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Main characters

Frank West

 "Remember that name... 'cause the whole world's gonna know it in three days."

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The protagonist. Upon hearing that something big was going down in the town of Willamette, Frank charters a helicopter in order to investigate and leave with the "scoop of a lifetime". He tells the pilot to drop him off on the roof of the Willamette Parkview Mall, and return for him in 3 days.

Frank proves himself to be incredibly competent fighter and photographer, and his determination in getting his story allows many dark truths to come to light.


 Brad: You're one hell of a journalist aren't you, Frank? A hotheaded, underhanded, hotshot paparazzi with nothing better to do than to invade people's privacy.

Frank: I try... you got a point?

Brad Garrison

 "I just want you to appreciate the situation."

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DHS agent, assigned to the investigation of the Willamette incident alongside fellow agent Jessica McCarney. At first he is distrustful of Frank and expresses his displeasure of his trade. But after fighting alongside him against Carlito, fetching him medicine from the Supermarket and ensuring a helicopter ride out of the mall, Brad comes to trust Frank as a formidable ally.

Level-headed, Brad assumes responsibility over re-stocking the security room with supplies, and looking after his younger colleague.


  • A Father to His Men: Very protective of his colleague, Jessie, assuming full responsibility when she gets attacked by Dr. Barnaby.
  • Angry Black Man: Averted. For the most part, he is cool and collected. He is rather intimidating at times, though.
  • Bald Black Leader Guy: He is quick to take charge of the situation and instruct the others.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted: He survives for most of the story, before being trapped in the maintenance tunnels with thousands of zombies.
  • Famous Last Words: "Don't tell Jessie about this."
  • Only a Flesh Wound: He's bedridden for the most part of 5 hours, but recovers quickly after you get him some medicine.

Jessica McCarney

A DHS agent who accompanies Brad to the mall. She initially goes to assist Brad, but due to a sprained ankle she is forced to leave saving him up to Frank. Like Brad, she is at first distrustful of Frank due to being part of the press and tells him minimum amount of information such as her name and Brad's; however, she grows to trust him. While she does spend most of the game holed up in the saferoom she still manages to provide help from time to time and does have a lot of significance to the plot. Unfortunately, near the end of the games she turns into a zombie after succumbing to her previous attack from Dr. Barnaby.


  • Cute Monster Girl: Even as a cannibalistic zombie with blood running down her shirt, you have to admit that she is still pretty hot...
  • Meganekko: As if she wasn't cute enough already, she also wears glasses.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Huge boobs? Check. Nice ass? Check. Cute glasses? Check. Taking a photo of her in just the right angle gives the best erotica bonus in the game? Double check.
  • Twisted Ankle: Her ankle. Nice job breaking it Frank.
  • Zombie Infectee: She ends up turning a short time after her little scuffle with Dr. Barnaby.

Otis Washington

  Don't cut me off like that, its rude!

An aged mall employee who serves as Mission Control for most of the game before evacuating the survivors you saved before the military arrives. He is silent... at least during cutscenes. During the actual game he can't seem to shut the fuck up even while Frank is getting his arm chewed off by a zombie.


  • Cool Old Guy: For all the trouble he causes you, he actually ends up helping you a lot more than he hinders you. Without him Frank wouldn't know about half the stuff going on in the mall and would have lost all the people he saved to the military.
  • Mission Control: One of the more annoying ones.
  • Stop Helping Me!: Okay Otis, I get that I should check out the Monster Clown on the other side of the mall, but if you call me one more time while I'm trying to get 3 idiot survivors through a sea of zombies and 3 deranged convicts I'm going to reach into the t.v. and strangle you with the cord on my wired controller.

Carlito Keyes

 "This, my friend... is hell!"

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A mysterious man, first met on the heliport of the mall. After numerous run-ins with Frank and Brad, it is revealed that he orchestrated the Willamette outbreak as revenge for the US government's cover-up of a research facility in his home town of Santa Cabeza. A dangerous man with many back-up plans, he eventually dies at the hands of a psychopath butcher.

With access to heavy firepower and a radio jammer, Carlito is the most frequent boss you face in-game.


Isabela Keyes

 "Fine. I'll explain why all of this is your fault."

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A mysterious woman first encountered in the Entrance Plaza before the zombies break in. It turns out that she's Carlito's little sister, and co-conspirator in the Willamette Outbreak. After a few encounters with Frank, she agrees to help him get his story by asking Carlito to be interviewed by him. He responds by shooting Isabela in a fit of rage, forcing her to seek refuge with the Security Room survivors. Turns out that she worked as a pharmacist at the Santa Cabeza research facility, giving her thorough knowledge of the zombies.


Brock Mason

 "I'd say this mission isn't quite over yet."

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Sadistic US special forces officer responsible for "mopping up" the Willamette outbreak. Turns out he was also head of the equally brutal Santa Cabeza clean-up operation, and its subsequent cover-up.


"If we had been allowed to complete the operation back then, we wouldn't have been needed for this... incident."

 "This is as far as you go!"

 Frank: That's all it was to you huh, a mission! What about the innocent people who had to pay for mistakes commited by our government and its-

Brock: OUR MISTAKES HAVE NOT BEGUN WITH THIS OPERATION!

Psychopaths

Jo Slade

A fat female cop who has captured several women that she tortures and degrades.

  • Complete Monster: Unlike other psychopaths, she'll actively attack her hostages if you're too far away.
  • Degraded Boss: She's a really powerful zombie in Chop Till You Drop, there's actually two Jos in this game, one that's got two tazers, and the other is brown and has a tazer and a hand gun.
  • Depraved Bisexual: She's seen molesting her victims with a nightstick and threatens an Ass Shove to Frank if he dares to interfere.
  • Dirty Cop
  • Fat Bitch: She's almost as big as Larry.
  • For the Evulz
  • Rape as Drama: Whatever she was doing with that nightstick, it couldn't have been pleasant...
  • This Cannot Be!: How she takes her death at the hands of Frank.

Steven Chapman

The insane owner of "Seon's food and stuff." He is willing to use any means to protect his store from intruders... even lethal force.

Larry Chiang

An obese butcher who this the zombies are spoiled meat and people are fresh meat. He ends up inflicting fatal wounds on Carlito by attaching him to a meat hook.

Cletus Samson

A gun shop owner with severe trust issues. Instead of aiding the survivors by giving them guns he shoots at anyone (zombie or human) who gets too close to his store.

Kent Swanson

Another photographer and rival to Frank.

  • Annoying Laugh: As if he wasn't annoying enough already...
  • Degraded Boss: He's just a zombie type in Chop Till You Drop.
  • Karmic Death: Funny enough, you can actually kill him before he tries to pull the Moral Event Horizon, and you're not penalized for it.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Attempting to zombify another survivor just so he can take a picture of it.
  • The Rival: To Frank for most of the game. When Frank starts one-uping him he takes things too far...

The Convicts

A trio of escaped criminals who have somehow gotten ahold of a vehicle with a mounted machine gun. Rather then trying to survive or escape the mall, all they seem to care about is having fun while they can. Unfortunately, their definition of fun seems to be to assault/kill anyone they come across.

  • Batter Up: The convict who isn't driving or using the turret wields a baseball bat unless the driver is killed. If that happens he will move over and keep the jeep moving himself.
  • Complete Monster: All three of them.
  • Demonic Spiders: You'll have to fight them sooner or later unless you plan to spend a lot of time avoiding gunfire or getting ran over. To make matters worse, if you enter another area to grab health items and come back any that you've killed come back to life.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The first thing they do is take a swing at Frank when he steps out into the mall's park. When the guy with the bat misses they then decide to go after 2 other survivors. Sadly, Frank can only save one of them as the guy doesn't miss a second time.
  • Quick Time Event/Press X to Not Die: Chop Till You Drop changes them into one long event, even if one hates this, it's a lot better than the alternative.
  • Leitmotif: Gone Guru by Lifeseeker. It serves as an early warning if they're in the area when you enter.
  • Unexplained Recovery: They respawn each day with a new vehicle and everything. This is never explained or elaborated upon.

Adam MacIntyre

A clown who was hired to entertain the people visiting the mall and went insane when the zombies killed his audience. Wields two chainsaws and uses various tricks in combat.

Cliff Hudson

A Vietnam veteran who is undergoing flashbacks after seeing his granddaughter get killed by the zombies. He is one of the few psychopaths who shows any regret for what he has done.

The Hall family

A father and his two sons who are snipers that have taken refuge in the entrance plaza and shoot at anyone who passes by.

  • Anti-Villain: The youngest one, he's also the one fans wished they could save.
  • Cold Sniper: Although that doesn't stop them from congratulating each other on a well-aimed shot or doing a high five as Franks rushes them with a chainsaw...
  • Death Glare: Roger. Jesus dude...
  • Dirty Coward: They spend the whole fighting running and aren't above shooting Frank in the back.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Roger.
  • Older Than They Look: Roger and his sons are all adults. Really.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: If you kill the other two, no matter what, the last will try to kill you.
  • Shout-Out: Jack and Roger share names with the antagonists of The Lord of the Flies, like how Jack and Roger persuaded boys to join their tribe and kill Ralph, Jack and Roger Hall threaten and persuade Thomas to shoot Frank.

Sean Keanan

The leader of the "True Eye" cult who believes that spilling the blood of the nonbelievers will stop the zombies. He disappears after his introduction cutscene, but can later be found in the movie theater.

Paul Carson

A young pyromaniac who uses molotov cocktails when fighting. If rescued after he sets himself on fire he becomes a valuable ally.

  • Groin Attack: Self-inflicted, no less.
  • Guide Dang It: When he sets himself on fire most people accidentally throw the fire extinguisher into his groin by using the aim button. You're supposed to just use it like any normal item by pressing the "B" button and holding it down until the fire goes out. It really doesn't help that the fire doesn't appear to be going out while the player is using the extinguisher, which means they'll have no idea its even working until the flames suddenly go out.
  • Heel Face Turn
  • Kill It with Fire: He even manages to catch himself on fire.
  • Mad Bomber: In addition to his molotov's he'll also throw bombs at Frank and send explosive toy cars after him.
  • Meaningful Name: Just drop the C off his last name.
  • Molotov Cocktail: His main weapon. If saved he'll even share them with Frank.
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