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Characters: The Walking Dead TV Show Abrahams Group

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

Due to the Anyone Can Die nature of the show and quickly moving plots, only spoilers from the current/most recent season will be spoiled out to prevent entire pages of whited out text. If you have not seen the first four seasons read at your own risk!

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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

"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."

Sgt. Abraham Ford is a survivor and former member of the military. He is attempting to deliver Eugene to Washington DC, believing he has the answer to the cause of the zombie plague.
  • Action Dad: He's revealed to have two kids.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Big Guy: Fulfills this role briefly in the group after the escape from Terminus until he leads a group to Washington to get Eugene there.
  • 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.
    • Deconstructed in "Self Help" which reveals that, while his brutality is useful against the walkers, it ultimately made his family abandon him.
  • Brutal Honesty: Abraham tells the truth and doesn't sugarcoat things. This doesn't earn him friends, but it does earn him respect.
  • 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.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Self Help" portrays Abraham's backstory through flashbacks and gives him a lot of focus.
  • 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. It was only meeting Eugene that prevented it.
  • Fiery Redhead: He's a strong, aggressive, and determined character with a bit of a temper problem.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Glen 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. He also leaves a very heartfelt note and farewell to Rick when they part ways, asking him to come to Washington because "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.
  • Kick the Dog: Telling Glenn that Maggie was probably dead, after Glenn has no clue where she is, counts for sure.
  • The Leader: Seems to be the leader of his small group, although Eugene actually seems to be calling the shots on their destination and any side trips they might undertake. Retakes the role when he, Rosita, Eugene, Maggie, Glenn, and Tara part ways with Rick after Bob's death.
  • 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.
  • Official Couple: With Rosita.
  • 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."
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Says shit quite a bit, and also drops the amusing line "son of a dick".
  • 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).
  • 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.


Dr. Eugene Porter

Portrayed by: Josh McDermitt

"I appreciate the positive affirmations and looking the other way on the perversion, but I know empirically and definitively I cannot survive on my own."

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".
  • Adaptational Badass: He learns to become a pragmatic Action Survivor much earlier than his comic counterpart.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Eugene is blond in the comics.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Shows more than a few Asperger's traits due to his flat, monotone delivery and clinical way of speaking.
  • 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: With emphasis on the deadpan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Incompatible Orientation: He has expressed some interest with Tara, who is a lesbian. However, he doesn't seem to mind it at all.
  • 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.
  • 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 their mission.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Putting the truck out of commission by spraying it with bullets, forcing the group to continue of foot.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Too Dumb to Live: 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.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As of "Self Help" he's starting to get the hang of killing walkers.
  • 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 Espinoza

Portrayed by: Christian Serratos

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.
  • 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.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears her shirt tied into a knot so her midriff is exposed.
  • 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.
  • Guns Akimbo: She carries a pair of pistols, one of which being is a two-tone SIG-Sauer P228.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Eugene, complete with sibling-esque bickering.
  • May-December Romance: She and Abraham are more or less two decades apart.
  • 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.
  • Nice Hat: Her tan infantry field cap.
  • Official Couple: With Abraham.
  • Second Love: She is presumably Abraham's first girlfriend after his wife's death.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Until Tara and Glenn joins her, Abraham and Eugene.
  • 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.
  • Token Minority: She's the first Latina to be part of Rick's group ever since Morales all the way back in Season 1.
  • 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.
  • 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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