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— Steven, on vandalism

Steven Chapman is a psychopath appearing in Dead Rising and Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop.

He is the very overprotective manager of Seon's Food & Stuff. He is first encountered in his store during Case 2-3: Medicine Run

Shadow of the North Plaza[]

Main article: Shadow of the North Plaza

In Shadow of the North Plaza, Steven finds David Bailey in the supermarket gathering food. Believing he is a vandal, he opens fire and injures David. When Frank finds him, David shares his story, describing Steven as an insane man for attacking him when he was trying to take some food from Seon's Food & Stuff.

Although Steven is mentioned by David before Case 2-3 comes up, you cannot have an early encounter with Steven before the case file starts.

Case 2-3: Medicine Run[]

Main article: Case 2-3: Medicine Run

Frank encountered Steven when he entered Seon's Food & Stuff in order to obtain medicine for the injured Brad. As he approaches the pharmacy, Steven confronted Frank with a shopping cart reinforced with multiple blades and a pitchfork that held an unconscious Isabela in it. An enraged Steven accused Frank of vandalism and ignored Frank's explanation that he needed medicine. He said that Isabela had also claimed that when she came by to vandalize his store. After declaring that he did not allow vandalism in his store, he attacked Frank.

After Steven was defeated, he cradled a cash register and wondered aloud who will take care of the store when he was gone. He died after wishing Frank a nice day and declaring "Clean up! Register six!" For defeating Steven, Frank is awarded with the Pharmacy Key and the Weapon Cart, which will respawn any time Frank enters Seon's. Also the store will be filled with zombies whenever Frank returns to the area.

Battle Style[]

Steven mainly attacks with his Weapon Cart, but he also wields a shotgun, though he uses it less frequently.

  • Charge: Steven charges towards Frank, damaging him and knocking him over if he does not avoid in time.
  • Spin: When Frank is nearby or Steven has to change directions, he will spin the cart around quickly.
  • Kick: When Frank is behind Steven, he will launch his legs backwards in a kick. This will also propel his cart forward. On occasion, Steven will use this attack to close the distance between him and Frank. This attack is a Photo Op.
  • Shotgun: If Frank is far away or on top of a shelf that Steven cannot reach with his cart, he will pull out his shotgun to shoot at Frank. This attack is capable of knocking Frank to the floor.

Infinity Mode[]

Main article: Infinity Mode

In Infinty Mode, Steven first appears at the Food Court from 3:00:00 to 3:19:00 and is armed with Weapon Cart. In his equipment he carries a Zucchini, a Milk, a Nectar, and two Nailguns. Later Steven appears in Crislip's Home Saloon at the North Plaza from 5:07:00 to 5:19:00 and he carries the same items he had before.


  • The song that plays during his fight is Fly Routine by Hostile Groove.
  • The picture on his name tag on his uniform shows him with a full head of hair, as opposed to how he is balding in the game, suggesting that he either has been working at Seon's for some time before the events of Dead Rising or he may have simply aged prematurely due to the stress of his job.
  • Steven is featured in "Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3" as a card in the game's "Heroes & Heralds" mode.
    • His cart makes an appearance as a Hyper Combo for Frank in Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, only with a generic zombie (and a Servbot head) inside it instead of Isabela, and chainsaws instead of cleavers.
  • Steven shares some similarities to Brent Ernst in Dead Rising 2. Both are very neurotic, being obsessed with their passion (Steven running his store and Brent's love for Louise) and their death scenes share similarities in both of them springing up and shouting out a final line before dying.
  • Steven is also similar to Carl Schliff from the second game - both wield shotguns, being very attached to their jobs and attacking the protagonist for reasons that are related to their jobs. Steven attacked Frank because he believed that Frank was there to vandalize his store and Carl attacked Frank in Off The Record because Frank committed mail fraud, according to Carl.
  • Steven's overall character concept is similar to that of Bill from the 1989 horror film Intruder. Both characters motivations for what they do revolve around their association with a supermarket; while Steven is an overprotective manager that doesn't allow anyone taking the store's supplies, Bill is a murderer who kills both his partner and the supermarket employees as they were going to sell the supermarket that he loves and associates with.
  • It is unknown why specifically he did not immediately kill Isabela since, since as implied by his fight with Frank, he was perfectly willing to kill other "vandals" immediately with-out taking them captive. Although it's possible that he simply wanted to kill Isabela later.
  • In Infinity Mode, Steven and Brock are the only psychopaths who are never seen in their original locations. 
  • He is one of the few psychopaths to have legitimate reasons for their actions; as a store manager, Steven has a stockpile of food and medicine. Such supplies are essential during the outbreak and it seems that Steven has been defending the store from looters, psychopaths, and other survivors since day 1 of the outbreak.