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Madison Lainey is a victim in Dead Rising 2. She is found during the mission World's Most Dangerous Trick, where two magicians carelessly kill her in a failed magic trick. She reappears in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record with the same role.

Madison was listed by Gretchen Peregrine on the August 6, 2010 Tape it or Die blog post as one of the members whom they would meet with in Fortune City.

World's Most Dangerous Trick[]

Madison was in Fortune City in hopes of making it big in the entertainment industry. Due to reasons unforeseen, she ended up in the hands of magicians Reed Wallbeck and Roger Withers. The magicians, intent on becoming world-famous and mastering the "saw a woman in half" trick, tied up Madison on their table in their theater.

When Chuck entered the theater, he witnesses the magicians perform the dangerous trick and fail, as Madison was gruesomely cut in half with a large circular saw.


  • In the Dead Rising 2 version, there is already blood on the magician's table before Madison is cut in half. In the Dead Rising 2: Off the Record version the blood is absent. There are other minor differences between the two cutscenes. Roger is seen scurrying around more in one cutscene. Also, the camera angles in certain parts of the cutscene are slightly different.
  • Madison shares the same character model as Nikki Valentino of Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, though she has different colored hair and clothing.
  • Madison also shares the same notebook photo as Nikki Valentino.
  • Madison's death is very similar to Dina's death from Saw: The Final Chapter, as both characters are females in their early twenties, covered by a cloth at the start of their respective scenes, cut in half by buzzsaws, and accompanied by two men, both of whom allow the buzzsaws to kill them.
    • However, while Madison was laying underneath the buzzsaw, Dina was suspended above it.
  • In game files she has the same stand up animation as Elrod Bumpkins.

Madison Lainey right before death in Dead Rising 2.

Madison Lainey right before death in Off the Record.