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If you kill a walker and its teeth land on your skin does it count as getting bitten?

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In episode 3 when the walker grabbed hold of Duck and Katjaa, I did not see a chance for the walker to bite duck, only when the walker fell on duck that was the only time the walker even touched him because katjaa was holding the walker... This has made me think that maybe dead walkers can infect you too? So if Carl kills a walker and their teeth lands on Carl will Carl get infected too?

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  • I should have known. Pole - a house hold item, sharpened at one end, and used to kill zombies during an apocalypse. duh

  • @Corcline27 said: I should have known. Pole - a house hold item, sharpened at one end, and used to kill zombies during an apocalypse. duh



    HAHAHA :D You use guns in the apocalypse, yet it only brings more dead on you. It doesn't make any sense either, when ya think about it(unless cornered by a horde or something).

  • I'll say this: when the camera is focused on Lee and shows him raising his gun, that's when the walker gets a very quick diving attack on Duck, pushing through Katjaa then biting him. She then pushes him back off Duck just in time before the camera snaps back.

    What I'm trying to say is, it happened off-screen during the struggle. At least, that's what i think.

  • If it cuts skin then all sorts of diseases that could be in a rotten corpse can enter your system.

    Seriously how hygienic can a dead rotting corpse be? One that eats people alive and *gasp* doesn't brush its teeth?

  • Since all zombie fiction is different, and I'm assuming that a lot of this is based off of what has been established in the comic, does a zombie bit itself automatically turn someone into a zombie? Or does a bite or whatever just make it extremely likely that someone will die, and the death itself is what turns them? I know that anyone who dies will turn if the brain is not destroyed.

  • @saladdays said: Since all zombie fiction is different, and I'm assuming that a lot of this is based off of what has been established in the comic, does a zombie bit itself automatically turn someone into a zombie? Or does a bite or whatever just make it extremely likely that someone will die, and the death itself is what turns them? I know that anyone who dies will turn if the brain is not destroyed.



    The bite kills you, and once you're dead you turn. If the wound is severed from the body quickly enough you can live, but otherwise it is guaranteed death.

  • I say that nothing is certain, for in most cases no one survives long enough to keeps the bite long enough to find out. I mean, how many people have we seen that were bitten and we saw them die BECAUSE of the bite. We've seen them get sick, but besides for say Duck, maybe Lee, and Amy, and maybe a few others that I could have forgotten, you really don't see people die of the bite. It seems certain they get sick, and symptoms are 100%, and that TWD's Kirkman has said as well as those characters in the franchise have revealed that everyone is infected, and a bite is fatal. Whether that is true, will probably never be seen. Someone could have had the potential to survive but was put out of misery, or maybe there is a way to be treated(without amputation) that is not known, but nothing has proven that a bite is not fatal. So until we see otherwise, a bite is fatal unless amputated.

  • So let me make sure I understand. Is everyone infected with the zombie "virus" that will ultimately turn them into zombies once they die? And a zombie bite is just highly infectious, and will kill someone from infection, but won't necessarily turn someone to a zombie by itself?

  • @saladdays said: So let me make sure I understand. Is everyone infected with the zombie "virus" that will ultimately turn them into zombies once they die? And a zombie bite is just highly infectious, and will kill someone from infection, but won't necessarily turn someone to a zombie by itself?



    Everyone is already infected with the 'zombie' virus. The bite basically kills you and then when you're dead the zombie virus kinda...activates? So if you die in any way, shape or form and your brain isn't destroyed, bitten or not. You will turn.

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