When counting the number of character appearances, I usually only count canon story appearances.The answer to the age-old question if Leon or Chris has the most appearances depends not only on whether or not you count the remake as a separate game from the original (in which case you'd have to do the same for the remake of RE1, so it doesn't make a difference here), but also if you only count numbered titles or all RE games, if and how you count cameo appearances in bonus modes (such as RE2's Extreme Battle), and if you count the CGI films.
So far, Chris has appeared in:
RE1 / REmake, RE2 (Extreme Battle), RE5, 6, 7, Code Veronica, Mercenaries 3D, Revelations 1, Revelations 2 (Rape Mode), Vendetta.
Leon has appeared in:
RE2 / REmake 2, RE4, 6, Revelations 2 (Rape Mode), Degeneration, Damnation, Vendetta.
I'd say whichever way you spin it, Chris has appeared more than Leon in the series so far.
Hmmmm I decided to do a comparsation but between the females XDWhen counting the number of character appearances, I usually only count canon story appearances.
- Operation Javier (DC)
- Code Veronica
- End of Umbrella (UC)
- Revelations 1
I agree that Chris is the most recurring character storywise but Leon isn't that far behind.
Haha everyone want Leon to marry Ada and.. I think they are the best couple of Resident Evil XDYeah, Capcom really sees Chris and Leon as their main selling points because of decades of men leading action series I suppose. But Jill and Claire are equally as important to the series. Each one is an icon and I would be more than happy to see more women lead RE games. We do have some, but I'll never say no to more.
After all, my biggest dream right now is a Jill/Claire team up. And to see Leon and Ada finally end up together (or not. lol)