Zombie Cliche Lookout: Injured/Reserved
In movies and video games, characters can suffer horrific injuries that would permanently maim or kill a real person (we’ve discussed the closed head injured here a time or two). Are they horribly injured? Nah. They just limp for a while and maybe have some short-term cosmetic damage. Unless, of course, whoever is writing it is trying to make some sort of point, in which case all bets are off and characters would be well advised to be a little more careful.
While not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination, Last Action Hero is a great example of this. When Arnold is critically injured in the real world, he is saved by going be into the world of the movies, where his once-terrible injury is treated as completely minor.
About this Episode:
One thing that I’ve been really happy about lately is how Lou is being viewed by you guys. Some of you find him dangerous and super creepy, while others are defending him by pointing out that he may just be super cautious, and that he hasn’t said anything too incriminating just yet. This is all sorts of awesome.
Here’s another great one from BrickVoid: “If someone who’s about to become a zombie sustains an injury like that which Inez gave ol’ Lou, and said injury applied to a zombie would kill that zombie outright, would this mean he’s been saved from becoming a zombie? If he’s infected, that is.”
BrickVoid also wanted to see this addressed in the comic, which I’m starting to do in today’s script. I’m not sure if this is what he had in mind, but I’ve been spinning around this idea in my head for quite a while now, and have been looking forward to exploring it in the comic.