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"I... I can't feel anything below the waist, man. I don't understand how I can still be alive. Just take care of Tonya for me will ya?"
—Ross, on explaining his injuries
" You saved my life. I can't thank you enough for that."
—Ross, upon reaching the Security Room

Ross Folk is a survivor appearing in Dead Rising and Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.

He is found in Run Like the Wind in Wonderland Plaza during the scoop Lovers. He is the injured boyfriend of Tonya Waters and is very protective of her, even risking his life to ensure her safety.


Main article: Lovers

Ross and Tonya are found hiding in a shoe store in Wonderland Plaza. When Frank West finds them, Tonya asks for him to help Ross, who has been shot trying to protect her. Ross reveals that he is so badly wounded that he cannot feel anything below the waist, and demands Frank to get Tonya out of there. He asks for a handgun to take revenge.

If Frank obliges his wishes, Ross will shoot himself in the head. Tonya, enraged and in grief, will blame Frank for her boyfriend's death and refuse to go with him. She will then remain by the side of her boyfriend's corpse.

If Frank talks to Tonya instead, she can be convinced to help him get Ross to the Security Room. Ross's injuries make it impossible for him to walk far, and Frank has to carry him. Tonya will only follow Ross, even if Frank attempts to guide her with a waypoint.

Chop Till You Drop[]

Ross, instead of asking for a handgun, asks for handgun ammo. When he is being escorted to the Security Room, he is also much faster on foot, and he does not need to be carried. He rewards Frank with the Red 9, a very powerful handgun.

Infinity Mode[]

Main article: Infinity Mode

He is found in TuneMakers in Paradise Plaza from 3:07:00 - 3:19:00, and is armed with a Hunting Knife. When killed, he drops a Orange Juice, a Push Broom, a 2x4, askateboard and a stuffed bear.


  • When Frank mentions that he's a photojournalist, Ross asks him not to take a picture of him. Ironically, Ross' picture is used for Census Taker, which requires 50 survivors to have their pictures taken.
  • If Frank gives Ross the handgun, he can take a photo of Ross shooting himself for 10,000 PP.
  • Sometimes, Ross won't be able to get up the platform making it impossible to save him or Tonya because she will only follow Ross.
  • While the source of Ross' gunshot wound is never revealed, it is most likely from Jo Slade, a corrupt police officer who has captured several young women. Tonya stated that he was injured when he was protecting her from someone, which could have been Jo trying to kidnap her. With the exception of Kent Swanson (Who is armed with a handgun like Jo), the other armed psychopaths have a lot heavier firepower which would have likely killed or at least mortally wound Ross.
  • Ross is similar to Christine Emerie, a survivor in Dead Rising 3, as they will commit suicide if you do what they ask of you, but can be rescued beforehand if you choose not to let them.
  • If you give Ross the gun after telling Tonya you can carry him back to the security room while she asks, "Really?" His suicide animation will start, and he will raise the gun to this head, but he will not fire, and go back into his normal position. Then the conversation will continue as normal, and they'll join. Assuming you don't give Ross any food, he now has a handgun for your whole trip to the security room.
  • Ross is the slowest survivor in the game.
  • Ross is the only survivor that will always be sitting down when in the Security Room no matter the time and is also the only survivor that won't get up to thank Frank for saving him when Frank enters the room Ross is in for the first time after saving him.
  • If you take a picture of his wound, the target markers will register as the Horror genre.


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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
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