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!!Survivors first introduced at Hershel's Farm on 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 four seasons read at your own risk!


!The Greene Family

[[folder: In General]]

A family living in Georgia introduced in the second season. They own the Greene farm.

* AdaptationalBadass: Their comic counterparts weren't presented as a BadassFamily. The trope also applies to them individually.
* AdaptedOut: Out of Hershel's ''seven'' children in the comics, only [[PosthumousCharacter Shawn, Arnold]] and Maggie showed up. Beth is a CanonForeigner.
* BadassFamily: Rick and co., along with the ZombieApocalypse, forced them to be.
* DeathByAdaptation: Arnold Greene was killed in the comics' version of the barn massacre. Here, he's one of the walkers in the said barn.
* DecompositeCharacter: Hershel only had one dead wife in the comics.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: After they became a BadassFamily. Most notably in the Season 3 premiere, where they all worked together to clear the prison.
* FarmBoy: If owning a farm is not obvious enough.
* FarmersDaughter: Maggie and Beth, the former more so.
* TheHeart: The Greenes are widely considered as ''the'' family of the show more than the Grimeses.
* HonoraryUncle: The Greenes eventually become more of a family to the Grimeses and to most of their eventual TrueCompanions. In fact, the Greenes may well be considered the second most prominent family next to the Grimeses.
* MissingMom: Maggie and Beth's respective mothers were dead before the series began.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Hershel's late wife in the comics is unnamed. The show's DecompositeCharacter are respectively named Josephine (1st) and Annette (2nd).
* TheOneGuy: Of the surviving members of the family, Hershel is the last remaining male.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation: ZigZagged. The family relationship in the comics got shuffled a bit. Hershel's late wife is split [[DecompositeCharacter into two characters]], Shawn was only Hershel's step-son, where he's his biological son in the comics. Likewise, Arnold, one his sons in the comics, became the nephew of his first wife instead.
* ReligiousBruiser: They're very religious, and by Season 3, they're a very BadassFamily.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: They, along with the surviving farm residents, were all introduced in "Bloodletting", the second episode of the second season.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Unfortunately, the family starts dropping like flies.
* TookALevelInBadass: While Hershel may have always been a BadassGrandpa, his daughters eventually become combat proficient fighters by Season 3.
* TrueCompanions: With the other farm residents below. Eventually to the main group itself.
* ZombieAdvocate: They keep walkers in a barn until mid-Season 2, thinking they were sick people.

!!Hershel Greene
[[caption-width-right:300:''"You step outside, you risk your life. Take a drink of water, you risk your life. You don't have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you're risking it for."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/ScottWilson

-->''"I can't profess to understand God's plan, but when Christ promised a resurrection of the dead, I just thought he had something a little different in mind."''

Hershel is the owner of a farm that was mostly spared by the zombie apocalypse. He allowed the survivors to stay on the farm during their search for Sophia, but secretly kept a barn full of walkers, including his wife and step-son, believing they were simply sick. After the group is forced to leave the farm, his medical knowledge is vital to their survival and makes him one of their main assets and leaders.

When the group occupies the prison, Hershel tries to keep Rick on a moral path during the conflict with Woodbury and encounters with other survivors. After the end of the battle against Woodbury and the growth of the group in the prison, Hershel begins growing crops in the prison yard to provide food for the group.
* AbusiveParents: His father beat him badly, causing Hershel to leave the farm until he died.
* ActionDad: When he needs to be.
* AdaptationalAngstUpgrade: Inverted. He didn't become as {{Wangst}}y as his comic counterpart. Having his children reduced to mainly two [[note]] Hershel has several children in the comics, all of whom sans Maggie were {{Mauve Shirt}}s. [[/note]] and him [[AdaptationalHeroism being much more likable]] might have helped. The only time he came close to this was when he fell OffTheWagon after the mid-Season 2 finale, which he also quickly recovered from.
* AdaptationalBadass: He's more combat proficient than his comic counterpart as evidenced in the Season 2 finale. Also, losing his leg doesn't stop him from [[HandicappedBadass kicking]] Walkers' ass. He even conceals a gun on his leg stump.
* AdaptationalHeroism: He is more doting and compassionate than his comic counterpart.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: He is more emotionally stable than his comic counterpart ever was.
* AgeLift: Went from being a few years to a decade older than Rick in the comics to being old enough to be his father.
* TheAlcoholic: Got sober the day Maggie was born. He briefly fell off the wagon when the barn full of Walkers is cleared out.
* AnArmAndALeg: Due to getting his right leg bit while searching for Maggie and Glenn in the prison, Rick promptly makes a tourniquet then uses a hatchet to cut off part of the leg below the knee to stop the spread of the infection.
* AndStarring: An odd example. Back when Scott Wilson was still in the "also starring" list during Seasons 2 and 3, he plays this straight. But when he finally got PromotedToOpeningTitles in Season 4, he was mostly credited last but without the "And" citation. Yet when Creator/DavidMorrissey (The Governor) returns on-screen, he re-assumed having the last spot with the "And" billing from Season 3.
* ArtificialLimbs: Has a peg-leg in Season 4.
* AsTheGoodBookSays: He quotes from Literature/TheBible in several episodes.
* BackForTheFinale: He appears in several flashback scenes in the Season 4 finale, eight episodes after his death.
* {{Badass}}: He sure knows how to use his [[FanNickname God shotgun]]. His actor Scott Wilson speculates that Hershel was pretty wild in his youth.
* BadassBeard[=/=]BeardOfSorrow: He sports one beginning in Season 3.
* BadassBookworm: He is well-versed in Literature/TheBible, being a devoted Christian and all.
* BadassGrandpa: Possibly older than Dale, and even more badass than him.
* CartwrightCurse: Both of his wives died.
* ClosestThingWeGot: Despite being a veterinarian, Hershel mostly treats the various scrapes, bullet wounds, and arrow wounds that the survivors tend to accumulate. He's also the prison group's main doctor during the flu epidemic, as Dr. Caleb quickly succumbs.
* CompositeCharacter: His characterization for the prison arc (specifically the leg amputation) was fused with comic-Dale's, due to the latter's [[DeathByAdaptation early exit]] from the show.
* CoolOldGuy: He's approaching seventy, but is an excellent shot and medic, dispenses good advice to the group, a little seen but witty sense of humor, and is extremely calm under pressure. [[BigBad The Governor]] even admits he likes Hershel for being a good man after he's kidnapped him.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Similar to Tyreese's fate in the comics, Hershel's neck is slashed in a botched decapitation attempt, and then it's followed up by the Governor hacking brutally away at the neck to decapitate Hershel completely.
* CrusadingWidower: Twice.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Season 4's "Internment" mostly revolves around his attempts to manage the illness spreading through the prison while waiting for the other to return with medication.
* DeadStarWalking: Gets promoted to the main cast of season four, but only appears in six episodes and with one being in a flashback.
* ADeathInTheLimelight: Season 4 heavily emphasized his role as the group's TeamDad. His ADayInTheLimelight episode was also [[VillainEpisode the last episode centered around the group]] before the mid-season finale where he eventually met his end.
* DespairEventHorizon: When he sees first hand his walker neighbor shot and then put down by Shane. Then Shane forces his own group to massacre the walkers in the barn, including Hershel's zombified family and neighbors. He manages to recover quickly.
* DoesntLikeGuns: But he sure knows how to use them.
* DrowningMySorrows: After the walker barn massacre and realizing that the walkers can't be helped.
* FarmBoy: He grew up on his farm and inherited it after his parents died.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Very much Averted. His absence is still very much felt long after his death, both in-universe and amongst the fandom. Robert Kirkman and Scott Gimple even noted how hard it was to kill off Hershel, expressing sadness that Scott Wilson wouldn't be on set the following year. Prior to the fourth season finale, an entire video tribute was put together by the cast and crew, bidding farewell to Wilson and referring to him as a "legend". It's very easy to say that of all the characters KilledOffForReal in the series so far, it's Hershel whose death has hurt people the most and the character who ''everyone'' unanimously misses.
* GoOutWithASmile: Because of Rick realizing that you can come back from the things you do to survive.
* HandicappedBadass: By "Killer Within", becoming crippled didn't slow him down or really phase him to any degree. He even uses his ''crutches as a weapon'' to kill a walker.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Hershel is very untrusting of Rick's group during their stay on the farm, and does not appreciate their desire to stay permanently. While he was indeed quite a bit of a {{Jerkass}}, events in the latter half of the season prove that his fear of hostile groups invading his farm is perfectly justified when the group encounters Dave and Tony's group.
* KindlyVet: He is a veterinarian before the apocalypse.
* LastStand: Tries for one in the second season finale but gets rescued at the last moment.
* TheLeader: He's a part of the council running the prison in the fourth season, and is clearly the one with the most authority, making him the true leader of the prison community until he's captured and executed by the Governor.
* LittleBrotherIsWatching: In Season 4, when the prison has a block full of sick people, he takes extra precautions to make sure none of the patients witness him taking dead bodies from the block. Later during a walker outbreak he draws the walkers away from a cell with two children so they don't see him killing them with a shotgun.
* TheMedic: As a veterinarian, he's the closest thing the group has to a doctor. Also serves as the CombatMedic in Season 3, until he loses his leg.
* MoralityPet: Towards Rick. Hershel is a sort of father figure to Rick, who he looks to for advice to do the right thing. Hershel even smiles proudly when Rick pleads to settle things peacefully with the Governor and his group, claiming that people aren't too far gone and can change from the bad things they have done.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Hershel saving Rick's son and letting the survivors stay on his farm ends up being something he later regrets. His oldest daughter gets into a relationship with Glenn, much to his disappointment. Rick and the survivors refuse to leave the farm and guilt trip him about it. And he watches in disbelief as his family and friends (whom are walkers) in the barn are slaughtered by Shane and the survivors after they find out about it.
** Not to mention that the Walker invasion of the farm was technically [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Rick's fault]], as it was either the sound of Shane's firearm going off as Rick stabbed him or Carl shooting an infected Shane that alerted the Walker army to the location of the farm, and Hershel gets to watch as many of his friends are eaten alive overrun in the ensuing battle.
* NiceGuy: After [[TookALevelInKindness warming up to Rick's group]] he essentially becomes Dale's replacement as the moral compass who is compassionate and friendly.
* NotThatKindOfDoctor: Hershel reveals to Lori that he's a veterinarian, not a practicing surgeon. This does not comfort Lori at all considering that he's about to attempt a complicated surgical procedure on a critically injured Carl.
* NumberTwo: Along with Daryl to Rick during the third season. He is Rick's closest confidante, [[TheMentor his mentor]], and is let in on things the rest of the group isn't; plus, he and/or Daryl were put in charge several times during Rick's absence. We get a number of scenes where Rick confers with just Daryl and Hershel regarding their next move. Carl even suggests Rick take a break from leadership at one point and hands the reins to Hershel and Daryl.
** Merle refers to him and Daryl as Rick's "inner circle".
* ObiWanMoment: He gives Rick a warm, knowing smile before his decapitation.
* OddFriendship: with Merle in Season 3. They share two mutual things: they are amputees and they like quoting Literature/TheBible.
* OffTheWagon: Following the barn massacre of the walkers. Luckily, he gets better quickly.
* OffWithHisHead: His ultimate demise, courtesy of the Governor using Michonne's sword, in "Too Far Gone".
* OpenHeartDentistry: After Carl is shot, Hershel has to operate to remove the bullet fragments, but he had only done the procedure on animals before, since he is a veterinarian.
* OverprotectiveDad: Both to his blood relatives and his step-kids.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Rick.
* ThePatriarch: Both of his family and somewhat for the group.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: He initially only refers to Glenn as the "Asian boy", although he never treats him poorly. He later tells Glenn the country was built on immigrants, however. Eventually averted, as he gives Glenn his father's watch after realizing that Glenn and Maggie are attracted to one another, saying, "No man's good enough for your little girl until one is."
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: In Season 4.
* PromotionToParent: Upon Lori's death in childbirth and Rick's subsequent SanitySlippage, he nobly takes it upon himself to more or less raise Judith for Rick while he recovers from his latest loss.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: When he returns to his farm after recovering from his HeroicBSOD, the first thing he says to Shane when he raises his voice? A scathing attack that basically amounts to "Shut up, asshole, you're only here because Rick talked me into it."
* ReligiousBruiser: He is the TokenReligiousTeammate of the group as well as the resident BadassGrandpa.
* SacrificialLion: In season 4.
* SelectiveObliviousness: Towards the fact that walkers are no longer people. Shane shooting one without it dying convinces him he was wrong.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Hershel didn't survive the prison attack in the comics, but in the show he does. The first two, at least.
* TeamDad: Takes the role over from Dale after he dies. It helps that he's actually the dad to two members of the group. By Season 3, he advises on how to care for Judith, advises the rest of the groups on relationships, is Rick's main source of advice, and is the one who tries hardest to help Rick with his loosening grip on sanity. He ends up being the TeamDad to the entire prison community in the fourth season, and his death at the hands of the Governor immediately launches everyone into action.
* TechnicalPacifist: He knows how to use a gun, but just doesn't like to.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: One of the few group members to keep any faith in God after the apocalypse started.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: By Season 4, Hershel had basically become the embodiment of everything that was still good in the world. So of course he had to die a horrific death in front of his family and friends.
* TookALevelInKindness: He started as a very untrusting prick before mellowing down to the compassionate TeamDad that everyone loves.
* WhatTheHellHero: Was prone to giving these to Rick and his group during their early days on his farm, until he mellowed out. However, during the third season, at the end of his patience with Rick, he yells at him to get his shit together and do something about the threat of Woodbury, raising his voice for the first time in a season. Even Merle looked surprised at his outburst.
** He later rightfully gives Rick hell about considering handing over Michonne to the Governor, and expresses immense disgust at Carl's execution of an ambiguously surrendering Woodbury soldier.
* WhiteShirtOfDeath: Was wearing his IconicOutfit when he died.
* ZombieAdvocate: He considers them merely sick people who could one day be cured until Shane finally demonstrates otherwise by shooting one through various vital organs to no effect. After this, he has no trouble helping to kill walkers.

!!Maggie Greene
[[caption-width-right:299:"''I don't want to be afraid of being alive.''"]]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/LaurenCohan

Maggie is Hershel's oldest daughter, and the most welcoming member of the farm to the group. She quickly established a relationship with Glenn and became one of the groups main defenders and scavengers. She accepted Glenn's proposal near the end of Season 3.
* ActionGirl: [[CharacterDevelopment Developed]] [[TookALevelInBadass into one]]. As of Season 3, she begun to show herself able to hold her own along with Rick and the men. By the time the season ends, she's the most skilled gun user of all the women.
* AdaptationalBadass: She's a credible ActionGirl here compared to the comics. In fact, she is the most competent female member of the group in Season 3 until Michonne joins them. But as Michonne is literally a bad shot, Maggie is still the group's best ActionGirl in terms of firearms.
* AdaptationalCurves: She's notably [[StatuesqueStunner taller]] and [[MaleGaze well-endowed]] than her comic counterpart.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Compared to her initially fragile comicbook counterpart, she's more assertive and emotionally strong from the get-go.
* AgeLift: From around 17 in the comic to 22 in the show.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She has dark red hair, tall and is usually composed.
* {{Badass}}: Smacking a walker in the head with a baseball bat while charging it mounted on a horse is the most inventive attack on a walker we've seen so far.
** And while she didn't have much to do after that moment, she is ''absolutely'' a badass [[TookALevelInBadass by Season 3]]. She's one of the five (or six, if you count Carl) main "field team" members, is one of the three people [[{{Badass}} Michonne]] can honestly call a killer, and busted into quarantine to save her dad in S4. Her only response to the Governor's ShamefulStrip and not-at-all-hidden threat to rape her is to tell him to do what he has to do, and then go to hell.
** BackToBackBadasses: With Sasha in "Alone" when they were surrounded by walkers near an ice cream truck.
** BadassBoast: When the Governor is about to rape her. It stops the Governor dead in his tracks.
-->'''Maggie''': Just do whatever you're gonna do and ''go to hell''.
* BadWithTheBone: When being held by Governor and Merle, she and Glenn used a walker's bone as weapon to attack Merle and one other {{Mook}}. Said other {{Mook}} is killed by stabbing the bone into his neck, anyway.
* BatterUp: Though Season 3 sees her switch to MacheteMayhem alongside Glenn.
* BattleCouple: With Glenn.
* BigSisterInstinct: Towards Beth. Also towards Carl, such as when she scolded Merle when he bluntly said Governor wants Rick's head.
* BrokenBird: What she has become as a result of the death of her father and [[spoiler: the death of her little sister]] in the second half of Season 5.
* CallingTheOldManOut: When Hershel wants to kick Rick's group off of the farm.
* CompositeCharacter: In the comics, Maggie has an older sister. Here, she takes the role of Hershel's eldest child. She also becomes the group's main (female) sniper in this continuity (until Season 5 when Carol steps up) instead of Andrea, due to the latter becoming an AdaptationalWimp and later [[DeathByAdaptation dying]].
* DeathWail: [[spoiler: She gives an agonizing one after seeing Daryl carrying a life-less Beth out of the hospital.]]
* DistressedDamsel: Kidnapped by Merle alongside Glenn, but gets rescued, even killing one of the guards holding captive.
* FanservicePack: Helps that she's played by former model Lauren Cohan.
* FarmersDaughter: {{Lampshaded}} by Glenn.
* FieryRedhead: She's never afraid to voice her opinion or back down in an argument.
* ForcedToWatch: She's made to watch the execution of her father, along with the rest of the main cast.
* FriendlySniper: By Season 3, she's easily the best marksman among the female cast and by the end of the season she appears to have become the group's primary sharpshooter. In the Season 2 finale, she indicates that her upbringing on the farm may have had a hand in her proficiency with firearms. By Season 5, she shares this role with Carol as the latter [[TookALevelInBadass radically steps up her game]].
-->'''Maggie:''' You grow up country, you pick up a thing or two.
* GoodIsNotSoft: She's one of the most moralistic characters on the show, but she's killed at least three humans, including a Woodbury guard who she [[{{Squick}} stabbed in the throat with a walker bone]]. Notably, the only other unambiguously "heroic" characters to have taken human lives -- not including [[MercyKill Mercy Kills]] -- are Rick, Michonne, and Carl.
** And while most of those kills are in some way self-defense, she's one of the few people to flat-out murder someone, since she's [[FriendlySniper a good enough shot]] that she ''intentionally'' killed that militia girl in Woodbury.
* HorsebackHeroism: When she saved Andrea at the beginning of Season 2.
* JackOfAllStats: After becoming a well-rounded ActionGirl in Season 3. She's good with firearms, but not as great as Rick, Daryl, Hershel, or Carl. She's effective in melee combat, but not as competent as Rick, T-Dog, Glenn, or Michonne.
* MsFanservice: She takes off her shirt and bra on more than one occasion, although the ShamefulStrip by the Governor in Season 3 is most definitely [[FanDisservice not fanservice]].
* OfficialCouple: With Glenn.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: In [[Recap/TheWalkingDeadS04E15Us "Us"]], she reveals that she deliberately caused the cave-in encountered by Glenn and Tara by unloading her last clip of bullets into the ceiling to cut off a horde of walkers.
* ParentalAbandonment: She has two {{Missing Mom}}s (Hershel remarried). She later witnesses her father being brutally killed in front of her.
* PluckyGirl: She will stop at absolutely nothing in her quest to find Glenn following the fall of the prison.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: Beginning in Season 3.
* PromotionToParent: Helps take care of Lori's baby after her death in Season 3.
* RedOniBlueOni: Tends to generate this kind of dynamic when interacting with either Glenn or Beth, acting as the passionate, impulsive red to her husband's or sister's blue.
* ReligiousBruiser: Not as much as her dad, but she's a bonafide devoted Christian and ass kicker.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge[=/=]UnstoppableRage: Alongside Beth, she opens fire on the Governor's forces after Hershel is killed in "Too Far Gone".
* SanitySlippage: In the second half of Season 4, her desperation to find Glenn causes her behavior to become increasingly erratic.
* SexySecretary: Becomes Deanna Monroe's assistant in Alexandria.
* ShamefulStrip: Forced to do this in Season 3 by the Governor.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler:She is the last remaining member of the Greene family as of Season 5.]]
* StatuesqueStunner: Stands 5'8 and is good looking.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: After her father dies, her sister gets abducted [[spoiler: and killed]] and Gabriel [[spoiler: undergoing a SanitySlippage induced FaceHeelTurn]], Maggie becomes the true religious voice of the group.
* TokenWhite: In the trio with Bob and Sasha in the latter half of Season 4.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The tomboy to Beth's girly girl.
* ToplessnessFromTheBack: In "Cherokee Rose".
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: By the look on her face in "Spend", she is hurt when Gabriel tells Deanna to not trust Rick's group and kick them out of Alexandria.]]
* WomanInBlack: Wears mostly black outfits starting Season 3.
* YankTheDogsChain: A particularly cruel example. After the prison fell, Maggie operated under the mindset that Beth was dead during the second half of Season 4. In the episode from Season 5 "Coda" as she, Glenn and Abe return from their failed trip to DC, she is informed that they have a lead on where Beth is to her shock and delight. It is taken away from her when she arrives at the hospital where Beth is at to see [[spoiler:Daryl carrying Beth's dead body in his arms. At which point Maggie [[DeathWail drops to the ground and starts crying.]]]]

!!Beth Greene
[[caption-width-right:300:''"We don't get to be upset. We all got jobs to do."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/EmilyKinney

-->''"I know [[AudienceMonologue you]] look at me and you just see another [[NonActionGuy dead girl]]. I'm not [[LadyofWar Michonne]]. I'm not [[TookALevelInBadass Carol]]. I'm not [[GoodIsNotSoft Maggie]]. I've survived and you don't get it 'cause I'm not like you or them. But I made it."''

Beth is Hershel's youngest daughter, and the girlfriend of Jimmy. She develops a friendship with Carl and helps keep the groups spirits up through her singing. In Season 4, she has begun a relationship with Zach, a new member of the prison community. She tries to maintain a positive attitude despite all the horrors the group faces, and becomes close to Daryl when they flee the destroyed prison together.
* ActionSurvivor: Though she's definitely not among the most competent fighters in the group, by the beginning of Season 3, she's capable of defending herself if necessary and able to take out walkers without flinching.
** As of the Season 4 episode "Too Far Gone", it seems she's on her way to becoming a full-fledged ActionGirl, as her father's death motivates her to take an active role in the ensuing battle and she later hits the road with Daryl after the prison is lost and the group is forced to scatter.
* AngstComa: Following the barn walkers being shot and being attacked by her own undead mom. She snaps out of it, but starts thinking about suicide.
* AscendedExtra: She started off as little more than a background character, but slowly got more screentime and eventually became a main character in Season 4.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Very much averted in Season 5. She has two visible facial wounds ([[MythologyGag Which matches the ones Andrea's comic counterpart has]]) and to make matters worse, [[spoiler: she dies via BoomHeadshot]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes[=/=]BewareTheQuietOnes: Easily one of the sweetest members of the group, and she doesn't tend to say too much, but when a fight breaks out between [[TokenEvilTeammate Merle]] and several of the others she responds by storming into the room and firing a pistol into the air to get their attention.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: How she dies in Season 5, courtesy of Dawn.]]
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Behaves this way for a short time after escaping the Prison with Daryl.
* BrokenBird: In Season 2, she outgrows it in Season 3.
* BreakTheCutie: The loss of her mom and brother plus the barn massacre traumatized her pretty heavily. Her emotional state after Jimmy's death isn't really shown due to the time skip between Season 2 and 3, but she seems to have recovered pretty well. [[spoiler:Until her death.]]
* TheBusCameBack: After vanishing before the fourth season finale, she returns in the fourth episode of the fifth season. [[spoiler:She dies in the midseason finale.]]
* CanonForeigner: She never appeared in the comics.
* CartwrightCurse: Both of her romantic interests ended up as zombie food.
* TheCastShowoff: Because Emily Kinney is a trained singer, Beth gets a couple big singing scenes in the Season 3 episodes "Seed" and "I Ain't a Judas", and then again in Season 4's "Alone".
* CelebrityParadox[=/=]ProductPlacement: She sang an [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EMxAI018Ks unplugged version]] of her actress' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVudemQmgYM own song]] in Season 4.
* TheChick: Compared to all the women in the group (and cast), Beth fills every aspect of the trope in spades.
* CuteBruiser: Heavy on the cute, low on the bruiser, but the principle is there.
* TheCutie: Of the Prison group.
* CoolBigSis: When Carl has PrecociousCrush on her, it's implied that she realized it. But since she's much older than him, the least she can do is act like a big sister to him. Also, after Lori's death, she is the one [[TheLancer Daryl]] asked to keep an eye on Carl since Rick [[SanitySlippage isn't in his best condition]] to be a good father.
* DamselInDistress: She is kidnapped by an unknown party in "Alone".
* ADayInTheLimelight: "18 Miles Out". Season 4 also brings us "Still", which serves as a dual day in the limelight for both Beth and Daryl. Her first appearance in season five qualifies as this as well.
* DeadpanSnarker: She has her moments once she starts getting more screentime. She is a teenager, after all.
* DeadStarWalking: [[spoiler: Gets promoted to the main cast of season five, but only appears in three episodes and dies in the third, the mid-season finale. Also falls under ADeathInTheLimelight, since this was the most involved Beth had ever been in the plot.]]
* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler: The entire second quarter of Season 5]].
* DespairEventHorizon: Crosses it following the barn massacre of the walkers. She eventually recovers.
* DoomedMoralVictor: [[spoiler: Her final act of defiance in stabbing Dawn gets her killed, but it's also the catalyst that frees the Grady Memorial residents from Dawn's oppression when Daryl kills her in retaliation.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Halfway through Season 2, she comes to believe there is no hope left in the world, and tries to convince Maggie that they should kill themselves together. When she tries, she only makes a shallow cut on one wrist and can't go through with it. Ultimately, it's InterruptedSuicide.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: Her death is ''very'' sudden and anticlimactic; she's instantly killed via a bullet to the brain when Dawn fires her gun by accident, ''after'' the group have already succeeded in rescuing her from the hospital.]]
* DueToTheDead: A big fan of this, much like her father: she insists on covering up a desecrated corpse even when no-one is around to see it, yells at Daryl for having a little too much fun killing walkers, and finds it "beautiful" that someone would still take the time to embalm corpses during the zombie apocalypse.
* EmotionlessGirl: By Season 4, Beth is starting to edge into this territory; when Daryl tells her that Zach is dead, she responds with a simple "okay" and tells him that she doesn't cry anymore. Later shown not to be true when she breaks down crying at a couple points later in Season 4 during Hershel's execution and after the fall of the prison.
* FanservicePack: Thanks to her wardrobe.
* FarmersDaughter: Not so obvious as with Maggie.
* ForcedToWatch: Along with the rest of the prison group in "Too Far Gone" when the Governor executes her father.
* GlassCannon: Like Carl, her lack of physical strength puts her at a great disadvantage in situations where she has been taken by surprise, shown most effectively in season 4 episode 10 (''Inmates'') where Daryl has to save her from a relatively low number of Walkers after she wonders off into the forest alone.
* GirlyBruiser: While still more feminine than her older sister, she's a competent-enough ActionGirl in her own right. This is more evident in Season 4.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: By far the most innocent and sweetest character on the show. [[spoiler:Which makes her death all the more heartbreaking.]]
* {{Hallucinations}}: [[spoiler: An episode after her death, she sings to and comforts the dying Tyreese.]]
* TheHeart: Nicest person in both Rick's group and [[spoiler:the Grady Memorial Hospital.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: A possible interpretation of Beth's last act. Beth stabs Dawn, knowing Dawn will kill her for it, to get Dawn killed in order to save Noah.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In [[WordOfGod Emily Kinney's own words]], [[spoiler: Beth died because of her overconfidence]].
* HiddenDepths: Turns out to have quite a pleasant singing voice.
* TheIdealist: After the prison group is scattered in the second half of Season 4, she is the most convinced that there's a chance they might be able to find each other again. Though there are a few hints that her positive attitude is at least partly an act to keep herself motivated.
* TheIngenue: She's by far the sweetest and most innocent character of the group.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: In "Coda", the mid-Season 5 finale.]]
* NeutralFemale: Initially.
* NeverSayGoodbye: Beth refuses to say goodbye to Zach before he goes on the supply run, despite him telling her that it could be dangerous. She later tells Daryl that she's glad she didn't say it even though he doesn't return. She also never got to say goodbye to Hershel before his tragic fate, [[spoiler: and to Maggie before Beth's ''own'' tragic fate]].
* OddFriendship: With Daryl starting in Season 4. Bordering on ShipTease at times. [[spoiler:Pity nothing will ever come out of it.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Her mom has been dead at the start of the story. While her father was brutally killed in front of her.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Until "Arrow on the Doorpost", where she switched to wearing a white blouse. She dons a pink jacket in the Season 3 finale "Welcome to the Tombs", though.
* PromotedToParent: She's the main caretaker for Judith. Lasts until the prison is overran, where the role is taken over by Tyreese.
* PromotionToOpeningTitles: While she was promoted to series regular as of Season 4, her name only appeared in the OBB of season 5.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge[=/=]UnstoppableRage: In the mid-fourth season finale after watching Hershel get executed by the Governor.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Flees the prison with Daryl once it becomes clear that sticking around is a losing proposition.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: In Season 5]].
* ShipTease: With Daryl in Season 4 and Noah in season 5. Carl also has a PrecociousCrush on her in Season 3. [[spoiler: Sadly, she dies before all of it can go anywhere.]]
* SmallGirlBigGun: Picks up an assault rifle alongside her sister in "Too Far Gone".
* StepfordSmiler: Shades of it in Season 4. Although on the surface she still appears cheerful and upbeat, her total lack of reaction to her boyfriend's death implies that she has become emotionally numb to trauma.
** More or less confirmed in "Still"; she admits that she really just wants to lay down and cry but "they don't get to do that".
* TechnicalPacifist: If firing a pistol just to stop three of her teammates from arguing are any indication.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The girly girl to Maggie's tomboy.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: She managed to survive over and over again, despite being almost useless (except for her singing voice). Then she ups her badass quotient a bit in the fifth season. [[spoiler:BoomHeadshot]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Pretty much the everyone in the group did (to varying degrees) during the time skip between Seasons 2 and 3, Beth included. She doesn't take part in much on-screen action and is presumably still pretty low tier in her group, but the sole fact that she even ''can'' fight is a huge step up in and of itself.
** During the Season 3 premier, she's briefly seen standing watch with a gun. Later that episode, we see her stabbing walker-heads through a chain link fence and then joining in with the rest of the group as they open fire on the horde.
** After a fight breaks out between Maggie, Glenn, and Merle, she promptly storms into the room and fires a pistol into the air to stop them.
** The death of her father in "Too Far Gone" angered her so badly that she even picked up a rifle and joined in the battle to defend the prison against the Governor.
** She takes another one in "Slabtown".
* UnableToCry: By Season 4, she has gone through so much grief that she tells Daryl that she doesn't cry anymore, even after learning that her new boyfriend Zach has died. She gets over it in "Isolation", after learning Hershel is treating the sick inhabitants of the prison and risking his own life in doing so. However, watching the Governor behead her father shows that she's still got some tears in those ducts.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Her fate following her kidnapping is still unresolved as of the Season 5 premiere. It's finally resolved when she returns in "Slabtown".

!Other Hershel Farm Survivors

[[caption-width-right:300:''"I'm responsible. I ain't gonna sit here while this fella takes this on alone."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/PruittTaylorVince

Otis is a farmhand on Hershel's farm. After accidently shooting Carl, he accompanies Shane to recover medical supplies. Shane shot him and left him to be eaten by walkers so he could escape with the supplies.
* AdaptationalCurves: Inverted. His comic counterpart has the more fit appearance.
* AdaptationalHeroism: His comic counterpart is more of a {{Jerkass}} and is TheFriendNobodyLikes.
* AdaptationDyeJob: He had red hair in the comics.
* AgeLift: From the comic version, going from his being in his late 20's to somewhere in his 40's or 50's.
* TheAtoner: He volunteers to get medical supplies to help Carl, who he accidentally shot.
* {{Badass}}: Complete with BadassBeard and BaldOfAwesome. [[BigDamnHeroes He saves Shane's life from walkers a few times during their mission]].
%%* BaldOfAwesome
* DeathByAdaptation: In the comics, he is KilledOffscreen screen in the prison arc by being EatenAlive by walkers and later put down by Rick.
* EatenAlive: After Shane shoots him in the knee to serve as bait.
* TheLancer: He is Hershel's right-hand man.
* NiceGuy: Even more so than in the books, where he's a racist. Otis is torn up over accidentally shooting Carl, and immediately volunteers to help get the medical supplies needed to save him. He also refuses to abandon Shane to the walkers, but this gets him killed, as explained in the NoOneGetsLeftBehind entry.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: He absolutely refuses to leave Shane behind to be eaten by walkers, but this ends up getting Otis killed as Shane decides that he can't risk them both dying and being unable to get the medical equipment to Hershel, leading him to shooting Otis in the knee and leaving him as a distraction for the walkers.
* SacrificialLamb: Shane made the decision for him.

->'''Portrayed by:''' Jane [=McNeill=]

Otis' wife, she aids Hershel in maintaining the farmhouse. She was eaten by walkers when Hershel's farm was attacked.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: Not necessarily intelligence, but levelheadedness and common sense. Saying that her comic counterpart is extremely TooDumbToLive is a ''huge'' understatement.
* AgeLift: From the comic version, going from being in her mid-20's to her mid-40's.
* BitCharacter: No pun intended.
* DeathByAdaptation: In the comics, she died when the Governor attacked the prison.
* DemotedToExtra: None of the characterization given to her in the comics made it into the show.
* EatenAlive: In the second season finale as the group flees the farm, a walker comes out of nowhere to grab her and proceeds to munch down as a few other walkers join him.
* HappilyMarried: She and Otis appeared to have a very loving relationship.
* RedShirt: Gets very little screen time or characterization before dying.
* WidowWoman: After Otis dies.

[[caption-width-right:300:''"Hershel! It's happened again."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' James Allen [=McCune=]

A young farmhand on Hershel's farm, and the boyfriend of Beth. He was eaten by walkers when Hershel's farm was attacked.
* BitCharacter: He's such a minor character that most reviewers didn't even bother to learn his name.
* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* EatenAlive: While driving the RV, walkers manage to burst in while it's parked during his rescue of Rick and Carl and eat Jimmy before he can escape.[[note]]According to Glen Mazzara, James [=McCune=] was terrified during this scene because his greatest fear in real life is this trope.[[/note]]
* ForgottenFallenFriend: To Beth, though this might be partially excusable due to the following episode taking place months later.
* HeroicFireRescue: During the second season finale, Jimmy takes the RV and rescues Rick and Carl from the burning barn as the walkers attack. Unfortunately, he gets eaten when walkers break into the RV.
* GangstaStyle: He holds his gun like this during training. After T-Dog tells him not to, he becomes much more accurate and is later able to kill a few walkers when the farm is attacked.
* TheGenericGuy: He has pretty much zero discernible character traits.
* NiceHat: He is often seen wearing a straw cowboy hat.
* RedShirt: So much so that the cow Dale finds mutilated in the field was originally meant to be Jimmy's body. Jimmy is such a bit part that his death was replaced with a cow and it made very little difference.

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