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"I'm the one that's been training years in my mom's basement for this shit. ME! I'm the one. Just watch me. Anything you can do, I can do it better!"
—Kenny, before he fights Nick.

Kenny "Kick" Dermot is a survivor and psychopath in Dead Rising 3. He is one of seven psychopaths who embody the Seven Deadly Sins. Kenny's sin is Envy.[1]

While unassuming in appearance, Kenny has clinical signs of mania and aggression masked by his overwhelming desire for approval. His feelings of inadequacy and his inferiority complex cause him to imitate those he deems admirable, but these feelings can easily turn to hate. Kenny is provoked by reminders of his vulnerability, such as his tendency to be a copycat.[2]

Kenny is described as a 'fanboy' of Nick Ramos.

Time for a Hero[]

Main article: Time for a Hero

Kenny is found hiding in the Big Buck Construction Site. Kenny is panicking, as he was not able to save anybody because he is too weak. Nick offers him words of encouragement, but Kenny still believes that he's useless.

He'll ask Nick to kill five zombies unarmed, to show his strength. Afterwards, Nick will tell Kenny about creating combo weapons, and Nick will have to build one as a demonstration. Kenny then praises Nick for his abilities, and starts to feel better about himself as well. Finishing his requests will net Nick with 20,000 PP.

Single White Male[]

Main article: Single White Male

Kenny eventually becomes envious of Nick's reputation of being a 'hero'. He takes a lady hostage and proceeds to rescue her in an attempt to play hero. He even goes so far as to dress himself in a mechanic's outfit, and writes his new nickname on the name tag, Kick, which rhymes with Nick; something Nick himself points out.

As Regina screams for help, Nick arrives and kills the zombie that was about to attack her, upsetting Kenny. Kenny yells at Nick, exclaiming Nick had ruined his "stunt". Kenny explains that he has changed his appearance and made a new nickname for himself, Kick. When Nick tries to argue about it, Kenny also mentions that he can create combo weapons, then creates his own. Claiming he is "better" than Nick and that he's been preparing and training in his mother's basement for a zombie infestation, Kenny begins attacking Nick.

After Kenny is defeated, he stumbles and is suddenly being swarmed by zombies. He apologizes to Nick, saying he wants to be his sidekick. Nick has a choice to save Kenny from the zombies, making him a rescuable survivor.

The Envious achievement will unlock after he is defeated. You will also get the blueprint for the Junk Ball.

Battle Style[]

  • Kenny will try to get close up to Nick and smash him horizontally with the Junk Ball.
  • Kenny can also do a vertical slam against the ground.
  • Kenny can also launch away projectiles from the Junk Ball, with an accuracy that can easily be evaded by moving sideways. The launched projectiles that can be picked up are mainly Meat Cleavers and Saw Blades.
  • He can do a unique spin attack, which lets him spin his Junk Ball around three times, sending away projectiles in different angles.
  • Kenny may also throw his Junk Ball, which will cause substantial damage. It will disappear right after leaving Kenny with nothing but a Large Wrench until he can make another one.
  • He can also make a swift backwards dodge.
  • Kenny's weakness can be exploited by crafting a combo weapon. If Nick/Dick crafts one during his fight, Kenny will become even more jealous, leaving him vulnerable to a grab attack.
  • While using the Kinect, you can taunt him by saying "Copycat".
  • If Nick/Dick attempt to grab Kenny when he's not vulnerable, Kenny will dropkick him.
  • At 50% health, Kenny gains a charge attack where he runs towards Nick, slides on his knees and swings his Junk Ball.


  • Toughness 4/5
  • Strength 3/5
  • Ranged 3/5
  • Break Out 3/5
  • Run Speed 3/5

Stats (Time For A Hero, Found In Files)[]

  • Toughness 4/5
  • Strength 1/5
  • Ranged 2/5
  • Break Out 2/5
  • Run Speed 1/5


  • Kenny is the only character in the Dead Rising series to be an optional survivor, then a psychopath, then savable again.
    • Kenny is the fifth optional ex-psychopath survivor in the series, the first being Paul Carson, the second being Cletus Samson, the third being Snowflake, and the fourth being Bibi Love.
      • Out of all of them, he is the only one who can be equipped with his signature weapon as a party member.
  • Him being fought on the Crystal of the Sea, a boat, might be a reference to the biblical creature Leviathan, which is said to be the demon of Envy and is usually depicted as a giant sea monster.
  • Strangely, even if you do not complete Time for a Hero, his psychopath mission will still be available. Whether this is intended is unknown.
  • Ironically, despite him deriding himself as useless, he is one of the most useful posse members in Dead Rising 3, due to him having balanced stats, but also an extra point on durability.
  • The title of his mission "Single White Male" is a reference to the title and plot of the movie Single White Female, where the main character is impersonated by another woman that she befriends throughout the course of the movie, much like how Nick Ramos, the main character of Dead Rising 3, is imitated by him after he befriends Kenny.
  • During his battle, he often references games and movies:
    • "One vision, one purpose!" This is a nod to the game Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, where it is the motto of one of the factions.
    • He may also say, "There can be only one," during the battle, which is a reference to the movie "The Highlander".
    • He will also sometimes reference the "Jill Sandwich" meme from Resident Evil.
    • He will also sometimes say, "It's clobbering time!" which is the catchphrase of the Thing from Marvel's "Fantastic Four".
    • At times, he will also yell "For Aslan, asshole!", a direct reference to the Chronicles of Narnia series.
    • When Kenny loses his weapon, he will shout, "No, my precious!" a reference to Gollum from "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy.
  • Even in Nick's posse, he'll still reference games and movies:
    • When Nick hits him, Kenny will say, "I am not the droid you're looking for," referencing "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope".
    • While Nick is idle, Kenny may say "Wake up and do a Barrel Roll", a reference to the "Barrel Roll" meme from Starfox.
  • His surname "Dermot" ironically means "free of envy" in Celtic languages.
  • He is the only rival-type Psychopath to not have the same occupation as the protagonist, in contrast to Kent Swanson and Leon Bell.
  • He is the only posse member to display his first and last name.
  • He appears to be wearing a headset similar to the wired Xbox 360 headset, but it lacks the wire.
    • This may have been an attempt to copy Nick's phone to Jamie Flynt by making it wireless to make it look better than Nick's.
  • He is the only psychopath in the series who has a combo weapon that can be destroyed and recreated during a battle.
  • He is similar to Leon Bell from Dead Rising 2 and Kent Swanson in Dead Rising. All three are former fans of the protagonist, now driven to kill them.
  • He appears to have developed Hero Syndrome in "Single White Male", which is a disorder where a person creates dangerous situations in order to save someone and to be seen as a hero.
  • Judging by his comments about his mother, it's suggested that he's desperate for her approval due to living in her basement and playing video games.
  • Kenny is one of the only survivors in Dead Rising 3 who can defect, the other being Big D. Kenny can only defect if he is hit enough before he joins you in Single White Male.
    • Upon defecting, Kenny will exclaim "YOU RUINED EVERYTHING!".
    • While Big D can also defect, it's simply mission scripting, making Kenny the only survivor who can properly defect.
  • Even though he's only supposed to embody the sin of Envy, Kenny also embodies Pride in a way (when that's supposed to be Jherii's sin) due to the fact that during the fight he constantly boasts about his actions saying how they will build statues in his honor for "Saving" other survivors and believes he is better than Nick in every way.



  1. Seven Deadly Sins
  2. Xbox One Smartglass App
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Major Characters
Nick Ramos - Dick Baker - Rhonda Kreske - Annie - Red - Diego Martinez - Gary Finkel - Isabela Keyes - John Hemlock - Marian Mallon - Chuck Greene
Posse Members
Adam Daley - Alejandra Garcia - Anna Hong - Carrie LeCroix - Christine Emerie - Doug Trent - Dwayne Pike - Eric Martinez - Jesse Miller - Jorge Ruiz - Jose Morales - Julia Slyde - Kandy - Kelsey Louise - Kenny Dermot - Lauren Staples - Lena Polichev - Marcus Wolfe - Ravi Uppal - Regina Thompson - Simon Merkin - Troy Glover - Warren Anderssen Jr. - Winnie Lee
Other Survivors
Alec - Alex - Allison - Big D - Bob - Brandon - Brian - Cara - Crystal - Dana - Derek - Devon - Elka - Eva - Greta - Ian - Jack - Jasmine - Jason - Jason - Jeremy - Joey - Jodie - Jordan - Kaliyan - Katarina - Keith - Kellen - Kent DeMare - Kevin - Kris - Kristin - Kyla - Lara - Liam - Linda - Madeline - Maia - Margaret - Matt - Mel - Meryl Jefferson - Mike - Mila - Nikki - Nora - Phil - Ryan - Sam - Scott - Sheldon - Stevie - Steven - Tanya - Tara - Taylor - Tracey - Trevor - Vernon - Vicki - Zach
Adam Kane - Albert Contiello - Darlene Fleischermacher - Diego Martinez - Dylan Fuentes - John Hemlock - Harry "Zhi" Wong - Hunter Thibodeaux - Jherii Gallo - Kenny Dermot - Red - Sgt. Hilde Schmittendorf - Spec Ops - Theodore Lagerfeld Jr.
Angel Quijano - Cindy - Clyde - Dan - Lucas - Duncan - Emily - Hank - Mabel Louise - Mel - Nicole White - Peter Rae - Amanda Rae - Pilots - Sonya Paddock
Bertha Kreske - Bogdan - Jamie Flynt
Scrapped Characters
Bernard Kinsley - Esther
Operation Broken Eagle Characters
Adam Kane - Brady - Chang - Collins - Dickson - The Dutch - Han - Hancock - Haverman - Jefferson - Rodriguez - Smith - Sunshine - Tucson - Wakowski
Fallen Angel Characters
Angel Quijano - Doug Trent - Winnie Lee
Chaos Rising Characters
Cannons - Razorface - Snake - Spider - Torque
The Last Agent Characters
Brad Park - Cora - Nelson