The Last of Us on HBO- Viewers get their first in-depth look at the infected and, more significantly, the clickers in the second episode of The Last Of Us on HBO, which is currently streaming. It is obvious that the illness has been growing and spreading after being present for almost 20 years—both on those who are affected and on the fungus that grows underground.
The survivors in this episode also battle the clickers after initially attempting to get past them. Joel was present to assist in clarifying what was happening to Ellie and the audience because this was Ellie’s first time, especially dealing with clickers. The fungus on clickers’ heads is so thick that it nearly covers the entire top of their heads, making them easy to identify.
The Last of Us on HBO- Presentation Of Clickers
Humans who have been infected with the disease for a long time are known as clickers. The majority of the fungal growth initially appears to grow out of the person’s skin when the fungus affects their mind. The majority of clickers may still bite and infect individuals through their mouth despite having an upper head that is totally fungus-like from the mouth up.
The clickers frequently lose their eyes as a result of the fungus covering much of their head, rendering them blind. Despite being blind, these clickers can still hear, and they only employ sounds to seek their prey. The more a clicker’s body gets covered with huge fungal growth as the infection worsens, eventually consuming the clicker’s body and rendering them immobile.
When pursuing humans, clickers still have access to their ears and are extremely sensitive to sound. The term “clickers” refers to animals that not only use their mouths to create clicking noises but also move by employing a form of echolocation.
While clickers can navigate around solid objects without bumping into walls, they frequently miss people unless they make a sound. Clickers are quite intelligent and will remain close to an area where they hear a human until certain that the person is no longer there, despite the high levels of infection in the person’s brain.
The clicker’s entire fungus growth serves as armour, shielding what’s left of their body and making them much harder to destroy. Direct headshots won’t do much more than break off the armour, and they can even shield the clickers from such attacks.
In episode 2 of The Last of US on HBO, we see three rounds to the gut from an Assault Rifle doing little to injure a clicker, despite headshots being the most lethal even with armour. In hand-to-hand combat, clickers can easily outmuscle a conventional human, and they can bite them to spread the virus. Clickers also have heightened strength.