Well, technically zombies without sustenance shouldn't be able to roam indefinately since that would violate the first and second law of thermodynamics. The same reason perpetual motion machines are impossible.
P.S. Unless they get energy from sunlight or some shit.
P.P.S. Actually, I would pay money to see a movie where zombies are energized by sunlight.
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people rarely deal with catastrophe as well as history remembers.
I can't remember where it was from or who said it but regarding typical zombies, it's worse in winter than it is in summer since they decay quicker in summer and are better preserved in the cold during the winter. Might have been a story in the book of zombie stories I got.
I liked the imaginative explanation given by the Zombie Survival Guide book. The fictionary zombie causing virus causes almost all carrion and even bacteria to avoid said walking corpse, so the decay is very gradual. It also goes on to give more 'case examples' of zombies being preserved or trapped in various places until they were unwittingly released after hundreds of years.
Truly enthralling stuff.
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Disaster in USA:
*massive rioting and looting (yay, free tv-s for everyone!!!)
*extensive chaos, suffering and loss of life
*scam artists instantly start robbing money
Look at the japanese earthquake / nuclear power plant disaster.
Disaster in Japan:
*supermarkets start handing out free food, water and blankets
*civilians organize volunteer aid stations
*overall order and support
The biggest flaw with zombies is that they are somehow completely immune to entropy and that they don't require energy of any kind to exist (in most movies). Even magic shouldn't be able to defy the laws of thermodynamics. And if it can, then zombies are an infinite energy resource. Imagine the possibilities if you could capture one and harness its energy!
Even fiction needs some sense of scientific realism to be truly engaging.
I don't know about fictional zombies, but I can tell you how it works for my brother. If he doesn't eat Doritos several times a day and drink two or three 2-litre Dr. Peppers, he starts writhing in pain. One time, I locked him in his room for the weekend while we went to the lake. When we came home, he was almost dead. Another couple of days without chips and soda pop and he'd have be a goner for sure.
There seem to be two schools of thought you could follow here. One being that zombies are the result of a virus/plague/man made epidemic. In this case I think the zombism would eventually peak, then drastically decline. The main reason being all sources of food (animals) are pushed to extinction or turned into zombies themselves. Eventually the food supply would run out and the zombies could no longer feed or spread the infection, and eventually go extinct themselves.
On the other hand we have the fantasy realm. Lets suppose undeath is the result of magic. This magic could cause any laws we accept in our world to not apply, and the zombies could perhaps stay in a stable condition that results in them never decaying or breaking down.
This is what happens when I smoke pot and peruse forums.
In regards to them fighting a human - the human would in most cases loose since most of us arent trained to fight, and they arent fighting one on one either. Even as being "dead" they also seem to be stronger than normal humans or using more muscles tearing through flesh (or the people in the films are just made of paper).
You could also put down the question how long would it take before zombies attack each other for food, or exactly what is it they crave if they dont attack each others as humans to keep up.
On a sidenote. People who use tldr when they wrote 3 lines before that should be smacked for lack of faith in other peoples ability to comprehend
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The word you want to use is "have" not "of".
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