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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.

Fresh Meat[]

Main article: Fresh Meat

When Chuck Greene/Frank West arrives at the Yucatan, he is captured by Ted, 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 refuses the proposal, deeming zombies as "spoiled meat".

When Chuck/Frank tries to calm Ted down, he uses the word "slow" which 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. 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.

After Ted is killed, Chuck/Frank has the option to kill Snowflake, or tame the tigress to bring back to the Safe House.

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.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Snowflake may charge at Ted and pin him down just as she would with Chuck/Frank. This is extremely rare though.[citation needed]
  • 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.
  • 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 the security room.
  • 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. However, tigers can live to be around 8-10 and a few years after, so it is also likely that Snowflake died of old age.
  • 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.
  • Since Snowflake and Ted only appear on the first day of the outbreak and disappear from the rest of the game when TK'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.[citation needed]
  • 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 5 achievements in Dead Rising 2, including "Skill to Survive", "Father of the Month", "Father of the Year", as well as "Hero of Fortune City". In Dead Rising Off the Record, she is required for the "Tiger Tamer" achievement.
  • Occasionally, the clip of Snowflake being tamed will repeat for no apparent reason. This, however, can be skipped regardless of the loop.
  • Snowflake may have been based on Montacore, the white tiger who attacked Roy Horn during the Siegfried and Roy show at The Mirage casino in Las Vegas.
    • 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.


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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