The Deadliest Warrior season finale last night pitted zombies against vampires, and ZRS head Matt Mogk was one of the on-screen zombie experts. We caught up with Matt today to get his reaction to zombies biting the dust.
“I wasn’t surprised. They didn’t tell us who won ahead of time, but we saw all the tests first-hand, and it was clear the vampires had the upper hand.”
He added that the tests were good for TV, but flawed in that they didn’t account for two major vulnerabilities of vampires: 1) They can only fight half of each day, spending the other half out of the sun and sleeping, and 2) they have to feed on human blood regularly or they grow weak and useless.
While vampires are taking their 12 hour dirt nap, zombies would be eating all of the food supply and gaining new reinforcements at the same time.
Matt confirmed that he and the other experts weren’t consulted on the numerical ability scores entered into the simulation. Zombies were only given a feeding instinct of 88 out of 100, compared to the vampires 82. Because zombies will take any and all risk to pursue their single-minded desire to feed, they should have easily earned 100, and that would have made the difference in the battle.
In the end, given the parameters of the show Mogk said it was a fair fight. And he even hinted that producers may have a rematch already in the works for next season that addresses some of his concerns.
Lastly, Matt said that in an actual battle zombies would win, for one simple reason: “Vampires are fake and zombies are real.”