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"I couldn't save him...I tried so hard. Maybe someone else could have... I'm such a failure."
—Sven after failing to save Tim Duggan

Sven Blaaborg is a survivor in Dead Rising 2. He is found in One Little Duck Bingo during the mission Code Blue. He is a paramedic who is doing his best to help the victims of the zombie outbreak.

He reappears in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record with the same role, though he is found in an alleyway on the Silver Strip.

Code Blue[]

Main article: Code Blue

Dead Rising 2[]

Sven is found in the One Little Duck Bingo hall, where he is trying to resuscitate a dying man, Tim Duggan. However, he fails to do so and Tim dies under his care. After Chuck Greene arrives, Sven admits that he knew he had failed to save Tim and rebukes himself for being unable to do so. Chuck tells him that there are other survivors in the Safe House who may require his medical expertise, and Sven agrees to follow him back. Although he states that he might not be helpful, but his medical supplies might.

After being brought back to the Safe House, Sven gives Chuck a dose of Zombrex for his use.

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record[]

In Off the Record, Sven has dragged an injured Tim into an alleyway on the Silver Strip where he tries to save his life. However, Tim dies and Sven is distraught. Frank West is able to convince Sven to follow him as there are other survivors in the Safe House who need help.

Demand and Supply[]

Main article: Demand and Supply

Later, Sven asks Chuck/Frank to bring him a bottle of whiskey or vodka for him to treat wounds. After he is given the liquor, he drinks it and rewards Chuck/Frank with an additional dose of Zombrex.

Sandbox Mode[]

Main article: Sandbox Mode

Sven will spawn at the Arena armed with a tomahawk. Once defeated, he will drop his weapon and $10,000.


  • Sven is one of the most valuable survivors in the game to save, if not the most valuable, as he will provide 2 Zombrex's if both of his missions are completed.
    • Sven and Richard Kelly are the only 2 survivors in both Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record that provide Zombrex upon being rescued, but Sven is the only survivor that can give 2 instead.
  • Sven will laugh if he sees you kill a looter.
  • It is recommended to save Sven and fulfill his request if you plan on saving Jared Davis and giving him another Zombrex the next day.


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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