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How did the virus start?

posted by VenicStorm on - last edited - Viewed by 604 users
Alright I know this question doesn't directly relate to the game, but heck I've watched the TV show and stuff and I still want to find out how the virus started. In the show there is that scientist that shows the survivors how the virus starts in the brain as soon as they die but it's never revealed why people in the past never got it when they died.

And with everyone being infected all of a sudden, how did that happen? People in previous generations were never born with the virus otherwise the apocalypse would've started in caveman times. Did everyone just wake up one day and a virus appeared in their body ready to sprout when they died?

Also sorry if this is in the wrong forum...
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  • If a cure is never found then the world will be shit forever then since every next generation of people in the walking dead universe will just be survivors, or people will just go extinct if not enough babies make it.

    so everything that happens in the comics will be pointless.
  • Robert Kirkman's made it a point to never reveal the origin of the outbreak. How it happened has just never been as important as the fact that it has.
  • Check out the movie "Fido". It's a darkly light-hearted look at what a zombie apocalypse under TWD everyone-resurrects rules would look like in twenty or thirty years.
  • Harry Callahan;692838 said:
    Check out the movie "Fido". It's a darkly light-hearted look at what a zombie apocalypse under TWD everyone-resurrects rules would look like in twenty or thirty years.

    Haha funny thing is I watched that movie at school just a couple days ago.

    It could happen since Michonne in the comics has already tried keeping zombie pets.
  • Because of the buttplague.
  • The original Night of the Living Dead never dwelled on it. It gave suggestions but never told you why.

    I personally like the 'spirtiual' take;

    "When there is no more room in hell the dead will walk the earth."
  • Necrophilia STD?
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  • It tends to be a staple in ZA fiction that we never see how the outbreak starts and culminates in the apocalypse (simply because most writers lack the chops to portray it in a plausible way), i.e. how we go from the Zombie patient-zero to a hundred, to having them cover the globe.
  • I personally like to think it was an asteroid or something a NASA craft from outer space brought back, but Kirkman said we'll never know.
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