!!Characters from the [[LiveActionAdaptation television show]] ''Series/TheWalkingDead'':

!!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. If you have not seen the first five seasons read at your own risk!

[[folder: Rick's Group in general]]
!Tropes that apply to the group in general
[[caption-width-right:300:''"Hold fast to one another / We will stand stranger to brother / We are one / We carry on.."'']]

->[[labelnote: '''Season One cast''']] Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey [=DeMunn=], Norman Reedus, [=IronE=] Singleton, Melissa [=McBride=], Emma Bell, Michael Rooker, Juan Gabriel Peraja, Jeryl Prescott Sales, Andrew Rothenberg, Madison Lintz, Adam Minarovich, numerous incidentals [[/labelnote]]
->[[labelnote: '''Season Two cast''']] Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey [=DeMunn=], [=IronE=] Singleton, Melissa [=McBride=], Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, Jane [=McNeill=], James Allen [=McCune=] [[/labelnote]]
->[[labelnote: '''Season Three cast''']] Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Sarah Wayne Callies, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, [=IronE=] Singleton, Melissa [=McBride=], Scott Wilson, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, Lew Temple, Vincent Ward, Danai Guirra, Michael Rooker [[/labelnote]]
->[[labelnote: '''Season Four cast''']] Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Danai Guirra, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Scott Wilson, Melissa [=McBride=], Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Melissa Ponzo, Sunkrish Bala, Kyle Gallner, Vincent Martella, Brandon Carroll, Brighton Sharbino, Kyla Kennedy, Victor [=McCay=], Alanna Masterson, Michael Cudlitz, Christian Serratos, Josh [=McDermitt=], numerous incidentals [[/labelnote]]
->[[labelnote: '''Season Five cast''']] Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Danai Guirra, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Melissa [=McBride=], Michael Cudlitz, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Josh [=McDermitt=], Seth Gilliam, Tyler James Williams [[/labelnote]]
->[[labelnote: '''Season Six cast''']] Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Danai Guirra, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Melissa [=McBride=], Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Josh [=McDermitt=], Seth Gilliam [[/labelnote]]

The main protagonists of the series. Thanks to the AnyoneCanDie nature of the series, the group's lineup changes considerably from season to season. While its' lineup may be constantly changing, one thing isn't - Rick's leadership that pushes the group to go on and keep surviving.

* ActionSurvivor: All of them at first, especially in the first season.
* BadassCrew: This trope begins applying in season three, when everyone in the group is combat-proficient and work together as a tight, cohesive unit.
* BadassInDistress: While this can happen at any given time in the ZombieApocalypse, it really looked like the group's goose was cooked when they were captured by Terminus, who outsmarted and overpowered them. Luckily, Carol hadn't arrived yet and promptly blew shit up good, saving them.
* CoDragons: Inverted; Rick generally has about two-four people who form his inner circle. In seasons one and two, it was Shane (TheLancer) and Lori (his wife). In season three, Daryl is his main field enforcer while Hershel is his mentor and confidante. In season four, Michonne becomes one of Rick's most trusted group members. Come season five, and his inner circle consists of Daryl, Carol, Michonne, Glenn, and Abraham.
* CombatPragmatist: A common trait of the group members is their ability and willingness to use ''anything'' as a weapon. Best shown in the season five premiere when everyone fashions weapons from their jewelry, clothing, accessories, and pieces of their train car to fight their way out of Terminus.
* DarkestHour: ''Them'' features the group at its' lowest point to date, as they're out of food, water, supplies, and they've just lost three consecutive members of their group.
* {{Determinator}}: Even on their darkest days, they ''never'' let up and keep pushing on.
* DwindlingParty: While the group as a whole is more of a revolving door of characters, the original season one cast is subjected to this trope, with only five [[note]]Rick, Carl, Daryl, Glenn and Carol [[/note]] remaining by the end of the fifth season.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: Particularly during major events like the taking of the prison, the final prison battle, or the escape from Terminus.
* TheLeader: Rick is the overarching leader of the group, even if he is on break. Others who have filled in for him in his absence (be it due to Rick being on a run, in grieving, or something else) include Daryl, Hershel, Carol, and Glenn.
* TheLoad: An argument that persisted largely in the second season was over who contributed the least to the group, though this argument promptly ended when Rick ended all the drama in the group and made sure ''everyone'' pulled their weight. By the end of season five, the only ones who have truly qualified as this during the course of the series were Amy, Carol (before taking a level in badass), Noah, and Gabriel.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: While granted there aren't as many characters in this group as there were in, say, Woodbury, the ensemble can be quite large (numbering a whopping sixteen during the season five episode ''Strangers''); not even counting when the community was very large at the start of the show and at the beginning of season four.
* MauveShirt: The group has occasionally had members who didn't get to do much or reveal much about themselves before dying, most notably the likes of T-Dog, Oscar, and Noah.
* NotSoDifferent: The group is often disturbed to find that they share similarities with their enemies or rivals.
** Woodbury: Best displayed in ''Arrow on the Doorpost'' when Rick and The Governor have a sit-down, while their lieutenants bond with each other in the meantime. Both sides as a whole are misled or misunderstood (Rick believed all of Woodbury was evil when it was only The Governor's inner circle, while the prison group's attack is painted as a "terrorist" raid), both want to protect their families (makeshift and biological), and both are being misled by The Governor to some degree. Once The Governor is defeated at the end of the season, the surviving Woodbury members quickly integrate with the prison group upon learning of the massacre of the militia.
** Terminus: Both at one point welcomed in new survivors to join their camp, but after a horrific experience with hostile outsiders, they hardened up and became far less trusting, and as a result TookALevelInBadass. While Rick's group was able to remain good people thanks to their moral center, Hershel, the Terminus people eventually devolved to become psychopathic, gluttonous cannibals.
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: The focus of the second half of season four, after the fall of the prison.
* RedShirt: As noted below, at two points the group has had numerous extras as group members who are quickly slaughtered to up the show's body count. Among the named examples of this trope are Jimmy, Patricia, and Ryan Samuels.
* TheRemnant: Shane's original Atlanta camp was composed of both the main cast and a large number of incidentals, many of whom were wiped out during the fish fry attack in ''Tell It To The Frogs'', making for a much smaller group. Later, at the start of season four, the group has tripled in size thanks to taking in the survivors of Woodbury and accepting in worthy survivors from outside the prison. Unfortunately, a plague and the final prison battle immediately following it wipes out the majority of the community. Simply put, whenever there's a large amount of background extras in the group, expect them to drop like flies and the survivors become this trope.
* StayInTheKitchen: In the first season and early into the second season, it was largely the men who were combat-proficient and would fight for the group. The women did the cooking, cleaning, and looking after the children, though this did not go unnoticed by them. However, this began to change when Andrea first took the initiative to join the group's main fighters (inspired by Maggie), and by season three everyone is fighting together, regardless of sex.
* TeamDad: As the leader, Rick serves as this to the group as a whole. Dale, Hershel and Tyreese were more of the nurturing types.
* TeamMom: Lori initially filled the position, but upon her death, it was taken by Carol. Both are quite the MamaBear indeed.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Four major ones as of the end of season five.
** Ed in the first season. He's a domestic abuser and {{Jerkass}} who is implied to have been a pedophile towards his daughter. Plus he never helped around camp besides the comfy position of sitting in chairs, keeping watch and drinking beers or smoking. Nobody gives a shit that he is among the first casualties of the show.
** Daryl in the first season. Much like his brother, he's a confrontational {{Jerkass}} (albeit he's far less hostile to the colored members of the group than his brother). However, the search for Sophia begins to integrate him deeper into the group and prove that he is a reliable, loyal member of the group. He replaces Shane as the NumberTwo of the group and becomes one of the most beloved members of the gang (best seen in the season four premiere when it's shown he's become very popular among the prison community) thanks to his immense CharacterDevelopment.
** Merle in ''Guts'' and in season three when he rejoins the group. He's a bigoted, confrontational asshole who loves to rub people the wrong way. Rick and the gang are forced to accept him into the group in season three, and while he's mellowed out a bit since season one (notably he doesn't jump at the chance to shout racist slurs at the colored members of the group), he's still not liked and even treated as a weapon by Rick. Not to mention the fact he captured Maggie and Glenn and delivered them to The Governor to be tortured and nearly raped in the former's case. However, the group comes to respect him posthumously when they learn that he gave his life taking down many of the Woodbury militia in an attempt to kill The Governor and save Daryl and the prison.
** Father Gabriel in the fifth season. He's another member of the group who [[TheLoad doesn't contribute much]], and the fact he let his congregation die to save himself doesn't score him any points. While the group's other newest members like Abraham, Eugene, or Rosita integrate into the family pretty quickly, Gabriel is not respected or liked by anyone. He realizes this by the time they get to Alexandria, even after he helped repel the walkers attacking the barn, and begged Deanna to evict them. Only Maggie is aware of this until the season finale, but as it seems she has forgiven him and is helping him face his demons through prayer, this might end up changing for Gabriel.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Initially Rick refused to allow the killing of living people. Then Dave and Tony showed up, proving Hershel's fear of hostile groups of survivors was justified. While the group elected not to kill Randall to honor Dale's dying wish, the group hardens to the point they'll kill ''anyone'' who poises a threat to them. Nobody likes having to kill (particularly evident by some of the group's faces during the [[spoiler: massacre of the Hunters]]), but no one is arguing that sometimes it needs to be done. In later seasons, the only ones who adhere to this principle are Tyreese and Father Gabriel.
* TookALevelInBadass: Following the deaths of Shane and Dale and the loss of the farm, Rick decides to end all conflict in the group and forges them into a well-oiled killing machine.
* TrueCompanions: Made perfectly clear more times than can be counted.
-->'''Glenn''': My flesh and blood is standing ''right here''.

* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowGrimesFamily The Grimes Family]][[note]]Rick Grimes, Lori Grimes, Carl Grimes, Judith Grimes[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowKingCountySurvivors King County Survivors]][[note]]Morgan Jones, Duane Jones, Leon Basset, Hannah, Andrew, Judy, Jamie, Billy, Mike Palmer, Dr. Gale Macones, Gary Taylor, Patty Taylor[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowAtlantaCampSurvivors Atlanta Camp Survivors]][[note]]Daryl Dixon, Merle Dixon, Carol Peletier, Ed Peletier, Sophia Peletier, Andrea, Amy, Glenn Rhee, Shane Walsh, Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas, Dale Horvath, Jacqui, Morales, Jim[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowAtlantaSurvivors Atlanta Survivors]][[note]]Dr. Edwin Jenner, Guillermo, Felipe, Miguel, Chase, Harris, B.J., Kelly[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowHershelsFarmSurvivors Hershel's Farm Survivors]][[note]]Hershel Greene, Maggie Greene, Beth Greene, Otis, Patricia, Jimmy[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowWoodburySurvivors Woodbury Survivors]][[note]]Philip Blake/The Governor, Penny Blake, Milton Mamet, Caesar Martinez, Shumpert, Karen, Dr. Stevens, Haley, Tim, Crowley, Rowan, Garguilo, Paul, Eileen[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowTyreesesGroup Tyreese's Group]][[note]]Tyreese, Sasha, Allen, Donna, Ben[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowPrisonNewcomers Prison Newcomers]][[note]]Michonne, Bob Stookey, Dr. Caleb Subramanian, Zach, Patrick, David, Lizzie Samuels, Mika Samuels, Ryan Samuels [[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowTheChamblerFamily The Chambler Family]][[note]]Tara Chambler, Lily Chambler, Meghan Chambler, David Chambler[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowAbrahamsGroup Abraham's Group]][[note]]Abraham Ford, Eugene Porter, Rosita Espinosa[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowTerminusSurvivors Terminus Survivors]][[note]]Gareth, Mary, Alex, Albert, Martin, Theresa, Greg, Mike[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowGradySurvivors Grady Memorial Survivors]][[note]]Dawn Lerner, Dr .Steven Edwards, Noah, Gorman, Joan, Shephard, O'Donnel, Bob Lamson, Licari, Percy[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowAlexandriaSurvivors Alexandria Survivors]][[note]]Deanna Monroe, Reg Monroe, Aiden Monroe, Spencer Monroe, Pete, Jessie, Ron, Sam, Aaron, Eric, Nicholas, Mikey, Olivia, Enid, Heath, Carter, Scott, Annie[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowOtherSurvivors Other Survivors]][[note]]Dave's group (Dave, Tony, Randall Culver, Nate), The Prisoners (Sean, Axel, Oscar, Andrew, Tomas, Big Tiny), Rockford Tent City survivors (Karina, Paul), Martinez's group (Mitch Dolgen, Pete Dolgen, Alisha), The Claimers (Joe, Len, Tony, Dan), The 'Wolves', Lone survivors (Father Gabriel Stokes, Clara, Ana, Sam)[[/note]]