The Faces Behind Resident Evil 2's Remake Characters

Screenshot: eduardtbada, Capcom

Last month when the Resident Evil 2 remake was announced, some fans weren’t feeling the new faces Leon and Claire. Their appearances changed because Capcom had scanned real people and created character models based on that data. Here are those people.


Fashion model Eduard Badaluta was the basis for Leon, which he revealed on his Instagram. He asked fans to enjoy the game!

As website Revil reported, Fashion model Jordan McEwen was the basis for Claire, which she also revealed via Instagram (though, she’s since taken the post).

Screenshot: Revil

Music producer Patrick Levar was scanned for Raccoon City cop Marvin Branagh.

Screenshot: Patrick Levar, Capcom

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.