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Old 12-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #45
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Default Re: The Walking Dead (television only) thread

Originally Posted by andgar923
As I mentioned, they don't need full on riot gear. They just need a helmet and something for their forearms…. that's basically it.

zombies aint gonna shoot them, so no need for the vest. They can do without leg protection (for the most part). All they'd need is forearm and head, and they'll be dramatically safer. It aint like zombies are extremely fast and versatile that a helmet will slow them down that much.

Or what about a shield? it worked for the Spartans.

And what about using zombie blood for camouflage in certain situations?

Michonne used her pets as a sort of protection. Why would you just cover your head and forearms? Wouldn't do much good when they're ripping your guts out which has happened a bunch of times (it just happened to that crazy hermit in the cabin).

Going with protection and such would take away a lot of the tension from the show. Why not have some sort of zombie spray-on deodorant? Why not have a full set of armor when going to dangerous places? Why not lure all the zombies into some sort of trap (like a giant pit)? There's a lot of things you could do, but those things would just take away a lot of the tension from the show.
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