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A Woman In Despair  
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Location Location icon  Players in Paradise Plaza
Survivor(s) Dead rising simone Simone Ravendark
Starts Time icon  Day 3, Sept. 21, 12 pm
Expires Time icon   Day 3, Sept. 21, 5 pm
Join Prestige points icon  25,000
Prestige points icon   50,000
Otis's call Dead rising transiever  There's a girl in the CD SHOP in PARADISE PLAZA. She looks exhausted. I don't know what happened, but that chick's definitely in trouble.[1]
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A Woman In Despair is a Dead Rising scoop with survivor Simone Ravendark. Frank must have completed Case 6-1: Santa Cabeza, learning that Isabela is a medical technician, in order for Simone to join Frank.

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Otis will call and say there is a woman hiding in the Paradise Plaza music store Players. The store is right across the hall from Child's Play.

You will find a teenager sitting between the store window and a row of shelves. She'll talk with you for a while and once she asks "How do you know there's a cure", she'll join you, depending on if you have Isabela in the safe room:

  1. If Isabela is NOT in the safe room, or Case 6-1 is expired, Frank will say "I don't know..." and Simone will reply, "Ha I knew it. Just leave me alone".
  2. If Isabela is in the safe room, Frank will say "I know this medical technician, Isabela. She knows a lot about this zombie stuff... maybe she can help you." Simone will reply "Okay..." and agree to go with you.

It's essential to bring Simone Ravendark back for the Transmissionary achievement. Otis will call Frank about Simone The Gunslinger later in the game.



Simone saw her family and boyfriend attacked and turned into zombies. She is the only survivor of the group to live, though she was bitten on the arm. She tells Frank she has accepted her fate of turning into a zombie, and has given up all hope of avoiding zombification.

Conversation with Simone[]

Conversation with Simone
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Frank: Are you ok? I'm here to help.

Simone: You came here to help. Me? Ha...

Frank: That's right. There's a helicopter coming to save us Friday. Everyone's fled to the Security Room. I'll take you there too.

Simone: To save us. Sorry, but it's too late to save me. I've been bitten.

Frank: So you were bitten... So what? That doesn't mean that you hafta turn into one of 'em.

Simone: Seriously? Where did you hear that?

If Frank passed case 6-1

Frank: A lady named Isabela. She's a medical technician and she knows a lot about the whole zombie thing.

Simone: She does huh? How?

Frank: Um... Yeah... About that... It's complicated. I can't really explain it here.

Simone: Is it like a disease or something? Or is her specialty in B-movies?

Frank: Look... All I know is that she is the only one who knows how to deal with this thing. She probably has some way of treating it. Just trust me, ok? I'll take you to her. Please.

Simone: You really trust that woman, don't you? I guess you deserve the same. Take me to her.

If Frank have not passed case 6-1 (Continued from "Where did you hear that?)

Frank: Nobody told me anything... I'm just guessing here.

Simone: Well, you guessed wrong. (laughs hysterically) My family... My boyfriend... They all turned. It wouldn't be fair if I didn't, now wouldn't it?

Frank: Don't just give up. There's still hope.

Simone: Not for me there's not. Just leave me.[1]


  • Simone will laugh at Frank if he doesn't have proof of a cure
  • This is one of two scoops which requires a live survivor to complete (Isabela is required in this scoop), the other scoop being The Woman Who Didn't Make It.


See also[]


  1. a b Dead Rising Game Script, IGN, (January, 2009).

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