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Cannibal Zombie
Cannibal Zombie
skill unknown
stamina unknown (1)[1]
Attacks 1
Weapon Used Small Claws and Bite
Habitat Dungeons
Number Encountered 1-30 and more
Type Undead
Reaction Hostile
Intelligence Low

Cannibal Zombies are a variation of the common undead Zombie in the Fighting Fantasy franchise. They appear exclusively in Blood of the Zombies.

Origins and DistributionEdit

A Cannibal Zombie is the corpse of a normal human infected by a mutated virus injected into his or her bloodstream; no magic is necessarily involved in its creation. These dreadful beings first came into being through fell rituals carried out by Caribbean witch doctors. Blood samples from the zombies were sold to unscrupulous traders, who would in turn sell them to likely unscrupulous parties for experimentation.[2]

A horde of these Zombies was eventually created by the mad Romanian millionaire Gingrich Yurr, who intended to conquer the world by unleashing an army of zombies under his control and eventually turn himself into one, too.[3] To this end, he had his henchmen kidnap hundreds of innocent people and bring them to his castle, where his hired scientists under the command of Professor Roznik would inject them with a mutant gene derived from original zombie blood. However, the plan was foiled by one lone prisoner who managed to escape captivity in Yurr's dungeons, and his young intern cook Amy Fletcher, who apparently destroyed all zombies in the castle, including Yurr himself.[4]

DescriptionEdit

Cannibal Zombie food fight

Cannibal Zombies fighting each other for food

Cannibal Zombies are in their basic nature much like normal Zombies: animated corpses of normal humans. However, most of these zombies bear open, weeping blisters and are horribly disfigured, partially from the effects of the mutant gene injected into them,[5] but also from attacks by infected zombies while they were still alive, or subsequent struggles with other zombies following their zombification, mostly for food. They will usually be missing whole chunks of flesh, and more than often also sport severed limbs, missing body parts, and exposed organs, especially their entrails.[6]

As the name implies, this type of Zombie craves flesh, and to that end they will attack and dismember any living being they encounter; humans are their most preferred prey.[7] Cannibal Zombies usually attack with their fists and teeth, tearing, biting and rending into any living creature unlucky enough to encounter them.

Unlike necromantically created zombies, Cannibal Zombies can be suprisingly fast at times, especially once they "get used" to their undead state.[8] They also retain a vestige of their former intelligence and memories, making them capable of executing effective ambushes.[9] They are also capable of using hand weapons quite effectively.[10] Most of the time they are not capable of properly employing firearms in combat[11], though a few exceptional zombies might have that ability.[12] Sometimes the zombies retain enough memories to enable them to talk, but their vocabulary is mostly limited to sentiments and thoughts which dominated their mind at the time of their demise.[13]

Special AbilitiesEdit

Much like a Plague Zombie, Cannibal Zombie possess an infectious and ultimately fatal attack. If they bite a victim, and even part of their infected blood enters their victim's bloodstream, the virulent mutant gene which transformed them will affect their victim as well.[14] As a result of its highly volatile nature, the unlucky victim - especially when his immune system is highly weakened, like from the effects of near starvation[15] - will be transformed into a Cannibal Zombie in a matter of mere minutes.[16]

Another dangerous quality of the Cannibal Zombies is their tendency to wander about in large groups, even hordes numbering several dozen individuals. Since they are singlemindedly relentless, they will swarm over one single victim in droves, eventually overpowering them by sheer force of numbers.

TriviaEdit

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blood of the Zombies - p. 11
  2. Blood of the Zombies - 206
  3. Blood of the Zombies - 230
  4. Blood of the Zombies - 225, 333
  5. Blood of the Zombies - 45
  6. Blood of the Zombies - 13, 70, 135, 148, 176, 192/259
  7. Blood of the Zombies - 176, 192/259
  8. Blood of the Zombies - 189, 244
  9. Blood of the Zombies - 5, 13, 135, 204, 290
  10. Blood of the Zombies - 135, 148, 322, 367
  11. Blood of the Zombies - 45
  12. Blood of the Zombies - 110
  13. Blood of the Zombies - 45, 215
  14. Blood of the Zombies - 67
  15. Blood of the Zombies - 229
  16. Blood of the Zombies - 101

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