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YMMV: The Zombie Survival Guide
  • Critical Research Failure: The book implies that the Zombies' muscles are necrotic, in which case they would be immobile.
    • This is most likely a deliberate Lampshade Hanging, among numerous others, to just how impossible the zombie phenomenon is in Real Life.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: For every Downer Ending and Foregone Conclusion, there are several entries where the humans kick SERIOUS undead ass.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • The Class 4 scenario is especially frightening, as it shows how screwed we really could be if that really happened. The description of the "Total Extinction" scenario is especially chilling. Not to mention the recorded attacks. Worst is the one on the Portuguese Slave Ship.
    • The Recorded Attacks companion comic manages to illustrate some of the recorded attacks, including the Portuguese slave ship. The incident with the Portugese Slave Ship had a slave ship, with all of the slaves chained in the hold as tightly as possible. A sailor got infected and somehow only bit a few of them. Those ones died and reanimated, but were too constrained to do more than nibble on the guys next to them. 24 hours later, the guy getting nibbled on reanimates. Rinse and repeat. Imagine, for a second, being the guy on the end...
    • Speaking of Recorded Attacks special mention has to be given to the "1583 A.D., Siberia" entry, where a group of Cossacks completely devour a small village's food supplies, before killing and eating several of the villagers as well. The part the "zombie outbreak" starts - where they try to eat a zombified corpse - can easily be considered Laser-Guided Karma at it's finest.
    • The concept of "Devil Dance", a game played underground in parts of the French empire in the 17th century. One man enters a pit, armed with a very small knife. In the other side of the pit is one of the undead. Up above, the rich place bets on whether the man lives or, more likely, how long he'll last before being eaten. Most of the zombies used in the game are taken from former players.
  • Nightmare Retardant: The more you know about biology, weapons, sociology and terrain, the less seriously you take the book.
  • Paranoia Fuel: If any murder you hear on the news sounds just a bit fishy, get ready.
    • The whole book makes you think that zombies are real and around the corner.
  • What an Idiot: The Chinese government's military zombie operation has slight ramifications of this, at least compared to those of Japan and Russia. For example, naming the operation "Eternal Waking Nightmare," the old Chinese name for Solanum. Were they even trying to be secretive about it? At least Japan and Russia used names that only alluded to death ("Cherry Blossom") and long life ("Sturgeon"), respectively.

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