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Dead rising paul
Location Location icon  Casual Gals
Psychopath Dead rising paul Paul Carson
Survivor(s) Dead rising debbie Debbie Willet
Dead rising mindy Mindy Baker
Starts Time icon  Day 3, Sept. 21, 5 am
Expires Time icon   Day 3, Sept. 21, 5 pm
Weapon(s) Dead rising attack icon  Molotov Cocktail
Dead rising attack icon  Pipe bombs
Dead rising attack icon  Remote controlled bomb car
Prestige points Prestige points icon  30,000 each to join
Kill Bonus Prestige points icon   30,000 to defeat Paul
60,000 each to security room
Otis's call Dead rising transiever  I spotted a guy with long hair over in one of the WOMEN'S CLOTHING SHOP'S in WONDERLAND PLAZA. He's holdin' a Molotov Cocktail... You'd better be careful...[1]
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Long Haired Punk is a Dead Rising scoop. Frank receives a call from Otis saying there is a long haired guy who has a Molotov cocktail. When Frank arrives in Wonderland Plaza it would be a good time to pick up another Out of Control Small Chainsaw.[2]

Psychopath Paul Carson has imprisoned two women in Casual Gals in Wonderland Plaza.[3]

Introduction to Paul cutscene[]

Introduction to Paul
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Two women cower in fear of a man with a Molotov cocktail.
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Girl: Please stop! What did we ever do to you?

Paul: Y-Y-You do it all the time! Y-Y-You look at me and then laugh!

Frank sneaks up from behind but accidentally kicks over a can of gasoline.

Paul: Wh-Wh-Who's there? Stay-Stay back! Stay back! Get-Get any closer an' I'll-l-l light this place up! I suppose you came here to l-l-laugh at me too?[4]

thumb|300px|center|Cutscene 35 - Long Haired Punk

Battling Paul[]



Frank can trap Paul in the store and hit him with a melee weapon. Try to hit Paul with a melee weapon a few times as he runs past Frank for the open mall area. If Frank defeated Adam the Clown, the small chainsaw is very effective; Paul will go down with a few swipes and Paul won't even have the chance to leave the store.[2]

Paul also has remote controlled car bombs when he is a distance from Frank.[5]

Paul will also occasionally run out of breath while running, making another good time to shoot him or hit him with a lead pipe or other melee weapon. Repeat this a couple of times to defeat Paul.[6]

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Paul's main method of combat is running. One guide suggests to not simply chase right behind him. Paul will drop pipe bombs while running away from Frank which will certainly hit Frank if he follows Paul. Instead, when Paul runs, pull out a firearm and shoot him. The zombies that get in the way will be blasted by the dynamite, so there's not much need to pay attention to them. If needed, there are several police zombies with guns near the top of the stairs next to the store where the fight begins. Paul isn't that hard as long as Frank avoids chasing him. Also use firearms to shoot the Molotov cocktails out of Paul's hands as he lights them, causing them to explode and damage him in the process.[2][7]

Sniper Rifle

With a sniper rifle Frank can get on top on one of the Beautification or Fine Cut makeup counters and shot at Paul without worrying about him or the zombies.[5]

Heavy Machine Gun

The Heavy Machine Gun from the Leisure Park convicts is perfect to defeat Paul. Paul will be unable to hit you as the gun is so powerful it knocks him over repeatedly.[8]

Melee weapons

In the alternative, the official guide states the best way to defeat Paul is to have a good melee weapon and continue to stay on Paul's tail, chasing him down as he runs away. If Frank stays in constant motion, running to the right or left of the fleeing punk and giving his tossed pipe bombs a wide path, he can pass by the exploding bombs unharmed.[7]

Frank can also jump kick Paul or hit him with a melee weapon when he tries to change directions.[5]

Occasionally Paul will turn around, light a Molotov cocktail, and throw it at Frank. This is the time to attack; just sidestep the cocktail, then hit Paul with a melee weapon while he recovers from the throw.

Once Paul is defeated, the cut-scene is back in the Casual Gals store.

Paul on fire[]

After Frank defeats Paul, Paul will accidentally light himself on fire.

Paul lights himself on fire
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Paul: Stay away from me! D-D-Don't come any closer!
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Paul lights the Molotov cocktail but stumbles over a gasoline can and sets himself on fire when he falls.[4]

As Paul lights himself on fire, a photo opportunity icon immediately appears, for up to 10,000 Prestige Points.
Up to 10,000

Prestige Points   

Up to 10,000

Paul on fire

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Standing near Paul's head works best.

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There's a Fire Extinguisher nearby, close to Paul's head next to the shelf of clothing. Put the fire on Paul out with the fire extinguisher. Standing near his head works best, as the foam appear drops on his pants. If needed, a second one is in the closet of the store where Mindy and Debbie are, but Paul will probably die before Frank can grab it. Putting the fire out is the most difficult part of this boss fight. Paul is the only psychopath that Frank can rescue.[2][7][9]

Don't use first person mode to try and put Paul out, as Frank will only throw the fire extinguisher at Paul.

When Frank puts the fire out Paul will be at less than half health. Give Paul some food.

If Paul dies, take a photo of him for part of the Psycho Collector and Psycho Photo achievements.

Whether Paul dies or not, Frank will get the "Psychopath Defeated" bonus of 30,000 Prestige Points.

Conversation with Paul cutscene[]

Paul promises to stop
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Frank: Looks like you're no worse for wear.

Paul: I-I don't know what I was thinking... I'll never do anything like that again.

Frank: If you promise to behave yourself and cooperate, I'll escort you to a safe place.

Paul: Ok. I'll cooperate. My arson days are over.

Rescue Debby and Mindy from the stock room
Frank: Everything's ok now. You don't need to be afraid. I can take you to a safer place than this. You feel up to a little trip?[4]

Escorting survivors[]

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Mindy and Debbie cowering in the stock room

Open the stock room door and find Mindy Baker and Debbie Willet, speak to them briefly and they will join. Escort Paul, Debbie and Mindy back to the security room through the restroom secret passage opened up by Greg in Out of Control.

Paul will later give Frank infinite Molotov cocktails if Frank completes the scoop Paul's Present.

Transmissionary achievement[]

Because Paul calls Frank later in Paul's Present, he is required for the transmissionary achievement.



See also[]


  1. Dead Rising Game Script, IGN, (January, 2009).
  2. a b c d Dead Rising: Weapon Guide by Vermilion, GameFAQs, (November 2, 2006).
  3. Dead Rising Featured Guide, Cheat Happens.
  4. a b c Hall, Kevin. Dead Rising: Game Script by Berserker, GameFAQs, (January 5, 2009). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "dialogue" defined multiple times with different content
  5. a b c Dead Rising: FAQ/Walkthrough by Natedrizzle, GameFAQs, (August 28, 2006).
  6. Rorie, Matthew Gamespot Gameguide Dead Rising, Gamespot
  7. a b c Off, Greg (August 7, 2006). Dead Rising Official Strategy Guide. BradyGames. , p. unknown
  8. Dead Rising Compilation of FAQs and Guides,
  9. Dead Rising: Items Guide by JungleFender, GameFAQs, (March 23, 2008).

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