Zombie; Mostly Dead
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R is a young man in the thick of a serious existential crisis — he's dead. But like every other lifeless person in his grim new world, he's still walking, grunting and attacking humans. He doesn't remember his old life, who he is or where he came from; nothing at all but the first letter of his name: R.
R has a romantic, withdrawn personality. He imagines the world as it once was, and likes to picture the lives his fellow Dead once lived. His thoughts are deep and ironic, but because he is Dead, he has trouble expressing himself. He wants to be more than a simple-minded zombie, but only manages to fulfill his desire when he meets Julie, a strong and witty living girl. He quickly becomes protective of her. His feelings eventually transform into love.
Despite R's status as a zombie, he exhibits many human qualities through his behavior, and actions. R seems to have an active love for music, and is rather intelligent. He enjoys collecting vinyl music tracks because of their superior quality, which indicates he may or might have been an audiophile (someone who loves high definition sound/music). R's residence in the aircraft give many clues to his character traits. Of all, however, his kindness, caring, and protectiveness seem to be his most defining qualities as he is able to rise above his viscous tenancies as a zombie.
R from both his book and film interpretations has been described to face an existentialist anxiety concerning with both his existent, and overall feeling lonely and lost. This gives him very grounding and human like struggles that most normal people face. In this sense, Julie is solely responsible for giving himself a sense of direction back. In one scene from the film she asks him, "So what do you want to be R? "You can be anything."
- As a zombie, R doesn't really feel pain, and can't be killed conventionally. You'd have to put a bullet through his head.
- He doesn't need to eat, drink, or sleep, though he can do all three if he feels like it.
- When necessary, he can display superhuman strength and speed (though it often takes him by surprise).
- Unusually for a zombie in any canon, R is capable of highly coherent thought and speech, and has complex feelings.
HAIR: Dark brown
EYES: Pewter grey
STATUS: Dependent on canon point
MIND READING: Y
ROMANCE: Dependant on canon point
KILLING: Y - ask first!
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