Ada & Leon: A Very Complicated Relationship

If there is one thing I love about the Resident Evil series is the relationship between Leon and Ada. Personally I think out of all the characters these two are the best and by far my favorite. I always get excited when I hear that Leon will be a featured character in a game or movie, the reason is because where there is Leon, Ada is sure not to be far behind. Before Resident Evil 6 is released next month, I wanted to take a look back at the complicated relationship of Leon and Ada. From here on out this will contain spoilers. If you didn't play Resident Evil 2, 4 or watch the movie Resident Evil Damnation I suggest you come back at a later date.

Resident Evil 2 - Resident Evil 2 is the first time we see Ada or Leon. Ada was hinted in Resident Evil 1 when you find a letter from an Umbrella employee named John. John leaves instructions for Ada telling her to get evidence to expose Umbrella corruption to the public. He and Ada had a relationship before the Raccoon City incident, but as we know now John was used by Ada, so she can get closer to Umbrella. Enters Resident Evil 2 Leon and Ada meet for the first time. Ada says she's in search for her boyfriend John (so she says), and of course Leon is trying to get the hell out of the city. The two of them decide to work together. Leon and Ada encounter a reporter name Ben. Ben doesn't give them much information on what's happening, however he tells them a way to escape the city is through the sewers.

While in the sewers they encounter an Umbrella scientist Annette Birkin. Ada begins to chase her and Leon is shot by Annette. Ada leaves and eventually finds Leon again and patches him up. This is when the relationship starts to blossom a little bit. Ada begins to question why Leon would risk his life? Leon being the young, naive good guy states it's all part of the job and we must make it out of here together. The two eventually find a lift to Umbrella's secret lab, but before they can reach it Ada is attacked by a mutated William Birkin. Leon defeats the monster for now and takes Ada to a safe place. This is actually one of my favorite scenes in Resident Evil 2. Ada tells Leon to leave her alone and save himself. She then states that even though they haven't been together long she's likes being around him. Let's fast forward to the end. Leon battles with the Tyrant and Ada comes in to help out. Ada is wounded and presumed to be dying. Before she they part ways Ada confesses her feelings to Leon. Leon and Ada share one kiss before parting ways. Here are the scenes from Resident Evil 2 and Darkside Chronicles.

Ada's Death/Kiss: Resident Evil 2
 Ada's Death/Kiss: Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles

I believe that Ada was being genuine when it came to her feelings for Leon. Unlike her previous boyfriend John, Leon knew towards the end of the game that Ada was a spy. What motive would Ada have to lying about how she felt about Leon? Why would she lie about something like that? Things get more complicated for these two in Resident Evil 4.

Resident Evil 4 - In Resident Evil 4 Leon is on a mission to save the President's daughter from a religious cult called Los Illuminados. If you played the complete version you find out that Ada plays a huge role on why Leon is alive. Ada is behind the scenes helping him along the way, but of course she has her own agenda and that is to retrieve a sample of "Las Plagas." When these two finally meet Leon finds out that Ada is working for Wesker. Leon ask her why and of course she doesn't answers and leaves. As the game progresses Wesker feels that Leon is becoming a threat to his plans. He orders Ada to kill him and of course Ada declines and states "I don't always play by your rules." If she didn't love him or have any feelings for him why wouldn't she take him out? Ada also shows concern for Leon when they meet up again and the plagas start to take over him. Leon begins choking Ada until Ada stabs him in the leg. "We have to get that thing out of your body." Ada says. She shows more compassion and concern for Leon in Resident Evil 4. She even helps him in the final battle and gives him the keys to escape. The final scene we see Leon turning down Ashley's advances and answers her question about Ada. 

She's A Part Of Me I Can't Let Go Scene

Usually the people you can't let go are the people you love. I don't know about you, but that last scene tells me Leon still has feelings for Ada. Throughout the series we always see Leon trying to get Ada to stop her missions. He's always concerned or worried about what she has gotten herself into and vice versa. These two characters really do care for each other, but the missions and paths doesn't make it possible for them to be alone or did it happen already.

Resident Evil Damnation SPOILER ALERT! - In the new CGI movie "Resident Evil Damnation" Ada and Leon meet again. There is one particular scene that had me saying hmm did these two hook up. After the usual greeting of fighting each other in combat. Leon ask her the usual questions like, what are you doing here? Ada gives hints and then ask Leon "When are we going to carry on from where we left off that night?" Leon answers "Anytime but now." Ada then asks Leon if he is angry with her, she then leaves and gives him a warning about the town. 

What really stuck with me through the whole movie is Ada's question. When are we going to carry on from where we left off that night? What night is she talking about? Did Leon and Ada hook up? If it did happen will it be revealed in Resident Evil 6? This relationship reminds me a lot of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle. One person is on the side for justice, the other is out for they own personal gain, but regardless of what happens they always seem to bail each other out of a jam, and show true love and concern for each other. Ada and Leon relationship is complicated, at times you don't know if Ada can be trusted and other times Ada shows some true feelings. If she didn't care about Leon why would she save him over and over? I'm very curious to see how the relationship pans out in Resident Evil 6. I hope we get answers of that night Ada was speaking about.