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5 Advantages of being the First Zombie

Updated on June 21, 2012

Our addiction about zombies seems to never end. It started decades ago where horror movies, which starred the dead coming back to life, were released. Eventually, computer games were developed with zombies as protagonists and surprisingly most of them turned out successful. In fact, it greatly affected our perspective about gaming. Before, we play to be pleased so most games were colorful and lively. Try to visit the nearest computer game shops today and you’ll observe that most games use these creepy creatures to scare the hell out of us and gather more patrons. This alone is a proof that majority of us love zombies despite how horrifying their faces may be. At the event a zombie apocalypse would take place, most of you will surely run. And of course I will! Who would want to feel intense pain while being bitten by a zombie and turn into a flesh-eating, brainless, smelly creature afterwards? However, is it really a bad idea to be the first zombie? I somehow pondered about this and came up with five good advantages of being a zombie before everyone does.

Less Pain

I’m pretty certain that most of you already seen a zombie movie, read a book about it, or killed hundreds of these horrific creatures in a computer game. Have you noticed how survivors of the zombie apocalypse die in the end? Often than not, they are brutally murdered by numerous hungry zombies. Would you prefer this experience over being bitten by a single zombie? The pain is definitely less if you join these flesh-eating monsters as early as possible.

You won’t see your loved ones dying

Can you imagine the trauma of seeing your husband or wife, children, parents, friends, or close neighbors devoured by zombies? Life will eventually be meaningless without them. What’s the use of running if in the end you’ll be left with no reason to live? I know how it feels to lose a family member. The pain lingers even the incident happened a couple of years ago. What more if it is a mass slaughter were all the ones you cared for are the victims? Even just thinking of it made me almost cry.

You don’t have to kill your loved ones

Once anyone is bitten by a zombie and died, he will definitely turn into a zombie. This is the usual scenario in most zombie movies. If this is the case, are you ready to shoot your father, mother, spouse, sister, brother, daughter, or son in the head? Only a few have a stone heart to do it without hesitation. They may look like zombies but the fact remains that they were the same people who gave you gifts during Christmas, played basketball with you, greeted you good morning each day, and so on. How can you shoot the zombie in front of you if she is the one who raised you and provided everything that you need? This decision is undoubtedly one of the hardest that you’ll need to make. The only way to avoid this suffering is by turning into a zombie before they do. You think you can protect all of them? Think again once you see a horde of zombies closing in to your neighborhood. Even Chuck Norris can’t do so much against them. But you know what? I think he can.

You’ll be the hunter

Zombie apocalypse survivors are often those who run fast and have enough stamina to keep the pace. Being a computer geek, I’m pretty sure I’ll be a zombie sooner than everyone else. Why suffer the burden of constantly running and worrying if the zombies are near if you always have the choice to be the hunter? I know you are concerned about being ugly and smelly. Nonetheless, if you carefully think about it, does the living take a shower daily during a zombie apocalypse? Do they look better than zombies? In almost all zombie movies that I have seen, they don’t. You’ll be covered with blood after killing a couple of zombies at close range. There might be a lot of abandoned houses out there where you can take a bath but would you take the risk knowing that a zombie can come out from nowhere and attack you anytime? Being a zombie will save you from the worries. All you need to think about is hunting. Oh! I totally forgot that zombies don’t think. What I mean is all you need to do is roam around the streets and hope that you’ll come across with a few dumb survivors.

The only thing you need to protect is your head

Even the tiniest zombie bite can infect you! This is probably the lamest thing about being a survivor. Zombies on the other hand won’t mind at all if you chop their feet or arms off. The only way to kill a zombie is to destroy its brain. You see how unfair it is? In addition, as a zombie, you’ll be granted with unlimited stamina and strength. You don’t need to take breaks and catch your breath. This is probably one of the main reasons why even the fastest survivors can’t outrun a horde of zombies. Even your Ferrari won’t help so much either since gas is very expensive these days.

Living after being swarmed by a horde of zombies, is a gift. But keep in mind that everything will certainly change during a zombie apocalypse. Knowing the advantages of being the first zombie may excite some of you but don’t rush! You’ll have your turn. The best thing for you to do now is enjoy life and get the most out of it. Who knows, the first zombie might already made his way to your doorstep and is now patiently waiting for his first kill!


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      Alma Cabase 5 years ago from Philippines

      @ Cazzykylex

      Thank you for liking my hub and inspiring me.

      Take care. ^_^



    • Crazzykylex profile image

      Crazzykylex 5 years ago from Incredible India!

      Never wondered how our lives would 've become after being a Zombie. Really got to admire how wild your imagination is. lol

      Loved your hub, Alma. Keep writing such "unique" and interesting hubs. Gotta share it now


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