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Members of the Abraham's group from the television show The Walking Dead:

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Sergeant Abraham Ford

"Gotten to the point where everyone alive is strong now. We have to be."
Portrayed by: Michael Cudlitz

"If I have not gotten my psyche situated straight, it's because the shit's continually been hitting the fan without respite."

Sgt. Abraham Ford is a former military man. Always game for a brawl, Abraham's brutality may be useful against walkers and hostile survivors, but it scared away his family and ultimately he was unable to make amends with them before they were killed and eaten by walkers. Moments away from suicide, Abraham was inadvertently saved when Eugene Porter arrived and asked for his aid, as he claimed to be a scientist who could cure the walker plague. Now with a new reason to live, Abraham and later his new girlfriend Rosita began leading a cross-country quest to protect Eugene and escort him safely to Washington to save the world.

To Abraham's dismay, his journey is constantly hampered by countless setbacks and diversions, but none so life-changing as when he met Glenn Rhee, who was searching for his wife Maggie after the fall of their community. Abraham reluctantly agreed to help Glenn find Maggie, and when the deed was done, decided to join in the final push to the supposed sanctuary of Terminus. However, Abraham and the rest were captured by the cannibals that dwelled there, and it was only with the help of Rick Grimes and Carol Peletier that everyone escaped unscathed. Abraham subsequently convinced the large, powerful group to join him on the trek to Washington, just in time for the Hunters to attack. Abraham helped defeat the Hunters, gaining a powerful sense of respect for Rick in the process.

Abraham led an offshoot of the group to begin the journey to Washington anew, but when an impassable barrier stood in their way, Eugene confessed the truth: that he was not a scientist and had been lying to get protection from strong survivors. Heartbroken, Abraham shuts down for a while until he decides he wants to live, and is horrified to realize that he nearly killed Eugene in his rage at the truth. Abraham returns to the group, only for them to take two more losses, and their spirits are lower than ever until they reach the Alexandria Safe Zone.

There, Abraham was promoted to be the leader of the construction crew, and finally made amends with the repentant Eugene. Now loyal to Rick, Abraham is more needed than ever as the group continues to face threats external and internal to their new home.
  • Action Dad: He's revealed to have two kids.
    • Deconstructed: His brutal dispatching of a violent group scared his family away, and they were killed as a result.
  • Adaptational Heroism: This version of Abraham has the decency to not outright cheat on Rosita with Sasha, whereas in the comic Abe cheated on Rosita with Holly while they were still together (though he later expressed remorse for it).
  • Adaptation Name Change: The name of his late wife in the comics was Beth. To avoid a One Steve Limit with Beth Greene, her name was changed to Ellen in the show.
  • Advertised Extra: Despite his Promotion to Opening Titles in Season Five, Abraham tends to be the main cast member most likely to be Out of Focus and hasn't had a terribly large role in the series, especially after the end of the quest for a cure. He's usually just there without much to do. This changes in the second half of Season 6, where he starts to get much more focus.
  • Amazon Chaser: Rosita mentions that when they met in Dallas, he asked her to join his mission after seeing what she could do against walkers, which presumably factored into their attraction and eventual Relationship Upgrade. It also what causes him to develop a crush on Sasha.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: When a lookout is in danger with walkers closing in, The Leader Tobin falls back because he thinks they can't save her. Abraham steps up, kicks ass, and saves the girl. The other men see what he's capable of and gladly follow his lead. Even Tobin accepts that he's not good enough to be in charge and vouches for Abraham to be the new construction head.
  • Badass: He is a crack-shot and wields a crowbar with deadly efficiency.
  • Badass Mustache: Has a handlebar mustache, something the comic fans were very happy got carried over.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Just when it seems that Glenn is done for after getting swarmed by walkers in "No Way Out", Abraham shows up and saves him in true heroic fashion.
  • The Big Guy: Fulfills this role when he falls in under Rick, especially after Tyreese's death. He even ends up leading a bunch of Big Guys when he takes over the construction crew of Alexandria.
  • Blood Knight: Abraham clearly enjoys killing walkers, which freaks Tara out a bit since she has never seen anyone smile while putting them down.
    • Lampshaded in this conversation:
    Glenn: I'm sorry I punched you.
    Abraham: I'm not. (smiles) I like to fight.
    • His behavior has been Deconstructed in a few episodes. "Self Help" reveals that, while his brutality is useful against the walkers, it ultimately made his family abandon him. Abraham's reckless behavior and enthusiasm for fighting walkers in "First Time Again" even freaks out fellow Blood Knight Sasha.
  • Berserk Button: He flips out when Eugene reveals that he was lying about being a scientist that has a cure for The Virus in order to have protection, and tries to beat him to death.
  • Brutal Honesty: Abraham tells the truth and doesn't sugarcoat things. This doesn't earn him friends, but it does earn him respect.
  • Catchphrase:
    • Any sort of swear using the word "dick".
    • By way of Ascended Meme, "WHO'S ____?!?" (Deanna/Negan).
  • Crusading Widower: It is revealed in the fifth episode of Season 5 that he has a dead wife and kids.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: "Self Help" reveals that his family abandoned him after he slaughtered a group of people who had attacked them. When he went looking for them, he found that they had died sometime after leaving him, and nearly shot himself before meeting Eugene.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Self Help" portrays Abraham's backstory through flashbacks and gives him a lot of focus. Then again in "Always Accountable", alongside Daryl and (more directly) Sasha, as well as "Knots Untie" as he heavily considers leaving Rosita for a chance with Sasha.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He always has an extremely dry and creative insult for every situation.
  • Death Glare: Is capable of shooting some very nasty ones at people.
  • Determinator: Deconstructed. He makes ridiculously risky decisions to carry on Eugene's mission, endangering the lives of everyone around him as he becomes increasingly desperate to complete it and save lives. It's implied he's so driven as it's all he has left to live for.
  • Driven to Suicide: A flashback reveals that he was moments away from shooting himself after finding his family's corpses.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Has been shown on several occasions to be drinking fairly excessively, usually after something bad has gone down.
  • Entitled to Have You: In "Twice As Far", he admits to Sasha that he's had this mindset regarding his romantic feelings for her and apologizes. Him growing out of this trope is what moves Sasha to give him a chance.
  • Fiery Redhead: He's a strong, aggressive, and determined character with a bit of a temper problem.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: As Abraham and Rick are both alphas, they butt heads during the first few episodes of the fifth season over the group's next move. However, despite nearly coming to blows with Rick, Abraham comes to respect him after he successfully engineers the Hunters' deaths, and even tells Rick that the world needs a man like him. After Eugene's lie is exposed, Abraham becomes the loyal Big Guy of the group with Undying Loyalty to Rick, which he further gets to display in the season finale when he speaks up for Rick at Alexandria's public forum on whether or not to kick Rick out.
  • Flat "What.": His reaction to the Saviors ambushing him, Daryl, and Sasha, and saying that they now owe the Saviors all of their belongings.
  • Guttural Growler: Becomes one of these when he's really pissed off.
  • Heroic BSOD: Has one when he learns that Eugene was lying about being a scientist, meaning everything he's been fighting for since his family died was for nothing. Even after recovering and becoming functional again, he's mellowed out considerably, not helped by the group's lack of supplies and exhaustion from their journey.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In "Last Day On Earth", he nobly stands up to Negan and silently volunteers himself to be his victim. It's Subverted as Negan simply grins at Abraham's bravery and keeps moving down the line up.
  • Hero of Another Story: Leads his own group prior to being introduced.
  • Hot-Blooded: He doesn't exactly have a Hair-Trigger Temper, but he can get riled up and lose control.
  • In Harm's Way: He's a Blood Knight through and through who is so acclimated to violence that in Season 6, he struggles with the question of whether he'd be down for settling down and retiring or not (as he mulled over in the previous season). He's so eager for a thrill that he goes dancing with the devil several times and putting himself in avoidable danger.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Told Glenn after their initial meeting that Maggie is probably dead and it would be a waste of time to look for her, then immediately after, had the nerve to fight him after Glenn justifiably punched him. Despite this, Abraham is a good man at heart. He hands supplies over to Glenn and Tara after they initially plan on parting ways, showing that he cares about their well-being, and leaves a heartfelt note to Rick when he temporarily leaves for Washington, saying that "the world needs a man like Rick Grimes".
  • Jerkass Has a Point:
    • He is right in saying that it's risky to go after Maggie when possibly curing the zombie disease requires extra help.
    • He calls out Eugene on his Heroic Wannabe tendencies, informing him that he isn't as badass as he thinks he is. Fortunately, they both change their opinions later.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • Telling Glenn that Maggie was probably dead, after Glenn has no clue where she is, counts for sure.
    • He is astonishingly brutal when he dumps Rosita.
    Abraham: When I first met you, I thought you were the last woman on Earth. You're not.
  • Large Ham: He almost always is having a blast and is pretty larger than life, especially when he's waxing his usual silly remarks or taking on a bunch of enemies.
  • The Leader: Led the ever-shifting group that was escorting Eugene to Washington, though he would listen to Eugene's input from time to time. He ends up falling in under Rick after he briefly leads an offshoot to begin the journey to Washington that ends when Eugene's lie is exposed. In Alexandria, he becomes The Leader of the community's construction crew.
  • Love Triangle: He's torn between longtime girlfriend Rosita and his new crush Sasha in Season 6. Sasha seems to not be that interested in him, while Rosita is oblivious that Abe has feelings for Sasha. In "Not Tomorrow Yet", however, he breaks up with Rosita.
  • May-December Romance: He and Rosita are more or less two decades apart.
  • Named by the Adaptation: Abraham's children were unnamed characters in the comic. Here, his son and daughter were respectively named A.J. and Becca.
  • No One Gets Left Behind: He saved his team's lookout when Tobin thought she couldn't be saved in time.
  • Not So Stoic: Despite being one of the most stalwart members of the group, even he has his limits. He's pretty rattled when Rick blows Pete's brains out less than a few feet away from him, and has to resort to Drowning My Sorrows to try to get over it.
  • Odd Friendship: Develops one with Sasha. Which goes on to quickly become Abraham outright propositioning her.
  • Official Couple: With Rosita. He dumps her in "Not Tomorrow Yet" when he falls for Sasha. As of "East", he and Sasha have gotten together.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Abraham may be a jolly Blood Knight most of the time, especially when he gets to kill, but his cocky, gleeful demeanor is completely absent when he and the gang slaughter the Hunters, who were there to kill and eat him and his group.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In Season 5.
  • Rated M for Manly: He fits the stereotypical "macho" characters to a T.
  • Red-Headed Hero: He is a red-headed hero on a quest to try and save the world.
  • Rousing Speech: Gave one at the second episode of Season 5 to sway Rick and his group into joining him on a trip to Washington D.C so they can put an end to the Zombie Apocalypse.
    "I'd like to propose a toast. I look around this room and I see survivors. Each and every one of you has earned that title. To the survivors! [everybody toasts] Is that all you want to be? Wake up in the morning, fight the undead pricks, forage for food, go to sleep at night with two eyes open, rinse and repeat? 'Cause you can do that. I mean, you got the strength. You got the skill. Thing is, for you people, for what you can do, that's just surrender. Now, we get Eugene to Washington and he will make the dead die and the living will have this world again. And that is not a bad takeaway for a little road trip."
  • Sanity Slippage: Season 5 implies it, and it's become clear by Season 6 that he is suffering from pretty severe PTSD.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: When the Hunters' threat is looming over the group after they return a half-eaten Bob to them, Abraham tries to take whoever is willing to go with him and get the hell out of there, largely to protect Eugene from the cannibals. It's pointed out to him, however, that the Hunters are watching the place and Abraham would've been followed and been more vulnerable had he left before the problem was dealt with.
    • In "Always Accountable", he tries to convince Sasha to stay with him in a sheltered area and leave Alexandria. Sasha refuses and Daryl comes to their rescue before Abraham gets his wish.
  • Ship Tease: With Sasha in Season 6, even though he is still in a relationship with Rosita. He makes it clear that he wants to be more than friends in "Always Accountable."
  • Ship Sinking: He breaks up with Rosita.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Says shit quite a bit, and also drops the amusing line "son of a dick" and other variations, such as "mother dick" and "dicked" instead of "f*cked".
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: The guy is ripped, and he makes sure everyone knows it so they don't screw with him. He's even still wearing his tank-top despite Rosita starting to cover up more (likely because winter's approaching).
  • Spared by the Adaptation: His comic counterpart was killed by Dwight after shooting a arrow through his head. Here, Denise takes his place and he survives the encounter.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After his Heroic BSOD he mellows out somewhat and develops an Undying Loyalty toward Rick.
  • Undying Loyalty: After falling in under his command, he develops this to Rick. However, in "Always Accountable" he tries to convince Sasha to jump ship with him when he believes Daryl may have abandoned them, and they're in a comfortable shelter with ample supplies. Ultimately, Sasha refuses his offer and he decides to return to Alexandria. In "Last Day On Earth", he nobly offers himself as Negan's victim when one of the group is to be executed.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When Eugene admits to his lie Abraham goes berserk and knocks him out with three punches to the face.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants to stop the Zombie Apocalypse, but if you slow him down he will not hesitate to beat the shit out of you.
  • You Are in Command Now: Abraham becomes leader of the construction crew in Alexandria after Tobin steps down.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Hits on Sasha very directly in "Always Accountable" despite being in a relationship with Rosita. He ultimately doesn't outright cheat on Rosita.


Eugene Porter

Portrayed by: Josh McDermitt

"No one gets to clock out today. And hell, this is a story people are gonna tell."

Dr. Eugene Porter is a survivor of the apocalypse and a member of Sgt. Abraham Ford's survivor group. He claims that he knows what caused the outbreak and was headed to Washington to find the "cure". The reality is that Eugene was lying in order to get protection, and ended up confessing when his guilt got the better of him. Tara eventually inspires him to take a level in badass, and he eventually earns back Abraham's friendship when the two apologize to each other.
  • Adaptational Badass: He learns to become a pragmatic Action Survivor much earlier than his comic counterpart.
  • Adaptational Heroism: In the comics, he only confesses after his cover is blown. In the show, he confesses to prevent his friends from being killed.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Eugene is blond in the comics.
  • Adorkable: Some of his attempts to bond with others can be seen as endearing.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Shows more than a few Asperger's traits due to his flat, monotone delivery and clinical way of speaking.
  • The Atoner: He admits to Tara and Rosita that he seeks to become a capable fighter in order to help fight threats alongside his True Companions in order to atone for his past cowardice.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Eugene is an Adorkable Nice Guy, but when his friends are in danger he'll do anything he can to help them. When Dwight holds him and his friends captive, Eugene bites him in the crotch.
  • Break the Haughty: While he was coming clean at the time, Eugene made the nearly fatal error of telling the enraged Abraham that he's still smarter than him. An earth-shattering punch probably taught him to wise up about when to say that.
  • Character Development: The Eugene who sincerely apologizes to Abraham for lying about a cure and admitting he deserved to die, and calls Abe a hero is a far cry from the man who would smugly rub it in to everyone that he's smarter than them in his debut episode.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He learns to use anything and everything around him to his advantage in a dangerous situation, from using a fire hose atop a nearby firetruck to mow down some walkers to chomping on Dwight's dick to give his friends the opportunity to fight off the Saviors!
  • Comically Missing the Point: All the time. Tara has to tell him to shut up at one point when his comical rambling is too much.
  • Consummate Liar: He admits it's one of his few skills. It's how he managed to convince everyone he's a government scientist.
  • Covert Pervert: In the fifth season, he's caught watching Rosita and Abraham having sex. Rosita points out that he has done it before, though Abraham is amused and brushes it off.
  • Cowardly Lion: He repeatedly insists that he's not combat capable. However, when Tara is critically injured, he refuses to leave her side and single-handedly carries her over his shoulder across a walker-infested factory, killing all of them as he goes. Then, he pulls a Big Damn Heroes by distracting a herd of walkers so that Glenn, Noah, and Nicholas have a fighting chance to escape from them. Finally, when Nicholas abandons Glenn and Noah and tries to commandeer the escape van, Eugene pulls a gun on him. Call Eugene what you want, but do not call him disloyal to his friends.
  • Deadpan Snarker: With emphasis on the deadpan.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He was initially an Insufferable Genius, but after bonding with the other characters he slowly mellows out.
  • Dirty Coward: Eugene lied about being a scientist just so he could have a group protecting him. However, it's played with some sympathy. He was motivated by fear, and as time went on the lie got too big for him to get a handle on. He's plagued by guilt over his lie, and has memorized the names of everyone who's died in pursuit of his myth.
    • Redeems himself in "Spend" by carrying a gravely wounded Tara out of the zombie-infested warehouse and later providing a distraction to give Glenn, Noah, and Nicholas a fighting chance to escape (Noah doesn't make it, but without Eugene, none of them would have).
  • Distressed Dude: Seems to make a habit of getting captured by the Saviors every time he goes off alone in Season Six.
  • Easily Forgiven: He seems have gotten back in the group's good graces very quickly after revealing his lie. However, the beating he got from Abraham and the guilt he has to live with is probably punishment enough.
    • Chances are that not that many of them really believed him in the first place. Michonne, for example, doesn't seem too surprised when Glenn tells her that Eugene lied.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In spite of his cemented status as a Dirty Coward, Eugene steadfastly refuses to leave Noah and Glenn behind on a supply run in "Spend"
  • Foreshadowing: His satisfied smirk at the end of "Claimed" when the group is doubling back is a good sign he's hiding something. In "Self-Help", he reveals he's been purposely sabotaging the group's efforts to get to Washington to cover his lie.
  • Genius Ditz: While he does show a good deal of mechanical knowledge, especially with regards to sabotage, he can make some really, really dumb decisions sometimes. Notably, he seriously thought that putting broken glass in a fuel-line to sabotage a van was a good idea. As Tara was quick to point out, they were very close to all dying or being seriously injured. He mentions however that he was feeling extremely stressed at the time. After admitting to the group that the cure story was a ruse, he still decides it is a good idea to tell the violent and temperamental Abraham that he is "smarter than him."
  • Good Is Not Soft: Eugene's one of the nicest characters in the show, but is more dangerous than at first glance. When Dwight and the Saviors capture him and uses him as leverage against his group, Eugene immediately bites Dwight in the groin.
  • Groin Attack: He pulls one by biting Dwight in the dick while on his knees at gunpoint.
  • Hero Ball: Tells Abraham that he no longer requires his help because he believes that he's a fully capable survivor now and drives him away in order to prove himself. This results in him getting captured by the Saviors.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Tries to pull one in the Season 6 finale by diverting the Saviors' attention with the RV so that Rick and the others can take Maggie to the Hilltop on foot. They all end up captured anyway, but Abraham still respects Eugene for being willing to go out that way, calling him a survivor and a hero.
  • Heroic Wannabe: Eugene lied about being a scientist so he could be seen as a heroic figure. Despite being uncovered later, he attempts to Take a Level in Badass to be a real hero and atone for his lies.
  • Incompatible Orientation: He has expressed some interest with Tara, who is a lesbian. However, he doesn't seem to mind it at all.
  • Innocently Insensitive: He's not very social and sometimes offends his friends.
  • Insufferable Genius: Just look at the quote. Subverted in that although he is pretty intelligent, he isn't the level of genius he was pretending to be.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Manipulates Rosita into letting him navigate and then leads the van to a position where they can meet up with Maggie's group and then rescue Glenn and Tara. Ultimately his jerk tendencies begin to taper off as his heart of gold begins to shine through during his Character Development.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Biting Dwight, Denise's killer, in the dick after he tries to force Daryl's friends to surrender.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Rosita. Though according to his actor, Eugene sees Rosita as a sister he wants to have sex with.
  • Lovable Coward: All the group gladly protects him, as Eugene has probably never even killed a walker prior to the fifth season. It becomes less lovable though when it's revealed he tricked Abraham into protecting him, directly leading to the death of several people on the course of the journey.
  • Meaningful Background Event: In the middle of the reunions at the end of "No Sanctuary", he's shocked to see Rick and Carl reunite with baby Judith. Given his later admission of Survivor's Guilt, it's likely that he's horrified that his fool's errand may potentially add an infant to the list of casualties.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Putting the truck out of commission by spraying it with bullets, forcing the group to continue on foot.
    • The lie he spun about the cure lead to conflict and multiple deaths, all for nothing.
  • Non-Action Guy: His attempt to fire an assault rife simply ends up spraying bullets everywhere, including into Abraham's truck, specifically the fuel tank. Poor Abraham is left trying to figure out how a camel loaded with C4 didn't destroy one of those trucks but Eugene managed to put it out of commission. In Self Help, it's revealed that he purposely did that to slow his group down. However, Eugene ends up outgrowing this and then some by "No Way Out".
  • No One Gets Left Behind: In "Spend", when Tara is seriously injured in the warehouse, he carries her to the exit, even shooting a few walkers on his way out. Later, he provides a distraction by blasting the radio in Aiden's van, luring the zombies on the exterior away from the revolving door where Glenn, Noah, and Nicholas were trapped. Had it not been for him, all three likely would have died, not just Noah. This was all in spite of admitting his cowardice earlier in the episode.
  • Odd Friendship: With Tara. They get along pretty well even after his lie is exposed and are shown playing cards on the way to Alexandria. He even fights his way through a horde of walkers to save her, and when she recovers from a big injury, he has the first genuine smile he's ever had on the show.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Is growing into this role as time goes on.
  • Protectorate: Eugene and the knowledge that he carries falls under this for Abraham and Rosita, whose primary goal is to safely transport him to Washington D.C. to flip the switch on the apocalypse.
  • Serious Business: Calling "dibs" is a serious thing with him.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: As part of his Ambiguous Disorder, Eugene tends to use long words and explain situations in a very clinical manner. He never uses one word when five will do.
  • The Smart Guy: He's one of the smarter characters on the show, which helps make up for his lack of survivor skills. When his group was attacked by walkers next to a fire station, he was the only one to think to climb on top of a fire truck and use the high-pressure hose to destroy the walkers.
  • Socially-Awkward Hero: He's not very social around others, but he wants to be a noble hero like his friends.
  • Southern-Fried Genius: Eugene is quite proud of his southern heritage as exemplified in a conversation with Rosita. He has a strong accent and is highly intelligent.
  • Spock Speak: His response to Abraham questioning how he managed to shoot the fuel tank:
    Eugene: A fully amped-up state and an ignorance of rapid-firing weapons.
  • The Stoic: Doesn't exactly express much emotion.
    • Not So Stoic: When Abraham nearly forces the team into danger, Eugene breaks down and tearfully admits to his false pretenses as a gifted scientist.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: He's grown a little too overconfident in his newfound fighting abilities. He indirectly causes Abraham to leave him by bragging about these skills and gets captured by the Saviors. Fortunately, he's able to help fight the group and escape on his own.
  • Survivor's Guilt: He's memorized the names of all the people who have died on the mission to Washington, which he sadly recites when the truth comes out in "Self-Help".
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Self Help" he starts to get the hang of killing walkers. By "Spend", though, he is still not combat-proficient, with Tara encouraging him to stop being such a coward and begin pulling his own weight. After Tara is gravely injured in an explosion, Eugene succeeds in getting her out of the building (killing two walkers in the process), and drawing away the majority of them that had Glenn, Noah, and Nicholas trapped. When Nicholas tries to abandon the others, Eugene stands his ground and refuses to leave. He even starts to pull out a gun before Nicholas throws him to the ground, making it clear that Eugene was willing to shoot Nicholas had he tried anything rash. In "No Way Out", he refuses to be kept out of the second battle of Alexandria and fights ferociously to save his friends and his home. He even characterizes his increased competence in terms of RPG mechanic in "Twice as Far."
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After he stops being an Insufferable Genius he starts acting more humble and friendlier upon joining Alexandria. In "Spend", he refuses to leave his team behind and even attacks Nicholas when he reveals that he's a bigger Dirty Coward than he ever was. Eugene cares a lot more for the safety of others than his own now.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Tries pulling a non-lethal one on Abraham, telling him that he's fully capable of protecting himself and no longer requires the soldier's protection.
  • Younger and Hipper: His comic counterpart is in his late thirties when he first appeared. According to The Other Wiki, he's in his mid thirties in the show.


Rosita Espinosa

"Dying is simple. The people dying around you, that's the hard part."
Portrayed by: Christian Serratos

"We don't want to kill. We don't like it. It happens."

Rosita Espinosa is a survivor of the apocalypse and a member of Sgt. Abraham Ford's survivor group, with whom she is in a relationship. After their group joins forces with Rick's survivors, Rosita develops friendships with Tara, Maggie, and Glenn. After they arrive in Alexandria, Rosita is assigned to be an assistant in the community's medical building.
  • Action Girl: She's shown to be quite skilled with a gun and doesn't show any concern about Walkers.
  • Adaptational Badass: Her comic counterpart is more-or-less The Chick and nothing else. Here, she's highly competent, level-headed and very useful.
  • Adaptation Expansion: While still a secondary character she's been given a lot more to do than her comic counterpart, who was shunted to the background almost immediately after her introduction.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Not only does she wear a top beneath her tied shirt, thus showing less cleavage than her comics counterpart, there's also no mention of her using sex to get men to protect her.
  • A Day in the Limelight: In season 5's "Try", she gets a lot more lines and screentime when she and Michonne go out to make sure Sasha is okay. Given the recent trend of characters dying as they suddenly start getting more screentime, some were worried she would follow the same trend, but it was averted. She gets another spotlight episode in Season 6's "Not Tomorrow Yet" as it deals with the fallout of Abraham dumping her, and later "Twice As Far" which deals with the drama between her, Abraham and Eugene.
  • Amicable Exes: After Abraham dumps her and after she and him work together to fend off Dwight, they're slowly on the path to becoming this.
  • Ascended Extra: She is little more than a minor background character in Season 4, but gets a lot more to do in Season 5 and especially Season 6.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Michonne and Sasha in "Try".
  • Badass: She made it evident in the Season 5 premiere that she does NOT need a gun to defend herself against walkers, forming Wolverine Claws out of her earrings and slashing a walker with a killing strike. In "Try", though she's teamed up with pistol-wielding Michonne and Cold Sniper Sasha, she only has a knife during the mass walker ambush and holds her own very well. She even smashed in a walker's kneecap before taking it out.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In her first appearances in Season 4 she has her shirt tied into a knot so her midriff is exposed.
  • Brutal Honesty: She makes it no secret that she thinks Eugene is a bad fighter and won't survive on his own.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She seems to be permanently exasperated by the antics of her companions, and rolls her eyes so often it's a wonder they don't get stuck that way.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: When training Eugene and the Alexandrians.
  • Friendship Moment: In "Try" where she and Michonne search for Sasha, quickly determining that she was hunting walkers and even fighting alongside each other and saving Sasha in the process. Though their efforts went in vain, they at least tried to comfort Sasha.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Calls Morgan a hijo de puta note  in "Not Tomorrow Yet".
  • Guns Akimbo: She carries a pair of pistols, one of which is a two-tone SIG-Sauer P228.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Becomes the surgeon's assistant in Alexandria.
  • Heroic BSOD: Suffers from one during the first half of Season Six when Abraham doesn't return home from the herd mission, unsure if he's still alive or not. She's at it again when shortly after he does get back, he rudely dumps her.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Abraham.
  • Incompatible Orientation: Tara, a lesbian, has expressed quiet interest in her.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Eugene, complete with sibling-esque bickering.
  • Love Triangle: In Season 6 Abraham is torn between her and his new feelings for Sasha. Rosita is oblivious to it until Abraham abruptly dumps her in "Not Tomorrow Yet".
  • Machete Mayhem: In Season 6 she instructs the Alexandrians how to fight zombies with a machete. It pays off in "No Way Out" as the Alexandrians are now an army of hack-and-slash killing machines.
  • Male Gaze: In "Claimed", the camera focuses on her rear (clad in the shortest tightest shorts you could find) as she bends over to grab something on the ground.
  • May-December Romance: She and Abraham are more or less two decades apart.
  • The Medic: She has a bit of medical knowledge, and is assigned to be an assistant in Alexandra's medical building after the group arrives there.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Initially, thanks to the bared midriff and tiny shorts. Averted from her third episode onwards, however, when she dons much less revealing clothing as winter approaches. Lampshaded in "Us" when Abraham and Tara discuss the latter's crush on her, and Abraham is amused (but not mad) that both Tara and Eugene check her out a lot. She gets a nude scene in "Knots Untie".
  • Nice Girl: She's one of the kindest characters in the series.
  • Nice Hat: Her tan infantry field cap.
  • Official Couple: With Abraham until he dumps her in "Not Tomorrow Yet".
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When the sweet, wise Rosita is breaking down and crying and later calling Morgan a motherfucker in Spanish, you know it's serious business.
  • Outnumbered Sibling: According to Christian Serratos, Rosita grew up in a family of mostly men, including several brothers, and probably lost her mother at a young age. Her attitude and personality was modeled after how she saw her siblings behave.
  • Out of Focus: Compared to Abraham and Eugene, she's only just starting to receive more screen time and development.
  • Precision F-Strike: She's the first character in the series to drop one of these in "Not Tomorrow Yet" (not counting one from a dying Hunter) when she calls Morgan a hijo de puta note .
  • Second Love: She is presumably Abraham's first girlfriend after his wife's death. When he dumps her, however, he makes it clear she wasn't really this, as he thought she was the last woman on earth.
  • Secret Keeper: She's been asked by Carol to keep the whole debacle with Morgan and the Alpha Wolf quiet.
  • Sex for Solace: Sleeps with Spencer for fun after her harsh breakup with Abraham.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Until Tara and Glenn joins her, Abraham and Eugene.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: At the party in "Alexandria".
  • Ship Tease: Spencer convinces her to have dinner with him in "Twice As Far", though Christian Serratos admits Rosita wanted a distraction from her drama with Abraham.
  • Spicy Latina: Averted, actually. She's rather calm and collected, keeping her head in tense situations when others panic.
  • Token Good Teammate: Compared to Abraham and Eugene, she's not as rough or as much of a jerk as them, and follows Glenn and Tara when they depart after Eugene ruins their ride. She even threatens Abraham to protect Eugene after the latter's lies are revealed, and later gives the two men the final push they need to make amends.
  • Token Minority: She's the first Latina to be part of Rick's group ever since Morales all the way back in Season 1.
  • Tough Love: She thinks of Eugene as a friend, but she outright tells him that he sucks at fighting.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Rosita calls Glenn out for pushing Tara so hard, telling him that he's only doing so because Tara feels that she owes Glenn.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Which shows She's Got Legs. Though after a few episodes she does receive a makeover that is less cartoonishly fan-servicey.
  • Wolverine Claws: Swiftly takes out a walker with a makeshift claw (made out of a belt) in the Season 5 premiere.
  • Younger and Hipper: Her comic counterpart is in her mid twenties when she first appeared. According to The Other Wiki, she's in her early twenties in the show.

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