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Simon Merkin is a survivor appearing in Dead Rising 3.
He is a superstitious person who believes only in what his tarot cards tell him. He swears that his cards foretold the outbreak before it happened, which caused him to take shelter on the gun store rooftop.
In the CardsEdit
Simon is found standing on the roof of the Headshots Gun Store during Chapter 2. When approached by Nick, he pleads him to find his lost tarot cards. There are 5 cards in total which have been scattered to various locations in Ingleton.
- "Chariot" Card - Found on the ground at Dave's Awesome Cars.
- "Strength" Card - Found on the wrestling ring inside of the Aduna's Boxing Gym.
- "Death" Card - Found on the corpse sitting on a barber's chair at Shavey's.
- "Tower" Card - Found on the slide tower in the playground of Ingleton Park.
- "World" Card - Found in the Flying Duck Travel Center.
After collecting Simon's cards and returning them to him, he will join Nick's posse. He will also be recruitable from the survivor board in the future.
- Toughness 2/5
- Strength 2/5
- Ranged 2/5
- Break Out 2/5
- Run Speed 2/5
- Simon might be physically based on the cult character The Postal Dude Jr. from the video game Postal 2, as they both have similar faces and haircuts, clothing, (They both wear long brown dusters) and have machine guns.
- He may also be based on the Tenth Doctor from the famous show Doctor Who (Similar clothing).