Although nothing in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City directly indicates it, Crispin Jettingham was written as a gay character. According to interviews, writer Adam Bullied intended him to be a gay man serving under the former US “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. His handle “Dee-Ay” was a subtle nod to that policy as well. Given the well documented accounts of Bullied’s intent, we are choosing to mark Crispin as an “explicitly” gay character, though with the caveat that his sexuality is never made central to the game.
The video that introduces Dee-Ay and the other team members in the game can be found here.
LGBTQ references in this series:
Resident Evil: Code Veronica (2000): Alfred Ashford
Resident Evil: Dead Aim (2003): Morpheus Duvall
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (2012): Crispin Jettingham
- BiohazeTV. (2012, January 9). Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (Triple Threat Trailer). YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv1qAeLI88w
- Castillo, A. (2014, April 25). Resident Evil Gets Its First Gay Character. Sensible Reason. http://sensiblereason.com/resident-evil-first-gay-character/
- Crispin Jettingham. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://residentevil.wikia.com/wiki/Crispin_Jettingham
- Dee-Ay. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ign.com/wikis/resident-evil-operation-raccoon-city/Dee-Ay
- Gera, Emily. (2014, April 18). Meet the gay soldier you didn’t know was in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Polygon. http://www.polygon.com/2014/4/18/5612910/resident-evil-operation-raccoon-city-gay-soldier
- Morpheus D. Duvall. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://residentevil.wikia.com/wiki/Morpheus_D._Duvall
- Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil:_Operation_Raccoon_City
- ThePunkAdam. (2014, April 20). Resident Evil writer speaks abotu a gay RE character and homosexuality in gaming. Screw Attack. http://www.screwattack.com/news/resident-evil-writer-speaks-about-gay-re-character-and-homosexuality-gaming