Zombie Specifics

Discussion in 'THE WATCH BOOKS' started by DEATHOFRATS, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. DEATHOFRATS New Member

    In Night Watch, Reg is killed by Carcer and his men (p.442), and then there is a fight, in which Reg seems to take part. I was wondering how this was, because didn't he become a zombie a few hours later? How did he manage to take five heavy crossbow bolts and still fight?
  2. Hsing Moderator

    If I remember correctly, he takes a lot of arrows, scares some attackers away who probably notice he should have toppled over by now but doesn't, then looks down himself after a while, actually already undead, but rationally decides he must be dead, keels over for now and then "his brain is in for a surprise after a few hours" - I guess when it sinks in.
    I suppose he became a zombie right away and only got up after a while when what he expected to happen next -propbably DEATH never showed up for him and he didn't loose control over his dead body- didn't happen. It is mentioned that people can't quite explain why some people become natural zombies.
  3. Buzzfloyd Spelling Bee

    I think it's also a reference to Boromir's death in LotR.
  4. jaccairn New Member

    I never thought of that one!
  5. Hsing Moderator

    Me neither! But, of course! :)

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