Zombie Cliche Lookout: Pushing Back
With a zombie, there’s no negotiation. It wants to come and eat your face, and you, one assumes, don’t really want it to do that. Your options, however, are limited. You’re not going to talk the zombie out of its own nature. That means you can run, or hide, or fight. That’s about it. With people, talking is an option, and within that option are all sorts of different tacks you can take. You can play on their sympathies, try to strike some sort of bargain with them, or even intimidate them. There’s no saying how successful you’ll be, of course. In fact, you might just end up making things worse. It really breaks down to two things: the person you’re talking with, and how you present yourself. Broken down simply, it’s a sort of rock/paper/scissors kind of deal, except with far more than three available options.
About this Episode:
We don’t get to spend a lot of time with this new group of people. I’m not going to dive into their backstory or do any sort of mini-arc that shows how they function as a group, but I want to get something across about their personalities and how they work together. They are, all of them, aggressive in some way, but how they approach it varies a fair bit. Or, at least that’s what I’m going for.
Discussion Question: How to Proceed
Today’s question comes to us from BrickVoi, who asks: “Should Murphy stand his ground a second time and start complaining, or insist on an explanation first, as if he’s dumber than anyone Ned ever knew? Or should he play along for now? I don’t rightly know what’s happening on Wednesday, so discuss this here and now if you want!”
Clearly, the comic has already answered the question of what Murphy will actually do, but what do you think he should have done?