History YMMV / TheWalkingDead

16th Aug '16 11:35:37 AM marston
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** Patricia, for being willing to forgive [[spoiler:an unrepentant serial killer]] in one of this series' most extreme examples of TooDumbToLive.

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** Patricia, for being willing to forgive [[spoiler:an unrepentant serial killer]] in one of this series' most extreme examples of TooDumbToLive. The fact that she tried to help Dexter and Andrew kick out Rick's group only a little while after this did not help the fans dislike of her.


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**Patrica ends up throughly disliked by the rest of the cast after her actions listed above, and just when things seem to be getting better for her, [[spoiler: not only does she lose her new boyfriend at the start of the Prison Massacre, but Patrica herself is uncermoneously killed by The Governor and completly forgotten about by all the other characters afterwards]].
7th Aug '16 4:49:31 PM Winner1
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* HarsherInHindsigt: 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 [[JumpedTheShark be remembered very negatively]] for its changes.

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* HarsherInHindsigt: 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 [[JumpedTheShark be remembered very negatively]] for its changes.
7th Aug '16 4:47:56 PM Winner1
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7th Aug '16 4:47:52 PM Winner1
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* BadassDecay: Maggie was previously an all around ActionGirl who bravely fought by Rick's people against walkers and human villains alike, but ever since becoming the leader of the Hilltop Colony, she's grown into a less interesting character by simply ordering people around from within her safe zone instead of being out on the field. This isn't helped by her EasilyForgiven philosophy towards most of her own treacherous followers.



* CatharsisFactor: Pretty much anytime a HateSink character is killed off, fans will likely cheer for this action.



* CreepyAwesome: Again, Negan. He's an unpredictable sociopath who'll kill anyone on a whim, but he's also a legitimate badass survivor who startles Rick himself.



* EvilIsSexy: Alpha was not only the first female antagonist in the comic, but also a mysterious beauty who didn't tolerate anything from nobody.
* FoeYayShipping: Negan and Alpha were widely debated about being a possible villain couple.



* HarsherInHindsigt: 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 [[JumpedTheShark be remembered very negatively]] for its changes.



* MoralEventHorizon: The Governor crossed it when he ordered his own troops to shoot helpless civilians fleeing from the prison while they attacked it. [[spoiler: This results in baby Judith's CruelAndUnusualDeath, which he happily brushes off after Lily calls him out on it.]]



* TakeThatScrappy:
** [[spoiler: Spencer]] getting GuttedLikeAFish by Negan after being given TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
** [[spoiler: Gregory]] getting hung by his community for his treachery.



** Carl and [[spoiler: Lydia.]]

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** Carl and [[spoiler: Lydia.]]
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* VillainDecay: Strangely, the walkers are starting to be considered less and less of a serious threat to the characters since human villains kept popping up. In fact, it's almost safe to say that any named character is not endangered from being DevouredByTheHorde.
25th Jul '16 5:08:16 PM wdfan
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter:
** [[spoiler: Sgt. Abraham Ford is one of the most {{Badass}} characters in the series, but gets an ''extremely'' anticlimactic death via an arrow to the eye. To add insult to injury this happens just before the war with Negan, which would have been a perfect storyline to utilize his skills. Robert Kirkman himself even regrets this and thus Abraham was SparedByTheAdaptation in the TV show.]]
** [[spoiler: Rosita was one of the longest lasting survivors but was also pretty much always OutOfFocus, especially after breaking up with Abraham. She ends up getting a sudden and saddening death at the hands of Alpha during the fair massacre in Issue 144.]]
** [[spoiler: Alpha was the first major female antagonist in the comic and had great potential to be an IceQueen who still had some good left in her. Just when we start to see a more complex side of her she is brutally killed by previous BigBad Negan.]]
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.]]
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