Precisely how the zombies populating “The Strolling Lifeless” universe work has been an ongoing level of debate amongst followers because the present’s starting, with sufficient inquiries to fill a textbook — like, how do walkers handle to maintain consuming with out ultimately exploding from changing into too full? Or, why they do not decompose? However one of the curious, controversial zombie mechanics points pertains to how a lot walkers can comprehend, with one particular walker from Season One changing into a focus.
For a lot of the sequence, walkers are seen as basically reanimated lumps of lifeless flesh compelled to munch on residing people; whereas they are often terrifying, they typically appear to be pretty senseless. However in Season 1, just a few zombies appear to retain an echo of their previous existence, just like the undead little one Rick encounters in Episode 1 (“Days Gone By”). In contrast to her later-season counterparts, who appear to be pushed solely by a must nosh, this walker (performed by Addy Miller) picks up a teddy bear, clinging to it as she stumbles round in undead style. Later, Morgan’s spouse would present an identical echo of a previous existence, coming round her home making an attempt to get in day after day, whereas different early zombies smashed home windows with bricks, ran, and climbed fences. However regardless of these early walkers, the overwhelming majority of later-season zombies within the sequence would present no such ambition.
Alicia of “Worry the Strolling Lifeless” would later speculate that zombies retain a few of their previous selves, a speculation that leads her to observe a really lifeless Senator Vasquez in the hunt for PADRE. And a latest post-credits clip from “World Beyond,” which takes place within the French DDMI biomedical facility and includes a clip from the long-dead Dr. Jenner, appears to point that the virus was developed in that lab and there’s a couple of pressure. After a scientist within the lab is shot, she reanimates and instantly runs towards the door, angrily pounding on it. With a number of variants on the desk, it is potential that Teddy Bear Woman merely had a barely totally different pressure.