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Not to be confused with "Byoukidere" or "Shindere".

“Zondere” is a term for a character who becomes a zombie.

Meaning of the Name

Zondere (ゾンデレ) comes from the words zonbi (ゾンビ), meaning “zombie,” and deredere (デレデレ), meaning “lovey dovey.”


The term was created in the video game Dead Rising, describing a feature where if you hit zombies more often, then they will attack you less often. The term started being used on the internet to describe zombie characters. [1]


Zondere characters are characters who have been turned into a zombie. These characters may have full intelligence, or they may be like a stereotypical zombie that has no intelligence.

Zondere characters vary widely in personality, though characters who have regained their intelligence are usually somewhat kind. Those who have not, however, are typically very violent, since they are controlled by their zombie instincts.

Zondere characters may have elements of body horror applied to them, such as being able to remove their limbs, eyes, or even their heads and still be able to survive.

Zondere is similar to "Shindere", since they are both dere types who have been revived. However, shindere characters are brought back as ghosts or humans, while zondere characters are brought back as zombies.

Characters with this Personality

See Zondere/Anime Characters to see characters from anime media.
See Zondere/Western Characters to see characters from western media.


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