Resident Evil 2 (2019) Do You Prefer Playing as Leon or Claire?

Do you prefer playing as Leon or Claire?

  • Leon

    Votes: 9 37.5%
  • Claire

    Votes: 15 62.5%

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UniqTeas

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It's a toss up for me to this day. I still much prefer Leon's loadout and I love the new Ada. But Claire has a more satisfying final fight in my opinion. And that orphanage section is just fun.

But I will still say that Leon edges Claire out a touch for me!
 

RedfieldFan

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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.
When counting the number of character appearances, I usually only count canon story appearances.

Leon:
- RE2/RE2make
- Operation Javier (DC)
- RE4
- Degeneration
- Damnation
- RE6
- Vendetta

Chris:
- RE1/REmake
- Code Veronica
- End of Umbrella (UC)
- Revelations 1
- RE5
- RE6
- Vendetta
- RE7
- (RE8)

I agree that Chris is the most recurring character storywise but Leon isn't that far behind.
 

Soul Fist

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When counting the number of character appearances, I usually only count canon story appearances.

Leon:
- RE2/RE2make
- Operation Javier (DC)
- RE4
- Degeneration
- Damnation
- RE6
- Vendetta

Chris:
- RE1/REmake
- Code Veronica
- End of Umbrella (UC)
- Revelations 1
- RE5
- RE6
- Vendetta
- RE7
- (RE8)

I agree that Chris is the most recurring character storywise but Leon isn't that far behind.
Hmmmm I decided to do a comparsation but between the females XD

Ada
RE2/Remake
RE4
RE UC
RE6
Damnation

Jill
RE1/Remake
RE3/Remake
RE UC
RE5
REV1

Claire
RE2/RE2R
CV
Revelations 2
Degeneration
That manga of the beach Incident (Forgot the name)

Wow I just noticed that women who had the most appearances had only 5, but none of them reached beyond that so far.
 
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UniqTeas

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Yeah, 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)
 

Soul Fist

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Yeah, 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)
Haha everyone want Leon to marry Ada and.. I think they are the best couple of Resident Evil XD

And yeah I want a Claire/Jill game so badly, if Chris and Leon could meet then why not them? I would be even okay if they just teamed up in a Revelations game, just please have them both together as the leaders just like Chris and Leon in RE6 :)
 
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bSTAR_182

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Seeing as I only completed my second run as Leon today (and, right after, started my 3rd run as Leon on hardcore), I definitely prefer playing as Claire.

I just think Claire has the most endearing story between the two. Stephanie hit it out of the park with voicing Claire and it shows that she went about the role in a thoughtful way. During the interview with Residence of Evil, Stephanie even gave a nice little backstory as to why Claire behaves the way she does. Along with her story and attitude, I prefer her loadout.

Leon is still a lil’ sweetie though.
 
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V-Jolt

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Seeing as I only completed my second run as Leon today (and, right after, started my 3rd run as Leon on hardcore), I definitely prefer playing as Claire.

I just think Claire has the most endearing story between the two. Stephanie hit it out of the park with voicing Claire and it shows that she went about the role in a thoughtful way. During the interview with Residence of Evil, Stephanie even gave a nice little backstory as to why Claire behaves the way she does. Along with her story and attitude, I prefer her loadout.

Leon is still a lil’ sweetie though.
I agree, I'm a big fan of Leon he's my favourite character of the whole series but the Resident Evil 2 remake really brings out a great story on Claire's side and fleshes out the original tale from '98.
 
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UniqTeas

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I agree that they added a lot of good story for Sherry, while the ADA portion of the game is more of a hectic kind of fun. But hey, I loved the look of the new Ada and I could never get enough of the Leon story! In truth, both stories have a lot of added value.