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    Juliet Starling
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (JP - Xbox 360), Eri Kitamura (JP - PS3), Tara Strong (EN)

Our protagonist, a cheerleader from San Romero High School who doubles as a professional zombie hunter. In the process, she embodies everything fun about The Ditz and The Tease. Juliet wakes up on her 18th birthday to find her school overrun with zombies. With her chainsaw, the support of her zombie-hunting family, and the still-living severed head of her boyfriend Nick, she sets out to stop the zombie apocalypse from totally ruining her birthday.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Her biker outfit.
  • Action Girl: You'd have to be to battle hordes of the undead.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Right before slicing Nick's head off, and again before his Heroic Sacrifice to defeat Killabilly.
  • Badass Adorable: Isn't she just the most adorable zombie-slaying badass ever? Hilariously enough, she claims to have killed her very first zombie with a sharpened baby rattle.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Courtesy of the cheerleader outfit she's wearing.
  • BFG: "Chainsaw Blaster!"
  • Big Sister Instinct: One area focuses on her saving Rosalind from Josey. She also chases after her in the previous stage.
  • Big Sister Worship: She absolutely adores her older sister, Cordelia.
  • Blood Knight: Sure she's a good person, but damn does she like killing things. Killing zombies give her "total wood" and she thinks it's fun to kill her friends now that they're zombies. She's also killed plenty of non-zombie supernatural creatures including Sasquatches, leprechauns and Frankenberries. That bit of cheerful bloodthirstiness tends to run in all the Starling sisters.
  • Buffy Speak: "Wow. Dumbest, most explodiest birthday cake ever!" Rather fitting, considering the many similarities between Juliet and Buffy. Career-wise, that is.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Her inane babbling in no way diminishes her zombie-hunting prowess.
  • Calling Your Attacks: "Chainsaw Blaster!" "Chainsaw Dash!"
  • Cameo: Makes one in Killer Is Dead. In Episode 51 (a DLC chapter), if the player breaks open a barrel on a ledge that's shaking, Juliet leaps out and jumps away to the sound made in her own game when she uses her Big Jump move.
  • Chainsaw Good: Her favorite way to slay zombies is with a magical chainsaw that she always carries.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: She has a tendency to go off on very odd tangents, and has a short attention span.
  • Compliment Fishing: She loves being told that she's not fat. Therefore, she frequently calls herself fat so that people will tell her otherwise.
  • Dance Battler: She employs her cheerleading skills in her zombie massacres.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: Justified, more or less, since she's fighting in a cheerleader outfit.
  • Ditzy Genius: She's knowledgeable in all things zombie-related, is an accomplished necromancer and is highly adaptable to extreme environments.note . She's also, well, a ditz.
  • Dumb Blonde: Played with. Despite having the stereotypical personality of one, she actually gets good grades and is more than capable of handling herself in combat. See the above trope.
  • Genki Girl: Even in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, it is impossible to keep Juliet upset for long.
  • Girlish Pigtails: As you can probably tell by looking at her hair, she's rather girly.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: She has a favorite stuffed toy rabbit, which she is seen cuddling in the intro. One of her extra costumes is modeled after the same rabbit.
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak:
  • Goofy Print Underwear: She tells Nick that she is wearing her special zombie-hunting underwear, which, according to her training, is cotton panties with teddy bears or hearts on them.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Juliet is a genuinely kind person who wants to keep as many people safe as she can. Even Swan, but he is unfortunately beyond her help.
  • Hidden Depths: She may think it's totally cool that she has a severed head for a boyfriend, but if her Dream Sequence at the start of stage 3 is to be believed, she fears that he'd rather become a zombie than continue living as just a head.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Towards Nick. She's happy that he's not dead and is quick to proclaim her love for him, but never gets it through to her head that he has plenty of good reasons to feel miserable. Also towards Swan before she started going out with Nick. She doesn't remember doing anything bad to Swan that prompted him to start the Zombie Apocalypse. It is even suggested that they had never spoken to each other.
  • Jiggle Physics: Shots that focus on her chest show her to be... bouncy.
  • A Love to Dismember: With Nick's head, the twist being that he's still alive.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Nick didn't start off brooding and depressed, but once he became a head, life lost a lot of zing for him. That's when Juliet reveals she's actually a zombie hunter and starts showing what she's truly like. Then her perkiness goes into overdrive to the point where, at late stage 5 or 6, he says he's finding it hard to stay miserable hanging around her.
  • Martial Arts and Crafts: Juliet utilizes her cheerleading chops as a branching series of quick, light, set-up combos.
  • Ms. Fanservice: A just-turned-18-year-old hot blonde girl in a cheerleader outfit? You better believe it.
  • Mini Dress Of Power: She usually fights in her cheerleader uniform.
  • Nice Girl: It's pretty much safe to say that she's an all-around friendly person.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Killing all five Dark Purveyors only ended up completing Swan's ritual and summoning Killabilly. That, and Swan disliking her choice of boyfriends.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Juliet can, on occasion, show a surprising interest in many of the horrors she comes across. Of course, since her entire family is made of zombie hunters, she's probably used to it.
  • One-Man Army: While her family helps, Juliet does much of the grunt work of stopping the apocalypse alone.
  • Plucky Girl: She's a Grasshopper Manufacture protagonist in the same vein as Travis Touchdown or Garcia Fucking Hotspur. Just a girl instead.
  • The Pollyanna: Manages to wear a smile even when slaughtering zombies.
  • She-Fu: All the time. Justified by her being a cheerleader; she naturally has to stay in shape to remain good at it.
  • Stripperific: Her normal and alternate cheerleader outfits are pretty skimpy. You can also have Juliet tear through the walking dead wearing naught but a bikini, one of them a seashell bikini.
  • Sweet Tooth: For lollipops, which also restore her health.
  • Swiss Army Weapon: It's a chainsaw! It's a cell phone! It's a grenade launcher, self-propelled rocket engine, or pair of pom-poms!
  • The Tease: Either because of or resulting in the Third-Person Seductress.
  • The Tee Totaler: Doesn't do drugs (space cake or otherwise), never watched porn and is very good at keeping boys out of her body. It was suggested that she's, at least, on second base with Nick though.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Lollipops, as the name implies. Nick's birthday gift to her is even a bouquet of lollipops.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Can use wrestling moves like take-downs, hurricanranas and the drop kick.

    Nick Carlyle
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (JP), Michael Rosenbaum (EN)

Juliet's boyfriend. 18 years old. After he gets bitten by a zombie, Juliet decapitates him in a desperate attempt to keep him from turning. His still-living head is kept on Juliet's person to give her emotional support whenever he's not lamenting his current situation. He can also take control of headless zombies for a short while thanks to Juliet's magic.

  • Audience Surrogate: Juliet had been keeping the whole "zombie hunter" thing a secret from him at the game's opening. As he learns about the way it works, so does the player.
  • Badass Normal: Pre-beheading, it's implied that he took down an entire group of zombies by himself. This is without any of Juliet's athleticism or knowledge of how to stop them.
  • Book Dumb: He's pretty sharp, all things considered, but his grades kind of suck. For the record, his GPA is a 2.7. Juliet has a 3.4. However, one throwaway line in stage 1 states that he is in Calculus, so zig-zagged.
  • Butt-Monkey: He takes quite a bit of abuse over the course of the game and can never seem to catch a break.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Apparently one of his hobbies. It's no longer an issue once the game starts.
  • Deadpan Snarker: After the initial shock of everything wears off, Nick settles firmly into being very snarky about the whole situation. He eventually stops questioning the absurdity of it all.
  • Death Seeker: He openly requests Cordelia to put a bullet in his head at one point during stage 5.
  • Despair Event Horizon: During stage 5. He snaps out of it eventually.
  • Disabled Snarker: He was reduced to a still-living head after Juliet beheaded him in a desperate attempt to save him from zombification. Quite a few of his quips are at his own expense.
  • Equippable Ally: Juliet wears his head on her waist like a keychain.
  • Fate Worse than Death: He certainly regards his predicament as a living, bodyless head as this.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He allows his head to be attached to Swan's decapitated body in order to destroy Killabilly.
  • Giving Up on Logic: By the time they get to Lewis, Nick has simply stopped caring about all the weirdness he's seen.
    "Sure. Giant robot elephant. Doesn't even faze me anymore."
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He expresses jealousy towards zombies on occasion:
    "That zombie just looked at your butt! I saw it!"
  • Hidden Depths: A fan of My Chemical Romance. (This doubles as an in-joke, since MCR and Mindless Self Indulgence, whose lead singer composed the boss themes, are closely connected.)
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: Says this verbatim at the start of stage 5 once the pressure of losing his body starts to get to him.
  • Losing Your Head: Well, everything except that, thanks to Juliet's magic.
  • Magic Knight: Whenever Juliet slaps him onto a zombie body, he's both really strong and uses really powerful magic.
  • Noodle Incident: He was apparently once drugged by a priest named Father O'Malley.
  • Only Sane Man: He's the only one on Juliet's journey who knows absolutely nothing about the zombies. His suggestions, meaningful or otherwise, all get brushed aside.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: Once he is resurrected with his head permanently attached to Morikawa's body due to a cosmic mix-up (not that he minds).
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Often calls out Juliet during stage 5 for not respecting his wishes and treating him like an accessory.

Starling Family and Friends

    Cordelia Starling 
Voiced by: Mayumi Asano (JP), Linda Cardellini (EN)

Juliet's big sister. 20 years old. A real crack shot with a sniper rifle. When she's not hunting zombies, she's a professional assassin, although Juliet thinks she's being scouted by universities.

    Rosalind Starling 
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (JP), Kimberly Brooks (EN)

Juliet's little sister. 16 years old. Obsessed with driving vehicles of every sort, but lacks the expertise.

    Gideon Starling, a.k.a. "Dad" 
Voiced by: Joji Nakata (JP), Gregg Henry (EN)

Juliet's dad and head of the zombie-hunting family business. 44 years old.

  • Disney Death: He seemingly dies while performing a Heroic Sacrifice to blow a hole in Killabilly's face. The ending cutscene reveals that he survived.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: "Favorite Weapon: His own G.D. fists."
  • Happily Married: He's unable to keep his hands off of his wife, if Juliet's introductory montage means anything.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He destroys Killabilly's face with a bundle of dynamite, appearing to die in the ensuing explosion. Fortunately, he lives, albeit at the cost of one of his testicles.
  • In a Single Bound: Is capable of scaling buildings way faster than any human should.
  • Manly Tears: Said to cry any time he sees a dog die on TV. See also Tears of Joy.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Looks an awful lot like Johnny Cash if he was a zombie hunter. Having a southern draw doesn't hurt.
  • Overprotective Dad: It takes him a while until he finally accepts Nick as Juliet's boyfriend.
  • Papa Wolf: Blew up Josie's spaceship once Rosalind was out of trouble, somehow managing to hitch a ride on it as it was flying high above the city, all to save his youngest daughter.
  • Rube Goldberg Hates Your Guts: A heroic example in stage 5. He devises an elaborate Death Trap to kill a horde of zombies in Juliet's way to the church.
  • So Proud of You: He's a very doting father and his pride in Juliet's tactical genius brings him to tears.
  • Stacy's Mom: Is "a total DILF" according to Juliet's friends.
  • Tears of Joy: When he learns that Juliet is a tactical genius.

    Elizabeth Starling, a.k.a. "Mom" 
Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Vanessa Marshall (EN)

Juliet's mom. She refers to herself as the mother of the "infamous Starling sisters."

  • And Then John Was a Zombie: In the bad ending.
  • Happily Married: Her marriage with Gideon is portrayed as purely loving, except in the bad ending.
  • The Voice: Aside from a few photos in the opening sequence, the cellphone calls to Juliet and the post-credits scene, you pretty much only ever hear her voice throughout the game.
  • Weirdness Censor: She is completely unaware of her family's duties as zombie hunters. This comes to a brutal and tragic end during the bad ending when she herself becomes a zombie and presumably eats her grief struck family.

    Junji Morikawa a.k.a. "Sensei" 
Voiced by: Bin Shimada (JP), Bruce Locke (EN)

Juliet's sensei in the art of zombie-slaying.


Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (JP), Sean Gunn (EN)

The main antagonist. 18 years old. A goth student from San Romero High School who opens a portal to Rotten World and infests Earth with zombies to get even with the people who made his life a living hell.

  • All Love Is Unrequited: Subverted, as he never actually professed his attraction to Juliet, his crush. Came to think this because of her and Nick's relationship.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Implied to be the reason he fell in love with Juliet, since she was polite to him and didn't contribute to the bullying.
  • Big Bad: He's responsible for the Zombie Apocalypse that drives the game's plot.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Ought to make this his catchphrase.
  • Dark Is Evil: Swan wins absolutely no points for subtlety in this regard with his very dark clothes and pitch-black hair.
  • Deadpan Snarker: "What, you didn't have time to clean out your locker, Juliet?"
  • Deal with the Devil: He summons the Dark Purveyors for the sole purpose of unleashing a Zombie Apocalypse and making everyone suffer.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He starts a Zombie Apocalypse because he was bullied in school and rejected by Juliet in his eyes. It is strongly implied that he had never even spoken to her prior to his ritual.
  • Dog-Kicking Excuse: Swan starts the Zombie Apocalypse due to him being bullied and his unrequited crush on Juliet being denied when she gets together with Nick. However, the fact that he specifically orders the zombies under his control to attack everyone on the planet, rather than only those who bullied him, or even only Nick, suggests that his Freudian Excuse is just that: an excuse.
  • Emo Teen: He even practices making broody faces in the mirror, as stated on his title card.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Subverted. While dealing the the Dark Purveyors is not a wise decision in any way, it's NOT how he dies, surprisingly, despite the Dark Purveyors thinking he's a punk.
  • Evil Is Petty: Seriously. While being bullied at school is no laughing matter, opening a rift to your world's afterlife and causing a massive zombie apocalypse and aiming it at the entire world just to get even is a little much.
  • Freudian Excuse: Swan was a victim of bullying, and from what we see in the flashback cutscenes, he genuinely did have it pretty rough in school. Eventually deconstructed when what pushes him into villainy was seeing Juliet, whom he began crushing on for being nice to him, dating Nick. In his eyes, both the bullying and Juliet's 'betrayal' justified his revenge scheme of having the world being overtaken by zombies, but it makes him come across as petty and unsympathetic.
  • A God Am I: Part of his ritual involves him declaring himself the god of the realm of Earth to the Dark Purveyors.
  • Goth: He looks the part, but given his angsty attitude, he leans more towards the emo side of the scale.
  • Kansas City Shuffle: While he was counting on Juliet to kill the Purveyors to complete his plan, it really didn't matter what happened in the long run as long as Juliet and his schoolmates suffered.
  • Loners Are Freaks: The school loner without any known friends, and the game's main villain who brings about a zombie apocalypse just to make the people he doesn't like suffer.
  • Losing Your Head: Self-inflicted by shooting himself with Lewis Legend's guitar gun. Apparently done as part of the ritual to summon Killabilly.
  • Love Makes You Evil: He's partly motivated by his crush on Juliet, but the scale of his plan alone prevents this from making him sympathetic.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: "Your eternal screams of horror will be MY pop music!" (spoken by Swan as he sacrifices himself as part of the ritual to summon Killabilly)
  • Mad Bomber: Part of his plan to open the portal to Rotten World involves placing at least a few truckfuls of explosives inside the school.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Since the ritual culminates in his suicide, his entire plan could be considered his "swan song", especially when you consider all the musical references of the Dark Purveyors.
    • Another theory is that his name is based off the story of the ugly duckling who grew up to be a beautiful swan. It suggests that his life would've been better had he not focused on revenge.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Being bullied in school has led him to believe that the entire world is rotten, and drives him to attempt to destroy it.
  • Not Good with Rejection: He triggered a Zombie Apocalypse because he took Juliet dating Nick as rejection. It's made a point that he's so bad with rejection, that he's not good with a rejection that exists entirely within his head.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Deconstructed. He developed a crush on Juliet because she was the only student in their school who didn't bully him. Yet he never once made a move in actually talking to her, only watching her from afar while she lives her own life, being totally unaware of him. The final straw for his sanity was learning Juliet started dating Nick, which he saw as a rejection of him, pushing him into full-blown misanthropic villainy and driving him to unleash a Zombie Apocalypse just to hurt everyone who wronged him, including Juliet. It's made clear that had he actively tried to befriend Juliet instead of pursuing revenge, the game's events would've never happened and his life would've been much better off.
  • Self-Serving Memory: Given that he thinks Juliet rejected him by dating Nick. The flashbacks are mostly him watching Juliet from afar and not even talking to her, and she's totally unaware of him since she's busy with her own life.
  • Stalker with a Crush: Was this for Juliet. When he felt like she rejected him by dating Nick, he snapped and enacted his revenge on her and the rest of humanity.
  • Sweet Tooth: His fact sheet reveals his favorite food is Pez candy.
  • Take That!:
    • He's a villain named Swan associated with the supernatural... huh.
    • He could also be seen as a jab to the Emo Teen. He's a melodramatic, pasty-skinned teenager who dresses himself in black, and while school bullying is a very serious issue, he proceeds to use his own suffering as an excuse to summon the Dark Purveyors and make everyone else suffer via Zombie Apocalypse. The fact that he decides to include Juliet, his crush, for something that was entirely in his head doesn't make him sympathetic in the least and instead paints him as being a whiny person who decided to hurt the world out of sheer spite. Even the Dark Purveyors themselves make fun of him when he summons them.
  • The Unfought: Despite being the main antagonist, Swan is never fought as a boss. He kills himself to summon Killabilly, the true final boss.
  • Who's Laughing Now?: Swan's reactions to his whole world being zombified boils down to this, since he thinks he's getting justified revenge on everyone who's wronged him, including Juliet, who he believes rejected his crush by dating Nick.
  • Xanatos Gambit: His ritual is guaranteed to be complete one way or another.

Dark Purveyors

    Dark Purveyors
A group of five powerful zombie rock lords summoned by Swan from Rotten World to spread the Zombie Apocalypse across San Romero.
  • Arc Villain: Each of the Dark Purveyors act as the boss of each stage with Killabilly as the Final Boss. Zed is fought at the end of the main campus, Vikke is at the Stadium, Mariska is at O'Bannon Farm, Josey is at Fulci Fun Center and Lewis at the Cathedral.
  • Co-Dragons: They all answer to Swan equally since he was the one that summoned them, leading the zombie hordes all across San Romero High and willingly allowing themselves to be sacrificed to summon Killabilly.
  • Color-Coded Characters: Their auras are color-coded in the cutscene where Swan summons them. Zed is red, Vikke is blue, Mariska is green, Josey is purple and Lewis is yellow.
  • Evil Is Bigger: A height comparison shows that Zed and Mariska are taller than Juliet, with Juliet coming up to Zed's shoulders, implying this to be the case for all Dark Purveyors. They're also working for Swan in bringing about the Zombie Apocalypse across San Romero For the Evulz.
  • For the Evulz: They all want to unleash Hell on Earth for no other reason than they can. They don't even mind getting killed by Juliet to summon Killabilly, implying that their deaths are only temporary.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: All of them get sliced to pieces by Juliet's big attacks, and she needs to do this multiple times to make it stick.
  • Meaningful Name: "Purveyor" refers to a person or group that spreads or promotes an idea, view, etc. The Dark Purveyors want to spread the Zombie Apocalypse across San Romero so Swan could take revenge against everyone who wronged him.
  • Musical Assassin: They fight exclusively with musical instruments, and are totally themed around genres of music to boot.
  • Ominous Latin Chanting: Whenever one is killed, they say, "Meus Vita, Rege, pro nefario coepto!" This means, "My life, O King, for your evil plan!", foreshadowing that they are dying willingly.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: Sentient, super-powered, and require a powerful ritual to be brought into the human realm.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: They each carry their own themes and personalities, are all Card-Carrying bordering on Laughably Evil and act as Arc Villains, though they are still very much a threat to the world.
  • Revenant Zombie: While all zombies have some level of sentience, the Purveyors are much more powerful, Rotten World's Demon Lords and Archdevils leading the other zombies in a mass invasion of the living world. They each have their own arsenal of weapons and unholy powers, are much more intelligent and are way harder to kill.
  • Teens Are Monsters: They're all 18 years old according to the Zombie Album, meaning they're all teenagers like Juliet despite looking like they could be college students or older. They're all Dark Purveyors working for Swan, having unleashed a zombie apocalypse For the Evulz, and are bosses that Juliet must kill to save San Romero.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Swan. They're even perfectly willing to die for the sake of his goals.
  • Who Needs Their Whole Body?: They keep fighting even after Juliet saws them to pieces. However, they can only take so much before they die.
  • Younger Than They Look: They may be zombie demi-gods, but rather than being centuries old, they're all only 18 even if most of them look like they're in their twenties or thirties.

Voiced by: Shintarō Asanuma (JP), SuneoHair (JP - singing), James Euringer (EN)
The punk rock zombie.
  • Animal Motif: Roosters. Nick insults him by comparing his mohawk to a rooster's comb, Zed also uses his loud voice as a weapon against Juliet, and finally, the second part of his theme sounds like a clucking chicken.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Being a very loud-mouthed punk zombie, he drops these constantly. His introduction has him yelling "PISS OFF!!" and blowing Juliet away, and many of his battle quotes are extremely sexist and shouted at the top of his lungs.
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: His intro card says he enjoys torturing small animals and his portrait has a dead rat in his mouth. Juliet lampshades this.
    Juliet Starling: "'Torturing small animals'?! What kind of whackjob waterboards Chip and Dale? That makes guyliner [Zed] here the most uncoolest dude ever!"
  • Big Word Shout: He can actually weaponize this.
  • Blood Knight: He's enjoying the fight with Juliet a lot more than the other villains.
  • Body Motifs: Hands, his jacket emblem is of a hand Flipping the Bird and he dies with his severed arm presenting his middle finger to the camera. This might symbolize the offensive, rebellious nature of punk rock.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: In a game not shy about its swear words, Zed is an endless stream of profanity. Justified in that he weaponizes this.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Ironically, when Juliet deals the final blow, he screams in genuine pain and fear. But before that...
    Zed: (after pushing himself back together once he's cut in half) YOU THINK THAT HURTS ME?! I JUST JIZZED A LITTLE!
  • Deadly Disc: Can throw red energy disks.
  • Death from Above: One of his more damaging attacks is an overhead strike with his mic.
  • Delinquent Hair: Sports a huge mohawk. Juliet actually has to avoid it.
  • Evil Brit: Zed is based on the punk revolution in Britain, he's dressed like a skinhead, he has Northern pronunciation of "Fucking Face" and says "Nevermind the Ballocks" and "London is calling" in phase 3 of his boss fight in reference to the Sex Pistols. Considering he speaks with an American accent and is voiced by Jimmy Euringer, he may just be faking an accent out of an admiration for the band.
  • Evil Is Bigger: A height comparison shows that he's taller than Juliet, with Juliet coming up to his shoulders. He's also a member of the Dark Purveyors and one of the most foul-mouthed zombies by the standards of the game.
  • Evil Is Hammy: As a character based on the British punk revolution, much of his dialogue consists of loud, curse-laden vocals and screams. He's also a violent member of the Dark Purveyors.
  • Evil Redhead: Has a red mohawk and is one of the Dark Purveyors.
  • Flash Step: Moves fast enough to basically teleport, using it to dodge attacks and confuse the player.
  • Flipping the Bird: During his defeat, his severed hand throws up the middle finger.
  • Guyliner: Nick points out that Zed has multiple piercings and wears makeup as part of his aesthetic.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Wears an open, long, sleeveless leather jacket with a middle finger emblazoned on the back, it's the only thing Nick compliments him on.
    Nick: Nice leather vest. I mean, seriously — it's actually kind of nice.
  • I Am Very British: He speaks with British slang and appears to have some Northern pronunciation for some of his swears. However, he still speaks with an American accent, leading to some questions on his actual nationality.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Uses his mic stand as a staff. Screaming obscenities also becomes a projectile attack for him.
  • Improv Fu: Stated by Morikawa to be the weakest of the Dark Purveyors, but is by no means dumb. He uses his mic as a bludgeon and later a laser blade, and makes it as hard as possible for his enemy to hit him by flash-stepping all over the place and jumping around on speakers. One of his strategies is actually pretty smart: positioning himself on top of a giant speaker, meaning Juliet can't reach him until she saws it down, leaving her wide open to all of his ranged attacks.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Bears a striking resemblance to his English VA. Most likely intentional, as said VA also composed the game's boss themes, including Zed's.
  • Inopportune Voice Cracking: His voice breaks from time to time and his voice is higher-pitched than the other Dark Purveyors.
  • Jerkass: Loud, aggressive, hinted at being sexist and likes to torture small animals.
  • Laser Blade: After Juliet cuts his mic in half, a laser appears where the rest of it used to be when he swings it.
  • Lean and Mean: Zed is very skinny and wears clothes that are too tight for him, which Nick lampshades. He's also loud, aggressive, foul-mouthed, and sexist, and is the first Dark Purveyor that Juliet fights.
  • Le Parkour: Shades of this as he jumps and tumbles to dodge attacks.
  • Magic Hair: Zed's mohawk can create a pair of saw-like blades that chase Juliet, one of the achievements is redirecting these blades back at Zed by diving out of the way before they attack Juliet from behind.
  • No Indoor Voice: Almost every line of his is shouted at maximum volume, keeping with his punk rock aesthetic and fighting style.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Zig-Zagged, Zed is based on the British punk movement, uses British terminology and slang, and dresses like a skinhead/British punk. However, he speaks with an American accent and his use of British slang stem from The Sex Pistol's album "Never Mind the Ballocks". Considering the comedic style of the game, he may just be faking an accent or using the bare minimum of British slang out of admiration for the band.
  • Oh, Crap!: Screams that his wounds "REALLY FUCKING HURT" as Juliet puts him down for good.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: A lot of his dialogue consists of misogynistic slurs at Juliet's expense.
  • Pulling Themselves Together: The first two times he's cut in half.
  • The Quincy Punk: He's a loud, aggressive, foul-mouthed, and sexist zombie who dresses like a British punk and likes torturing small animals. He's also a Dark Purveyor who helped Swan unleash a Zombie Apocalypse for no reason other than because he could. Fittingly, he's voiced by Jimmy Euringer of Mindless Self Indulgence, who's known for his screeching, intense, profanity-laden vocals.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Red mohawk, black and red tartan trousers, black shirt and he is a Dark Purveyor.
  • Red Is Violent: He has a red mohawk, wears black and red tartan trousers, and is covered in blood. He's a loud, aggressive, sexist, and foul-mouthed Purveyor who likes to torture small animals.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: There are very few lines of his dialogue that aren't peppered with obscenities.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Wears a sleeveless leather jacket as part of his design.
  • Starter Villain: He's the first boss, and teaches you that just because Juliet slices a Dark Purveyor into pieces, that doesn't mean the fight's over.
  • Straw Misogynist: Implied, as a lot of his battle quotes are extremely offensive and sexist insults made at Juliet's expense. Fittingly, he gets a Karmic Death by being sawed in half thrice by Juliet while screaming his wounds "REALLY FUCKING HURT".
  • Teeny Weenie: Implied. Nick insults him by saying that his penis must be tiny if Zed is that comfortable wearing clothes that tight.
  • Words Can Break My Bones: Some of the words he shouts turn into giant letters that can hurt you on contact.
  • Wowing Cthulhu: Inverted. He was actually quite impressed by Swan's murderous madness and wanton acts of violence, teamed with the desire to otherwise break, choke and throttle all life on Earth.
    Zed: I think I dig this kid! A real fuckin' headcase!

Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (JP), James Onoda (JP - singing), Michael Rooker (EN)

The viking metal zombie.

  • Actually Pretty Funny: While dying, he laughs at Juliet's quip about Viking brains being good for the complexion.
  • All Animals Are Dogs: Yumil yelps like a dog after being dispatched by Juliet.
  • All Drummers Are Animals: Has a feral appearance, helped by his pet Yumil.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Some of Yumil's hobbies include disemboweling, drinking blood, and... balancing a ball on his nose.
  • An Axe to Grind: Uses a giant two-handed axe that can conduct lightning strikes into the arena.
  • Bears Are Bad News: Wears a still-living bear pelt named Yumil. Upon his defeat, Yumil lunges at Juliet, but she puts it down with a kick.
  • The Brute: Compared to the other bosses, Vikke relies on sheer muscle, giant sweeping attacks, and being able to completely block Juliet's attacks when properly braced.
  • Cephalothorax: In his third phase, his decapitated head turns giant and eats his own dead body.
  • Cool Ship: A Viking ship that flies in a lightning storm.
  • Detachment Combat: After Juliet cuts him in half at the waist, his legs and upper body continue attacking separately.
  • Fat Bastard: Nick even calls him one during his boss fight.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: He speaks Icelandic.
  • Horny Vikings: Tries to act like a Viking berserker, but his weird battle cries (seriously, using "I'm A Little Teapot"?) ruins the image a bit.
  • Live Mink Coat: He wears his pet bear named Yumil, who is very much alive and dangerous. After the fight, Yumil tries to avenge Vikke, but Juliet quickly defeats it with a kick to the head.
  • No Pronunciation Guide: His name is pronounced "Vee-kay", but is often mispronounced as "Vikk" by Let's Players.
  • Prophet Eyes: Sports a pair of white eyes, with the pupils being a barely-visible grey.
  • Shock and Awe: By striking his drums with his sticks, he can produce lightning. Most of his attacks also produce electricity. It's to the extent that Juliet will actually have to dodge lightning bolts as his ship flies over the city.
  • Villainous Breakdown: "Impossible!! I can't be beaten by a little girl! I'm a warrior!"

Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (JP), Shawnee Smith (EN)

The psychedelic zombie.

  • Affably Evil: Mariska is shown to be the least violent of the Dark Purveyors, being a hippie and all. She is still a Dark Purveyor and intent on killing Juliet, but she's just so mellow about it.
  • Attractive Zombie: Downplayed, but she retains some of her good looks in spite of being a zombie, and is quite popular with fans.
  • Bare Your Midriff: She wears a belly top shirt that exposes her midriff. Unfortunately, it exposes her stitches and zombie decay.
  • Boss Banter: Like Zed, she'll talk to Juliet a lot during the fight. Notably, when she's knocked down, she'll go into a fast-paced impassioned speech in a low voice about... something hippie-related.
  • Bubble Gun: Weaponizes bubbles for most of her attacks.
  • Butterfly of Death and Rebirth: Her arena sports this motif, and it actually features in one of her attacks—she will send pink butterfly swarms at Juliet that will slowly do damage until shaken off.
  • Car Fu: Her copies often try to run Juliet over with combines.
  • Dark Chick: She is the sole female of the Dark Purveyors and, due to her taking inspiration from hippie culture and psychedelic rock, the most laid-back out of them.
  • Diagonal Cut: The cut that eventually takes her out.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Acts like this for the entire boss fight, and is completely calm before getting decapitated. Given her theme, she's probably stoned off of her undead ass.
  • Evil Laugh: Actually pulls off a pretty good one, shrieking with laughter whenever she's hit.
  • Evil Smells Bad: Though this may have more to do with being a dirty hippie than simply being evil.
  • Flipping the Bird: Does this once while monologuing.
  • Floating in a Bubble: How she travels. She can also trap Juliet in one.
  • Frankenstein's Monster: Physically resembles this trope, to an extent.
  • Friendly Enemy: "Ah, sister Juliet! And brother Nick!" It's also notable that she never makes misogynistic insults towards Juliet like the other Purveyors do.
    • She doesn't quite qualify for Token Good Teammate, given that she's still trying to kill Juliet and spread the zombie plague for Swan. But she keeps Rosalind out of the fight, and her intro card doesn't list any negative qualities beyond "really bad fashion sense" (the others all had cringe-worthy themes, such as necrophilia, torturing small animals, etc).
  • Giant Hands of Doom: Conjures a giant version of her hand to attack Juliet with.
  • Glasgow Grin: It appears to be stapled shut.
  • Granola Girl: Her association with the O'Bannon farm gives this impression. However, keep in mind that she's a zombie from the game's equivalent of Hell, so she is very much a Horror Hippie.
  • Horror Hippies: She's a villainous zombie New-Age Retro Hippie who works for Swan as a Dark Purveyor. Ironically, the fact that she takes inspiration from the hippie movement means she's the least violent and psychotic of her group.
  • Hydra Problem: Whenever she's cut in half, the two halves each turn into a whole Mariska. She even tears herself in half a second and third time after Juliet does for good measure. Juliet resorts to shooting down the copies.
  • Instrument of Murder: A sitar.
  • Levitating Lotus Position: Constantly floating in this position throughout most of the fight.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: She is capable of performing this in her third stage by rotating her eight clones to throw them.
  • Master of Illusion: Juliet has to wake up from rather terrifying illusions that are the results of Mariska's work.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: Dresses like one, anyway.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: She's modeled after Janis Joplin.
  • Off with Her Head!: How Juliet finishes her off.
  • Pocket Dimension: Pulls Juliet into one for their fight after tricking her... or it's all the drugs talking and the fight is in a drug trip.
  • Psychedelic Rock: This is her theme, and she's even called the Psychedelic Zombie in her intro card.
  • Psychic Powers: She has abilities like teleportation, telekinesis, psychic barriers (which take the form of a bubble), and very powerful illusions.
  • The Smurfette Principle: She's the only female Dark Purveyor. This is largely due to being modeled after Janis Joplin.
  • V-Sign: Being a hippie, she does this a lot. She also flashes the V-Sign as she dies.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: Unlike the other Purveyors, who slowly disintegrate as their fight goes on, Mariska gets more dangerous the further into the fight Juliet gets. Her first form is a joke, but by the second, things get chaotic, with Mariska clones coming after the player in combines and in the smashing cranes from earlier. In her third, all of her clones get health bars rather than being one-hit dummies, she starts generating giant hands to come after the player, and her clones start shooting out missiles by the dozen.
  • When She Smiles: Right before Juliet decapitates her.


Voiced by: Hajime Iijima (JP), ROLLY (JP - singing), Dave Fennoy (EN)

The funk zombie.

  • Auto-Tune: Most of the time. Juliet thinks he's making fun of Stephen Hawking.
  • Borrowin' Samedi: He's a black zombie with skull makeup and wears a top hat decorated with shiny skulls. Unlike his brethren, he spends the outbreak dancing with disco holograms.
  • Disco Dan: Introduces himself with a dance number in a bright disco room, and has a retro 90's feel due to his obsession with old video games.
  • Energy Weapon: He'll blast Juliet with beams of light from his keytar. His UFO in the first phase also has a disco ball installed on the bottom that can emit two beams of colorful light that will follow after her.
  • Everything's Better with Sparkles: Constantly sparkles during his cutscene, somehow.
  • Evil Genius: Displays more intelligence and technical knowledge than his counterparts, being smart enough to exploit Rosalind as a hostage, and relies extensively on advanced technology during his fight.
  • Flying Saucer: Rides one for each phase.
  • Funk: His musical genre, with a odd mix of techno and disco beats mixed in for good measure.
  • Hollywood Voodoo: His design is a cross between this and a funk musician.
  • I Lied: When he said he'd release Rosalind if Juliet beat him.
    Josey: You trusted what I said?! I'm a mother-freakin' zombie!
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Well, just look at him. His outfit is a giant voodoo top hat, a bright pink fur coat, pink boots with heels and a diaper with a star on it. Juliet calls him a pervert almost immediately upon meeting him.
  • Instrument of Murder: A keytar.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: He’s the only Dark Purveyor who doesn’t embody some variation of rock.
  • Nice Hat: A tall top hat with small skulls and bones on it.
  • Oh, Crap!: He has a look of utter horror and can only throw his hands up helplessly before Juliet carves up his flying saucer with him in it.
  • Paid Harem: Has two scantily-clad women on his flying saucer.
  • Precision F-Strike: Notable, because he always replaces the F strike itself with "funk."
    "Funk me..."
  • Reality Warper: Constantly uses an arcade cabinet to change the real world into one of his video games to impede Juliet's progress through his high-rise. His second phase somehow takes place on a U.F.O. flying in space, despite it making no logical sense for this to happen after him and Juliet going through a hole in the ceiling.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Has dark red eyes under that garish face paint.
  • Serious Business: When it comes to video games.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Tosses out pixelated Cartoon Bombs throughout the first phase. He'll either throw them out one at a time from a great height or will lower his UFO to surround himself with a circle of bombs.
  • While Rome Burns: True, he has Rosalind captive in his spaceship. But he spends most of the outbreak partying at the disco.
  • Win to Exit: Can trap people in video games (that resemble retro games like Pong and Pac-Man, but with zombies) that can only be escaped by winning.

    Lewis Legend
Voiced by: Hiroki Tochi (JP), KONTA (JP - singing), Rick D. Wasserman (EN)

The rock and roll zombie.

  • Alliterative Name: Lewis Legend.
  • Animal Motifs: Elephants, as shown by his jacket emblem reading "Elephant Rock" and his mech resembling one. Ironically, elephants usually symbolize the removal of evil and obstacles, while he's one of the Dark Purveyors spreading the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Badass Biker: Comes in on a flaming motorcycle during his introduction, and the first phase of his fight is trying to get him off of the bike so that Juliet can properly slice him up.
  • Badass Driver: After getting his mech's legs chopped off, Lewis makes it grow wheels and starts driving around the arena at high speeds.
  • BFG: His massive guitar is also a machine gun. There's also a number of huge assault weapons on his motorcycle.
  • Blade Lock: During his confrontation with Juliet, he ends up locking his spiked guitar with her chainsaw, emitting Sword Sparks. A cosmic background briefly appears during the lock before they separate.
  • Combat Pragmatist: While Juliet is talking to Swan, Lewis suddenly fires at her from off-screen. After their introductions and banter, he starts shooting as soon as he's finished talking.
  • Cool Bike: With an elephant on the back. He calls it "Ellyphant". It also transforms to become a more hulking and dangerous mech. The bike itself resembles a Harley Davidson Heritage Classic motorcycle.
  • Cruel Elephant: His mech resembles an elephant and he is known to be the most sadistic of The Dark Purveyors.
  • Dark Is Evil: He's the last of the Dark Purveyors to be confronted by Juliet, and he's fought in a dark, underground cathedral. His hair, clothes, and guitar are also black or otherwise dark-colored.
  • Delinquent Hair: Unlike the punk Zed, who sports a mohawk, he sports a greaser's pompadour.
  • The Dragon: The last Dark Purveyor, and the one that Swan kept by his side near the end of the day. Naturally, his status as Swan's Dragon makes him a tough Marathon Boss that takes seven finishers to kill off.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His introduction cutscene has him riding on a flaming elephant-themed motorcycle, shooting at Juliet with his machine-gun guitar in wild abandon. It pegs him as a Hot-Blooded, trigger-happy character who is also the most sadistic of the Dark Purveyors.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Speaks with a raspy, menacing tone of voice.
  • Gatling Good: On his elephant mech.
  • Giving Someone the Pointer Finger: His introduction proper involves him giving Juliet the pointer finger. Even his folder image has him pointing at something.
  • Greaser Delinquents: Being based on Rock & Roll, he appears as a greaser with a pompadour and a traditional leather jacket. He also rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle named "Ellyphant", which can turn into a Mini-Mecha in later boss stages.
  • Guttural Growler: Courtesy of Rick Wasserman. It ironically makes him sound like a Metal singer despite being a greaser whose musical theme is Rock & Roll.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Unlike Zed, who wears a sleeveless leather coat, he wears a leather jacket as part of his greaser getup and Rock & Roll theme.
  • I Call It "Vera": Refers to his elephant mecha as "Ellyphant."
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon: His gun-guitar, as well as his elephant mecha.
  • Instrument of Murder: His electric guitar, which has spikes and a built-in machine gun.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: One of his listed influences is "your screams of agony."
  • Macross Missile Massacre: From his elephant mecha.
  • Marathon Boss: Compared to the other Dark Purveyors who go down in 2-3 finishers, Lewis takes seven finishers to finally bring him down. Even Nick stops being scared, and starts getting annoyed that he's still going.
    Nick: Dude! Black Knight! You got no legs! Stop already!
  • Mini-Mecha: After Juliet trashes his bike, he turns it into a mechanical elephant.
  • Motorcycle Jousting: The first stage ends when Lewis charges at Juliet to swing his guitar at her, but she uses her chainsaw to flip the bike and knock him off.
  • Punny Name: His elephant-themed mecha/bike is called "Ellyphant", and his Animal Motifs involve elephants.
  • Rock & Roll: His musical genre, and he loudly proclaims that "rock and roll is here to stay."
  • Spikes of Villainy: His guitar has spikes on it.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Starts to lose his cool as his battle drags on, going from boasting and taunts to furious screams of denial. Even his attacks become wilder.
  • You Got Spunk: He comments on Juliet's foul-mouthed defiance of Swan while giving her the pointer finger.
    Lewis Legend: Ah, cocky little whore. I like that.

    Killabilly (WARNING: Spoilers!) 


Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (JP), Fred Tatasciore (EN)

The Zombie of Zombies, summoned by Swan after the five Dark Purveyors are sacrificed.

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Easily the single biggest zombie seen in the whole game.
  • Attack Its Weak Point:
    • In the initial battle, his eyes are the weak point.
    • Later, to truly kill him, Juliet must destroy his heart.
  • Big Eater: If his gut isn't any indication, the fact that one of his battle quotes mentions loving cheeseburgers will. Then there's the whole "tries to pick up Juliet and pop her in his mouth like a mint" thing.
  • Car Fu: Throws cars at long range and spawns zombies driving cars up close.
  • Cool Shades: Has a nice pair of Elvis shades... which get trashed during the first phase of the fight (well, you are blasting him in the eyes).
  • Dumb Muscle: He's not too smart; in fact, for Juliet, this is a classic example of having to outsmart a foe you can't outfight. It is kept vague whether or not Swan is in-control of him (since his zombified corpse is its core) or if he's an Almighty Idiot.
  • Eaten Alive: Failing a QTE during his fight leads to him eating Juliet.
  • Elvis Impersonator: Well, if you're fighting musically-themed boss zombies, it's only fitting that they would end on a zombie themed on the King of Rock n' Roll.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: By virtue of being fucking huge.
  • Eye Beams: A Giant Zombie Elvis Impersonator is weird enough that it's not even surprising he's got these.
  • Eye Scream: You have to shoot him in the eyes during the first phase of the fight.
  • Fat Bastard: His propensity for evil is directly proportionate to his hideously bulging gut.
  • Final Boss: Even though Swan is the Big Bad, his plan leads up to Killabilly being the last fight of the game.
  • Fingore: You can cut off his fingers, although he can regrow them.
  • Number of the Beast: He's stated to be 666 years old.
  • Overly Long Tongue: He occasionally uses it to attack and yes, it's exactly as disgusting as you think.
  • Perma-Stubble: His face is covered in a thorny, uneven mullet that crawls down his chin onto his hairy chest.
  • Punny Name: His name is a dark play on "rockabilly".
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Initially sealed away, he can only return to the world of the living when the Dark Purveyors are sacrificed first.
  • Undead Abomination: Killabilly is a massive, god-like entity summoned from Rotten World from the corpses of all zombies slain by "the pawn" (Juliet) and the corpse of the summoner (Swan).
  • Walking Spoiler: He's not brought up prior to the sixth stage of the game, and mentioning anything about him spoils the fact that the Dark Purveyors are willingly dying in battle against Juliet in order to summon him.

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