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If It's Not the Bite that Does It, What's the Big Deal?

posted by MisterMisfit on - last edited - Viewed by 458 users

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As revealed in episode 2, infection isn't spread by a zombie bite... but then why does episode 3 throw this out? For example, the Macon girl is treated like a lost cause cos her leg was bitten. And then of course the biggest example being Duck suffering a small bite.

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  • @Kiel555 said:

    2) Reanimation happens pretty fast. How fast? Don't know....just fast.

    It varies. Duck lasted around 3 hours before he turned.

  • @Saracenar said: Didn't you read the second sentence right after that?

    I would agree with the previous posters that a bite is fatal and however you die you become a zombie, but then it would make me look like a hypocrite, considering what I just said above.

    ;)

    He edited his post while I was typing mine.

  • @skepticalguy90 said: He edited his post while I was typing mine.

    No.

  • @t0rec said: This..

    Also I think it's not the "zombie" infection in the bite itself that kills at a fast rate because we're already infected in the game. Could be other infections considering walkers won't care for the virtues of proper mouth hygiene.

    For example in the natural world the komodo dragon hunts this way. Their saliva contains all kinds of nasty micro organisms and they looooove rotten meat. Usually they'll just bite a couple of times, stalk their prey till it croaks due to a festering sickness and then they'll feast. Maybe walkers are a bit like komodo dragons in that way. ;)

    Yeah...maybe...whatever is in a walker bite is fatal though in a short amount of time.

  • @Drbg said: It varies. Duck lasted around 3 hours before he turned.

    What Drbg is saying only applies to how long it takes to die from a walker bite. Once you die, you reanimate into a walker at a fast rate. How fast...unknown...just fast. If we knew, say reanimation after death occured in say 5 minutes, then maybe Kenny could have waited say 2 minutes to confirm Larry was dead...but we don't have this kind of info yet and it may not be true.

  • The bite doesn't make you turn, but it DOES kill. The only way to survive a bite is to have wherever you were bitten to be IMMEDIATELY amputated.

  • Well, On Episode 3 you can see that the bite is... Lethal. Only a small bite can cause death, Such as on duck... They'll all turn when they die. It's inevitable.

  • Lee hasn't tried amputation yet. He probably has never been as desperate as Rick with a bite victim. Where was Duck bitten? It might have crossed Katjaa's mind if she hadn't been focused on saying goodbye to Duck and her family.

  • @Master of Aeons said: Lee hasn't tried amputation yet. He probably has never been as desperate as Rick with a bite victim. Where was Duck bitten? It might have crossed Katjaa's mind if she hadn't been focused on saying goodbye to Duck and her family.

    Well, he was bitten on his back. No way could that be separated from the body without killing him.

  • @Awesoke said: Well, he was bitten on his back. No way could that be separated from the body without killing him.

    lol yea no way that could work :D

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