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Basic Trope: The traits of zombies differ between multiple works.
  • Straight: Danny is a zombie with super-healing abilities.
  • Exaggerated: Danny is a zombie that can grow their entire body back from just a single drop of blood or fleck of skin in minutes.
  • Downplayed: Danny's healing abilities are the same rate or slower than a living human's.
  • Justified: Danny's zombie body has turned off most of its systems (breathing, heartbeat, etc) and focuses its energy on healing wounds.
  • Inverted: Danny is a human with the power to heal zombies.
  • Subverted: It turns out a voodoo priest is the one supplying the magic to heal zombies.
  • Double Subverted: ...But then that same magic is found to linger without his intervention as they turn on their master.
  • Parodied: Danny the zombie's arm falls off, and he "heals" it with band-aids and duct tape.
  • Zig Zagged: Danny heals a broken toe, then stitches an arm back on, then heals a bullet wound, then stitches a hand back on...
  • Averted: Danny just rots and hungers for the flesh of the living.
  • Enforced: With all the zombie films and books coming out these days, writers need their stories to stand out.
  • Lampshaded: "Man, I thought zombies weren't supposed to heal like that!"
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited:
    • Someone kills Danny by tearing his chest open, shoving a grenade inside, and letting him heal over the hole before he can get it out.
    • Danny gets inside a locked building by tearing off enough body parts to squeeze through a small window, and heals when he gets inside.
  • Defied: The voodoo priest that resurrected Danny wants his zombies to be just like the classic zombie films, because he's a fan of those movies.
  • Discussed: "As if walking dead ain't enough, now they can grow their arms back too!"
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: All the different contradicting stories about zombies' abilities makes it impossible to come up with a failsafe plan to fight them.

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