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Old June 29 2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...

..put on a suit of medieval full-plate knight armour?



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.
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Old June 29 2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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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.
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Old June 29 2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...

auntiehill wrote: View Post
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...
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Old June 29 2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...

I can't help posting this classic xkcd in response:

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Old June 29 2012, 08:18 PM   #5
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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.
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Old June 29 2012, 08:19 PM   #6
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You wouldn't want to become ass-imilated into the zombie ranks.
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Old June 29 2012, 08:38 PM   #7
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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?
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Old June 29 2012, 08:57 PM   #8
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Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...

Argh!

It's Horde!

Mass of hostile beings = Horde
Pile of treasure stashed away = Hoard
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Old June 29 2012, 08:58 PM   #9
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Re: In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...

Here's a better idea:

Flamethrower.
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Old June 29 2012, 08:59 PM   #10
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Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
Argh!

It's Horde!

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

Yes, it is. I shall edit that.
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Old June 29 2012, 09:37 PM   #11
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Lonemagpie wrote: View Post
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
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Old June 29 2012, 09:42 PM   #12
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I whored myself to a horde for a hoard!
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Old June 29 2012, 09:50 PM   #13
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Admiral James Kirk wrote: View Post
I whored myself to a horde for a hoard!
Well played
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Old June 29 2012, 09:56 PM   #14
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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.
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Old June 30 2012, 02:45 AM   #15
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....ooo Knight Vs. Zombies - the next summer blockbuster
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