Zombie Gauntlet: Archers – Legolas, Daryl Dixon & Robin Hood

Zombie Gauntlet: Archers - Legolas, Daryl Dixon & Robin Hood

Suggested by War Wizard

For this Zombie Guantlet, we are using three of the best known and proficient archers in fiction. From Lord of the Rings is Legolas. Daryl Dixon represents The Walking Dead, and rounding it out is the always famous Robin Hood.

ROUND 1
Location: The Golden Hall of Rohan (Click here for image)
Zombie Type: The Walking Dead (250), Romero (250), Rage Virus (100)
Each archer only has 50 arrows total. In order to move on, they must make the kill and then retrieve enough arrows to finish off the remaining zombies.
Twist: The Walking Dead and Romero zombies are inside the building, and that is where the teleportation device to the next round is located. There are 50 Rage Virus zombies outside, and 50 inside.

ROUND 2
Location: Austin Texas, modern day, battle starts at Stevie Ray Vaughan statue (click here to open map)
Zombie Type: Rot & Ruin Zombies (50), Dead Island (25 of each kind)
Each archer only has 50 arrows total. In order to move on, they must make the kill and then retrieve enough arrows to finish off the remaining zombies.
The group must then reach the teleportation device located at the nearby Brackenridge field laboratory (click here for map)

ROUND 3
Location: The Dome of the Rock (Click here for image)
Zombie Type: World War Z (500)
Each archer has UNLIMITED arrows. They start on the platform, but can climb the dome if they choose. The WWZ zombies start at the tree line (see image for reference).

Can the archers fire off enough in time to survive?

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43 Comments on "Zombie Gauntlet: Archers – Legolas, Daryl Dixon & Robin Hood"

  1. Dassadec October 8, 2013 at 7:17 am -      #1

    the only one I see surviving any of these waves is Legolas. and I don’t really see Legolas surviving the 3rd wave.
    Wave 1: Daryl and Legolas survive, Robin hood loses due to inexperience with the supernatural
    wave 2: Daryl Falls and Legolas makes it to Rd 3
    Wave 3: Legolas gets overrun and eaten

  2. Namer October 8, 2013 at 7:42 am -      #2

    A quickie, is Legolas allowed his knives? Not that it makes much difference. But yeah, I expect him to survive the longest.
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    But, the first scenario might be a problem. I don’t think the Golden Hall could actually fit 500 Zombies.
    I’ll go check the movie for an estimate of how large it is.

  3. Dassadec October 8, 2013 at 7:48 am -      #3

    I’m assuming they would have their respective melee weapons as well. Ax and hunting knife for Dixon, Bastard sword for Robin and Legolas would have his Kukri. But that might not be in the spirit of the Archer match

  4. Amm0vamp1r3 October 8, 2013 at 7:52 am -      #4

    Well zombies are normally slow and lumbering so I think the archers will be fine. Until the world war z guys then it’s game over

  5. itcheyness October 8, 2013 at 8:21 am -      #5

    Book WWZ zombies (the canon ones) are slow and shambling so Round 3 should be pretty easy with unlimited arrows and a height advantage.

  6. Kytheros October 8, 2013 at 8:42 am -      #6

    Which Robin Hood? I mean, there are a lot of different Robin Hoods. I believe some of them even have magic.
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    @Namer – it’s not 500 zombies, it’s 550.
    IIRC, the “Golden Hall” is more of a complex/fortified palace sort of thing, so yeah, there should be more than sufficient space in the entire structure for them all … but I believe that they would have to be dispersed, allowing for them to be taken down in smaller groups at a time, and as Legolas is familiar with the Hall, he’d be able to lead the others to an alternative point of entry, permitting them to deny the zombies the ability to fully exploit their numbers.
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    As for Round 3 … Legolas will definitely be there, and IIRC he’s demonstrated the ability to fire multiple arrows at multiple targets simultaneously, and to fire arrows extremely quickly which will be a significant advantage with unlimited arrows.

  7. Watchdog Lowk October 8, 2013 at 9:00 am -      #7

    How well would bow work on zombies? I mean disregarding headshots would hitting any other parts be able to slow them down?
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    “Which Robin Hood? I mean, there are a lot of different Robin Hoods. I believe some of them even have magic.”
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    There was even one that was a fox. But yeah, what he said

  8. ZomBlur October 8, 2013 at 9:04 am -      #8

    Rage zombies kill them first round. Daryl dies first since reloading a crossbow takes too long, and he has never shown the level of accuracy required to kill a target moving that fast. Then Robin Hood, and lastly Legolas. The zombies will all be coming at them in one direction, thus they will press the line forward far too quickly to allow anyone to retrieve arrows. Even without rage zombies, simple fact that they cannot retrieve their arrows mean they die first round. A mob of zombies will overtake their fallen before there is a chance to retrieve an arrow.

  9. ZomBlur October 8, 2013 at 9:11 am -      #9

    The Golden Hall was just as it’s name implies, a Hall, no rooms, no alternate points of entry. They’re all fucked.
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    Also, even if they could retrieve arrows, they need to be extra careful with Rage Virus zombies because their blood isn’t clotted like most zombies, and a single drop in their eye is game over.

  10. Sauroposeidon October 8, 2013 at 9:21 am -      #10

    …..fucking a, seriously?
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    World War Z?
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    I am disappoint, Admin.

  11. Nuredhelion October 8, 2013 at 9:23 am -      #11

    Hmmm… at least give them some Rambo-style arrows in Round 3 otherwise i don’t see anyone surviving there…

  12. Kytheros October 8, 2013 at 9:35 am -      #12

    “How well would bow work on zombies? I mean disregarding headshots would hitting any other parts be able to slow them down?”
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    Leg/pelvic joints, presumably. Also the spine, but yeah, anthing other than a hit to the spine, head(brain), or locomotive joint is going to do very little other than briefly knock back/stall the zombie(if that), unless it’s a leg hit that breaks bone, which would probably slow it down a bit, unless you get lucky and the kinetic impact knocks the zombie into a damaging fall or some other environmental hazard type of thing. Not going to be easy, unless you’re packing something other than purely mundane arrows. Which, to be fair, Legolas might actually have – if we’re giving him arrows of Lothlorien/other Elvish make, there might be some form of blessing(or something) imbued into them that would be inimical to the zombies. Also, a Magic!Robin Hood version might have something.
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    @ ZomBlur
    Only 50 zombies outside in Round 1. They can take them out, retrieve arrows, then exploit Legolas’s familiarity with the Hall complex (and the fact that it’s a fortified structure – ie, has an armory=more arrows) to deal with the zombies inside.
    The Golden Hall is more than just the main/feasting/throne hall, it’s the closest thing Rohan has to a palace, which means it’s really more of a fortified manse in the middle of a semi-fortified town. Presumably, however, all the Rohirrim that would normally be there aren’t around for this match/are the zombies.
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    Possibly a better option for this match, instead of an undefined Robin Hood – versions with magic distort this match heavily from the apparent spirit of the match – would have been either Herzer Herrick or Bast of John Ringo’s Council Wars series.

  13. ZomBlur October 8, 2013 at 10:20 am -      #13

    “Only 50 zombies outside in Round 1. They can take them out, retrieve arrows, then exploit Legolas’s familiarity with the Hall complex (and the fact that it’s a fortified structure – ie, has an armory=more arrows) to deal with the zombies inside.”
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    I don’t even think they’ll get past the first 50, Daryl certainly won’t. I don’t think any mainstream incarnations of Robin have the skills to deal with that many Rage Virus zombies either, they run full bore, and don’t have coagulated blood, so, if they get in melee range they’re fucked. None of them have the fire rate to stop that many zombies running that fast.
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    You also act like Legolas lived in this place, he visited it what, once? For less than a day… That doesn’t make him it’s tour guide. Has he ever been to it’s armory? Do we know how many arrows they have? Do we even KNOW it has an armory?
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    They all die, first round.

  14. ZomBlur October 8, 2013 at 10:22 am -      #14

    I should also point out, Rage Virus zombies can puke their own blood to infect others, and unlike other zombies, aren’t driven by hunger, but just wanting to spread the virus.

  15. Xornell October 8, 2013 at 10:25 am -      #15

    Legolas due to elf hax.

  16. Kytheros October 8, 2013 at 11:06 am -      #16

    Legolas stayed at the Hall for some time. A number of weeks at the very least, I believe – I don’t remember the exact duration between their arrival at the Hall and the lighting of the Beacons/their departure for Dunharrow, but it was a solid length of time, more than enough for him to have familiarized himself with the place, and although I don’t believe he explicitly went to the armory, he very likely would have needed to go to the armory to restock his arrows (he went there after Helm’s Deep and Isengard, after all). Yes, the Hall most definitely has an armory. Meriadoc was armored (in a suit that was a reasonably close fit for him no less) by King Theoden, and it was mentioned that he (Merry) already had a blade better than anything that the Hall had to his size.
    As for how many arrows the armory has … I would be very surprised if there were fewer than several thousand arrows, though I’d likely not argue more than ten thousand shafts for the Hall itself/the armory proper. Figure several hundred, perhaps as many as a thousand, more distributed at the various guard/watch/sentry towers/posts along the walls.
    Point is, there are going to be plenty of arrows that Legolas and probably Robin Hood (if he’s not run down and/or otherwise taken out quickly) can find and utilize – Daryl’s got a crossbow, however, and I’m not going to argue that he can replace/supplement his crossbow quarrels with Rohirrim arrows, although if he can use a bow, he can most likely find a Rohirrim bow to use.
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    Also, if the zombies are grouped closely enough together, it’s quite possible for Legolas, at least, to put one arrow into two or more zombies at the same time.

  17. Dassadec October 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm -      #17

    the thing about Rage virus Zombies is that they dont require a headshot to put down, they are effected by normal kill shots but tank them to a degree

  18. Xornell October 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm -      #18

    Legolas is better at archery than the other two. While Daryl is used to dealing with Zombies, these are a slightly different breed. Legolas can hold his own against Orcs and Uruk-hai which are above raeg zombies in terms of strength, armoring, combat prowess, brutality, numbers, and probably speed as well. Finally, we’re not even sure zombification will work on Legolas’ elf ass.
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    Daryl has experience with zombies and is a decent marksman, but his crossbow takes much longer to reload than Robin Hood or Legolas. These zombies should be able to outpace him quite easily and he goes down.
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    Robin Hood is a great archer, but will shit his pants while being chased by monsters. Meh close-combat skills means he goes down as well.
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    Legolas isn’t human, and as such is a great archer without even adding in his training. He can fire arrows rapidly (and 100% accurately) in the midst of the most intense combat either of the other two can even imagine. He can fire multiple arrows at a time while still maintaining speed and accuracy. Not only this, but he is used to physically taking down heavily armored monsters much stronger and more vicious than a human in close combat. Legolas clears it, the other two die at the beginning of round 3.

  19. ZomBlur October 8, 2013 at 3:31 pm -      #19

    ” Legolas can hold his own against Orcs and Uruk-hai which are above raeg zombies in terms of strength, armoring, combat prowess, brutality, numbers, and probably speed as well. Finally, we’re not even sure zombification will work on Legolas’ elf ass.”
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    They couldn’t spray him with liquid death, weren’t that fast, and he certainly never took on 50 at once on his own. Daryl and Robin Hood won’t be there to help after the beginning of the first round, they’ll be dead, I think we can all agree on that. So, prove to me, he can take out the other 50 rage zombies before they reach him. 50 extremely resilient assholes, running full bore at his elf ass. I haven’t seen any feats to support this.

  20. Xornell October 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm -      #20

    “They couldn’t spray him with liquid death, weren’t that fast, and he certainly never took on 50 at once on his own.”
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    Don’t recall the zombies ever actually using their bile aggressively. Besides the fact that they’d have to hit him square and the mouth and even so it may not infect him because he’s not human. Remember the one boy who was immune in 28 days (or weeks, who remembers) later and his mother? If some slight human genome change stops them from infecting, I’m betting an entirely different species is in the clear.
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    I can’t attest to the books, but Legolas’ killcount was very high by the end of the last movie. Just his acrobat-ism should keep him safe. Dude rode a shield down a thin set of stairs and nailed 3 uruk-hai in the throat. In the next movie he takes down a giant elephant monster, complete with a dozen riders, in under a minute.
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    3 archers, two of which can fire extremely fast and one of which is masterful at h2h combat shouldn’t have too much trouble with 50 rage zombies.

  21. Vinland October 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm -      #21

    Round 1, The group starts at max bow range for legolas, He proceeds to kill them all by himself. He can retreive the arrows with no worry of being heard/smelled, cause going by the lotr movies elves have no sent and make no noise. the group then burns the golden hall down as its made of untreated wood… they kill any zombies that surivive. they move onto round 2
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    Round 2, Since daryl is the only one from modern times he will lead the group through the city. First step is to go to gas station, they spray the area down with gasoline and then start to make a lot of noise, once a large enough group of zombies are in the area they light the fuel and watch them burn, they continue on picking off any remaining zombies they come across
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    Round 3, the easiest round, Legolas tells robin hood and Daryl to lay down and to make no noise, Legolas being the stealthy mofo he is kills all the zombies from range without ever making a sound.
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    Legolas with Elf haxs makes this completely one sided.

  22. Tsubodai October 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm -      #22

    I don’t know a ton about zombies beyond the obvious, but i do know a good bit about legolas, who seems to be the main contender here. I will construct my case under the following premises:
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    1) robin hood incarnation is non-magical
    2) legolas can be zombified by direct transfer of bodily fluids, but a couple spots of blood on his tunic or hands have no effect so long as they do not enter his eyes/mouth/nose/etc.
    3) the world war Z zombies are the slow book versions, as described by itchyness at post #5.
    4) the combatants are all aware the danger of infection, and have a few seconds to talk before the first zombie rushes them at the start of the 1st level.
    5) the archers each know what the others can do, more or less
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    Part 1 round 1:
    Here’s how i see it going. Legolas immediately gets the archers climbing buildings – let’s say that they all get to the rooftop. from there, it’s pretty easy for them to slaughter the rage zombies outside – Legolas retrieves his arrows and finds some more on the walls, let’s say he now has 70 arrows, robin hood has 55 (15 broken, 1 quarrel found), daryl has 35 of his starting 50.
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    Part II round 1:
    Legolas is an elf with great tactical awareness, he can absolutely exploit the inside of the great hall. he kills the zombies by picking them off bit by bit but daryl, weighed and slowed by the necessity of reloading his crossbow, dies here.
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    Round 2:
    I know nothing about the zombies here, but they’re in a park, presumably with trees, and both legolas and robin hood are woodsmen. You can bet they can climb trees, and the zombies are few enough that this will be sheer murder in the archer’s favour. Next round.
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    Round 3:
    500 WWZ zombies would absolutely overrun them if they were WWZ movie zombies, but i’m proceeding under the assumption of slow shambling ones. Even if they can form the kind of zombie pyramid that would let them get to the platform, legolas has unlimited ammo and can fire off arrows several at a time. With his usual accuracy and badassery, he can kill three zombies every two seconds, so i fully expect that the zombies will be down to just a couple hundred by the time they get near platform. Here, robin hood dies, being unable to leap like an elf. Legolas, on the other hand, successfully climbs the dome with his ammo before they reach the top and picks off the surviving zombies at his leisure.
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    Legolas FTW. Of course, if these are fast WWZ the movie zombies, legolas dies round three. No getting around that.

  23. Xornell October 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm -      #23

    “Round 1, The group starts at max bow range for legolas, He proceeds to kill them all by himself.”
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    Ehhhh, that’s debateable. And besides, the interior is going to be the most difficult. The group shouldn’t have a problem taking out the 50 rage zombies, especially cuz Legolas has good cqc skills.
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    “He can retreive the arrows with no worry of being heard/smelled, cause going by the lotr movies elves have no sent and make no noise.”
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    This actually makes a lot of sense.

  24. ZomBlur October 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm -      #24

    “Don’t recall the zombies ever actually using their bile aggressively.”
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    They did in the comic.
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    ” . Besides the fact that they’d have to hit him square and the mouth”
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    Not really, the eyes work fine too, if they get it on his eyes, and he opens them, he is fucked.
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  25. ZomBlur October 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm -      #25

    “Remember the one boy who was immune in 28 days (or weeks, who remembers) later and his mother? If some slight human genome change stops them from infecting, I’m betting an entirely different species is in the clear.”
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    Ya’know, like primates? The infection species jumped before and Chimp to human is bigger than Human to Elf.
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    “I can’t attest to the books, but Legolas’ killcount was very high by the end of the last movie. Just his acrobat-ism should keep him safe. Dude rode a shield down a thin set of stairs and nailed 3 uruk-hai in the throat. In the next movie he takes down a giant elephant monster, complete with a dozen riders, in under a minute.”
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    I fail to see how that will help him here. Those were highly circumstantial situations included to show how cool elfs are gaiz!
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    “3 archers, two of which can fire extremely fast and one of which is masterful at h2h combat shouldn’t have too much trouble with 50 rage zombies.”
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    Like eight(I think) trained soldiers in a fortified building with automatic weapons shouldn’t have? Daryl hasn’t a fucking chance and neither does Hood, they just don’t have the fire rate between the three of them to keep them from catching them. Daryl has never shown that kind of accuracy even, and neither have most Hoods.

  26. Praetor Prefect October 8, 2013 at 5:13 pm -      #26

    WWZ book zombs (“zekes”) are nearly indestructible unless you get a headshot, nothing else will really have any effect, but they’re really really slow. They relied on numbers to surround their targets. That said I don’t see any but Legolas-maybe-surviving the last round.

  27. Epicazeroth October 8, 2013 at 6:08 pm -      #27

    How in Hell are they supposed to retrieve their arrows multiple times and not get torn apart? Especially because the dead zombies would be behind the active ones.
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    Anyway, before I continue, I forget if normally we use book feats or movies an books for LotR characters.

  28. Xornell October 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm -      #28

    “Ya’know, like primates? The infection species jumped before and Chimp to human is bigger than Human to Elf.”
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    Creature sharing more than 98% of DNA with humans > imaginary magical creature? Wat?
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    “Those were highly circumstantial situations included to show how cool elfs are gaiz!”
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    This could literally be said about any feat ever seen.
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    “Like eight(I think) trained soldiers in a fortified building with automatic weapons shouldn’t have? ”
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    Abso-fucking-loutely. Humans get low-shown alllll the time in zombie movies. They have to, because no real human would ever actually die in a zombie apocalypse. If zombie were a type of animal, they’d hit extinction almost immediately. Think about a human and what makes us dangerous. We aren’t clawed, super strong or fast. We can’t fly or spit acid. We don’t exponentially reproduce. What we are is insanely intelligent and innovative (compared to animals). Take that away from a human and you’ve got literally the worst animal ever. You would need immense amount of PIS to actually die via zombie.
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    “Daryl hasn’t a fucking chance and neither does Hood, they just don’t have the fire rate between the three of them to keep them from catching them.”
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    Between them they shouldn’t have much problem getting off 5 arrows per second (Legolas doing much of the heavy lifting).
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    “Daryl has never shown that kind of accuracy even, and neither have most Hoods.”
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    Daryl’s pretty good with his crossbow? And Robin Hood’s whole thing is accuracy… He’s like the epitome of humanly possible archery.

  29. Vinland October 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm -      #29

    “Ehhhh, that’s debateable. And besides, the interior is going to be the most difficult. The group shouldn’t have a problem taking out the 50 rage zombies, especially cuz Legolas has good cqc skills.”
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    @Xornell
    youtu.be/xOOV44KsEb4?t=55s
    he is shooting at wargs running at ~45 mph and hitting every single one he shooting at + he is shooting at them from well over 400 yards. a <20mph/Standing still Zombie will never be a problem for him
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    @admin, Are all 3 archers working together or are they each on their own?
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    @Tsubodai
    If they are WWZ movie zombies this is even easier for legolas… those zombies attack by scent/sound. Legolas is a stealthy mofo and has no Scent so they would ignore him as they ignore sick people.

  30. Xornell October 8, 2013 at 6:53 pm -      #30

    “a <20mph/Standing still Zombie will never be a problem for him"
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    Outside in an open plain I'd agree. However 50 of the fast zombies and a few hundred other breeds are holed up in a building.
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    "Are all 3 archers working together or are they each on their own?"
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    Working together.

  31. Tsubodai October 8, 2013 at 7:18 pm -      #31

    @Vinland:
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    Yes, but they would be able to hear the damn bowstring. You don’t think a bow is perfectly silent, do you? Legolas cannot expect zombies, even blind zombies, to be unaware of him for more than the first dozen kills, especially with stinky robin hood right beside him. I won’t call this matchup based on stealth – especially not the dome of rock scenario, which is an open surface unless they care to trap themselves inside with zombies inbound from every angle.

  32. Vinland October 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm -      #32

    @ Xornell,
    Thats why i said instead of going in a killing the zombies they just burn down the building.. its made of wood….
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    A bow string makes less noise than a soda can dropping and that didn’t draw a large group of zombies. The zombies didn’t smell Brad pitt and the soldier that haven;t been showering for oh ever. The zombies track by Sound first and once they are close enough everything they attack is Based on scent(or thats what comes across in that horrible movie). The dome of the rock scenario they are on the top platform, they can easily defend themselves from up there, with only 500 around them, if you watched WWZ it took nearly 1000 zombies to make a 40 ft stack to attempt and climb a wall, the Dome of the rock is 69′ tall (the platform they are on is roughly 30 ft tall) and basically a circle, the zombies are spread around it even if they made noise the zombies would never be able to get up there as they arent grouped up to make the zombie pile to scale the walls.

  33. Xornell October 8, 2013 at 9:14 pm -      #33

    “Thats why i said instead of going in a killing the zombies they just burn down the building.. its made of wood….”
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    Lol just burn down a castle? I don’t know about you, but I didn’t see many gas station in Middle Earth.

  34. Vinland October 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm -      #34

    The Golden hall is 100% wood.
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    www.youtube.com/watch?v=MalrC0nPI9Y
    granted thats Gondor but Rohan had oil aswell

  35. Xornell October 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm -      #35

    “The Golden hall is 100% wood.”
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    Except for all the bits that are stone. Which, using that pictrure as a reference, is a good portion of it. Actually using this picture tolkiengateway.net/w/images/thumb/3/36/Brothers_Hildebrandt_-_The_Golden_Hall_of_Rohan.jpg/779px-Brothers_Hildebrandt_-_The_Golden_Hall_of_Rohan.jpg it’s all stone. That also doesn’t mean they have a source of fire. Aaaand even if they had a source of fire, it doesn’t mean they can set that thick wood (which is, you know, part of a castle) on fire. Aaaaaand even if they could, it’s a mostly empty building. Zombies not near the walls would probably go unmolested.

  36. Vinland October 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm -      #36

    @Xornell
    Admin used the following images2.fanpop.com/images/quiz/66037_1222207263232_406_223.jpg
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    even if it is Stone setting fire to it would have an effect, the roof would collaspe and crush all the zombies

  37. ZomBlur October 9, 2013 at 7:25 am -      #37

    “Creature sharing more than 98% of DNA with humans > imaginary magical creature? Wat?”
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    Magical creatures always portrayed as humans with pointy ears.
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    “This could literally be said about any feat ever seen.”
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    Not really, but feats where there is obviously more efficient way to do something like those, yeah.
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    “Between them they shouldn’t have much problem getting off 5 arrows per second (Legolas doing much of the heavy lifting).”
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    What fantasy world do you live in? Daryl can if he doesn’t aim, maybe get one every 3 seconds. Hood one every 1.5 I’d guess, and Legolas, probably just over 1 every second. The closing speed would be too great, depending on where they start in relation to the zombies.
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    “Daryl’s pretty good with his crossbow? And Robin Hood’s whole thing is accuracy… He’s like the epitome of humanly possible archery.”
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    Daryl’s best feat I can think of is hitting a slow zombie from like ten yards. Robin Hood has one accuracy feat across most incarnations, and it is a stationary target with plenty of time to aim, in a low intensity situation. Hitting the unpredictable speed freaks that are Rage Virus infected will pose great difficulty for them.
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    “Abso-fucking-loutely. Humans get low-shown alllll the time in zombie movies. They have to, because no real human would ever actually die in a zombie apocalypse. If zombie were a type of animal, they’d hit extinction almost immediately. Think about a human and what makes us dangerous. We aren’t clawed, super strong or fast. We can’t fly or spit acid. We don’t exponentially reproduce. What we are is insanely intelligent and innovative (compared to animals). Take that away from a human and you’ve got literally the worst animal ever. You would need immense amount of PIS to actually die via zombie.”
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    They’re not zombies though, they’re infected, huge difference, they’re even still somewhat intelligent.(Opening doors if I recall) They’re faster than humans, can no-sell bullets temporarily, don’t have clotted blood, only need a drop to infect people, and never stop to eat their victims.
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    “he is shooting at wargs running at ~45 mph and hitting every single one he shooting at + he is shooting at them from well over 400 yards. a <20mph/Standing still Zombie will never be a problem for him"
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    The Wargs that were running in a straight line, are 5 timesmlarger than a human, and die to a pinprick… Yup, that is relevant to infected who give zero fucks about bullets.

  38. Draco October 12, 2013 at 2:55 am -      #38

    Headshots shouldn’t be too difficult for Legolas… Daryll can handle it for a while as long as he has some cover support and time for a quick reload (his usual problem is the lack of arrows) and in a pretty good shot overall.
    Sure, against slow moving zombies… but most of the zombies in scenario 1 except for the rage zombies are shufflers.
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    Rage zombies are affected pretty well by bullets, most drop fairly quickly under fire IIRC. It’s when people miss their shots that screws them over. Their speed is a big factor… but I think they react to sound mostly, and bowstrings are fairly quiet.
    then again, I saw 28 weeks later and not 28 days later and I may not be too accurate on my data.
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    Legolas is fairly decent at shooting multiple arrows all at once. three or so and get accurate hits. That’s something.

  39. Epicazeroth October 12, 2013 at 1:03 pm -      #39

    I think the major problem is that they would have to shoot and then retrieve their arrows. Especially in Scenario 1, where they have 550 zombies in one building; how are they supposed to retrieve any arrows once they defeat the ones outside?

  40. Vinland October 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm -      #40

    “The Wargs that were running in a straight line, are 5 timesmlarger than a human, and die to a pinprick… Yup, that is relevant to infected who give zero fucks about bullets.” – Zomblur
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    maybe you should watch the video i linked agian. the wargs were runningtowards legolas but moving over terrian and he is still getting killshots on them.
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    Hitting a Rage zombie in the head thats running at what? 10 mph is going to be easy for him seeing as he can shoot the gaps in the Uruk-hai armor while they are running towards him (the space between the armor is less than 1 inch)
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    if you actually watched 28 days later which is where i believe rage zombies come from, they die to blood loss, they are “RAGE” (advanced rabies) infected people that are still alive and have a beating heart, you dont need headshots to kill them.

  41. Xornell October 15, 2013 at 10:05 am -      #41

    “Magical creatures always portrayed as humans with pointy ears.”
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    And superior agility, magic eyes, and a set of other magical abilities.
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    “Not really, but feats where there is obviously more efficient way to do something like those, yeah.”
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    Feats are feats. If he chose to show off that he could jump through hoops to kill an Elephant monster, the hoop-jumping still counts as a feat.
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    “What fantasy world do you live in?”
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    The one where Legolas can fire a set of arrows every second or so, backed up by the other two.
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    “They’re not zombies though, they’re infected, huge difference, they’re even still somewhat intelligent.”
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    You understand how even the ability to open a door is waaaay below what a human brain is capable of. You’d still need mounds of PIS to die from this shit.
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    “They’re faster than humans, can no-sell bullets temporarily, don’t have clotted blood, only need a drop to infect people, and never stop to eat their victims.”
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    Never recall them being faster than humans, maybe more stamina. Also don’t remember them “no-selling” bullets.
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    “The Wargs that were running in a straight line, are 5 timesmlarger than a human, and die to a pinprick… Yup, that is relevant to infected who give zero fucks about bullets.”
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    And now let me put my spin on this. Giant, magical wolf creatures deemed tough by arguably the toughest race in Middle Earth with enough stamina, strength, and durability to not only survive head-on collisions with horses at full speed, but can eat the fuck out of those horses. Legolas headshots 3 of them running over hills. He’d tear through the infected.

  42. ZomBlur October 15, 2013 at 10:16 am -      #42

    Daryl in the latest episode resorted to melee against less than 20 Walkers backed up by far more people with GUNS. He is dead almost instantly in this match, I don’t see how people seem to think he is some superhuman that can break physics. No one can physically be capable of effectively use a crossbow to combat infected. He dies round one as does Robin Hood. (Unless it is Men in Tights)
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    I’ll respond to the rest later.

  43. CommanderX November 2, 2013 at 7:42 pm -      #43

    @Xornell
    While I agree with the mojority of your points, elves are not even close to being the strongest or toughest race on middle earth. For example, both the valar and the maiar are much stronger than the elves. Even the minor maiar, such as the wizards or the balrogs, are much stronger. These maiar, such as Olorin and Curumo (Galdalf and Saruman, respectively), are clearly much greater than elves, as is the only balrog shown in the movies, Durin’s Bane.
    On another note, if the rage zombies are the ones from the comics, then it’s only fair that Meduseld is the one from the book as well. If going by the book, then the hall ise indeed made of wood, with a straw roof. It is also full of tapestries, which would make it very flammable.

    P.S: The balrogs are said to be weaker and more numerous in the Silmarillion, but in the Lord of the Rings, they are much more powerful.

    P.P.S: I have no idea why I’m arguing about something so trivial.

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