The Willamette survivors are any characters in Dead Rising that, when encountered, have not met their fates at the hands of the zombies. Most are characters Frank West can find in various places of the mall at certain times. Others are psychopaths, or survivors who take advantage of the incident to commit amoral acts or simply snapped and were driven to insanity due to the outbreak. Some survivors are unsavable or victims of such psychopaths and cannot be saved by Frank.
There are 88 survivors (excluding cult members and soldiers) in all, psychopath, savable & unsavable alike, though only 78 are marked in the notebook.
The citizens of Willamette who were not initially killed or rendered undead by the zombie outbreak are referred to as "survivors." Many survivors can be escorted safely to the Security Room, and will often provide Frank with competent cover if given firearms or other weapons; others may be injured, cowardly, traumatized, hostages, or even drunk, requiring Frank to lead them directly to the exit point and possibly rendering him unable to use his weapons. Otis will periodically update Frank with information on certain survivors and their locations, though some survivors must be found without assistance. Certain scoops or "unannounced" survivors are time-sensitive: if Frank takes too long to begin a scoop their health will decrease, and in some cases of large rescues from certain psychopaths they may die off one by one. Successful rescues will earn PP for Frank; Frank may also choose to leave the survivors to die, or kill them himself.
Types of SurvivorsEdit
These survivors can walk and be equipped with weapons. They are the most common of the survivor types. Most males and some females are in this category. While escorting a group, they are much more reliable, since they can defend the group at waypoints so long as they're armed. They are more difficult to escort than other survivors if they're alone since you have to depend on their AI to navigate through zombies.
Most women that can equip weapons can only equip light weapons such as knives, submachine guns, handguns, etc. They also have a unique running animation that is slightly slower than males, causing Frank to have to wait for them to catch up. They also use an unarmed fighting style, like unequippable survivors. There are a few female survivors that do not use this AI system (or can at least equip heavier weapons): Beth Shrake, Barbara Patterson, Kay Nelson, and Debbie Willett.
Can't be Equipped (Holding Hands)Edit
These survivors are too afraid or incompetent with weapons, but can be led around by the hand directly. All are female. They are good with group escorts since they are able to keep up on foot, with the exception of Susan Walsh. They are also easy for solo escorting, since they can be guided directly by hand. Like Normal Female Survivors, they use an unarmed fighting style that consists of shoving zombies, which causes them to fall to the ground, or by kicking zombies which causes some damage. The best thing about this type of survivor is that you can hold two hands at once. This tactic is useful in some scoops such as The Woman Who Didn't Make It or Above the Law.
Unable to WalkEdit
These survivors are too injured (or drunk) to walk, and require assistance. They are the least common. They are a burden in groups since Frank is required to support them by shoulder or carry them on his back, rendering him unarmed, but are extremely easy to escort individually. They will attack zombies if one gets close enough. There is a plus side to having one of these survivors in your group, because if you are carrying one, the zombies cannot attack Frank or Chuck.
During the story, you will be required to follow Brad or Isabela. Without your assistance, they will usually die, but both are armed with a pistol and have the AI of a normal survivor. They don't count as survivors in your party during this, although Isabela also accompanies Frank in the two prior categories as a regular survivor. If they die at any point then all cases will fail.
If the player chooses to attack survivors, they may defect. If you hit a survivor too much a purple caption will appear on the screen, saying they are defected. This means they lose all trust in Frank and turn hostile toward him, either trying to kill him or simply no longer following the group. If this happens you have no chance of rescuing the defected survivor. Survivors may also defect if their friend or a loved one is killed or defected themselves, such as Jeff & Natalie or Tonya & Ross.
Main Article: Dead Rising Psychopaths
Due to the game's poor Artificial Intelligence (AI), escorting survivors can become frustrating and problematic for some players. Most of the times, Frank can find one of their survivors have found him/herself in a horde of zombies, dying, or left behind in a completely different area (plaza), forcing him to wade through an ocean of zombies to rescue said survivor.
Upon finding a survivor, simply press the button near them to begin the dialogue sequence. In the process of a conversation, Frank may have to reply multiple times to convince them to follow him. Some scoops also require Frank to carry out certain actions, such as delivering items, hitting them, or having a particular survivor in his party. Once the survivor is convinced, they will join Frank's party.
Tapping the button will have Frank shout out "Follow me!" or "Come on!" to any survivors in his party. This command has the effect of causing the survivors to stop their current actions and head towards Frank. Using this command will cause any existing waypoints to be deactivated.
Tapping the button while holding the trigger will have Frank shout out "Over there!" or "Go!" to any survivors in his party. This command will prompt the survivors to head towards the indicated location. Setting a new waypoint will cause the previous one to be deactivated.
Survivors may sometimes find themselves in the clutches of zombies. They will be essentially immobilized, unable to do anything but struggle to keep the zombie away until the grab is interrupted by Frank, another survivor, or surrounding zombies.
The current health level of survivors is indicated on the green name bar. The proportion of the health bar that is green represents remaining health. When survivors have less than full health, Frank can give them a food item to restore their health.
If a survivor is not near Frank when he moves from one area to another, they will be left behind. Their name and health bar will appear on the left side of the screen. The health bar will slowly deplete, eventually killing the survivor if he or she is not saved in time. This applies to survivors that have been encountered but have yet to join Frank's party, though their depleting health bars will not be shown on the screen.
With a few exceptions, only eight survivors can exist in the mall at a time. This number counts only those currently escorted and in active scoops. Other scoops will not be activated if they cause the total number of survivors to exceed eight.
Brad Garrison, Isabela Keyes, and Tad Hawthorne do not count towards this limit as Brad and Isabela are involved in cases and apply differently. Tad is not counted as his appearance is caused by completing Photo Challenge, ensuring that he will be spawned as soon as Photographer's Pride is activated regardless of current survivor numbers.
List of SurvivorsEdit
This is a list of all survivors in Dead Rising. It includes citizens of Willamette as well as out-of-towners. The listings are in different colors. If the character is green, then they are savable in the game (survivors). If they are red, then they are not savable in the game (victims) or they die if the story is completed in the "true" fashion. If they are orange, then they are psychopaths, and should be killed. At the bottom of the page there are several notes about the characters.
|Picture||Name||Description & Notes||Location & Area||Time|
|Rich Atkins||A man in a blue shirt who was captured by Cliff Hudson along with two other survivors and locked into an empty store as a "prisoner of war". At first, he was reluctant when he was freed, but agreed to go to the security room.||An empty store, North Plaza||8am, September 20|
|"Armed Woman"||An armed woman found on the top of a four-story factory in the streets of Willamette. She was fleeing the zombies, but was cornered on the roof. She used all the bullets in her handgun to fight off the zombies, but was unsuccessful. She saw Ed and Frank hovering in the sky and called for help, but nothing could be done. A pair of zombies lunged towards her; the first one missed and fell to its death, but the second zombie grabbed a hold of her and they both fell off the building and died.||C.W. Factory||12pm, September 19|
|Dr. Russell Barnaby||An old man crucial to the DHS agents' investigation. This old man was brought to the mall by Carlito so he could get his revenge on this scientist for he was responsible for the outbreak in Carlito's home village. Barnaby was saved from the zombies and brought back to the control room for questioning. If certain events were to happen, Dr. Barnaby turns into a zombie and attacks Jessie before being killed.||Everyone Luvs Books, Paradise Plaza||6am, September 20|
|David Bailey||A man found hiding in an empty store with some food. He was shot by Steven Chapman while gathering food at the supermarket and requies assistance evacuating to the Security Room.||An empty store, North Plaza||11pm, September 19|
|Mindy Baker||A young woman dressed in a blue shirt and work boots. She was found in the closet of a store with another woman, both being terrorized by a psychotic maniac. He claimed that Mindy and Debbie were making fun of him and he was going to kill the pair with a Molotov cocktail.||Casual Gals, Wonderland Plaza||16am, September 21|
|Wayne Blackwell||A large man crying and hiding behind the counters in a makeup store while a trio of psychopaths try to snipe him. He cannot be rescued until the Hall Family has been taken care of. Despite his weight, he is a fast runner and very compliant.||Estelle's Fine-lady Cosmetics, Entrance Plaza||5pm, September 20|
|Bill Brenton||A worker at a clothing store in the Entrance Plaza. Bill is found hollering for help, as he became trapped in the back room when a wall of boxes fell and blocked the doorway, leaving him stuck for three days. As a result, he is completely unaware of the zombie situation. At first, he tries to run off, but stops dead in his tracks when he sees the undead roaming outside the store. He then decides to follow Frank to the security room.||In The Closet, Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Connie||A mother fleeing the zombies with her daughter in their station wagon. They were traveling down the highway just outside of Willamette when a semi truck driven by a zombie slammed into their car. The car's damaged engine failed to restart, and she and her daughter were both eaten alive by a group of zombies.||Highway outside Willamette||September|
|Paul Carson||A pyromaniac teenager found terrorizing two women hiding in a closet in a clothing store. He claimed the women were making fun of him and teasing him, something he suffered from the majority of his life. After Paul was defeated in a battle involving Molotov cocktails, he had a change of heart, apologizing for his actions and agreeing to come to the security room.||Casual Gals, Wonderland Plaza||6am, September 21|
|Kelly Carpenter||A young woman dressed in green, held hostage by the psychotic police officer, Jo Slade, along with three other women. Jo has been beating her up with her nightstick and calling her derogatory names. Upon Jo's death, Kelly is freed and willing to be brought to safety.||Lovely Fashion House, Wonderland Plaza||12pm, September 20|
|Steven Chapman||Crazy manger of the mall's supermarket. He has injured several survivors, including Isabela Keyes and David Bailey, calling them vandals and criminals when they were just seeking medicine and food from his store in order to survive. The only way to make the supermarket accessible for others and to rescue a captive Isabela is to put the crazed grocery store manager to death.||Seon's Food and Stuff, North Plaza||6am, September 20|
|Larry Chiang||A demented butcher who runs his shop beneath the mall. He believes zombies are "spoiled meat" and humans are "fresh meat". He captured Carlito and was planning on grinding him up.||Meat Processing Area||5pm, September 21|
|Nathan Crabbe||A big man in a green sweater found tied up in a seat in Theater 4 of the movie theater at the mall. He was being held hostage, along with four other captives, by the crazed True Eye cult and its leader, Sean Keanan. He, along with the others, were about to be sacrificed to the cult's god. Sean's bloody death led to Nathan's freedom and safety.||Colby's Movieland, Paradise Plaza||12am, September 21|
|Dakota||A young girl fleeing the zombies with her mother in their station wagon. They were traveling down the highway just outside of Willamette when a semi truck driven by a zombie slammed into their car. The car's damaged engine failed to restart, and she and her mother were both eaten alive by a group of zombies.||Streets of Willamette||September|
A cocky helicopter pilot who agreed to fly reporter Frank West to Willamette, Colorado, completely unaware of the zombie outbreak. Ed hurridly drops off Frank after several Special Forces helicopters begin to tail his helicopter. He radios Frank that he'll be back in three days to pick him up. On September 22 at noon, Ed lives up to his promise and returns for Frank, but unfortunately he is attacked and killed by a zombie in his helicopter, which crashes in the Leisure Park.
|Willamette||11am, September 19|
|Rachel Decker||A woman holed up in a clothing shop, refusing to leave the store without her friend Jolie Wu. She was separated from her friend when the zombies overwhelmed the pair while they sought safety. Until she is reunited with Jolie, she will be aggressive and will not leave.||Entrance Plaza||5pm, September 21|
|Nick Evans||A Ratman fan who was found dangling from a giant inflatable balloon above a group of zombies, along with Sally Mills. He is rescued when Frank kills the zombies and knocks him off balloon so he could be escorted to safety.||Wonderland Plaza||1pm, September 20|
|Michelle Feltz||A young woman in purple found tied up in a seat in Theater 5 of the movie theater at the mall. She was being held hostage, along with four other captives, by the crazed True Eye cult and its leader, Sean Keanan. She, along with the others, were about to be sacrificed to the cult's god. Sean's bloody death led to Michelle's freedom and safety.||Colby's Movieland, Paradise Plaza||12am, September 21|
|"Female Motorist"||A young woman with short hair was witnessed being attacked by zombies. She seen on the security monitors, being pulled out of her car by the zombies and eaten alive.||Parking lot||12pm, September 19|
|Ross Folk||A man shot by Officer Jo Slade while trying to protect his girlfriend, Tonya Waters . Tonya patched him up the best she could and together they hid in a shoe store. He is very weak and cannot feel much below the waist, requiring someone to carry him to the security room. He initially asks for a handgun, which he intends to use to commit suicide. If allowed to kill himself, Tonya will become hysterical and refuse to leave Ross' body, eventually allowing zombies to kill her later in the day.||Run Like The Wind, Wonderland Plaza||7am, September 20|
|Sam Franklin||An escaped convict from the state prison located just outside Willamette. He hotwired a Humvee with two other escaped prisoners, Miguel and Reginald, and drove to Leisure Park. At the park, they drove around attacking and killing zombies as well as survivors. On September 19, they found Sophie and Sid, a couple, trying to make their way through the park. They went after them, and Miguel killed Sid with a baseball bat.||Leisure Park||6pm, September 19|
|Brad Garrison||A veteran Department of Homeland Security agent sent to Willamette with fellow agent Jessica McCarney to investigate the zombie outbreak. He has attempted to save Dr. Barnaby from the zombies, and was shot by Carlito during his second encounter with the deranged man, fighting him several times throughout the mall. He requires medicine from the pharmacy in order to survive. After fighting Carlito a third time if the bombs are disarmed, he is pushed into a mob of zombies and is left to die. Returning to the underground parking lot, Frank discovers a mortally wounded Brad, who slides his gun to Frank and then becomes a zombie.||Security Room||12pm, September 19|
|Jennifer Gorman||A woman held hostage by the True Eye cult. She was forced into a bloody crate and was about to be killed and sacrificed by the crazed cult leader, Sean Keanan, until he noticed Frank in their presence. He ordered the twenty cult members to attack. After the cultists were killed, Jennifer was able to be freed.||Outside of Jill's Sandwiches, Paradise Plaza||1pm, September 20|
|Jack Hall||The older son of the Halls, a family found sniping zombies in the Entrance Plaza. Frank West encounters Jack, his father, and younger brother terrorizing Wayne Blackwell. The group spots Frank and decided to kill him before they finish off Wayne, despite the fact that the two men are alive and not zombies.||Entrance Plaza||5pm, September 20|
|Roger Hall||The father of the Halls, a family found sniping zombies in the Entrance Plaza. Frank West encounters Roger and his two sons terrorizing Wayne Blackwell. The group spots Frank and decided to kill him before they finish off Wayne, despite the fact that the two men are alive and not zombies.||Entrance Plaza||5pm, September 20|
|Thomas Hall||The younger son of the Halls, a family found sniping zombies in the Entrance Plaza. Frank West encounters Thomas, his dad, and older brother terrorizing Wayne Blackwell. Unlike his father and brother, Thomas is reluctant to kill Frank or Wayne, since neither of them are zombies.||Entrance Plaza||5pm, September 20|
|Lindsay Harris||An elderly woman who fled to the mall, but lost her dog, Madonna, on the way. Found panicking and looking for her dog in the Entrance Plaza with other survivors. She dismantles the barricade the others were setting up in an effort to save her dog, and was eaten alive as zombies swarmed into the mall.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Tad Hawthorne||Kent Swanson's hostage, this man was captured and knocked unconscious, then tied up. Kent is trying to take a picture of Tad outside of a restaurant transforming into a zombie by releasing an infected larvae near him, but Frank stops Kent and kills him, saving Tad's life.||Colombian Roastmasters, Paradise Plaza||12pm, September 21|
|Chris Hines||A survivor found constructing a barricade in the Entrance Plaza to prevent the zombies from getting inside. When Lindsay Harris tries to break down the barricade to rescue her dog, Chris tries to stop her but is pushed aside, and is killed by the invading zombies soon after.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Cliff Hudson||A Vietnam War veteran suffered a war flashback after witnessing his granddaughter being eaten by zombies. He captured several survivors and locked them in an empty store in the North Plaza, thinking they were members of the Viet Cong. After being fatally wounded while fighting Frank, Cliff comes to his senses, explaining his actions and giving Frank the key to the empty store, allowing him to rescue the other survivors.||Crislip's Home Saloon, North Plaza||8am, September 20|
|Reginald Jenkins||An escaped convict from the state prison just outside Willamette. He hotwired a Humvee with two other escaped prisoners, Sam and Miguel, and drove to the Leisure Park, manning the heaving machine gun on the back of the vehicle. At the park, they drove around attacking and killing zombies as well as survivors. On September 19, they found Sophie and Sid, a couple, trying to make their way through the park. They went after them, and Miguel killed Sid with a baseball bat.||Leisure Park||6pm, September 19|
|Gil Jimenez||A drunkard found chugging wine at the Food Court on September 21. At first he refused to go with Frank, but agreed to once he found out Frank was serious about rescue.||Chris' Fine Foods, Food Court||12am, September 21|
|Kindell Johnson||A tough man armed with a shotgun, found shooting away zombies in the North Plaza seeking survivors. Not truly believing the helicopter is coming on September 22, he plans on making a run for it with other survivors unless Frank talks him down.||North Plaza||12am, September 21|
|Cheryl Jones||A sexy blonde woman in a revealing black dress found locked in a storage room in Theater 5 of the movie theater at the mall. She was being held hostage, along with four other captives, by the crazed True Eye cult and its leader, Sean Keanan. She was kept separated from the other hostages, intended for Sean's "personal use" rather than sacrifice. Sean's bloody death led to Cheryl's freedom and safety.||Colby's Movieland, Paradise Plaza||12am, September 21|
|Sean Keanan||The 62-year old leader of the True Eye Cult who is bent on sacrificing the living in order to stop the zombies. Sean and his cult took up residence at Colby's Movieland at the beginning of the outbreak. This "religious" man and his several dozen followers captured at least six people and held them hostage at the movie theater until Frank West killed Sean and the rest of the cult.||Colby's Movieland, Paradise Plaza||12am, September 21|
|Carlito Keyes||The terrorist responsible for the zombie outbreak in Willamette. He released the parasite in the town, effectively causing a zombie outbreak to kill some 50,000 people. He plans to release the parasite into the atmosphere to infect the entire country with the plague, but he is ultimately stopped by Frank and his sister and killed by a demented butcher.||Willamette Parkview Mall||12pm, September 19|
|Isabela Keyes||The sister of the terrorist responsible for the zombie outbreak in Willamette. She eventually turns against her brother and works with Frank and the survivors to stop Carlito from carrying out his ultimate goal - to release the zombie parasite into the atmosphere, infecting the entire country. She was captured by a crazed grocery store owner, but despite being freed by Frank, she was hostile and fought Frank before fleeing. Later, she was injured by her brother and required medical attention, so Frank carried her back to the security room. She later escaped via an underground tunnel with Frank.||Seon's Food and Stuff, Security Room||10pm, September 19|
|Shinji Kitano||A Japanese tourist who was visiting Willamette at the time of the outbreak. He and Yuu Tanaka fled to a bookstore in the middle of the night and would not come out, but they were convinced to by Frank, who managed to speak to them by using a Japanese language book.||Sir Book-a-Lot, Wonderland Plaza||10pm, September 19|
|Ryan LaRosa||A survivor found in the Entrance Plaza erecting a barricade with Freddie May and Chris Hines. He acted as the group's leader, ordering other survivors to find items and furniture to add to the barricade. He was killed when Lindsay Harris broke down the barricade to rescue her dog, allowing a horde of zombies to enter the mall.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Alyssa Laurent||A feisty young woman found holed up in the mall's gun shop with two others a couple days after its owner was killed. She fires at Frank when he first arrives, but agrees to come to the security room if shown a picture of the air vent, proving her that rescue is real.||Huntin' Shack, North Plaza||12am, September 21|
|Adam MacIntyre||A well-known clown in Willamette, loved by many. Adam performed many shows, most of them in the mall at the playground in Wonderland Plaza. This entertainer went psychotic and insane when he witnessed his audience, mostly children, getting killed and eaten when the zombies broke in. He came across mall janitor Greg Simpson and captured him, imprisoning him on the Space Rider roller coaster, which he kept running continuously to keep the zombies at bay. He was killed after a battle with Frank, falling onto his own chainsaws.||Space Rider, Wonderland Plaza||9pm, September 19|
|"Male Motorist"||A man named Andy who climbed onto the roof of his car when it broke down and tried to fight off the zombies surrounding him with a baseball bat. When he saw Ed's helicopter, he shouted for help, but lost his footing and fell into the clutches of the zombies and was killed.||Main Street||11:30am, September 19|
|Josh Manning||A man with glasses who was captured by Cliff Hudson along with two other survivors and locked into an empty store as a "prisoner of war". At first, he was reluctant when he was freed, but agreed to go to the security room.||An empty store, North Plaza||8am, September 20|
|Brock Mason||The leader of the Special Forces sent to clear the zombies in Willamette. His team was to extract Jessica and Brad only, which only can happen if Carlito's jamming device is shut down. If Brock and his teammates do arrive, the other survivors escape via stolen helicopter, Brad and Jessica die, and Frank and Isabela must defeat the Special Forces in order to escape with their lives. Brock's orders are to eliminate any witnesses, which is why he is so hostile.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 22|
|Ray Mathison||A skinny man in a green shirt and shorts found tied up in a seat in Theater 5 of the movie theater at the mall. He was being held hostage, along with four other captives, by the crazed True Eye cult and its leader, Sean Keanan. He, along with the others, were about to be sacrificed to the cult's god. Sean's bloody death led to Ray's freedom and safety.||Colby's Movieland, Paradise Plaza||12am, September 21|
|Freddie May||A Willamette Parkview Mall janitor found in the Entrance Plaza, working with other survivors constructing a barricade to prevent the zombies from getting inside. When Lindsay Harris broke down the barricade to rescue her dog, Freddie tried to stop her but was pushed aside, and was killed by the invading zombies.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Jessica McCarney||An attractive, blonde Department of Homeland Security agent sent to Willamette with fellow agent Brad Garrison to investigate the zombie outbreak. She was secretive at first, not trusting the other survivors. But as events progressed, she opens up. She took care of Isabela and Dr. Barnaby when they were rescued. When Barnaby turned into a zombie, she was bitten and became infected and ultimately became a zombie herself. She kills two Special Forces soldiers when they come for the clean-up operation, and is killed by Frank soon after.||Security Room||12pm, September 19|
|Leroy McKenna||An injured man found hiding in a cosmetics shop. He had an injury on his neck, which appeared to be a bite wound.||Estelle's Fine-lady Cosmetics, Wonderland Plaza||11am, September 21|
|Todd Mendell||A man in a blue jacket and hat armed with a lead pipe, found talking with Brian Reynolds in the Entrance Plaza. Despite his efforts to defend himself, he was attacked and killed by the zombies when they broke in.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Jeff Meyer||A large man who became separated from his wife when the pair reached the roof of Paradise Plaza via the warehouse elevator. He asked Frank to help him find his wife before agreeing to be brought to safety.||Rooftop||12pm, September 19|
|Natalie Meyer||A large woman who became separated from her husband when the pair reached the roof of Paradise Plaza via the warehouse elevator. She asked Frank to help her find her husband before agreeing to be brought to safety.||Rooftop||12pm, September 19|
|Sally Mills||A Ratman fan who was found dangling from a giant inflatable balloon above a group of zombies along with Nick Evans. She was rescued when Frank killed the zombies and knocked her off the balloon so she could be escorted to safety.||Wonderland Plaza||1pm, September 20|
|Kay Nelson||An attractive young woman in pink held hostage by the psychopath Jo Slade, along with three other women. Jo has been beating her up with her nightstick and calling her derogatory names. She agreed to accompany Frank to the security room after he killed Jo.||Lovely Fashion House, Wonderland Plaza||12pm, September 20|
|Barbara Patterson||A large, muscular woman who was captured by Cliff Hudson along with two other survivors and locked in an empty store as a "prisoner of war". At first, she was reluctant when she was freed, but agreed to go to the security room.||An empty store, North Plaza||8am, September 20|
|Alan Peterson||A middle-aged man who found refuge in the Entrance Plaza with his wife and others. He was arguing with his wife, Kathy, who was threatening to divorce him for cheating on her. The two quickly resolved their fight as the zombies broke in. Unfortunately, he and his wife were both killed.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Kathy Peterson||An injured middle-aged woman who found refuge in the Entrance Plaza with her husband and others. She was arguing with her husband, Alan, threatening to divorce him for cheating on her. The two quickly resolved their fight as the zombies broke in. Unfortunately, she and her husband were both killed.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Jonathan Picardsen||A gun-toting survivor with a shaved head and camouflage clothing, who took over the gun store with two other survivors. He was initially distrustful and required photographic proof of a safe house before agreeing to follow Frank.||Huntin' Shack, North Plaza||12am, September 21|
|Mark Quemada||A man in a green shirt found walking around in the Entrance Plaza armed with a baseball bat. He was able to defend himself for a short time before being overrun by the zombies and killed.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|James Ramsey||A survivor that tried to negotiate with Cletus in order to obtain guns so he could survive. Cletus refused to listen, and warned James not to get any closer, but James continued to negotiate, and was ultimately shot in the chest with a shotgun. He must have been infected prior to his death, as he rose as a zombie and killed Cletus.||Huntin' Shack, North Plaza||3pm, September 19 - 11:59am, September 20|
|Simone Ravendark||A teenage girl found hiding in a music store, injured with a bite wound. She initially refused to go anywhere, having become despondent after witnessing her family and boyfriend being killed by the zombies. She only agrees to go to the security room if Isabela, a medical technician, has been rescued.||Players, Paradise Plaza||11am, September 20|
|Brian Reynolds||A man in a red flannel shirt armed with a shotgun, found talking with Todd Mendell in the Entrance Plaza. Despite his efforts to defend himself, he ws attacked and killed by the zombies when they broke in.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Sophie Richards||A young woman in a skirt and blouse found in Leisure Park, seeking refuge with her boyfriend Sid, until the escaped convicts attacked them, killing Sid.||Leisure Park||6pm, September 19|
|Cletus Samson||Owner of the Huntin' Shack in the North Plaza. He went crazy after the zombie outbreak and began shooting anyone on sight, human and zombie alike. He shot and killed James Ramsey after he warned him not to get any closer, despite the man's efforts to negotiate. After Cletus was defeated in a battle with Frank, he was killed by the undead James.||Huntin' Shack, North Plaza||3pm, September 19|
|Miguel Sanchez||An escaped convict from the state prison just outside Willamette. He hotwired a Humvee with two other escaped prisoners, Sam and Reginald, and drove to the Leisure Park, riding shotgun. At the park, they drove around attacking and killing zombies as well as survivors. On September 19, they found Sophie and Sid, a couple, trying to make their way through the park. They went after them, and Miguel killed Sid with a baseball bat.||Leisure Park||6pm, September 19|
|Floyd Sanders||An old man found hiding out in an antiques store because he loved antiques and wished to be surrounded by them when he died. After some lenghtly convincing, he realized that there was more to see out in the world and wanted to be rescued.||Ned's Knicknackery, Entrance Plaza||5pm, September 20|
|Ronald Shiner||An overweight man in a flannel shirt and jeans found barricaded in a restaurant, he refused to leave the shop unless given food (he already ate everything in the store). Later on, he threatened to take a group of survivors back into the mall to search for food because he didn't like the rations that Brad has brought in for the survivors.||Jill's Sandwiches, Paradise Plaza||11am, September 20|
|Beth Shrake||A black-haired, older woman in a striped shirt, jeans and pink high heels found tied up in a seat in Theater 5 of the movie theater at the mall. She was being held hostage, along with four other captives, by the crazed True Eye cult and its leader, Sean Keanan. She, along with the others, were about to be sacrificed to the cult's god. Sean's bloody death led to Beth's freedom and safety.||Colby's Movieland, Paradise Plaza||12am, September 21|
|A bald man who was killed in Leisure Park while trying to run away from a trio of murderous convicts with his girlfriend, Sophie Richards. He died instantly when one of the convicts hit him in the head with a baseball bat, though his girlfriend was able to escape with her life.||Leisure Park||6pm, September 19|
|Dana Simms||A sobbing 30-year old woman found huddled with other survivors in the Entrance Plaza. She was being comforted by a fellow survivor, Verlene Willis but the two were separated when the zombies broke in. Despite her efforts to make a run for the stairs, she was killed and eaten.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Greg Simpson||A mall janitor who was captured by the insane entertainer, Adam MacIntyre. He was tied up and trapped on the Space Rider, and couldn't be freed until Frank retrieved the ride's control keycard from Adam's body. Once freed, he showed Frank a shortcut to the Paradise Plaza through a vent in the Women's Restroom.||Space Rider, Wonderland Plaza||9pm, September 19|
|Jo Slade||A corrupt police officer who had captured several female survivors throughout the mall and town and tied them up in a clothing store. She was very violent and rude towards the captive women, calling them "whores" and "skanks", accusing them of crimes that they did not commit. She will kill a woman every hour or two unless she is killed herself.||Lovely Fashion House, Wonderland Plaza||12pm, September 20|
|Special Forces||At least one hundred (100) Special Forces soldiers entered the mall, led by Brock Mason, for the government-ordered clean-up operation. Their mission was to extract the two Department of Homeland Security agents, Jessie and Brad, and put down all of the zombies, and any survivors, in the town. Ultimately, the majority of the soldiers were killed by zombies and Frank West, and the rest leave once they complete the clean-up operation.||Willamette Parkview Mall||12pm, September 22|
|Gordon Stalworth||A cowardly man found hiding in a hardware store in the zombie-infested Al Fresca Plaza. Too afraid to leave his hiding place, he refused to listen to Frank. After a light beating, he came to his senses and agreed to be led back the security room.||McHandy's Hardware, Al Fresca Plaza||9am, September 20|
|Janet Star||A red-haired woman with glasses, held hostage by the psychotic police officer, Jo Slade, along with three other women. Jo has been beating her up with her nightstick and calling her derogatory names. Upon Jo's death, Janet is freed and willing to be brought to safety.||Lovely Fashion House, Wonderland Plaza||12pm, September 20|
|Leah Stein||A mother who lost her baby, Grace, when the two were fleeing from the zombies to the mall. Sometime on route, the pair were ambushed and Leah was bitten on the leg as her baby was eaten. Witnessing her baby's death had led Leah to a breakdown. This hysterical woman was holed up in a jewerly shop, crying for her lost baby.||Riverfield Jewelry, Al Fresca Plaza||5pm, September 19|
|Brett Styles||A gun-toting survivor with a mohawk haircut and a leather jacket who took over the gun store with two other survivors. He was initially distrustful and required photographic proof of a safe house before agreeing to follow Frank.||Huntin' Shack, North Plaza||12am, September 21|
|Kent Swanson||A selfish young photographer who boasted about his skills and the quality of his pictures. He had been going all over the mall taking pictures of survivors and zombies, trying to capture the moments of the outbreak so he could become famous when he released them to the public. However, on the third day, after engaging in a not-so-friendly photo contest with Frank, he seized a man named Tad, tied him up, and prepared to unleash a larva infected with the virus in order to photograph him turning into a zombie.||Colombian Roastmasters, Paradise Plaza||2pm, September 19|
|Aaron Swoop||A terrified young man found hiding in a ladies' clothing store in Al Fresca Plaza. Not the most assertive person, he did whatever fellow survivor Burt Thompson said, as he was the one who put up the barricade to protect them from the zombies. Once Burt was convinced to follow Frank back to the security room, Aaron quickly agreed to go along as well.||Weber's Garments, Al Fresca Plaza||4pm, September 19|
|Yuu Tanaka||A Japanese tourist who was visiting Willamette at the time of the outbreak. He and Shinji Kitano fled to a bookstore in the middle of the night and would not come out, but they were convinced to by Frank, who managed to speak to them by using a Japanese language book.||Sir Book-a-Lot, Wonderland Plaza||10pm, September 19|
|Burt Thompson||A tough young man armed with a bat holed up with Aaron Swoop in a ladies' clothing store in Al Fresca Plaza. At first, he was hostile and tries to attack Frank, but after receiving a beating of his own, he came to his senses and joined the trek back to the security room.||Weber's Garments, Al Fresca Plaza||4pm, September 19|
|Heather Tompkins||A young woman who was found cowering in a toy store while her twin sister, Pamela, was being attacked by zombies outside. After Frank rescued her sister, both twins agreed to be escorted to safety.||Child's Play, Paradise Plaza||9am, September 20|
|Pamela Tompkins||A young woman who was attacked by zombies outside a toy store while her twin sister, Heather, hid inside, too frightened to help. After Frank rescued her, both twins agreed to be escorted to safety.||Child's Play, Paradise Plaza||9am, September 20|
|True Eye Cult||At least a hundred (100) men and women, dressed in yellow raincoats and green masks, possibly infected by the virus as they twitch and itch, inhabited the movie theater and the Leisure Park storage room. These crazed townspeople were members of the True Eye Cult, led by Sean Keanan, who believe that sacrificing the living would stop the plague. Frank saved six hostages from death and killed the leader, along with the rest of the cult.||Willamette Parkview Mall||1pm, September 20|
|Susan Walsh||An elderly woman found trapped atop a playground structure, out of reach of the zombies. After Frank rescued her, she agreed to be led back to the security room, but Frank was forced to hold her hand the whole way, as she wasn't able to get around quickly by herself due to her age.||Play area, Wonderland Plaza||11am, September 21|
|Otis Washington||An elderly janitor who worked at the Willamette Parkview Mall. He was one of the few initial survivors near the Entrance Plaza to make it to the security room, along with Brad, Jessica and Frank. He watched over the security cameras and let Frank know if he saw any other survivors or suspicious activity throughout the mall. When the Special Forces arrived at the mall, Otis managed to steal one of their helicopters and fly all of the other rescued survivors to safety.||Security Room||12pm, September 19|
|Tonya Waters||A young woman holed up with her injured boyfriend, Ross Folk, in a shoe store. Her boyfriend was presumably shot by officer Jo Slade when she attempted to kidnap Tonya. She refused to go anywhere without her boyfriend, dead or alive.||Run Like The Wind, Wonderland Plaza||7am, September 20|
|Frank West||A photojournalist who arrived in the zombie-infested town of Willamette intent on uncover the story and secrets of the outbreak. Frank ended up rescuing some 50 survivors before getting his scoop, and the whole story, before defeating the Special Forces commander and escaping Willamette.||Willamette Parkview Mall||12pm, September 19|
|Debbie Willett||A middle-aged woman in a red dress with black heels. She was found in the closet of a store with another woman, both being terrorized by a psychotic maniac. He claimed that Mindy and Debbie were making fun of him and he was going to kill the pair with a Molotov cocktail.||Casual Gals, Wonderland Plaza||6am, September 21|
|Verlene Willis||A blonde woman found comforting another woman in the Entrance Plaza before the zombies broke in. She attempts to flee into one of the nearby stores, but is stopped by the security gate, and the zombies kill her.||Entrance Plaza||12pm, September 19|
|Jolie Wu||A woman found crying in a children's clothing store in the Entrance Plaza. She was separated from her friend, Rachel Decker, when the zombies swarmed them. She begged Frank to bring her to Rachel and escort them both to safety.||Gramma's Kids, Entrance Plaza||5pm, September 21|
- Either Simone Ravendark or Dr. Barnaby can be saved depending on the progress of cases, but it is impossible to save both.
- The fate of the major characters of Dead Rising depend on the progress of cases.
- Paul Carson is initially a psychopath, but can be saved after he is defeated in battle.
- Cletus Samson can be saved in Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop after he is defeated in battle. He will reside in the Huntin' Shack after being saved.
The Fate of SurvivorsEditIf a survivor is successfully escorted back to the Security Room, then a short scene will show one of them offering their gratitude to Frank. Afterwards they can be found in rooms located at the back. They will no longer be able to enter the mall and the notebook will list them as Safe.
If a survivor's health is fully depleted from attacks by zombies, one of death scenes is triggered showing them being killed by the zombies in a gruesome manner. If you go to where they died you can see that they themselves have risen as a zombie and will behave accordingly. The notebook will also list them as Undead. This works for every survivor (and if you are lucky enough to encounter this glitch, psychopaths).
This video shows different cutscenes for if a survivor is killed by zombies
If their health reaches zero due to any reason other than being attacked by zombies, then they will simply fall down, lie there, not rise up and be marked as Dead in the notebook.
A survivor may also be listed as Lost in the notebook if a main survivor is outside the security room after failing certain cases, or if Frank fails to prevent a mutiny. In this case the survivor will leave the security room and can no longer be found in that playthrough.
- At 12am, all of the survivors will drop down to the floor and sleep for the duration of the night. At 5am, the survivors immediately wake up and begin interacting with each other.
- If Frank leaves the side room doors open, sometimes survivors will wander out into the hallway and sit down.