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!!Characters introduced in Atlanta in 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. These spoiler tags will be removed upon the debut of the following season, and the character bios will be updated then as well. Additionally, character portraits will be updated each half-season with the release of an official, complete set from AMC. If you have not seen the first seven seasons read at your own risk!



!!Dr. Edwin Jenner
[[caption-width-right:300:''"This is what takes us down. This is our extinction event."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/NoahEmmerich

-->'''Rick''': I'm grateful [for letting us leave]. \\
'''Jenner''': The day will come when you won't be.

Jenner is the last surviving scientist at the CDC in Atlanta. He allowed the survivors inside, neglecting to tell them the building was set to explode. He tried to convince them to stay and end their suffering, but only one survivor took him up on his offer, and they died together in the explosion.
* AntiVillain: Of the WellIntentionedExtremist type.
* ApocalypticLog: Dr. Jenner's recordings of everything he has done by way of research and study, while locked up in the CDC facility.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* CrusadingWidower: The death of his wife to the infection is what drives him on to continue researching, after everyone in the CDC has either fled or committed suicide.
* DespairEventHorizon: Due to his wife's death, the destruction of the last samples he had, and the discovery that everyone who dies becomes a walker.
* DrivenToSuicide: Due to his DespairEventHorizon.
* DrowningMySorrows: After his last walker samples got destroyed he turned to drinking while waiting for the CDC to explode.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Jenner predicts that there will come a day when Rick will ''not'' be grateful for Jenner allowing the group to escape the exploding CDC and give up a chance to end it all. Six seasons and two years later, Jenner's words finally come to pass the day that Negan arrives, [[spoiler: kills Abraham and Glenn]], and psychologically tortures Rick into submission.
* HalfTruth: "I told you: once that front door closed, it wouldn't open again."
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Forced to put down his wife.
* LastNameBasis: Exclusively addressed as Jenner by every single character.
* MeaningfulName: Edwin Jenner was named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Jenner Edward Jenner]], the "father of immunology".
* MercyKill: Does this for his wife after he finished studying her. It is also what he "offers" to the rest of the survivors by locking them in the CDC as it prepares to explode.
* NotSoStoic: It's obvious despite his deadpan demeanor that Patient TS-19 was someone important to him when he can describe how long from death to reanimation down to the second... and he only loses it in private with her photo and when the survivors realize he intends to lock them in for the end of the countdown.
* NotUsingTheZWord: He calls zombies "the infected."
* SanitySlippage: Due to his wife getting infected and being forced to put her down, the rest of the staff abandoning the CDC, and his discovery that everyone is infected and will become a walker even if they die without getting bitten.
* SoleSurvivingScientist: He's a depressed and ultimately suicidal scientist found alone in his compound by the other survivors.

!The Vatos

[[caption-width-right:350:''"These people all look to me now. I don't even know why."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Neil Brown Jr.

Guillermo is the leader of a group of survivors at a nursing home who protect the elderly residents from the walkers.
* AlmightyJanitor: He was the literal head custodian of the nursing home.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* GangBangers: Subverted: he and his crew were faking it to appear tough.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: And likely a pretty interesting story at that, considering the fact that Atlanta is almost completely overrun, and his group of survivors is among the largest organized force encountered prior to Woodbury.
* JerkassFacade: He doesn't want to hurt anybody, but he is cautious with everyone who comes by due to previous encounters with looters and other violent survivors. He and his group use the facade to try to scare off other survivors so they can continue protecting the elderly.
* TheLeader: Of the nursing home survivors.
* OneShotCharacter: Only appears in "Vatos".
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Deleted material from the second season premiere shows the nursing home overrun and everyone dead, but this was cut when the premiere was heavily changed following Frank Darabont being fired. As such, the question as to what happened to Guillermo and his people is [[AbortedArc unlikely to ever be answered]]

->'''Portrayed by:''' Noel Gugliemi

Felipe is a social worker at the nursing home who joined Guillermo in defending its residents.
* AmusingInjuries: His getting shot in the butt by Daryl with an arrow.
* TheLancer: To Guillermo, leading the scouting runs and directing the care of the elderly patients.
* OneShotCharacter: Only appears in "Vatos".

->'''Portrayed by:''' Anthony Guajardo

Miguel is Felipe's cousin. He is captured by Rick, Daryl, and T-Dog when Glenn is taken by the Vatos.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* DeadpanSnarker: Snarks about Merle's name after he gets captured, which almost causes Daryl to attack him.
* HostageSituation: Rick and the others try to use him to get Glenn returned safely, although it turns out Glenn is fine and they manage to resolve the situation peacefully.
* OneShotCharacter: Only appears in "Vatos".
* TooDumbToLive: He starts yelling loudly during a ZombieApocalypse while a guy with a crossbow is telling him to shut up. He's lucky that Daryl didn't shot him in the head.

!Chase's Group

->'''Portrayed by:''' Josh Stewart

The protagonist of the ''Cold Storage'' webisodes, Chase is a survivor attempting to reach Cynthiana, Kentucky, where his sister is part of a group that is planning on leaving for Washington D.C.
* ActionSurvivor: He's clearly not used to fighting to survive, but he manages to dispatch a few walkers and [[spoiler:save Kelly while taking down B.J.'s personel storage kingdom]].
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: The webisodes show the beginning of his escape from Atlanta and journey to Cynthiana.
* MythologyGag: His sister lives in Cynthiana, Kentucky, which is where the Grimes family lives prior to the outbreak in the comics.
%% * NiceGuy
* PermaStubble: Like many in the ZombieApocalypse, he seems to be having a trouble finding time to shave.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: There has yet to be any indication of his fate after leaving with Kelly.

->'''Portrayed by:''' Christopher Allen Nelson

A friend of Chase, and is heading with him to Cynthiana. [[spoiler: Gets bitten at the end of part one, and Chase dispatches his walker form in part four.]]
* [[spoiler: [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Harris Was A Zombie]]: Chase is kind enough to kill him again though.]]
* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* DeadpanSnarker: Almost all of his lines are him snarking about something.
* [[spoiler: EatenAlive: Gets distracted playing with a jar of ashes he found, allowing several walkers to sneak up on him. He manages to take out the first one, but the others overwhelm him and begin devouring his body.]]
* {{Irony}}: Plays the lottery his whole life, and then after the ZombieApocalypse has started he scratches off a ticket worth five grand.
* ItGetsEasier: He tells Chase this about killing walkers.
* MacheteMayhem: His WeaponOfChoice.

!Self Storage Facility

->'''Portrayed by:''' Daniel Roebuck

The last living employee of a storage facility, he offers Chase a truck in exchange for his help in restarting a generator. He killed most of his fellow employees, keeping Kelly alive to rape.
* BeardOfEvil: Chase should have realized he was bad news when he saw the classical villain goatee.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* CrazySurvivalist: He's clearly come slightly unhinged by the ZombieApocalypse, and the revelation that he killed all of his coworkers save the one he is raping proves it.
%% * DeadpanSnarker
* FalseFriend: He acts cheerful and friendly towards Chase after their initial hostile introduction, promising to give him a truck if he helps restore power. Once he has no more use for Chase he shoots him in the head and leaves him for dead.
* FateWorseThanDeath: Ends up as a reanimated zombie head after Kelly decapitates him.
* {{Jerkass}}: He laughs at security footage of people being EatenAlive while trying to get into the storage facility and get their stuff. And then there is what he did to Kelly...
* OffWithHisHead: How Kelly kills him with a machete.
* OnlyKnownByInitials: He introduces himself as B.J. to Chase and never mentions what they stand for.
* TooDumbToLive: Turns out turning your back on the woman you repeatedly raped while she is holding a machete is a bad idea.
* WeaponOfChoice: A Smith & Wesson Model 29 as his handgun and a M16 as his rifle, which Chase steals after B.J. leaves him for dead.

->'''Portrayed by:''' Cerina Vincent

A coworker of B.J.'s, she called in sick the day the ZombieApocalypse started. She is really being kept by B.J. in a storage room, where he rapes her repeatedly. Chase rescues her and after killing B.J., they escape.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* DamselInDistress: She was held captive by B.J. in a locked storage room until Chase found and freed her.
* TheDogBitesBack: Decapitates B.J.
* MacheteMayhem: Chase gives her one upon meeting her. She uses it to take revenge upon B.J.
* RapeAsDrama: B.J. rapes her repeatedly after killing the rest of their coworkers and locking her in a storage room with a bed in it.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: There has yet to be any indication of her fate after leaving with Chase.

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