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There's several possible reasons. Firstly, human mouths are dirty. A bite from a normal human is likely to become infected in many cases even today, when we have over-the-counter disinfectants, bandages, etc on hand in almost all locations. Left untreated, this alone could be fatal. This is unlikely today, in modern society, but not nearly as unlikely if ...


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The military has trained to destroy equipment, buildings, and to kill people. Their first two skills (for example, taking out a radar station) are completely useless. And that third skill, well... they're instructed to shoot "center body mass". That's not going to stop a zombie. Besides, while there are a few psychopaths in the military, most of them are ...


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I suspect that in the Walking Dead universe there are the expected number of zombie children roaming about, we just don't see them in the TV show (I haven't read the comics so I can't comment on those) for a couple of out-of-universe reasons. I imagine working with adult actors is easier than working with child actors. No need for parental consent, less ...


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Getting your grub on, as a zombie, is a competitive sport. And like most competitive sports, the strongest and fastest persist and continue to feed. The zombies in the Walking Dead have not had enough explanation given to their movement, their continued existence or how they retard the destruction of their now barely-living flesh but if we were to consider ...


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There are a few movies that mention the idea - Shaun of the Dead comes to mind first, with the famous "zed word" gag: Ed: Any zombies out there? Shaun: Don't say that! Ed: What? Shaun: That! Ed: What? Shaun: The zed-word. Don't say it! Ed: Why not? Shaun: Because it's ridiculous! Most works of speculative fiction ...


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The number of zombies currently has little to do with the fact the zombies consume the living whenever they get the chance. Not knowing the source of the original event, we are never privy to how many zombies there were initially or how the infection was spread. Since everyone is infected, unless their brains are destroyed, everyone who dies will ...


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"No explanation is offered for this behavior -- indeed, what explanation would suffice?" -- Roger Ebert Logically there must have been a start to it, a Patient Zero, but that start wasn't revealed to us. The characters don't know how it started. Even Dr. Jenner of the CDC, who watched the progression of the contagion from the first reports, and had every ...


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In the comics it is established that everyone already is infected, though the symptoms only show after you "die" unless the brain is damaged too much. This was shown with This also applies to the TV-show:


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Single-serving children don't leave enough corpse to become zombies. In the Walking Dead universe the primary way one becomes a zombie is to be bitten by a zombie and expire from the ensuing infection. The thing is, it was the intent of the zombie that inflicted the bite to eat said individual. One must possess the wherewithal to end one's encounter with ...


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In The Walking Dead universe there are no such things as zombies. They don't exist in the media and fiction of the universe either. At least not before the outbreak. That's why they don't automatically use that word or understand what's happening around them. Robert Kirkman explains this in the second episode of Talking Dead, a companion TV show that ...


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I imagine the most abundant and readily available source of gasoline would be abandoned or parked cars. Just siphon it out of the gas tank like T-Dog does in this scene. No electricity needed... just a crowbar, tubing, and a gas can. There are also references to siphoning gas out of parked cars in the comics, as stated in this excerpt from the synopsis of ...


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There are places that gasoline and diesel can be found depending on how long it has been since society completely collapsed. Other Vehicles - If you are patient enough you can siphon quite a bit of fuel from all the abandoned cars. Gas Stations - While the pumps may not work due to lack of eletricity, if you pry up the lids over the main tanks (which are ...


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In the comics, Rick, Lori, Carl and Shane live in Cynthiana, KY, which is a real place - and where the creator, Robert Kirkman is from. In the TV show, the same group is from King County, GA, which does not actually exist. In the first episode, the King County Sheriff's Department is shown to be assisting the Linden County Sheriff's Department, implying ...


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In the comics, the two "pet" walkers are identified as Michonne's boyfriend Mike and his best friend Terry. As explained in The Walking Dead Wiki: In the early stages of the apocalypse, Michonne runs on foot to her house. This attracts a street full of zombies to follow her. While she arrives home, she meets her boyfriend, Mike and his brave but idiotic ...


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I was giving this some thought earlier today after watching the end of Season 2. Forensic anthropologists will tell you that the human body decomposes in roughly one week when exposed to air or water. Temperature and humidity affect this timeframe: hot/wet will accelerate decomposition, whereas cold/dry will delay the process. As most people are aware... ...


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You have your pick of potential answers as to why the military is ineffective and all of them tend to be tropes of the Zombie genre. While Zombie Apocalypse events vary depending on the writer, some things tend to remain true in almost all of them: The event is unexpected, spreads quickly, causes widespread panic and due to a lack of social discipline ...


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It was never shown in the comics, upon which the series was based. The words were written there presumably before the hospital was abandoned, possibly after a large number of patients had been moved into that one area (to better concentrate care) and one or more passed, raising as walkers, and began turning the others. The person who wrote it was warning ...


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The walkers show a rudimentary form of pack behavior, in that one walker spotting prey will frequently alert other walkers in the area to the prey's presence. There have been a couple of scenes, for example, where there were walkers wandering aimlessly in an area, and a human got close enough for one walker to recognize them, at which point all of the ...


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In the season 2 finale, Beside the Dying Fire, Rick reveals the following: You may be interested in these questions: Why are Walker bites in the Walking Dead fatal? Do the survivors in The Walking Dead have immunity to the zombie plague or are they just lucky? Since we are only talking about the tv show, we only can say that zombie bites cause a ...


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From The Walking Dead's Glen Mazzara Addresses Frequently Asked Questions From the Fans, he addresses this question: No, they don't, they only have a brain telling them to eat.


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It depends on what universe you are in. In most cases the answer is the rather unsatisfying "its magic." Whatever mystic force re-animates the body of the zombie also halts the decomposition process, the same as it does for other undead like vampires. In some universes (I believe the Dresden books are like this), nothing stops them from decomposing. The ...


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Zombies tend to follow instinct, but have been known to react to certain stimuli that do not involve food. George Romero is responsible for the typical 'zombie rules', and his original trilogy set those rules. Zombies are slow and essentially mindless, they crave living flesh and prefer human, zombies are drawn to sounds and motion, zombies do not attack ...


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After taking a random guess, I figured I'd do some more research and find out more details. However, exact details on length of time are hard to come by. So, some of this is still guesswork. First, Rick's coma: The Walking Dead Wiki says that Rick was "Rick was wounded in a shoot-out, and was put into a coma for about a month.". Meanwhile, AMC's site ...


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I have a bit of an alternative answer to this ... if you eat a 100 percent meat, stock and blood diet (animals, of course), you will find you really do not need to poop very much at all. For medical reasons, I ate a meat-only diet for two months earlier this year. It was astonishing how little I needed to go and when I did, how little there was (and I never ...


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He has a prosthetic leg now. When he kneels down to talk to Rick in their new farm, you can see it.


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It is revealed in Season 2, Episode #13 "Beside the Dying Fire". Jenner tells Rick that


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In the video game Survival Instinct where you play as Daryl Dixon you see Merle spray paint it and then lock the door up. It is the same hospital where Rick was in a coma. In the webisode [The Oath][2], you can see that it is actually sprayed by Paul. This is based on October 2013. [2] : ...


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There is no "ideal" plan in sight. The TV series is nowhere near caught up with the comic, and nothing has been anywhere near an endgame there either. I would go into more detail, but that would only be spoilers. They are panicked, hungry, scared and sometimes irrational. There is no endgame at this point in the TV series or the comic. There are merely ...


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In the comics, and presumably in the show, we learn that zombies can acclimate to certain stimulus when they learn it doesn't indicate food. It takes a while, but they ARE able to do it. In the comics, we meet a character named She has been traveling on foot for a long time, shielded from detection by keeping The other zombies are typically unable ...



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