Zombie

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In popular culture, zombies are animated corpses. Unlike (at least modern) [[vampire]]s, zombies are generally subject to decay and have little or no intelligence. In the source myths, zombies are raised to serve by Voodoo priests. In modern fiction, zombies are reanimated by things such as radiation, chemical compounds, or micro-organisms; they may even be technically alive, just altered in behavior by whatever created the zombie effect. Magically re-animated zombies still appear in modern fantasy literature, as well, usually as low-end cannon fodder and/or as defensive measures.
 
In popular culture, zombies are animated corpses. Unlike (at least modern) [[vampire]]s, zombies are generally subject to decay and have little or no intelligence. In the source myths, zombies are raised to serve by Voodoo priests. In modern fiction, zombies are reanimated by things such as radiation, chemical compounds, or micro-organisms; they may even be technically alive, just altered in behavior by whatever created the zombie effect. Magically re-animated zombies still appear in modern fantasy literature, as well, usually as low-end cannon fodder and/or as defensive measures.
  
Typical movie zombies possess one or more of the following attributes:
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Typical movie zombies possess the following attributes to varying degrees:
 
* '''Minimal cognitive abilities:''' At most they are capable of basic tool use, like using a rock to break a window. They do not make plans or organize, they just respond to stimuli.
 
* '''Minimal cognitive abilities:''' At most they are capable of basic tool use, like using a rock to break a window. They do not make plans or organize, they just respond to stimuli.
 
* '''Hunger:''' They usually have a primal urge to kill and eat live animals, but not carrion. It's not clear why dead zombies hunger, but feeding may slow their rate of decay. Even living zombies won't attack other zombies, although the reason for such behavior is unclear.
 
* '''Hunger:''' They usually have a primal urge to kill and eat live animals, but not carrion. It's not clear why dead zombies hunger, but feeding may slow their rate of decay. Even living zombies won't attack other zombies, although the reason for such behavior is unclear.

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