Yesterday I featured an interview with Jack Wallen, and the day before we talked about Zombies and Xenomorphs… Let’s see what you think about a match-up between the Zombie and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
To continue the series of which creature or monster would persevere in a Zombie Apocalypse, let’s consider a battle between Zombies and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. If you have seen The Ghostbusters, you know exactly whom I’m talking about. In order to figure out who might be victorious, we must consider each in turn.
The Zombie: The modern archetype of the Zombie is rooted deep within its genre. Zombies are undead; that’s fairly simple to ascertain. With a voracious hunger, they never stop to rest, and they continue to move whether it’s night or day. They have no preference in whom they will kill and they 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 Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man: Let’s recreate the vision for you first – imagine a large white humanoid figure over 100ft tall composed of conjoined marshmallows. With a white sailor hat replete with red ribbon coming from the top and a blue hatband and the iconic blue sailor’s collar with red neckerchief, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man may look innocent – almost like a friendly face from your childhood. Its sheer size is a force to be reckoned with but it’s only made of marshmallow after all…
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man has the advantage of being super tall in comparison to the Zombie and would likely be able to crush them beneath its soft cushiony feet. Heck, it’s even made of something that the Zombie is not interested in consuming – marshmallows. The Marshmallow Man does have a very serious weakness that would work against it in a post-Apocalyptic world – fire. There is the chance that there would be fires burning and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man cannot survive a fire… Another thing to consider would be the possibility that the Zombie, or hordes of them decide to take a bite, it wouldn’t take long for the Marshmallow Man to be reduced to nothing… What do you all think?
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