Lonnie wrote:OK, good to know if we ever get 'round to redoing the male zombies perhaps we could include some first responders in the mix and maybe some military types.
May I suggest some modern/near-future cops, firemen, and/or paramedics AND a retooled male zombie set? That way you can mix and match with actual zombie parts!
To the main point though, were I to think of "special" zombies, I would be considering things like what you might see as a "boss" on a video game level or some kind of whacked-out thing with tentacles, an "exploded" and very pokey rib cage (relax, he just wants to "hug" you), or some such. Maybe
one of our close genetic cousins (chimp or gorilla), or some sort of amalgam (like a zombie snowball--it just keeps adding others to its own collected mass).
And then there's the possibility that the whatever it is that causes the zombification isn't killing every
host, and some are turning into something...other
. It could be supernatural (angelic/demonic), or alien. But, for whatever reason, some things just change
instead of dying. Perhaps whatever created the zombie-causing agent made a mistake and the zombies are an "ooops" moment and the "specials" are the actual desired result (hybrids, "enhancements", the first wave of an invasion designed to weaken mankind before "they" get here, or a new "caste" of creature that can facilitate communication/interaction between us and "them").
Personally, I don't like the idea of zombies as a prelude to invasion but that's not to say that the idea isn't without merit if you want to keep certain strategic positions as intact as possible while laying waste to the resistance: Germ warfare with a bad attitude.