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How do you define a Zombie?

Posted Nov 23, '12 at 9:30pm

Gamer_Cale

Gamer_Cale

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Ok this is something that gets to me sometimes and its how people define zombies and vampires because IMO I define a zombie as someone who has the uncontrollable urge to eat flesh this doesn't apply to cannibals because they choose to eat flesh.

I was wondering how everyone else defines a zombie because there is often arguments about this and if films like 28 days later classes as a zombie film or not let me know what you think.

 

Posted Nov 23, '12 at 10:27pm

daleks

daleks

3,177 posts

A zombie is a reanimated being(was dead and now is alive). That is what I define as a zombie. Your classic zombie would be slow and eat brains. Then you have zombies that are just like humans but they want your brains. There are also lots of other types of zombies that have been made. I am a classic zombie fan though.

 

Posted Nov 23, '12 at 11:00pm

R2D21999

R2D21999

8,090 posts

There are many ways to define a zombie. Here's one way, a undead creature risen from the dead that craves for flesh, when a zombie has bitten a person that person will also become a zombie.

 

Posted Nov 23, '12 at 11:42pm

Katnip28

Katnip28

21 posts

something or someone that died but can still move and still has the need to eat (flesh or typically brains)

 

Posted Nov 23, '12 at 11:52pm

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,971 posts

Zombie
4: A tall drink typically made with several kinds of rum, citrus juice, and often apricot liquor.
   -dictionary.com

jk

I'd go with 'one who moves or behaves autonomically without consciousness' to include the 28 Days Later kind, but that can also include people who sleepwalk or take bath salts.

A zombie is a reanimated being(was dead and now is alive).

Technically, that includes people who got resuscitated.

I define a zombie as someone who has the uncontrollable urge to eat flesh

You might want to include what type of flesh, otherwise it counts animal meat.

 

Posted Nov 24, '12 at 12:08am

Jacen96

Jacen96

2,147 posts

A zombie is a reanimated being

Applying the star wars story, the body isn't even alive, the virus is using the body as a vehicle, driving it with its will. The virus attacks the host when it senses it has the needed advantage to win the fight with the antibodies (up until that point it avoids antibodies and reproduces silently), and after killing the host, it is able to sense when their are enough infected to defeat those who are still alive (I think this applies only to the airborne strain, which cannot be stopped by any biological containment processes, and the only living left are those immune to the airborne strain, and those vaccinated (these people can still be infected by bites)). Zombies are able to use any technology, including star fighters and blasters, and have a steep learning curve. However, if infected by the airborne strain, they die as soon as they are removed from the source of the infection. (i.e. in an infection aboard a star destroyer, the zombies died when they tried to leave in fighters, chasing after Han, Chewie and Friends)

Zombies, by my definition, are anyone who has been reanimated by a virus and has an urge to devour the flesh of those who are still living (even if it provides no nutritional value.)

~~~Darth Caedus

 

Posted Nov 24, '12 at 12:42am

pickpocket

pickpocket

3,322 posts

From websters dictionary.
Zombie-twilight fans

 

Posted Nov 24, '12 at 12:47am

pickpocket

pickpocket

3,322 posts

Just saw this

being(was dead and now is alive).

I'm pretty sure that Jesus wasn't a zombie.

 

Posted Nov 24, '12 at 12:59am

R2D21999

R2D21999

8,090 posts

Zombie-twilight fans

There were zombies in Twilight?

 

Posted Nov 24, '12 at 1:02am

Jacen96

Jacen96

2,147 posts

I'm pretty sure that Jesus wasn't a zombie.

What about Lazarus, and the Centurion's daughter (I think she had a name), and . . .

There were zombies in Twilight?

I think what he is saying is that fans of Twilight are ZOMBIES.

~~~Darth Caedus

 
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