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

* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadComicAtlantaCampSurvivors Grimes family and Atlanta Camp survivors]][[note]]Rick, Lori, Carl, Judith, Andrea, Amy, Carol, Sophia, Allen, Donna, Ben and Billy, Glenn, Dale, Shane, Jim[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadComicHershelsFarm Tyreese's Group and Hershel's Farm Survivors]][[note]]Tyreese, Julie, Chris, Hershel, Maggie, Billy, Rachel and Susie, Lacey, Arnold, Otis, Patricia, Hershel Jr.[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadPrisonSurvivors Prison Survivors]][[note]]Axel, Dexter, Thomas, Andrew[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadComicWoodbury Woodbury Survivors]][[note]]The Governor, Bruce, Gabe, Martinez, Alice, Stevens, Lily, Bob, Harold, Eugene[[/note]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadComicAlexandriaSafeZone Alexandria Safe-Zone]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadComicHilltopColony Hilltop Colony]]
* [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadComicTheSaviors The Saviors]]


[[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.
* 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]].
* 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. [[spoiler:That said, he's significantly less hopeless after the TimeSkip, though their relationship has its troubles, including her [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on him]].]]
* 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.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler: As of Rosita's death in Issue 144, he is currently the only surviving member of Abraham's group.]]
* 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.
* WouldHurtAChild: He tells Rick that they should use Lydia as bait to draw Alpha out of hiding so they can kill her. When Rick points out how dangerous that could be it leads to this exchange:
-->'''Rick''': "We wouldn't."
-->'''Eugene''': "What?"
-->'''Rick''': "We wouldn't hurt her. What if Alpha calls that bluff?"
-->'''Eugene''': "Then we don't bluff."

!!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.
* TooHappyToLive: [[spoiler: After the time skip, she's in a happy relationship with Eugene and becomes pregnant. So naturally, Alpha beheads her before all of this can go anywhere.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: With Abraham.
* MauveShirt: Though amazingly she manages to survive for quite some time [[spoiler: before meeting a tragic and unceremonious end in Issue 144.]]
* MsFanservice: Rosita is quite attractive.
* NiceHat: Hardly ever seen without her hat on.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: One of Alpha's many decapitation victims. Made sadder due to the fact that she was pregnant at the time.]]
* 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.
* BackForTheDead: [[spoiler: After a short but noticeable absence following the TimeSkip, he returns to the main story only to be killed during Alpha's massacre soon after.]]
* 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.
* HopeSpot: [[spoiler: Think Ezekiel will get back together with Michonne after being encouraged to do so by Pete? Nope, he's beheaded an issue later by Alpha as he's on his way to profess his love to his ex.]]
* 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.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:The last person to be revealed in the line of Alpha's decapitation victims.]]
* 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 123

A Kingdom resident.
* RedShirt: He doesn't get a single line before dying.
* ZombieInfectee: Wounded by one of the Savior's infected weapons, and dies from the injury shortly afterward.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 129

A guard from the Kingdom who's job is to keep the road to the Hilltop secure.
* ButtMonkey: In his first appearance he is beaten with a cane by Rick for failing to clear the road of walkers, which could have gotten both Rick and Carl killed. In Issue 147 Gus mentions that he is "on probation for something".
* TheDitz: Seems to be quite the idiot, as he fails miserably at his relatively simple job and is eventually put on probation for unknown reasons.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 147

Benjamin's replacement as the guard for the Hilltop road.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Due to his job he is unable to attend the fair and therefore has no idea that [[spoiler: Alpha killed twelve people, including his leader Ezekiel.]]
* NiceGuy: A jovial and friendly guy.

-->'''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''. In fact, the ownership of a tiger is why he's been named king in the first place.
* 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.


An older resident of the Kingdom who is first seen arguing with Zachary. He may be next in line to be the new king, but seems to resent the idea of becoming a leader.


An older resident of the Kingdom who is first seen arguing with William.

[[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.
* 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]].
* ShipTease: With Luke. [[spoiler: he dies before it can go anywhere.]]

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

Luke is a member of Magna's group.
* TheLancer: Appears to be this for Magna.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:He is a victim of Alpha's mass decapitation in issue 144.]]
* ShipTease: With Magna. [[spoiler: Of course, he dies before it can go anywhere.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Not to the extent of Bernie, but [[spoiler:he only gets about a dozen issues before being decapitated by the new villain.]]

-->'''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.
* DeadpanSnarker: Definitely the most snarky member of her group.
* 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.
* OfficialCouple: He is in a relationship with Connie.

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

Connie is a member of Magna's group.
* OfficialCouple: She is in a relationship with Kelly.
* TheQuietOne: Magna describes her as this, though she insists that she's not that quiet. Considering that she's barely spoken since, 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.
* FluffyTamer: They have managed to come closest to ''domesticating'' a fucking zombie horde. It's only partial, but them keeping an entire herd sated enough to be used as attack dogs while leaving their handlers alone enough to pretty much occupy the same space is [[HolyShitQuotient nothing short of admirable.]]
* GenuineHumanHide: 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. 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 other 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. This is eventually an AvertedTrope, as their leader calls the group the Whisperers in Issue 144.
* PragmaticVillainy: They attempt to kill any trespassers on their land, without asking any questions.
* PretendWereDead: They like to dress themselves up in Walker skins, as a disguise from both the living and the Walkers.
* 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: Until Issue 143, Rick and co have no idea they even exist. Though the residents of the Hilltop do know of their existence.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 132

The leader of the Whisperers, and mother of Lydia.
* AbusiveParents: She allowed her daughter, Lydia, to be raped by her men, and refuses to even let her daughter call her "mom". She also hits her right in front of Rick and Carl without a second thought.
* BadBoss: She kills one of her own men simply for witnessing her sobbing over her daughter.
* BaldOfEvil: She is completely bald and the leader of the villainous Whisperers group.
** BaldWoman: Naturally.
* BeneathTheMask: [[spoiler:According to Lydia, the DecapitationPresentation is likely an indication that, in spite of her bravado, Alpha is afraid of the Oceanside-Alexandria-Saviors-Kingdom alliance, as she's never had to face a group this large before.]]
* BigBad: As the leader of the Whisperers, she serves as the first major antagonist following the TimeSkip. [[spoiler: This is ultimately subverted when Negan kills her just before the start of the Whisperer War.]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: Ends up getting killed by Negan before the end of the Whisperer arc.]]
* EmotionlessGirl: Making her a marked contrast of previous big bads [[EvilIsHammy The Governer and Negan.]] She does have rare moments when she shows emotion, [[spoiler: and in her last moments she completely breaks down in front of Negan and admits that she is full of guilt for her actions.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Despite her absolutely disgusting treatment of her, she does genuinely care for her daughter Lydia and is even shown crying because she misses her in issue 148.
* GetOut: In issue 144 to Rick and Carl as well as her own daughter. [[DecapitationPresentation Hoo boy, does she get her point across.]]
* HeroKiller: Her [[DecapitationPresentation "separation wall"]] shown in Issue 144 cemented her as this for the [[spoiler:Savior-Alexandria-Hilltop-Oceanside]] alliance. The fact that she has [[spoiler:a somewhat-controlled army of what appears to be ''thousands'' of Walkers]] helps.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even to her own daughter, she is not a pleasant person.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Issue 144 seemingly reveals a more vulnerable side to her, and she even allows Lydia to join Rick's group (although she goes about it in a cruel manner). Then it's revealed that [[spoiler: she beheaded numerous members of Rick's group (including a child and pregnant woman) to mark the boundaries between her territory and Rick's.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Negan beheads her after killing her, which is the same thing she did to many people from Rick's group.]]
* KnifeNut: She is just as deadly with a knife as she is with a machete.
* MacheteMayhem: She is seen returning to her camp in issue 143 with a bloody machete that she implied she used to kill someone from Rick's group with. [[spoiler: Turns out she used it to behead ''twelve people.'']]
* 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]].
** A twisted version of this trope happens in issue 144, where Alpha knows that she can't give her daughter the life she wants to so she hands her over to Rick's people... and then tells her to never come back.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler: After slashing her throat, Negan cuts her head off.]]
* 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. [[spoiler: Becomes a lot less reasonable when she kills a dozen of Rick's men just to send a message.]]
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Just when she reveals a kinder side of her personality and admits to feeling guilt over her horrible actions, Negan kills her.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: In issue 138 she finally reveals herself as the leader of the Whisperers as well as being Lydia's mother.
* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler: How Negan suddenly kills her.]]
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler:Just as she begins to warm up to Negan and decides that he does belong with the Whisperers after all he slashes her neck out of nowhere and then decapitates her.]]
* VirtueisWeakness: Alpha talks a lot about disowning things like emotion and empathy, adopting a ferral, animalistic lifestyle. This is how she justifies allowing Lydia to be raped by other Whisperers.
* WouldHurtAChild: She abuses her daughter both physically and emotionally and [[spoiler:decapitates Josh and Rosita (who was pregnant) with her machete.]]

-->'''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.]]
* CuteAndPsycho: She's really cute. But she's clearly been [[ConditionedToAcceptHorror 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.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 154

Alpha's physically imposing second-in-command.
* ArchEnemy: He quickly develops an antagonistic relationship with Negan and asks for Alpha's permission to kill him multiple times. [[spoiler: It gets even worse after Alpha is ''killed'' by Negan.]]
* BerserkButton: He murders another Whisperer for trying to remove his 'face' after he is injured in his fight with Negan.
* BigBad: [[spoiler: Takes over this role after Negan kills Alpha.]]
* BodyguardCrush: He is clearly in love with Alpha. [[spoiler: Her death spurns him to wreak havoc on Rick's group.]]
* TheComicallySerious: To an extent. His annoyance with Negan's constant wisecracks leads to some funny moments.
* TheDragon: As his title would suggest he's this to Alpha.
* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler: After Alpha is murdered, Beta becomes the de-facto leader of the Whisperers, though he insists that he is not to be called "Alpha".]]
* DualWielding: Wields two knives that he puts to good use.
* KnifeNut: He uses two knives in combat.
* LargeAndInCharge: The second-in-command of the Whisperers and utterly ''massive''. He towers over Negan (who was himself LargeAndInCharge) and is by far the tallest character in the series. He is easily over seven feet in height.
* TheLeader: [[spoiler: Though he insists that he is not the new Alpha, he still becomes the closest thing the Whisperers have to a leader.]]
* LightningBruiser: Don't let his size fool you, he has the speed to match his strength. [[spoiler:Negan]] even commented that he shouldn't be able to move so fast during their fight and yells at him to slow down.
* MadeOfIron: The man can take a LOT of punishment. [[spoiler:During his fight with Negan he not only survives being struck several times by Lucille, but actually manages to splinter it when Negan hits him too hard. Keep in mind that this particular bat is covered in barbed wire and was infamous among the fandom for turning a man's skull into mush.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After Alpha is killed, Beta vows to kill every single one of Rick's people.]]

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

A Whisperer who is killed during the confrontation with Jesus.
* HiddenDepths: Lydia mentions that he was much kinder to her than the other Whisperers, hence why she was so distraught over his death.
* TheFaceless: He never takes off his mask before dying, so we don't know what he really looked like.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Jesus slices the top of his head off in his first real appearance.

[[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 ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968''.
* 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.
* 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]]
** [[spoiler:As of issue 144 he has met his end as well. Decapitation by a villain, same as Tyreese before him.]]
* 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.
* HasAType: So far, all of her relationships have been with black men.
* 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.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler: Breaks his leg while climbing down a ladder and is left dangling from one of the rungs before Beta guts him. To add insult to injury his corpse is immediately devoured.]]
* 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. Finally starts getting averted when he takes a more proactive role and joins Rick's militia, [[spoiler: though it doesn't last long before he's killed.]]
* DirtyCoward: At the start of the apocalypse he locked out his congregation and let them get eaten to save himself. Later on he starts to grow out of this. [[spoiler: Unfortunately slips back into this when he tries to run instead of sounding the warning bell, which leads to his death.]]
* 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.
* GuttedLikeAFish: [[spoiler: At Beta's hands.]]
* 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.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Is disgusted by the "unspeakable" actions of Rick's group, while he himself was the one who let his entire congregation die horribly out of self-preservation.
* 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.]] After the TimeSkip he starts training with Rick's army and becomes a surprisingly good shot, [[spoiler: but dies before he can be of much use.]]
* OutOfFocus: Hasn't gotten much to do ever since his character arc was completed in "No Way Out". He gets a little more focus after the TimeSkip.
* PreacherMan: He was a priest before the apocalypse.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: Obviously, being a priest. He becomes the Safe-Zone's main priest as well.
* TookALevelInBadass: He manages to help out and kill a few walkers when a herd overruns the Safe-Zone. Later on, after [[OutOfFocus staying on the sidelines for over fifty issues]] he tells Rick that he wants to join the army that is training to fight the Whisperers.
* 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.]]

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 75

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.

-->'''Debut:''' Issue 139

A fisherman who is Michonne's companion after the TimeSkip.
* TheLancer: To Michonne after the time skip.
* NiceGuy: See below.
* ShipperOnDeck: Points out to Ezekiel that Michonne obviously still has interest in him, and encourages him to get back together with her.

[[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: Although they're often called zombies, each group has their own name for them, from Biters to Geeks to Lamebrains.
* 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.


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.]]