Quote Originally Posted by Ehlionney View Post
When I say "fallen return as enemies" that doesn't have to involve the undead. It just means that defeated allies join the enemy, by whatever mechanism. Definitely the dead rising is zombie (or at least vampire/some form of undead/etc) but I was careful when wording it as such that it's not limited to the dead rising.
I see. From my point of view, it sounded like the fallen were undead. So basically, they become puppets for the ones that defeated them then? At least that's how I'm interpreting it from your explanation. If it is something like that, it's probably safe to say they aren't zombies, and thus your story wouldn't be a zombie story. If you're talking creating a post-apocalyptic world without zombies, then there is infinite possibilities. If not, you can scratch my last sentence out.