History Characters / TheWalkingDeadTVShowKingCountySurvivors

22nd Jan '17 1:22:33 PM Chris116
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"The good people, they always die. And the bad people do, too. But the weak people, the people like me... we have inherited the earth.''"]]

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23rd Dec '16 10:29:49 AM PriceCheck
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* PacifistRun: He intends to deal with the zombie apocalypse by not killing a single human being ever again. However, he's eventually forced kill again when he kills a Savior trying to kill Carol.
22nd Dec '16 6:13:09 PM Chris116
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* DoesNotLikeGuns: He is hesitant about guns since learning Akido and his new philosophy on not killing as he mostly just picks up one to check if it is empty and refuses to take one when the Wolves attack. Rick has to practically make him take one when he goes to look for Carol on his own and even though he starts carrying from that point on he is still hesitant to use one after having to shoot and kill a Savior to save Carol.

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* DoesNotLikeGuns: He is hesitant about guns since learning Akido (besides using them on walkers, anyway) and his new philosophy on not killing as he mostly just picks up one to check if it is empty and refuses to take one when the Wolves attack. Rick has to practically make him take one when he goes to look for Carol on his own and even though he starts carrying from that point on he is still hesitant to use one after having to shoot and kill a Savior to save Carol.


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* OutOfFocus: In Season 7A he only appears in two episodes (one of which only features him in a single scene), which is justified as the vast majority of the episodes take place away from the Kingdom.
27th Nov '16 9:23:27 AM JarvisLyttle
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* DoesNotLikeGuns: He is hesitant about guns since learning Akido and his new philosophy on not killing as he mostly just picks up one to check if it is empty and refuses to take one when the Wolves attack. Rick has to practically make him take one when he goes to look for Carol on his own and even though he starts carrying form that point on he is hesitant to use one after having to shoot and kill a Savior to save Carol.

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* DoesNotLikeGuns: He is hesitant about guns since learning Akido and his new philosophy on not killing as he mostly just picks up one to check if it is empty and refuses to take one when the Wolves attack. Rick has to practically make him take one when he goes to look for Carol on his own and even though he starts carrying form from that point on he is still hesitant to use one after having to shoot and kill a Savior to save Carol.
25th Nov '16 6:40:50 PM infernape612
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* ItWorksBetterWithBullets / NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: Rick tells him both in the pilot. He then racks the slide and presses the slide stop release ([[GunsDoNotWorkTHatWay because the gun has no safety]]).

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* ItWorksBetterWithBullets / NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: ItWorksBetterWithBullets[=/=]NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: Rick tells him both in the pilot. He then racks the slide and presses the slide stop release ([[GunsDoNotWorkTHatWay because the gun has no safety]]).
25th Nov '16 6:40:36 PM infernape612
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* ItWorksBetterWithBullets / NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: Rick tells him both in the pilot. He then racks the slide and presses the slide stop release ([[GunsDoNotWOrkTHatWay because the gun has no safety]]).

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* ItWorksBetterWithBullets / NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont: Rick tells him both in the pilot. He then racks the slide and presses the slide stop release ([[GunsDoNotWOrkTHatWay ([[GunsDoNotWorkTHatWay because the gun has no safety]]).
22nd Nov '16 9:27:54 AM JarvisLyttle
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* BothSidesHaveAPoint: In his conflict with Carol he points out that killing is not always the solution, while she points out that sometimes you have to kill to protect those you care about.



* DoesNotLikeGuns: He is hesitant about guns since learning Akido and his new philosophy on not killing as he mostly just picks up one to check if it is empty and refuses to take one when the Wolves attack. Rick has to practically make him take one when he goes to look for Carol on his own and even though he starts carrying form that point on he is hesitant to use one after having to shoot and kill a Savior to save Carol.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: After publicly denouncing Rick's plan to battle the Saviors, he's starting to become this in Alexandria.



* HonorBeforeReason: He insists on sparing the Wolves who attack Alexandria even though it means they'll escape and likely return for vengeance. He is so adamant about his no killing policy that in "Start to Finish" he gets into a fight with Carol and ''knocks her out'' because she wanted to kill Owen. Of course, this only allows him to escape and take Denise as a hostage.

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* HonorBeforeReason: He insists on sparing the Wolves who attack Alexandria even though it means they'll escape and likely return for vengeance. He is so adamant about his no killing policy that in "Start to Finish" he gets into a fight with Carol and ''knocks her out'' because she wanted to kill Owen. Of course, this only allows him Owen uses the fight as an opportunity to escape and take Denise as a hostage.



* MyWayOrTheHighway: Refuses to break his ThouShaltNotKill mindset in Season Six - even refusing to kill TheUnfettered and unrepentant Wolves even going as far as sparing Owen and locking him up and keeping it secret from the others and when Carol finds out she tries to kill Owen and in his refusal to allow her to do this out of his belief that he can be redeemed Morgan fights her and in the fight ends up knocking her unconsciousness. In Season 7, he's forced to do some major introspection once he fails to uphold Eastman's absolutist teachings.

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* MyWayOrTheHighway: Refuses to break his ThouShaltNotKill mindset in Season Six - even refusing to kill TheUnfettered and unrepentant Wolves even going as far as sparing Owen and locking him up and keeping it secret from the others and when Carol finds out she tries to kill Owen and in his refusal to allow her to do this out of his belief that he can be redeemed redeemed, Morgan fights her and in the fight ends up knocking her unconsciousness. In Season 7, he's forced to do some major introspection once he fails to uphold Eastman's absolutist teachings.



** He also later secretly locks up Owen the Wolves' leader in an attempt to reform him based on his new philosophy on not killing and everyone deserving at a chance of redemption, and gets into a physical altercation with Carol when she wants to kill the leader to prevent the possibility that he will escape and kill some of her people. The Wolf uses the fight as a distraction to escape and takes Denise who was in the room also hostage.

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** He also later secretly locks up Owen the Wolves' leader in an attempt to reform him based on his new philosophy on not killing and everyone deserving at a chance of redemption, and gets into a physical altercation with Carol when she wants to kill the leader to prevent the possibility that he will escape and kill some of her people. The Wolf Owen uses the fight as a distraction to escape and takes Denise who was in the room also hostage.



* RightForTheWrongReasons: He tells Rick that if he hadn't saved the Alpha Wolf, then he would have never pulled his HeroicSacrifice to save Denise, who would eventually save Carl's life after he was fatally shot thanks to the former villain's final act of kindness. However, it is not clear if it was out of kindness or just because he was dying anyway.

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* RightForTheWrongReasons: He tells Rick that if he hadn't saved the Alpha Wolf, then he would have never pulled his HeroicSacrifice to save Denise, who would eventually save Carl's life after he was fatally shot thanks to the former villain's final act of kindness. However, it is not clear if it was out of kindness or just because he was dying anyway.anyway when he got shot by Carol and if he didn't die if he would have let Denise go.



** His philosophy is generally deconstructed after what happened with the Wolves and Carol as he acknowledges to Rick that his way isn't perfect as he knows it has caused problems for the group which is implied to have led to his decision to break his code to save Carol and to not return to Alexandria.



21st Nov '16 10:56:59 AM JarvisLyttle
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* DumbassHasAPoint: He tells Rick that if he hadn't saved the Alpha Wolf, then he would have never pulled his HeroicSacrifice to save Denise, who would eventually save Carl's life after he was fatally shot thanks to the former villain's final act of kindness. However, the extent of how right he is may be debatable.



** In addition, his unwillingness to kill Owen ends up getting Denise taken hostage.

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** In addition, He also later secretly locks up Owen the Wolves' leader in an attempt to reform him based on his unwillingness new philosophy on not killing and everyone deserving at a chance of redemption, and gets into a physical altercation with Carol when she wants to kill Owen ends up getting the leader to prevent the possibility that he will escape and kill some of her people. The Wolf uses the fight as a distraction to escape and takes Denise taken who was in the room also hostage.



* RightForTheWrongReasons: He tells Rick that if he hadn't saved the Alpha Wolf, then he would have never pulled his HeroicSacrifice to save Denise, who would eventually save Carl's life after he was fatally shot thanks to the former villain's final act of kindness. However, it is not clear if it was out of kindness or just because he was dying anyway.



* TookALevelInDumbass: He actually thinks there's good in [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the Wolves]]. He even brings their leader into the community secretly in order to reform him, and gets into a physical altercation with Carol when she tries to end the threat for good. This results in several people being attacked or killed.
* TookALevelInIdealism: He's become a firm believer in valuing the lives of others thanks to Eastman.

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* TookALevelInDumbass: He actually thinks there's good in [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the Wolves]]. He even brings their leader into the community secretly in order to reform him, and gets into a physical altercation with Carol when she tries to end the threat for good. This results in several people being attacked or killed.

* TookALevelInIdealism: He's become a firm believer in valuing the lives of others and that everyone is capable of being redeemed thanks to Eastman.Eastman and his training in Akido and the philosophies associated with the martial art .
15th Nov '16 7:31:58 PM Musashi1596
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** To ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''. Morgan learned how to fight with a bo staff from a man named Eastman, who shares a name with the creator of said franchise; and Lennie James learned it behind the scenes from one of the original stunt doubles for Donatello.

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** To ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''. Morgan learned how to fight with a bo jo staff from a man named Eastman, who shares a name with the creator of said franchise; and Lennie James learned it behind the scenes from one of the original stunt doubles for Donatello.
6th Nov '16 9:56:53 AM 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 five seasons read at your own risk!

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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 five six seasons read at your own risk!





A survivor in Rick's hometown, Morgan lost his wife while they and their son were passing through the town. They found Rick after he woke up, and explained to him what was going on. Rick gave him a radio so they could keep in contact. He returns in Season 3, having gone mad with grief after losing his son to the Walkers. However, he eventually recovers his sanity thanks to the counsel of Eastman, and after becoming a MartialPacifist, begins to seek out Rick, embarking on a lengthy quest to find him in the fifth season that takes him all the way to Alexandria, where he finds himself at odds with Rick and Carol's brutality. After watershed moments such as the Wolf invasion of Alexandria and his failed attempt to rehabilitate Owen, he begins to question his absolutist no-killing policy.

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\n\n-->''"People can -- They can try and set you in the right direction, but they can't show you the way. You know, you got to find that for yourself, and I thought I had it. I did. But I'm -- I'm just fumbling through."''

A survivor in Rick's hometown, Morgan lost his wife while they and their son were passing through the town. They found Rick after he woke up, and explained to him what was going on. Rick gave him a radio so they could keep in contact. He returns in Season 3, having gone mad with grief after losing his son to the Walkers. However, he eventually recovers his sanity thanks to the counsel of Eastman, and after becoming who teaches him to become a MartialPacifist, MartialPacifist. After Eastman passes away, he begins to seek out Rick, embarking on a lengthy quest to find him in the fifth season that takes him all the way to Alexandria, where he finds himself at odds with Rick and Carol's brutality. After watershed moments such as the Wolf invasion of Alexandria and his failed attempt to rehabilitate Owen, he begins to question his absolutist no-killing policy.policy, particularly when the threat of the dangerous, unrepentant Saviors begins to raise its' head.



* TheAloner: Despite reconciling with Rick, he refuses to join him at the prison (partially because he realizes Rick is preparing for his war with The Governor), but accepts a map to the prison until he can "get clear". He eventually leaves [[spoiler:and encounters Eastman before heading in the direction of Terminus. After finding Rick's map, he travels the over 650 miles between Terminus and Washington, D.C., all on his own.]]
* TheAtoner: For not being able shoot his undead wife before she bites their son, he puts himself in a self-imposed penance to clear the town of walkers (and other humans, for that matter).
** And when he goes off the deep end doing ''that'', [[spoiler: he learns to be a TechnicalPacifist from Eastman and atones for his "clearing" of other people by swearing to never kill again (of course, he only fully adopts this view after accidentally getting Eastman killed).]]

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* TheAloner: Despite reconciling with Rick, he refuses to join him at the prison (partially because he realizes Rick is preparing for his war with The Governor), but accepts a map to the prison until he can "get clear". He eventually leaves [[spoiler:and and encounters Eastman before heading in the direction of Terminus. After finding Rick's map, he travels the over 650 miles between Terminus and Washington, D.C., all on his own.]]
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* TheAtoner: TheAtoner:
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For not being able shoot his undead wife before she bites their son, he puts himself in a self-imposed penance to clear the town of walkers (and other humans, for that matter).
** And when he goes off the deep end doing ''that'', [[spoiler: he learns to be a TechnicalPacifist from Eastman and atones for his "clearing" of other people by swearing to never kill again (of course, he only fully adopts this view after accidentally getting Eastman killed).]]



* DespairEventHorizon: Duane being killed by his undead wife, which he was previously unable to bring himself to kill. By Season 5, he's recovered and become much more emotionally stable. [[spoiler:However, Season 6 implies that his sanity is tied to his newfound pacifism and adherence to aikido, so he's not fully recovered yet.]]

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* DespairEventHorizon: Duane being killed by his undead wife, which he was previously unable to bring himself to kill. By Season 5, he's recovered and become much more emotionally stable. [[spoiler:However, Season 6 implies Its later implied that his sanity is tied to his newfound pacifism and adherence to aikido, so he's not fully recovered yet.]]



* DumbassHasAPoint: He tells Rick that if he hadn't [[spoiler: saved the Alpha Wolf, then he would have never pulled his HeroicSacrifice to save Denise, who would eventually save Carl's life after he was fatally shot thanks to the former villain's final act of kindness.]] However, the extent of how right he is may be debatable.

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* DumbassHasAPoint: He tells Rick that if he hadn't [[spoiler: saved the Alpha Wolf, then he would have never pulled his HeroicSacrifice to save Denise, who would eventually save Carl's life after he was fatally shot thanks to the former villain's final act of kindness.]] kindness. However, the extent of how right he is may be debatable.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: After publicly denouncing Rick's plan to [[spoiler: battle the Saviors]], he's starting to become this in Alexandria.

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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: After publicly denouncing Rick's plan to [[spoiler: battle the Saviors]], Saviors, he's starting to become this in Alexandria.



** GoodVersusGood: [[spoiler: He and Carol nearly ''kill'' each other while fighting over the fate of Owen the Alpha Wolf. But, they both end up knocked out because of their fight and he escapes with Denise held hostage.]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: Despite his adamant ThouShaltNotKill policy from Season Five onwards, he still won't hesitate to beat the shit out of hostile people who attack him. Every single Wolf that attacks him gets their ass kicked. [[spoiler: And he's willing to beat Carol, who's in her 50's and suffering from a concussion, when she tries to kill Owen.]]

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** GoodVersusGood: [[spoiler: He and Carol nearly ''kill'' each other while fighting over the fate of Owen the Alpha Wolf. But, they both end up knocked out because of their fight and he escapes with Denise held hostage.]]
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* GoodIsNotSoft: Despite his adamant ThouShaltNotKill policy from Season Five onwards, he still won't hesitate to beat the shit out of hostile people who attack him. Every single Wolf that attacks him gets their ass kicked. [[spoiler: And he's willing to beat Carol, who's in her 50's and suffering from a concussion, when she tries to kill Owen.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: He insists on [[spoiler: sparing the Wolves who attack Alexandria]] even though it means they'll escape and likely return for vengeance. [[spoiler:He is so adamant about his no killing policy that in "Start to Finish" he gets into a fight with Carol and ''knocks her out'' because she wanted to kill Owen. Of course, this only allows him to escape and take Denise as a hostage.]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: He insists on [[spoiler: sparing the Wolves who attack Alexandria]] Alexandria even though it means they'll escape and likely return for vengeance. [[spoiler:He He is so adamant about his no killing policy that in "Start to Finish" he gets into a fight with Carol and ''knocks her out'' because she wanted to kill Owen. Of course, this only allows him to escape and take Denise as a hostage.]]



* MyWayOrTheHighway: Refuses to break his ThouShaltNotKill mindset in Season Six - even refusing to kill TheUnfettered and unrepentant Wolves even going as far as sparing Owen and locking him up and keeping it secret from the others and when Carol finds out she tries to kill Owen and in his refusal to allow her to do this out of his belief that he can be redeemed Morgan fights her and in the fight ends up knocking her unconsciousness.

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* MyWayOrTheHighway: Refuses to break his ThouShaltNotKill mindset in Season Six - even refusing to kill TheUnfettered and unrepentant Wolves even going as far as sparing Owen and locking him up and keeping it secret from the others and when Carol finds out she tries to kill Owen and in his refusal to allow her to do this out of his belief that he can be redeemed Morgan fights her and in the fight ends up knocking her unconsciousness. In Season 7, he's forced to do some major introspection once he fails to uphold Eastman's absolutist teachings.



* SaveTheVillain: [[spoiler: He spared Owen and imprisoned him in Alexandria in order to reform him, just like Eastman did for him. He goes so far as to fight Carol when she tries to kill the Wolf. Unfortunately, Owen has no interest in being redeemed.]]

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* SaveTheVillain: [[spoiler: He spared Owen and imprisoned him in Alexandria in order to reform him, just like Eastman did for him. He goes so far as to fight Carol when she tries to kill the Wolf. Unfortunately, Owen has no interest in being redeemed.]]



* ThouShallNotKill: His newfound philosophy as of Season 5, but it causes some problems for him. Sparing the two Wolves who attacked him causes them to find Alexandria and launch a full-scale attack on it. During said battle, he lets even ''more'' of them live, allowing them to escape with a gun. He even spares Owen, the Alpha Wolf, in order to reform him. It's implied, however, that he's willing to end someone's life if it means putting them out of their misery as in the case of the bitten Eastman and Carter. In "Last Day on Earth" he is forced to gun down a Savior trying to murder Carol.
** While in the Kingdom he appears to have taken back up his vow as while he is convinced to start carrying a gun he is hesitant to use it.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the first episode Morgan was a fairly rusty shot, and preferred to just hide from walkers. By Season 3, he has fortified King County, apparently robbed dozens of people passing through, and came close to killing Rick, Michonne, and Carl on his own. By Season 5, he's even more badass now that he's sane, [[spoiler: and trained in Aikido]], effortlessly taking out the two Wolves who attack him.

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* ThouShallNotKill: His newfound philosophy as of Season 5, but it causes some problems for him. Sparing the two Wolves who attacked him causes them to find Alexandria and launch a full-scale attack on it. During said battle, he lets even ''more'' of them live, allowing them to escape with a gun. He even spares Owen, the Alpha Wolf, in order to reform him. It's implied, however, that he's willing to end someone's life if it means putting them out of their misery as in the case of the bitten Eastman and Carter. In "Last Day on Earth" he is forced to gun down a Savior trying to murder Carol.
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Carol. While in the Kingdom he appears to have taken back up his vow as while he is convinced to start carrying a gun he is hesitant to use it.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the first episode Morgan was a fairly rusty shot, and preferred to just hide from walkers. By Season 3, he has fortified King County, apparently robbed dozens of people passing through, and came close to killing Rick, Michonne, and Carl on his own. By Season 5, he's even more badass now that he's sane, [[spoiler: and trained in Aikido]], Aikido, effortlessly taking out the two Wolves who attack him.



* TookALevelInDumbass: He actually thinks there's good in [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the Wolves]]. [[spoiler: He even brings their leader into the community secretly in order to reform him, and gets into a physical altercation with Carol when she tries to end the threat for good.]] This results in several people being attacked or killed.

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* TookALevelInDumbass: He actually thinks there's good in [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the Wolves]]. [[spoiler: He even brings their leader into the community secretly in order to reform him, and gets into a physical altercation with Carol when she tries to end the threat for good.]] good. This results in several people being attacked or killed.



* WalkingTheEarth: In Season 5. He burns down King County and wanders around the woods as a madman before encountering Eastman, who helps him regain his sanity. [[spoiler: After his mentor's death,]] Morgan heads towards Terminus. When he discovers Rick's warning, he follows the Hunters' trail markers to their base at the school, then to Gabriel's church, where he finds Abraham's map. After that, he heads through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia before encountering Daryl and Aaron.

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* WalkingTheEarth: In Season 5. He burns down King County and wanders around the woods as a madman before encountering Eastman, who helps him regain his sanity. [[spoiler: After his mentor's death,]] death, Morgan heads towards Terminus. When he discovers Rick's warning, he follows the Hunters' trail markers to their base at the school, then to Gabriel's church, where he finds Abraham's map. After that, he heads through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia before encountering Daryl and Aaron.



** He is similarly disturbed by Carol's ruthlessness [[spoiler: when defending Alexandria]].
** He has one to all of Alexandria when they are convinced to [[spoiler: battle the Saviors and assassinate Negan]], but he's handily overruled.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Is perfectly willing to beat Carol into unconsciousness when she tries to kill Owen, since he's dead set on redeeming the villain and refuses to break ThouShaltNotKill.]]

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** He is similarly disturbed by Carol's ruthlessness [[spoiler: when defending Alexandria]].
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** He has one to all of Alexandria when they are convinced to [[spoiler: battle the Saviors and assassinate Negan]], Negan, but he's handily overruled.
* WouldHitAGirl: [[spoiler: Is perfectly willing to beat Carol into unconsciousness when she tries to kill Owen, since he's dead set on redeeming the villain and refuses to break ThouShaltNotKill.]]
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