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"Boy there's got a gang, 30 men. They have heavy artillery and they ain't looking to make friends. They roll through here, our boys are dead. And our women, they're gonna wish they were."tA nomadic group of hostile scavengers traveling southward down the east coast. They prey upon other survivors, robbing, raping, and killing them. Originally formed in Philadelphia, they eventually make their way to Georgia, where a small group of them have a bloody encounter with Rick's group before moving on.
— Daryl Dixon
- Adaptation Expansion: The Walking Dead Social Game expands on them a bit. Their leader is a man named Harlan, who believes that reverting to primitive ways will prevent future outbreaks. Sean has a brother named Willie, who goes to search for him after Dave and Tony's group disappears, but he is killed by walkers.
- Apocalypse Cult: They have taken a blood oath and reverted to primitive, tribal ways so as to never experience an apocalyptic outbreak again.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comic.
- Decomposite Character: The group has no comic counterpart, but their role in the story as the Wake-Up Call Boss to introduce the theme of hostile human survivors being more dangerous than the dead was originally possessed by Thomas Richards in the comic.
- Disaster Scavengers: They roam the countryside taking whatever they want by force.
- The Dreaded: Once the group encounters them, they become morbidly afraid of them and for good reason, since they're outnumbered and outgunned.
- Greater-Scope Villain: This group's appearance rocks Rick's group to the core. It's the threat of this much larger, heavily-armed group that becomes a driving force behind the conflict over what to do with Randall for the rest of Season 2.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: They introduce the concept that, in the middle of a global Zombie Apocalypse, other living people are also a genuine threat.
- Karma Houdini:
- Aside from the few members who appear and are killed, the majority of the Living go unpunished for the atrocities they have committed.
- Averted in The Walking Dead Social Game, where a large amount of the group is killed and their leader Harlan is captured by Woodbury and likely executed.
- Knight of Cerebus: While the show was dark before they arrived, it hadn't begun to plumb the depths people could sink to after the end of civilization.
- Mythology Gag: They mention having initially headed towards a refugee camp near Washington, D.C.
- Named by the Adaptation: The Walking Dead Social Game reveals that the group calls itself The Living.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: They call zombies "lamebrains" and "roamers."
- Nothing Is Scarier: Aside from a small group of them consisting of Dave, Tony, Randall, Sean, and Nate, we never see the rest of the Living or their camp. Furthermore, most of their horrific actions are described, not shown, leaving them up to the viewers' imaginations.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: They commit gang-rape.
- The Unfought: Rick's group only ever encounters a five-man scouting party of them.
Portrayed by: Michael ZegenA young man who went to school with Maggie and joined the Living when they got to Georgia. He is captured by Rick's group, forcing them to come to a decision on what to do with him. Shane later frees and kills him, causing him to reanimate and he is put down by Glenn.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Frantically says whatever he can to keep Rick and Shane from pulling the trigger on him.
- Ambiguously Evil: We never quite find out whether he's truly dangerous or not before he's murdered by Shane.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Turns into a walker after Shane snaps his neck, and is put down by Glenn.
- Asshole Victim: Possibly. Depends on if you believe he really was innocent the whole time.
- Blatant Lies: He was lying about knowing where his group was, as he happily complies with Shane's faux request to be brought to them. It's implied that he was telling the truth otherwise.
- Bound and Gagged: How Rick and Shane keep him for most of "18 Miles Out".
- Butt-Monkey: He gets impaled through the leg when he fails jumping off a roof, gets trussed up in a car, left for dead accidentally by Rick and Shane and told repeatedly to shut up by them. Then, he gets tortured by Daryl and nearly executed. And then he gets his neck snapped and becomes a walker.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
- Car Fu: He crushes a walkers head in while driving in "18 Miles Out".
- Motor Mouth: Notes this himself, telling Shane he talks a lot when nervous.
- Neck Snap: How Shane kills him after leading him into the woods.
- Roof Hopping: He tries this and fails spectacularly.
- Saying Too Much: When Daryl is interrogating him, he mentions that his group gang-raped two teenage girls in front of their father, but insists he did not participate. Daryl doesn't believe him.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Randall staying alive is what exacerbates the conflict between Rick and Shane until their eventual breaking point.
Portrayed by: Michael Raymond-JamesA member of the Living from Philadelphia who meets Rick, Glenn, and Hershel in a bar in Georgia in an intense encounter that ends in his death at Rick's hands.
- Boom, Headshot!: He is slower at the quick draw than Rick.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
- Deadpan Snarker: Most of his lines are snarky attempts to get Rick and the others to open up.
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: He's the Good Cop to Tony's Bad Cop. He's polite and talkative, putting Rick, Hershel, and Glenn at their ease. Glenn buys it. Rick and Hershel don't.
- Faux Affably Evil: He is extremely polite in his conversation with Rick, Glenn, and Hershel, but the entire time something seems off about him; he just keeps pushing at Rick's stonewall responses. After Rick refuses repeatedly to take Dave and Tony to their camp, he reveals his true colors and goes for his gun.
- Perma-Stubble: Has a trimmed Beard of Evil-esque one.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in his debut episode not five minutes after being introduced.
Portrayed by: Aaron MunozDave's fatter friend who traveled with him from Philadelphia, Tony is a lot ruder than Dave. He was killed alongside Dave by Rick when they attempted to force him to reveal where his camp was.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
- Coup de Grâce: Rick shoots him once each in the shoulder and gut, then finishes him off with a bullet to the head.
- Fat Slob: Aside from his unkempt look, he pees on the floor in front of everyone!
- Good Cop/Bad Cop: While Dave puts the good guys at their ease, Tony has more of a temper. He's also casually misogynistic and pisses on the floor.
- Jerkass: Unlike Dave, he makes no effort at trying to be friendly.
- Perma-Stubble: See the picture.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: His concern for "cooz" is disturbingly out of place.
- Suddenly SHOUTING!: When he explodes that he'd be willing to kill the trio, Dave steps in to calm the situation, but even Glenn realizes this isn't as casual and friendly as Dave would like it to seem.
- Urine Trouble: It's his inappropriate choice of places to tinkle which drives the point home that he and Dave are probably not good news.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Tony is violent and pees where ever he likes... and that's about all we got of him before Rick takes him out.
Portrayed by: Phillip DeVonaAnother member of Dave's group.
- Bit Part Bad Guy: He is a very minor character that gets into a shootout with Rick, Glenn, and Hershel before fleeing.
- Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics.
- Deadpan SnarkerNate: We're looking for Dave and Tony and nobody checks the damn bar?
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Sean gets shot he decides to abandon him and drive away and calls on Randall. When Randall falls on the gate and his leg gets impaled on a gate, Nate abandons him as well.
- Revenge Before Reason: Unlike Randall and Sean, he wasn't willing to go back to the rest of his group without killing Rick, Glenn, and Hershel for killing Dave and Tony even after Rick explains to him what happened. After Sean got wounded and Walkers began approaching, he decided fleeing was a better idea.
Portrayed by: Keedar WhittleA member of Dave's group who gets killed in the confrontation with Rick, Hershel, and Glenn.
National Guard Group
National Guard Group
Portrayed By: Julio Cesar Cedillo, Gary Weeks, Troy Faruk, Mike Mayhall, Dwayne Boyd, Matthew Austin Murray, Philip Dido, Scott Dale, Bob FisherA small group of National Guardsmen with a large amount of military hardware, including a helicopter. They are killed by the Governor for their supplies.
- Acting for Two: Bob Fisher plays two members of the group. Scott Dale also plays Lou, a member of the Claimers, in Season 4.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Sean reanimates after death and is put down by the Governor. The Woodbury soldiers are kind enough to prevent this from happening to the rest.
- Black Dude Dies First: Sean, who is thrown from the helicopter during the crash and sliced in half by the blades.
- Dangerous Deserter: Averted. They seem pretty friendly.
- Every Helicopter Is a Huey: Their helicopter.
- I Surrender, Suckers: The Governor rides up waving a white flag to lull them into a false sense of security.
- Kill 'em All: Two are killed in a helicopter crash and the other nine are murdered by the Woodbury survivors.
- The Lancer: Corporal Brady serves as this to Lieutenant Welles, running the camp in his absence.
- Once a Season: Their helicopter appears once in each of the first three seasons in "Days Gone Bye," "Beside the Dying Fire," and "Walk With Me."
- Red Shirt: None of them get any characterization and only exist to be killed by the Woodbury survivors.
- Sacrificial Lamb: They die to show the audience what kind of person the Governor is.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: They fled their posts with a lot of gear in tow after an outbreak at the refugee camp they were guarding.
- Small Role, Big Impact: First, Rick follows their helicopter directly into a swarm of walkers, leading to him getting trapped in the tank and meeting the Atlanta survivor camp. Furthermore, this also inadvertently starts up the herd that drives the group off the farm. When the helicopter crashes, it brings Andrea and Michonne into contact with the Woodbury survivors. Then the audience sees the Governor's true nature when he slaughters the remaining soldiers. Finally, the Woodbury army uses their weaponry in their war with Rick's group.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Flying over Atlanta starts up the herd that drives Rick's group off the Greene Family Farm and kills Jimmy and Patricia in "Beside the Dying Fire."
Portrayed By: Julio Cesar CedilloThe leader of the National Guard group. After the helicopter crash, he is taken hostage by Woodbury and later executed.
- A Father to His Men: Is devastated when told that the rest of his group is dead.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: He reanimates after death. At least, his head does.
- Dead Guy on Display: His head winds up in the Governor's aquarium.
- Killed Offscreen: By someone in Woodbury.
- The Leader: Of his group.
- Off with His Head!: His head is cut off, either after death or the cause of it.
- Red Shirt: Gets little characterization.
- Token Minority: The only Latino in his group.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed in his first appearance.
Rockford Tent City Survivors
Portrayed by: Ashley BellKarina is one of two survivors the walker herd attacking the Rockford tent city.
- Accidental Murder: She tells Dr. Gale that during the early days of the Zombie Apocalypse, she shot a man in the woods after mistaking him for a walker and he choked to death on his own blood. When a small girl with the man started screaming, Karina panicked and fled.
- Canon Foreigner: She never appeared in the comics.
- Driven to Suicide: After she thinks Paul died, she decides she doesn't want to be the Sole Survivor of her group and asks Doctor Gale to help her commit suicide with drugs.
- My Greatest Failure: In the above mentioned Accidental Murder, Karina knows that she left that little girl to die alone in the woods, and thinks that she will also die alone as punishment.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: She calls zombies "decays."
- The Promise: Like all members of her group, she swore an oath upon joining that "One lives. All live." The burden of thinking she is the only one left breaks her, and she commits suicide.
- Sole Survivors: She and Paul are the only members of their group to survive the walker attack on their camp. After thinking that Paul has died, Karina decides she doesn't want to be the only one left and commits suicide.
Portrayed by: Wyatt RussellPaul is the other survivor of the walker herd attack on the tent city. He was injured during the attack, causing Karina to desperately search for medical supplies to treat him.
- All There in the Manual: It's revealed he chained the hospital cafeteria doors and painted "DONT OPEN DEAD INSIDE" on them.
- Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics.
- One Steve Limit: Averted: There are three other Pauls in The Walking Dead TV universe: one at Woodbury, a minor character in the Dead Reckoning flash game, and finally, and most importantly, Paul "Jesus" Rovia, the Number Two guy at the Hilltop.
- The Promise: Like all members of their group, he swore an oath upon joining that "One lives. All live." When he discovers that Karina killed herself when she thought he was dead instead of living up to the oath, he is disappointed and angry, but swears to live up to it himself and takes walker!Karina with him.
- Sole Survivors: He and Karina are the only ones who escape the walker attack on their group. He becomes the only survivor after Karina commits suicide.
A group of around thirty survivors living in a makeshift camp in rural Georgia. Martinez founds the group after abandoning the Governor, who eventually finds him and joins the group under the alias "Brian Heriot" along with the Chambler family. He kills Martinez and takes control of the group, using them to attack the prison for a final confrontation with Rick's group that gets all of them killed, including himself.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: One of them, a man in a red plaid jacket, gets shot in the chest by Lizzie Samuels. He later reanimates and is used as a pet walker by Michonne in "After."
- Canon Foreigner: The group never appears in the comic.
- Expy: The camp and some of its residents bear a strong resemblance◊ to the Atlanta survivor camp from Season 1.
- Mildly Military: A number of them have military experience.
- Redshirt Army: The Governor gets them all killed.
- See here.
Portrayed By: Kirk AcevedoMitch is Pete's older brother. He was a tank operator in the army, but abandoned his post with his tank shortly after the Zombie Apocalypse started.
"End of the world don't mean shit when you got a tank."
- Asshole Victim: It's telling that Daryl still killed him after he surrendered.
- Bald of Evil: Which he keeps covered with a military cap.
- Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics.
- Character Death: Daryl shoots him in the chest with a crossbow.
- Dangerous Deserter: Abandoned the military with his tank as soon as the shit hit the fan, and he is willing to kill other survivors to get supplies.
- The Dragon: To Martinez. Becomes one to the Governor after the latter murders Pete.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Averted. At first, he's angered and saddened by Pete's death at the hands of the Governor but he gets over it very quickly and becomes the Governor's dragon.
- Jerkass: He is a total asshole to everybody. He is actually somewhat similar to Merle, but without the redeeming qualities.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He looks genuinely devastated when the Governor tells him that he murdered his brother...but it only takes one monologue for Mitch to forget all about this and become The Dragon to the Governor.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: After Daryl forces him into the open with a grenade rolled down the barrel of the main cannon, detonating inside the tank, Mitch surrenders to him. It doesn't do any good, however.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Mitch is the more violent, jerkass of the two Dolgen brothers.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Wears tank tops and vests, which shows off his muscular build.
- Sociopathic Soldier: He has no problem with murder or theft, stealing a tank when he bailed out on the Army at the first convenient oportunity.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Mitch appears to be one for Merle, as a ruthless Jerkass with a Sibling Yin-Yang type relationship with his more compassionate younger brother. He even becomes The Governor's new Dragon, and ultimately proves to be worse than Merle due to not seeking revenge for The Governor killing his brother.
- Tank Goodness: He was a tank operator in the army, and still has his tank with him at the camp.
Portrayed By: Enver GjokajPete is Mitch's younger brother, and was part of the army like him. He was stationed at Fort Benning before abandoning his post and joining his brother.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: He reanimates after being dumped in a nearby lake by the Governor, with a chain attached to his ankle to weigh him down.
- Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics.
- The Chains of Commanding: Feels them immediately after taking the camp leadership position following the death of Martinez, as he mentions to Brian while the two were having a conversation.
- Dragon Ascendant: He goes from The Dragon (more of the Dragon Their Feet) to the leader in "Dead Weight" after Martinez's death.
- In the Back: Gets it both literally and figuratively in "Dead Weight", courtesy of the Governor.
- Nice Guy: He refuses to kill or steal supplies from other survivors, instead wanting to have them join their group. His attitude ultimately gets him killed, as the Governor sees him as weak.
- Number Two: To Martinez.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Pete is the more level-headed, compassionate of the two Dolgen brothers.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: The reason that he's taken out of power by the Governor, who stabbed him in the back figuratively and literally.
Portrayed By: Juliana HarkavyAlisha was in the army reserve before the Zombie Apocalypse.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Tara, initially.
- Boom, Headshot!: Courtesy of Lizzie.
- Canon Foreigner: She never appeared in the comics.
- Lipstick Lesbian: With Tara.
- Vasquez Always Dies: By far the most combat-proficient of the named females in the Governor's party, and the only one to die.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed in her second episode.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Deconstructed. The children she failed to kill are creepy children who don't think twice shooting her in case she averts this trope.
"See, going it alone, that ain't an option nowadays. Still, it is survival of the fittest. That's a paradox right there. So I laid out some rules of the road to keep things from going Darwin every couple hours. Keep our merry band together and stress-free. All you got to do is claim. That's how you mark your territory, your prey, your bed at night. One word: claimed."A small group of marauders in Georgia led by Joe who come into conflict with the group. They have strict rules about "claiming" supplies and not violating another's claim, under penalty of beatings or even death. When Rick kills one of their own, the group shifts gears to track him down, taking in Daryl, and leading to a brutal confrontation with their target.
- Adaptation Expansion: Their role in the plot prior to "A" is an invention of the show.
- Adaptation Name Change: They are called the Marauders in the comics.
- Asshole Victims: Every single one of them had it coming.
- Canon Foreigner: While Joe, Tony, and Dan correspond to the three Marauders from the comic, Len, Harley, Billy, and Lou do not.
- Disaster Scavengers: They roam around looting abandoned buildings and robbing, raping, and killing survivors.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Not out of any inherent morality, but their rules are all that keep them from tearing each other apart.
- Foreshadowing: It's never brought up, but the Claimers might be the ones responsible for raiding the camp encountered by the Governor and the Dolgen brothers in "Dead Weight" several episodes before their introduction.
- Killed Offscreen: One of them doesn't even survive long enough to appear onscreen. Rick is initially alerted to their presence when he hears this man begging Joe for mercy. He is then killed by Harley.
- Mooks: Harley, Billy, and Lou.
- Named by the Adaptation: All members of the Marauders are nameless characters in the comics.
- Obviously Evil: They dress in black, look particularly rough, all tote impressive weaponry, and casually talk about theft and rape.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: They make several sexist remarks.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Their whole philosophy of taking what you want by calling 'dibs' and the like smacks of stunted emotional growth. Joe in particular acts like a strict parent enforcing rules among chaotic, simple-minded children.
- Red Shirt: Lou, who is killed by Rick in his first scene. Billy as well, who receives zero characterization and then is killed along with the rest of the Claimers.
- Revenge: They track Rick for days just to punish him for killing Lou and setting his reanimated corpse on them. Then again, as Joe says, "we've got nothing but time."
Played By: Jeff KoberThe leader of the Claimers. His search for Lou's killer puts him on a collision course with Rick Grimes, but not before he takes Daryl Dixon under his wing.
"When men like us follow rules and cooperate a little bit, well, the world becomes ours."
- Affably Evil: For a sadistic, murdererous rapist, he's remarkably polite, affable, and fair-minded. He shows patience and fairness towards Daryl when he joins his group at first.
- Age Lift: Several decades older than his comic counterpart.
- Arc Villain: Of the second half of Season 4, though he only menaces Rick, Michonne, Carl, and Daryl before his death.
- Badass Grandpa: As the leader of a gang of vicious killers and opportunists who are younger than him, he pretty much has to be able to kick ass to keep his head attached to his neck.
- Beard of Evil: He has a goatee beard and is deeply evil.
- Berserk Button: Breaking any of his rules, such as lying.
- Bullying a Dragon: Rick's the proverbial dragon. As expected, it gets Joe killed.
- The Cameo: He appears in the "Red Machete" webisodes claiming the red machete that Rick eventually takes from him and uses to kill Gareth.
- Disc-One Final Boss: Of the Season 4 finale. He's killed by the middle of the episode.
- Evil Laugh: Holding Rick at gunpoint and laughing about how he and his friends will kill Daryl, then rape Michonne and Carl, and finally kill him.
- Evil Old Folks: In his 60s and perfectly okay with robbing, raping, and killing outsiders.
- Evil Mentor: Joe is a brutal killer, but he has a soft spot for Daryl and quickly takes him under his wing.
- Evil Virtues: He enforces claiming and honesty to keep his group in order.
- Famous Last Words: "What the hell you gonna do now, sport?"
- Flunky Boss: Rick, Daryl and Michonne fought him alongside his Mooks.
- Grease Monkey: He was a mechanic prior to the outbreak.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Casually and gleefully ordering the execution of Len is ruthless, but it's hard to feel any sympathy for Len.
- The Leader: Of the Claimers.
- Man Bites Man: How he meets his end. Rick tears Joe's throat out with his teeth.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: His rules and his judicious application of them are probably the only reason his group hasn't fallen apart. He also does not punish Daryl for not claiming the rabbit because he's aware Daryl is new. In fact, he even makes sure to hear out what's going on between his group if an argument breaks out.
- Smarter Than You Look: He is far more intelligent than he appears.
- The Social Darwinist: Believes in survival of the fittest, but he also recognizes the fact that people can't survive on their own. This paradox leads him to come up with the practice of "claiming."
- Team Dad: For the Claimers. He's always ready to hear out his friends' arguments and is like their strict parent (given they're a bunch of Psychopathic Manchildren) when smoothing things over. On top of that, he does seem to genuinely care for his men... until they break his rules, that is.
- Tempting Fate: He restrains Rick, has his men do the same to Michonne, Daryl, and Carol. Joe then stares into his eyes, and gloats, "what're you gonna do now, sport?" Rick answers him by biting a huge chunk of his throat out, killing him.
- Would Hurt a Child: Joe is willing to hurt absolutely anyone, and his threat to have Carl raped is one of the (many) reasons that get him killed.
Played By: Marcus HesterA compound-bow wielding jerkass who is barely tolerated by the rest of the Claimers.
"You see the rules of the hunt don't mean jack out here. Now that rabbit you're holdin' is claimed, boy. Claimed whether you like it or not."
- The Archer: He's a proficient archer.
- Asshole Victim: While he was murdered for a petty reason, he clearly had it coming.
- Beard of Evil: Has a beard and is obviously evil.
- Canon Foreigner: Doesn't appear in the comic.
- Didn't See That Coming: Clearly didn't expect Joe to spot him trying to frame Daryl.
- Dirty Cop: What he was before the outbreak.
- Establishing Character Moment: Choking Tony unconscious simply to sleep in his bed.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Despite Joe's claim that they don't have to be brothers in arms, all of the Claimers generally seem to get along, except for Len.
- Hate Sink: He exists mainly to show that yes, people are capable of being jerks for no reason what so ever.
- Hoist by Their Own Petard: Tried to frame Daryl for stealing his rabbit half but instead Joe has the group punish him for lying because he saw him do it. The result? He gets killed.
- Hypocrite: Nearly starts a fight with Daryl when he said he "claimed" the rabbit. Joe points out he hardly knew that himself.
- Jerkass: Chokes out group members for beds, and calls dibs on taking Daryl's jacket when the marauders first encounter him. He also shoots and calls dibs on a rabbit Daryl is about to kill before taunting him about why he is acting all depressed.Len: You know, I bet there's a bitch, got you all messed up, am I right? Got you walking around here like a dead man, you just lost yourself a piece of tail, must've been a good'un'. Tell me something, was it one of the little'uns? 'Cause they... don't last too long out here.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: The recipient of one that results in his death for trying to frame Daryl.
- The Rival: To Daryl.
Played By: Davi JayThe only Claimer who sees Rick's face during their initial encounter.
"Don't worry. You'll get yours."
- Ambiguously Brown: Due to actor Davi Jay's ethnicity.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: Subverted. He never gets to do anything remotely badass, and even gets beaten by Len for a bed.
- Beard of Evil: Like the rest of the group. Combines it with Perma-Stubble.
- Boom, Headshot!: With his own gun, thanks to Michonne.
- The Dark Chick: He never gets to do anything particularly heinous.
- Race Lift: His comic counterpart is white.
- Token Minority: He's the only nonwhite Claimer.
- Would Hit a Girl: Slaps Michonne when she tries to grab his gun and makes it clear that he plans on raping her.
Played By: Keith BrooksAn overweight pedophile and member of the Claimers.
"Stop your squirming."
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Inverted. His comic counterpart looks like a methhead, while Dan is greasy, hairy, and overweight.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Pleads with Rick to spare his life to no avail.
- Ascended Extra: A mild example; he had little to no dialogue before "A", but he becomes the most prominent asshole of the group when he attempts to rape Carl.
- Asshole Victim: Even more so than the other members of his group. He was planning on raping Carl, so it's okay to admit that you cheered when Rick brutally stabbed him to death.
- Attempted Rape: On Carl. Once he's done, he's planning to rape Michonne next.
- Bald of Evil: Not completely, but balding.
- Beard of Evil: Like most of his companions.
- The Berserker: His actor described him as an "attack dog" who doesn't slow down one bit when given an order.
- Death By A Thousand Cuts/Gutted Like a Fish: Oh boy, Rick surely takes his time to stab him repeatedly for attempting the above.
- Evil Laugh: While trying to rape Carl. He's clearly enjoying it.
- Fat Bastard: Overweight and a child rapist.
- Human Shield: When Rick kills Joe and turns the table on the Claimers, he tries to use Carl as one, but his nerve fails when the blood-soaked Rick stomps towards him and he lets him go.
- Oh, Crap!: This is his reaction when Rick rips Joe's throat out with his teeth, and he realizes that Rick isn't someone to be messing with.
- Too Dumb to Live: After the rest of his gang is killed and he's holding Carl at knifepoint, he loses his nerve and lets him go. Holding Rick's son hostage is the only chance he had at getting out of there alive.
- Would Hurt a Child: Punches Carl and drags him out of a car before attempting to rape him.
Played By: JD EvermoreJoe's second-in-command.
"These are the guys that killed Lou so we got nothin' to talk about."
- Ax-Crazy: He is one of the most vicious members of the group. Harley is first heard being given permission to finish off one of their group in "Claimed," and is shown having claimed Len's bow in "Us," implying that he killed him as well.
- Beard of Evil: Same as most of his companions.
- Boom, Headshot!: Courtesy of Michonne.
- The Dragon: Appears to be this to Joe.
- Team Killer: He is responsible for the deaths of two Claimers who broke the rules and had to be taught all the way, and attempts to do it again to Daryl.
Played By: Eric MendenhallAnother member of the Claimers.
Played By: Scott DaleAnother member of the Claimers whose death at Rick's hands spurs their respective groups into conflict.
- Red Shirt: Rick strangles him with a rifle sling in his first scene.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He dies without even getting a line but his death causes the Claimers to start tracking Rick's group out of revenge.
- Villainous Friendship: Seems to have been on good terms with the other Claimers, who attempt to avenge his murder, and both Joe and Harley express their anger over this.
Portrayed By: Benedict Samuel, Jesse C. Boyd, Alec Rayme, Elena Sanchez, Labrandon Shead, Lance Tafelski, Duke Jackson, Casey Hendershot, othersA predatory group of survivors in the Washington area, who engage in sacking and murdering other groups or individuals and the collection and mutilation of walkers to employ them as weapons and traps.
- Adaptation Expansion: Compared to the Scavengers, they receive quite a bit of buildup.
- Adaptation Name Change: They are the TV show version of the Scavengers, a smaller and more generic group from the comics.
- Adaptational Badass: They are a much bigger threat than the Scavengers from the comics. The Scavengers never got past the gate of Alexandria and were all massacred because they were Too Dumb to Live. However, the Wolves easily breach Alexandria and succeed at killing a few civilians. Some of them even get away... though only to get killed by Rick.
- Adaptational Villainy: The Scavengers were a gang of thugs willing to use violence to survive. The Wolves actively seek out groups to torture and kill - and kill in gruesome manners - or make into zombies.
- Animal Motif: Savage Wolves.
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: As we see in Alexandria, their preferred method of assault involves running up to people and slashing them or hacking them to death.
- Ax-Crazy: They slaughter and destroy entire communities, seemingly For the Evulz.
- Blue and Orange Morality: Based on the conversation with Morgan, they carve or paint the "W" as a symbol of the belief that humans evolved from wolves, and that the zombie apocalypse is just a return to their natural state. The rant a captured Wolf gives Morgan about how they are freeing their victims, before being killed by Carol, also indicate this trope is at play.
- Broad Strokes: Compared to other villainous groups like the Claimers and the Hunters (post-Terminus), the Wolves have by far the least in common with their comic counterparts.
- Brought to You by the Letter "S": Members paint a "W" on their forehead with mud or blood or carve it.
- Calling Card: Walkers with a carved W on their forehead, dismemberment of walkers, and messages to the effect of "Wolves Not Far".
- Carved Mark: They carve "W" on every walker they get their hands on. It's pretty weird. All of them have also carved the "W" (or simply drawn with their hacked up victim's blood) on their own foreheads.
- Combat Pragmatist: They have systems of using walkers as weapons with varying sophistication. It ranges from a semi trailer filled with walker heads that will fall on anyone who opens it, to a sophisticated system of pulleys that will open four trucks full of walkers if any of their doors are touched. In the latter they use lights and loud music to lure the walkers back into the trap after it's activated.
- In their first on-screen appearance, one distracts Morgan while another sneaks up behind and attempts to lop his head off.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Have a tendency to do this to their victims.
- Curbstomp Battle: Two of their leaders suffer one from Morgan in "Conquer" and ALL of them who go up against Carol suffer this fate.
- Decomposite Character: The show later introduces another group called the Scavengers, who are in more of a True Neutral territory than the Chaotic Evil of the Wolves.
- Disaster Scavengers: The roam around the Virginia countryside attacking settlements.
- Disc-One Final Boss: For all the buildup, they only attack Alexandria once in Season 6. Even though they launch a savage attack on Alexandria, taking several, if Red Shirt, lives in the process, and cause a herd to swarm the exteriors of Alexandria, nevertheless they are defeated, with the surviving attackers getting killed by Rick. Owen, their leader, manages to remain a minor antagonist into the midseason premiere, but the threat he poses is diminished considerably.
- The Dreaded: Averted. Rick's group find warnings of the Wolves in Shirewilt Estates, the barn, and finally in the canned food factory but they don't pay them much attention.
- Equal-Opportunity Evil: Male or female, black, white, or Hispanic, all are equally savage, barbaric, and inhuman.
- Fairy Tale Motifs: Two Wolves hunt down and kill a guy wearing a red poncho with hood.
- For the Evulz: They tortured a woman tied naked to a tree before leaving her to turn, then a few days later killed Red Poncho Guy just for the kick of it. Later, they gleefully ravage Alexandria and messily butcher its residents while laughing their asses off.
- Hero Killer: Downplayed since they ultimately never take the life of anyone remotely important, but they do slaughter Bit Characters Shelly Neudermyer, Erin, Holly, Mikey, and Natalie Miller, along with numerous other background Alexandrians and put a major dent in the natives' pride and sense of security.
- Hope Crusher: Since they destroy safe zones For the Evulz, then it's very likely they enjoy destroying the happiness of others.
- Greater-Scope Villain: In the second half of Season 5. They remain unseen until the finale and Rick's group has yet to directly confront them, but their presence is hinted at throughout the season.
- Kick the Dog: They kill Red Poncho Guy for no reason.
- Kill 'em All: By the midpoint of Season 6 they are completely wiped out except for their leader Owen, the majority of them having been killed by Carol in the Alexandria battle and the rest being gunned down by Rick. As of "No Way Out," Owen has been killed as well.
- Knife Nut: Their traditional weapon appears to be knives and other stabbing utensils. Carol quickly figures out that the Wolves are only using edge weapons out of necessity and would use guns if they had them. This is hinted at when Morgan first encounters the Wolves and the pistol they had was empty, and later when the Blonde Wolf quickly pockets a pistol off of a dead Alexandrian when escaping the Safe Zone.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: When Morgan informs the Wolves they're outnumbered and outgunned, the remaining Wolves immediately retreat.
- Lack of Empathy: They do not care about who they kill.
- Laughing Mad: They cackle like hyenas after killing people.
- Mugging the Monster: Two of them try to rob and kill Morgan armed with only knives. They get beaten with a stick as a lesson.
- No Name Given: The only ones to receive names are minor Red Shirt "Aphid" and their leaders Owen and Edward, whose names were only revealed via Word of God.
- Outside-Context Problem: The Wolves are the first malevolent force that Rick's group encounters upon entering the Washington area. Rick's inner circle becomes aware of their presence, but Alexandria is completely unaware until they're literally trying to burn down their doorstep.
- Redshirt Army: Almost none of the Wolves are given any character and only exist as a group of barbarians attacking innocent safe zones.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: Their M.O. with other settlements, based on what they did to Noah's home of Shirewilt Estates and the tied and naked zombified woman found by Daryl and Aaron. And what they do to Alexandria.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Their attack is brief but deadly and their membership is quickly wiped out, but their attack on Alexandria is a major part of a chain of events that finally inspires the town to become effective and capable survivors.
- Shout-Out: Their practice of carving the letter "W" onto their forehead is similar to the Manson Family, whose members carved "X"s on their foreheads during their murder trial.
- The Sociopath/ Sadist: Apparently so. They murder innocents without batting an eyelid. It's all fun and games for them.
- The Spook: The scariest part about them is that we know nothing about them. Why do they dismember and murder random people? Why are they creating a giant walker herd?
- Took a Level in Dumbass: They go from cunning, Nothing Is Scarier Trap Masters in Season 5 to a Chaotic Evil Horde of savages whose only tactic is the Zerg Rush in Season 6.
- Tragic Villain: The Blond Wolf implies in "JSS" that they didn't choose to become murderous psychopaths who ravage communities unprovoked.
- Trap Master: They are capable of crafting some truly deadly traps.
- Unknown Rival: During Season 5, the only character they faced was Morgan and only he, Daryl, and Aaron learn of their existence by the end of the season. In Season 6, Rick is aware of their presence, but the Wolves mount a massive assault on Alexandria that leaves many survivors dead.
- Villain Ball: None of the Wolves bring guns to assault Alexandria. Apparently, they only use knives and stabbing weapons when attacking enemies since they get a rush out of slowly butchering their prey. This proves to backfire on them, when the guards in Alexandria start fighting back with their ranged armory.
- Justified, in that they don't have guns to attack with. Any guns and bullets they accumulate, they tend to use up quickly in their battles which means they are reduced to melee weapons most of the time.
- Villain Decay: They were originally implied to be dangerously intelligent trap masters who successfully tore down safe zones For the Evulz and once considered a serious threat towards Rick and his people. When they finally appear, they're nothing more than stupid brutes who rush in hacking and slashing people, failing to kill a single major character and getting wiped out entirely by the competent survivors.
- Would Hit a Girl: They once tortured a girl before leaving her tied to a tree for the walkers to consume. Also, many of the people who they killed in Alexandria were untrained, middle-aged women.
- Would Hurt a Child: They have no qualms about attacking children.
- Zerg Rush: They assault enemies in higher numbers in order to have an advantage. Considering their Wolf motif, its unsurprising that they have a strength in numbers approach and hunt in a pack. Somewhat deconstructed in that since all of them take part in the assault on Alexandria, they're all killed and the survivors are quickly picked off, wiping them out.
- Zorro Mark: The letter W that they mark on themselves and anyone they kill.
Portrayed By: Benedict SamuelsThe assumed leader of the Wolves. He encounters Morgan when he arrives in the Washington area but fails to kill him. During a routine check-up of his group's walker trap, he discovers photos of the peaceful, walled Alexandria and plots for an assault on the community.
"You know, the first settlers here, they put bounties on wolves' heads. Brought the natives into it. Made them hunt 'em. Didn't take 'em too long to kill them all. They're back now."
- Adaptation Name Change: His comic counterpart was named Derek, though Owen's actual name is only revealed through Word of God.
- Adaptational Villainy: He's far more sadistic and dangerous than his comic book counterpart, Derek, who doesn't even get to set foot inside Alexandria.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: He's shot in the chest by Carol and is later put down by Morgan.
- Arch-Enemy: To Morgan. They fight twice and his presence forces Morgan to question his own newfound Thou Shall Not Kill philosophy. Morgan is ultimately the one to put down the reanimated Owen.
- Ax-Crazy: Though he's more Faux Affably Evil about it.
- Bait the Dog: Pretends to be affected by Morgan's story before telling him how he is still going to slaughter the remaining Alexandrians.
- Barbarian Longhair: He has long black hair.
- Beard of Barbarism/Beard of Evil: A psychotic murderer with no empathy and a short, sparse beard.
- Big Bad Ensemble: The massive herd of walkers heading toward Alexandria is the main threat in the first half of Season 6, but Owen serves as the most prominent human antagonist alongside the much less threatening Ron.
- Brutal Honesty: Makes no bones about the fact that if Alexandria wants to be safe from him, they'll have to kill him.
- Butt-Monkey: Gets his ass handed to him by Morgan both times they fight.
- Character Death: Is killed by Carol in "No Way Out" after getting bitten.
- Combat Pragmatist: He tries to distract Morgan while the Blonde Wolf sneaks up behind him to stab him in the head. In "Start to Finish" he knocks out Morgan by hitting him in the head while he's distracted and then makes sure to take Denise as a hostage so he can exit his cell without being killed.
- Death Equals Redemption: Kind of. It's ambiguous how much he really changes, but over the course of "No Way Out" he develops a protective stance towards Denise. After being shot by Carol, he still saves Denise from a walker before dying.
- Decomposite Character: He and Jadis of the Scavengers are both technically counterparts of Derek from the comics.
- Disc-One Final Boss: He lasts longer than the rest of his group, but is killed in the ninth episode of the season by Carol.
- Expy/Composite Character: He has several similarities with Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers in the first story arc after the Time Skip in the comics, which was happening concurrently with his first appearance. Both are Faux Affably Evil sociopaths who believe the zombie apocalypse to be an improvement because it has forced humans to abandon civilization and revert to their true nature as animalistic predators. Functionally, he fills the same role as Derek, as the cocky and violent leader of a group of raiders whose encounter with Alexandria definitively proves to its residents that Humans Are the Real Monsters and also causes them to be surrounded by a herd of walkers.
- Faux Affably Evil: He strikes up a conversation with Morgan, covering missing movies, local history, and how much he enjoys chatting with new people. He quickly makes it clear that he wants to rob, kidnap, and kill Morgan. In "Here's Not Here" he cheerfully explains to Morgan how he is going to kill him and all the residents of Alexandria (including the children).Owen: So... I know I'm probably going to die, but if I don't, I am going to have to kill you, Morgan. I'm going to have to kill every person here. Every one of them. The children, too. Just like your friend Eastman's children. Those are the rules. That’s my code. I'd say I'm sorry, but you said it, right? Don't ever be sorry.
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: He warms up to Denise a bit in "No Way Out", but is killed before anything comes of it.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gets himself bitten saving Denise from a walker, but dies a bit later and from Carol, not the bite.
- Lack of Empathy: A given for someone in a group as sadistic as his own, but a standout scene has to be his response to Morgan's story. He simply mocks both him and Eastman and says he is still going to kill everyone in Alexandria.
- Last Episode, New Character: For Season 5.
- The Leader: Implied to be one for the Wolves. He's credited as "Wolves Leader" in his second appearance. The fact that the Blonde Wolf, later seen leading a group of four other Wolves, is subordinate to him in their first appearance, as well as the fact that he says he accelerated their attack on Alexandria to find himself medicine for his infection supports this notion.
- No Name Given: His name, Owen, was only revealed after his death.
- No-Sell: He is completely unaffected by Morgan's story about why he chose to stop killing people, and only responds with a promise that he will kill Morgan and everyone else in Alexandria.
- Not Afraid to Die: Not exactly a Death Seeker, but the prospect of being killed doesn't faze him in the least. He even encourages Morgan and Carol to do so.
- Not Quite Dead: Appears to have been killed by Morgan in "JSS", but the end of "Here's Not Here" reveals that he was just knocked out and locked in one of the houses.
- Omnicidal Maniac: He wants to kill everyone.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Goes out of his way to keep Denise alive in "No Way Out", as he needs her medical attention.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Some of his mannerisms are almost childlike, making him even creepier.
- Redemption Rejection: After Morgan tells Owen how he found redemption and believes that Owen can save himself as well, Owen insists that if he doesn't die, he will kill Morgan and the Alexandrians, even the children.
- Sadist: An even more prominent example than the rest of his group. He gleefully admits in "Start to Finish" that taking Denise as a hostage isn't necessary; it's obvious he just likes to cause pain and suffering whenever he can. He does later admit he needs Denise for her medical expertise, so it's not wholly just to cause suffering.
- Sinister Scythe: He's armed with a sickle during the raid on Alexandria.
- Slasher Smile: Has a very unsettling one.
- Sole Survivor: He is the last surviving Wolf by the end of the third episode of Season 6, until he is killed in the midseason premiere, putting an end to the Wolves.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Even when trying to kill people, he always seems unshakably calm and polite, with his normal speaking voice being very slow, shaky, and not much louder than a whisper.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Derek is killed during his group's attack on Alexandria. On the show, Owen survives for a while longer than this.
- Ungrateful Bastard:
- Even though Morgan spared his life twice, he still intends to kill Morgan and everyone in Alexandria unless Morgan kills him.
- Morgan goes out of his way to defend Owen from being killed, even knocking out Carol when she tries to do so. He still knocks out Morgan and takes Denise as a hostage the first chance he gets.
- Weapon for Intimidation: He threatens Morgan with an empty gun, instead using a knife to try and kill him.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies without much of a backstory.
- Wicked Cultured: He is a local historian and movie buff.
- Would Hurt a Child: Emphasizes to Morgan that he will kill the children in Alexandria.
- Zombie Infectee: Gets bit while protecting Denise.
Portrayed by: Jesse BoydA prominent member of the Wolves. He and his leader fail to kill Morgan upon his arrival in Washington but discover signs of a nearby, flourishing community ripe for the taking.
"We didn't choose."
- Ax-Crazy: He revels in bloodshed and violence, like his fellow Wolves.
- Beard of Evil: Has grown a full and unkempt one by his second appearance.
- Boom, Headshot!: How Rick takes him out when he tries to kill him.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
- The Dragon: Appears to be this to Owen.
- Last Episode, New Character: For Season 5.
- No Name Given: His name is only revealed through Word of God.
- Tragic Villain: He implies in "JSS" that he and his fellow Wolves didn't choose to become the dangerous psychopathic predators they ultimately became.
- Underestimating Badassery: He likely thought that Rick, alone and injured in his RV, would be easy prey. This proves to be a fatal mistake.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: We don't learn much of anything about him before Rick kills him.
"Red Jacket Wolf"
"Red Jacket Wolf"
Portrayed By: Alec RaymeA Wolf who is killed by Carl.
Portrayed By: Elena SanchezA Wolf who is killed by Carol.
"Shaved Head Wolf"
"Shaved Head Wolf"
Portrayed By: Labrandon SheadA Wolf who is captured by Morgan before being killed by Carol.
"We're freeing you. People don't belong here anymore."
- Bald of Evil: He was credited as "Shaved Head Wolf" after all.
- Boom, Headshot!: How Carol kills him, even after Morgan has taken him prisoner.
- Knife Nut: He tries to kill Father Gabriel with one.
- Scary Black Man: He is one of the most disturbing Wolves, and seems to almost be in a trance.
- Straw Nihilist: Believes that humans have no place in the world anymore.
"Black Bearded Wolf"
"Black Bearded Wolf"
Portrayed By: Lance TafelskiAn axe-wielding Wolf who challenges Morgan before being killed by Carol.
"Quick… or slow? [...] Gonna be slow."
- Ax-Crazy: He has the highest on screen body count during the Wolves’ raid on Alexandria.
- An Axe to Grind: He wields an axe.
- Barbarian Longhair: His hair reaches down to his shoulders.
- Beard of Barbarism/Beard of Evil: A shaggy black one.
- The Brute: One of the biggest Wolves seen.
- Character Death: Stabbed in the torso by Carol.
- Worthy Opponent: He seems to regard Morgan as one, offering him a quick death.
Portrayed By: Duke JacksonA hooded Wolf who Carol kills and impersonates.
- Badass Longcoat: Carol uses it to impersonate him.
- Badasses Wear Bandanas: Two of them, which conveniently hide most of his face.
- Character Death: Carol stabs him in the head.
- Dead Person Impersonation: Carol kills Aphid and wears his clothes to slaughter his fellow Wolves.
- Knife Nut: He wields a large blade that he uses to fatally wound Erin.
- The Nameless: Inverted. He is one of only two Wolves to be named (the other being their leader Owen), and the only one whose name is spoken on the show.
Portrayed By: Casey HendershotA Wolf who is fatally wounded by Carol and later reanimates.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: He disappears after being shot during the Wolves raid, only to reappear as a walker several episodes later.
- Evil Redhead: He's a Wolf with red hair, including his Beard of Evil.
- Instant Death Bullet: Averted. He's shot twice by Carol, but is able to escape and find somewhere comfortable to die.
- Molotov Cocktail: He uses one to kill an Alexandria guard.
- Oh, Crap!: When Carol suddenly guns down his companion and points an automatic rifle on him.
- There's No Kill Like Overkill: Carol shoots him twice with an automatic rifle and he later bleeds to death. After reanimating, Deanna goes crazy on his corpse with a broken bottle before he is finally put down by Rick with a knife to the head.
Portrayed By: Pollyanna McIntosh, Sabrina Gennarino, Thomas Francis Murphy, Gino Crognale, Cory Jones and others
"Things grow harder. We open cans, sometimes inside's rotten. Time's passed. Things are changing again. So maybe we change."A group of neutral survivors based at a large junkyard.
- Adaptational Badass: Downplayed, but they are still more formidable than their Too Dumb to Live comic counterparts and poise a serious threat to the group in the season 7 finale.
- Adaptational Heroism: They team up with Alexandria as opposed to fighting it like in the comics. Subverted in the season 7 finale, which reveals that they allied with the Saviors behind Rick's back, becoming just as villainous as their comic counterparts.
- Adaptational Intelligence: They show more intelligent strategic thinking than their Too Dumb to Live comic counterparts.
- Cannon Fodder: They bear by far the majority of the casualties on the villainous side during the battle in the Season 7 finale.
- Commune: After the apocalypse, they came together to form a group in which they believe they are the paint on the canvas of the new world.
- Crazy Homeless People: Definitely have this vibe going on with their soiled clothing, dirty appearance, and the fact that they all live in a junkyard. It is later revealed this is a façade they play up to intimidate outsiders.
- Decomposite Character: They share the name with the Scavengers from the comic books, who had already been adapted for the show as the Wolves.
- Disaster Scavengers: They live in a junkyard and scavenge for supplies. It is later revealed they are deliberately playing up the trope.
- Down in the Dumps: They have made their home in a large landfill which they have heaped up to create a warren of tunnels. It is later revealed this is just a cover and that they actually live in regular dwellings and even have engines.
- Enemy Mine: They form an uneasy alliance with Rick to combat the Saviors. They actually ended up striking a more profitable deal with the Saviors. Later, they do another deal with Rick to fight the Saviors in exchange for a fourth of their supplies.
- Evil All Along: When the Saviors arrive at Alexandria for a battle, the Scavengers reveal that they betrayed Rick to Negan in exchange for supplies.
- Foreshadowing: Jadis tells Rick and Michonne that the firearms they brought them 'aren't enough.' Later it turns out most anything the Alexandrians can give them isn't enough, since The Saviors can offer them more.
- Heel–Face Revolving Door: In their first appearance they agree to an alliance with Alexandria. In the Season 7 finale they're revealed to have made a deal with the Saviors instead, and betray Rick, killing a few of his people. In Season 8, following many casualties, a desperate Rick goes to them once again hoping to restart their alliance, and after some haggling, they agree to join him in a raid on the Sanctuary... only to immediately flee when the Saviors open fire. When Simon confronts them later in the season after having learned of their triple-cross, they seemingly go back to a partnership with the Saviors. Simon isn't having any of it, though.
- Hidden Elf Village: They aspire to be one, hidden away from the rest of the world within their trash heaps. They even literally resemble generic Dark Elves.
- Hipster: Their characterization seems to be based on the stereotype: odd speech patterns, sense of irony, wearing dark, punk clothing, riding bicycles for transportation, and doing sculptures out of metal in their spare time.
- It's All About Me: They side with The Saviors because of the potential benefits for themselves and don't give a crap about what happens to the other communities the Saviors have subjugated.
- Kill 'em All: As of "The Lost and the Plunderers", all of them except for Jadis have been massacred by Simon and his crew.
- Laser-Guided Karma: They betray the Alexandrians to The Saviors, only to find themselves on the losing end of a battle against the combined Alexandrian-Hilltop-Kingdom forces.
- Ludicrous Gibs: After the Saviors massacre all of her remaining followers, Jadis leads them into a trash compactor and grinds them into pink slime.
- The Millstone: Their helpful contributions to the war against the Saviors are limited to betraying Alexandria to the Saviors, foiling their plot to assassinate Negan, and killing several residents. When Rick makes a new deal with them, they abandon him immediately during a Savior attack and flee. Outside of their "alliance," the only other things they've onscreen done are abducting Gabriel and robbing the Alexandria pantry, forcing Rick to fight an armored walker, and imprisoning Rick and forcing him to fight another armored walker.
- No Bikes in the Apocalypse: Averted. They make use of bicycles to get around.
- Obfuscating Insanity: Their bizarre speech patterns, uniform clothing, and generally strange behavior are a conscious choice, partially to throw outsiders off balance and partially for mysterious socio-artistic reasons.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: They seem fairly stupid, but they have actually rigged up solar panels to provide power to their home and are also apparently capable of piloting a helicopter.
- Opportunistic Bastard: They sell out the moment The Saviors offer them a bigger, more guaranteed cut. In Season 8, Rick gets them to betray the Saviors.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: They make it clear that they aren't friends with Alexandria, but they are willing to help them combat the Saviors to steal their supplies. They turn on the group in the season 7 finale in order to get even more supplies from Negan himself.
- The Quiet One: Most of the barely even speak.
- Token Evil Teammate: They are the only morally questionable group in the Alexandria-Hilltop-Kingdom alliance and turn on them.
- True Neutral: Their In-Universe stance. Exemplified by their motto: "We take. We don't bother." Their alliance keeps switching between Alexandria and the Saviors because ultimately they don't want anything to do with either group and just want to be left alone.
- Ungrateful Bastard: They betray the Alexandrians with the weapons Rick gave them.
Portrayed By: Pollyanna McIntoshThe leader of the Scavengers. Her group kidnaps Gabriel for taking supplies they had been watching over, and upon hearing of the Saviors, agree to a deal with Rick to fight them in exchange for guns. However, it was all a ruse, as Jadis allies the Scavengers with the Saviors.
- Abhorrent Admirer: She's attracted to Rick, who is understandably taken aback by this due to her excentric persona.
- Adaptation Name Change: Going along with the Gender Flip, Jadis doesn't sound anything like Derek, the original leader of the group in the comics.
- A Day in the Limelight: Gets a lot of focus in "The Lost and the Plunderers", which deals with her grief over the deaths of all her people.
- Adaptational Personality Change: She's pretty much nothing like the comic book Scavenger leader Derek.
- Broken Bird: Jadis is completely heartbroken by Simon murdering her family and then Rick coldly rebuffing her. She ends up furiously and stoically taking Negan captive at gunpoint, likely incorrectly (but understandably) assuming that he was the one who ordered the deaths of her people.
- Decomposite Character: She and Owen of the Wolves are technically both counterparts of Derek from the comics.
- Eccentric Artist: She is a nudist hipster avant garde cult leader who enjoys abstract sculpture and painting. In "The Lost and the Plunderers," she reveals that the Scavengers as a group were also a large-scale art project and attempt to restart society away from the rest of the world.
- Gender Flip: The comic book Scavenger leader was originally a guy named Derek, but Jadis is the leader of the group here.
- Given Name Reveal: In "Wrath", she reveals to Morgan that her name is not in fact Jadis, but Anne.
- Heel–Face Turn: After the war with Negan ends, she takes up Rick's offer to leave the junkyard and move into Alexandria.
- Humiliation Conga: A tragic and extreme example: she watches her entire group get killed, has Rick refuse to save her, and then is forced to lead her reanimated family into a disposal. She ends up a broken woman.
- In-Name-Only: She has absolutely zero similarities to the original Scavengers leader Derek and is a different character entirely.
- Moving the Goalposts: Jadis is a fan of intense haggling, and tends to push hard to get what she wants. It doesn't work with Rick, and it really doesn't work with Negan.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Punches Simon as retribution for the deaths of Brion and Tamiel, leading to all her people being massacred.
- Shout-Out: Her name is one to Jadis, the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia. Given what she reveals about the community's deliberately staged weirdness, and later the revelation that her real name is Anne, it might be this in-universe too.
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: To the alliance against the Saviors.
- Sole Survivor: The rest of the Scavengers are killed by Simon and his crew in "The Lost and the Plunderers", leaving her as the only survivor. She is understandably heartbroken by this.
- Strange-Syntax Speaker: She doesn't use the word "I". When her group is killed, she drops it, as there's no point in continuing it.
- Woman in White: She wears a white dress after the demise of her entire community.
Portrayed By: Sabrina GennarinoA member of the Scavengers.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Reanimated after being shot by Simon. Jadis puts her down by luring her into a massive grinder.
- Character Death: Shot in the chest by Simon in "The Lost and the Plunderers."
- Co-Dragons: She and Brion both serve as lieutenants to Jadis.
- Feet-First Introduction: She is first introduced in "Hearts Still Beating," though only her boots are seen.
Portrayed By: Thomas Francis MurphyA member of the Scavengers.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Reanimated after being shot by Simon. Jadis puts him down by luring him into a massive grinder.
- Character Death: Shot in the chest by Simon in "The Lost and the Plunderers."
- Co-Dragons: He and Tamiel both serve as important lieutenants to Jadis.
- Evil Old Folks: He's fairly old, and he's a member of the villainous Scavengers.
Portrayed By: Anja AkstinA member of The Scavengers.
- Boss in Mook Clothing: She's just a random henchwoman, but she is an absolute monster when it comes to laying a smackdown. Farron gives Michonne the most savage beatdown she's ever experienced, and Michonne tends to fight in close combat.
- Destination Defenestration: Michonne kills her by throwing her off a the balcony.
- Gender Flip: According to the actress, Farron is the TV Show counterpart of Connor, a member of the Saviors who is killed by Andrea in the same manner as Farron in the equivalent storyline in the comics.
- See his character page here.
Portrayed By: Russ ComegysA hitchhiker encounter by Rick, Carl, and Michonne on the road. He is the original owner of the orange backpack.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Pleads with the survivors to stop and let him into the car. They don't.
- Brick Joke: This is basically what his storyline amounts to.
- Crazy-Prepared: Comes back to bite him, literally. He might've outrun the walkers if he hadn't been weighed down by frying pans and other assorted gear.
- Devoured by the Horde: His ultimate fate.
- Iconic Item: His orange backpack, which survives far longer than he does until its' confiscated by Terminus.
- Killed Offscreen: He dies sometime between the beginning and the end of the episode, but we never see it.
- One-Shot Character: Only appears in the episode "Clear."
- Red Shirt: His only purpose is to show how cold the survivors have become.
Portrayed By: Kerry CondonClara is an Irish survivor who became stuck in Georgia with her husband Eddie after the airports were shut down. She encounters Rick in the Season 4 premiere, asking for help getting food to her walker husband.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Due to the trauma of zombie apocalypse and losing her husband
- And Then John Was a Zombie: She reappears in "Too Far Gone", now a walker, and part of a herd that invades the ruined prison after being lured by the sound of gunfight and tank shots.
- Canon Foreigner: She never appeared in the comics.
- Continuity Nod: The walker Clara appears in several blink-and-you-miss-it shots for several episodes after the prison falls.
- Driven to Suicide: She stabs herself in the stomach after failing to kill Rick to feed to her walker-head husband, unable to live with the things that she and her husband have done to survive and wanting to become like him.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Due to suffering starvation and probably illness
- Eternal Love: In a twisted way. Not only does she want to feed the undead head of her husband, she then takes her life to be like him.
- Expy: She may have been influenced by The Stranger from The Walking Dead game, who also lost his mind after losing his loved ones in the woods, and spoke to their zombified head in a bag.
- Ill Girl: It is clear she's suffering from undernourishment and the effects of being forced to eat even rotten food.
- Sanity Slippage: She has clearly become unhinged, as Rick discovers when her husband is just his decapitated walker head.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed in her first appearance.
Portrayed By: Brina PalenciaA girl Rick and Carol found hiding in a house while they were looking for medical supplies. She's quite inexperienced with walkers and has managed to stay unusually optimistic with the help of her boyfriend Sam. They are on the verge of joining Rick's group when they are attacked by walkers, and Ana is quickly killed and eaten thanks to her badly healed leg.
- Bury Your Disabled: Her leg didn't heal well after she got trampled, meaning if she was ever chased by walkers, she wouldn't make it very far, so this combined with the fact that Rick was hesitant to add more people to the group made it unlikely that she was going to last long after leaving the house she was hiding in.
- Canon Foreigner: She never appeared in the comics.
- Cute Clumsy Girl: Due to her badly-healed leg.
- Devoured by the Horde/Killed Offscreen: Rick and Carol finds her badly-healed leg severed from her body and the rest of her being devoured by walkers.
- Kill the Cutie: Ana, who is as cute as Rory gets eaten in her first appearance.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Takes six shots just to kill one walker.
- Love Interest: For Sam, who saved her after she was trampled.
- The Pollyanna: For someone trying to survive the zombie apocalypse with a bum leg, she's oddly optimistic.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in the same episode she was introduced.
Portrayed By: Robin Lord TaylorA boy Rick and Carol find with a dislocated arm who was hiding out with his girlfriend Ana. He's unusually trusting and optimistic. After losing Ana to walkers and losing contact with Rick and Carol, he embarks on a quest to find sanctuary at Terminus, only to end up butchered by the community of cannibals, his faith in humanity proven horribly, horribly wrong in his final moments.
- Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: After being captured by Terminus, he gets his head bashed in by an aluminum bat, and then gets his throat slit and bleeds out into a trough.
- The Cutie: Like his girlfriend, he's unusually optimistic and trusting.
- Hero of Another Story: He evidently went on an adventure to find Terminus after Ana was killed. However...
- Shoot the Shaggy Dog: It's rendered meaningless when he's brutally killed by the Terminus butchers only a few seconds after reappearing.
- Kill the Cutie: He's slaughtered like a pig by the Terminus residents in the opening scene of Season 5.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: He and Ana call zombies "skin-eaters."
- Sacrificial Lamb: The very first casualty of Season 5. As an added Gut Punch he's killed only a few seconds after making his reintroduction.
- Slashed Throat: After being hit in the head by a bat, a Termite cuts his throat over a trough.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome/Back for the Dead: He's the first casualty of Season 5, having been captured and then slaughtered like a pig by Terminus during the opening. Rick recognizes him and is unable to help him.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Oddly, he claims to like people more now in the Zombie Apocalypse, instead of being mistrustful or weary of them like most other survivors. Considering his fate, he should've thought better.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: He seems to believe that the apocalypse brings out the best in people. Terminus proves him wrong the hard way.
Portrayed By: John Carroll LynchA survivor who Morgan encountered after leaving King County.
"We're not built to kill. We don't have claws, fangs or armor. Vets, they came back with PTSD. That didn't happen because we're comfortable with killing. We're not. We can't be. We feel. We're connected."
- Actual Pacifist: He swore a solemn vow to not kill another living thing, even in self-defence. Although this trope is downplayed in that he will fight if he's forced to, his emphasis on Aikido means that even when defending himself he's usually just minimizing harm to his opponents in favor of simply redirecting their attacks away from himself.
- The Aloner: His only companion after the death of his family was a goat, Tabitha.
- The Atoner: As penance for allowing a man to starve to death in a cell, he now adheres to Thou Shalt Not Kill.
- Bald of Awesome: Mostly bald and can definitely kick ass.
- Berserk Button: The one time he actually gets visibly pissed off with Morgan's initial self-destructive behavior is when he breaks a painting his late daughter did.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Eastman was a a caring, gentle father and husband who could see the good in just about everyone. When one of his patients murdered his family, he locked him in a cell and watched him starve to death for over 40 days.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
- Combat Medic: He was a forensic psychiatrist before the apocalypse, and can also handle himself in combat thanks to his skill in aikido.
- Dark and Troubled Past: It's nothing new for The Walking Dead, admittedly. Though, unlike most others, his tragedy took place before the Zombie Apocalypse.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has a dry wit to him.
- Death by Origin Story: The origin story in this case being the origin of Morgan's current ideology.
- The Determinator: When the apocalypse started, he trekked through thirty miles of walker infested territory back to his house just so he could find the framed drawing his daughter had made for him.
- Driven to Suicide: Implied to have shot himself in the head - or maybe had Morgan do it - after he's bitten.
- Face Death with Dignity: Accepts his fate with remarkable grace after getting bitten. He even tells Morgan that he's "ready" to die.
- Friend to All Living Things: The philosophy of aikido doesn't just apply to humans. Eastman is a vegetarian and even has a pet goat named Tabitha. When she is eaten by walkers he is clearly devastated.
- Heroic Sacrifice: When Morgan freezes up while fighting a walker, Eastman pushes him out of the way and gets bitten.
- Hero of Another Story: He received more characterization and backstory (and an incredibly interesting one at that) than many characters who had more appearances than him.
- Magical Negro: Inverted with Morgan.
- Martial Pacifist: He was the one who taught Morgan how to fight, but not kill, his enemies.
- The Mentor: To Morgan, helping him recover from his grief and insanity, and also training him in aikido.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Ends up getting bitten by a walker when saving the life of his protegé Morgan.
- Nice Guy: One of the most genuinely good people in the entire series.
- Posthumous Character: Only appears in the flashback episode "Here's Not Here", and is dead by the end of it.
- The Social Expert: Seeing as he was a forensic psychiatrist before the apocalypse, he is fantastic at reading people and finding out what makes them tick.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only ever appears in one episode, though everything that Morgan does from Season 5 on would not have happened without his intervention. It is very likely that Daryl and Aaron would have died had Morgan not happened across them in "Conquer," though everything after that point would be pure conjecture.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: He's where Morgan got his mindset from Season 5 onward.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: A kind, thoughtful person even after the Zombie Apocalypse. Naturally, this means he gets killed.
- Tragic Keepsake: A rabbit's foot that his daughter gave to him, and he passes it on to Morgan when he's dying.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Subverted in that while he dies in his first and only appearance, he's heavily fleshed out and is a major character in said episode.
- White Shirt of Death: Was wearing a white shirt when he got bitten.
- Zombie Infectee: Gets bitten on the abdomen by a walker, and either killed himself or was given a Mercy Kill by Morgan because of it.
Portrayed By: Kevin Patrick MurphyThe leader of a small community of survivors based in a library dominated by the Saviors. When his group began rebelling against the Saviors, they struck back and wiped out every survivor in the Library besides him. Simon tortured and beat him, and used him to show the Alexandrians what could befall them should they not submit to Negan once he hangs him and leaves him to turn.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: While being beaten and tortured, all he can do is beg for mercy even though he clearly knows it won't work.
- Character Death: Dies in the season 6 finale.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Tortured and beaten by a gang of Saviors, getting spray-painted on, and ultimately hung without a Mercy Kill is no pleasant way to go.
- Last Episode, New Character: First appears in the season 6 finale.
- Make an Example of Them: He's a victim of this, as Simon uses him to demonstrate the Saviors' wrath should Rick not submit.
- Mercy Kill: Averted. He is simply hung, and the Alexandrians can't spare the bullets to put him out of his misery, and Rick encounters his severed head on the ground while scavenging for his axe.
- No Name Given: Only credited with the incredibly generic title "Male Survivor". Talking Dead gives us the much more catchy title "The Last Librarian."
- Off with His Head!: Rick clings to his body to get off the RV, and his weight causes the decomposing walker's body to split at the neck.
- Posthumous Character: He makes much more of an impact upon his death and during his time as a walker, in and out of universe.
- Sacrificial Lamb: He's introduced solely to show what happens to communities who rebel against the Saviors, and his death was seen at the final roadblock the group encounters, really showing how dire their situation is. In the following episode, Negan specifically takes Rick to his undead corpse to show him up close and personal.
- Sole Survivor: Of his group for about a day before he's killed.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in his first appearance.
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Portrayed By: Avi NashA survivor encountered by Rick and Carl while out on a run. When Carl visits him again he decides to recruit him into Alexandria. He eventually offers his medical expertise at Hilltop.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: In the comics he was introduced after the Time Skip following All-Out War; here, he makes his debut during the war.
- Adaptational Curves: His comic counterpart is quite muscular unlike his TV counterpart. This doesn't stop him from killing walkers though.
- The Atoner: He feels terribly for his inadvertent role in Carl's death, and tries to make amends to Rick and Michonne by trying to give the boy painkillers to ease his suffering. He now intends to carry on Carl's legacy.
- Combat Medic: Was a medical resident prior to the outbreak, and has killed his fair share of walkers. 237 and counting to be exact. He also later participates in the final battle against the Saviors.
- In-Name-Only: At this point, seems to be quite different from his comic counterpart, what with being introduced during All-Out War instead of after the timeskip, having a much slimmer, disheveled appearance, and no supposed history with Michonne in any way.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Develops one with Carl as they bond over the loss of their mothers in the apocalypse.
- It's All My Fault: Seems to have this feeling about his role in Carl's infection and eventual death.
- The Medic: With the death of the Kingdom's doctor in "Do Not Send Us Astray", he is presumably the only survivor in any of the communities with medical expertise. Later, Rick asks him to save Negan's life after slashing the Savior leader's throat.
- Nice Guy: He's a good man through and through, quickly forming a friendship with Carl and offering his medical expertise once the surviving group arrives at Hilltop.
- Religious Bruiser: Is very devoted to his faith, quoting the Quran occasionally such as in his monologue to Carl. Doesn't stop him from being capable of killing walkers.
- Token Minority: Played with: Siddiq is the first Arab-American protagonist to appear on the show. Arat, however, has the distinction of being the first Arab-American character overall.