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21st Aug '17 8:18:25 PM erforce
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* Also averted in ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'', albeit more justifiably. The first group to encounter a zombie knew about the Trioxin chemical that reanimates them, and the first corpse they encountered was one they already knew was dead. The second group encounters a zombie so horrifically rotted, and screaming for brains, that there isn't much question.

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* Also averted in ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'', ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead'', albeit more justifiably. The first group to encounter a zombie knew about the Trioxin chemical that reanimates them, and the first corpse they encountered was one they already knew was dead. The second group encounters a zombie so horrifically rotted, and screaming for brains, that there isn't much question.
8th Aug '17 11:17:58 AM TheJayman49
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* Averted in ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead''. The first group to encounter a zombie knew about the chemical, and the first animated corpse they encountered was one they already knew to be dead. The second group encounters a zombie so horrifically rotted, and screaming for brains, that there isn't much question.

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* Averted Also averted in ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead''. ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'', albeit more justifiably. The first group to encounter a zombie knew about the chemical, Trioxin chemical that reanimates them, and the first animated corpse they encountered was one they already knew to be was dead. The second group encounters a zombie so horrifically rotted, and screaming for brains, that there isn't much question.
1st Jun '17 6:58:12 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', during Luffy's first encounter with a zombie in the [[MonsterMash Thriller Bark Arc]], [[IdiotHero he identifies it as 'an old man with a big wound']] (this is, of course, immediately following a scene where he ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny shoves the zombie back into its grave]]''), much to the annoyance of everyone around him, who had realized that it was a zombie right off. This is flipped in the next scene, where the group encounters what they think is another zombie; turns out this one [[RuleOfFunny really is just an old man with a big wound.]]

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', during Luffy's first encounter with a zombie in the [[MonsterMash Thriller Bark Arc]], [[IdiotHero he identifies it as 'an old man with a big wound']] (this wound']], much to the annoyance of everyone around him, who had realized that it was a zombie right off. This is, of course, immediately following a scene where he ''[[CrowningMomentOfFunny shoves the zombie back into its grave]]''), much to the annoyance of everyone around him, who had realized that it was a zombie right off.grave]]''. This is flipped in the next scene, where the group encounters what they think is another zombie; turns out this one [[RuleOfFunny really is just an old man with a big wound.]]
15th Nov '16 4:02:48 AM lolface123
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** ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'' takes it to its logical extreme. When the city itself finally gets its first wave of zombies, ''the cops start arresting them'' '''getting bitten repeatedly in the process!'''

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** ''Film/ResidentEvilApocalypse'' takes it to its logical extreme. When the city itself finally gets its first wave of zombies, ''the cops start arresting them'' '''getting '''[[TooDumbToLive getting bitten repeatedly in the process!'''process!]]'''
13th May '16 5:35:23 PM JackG
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** Inverted when the audience is treated to a shambling, moaning creature...Shaun is NotAMorningPerson.
25th Apr '16 5:23:38 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* The ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake features this -- and to make matters worse, the zombie is a little girl.

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* The ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake features this -- and to make matters worse, the zombie is a little girl. Note this movie features the "fast" zombie archetype, so the protagonist and her husband only get a few seconds to process that something's wrong before the girl bites a chunk out of her husband's neck.
19th Feb '16 12:50:02 AM bassmedic87
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': "Homer, you shot the zombie Flanders!" "He was a zombie?"

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': "Homer, Treehouse of Horror III gave us Creator/MattGroening's favorite line of the entire series:
-->'''Bart:''' Homer,
you shot the zombie Flanders!" "He Flanders!
--> '''Homer:''' He
was a zombie?"zombie?
4th Jan '16 3:34:46 AM jormis29
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* Something like this happens when the player first runs into a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Despoiled]] in ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}''. BJ blows up the Nazis' [[AppliedPhlebotinum Black Sun]] machine, causing it to release a shockwave that vaporizes everyone in the room except himself and one particular Gestapo officer. The guy stands in place for a few moments, writhing in apparent pain, and BJ walks ''right'' up to him, presumably to force him to surrender. Imagine his (and the player's) surprise when the Nazi suddenly turns around and roars, revealing his skeletal face.

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* Something like this happens when the player first runs into a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Despoiled]] in ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}''.''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein 2009}}''. BJ blows up the Nazis' [[AppliedPhlebotinum Black Sun]] machine, causing it to release a shockwave that vaporizes everyone in the room except himself and one particular Gestapo officer. The guy stands in place for a few moments, writhing in apparent pain, and BJ walks ''right'' up to him, presumably to force him to surrender. Imagine his (and the player's) surprise when the Nazi suddenly turns around and roars, revealing his skeletal face.
2nd Jan '16 1:18:39 PM MitchellTF
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** A downplayed example is used in the same episode, when they see a person nodding their head, and refusing to listen to commands, in an area with a reported zombie attack. [[spoiler: Just headphones.]]
26th Nov '15 12:56:53 PM __Vano
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This is often easily survivable with Slow Zombies, as you've got a minute or two to realize something's up. Fast Zombies are not so forgiving, and probably only main characters will get away with this.

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This is often easily survivable with Slow Zombies, as you've got a minute or two to realize something's up. Fast Zombies are not so forgiving, and [[SortingAlgorithmOfMortality probably only main characters will get away with this.
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