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Deimos Anomaly June 29 2012 06:36 PM

In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
..put on a suit of medieval full-plate knight armour?

http://www.wassonartistry.com/images...t/IMG_0192.JPG

Instant, near-total invulnerability to zombie bites and scratches.

A squad of plate armoured knights with sharp swords and shields could easily cleave through a zombie horde, decapitating as they went. A follow up eachelon could destroy the severed heads (immobilised but still active as long as the brain is undamaged) in their wake at leisure.

auntiehill June 29 2012 06:40 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
Well, if they were fast zombies, the armor would make it a bit difficult to run away from a quickly-approaching horde. Plus, you can't really see for shit in those helmets.

Plus, not many modern-day people have a full suit of armor lying around the house. Those who did would probably only have replicas, which aren't that strong.

Mr. Adventure June 29 2012 07:01 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
Quote:

auntiehill wrote: (Post 6567664)
Well, if they were fast zombies, the armor would make it a bit difficult to run away from a quickly-approaching hoard.

As long as you never fell over you'd be fine...

Klaus June 29 2012 07:22 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
I can't help posting this classic xkcd in response:

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/319/outbreak.png

Admiral James Kirk June 29 2012 08:18 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
If the zombies ever do rise I'm going to a S & M store and stocking up on chainmail shirts. I'll have to see if they have chain mail pants as well. I don't want to be stuck in the middle of a zombie apocalypse in nothing more than a chain mail shirt and a pair of assless chaps. :lol:

Mr. Adventure June 29 2012 08:19 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
You wouldn't want to become ass-imilated into the zombie ranks.

Sindatur June 29 2012 08:38 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
As Auntie said, not many folks have one sitting around their home, and you'll likely to have to survive going through a horde to get to somewhere that had one, and where might that be. Imagine if you barely survived getting past the Zombies, and getting into someplace you thought would have one, and then find out there isn't one there, so, you have to survive through the horde again to continue your quest. And then of course, there is the lack of mobility she mentioned.

Sure it would be a decent and maybe even a great idea, if you happen to have one, or have access to one, but, what are the odds?

Lonemagpie June 29 2012 08:57 PM

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Argh!

It's Horde!

Mass of hostile beings = Horde
Pile of treasure stashed away = Hoard

Mr. Laser Beam June 29 2012 08:58 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
Here's a better idea:

Flamethrower.

auntiehill June 29 2012 08:59 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
Quote:

Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 6568306)
Argh!

It's Horde!

Mass of hostile beings = Horde
Pile of treasure stashed away = Hoard


Yes, it is. I shall edit that.

Sindatur June 29 2012 09:37 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
Quote:

Lonemagpie wrote: (Post 6568306)
Argh!

It's Horde!

Mass of hostile beings = Horde
Pile of treasure stashed away = Hoard

Mine's edited too

Coulda been worse

Sold Sex for Money = Whored

Admiral James Kirk June 29 2012 09:42 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
I whored myself to a horde for a hoard! :D

Sindatur June 29 2012 09:50 PM

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Quote:

Admiral James Kirk wrote: (Post 6568528)
I whored myself to a horde for a hoard! :D

Well played :devil:

davejames June 29 2012 09:56 PM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
Well zombies are usually depicted as being pretty strong, so they'd probably rip the helmet (or some other piece of armor) right off.

And since you wouldn't be able to run away, you'd be screwed.

Leviathan June 30 2012 02:45 AM

Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...
 
....ooo Knight Vs. Zombies - the next summer blockbuster


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