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.