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Characters: The Walking Dead TV Show King County Survivors

Survivors introduced in King County, Georgia in 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 Season 1, 2, and 3 read at your own risk!

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     Morgan Jones 

Morgan Jones

"You're a good man, Rick. I hope you find your wife and son."
Portrayed by: Lennie James

"They might not seem like much one at a time, but when they're in a group all riled up and hungry, man, you watch your ass."

A survivor in Rick's hometown, Morgan lost his wife while they and their son were passing through the town. They found Rick after he woke up, and explained to him what was going on. Rick gave him a radio so they could keep in contact. He returns in Season 3, having gone mad with grief after losing his son to the Walkers.
  • Adaptational Badass: The comic book version of Morgan was much less capable of kicking ass, having never fortified the town or built booby-traps, and could barely get a headshot on a walker.
  • The Atoner: For not being able shoot his un-dead wife before she bites their son, he puts himself in a self-imposed penance to clear the town of walkers out of the area.
  • Casting Gag/Shout-Out: To Jericho. The scene in which Morgan appears to shoot his wife is shot from the same angle, and is almost identical, to a scene in which Robert Hawkins is defending the titular town.
  • Crazy-Prepared: By Season 3, his new base has been laced with booby traps for Walkers and even outlined with escape routes using drawn arrows on the ground for every possible scenario. Also his firearms and ammunition stock...
  • Crazy Survivalist: By Season 3, he's become hardened to the realities of the zombie apocalypse.
  • Crusading Widower: After losing his wife, and then son, he becomes a very dark take of this trope.
  • Death Seeker: Shows signs of this after the loss of his wife, which might likely have prompted his actions at the end of the pilot. He later begs Rick to shoot him because he couldn't bring himself to commit suicide.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Duane being turned by his Walker-turned wife, which he was previously unable to bring himself to kill.
  • Fake American: Lennie James is English.
  • Fallen Hero: In Season 3. Duane's death turned Morgan almost completely insane, booby trapping an entire town, and robbing and threatening travelers.
  • Foil/Shadow Archetype: Just like Shane became a sort of Evil Counterpart to Rick, so has Morgan become an extreme, darker reflection of what Rick could've become in Season 3, and Rick himself realizes this. Rick's attempts to bring Morgan back with him to the prison sound like Rick attempting to give advice to himself.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: An interesting case, considering he was just a father trying to look out for his son. When his son died after being attacked by Morgan's Walker wife, the one he failed to stop, Morgan's outlook just changed. Collecting enough guns to start a war, he then manages to turn King County into one big old deathtrap for Walkers and for anyone else that came through town.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: In "Clear", he talks about this trope, in particular how he's become as uncaring as the walkers.
  • Grammar Nazi: Very understated version: Despite the end of the world, he feels it is important for his son to use proper grammar.
  • Hero of Another Story: After Rick leaves him and Duane. But when he returns in Season 3, Morgan has changed.
  • Idiot Ball: Firing his sniper rifle at zombies to attract a horde around his house (which his son is in!) so he can shoot his zombified wife. He doesn't even manage to do that. That said, some interpret his actions as intentional. He later admits that he lacked the strength to shoot his wife, which came back to haunt him when she followed them on a supply hunt and bit their son.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Forced by circumstances to kill his wife and son.
  • Madness Mantra: The word "Clear", from the episode of the same name, is written all over his house.
  • Mr. Exposition: He explains to Rick about the Walkers, and also tells him about the evacuation zone in Atlanta.
  • My Greatest Failure: He was basically broken by his losses since he was introduced, the loss of his wife and son.
  • Papa Wolf: To Duane.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of the pilot episode. The Bus Came Back in Season 3, however.
  • Room Full of Crazy: His hideout in Season 3 is covered in graffiti to this effect. They seem to tell him of past events, such as the death of Duane and others, as well as reminders of his plans, tactics, and booby traps.
  • Sanity Slippage: After Duane is killed by his zombie wife and he has to put them both down. Insane writing on the walls included!
  • Survivalist Stash: According to AMC, Morgan gathered 59 guns, 5 bows, and 48 grenades. Rick manages to rearm the prison and leave plenty for Morgan.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Gives one to Rick for not keeping up with his radio messages.

     Duane Jones 

Duane Jones

Portrayed by: Adrian Kali Turner

Duane is Morgan's son, who is attempting to deal with the loss of his mother and the Zombie Apocalypse. He is eventually bitten by his zombiefied mother on a supply run and put down by Morgan.
  • And Then Duane Was A Walker: Gets bitten and turned by his own mother.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: Morgan's descent into cynicism is triggered by him being bitten by Duane's zombified mother, forcing Morgan to put down both mother and son.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: Unlike his comic book version, Duane in the show had poor grammar, heavy use of profanity, and much more aggressive when first attacking Rick.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of the pilot episode, followed by a Bus Crash in Season 3. By the time Rick returned to King County, he's already (un)dead and turned into a Walker.
  • Shovel Strike: In the first episode, he uses this on Rick.
  • Tag Along Kid: Duane didn't do much, considering he was still just a kid. He mostly just followed his father and Rick around, but at least got trained by Rick. He also seemed the most scared of the Walkers, though mostly of his Walker mother. Which causes the death of him in-between seasons.

     Leon Basset 

Leon Basset

Portrayed by: Linds Edwards

Leon is a sheriff's deputy who served alongside Rick and Shane, he was present when Rick was shot. He was later infected during the initial stages of the outbreak, and shot by Rick upon being found as a walker.

     Hannah 

Hannah

Portrayed by: Lilli Birdsell & Melissa Cowan

Hannah lives in King County with her kids Jamie and Billy, and is divorced from Andrew. She gets killed attempting to get her kids to an evacuation zone, sacrificing herself so they could escape. Her zombiefied form is later found by Rick and killed.
  • All There in the Manual: The webisodes are dedicated to showing how she became the bicycle girl zombie.
  • An Axe to Grind: How she dispatches walker!Judy.
  • And Then Hannah Was A Zombie
  • Ascended Extra: Got turned from just being a very notable walker in the first episode to the protagonist of a six part webisode series.
  • Doomed by Canon: The webisodes were advertising that Hannah would become the bicycle girl walker, so that made this a given.
  • Eaten Alive: Allows herself to be eaten so that her children have a chance to escape while the walkers are distracted.
  • Half The Woman She Used To Be: The walkers eat so much of her that the only thing left to reanimate is her top half.
  • Heroic Suicide: After getting bitten, she stays behind to let the walkers eat her while her kids escape.

     Andrew 

Andrew

Portrayed by: Rick Otto

Hannah's ex-husband, he married Judy after the divorce and gets custody of Jamie and Billy on weekends. He works to keep his family alive during the inital days of the outbreak, but gets eaten by a neighbor's kids while looking for car keys.
  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
  • Eaten Alive: By his neighbors kids after he failed to put them down earlier.
  • Shoot the Dog: Literally: his dog gets attacked by a walker so he shoots it to put it out of its misery.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Walking alone, without a flashlight, into a dark basement, during a Zombie Apocalypse. The crunch followed by the scream was no surprise.
  • Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Not even a zombiefied kid: this comes back to bite him in the ass when he gets eaten by Palmer's kids, who he had decided not to shoot earlier after Palmer asked him to.

     Judy 

Judy

Portrayed by: Danielle Burgio

Andrew's second wife. She gets bitten after trying to give CPR to a dead girl.
  • Being Good Sucks: Tires to give CPR to an injured women and gets a little zombie mouth-to-mouth for her trouble.
  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: She sees a woman, seemingly unconscious, laying on the street and attempts to perform mouth-to-mouth CPR on her. Unfortunately, the woman turns into a walker during this which leads to her being bitten on the tongue.
  • And Then Judy Was A Zombie: Hannah eventually puts her down with an axe.
  • Zombie Infectee: Briefly, after being bitten in the mouth.

     Jamie 

Jamie

Portrayed by: Madison Leisle

Hannah and Andrew's daughter. Hannah entrusts Billy's safety to her at the end of the webisodes.
  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
  • Creepy Child: Her disturbing reassurance to Billy that "everything dies" doesn't seem like very comforting big sister behavior.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: There's no indication to their fate in the webisodes or the show.

     Billy 

Billy

Portrayed by: Griffin Cleveland

Hannah and Andrew's son, and the younger brother to Jamie.

     Mike Palmer 

Mike Palmer

Portrayed by: Rex Maynard Linn

Palmer is Andrew's neighbor, and was celebrating his 50th birthday with his family when walkers attacks. His kids and wife were bitten and turned, and he was forced to kill his wife, but could not bring himself to put down his kids. He was also bitten in the process, and had Andrew kill him in exchange for his guns.
  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: He thinks that terrorists are behind the walkers, figuring they "found a way to blow us away without bombs".
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Is forced to do this to his wife; he can't bring himself to do it for his kids.
  • Zombie Infectee: Gets bitten by his wife while putting her down and has Andrew put him out of his misery in exchange for his guns.

     Dr. Gale Macones 

Doctor Gale Macones

Portrayed by: Ellen Greene

"So then I realized, I could help others in another way. No more violence, no more loss, no more pain. A release, on your terms."

A doctor at Harrison Memorial Hospital who encounters Paul and Karina as they seek medical attention.
  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
  • Mercy Kill: She provides this to any survivors she meets who want to die on their own terms instead of being killed by the walkers. When Karina decides she wants to die, Gale injects her with a drug to let her die peacefully.
  • Sanity Slippage: She is clearly not all there in the head as a result of the horrific things she has witnessed being done by humans, not walkers, during the apocalypse.
  • Sole Survivor: She is the only survivor at Harrison Memorial Hospital except for Rick, but she doesn't know he is there in a coma. She says the rest of the staff and patients were either killed or fled the hospital.
  • Uncertain Doom: The last time we see her is with Paul pointing a gun at her head, telling him to shoot her if he thinks she is a murderer for providing mercy kills to those who give up hope, specifically in regards to Karina.

     Gary Taylor 

Gary Taylor

The father of one of Shane's old girlfriends, he is arrested by Shane after killing his daughters boyfriend Paul, who had become a walker. He is let out when Shane figures out what is going on, but his daughter is killed after turning. He stays behind with Leon Basset at the police station to help others.
  • Red Herring: It is made to appear as if he is infected, and he even bites Leon, but he is simply panicking.

     Patty Taylor 

Patty Taylor

One of Shane's old girlfriends, and the daughter of Gary. She is a nurse at the hospital, and is bitten by her zombiefied boyfriend Paul before her dad kills him. She flees, but goes to the police station after her dad is arrested to see him. However, she turns and attacks Leon Basset, and Shane is forced to put her down.
  • Zombie Infectee: Gets bitten by her zombie boyfriend, and later turns at the police station.

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