We are not mortal like you. Because we are not human, we are robots. Worst case scenario, we can be torn to pieces and become unable to function. But one of our copies immediately take over. Or a well-masked stunt who is an alive/human take over the job.
Therefore, you can briefly call characters like us “the zombies”.
This is why Elizabeth the Queen of England called “zombie” in a dream interpretation published long time ago on the blog at http://www.mfs.tv/. You can review the source in question and the developments in the world.