Category: Zombie, Living Dead
Origin: Italian catacombs and the Zombie monastery
Habitat: Wherever there is food
General Description: Some of the most intelligent zombies around, these undead are able to use tools and various trapping techniques to get to their favorite snack – human flesh. Not all of the Zombies from Burial Ground rely exclusively on the time proven method of aimlessly walking around in hope to find some humans, instead, many of them live in a quite monastery, ambushing the unsuspecting tourists and those expecting to find shelter and protection behind the walls of this notorious Italian landmark.
Friends, Associates, and Sidekicks: Other zombies
Sworn Enemies: The living
Special Powers: Knowledge of advance siege techniques, rock climbing, excellent coordination in using tools, perfect aiming when throwing sharp objects
Weapons of Choice: Scythes (!), axes, rakes, circular saws, ram
Weaknesses: Like many other zombie species, they are extremely slow and can be easily outrun, unless they are able to surround or ambush their victims.
Hobbies: Not much is known about the hobbies of these monsters. Their constant hunger drives them in search of food and leaves little time for amusement
Pet Peeves: Zombie meat. The Zombies from Burial Ground feed exclusively on live human flesh. Once their victims exhibit the signs of joining the ranks of the living dead – the Zombies from Burial ground stop the feast and leave in search of fresh prey.
Best Lines: N/A
Total Estimated Power Rating: 8
2 Intellect Points + 3 Base Physical Strength Points + 1 Weapon Point for the scythes and other tools + 1 Shock Point + 1 Point for Relative Immortality
Danger Level: High. These monsters easily make up for their lack of speed with their ever growing numbers and high intelligence.
Identification: Slow moving, fast decomposing corpses. If some of your friends were killed by the Zombies from Burial Ground, they will become zombies themselves, often in a matter of minutes.
How to Avoid: Never go to Italy. Coliseum is wonderful and all, but is it really worth being eaten by a pack of marauding zombies? The European Union Ministry of Tourism estimates than no less than 73.6% of all foreign tourists visiting the Italian Peninsula end up being eaten by Zombies from Burial Ground.
Suggested Actions in Case of Encounter: Zombies from Burial Ground are entirely harmless when feeding. One could walk right in front of a feeding zombie and remain entirely unharmed, since, like most predators, the Zombies from Burial Ground do not waste precious energy when their hunger is being satisfied. If you encountered one that is not feeding, however, it is advisable to run away. Do not, I repeat, do not try to hide in any buildings – that will make it easy for them to surround and overwhelm you. Stay in open terrain and use your speed advantage.
Suggested Killing Techniques: The three highly effective techniques are decapitation, skull puncture (aka Brain Smashing), and fire. Decapitating your friends, after they were killed by the zombies is highly advisable as a method of prophylactics. Decapitating your friends before they were killed by the zombies is equally effective, but the moral implication of such an action is often questioned by society, and thus discouraged.
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Movies and Books Featuring the Character:
- Burial Ground (1981)