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With all the zombie stories and clichés going around, I have to ask:
- Why does the virus spread only through zombie-inflicted bites or scratches? When you get a cut, you wash it because to prevent infection. So why doesn't anybody turn that way? You're telling me you can get coated with zombie gore and come out fine, but a bite or scratch from one of them means you're doomed? And what about if you touch a zombie-contaminated surface or something and don't wash it off in some way? Wouldn't that cause some problems?
- Why do zombies need to eat anyway? In the majority of cases, they can't starve, so what's the point?
- Why does everyone end up dying violently? In a big breakdown of society, a lot of people will die from various causes (whether from their own recklessness or just plain bad luck). But how does that equal everyone in these stories ending up dead in violent and gory ways? I can name only two people in the first three seasons Walking Dead who died of natural causes, and even one of those deaths was pretty messy.
- How do the bullets last? Everyone treats guns and bullets like the ultimate zombie killing weapon. But keep in mind that nobody is making more of either. That ammo supply is not infinite. Not to mention the noise it makes, or that it doesn't do you much good to have a gun if you don't have practice using it.
- Why does anyone still use cars? If at least one person in your party doesn't have mechanical knowledge, you don't have the necessary parts to fix it, or you can't get your hands on any gasoline, then you're going to be looking for a new way to get around.
Anything else I might have missed?
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