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Zombie Class: MERCY
"I’m sorry that I hurt and scared you so.
Let me hold you in my arms, and comfort you while you cry.
Keep still now. Don’t struggle. Don’t run.
I will protect and watch over you, and I will sing to you, you can rest now. It’s all over.
And until you feel no more pain, and you draw your last breath, and until your heart beats for the last time, I will stay and hold your hand and remain with you, until you slip into the lifeless black.”

You can find out more about this Zombie class here. A lot of children tend to fall victim to this class in the wastelands.

lol @ my poetry thats total lamesause haha, I plan on fixing it somewhat, any ideas? This is for The Zombie Hunters webcomic. Been working on this on and off between doing the comic and homework :/ There are some things I like about it and some things I really hate about this picture, but meh.

I was really taken aback by the overwhelming response towards all the zombie classes in TZH, especially towards the Mercy class. I wanted to create an undead type that you felt some sort of compassion for--thats you felt sad for and for it's intended prey.

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LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Hell if i don't go out with a bang let me go out with a mercy.
Hajaki-Rahakivoni Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Man, I love the Mercy class of Zombie.

I've been wanting to start a zombie novel for ages now and this is one of the types of strangely human attributes I've been wanting to give my own string of classes.

You know, compassion, interest, personality.
It's something I've always been disappointing at not seeing in other zombie works.

If I had any money, I'd buy the shit out of this comic.
zombiehunter2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Holy shit!!!!!! That is me right there!!!! I am also undead I am very similiar to mercy.....I have a mind of my own...I was a former soldier and zombie hunter...thus my name and well......obviously people think I will kill them....I can barely speak straight english.......and I only eat flesh when a psychopath is trying to kill another survivor.....I kill my own kind and I still show signs of passiveness and mercy as well.... And well I even try to show most of the infected to leave the living alone and I never found one that is willing to listen......just always hear them say hunger so I kill my kind as a mysterious stranger and hide my identity.....sometimes....and I even have tons of supplies that I don't need since I am dead already.......I still know how to use weapons and I can even climb on walls and sprint with unbelievable speed.... Not even bullets could stop me.......if there is anyone out there. Please leave the innocent alone
Hell if I had to choose a Zombie Class to be trapped by with no option of a way out I'd definitely choose the Mercy. They watch over you in kindness and give you a fast death with less pain as possible, sure they're still undead know f**k it.

They're a nice Class and you can't help but respect them.
JayCookie1997 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I officially found the type of zombie I would be . . . . . .
queentart7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
awwww i love mercy zombies they are my fave! well them and the bezerkers. i went on your website just the other day and i think its amazing! good work :)
Eldessia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Also i was wondering if there is a way to tell what a person will become if its infected. Or is it just random?
Ashwings Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
It's completely random :) More dangerous that way I think!
Eldessia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
I really find this idea absoloutely fascinating. Usually zombies are portrayed as just mindless flesh eating monsters with no kindness except possibly killing you quickly. Its a very original idea, for a zombie to be almost caring in the way it dispatches you. I'd love to see more art of that class.
Mimi-93 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Photographer
Amazing :) I have to say, I think this is my favourite out of all the zombie classes. I like the warm colours used in this too :)
ThatComedyMuse Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
My favorite of all the TZH zombies! I wanna kiss it.
DelLaNada13 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I love this zombie, it's not what expected from one which is why I love it
caitabraxas Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
like I said in the other one I love the Mercy zombie because my character most closely relates to them. This pic is just so sad and well done. I love the way he's holding her and the way his face looks. Very well done
Spoofty5 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
WickedlyMe Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 mercy : )
Hank88999 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
I love your Id pic
Phantomystik Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
The rest of the zombies are things most people would have no trouble killing, which is probbl a good thing. I'd probably tear up if I had to deal with this thing.

I'm not sure I got how dangerous this one is, though. Would it even try to actively attack someone who looked like they could fight back? (My apologies if this has been answered- I'm still not through to the current comic strip yet.)
Ashwings Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
If you haven't read it already: [link] This is a complete encyclopedia on all the zombie classes, including the mercy! :)
Joysweeper Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
That's very interesting. Creepy and also weirdly sweet; you can't take one stance without seeing the other.

Nice touch with the plantlife and birds overhead.
Irani-nu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
wait! i just read all the classes and realized Dan was hit by the spitter's acid,
does that mean he's going to turn?
FroFro567 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
If I could pick to be any kind of zombie, it would have to be the Mercy, or the basilisk. By far my two faves. This guy looks kind of sad, *wipes away tear*
RawrToMyNomz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
my favorite class :< i like this pic... two random flowers :3 i'm prolly not the first to notice, though XDD
Stress-bucket Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
One of my favorite types! He is so sad lookin'.... :'(
X-Playsomegames Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I always liked this zombie.

Charlie almost reminded me of a Mercy.
DumpsterKid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the illustration and the opening quote.
do ya come up those quotes yourself?
Ashwings Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Yup! All of them are original, one of my first stabs at poetry haha. Glad you like it.
DumpsterKid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, well...pretty good stuff, i mean it. I'm no big poetry kinda guy, but i do dig the kinda stuff you write. It's all pretty interesting.
A-Scary-Little-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
I love the Mercy, I don't know why I just do.
Secretly-Schizo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
I really like the poetry and the art :)
LadyRedfingers Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
This makes me think of your character Charlie, and how he can hear "voices"...
Alpha1ance Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
I love reading your comic and I loved this and the other encounter with the Mercy Zombie.

I also love the little blue flowers almost hidden in this too
Pietroigor Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
I love all of your works!
Worgak Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
I find this kind of Zomby the most amazing and nostalgic one of 'em all.
It really shows what a bomb of creativty ya are! There are so few original things when it comes to Zombie storys but you really do a wonderful job on the story, and the art..... is there still any need to talk 'bout it? :D

Applause and encouragement from Cologne - Germany!
Kibikayuki Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
I like the mercy class... I don't know why though, haha! Nice job on this! :)
Teghan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
the mercy class is so cool. they are the most interesting (to me) i wanna know Mooreoeoreo
tdlob Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Hey ashwing, have the zombie hunters ever encountered (or will they ever encounter) a mercy, and how would they deal with it? I know a zombie is a zombie but i dunno... I feel sorry for it...
Ashwings Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Yes they have :) [link]
tdlob Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Oh yeah, I forgot about that page :/
(and sorry to bring up old old news)
Too bad a Basilisk was hiding around the corner XD
Vargyl Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
oOooh, look, Edward and Bella!
Oops, sorry, wrong fandom.

I'm one of your lurker watchers who love all your stuff.

Const. Crit; his left eye seems to be looking past her. Lovely expressions otherwise. You get some real emotion in this.
vaelvictus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Incredible, a compassionate undead. Never thought of that. Excellent.
KoricaFiretail Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
I'm sorry that I hurt you so.
I'll protect you now, so just let go.
Let me hold you in my arms,
And comfort you, safe from harm.
Don't fight, don't run,
Just trust in me
And listen to my melody.
I'll dry your tears, and here I'll stay
Until your life has drained away.
Just one last breath
Before your death,
But now I'm here,
No need to fear.
Your heart's last beat,
Sweet peace you'll meet.
Your world undone...
Into oblivion.

Just an idea. I used to write a lot of poetry. I really like the Mercy class, and I also like your poem. I think you should leave it as is, because it is original and creative. But should you decide to change it anyway, feel free to use this.
BluePenguDog Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Oo your poem is really good! I like the poem Ashwing did too. :] And this zombie is awesome too.
KoricaFiretail Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
thanks. ^_^
BluePenguDog Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
You are very welcome. =]
blightedangel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your zombie classes are fantastic, I've linked them to all my zombie-obsessive friends, insisting they read them and read them well.
I think you described a very effective range of zombie, from berserker to hunter to mercy. I have to say I like the spitters though, with their extra-destroyed bodies.
OH! And I love that you've given some nicknames for the classes, too. It adds realism and a touch of human fear to them.
chibi-robert Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009   Filmographer
the poetry is perfect girl dont change a thing !
Waytouy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Aww, mercy looks so sad.
Where on earth did you get these ideas?
Ashwings Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
As lame as it sounds, the Discovery Channel haha :XD:
Waytouy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
so insanely awesome of you, but I still don't quite get it.
WHERE in the discovery channel?
';pulls out microphone, tape recorder, and news team'
Ashwings Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
You know, with the lions picking off sick and weak, and baby animals! Take that and add some element of humanity and sympathy, and a pinch of zombie and BAM! :D (I guess it's a bit of cooking too)
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