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26th Jul '17 11:50:06 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* While most of the enemies introduced (as well as affected heroes) in ''Videogame/DarkestDungeon'' are clearly vampires, they're instead called bloodsuckers.
16th Jul '17 10:01:12 PM FarseerLolotea
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* In Creator/BarbaraHambly's novel ''Literature/TheLadiesOfMandrigyn'', the BigBad [[spoiler:(or, more accurately, TheDragon and the EldritchAbomination that's powering him)]] has a nasty habit of [[BodyHorror turning people into]] [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier ghouls]], or [[OurZombiesAreDifferent type-F zombies]], or ''some'' sort of [[EyeScream blind]], slavering, mindlessly vicious [[{{mutants}} freaks]]. However, the ''canon'' term for the process's victims is "nuuwa", and that's all that they're ''ever'' called.

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* In Creator/BarbaraHambly's novel ''Literature/TheLadiesOfMandrigyn'', the BigBad [[spoiler:(or, more accurately, TheDragon and the EldritchAbomination that's powering him)]] has a nasty habit of [[WasOnceAMan turning people]]—via a [[BodyHorror turning people into]] horrifically painful and disturbing]] supernatural process—into [[OurGhoulsAreCreepier ghouls]], or [[OurZombiesAreDifferent type-F zombies]], {{Technically Living|Zombie}} [[FleshEatingZombie Flesh-Eating Zombies]], or ''some'' sort of [[EyeScream blind]], slavering, mindlessly vicious [[{{mutants}} freaks]]. However, the ''canon'' term for the process's victims is "nuuwa", and that's all that they're ''ever'' called.
16th Jul '17 3:05:32 AM RokuroCarisu
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* Since it entered its eight edition, Warhammer40000 now refers to the unit formerly called Plague Zombies as Poxwalkers. Probably for copyright reasons.
** WarhammerAgeOfSigmar still refers to zombie units as zombies, but their sub-faction was named Deadwalkers.
26th Jun '17 1:35:04 AM DrFraud
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-->Don't use the Z-word.

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-->Don't use say the Z-word.



* In ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' non-sentient zombies are usually called plods, although the word zombie does appear. Sette initially insists on referring to Duane as her "attack zombie", while he maintains that he's a "galit". This is not a recognized term (since Duane's status almost unique and unknown) and means approximately "damned one" in his language, reflecting his religious belief that the creation of zombies is blasphemous and by extension so is his existence.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Unsounded}}'' non-sentient zombies are usually called plods, although the word zombie does appear. Sette initially insists on referring to Duane as her "attack zombie", while he maintains that he's a "galit". This is not a recognized term (since Duane's status is almost unique and unknown) and means approximately "damned one" in his language, reflecting his religious belief that the creation of zombies is blasphemous and by extension so is his existence.
22nd Jun '17 11:32:49 PM DrFraud
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* Lampshaded in ''Spellspire'''s description of an Angry Corpse.
-->Don't use the Z-word.
22nd Jun '17 9:57:18 PM Khrunwahl02
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* In Creator/StevenSpielberg's version of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' the characters go out of their way to avoid describing the clearly Martian invaders as "aliens". They are instead referred to as "terrorists" or just "them".

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* In Creator/StevenSpielberg's version of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' the characters go out of their way to avoid describing the clearly Martian alien invaders as "aliens"."aliens", or even Martians although it is reasonable the characters couldn't figure they came from Mars. They are instead referred to as "terrorists" or just "them".
22nd Jun '17 9:56:17 PM Khrunwahl02
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* In Creator/StevenSpielberg's version of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' the characters go out of their way to avoid describing the clearly alien invaders as "aliens".

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* In Creator/StevenSpielberg's version of ''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' the characters go out of their way to avoid describing the clearly alien Martian invaders as "aliens"."aliens". They are instead referred to as "terrorists" or just "them".
22nd Jun '17 3:35:19 PM Khrunwahl02
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* In the 1998 American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' remake, the word "monster" is never used. Usually, it's "that thing" or "the creature" or "target" or, at one point, "a dinosaur". In fact, the name Godzilla is only used about twice. Godzilla fans and Toho Studios who were displeased with the creature decided to rename the creature as just "Zilla" or even "[[Film/GodzillaFinalWars Tuna Head]]", and director Ryuhei Kitamura decided to have the real Godzilla fight and kill "Zilla" to distinguish they're two different monsters.

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* In the 1998 American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' remake, the word "monster" is never used. Usually, it's "that thing" or "the creature" or "target" or, at one point, "a dinosaur". In fact, the name Godzilla is only used about twice. Godzilla fans and Toho Studios who were grew displeased with the creature and decided to rename the creature as just "Zilla" or even "[[Film/GodzillaFinalWars Tuna Head]]", and director Ryuhei Kitamura decided to have the real Godzilla fight and kill "Zilla" to distinguish they're two different monsters.
22nd Jun '17 3:29:10 PM Khrunwahl02
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* In the 1998 American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' remake, the word "monster" is never used. Usually, it's "that thing" or "the creature" or "target" or, at one point, "a dinosaur". In fact, the name Godzilla is only used about twice.

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* In the 1998 American ''Film/{{Godzilla|1998}}'' remake, the word "monster" is never used. Usually, it's "that thing" or "the creature" or "target" or, at one point, "a dinosaur". In fact, the name Godzilla is only used about twice. Godzilla fans and Toho Studios who were displeased with the creature decided to rename the creature as just "Zilla" or even "[[Film/GodzillaFinalWars Tuna Head]]", and director Ryuhei Kitamura decided to have the real Godzilla fight and kill "Zilla" to distinguish they're two different monsters.
19th Jun '17 1:59:50 AM jormis29
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*** ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' was titled ''Zombi'' in some countries. Along with Creator/LucioFulci's ''Zombie / Film/{{Zombi 2}}/ Zombie Flesh Eaters'', this probably cemented the idea of calling the undead "zombies". The term was also largely averted in other 1970s living dead movies such as ''The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue/Let Sleeping Corpses Lie'' and ''Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things''.

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*** ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' was titled ''Zombi'' in some countries. Along with Creator/LucioFulci's ''Zombie / Film/{{Zombi 2}}/ Zombie Flesh Eaters'', this probably cemented the idea of calling the undead "zombies". The term was also largely averted in other 1970s living dead movies such as ''The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue/Let Sleeping Corpses Lie'' and ''Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things''.''Film/ChildrenShouldntPlayWithDeadThings''.
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