Dead Rising (2006)
- "Want me to take a photo of you? This may be the last time we see each other."
- —Frank West
Frank West (フランク・ウェスト Furanku Uesuto?) is the lead character of Capcom's 2006 open-world survival horror game, Dead Rising. He would later appear in the downloadable Case West and later Dead Rising 2's non-canon re-imagining, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record. He was originally designed by Capcom to appeal to western audiences. In his series, Frank is a freelance journalist and photographer who ends up getting caught in a zombie outbreak.
Outside of the Dead Rising series, he has appeared in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
A world-renowned freelance journalist. Always on the trail of a scoop, his sense of curiosity and adventure has often propelled him into dangerous situations. One day, seeking the scoop of a lifetime, he arrived in the small suburban town of Willamette, Colorado, to be faced by a horde of zombies. With the physical strength developed from his time covering wars and a variety of weapons scrounged up on-site, he defeated the zombies and led survivors to safety, while at the same time exposing the truth behind the outbreak. Having come back alive from hell itself, he published his articles for all the world to see, making a name as a unique and brave hero.
Appearances in other series
- Dead Rising
- Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop
- Dead Rising 2: Case West
- Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
- Dead Rising 4
- Tatsunoko vs. Capcom
- Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
- Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
Frank has also appeared in the Dead Rising comic book series, Road to Fortune. He was mentioned in Dead Rising 2 and in Valves Left 4 Dead 2's The Passing. Downloadable skins of him were made avalaible for Capcom's Lost Planet and Lost Planet 2.
Frank West first appears in Prologue 5: Dead Re-Rising and reappears in Chapter 3: The Further Misadventures of Tron Bonne. Frank West is teamed up with the Darkstalkers character Hsien-Ko who is a jiangshi or Chinese zombie (sometimes referred to as a Chinese ghost or Chinese vampire). During his attacks Frank will use his camera, a baseball bat, chainsaw and even throw a fire extinguisher. Both Frank and Hsien-Ko officially join in Chapter 3: The Further Misadventures of Tron Bonne.
The Willamette Parkview Mall, where the incidents of Dead Rising happened, appears as an area in the game.
Stats (For comparison)
|Chainsaw & Chain Combo||B||6%||None|
|Item Throw & Weapon Toss||B||7%||None|
|Double Lariat & Gong Reflect||B||4%||Stun|
|Disembowl & Pendulum Swing||B||4%||Down|
|Face Crusher & Chireitou||B||6%||None|
|Special: Dead RIsing||S||100% Cost||Stun|
|MA: Tenraiha (2-4 enemies)||B||100% Cost||
|Support: Laser Sword & Pendulum Swing||C||None||None|
|Skill Name||XP Cost||Target||Effect||Description|
|Skateboard||20%||Self||Range +2||Frank's favorite skateboard|
|Hourei||10%||Self||Fixed enemy launch height||A Hsien-Ko throw that easily tosses enemies up into the air|
|Escort||35%||Self||Solo Attack +1||Frank just has a knack at leading others|
|Rimoukon||30%||Self||Attack +15%||Hsien-Ko removes her talisman and goes on a rampage|
|The Perfect Shot||Auto||Self||20% Exp. increase (30% chance)||Frank West only|
His theme and namesake is a remix of the song Frank West, from Dead Rising.