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The Zombie Queen, also known as Athena, is a major antagonist in Army of The Dead. She is Zeus' concubine who patrols the city to find and kidnap humans who would serve as sacrifices for her "husband".
She was portrayed by Athena Perample and voiced by Amanda Troop.
Nothing is known about her life before the outbreak, except that she worked as a showgirl of one of Las Vegas' casino. She was presumably turned into a zombie by Zeus as she's an Alpha and might be in fact his first female victim. She also got pregnant, presumably with Zeus.
She "greets" Scott Ward and his team once they entered the city to retrieve Bly Tanaka's money, staring at them all the while with one of her minions and the zombie tiger Valentine. Lily, one of Ward's mercenaries, explained to the team that they had to sacrifice someone to be allowed to continue, otherwise every zombie would be on them. They chose to give Burt Cummings to her, as he was an unrepentant sadist who raped several women in the survivor camps. Cummings was then carried away by the Queen and turned into an Alpha by Zeus.
Later, her head would be cut off by Martin, betraying his promise to only take a bit of her blood. Lily was furious, as this would mean the end of the truce. However, Martin didn't care, and after Lily went to assist Ward in the heist, he attempted to trap them underground; though Lily swapped her bag with his, and Martin realized that he was tricked and lost the head, before being mauled to death by Valentine. Meanwhile, Zeus found the body and brought it to his tower, where he put his hands on her belly and brought her fetus out, seemingly crying in despair, and soon after declaring war on the humans while riding his zombie horse.
Later, Lily and Ward would attempt to join the escape helicopter on the casino's roof, but Zeus managed to catch them and impaled with a spear Lily. In retaliation, Lily dropped the Queen's head on the ground below, causing her head to splatter on impact. This left Zeus deeply shocked, allowing the survivors to escape, though he presumably finished Lily off in a horrid manner.
Little is known about her personality, though she presumably was in love with Zeus, even conceiving a "child" with him. She liked to patrol on Vegas' streets to find humans and wasn't intimidated even when facing several well-armed survivors, knowing that she could count on Valentine and the horde to overwhelm the survivors at any time. She's initially passive but turns hostile if she's personally threatened or aggravated by a human, as seen with Martin.
Powers and Abilities
She's the second in command of the zombie horde and can summon any zombie in her vicinity as she pleases. She also relies on an assistant to bring human sacrifices to Zeus. As an Alpha, she's stronger and faster, as well as more durable than humans, and even retained some form of intelligence, though she wasn't smart enough to avoid Martin's trick of using a net gun to immobilize her.