Catching up on the Walking Dead comics recently and was reminded of something from Max Brooks World War Z. In WW-Z there are people who aren’t actually dead, but run around like zombies trying to feed on the living. I don’t mean they are cannibals per se, but that they are humans who are acting like zombies. Maybe their minds snapped or they just like the idea of being zombies but they run about like the dead.
In TWD comics characters very like this were introduced recently, called whisperers. They carry knives and whisper to one another to keep quiet. But what’s special about these rotten bastards is that they wear the dead skin of other humans over them so that they look and smell like walkers. They move and blend in with the walkers. This isn’t so unlike what we’ve already seen with Rick and company covering themselves in dead muck to blend in. But living like that seems impossible to me. Who knows what we’ll see from the whisperers on TWD but I’m sure whatever it is won’t be fun.
(It never is.)
Note: I actually wasn’t sure how to classify these guys at first but I think the belong firmly in the survivors category. They aren’t really dead, just pretending. Like Bill Murray in Zombieland. They might look dead but they aren’t.