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!!Survivors introduced at Woodbury 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. If you have not seen Season 1, 2, and 3 read at your own risk!

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!!The Blake Family

[[folder: The Governor]]
!!The Governor (real name: Philip Blake[=/=]alias: Brian Heriot)
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[[caption-width-right:300:''"Welcome to Woodbury!"'']]
->'''Portrayed by''': Creator/DavidMorrissey

->''"Compromise our safety? Destroy our community? I'll die before I let that happen."''

The Governor is the leader of Woodbury, a closed-off and seemingly peaceful community of survivors. He's apparently an upstanding and charismatic leader to his people, but he harbors dark secrets that only his inner circle knows about. At the end of Season 3, he brutally massacres most of Woodbury before disappearing with his last two supporters.
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* AbusiveParents: His father beat him and his brother.
* ActionDad: Villainous version.
* ActionSurvivor: Worked an office job and a normal suburban life before the end of the world.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: He has long unkempt hair in the comic along with a much more overall menacing appearance. He dons a look similar to his comic appearance in Season 4, however, though this trope still pretty much stands. It should be noted however that [[CompositeCharacter his other counterpart, Philip Blake]], is described as a muscular, TallDarkAndHandsome man.
* AdaptationalIntelligence: He is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy extremely]] [[ManipulativeBastard cunning]] compared to his comic counterpart.
* AdaptationalVillainy: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], though not really AdaptationalHeroism, since he's still very much a bad guy. That said, this version of the Governor has several PetTheDog moments and, at least at first, seems to genuinely care for the well-being of Woodbury's citizens. This stands in stark contrast to his unrepentant psycho of a counterpart in the comic.
* AdoptTheDog: Lilly's Family.
* AndStarring: David Morrisey gets the "And" treatment.
* ArchEnemy: For Michonne. This is one sided in his part at first, but it became mutual after Andrea's death.
* AscendedExtra: Sort of. In the comics, his younger brother Brian is the one who became the Governor and Philip only serves as a DeathByOriginStory for the former.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: Deconstructed. ''Especially'' in the Season 3 finale [[spoiler:and Season 4 mid-season finale]].
* TheAtoner: If his reappearance in Season 4 is something to go by, the Governor was trying to make up his past mistakes by helping a family in need.[[spoiler: Subverted when he murders Martinez. He's [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone visibly affected]] by it afterward. But then he murders Pete.]]
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: Starts getting deconstructed in the last half of Season 3. [[spoiler: By Season 4, it completely is.]]
* AxCrazy: He keeps decapitated heads of people he has had killed in fish tanks and stares at them for hours. [[spoiler: In the mid-Season 4 finale, he goes Katana Crazy when he beheads Hershel in front of everyone to start the third battle for the prison.]]
* BadBoss: He murders his entire militia after they are routed at the prison and refuse to obey his orders to go back and fight. [[spoiler: He later gets his entire second group killed (with the exception of Lilly and Tara) by invading the prison a second time; including himself.]]
* {{Badass}}: When Woodbury is ambushed he effortlessly kills walkers while barely looking at them. When he later has a pack of walkers set on him in an enclosed space by Andrea, he pulls through and survives armed with a pistol and a shovel. Later, he also brutally takes down three walkers in seconds when unarmed, punching one's head to mulch, ripping out another's brain stem through its throat, and tearing another's head in two with a bone.
* BadassLongcoat: He is occasionally seen wearing one starting with the mid-season finale.
* BeardOfSorrow: He sports a massive, unkept one post-Woodbury.
* BerserkButton: His authority and power being questioned or threatened. You can see how he barely keeps himself from snapping. This comes to a head in the Season 3 finale when he guns down his entire militia for wanting to give up on the prison.
* BigBad: Specifically in Season 3 and [[DiscOneFinalBoss the first half of Season 4]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: His public face is that of a stern but [[AFatherToHisMen fatherly]] leader, when in truth he's a sociopath with a massive MessianicArchetype complex willing to use walkers as weapons and flips out and kills his entire militia when they refuse to perpetuate his revenge-driven feud with Rick's group.
* BloodKnight: Anytime he gets involved in a violent act, he starts smirking like he's having the time of his life. Merle also says that the Governor always said not to waste bullets on walkers you could kill otherwise, but that he always suspected that the Governor beat and stabbed walkers to death because he liked it.
* BoomHeadshot: After being impaled by Michonne, Lilly finished the job by doing this.
* BreakTheHaughty: After the events of the Season 3 finale and "Live Bait", Phillip was left for dead by his men, nearly starved to death and was later brought in by a family that, if he was in his Social Darwinist mindset from Season 3, he would consider "weak". [[spoiler: Ultimately returns to his old ways when he hooks up with Martinez' new group.]]
* TheCastShowoff: We see him golfing in "Walk With Me". David Morrisey is reportedly the best golfer in the cast.
* CharacterDevelopment: He does become slightly more sane in Season 4 [[spoiler: , if only temporarily]]. For one thing, he no longer hates Michonne, realizing that Penny was dead the entire time. [[spoiler: He also plans to give the prison group a chance to leave peacefully.]]
* ChronicVillainy: Just when you think he's turning a new leaf, [[spoiler: he's back to his power hungry and Darwinist mindset in "Dead Weight". Some things just never change. [[PyrrhicVillainy This ultimately gets both him and most of his group killed.]]]]
* ColdSniper: In "Home".
* ComeWithMeIfYouWantToLive: In "Live Bait", Meghan, whom he had befriended, grows distant from him because she saw him put out [[spoiler:her reanimated grandfather]]. Later in the episode, [[spoiler:as a bunch of walkers close in on them]], he calls out to her and she runs towards him to be carried off, having earned her trust once again.
* CompositeCharacter: The TV version of the Governor is a combination of brothers Philip and Brian Blake in the comic and book, as he's both the Governor and the real father of Penny.
* ColdBloodedTorture: After jumping off the deep end, he kidnaps Andrea, and tortures her, then tortures Milton for helping Andrea. He then tries to force Milton to kill Andrea against his will. He succeeds in a way after he mortally wounds Milton and leaves him in the room to zombify and bite Andrea.
* ConsummateLiar: His claims to the citizens of Woodbury about the National Guard soldiers getting killed by walkers and his branding of Rick's group as "terrorists" after they attack the town to rescue Glenn and Maggie.
* CrusadingWidower: Villainous example.
* CryForTheDevil: When he clutches Penny's body.
* CulturedBadass: Loves tea, golf, public speeches... and blood baths.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy:
** His plan to assault the prison in "Home" seems rather haphazard, but is in fact a good aversion of HollywoodTactics aside from him not taking cover (probably because he's insane). The Governor sets up his men on higher ground and in the trees to unload automatic weapon fire on everyone inside, even the women and children. He also slams a truck through the gate and has a driver dressed in body armor release a cargo of walkers into the prison yard, cutting off any of Rick's group outside the prison. Lastly he fires guns into the air to attract even more walkers. In one attack he almost took out half of Rick's group.
** Seen again on his second attack on the prison where he orders his men to immediately bomb the guard towers using grenade launchers. The main reason the attack fails is that Rick's group use the undertrained nature of the Woodbury militia against them by detonating flashbangs in close quarters, sounding deafening sirens, and releasing walkers on them, and when they flee the interior of the prison in a panic, heavy use of automatic gunfire by a heavily-armored pair of Maggie and Glenn ensures a complete rout.
** Also seen with his actions in Woodbury. Guarded walls and a strict curfew make sure no walkers can get in, and manipulative propaganda such as branding Rick's group as terrorists is used to keep Woodbury citizens on his side.
** After losing to the prison group, he gunned down his cowering men without shooting them in the head so they'll reanimate. He did the same with Milton earlier by stabbing him in the gut and leaving him to reanimate and kill the BoundAndGagged Andrea.
** When he invades the prison [[spoiler:for the second time]], his new group has both members with military experience and a tank. He's much more successful this time, but still loses out in the end [[spoiler:when the prison is rendered useless and the majority of his group (along with himself) is killed.]]
* DarkIsEvil: He is dressed mostly in black clothes.
* DarkMessiah: An AxCrazy person with messiah complex will make you this by default.
* ADayInTheLimelight: In "Live Bait" and "Dead Weight", the audience is given a look at what's happened to him since his last appearance in Season 3.
* DeathByAdaptation: Not him but his unnamed late younger brother, who became the Governor in the comics.
* ADeathInTheLimelight: The last three episodes of the first half of Season 4 was heavily focused on him until he was ultimately killed-off in the mid-season finale.
* DeathSeeker: Becomes one in Season 4 after losing his empire, killing his followers, and being abandoned by Martinez and Shumpert. He blindly wanders for several months before running into Lilly's family.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Towards the family [[spoiler:headed by Lilly after her father passes away]] he had befriended, especially Meghan, in "Live Bait".
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Of Season 4.
* TheDreaded: Goes with being a HeroKiller. Merle even invokes this during a conversation with Hershel. The fact that he matches Rick on killing the most named characters proves this. Later, the prison group are noticeably shocked and scared [[spoiler:when he reappears.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: His introductory episode had him walking the line between "stern but good" and "a little too demanding, in a creepy way", until he walks into an armed camp of US soldiers, telling them about their missing comrade, waving a white flag. Then he whips out a pistol and his men gun them all down as part of an ambush.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Has a photograph of a wife and daughter, both of whom are seemingly deceased, much like the comics. It turns out, however, his daughter, Penny, is a walker and he keeps her hidden.
* EvilCounterpart: He's Rick's, representing the worst that Officer Friendly could become: a brutal dictator driven insane with grief but could not recover.
* EvilOverlord: Of Woodbury, although most of the town considers him a benevolent leader. They finally learn the truth the hard way when he guns the majority of them down. In the next season, basically he repeats history when he takes control of Martinez' new group by killing Martinez and Pete, then turning them into another militia that invades the prison a second time. [[spoiler:And once again, they all die, including him.]]
* {{Expy}}: Charismatic, charming; he runs a self-built town where he's the unquestioned leader. He's also an evil, corrupt, sociopath, whom sends his men to kill anyone who tries to leave the town. Sounds a lot like the Peoples Temple cult leader [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Jones Jim Jones]]. It's even [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by Michonne when she describes him to Rick, referring to him as a "Jim Jones type".
** His actions in Season 4's "Live Bait" [[spoiler:softening considerably, and caring for a young girl who reminds him of his own dead daughter]] are a lot more reminiscent of Joel from ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUs''.
* EyeScream: In "Made to Suffer", he's given an EyepatchOfPower after being stabbed in the eye with a glass shard, by Michonne.
* AFatherToHisMen: After Merle had killed Gargulio, the Governor correctly tells him Gargulio's name. Also, regardless of his BlatantLies about people who invade, he does seem to genuinely want to keep Woodbury's people safe and happy. This is subverted however after his breakdown, when he cares far more about revenge and power than protecting his people.
* FamousLastWords: "Liar."
* FauxAffablyEvil: He may have been a good person at one point, but now his entire demeanor has become one of false reassurance hiding lie after lie.
* {{Fingore}}: Bites Merle's ring and pinky fingers off before killing him.
* {{Foil}}: It is not mentioned, but he is one to Michonne. Both lost those precious to them, but while Michonne became an outsider and managed to retain her humanity, the Governor became a ruthless sociopath who gathered people to manipulate.
** He's also one to Rick. Especially in Season 4, where there are extremely strong parallels between his actions post Season 3 and what Rick went through toward the start of the series.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He had a very average life before the zombie outbreak.
* HandicappedBadass: Being partly crippled by losing an eye doesn't stop him from kicking ass.
* HeroKiller: Gives this impression to all of the people around him, especially after the Season 3 mid-season finale.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: He exemplifies this in both the comic and the TV show.
* IconicItem:: His black eyepatch, despite its late arrival, due to its part in creating his comic counterpart's image. The [[TheMerch action figure]] based on him even has two heads that can be attached to the body, with and without the eye patch.
* IconicOutfit: His black vest.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: He's stabbed by Michonne InTheBack while he's busy strangling Rick. Lilly later comes by to finish him with a bullet to the head.
* IveComeTooFar: In the episode "Too Far Gone", he returns to the prison determined to keep his own group safe and force Rick's group to leave. Rick pleads that they both can live at the prison and desperately tries to convince him that they aren't too far gone. The Governor calls him a liar and [[spoiler: beheads Hershel.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: The entire point of his CharacterDevelopment (or lack of) in Season 4.
* KarmaHoudini: He survives Season 3. [[spoiler: Finally meets his demise in "Too Far Gone" when Michonne impales him with her sword while he's distracted trying to strangle Rick, and Lilly later finishes the job with a headshot.]]
* KarmicDeath: Like with many of his victims, he ultimately is left for dead without a head shot by Michonne.
* TheLeader: Of Woodbury. He's a combination of Types I, II, and IV.
* LikeADaughterToMe: He runs into a small family in an apartment, more or less adopting their little girl Meghan, who becomes a sort of ReplacementGoldfish to Penny.
* LineOfSightName: He takes the alias of Brian Heriot from a name written on a wall.
* TheLostLenore: Both his wife and Penny.
* LoveRedeems: It appears that the Governor himself is turning over a new leaf as of "Live Bait". He opens up to a little girl about how he lost his eye and fights off a number of walkers to keep her safe. Ultimately, however, it's subverted [[spoiler: in how he quickly goes back to his old ways.]]
* MadnessMantra: Apparently, after Penny got bit, he lost it. From taking careful notes on food and sanitation and the like, he instead filled page after page with slash marks.
* ManBitesMan: Bites off Merle's fingers off when fighting him.
* ManipulativeBastard: Lies and manipulates the citizens of Woodbury into following him, pulling the wool over their eyes on a number of issues while increasing their loyalty to him.
* MayDecemberRomance: Quite likely with Rowan. Then with Andrea. [[spoiler: And then with Lilly.]]
* MoralMyopia: As evidenced during his conversation with Milton during "Arrows on the Doorpost".
-->'''The Governor:''' (on killing everyone at the prison) [[MurderIsTheBestSolution It's the only way to prevent a slaughter.]]\\
'''Milton:''' ...[[OnlySaneMan That]] ''is'' a slaughter.\\
'''The Governor:''' Not on our end.
* MythologyGag: In "Live Bait", he takes part of his alias from a storyline in the comic: [[spoiler:[[Literature/TheWalkingDeadTheRoadToWoodbury Brian]] Herrot.]]
* NothingPersonal: To Michonne and Hershel, [[spoiler:when he kidnaps them,]] he admits that he eventually accepted that his daughter was already dead before Michonne killed Penny. And he also seems to slightly regret having [[spoiler: captured]] Hershel, admitting he is a good man.
* ObviouslyEvil: In the second half of Season 3, he walks around in a [[BadassLongcoat black longcoat]] wearing an eye-patch.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Despite saying he dislikes nicknames, he refuses to tell Andrea his real name. Though in "Killer Within", he tells Andrea his name is Phillip.
* PapaWolf: Violently loses it when Michonne kills his undead daughter, Penny. Later, he kills three walkers with his bare hands to save [[LikeADaughterToMe Meghan]], a little girl he met in "Live Bait".
* PetTheDog: He helps out a relatively naive family out of pure altruism.
* PermaStubble [[BeardOfEvil Of Evil]]: Unlike his counterpart's Creator/DannyTrejo-esque mustache.
* PerspectiveFlip: The episode "Live Bait" gives insight to his feelings towards losing his family, mostly his daughter when he was unable to protect her from Michonne.
* PlotArmor: [[JokerImmunity Tons of it.]] Minor characters will literally walk into bullets for him. And he survives Season 3 without having to fight Rick, much to the ire of fans. [[spoiler: His armor finally breaks in the mid-Season 4 finale when he invades the prison again. Here he ''does'' fight Rick, beats his ass, and get impaled by Michonne while he's distracted. Lilly later finishes him off.]]
* ThePromise: Gives one to Meghan at the end of "Live Bait" [[spoiler: to always keep her safe. He fails.]]
* PsychoticSmirk: When Rick and the group comeback to rescue Daryl while firing at his henchmen causing the townspeople to run in panic, he's the only one that seems to enjoys this.
* RaceLift: His comics counterpart was of partial Latin descent.
* RedemptionRejection: When the Governor attempts to take the prison for his group, Rick makes an offer to share the prison and live in peace. [[spoiler: The Governor responds by calling Rick a liar and decapitating Hershel.]]
* ReplacementGoldfish: Meghan for his dead daughter and possibly Lilly for his wife.
* TheRival: To Rick, since they don't hate each other enough to be considered arch-enemies. [[spoiler: At least until Season 4.]]
* SanitySlippage: Milton suggested that he was very different before [[ZombieApocalypse all hell broke loose.]] Also, despite already being unhinged when we meet him, he clearly gets even worse after he loses an eye and his undead daughter to Michonne.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: After [[spoiler: killing Martinez and]] noticing weak leadership [[spoiler: from Pete]], he leaves Martinez's camp along with Tara, Lily, Meghan, and Alisha. [[spoiler: Subverted when they run into a muddy quicksand pit infested with trapped walkers, forcing them to return, and ultimately forcing him to usurp control of the group.]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The more masculine one compared to his NonActionGuy friend Milton.
* ShutUpKirk: "Liar", in response to Rick's speech to him and his militia.
* SinisterScrapingSound: He drags around a shovel to scare Andrea when he's chasing her in a warehouse.
* TheSocialDarwinist: His "Kill or die" lecture seems like this.
* TheSociopath: Perhaps not entirely in the beginning, but definitely after Penny is killed by Michonne. He becomes completely obsessed with power and revenge. He turns Woodbury into a militia including anyone over 13 years of age and people with health concerns. He then spends the rest of the season preparing both sides for an all-out war, convincing Woodbury they're fighting terrorists and Rick that death is inevitable. At the end when it's clear that Woodbury's soldiers aren't willing to go through with his plans, he guns them down.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: The Governor doesn't survive the prison attack in the comics. [[spoiler: Subverted in that he dies in the third prison attack, which is much more closely modeled on the comic one.]] Not only that, bsince Philip Blake is a PosthumousCharacter and only serves a DeathByOriginStory for his younger brother Brian, who is the one who becomes the Governor in the comics.
* StepfordSmiler: He smiles a lot to charm Andrea, hiding just how insane he is underneath it all. He later also uses this a lot to try to put Rick at ease during negotiations. It looks very fake.
* SympatheticPOV: His debut episodes in Season 4 highlight the {{Reconstruction}} of the Governor from nothing to meeting a new surrogate family, protecting them and re-establishing his position as a leader.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Tall, dark-haired, and a bonafide ChickMagnet.
* TeamKiller: He will ''not'' hesitate to take down his subordinates if he thinks they are no longer useful to him.
* ThousandYardStare: By Season 4, he has absolutely no reaction to a walker mere feet away from him.
* TwoFirstNames: His last name is a gender neutral first name.
* {{Ubermensch}}: The show is pretty much dedicated on showing that he has his own set of morality.
* TheUnfettered: He clearly has no moral restrictions. Shane, at his worst, looks like a bratty kid in comparison.
* VillainousBSOD: In his debut episode of Season 4. He's entirely lifeless until he meets Lilly and her family.
* VillainEpisode: In Season 4, the episodes "Live Bait" and "Dead Weight".
* VillainExitStageLeft: After he [[VillainousBreakdown snaps]] and guns down the entire militia save Shumpert and Martinez, he just hops back in his truck and continues down the road, not seen again until Season 4.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Overlaps with being AFatherToHisMen. He does seem to care about the people of Woodbury, but he antagonizes other group to provide for them. He also won't think twice on dispatching his subordinates if he sees it fit. In the Season 3 finale he snaps, and reveals himself to others as the villain by gunning down most of his people.
* VillainousBreakdown:
** First, his SuddenlyShouting for Penny to "Look at me!" so that he can see some humanity in her (which does not exist). He goes into a complete breakdown later, after Michonne kills Penny and then stabs him in the eye with a shard of glass.
** He gets even worse at the end of Season 3, massacring half his own town for next to no reason when the prison attack fails and the people go ScrewThisImOuttaHere.
** In the mid-season finale for Season 4, he goes gradually more nuts. [[spoiler:First, he decapitates Hershel when Rick refuses to leave. Then, when Meghan dies, he casually headshots her body to prevent her coming back, then sacrifices his group by pointlessly destroying the prison.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: After Michonne puts a sword through his undead-daughter's head, he gets in a knock-down-drag-out-fight with her and holds nothing back.
** When he explains to the captured Michonne and Hershel that he's going to invade the prison again, Hershel asks him that if he knows what it's like to lose a daughter, how can he go through with taking away his? The Governor coldly replies "Because they're not mine."
* WouldHurtAChild: Knew that there were young children at the prison, and still ordered his army to attack and "kill them all".
* YouHaveFailedMe:
** After finding out that Merle failed to kill Michonne then lied about it, he turns Woodbury against Merle with an accusation of betraying the town.
** Later he guns down most of the Woodbury Militia after they retreat from the prison and refuse to return.
* YouKilledMyFather: Goes both ways. The ultimately fatal attack on Penny results in him taking this position towards Michonne. In Season 4, [[spoiler: majority of the prison group]] were very pissed at him for killing [[spoiler: Hershel]], as [[spoiler: two of them were his actual daughters while majority of them considers him the TeamDad.]]
* YouWouldntShootMe: In response to his murder of his men, Allen holds him at gun point to stop. The Governor pauses, then shoots him in the head in disappointment.
* ZombieAdvocate: ZigZagged. He kept his undead daughter Penny locked away in hopes that Milton will find a "cure." However, he also kept other walkers for staged fights, stating that it teaches the Woodbury residents not to be afraid of them. Another reason he kept them is for assaulting other groups if necessary.
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[[folder: Penny Blake]]
!!Penny Blake
->'''Portrayed by''': Kylie Ann Syzmanski

The Governor's daughter, she was turned into a Walker some time prior to the meeting with the prison group.
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* AgeLift: While still an UndeadChild, her comic counterpart seems to be around 6-7 years old while she's around 8-10.
* DeathByAdaptation: In the comic, she is last seen still undead. Here, Michonne impales her through the mouth from the back of the head in the third season.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Through the mouth from the back by Michonne, though her "living" is as a zombie by that point.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: For the Governor. When she is killed a second time, he has a VillainousBreakdown.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her entire wardrobe are very pink and very feminine.
* TwoFirstNames: Blake can be used as a gender neutral first name.
* UndeadChild: Doesn't stop the Governor from brushing her hair, singing her songs, and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick locking her in a closet with a chain around her neck and a burlap sack on her head]].
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!!Other Woodbury Survivors

[[folder: Milton Mamet]]
!!Milton Mamet
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->'''Portrayed by''': Dallas Roberts

Milton is the Governor's chief scientist who conducts experiments on the zombies, attempting to learn how they function and ways to control them. He is the only member of Woodbury who knew the Governor before the ZombieApocalypse. Milton turns on the Governor when he realizes how insane he has become, but is murdered by him.
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* AlliterativeName: His first and last name starts with an ''M''.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: The Governor stabs him and leaves him locked in a room with Andrea so that when he dies and turns he will kill her. This plan succeeds, and Milton's zombie bites her on the collarbone before she manages to put him down.
* AmbiguousDisorder: His aversion to human interaction, lack of social skills, and focus on his work suggests he has some kind of disorder, which was [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/29/dallas-roberts-milton-marnet-on-the-walking-deads-awesome-season-finale?abthid=5156086672815dea02000019 confirmed by Dallas Roberts in an interview]].
* ApocalypticLog: He is recording as many events as possible that occurred in the ZombieApocalypse to make sure that there is a history of at least some of the things that happened. When he meets Hershel, he asks questions about the different events that have happened to his group and how they dealt with them to add to his history.
* BadLiar: Whenever Milton is required to lie, he tends to break out into a pretty strong stutter, complete with a lot of "Uh's." Also, when the Governor asks him if he was involved in the walkers Woodbury wanted to use for its raid on the prison being burned, he literally doesn't even try to respond, he just contemplates for a few seconds, then walks away silently.
* TheConsigliere: He may not be TheDragon, but The Governor treats him as his most trusted ally, until "Prey".
* DecompositeCharacter: His HeelFaceTurn and his disapproval of the Governor's methods are similar to the comic version of Dr. Stevens.
** CompositeCharacter: In the comics, Alice wanted to study walkers
* TheDogBitesBack: After being punched and tortured by the Governor for betraying him and then ordered to murder Andrea, Milton attempts to stab the Governor but fails and is stabbed.
* TheEvilGenius: In a PunchClockVillain kind of way for the Governor's inner circle.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Calmly instructs Andrea on how to escape while dying.
* FakeGuestStar: In Season 3, he appears in almost every single episode after his debut, and plays a key role in the events of the season.
* FriendlyEnemy: To the main cast. Milton is just doing things ForScience, so despite being on the "opposite team", he makes chit chat with Hershel in "Arrow on the Doorpost" and doesn't antagonize the others. [[spoiler: Too bad he is firmly in the thrall of the Governor and spying for him.]]
* GenreSavvy: In keeping with his AmbiguousDisorder, he's learned to ask about certain things that others might take for granted. Also when he was out in the field, helping capture zombies for research and entertainment purposes he would wear a jacket that he had covered with duct tape, when he was almost bitten by a zombie, and the jacket prevented him from being bitten, Merle Dixon said that he would take back every bad thing he said about Milton's Fashion sense.
-->'''Milton:''' Do you ''actually'' want me to help her, or [[SecretTestOfCharacter is this some sort of test?]]
* GuttedLikeAFish: He gets stabbed in the stomach and left to die a slow death by the Governor, so that when he comes back as a walker he will eat a tied up Andrea.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: The Governor has been his (best) friend way before the ZombieApocalypse began.
* HiddenBadass: He torches the Governor's zombie pit to impair the Governor in his attack on the prison. When tortured afterwards, the Governor remarks that he never thought Milton had the courage to do something like that.
* HonestAdvisor: One of his jobs for the Governor.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: He knows the Governor has gone off the deep end in his desire to kill Michonne and kill the prison group, but refuses to leave because Philip was Milton's best friend since before the apocalypse, and he still thinks that the man he knew exists in the Governor. He's wrong, and gets killed by the Governor.
* TheMole: He at first informs the Governor of Andrea's actions to go to the prison the first time, after Andrea trusted Milton to help her. Later, he assists Andrea in [[ReverseMole escaping Woodbury]].
* NiceGuy: He's rather polite around pretty much anyone, and has a very kind and civil conversation with [[TokenReligiousTeammate Hershel]] when they meet.
* NonActionGuy: He's clearly uncomfortable outside of his lab, especially when going with Merle to get fresh walkers for the Woodbury arena.
* NoSocialSkills: He's pretty helpless when trying to talk to people. He either comes off as creepy or completely flustered depending on who he is talking to.
* PunchClockVillain: He does not approve of many of the actions the Governor has taken with regards to the National Guard group and prison survivors.
* ReluctantMadScientist: While he may disapprove of some of the Governor's actions, he has no problem experimenting upon walkers and trying to figure out how they work.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The absolute sensitive guy to both the Governor and Merle's manly man.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: He's the scientific advisor to the Governor, and is one of the only people in the entire show with glasses.
* SpotOfTea: He makes a very good cup of tea that the Governor enjoys. [[WordOfGod According to an executive producer]], it's an in-joke about a writer who loves drinking tea.
* TokenGoodTeammate: When the Governor starts to go off the deep end, he graduates to this from PunchClockVillain. He is the only member of the Governor's inner circle who argues against the decision to kill Rick's group, allows Andrea to escape to warn them, and burned the captured walkers so they can't be used against the prison.
* ZombieAdvocate: His main project seems to be finding out whether or not the walkers have any semblance of humanity left. Possibly because he has relatively little experience dealing with them. It's implied the main reason he's trying to find out is because the Governor hopes that his undead daughter still has some semblance of humanity or memories of her father left.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Caesar Martinez]]
!!Caesar Martinez
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->'''Portrayed by''': Jose Pablo Cantillo

Martinez is a member of the Woodbury militia and one of the Governor's most trusted soldiers. His family was killed by walkers, giving him an extreme hatred of the undead. After the Governor massacred most of his army, Martinez abandoned him and formed his own group of survivors, later reencountering the Governor with the Chambler family.
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* AdaptationalBadass: He's more action oriented and has more fight scenes compared to the comics.
* AdaptationalSexuality: His comic counterpart was WordOfGay, but he mentions a dead wife and kids.
* AdaptationalVillainy: ZigZagged. Compared to his AmbiguouslyEvil comic counterpart, he is TheDragon of the group opposed to the heroes' group in the show. However, he's an AntiVillain who's NotSoDifferent from them.
* AntiVillain: He's not that different from the members of the group and wants to do whatever it takes to protect Woodbury. Unfortunately, he is under the command of insane dictator and is willing to KickTheDog to ensure Woodbury's security. He does look uncomfortable or outright horrified with several of the Governor's actions as well, but never verbally objects to them, even when the Governor murders the entirety of the Woodbury Militia. However, he does later abandon the Governor and start his own group, whose members seem to genuinely look up to and support Martinez.
* {{Badass}}: He's shown taking walkers out with ease and went go toe-to-toe with Merle in a gladiator fight (albiet a staged one), showing some pretty impressive moves.
* BatterUp: His primary melee weapon, which has "eat me" engraved on it.
* BeardOfEvil: Shorter than that of Shumpert. Doubles as BadassBeard
* BloodKnight: It's subtle, but he clearly enjoys killing walkers more than most. He explains to Daryl that it is because they killed his family.
* CerebusRetcon: Him being a BloodKnight towards walkers stemmed from the death of his family at their hands (or mouths).
* CrusadingWidower: His family was killed by Walkers.
* DanceBattler: Is seen using Capoeira against Merle during their "fight".
* ADeathInTheLimelight: He gets much more screentime and characterization [[spoiler:in the episode "Dead Weight"]] than in any of his previous appearances, [[spoiler:although he dies roughly halfway through the episode]].
* TheDragon: Originally TheBrute, he became the Governor's Dragon after Merle was accused of treason.
* DragonAscendant: Becomes the leader of his own band of survivors after abandoning the Governor. [[spoiler:After "Brian" joins his group, it doesn't take long for Martinez to be betrayed.]]
* EatenAlive: His ultimate fate [[spoiler:when the Governor feeds him to a pit of captive walkers, in Season 4's "Dead Weight"]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Had a wife and kids that got killed by walkers.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's visibly shocked when the Governor kills everyone in the Woodbury militia except him and Shumpert.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: After the Governor joins his group, he decides that Martinez is a liability due to knowing the truth about him.
* HiddenDepths: Although he acts like an antagonistic {{Jerkass}} to Daryl, after they fight walkers together they bond over cigarettes and Martinez reveals that he enjoys fighting walkers so much because he lost his family to them. He also become the leader of his own camp in Season 4, and his people look up to and respect him.
* IdiotBall[=/=]TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:Playing golf with The Governor, drunk, alone and unarmed.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: He's pretty rude to both Andrea and Daryl, although he and Daryl reach a bit of an understanding.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He has a soft spot for children, going out of his way to save some a couple of times. He is also pretty affable and friendly to everybody after starting his own group.
* LastNameBasis: He has yet to be called anything other than Martinez.
* TheMusketeer: Uses a Heckler & Koch MP5K as his main gun and switches to a baseball bat for close quarters.
* NiceHat: He's always seen wearing a backwards baseball cap in the first half of Season 3, but starts wearing it less in the second half.
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: His children were killed by Walkers, giving him an extreme hatred of them that has turned him into a BloodKnight.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The night after the failed prison assault, Martinez, along with Shumpert, abandon the Governor when they realize he's lost his mind. He and the Governor meet again, though.
* SleevesAreForWimps: The only time he has a shirt with sleeves is when he wears a blue hoodie briefly before his gladiator fight. When it becomes fall in the latter half of Season 3 he starts wearing a brown jacket due to the cold weather.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: He survived a lot longer than his comic counterpart, possibly owing to taking a quite different tack from the drawn version of the character. [[spoiler:Until he was killed in Season 4's "Dead Weight", anyway.]]
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Survives with Shumpert and the Governer in Season 3 and becomes the leader of his own group in Season 4, [[spoiler:but he is killed by the Governor halfway through "Dead Weight".]]
* WalkingShirtlessScene: In his gladiator battle against Merle, which shows how ripped he is.
* WeaponTwirling: Has a habit of twirling his baseball bat before caving in a walker's head.
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Daryl one.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Shumpert]]
!!Shumpert
->'''Portrayed by''': Travis Love

Shumpert is one of the Governor's elite soldiers. He uses a bow and arrow as his primary weapon. Alongside Caesar, he abandons the Governor after he massacres most of Woodbury. He died in the TimeSkip between Seasons 3 and 4.
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* AscendedExtra: Shumpert used to be a barely seen Woodbury Guard who didn't speak, but he eventually got lines and a more prominent role in the story, as one of only two remaining guards for the Governor.
* BadassBeard[=/=]BeardOfEvil: A big curly one adding to his ScaryBlackMan status.
* BlackBestFriend: Appears to be very close to Martinez.
* TheBrute: As part of Woodbury's FiveBadBand.
* BusCrash: Got killed sometime after him and Martinez ditched the Governor, and his death is recounted to the Governor by Martinez.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics. However, he seems to have a lot in common with Bruce Cooper.
* DeathSeeker: Martinez told the Governor that Shumpert didn't even try to avoid the walker which killed him.
* DespairEventHorizon: Witnessing the Governor kill the rest of the Woodbury Militia broke something in Shumpert according to Martinez, and he became reckless when dealing with walkers, which eventually got him killed.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's horrified when the Governor massacres everyone else in the Woodbury militia after they refuse to attack the prison again.
* MercyKill: After being bitten, he was put down by Martinez.
* {{Mook}}: In the Woodbury militia.
* TheQuietOne: He barely ever speaks, and usually only does so when pointing out walkers.
* ScaryBlackMan: Gives off this vibe while being assigned to watch Andrea and Michonne after they arrive in Woodbury, as he watches them from a distance in a pretty creepy and scary manner.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Some time after the Prison battle, Caesar and him abandon the Governor when they realize he's lost his mind.
* VillainousBSOD: Shumpert's temperament changed for the worse after the massacre, which Martinez mentions led to his death.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Karen]]
!!Karen
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->'''Portrayed by''': Melissa Ponzio

Karen is citizen of Woodbury. She is a friend of Andrea and joins the militia during the conflict with Rick's group, which she joins after realizing the Governor is evil. She enters into a relationship with Tyreese at the prison.
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* ActionGirl: She was a guard at Woodbury, and her main job at the prison appears to be leading the killing of walkers that gather along the fences.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Appears very composed and reserved.
* CanonForeigner: She never appeared in the comics.
* ChekhovsGunman: Initially appearing as nothing more than Andrea's friend, she had a very important role in the Season 3 finale. Specifically, she became the SoleSurvivor of the Woodbury militia after The Governor slaughtered them, and ultimately encourages Tyreese, Sasha and the remaining Woodbury people to side with the prison group.
* ContaminationSituation: When she begins showing signs of having the disease which killed two other inhabitants of the prison in less than a day, Karen is isolated along David for showing symptoms in one of the cells in the prisons lower level. [[spoiler:She and David are then murdered and burned by Carol, likely to stop the disease from spreading further]].
* FakingTheDead: How she manages to escape from [[BadBoss The Governor]]'s massacre of his own militia.
* HeelFaceTurn: She's wasn't evil, just being tricked by the Governor, which she realizes after he massacres the rest of the Woodbury Militia and she survives by playing dead. Afterward, Karen joins Rick's group.
* KilledOffscreen: Courtesy of [[spoiler: Carol]].
* LoveInterest: For Tyreese, with the two of them become a couple in the TimeSkip between Season 3 and 4.
* MauveShirt: Despite getting characterizations in Season 4, she is still one of the season's first casualties.
* PlayingPossum: She manages to escape the Governor's massacre of the other members of the Woodbury militia by hiding under a dead body. Luckily for her, the Governor ran out of bullets before shooting the corpse she was hiding under.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She is one of the Woodbury residents that attempts to leave after Rick's second attack on Woodbury. She ends up joining the militia instead after Andrea convinces everyone to stay. She joins the rest of the militia in trying to go back to Woodbury after the failed attack on the Prison, and ends up being the only survivor by hiding under a dead body and because the Governor runs out of bullets while dead checking his victims.
* SoleSurvivor: She's the last remaining member of the Woodbury Militia after they're slaughtered by the Governor.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge: She is [[spoiler:murdered by Carol after becoming ill and her burnt body is found by Tyreese]].
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Survived the Woodburry assault and a very brutal massacre in Season 3 only to be KilledOffscreen in the third episode of the following season.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Dr. Stevens]]
!!Doctor Stevens
->'''Portrayed by''': Donzaleigh Abernathy

Stevens is Woodbury's doctor.
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* DecompositeCharacter: Her role and characterization in the comicbook is given to Milton on the show.
* DemotedToExtra: Stevens played a vital role in the Woodbury arc in the comics, but only had a couple of scenes with a few lines on the show.
* GenderFlip: A male in the comics.
* TheMedic: She is apparently Woodbury's only doctor.
* RaceLift: Caucasian in the comics.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Disappears after the first half of Season 3, with only a few mentions of treating someone off-screen. It is possible she was among the people murdered by the Governor after the failed attack on the Prison.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Haley]]
!!Haley
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->'''Portrayed by''': Alexa Nicolas

->''"Yeah this bow, this bow was worth more than my car. Had to kill my dad to get it..."''

Haley is a member of the Woodbury militia, acting as a guard on the town's wall. She befriends Andrea after her arrival in Woodbury. She is shot by Maggie during the mission to rescue Daryl.
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* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* CharacterDeath: Shot by Maggie when Daryl is rescued by the group.
* FauxActionGirl: Talks a big game, but misses two very easy shots at one single Walker.
* InformedAbility: Her supposed Olympic level archery skills are not impressive. The one time she uses her bow, she misses a slow moving Walker twice.
* {{Mook}}: In the Woodbury militia.
* NiceHat: She has an always present grey hat.
* {{Shorttank}}: Right down to her outfit.
* StakingTheLovedOne: Had to kill her father and brother after they turned.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Goes toe-and-toe with being a {{Shorttank}}. The camera man then [[MaleGaze wasted no time focusing]] on her [[ShesGotLegs legs]] after her initial introduction.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tim]]
!!Tim
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->'''Portrayed by''': Lawrence Kao

Tim is a member of Woodbury's militia who also acts as a referee for Woodbury's gladiator ring.
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* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: He gets stabbed through the chest by Michonne.
* {{Mook}}: In the Woodbury militia.
* SleevesAreForWimps: He doesn't wear an outfit with sleeves until the scene where Michonne kills him.
* TokenMinority: The second Asian character after Glenn.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Crowley]]
!!Crowley
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->'''Portrayed by''': Arthur Bridgers

Crowley is a member of the Woodbury militia.
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* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* {{Mook}}: In the Woodbury militia.
* OffWithHisHead: Michonne kills him by cutting his head off.
* SinisterShades: Wears these in his first two appearances.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Rowan]]
!!Rowan
->'''Portrayed by''': Lindsay Abernathy

Rowan is a citizen of Woodbury who is in a relationship with the Governor. She shows Andrea and Michonne around Woodbury after they arrive.
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* CanonForeigner: She never appeared in the comics.
* ModestyBedsheet[=/=]ToplessnessFromTheBack: In "Walk With Me", lying in the Governor's bed.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Despite being seen in the Governor's bed, implying that they had a relationship, she never re-appears after being seen cheering at the gladiator fights.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Gargulio]]
!!Gargulio
->'''Portrayed by''': Dave Randolph-Mayhem Davis

A newly-initiated member of the Woodbury militia.
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* AccidentalMisnaming: Merle initially thinks his name is Neil. When Gargulio corrects him, Merle replies that he'll just stick with Neil.
* AerithAndBob: No wonder Merle doesn't bother with his name.
* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* CharacterDeath: Merle kills him with a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] after Gargulio refuses to lie to the Governor about failing to kill Michonne.
* ComingOfAgeStory: A little fast, but his CharacterDevelopment was visible in those short span.
* {{Mook}}: In the Woodbury militia.
* RedShirt: His presence in the show is a rather brief one, with little characterization given to him.
* TagAlongKid: A little old for the trope but fits it nonetheless.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Paul]]
!!Paul
->'''Portrayed by''': E. Roger Mitchell

Paul is a citizen of Woodbury who joins the militia.
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* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* RedShirt: He doesn't stick around long, getting gunned down by the Governor when he massacres the Woodbury Militia.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He is one of the Woodbury residents that attempts to leave after Rick's second attack. He ends up joining the militia instead, but after the failed attack on the prison he attempts to leave with the rest of the militia and go back to Woodbury. He ends up being the first one gunned down by the Governor for this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Eileen]]
!!Eileen
->'''Portrayed by''': Meaghan Caddy

Eileen is a pregnant citizen of Woodbury. She gave birth shortly before the final raid on the prison.
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* BitCharacter: Her role is pretty much being a background pregnant lady.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* InnocentBystander: She doesn't join the militia.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: She is one of the Woodbury residents that attempts to leave after Rick's second attack.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Eileen is last seen in "The Suicide King". It is unclear if she was murdered by the Governor or joined the prison community.
[[/folder]]

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