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Fanfic: Respect A Woman
"I never originally intended for them to be anything other than an idle exercise in character design. I never gave them names. But they were a lot of fun to draw, and I ended up getting kind of fond of them."
Zarla

Respect A Woman is the name of the LJ Community for a shared Left 4 Dead fanfic Universe by (amongst others, including anyone who wants to join in) Zarla and Jazaaboo. Disappointed with the level of sexualisation usually involved in Rule 63/Genderswap art, Zarla designed two realistic pre-infection Special Infected, intended to be the male version's distaff counterparts. Hunter is a short, active, East Asian Genki Girl, while Smoker is a tall, whip-thin Deadpan Snarker. They meet when Hunter accidentally breaks Smoker's window and Smoker makes her work off the cost of a new one. This oddest of odd couples soon develops a firm friendship.

Then the zombie apocalypse hits. In the original storyline (since they were created as zombies to begin with), Hunter becomes infected by one of her parkour friends and infects Smoker in turn. However, over time another storyline began to take traction where the two of them proved to be immune to the virus, and not knowing what else to do, Hunter and Smoker searched for rescue and tried to survive. They meet Charger, a serious woman who knows her animals and applies her skills to predicting the actions of the zombies, and Jockey, a relatively young girl with what one might charitably describe as perception problems. These last two were designed by Jazaaboo.

The shared universe also includes storylines where the outbreak never happened, along with a Cowboy Universe and...

The one thing that never changes is the characters.


This...whatever...contains examples of:
  • Academy of Adventure: The schoolgirl AU. Some kind of ghosts or spirits stalk the grounds at night, and all four protagonists are trained in the use of some kind of weapon.
  • Action Girl: The main cast might have no practical combat experience (except maybe Charger) and they're all woefully unprepared for what happened, but they can look after themselves. For the most part.
  • Action Survivor: Smoker, Hunter, and Jockey at first, although Charger teaches them how to use guns and survive.
  • Aerith and Bob: Smoker goes to work with Griffin, Mousey (actually Angie) and Louis.
  • Alpha Bitch: Sparkles, one of Smoker's coworkers.
  • Alternate Universe: The characters show up in a number of different settings, including:
    • Hunter and Smoker before the outbeak.
    • One where Hunter, Smoker, Jockey and Charger are survivors.
    • One where they're infected.
    • One where they're infected who've been cured by the recovering government and now live in an area sectioned off for cured infected and survivors.
    • One where they're cowboys.
    • One where they're mobsters.
    • One set in an Academy of Adventure.
    • One where Travis, Hunter's friends, and David are the survivors.
    • One where Smoker, or all of the survivors, have wings.
    • One where Smoker or Hunter is a vampire.
    • One where Smoker's a serial killer.
    • One where they survived the zombie apocalypse as survivors.
    • A Final Fantasy parody.
    • A cops-and-robbers themed one.
    • An April Foolís day parody crossover with Metal Gear.
    • A Castlevania alternate universe.
    • One where they're Pokťmon trainers.
    • A My Neighbor Totoro crossover.
    • A Homestuck crossover.
    • A Puella Magi Madoka Magica crossover.
    • It's worth noting that most of these are pretty small. This is a list of the main ones.
    • In addition, the survivor and infected variants have a number of stories where one or more of them die. For the Not Immune and Sacrifice scenarios, stories are written exploring what would happen if each one succumbed. What this means is that while there are plenty of stories or sketches where one or more of them die, they're all considered to be alive unless it's specifically stated otherwise.
  • Amnesiac Lover: Both Smoker and Hunter in the Cured universe. Neither of them remember their lives before the infection, but they remember each other. When they first meet, Smoker signs (she's mute) a heart into Hunter's palm.
  • Anger Born of Worry: Smoker, oh so very much, in Now What?. Hunter disappears for a month without letting Smoker know beforehand. When she returns, Smoker blows up at her.
  • Anti-Hero: Psychopro. He kills zombies, but that's all he has going for him.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Hunter is easily distracted by bubblewrap.
    Smoker: "Having fun?"
    Hunter: "Shh."
  • Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Smoker and Hunter may fight, but it never seems to last very long.
  • Axe Crazy: Psychopro, a survivor, likes to torture and kill infected, taking trophies from his victims. He also wrote the "I'm happier now. I can kill anyone I like." graffiti that you can find in a safehouse.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: The survivors do this on occasion, usually when facing a horde.
  • Bad Ass: One of Charger's entrances has her decapitating a Hunter and saving Hunter from a Smoker in a matter of seconds without blinking twice.
  • Bad Dreams: Jockey gets these. She gets really mad, shocking everyone, when Smoker pries about them.
  • Bald Woman: Both Smoker and Hunter shaved their heads at one point.
  • Battle Couple: Hunter and Smoker, especially in the Wild West universe where Smoker's got less issues with their relationship.
  • Beautiful All Along: Subverted. Smoker cleans up pretty nice, but both she and Hunter consider it far more effort than it's worth.
  • Berserk Button: Anything that would make a tempting target for an undead can cause a temporary reversion for the Cured.
    • Charger really hates big game hunters.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Jockey's downright scary on adrenaline.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Charger introduces herself to Smoker and Hunter by killing a pair of special infected that have them pinned.
  • Bi the Way: Hunter.
  • Blatant Lies:
    Smoker: "Someone has filched my beef jerky."
    Hunter: "Wow that is the weirdest thing. I wonder who it was."
    Smoker: (with braided hair) "I assume I have (Hunter or Jockey) to thank for this."
    Hunter: "Whaaaaaat? Why would you think that?"
  • Break the Cutie: Poor Jockey.
  • Broken Pedestal: Smoker when she finds out that the Midnight Riders lip-synch. Jockey convinces her that the tape was only for emergencies, though.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Hunter at first.
    Hunter: (mentally) Tell her! Tell her! Tell her! Tell her right now!
    Smoker: "Alright Iím going to sleep."
    Hunter: "OKAY GOODNIGHT" (mentally) WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME
  • Cat Girl: Not literally, but Hunter has some very catlike traits aside from her cat-eared hoodie, such as her reaction to thunder.
  • Cigarette of Anxiety: Smoker goes through a bowl of them when the outbreak starts.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Very often, Jockey will completely veer off into her own head and insist that everything is fine and there is no zombie apocalypse, that loved ones are not in fact dead, but still alive and waiting for them somewhere, etc.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Smoker drops plenty of these when trying to quit smoking.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Gangster!Griffin hands a captured David over to Psychopro for this purpose.
  • Combat Pragmatist: The main four are no strangers to doing what it takes to win a fight.
  • Cradling Your Kill: If Smoker kills a newly-zombified Hunter, she does this.
  • Crash-Into Hello: Hunter and Smoker initially meet when Hunter misses a parkour jump and goes through Smoker's window instead.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Mousey was one of Smoker's coworkers before the Green Flu. She got her nickname because it fit. In the Cured universe, she's a survivor who ended up in curetown. This implies some level of badassery, but what solidifies it is her tackling Charger, who's having a temporary zombie reversion, and getting her to cool down without hurting anyone. Of course, the rest of the time, she's still very much a Shrinking Violet, but she's trying.
  • Curse of the Ancients: Smoker's preferred exclamations run something along the lines of "Jeezum Crow!"
  • Cute Bruiser: Hunter prefers melee weapons, and is probably the strongest member along with Charger.
  • Cute Little Fangs: Hunter is occasionally drawn with these, tying in with her cat motif. For example.
  • Dark Reprise: Smoker sings "Into the Fire" to get the group psyched up. Later, Jockey sings it when she's the Sole Survivor.
    • Pre-infection, Smoker and Hunter watched West Side Story. In Hunter's Not Immune scenario, Smoker sings it to her. While it's the same song both times, the loss is much closer to home the second time.
  • Dead Man Writing: Charger leaves the other survivors a note in her Not Immune scenario before she leaves the others. It's unknown if she's dead or a zombie, though.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Smoker. Hunter also enjoys sarcasm, but to a lesser degree.
  • Death by Origin Story: David, Charger's husband. His death is why she's so closed off. He's still alive in the mobster and cowboy universes, though, and on death's door in the Totoro crossover.
  • Deer in the Headlights: Warlock, a male survivor based on the Witch, suffers heavily from this. As he was already a tightly wound ball of anxiety during the preinfection days, you can imagine how this plays out in general when the infection hits.
  • Die or Fly: When Winged!Charger (who doesnít think she can fly) and Jockey are stuck on a roof with too many zombies to kill, Jockey jumps off the roof to force Charger to try.
  • Does Not Like Men: Smoker doesn't like anybody much, but all of the men in her life are basically slimeballs.
  • Dope Slap: Smoker to Hunter when she pranks her.
  • Dramatic Drop: Smoker drops her cigarette in Hunter's Not Immune scenario when Smoker finds out that she's becoming a zombie.
  • Driven to Suicide: In Charger's Not Immune scenario, she gets some distance between herself and the others and then kills herself rather than become a zombie.
    • Hunter dives back into the horde of zombies that the rest of the team left Smoker in.
  • Dying Alone: Not quite, but Smoker zombifies alone in her bathroom in great pain, begging for Hunter to help her.
  • Dying as Yourself: All of the survivors choose to do this in their Not Immune scenarios.
  • Dysfunction Junction: It's downplayed, but none of the survivors are good at talking about issues other than killing zombies. It's most evident in Now What? where Hunter comes back from a month-long unexplained absence and Smoker blows up at her and blows her off when she's mentally begging her to stay.
  • Enemy Within: The cured infected suffer relapses to their zombie state under certain conditions. Basically, if someone would have made perfect prey for them (someone alone on the ground for Hunter, someone on a rooftop for Smoker) then they lose control and try to kill them. It usually passes quickly, though.
  • Everyone Has Standards: The survivors will not tolerate Psychopro flirting with Jockey.
  • Expressive Shirt: Hunter's cat-eared hoodie tends to move on its own, depending on Hunter's mood. The ears in particular perk up and droop noticeably.
  • Eye Scream: Gangster!Psychopro takes David's eye.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When sheís about to be overrun by a horde of zombies, Charger does not give an inch, just readies her machete.
    Charger: "Alright."
  • Fascinating Eyebrow:
    Hunter's friend: "Why you got a hole in your sleeve?"
    Hunter's friend: (Fascinating Eyebrow)
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Subverted with Smoker - she tends to act and appear rather masculine (to the point where people get to thinking...), but she can still cook just fine (although according to Hunter, it may be a bit of an acquired taste). However, her laziness means that she tends to only cook when Hunter's around or if her team convinces her to make something.
  • Fighting Your Friend: In the Infected Universe, Hunter turns zombie and attacks Smoker.
  • Four Girl Ensemble
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Hunter is Sanguine.
    • Charger is Choleric.
    • Smoker is Melancholic.
    • Jockey is Phlegmatic.
  • Freudian Slip:
    Smoker: "You can't just come home at all hours-I have work in the morning, you know that? Honestly-"
    Hunter: "Did... you just say this was my home?"
  • From a Certain Point of View: When Mousey asks about the scratches on Smoker's back, she tells her that they're from a stray cat that occasionally comes around and eats her food, instead of from Cat Girl Hunter.
  • Future Badass: The Sole Survivors can be seen as this. All of them are considerably more battle-worn than they are in the main Survivor universe, and have been killing zombies for longer.
  • Genki Girl: Hunter is constantly active, related to her interest in Parkour.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Hunter slaps Smoker when sheís trying to quit smoking and a Jerk Ass because of it.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: We donít hear Charger telling the other survivors about Botflies. We do hear their reactions:
    Hunter: "JESUS CHARGER, STOP! IíM NEVER GONNA SLEEP AGAIN!"
    Smoker: "Jeesum Crow!"
    Jockey: (shocked silence)
  • Groin Attack: Cowboy!Hunter shot a man in the groin at one point, and punches another there when he starts hassling her.
    Cowboy: "Ain't you a little coarse for a gal?"
    Hunter: (Groin Attack) "Ain't your balls a little punched for a man?"
    Smoker: "Another one? You need to stop doing that."
  • Girl on Girl Is Hot: Invoked for laughs at how unrealistic many fantasies about Girls Love works, including Self-Fanservice and the whole "lesbians will totally make an exception for me!" idea.
  • Girl with Psycho Weapon: Jockey with a chainsaw, especially if she's on adrenaline.
  • Handicapped Badass: The cured protagonists are all this. Because they're still partly zombies, Charger only has one arm, and it's no good for anything delicate. Smoker lost her tongue and one eye. Hunter's blind and Jockey's very hunchbacked and withered. They're all quite strong and capable of killing people, though.
  • Happily Married: Charger was, before the apocalypse.
  • Heroic BSOD: Jockey gets a pretty bad one after she demolishes her delusions by shooting zombie David.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: All four of the survivors get a chance to do this in the Sacrifice scenario.
  • Hidden Depths: Smoker and Jockey are great lovers of music, from the Midnight Riders to showtunes. Hunter, naturally, teases Smoker mercilessly for this. On the other hand, Hunter herself likes some rather embarrassing music...
    • Charger's familiar with The Music Man, which surprises everyone.
  • Her Name Really Is Smoker: Hunter and Smoker started out as Rule 63'd hunter and smoker special infected. When they became characters, they kept the titles, and Charger and Jockey were named the same way.
  • Huge Girl, Tiny Other Girl: Hunter and Smoker, natch.
  • The Hyena: Like her infected counterpart, Jockey reacts to almost everything with laughter, even when it's not appropriate.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: In the Not Immune scenarios, Charger is the only one willing/able to kill herself. Charger Mercy Kills the others.
  • If It's You, It's Okay: The tone of Smoker and Hunter's relationship.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight: Smoker attempts this with Infected!Hunter, but she's too far gone to listen.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Serial Killer!Smoker cooks and eats her victims.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Hunter shows up for a date with Smoker wearing lime green and neon purple. Smoker, understandably, makes her change.
  • Improvised Weapon: Smoker threatens Infected!Hunter with a pair of scissors. It works about as well as you'd expect, although there is an Alternate Universe where Smoker kills Hunter with them.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: This gets exaggerated with Smoker. Her cough is one of the first signs of zombie infection, and the virus works so fast that she's almost entirely a zombie soon after.
  • Insistent Terminology: Smoker constantly refers to parkour as parking. She knows how to say it, but likes to annoy Hunter by saying it wrong.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: Cured!Smoker and Hunter. Mousey mistook it for a fight once.
  • Is This What Jealousy Feels Like? Hunter gets a little jealous of Jockey when she and Smoker start bonding, and has little experience with the feeling.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: When Smoker's trapped under a car, she forces the others to go on without her, even threatening to shoot herself if they don't go.
  • Jerk Ass: Griffin, Smoker's egotistic co-worker.
    • Psychopro. It's amazing that the survivors endured his company for as long as they did. In the end, they chained him to a lamppost for the horde.
  • The Knights Who Say Squee: Smoker, of all people, for the Midnight Riders.
    Smoker: I LOVE YOU MIDNIGHT RIDERS! WOOOOOOOO!
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Psychopro abandons his team to get to the safehouse, only to be jumped by the jockey inside.
  • Last Request: Before Smoker goes to restart the generator in her Sacrifice scenario, she asks Charger to stop Hunter from following her.
  • Lethal Chef: Hunter. "I tried to boil an egg once and I burned it."
  • Loners Are Freaks: Subverted with Smoker; while she prefers to be alone, it's never presented as any kind of character flaw or something that has to be fixed.
  • Luminescent Blush: Smoker in any sexual situation, and she hates it. Hunter of course mocks her for it.
  • Magic Antidote: The Cured universe greatly averts this trope. The cure for the Green Flu is a mix of surgical procedures and scientific experimentation that takes a long time to work. It stops the zombies from trying to kill people... most of the time. They relapse to their zombie state if they see something provoking (basically anything they were good at killing as zombies). The military can't do much about the bodies of the mutated special infected, though. Cured specials still look a lot like they did as zombies, just less bloody.
  • Mama Bear: Just about any version of Charger. She looks out for the rest of her team, whether they're survivors or zombies. Someone else being in danger is a Berserk Button for her in the Cured universe.
  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl: Again subverted, as Hunter actually likes Smoker for her introvertedness, and has no desire at all to change her.
  • Mercy Kill: In the Not Immune scenarios, Charger delivers these to the others, as they're unwilling/too far gone to do it themselves.
    • Charger killed the animals at her zoo when the outbreak hit because no one could take care of them.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Played with. Hunter is bi, and Smoker genuinely doesn't consider herself to be gay, but people tend to make assumptions... which may or may not be true...
  • Mood Whiplash: Cured!Jockey goes from celebrating remembering a song to wailing in anguish as the song reminds her of the people she killed as a zombie.
  • More Expendable Than You: One of the reasons Smoker decides to sacrifice herself in her Sacrifice scenario is that she "probably only had a few years left anyway."
  • Mr. Exposition: The scientist at the beginning of the cured AU explains how the zombies have been doing, what heís trying to accomplish, how their mission is going, etc. Itís justified because heís talking into a recorder.
    • Another scientist tells the newly cured protagonists about the procedures performed on her and some of the symptoms that the cured will experience.
  • Music for Courage: Employed fairly frequently by Jockey, and on occasion by Smoker (usually with a bit of armtwisting).
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In the Infected universe, Smoker broadcasts this trope if she kills Hunter in self-defense as she's turning.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Hunter really likes the idea of being fed upon by Vampire!Smoker.
  • No Name Given: We donít know Davidís last name. Heís even referred to as ďMr. [blank]Ē
  • Noodle Incident: Smoker got arrested once. She doesn't like talking about it.
    • Hunter also seems to like messing with Smoker. For example:
    Smoker: "How the blazes did you get footsteps on the ceiling?"
    Hunter: "Well it wasn't easy."
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Hunter, although this comes from her origins as a zombie that tore people apart with her bare hands.
  • Not So Stoic: If Hunter's in danger-really in danger, not just a little banged up-Smoker looses her cool really fast.
    • Charger is able to hold herself together for the others if Hunter or Smoker dies, but she breaks down if Jockey dies.
  • Occidental Otaku: Holy crap Foxie.
  • Odd Friendship: Most of the survivors, but especially Hunter/Smoker and Smoker/Jockey.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: In the Survivor universe, Hunter rushes to Smoker to warn her about the zombies to find her standing over a pile of corpses with a baseball bat.
    • Hunter shows Smoker some of her parkour tricks. The camera stays focused on Smoker, but whatever Hunter was doing was death-defying enough to demolish Smoker's feigned disinterest.
  • Older Than They Look: Jockey's at least 21.
  • One Head Taller: Smoker with... almost everyone, men and women alike. Also comes from her zombie origins, as Smokers are taller than all other infected.
  • One of the Boys: All of Hunter's friends were guys, until they all turned into zombies anyway.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted with the main cast. No one ever comments on how their names are the same as some of the special infected.
  • "Open!" Says Me: Hunter can't pick locks, but she can bash them open.
  • Out Of Character Is Serious Business: Smoker's a Deadpan Snarker, Charger is The Stoic, Jockey is a Cloud Cuckoolander, and Hunter's pretty cocky about the apocalypse. If one of them starts acting radically different, then things are really bad.
    • For reference, Charger doesn't lose her cool when she realizes that the four of them are trapped and going to die. The events of Jockey's Not Immune scenario leave her dangerously close to the Despair Event Horizon and showing it.
    • Jockey sobers up considerably when things get really bad, and even yells at Charger at one point.
    • A downplayed example occurs preinfection. Hunter enters Smoker's apartment through her door, as opposed to her window, because she hurt herself parkouring.
  • Le Parkour: Hunter has several running buddies for this, and tends to practice all the time, even in public and on people. This hobby led to their meeting in the first place.
  • Please Wake Up: The infected have some trouble determining that one of their number is dead, not just asleep or wounded.
    • Sole Survivor!Jockey maintains that her friend's corpses are just sleeping.
    • Some of Hunter's lines if Smoker dies and vice versa implore the other to wake up/get up.
  • Politically Incorrect Anti-Hero: Psychopro, oh so much. He doesn't seem to be capable of getting through a sentence without saying some kind of slur against someone.
  • Precision F-Strike: Charger gets a precision something strike in Smoker's Not Immune scenario when she realizes that Smoker's becoming a zombie.
  • Puff of Logic: When it is pointed out that Cured!Smoker canít use an artificial voicebox, she switches to a phone with text-to-speech.
  • Punch a Wall: Hunter when she gets really mad and frustrated, such as Chargerís version of the Sacrifice scenario or Smokerís version of the Not Immune scenario.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Hunter and Smoker, as well as Jockey and Charger.
  • Rule of Drama: The survivors encounter a zombified David.
  • Sanity Slippage: When Hunter disappeared for a month, Smoker did not take it well. She all but stopped eating and sleeping until Hunter got back.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Subverted with Charger, who's the calmest and most level-headed of the four to the point where Hunter wonders if she had her sense of humor removed.
  • Scars Are Forever: Charger has a large scar across her face from an encounter with a crocodile.
    • Cowgirl!Smoker has a bunch as well.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: Griffin and Sparkles abandon Psychopro to a Jockey at one point. To be fair, they were probably just looking for an excuse.
  • Serial Killer: There's an alternate universe where Smoker is one.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Smoker insists that this is the case to Jockey.
  • Smoking Is Cool: While Smoker might have the right attitude for it, she's physically the weakest of their team.
  • Sole Survivor: We've seen what happens to each of the protagonists if they lose the others.
  • Sleep Cute: Hunter and Smoker do this a few times. It helps that Hunter has No Sense of Personal Space.
  • The Stoic: Smoker and Charger both put up a tough front.
  • Straw Misogynist: A couple of minor antagonists.
  • Suddenly Shouting: Jockey when singing a song that calls for this, such as Mother Mother.
  • Symbol Swearing: Everyone does this.
  • Team Mom: While not exactly lampshaded, Charger does state once that the only children she has are the three in her team. This position is later supported by her reaction to Hunter being attacked. She was also known (before the apocalypse) for charging to the defense of her employees if they were in danger, causing them to give her the nickname "Mother Elephant". Her protectiveness and anger when roused is also a reference to her zombie origins - as an infected, she charges to the defense of other zombies, and won't let her victim go until she or they're dead.
  • Tears of Blood: Happens to Hunter when she starts to turn. Gets upped to Eye Scream when Smoker remarks that it looks like her eyes are melting.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Smoker does NOT like Jockey most of the time.
  • Tempting Fate: Hunter narrowly averts this.
    Hunter: "If you say "How could this get any worse?" I'm going to have to kill you."
  • Therapy Is For The Weak: Cured!Hunter and Smoker believe this. Chargerís not so sure.
  • There Was a Door: Hunter always enters Smoker's apartment through the window.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Charger teaches the rest of the team a lot about using and reloading weapons.
  • Too Much Information: Psychopro reacts this way when the survivors start discussing their periods. He ends up running off screaming.
    Hunter: "#$%@, if Iíd known it was that easy I would have done it hours ago."
    Charger: "So immature for a grown man."
    Jockey: "Wow."
    Smoker: (smirks)
  • Tragic Keepsake: Charger's wedding ring.
  • True Companions
  • Tsundere: Smoker is extremely Tsundere, Hunter is one too to a lesser extent.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even as zombies, Smoker, Hunter, Jockey and Charger stick together. There's a number of endings (and the beginning of the Cured stories) where they die (or are sedated) holding one another.
  • The Unintelligible: Cured!Smokerís missing her tongue, so she canít pronounce anything. She gets by with text-to-speech, a voicebox (which vanishes in a Puff of Logic) and a notepad.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: Hunter for Smoker.
    Hunter: (After being badly beaten by a guy she was fighting) "HE @#%@ PUSHED YOU, I JUSTĒ
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Hunter and Smoker. "I'm stealing your wallet." "That'll be a neat trick after I snap your neck."
    • Hunter and her parkour buddies as well. They dangle each other off roofs by the ankles for fun.
  • Wall of Text: Charger produces one when asked about bonobos.
  • Widow Woman: Charger's husband died when the apocalypse hit.
  • When She Smiles: Smoker.
    Hunter: "YESS I love getting you to smile, it's like seeing an eclipse or something!"
  • Younger Than They Look: Smoker's about 30, but between her smoking and her archaic speech patterns she appears older.
  • Zombie Infectee: The premise of the Not Immune storyline is that one of the survivors is Not Immune.
  • Zombie Apocalypse: Part of the default setting.
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