Carlos Mertiz
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Age 32
Notebook Number 116
Notebook Description A little loco. Run down by the former TiR contestant Leon Bell.
Location Platinum Strip
Killed By Leon Bell
"Hey, over here! Over here!"
—Carlos, before being killed by Leon

Carlos Mertiz is a victim appearing in Dead Rising 2. He was killed by Leon Bell in the mission Meet the Contestants.

Meet the ContestantsEdit

Carlos is found wandering in the Platinum Strip. As Chuck is talking with his rival Leon, Carlos waves them down, shouting for help. Leon revs up his bike and heads toward him, slicing him in half. His crazed rationale is that humans are worth "more points" than zombies as they "move around too much". It is impossible to save Carlos as he is killed during the cutscene at the beginning of this mission.


  • His notebook entry shows him wearing sunglasses, though he is not seen wearing any in the cutscene. However, if spawned he wears sunglasses.[1]
  • In a mod, when spawning Carlos, instead of standing inert and idle like all other survivors and psychopaths, Carlos will actively run after Chuck and attempt to beat and kill him, regardless of where he is located and thus making him indeed loco as is stated in the notebook. It is possible that Carlos was originally going to be psychopath. [2]
  • His model is the same as Jack Ellis's, only slightly recolored.
  • Carlos shares some similarities with Sid as both are killed by people in vehicles and neither of their bodies spawn where they are killed.



  1. This is due to coding found in data/cinematics/cinematics.big/078_ultimate_fan_intro.txt which controls the cutscene:
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