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Semi-Weekly Zombie Poll #3 – Zombies VS Triffids

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The original Plants VS Zombies showdown.

Well, Zombiephiles, it’s time for another (semi) weekly Zombie faceoff – and this one is a toughie: Zombies Vs. Triffids.

What’s a triffid, you ask? Tsk, tsk – shame on you. Check out this triffid/zombie article that Josella Chrysalids-Harris posted last week to learn more about the triffid phenomenon. Essentially, triffids are killer zombie plants. More or less.

First seen in John Wyndham’s classic The Day of the Triffids, these tall green meanies like to wait for humans to all go blind (remember what your mother said about going blind) and then smack them with their vicious triffid stingers.

Alright, people, let’s run down the facts.


1) are plants. Therefore zombies probably wouldn’t want to eat them. This gives triffids a decisive advantage.
2) like to eat rotting flesh, which zombies have in abundance.
3) were probably genetically engineered by Russians. This doesn’t affect their performance against Zombies at all, but I just wanted to mention it.
4) would never be able to remove the head or destroy the brain. Big strike against triffids there.

Now, as we all know, Zombies:

1) don’t eat plants (just like the zombiephile). See #1 above.
2) don’t mind being eaten by plants, and probably wouldn’t notice if they were being eaten by them.
3) can’t infect triffids with zombieness. OR CAN THEY???

However you vote, I think there’s one thing we can all agree on – in a faceoff between zombies and triffids, humans will most certainly lose.

Zombies VS Triffids

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  1. Got to be the triffids; Green Power.

  2. Dude….It’s all about the zombies. Not only do these zombies have more meat then these plants can probably eat, the plants can’t eat the zombies head or cripple their brains enough to stop them from moving. And even though zombies wont attack the plants I’m pretty sure that they will respond to an attack from basically anything….

  3. I suppose it all depends on how you define victory. If victory is not getting killed, I suppose it might be a standoff. If victory is killing their entirety of the other side, well, I guess that’s a standoff too.

    This is definitely a tough one and may warrant some further investigation and discussion.

  4. Stewart Steak

    Don’t forget that triffid-poison is designed to kill human-sized creatures. Even if a zombie could delay the effects of poison, he/she’d still be blind, and thus a far less potent threat. Triffids would win.

  5. Well, again, what do we mean when we say “Win?” I will grudgingly accept that triffids might outlast zombies (zombies do have a shelf life, you know). But then again, zombies will thaw after a cold snap – can triffids say the same?

  6. Jonno

    Also a blind zombie is still a deadly zombie, a zombie dosn’t necessarily need eyes, it can hear just fine

  7. Josella

    No one has suggested how a zombie would kill a triffid. My boyfriend Chester (girls, keep your hands off) certainly hasn’t divulged any theories.

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  9. i think triffids srsly they cant die unless u rip dem to pieces so -_-…….they would win they are also weyyyy bigger dan zombies nd they wold woop zombie’s ass,im aslo not a big fan of zombies -_- :D :D :D :D

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  10. i;m at schoolit;s boring but well P.E isnt,it is fun but english wohhh m techer c me on dis and she’ll kill me i cant wait to get home and get on Xbox live :D :D :D :D :D

  11. Sea Laddy

    I think zombies v Children from Midwich Cuckoo – aka village of the damned – would be a good one. Can mind-controlling kids sway the undead?

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