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Bite of Scratch?

posted by Motordead on - last edited - Viewed by 978 users

So I didn't see the walker bite Lee, and the wound honestly looks more of a scratch to me. I know this is like the "Oh the shot didn't kill Carley" thread.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwpvyzUIRc8
1:12


After looking at his wrist it looks like a scratch maybe? Or hell maybe it is a bite.

Also if any mods see this please change title to "Bite or Scratch" I keep looking at my typo and its bugging the hell out of me.

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  • @Siniistar said: thats why i know they won't kill Lee. Its the same reason they won't kill Rick


    No point in dragging a character through all that crap just to kill him off. then its just pointless.


    Oh you know they won't kill lee do you? Even after being chomped on by a zombie you are SURE he will still not die? Lol

    His dead a zombie bite or scratch is death in the wd world, hell its death in most zombie films even if you cut the limb off.

  • He will die. And it will be glorious!

  • where does the scratch thing come in as deadly? Is that in the tv show?

  • Its something to do with breaking the humans skin I assume?
    In the romero world zombie blood also kills you, sure it would in this as well from all the infections.

  • Yeah, I get the passing through broken skin. Always thought it was the bite, because the infection was passed from the saliva or something into your blood. Like if you had an open wound and the zombie drool, maybe blood, got in it, you would get the probably get infected too, but I haven't heard it being passed with a scratch.

  • @rachellouise85 said: where does the scratch thing come in as deadly? Is that in the tv show?

    Well, in the show (haven't read enough of the comics to be sure, but I would assume it runs true for both), a CDC scientist states - I believe - that any skin-breaking contact with the infected, whether it's a bite or a scratch, will slowly kill the recipient. A really highly varying time window (between hours and days, usually) passes before they become feverish and fatigued. Eventually they lose consciousness and "die," for all intents and purposes - and are then reanimated as walking corpses, vis-a-vis the disease that all humans apparently have now.

  • I don't believe it is written in the comics that scratches will also give you the infection. Unless I've missed a panel somewhere, (haven't read the latest one either) Keep meaning to watch the tv show. Just need to find the time, now the more I miss, the more time I need x)

  • what I hate is that Lee CAN survive a zombie bite by amputating his arm, but it's too late for that now. Sucks, that he will probably die like that when he could've lived, but it's still pretty dramatic.

    @John W. said: Well, in the show (haven't read enough of the comics to be sure, but I would assume it runs true for both), a CDC scientist states - I believe - that any skin-breaking contact with the infected, whether it's a bite or a scratch, will slowly kill the recipient. A really highly varying time window (between hours and days, usually) passes before they become feverish and fatigued. Eventually they lose consciousness and "die," for all intents and purposes - and are then reanimated as walking corpses, vis-a-vis the disease that all humans apparently have now.

    Comics I believe have stated that you can't die from scratches.

  • Damnit! I still wanna know Lee's back story. What the heck happen with the murder thing?

    Will he be on his death bed telling his life story while Clem looks on with a gun pointed at his head?

    Let the "Player" pull the trigger. Tis only right

  • What if the bite is simply a plant to throw Lee off? I know it's a longshot, but who knows who could have been around while Lee was passed out in the study. My point is that the bite just doesn't look believable. I'm still skeptical on it's legitimacy, he could have had it the moment he woke up before going to the back yard..

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