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View Poll Results: What would you do after getting bitten by a zombie
Run away and let the infection take effect, thus you become a walker. 7 21.88%
Inform your groupmates and let them decide your fate. 9 28.13%
Kill yourself with a shot to the head. 13 40.63%
Keep quiet and stay in the group. 5 15.63%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old January 3 2014, 12:33 PM   #31
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Re: If you were bitten by a zombie

I wish there was an option to go out fighting more zombies (like T-Dog).

If there were no zombies in the area (the one that bit me was the last one), I'd wait until the last minute before doing choice #3, though I'd rather be more useful in the end.
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Old January 3 2014, 02:19 PM   #32
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Re: If you were bitten by a zombie

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Anyway, I voted that I'd leave the group and go somewhere else. That way, no one has to kill me prematurely, but I won't be attacking their group. Seems fair to me.
If the difference is a matter of hours, I'm not sure the concept of "premature" death has any real meaning here.

If you inform your group, they can take care that your remains won't be in a position to harm others. Surely that's worth a few crummy hours of your life?
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Old January 3 2014, 02:19 PM   #33
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Yeah, but what if I'm wrong and I'm not actually infected. I also don't want to get shot prematurely
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Old January 3 2014, 10:26 PM   #34
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The final episode of the first season established that the "you part" of the brain never comes back just the most basic, animal, functions of the brain. There's been some suggestion that some instinctual habits and/or memories may influence the zombie's actions but overall the zombies are walking corpses with no remains of the former person.

Hell, the idea that "the original person is gone" is pretty much the way zombies have worked in all forms of fiction, the zombies are purely active corpses with no awareness or real personality of their own.
Well, that helps. If my own actual consciousness (I don't just mean personality, I mean my actual consciousness and self-awareness) isn't involved, I guess it's not that bad. Kind of like the ultimate out-of-body experience, as it were.

That being said, I still wouldn't be too comfortable with a body out there that looks like me but is a zombie, even if my consciousness isn't trapped within it, so I'd probably still shoot myself.
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Old January 4 2014, 01:58 AM   #35
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I'd prefer an option for "keep quiet and infiltrate a rival group filled with people I don't like. Om nom nom."
This.

"Philip, buddy! How's it going? Nice place ya got here. Mind if I find a quiet corner to hole up for ... oh, a day or so?"
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Old January 4 2014, 10:35 AM   #36
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Re: If you were bitten by a zombie

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Hell, the idea that "the original person is gone" is pretty much the way zombies have worked in all forms of fiction, the zombies are purely active corpses with no awareness or real personality of their own.
That's not true. Many zombie stories involve somebody coming back for revenge or some similar specific purpose (e.g. EC Comics). And there was also Simon Garth, who not only retained his human mind, but became a better person.

As for what I would do, I'd go a little Lovecraftian. I'd find somebody to hypnotize me into retaining my consciousness and personality after the change. If it worked, I would become a major asset to the group. If not, they could just kill me.
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Old January 4 2014, 04:01 PM   #37
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Many zombie stories involve somebody coming back for revenge or some similar specific purpose (e.g. EC Comics). And there was also Simon Garth, who not only retained his human mind, but became a better person.
Then there's Warm Bodies...



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As for what I would do, I'd go a little Lovecraftian. I'd find somebody to hypnotize me into retaining my consciousness and personality after the change. If it worked, I would become a major asset to the group. If not, they could just kill me.
I've always thought that zombies suffer from uncontrollable hunger, delirium and overall discomfort so I don't know if retaining consciousness is a good idea. You'd have to be able to manage those things too.
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Old January 4 2014, 10:17 PM   #38
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Depending on how much time I had left, I would go back to my group first and tell them about what happened. After deviding my stuff between them, I would ask them to burry me. I'm old-fashioned that way. Then I would shoot myself, assuming I actually had a weapon.
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Old January 5 2014, 12:31 AM   #39
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Bullet to the head. That's the only responsible thing to do. But if it was a limb, I'd go for quick Hershel option.
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Old January 5 2014, 01:12 AM   #40
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Re: If you were bitten by a zombie

Hell, if I lived in the TWD universe, I'd probably shoot myself in the head even before I was bitten. I know I could never live in a world like that. I'm not anywhere near strong enough. I'd be too attached to the old world to be able to survive in the new.
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Old January 5 2014, 01:17 AM   #41
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Re: If you were bitten by a zombie

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Hell, if I lived in the TWD universe, I'd probably shoot myself in the head even before I was bitten. I know I could never live in a world like that. I'm not anywhere near strong enough. I'd be too attached to the old world to be able to survive in the new.
Or you can parlay the apocalypse and do what the character Glen did in the show and date way out of your league.
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Old January 5 2014, 02:31 AM   #42
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Depending on how much time I had left, I would go back to my group first and tell them about what happened. After deviding my stuff between them, I would ask them to burry me. I'm old-fashioned that way. Then I would shoot myself, assuming I actually had a weapon.
Make sure they leave room in the coffin to lift a gun to your head.
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Old January 5 2014, 10:34 AM   #43
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I've always thought that zombies suffer from uncontrollable hunger, delirium and overall discomfort so I don't know if retaining consciousness is a good idea. You'd have to be able to manage those things too.
True. You'd have to ask the hypnotist to include that. Or that would be your plot complication if it were a story.
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