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Walking Dead -- "After" S04E09 -- OAD 02.09.14

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Bierboy, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Feb 11, 2014 #81 of 181
    stellie93

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    Whatever that thing Michonne uses to slash heads off is, that's what they all need to get and learn to use. No noise, no arrows to recover or replace, and she never misses. It's been what, a year now and nobody else is as bad ass as Michonne. Teach a class, girl. ;)
     
  2. Feb 11, 2014 #82 of 181
    pmyers

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    A Katana is a must have in a zombie apocolypse!
     
  3. Feb 11, 2014 #83 of 181
    Ereth

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    I thought Kirkman had said that one of the effects of the zombie plague was to make bones softer.

    People shoving small knives quickly through skulls is just not possible without the skull becoming about the consistency of watermelon, I think.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2014 #84 of 181
    Bierboy

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    It was HILARIOUS when they unveiled Hershel's "head" on TD and they "activated" it....
     
  5. Feb 11, 2014 #85 of 181
    TAsunder

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    Aha. Thanks and good point.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2014 #86 of 181
    Beryl

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    Agreed. Carol also had the right idea with knives.

    The woman in 28 Days Later used a sword which didn't make sense because one drop of blood could infect you. It appears that only death turns you into a "Walker".
     
  7. Feb 11, 2014 #87 of 181
    Langree

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    But they never show her sharpening/honing it. It's a Ginzu!
     
  8. Feb 11, 2014 #88 of 181
    sharkster

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    Totally! If there were one person I'd want on my side, it would be Michonne.
     
  9. Feb 11, 2014 #89 of 181
    heySkippy

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    Or a bite.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2014 #90 of 181
    Beryl

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    Yah. That too. :p
     
  11. Feb 11, 2014 #91 of 181
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, the bite doesn't turn you into a Walker. It just kills you.

    THEN you turn into a Walker. ;)
     
  12. Feb 11, 2014 #92 of 181
    BlueMerle

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    I doubt that I'd keep one. Getting an actual Katana is not an easy feat, and learning to use one, properly, is even harder. If you weren't already an expert with the Katana prior to the ZA, you won't survive long enough to become one afterward if that's your primary weapon.

    From Zombie Wikia:

    Emphasis mine.

    In the Melee weapons category I'd take a baseball bat with nails as my first choice. I'm already very familiar with swinging a baseball bat.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2014 #93 of 181
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Or you could wrap it in barbed wire.

    And name it "Lucille."
     
  14. Feb 11, 2014 #94 of 181
    TAsunder

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    Based on The Last of Us... the most durable melee weapon is a child-sized knife, followed by a machete, then a pipe. A bat with a blade modification is only good for one or two enemies.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2014 #95 of 181
    DreadPirateRob

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    There's no worry about infection in the TWD-verse because it's been established that everyone is already infected, and that death is the triggering event in the virus becoming active.
     
  16. Feb 11, 2014 #96 of 181
    DreadPirateRob

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    The best weapon for a zombie apocalypse would be a ranged melee weapon - something that you can use to strike without having to be within your target's reach.

    It would have to have some heft to it, since you can't really rely on the magically weakened zombie skull from the virus in TWD. In theory the katana is perfect because it has enough heft to cleave through a skull, but you have to know how to use it.

    The Lobo from the WWZ book is pretty genius - an infantry trenching tool with the sides sharpened to a point (or with axe blades welded on the sides?). Being able to stab *and* slash is ideal, and the lobo does that. Weight is always a concern though.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2014 #97 of 181
    heySkippy

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    I think the best weapon would be a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle with a 50 round magazine. Shorten the barrel a bit and affix a silencer and you've got a light and quiet zombie head shooter.
     
  18. Feb 11, 2014 #98 of 181
    stellie93

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    But a bite only turns you if it kills you, right? If you get bit bad enough you get sick and die, but like with Hershel's leg, if you survive you're ok. I guess since they're all infected anyway, it doesn't matter how much zombie gunk you get on you or in you.
     
  19. Feb 11, 2014 #99 of 181
    Rob Helmerichs

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    The bites do seem to be fatal, however. Herschel was only saved by cutting off his leg before the infection (bite infection, not zombie-causing infection) spread past it.

    Have we seen anybody survive a zombie bite without drastic treatment (i.e, amputation)?
     
  20. BlueMerle

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    In a perfect world, yes. In order, the best weapons would be (imo):

    • Long gun
    • Shotgun
    • Handgun
    • Projectile (bow and arrow, crossbow, slingshot)
    • Melee

    The problem is ammo. If you had a very large supply pre ZA and if you were able to ride out the initial waves at home then firearms are your best bet.

    Truthfully, you'd better save your ammo for other people, they're going to be your biggest threat. Especially in the beginning.

    You'd better find a melee weapon that you like and you're good with. There's no guarantee that you'll be able to ride out the whole thing at home and you certainly won't be able to carry much ammo or many guns for that matter.
     

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