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3rd Feb '18 2:53:32 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/RandalsMonday'': [[spoiler:Both the business bum and Murray in the apocalypse chapter]].
22nd Jan '18 8:54:04 PM GroLor
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* In ''Film/TheMummy1999'' the plague of pustules is re-interpret as Imhoptep having the power to mind control everyone infected with such, creating an army of esentially living zombies.
* Similarly to the above, in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' Enchantress' incluence turns the people in the area into AxCrazy killing machines.

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* In ''Film/TheMummy1999'' ''[[Film/TheMummy1999 The Mummy]]'' the plague of pustules is re-interpret as Imhoptep having the power to mind control everyone infected with such, creating an army of esentially essentially living zombies.
* Similarly to the above, in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' Enchantress' incluence influence turns the people in the area into AxCrazy killing machines. machines.
* Despite the name, the "zombie" horde in ''Zombiez'' never gives the impression that it consists of anything more than regular human cannibals who talk, use tools and weapons, hold people captive, die from being stabbed in the torso and at one point panic and flee at the sound of a police siren.
18th Jan '18 11:31:07 PM Hanz
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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': Rakghouls are horribly mutated monsters that spread via a disease. A single scratch can cause someone to turn. But despite their appearances and ghoulish mannerisms, they are still alive. This becomes a plot point three hundred years later in ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic''. The Rakghouls spent the time since the fall of Taris breeding, and are now the dominant life form on the planet. And yet, they still carry the Rakghoul plague and can infect anyone who tries to fight them.

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': Rakghouls are horribly mutated monsters that spread via a disease. A single scratch can cause someone to turn. But despite their appearances and ghoulish mannerisms, they are still alive. This becomes a plot point three hundred years later in ''VideoGame/TheOldRepublic''.''VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic''. The Rakghouls spent the time since the fall of Taris breeding, and are now the dominant life form on the planet. And yet, they still carry the Rakghoul plague and can infect anyone who tries to fight them.
28th Dec '17 6:48:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheCrazies'':
** In the 1973 original, there's a nerve agent airborne virus that turns people into oddly calm psychotics. It eventually either kills them or makes them kill themselves, but preferentially makes them target non-infected they have a grudge on.
** In the 2010 remake, the virus that causes the Crazies, is a modified and weaponized variant of rhabdoviridae (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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* ''Film/TheCrazies'':
''The Crazies'':
** In [[Film/TheCrazies1973 the 1973 original, original]], there's a nerve agent airborne virus that turns people into oddly calm psychotics. It eventually either kills them or makes them kill themselves, but preferentially makes them target non-infected they have a grudge on.
** In [[Film/TheCrazies2010 the 2010 remake, remake]], the virus that causes the Crazies, is a modified and weaponized variant of rhabdoviridae (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.
27th Dec '17 9:07:09 AM Woodrobin
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** An aversion are the Lobotomites from ''Old World Blues'', who basically are cybernetically reanimated zombies, having had their brains (and then some) replaced with Tesla implants that allow them to perform basic motor functions and tasks. The player character even gets turned into one, but it's specifically noted that surviving the two gunshot wounds they took to the head at the start of the game somehow allowed them to retain their higher brain functions after having their own brain removed and replaced.

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** An aversion are the Lobotomites from ''Old World Blues'', who basically are cybernetically reanimated zombies, having had their brains (and then some) replaced with Tesla implants that allow them to perform basic motor functions and tasks. The player character even gets turned into one, but it's specifically noted that surviving the two gunshot wounds they took to the head at the start of the game somehow allowed them to retain their higher brain functions after having their own brain removed and replaced.replaced [[spoiler: because the initial programming for the AI doing the surgeries had an error. The non-typical, bullet-scarred brain forced the AI to go into diagnostic mode to check for an error in the scanning, which resulted in it finding and correcting the error in the procedure.]]
22nd Nov '17 8:53:12 PM M84
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', the Infested are victims of the Technocyte virus, a highly-virulent plague that twists them into [[BodyHorror horrific abominations]]. Most of the time, the process leaves the victim mindless and feral, but a few have been left with their minds intact, albeit subverted by the greater HiveMind controlling the rest. The virus was apparently created by the [[{{Precursors}} Orokin]] as a weapon against the [[AIIsACrapshoot Sentients]], but it failed abysmally and had to be sealed away. Then [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Tengus]] discovered it and tried to weaponize it for the Grineer, only to accidentally unleash it upon the solar system. And most recently, Alad V's experiments with the virus have created a new strain [[OhCrap capable of infecting machines]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', the Infested are victims of the Technocyte virus, a highly-virulent plague that twists them into [[BodyHorror horrific abominations]]. Most of the time, the process leaves the victim mindless and feral, but a few have been left with their minds intact, albeit subverted by the greater HiveMind controlling the rest. The virus was apparently created by the [[{{Precursors}} Orokin]] as a weapon against the [[AIIsACrapshoot Sentients]], but it failed abysmally and had to be sealed away. Then [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr. Tengus]] discovered it and tried to weaponize it for the Grineer, only to accidentally unleash it upon the solar system. And most recently, Alad V's experiments with the virus have created a new strain [[OhCrap capable of infecting machines]]. [[spoiler:The Warframes themselves are Infested puppets who are remotely controlled by the Tenno through a psychic link.]]
4th Nov '17 1:57:36 AM Luppercus
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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 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 Creator/RichardMatheson's book ''Literature/IAmLegend'' (see the Literature section) has been adapted three times:
** 1964's ''Film/TheLastManOnEarth'' with Creator/VincentPrice, closer to the original novel, the infection that wipes out humanity turn them into vampire-zombie like creatures.
** 1971's ''Film/TheOmegaMan'' with Creator/CharltonHeston, the infected here are actually photosensitive mutants, fully functional intellectually, albeit kind of crazy for the change.
** 2007's
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 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.]]
27th Oct '17 6:58:31 PM Luppercus
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* In ''Film/TheMummy1999'' the plague of pustules is re-interpret as Imhoptep having the power to mind control everyone infected with such, creating an army of esentially living zombies.
* Similarly to the above, in ''Film/SuicideSquad'' Enchantress' incluence turns the people in the area into AxCrazy killing machines.
26th Oct '17 7:07:32 PM thatmadork
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* Liv, the zombie heroine of ''Series/IZombie'', maintains her intelligence and personality as long as she consumes human brain matter every once in a while, and she even still has a pulse, though much lower than a living person's - 10 beats per minute compared to the normal 60-100 beats a minute. Liv is exceptionally resilient as a result of her zombified condition; when she is shot or stabbed, she feels no pain, loses very little blood and eventually heals from the wound like a normal person would. She also doesn't need to sleep, and her alcohol tolerance is greatly increased. Her condition would certainly make her CursedWithAwesome if she didn't have to ''keep'' eating human brains to avoid ''irreversibly'' becoming a mindless, Romero-style killing machine.
24th Oct '17 2:36:22 AM Luppercus
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* The eponymous ''Film/ThePeopleUnderTheStairs'' are alive, but due to years of abuse, mutilation, lack of sunlight and basic comodities or medical attention, and been fed with human flesh, look and act like zombies.
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