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Simon Merkin is a survivor appearing in Dead Rising 3.

Simon is involved in the side mission In the Cards and can be found on top of the Headshots Gun Store in Ingleton.

Simon is a superstitious man who only makes choices based on what Tarot Cards say. They're the only reason he decided to trust Nick and come with him. He doesn't seem to value his life that much, as when something as minor as him losing his Tarot Cards happens, he loses the will to go on and contemplates suicide. He also has the idea that the world hates him, which he will say if attacked by Nick/Dick.

Simon is also incredibly expressive, as he will typically yell when talking and will talk fast. It's possible that he has ADHD, or he's in a panic from the pressure of the outbreak. Either way, Simon is slightly cowardly, and will panic around zombies. No matter if he's just idling or in a horde of zombies, he'll act very erratic and cartoony.

In the Cards[]

Main article: In the Cards

Simon is found standing on the roof of the Headshots Gun Store during Chapter 2. When approached by Nick Ramos, he pleads for him to find his lost tarot cards. There are 5 cards in total which have been scattered to various locations in Ingleton.

After collecting Simon's cards and returning them to him, he will join Nick's posse. He will be recruitable from the survivor board in the future. 

Stats[]

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

Trivia[]

  • 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, haircuts and clothing (They both wear long brown dusters).
  • He may also be based on the Tenth Doctor from the famous show Doctor Who (Similar clothing).
  • After completing his mission, Simon never mentions tarot cards again.
  • For whatever reason, Simons lenses are completely opaque.
  • Simon has the worst overall stats of any survivor Nick can recruit, although there are survivors with worse attack stats than him.
    • Peter rae's mother, Amanda, actually has worse stats of 1/5 in all 5 categories according to the game's files.

Gallery[]

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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
Psychopaths
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.
Victims
Angel Quijano - Cindy - Clyde - Dan - Lucas - Duncan - Emily - Hank - Mabel Louise - Mel - Nicole White - Peter Rae - Amanda Rae - Pilots - Sonya Paddock
Other
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
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