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JCC Zombies

Discussion in 'Community' started by Violent Violet Menace , Oct 12, 2017.

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Can a zombie without flesh move?

  1. Yes

    45.5%
  2. No

    54.5%
  1. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Aug 11, 2004
    If all the flesh of a zombie rots away and only bones are left, can it still move? Is it presumed in the fiction that they still use their muscles to move? Or do they move with magic?

    Can an enchanted walking skeleton be called a zombie? If no, then at what flesh to bare skeleton ratio does the zombie designation kick in? I want to say 23.7%.

    Do zombies continue to rot after becoming zombies? Doesn't that mean that zombies are also mortal? Even in death you die. Who knew?
     
  2. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 4, 1999
    why doesnt a zombie's rotting flesh attract decomposers, like flys and maggots? insects should be able to quickly break down rotting zombies and reduce them to bone but this does not ever happen. magic I guess
     
  3. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Oct 16, 2008
    Well duh, the flies themselves would become zombies, and I imagine after the first ones try their buddies will think twice about chomping on tainted meat.
     
  4. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Apr 25, 2004
    Yes, the zombie can still move, and attack, even after you've disintegrated the bones with a plasma cannon and there's nothing physically left of it.
     
  5. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Dec 19, 2015
    It depends on what kind of zombie you're talking about. Supernatural dead rising from the grave zombies can do anything. Plague zombies need to follow rules based in biology and physics.
     
  6. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Jul 7, 2000
    I will say no and hope we never find out... [face_pumpkin]
     
  7. DANNASUK

    DANNASUK Force Ghost star 7

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    Nov 1, 2012
    Zombie skeletons is the correct term. I have played way too many MMORPG's.
     
  8. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Aug 11, 2004
    This scholarly attention to detail is why Ken is a national treasure.
     
  9. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Jedi Padawan star 2

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    Feb 28, 2017
    I had a college roommate who survived soley on red bull, cigarettes, and alcohol. He had no discernible flesh (excepting his skin of course) and he was able to move around. He was actually pretty spry for being such a skeletal guy.

    I know he's not technically a zombie (depending on the definition used), but if he were to become one, his body has already decayed to the point of no muscular system whatsoever, and I don't see any reason he couldn't still come home at 4am and stomp around waking everybody up. Classic Nick.

    So I say yes.