The Walking Dead, Survival Rule Of The Week: It’s ZOMBIE nature

The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /
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Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

1) A zombie is not the person they once were.

While “zombies” vary from one thing to the next: Some are reanimated corpses, some are alive, but permanently crazed, some are people being mind-controlled. Whatever the case may be, they have one unifying characteristic: Mindlessness. A “zombie” is a person who does not act the way a conscious, sentient human being would.

I say this because I know there are going to be people who will hang onto their friends and relatives, even if those friends and relatives are constantly trying to eat them.

The reason why people will do this (And a good reason why many people will wind up bitten) is because of a misplaced belief that their loved one can come back to their senses. This is a mistake.

Especially if you’re dealing with a zombie who is a reanimated corpse (Which can be made obvious by their increasingly gray color — People are not gray), they are never coming back. They are dead. Not merely “sick”, not merely “crazed”, but dead, and, as I often like to say: You can’t fix DEAD.

Now, beyond the fact that trying to get through to a dead person is pointless, it’s also dangerous. Every second you spend doing it is one you could be spending either fighting the zombie of your loved one, or, in the event you can’t bring yourself to do that, running away from them. It also increases the chances of this loved one biting you and guaranteeing you share their fate.

Don’t waste time trying to talk down the zombies of your friends or family…it’s never going to work.