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Classification

B.O.W. Model: Neptune
Base Organism: Shark

Title

Neptune

Neptune (Code No. "FI-03") was an early marine B.O.W. (Bio Organic Weapon) model based on sharks, developed by the Umbrella Corporation through injecting a Great White shark with an in-development strain of the t-virus, and later observed in the form of Bull sharks. The purpose of its development was not to achieve results as a combat weapon, but to confirm whether the t-virus could adapt to creatures other than those on land. 1 2 3 4 5

History

Development

A popularly held belief within the B.O.W. research teams of Umbrella was that marine B.O.W. models had low military effectiveness. In order to verify this sentiment, during the early stages of t-virus research within the Arklay Laboratory, an underground Aqua Ring was constructed beneath the estate's guardhouse to house marine creatures kept for observation in order to measure whether the t-virus could also adapt to the genes of sea creatures. The Arklay Bio Organic Weapon Research Team imported several Great White sharks, known for its prowess as an ocean predator. The sharks were then injected with the prototype "α" strain of the t-virus.

As a result of the experiment, it was found that for primitive organisms such as sharks, the virus produced only meager immediate effects and it became clear that substantial strengthening could not be expected, so the test subjects were abandoned and disposed of except for one which was maintained within the Aqua Ring for progress observation. Although it was not particularly successful for a B.O.W., interest in the Neptune was stirred up once more when the remaining test subject, a female, gave birth to dozens of off-spring. As sharks are ovoviviparous creatures, it is believed that the test subject conceived prior to infection.

All but two of the pups died, unable to tolerate the sudden cellular changes in their bodies caused by the inherited virus. Despite this, two remained, and the researchers confirmed that the virus had caused changes in their bodies closely resembling those caused in the mother. The off-spring provided unique and valuable data on the influence of the t-virus to fetuses through a mother's body, which helped to expedite interest in the concept of self-reproduction as an alternative to cloning for B.O.W. mass-production. Although Neptune was incomplete and unrefined as a B.O.W., its sheer invincibility in water ensured that it remained viable as a product. After the "Mansion Incident", Neptunes were produced and sold within the Caucasus Laboratory.

Raccoon City Destruction Incident (Sept.-Oct. 1998)

Following the wide-scale biohazard caused by the leak of the t-virus in Raccoon City, several infected Bull sharks were observed. The sharks were initially kept in captivity as research specimens in Raccoon University, but were able to escape into the city's Circular River. At least one specimen experienced an irregular mutation which caused it to grow to about five times the size of other sharks. However, aside from this unique specimen, the other Bull sharks possessed no real differences over the original Neptune, proving that even with the completed t-virus, significant strengthening simply couldn't be expected from sharks. Due to lack of information, it is unknown whether these specimens were deliberately kept for t-virus experimentation or for university research purposes.

Attributes

The primary Neptune test subjects demonstrated several changes due to the t-virus, including an increase in size, strength, durability and its naturally aggressive tendencies, making it completely fearless. However, it experienced no development of intelligence, further limiting its potential application as a weapon. With high attack capabilities and considerable durability, the B.O.W. was invincible in water but was naturally absolutely powerless on land.

Another noticeable trait was that while regular Great Whites tend to die in captivity within eleven days, this natural fault completely vanished from the Neptune. Though humans are originally not a preferred food choice of the Great White, its appetite and diet grew considerably to the point where it would eat any living thing. As observed in the Bull shark-based Neptune, it is believed that these characteristics would be inherent to all infected sharks.

Neptune Types

Type I (Great White shark)

The main test subject of the Neptune project, based on a female Great White shark. Initially captured by Umbrella researchers and administered the t-virus in the Arklay Laboratory, the test subject was carrying two pups in its womb which were not administered the virus, but were infected by it following the test subject's injection while still in the womb.

Type II (Infant Great White shark)

Two Great White pups were born in captivity with the virus already in their system. By July 1998, they were still in the middle of their developing stages. As a result, their offensive and defensive properties were far below the mother Neptune.

Type III (Bull shark)

Naturally smaller than the Great White, these infected Bull sharks demonstrated similar capabilities at a smaller size.

Type IV (Bull shark)

One Bull shark specimen exhibited a drastic reaction to the virus, and mutated to roughly 5 times the size of the other specimens. At this size, it grew to proportions reminiscent of the extinct Megalodon.

Etymology

The creature was named "Neptune", God of the Sea in Roman mythology, based on its incredible prowess underwater.

Footnotes

  1. 1. Neptune Notes
  2. 2. biohazard archives (Page 175)
  3. 3. biohazard Kaitai Shinsho (Page 083)
  4. 4. BIO HAZARD Directors Cut -Inside of BIO HAZARD- (Page 051)
  5. 5. BIOHAZARD 3 LAST ESCAPE Official Guidebook - Fulfillment Of Her Escape (Page 140)