Yes, there would be radioactive zombies. No, they wouldn't mutate (in all likelihood). The radiation, however, would kill off most of the bacteria that would be causing their degenerating condition. As a result, the zombies would probably last longer before decaying.
most virus do that they evolve to keep thereselves alive so the fact that they may become faster ect. so that the fact they may make them evovle so there host is not killed could happen it just depeneds on the virus.
Smarter, stronger, faster, no. One cannot make something from nothing. Natural Law. A mutated virus would most likely let the zombie retain more of its abilities as a human. This would include climbing and being able to beat prey into submission. A mutated virus might go so far as to give the non-runners the ability to run. And it might let other instincts besides the one to feed out. Maybe even reproduction. This sounds crazy, but think about it. Runners didn't die while succumbing to infection. They're still somewhat alive. It's possible. But not probable. Even so, we'd need to stamp out the plague fast. Do not give it a chance to mutate.
so has anyone actully look at different virus experiments the sceintist have done, and seen if any can actully be used to make this happen? i now they just can out with zombie land not long ago so that kinda shows were not the only ones that think they will become fast and strong and even smarter.
A zombie is an animated corpse being used as a reproductive carrier for a virus.A virus is not what you would call intelligent, so mutating to make running zombies is right out.Those dead limbs are decaying day by day, if over stressed they cannot repair themselves, a virus cannot make new cells for a zombie. Once the brain is dead it's dead, it's been formatted.Only basic automatic functions are left for the virus to control, so smart zombies aren't going to happen, especially when you look at the intelligence of most of them before they died.
Mutation if any would probably be to take advantage of other life forms once it had run out of human carriers.
Unless of course there was someone giving the virus a little helping hand............................................
Permalink Reply by M on February 18, 2010 at 5:21pm
Just as present day and past day viruses have evolved into new strains that are deadlier than the first. It would not be impossible for the Campion or outbreak virus to do the same. Weather this would result in stronger, faster zombies or slower, weaker ones would be debatable. All in all it depends on the virus's symptoms and effects. Do they leave a person with a mean case of the munchies that cancels out all feelings, memories and thoughts that make them human? Does it eat at the flesh to leave them looking dead? I don't know, it depends but I'd say it would be possible. I think if a stronger strain was to evolve it would probably make the zombie weaker not stronger. I'd say a weaker strain would make them stronger to, because their brain would not be so harshly effected and therefore they'd be smarter. Not neccessarily physically stronger though. And who knows, a weaker strain might leave them mentally quite human with a craving for human flesh, they might retain speech and whatnot making them further more dangerous to any survivors. A time when you can't tell the zombies from the humans would be pretty f-ing scary.
This depends. If this virus realy is a bacteria or germ, it WILL adapt to its area to thrive on the very unfortunate survivors. (The good news is that if this is true dead bodies won't rise again, the virus must circulate through blood.) It may increase the newer zombies' strength intellegence, or, even worse, start to travel through the air (That's right children, it's gas mask time!)