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11th Dec '17 3:00:00 PM thatsnumberwang
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** [[spoiler: This attitude winds up getting him killed in season 8 after going out of his way to rescue a stranger just because he believed that it was the right thing to do.]]
10th Dec '17 10:03:35 PM ElegantVamp
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10th Dec '17 10:03:08 PM ElegantVamp
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*** Justified in that, let's face it, she's a toddler who's barely out of the infant stage, and has no clue what's going on. The cast and crew know full well you can't have violence and yelling around her, as she'll become afraid herself, force them to stop filming, need to be reassured, and it will also make her very apprehensive on the set, as she doesn't know when people will start yelling or why. Note that even extras in zombie make-up are never around her so that she doesn't get afraid (rapid jump cuts are used to give the appearance that zombies are close, when in reality she's nowhere near when they're being filmed). Tellingly, in her first scene with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, when he opened the door and saw her, he immediately gave Lucille to Chandler Riggs before approaching her very calmly and reassuringly in order to pick her up. Morgan and everyone else ''knows'' how careful you need to be when working with children.
10th Dec '17 8:43:44 PM Chris116
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Following this, Carl has done a rebound, and now his first instinct is to help people, even after encounters with rapists and cannibals. After the group reaches Alexandria, Carl is torn between his desire to develop normal relationships with others his age and his fear that living in the comfort of the safe-zone will make him weak. However, the chief threat to Carl in Alexandria emerges in Ron Anderson, who pins his rage over his father's death on him. Carl ultimately loses an eye thanks to Ron's final murderous, insane rampage during the Battle of Alexandria. Carl is saved by Denise, and goes on to approve of his father's relationship with Michonne.

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Following this, Carl has done a rebound, and now his first instinct is to help people, even after encounters with rapists and cannibals. After the group reaches Alexandria, Carl is torn between his desire to develop normal relationships with others his age and his fear that living in the comfort of the safe-zone will make him weak. However, the chief threat to Carl in Alexandria emerges in Ron Anderson, who pins his rage over his father's death on him. Carl ultimately loses an eye thanks to Ron's final murderous, insane rampage during the Battle of Alexandria. Carl is saved by Denise, and goes on to approve of his father's relationship with Michonne. When the Saviors subjugate Alexandria, Carl develops a murderous hatred of Negan, who is actually impressed by his cold defiance of his regime and seeks to one day recruit him to his army.



* AChildShallLeadThem: In Season 8, while Rick is away leading the island-hopping campaign against the Saviors' outposts, Carl is put in charge of Alexandria.



* CreepyChild: Getting to that territory. Justified, again, by the fact he's growing up in a ZombieApocalypse, meaning he's developing a mindset that's quite alien to more normal civilized people. Lampshaded in Season 2 where it's noted that Carl is starting to spook the older survivors with the way he's beginning to behave. In Season 3, he shoots his dead mother in the head to prevent her from turning and guns down a surrendering Woodbury militiaman. Both with a blank face.

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* CreepyChild: CreepyChild:
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Getting to that territory. Justified, again, by the fact he's growing up in a ZombieApocalypse, meaning he's developing a mindset that's quite alien to more normal civilized people. Lampshaded in Season 2 where it's noted that Carl is starting to spook the older survivors with the way he's beginning to behave. In Season 3, he shoots his dead mother in the head to prevent her from turning and guns down a surrendering Woodbury militiaman. Both with a blank face.



* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: He is bitten midlate into Season 8, and is set to die in the mid-season premiere. Comic! Carl is still alive and well as of this writing, making this one of the biggest departures from the comics to date.]]



* FaceDeathWithDignity: In the Season 7 finale, he accepts that Negan is about to kill him with Lucille, and though he's clearly sad, he takes calming breaths and closes his eyes, ready for the end if it means the others can keep fighting back. Luckily, Carl is saved when Shiva and the Kingdom come to the rescue.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: In the Season 7 finale, he accepts that Negan is about to kill him with Lucille, and though he's clearly sad, he takes calming breaths and closes his eyes, ready for the end if it means the others can keep fighting back. Luckily, Carl is saved when Shiva and the Kingdom come to the rescue. [[spoiler: In the mid-season 8 finale, when he is dying of a walker bite, he is content that he was able to save the Alexandrians from the Saviors' bombing of Alexandria.]]



* ManlyTears: Notably when Glenn is being killed by Negan, it's the first time the entire night that he finally breaks down and cries.

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* ManlyTears: Notably when Glenn is being killed by Negan, it's the first time the entire night that he finally breaks down and cries. [[spoiler: In Season 8's "How It's Gotta Be", he begins shedding a few tears when the Saviors have arrived and he admits that he is ready to die if it means saving the others.]]



* MoralityPet: For Shane until he stops caring about morality.

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* MoralityPet: For Shane until he stops caring about morality. In Season 8, despite the war with the Saviors, Carl insists to his father that he does not have to utterly annihilate every Savior and that they can still save people.



* NervesOfSteel: Is completely calm when Negan holds him on the ground and tells Rick to cut off his arm. This is in direct contrast to Rick, who is in a state of InelegantBlubbering at this point.

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* NervesOfSteel: NervesOfSteel:
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Is completely calm when Negan holds him on the ground and tells Rick to cut off his arm. This is in direct contrast to Rick, who is in a state of InelegantBlubbering at this point.



* NiceHat: His dad's sheriff hat, which Rick gives to him after he recovers from getting shot.
** It's not, however, a [[FarmBoy farming hat]], as Carl points out.

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* NiceHat: His dad's sheriff hat, which Rick gives to him after he recovers from getting shot.
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shot. It's not, however, a [[FarmBoy farming hat]], as Carl points out.



* ShipTease: With Enid. [[spoiler:They share a kiss before Carl goes on what might be a SuicideMission to take out Negan, and are even shown holding hands a few episodes later.]]

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* ShipTease: With Enid. [[spoiler:They They share a kiss before Carl goes on what might be a SuicideMission to take out Negan, and are even shown holding hands a few episodes later.]]


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* ZombieInfectee: [[spoiler: He is bitten by a walker and survives for an extended amount of time before succumbing.]]
9th Dec '17 5:13:47 PM randomguy399
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* ADayInTheLimelight: The mid-season premiere 'After', which focuses on Carl and Michonne. Carl has to fend for himself in a suburb after the prison is overrun and Rick succumbs to his injuries from the Governor. 'Sing Me a Song' is also very Carl-centric, as he interacts with Negan following a [[spoiler:failed assassination attempt.]]

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* ADayInTheLimelight: The mid-season premiere 'After', which focuses on Carl and Michonne. Carl has to fend for himself in a suburb after the prison is overrun and Rick succumbs to his injuries from the Governor. 'Sing Me a Song' is also very Carl-centric, as he interacts with Negan following a [[spoiler:failed failed assassination attempt.]]



* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Negan nearly forces Rick to cut off Carl's arm, but stops him at the last second.]]

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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Negan Negan nearly forces Rick to cut off Carl's arm, but stops him at the last second.]]



* ButtMonkey: Gets shot in both the stomach and the eye, his arm nearly hacked off (by Rick), and almost executed by Negan with Lucille.



** In the Season 6 finale, Negan notices that Carl is the only member of Rick's group besides Abraham not shaking or crying in terror. He pegs him as a future serial killer in the making, implying that the apocalypse has hardened Carl to the point where he doesn't react like a normal child would to gruesome violence. [[spoiler: He finally cracks when Glenn is killed at random, and indeed breaks down and cries.]]
* DecompositeCharacter: Most of his SanitySlippage arc from the source material was hated in Season 4, and was later incorporated to Carol's own SanitySlippage arc (even getting one of Carl's significant moments in the comics[[note]]Killing the sibling who gutted their own sibling to come back as a Walker[[/note]]).

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** In the Season 6 finale, Negan notices that Carl is the only member of Rick's group besides Abraham not shaking or crying in terror. He pegs him as a future serial killer in the making, implying that the apocalypse has hardened Carl to the point where he doesn't react like a normal child would to gruesome violence. [[spoiler: He finally cracks when Glenn is killed at random, Negan suddenly kills Glenn, and indeed breaks down and cries.]]
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* DecompositeCharacter: Most Some of his SanitySlippage arc from the source material was hated in Season 4, and was later incorporated given to Carol's own SanitySlippage arc Carol (even getting one of Carl's significant moments in the comics[[note]]Killing the sibling who gutted their own sibling to come back as a Walker[[/note]]).



* FaceDeathWithDignity: In the Season 7 finale, [[spoiler: he accepts that Negan is about to kill him with Lucille, and though he's clearly sad, he takes calming breaths and closes his eyes, ready for the end if it means the others can keep fighting back. Luckily, Carl is saved when Shiva and the Kingdom come to the rescue.]]
* ForcedToWatch: Invoked. Like the rest of the group, he is forced to bear witness to Negan's wrath at the lineup at the end of Season 6 and beginning of Season 7. He later tells Enid that he forced himself to watch the entirety of the affair, [[spoiler: and didn't look away when Negan brutally killed Abraham and Glenn,]] so he would never forget what Negan did to his family. Almost every other member of the group tries their best to not look at the horrors, but Carl forces himself to watch to the bitter end.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: In the Season 7 finale, [[spoiler: he accepts that Negan is about to kill him with Lucille, and though he's clearly sad, he takes calming breaths and closes his eyes, ready for the end if it means the others can keep fighting back. Luckily, Carl is saved when Shiva and the Kingdom come to the rescue.]]
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* ForcedToWatch: Invoked. Like the rest of the group, he is forced to bear witness to Negan's wrath at the lineup at the end of Season 6 and beginning of Season 7. He later tells Enid that he forced himself to watch the entirety of the affair, [[spoiler: and didn't look away when Negan brutally killed Abraham and Glenn,]] Glenn, so he would never forget what Negan did to his family. Almost every other member of the group tries their best to not look at the horrors, but Carl forces himself to watch to the bitter end.



* ManlyTears: [[spoiler: Notably when Glenn is being killed by Negan, it's the first time the entire night that he finally breaks down and cries.]]

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* ManlyTears: [[spoiler: Notably when Glenn is being killed by Negan, it's the first time the entire night that he finally breaks down and cries.]]



* NervesOfSteel: Is completely calm when [[spoiler: Negan holds him on the ground and tells Rick to cut off his arm.]] This is in direct contrast to Rick, who is in a state of InelegantBlubbering at this point.

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* NervesOfSteel: Is completely calm when [[spoiler: Negan holds him on the ground and tells Rick to cut off his arm.]] arm. This is in direct contrast to Rick, who is in a state of InelegantBlubbering at this point.



* PragmaticHero: Seems to have settled into this as of Season 4.

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* PragmaticHero: Seems to have settled into this as of Season 4.4, though he manages to scale it back a bit by Season 5.



* TookALevelInKindness: He seems to be regaining his humanity and idealism in Season 5.

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* TookALevelInKindness: He seems to be regaining regains much of his humanity and idealism in Season 5.
9th Dec '17 10:42:57 AM CockroachCharlie
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In season 2, Shane was content enough to simply leave the group completely and strike out on his own. Lori talked him out of it which led to a lot of the troubles of the season.
22nd Oct '17 1:19:31 PM Chris116
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!!!!Due to the AnyoneCanDie nature of the show and quickly moving plots, only spoilers from the current/most recent season will be spoiled out to prevent entire pages of whited out text. These spoiler tags will be removed upon the debut of the following season, and the character bios will be updated then as well. Additionally, character portraits will be updated each half-season with the release of an official, complete set from AMC. If you have not seen the first seven seasons read at your own risk!

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!!!!Due !!Due to the AnyoneCanDie nature of the show and quickly moving plots, only spoilers from the current/most recent season will be spoiled out to prevent entire pages of whited out text. These spoiler tags will be removed upon the debut of the following season, and the character bios will be updated then as well. Additionally, character portraits will be updated each half-season with the release of an official, complete set from AMC. If you have not seen the first seven seasons read at your own risk!
22nd Oct '17 1:19:14 PM Chris116
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!!Due to the AnyoneCanDie nature of the show and quickly moving plots, only spoilers from the current/most recent season will be spoiled out to prevent entire pages of whited out text. These spoiler tags will be removed upon the debut of the following season, and the character bios will be updated then as well. If you have not seen the first six seasons read at your own risk!

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!!Due !!!!Due to the AnyoneCanDie nature of the show and quickly moving plots, only spoilers from the current/most recent season will be spoiled out to prevent entire pages of whited out text. These spoiler tags will be removed upon the debut of the following season, and the character bios will be updated then as well. Additionally, character portraits will be updated each half-season with the release of an official, complete set from AMC. If you have not seen the first six seven seasons read at your own risk!
22nd Sep '17 7:47:41 AM unclejack
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4th May '17 7:41:38 AM Chris116
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!!Rick has so many examples of tropes that he received his own page '''[[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowRickGrimes here]]'''.

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!!Rick has so many examples of tropes that he received his own !!See Rick's page '''[[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowRickGrimes here]]'''.



* BreakTheCutie: She was determined to prevent this from happening to Carl, but eventually has to accept that Carl must be exposed to the horrors of the world if he is ever going to survive it.
* BreakTheHaughty: Lori is rather self-righteous for the first two seasons of the show, given her being the "First Lady" of the group and often ordering the others around. She also dithers when it comes to resolving the LoveTriangle between her and Rick and Shane, and later is enraged when Rick reveals he killed Shane in self-defense and refuses to let her come near him. This destroys their relationship, and Lori is practically begging to make amends with Rick, and admits that she feels she deserves to have been laid low.
* CharacterDeath: Lori dies in season 3, when she tells Maggie to perform a Cesarean section on her so Judith can be born, even knowing it will kill her.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Suffers through several minutes of highly painful labor, and has Maggie slice her stomach open without any form of anesthetic before she finally passes out, and is put down by Carl.



* SacrificialLion: In Season 3, when she tells Maggie to perform a Cesarean section on her so Judith can be born, even knowing it will kill her.

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* SacrificialLion: In The major casualty of Season 3, when she tells Maggie to perform a Cesarean section on her so Judith can be born, even knowing it will kill her.whose passing changes Rick and Carl forever and leaves them with Judith.



* WhosYourDaddy: Lori understandably isn't sure if the baby she's carrying was fathered by Rick or Shane.

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* WhosYourDaddy: Lori understandably isn't sure if the baby she's carrying was fathered by Rick or Shane. In Season 7, Rick is certain that it's Shane's child.


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* FaceDeathWithDignity: In the Season 7 finale, [[spoiler: he accepts that Negan is about to kill him with Lucille, and though he's clearly sad, he takes calming breaths and closes his eyes, ready for the end if it means the others can keep fighting back. Luckily, Carl is saved when Shiva and the Kingdom come to the rescue.]]
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