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"Is there an agreed definition of what is a zombie and how they get that way? Not that I know of. I think zombies are defined by behavior and can be 'explained' by many handy shortcuts: the supernatural, radiation, a virus, space visitors, secret weapons, a Harvard education and so on."
― Roger Ebert, The Crazies Review

The power to use the abilities of zombies. Variation of Undead Physiology.

Also Called

  • Dead Guy Mimicry/Dead Man Walking/Walking Dead
  • Homo Necrosis Physiology (Humans Only)
  • Zed Physiology/Mimicry
  • Zombie Mimicry

Capabilities

User with this ability either is or can transform into a Zombie, an animated corpse brought back to life by variety of means, such as dark magic. The user's body is dead, possibly decomposing and lacking most physical needs and weaknesses.

Skin color of zombies can also vary widely, ranging from normal color to greens, blues, grays and even other colors. Their gait can also vary, from limping, sliding their feet on the ground or have the "arms forward" stance.

There are several variations of zombies, mostly defined by how they are created:

  • Type C: Construct. Similar to Frankenstein Monster, this is the zombie you get when attempting to reanimate somebody/bodies from the dead — With Science, For Science! — causing them to Come Back Wrong. If they go berserk (which they probably will— zombies will be zombies), the good news is that they have an almost zero chance of spreading Zombification and creating a Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Type F: Flesh-Eating. Your typical B-Movie zombie, it eats the skin, brains, or various other organs from the living, typically turning them into zombies — which makes them a lot like a ghoul. Can also be merged with Type V or P.
  • Type P: Plague-Bearing. Created by a virus or occasionally machine or some-such. These are the zombies that are guaranteed to turn others into zombies due to their highly communicable virus or nanobots or whatever. Almost always merged with Type F. Often technically Living Zombies.
    • Type PS: Parasite. A subtype of Type P, these zombies are created specifically via exposure to a form of parasitic life-form, be it the only stage or part of a series of mutations.
  • Type R: Revenant. An older variety, originating in European folklore, less prone to rotting and falling apart, which normally retains intelligence, and memories of its previous life. They are driven by a single burning purpose, most often vengeance or true love, driven by a desire so strong it can overcome even death. While conceptually very old, and the prototype from which many other undead derive, the Revenant has fallen out of favor for more modern breeds of zombie, and for the bloodsucking vampire.
  • Type V: Voodoo. The original zombie. Reanimated by Dark Arts or merely a living person brainwashed via drugs for Mind Control. May either do their creator's bidding or go insane and turn into Type F. This is a common type encountered in video games and RPGs such as Dungeons & Dragons.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

Trivia

  • The term 'zombie' originates from Haitian folklore. In fact, the first zombies were said to have originated in Haiti as part a Haitian cult due to voodoo magic.
  • Debatably human zombies can be a subspecies of humanity because they belong to the genus, homo, which translates to human.

Known Users

See Also: Our Zombies Are Different.

Video Games

  • Zombie Jake (Subway Surfers)
  • Zoe (Subway Surfers)
  • Axe Zombies (Blood)
  • Bloated Butchers (Blood)
  • Zombies (Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned)
  • TK Baha (Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned)
  • Bi-O (Bust a Groove 2)
  • Zombies (Call of Duty Series)
  • Zombies (Castlevania)
  • Zombies (Conker Series)
  • Zombies (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Hsien-Ko (Darkstalkers)
  • Lord Raptor (Darkstalkers)
  • Zombies (Dead Island)
  • Zombies (Dead Rising Series)
    • Frank West (Dead Rising); should he fail to get Zombrex
    • Katy Greene (Dead Rising 2); should she fail to get Zombrex
    • Tyrone King (Dead Rising 2); should he fail to get Zombrex
  • Infected (Dying Light)
  • Zombies (Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem)
  • Risen (Fire Emblem Awakening)
  • Zombies (Half-Life Series)
  • Zombies (The House of the Dead Series)
  • The Infected (Left 4 Dead)
  • Dark Purveyors (Lolipop Chainsaw)
  • Zombies (Minecraft)
  • LeChuck (Monkey Island); formerly, before becoming a demon
  • Zombies (Paranoia Series)
  • Zombies (Plants Vs. Zombies Series)
  • Infected (Prototype Series)
  • Zombies (Quake Series)
  • The Undead (Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare)
  • Zombie John Marston (Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare)
  • Zombies (Resident Evil)
  • Dark Knights (Return to Castle Wolfenstein)
  • Undead Warriors (Return to Castle Wolfenstein)
  • Zombies (Return to Castle Wolfenstein)
  • Zombie Gat (Saints Row)
  • Rottytops (Shantae)
  • Abner Cadaver (Shantae)
  • Poe (Shantae)
  • Ms. Fortune (Skullgirls)
  • Squigly (Skullgirls)
  • Rotting Robbies (Skylanders)
  • Deke Kay (Tattoo Assassins)
  • Yoshika Miyako (Touhou Project)
  • Zombie (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Wario (Wario Land)
  • Zombie Guards (Wolfenstein 3D)
  • Zombies (XCOM: Enemy Unknown)
  • Zombies (Zombies Ate My Neighbors)
  • Infected (ZombiU)

Literature

  • Reginald "Reg" Shoe (Discworld)
  • Windle Poons (Discworld)
  • Mr. Slant (Discworld)
  • Baron Saturday (Discworld)
  • Zombies (Goosebumps)
  • Zombies (Skulduggery Pleasant)
    • Vaurien Scapegrace
  • Zombies (Warm Bodies)
  • Zombies (World War Z)

Manga/Anime

  • Them (Highschool of the Dead)
  • Ayumu Aikawa (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?)
  • Phantom (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Guardian ÄRM, V (Fünf) - Dead Dragon (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Yuuhi Hajime (Monster Musume)
  • Zombina (Monster Musume)
  • Panty (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Stocking (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt)
  • Ling Ling Wong (Rosario+Vampire)
  • Babu (Sankarea)
  • Otoki (Sankarea)
  • Rea Sanka (Sankarea)
  • Sid (Soul Eater)

Live Television/Movies

  • Rotgut (Ace Lightning)
  • Zombies (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Empty Child (Doctor Who)
  • Liv Moore (IZombie)
  • Kuroto Dan/Kamen Rider Genm (Kamen Rider Ex-Aid)
  • Zombies (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Infected (Resident Evil Series)
  • Zombies (Return of the Living Dead Series)
    • Tarman
  • Sheila Hammond (Santa Clarita Diet)
  • Zombies (Shaun of the Dead)
  • Heidi (Summer in Transylvania)
  • Zombies (Supernatural)
  • Officer Matthew "Matt" Cordell (Maniac Cop III: Badge of Silence)
  • Zombies (Night of the Living Dead Series)
  • Zombies/Walkers (The Walking Dead)
  • Zombies (Wizards of Waverly Place)
  • Zombies (World War Z)
  • Zombies (Disney's Zombies)
  • Zombies (Zombieland)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Zombozo (Ben 10)
  • Briar Harvestar (Bone Comics)
  • Sawyer (Camp Lakebottom)
  • Mantha (Casper's Scare School)
  • Zombies (Catscratch)
  • Evil Ernie (Chaos!/Dynamite Comics)
  • Senior Citizombie (Codename: Kids Next Door)
  • Solomon Grundy (DC Comics)
  • Black Lantern Corps (DC Comics)
  • Zombies (Gravity Falls)
  • Zombies (The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
  • Zombies (Hotel Transylvania)
  • Zombies (Invader Zim)
  • Zombies (The Life & Times of Juniper Lee)
  • Marvel Zombies (Marvel Comics)
  • Voodoo Zombies (Marvels Comics)
    • Simon Garth/Zombie
    • Eric Williams/The Grim Reaper; formerly
    • The Unliving X-Humed
  • Zombies (Mona the Vampire)
  • Ghoulia Yelps (Monster High)
  • Sloman Mortavitch (Monster High)
  • Moanica D'kay (Monster High)
  • Abracadaver (The Powerpuff Girls)
  • Zombies (Pucca)
  • Zombies (Scooby-Doo! Series)
  • Space Zombies (The Simpsons)
  • Chiro (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!); temporarily
  • Zombies (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!)
  • Astro Zombies (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2012 TV series)
  • Maggot (Zombie Hotel)
  • Fungus (Zombie Hotel)
  • Rictus (Zombie Hotel)
  • Funerella (Zombie Hotel)
  • Jeebies (Zombie Hotel)
  • The Colonel (Zombie Hotel)
  • Uncle Von (Zombie Hotel)

Web Animation

Web Original

Others

  • The Thriller (Michael Jackson's Thriller)

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