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efsfsefsdf
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06:08:22 PM Jun 9th 2012
To think about it, how does Sonny qualify as a zombie? I only played a bit of the first game (I didn't like it due to the boring and limited battle ooptions) and none of the second. It seems that he exhibits none of the qualities of a zombie. He resembles more of a Ghoul from the Fallout Series. is there anything ahead of a story that actually shows Sonny being a zombie?

MrGuy
09:37:18 PM Jun 9th 2012
Well, the most obvious aspect is his green skin, which suggests a partially putrefied body. He also has supernatural powers, was found on a boat flooded with zombies, and is being hunted down by the ZPCI. While not explicitly stated, it seems fairly obvious that he's a zombie (albeit one lucky or special enough to remain intelligent).
efsfsefsdf
09:41:08 PM Jun 9th 2012
But those are not traits of zombies. Zombies are slow, brainless, vicious. The characters of Sonny are not.
MrGuy
08:03:32 AM Jun 10th 2012
Not inherently. The only thing that objectively defines a zombie is "mobile corpse."
efsfsefsdf
02:00:19 AM Jun 17th 2012
But he's not a corpse. Hes alive but mutated. The mutation was even beneficial, just like the ghouls in Fallout 3.
BioSafety
05:13:22 PM Dec 27th 2012
What evidence do you have for saying he's alive? He outright says he died, right at the beginning of the first game. Actually, he seems to me more like a Revenant (see The Undead) than anything else.
ArkadyDarell
05:48:50 PM Dec 27th 2012
edited by ArkadyDarell
I always thought the entire point of the game series was chasing after the mystery of why Sonny, Veradux, and Felicity are intelligent zombies, while the rest of the zombies we see are more normal zombies.

(Incidentally, if the OP is still around, you really should play the second game, as it improves on the first quite a bit.)
algebra17
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07:18:30 PM Apr 24th 2012
"Other ways of maintaining [his] hydration":

In the frozen village, when clicking on the frozen well, Sonny states he has exactly these. I'm wondering whether that implies he eats people like other zombies (it seems out of character), or whether I'm misunderstanding something.
David7204
07:21:25 PM Apr 24th 2012
I think it just means he absorbs water from the air.
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