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Old 12-04-2016, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default Clumsy Zombies?

Some zombies are really, really clumsy. They trip over street curbs, fall through windows instead of smashing them, and seem to find difficulty standing up for long periods of time.

For these types of undead, I'm thinking Klutz or Total Klutz would be a realistic disadvantage.

What do you think?
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:46 AM   #2
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Definitely. Also have a look at Ham-Fisted.
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Old 12-05-2016, 04:04 PM   #3
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Total Klutz, Ham-Fisted & Neurological Disorder are all appropriate.
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Old 12-05-2016, 05:54 PM   #4
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Definitely. Also have a look at Ham-Fisted.
I'm racking my brain trying to think of any examples where zombies ever use their hands for complex actions.
It feels like lack of intelligence negates all (dis)advantages related to fine hand-eye coordination.
I'm not married to the idea, so would like to hear counter arguments.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:10 PM   #5
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It feels like lack of intelligence negates all (dis)advantages related to fine hand-eye coordination.
I'm not married to the idea, so would like to hear counter arguments.
Technically, raccoons are of "limited" intelligence, but have no problem with manual dexterity tasks. Just an example that popped into my head.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:17 PM   #6
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Technically, raccoons are of "limited" intelligence, but have no problem with manual dexterity tasks. Just an example that popped into my head.
Zombies have no sense of self preservation or basic autonomy other than biting toward people, in most iterations I've seen.
Raccoons are less intelligent than us by most measurements, but not quite what I meant by lacking intelligence.
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Old 12-05-2016, 07:24 PM   #7
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I'm racking my brain trying to think of any examples where zombies ever use their hands for complex actions.
There have been a few comics were Zombies were used for assembly line work and others where they could fire modern firearms and were used as soldiers.
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:21 AM   #8
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Raccoons are less intelligent than us by most measurements, but not quite what I meant by lacking intelligence.
Ahh, right...not lacking *in* intelligence, rather a total lack *of* intelligence.
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Old 12-07-2016, 08:07 AM   #9
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I didn't think about that disadvantage. BRILLIANT!
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Old 12-07-2016, 03:13 PM   #10
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There have been a few comics were Zombies were used for assembly line work and others where they could fire modern firearms and were used as soldiers.
And there's the always-popular worker for ___-Mart. See Shaun of the Dead.
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