The Master of Unlocking – Courtesy of Capcom
2. Barry puts over Jill Valentine’s lock-picking skills
Players choose at the start of the game whether to play as Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield. One of the notable differences between the two is a unique item each of them have. Chris carries around a lighter, which can prove to be useful at some points in the game. But he can’t pick simple locks, having to find small keys to use to open various locked drawers and doors in the game.
It’s a bit easier for Jill Valentine. Early into her playthough, Barry gives Jill a special item to use. This would be a lockpick, which she can use many times throughout the game. While Chris needs to search for keys, Jill can use this lockpick to bypass much of those pesky locks.
Why is lockpicking so easy for Jill, however? It’s because as Barry Burton himself puts it, she’s the “master of unlocking”. Barry uses the nickname as he personally gives Jill the lockpick to help her in exploring the mansion. Verbatim, he delivers the following line:
“Jill, here’s a lockpick. It might be handy if you, the ‘Master of Unlocking’, take it with you.”
This video game may have come out in the mid 1990s, but any time I hear about someone picking locks, I think of Jill Valentine. As Barry says, nobody could do it better than her. Watch the scene below: