|“||Don't you know?! The dead — the dead walk the streets of Kalis! And their victims... their victims become like them — the living dead!||”|
—Flywheels, "City of Fear!"
A zombie (Haitian Creole: zonbi; North Mbundu: nzumbe) is an animated corpse brought back to life by mystical means, such as witchcraft. The term is often figuratively applied to describe a hypnotized person bereft of consciousness and self-awareness, yet ambulant and able to respond to surrounding stimuli. Since the late 19th century, zombies have acquired notable popularity, especially in North American and European folklore.
Although Transformers are often rebuilt or otherwise brought back from apparent death, there are also many examples of them being partially reanimated as zombies, either self-aware or under the control of another.
Kalis is rumored to be inhabited by zombies.
In 2012, The UberSeeker rose again, and began raiding graves for new undead reinforcements. From the tombs of Tarn, the crypts of Kaon, and the graveyards of Kalis, the UberSeeker raised an army of energy-draining zombies, and then began to "recruit" the living to free the Trans-Organics...
In October of 2012, the UberSeeker was found by Decepticons Bombshell and Windshear. Windshear challenged the UberSeeker for leadership of the Dweller cult, and demonstrated his ability by leading a successful attack against the Centurion droids. However, soon after the battle, Bombshell and Windshear were tracked down by Blaster and Scourge, who subdued Bombshell and Windshear and brought them back for examination towards a possible cure for the Dweller nano-virus. At Windshear's command, the UberSeeker took his shambling horde of undead and retreated to the Underworld.
Once the UberSeeker's zombie minions broke into the Hibernation Chamber, Hubcap slipped into it and broke the seal keeping the Dweller at bay, waking it and the other sleeping Trans-Organics and unleashing them upon Cybertron. Most of the UberSeeker's zombie minions were crushed and destroyed in the process as well.
- Cobra engineered a rage virus and released it in Cairo. Although it caused the populous to act like zombie, technically they were still alive and were altered by biological, not mystical means.
- Cobra also brought Doc back from the dead to act as an unexpected assassin, but he was a clone, not a zombie.
- Jetfire, while he was an animated unliving Transformer controlled by Shockwave, was not strictly a zombie. He was not given life until after he was used as a mindless puppet by diabolical masters.
- Toxo-Zombies are referred to as zombies by follow Cobras, but aren't technically undead... just very, very close to it.
- October 29 - "What's Up with 'Cap?" - Blaster and Spike discuss Hubcap's recent weird behavior, then attempt to help Jetfire and others affected by the Dweller virus
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