how do you think the virus "works"?

edited November 2012 in The Walking Dead
I think it works like this:
the virus is a toxin that is "stored" in the brain and the virus is only activated when you die IF the brain doesn't have much damage because it's very delicate.
the bite just makes you sick and kills you off with that being said: it leaves no damage on the brain and is useful for the virus to activate.

how do you think it "works"

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  • edited November 2012
    I don't know probably something very complicated and stuff.
  • edited November 2012
    Magic. That was the point of the CDC episode. Jenner studied the zombies with SOTA equipment and found nothing.

    (Yes, I know it doesn't happen in the comics, but I state it because the show means to clearer spell out what was previously only hinted at.)
  • edited November 2012
    Magic. That was the point of the CDC episode. Jenner studied the zombies with SOTA equipment and found nothing.

    (Yes, I know it doesn't happen in the comics, but I state it because the show means to clearer spell out what was previously only hinted at.)

    I thought he wasn't a real scientist? Didn't he said his wife was and that's why she should have lived and he should have died?
  • edited November 2012
    What virus?
  • edited November 2012
    Sentient teeth bugs.
  • edited November 2012
    I've had my own silly little explanation of it for a while...

    I thought it was a sort of parasite that takes control of the human brain, using the body to seek out food(flesh) for nutrients or what-have-you to nourish itself. On it's own, it's not strong enough to forcefully overtake the brain when it's already in use(living hosts) but can freely utilize it when the host has died.

    As for the bite, i never really thought that part out much, but figured it somehow gave the parasite an "adrenaline boost" of sorts so it becomes strong enough to steal control of the brain from the living host, thus causing death.

    Well...i was never was the best at coming up with this kind of stuff. :rolleyes:
  • edited November 2012
    I thought he wasn't a real scientist? Didn't he said his wife was and that's why she should have lived and he should have died?

    He's cited as a doctor in the wiki. His wife was the lead scientist. Even so, there was at least one doctor looking for a cause of the reanimation. Nothing was ever found.

    Maaaaaagic!
  • edited November 2012
    I just want to know how everyone just woke up one day and unknowingly had a virus in their brain ready to sprout when they die O_O
  • edited November 2012
    I just want to know how everyone just woke up one day and unknowingly had a virus in their brain ready to sprout when they die O_O

    A strong airborne virus can spread pretty quickly.

    I agree with TheNNerdGamer, I don't think zombie bites and the zombie virus are actually related at all. Zombie bites just happen to be lethal, allowing the virus to do its work.
  • edited November 2012
    The "virus" Is a parasitic toxin that feeds on flesh and mutates the brain and causes cell diffusion in order for a more suitable environment to create a self sufficient human analog to spread the toxin from one body to another, in the form of either the toxin entering the bloodstream, or the toxin entering the human body through the air after its inevitable death.
  • edited November 2012
    Simple. You die and whatever's left of your body comes back as a zombie. Assuming the the brain is intact.
  • edited November 2012
    Lambs eat oats and does eat oats and li'l lambs eat ivy. :confused:
    *POOF*
    You're a zombie. :eek:
    And thats how they make Cheez-Its. :cool:
  • edited November 2012
    It's best not to get too science-y when considering zombie stuff... It kinda kills it. Devil's in the details, ya know.
  • edited November 2012
    I'm going with wrath of god
  • edited November 2012
    A strong airborne virus can spread pretty quickly.

    I agree with TheNNerdGamer, I don't think zombie bites and the zombie virus are actually related at all. Zombie bites just happen to be lethal, allowing the virus to do its work.

    I'd go further to say that the zombie virus remains dormant because our immune systems are still strong at that point and viruses of other types have been known to do that.
    The zombie bite acts like an immune system blocker, like AIDS or a list of other immunodeficiency diseases. The bite lowers your immune system and everything around you just kills you. The zombie virus only activates upon death.
  • edited November 2012
    When there is no room left in Hell, the dead shall walk the earth
  • edited November 2012
    The dogs are behind it!

    They began their evil plans by getting into every household and hypnotising them with * woof woof woof which translates as You will become a geek and wipe out humanity
  • edited November 2012
    i think its more likely some kind of sci-fi virus/parasite/new thing rather than supernatural or magic but sci-fi and fantasy are so similar that and unexplainable new type of virus/thing may as well be magic
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