5 Characters that I’d Want During the Zombie Apocalypse

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

Welcome one and all to Reader Voracious and my fourth day as a Blogoween host! This is my final day as a host and my final awesome prompt for you to use on your blog in celebration of Blogoween. In case you aren’t sure what this is, you can check out the information post here, and a list of all the prompts can be found here.

I look forward to blog hopping to all of your blogs to see what you come up with, so please be sure to link back to this post so I can check out your responses!

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Today’s Blogoween Prompt

Prompt Title:  They got my back!
Explanation:  5 characters you would want with you during the zombie apocalypse

Image result for zombie shaun of the dead gif

At the risk of sounding like a crazy doomsday prepper, over the years I’ve developed multiple plans in the event of the zombie apocalypse. Because you gotta be prepared for the unexpected if you expect to survive. 🧟 And who knows what kind of zombies we could face? Will they be the stereotypical slow zombies or speedy zombies from The Return of the Living Dead? Will they be stupid or will they be capable of thought like in iZombie?

With all of this in mind, I have developed my Zombie Gang Team based on varying skillsets and multiple possibilities.

  1. Guns/Crossbow Expert: Esmae from A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna. Trained by one of the best teachers around, Esmae is a master with the crossbow and other weapons, making her a great addition for range attacks & headshots especially. Because you know she shot a fish in the eye. Transferable skills, yo.
  2. Knives expert: Lola from Ace of Shades is the obvious choice here. I also want to bring Enne along because she’s badass as hell.
  3. Hunter & Forager: I think that Mairwen Grace, Arthur Couch, and Rhun Sayer from Strange Grace would be a perfect trio for hunting, cultivation, and foraging. You can’t separate them anyways, but they all bring such unique skills that would be perfect!
  4. The Engineer: Josune Arriola from Stars Uncharted by S.K. Dunstall. Not only is she a brilliant engineer that could help our group create and fix things as needed, but she is also a badass fighter!
  5. The Doctor: Mairwen’s mom from Strange Grace as she is a healer.

Which characters would you want on your team during the zombie apocalypse?!

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  5. Kristina

    October 7, 2018 at 7:39 AM

    I clearly have no skills in term of zombie apocalypse; my team isn’t as “precise” as yours ! and ..I may have forgotten a healer xD ooops .

    Awhh well.. I tried – I genuinely never actually think or watch anything involving zombie apocalypse ..great list !

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:15 PM

      Oh did a good job, and by no means are my required skills the best out there! I have seen a lot of really good responses. Thanks for stopping by and participating in this one!

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    October 7, 2018 at 8:16 AM

    This topic was so awesome!!! I loved putting together my team!!! https://t.co/ph1bANl6tr

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:16 PM

      I am so glad you enjoyed this prompt, and your team was AWESOME!

      1. readingwithjessica

        October 15, 2018 at 2:33 PM

        Aww, thank you <3 I had a blast

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  9. sepiareads

    October 7, 2018 at 9:15 AM

    This is a great list but I don’t know any of these characters 😂.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:16 PM

      Thank you and no worries, it appears I read a lot of different fantasy than everyone else based on their lists 🤣

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  11. Gayathri Lakshminarayanan

    October 7, 2018 at 11:38 AM

    I am so outta the loop. I dunno any of these characters nor would I have been able to make such a formiddable team on my own.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:17 PM

      Awww I am sure you would be able to put together a solid team, but if not you can join mine.

  12. beccaleighanne

    October 7, 2018 at 2:57 PM

    I am so in awe with how much thought you’ve put into your zombie squad. I’m so glad that you’ll most likely survive ♥

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:19 PM

      Awww thank you, Becca! Believe me… I have been thinking about this for YEARS. (Not the characters but the skills I would need to survive.) You can join my team

      1. beccaleighanne

        October 10, 2018 at 7:26 AM

        You’re welcome! & thank you, I feel safe now, haha. I don’t know what skills I can bring to the team, but I’ll try my best!

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          October 10, 2018 at 8:35 AM

          You definitely would be great for moral support. And spooky stories, even though we will be living in a spooky hellscape so idk if that’s a skill people want haha

          1. beccaleighanne

            October 10, 2018 at 9:11 AM

            Hahaha, true! I’d be the person that would go on & on about ghosts and demons & everyone will be like, “LISTEN, BECCA, THERE ARE ZOMBIES OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW???? CHILL OUT??” & then I can boop everyone’s nose & tell them everything will be okay & the sun will come out tomorrow.

          2. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

            October 11, 2018 at 8:47 AM

            OMG YES that is exactly the kind of energy that I need during the apocalypse!

      2. beccaleighanne

        October 10, 2018 at 7:26 AM

        You’re welcome! & thank you, I feel safe now, haha. I don’t know what skills I can bring to the team, but I’ll try my best!

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  16. Alice V

    October 7, 2018 at 7:42 PM

    wow, sounds like you got all your needs covered with experts in every category you’ll need to kick some zombie butt and survive if you get sick. I don’t know the characters but I think I’d want them on my side too.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 12:58 PM

      Thank you so much, and I do think most needs are covered… everything else I think could be learned along the way!

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  18. Lindsi

    October 7, 2018 at 8:38 PM

    I haven’t read any of those books, so I’m not familiar with the characters, but it looks like you have a pretty good team. Hopefully their skills will help you survive if there ever is a zombie apocalypse. I’m thinking I’d want someone with magic that could just poof us away when we were in danger — haha!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 1:02 PM

      A magic user would DEFINITELY be a good choice and I am so surprised that I didn’t think of it! Most people that did this prompt have had Hermione on their squad, which I am 100% on board with!

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  20. fablehunter

    October 7, 2018 at 9:26 PM

    I don’t know everyone on your team but I like the breakdown you have, it sounds like an awesome team and well thought out! Great post Kaleena, I enjoyed your answers and had a lot of fun answering the questions myself!!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 1:03 PM

      Thank you so much Julia, and I really enjoyed reading about your teams as well!

  21. Phantom Paper

    October 7, 2018 at 11:13 PM

    Lolll, which movie is that GIF from? And quick question, what will you bring to the table in the event of a zombie breakout? 😁

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 1:05 PM

      Hahahahaha the gif is from Shaun of the Dead, which if you haven’t seen I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!

      Oooo good question! I am a natural leader so I could make the tough choices and keep everyone safe, plus I have some outdoorsy skills because I am a hiker/backpacker!

      1. Phantom Paper

        October 10, 2018 at 8:47 AM

        I’ll try to find that movie! It looks funny already 😛 And wow, the leader! And hiker! Now I know you a little better 😄 I’d like to be a co-leader, especially in a life-or-death situation. It’s too much pressure to bear on one person’s shoulder, ya know what I mean? 😜

        1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

          October 11, 2018 at 8:46 AM

          It is an absolute riot, hope you can find it! Oooh yea co-leader is definitely good, no one wants the weight of the world solely on their shoulders!

  22. bookishcoffeeblog

    October 7, 2018 at 11:25 PM

    Love how you broke down what each character would bring to the team!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 1:08 PM

      Thank you so much! Can you tell that I have been thinking about this for a long time!?!?!? 🤣

      1. bookishcoffeeblog

        October 10, 2018 at 7:53 AM

        Haha! What else is a book worm to do but plan your apocalypse crew?

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    October 7, 2018 at 11:38 PM

    Ooh. Esmae would be great! Lovely choices!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 1:09 PM

      Thank you so much, love!

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  26. Norrie

    October 8, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    You are right! One can never be prepared enough! But have to start somewhere 😀
    I don’t know any of the characters you picked, but i’ll just take your word for it 🙂
    Fun post!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 1:14 PM

      Hehehe, thank you for enabling my insane preparedness!

  27. Christine

    October 8, 2018 at 1:27 PM

    I was hoping that you were going to say the Doctor from Doctor Who. She’d kick serious zombie butt!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      October 9, 2018 at 1:18 PM

      Oooh that would have been a good answer!

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