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Brains...?

Or Flesh...?

What does your ideal zombie want more?


I'm a brain man myself.
If I was a zombie, my objetive would be to go for that brain as soon as the victim was immobilized.

You know that shit's gotta taste good.

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My ideal zombie does not adhere to the notion that there is a difference between flesh and brains, and will eat either without ever showing a preference.

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Ahh, yes.

I forgot that if all zombies eat brains then they wouldn't be creating any new zombies since the brain is gone. Then you would just have a buncha chewed up motherfuckers laying around with no brain in their skull. Tough break.

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I wonder how that zombies love brains route got started anyways...

Flesh favorer myself

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The myth that zombies want to eat brains is kind of counter intuitive becuase as Hex pointed out that if the victims brain was destroyed by a zombie then the virus would be unable to spread becuase no new zombie would be created.  I believe that zombies don't want to eat anything, they are solely being driven to bite a new host in order to propagate the infection, there are several real life parasites and infections that cause similar reactions or complex behavioral changes in their hosts.


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Like what, Omen was telling me about some parasite that reanimates its host for 2 hours.... or maybe I was mishearing him
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I wonder how that zombies love brains route got started anyways...

Flesh favorer myself

Return of the Living Dead series.  I don't know of any other movies that have brain eating zombies.  To the best of my recollection, they eat brains because being undead is very painful and brains act like some sort of painkiller.  But it has been many years since I have seen the original movies (1 and 2).


Zombies should eat flesh. 



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Agreed, Flesh all the way baby


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One more thought, maybe the virus compels the zombies to not only bite victims to infect them but also to continue biting in order to kill so that their numbers are built up even more quickly rather than waiting for the full infection/sickness/death/reanimation routine to run its course.


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I think the infected continue to eat because of an unsatisfiable hunger rather than to increase there numbers. I dont think they are smart enough to think like that. However, you may be right


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Well im not saying that they are smart enough to conciously know why but that is the reason why the z virus evolved to create the insatiable hunger feeling in the reanimated dead.


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Oh so you mean its like an instinct then? I guess that makes sense. You win this one lol


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Return of the Living Dead series. I don't know of any other movies that have brain eating zombies. To the best of my recollection, they eat brains because being undead is very painful and brains act like some sort of painkiller. But it has been many years since I have seen the original movies (1 and 2).


Zombies should eat flesh.


Couldn't have said it better myself.

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Like Z said, They just go for whatever the can get their decomposed hands on.
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I wonder how that zombies love brains route got started anyways...

Flesh favorer myself

Return of the Living dead series 1&2 started that and mass media ran with it. "Brains" is just such a catch phrase. The big difference with those Zombies is that nothing killed them. No shots to the head, nothing. You literally have to chop them up and burn them. Oh and they can talk too. "Send more paramedics" that always cracks me up. On the question though I prefer Romero style shambling flesh eaters.

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Hahah, the wife and I had Return playing in the background while we cleaned the house yesterday. I love the punk rockers...that's some ridiculously silly shit.

After my realization of the "Eaten brain=No Zombies" bit, I'm all about that flesh now, too.

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I dunno, I've just never been a big fan of the brain-eating zombies. I don't find myself very amused by the concept.

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The most important question is how will those zombies infect a tree guy with tons of arms and penises like me? Mwahaha! They won't!

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brains are popular at the taco trucks in Cali. So yeah brains.


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