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DC Comics

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Race Template Race Template
Zombies

Name
Zombies
Aliases
The Undead

Identity

Universe

Base Of Operations
Mobile

BodyType

Eyes

Number of Limbs

Number of Fingers

Number of Toes

Unusual Features
Zombies often have a jaundiced, shallow look about them characterized by sunken eyes and cheekbones, dry, rotting skin and ofttimes open wounds and missing limbs that may expose bones or internal organs.

Origin
Origin
Reanimated through either mystical or scientific means.

HomePlanet

Place of Birth

First appearance

Unknown

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History

A zombie is a reanimated human corpse. The means by which one reanimates a corpse may vary, but traditionally it is accomplished through supernatural practices. Stories of zombies originated in the Afro-Caribbean spiritual belief system of Vodou, which told of the people being controlled as workers by a powerful sorcerer. According to the tenets of Vodou, a dead person can be revived by a bokor or Voodoo sorcerer. Zombies remain under the control of the bokor since they have no will of their own. "Zombi" is also another name of the Vodou snake god Damballah Wedo, of Niger-Congo origin; it is akin to the Kongo word nzambi, which means "god". There also exists within the voudon tradition the zombi astral which is a human soul that is captured by a bokor and used to enhance the bokor's power.

Some zombies may also be created through acts of science. The earliest known record of such an incident took place in Europe in the early 19th century when a Swiss scientist named Baron von Frankenstein animated a dead body which had been constructed from the remains of several cadavers. This being, whom still exists today, has since become known as the Spawn of Frankenstein. [1]

Regardless of origin, most zombies share many common characteristics. They are fairly easy to recognize due to their unhealthy physical state, and become even more so depending upon varying rates of decay. Due to muscular atrophy, zombies can not ambulate very well, and are often seen shambling or plodding at a stilted pace. They are often bereft of intellect which makes them extremely susceptible to mystical or mental suggestion. As such, evil sorcerers commonly use zombies as their personal servants or bodyguards. The Voodoo houngan known as Papa Midnite is well-versed in the art of reanimation, owing largely to the knowledge he acquired from his sister Cedella, herself a Vodun priestess. Papa-Midnite had a bevy of zombie servants at his disposal at his New York based Mid-Nite Club and also hosted zombie fighting contests inside the club's private "Arena". [2]

One of the most well-known examples of a zombie is the super-villain known as Solomon Grundy. In 1895, Cyrus Gold had carried on an affair with a local prostitute from Gotham City named Rachel Rykel. According to Rykel, she was pregnant with Gold's child, and sought to extort money from him for her silence. Cyrus met with her for a secret negotiation at Slaughter Swamp, several miles outside of Gotham. When Gold refused to yield to blackmail, Rachel's pimp, Jem, dashed Cyrus across the back of the head with a shovel. They buried Gold in the swamp, content that no one would ever come looking for him. Over the span of fifty years, Gold’s body interacted with the detritus and sour vegetation of the swamp. Through an as of yet unknown process, Cyrus Gold's corpse transformed into a rotting, vegetative undead monstrosity that the world would soon come to know as Solomon Grundy. [3]

One of the more bizarre examples of a zombie was the Green Lantern Corps member known as Driq. Driq was killed during a battle against Sinestro and the MadGod Sector 3600. For reasons that have never been fully explained, his power ring refused to let his life essence permanently leave his body, so it drew Driq's remains together and he continued to serve, however briefly, as a reanimated member of the Green Lantern Corps. [4]

The sorcerer Mordru created the Sons of Anubis, zombies garbed in the mien and accouterments of the Egyptian God of the afterlife. He sent these beings to attack the Justice Society of America in the hopes of preventing them from saving the life of a then-infant Hector Hall - the predestined host for the power of Doctor Fate. [5]

It is not uncommon for fallen heroes to find themselves resurrected by unorthodox means and used as muscle for some evil-doer's plan. During the "War of the Gods", the sorceress Circe used her magic to resurrect a veritable legion of deceased heroes and set them against those who sought to thwart her plans. [6]

Another such incident took place several years later. The most recent being to uphold the mantle of Brother Blood used the powers at his disposal to open the doorway to the afterworld and resurrect the bodies of deceased members of the Teen Titans including Aquagirl, Dove, Lilith Clay and Phantasm. [7]

A year after the "Infinite Crisis", Black Adam gathered the remains of his dead wife Isis and brought them to the Tower of Fate in Salem, Massachusetts in the hopes of resurrecting her. Due to the machinations of sorcerer Felix Faust, the process did not produce the results that Black Adam was looking for. [8]

More recently, an unknown force in Sector 666 has used the corpse of the Anti-Monitor to form a Black Central Power Battery, the power source for the Black Lantern Corps, an army which is to be composed of zombies.

Powers and Abilities

Powers

  • Immortality: Providing that their bodies do not come to any undue harm, a zombie is effectively immortal. Their bodies will not degrade beyond the state in which they were initially resurrected.
  • Superhuman Strength: Zombies traditionally possess a greater strength level than the average human being. This is likely due to their denser muscle mass and the fact that they do not suffer other effects that usually accompany physical exertion.

Abilities

None known.

Average Strength level

Unknown.

Weaknesses

None known.

Miscellaneous

Type of Government: None
Level of Technology: None, though they may have access to whatever technology is available to them; usually provided by whomever reanimated them in the first place.
Cultural Traits: Cultural traits unknown.
Representatives:

Notes

  • Other examples of zombies include Vampires and mummies.
  • Not to be confused with Zombie, the codename attributed to a colleague of the Gotham City crimelord Bane.

Trivia

  • Serial killer Mister Zsasz often refers to his victims as "zombies".

See Also

Links and References

  • None.

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EQ2

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EverQuest 2 Quest Information
Journal Category Stormhold
Journal Level 22 (Tier 3)
Journal Difficulty Solo
Starting Zone Stormhold more
How to Start Speak to Sir Valinayle
part of: Stormhold Timeline
Preceded by:
Scorched Skeletons
Followed by:
none

What does this information mean?


THIS QUEST IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

This Kill Task is one of 11 given by Sir Valinayle.

Steps

  1. Kill 8 scrounging zombies
  2. Kill 8 tunneling zombies
  3. Return to Sir Valinayle

Rewards

  • Coin
  • Experience

Credits

Image:zamlogo_trans.jpg

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Halo

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Zombie (or Zombies, Pandemic, and Dawn of The Dead) is a player-created game variant originating in Halo 2, although variants are also played in Halo PC. It's roots are now untraceable, and has become so popular that it has been translated into Halo 3 as Infection, with a few minor edits and many more custom game tools. The basic rules involve two teams: a small starting green (or blue in some cases) team and a relatively large red team. There are no shields; red sports Shotguns and Pistols and green (the zombies) sports Energy Swords. Whenever a red team member is killed, they must switch to green team. The ultimate goal is to last as long as possible without getting killed by the Zombies, and becoming one themselves.

Contents

In Halo 3

The Gametype Infection features the living death known as Zombies. With quotes such as Infected and New Zombie commonly appearing. The aim is for the Zombies to kill all of the living to join their ranks. Although people can do the Zombie gametype from Halo 2 in Halo Slayer, Zombies have now been given their own, specific game.

Trivia

  • Initially, the game variant has honor rules, meaning there is no in-game mechanic that forces the a red player to switch teams after being killed (infected). Halo 3's Infection Mode, however, forces humans to become zombies after being killed, eliminating the honor rules. In Halo 3, the zombies are black and the humans are usually their own color.

Internal Links

  • Infection -- the Halo 3 gametype.
  • Zombie Killing Spree -- the medal earned when killing five zombies without dying.
  • Zombie Repeller -- Another Zombie Medal

External Links

Zombies at Wikipedia


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Lostpedia

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Zombies may refer to:


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Marvel Database

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Team Template Team Template
Official Name
Zombies
Team Aliases
Power Cosmic Zombies, Zombie Galacti, Intergalactic Zombies

Status
Status

Team Identity

Alignment

Universe

Base Of Operations
Generally mobile throughout the universe in search of suitable planets to consume.

Organization
Team Leader(s)



Allies
No known Allies, but presumably Fantastic Four as they have the same goal.

Enemies
Anyone uninfected by the zombie contagion, or anyone that gets between them and a feed.

Origin
Origin
After a Zombie Contagion infects the Earth of this reality, the planet is decimated by the zombified meta-humans. When Galactus appears, to consume the planet, the zombified Giant Man, Hulk, Iron Man, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and Wolverine instead consume him and absorb some of his powers, taking his place as The Devourer.

Place of Formation
New York City, New York (Earth-2149)

Place of Defunction
New York City, New York (Earth-2149)


First appearance

Contents

History

When a Zombie Contagion infects the Earth of this reality, the newly zombified super-heroes eat the human population. When the Silver Surfer arrives to herald the coming of Galactus, The zombified meta-humans see an, increasingly rare, opportunity to feed, and after all others have failed to hurt the Surfer, Hulk steps in and bites his head off. Luke Cage, Wolverine, and Colonel America, begin to feed on the body until the other zombies present gather to feed as well. Unfortunately, before the rest can eat, Giant Man picks the decapitated Herald’s body and shares it between himself Iron Man, and Spider-Man. When Beast complains to Colonel America that none of the others got a bite, the ex-president gestures at him, and inadvertently takes his face off with Power Cosmic that he has somehow become imbued with after eating the Silver Surfer.

The seven Zombies decide that if other zombies taste bad when they are fresh, maybe they taste better cooked, and attack and kill the other zombified meta-humans around them. Unfortunately, they still taste bad, and so, they are in the same position as they were before, with nothing to eat.

The Group as of Marvel Zombies 2 #2

When Galactus himself appears, they attack him with their Power Cosmic, however, they are not strong enough to defeat him, and so make a tactical withdrawal to come up with a plan. Their plan consists of building a super-gun which combines all of their individual Power Cosmics into one extra powerful beam, and with this constructed the set off to find Galactus again. When they find him, they see that zombified versions of their enemies are making a determined, but futile, effort to bring down the Devourer themselves.

It only takes a few shots from their new super-weapon to bring down Galactus, and as he lays there, the Super-Villains, and Super-Heroes fight over which group is to consume the body. The zombified heroes have an obvious upper hand with the Power Cosmic, and kill the greater numbers of the villains with relative ease. Not, however, until after Red Skull dips his hand into Colonel America’s partial removed cranium, and scoops his remaining brains out, killing him.

It turns out that Galactus isn’t, in fact, dead merely stunned and he begins to get up. Too late, however, as the remaining zombies fall on him and eat him alive. They absorb some of his powers through eating him, and, presumably, take his place as the Devourer of Worlds. The next time they are seen, they are descending from an alien sky, wearing customised versions of Galactus’ costume, after teleporting to another world, to consume the inhabitants and, if they have taken the Galactus’ place, the world itself. Forty years after leaving Earth, the cosmic powered-zombies have systematically devoured all other life in the universe, as well as infecting the Titan Thanos (who is killed shortly thereafter by the Hulk after squabbling over food), the mutant Phoenix, Shi'ar warrior Gladiator and former Herald of Galactus Firelord with the zombie plague. They then decide to return to Earth and rebuild the interdimensional portal that Magneto destroyed forty years ago. En route to Earth, they feast on Ego the Living Planet to ease their hunger.

On Earth, an elderly Black Panther rules the surviving humans in New Wakanda (in the ruins of New York), but is at war with the Acolytes, led by Fabian Cortez's son, Malcolm. The Panther's grandson accidentally discovers the severed head of Hawkeye, who has gone mad and amnesiac from decades of being alone and unable to move. One of Cortez's assassins attacks the Panther in his sleep and fatally wounds him, but the Panther is saved from death by the Wasp when she infects him, leaving him a zombie. After devouring the assassin, the two struggle with how to manage their hunger, while the cosmic zombies continue their approach to Earth.

Cortez decides to have the Panther executed after he has Wasp and Hawkeye exterminated, but the execution is delayed by the arrival of the returning cosmic zombies. Giant Man wishes to start a "breeding program" to create more human food, but a battle then ensues in which Spider-Man and Luke Cage switch sides, knowing what they have done is wrong now that their hunger has subsided enough to allow them to think rationally. The Hulk reverts to Bruce Banner and is captured.

After killing Gladiator, the human resistance drives off the remaining zombies and restore Luke Cage and Spider-Man's lost limbs with cybernetics. Spider-Man then reveals that the other zombies seek the dimensional teleporter, which Forge reveals he has stored in their base. Knowing that the zombies will not depart without the device, the heroes prepare for the next battle. It is then revealed that the Black Panther's deceased son T'Channa has been revived with a portion of Colonel America's brain inside of him. During the next battle, Iron Man breaches the compound and battles Forge, T'Chana and several Acolytes. Just as the cosmic zombies gain the upper hand and prepare to feast on the remaining humans, Giant Man is surprised to realize that he has lost his hunger.

Giant Man then convinces the zombies that their hunger is in fact gone, and while he is successful, they are interrupted by an enraged and starving Hulk. The Hulk destroys several of the zombies (Phoenix, Firelord, Hawkeye and Iron Man) as they attempt to stop him from eating the remaining humans. Robert Reynolds, having fallen in love with Wasp and believing her to be dead, offers himself to be devoured by the Hulk to stop the Hulk's rampage. The Hulk consumes Reynolds and then reverts back to Banner, who requests to be killed by the survivors to prevent the Hulk from ever returning. New Wakanda is rebuilt, and Cortez then uses the teleporter to transport away the last of the zombies, intending to seize power for himself.

Paraphernalia

Equipment: None known.
Transportation: Although Galactus (Earth-616) apparently travels the universe in a spherical ship, it would appear that Galactus (Earth-2149) and hence the Zombie Galacti are able to teleport to different parts of the universe.
Weapons: None known.

Notes

  • No special notes.

Trivia

See Also

Links and References


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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
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From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

For the random event reward, see zombie outfit. For the guardian that used to appear while burying bones, see Zombie (random event)

Zombies are very common monsters in RuneScape, appearing in several different locations. They have the largest variety of combat levels of all monsters in RuneScape.

Players may kill zombies to obtain the rare Champion scroll (zombie) in order to fight the Zombie Champion in the Champion's Challenge minigame.

As zombies are undead monsters, they are vulnerable to the Crumble Undead spell and the effects of a Salve amulet.

Zombies generally have a low defence for their combat level.

Zombie can refer to the following:

  • Any monster whose name is zombie. This article covers these monsters.
  • A class of undead creatures: zombies, Armoured zombies, Undead ones, Zogres (zombie ogres), Zombie hands, Zombie monkeys, Zombie pirates, etc. When given a Slayer assignment for zombies, any zombie-class creature can be targeted.
  • Undead human zombies, including zombies, armoured zombies, and pirate zombies but not zogres or zombie monkeys.

Contents

Locations

Location by combat level

Note: This table may be incomplete, as zombies appear in very many places. Some locations are in members-only areas, require quests to enter, require the ability to enter a guild, etc., so consider checking the location's description before going there to hunt zombies.
Zombie level Location
13 Draynor Sewers, Entrana Dungeon, Varrock Sewers, West Ardougne graveyard, Wizards' Guild basement
18 Edgeville Dungeon, Graveyard of Shadows in level 20 Wilderness, Varrock Sewers
24 Draynor Manor, Draynor Sewers, Edgeville Dungeon, Graveyard of Shadows in level 20 Wilderness, Melzar's Maze in Rimmington, Varrock Sewers, West Ardougne graveyard, Wizards' Guild basement
25 Entrana Dungeon
30 Stronghold of Security level 2
40 Chaos Tunnels, Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)
41, 42 Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)
44 Stronghold of Security level 2
47, 50 Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)
53 Stronghold of Security level 2
61, 67, 69, 70, 72, 76, 78, 80, 81, 85, 86, 90, 95, 98, 100 Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)

Many zombie locations are far from banks. For players wishing to slay zombies and bank their drops, consider the following:

  • Low-level zombies
  • Medium-level zombies
    • The Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon) has a banker. However, using this dungeon requires the Haunted Mine quest, The Lair of Tarn Razorlor miniquest, and a 100-coin fee to the banker for each access to the bank.
    • The zombie cave in the Chaos Tunnels is easily accessed from entrance #1 to tunnels and is thus moderately close to the Edgeville bank. However, care should be taken because entrance #1 is in low-level Wilderness and also enters the cave with rather dangerous Gargoyles. Also, the tunnels are a multicombat area, and aggressive Skeletons in the cave with the zombies may interfere with zombie hunting.
  • High-level Undead ones
    • Level 68 and 73 undead ones are by the entrance to Shilo Village, which is quite near the bank in the village. However, the Shilo Village quest is required for access to the village. Undead ones count as zombies for slayer tasks. When killed, the undead ones emit a 'green thick mist' that chokes you, doing some minor damage for a couple seconds. This mist is not poison, so anti-poison has no effect. The net effect is that players will take some extra damage killing these undead ones.

Also, player looking for good drops from zombies should instead consider slaying Armoured zombies in the Chaos Temple Dungeon.

Champions' Challenge

Zombies are one of the 'races' who have lesser champions in the Champions' Challenge minigame. To fight the Zombie Champion, the player must kill zombies until one drops a Champion scroll, which is a very rare drop.


It should be noted that whilst undead ones count towards a zombie slayer task, they do not drop Champion scrolls.

Drops

100% Drops

Herbs (members)

Dropped by Level 18, Level 24 and Level 30 Zombies:

Weapons and armour

Runes

Quest Items

Other Drops

Trivia

  • A Zombie bone, which differs from the usual bones dropped by Zombies, is a rare drop after completion of the first part of the Rag and Bone Man quest. It is one of the items in the wish list for the second part of the quest. This bone cannot be buried.
  • Zombies have more graphical diversity (different-looking versions) than any other creature in the game.
  • Unlike other zombies, the zombie in the bridge event during Temple Trekking does not drop bones of any kind and has the examine, "I wonder if he'd let me borrow his hatchet?" It also has a guaranteed drop of a bronze hatchet, which can be used to complete the event.
  • One of the various examines for a zombie is "Could his name be 'Lurch'?". This may be a reference to the butler in The Addams Family, Lurch.
  • Various zombie combat animations were reworked on 9 November 2009.
  • In The quest Defender Of Varrock, zombies attacked Varrock. One of them would be non-aggressive to you even though other zombies were aggressive to you. This was a bug and fixed by Jagex during September 2009.
  • Note that Zombies in the Defender Of Varrock Quest and the Armoured Zombies in the base of Wilderness do drop Champion Scrolls as well!
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Starwars

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Rajine's zombies attack Mace Windu
Zomies
Designation

Undead Sentient

Planet of origin

Various

Height of average adult

Various

Skin color

Various decaying skin

Hair color

Various decaying hair

Distinctions

Undead

A zombie was a sentient creature that had been reanimated from the dead.

Contents

History

Through Sith alchemy the Sith were able to create Korriban zombies as guardians of the Valley of the Dark Lords.

The Zelosian people believed that zombies existed on their planet. That particular phenomenon was later attributed to parasitic worms infesting corpses and causing zombie-like movement.

Zombies were known to be used by the energy vampire Rajine, who utilized their services against trespassers and as palace help. Although it is unknown whether this effect would be had upon all zombies, Rajine's minions were turned against her using a Jedi holocron.

During the Second Battle of Geonosis, the Jedi Luminara Unduli went missing during a storm. She entered a temple and disappeared. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker were sent to investigate with a squad of clone troopers lead by Commander Cody. They found Geonosians controlled by a hive mind that was so strong, it could resurrect dead warriors, similar to zombies. This was achieved by using Brain worms.

The Rakghoul Plague was able to turn beings into mindless creatures similar to zombies.

Stormtroopers were infected with some kind of virus on the Imperial prison barge Purge which turned them into something like zombies..

Around 1 BBY an Imperial biological weapons project had been tasked with engineering a virus, under the codename of Blackwing. The virus seemed to turn almost any being, living or dead, who came in contact with it to a mindless flesh-craving undead creature. These creatures seemed to possess only primitive feral instincts after being turned, but were able to communicate and learn from each other through what seemed like unintelligible screeching. They were also capable of operating machinery and handling weapons, such as blasters, and were even able to pilot ships, such as X-Wings and TIE Fighters.

Han Solo and Chewbacca once visited an uncharted planet which was haunted by dead, living skeletal figures. These zombies were once the 1,000 crew members of a Great Interplanetary Ark that had crashed on the planet some time before. The souls would haunt the villagers every night, because they never made the land. However, Solo laid down two lines of tandgor gems to light a runway for the ghostly form of the Great Interplanetary Ark to land, finally putting the souls to rest.[1]

Zombie Storm Trooper concept art for the Star Wars Galaxies Death Troopers update.

Appearances

Non-canon appearances

Sources

Notes and references

  1. Planet of the Dead

External Links


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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010
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From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Sadly, we are cheated a "Brawn of the Dead" pun-reference.
Don't you know?! The dead—the dead walk the streets of Kalis! And their victims... their victims become like them—the living dead!

Flywheels, "City of Fear!"

Although Transformers are often rebuilt or otherwise brought back from apparent death, there are also many examples of them being partially reanimated as zombies, either self-aware or under the control of another.

Contents

Fiction

Generation One

Cartoon continuity

Don't forget to kill Philip!
And some lingering remnants of his memory and personality
But without our circuit implants, he would be utterly mindless, an ordinary machine.
A robotic zombie.

—The Quintessons, "Dark Awakening"

While fleeing from Galvatron's Decepticons, Rodimus Prime and his Autobots find refuge inside an Autobot funeral barge, where Daniel Witwicky stumbled upon the reanimated form of Optimus Prime. Though most of the Autobots did not believe Daniel's story, Rodimus was obsessed with Optimus's memory, and tracked him down. After finding Optimus seemingly still alive, Rodimus happily handed over the Matrix of Leadership. However, things were not as they appeared, and Optimus immediately turned on them, left them to die in the funeral barge, and escaped in a ship he had built.

Upon Optimus' return to Cybertron, he claimed that Rodimus and his crew had died due to a cruel Quintesson trick, and commanded every single Autobot to help him strike back. This was just what the Quintessons had orchestrated from the beginning, having reanimated the Autobots' former leader solely for the purpose of leading the entire faction into a deadly trap. Now without the Matrix, Hot Rod and his crew had managed to escape, and Hot Rod battled Optimus one-on-one in an attempt to reclaim the Matrix and get to the bottom of this deception. The real Optimus eventually resurfaced, returned the Matrix to Rodimus, once again gave him his blessing, and the Autobots retreated. Optimus's final act would be to pilot their ship into the trap, detonating it, and leaving a nova behind... Dark Awakening if he hadn't come back again later anyway.

Masterforce
Paaanties...paaaantieeees...

After stealing dead bodies from medical universities, Dauros and Gilmer infused them with evil energy from Devil Z. These human zombies (in matching Decepticon jumpsuits) had begun to lay siege to a local city when Lander, who was nearby, changed into his Pretender form and battled them. However, the zombies began to disappear in a flash of light after they had run out of energy.

The Decepticons realized that they needed to infuse life energy from living humans into the zombies to avoid this problem. After kidnapping several human boys, the Autobot Pretenders came to the rescue and befriended one of the boys, Cab, who joined their team. Terror! The Decepticons' Manhunt

Marvel Comics continuity

So, bereft of its brain module, a Transformer body is just so much circuitry, operable by a powerful computer signal!

—Ultra Magnus, "City of Fear!"

Note: Events in italics occurred in UK-only material.
We take Pete's car, we drive over to mum's, we go in, take care of Phillip, then we grab mum, we go over to Liz's place, hole up, have a cup of tea and wait for all this to blow over. How's that for a slice of fried gold?

In a desperate bid to stop Grimlock from exploding the walking bomb Guardian, Wheeljack radio-controlled the body of Optimus Prime (Shockwave had the head), to grab Grimlock's arm. Without a brain module to control its functions Prime's hand could not let go of Grimlock's arm. This resulted in Grimlock's hand being ripped off when he was knocked away from Prime by the Guardian robot. The Wrath of Grimlock!

Several years later Ultra Magnus and the Sparkler Mini-Bots encountered similar technology used on a much broader scale. Traveling via dimensional portal to the new home of Emirate Xaaron's resistance movement in Kalis, they arrived to find the place vacant and ransacked by beings unknown. After capturing the Decepticon Flywheels in Tyrest and bringing him back into Kalis, their captive shook with fear. The dead walk in Kalis!, he warned, as the fists of the unliving punched up through the ground beneath them.

Though Ultra Magnus refused to return Flywheels's gun to him, the Decepticon helped Magnus and the Sparklers beat back the undead hordes. Their attempts, however, seemed futile -- no matter how hard their attackers were damaged, they still functioned! Finally, Flywheels and the Sparklers reverted to vehicle mode, where they could use their weapons to destroy the zombies more effectively. But alas, Magnus was stunned to realize that the beings they put down were formerly Autobots. Realizing that the zombies were being animated by remote using a radio signal, they travelled ten kliks outside Kalis to the Baird Beaming Transmitter. The signal was indeed shut down, and Magnus discovered that the signal was coming from deep within Cybertron... City of Fear!

Insert obtuse Cranberries reference here.

The zombies were actually activated by the mad Autobot scientist Flame and sent to stalk the area surrounding Kalis to scare off intruders, while he set into motion his doomed plan to transform Cybertron into a spacefaring battlestation. Though he captured his rival Emirate Xaaron and other inhabitants of Autobase, he would have been easily thwarted -- if not for his zombification of the late Wreckers leader, Impactor. Legion of the Lost! The current Wreckers leader, Springer, was shocked into inaction at the sight of his former leader, and if it weren't for Impactor's mind reasserting itself, the planet would have been lost. Impactor once again sacrificed his life to save the others, staying behind to deactivate Flame's mechanism as it annihilated him. Meltdown!

Leeeadership... Leaaadershiiip...

Later, Dreadwind and Darkwing were sent by Megatron to reclaim Starscream's charred corpse on Earth. Starscream's remains were possessed by the essence of the Underbase and went on an insane rampage, nearly killing Dr. Susan Hoffman and her assistants. After Starscream was diverted away from the humans by Backstreet, Dogfight, and Override, the trio of Triggerbots tried in vain to stop the rampaging zombie. Eventually, the Underbase realized it was acting insane and regained control, but as soon as it did, Dreadwind and Darkwing siphoned all the power out of it, and Starscream's corpse returned to being an inanimate pile of scrap, which the pair quickly collected. Race with the Devil

Goddamn, Goldbug's creepy. Guess this explains why Ratchet prefers him as Bumblebee.

Meanwhile, Ratchet had been working long hours to repair the Autobots' massive number of casualties from the Underbase Saga -- so long, that he began to hallucinate, seeing his patients rise up from their repair beds and blame him for their condition. Megatron, to whom the corpse of Starscream was being delivered, required Ratchet to repair him, so the former Decepticon leader sent the Micromaster Sports Car Patrol to trick Ratchet into returning with them to Cybertron. To do this, Blackjack and his fellow Micromasters made Ratchet's hallucination real, animating Ratchet's patients. However, this began to backfire when Ratchet decided to give himself up to his accusers. The Sports Car Patrol decided this wasn't the best course of action and tried to lure him back with a different plan. Back from the Dead

While looking for clues to the identity of Playback's killer, Nightbeat suddenly found himself, Siren, and Hosehead under attack by the prime suspect -- Thunderwing! Ultimately, Nightbeat was able to save their lives by having his Headmaster partner, Muzzle, become the head of Playback's corpse, momentarily distracting Thunderwing with its scary zombieness. As soon as Muzzle jumped clear, the trio of Autobots fired at the corpse's fuel supply, causing a huge explosion which forced Thunderwing into retreat. The Big Shutdown!

IDW comics continuity

One of these guys was probably Skids.

Kup had been marooned on a distant planet for quite some time when They started coming for him. They only came at night, when the suns would stop filtering through the planet's beautiful, indigenous crystals, creating such beautiful music... Kup could not allow Them to take the music away from him, and even though his buddy Outback, the only other survivor of Kup's crew, refused to help him, Kup was able to beat back every single last one of Them every single night when they'd come for him.

What Kup didn't know is that They were not zombies, but Autobots sent in to rescue him. The antique anti-rad armor they wore to protect themselves from the extreme radiation caused by the crystals also disguised their identities to Kup, who was suffering hallucinations at the hand of the radiation. Oops. Spotlight: Kup


Beast Era

Beast Wars Metals manga

He really shouldn't have taken that Aztec gold.

As Optimus Primal's corpse floated in Earth's orbit following his sacrifice at the hands of the aliens' Planet Buster, Predacon Megatron realized true strength was not only in numbers (fashioning himself an army of drones), but also in retrieving Primal's remains, reassembling it, and reanimating it as a zombie. Upon initial activation, the zombie asserted its dominance over Megatron's new army of drones.

Thankfully, before Megatron and Tarantulas could make the process permanent, the Maximals showed up and Rhinox injected Primal's Spark (which he had retrieved from Transwarp space) into his old body. Thus ended the short career of Zombie Convoy. Beast Wars Metals manga

Beast Wars Neo

Unicron possessed the dead body of Galvatron. Much fun was had.

Beast Machines

Yeessss... Yeeesssss....

After the defeat of Megatron and the Maximals' takeover of the Grand Mal, Silverbolt and Blackarachnia were investigating the fields of sparkless Transformer bodies when they were attacked by a zombie-like creature. A seemingly-invincible corpse battled them. Blackarachnia attempted to use her energo-web attacks, but it merely absorbed them, until finally, after Blackarachnia threw another corpse's power core at it, the zombie collapsed. A mysterious energy ball lifted from the zombie, and it disappeared through a grate in the ground.

The energy ball appeared next in the technorganic orchard that Rattrap and Botanica were tending, bringing life to a deactivated Motorcycle Drone. Botanica attempted to use her energy weapon powers against it, but like Blackarachnia's energo-webs, it merely absorbed her attack. After being expelled too from this body, it fled to the surface into a deactivated Aero Drone, where it attacked Cheetor, Obsidian, and Strika. Nightscream tried a different approach of "draining" the creature of its power, but it drained Nightscream's own power from him. The Maximals began to see a pattern in the zombies' attacks, and regrouped inside the Grand Mal, which seemed to be its target. Finally, Rattrap had an epiphany, realized what was going on, and captured the energy ball inside a diagnostic drone. The energy ball was actually the polarized Spark of Megatron. Surprise! Spark of Darkness

Unicron Trilogy

Cybertron

Kiiiickerrr...Kiiiicker... our Plaaanetts...
The afflicted is driven by an insatiable desire to feed on the life energy of others. Nearly mindless, he will stop at nothing to feed. He ignores injury, knowing only hunger and pain. And the best part is that anyone off whom he feeds becomes just the same.

Ramjet tells Scrapmetal a heartwarming story, "Balancing Act, Part 3"

Despite Unicron's apparent death inside the Unicron Singularity, his essence's will was still strong enough to use the reality-altering black hole to bring the Terrorcon Scorponok to Cybertron. Now Dark Scorponok, this undead creature stalked the evacuated planet surface, screaming in hunger and pain, crying out for Sparks upon which to feast. At first Dark Scorponok assaulted Skyfall, Balancing Act, Part 2 who survived due to his powerful forcefield ability, but the monster was drawn away by Ramjet's evil Mini-Con minions, towards the Primary Energon Reserves Control, where Vector Prime and Sentinel Maximus were located. Balancing Act, Part 3 After a prolonged fight, Sentinel Maximus was able to defeat Dark Scorponok, after which he and Vector Prime realized this was just a diversion. Leaving what was left of Dark Scorponok, unable to solve his affliction, their attentions were needed elsewhere, below the planet's surface. Balancing Act, Part 4

Movie

Titan Magazines

Mission City--28 Minutes Later...

Immediately after Megatron's death, Starscream appointed himself the commander of the Decepticons... who were all dead. Noticing the mechanical devices that the All Spark had animated, Starscream tore the solidified All Spark energy from them and used it to turn the Decepticon corpses into undead soldiers. Without any mental functions whatsoever, they simply walked forward and attempted to kill, and very nearly tore apart the weakened Autobots before Ratchet worked out how to stop them. Transformers Comic issue 7


Transformers Animated

I'll swallow your SPARK!

Space barnacles are parasitic life-forms that can be considered "zombie-inducing" in their quest for energy. Some of them attached themselves to the dead body of Megatron and managed to reanimate it, evolving themselves into semi-awareness and later absorbing other machines. In this state, they shared with zombies the property to "infect" other robots by simple contact, turning them also into mindless drones, ready to spread the infection. ("Normal" space barnacles simply drain energy, but presumably do not take over Transformer minds.) Prowl and Bumblebee were finally cured from their contact with the creature when Sari blasted the space barnacles off with hot water. Nature Calls

Honorable mentions

  • Jetfire, while he was an animated unliving Transformer controlled by Shockwave and later Buster, was not strictly a Zombie. He was not given life until after he was used as a mindless puppet by diabolical masters.
  • Metrotitan is not a reanimated Metroplex as was commonly believed for some time.
  • Dinobot II, though he looked like an undead Dinobot I, was more of a Frankenstein's Monster than a zombie.
  • Primeval Dawn's "Zombie Tarantulas," as referred to by some fans, did inhabit the reconfigured remains of his previous body. This seemed to be a full return to life, despite his new black and gray color scheme, rather than being undead.
  • Energon Starscream, though brought back from the dead, was more ghosty than zombie-y. Even Aaron Archer referred to him as an "Energon ghost."
  • Dark Crumplezone, though he was also brought back from the dead, likewise wasn't very zombie-y; indeed, he even came back smarter (according to his on-package bio) and with his personality intact.

This article uses material from the "Zombie" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

City of Heroes

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From City of Heroes Wiki

Contents

Overview

Zombies are an enemy group that appeared during the Halloween Event 2004, Halloween Event 2006, and Halloween Event 2007. They appear when players click on doors and get a "Trick".

Background

Enemy Types

Minions

Zombie

Zombie

The walking dead may be slow and stupid, but wise heroes know better than to underestimate them. Even when a person survives an encounter with a zombie, he rarely escapes entirely unscathed. He will often find himself waking in the night, shuddering at the memory of a dry and lifeless touch.

Powers

Lee-Enfield Rifle Ranged, Lethal, Med Damage, Foe Knockdown
The Lee-Enfield Rifle is an old relic of WW1, but still very deadly. Fires a single slug at a targeted foe at good range. Has a small chance to knock down foes.

Zombie Brawl Melee, 53% Smashing/47% Negative Energy Damage
Relentless but slow.


Zombie

The walking dead may be slow and stupid, but wise heroes know better than to underestimate them. Even when a person survives an encounter with a zombie, he rarely escapes entirely unscathed. He will often find himself waking in the night, shuddering at the memory of a dry and lifeless touch.

Powers

Musket Ranged, Lethal
Old style flint lock fire arm.

Wooden Club Melee, Smash, Medium Damage
Smash 'em in the head with this Wooden Club.

Zombie

The walking dead may be slow and stupid, but wise heroes know better than to underestimate them. Even when a person survives an encounter with a zombie, he rarely escapes entirely unscathed. He will often find himself waking in the night, shuddering at the memory of a dry and lifeless touch.

Powers

Musket Ranged, Lethal
Old style flint lock fire arm.

Tomahawk Melee, Lethal Damage, Foe -Defense
Your Defense has been reduced by the Zombie's Tomahawk.

Badge

Image:badge_event_deadhead.png Dead Head

You have defeated 50 zombies, the walking flesh of the recently dead.


This article uses material from the "Zombies" article on the City of Heroes wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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