What are you Morals/Ethics in the Zombie Apocalypse?

I'd say I'd be a relatively good guy, but it's kinda hard to say that because good and bad in the zombie apocalypse is a really grey area, but here's a list of some rules I have concerning Ethics/Morals

  • We don't kill people, unless its 100% necessary (Bandits attacking the motor inn) or if it's a mercy killing. ( the girl at the motor in in S1E1 and the girl in the streets in S1E3)
  • We don't let people die if we can stop it.
  • We don't leave people behind
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  • I'm kind of a Jane. Survival is #1 on my list.

  • We dont become cannibals

  • So you'd even leave friends and family to die if it would save your own ass?

    I'm kind of a Jane. Survival is #1 on my list.

  • Let's be honest here: Jane doesn't even know these people. They aren't family, they aren't friends. She doesn't have any obligation to them. Family and friends are a different story.

    Kennysucks posted: »

    So you'd even leave friends and family to die if it would save your own ass?

    1. don't become cannibal like @Rylee said.
    2. don't leave family/friends behind (unless they get dangerous)
    3. Don't kill alive people (unless bandits trying to rape you or stealing food)
    4. Help people on your way!!!

    You do this and you shall survive!!

  • In a ZA, I may not have any friends and family left. If I do, they go above survival.

    Kennysucks posted: »

    Well i know but if surviving is #1 on your list then survival would be above family/friends

  • KennysucksKennysucks Banned
    edited July 2014

    Well i know but if surviving is #1 on your list then survival would be above family/friends

    Let's be honest here: Jane doesn't even know these people. They aren't family, they aren't friends. She doesn't have any obligation to them. Family and friends are a different story.

  • In a ZA I might not have any friends and family left. If I do, they go above survival.

    Kennysucks posted: »

    Well i know but if surviving is #1 on your list then survival would be above family/friends

  • Don't kill unless you must.

    Don't steal unless you must.

    Nobody gets left behind (within reason)

    Survive

  • I see yall talking about badass and emotionless i guarantee you it aint that easy. Ive done over 9000 tests about apocalypses and i stay a realistic and no risk taking survivalist just like Christa. No big group no women no kids no elders no cities. If i have to save someone to get myself in trouble i would pass it. See it as coward but its not. The Governor said lots of wise things about heroic people. Heroes die. You cant be a hero and live. You have to make a choice, I like Christa's ideas.

  • My Rules of a ZA
    -Don't leave family/freidns behind
    - Be nice to those around you, they may return the favour
    - Dont kill unless needed
    - Dont be a cannibal

  • What if a herd is coming and your grandma cant walk?

    What if people constantly make you mad and you are surrounded by zombies and constant problems? Youre gonna stay nice?

    What if your people are dyin and you come across a camp with people and food? You just gonna ask em?

    What if your dad is dying and you got no food? You aint gonna make some meat out of his tasty legs?

    My Rules of a ZA -Don't leave family/freidns behind - Be nice to those around you, they may return the favour - Dont kill unless needed - Dont be a cannibal

  • my morals/ethics will be changing as time passes and as survival becomes more difficult
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  • THATS EXACTLY WHAT I DID IN SEASON 1 WITH LEE LOL!

    kappafan posted: »

    my morals/ethics will be changing as time passes and as survival becomes more difficult

    1. give her sleeping pills if possible, or shoot her
    2. Yell at them, but why shoot?
    3. Yes, ask and offer something in return
    4. HELL NO!

    What if a herd is coming and your grandma cant walk? What if people constantly make you mad and you are surrounded by zombies a

  • ah okay, well your better than some people I know, some people I know are purely about survival, over anything else, including family/friends

    In a ZA I might not have any friends and family left. If I do, they go above survival.

    1. ask my dad to carry her (if not possible, just shoot her)
    2. I'd scream with everyone
    3. I would ask, but I would steal if I really needed to
    4. ABSOLUTELY NO , Gosh :( I rather starve.. Kill a squirrel or something

    What if a herd is coming and your grandma cant walk? What if people constantly make you mad and you are surrounded by zombies a

  • KennysucksKennysucks Banned
    edited July 2014
    1. I pick her up and run and do whatever i can to protect her, if i cant, i say my goodbyes and shoot her so she doesn't suffer
    2. Yes, just because someone ticks you off, its no excuse to let them die
    3. yeah, they'd probably let us in or at least let us go on our way
    4. that's fucked up so fuck no

    What if a herd is coming and your grandma cant walk? What if people constantly make you mad and you are surrounded by zombies a

  • there's a good chance those people die fast in a world like that you need someone to watch your back and if your out for yourself no one will trust you or help you.

    Kennysucks posted: »

    ah okay, well your better than some people I know, some people I know are purely about survival, over anything else, including family/friends

  • -My rule's are keep moving, always.

    -Keep the "fire" inside you burning.

    -And be as good a person as you can.

  • Morals? MORALS?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA

    For real though, I'd be a more moral survivalist. If you've got skills, you're in but if not, you can learn from those who do have skills. Friends and family before others. Always.

  • If you have a big group with women you know some of them are gonna have sex and become pregnant. And thats when youre in deep problems

    Morals? MORALS?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHA For real though, I'd be a more moral survivalist. If you've got skills, you're in but if not, you can learn from those who do have skills. Friends and family before others. Always.

  • Not all women are going to find the ZA a romantic setting so I wouldn't really worry about that..

    If you have a big group with women you know some of them are gonna have sex and become pregnant. And thats when youre in deep problems

  • Situational Ethics. For those who don't know, situational ethics is the moral system that many Christians agree with and use, or disagree with and don't. Whilst I'm an athiest, 'situational ethics' is how I've always played Telltale Games.

    Bassicacly it depends on the situation whether it's worth helping somebody or not. Mostly Situational Ethics is about helping people, and depending on the situation, finding ways to help them. However the moral system in these games is so difficult, I can't help everyone (Which seriously bothers me. I know it makes sense, you can't really just go and help/save everyone, but I'm just that type of person. This is why the deaths in which I could have tried to stop or prevent, especially determinants make me so damn sad.)

    So yeah. I of course try and protect the weakest (Sarah and Rebecca) motivate and be kind to the friendliest (Nick, Alvin, Pete, Luke, Kenny, Sarita,Bonnie) and help the strongest (Everyone but Sarah and Rebecca).

  • Survival, AT ANY COST!

    Only save those who you deem worthy.

  • edited July 2014

    I would be very distrustful of people the further I got into the ZA. I would initially try and help out everyone that I could within my means, and I'm sure a group would love the fact that I have decent medical training. (nursing student/grew up on a farm) I would be very hesitant around men because lets face it whose going to stop a them from taking a girl in a lawless situation. I would also be very truthful with people unless it was going to get myself or my group killed.

  • I'd say I have ethics like Molly in the apocalypse, someone who's just trying to survive without conflict and prioritizes there life first, but won't leave someone to die a death they don't deserve or I could possibly save.

  • Adapt, adapt, adapt.

    Leave any old world morality you had at the doorstep and worry about your own. Anyone who can't do something useful for the group (killing a zombie is the bare minimum) they are useless.

    Anyone with a crippling disease gets offered a quick death if they desire one, otherwise they're left behind.

    Women don't go outside unless armed and in a group, or infertile.

    Harsh, but that's how our ancestors survived in much harsher conditions and we've made to here because of them.

  • You. I like you.

    HarjKS posted: »

    Situational Ethics. For those who don't know, situational ethics is the moral system that many Christians agree with and use, or d

  • edited July 2014
    1. Don't leave people behind.
    2. Don't kill people if it's not necessary (mercy killing, self defense).
    3. Don't steal.
    4. Find a group.
    5. Keep moving on until you find a settlement.
    6. Don't trust strangers.
    7. Be kind, but pragmatic.
    8. Don't loose your humanity.
    9. Revenge will only make you worse.
    10. The past is in the past.
    11. Always keep calm and steadfast or you'll die.

    That's it, I think.

  • Theoretically Christians shouldn't be using situational ethics, there are some pretty clear rules which must be crossed under no circumstances. In Christianity, those of faith would adhere to those maxims, and if one's own death should arise from those circumstances, it means nothing, since the faithful go to Heaven. After all, Christianity is most famous for its martyrs (including Jesus).

    Not Christian, just saying, that's how I understood the deal [albeit, again to my understanding, a largely Protestant interpretation].

    HarjKS posted: »

    Situational Ethics. For those who don't know, situational ethics is the moral system that many Christians agree with and use, or d

  • Mine are: Protect the kids and those who can't protect themselves. Don't leave family behind. In fact, try to avoid leaving most people behind unless they are really threatening the safety of others in the group. Pair up with strong people and avoid strangers. Don't trust strangers until they prove they can be trusted.

  • My Season 1 Lee gave so many fucks and made moral choices. Season 2 Clem don't give a single fuck and is a total badass. Yup.

    kappafan posted: »

    my morals/ethics will be changing as time passes and as survival becomes more difficult

  • Help people out and maintain security and survival.
    Have sex with many women and repopulate.

  • None Applicable.

    • Rely on melee weapons over guns
    • Don't leave anyone behind
    • Don't trust newcomers, but give the impression that you do
    • If you're doing something alone, try to get it done ASAP and get back to your group
    • Recognize everyone's weaknesses and strengths
  • edited July 2014

    Survival is my top priority. Morality comes second. And by "survival" I don't mean my own survival, I mean my friends and family especially, and the group. I'd place any one of them above myself. I want to keep people safe, above all else.

    Morality is, of course, still important - but sometimes, when the only way to survive is to ditch morality, it has to be done. Like leaving the girl on the street instead of shooting her. She's dead anyway, and I wouldn't change anything by shooting her except possibly risk my friends and family's safety and survival. I couldn't let myself do that. Also, killing living people would definitely be hard for me, and she would be no exception to that rule, suffering or not.

    I would still like to be a 'good person,' and preserving one's morality as best as possible is important, but sometimes, the situation calls for acting otherwise. :(

    Oh, but children come first. Always.

  • AWESOMEOAWESOMEO Banned
    edited July 2014

    I'm not gonna expand too much since it'll make me write a fucking 3 page paragraph, but I can sum it up into two general steps:

    1) You have to become a monster in order to defeat monsters, you can't win without sacrificing something, if you don't fight, you can't win.

    2) When the time comes, rebuild civilization, and make it better than the last one.

  • Don't trust anyone

  • I haven't played enough Telltale games... But I keep thinking your avatar is Muzzy...

    "Bonjour, je suis Muzzy,

    koban4max posted: »

    Help people out and maintain security and survival. Have sex with many women and repopulate.

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