The world is a cruel place, but it's significantly crueler after the apocalypse. That's part of the reason post-apocalyptic sci-fi is so interesting. The best post-apocalyptic movies are a thrill ride, but most of us can admit we'd probably have died in the first 30 seconds. Let's be real: can you really hold in a sneeze for all eternity in order to escape the fate of anyone who makes a sound in A Quiet Place. Would you even want to? Would you not have just raised up your arms and said screw it when the world was ending for the second in The 100 after you've already rebuilt society from a total nuclear meltdown once before? Not everyone is cracked up to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Sometimes, the fight just doesn't seem worth it, but other times your Zodiac sign could give you a leg up.
Here's which post-apocalyptic world you'd survive based on your Zodiac sign.
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By the last Mad Max film, civilization has crumbled and the few survivors are enslaved inside the Citadel by a deranged tyrant. It takes a tough-as-heck Charlize Theron to escape. Even in the very first film, Max had to be really, really mad to drive across the world's gigantic barren wasteland and seek out revenge on the motorcycle gang that killed his family. If there's anyone who's going to hack that kind of mission, it's a Leo (July 23 – August 22).
Leos are the leaders of the Zodiac. They are courageous and brave. Their sense of leadership almost delves into the territory of being an ego-maniac, but it takes a delusional sense of self-confidence to fight off an entire tyrannical regime or a vicious motorcycle gang. The world of Mad Max is not for the meek.
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Virgos (August 23 – Sept 22)are the braniacs of the zodiac. They're analytical, hard-working and excel in scientific fields. This is why you would survive the post-apocalyptic world of I Am Legend. In the film, Will Smith's Robert Neville is a brilliant scientist, which is essential to his survival. Sure, Virgos may be the ones responsible for the man-made plague that turned the entirety of New York City into bloody-thirsty monsters, but it takes a Virgo to science their way out of the situation. Like Neville, you've got the drive and the smarts to find a cure by using your own immune blood. You just have to fight off infected people long enough to figure it out.
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There's a reason the sign of the Libra (Sept 23 – October 22) is two balancing scales. Libras are always interested in justice, fairness and doing what is right. They see both sides to a problem, which is how they solve major issues. This is exactly why a Libra is best suited to survive in the world of CW's post-apocalyptic hit The 100.
Without Libra's moral compass, society wouldn't have survived for years on the Ark only to rebuild itself on a destroyed planet Earth. The truth is when a tough call needs to be made (whether that's floating criminals in order to save resources or wiping out the people of Mount Weather), you use your fierce moral compass to get the job done and remove emotions that may clutter your judgment. This practical sense of justice helped bring multiple clans together in the bunker during Praimfaya. It's the reason you've managed to survive through numerous ends of the world.
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Scorpios (October 23 – November 21)are tough to let love in. They are highly paranoid and skeptical, but once you prove yourself, their loyalty is unmatched. Scorpios have a close inner circle and don't let anyone else in, which is actually pretty helpful if everyone around you is a cannibal, a murderer or a desperate person trying to steal your resources. For this reason, you'd survive in post-apocalyptic world of The Road.
This movie based on the eponymous Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the story of a man who would do whatever it takes to protect his son in the post-apocalyptic wasteland they inhabit. He trusts no one to the point where it's actually a fault. After his death, his son is taken in by a kind family who his father would have probably killed because out of suspicion had he noticed them. The man also uses his intense Scorpio passion to make a rather selfless call that shows his boundless love: he planned to use his last bullet to shoot his son rather than allow the young boy to be ripped apart and tortured by cannibals knowing that would be his fate.