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!!Characters from the [[LiveActionAdaptation television show]] ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' who don't fit on any of the bother character pages:

!!Due to the AnyoneCanDie nature of the show and quickly moving plots, only spoilers from the current/most recent season will be spoiled out to prevent entire pages of whited out text. These spoiler tags will be removed upon the debut of the following season, and the character bios will be updated then as well. If you have not seen the first five seasons read at your own risk!


!The Living

[[folder:In General]]

->''"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."''
-->-- '''Daryl Dixon'''

A 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.
* AdaptationExpansion: ''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.
* ApocalypseCult: They have taken a blood oath and reverted to primitive, tribal ways so as to never experience an apocalyptic outbreak again.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comic.
* DecompositeCharacter: The group has no comic counterpart, but their role in the story as the WakeUpCallBoss to introduce the theme of hostile human survivors being more dangerous than the dead was originally possessed by Thomas Richards in the comic.
* DisasterScavengers: They roam the countryside taking whatever they want by force.
* GreaterScopeVillain: 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.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: They introduce the concept that, in the middle of a global ZombieApocalypse, other living people are also a genuine threat.
* KarmaHoudini: 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.
* KnightOfCerebus: While the show was dark before they arrived, it hadn't begun to plumb the depths people could sink after the end of civilization.
* MythologyGag: They mention having initially headed towards [[Characters/TheWalkingDeadTVShowAlexandriaSurvivors a refugee camp near Washington, D.C.]]
* NamedByTheAdaptation: ''The Walking Dead Social Game'' reveals that the group calls itself [[http://walkingdead.wikia.com/wiki/The_Living The Living.]]
* NotUsingTheZWord: They call zombies "lamebrains" and "roamers."
* NothingIsScarier: 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.
* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: They commit gang-rape.
* TheUnfought: Rick's group only ever encounters a five-man scouting party of them.

!!Randall Culver
[[caption-width-right:300:''"I'm just some guy."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Michael Zegen

A 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.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Frantically says whatever he can to keep Rick and Shane from pulling the trigger on him.
* AmbiguouslyEvil: We never quite find out whether he's truly dangerous or not before he's murdered by Shane.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Turns into a walker after Shane snaps his neck, and is put down by Glenn.
* AssholeVictim: Possibly. Depends on [[AmbiguouslyEvil if you believe he really was innocent]] the whole time.
* BlatantLies: He was lying about knowing where his group was, as he happily complies with Shane's faux request to be brought to them.
* BoundAndGagged: How Rick and Shane keep him for most of "18 Miles Out".
* ButtMonkey: 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.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* CarFu: He crushes a walkers head in while driving in "18 Miles Out".
* MotorMouth: Notes this himself, telling Shane he talks a lot when nervous.
* NeckSnap: How Shane kills him after leading him into the woods.
* RoofHopping: He tries this and fails spectacularly.
* SayingTooMuch: 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. [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Daryl doesn't believe him]].
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Randall staying alive is what exacerbates the conflict between Rick and Shane until their eventual breaking point.
* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks that telling Rick and Shane that he knows Maggie means that they'll spare him due to the connection and a sense of empathy. Actually it makes the argument that they should kill him even more convincing, as that means he knows where the farm is.

[[caption-width-right:300:''"...ain't nobody's hands clean in what's left of this world."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Michael Raymond-James

A 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.
* BoomHeadshot: He is slower at the quick draw than Rick.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* DeadpanSnarker: Most of his lines are snarky attempts to get Rick and the others to open up.
* GoodCopBadCop: 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.
* FauxAffablyEvil: 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.
* PermaStubble: Has a trimmed BeardOfEvil-esque one.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies in his debut episode not five minutes after being introduced.

->'''Portrayed by:''' Aaron Munoz

Dave'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.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* CoupDeGrace: Rick shoots him once each in the shoulder and gut, then finishes him off with a bullet to the head.
* FatSlob: Aside from his unkempt look, he pees on the floor in front of everyone!
* GoodCopBadCop: 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.
* PermaStubble: See the picture.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: His concern for "cooz" is disturbingly out of place.
* SuddenlyShouting: 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.
* UrineTrouble: It's his inappropriate th of places to tinkle which drives the point home that he and Dave are probably not good news.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: 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 [=DeVona=]

Another member of Dave's group.
* BitPartBadGuy: He is a very minor character that gets into a shootout with Rick, Glenn, and Hershel before fleeing.
* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* DeadpanSnarker
-->'''Nate:''' ''We're looking for Dave and Tony and nobody checks the damn bar?''
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: 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.
* RevengeBeforeReason: 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 Whittle

A member of Dave's group who gets killed in the confrontation with Rick, Hershel, and Glenn.
* BitPartBadGuy: His entire role is giving Hershel someone to shoot.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* DevouredByTheHorde: Nose first.
* GangstaStyle: He shoots his gun like this, which may have saved Glenn's life.

!Prison Survivors

[[caption-width-right:300:''"I mean, I like my pharmaceuticals, but I ain't no killer!"'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Lew Temple

Axel is a two-bit criminal imprisoned for armed robbery with a water pistol. He was trapped in the prison after the ZombieApocalypse began, where he was pushed around by Tomas and Andrew, causing him to be relieved when Rick's group arrived. He joins the group after Oscar kills Andrew and saves Rick. He is murdered by the Governor during the first Woodbury assault on the prison.
* AdaptationalHeroism: Lacked his comic counterpart's perverted tendencies.
* AdaptationalWimp: His comic counterpart is ''TheBigGuy'' of the prison survivors.
* ADeathInTheLimelight: In "Home", he gets a lot of focus and some backstory revealed before being shot in the head by the Governor.
* AintTooProudToBeg: After Rick kills Tomas and ([[NotQuiteDead supposedly]]) Andrew for attempting to murder him, Axel begs Rick to spare his life, claiming that he isn't dangerous and was only imprisoned due to his prescription drug addiction. The last part was a lie, since he had been arrested for armed robbery (albeit with a water pistol) and he was trying to seem non-threatening.
* BoomHeadshot: Courtesy of the Governor, much like his comic counterpart.
* BulletproofHumanShield: Becomes this after his death, with Carol being forced to take cover behind his corpse. It works surprisingly well.
* CasanovaWannabe: Begins to flirt with Beth because he believes she's the only single straight woman of the group. After Carol tells him to back off and that she's not a lesbian -- Axel thought she was one [[AssociationFallacy because of the short hair]] -- he instantly begins to hit on her. She casually rejects him.
* TheChewToy: Was mercilessly bullied by Tomas and Andrew before Rick's group showed up, although Oscar stood up for him before that.
* DeadpanSnarker: After joining Rick's group has shades of this.
* DeathByAdaptation: In the comics, Axel was the first casuality during the Governor's 2nd attack on the Prison. Here, he's killed right at the very start of the first attack.
* GreaseMonkey: Mentions to Daryl that he could help give the motorcycle a tune up. Also tries to get the Prison generators working.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Mistakes Carol for a lesbian because [[AssociationFallacy she has short hair]].
* KilledMidSentence: He is shot in the head by the Governor while he and Carol are in a middle of conversation.
* MauveShirt: The show teases he will become a member of the group. He's then killed during the first raid the Governor makes against the Prison
* NervousWreck: Although this does not stop him from volunteering to help rescue Glenn and Maggie after they get captured by Woodbury.
* NiceGuy: He spends most of "Sick" attempting to get Rick's group and his fellow prisoners to get along. It really doesn't work, although he and Oscar do manage to earn the groups trust later.
* NonActionGuy: He admits that guns make him nervous, and that when he robbed a store he just used a water pistol.
* PluckyComicRelief: Most of his scenes tend to involve him being put down or having awkward conversations with other survivors.
* RedOniBlueOni: The talkative, emotional red to Oscar's calm, quiet blue.
* ShipTease: With Carol. Emphasis on 'tease'.
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: Gets shot in the head by the Governor out of nowhere.
* TokenWhite: To the prisoner survivors.
* VerbalTic: "You follow me?"

[[caption-width-right:300:''"I ain't never pleaded for my life, and I ain't about to start now. So you do what you gotta do."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Vincent Ward

Oscar is a prisoner who was forced to go along with Tomas' leadership of the prison survivors. He was in prison for breaking and entering and had a wife and kids. He joined the group after killing Andrew and saving Rick. Oscar is killed in the middle of Season 3 after helping rescue Glenn and Maggie from Woodbury.
* AnAxeToGrind: While clearing the prison, he used an axe as his main weapon.
* BaldOfAwesome: He proves to be a useful and brave member of the group, unlike [[LovableCoward Axel]].
* BigDamnHeroes: Throws a barrel at Andrew (who is fighting Rick) and then shoots him in the head.
* TheBigGuy: After joining the group.
** BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: And he is the second one to suffer it in the Season 3 as well.
* BlackBestFriend: He and Big Tiny shares this role to Axel. Although between them, he seems to play the trope straighter.
* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics. However, his appearance is quite similar to that of Dexter.
* CharacterDeath: He's shot in the back by a Woodbury soldier.
* DefiantToTheEnd: While he isn't killed, Oscar refuses to make a case for his life to Rick after Tomas and (supposedly) Andrew were killed for trying to murder and attack Rick. He states that he has never begged for his life before and won't do it now.
* JackOfAllStats: Has better agility than [[MightyGlacier T-Dog]], but, while still strong, didn't match his strength and toughness.
* MauveShirt: He gets a little background and a few personality traits before being killed off.
* NiceGuy: He's a reasonable man, and selflessly risks his life to save Glenn and Maggie. Axel mentions that before meeting up with Rick's group Oscar used to always stand up for him when Tomas and Andrew tried to push him around.
* TheQuietOne: He tends to remain pretty quiet in most group discussions.
* RedOniBlueOni: Calm, quiet blue to Axel's talkative, emotional red.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Of another BaldOfAwesome African-American.
* ThrowABarrelAtIt: He tosses a barrel at Andrew to prevent him from attacking Rick.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Hope you get some slippers in the afterlife Oscar.

->'''Portrayed by:''' Markice Moore

Andrew is Tomas' right hand man. He is killed by Oscar after luring a large number of walkers into the prison in an attempt to kill Rick's group.
* AdaptationalBadass: He may be a scumbag, but give the man credit: he survived being locked in close quarters with a bunch of walkers and caused utter chaos for the survivors before going mano-a-mano with Rick. It's more than his comic counterpart ever came close to achieving.
* AdaptationalVillainy: He's ''far more'' dangerous in this incarnation, making his comic counterpart pale in comparison.
* AnAxeToGrind: When he attacks Rick and Oscar in the generator room he has a big axe as his weapon.
* BatterUp: He uses a bat as his main weapon when fighting walkers.
* BlackBestFriend: To Tomas.
* BoomHeadshot: At the hands of Oscar.
* DevouredByTheHorde: This was heavily implied to be his fate after Rick locks him in a courtyard with a bunch of walkers, though it is averted when he shows up a couple episodes later orchestrating his revenge.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: For the first half of Season 3.
* TheDragon: To Tomas, being the only prisoner to follow his orders without protest.
* DragonAscendant: Proves to be far deadlier than Tomas, managing to survive near-certain death, orchestrating a Walker attack on the prison that leads to two major character deaths, and even holding his own in a fight against Rick.
* FriendToPsychos: It looks like Tomas was the weapon that Andrew aimed at the rest of the prison, judging by the rather devastating intellect displayed under FromNobodyToNightmare.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: See the trope below, but Andrew, who just appeared to be Tomas' lackey, managed to cripple the group to the point of being a HeroKiller.
* HeroKiller: It was Andrew's plan to destroy their security that directly and indirectly leads to the deaths of two notable Atlanta survivors.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Trusts Oscar to be on his side and shoot Rick, after Oscar had just thrown a barrel at him.
* MoeGreeneSpecial: When he actually does die, Oscar kills him by shooting him in the eye.
* NotQuiteDead: Is believed to be dead after Rick locks him in a courtyard full of walkers but he turns up alive in Killer Within, with disastrous consequences.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: In his first appearance initially seems like nothing more than a lackey for Tomas, taking an ineffectual swing at Rick and presumably getting himself killed as a result. The next time he's seen is after surviving getting locked in the courtyard full of walkers, and unleashes a horde of them on the heroes, and holds his own in a one-on-one fight against Rick.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Apparently dies for it, although he comes back two episodes later and dies anyway.
* SpannerInTheWorks: Ruins the safety of the prison, which was formerly almost entirely safe. Setting off the alarms has lured even more walkers to the prison's surrounding area.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Subverted in "Killer Within". Specifically, he survived being KilledOffscreen as in the comics, but he was killed shortly upon his return.
* TooDumbToLive: Great job running off into the darkness unarmed, mate. Amazingly, he survives and wrecks havoc on the survivors.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Tomas, for some reason. It could be that he shared the relationship with Tomas that his comic counterpart had with Dexter.

[[caption-width-right:350:''"Shit happens."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Nick Gomez

Tomas is the leader of the prisoners, having held a position of authority even before the ZombieApocalypse. He does not take kindly to Rick taking charge of the prison. He is killed by Rick after attempting to kill him.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Thomas Richards is an unfit and balding man in the comics. Here, he is given a fit and badass appearance similar to the Governor's comic counterpart.
* AdaptationalBadass: Thomas Richards is an ActionSurvivor at best, while Tomas can kick ass if he needs to be.
* AdaptationNameChange: To complement the RaceLift.
* AxCrazy: After Big Tiny is infected, Tomas immediately takes his pickaxe and destroys his head, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill hitting it over and over until there is nothing left.]] Everyone else is extremely freaked out by this.
* AssholeVictim: Is killed by Rick after trying to slice him with a machete, and after failing that, throwing a walker onto him.
* CompositeCharacter: His role in the story best resembles Dexter, while his appearance matches the comic version of the Governor and his name is the Spanish equivalent of Thomas Richards.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[CompositeCharacter Both]] of his prisoner counterparts were able to stick long enough in the comics, while he didn't even last a single episode excluding his last minute appearance in the the previous one.
* {{Expy}}: His appearance is similar to the Governor's comic book rendition, while his role as the most antagonistic prisoner (with an ally in Andrew) is similar to comic book's Dexter.
* GangBangers: Implied to have been a gang member prior to being imprisoned.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's antagonistic and rude to Rick's group from the moment he's introduced.
* IronicEcho: "Shit happens." In record time, too.
* TheLeader: Of the prison survivors.
* RaceLift: Tomas' comic counterparts Thomas Richards and Dexter are white and black, respectively.
* StarterVillain: For Season 3. He's dead by episode 2.
* PowerfulPick: He uses a small pickaxe as his main melee weapon.
* TattooedCrook: Has numerous tattoos covering his body and is likely incarcerated for a violent crime, given how AxeCrazy he is.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: He thinks he can push Rick and his crew around, despite having seen the number of walkers they wasted taking the prison. Then he tries to kill Rick and tells him that "shit happens". The machete to his head by Rick was really the only way that situation was going to end.

[[folder:Big Tiny]]
!!Big Tiny
->'''Portrayed by:''' Theodus Crane

Big Tiny is the muscle of the prison survivors who was serving a fifteen year sentence before the ZombieApocalypse.
* TheBigGuy: The producers described him as the "muscle" of the prison survivors...
* BigGuyFatalitySyndrome: ...which doesn't do him much good when he freaks out fighting walkers.
* BlackBestFriend: Although he and Oscar share the role to Axel, the latter two seem to be more closer.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Aside from being the first inmate to die, he's also the first living casualty of Season 3.
* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* CharacterDeath: After being bitten, Tomas brutally murders him.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: He expresses concern for his mother after learning of the walker apocalypse.
* GentleGiant: He's pretty soft-spoken and nice despite his huge, intimidating size and strength.
* IronicNickname: "Tiny" is anything but.
* MightyGlacier: During the prison group's first fight scene, he notably attacks more slowly than all of them yet delivers the most damage to the walkers he's fighting. Too bad that's his only fight scene.
* NiceGuy: He seemed to be a pretty decent guy and was never hostile to Rick unlike Tomás and Andrew.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: For the brief time he's on screen, he's only ever addressed by his nickname.
* RedShirt: Gets almost zero characterization before being killed.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies halfway through his first episode.
* ZombieInfectee: He gets scratched by a walker while clearing the prison, causing Tomas to kill him.

!National Guard Group

[[folder:In General]]
!!National Guard Group
->'''Portrayed By:''' Julio Cesar Cedillo, Gary Weeks, Troy Faruk, Mike Mayhall, Dwayne Boyd, Matthew Austin Murray, Philip Dido, Scott Dale, Bob Fisher

A small group of National Guardsmen with a large amount of military hardware, including a helicopter. They are killed by the Governor for their supplies.
* ActingForTwo: Bob Fisher plays two members of the group. Scott Dale also plays Lou, a member of the Claimers, in Season 4.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: 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.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Sean, who is thrown from the helicopter during the crash and [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe sliced in half]] by the blades.
* DangerousDeserter: Averted. They seem pretty friendly.
* EveryHelicopterIsAHuey: Their helicopter.
* ISurrenderSuckers: The Governor rides up waving a white flag to lull them into a false sense of security.
* KillEmAll: Two are killed in a helicopter crash and the other nine are murdered by the Woodbury survivors.
* TheLancer: Corporal Brady serves as this to Lieutenant Welles, running the camp in his absence.
* OnceASeason: Their helicopter appears once in each of the first three seasons in "Days Gone Bye," "Beside the Dying Fire," and "Walk With Me."
* RedShirt: None of them get any characterization and only exist to be killed by the Woodbury survivors.
* SacrificialLamb: They die to show the audience what kind of person the Governor is.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: They fled their posts with a lot of gear in tow after an outbreak at the refugee camp they were guarding.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: 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.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: 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."

[[folder:Lt. Welles]]
!! Lieutenant Welles
->'''Portrayed By:''' Julio Cesar Cedillo

The leader of the National Guard group. After the helicopter crash, he is taken hostage by Woodbury and later executed.
* AFatherToHisMen: Is devastated when told that the rest of his group is dead.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: He reanimates after death. At least, his head does.
* DeadGuyOnDisplay: His head winds up in the Governor's aquarium.
* KilledOffscreen: By someone in Woodbury.
* TheLeader: Of his group.
* OffWithHisHead: His head is cut off, either after death or the cause of it.
* RedShirt: Gets little characterization.
* TokenMinority: The only Latino in his group.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed in his first appearance.

!Rockford Tent City Survivors

->'''Portrayed by:''' Ashley Bell

Karina is one of two survivors the walker herd attacking the Rockford tent city.
* AccidentalMurder: She tells Dr. Gale that during the early days of the ZombieApocalypse, 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.
* CanonForeigner: She never appeared in the comics.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:After she thinks Paul died]], she decides she doesn't want to be the SoleSurvivor of her group [[spoiler:and asks Doctor Gale to help her commit suicide with drugs]].
* MyGreatestFailure: In the above mentioned AccidentalMurder, Karina knows that she left that little girl to die alone in the woods, and thinks that she will also die alone as punishment.
* NotUsingTheZWord: She calls zombies "decays."
* ThePromise: Like all members of her group, she swore an oath upon joining that "One lives. All live." [[spoiler: The burden of thinking she is the only one left breaks her, and she commits suicide]].
* {{Sole Survivor}}s: She and Paul are the only members of their group to survive the walker attack on their camp. [[spoiler:After thinking that Paul has died, Karina decides she doesn't want to be the only one left and commits suicide]].

[[folder: Paul]]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Wyatt Russell

Paul 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.
* AllThereInTheManual: It's revealed he chained the hospital cafeteria doors and painted "DONT OPEN DEAD INSIDE" on them.
* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted: There are two other Paul's in ''The Walking Dead'' TV universe: one at Woodbury, and the other a minor character in the ''Dead Reckoning'' flash game.
* ThePromise: Like all members of their group, he swore an oath upon joining that "One lives. All live." [[spoiler: 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 Survivor}}s: He and Karina are the only ones who escape the walker attack on their group. [[spoiler: He becomes the only survivor after Karina commits suicide]].

!Martinez's Group

[[folder:In General]]
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.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: 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."
* CanonForeigner: 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.
* MildlyMilitary: A number of them have military experience.
* RedshirtArmy: The Governor gets them all killed.

See [[TheWalkingDeadTVShowWoodburySurvivors here]].

!!Mitch Dolgen
[[caption-width-right:300:''"What we want is what you got."'']]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/KirkAcevedo

-->''"End of the world don't mean shit when you got a tank."''

Mitch is Pete's older brother. He was a tank operator in the army, but abandoned his post with his tank shortly after the ZombieApocalypse started.
* AssholeVictim: It's telling that Daryl still killed him ''after he surrendered''.
* BaldOfEvil: Which he keeps covered with a military cap.
* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* CharacterDeath: Daryl shoots him in the chest with a crossbow.
* DangerousDeserter: 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.
* TheDragon: To Martinez. Becomes one to the Governor after the latter murders Pete.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: 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 [[TheDragon dragon]].
* {{Jerkass}}: He is a total asshole to everybody. He is actually somewhat similar to Merle, but without the redeeming qualities.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: 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 TheDragon to the Governor.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: 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.
* SiblingYinYang: Mitch is the more violent, jerkass of the two Dolgen brothers.
* SleevesAreForWimps: Wears tank tops and vests, which shows off his muscular build.
* SociopathicSoldier: He has no problem with murder or theft, [[DangerousDeserter stealing a tank when he bailed out on the Army at the first convenient oportunity]].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Mitch appears to be one for Merle, as a ruthless {{Jerkass}} with a SiblingYinYang type relationship with his more compassionate younger brother. He even becomes The Governor's new [[TheDragon Dragon]], and ultimately proves to be worse than Merle due to not seeking revenge for The Governor killing his brother.
* TankGoodness: He was a tank operator in the army, and still has his tank with him at the camp.

!!Pete Dolgen
->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/EnverGjokaj

Pete 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.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: He reanimates after being dumped in a nearby lake by the Governor, with a chain attached to his ankle to weigh him down.
* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: 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.
* DragonAscendant: He goes from TheDragon (more of the DragonTheirFeet) to the leader in "Dead Weight" after Martinez's death.
* InTheBack: Gets it both literally and figuratively in "Dead Weight", courtesy of the Governor.
* NiceGuy: 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.
* NumberTwo: To Martinez.
* SiblingYinYang: Pete is the more level-headed, compassionate of the two Dolgen brothers.
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: The reason that he's taken out of power by the Governor, who stabbed him in the back figuratively and literally.
%% * TallDarkAndHandsome
* TokenGoodTeammate: He refuses to steal supplies from another camp of survivors.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed shortly after he was introduced.

[[folder: Alisha]]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Juliana Harkavy

Alisha was in the army reserve before the ZombieApocalypse.
* ActionGirl: She was army reserve. Goes DarkActionGirl in "Too Far Gone".
%% * AloofDarkHairedGirl
* BelligerentSexualTension: With Tara, initially.
* BoomHeadshot: Courtesy of Lizzie.
* CanonForeigner: She never appeared in the comics.
* LipstickLesbian: With Tara.
* VasquezAlwaysDies: By far the most combat-proficient of the named females in the Governor's party, and the only one to die.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed in her second episode.
* WouldntHurtAChild: Deconstructed. The children she failed to kill are [[CreepyChild creepy children]] who don't think twice shooting her in case she averts this trope.

!The Claimers

[[folder: In General]]

->''"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''."''
-->-- '''Joe'''

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.
* AdaptationExpansion: Their role in the plot prior to "A" is an invention of the show.
* AdaptationNameChange: They are called the Marauders in the comics.
* {{Asshole Victim}}s: Every single one of them had it coming.
* CanonForeigner: While Joe, Tony, and Dan correspond to the three Marauders from the comic, Len, Harley, Billy, and Lou do not.
* DisasterScavengers: They roam around looting abandoned buildings and robbing, raping, and killing survivors.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: 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.
* KilledOffscreen: 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.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: All members of the Marauders are nameless characters in the comics.
* ObviouslyEvil: They dress in black, look particularly rough, all tote impressive weaponry, and casually talk about theft and rape.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: They make several sexist remarks.
* PsychopathicManchild: 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.
* RedShirt: 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."

[[caption-width-right:300:''"Why hurt yourself when you can hurt other people?"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JeffKober

-->''"When men like us follow rules and cooperate a little bit, well, the world becomes ours."''

The 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.
* AgeLift: Several decades older than his comic counterpart.
* ArcVillain: Of the second half of Season 4, though he only menaces Rick, Michonne, Carl, and Daryl before his death.
* BadassGrandpa: 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.
* BeardOfEvil: He has a goatee beard and is deeply evil.
* BerserkButton: Breaking any of his rules, such as lying.
* BullyingADragon: Rick's the proverbial dragon. As expected, it gets Joe killed.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Of the Season 4 finale. He's killed by the middle of the episode.
* EvilLaugh[=/=]EvilGloating: Holding Rick at gunpoint and laughing about how he and his friends will kill Daryl, then rape Michonne and Carl, and finally kill him.
* EvilOldFolks: In his 60s and perfectly okay with robbing, raping, and killing outsiders.
* EvilMentor: Joe is a brutal killer, but he has a soft spot for Daryl and quickly takes him under his wing.
* EvilVirtues: He enforces claiming and honesty to keep his group in order.
* FamousLastWords: "What the hell you gonna do now, sport?"
* FauxAffablyEvil: For a sadistic, murdererous rapist, he's remarkably polite, affable, and fair-minded.
* FlunkyBoss: Rick, Daryl and Michonne fought him alongside his {{Mook}}s.
* GreaseMonkey: He was a mechanic prior to the outbreak.
* HiddenDepths: He is far more intelligent than he appears.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Casually and gleefully ordering the execution of Len is ruthless, but it's hard to feel any sympathy for Len.
* TheLeader: Of the Claimers.
* ManBitesMan: How he meets his end. Rick tears Joe's throat out with his teeth.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: 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.
* TheSocialDarwinist: 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."
* TeamDad: 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 [[PsychopathicManChild Psychcopathic 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.
* WouldHurtAChild: 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 Hester

-->''"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."''

A compound-bow wielding {{jerkass}} who is barely tolerated by the rest of the Claimers.
* TheArcher: He's a proficient archer.
* AssholeVictim: While he was murdered for a petty reason, he clearly had it coming.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a beard and is obviously evil.
* CanonForeigner: Doesn't appear in the comic.
* DidntSeeThatComing: Clearly didn't expect Joe to spot him trying to frame Daryl.
* DirtyCop: What he was before the outbreak.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Choking Tony unconscious simply to sleep in his bed.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: 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.
* HateSink: He exists mainly to show that yes, people are capable of being jerks for no reason what so ever.
* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: 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.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: The recipient of one that results in his death for trying to frame Daryl.
* TheRival: To Daryl.

->'''Played By:''' Davi Jay

-->''"Don't worry. You'll get yours."''

The only Claimer who sees Rick's face during their initial encounter.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Due to actor Davi Jay's ethnicity.
* BadassesWearBandanas: Subverted. He never gets to do anything remotely badass, and even gets beaten by Len for a bed.
* BeardOfEvil: Like the rest of the group. Combines it with PermaStubble.
* BoomHeadshot: With his own gun, thanks to Michonne.
* TheDarkChick: He never gets to do anything particularly heinous.
* RaceLift: His comic counterpart is white.
* TokenMinority: He's the only nonwhite Claimer.
* WouldHitAGirl: Slaps Michonne when she tries to grab his gun and makes it clear that he plans on raping her.

->'''Played By:''' Keith Brooks

-->''"Stop your squirming."''

An overweight pedophile and member of the Claimers.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Inverted. His comic counterpart looks like a methhead, while Dan is greasy, hairy, and overweight.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Pleads with Rick to spare his life to no avail.
* AscendedExtra: 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.
* AssholeVictim: 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.
* AttemptedRape: On Carl. Once he's done, he's planning to rape Michonne next.
* BaldOfEvil: Not completely, but balding.
* BeardOfEvil: Like most of his companions.
* TheBerserker: His actor described him as an "[[TheBrute attack dog]]" who doesn't slow down one bit when given an order.
* DeathByAThousandCuts[=/=]GuttedLikeAFish: Oh boy, Rick surely takes his time to stab him repeatedly for attempting the above.
* EvilLaugh: While trying to rape Carl. He's clearly enjoying it.
* FatBastard: Overweight and a child rapist.
* HumanShield: 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.
* OhCrap: 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.
* TooDumbToLive: 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.
* WouldHurtAChild: Punches Carl and drags him out of a car before attempting to rape him.

->'''Played By:''' JD Evermore

-->''"These are the guys that killed Lou so we got nothin' to talk about."''

Joe's second-in-command.
* AxCrazy: 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.
* BeardOfEvil: Same as most of his companions.
* BoomHeadshot: Courtesy of Michonne.
* TheDragon: Appears to be this to Joe.
* TeamKiller: 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 Mendenhall

Another member of the Claimers.
* {{Mook}}: Just another member of The Claimers.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Daryl smashes his skull in, killing him.
* RedShirt: Gets no personality before dying.

->'''Played By:''' Scott Dale

Another member of the Claimers whose death at Rick's hands spurs their respective groups into conflict.
* RedShirt: Rick strangles him with a rifle sling in his first scene.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: He dies without even getting a line but his death causes the Claimers to start tracking Rick's group out of revenge.
* VillainousFriendship: 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.

!The Wolves

[[folder:In General]]
!!The Wolves
->'''Portrayed By:''' Benedict Samuel, Jesse C. Boyd, Alec Rayme, Elena Sanchez, Labrandon Shead, Lance Tafelski, Duke Jackson, Casey Hendershot, others

A 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.
* AdaptationExpansion: Compared to the Scavengers, they receive quite a bit of buildup.
* AdaptationNameChange: They are the TV show version of the Scavengers, a smaller and more generic group from the comics.
* AdaptationalBadass: They are a much bigger threat than the Scavengers from the comics. [[spoiler: The Scavengers never got past the gate of Alexandria and were all massacred because they were TooDumbToLive. 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.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: 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.
* AnimalMotif: SavageWolves.
* AttackAttackAttack: [[spoiler: As we see in Alexandria,]] their preferred method of assault involves running up to people and slashing them or hacking them to death.
* AxCrazy: They slaughter and destroy entire communities, seemingly ForTheEvulz.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: 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 [[HumansAreBastards 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, [[spoiler:before being killed by Carol]], also indicate this trope is at play.
* BroadStrokes: 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.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Members paint a "W" on their forehead with mud or blood or carve it.
* CallingCard: Walkers with a carved W on their forehead, dismemberment of walkers, and messages to the effect of "Wolves Not Far".
* CarvedMark: 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.
* CombatPragmatist: 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.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Have a tendency to do this to their victims.
* CurbstompBattle: Two of their leaders suffer one from Morgan in "Conquer" and [[spoiler: ''ALL'' of them who go up against Carol suffer this fate.]]
* DisasterScavengers: The roam around the Virginia countryside attacking settlements.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: For all the buildup, they only attack Alexandria once in Season 6. Even though they launch a savage attack on Alexandria, taking several, if RedShirt, 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. [[spoiler:Owen, their leader, manages to remain a minor antagonist into the midseason premiere, but the threat he poses is diminished considerably.]]
* TheDreaded: 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.
* EqualOpportunityEvil: Male or female, black, white, or Hispanic, all are equally savage, barbaric, and inhuman.
* FairyTaleMotifs: Two Wolves hunt down and kill a guy wearing a [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood red poncho with hood]].
* ForTheEvulz: 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 [[spoiler: gleefully ravage Alexandria and messily butcher its residents while laughing their asses off.]]
* HeroKiller: Downplayed since they ultimately never take the life of a named character, but they do [[spoiler: slaughter numerous background Alexandrians and put a major dent in the natives' pride and sense of security.]]
* HopeCrusher: Since they destroy safe zones ForTheEvulz, then it's very likely they enjoy destroying the happiness of others.
* GreaterScopeVillain: 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.
* KickTheDog: They kill Red Poncho Guy for no reason.
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* KnifeNut: Their traditional weapon appears to be knives and other stabbing utensils. [[spoiler: 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.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler: When Morgan informs the Wolves they're outnumbered and outgunned, the remaining Wolves immediately retreat.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: They ''do not care'' about who they kill.
* LaughingMad: They cackle like hyenas after killing people.
* MuggingTheMonster: Two of them try to rob and kill Morgan armed with only knives. They get beaten with a stick as a lesson.
* NoNameGiven: The only ones to receive names are minor RedShirt "Aphid" and their leader Owen, whose name was only revealed via WordOfGod.
* OutsideContextVillain: 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.
* RedshirtArmy: Almost none of the Wolves are given any character and only exist as a group of barbarians attacking innocent safe zones.
* RapePillageAndBurn: 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. [[spoiler: And what they do to Alexandria.]]
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* TheSociopath[=/=] {{Sadist}}: Apparently so. They murder innocents without batting an eyelid. It's all fun and games for them.
* TheSpook: 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?
* TookALevelInDumbass: They go from cunning, NothingIsScarier [[TrapMaster Trap Masters]] in Season 5 to a ChaoticEvil [[TheHorde Horde]] of savages whose only tactic is the ZergRush in Season 6.
* TragicVillain: [[spoiler: The Blond Wolf implies in "JSS" that they didn't choose to become murderous psychopaths who ravage communities unprovoked.]]
* TrapMaster: They are capable of crafting some truly deadly traps.
* UnknownRival: 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, [[spoiler: but the Wolves mount a massive assault on Alexandria that leaves many survivors dead.]]
* VillainBall: [[spoiler: 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.]]
** [[spoiler: 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.]]
* WouldHitAGirl: They once tortured a girl before leaving her tied to a tree for the walkers to consume. [[spoiler: Also, many of the people who they killed in Alexandria were untrained, middle-aged women.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: They have no qualms about attacking children.
* ZergRush: 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 [[spoiler: take part in the assault on Alexandria, they're all killed and the survivors are quickly picked off, wiping them out.]]
* ZorroMark: The letter W that they mark on themselves and anyone they kill.

[[folder: Owen]]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Benedict Samuels

-->''"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."''

The 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.
* AdaptationNameChange: His comic counterpart was named Derek, though Owen's actual name is only revealed through Word of God.
* AdaptationalVillainy: He's far more sadistic and dangerous than his comic book counterpart, Derek, who doesn't even get to set foot inside Alexandria.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: He's shot in the chest by Carol and is later put down by Morgan.]]
* ArchEnemy: To Morgan. They've fought twice and his presence forced Morgan to question his own newfound ThouShallNotKill philosophy.
* AxCrazy: Though he's more FauxAffablyEvil about it.
* BaitTheDog: Pretends to be affected by Morgan's story before telling him how he is still going to slaughter the remaining Alexandrians.
* BarbarianLonghair: He has long black hair.
* BeardOfBarbarism[=/=]BeardOfEvil: A psychotic murderer with no empathy and a short, sparse beard.
* BigBadEnsemble: 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 [[BigBadWannabe Ron]].
* BrutalHonesty: Makes no bones about the fact that if Alexandria wants to be safe from him, they'll have to kill him.
* ButtMonkey: Gets his ass handed to him by Morgan ''both'' times they fight.
* CharacterDeath: [[spoiler: Is killed by Carol in "No Way Out" after getting bitten.]]
* CombatPragmatist: He tries to distract Morgan while the Blonde Wolf sneaks up behind him to stab him in the head. [[spoiler: 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.]]
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* DiscOneFinalBoss: [[spoiler: He lasts longer than the rest of his group, but is killed in the ninth episode of the season by Carol.]]
* {{Expy}}[=/=]CompositeCharacter: He has several similarities with Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers in the first story arc after the TimeSkip in the comics, which was happening concurrently with his first appearance. Both are FauxAffablyEvil 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 HumansAreTheRealMonsters and also causes them to be surrounded by a herd of walkers.
* FauxAffablyEvil: 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? ''[[TheUnapologetic Don't ever be sorry.]]''
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: [[spoiler: He warms to Denise a bit in "No Way Out", but is killed before anything comes of it.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Gets himself bitten saving Denise from a walker, but dies a bit later and from Carol, not the bite.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: 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.
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: For Season 5.
* TheLeader: Implied to be one for the Wolves. He's credited as "Wolves Leader" in his second appearance. [[spoiler: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.]]
* NoNameGiven: His name, Owen, was only [[http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/14/walking-dead-midseason-premiere-no-way-out-scott-gimple/2 revealed]] [[spoiler: after his death]].
* NoSell: 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.
* NotAfraidToDie: Not exactly a DeathSeeker, but the prospect of being killed doesn't faze him in the least. He even encourages Morgan and Carol to do so.
* NotQuiteDead: 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.
* OmnicidalManiac: He wants to kill ''everyone''.
* PragmaticVillainy: Goes out of his way to keep Denise alive in "No Way Out", as he needs her medical attention.
* PsychopathicManchild: Some of his mannerisms are almost childlike, making him even creepier.
* RedemptionRejection: 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 [[spoiler: 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 [[PragmaticVillainy needs Denise for her medical expertise]], so it's not wholly just to cause suffering.
* SinisterScythe: He's armed with a sickle during the raid on Alexandria.
* SlasherSmile: Has a very unsettling one.
* SoleSurvivor: [[spoiler: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.]]
* SoftSpokenSadist: 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.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Derek is killed during his group's attack on Alexandria. On the show, Owen survives for a while longer than this.
* UngratefulBastard:
** 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 the Alpha from being killed, [[spoiler:even knocking out Carol when she tries to do so.]] He still knocks out Morgan [[spoiler:and takes Denise as a hostage the first chance he gets.]]
* WeaponForIntimidation: He threatens Morgan with an empty gun, instead using a knife to try and kill him.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: Dies without much of a backstory.]]
* WickedCultured: He is a local historian and movie buff.
* WouldHurtAChild: Emphasizes to Morgan that he will kill the children in Alexandria.
* ZombieInfectee: [[spoiler:Gets bit while protecting Denise.]]

[[folder: "Blond Wolf"]]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Jesse Boyd

-->''"We didn't choose."''

A 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.
* AxCrazy: He revels in bloodshed and violence, like his fellow Wolves.
* BeardOfEvil: Has grown a full and unkempt one by his second appearance.
* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: How Rick takes him out when he tries to kill him.]]
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* TheDragon: Appears to be this to Owen.
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: For Season 5.
* NoNameGiven: His name was never revealed.
* TragicVillain: He implies in "JSS" that he and his fellow Wolves didn't choose to become the dangerous psychopathic predators they ultimately became.
* UnderestimatingBadassery: [[spoiler: He likely thought that Rick, alone and injured in his RV, would be easy prey. This proves to be a fatal mistake.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:We don't learn much of anything about him before Rick kills him.]]

[[folder: "Red Jacket Wolf"]]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Alec Rayme

A Wolf who is killed by Carl.
* AintTooProudToBeg: He begs Carl to spare his life.
* BoomHeadshot: How Carl kills him.
* KnifeNut: Wields a large butcher knife.
* WouldHurtAChild: He attempts to kill Ron.
* WoundedGazelleGambit: Invokes his leg injury to get Carl close enough to grab for his gun.

[[folder: "Satchel Wolf"]]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Elena Sanchez

A Wolf who is killed by Carol.
* AffablyEvil: She is rather friendly to Carol, who is disguised as her comrade Aphid.
* BoomHeadshot: How Carol kills her.
* TheDarkChick: Compared to the other Wolves, the worst we see her do is loot houses.
* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: She definitely didn't see it coming.

[[folder: "Shaved Head Wolf"]]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Labrandon Shead

-->''"We're freeing you. People don't belong here anymore.''"

A Wolf who is captured by Morgan before being killed by Carol.
* BaldOfEvil: He was credited as "Shaved Head Wolf" after all.
* BoomHeadshot: How Carol kills him, even after Morgan has taken him prisoner.
* KnifeNut: He tries to kill Father Gabriel with one.
* ScaryBlackMan: He is one of the most disturbing Wolves, and seems to almost be in a trance.
* StrawNihilist: Believes that humans have no place in the world anymore.

[[folder: "Black Bearded Wolf"]]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Lance Tafelski

-->''"Quick… or slow? [...] Gonna be slow."''

An axe-wielding Wolf who challenges Morgan before being killed by Carol.
* AxCrazy: He has the highest on screen body count during the Wolves’ raid on Alexandria.
* AnAxeToGrind: He wields an axe.
* BarbarianLonghair: His hair reaches down to his shoulders.
* BeardOfBarbarism[=/=]BeardOfEvil: A shaggy black one.
* TheBrute: One of the biggest Wolves seen.
* CharacterDeath: Stabbed in the torso by Carol.
* WorthyOpponent: He seems to regard Morgan as one, offering him a quick death.

[[folder: Aphid]]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Duke Jackson

A hooded Wolf who Carol kills and impersonates.
* BadassLongcoat: Carol uses it to impersonate him.
* BadassesWearBandanas: Two of them, which conveniently hide most of his face.
* CharacterDeath: Carol stabs him in the head.
* DeadPersonImpersonation: Carol kills Aphid and wears his clothes to slaughter his fellow Wolves.
* KnifeNut: He wields a large blade that he uses to fatally wound Erin.
* TheNameless: 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.

[[folder:Zombified Wolf]]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Casey Hendershot

A Wolf who is fatally wounded by Carol and later reanimates.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: He disappears after being shot during the Wolves raid, only to reappear as a walker several episodes later.
* EvilRedhead: He's a Wolf with red hair, including his BeardOfEvil.
* InstantDeathBullet: Averted. He's shot twice by Carol, but is able to escape and find somewhere comfortable to die.
* MolotovCocktail: He uses one to kill an Alexandria guard.
* OhCrap: When Carol suddenly guns down his companion and points an automatic rifle on him.
* TheresNoKillLikeOverkill: 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.

!The Kingdom
[[folder:In General]]
A community in Virginia near the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
* AdaptationalEarlyAppearance: A Kingdom scout first appears in "East," before even Negan appears. The Kingdom itself will appear slightly earlier than its comic counterpart.
* HorsebackHeroism: They have their own cavalry.
* ImprovisedArmour: Kingdom riders wear what appears to be athletic protective gear.
* TheKingdom: With their king and their mounted knights in armor, they certainly style themselves as one. They also offer a helping hand to Morgan and a badly-injured Carol.
* PuppetState: They have been subjugated by the Saviors, and are forced to make regular tributes of half their stuff to them.

!!King Ezekiel

->'''Portrayed by''': Creator/KharyPayton

-->''"I am King Ezekiel. Welcome to the Kingdom."''

A man who is the self-proclaimed king of a community known as the Kingdom.
* AgeLift: Ezekiel is much younger here compared to his comic counterpart.
* BigGood: As the leader of a large and benevolent community, he certainly qualifies.
* CoolPet: He has a freaking tiger.
* DreadlockWarrior: Has this look going on.
* TheGoodKing: Implied, going by the sign that his people seem to be decent and are willing to take in Carol and Morgan.
* LargeHam: He seems very theatric.
* ScaryBlackMan: Considering that he sits on a dark throne with a tiger by his side this was a given.

[[caption-width-right:350:*'''[[MightyRoar ROAR!!!]]'''*]]

A tiger who is the pet of King Ezekiel.
* ActionGirl: She's a badass female after all.
* CatsAreMean: Presumably towards enemies of the Kingdom, at least.
* ConspicuousCGI: Shiva is reportedly brought to life not only with CGI, but animatronics. Though she's obviously fake, the effect is nonetheless [[VisualEffectsOfAwesome impressive]].
* MightyRoar: As befitting a tiger.
* PantheraAwesome: Just when you thought the show couldn't get any cooler, a huge tiger joins the cast.
* TeamPet: To Ezekiel and the Kingdom.

!Other Survivors

!!Father Gabriel Stokes
[[caption-width-right:350:''"I'm not gonna give up out there. I will not turn back, no matter what happens"'']]
->'''Portrayed By:''' Seth Gilliam

-->''"I'm a sinner. I sin almost every day. But those sins, I confess them to God, not strangers."''

Gabriel Stokes is a priest encountered by Rick's group of survivors after fleeing from Terminus. He holds refuge in a church that he's been holed up in since the apocalypse began, having locked out his own congregation to keep out the approaching walkers. He is haunted by having to listen to his followers be slaughtered thanks to his cowardice and has no martial skills two years into the apocalypse when he meets Rick's group. Gabriel offers his church and his food to them in gratitude for them saving his life, but is alienated from the group when he reveals his backstory of cowardice. His relationship with the group is further strained when the cannibals of Terminus attack, and Gabriel is left traumatized by the depths of Gareth's evil and Rick's brutal slaughter of the villains.

After getting his own church overrun, Gabriel is forced to join the group on the open road and presides over the funerals of the group's fallen members. The group does not accept him as family as they have each other, and Gabriel realizes this by the time they get to the sanctuary of Alexandria. He informs the community's leader, Deanna, of the "unspeakable" acts Rick's group have done, seriously pushing Deanna to evict them from the community. Torn apart by remorse for his lifetime of sins, Gabriel tries to commit suicide via walker and via Sasha, but Maggie ultimately is able to help him work past his demons and regain his faith in God.

Nevertheless, Gabriel's betrayal of the group becomes public knowledge and they almost refuse outright to make peace with him. Gabriel now seeks to atone for his sins by learning how to fight and truly be a good shepherd to his flock, and a valuable ally to Rick and Alexandria.
* ActualPacifist: He hates fighting even if the situation calls for it. He's potentially the first character since Season 1 who isn't shown owning a weapon.
-->'''Gabriel:''' I have no weapons of any kind. The word of God is the only protection I need.
* AdaptationalBadass: His comic counterpart managed to gather some courage and kill a few walkers, but was still a NonActionGuy for the most part. This Gabriel becomes a full-fledged warrior and defender of Alexandria in during the show's adaptation of the "No Way Out" arc, while his comic counterpart [[spoiler: dies shortly into his first combat mission in Issue #158, which takes place ''years'' later in the timeline, and thanks to his own cowardice that TV! Gabriel overcame.]]
* AdaptationExpansion: He gets a lot more to do here than in the comics, most notably including a small subplot where he temporarily leaves the group to confirm their reports of Gareth's evil, his feud with Rick in Season 6A, and when he [[spoiler: takes part in the raid on the Savior compound.]]
* AdaptationalVillainy: This version of Gabriel is more actively malicious in his speech to Deanna when trying to get Rick's group kicked out of Alexandria. However, he reforms, makes up for his misdeeds, and even overcomes his cowardice immediately, something his comic counterpart never did.
* AdaptationalWimp: ZigZagged. Originally he is even ''more'' of a coward and NonActionGuy than his comic book counterpart. Case in point: in "Crossed" he sneaks out of the church and abandons the group, something that didn't happen in the comics. However, he does ''chokeslam'' a Walker after he snuck out of the church on his own, and kills his first walker earlier than he did in the comics. He becomes a full AdaptationalBadass by Season 6 when he learns how to fight much earlier than his comic counterpart.
* AgeLift: He is in his late thirties in the comic. According to TheOtherWiki, he is in his early to mid-forties in the show. This is probably evidenced when the show made him bald.
* AsTheGoodBookSays: A firm believer of TheBible and the words of {{God}}. His church displays readings of verses related to the dead and resurrection, appropriately enough.
* TheAtoner: In the Season 6 premiere, Gabriel tries his best to help out around Alexandria, but is denied a chance at every turn. In the next episode he decides to start learning how to fight so he can contribute more.
* BadassPacifist: He still sees fighting as a last resort, but does volunteer to do all he can to help Rick's group.
* BadassPreacher: Averted; he's one of the least capable characters on the show. Subverted after "Start to Finish", where he actively fights alongside Rick after [[spoiler:Alexandria gets overrun]]. In "No Way Out" he [[spoiler:takes Judith to safety in his church and then rallies the Alexandrians to join Rick in taking out the herd.]] In "Not Tomorrow Yet" he joins the group in [[spoiler:storming the Saviors' compound]] and channels [[Film/PulpFiction Jules Winnfield]] as he recites a Bible passage right before [[spoiler:finishing off one of the Saviors.]]
* BaldBlackLeaderGuy: WordOfGod implies that he served as head of his parish. He becomes this to the church-goers of Alexandria and in the Season 6 finale, he's actually put in command of Alexandria while Rick is away.
* BigBadEnsemble: He, [[GreenEyedMonster Nicholas]], and [[AxCrazy Pete]] all formed the villains during the second half of Season 5. Fortunately, he pulls a HeelFaceTurn along with Nicholas.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: In Season 5, he acts pretty pleasant and polite but turns out to be a selfish coward. In Season 6 he attempts to reform himself, becoming a genuinely NiceGuy in the process.
* ButtMonkey: The group never accepts him as one of their own and often disrespects him; when he tries to counsel Maggie (being a priest, it's probably the only thing he's good for in the group), she harshly rejects him. Even Carl acts condescending to him, and in Season 6 it's a minor RunningGag that Rick treats him like shit. Fortunately, he manages to become a true member of the group and outgrows this.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from a selfish coward who gladly sells out the group to save his own skin to a team player who contributes greatly to the survival of his friends.
* CombatPragmatist: Humorously informs Rick that he still wears his priest uniform on the battlefield to use it as camouflage on night missions.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: After Atlanta was bombed in the early days of the ZombieApocalypse, he locked his church and refused to let in a group seeking refuge. The noise they made trying to get in brought Walkers out of the woods, and they were killed and devoured while he listened.
* DeathSeeker: In the Season 5 finale, he approaches a walker to let himself be bitten but recants at the last minute. Later in the episode not only does he leave the gates of Alexandria open but when Sasha has him at gunpoint and Maggie stops her Gabriel tells her she should've let Sasha kill him.
* DefrostingIceKing: Was initially a hypocritical UngratefulBastard towards Rick and co, but eased up a bit more after fighting side-by-side with them. It actually got to the point where he's able to joke around ''with Rick''.
* DespairEventHorizon: Passes it in the Season 5 finale when he becomes a DeathSeeker and takes his first human life. He gets better in Season 6.
* DirtyCoward: He locked his church's doors to his parishioners, leading to them being devoured by the dead. He has limits though, as shown by staying quiet even when the Hunters give him a chance to leave peacefully. He grows out of this in Season 6.
* EasilyForgiven: Very much averted at first, as almost ''nobody'' is willing to forgive him for his actions in Season 5. Carl is at least willing to try to help him learn to fight, but makes it clear that he's got a long way to go before he can get in anyone's good graces.
** He and Rick sort of make peace in "Start to Finish" after Gabriel spends most of the episode being a loyal team player. When Gabriel offers to take Judith to safety in his church in the following episode, Rick thanks him, thus putting an end to the animosity between them.
* FireForgedFriends: He actually had to work ''very hard'' at earning Rick and the groups trust when they first met. Fortunately, the good priest managed to earn their acceptance after pulling his own weight as one of their fighters [[spoiler: when fending off walkers and Saviors]]. Now Gabriel is actually trusted enough to babysit Judith and patrol Alexandria.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Gabriel never quite fits into Rick's group before they arrive at the Safe-Zone, and it's made clear that several members dislike him and don't consider him to be "family". Gabriel seems to realize this too, as he becomes an UngratefulBastard as soon as the group gets to Alexandria and tries to get Deanna to kick them out.
** Pushed to it's logical extremes in the Season 6 opener, where Rick doesn't even want him ''burying bodies.'' And when Gabriel offers his help with the group's walker-control plan, Rick shuts him down without even looking at him.
*** UpToEleven in "Heads Up", when he's putting up signs for a prayer circle later that day, and Rick ''tears them down nonchalantly''. At this point, Rick's made Gabriel his bitch.
** After taking a huge [[TookALevelInBadass level in badass]] in "Start to Finish" and "No Way Out", he's finally earned the group's respect. Rick originally plans to leave Judith with Gabriel when they visit the Hilltop in "Knots Untie", and the two are shown joking around before they [[spoiler:storm the Saviors' compound]] in "Not Tomorrow Yet." By the Season 6 finale, Rick actually leaves him in charge of Alexandria in his absence.
* FriendToAllChildren: After [[DefrostingIceKing defrosting]], Gabriel is trusted to babysit Judith, which is a job he seems to cherish very much.
* GentleGiant: Surprisingly proves himself so when he's able to lift a walker off the ground stock-armed, but is unable to finish it off.
* GiveMeASign: Believes that Rick was sent by God.
* GoodShepherd: Completely averted at first, as he allowed his congregation to get eaten to save himself. He later reforms and becomes Alexandria's main pastor.
* HateSink: In Season 5; despite his pleasantness, his selfish and cowardly attitude render him unlikable for the most part.
* HazyFeelTurn: As of season 6, he's ''trying'' to atone for all the horrible things he did in his past, but nobody is willing to give him a chance. Very likely because they don't feel safe with him. It becomes a full HeelFaceTurn when he actively helps out the group in "Start to Finish" and makes it clear that he will no longer be a coward.
* HeelRealization: He's realized the error of his ways and desires to atone for his sins. Unfortunately, nobody believes him, until he finally becomes a true team player when [[spoiler: the walkers overrun Alexandria.]]
* HeroicWannabe: Gabriel wants to be a genuine hero like Rick, but he doesn't exactly have the skills or intelligence to back him up. A major part of his CharacterDevelopment involves him growing out of this.
* {{Hypocrite}}: He encourages Deanna to kick out Rick's group on the basis that they have done "unspeakable things". Never mind that Gabriel was the one who ''locked out his entire congregation at the beginning of the apocalypse, letting them all get eaten by walkers''.
* InMysteriousWays: He's a firm believer in this.
* {{Irony}}: In season 5, the priest was temporarily the TokenEvilTeammate.
* ItsAllAboutMe: In Season 5, he feels that he is the only member of Rick's group who deserves to live in the "paradise" that is Alexandria. In "Conquer", he leaves the gates of Alexandria open just because ''he'' is a DeathSeeker, and later mocks the deaths of Bob and Tyreese to Sasha's face in a selfish attempt to get her to MercyKill him. He grow out of this and begins sticking his neck out for other members of the group.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: In Season 5. In case you thought that Gabriel was trying to redeem himself, in "Spend" [[UngratefulBastard he tries to convince Deanna to kick Rick's group out of Alexandria on the basis that they are "bad people".]]Then in "Conquer" he endangers all of Alexandria by not bothering to close the gates, then tries to force the mentally unstable Sasha to kill him. Subverted in Season 6 when he finally begins making genuine strides to redeem himself for his cowardly and selfish actions and ultimately moves out of this trope entirely.
* KarmaHoudini: Maggie convinces Sasha to spare him after he attacks her, and thus he survives Season 5 without much of a comeuppance for his actions. In Season 6, however, he is still hated by Rick's group for most of the first half of the season, subverting this since his road to redemption is not an easy one.
* KickTheDog: He taunts Sasha over the deaths of Bob and Tyreese in an attempt to make her kill him.
* TheLoad: At first he's not even wanted as a ''counselor'', but finally manages to start pulling his own weight in the mid-Season 6 finale.
* MercyKill: His first human kill is this. Later, he asks Sasha to grant him one when he passes the DespairEventHorizon following this. She almost does, but is stopped by Maggie.
* NiceGuy: Subverted in Season 5: Gabriel is an affable if nervous fellow, but in this case being pleasant doesn't mean he's good. He's a judgmental coward with no understanding of how the world has changed. Following his HeelFaceTurn in Season 6 he has become much nicer and stable.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: After leaving the church to examine the Hunters camp for evidence of what kind of people they were, he returns only to accidentally lead a herd of walkers inside the church.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: His decision to leave Alexandria's gate open brings zombies inside the safe zone. Fortunately, Rick finds and kills them before anyone's hurt. But it's this action that contributes to the people accepting Rick into Alexandria permanently.
* NonActionGuy: He is first seen lying on top of a rock, kicking at walkers and yelling for help and is rescued by Rick and his group. Later, he has to be aggressively prodded by Rick into joining the scouting mission at the food bank. During the mission, he even tries to bail as he's so frightened by the walkers. In "Them", he steps in and helps the group hold the barn door shut when a large herd of zombies try to break in, although "Spend" shows that Gabriel actually has no intention of being accepted by the group, and in fact wants them kicked out of Alexandria for the [[{{Hypocrite}} "unspeakable" actions they have committed.]] In "Conquer", he finally kills his first walker, and mercy kills a partially eaten human a few seconds later. He breaks down in tears because of this. In Season 6 he looks to grow out of this by asking Carl to teach him how to fight. He succeeds in "Start to Finish", and as of "No Way Out", is a fully qualified badass.
* NotSoDifferent: In "Conquer", he is just like Sasha when struggling with his own morality.
* PetTheDog: Before his HeelFaceTurn, he had a few moments of decency even though he was TheFriendNobodyLikes and he knew it.
** Provides Bob a peaceful death in comfort.
** Presides over the funeral for Tyreese (and presumably Beth).
** Mercy kills a wounded man out in the woods.
* PreacherMan: What he is. He presides over Tyreese's, and presumably Beth's funerals. He also becomes Alexandria's pastor and is shown with a new church after the two month TimeSkip in Season 6.
* ReligiousBruiser: Not only does he kill walkers now, but he also retains his Christian beliefs.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Decides to leave Rick's group and his church because he feels he needs to go to the Hunters camp and see if they were really as bad as what he had been told. Although he finds a bible, he quickly returns to the church after discovering Bob's partially eaten leg. He later admits to Michonne that he understands why they did what they did to the Hunters.
* SecondEpisodeIntroduction: Introduced in the second episode of Season 5, "Strangers".
* SexyPriest: Father Gabriel has quite a few fans who enjoy his good natured side.
* SinisterMinister: Averted, despite Rick and Sasha's suspicions. He's just an ordinary priest on his own. Played straight in "Conquer".
* SixthRanger: To Rick's group in Season 5.
** SixthRangerTraitor: Betrays Rick's group when he realizes he's TheFriendNobodyLikes. In Season 6, he sees the error of his ways and redeems himself.
* TookALevelInBadass: Downplayed. In the Season 5 finale, he was going to commit suicide by letting a walker eat him, but could not go through with it, so he grabs the Walker by the neck with a noose and chokes it to death so hard that its head gets ripped off by the rope's pressure and than presume to smashes its skull with a stone. He also smashes a dying man's head in after he got partly eaten by the very same zombie he killed. In the same finale Gabriel gets into a scuffle with Sasha and grapples so aggressively with her that she struggles to aim her rifle at him for several minutes.
** He's also capable of [[spoiler: preventing one of the Wolves from knifing him to death. He manages to hold off his attacker until Morgan arrives just in time to save him.]]
** By mid-Season 6, he actively fights when [[spoiler: walkers break through Alexandria's walls, telling Rick that this time he will ''not'' run or abandon them.]] In "Not Tomorrow Yet" he actually joins Rick and the others in [[spoiler:taking on the Saviors.]]
** By the Season 6 finale, it's gotten to where Rick can leave him in charge of Alexandria's defenses in his absence.
* TookALevelInCynic: In "Conquer", he becomes a DeathSeeker and takes his first human life, getting progressively worse as the episode continues. However, unlike most, Gabriel succeeds in bettering himself afterwards.
* TookALevelInKindness: After coming back from the brink of despair, he's become a genuinely loyal and friendly member of Alexandria in Season 6.
* TooDumbToLive: In "Conquer" where he accidentally leaves the gate open and thus allows walkers to enter Alexandria, but his ''biggest'' offense was taunting Sasha about the deaths of both her brother and her boyfriend, knowing she's become unhinged. Granted, he was doing it to be mercy-killed by her, but considering he witnessed what Sasha [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge did to one of the men]] who ate her boyfriend and laughed about it, you'd think he'd go for a less painful option.
* TokenReligiousTeammate: He ''is'' a priest, after all.
* UndyingLoyalty: Near the end of "Start to Finish" he tells Rick that, no matter what happens, he will ''not'' run or abandon them. After having spent all season harassing Gabriel for his betrayal, Rick responds: [[PetTheDog "Yeah, I know."]]
* UngratefulBastard: In "Spend", he tries to get Deanna to kick Rick's group out of Alexandria and let him stay because of all the "unspeakable things" they've done -- the same unspeakable things that ''saved Gabriel's life several times over''.
* UnskilledButStrong: He may be a NonActionGuy, but the guy has ''strength'' if nothing else. He has enough power in him to choke slam a walker, wrestle a violent Sasha off of him, and [[spoiler: hold off one of the Wolves long enough for Morgan to save him]]. As of "JSS", he's trying to learn from Carl how to actually put it to good use in combat, and by "Start to Finish" he's become pretty handy with a machete.
* WhatTheHellHero: Is quietly shocked by Rick's group's butchery of the Hunters within his church.
* WhenHeSmiles: Whenever he's not feeling sorry for himself, Gabriel does have a barely recognizable innocent look to him while smiling.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Chokeslams and impales a Walker after he splinters off from his church after the Hunters debacle.
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Gets his own church overrun, and is forced to abandon it and join the group on the road.
* ZombieAdvocate: Like Hershel and Lizzie before him, he thinks that walkers are still people. Thankfully, he ends up following the former's way [[SanitySlippage instead of the latter's]].

[[folder: The Hitchhiker]]
!!The Hitchhiker
->'''Portrayed By:''' Russ Comegys

A hitchhiker encounter by Rick, Carl, and Michonne on the road. He is the original owner of the orange backpack.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Pleads with the survivors to stop and let him into the car. They don't.
* BrickJoke: This is basically what his storyline amounts to.
* CrazyPrepared: 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.
* DevouredByTheHorde: His ultimate fate.
* IconicItem: His orange backpack, which survives far longer than he does until its' confiscated by Terminus.
* KilledOffscreen: He dies sometime between the beginning and the end of the episode, but we never see it.
* OneShotCharacter: Only appears in the episode "Clear."
* RedShirt: His only purpose is to show how cold the survivors have become.

->'''Portrayed By:''' Kerry Condon

Clara 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.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Due to the trauma of zombie apocalypse and losing her husband
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: 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.
* CanonForeigner: She never appeared in the comics.
* ContinuityNod: The walker Clara appears in several blink-and-you-miss-it shots for several episodes after the prison falls.
* DrivenToSuicide: 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.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Due to suffering starvation and probably illness
* EternalLove: 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 [[VideoGame.TheWalkingDead 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.
* IllGirl: It is clear she's suffering from undernourishment and the effects of being forced to eat even rotten food.
* SanitySlippage: She has clearly become unhinged, as Rick discovers when her husband is just his decapitated walker head.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed in her first appearance.

->'''Portrayed By:''' Creator/BrinaPalencia

A 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.
* BuryYourDisabled: 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.
* CanonForeigner: She never appeared in the comics.
* CuteClumsyGirl: Due to her badly-healed leg.
* DevouredByTheHorde[=/=]KilledOffScreen: Rick and Carol finds her badly-healed leg severed from her body and the rest of her being devoured by walkers.
* KillTheCutie: Ana, who is as cute as [[Series/GilmoreGirls Rory]] gets eaten in her first appearance.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Takes six shots just to kill one walker.
* LoveInterest: For Sam, who saved her after she was trampled.
* ThePollyanna: For someone trying to survive the zombie apocalypse with a bum leg, she's oddly optimistic.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies in the same episode she was introduced.

->'''Portrayed By:''' Robin Lord Taylor

A 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.
* CanonForeigner: He never appeared in the comics.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: 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.
* TheCutie: Like his girlfriend, he's unusually optimistic and trusting.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He evidently went on an adventure to find Terminus after Ana was killed. However...
** ShootTheShaggyDog: It's rendered meaningless when he's brutally killed by the Terminus butchers only a few seconds after reappearing.
* KillTheCutie: He's slaughtered like a pig by the Terminus residents in the opening scene of Season 5.
* NotUsingTheZWord: He and Ana call zombies "skin-eaters."
* SacrificialLamb: The very first casualty of Season 5. As an added GutPunch he's killed only a few seconds after making his reintroduction.
* SlashedThroat: After being hit in the head by a bat, a Termite cuts his throat over a trough.
* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome[=/=]BackForTheDead: 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.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: He never shows up at the rendezvous after heading to the greenhouse, but his body is never seen either, leaving his fate unknown until the first episode of Season 5.
* WideEyedIdealist: Oddly, he claims to like people more now in the ZombieApocalypse, instead of being mistrustful or weary of them like most other survivors. Considering his fate, he [[WrongGenreSavvy should've thought better]].
* WrongGenreSavvy: He seems to believe that the apocalypse brings out the best in people. Terminus proves him wrong the ''hard'' way.

[[caption-width-right:300:''"I've come to believe that all life is precious. That's why we're having oatmeal burgers."'']]
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/JohnCarrollLynch

-->''"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."''

A survivor who Morgan encountered after leaving King County.
* ActualPacifist: He swore a solemn vow to not kill another living thing, even in self-defence.
* TheAloner: His only companion after the death of his family was a goat, Tabitha.
* TheAtoner: As penance for allowing a man to starve to death in a cell, he now adheres to ThouShaltNotKill.
* BaldOfAwesome: Mostly bald and can definitely kick ass.
* BerserkButton: The one time he actually gets pissed off with Morgan's initial self-destructive behavior is when he breaks a painting his late daughter did.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: 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.
* CanonForeigner: Never appeared in the comics.
* CombatMedic: He was a forensic psychiatrist before the apocalypse, and can also handle himself in combat thanks to his skill in ''aikido''.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It's nothing new for ''The Walking Dead'', admittedly. Though, unlike most others, his tragedy took place ''before'' the ZombieApocalypse.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has a dry wit to him.
* DeathByOriginStory: [[spoiler: The origin story in this case being the origin of Morgan's current ideology.]]
* TheDeterminator: 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.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Implied to have shot himself in the head - or maybe had Morgan do it - after he's bitten.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Accepts his fate with remarkable grace after getting bitten. He even tells Morgan that he's "ready" to die.]]
* FriendToAllLivingThings: The philosophy of [[ThouShallNotKill aikido]] doesn't just apply to humans. Eastman is a vegetarian and even has a pet goat named Tabitha. [[spoiler: When she is eaten by walkers he is clearly devastated.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: When Morgan freezes up while fighting a walker, Eastman pushes him out of the way and gets bitten.]]
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He received more characterization and backstory (and an incredibly interesting one at that) than many characters who had more appearances than him.
* MagicalNegro: Inverted with Morgan.
* MartialPacifist: He was the one who taught Morgan how to fight, but not kill, his enemies.
* TheMentor: To Morgan, helping him recover from his grief and insanity, and also training him in ''aikido''.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: Ends up getting bitten by a walker when saving the life of his protegé Morgan.
* NiceGuy: One of the most genuinely good people in the entire series.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler: Only appears in the flashback episode "Here's Not Here", and is dead by the end of it.]]
* TheSocialExpert: Seeing as he was a forensic psychiatrist before the apocalypse, he is fantastic at reading people and finding out what makes them tick.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: 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 [[ForWantOfANail Daryl and Aaron would have died had Morgan not happened across them]] in "Conquer," though everything after that point would be pure conjecture.
* ThouShaltNotKill: He's where Morgan got his mindset from Season 5 onward.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: A kind, thoughtful person even after the ZombieApocalypse. Naturally, this means he gets killed.]]
* TragicKeepsake: A rabbit's foot that his daughter gave to him, and he passes it on to Morgan [[spoiler: when he's dying.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler: 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.]]
* WhiteShirtOfDeath: [[spoiler: Was wearing a white shirt when he got bitten.]]
* ZombieInfectee: [[spoiler: Gets bitten on the abdomen by a walker, and either killed himself or was given a MercyKill by Morgan because of it.]]

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