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This chart compares traits of several prominent types of zombies.

Types of Zombies and Characteristics

Work of Origin

Speed

Climbing

Other Distractions

Hears Gunshots

Decomp Time

Headshot Only

Intelligence

Attacks Animals

Incubation Time

Origin

Splatters

Fire Weakness

Living Dead Trilogy

Slow

None

None

No

Undetermined

Yes

None

To some extent 

2-36 hours

Inconclusive

Yes

Yes (Fear)

Dawn of the Dead (2004 film)

Fast

Some

None

No

Normal

Yes

None

No

1-12 hours

Inconclusive

Yes

No

World War Z

Slow

Minimal

Yes

Yes

Extensive (4-12 years)

Yes

None

Yes

6 hours - 1 week

Solanum Virus deposit in China

No

No

World War Z (film)

Fast

Superhuman

Not yet known

Yes

Not yet known

Yes

None

No

10-12 seconds

Unnamed Virus deposit in India

Not yet known

Not yet known

Left 4 Dead

Fast

Competent

Yes

Yes (If within a radius of 30 feet)

Normal

No

Some

Yes

4 hours - 5 minutes

"Green Flu", "The Infection"

Yes (especially the Boomers who also vomit)

Yes (Highly flammable in L4D)

Zombieland

Fast

Competent

Yes

Yes

Normal

No

None

?

4 hours - 5 minutes

Unknown

Yes

Yes

28 Days Later

Fast

Competent

Yes

?

Starving, not decomposing

No

None

Yes

Under a minute

Rage Virus, man-made

Yes, and vomits

No

[•RECFast Competent Prayers and religious stuff No Undetermined No Undetermined Yes To vary by the type of blood

The Walking Dead

Slow*

Minimal

Yes

Yes

Undetermined

Yes

Some*

Yes

3 minutes-8 hours

Undetermined

Yes

No

Dead Rising

Slow

Minimal

Yes

?

Undetermined

No

None

?

Under a minute

Man-made, "queens"

Yes, and some vomit

?

Return Of The Living Dead

Fast

Competent

Yes

Yes

Normal

No

Human-like

?

Depends

Trioxin 245

Some

No

The Crossed

Fast

Competent

Yes

Yes

None

No

Pre-Infection Intelligence Retained

Yes

Seconds

Unknown Virus

No

No

Resident Evil

Varies

No

Yes

Yes

Undertermined

No

None

Yes

Varies

Tyrant-Virus

No

Yes

The House of the Dead

No

Competent

No

No

Undertermined

No

Some

No

Unknown

Experimental

No

?

Resident Evil 6

Fast

Competent

?

Yes

Undertermined

No

Some

Yes

Unknown

Chrysalid-Virus

No

Yes

Dead Space

Varies

Excellent

?

Yes

Undetermiend

No

Some

?

Seconds

The Marker

Yes

Yes

Minecraft

Normal

Zombies can climb ladders and vines

No

No

None

No

Low

No

Instantaneous in Villagers

Darkness

No

Yes (burns when exposed to sunlight)

[PROTOTYPE] Series

Slow None None No Undetermined No Low ? Cannot spread via bite; virus is airborne. Usually 9 seconds.

-

Various;

Yes No

§  Refers to the series, where the series creator has admitted to enhancing the material for dramatic effect.

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