“Jill is a member of S.T.A.R.S. Alpha team. She is a highly intelligent agent who possesses both quick reflexes and common sense. She has been decorated for her bravery in many dangerous situations where her cool judgement kept herself and others alive!”
So says the Resident Evil rulebook with regard to Jill Valentine. Like Chris, Jill is one of the two main player characters in Resident Evil (players got to play RE1 using Rebecca for a short period when Chris was bitten by a “Yawn” (a huge mutant snake ), but Rebecca wasnt a fully fledged playable character until RE0, a prequel made about a decade later).
Jill also appeared in RE3: Nemesis but she was wearing a different outfit from that shown above. That outfit is more or less the same as the outfit worn by Sienna Guillory when playing Jill in the pretty rubbish Resident Evil: Apocalypse movie.
Jill is probably best known in gaming circles for being the “Master of Unlocking”. This is what her team mate Barry Burton calls her when handing her her signature lockpick early on in the original PS1 version of RE. Although you probably had to be there, trust me: its unintentionally hilarious.
Check out a few of the worst PS1 RE dialogue clips here. Of particular note is Barry and Jills light hearted discussion or her near fatal run-in with in a trap room with a descending ceiling. Barry talks about his team-mate nearly becoming a “Jill sandwich!”. Then they both laugh, the scamps.
Master of Unlocking
Like the rest of my recently painted RE figures, Jill got a pretty basic paint job. Base coats, some washes, one or sometimes two highlights: nothing too fancy, plenty good enough for gaming with.
Like Chris and Wesker, I didnt have the patience to paint “S. T. A. R. S.” on her back (I barely have the patience even to type it). I simply painted five lines where the letters should be and left it at that.
Like Leon, Jill is one of the better and more recognisable sculpts in the range IMO. Its nice having such a recognisable rendition of such an iconic character of the genre for gaming with. If you like toy soldiers and Resident Evil video games then you should definitely keep an eye out for Jill.
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