Contender is a Rare Character that can be found and recruited via an Event. She is depicted as a tough, black haired woman in a Boxer's outfit, complete with head guard.

When Contender joins the party her Strength, Fitness and Attitude stats are revealed. Her Strength starts at 4, while her Fitness and Attitude start at 6. She has a +3 bonus to Fitness, making her effective Fitness 9. In addition, she always starts with 0 Shooting.

Contender has a total health of 5, but is unable to pick up any weapons as she will only use her boxing gloves.

Encounter Text

Upon Encounter

The group checks out an abandoned boxing gym and finds a woman there in full boxing gear. She is wailing on a punching bag with blistering speed. Her responses in conversation are all non-sequitur, random sayings about boxing.

Upon Recruiting

Contender punches her gloves together. Time for some road training!

If Party is full

Contender gets pretty agitated about everyone crowding her to ask her to join. She unleashes a big uppercut right to [Random Character]'s chin. Yeah, that's a real knockout punch! The team wonders if they should make room for the boxer...

[Character] -1 Health (non-lethal)
Choice to leave Contender behind or boot someone out to make room

Special Abilities

Contender's unique weapon, the boxing gloves, can kill most Zombies in 1 or 2 hits. In addition to her high damage basic attack, she also utilizes a special ability called "Uppercut" which causes her to fling an uppercut that can hit multiple zombies knocking them over, dealing more damage, but has a longer cooldown. When under player control, the Uppercut is accessed via the 'Swap' key.


  • She may be based on Little Mac from the Punch-Out!! video games, as evidenced by a quote about losing a fight to 'Glass-Jaw Joe', a possible reference to Glass Joe from the same series.
  • She is possibly based on the character Rocky from the Rocky Movies.
  • Sometimes, in a mission, she quotes different boxers, like Muhammad Ali's infamous line, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."
    • If Contender is indeed based on Rocky, that means there are two characters based on roles played by actor Sylvester Stallone, the other being Rambeux.
  • Her name is set to "Champ" in the O*P*P lobby.
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