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!!Members of the Grimes family 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!

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[[folder: In General]]

A family living in King County, Georgia. Throughout the show, their lives dramatically changes, starting with Rick, the head of the family, getting shot and the ZombieApocalypse that follows.
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* AwkwardFatherSonBondingActivity: Possibly inverted. Rick is the one who was obviously disturbed with Carl's aggressive AntiHero streak when they killed walkers together in Season 4.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Despite being a DysfunctionalFamily, their love for one another is very evident.
** Despite a huge strain in their marriage, Rick is greatly crushed after Lori's death.
** Starting the Season 3 finale, Carl repeatedly tells Rick that he is weak and couldn't protect anyone. After the prison's fall in Season 4, he even tells Rick that he could die because he (Carl) can take care of himself. After thinking that Rick has turned, Carl breaks down and couldn't kill his father.
* BadassAndChildDuo: Rick and Carl at first. After the latter TookALevelInBadass and Lori's death, Judith fills the child role with her father and older brother alternating as the {{Badass}}.
* BadassFamily: The ZombieApocalypse forced them to be.
* DysfunctionalFamily: Shane's involvement after Rick's coma, Lori's affair with him, and Rick's eventual return greatly tainted the family. Again, the stress of the ZombieApocalypse didn't help matters.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: Most notably in the Season 3 premiere, where they all worked together to clear the prison.
* FreudianTrio: Until Lori's death in Season 3.
** Rick, the one who plans everything and keeps them all (including the entire group) in check. (Superego)
** Lori, mostly a NeutralFemale. (Ego)
** Carl, who is very reckless and spontaneous due to his age. (Id)
* HonoraryUncle: Rick and Carl considers most of their TrueCompanions below as "family".
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Lori was originally the only female of the family. After her DeathByChildbirth, her daughter Judith takes her place.
* TrueCompanions: With most of the [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowAtlantaCampSurvivors Atlanta Camp Survivors]]. Shane in particular is considered a family friend even before the apocalypse, so are the Peletiers sans Ed, and Daryl, whom Rick calls his brother. They later gained more with [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowHershelsFarmSurvivors the Greene family]], [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowPrisonNewcomers Michonne]] and [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowTyreesesGroup Tyreese]].
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[[folder:Rick]]
!!Rick has so many examples of tropes that he received his own page '''[[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowRickGrimes here]]'''.
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[[folder:Lori]]
!!Lori Grimes
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"I think folks around here can make up their minds without bringing my marriage into it."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/SarahWayneCallies

-->''"Maybe this isn't a world for children anymore."''

Lori is Rick's wife, who knew he was in the hospital. Shane went back for him, honestly believed him dead, and returned to camp to regretfully inform Lori. Lori and Shane became an item until Rick turned up alive at the camp thanks to Glenn. Her relationship with both Rick and Shane has soured after that, as her affair was revealed and she discovered she was pregnant. She is killed early in Season 3, when Maggie has to perform an emergency C-section to save the baby and Carl is forced to shoot her in the head to prevent reanimation.
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* ActionSurvivor: Making up for her stupidity in "Nebraska", Lori has a LetsGetDangerous moment right after her car crash. Still suffering from shock, she stabs a walker clambering into the car through the eye with a torn-off piece of the car, and then smacks another over the head with a hub cap before fetching her gun from the car and headshotting it.
* ActionMom: Thanks to AdaptationalBadass below. Overlaps with PregnantBadass in the beginning of Season 3, when she helps other survivors in clearing the prison from walkers.
* AdaptationalBadass: Believe it or not. In the comic, Lori would often fumble with her gun, and Carl saved her on more than one occasion. Here, she is making headshots at night without panicking.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Lori has raven hair in the comics.
* AgeLift: Lori is 27 at the start of the comics. She's in her mid-thirties in this one.
* TheChick: Lori is the least likely of the group to use weapons and instead relies mostly on others to protect herself. She can fight, if she must, though.
* TheConscience: One of the most vocal members of the group to criticize morally-questionable actions.
* DeathByAdaptation: In the comics, Lori died at the very end of the prison arc instead of near the beginning of it.
* DeathByChildbirth: Although the C-section by Maggie (without anesthesia) is the immediate cause, a labor proceeding exactly like Carl's necessitating said operation ultimately did, as she would have died without it.
* DoesNotLikeGuns: Seems to be why she rarely fights herself and instead prefers to have others protect her. She even tries to argue against it when Rick and Shane want to teach her son Carl to use a gun, despite the fact it's the most viable option for self-defense he has in the middle of a ZombieApocalypse.
* HeroicSacrifice: When trapped in the boiler room while the prison being overrun by walkers and the stress causing her to be in labor, she decides for Maggie to perform makeshift C-section with a knife so that her child would survive, knowing she would die.
* {{Housewife}}: Lori was this before the ZombieApocalypse and tries to keep it up even with the world gone to hell.
* {{Hypocrite}}: She chews out Rick for not telling her that Hershel was going to kick them off of the farm, while she doesn't tell Rick that she's pregnant until he finds her morning after pills. Rick calls her out on this and she admits to it herself.
* MamaBear: Otis is likely lucky to have died before he met Lori and suffered her wrath for shooting Carl. She's also ready to brave a walker invasion of the farm to go hunt down her missing son, and is only talked out of it by Carol.
* NotEnoughToBury: Her body was apparently devoured completely by a Walker.
* PregnantBadass: Lori's stamina is something to be admired considering she was able to keep up with the group for the entirety of her pregnancy. Even when she's days from giving birth, she still is quite handy with a gun as seen during the taking of the prison.
* SacrificialLion: In Season 3, when she tells Maggie to perform a Cesarean section on her so Judith can be born, even knowing it could kill her.
* SecretRelationship: What she thought her relationship with Shane was. Turned out Dale, Daryl, and Andrea had all figured it out, and Rick caught on pretty quickly to what had happened between her and Shane while they thought he was dead.
* StatuesqueStunner: She stands 5'9 and is a hot mom to boot.
* StayInTheKitchen: She apparently literally believes this is what the women should be doing during the ZombieApocalypse, and is annoyed with Andrea for wanting to protect the camp. Andrea is understandably incredulous and pissed off upon being told this. Lori rationalizes that "we are trying to create a world worth living in", meaning she values the normality and comfort of mundane household chores over bloodshed and fighting.
* WhosYourDaddy: Lori understandably isn't sure if the baby she's carrying was fathered by Rick or Shane.
* WomanInWhite: In Rick's hallucinations during "The Suicide King" and "Home".
* YourCheatingHeart: Did this with Shane, although they thought Rick had died. The moment she realized Rick was alive she walked away from Shane without looking back.
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!!Carl Grimes
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"Everything's food for something else."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Chandler Riggs

-->''"Are we safe now, Dad?"''

Carl is Rick and Lori's son. In Rick's absence, he has come to regard Shane as something of a father figure. This causes no small amount of friction once Rick returns, as Carl loves his dad but still loves Shane and looks up to him. As the show has progressed, the ZombieApocalypse has had an increasingly damaging effect on Carl's mind and personality, as he is forced to fight walkers to survive and other threats constantly surround his family and the group. Nothing breaks Carl more than the tragic death of his mother in childbirth, even more so considering he's forced to put her down so she won't reanimate, and he ends up naming his new baby sister Judith.

After an attempt by Rick to save his humanity has mixed results, Carl begins to feel that he no longer needs his father, but ends up relenting when he realizes that he can't make it on his own. The bond between father and son turned out to have been repaired just in time, as Rick resorted to drastic measures to save Carl from a horrific near-rape experience. Though Carl's satisfaction at his assailant's death worried him, he was able to recover with the help of his new surrogate mother figure Michonne.

Following this, Carl has done a rebound, and now his first instinct is to help people, even after encounters with rapists and cannibals. After the group reaches Alexandria, Carl is torn between his desire to develop normal relationships with others his age and his fear that living in the comfort of the safe-zone will make him weak.
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* ADayInTheLimelight: The mid-season premiere 'After', which focuses on Carl and Michonne. Carl has to fend for himself in a suburb after the prison is overrun and Rick succumbs to his injuries from the Governor.
* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Carl's comic counterpart wasn't subjected to see his childhood friend Sophia die, nor having to shoot his dead mother so she won't reanimate.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: [[spoiler: His EyeScream in the show is decidedly less grotesque than in the comics, as the side of his head remains largely intact compared to the gaping hole he sustains in the latter.]]
* AdaptationalHeroism: Despite his "Kill or be killed" attitude from Season 3 and the first half of Season 4, by Season 5 he has become far nicer than his comic book counterpart, who remains a CreepyChild by this time of the storyline, even stating -- post Terminus, mind you -- that they can still help people.
* AgeLift: Went from 7 or 8 in the comics to 12 for the show.
* AntiHero: Ends up becoming one after the Season 3 finale, Carl didn't seem to bat an eye when he shoots a teenaged Woodbury militia member just as he was handing over his shotgun to Carl.
* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Aims his gun at his father, but is really just putting down a zombified Shane.
* BigBrotherInstinct: In Season 3 towards Judith. It continues on from there.
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Tyreese's group in Season 3 on his own.
* BigEater: Even though he's living in a zombie-ridden hellhole, he still eats like a typical teenager. Case in point, he eats ''112 ounces'' of chocolate pudding in one sitting.
* CantStayNormal: Carl has an awkward time adjusting to Alexandria's peace and ends up hanging out with Enid, who likes to venture around beyond the walls.
* ChildrenForcedToKill: Granted, it's [[TheUndead Walkers]], but he still has had to learn to take care of himself rather quickly. And then he guns down a teenager in the Woodbury militia who may have been surrendering.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: In Season 5, he vocally advocates helping others, even strangers, and is often the one to lead the charge now that he's trained to fight.
* CorruptTheCutie: Shows signs of this in "Judge, Jury, Executioner", where he at one point entertains himself by throwing rocks at a walker he finds with its feet stuck in the mud at a riverbank, then seems to find a weird sense of pleasure, or at least fascination in Randall's situation. When Rick and Shane are beginning the execution, it's Carl wanting to watch and encouraging Rick to do it that convinces Rick that Dale is right, and that they're starting to lose their humanity. Justified in that he's a young boy and it's the ZombieApocalypse; he's naturally much quicker to adapt to the far more brutal realities of this new world than older, more experienced people. By the end of Season 3, his experiences have taught him that killing all threats is the best preventive measure. However, by Season 5, he seems to have gotten better and now his first instincts are to people in need.
* CreepyChild: Getting to that territory. Justified, again, by the fact he's growing up in a ZombieApocalypse, meaning he's developing a mindset that's quite alien to more normal civilized people. Lampshaded in Season 2 where it's noted that Carl is starting to spook the older survivors with the way he's beginning to behave. In Season 3, he shoots his dead mother in the head to prevent her from turning and guns down a surrendering Woodbury militiaman. Both with a blank face.
** In Season 4, as seen by his interacting with other children, Rick's new pacifism, and Carl's stricter routine of farming and no guns has tempered Carl. Even after his relapse post-prison, by Season 5 he's got a more optimistic philosophy, even stating to Rick they still can help people.
** In the Season 6 finale, [[spoiler: Negan]] notices that Carl is the only member of Rick's group not shaking or crying in terror. He pegs him as a future serial killer in the making, implying that the apocalypse has hardened Carl to the point where he doesn't react like a normal child would to gruesome violence.
* DoUntoOthersBeforeTheyDoUntoUs: By the end of Season 3, this has become his opinion.
* DrivenToSuicide: Temporarily. When he thinks Rick has become a walker, he gives up and allows him to bite him. Turns out Rick was simply crippled by his injuries and was finding it difficult to talk.
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: He's shot in the eye by Ron in "No Way Out".]]
* GreenEyedMonster: Downplayed. When Axel flirted with Beth, Carl is glaring at him in an annoyed way.
* GrowingUpSucks: Especially in a ZombieApocalypse.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: Still pretty capable even after losing an eye.]]
* HappilyAdopted: After several seasons and finally making peace with the death of Lori, Carl tells Michonne in "The Next World" that [[spoiler: she's become his second mother. He also admits that he loves her and would never allow her to remain a walker, which is why he led an undead Deanna back to Spencer, giving him the opportunity to MercyKill his mother like Carl did to Lori. In "Knots Untie", he tells Rick that he's wholly onboard with their new relationship, though he was a bit surprised to learn of it by seeing them half-dressed when emerging from their bedroom.]]
* ICantDoThisByMyself: His attempt to prove he is capable enough to survive without his father ends with him nearly losing his life in an humiliating attempt at killing a single walker. He tearfully apologizes when he realizes he still needs Rick.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: His reason for killing a young teenage soldier from Woodbury.
* IJustWantToBeBadass: More than anything Carl wants to be an asset to the group, to protect his family, and hates being babied.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Practically with most of the cast, particularly Michonne. The latter officially shifts by "The Next World" when Carl says that Michonne has more or less become his and Judith's [[spoiler: second mother.]]
* KidHero: Beginning in Season 3.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Shoots Lori's corpse in the head to prevent her from reviving as a walker.
* LikesOlderWomen: His crush on Beth.
* TheLoad: Understandable as he's an untrained child, but particularly after he gets shot early in Season 2. Averted from Season 3 onward, as he gathers supplies by himself and is trusted as the main guardian of the group when the principal fighters are away.
* MercyKill: In Season 3, after Lori appears to have died from having Maggie cutting her stomach open to deliver the baby, he volunteers to shoot her in the head so she won't come back as walker. In "The Next World", Carl tells Michonne that he'd never allow her to remain a walker because [[HappilyAdopted he loves her too much]].
* MoeGreeneSpecial: [[spoiler: Receives it from Ron in the Season 6 episode "No Way Out" .]]
* MoralityPet: For Shane until he stops caring about morality.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: By the end of Season 3, this seems to have become his viewpoint on anything threatening the Atlanta survivors.
* NearRapeExperience: Joe's group threatens to do this to him, causing Rick to go into complete PapaWolf mode to save him.
* NiceHat: His dad's sheriff hat, which Rick gives to him after he recovers from getting shot.
** It's not, however, a [[FarmBoy farming hat]], as Carl points out.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** His taunting of a walker stuck in the mud near the Greene Family farm lead to it breaking out of its trap instead of just sitting there, leaving the walker free to wander out to the farm and kill Dale.
** This trope is why he starts showing more sociopathic tendencies in the third season, culminating in killing a member of the Woodbury militia who was surrendering because he'd seen all of his father's attempts at ''not'' killing possible threats resulting in disaster for the group.
* OedipusComplex: In "After", Carl abandons an unconscious Rick, claiming he would be fine if his father died and attempts to prove he can make it on his own. He quickly comes back after tasting some HumblePie.
* PragmaticHero: Seems to have settled into this as of Season 4.
* PrecociousCrush: As of Season 3, Carl has one on Beth.
* {{Protectorate}}: Was under the entire group's (but especially Rick and Shane's) constant protection. He would usually be kept far from danger, but not so much after learning how to defend himself.
* SanitySlippage: Seems to be starting down that road during Season 3. In Season 4, Rick realizes this, and makes steps to revert him to sanity again.
* ShipTease: With Enid.
* TagAlongKid: Mostly served as a child to be protected, but later TookALevelInBadass.
* TookALevelInBadass: In the Season 3 premiere, he's carrying a gun and joins Rick, Daryl, and T-Dog in raiding a walker-infested house. He is also given the job of point man when the rest of the group is looking over a map, and hunts for the prison infirmary alone, taking out two walkers with no backup. Tyreese recognizes him as 'the man' after Carl saves the former's group then locks them up.
* TookALevelInCynic: Progressively since Season 3, though he seems to be regaining his optimism in Season 5.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He seems to be growing into the role of a teenager who's annoyed with his mom a few years too early. Shifts in later seasons as he matures and becomes a responsible survivor, rarely sassing back at his father or ParentalSubstitute Michonne.
* TookALevelInKindness: He seems to be regaining his humanity and idealism in Season 5.
* YouthfulFreckles: Chandler Riggs' own.
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[[folder:Judith]]
!!Judith Grimes
->'''Portrayed by:''' Adelaide & Eliza Cornwell and Loudyn & Leighton Case (Season 3), Tinsley & Anniston Price and Eleora & Elisea [=DiFranco=] and Sophia & Delia Oeland (Season 4), Charlotte & Clara Ward (Season 5), Chloe & Sophia Garcia-Frizzi (Season 6)

Judith is Lori's youngest child, fathered by either Rick or Shane.
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Before getting her actual name she's dubbed "Lil' Ass-Kicker" by Daryl. Some people in Rick's group keep calling her that, too, and it's the name on her first, cardboard box crib.
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: People tend to calm down and have relatively nice, calm scenes around her, even the biggest and toughest guys like Abraham.
* DeadGuyJunior: Discussed. Carl proposed the names of all the dead and believed to be dead female members before coming up with Judith, the name of his third-grade teacher.
* HairColorSpoiler: Averted, maybe even defied. She's blond, while her mother and her two possible biological fathers are all brunettes. Same goes for her (possibly half) brother. In the comics she's Shane's child, but TV!Judith shares Rick's blond hair in the comics, which WordOfGod blatantly said as a hint that she may be Rick's here in the form of MythologyGag.
* InfantImmortality: Time will tell if this lasts, but so far she has survived being in some very dangerous situations, including the third prison attack, some close calls with walkers, being left alone with [[AxCrazy Lizzie]] on several occasions, having a man from Terminus come ''very'' close to making good on his threat of snapping her neck, and the walker invasion of Alexandria.
** The fact that she's outlived her comic book counterpart is likely an example of this trope.
* InSeriesNickname: Daryl still calls her "Lil' Ass-Kicker" from time-to-time, and it's the name on her first, cardboard box crib.
* MissingMom: Due to Lori's death while giving birth to her.
* MoralityPet: For Rick's group. In fact, harming her in front of them is like wearing a giant "Kill me" sign around your neck regardless if you're already undead.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Rick and Carl are unsure of her fate since they only found blood in her carrier during the chaos toward the end of "Too Far Gone". In "Inmates", she is shown to have survived thanks to Tyreese saving her.
** And in Season 5's "No Sanctuary", father and daughter are finally reunited after Carol saves the group from Terminus and leads them back to the cabin where Tyreese was staying with Judith.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her attires.
* PromotionToParent: The entire group has this enforced upon them almost immediately from her birth, since at the time Rick was grieving the loss of her mother. Her most prominent non-Grimes caregivers have been Hershel, Beth, Carol, and Tyreese. Michonne has also stepped up to the plate as a surrogate mother to both Judith and Carl since Season 4.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: WordOfGod implies that she is Rick's child in the TV continuity, not Shane's. Not that it would stop Rick from loving her as his own anyway.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: She died along with Lori in the comics. She is still alive as of Season 6.
* TagalongKid: The youngest example in the series.
* WhosYourDaddy: It was Shane in the comicbook. Rick doesn't seem to care either way in the show and fully considers Judith to be his daughter. He's literally in tears when they're reunited in "No Sanctuary".
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