What caused the apocalypse?

Discussion in 'The Walking Dead & Fear The Walking Dead' started by XtremelyBaneful, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. XtremelyBaneful

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    I never said I didn't enjoy the series. But I can't act like I don't care how it all started.
    Like I said, if I was in a universe where this was real, I wouldn't even want to live.

    What is the spinoff supposed to be? Just a different group of survivors?
     
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  2. KevanG

    KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    They've done a very successful walking dead game by Telltale games which focused on a different group of survivors, I think that one is based on the comics but there's really no difference as it's set apart and they don't really interact in any case. So it's not unlikely the spinoff could be that.
     
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    Heisenberg's Blue Meth.


    Withdrawl from his drug caused a contagious chemical reaction that, first, induces death, then swells the brain, and increases the primal fight over flight instinct.



    Or not.
     
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  4. MessiahDecoy123

    MessiahDecoy123 Psychological Anarchist

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    Biological warfare I'd guess.

    In reality, I wouldn't be surprised if a few governments were working on a zombie virus in a secret lab.
     
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    zeroapoc Eldritch Abomination

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    I honestly don't care. I mean I look as the show as all about the aftermath. The cause is irrelevant really. It certainly would be to the characters.
     
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  6. XtremelyBaneful

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    I know that the show is about the aftermath. Anything to do with zombies is always about the aftermath. But that's not the point of my thread.

    ...you're kidding me right? It would be quite evil of governments to try and do such a thing
     
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  7. Morg

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    not really, look up some history of the USA doing stupid things to people, like exposing them to disease, radiation and more
     
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  8. KevanG

    KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    Like I said, the creator and writer of the series has went on record saying that he never wanted an explanation for why or how, just that it has happened and the fallout from it happening. You can email him and see if he'll tell you but it's doubtful taht he's even bothered to write out a plotline for it.

    It's true. There's been a large number of documented times where illegal testing on groups of people has happened and it only came to light decades later.

    http://www.rense.com/general36/history.htm

    Not a full list and I didn't read them all but from what I read it is accurate enough, so there is precedent for things like that happening. That's just in the USA, imagine what we don't know about what they've done to people in places like Chine or North Korea.
     
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    The T-Virus is the cause.
     
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  10. XtremelyBaneful

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    Meh, I just hope somewhere down the line he will explain it. I get that it is not detrimental to the story, it just begs my curiosity because of the pilot episode.

    That stuff is scary... to think that it is happening in real life?!?!
    Evil governments are one thing but creating a zombie virus is literally crazy.
     
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    Morons who watched Keeping up with the Kardasians, Honey Booboo, and Jersey Shore caused the Zombie apocalypse!
     
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  12. John Locke

    John Locke One is Dark One is Light

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    Someone screwed up Heisenberg's formula.
     
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    or something in its formula just got infectious and airborne

    walter white caused the apocalypse
     
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    What if it is a dream in rick's head
     
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    Daltonio Avi Arad's Sidekick

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    That idea's been thrown around before, but I honestly think it would be the worst possible ending and would ruin the whole show for me.
     
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    Yeah I thought this one over before and it would have worked if the show ended shortly after Lori died or maybe if they only did the first season.
    Personally I kind of want the cause to be left unknown however I would like either a season finale or premiere to give a flash back to the first walker, give like just enough information for the viewer to decide for themselves if the cause was biological or biblical. But I think any explanation of the cause should be given towards the end of the show.

    Who knows maybe if/when we get to DC they will maybe shed some more light on that question.
     
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  17. XtremelyBaneful

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    what if harry woke up not in a cupboard and james and lily were still alive in the next room
    that is basically the most cliche'd, or copout of any story ever. not cliche but... you know what i mean
    yeah sounds good. although didn't they already make it to DC, and find out that it is just as zombie infested as atlanta
     
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    Can't say i'd much care about the cause if something like that were to happen in real life. i'd be more concerned with not dying.

    i can understand why people care. but it's something that's never mattered to me when watching the show.



    i really hope they never use the " it was a dream" Bs. i remember something similar in ME3 where they hinted that the ending might have been some "dream" in Shepard's head.
     
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  19. XtremelyBaneful

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    yeah, that was the indoctrination theory. except that was infinitely better than the actual me3 ending.

    rick isn't having a dream. and i know it doesn't matter to the creator let alone everyone else how the apocalypse happened, but it's hard not to think about it especially with the eugene arc.
     
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    I think that Carl overdosed on chocolate pudding and this is some bizarre dream.
     
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    I wonder if we'll get an explanation for it. I hope that we do. It makes me a little sad to know that Eugene was full of sh** because if he had been the real deal, then it would give the characters and the show a true sense of purpose beyond "survive against the zombie horde and whatever band of a**holes they run into this week." The show is still fantastic, but I fear that if they don't start to drive it towards some sort of endgame, it could start to become stale.
     
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    I used to want an explanation as to how the apocalypse started but now it doesn't matter to me. There is no point to knowing how it started. The world is the way it is and survival is all that matters.

    It's a regression of Mankind to a primitive state. To me the the show is a psychosocial study of humans in an extreme situation. That situation just happens to be zombies.
     
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    Were they not in some kind of bunker in S1 where a scientist guy explained what happened?

    (or perhaps he only explained that they were already infected)


    My guess, they cut gluten and sugar from their diets to cure the world


    ....*cue Lost Logo/Subway Advert Hybrid
     
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  24. Piper Maru

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    They never revealed the origin of the disease.
     
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    ...but TSA are implicated.
     
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