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How Old is Leon in the Resident Evil 4 Remake? – Answered

He doesn't belong in a retirement home just yet.

Ages in the Resident Evil series can be rather confusing. Characters can look about 20-30 while in reality being 50, leading to some natural confusion regarding ages. Take Chris Redfield for example, who (slight spoilers here) is 44 at the end of Resident Evil 7 but looks 30. Then, in Resident Evil Village, looks like he’s aged 20 years when it’s only been about four years. Leon Kennedy is a similar case between his recent remake outings, though thankfully some concrete details can help us. Here’s how old Leon is in the Resident Evil 4 Remake.

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What is Leon’s Age in the Resident Evil 4 Remake?

Leon’s first appearance comes with Resident Evil 2 alongside Claire Redfield, taking place in 1998. With Leon’s canonical birth year being 1977, this would put him at 21 years old for the events of that game. Resident Evil 4 takes place around six years later, thus making Leon’s age in the Resident Evil 4 Remake around 27 years old. That’s a hard one to discern since RE2 makes him look young and the RE4 remake makes him look around 20 years older.

That hasn’t stopped Leon from gaining a wide range of skills in a short six years though. Following the events of RE2, Leon was hired by the government to become part of STRATCOM. This gave him extensive military training for several years, alongside a deeper understanding of the evil lurking behind the Umbrella Corporation among others. If you had to go through what he’s been through, chances are you’d look a decade older at 27 as well.

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While Resident Evil’s ages are confusing, we hope this cleared up any confusion you had surrounding Leon’s age. Before you ask, his partner in crime Ashley is surprisingly 20 and not 16 like her appearance would suggest. What a strange world. While you’re playing through the remake, here’s our guide on all trophies/achievements.

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Shawn is a freelance gaming journalist who's been with Prima Games for a year and a half, writing mainly about FPS games and RPGs. He even brings several years of experience at other sites like The Nerd Stash to the table. While he doesn't bring a fancy degree to the table, he brings immense attention to detail with his guides, reviews, and news, leveraging his decade and a half of gaming knowledge. If he isn't writing about games, he's likely getting zero kills in his favorite FPS or yelling at the game when it was 100% his fault that he died.