What Are Clickers in The Last of Us? The Another Type of Zombies Explained!

In the TV show The Last of Us, zombie-like people called “the infected” have taken over the world. These poor unfortunate people are infected with cordyceps, a mutated fungus that takes control of its victims and turns them into wild, cannibalistic creatures.

Some people managed to stay alive, and the TV show The Last of Us follows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) as they try to cure the infected as they travel across what used to be America.

Along the way, they'll have to deal with zombies, the oppressive agents of FEDRA, and the freedom fighters known as The Fireflies, but the Clickers are the most dangerous enemy they'll face. But what are the Clickers? Well, don’t worry. For those who haven't played the video game, we have a quick explanation.

What are Clickers?

People who have reached the third stage of a cordyceps infection are called “clickers.” At this stage, the infected are much stronger and faster than normal runners and stalkers because they have been exposed to the cordyceps fungus for a long time.

What Are Clickers in the Last of Us

Still, by this point in the infection, the fungus has usually completely covered the head of the infected host, blinding it and forcing it to use a primitive form of echolocation to find prey.

Even though this seems like a weakness, Clickers are very dangerous and aggressive, and even Joel and Tess, who have been around for a long time, can be killed with relative ease.

Have a look at our guides to The Last of Us characters, Kathleen, is Ellie gay and does Joel die in The Last of Us for more.