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Here's a question that bugs both me and my wife - it comes up every time we watch the RE movies. Sorry for spoiler(ish) title, but there's really no way to describe the topic without revealing that there are Alice clones. Potential major spoilers for those who haven't seen the movies in question, however:

At the end of Resident Evil 3, when Alice infiltrates the Las Vegas compound, she finds hundreds (if not thousands) of Alice clones, leading us to question if she is even the original Alice or merely one of the clones. The end is somewhat ambiguous, but we are left with the impression that she IS the original, and now she has an army of Alices (Alici?) to come after Umbrella Corporation with.

But, then in Resident Evil 4:

Alice and a handful of her clones (4-6, perhaps) attack the Tokyo facility. During the attack, a few of the clones get killed while a few more are blown up with the facility. No further mention is ever made of the clones or the fact that there is an army of Alices.

So, based on that, here is the question:

What happened to all the other Alice clones? Are they still curled up in their bubbles back in Las Vegas?

I'd prefer if the accepted answer could include any references from the movies themselves, or a novelization... or even an interview with the cast & crew.

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  • I have nothing to back this up, but I always assumed that most didn't get out of the cloning facility, and those that did were sent on various missions with/without the "real" Alice. Since Alice/clones no longer have special powers, they've just dwindled in number over time.
    – phantom42
    Feb 19 '14 at 20:41
  • Phew, it looks like I've saved your marriage. I can imagine the arguments going on well into the night on this...
    – Valorum
    Feb 20 '14 at 0:04
  • What disturbs me about the plot is that, even though the clones are not the original Alice, they are still human beings. Why are they sacrificed like that? The idea is that the original Alice is important, the clones are expendable. Feels rather awkward.
    – Giorgio
    Oct 5 '14 at 8:03
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The original Screenplay for "Resident Evil : Afterlife" makes it clear that there were 'dozens' of clones killed in the original assault and more than 30-40 killed by the bomb detonated at the end of the attack, a grand total of 70+ clone deaths.

On top of that, we're told later in the film that the Alice clones have already attacked several other Umbrella facilities, presumably employing the same haphazard "we don't give a damn about casualties" attitude.

A satellite view of Shibuya appears on the main screen. We see the battle above played out in ghostly silence. Dozens of unidentified INTRUDERS are fighting with the Umbrella Troops.

TECHNICIAN : Our men are being overrun. Multiple Intruders.

WESKER : Blow the surface charges.

suddenly --

TECHNICIAN 1 : Movement

TECHNICIAN 2 : Multiple targets.

WESKER : How many?

The satellite image shows ghostly figures emerging from the buildings of Shibuya. TECHNICIAN : Twenty ... thirty ... more.

Regarding the question; "What happened to all the other Alice clones?" the reality is that whilst the impression you're given at the end of "Resident Evil: Extinction" is that there are hundreds of clones at the Las Vegas facility (the size of the room and mirrored floor making it difficult to confirm exact numbers) the Original screenplay confirms that there are only 100 clones, so at most we're only left trying to account for a couple of dozen (expendable) footsoldiers.

Alice Clones

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