In a famous series of experiments conducted by FVA scientists in 1972, zombies who had their spinal cords severed regained the ability to walk within 24 hours. Dopamine/Endorphins: The smell and taste of living flesh trigger a large release of these adrenaline-like neurotransmitters into the zombie brain.
Ocular close-up of an early-stage zombieSight: Due to degradation of the lens and cornea, zombies suffer from severe myopia. Like bad apples, zombies mostly rot from the outside in, because their surface tissues receive the least blood flow and the most exposure to environmental trauma.
Skin: Starting off pale and ashen, decay sets in shortly after transformation, becoming more jaundiced over the course of a week as liver function degrades. Gradually consumed by open sores, the skin turns dark and leathery before sloughing off completely.
Yes, zombies are stiff-limbed and slow, and they move along at a shuffle rather than a sprint; but they are also very powerful, with a vice-like grip and jaws that can bite through metal. Skeletal System: Important modifications occur to the zombie jaw: extra bone is deposited on the lower mandible to form an attachment point for larger chewing muscles.
Teeth: Although early-stagers are smart enough to use heavy objects (or the pavement) to shatter skulls, older zombies are much less savvy in their eating habits. Unfortunately, zombie teeth are not adapted to the powerful forces exerted on them by the jaw, causing them to crack and fall out.
The ears, lips, nose and eyelids are rotting away; loss of skin, teeth, hair, nails, fingers and toes. Body is emaciated, with large areas of exposed muscle and bone; loss of facial features, breasts, genitals and likely limbs.
The French astrologer, whose real name was Michel de Nostredame, made a series of predictions in his book Les Prophecies in 1555. “And in an exalted place some great evils to occur: Sad concepts will come to harm each one, Temporal dignified, the Mass to succeed.
Nostradamus infamously predicted the Great Fire of London (Image: GETTY)As such, over the course of hundreds of years, at least a few are bound to come into fruition with the meaning of the philosophers' words interpreted differently after the event took place. This is one of the greatest fears of humanity, inspired by a bulk of Hollywood movies, and scientists do believe a zombie outbreak could happen.
While it would be impossible to believe the dead would rise and feed on the living, experts do think that a parasite could affect the brain or a virus could evolve. Already it is believed half of humans around the world have a dormant version of the parasite on their brains in the form of harmless cysts.
Beware of Toxoplasma Gandhi (Image: GETTY)A study from several years ago from the University of California revealed the parasite is more powerful than previously thought. Wendy Ingham, who was involved in the study, said the team tested the parasite on mice which were ultimately unfazed by the presence of a predator once infected.
In “World War Z,” the time between being bitten by a zombie to being reborn as a sprinting, snapping shock troop of the undead yourself is less than 15 seconds. “That offers the possibility for incredible spread within a defined community,” said Jonathan Gentleman, head of the infectious-diseases division at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
A scene from “World War Z” proves his point (mild spoilers ahead): A zombie ends up locked in the closet on an international flight. The zombie virus can get on a plane to Europe, but because it spreads so fast and so lethally, it’s going to have trouble getting off.
There’s a reason the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a whole page on Zombie Preparedness but nothing on Dracula. That’s why Anne Schubert doesn’t stay up nights fretting over zombies.
Schubert, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, has worked on meningitis in West Africa, disease surveillance in South Africa and severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, in China. The terrifying diseases, she said, tend to have three qualities: first, a host population that isn’t immune; second, the capacity to spread rapidly; third, severity.
But that’s enormous across a society.” Had its death rate been 100 percent, by contrast, the flu would’ve been stopped in its tracks. And for all the advances of modern medicine, influenza would have an enormous advantage today: Modern air travel means that a flu that begins the morning in Nairobi can end the day in New Jersey.
If globalization is influenza’s ally, the ability to rapidly disseminate information is its mortal enemy. The quicker the world knows what disease is coming, the faster resources can be mobilized and behavior can be changed to stop it.
This is where reality and “World War Z” -- the book this time, not the movie -- converge. SARS caught the world unprepared in 2002 because authorities in China, where it first appeared, covered it up.
They’re real models now.” Their responsiveness and transparency were tested in February when a new strain of avian flu was found in China. Schubert said that this time the Chinese did everything right: They alerted the World Health Organization, sequenced the genome and released the results, and mounted a massive effort to locate infections.
Hey guys, first post here, was just wondering that since I've repacked up the game SI CE about a month ago I noticed how some zombies act blind “, and it had me wondering of whether anyone has considered a run where the zombies have extraordinary hearing and about an average sense of smell but are absolutely blind. As for other settings I'm unsure but to be honest I've never gone longer than a 20-day run because I usually die by that point, so I was wondering if anyone had already tried this before.
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They make up for this loss of intelligence in sheer numbers, as the state of 'Zombie ism' is almost always contagious, and spread virtually, at a devastating cost to their surrounding society. The Generic Zombie, is a person who has been killed and reanimated by a pathogen, often, but not always due to a virus.
They may not be as immediately threatening as Runners, but they tend to attack in groups, and have astounding durability which makes them a major threat to humans. These walkers are carnivores and the only type of meat they will eat is blue brain.
There facial features are practically identical to the average walker apart from skin tone. This ability separates them (in dealing with them, and in classification) so much, that leading minds disagree whether they should even be considered Zombies at all.
Fast Infected quickly gain ground on survivors and bring them down, attacking them in a frenzied manner. Some theorists propose runners are newly-made zombies that have not begun the process of decaying yet, and therefore still have most human capabilities.
Runners are technically living infected but are still a form of zombies (though the distinction is thought by many (whom?) What they gain in speed and fervor over their slower cousins, they lose in durability, as they can be killed by wounds to the chest, bleeding out, thirst, starvation, or even the infection itself.
Fast Zombies can be found in the works of World War Z (i.e., the film adaptation, not the original novel), Dawn of the Dead (2004), 28 Days Later, REC 2, the hit video game series Left 4 Dead, Day Z, Zombie land, Z Nation, and many others. Voodoo Zombies are the resurrected dead by a witch doctor who are forced to do the bidding of the resurrect or.
Under rare circumstances, their condition may be curable, unlike the vast majority of Zombies. Additionally, his works not only catapulted the concept of zombies into modern consciousness but also defined the term as we use it today. These Zombies are slow, unintelligent, react to light and sound, harbor an insatiable hunger for living flesh, and are killed by having their brain destroyed.
The virus then travels quickly throughout the body, reaching all major organs, central nervous system, and brain. The body then goes through a protracted state of shock, followed by a slow and painful onset of mortification and necrosis.
And so the host impulsively searches for food. The source of nutrition required by the virus, action A and beta B, can only be found in warm blood and meat. A metaphorical walking disease locker (As noted from renown Zombie combatant Marlon from Black Ops II), these types of zombies may be saturated in poisonous liquids, filled with disease-carrying insects, infected by a virus (A plague or viral illness.
While some poisons are not skin absorbed, a survivor encountering this classification of Zombie should take extreme caution with engaging in close combat or even disposing of the bodies. It is recommended that one should wear protective clothing covering eyes, mouth, and nose and wield a long-handled weapon, such as a fire axe or some form of spear.
Should one get the substance in question on their person, it is recommended that the residue/insect be removed from the body as soon as possible, as prolonged contact could lead to an insect bite or infection through absorption. If the Zombie is infected by a germ, then it is recommended that survivors wear a hazmat suit.
Also known as Halves, Chopped, and Ankle Biters, Crawlers are a well known and very annoying type of Zombie. Crawlers are completely disabled in their lower bodies and cannot walk or run like other types of undead.
Crawlers must support their upper torso with their arms and must crawl along on the ground slowly to move to their desired destination. Screamers rarely engage in direct combat, but rather make an ear-piercing wail that can attract the attention of other nearby zombies.
Although not dangerous on their own, survivors should silence them as soon as possible, otherwise, they will continue to attract zombies and make them vulnerable to attack. Bodies are what a zombie becomes when most of the flesh has rotted from the initial corpse, leaving only heavily blackened, necrotic skin and limited tendons.
They are the final stage of modification and often do absolutely nothing unless a human or zombie gains their attention through interaction. They have no eyes but would seem to have a form of echolocation; a deep humming can often be heard in their presence.
They are not clumsy or shambling, but slow and deliberate in their actions unless motivated to move more quickly. They most typically reside in large Zombie nests, like airports or shopping centers, and don't tend to have much motivation to leave.
Vomit tends not to do any damage, its primary function is to infect if it is not dealt with quickly. A popular theory is that the Zombie's brain has degraded so far that it stepped back on the evolutionary chain, reducing them to unnatural locomotion.
This movement shakes and jerks their heads around, making them harder to hit with a ballistic weapon. This also increases their speed, making them faster than standard Walkers, but slower than Runners.
Due to their lowered profile, they may be harder to spot in tall grass and dark environments, and due to their reduced intelligence, even below a walker's, they attack anything living on sight, be it an Animal or a Human. They help human zombies spread the disease, and more intelligent undead may keep them a pets and mounts.
Since their type widely varies, they have abilities akin to their living form, as well as the typical zombie powers. Sitters are types of undead that have the ability to launch toxic and caustic liquid out of their mouths to hit unsuspecting targets.
The most dangerous part about a Sitter is that they have the capability to perform a ranged attack, which is something that not a lot of other types of zombies can do. They can also make a distinguishable gurgling sound and may have their acid dripping out of their mouths if it is in excess.
The safest way to battle a Sitter, as well as any type of zombie for that matter, is to snipe it from a far-away position so that it doesn't have the chance to retaliate. It's best to abstain from fighting at close range with Sitters, since they will undoubtedly have the opportunity to lob a nasty pile of acid right into the face of their attacker.
Most Explorers have a build-up of explosive gas in their digestive tract, due to the constant decay of flesh and other body parts. Explorers are especially dangerous at close range because of their ability to send infectious materials and bone fragments in all directions when it's their time to go.
In Dead Island, however, Explorers are very distinct, being quite bloated and covered with methane filled blisters. Once that happened, if touched they would instantly burst, sending withered internal organs and mushy fat oozing out of its body.
Often seen in Left 4 Dead, these zombies are mutated (possibly through steroids or a bodybuilding regiment during life) and are strong enough to throw cars and even rip chunks of concrete out of the ground to kill survivors. If one decides to battle these zombies, proceed with either powerful or automatic firearms because they will take them out faster.
Similar zombies called Rams are featured in Dead Island, as extremely muscular zombies who have been restrained in straightjackets and bite restraint by World Health Organization and Australian military personnel before exhibiting symptoms. They can range from bloated, fat zombies, to body-armored former police, to entirely different, yet similarly-protected creatures, and generally serve as meat shields, whether intentionally or not, for the horde.
In Dead Island, reanimated police in body armor can be found in many locations. Their immunity from fire-based attacks makes the usage of flamethrowers and Molotov cocktails ineffective and useless when killing off these zombies.
Rapid partial decomposition (which induced intensified rotting stench, also a potent zombie weapon), then a sudden halt in the process (for durability). Small hand wounds on the zombie continue to stay fairly moist, making their grasp almost as efficient of an infecting method as their bite.
Rapid transformation after bodily fluid contact (from a matter of seconds to a few hours maximum). The term zombie has various alternate meanings, one notable one being a conformist, a follower, a lemming, or someone who operates at a very low level of alertness and tact (Like people who are always using technology like their mobile phone, and missing what's going on around them).
Zombies of Science are reanimated through a means that can be partially (or superficially) explained by an existing scientific concept. They furiously and relentlessly pursue non-infected persons demonstrating notable speed and agility combined with complete disregard for self-preservation.
The infection itself transforms the host from a healthy being to a full-fledged undead in 12 seconds, though the incubation period may vary with reports of it taking 10-15 minutes for persons to turn. These zombies are may be true “undead” rather than just “infected” living persons, the disease killing then reanimating the hosts.
They howl, growl, and scream and demonstrate uncoordinated movements when not in relentless pursuit of prey. Codices zombies known as the “infected” are human victims of a strain of Ophiocordyceps unilateralism, a parasitic fungus that affects insects, changing their behavior in ways intended to foster the spread of the disease.
When the host is initially infected from a bite or inhalation of spores, they have days or hours before the first symptoms set in. At this point the victims still appear fully human but have diminished eyesight as the fungus begins to grow in the ocular cavity.
Runners demonstrate jerky, uncoordinated movement and mutter or scream gibberish. As the disease progresses, the fungus begins growing into more parts of the body, especially the head, by this point, the victim is half blind, and begins using echolocation to find its victims, this one is particularly known for stalking their prey, hence their name, Stalkers, being the fastest of the four, they are able to spot a human before a runner even has the chance, although they are extremely rare.
In stage three, the victim begins growing more of the fungus, eventually becoming blind, these are known as 'clickers' as the sound they make when using echolocation, these clickers are very strong, as their limits have been reduced to nothing, when angered, it will begin screeching and flailing its arms while running at the target, they are known for being able to overpower physically fit adults. In stage four of the disease results in the body being covered in fungal growths, expanding the host's mass thus turning them into a “bloater”.
In stage five, the Bloater becomes a “Shambles”, a bloater-like Infected that sprays acidic spores onto its victims. Provided that their radioactivity doesn't wreak havoc on their ability to function, they are one of the deadliest members of the undead that a survivor could face.
They can carry their radioactivity with them wherever they go and contaminate water sources, cultivatable land, and even humans and animals that come in contact with them. Their aura of death will not affect them, but can be spread to different places, depending on where the zombie wanders off to.
It is highly advised to stay away from suspected areas where radioactive zombies could be. If killed, they could also leave a puddle of radioactive liquid behind, so it's generally better if you take them out from afar.
The novel, Valley of Death Zombie Trailer Park, chronicles events after an accident at Beaumont Biochemical. When the corpse reanimates it's a traditional slow walker that carries a viral component that later will be named after the biochemical plant manager that started the whole mess- KECK.
When regular people are infected with the Keck virus, within a brief span of time, they become the fast type of zombie. Zack Snyder's popular Dawn of the Dead remake includes fast zombies that are quite dead and still require the requisite headshot to put down for good as in the George Romero original film of the same name.
The human zombies in Resident Evil follow an evolution line which is listed bellow: Lockers: Is the final evolution of a zombie as the Crimson Head “evolves” into a faster and more deadly predator.
They lose the ability to see, but instead they gain a sensitive sense of hearing and to walk on walls (like a bug). This special mix of Ut opium was only available on the boat party sponsored by Max Roger.
3) Bodily fluids: this includes consuming blood of an infected person, change of saliva or sexual relationships (even wearing condoms) The visions and the adoption of character traits stop as soon as the brain is isn't in the stomach anymore.
The only difference in their behavior is, like already stated above, that they take on character traits of the brain they ate, and they also consume much more pepper than normal humans, due to the fact that they can barely feel the taste of anything that they could feel while 100 % alive. Teenage delinquent Angel Crawford lives with her redneck father in the swamps of southern Louisiana.
She's a high school dropout, addicted to drugs and alcohol, and has a police record a mile long. But when she's made into a zombie after a car crash, her addictions disappear, except for her all-consuming need to stay “alive”.
While not actually labelled zombies, those creatures depicted in the film and book I Am Legend live in hives in dark buildings. They resemble vampires in the way of having acute senses, considering that strong smells hurt them and are hurt by light, have increased strength and dexterity, and react to aggression in a manner very similar to zombies.
According to recent reports, their origin was a humanly engineered virus mutated in order to find a cure for cancer. These are zombies infected by the or “Mercer” virus created and researched by the Center Corporation in the game series.
The virus also can mutate hosts with specific genetic sequences to create “runners” or unofficially, “Prototypes”; Infected humans that are able to absorb biomass and use it to morph their body to suit their needs, such as Alex Mercer and James Heller. This “Hive Mind” can be controlled by the aforementioned Prototypes no “call” infected creatures (most notably hunter-classed, hydra-classes, and a few others).
There seems to be very little protection from the virus as in Black watch (a military group similar to Alpha Squads) members were infected by gas that turned them into Evolved (Infected with powers similar to Heller and Mercer but less powerful) and Zombies even with Gas Masks on. In if you have a specific DLC pack, you can use the “Viral Injector Grenade Launcher” to create Zombies and cause chaos, even in areas where there is no infection.
Their disembodied forms are rarely shown, notable examples being when the evil was put in the “world of the flesh”. The Force and Dead ite are connected via hive-mind and support the fact that they are multiple in large but unknown numbers.
Zombies in DOOM are not created through infection; rather an exclusive result of demonic reanimation. They fall under the Armed Zombie category; in both classic and new DOOM games, they are characterized by their use of firepower against the player.
In classic DOOM, zombies appear to be fairly unintelligent; they will walk around, occasionally stopping to fire off shots against the player, and utilize items such as handguns, shotguns, and even chain guns. In the DOOM reboot, they are the product of a Lazarus Wave; imbued by Argent Energy, they remain active in an undead state.
In fact, this can be spread to most if not all the zombies in the film, as they show reasoning skills. Also, in Resident Evil they show the scientist's test subject proving that zombies (in those movies) can intellectually remember how to use the things that normal people can also use.
One should never assume a zombie to be intelligent unless there is overwhelming evidence in support of this idea. Countless zombie victims owe their demise to hesitation when they wrongly perceive that some vestige of their transformed loved one remains.
Their tactical competence widely varies- most Armed Zombies shamble with the rest of the horde, occasionally stopping to take wild potshots from the hip, never aimed, and may be easily def eatable with the simple expedient of waiting until their firearm is out of ammo. Others are more dangerous; those with some retained tactical skill are often a nightmare to fight, as they will move in groups or even “squads” of sorts, and exercise basic tactics such as taking cover or firing more steady, aimed shots.
The most intelligent armed zombies in fiction are a match for a human soldier- in this case, it is nearly impossible to fight one in an open confrontation, and the best choice is to simply disengage or totally avoid them. The manga was serialized in Romansh's Beats Shnen Magazine between December 2009 and September 2014 and compiled in eleven Rangoon volumes.
An anime television adaptation by Studio Been aired in Japan from April 5 to June 28, 2012. Following the death of his pet cat, Baby, he attempts to revive it using an old manuscript, which describes the process of creating a potion for resurrection.
At this time, he encounters a girl named REA Sanka, who has run away from home. In an attempt to commit suicide, she drinks a sample of the “resurrection” potion which is created from the poisonous Hydrangea macrophyte flower, although this fails to kill her.
While they tend to lack any intelligence, their size and strength make them an extremely deadly opponent, they may also throw heavy objects at human survivors. Rot and Ruin Zombies are unique, in the fact that they not only reanimate through infection by bite, all humans that die after First Night, or the initial outbreak reanimate as living dead, regardless of any contact with an existing Zombie.
Attracted by noise, light, and movement, Rot and Ruin Zombies will chase and bite all forms of life, be it human or squirrel, however only appear to be interested in consuming human flesh. Zombies appear to have little to no brain activity, being rarely to open doors, or use weapons except in extraordinarily rare cases where freshly turned Zombies will pick up sticks or rocks to use as weapons.
A mutated form of the Reaper Plague makes faster and smarter zombies that can use weapons, run, and open doors. After a certain point, Rot and Ruin Zombies stop decaying, and will not consume corpses that are already dead.
This awful smelling liquid called Catherine can be sprinkled on clothing and hair to help prevent Zombie attacks. If a healthy human is about to die (I.e. gunshots, cuts, and other things), then take Archangel, they also will not re-animate.
This doesn't mean that humans are completely safe, though, as they will still run through light if needed. Tear ducts are dry, so crying is not and option, claws in the fingers and toes, teeth that need to be filed back regularly, so they don't fill the entire mouth.
After the first 4 weeks or so of revitalizing they can form basic words and are required to have their tongue at the bottom of their mouths when speaking to avoid biting the damn thing off. They are given the nickname “angels” and are being recruited to fight against an evil clown and his mutant army, known as Mr Dowling.
However, throughout the series they begin to display characteristics that they are no longer 'classic' zombies and are (at first) healing and then evolving. Some are witnessed scoping down to drink water from puddles, others are shown to be healing from the decomposition they endured.
Investigations carried out by the characters in the series show that the zombies digestive tracts have begun working again, they show signs of a primitive thought pattern, and the zombies actively seek out shelter during cold weather or rain. They begin to communicate again- albeit at a very basic level, consisting mainly of grunts, growls and pointing.
1) Big Bastard shows tactical thinking-- being able to plan ambushes and remember faces of people who have 'harmed' him. Before being put down she regained the power of speech and was able to recognize, and utter the name of, her husband.
There was speculation among the survivors whether this was due to the vocalization she made or whether the theorized mutation of her brain led her to have some level of telepathic link to other infected. They are bodies that were prepared by the efforts of Dr. Hogback and revived by the shadows of Gecko Mariah.
These zombies, even though they all have a disbelieved appearance, they all have human personality, except for those who received animal shadows, instead. The newly created zombies will all have personality of the owner of their given shadow, being capable even of betraying their master at first and giving the watcher many comic comments, but as the time passes, traits of such personality disappears, making them totally loyal to their creator.
Human zombies will have gray skin, while non-human zombies may vary on their skin color, such as oar being red and the Cerberus having blue and yellow color, due to the fact that his body was made by the bodies of two dogs and a fox. They can all be killed by consuming salt, and their shadows will return to their respective owners, no matter how far or close they are.
Persons who regained their stolen shadows may have some brief memories of his zombies, such as when Lola had the feeling of already knowing Name when they never met actually. The victim lies dead on the floor and rises upon being affected by a lightning straight from the sky.
The protagonists from the game can also be turned into zombies, but their attacks consists on puking a giant blood geyser that destroys everything on its path. They are also unaffected by the attacks of the Borden's Army, but can die if entering in contact again with the bodily fluids of a zombie.
They have gray skin and an almost invisible or no eye iris at all, making them blind and having to count on their audition to find their preys. Ar summoned by the juts:Earth Release Resurrection Technique: Corpse Soil.
Partially: The will behave like any zombie: no intelligence, physical prowess or juts us. They will also be reduced to dust if the summoner is defeated or undo the juts.
There is a wide variation on their appearance, varying between mummies, vampires, ghosts, skeletons or revived corpses. While it's unlikely you'll find a regular z sleeping, those that do will usually retain some basic motor functions.
Head crabs hosts are still conscious despite the fact their body is severely damaged, which a human normally wouldn't survive. Hosts controlled by generic head crabs have elongated, deformed fingers that have been mutated into claws and have an open rib cage with exposed organs, broken ribs and seemingly missing breastbone.
Its torso is extremely misshapen, and it appears to have external tumors on it's back and shoulders. The genome is also able to bite with its vertical maw chest, as its ribs were misshapen to the point they are now sharp and could puncture human skin.
Its abdominal muscles and flesh are torn apart, exposing its organs, and it's spinal cord. Each hand has a missing thumb and pinky, while the rest of the fingers are deformed claws.
The poisonous head crab is venomous, hence the name, and injects neurotoxin upon biting its victim. Hosts of poisonous head crabs are severely bloated and swollen, which causes for their skin to be purplish red toned.
Combines malfunctioning radio causes for them to often say Combine codes and quotes randomly. The player might take serious damage, but the combine will kill itself off due to the explosion.
Euro sky Low-Emission Infectious Disease, otherwise known as LID, is an affliction which mutates any living organism that has been exposed to Collapse Fluid (CF) Radiation. Elias will be attracted by any noises and movement which is not produced by the infected, and they tend to attack everything but one of them.
Their muscle level seems to be enhanced and a few of them will turn into giant creature called Smasher. They seem to retain some kind of muscle memory, as soldiers who turned into Elias will sometimes aimlessly but haphazardly firing their rifle.
Tests conducted on an LID Boar revealed that 9 mm bullets were ineffectual and 5.56 mm caliber ammunition posed little threat to the hardened hide. It could be estimated that by the time of 2060s, hundreds of millions of Elias are still wandering on earth.