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Kirkman on bites

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I Decided to look it up this what i found not sure if its true but it says they quoting Kirkman on the bites and turning into a zombie.

Robert Kirkman wrote:
The rule is: WHATEVER it is that causes the zombies, is something everyone already has. If you stub your toe, get an infection and die, you turn into a zombie, UNLESS your brain is damaged. If someone shoots you in the head and you die, you're dead. A zombie bite kills you because of infection, or blood loss, not because of the zombie "virus."[3]

So if Lee does not get a fever or have lots of blood loss he wont become a zombie.

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  • @shedim said: Unless it is a an infection caused by a virus, bitten people could be easily cured by treating them with antibiotics.


    Where did you get that idea from? To treat a viral infection you would have to know HOW to fight it. Penicillin isn't a univerals weapon.

  • @Sox&Rocks22 said: I'm not sure what Kirkman's on about. In The Walking Dead, bites are a death sentence. I can recall several occasions where a character gets a minor bite but still dies or has to get a limb cut off. Maybe its just that its impossible not to get a bad infection from a bite.

    Bites and Zombification are separate. This is a very simple conecpt few people around here can wrap their heads around. So let me make it simple:

    Bites = death

    Any death besides brain damage = zombification

    So, if a person gets bitten, they die. Then they zombify. But they also zombify if they get shot, stabbed, old age, starvation, or bleeding out. A bite is 100% lethal. If you all in this thread still don't understand, then you all must be zombies.

  • @Demopan said: Bites and Zombification are separate. This is a very simple conecpt few people around here can wrap their heads around. So let me make it simple:

    Bites = death

    Any death besides brain damage = zombification

    So, if a person gets bitten, they die. Then they zombify. But they also zombify if they get shot, stabbed, old age, starvation, or bleeding out. A bite is 100% lethal. If you all in this thread still don't understand, then you all must be zombies.

    Yeah I already knew this. In fact you just reiterated what I said in the quote. The only reason were calling it into question is because of Kirkman's quote. So I'm just trying to understand where hes comming from.

  • @8Bit_System said: You shouldn't beat horses... dead or alive... you should much rather sing with them!

    http://www.heuhof.de/en/pferde.html


    LOL! Ok, which song do dead horses prefer?? :D

  • @Sox&Rocks22 said: Yeah I already knew this. In fact you just reiterated what I said in the quote. The only reason were calling it into question is because of Kirkman's quote. So I'm just trying to understand where hes comming from.

    Sox,
    I hope I understand what you mean because I'm going to try and explain it again in this thread. We all have the "virus" in Kirkman's world. We will all die eventually and reanimate unless someone gives us a "dome" shot prior to death.

    The virus seems (in my opinion based on the tv show, I haven't read the comic yet) to be accelerated when bitten by an infected walker, that's it. Yes, amputation is an option depending on the bite, how long after and what you have to treat the wound but the fact of the matter is we are all infected, it is going to happen anyway unless we find some futuristic alien who can sequence DNA and cure us.

    I don't see that happening.....

  • @Degenerate10 said: What if you pour bleach on it immediately?

    Lol Micheal Jackson...

    Too soon?


    But in all seriousness, I've heard people compare zombie bites to komodo dragon bites. They don't actually have venom, just a lot of gross stuff in their mouths/saliva. I know that there are ways to survive a komodo dragon bite, if you have a ton of antibiotics and immediate medical attention, but I don't know if Lee will get that...

  • @Demonseed said: LOL! Ok, which song do dead horses prefer?? :D

    I am pretty sure they combine them... embracing eternity. :D

  • @Desmodus87 said: Lol Micheal Jackson...

    Too soon?


    But in all seriousness, I've heard people compare zombie bites to komodo dragon bites. They don't actually have venom, just a lot of gross stuff in their mouths/saliva. I know that there are ways to survive a komodo dragon bite, if you have a ton of antibiotics and immediate medical attention, but I don't know if Lee will get that...

    Komodo dragons do have venom: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komodo_dragon#Saliva

  • People are getting too hung up with real life vs kirkman's world.
    In kirkman's world zombies have saliva. In real life a living zombie IS possible, but not a undead one like in kirkman's world. In real life bodies will decay within only a few months if exposed to the elements, especially in georgia heat. They will lose all water. A dead body is exactly that, a dead body. It has no way to create ATP for the energy to move. It wouldn't have saliva or any liquids left after a few days.

    But it kirman's universe they DO have saliva. They CAN move, even against real life physics. And they even seem to decay a lot slower than real life. In the comics they have been around for over a year now, so by then every single walker from the start of the outbreak should be fully decomposed and be only skeletons or damn near it from being constantly exposed to all the elements. (it actually would only take a few months for a walker to decompose fully). Yet in macon at the inn you still had a ton of zombies running around when it's been 3 months since the outbreak, and that all should be mostly decomposed.

    Heck, in the comics all the survivors now know that if you will die, you need your brain destroyed, so every single survivor has since been made sure to be stabbed or shot through the head, meaning no new zombies are introduced anymore for the most part. The outbreak *should* thus be over after a year or more in the comics, with being shot/stabbed in the head becoming essentially a new pre-burial practice, but i have a strong feeling somehow kirkman is going to overlook that small fact from real life physics too.

    It's these things which are WHY kirkman tells you how the specific date, how the virus started, etc shouldn't matter. It's because the point of the ZA is simply supposed to be symbolic, and the characters, their drama, and all the moral tests and lessons they create just make a good story and show you how fragile life is.

  • This Thread is hillarious......quoting doctors for zombie bite advice LMFAO

    ...keep goin

    wtf_is_this_shit2_RE_73_Million_Sharks_K

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