Francis is a large tattooed biker dude and one of the survivors in Left 4 Dead. It is speculated that Francis' face was modeled after the lead developer of Left 4 Dead, Mike Booth. Francis also has the Lambda symbol from Valve's Half Life franchise shaved into his hair as well as being known for hating almost everything.
The following is an official description of Francis written by Valve.
"Cocky, loud, and pretty sure he's indestructible, Francis acts like the zombie apocalypse is the world's biggest bar fight. When the virus hit, everybody else stockpiled food and looked for a place to hide. Francis found a gun and had some fun. No cops, no laws, no order—if it wasn't for all the zombies, he could almost get used to life like this."
Francis's head appears in the Steam version of Mevo and the Grooveriders.
Things Francis Hates
According to the Left 4 Dead wiki, Francis hates the following:
- The Army
- Ayn Rand
- Boat People
- Boat Lawyer
- Electric Fences
- Latest issues
- Small Towns
Things Francis Doesn't Hate
- Francis is part of a biker gang called "Hell's Legion."
- Francis' preferred weapon is the Pump Shotgun.
- Francis, Louis, and Ellis share the belief that the Infected are actually vampires or at least that vampires, too, do in fact exist. This could be due to some Infected bodies being found with bite marks on their necks.
- Francis has tattoos of the Star of Chaos from Warhammer and Jesse James (not from Warhammer).
- It is hinted that Francis may have known Nick previous to the outbreak.
- Francis totally wants Rochelle.
In the Cold Stream announcement Valve revealed that Francis will appear as a skin in the XBLA version of Minecraft.