Dead Rising Wiki

Dead Rising
Overview (cases/scoops) • BooksClothingFoodPsychopathsStoresSurvivorsWeapons
"Please, help me!"
—Dana, calling out for Verlene

Dana Simms is a victim in Dead Rising and Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.

She was found in the Entrance Plaza of the Willamette Parkview Mall being comforted by Verlene Willis.

She was killed when Lindsay Harris removed the barricades and allowed the zombies to break into the plaza.


Main article: 72 Hour Mode (Dead Rising)

In the Introduction, Dana made it to the mall for shelter before it was closed down due to the overwhelming number of zombies in Willamette. When Frank arrives in Entrance plaza, she is crying hysterically and being comforted by Verlene.

When the zombies broke into the mall, Dana was abandoned by Verlene and attempted to climb up on a plant display, but the zombies grabbed ahold of her and killed her.

Cut From the Same Cloth[]

Main article: Cut From the Same Cloth

Kent Swanson shows Frank West a picture of Verlene and Dana hugging as his most emotionally moving shot.

Infinity Mode[]

Main article: Infinity Mode

In Infinity Mode, Dana appears in Kids' Choice Clothing at the Paradise Plaza from 0:07:00 to 0:19:00 and is armed with a Pick Ax. In her equipment she carries a pack of Thawed Vegetables, a Boomerang, Gems, a Hanger, and a Shovel.


  • She bears a resemblance to Lilly Deacon.
  • Despite being told by Verlene that she will be with her the whole time, the two end up separated after the zombie break in.
  • She is scripted to chase after Verlene and say "Please help me!". She is also scripted to avoid the zombies, meaning she will not run for Verlene if there are zombies in the way.
  • It may be possible that her and Verlene were originally going to be in the scoop The Woman Who Didn't Make It, because her and Verlene's character models were never used for zombies, and in the beta version, Rachel Decker had a completely different character model and the current model that is used by Rachel was used for zombies in the beta version. So it may be possible that Rachel and Jolie Wu were originally going to be victims and Dana and Verlene were going to be survivors.
  • If angled right, prior to the break-in, one can take a picture of Dana and may be awarded a single Erotica point for her legs.


v · e · d
Major Characters
Frank West - Brad Garrison - Jessica McCarney - Isabela Keyes - Russell Barnaby - Otis Washington - Carlito Keyes
Rich Atkins - David Bailey - Mindy Baker - Wayne Blackwell - Bill Brenton - Kelly Carpenter - Paul Carson - Nathan Crabbe - Lilly Deacon - Rachel Decker - Nick Evans - Michelle Feltz - Ross Folk - Jennifer Gorman - Tad Hawthorne - Gil Jimenez - Kindell Johnson - Cheryl Jones - Shinji Kitano - Alyssa Laurent - Josh Manning - Ray Mathison - Leroy McKenna - Jeff Meyer - Natalie Meyer - Sally Mills - Kay Nelson - Barbara Patterson - Jonathan Picardsen - Simone Ravendark - Sophie Richards - Floyd Sanders - Ronald Shiner - Beth Shrake - Greg Simpson - Gordon Stalworth - Janet Star - Leah Stein - Brett Styles - Aaron Swoop - Yuu Tanaka - Burt Thompson - Heather Tompkins - Pamela Tompkins - Susan Walsh - Tonya Waters - Debbie Willett - Jolie Wu
Paul Carson - Steven Chapman - Larry Chiang - Sam Franklin - Roger Hall - Jack Hall - Thomas Hall - Cliff Hudson - Reginald Jenkins - Sean Keanan - Adam MacIntyre - Brock Mason - Cletus Samson - Jo Slade - Special Forces - Miguel Sanchez - Kent Swanson - True Eye
Armed Woman - Connie - Dakota - Female Motorist - Ed DeLuca - Lindsay Harris - Chris Hines - Ryan LaRosa - Male Motorist - Freddie May - Todd Mendell - Alan Peterson - Kathy Peterson - Mark Quemada - James Ramsey - Brian Reynolds - Sid - Dana Simms - Special Forces Escort - Special Forces Guard - Grace Stein - Verlene Willis