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Resident Evil 7 – Hand Cut Off

by Josh Hawkins

Resident Evil 7 doesn’t hold back any of its punches and players are already running into a crippling situation early in the game. Just a short while into the main story, Ethan Winters, the main character of the game, has his left hand cut off by a chainsaw. It’s a pretty gruesome scene, and it has left many players wondering, can you stop this from happening? In this article we’ll go over everything you need to know about this brutal scene, and help you understand why your hand is cut off in Resident Evil 7.

Spoilers abound from here on out, as we’re going to be diving into some of the plot points that make up the first couple of hours of gameplay in Resident Evil 7. If you haven’t played up to this point, turn back now. If you wish to continue, scroll down past the image below and dive in.

Okay, on to the good stuff. After you find Mia in the basement of the Guest House, she leads you out of the area where you find her cell. While looking for a way out, she is taken by somebody or something, you don’t see it, and a new door is revealed. This leads you upstairs to the first floor of the house, where you hear knocking from the basement. Mia isn’t anywhere to be found, so you must investigate the noise.

Up from the stairs, Mia comes crawling. Something has happened, she’s gone crazy, and she attacks you. This leads to a sequence of fights with her, eventually leading to her coming at Ethan with a chainsaw after she pins his hand to the wall with a screwdriver. No matter how hard you try, Ethan can only free his hand at the last moment, causing Mia to cut right through his arm with the chainsaw. This leaves Ethan without a left hand, and Mia vanishes deeper into the house.

At this point many players have found themselves confused. Is this supposed to happen? Can you go back and stop Ethan’s hand from being cut off? The answer is, yes and no. Yes, this is supposed to happen and no you cannot stop it. It’s a plot point intended by the developers. No matter what you do differently, you cannot stop Ethan’s hand from being cut off.

“But how am I supposed to play the game with one hand,” you ask. The answer is simple. You don’t. We won’t spoil the surprise of the plot, but the basic gist of things is, don’t sweat the hand. It isn’t gone forever, so you shouldn’t worry too much about it.

That’s everything you need to know about the infamous hand cutting scene in Resident Evil 7. Don’t sweat it. It’s just a plot point, and all will be rectified later on in the game. Just keep playing to see what happens. You can find out more about the latest installment of the Resident Evil series by returning to our Resident Evil 7 guide, where you can learn things like all the locations of every Antique Coin, as well as how to get the shotgun.