Survivors introduced in King County, Georgia in the television show The Walking Dead.
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Portrayed by: Lennie JamesA 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. However, he eventually recovers his sanity thanks to the counsel of Eastman, who teaches him to become a Martial Pacifist. After Eastman passes away, he begins to seek out Rick, embarking on a lengthy quest to find him in the fifth season that takes him all the way to Alexandria, where he finds himself at odds with Rick and Carol's brutality.After watershed moments such as the Wolf invasion of Alexandria and his failed attempt to rehabilitate Owen, he begins to question his absolutist no-killing policy, particularly when the threat of the dangerous, unrepentant Saviors begins to raise its' head. Morgan's inability to save Carol without killing a Savior, as well as the death of his new protege Benjamin, push Morgan over the edge as he finally realizes that the Saviors must die. Though Morgan loses much of his regained sanity, he's able to hold it together enough to enter the war against the Saviors in earnest.
"People can — They can try and set you in the right direction, but they can't show you the way. You know, you got to find that for yourself, and I thought I had it. I did. But I'm — I'm just fumbling through."
- 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, let alone become proficient in aikido.
- Adaptation Expansion: Morgan eventually becomes a full-fledged main character here, which can't be said for his comic counterpart.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Here's Not Here" is a flashback episode entirely focused on explaining how Morgan went from the insane survivalist he was in "Clear" to the kindhearted yet militant pacifist he had become by "No Sanctuary".
- Arch-Enemy: In season 6, Owen the Alpha Wolf becomes his.
- Ascended Extra: Prior to Season 6, Lennie James' busy schedule prevented him from having a larger role, which is why he did not appear in Seasons 2 and 4. The producers nevertheless resolved to have him in as much as possible, so Morgan had two uncredited cameos in The Stinger's of "No Sanctuary" and "Coda", and a full appearance in "Conquer". After being an infrequently recurring character for the first five seasons, he joins the main cast in Season 6, Promotion to Opening Titles and all. This is also is in play when one considers his comic counterpart, who quickly faded into the background upon his rejoining the group, whereas this Morgan is a major character.
- The Aloner: Despite reconciling with Rick, he refuses to join him at the prison (partially because he realizes Rick is preparing for his war with The Governor), but accepts a map to the prison until he can "get clear". He eventually leaves and encounters Eastman before heading in the direction of Terminus. After finding Rick's map, he travels the over 650 miles between Terminus and Washington, D.C., all on his own.
- The Atoner:
- For not being able shoot his undead wife before she bites their son, he puts himself in a self-imposed penance to clear the town of walkers (and other humans, for that matter).
- And when he goes off the deep end doing that, he learns to be a Technical Pacifist from Eastman and atones for his "clearing" of other people by swearing to never kill again (of course, he only fully adopts this view after accidentally getting Eastman killed).
- Badass Pacifist: He won't kill another living being anymore, but he won't hesitate to kick ass. As the Wolves found out the hard way.
- Big Damn Heroes: Shows up just in the nick of time to save Aaron and Daryl from a trap laid by the Wolves.
- Both Sides Have a Point: In his conflict with Carol he points out that killing is not always the solution, while she points out that sometimes you have to kill to protect those you care about.
- Breakout Character: One of the most popular characters on the show despite the scarcity of his appearances. His appearances in The Stinger's of Season 5 helped to greatly hype up his return to the main ensemble, and for Season 6, he's front and center in many of the promotions.
- The Cameo: His appearance in Season 3, as well as his appearances in the premiere and mid-season finale post-credits scenes in Season 5. As of the finale, he's finally joined the show as a regular.
- Cassandra Truth: A downplayed example. Morgan partially refuses to join the prison in the third season because he says he's unwilling to bear witness to the horrors of whatever war Rick is gearing up for. Sure enough, the prison is destroyed after the final battle with The Governor by the time Morgan arrives.
- Christianity Is Catholic: Seems to be, as he grips a set of beads while praying in Gabriel's church.
- Cool Shades: Sports a pair in "Coda."
- 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. Thanks to Eastman's council, he recovers by Season 5.
- Crusading Widower: After losing his wife, and then son, he becomes a very dark take of this trope.
- Curbstomp Battle: Delivers a non-fatal one to the two Wolves who try to kill him in Virginia.
- 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. His search for Rick and the Season 5 finale show that he's overcome his depression.
- Decomposite Character: His comic death of being bitten by a walker and having his arm amputated by Michonne, causing him to bleed out, goes to Tyreese in the show.
- Despair Event Horizon: Duane being killed by his undead wife, which he was previously unable to bring himself to kill. By Season 5, he's recovered and become much more emotionally stable. Its later implied that his sanity is tied to his newfound pacifism and adherence to aikido, so he's not fully recovered yet.
- Demoted to Extra: Zig-zagged. In the comics, Morgan rejoined the group almost immediately after the fall of the prison. In the show, he doesn't rejoin the group until after they reach Alexandria. However, he becomes a full-fledged main character after this, whereas in the comic he only had a minor supporting role.
- Does Not Like Guns: He is hesitant about guns since learning Akido (besides using them on walkers, anyway) and his new philosophy on not killing as he mostly just picks up one to check if it is empty and refuses to take one when the Wolves attack. Rick has to practically make him take one when he goes to look for Carol on his own and even though he starts carrying from that point on he is still hesitant to use one after having to shoot and kill a Savior to save Carol.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: He joins Rick's group at the end of the fifth season finale.
- Fallen Hero: In Season 3. Duane's death turned Morgan almost completely insane, booby trapping an entire town, and robbing and killing travelers. He gets better by Season 5.
- 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 to prevent himself from going further into Sanity Slippage. By the end of Season 5, while Rick has gone Darker and Edgier, Morgan has become more of a Good Counterpart similar to the Rick of Seasons 1, 2, and early Season 4.
- 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.
- Genre Blind: Fails to see that being a Badass Pacifist in a world where Humans Are the Real Monsters is not exactly a well thought out ideal as he initially assumed.
- Good Is Dumb: He gets into a heavy conflict with Carol because he views the Wolves as reedemable despite their murderous cruelty. Unfortunately...
- Good Versus Good: He and Carol nearly kill each other while fighting over the fate of Owen the Alpha Wolf. But, they both end up knocked out because of their fight and he escapes with Denise held hostage.
- Good Is Not Soft: Despite his adamant Thou Shalt Not Kill policy from Season Five onwards, he still won't hesitate to beat the shit out of hostile people who attack him. Every single Wolf that attacks him gets their ass kicked. And he's willing to beat Carol, who's in her 50's and suffering from a concussion, when she tries to kill Owen.
- Grammar Nazi: Very understated version: Despite the end of the world, he feels it is important for his son to use proper grammar.
- He Who Fights Monsters: In "Clear", he talks about this trope, in particular how he's become as uncaring as the walkers. He outgrows it in Season 5.
- Hero of Another Story: After Rick leaves him and Duane. But when he returns in Season 3, Morgan has changed. Since Season 3, he's been on his own journey to find Rick, coming across the destroyed prison, Gabriel's church, and finally reunites with Rick at Alexandria in "Conquer".
- He's Back: Crazy Morgan has returned to the fold as of "Bury Me Here", with the death of his young protege Benjamin causing him to snap, murder Richard, and return to his solitary ways.
- Honor Before Reason: He insists on sparing the Wolves who attack Alexandria even though it means they'll escape and likely return for vengeance. He is so adamant about his no killing policy that in "Start to Finish" he gets into a fight with Carol and knocks her out because she wanted to kill Owen. Owen uses the fight as an opportunity to escape and take Denise as a hostage.
- Iconic Outfit: His sunglasses, face wrap, beige shirt and jacket, and black helmet. They're some of the few belongings he kept with him travelling.
- 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.
- I Will Find You: After Terminus turns out to be a bust, he finds a map to Washington, D.C. with Rick's name on it and subsequently travels over 650 miles to find him.
- Kill the Ones You Love: Forced by circumstances to kill his zombified wife and son.
- Madness Mantra: The word "Clear", from the episode of the same name, is written all over his house.
- Martial Pacifist: Becomes this in Season 5, he fights off but spares the two Wolves that wanted to take his supplies and kill him.
- Missed Him by That Much: Morgan reaches the church only two or three weeks behind Rick's group, at which point they have already gone to Virginia.
- Mr. Exposition: He explains to Rick (and, by extension, the audience) 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.
- My Way or the Highway: Refuses to break his Thou Shalt Not Kill mindset in Season Six - even refusing to kill The Unfettered and unrepentant Wolves even going as far as sparing Owen and locking him up and keeping it secret from the others and when Carol finds out she tries to kill Owen and in his refusal to allow her to do this out of his belief that he can be redeemed, Morgan fights her and in the fight ends up knocking her unconsciousness. In Season 7, he's forced to do some major introspection once he fails to uphold Eastman's absolutist teachings.
- Nice Guy: In Season 1. He becomes this again in Season 5 after recovering from his Sanity Slippage. In Season 6, he's probably the nicest member of the main cast.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
- His unwillingness to kill The Wolves when they attack Alexandria allows some of them to escape with a gun. Said escapees attack Rick in the next episode, and the ensuing fight ruins Rick's plans to block the herd that is headed for Alexandria.
- He also later secretly locks up Owen the Wolves' leader in an attempt to reform him based on his new philosophy on not killing and everyone deserving at a chance of redemption, and gets into a physical altercation with Carol when she wants to kill the leader to prevent the possibility that he will escape and kill some of her people. Owen uses the fight as a distraction to escape and takes Denise who was in the room also hostage.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: He calls zombies "walkers," introducing Rick to the term.
- One-Man Army: Dispatches Saviors left and right once he goes into battle mode in Season 8.
- Out of Focus: In Season 7A he only appears in two episodes (one of which only features him in a single scene), which is justified as the vast majority of the episodes take place away from the Kingdom. He returns to the spotlight in the second half of the season.
- Papa Wolf: To Duane.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: In Season 6, he is added to the opening sequence.
- Put on a Bus: At the end of the pilot episode.
- The Bus Came Back: For a one-episode appearance in Season 3. He's been Commuting on a Bus in Season 5, and returns to the main story in the finale.
- Morgan will leave the cast of The Walking Dead to feature on a cross-over withFear the Walking Dead. His arc towards the end of Season 8 will "put him in a position" to be on Fear.
- The Quest: After being reformed by Eastman, he embarks on one to find sanctuary and community at Terminus. When he finds evidence of Rick's location, he travels over 650 miles to Virginia.
- Reckless Pacifist: Unfortunately, his pacifist ideology has come into conflict with Rick's group due to the fact that killing has grown into the much preferred norm of the zombie world. In fact, his choice to show mercy to the Wolves caused them to nearly murder his friends Rick and Denise.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: He tells Rick that if he hadn't saved the Alpha Wolf, then he would have never pulled his Heroic Sacrifice to save Denise, who would eventually save Carl's life after he was fatally shot thanks to the former villain's final act of kindness. However, it is not clear if it was out of kindness or just because he was dying anyway when he got shot by Carol and if he didn't die if he would have let Denise go.
- 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. He writes fanatically on walls including basic reminders, creates death traps for and robs any travelers, and has become obsessed with clearing the town of walkers in a penance for Duane. Thanks to Eastman's counseling, by Season 5, he's much more sane.
- He starts to slip again in Season 7 after the death of his new Morality Pet Benjamin, strangling the man who was inadvertently responsible, and carving his staff into a spear in hopes of killing every Savior he comes across. Though he seems to be more stable than he was previously, only targeting Saviors and not just attacking everyone who gets in his way.
- Save the Villain: He spared Owen and imprisoned him in Alexandria in order to reform him, just like Eastman did for him. He goes so far as to fight Carol when she tries to kill the Wolf. Unfortunately, Owen has no interest in being redeemed.
- 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.
- To Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Morgan learned how to fight with a jo staff from a man named Eastman, who shares a name with the creator of said franchise; and Lennie James learned it behind the scenes from one of the original stunt doubles for Donatello.
- Simple Staff: A bo staff he acquired from Eastman.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Survives the Alexandria Safe-Zone walker herd.
- Survivalist Stash: According to AMC, Morgan gathered 59 guns, 5 bows, and 48 grenades. Rick manages to rearm the prison and still leave plenty for Morgan.
- Technical Pacifist: Although he's not willing to take a life after his time with Eastman, he has no problems with beating others up.
- Thou Shall Not Kill: His newfound philosophy as of Season 5, but it causes some problems for him. Sparing the two Wolves who attacked him causes them to find Alexandria and launch a full-scale attack on it. During said battle, he lets even more of them live, allowing them to escape with a gun. He even spares Owen, the Alpha Wolf, in order to reform him. It's implied, however, that he's willing to end someone's life if it means putting them out of their misery as in the case of the bitten Eastman and Carter. In "Last Day on Earth" he is forced to gun down a Savior trying to murder Carol. While in the Kingdom he appears to have taken back up his vow as while he is convinced to start carrying a gun he is hesitant to use it.
- His philosophy is generally deconstructed after what happened with the Wolves and Carol as he acknowledges to Rick that his way isn't perfect as he knows it has caused problems for the group which is implied to have led to his decision to break his code to save Carol and to not return to Alexandria.
- He breaks out of this mindset in Season 7, killing Richard for causing Benjamin's death and telling Carol he will kill every Savior he comes across.
- Took a Level in Badass: In the first episode Morgan was a fairly rusty shot, and preferred to just hide from walkers. By Season 3, he has fortified King County, apparently robbed dozens of people passing through, and came close to killing Rick, Michonne, and Carl on his own. By Season 5, he's even more badass now that he's sane, and trained in Aikido, effortlessly taking out the two Wolves who attack him.
- Took a Level in Cheerfulness: He smiles a lot more often now.
- Took a Level in Idealism: He's become a firm believer in valuing the lives of others and that everyone is capable of being redeemed thanks to Eastman and his training in Akido and the philosophies associated with the martial art .
- Undying Loyalty: He has more or less developed this to Rick, given that he was willing to cross half of the overrun North American continent to find his old friend. When he meets Daryl and Aaron, he refuses the latter's offer to bring him to Alexandria, as he believes he must continue his search for Rick elsewhere, but thankfully, he gets the best of both worlds as Rick is at Alexandria. Afterwards, he's hesitant about Rick's orders since they almost always involve killing, but he still is usually right behind him.
- Unexpected Character: Any of his appearances in Seasons 3 and 5.
- His upcoming appearance in Fear the Walking Dead also counts.
- Walking Spoiler: Morgan reappears in Season 3 and in the post-credit scenes of Season 5 before rejoining the group for good in the season finale.
- Walking the Earth: In Season 5. He burns down King County and wanders around the woods as a madman before encountering Eastman, who helps him regain his sanity. After his mentor's death, Morgan heads towards Terminus. When he discovers Rick's warning, he follows the Hunters' trail markers to their base at the school, then to Gabriel's church, where he finds Abraham's map. After that, he heads through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia before encountering Daryl and Aaron.
- Weapon of Choice: His Simple Staff.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- Gives one to Rick for not keeping up with his radio messages.
- He seems alarmed by the sight of the bloody Rick who just executed Pete in "Conquer". In the immediate aftermath in Season 6, he is disturbed by Rick's more violent and pragmatic nature, which contrasts with Morgan's newfound idealistic worldview.
- He is similarly disturbed by Carol's ruthlessness when defending Alexandria.
- He has one to all of Alexandria when they are convinced to battle the Saviors and assassinate Negan, but he's handily overruled.
- Would Hit a Girl: Is perfectly willing to beat Carol into unconsciousness when she tries to kill Owen, since he's dead set on redeeming the villain and refuses to break Thou Shalt Not Kill.
- Zen Survivor: By the time of Season 5, he's become this, as said by Word of God.
Portrayed by: Keisha TillisThe wife of Morgan and the mother of Duane. She was infected early on in the outbreak and became a walker. Morgan was unable to put her down and she eventually killed Duane.
- Cute Monster Girl: Because she turned very recently, Jenny looks fairly normal except for the sunken rings around her eyes and the inhuman expression on her face.
- Happily Married: To Morgan, prior to her death.
- It Can Think: In a case of Early Installment Weirdness, her zombified body attempts to use the doorknob.
- Killed Offscreen: Both as a human and as a walker. She died before her first appearance and Morgan finally puts her down sometime before the events of "Clear."
- Named by the Adaptation: She is unnamed in the comic.
- Offing the Offspring: As a walker, she kills her son.
- Posthumous Character: She is already dead by the time Rick encounters her family.
- Staking the Loved One: Morgan's inability to do this to her results in her killing Duane.
- Zombie Infectee: This is how she died.
Portrayed by: Adrian Kali TurnerDuane 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.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Only involved in one episode and referenced in another before we find out that he died.
Hannah and Andrew's Family
Portrayed by: Lilli Birdsell & Melissa CowanHannah 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 zombified 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.
- Mama Bear: The moment her kids are threatened she picks up an axe and goes to town on walker!Judy.
- Named by the Adaptation: The bicycle girl in the comics was never given a name or background.
- The Nth Doctor: Was played by Lilli Birdsell in the pilot and Melissa Cowan in the webisodes.
- Tragic Monster: As the Bicycle Girl Walker.
- White Shirt of Death: Literally and figuratively.
Portrayed by: Rick OttoHannah'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 initial 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.
- Mercy Kill: Is forced to perform one on Palmer in exchange for his guns.
- 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.
Portrayed by: Danielle BurgioAndrew'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.
Portrayed by: Madison LeisleHannah and Andrew's daughter. Hannah entrusts Billy's safety to her at the end of the webisodes.
Portrayed by: Griffin ClevelandHannah and Andrew's son, and the younger brother to Jamie.
Harrison Memorial Hospital
Dr. Gale Macones
Portrayed by: Ellen GreeneA doctor at Harrison Memorial Hospital who encounters Paul and Karina as they seek medical attention.
"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."
- Boom, Headshot: Presumably at the hands of Paul.
- 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 the comatose Rick, who is only able to survive due to her presence. She says the rest of the staff and patients were either killed or fled the hospital.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: She calls zombies "walking bodies."
- 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, however, since she is not there when Rick wakes up, he almost certainly killed her.
Portrayed by: Linds EdwardsLeon 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.
- All There in the Manual: How he became a walker is shown in the flash game Dead Reckoning on the AMC website.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
- Clueless Deputy: Rick even calls him careless and dumb.
- Doomed by Canon: Makes his fate in Dead Reckoning a Foregone Conclusion.
- It Works Better with Bullets/Not with the Safety on, You Won't: Rick tells him both in the pilot. He then racks the slide and presses the slide stop release (because the gun has no safety).
- Mercy Kill: Rick shooting him in the head upon finding his zombified form.
Portrayed by: Rex Maynard LinnPalmer 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.
- Mercy Kill: Forces Andrew to perform one on him.
- 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.
Gary TaylorThe 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.
- All There in the Manual: Only appears in the AMC website flashgame.
- Ambiguous Situation: It is left unclear if he was killed by Walker!Don alongside Leon.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
- Cool Old Guy: Shane thinks so; he gave Shane his first beer.
- Red Herring: It is made to appear as if he is infected, and he even bites Leon, but he is simply panicking.
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Patty TaylorOne 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.
- All There in the Manual: Only appears in the Dead Reckoning flash game.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
- Zombie Infectee: Gets bitten by her zombie boyfriend, and later turns at the police station.