- "People not been very good to me. Not like Snowflake. Snowflake my friend."
- —Theodore Smith, on Snowflake
Theodore "Ted" Smith is a psychopath in Dead Rising 2, appearing in the unannounced mission Fresh Meat. He reappears in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record with the same role. He is a mentally unstable tiger tamer, who keeps his tigress Snowflake with him and feeds her survivors.
Snowflake Boss Battle
After the zombie outbreak, Ted devotes himself to feeding "fresh meat" to Snowflake, one of the Yucatan's Bengal tigers. Mocked his whole life because of his weight and low intelligence, he considers the tigers he trains to be his only friends, and becomes extremely angry if he believes someone is making fun of him, especially if it’s his size or his intelligence.
As Chuck enters the Yucatan Casino he will spot a survivor named Lenny Mooney, however the man quickly takes off while Ted brands Chuck as "fresh meat" and knocks him unconscious. He will then drag Chuck to Snowflake. Chuck tells him that he will find fresh meat for Snowflake and tries to calm him down. He tells him to take it "Nice and slow", which Ted interprets as being called "slow", most likely believing Chuck is describing him as being slow moving, as in fat or as being slow-witted, as in unintelligent. Whichever it may be, this enrages Ted, who tells Snowflake to eat Chuck, prompting a fight. After he is defeated, he will crawl to a statue and then calls out to Snowflake to eat him as his dying wish, before succumbing to his wounds.
Ted is a rather easy opponent, much more so compared to his companion, Snowflake. He only has two weapons, one being a Handgun, and the other being a Fire Axe that he may or may not pick up during the battle. Typically, he will start the battle moving towards Chuck, predominantly trying to punch at him, and will rely primarily on Melee attacks for most of the battle, providing quite a range of possibilities for defeating him. Quick weapons, such as the Knife Gloves, are effective against Ted for their speed and power, though heavy weapons like the Defiler are also rather effective. The Driller will stunlock and kill Ted rather quickly so you don't have to worry about Snowflake. If Chuck has trouble fending off the double threat from Snowflake, retreating into Baron Von Brathaus, across from Snowflake's habitat will separate the two, as Snowflake cannot enter this area.
Systematically wearing Ted down with typical attacks and run-and-gun maneuvers work well, though Snowflake is another story altogether.
Another very easy strategy (even without DLC and being level 1 in single player) is to simply pick up the Fire Axe near where you start the fight and quickly run up to him and whack at him a couple of times. Do it quick enough and Snowflake won't return in time to help him.
- Snowflake will remain alive even after Ted is killed, and must either be tamed or killed herself to be able to rescue Lenny Mooney.
- If Chuck tames Snowflake before killing Ted, Ted will continue to attack Chuck. Unfortunately, Snowflake will ignore him.
- When Ted is killed like this, the cutscene will trigger, and after it the game continues normally. Also, Snowflake will NOT defect.
- Ted's psychopath music is Narrow Escape by Celldweller.
- Both Ted and the survivor Lenny Mooney are references to the mentally challenged Lennie Small from Of Mice and Men.
- There is another survivor in Fortune City with the same surname as Ted, Cinda Smith. However, as "Smith" is the most common surname in the United States, it is unknown if there is a relation between the two characters, despite the fact they both worked within the Yucatan Casino.
- Ted seems to have the AI of a defected survivor, as in most weapons will do considerable damage and zombies can grab him. As well, having Snowflake attack him in Off the Record does not count for the Tiger Tamer Achievement.
- During the fight, it's possible for Ted to be pinned down by Snowflake, just as she would with the player.
- If Ted loses health, it'll be fully restored once you exit and re-enter the area.
- Players usually don't class Ted as a psychopath and is just mentally challenged.
- Ted shares a similar face model with Dean Wayne, a survivor in the Americana Casino.
- The Laser Sword (Gems and Flashlight) can kill him in seconds.
- He resembles the famous boxer Butterbean in some players opinion.
- He also vaguely resembles the Mechanic from Zeno Clash, both of them being bald and counting on melee fighting even though Ted can also use his handgun from a distance.
- He also resembles Sidney Pen (aka The Fat Man) from Mafia 2.
- He also resembles Gol from the film, Cemetary Man.
- Ted has one of the saddest endings along with Cliff Hudso's ending, both of them being unfortunate victims of the outbreak.
- It is unknown if Snowflake actually eats Ted's body since all psychopath's bodies in DR2 disappear when the cutscene is over.
- Ted is similar to Paul Carson in the fact that they both become angry because they were treated badly by others and want revenge.
- He is also similar to Larry Chiang, since both of them think that zombie's meat is spoiled meat and human meat is fresh meat.
- He is even similar to Darlene Fleischermacher and Jherii Gallo, since both can be easily angered if called a certain name.
- In Dead Rising 2: Off the Record you can take a picture of his body for Brutality points, because like everybody's bodies it stays on the floor until you exit the casino.
- Ted shares his first name with a psychopath from Dead Rising 3, Theodore Lagerfeld Jr..
- He is one of the four psychopaths that have been discovered by unmarked missions, the other three are Snowflake, Cletus and the Convicts.
- He might be an employee of Baron Von Brathaus, given that a whiteboard mentions that an employee has been caught feeding Snowflake leftovers.
- 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 the only psychopaths in the franchise who can be indirectly killed by another, different psychopath.