Episode 67

Zombie Cliché Lookout:
One of the keys to surviving the zombie apocalypse is being able to rely on one member of the group to be a voice of reason. Generally speaking, this person has some sort of authority in the regular world; they might be a boss, or a policeman, or an officer in the military.  But then again they might just be an average Joe who’s sick of listening to all the squabbling. Whatever they are, they know the value of a team working toward a common goal rather than being distracted with petty infighting while the shambling horde of walking corpses silently bears down on them.

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Replica

Alike other cliches, this also can sometimes aplies to real life, though to other situations than “zombie apocalypse” and without the “shambling horde of walking corpses” bit.

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Lich Barrister

I’m remembering every single groupwork assignment where it was something other than “Let Lich do it while we chatter and act like morons!” Alas, I enjoyed good marks too much to deliberately tank the assignment. In retrospect, that would have been awesome.

Deliberately tanking it in this setting would be leaving someone to die, though. I wonder if there’s that cliche for rivals…

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Marnax Gatnom

Jack Shepard from Lost is a example of this kind of Trope, as he organizes tent building, and food collection.

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Dave

Possibly, Jack also got into a lot of arguments with other characters, like Locke and Sawyer. If anything, I think Hurley would be the closest on Lost.

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