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—Seymour's battle cry

Seymour Redding is a psychopath appearing in Dead Rising 2 during the mission WWJWD?.

He is a security guard who has taken the zombie outbreak in Fortune City as an opportunity to act as de facto sheriff. Using his new found authority, he set up a makeshift gallows in the South Plaza and begins executing survivors by hanging.

He reappears in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record with the same role, though he accuses Frank West of trying to steal the "big shot" role from him.


Main article: WWJWD?

Chuck Greene comes across Seymour taunting a captive man named Justin Tetherford, declaring him a looter, while the man tries to defend himself, stating that he was just looking for food. Seymour ignores the man and throws him off the scaffold he is standing on, snapping his neck. After the execution, he sees Chuck nearby and declares him a looter and begins to attack him.

After Seymour is defeated, he attempts to flee by climbing up onto a large statue, inadvertently turning on a nearby table saw in the process. As he is climbing, he tells Chuck that he is "twice the man" he is before losing his grip and falling onto the saw, killing him. Chuck dryly quips "I saw what you did there." After Seymour's death, Ray Teller, a survivor that was hiding from Seymour, will call for Chuck and join up with him.

Sandbox Mode[]

Main article: Sandbox Mode

Seymour will spawn in the South Plaza by the statue he used to hang people. Once defeated he drops his weapon and $25,000.

Battle Style[]



  • The song that plays while fighting him is an instrumental version of "I Believe You" by Celldweller.
  • In OTR, when you're in a certain distance from Seymour, he will fire his Six Shooter and lasso you. There is a Photo Op at the start of the lasso and at the end of when he grabs you with it. But he will start beating you with a nightstick and that is a Photo Op as well. You can't take a picture of it unless you are playing Co-op.


  • Seymour seems to have much in common to Jo Slade, another law enforcement officer who kills hostages found in Willamette Parkview Mall.
    • They also both use the outbreak as an excuse to abuse their authority, as Jo holds women she dislikes captive and tries to kill them while Seymour uses the outbreak to live out his fantasies of being a sheriff. Except Seymour's "job" was to hang his victims and put bags over their heads, whilst Jo would tie her captives to a chair.
  • He is also similar to Paul Carson since both "snapped" from a lack of respect before their respective outbreaks.
  • "WWJWD?" is an acronym for "What Would John Wayne Do?”, which is a nod to his acting as Sheriff. It’s also a reference to the term “What Would Jesus Do?”.
  • The way Seymour behaves like an old Wild West sheriff, treats the mall as if it's a western town he's protecting, and takes his job way too seriously implies that he originally wanted to be a police officer, but he got rejected.
  • Judging from the way Seymour acts towards the civilians he meets, it implies that his life as an officer was not that great. Judging from his dialogue, it could be due to torment from his superiors, or that the civilians usually did not take him seriously.
  • He is similar to Red Dead Redemption character, Bill Williamson. Not only in appearance, but also when it comes to their behavior. They have similar accents and both mention that they are the "Big man now," or that they are "In charge," multiple times.


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Major Characters
Rebecca Chang - Stacey Forsythe - Chuck Greene - Katey Greene - Isabela Keyes - Tyrone King - Marian Mallon - Raymond Sullivan - Frank West
Skylar Ali - Randolph Allen - Esther Alwin - Allen Ash - Lulu Barra - Brittany Beck - Sven Blaaborg - Tammy Blaine - Danni Bodine - John Boog - Kristopher Bookmiller - Elrod Bumpkins - Denyce Calloway - Summer Chavez - Rosa Collins - Wade Coopwood - Jared Davis - Gordon Dawkins - LaShawndra Dawkins - Chad Elchart - Doris Elchart - Curtis Ellenton - Jack Ellis - Terri Glass - Kristin Harris - Willa Harris - Wallace Hertzog - Stuart Holmes - Trixie-Lynn Horton - Jessica Howe - Richard Kelly - Bessie Kent - Chrystal Kennedy - Jonathon Kilpatrick - Matthew Kuss - Juan Lee - Bibi Love - Erica Mayes - Kevin Meyers - Bill Montagu - Lenny Mooney - Walter Morris - Luz Palmer - Camille Payne - Lillian Payne - Gretchen Peregrine - Allison Perkins - Janus Razo - Cora Russel - Woodrow Rutherford - Jasper Sanford - Brian Scherbey - Jacob Skinner - Jeanna Slick - Nevada Slim - Cinda Smith - Snowflake - Royce St. John - Tamara Stein - Floyd Stone - Nina Suhr - Andy Talbat - Vikki Taylor - Ray Teller - Kenneth Walsh - Linette Watkins - Dean Wayne - Cameron Welch - Europa Westinghouse - Anim White - Kirby Wilkinson - Lance Williams - Michael Woo
Off the Record Survivors
Marc Cooper - Earvin Gooding - Eric Masters - Tomomi Miyamoto - Deidre Sanchez
Amber Bailey - Crystal Bailey - Leon Bell - Dwight Boykin - Mark Bradson - Derrick Duggan - Brent Ernst - Earl Flaherty - Deetz Hartman - Johnny James - Looters - Bibi Love - Mercenaries - Seymour Redding - Carl Schliff - Snowflake - Ted Smith - Pearce Stephens - Antoine Thomas - Randall Tugman - Reed Wallbeck - Brandon Whittaker - Roger Withers
Off the Record Psychopaths
Stacey Forsythe - Chuck Greene - Evan MacIntyre
8-Ball - Barra - Pat Berkson - Helen Bonner - Andrea Brenser - Curtis - Drake Danton - Dean - Tim Duggan - Tom Ebersole - Jeremiah Eckland - - Kerri - Noah Hawthorne - Hunters' Victim - Infected Spectator - Louise Jameson - Jonesy - Madison Lainey - Leah - Adrian Lee - Luke - Carlos Mertiz - Alice Paynter - Lance Pennington - Lucas Pontremoli - Irwin Sagehorn - Shin - Jenny Slaten - Justin Tetherford - Kalee Timmons - TIR Employee - Emanuel Tugman - Shaun Wexler
Off the Record Victims
Oscar Dingman - Dale Kerpan - Julius Reinke - Vikki Taylor
Don Andrews - Banchester - Simon Bostwick - Charlie - Kazmina Ellis - Josh - Paul Lazenby - Bobby Newland - Roland Nichol - Reinhold - Septimus - Tarquin
Scrapped Characters
Marvin Horner - Dmitri Kazlov - Taylor Nightingale - Gary Peake - Sarah Stayer