Climb stairs! Menace the dad from 'That 70's Show'! Shoot scouts in the ♥♥♥♥! Hide your windows, there's a new non-copyright infringing cybernetic sheriff in town!
— Dead'er Alive publicity blurb
The Dead'er Alive is a community-created cosmetic item for the Engineer. It removes the default Engineer hardhat and replaces his skull and neck with cybernetic prostheses manufactured by Frontier Industries. The prostheses have team-colored lights on either side of the head, a vent with the class emblem and OSHA-compliant warning tape, and robotic jaw joints and ears, all held together by metallic plating and wire hoops around the head.
The Dead'er Alive was contributed to the Steam Workshop.
October 28, 2015 Patch (Scream Fortress 2015)
- The Dead'er Alive was added to the game.
- This item is a reference to the movie Robocop, in which the main character is killed and reanimated as a cyborg, with much of his body replaced with robotic prostheses.
- "Dead'er Alive" references the line said by the main character Alex J. Murphy: "Dead or alive, you're coming with me."
The referenced prostheses seen on Alex J. Murphy in Robocop.