History YMMV / TheWalkingDead

11th Jun '16 1:43:24 PM wdfan
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Did Dwight really [[spoiler: pull a HeelFaceTurn or is he still secretly working for Negan?]] Issue 126 confirms the former interpretation.
** After the TimeSkip, [[spoiler: it seems as though Negan genuinely wants to gain Rick's trust, and he even gives him some solid advice when shit starts hitting the fan. However, he does end up breaking out and seemingly aligning himself with the Whisperers, casting doubt on his true intentions.]]
* BrokenBase: "All-Out War", the conclusion of the initial Negan arc, proved to be divisive with fans. Some felt that it was somewhat underwhelming after the huge amount of buildup due to the lack of major character deaths and devastation that the iconic "Made to Suffer" arc brought in spades. However, others loved it for defying expectations, breaking the DarknessInducedAudienceApathy that had been plaguing the series, and still having major repercussions by opening the door for radically different storylines.



* CrazyAwesome: Negan

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* CrazyAwesome: NeganNegan.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Villains in the series all stand under the shadow of The Governor.

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Villains in the series all stand under the shadow of The Governor.


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** Paul "Jesus" Monroe also gets a lot of love for managing to be both extremely {{Badass}} and a genuine NiceGuy at the same time.


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** Some fans feel that the "All-Out War" arc suffered from this as well--see BrokenBase.


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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: Dwight was despised at first for being a {{Jerkass}} member of the Saviors who [[spoiler: killed Abraham]]. But after a more complex side of him was shown and he eventually [[spoiler: pulled a HeelFaceTurn]], he began to grow on fans and is now a fan-favorite.


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* SignatureScene: [[WhamEpisode Issue 100]] contains what has become possibly the most well-known scene in the comic: the new BigBad Negan introduces himself by kidnapping the group, going on a CrazyAwesome monologue about how they are under his control now, and choosing one of them to beat to death as a "lesson" through a game of eenie meenie minie moe. [[spoiler: Glenn]] is the unfortunate victim. It has become such an acclaimed moment that when [[spoiler: the TV adaptation elected to end it on a cliffhanger without showing who Negan killed, fans were ''livid'' and began claiming that the show had butchered a crucial moment in the story and JumpedTheShark.]]
** Other iconic moments include [[spoiler: the prison massacre]] in Issue 48, [[spoiler: Carl getting shot in the eye]] in Issue 83, and [[spoiler: Alpha decapitating several members of the group and putting their heads on spikes]] in Issue 144.
28th May '16 10:53:14 AM randomguy399
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** Lori, for being generally whiny and unreasonable.

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** Lori, for being generally whiny and unreasonable. Even Steven Yeun, who plays Glenn on the show, admitted to hating Lori when he read the comics.
26th Apr '16 3:26:22 PM randomguy399
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* TheScrappy: Basically, to avoid being a Scrappy in this series don't be [[TheLoad Load]], a DirtyCoward, or TooDumbToLive.
** Lori, for being generally whiny and unreasonable.
** Patricia, for being willing to forgive [[spoiler:an unrepentant serial killer]] in one of this series' most extreme examples of TooDumbToLive.
** Spencer, who during the "No Way Out" arc wants to leave everyone else to their deaths when [[spoiler:the herd is about to break through the walls]], causing Andrea to give him a WhatTheHellHero. He later plots to [[spoiler:overthrow Rick by having Negan kill him.]] Needless to say, even Negan finds this act disgusting and demoralizing and [[spoiler:guts Spencer.]]
** 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.]]
9th Apr '16 7:09:34 AM Austin
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* FountainOfMemes: Negan. He has many hilarious bits of dialogue that fans love to quote, such as "It's going to be pee-pee pants city here real soon," "Did you eat her pussy like a lady?" and "You got no guts".
23rd Mar '16 8:02:16 PM SbenLives
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** Post "All-Out War" seems to reverse this, with [[spoiler: Rick sparing Negan's life, thereby reversing his downward spiral into violent insanity, and kicking off a new dawn for the apocalyptic world founded on peaceful union and stable trade. It's a world plagued by the Whisperers, but still.]]



** The next major BigBad, Negan, has become just as popular if not even ''moreso'' than the Governor due to his darkly hilarious dialogue and CrazyAwesome personality.

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** The next major BigBad, Negan, has become just as popular if not even ''moreso'' than the Governor due to his darkly hilarious dialogue and dialogue, CrazyAwesome personality.personality, and [[spoiler: [[HeroKiller brutal, out-of-nowhere murder]] of Glenn.]]
19th Mar '16 1:14:32 PM ACW
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** The Governor is an insane despotic leader of a small town of survivors, who feeds any survivors from outside the town to the zombies in order to keep them docile so he can run "fights" between people in his town with the zombies surrounding them. And this is only the ''start'' of what he does during his run in the series, which includes raping one of the main characters repeatedly, leaving his own daughter [[spoiler:(actually niece)]]"alive" as a zombie so he can keep her as a pet, and being responsible for [[spoiler:the deaths of the vast majority of the cast in issue # 48]].

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** [[BigBad The Governor Governor]], real name Philip/[[spoiler:Brian]] Blake, is an insane the [[AxCrazy insane]] despotic leader of Woodbury, a small town of survivors, who feeds any 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 so he can run "fights" docile; and running violent fights between people in his town with and the zombies surrounding them. And this is only as an entertainment for the ''start'' of what he does during residents. When [[spoiler:Rick Grimes ]] and his run 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 series, which includes raping one of the main characters repeatedly, leaving process. He also has his own zombified daughter [[spoiler:(actually niece)]]"alive" [[spoiler:actually niece]] chained up as a zombie so he can keep her as a pet, pet and being has almost pedophilic interactions with her. Later, Blake [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates the residents of Woodbury]] to attack the prison and is responsible for [[spoiler:the the deaths of the vast majority of the cast cast, executing most of them personally in issue # 48]].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.
15th Feb '16 12:19:32 PM Austin
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* HypeBacklash: Issue 150. A milestone issue and the possible halfway point of the story, twice as long as a regular issue, and the title "Betrayed" had fans expecting it to be the most shocking issue yet. The plot ended up being mostly build-up for the current arc, without any major moments comparable to what happened in issue #100 and was felt to largely be not much different from a standard issue.
31st Dec '15 6:24:55 AM MagBas
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* CanonSue: It's been argued by some fans and detractors both of the Comics that certain characters fall into Canonical [[MarySue Mary]]/[[MartyStu Marty]] Sue territory for various reasons. The most common accusations of this are towards:
** Andrea.
** Michonne.
** Rick.
** Carl.
9th Oct '15 5:39:45 PM rbfanboy
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** The next major BigBad, Negan, has become just as popular if not even ''moreso'' than the Governor due to his darkly hilarious dialogue and CrazyAwesome personality.
5th Jun '15 1:18:29 AM Silverblade2
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* TheScrappy: [[DirtyOldMan Greg]][[TheStarscream ory]]. Kirkman made him for the sole reason to have a character to hate.
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