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"You British, always wanting to blow things up."
―Raine[src]


Lieutenant Raine Bouchard is a main character and the primary antagonist in Resistance: Retribution. She is the second-in-commend in the European resistance organization Maquis, under the command of Roland Mallery. Raine later transformed into "The Chrysalis", a Hag-like Chimera. James Grayson killed her shortly after her succumbation to the virus.

Biography[]

Raine Bouchard was a serious, straightforward blond woman of French origin. For two years since the outbreak of the Chimeran War, she and her father, Claude Bouchard, had studied the Chimera and worked in developing a serum that would counteract the Chimeran virus. Following the liberation of Britain, Raine was part of a French delegation to Britain to seek British help in aiding the liberation of mainland Europe in Operation Overstrike. Raine also learned about the rogue British soldier James Grayson, whose knowledge about conversion centers would be invaluable to her father's research. She intervened in preventing Grayson's execution for desertion and offered him a reprieve to join the Maquis. After Grayson expressed his reluctance to take her offer, Raine convinced him otherwise as she revealed that the Chimera have recently evolved a new process of converting humans, and her father's work that would stop the new conversion process.

Following the capture of Rotterdam, Bouchard gathers Grayson and other Maquis together at Bonn, Germany; where Raine wishes to investigate a specific Chimeran conversion center, which produces the newly Boiler and Hag strains. She hoped that the investigation would progress her father's research into the new conversion process. While infiltrating the aforementioned conversion center, Raine was captured by the Chimera and "drown". Raine's adjutant, Colonel Roland Mallery, distressingly left her for dead and ran into Grayson, who learns from him and rescued Raine. After Grayson and Bouchard escaped from the conversion center on a Hammer and regrouped with Mallery, Bouchard was shocked to see it destroyed due to James' deliberate actions.

Raine furiously criticized Grayson for this, explaining that she had wished it for the facility to be conserve and study for the serum. Though, she owes her debt to Grayson for saving her. As Raine and along with Mallery was about to leave to follow the Carriers to another Center, they received a radio distress message from Stephen Cartwright, who needed help in destroying a group of Chimeran Earth Movers from threatening the Maquis' headquarters in Luxembourg. Bouchard and Grayson began to argue each other on whether to help Cartwright or continue their pursuit of the Carriers, as the former believes that tracking the Carriers remains a higher priority. Ultimately, Grayson was knocked out by Mallery, and Bouchard and the Marquis left him.

After tracking down the Carrier's destination, Raine returned to Luxembourg and used the research she gathered to aid Claude Bouchard in completing the serum, which would infect and kill the Carrier strain, and thus halting the Chimeran conversion process. It was then revealed that Raine deliberately infected herself with the Chimeran virus at Bonn to allow her father to gain a sample of the virus as to develop the serum. Raine was then reunited with Grayson, who was insistent to evacuate Raine and her father just as they were close to completing the serum. As Raine and Grayson argues, Dr. Bouchard was killed by a Burrower to Raine's distraught. Raine ultimately finished her father's work and gained a sample before escaping Luxembourg.

Upon being relocated to Reims; in part of Operation Overstrike, Raine volunteers herself in delivering her father's serum to the Chrysalis Lair, where Chimera DNA are implanted into captured humans before they are taken to other conversion facilities, through the Paris catacombs. However, Grayson protested and warned about Raine's infection. Though no one believed him and was imprison under Mallery's orders. Raine later visit him and, under the influence of the Chimeran virus, seduced him into having sex before leaving for the Chrysalis Lair on the next day alone and unassisted.

Due to her infection, Raine easily traveled her way to the Chrysalis Lair as both Cloven and Chimera left her alone. Upon reaching inside the facility, Raine finally succumbed to the virus and mutated further from her father's experiments, becoming a Hag-like creature, claiming herself to be "The Chrysalis". She fully appeared before Grayson after he deployed a second sample of Bouchard's serum into the Chrysalis Lair' system, and attacked him. After being finally defeated by Grayson, Raine reveals to James that even though they had wiped out the Carriers, the Chimera are evolving and are already replacing the Carrier strain with Spinners. Just as she completely succumbs to the virus, Grayson puts her out of her misery with a gunshot to the head. Her transformation and exact details of her death were only known to Grayson.

Quotes[]

As The Chrysalis[]

(with mock concern) "What's wrong, James? Headache?"

"Why attack me, we're on the same side"

"I see you staring. Don't be shy. I am Beautiful now!"

"You can't kill us. You are simply raw materials, resources. There are worlds of us, infinite in number. We will not stop."

"James. We're not dead. The serum spread, set off triggers...they're so advanced...Carriers gone...just triggered new types; Spinners, James. No matter what we do, they'll just keep evolving!"

Trivia[]

  • The manner of Raine's death at hands of James Grayson is a mirror scene to the beginning of the game when Grayson kills his brother. It is also similar to when Nathan Hale was executed in the same manner by Joseph Capelli in Resistance 2.
  • Raine Bouchard's dogtags read: Bouchard, Raine, Lieutenant, MDC Branch, UED, No. 0324489
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