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7th Nov '17 9:42:35 AM xcountryguy
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* AbortedArc: In ''Dead Days'', Magneto mentions to Cortez that they "made a deal" with something to bring the Hunger Gospel to Earth, and in so doing, inadvertently doomed the entire planet. Neither he nor Cortez elaborate on this, and later volumes seem to ignore this entirely. Officially, the ''Zombies'' and ''Return'' universes are [[spoiler: stuck in a stable time loop; the plague is initially brought by the infected Sentry, who begins a series of events that end with the last few zombies being sent back in time to the ''Return'' universe, which results in the Sentry getting infected...]]

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* AbortedArc: In ''Dead Days'', Magneto mentions to Cortez that they "made a deal" with something to bring the Hunger Gospel to Earth, and in so doing, inadvertently doomed the entire planet. Neither he nor Cortez elaborate on this, and later volumes seem to ignore this entirely. Officially, the ''Zombies'' and ''Return'' universes are [[spoiler: stuck [[spoiler:stuck in a stable time loop; the plague is initially brought by the infected Sentry, who begins a series of events that end with the last few zombies being sent back in time to the ''Return'' universe, which results in the Sentry getting infected...]]



* AnachronismStew: The main Marvel Zombies universe is a strange blend of continuities. The general idea seems to be that every character from the Marvel Universe who could be in the story is in the story, usually wearing their classic or best-known costume. It ends up looking vaguely like one of those stories where characters are pulled into the action from all across the timestream, so you have the classic Silver Age characters wearing their old gear and standing next to the Runaways or Nextwave. This gets particularly strange when Power Pack shows up, since they're all back at their original ''ages''.

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The main Marvel Zombies universe is a strange blend of continuities. The general idea seems to be that every character from the Marvel Universe who could be in the story is in the story, usually wearing their classic or best-known costume. It ends up looking vaguely like one of those stories where characters are pulled into the action from all across the timestream, so you have the classic Silver Age characters wearing their old gear and standing next to the Runaways or Nextwave. This gets particularly strange when Power Pack shows up, since they're all back at their original ''ages''.



** Class 3 [[spoiler: ---> Class X-4. A small community of humans and mutants may be the last living creatures in the universe, they do not have the genetic diversity required to successfully repopulate Earth (which means their initial population was less than 160 people), and their new leader is a power-hungry madman.]]

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** Class 3 [[spoiler: ---> [[spoiler:---> Class X-4. A small community of humans and mutants may be the last living creatures in the universe, they do not have the genetic diversity required to successfully repopulate Earth (which means their initial population was less than 160 people), and their new leader is a power-hungry madman.]]



* TheCaptain[=/=]TheLeader: Hank Pym aka Giant Man appears to be the alpha of the main pack of zombies as he is shown giving commands to the other zombies, and the other zombies appearing to ask for orders from him however they seem to be only taking orders from him because he is the smartest and can lead them to more food but they are quick to disobey him when their hunger is overwhelming.

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* TheCaptain[=/=]TheLeader: TheCaptain: Hank Pym aka Giant Man appears to be the alpha of the main pack of zombies as he is shown giving commands to the other zombies, and the other zombies appearing to ask for orders from him however they seem to be only taking orders from him because he is the smartest and can lead them to more food but they are quick to disobey him when their hunger is overwhelming.



* ContinuitySnarl: ''Dead Days'' and ''Vs. Army of Darkness'' have a couple of muddled background details, although none of them really detract from the main storyline:

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''Dead Days'' and ''Vs. Army of Darkness'' have a couple of muddled background details, although none of them really detract from the main storyline:



** In ''Destroy!'', the Nazis won World War II by infecting their soldiers with a zombie virus that works much like the Gospel. All of the old Nazi supervillains are now undead, as are most of the Invaders, and the world has been overrun by zombie Nazis. It's pretty bad, but then it gets worse: [[spoiler: the entire population of Asgard got infected too, including ''Thor''. The only survivor is Loki, and well, he's Loki.]]

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** In ''Destroy!'', the Nazis won World War II by infecting their soldiers with a zombie virus that works much like the Gospel. All of the old Nazi supervillains are now undead, as are most of the Invaders, and the world has been overrun by zombie Nazis. It's pretty bad, but then it gets worse: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the entire population of Asgard got infected too, including ''Thor''. The only survivor is Loki, and well, he's Loki.]]



** Wasp, after being reduced to only a head. [[spoiler: Towards the end of ''Marvel Zombies 2'', the other zombies eventually seem to lose their bloodlust.]]
** In later appearances, it only seems to stick with [[spoiler: Spider-Man]], though; making him the closest thing to a hero that the original Marvel Zombies universe has/had.

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** Wasp, after being reduced to only a head. [[spoiler: Towards [[spoiler:Towards the end of ''Marvel Zombies 2'', the other zombies eventually seem to lose their bloodlust.]]
** In later appearances, it only seems to stick with [[spoiler: Spider-Man]], [[spoiler:Spider-Man]], though; making him the closest thing to a hero that the original Marvel Zombies universe has/had.



* HandicappedBadass: Black Panther

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* %%* HandicappedBadass: Black Panther



* MamaBear: [[spoiler:Kitty Pryde]] in ''Marvel Zombies: Halloween''.

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* %%* MamaBear: [[spoiler:Kitty Pryde]] in ''Marvel Zombies: Halloween''.



* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Superhero zombies! Zombie SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}! Machine Man vs. the zombies! Lampshaded by Morbius in ''Marvel Zombies 3'' (coming up with a very corny new word): "I am a VAMPIRE! I am a ZOMBIE! I am a VAMBIE! I cannot be stopped!"

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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: NinjaPirateZombieRobot:
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Superhero zombies! Zombie SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}! Machine Man vs. the zombies! Lampshaded by Morbius in ''Marvel Zombies 3'' (coming up with a very corny new word): "I am a VAMPIRE! I am a ZOMBIE! I am a VAMBIE! I cannot be stopped!"



* OneManArmy: One-machine army, actually.
* OnlySaneMan: In Marvel Zombies Return, Electro was the only one of the Sinister Six to attempt to kill Zombie Spider-Man whereas Octavius had to be told by Electro to kill Spider-Man after Octavius had started to monologue. [[spoiler: Their efforts were in vain however because Octavius was electrocuted and eaten by Spider-Man after his tentacles absorbed the electric bolt. Electro was decapitated by Spider-Man while he was stunned.]]

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* %%* OneManArmy: One-machine army, actually.
* OnlySaneMan: In Marvel Zombies Return, Electro was the only one of the Sinister Six to attempt to kill Zombie Spider-Man whereas Octavius had to be told by Electro to kill Spider-Man after Octavius had started to monologue. [[spoiler: Their [[spoiler:Their efforts were in vain however because Octavius was electrocuted and eaten by Spider-Man after his tentacles absorbed the electric bolt. Electro was decapitated by Spider-Man while he was stunned.]]



** [[spoiler: The latter is subverted with the undead breed of the Medieval world of [=MZ5=]. They'll just regrow their heads, so the whole body has to be destroyed.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The latter is subverted with the undead breed of the Medieval world of [=MZ5=]. They'll just regrow their heads, so the whole body has to be destroyed.]]



* RetGone: Happens to [[spoiler: Gorilla Girl]] at the end of Evil Evolution [[spoiler: when she causes a TemporalParadox to prevent the plague from spreading to other universes]].

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* RetGone: Happens to [[spoiler: Gorilla [[spoiler:Gorilla Girl]] at the end of Evil Evolution [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when she causes a TemporalParadox to prevent the plague from spreading to other universes]].



* TragicMonster: Spider-Man. While he's just as ravenous and disgusting as the other zombies when hungry, he's nonetheless plagued by grief and guilt at his actions and HorrorHunger, but unable to stop himself. He's particularly tormented by the fact that he ate his Aunt May and Mary Jane, to the extent that he refuses to take off his mask so he can't look himself in the eyes again.

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* TragicMonster: TragicMonster:
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Spider-Man. While he's just as ravenous and disgusting as the other zombies when hungry, he's nonetheless plagued by grief and guilt at his actions and HorrorHunger, but unable to stop himself. He's particularly tormented by the fact that he ate his Aunt May and Mary Jane, to the extent that he refuses to take off his mask so he can't look himself in the eyes again.



* YourHeadAsplode: Really the only way to kill a zombie, right? So what does [[spoiler:Susan Richards do to a zombified She-Hulk when she discovers the dead bodies of Franklin and Valeria Richards?...]]

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* YourHeadAsplode: Really the only way to kill a zombie, right? So what does [[spoiler:Susan Richards do to a zombified She-Hulk when she discovers the dead bodies of Franklin and Valeria Richards?...]]Richards?]]



30th Oct '17 5:15:49 PM luciagarcia8818
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30th Oct '17 5:15:46 PM luciagarcia8818
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* RetGone: Happens to [[spoiler: Gorrila Girl]] at the end of Evil Evolution [[spoiler: when she causes a TemporalParadox to prevent the plague from spreading to other universes]].

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* RetGone: Happens to [[spoiler: Gorrila Gorilla Girl]] at the end of Evil Evolution [[spoiler: when she causes a TemporalParadox to prevent the plague from spreading to other universes]].



** Some of the other zombies can count as a tragic monster because the virus is revealed to give the infected person an overwhelming psychological hunger and if the infected person is able to resist the hunger or is contained in isolation then the hunger will disappear, this doesn't seem so bad but the infected person will still maintain the memories of the atrocities that they have committed. Giant man was completely horrified and guilt ridden when his hunger had disappeared and remembered the quadrillions of people that he and his group consumed while watching the hulk kill and eat Reynolds.

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** Some of the other zombies can count as a tragic monster monsters because the virus is revealed to give the infected person an overwhelming psychological hunger and if the infected person is able to resist the hunger or is contained in isolation then the hunger will disappear, this disappear. This doesn't seem so bad but the infected person will still maintain the memories of the atrocities that they have committed. Giant man Man was completely horrified and guilt ridden when his hunger had disappeared and remembered the quadrillions of people that he and his group consumed while watching the hulk Hulk kill and eat Reynolds.
21st Oct '17 2:16:23 AM BeastC
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* {{Retcon}}: Zombie!Reed Richards claimed to Ultimate!Reed that the zombie virus was a multiversal plague that has destroyed countless realities in the past, specifically targeting superheroes as the means to spread itself. The virus is later revealed to actually be contained within three realities: the original Marvel Zombies universe, Earth-616, and Earth-Z in a StableTimeLoop, thus with no real origin to begin with. This essentially retcons Zombie!Reed's explanation as merely a theory he had.
29th Sep '17 2:43:06 PM Dvandemon
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* GoodLipsEvilJaws: As soon as people become zombified their lips seem to disappear leaving their jaws entirely exposed.


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* TrickArrow: Zombie Golden Archer innovates biting people at a distance by tying his teeth to arrowheads.
30th Jun '17 3:38:28 PM Jacob175
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* OnlySaneMan: In Marvel Zombies Return, Electro was the only one of the Sinister Six to attempt to kill Zombie Spiderman whereas Octavius had to be told by Electro to kill Spiderman after Octavius had started to monologue. [[spoiler: Their efforts were in vain however because Octavius was electrocuted and eaten by Spiderman after his tentacles absorbed the electric bolt. Electro was decapitated by Spiderman while he was stunned.]]

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* OnlySaneMan: In Marvel Zombies Return, Electro was the only one of the Sinister Six to attempt to kill Zombie Spiderman Spider-Man whereas Octavius had to be told by Electro to kill Spiderman Spider-Man after Octavius had started to monologue. [[spoiler: Their efforts were in vain however because Octavius was electrocuted and eaten by Spiderman Spider-Man after his tentacles absorbed the electric bolt. Electro was decapitated by Spiderman Spider-Man while he was stunned.]]



* RealityEnsues: In ''5'', one of the universes to get infected by a zombie virus is very similar to ours. It follows a Marvel devotee's (referenced above) transformation into a zombie. First he's freaked out, then he decides to become a superhero. Unfortunately for him, rigor mortis sets in just before he's killed.

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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In ''5'', one of the universes to get infected by a zombie virus is very similar to ours. It follows a Marvel devotee's (referenced above) transformation into a zombie. First he's freaked out, then he decides to become a superhero. Unfortunately for him, rigor mortis sets in just before he's killed.



** ''Marvel Zombies Supreme'' has a lot of shout-outs to ''Franchise/ResidentEvil, but most obviously in the character of Jill Harper, who is a dead ringer for Jill Valentine. In issue #4, Mainframe even wonders if their team has been sent in "just to see how the super-zombies perform", à la ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 1''.

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** ''Marvel Zombies Supreme'' has a lot of shout-outs to ''Franchise/ResidentEvil, ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'', but most obviously in the character of Jill Harper, who is a dead ringer for Jill Valentine. In issue #4, Mainframe even wonders if their team has been sent in "just to see how the super-zombies perform", à la ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1 1''.



* VillainWorld

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* VillainWorldVillainWorld: Kinda what happens when everyone is turned into zombies.
6th Jun '17 2:19:09 PM Buck
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* OnlySaneMan: In Marvel Zombies Return, Electro was the only one of the Sinister Six to attempt to kill Zombie Spiderman whereas Octavius had to be told by Electro to kill Spiderman after Octavius had told Spiderman that he had only killed the two weakest members of the Six [[spoiler: their efforts were in vain however as Spiderman used Octavius's tentacles to absorb Electro's lightning which quickly stunned him then Spiderman finished him off then Electro was decapitated by Spiderman via Vultures wings]]

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* OnlySaneMan: In Marvel Zombies Return, Electro was the only one of the Sinister Six to attempt to kill Zombie Spiderman whereas Octavius had to be told by Electro to kill Spiderman after Octavius had told Spiderman that he had only killed the two weakest members of the Six started to monologue. [[spoiler: their Their efforts were in vain however as because Octavius was electrocuted and eaten by Spiderman used Octavius's after his tentacles to absorb Electro's lightning which quickly stunned him then Spiderman finished him off then absorbed the electric bolt. Electro was decapitated by Spiderman via Vultures wings]] while he was stunned.]]
1st Jun '17 8:25:25 PM jormis29
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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: They've got superpowers, for one. And they are smart. And their condition was from a space virus. And their hunger [[spoiler:fades if they go without eating for some time, and they regain some degree of self-control]]. And after the original super-zombies are defeated, A.R.M.O.R. sends agents throughout the multiverse, killing all the different zombies they encounter. For extra fun, the viruses are all shoutouts to famous zombie creators (eg. a Romero virus.)

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: They've got superpowers, for one. And they are smart. And their condition was from a space virus. And their hunger [[spoiler:fades if they go without eating for some time, and they regain some degree of self-control]]. And after the original super-zombies are defeated, A.R.M.O.R. sends agents throughout the multiverse, killing all the different zombies they encounter. For extra fun, the viruses are all shoutouts to famous zombie creators (eg. a Romero [[Creator/GeorgeARomero Romero]] virus.)
9th May '17 6:43:05 PM KingClark
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* {{Crossover}}: With Ash Williams from ''Franchise/EvilDead.

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* {{Crossover}}: With Ash Williams from ''Franchise/EvilDead.''Franchise/EvilDead''.
19th Feb '17 9:34:59 AM Buck
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* TheCaptain[=/=]TheLeader: Hank Pym aka Giant Man appears to be the alpha of the main pack of zombies as he is shown giving commands to the other zombies, and the other zombies appearing to ask for orders from him however they seem to be only taking orders from him because he is the smartest and can lead them to more food but they are to disobey him when their hunger is overwhelming.

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* TheCaptain[=/=]TheLeader: Hank Pym aka Giant Man appears to be the alpha of the main pack of zombies as he is shown giving commands to the other zombies, and the other zombies appearing to ask for orders from him however they seem to be only taking orders from him because he is the smartest and can lead them to more food but they are quick to disobey him when their hunger is overwhelming.
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