List of The Walking Dead (TV series) characters
The following is a list of characters from The Walking Dead television series based on the eponymous comic book series. Although some characters appear in both the television and comic series, the continuity of the television series is not shared with the original comic book series.
- 1 Cast
- 2 Main characters
- 2.1 Rick Grimes
- 2.2 Shane Walsh
- 2.3 Lori Grimes
- 2.4 Carl Grimes
- 2.5 Morgan Jones
- 2.6 Dale Horvath
- 2.7 Glenn Rhee
- 2.8 Andrea
- 2.9 Merle Dixon
- 2.10 Carol Peletier
- 2.11 Daryl Dixon
- 2.12 Maggie Greene
- 2.13 Hershel Greene
- 2.14 Beth Greene
- 2.15 Michonne
- 2.16 The Governor
- 2.17 Tyreese Williams
- 2.18 Sasha Williams
- 2.19 Bob Stookey
- 2.20 Tara Chambler
- 2.21 Abraham Ford
- 2.22 Eugene Porter
- 2.23 Rosita Espinosa
- 2.24 Gareth
- 2.25 Gabriel Stokes
- 2.26 Aaron
- 2.27 Deanna Monroe
- 2.28 Jessie Anderson
- 2.29 Enid
- 2.30 Spencer Monroe
- 2.31 Dwight
- 2.32 Jesus
- 2.33 Gregory
- 2.34 Simon
- 2.35 Negan
- 2.36 Ezekiel
- 2.37 Jadis ("Anne")
- 3 Supporting characters
- 3.1 Atlanta survivors
- 3.2 Hershel's farm
- 3.3 Dave and Tony's group
- 3.4 Prison survivors
- 3.5 Woodbury survivors
- 3.6 Prison newcomers
- 3.7 Chambler Family
- 3.8 Martinez's group
- 3.9 The Claimers
- 3.10 Terminus
- 3.11 The Hunters
- 3.12 Grady Memorial Hospital
- 3.13 Alexandria Safe-Zone
- 3.14 The Wolves
- 3.15 Hilltop Colony
- 3.16 The Sanctuary
- 3.17 The Kingdom
- 3.18 Oceanside
- 3.19 The Scavengers
- 3.20 Miscellaneous survivors
- 4 Notes
- 5 References
- Steven Yeun is credited as a series regular for the first episode of season 7.
- Michael Cudlitz is credited as a series regular for the first episode of season 7.
- Khary Payton is credited as a series regular for the episodes he appeared in for season 7.
Rick Grimes, portrayed by Andrew Lincoln, is a former sheriff's deputy from a small Georgia town. He is often described as an everyman — smart, calm, just, and a good friend, husband and father, but with his own set of flaws. Rick is a natural leader even when he might doubt himself, but these doubts contribute to the ups and downs his character experiences throughout the series. His overwhelming need to do the right thing and protect those who can't protect themselves may pull him away from his family, causing tension within his marriage with Lori and his relationship with his son, Carl.
Acting as a sheriff's deputy, Rick was shot in the line of duty shortly before the events of the apocalypse began. He finds himself waking up from a coma to a deserted hospital, unbelievable carnage, and his family home deserted. He eventually makes his way to Atlanta and then to the survivors' camp where his family is taking shelter, and quickly becomes the leader of those survivors. In his quest to lead them to safety, his son Carl is shot in a hunting accident, which brings the group to the Greene farm. While he is still optimistic about the general goodwill of other survivors when the group arrives at the farm, he is shaken by the circumstances which force them to leave, becoming a much darker, warier version of himself. Focused on protecting his family, he leads the group to the prison and clears it for occupation. While there are threats and incidents at the prison, including the death of Rick's wife Lori and the delusions Rick's grief causes, Rick and his group transform it into a relatively safe and productive community until they are forced out permanently by the Governor and his forces. Rick subsequently travels with Carl, not knowing if the other survivors, including his daughter Judith, are alive or dead. After almost being killed for meat by the cannibalistic inhabitants of Terminus, Rick's group is reunited and begins to travel toward Washington, D.C.
Rick and his group are on the verge of starvation when they are invited to join the Alexandria Safe Zone, and Rick becomes the leader there following the death of Deanna Monroe. Just as he has begun to regain hope for a future for his friends and children, he and the Alexandrians are thrown into a lethal conflict with the Saviors. After losing two of his closest allies, Rick is at his lowest, but eventually accepts his responsibility to work with his new allies and make a plan to bring down the Saviors. During the war against the saviors, Rick's emotions return to destabilize after the loss of his legitimate son Carl Grimes.
Shane Walsh, portrayed by Jon Bernthal, is a former sheriff's deputy from a small Georgia town. He was Rick's partner in the sheriff's department and his best friend since high school. Until Rick's arrival, Shane led the group of Atlanta survivors. Shane harbors feelings for Lori, and after the start of the apocalypse, when Lori believes Rick is dead, Shane starts a sexual relationship with her. When Rick finds them, Shane relinquishes the leadership position to Rick, while trying to hide his resentment towards Rick and his relationship with Lori. During season two, Shane gradually becomes more unhinged and shows bouts of irrational violence and bloodlust after allowing another survivor to die in an act of self-preservation. Shane eventually lures Rick away from the group to kill him, but Rick kills him first. Shane's reanimation after being stabbed was the first concrete indication to the survivors that it didn't matter how someone died: they would still come back as a walker.
While Rick claims Lori's baby as his daughter, it is strongly implied that Judith is Shane's biological child. This is further supported when Rick specifically tells Michonne that he knows Judith isn't his, but still vows to protect her and treat her as if she was.
Lori Grimes, portrayed by Sarah Wayne Callies, is Rick's wife, and Carl and Judith's mother. Believing Rick to be dead, she begins a relationship with Shane, but is loyal to Rick once he returns, and she pushes Shane away from her and Carl, of whom she is fiercely protective. In the second season, she discovers she is pregnant, but is unsure who the father is. She attempts to comfort Shane so he will feel accepted in their group, but she is cautious about his reckless actions, and ultimately warns Rick that Shane is dangerous. At the same time, she is disturbed by her husband's gradual change in this more savage environment, and is shocked after learning he killed Shane. From their escape from the farm till their endeavor to take up residence at the prison, Lori becomes increasingly estranged from Rick and Carl, which she blames on herself. She becomes worried about her baby's survival, and when she goes into labor following a walker attack, Lori convinces Maggie to give her a C-section, despite the fact that it will prove fatal for her. Lori dies giving birth, and Carl is forced to shoot her to prevent reanimation.
Lori is later seen as reoccurring illusions for Rick during his group's stay at the prison.
Carl Grimes, portrayed by Chandler Riggs, is the son of Rick and Lori, and Judith's older brother. Confronted with the harsh realities of his new world, he quickly learns to defend himself and even rescues Rick from a reanimated Shane. In the prison, when his mother dies during childbirth, he shoots her in the head to prevent her from turning. The ease with which he shoots a member of The Governor's militia troubles Rick, leading him to give up his authority over the group and teaching Carl to farm, renouncing violence. When The Governor attacks for the final time, he and Carl are separated from the rest of the group. With Rick severely injured and unconscious, Carl reveals his anger towards his father for failing to protect the group and his mother. He raids neighboring houses for supplies, but is nearly overcome by a walker. He returns to the house and reveals he still depends on his father, and can't bear to bring himself to shoot Rick if he does turn. Rick eventually recovers and they are reunited with Michonne, but are driven from the house by the Claimers. They later meet the Claimers again on the road, where one of the members nearly rapes Carl. After overcoming them with Daryl's help, they travel to Terminus and are captured. After the band of survivors reunites at Terminus, Carl devotes himself to caring for Judith. When he arrives at Alexandria, he is initially awkward with the other teenagers, but befriends Enid, a girl who was outside for a long time also, they spend time together in the woods running from walkers. During the attack of the zombies on Alexandria, Carl gets shot in his right eye by a stray bullet shot by Ron. Carl is saved by Denise, but loses his eye and faces a long recovery, during which he grows darker and more fierce. Negan calls him a future "serial killer" in the season six finale, which could imply how seriously dangerous Carl may become. Carl, along with Glenn, Rosita, Daryl, Michonne, Abraham, Maggie, Rick, Sasha, Eugene and Aaron, are forced to kneel before Negan. In the season seven premiere, Negan begins to force Rick to cut Carl's arm off, but changes his mind once he sees Rick is broken. Carl later sneaks into the Sanctuary against his father's orders to try to kill Negan. While this proves unsuccessful, it does lead Negan to take an unlikely interest in Carl. Carl continues to work in and around Alexandria to try to defeat the Saviors, but begins to believe that Rick is wrong to want to completely destroy them, and wants to go back to welcoming other survivors and working together toward a better future. It is revealed in the season eight midseason finale that is trying to help a stranger named Siddiq and bring to Alexandria Safe-Zone, Carl has been bitten on the abdomen by a walker. He dies by shooting himself after.
In later episodes, it is revealed that Carl wrote letters to everyone he had connections to, including Negan. He asks for peace between the Alexandrians and the Saviors, which is quickly shut down by their respective leaders.
Morgan Jones, portrayed by Lennie James, is a survivor staying in Rick Grimes' hometown with his son, Duane. Initially, he suffers from the loss of his wife Jenny at the start of the apocalypse, unwilling to move on while her reanimated body roamed the town. He helps Rick recover after he wakes from his coma, and promises to contact him over radio as Rick continued towards Atlanta. Later, Morgan could not take action to prevent walker Jenny from biting Duane, and he becomes obsessed with clearing walkers from the town. Rick meets him again while scavenging for supplies, and asks him to join them, but Morgan refuses. After he accidentally burned down his home in a fit, Morgan takes to following Rick and eventually encounters a former prison psychologist named Eastman, who helps Morgan find inner peace through the use of aikido. This not only gives Morgan a new mode of self-defense, but also imparts a new dedication to respecting the value of human life. Morgan follows Rick's group from Terminus to Alexandria, where he finds their violent ways, particularly of Carol's, distressing and tries to help show them a better way to deal with the humans that want to harm them. After being asked to locate a missing Carol and becoming a part of the Kingdom, Morgan finally comes to the realization that you have to kill sometimes, and kills Richard in a rage. Morgan helps in the fight against the Saviors and Scavengers, but the violence and the familiar feeling of instability become too much for him, and he once again leaves to be on his own and leads him to Fear The Walking Dead.
Dale Horvath, portrayed by Jeffrey DeMunn, is an older man and former car salesman. His age, calm affect, worldly experience, and RV provide the nucleus around which the small community of survivors has formed. He is wise, and the respected elder of the group. He is also rather feisty and not afraid to speak his mind or call others out for mistakes in judgment. Dale manages to talk Andrea out of a suicide attempt by putting himself at risk, as well. Dale becomes wary of Shane, after witnessing that Shane contemplated assassinating Rick beforehand as well as guessing that Shane killed Otis while retrieving medical supplies for Carl. Dale becomes upset at the group when they decide to kill Randall to avoid any risks he might have posed and argues for sparing his life, leading to the execution being postponed. Dale is killed by a walker, who was accidentally lured by Carl earlier that day. Dale's death causes the group to reevaluate their unity and allow Randall to live.
Glenn Rhee, portrayed by Steven Yeun, is a former pizza delivery boy from Atlanta. He is keenly aware of the extreme danger of his missions on behalf of the group, but because of his loyalty to the group he is willing to take the risks. His knowledge of every shortcut in Atlanta proves extremely useful, and he is an excellent scavenger. Glenn thinks well on his feet and shows great compassion and humanity. He develops a passionate relationship with Maggie while living on the Greene farm and later marries her while they are living in the prison. He becomes more confident and displays more courage and ingenuity, as well as leadership qualities later. After being infected with the illness spreading in the prison, he recovers through Hershel and Bob's care. When The Governor attacks the prison, he is unable to find Maggie and goes on a search for her with Tara Chambler. The two encounter Abraham Ford, Eugene Porter and Rosita Espinosa, who plan to bring Eugene to Washington, D.C. to find a cure for the apocalypse. After reuniting with his wife, they journey on their mission to D.C., although Eugene eventually reveals he was a fraud hoping for protection. After his half-sister-in-law, Beth's death, he moves forward with plans to find a safe haven for the group and continues to comfort Maggie in her loss. Glenn continues to be the voice of reason after Beth's death, and moral support for the group. When they arrive at Alexandria, he is assigned to be one of the runners, and he and fellow runner Nicholas become rivals. After Nicholas causes the death of one of the other runners, their feud eventually culminates in Nicholas trying to shoot Glenn, and the two of them getting in a fight. Glenn is unable to kill Nicholas, and the two form a fragile peace. Glenn is seemingly killed when Nicholas commits suicide and the two fall into a horde of walkers, but he was able to use Nicholas's body as a shield and escape under a nearby dumpster. When he arrives back home, he learns that Maggie is expecting their first child. Glenn is part of the raid on the Savior outpost and is forced to kill his first living human, which he finds very difficult. When Maggie experiences complications in her pregnancy, Glenn is captured and, along with Rosita, Daryl, Michonne, Abraham, Maggie, Rick, Sasha, Carl, Eugene and Aaron, is forced to kneel before Negan as punishment for the raid. Negan's wrath lands on Abraham, and Daryl's reaction to Abraham's death causes Negan to additionally bludgeon Glenn to death. His remains are taken by Maggie and Sasha to the Hilltop, where he and Abraham are buried together.
Andrea, portrayed by Laurie Holden, is a former civil rights attorney who is extremely protective of her younger sister, Amy. Following Amy's death, she considers suicide, but decides to remain with the group. With the others, they find a farm owned by Hershel Greene. At the farm, she continued to confide and seek comfort in Dale, and gained survivalist skills through Shane. After escaping Hershel's overrun farm, she is rescued by Michonne and is brought by Merle to Woodbury, where she begins a romantic relationship with The Governor. She is eventually caught in the crossfire between Rick and The Governor, and attempts to mend relations, but later turns on The Governor after learning that he intends to attack the prison. She is captured by The Governor and left in a room with a dying Milton, who bites her before she is able to free herself. She is discovered by Michonne, Rick, and the others, and makes amends before taking her own life.
Merle Dixon, portrayed by Michael Rooker, is Daryl Dixon's older brother. A racist and misogynist, Merle grew up in an abusive household. His first meeting with Rick quickly escalates to conflict and Merle is subdued and handcuffed to a pipe, but the keys are lost. The group has to leave him there, but Rick leads a rescue party only to find that Merle has cut himself free and disappeared. Merle returns in "Walk with Me," alive, one-handed, and residing at Woodbury, a thriving settlement run by the malicious Governor, where Merle serves as his lieutenant and enforcer. He escapes Woodbury with Daryl, but struggles to integrate into the prison. He attempts to secure peace with The Governor by kidnapping Michonne, but relents and lets her go before returning to Woodbury and luring a pack of zombies to attack in an attempt to assassinate The Governor. He fails and is killed and left to reanimate. He is later discovered by Daryl, who kills him.
Carol Peletier, portrayed by Melissa McBride, is Sophia's protective mother and Ed's abused wife. Before the outbreak, she was a meek housewife, and in the beginning of the apocalypse she often depended on others for survival and appeared weak, despite showing compassion and kindness to others, particularly Daryl, and putting the good of the group ahead of her own needs. After Sophia's death, Carol gradually undergoes a transformation from a former victim of domestic abuse to a hardened and pragmatic warrior. She manages to survive under difficult circumstances, and soon begins sharing her survival tactics with others. Her story time program at the prison is revealed as a cover for teaching a group of young children self-defense and a weapons training course. When the father of two children, Lizzie and Mika, dies following a walker attack, she becomes their adoptive mother by the father's wishes. Carol begins taking bold risks in order to survive, especially during the epidemic that breaks out, killing the severely ill Karen and David mercifully to prevent any others from dying. After Tyreese's devastated reaction at losing Karen, Rick banishes Carol from the prison with a car and some supplies. When she sees smoke from the prison's destruction, she heads back and encounters Tyreese traveling with Lizzie, Mika, and Rick and Lori's infant daughter Judith. Carol is further hardened when she is forced to kill Lizzie, who has murdered her sister Mika to convince Carol and Tyreese that turning into a walker is just a change, not death. Carol eventually confesses Tyreese that she was responsible for Karen and David's deaths and Tyreese forgives her. With Judith, the two move towards Terminus only to discover its true nature. Carol successfully destroys Terminus and saves her friends. Rick asks her to rejoin the group and she accepts. She joins Daryl on a rescue mission for Beth in Atlanta, but Beth is killed, leaving Carol devastated. Carol arrives with the group at Alexandria and pretends to be a weak housewife so that the Alexandrians underestimate her, particularly so that she can steal guns from the armory. Young Sam Anderson takes a liking to her despite her efforts to get rid of him, and their odd friendship is what brings to light the abuse Sam, his mother, and his brother face at the hands of his father. Carol believes that the Alexandrians are weak and that they may need to take the settlement for themselves, but after reflecting on her views with Morgan, Carol realizes she had killed about twenty-five people since the beginning of the apocalypse and becomes distraught. She leaves Alexandria and, along with Morgan, discovers the Kingdom. At the Kingdom she is able to receive medical treatment from multiple gunshot wounds. After learning of the deaths of Glenn and Abraham, Carol joins the fight against the Saviors.
Daryl Dixon, portrayed by Norman Reedus, is Merle's younger brother. A Southern redneck with a tough background, Daryl is a survivalist and member of the Atlanta band, who quickly becomes one of Rick's closest confidantes and a leader within the group, a role he is not entirely comfortable with. He develops a close relationship with Carol Peletier in the second season after spending a large amount of time searching for her missing daughter Sophia. Following Shane's death, Daryl becomes Rick's right-hand man. After the fall of the prison, he escapes with Beth, who is later kidnapped while he fights off a group of walkers. He joins a nomadic group (the Claimers) before turning on them to save Rick, Carl, and Michonne. In season five, he goes with Carol to Atlanta in an attempt to rescue Beth, but is forced to return with Noah when Carol is also taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. He returns with the group to break Beth and Carol out and is clearly devastated at Beth's death. He becomes more distant. Once the group arrives at Alexandria, Daryl has a hard time acclimating but befriends recruiter Aaron and eventually becomes a recruiter himself. Daryl and Aaron later discover Morgan in the woods and bring him to Alexandria. After an enormous herd of walkers is discovered near Alexandria, Daryl's role is to drive them away along with Sasha and Abraham. Daryl is driven away from Sasha and Abraham and has a small encounter with three strangers; Dwight, Sherry, and Tina. He is captured by them, who believe him to be a Savior. After Tina is killed, Dwight and Sherry steal Daryl's crossbow and motorcycle. Daryl is later found attempting to rescue Glenn and Michonne, who have been captured by Saviors. He is caught by Dwight, and shot near the shoulder. Daryl, along with Glenn, Rosita, Michonne, Abraham, Maggie, Rick, Sasha, Carl, Aaron, and Eugene are forced to kneel before Negan. Daryl is one of the members of the group forced to kneel for Negan during his infamous "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe" speech. After the death of Abraham at Negans hands, Daryl becomes outraged when Negan forces a terrified Rosita to look at the remains of Abraham on his bat, Lucille. Daryl lashes out at Negan in retaliation and punches him. Much to Daryl's horror, this causes Negan to further punish the group, responding to this outburst by killing Glenn. Negan takes Daryl back to the Sanctuary as prisoner, where he is tortured physically and psychologically in attempts to convince Daryl to join the Saviors. In "Hearts Still Beating," Sherry helps Daryl escape from the Sanctuary. He is hidden among the allied groups to avoid being caught, and is an integral part of the All Out War against the Saviors.
Daryl Dixon is a television show only character, as he is not in the comics. His role was specifically created for his actor.
Maggie Greene, portrayed by Lauren Cohan, is Hershel's daughter and Beth's elder half-sister. A tomboy at heart, she scavenges supplies from the local town. She develops strong feelings for Glenn, impressed by his bravery and loyalty to the group. After the fall of the farm, she settles 8 months later at the prison with the rest of the group. She and Glenn are later captured and interrogated by Merle and The Governor, who forces her to undress and threatens her with rape to intimidate Glenn into giving up information. After a rescue mission, she continues to be proactive in defending the prison during The Governor's attacks, killing several snipers and soldiers to protect the prison survivors. She soon marries Glenn. When Glenn is infected by the deadly influenza virus that has spread across the prison and her father risks exposure by caring for the sick, she is angry and frustrated but is able to help when she rushes in to rescue her father and husband from the reanimated infected that overrun the quarantine zone. The Governor returns to the prison and Maggie witnesses her father's execution in horror. She defends the prison against The Governor's militia before escaping the overrun compound with Sasha and Bob, unsure if Glenn and her sister are alive or not. Deciding that Glenn is alive, Maggie searches for and finds him, and joins the mission to D.C. for a cure. She receives news that her sister is still alive, only to be left heartbroken once she arrives too late to meet her, as Beth has just died. Maggie becomes depressed after her sister's death, but begins to recover before the group arrived at Alexandria. Once in Alexandria, Maggie acts as Deanna's assistant. She tries to persuade Deanna not to exile Rick and also prevents Sasha from killing Gabriel. Maggie later discovers she is pregnant and worries with the possibility of Glenn's death. When they reunite, she joins the group to go to the Hilltop Colony where she negotiates a deal with Gregory for half of their supplies. When Rick initiates a plan to take out the Saviors, Maggie and Carol are captured by a female group of Saviors and Maggie is forced to kill them, as well as some others, to protect herself and the baby. She forms a maternal bond with Enid. When Enid gives Maggie a haircut, she collapses on the floor in pain and she is taken with a group to reach the Hilltop to see a doctor. Maggie, along with Glenn, Rosita, Daryl, Michonne, Abraham, Rick, Sasha, Carl, Eugene and Aaron, is forced to kneel before Negan before they can reach the Hilltop. Maggie is forced to watch as Negan kills Glenn as punishment for Daryl's strike. A devastated Maggie tells Rick to prepare to fight Negan as she attempts to collect Glenn's body. Glenn's death ultimately helps Maggie grow stronger. Maggie moves to the Hilltop for medical treatment along with Sasha and Enid, and eventually takes leadership over Gregory. At the end of the All Out War arc, Maggie is secretly plotting behind Rick's back alongside Daryl and Jesus to kill Negan (who is spared by Rick earlier) in the future.
Hershel Greene, portrayed by Scott Wilson, is a veterinarian and farmer, who is also a religious man and former alcoholic. He allows Rick and his group to remain at the farm while Carl recuperates after being shot, but hides from them that he is keeping walkers in his barn, merely believing them to be sick and not dead. When Shane opens the barn and the group kills everyone inside, his worldview is shattered, but he develops a close friendship with Rick and often acts as a voice of wisdom. When the group attempts to clear the prison, he is bitten and Rick cuts off his leg to prevent him from turning into a walker. Hershel becomes a member of the leading council of the prison and counsels the group to work to rebuild a society which can forgive the past wrongs of its members. When the prison becomes infected with the flu, he works as a medic and provides natural remedies to help ease the symptoms of his patients until a cure can be found. He is later taken hostage by The Governor, but is proud to hear Rick offer forgiveness and coexistence to The Governor and his group. The Governor refuses and executes Hershel before attacking the prison.
Beth Greene, portrayed by Emily Kinney, is Hershel's younger daughter and Maggie's younger half-sister. She sinks into a deep depression after watching her mother, half-brother, and neighbors, who had become walkers and were being housed in her father's barn, get shot by Rick's group, and unsuccessfully attempts suicide. She recovers and survives the fall of the farm before traveling with the group to the prison. She is often seen helping take care of Judith. When the prison becomes infected with the flu, she is put in charge of isolating the group's children to protect them from the deadly virus. She witnesses her father's death at the hands of The Governor and escapes the fall of the prison with Daryl. When they become separated during a walker attack, she is kidnapped. She reappears in season five at Grady Memorial Hospital, where she wakes up and discovers that she is being held in the hospital by a group of corrupt police officers. She regularly tries to fight against their strict regime, killing one officer and helping another patient, Noah, escape, but she is kept alive by the officer in charge, Dawn Lerner. As a result of an exchange plan negotiated by Rick to rescue Beth, she is returned to Rick's group, but Rick refuses to let Lerner take back Noah. Beth stabs Dawn with hidden scissors, but Dawn's instinctive reflexes cause her to fire a single bullet through Beth's head, killing her instantly and unexpectedly.
Michonne, portrayed by Danai Gurira, is a resourceful and self-sufficient katana-wielding survivor. Her past, revealed slowly over the series, shows she had survived the initial apocalypse with her three-year-old son Andre, her boyfriend Mike, and their friend Terry. Mike, Terry, and Andre had been attacked by walkers while she was on a supply run, and she blamed Andre's death on Mike and Terry. She used the reanimated Mike and Terry walkers as a means to disguise her scent among walker hordes. She saves Andrea after the group ran off from Hershel's farm, and becomes her friend. When they are brought to Woodbury, Michonne is highly distrustful of The Governor and leaves the community to warn Andrea's friends after witnessing Glenn and Maggie being captured. When Rick's group attacks Woodbury, Michonne joins in and gets in a fight with The Governor, destroying one of his eyes. Michonne becomes a pivot in the conflict between Rick's group and The Governor. Later, when Rick's group is forced to flee the prison after The Governor's attack, Michonne meets up with Rick and Carl, and the three become closer. As the story progresses, Michonne becomes the voice of reason for Rick, reminding him not to take risks. By the time the group has worked their way to Alexandria, Rick and Michonne have started a relationship with each other. Michonne is attacked by a member of the Scavengers and is almost killed.
The Governor (real name, Phillip Blake), portrayed by David Morrissey, is the leader of the fortified town of Woodbury. He is a charismatic man, who is nevertheless power-mad and willing to kill anyone to secure the supplies needed to strengthen the town. When Merle rescues Andrea and Michonne, he quickly develops a romantic relationship with Andrea, but Michonne remains skeptical. When she leaves, he orders Merle to track her and kill her, but she escapes. Merle instead returns with Glenn and Maggie, who are tortured. When Rick leads a rescue party, Michonne steals away to kill The Governor only to find a room full of heads in fish tanks and his reanimated daughter, who she kills. This enrages The Governor and in the ensuing fight he loses his eye. He resolves to take the prison using walkers as a weapon and eventually leading a militia. When they are routed, he murders most of the militia before being abandoned by his remaining lieutenants. He wanders alone before meeting Lilly and Tara using the pseudonym "Brian Heriot." He eventually meets up with a larger group and takes it over, murdering its leader and blaming the prison group. He takes Hershel and Michonne hostage and leads his new group to attack the prison, demanding that Rick and his group abandon the prison. He refuses a gesture of cohabitation before murdering Hershel and triggering a battle. Rick and The Governor brawl, with The Governor gaining the upper hand before being impaled by Michonne, and shot and killed by Lilly.
Tyreese Williams, portrayed by Chad L. Coleman, is the leader of a group from Jacksonville, Florida, which includes his sister Sasha as well as Allen's family. After unsuccessfully trying to seek refuge at the prison due to Rick's hallucinations, Tyreese and the others find their way to Woodbury. Tyreese and Sasha become guards at Woodbury's walls, but he becomes wary of The Governor's intentions. When the assault on the prison is declared, Tyreese and Sasha stay behind to protect the innocent civilians. Eventually, Rick's group return to reveal The Governor massacred his entire army, except for lone survivor, Karen. Six months later, Karen and Tyreese form a relationship at the prison and he becomes proactive in supply runs with Daryl, Michonne, Bob, and Sasha. During the flu epidemic that breaks out at the prison, Karen is secretly killed and burned by Carol to prevent the disease from spreading. Furious, he commands Rick to investigate the murders, and attacks Daryl and Rick out of frustration. He helps find medicine for the sick inmates before The Governor returns when their numbers are down. Tyreese fights The Governor's militia along with Rick's group and manages to escape with Rick's infant daughter, Judith, and Lizzie and Mika. They encounter Carol on the road, but Tyreese is unaware of her responsibility for Karen's death. Lizzie's psychotic behavior becomes a threat to Tyreese, Carol, and Judith when she murders her sister, forcing Carol to put her down. Carol then admits to killing Karen to prevent people from dying. Tyreese forgives her, but remains haunted by the situation at the grove where they stayed. Soon, he appears psychologically and emotionally damaged, refusing to kill and trying to teach others about mercy. After reuniting with the group, Sasha is alarmed by his behavior, but seeks his comfort in her own loss. After proposing a mission to save Beth that fails when Beth is killed, the group goes to Noah's home town of Richmond, Virginia for possible sanctuary. Tyreese, however, is bitten in one of the overrun homes, and accepts his fate while hallucinating previously deceased group members, making the choice to let go of his guilt for their losses. The group tries to save him by amputating his arm, but he dies anyway.
Sasha Williams, portrayed by Sonequa Martin-Green, is a former firefighter from Jacksonville, Florida. She travels to Georgia with a group run by her older brother, Tyreese, in search of a safe haven. After passing on the prison, Sasha, her brother Tyreese, Allen, and Ben are welcomed into Woodbury where she protects the walls as a guard. She proves to be a great shot, much better than Tyreese, and decides to stay behind with the people of Woodbury at the walls to protect them instead of joining their army's attack on the prison. They let Rick's group in after Karen explains The Governor's onslaught on his men. Sasha, along with Tyreese, Karen, and other citizens of Woodbury, is taken in by the prison group. At the prison, she is appointed to the prison council, and participates as co-leader on the majority of the supply runs that the prison organizes. She becomes infected by a deadly virus circulating the prison and is forced into quarantine. Hershel keeps her safe in a locked cell block when some infected reanimate as walkers. She is treated by Bob, one of the new prison inhabitants, who gives her medicine. She participates in the battle between her group and The Governor, and escapes the prison with Bob and Maggie. The three later discover the inhabitants in the prison bus have died and reanimated, and Sasha helps put down her undead former comrades. She eventually starts a romantic relationship with Bob, and she is devastated when he dies. This leads her to become a colder, more hardened individual, and her reclusiveness and recklessness only increase when Tyreese dies. Once at Alexandria she becomes a lookout and at one point disappears for a day, hunting walkers in the woods, before Michonne and Rosita find her and convince her to come home. She seeks help from Gabriel, who denies her, and she attempts to beat him but is stopped by Maggie. Sasha begins a romantic relationship with Abraham. Sasha, along with Glenn, Rosita, Daryl, Michonne, Abraham, Maggie, Rick, Carl, Eugene and Aaron, is forced to kneel before Negan. Sasha moves to the Hilltop with Maggie and Enid after Abraham's death as Maggie's protector. Sasha and Rosita decide they are tired of waiting for Rick to attack the Saviors and decide to go themselves. After their plans are compromised, Sasha locks Rosita out of the Sanctuary, saving Rosita's life. Sasha is captured by Negan and put in a cell. When she asks him, Eugene gives Sasha the cyanide tablet he had made so she can determine her own fate. Sasha is put in a casket to travel back to Alexandria as a trade, but she poisons herself on the way there. When Negan opens the casket to prove to Rick she is still safe, a zombified Sasha emerges and tries to attack Negan, leading to the All Out War between the groups. Maggie and Jesus find zombified Sasha and put her down.
Bob Stookey, portrayed by Lawrence Gilliard Jr., is a former army medic. He joins the prison community a week before the fourth season opener, "30 Days Without an Accident," when Daryl found him surviving on his own. Bob maintains a confident face to prove his worth to the group, but struggles with alcoholism and his troubled past. When a deadly influenza virus affects the prison inhabitants, Bob joins Daryl's group to retrieve medicine at a college. Bob then talks to Daryl about being the last survivor of two different groups, and admits responsibility for the death of another member of their group during a supply run when his temptation for alcohol resulted in an attack by walkers, although he is quickly forgiven by Daryl. At the college, Bob retrieves a bottle of alcohol, which is later discovered by Daryl, who loses trust in Bob. When they return to the prison, Bob creates vaccinations to help cure the infected. Bob participates in the battle against The Governor. He is injured but he manages to escape the prison with Sasha and Maggie. After being treated by Sasha, he joins them in their quest to find the prison bus. The three discover the inhabitants in the prison bus have died and reanimated, and Bob helps to put them down. He eventually starts a romantic relationship with Sasha. Later, after the group reunites and escapes Terminus, he joins Rick, Michonne, Sasha, and Father Stokes on a supply run into the nearest town's food bank in "Strangers." It is eventually revealed that, during a scuffle between Bob and a walker beneath the sewage water in the food bank's basement, he sustained a bite to his right shoulder, but kept it a secret from everyone else. Later that night, he leaves the church to put himself down, only to be kidnapped by the Hunters. Though he is initially horrified that they are eating his leg, he laughs and taunts them, saying that he is "tainted meat." In response, the Hunters savagely beat him and leave him outside the church, where he is found by the group. He dies the next morning, after the group has already killed the Hunters, and Tyreese stabs him in the head to put him down.
Tara Chambler, portrayed by Alanna Masterson, is a former police academy student, who holes up in an apartment complex with her remaining family — her sister Lilly, her dying father David, and her niece Meghan. They welcome The Governor into their apartment and Tara comes to trust him and follows him as he leads them to join a larger group after her father's death. As he leads an attack on the prison, she refuses to fight when confronted with The Governor's true nature. Glenn discovers a catatonic Tara in the aftermath of the battle, having lost her sister (who killed The Governor out of vengeance), her niece, and her girlfriend Alisha. She agrees to stay with him until he finds Maggie. They later meet Abraham Ford, Dr. Eugene Porter, and Rosita Espinosa, who are on a mission to find a cure for the virus in Washington, D.C. She travels with them and they eventually find Maggie, Bob and Sasha before finding Terminus and being captured and imprisoned by cannibals. The group escapes as the compound is overrun and Tara is formally accepted as a member of the group by Rick, who tells her that he knows she didn't want to be a part of the assault. She accompanies group members to D.C. and develops a strong friendship with Eugene, giving him a chance to prove himself and be accepted like she was. Upon discovering his mission was a lie, she is silent, but later explains to Eugene that he needs to pull his weight within the group. The band of survivors regroup and head to Noah's community in Virginia, suffering several losses in the process before being recruited to a safe zone outside of D.C. called Alexandria. Tara, Noah, and Glenn become supply runners. During one run, Tara is severely injured and knocked unconscious as Noah is killed. Tara later wakes up in a medical room as Rosita watches over her. She soon begins a relationship with Denise Cloyd, the local doctor for Alexandria. She is part of Rick's plan to kill the Saviors at the outpost. After this, she joins Heath on a two-week supply run. While she is gone, Denise is killed by Dwight. Tara and Heath are separated after Tara falls off of a bridge. An unconscious Tara is discovered by the Oceanside community; Tara is able to escape Oceanside but promises she wouldn't tell anyone of their whereabouts. She eventually breaks this promise when Negan takes Alexandria's guns. Tara leads Rick, Daryl, Carl, Michonne, Aaron, Gabriel, Jesus, Enid, Tobin, Eric, Scott, & Francine to Oceanside to take their guns. When Rosita brings Dwight back to Alexandria, Tara repeatedly tells Daryl to kill him. When Daryl doesn't know that Tara is seemingly angry at him.
Sergeant Abraham Ford, portrayed by Michael Cudlitz, is a survivor and former member of the military. Before meeting Eugene, he had a family, who ran away after seeing him kill a group that threatened their safety. After his family was killed, Abraham attempted suicide, but Eugene arrived at the same moment, stopping him from doing so. His mission has become attempting to deliver Eugene to Washington, D.C., believing he has the answer to the cause and cure of the zombie plague. Upon discovering that Eugene was lying, he nearly beats Eugene to death. His actions cause friction with the others, but he remains with the group nonetheless. He becomes part of Alexandria's construction crew and upon Tobin's recommendation becomes their leader after saving Francine from walkers. Abraham's friendship with Eugene is later repaired after intervention from Rosita. He had been in a relationship with Rosita while they traveled with Eugene, Glenn and Tara, but he ended it at Alexandria. He takes a liking to Sasha from being on some runs with her as a partner, and they become lovers. Abraham, along with Glenn, Rosita, Daryl, Michonne, Maggie, Rick, Sasha, Carl, Eugene and Aaron, is forced to kneel before Negan. After Negan plays "Eeny, meeny, miny, moe" with the group, he lands on Abraham, who flashes Sasha a peace sign before accepting his death at Negan's hands.
Dr. Eugene Porter, portrayed by Josh McDermitt, is a survivor of the apocalypse and a member of Abraham Ford's survivor group and later a minor antagonist after he unwillingly begins working for the Saviors. He comes across as timid and socially awkward. Initially when encountered by Rick's group, he appears to be a scientist that knows of a cure to the outbreak located in Washington, D.C., with Abraham and Rosita assisting him. Later, Eugene is forced to reveal that he lied to Abraham to gain his protection back when they first met, leading Abraham to punch him unconscious and creating a rift in their friendship. When the group makes it to Alexandria, Eugene assists the community with his technical knowledge to repair their solar power system. This helps to boost his confidence to learn how to defend himself, reconcile his friendship with Abraham, and help the community find a way to make more bullets. When Negan discovers that Eugene makes bullets, Eugene is taken to work for the Saviors. Although Eugene accepts the offer to become one of the Saviors, he still helps Sasha kill herself but lies about it to Negan. He is an important player for the Saviors in the All Out War arc, but is tormented with conflicting loyalties, especially after he discovers that Dwight is playing both sides.
Rosita Espinosa, portrayed by Christian Serratos, is a survivor of the apocalypse and a member of Abraham Ford's survivor group, with whom she is in a relationship. When their truck breaks down on the way to D.C. she and the others journey with Glenn and Tara towards Terminus, ultimately leading to her capture there. She escapes with the group and goes with them from Georgia to Alexandria, forming a close relationship with fellow survivors Glenn Rhee and Tara Chambler before becoming fully accepted into their group. Upon arriving at Alexandria, Rosita is made a medical assistant. Along with Michonne, she tries to bring Sasha back to Alexandria after she goes missing, and takes close care of Tara after her injury while simultaneously trying to mend Abraham's and Eugene's friendship. She is with Tara when she wakes up in the season five finale. In "Not Tomorrow Yet," Rosita is heartbroken after Abraham breaks up with her. She then begins a relationship with Spencer. Rosita, along with Glenn, Daryl, Michonne, Abraham, Maggie, Rick, Sasha, Carl, Eugene and Aaron, is forced to kneel before Negan. Furious about Abraham and Glenn's death, Rosita has Eugene make her a bullet to kill Negan. Negan kills Spencer which triggers Rosita to shoot at him, but she hits Lucille. She is tackled by Arat, who scars her face. Rosita becomes increasingly angry with the Saviors. She finds Sasha at Hilltop and the two go on a mission to the Sanctuary to kill Negan. During their run, Rosita reveals to Sasha that she learned everything she knows from everyone she met after the apocalypse. Later, when breaking into the Sanctuary, Eugene refuses her help and will not join them and escape. Sasha locks Rosita out of the Sanctuary, telling her that is isn't her time to die. Rosita then runs into Dwight, who she brings back to Alexandria. During the battle at Alexandria, Rosita is shot and is rushed to the infirmary by Tara.
Gareth, portrayed by Andrew J. West, is the leader of a supposed safe zone, Terminus, which he runs along with his younger brother, Alex, and his mother, Mary. He explains that Terminus initially was a safe and welcoming place, a sanctuary for all who wanted to come in, before a group of marauders took over and began ruthlessly beating and raping the other survivors. Gareth and his family had to take Terminus back by force, and decided that from then on, they would run Terminus in a similarly brutal manner by capturing, killing, and eating all those who were lured in by the various signs posted in the area. Just before Gareth and his butchers can kill Rick, Daryl, Glenn, and Bob, Carol begins her siege on Terminus by blowing up the propane tank outside, blasting open the fences and allowing the walkers to flow in. Though Terminus is destroyed and a majority of the survivors, including Alex and Mary, are killed, Gareth manages to survive and escape, along with five others, and become known as The Hunters. Later the Hunters kidnap Bob and eat one of his legs, but when he reveals that he is infected, they savagely beat him and leave him outside Father Stokes's church, where Rick's group has taken residence. They then attempt to lead a siege against the church in "Four Walls and a Roof," only to be outsmarted and overpowered by Rick, Abraham, Michonne, Glenn, Maggie and Tara. Although Gareth initially pleads for his life, Rick refuses and kills him with a red-handled machete.
Gabriel Stokes, portrayed by Seth Gilliam, is a priest at a small parish church outside Atlanta. He is an extremely nervous man, who is not used to the hazards of the outside world, having been mostly sheltered inside his church after the outbreak began, living off of stored food from the nearby town's food drive. He also struggles with how his religious beliefs fit within this new world. He is introduced when Rick's group rescues him from walkers while he was out foraging, and he offers them shelter in his church. Rick discovers Gabriel had locked his congregation out of the church at the start of the outbreak, an action he remains remorseful for. He joins Rick's group as the church is overrun, though detests the use of violence. When they arrive at the relative safety of Alexandria, he attempts to convince Deanna that Rick's group is Satan in disguise, but eventually apologizes to all for sowing seeds of distrust. He becomes a useful member of Alexandria, both a man of the cloth as well as a protector on the community's walls. Tamiel from the Scavengers kidnaps Gabriel. Rick, Michonne, Rosita, Tara, and Aaron find Gabriel with the Scavengers, which leads to the Alexandrians' deal to exchange guns for an alliance. This alliance proves unfaithful, and Gabriel is involved in the war against the Saviors. As he tries to help save Gregory during the attack on the Sanctuary, Gabriel ends up sheltering in the same storage room where Negan himself is hiding. Though Negan helps him escape from the walker horde, Gabriel becomes a prisoner of the Saviors, and contracts a deadly infection that requires medical attention.
Aaron, portrayed by Ross Marquand, is a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe Zone community, and generally has a cheerful, outgoing personality. Prior to formally meeting Rick's group of survivors, he followed them around to evaluate them as candidates for membership in Alexandria, and eventually extends an invitation to Rick. The group, after some deliberation, accepts. Once the group is accustomed to Alexandria, Aaron invites Daryl to help assist him in recruiting other survivors. During once such excursion, Aaron and Daryl are lured into a walker trap set up by the Wolves. Morgan helps them to escape, though Aaron loses his kit of recruiting materials. Later, when the Wolves launch a full-out attack on Alexandria, Aaron finds that they had used his recruiting materials to locate Alexandria and plan the attack, causing him to feel guilty over the deaths of several Alexandrians. His guilt inspires him to take part in more of the fighting that follows, which leads to conflict with his husband, Eric, who worries for his safety. Aaron, along with Glenn, Daryl, Michonne, Abraham, Maggie, Rick, Sasha, Carl, Eugene and Rosita, is forced to kneel before Negan, and watches in horror as Negan brutally murders Abraham and Glenn. He helps Rick carry back Abraham and Glenn's bodies after their deaths. He and Eric make amends and both fight against the Saviors, which leads to Eric's death.
Deanna Monroe, portrayed by Tovah Feldshuh, is a former Congresswoman and the leader of the Alexandria Safe Zone. She is based on the character of Douglas Monroe from the comic books. When Rick's group arrives in Alexandria, she interviews each member and records their testimonies, believing that the tapes would be important artifacts when Alexandria rekindled civilization. Deanna is very good at reading people, and she eventually finds an ideal job for each of them to contribute in the community. Deanna is the mother of Aiden and Spencer and wife to Reg. She had to deal with the loss of her son, Aiden, who died on a run for supplies and later Reg, who was accidentally killed by Pete, their medical adviser, and these losses change her views on how Alexandria has to be run. She wanted to expand Alexandria wider and gave her plans to Rick. When the herd of walkers break into Alexandria in "Start to Finish" she is bitten, and she tells Michonne she will kill herself when the time is right. Due to Carl and Ron fighting, the walkers end up invading the house they were in, and Deanna sends them away without her. Once the walkers reach upstairs, instead of killing herself she takes out several walkers before being consumed. She is later put down by Spencer and Michonne, then buried in the woods outside Alexandria.
Jessie Anderson, portrayed by Alexandra Breckenridge, is an Alexandria resident, married to Pete and mother of Ron and Sam. She mentions to Rick she is a former stylist and gives him a haircut, where it is apparent the two have romantic chemistry. It comes to light that Jessie is abused by Pete and Rick intervenes, which leads to a fight between the two men. After Rick executes Pete for killing Reg, Jessie decides to step up in the community and learns to shoot. When the Wolves attack, Jessie is tackled by one of their women and stabs her repeatedly. She then tries to convince the other Alexandrians that they can be brave and accept the harsh realities outside the walls, and begins a relationship with Rick. When the herd breaks into Alexandria, her son Sam panics during the escape attempt and is devoured in front of her. In shock, Jessie freezes and the walkers begin to rip at her, but she is still gripping tightly onto Carl's hand. Rick is forced to chop her hand off so she doesn't pull Carl into the herd with her. She and her sons are buried together in Alexandria once the herd is destroyed.
Enid, portrayed by Katelyn Nacon, is an Alexandria resident. She is first introduced to Carl sitting on a bed with a book while Ron and Mikey show Carl their video games. She often sneaks out of the safe zone. Eventually, Carl follows her out, but she sneaks back in away from him. Ron explains to Carl that she arrived alone and that it took her a while to speak to the other kids. Carl continues to follow her outside, which she quickly realizes. Despite her uneasiness with him stalking her, she lets him accompany her as she keeps up the survival skills she used to travel before she arrived in Alexandria. Carl also seems to have developed a crush on Enid, but appears too timid to pursue it, given his resistance to even hold her hand for more than one second. Enid finally tells Carl that she is the last survivor of her family; they were attacked and only she came out safe, traveling alone until she came across Alexandria. She helps Maggie during her pregnancy and wanted to go on the trip to the Hilltop Colony, but Carl traps her in a cupboard in fear of losing her. After learning of the deaths of Glenn and Abraham, Enid travels to the Hilltop with Carl. She and Carl share their first kiss and Enid begs Carl to not travel to the Sanctuary, but he doesn't give in. When at the Oceanside, Enid asks Carl what it's like to kill somebody, anticipating she will have to do it soon. In the Season 7 finale, Enid arrives at Alexandria with Maggie, Jesus, and the other Hilltop residents to join the battle against the Scavengers and the Saviors. In Season 8, Enid joins the others from Alexandria, Hilltop, and the Kingdom at the first assault on the Saviors at the Sanctuary. She accompanys Maggie back to Hilltop afterward. After Aaron arrives at the Hilltop with news of Eric's death, he decides they need to convince the Oceanside to join the fight against the Saviors. Enid convinces Aaron to let her go with him on the mission. Before entering Oceanside, Enid tells Aaron they need to bring them something they can use, and she finds a truck full of alcohol. They arrive at night so they decide to sleep in the car and meet with Natania and Cyndie in the morning. While they are sleeping they hear a noise and they get out of the car to investigate. Aaron is then attacked by Natania, but Enid shoots and kills her before she stabs him. Cyndie and the other women of Oceanside take Aaron and Enid prisoner. Cyndie decides to execute the two, but Enid talks her out of it and Cyndie lets them leave, but warns them to never come back. Aaron and Enid leave Oceanside. Aaron tells Enid he needs to stay and try to convince Cyndie to join the fight but she should leave and get back to Maggie and the Hilltop. Enid reluctantly leaves. After Enid returns to Hilltop, Daryl, Rosita, Tara, and the other Alexandrian's tell Enid, Maggie, Carol, and Morgan of Carl's death. Enid collapses in tears and Maggie holds her. Enid is with Michonne, Maggie, and Rosita when they meet Georgie for the first time. Enid, still angry about the Carl's death, argues with Michonne about what they should do with Georgie. Enid wants to take their stuff and kick the newcomer out. Michonne takes her gun and tells her to step back. In the finale of Season 8, Enid stays with Tara at the Hilltop to protect it if the Saviors attack. When Saviors do show up at Hilltop, Enid carries Judith to safety outside the walls. Aaron and the Oceanside show up and help defend the Hilltop.
Spencer Monroe, portrayed by Austin Nichols, is the son of Deanna and Reg, and the older brother of Aiden. He is distrustful of the Rick and his group even after his parents accept them and shows disregard for the society's regulations, especially when it comes to firearm possession and food rationing. He becomes a sniper in the bell tower with Sasha, in whom he takes an interest. When the herd came upon Alexandria, he almost died attempting to climb across a wire to reach a car and lead the herd of walkers away. Saving him almost cost Tara's life. After the events of the herd attack, he sneaks out of Alexandria to go put down his reanimated mother. Michonne follows him and then allows him to do what he wanted. In "Twice as Far," he awakens from sleeping with Rosita. He later asks her for a date, which she reluctantly agrees to. Spencer blames Rick for the deaths of Abraham and Glenn and even challenges Rick once after his return, but it wasn't received constructively. He tried to prove himself to the Saviors by going out alone to collect supplies, but when he reveals to Negan his desire to overthrow Rick, Negan notices how cowardly Spencer truly is. Negan doubts that Spencer has any "guts" and slashes him across the stomach, allowing his intestines to spill out before he dies, in front of the whole community. He is left to reanimate and Rick puts him down.
Dwight, portrayed by Austin Amelio, is a ruthless but reluctant member of the Saviors who forms a hostile rivalry with Daryl. He first appears in "Always Accountable" with his wife Sherry and his sister-in-law Tina. The three of them come across Daryl in the woods and take him captive, mistaking him for a Savior coming to bring them back. Although Daryl offers to help them, they steal his motorcycle and crossbow and go back to the Sanctuary. Dwight appears later with half of his face melted and attempts to kill Daryl, but ends up shooting Denise in the eye with Daryl's crossbow. Dwight and his crew have Eugene hostage, but Eugene creates a distraction by biting Dwight in the testicles, allowing Abraham to begin firing on them. Dwight and his men retreat. After Denise's death, Daryl goes out to hunt for Dwight for vengeance. Michonne, Rosita, and Glenn follow him to lead him back, but Rosita agrees with him that they should bring down Dwight. Michonne and Glenn head back but are captured by Dwight's men. Rosita and Daryl are also found by Dwight, who then shoots Daryl. Dwight stands forward when they ambush Rick's group, taking an interest in Daryl's gear, especially his vest, motorcycle, and crossbow. After Negan takes Daryl captive, Dwight uses Daryl's motorcycle to get around. Dwight is sent to convince a renegade Savior to return to the fold, but he refuses. Dwight shoots him out of desperation. It is revealed the burn mark on his face came from Negan. After their failed escape attempt Sherry became one of Negan's wives to save them both, but Dwight and Sherry were caught illicitly seeing each other, which is punishable by a red hot iron to the face. Rosita comes across Dwight and brings him to Alexandria, where he is confronted by Daryl, Rick, Tara, Michonne, and Jesus. He tells them that he wants to join them as a double agent to take down Negan. Tara wants Daryl to kill him for killing Denise, but the Alexandrians decide they need Dwight as an ally. Dwight continues to honor their new alliance as the All Out War begins, sending secret messages and internally sabotaging the Savior's plans. He is eventually found out by Negan, yet is kept alive for Negan's unknown purposes.
Paul "Jesus" Rovia, portrayed by Tom Payne, is a friend of Rick's group and a member of the Hilltop Colony. He first met Daryl and Rick while they were on a run and stole their truck full of food. Then he fought with Daryl and Rick, who knocked him unconscious and brought him to Alexandria instead of leaving him to die. Jesus introduces them to the Hilltop in order for the two communities to become trading partners, and assists them in rescuing Craig and taking out one of the Saviors' outposts. When Maggie and Sasha make it to the Hilltop after Glenn and Abraham are killed, he is very welcoming; he constantly tries to convince Gregory of their usefulness. After the Saviors come to collect supplies, Gregory tells Jesus to follow them and find their location. He sneaks into the back of one of their supply trucks where he finds that Carl had the same idea. After infiltrating the Sanctuary, he runs into a freshly-escaped Daryl and helps him get to the Hilltop to reunite with Rick and Alexandrians.
Gregory, portrayed by Xander Berkeley, is the leader of the Hilltop Colony. He accepted the deal from the Saviors and later tried to break that deal with Rick's help. He was stabbed by Ethan under Negan's orders but he survived. He is seen by everyone as a great coward. Reluctantly, he ends up taking in Sasha and Maggie after Negan's ambush. He never calls Maggie by the correct name and scoffs at the idea that Maggie and Sasha could be useful. He almost gave up their hiding space to Simon in "Go Getters," but Jesus, not trusting him to honor their agreement, had moved the women elsewhere. In "Rock in the Road," Gregory refuses to assist Rick in the oncoming fight against the Saviors and is greatly criticized by the combined communities. He is visiting the Sanctuary to prove his loyalty when the combined Alexandrian forces attack and only narrowly escapes when Gabriel stops to help him. When he gets back to the Hilltop, Maggie throws him in the pen with the Savior hostages. Gregory later becomes a messenger between Dwight and the Hilltop, warning the later of Negan's next plan. This plan turns out to be faked, as Negan knew Dwight had betrayed the Saviors and that Gregory was his messenger.
Simon (also known as Lead Savior in his first appearance), portrayed by Steven Ogg, is a psychopath high-ranking member of the Saviors who serves as Negan's right-hand man. He is first encountered in the season six finale as a roadblock to Rick's group. He talks to Rick, musing on how that day is someone's "last day on earth." He reappears at the end of the episode and announces to Rick's group that this is their destination. He has Dwight get Daryl, Glenn, Michonne and Rosita out of the truck, and later calls for Negan to face the fearful Alexandrians, which brings the Alexandrians under Negan's rule. Simon is the deputy in charge of relations with the Hilltop Colony and comes to remind Gregory of their agreement and how important it is for the Hilltop to keep up its end of the bargain. In the end of the seventh season Simon accompanies Negan to intimidate the Alexandrians without realizing that the community allied with Hilltop and the Kingdom. This battle is a hard blow to the Saviors, who then flee. Simon is one of Negan's deputies during the upcoming war with the allied survivors. In the episode "How It's Gotta Be", Simon tries to capture Maggie without knowing of the surprise that this one will take. When The Scavengers form an alliance with Rick, Simon goes to The Scavengers and kills them all except for Jadis, making it clear that he is opposed to Negan's order, creating a rift with the leader of the Saviors. Simon believes that the rebellion of Alexandria, The Kingdom and Hilltop are a potential threat to them since their choice is to seek other communities to subjugate but Negan does not agree as his order is to maintain a balance without causing too much collateral damage. When Negan decides to attack Hilltop using weapons tainted with walker blood to leave a "warning", Rick notices Negan's car and attacks the leader of the Saviors, isolating him from the others. The Saviors, including Simon and Dwight, believed that Negan was dead, and Simon immediately proclaims himself as the new leader of The Saviors. Upon Negan's return, Simon plans a coup with Dwight and other members of the Savior's. Dwight betrays Simon and Negan walks in on their meeting. Simon challenges Negan to a fight for control of the Savior's which Negan accepts, and wins, strangling Simon to death and turns into the walker. After the defeat of Negan, it is presumed that Simon is no longer seen since his zombified body is no longer chained to the fence of the Sanctuary after peace is declared between the saviors and the militia, possibly Laura or some savior with its zombification.
Negan, portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, is a totalitarian and manipulative dictator who made his first appearance in the season six finale. He is the psychopathic and merciless leader of a vast organization of hostile survivors called the Saviors that he rules with tyranny. His group coerces other survivors to give the Saviors their possessions and supplies by the threat of force and intimidation. When Rick's group attempt to take Maggie to the Hilltop Colony for medical assistance, the Saviors capture them all. Negan demands that Alexandria will turn over half its supplies to him from now on, and reinforces his mandate by beating to a bloody pulp Abraham and Glenn with his barbed wire-studded baseball bat, Lucille. Negan finds his way to Alexandria, where he meets the rest of the group and, as promised, takes half of all of their supplies, furniture, and weapons. At the Sanctuary, one of his standard punishments is using a hot iron to melt the face of anyone who sleeps with any of his wives, which is how Dwight's face became scarred. When Carl sneaks into the Sanctuary and guns down Negan's men, he takes Carl and shows him around before trying to intimidate him by making him sing a song and reveal his empty eye socket. He then returns to Alexandria with Carl to wait for Rick. In the meantime, he is taken on a tour and enjoys a meal with Carl, Olivia, and Judith. Before Rick returns, Spencer tries to ingratiate himself with Negan by offering him a drink and playing pool with him. However, when Spencer reveals his desire for Rick to be deposed, Negan suggests that he "has no guts" for not killing Rick himself and just taking over. He then guts Spencer and Rosita to attempts to shoot him. Rosita misses and shoots Lucille instead. Furious not only at Lucille's marring but also at the presence of a bullet in Alexandria, Negan demands that Rosita tell him who made it. When Rosita refuses, Negan tells one of his soldiers to pick someone to shoot; she turns and shoots Olivia through the head. Eugene confesses to manufacturing the bullets and Negan orders him to be taken. Negan leaves when Rick gets back, stating that he helped him and cleared up his mess. After Sasha is captured, Negan takes her as a show of goodwill to the Alexandrians even though he has allied with the Scavengers to double-cross them. He is taken by surprise to see that Rick formed alliances with the Kingdom and Hilltop and the communities had formed a militia. Their arrivals force Negan and his henchmen to retreat. In the season eight premiere Rick and his soldiers go to the Sanctuary to tell Negan that they will not submit to his tyranny and that, if the Saviors will cease their terror, they can all continue in peace. Negan rejects Rick's offer and fighting begins. In the episode "The Big Scary U", he confesses to Gabriel the past of his deceased wife Lucille and his inability to put her down after her reanimation. In the season finale, "Wrath", Rick's group shows up to challenge the Saviors. Negan orders his men to open fire, but discovers that Eugene has tampered with their weapons, rendering them helpless. Rick's group kills several of Negan's men, while Rick and Negan have a final battle that ends with Rick cutting Negan's throat open. Rick saves Negan's life, however, as he believes it is what Carl would want. They take Negan back to Alexandria, where Rick and Michonne inform him that they will imprison him for the rest of his life.
King Ezekiel, portrayed by Khary Payton, is the leader of a community known as the Kingdom. A former actor and zookeeper, Ezekiel created his persona as a king alongside a pet Bengal tiger he rescued from the zoo, Shiva . When Carol is taken to the Kingdom, she and Ezekiel form a tentative friendship. When the Saviors escalate their harassment of the Kingdom, Ezekiel begins to realize that their relatively peaceful lifestyle cannot continue and accepts the invitations of Jesus, Morgan, and Rick to band together and fight the Saviors. He maintains his kingly persona as he leads his troops into the battle where they kill a large number of Saviors and believe themselves to be victorious. Not long afterward, they come into the line of fire of Savior snipers who kill all of Ezekiel's fighters except for Jerry and Carol and wound Ezekiel himself. As they try to escape the compound, Shiva finds them threatened by walkers and sacrifices herself to save Ezekiel. Only then does his facade break down. When he returns to the Kingdom, devastated, he retreats to his rooms and will see no one. He only reappears when the Saviors come to remove everyone from the Sanctuary, sacrificing himself as a distraction so his people could escape and padlocking the gates so the Saviors could not overrun their home.
Jadis, (or known as "Anne"), is portrayed by Pollyanna McIntosh, is the oddly-spoken and enigmatic leader of the Scavengers. She is calm and collected, but also very cunning and sly. Her group kidnapped Gabriel and then ambushed Rick's team as they searched for him. When asked by Rick to join forces to defeat the Saviors, Jadis is reluctant but takes it into consideration after being told that they could gain more supplies. Jadis tells Rick he needs to prove his worth and she pushes him down a trash heap into a pit of trash and metal. After watching Rick kill a heavily armored walker, she tells him that she and her people will help him, but that they need a lot of guns. When Rick's group delivers 63 guns to her, she tells him that it is not enough, claiming they need nearly twice as many guns. Rick and Jadis renegotiate and agree that he will keep 20 of the guns while he searches for more. He finds the needed guns at Oceanside, seemingly clinching the Scavengers' support. The day of the battle, she crudely propositions Rick upon arrival at Alexandria. Together, the Scavengers and the Alexandrians wire up bombs at the gates ready for the enemy. When the explosion fails as Negan and his men wait by the gates, Jadis pulls a gun on Rick and the Scavengers follow suit with the rest of the Alexandrians. She reveals that she told Negan of Rick's plan and was offered a "better deal" by the Saviors. When the Saviors get distracted by the re-animated Sasha, Rick attempts to make another deal with her, but Jadis refuses and shoots him in the abdomen; she pushes him off the platform. During the battle, she flees with her group through smoke bombs. After the war between the Saviors and the banded survivors has begun, Rick again attempts to get Jadis on his side. She imprisons him in a shipping container, only releasing him to fight with another armed walker. He decapitates the walker and disarms her men, giving her new terms which she appears to accept. In the episode "The Key", Jadis captures Negan at gunpoint, in trying to take justice for the death of his camp at the hands of Simon. Jadis seeing the sincerity of Negan she decides to let him go. In the season finale, "Wrath", Jadis tells Morgan that he can call her "Anne". Morgan comes to the junkyard and tells her she can go anywhere she wants now that Negan has been defeated, so she leaves, but he stays in her place.
- Amy, portrayed by Emma Bell, is Andrea's younger sister. When the dead begin to rise, Amy and Andrea joined the survivor group existing on the outer limits of the overrun city of Atlanta. She decided to stay at the camp whilst Andrea was still in Atlanta. She and her sister spent most of the time fishing for the group. In "Vatos," the night before her birthday, Amy is bitten by a walker in the opening stages of a walker swarm's attack on the exposed camp and dies in Andrea's arms. Andrea is distraught after Amy's death and wants to stay in the CDC and die, but Dale convinces Andrea not to.
- Theodore "T-Dog" Douglas, portrayed by IronE Singleton, is a muscular and well-intentioned man, who becomes extremely loyal to Rick. He is part of the group Rick meets in the Atlanta department store, and after Rick subdues Merle he accidentally drops the key to the handcuffs down a drainpipe leaving Merle trapped on the rooftop. T-Dog, Glenn, Rick, and Daryl go back to save Merle, but find them he cut his own hand off to free himself. T-Dog later cuts himself on an abandoned car on the highway and develops blood poisoning. He travels with the group to Hershel's farm and survives its destruction before traveling to the prison. He helps clear the prison but is bitten while securing the gate. He later sacrifices himself to save Carol during a walker attack.
- Jacqui, portrayed by Jeryl Prescott Sales, is a member of the Atlanta survivors. She is aware that Carol's husband physically abused her and confronted him about it; she also helped Jim to die peacefully. She accompanies the band to the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control. At first, she believes the CDC will have a cure and save them, and she despairs with the rest of the group when they learn that there is no cure. She elects to remain behind with Dr. Jenner when the CDC self-destructs, holding his hand when the building explodes.
- Jim, portrayed by Andrew Rothenberg, was a member of the Atlanta survivor group. He is the only left survivor of his family and believed that everyone else is going to die as he tried to dig up graves. During a walker attack on the group, Jim is bitten but says nothing until Jacqui finds out. Jim suffers the effects of the infection for days before asking to be abandoned on the road to the CDC in order to rejoin his family.
- The Morales Family, portrayed by Juan Pareja, Viviana Chavez, Maddie Lomax and Noah Lomax, consists of the husband (Juan Pareja), who goes by his last name, his wife Miranda (Viviana Chavez), and their two young children, Eliza (Maddie Lomax) and Louis (Noah Lomax). After the survivors decide to go to the CDC, the Morales' decide to try their luck locating relatives in Birmingham, Alabama. Their fate was unknown for many years until in season 8's "The Damned" when Rick encounters the husband in a Savior outpost where he has become a high-ranking Savior lieutenant. Morales reveals that his family never reached Birmingham and he went insane after losing his wife and children before joining the Saviors. During the standoff between Rick and Morales in "Monsters," Morales is killed by Daryl Dixon with a crossbow bolt to the head despite Rick's attempts to stop him. The death of Morales and his family leaves Rick, Daryl and Carol as the only surviving members of the Atlanta camp.
- Ed Peletier, portrayed by Adam Minarovich, is Carol's husband and Sophia's father. He is lazy, abusive, mean-spirited and sexist. After Ed slaps his wife in front of other survivors, Shane beats Ed badly, threatening to kill him the next time he sees Ed lay his hands on his family or anyone else again. Due to his injuries, Ed remains in his tent and becomes the first victim of a subsequent walker attack, when he unknowingly opens the tent to a walker outside (see "Vatos").
- Sophia Peletier, portrayed by Madison Lintz, is Carol and Ed Peletier's 12-year-old daughter. Sophia and her mother are shown to be closer to the Grimes family after Ed is killed by a walker, and both Sophia and her mother become more outspoken and happy following Ed's demise. In the season two premiere, walkers chase Sophia into the woods, and she becomes detached from the group. The group searches for her, but in "Pretty Much Dead Already," it is revealed that Sophia became a walker and was being kept in Hershel's barn. Rick remorsefully shoots her, and she is buried at the farm.
- Otis, portrayed by Pruitt Taylor Vince, is Hershel Greene's ranch hand and Patricia's husband. In the season two premiere, he accidentally shoots and wounds Carl while hunting deer, and Otis leads Rick and Shane to Hershel's farm to get help. Guilt-ridden over Carl's wounding, he volunteers to go with Shane to the local high school to get the medical supplies needed to save Carl's life. Both Otis and Shane are injured while fleeing a large herd of walkers. When they run low on ammunition and seem in danger of being overtaken, Shane shoots Otis in the leg, leaving him to be devoured so that Shane can escape.
- Jimmy, portrayed by James Allen McCune, is Beth's 17-year-old boyfriend, who resides at the Greene farm. He is shown to be eager to have a gun and attempts to get one from Rick without Hershel's permission. He successfully rescues Rick and Carl from the barn when walkers overrun the farm, but is killed and devoured slowly when walkers overrun the RV ("Beside the Dying Fire").
- Patricia, portrayed by Jane McNeill, is a middle-aged woman, who resides at the Greene farm along with her husband Otis. She has some limited medical skills, suggesting she was Hershel's veterinary technician, as she can administer I.V.'s, stitch superficial wounds, and prepare for surgeries, though not perform them herself. She is a quiet, but helpful individual, and is shown to be greatly concerned with Otis' well-being. Patricia is deeply distraught over Otis' death. After his funeral, she befriends Lori and Carol, though she exhibits depressed behavior. She is killed by walkers ("Beside the Dying Fire") while attempting to escape the farm. Patricia is one of the names Carl suggests for Judith.
Dave and Tony's group
- Randall Culver, portrayed by Michael Zegen, is a young member of Dave and Tony's group. He attended the same high school as Maggie Greene and recently lost his mother (presumably when the apocalypse broke out). When he impales his leg on a fence, Rick, Glenn, and Hershel rescue him, despite his having shot at them ("Nebraska"). When they realize Randall's group may be dangerous, Rick and Shane disagree about whether to keep him alive or kill him. Shane ultimately brings Randall out into the woods and snaps his neck. Glenn and Daryl later discover Randall as a walker, and Glenn impales him through the head with a machete.
- Dave and Tony, portrayed by Michael Raymond-James and Aaron Munoz, are from Pennsylvania and are with a group of 30 armed men. They encounter Rick, Hershel, and Glenn in a bar ("Nebraska"). During a conversation, Dave mentions that Tony went "to college" for two years. Tony then walks over to a corner and urinates on the floor. After Rick refuses them safe harbor at the farm, Dave reaches for his handgun, giving away an ambush. After Rick kills Dave in self-defense, he spins around and shoots Tony in the right shoulder and stomach, before Tony can fire the shotgun he has raised. As Tony slumps against the wall, Rick kills him by shooting him in the head. Rick then takes Tony's shotgun and some shells from his pocket, while Glenn takes Dave's handgun. Rick, Hershel, and Glenn leave Dave and Tony's corpses in the bar when they flee the town.
- Nate, portrayed by Phillip DeVona, is a member of Dave and Tony's group, who waits outside the bar in his car during the shootout. As walkers approach and Sean is killed, Nate drives off, leaving Randall behind.
- Sean, portrayed by Keedar Whittle, is a survivor from Dave and Tony's group. During the shootout, Hershel shoots him in the chest. He survives, only to be devoured by walkers attracted by the sounds of gunshots.
Five inmates in the prison survived the apocalypse, locked up in the canteen for ten months. Until released from the canteen by Rick's group, they were unaware of the walker plague that wiped out a large percentage of the population. Rick tells them they can live in a separate cell block. Although two of them ultimately join Rick's group, they all eventually die.
- Andrew, portrayed by Markice Moore, is a character from the comics; he is an inmate-survivor at the prison and Tomas' right-hand man. When Rick kills Tomas, Andrew attacks Rick, after which Andrew flees and ends up in a courtyard, surrounded by walkers, where Rick locks him in. However, Andrew was shown ("Killer Within") to have survived, and he attempts to sabotage the prison, which leads to the deaths of Lori and T-Dog. Andrew eventually gets into a confrontation with Rick, successfully disarming him. Andrew orders Oscar to shoot Rick, but Oscar instead shoots Andrew dead.
- Axel, portrayed by Lew Temple, a character from the comics, Axel is an inmate-survivor at the prison, who was jailed for armed robbery. He initially leads others to believe he was in for a narcotics conviction. He appears to be much kinder than his fellow inmates and tends to calm things down. After Tomas' attempt at killing Rick, he and Oscar are accused of collaborating with Tomas and Andrew to kill Rick and his group. After Rick's group dispatches with Tomas and Andrew, Rick's group holds Axel and Oscar at gunpoint. After Axel begs for mercy and pleads that he and Oscar were not in on Tomas' plan, Rick decides to spare him and Oscar and allow them to live in another cellblock. Axel later pleads with Rick to let him and Oscar join Rick's group, but his request is denied. After helping the group clear out walkers that Andrew induced to invade the prison, Axel and Oscar are finally accepted into the group. Axel becomes close friends with Carol; as he amuses her with tales about his previous life, he is unexpectedly shot in the head by The Governor, in the opening volley of The Governor's attack on the prison. Carol uses Axel's body as a shield from the assault. In a later episode, Daryl tells Andrea that everybody liked Axel and he was part of the group. Axel was the last surviving prison inmate.
- Big Tiny, portrayed by Theodus Crane, is a large inmate-survivor in the prison. He is the muscle of the group, but appears to be gentler and more reasonable than some other group members (such as Tomas and Andrew). While clearing out the cellblock, he disobeys Rick's admonition to stick together, and a walker scratches his shoulder blade. While trying to convince the others the scratch has no effect on him, Tomas unexpectedly and brutally smashes his head repeatedly with a blunt instrument, killing him, much to the others' horror.
- Oscar, portrayed by Vincent M. Ward, is an inmate-survivor at the prison, who was jailed for breaking and entering. He refuses to beg for his life after being accused of associating with Tomas and tells Rick he can shoot him and Axel if he wants. Rick spares Oscar and allows him and Axel to move to a separate cell block. After being denied entry into Rick's group, and before Andrew induces a walker invasion, Oscar decides to leave the prison. He gains Rick's trust after shooting Andrew, who was trying to kill Rick, and then giving Rick the gun. Oscar soon becomes a vital member of the group and demonstrates proficiency in killing walkers, as well as a fondness for bedroom slippers. During the rescue mission to save Glenn and Maggie, Oscar is shot and killed by a Woodbury soldier, while helping Maggie over the blockade wall.
- Tomas, portrayed by Nick Gomez, is the leader of the five inmate-survivors at the prison and is feared by the others. He is the only prisoner, who appears to be violent and hostile towards the new group; he claims the prison belongs to him and orders Rick's group to leave. He and Rick eventually strike an agreement that Rick's group will help them clear another cell block to live in, in exchange for half of the pantry's stores of food. Tomas first proves he is untrustworthy when he later tries, unsuccessfully, to renege on that deal. While clearing out walkers, Tomas violently kills Big Tiny after Tiny is injured by a walker, and Tomas shows no remorse. Tomas then makes two attempts on Rick's life, forcing Rick to kill him.
Woodbury is a town in Georgia, of which a few streets have been walled off to keep the town operating. It is led by Philip Blake, who has adopted the nickname "The Governor" from the townspeople. Woodbury had a population of close to eighty people at the time of Andrea and Michonne's arrival, but due to various factors (such as the prison group's attack on the town and The Governor's slaughter of nearly his entire army), the population dwindles dramatically throughout season three. Robert Kirkman later confirmed that any and all Woodbury characters, who were not brought to the prison are deceased. The remaining population of Woodbury at the Prison Community dwindles further throughout season four as a result of the spreading of the flu. As of the episode "Inmates," nearly every resident of Woodbury is confirmed to be deceased, as the bus is apparently overwhelmed and everyone on board becomes zombified (and later put down by Maggie Greene, Bob Stookey, and Sasha). It has been confirmed that any other Woodbury resident (except Jeanette) not seen dying either on the bus or at the prison is deceased nonetheless. Thus, the entire population of Woodbury is confirmed to be dead.
- Crowley, portrayed by Arthur Bridgers, is one of The Governor's enforcers. In "Hounded," after Michonne leaves Woodbury, Merle leads a team to track her down and kill her, and Michonne decapitates him. Merle then has Gargulio put Crowley down before he turns.
- Gargulio, portrayed by Dave Davis, is a new soldier to the Woodbury army, tasked with participating with Merle's posse to track down and kill Michonne after she leaves Woodbury. Merle forces Gargulio to shoot Crowley in the head, to prevent him from reanimating. Merle shoots Gargulio dead for disagreeing with Merle's plan to give up on finding Michonne, but to tell The Governor they killed her.
- Haley, portrayed by Alexa Nikolas. is one of The Governor's enforcers tasked with protecting Woodbury's wall. She teaches Andrea how to use a bow and arrows, and tells Andrea she had to kill her father and brother when they turned. She gets angry when Andrea crosses the wall (breaking The Governor's rules) and at Andrea's delight in killing a "biter." Maggie shoots and kills Haley when Maggie and Rick storm Woodbury to save the Dixon brothers.
- Karen, portrayed by Melissa Ponzio, is one of The Governor's enforcers tasked with protecting Woodbury's wall. She is seen trying to leave Woodbury when conditions worsen, and she becomes angry when Noah is forced to join Woodbury's army. She is among The Governor's soldiers, who attack and fail to take over the prison. When the army rebels against returning to the prison, The Governor shoots all of them, except his top henchmen (Martinez and Shumpert), and Karen, who hides under a body and survives. She is found hiding in a truck by Rick, Michonne, and Daryl, and is among the Woodbury citizens, who are taken to the prison. By the time season four begins, she has started a relationship with Tyreese. When an influenza outbreak spreads throughout the prison, Karen begins to get sick and is quarantined until she gets better. However, Carol kills Karen and burns her body in an attempt to keep the virus from spreading.
- Caesar Martinez, portrayed by Jose Pablo Cantillo. is one of The Governor's enforcers; he becomes The Governor's most trusted enforcer after Merle defects. Martinez is a sharpshooter, who favors a baseball bat; he is also shown wearing a baseball jersey bearing the number 23. He reveals to Daryl that walkers killed his wife and children when the apocalypse began. Merle, who acts as Martinez's sparring partner in Woodbury's gladiator-style tournaments, refers to him both as "Brownie" and as "Bro" in the same conversation because Merle was a redneck and junkie ("Say the Word"). Martinez assists in all of The Governor's attacks against the prison, although he is shocked when The Governor massacres his own army ("Welcome to the Tombs"). Because Martinez and Shumpert didn't disobey him in that episode, The Governor spares them, and together, the three depart. In "Live Bait," which reveals what occurred to the trio after The Governor slaughtered the Woodbury army, Martinez puts down a walker, who approaches The Governor and seems to have fallen into in an indifferent stupor. The next morning, The Governor awakens to find Martinez and Shumpert have abandoned him to fend for himself. Martinez and The Governor reunite when Martinez finds him in the pit trap. As revealed in "Dead Weight," Martinez has established himself as the leader of his group, with seconds-in-commands Pete and Mitch Dolgen. Martinez is comforted by The Governor's having apparently changed his ways (evidenced by his having started over with a new family). While playing golf with The Governor, Martinez reveals that Shumpert had died and admits to his worries about keeping the group safe. After Martinez proposes sharing leadership with him, The Governor strikes him down and feeds him to a pit of walkers.
- Noah, portrayed by Parker Wierling, is one of The Governor's enforcers; he is an adolescent, who has severe asthma. The Governor enrolls Noah in his army despite his youth and infirmity. Karen and Andrea try to stop this from happening, but fail. It is not made clear whether or not Noah is among The Governor's army that attacks the prison. In an interview with MTV, Melissa Ponzio (Karen) confirmed that Noah is not Karen's son (as some viewers believed) and that The Governor killed him off-screen.
- Paul, portrayed by E. Roger Mitchell, is one of The Governor's enforcers tasked with protecting the wall. He tries to break out of Woodbury when conditions worsen. He is among The Governor's men, who attack the prison and retreat when Rick's group overwhelms them. The Governor shoots and kills Paul when Paul protests against returning to attack the prison.
- Shumpert (also known as "The Bowman"), portrayed by Travis Love, is one of The Governor's enforcers. Like Daryl, his weapon of choice is a crossbow (hence, some fans who don't know his name sometimes refer to Shumpert as "The Bowman" or "Bowman"), although (also like Daryl) he is a marksman. Shumpert participates in The Governor's attacks on the prison. When the second attack ends in failure, and the army decides not to return to the prison, The Governor guns down the Woodbury soldiers, sparing only his allies Shumpert and Martinez, although the two are visibly stunned by the slaughter. The three then drive off together. Shumpert and Martinez make camp with The Governor, then abandon him and form a group of their own. When The Governor joins Martinez's group, Martinez discloses to him that Shumpert had become depressed and reckless following the massacre, and was bitten by a walker, forcing Martinez to put him down.
- Tim, portrayed by Lawrence Kao, is one of The Governor's enforcers. Despite Tim's youth, The Governor had trained him to kill both the undead and the living. He also rakes The Governor's lawn and referees Woodbury's gladiator tournament. In "Hounded," after Michonne leaves Woodbury, Merle leads a team to find her. However, she gets the drop on them and fatally stabs Tim in the chest. Merle later prevents Tim from becoming a walker by stabbing him in the brain.
- Jody, portrayed by Tanner Holland, is one of the Woodbury citizens, who participate in the attack on the prison, but are defeated. He however is not killed by The Governor in the shootout. Jody gets separated from everyone else and instead finds Carl, Hershel, Beth, and Judith. Carl shoots him dead after Jody moves towards them and tries to hand them his weapon after he was told to drop it.
- Penny Blake, portrayed by Kylie Szymanski, is The Governor's zombified daughter, whom he has kept locked in a closet in his house. He feeds her fresh meat and tenderly grooms her. Michonne finds her in a cage and lets her out, but is shocked when pulling the bag off Penny's head reveals she is a walker. The Governor pleads with Michonne not to harm Penny, but Michonne kills her anyway, thus sending The Governor into a rage.
- Eileen, portrayed by Meaghan Caddy, is a Woodbury resident, who is pregnant. She has her baby sometime before the events of "Welcome to the Tombs."
- Mr. Jacobson, portrayed by Randy Woods, is a Woodbury resident often seen around the town. Following the disbanding of Woodbury, he and the other remaining Woodbury residents are taken by Rick's group on a bus to the prison. About seven months afterward, an influenza outbreak sweeps through the prison community, and Mr. Jacobson becomes infected. He loses his battle with the flu and is put down in private by Glenn after reanimating (so as to not dishearten the other sick community residents in quarantine).
- Jeanette, portrayed by Sherry Richards, is a newcomer to the prison community, who was brought there along with the other remaining residents of Woodbury. Carol brings her with the other sick residents of the community to Cell Block A to be quarantined. Jeanette insists that she is not sick and her allergies are only acting up, but Carol does not believe her, and makes her enter anyway. She is probably treated when Daryl's group returns with medicine. Jeanette is among the prison inhabitants, who escape the prison on the bus when The Governor attacks the compound. As of the episode "Too Far Gone," Jeanette is the only named Woodbury character, who is confirmed alive. Quite possibly Jeanette died on the bus after the attack walkers. However, when Maggie, Sasha and Bob come across the bus, Jeanette is not seen as a zombie or corpse.
- Milton Mamet, portrayed by Dallas Roberts, is a scientist, who serves as one of The Governor's right-hand men. He knew Phillip Blake before Phillip became "The Governor," and thus had a long-term relationship with him. Although Milton has allied himself with The Governor, he seems to disagree with The Governor's violent and unethical methods. He studies the decapitated bodies of Michonne's pair of walkers and researches the possibility of appealing to Michael Coleman's humanity, after Coleman dies and reanimates. Milton later helps Andrea escape to go try to make peace with Rick, and accompanies The Governor to the peace meeting with Rick. He expresses misgivings about The Governor's methods when he learns The Governor plans to kill everyone at the prison except for Michonne. He later tells Andrea to escape and, it is implied, he burns the captured walkers The Governor planned to use against the prison group. The Governor realizes that Milton revealed his plan to Andrea, and this causes a rift in Milton and The Governor's relationship. When Milton challenges The Governor to give up the war and forego avenging Michonne's vanquishing of zombified Penny, The Governor restrains and badly beats Milton for his betrayal. He then tasks Milton to kill Andrea, but Milton instead attacks The Governor, who then stabs Milton, mortally wounding him. The Governor locks Milton in the torture chamber with Andrea, deciding to let the reanimated Milton eat her. However, Milton attempts to assist Andrea by planting a pair of pliers within her reach with which to free herself and stab the zombified Milton in the head. Andrea fails to free herself in time, and a zombified Milton bites her before she puts him down. Rick's group later finds his body with a bitten, but alive, Andrea.
- Ms. McLeod, portrayed by Lucie O'Ferrall, is an elderly Woodbury resident, who is too arthritic to join The Governor's army. She is seen getting off the bus at the prison and is not seen after "Welcome to the Tombs." Ms. McLeod is seen running down the stairs in "Infected." She is quarantined in death row and gets killed when the sick people start to reanimate as walkers.
- Rowan, portrayed by Lindsay Abernathy, is a Woodbury resident, who guides newcomers Andrea and Michonne around the town after they've recovered from being on the road, and she defends The Governor's enforcers when Andrea complains about seeing a walker "strung up like a Christmas ornament." Rowan is shown to have a sexual relationship with The Governor. She gets killed when Rick and Maggie attack Woodbury at the arena.
- Dr. Stevens, portrayed by Donzaleigh Abernathy, is Woodbury's physician. She cares for Andrea, Michonne, and Welles after The Governor has brought them in, for the Woodbury victims injured in the battle with Rick's group, and for The Governor after his fight with Michonne.
After The Governor executes most of the able-bodied Woodbury residents, who had been members of his army, only the children and elderly townspeople remain at Woodbury (under the watchful eye of Tyreese and Sasha). After Andrea's suicide due to being bitten, Rick and his group return to the prison with the remaining Woodbury survivors (including Tyreese, Sasha, Karen, Eryn, Jeanette, and Ms. McLeod), swelling the prison's population from the original ten to around 30. Six to seven months afterwards, numerous other survivors have joined the prison community, from various locations and backgrounds. Some of those people are Ryan Samuels, Mika Samuels, Patrick, Zach, Lizzie Samuels, Luke, Owen, Molly, Julio, and Charlie. The compound is initially peaceful and thriving, until a flu epidemic spreads throughout the community and infects numerous residents, killing many of those stricken. However, when the scouting group returns with medicine, the issue is resolved. Shortly afterwards, The Governor returns with a militia and executes the captive Hershel, igniting a firefight between the two groups. This battle leads to the fall of the prison community after The Governor tears down the fences. As a result of the flu and The Governor's assault, the numbers dwindle significantly. The escaping newcomers are found dead on the public transport bus for the prison, while five other newcomers remain alive. Lizzie and Mika are later killed, as well as Bob and lastly Tyreese. Sasha is only prison newcomer still alive.
- David, portrayed by Brandon Carroll, is a newcomer to the prison community, who Karen in "Infected" says is from "the Decatur group." In "30 Days Without an Accident," he is seen alongside Karen, killing walkers behind the prison fence. In "Infected," David falls ill during the flu outbreak at the prison and is quarantined along with others (such as Karen) in Cell Block A. The next morning, Tyreese discovers that at some point David and Karen were killed by an unknown individual and their bodies dragged out to the courtyard and burned. It is later revealed that it was Carol, who killed them in order to prevent the disease from spreading further and to put them out of their misery. Tyreese later buries David and Karen next to one another.
- Julio, portrayed by Santiago Cirlio, is a newcomer to the prison community and a mechanic. He falls ill and is placed in quarantine in Cell Block A. Twice he observes the chaos in Cell Block A as Hershel attempts to deal with it. He attempts to escape the prison on the bus, but he is killed right behind Glenn and Maggie, when The Governor's militia attacks the prison.
- Luke, portrayed by Luke Donaldson, is a young resident of the prison community and is seen attending Carol's storytime sessions (which are later revealed to be covert self-defense classes for the children). Daryl saves him from an advancing walker during the breach on Cell Block D. When The Governor attacks the prison, he escapes with the children and Tyreese. Beth and Daryl later discover bodies being eaten. They assume it's Luke and Molly's by seeing Luke's shoe next to the pile, though they could be alive.
- Molly, portrayed by Kennedy Brice, is a young survivor, who joins the prison community. She attends Carol's storytime session, which is a covert lesson on self-defense for the children. Karen saves Molly during the walker breach in Cell Block D. When The Governor attacks the prison, Molly escapes with the children and Tyreese. Beth and Daryl later discover two bodies being devoured by a group of walkers, assuming it is Luke and Molly's by seeing Luke's shoe, though they could be alive.
- Patrick, portrayed by Vincent Martella, is a new arrival in the prison community. He is around Carl's age and is one of his close friends. Patrick asks to be excused during Carol's storytime session, on the grounds that he is suddenly not feeling well. He dies abruptly later that night and reanimates. A reanimated Patrick bites a sleeping survivor in his cell, which causes the latter to reanimate and ultimately brings about a full-scale attack on Cell Block D. Daryl puts Patrick down once the attack subsides. Patrick is responsible for the deaths of Greg, Eryn, Owen, Ryan, Mr. Jacobson, Ms. McLeod and many others of whom he got sick.
- Lizzie Samuels, portrayed by Brighton Sharbino, is Ryan's daughter and Mika's sister. She was first seen with other children naming zombies, and later at storytime. During the outbreak her father is bitten, and before dying he asks Carol to look after his daughters. Lizzie expresses intentions to stab his corpse in the head to prevent renanimation, but is emotionally unable to. Carol later tells her she is weak and needs to toughen up. Lizzie later gets the flu and is forced into quarantine. Carol is disturbed by Lizzie's apparently personal connection with walkers. When some infected residents succumb to the virus and reanimate, Lizzie rescues Glenn from a walker by leading it away. After being treated with medicine, she plays with Glenn's blood. When The Governor attacks the prison, she convinces the other children to help in the battle. She and Mika rescue Tyreese from two of The Governor's soldiers, after which she escapes with the children and Tyreese. Lizzie, Mika, Tyreese, and Judith get separated from Molly and Luke. Lizzie also is very sure Sasha is dead. She also shows a disliking towards Tyreese. After Lizzie kills Mika, Carol and Tyreese realize that she is too psychotic to be kept around & had to be executed in order for Judith to be safe, so Carol leads her out to the fields to look at the flowers, and as Lizzie tried to apologize for having threatened Carol and Tyreese, Carol executed her.
- Mika Samuels, portrayed by Kyla Kenedy, is Ryan's daughter and Lizzie's sister. She is seen naming the walkers and later at storytime. She loses her father during the outbreak and tries to calm Lizzie when Lizzie panics after being unable to stab her bitten father's corpse in the head to prevent reanimation. She and Lizzie become the adoptive daughters of Carol Peletier, as per their father's last wish. When The Governor attacks the prison, Mika and Lizzie rescue Tyreese from two soldiers. She escapes with the children and Tyreese. It is revealed that Mika, Lizzie, Tyreese, and Judith have been separated from Luke and Molly. Mika appears to be saddened by this. Lizzie, believing she will come back, kills Mika, and planned to kill Judith until Tyreese and Carol intervened.
- Ryan Samuels, portrayed by Victor McCay, is a newcomer to the prison community. He is present with his daughters Lizzie and Mika, and is seen in the library when Carol is conducting storytime with the children. During the outbreak in "Infected," a walker bites him. Carol tries to amputate his arm, but realizes he is bitten in other, inoperable areas, too. Before he dies, Ryan asks Carol to take care of his daughters. When Lizzie is emotionally unable to carry out her desire to be the one to stab Ryan's corpse in the head to prevent reanimation, Carol puts him down.
- Dr. Caleb Subramanian, portrayed by Sunkrish Bala, is a newcomer to the prison community. Not much is known about him, besides the fact that he is a physician, and he and Hershel seem to be friends. After the breach on Cell Block D dies down, Dr. Subramanian assesses what may have caused the outbreak and what steps the group should take to prevent another such disaster. "Dr. S" later comes down with the flu and tells Sasha they have to warn the healthy members of the prison community that the virus is spreading. His condition seriously and quickly deteriorates, although he reveals that he has brought several guns in case of another outbreak. He later succumbs to the sickness after Hershel gives him a checkup. Dr. S later reanimates, and Hershel remorsefully puts him down through Dr. S's locked cell door, after snapping the walker's arm. Hershel later returns to Dr. S's cell and mourns his friend.
- Zach, portrayed by Kyle Gallner, is a member of a surviving group of college students, who join the prison community. He then begins a relationship with Beth. Zach accompanies Daryl, Michonne, Glenn, Tyreese, Sasha, and Bob on a supply run, where he is ultimately killed by a pair of walkers. Beth reacts calmly to the news of Zach's death, much to Daryl's surprise. Later, Daryl uses Zach's high-powered car to take himself, Bob, Michonne, and Tyreese on a run to a veterinary college to get medicine that might save the flu-stricken prison group members.
After wandering on his own for six to seven months alone, following the fall of Woodbury and the defections of Martinez and Shumpert, The Governor encounters the Chambler Family holed up in their apartment building. The surviving Chamblers later set off with The Governor (who has said his name is "Brian Hariot") to seek shelter elsewhere following the death of David, but The Governor's actions lead to Lilly and Meghan's deaths.
- David Chambler, portrayed by Danny Vinson, is Lilly and Tara's father and Meghan's grandfather. He and Meghan frequently play board games with each other so that Meghan can be preoccupied and distracted from the frightening world around her. David has stage-4 lung cancer and is rapidly approaching his moment of death. Knowing this, Lilly sends The Governor ("Brian") to a nearby assisted living facility to obtain oxygen tanks to help keep David alive for as long as possible, even if for just a few more hours. Early the next day, David succumbs to his cancer and dies. After he has lain lifeless in bed for several hours, his family and ("Brian") enter his bedroom to say goodbye to him. David then suddenly reanimates and grabs Tara. He almost bites her, but "Brian" smashes David's head several times with one of his oxygen tanks, until he finally succumbs. The family is disoriented by this incident, but each of them later recovers. Later, "Brian" and Lilly bury David in a small field behind the apartment complex, and the four of them depart in search of other shelter.
- Lilly Chambler, portrayed by Audrey Marie Anderson, is David's daughter, Meghan's mother, and Tara's sister. She is initially somewhat hostile towards The Governor ("Brian") and reluctantly allows him to take refuge in her family's building. She slowly comes to trust him, especially after he risks going to a walker-overrun assisted living facility to retrieve oxygen tanks for David, who is suffering from stage-4 lung cancer and will soon die (which she knows will be especially devastating to Meghan). When "Brian" kills the reanimated David, Lilly appears to be upset for a brief while, but soon comes to terms with what happened. After David's burial, the four of them depart in search of other shelter. They spend the night sleeping in a catering truck, and Lilly and "Brian" lay awake talking to each other. Slowly, they then begin to have sex. When the truck fails to start, the group abandons it and wanders on the road, until a swarm of walkers forces them to flee. They arrive at an open field, only to be stopped once again, when "Brian" and Meghan fall into a pitfall trap containing several walkers, all of which "Brian" kills before they can do any harm. Lilly and her family join Martinez's group. She is initially against The Governor's attacking the prison, but he assures her that she and Meghan will be safe. She and her daughter are left near a river; however, Meghan is bitten by a walker and dies. Lilly brings Meghan's corpse to the prison, where she witnesses The Governor decapitate Hershel and shoot Meghan in the head. After the battle ends, a bitter Lilly walks up to the dying Governor and shoots him in the head. Tara later mentions to Glenn that she witnessed Lilly become overwhelmed by walkers following the assault on the prison. She was eaten by walkers
- Meghan Chambler, portrayed by Meyrick Murphy, is the young daughter of Lilly, the niece of Tara, and the granddaughter of David. She frequently plays board games with David in order to escape what is happening around her. She and The Governor ("Brian") bond while playing chess, and she asks about his eye patch. (Albeit somewhat vaguely) "Brian" tells Meghan the story of how he had tried to protect Penny, but was ultimately unable to save her. The close bond between Meghan and "Brian" is briefly broken after "Brian" kills the undead David, who had died hours before of stage-4 lung cancer. She, Lilly, Tara, and "Brian" leave the apartment after David's burial, and Meghan continues to isolate herself from "Brian." However, her trust in him is regained after he saves her from a swarm of walkers that forces the group to flee. While running with Meghan in his arms, "Brian" falls into a pitfall trap full of walkers. "Brian" successfully kills all of them, while Meghan cowers in a corner, holding her doll, and "Brian" promises Meghan that he will never let anything happen to her. She is bitten by a walker in "Too Far Gone" and dies, after which The Governor shoots her in the head.
- Alisha, portrayed by Juliana Harkavy, is a former Army Reserve member, who is recruited by Martinez's group sometime in the six- to seven-month timespan between seasons three and four. She strikes up a friendship with Tara, which quickly becomes a full-on romantic relationship. The two remain inseparable once they begin dating; Alisha even flees with Tara, her family, and The Governor after The Governor's insistence that he and the Chamblers leave the camp. However, after encountering a roadblock consisting of walkers stuck waist-deep in mud, The Governor returns the group to Martinez's camp. Alisha participates in "Brian's" attack on the prison ("Too Far Gone"), but is later shot between the eyes by Lizzie Samuels. Her death, along with Lilly's and Meghan's, sends Tara into a state of depression for a long time.
- Mitch Dolgen, portrayed by Kirk Acevedo, is a member of Martinez's group, who with his brother Pete is second in command after Martinez. Mitch, like his brother, was in the army when the walker outbreak occurred; Mitch was a tank specialist, who said he left the army base in his tank. In "Dead Weight," while on a supply run with Pete and The Governor (then known as "Brian"), Mitch wants to raid another camp they encounter, but his brother disagrees. After "Brian" kills Martinez and Pete, he enters Mitch's trailer at gunpoint, advises that he killed Pete and explains why, and convinces Mitch to follow his lead which Mitch, though resentful of "Brian" killing his brother, sees his point and accepts. Mitch participates in "Brian's" attack on the prison ("Too Far Gone"), operating a tank and destroying much of the prison. Daryl is able to reach the tank and drops a grenade down the barrel of the tank's main gun, forcing Mitch to escape before the grenade blows up the tank. Mitch turns around, exhausted and defeated, and Daryl shoots and kills him with his crossbow.
- Pete Dolgen, portrayed by Enver Gjokaj, is Mitch's brother and a member of Martinez's group. After Martinez's death at the hands of The Governor (now known as "Brian"), Pete steps up as the group's de facto leader (which causes unrest amongst many members of the camp). While on a supply run with Mitch and "Brian," Pete thwarts Mitch's desire to raid a camp they encounter in the woods, as Pete is unwilling to rob the group and prefers to find supplies another way. Unwilling to follow a leader, who is unwilling to do whatever's necessary for the group to "survive," "Brian" murders Pete by stabbing him in Pete's trailer. He then dumps the body in the nearby lake. Brian later returns to find Pete's undead body submerged and anchored at the bottom of the lake.
A dangerous group of heavily armed men, who raid homes searching for supplies and weapons. The group first appeared in "Claimed."
- Billy, portrayed by Eric Mendenhall, is a member of the Claimers, he is killed by Daryl during their fight with Rick's group.
- Dan, portrayed by Keith Brooks, is a member of the Claimers whom, during the assault on Rick's group, grabs Carl with the intention of raping him. He is the last-surviving Claimer, and following the killing of the rest of the Claimers, he is stabbed to death by Rick in retribution for his attempted rape of Carl.
- Harley, portrayed by J. D. Evermore, is a member of the Claimers, who is shot dead by Michonne after the deaths of Joe and Tony.
- Joe, portrayed by Jeff Kober, is the leader of the Claimers, first seen by Rick on the porch of the house that they were raiding in "Claimed." He later appears in "Alone," when his group finds Daryl exhausted on the road after he is separated from Beth. Despite a close encounter with Daryl punching Joe and almost shooting him, Joe is impressed by Daryl's use of a crossbow and decides to recruit him. Joe's group eventually catches Rick, Michonne and Carl, with the intent to avenge Lou's death. During the ensuing fight, Rick kills Joe by ripping his jugular out with his teeth.
- Len, portrayed by Marcus Hester, first appears when the Claimers raids a large house where Rick is hiding. Rick is forced to hide under the bed he was sleeping on. Another member of the group, Tony, chooses to sleep on the bed, leaving Rick trapped. Len enters the room and wakes up Tony. He demands that he be given the bed, but when Tony refuses and says it's claimed, Len knocks him out of the bed and strangles him into unconsciousness before taking the bed for himself. After framing Daryl for stealing his half of a rabbit, leading the group to question his honesty, Len is severely beaten before being killed by an unspecified member of the group. His bloodied corpse, with an arrow in his forehead, is discovered outside by Daryl as they leave the warehouse they had spent the night in.
- Lou, portrayed by Scott Dale, is a slightly overweight member of the Claimers, who is discovered in the bathroom by Rick after he escapes from hiding under the bed. In order to stay hidden and undetected by the other members of the group, Rick quickly fights Lou and begins strangling him. Although Lou attempts to grab a pair of scissors on the nearby counter to stab Rick with, Rick ultimately strangles him to death before escaping out the window. Shortly afterward, Lou's reanimation provides a distraction for Joe and the other members as Rick escapes and regroups with Carl and Michonne, who were just outside the house. Lou's death is the primary reason that Joe and his group are actively pursuing Rick, tracking him along the train tracks to Terminus.
- Tony, portrayed by Davi Jay, is the member of the Claimers that is responsible for Rick becoming trapped, when he takes a nap on the bed that Rick is hiding under. When Len comes into the room and tries to take the bed, Tony says that it's claimed, prompting Len to knock him to the floor. While he is being strangled into unconsciousness, he sees Rick under the bed, but is unable to warn Len before he passes out. During the fight between Joe's group and Rick's group, Tony is shot dead by Michonne after being distracted by Rick killing Joe.
Terminus is a sanctuary that is first mentioned in the last half of season four over a radio broadcast heard by Daryl, Bob, Michonne, and Tyreese while driving in Zach's car. After the fall of the prison, the small factions of prison residents, who survive the assault find the signs directing survivors towards Terminus, and each group slowly begins to make its way there. The exact location of Terminus is finally revealed in "Us," where it appears to be a relatively vibrant, well-secured settlement, but in actuality hides a dark and brutal secret. After Terminus is destroyed by Carol's siege in "No Sanctuary," only six residents of survive and escape, becoming known as The Hunters.
- Alex, portrayed by Tate Ellington, is the brother of Gareth and shows Rick's group around Terminus. He is held hostage after Rick becomes suspicious about the clothes the residents are wearing. He tries to reason with Rick and the others to let him go, but is accidentally shot shortly after by Mary as she tried to kill Rick.
- Mary, portrayed by Denise Crosby, is the mother of Gareth and Alex, who greets Glenn, Maggie, Sasha, Bob, Tara, Abraham, Eugene and Rosita when they arrive at Terminus. After Carol attacks Terminus to rescue Rick's group, she encounters Mary. Carol holds Mary at gunpoint, demanding to know where the group is holding Rick and the others. Mary explains that Terminus originally was a sanctuary, but it became a place where they would lure people to take their possessions and ultimately, eat them. Carol shoots her in the leg and allows a group of walkers to devour the crippled Mary. In "Coda," Father Stokes discovers Mary's Bible at the Hunters' campsite outside the elementary school, with the inscription "Mary B." on the first page.
After Carol destroys Terminus, their leader, Gareth, began to harass the group Rick to find them, in order to take revenge.
- Albert, portrayed by Benjamin Papac, is one of the Hunters, who is killed in the church when he and Mike are immediately shot through the head.
- Martin, portrayed by Chris Coy, is one of the few survivors of Terminus after it is destroyed by Carol's siege. He is first discovered by Carol and Tyreese while he is alone on a scouting mission, and they overhear him talking on the radio about the hostages that Terminus has just taken. When they realize that he has kidnapped Michonne and Carl, they take him hostage in a small, abandoned cabin. While Carol leaves to attack Terminus, Tyreese stays with Judith to watch over a restrained Martin. During his captivity, Martin continues to lecture Tyreese about how the idea of "good vs. evil" means nothing in this world, and that if people like Tyreese try to be nice, they will not survive. Later, as the cabin is overrun by walkers and Tyreese is keeping watch, Martin breaks free and grabs Judith, ordering Tyreese outside. However, Tyreese overpowers the walkers, breaks back inside, and knocks Martin unconscious, refusing to kill him. Martin then reappears with Gareth and 4 other Terminus survivors after they kidnap Bob, and then sneak into the church to kill the members of Rick's group. When Rick and the others ambush them, Martin is the last to drop his weapon after Gareth orders him to surrender. Martin is then stabbed to death by Sasha when Gareth and the others are slaughtered by Rick's group. Later, when Tyreese is dying of a walker bite, Martin is the first person to appear to Tyreese as a hallucination, where he mockingly tells Tyreese that he will die because he still tried to be a "good guy," and that many of the recent failures were because of his refusal to kill Martin.
- Mike, portrayed by Chris Burns, is one of the Hunters, who is killed in the church when he and Albert are immediately shot through the head.
- Theresa, portrayed by April Billingsley, is one of the Hunters, who is killed in their attempted siege on the church when Michonne bashes her skull in with the butt of her rifle.
- Greg, portrayed by Travis Young, is one of the Hunters, who is killed in the church when Abraham bludgeons him to death with the butt of his rifle.
Grady Memorial Hospital
Grady Memorial Hospital, first appearing in "Slabtown," is revealed to be the home of a sheltered group of survivors, who believe that military assistance will eventually come to them after a certain period of time. The hospital is run under a strict authoritarian regime by a group of corrupt police officers.
- Dr. Steven Edwards, portrayed by Erik Jensen, is the hospital's sole doctor, who has a polite, but nervous demeanor to him. He noticeably disapproves of the harsh methods by which Officers Lerner and Gorman run the hospital, but despite his objections, his position is valued by the officers as the only medical professional on hand. He initially cares for Beth as she recovers and does his best to protect her from the officers, saying that he refuses to leave because, as ruthless as the officers are, it is still better inside the hospital than out in the real world. However, Beth grows suspicious of him when he tells her to give the drug Clozapine to Gavin Trevitt, a patient, who is also a doctor, as the drug ends up killing him. Although Dr. Edwards insists that he actually said Clonazepam, Beth is certain that he told her the name of the wrong drug on purpose. She accuses him of having the other doctor poisoned in order to retain his valued status as the only doctor, which he denies. He later helps Beth save Carol's life by telling her which medication she will need to give Carol. After the deaths of Beth and Lerner, Edwards offers to let Rick's group stay at the hospital, but Rick refuses.
- Officer Gorman, portrayed by Cullen Moss, is Officer Lerner's second-in-command, and one of the officers, who saved Beth. Although he appears to have a more polite demeanor during his initial introduction, Beth quickly discovers that his idea of being repaid for his services is sexual relations with the female patients, as he has already apparently raped Joan. He makes similar advances towards Beth, finally catching her alone in Lerner's office where, unbeknownst to him, Joan has committed suicide and is about to turn. There, he finally begins to force himself on Beth, attempting to blackmail her with her attempt to steal a key from Lerner's office, and just as he moves in, Beth hits him in the back of the head with a glass bottle. When he falls to the floor, the reanimated Joan instantly crawls onto him and kills him by biting his neck while Beth escapes.
- Joan, portrayed by Keisha Castle-Hughes, is female patient, who attempts to escape the hospital, only to be bitten in the arm by a walker. When she is brought back inside by Officer Lerner, Lerner demands that Dr. Edwards save her by amputating her arm with a metal wire. Joan refuses to be rescued and demands that they let her die, but Lerner, with Beth's reluctant help, manages to restrain her long enough for Dr. Edwards to amputate the arm. Later, while Beth is cleaning Joan's room, Joan tells her more about the dark secrets behind the leadership of the hospital, including Officer Gorman's treatment of female patients. Later, as Beth breaks into Lerner's office to find the key to the elevator shaft, she discovers that Joan has also already broken in and committed suicide by reopening the amputation wound. Beth uses Joan's death to her advantage by allowing the reanimated Joan to kill Officer Gorman.
- Sergeant Bob Lamson, portrayed by Maximiliano Hernández, is one of the two officers, who is captured by Noah's trap, along with Officer Shepherd. He comes forward and tries to convince Rick and the group that he is the best one to talk to Officer Lerner when they make the hostage exchange, saying he has known her for eight years. Later, as they prepare to leave for the exchange, he reveals that his name is Bob, noticeably startling Sasha, who was left to watch him. While alone with her, he explains how he is alive because another officer was sent out to respond to a call that he should have taken, and that officer is now a walker in the parking lot. Sasha offers to put the walker down for him in order to alleviate his guilt, but just as she prepares to take the shot, Lamson knocks her unconscious and flees the building. However, he doesn't get far before Rick runs him down in a police car and shoots him in the head.
- Officer Dawn Lerner, portrayed by Christine Woods, is the strict leader of the hospital, enforcing the rules with her group of fellow officers (who are the only occupants of the hospital to possess weapons). She believes that everyone must contribute to "the greater good" and keep the hospital operation running long enough for the military to come save them, and often uses this mentality as a form of guilt in order to persuade those that they capture into doing work for the hospital once they recover. Though she is aware of Gorman's treatment of female patients, she does little to stop it. Lerner also treats the patients cruelly herself, repeatedly taking out her anger on Beth by striking her for the slightest mistakes or misunderstandings. Despite Beth's attempts to convince her that help will never come, Lerner refuses to believe it and insists that things will get better eventually, and it is far better to live under her rule than in the wilderness outside. Though she is furious at Beth for (as Lerner believes) killing Gorman and Joan as well as aiding Noah in his escape, she still refuses to kill or exile Beth, as she needs the extra help around the hospital. Though she tries to develop a bond with Beth, Beth is ultimately convinced that Lerner will never change, and her vision of a better future clouds her reasonable judgment. In the prisoner exchange at the end of "Coda," when Beth stabs Lerner in the shoulder with a pair of scissors, Lerner reacts impulsively in a moment of shock and her gun discharges, firing a single bullet directly through Beth's head and killing her instantly. Although Lerner pleads for mercy, Daryl shoots her directly in the forehead immediately afterward.
- Officer Licari, portrayed by Christopher Matthew Cook, is one of the police officers working at the hospital under Officer Lerner. When Officers Lamson and Shepherd are tricked by Rick's group, Licari arrives in his car and saves them, providing cover when Rick's group opens fire. They drive away and seemingly escape, but the car gets stuck on several walker corpses in the street, and the three officers flee. Licari reemerges when Daryl inspects a nearby trailer, and after a brief fist fight, Rick appears and holds him at gunpoint, taking him hostage as well. Licari and Shepherd are eventually returned to the hospital, and continue to live there after Lerner's death.
- Noah, portrayed by Tyler James Williams is a young male patient at the hospital, who often works as a janitor. He tells Beth that both he and his father were discovered by the group while the two of them were being surround by walkers, and their rescuers said that they could only save one of them. For this reason alone, Noah displays strong distaste for the officers almost immediately, saying that with their weapons and manpower, they likely could have saved his father as well. When Beth accidentally kills Dr. Gavin Trevitt by giving him the wrong medication, Noah takes the blame by saying that while he was cleaning, he knocked over a ventilation system and caused Trevitt to flatline. For this, Officers Dawn Lerner and Gorman take him out into the hall and beat him. Beth later apologizes, only for Noah to insist that he's fine and has been through worse. Nevertheless, Beth decides to form a plan for her and Noah to escape. They use the elevator shaft, which has served as a body disposal chute, and with a long chord of sheets tied together, they both make it down, although Noah loses his grip and falls, spraining one ankle. They both manage to make it outside, where Beth fends off several walkers with a handgun. Although Beth is stopped and restrained by the officers, Noah manages to make it to the outer gate and slips through, running off after he and Beth exchange a final glance. Noah later encounters Daryl Dixon and Carol Peletier and learns of their connection to Beth, but Carol is caught and Daryl takes Noah back to the church to take the rest of the group back to Atlanta to get Beth and Carol back. However, Beth is killed by Dawn and Rick allows Noah to stay with the group. In "Spend," Noah is killed by walkers during a botched mission to scavenge parts to repair Alexandria's solar power system.
- Officer O'Donnell, portrayed by Ricky Wayne, is an officer working at the hospital under Officer Lerner. He is the one whom Carol and Daryl follow in "Consumed," though they eventually lose his trail when their car runs out of gas. Nevertheless, their tailing him eventually results in them discovering the group of survivors at the hospital, as well as the fact that they have Beth. In "Coda," he stands up to Lerner and accuses her of cracking under the pressure of leadership, claiming that she is no longer fit to run the hospital. Although she pulls her gun on him, he manages to disarm her, and they fight in the hallway before Beth pushes him into the elevator shaft to his death.
- Percy, portrayed by Marc Gowan, is an elderly patient at the hospital. When Beth needs to secretly steal the proper medications to give to Carol, she bribes Percy with a handful of strawberries, and he distracts the nearest officers by faking a breathing problem. Once Beth acquires the medicine and leaves, he suddenly says that he feels fine. In the next episode, he is seen being berated by Officer O'Donnell for apparently failing to properly fix a hole in the officer's shirt, and O'Donnell shoves him to the ground in anger.
- Officer Amanda Shepherd, portrayed by Teri Wyble, is one of the two officers, who is captured by Noah's trap, along with Sergeant Lamson. After being taken hostage, she tries to convince Rick and the group that Officer Lerner can't be negotiated with, and the hostage swap that they are planning will result in all of their deaths. She explains by saying that there has been a feeling of unrest among the other officers at the hospital, and that they desire to overthrow Lerner, and Lerner is aware of these sentiments. Shepherd and Licari are eventually returned to the hospital, and continue to live there after Lerner's death.
The Alexandria Safe-Zone is located near Alexandria, Virginia, and is a suburban community protected by large walls. It is a self-powered community, with solar panels to help power the homes and water system. When Rick's group is invited to join Alexandria, they find that the Alexandrians have sheltered themselves from the real world outside their gates, leading to strive between the two groups.
- Pete Anderson, portrayed by Corey Brill, is briefly seen smoking on his porch outside in the night when Rick passes by. He mentions to him that his wife (Jessie) cut his hair and welcomes him to Alexandria. He is also the father of Ron and Sam. At the town meeting concerning Rick's fate after he threatened them with a gun, a drunken Pete shows up to confront Rick while wielding a katana stolen from Michonne, accidentally slashing Reg's throat when he attempts to push him away to avoid another conflict. A mourning Deanna gives Rick the go-ahead to execute Pete, whom he shoots while Abraham has him pinned to the ground.
- Ron Anderson, portrayed by Austin Abrams, introduces Carl to Mikey and Enid, who are playing video games and explains that he can play with them. He is the brother to Sam and son of Jessie and Pete. He is also Enid's boyfriend. Ron develops a bitter relationship with Rick and Carl, due to Rick executing his father under Deanna's orders and Carl's budding relationship with Enid. After Jessie and Sam are killed during the walker invasion of Alexandria, Ron tries to shoot Rick only to be killed by Michonne. However, his gun goes off as he falls, destroying Carl's right eye.
- Sam Anderson, portrayed by Major Dodson, is very briefly seen playing with his mother (Jessie) and brother (Ron) in a distance, whilst Rick is worrying about Carl and Judith. Sam catches Carol stealing weapons from the pantry and she threatens him to keep it a secret. Despite the threat and Carol's continuing harsh words to keep him at arm's length Sam forms an attachment to Carol, doing favors for her, but also asks for a gun leading Carol to learn of his father's abusive relationship with his mother. When Rick and Pete fight in the streets Sam runs to Carol for protection rather than Jessie, and subsequently Jessie is heartbroken when she learns that Sam wanted a gun to protect her. During the walker invasion of Alexandria, he refuses to leave his mother's side, but is traumatized to see a young boy as a walker. While stunned, Sam is devoured by walkers.
- Eric Raleigh, portrayed by Jordan Woods-Robinson, is Aaron's boyfriend and a recruiter for Alexandria. He works as his back-up. During the war against The Saviors, he bleeds to death following a bullet would from one of Negan's henchman.
- Mikey, portrayed by Elijah Marcano, is seen playing video games with Ron and Enid and offers Carl to join.
- Aiden Monroe, portrayed by Daniel Bonjour, is the egotistical younger son of Deanna and Reg. He takes Glenn, Tara and Noah out the safe-zone with Nicholas. Aiden almost gets Tara killed on the run and Glenn punches him afterwards. Deanna thanks Glenn for knocking Aiden "on his ass." He is later killed after being eaten by walkers following an incident which left him impaled in a warehouse.
- Reg Monroe, portrayed by Steve Coulter, is Deanna's husband and the architect, who designed the walls that keep the community safe from walkers. At the town meeting concerning Rick's fate after he threatened them with a gun, a drunken Pete shows up to confront Rick while wielding Michonne's katana, accidentally slashing Reg's throat when he attempts to push him away to avoid another conflict. Deanna gets her revenge for Reg's death by giving Rick the go-ahead to execute Pete, who he shoots without any hesitation.
- Nicholas, portrayed by Michael Traynor, greets the group as they enter and asks them to hand over their weapons. He joins Aiden when he takes Glenn, Tara and Noah out to attack some zombies. He goes with Rick's group to lure a herd of walkers away from Alexandria, which results in his death.
- Olivia, portrayed by Ann Mahoney, takes the group's weapons in a tray to keep watch over them. She often works in the pantry and armory of Alexandria. She is one of the first residents of Alexandria to emerge and help fight off the walker invasion, inspired by Rick taking a stand. Olivia is randomly shot in the face and killed by Arat, one of Negan's soldiers, to punish the Alexandrians for Rosita's attempt to shoot Negan.
- Tobin, portrayed by Jason Douglas, works on the construction site alongside Abraham, Francine, and a few other Alexandrians. He later has a brief relationship with Carol Peletier. During the Saviors attack on the Hilltop led by Simon, Tobin is injured by Derek who is then killed by Carol. Though Tobin's wound is not fatal due to Siddiq treating him on the battlefield, the Saviors had coated their weapons in walker guts. As a result, Tobin died the following night and reanimated. After finding the zombified Tobin attacking Bertie, Carol stabbed him in the head.
- Erin, portrayed by Tiffany Morgan, is a resident of Alexandria, who was killed in the Wolves attack.
- Shelly Neudermeyer, portrayed by Susie Spear Purcell, is a resident of Alexandria, who desperately wanted a pasta maker. Carol confronted her about smoking in the house and she was later killed in the Wolves attack.
- Sturgess, portrayed by Jonathan Kleitman, is a resident of Alexandria, when the walkers attack the group, Sturgess tries to fight them off and accidentally shoots Scott in the leg, while a walker grabs him. After being saved, Sturgess panics and runs away from the scene, abandoning the group, Shortly after having abandoned the group, he is found in a nearby town being devoured by several walkers.
- Barbara, portrayed by Mandi Christine Kerr, is a resident of Alexandria.
- Kent, portrayed by David Marshall Silverman, is a resident of Alexandria.
- Bruce, portrayed by Ted Huckabee, works on the construction site alongside Abraham, Tobin, and a few other Alexandrians. During the Savior attack on the Hilltop led by Simon, Bruce suffers an arm wound from one of the Saviors' tainted weapons. Unlike most of those infected, Bruce does not die and reanimate during the night, but is left near death from the infection. After realizing what's happening to him, Bruce requests that one of the group standing nearby kill him as he can't do it himself.
- Francine, portrayed by Dahlia Legault, works on the construction site alongside Abraham, Tobin, and a few other Alexandrians. Killed by shot in the chest by an unnamed Savior.
- Heath, portrayed by Corey Hawkins, is a supply runner for Alexandria and the leader of his supply group.
- Scott, portrayed by Kenric Green, is a supply runner, who is part of Heath's team.
- Annie, portrayed by Beth Keener, is a supply runner, who is part of Heath's team. She dies while on a supply run in "Thank You" after twisting her ankle, then falling, yelling to the others to keep going without her. She is then devoured by walkers.
- Holly, portrayed by Laura Beamer, is a resident of Alexandria, works as a guardian and Noah's friend. She is killed in the Wolves attack.
- David, portrayed by Jay Huguley, is a supply runner, who appears in "Thank You." He is with Rick's group, who are still attempting to find the source of a loud horn. He is bitten on the back by a walker, but continues to fight, saying that he wishes to return to Alexandria to say goodbye to his wife. He writes her a love letter, which he tries to persuade Michonne to give to her. Michonne refuses and gives it back, writing on her arm: "You're getting home." David is later killed while trying to escape a large herd of walkers, in front of the rest of the horrified remaining survivors.
- Carter, portrayed by Ethan Embry, is a resident of the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Carter is also a part of the construction crew alongside Abraham Ford, Bruce, Francine, Tommy, and Tobin.
- Dr. Denise Cloyd, portrayed by Merritt Wever, is a psychiatrist. She lost her nerve to be a surgeon in Medical School, but now that Pet, the group's previous surgeon, is dead. Denise is forced to become the group's doctor and surgeon, at the urging of Eugene, who tells her "You don't want to be a coward. I know." She finally agrees to operate on a dying Holly, but cannot save her. When Scott is put into Denise's care, she tells Tara he will most likely die, but Tara tells her not to be afraid. After Tara leaves, Denise manages to stabilize Scott's infection. Shortly thereafter, she finds Tara and, much to Tara's surprise, kisses her. During the walker herd overrunning Alexandria, she is taken hostage at gunpoint by the Alpha Wolf and used so that he can escape his prison cell while Carol and Morgan are both unconscious, leaving Tara, Rosita and Eugene to watch on helplessly. The Alpha Wolf later tells her that he wasn't always the way he was and had changed into the person he is now. He shows signs of changing for the good, saving Denise's life from a walker attack that left him bitten. Though Denise offered to treat the man as a result, Carol shot him and he was devoured by walkers, telling Denise to run as he did so. Returning to her infirmary, Denise finds that Carl Grimes has been shot through the eye and saves his life at the cost of his eye. When Rick and Daryl are going to leave for a run, Denise asks Daryl to get some orange soda for Tara, who is going on a two-week supply run with Heath, Daryl agrees. Later, Rick and Daryl bring an unconscious Jesus to Denise so she can check him out. After Jesus escapes, Denise notifies Abraham. Before the group head to the Hilltop Colony, Denise bakes Daryl an oak cake, which he is reluctant to take, and he hopes it tastes better than it looks. Denise is seen present at the meeting in the church, listening to Rick's speech about the danger of the Saviors. When Rick asked if anyone objected to the idea of attacking the Saviors, Denise remained silent. Later, when Denise is talking to Tara, Tara tells Denise she loves her. Tara tells Denise she doesn't have to reply though and Denise says she will after Tara returns from her two-week supply run with Heath. Tara suggests that Denise come along on to the Saviors compound and then she can come on the run immediately after. Denise says she wants to go, but can't as she's the only doctor Alexandria has. Tara understands and the two kiss. Some time later, Denise convinces Daryl and Rosita to go on a scavenging run to an apothecary, which she believes is stocked up with medication and drugs. After successfully looting the place, they started for home, during which time Denise has a close encounter with a walker to get a can of soda for Tara. After Daryl and Rosita scold her for taking an unnecessary risk, Denise begins to lecture them on how she was trying to confront her fears and become strong as them. As she speaks, she gets shot by an arrow through the right eye by Dwight, killing her. Dwight later reveals she was not the one he was aiming for.
The Wolves are a group of deranged people, who destroy camps and shelters, killing everyone. They are marked with a "W" with blood on their foreheads — the sign of a wolf. They steal the belongings of their victims, often dismembering their bodies, and cutting the "W" sign onto these victims' foreheads with knives. They usually leave their victims to become walkers.
- Owen (also known as "W Man" or "Alpha Wolf"), portrayed by Benedict Samuel, has a psychotic and greedy personality. For example, he wanted "every last drop" of Morgan's drink and all of his supplies. He also appears to be a remorseless, cold blooded murderer, slitting a man's throat with no hesitation or emotion. He hides in a home and attacks Morgan in an attempt to kill him when he enters, only to be knocked unconscious and held as a prisoner in Alexandria unbeknownst to the other Alexandrians as Morgan wants to change him for the better the way Eastman did for him. He threatens that if he doesn't die from the deep gash on his side, he will kill Morgan and everyone there. During the walkers overrunning Alexandria, Carol and Morgan feud over what to do with him and get into a physical altercation, with him knocking Morgan unconscious shortly after Morgan knocks Carol out with a slam to the ground. He takes Denise as a hostage to escape at gunpoint as Rosita, Tara and Eugene watch helplessly. He later admits to Denise that he wasn't always the man he is and had become what he was over time. He saves Denise's life during the walker attack on Alexandria, but is bitten. Denise says that if he watches her back, she'll get him to the infirmary to amputate his arm and save his life. On the way there, Carol sees him with Denise and shoots him. He tackles a walker and yells for Denise to run as he goes down. During the final battle, the zombified Wolf is encountered by Morgan, who puts him down for good with his staff.
- Edward, portrayed by Jesse C. Boyd, first appears when the leader of his gang gives him a signal to kill Morgan Jones from behind using his blade. He misses Morgan and gets knocked out after the two brawl. He is later put inside of a car. This man and his group attack Alexandria. During the attack, he recognizes Morgan and he and four of his companions surround him and attempt to kill him. Morgan manages to fend them off with his quarterstaff and tells them that there are guns in the safe-zone and that they will all be killed if they stay. Morgan also tells them if they choose to continue living this life, they will die. He then tell the Wolves to leave and never come back. This wolf says that he and his group didn't choose this life, and he and his companions flee the safe-zone. Before leaving, he steals a gun from a slain survivor. He is later killed along with the remaining four Wolves by Rick Grimes when they ambush him while he is parked roadside in an RV.
- Aphid, portrayed by Duke Jackson, is among the Wolves, who invade the Alexandria Safe-Zone. He is killed by Carol Peletier, who steals his clothing and writes a "W" on her head in blood to use as a disguise.
The Hilltop Colony is a small group of survivors that have fortified the area around a large mansion atop a hill, near Alexandria.
- Dr. Harlan Carson, portrayed by R. Keith Harris, is a doctor at the Hilltop Colony. He was saved by Glenn from walkers, and did an ultrasound for Maggie's baby and provided her with prenatal vitamins. He is taken by Simon to replace Dr. Emmett Carson, his brother, who Negan killed after Dwight framed him, killed by a Savior when he was trying to escape and help a captive Father Gabriel.
- Ethan, portrayed by Justin Kucsulain, stabs Gregory to save his brother from Negan. When Rick tried to stop him, he attacked Rick and Rick ended up killing him.
- Andy, portrayed by Jeremy Palko, is a member of the Hilltop Colony. He was killed in an attack on an outpost of the Saviors.
- Craig, portrayed by Myke Holmes, is a member of the Hilltop Colony.
- Crystal, portrayed by Kimberly Leemans, is a member of the Hilltop Colony.
- Bertie, portrayed by Karen Ceesay, is a member of the Hilltop Colony.
- Kal, portrayed by James Chen, is a guard of the Hilltop Colony.
- Eduardo, portrayed by Peter Zimmerman, is a guard of the Hilltop Colony.
- Wesley, portrayed by Ilan Srulovicz, He is a supply runner for the Hilltop Colony. Killed by a Savior with a tainted weapon and succumbed to walker infection, shortly after he revives as a walker and Daryl Dixon ends his zombification.
- Freddie, portrayed by Brett Gentile, He is a supply runner for the Hilltop Colony. Killed by shot multiple times on an outpost of the Saviors.
The Sanctuary is a community of a massive group, some that reside are civilians that work for the community but in majority is conformed by bandits called "The Saviors," a group of pirates, gangsters and motorcyclists, who plunder people on the road around the Washington area. They are a subgroup under Negan.
- Sherry, portrayed by Christine Evangelista, is Dwight's wife, first encountered by Daryl in the burnt forest with Dwight and her sister Tina. They are on the run from The Saviors, after stealing insulin for Tina. Daryl attempts to help them, though after Tina's death, Sherry and Dwight steal Daryl's motorcycle and crossbow and abandon him. It is later revealed that as punishment for stealing and fleeing from The Sanctuary, Dwight took an iron to the face and Sherry agreed to be one of Negan's wives in order to save Dwight's life. Sherry encounters Daryl in The Sanctuary after his capture, and is remorseful for stealing from him previously. Offscreen, Sherry frees Daryl from The Sanctuary and also escapes herself. Negan recruits Dwight to go and bring her back. Dwight travels to their old home, where they planned to meet up if things went bad, and finds a note from Sherry (along with her wedding rings), in which she admits to freeing Daryl and apologises for forcing Dwight into Negan's world. Her current whereabouts are unknown.
- Tina, portrayed by Liz E. Morgan, is Sherry's sister She is diabetic, killed by walkers.
- Amber, portrayed by Autumn Dial, is a Mark's ex-girlfriend and one of Negan's wives.
- Tanya, portrayed by Chloe Aktas, is one of Negan's wives.
- Frankie, portrayed by Elyse Dufour, is one of Negan's wives.
- Gordon, portrayed by Michael Scialabba, is an ex-member of the Saviors. He is killed by Dwight with a shot to the back to end his misery.
- Dr. Emmett Carson, portrayed by Tim Parati, is the Doctor of the Saviors. Killed by Negan, when Dwight sets Dr. Carson up by planting Sherry's letter to his office, Negan accuses Dr. Carson of helping Daryl escape in order to impress Sherry and throws him face-first into the furnace, burning him to death.
- Bud, portrayed by Christopher Berry, is the leader of a motorcycle gang. He tells Daryl, Abraham and Sasha that their truck, weapons, and all other supplies now belong to his leader, Negan. Shortly after, he and his entire group are blown up with a rocket launcher by Daryl Dixon.
- Paula, portrayed by Alicia Witt, is first heard talking to Rick over a walkie-talkie telling him she only wants to talk. When he denies her, she reveals she has Carol and Maggie held captive. Paula brings them back to their compound where they tie and gag them. Paula is the counterpart to Carol. When Carol and Maggie escape from the compound, Carol threatens to kill Paula, but won't despite Maggie telling her to do so. Instead she shoves her into a pole whereupon she is devoured by a walker and killed by Maggie after she turns.
- Roman, portrayed by Stuart Greer, is with the group of Saviors on the road, who stop Carol in the middle of the road, and try to subjugate her, but she opens fire, killing several, in addition mortally wounding fellow Savior Jiro and himself. When Roman is about to kill Carol, Morgan aims his gun at him, and gives him a chance to leave, but he declines. And when he is about to kill Carol, Morgan doesn't hesitate to shoot, killing him and saving Carol from certain death.
- Primo, portrayed by Jimmy Gonzales, is a member of Negan's group. He attempts escape with Daryl's renovated motorcycle, stolen from him by Dwight in "Always Accountable." He's shot in the head by Rick Grimes after he claims to be Negan.
- Donnie, portrayed by Rus Blackwell. is a member of Negan's group. Donnie ambushes Carol and Maggie, who are guarding the perimeter of the Saviors' compound. Carol shoots him in the arm, but spares his life. His arm is wrapped and is instructed not to remove it. When Maggie removes Donnie's tourniquet to let him bleed out, she realizes he's already dead. He later reanimates and infects Molly, but she stabs him in the head.
- Molly, portrayed by Jill Jane Clements, is an older savior. She is a chain smoker and has a bad cough. When Molly enters the room Carol was held in to check up on her, she is surprised and bitten in the arm by a zombified Donnie, who reanimated after bleeding to death. Maggie then attacks Molly from behind, takes her gun and uses it to bash in Molly's head.
- Jiro, portrayed by Rich Ceraulo, first appearing in "East," is a member of the Saviors. He speaks for a pick-up truck of Saviors and tries to capture Carol, who begins to fire on them. Carol kills most of them, but Jiro dodges the rain of bulletfire. He is discovered by Carol and is shot, later coup-de-grâce stabbed in the head by Rick.
- Michelle, portrayed by Jeananne Goossen, is member of the Saviors, who take captive Maggie and Carol. She is the counterpart to Maggie. Her boyfriend was blown up by Daryl and she stole gas to go find him, but was caught and her finger got chopped off as a punishment. She reveals she had a baby, but it died. When Michelle begins hearing gunshots coming from inside the compound, she runs out to investigate, but gets shot in the head by Carol.
- Cam, portrayed by Matt Lowe, is a member of the Saviors, he is hunting for Dwight, Honey and Tina. While in hiding, Daryl Dixon rustles some branches and distracts Cam, causing him to get bitten on the forearm by a walker pinned against the tree. Wade, the party leader, immediately uses a belt for a tourniquet and hacks off Cam's forearm without hesitation.
- Gavin, portrayed by Jayson Smith Warner, is main top lieutenant and the leader of a small group of Saviors in charge of collecting weekly offerings from the Kingdom. When Gavin and the Saviors attack the kingdom, they take Ezekiel captive, but Morgan and Carol rescue him by trapping Gavin and killing several of his men. Benjamin’s vengeful brother Henry appears and spears Gavin through his throat.
- Jared, portrayed by Joshua Mikel, is a member of the Saviors, he works for Gavin. This one causes the death to Benjamin when it shoots in the legs which causes that the Kingdom rises against Negan. He is captured by Paul "Jesus" Rovia and taken as a prisoner to the Hilltop colony. When the Saviors attack Hilltop he takes the opportunity to escape with other Saviors. Later, Jared and his company take Morgan and Rick as hostages but are released due to Rick’s deception claiming help against a swarm of walkers that invaded their refuge. Shortly after Morgan and Rick manage to kill the other men, Morgan fights with Jared and ends up caging him in with a multitude of walkers who end up devouring him.
- Arat, portrayed by Elizabeth Ludlow, is a female member of the Saviors, commissioned for confiscating supplies, weapons, and furniture of Alexandria, under Negan's orders.
- Joseph "Fat Joey", portrayed by Joshua Hoover, is a member of the Saviors. He is ordered to watch Daryl by Negan and is killed by Daryl when he escapes the Sanctuary.
- David, portrayed by Martinez, is a member of Negan's group. He is killed by Negan when attempts to rape Sasha.
- Gary, portrayed by Mike Seal, is a Savior, who raids Alexandria for supplies, weapons, and furniture. As Negan and Rick walk around, Gary approaches Negan with the video camera that Deanna used to interview Rick and the other new arrivals, by Arat and DJ when he was helping Simon in his mutiny against Negan, then Negan avoids his zombification with his "Lucille".
- Mark, portrayed by Griffin Freeman, is a member of the Saviors and Amber's ex-boyfriend. When he tried to escape with Amber, Negan punishes him by burning his face.
- Laura, portrayed by Lindsley Register, is a female member of the Saviors and she is the current lieutenant and second-in-command since "Worth", after finishing the war against Negan Laura decides to make peace with the militia.
- Isabelle, portrayed by Aerli Austen, is a member of Negan's group, when she was driving a pick-up truck by herself she notices a line of zombie corpses in the road. As she gets out to investigate, she is captured by Michonne. She is later shot in the head by Michonne.
- Roy, portrayed by Brian Stapf, is a member of the Saviors. He is bitten in the face by the zombified Sasha, killing him.
- Regina, portrayed by Traci Dinwiddie, is a female member of the Saviors and a top lieutenant high-ranking.
- Mara, portrayed by Lindsey Garrett, is a girl savior lieutenant, killed by the Militia when they killed several Saviors and allowed them to reanimate to use as additional troops.
- Morales, portrayed by Juan Pareja (already mentioned above as a member of the "Atlanta survivors"), is a member of the Saviors, featured in "The Damned". He surprises Rick and holds him by gunpoint inside a Savior outpost. Rick recognizes him and reminds him that he knew him from Atlanta, but Morales responds that those events were a long time ago. He informs Rick that he has called more Saviors for backup. However, he is found by Daryl, who immediately shots him in the head with a crossbow arrow, instantly killing him.
- Alden, portrayed by Callan McAuliffe, is a member of the Saviors who watches over the satellite outpost. When Jesus and the Militia take his group by surprise, he surrenders along with the rest of his group. Eventually, seeing the courage of Hilltop, he and other Saviors decide to join the ranks of Maggie.
- Todd, portrayed by Lee Norris, is a member of the Saviors. He is killed by Daryl by shooting him in the head with a gun.
- Gunther, portrayed by Whitmer Thomas, is a member of the Saviors. Appearing in "Some Guy", he kills Alvaro with a fatal gunshot through the chest and takes Ezekiel hostage. When he is about to stab Ezekiel, Jerry shows up and chops his body in half with his axe, killing him and saving his leader from certain death.
- Yago, portrayed by Charles Halford, is a member of the Saviors who manages Gavin's weapons base. During a chase, his truck is hijacked by Rick, who stabs him in the gut and throws him out of the vehicle, though not killing him. He died shortly thereafter of his wound and is stabbed in the head by Rick to prevent reanimation.
- Benjamin, portrayed by Logan Miller, is a young soldier from the Kingdom and Morgan's protégé. During a routine supply drop-off with a group of Saviors, led by Gavin, Jared shoots him in the leg which causes it to bleed out and later dies. Morgan avoids his zombification.
- Richard, portrayed by Karl Makinen, is a soldier from the Kingdom. He hates the Saviors and is obsessed to get rid of them, but is strangled and killed by Morgan after he indirectly causes Benjamin's death.
- Jerry, portrayed by Cooper Andrews, is a member of the Kingdom and Ezekiel's steward.
- Diane, portrayed by Kerry Cahill, one of Ezekiel's top soldiers, is an expert in the use of the bow and arrow.
- Daniel, portrayed by Daniel Newman, is one of Ezekiel's top soldiers. He is massacred together with other Kingdom soldiers in a surprise assault by a Savior using a machine gun. He later revives, but Alvaro puts him down.
- Alvaro, portrayed by Carlos Navarro, one of Ezekiel's top soldiers, is killed by Gunther, who takes Ezekiel hostage.
- Henry, portrayed by Macsen Lintz, is a resident of the Kingdom and Benjamin's naive younger brother.
- Kevin, portrayed by Jason Burkey, is a resident of the Kingdom.
- Nabila, portrayed by Nadine Marissa, is a gardener of the Kingdom.
- Shiva is a Bengal tiger and the loyal mascot of King Ezekiel. She is trained to attack those hostile to the Kingdom, including Saviors and walkers alike. However, she sacrifices herself to a horde of walkers to allow Ezekiel, Jerry, and Carol escape following a bloody conflict with the Saviors. In production, there is no actual tiger and, in most cases, she is added in as CGI in post-production. Where Shiva is shown interacting with other characters such as pouncing a character, this is done by an actor wearing a full blue body-suit to mimic the tiger's actions and using chroma-key effects in post-production to add the tiger's body.
- Natania, portrayed by Deborah May, is the leader of Oceanside. Aaron and Enid set out to Oceanside to recruit their assistance in the upcoming war but Natania is shot in self-defense by Enid when she attacks Aaron later that night.
- Cyndie, portrayed by Sydney Park, is a member of Oceanside and Natania's maternal granddaughter, who forms a friendship with Tara.
- Rachel, portrayed by Mimi Kirkland, is an aggressive young member of Oceanside, who does not support Tara.
- Beatrice, portrayed by Briana Venskus, is a top member of Oceanside.
- Kathy, portrayed by Nicole Barré, is a top member of Oceanside.
The Scavengers are a large group that first appears in "Rock in the Road." They live in a junkyard and are led by a woman named Jadis. In the season seven finale, they betray Rick, and reveal their service and loyalty to Negan, until the members are killed by Simon and shredded in the industrial shredder, they lose loyalty to Negan.
- Tamiel, portrayed by Sabrina Gennarino, is a member of the Scavengers and the right-hand of Jadis. Killed by Simon.
- Brion, portrayed by Thomas Francis Murphy, is a lieutenant member of the Scavengers. Killed by Simon.
- Winslow, portrayed by Gino Crognale, is a zombificated member of the Scavengers, nothing is known about Winslow's life prior to the outbreak. At some point in the apocalypse, Winslow was living in the Junkyard community, however, he later died of unknown causes. The residents of the Junkyard community did not put him down, but instead, covered him in armor and spikes. Winslow is first seen behind Rick, covered in armor and spikes after he is pushed into a pit. Rick is frightened by him. As Winslow comes closer, Rick tries to push him away, having one of his spikes go through his hand in the process. Winslow proceeds to come closer to Rick again, Rick kicks him away, cutting himself again. Rick then uses the wall of garbage to slow Winslow down. Winslow is buried in garbage and Rick decapitates him.
- Farron, portrayed by Anja Asktin, is a member of the Scavengers. When she and Michonne take sniper positions atop a townhouse as they prepare to battle the Saviors. When Michonne realizes the Scavengers betrayed Alexandria, she turns around to find Farron pointing her weapon at her. As a gun fight breaks out in the streets below, Farron and Michonne engage in a scuffle. As Farron bashes Michonne's head into the ground, Michonne grabs a piece of a broken flower pot and stabs Farron. However, Farron still manages to overcome Michonne, attempting to throw her over the balcony. With all of her might, Michonne is able to overpower Farron and send her over the balcony to her death. Her mangled body is observed in the streets as Rick and Carl search for Michonne.
- Judith Grimes is Lori's baby and Carl's sister. She was conceived with Shane sometime in season one and born in season three ("Killer Within"). Maggie delivers her via a crude C-section, using Carl's knife; Lori dies during childbirth. Daryl nicknames the baby "Lil' Asskicker" and Rick allows Carl to name her after his third grade teacher, Judith Mueller. Judith's fate is seemingly unknown following The Governor's final assault on the prison. Rick and Carl find Judith's empty car seat, stained heavily with blood, and presume her to be dead. However, it is revealed that Tyreese had rescued Judith before escaping from the prison with Lizzie and Mika; the three are walking through a forest, with Tyreese holding Judith in his arms, before they reunite with Carol.
- Ana, portrayed by Brina Palencia, is a survivor encountered by Rick and Carol while on a supply run. Ana, who has a limp, is holed up in a house with her boyfriend, Sam. She and Sam were separated from the refugee group they were with and left on their own for days. Rick gets to know them and decides they are worthy of joining the prison community. After Carol tends to Sam's wounds, Sam and Ana volunteer to help forage for supplies. Carol agrees, but Rick is reluctant, noting they seem ill-equipped to protect themselves. However, Rick reluctantly complies with the group consensus, gives them guns, and tells them to meet back at the house in two hours. Rick and Carol later discover Ana's tattooed leg amputated, and then some distance away her deceased body being devoured by walkers, with Sam nowhere to be found.
- Leon Basset, portrayed by Linds Edwards, is a deputy sheriff at the King County Police Department, who along with his partner Lambert Kendell, works with Rick and Shane. During the car chase in the pilot episode, Leon, along with Rick, Shane, and Lambert, prepare for gunfire. It is shown that Leon is new to firearms, as Rick instructs him how to use one in the field, and that post-apocalypse, Leon becomes a walker and is put down by Rick outside the station house before Rick leaves for Atlanta.
- Eastman, portrayed by John Carroll Lynch, is encountered when Morgan Jones leaves Kings county. He is a psychologist, who used to analyze prisoners. He eventually rehabilitates Morgan teaching him how a life is precious thus cementing Morgan's return to sanity.
- Felipe, portrayed by Noel Gugliemi, is a tough guy associate of Guillermo's and the grandson of "Abuela" (played by Gina Morelli). He is actually a nurse practitioner at the retirement home, who decides to stay behind with the rest of the "Vatos" and help the elderly.
- Guillermo, portrayed by Neil Brown Jr., his associate Felipe, and others protect a nursing home full of the elderly after it gets mostly abandoned. They come into conflict with Rick Grimes and his group when they fight over the weapons Rick dropped in downtown Atlanta. A deleted scene from the season two premiere reveals that most, if not all, of the nursing home survivors were killed execution style (hinting at the handiwork of humans) and not by walkers.
- Dr. Edwin Jenner, portrayed by Noah Emmerich, is the last surviving staff pathologist at the Atlanta CDC. Working with surviving samples of infected tissue, he attempts to create a possible cure, but repeatedly fails. When the Grimes group arrives at the CDC looking for help or survivors, he hesitates to assist and only allows them in once the walkers have them surrounded. He reveals that his wife succumbed to the disease and provided his few tissue samples; he later accidentally destroys them due to fatigue. Despairing, he attempts to lock the group in the CDC building, which is programmed to self-destruct when its fuel runs out. However, he relents and allows them to flee shortly before the building is destroyed. He and Jacqui elect to die in the explosion. Before parting ways with Rick for the last time, Jenner whispers to him (as revealed in the season two finale) that everyone carries the infection and will reanimate after expiring, no matter how they die.
- Duane Jones, portrayed by Adrian Kali Turner, is Morgan Jones' son. In the pilot episode, he finds Rick Grimes and knocks him out, mistaking him for a walker. Duane stays with his father when Rick offers to take them to Atlanta. When Rick encounters Morgan again in season three, Morgan explains that Duane was killed by his undead mother. "Duane Jones" also happens to be the name of the late actor, who starred as the heroic protagonist "Ben" in the original zombie movie Night of the Living Dead (1968). Whether or not Duane was put down by Morgan upon reanimating is unknown; it remains ambiguous whether Morgan put him down or allowed him to "survive" as a walker, like his mother.
- Lambert Kendal, portrayed by Jim Coleman, is a deputy sheriff working at the King County Sheriff's Department, along with his partner Leon Basset and co-workers Rick and Shane. He is seen during the car chase with Rick, Shane, and Leon in the pilot episode.
- Sam, portrayed by Robin Lord Taylor, is a survivor encountered by Rick and Carol on a supply run, holed up in the bathroom of an abandoned house with his girlfriend, Ana. They had come from a refugee center, became separated from their group, and were left out on their own for days. After Carol tends to Sam's dislocated arm and other wounds, Sam and Ana volunteer to help forage for supplies. Carol agrees, but Rick is reluctant, noting the pair seems ill-equipped to protect themselves. However, Rick reluctantly complies with the group consensus; he gives them guns and gives Sam his watch so Sam can know when two hours have passed so they can meet back at the house. Rick and Carol later discover Ana's deceased body being devoured by walkers, with Sam nowhere to be found. It is later revealed that Sam had been captured at Terminus, where he gets hit in the head with a baseball bat and then gets his throat slit to be bled out in a trough along with three other captives.
- Lieutenant Welles, portrayed by Julio Cedillo, is a National Guard pilot. After his helicopter crashes, he is the only survivor. The Governor finds Lieutenant Welles and brings him to Woodbury, where he has Dr. Stevens care for him. After discovering the whereabouts of Welles' men, The Governor takes his own enforcers and kills the soldiers, appropriating their food, supplies, and equipment. He later puts Lt. Welles' severed head in an aquarium, alongside other heads in his collection. It is unclear whether or not Welles' head was among those damaged in The Governor's struggle with Michonne.
- Siddiq, portrayed by Avi Nash, Siddiq debuts in the first episode of season eight, he is first seen surrendering to Carl and tells him that he hasn't ate in a few days. When Carl suddenly points a gun at Siddiq, he tries to calm Carl down and then Rick comes and fires a few warning shots which makes Siddiq run away. Later, Carl returns and leaves two cans of food with a note saying: "Sorry." Siddiq watches Carl from the bushes as he walks away.
- Georgie, portrayed by Jayne Atkinson, appears for the first time in "The Key". She is a leader of a mysterious humanitarian group who helps Maggie with supplies and food in exchange for some vinyl records. She also gives Maggie a book that would help her build the new civilization.
The Walking Dead comic book and the television series, based on it, are regarded as separate continuities. Therefore, regardless of any possible similarities between the two mediums, characters and events appearing in one have no effect on the continuity of the other.
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