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From left to right: Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Greg Nicotero (producer), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Melissa McBride (Carol), Lennie James (Morgan), Chandler Riggs (Carl), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Alanna Masterson (Tara), and Seth Gilliam (Gabriel) on a panel for the series at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 21, 2017

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.


Main cast

Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Template:Sort name Grimes, RickRick Grimes Main
Template:Sort name Walsh, ShaneShane Walsh Main Special Guest Special Guest
Callies, Sarah WayneSarah Wayne Callies Grimes, LoriLori Grimes Main
Holden, LaurieLaurie Holden , AndreaAndrea Main
DeMunn, JeffreyJeffrey DeMunn Horvath, DaleDale Horvath Main
Yeun, StevenSteven Yeun Rhee, GlennGlenn Rhee Main[lower-alpha 1]
Riggs, ChandlerChandler Riggs Grimes, CarlCarl Grimes Main
Reedus, NormanNorman Reedus Dixon, DarylDaryl Dixon Recurring Main
McBride, MelissaMelissa McBride Peletier, CarolCarol Peletier Recurring Also Starring Main
Cohan, LaurenLauren Cohan Greene, MaggieMaggie Greene Recurring Main
Gurira, DanaiDanai Gurira Michonne Stand-in Main
Wilson, ScottScott Wilson Greene, HershelHershel Greene Recurring Also Starring Main Special Guest
Rooker, MichaelMichael Rooker Dixon, MerleMerle Dixon Guest Main
Morrissey, DavidDavid Morrissey Philip "The Governor" Blake Main Special Guest
Kinney, EmilyEmily Kinney Greene, BethBeth Greene Recurring Also Starring Main
L. Coleman, ChadChad L. Coleman Tyreese Williams Recurring Also Starring Main
Martin-Green, SonequaSonequa Martin-Green Sasha Williams Recurring Also Starring Main Special Guest
Gilliard Jr., LawrenceLawrence Gilliard Jr. Stookey, BobBob Stookey Also Starring
Cudlitz, MichaelMichael Cudlitz Ford, AbrahamAbraham Ford Recurring Main[lower-alpha 2]
McDermitt, JoshJosh McDermitt Porter, EugeneEugene Porter Recurring Also Starring Main
Serratos, ChristianChristian Serratos Espinosa, RositaRosita Espinosa Recurring Also Starring Main
Masterson, AlannaAlanna Masterson Chambler, TaraTara Chambler Recurring Also Starring Main
West, Andrew J.Andrew J. West Gareth Guest Also Starring
Gilliam, SethSeth Gilliam Gabriel Stokes Also Starring Main
James, LennieLennie James Jones, MorganMorgan Jones Guest Special Guest Recurring Main
Breckenridge, AlexandraAlexandra Breckenridge Anderson, JessieJessie Anderson Recurring Also Starring
Marquand, RossRoss Marquand Aaron Recurring Also Starring Main
Nichols, AustinAustin Nichols Spencer Monroe Recurring Also Starring
Feldshuh, TovahTovah Feldshuh Monroe, DeannaDeanna Monroe Recurring Also Starring
Morgan, Jeffrey DeanJeffrey Dean Morgan Negan Special Guest Main
Amelio, AustinAustin Amelio Dwight Recurring Also Starring
Payne, TomTom Payne Paul "Jesus" Rovia Recurring Also Starring Main
Berkeley, XanderXander Berkeley Gregory Guest Also Starring[lower-alpha 3]
Khary Payton Ezekiel Recurring Also Starring Main
Ogg, StevenSteven Ogg Simon Guest Recurring Also Starring
Katelyn Nacon Enid Guest Recurring Also Starring Main
Pollyanna McIntosh Anne "Jadis" Recurring Also Starring
Callan McAuliffe Alden Recurring Also Starring
Avi Nash Siddiq Recurring Also Starring
Samantha Morton Alpha Main


  1. Steven Yeun is credited as a series regular for the first episode of season 7.
  2. Michael Cudlitz is credited as a series regular for the first episode of season 7.
  3. Xander Berkeley is credited as a series regular for the first episode of season 9.

Recurring cast

Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Emma Bell Amy Recurring Guest
Andrew Rothenberg Jim Recurring Guest
IronE Singleton Theodore "T-Dog" Douglas Recurring
Juan Pareja Morales Recurring Guest
Jeryl Prescott Sales Jacqui Recurring Guest
Adam Minarovich Ed Peletier Recurring Guest
Madison Lintz Sophia Peletier Recurring
Viviana Chavez Miranda Morales Recurring
Maddie Lomax Eliza Morales Recurring
Noah Lomax Louis Morales Recurring
Pruitt Taylor Vince Otis Recurring
Jane McNeill Patricia Recurring
Michael Zegen Randall Culver Recurring
James Allen McCune Jimmy Recurring
Brandon Fobbs Terry Guest Recurring Guest
Aldis Hodge Mike Guest Recurring Guest
Lew Temple Axel Recurring
Markice Moore Andrew Recurring
Lawrence Kao Tim Recurring
Alexa Nikolas Haley Recurring
Dallas Roberts Milton Mamet Recurring
Tyler Chase Ben Recurring
Vincent M. Ward Oscar Recurring
Daniel Thomas May Allen Recurring Guest
Travis Love Shumpert Recurring Guest
Jose Pablo Cantillo Caesar Martinez Recurring Guest
Melissa Ponzio Karen Recurring Guest
Various Judith Grimes Recurring
Cailey Fleming Recurring
Vincent Martella Patrick Recurring
Kennedy Brice Molly Recurring
Audrey Marie Anderson Lilly Chambler Recurring
Meyrick Murphy Meghan Chambler Recurring
Marcus Hester Len Recurring
Keith Brooks Dan Recurring
J. D. Evermore Harley Recurring
Eric Mendenhall Billy Recurring
Sunkrish Bala Dr. Caleb Subramanian Recurring
Luke Donaldson Luke Recurring
Sherry Richards Jeanette Recurring
Jeff Kober Joe Recurring
Davi Jay Tony Recurring
Brandon Carroll David Recurring Guest
Kerry Condon Clara Recurring
Juliana Harkavy Alisha Recurring
Denise Crosby Mary Recurring Guest
Brighton Sharbino Lizzie Samuels Recurring Special Guest
Kyla Kenedy Mika Samuels Recurring Special Guest
Tyler James Williams Noah Recurring
Chris Coy Martin Recurring
Ricky Wayne O'Donnell Recurring
Christine Woods Dawn Lerner Recurring
Erik Jensen Dr. Steven Edwards Recurring
Teri Wyble Amanda Shepherd Recurring
Steve Coulter Reg Monroe Recurring
Daniel Bonjour Aiden Monroe Recurring
Corey Brill Pete Anderson Recurring
April Billingsley Theresa Recurring
Tiffany Morgan Erin Recurring Guest
Major Dodson Sam Anderson Recurring
Austin Abrams Ron Anderson Recurring
Michael Traynor Nicholas Recurring
Jason Douglas Tobin Recurring
Ann Mahoney Olivia Recurring
Jordan Woods-Robinson Eric Raleigh Recurring
Dahlia Legault Francine Guest Recurring Guest
Mandi Christine Kerr Barbara Guest Recurring Guest Recurring Guest
David Marshall Silverman Kent Guest Recurring
Ted Huckabee Bruce Guest Recurring Guest Recurring
Benedict Samuel Owen Guest Recurring
Merritt Wever Dr. Denise Cloyd Recurring
Jay Huguley David Recurring
Corey Hawkins Heath Recurring Guest
Kenric Green Scott Recurring
Vanessa Cloke Anna Recurring Guest
Daniel Newman Daniel Guest Recurring
Christine Evangelista Sherry Guest Recurring
Peter Zimmerman Eduardo Guest Recurring
James Chen Kal Guest Recurring
Karen Ceesay Bertie Guest Recurring Guest
R. Keith Harris Dr. Harlan Carson Guest Recurring
Elizabeth Ludlow Arat Recurring
Lindsley Register Laura Recurring
Mike Seal Gary Recurring
Jayson Warner Smith Gavin Recurring
Joshua Mikel Jared Recurring
Macsen Lintz Henry Recurring Guest
Matt Lintz Recurring
Logan Miller Benjamin Recurring
Cooper Andrews Jerry Recurring
Kerry Cahill Dianne Recurring
Carlos Navarro Alvaro Recurring
Karl Makinen Richard Recurring
Sydney Park Cyndie Guest Recurring
Briana Venskus Beatrice Guest Recurring
Mimi Kirkland Rachel Ward Guest Recurring Guest
Avianna Mynhier Guest
Nicole Barré Kathy Guest Recurring
Nadine Marissa Nabila Guest Recurring
Traci Dinwiddie Regina Recurring
Various Gracie Recurring Guest
Anabelle Holloway Recurring
Matt Mangum D.J. Recurring
Aaron Farb Norris Recurring
Brett Butler Tammy Rose Sutton Recurring
John Finn Earl Sutton Recurring
Gustavo Gomez Marco Recurring
Rhys Coiro Jed Recurring
Nadia Hilker Magna Recurring
Eleanor Matsuura Yumiko Recurring
Dan Fogler Luke Recurring
Lauren Ridloff Connie Recurring
Angel Theory Kelly Recurring
Antony Azor Rick "R.J." Grimes Jr. Recurring
Kelley Mack Adeline Recurring
Jackson Pace Gage Recurring
Joe Ando Hirsh Rodney Recurring
Cassady McClincy Lydia Recurring
Ryan Hurst Beta Recurring

Main characters

Rick Grimes

Andrew Lincoln

Rick Grimes, portrayed by Andrew Lincoln, is a former sheriff's deputy from the fictitious King County in Georgia. He is often described as an everyman[1][2][3]—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 cannot protect themselves may pull him away from his family, causing tension within his marriage with Lori and his relationship with his son, Carl.

Rick is the first main character we meet in the first episode. During an arrest, he is shot and spends time in a hospital in a coma. When he awakens, he discovers that "walkers" have begun to take over and the world as he knew it is gone. Thus begins an odyssey, first to find his family, then to keep them safe.

As time passes Rick loses his wife Lori who in a cesarean dies bleeding when she gives birth to Judith. Later he meets Michonne, and distrusts her for a long time. Later, they form a strong bond. While he knows Judith is not his biological child, Rick is a true father to her and to Carl. He becomes a father again with Michonne, but as of Season 9, he did not know of this son's existence; he exited the story before the son was born.

After several seasons that consist mostly of wandering as the leader of an increasingly large group, Rick finds a home of sorts in the Alexandria Safe Zone. Here his relationship with Michonne begins. However, this is interrupted by the arrival of The Saviors. The ruthlessness of their leader Negan forces Rick to choose a submissive role in the hope of keeping the community safe. Over the course of seasons 7, 8, and 9, Rick forms alliances with Hilltop and the Kingdom and decides to make war on Negan, Carl dies when a walker bites him. Carl's last wish was for his father to find a way to forgive Negan and even join forces with him so that a large, strong community can live in peace, safe from walkers. Rick is torn between his desire for revenge and his son's wish for reconciliation, and at the end of Season 8, he manages to find a middle ground by almost but not quite killing Negan and deciding to keep him in a cell in Alexandria. When Rick and the communities build a bridge there is chaos with the rebellious saviors and conflict with members of his group who believe Negan should die in retribution for murdering Abraham and Glenn. In the midst of the conflict, Rick is critically wounded; the bridge is blown up, and Rick is presumed dead. However, unbeknownst to Michonne, Daryl, and the rest of the community, a nearly dead Rick is discovered by Jadis, who arranges him to be taken off in a helicopter with her, to an unknown destination.[4][5]

Shane Walsh

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Jon Bernthal

Shane Walsh, portrayed by Jon Bernthal,[6] 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. After the walkers begin to take over, Shane goes to visit Rick in the hospital, where he has lain in a coma since being shot. He cannot save Rick (and he also welcomes this opportunity to take Rick's place with Lori and Carl), but he blocks the hospital door with a gurney and hopes Rick will die quietly of natural causes. Until Rick's recovery and reappearance, Shane led the group of Atlanta survivors and was Lori's lover. His fixation on Lori becomes very obsessive and deranged, though he tries to acclimate to the reality of Rick as leader of the group and Lori's rightful husband. Shane shows a ruthless side, allowing Otis to be killed by walkers so that he can escape. Rick eventually confronts him for all his atrocities but even so he forgives him. Later Shane formulates a plan to kill Rick but fails. Rick ends his life with a knife in the chest and then Carl ends his reanimation.

Lori Grimes

Sarah Wayne Callies

Lori Grimes, portrayed by Sarah Wayne Callies,[7] is Rick's wife, and Carl and Judith's mother. In the first season, Lori believes that Rick has died in the hospital from a gunshot wound, while the walkers are taking over, creating chaos and forcing Lori and Carl to run, under the protection of Shane. A few episodes later, they find out Rick is alive. When Rick reunites with Lori, this attracts the harassment of Shane who gradually becomes more and more hostile even when he knows that she is expecting a child of his. Rick manages to learn about this event afterwards. From their escape from Hershel’s farm to their endeavor to take up residence at a 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.


Laurie Holden

Andrea, portrayed by Laurie Holden,[8] 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 gains 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 an undead 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.

Dale Horvath

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Jeffrey DeMunn

Dale Horvath, portrayed by Jeffrey DeMunn,[9] 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 mortally wounded by a walker, who was accidentally lured by Carl earlier that day. At his own request, Daryl mercy kills Dale when his injuries are revealed to be beyond treatment and he begins to slowly suffer to death. Dale's death causes the group to reevaluate their unity and allow Randall to live.

Glenn Rhee

Steven Yeun

Glenn Rhee, portrayed by Steven Yeun,[10] is a former pizza delivery boy from Atlanta, who knows every shortcut in Atlanta. Glenn saves Rick's life at the beginning of the outbreak and helps him find his wife Lori and son Carl. As time goes by, Glenn becomes a very important member of the Hershel-inspired group as well as a supply courier in his experience of knowing the streets. While at the farm, he meets Hershel's daughter Maggie, the two fall in love and marry, eventually with Hershel's blessing. Together they manage to pass many hard tests as they travel northward, eventually arriving at Alexandria. 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.

Carl Grimes

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Chandler Riggs

Carl Grimes, portrayed by Chandler Riggs,[11] is the son of Rick and Lori, and Judith's older brother. Carl's innocence diminishes as he begins to discover and experience the brutality in this world. While approaching a deer in the woods, he is accidentally shot by Hershel's friend Otis. Hershel manages to save Carl's life. In later episodes set in the prison, Carl witnesses his mother's death during childbirth and assumes the responsibility for putting a bullet in her brain to halt reanimation.

Carl's emotional equilibrium is stabilized upon arrival at Alexandria. He begins to form friendships with the original residents there, and with Enid, a young girl who narrowly escaped the walkers after they killed her parents. When a walking swarm invades the community, Carl accidentally receives a shot in the right eye but manages to recover and adapts in the moral balance until the arrival of Negan. During the war against Negan, Carl hatches a daring plan to infiltrate the Sanctuary and kill Negan. However, they end up forming a wary alliance. Negan is hugely impressed with Carl's determination and frequently makes comparisons between Carl and his father Rick. Nonetheless, Negan never hesitates to endanger Carl's life, first by threatening to amputate his arm (Rick begs Negan not to, but Carl says "Let him do it, Dad."), and then by threatening to bludgeon Carl just before Hilltop, the Kingdom and Oceanside repel the Saviours. Later, Carl meets Siddiq and decides to help him repel a walker attack, but is bitten on the torso by a walker. Some days later, during a Savior attack, Carl reveals the secret to his father, Michonne and the group. He reveals to his father that he wrote several letters to family and friends (including Negan), and commits suicide to prevent his reanimation.

Daryl Dixon

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Norman Reedus

Daryl Dixon, portrayed by Norman Reedus,[12] is Merle's younger brother. A Southern redneck with a tough background, Daryl is a survivalist and member of the Atlanta band. At first he held hostility towards the Atlanta group but with the passage of time, he quickly becomes one of Rick's closest confidantes and a leader within the group. Daryl is Rick's best friend and his right-hand man.

Daryl keeps mainly to himself, reluctant to reveal his emotional inner life. He feels great guilt over the death of his older brother Merle, his inability to find Carol's daughter Sophia before the walkers do, the murder of Beth at Grady Hospital, and his inadvertent role in the death of Glenn. After Negan's murdering rampage, Daryl is captured, imprisoned and tortured by Negan and the Saviors. Negan's followers all declare their fidelity to Negan by saying "I am Negan." However, despite weeks of torture and deprivation, Daryl never fails to respond "I am Daryl," and eventually earns Negan's grudging respect. Daryl's other enemy during this time is Dwight. If ever anyone deserved to be killed by Daryl, it is Dwight, but Daryl gives Dwight a car to escape from Negan's circle of influence, with the only condition being that Dwight never return if he doesn't want to be killed. In Season 9, Daryl helps Michonne rescue Judith from a ruthless woman who has trained a group of children to kill. He and Michonne both are branded with the letter X on their backs.

Carol Peletier

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Melissa McBride

Carol Peletier, portrayed by Melissa McBride,[13] is Sophia's protective mother and Ed's abused wife. After Sophia's death, Carol begins to form a great strength in her, becoming a very important component in the group and is able to do anything to keep the group intact. She begins to show a ruthless side that worries Rick, who exiles her while they are at the prison. However, Carol later earns her way back into Rick's inner circle. She promises Mika and Lizzie's dying father that she will take care of his daughters and does her best to keep this promise, even after discovering that Lizzie is insane and attempting to befriend walkers. Ultimately, Carol is forced to kill Lizzie after Lizzie kills her sister in an attempt to turn her into a walker playmate.

Carol proves to be a very strong and skilled member during the rescue of Rick's group in Terminus, the attack of the wolves in Alexandria and the war against Negan and the Saviors. She later marries Ezekiel and the two adopt Henry as their own son. When Carol discovers that Alpha murdered Henry, she is totally devastated and unable to sustain Ezekiel's fantasy of Carol as his "queen." She separates from him during the blizzard at the end of Season 9, and returns to Alexandria.

Throughout the series, Carol has formed a strong but gentle bond with Daryl. Numerous times, each believes the other to be dead, and their later reunions are joyous.

Maggie Greene

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Lauren Cohan

Maggie Greene, portrayed by Lauren Cohan,[14] is Hershel's daughter and Beth's elder half-sister. A tomboy at heart, she scavenges supplies from the local town. When she meets Glenn, they first form a sexual relationship and soon fall in love and marry in the prison. Over the course of time both go through hard tests which makes Glenn a pillar, a sustenance in the life of Maggie for her moral balance. She also forms a strong bond of friendship with Sasha. During the arrival at Alexandria, Maggie reveals that she is pregnant with Glenn. After the introduction of Paul Rovio, aka Jesus, Maggie is part of an advance group that visits Hilltop and attempts to form an alliance with their leader, Gregory. However, Gregory is arrogant, determined not to relinquish his position of power (or even to admit he can use help), and rebuffs Maggie disrespectfully. As the war with Negan and the Saviors intensifies, Gregory sees no choice but to join forces with Negan. Maggie by this time has made Hilltop her home. She has become a widow, with Glenn being bludgeoned to death by Negan. From that point, her dual focus is to safely deliver the baby and to avenge Glenn's death. She assumes a leadership role at Hilltop; Gregory hates her and continually tries to undermine her. Rick comes close to killing Negan in the final battle but chooses to honor Carl's memory by imprisoning Negan for life. Maggie protests this loudly. She and Daryl (who also suffered at Negan's hands) agree that Negan should not be allowed to live, but they wait and watch for a good opportunity. Meanwhile, Maggie is still attempting to lead Hilltop as best she can. One final betrayal by Gregory is one too many. Maggie decides to make an example of Gregory (and eliminate his trouble-making once and for all), by hanging him. She soon sees repeated attempts by the Saviors to sabotage and undermine Rick's work; she decides the time has come to kill Negan. However, she visits him in prison and sees that he is broken and no longer the tyrannical terrorist who killed Glenn. She returns to Hilltop, then during the time jump in season 9, she goes with Georgie to work on the growth of the communities.


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Danai Gurira

Michonne, portrayed by Danai Gurira,[15] is a resourceful and self-sufficient katana-wielding survivor. Michonne met Andrea and began to open up; they developed a close friendship while they survived together. Eventually they met The Governor and were taken to Woodbury. While Andrea was initially smitten with the Governor, Michonne never trusted him or the make-believe world he tried to create. She attempted to join Rick's group, but he did not initially trust her. In the final battle against the Governor, Michonne saved Rick's life by cutting the Governor's throat. After that, they coexisted well, all the way to Alexandria. The day after Rick captured Paul Rovio aka Jesus, he returned home to Alexandria and in the course of a relaxing evening, he and Michonne began a permanent romantic relationship. At the time of Rick's presumed death. she was pregnant with Rick's son R.J. She assumed the position of leader of the Safe Zone of Alexandria, but due to her frightening encounter with her old college friend Jocelyn, she became exceedingly wary of anyone outside Alexandria for some years, but ultimately was persuaded to reconcile with Hilltop, the Kingdom and Oceanside. She is conflicted about Judith's friendship with the still-imprisoned Negan.

Merle Dixon

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Michael Rooker

Merle Dixon, portrayed by Michael Rooker,[16] 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.

The Governor

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David Morrissey

The Governor (real name, Phillip Blake), portrayed by David Morrissey,[17] He l, insensitive, savage, ruthless, brutal, psychopathic and very intelligent and seductive man is willing to kill anyone to secure the necessary supplies to strengthen the city. The Governor is a strong leader for the members of his group, He loses his left eye in a fight with Michonne in which he almost costs his life. It has caused the deaths of Hershel Greene, Merle Dixon, Andrea, Axel and Martinez. In the final battle when he was about to kill Rick, The Governor is stabbed in the back by Michonne. Later, Lilly shoots him in the head.

Hershel Greene

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Scott Wilson

Hershel Greene, portrayed by Scott Wilson,[18] is a veterinarian and farmer, for many years with his family. Hershel is the father of Maggie Greene and Beth Greene. He married twice, his first wife was Josephine Greene and his second wife was Annette Greene, who brought his son from a previous marriage. Soon it is revealed that Hershel was keeping walkers in his barn, he simply believed that they are sick people, but not dead. When Shane opens the barn and the group kills all the walkers inside, his vision of the world is devastated, Rick helps him to raise morale and with the passage of time, Hershel becomes a mentor for Rick Grimes and the compass moral of the group. In the final battle against The Governor, Hershel is beheaded by the latter. Later, Michonne finishes it after reanimation.

Beth Greene

Emily Kinney

Beth Greene, portrayed by Emily Kinney,[19] She is the youngest daughter of Annette and Hershel Greene and the half sister of Maggie Greene and Shawn. She was in a relationship with Jimmy, another member of the Hershel's farm group. After his death, she later started a relationship with Zach, who also died. She later formed a brief bond with Daryl Dixon until she was abducted by police officers enlisted in the service under Dawn Lerner and forced to remain at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. Beth is accidentally shot in the head by Dawn, who was then shot dead by Daryl.

Tyreese Williams

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Chad L. Coleman

Tyreese Williams, portrayed by Chad L. Coleman,[20] is the leader of a group of Jacksonville, Florida, which includes his sister Sasha, as well as Allen's family. During his stay in Woodbury, Karen and Sasha discover the sinister personality of the Governor and upon arriving at the prison, formed a relationship with his surviving Woodbury companion, Karen. After the death of Karen and the fall of the prison, he became the main caretaker of Judith Grimes and also of Lizzie and Mika Samuels temporarily, when he learned of the death of his partner at the hands of Carol, he forgives her, when he went with Carol to rescue his friends in Terminus and he forgives the life of a cannibal named Martin who attempted the life of the baby Judith initiates a great friendship with Rick. He is bitten on his arm by Noah's zombified brother and is amputated, which causes him to die from loss of blood. Later, Michonne avoids her reanimation.

Sasha Williams

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Sonequa Martin-Green

Sasha Williams, portrayed by Sonequa Martin-Green,[21] is a former firefighter from Jacksonville, Florida and Tyreese's young sister. After the fall of the prison, he formed a relationship with his newcomer, Bob Stookey. After the death of Bob and Tyreese, she suffers from severe anguish and post-traumatic stress disorder, which leads her to isolate herself and refuses to invest in the community of Alexandria. She forms a deep and romantic relationship with Abraham Ford in which she and the sergeant share a common experience with post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal imprudence. Later, Abraham is killed by Negan. During an attempt to attack Negan, Sasha is kidnapped and then commits suicide by taking a cyanide tablet from Eugene Porter, is seen as a walker when Negan takes her back to Alexandria. Later, Maggie and Jesus end their reanimation.

Bob Stookey


Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

Bob Stookey, portrayed by Lawrence Gilliard Jr.,[22] is a former army medic, he is an alcoholic, but he struggles to get rid of vice, which causes him problems with the group. As time passes, this develops an attraction to Sasha with whom he subsequently maintains a loving relationship, in turn Bob has developed a renewed sense of optimism after surviving the fall of the prison. During his stay in the church of Ft. Gabriel Stokes, he leaves with Rick, Gabriel and Michonne in a food run and is bitten by a walker, after a banquet he leaves the church and starts crying saying goodbye to Sasha, then he is kidnapped by the residents of Terminus, who retaliate against him. and he discovers in a horrified way that his leg is being cannibalized. he laughs and hysterically mocks them, saying that he is "contaminated meat" and shows them his bitten shoulder. In response, the hunters savagely beat him and leave him outside the church, where he meets the group. Soon after, the group murders all the hunters and dies the next morning. However, a disconsolate Sasha did not have enough strength to avoid resuscitation and Tyreese stabs him in the head.

Abraham Ford

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Michael Cudlitz

Sergeant Abraham Ford, portrayed by Michael Cudlitz,[23] is a survivor and former member of the military, he has a relationship with Rosita. 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 by walkers, 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. During his stay in Alexandria, he reconciles with Eugene and assumes the position of community construction leader, ends with Rosita and begins a deep relationship with Sasha Williams. He is brutally murdered by Negan, who repeatedly clubbed him in the head with his barbed-wired baseball bat "Lucillle."

Eugene Porter

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Josh McDermitt

Dr. Eugene Porter, portrayed by Josh McDermitt,[24] is a survivor and member of Abraham Ford's group and this is defined by being a coward, shy but at the same time is very intelligent that always seeks the safest for survival, so much so that I get to get a temporary antagonism with Rick's group, when I step into the ranks of The Saviors. At the beginning he pretended to be a scientist who said he had a cure against the walking virus and that he was taken to Washington DC. to be able to proceed against the virus, when he revealed his lie, he said that Washington has potential in fortified walls, this almost costs his life at the hands of Abraham, when they reach Alexandria they forgive each other. Months after Negan's defeat, Eugene becomes crucial in helping advance and develop the communities. Years after Rick's disappearance at the destruction of the bridge, Eugene and Rosita become the first members of the group to encounter the Whisperers.

Rosita Espinosa

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Christian Serratos

Rosita Espinosa, portrayed by Christian Serratos,[25] is a survivor and a member of Abraham Ford's group, with whom she is in a relationship with Abraham, who is protective of those around her, and she is optimistic and pragmatic. When she ended her relationship with Abraham, she had sexual relation with Spencer, his way of being caused to put the group in trouble. However when Abraham and Spencer die at the hands of Negan she decided to take revenge, but after finishing the war against Negan, she starts a relationship with Gabriel, and later it is revealed that she was Siddiq's lover and is pregnant with him.

Tara Chambler

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Alanna Masterson

Tara Chambler, portrayed by Alanna Masterson,[26] 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. After welcoming the Governor (under the alias of "Brian Heriot") into her apartment. She was with The Governor to attack the prison, she immediately realized the true personality of the Governor, after the fall of the prison his family dies and Tara helps Glenn to seek for Maggie, then they join the group Abraham, Rosita and Eugene When they meet again with Rick and the others Tara is well received in the group. Tara is a lesbian and is characterized by being optimistic, affectionate and very overprotective with those around her, when she arrives in Alexandria she is given the position of supply runner, she forms a great bond with Glenn, Rosita and Eugene who were with her when she was seriously injured in a supply run, her participation in the war against The Saviors was very important, after the war, Tara moves to Hilltop and when Maggie leaves, she becomes the right-hand of Jesus who takes over Hilltop, when Jesus dies, Tara takes over Hilltop. Tara is killed by Alpha, it is revealed that she is decapitated and her head appears on one of the spikes.

Gabriel Stokes

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Seth Gilliam

Gabriel Stokes, portrayed by Seth Gilliam,[27] is a priest at a small parish church outside Atlanta. He entrenched himself within 17 to 18 months, tormented by memories of letting his former parishioners die, until he joined Rick Grimes' group. Since then, he did not agree with killing the walkers and the hostile people, he had many differences with the group, but over time Gabriel becomes a very important complement for the group forming a great trust and friendship with Rick. In the war against The Saviors, he was captured by them, even so, almost blind from an infection and suffering a crisis of faith, he played a vital role in defeating the Saviors, restoring their faith in the process. After the fall of Negan, Gabriel forms a brief romance with Anne and she disappears, six years after the presumed death of Rick becomes counselor in Alexandria and starts a relationship with Rosita Espinosa.


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Andrew J. West

Gareth, portrayed by Andrew J. West,[28] 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' 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 (as per a promise Rick made to Gareth in Terminus).

Morgan Jones

Lennie James

Morgan Jones, portrayed by Lennie James,[29] is a survivor staying in Rick Grimes' hometown with his son, Duane. Initially, he suffers from the loss of his wife Jenny at the beginning of the outbreak, 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, which leads him to Fear the Walking Dead.

Jessie Anderson

Alexandra Breckenridge

Jessie Anderson, portrayed by Alexandra Breckenridge,[30] 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 that the two have a 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 does not pull Carl into the herd with her. She and her sons are buried together at Alexandria once the herd is destroyed.


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Ross Marquand

Aaron, portrayed by Ross Marquand,[31] is a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe Zone community, and generally has a cheerful, outgoing personality, openly homosexual maintains a relationship with Eric Raeligh with whom he traveled with him to recruit Rick's group, a Despite losing Eric in the war against the Saviors, Aaron was an important element for the defeat of Negan and his followers, after the defeat of Negan, Aaron develops an affair with Jesus and in the construction of the bridge loses the left arm accident caused by rebellious saviors.

Spencer Monroe

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Austin Nichols

Spencer Monroe, portrayed by Austin Nichols,[32] A resident of Alexandria and son of Reg and Deanna Monroe and brother of Aiden. When Rosita ends with Abraham, she has sex with him, develops a quarrel with Rick Grimes for the death of his family and how he has handled himself with The Saviors. 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.

Deanna Monroe

Tovah Feldshuh

Deanna Monroe, portrayed by Tovah Feldshuh,[33] is a former Congresswoman and the leader of the Alexandria Safe Zone, mother of Aiden and Spencer Monroe and the wife of Reg. Rick made her see how weak the community was, she finally realizes that Rick is a great element for the community. When Pete assassinates Reg, she orders Rick to eliminate him and the latter kills him, being devastated by the death of her husband. She passes part of her leadership to Rick Grimes and before dying she declares him leader. During the invasion walker in Alexandria she is bitten by a walker and later Spencer finishes it after reanimation.


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Austin Amelio

Dwight, portrayed by Austin Amelio,[34] is a ruthless but reluctant member of the Saviors who forms a hostile rivalry with Daryl. In the episode "Twice as Far" reappears with a captive Eugene and murders Denise, you see half of the burned face, tries to subjugate Daryl and Rosita, but they are saved by Abraham and Eugene who bites his crotch. Dwight acquires a rank of lieutenant within the group of the Saviors, after the deaths of Glenn and Abraham, Dwight is commissioned to keep Daryl imprisoned by orders of Negan but his wife Sherry helps him escape and his wife escapes from the Sanctuary to an unknown location, this causes Dwight forms quite a grudge against Negan which reveals that Negan burned his face when he left The Sanctuary, for these reasons, forming alliances with Rick, who decides to work as a double agent in the war against The Saviors, after the Negan's defeat, Daryl expels him and threatens to kill him if he sees him again, he takes the decision to look for his wife Sherry.


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Tom Payne

Paul "Jesus" Rovia, portrayed by Tom Payne,[35] is a scout from the Hilltop colony, he has great skills in hand-to-hand fighting, he took the Rick group to the Hilltop colony and was a very important piece for the war against Negan, when Maggie overthrows Gregory's leadership, He turns his right hand, adviser and especially is the moral compass of the group, After the defeat of The Saviors, Jesus became an intimate friend of Aaron and when Maggie leaves Hilltop this assumes his position. In "Evolution", after finding Eugene with Daryl and Aaron and trying to return home, Jesus is stabbed in the heart and killed by a Whisperer.


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Xander Berkeley

Gregory, portrayed by Xander Berkeley,[35] 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 is the arrogant, treacherous, cowardly and selfish, his leadership led Hilltop to the subjugation of Negan and his men called "The Saviors", his leadership began to decline with the arrival of Maggie who helped the community to rise up against The Saviors, by winning the Hilltop war I thrive and Gregory's charge collapsed leaving Maggie as his replacement. After trying to get Maggie assassinated, Gregory is executed by hanging.


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Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Negan, portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan,[36] is a totalitarian and manipulative dictator who made his first appearance in the sixth-season finale. He is the psychopathic and merciless leader of a vast organization of hostile survivors called the Saviors that he rules with tyranny. has gathered together strong men and leads them in terrorizing nearby survivor communities in exchange for food and supplies. Negan sets out for revenge against Rick's group after they kill some members of his gang. He has some trackers find the Safe-Zone while he and the rest of his gang follow and ambush the group during their trip to the Hilltop, Negan brutally murders Glenn and Abraham with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire he calls "Lucille". After that the Safe-Zone Community gives him half the supplies to prevent him from killing any more of their members, but still murders Olivia and Spencer, why Rick plans a war against Negan. Negan is notable for using excessive profanity when he speaks, even to his own men, despite everything Negan has always wanted to maintain a balance with his people and showed it when he had to end the life of his right hand, Simon who was betraying him and in turn was a threat to his men and his resources for his community. During the final conflict Negan is defeated, after the war Negan is kept as a prisoner in the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Over time, Negan's antagonism diminishes and his mental stability improves, when he forms a bond with Judith. In the episode "The Storm" Negan proposes Michonne to combine forces against Alpha and The Whisperers.


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Khary Payton

King Ezekiel, portrayed by Khary Payton,[37] is the leader of a community known as the Kingdom, accompanied by his Bengal tiger Shiva, has always been a pacifist leader, although his community lived in the terrified subjugation of The Saviors, Rick proposed to form an alliance to end the tyranny of Negan, when The Saviors kills Benjamin, Ezekiel changes his mind and decides to combine forces with Rick and Hilltop. However, the three combined forces manage to defeat Negan. Six years after the defeat of Negan. King Ezekiel marries Carol and adopts Henry as his son. After the death of Henry his relationship with Carol falls apart and they both separate.


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Steven Ogg

Simon, portrayed by Steven Ogg,[38] is a psychopath high-ranking member of the Saviors who serves as Negan's right-hand man. This was shown loyal to Negan, until the time of the war as he began to have differences with Negan and did not hide his intentions to overthrow his leadership, his deranged way of being endangered the sanctuary and in an attempt to kill Negan. This last forgives him, in his second and last attempt, Negan discovers him and invites him to a leadership challenge in a hand-to-hand fight where Negan turned out to be the winner and then strangles him to death. He is seen zombified in the fences of the Sanctuary chained, possibly some savior ended his misery.


Katelyn Nacon

Enid, portrayed by Katelyn Nacon,[39] 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 has developed a bond with Carl Grimes. After the events with the Saviors, Enid moved to Hilltop to join Sasha Williams and help Maggie Greene during her pregnancy and starts a loving relationship with Carl. After the war against the Saviors, she is devastated after the death of Carl and becomes Siddiq's apprentice in medical practices. After the alleged death of Rick Grimes, she became a Hilltop doctor and entered into a relationship with Alden. Killed by Alpha, it is revealed that she dies decapitated in the spikes.

Jadis / Anne

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Pollyanna McIntosh

Jadis (or known as "Anne"), portrayed by Pollyanna McIntosh, is the oddly-spoken and enigmatic leader of the Scavengers, who formed alliances with Negan and in the war maintained a neutral position with her group. After the war against the Saviors, she moved to the Safe Zone of Alexandria and she had a brief romance with Gabriel. After finding a wounded Rick Grimes (following the destruction of the bridge), she redeems herself completely by convincing the helicopter pilot to help her to save him; together they both go to an unknown place to start a new journey.


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Callan McAuliffe

Alden, portrayed by Callan McAuliffe,[40] 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. During the war against Negan and the Saviors, he gains Maggie's respect and decides to start a fresh new life at the Hilltop. Months after Negan's defeat, Alden has become a close member of Maggie's leadership group within Hilltop. Years after Rick's apparent death at the destruction of the bridge, Alden is working as a blacksmith at the Hilltop and is in a relationship with Enid. At the end of "Adaptation", Alden is captured by Alpha along with Luke.


Siddiq, portrayed by Avi Nash,[40] debuts in the eighth-season premiere. He is first seen surrendering to Carl and tells him that he has not 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. Eventually, Siddiq is willing to accept Carl's help and the two head back to Alexandria; however, Carl is bitten by a walker. As Carl is dying, Siddiq promises to honor Carl's legacy by doing for others what Carl did for him. Years after Rick's apparent death at the destruction of the bridge, Siddiq is the lead doctor for Alexandria and has taught Enid how to be one too. He is a member of Alexandria's council and seems to be one of the few people who still has a positive relationship with Michonne, often advising her on matters. Later, Siddiq is revealed to be Rosita's lover as she reveals to him that she is pregnant with his baby.


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Samantha Morton

Alpha, portrayed by Samantha Morton,[41] is the leader of the Whisperers, a group of survivors that camouflage themselves with the skin of the walkers to be able to live in the exteriors and the main antagonist of the ninth season. She first appears at the end of "Adaptation", aiming Alden and Luke with a gun. In "Omega", Alpha's dark past is revealed in flashbacks; it is shown that she killed her husband Frank and their group of survivors during the initial stages of the outbreak, considering them as "weak people". In the end of the episode, she appears at the Hilltop with some of the members of her group, demanding the community to return her daughter Lydia back. In "The Calm Before" it is revealed that murdered and beheaded Tara, Enid, Henry, Tammy, Frankie, Ozzy, Alek, DJ, Rodney and Adeline to teach Daryl not to get into their territory, putting their heads a spikes, making known the boundary of the border.

Supporting characters

Atlanta survivors

The Atlanta Group is a survivor camp where they placed Glenn, Lori, Carl, Andrea, Carol, Shane and Dale led at the beginning by Shane, then upon Rick's arrival the opaque Shane leadership as Rick more balanced the leadership, most of the survivors wanted to live peacefully away from the walkers except for Ed and Shane who caused problems, but with the course of history the majority of the group died others left the group.

Emma Bell

  • Amy, portrayed by Emma Bell,[42] 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. She later reanimates and is put down by her sister. Andrea is distraught after Amy's death and wants to stay in the CDC and die, but Dale convinces Andrea not to. Amy's death drives Andrea into a deep depression for the majority of the second season, causing her to be angry at Dale for forcing her to leave the CDC.

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  • Theodore "T-Dog" Douglas, portrayed by IronE Singleton,[43] 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,[44] 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. Jacqui is one of the people that Rick hallucinates as haunting him throughout the third season.
  • Jim, portrayed by Andrew Rothenberg,[45] 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, deciding to become a walker rather than being given a gun to commit suicide or being put down.
  • 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 "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 ("Vatos"). His body is left severely mutilated and Carol decides to drive a pickaxe through his head herself to prevent his reanimation rather than to have Daryl do it. Carol ends up taking her frustrations out on his body for his abuse at the same time. ("Wildfire") Ed appears one last time in a flashback to shortly after the outbreak began. ("Chupacabra")
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Madison Lintz

  • Sophia Peletier, portrayed by Madison Lintz,[46] 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 second-season 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.

Greene farm

Greene farm is led by his patriarch Hershel, with whom he lives with his daughters Maggie and Beth, his foreman Otis, his wife Patricia, and Jimmy, Beth's boyfriend, tutored by Hershel, at the beginning he had many problems with Rick about the walkers and ignored that was happening outside, but eventually Hershel and Rick form a great friendship by becoming their advisor and friend and intimate.

  • Otis, portrayed by Pruitt Taylor Vince, is Hershel Greene's ranch hand and Patricia's husband. In the second-season 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. After Sophia Peletier is revealed to be a walker held in the farm's barn, Hershel speculates that Otis found her and put Sophia in the barn before his death. Over the course of the season, the characters slowly come to realize that Shane murdered Otis despite his lies which Shane eventually confesses to when directly confronted by Rick ("18 Miles Out").
  • 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.

Dave and Tony's group

A group of heavy artillery bandits looting camps and raping women. Few members of the group appeared on screen, except for the scouting members that encountered Rick's group.

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Michael Zegen

  • Randall Culver, portrayed by Michael Zegen,[47] 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 outbreak 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 though Randall claims to not be like the rest. At one point, the two men attempt to abandon him around 20 miles away only to learn that Randall knows Maggie and thus where the farm is and they are forced to work with Randall to escape. Though Rick later decides to execute Randall, the intervention of Carl and Dale Horvath's subsequent death change his mind. 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. Randall's reanimation without being bitten alongside Shane's brings to light the fact that everyone is infected and will turn no matter how they die.
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Michael Raymond-James

  • Dave and Tony, portrayed by Michael Raymond-James[48] 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 gun he has raised. As Tony slumps against the wall, Rick kills him by shooting him in the head. Rick then takes Tony's gun 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.
  • Sean, portrayed by Keedar Whittle, is a survivor from Dave and Tony's group. After the rest of Dave and Tony's gang had heard gunshots, they asked the survivors inside the bar if they have seen their friends ("Nebraska"). Rick Grimes answers that they're both dead, which causes a shoot-out to erupt between the two groups. During the shootout, Hershel shoots him in the chest. He survives, only to be devoured by walkers attracted by the sounds of gunshots.
  • 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.

Prison survivors

Five inmates in the prison survived the outbreak, 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.
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Lew Temple

  • Axel, portrayed by Lew Temple,[49] 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.
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Theodus Crane

  • 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.
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Vincent M. Ward

  • 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.
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Nick Gomez

  • 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 survivors

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 the third season. 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 the fourth season as a result of the spreading of the flu. As of "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.
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Melissa Ponzio

  • Karen, portrayed by Melissa Ponzio,[50] 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. In the beginning of the fourth season, 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.
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Jose Pablo Cantillo

  • Caesar Martinez, portrayed by Jose Pablo Cantillo.[51] 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 outbreak 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 did not 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.[citation needed]
  • 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 do not 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 "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,[52] 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 have 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.

Prison newcomers

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 eventually Tyreese. Sasha is the last prison newcomer to hold out, but she eventually dies during the war between Alexandria, Hilltop, and the Kingdom against the Saviors, leaving no remaining prison newcomers.

  • 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 is 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.
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Vincent Martella

  • Patrick, portrayed by Vincent Martella,[53] 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 several people before he is put down. Patrick is determined to have died from an aggressive strain of influenza which soon begins to befall the rest of the prison.
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Brighton Sharbino

  • Lizzie Samuels, portrayed by Brighton Sharbino,[54] 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.
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Kyla Kenedy

  • Mika Samuels, portrayed by Kyla Kenedy,[55] 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.
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Sunkrish Bala

  • Dr. Caleb Subramanian, portrayed by Sunkrish Bala,[56] 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' locked cell door, after snapping the walker's arm. Hershel later returns to Dr. S' cell and mourns his friend.
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Kyle Gallner

  • Zach, portrayed by Kyle Gallner,[57] 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.

Chambler Family

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.
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Audrey Marie Anderson

  • Lilly Chambler, portrayed by Audrey Marie Anderson,[58] 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.

Martinez's group

Martinez camp is made up of several survivors with heavy artillery some veterans soldiers, other former members of the national guard in majority are civilians with self-taught militia who try to survive at all costs but the arrival of the Governor brainwashed giving notice that the place is not safe in order to attack Rick's group to take the prison community.

  • 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.
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Enver Gjokaj

  • 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.

The Claimers

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.
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Jeff Kober

  • Joe, portrayed by Jeff Kober,[59] 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 is 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 is 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 second half of the fourth season 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.
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Denise Crosby

  • 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.

The Hunters

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,[60] 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.
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Keisha Castle-Hughes

  • 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.
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Maximiliano Hernández

  • 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 does not get far before Rick runs him down in a police car and shoots him in the head.
  • Officer Dawn Lerner, portrayed by Christine Woods,[61] 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.
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Tyler James Williams

  • Noah, portrayed by Tyler James Williams[62] 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 is 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 cannot 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.

Alexandria Safe-Zone

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 are defenseless, weak and have sheltered themselves from the real world outside their gates without knowing the brutality that surrounds it, leading to strife 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,[63] 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 a Savior during an assault on one of their outposts. Eric reanimates and is last seen heading to join a nearby herd of walkers to Aaron's grief.
  • 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,[64] 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.
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Michael Traynor

  • Nicholas, portrayed by Michael Traynor,[65] 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 after Nicholas commits suicide rather than be killed by the walkers. His body is then devoured by the walkers, but shields Glenn long enough for him to take cover.
  • Olivia, portrayed by Ann Mahoney,[66] 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, attacking and killing several people. After finding the zombified Tobin attacking Bertie, Carol stabbed him in the head.
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Jason Douglas

  • 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.
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Dahlia Legault

  • 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 is happening to him, Bruce requests that one of the group standing nearby kill him as he cannot do it himself, a wish that is sadly granted by his friends.
  • Francine, portrayed by Dahlia Legault, works on the construction site alongside Abraham, Tobin, and a few other Alexandrians. Killed when she is shot in the chest by an unnamed Savior.
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Corey Hawkins

  • Heath, portrayed by Corey Hawkins,[67] is a supply runner for Alexandria and the leader of his supply group. While on a supply mission with Tara, he disappears and has not been seen since, leaving his ultimate fate unknown.
  • 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. His reanimated corpse is later found by Glenn who puts him down in an act of mercy.
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Ethan Embry

  • Carter, portrayed by Ethan Embry,[68] 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. Following a brief attempted coup against Rick, he is bitten and killed by a walker and put down by Rick out of mercy.
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Merritt Wever

  • Dr. Denise Cloyd, portrayed by Merritt Wever,[69] is a psychiatrist. She lost her nerve to be a surgeon in Medical School, but now that Pete, 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 do not 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 was not 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 does not 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 cannot as she is 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 and shows remorse for killing her. Denise's death leads Tara to seek vengeance upon Dwight, even after he switches sides. After Dwight saves Tara's life twice, she lets go of her hatred for him and stops seeking revenge for Denise.
  • Judith Grimes, portrayed by Cailey Fleming, is Lori's daughter and Carl's half sister. She was born in the third season ("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. During the year and a half that passed since the end of the war, Judith has been raised by Rick and Michonne and the three live as a happy family in a rebuilt and thriving Alexandria. Six years later, Magna's group take on a herd of walkers. They quickly get overwhelmed but are saved when the walkers around them get shot from the trees. Magna and her group escape into the woods to find an older Judith, around 9 years old, armed with Rick's revolver and a katana. They introduce themselves and ask what her name is. She picks up her hat and introduces herself as Judith Grimes. Judith later fights Michonne to allow Magna's group to stay and is shown to have befriended Negan out of pity for his situation. When Negan escapes, Judith lets him go and then escorts Negan back to Alexandria when he returns. It is Judith who ultimately convinces Michonne to reconnect Alexandria with the other communities. According to Negan, Judith is just as much of a badass as Carl was and can tell when someone is lying to her, leading to Negan treating Judith with a great deal of respect and being honest with her during his stories of her family and friends.
  • Gracie, portrayed by Anabelle Holloway, is the daughter of a Savior who was killed by Rick during a fight; she is adopted by Aaron.
  • Rick Grimes Jr. , portrayed by Antony Azor, nicknamed "RJ" is the son of Rick and Michonne, Six years after the disappearance of his father, a 5-year-old R.J. is now living with Michonne and Judith in their home in Alexandria.
  • Nora, portrayed by Tamara Austin, a resident of Alexandria and Michonne's friend.
  • Mrs. Robinson, portrayed by Jennifer Riker, a resident and gardener of Alexandria.

The Wolves

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"),[70] 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 at 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 does not 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 was not 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 did not 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.

Hilltop Colony

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, 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, is a supply runner for the Hilltop Colony. Killed by being shot multiple times on an outpost of the Saviors.
  • Tammy Rose Sutton, portrayed by Brett Butler, is a resident of the Hilltop Colony and wife to Earl, who blames Maggie for the death of her son, Ken. She and Earl later adopt an abandoned Whisperer baby. In "The Calm Before," Tammy Rose is decapitated by Alpha and her head stuck on a pike. During Siddiq's story of everyone's heroic last stand, Tammy Rose is seen protecting Rodney from attacking Whisperers.
  • Earl Sutton, portrayed by John Finn, is a blacksmith of Hilltop Colony and husband to Tammy, who tried to kill Maggie being manipulated by Gregory, in retaliation for the death of his son, Ken. However, Maggie forgives her life in exchange for revealing that he organized his attempted crime with Gregory.
  • Oscar, portrayed by Anthony Lopez, is a resident and explorer of the Hilltop Colony.
  • Marco, portrayed by Gustavo Gomez, is a supply runner of the Hilltop Colony.
  • Kenneth "Ken" Sutton, portrayed by AJ Achinger, is a resident of the Hilltop Colony and the son of Earl and Tammy. While on a supply mission to Washington, D.C., he is bitten by a walker and kicked in the chest by a horse he is trying to help. Despite the efforts of Siddiq and Enid, he quickly dies and a tearful Maggie stabs him in the head to prevent reanimation.
  • Adeline, portrayed by Kelley Mack, is a teenage resident of the Hilltop Colony and is friends with Rodney and Gage. When Henry arrives from the Kingdom, she befriends him and develops a crush on Henry. When Henry escapes with Lydia, Adeline helps Daryl find him. She later helps transport supplies to the Kingdom for the trade fair and fights off several walkers. In "The Calm Before," Adeline is decapitated by Alpha and her undead head displayed on a pike along with Henry, Rodney and several others. In a flashback during Siddiq's story of the group's heroic last stand, Adeline fights a Whisperer together with Frankie.
  • Gage, portrayed by Jackson Pace, is a teenage resident of the Hilltop Colony and is friends with Rodney and Adeline. When Henry arrives from the Kingdom, he befriends him but becomes disgusted when Henry interrupts their "fun" by killing a walker they had imprisoned. She later helps transport supplies to the Kingdom for the trade fair and fights off several walkers. In "The Calm Before," Gage and Rodney tell Lydia that Henry and Adeline have mutual crushes, disgusting Henry when he finds out. At the fair, Gage looks for his friends, unaware that they have been murdered by Alpha.
  • Rodney, portrayed by Joe Ando Hirsh, is a teenage resident of the Hilltop Colony and is friends with Adeline and Gage. When Henry arrives from the Kingdom, he befriends him, but becomes disgusted when Henry kills a walker and interrupts their "fun." He later helps transport supplies to the Kingdom for the trade fair and fights off several walkers. In "The Calm Before," Gage and Rodney tell Lydia that Henry and Adeline have mutual crushes on each other, disgusting Henry when he finds out. Later, Rodney is decapitated by Alpha and his undead head displayed on a pike along with Henry, Adeline and several others. In a flashback during Siddiq's story of the group's heroic last stand, a tied-up Rodney is protected from the Whisperers by Tammy Rose Sutton before they lose the fight and are executed.

The Sanctuary

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. Years after Rick's apparent death at the destruction of the bridge, the group has disbanded following the Sanctuary going "bust". Several have joined the other communities while more have joined a group of raiders led by former Savior Jed.


  • Sherry, portrayed by Christine Evangelista,[71] 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 at 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 but after the war Dwight set out to find her, discovering a second note from Sherry in their old home, giving him hope.
  • 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. After the timeskips, she is revealed to have moved to Alexandria and adopted a daughter. In "The Calm Before," Frankie is one of the people decapitated by Alpha and then had their head stuck on a pike. During Siddiq's story of the group's heroic last stand, she is seen fighting a Whisperer together with Addy before everyone is killed.
  • 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. His reanimated corpse is chained to the Sanctuary fence, but is destroyed when the fence is blown up in "Mercy", along with all of the fence walkers.
  • 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.
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Alicia Witt

  • Paula, portrayed by Alicia Witt,[72] is first heard talking to Rick over a walkie-talkie telling him she only wants to talk. When he denies her request, 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 will not 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 does not hesitate to shoot, killing him and saving Carol from certain death.
  • Primo, portrayed by Jimmy Gonzales, is a member of Negan's group. He at tempts escape with Daryl's renovated motorcycle, stolen from him by Dwight in "Always Accountable". Primo is horrified by the realization that so many of his had benn over the course of one day. He is 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 is 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 gunfire. 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 one of Negan's top lieutenant and the leader of a Savior outpost in charge of collecting weekly offerings from the Kingdom. Unlike most of the Saviors, Gavin doesn't appear to overly malicious and is upset by Benjamin's death after he is shot by Jared and generally employs less violent methods than his other counterparts. 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. As Morgan prepares to kill Gavin, Gavin is stabbed through the throat from behind by Benjamin's vengeful younger brother Henry and killed. Carol then stabs him in the head to prevent reanimation. Morgan is later haunted by hallucinations of a dead Gavin.
  • Jared, portrayed by Joshua Mikel, is a member of the Saviors and he works for Gavin. Jared causes the death of Benjamin when he shoots Benjamin in the leg and he bleeds out. During the early stages of the Savior war, he is captured by Paul "Jesus" Rovia and taken as a prisoner to the Hilltop colony against the protests of Morgan. When the Saviors attack Hilltop and the residents begin to reanimate, he takes the opportunity to escape several with other Saviors, helped by Benjamin's vengeful brother Henry opening the gate in search of Benjamin's killer. Later, Jared and his company take Morgan and Rick as hostages but are released due to the threat of a herd of walkers that invaded their refuge. Rick and Morgan turn on the Saviors and kill them. Though Jared tries to run, he is trapped in a hallway full of walkers by Morgan and is devoured. Morgan is later haunted by hallucinations of Jared.
  • 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, when the war against Negan ends, Arat surrenders and makes peace with the allied communities. She is later executed by Cyndie of Oceanside for sadistically murdering her little brother when Simon led an attack on their community.
  • 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. Having stabbed him in the neck, Negan leaves David in Sasha's cell with the choice to let David kill her when he reanimates or to kill David and join the Saviors. After David reanimates, Sasha kills him again with Negan's knife.
  • 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. Killed by Arat and D.J. when he was helping Simon in his mutiny against Negan. Negan then bashes his head in with his bat "Lucille" to prevent Gary from reanimating.
  • 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 high-ranking female member of the Saviors. Laura was the first to learn of Dwight's duplicity during the bombing of Alexandria, but is forced to run and disappears. Laura's disappearance protects Dwight's cover amongst the Saviors for awhile, but she is eventually found along the side of the road by Negan and exposes Dwight, becoming Negan's new second-in-command after Simon's mutiny. During the final battle with the Militia, Laura leads the surviving Saviors in surrendering to Rick's army and accepts peace with the other communities following Negan's defeat. Years after Rick's apparent death at the destruction of the bridge, she has joined Alexandria and is a member of its council.
  • 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 after leading Michonne to the Sanctuary.
  • Roy, portrayed by Brian Stapf, is a member of the Saviors. He is bitten in the face by the zombified Sasha, killing him.
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Traci Dinwiddie

  • Regina, portrayed by Traci Dinwiddie, is a female member of the Saviors and a high-ranking lieutenant who leads one of the Saviors major outposts. After the war she walks with a cane due to a leg injury from Eugene during the final battle. Years after Rick's apparent death at the destruction of the bridge, she is part of a group of former Saviors that have turned into raiders led by Jed. Following a confrontation with Carol and her adopted son Henry, Carol burns the former Saviors alive, including Regina.
  • Mara, portrayed by Lindsey Garrett, is a 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[73] (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.
  • Todd, portrayed by Lee Norris, is a member of the Saviors and a worker at Regina's outpost. During the battle with the Militia, Todd survives by hiding, though he suffers a leg wound. Afterwards, he ambushes Rick and Daryl but is convinced to surrender by Rick. After telling the two men that all of the heavy weapons have been moved to Gavin's outpost, he is shot dead by Daryl to Rick's slight shock.
  • 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.
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Zach McGowan

  • 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.
  • Katy, portrayed by Katy O'Brian, is a Savior stationed at the Satellite Outpost who is captured by the Militia and held captive at the Hilltop. During the attack on the Hilltop, she is non-fatally hit with a Savior arrow. However, as the arrow is tainted with walker guts, she dies and reanimates that night as Henry confronts the Saviors to find his brother's killer. Katy attacks her comrades, killing at least one and creating a distraction for the others to get away. She is later put down by Siddiq when he goes to check on the prisoners.
  • D.J., portrayed by Matt Mangum, is a high-ranking Savior loyal to Negan who fights in the war with the Militia. D.J. helps Negan to put down Simon's rebellion and survives the final battle with the Militia. Eighteen months later, D.J. works on the bridge construction project, but develops an antagonistic attitude once more when Justin turns up murdered. D.J. acts as the second-in-command to Jed's rebel Saviors, though he is more practical than Jed, backing down when threatened at gunpoint by Rick when Jed would not. Despite his initial loyalty to Jed, he abandons Jed's group in the six years following Rick's "death" and instead joins Alexandria where he becomes a trusted citizen. He later escorts Michonne and Magna's group to the Hilltop and aids in fighting off a massive walker herd, returning the weapons of Magna and her friends to them so they can help. In "The Calm Before," D.J. works with the Highwaymen to clear the roads around the Kingdom and is decapitated by Alpha and his head displayed on a pike. Siddiq reveals that before the execution, D.J., Ozzy and Alek arrived and gave the prisoners a chance to fight back with D.J. being shown to have killed at least one Whisperer before two more tackled him to the ground, though one was taken out by Tara to help him.
  • Norris, portrayed by Aaron Farb, is D.J.'s right-hand man. He is among the Savior rebels to attack the bridge construction camp under Jed's leadership. Norris is killed in the fight and reanimates. His reanimated corpse is later found by Rick Grimes who manages to put Norris down with a shot to the head despite his own weakened state.
  • Justin, portrayed by Zach McGowan, is a Savior who has no interest in working with Rick and the other communities and is loyal to Negan's order, maintains a strong rivalry with Daryl and is indirectly responsible for Aaron losing his forearm. After disappearing, Justin is found reanimated by Maggie and Kal and put down. Justin is discovered to have been murdered with the subsequent investigation revealing that the women of Oceanside are exacting revenge upon the Saviors who attacked their community alongside Simon. Justin was killed by Beatrice with a spear gun in retaliation for murdering her husband.
  • Jed, portrayed by Rhys Coiro, is a highly-antagonistic Savior following the war between the communities. Jed works on the bridge construction and is furious at the murder of Justin. He attacks Carol alongside D.J. to try to extort guns, but is defeated by Rick and Carol though his life is spared. He leads the Saviors in abandoning the bridge project, but later returns with a gun he stole off of Alden, provoking a fight at the camp near the bridge, killing several people. Six years later, Jed is the leader of a group of several former Saviors who act as raiders following the collapse of the Sanctuary. After he attacks Carol and her adopted son Henry, Carol burns Jed and his group alive in the dead of night. After the Highwaymen settle into the area, its suggested that Carol killing Jed and his group allowed the Highwaymen to take over their territory.

The Kingdom

The Kingdom is a protected community like Hilltop and Alexandria led by its charismatic and peaceful leader "King Ezekiel". Over time the Kingdomers have been subjugated by the Saviors until the arrival of Rick who manages to convince to fight for their freedom.

  • 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 prevents him from reanimating and becomes vengeful towards the Saviors as a result as does Henry, Benjamin's younger brother. Benjamin's death is eventually avenged when Morgan kills Jared.
  • 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. Following the timeskips in season 9, Jerry has begun a relationship with Nabila and has three children with her.
  • 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 (young) and Matthew Lintz (teenage), is a resident of the Kingdom and Benjamin's naive younger brother. Following Benjamin's death, Henry is trained in armed and unarmed combat by Carol and Morgan at his request and fights in the war against the Saviors against their wishes. Henry kills the Savior lieutenant Gavin and later attempts to discover the identity of his brother's killer without success. After the war against Negan and the Saviors, he is adopted by Ezekiel and Carol. Years after Rick's apparent death at the destruction of the bridge, he works to keep the Kingdom from falling apart; he travels to the Hilltop to apprentice as a blacksmith. He falls in love with Lydia, the daughter of Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers. In "The Calm Before," Henry is murdered by Alpha alongside several others and his severed head displayed on a pike.
  • Kevin, portrayed by Jason Burkey, is a resident of the Kingdom. During the Savior attack in "Do Not Send Us Astray", he is shot in the arm with a tainted arrow and turns into a walker that night. The reanimated Kevin is put down by Ezekiel.
  • Nabila, portrayed by Nadine Marissa, is a gardener of the Kingdom. Eighteen months after the war with the Saviors, she is in a relationship with Jerry and six years later they have three children together.
  • Dana, portrayed by Peggy Sheffield, is the Kingdom's doctor who was a surgeon before the outbreak. Before the Saviors attack on the Hilltop, she meets with Siddiq and is initially unimpressed with him, but warms up to Siddiq when he stands up to her. Around 4:00am the next morning, Dana investigates a disturbance in the infirmary and is attacked by a zombified Tobin who bites her in the neck. Turned into a walker herself, she joined the attack on the main house and was eventually put down by Daryl.
  • Kurt, portrayed by Nick Arapoglou, is a medic for the Kingdom. While going to get help for the ill Kevin, he is bitten on the neck and turned by a zombified Tobin and joins the other walkers in attacking the main house of the Hilltop Colony. During the walker attack, he pinned to a wall by Jesus while Michonne puts him down with a katana through the head.
  • Shiva is a Bengal tiger and the loyal pet, companion and friend of King Ezekiel. She is trained by her owner to viciously attack those hostile to the Kingdom, including Saviors and walkers alike. However, she later sacrifices herself to a horde of walkers to allow Ezekiel, Jerry, and Carol escape following a bloody conflict with the Saviors. Following the two timeskips, the Kingdom is shown to keep a stuffed tiger on display in Shiva's honor. 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.[74]


Oceanside, first appearing in "Swear", is a community of women who live near the Atlantic ocean in order to live away from the threat of Negan, their leader Natania has led them to cowardice as a group of rescuers led by Simon killed the men of the community with the order to subdue and looting their belongings, with the arrival of Tara Chambler things changed in the community.

  • 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. Following her grandmother's death, Cyndie becomes the new leader of Oceanside. Her younger brother was brutally murdered by Arat in retaliation for an earlier rebellion by Oceanside. Eighteen months after the war, Cyndie gets revenge when she executes Arat with a spear to the head for her actions.
  • Rachel Ward, portrayed by Mimi Kirkland (young) and Avianna Mynhier (teenage), is an aggressive young member of Oceanside, who does not support Tara. Eight and a half years after the war with the Saviors, a grown up Rachel appears as a leader of Oceanside who signs Michonne's charter on behalf of her community.
  • Beatrice, portrayed by Briana Venskus, is a top member of Oceanside. Her husband was murdered by the Savior Justin in retaliation for Oceanside's rebellion against the Saviors. Eighteen months after the war, she gets her revenge by killing Justin with her spear gun.
  • Kathy, portrayed by Nicole Barré, is a top member of Oceanside. During Jed's rebellion, she is killed and later reanimates. She is found reanimated at the bridge camp by Rick alongside a reanimated Norris and a Kingdom resident. Rick manages to kill all three once more with his Colt Python despite his weakened state.

The Scavengers

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 seventh-season 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 zombified member of the Scavengers, nothing is known about Winslow's life prior to the outbreak. At some point in the outbreak, 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.

Magna's group

Magna's Group was a small group of survivors, barely getting by before encountering young Judith Grimes. The group is led by Magna.

  • Magna, portrayed by Nadia Hilker, is the leader of a small group of roaming survivors. She and her group first appear in "What Comes After", fighting against a walking horde that were overwhelming them and were rescued by a young Judith Grimes.[75] In "Who Are You Now?", she is revealed to carry a series of hidden knives on her person and to have served time in prison. Though she considers attacking Michonne, she relents after seeing Michonne's family and instead turns over her last knife.
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Dan Fogler

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Lauren Ridloff

  • Yumiko, portrayed by Eleanor Matsuura, is a member of Magna's group, who was wounded in the road, when a horde walker surrounds them, shortly after recovering.[76]
  • Luke, portrayed by Dan Fogler, is a member of Magna's group, who has come to appreciate safety in numbers.[77]
  • Connie, portrayed by Lauren Ridloff, is a deaf member of Magna's group.[78] Connie later joins Daryl in rescuing Henry and Lydia from the Whisperers and travels with them for a time.
  • Kelly, portrayed by Angel Theory, is a member of Magna's group and Connie's protective sister.[75]
  • Bernie is a member of Magna's group, who died shortly before they were rescued by Judith Grimes. During an attack by a massive herd on Magna's group, Michonne, Siddiq and D.J., Michonne recognizes Bernie amongst the herd from the awful shirt he is wearing described in stories the group was telling. When his devastated friends cannot bring themselves to kill the reanimated Bernie, Michonne mercifully puts him down by pushing the tip of her katana through the back of his head.

The Whisperers

The Whisperers is a group of savage and hostile survivors who first appear in "Who Are You Now?". This group camouflages with the skins of walkers, aiming to live among them without being attacked. They use the undead as weapons to stun people, and usually attack with sharp weapons and are more bloodthirsty and aggressive than the Saviors. The Whisperers and their leader Alpha serve as antagonists for the second half of the ninth season.

  • Lydia, portrayed by Cassady McClincy (teenage) and Scarlett Blum (young),[79] is a survivor who, along with her parents, Alpha and Frank, survived the initial stages of the outbreak. After 23 days of the initial outbreak, Lydia and her parents remained in a moldy basement with a group of survivors. Lydia used to be naive about the state of the world and always spent time with her father, since her mother is a very cold person. After the death of her father, Lydia begins to have a nefarious treatment on the part of her mother. In "Adaptation", after being captured by Daryl and Michonne, and kept as a prisoner in a cell at the Hilltop, Lydia begins to form a bond with Henry. Lydia falls in love with Henry and begins a relationship with him, ultimately rejecting the Whisperers in favor of the other communities who agree to grant Lydia asylum. In "The Calm Before," Lydia rejects the Whisperers completely and is disowned by her mother. However, her relationship with Henry is cut short when he is brutally murdered by her mother alongside several others.
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Ryan Hurst

  • Beta, portrayed by Ryan Hurst,[80] is the second-in-command of the Whisperers and Alpha's right-hand man. He serves as the secondary antagonist of the second half of the ninth season. Beta first appears in "Guardians" and kidnaps Henry.

The Highwaymen

The Highwaymen is a group of bandit survivors very similar to The Saviors who wanted to extort The Kingdom, when confronted by Ezekiel and Carol decide to move to the ranks of the Kingdom.

  • Ozzy portrayed by Angus Sampson, the leader of the Highwaymen, a group of raiders occupying the Kingdom's surrounding areas following the fall of the Sanctuary. when he is cornered by Ezekiel and Carol propose an opportunity to change and render loyalty to the king, in exchange for watching movies and being part of their community, Ozzy accepts the deal in helping to be part of them, dies beheaded by Alpha.
  • Alek portrayed by Jason Kirkpatrick, is Ozzy's right-hand man, he also dies beheaded by Alpha.

Miscellaneous survivors

  • Hershel Rhee, portrayed by Peyton Lockridge, is the son of Maggie and Glenn, who is named in honor of his grandfather, Hershel Greene. He first appears in "A New Beginning" with his mother and resides at the Hilltop Colony.
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Brina Palencia

  • 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-outbreak, Leon becomes a walker and is put down by Rick outside the station house before Rick leaves for Atlanta.
  • Allen, portrayed by Daniel Thomas May, is Donna's husband and Ben's father. The three travel to the prison with Tyreese's group, where Donna dies. After Rick banishes Tyreese's group from the prison, Allen survives with them for several days in the forest and travels with them to Woodbury, where he and his son Ben join The Governor's army. Gradually, Allen is shown to have dark intentions, first made evident in his initial proposal to take over the prison, next in his grudge against Tyreese for making Donna revere him instead of Allen, and ultimately in his willingness to do anything to stay at Woodbury. Allen is among the Woodbury army that attacks the prison; they are defeated by Rick's group, leading them to retreat. When the Woodbury army retreats and abandons their plans for takeover, Allen stands by The Governor's order to return to the prison, wanting to avenge his son's death. An enraged Governor kills the civilian army members, prompting a shocked Allen to draw his gun on The Governor. Allen does not shoot, however, and The Governor shoots Allen in the head, killing him.
  • Ben, portrayed by Tyler Chase, is Allen and Donna's son, and a member of Tyreese's group. He supports his father's plot to take over the prison, which Tyreese thwarts. After Rick banishes Tyreese's group from the prison, Ben survives with them for several days in the forest and travels with them to Woodbury where, with his father, he joins The Governor's army. He dies (in "This Sorrowful Life") when he steps in front of a bullet meant for The Governor, and Merle shoots him in the chest. After Merle is killed, the reanimated Merle eats an arm off of Ben's corpse.
  • Donna, portrayed by Cherie Dvorak, is Allen's wife and Ben's mother. She travels with them and Tyreese's group and is bitten right before entering the prison. Sasha proposes putting her down outside of the prison, but Allen and Ben beg Tyreese to spare her. Tyreese complies, and is forced to carry her when she proves too heavy for Allen, who sits on the floor when being chased by zombies, and gives up. Donna soon dies of her wound, and Tyreese kills her before she reanimates.
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John Carroll Lynch

  • Eastman, portrayed by John Carroll Lynch,[81] is encountered when Morgan Jones leaves King 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. After being bitten, Eastman dies and is prevented from reanimating by Morgan.
  • 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 in "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 second-season 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.[82]
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Noah Emmerich

  • 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 second-season 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 the third season, 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.
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Robin Lord Taylor

  • Sam, portrayed by Robin Lord Taylor,[83] 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.
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Jayne Atkinson

  • 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.
  • Georgie, portrayed by Jayne Atkinson, first appears 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. Eighteen months later she is mentioned as exchanging letters with Maggie and wanting Maggie to join her group full-time. In "Stradivarius", it is revealed that Maggie has left the Hilltop to join Georgie's group and aid them with a new community somewhere far away.
  • Dog is a dog of the Belgian Malinois breed and is the mascot of Daryl, who helps him in the hunt and in tracking the supposed corpse of Rick. In real life, he is a trained dog and his name is "Seven".[84]


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 media, characters and events appearing in one have no effect on the continuity of the other.


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