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Can The Zombies In Walking Dead Climb Stairs

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Daniel Brown
• Thursday, 24 December, 2020
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I would think stairs would require a level of motor skills that zombies just don't have. Maybe they can crawl over a couple of stairs but they'd definitely trip and hit the floor face down.

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Wow, my survive the zombie apocalypse fantasies have just gotten a lot simpler. It seems like the first one to reach the stairs would trip and try to crawl up if the impact didn't take out its head. But I feel like a horde would wind up blockading the stairs with a mass of uncoordinated bodies pretty quickly.

Simon Egg had penned an article about this, I think I read it around the time the Dawn remake had hit. Never liked the concept of runners or fancy-shmancy mutations.

Shit, you get a bad flu, you can barely walk straight. I miss the days when they were just an inconvenience, rather than an end of the world type of deal. The Saving Noted remake is my far, because when Barbara realizes they can beat them is such a good moment IMO.

Do corpses stop rotting when they turn into zombies ? You start stretching things and a lot of it just don't hold up, you hold on long enough and the heat of summer or the cold of winter would wreck their carcasses.

Just pretend it's a very uneven rocky slope. If a zombie has enough motor skills to propel itself and rip the living apart I cannot fathom how they cannot climb stairs.

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Depends on how fresh the corpse, rigor? Obviously will depend on the type, but I imagine that even if they trip, they could drag themselves upstairs.

Yeah, I rewatched it a while ago, and it really reminded me of the RE4 villagers. I'd say they'd probably fall while trying and then crawl to the top of them slowly but surely, like babies as said previously.

Maybe your weak ass zombie scan 't climb upstairs Mine would be blazing up and down the stairwell I would think stairs would require a level of motor skills that zombies just don't have.

Maybe they can crawl over a couple of stairs but they'd definitely trip and hit the floor face down. If enough zombies try they'll form a climbable stair themselves.

Then you run into the problem of having zombies stacking on top of each other to go upstairs. Ladders on the other hand..... No, going up and down stairs is a pretty heavy load for the legs, and they can barely walk.

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They'd stumble and fall, but they'll eventually make it up those stairs Yes the body is sort of dead, but the thing is that some parts of their body are being kept alive to sustain the propagation of whatever made then undead.

The infection, whatever it is, maintains certain parts of the body alive so that it kind of works. Maybe it's not capable of controlling the whole body, so some parts are rotting.

Things like skin are not important so yeah the nerve endings at the surface of the skin are probably dead, but muscles inside and maybe some inner organs like lungs and heart are probably working at half speed or something. In the speaking with the Los Angeles Times, “The WalkingDead” ‘s executive producer Glen Marmara takes us behind-the-scenes of AMC’s hit show where he reveals some major discussions the writing team debated.

One of the funniest concerns a zombie and a ladder (sounds like the blonde and lightbulb joke). “ I wrote a scene in which a zombie climbed a ladder and everybody told me I was an idiot because zombie scan ’t do that, said Marmara joking a bit in response, I was, like, if I wrote it down it happens.

More interestingly, they had a debate about Carl (played by Chandler Riggs). They didn’t want the viewers to end up hating him: We had a debate about the young boy, Carl.

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And he’s walking through the woods and finds a zombie trapped in the mud, and he starts doing what any Huck Finn would do and starts throwing rocks at the monster. Marmara explains that killing a major character (spoilers) is important to the impact of the show.

We need to have a mean character because otherwise it’s going to feel like … you’ve got these scary zombies but nobody’s getting killed by them. So we decided to kill Jeff Demand’s character, Dale.

Lastly, I enjoyed reading Marmara’s perspective on what the show is about. It’s sort of a makeshift family where after this social crisis, you can imagine your family and neighbors and people you meet in your town being stuck together and trying to figure out how to survive, and who do you trust.

” Sounds like they took some inspirations from George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. Producer on Southbound, the V/H/S trilogy, SiREN, Under the Bed, and A Horrible Way to Die.

When Patrick follows Karen from the shower area, he is distracted by a cough and goes to another cell where he chomps the neck of mustache guy. In the morning, the cell block is over run and our heroes must reclaim the area.

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Rick asks, “Are we clear down here?” There are about four walkers dead on the ground and Ryan Samuel's in the cell with Carol.

Daryl, Glenn, and Rick go up the flight of steps to check the second floor. Daryl sees a brunette dead at the top of the landing.

Rick stabs someone in their cell... second floor. We then have Charlie, locked in his cell, who Rick stabs... second floor.

Do you think this is part of the theory that walkers are becoming smarter or evolving somehow? Walkers climbed stairs while chasing after Shane at the high school as well.

One also followed Hershel up the steps in episode five of the third season. Case closed, I guess. Edit: I just realized to get to Merle in Atlanta, the walkers had to climb the stairs leading up to the roof.

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It seems that walkers can go up and downs stairs (as has been pointed out and proven) but not ladders, which makes sense. Ladders require a lot more coordination than simply stepping up.

That one walker in season one looked like he was about to climb a ladder after the great tank escape of season one. But I prefer to forget all about walker behavior from the first 3 or 4 episodes.

Was on the 2nd floor, and he rigged an axe at the top of the stairs, in case a walker managed to get past the welcome mat. Rick and Glenn were covered in zombie guts, and it started to rain. The zombies were chasing them, they climbed a fence and then 1-2 zombies climbed over after them.

Was on the 2nd floor, and he rigged an axe at the top of the stairs, in case a walker managed to get past the welcome mat. Morgan's wife turning the doorknob and looking like she knew where she was.

Walkers climbed stairs while chasing after Shane at the high school as well. One also followed Hershel up the steps in episode five of the third season.

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Edit: I just realized to get to Merle in Atlanta, the walkers had to climb the stairs leading up to the roof. Would be quite a boring show if you could be safe from them by just going upstairs somewhere.

Was on the 2nd floor, and he rigged an axe at the top of the stairs, in case a walker managed to get past the welcome mat. I assumed some of those traps, like the axe, were for other people.

I wonder why Patrick went up the stairs when there were fresh victims downstairs. Like in the house in the past episode, that zombie that fell down the stairs at carol, in the preview, I knew someone was in the room because it's strange a walker would be upstairs. But with any animal, if it sees prey, it chases it.

Location The Isle of Misfit Toys I hate to be a wet blanket, but it has always seemed to me the walkers can do anything that is convenient to make the story work.

“Kiss your Mother goodnight, and remember that God saves.” I hate to be a wet blanket, but it has always seemed to me the walkers can do anything that is convenient to make the story work.

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Sometimes they are shown to prefer fresh moving prey over a corpse they are currently eating. But when Daryl arrived at the scene where he found combined Merle, it was only Merle noticing Daryl while all other zombies kept on munching on the other corpses, despite Daryl heavily crying while stabbing Merle over and over.

And in season 1, when Glenn and Rick climbed the ladder, it seemed one walker was attempting to follow them. It did not show whether the walker would succeed if they kept looking down as they continued over the roofs of other buildings.

Makes it all the more fun to pick apart inconsistencies. Hell, so many people have run the show in a few short seasons that I find it all highly entertaining.

Not that it's ever terrifying, just a little edgier when they can do more than stumble around slack jawed and try to gnaw on anything within reach.

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