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7th Jul '17 9:39:48 AM lolface123
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* ''VideoGame/DyingLight'''s Harran Virus creates zombies who are still alive, and can be killed through any means that would kill a normal human being. The more mutated EliteZombie enemies faced in the game are somewhat more difficult to destroy, because their mutations make them tougher than an average person. They still aren't undead, however.

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* ''VideoGame/DyingLight'''s Harran Virus creates zombies who are still alive, and can be killed through any means that would kill a normal human being. The more mutated EliteZombie enemies faced in the game are somewhat more difficult to destroy, because their mutations make them tougher than an average person. They still aren't undead, however. Although there are hints in some background dialogue that they are dead on a cellular level and reanimated decaying corpses, but the Virals are definitely a case of this, as [[spoiler: Jade turns into one without dying first after her infection overtakes her.]]
2nd Jul '17 11:06:06 AM nombretomado
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* Also, Mark Callaway, a.k.a. TheUndertaker; in a case of LifeImitatesArt, as he's aged and changed his style and exercise (not to mention injuries) he's gone from bulky and wearing makeup, to wiry and downright creepy looking. Sumbitch even said it in a recent promo spot: "I may look like the walking dead, but trust me, I am still very much alive!"

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* Also, Mark Callaway, a.k.a. TheUndertaker; Wrestling/TheUndertaker; in a case of LifeImitatesArt, as he's aged and changed his style and exercise (not to mention injuries) he's gone from bulky and wearing makeup, to wiry and downright creepy looking. Sumbitch even said it in a recent promo spot: "I may look like the walking dead, but trust me, I am still very much alive!"
13th Jun '17 5:15:46 PM Avagantamos
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* The infected in the Korean movie ''Film/TrainToBusan'' also end in this category like a Korean version of ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater''.
13th Jun '17 12:57:07 AM jormis29
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* The acclaim German ZombieApocalypse film ''Film/SiegeOfTheDead'' features infected with rage virus, very similar to TwentyEightDaysLater in German version.

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* The acclaim German ZombieApocalypse film ''Film/SiegeOfTheDead'' features infected with rage virus, very similar to TwentyEightDaysLater ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' in German version.
1st Jun '17 7:13:52 PM thatother1dude
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* In ''Manga/BarefootGen'', after the bomb hits, many of the townspeople of Hiroshima that ''weren't'' vaporized became so badly [[BodyHorror burned]] (and probably disoriented), that they resemble ''melting'' zombies... except that they are still [[OhCrap (barely)]] [[AndIMustScream living]].

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* In ''Manga/BarefootGen'', after the bomb hits, many of the townspeople of Hiroshima that ''weren't'' vaporized became so badly [[BodyHorror burned]] (and probably disoriented), that they resemble ''melting'' zombies... except that they are still [[OhCrap (barely)]] [[AndIMustScream living]].(barely, [[CruelAndUnusual briefly]]) living.
1st Jun '17 7:13:16 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' (and its sequel, ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'') has the Infected, which are living people driven insane by [[HatePlague the Rage Virus]]. The whole movie series is arguably the TropeCodifier. Notably, the Infected do die from starvation and dehydration in about a month, provided they're left alone. Numerous critics have pointed out that pure dehydration will kill a person in a matter of days, though, not weeks. While they do use biting as a method of attack, the Infected are never known to actually devour their victim. Their aim is purely to kill, hence why starvation eventually catches up with them. It isn't clear if the Infected ever attack each other, though they seem to be particularly annoyed at uninfected survivors. The attacks of the Infected are not actually as physically damaging as undead zombies: they're rarely coherent enough to use basic weapons like clubs, but animalistically attack, tooth and nail -- they often end up biting and infecting others, but they're not trying to. What really makes them dangerous is that infected bodily fluids are pouring out of all of their orifices, particularly that they regularly vomit up torrents of blood. Simply standing within a few feet of these guys runs the danger of being infected if some of their blood splatters into your mucous membranes.
** Which also makes one wonder how they take weeks to dehydrate when they appear to be constantly bleeding and vomiting.

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* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' (and its sequel, ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'') has the Infected, which are living people driven insane by [[HatePlague the Rage Virus]]. The whole movie series is arguably the TropeCodifier. Notably, the Infected do die from starvation and dehydration in about a month, provided they're left alone. Numerous critics have pointed out that pure dehydration will kill a person in a matter of days, though, not weeks. While they do use biting as a method of attack, the Infected are never known to actually devour their victim. Their aim is purely to kill, hence why starvation eventually catches up with them. It isn't clear if the Infected ever attack each other, though they seem to be particularly annoyed at uninfected survivors. The attacks of the Infected are not actually as physically damaging as undead zombies: they're rarely coherent enough to use basic weapons like clubs, but animalistically attack, tooth and nail -- they often end up biting and infecting others, but they're not trying to. What really makes them dangerous is that infected bodily fluids are pouring out of all of their orifices, particularly that they regularly vomit up torrents of blood. Simply standing within a few feet of these guys runs the danger of being infected if some of their blood splatters into your mucous membranes.
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membranes. Which also makes one wonder how they take weeks to dehydrate when they appear to be constantly bleeding and vomiting.
28th May '17 6:22:00 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' (and its sequel, ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'') has the Infected, which are living people driven insane by [[HatePlague the Rage Virus]]. The whole movie series is arguably the TropeCodifier. Notably, the Infected do die from starvation and dehydration in about a month, provided they're left alone. Numerous critics have pointed out that pure dehydration will kill a person in a matter of days, though, not weeks. While they do use biting as a method of attack, The Infected are never known to actually devour their victim. Their aim is purely to kill, hence why starvation eventually catches up with them. It isn't clear if the Infected ever attack each other, though they seem to be particularly annoyed at uninfected survivors. The attacks of the Infected are not actually as physically damaging as undead zombies: they're rarely coherent enough to use basic weapons like clubs, but animalistically attack, tooth and nail -- they often end up biting and infecting others, but they're not trying to. What really makes them dangerous is that infected bodily fluids are pouring out of all of their orifices, particularly that they regularly vomit up torrents of blood. Simply standing within a few feet of these guys runs the danger of being infected if some of their blood splatters into your mucous membranes.

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* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'' (and its sequel, ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'') has the Infected, which are living people driven insane by [[HatePlague the Rage Virus]]. The whole movie series is arguably the TropeCodifier. Notably, the Infected do die from starvation and dehydration in about a month, provided they're left alone. Numerous critics have pointed out that pure dehydration will kill a person in a matter of days, though, not weeks. While they do use biting as a method of attack, The the Infected are never known to actually devour their victim. Their aim is purely to kill, hence why starvation eventually catches up with them. It isn't clear if the Infected ever attack each other, though they seem to be particularly annoyed at uninfected survivors. The attacks of the Infected are not actually as physically damaging as undead zombies: they're rarely coherent enough to use basic weapons like clubs, but animalistically attack, tooth and nail -- they often end up biting and infecting others, but they're not trying to. What really makes them dangerous is that infected bodily fluids are pouring out of all of their orifices, particularly that they regularly vomit up torrents of blood. Simply standing within a few feet of these guys runs the danger of being infected if some of their blood splatters into your mucous membranes.



** In the 2010 remake, the virus that causes the Crazies, is a modified and weaponized variant of rhabdoviridae, which Rabies is a part of that family of virii; that got into the water supply of Ogden Marsh. It was modified by the US Army at Fort Detrick, with the intention of destabilizing a target population, preferably the enemies'. It was on its way to an incinerator facility in Texas, before a storm caused the plane delivering the virus to its destination; to crash into the swamps around Ogden Marsh. It got into the watershed and ends up contaminating everyone.

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** In the 2010 remake, the virus that causes the Crazies, is a modified and weaponized variant of rhabdoviridae, which Rabies rhabdoviridae (rabies is a part of that family of virii; virii) that got into the water supply of Ogden Marsh. It was modified by the US Army at Fort Detrick, with the intention of destabilizing a target population, preferably the enemies'. It was on its way to an incinerator facility in Texas, before a storm caused the plane delivering the virus to its destination; to crash into the swamps around Ogden Marsh. It got into the watershed and ends up contaminating everyone.



* The "zombies" in ''Nightmare City'', also known as ''City of the Walking Dead'', are, um, NOT walking dead at all. They're humans driven insane by a radioactive disaster, who are now driven to psychopathically murder any man, woman or child they see and spread the contamination by mere proximity. However because of their "molecular structure" they are basically immune to bullets and can only die by a gunshot to the head. The main identifier which separates them from normal humans is that their skin shows signs of extreme radiation exposure--burns, blisters, puss the whole nine yards. They seem to drink blood and eat flesh to survive, having lost most higher brain functions, but also seem to still have full motor control, can run as fast as a human, have greater strength and endurance and can use weapons. Not surprisingly, it becomes clear if the contamination spreads it'll mean the extinction of mankind.

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* The "zombies" in ''Nightmare City'', also known as ''City of the Walking Dead'', are, um, NOT walking dead at all. They're humans driven insane by a radioactive disaster, who are now driven to psychopathically murder any man, woman or child they see and spread the contamination by mere proximity. However because of their "molecular structure" they are basically immune to bullets and can only die by a gunshot to the head. The main identifier which separates them from normal humans is that their skin shows signs of extreme radiation exposure--burns, blisters, puss puss, the whole nine yards. They seem to drink blood and eat flesh to survive, having lost most higher brain functions, but also seem to still have full motor control, can run as fast as a human, have greater strength and endurance and can use weapons. Not surprisingly, it becomes clear if the contamination spreads it'll mean the extinction of mankind.



* In the Creator/DolphLundgren movie ''Battle of the Damned'', the zombies are also caused by an outbreak of a deadly virus from an illegal laboratory in a South-Asian city. A character even point out that they are not undead, although they are still called "zombies" by everyone. Although one of the robots (yes, there are {{killer robot}}s too in this movie) mention that they have lower body temperature than non-infected people, and thus quantify them as non-humans. Nonetheless, they are killed as easily as ordinary humans, by drove when it's done by professional soldiers. But they are still fast, and through sheer number they can still overpower even them.

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* In the Creator/DolphLundgren movie ''Battle of the Damned'', the zombies are also caused by an outbreak of a deadly virus from an illegal laboratory in a South-Asian city. A character even point points out that they are not undead, although they are still called "zombies" by everyone. Although one of the robots (yes, there are {{killer robot}}s too in this movie) mention that they have lower body temperature than non-infected people, and thus quantify them as non-humans. Nonetheless, they are killed as easily as ordinary humans, by drove droves when it's done by professional soldiers. But they are still fast, and through sheer number they can still overpower even them.



* The film adaptation of ''Film/IAmLegend'' with Creator/WillSmith never uses the Z-word or the V-word, or even the word "undead". The infected (referred to simply as "darkseekers") are alive and is explicitly said to be by the protagonist, who is trying to find a cure for the plague. Apparently, it started with a cure for cancer based on the measles virus, but quickly mutated and became airborne. [[spoiler:It is later revealed that one of the antidotes that Neville is experimenting with is actually successful and the infected test subject is beginning to transform back into a normal human.]]

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* The film adaptation of ''Film/IAmLegend'' with Creator/WillSmith never uses the Z-word or the V-word, or even the word "undead". The infected (referred to simply as "darkseekers") are alive and is explicitly said to be by the protagonist, who is trying to find a cure for the plague. Apparently, it started with a cure for cancer based on the measles virus, but quickly mutated and became airborne. [[spoiler:It is later revealed that one of the antidotes that Neville is experimenting with is actually successful and the infected test subject is beginning to transform back into a normal human.]]
5th Apr '17 12:53:46 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': In the show's HalloweenEpisode, Kaeloo and Quack Quack are turned into zombies after they are bitten by zombies. At the end, they are restored to normal [[MakesSenseInContext after they throw up.]]
23rd Mar '17 11:48:37 AM BeerBaron
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* Corprus Stalkers in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' are shambling creatures with powerful regenerative abilities driven (usually, some rare examples are a bit more docile, and some just die instead) by the Corprus disease to attack non-infected people. Further progression of the disease turns the victims of Corprus into 'Lame Corprus', with more extensive physical [[BodyHorror mutation]]. This being a ''fantasy'' setting, said disease is explicitly supernatural (indicated to be ''divine'' in nature, even), and there are also actual (un)dead zombies around ([[NotUsingTheZWord not by that name in Morrowind]], but that's an in-universe naming quirk of the region the game takes place in).

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* Corprus Stalkers in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' are shambling creatures with powerful regenerative abilities driven (usually, some rare examples are a bit more docile, and some just die instead) by In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'', victims of the Corprus disease to attack non-infected people. Further progression of Disease are this. Corprus victims are still living and, in-fact, are TheAgeless and have IdealIllnessImmunity. As the disease turns the victims of Corprus into 'Lame Corprus', with more extensive physical progresses, their [[BodyHorror mutation]]. This being a ''fantasy'' setting, said bodies mutate]] and their mental faculties devolve to animalistic levels, driven to attack those who are not afflicted with the disease. [[spoiler: [[PlayerCharacter The Nerevarine]] is technically one of these, as they still have the disease is explicitly supernatural (indicated to be ''divine'' in nature, even), and there but get the negative effects cured]]. There are also actual (un)dead undead zombies around ([[NotUsingTheZWord not by that name in Morrowind]], but that's an in-universe naming quirk of the region the game takes place in).as well, but they are known as "[[NotUsingTheZWord Bonewalkers]]" by the Dunmer people. (Elsewhere in Tamriel, they are actually referred to as zombies.)
21st Mar '17 9:50:51 PM angie710
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* The alcoholic drink known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_(cocktail) "the zombie"]] is called this because it is (as its name would suggest) such a strong drink that those who drink it are said to become "zombie-like" (i.e. lethargic and clumsy). The name could also be a reference to the VoodooZombie, seeing as the main ingredient in the various forms of the drink is rum. (Actually, several different ''kinds'' of rum.) The drink is so strong that the bar where it was invented established a 2-per-customer limit. (Most people, however, can only handle one, if that.)
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