Zombies Vs. The Thing
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In a war fought only by zombies and The Thing, who would win? Is there one monster that would reign supreme? In order to answer that question, we must first consider each of the creatures in turn.
The Zombie: As I stated in my Zombie versus Vampire argument, the modern archetype of the Zombie is rooted deep in the genre. Zombies are undead; that’s fairly simple to ascertain. They are plagued with a voracious hunger, they never stop to rest, and they move whether it’s night or day. They have no preference in whom they will kill and they can add to their ranks with a single, infected bite. The Zombie exists with no subtlety, no brains, and absolutely no subterfuge. That makes them pretty formidable, but how will they stack up against the Vampire or the Werewolf?
The Thing: As a parasitic life form, The Thing can absorb and assimilate anything it touches. It adapts within any environment that can sustain multi-cellular, complex life, which happens to be its principle food and host source. Just one cell can work as well as a group of them, using a host to replicate itself over and over again. The thing even has a fantastic defense system – it mimics itself completely as its host so unless you’re super paranoid, or it tries to assimilate you, you may not even know how close it really is…
The fact that The Thing can adapt to an environment that can sustain complex life, multi-cellular complex life to be more specific, is both a strength and a weakness. The Zombie is technically is not alive, so the question remains; could The Thing even assimilate one without dying itself? Or would there be some sort of biological mutation that would occur to create a hybrid?
So now it’s your turn – discuss, ruminate, and render your choice as to who would reign supreme…
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