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Frank West
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Race caucasian
Voice Actor T.J. Rotolo[1]
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Frank West is the protagonist of Dead Rising .


Frank is a handsome man. He's particularly good looking. He's a big guy, with a lantern jaw and a no-nonsense attitude, and all he's interested in is the biggest scoop of his career. He is a relatively well-known freelance journalist who has covered many world events, wars, and other big stories. Lately, however, his career has begun to fizzle out. Looking for the next big scoop, he stumbles on to some strange events happening in the small town of Willamette Colorado. His personality is such that he would rather visit dangerous places to satisfy his desire for adventure than out of any sense of journalist curiosity. A loose cannon who doesn't like working for, or with, others, Frank's research style, articles and photos are all unregulated and sold to the highest bidder. While he's not the most polished and professional person in his field, he is strong, genuinely kind and decent, and always operates on instinct.[2][3]


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  • In the game Left 4 Dead 2, Frank West left graffiti saying: "Otis, Out of film, No Helicopter. Zombies are too fast. Not Going to make it. Frank West"[4][5][6][7]

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  • Frank is wearing a Mega Man brand watch.

  • Frank cannot kill a zombie by spitting on them alone, unless he's drank a Spitfire smoothie.
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  • Frank has two round marks on his left shoulder similar to the scars caused by Soviet vaccinations.


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Bloody Frank. The blood disappears.
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Possibly early artist rendering of Frank.
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early rendering

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  1. Dead Rising, imdb.
  2. Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. 5
  3. Santos, Wayne. [Dead Rising, Dawn of the Dead with a Controller, GameAxis Unwired (September, 2006).
  4. Davis, Christian. Dead Rising 2: Case West Trailer Revealed at Tokyo Game Show, Device Magazine, (September 15, 2010).
  5. Graffiti, Left 4 Dead Wiki
  6. Fahey, Michael.Dead Rising Star Passes Through Left 4 Dead 2's The Passing, Kotaku, (April, 2010).
  7. Johnson, Tim. Frank West's Left 4 Dead 2 Cameo Destroyed Controller, (April, 2010).

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