenkins of CheatCodes.com declared her the 12th "hottest video game girl" of all time.[113]

Criticism

On the other hand, GamesRadar in 2008 placed her among the top 20 supposedly overlooked "game babes", stating that "her affinity for adolescent head gear gives her a Blossom vibe that the world has long since rejected for its lack of sex appeal," with Stephen Pierce calling her "like a big dirty solider [sic] but with slightly longer hair, no dick and a set of tits."[114] GamesRadar also featured Jill from the 2002 remake game in the series about "powers that game characters forgot they had" for not being to able to shoot while moving in-game.[115] Regarding her controversial Resident Evil 3 outfit, Jill was included among five worst-dressed video game characters for this "'slutty cop' Halloween costume" by 1UP.com in 2008,[38] while GamesRadar in 2010 ridiculed it as "douche bag's girlfriend"[39] but has also called it "simple yet iconic look" with "nothing wrong here" in another article which was making fun of the original PlayStation graphics by showing the differences between her character render and the in-game model.[116]

Some also criticized Capcom for a perceived neglect of the character. In 2009, IGN's Jesse Schedeen named her as one of the characters in all media "who deserve better" due to her treatment in the films and lack of appearances since Resident Evil 3 until a small role in Resident Evil 5, her roles being "stolen" by Alice and Sheva.[117] In 2012, Resident Evil 6 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi wrote they have "heard a lot of love for Jill and Claire recently and people asking if they’ll be in the next Resident Evil."[118][119]

Memes

A cheesy "You were almost a Jill Sandwich" line spoken by Barry Burton in the first Resident Evil sparked an Internet meme of the same name,[75][120][121] which became popular in 2007.[122] Another Jill and Barry-related meme is "Master of Unlocking" (which is based on a dialog line that was featured in the original game and was removed in the remake).[122][123][124][125] UGO featured both of these "hilariously dumb" scenes on their list of the 25 worst cutscenes in gaming history in 2011,[126] and Dave Cook of NowGamer ranked "Jill Sandwich" as the 14th greatest video game meme in 2014.[127]

These memes were referenced by Capcom in the mobile game Resident Evil: Uprising and in the unrelated game Dead Rising (in 2012, Complex included Dead Rising's location named "Jill's Sandwiches" on a list of the best Easter eggs in video games[128]),[122][129] as well as in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, where there is an achievement "Master of Unlocking".[130] A "Jill Sandwich" T-shirt was also made available by Capcom Store, released because "fans were screaming for" it,[131] while Bandai included the "Master of Unlocking" (AC-011) card in its Resident Evil card game.[132]

Jill Valentine (ジル・バレンタイン Jiru Barentain?) is a fictional character in the Resident Evil (Biohazard in Japan) horror franchise by Capcom. Jill made her debut appearance in 1996 as one of the protagonists of the original Resident Evil game, in which she is a member of the U.S. special police unit STARS trapped in a mysterious mansion along with her team partner Chris Redfield. During the events of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil: Revelations, she escapes from a city overrun by zombies and eventually becomes a founding member and key field operative of the paramilitary organization BSAA, reuniting with Chris. The games put her in a conflict against the shadowy company Umbrella Corporation and its splinter groups.In video games

Jill Valentine first appears as one of two playable protagonists of the original Resident Evil game (1996), in which she is an explosives expert of Raccoon Police Department's Special Tactics And Rescue Squad (STARS) and a partner to Chris Redfield. Jill's family ethnic background is half-French, half-Japanese,[7] and she is a former operative of the U.S. Army's secretive special unit known as Delta Force,[8] where she was an explosives expert.[9] Before the game begins, the STARS, including Jill's Alpha team, are deployed to investigate a series of bizarre murders in the Arklay Mountains, where they discover and enter Umbrella Corporation's Arklay Research Facility biological warfare site. Inside, with Chris missing, Jill initially works with Barry Burton, another Alpha team member, as they inspect the mansion and battle its undead residents. Eventually, she and Chris discover that STARS commander, Captain Wesker, had betrayed them. After defeating the monster Tyrant released by Wesker, Jill escapes the self-destructing mansion in Brad Vickers' helicopter along with Chris, Barry and the Bravo team's sole survivor Rebecca Chambers.[9][10] She is also the sole protagonist in Resident Evil: Genesis (2008), an alternative-story version of this game.[11]

Jill returns as the protagonist of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999), where she is forced to side with a mercenary named Carlos Oliveira, member of the Umbrella Corporation's paramilitary force double-crossed by their employer. Through the game, Jill and Carlos cooperate to escape from the now-dead Raccoon City before it is destroyed with a nuclear strike by the U.S. government. Along the way, they fight Nemesis, a modified Tyrant super soldier sent by Umbrella to dispose of the remaining STARS members. After several encounters with Nemesis, Jill is infected with the zombiefying T-virus, though Carlos is able to procure a vaccine from the nearby hospital. Finally, Jill defeats Nemesis and Barry Burton returns to Raccoon City to bring her and Carlos to safety moments before the city's destruction.[9][12] Jill is also featured as a playable character in the "Heroes Mode" multiplayer section of the non-canon spin-off game Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (2012).[13]

Emerging alive from the Raccoon City outbreak, Jill becomes the founding member of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (BSAA) under the United Nations.[12] In Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), she works with Chris Redfield to expose and destroy the Umbrella Corporation by raiding their research facility in Russia, defeating Umbrella's newest bioweapon creature, T-ALOS.[9][12][14] Before the events of Resident Evil 5 (2009), Jill apparently dies while saving Chris during a confrontation with Wesker. During the game, however, Chris finds information suggesting that she may still be alive. Eventually, he discovers that Jill is under control of Wesker, who used Jill's DNA and the remnants of the T-virus within her body to perfect his new Uroboros virus. Chris and his new partner Sheva Alomar manage to subdue Jill and free her from Wesker's influence.[9][15] Jill then works with a fellow BSAA agent Josh Stone, Sheva's mentor, to assist Chris and Sheva in defeating Wesker. Demand from fans wishing to play as Jill led to two additional DLC scenarios (also included in the Gold Edition of Resident Evil 5): Lost in Nightmares, showing the events leading up to Jill's disappearance, and Desperate Escape, showing her fight to escape the facility she was being held in. She is also one of the playable characters in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (2011), an action game based on "The Mercenaries" minigame from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.[16]

In Resident Evil: Revelations (2012),[17] set in 2005, Jill goes on a rescue mission to save Chris from the grip of the bioterrorist group Il Veltro, following a transmission from a luxury cruise ship Queen Zenobia, which turns out to be a trap set for her. Jill and her new partner, Parker Luciani, now out of contact and uninformed of the dire situation they face, find the ship infested with a new breed of leech-like zombies, infected with a new, stronger strain of the T-virus: the T-Abyss virus. Meanwhile, Chris and his new partner Jessica make their way to the ship to find Jill and some answers. Together, they slowly unravel a global conspiracy involving an earlier outbreak of the original strain of the T-virus at the city of Terragrigia, and a botched investigation by a rival agency, the Federal Bioterrorism Commission (FBC). During this mission Jill is exposed to the T-Abyss and receives an experimental vaccine.

Outside of the Resident Evil series, Jill appears as a player character in the crossover fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (2000), wearing her STARS uniform. She returns as a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (2011), where her design is based on her appearance in Resident Evil 5, available as downloadable content.[18] In addition, she also makes a guest appearance in Under the Skin (alongside Carlos and Nemesis) and has a character card in the SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters Clash series. She also appears as a playable character in the crossover tactical role-playing game Project X Zone (2012), wearing her costume from Revelations,[19] and in the browser-based social game Onimusha Soul (2013), where she was re-designed to fit the feudal Japan theme.[20]
Design and portrayal

During development of the original Resident Evil, Jill was conceived as physically weaker than the game's male protagonist Chris Redfield, but she was given more skills and weapons to compensate for this.[21] The development team for Resident Evil 3: Nemesis commented that Jill was deliberately designed to make her "beautiful for everybody" and appeal to both male and female gamers, as males would find her physically attractive and females would see her as a tough role model.[22]
Julia Voth (left) with Erin Cummings in 2009. In 2012, Voth also portrayed a homage character "Jill" (later changed to "Gillian") in Project S.E.R.A.[23]

For the 2002 GameCube remake of Resident Evil, Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi said the team wanted Jill to be "a little cuter" so that "her action and atmosphere has charm". Her facial and physical appearance from the remake onwards is based on Canadian model and actress Julia Voth, and her body was scanned into computers to make her look as much like Voth as possible. Character designer Kenichiro Yoshimura said that he "made Jill's face as much similar as I could to the model actress face."[3] However, so that she remains a tough character, her body is designed to be "not skinny, more like muscular".[24] Ten years later, Julia Voth recalled her audition in Tokyo, when she was still a teenager: "there were tons of girls there. They told us it was for a video game, but nothing more. ... I had no idea she would grow to the popularity that she did. I feel very blessed to be part of it. It really is such a great honor." Asked whether would she like to play Jill in a film version, Voth answered, "Where do I sign? I have always felt a connection to Jill, and more so always been very proud of the fact that people still love her and want to play her. It would truly be a full circle moment for me in my life and career."[25]
Jill Valentine under Wesker's control in Resident Evil 5, as seen in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (that look was also used in the live-action films Afterlife and Retribution)

On the subject of changes to Jill and Chris Redfield's appearance in Resident Evil 5, production director Yasuhiro Anpo said that he tried "to preserve their image and imagined how they would have changed over the passage of time" and so they "made a new design that retained their signature color—green for Chris, blue for Jill—to carry over the same look from the past. The facial structures are mainly based on the visuals of the Nintendo GameCube version, and we added various details to these in order to develop a realistic structure."[26] Jill's character model was paler than usual in this entry to the series and her hair was blonde, both of which were explained in-universe as being due to a pigment abnormality sustained while her body was under experimentation. Capcom producer Jun Takeuchi said Jill's unlockable "classic look" STARS uniform from the original game was his favorite extra costume in Resident Evil 5.[27]

Jill was voiced by Catherine Disher in Resident Evil 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Heidi Anderson voiced her in the 2002 GameCube remake of the first game. Patricia Ja Lee, who provided the voice and motion capture in The Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil 5 and all of its later released downloadable content (DLC), and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, compared physical part of the auditions for the role to applying to the LAPD. Lee noted that while she did her research and "looked up the previous Jills", she was given a lot of freedom to reinvent the character due to the changes that Jill underwent in-universe.[28] Kari Wahlgren assumed the role in Marvel vs. Capcom 3; Michelle Ruff lent her voice to the character in Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Ruff said about her role: "Jills's voice says a lot about her personality. I kept her in my lower register. She's all business and not 'girly' at all. Almost military-ish."[29]
Gameplay

Jill was one of the first two player characters in the Resident Evil series. In the original game, Jill plays very differently to Chris as she runs slower, can take less damage and is less accurate with firearms, but has two more inventory slots and an access to stronger weapons (including starting armed with a gun, while Chris begins with only a knife). She also carries a lockpick capable of opening many doors and caches, knows how to play piano (which is useful in-game), and is aided by the overprotective Barry.[21] In the game's 2002 remake, she has a taser as her personal defensive weapon.[30] In Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Jill will enter the "Live Selection Mode" during certain sections of the game, in which the player is prompted to quickly choose between one of two possible actions (the choice of action affects the direction of the game and story, including which ending the player receives). It was also during this game that Jill became the first character to be able to perform a quick 180-degree turn, which has since become a staple of the series.[31] In Resident Evil 5, Jill runs faster than Chris. While the majority of her melee moves (kicks and acrobatic leg attacks) are the weakest of the four playable Mercenaries mode characters in RE5, they are also the fastest, and her exclusive Px4 handgun has the best chance of a critical hit (head shots resulting in an instant kill) of all the characters.[32]

In Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Jill is a very fast and agile character that is able to summon monsters to attack her opponent.[33] She can also heal the player's active character if she is summoned as a support character. In Marvel vs. Capcom 3, she was given a complete overhaul, her appearance and move-set being based on her Resident Evil 5 incarnation and using Wesker-like teleportation moves.[34] In this game, Jill is available as a DLC character,[35] but her character was reportedly found to be already present on the retail game disc.[36]
Other appearances
In film
Jill's plain clothes in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, adapted for Sienna Guillory's role as Jill in the film Apocalypse (right). This design was criticized by some as fan service unsuitable for the series' theme.[37][38][39][40] Maxim ranked Jill in this outfit as number one top "video game vixen" in 2009, stating that "no one in the history of video games has ever looked sexier or more desirable."[41]

Jill first appears in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), the second film in the live-action series. In this version of the series, Jill is a former STARS member (having been suspended for filing "false" reports about zombies[42]) and a foil to the main character, Alice. Jill tries to escape Raccoon City along with a group of survivors and is one of the few to make it out. She was set to appear in the sequel, Resident Evil: Extinction, but Sienna Guillory had commitments to other work. Later, producers Paul W. S. Anderson and Jeremy Bolt decided to have an "another game heroine", Claire Redfield, appear alongside the film's lead, Alice.[43] Jill returns in a costume based on her Resident Evil 5 suit at the end of the film Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010), where she is under the control of Umbrella Corporation and leads an attack against Alice, Claire, Chris and the remaining human survivors. Guillory returned to the role of Jill as the primary antagonist of the fifth film, Resident Evil: Retribution (2012).[44]

Sienna Guillory portrays Jill in the live-action films, where she is one of protagonists turned an antagonist. At first, the films' producer/writer/director Anderson chose Natasha Henstridge, but she was unavailable; he then considered Mira Sorvino.[45] Guillory said she was "incredibly proud to be a part of this" and felt "there is no greater motivator than knowing you’re going to be squaring off against Milla Jovovich [Alice] in a cat-suit months after giving birth to twins," but she had problems with Jill's "boob-ament" mind control device prop during the fifth film's production.[46]
In literature

Jill also appears in several novels based on the Resident Evil series, particularly in those by S. D. Perry. In the 1998 novel Resident Evil: The Umbrella Conspiracy, Jill is said to be the daughter of professional thief Dick Valentine and to having been his accomplice prior to her career in law enforcement (in apparent conflict with her supposed Delta Force background), explaining her unrivaled infiltration skills and "mastery of unlocking".[47] She also appears in Lee Chung Hing's manhua adaptation of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, titled Biohazard 3: Last Escape (1999), as well as in the Marvel's comic series Resident Evil (1996–1998) and the comic book Marvel Vs. Capcom: Fate of Two Worlds (2011).[48]
In merchandise

The character has been featured in various Resident Evil merchandise, including a range of RE3 Jill action figures released by Moby Dick Toys in 2001,[49][50][51] and the action figures made by Toy Biz[52] and NECA.[53][54] In 2010, Hot Toys have released two detailed 1/6 scale figures of Jill based on her appearance in Resident Evil 5 (one in her BSAA uniform[55] and one in her RE5 "battlesuit"[56]) with over 30 points of articulation, commissioned by Capcom to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Resident Evil.[57][58] In 2006, a Jill statuette was released by NECA in 2006 for the 10th anniversary of Resident Evil.[59] Other Jill statuettes were also made by other manufacturers, such as KIP, Vanilla Chop and Gaya Entertainment.[60][61][62] Also produced were replicas of her beret and STARS badge from the original Resident Evil game. In 2011, Jill was featured as a character in Bandai's Resident Evil Deck Building Game and included as one of two pre-order promotional cards.[63]

Capcom's theme restaurant Biohazard Cafe & Grill S.T.A.R.S. opened in 2012 with a dish named S.T.A.R.S. Original Noodles (Women Only) "Jill Ver." in the menu.[64] Halloween Horror Nights 2013, held at Universal Orlando, featured Jill as one the two main characters in a haunted house "Resident Evil: Escape from Raccoon City", based on Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.[65]
Cultural impact
Reception
Acclaim

Jill Valentine has been received very positively as the Resident Evil series' main female protagonist and remains one of its most recognisable characters. In 2002, Jill was described by Duluth News Tribune as the "best super heroine this side of Lara Croft".[66] GameDaily ranked her as their tenth most favorite Capcom characters of all time[67] and used her as an example for the archetype "smart and sexy heroine".[68] In the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition of 2011, Jill was voted the 43rd most popular video game character of all time.[69] She was also recognized by Guinness World Records 2013: Gamer's Edition as "the first female player character in a survival-horror game".[70][note 1] That same year, Complex and GamingBolt both included her among the greatest video game mascots.[71][72]

As one of two protagonists of the original survival-horror classic Resident Evil and a hot zombie-killing machine, Jill was destined to be every male fanboy's dream. Except she accomplished her attractiveness and appeal in a very different way to typical female protagonists at the time. (...) The choice of playing as her isn't mired in stereotypes, and she has several logical advantages and disadvantages to Chris, none of which were based on her gender.[40]
—Nathan Misa, MMGN

Within the Resident Evil universe, she's invaluable to her Alpha Team; competent, clever and professional, she's the resident bomb expert and, of course, the master of unlocking. But she also offers certain advantages to the player. While she can't take as much damage as Chris can, she does have those two extra inventory slots, which, when you've discovered a cache of shotgun shells, can make all the difference. Jill is an asset, both inside the story and out; she's not 'good, for a woman' but simply 'good.' And while Rebecca, Claire and Ada each have their individual strengths and weaknesses, like Jill they are all powerful and competent human beings.[73]
—Lara Crigger, The Escapist

In 2005, Bonnie Ruberg of The Escapist called her "a classic example" of horror game female characters who fill the role of the heroine, as "she's tightly clothed, but not outrageously so, and she can shoot herself a mean zombie."[74] In 2007, Jill was listed by Tom's Hardware among the 50 greatest female characters in video game history, describing her as "a true survivor and an elite fighting machine, not to mention a drop-dead gorgeous brunette."[75] GameDaily listed Jill among the ten "babes who should meet your mom", where she was described as both noble and confident even as having a questionable fashion sense,[76] as well as the "chicks who will kick your ass" (along with Ada, Claire and Sheva),[77] and ranked her as 26th among the "50 hottest game babes".[78] According to GamesRadar's Brett Elston, Jill has "emerged as perhaps the most sensible design of the period [of mid-to-late 1990s], being both tough and sexy without shedding her clothes at the first sign of trouble."[79] In 2009, Elston listed her among the 11 heroines that "embody the best of videogame girls",[80] also confessing that Jill was his first game crush for "her normal name, normal build and normal demeanor, trapped in the most abnormal of situations."[81] In 2010, James Hawkins of Joystick Division ranked Jill as the second top "badass lady" in video games, chosen for her perseverance.[82] In the 2011 "battle of the beauties" feature, Complex pitted Jill against Claire Redfield in the category "zombie killer", choosing her over Claire.[83] In 2012, Nathan Misa of MMGN graded her the fifth top "hottest and modest" female protagonists in gaming, writing that in the original game Jill was "portrayed realistically and appropriately."[40] That same year, Adam Dodd of Cheat Code Central chose this "sultry S.T.A.R.S. member" among "many capable women in the Resident Evil series" for his list of top ten "badass" women of video games, commentting that "Jill is a fan favorite for a reason, as she's an intimidating mix of brains and beauty, and it certainly helps that she knows her way around a gun."[84] In 2013, she was ranked as 30th on the list greatest heroine in video game history by Michael Rougeau of Complex,[85] while Tom's Guide's Marshall Honorof included her among top ten video game female protagonists, writing that "equally good at gunning down the undead and solving tricky puzzles, Jill set a high standard for heroines in survival-horror games: smart, capable and devoted to her partners."[86] That same year, the "smart and resourceful" Jill was also similarly ranked as the tenth best female protagonist in gaming by the staff of GamesTM, who stated: "When you think of a lead protagonist for the series, your mind might jump to Chris Redfield or Leon S. Kennedy, but she’s the most consistent character throughout the series. When you need a gigantic genetically altered zombie taking down, she's the girl to do it."[87]

One of the celebrated aspects of Jill's role in the series has been her ongoing partnership with Chris Redfield. James Hawkins of Joystick Division graded Chris and Jill as the fifth top duo in video game history, as "the two of them together make a force that cannot be slowed by even the most sophisticated undead forces." He explained why the partnership worked so well, saying; "Jill Valentine represents the more intellectual protagonist -- the kind that survives on a sharp mind, a thrifty expenditure of resources, and sheer cleverness [that] contrasts perfectly Chris Redfield's machismo[88] In 2012, Brittany Vincent of Complex ranked them as the 15th "most a**-kicking" game duo saying, "Forget Chris and Sheva. Jill is where it's at",[89] while PlayStation Universe stated that the duo together form "the nucleus" of the whole series.[90]

Jill has been often regarded as one of most attractive female characters in video games by various publications. As such, she was included on the lists of nine "sexiest babes of action games" by The Times of India[91] and of gaming's finest brunettes by GameDaily.[92] In 2001, Omar Ali of Gaming Target included Claire and Jill together on his list of "all time favorite leading ladies in video games" as "two girls who made the dead rise up with their looks."[37] In 2003, GameSpy ranked her as the seventh top "babe in games", adding that "even those of us who weren't big fans of the games" will remember Jill.[93] UGO included Jill on the lists of top 11 "videogame heroine hotties" in 2007 (at third place) and among top 50 "videogame hotties" in 2011, noting her to be a core character of the Resident Evil series and citing her high popularity.[94][95] In 2008, News.com.au named her as number one sexiest video game character of all time, noting her popularity with both male and female gamers for different reasons.[96] That same year, she was also featured on the lists of top "video game game vixens" by Spike TV (at number nine)[97] and top "game babes" by Virgin Media (at number seven);[98] Chip ranked her as the seventh top "girl of gaming".[99] In 2010, Videogamer.com included Jill on the list of top video game crushes, stating that "she sure as hell picked the lock to our heart."[100] That same year, Joystick Division's James Hawkins ranked her as the fifth sexiest video game character, adding that she "has become the poster child for the Resident Evil franchise – she's smart, resilient, feisty, and remarkably beautiful,"[101] while AfterEllen similarly chose her as the fifth "hottest" female video game character.[102] In the 2011 GameZone poll that asked "who would you rather?", Jill was pitted against Tomb Raider's Lara and won;[103] to celebrate Valentine's Day 2011, Complex posted an article "Happy V-Day" with a gallery of her "hottest pics".[104] That same year, K. Thor Jensen of UGO featured her on an all-media list of the 50 "imaginary women that really need to be brought to life by science somehow",[105] also including her in their list of the 99 "hottest" fictional women of 2012.[106] In 2012, Larry Hester of Complex ranked Jill as 43rd "hottest" woman in video games, adding that she "pulls it off with her badass army chick steez,"[107] while JoBlo.com placed Jill eight on their list of "hottest video game characters".[108] That same year, ZoominGames ranked her at number five on the list of "the best in games" and Wirtualna Polska included Jill among the 20 "sexiest girls in games" of the year, in both cases for her appearance in Revelations.[109][110] In 2013, Jill was ranked as the fifth most attractive female video game character by Scott Marley of Daily Record,[111] as well as the sixth sexiest female video game character by Scarlet Clearwater of Soletron,[112] while Steve Jenkins of CheatCodes.com declared her the 12th "hottest video game girl" of all time.[113]
Criticism

On the other hand, GamesRadar in 2008 placed her among the top 20 supposedly overlooked "game babes", stating that "her affinity for adolescent head gear gives her a Blossom vibe that the world has long since rejected for its lack of sex appeal," with Stephen Pierce calling her "like a big dirty solider [sic] but with slightly longer hair, no dick and a set of tits."[114] GamesRadar also featured Jill from the 2002 remake game in the series about "powers that game characters forgot they had" for not being to able to shoot while moving in-game.[115] Regarding her controversial Resident Evil 3 outfit, Jill was included among five worst-dressed video game characters for this "'slutty cop' Halloween costume" by 1UP.com in 2008,[38] while GamesRadar in 2010 ridiculed it as "douche bag's girlfriend"[39] but has also called it "simple yet iconic look" with "nothing wrong here" in another article which was making fun of the original PlayStation graphics by showing the differences between her character render and the in-game model.[116]

Some also criticized Capcom for a perceived neglect of the character. In 2009, IGN's Jesse Schedeen named her as one of the characters in all media "who deserve better" due to her treatment in the films and lack of appearances since Resident Evil 3 until a small role in Resident Evil 5, her roles being "stolen" by Alice and Sheva.[117] In 2012, Resident Evil 6 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi wrote they have "heard a lot of love for Jill and Claire recently and people asking if they’ll be in the next Resident Evil."[118][119]
Memes

A cheesy "You were almost a Jill Sandwich" line spoken by Barry Burton in the first Resident Evil sparked an Internet meme of the same name,[75][120][121] which became popular in 2007.[122] Another Jill and Barry-related meme is "Master of Unlocking" (which is based on a dialog line that was featured in the original game and was removed in the remake).[122][123][124][125] UGO featured both of these "hilariously dumb" scenes on their list of the 25 worst cutscenes in gaming history in 2011,[126] and Dave Cook of NowGamer ranked "Jill Sandwich" as the 14th greatest video game meme in 2014.[127]

These memes were referenced by Capcom in the mobile game Resident Evil: Uprising and in the unrelated game Dead Rising (in 2012, Complex included Dead Rising's location named "Jill's Sandwiches" on a list of the best Easter eggs in video games[128]),[122][129] as well as in Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, where there is an achievement "Master of Unlocking".[130] A "Jill Sandwich" T-shirt was also made available by Capcom Store, released because "fans were screaming for" it,[131] while Bandai included the "Master of Unlocking" (AC-011) card in its Resident Evil card game.[132]

Jill has gained great popularity and was met with generally very favorable critical reception, being widely regarded as one of the most attractive women characters and best female protagonists in video games, and has also sparked some popular video game memes. The film series' version of Jill was portrayed by Sienna Guillory and based off the game character's various incarnations. She was introduced as a co-protagonist of Resident Evil: Apocalypse, made a brief appearance in Resident Evil: Afterlife, and returned as the main antagonist of Resident Evil: Retribution.
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