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->''"Years after the crippling outbreak that turned most of the human population into undead, a small community of survivors have taken up residence on an island, home to the abandoned facilities of the Argus Research Campus."''
-->--LOG ENTRY #1536

''[[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php The Zombie Hunters]]'' is a ScienceFiction-{{Horror}} {{Webcomic}} by Jenny Romanchuk, running since late 2006, set in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture years]] [[AfterTheEnd after]] the ZombieApocalypse. Originally conceived as a private [[SelfInsert self-insert]] comic for herself and [[WriteWhoYouKnow friends]], after they featured in a funny dream involving zombies, Romanchuk posted some strips online, then decided to [[CerebusSyndrome expand on]] the concept when they were well-received. It updates weekly on Mondays and occasionally Thursdays. It can be read [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com here.]]

The story centers on a [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits motley]] but [[ShellShockedVeteran seasoned]] crew of young, government-sponsored DisasterScavengers, (the eponymous "[[SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom Zombie Hunters]]") all [[TyphoidMary carrier]] {{Zombie Infectee}}s dividing their time between coping with their [[WeHaveReserves expendable]], [[FantasticGhetto segregated]] [[FantasticCasteSystem status]] at home, and trying [[EverythingTryingToKillYou not to get bitten]] in the [[DeathWorld wastelands]] filled with [[OurZombiesAreDifferent multiple]] [[SuperPoweredMooks "species"]] of zombies. When not fighting for their lives, [[ScavengerWorld searching for salvage]] or {{Plunder}}ing, they're training in NewMeat, [[TokenHeroicOrc among them]] a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-zombie]] who chafes as much at having to work [[TheGenerationGap with his juniors]] as he does at their treatment of him. Alongside all this, A.R.C [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate doctors and scientists]] keep working to FindTheCure for TheVirus, [[TheEngineer engineers]] keep technology running, Red Halos keep order, and ordinary civilians go about their lives.

It all sounds perfectly reasonable and civilized. It isn't.

(The comic is rated R for violence, disturbing images, coarse language, and the occasional zomboobie)

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* ActionGirl: Jenny, Maureen, Sammie.
* ActionPrologue: "Time to run."
* ActionSurvivor: The Zombie Hunters. The ones that live, anyway.
* AfterTheEnd: If not after than at least in the midst of The End.
* AllThereInTheManual: A significant amount of background information can be found on the website.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Dr. Isaac Mercer already.
* ApocalypseHow: Class 1: Human Die-Back, but only just. In this [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] [[AfterTheEnd Post]]-ZombieApocalypse, TheVirus was a DepopulationBomb, humans are an EndangeredSpecies, and Earth is [[DeathWorld overrun]] by TheUndead. The struggle to avoid ''[[InferredHolocaust becoming]]'' a full-bore Class 2 is a driving force in the plot.
* ArtEvolution: In the early chapters, the character designs were simpler, with some {{Animesque}} stylistic conventions, particularly during comedic moments. Beginning at Chapter Three, and coinciding with the plot's turn for the [[GenreShift dark]], the designs become more realistic and the atmosphere more gritty and detailed.
* ArtShift: The details get cranked up to 11 whenever a zombie shows up. On the other hand, {{Animesque}} facefaults still manifest at given comedic moments.
* AStormIsComing: [[spoiler: Jasper all but tells Maureen this just before the outbreak on the ARC expands in earnest.]]
--->'''Maureen''': "Laying it on a bit thick, aren't you?"
--->'''Jasper''': "I wish I was! Everybody's got their own agenda. Mercer's [[FindTheCure trying for a cure]], Masao doesn't think we should leave the island at all. You don't want Arthur agreeing with that. And Ilea? [[spoiler: She thinks she's got a solution to the [[TyphoidMary infected]] on the Island already.]]"
* AuthorAvatar:
** Jenny-As-Author shows up in [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=92 this strip]] to [[FlippingTheBird respond]] to readers pointing out a PlotHole.
** And [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=298 here]] to inform people about the printed comic.
* {{Badass}}: Wastelanders, which many Zombie Hunters are. Basically, the known survivors who were surviving without [=ARC=].
** BackToBackBadasses: Milo and Jenny, usually in promotional art pieces.
** BadassLongcoat: Most Zombie Hunters. Charlie's is of the BadassLabcoat variety.
** BadassNormal: Most of the main cast.
* BaldOfAwesome:
** Charlie.
** [[spoiler:BaldOfEvil: Charlie again. Before he was a 'half-life'.]]
* BattleCouple: Jenny and Milo [[spoiler:before the accident]]
* BattleCry: "[[ShapedLikeItself Battle Cry]]!"
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
** Katie, according to WordOfGod. [[spoiler:[[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=266 When she says she knows how to fence,]] [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=351 she's NOT kidding.]] ]]
** It has been theorized that a Mercy could protect their dying victim from a Berserker. Mercies are ''easily'' the nicest and gentlest zombies.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy + GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath = [[UhOhEyes Uh-oh.]]
* BlackSpeech: The zombies' grunts and moans.
* BodyCountCompetition
* BodyHorror
* BoobsAndButtPose: Mocked [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=425 here]].
-->Show your best sides at the same time! Spine Removal!
* BreakTheCutie: Happened to Jenny and Katie at some point in the past. The long flashback gets around to depicting the events in question.
* BulletProofFashionPlate: Charlie, especially his [[BadassLabcoat labcoat]]. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=92 this strip]]
* CaliforniaDoubling: Romanchuk uses Sault Ste. Marie Ontario for wherever her Hunters travel.
* CasualDangerDialog: Jenny and Sammie, to the point where other characters start asking them to shut up.
* ChaoticStupid: Chaotic Shortbus; one of the Red Halo guys riding with Maureen levies this accusation against Jenny and her cadre in the first arc. Maureen doesn't disagree.
* ChekhovsGunman: Milo and James turn up [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=102 in the ARC propaganda film]] a full chapter ahead of their introduction.
* TheChewToy: Jameson.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Katie, again. She's always been a little off, but it's recently been revealed that [[spoiler:she's a severe PTSD-case and ''hallucinates'' zombies when frightened]]. Her style of [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=252 being]] [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=282 friendly]] is likely a result of this.
* ClusterFBomb: Take out the profanity and the script gets a lot shorter.
** [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=111 ''Perfectly'']] lampshaded here.
* CorruptTheCutie: Katie. She goes from [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=133 a skirt-wearing, well-manicured young woman]] to an [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/galdisplay.php?num=133 unkempt]] BadAssLongCoat [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/galdisplay.php?num=133 tomboy]] in the span of ~11 months. [[spoiler:Milo's death]] probably has something to do with it. Pretty sure [[spoiler:James's death]] didn't help either.
** As bad as those are, they probably can't beat Katie [[spoiler:disemboweling a Raider. With a sword.]]
* CosyCatastrophe: The survivors at ARC.
* CouldHaveBeenMessy: When Jameson's mom showed up.
* CreepyChild: Technically she's a young adult, but Katie still counts.
** In one page, she hands Charlie a book to read her, telling him that chapter 3 is the best part. That book is titled "Ebola: A History."
* CradlingTheirKill: Mercy Zombies.
* TheDeadHaveEyes: A new Basilisk zombie who has had his ''entire face'' eaten off is still able to use [[DeadlyGaze a paralyzing gaze]] on his victim, employing only his empty eye sockets.
** When [[spoiler: Mrs. Walters commits suicide, it's shown that she failed to do so in a way that wouldn't let her raise again by the [[RedEyesTakeWarning glowing red eyes from her room.]]]]
* DebutQueue
* DeerInTheHeadlights: "Freezing up" in in-world slang. The characters have started taking bets over whether newbie zombie hunters will do this when confronted with the slavering hordes for the first time.
* DirtForcefield: Look at all that blood! Wait.
* DisasterScavengers: The actual job of the so-called Zombie Hunters.
* DoesntLikeGuns: [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=352 Charlie]], as seen in this sequence.
* DoomedByCanon:
** [[spoiler:Milo.]]
** And the kid with the Dinosaur Plush in a side arc.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Mrs. Walters, Jameson's mom, since she is the only member of her family left after her son was violently killed.]]
* EarthIsABattlefield: And humanity is losing big time.
* EpicFlail: Brick Flail! [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud Battle Cry!]]
* EverythingIsTryingToKillYou: Life as a Zombie Hunter is usually measured in hours--days if you're lucky. [[spoiler: And like any good ZombieApocalypse story, zombies are only the most obvious of the Everything. Fellow humans are nearly as bad.]]
* ExpressiveShirt: Jenny's [[IconicItem signature]], [[NumberOneDime much-loved]] orange bear [[NiceHat hat]].
* FacelessGoons: Most of Red Halo.
* FacialHorror: One way to go due to hungry zombies. [[spoiler: Jameson bites it this way.]]
* FantasticCasteSystem: The infected live in roach and rat infested barracks, unlike the more mobile noninfected, and only the infected are expected to serve as Zombie Hunters.
* FantasticRacism: Jenny makes her attitude towards Charlie [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=239 very]][[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=253 obvious]].
** The infected in general suffer this, as they are not ''nearly'' treated as well as the non-infected people in the ARC. [[spoiler: To the point that one of the leaders of the ARC evidently has a "solution" for them.]]
* FascistsBedTime: Humans infected with the dormant form of TheVirus live under severely restricted conditions for the safety of the uninfected.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Jasper
* FieldPromotion
* FingerlessGloves
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Jenny [[spoiler:previously Milo]]
** TheLancer: Sammie
** TheBigGuy: Charlie
** TheSmartGuy: Katie, the team's navigator
** TheChick: Also Katie, Jameson
** TheSixthRanger: It varies, but often Maureen
* FlippingTheBird: A common answer to annoyance.
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler: Milo will die.]] We already knew this because we are introduced to him ''after'' he's died. We see him only through flashbacks. A lot of them. [[spoiler:Actually, now he HAS died.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: In spades.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Mercer... maybe.
* GallowsHumor: The majority of the jokes in the series (particularly while out in the field).
* GeniusCripple: Megan
* GlassCannon: Crawlers. Just as infectious as the rest, but nigh-harmless to the experienced. One bite is still fatal.
* {{Gorn}}: Mostly [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman zombie]] gorn, but still. Nearly all zombie-caused deaths, as well.
* GuestStarPartyMember: Daniel, Jasper, James ([[spoiler:''extremely'' briefly]]).
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Sammie
* {{Hatedom}}: Mrs. Walters, Jameson's mom, got one after [[spoiler:attacking Katie out of nowhere. To the point some ''really'' wished [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=298 Sammie or Maureen got to her first]]...]]
** Looks like it might get worse. [[spoiler: She's an Infected, and is aware of the fact that her death will cause her to reanimate if it's not done via BoomHeadshot. When she committed suicide, she didn't do it that way. Which means there is now a]] ''[[spoiler: Basilisk zombie on the ARC island.]]''
** [[spoiler: And now there's a full fledged outbreak. NiceJobBreakingItHero.]]
* TheHeart: Sammie. She can sometimes appear like it. Subverted, as she '''is not''' this.
* HeroAntagonist: The main cast is often right off AntiHero generally. The Red Halos and zombie hunters don't get along. The main Halo we see is Jasper, the resident {{Jerkass}} guy.
* HorrorHunger
* HowManyFingers
-->'''Sammie''': How many hallucinatory fingers am I holding up?
-->'''Katie''': *flips Sammie the bird*
-->'''Sammie''': Atta girl!
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Jenny is quite proficient with a shovel
** [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=58 Sammie]], as seen in the page image, used a brick. The below quickly followed.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Two words: Brick Flail.
* InfantImmortality: Averted. A short strip details a kid running away from the zombies after the initial outbreak. Eventually they find an abandoned house in the woods, the kid goes to sleep hiding under a bed and is woken by a zombie dragging him out. It's heavily implied the kid is killed.
** When the zombie team discovered the abandoned house, a Zombie walks out that [[FridgeLogic looks very much like the kid's dad.]]
* IsThatWhatHeToldYou: Jenny has one of these going on in regard to [[spoiler:Milo's death]]. Arthur refers to it as an "accident," when really [[spoiler:he ordered the hit himself]].
* ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] as a [[TitleDrop chapter title]]
* JadeColoredGlasses: All the veteran zombie hunters have had most of their joy and optimism ground out of them.
* JerkAss: Jasper
* JerkAssWoobie:
** Charlie can be an uptight, surly jerk to pretty much everyone around him, but it's hard not to feel sorry for the poor guy as he earnestly tries to get along and relate to his new squadmates as they coldly rebuff him. Megan's pretty much the only real friend he has, and the only person who treats him like a human being.
** In theory, all of the main cast can be considered this. Many of them are [[ActionSurvivor Wastelanders,]] who were brought to the ARC after having survived on their own in the wasteland for a very long time, and some of whom had traumatic lives even before that (like Sam, whose parents were ''extremely'' abusive). And then, upon being brought onto the island, are treated badly by the [[FantasticCasteSystem ARC]] and by the [[FantasticRacism island's populace]]. Even Milo, who is easily the nicest person on the team, is notably a KnightInSourArmor as a result of all this.
** Mrs. Walters. Considering [[spoiler:the only family she had left is dead]], and all.
*** [[spoiler: And now she has committed suicide.]]
** Jenny, [[spoiler: following the death of Milo.]]
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:James]]
* LeParkour: The Hunter zombies do this. [[ParanoiaFuel Really silently]].
* MaleGaze: In-comic example [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=292 here.]]
* ManInWhite: The half-zombie is dressed in bright white - and manages to stay that way - despite his constant wading through blood and gore. He explains how this is possible while during a "fan mail" strip : he uses Gain laundry detergent between every panel.
* TheMedic: Sammie and Megan.
* [[{{Mentors}} The Mentor]]: [[CynicalMentor Isaac]], [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Arthur]], and [[SexyMentor Megan]].
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Was strongly, strongly implied to be the case for Megan for a long time. [[spoiler:[[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=404 Confirmed]] during the flashback arc.]]
* MercyKill:
** A decently-likely necessity if you survive being -- [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/zombies.php played with]] -- by Berserkers.
** One of type of zombie is called a [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/zombies.php#mercy Mercy]]. They actively seek out the suffering, protect them from other zombies, then put them out of their misery while gently cradling them in their arms. It's both touching and terrifying.
* NiceHat: Doubles as an ExpressiveShirt.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: [[ZombieGait Crawlers]], which aren't dangerous unless you get [[PersonalSpaceInvader within]] [[DeadlyLunge reach]], or they attack ''[[ZergRush en masse]]''.
-->[[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=136 "They're only crawlers! Just shoot 'em! With your gun! The gun in your hands there!"]]
* NightmareFuelColoringBook: A child's doodles feature bloody monstrosities labelled "Mom" and "Dad" eating his sister and dog. It's that trope's picture.
* {{Ninja}}: Functionally, Hunters. Excerpt from the Hunter entry:
-->I will always find you. Before you ever find me.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The Berserker zombie's modus operandi.
* NoisyGuns: Averted: a gun runs out of ammunition with no accompanying sound whatsoever
* NoodleIncident: "The Accident," the cast's shorthand for referring to how [[spoiler:Milo died]]. Turns out [[spoiler:Japser murdered him]].
* NotGoodWithPeople: As the cast page notes, Charlie has trouble understanding why pointing out the flaws in his teammates' plans doesn't get him any respect.
* OlderSidekick: The role Charlie's handlers have forced him into alongside more experienced Zombie Hunters, [[YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb all of whom are under thirty]]. His resentment is palpable.
* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: {{Justified|Trope}}... there aren't a lot of scientists left.
* OneHeadTaller: Milo and Jenny
* OnlyOneName: Charlie
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: There are at least seven different types of zombie, ranging from the shuffling, pathetic Crawler to the deadly efficient Hunter. Two other types have superabilities to paralyze or incapacitate humans, and yet another exists to give a sickeningly gentle MercyKill to the suffering. Perhaps the most feared are the Berserker zombies, which have near-human intelligence, are insanely strong, and like to kill slowly and creatively.
* PaintingTheMedium : Zombies get the BlackSpeech bubbles, whether or not they're being "translated".
* ParentalAbandonment: It's hard to find a character with even one living parent.
* PersonalSpaceInvader: Katie when being friendly. As seen in the latter {{Cloudcuckoolander}} link.
* PetTheDog: [[JerkAss Jasper]] defending Katie from some [[FantasticRacism bullies.]] {{Lampshaded}} in TheRant.
* PistolWhipping
* PleaseSubscribeToOurChannel: A now-defunct "Please Vote" initiative included incentive bonus art.
* {{Plunder}}: What DisasterScavengers wouldn't skim a little off the communal salvage? Or hide contraband [[VictoriasSecretCompartment in their bra]] to smuggle in on the sly? Or foolishly [[TooDumbToLive lead their team]] [[YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb into a zombie-infested]] [[ForbiddenZone Red Zone]] while looking for things to [=loot=]? "I [[HeartSymbol <3]] [=looting=]" even appears as a FunTShirt slogan ''[[RefugeInAudacity worn]]'' by a Zombie Hunter.
* PoliceState: The Argus Research Campus (ARC)
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Milo and Megan]]
* PretendWereDead: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. Charlie's HalfHumanHybrid nature allows him to stride purposefully through the groaning, shuffling zombie hordes, peevishly bellowing for his teammates, [[NoZombieCannibals completely unmolested]].
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: averted in the most [[{{Gorn}} gory]] way imaginable
* PutOnABus: Daniel. He hasn't been seen since the comic began its epic flashback storyline. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that he was apparently a new addition to the group--''ala''-Jameson--at the start of the story, and the flashback hasn't caught up to his introduction yet.
** TheBusCameBack: He has finally returned as of Chapter 18.
* PuttingOnTheReich: Red Halo
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: On a botched mission, Charlie rants at great length how his young team-mates are all going to die since [[YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb Youth Is Wasted On The]] TooDumbToLive.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Basilisk class of zombie sports red irises instead of the typical [[GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath white]], to denote its uniquely [[DeadlyGaze paralyzing gaze]].
* RedShirt: Several, most notably [[spoiler:Jameson]]
** The death of [[spoiler: Jameson]] caused a DespairEventHorizon with his mother, who is also a widow.[[spoiler: So much so, that she decides to end her life, [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=611 which is going to cause problems, seeing as she was infected.]] WordOfGod states that he was never really a red shirt, but just a catalyst for an incoming ripple effect.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: Jenny to Arthur Adams.
* TheReveal: It turns out [[spoiler: Jasper killed Milo, apparently under Arthur's orders.]]
* RuleOfScary: Why do zombies want to eat you? Why do some want to torture you to death and others want to give you a nice deadly cuddle? Because it's fucking scarier that way, that's why.
* ScarpiaUltimatum: Apparently part of the deal Maureen makes with Jasper to get her friends to safety after a botched mission.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Mercer does this particularly well.
* ScavengerWorld: The survivors in the Wastelands.
* SelfInsertFic: The principle characters are based upon the comic's artist and friends (right down to their hometowns).
* ShootOutTheLock
* ShootTheDog: Nobody catches a break in this comic.
* ShoutOut:
** ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''
** ''VideoGame/HalfLife''
** ''Franchise/DeadSpace''
** ''VGCats''
--> "It's a brick flai..."
--> "No. No it's not."
** ''Film/BladeRunner''
** ''TheAnimalsOfFarthingWood'': Farthing Woods is the name of an apartment complex.
** ''TheSixthSense''
--> "Well, Jenny. I have something to tell you. I see '''dead''' people."
* SkirtOverSlacks: Katie wears a skirt over her slacks. No one is really sure why, not even her teammates.
* SlasherSmile: [[AllThereInTheManual The Manual's]] Berserker is a [[TriumphantExample/SToU Most Triumphant Example]]Charlie had one, but he got better.
* SlowMotionFall
* SourSupporter: Charlie, chafing against his position as OlderSidekick and the foolhardiness and immaturity of his more seasoned, but much ''younger'' teammates.
* StandardBleedingSpots: Of the over-one-eye variety.
* [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable Strapped to a Hospital Bed]]: [[spoiler:Charlie]], the first time Jenny meets him. He [[NotHimself wasn't quite himself]] at the time.
* {{Subtext}}: Several places. The subtext corners the text in a dark alley, beats it up, and steals its lunch money in the sequence of strips starting [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=98 here.]]
* SuperSpeed[=/=]SuperReflexes: Hunters and Berserkers.
* TakingTheBullet: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]. Charlie puts up an arm to block a zombie bite intended for his [[NoOneGetsLeftBehind wounded teammate]] Katie. Since he's a [[HalfHumanHybrid Half]]-[[OurZombiesAreDifferent Zombie]], it [[spoiler:[[MajorInjuryUnderreaction barely]] [[NighInvulnerable registers]] as [[OnlyAFleshWound painful]]]] to him.
* TeamDad: Charlie is a dysfunctional version towards Jenny, lecturing and yelling orders he knows will go ignored, but when his teammates are threatened, he becomes brutally efficient.
* TeamMom: Maureen.
* TearOffYourFace: One MauveShirt gets his face eaten off. He is [[AndIMustScream alive and paralyzed]] during this process. He shows up in the next couple pages as a faceless zombie.
* TemptingFate[=/=]{{Foreshadowing}}: [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=266 I won't be here forever, Charlie.]]
* TooDumbToLive: A deeply frustrated Charlie's [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech opinion]] of his young teammates,(Jenny in particular) after a routine mission goes FUBAR.
* TranquilFury: Mau sure looks calm for someone who probably [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=82 is so mad she can't see straight.]]
* TrueCompanions: What a good team of zombie hunters should be.
* TyphoidMary: All the Infected.
* TheUndead
* UndeathlyPallor: Apart from his mismatched zombie eye, this also more subtly marks Charlie as undead.
* VictoriasSecretCompartment: According to Sammie, the perfect place in which to smuggle beer. Jenny tries it, but... well...
* TheVirus: D'uh. Subverted as a ZombieInfectee isn't killed by it, but they will turn upon dying (of natural causes or otherwise).
* VitriolicBestBuds: Jenny and Sammie. Probably.
* WasOnceAMan
* WhamLine: Page 603 has two in rapid succession.
** "Good, then I can make this quick. [[spoiler: You're all leaving the island immediately.]]"
** "There's a lot going on at ARC that you don't know about. [[spoiler: Megan's death wasn't an accident.]]"
* WholeEpisodeFlashback: Chapters 5 to 21. The comic took six whole years to [[HowWeGotHere slowly work its way back to the present]], but it finally got there.
* WimpFight
* WritingForTheTrade
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Sammie's is an indeterminate dark blue, or possibly an artistically-represented black.
* YourMom: [[http://www.thezombiehunters.com/index.php?strip_id=81 Sammie and Jenny]] share some CasualDangerDialogue.
-->'''Sammie''': These guys could be, like, berserker zombies.
-->'''Jenny''': Heh. Berserker zombies [[KillItWithFire on fire]].
-->'''Sammie''': In '''bed'''.
-->'''Jenny''': With?
-->'''Both''': ''YOUR MOM!''
* YouthIsWastedOnTheDumb: The opening arc finds the Zombie Hunters led astray into a zombie-dense "red zone," for three days straight, because the young team captain felt like doing a little looting.
* ZombieApocalypse: But of course.
* ZombieGait: Some zombies do the requisite shuffle and moan, but others are swift, silent, and lethal. Mercies are graceful and patient, while Berserkers are swift, loud, cruel, ''and'' lethal.
* ZombieInfectee: Infected humans "turn" shortly after death. The introduction of zombie saliva into the bloodstream (usually through a bite) causes an active infection which is fatal within hours. But contact with any other bodily fluid merely causes a latent infection in which the Virus remains dormant and has no real effect on the victim's health. Infected humans may spread the Virus to others but they will not die of it themselves.
* ZombiePukeAttack: The comic features 7 different subspecies of zombie, one of which can attack by vomiting a sort of corrosive poison up to 50 ft. Suitably, they are called spitters.
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