8 TV Characters Who Could Totally Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

October TV brings many chills and thrills, including your fill of gruesome zombies (AKA Fear the Walking Dead and the season six premiere of The Walking Dead), leaving us wondering just how prepared we’d really be in the wake of a zombie apocalypse. While most of us wouldn’t survive the pilot episode, here’s a list of possible Prime Time zombie-slayers.

1. The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper


He may not be a fighter, but Sheldon has definitely already mapped out a zombie apocalypse survival plan. He probably knows how to zombie-proof his apartment and is a likely candidate for last-surviving-person-on-the-planet. To those who think he’s crazy….BAZINGA!

2. Friends’ Phoebe Buffay


Phoebe seems pretty in tune with the cosmic universe (remember when she was filled with the spirit of a sassy old lady?), and is always prepared for the most unlikely situation. She can definitely hold her own and take on feisty zombies but would probably find a way to communicate with the undead, civilly.

3. Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow


White Walkers are kind of like zombies, right? Assuming he’s truly alive and not zombified himself, Jon Snow would slay with a sword like it’s his business (because it technically is…) and would almost certainly be a prime warrior during the ZA. With all that goes down in the Seven Kingdoms, taking on a few zombies would be a piece of cake.

4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Buffy

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Buffy slew more than just vampires in her day. In fact, she even took on a few “reanimated corpses” during her encounters with the demonic realm, making her more than ready to kick some zombie butt.

5. The Simpsons’ Homer Simpson


In one episode of The Simpsons, Bart brought zombies back to life. The undead munched on all the delicious brains they could find but left Homer alone, due to his being brainless. Seems like when the ZA happens, Homer is set!

6. Breaking Bad’s Walter White


Walter White’s impressive resume includes being a brilliant chemist and a devoted meth manufacturer. In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, he seems like a pretty useful person to have on hand when concocting a cure!

7. Gilmore Girls’ Lorelai Gilmore

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Lorelei Gilmores’ quick wit combined with her knack for knowing random information might just save her hide should zombies decide to attack. While no one wants to picture the undead roaming around Stars Hollow, Lorelai might be able to use tips learned from old zombie movies to get out of such a pickle. Or at least distract them with her fast-talking quick wit.

8. The Office’s Dwight Schrute


As the man who once uttered the wise words, “There are several ways to kill a zombie, but the most satisfying one is to stab it in the brain with a wooden stick,” Dwight has clearly done some thinking about how he would survive the ZA. We believe in him.