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Actually, the answer to this is probably found in the words of Rick Grimes himself, in 2015, the episode named Them. [there's a long pause as the storm thunders over them] Rick Grimes: When I was a kid... I asked my grandpa once if he ever killed any Germans in the war. He wouldn't answer. He said that was grown-up stuff. So... so I asked if the ...


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Quite possibly no. Executive producer Robert Kirkman discussed this at a packed panel in Las Vegas, stating: "[Learning the origins] is not the priority in Walking Dead; that's not the priority in Fear The Walking Dead," Kirkman told a packed panel at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. "Every other story deals with that stuff and we're concerned about the ...


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TL;DR: Yes. Note: This answer has so many spoilers that it doesn't make sense to hide them all, and there is a bit of gore. If you don't like spoilers or gore, you might want to skip this answer (although if you don't like gore, you probably don't watch The Walking Dead anyway) Identical deaths: Amy: Bitten on the neck by a zombie. Jim: ...


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Extensive CGI isn't necessary. For the arms, it's simple enough to have them wear green/blue socks. Here is a picture of Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump: Basically, they shoot this scene twice, once with the actor and another with them missing. A computer looks for blue (green is used more often I think) pixels, and replaces those with the corresponding pixels ...


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Yes. But it's also referring to the zombies. It's an example of dramatic irony of the most classic type that the title refers in a very obvious way to the fact that there is a bunch of dead people literally walking about the place, but in another sense applies to the people who are not (yet) in that state. By issue 24 of the comic the writers got tired of ...


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Recently, The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd was asked about the frequent lack of changes in the weather on the series by Access Hollywood, and let the outlet in on a little secret; the lack of seasons totally has to do with the drama’s production schedule. "Yeah, it's dependent on the weather when we shoot." It’s not ...


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You were looking for credible sources. I found one on the wiki page for the episode, a quote from the comic writer, Kirkman. Robert Kirkman stated: [The A refers to] Train Car A. They were put in Train Car A. The wiki doesn't mention it anywhere else, so I would assume Occam's razor, the answer with the fewest assumptions is probably correct. It's just ...


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There are some questions on SFF getting at this same topic if you want to read those: How long was Rick in the hospital? Why was Rick's room blocked with a hospital bed? And this HitFix article provides some insight: How The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes Survived His Coma Isn't a Mystery, Y'all But I will do my best to sum them up. The gist of them is ...


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I think you're misreading what they've been doing with her character. She hasn't been becoming bipolar, she's been acting like a spy for her group since they first arrived at Alexandria. Her transition from demure housewife to apocalyptic survivor who's prepared to do whatever it takes to survive (and general badass) has been going on for quite some time. ...


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Any form of leg shielding would presumably slow them down. While walkers are slow, the ability to move through a "herd" is often necessary, and anything that impedes their movement would be more of a detriment than an asset.


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The extras on the discs (season 3) go into detail about how Michonne's friends were brought to un-life on the show. The faces are prosthetic, extending about an inch and a half in front of the actor's real faces (per Greg Nicotero) If you look at the makeup, you can see how the zombie faces are basically faceplates in front of the actors' real faces: If ...


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Note: This answer represents the best information I was able to find regarding the following media - The Walking Dead comics, television show (through the middle of season six), print novels, and Telltale story games, and the Fear the Walking Dead television show. Unless otherwise noted, mentions of television shows refer to The Walking Dead, not Fear the ...


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The Saviors sprayed him with paint. I think they marked him so that rick and his group would know next time they see him (hanging from the bridge) that it is the same guy. From where Rick and the others were standing I doubt that they could see his face to recognize him .


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TL;DR: Is there any clear out-of-universe evidence that would allow us to definitively narrow down the list or identify the victim? No, not really. There is no out-of-universe information that would tell us who died, or even allow us to narrow down the list beyond the obvious "Probably not Carl or Rick" (Negan seemed to set Carl aside to some extent, and ...


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Based on the Talking Dead after the episode, they cleared up what happened. The bullet glanced Carl, and chips from shattering bone provided secondary damage to the eye. No internal penetration of the bullet. No brain trauma. Period. So none of the gunshot to the brain statistics matter. "The bullet kind of catches that bone as it comes down right ...


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Yes, they turned because they are already infected. Everyone is infected, regardless of being bitten or having an open wound. The belief is that the virus went airborne, meaning it's transmitted via respiratory infection vectors. They breathed in the virus through lung tissue. Why they turned so quick seems to be due to individual biology, maybe immune ...


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I think you overestimate how often they use firearms, and exactly how much ammunition they need. There is very little information on this in-universe so we must apply logic. On firearm usage Numerous times throughout the show's run you hear Rick and others talk about conserving ammunition, using melee attacks (i.e. blades), and other forms of creative ...


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Note that everyone is already infected, as explained by k0pernikus on the Sci-Fi SE: In the comics it is established that everyone already is infected, though the symptoms only show after you "die" unless the brain is damaged too much. This was shown with Shane. He died by gunshot, yet turned into a zombie while laying six feet ...


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Rick's group only clear a single cell block, the one they lived in, and the outside area where they keep their vehicles and later grow crops. They specifically did not clear the rest of the prison: at one point they discuss it, and decide not to for the following reasons: It is risky. There are lots of narrow, dimly-lit corridors. They would have to move ...


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Why don't Michonne's pets try to attack her? Basically, because they can't. They have no arms or teeth. The fact that they stopped trying to do so implies that they somehow learned that it would never work, but how they learned this (since zombies can't learn) is never really explained. All we know is what we're told. In the comics: These two ...


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TL;DR: Being bitten by a zombie doesn't turn you into a zombie (it just kills you, and then something else, which you were already infected with, turns you into a zombie). As such, neither bites nor cuts from infected weapons have anything to do with why a person becomes a zombie. Robert Kirkman, the creator of the Walking Dead franchise, has explicitly ...


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The obvious implication is that the herd outside the wall is now so enormous that the zombies closest to the wall are being crushed by the sheer weight of the horde behind them. In the first episode of the season, we see something quite similar happen when the herd is being led around the bend in the road, at the point where a temporary wall was erected ...


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Before Dr. Jenner commuted suicide at the CDC, he told Rick that everyone is infected. I think that sometime during the apocolypse, the virus became airborne, maybe due to the growth of dead walkers piling up, or something else. The virus became part of the air, and as the survivors inhaled, the virus, along with oxygen and carbon dioxide, traveled through ...


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That question was also directed to Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead comic book creator and also a writer for the TV show), in Talking Dead S05E08 (aired after S06E08 "Start to Finish", the mid-season finale*). His response was (paraphrased slightly): Well, look. One, it's not very practical. Being in close contact with that material is also gonna cause ...


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I have never been a big fan of the idea that zombies can be explained scientifically in any canon, and The Walking Dead is no exception. In the pilot, as soon as Rick wakes up and is wandering around, we already see several zombies in a state of advanced decomp. One is crawling on the ground with an exposed rib cage, for instance. No metabolism would be ...


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What was he sprayed with? Orange spray paint. The victim just before the spray painting The victim the next time we see him, with an orange X spray painted on his chest Why was he spray painted? We don't know for sure, but chances are good that @Glunias is correct. Rick's group never got a good look at the guy's face, but they saw what he was wearing ...


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They don't stop decomposing, but they do so rather slowly. In The Walking Dead, unlike the book World War Z, zombies steadily decompose, albeit rather slowly. In the book World War Z, the process still takes place, but usually at a far slower rate (the exception being the rare cases in which the zombie is in an extremely humid, hot environment, like a ...


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Super-Soldier Serum This is not explained in the show or the comics. I don't know if the authors have even thought about it - many times, this is simply thought of as a conceit of the genre. However, there's no actual reason why things have to decay. Decay is caused by various kinds of microbes, as well as oxygen and sunlight damage Bacteria and fungi ...


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In The Walking Dead, zombies do not attack or eat other zombies. In season 1, we see this explicitly... two protagonists manage to escape by covering themselves in so much gore that the zombies do not perceive them to be alive. Thus, any victim of a zombie attack quickly falls into two categories: they're killed quickly or they're not killed quickly. If ...


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It is difficult to see because of the very dark lighting, but he picks them up from the nurses' station. After he fumbles around with the telephone he reaches into a plastic basket and moves his hands around. At approximately 17 minutes into season 1, episode 1, he grabs an object: You can then see him swiping one hand across the other: Finally, he has ...



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