History YMMV / TheWalkingDead

12th May '18 2:21:48 PM ACW
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** When the protagonists first encounter [[spoiler: Thomas Richards]], he merely comes across as a [[spoiler:[[BitchInSheepsClothing nerdy, polite and ultimately harmless inmate imprisoned for tax evasion]]]]. This makes it all the more shocking when he's revealed to be a homicidal lunatic who was really imprisoned for [[spoiler: dismembering his wife]]. For no reason at all [[ForTheEvulz besides his own enjoyment]], [[spoiler: Thomas]] [[OffWithHisHead decapitated]] [[WouldHurtAChild two little girls]], [[spoiler: Hershel Greene's twin daughters, Rachel and Susie]]. Then, taking advantage of the confusion surrounding his murders, he attempted to decapitate Andrea as well. While he failed in his attempt he ended up scarring her in the process. Eventually captured, when the community looks like they're going to execute him, [[spoiler: Thomas]] is rescued by a woman he had befriended earlier named Patricia. Believing that [[spoiler: Thomas]] is insane, not evil, and in need of psychological help, [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Patricia]] plans on the two of them escaping together. In thanks, [[spoiler: Thomas]] [[UngratefulBastard immediately tries to strangle her to death]]. Though a minor antagonist in the grand scheme of things, [[spoiler: Thomas]] acted as a dark harbinger of what was to come by showing [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters how much worse humans could be than zombies]].

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** When the protagonists first encounter [[spoiler: Thomas [[spoiler:Thomas Richards]], he merely comes across as a [[spoiler:[[BitchInSheepsClothing nerdy, [[spoiler:nerdy, polite and ultimately harmless inmate imprisoned for tax evasion]]]]. evasion]]. This makes it all the more shocking when he's revealed to be a homicidal lunatic who was really imprisoned for [[spoiler: dismembering [[spoiler:dismembering his wife]]. For no reason at all [[ForTheEvulz besides his own enjoyment]], [[spoiler: Thomas]] [[OffWithHisHead decapitated]] he decapitated [[WouldHurtAChild two little girls]], [[spoiler: Hershel [[spoiler:Hershel Greene's twin daughters, Rachel and Susie]]. Then, taking advantage of the confusion surrounding his murders, he attempted to decapitate Andrea as well. While he failed in his attempt he ended up scarring her in the process. Eventually captured, when the community looks like they're going to execute him, [[spoiler: Thomas]] [[spoiler:Thomas]] is rescued by a woman he had befriended earlier named Patricia. Believing that [[spoiler: Thomas]] he is insane, not evil, and in need of psychological help, [[HorribleJudgeOfCharacter Patricia]] plans on the two of them escaping together. In thanks, [[spoiler: Thomas]] [[spoiler:Thomas]] [[UngratefulBastard immediately tries to strangle her to death]]. Though a minor antagonist in the grand scheme of things, [[spoiler: Thomas]] [[spoiler:Thomas]] acted as a dark harbinger of what was to come by showing [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters how much worse humans could be than zombies]].
7th May '18 8:59:08 AM ACW
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** [[BigBad The Governor]], real name Philip/[[spoiler:Brian]] Blake, is the [[AxCrazy insane]] despotic leader of Woodbury, a small town of survivors, and takes extreme measures to maintain his status as the leader. These measures include feeding survivors from outside the town to the zombies surrounding them in order to keep them docile; and running violent fights between people in his town and the zombies as an entertainment for the residents. When [[spoiler:Rick Grimes ]] and his group visit Woodbury, Blake [[FauxAffablyEvil initially acts friendly]] until he turns tables on them by [[{{Fingore}} chopping off]] [[spoiler:Rick's]] hand and [[ColdBloodedTorture raping]] [[spoiler:Michonne]] repeatedly for several days, severely traumatizing Glenn in the process. He also has his zombified daughter [[spoiler:actually niece]] chained up as a pet and has almost pedophilic interactions with her. Later, Blake [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates the residents of Woodbury]] to attack the prison and is responsible for the deaths of vast majority of the cast, executing most of them personally in cold blood. He also pressures one of the residents to kill Rick's wife Lori and [[WouldHurtAChild her infant daughter, Judy]] in an action so horrible that the said resident personally betrays and executes the Governor shortly afterwards, leaving his corpse to be devoured by the zombies. Utterly [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] and {{sadist}}ic, the Governor is the [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters absolute worst example of a human being]] that the world of zombie apocalypse has to offer.

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** [[BigBad The Governor]], real name Philip/[[spoiler:Brian]] Blake, is the [[AxCrazy insane]] despotic leader of Woodbury, a small town of survivors, and takes extreme measures to maintain his status as the leader. These measures include feeding survivors from outside the town to the zombies surrounding them in order to keep them docile; and running violent fights between people in his town and the zombies as an entertainment for the residents. When [[spoiler:Rick Grimes ]] and his group visit Woodbury, Blake [[FauxAffablyEvil initially acts friendly]] until he turns tables on them by [[{{Fingore}} chopping off]] [[spoiler:Rick's]] hand and [[ColdBloodedTorture raping]] [[spoiler:Michonne]] repeatedly for several days, severely traumatizing Glenn in the process. He also has his zombified daughter [[spoiler:actually niece]] chained up as a pet and has almost pedophilic interactions with her. Later, Blake [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates the residents of Woodbury]] to attack the prison and is responsible for the deaths of vast majority of the cast, executing most of them personally in cold blood. He also pressures one of the residents to kill Rick's wife Lori and [[WouldHurtAChild her infant daughter, Judy]] in an action so horrible that the said resident personally betrays and executes the Governor shortly afterwards, leaving his corpse to be devoured by the zombies. Utterly [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] sociopathic and {{sadist}}ic, sadistic, the Governor is the [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters absolute worst example of a human being]] that the world of zombie apocalypse has to offer.
1st May '18 1:10:49 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Gregory, who is a total HateSink that has actually deluded himself into believing he is the Hilltop's main protector and is willing to let innocent people die just to save his own ass. His [[spoiler:attempted murder]] of Maggie was the final straw that ultimately led to her [[spoiler:publicly executing him. And absolutely ''no one'' is complaining.]]
4th Apr '18 1:59:18 AM randomguy399
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** When Jesus and Aaron defeat [[spoiler: Beta]] in Issue 173, they put his mask off and discover that [[spoiler: Beta used to be a famous NBA player and an actor before degrading to a monster]]. While this may be very sad, many people took this as a complete ShockingSwerve. Not to mention the fact that [[spoiler: [[AntiClimax Beta got defeated fairly easily]] despite being tough enough to survive a brutal beatdown from ''Negan'' of all people. And Beta eventually became a ReplacementScrappy for Alpha, who was much more developed as a character.]]

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** When Jesus and Aaron defeat [[spoiler: Beta]] in Issue 173, they put his mask off and discover that [[spoiler: Beta used to be a famous NBA player and an actor before degrading to a monster]]. While this may be very sad, many people took this as a complete ShockingSwerve. Not to mention the fact that [[spoiler: [[AntiClimax Beta got defeated fairly easily]] despite being tough enough to survive a brutal beatdown from ''Negan'' of all people. And Beta eventually became a ReplacementScrappy for Alpha, who was much more developed as a character.]]
14th Mar '18 1:48:44 PM DukeNukem4ever
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** And when Aaron attempts to speak [[spoiler: Beta's real name]], [[spoiler: Beta suddenly jumps up (despite having a fatal bullet wound in his chest) and [[SelfDeprecation screams]] '''''"I HAVE NO NAME!"''''' before finally expiring. Again, many people found Beta's FamousLastWords hilarious instead of tragic.]]

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** And when Aaron attempts to speak tell us [[spoiler: Beta's real name]], [[spoiler: Beta suddenly jumps up (despite having a fatal bullet wound in his chest) and [[SelfDeprecation screams]] '''''"I HAVE NO NAME!"''''' before finally expiring. Again, many people found Beta's FamousLastWords hilarious instead of tragic.]]
14th Mar '18 1:48:19 PM DukeNukem4ever
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** When Jesus and Aaron defeat [[spoiler: Beta]] in Issue 173, they put his mask off and discover that [[spoiler: Beta used to be a famous NBA player and an actor before degrading to a monster]]. While this may be very sad, many people took this as a complete ShockingSwerve. Not to mention the fact that [[spoiler: [[AntiClimax Beta got defeated fairly easily]] despite being tough enough to survive a brutal beatdown from ''Negan'' of all people. And Beta eventually became a ReplacementScrappy for Alpha, who was much more developed as a character.]]
** And when Aaron attempts to speak [[spoiler: Beta's real name]], [[spoiler: Beta suddenly jumps up (despite having a fatal bullet wound in his chest) and [[SelfDeprecation screams]] '''''"I HAVE NO NAME!"''''' before finally expiring. Again, many people found Beta's FamousLastWords hilarious instead of tragic.]]
11th Feb '18 8:12:10 PM papyru30
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** The first chapter in general is hard to take seriously due to the goofy art style.


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** Lori reacts to learning that [[spoiler: Tyreese was left in the gym]] is to awkwardly bite her lip.
10th Feb '18 12:28:50 PM Chris116
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* HarsherInHindsight: Negan's SignatureScene in the comic was acclaimed as an amazing turning-point in the comic series that established him as an intriguing character and caused a dent on the main characters. However, [[Series/TheWalkingDead the television version]] of this very scene would cause a massive rift between fans of the series and be remembered very negatively for its changes.

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Negan's SignatureScene in the comic was acclaimed as an amazing turning-point in the comic series that established him as an intriguing character and caused a dent on the main characters. However, [[Series/TheWalkingDead the television version]] of this very scene would cause a massive rift between fans of the series and be remembered very negatively for its changes.
** In #160, we got a heartwarming scene where Maggie says that [[spoiler: she's happy when she thinks of Glenn. It was even more heartwarming as it was the first issue to be released after the television adaptation of Glenn's death. Then we get to #174 in which Maggie rants to Negan that when she tries to remember Glenn's face, she remembers his eyeball hanging out, and when she tries to remember his voice, she remembers him choking and trying to mumble her name while Negan laughs.]] ''Ouch''.
7th Feb '18 6:36:41 PM nombretomado
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* LoveToHate: Negan is hated for [[spoiler: killing Glenn]] but he redeems himself for being TheJoker of the comic.

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* LoveToHate: Negan is hated for [[spoiler: killing Glenn]] but he redeems himself for being TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker of the comic.
31st Jan '18 8:59:00 PM papyru30
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** Was Martinez telling the truth or was he going to bring the Governor to the prison?
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