Why are zombies as big a threat as they are in movies/games?

#1PrismsbladePosted 5/6/2012 1:57:50 PM
Even ordinary civilians can hold their own against them, with just a knife, or a blunt object, police should have no issues, and the military will completely own them. Their slow, stupid, predictable, easy to avoid if need be, and are only strong in numbers, which unless your in a city shouldnt be an issue, and even then it has many places of fortitude to hide, along with food/supplies/weps, available, not that far.

I look at these kinds of scenarios, regulary, and wonder.....how could things have gotten this bad?
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#2MephistophelesPosted 5/6/2012 2:21:12 PM
Any time you are watching a zombie thing you have to believe that in that world zombie movies don't exist. Zombies are something that nobody has ever thought about ever.

So when the dead start to walk it will take a while before anybody starts to take it seriously. At first nobody will believe it. After everybody starts to recognize this as a real threat there they still don't know how to kill them or what causes them etc.

Zombies multiply exponentially so by the time they figure out all this stuff they will have a much bigger problem on their hands than when they started.

I'm mostly trying to play devil's advocate here. World War Z dealt with this a litlte bit... how it got to be as big a problem as it did.
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#3talonjh8Posted 5/6/2012 2:37:29 PM
Prismsblade posted...
Even ordinary civilians can hold their own against them, with just a knife, or a blunt object, police should have no issues, and the military will completely own them. Their slow, stupid, predictable, easy to avoid if need be, and are only strong in numbers, which unless your in a city shouldnt be an issue, and even then it has many places of fortitude to hide, along with food/supplies/weps, available, not that far.

I look at these kinds of scenarios, regulary, and wonder.....how could things have gotten this bad?


You give people too much credit.

1st. People never beloved zombies are real so the1st creation is not to aim for the head.

2nd. People are afraid of monsters. You panic and make mistakes and people make mistakes naturally.

3rd. If your attacked by zombies odds are that the people around you are family or friends. Its no easy to kill someone you love even while threatened.

4th. They multiply. If your friend is bit you now have to worry about him as well. Its an infestation that multtiplies by simply killing.

5th. Head Shoots are not as easy as you think. Read "World War Z". They bomb them and use huge machine. Guns but all it does is injure the zombies in front who keep crawling.

Lastly people are selfish. They turn on each other in danger and lie about being bitten. People don't stick together in a crisis.
#4Prismsblade(Topic Creator)Posted 5/6/2012 3:09:31 PM
talonjh8 posted...


You give people too much credit.

1st. People never beloved zombies are real so the1st creation is not to aim for the head.

2nd. People are afraid of monsters. You panic and make mistakes and people make mistakes naturally.

3rd. If your attacked by zombies odds are that the people around you are family or friends. Its no easy to kill someone you love even while threatened.

4th. They multiply. If your friend is bit you now have to worry about him as well. Its an infestation that multtiplies by simply killing.

5th. Head Shoots are not as easy as you think. Read "World War Z". They bomb them and use huge machine. Guns but all it does is injure the zombies in front who keep crawling.

Lastly people are selfish. They turn on each other in danger and lie about being bitten. People don't stick together in a crisis.


1. They've seen zombie flicks before in the past have they, they should know how to kill them just from that or are you telling me zombie movies never existed in their media?

2.It doesnt take a calm person to bass a zombies brain in or shooting them at at a very close distance(.... debatable)

3.Then dont, and just run away if need be, they we're never known for their speed.........most of the time.

4.Doesnt that apply to all viruses, or is this a disease? Whatever. Anyways these virus arent airborne nor transmitted by mere touch as such its much easier to contain then if it was either of those two.

5. Your right though( though i've never seen this WW Z but 'll check it out) youd have to be up against a MASSIVE army these things for it to be a issue, and if thats the case......wtf we're you thinking getting yourself into such a scenario in the 1st place?
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#5MephistophelesPosted 5/6/2012 3:35:49 PM
1. They've seen zombie flicks before in the past have they, they should know how to kill them just from that or are you telling me zombie movies never existed in their media?

You will notice that they never refer to them as zombies. Zombie fiction dosn't exist in The Walking Dead or most zombie stuff.
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#6talonjh8Posted 5/6/2012 3:59:47 PM
Your also assuming the infestation would start small. Some zombie books have chemical warfare as what starts the crisis. Basicly China or someone is mad at the us and release a zombie virus in all major cities.

You would find that people would have a hard time believing that zombies are real. Also people would try to cure them first. They wouldn't just start shooting. If you remember in zombie movies there are always people that have a problem killing them. WWZ is a book and your right it was aginst a large group. It was also hard for soldiers and others to shoot something with they're comrades face or for in trained to kill something with a human face.
#7pk256Posted 5/6/2012 4:19:24 PM
i may be wrong here but im pretty sure in the Universe the comic/games take place there was never a George Romero Dead series never existed which would mean no ones every seen anything lke this
#8legendX66Posted 5/6/2012 4:24:06 PM
ironically enough the gamers and book lovers might actually stand a better chance in a zombie apocalypse in terms of figuring out what to do asap. I mean we've killed thousands already and done our research lol. (physical ability aside)
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#9talonjh8Posted 5/6/2012 4:31:07 PM
Or lets say some crazy looking Guy bites your dad while while camping. Would you think he must have been bit by a zombie? You would probably dress the bite or take him to the hospital. So you leave the room while he's being examined. You run back because you hear yelling. You see your dad has turned he's killed a softer as well as bitten the security who tried to restrain him would you understand that he is a zombie now kill him or just lock the door. You call the police and tell them they are zombies. Do you think they will believe you. If you bother them enough they may send one or two cops. They wont believe you and they will go into this small room with 3 zombies now and odds are they both get bit or eaten. Hopefully they are able to call it in on the radio but probably not. You now have 5 zombies and everyone is panicked and trampling everyone to get out because the gun shots. Your not going to take all 5 in a small hallway. And you'll also have to man up and kill your dad. You decide to run. Now 20min later the cops get there and anyone that was trampled and hurt have probably been bitten as well as everyone in hospital beds that couldn't get out because they are bed ridden. So now its 25-50 zombies in the hospital. Maybe one slips out maybe not. Lets say swat shows up and actually kills them all. But what if that Guy that bit your dad also bit someone else and is at the hospital in the next town.
#10talonjh8Posted 5/6/2012 4:33:40 PM
legendX66 posted...
ironically enough the gamers and book lovers might actually stand a better chance in a zombie apocalypse in terms of figuring out what to do asap. I mean we've killed thousands already and done our research lol. (physical ability aside)

Lol, that's what my survival team is made of.