!!Characters from the comic series ''ComicBook/TheWalkingDead'':

* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadComicAtlantaCampSurvivors Grimes family and Atlanta Camp survivors]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadComicAlexandriaSafeZone Alexandria Safe-Zone]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadComicHilltopColony Hilltop Colony]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadComicTheSaviors The Saviors]]


[[folder: Tyreese's Group]]
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 7

Tyreese is a former professional football player who joins the group with his daughter and her boyfriend at the start of the second volume. He and Rick become quick friends, and Tyreese takes up a secondary leadership position in the group. [[spoiler:He is captured and executed by the Governor in Issue 46]].
* ActionDad: Is a father and kicks a lot of ass.
* BashBrothers: With Rick.
* {{Badass}}: Gets left in a room full of zombies armed only with a hammer. When they come back to retrieve his body, he's alive and unbitten, all the zombies are dead.
** BadassBeard: Sports a small one.
* TheBigGuy: For the group overall.
* BlackBestFriend: With Rick, though their relationship takes a huge blow when the two get into a fistfight over Carol's suicide attempt. They do make amends in the end however.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler: The first member of the main group to die in the Governor's assault on the prison.]]
* CareerEndingInjury: In his backstory.
* CelebritySurvivor: Subverted: he used to be a pro football player, but he was already washed up by the time of the ZombieApocalypse. He and Michonne both admit he wasn't even very good.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: And how! The Governor tries to cut Tyreese's head off with Michonne's katana, but when he can only get the blade halfway through Tyreese's neck, he's forced to slowly saw through the rest. This takes several panels and Tyreese is still alive for most of it.]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler: The Governor takes him hostage and tries to use him as leverage to get inside the prison, but even as a katana is being held to his throat he still screams for Rick not to let him in. This leads to the Governor killing him in a rage]].
* DropTheHammer: He swings a mean carpentry hammer, which is a good thing since...
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: ...he's worthless with a gun.
* TheLancer: To Rick.
* LightningBruiser: Moves quickly and deals a lot of damage.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: Which reanimates and is put down by Michonne.]]
* PapaWolf: [[spoiler: When he discovers that Chris killed Julie in a botched suicide pact, he strangles him to death, and then ''allows him to reanimate so he can kill him again, but slower''.]]
* PleaseWakeUp: [[spoiler:Begs for Julie to "come back." She does, but not the way he would have wanted her to...]]
* YourCheatingHeart: [[spoiler:Cheating on Carol with Michonne led to a [[DrivenToSuicide whole]] [[HowMuchMoreCanHeTake mess]] of problems.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 7

Julie is Tyreese's daughter. She has a relationship with Chris, [[spoiler:and the two vow to have a SuicidePact. However, it goes terribly wrong, and Chris ends up killing her, letting her [[DiedInYourArmsTonight die in Tyreese's arms,]] and then shooting her again once she reanimates.]]
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: Reanimates in Tyreese's arms after being shot.]]
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: She is killed shortly after making love to Chris for the first time.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: She dies in her father's arms and then reanimates as a zombie which causes Chris to put her down a second time. As expected, [[PapaWolf Tyreese]] ''does not'' take this turn of events very well...]]
* DrivenToSuicide[=/=]SuicidePact: [[spoiler: In Issue 14, we discover that [[spoiler:Chris and Julie have formed a suicide pact and plan to [[MutualKill kill each other simultaneously]].]]
* MutualKill: [[spoiler: Well, it was ''supposed'' to be.]]
* NiceGirl: In the limited screen time she gets alone, she appears to be somewhat kind. However...
** CorruptTheCutie: Hanging around with [[TeensAreMonsters Chris]] has this effect with her, eventually leading her [[spoiler:to form a SuicidePact with him.]]
* NotSoBadassLongcoat: Wears a longcoat but isn't much of a fighter.
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: She forms a suicide pact with Chris so they can be "together forever", but it doesn't exactly work out the way they wanted it to...]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 7

Chris is Julie's boyfriend.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: No one felt particularly sad over his death, considering how much of a prick he was]].
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Was in a suicide pact with Julie, though in the end he fires too early and is killed by an enraged Tyreese]].
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: By himself by accident.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Acts rude and entitled to pretty much everyone except for Julie.
* NotSoBadassLongcoat: Same deal as Julie.
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Goes through enough to form a suicide pact with Julie]].
* SirSwearsALot: Carl even lampshades it.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He gets mad when assigned babysitting duty instead of being allowed to help Rick and the others kill zombies and thinks he should be out there fighting alongside them just because he's almost an adult and not a completely horrible shot with a gun.
* SuicidePact: [[spoiler: Plans one with Julie, but it goes horribly wrong...]]
* TeensAreMonsters: [[spoiler:He plans on both him and his girlfriend Julie committing suicide rather than put up with the new life they've found themselves in and actually convinces her to go through with it. Ultimately, he only succeeds in killing Tyreese's daughter which soon leads to his own death after he puts her zombie down right in front of her father.]]
* TogetherInDeath: [[spoiler: The reason why he and Julie formed a SuicidePact. He's horrified when he shoots her too early, as now they won't be able to be together forever...]]

[[folder: Hershel's Farm Survivors]]
!!Hershel Greene
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 10

Hershel is the highly religious owner of a small farm in Georgia, where he and his family stayed with two friends when the ZombieApocalypse began. Although his initial meeting with Rick's group was tense, he and his family joined them at the prison for safety.
* AbusiveParents: Beats Billy for talking back to him.
* AsTheGoodBookSays: Following Billy blaming him for [[spoiler:Rachel and Suise's deaths]] by moving them to the prison, Hershel beats him, claiming that the Bible says they are supposed to "Honor they mother and father", and that he will go to hell if he talks back to him again.
* BadassGrandpa: Is very old and can still hold his own in the zombie apocalypse.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: By the Governor.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: After Billy's death he shuts down and surrenders his life to the Woodbury soldiers]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Puts a gun to his head after [[spoiler:the zombies in his barn escape and kill Lacey and Arnold]], blaming himself for their deaths. Rick pulls it away from his head before Hershel can pull the trigger.
* DoesntLikeGuns: Though he'll use them when he has to.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "Dear God, just kill me."]]
* TheFundamentalist: Although he does loosen up with time, saying that if God's put them in a world where they have to sin to survive, then so be it.
* HeroicBSOD: Several times. [[spoiler:The last one leads to his death, after witnessing Billy dying in front of him breaks the last of his spirit and he asks the Governor to kill him.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He can be extremely mean to his children, particularly Billy, and an outright asshole to other survivors if they annoy or anger him. However, his heart is normally in the right place, and he lightens up some throughout the series.
* NotSoAboveItAll: While he normally disapproves of cursing, make him mad enough and he'll start dropping f-bombs.
* OddFriendship: Eventually forges one with Axel, teaching him how to farm.
* OverprotectiveDad: He's very overprotective of his children and does not approve of Glenn's relationship with Maggie at first. However, he cools down over time and even becomes a father figure for Glenn.
* PapaWolf: His children are his top priority.
* SeriousBusiness: Don't joke about Hell in front of him.
* StakingTheLovedOne: Puts down [[spoiler:three of his children]] at the end of the barn massacre: [[spoiler:Shawn, who was already a zombie, plus Lacey and Arnold, who were killed during the zombie attack.]]
* TokenReligiousTeammate: This is why Glenn decides to have him as a priest when he proposes to Maggie.
* TraumaCongaLine: His ever decreasing number of children, culminating with [[spoiler:Billy getting killed in front of him, and Hershel giving up all hope and will to live despite Maggie still being alive]].
* WouldHitAGirl: Tries to smack Lori after she gives him a WhatTheHellHero for planning to kick the group off his farm once Carl recovers.
* ZombieAdvocate: He believes they are just sick people, and is horrified when he learns Rick's group has been killing zombies. Instead, keeps any that wonder onto his farm in his barn, hoping that hey will recover. After [[spoiler:Lacey and Arnold]] get eaten, he quickly changes his mind.

!!Maggie Greene
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 10

Maggie is Hershel's fourth child and second daughter. She began a relationship with Glenn soon after meeting him, and they eventually married at the prison. She is currently pregnant with his child, [[spoiler:although Glenn gets murdered by the Saviors shortly after they discover this.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Her execution of [[spoiler:Thomas Richards]] and her [[spoiler:takeover of the Hilltop from Gregory]] prove that she is not somebody to mess with.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler:She loses every single member of her family by the time the prison arc is over, and loses Glenn to the Saviors a several months later.]]
* TheChick: Though she becomes more hardened over time.
* FarmersDaughter: She is the daughter of Hershel, who is a farmer.
* HappilyMarried: To Glenn.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After the last of her family dies.]]
* InterruptedSuicide: [[spoiler: She tries hanging herself after losing all of her family, but gets cut down and survives. She later comes to regret it as a moment of weakness.]]
* TheLeader: Becomes the head of the Hilltop during ''All Out War''.
* PregnantBadass: [[spoiler: In "All Out War" she takes part in fighting the Saviors while heavily pregnant.]]
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: She moved to the Hilltop with Sophia in issue 101.]]
** TheBusCameBack:[[spoiler:Returns to the main plot in Volume 19]].
* TookALevelInBadass: In "All Out War", Maggie [[spoiler:takes over the Hilltop from Gregory and leads an army to assist Rick in fighting the Saviors, showing up at Alexandria armed to the teeth and chasing Negan's forces away]].
* WhatTheHellHero: Starts beating the crap out of Rick after [[spoiler:Glenn is murdered by the Saviors, berating him for doing nothing to stop it, despite them being surrounded by fifty armed men. This was mostly fueled by grief, and they part civilly at the Hilltop when she decides to stay with Sophia.]]
* WidowWoman: [[spoiler: After Glenn dies]].

!!Billy Greene
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 10

Billy is Hershel's fifth child and third son. He worked as a farm hand for his father and helps his father plant crops at the prison.
* {{Badass}}: He is a good shooter and manages to [[spoiler:kill many Woodbury soldiers during the assault on the prison]].
** BadassesWearBandanas: He is never seen without a headband on.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: By a Woodbury soldier.]]
* FriendlySniper: Turns out to be an excellent shot.
* ItsAllAboutMe: His reaction to [[spoiler:Carol committing suicide right after seducing him]] is "Why would she do that to me?"
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: He was one of the nicer characters]].
* PermaStubble: Has one.
* SweetTooth: When talking to Otis he says that fruit and vegetables all taste the same to him, but that if he knew where a candy bar was within walking distance that he'd hop the prison fence and make a run for it.

!!Rachel and Susie Greene
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 10

Rachel and Susie are twin girls and Hershel's youngest children. [[spoiler:Murdered by Thomas Richards at the prison.]]
* GirlishPigtails: Susie.
* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler: Averted.]]
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Glenn shoots their reanimated heads.]]
* OffWithHerHead: [[spoiler: Thomas Richards cuts off both their heads with a knife.]]
* SingleMindedTwins: They are always seen together and are practically a single character.

!!Lacey Greene
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 10

Lacey is Hershel's third child and oldest daughter. [[spoiler:She is eaten by zombies when they break out of the barn.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Her "tour" of the farm with Rick's group is particularly snarky:
-->'''Lacey:''' This is our ''yard''... if you'll follow me around back, I'll show you our ''backyard''.
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: She is caught in the middle of the zombies when they broke out of the barn, and is quickly swarmed and partially eaten.]]
* GuttedLikeAFish: [[spoiler: The zombies tear into her stomach and pull her guts out.]]
* RedShirt: [[spoiler: Doesn't have many lines or much characterisation before getting killed in her second appearance.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Dies in Issue 11.]]

!!Arnold Greene
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 10

Arnold is Hershel's second child and son. [[spoiler:He is eaten by his zombified brother Shawn when the zombies break out of the barn.]]
* BerserkButton: When his father is attacked by zombies in Issue 11, leading to an UnstoppableRage.
* RedShirt: [[spoiler: Doesn't have many lines or much characterisation before getting killed in his second appearance.]]
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Tries to punch a zombie to death while turning his back on several others a couple feet behind him. It isn't very surprising when he gets chomped on.]]
* UnstoppableRage: "NOT MY FATHER! NOT MY FATHER!" [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he gets so wrapped up in pummeling that zombie he doesn't notice his undead brother coming up behind him.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Dies in Issue 11.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 9

Otis is a friend of Hershel who joined him at the farm with his girlfriend Patricia.
* [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Otis Was A Zombie]]: [[spoiler: Killed and reanimated when the prison yard is overran.]]
* DeathByRacism: [[spoiler: Refers to Dexter and Andrew as "a couple niggers" ''after a black woman saves his life.'' This likely leads to...]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler: One of only two named characters so far to die entirely off-panel, only mentioned after Rick kills his zombie, and doesn't get a funeral scene, either. It's mentioned that no one liked him very much.]]
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Nobody is particularly fond of Otis.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: [[spoiler: As a zombie.]]
* PutOnABus: When he goes back to Hershel's farm to hold the fort.
** TheBusCameBack: In Volume 4.
* RecklessGunUsage: His shooting of Carl, when he thought he, Rick, and Tyresse were zombies, even though they were talking and carry weapons.
* ShovelStrike: Briefly uses a shovel as a weapon when he can't get inside the prison and is surrounded by zombies. [[spoiler:Luckily, Michonne was nearby at the time and saved him.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: His more racist and jerkass tendencies become apparent after he returns from staying at the farm.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 10

Patricia is Otis' girlfriend.
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:She has sex with Axel right before the Governor attacks the prison and is one of the first casualties of the battle.]]
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: First, she freed [[spoiler:Thomas Richards]] after he was imprisoned for killing [[spoiler:Hershel's twins]], and was surprised when he tried to kill her. Then she sided with Dexter and Andrew when they tried to take over the prison.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: She's shot in the head by a Woodbury soldier]].
* DumbBlond: Just read her other tropes to see all the stupid shit she does.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: [[spoiler: Every other death during the prison battle had at least some impact, but all Patricia got was a shocked look from Billy as she was shot through the head and then was literally never mentioned again]].
* LethallyStupid: Even out of mercy, freeing a SerialKiller while your friends are sleeping is NOT a good idea.
* TheLoad: Not only is she useless, but her stupidity often endangers the other group members.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nice job [[spoiler: freeing Thomas from his cell]], Patricia. Oh, and congrats on [[spoiler: going along with Dexter and Andrew when they try to take over the prison.]]
* TheScrappy: InUniverse and out; neither the fans nor the other characters liked her much after the above actions, and even her own boyfriend didn't want to talk to her.
* TooDumbToLive: All the time, and ironically [[spoiler: she died as she lived. Her failure to realize that it's probably not a good idea to leave yourself exposed while dozens of men are shooting at you results in her death]].

!!Hershel Greene Jr.
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 130

The son of Maggie and Glenn, [[spoiler: though tragically Glenn dies before he is born]].
* DeadGuyJunior: He is named after [[spoiler: his deceased grandfather]].

[[folder: Prison Survivors]]
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 13

Axel was imprisoned for armed robbery. He is the friendliest prisoner towards the survivors, and becomes a trusted friend and ally.
* BadassBeard: He has a massive white beard and is a very capable survivor.
* BadassBiker: He has the look and attitude of a biker.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: He is shot in the middle of his forehead during the assault on the prison.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: He makes a ton of snarky comments towards the others.
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Ends up being the first person killed during the Governor's attack on the prison after being found having sex with Patricia shortly before.]]
* HiddenDepths: He spends a lot of time pondering about what the zombies are thinking and if they are aware.
* NiceGuy: Although a bit perverted he's easily the nicest of the prisoners and one of the friendliest characters in the series.
* OddFriendship: With Hershel, who disliked Axel at first due to his fellow prisoners actions. However, Axel's help with setting up the farm on the prison led them to getting to know each other better and becoming friends.
* ThePeepingTom: He peeks in on Lori and Carol while they are taking a shower.
* StoutStrength: He's stout but very strong.
* TattooedCrook: He has tattoos on his shoulders, which are hidden most of the time by his shirt.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Of the prison survivors. He's the only one who doesn't [[spoiler:betray or murder anyone]] and sides with Rick's group when [[spoiler:Dexter tries to kick them out of the prison]].
* VerbalTic: "You follow me?" Which according to one letter-writer, [[ShownTheirWork actually is a piece of prison slang.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 13

Dexter was imprisoned for murdering his wife and the guy she was cheating on him with. While initially friendly towards Rick's group, tensions within the prison soon drive a wedge between them.
* BaldOfAwesome: Pre-DrivenToVillainy.
** BaldOfEvil: Post-DrivenToVillainy.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Rick shoots him in the head while he is distracted by walkers]].
* DrivenToVillainy: Was fairly friendly to Rick's group (the very first closeup of him is with a big friendly smile) before the whole [[spoiler:false murder accusation]] thing.
* GetOut: After [[spoiler:being falsely accused of the twins murder he confronts the group after his friend Andrew gets them some guns from the armory]] and tells them all to leave the prison immediately.
-->'''Dexter:''' Get the FUCK out of my HOUSE.
* {{Jerkass}}: Not so much at first, but after being falsely accused of murder and treated badly by Rick's group even after being absolved, he turned against them really fast.
* NobleDemon: He is an unrepentant murderer who killed his wife and her boyfriend, but is completely honest to Rick and his group about this fact and happily welcomes the group to the prison... at least at first.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: His unfailing honesty to Rick's group ultimately leads to his downfall.
* ScaryBlackMan: Especially after turning agains the group.
* SirSwearsALot: He is a prison convict after all.
* UnfriendlyFire: [[spoiler: From [[IDidWhatIHadToDo Rick]]. [[BlatantLies "He must've caught a stray bullet."]]]]
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:"Smart man woulda let it get me." Unfortunately for Dexter, Rick takes this to heart...]]
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:He threatens Carl and Lori when rick tries to convince him to listen to reason. If not for the hordes of that show up immediately after he might have actually gone through with it.]]

!!Thomas Richards
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 13

Thomas was imprisoned for tax evasion. [[spoiler:He is really a psychotic misogynistic killer who begins preying on the female members of Rick's group.]]
* ArcVillain: [[spoiler: For Volume 3]].
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: He's practically the definition of this trope]].
* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler: Is balding and also one of the most evil characters in the series]].
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Maggie finishes him off in this way after unloading her entire clip of ammo into him]].
* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:He only targets women (his wife, Andrea) and children (the twins) likely knowing full well that he'd be no match for a man like Rick Or Tyreese.]]
* FourEyesZeroSoul: [[spoiler: Especially emphasized the scene where he reveals his true nature. His glasses shines in the light as he looms threateningly over Andrea.]]
* ImplausibleDeniability: [[spoiler: In the intro of the game, the officer remembers Thomas as one of the people he drove to the prison. He especially remember that Thomas, in spite of being apprehended by the police as he was in the middle of cutting his wife's body to pieces, spend the whole trip to the prison crying and snotting, insisting over and over again that he didn't do it.]]
* KnifeNut: [[spoiler: Uses knives as his main weapon]].
* KnightOfCerebus: [[spoiler: While the series was in no way light hearted to begin with, Thomas was the first example of how other humans could be even more of a threat than the zombies.]]
* SerialKiller: [[spoiler: He killed his wife (and possibly other people) before the start of the series, and continues the trend when he murders Rachel and Susie and attempts to murder Andrea]].
* TheSociopath: [[spoiler: A textbook example of this]].
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: His motus operandi.]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: [[spoiler: Maggie literally empties her entire gun into him. To add insult to injury, his corpse is thrown to the walkers and ripped to pieces]].
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:The first thing he does upon being freed from his cell after the group decides to hang him is attempt to strangle his savior with his bare hands. His very last words to her before getting riddled with bullets by Maggie is to call her a whore.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: The conversation Lee has with the police officer in the game heavily implies he suffered one of these on the way to prison. He even went so far as kicking the seats, crying and calling out to his momma that he was innocent despite the fact that [[spoiler:he was caught red-handed butchering his wife when the police found him.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Having all of his tropes spoiler tagged ought to clue you in.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:He's the one who killed Hershel's daughters.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 13

->''"My life was a wreck--all because a' my addiction. I couldn't function, y'know... I was here--again... I didn't know what else to do."''

Andrew was a drug user and dealer who had been imprisoned multiple times. He was in a relationship with Dexter.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Not actually shown in the comic itself, but he eventually dies and becomes a walker.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: A hopeless drug addict, he wished and prayed for ''anything'' that would force him to give up the habit. [[ZombieApocalypse He got it.]]
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: If he hadn't left the door open when he [[spoiler:raided the armory him and Dexter likely would have succeeded in forcing Rick's group out of the prison. Instead, the horde of zombies that that are freed end up giving Rick a cover to kill Dexter covertly without anyone noticing.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He flees the prison crying after [[spoiler:Dexter is shot by Rick]].
* UndyingLoyalty: To Dexter, although Axel tries to make him understand that Dexter really doesn't give a crap about him and will abandon him the moment he finds a willing woman.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He is never seen after leaving the prison. A bust of his zombiefied form was later released, and [[WordOfGod Robert Kirkman]] said he died. He later appeared as a zombie in ''The Fall of the Governor'', in which he was killed by Lily.

[[folder:Woodbury Survivors]]

Woodbury is a small town of survivors who constructed a barricade around their community using scrape metal and vehicles. Originally led by a group of brutal soldiers, they were overthrown by Philip Blake, who became known as the Governor. While appearing to be a benevolent leader, The Governor and his men are manipulative and murderous, keeping dissenters in the town in line through fear and lies.

!!The Governor aka Philip Blake aka [[spoiler:Brian Blake]]
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 27

The Governor is the insane leader of Woodbury. He preys on any survivors unlucky enough to get near the town, taking all of their supplies before killing and feeding the lucky ones to zombies in the arena or to his undead daughter. The unlucky ones he tortures and/or rapes first.
* AlliterativeName: [[spoiler: His ''real'' name.]]
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Has a vaguely Hispanic complexion despite having the name Philip Blake. ''Rise of the Governor'' confirms that his father was white and his mother Mexican.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Type 3. His right arm from the elbow down is severed by Michonne during his ColdBloodedTorture.]]
* BadassMustache: He sports an impressive horseshoe job.
* BigBad: From issues 27 to 48.
* BlatantLies: Everything he tells his people about the group at the prison.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: By Lily.]]
* BreadAndCircuses: He keeps his community distracted from the obvious atrocities occuring by constantly staging gladiator fights and keeping them entertained.
* ColdBloodedTorture:By [[spoiler:Michonne]]. [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Not that he didn't deserve it.]]
* CoolUncle: [[spoiler: At first...]]
* DeadPersonImpersonation: [[spoiler: Of his brother.]]
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: The attitude he seems to have.
* EarAche: [[spoiler:He gets most of his ear bitten off by Michonne when they first meet.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To Rick.
* EyepatchOfPower: [[spoiler: After losing his eye]].
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Michonne scoops out his left eye with a spoon that she had [[AssShove shoved somewhere else in his body previously]].]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Slips into this mode sometimes, mainly around his men. More often than not he's just a straight-up {{Jerkass}}.
* {{Fingore}}: During [[spoiler:Michonne's well-deserved ColdBloodedTorture, she pulls his fingernails out one-by-one with a pair of pliers.]]
* ForTheEvulz: There's really no reason for the Governor to do the horrific things he does. He just likes having power and wants more of it.
* {{Greed}}: Pretty much his M.O, he freely admits all his actions are to just have things because he wants it. There was no reason to kill any the survivors of the downed helicopter nor [[spoiler: mutilate Rick and rape Michonne]] when he could've easily worked with them in building a fortified community. He just did it cause he had the power and he wanted more.
* GloriousLeader: He acts as a dictator in his community and has brainwashed most of his citizens into adoring him.
* GroinAttack: [[spoiler:Michonne gives him one involving ''nails and a katana.'']]
** Specifically, she's implied to have [[spoiler:NAILED his penis to a wooden board before severing whats left of it with her katana after he pulls it free.]] Ouch.
* HairTriggerTemper: It doesn't take much to set him off.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: Still causes a lot of trouble even after Michonne cuts off his arm and scoops out his eye]].
* HateSink: The Governor is pretty much a personification of every single evil and cruel quality that a human being can have.
* HeroKiller: Rick and his group are terrified of him, and whenever he shows up, there is a good chance people will die. In addition, he personally kills [[spoiler:Tyreese, Hershel, Patricia, and Alice, and cuts off Rick's right hand.]]
* IHaveManyNames: [[spoiler: Brian, Philip, and the Governor]].
* ILoveTheDead: ''French kisses his daughter's ([[spoiler:niece's]]) zombie.'' Not every character that can fit incest, pedophilia AND necrophilia into one panel...
* ImAHumanitarian: Offhandedly admits to trying human flesh to the zombiefied Penny while wondering aloud how she can eat that stuff.
* '''{{Jerkass}}''': Even without his murderous and psychotic traits he's still a grade-A asshole.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Lily, one of his own soldiers, kills him when she discovers he made her shoot a baby, then kicks him to the oncoming zombies.]]
* RealityEnsues: [[spoiler: During the final assault on the prison, he never gets a showdown with Rick and ends up being killed by a random {{Mook}} who was rightfully pissed off about the death of baby Judith]].
* RevengeBeforeReason: It's heavily implied his assault on the prison was less for pragmatic reasons and more petty revenge for [[spoiler: his torture at the hands of Michonne.]] As expected, [[spoiler: it gets him and his entire group killed]].
* MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe: [[spoiler: After his brother Philip dies he takes his name and even his personality]].
* SirSwearsALot: Not to the truly ridiculous levels of characters like Negan but he's very profane, especially when he's angry.
* StartOfDarkness: In ''Literature/TheWalkingDeadRiseOfTheGovernor''.
* TheGeneralissimo: While he's not the leader of a third-world nation per se, his [[spoiler:EyepatchofPower]] and his GloriousLeader persona certainly fit the bill.
* TheSociopath: He has no empathy for anyone but himself.
* TwoFirstNames: [[spoiler: Brian and Philip.]]
* VillainousFriendship: With [[TheDragon Bruce]]. The only time he actually seems upset about something is when [[spoiler:Bruce gets killed.]]
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Very few people in Woodbury know the full truth about The Governor.

!!Bruce Allan Cooper
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 27

Bruce is The Governor's right hand man. [[spoiler:He is shot in the neck by Andrea, and The Governor shoots his body's head to spare him from coming back as a zombie.]]
* BaldOfEvil: He is completely bald and a loyal ally of the Governor.
* BlackBestFriend: He seems to be the Governor's only genuine friend. [[spoiler: The Governor is actually broken up over his death.]]
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Andrea shoots him straight through the neck. He lingers for a while until the Governor finds him, and then dies and is put down.]]
* TheDragon: To the Governor.
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: The Governor shoots him in the head after he dies to prevent him from reanimating.]]
* ScaryBlackMan: he's very intimidating and aggresive.
* UndyingLoyalty: Follows the Governor's orders without question.
* VillainousFriendship: With The Governor.

!!Gabriel "Gabe" Harris
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 27

Gabe is one of The Governor's most loyal soldiers. [[spoiler:Killed by Andrea during the attack on the prison.]]
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: By Andrea]].
* TheBrute: His role before he ends up becoming TheDragon.
* TheDragon: Replaces Bruce [[spoiler:after his death.]]
* FatBastard: Is very fat and one of the Governor's soldiers.
* NumberTwoForBrains: In The Governor's opinion, but he actually seems smarter than given credit for.

!!Alice Warren
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 29

Alice was a college student studying interior design before the outbreak. She barely escaped her dorm room after it was set up as a safe haven. After arriving in Woodbury, she was made to become Dr.Stevens assistant, and defected along with him to Rick's group at the prison. [[spoiler:She is executed personally by The Governor during the attack on the prison.]]
* ActionSurvivor: Despite having no training, she quickly becomes an excellent shot. [[spoiler:During the Woodbury attack on the prison, she manages to kill several attackers before being kneecapped and killed.]]
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: How the Governor kills her]].
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler: Still continues shooting Woodbury soldiers even after getting wounded. The Governor has to finish her off with a shot to the head]].
* DeadpanSnarker: She's quite snarky.
* DressedToHeal: Wears a stereotypical doctor's outift for most of her screentime.
* HeelFaceTurn: Turns against the Governor and joins Rick's group.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: She covers Rick as his family as they tried to flee the prison, killing several Woodbury soldiers even after getting wounded.]]
* InstantExpert: Went from an interior designer to a qualified medic in a matter of months. She just calls it paying attention.
* TheMedic: Studies medicine under Dr. Stevens, and becomes the medic the prison community after joining them.
* NiceGirl: She's very compassionate and friendly.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Calls them "biters", and finds Rick's group practice of dividing them into "roamers" and "lurkers" silly.
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]

!!Doctor Stevens
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 28

Stevens is the doctor of Woodbury, who only reluctantly treats The Governor and his men because they keep the civilians safe. He attempts to escape the town alongside Rick, Glenn, Michonne, Alice, and Caesar, [[spoiler:but is bitten by a zombie outside of the walls.]]
* DressedToHeal: Which makes sense, as he is the doctor for Woodbury.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Calmly accepts his fate after being bitten]].
* HeelFaceTurn: Turns against the Governor and escapes Woodbury with Rick's group.
** HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: He gets bitten on his way out of town.]]
* MauveShirt: [[spoiler: He doesn't last too long]].
* PunchClockVillain: He only works for the Governor because Woodbury needs a doctor and him and Alice are the only ones in the settlement with extensive medical knowledge..
* TemptingFate: [[spoiler:He gets fatally bitten]] mere seconds after saying how easy their escape was.

!!Caesar Ramon Martinez
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 27

Caesar is the head of security for Woodbury and a friend of Dr.Stevens. He helps Rick, Michonne, Glenn, Stevens, and Alice escape Woodbury and make it back to the prison. [[spoiler:Which he soon leaves, attempting to run back to Woodbury either to bring The Governor's forces to attack or lead the good citizens back. He is killed by Rick to prevent this.]]
* [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie And Then Martinez Was A Zombie]]: [[spoiler: His zombified self is found by the Governor's men and decapitated. The Governor later uses his zombie head as 'proof' that the Prison group is a threat to Woodbury.]]
* AmbiguouslyEvil: [[spoiler: Claims to be against The Governor and only intending to bring good Woodbury citizens back to the prison. Whether he was telling the truth or just trying to get Rick to spare him, we'll never know.]]
* {{Badass}}: He stuck his hand into a zombies mouth and [[JawBreaker ripped its jaw off]]!
** BadassGay: Although never revealed in the series, [[WordOfGod Robert Kirkman]] has said that Martinez was gay, and that he simply never had the chance to reveal it.
** BadassTeacher: He was a gym teacher before the apocalypse.
** BadassesWearBandanas: Is almost always seen wearing his bandana.
* CarFu: [[spoiler:Ends up on the receiving end.]]
* DecapitationPresentation: [[spoiler: By the Governor after his men behead his zombified form, in order to motivate the citizens of Woodbury into attacking the prison.]]
* FalseFriend: [[spoiler: Was working for the Governor all along]].
* HeelFaceTurn: He turns against Woodbury and joins Rick's group.
** HeelFaceMole: [[spoiler: What he really is. Him joining Rick's group was all part of the Governor's plan, though he ends up getting killed by Rick before he can report information back to Woodbury.]]
* SleevesAreForWimps: Wears sleveless shirts.

!!Lily Caul
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 43

Lily is a citizen of Woodbury who is forced to take part in the assault on the prison. [[spoiler:She kills The Governor after he made her shoot Lori and Judy.]]
* AscendedExtra: She is getting her own [[Literature/TheWalkingDeadTheRoadToWoodbury book]] and also appears as a major character in the [[VideoGame/TheWalkingDead Telltale video game]], although the latter conflicted with the former and was changed to be a seperate character.
* BrainBleach: Has this reaction when she realizes [[spoiler: she killed a baby.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: [[spoiler:Killing The Governor.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: It may have been too late, but at least she put The Governor down.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: [[spoiler:The leader of the Woodbury group after the death of the Governor, she helps them to survive the aftermath of the assault on the prison in Issue 48, and is the main character of ''Descent'', the sequel to [[POVSequel The Fall of the Governor]].]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:"YOU MADE ME KILL A FUCKING BABY!"]]

!!Bob Stookey

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 29

A washed up old man who used to be an army medic. He has a fairly small role, but it ultimately leaves a massive impact that changes the comic forever.

* AscendedExtra: He is a main character in the "Road To Woodbury" novel alongside Lily.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Quite possibly the most massive one in the entire series. [[spoiler:When the Governor is mutilated by Michonne he is called in by Bruce and Gabe since he is the only one who has a chance of saving him. Despite his initial protests he is convinced to perform the surgery and manages to successfully tend to all of the Governor's wounds and prevents him from dying of blood loss or infection. This directly leads to the Governor regaining enough strength to storm the prison with his militia and wipe out half of the main cast.]]
* SmallRoleBigImpact: He could very well be the poster boy for this trope. See above for details.

!!Harold Abernathy

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 28

A fighter in the Woodbury arena who meets Rick in the hospital room after Rick loses his hand. He is killed by Eugene, another fighter who is upset that Harold knocked his teeth out during their last match.

* BloodKnight: He seems to enjoy fighting just for the sake of fighting. When his last opponent confronts him about knocking all of his teeth out he initially thinks the guy is just mad that he lost and wants a rematch.
* CrowbarCombatant: His weapon of choice in the arena.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: He is the first Woodbury resident to die and gets just once scene before it happens.

!! Eugene Cooney

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 28

A fighter in the Woodbury arena who fought against Harold and later on, Michonne. Ultimately, he ends up losing both fights and dies after Michonne decapitates him.

* BaldOfEvil: He is violent and ruthless even for a post-apocolyptic gladiator. He's also completely bald.
* DeathByDisfigurement: Gets his teeth knocked out in his debut issue and dies soon after.
* GroinAttack: Suffers one inflicted by Michonne before being finished off during his last fight in the Woodbury arena.
* OffWithHisHead: How Michonne kills him during their arena match.

[[folder:Abraham's Group]]

A small group of three survivors attempting to get to Washington D.C. The encounter Rick's group after the fall of the prison, and recruit them to help on their mission.

!!Sgt. Abraham Ford
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 53

Abraham is an army soldier who led a group of survivors from Houston in an attempt to get to Washington D.C., encountering Rick's group along the way and convincing them to come along. [[spoiler:He is killed by Dwight, a member of The Saviors.]]
* AmazonChaser: Why he fell for Holly and cheated on Rosita.
* AntiHero: Type III, leaning into Type IV at some points.
* {{Badass}}: One of the biggest in the series.
** BadassMustache: His handlebar mustache is one of his defining characteristics.
* TheBigGuy: He was initially the leader of his own group, but steps down and becomes this for Rick's group. He is physically the largest and most imposing member of the group.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:While his death was sudden and unceremonious, the fact that he managed to continue casually talking for a few moments before the arrow in his head killed him was pretty awesome]].
* EyeScream: [[spoiler: How he dies.]]
* HairTriggerTemper: He gets riled up easily.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: His greatest fear is this, with Rosita acting as his MoralityPet.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Rosita.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: While leading his group, he executed three members of his group who tried to steal food and leave, believing that his mission to get Eugene to Washington D.C. was too important for anyone to jeopardize. [[spoiler:When Eugene was revealed to be a liar, Abraham realized that he had killed them for no reason at all.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: One that he does his best to hide.
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: Is suddenly killed while talking to Eugene]].
* TheLeader: Of his group, and he clashes with Rick over who the leader is once their groups merge. He eventually comes to respect Rick and lets him lead, settling in as TheBigGuy.
* [[MoreDakka More Brakka:]] His WeaponOfChoice is an assault rifle.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: More like "my god what did I almost do" when [[spoiler:Maggie]] turned out to be alive, after he almost shot her in the head to keep her from reanimating.
* PragmaticHero: He will do whatever it takes to keep his group going.
* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler: But on his family, not him]].
* RedHeadedHero: He is a redheaded.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler: His death along with Glenn's kickstarts the conflict with the Saviors]].
* SirSwearsALot: One of the most profane characteres.
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler: So sudden that ''Abraham himself'' doesn't even notice after the arrow is shot into his head. It's all the more surprising because he had been established as one of the most major and long-lasting characters by that point]].
* TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain: [[spoiler: Never actually notices the arrow lodged in his head; he just continues talking until it kills him.]]
* TheWorfEffect: [[spoiler: Seemed to get killed just to show off that Negan was a real threat after all.]]
* YourCheatingHeart: Cheats on Rosita with Holly shortly after the group arrives at the Alexander Safe Zone. Once Rosita admits to knowing about the affair, they break up and he begins going out with Holly openly.

!!Eugene Porter
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 53

Eugene is a scientist who worked for the government and claims to know what caused the ZombieApocalypse, convincing both Abraham and Rick's groups to protect him on the way to Washington D.C. [[spoiler:Actually a science teacher who lied to them to get protection.]] He has knowledge about a large number of subjects, including first aid and making bullets.
* ActionSurvivor: He's extremely adept at finding ways to survive and manages to hold his own pretty well the few times he gets into a fight.
* ConsummateLiar: [[spoiler: He notes lying as one of his few skills besides his vast amount of knowledge, and uses it to con protection out of the other survivors.]]
* DistressedDude: He gets captured by the Saviors while scouting and brought before the gates of the Safe-Zone, where Dwight demands that they let him and the other Saviors in or they kill Eugene. Eugene responds by bitting him in the dick, giving the others a chance to open fire on the Saviors while they are distracted and free Eugene.
** Happens again in All-Out War when he's taken hostage by the Saviors, though this time [[spoiler: Dwight breaks him out]].
* EightiesHair: His mullet, which he likes because it [[ObfuscatingStupidity makes people underestimate him.]] Post TimeSkip, he no longer has his mullet.
* FatIdiot: Inverted.
* FormerlyFat: He's lost a lot of weight since the Safe-Zone was attacked by a horde, attempting to get in shape so he could contribute more and impress Rosita. He's lost even more weight after the TimeSkip.
* HopelessSuitor: To Rosita. Whether this is because of his past lies to her or simply because he's decidely unattractive (or both) is unknown.
* ManBitesMan: Nastiest example yet; he ''bites Dwight in the dick, hard enough to immediately draw blood through his jeans.''
* TheMedic: Served as this on the way to Washington D.C., using a variety of techniques to treat the groups injuries.
* NonActionGuy: Most of the time, but he does manage to kill a few zombies in the ''No Way Out'' finale and escape from The Saviors by biting Dwight's dick.
* ThePeepingTom: Used to spy on Abraham and Rosita when they had sex. Subverted in that they knew and found it amusing. He later expresses guilt and shame to Abraham about it, saying that he was just lonely and going crazy while they were on the road.
* PermaStubble: He has one.
* TheSmartGuy: ''Very smart''. He has knowledge on dozens of topics, and even managed to figure out a way to manufacture bullets. As of Volume 22 he's become so vital to the group's survival that Rick actually forbids him from going on more supply runs as he's too valuable to lose.
* TookALevelInBadass: During the ''No Way Out'' arc, he takes down several walkers. After this he starts exercising more to get in better shape and becomes dedicated to finding ways to increase the safety of the Safe-Zone. Culminates with his first human kill in ''All Out War'', when he shoves a Savior off a building.

!!Rosita Espinosa
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 53

Rosita is Abraham's girlfriend. Before meeting him, she often had sex with other survivors in order to get protection, and was surprised when Abraham refused her initial advances but protected her anyway. She breaks up with him after figuring out he is cheating on her with Holly.
* ActionSurvivor: She manages to take down several zombies when the Alexandria Safe-Zone is attacked.
** ActionGirl: Becomes one during "All Out War", participating in numerous battles against the Saviors. Post TimeSkip, she seems to be one of the leaders of Alexandria's fighters, helping to command the group that herds a herd of walkers away from the Kingdom.
* BareYourMidriff: Before winter arrived again.
* TheChick: For Abraham's group.
* FlatCharacter: Doesn't have much of a personality.
* GirlishPigtails: Though she lets her hair down after the TimeSkip.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Abraham.
* MsFanservice: Rosita is quite attractive.
* NiceHat: Hardly ever seen without her hat on.
* OutOfFocus: After breaking up with Abraham, she is seen less often and doesn't do much when she does show up.
** Post TimeSkip, she starts to get more pagetime.
* SpicyLatina: Downplayed, if not averted.
* YourCheatingHeart: Abraham cheats on her with Holly and she later [[spoiler:cheats on Eugene with another man during the time skip... which ended up getting her pregnant.]]

[[folder:The Hunters]]

A group of cannibals - called the Hunters in issue titles - who target Rick's group on their way to Washington D.C. [[spoiler:Their attempts to eat them don't end well for them, and they are butchered by Rick, Michonne, Andrea, and Abraham.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 63

Chris is the leader of the Hunters.
* AintTooProudToBeg: [[spoiler:After it becomes clear that Rick's group have his people completely at their mercy. Unfortunately for him, he had just finished promising to keep on hunting Rick's group for food and is killed on the spot along with his friends.]]
* ArcVillain: For Volume 11.
* AffablyEvil: He tries to be polite and apologetic to his victims.
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Along with the rest of his group.]]
* DeathByDisfigurement: [[spoiler:Only lasts a few minutes after his finger is shot off.]]
* EvilCounterpart: He and his entire group are this to Rick's group.
* {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler: Andrea shoots his right index finger to prove he and his group are surrounded.]]
* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: What Rick, Abraham, Michonne, and Andrea do to him and his group.]]
* GoryDiscretionShot: [[spoiler: How the deaths of him and his group are depicted]].
* ImAHumanitarian: He and his group turned to cannibalism once they ran out of food. [[spoiler:They [[OffingTheOffspring began with their children.]]]]
* MuggingTheMonster: Really should have thought some more about assaulting Rick's group...
* PragmaticVillainy: Would really rather not be doing this, but hey, a man's got to eat.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:He allows his entire group to cook and eat Dale's leg without checking him for bites or even wondering why he was alone in the first place. Unfortunately, the whole group is wiped out before they find out if they have become infected or not.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: He acts calm and polite when he is in firm control of the situation but when Dale [[spoiler:reveals that his group ate his infected leg]] and Rick [[spoiler:reveals that he has their group completely surrounded he responds in malicious anger and, in the latter case, desperate begging.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Had his group eat their own children when they ran out of food.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 61

Greg is a member of the Hunters.
* TheBrute: He's the most physically imposing of the Hunters
* CoDragons: With Charlie
* DeathByDisfigurement: [[spoiler:Same deal as Chris, except he loses an ear instead of a finger.]]
* EarAche: Andrea shoots Greg's ear off
* ImAHumanitarian: Same as all the hunters.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 61

Charlie is a member of the Hunters.
* CoDragons: With Greg
* ImAHumanitarian: Same as the other members of his group.
* InTheHood: Wears a hoodie to cover his head during his first few appearances.
* NoNameGiven: He is the only Hunter whose name is never mentioned. It was later revealed on the official website.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 63

Theresa is the sole female member of the Hunters.
* TheDarkChick: The only female Hunter.
* ImAHumanitarian: Just like the others.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: She's the only female member of the Hunters.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: She throws up a little when [[spoiler:Dale reveals he has been infected.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 63

Albert is a member of the Hunters.
* IAteWhat: His reaction to [[spoiler:learning Dale had been bitten before the Hunters chopped off his remaining leg and ate it is to believe he would need to cut off his own tongue.]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Like the rest of his group.
* NotUsingTheZWord: When talking about zombies he uses the word "Deadie" to refer to them.
* PermaStubble: He has one.
* TongueTrauma: He threatens to cut out his own tongue when [[spoiler:Dale reveals his infection but is quickly talked out of doing so by Chris, who points out that he'd have to cut out his stomach for it to do any good.]]
* TooDumbToLive: He thinks cutting out his tongue will somehow stop [[spoiler:a potential infection from spreading after he ingests a large amount of "tainted meat" that came from a bitten Dale.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 63

David is a member of the Hunters.
* ImAHumanitarian: Unsurprisingly.
* NervesOfSteel: He is the only one who is completely unfazed at learning [[spoiler:that he was eating the meat of a bitten person, reasoning that any infection would have been killed as the meat was thoroughly cooked.]] He does show some surprise at Chris [[spoiler:getting his finger blown off]] but not as much as the Hunter right next to him who covers his mouth in shock.
* TheStoic: He's the one Hunter that remains calm after the group learns [[spoiler:Dale had been bitten before the Hunters chopped off his remaining leg and ate it. He reasons that since they cooked the meat, chances are any disease likely would have been killed.]]

[[folder: The Kingdom]]

A group based out of an old high school, with a fortified wall built out of metal sheets and reinforced by school buses. They are led by King Ezekiel and join Alexandria and the Hilltop in the war against the Saviors. After the war, they become part of a network of communities attempting to rebuild civilization in the Washington D.C. area.

!!!Tropes related to The Kingdom:
* TheKingdom
* LargeHam: The guards of the Kingdom tend to follow Ezekiel's example of being a LargeHam for effect and then dropping the act around friends:
-->'''Kingdom Guard:''' Who dares trespass on the sovereign land of--oh, shit--Jesus? Is that you?! Hot damn, man. We didn't recognize you at first. Sorry if we startled you.
* RedShirtArmy: They suffer heavier casualties than any other community during the war with the Saviors.

!!"King" Ezekiel
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 108

Ezekiel is the ruler of The Kingdom. He was a zookeeper before the ZombieApocalypse and owns a pet tiger named Shiva that he saved from the zoo where he worked.
* BadassBeard: He has one of the most impressive beards in the series.
* CoolPet: Shiva, a tiger from the zoo where he worked. He explains to Michonne that he was there the day Shiva was born and later saved her life when she fell in a pit, making her loyal to him [[spoiler:to the point where she sacrificed her life to save him from walkers]].
* DreadlockWarrior: He has dreadlocks and can fight when he has to.
* EveryScarHasAStory: He shows Michonne three large scars on his stomach where Shiva had attacked him while he attempted to help her after she was injured.
* FingerlessGloves: Is pretty much always seen with them.
* TheGoodKing: His number one priority is looking out for the well-being of his people and his allies by ending Negan's reign of terror.
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after [[spoiler: losing a good number of his men and Shiva]], though Michonne snaps him out of it.
* HiddenDepths: Ezekiel may seem crazy at first, but he is actually a very good actor and strategist who is easily able to read people. In the "Letter Hacks" of Issue 113, [[WordOfGod Robert Kirkman]] claims that Ezekiel may be the smartest character in the series so far.
* LargeHam: Although his whole personality is an act. He used to act in a community theater, which helped him develop his "king" persona.
* TheLeader: Type IV. He admits to Michonne that he became "King" due to his group of survivors making him a MemeticBadass due to having a pet tiger and having such a powerful personality. He decided that since the stories that built up around him gave them hope, he had no right to correct their notions about him.
* ParentalAbandonment: Tells Michonne that his father was dead to him from an early age and that his mother never really earned being called one.
* PutOnABus: Has not been seen or mentioned since the TimeSkip, though since the Kingdom is still around he's most likely alive.
** He finally reappears in issue 139 alongside Michonne.
* ReluctantWarrior: He dislikes violence, but understands the need for it to combat the Saviors.
* TheSmartGuy: To Rick's TheHero and and Jesus' TheLancer
* SwordCane: One of his main items.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 115

King Ezekiel's head of security.
* TheBigGuy: He seems to be the muscle of the Kingdom.
* NumberTwo: For Ezekiel.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Lasts four issues before being killed by Saviors.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 108

Ezekiel's beloved tiger who's life he saved, making her undyingly loyal to him.
* ActionPet: She kills both walkers and Saviors during her time in the series.
* CoolPet: Ezekiel is the only character in this series that can say he owns a freaking ''tiger''.
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:The zombies surround and devour her, but she still manages to go down swinging. The very last image of her is a shot of one of her paws clawing a zombie's face off.]]
* EatenAlive: [[spoiler: How she dies]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Saves Ezekiel from walkers, getting herself eaten]].
* PantheraAwesome: Shiva is a tiger and kicks a lot of ass.

[[folder: Magna's Group]]

A small group of six survivors led by a woman named Magna. They are introduced in Issue 127, becoming the first new survivors introduced after the TimeSkip at the end of "All Out War". After an encounter with a herd being directed away from the Kingdom by survivors from Alexandria, the group is invited to join the community, an offer which they accept.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 127

Magna is the leader of her small group.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Magna is a feminine Latin adjective which means "great".
* DistaffCounterpart: Shares a lot of similarities with Rick. Her reaction to Alexandria is even pretty much exactly the same as his was, believing that it is too good to be true, and resolves to find out what they are hiding.
* GenreSavvy: She easily sees through [[spoiler:Negan's]] attempt to convince her Rick is a monster who has been torturing him, telling him that she knows what somebody who has been tortured looks and acts like, and he clearly has not been.
** WrongGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Unfortunately, she's hell-bent on proving that Rick's group is hiding something which leads to her making some bad decisions, up to and including ambushing Andrea in her house. Thankfully, Andrea manages to convince her that they are not evil.]]
* TheLeader: She is uncomfortable with being called the leader of her group, and tries to insist that they are a team, but Luke tells her that they are a team with a strong leader.
* LivingLieDetector: She has a "very good bullshit detector" according to Robert Kirkman, and it's shown when she [[spoiler: immediately see's through Negan's act to try and get her to set him free]].

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 127

Luke is a member of Magna's group.
* TheLancer: Appears to be this for Magna.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 127

Yumiko is a archer in Magna's group.
* AllAsiansKnowMartialArts: [[AvertedTrope No]], and [[BerserkButton don't ask her]].
* BerserkButton: Apparently she is rather tired of being asked if she knows kung-fu because she is of Japanese descent: no she doesn't, and will hit anybody who asks in the balls.
* MeaningfulName: "Yumi" means "a bow" in Japanese.
* TheStraightAndArrowPath: Uses a compound bow.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 127

Kelly is a member of Magna's group.
* BaldOfAwesome: Is completely bald and a capable survivor.
* GenderBlenderName: "Kelly" is typically a female name.
* KnifeNut: Uses [[DualWielding two knives]] as his weapons.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 127

Connie is a member of Magna's group.
* TheQuietOne: Magna describes her as this, though she insists that she's not that quiet. Considering that's been her only line so far, Magna's probably right.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 127

Bernie is a member of Magna's group. He is killed when the group becomes surround by a herd being directed by survivors from Alexandria away from the Hilltop.
* EatenAlive: Is devoured by a herd of walkers.
* RedShirt: Gets no characterization before dying a few panels after his introduction.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Doesn't even get a line before being killed in his debut issue.

[[folder:The Whisperers]]
!!The Whisperers
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 130

A group of survivors introduced after the time-skip, unknown to the other Washington communities.
* ArcVillain: Set up as the new ones after the two-year TimeSkip, beginning with the end of Volume 22 and extending into 23 and beyond.
* ChildSoldiers: They have no problem putting young people on the front line during combat and the first Whisperer to be introduced was a teenaged girl named Lydia who was captured alive by Jesus.
* CombatPragmatist: Prefer to sneak after their victims and stab them when their guard is down, preferably using walkers as backup.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: The first time a Whisperer shouts is when her friend Joshua is killed by Jesus.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: They may roam among the walkers and even eat from the animals they take down, but they do not engage in cannibalism.
* EvilGloating: When facing enemies who know what they are, the Whisperers can't seem to avoid telling their foes that they'll die.
* GenuineHumanHide: [[spoiler: They skin walkers and then stitch the hides to make walker-suits.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: According to Lydia they became what they are as a result of the horrors they faced.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: An unusually literal example, even for this series. [[spoiler: They're survivors pretending to be walkers, and are obviously much more dangerous. They kill troops from Alexandria and the Hilltop with little to no provocation.]]
* KnifeNut: All but one seem to use kitchen knives as their weapons of choice. They obviously do so as walkers would be attracted to the noise of gunfire, and [[spoiler: survivors would be too interested in apparent zombies carrying guns.]]
* NoNameGiven: A few issues into their introduction, none had been named, save for Joshua and Lydia, who are killed and captured by Jesus, respectively.
** Likewise, the group was named by Robert Kirkman and Sean Mackiewicz in #133 Letter Hacks.
* PragmaticVillainy: They attempt to kill any trespassers on their land, without asking any questions.
* StageWhisper: The source of their name. The reader can normally hear what they're saying, although not in issue 129.
* TerseTalker: They talk in whispered shorthand, as they've realised that walkers don't notice this. The fact that the Whisperer with the shotgun still does this when interrogating [[spoiler: Dante]] implies this may have even become force of habit.
* UnknownRival: As of issue 136, Rick and co have no idea they even exist. Though the residents of the Hilltop do know of their existence.
* WordOfGod: Their name was given by Kirkman in 133.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 138

The leader of the Whisperers, and mother of Lydia.
* AbusiveParents: If what Lydia says is true she sure isn't winning mother of the year anytime soon.
* BaldOfEvil: She is completely bald and the leader of the villainous Whisperers group.
** BaldWoman: Naturally.
* BigBad: Seems to be getting set up as one for the Whisperers arc.
* MamaBear: Played with. While she goes to the trouble of a hostage exchange to get Lydia back, [[spoiler: she allows her men to constantly rape her]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: She makes everyone, including her own daughter, refer to her as "Alpha".
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In a sharp contrast to her underlings who were willing to kill on sight she returned[[spoiler:Dante and Ken]] to the Hilltop in exchange for the release of her daughter. Afterwards she departs without any bloodshed and promises to leave Maggie's group alone if they stay out of her territory.
* SamusIsAGirl: In issue 138 she finally reveals herself as the leader of the Whisperers as well as being Lydia's mother.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 133

A sixteen years old girl. She's taken prisoner by Jesus and imprisoned at Hilltop
* AntiVillain: In issue 136 [[spoiler: it is revealed she's not as psycho as initially seen.]]
* BlondesAreEvil: Though it's been shown that [[spoiler: she might have a good side after all.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: She's really cute. But she's clearly been affected by the horrors she has witnessed and the Whisperers' ethos
* DissonantSerenity: When captured.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: She's apparently going this way.]]
** HighHeelFaceTurn: Considering the other Whisperers in her party were men.
* NightmareFetishist: [[spoiler: In issue 137, she says that Carl's eye-hole is "sexy" and even licks it.]]
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler: According to herself, she is frequently raped by the other Whisperers.]]
* SoleSurvivor: Of the group of Whisperers who attacked Jesus.
* TeensAreMonsters: She attacks humans with knives to protect the zombies and sounds like a member of some kind of cult despite only being sixteen years old.
* VillainsWantMercy: She begged Jesus to spare her life, even though her group was about to kill him and his group just for trespassing on their land.
* VillainousBreakdown: As a result of being alone, the death of Joshua and [[spoiler: Carl being kind to her.]]

[[folder:Other Survivors]]
!!Morgan Jones
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 1

Morgan is the first survivor encountered by Rick, living with his son Duane in an abandoned house in Rick's hometown. They stayed behind while Rick took off for Atlanta, [[spoiler:but Duane was eventually bitten and turned into a zombie.]] When Rick passed through his hometown on the way to Washington D.C., Morgan met him again and joined his group. [[spoiler:He was killed when zombies breached the Alexandria Safe-Zone.]]
* ActionSurvivor: He survives for a very long time despite not being a capable survivor.
* AmazonChaser: [[spoiler:By the Alexandria arc he has begun a relationship with Michonne, quite possibly the deadliest woman in the main cast aside from Andrea. Unfortunately, the relationship is short lived and he dies afterwards.]]
* CallBack: just like his son before him, he introduces himself to Rick when they meet for the second time with a ShovelStrike.
* LifeOrLimbDecision: [[spoiler: Gets bitten on his upper arm when zombies breach the Safe-Zone, causing Michonne to cut his arm off to try and stop the infection. It fails, and Morgan dies from the infection.]]
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: To prevent reanimation by Michonne.]]
* OutOfFocus: Quickly slips into the background after rejoining the group. It's even lampshaded by Rick [[spoiler: when Morgan dies, as Rick mentions that he feels bad that he never got to talk to him much]].
* PutOnABus-->TheBusCameBack: Shows up in the first issue, then reappears many issues later to join Rick's group.
* SanitySlippage: After [[spoiler: Duane's death.]]
* SecretKeeper: He is one of the few people to know that [[spoiler:Carl was the one who executed Ben.]]
* ShovelStrike: [[CallBack His reintroduction to Rick.]]

!!Duane Jones
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 1

Duane is Morgan's young son.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler: Dies sometime after his appearance in Issue 1]].
* ShoutOut: He's named after the star of ''NightOfTheLivingDead''.
* ShovelStrike: He hits Rick in the back of the head with a shovel, mistaking him for a zombie.
* UndeadChild: [[spoiler: He was bitten and turned into a zombie at some point, and Morgan kept him chained up in a house and fed hostile travelers to him. Morgan later shoots the chain and lets "Duane" roam free when he leaves with Rick.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 19

A former lawyer, Michonne is a katana wielding survivor who joined the group during the Prison arc. She is slightly unbalanced, having survived on her own for a long time, and sometimes speaks to her dead boyfriend.
* ActionGirl: She is the best melee fighter among the female protagonists,
* AntiHero: Type IV.
* {{Badass}}: One of the biggest badasses in the series.
* TheBigGirl: She is one of the most physically capable members of the group.
* CartwrightCurse: So far her pre-apocalypse boyfriend, [[spoiler:Tyrese]], and [[spoiler: Morgan]] have all died, forcing her to put down all of them either before or after they turned. One wonders what will happen to [[spoiler: Ezekiel]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: You ''almost'' feel sorry for [[spoiler:the Governor.]] But not quite.
* CoveredWithScars: Following her imprisonment in Woodbury.
* DarkActionGirl: No pun intended.
* DeadpanSnarker: She has her moments.
-->'''Andrea:''' Will someone come over here and stab this thing?! I want a sword.
-->'''Michonne:''' Andrea kill this, Andrea kill that. Stay here and protect these people, Andrea. Andrea, come with us for protection. It would get old quick. '''Trust me'''.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Rather cold and distant when she first shows up, but warms up eventually.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: Losing three boyfriends and getting raped hasn't stopped her from continuing to survive]].
* TheDrifter: Before arriving at the prison.
* HearingVoices: Is sometimes seen talking to no one. Turns out she hallucinates her dead boyfriend sometimes. [[spoiler:However, what happened to the Governor and a conversation afterwards imply it may be [[SplitPersonalityTakeover more than a hallucination]].]] She seems to have mostly recovered from this.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Her signature weapon is a katana, and it's been shown to be pratically magical with how effective it is at killing walkers.
* ManBitesMan: Bites off the Governorís ear, and bites him in the neck later.
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler:She finally opens up about her past to Rick in issue 139, where she mentions that she has never been able to forgive herself for abandoning her daughters when the apocalypse started. Even though there was nothing she could do she has been suffering from the guilt of this one incident for most of the series and feels she doesn't deserve any happiness because of it.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: ''Four times.''
** [[spoiler:Seducing Tyreese, which leads to Carol's SanitySlippage and eventual suicide.]]
** [[spoiler:Not finishing off the Governor so he can come back and kill everyone.]]
** [[spoiler:Taking Tyreese on a reckless mission that ends up getting him killed.]]
** [[spoiler:Amputating Morgan's arm with a sword ''she was just using to kill zombies.'' That couldn't have helped the infection.]]
* PragmaticHero: Michonne is not above commiting some very villanous actions to survive.
* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Has not been seen ever since the comic [[TimeSkip skipped two years ahead in time]] after All-Out War. Although at first it seemed likely that she had simply moved back to the Kingdom with Ezekiel, Rick mentions in Issue 131 that he misses her even after "everything that happened". This implies that she may have either died or left the group for whatever reason.]]
** [[spoiler:She finally returns in issue 139 alongside Ezekiel.]]
* RapeAsDrama: [[spoiler: She's raped by the Governor]].
* ScarilyCompetentTracker: She's a great tracker.
* SheWhoFightsMonsters: Michonne's experiences have hardened her into someone who's not a whole lot better than the villains she faces.
* SubmissiveBadass: She has no desire for leadership, and prefers to simply get orders from Rick and the other leaders about what they should do next.

!!Father Gabriel Stokes
-->'''Debut:''' Issue 61

Gabriel is a preacher who survived in his church by himself until he ran out of food, and encountered Rick's group on the road. After arriving at the Alexandria Safe-Zone, he took over a church that was within the walls.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:He was too scared to open the doors when his congregation tried to get into the church and had to listen as they were devoured. This almost repeated itself during the herd attack on Alexandria, but this time he was able to act.]]
* DemotedToExtra: It's only the occasional appearance that keeps him from becoming a case of ChuckCunninghamSyndrome. Robert Kirkman actually had to confirm that he was still alive in the aftermath of All-Out War, since he appeared so little during that arc that it was entirely possible that he had been killed off screen during one of the battles.
* GoodShepherd: Completely averted at first, since he [[spoiler:let his entire congregation die to save his own life.]] He later grows into this role for the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
* HisStoryRepeatsItself: [[spoiler:Gabriel tells Rick about how he kept a door to his original church closed when the dead came, keeping people locked out in fear. In Issue 82, Eugene yells for him to open the Alexandria Safe Zone church doors during a horde invasion, and he does so, letting them in. In Issue 84, he ups this further by going out to help fight off the hordes.]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: What he thought Rick's group might be, [[spoiler:hoping that Rick had been sent by God to kill him for locking his congregation outside of the church.]]
* NonActionGuy: Although he managed to gather some courage and kill a few zombies when [[spoiler:the Alexandria Safe-Zone was overrun.]]
* OutOfFocus: Hasn't gotten much to do ever since his character arc was completed in "No Way Out".
* PreacherMan: He was a priest before the apocalypse.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: Obviously, being a priest. He becomes the Safe-Zone's main priest as well.
* UngratefulBastard: In return for protecting him and helping get him to the Alexandria Safe-Zone, Gabriel tries to get the rest of Rick's group kicked out because he thinks their [[spoiler:ruthless killing of the cannibals makes them unfit to be part of the community. Douglas disagrees, telling him that nearly everyone there has had to commit murder or worse to survive before the Safe-Zone was built and to never bring it up again.]]


The leader of a small group of scavengers in Washington D.C. who come across the Alexandria safezone and try to force their way inside. He is quickly killed before the ensuing firefight between the Alexandria survivors and the members of his group.
* ArcVillain: To an even lesser extent than the Hunters. His group only gets a few appearances before they get to Alexandria and are killed within minutes of arriving. The only real point of his existence is lead to the next arc where [[spoiler:the safezone wall is breached due to Rick's group attracting a herd of zombies with gunfire when they killed him and his people.]]
* BadBoss: Shoves one of his own group members into the zombies so that he and the others can escape.
* BaldOfEvil: Dangerous murderer who tries to use force to get what he wants? Check. Not a single hair on his entire head? Check.
* BoomHeadshot: Courtesy of Andrea when he attempts to pull a gun on Rick after failing to talk his way inside.
* KilledMidSentence: By a well-deserved bullet to the brain.
* TooDumbToLive: Despite being heavily outnumbered, outgunned and in no position to be making threats he tries to force Rick to open Alexandria's gates for him. Unsurprisingly, this gets him a bullet to the head from Andrea and his entire crew wiped out in the span of a few minutes. He does say that the group was desperate, but he still could have been civil and did as he was told by Rick.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: Threating the guy with a walled community and a badass sniper under his command was not a good idea.


[[folder:The Walkers]]
The dead themselves are just as much characters of The Walking Dead as the living survivors are and set the events of the story in motion. While The Walking Dead has mostly shied away from "elite special zombies" the Walkers that appear have been grouped into two types based on behavior.

The first type are called Roamers due to their tendency to travel around in search of prey. This type is more likely to react to noises and movement and will actively seek out living survivors. Often they will also band together into large groups called "herds" which can pose a serious threat to even the most advanced settlements.

The second type are less common and called Lurker's due to their more lethargic disposition. They will often ignore humans who don't get too close but can be even more dangerous than Roamers due to their way of blending into the environment and appearing to be harmless dead bodies until they attack.

Note: Only characters who are introduced as zombies are included below, characters who first appeared as humans and then turned are included in the folders above. Also be aware of unmarked spoilers due to the nature of these characters appearing dead to begin with.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Rarely are they simply called zombies. Each group has their own name for them, from Biters to Geeks to Lamebrains, though they ''do'' sometimes use the term zombie as well.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Zombies here are fairly typical, being just rotting animated corpses. Walkers are intelligent enough to follow sound, grip objects and hammer on fences, but that's about it. [[spoiler: Volume 22 suggested a new form of talking walkers may have evolved, but this trope is subverted: they're just survivors who are wearing zombie skins.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: Given that they all became zombies before appearing.
* ZergRush: Herds can wipe out entire settlements if they are big enough.

!!Bicycle Girl

A helplessly pathetic zombie encountered by Rick on the side of the road in the very first issue. She is put out of her misery by him before he begins his trip to Atlanta.
* AscendedExtra: The live action version of The Walking Dead gives her a backstory and explains how she ended up as the bicycle zombie. This version of her isn't even named.
* EatenAlive: There is barely anything left of her by the time Rick stumbles upon her.
* MercyKill: Rick takes a moment to put her down before moving on at the end of the first issue.
* NoNameGiven: Since she is just a zombie laying on the side of the road this is to be expected. Her nickname comes from the fact that she was found near a bicycle.
** The tv show gives her the name Hannah as well as a proper backstory, but that may not be canon for this version of her.


Hershel's son who was killed before the events of the comic. While he received little focus in the comic itself he serves a much bigger role in the first episode of the video game series by Telltale, which shows how he arrived at his current state. [[spoiler:He is killed by Hershel when he bites and infects his brother Arnold after being let out of the barn.]]

For more information, see [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadVideoGameSeasonOneCharacters his entry on the video game's page.]]
* AscendedExtra: Little more than a named zombie in the comic he gets a bit of backstory in the video game when he rescues Lee and Clementine and brings them to his father's farm for a night.
* DoomedByCanon: His zombie form in the comics makes his fate in the game a forgone conclusion. The actual details of his death are left up to the players choices, however. (For more information refer to his page on the game's character sheet.)
* MercyKill: [[spoiler: He gets shot in the head by his father after killing his brother Arnold.]]
* MultipleChoicePast: While he dies in the game regardless of what the player does several of the details surrounding his death are determined by the choices they make when interacting with him.

!!Mike And Terry

The zombiefied remains of Michonne's boyfriend and his best friend whom she has kept around to mask her presence to the zombies. They are both decapitated by Michonne so she can gain entrance into the prison and join Rick's group.
* OffWithHisHead: Both are decapitated by Michonne when she joins up with Rick's group at the prison.
* RaceLift: Terry is supposed to be white in the comics but the version of him that appears in the tv show is black.


The Governor's zombified daughter.
* UndeadChild: The Governor keeps her locked in his closet and feeds her human body parts.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Is never shown being put down in the series, although [[spoiler: the novel ''Fall of the Governor'' reveals that Lilly did it shortly after the prison assault.]]