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Game Theory: Resident Evil’s Zombie Outbreak is Closer than You Think (Resident Evil 2)

August 20, 2019


If you see one of those things, no matter who they were, you can’t hesitate. Take them out if you can, or you run. *Tofu jumpscare* Hello Internet, Welcome to Game Theory, the only show online that could believably do an episode dedicated to the real-world possibilities of giant sapient tofu. In fact, huh, lemme write that down on my list of theory to-do’s, because guess what? Resident Evil 2 is back, and with it Capcom is sponsoring today’s episode. HOORRAAYYY!!! Which means it’s time to look at how the zombie apocalypse they created in game is much closer to being real now than it ever was back when the game first launched in 1998. You see, with this remake, Capcom has rebuilt one of history’s most iconic horror games from the ground up, and in the process, they’ve kept all the best parts while shaving away, you know, some of the less good parts of early 3D gaming. Out with the old tank controls and in with the over-the-shoulder camera that revolutionized the series back in RE 4. Out with the scariest polygons 1998 could muster and in with new 4k photorealistic visuals that take these unforgettably spine-tingling moments into the modern era, all while still telling the iconic stories of Leon and Claire. One’s a rookie cop having a bad case of the Mondays. The other is remarkably casual considering the horrific death around her. “How are you doing?” “You know, just.. surviving.” Even when surrounded by zombie hordes, Claire is out to get that man. And you see, that’s what I’ve always loved about RE 2: the characters and their stories. Leon on his first day, Claire trying to find her brother, a piece of tofu just trying to get by, all wrapped around this bigger conspiracy of a science experiment gone horrifically wrong, a super serum going off the rails causing a viral outbreak that throws the entirety of Raccoon City into chaos. So, now that I’m older and I get to dissect these sorts of things for a living, I wanted to ask the question that young MatPat always wanted to know: just how close to reality are we to a real Resident Evil style outbreak? Are the T and G viruses that we see transforming people into undead monsters the work of science fiction or science fact? I mean, science has changed a lot in the past 20 years. So should we start stocking up on healing sprays, in the hopes of not being made into Jill sandwiches? Let’s find out. So, the Resident Evil series is actually titled Bio Hazard in Japan, and as the name Bio Hazard suggests, these games revolve around the creation of bio-agents that turn people into monsters. These dangerous medical cocktails are engineered by the evil Umbrella Corporation to create bio-organic weapons that can be sold off to the highest bidder. But before we explore these viruses themselves, let’s actually start with Umbrella. Looking at the history of the company, their work in biological weapons actually begins with a mission to collect all the deadly viruses in the world. They’re kind of like a Pokemon trainer, but instead of Pikachu and Eevee, they’re capturing Ebola and Smallpox, and it’s here that we actually get our first disturbing crossover with reality. You see, in the game, the sort of bio-weapon collection that Umbrella is doing is banned, due to a treaty from the United Nations called the ‘1972 Biological Weapons Convention’, which outlaws countries developing or stockpiling biological agents that can be used as weapons. In the game, the loophole that Umbrella finds is collecting the viruses under the guise of researching cures for them. Funny thing about all that though is that none of it is fiction. The Biological Weapons Convention we see in Resident Evil is a real pact that really governs most of the world, including the US. And it was during the Nixon administration that the US was forced to destroy its offensive biological weaponry. But, just like we see in the game, certain deadly biological agents still exist purely under the guise of research. Smallpox is a great example of this exact loophole. You see, smallpox was a horrifically deadly disease with a 30% mortality rate and was the first-ever disease to be eradicated off the face of the planet thanks to science. However, despite its total eradication from the face of Planet Earth, 2 stocks of the disease still exist. One in the US, and one in Russia. The rationale? Further research, just like we see Umbrella argue in the game. Only here, the scientific community is heavily divided on whether there’s anything we can actually learn by keeping these things around. Back to the game, Umbrella Corp’s first major success, if you can call designing a viral mass weapon a point in the ‘win’ column, is the creation of the T-Virus, a bio weapon specifically engineered to infect and eliminate massive populations. It ends up achieving this goal by turning everyone into a zombie. Shortly there after came the Golgotha virus, or G-Virus, which is introduced in RE 2 and comes with a different goal: rapid cell growth, giving the injectee a kind of biological immortality. But too much, and you start to get mutations. It’s the G-virus that’s responsible for creating the horrific mutant that constantly threatens your life throughout the entirety of Resident Evil 2. Here’s looking at you, buddy. *wink* Now, before we get to the zombie and super growth half of these things, let’s take a minute to stop and look at the actual viral components first. You see, viruses are fascinating. One of the most interesting things about them is that they’re tiny, even when you compare them to cells, the smallest form of life. And I hear what you’re thinking. If cells are the smallest form of life and viruses are smaller than that, then are viruses alive? It’s a good question and the answer is technically not. Viruses do have DNA, but they don’t have the biological hardware that’s required to reproduce, and instead they have to rely on hijacking living cells to reproduce. Basically, they inject a living cell with their own DNA, that DNA then modifies the DNA of the cell, and it creates copies of the virus. They’re actually kinda like zombies in that way. Both viruses and zombies seem alive, but they’re really not. They require infecting other living creatures to reproduce. So, Umbrella Corps choice of a viral zombie outbreak is surprisingly fitting. But none of this is answering the question of whether a real-life virus could cause the kind of mindless hordes that we see from the T-Virus, or the extreme mutations that you get with the G-Virus. The answers here though are, again, yes and yes. Let’s take a look at them one at a time. First, it’s important to note that the zombies created by the T-Virus aren’t your typical reanimated dead. If they were, there’s no way a virus (or anything, for that matter) could replicate what we see in the game. But that’s not the zombies we’re dealing with in Resident Evil. According to the Wesker reports, the goal of the T-Virus was to mutate the infected, but for most it just ended up causing severe brain damage, resulting in mindlessly aggressive hungry creatures. Zombies. And this is important, because there’s already a real-world virus that, through some tweaking, could very easily fit the bill as a real-world stand in for the T-Virus. And that’s rabies. Just like zombie-ism, the Rabies virus gets passed through infected saliva. You ever wonder why Claire can take a bite or two and not get infected? Because saliva infection is far from perfect and has a high miss ratio. Rabies? The same way. And that’s far from the only similarity. Rabies absolutely infects animals and causes them to become more aggressive, which matches perfectly with the infected dogs that we see throughout the Resident Evil franchise. In fact, it’s not just limited to dogs either. All warm-blooded species can be infected with the Rabies virus. The virus is even adapted to grow in the cells of cold blooded vertebrates too! And in one of those classic moves that make you go “what were they thinking?” humans even infected birds with the stuff, you know, just for the heck of it. So the next time you see infected alligators or bats attacking you in the bowels of Raccoon City, rest assured as you drift off to your game over screen that that is entirely plausible. And, when a human is infected, some of the symptoms that we see line up perfectly with behavior we see in Resident Evil zombie horde. Partial paralysis, which would explain the shambling. Brain inflammation, which would cause the mental impairment. Even the hunger and desire to bite. You see, Rabies infects the Central Nervous System in three stages. Prodromal, Excitative, and Paralytic, but it’s that second stage, also known as the quote on quote “Furious Stage,” where the host becomes hyper reactive and more prone to bite. In fact, Rabies is almost always transmitted through bites, which is why it causes the infected host to turn aggressive. It’s forcing the host’s nervous system to pass the Rabies virus along. Tricky, tricky, you scary infectious virus. But, in an ironic twist, that’s also one of the main things that holds it back from causing a true zombie outbreak. You see, in game we see the T-Virus primarily spread through bites and injections, which perfectly lines up with Rabies. However, there’s a third option: water. Both the Arklay Dam and the Raccoon Sewage Treatment Plant were contaminated with the virus, which led to the city’s water supply rapidly spreading it and infecting more civilians. And here’s the thing: viruses can absolutely be spread that way. SARS, Hepatitis, even Polio are waterborne viruses. An infected poop emoji makes its way down into the water and that water winds up back in your mouth and BOOM! you’re on a one-way trip to Infection Village, population you. The trick though is that Rabies isn’t one of those sorts of viruses. It’s not waterborne. It’s not airborne either. It’s primarily biteborne, which limits its ability to infect large amounts of the population. However, that’s not to say that it isn’t possible to change that. You see, viruses can be specially engineered. According to Samita Andreanski, a virologist at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, quote: “Sure, I could imagine a scenario where you mix Rabies with a Flu virus to get airborne transmission, a Measles virus to get personality changes, then Encephalitis virus to cook your brain with fever, and thus increase your aggression even further, and throw in the Ebola virus to cause you to bleed from your guts. Combine all these things and you’ll get something like a zombie virus.” End quote. So, the long story short here is that, with medicine where we are today, should a company like Umbrella want to fuse together Rabies with the traits of other viruses that are waterborne, you’d pretty much have the T-Virus ready to go, which is definitely scary enough, but while we’re talking about mutations and medical engineering, let’s also talk about the Big Bertha in the room: RE 2’s Golgotha, or G-Virus. How could a virus possibly cause mutations like the ones we see throughout this game? Well, look no further than Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis – also known as Tree-man Syndrome. And if you’re in any way squeamish or sensitive to scary imagery, you might want to hang out for a bit in the comments right now. Strike up a conversation. Make a new friend. Everyone down there who wants to be down there? Good. So this is Tree-Man Syndrome. It’s a rare genetic disorder that causes people to be vulnerable to human papillomavirus in the skin. You may have referred to these as HPVs. Well, that ‘V’ is for Virus. These viruses can cause skin tumors that resemble horns, have the texture of wood or coral. It’s basically warts that grow horrifically out of control. That being said though, there may be an even closer real-world parallel that’s not, strictly speaking, a virus, but rather virus-like. The G-Virus, just like the T before it, was not initially created with the intention of transforming people into hideous monsters. The G-Virus instead was meant to improve our genetics, to give us a sort of biological immortality, basically advancing us to the next stage of human evolution. While this quest to genetically engineer our cells into some kind of death-proof life form might seem like the kind of stuff from science fiction, it actually has parallels to a real-world technology that works in a way similar to the way real-life viruses do. Remember when I said that a virus can inject a cell with its own DNA? Well, there’s also a process where the cell will, as part of a method for fighting viruses in the future, actually store that virus’s DNA in a blank part of the DNA sequence – that way it doesn’t infect itself – but it also remembers it for a time that it encounters that same sequence. The DNA sequence that stores this viral information is called CRISPR: Clustered Regularly-Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Super-sexy name, I know. If you’re a regular viewer of Film Theory, I’ve actually mentioned this briefly before when we talked about Luke Cage’s super skin. Technically speaking, the CRISPR process is not a virus. It inserts a DNA sequence into the cell, the same way a virus’s DNA would, essentially hijacking that part of cell that’s designed to react to viruses, and then from there it modifies the DNA of the cell leaving behind an altered sequence that’ll go on to replicate blah, blah, blah. Etc, etc, TL;DR, this procedure works the same way that a virus does. Basically. CRISPR uses a mix of crRNA, which naturally occurs, and tracrRNA, which Steph: I’m already Tracer! Mat: No, not that Tracer. Steph: I SAID- I’m already Tracer! Matt: I said tracrRNA! Steph: I’M ALREADY RNA! Anyway, the whole mechanism is called tracrRNA-crRNA Chimera, but that’s a real mouthful so instead they just shortened it to – get this – Guide RNA or, more commonly, gRNA. Sounds a bit similar to G-virus, don’t you think? Maybe Capcom just wanted to shorten ‘nuclease complexed with a synthetic gRNA’ to just ‘G-virus.’ Honestly, I can’t blame them. It’s especially impressive considering that Resident Evil 2 came out 17 years before this real-world technology was even developed. Good on you guys for predicting the future. But here’s the kicker: the first successful experiments using CRISPR for genetic enhancement has already been done on animals in China. They’ve created a beagle with double the amount of muscle mass as a normal beagle. And get ready, because tests of CRISPR on humans are already rolling out, with a Chinese scientist genetically modifying babies using the exact same method. 2 girls, who apparently survived the experiment, are now living with their mom and dad. This experiment has drawn widespread criticism from other geneticists, and ethics boards who are worried that this might be too much, too soon with the quote, “Off-target effects brought by CRISPR” as their primary concern. A.k.a, maybe tampering with gene editing is a bit new, and a bit dangerous, and might cause some weird unexpected mutations, just like we see happen in Resident Evil 2. When Derya Unutmaz – a Connecticut-based immunologist at Jackson Laboratory, was asked about whether this kind of technology would pave the way for genetic enhancement, his response was, quote: “Oh, that’s gonna happen for sure. At the military level, you can imagine you want to create super-soldiers that can withstand all kinds of diseases and tough weather and carry hundreds of kilograms. These were science fiction, but now we have the tools that could enable them.” End quote. Sounds eerily similar to the kinds of things the Umbrella Corporation was experimenting with throughout the Resident Evil series. So there you go friends. Back in 1998, the premise of stockpiling and engineering viruses to create genetically enhanced humans was the stuff of fantasies or hugely successful sci-fi horror video game franchises. But today, Resident Evil 2’s plot is far more realistic than I think any of us could have ever imagined back then. And in the end, isn’t that now the scariest part of these games? But hey, that’s just a theory, a Game Theory. Thanks for watching! And hey, once again, if you are indeed interested in playing Resident Evil 2 for yourself, the download link is at the top of the description, and while yes, this episode is sponsored by Capcom, I do highly recommend checking it out. RE 2 is one of those iconic video game titles that just forever changed the face of gaming. And now you get the chance to play the two iconic storylines of Claire and Leon with all the modernization of beautiful 4k graphics, and game play optimizations like over-the-shoulder third-person perspective. I tell you, as someone who played the original and is now playing through this new version, the realism of the graphics is just out of this world. The lickers? Oh, ho man! They gave me bad dreams back then, they are giving me nightmares now. So if you’re a fan of horror, heck, if you’re just a fan of all-time great video game stories that withstand the test of time and helped shape the industry, you cannot go wrong with the new Resident Evil 2 remake. Again, the link is right there, top line in the description. And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some herbs to combine. See you next week.

100 Comments

  • Reply Steven Universe July 26, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    If you get bit , cut off the bit area, eg. an arm and regen it with a slight dose of g-virus

  • Reply Mortality Call July 27, 2019 at 12:05 am

    I still think the cordyceps are awfully close to real zombie stuff.

  • Reply Uriel Vargas July 27, 2019 at 1:37 am

    Bro this is really scary

  • Reply C Hanson July 27, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Wait… The T- and G-virus. The TG virus?

  • Reply ender bran July 27, 2019 at 3:34 am

    Instructions unclear

    My dick got stuck in a blender

  • Reply enminao July 27, 2019 at 10:56 am

    FBI wants to know your location

  • Reply Nightingale Plasma July 27, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Matpat: HOW TO MAKE A ZOMBIE
    Me: ok let me just get my viruses and make a zombie

  • Reply SquagoonClone July 27, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    And now I know how to be the best super villain

  • Reply SquagoonClone July 27, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    OH NOES! EVIL TOFUU!! PLEASE HAVE MERCY ON ME!

  • Reply Kennedy Collins July 27, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    i'm more worried about dying with the earth to global warming than i am about becoming a zombie but thanks for flaring up my anxiety about that too bud

  • Reply ReyThe StarWarsNerd July 28, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Well.. .I need some troops on my ZA team
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  • Reply Karrots143 July 28, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Hey t virus more like t series

  • Reply Isaac Camacho July 28, 2019 at 11:53 am

    You can run but you can’t…

    You know what you can hide zombies are stupid.

  • Reply ray flinders July 29, 2019 at 5:56 am

    Nobody:
    MatPat: Umbrulla

  • Reply Hdmi Yeet July 29, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    China be makin under dog the move

  • Reply DevEnder Face July 30, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Stop giving the criminal masterminds ideas and to be honest, this is very scary

  • Reply Shuno The Wolf July 30, 2019 at 5:57 am

    I'm on mobile ;-;

    And now to buy a hecka lot of zombie surviveail stuff

  • Reply LeoGigante Games July 30, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Ok now its just hope that a crazy scientist dont watch this

    Hehe i am heck scared

  • Reply meep meep July 31, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Played enough plague inc to know how this works

  • Reply that one Account July 31, 2019 at 5:43 am

    In all: we're fucked

  • Reply Whiterun Guard July 31, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    GAMERS RISE UP!

  • Reply The Orphinarium July 31, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    rabies outbreak was the premise of the one move outbreak or quarantine lol

  • Reply Swapertplaz Games July 31, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Please don't say anything like this ever again

  • Reply Nagisa The Trap July 31, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    You absolutely butchered the name Derya Unutmaz

  • Reply Sebastian Andrade July 31, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    We should give them gum to chew

  • Reply k'nil infinite July 31, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Fun fact: there is mushrooms out there that a parasitic to spiders and other bugs, its basically a zombie virus as it grows out of a still living body and give them looks that resemble the clickety clackers from the last of us,so that games version of zombies has a actual real life version,so being farfetched isn't the right for it

  • Reply CAMILLE WHITE August 1, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Buying shotgun

  • Reply the grenade August 2, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Wait, Russia has deadly sicknesses? We're doomed.

  • Reply Gabriel Davidson August 2, 2019 at 2:29 am

    There is one virus that is closer to the zombie virus than rabies, only, it infects animals, but is similar to mad cow disease. Introducing CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease). This disease is waterborne and can be transmitted through saliva, but isn't airborne. It causes the host animal to have extreme thirst (spreading the disease water borne), and as the name suggest, it causes the body to waste away, the only problem being that this disease is seasonal and only infects deer, elk, and other game animals. But scientist believe the disease may be similar in mad cow disease, where it is trying to infect a human host.

  • Reply Daniel Houstonson August 2, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Guess we'll die..

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  • Reply Dead Inside August 2, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Noooooo!!!! Mr. Skennedyyyyy!!!!

    First we gonna, rock, then we gonna, roll

  • Reply Cakenja August 2, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    14:39 That's a slaughter of the pronunciation, Mat. No offense.

  • Reply The L-corp Channel August 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Good video, but I think associating CRISPR, a revolutionary technology that could potentially save millions of lives and cure illnesses like cancer, with a zombie apocalypse in an internet video is fearmongering and may help keep people scared about this kind of technology, one that could save so many lives.

  • Reply Yolanda Castro August 3, 2019 at 1:06 am

    FBI
    Wants to know your location

  • Reply BlazinDragon Gamer August 4, 2019 at 1:02 am

    MAKE BOOK THEORY

  • Reply Adrian Valle August 4, 2019 at 2:02 am

    People called me crazy when I said this was possible…. but you make a great and compelling argument. Ima stock up on ammo, healing spray, food and bottled water….

    Zombies are coming.

  • Reply Dat Noob BEE August 4, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    At least we aren't taught how to make Creepers…

  • Reply Michael Aragon August 5, 2019 at 5:15 am

    Cat girls???

  • Reply emma LIVE August 5, 2019 at 9:00 am

    See1:11and she is in a pretty unconfterable pose

  • Reply TW videos August 5, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Wait a minute. What about the Likkers and Tyrants?

  • Reply Mine Anime TV August 5, 2019 at 10:28 am

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  • Reply วิชชากร สุขวัฒน์ August 5, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Real Life Is more scary Than the Game because It No Plot Armor – Mat Pat Warning US

  • Reply Connor Clover August 5, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Make more resident evil theory’s pls pleas pleas pleas pleeeeeas😀

  • Reply essay yagami August 5, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Matpat solves solitions to many life threatning events but explains how to start them

  • Reply Pleon13822 August 5, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Well I might have to destroy smallpox

  • Reply TaeTae N Kookie August 5, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Why don’t schools teach think this???? Smh

  • Reply DG Snuggle The pug August 6, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    * Zombie our break happens *

    Matpat:I told all of you this could happen

  • Reply Primordial Chaos August 7, 2019 at 1:02 am

    HELLO NEW FRIENDS

  • Reply Toad Said hello August 7, 2019 at 2:41 am

    When is it safe

  • Reply Hayden Dauphinais August 7, 2019 at 5:51 am

    say sike right now.

  • Reply Lorxno August 7, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    if i see a zombie in my backyard tomorrow im blaming matpat

  • Reply Goldeon August 7, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    I think big corporations and stuff should watch these videos and then like not try getting more money by some "superweapons"?

  • Reply Noah hayes August 7, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    I’m mad that you didn’t say it’s not Dragonborn

  • Reply Pd Artzs August 7, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    ah crap I don't wanna die but hay that's "just a theory"

  • Reply Yoalbega BG August 8, 2019 at 1:06 am

    Every day I am more afraid of the world.

    (think of unicorns, think of unicorns …)

  • Reply Glitched Pixel 101 August 8, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Now make theories on the other Resident Evil's- WHEEZE

  • Reply Qui _YTZ August 8, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Ninja turtles are gonna be real

    Ah ****, here we go again

  • Reply Lost Love August 8, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    I would love to see you dissect L4DEAD and how the super zombies work I've always wondered 😅👍

  • Reply No No August 8, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    1:06 Shows the original police hall, the one place that is almost universally agreed upon to be better in the original due to its atmosphere.

  • Reply Finn Magee August 8, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Welp I’ve got nightmares

  • Reply first noob August 8, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Good job

  • Reply Zoe Solum August 8, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    and im sitting here thinking about how the cordyceps f*cker could evolve just enough to were the events of The Last of Us happen

  • Reply PacMan Bro August 9, 2019 at 12:34 am

    WHAT ABOUT THE ONES IN COD BOZ 1,2,3 and 4

  • Reply rose flower August 9, 2019 at 2:20 am

    Ooooooooo get em clair

  • Reply Jack Slader August 9, 2019 at 4:53 am

    YOU LEAVE MY TANK CONTROLS ALONE!!!

  • Reply Alden Erickson August 9, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Why don't we create a real life zombie just because it could teach us stuff about the undead

  • Reply Vasile Tomoiaga August 9, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    When you will post another video wit half life ?

  • Reply Fidget the Zorua Fossil Fighter August 9, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    I’m going to purposely get cowpox just to avoid smallpox if it ever got out

  • Reply Glory 0108 August 10, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    g mod eeeeeeeeiiii

  • Reply Sub to Frank tomasic August 11, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    Yes now I will make the games real

  • Reply RetilEli Hilton August 11, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Oh god now we have zombies then what werewolves

  • Reply ya boi August 11, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    R.i.p. tofu

  • Reply GalaxyZealot 46 August 11, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Life is scary

  • Reply lolnope 64 August 11, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    3:13 ebola? do u kno de wae?
    (I know it's a dead meme)

  • Reply lolnope 64 August 11, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    4:48 T-virus? some sort of pewdiepie reference?

  • Reply social anxiety August 12, 2019 at 1:32 am

    This is by far my favorite game theory ever, mostly just cause I adore viral facts and research

  • Reply lolnope 64 August 12, 2019 at 2:03 am

    15:32 MatPat…? or…
    Jackscepticeye?
    *topofthemorningtoya ladies!

  • Reply Kent Ronrez Agad August 12, 2019 at 8:05 am

    T-Virus The T-series Virus

  • Reply Jacob Shafer August 13, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    I like the zombie apocalypse illness idea in The Last of Us. A fungal infection, from the genus Cordyceps, that reproduces through spores. It makes sense that it would create zombies, because it still uses a fungal brain, which would allow the body to move around despite the human being dead

  • Reply adam downey August 13, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Who else likes to hang out in the coments

  • Reply vinny August 14, 2019 at 10:45 pm

    MatPat: Tells world how to create zombies

    Umbrella security service (Guys with red gas masks): Kicks down MatPats door We're here to collect the G-virus!

  • Reply Crazed Lucidity Zero August 15, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Well…..if I'd want to be infected by any virus…..I'd want to be by uruboros. Because if I'm Worthy I'll become a god.

  • Reply MadHatt3r August 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    Bats are actually one of the biggest rabies vectors on the planet, so a rabid bat isnt that uncommon 😅

    Also, umbrolla? What? 😂

  • Reply Lily Draws August 16, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    T-virus G-virus nah I’m looking for that Di-sgusting piles of monsters

    And Di*k

  • Reply Trina Kim August 16, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    I’m scared

  • Reply killerskyhawk None August 17, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Alternate title: how to get marked as a bioterrorist by the us government

  • Reply void da shy gurl August 17, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    . . . I wonder why it's called umbrella…..

    Any one know?

  • Reply The Lore August 18, 2019 at 7:39 am

    At then beginning I thought it was matpat without his diet coke

  • Reply Diabolic_poop August 18, 2019 at 8:59 am

    uh im hiding

  • Reply Dachshund YT August 18, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    i get scared

    lets eliminate science it will kill

  • Reply Stragger the lupin ragi August 18, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Well, in the last of us. The zombies are based off of a REAL fungus that turns people but mostly insects. A lot of horror movies and games have a parallel sibling irl.

  • Reply SuperSonicFan August 18, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    DERYA UNUTMAZ MI???!!! ERKEK Mİ??!!

  • Reply Phoenix Phelps August 18, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Dr. Matpat

  • Reply Plλyer August 18, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Umbrolla.

  • Reply Christopher Edwards August 18, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Funny thing is, after that codes is used for the first time it won't work anymore. Thanks a lot matpat for giving us a single use only code. You're the opposite of a virus.

  • Reply Xx_Dark_xX August 18, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    He got this from a fictional zombie game tf

  • Reply IMMORTAL KOMBAT August 19, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Don’t wanna leave the channel but I am going to ZGB for a little bit…

  • Reply Shashank Gupta August 19, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    there's a zombie slug virus.. a virus that zombiefies a slug, so that it gets eaten by a bird and gets spread like that.. just need it to infect human..
    escargot.. that's whats gonna bring civilization down.

  • Reply Virgil Sanders August 19, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    His name isn’t Leon. It’s Skenddy. Listen to Jack.

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