Zombies are central to the Sonny series of RPGs. The main characters (Sonny and Veradux) are both zombies, although they possess human-like intelligence and the ability to converse. Baron Brixus is a major antagonist in the series, and also a zombie.
Zombies, in the context of the game Sonny, are corpses that have been animated and given some form of intelligence, be that a mindless urge to attack anything that moves or something akin to what their mind was before death. Zombies are generally shunned and hunted due to the fact that most of them have only basic intelligence and are highly aggressive.
Much of the world seems to be overrun with zombies, and for the purpose of keeping the zombie population under control, the ZPCI (Zombie Pest Control Incorporated) was formed. In public their job is to protect the general populace from the threat of zombies and to hunt down and kill as many as possible. However, undercover, they resort to any means necessary to stay in business, including killing any researchers working on developing a cure for zombification.
The main character of the games, Sonny, is a zombie with human intelligence and emotional capacity. After being killed on the research ship White November, he was brought back to life as his current self by Louis the Blind.
Sonny and his party often come across zombies that they must defeat to progress through the game.
Zombies are the second enemies encountered in Sonny after Metabii. As the 'White November' was a research ship dedicated to finding a cure for zombification, it is a possibility that these were the subjects of the researchers' experiments.
Baron Brixius is an extremely powerful zombie overlord. He uses mind control to bring other zombies under his control, then uses them to further his own ends.
- Dear Human,
- You've shot them, stabbed them, sliced them and diced them. Today I put you in the shoes of a Zombie. Fight for your life in this crazy and twisted world.