Umbrella Biohazard

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the Umbrella Corporation had become the largest commercial entity in the United States. Nine out of every ten homes contain its products. Its political and financial influence is felt everywhere. In public, it is the world’s leading supplier of computer technology, medical products, and healthcare. Unknown, even to its own employees, its massive profits are generated by military technology, genetic experimentation and viral weaponry. Described as “the largest and most powerful commercial entity in the world,” Umbrella represents a worst-case scenario vision of the future in which a single company has achieved a monopoly over networked technologies, to the point that their influence is felt in every home.

Soon after the opening of its pharmaceutical subsidiary, Umbrella Pharmaceuticals, Umbrella began developing biological weaponry for militaries across the world as part of a worldwide conspiracy to accumulate deadly viruses directly prohibited by the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. Umbrella Pharmaceuticals was able to cover their true intentions by researching vaccines for the same viruses as a front.

Umbrella owned and utilized several paramilitary units to ensure the stability of the company during their viral experimentation. Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service: an impressive title for a group of hired ex-mercenaries and ex-military, most with combat experience and shady backgrounds.

U.B.C.S. operatives are sent into outbreak areas to confront and suppress the viral threat, as well as to eliminate any potential witnesses or evidence that could link the outbreaks back to the Umbrella Corporation. They are essentially a cleanup and containment force, tasked with keeping the corporation’s dark secrets hidden from the world.

While U.B.C.S. appears to be a force for good, their loyalty ultimately lies with the Umbrella Corporation. They are willing to engage in morally questionable activities and eliminate any loose ends to protect the interests of the corporation and its plans for global domination through bioweaponry.