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Is Mia Alive in Resident Evil 8?

Concerned players are worried about the status of Mia Winters, Ethan's wife, in Resident Evil 8.
Concerned players are worried about the status of Mia Winters, Ethan's wife, in Resident Evil 8. / CAPCOM

Concerned players are worried about the status of Mia Winters, Ethan's wife, in Resident Evil 8.

Warning: this article will contain spoilers for Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil Village. Those who don't want to be spoiled should click away now.

Mia's been through quite a bit in her time in the franchise. Originally, she was an operative of a group called "The Connections" and acted as a caretaker to Eveline, a genetically modified human experiment and first human bio-weapon, in 2014. This led to her disappearance during a transport aboard the cargo ship, Annabelle, when it came into contact with a storm. Eveline lashed out at Mia and her colleague, Alan Droney, and subsequently became infected with Eveline's "mold."

This leads to the Baker Incident in which Mia, infected, is taken in by the Baker family after the ship washes up near their home. Mia tries to warn them to no avail and the entire family becomes infected—eventually losing their minds. Eventually, Ethan came to rescue her, curing her of the infection in the process and escaping the Baker family estate. Ethan would go on to kill Eveline and the two move to Europe in 2017 under the witness protection program.

Mia elects not to tell Ethan of her involvement with the experiment and organization.

Is Mia Alive in Resident Evil 8

Surprise! Mia is alive in Resident Evil 8.

After being kidnapped by her former Connections colleague, Miranda—better known as "Mother Miranda"—Mia is subjected to several experiments and tests with the goal of resurrecting Miranda's late daughter, Eva. Miranda wants to use Mia's daughter, Rosemary, as a conduit for Eva, so she impersonates Mia in an attempt to steal Rosemary from Ethan.

She manages to pull off the abduction successfully, of course, prompting Chris Redfield to go on a mission to save both Mia and Rosemary. Mia is rescued by Chris and left in the lab for her own safety while he goes to confront Miranda. Chris returns soon afterward with Rosemary and the three of them escape thanks to Ethan.

This is the final installment in Mia's story, it seems. She raises Rosemary into adulthood with Chris teaching the young woman everything he knows.