(Covers information from Anderson's universe)
"I got the power.
The Sniper was a S.T.A.R.S. member who served as his team's lookout. While he spent his time covering his team in the Westwood Theatre below, killing zombies, he was unable to kill the Nemesis, whom he shot four times in the chest.
Angered, the man stood up to reload, but froze when the Nemesis aimed his rocket launcher at him. He turned and tried to get away, as a rocket blew up the roof, killing him.
- Paul W.S. Anderson's idea for Sniper came from the scene with the rednecks shooting zombies in Dawn of the Dead (1978). Sniper, like the rednecks, enjoyed the situation and enjoyed killing zombies.