Members of the Terminus community from the television show The Walking Dead:
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Terminus Survivors/The Hunters
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Played By: April Billingsley, Chris Burns, Chris Coy, Denise Crosby, Tate Ellington, Benjamin Papac, Andrew J. West, Travis YoungA former sanctuary for survivors that advertised its existence, the inhabitants of Terminus became cold-blooded killers and cannibals after being brutalized by a group of survivors who followed the signs to Terminus. Now led by Gareth, Terminus traps, loots, kills, and eats anybody unlucky enough to fall into their clutches, recruiting strong survivors after feeding them with human flesh and then giving them the choice of joining them or becoming the next meal.Everything changes when they capture the majority of Rick's group, who have come seeking sanctuary after the fall of the prison. When they are to become Terminus' next meal, Carol arrives and mounts a deadly one-woman assault on the compound, using a herd that devours many of the residents. The survivors, now dubbed the Hunters, then pursue Rick's group to get revenge and also get dinner. Though they manage to capture and partially eat Bob, they only succeed in deeply angering Rick's group. They attack Father Gabriel's church, only to find themselves in a trap and at the mercy of Rick's very angry, very disgusted group. The Hunters are then brutally executed in the church, and in death, serve as a grim reminder of the darkest pit of evil that humanity can sink to.
Join us or feed us.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Compared to the Comic!Hunters, they have a very tragic and very horrific backstory which triggers their Start of Darkness.
- Adaptation Expansion: The Hunters are merely a group of survivors like Rick and company. The show gave them an entire community.
- Adaptation Name Change: Chris becomes Gareth, Charlie becomes Martin and David becomes Mike. Subverted as a group though, as they finally dubbed themselves as "The Hunters" (like in the comics) after Terminus gets burned to the ground.
- Asshole Victims: Tragic backstory aside, they had it coming.
- Became Their Own Antithesis: Sans the "raping the prisoners" thing, they became like the people that imprisoned and abused them.
- Being Good Sucks/No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: The main reason for their Start of Darkness is because they were invaded and violated by a group of survivors they tried to help.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: What led them to become what they are now.
- Big Eater: Two years into the Zombie Apocalypse, eating regularly is considered eating a lot compared to other survivors' eating habits. An entire community of dozens of people was kept well fed on a constantly replenished supply of unfortunate human victims for who knows how long. The main activity in Terminus appears to be slaughtering, prepping, cooking, and eating people, judging by what little we saw of the place. During their feast on Bob's leg, their first meal in a day, they don't seem to be rationing the meat they've gotten and are just noisily wolfing it down.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Their M.O. to lure unsuspecting survivors. According to writer / showrunner Scott Gimple, whenever a weak person comes to Terminus, they do not bother with the act and throw them in a train car immediately. When strong people come along, they keep up the act for a few days while feeding them human meat before revealing the truth and asking them to join them. This didn't happen with Glenn's group because Abraham tried to leave before they were fed, and Rick's group figured out something was wrong very quickly.
- Add to that that several of the Terminants in the "welcome wagon" are the young and attractive members of the community, or the seemingly kind and motherly Mary.
- Bullying a Dragon: Tangling with Rick and his crew really doesn't end well for them.
- Cannibal Clan: What they became.
- The Cynic: Every single one of them.
- Dark Is Evil: The Hunters are mostly clad in black outfits and are all brunettes.
- The Dog Bites Back: Did this to their previous captors/tormentors. After Terminus' destruction, they try to do this to Rick's group.
- Even Evil Has Standards: According to Word of God, the only thing they don't do to other survivors after their Face–Heel Turn is raping them, likely due to their own experiences.
- Fallen Heroes: Terminus really was once a sanctuary that set up signs so other survivors could come and survive, but after a group of men followed the signs and took over Terminus, killing, beating, and raping the residents before they were beaten, they became twisted survivalists who trap, kill, and eat anyone who arrives there.
- Faux Affably Evil: Act nice to lure people in but in reality they are ruthless cannibals.
- Five-Bad Band: The Hunters, though Greg fits no proper role in the group.
- Big Bad: Gareth, The Leader of the group.
- The Dragon: Martin, the most director enforcer who is able to lead the pack to Rick's group again and delivers Bob to them for dinner.
- Evil Genius: Albert, the group's resident tactical sniper and the one who came up with the theory that they may be infected since they ate the leg of the Zombie Infectee Bob.
- The Brute: Mike, the biggest and the most physically imposing of the group.
- Dark Chick: Theresa, the sole female Hunter.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Started out as a legitimately good sanctuary who became a Cannibal Clan after some scumbags really badly bit the hand that fed them.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: After the destruction of Terminus, their rabid, almost lustful desire to find someone to eat means that they don't check Bob for bites. Turns out Bob is tainted meat, and though Robert Kirkman later revealed they didn't get infected, it nevertheless pisses off Rick's group even more, earning the Hunters a gory death by hacking, much like their prey.
- Hypocrite: Gabriel finds a bible on the front of the infested school where the very un-Christian Hunters had made camp. Based on Mary's name inside, the bible probably belonged to Gareth.
- I Am A Humanitarian: Summed up in their belief that "You're the butcher or the cattle". After being treated like cattle by a group of people they gave sanctuary to, they take this revelation to its extreme. They seem to enjoy cannibalism too, even implying they'd eat Judith too.
- I Ate WHAT?: To those they maintain "public face" to for days, only after the act do they reveal they were being fed human flesh. And it comes full circle when they learn they've just devoured Bob's "tainted meat", and most of the Hunters are terrified at the potential consequences of eating infected meat. Though Gareth and Martin believe they'll be fine, the group is thoroughly spooked and pissed off enough for their dinner to be ruined.
- It's Personal: Towards Rick's group after Terminus gets burned to the ground.
- Jade-Colored Glasses: Originally, they still want to make the world a better place despite the Zombie Apocalypse. Helping the wrong people and surviving them changed all that.
- Join or Die: Their approach to strong groups or individuals they are interested in recruiting. Gareth even states "Join us or feed us."
- Karmic Death: The majority of them are devoured by walkers in the premier. The majority of the Hunters are later butchered like they did to countless victims.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Rick, Abe, Michonne and Sasha hacking them to death is horrifying, but boy, did they deserve it.
- Kill 'em All: The vast majority of them die in the season premiere, before the remnants are killed in the third episode of the season.
- Knights of Cerebus: The show is already plenty dark, and in terms of body count, The Governor's got them beat. What makes them worse than any previous antagonists is that they're not a power-mad despot who's just killing any threat to their power; nor just average thugs, nor a jealous, insane former friend. They're sadistic sociopaths who lust for human flesh, ate their own children, and are bent on eating Rick's group. They rock the group to the core when they return a half-eaten Bob to them and disgust them to the point that their deaths are as horrific as the ones they'd planned for Rick's group.
- Letter Motif: They put Rick and his group in boxcar "A". Later on, they mark Gabriel's church with the same letter after Rick and the group take refuge there as a clear sign that they'll be back.
- Madness Mantra: Many, such as "We first. Always", "Never again" and the most infamous "It's better to be the butcher than to be the cattle".
- Meaningful Rename: After Terminus gets burned to the ground, the group dubbed themselves "Hunters" and is dead set on tracking down Rick's group.
- Motifs: The group is strongly associated with fire and slaughterhouses.
- No Party Like a Donner Party: Part of their Start of Darkness was resorting to cannibalism when they ran out of food, likely their children.
- Not So Different: From the walkers around them, as symbolised by Gareth's monologue with his reflection among a mass of walkers. They both eat people, after all.
- Oh Crap!: When they realize that Bob Stookey, whose leg they've been eating, was bitten by a walker and is tainted.
- Offing the Offspring: During Gareth's speech to Bob Stookey, saying that bears eat their young when they begin to starve. He claims that it was 'part of the pitch' and the look on his face seems to imply that the Terminants likely ate their own children.
- Rape as Backstory: Several of the Terminants were raped by a group they had taken in.
- Red Shirt: Loads of them are either gunned down or devoured by the walker herd in the Terminus battle.
- The Remnant: The Hunters are composed of the (presumably) surviving Terminus residents led by the community's leader.
- Room Full of Crazy: Their "Church", where they pay tribute to the belongings and names of their fallen members, and is full with phrases like "Never Again", "Trust Noone" and "We First, Always".
- Super-Persistent Predator: They become this after the fall of Terminus, bent on eating Rick's group partially out of vengeance and partially to stay well-fed. They pursue them for a day or two after Terminus' destruction and only would've kept pursuing them had Rick and company not killed them in the church when they did.
- Tragic Villains: They don't kill and eat outsiders because they want to, they do it because previous experiences in the post apocalyptic world left them so broken that they feel like they have to do it to survive. When Mary reveals all, it shows just how messed up being betrayed by people they tried to help made them all. Following the destruction of Terminus, we get to see that some of them do get pleasure from killing other people and feasting on their flesh.
- There's No Kill Like Overkill: Not only the destruction of Terminus but the brutal manner in which Gareth, Martin, Greg and Theresa end up killed
- Underestimating Badassery: They go after Rick's Badass Crew despite knowing that they destroyed their safe zone and killed the majority of their people.
- The Unfettered: They once tried to rebuild society. Now they no longer care about any moral restraints, aside from rape.
- Villainous Glutton: Their gorging and slurping down Bob's leg clearly indicates that they love eating human meat. They also apparently intended to have a buffet on the entirety of Rick's group when they invaded the church, if Gareth's claim that they'll "try" all of them is any indication, which is just plain wasteful.
- Truth in Television in that often, psychopaths who become cannibals after mulling it over often experience a rush of dopamine to the brain, and they become addicted to cannibalism. They really do get off on it.
- Watching Troy Burn: Rick and co. burned Terminus to the ground and they were helpless when it happened.
- Would Hurt a Child: Carol discovers the room full of items confiscated from Terminus' victims, and there's a very large table full of toys. In the church, Gareth sneers and makes a very suspect comment when Judith gives away the hiding group's location.
- Zombie Infectee: Potentially, after eating Bob's tainted meat. The Hunters don't survive long enough in either the show or the comic to see if this infects people, but in Issue 134 of the comics fanmail section Robert Kirkman states that neither the TV Hunters or their comic book counterparts got infected for eating the "tainted" meat.
Portrayed by: Andrew J. WestThe leader of Terminus who led the uprising against a gang of thugs who conquered the once-benevolent community. Deluding himself into believing he was just doing what he had to do to survive, Gareth and his clan became sociopathic cannibals. This all changes when they select Rick's group for their next meal, however, and Gareth loses both his mother and brother (see below for more on that) to Rick, and soon his entire empire of cannibalism when Carol rescues the group. Livid, Gareth sets out with the survivors of the attack to hunt and eat Rick's group. Though confident that he's smarter and more dangerous than Rick, Gareth is ultimately lured into a trap and butchered just like he intended to do to his victims.
"At the end of the day, no matter how much we hate all this ugly business... a man's got to eat."
- Adaptational Attractiveness: While not really ugly, his comic counterpart Chris has a more "stiff" and "crook-like" appearance.
- Adaptation Expansion: He is given a background and family, while Chris casually mentioned his in the comics. The events in Terminus are an original creation of the show.
- Adaptation Name Change: His comic counterpart's name is Chris.
- Adaptational Villainy: His comic counterpart was much friendlier to Dale, and actually does have some remorse for his cannibalism (and began openly weeping when recounting how his group ate their children). Unlike Gareth, he also told the truth when he said it was nothing personal, and when Dale started crying, he genuinely apologized for upsetting him. Gareth, meanwhile, is an unrepentant sociopath who's deluding himself into thinking he's a decent guy forced to do horrible things.
- Advertised Extra: Andrew J. West is present in most of the season 5 promotions but only sticks around for the season's first three episodes.
- Arc Villain: Serves as the Big Bad of the "Fear the Hunters" adaptation which lasts from the season 4 finale to the third episode of season 5.
- Big Bad Wannabe: True to his actor's word, he ends up being this in the long run. Terminus is destroyed in the first episode of season 5, and he and the Hunters are wiped out two episodes later. His one victory in season 5, capturing Bob and eating his leg, backfires spectacularly: Bob was already dying from a zombie bite, and returning him to the group leads Rick to take action to finish off the Hunters.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Insists he isn't, but his nerve fails as death approaches.
- Aloof Big Brother: Casually signaled his brother to be killed off.
- Beard of Evil: A sparse and thin one that makes him look both non-threatening and ghoulish at the same time.
- Benevolent Boss: Seems to genuinely care about his fellow members of Terminus, as evidenced by when he forgives a new recruit for a mistake on his first butcher job. However, he's happy to allow the dead of Terminus to be used to feed the community and nonchalantly ordered his brother to be killed.
- Big "NO!": Screams this just before Rick hacks him to pieces.
- Dead Star Walking: Despite being promoted to a series regular for the fifth season, he's killed by the third episode.
- Dirty Coward: He's pretty smug and confident when he has the upper hand, but as soon as the tables are turned on him by Rick he begins begging and pleading for his life. It doesn't save him.
- Disc One Final Boss: Slaughtered by Rick — with the machete Rick told him he was going to do it with — three episodes into season 5.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He is really angry for Mary and Alex's deaths, despite him being the main cause of the latter's demise. It's also implied he regrets ordering his group to eat their own children (though it's unknown if he actually had any kids or his own).
- Evil Counterpart: One could argue him as being one to Rick, another chance to show how far a 'good man' can fall. Gareth started out trying to help people, trying to be a good man, but faced lots of bad situations (His group being overthrown and brutalized being the main one). Like Rick, he responded a bit poorly, but unlike Rick he had no one to reign him in and, instead, helped bring everyone else down. In short, he's what could have happened to Rick if someone like Hershel hadn't been there to try and be the moral compass.
- Eye Scream: Threatens to stab Bob in the eye if Rick doesn't reveal the contents of the hidden bag. Thankfully, Rick tells him and he doesn't go through with it.
- Face Death with Dignity: Subverted. He tells Rick that he wouldn't beg for his life, as there's no point. But when Rick looms over him with a machete, he begs Rick to let the Hunters go, saying they'll never bother him again.
- Faux Affably Evil: Before being outright outed as a cannibal, he appears to be polite and approachable to people, even to those about to be butchered. He drops the act after Terminus is burned down and becomes increasingly ruthless and sadistic while keeping a creepily friendly attitude. Probably made most obvious when he tells Bob he really doesn't want to hurt him while remaining fairly cheerful and rubbing it in his face that he's eating Bob's leg.
- Fingore: Got two fingers shot off by Rick.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Becomes as evil as the people who brutalized Terminus (with the exception that it isn't known if he's raped anyone) which is probably made most obvious while he torments Bob.
- It's Personal: He especially wants to kill Carol for killing Mary.
- Jerkass: When he slips into Faux Affably Evil mode, his dialogue comes off as very snide and sadistic.
- Karmic Death: He ends up getting butchered to death by a nonchalant Rick while begging for his life, just as many people were casually butchered at Terminus by Gareth and his men after fruitless begging.
- Kick the Dog: Word of God is that Alex was his brother. After Alex died (on Gareth's signal mind you), Gareth allowed his brother to be carved up to be used as food for the community. His conversation with Bob as he and his men chow down on his leg is also this.
- Last Episode, New Character: In Season 4.
- The Leader: Of Terminus.
- Motive Rant: Gives a calm, creepy one to Bob while eating his leg.
- Never Found the Body: Rick shoots him in the shoulder in "No Sanctuary" and we see him go down, but we never see a body or get any confirmation that he died either. Naturally, he turns up alive and well in the next episode.
- Never My Fault: Blames the death of his brother on Rick, despite being the one who actually ordered it. He also refuses to admit to any wrongdoing when he's about to die, justifying his actions by simply claiming he has felt true hunger.
- Never Trust a Trailer: Trailers for Season 5 indicated that he would team up with Rick's group in an effort to find the cure. This never actually happens and he remains a direct antagonist until his death three episodes in.
- Nothing Personal: Says this pretty much word for word to Bob while eating his leg, but unlike when his comic counterpart said so, he doesn't mean one word of it, and takes visible pleasure from the situation.
- The Nicknamer: Calls Rick "the ringleader", Daryl "the archer", Michonne "samurai", and Carl "the kid".
- Oh Crap!: When he recognizes the machete with the red handle.
- Perma Stubble: Which is growing to be a Beard of Evil.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: In season 5, though it doesn't do him much good when he's killed three episodes into the season.
- Smug Snake: Thinks he's clever and more dangerous than Rick. It becomes clear that he's not.
- The Sociopath: Though he appears to view himself as a Sociopathic Hero resorting to I Did What I Had to Do.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: As of the most recent episodes he comes across as this. Likely because he became even more off unstable after Terminus was destroyed.
- The Stoic: Only really panics when Rick shoots off his finger and the tables are turned. He even faces a fragile window with a mass of walkers on the other side, and wonders about when it will inevitably break.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Hacked to pieces by Rick.
- Undignified Death: He goes into the church smug and full of himself, ready for dinner. Half his group is suddenly executed, and after he tries to retake control of the situation, he loses two fingers and forced to his knees with his group following. Then he's outright groveling before Rick, who simply glares at him until he loses his nerve and starts begging for his life. Then Rick hits him with an Ironic Echo of what he said to Bob ("We'd do this to anyone"), and then finally Rick butchers him, much like he'd been wanting to do to him.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in his fourth appearance. All the more surprising since he had been made a series regular for the season he died in.
- Would Hurt a Child: Gareth's extremely unnerving grin and comment when Judith gives away the group's location inside the church shook many an audience member to the core, to say the least. It's also made clear that he willingly killed and ate many children during his time in Terminus.
Portrayed by: Denise CrosbyThe first resident of Terminus introduced, Mary greets new arrivals to Terminus and holds a position of authority. She is the mother of Gareth, the community's leader, and his brother Alex, and was the victim of repeated rape when Terminus was overthrown by a gang of thugs. Mary and her family heeded the apparent call to devolve into murderers and retook Terminus. Shortly after she loses her son, she herself is killed by Carol during the battle of Terminus.
"People came and took this place. And they raped, and they killed. They laughed... over weeks. But we got out, and we fought and we got it back! And we heard the message! You're the butcher... or you're the cattle."
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Possibly (see Canon Foreigner below). There was no mention that Chris' mother was raped, nor indications that he's a Child by Rape for the matter.
- Affably Evil: She's really calm and polite for someone who cooks and serves human flesh.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She seems calm and polite but it is an act to help capture anybody who arrives at Terminus.
- Boom, Headshot: When Carol kneecaps her after she refuses to divulge any information on Rick, she has the balls to ask for a headshot for a quick death. Carol disagrees and lets loose some walkers on her.
- Canon Foreigner: While Chris obviously has a mother, she didn't appeared in the comics as a character.
- Named by the Adaptation: Technically speaking.
- Devoured by the Horde: After interrogating her, Carol shoots Mary in the leg and leaves her to be eaten by several walkers.
- The Dragon: Serves as one to Gareth, being the main welcomer and the person who seems to be the most important to the community after him.
- Evil Redhead: Redhead and evil.
- Karmic Death: She gets Eaten Alive by walkers; a fitting end for a cannibal.
- Motive Rant: When she confronts Carol, she refuses to divulge where Rick and the gang are (possibly because she may assume they're already dead), and instead goes on one of these, telling the community's backstory and claiming that Carol is ignorant to the world.
- Mouth of Sauron: As part of Terminus' "Welcome Wagon".
- Rape as Backstory: In a flashback, she is shown being thrown back into one of Terminus' railcars by one of the men who had taken it over, with the implication that she had just been raped. She later tries to justify her and her fellow Termites actions to Carol because of what those men did to her and the other female residents of Terminus.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: Averted but Invoked. Her son's original name is one letter away from Christ, the son of a very well known Mary. This is likely done to avoid backlash from the Christian/Catholic community.
- Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: After being introduced and established as a major villain at the end of season 4, she dies in the season 5 premiere.
- Team Mom: Possibly to Terminus, if her cooking the food is an indication. Furthered more by Word of God saying that she was the mother of both Gareth and Alex.
Portrayed by: Tate EllingtonA resident of Terminus, and Gareth's brother. He was ordered to be killed by his own brother when Rick took him hostage, and ended up being prepared as food for the community.
- Affably Evil: He's pretty friendly for a member of a group of cannibals.
- Armor-Piercing Question: "We were being human beings. What are we now Gareth?"
- Belated Backstory: After dying at the season 4 finale, Terminus' tragic backstory was explored in the season 5 premiere.
- Boom, Headshot: He is shot in the head while Rick is holding him at gunpoint.
- Canon Foreigner: He has no comic comic counterpart. Also, Chris doesn't have a brother.
- Last Episode, New Character: In season 4.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Notably, he has this over Terminus original attempt to provide sanctuary, which ended up leading a evil group to Terminus.Alex: We should've never put up the signs. What the hell did we think was going to happen? We brought them here...
- Posthumous Character: We learn much more about his character (through flashbacks) after his death than before.
- Sacrificial Lamb: To show how merciless the Terminus folk can be. His body is seen in "No Sanctuary" about to be butchered for meat, showing that even their own dead are fair game for Terminus residents to eat.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed in his first appearance. Subverted in the Season 5 premiere, which features him a couple of flashbacks with Word of God further fleshing out his history.
Portrayed by: Benjamin PapacA resident of Terminus.
- Adaptational Badass: He is more tactical in combat than his comic counterpart.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Albert is blond in the comics.
- Boom, Headshot: From Rick.
- Cold Sniper: He is Terminus' resident sniper.
- Evil Genius: He is Terminus' resident sniper, and a tactical sniper at that. He's also the one who came up with the theory that they may be infected since they ate the leg of the Zombie Infectee Bob.
- The Guards Must Be Crazy: Implied. Even though obviously Terminus is happy to see more people having come into the community, Gareth jokes that Albert must've been on guard duty since Rick, Daryl, Carl, and Michonne got in unnoticed.
- Last Episode, New Character: In Season 4.
- Nice Hat: Wears them until Terminus falls. He ditches it afterwards.
- Younger and Hipper: In the comics, Albert is in his late 30s to early 40s, while he is in his mid 20s to early 30s here in the show.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Barely got lines and screentime, he was just gunned to death with the rest of The Hunters.
Portrayed by: Chris CoyA Terminus resident who lives outside the main compound, manning a small outpost where he shoots off fireworks to distract walkers. He builds a violent enmity with Tyreese even after his death when he's killed by Sasha.
"You're a good guy, it's why you're gonna die today."
- Adaptation Expansion: He is given a little plot as Tyreese's Arch-Enemy, while Charlie is merely one of The Hunters' mooks (aside from the fact that Tyreese is dead at that point in the comics).
- Adaptation Name Change: His comic counterpart's name is Charlie.
- Arch-Enemy: The show builds him and Tyreese as this.
- Asshole Victim: No one is mourning his brutal execution from Sasha. We mean no one.
- Badass: While we don't get to see him much in combat, refusing to kneel after being surrounded by Rick's group, and only doing so when Gareth begged him and Abraham put a gun to his head, was incredibly ballsy.
- Beard of Evil: Sports a sparse one (mustache and goatee) that grew in the weeks between Tyreeese sparing him and his death.
- Blatant Lies: Tries to convince Carol and Tyreese that the rest of their group attacked Terminus after they had already overheard him talking about how they captured them.
- Blood Knight: He happily embraces Terminus' violent ways and is the most eager for blood, and is aggressively prodding Gareth to get on with it and attack the half of Rick's group that stayed in the church.
- The Dragon: He's the most prominent enforcer to Gareth and is the one who is able to lead the group to Rick. He also was in charge of literally bringing Bob home for dinner.
- Dead Person Conversation: He appears to the dying Tyreese several episodes after his death to taunt him about his morality.
- Defiant to the End: A variant. He is the last Hunter standing and refused to run or surrender despite being cornered. Gareth actually had to talk him into kneeling.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He questions why Carol and Tyreese left him alive when they could've just killed him and taken the car. He deduces that they're simply better people than he is and repays their mercy in the worst way possible.
- Hate Sink: All the Hunters are pretty nasty pieces of work, but Martin is easily one of the biggest assholes featured in the show.
- In the Hood: Wears one when he took out Bob and keeps it on until his death.
- I Warned You: When he appears as a hallucination to the bitten and dying Tyreese, he rubs it in his face that he's about to die, supposedly because of his good heart. He also tries to make Tyreese feel guilty and responsible for Bob's death, though a hallucination of Bob assures him that this wasn't the case.
- Jerkass: While most of the Terminus residents are Affably Evil, Martin doesn't even pretend to be friendly. He seems to get on well enough with his own group, though.
- Nerves of Steel: Doesn't show any fear when being held hostage by Carol and Tyreese. When the Hunters are surrounded, Martin refuses to back down and maintains a smug demeanor.
- Nice Hat: Wears a blue baseball cap, and while talking to another Termite over the radio, he calls dibs on Carl's sheriff hat.
- Never Found the Body: Tyreese claimed or at least thought that he beat him to death. He shows up at the following episode.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Tyreese pins him down and beats the crap out of him after he threatens to kill Judith. He survived it though.
- Not Quite Dead: Tyreese claimed that he killed him after brutally beating him but he turns up alive in the next episode.
- Shout-Out Theme Naming: His Adaptation Name Change from Charlie to Martin sounds fishy.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: A big part of his character is his belief that things like idealism and morals will only get you killed in the post-apocalypse. He only ever refers to Tyreese as "the guy that saves babies" and seems to think he's an idiot for putting others above himself.
- Smug Snake: Of all the Hunters, Martin is the most unpleasant and the biggest Jerkass. He tells Carol and Tyreese that their compassion will get them killed, and later brags that he will make it out alive. He happily threatens to snap Judith's neck, and even when the much larger, more powerful Tyreese has pinned him and has him at his mercy, he goads him on claiming it didn't hurt. When Rick's group has the Hunters cornered, he refuses to back down, smugly claiming there's another way out.
- Villain Has a Point: He does have a point in that Tyreese's refusal to kill even when its' necessary causes problems, like him living to lead Gareth to the group.
- Would Hurt a Child: He threatens to snap Judith's neck if Tyreese doesn't put down his weapons and go outside where three walkers are waiting.
Portrayed by: April BillingsleyTheresa is one of the Hunters tracking down Rick Grimes and his group of survivors after the fall of Terminus. She takes Michonne's sword but is ultimately killed by its' owner with the butt of a rifle.
- Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Theresa doesn't have a Rape as Backstory in the comic. That is, of course, if she's already a part of Terminus during the unfortunate takeover and not a later recruit.
- Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: In terms of personality.
- Beauty Inversion: April Billingsley looks great if she isn't sporting Theresa's "thick and baggy" hair.
- The Dark Chick: Much like her comic counterpart, being the only female Hunter.
- Faux Action Girl: Despite carrying Michonne's Cool Sword she never uses it, breaks down crying when the Hunters are being executed, and is killed in one hit from Michonne.
- Rape as Backstory: In a flashback, it is implied that the women of Terminus were raped. That is if she was part of the original Terminus community and not a later recruit.
- Red Shirt: Has no major role before she's killed by Rick's group.
- Second Episode Introduction: First appeared in the second episode of season five, "Strangers".
- The Smurfette Principle: The only female Hunter.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She dies the following episode she was introduced.
Portrayed by: Travis YoungGreg is part of Gareth's group tracking down Rick Grimes and his group of survivors after the fall of Terminus.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: His comic counterpart is blond.
- Age Lift: Is in his early thirties in the comic. Word of God says his in his mid thirties here.
- Beard of Evil: A short-cropped but dark and thick goatee
- Red Shirt: Fits no role in the group before his death.
- Second Episode Introduction: First appeared in the second episode of season five, "Strangers".
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies the following episode he was introduced.
Portrayed by: Chris BurnsMike is one of the Hunters tracking down Rick Grimes and his group of survivors after the fall of Terminus.
- Adaptational Curves: Appears more muscular than his comic counterpart.
- Adaptation Name Change: His comic counterpart's name is David.
- Beard of Evil: A sparse, cropped one.
- Boom, Headshot: From Rick
- The Brute: Physically the largest and most imposing of The Hunters.
- The Quiet One: Doesn't speak at all during his brief tenure on the show.
- Second Episode Introduction: First appeared in the second episode of season five, "Strangers".
- Villainous Glutton: Is seen grinning ear to ear as he wolfs down meat from Bob's leg.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He dies the following episode he was introduced.
Portrayed by: Adam Boyer and Justice LeakTwo Terminus residents who serve as butchers for the community, slaughtering their prey like cattle.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The second butcher pathetically begs as Rick advances on him.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Rick spitefully leaves both of them to turn after killing them.
- Asshole Victim: Both of them are savagely murdered by Rick as soon as he breaks out, but no one will be mourning these psychos.
- Badass: If both of them are recruits, they must've had some chops to be invited to join Terminus. Gareth must've been low on recruits lately, since the younger, newer one in particular is pretty incompetent.
- Bald of Evil: The older one is bald.
- Batter Up: They knock out their victims with baseball bats to the back of the head before slashing their throats.
- Easily Forgiven: Gareth is pretty chill towards the younger one after a screw-up since it's his first time around.
- Genre Blind: They keep getting distracted from killing Glenn and the others for several reasons, which gives Rick enough time to break out and kill them.
- No Name Given: Neither of their names are revealed.
- Punch Clock Villain: The creepiest part about them is that they don't seem to be getting any sadistic enjoyment out of what they're doing; they go about murdering people almost casually, as if in some sort of a boring office job. The older one does seem to be revving up to kill the survivors like you would playing baseball, however, implying he may find it fun.
- Retirony: Inverted with the younger one. His first run at the slaughterhouse is interrupted and he's ultimately killed by one of his first would-be victims.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Always seen together.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Both of them get killed by Rick in their first episode.
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Portrayed by: Owen HarnA man who once led a group of violent bandits into Terminus, taking over the compound that welcomed them with open arms and torturing and raping their women. However, Gareth and the survivors of Terminus were able to strike back, overwhelming this man's group. While the rest of his group was presumably eaten, he was locked in a train car indefinitely until found by Rick during the battle of Terminus. When Glenn insisted on freeing him, it turned out he had been driven insane and was quickly eaten by a walker.
"WE'RE THE SAME! WE'RE THE SAME!"
- Asshole Victim: Being a prisoner of cannibals may be a grim fate, but the man did lead a group of marauders into Terminus to pillage and rape their women.
- Beard of Sorrow: Has grown a massive one during his imprisonment.
- Eaten Alive: His ultimate fate.
- Expy: Many viewers believed he was Negan debuting early, given his short black hair and love of violence (Negan wouldn't debut for another two seasons). This was denied by Word of God.
- Face Framed in Shadow: During the flashbacks, he's only seen in very poor light.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Being killed and eaten is no pleasant way to go, granted, but oddly the Terminus residents chose to lock him up as opposed to killing him, when he was the one who put them through hell.
- Faux Affably Evil: He's all smiles when telling Gareth and his family it won't be okay.
- Greater Scope Villain: For the Terminus arc. He's the one whose brutality inspired Gareth and his friends to become psychopathic cannibals, and he's even worse than them to some degree considering they later refused to rape their prisoners.
- Madness Mantra: "WE'RE THE SAME!!!"
- No Indoor Voice: Thanks to his insanity.
- No Man Left Behind: Glenn tries to save him based on this, but he's unable to do so given the man's insanity.
- No Name Given: We don't learn his name.
- Not So Different: Believes humans and walkers are no different, likely given his experiences with the cannibals of Terminus.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Gleefully raped the women of Terminus without remorse. The residents of Terminus later absolutely refrained from rape, so traumatized by the evil inflicted by this man.
- Sacrificial Lamb: Despite being a minor character who's not even named, his brief scene haunts Glenn well into the rest of the season and makes him question if it was worth trying to save him.
- Sanity Slippage: Is a wrecked shell of a man by the time he's found.
- Tattooed Crook: A rapist and murderer with facial tattoos.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Repays Gareth's generous welcome in the worst way possible.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He's killed less than a minute after being introduced, though he also appears briefly in a flashback at the end of "No Sanctuary".