In zombie films, how come nobody has ever...

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  1. Deimos Anomaly

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

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    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.
     
  2. auntiehill

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    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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  3. Mr. Adventure

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

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

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  5. Admiral James Kirk

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    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:
     
  6. Mr. Adventure

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    You wouldn't want to become ass-imilated into the zombie ranks.
     
  7. Sindatur

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    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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  8. Lonemagpie

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    Argh!

    It's Horde!

    Mass of hostile beings = Horde
    Pile of treasure stashed away = Hoard
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Here's a better idea:

    Flamethrower.
     
  10. auntiehill

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    Yes, it is. I shall edit that.
     
  11. Sindatur

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    Mine's edited too

    Coulda been worse

    Sold Sex for Money = Whored
     
  12. Admiral James Kirk

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    I whored myself to a horde for a hoard! :D
     
  13. Sindatur

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    Well played :devil:
     
  14. davejames

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    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.
     
  15. Leviathan

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    ....ooo Knight Vs. Zombies - the next summer blockbuster
     
  16. Dream

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    ...because it would be a boring movie if everyone dressed like Iron Man.
     
  17. Vendikarr

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    That has been an idea in my idea pile for years.

    Knights and the Living Dead - pits of those killed by the black death rise up
     
  18. OdoWanKenobi

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    No, that's actually a worse idea. Now all you have is a bunch of flaming zombies.
     
  19. Mr. Adventure

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    What if they rode on motorcycles? Knightriders vs Zombies, it's like double the Romero!
     
  20. Snaploud

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    Such armor could be torn off by a mob of zombies, and it would severely slow down the suit-wearer. In addition, you'll note that the joints are not actually covered by metal in all places. It's the chainmale (underneath the armor) that would provide the most protection from zombie bites.

    Regardless, there are plenty of modern light-weight protective suits that would be more useful in a zombie apocalypse. Plus, a lot of those suits of armor need to be fitted specifically for the individual and require a lot of maintenance.

    Some good background:

    http://zombie.wikia.com/wiki/Armor
     

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