Zombie Cliche Lookout: Infighting
Survival in the zombie apocalypse is difficult enough, but survivors almost always make it more difficult by getting into arguments with each other. Naturally, this is often unavoidable. When it comes to making decisions, it’s never easy to get people to agree on the best course of action. That goes double when the danger of getting eaten by zombies is a factor. And when you add in lack of food and sleep, strong personalities are going to clash. Sooner or later, it’s going to come to a head.
In worst case scenarios, this happens either right when the zombies show up, or right in the middle of a zombie showdown. You know, because people don’t already have enough to deal with. Simmering tensions build up over time, and all they need is a nice dose of outside stress to push them over the top. For those taking notes, here’s a quick version: strong personalities + lack of resources + danger = giant interpersonal conflict.
About this Episode:
Murphy is, slowly but surely, looking like a character from a video game. He’s got a backpack for supplies, ammo pouches, two firearms (plus another if you count the shotgun he just sat down), and a backup melee weapon. I guess that’s what zombie survival looks like (at least in comics).
Discussion Question: Keeping the Peace
People can be a real pain sometimes, and the more people you have in your group, the harder it’s going to be to keep the peace. So, as the hero in your own zombie survival adventure story, how are you going to go about the business of keeping everyone working together, or at very least not at each others’ throats?
That’s right, people problems. And you thought surviving zombies was going to be your biggest challenge.