Q: Other than humans, what perils do Zombies face?
A: Human beings are one of the most active dangers to Zombies, but there are other things that the living dead have to contend with.
A general lack of coordination causes twisted ankles, broken bones, and debilitating wounds for many Zombies. Crossing jagged rocks, crawling through fire, wading across water, slipping down canyons, and toppling over cliffs, are just a few of the ways an average Zombie might “injure” itself. But not all Zombies have to “worry” about the same things.
Without a set of working organs, Chemical and Type 1 Viral Zombies don’t have to worry about starving or bleeding to death, but they do contend with rot. Once decomposition grabs hold, it wont let go; and with bits of flesh and muscle sloughing off it can make the pursuit of Humans difficult. Depending upon the climate, insects, and bodily condition, an Undead Zombie might literally fall to pieces within just a few weeks time; but despite falling apart Undead Zombies still remain a contaminate threat.
Because they are commonly ejected from society,Vodoun Zombies, face the possibility of death from starvation and/or illness. They can easily die from blood loss or infection, and seldom seek, or are given, medical treatment. These Zombies live sad, and often lonely existences. But at least they don’t rot, so they’ve got that going for them… right?
Like Vodoun Zombies, Type 2 Viral face potential starvation and lack of medical treatment, but they care much less. Full of uncontrollable aggression, and a general lack of self-care, these Zombies often die from self-inflicted wounds and/or wounds from the violent pursuit of uninfected Humans. Often scaling barbed-wire fences, or running through napalm blasts and decimated terrain, these Zombies quickly suffer the effects of their wounds.