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Can you prevent a human victim from becoming a zombie after he/she is attacked by a Chryssalid? I was wondering if I should grenade my dead soldier after he was taken down by a Chryssalid.

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Remember, if a poster correctly answers your question then you can mark their answer as accepted so that other users may benefit from it. – MCeley Dec 21 '12 at 19:15

Yes you may. If you cause explosive damage in the area that the body is located, it will not rise as a zombie (I've tried this on dead civilians, and would imagine it works the same for members of your squad).

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I'd like to add that there is also nothing wrong with preventative explosives to blow up civilians/weak squad members (and surrounding aliens) to prevent chryssalidization. – Biff MaGriff Dec 19 '12 at 23:54
I would never blow up squad mates, at least not ones who are still able to pull triggers- I'd let critically wounded ones bleed out (or at the very least, dismiss them when they heal up) but actively reduce my firepower? Thats sheer madness – Shrapnel Jan 15 '13 at 16:18

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