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"Whoa... good kitty."
—Chuck, upon taming Snowflake.

Snowflake is a tigress, who is both a psychopath and survivor, in Dead Rising 2, appears in the unannounced mission Fresh Meat. She is found in the Yucatan Casino with Ted Smith. She reappears in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record with the same role.

Snowflake Boss Battle[]

When Chuck/Frank arrives at the Yucatan, he is captured by Ted Smith, who has plans on feeding him to Snowflake due to the lack of fresh meat. When Chuck/Frank tries to offer Ted the idea of having Snowflake eat zombies, he denies the proposal, deeming zombies as "spoiled meat".

When Chuck/Frank tries to calm Ted down, he uses the word "slow" that enrages Ted and he has Snowflake attack him. However, Chuck/Frank is able to defeat Ted and tame Snowflake with a few steaks. Once Snowflake is calm, Chuck/Frank can bring her to the safe house.

Taming Snowflake[]

There is an achievement, Skill to Survive, for taming Snowflake.

To tame Snowflake:

  1. Ted needs to be killed first.
  2. Snowflake needs to be dropped and eat three pieces of steak.

Snowflake is a Bengal tigress who is trained to perform shows and tricks in the Yucatan Casino by her master, Ted Smith. Ted has been taking care of Snowflake for a very long time, considering her his only friend. After the outbreak, Ted feeds Snowflake fresh meat whenever possible, claiming that all her food has become rotten, and thus attempts to serve Chuck/Frank to the tigress.

In Fresh Meat, after Ted is killed, Chuck/Frank has the option to kill Snowflake, or tame the tigress to bring back to the Safe House as a gift for Katey.

When saved, Snowflake will stay in the same room as Katey, and can be presented to her as one of the Gifts for Katey.


  • Snowflake's and Ted's boss music is Narrow Escape by Celldweller.
  • Snowflake and Bibi Love are the only two psychopaths that can be saved in Dead Rising 2.
  • At just 3 years old, she is the youngest survivor and psychopath in the Dead Rising series thus far (although 3 years in human years is about 18 years in tiger years). She is also the only non-human in both categories.
  • She is the only cat to physically appear in the Dead Rising series.
  • There are several posters advertising Snowflake around Fortune City
  • Snowflake cannot traverse certain areas of the city, particularly tight passages and maintenance halls. Her ability to always teleport with the player seems to be an effort to account for this.
  • There is a glitch where she can eat a steak more than once. If this occurs, you can take the extra steak(s) for yourself. 
  • In Off the Record, there is also another glitch which may happen, if you accidentally hit Snowflake with a steak. If you leave heading for the Silver Strip, upon returning, The cutscene when you tame her could play. Although you may not have. 
  • In order to rescue Lenny Mooney, a survivor found in the casino with Ted and Snowflake, Snowflake must be dealt with, as in she must be killed or tamed.
  • Snowflake may occasionally stop while being escorted to perform a roar in repetition, as if she were blocked from moving, or unable to navigate through the area. If there is no evidence to why Snowflake stopped, or if the reason why she originally stopped has passed (a crowd of zombies blocking the way have now been slaughtered), the only way of correcting this appears to be attacking Snowflake, resetting her AI routine.
  • No matter how far away Snowflake is, she will go through area zone transitions with Chuck/Frank without being left behind for being too far away. 
  • When arriving to the zone with air vent that leads to the safe house on the Royal Flush Palaza, sometimes Snowflake will stop moving along with you and starts roaring, but since she will go through any zone transitions with Chuck no matter how far she is you can just leave her there and go to the safe house and she WILL be escorted. 
  • Although Snowflake is classified as a psychopath in-game, most players wouldn't truly call her a psychopath, since animals will usually do as their owner says when trained, even if it means attacking people. In Snowflake's case, she was hunting for food and forced to hunt humans out of desperation.
  • In Off the Record, Snowflake is the subject of the achievement/trophy Tiger Tamer, which involves recruiting her and using her to attack a Psychopath. Because it is impossible to return to the Safe House without losing her as a companion (due to her unique fast travel attribute), this can only be achieved by either recruiting her as late as possible, or failing the Case Files (which involves returning to the Safe House to speak with Stacey). With finesse you can have her attack Chuck Greene and still make it back in time for 1-4
  • Any survivors you have with you will attack Snowflake. Bring them back to the safe house or quickly lock them in the maintenance hall nearby if you want to tame Snowflake.
  • Snowflake may charge at Ted and pin him down just as she would with Chuck/Frank. This is extremely rare though. 
  • If Chuck/Frank were to tame Snowflake before killing Ted, she will still be a survivor like normal, although Ted will be hostile to Snowflake and will attack her. 
  • There is an achievement/trophy, Skill to Survive, for taming Snowflake (in reference to the song, "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor). 
  • In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record:
    • Taking a photo of Snowflake eating steak awards up to 1000 Drama PP, enough for Raw Emotion achievement.
    • Frank will shout in a panic "It's a tiger, tiger, tiger, tiger!!!!!" after Ted and Snowflake's intro cutscene.
    • Frank will say "So, you're an orange cat called Snowflake....." after the cutscene that plays after she's tamed. Frank probably thinks that the name would fit if Snowflake was a white tiger. 
    • After you bring her to the safe house, she will not always appear in her location as she does in the original.
  • It is unknown whatever happened (if tamed) to Snowflake or where she is after the events in Dead Rising 2 and before and during the events of Dead Rising 3 since her new owner, Katey (or Annie) ran away and was in Los Perdidos. If she was tamed, she'd be 13 years old by the events of Dead Rising 3. In real life, man-eaters are often killed to prevent any future attacks on humans but relocation is treated as just as valid an option for dealing with them. If Snowflake didn't hunt any survivors, she was most likely rehabilitated and released into the wild or put into captivity.
  • In Off The Record, there is an alternative way of taming Snowflake, which is a rare glitch. In the battle, if you kill Ted then proceed to leave, and come back almost at the expiration time, the cutscene for Snowflake being tamed will play and she will become a survivor.
  • In real life, tigers can't actually be tamed due to their solitary nature preventing them from forming emotional attachments and their overall lack of hierarchy in groups. While tigers are known to attack humans, they only do so due to hunger and desperation. Furthermore, tigers require 10-25 pounds to meat per day to satisfy their hunger. Tigers are also vengeful creatures, hence why Snowflake returns to being a psychopath when she defects from Chuck/Frank's party.
  • Since Snowflake and Ted only appear on the first day of the outbreak and disappear from the rest of the game when T.K's mercenaries arrive. There's a possibility that she and Ted may have been among the few psychopaths in the franchise who can be killed by another, different psychopath. 
  • There is a glitch that allows you to give Snowflake an item, the item would just stay inside her leg partially visible. 
  • If you kill Snowflake before you kill Ted the music will stop, and when you kill Ted it will show the same cutscene as if you killed Ted first. 
  • Snowflake can count towards 4 achievements, in Dead Rising 2, "Skill to survive", "Gifts for Katey", as well as "Hero of fortune city". In Dead Rising Off the Record, she is required for the "Tiger Tamer" achievement. 
  • Snowflake is able to take a large amount of damage and does not get caught up in fights with zombies.
  • Occasionally, the clip of Snowflake being tamed will repeat for no apparent reason. This, however, can be skipped regardless of the loop. 
  • While in Chuck/Frank's party, Snowflake can be feed with meat item to heal.
  • Snowflake may have been based on Montecore, the white tiger who attacked Roy Horn during the Siegfried and Roy show at The Mirage casino in Las Vegas. This game also has two psychopaths who could be seen as parodies of those two.
    • Alternatively, it could be a reference to the Tiger from The Hangover, a 2009 film.
    • It could be referencing both, given Frank's aforementioned line about Snowflake's name an appearance.