Certain villains are all too human. They are flawed and empathetic. They are beings we can recognize ourselves in and grow from. Other villains are just monsters — vampires, aliens, werewolves and countless strange creatures that spring from the creative mind. There’s little to empathize with; little for the audience to connect to. So why are these monstrous villains still so popular? Perhaps because we’ve been conditioned to enjoy them — not unlike Pavlov’s Dog.
Some of the forever asked and never answered questions in the Walking Dead universe are: How did this happen? Where did the Walker virus come from? (and) What is it, exactly? Because these questions remain unanswered there’s plenty of opportunity to speculate by fans and it seems every other person out there has a theory. As a fan I am no different…what probably is different is my theory. My own personal theory about the Walker virus has to do with herpes.