Since the RE6 topic is a clusterfuck, this deserves its own thread.
I've seen some people complaining about Sherry's (not yet confirmed) superhuman powers. In the chance that she has them, allow me to lay to rest the concerns that they're suddenly ruining the series, copying Wesker, or copying Alice from the movies (the latter being the most bullshit).
The G-Virus on the other hand, is different. The purpose of the G-Virus is not to just induce random mutations like the T-Virus does, but to induce mutations that can evolve the subject into a new breed, or a separate stable species. In other words, if two dogs were to be successfully infected with the G-Virus, the resulting G-dogs should be capable of breeding with each other.
The ultimate goal for Dr. Birkin was to create and breed G-humans, an evolved super-human species, by using the G-Virus. This is the reason this virus would sometimes be referred to as the "God Virus". Unfortunately, the G-Virus never properly stabilized onto Dr. Birkin and the scientist himself was unable to become a G-human.
Though Wesker later gained super-human abilities, because he went through a different process, he is technically not considered to be a G-human. Theoretically, a true G-human is expected to have equivalent super-human traits while maintaining reproductive capabilities as a species. It is unknown whether Wesker possessed similar reproductive capabilities.神谷英樹 Hideki Kamiya
For the source of super power of the lead character. RT @NewsBotPU was there a story behind the usage of the G-Virus in ur version of BIO4?Conclusions: The G-Virus was always intended to create superhumans. Sherry is infected with it. At the moment, the likely reason she has them is similar to Jill's situation in BH5. It is worth noting that the virus was incomplete at the time of BH2. This is noted by Annette in both BH2 and BHDC, and is the reason why William Birkin and Curtis Miller become "G" creatures. The virus fails to stabilize within their bodies due to its incomplete nature. When Sherry was infected, she was given the vaccine against the G-Virus, "DEVIL". However, like Jill, the vaccine did not eradicate the virus. It killed the embryo inside her, but left remnants from the virus in her body. As a result, she became a carrier of both the virus and its antibody, and over the years, the virus most likely adapted to her body. Essentially, Sherry is a "G-Human". Something that has been in the series since 1997.A powerful virus developed by the genius scientist Dr. William Birkin, who was part of Umbrella.
After administration, it affects a creature's cells and bestows superior vitality and regeneration ability.
If infected without spending sufficient time, it will become a "G Creature" controlled solely by breeding instinct, and will lose its self-consciousness and intelligence.
The daughter of William Birkin who was the developer of the G-Virus. In "Memory of a Lost City" she is protected by Leon and Claire. Her father became G, and she was pursued because of its family preservation instinct and implanted with an embryo, but she was saved by the vaccine which they obtained in the Umbrella Underground Laboratory. However, the bacteria in Sherry's body was not killed, and she was placed under observation by the United States Government as an important carrier of G. The reason why Leon works as a member the United States secret military agency is because Sherry was taken as a kind of hostage. In addition, subordinate agents of Albert Wesker are also present in the department monitoring Sherry, and she is in a doubly dangerous position.Additional Notes: Before the DMC version of BH4 was scrapped, the G-Virus was meant to be a connecting plot thread. Sherry, Tony (Dante), Spencer, "Paul" (Vergil) and Wesker were all infected with it. Prior to BH5 (when they altered the nature of the Progenitor Virus and introduced the Wesker Project plot thread), Wesker was infected with a mutant strain of the G-Virus which could be injected before death and revive the subject. However, because this was never outright stated in the series, they were able to change it without any visible retcon. By comparison, the regular G-Virus can revive the dead but with varying levels of success (it can also cause independent limbs to mutate). It is the only virus in the series that can revive the dead, and such an experiment was actually originally featured in BHDC. I present to you a "G-Zombie":"G" creatures breed by implanting embryos into other organisms, this is the name of the G-Virus vaccine developed to suppress the mutation of these embryos. It seems that it was developed in conjunction with the G-Virus by William Birkin, the father of the G-Virus, and his wife Annette Birkin. In the game, in order to save Sherry who was implanted with an embryo and infected, it is obtained in the P-4 level laboratory at the bottom of the Umbrella laboratory in the Raccoon City underground. Although the effect of the vaccine was dramatic and Sherry recovered because little time was wasted, it is said to be ineffective if the infection level of the embryo is not in an early stage. In addition, although it had an effect which stopped the embryo's growth, in reality, the G-Virus was not completely driven out of Sherry's body, and she is protected by the U.S. Government as a carrier of the G-Virus.
Sherry Birkin having superhuman abilities as a result of her multi-year long adaptation to the G-Virus not only fits into the plot very precisely with zero contradictions, it is also a natural evolution in terms of both gameplay and story, an evolution that was meant to occur within the series much sooner but financial issues in CAPCOM prevented. Sherry was most likely always planned to become superhuman, that was her "importance" to the series (along with her resistance to the G-Virus). It is very likely that they had intended for her, Dante and Wesker to be the ones to end the series. Once Dante was taken out of the series, it likely would have been her and Wesker. However, CAPCOM's demand for a top-selling game prevented any of this. With Mr. Sugimura's death in 2005, this also stopped the superhuman plot thread (which he introduced to the series to begin with) from being fully realized, and the current writers took the series in a slightly different direction, although superhumans were still extremely important to the series (the only reason Wesker is involved in BH4 is because the dominant species Plagas grant superhuman abilities), and now they are finally getting back on track with BH6, although in a different direction.