The One Thing In Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Fans Thought Made No Sense

Netflix released "Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness" in July of 2021. The four-part series stars "Resident Evil 2" heroes Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Seemingly set between "Resident Evil 4" and "Resident Evil 5," Leon is now a secret agent, and Claire is working for a Non-Governmental Organisation in wartorn (and extremely fictional) Penamistan. A zombie outbreak at the White House pushes both Leon and Claire for answers — Leon in China and Claire at home with the veterans of the Mad Dogs military unit.

The heroes eventually figure out that Secretary of Defense Wilson has been plotting with Tricell to make semi-zombified super-soldiers who are dependent on the pharmaceutical company's antiretroviral drugs to prevent them from going full zombie. Eventually, the Mad Dogs are caught in the middle of a test run of the infected super soldiers and become infected themselves. Jason, the Mad Dogs' leader, decides to let himself get fully infected and then reveal himself to the world. Claire and Leon stop him, but not before Jason really confused some fans.

What's with Jason's obsession with terror?

"Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness" tried to go deep with Jason, the war-hardened and incredibly jaded leader of the Mad Dogs. In Episode 2, he asks Leon, "Do you know where the root of terror comes from?" But before letting Leon take a guess, he says, "Terror." And this isn't the last time Jason mentions that fear leads to terror — not by a long shot. "[T]he whole character of Jason is just him saying 'terror' or 'fear' every 5 seconds," wrote Reddit user Skaiward.

Terror and fear are basically synonyms, although terror could be considered a heightened subclass of the general emotion of fear. It's nonsensical to say terror is rooted in fear, but Jason will not shut up about it. Reddit user Zauberer-IMDB noted it's as dumb as saying that depression starts with sadness: "Um, you just keep using synonyms to say how you get something which, uh, tells me nothing." It does tell you that a scriptwriter was deeply influenced by Yoda's "fear leads to anger" speech in "Star Wars: Episode 1: The Phantom Menace." And if you are getting dialogue ideas from the prequels, it's time to pack it in.