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* DeathByAdaptation: In the BadFuture, Bob Cratchit dies instead of Tiny Tim, who instead becomes a zombie who ''can't'' die. In the present day, [[spoiler:Scrooge himself dies after saving the day]].

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In the BadFuture, Bob Cratchit dies instead of Tiny Tim, who instead becomes a zombie who ''can't'' die. die.
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In the present day, [[spoiler:Scrooge himself dies after saving the day]].

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* NotUsingTheZWord: While the title of the book and behind-the-scenes features mention zombies, the story itself doesn't call them that.

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* NamedByTheAdaptation: Belle's husband was unnamed in the book, and is given the name Edmund here.


** Jacob Marley was one of the first recorded victims of the Hungry Death, and helped spread the plague among the populace.



** Jacob Marley was one of the first recorded victims, and also helped spread the plague through his own bitterness and greed.


* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:The horse biting Scrooge when he tried to help it nurtured his hate and evil, leading him to nearly doom the world]]. Notably, Scrooge lampshades how petty an event it really was after his reformation.

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* CynicismCatalyst: [[spoiler:The horse biting Scrooge when he tried to help it nurtured his hate and evil, leading him to nearly doom the world]]. Notably, Scrooge lampshades how petty an event it really was after his reformation.



* PatientZero: [[spoiler:Scrooge contracted the Hungry Death from a horse, which rotted after administering the bite, and then he became the carrier to the rest of the world]]. Jacob Marley was one of the first recorded victims.

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[[spoiler:Scrooge contracted the Hungry Death from a horse, which rotted after administering the bite, and then he became the carrier to the rest of the world]]. world]].
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Jacob Marley was one of the first recorded victims.victims, and also helped spread the plague through his own bitterness and greed.


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* RaisingTheSteaks: Zombified, ghostly horses are seen on the stairs to Scrooge's bedroom, and [[spoiler:as a young man Scrooge contracted the Hungry Death from an infected horse]].

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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Through narration and art, this is Scrooge's reaction to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.
-->Scrooge knew he would not awaken from this, safe in the comfort of his soft bedsheets. Old Jacob Marley's prediction demanded one final Spirit. Scrooge, now quite well versed in the comings and goings of Spirits, understood this to be a simple fact--Here was not a Thing in which to seek comfort.

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* CompositeCharacter: [[spoiler:The Ghost of Christmas Past is also Scrooge's ex-girlfriend, Belle]].

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Scrooge pretends to be Marley so the gentlemen asking for help will leave.

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* DeathTakesAHoliday: The story starts with "Death had lost its grip, to begin with" and goes into detail about how the Hungry Death began to spread. [[spoiler:After Scrooge reforms, this no longer applies]].


One Christmas Eve, as a plague of zombies inexorably sweeps through London, Scrooge refuses to help anyone affected by the circumstances, including his nephew Fred, his clerk Bob Cratchit, and especially the Hungry Dead themselves. He's visited by the zombie of his former partner, Jacob Marley, who warns Scrooge that he will be visited by three other spirits in his only hope of changing himself and saving the world. For Scrooge has much more to do with this plague than he'd care to admit, and humanity's time is almost up...

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One Christmas Eve, as a plague of zombies inexorably sweeps through London, Scrooge refuses to help anyone affected by the circumstances, including his nephew Fred, his clerk Bob Cratchit, and especially the Hungry Dead themselves. He's visited by the zombie ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, who warns Scrooge that he will be visited by three other spirits in his only hope of changing himself and saving the world. For Scrooge has much more to do with this plague than he'd care to admit, and humanity's time is almost up...



* JacobMarleyWarning: With the twist that Marley is not a ghost, but a zombie.

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* JacobMarleyWarning: With the twist that Marley is not only a ghost, but also a zombie.


''Zombies Christmas Carol'' is a limited miniseries published by Creator/MarvelComics in 2011. While not connected to their ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'' line, it has themes in common with the work, featuring renowned characters battling the zombie apocalypse--in this case, Ebenezer Scrooge of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''.

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''Zombies Christmas Carol'' is a limited miniseries published by Creator/MarvelComics in 2011. It's written by Jim [=McCann=] and illustrated by‎ David Baldeon and Jeremy Treece. While not connected to their the ''ComicBook/MarvelZombies'' line, it has themes in common with the work, featuring renowned characters battling the zombie apocalypse--in this case, Ebenezer Scrooge of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol''.

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** The initial description of Scrooge as someone whose heart was so frozen that no temperatures could affect him, taken from the book, foreshadows [[spoiler:his role in spreading the Hungry Death]].


* PatientZero: [[spoiler:Scrooge contracted the Hungry Death from a horse, which rotted after administering the bite, and then he became the carrier to the rest of the world]]. Jacob Marley was one of the first recorded victims, however.

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* PatientZero: [[spoiler:Scrooge contracted the Hungry Death from a horse, which rotted after administering the bite, and then he became the carrier to the rest of the world]]. Jacob Marley was one of the first recorded victims, however.victims.

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