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Thomas Ritter
Personality: Father Figure
Location: Ranger Station
Relationships: Lily Ritter, Jacob Ritter
Starting Firearm: None; M1 Garand (DLC)
Starting Melee: Frying Pan; Pipe Bender (DLC)
"Local carpenter, one of the first to help organize survivors. Great with any kind of repairs."

Thomas Ritter is a non-playable survivor in State of Decay but is an unlockable hero in Breakdown. He is a carpenter and the father of Jacob and Lily Ritter.


He is at the Ranger Station on Mt.Tanner with Wendell Higgins and Sheila Brookstone at the beginning of the game. When Marcus Campbell and Ed Jones arrive at the station, he asks them to check the cabins for any survivors. Upon their return to the Ranger Station; Thomas, Wendell, and Sheila are dead and appear to have been mauled. Ed inspects Thomas' body for ID and Thomas reanimates and injures Ed.

It is Thomas' radio, that allows Marcus, Ed, and Maya to make contact with Lily and head towards the Church of the Ascension.



State of Decay: Breakdown

Thomas is called "The Father".


  • Thanks to his Construction skill, Thomas provides additional options at the Workshop (if you have one). His mood also improves whenever you upgrade or build a Workshop. He has no special advantages in combat, but he could still choose any Weapon Specialization if he raised his Fighting and/or Shooting skill first.
  • Thanks to the Leadership skill, the Cheer and Taunt emotes have additional effects for Thomas. Anyone can use the Cheer emote to try to gain Trust with allies and performing the Taunt emote makes enough noise to alert nearby zombies, but when Thomas cheers allies, their combat effectiveness increases for a short while, and when he taunts zombies he can actually draw them away from attacking allies. He’s also better at earning Trust in general and is more effective at resolving problems with community members who have fallen into a bad attitude.[1]
  • Thomas cannot be saved from death


  1. Undead Labs: A Matter of CharacterSection on Thomas Ritter