A LOT of Bladed, Thrown, and Bludgeon Melee weapons like a Butcher Knife or Baseball Bat, Colt M1911A1, FN-Five seveN, SIG-Sauer P228, AMT Hardballer Longslide, Springfield X-Treme Duty, Schofield M3, Mauser C96, Remington Model 870,Benelli M4, Striker-12, Micro-Uzi, Remington Model 700, Barrett M82, Heckler and Koch SL8, Hybrid Assault Rifle w/M203, M249 SAW, M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun, Molotov Cocktail, and MANY weapons made with the use of Duct tape.
Covering Wars, Photojournalism, and beating the hell out of Zombies and Psychopaths.
Frank West is the protagonist of the survival-horror game Dead Rising. Frank was a veteran photo-journalist who had previously covered wars. West heard about the city of Willamette, Colorado being cordoned off by the military and hired a helicopter pilot to fly him into the city and come back for him in three days. On the way in, Frank captured photos of violent activity in town, initially assumed to be rioting. Frank lands on the roof of Willamette Parkview Mall, discovering that most of the inhabitants of the town have been turned into a zombie-like state by an unknown disease, meeting a mysterious Hispanic man named Carlito Keyes, as well as a Homeland Security Agent, Jessica McCarney, who Frank attacks, mistaking her for a zombie. Jessie mentions a second Homeland Security Agent, Brad Garrison, who was last seen near the food court. Frank borrows Jessie's pistol, and goes to search for Brad, who he finds pinned down in the food court by Carlito Keyes, who fires at them Frank and Brad with an FN P90. Frank returns fire and eventually drives off Carlito. Frank convinces Brad to allow him to follow him in covering the story, and tells him they are searching for a man named Doctor Barnaby, who, it turns out, was kidnapped by Carlito.
The next morning, Brad and Frank meet Carlito as second time, now armed with a Barrett M82 .50 caliber sniper rifle. Frank and Brad managed to force Carlito to retreat as second time, and rescue Dr. Barnaby, however, Brad is injured. Frank is sent by Jessie to find medical supplies in the supermarket pharmacy, but is attacked by Stephen Chapman, the owner of the store, who, driven mad by the zombie outbreak, attempts to murder Frank with a shotgun and a shopping cart with assorted edged weapons attached. Frank kills Chapman in self-defense, and rescues a woman he is holding captive, who almost immediately leaves, leaving Frank to collect the first aid kit in the pharmacy and return the security room. Later, Barnaby wakes up, but refuses to speak with Frank.
Looking for another lead, Frank sees the woman he met in the supermarket earlier on the security monitors. Franks tracks her down, only to be attacked by her on motorcycle, with her driving by and firing a handgun at him. Frank managed to knock her off the motorcycle and capture her, at which point she introduces herself as Isabela Keyes, Carlito's sister. Isabela reluctantly to arrange a meeting between Frank and Carlito, however, at the rendezvous point, Frank instead finds a wounded Isabela, who claims to have been shot by Carlito after she angered him by suggesting he meet with Frank. Frank transports Isabela back to the security room. Brad interrogates Isabela, who states that Dr. Barnaby was the head of a research facility in the South American town of Santa Cabeza, Isabela and Carlito's home town. Barnaby reveals the research facility was working on the effects of a genetically modified parasitoid wasp, Ampulex compressa giganteus on cattle, in an attempt to mass produce beef. Instead, the wasp turned first the cattle, and, once they escaped, the residents of the town, into a zombie-like state. The military was deployed, and the entire research facility and town was wiped out. Barnaby then reveals that he is infected, and turning into a zombie. At that point, he appears to die, but then gets back up and tries to attack Brad, who shoots him in the head, killing him.
Frank later discovers that Carlito has placed explosives in the maintenance tunnels, and plans to blow up the mall and spread the zombie disease further in an act of bioterrorism. Frank collects the bombs and places them into a shopping cart, pushing them into the parking lot outside, before getting out of the blast radius just as the bombs explode seconds later. Shortly afterwards, Frank finds Brad in the tunnels, who reveals he has been infected. Frank mercy-kills him after he states that he does not want Jessie to see him in such a state. Frank and Isabela then enter Carlito's hideout, but Isabela cannot crack the password on his computer.
Frank goes to look for Carlito, finding him the meat processing center, just about to be placed into a meat grinder by a psychotic butcher, Larry Chiang, who seems to be under the impression that there is a market for human flesh. Chiang attacks Frank with a Meat Cleaver, but is killed by Frank, who then rescues Carlito, but finds him severely injured. Carlito give Frank his locket and tells them to give it to Isabela, before succumbing to his wounds. Frank gives the locket to Isabela, who remembers the password. Isabela planned to send the data on Carlito's computer to the government, but Jessie tells Frank that the military will be deployed on the third day, under orders to eliminate anyone in the area.
Special forces are deployed, and against all odds, manages to fight off numerous special forces soldiers and make it back to the security room, where he discovers Jessie was infected by Dr. Barnaby shot by military personnel when she turned. Frank also finds a note from Otis Washington, the janitor of the mall, who tells him that he has a pilot's license, and managed to escape the mall along with a number of other survivors in a stolen helicopter. Frank then returns to the roof of the mall and sees his rescue helicopter arrive, only for the pilot to be bitten by a zombie and crash the helicopter into the clock tower in the park in the center of the mall. Frank is then rescued by Isabela, who informs him that he has been infected, however, she can make a drug that will inhibit transformation into a zombie if he can get a hold of some supplies, including ten queen parasites. Frank collects these supplies and Isabela makes the drug. While Frank was away, however, she discovers Carlito infected orphaned children and placed them in cities throughout the US: "living zombie time bombs".
See no reason to stay in the mall, Frank and Isabela look for an escape route, noticing that in the crash, the helicopter destroyed the clocktower and revealed a tunnel underneath. Frank and Isabela fight their way through a zombie horde in the tunnel, but discover a military check point on the other side. Frank distracts the military personnel by opening the gate and escapes in a Humvee. Soon after, however, they are chased by an upgraded M1 Abrams tank armed with TOW missiles and machine gun-armed mini-UAVs as well as the standard 120mm cannon. Isabela used the .50 caliber machine gun on the Humvee to destroy the laser electronic sights on the tank, however, the commander, special forces Colonel Brock Mason simply orders the crew to switch to manual control and fired the main gun, blowing the Humvee on its side. Mason climbs out of the tank's hatch and turns the main gun on Frank, but is distracted by a horde of zombies approaching the vehicle. Frank uses this opportunity to jump onto the top of the tank. Mason engages Frank in hand-to-hand combat and eventually is knocked off the tank into a horde of zombies. After Mason is killed, Frank and Isabela escape, possibly in the tank, and publish the story of the zombie apocalypse.
Throughout the incident at the mall, Frank rescued numerous survivors of the incident from both the zombie hordes and from the various individuals driven to insanity by the zombie outbreak.
Later, Frank travels to investigate an outbreak in Fortune City, Nevada, and encounters Chuck Greene, who he saves from an undead Tyrone King, host of zombie-themed reality gameshow Terror is Reality. Frank initially does not trust Chuck, as he is the prime suspect for the outbreak, but eventually convinces him that he is not actually guilty. Frank and Chuck explore an overrun Phenotrans Pharmaceuticals facility, fighting off zombies and security personnel to discover evidence that not only was the Fortune City outbreak the work of Phenotrans, but that Phenotrans has already created a cure for the infection, but did not release it for profit reasons, instead only releasing the 72-hour delaying drug, Zombrex. After the encounter, the facility self-destructs, however, Frank and Chuck escape with evidence of Phenotrans' actions.
Battle vs. Jason Brody (by SPARTAN 119)Edit
Frank walks through a jungle in the Rook Islands, Barrett M82 in hand. Spotting Jason Brody standing on a beach, having just gotten out of a boat. Frank assumes Jason to be one of the pirates that inhabit the island, and fires, narrowly missing Jason.
Jason picks up an RPG-7 from the boat and takes aim at the place where Frank took the shot. Frank dove out of the way the rocket exploded, blowing down a tree. Frank shot back using the M-203 under the barrel of his modded M4.
Jason dove into the water as the boat he was using exploded behind him. Bullets splashed into the water around him as he swam around, behind a large rock. Frank walked out onto the beach, M4 in hand, expecting Jason to be behind the rock.
Suddenly, a burst of fire from an Ultimax 100 LMG narrowly missed Frank. Frank tried to return fire with his M4, but found he was out of ammunition. Frank instead drew his Micro Uzi, firing a burst at him, not scoring any hits, but forcing Jason to dive out of the way, dropping Ultimax as he did so.
Frank reloaded as Jason drew his Colt M1911 and prepared to fire, however, Frank was too quick for him. Frank had just finished reloading had Mirco Uzi just as Jason has raised his gun. Frank fired a 3-round burst into Jason, hitting him once in the head and twice in the chest.
Frank retrieved his modded M4 and Barrett and reloaded his gun, before moving off the beach, onto a trail in the jungle.
The expert's believed that Frank's experience fighting special forces would give him an edge over Brody, who only fought pirates and mercenaries. Frank's superior strength and slightly greater training also contributed to this outcome. Also, I chose Frank as the winner as the (only) voter erroneous declared Jason the winner, claiming he had fought special forces, when it was in fact Frank who fought special forces, so I'm assuming you'd agree that the guy who actually fought spec. ops troops wins.
Battle vs. Rick Grimes (by Cfp3157)Edit
“Mr. West, are you sure you’re going to be okay?” Frank finishes loading his “Broken Butterfly” revolver. “Son, you don’t have to worry. I may be older than the rest of you lot, but I’ve covered wars.” He smiles smugly as he finishes preparing his gear. “Okay Mr. West, pick you up when we get some info, got it?” The soldier opens the hatch for West. “Wish you luck. Don’t get eaten on us.” Frank just looks at him, glasses obscuring his eyes. “Compared to Willamette and Fortune City, this ….” Frank just leaps out the back of the plane. “IS A VACATION!!!!” “Dad, STOP!!!” Carl yelled in fear as Rick fired randomly at a group of survivors. “Y’ALL STAY AWAY FROM MY SON!” He turns back to Carl. “Don’t you worry, Carl. Everything is gonna be alright. These bad men can’t hurt you. Not as long as I’m here.” The three other survivors cower in the corner. “Please sir, we’re just looking for supplies.” Rick angrily aims his Python at them. “DON’T YOU TOUCH MY BOY!!?” He then proceeds to tie them up. He holsters his Python, picking up his Machete nearby. He furiously hacks into the survivors, their screams echoing out Carl’s own sobbing. Blood comes out of their various wounds profusely; spraying fine mists of pink all over his shirt. “Don’t worry.” Carl just stares at his father in terror as he goes to a watchtower.
An hour later………
Rick sits in the watchtower, wiping the sweat from his brow. From his pocket he removes the picture of his wife, Lori. “Lori.......” He looks out into the field and sees a lady with black hair, wind blowing through her dress. Rick stands up, yelling loudly, “LORI! LORI!” She doesn’t turn around, simply pointing upward. Rick just continues to yell her name, his sanity still waning away. Finally, he snaps out of it and sees the helicopter. The hell is that? Rick asks himself. He looks through the scope of his rifle, seeing Frank preparing his gear. Frank West stood in a field of tall grass. He slings his Merc Assault Rifle over his back, his Sniper Rifle in hand, and his Broken Butterfly on his hip. “Shit, this ain’t Woodbury.” Frank surveys his surroundings, his eyes unseen behind his glasses. “LORI!! LORI!!!” Immediately aims his Sniper in the direction of the yell, but sees nothing but a large prison. Maybe there are some survivors holed up in there. He begins the steady jog to the prison.
Grimes studies the man jogging towards the prison. Hmm. This guy doesn’t look too bad. Maybe he’s just a survivor from that Woodbury group. But then he sees the rifle in West’s hand, and then his sanity cracks. That motherfucker’s coming for my son. I can’t let Carl die. Rick loads a bullet into his Remington, and closes the bolt. He doesn’t take his time, and launches a bullet into the dirt, sending Frank to the ground. Ah dammit it’s, another sniper psycho. Let’s see if I can nail this bastard quick. Frank looks gets his sniper rifle ready, and returns fire. Rick is surprised that he missed, and a sniper battle ensues. However, the lighter weight of his rifle allows him to quickly advance towards Rick. Rick continues to try and shoot Frank, but he just misses. Frank gets to the gate, but is surprised to see Rick open fire with his M4A1. Bullets fly as Frank performs a dodge behind cover. Glad I took those wrestling lessons. He throws aside his Sniper Rifle and grabs his own Merc rifle.
He quickly gets up and fires a burst, but sees nothing. West continues to explore the prison, always ready to return fire from the insane cop that attacked him. Eventually, he walks into the equipment room of the prison. Rick stands hiding in a locker, his Machete in hand. Frank sits on a bench, taking a drink from a large cup of soda he found in the kitchen. Guess I’m not gonna see him for a while. “So, you think you can just barge into this prison and try to kill my son? If so, you got another thing coming.” Frank just turns around. “Dude, what the hell are you…” is all he gets to say as Rick swipes down with his downwards with his Machete. The thick blade slams into the very spot where Frank was sitting as he quickly dodges the strike. However, the blade slices through the barrel of the Merc, rendering it useless.
Frank searches the room, trying to find something to use against Rick. Come on Frank. You’ve fought people who needed to improvise. That crazy C.U.R.E guy, the store manager, and even that clown with the chainsaws. Concentrate, Frank. Now ain’t the time for a trip down memory lane. Instinct takes over, and Frank lands a solid punch right to Rick’s nose. As he stumbles back, Frank runs over to get a bat and swings. The blow sends Rick to the ground, grasping for air. Frank swings the bat down to Rick, but Rick barely rolls out of the way. Rick stumbles out of the room and into the cafeteria.
Frank throws his bat aside, and draws his Broken Butterfly. He runs into the room, moving from cover to cover as he tries to find Rick. Dammit, why can’t this asshole fight like a man? “Looking for me?” Frank immediately turns around and fires a round. The shot misses Rick as he returns fire with his Python. However, Rick is able to keep Frank down because of the faster rate of fire with his revolver. As Frank reloads, he feels the cold barrel of a gun pressed against his head. “I finally got you, you bastard.” Frank prepares to accept the inevitable as Rick pulls the trigger. Click. “Guess I ain’t the only one out of ammo.” Frank spins around, fists flying. Both collide with Rick’s ribs, cracking more than one. Frank begins to run through the prison, trying to find anything he can use as a weapon.
He stops to take a breath, looking around. Dammit Frank. That psycho cop’s going to kill me if I don’t find anything. Frank looks around to see a metal door. Above it is a sign, written on it Armory. “Well, that’s convenient.” Frank walks into the armory, grabbing a Remington. He loads some shells into the gun and runs back to the cafeteria. “You got to be kidding me.” Suddenly, bullets fly all around him, and he sees Rick firing away with his Glock. “It’s time to end this.”
Frank returns fire with his Remington, ejecting shell after shell in the direction at Rick. Two miss, but the final one lands right in Rick’s leg. He falls to the ground, grabbing his wound. “Listen. Whoever you are, let’s just fix you up and talk things out. I don’t want to hurt you.” Rick looks determinedly into Frank eyes. “I won’t let you hurt my son. I’ll die for him.” Just like that, he loads a fresh magazine into his Glock. Frank quickly fires a round into Rick’s head, killing him. “I’m sorry.” Carl has been watching from a distance for most of this fight. “Thank you! Thank you so much!” Carl runs up to Frank, thanking for freeing him from his psychopath father. “Kid, let’s get out of here.” Frank pulls out his cell phone. “Hey, this is Frank West. I need to get out of here. I have a kid with me.”
Frank West barely managed to snag a win here because of the fact that he was more experienced in combat than his opponent. Frank has fought special operations soldiers and psychopaths that simply defeats Rick's experience against zombies and the armed civilians of Woodbury. Another key factor was that his mental health was not as nearly destroyed as Rick's was. Despite the fact that Rick had better training, Frank's experience and health allowed him to be victorious.
Battle vs. Ash Williams (by Utter noob)Edit
Frank grips his baseball bat tightly as he moves through the warehouse. A zombie approaches him holding a hunk of meat but Frank makes short work of the creature with a slam to the head. “What’s that?” a guard says hearing the sound. Frank doesn’t have time to pull out his spiked bat and instead slowly sets it down. He ducks as the guard rounded the corner with a Remington. Frank felt on the floor and lifted up a machete. He quickly rushed at the man and hacked off his head with the weapon. The Remington falls to the ground and fires a round off, hitting a zombie behind Frank and a crate nearby Ash. Ash readied his boomstick as he turned the corner to see Frank holding the Remington. Ash fires a round at Frank, but he misses and Frank shoots a blast from his Remington.
The shot grazed Ash’s hand causing him to drop the boomstick. “Ah shit.” said Ash as he took cover as Frank cocked his shotgun. Ash looked around and spotted a lone stick of dynamite and he smiled to himself. “This should do it.” He said as he grabbed the explosive and threw it around the corner. Frank dropped the shotgun and ran from the crate he was behind and dived away from the explosion as Ash lifted a nearby Winchester rifle.
He fired a round at Frank but missed and hit a guard behind him in the leg. Frank ran up to the guard and grabbed his uzi “Sorry pal.” He said before kicking the man back. He turned and sprayed the weapon at Ash who ducked under the barrage of ammunition behind a crate. Ash popped up and fired a round into Frank's arm, causing him to drop the uzi. Ash aimed his Winchester for the killing shot and said “This is gonna hurt.” When suddenly a zombie clawed his back. Ash yelled in pain and he hit the zombie with the butt of the rifle and turned, unloading several rounds into the creature as Frank killed the injured guard with a nearby cement saw.
Ash felt for his pocket to load another round into his winchester. He turned to see Frank with a cement saw. Frank tried to slash Ash with the saw, but Ash blocked the attack with his Winchester but the saw began to cut through the rifle. Ash kicked Frank back, making him drop his weapon. Ash dropped the rifle and drew his broadsword he “borrowed” from one of the knights. Frank felt on the ground for a weapon as Ash closed in. “Come on, come on, something. Anything!” he thought to himself. Frank grabbed a can of spray paint and aimed it at Ash’s eyes. He sprayed it, causing Ash to raise his arm to prevent it from blinding him. Frank dropped the can and ran over to a sledgehammer as Ash pursued with his broadsword.
Ash tried to thrust with it but Frank knocked it out of his hand with a sledgehammer. Ash quickly hit Frank in the face with his metal gauntlet. Frank responded by kneeing the man in his groin. “AH!” yelled Ash in pain as Frank slammed the sledgehammer down onto his gauntlet, breaking it off. “Oh come on I just made that.” Complained Ash. Ash hit Frank in the face with his other hand and grabbed a chainsaw off of the ground. He mounted it onto his arm as Frank recovered and picked up a sickle.
Ash slashed vertically, Frank parried with the sickle but the force behind the attack managed to loosen his grip and he dropped it. Ash thrusted with his chainsaw, but Frank side stepped and kicked him back. Frank looked around and tore out his spiked baseball bat from a zombie as Ash recovered.
Frank charged at him and swung his bat as Ash blocked with his chainsaw. The spiked bat got stuck in the weapon and the blade refused to rotate. Ash kicks Frank back and dismounts his chainsaw. He rushes towards Frank and hits him in the jaw; he then swept Frank off of his feet. Breathing heavily, Ash said “Look reporter boy, I have a story that may be interesting for you.” He began. “I’m a photographer,” interrupted Frank “And what do you mean?”
“Well there is this book called the Necronomicon…” Ash began.
Both combatants are skilled, but Ash was barely able to take the victory here. Ash has the better combat experience and his long range winchester accuracy combined with the pure stopping power of his boomstick was enough to overpower Frank. The battle is close, but in the end the weapons Ash has are able to hit harder. Ash Williams is the deadliest warrior.