Today I have a special treat for you all. I am participating in the Zombie Blog Hop (organized by Jolie du Pre and the rest of the participants can be seen if you click on the link for the Zombie Blog Hop) and I have decided to resurrect one of my favourite types of posts from Coffin Hop – the Zombie Vs. Series. I will likely be doing more of these in the future and perchance it will become a regular feature. Don’t forget to comment and tell me who you think would reign victorious! One lucky commenter will win a digital version of Days with the Undead: Book One!
Zombies Vs. Predators
To continue the series of which creature or monster would persevere in a Zombie Apocalypse; let us now consider a battle between Zombies and Predator (as a follow-up to the popular Zombies Vs. Xenomorphs). For those of you not familiar with what a Predator is consider the movie franchise of the same name and you’ll know what 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 the genre. Zombies are undead; that’s fairly simple to ascertain. 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 a Predator?
The Predator: Predators are generally depicted as large, intelligent humanoid creatures who possess advanced technology. Active camouflage and energy weapons are the norm and they are capable of interstellar travel. Their bodies are resilient to damage, heck the Predator is capable of recovering from multiple gunshot wounds and doses of radiation which would be fatal to humans. They are much stronger than humans, having been portrayed as being easily capable of besting a conditioned adult human male (think of the tough guys from Predator) and shattering solid concrete with their bare hands. They are skilled climbers; able to scale walls; move through the treetops and across rooftops – all in the pursuit of prey. They can easily distinguish heat signatures from the surrounding environment, which would be helpful to them against a living foe, but a dead one? Perhaps, its inherent hunting and tracking methods would be of no help to them in a world of the Undead. Would the Predator be able to persevere over a world ruled by the Zombie?
By all accounts the Predator is a formidable foe. Their only weakness is that they can be killed, but otherwise they are fairly hefty. They have weapons that can decimate their numbers, but will it make a difference. The fact that they can exist above the ground level may in fact help them to survive long-term while they hunt.
Let’s ask the question: would a Zombie bite affect the Predator? I think the answer to that question is yes, but what would the end result actually be? Would the Predator die and become one of the many, or would the virus simply wreak havoc within its body much like the common cold?
What do you think – would the Zombie come out on top or does the Predator have this one?