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Frank West
Frank
FREELANCE PHOTOJOURNALIST
Voiced By T.J Rotolo
Franchise Dead Rising
Appears in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Debut Dead Rising
Rival Juliet Starling
""It's Frank... Frank West. Remember that name 'cause the whole world's gonna know it in three days.""
—Frank West

Frank West is the main protagonist of Dead Rising and is a playable character in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Frank West's in-game rival is Juliet Starling.[1]

BiographyEdit

I'VE COVERED WARS, YOU KNOW

  • 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. Not your typical journalist, Frank is quite capable of handling himself in combat and is very keen to help other survivors to safety. During his time at Willamette, he earned the trust and friendship of Brad Garrison, Jessica McCartney, Otis Washington, and Isabella Keyes.

THE LEGACY OF FRANK WEST:

  • Dead Rising
  • Dead Rising 2: Case West
  • Dead Rising 2: Off The Record (non-canon)

ArcadeEdit

OpeningEdit

RivalEdit

Name: Juliet Starling

Reason: Frank is wandering in the rival arena until he meets Juliet. At first, he believes her to be a normal survivor,asking her if she has any Zombrex, which Juliet says no. They chat until Frank sees her chainsaw and Nick's head. With that, he thinks Juliet is a psychopath and starts to fight her.

Connection: Both Frank and Juliet are survivors of zombie apocalypses. Also, they both have an affinity with chainsaws. While Juliet uses it as her main weapon, Frank also uses it in Dead Rising and can create a "Paddlesaw" (paddle with two chainsaws) in Off The Record.

Transcript (Frank West walks around and notices Juliet, in the center)

Frank West: Well, well, well, what do we have here

Juliet Starling: Huh? Who are you?

Frank West: Hey, kiddo, you happen to have any Zombrex on you?

Juliet Starling: Mmmm...I don't know what that is, so imma have to say no.

Frank West: Well, listen, it's not safe here, let me take you somewhere...

(Notices a mans head attached to her shorts)

Juliet Starling: Wha...? What the hell?

Frank West: From the head attached to you, I'm guess you must be a psychopath.

Juliet Starling: Excuse me, no one calls me a psychopath and gets away with it!

EndingEdit

GameplayEdit

Frank is a petty unique character, capable of using many weapons he crafted to attack everyone.

MovelistEdit

Btn square

(Square Moves)


  • Boxing Gloves Combo - Btn squareBtn square Btn square - Frank does a combo with boxing gloves in his hand.
  • Push Broom - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn square - Frank hits the opponent with a push broom a few times.
  • Golf Club - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn square - Frank hits the opponent with a golf club, launching them for an aerial combo.
  • Sledge Hammer - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn square - Frank slams a sledge hammer into the ground, crushing the opponent.
  • Jump Kick - Btn square (Air) - Frank does a Jump Kick.
  • Aerial Push Broom - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn square (Air)
  • Aerial Golf Club - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn square (Air)
  • Aerial Sledge Hammer - Down Btn square (Air)
Btn triangle

(Triangle Moves)


  • Roundhouse - Btn triangle - Frank roundhouses the opponent, launching them away.
  • Shotgun - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn triangle - Frank shoots his Shotgun fowards.
  • Somersault Kick - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn triangle - Frank does a somersault kick.
  • Kick - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn triangle - Frank does a single kick that knocks down the opponent.
  • Aerial Roundhouse - Btn triangle (Air)
  • Aerial Shotgun - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn triangle (Air)
  • Aerial Somersault Kick - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn triangle (Air)
  • Knee Drop - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn triangle (Air) - Frank does a knee drop.
Btn circle

(Circle Moves)


  • Camera - Btn circle - Frank takes a picture with flash on, blinding the opponent.
  • Hail Mary - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn circle - Frank throws a Hail Mary, wich explodes in contact.
  • Heli Blade - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn circle - Frank activates a Heliblade, and it stays there as a hazard. Whoever touches it will take damage.
  • Power Guitar - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn circle - Frank creates a barrage of sound with his Power Guitar, knocking down any opponents near to him.
  • Aerial Camera - Btn circle (Air)
  • Aerial Hail Mary - Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right + Btn circle (Air)
  • Aerial Heli Blade - Playstation-Lstick-Up + Btn circle (Air)
  • Aerial Power Guitar - Playstation-Lstick-Down + Btn circle (Air)

Playstation-Lstick-Neutral

(Throws)


  • Croupier Stick - Playstation-Rstick-Left or Playstation-Rstick-Right - Frank grabs the opponent's head with a Croupier Stick and kicks him/her in the head
  • MMA Gloves - Playstation-Rstick-Up - Frank grabs the opponent and Uppercuts them with MMA Gloves.
  • Judo Throw - Playstation-Rstick-Down - Frank does a Judo Throw.

Btn l1Btn r1

(Trigger Moves)


  • Item Pick-up - Btn r1
  • Block - Btn l1
  • Evade - Btn l1 + Playstation-Lstick-Left or Playstation-Lstick-Right
Btn r2

(Super Moves)


  • Weapon Cart Run - Btn r2 (Level 1): Frank dashes forward with Steven Chapman's Weapon Cart, killing everyone he runs through.
  • Snowflake Attacks - Btn r2 (Level 2): Frank throws meat and Snowflake suddenly appears and eats it. Then, the gameplays switches to Snowflake, earning one hit kills.
  • Terror is Reality - Btn r2 (Level 3): A brief cutscene shows Frank arriving on a wrestling arena with his TIR clothes, when zombie versions of the other characters also enter the ring. After it, the stage briefly becomes the TIR wrestling arena, and Frank can kill the other players with three moves:
    • Giant Swing (Btn square): Swings a zombie and throws it.
    • Disembowel (Btn triangle: Rips the zombie's intestines off. (Censored in all versions minus Japan)
    • Pick Up Btn circle: Picks a zombie up and throws it.


Intros and OutrosEdit

IntroductionEdit

  • Frank is Back: Frank readies his weapons and enters a fighting stance.
  • All Drugged Up: Frank takes a dose of zombrex.
  • Transciever Call: Frank hangs up his Transciever.
  • Back In The Game: Frank drops from a helicopter and says: "Back in the Game".

Winning ScreenEdit

  • Hell Yeah!: Celebrates like in Dead Rising 2: Off The Record.
  • Bottoms Up!: Frank drinks whiskey.
  • Smile!: Frank takes a picture of himself.
  • BFF: Frank takes a picture with a zombie.

Losing ScreenEdit

  • If using Hell Yeah! He falls down, defeated.
  • If using Bottoms Up! Frank Pukes.
  • If using Smile! Frank crouches down.
  • If using BFF Frank gets bitten by a zombie.

CostumesEdit

FreelanceEdit

The default appearance of Frank. He appears as in dead rising 1. Alternate Colors

  • White jacket, pants and red shirt.
  • Maroon jacket and pants, and black shirt.
  • White Hair, Yellow jacket and pants and Black Shirt

Megaman OutfitEdit

Unlocked at Level 10, him as he appears in a Megaman Costume.

  • Default: Blue Suit
  • Red Suit
  • Black Suit
  • Yellow Suit

IJIEK JacketEdit

Based on Chuck's appearance Available via DLC.

  • Leon Bell - Green Jacket, White Skin and Black hair
  • Sullivan - Brown Jacket, White Hair and Brown Jeans
  • Frank West - Black-White Jacket, Black Hair and Black Jeans.

"Save Data" FrankEdit

  • If you have an Dead Rising 2 OTR save, you can choose him as he looks like in ypur Dead Rising 2 OTR save data. You can choose into your 3 save slots. (got this idea from LeeHatake93, who made a Chuck Greene moveset in the actual wiki.)

Profile ItemsEdit

MinionsEdit

  • Rank 8: Isabella
  • DLC: Jessica McCartney
  • DLC: Brad

IconsEdit

  • Rank 5: Zombie Face
  • Rank 6: Beta Frank
  • Rank 7: Baseball Bat
  • Rank 9: Carlito
  • Rank 11: Frank
  • Rank 12: TK
  • Rank 14: Zombrex Logo
  • Rank 15: Wrench Icon
  • Rank 17: Rebecca Chang
  • Rank 18: Isabella
  • Rank 20: Frank's Camera
  • Rank 21: Whiskey Bottle
  • Rank 23: TIR Logo
  • Rank 24: Megaman Helmet
  • Rank 50: Dead Rising Initials (DR)
  • Rank 200: Servbot Mask

BackgroundsEdit

  • Rank 16: Royal Flush Plaza
  • Rank 19: Yucatan Casino
  • Rank 22: Bunch of Zombies in Fortune Park
  • Rank 25: Fortune City
  • Rank 300: Willamette Parkview Mall

TriviaEdit

  • IJIEK backwards says Keiji, the first name of Dead Rising's creator, Keiji Inafune
  • He is the second Character from Dead Rising, the first being Chuck Greene.
    • Also, he is the third character from CAPCOM, the first being Dante and the other is Chuck Greene.
  • This is the sixth game Frank appears without being his own. The others are Lost Planet 1 and 2, Tatsunoko vs Capcom, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 and Project X Zone.
  • Frank isn't always voiced by his normal actor, TJ Rotolo. When Frank says "Fantastic!" after taking a perfect photograph, he is voiced by Marty Belafsky. Furthermore, in the very first trailer, depicting the game in its beta stage (different logo etc), Frank had a completely different voice actor. The beta trailer can be seen here.
  • Frank's weapon of choice seems to be a Baseball bat since he uses one in the beginning of Dead Rising 2: Case West and is seen holding one on the cover of Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. He is also seen holding one in most pictures of him. Also in Case West, when AI Frank's weapon breaks and is not given another one he will infinitly respawns a new bat.
  • Frank's appearance in OTR resembles actor Dan Aykroyd.
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