List of The Walking Dead characters
The following is a list of characters from The Walking Dead comic book series, created by Robert Kirkman. Please note that anything that happens to the characters in the comic book is irrelevant to the television show, and conversely, the events of the television show are irrelevant to the comic book.
- 1 Grimes family
- 2 Atlanta survivors
- 3 Greene family and friends
- 4 Prison inmates
- 5 Miscellaneous survivors
- 6 Woodbury survivors
- 7 Alexandria safe-zone community
- 8 The Hilltop Colony
- 9 The Saviors
- 10 The Kingdom
- 11 References
- 12 See also
Carl Grimes is Lori and Rick's son and Judith's elder brother.
Series Lifespan: #2–Present
Judith "Judy" Grimes
Judy Grimes is Lori and Rick's newborn daughter (though it is strongly implied that Shane could be her actual father) and Carl's sister. During the final stages of the prison assault led by The Governor, As the Grimes family fled the Prison during the final stages of the Woodbury Army's assault on The Prison. Lori is killed in by a gunshot and lands on Judy crushing her. 
Status: Deceased 
Lori Grimes is Rick's wife and Carl and Judith Grimes' mother. During an attack on the prison led by The Governor. Lori suffers a fateful gunshot and killed while attempting to carry Judith to safety with Rick and Carl. As she is shot, she drops Judith and falls on top of her. This event results in Judith's death as well.
Series Lifespan: #2 –#48
Rick Grimes is the series protagonist and the group's leader. He is Lori's husband and Carl and Judith's father.
Series Lifespan: #1–Present
Allen was Donna's husband and the father of twins Billy and Ben. After Donna was killed by walkers he went into a downward emotional spiral but began to recover. He was shot in the head by the Governor.
Series Lifespan: #2–23
Amy was Andrea's younger sister. They joined the survivor group on the outskirts of Atlanta. Amy was bitten by a zombie in the opening stages of a zombie attack on their exposed camp. She died of the bite and Andrea shot her in the head to prevent reanimation and buried her in the nearby forest.
Series Lifespan: #3–5
Ben was Allen and Donna's twin son. He is unofficially adopted by Dale and Andrea after their parents die. He does not seem to understand what is happening in the world as it is. On the road to D.C., Ben brutally slaughters Billy, convinced that he will come back. The group debates killing Ben to protect themselves, but takes no immediate action. In the night, Carl sneaks into the van where Ben is locked up, and executes him. Billy and Ben are buried side by side.
Series Lifespan: #3–61
Billy was Allen and Donna's twin son. He is unofficially adopted by Dale and Andrea after their parents die. He does not seem to understand what is happening in the world as it is. On the road to D.C., Billy is brutally slaughtered by Ben, who is convinced that Billy will come back.
Series Lifespan: #3–61
Donna was the wife of Allen and mother of twins Billy and Ben. Strong-willed, loving and caring to her family, Donna made all the big decisions in her relationship with her husband, while leaving the financial responsibilities with Allen. After the dead rose, Donna and her family joined the group of survivors encamped on the outer limits of Atlanta, where she made a point of resenting that the women of the group (herself, Carol and Lori) had to take care of most of the group's domestic chores (e.g. laundry). Shortly after, when the group attempted to settle at Wiltshire Estates, Donna is killed by a zombie and her body devoured by more of the undead, leaving Allen permanently devastated.
Series Lifespan: #3–9
Dale is shown to be the wisest member of the survivor group. Without telling the group he had been bitten, Dale goes off to die but is knocked out by The Hunters who then cook and eat his leg. After Rick's group finds and kills the hunters, they take Dale back to the church. After he dies, he is shot by Andrea to prevent reanimation and his body is burned. Andrea keeps and wears Dale's fishing hat which she uses to talk to him.
Series Lifespan: #3–66
Jim joined the survivor group after his entire family was killed by zombies. During a zombie attack on the group, Jim, failing to kill one with his gun, grapples with a zombie and violently smashes its head in, his rage over his family's death driving him momentarily insane. After coming to his senses, he, and the rest of the group realized that he had been bitten on the lower arm. Jim was left under a tree on the outskirts of Atlanta, in the hopes that, upon reanimating, he could be reunited with the undead members of his family that may still exist.
Series Lifespan: #2–6
Carol is shown to be a fragile woman, often relying on others for emotional and physical support. When she finds out Tyreese has been cheating on her with Michonne she cuts her wrist attempting to commit suicide. She commits suicide by allowing herself to be bitten by a zombie and refusing anyones help, saying that they should let her die in peace. Andrea stops her from reanimating.
Sophia is the daughter of Carol. Both of Sophia's parents are now dead; her father in the early stages of the outbreak, and her mother at the prison. She is adopted by Maggie and Glenn. She is currently living at the Hilltop colony.
Series Lifespan: #2–Present
Glenn was Maggie's boyfriend/husband later on, and took the role of surrogate father to Sophia following the suicide of her biological mother. He was bludgeoned to death by Negan.
Series Lifespan: #2–100
Shane is a longtime friend and fellow police officer of series protagonist Rick Grimes. After Rick is shot and put into a coma, and the zombie outbreak occurs, he rescues Rick's family and leads a group of survivors, becoming romantically involved with Rick's wife, Lori. When Rick returns to his family alive, Shane grows increasingly jealous of their relationship, as well as Rick's role in the group.
Series Lifespan: #1–6, #7, #15 (as a zombie), #37
Greene family and friends
Arnold Greene was Hershel's second son. He is shown as loyal and reliable to his father. He was bitten by his brother, Shawn, who had become a zombie and was kept locked inside the family's barn. He was shot by a distraught Hershel to prevent reanimation.
Series Lifespan: #10–11
Billy Greene is Hershel's youngest son. Depicted as in his teens, brash and rebellious, he played little part in the earlier issues but is revealed to be helpful around the prison, and mindful of all the "good-looking ones" (women) being spoke for. Billy ends up having a one-night stand with Carol before she commits suicide, feeling guilt after seeing Carol kill herself. Billy was killed in the final stages of the assault on the prison by the Woodbury Army; his death leading his father to allow himself to die as well.
Series Lifespan: #10–48
Hershel is the patriarch of the Greene family and owner of the farm where Rick's group are invited to stay after Carl is shot. He later joins up with Rick's group at the prison after the farm becomes too unsafe only to be killed during The Governor's second attack on the prison.
Series Lifespan: #10–48
Lacey was Hershel's oldest daughter. She is shown as sarcastic and weary of her father. She is killed by the zombies that were kept in the family's barn while attempting to save Arnold.
Series Lifespan: #10–11
Maggie is Hershel Greene's eldest daughter and Glenn's lover. She eventually becomes Glenn's wife and later widow, and takes the role of being a surrogate mother to Sophia Peletier following the suicide of the girl's biological mother.
Series Lifespan: #10–Present
Rachel and Susie Greene
Rachel and Susie Greene are Hershel's youngest twin daughters. They were Thomas's victims, being decapitated when alone in the prison barbershop.
Series Lifespan: #10–15, #16 (as zombies)
Shawn was Hershel's oldest son and the first member of the Greene family to be killed by zombies. He is reanimated and locked in Hershel's barn until a cure for the epidemic can be discovered. He eventually escapes the barn and kills his brother Arnold. He is shot by Hershel when he realizes that his son will never again be normal.
Series Lifespan: #11 (as a zombie)
Otis, is the boyfriend of Patricia and a neighbor of Hershel Greene. He accidentally shoots and almost killed Carl while out hunting for a deer. Otis remained at the farm while the Greenes left to join Rick at the prison. Otis would later follow, and was saved from zombies by the newly arrived Michonne. He rejoins the group (though ended his relationship with Patricia after learning of her part in Dexter's attempted coup). Later, the prison was (temporarily) overrun by zombies while rescuing Tyreese following his return from searching for Rick, Michonne, and Glenn. Otis was attacked by zombies and killed. When Rick and his group returned from Woodbury Otis had turned into a walker. Rick shoots him in the head.
Series Lifespan: #9–35
Patricia was Otis' Incredibly naive and overly trusting girlfriend. Her naivete allowed the inmates of the prison to convince her to help them take back the prison from Rick, though their plan was thwarted after Dexter was killed. Rick was wary of allowing Patricia to stay with the group but decided she was ultimately harmless. However, after Thomas killed Hershel's twin daughters, Patricia attempted to free him so the other survivors would not kill him. Thomas almost killed her soon afterward, but Patricia managed to fight him off until Maggie arrived and shot him. Patricia then became an outcast among the survivors but earned acceptance after volunteering for a blood transfusion to save Rick's life. She was shot and killed by a member of Woodbury during the final assault on the prison.
Series Lifespan: #10–48
Andrew was a dread-locked former drug user who believes God sent the zombie apocalypse to help him "get clean". He is of African-American background. He had a relationship with Dexter, probably due to the amount of time spent locked up with him alone and the two other convicts. He is apparently in love with him. When Dexter is accused of murder, he organizes Andrew to find a way into the previously unexplored Block A and gather up the guards riot gear to take over the prison. After Dexter's death, he is extremely distraught; he subsequently fled the prison during the time Michonne and Otis arrive. Robert Kirkman has since stated that Andrew had died.
Series Lifespan: #13–19
Axel was described as a grizzled old white biker imprisoned for armed robbery. When Dexter tries to force the survivors out of the prison, Axel stands up for them. Being the only of the four convicts to remain with the survivors over the majority of the story, after general disdain he eventually earned their trust after working hard, and always helped whenever anybody asked for it. He had a brief relationship with Patricia after being shot in the arm during the first prison assault. After helping the survivors set up defenses, he was abruptly shot in the head during the second prison assault.
Series Lifespan: #13–47, #75
Dexter is a towering, physically intimidating African-American inmate at the prison where the group takes residence. Convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, whom he states, "were the last". He ironically trusts the other survivors far less than they trust him. He has a covert relationship with Andrew, but is purely in said relationship for sex. After the murders of the Greene twins, Lori leads the group to wrongly lock him up on account of being the only convict known to murder. After Thomas is revealed to be responsible and not receiving any apology, he loses his patience and orders Andrew to scavenge the prison's riot gear. Amidst the confusion with Thomas, Dexter gathers Andrew and a defecting Patricia with their new riot gear to force out the survivors. He is soon after killed discreetly in a skirmish against zombies by Rick, who covers it up as a friendly fire mistake.
Series Lifespan: #13–19
Thomas Richards was a nerdy Caucasian man who claims to be in federal prison for tax evasion. He is actually a homicidal lunatic who murders two of Hershel's daughters by decapitation and attempts to murder Andrea before he is beaten senseless by an enraged Rick. He is later shot repeatedly by Maggie Greene after his attempted escape, nearly killing Patricia in the process. His deceased body was thrown to the zombie hordes outside of the prison.
Series Lifespan: #13–18
Chris is the sixteen-year-old boyfriend of Julie who was staying with her and her father, Tyreese, due to personal problems before the zombie crisis began. Chris, Julie and Tyreese eventually joined up with Rick's group when searching for food in Atlanta's outskirts, and moved with them from Wiltshire Estates to the prison. Unknown to everyone else, Chris was pushing Julie into a suicide pact, believing they could truly be together forever. After retrieving a gun from Tyreese for self-defense purposes, he uses it one night in the prison, executing their plan. Unfortunately, Chris fired too soon and Julie was killed, to his shock. When Julie reanimated in Tyreese's arms, he shot her again. Tyreese, in furious revenge, subsequently choked him to death. After Chris reanimated, Tyreese repeatedly struck him until he was nothing but mutilated pieces, which he then burned and later angrily revealed to Rick.
Series Lifespan: #7–15
Derek is the leader of a small group of scavengers in DC. After following gunshots the group finds the Alexandria community. They demand to be let in and threaten Rick at gunpoint. A shootout ensues and Derek's group are all killed. These gunshots attract the attention of the large DC herd which eventually rips through the walls of the community.
Status: All deceased
Series Lifespan: #75–78
Rosita Espinosa is a woman who joins up with Sgt. Ford and Eugene in their mission to reach Washington D.C. and end the zombie crisis. She remains one of the more mysterious characters to date. She is shown as kind, gentle, and an understanding woman, capable of taking care of Abraham's emotional instabilities with these traits and expressing disagreement when he speaks inhumanely.
Series Lifespan: #53–Present
Abraham Ford is a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. After the zombie crisis began, Ford came into contact with Eugene, who claimed he had information that Washington D.C. is the only potential sanctuary from the zombie hordes. Teaming up with Rosita and Eugene, Ford is now on a mission to get there, intending to solve the zombie crisis after Eugene reveals he has crucial information about the zombie's origins.
Series Lifespan: #53–98
Chris, Theresa, David, Greg, Charlie & Albert are members of a group of people who have been tracking down Rick and his group of survivors. The Hunters led by Chris, started out as a regular group of survivors but, as food became scarce, they resorted to cannibalism. Chris reasoned that hunting animals was a waste of time and that humans would be much easier to hunt and kill. They normally hunted down small groups of survivors and isolated ones, and avoided larger groups. Soon after, they had no luck tracking down small groups of survivors, and they resorted to hunting down Rick's group because they were getting desperate and needed food. Chris and The Hunters successfully captured Dale in the middle of the night as he was leaving to die due to a zombie bite he received earlier in the day. After learning the fact that Dale was "tainted meat" because of his wound, Chris and the Hunters beat him and decided to leave Dale in front of the Church that Rick's group was staying at. As Rick's group carried Dale away, The Hunters resorted to shooting Glenn in the leg, believing that the survivors would be easier targets if they were scared. Rick's group eventually discovered Chris and the other hunters in an abandoned neighborhood. Negotiations were attempted by Rick in order to get the Hunters to stop targeting their group. Rick also found out the Hunters had eaten their own children. This was the only time Chris showed signs of remorse (hinting that it was his own children they ate), but justified it by saying it was to survive, as animals in the wild (bears in this instance) would eat their own young if they would otherwise starve to death. After getting his finger shot off by Andrea, Chris and the Hunters forcefully had their weapons taken away by Abraham. After surrendering to Rick and begging for his life, Chris and the other Hunters were mutilated and beaten to death by Rick and the others to avenge what they had done to Dale and all of their previous victims. Then, his body was later burned, along with the rest of his group.
Status: All deceased
Series Lifespan: #61–66
Duane Jones was a young boy hiding out with his father, Morgan, in various houses in Rick's neighborhood, attempting to ride out the zombie apocalypse. After meeting Rick and being provided with weapons from the police station, he and Duane part ways with Rick, hoping to meet each other again some day. Much later, at Christmas, Morgan and Duane are seen alive and living in a cabin on a snowy mountain, in safety and relative comfort. Rick re-encountered the two, but found that Morgan is alive but Duane has turned into a zombie. Morgan left with Rick, leaving living dead Duane to roam freely within the house. The name "Duane Jones" was the author's homage to the American actor of the same name who was the main protagonist in Night of the Living Dead.
Series Lifespan: #1–59
Morgan is the devoted father of Duane Jones struggling to get over the recent death of his wife. He and his son seek refuge in Rick's hometown after the outbreak occurs.
Series Lifespan: #1–83
Julie is Tyreese's sixteen-year-old teenage daughter. She is shown to be affectionate to both her father and boyfriend. The end of the world has not stopped her from seeking independence where she can find it. During the initial stages of clearing out the penitentiary, she and Chris act as babysitters. Once settled, after having sex for the first time with Chris, she carries out an ill-fated suicide pact with her boyfriend. She soon reanimates in Tyreese's arms, and almost kills her father before being fatally shot by Chris again.
Series Lifespan: #7–14
Michonne is a woman armed with a katana towing two pacified zombies in shackles. After The Governor rapes and tortures her, she remains behind to sadistically torture the Governor before making her way back to the prison with the rest of the group. When the Governor retaliates, Michonne and Tyreese go on the offensive, attempting guerrilla warfare in order to buy the prison time to prepare for the next attack. However, this battle at the prison results in Michonne's fleeing after nearly being captured, and Tyreese's being captured and used as a bargaining tool in order to get into the prison. When this fails, the Governor kills Tyreese with Michonne's katana.
After the events at the prison she puts Tyreese's reanimated remains to peace. After finding Rick and his son. Michonne protects Carl as a mother would, and she goes to great lengths to protect Rick due to her respect for him. Later, they rejoin the other surviving members of the group at Hershel's farm. When the survivors locate the town of Alexandria, it appears that Michonne and her friends are finally given an opportunity to rest but, Michonne has a difficult time relinquishing her sword. Shortly thereafter, Michonne settles into her new "home" and even hangs a mantle for her sword. She recalls all of the horrific ways she has used that sword to survive, and finally proclaims, "I am through with you."
Douglas makes her a constable to uphold the law in Alexandria with Rick. She trusts Rick's judgment. She remains a vital member in the survivor group.
Series Lifespan: #19–Present
Dr. Eugene Porter is a high school science teacher who has lied about being a scientist working on a cure for the outbreak disease in order to receive protection from others.
Series Lifespan: #53–Present
Fr. Gabriel Stokes
Gabriel Stokes is an African-American preacher who comes across the group after leaving his church, where he had been hiding from the undead. The group is very suspicious of his story, and does not trust him. It was revealed that he had survived over several months alone in the church by turning away his followers and any other civilians when the zombie attacks started, saving him from internal conflict. As a consequential result, however, he now feels remorse. Since arriving at the Safe-Zone, he believes that God's plan for him has been to meet the survivors so that he could eventually preach at the Safe-Zone's church.
Series Lifespan: #61–Present
Tyreese is shown to be a devoted father as well as an able-bodied fighter and leadership figure to those around him. However, he is also a very flawed individual, suffering from emotional fragility.
Series Lifespan: #7–46, #49 (as a zombie), #72, #75
Previously an interior design student, Alice is a fast learner and, while living in Woodbury, was Dr. Stevens' assistant. She chooses to leave Woodbury with Rick and thereafter becomes the de facto physician of Rick's group and helps deliver Lori's baby. While attempting to cover Rick and Lori in their escape, she is personally killed by a vengeful Governor during the assault on the prison.
Series Lifespan: #29–48
Bob was the local town drunk of Woodbury. Forty years prior to the series, he was supposedly an army medic. His minor role expands significantly when he saves the Governor's life. He was called upon by Gabe and Bruce to save the Governor when Alice and Dr. Stevens, the only town medics have fled and Michonne almost tortures the Governor to death. After a slow recovery, the Governor personally asked him to watch over his zombie daughter until the Woodbury army returned from killing the prison survivors; since the battle resulted in the Governor's and most (if not all) of the Woodbury survivor's deaths, Bob's fate, along with anyone left in Woodbury, has not been revealed.
Series Lifespan: #29–43
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Lilly Caul was an angry brunette woman from Woodbury who participated in the prison assault. Before Woodbury, she was a survivor with her father, who sacrificed himself to save her. Lilly's back story is told in the novel The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury. She is ordered by The Governor to kill Lori who was protecting baby Judith. After shooting them, she discovers that The Governor forced her to kill a baby, and she becomes extremely distraught. When a large crowd of zombies breaks through into the prison yard, Lilly kills The Governor while he gathers them up and throws his body to the hordes while she attempts to lead the remnant of the Woodbury survivors into the prison. The prison becomes overrun with zombies, but it is ultimately unknown what becomes of any of them. Robert Kirkman announced that Lilly Caul is not the same character as the Lilly from the Walking Dead video game.
Series Lifespan: #46–48
Bruce Cooper is The Governor's right hand man and one of his best friends. An intimidating, muscular figure, Bruce is tall and bald, but has a short goatee. He is shown as trusting of The Governor to do whatever is necessary for the survival and prosperity of Woodbury, whether it means violence and brutality against those who disagree or run the wrong way with them. He is extremely loyal to The Governor, displaying this trait when he nearly killed Glenn without any hesitancy under orders from The Governor. When Rick's group ventured out to loot Woodbury's Wal-Mart in preparation for an attack, Bruce led a small team to confront them; he is then shot in the neck by Andrea and left for dead. The Governor later discovers him alive, barely, choking on his own blood but managing to give his boss info on the survivor's actions before Phillip shoots him, to prevent reanimation.
Series Lifespan: #27–43
Gabe is the other enforcer most loyal to The Governor and another one of his closest friends. Gabe is described as a short, stocky man and seems extremely obedient toward The Governor, albeit hesitant and doubtful of some of the Governor's actions. He becomes The Governor's chief confidant after Bruce's death, organising Woodbury against the prison community. He accompanies The Governor almost everywhere. He leads the scout parties and is responsible for discovering the prison's location, as well as the capture and torture of Tyreese, handing him over to The Governor to use as leverage. Gabe is second in command at the latter prison assaults. At the end he becomes weary of the battle, and is shot by Andrea when she returns with the RV.
Series Lifespan: #27–47
The Governor is the leader of Woodbury. He turns on Ricks group and imprisons them. Attempting to find the location of the prison where Rick's group have found shelter he cuts off Rick's hand, mentally tortures Glenn, and has Michonne restrained, stripped and repeatedly raped To learn the location of the prison, the Governor allows the survivors to escape the premises with the help of one of his guards. However, Michonne stays behind and finds her way to his apartment, where she manages to tie him up and torture him with various implements, dismembering and disfiguring him. He loses his right arm, his fingernails, his right ear, his testicles, and his left eye.
The Governor survives and eventually finds the prison. When the first attack on the prison fails leading to retreat. After a failed later attempt to gain his way into the prison by use of a hostage, the Governor crushes the fences with a tank. A bloody massacre ensues killing most of Ricks group forcing the remaining members to flee. After the battle tensions rise within his group, as the ammunition they have remaining is limited and a handful of their own moral consciences come into play, in regards to the killing of Lori and her baby Judy. Both factors result in the remnants of his army turning on him, killing him and leaving his corpse to the zombies.
Series Lifespan: #27–48, #72, #75
Caesar Martinez is the man who conducted Rick, Glen, and Michonne's entry to Woodbury. He later helped Rick's party escape and fight their way back to the prison. After assisting Rick's party in escaping, Martinez betrays them by sneaking out of the prison to go tell the Governor its location so that he may capture and kill everyone inside. During his run back to Woodbury, Rick runs him down in the RV and then strangles him to death. Caesar's reanimated body is discovered by a Woodbury scouting party, and his head is brought back to Woodbury, to manipulate people to turn them against the people of the prison.
Series Lifespan: #27–36, #43 (as a zombie), #75
Dr. Stevens is Woodbury's primary doctor. While he resents working for The Governor, he understands that he would be killed if he did not cooperate. He tends to Rick's severed hand, being responsible for his recovery. While fleeing with the others, he is bitten and eventually killed while escaping Woodbury.
Series Lifespan: #28–32
Alexandria safe-zone community
Aaron is a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe-Zone Community who came into contact with Rick's group shortly after they met Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene. He watched over the group until he found them suitable for the community. Although the survivors were suspicious of Aaron's motives, they went along with him and joined the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Aaron's romantic partner is Eric, who also accompanies him on his recruiting missions. After the zombie attack on the community, Aaron trained with Rick and Andrea in order to defend against the undead. Aaron, along with Eric, joined Rick's group as they traveled in search of food.
Series Lifespan: #67–Present
Jessie, Pete, and Ron Anderson
Pete Anderson was a hard-boiled man who was physically abusive toward his wife Jessie and son Ron. After Rick separates him from his family, Pete flies into a rage and kills Douglas's wife Regina while trying to kill Rick. He's shot by Rick shortly afterward. Following his death, Jessie and Ron find peace for a while, with Jessie quickly striking up a romantic relationship with Rick. She and her son are devoured by zombies while the group tries to get through a crowd of them outside.
Status: All Deceased
Series Lifespan, Pete: #72–77, Jessie: #72–83, #85 (as a zombie), Ron: #70–83
Bruce served as second-in-command in charge of the Exploration team that goes to D.C for supplies and the construction workers that explain the community and repairs the walls. He had a friendship with Abraham where they worked together. He was one of the first victims of the zombie outbreak in the Safe-Zone. He was part of the party that tried to clear the zombie herd that was attracted in the wake of the deadly firefight with the Scavengers. While the party tried to get back inside the gate, Bruce was severely bitten on the neck, being the last one to make it through. Once inside of the gate, he fell to the floor and gasped for breath, screaming "I don't want to die!" He was quickly killed by Abraham out of mercy, who bashed the front of his skull in with a single blow from his weapon.
Series Lifespan: #69–80
Dr. Denise Cloyd
Denise Cloyd is the doctor of the Alexandria Safe-Zone. She has taken care of many of the characters, such as Morgan and Carl, after they sustained injuries. When the walkers attacked the safe-zone, Denise was trapped in Rick's house with the group. However, she ran back to her house to take care of any civilians that needed her. Rick brought Carl to Denise to take care of him, and she was able to patch him up. When Rick left to get food for the community, he asked Denise to watch over Carl. Denise is also romantically involved with Heath.
Series Lifespan: #71–Present
Eric is Aaron's boyfriend and partner who served as Aaron's "insurance policy" with the duty to kill anyone who might harm Aaron or the community. During an attempt to recruit a young woman, Eric was stabbed after discovering the woman trying to steal Maggie's horse. Aaron immediately brought Eric back to the safe-zone. Doctor Cloyd treats Eric, and he recovered quickly. Later, during the zombie attack on the safe zone, Eric hid with Aaron, though they later joined in the fight against the zombies. Eric, along with Aaron, joined Rick's group as they left the community in search of food. Eric is not seen interacting with the Saviors much, he is seen on the wall of the Alexandria Safe-Zone alongside Carl and Rosita. He tells Carl not to try and shoot Negan, however, Carl shoots anyway and hits Negan's bat, Lucille. This causes the Saviors to open fire on his and Carl's position. When Negan asks the people of Alexandria to throw Carl over the wall, Eric tells him to "go fuck himself". He is killed by a Savior.
Series Lifespan: #68–118
Heath is a young African American man who goes on scouting missions for the community. He is primarily a supply runner and is well-experienced with navigating the backstreets of Washington. After his partner Scott dies from an infection, Glenn becomes his new partner. He and Glenn share a strong bond. He was initially very distrustful of Glenn's group, seeing Rick as another "Davidson", though he grows to trust them.
Series Lifespan: #69–Present
Holly is Abraham's girlfriend. She works alongside the construction crew, planning and building new walls for the community. Upon having her life saved by Abraham, the two gradually fall in love with each other and initiate a secret relationship behind Rosita's back. She is frequently shown to be behind his back with various interpersonal issues, and at one point urges Abraham to attempt to take charge of the group (though that never truly comes to fruition). Holly is later devastated by Abraham's death.
Series Lifespan: #73–Present
Douglas Monroe was a former Democratic Ohio U.S. congressman who became the leader of the Alexandria Safe-Zone. He is the husband of Regina and the father of Spencer. He welcomed Rick and company with open arms, though he demanded that they follow the rules that he had set in place. He became distraught over his wife's death and holed himself up in his house for long stretches of time. During the zombie attack, Douglas was surrounded by zombies. As he tries to shoot the zombies, he accidentally hits Carl Grimes. He is then devoured by the undead.
Series Lifespan: #70–83
Spencer Monroe is the son of deceased Douglas and Regina Monroe. He and Andrea take a liking toward one another and almost strike up a relationship, but Andrea is disgusted by him when he exhibits signs of extreme selfishness. He later participates in a coup against Rick led by Nicholas, because of the blame he has against the man for the death of both of his parents. He accepts Andrea's new found relationship with Rick. During the Savior's arrival in Alexandria, he approaches Negan to discuss his plan of how it would be better if he leads Alexandria and tells Negan that Rick cannot be trusted. He asks if Negan can kill Rick to put him in charge of the Community, disgusted at Spencer's attempt of backstabbing his leader, Negan walks with him and tells him he is a coward for asking someone else to do his dirty work after which he disemboweled Spencer's stomach with a knife, calling him gutless.
Series Lifespan: #72–#111
Nicholas is a resident of the Alexandria Safe-Zone community, as well as a family man. He is shown to be an aggressive yet timid man. When Rick and the survivor group first arrived in the community, Nicholas was one of the most wary, especially after discovering that Rick was allowing Carl to carry a gun. He wasted no time picking arguments with the survivors. He became increasingly frustrated as Rick's sense of leadership dominated the community, and it came to a boiling point once the man murdered his close friend in the community, Pete Anderson. Nicholas quickly attempted to form a coup with his fellow Alexandria citizens and viciously beat Glenn when he witnessed it. The coup was quickly dissolved by Rick, and he apologized. Since then, he has become more accepting of Rick and his group.
Series Lifespan: #71–Present
Olivia is a cheerful young woman in charge of the weapons storage at the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Olivia persuaded Douglas to let Michonne keep her weapons after Rick's group joined the community, and also cut Rick's hair for him. A bit of a gossip, Olivia was the first to tell Rick about Davidson. After the zombie attack, Andrea trained Olivia and the others on how to use weapons, though Olivia had difficulty killing the walkers. Later, Olivia told Rick that food rations were running low, leading Rick to form a group to find food outside of the community. When Rick and the others left, Olivia joined Nicholas and Spencer in conspiring against him, though it is unclear what her feelings are on ousting Rick.
Series Lifespan: #70–Present
Tobin headed the construction team. His cowardice in the face of an attack had led to the death of many workers in the past. After taking on Abraham, the team is attacked once again, and Tobin leaves Holly for dead. Abraham saves Holly and kills the walkers much to the amazement of the other workers. This gains Tobin's respect, and he willingly allows Abraham to take over. Tobin is killed defending the community from zombies after a herd breaks through one of the walls.
Series Lifespan: #69–81
The Hilltop Colony
Ethan is a member of the Hilltop sent as an emissary (along with Andy, Crystal and David) to Negan's settlement. Unhappy with the Hilltop, Negan kills Andy and David, and keeps Crystal hostage. Ethan is sent back to assassinate Gregory in exchange for her life. After stabbing him Rick tackles Ethan to the ground before cutting his throat.
Series Lifespan: #95
Gregory is a somewhat self-important member of the Hilltop described as "keeping the trains running on time", and is closely associated with the (unseen) leader of the colony Kenneth. He is stabbed by Ethan in exchange for Crystal's life, who had been taken hostage by Negan, but fortunately recovers. Like his fellow survivors, he is helpless against The Saviors and relies on Rick to help rid them of the gang.
Series Lifespan: #95–Present
Kal is a resident living in the Hilltop Colony who patrols the metal walls protecting Hilltop. He seems to be good friends with Paul Monroe and trusts him. After getting Ezekiel to help their fight against the Saviors, Paul informs Kal of the plan to take Negan down. And asks him to give him an estimate on how many soldiers the Hilltop can spare. Later when Paul was supposed to meet him again, he is told by Earl Sutton that Kal had gone out "patrolling" in which Paul realizes that Kal has gone to inform the Saviors of the attack. Paul catches up with Kal who is hiding in the woods. Paul notices a disturbance, and Kal throws a spear at Paul. Paul catches the spear and breaks it in half before Kal reveals himself, he then tells Paul he believes his action will put the Hilltop in danger with his plan to go against the Saviors, Jesus eventually convinces him that the Saviors need to be defeated if they want to live in peace, Kal agrees to help Jesus. While the two were talking, they forget about the group of Saviors who had received the flare message that Kal set off before Jesus caught up with him, the two nervously make up a new story, which ends up with Paul receiving a punch to the gut from the Savior member Connor. Kal leaves with Paul, asking if he can keep his betrayal a secret from everyone else.
Series Lifespan: #95–Present
Paul "Jesus" Monroe
Jesus is a bearded man with impressive physical skills, who acts as ambassador for the colony and frequently searches for new recruits. He spies on the Alexandria Safe-Zone community to see if they're safe to bring in, after a pretty tense and unexpected introduction, Paul is attacked by Michonne and Abraham where he easily immobilized them. After instructing to meet Rick, he is knocked out and tied up by him. After the interrogations, Rick eventually decides to let Paul take him to Hilltop, On the way, Paul reveals that he could have escaped anytime but remained there to see if Rick could be trusted. The two make up and continue their way. After reaching Hilltop, he reveals to Rick and his group that he and the rest of his people, for months, have been under siege by The Saviors. He attempted to track them back to their base, but was caught and chased back to the colony. After the death of Glenn, he decides to join Rick in his fight against the Saviors and even resides at Alexandria, he participates in Rick's plans.
Series Lifespan: #91–Present
Earl Sutton is a resident living in the Hilltop Colony, who also created weapons for the colony's survivors. He is the blacksmith who is in charge of making spears, door hinges, knives and many other metal objects needed by the Hilltop. He is also Jesus's good friend.
Series Lifespan: #95–Present
Brianna is a resident living in the Hilltop Colony, who saw Maggie crying at Glenn's grave and tried cheering her up. She'd lost people in the apocalypse too, her husband, parents, siblings, what passed for a boyfriend, and even her daughter. She helped Maggie understand death, although sad and terrible, is apart of life and is natural, it isn't something we need to be uncomfortable to talk about. Maggie and her are becoming good friends.
Series Lifespan: #109–Present
Dr. Harlan Carson
Harlan Carson is a Doctor in the Hilltop Colony, who has treated Maggie, checking out on her baby, making sure everything's okay. Maggie was stressed out about delivering a baby, Doctor Harlan Carson assured Maggie that her baby would be the third baby he'd deliver on the Hilltop. Harlan has been called a miracle worker. Harlan Carson has worked on many people in the Hilltop Colony including their leader, Gregory who had a knife wound, brought him back from the brink of death.
Series Lifespan: #109–Present
Connor is a high-ranking member of The Saviors. Connor spotted Rick and his small group's departure to the Hilltop Colony following Abraham's death, and soon after called for the rest of The Saviors in the area for an attack on the Alexandria Safe-Zone at dawn. Connor's rally is heeded as Andrea reports The Saviors' attack on the community when Rick returns from his confrontation with Negan, though they were repelled and the majority of the attackers were killed. Soon after Kal left the Hilltop Colony, he sent a flare to contact the Saviors. Connor is the Savior that leads the group that answered the call. Paul stopped the revelation of the plan by telling Connor their next payment of supplies might be a little low. This infuriated Connor, who subsequently punched Paul in the gut and left with his group. Later on, Connor volunteers to be part of the back-up team sent by Negan to surround Alexandria's walls while Negan and his team go in to wait for Rick's group to return. After Seth and another Savior were killed by Rick and Andrea, it is presumed that Connor either saw Andrea or the flash coming from the rifle she used because he is later seen inside the bell tower sneaking up on her. He ambushes Andrea by surprise with a knife and proceeds to beat her. As Connor begins to choke her to death, he laments that he feels bad for having to kill her after she's gone through so much more pain and loss than other survivors he's met. The two started to fight, Connor gave Andrea some cuts, bruises and black eyes. Andrea tried to kill Connor who had her by the window, trying to force her out. Andrea then pushed Connor out of the window, falling to his death, after having his arm slashed.
Series Lifespan: #99–113
Dwight is a member of The Saviors who has a half burnt face due to Negan, the leader of The Saviors. Dwight wields a crossbow which he uses to kill zombies and Abraham Ford. During an attack on Alexandria, Dwight is captured and is at first interrogated by Andrea, though after the deaths of Glenn and Abraham and realizing that Negan's group is too strong, he is released by Rick. The release is a ploy from Rick to have Jesus follow Dwight back to the Saviors headquarters. Dwight has a tense relationship with Negan and has since pledged allegiance to Ezekiel's plans to defeat The Saviors.
Series Lifespan: #98–Present
Negan is the leader of The Saviors and primary antagonist to the comic series starting with issue #100. He gathered together strong men and led them in terrorizing nearby survivor communities in exchange for food and supplies. Negan sets out for revenge against Rick's group after they kill some members of his gang. Negan orders Abraham's murder. He has some trackers find the Safe Zone while he and the rest of his gang follow and ambush the group during their trip to the Hilltop. After Rick refuses a deal that would give Negan access to the Safe-Zone's supplies, Negan brutally murders Glenn with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed-wire he calls "Lucille". After that the safe-zone community gives him half the supplies to prevent him from killing any more of their members. Negan is notable for using excessive profanity when he speaks, even to his own men.
Series Lifespan: #100–Present
Sherry is one of Negan's five wives. She was also the wife of Dwight before the apocalypse, although they were married, Sherry decided to become one of Negan's wives in order to make both her life and Dwight's easier. Dwight reveals that one night, he and Sherry met behind Negan's back and slept together, resulting in Dwight getting caught and having his face ironed by Negan as he enlisted the rule where none of the Saviors are allowed to have sexual intercourse with his wives unless they earned enough points. Though Negan does give his wives the option of not ironing the faces of the members that did not earn enough points but still slept with which would mean they would not have the luxurious life he gives them, for this reason, Dwight harbor some bitterness towards her as he blames her for his condition.
Series Lifespan: #105–Present
Ezekiel (referred as "King" Ezekiel by his fellow citizens) is a leader of a community called The Kingdom. He is the self-proclaimed "King" of a community called 'The Kingdom', the namesake of his own community. Ezekiel has a pet tiger named Shiva. Ezekiel was a friend of the Hilltop Colony and a close friend to Paul Monroe and has a strong hatred for The Saviors which caused Paul to bring Rick to him in the hopes of collaborating to defeat The Saviors. Ezekiel was a zookeeper and he knew Shiva since she was born.
Series Lifespan: #108–Present
Shiva is the pet tiger of Ezekiel, who currently resides with him at The Kingdom. Ezekiel knew her since she was born. She presumably had a normal life as a zoo tiger. Ezekiel had saved Shiva's life by neglecting to report her attacking him when she was a cub, eventually leading to a bond with her that continued into the outbreak. She is mostly seen sitting with Ezekiel at his side while he sits on his throne, Ezekiel keeps Shiva on a chain. Shiva sleeps in a cage inside Ezekiel's room. It is stated by Ezekiel that Shiva hates violence as she reacted angrily to Rick punching Dwight. Shiva aides Ezekiel in battle against The Saviors, even killing a Savior. It is due to her and Paul "Jesus" Monroe that The Saviors retreated from Alexandria Safe-Zone. Along with Ezekiel, she sleeps in Michonne's house. Specifically the bathroom. In the morning, Ezekiel mentions that Shiva defecated in the bathtub. Later, after the battle of the sanctuary, Shiva is seen with Ezekiel and Michonne, eating a dead zombie. Ezekiel tells Michonne that Shiva is able to eat zombies without getting sick. When Ezekiel is cornered by a large group of zombies, Shiva comes to his rescue, and while Ezekiel runs away, Shiva is shown being devoured by the horde, saving her master's life.
Series Lifespan: #108–118
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