Characters: The Walking Dead TV Show Abrahams Group
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!
open/close all folders
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.
- Deconstructed: His brutal dispatching of a violent group scared his family away, and they were killed as a result.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Big Guy: Fulfills this role when he falls in under Rick and especially after Tyreese's death.
- 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, 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.
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- No One Gets Left Behind: He saved his team's lookout when Tobin thought she couldn't be saved in time.
- 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."
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
"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".
Click here to return to the main character page
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.
- Adaptation Expansion: While still a pretty minor 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Out of Focus: Compared to Abraham and Eugene, she's only just starting to receive more screen time and development.
- 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.