- "These paramility asshats are just a piece of the puzzle. The government did this. And when I prove that... when I unmask the masterminds.. Well... maybe I'll convince even the mighty Frank West that journalism is worth more than a fat paycheck."
Vicky Chu is a character in Dead Rising 4. She's Frank West's pupil.
She is a student of Frank's, who knows about his true identity. Unlike Frank, Vick is much younger and cares more about finding out the truth and getting justice than fame and glory. She is stubborn, often refusing to deviate from her goals without a high degree of swaying. Vick hasn't had the experiences that embittered Frank, so she is naive in certain respects.
She sympathizes with zombies, upset about the fact that they were once human beings. She is sensitive to the suffering that they feel, whereas Frank's philosophy is that it was either him or the zombies. She often criticizes Frank for his callousness and cynical attitude. Much of what she does in the story is aimed at showing Frank the error of his ways. Even so, she will work with him when the need arises.
Dead Rising 4Edit
Vick is seen driving with Frank West during the game's introduction. she lures Frank out with a promise to play mini golf, but instead intends on bringing him back to Willamette. She insists on checking out a secret military base that's there, stating that there's all sorts of illegal scientific research going on. Frank thinks that the information is bogus, and has no interest in chasing the lead up. Vick manages to eventually convince Frank to investigate, pleading to him that it would be good experience to learn from him, and that it would be a big story if true.
As the investigation starts, the personality difference in the two is immediately apparent. Frank is consistently insistent that they need to get the evidence they need for the story and leave. However, Vick doesn't feel that it's right to let injustice happen right in front of her. She manages to drag Frank along despite his wishes to leave, so that she can find the whole truth about what's going on with the latest outbreak. As the investigation of the secret military base goes on, Vick is appalled at the treatment of the zombies. She loses her temper at Frank's lack of empathy and shoots a female zombie to end her suffering. Frank gets angry and the two argue, drawing attention to their location.
Vick leaves the facility without Frank, angry at his nonchalant attitude, and is determined to return to Willamette and crack the case herself. Vick and Frank lose touch, until Brad Park confronts Frank West about Vick's involvement on the case. Brad shows Frank a picture of her returning to the site, and so Frank has no choice but to cooperate with Brad and investigate things further. Brad and Frank head to Willamette together in search of Vick. While flying over the city, their helicopter is shot down by one of Fontana's men. The helicopter crashes in the newly reopened Willamette Mall. Frank finds out that Vick may be in the mall, and tries to track her down.
As Frank tries to track Vick down, he realizes that he is several weeks behind her. With the help of Connor, Paula and other survivors along the way, Frank checks out various Obscurius bases on the trial of Vick.
Frank eventually catches up with Vick as she meets with Fontana at the Old Town scrapyard. Vick tells her that she knows Fontana's soldiers were attacked by an armed group that killed two of her men. Vick informs her that she knows where her attackers will hit Obscuris next, where they are going, the name of their leader, and where they hide their food. Vick informs Fontana that with information like that, a lot of unnecessary death can be avoided. Fontana considers her options for a moment before asking Vick what it is she wants. Vick states that she wants only thirty minutes off the record to ask Fontana some questions. Before Fontana can answer, an Obscuris soldier brings out Darcy, who was caught snooping around on Obscuris's computers. Fontana, because of Vick's presence, orders that Darcy be bathed and fed. Fontana tells Vick that she can ask her questions and has her Lieutenant drive Vick back to the base.
Both Vick and Brad Park are able to escape Willamette at the end of the game via helicopter.
- In many ways, Vick's persona is similar to Frank's in the original Dead Rising; she is initially interested in getting the big scoop for glory, but then becomes obsessed with finding the truth. Just as Frank became angry and more determined as the crisis began to affect him personally, Vick grows more and more concerned with making those responsible pay for causing the outbreaks.
- According to her last name spelled as Chu (which is matched the Chinese last name ‘朱’ in Cantonese ), she is Canton/HongKong origined.
- Like the three main protagonists, Vick's name also ends in 'k'.