First of all...
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As you may remember from one of my previous posts in which I pondered and speculated over how and why people are so fascinated/enthralled/excited by zombies. If you may recall, I championed the superiority of werewolves and vampires over the shambling, decomposing horde that many speculate will one day take over the world.
Although in the event of that, I'll finally get some use out of my katana...so zombies beware!!
In any case, getting back to the subject of this particular rambling of mine....vampires are far superior to zombies, and this time I actually have proof!
Now, I don't know if anyone else out there watches the show Deadliest Warrior, but during the recent season finale, vampires were pitted against zombies, and it was the vampires that emerged victorious. Throughout the course of the episode, the crew did a series of tests and live-action simulations (it's actually really cool how they did it...even if you take no interest in two undead races duking it out, at least check the episode out for the science involved in creating real-life simulations) in order to gather the necessary data they needed in order to input it all into the computer which would then compute 5,000 (that's right, 5,000, and all to ensure that every possible scenario and factor is covered) scenarios and outcomes based on all the data gathered.
As the shows team does with all of their episodes, they had experts for each opposing side. One the vampire side, they had none other than Steve Niles (writer of both the comic series as well as the movie 30 Days of Night). On the side of the zombies, they had none other than Max Brooks (the author of The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z: Oral History of the Zombie War). Like any writer worth his or her salt, both of these men had obviously done their research into their creatures of choice, and as a result were able to provide the necessary information for both constructing and conducting the real-life tests.
Because the show's team had to factor in the superhuman strength and speed of the vampires against the sheer numbers found within a zombie horde, the final simulation pitted 3 vampires against 189 zombies.
Being the avid vampire fan that I am, I was immediately on the side of the fanged ones. After all, not only do vampires have superhuman strength and speed on their side, but they're brains are also still functioning--thereby allowing them to make calculated moves in a battle. Don't get me wrong though, despite all my cheerleading for the vampire team right off the bat, even I can admit that there were a few instances in which I nearly started chomping on my nails (gives props to my willpower for not falling back on my nervous habit!). I could see from the beginning that it was going to be a close battle, and for a split second I actually thought that I had backed the wrong team and that I would have to be subjected to my hubby's 'I told you so' dance (he was on the side of the zombies). When I say it was a close battle, I mean it was close with a capital C.
Only 1 of the 3 vampire was left standing by the end of the battle.
In the end, it had been the combination of the vampire's superhuman speed and strength that proved to be the saving grace amidst the mindless, fearless and seemingly never-ending hoard.
So there you have it...
You don't believe me? Go ahead and click on the link below so you can check out the proof for yourself. Go on, I dare ya! ;)
Deadliest Warrior: Zombies vs Vampires