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Characters: The Walking Dead TV Show Tyreeses Group
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"The whole world is haunted now."
Portrayed by: Chad L. Coleman
Tyreese is the leader of a small group of survivors, including his younger sister Sasha, that discover the prison. His neighbor Jerry helped them survive the initial outbreak in a bunker, but they later left and joined a group of 25 people that slowly got whittled down. After briefly joining Woodbury with his sister, he joins the remaining citizens of the town in moving to the prison. He begins a relationship with Karen after settling into the prison. He enters a state of depression and rage after her death, but doesn't have long to dwell on it since the prison falls not long after. Rescuing Judith from the place, he becomes one of her primary caregivers.
"I don't believe in magic or luck, I do the math and I don't gamble."
Portrayed by: Sonequa Martin-Green
Sasha is Tyreese's younger sister and was a firefighter
before the Zombie Apocalypse
. After joining the prison group, Sasha becomes part of a council that leads the growing community. She also begins to form a relationship with Bob after the fall of the prison.
- Action Girl: She shows off some pretty sweet shovel swinging skills in her introductory episode, and during the run to the department store, she shows she is just as adept with a gun and creating Improvised Weapons.
- Adaptational Badass: If you consider Julie as her comic book counterpart.
- Adaptation Name Change: If she is indeed Julie's TV counterpart.
- Age Lift: If you consider Julie her comic counterpart, then she's over a decade older than her.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Maggie in "Alone" when they were surrounded by walkers near an ice cream truck.
- Broken Bird: She doesn't take Bob's death well in Season 5.
- Brother-Sister Team: With Tyreese.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics, although she appears to be taking the place of Tyreese's daughter, Julie.
- The Cassandra: She points out that Terminus seems too good to be true when Maggie and Bob are dead set on heading there, and warns that it's more likely to be another Woodbury than the safe haven it purports to be. Naturally, it turns out to be even worse.
- Composite Character: While it isn't clear if Julie is her comic counterpart, her role Season 5's Fear the Hunters arc belongs to Andrea's comic counterpart.
- The Cynic: Her experience at Woodbury and the fall of the prison make her skeptical about the signs for Terminus promising safe-haven. While Maggie and Bob want to push on to Terminus to find safety and maybe other members of their group, Sasha doesn't believe they will ever find the others again and simply wants to find a safe building and stay put.
- Determinator: While stuck in quarantine she fights through her own sickness to assist Hershel in treating others who have fallen ill until she literally passes out from exhaustion and dehydration.
- Extreme Melee Revenge: She did not hold back when she stabbed Martin to death.
- Hot-Blooded: She gets riled-up easily.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With her brother.
- I Can Still Fight: It takes a lot of cajoling by Hershel to convince her that she needs to take rests while she is sick.
- Ill Girl: Has fallen victim to a serious illness that has killed more than a few people in Season 4. She gets better.
- Improvised Weapon: When her gun jams in "30 Days Without An Accident" during a fight against walkers in a department store, Sasha grabs a pool cue, breaks it in half, and begins killing walkers with both halves.
- In the latter half of Season 4, she uses a long sharpened stick that she made herself as her primary melee weapon.
- The Lancer: She is her brother's most trusted teammate and the second most capable fighter of her team after him, but also has a much more confrontational personality than he does.
- The Leader: In Season 4, she is part of a council that runs the group at the prison, alongside Daryl, Carol, Glenn, and Hershel.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: Promoted to series regular for Season 4.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Tyreese's blue.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Starts wearing one in Season 4.
- Ship Tease: With Bob. They had a Relationship Upgrade in Season 5.
- Shovel Strike: Originally appeared with a shovel as her weapon.
- Sixth Ranger: Subverted at first, but played straight at the end of Season 3.
- Tragic Keepsake: Starts wearing the late Bob Stookey's jacket after his death.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: Holy hell; when she, Rick, Michonne, and Abraham lured the Terminus survivors to the church after they chopped Bob's leg off for a meal and dropped him at their doorstep, she turned Martin into a human pincushion. Tyreese is reasonably horrified by this.
Portrayed by: Daniel Thomas May
Allen is Donna's husband. He and his family were the first survivors to join Tyreese and his sister. After they join Woodbury, Allen joins the Governor's militia and adapts easily to the job. He is killed by the Governor when he massacres the militia.
- Boom, Headshot: Gets shot by the Governor after drawing a gun on him after the Governor killed the rest of the Woodbury militia.
- Composite Character: Some of his more violent traits seem to stem from comic-Tyreese's unnamed best friend, whom according to Tyreese had tried to kill him some weeks before meeting the group.
- Crusading Widower: His wife died in their debut, and his grief/desire to protect his son motivates many of the actions he takes afterwards.
- Death Seeker: When Tyreese holds him near the Woodbury Walker pit, he yells at Tyreese to drop him.
- Decomposite Character: He's an In Name Only character and his important characterizations from the comics were given to two not-so Canon Foreigner characters; Morales was given the role of the Atlanta group's original family man member, while Ryan Samuels was given his role of a dying father who left his two children for the group.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He draws his gun after showing disgust at the Governor gunning down the Woodbury militia. It doesn't do him much good, however, and the Governor shoots him in the head.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He is jealous that his wife looked to Tyreese for protection after he saved Donna's life.
- In Name Only: Pretty much the only similarity he has with his comic book counterpart is his name.
- Jerkass: Is generally rude and unpleasant to everyone except for his family.
- Love Makes You Evil: To be fair, he only started acting maliciously after failing to protect his wife.
- Outliving One's Offspring: Ben dies in Merle's ambush of the Woodbury militia, which Allen blames on the prison survivors and motivates him to seek revenge on them.
- The Social Darwinist: Flavor 4: he thinks that society had degraded to the point where only the fit survive, and sees that as enough justification to take over the prison.
- Sour Supporter: For Tyreese.
- Too Dumb to Live: Pulls his gun out on The Governor right after the latter kills the Woodbury Militia, and instead of shooting him right there he hesitates and does nothing. This predictably gets him killed a few seconds later.
- Token Evil Teammate: The most malicious and ill-minded member of Tyreese's group.
- Underestimating Badassery: Badly underestimates Carl, had he gone through with his plan to take the prison he likely would have been shot for his troubles.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Despite all the help the group gave him and the others, he wants to try and take their weapons and the prison for themselves. He also hates Tyreese for saving Donna's live prior to their introduction to the show.
- Would Hurt a Child: Yes, yes he would. When he suggests Tyreese and Sasha in order to take over the prison that they would need to kill everyone living there, they call him out on this after they pointing that there was a baby in the mix as well.
Portrayed by: Tyler Chase
Ben is the son of Allen and Donna. He joins the Woodbury militia alongside his father. He is shot and killed by Merle when the militia is ambushed by him.
- Accidental Murder: Zig-Zagged. Merle was aiming for The Governor when Ben accidentally blocked his shot, but the actual plan aside from killing The Governor is to take out as many Woodbury militia as he can.
- Adaptational Heroism: Very relatively, but compared to his comic counterpart, who ended up being an Enfant Terrible who murders his own brother and doesn't realize it, this version, who tries to avoid fights among people and just works to help fight off the Walkers is at least comparatively better. Doesn't help him much, though, given his status as an Ungrateful Bastard.
- Age Lift: From around 6 or 7 years old in the comic to a teenager in the show.
- Coincidental Dodge: Inverted, he coincidentally wanders into Merle's aim, taking a bullet meant for the Governor completely by chance.
- Composite Character: Possibly. He has a twin brother in the comic books, but he's the only child here.
- Death by Adaptation: His comic book counterpart was executed by Carl around the cannibals arc.
- Decomposite Character: His Character Development from the comics, specifically the Creepy Child/Enfant Terrible storyline, was given to Dark Action Girl Lizzie Samuels for the show.
- Demoted to Extra: His comic counterpart is The Rival of sorts to Carl. Here, he is a Mauve Shirt who is killed off before any Character Development.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Gets shot in the neck by Merle during his ambush of the Governor's men.
- In Name Only: The only thing he has in common with his comic book counterpart is his name. The character of Lizzie from Season 4 is the comic book character's true counterpart.
- Like Father, Like Son: He is actually nodding in approval for his father's Ungrateful Bastardness.
- Machete Mayhem: Uses a machete to dispatch a walker in the scene he is introduced in, but loses it when the walker collapses and it gets stuck in the walker's head.
- Mauve Shirt: Killed off by Merle in "This Sorrowful Life".
- Ungrateful Bastard: Like his dad, he wants to take over the prison before getting kicked out and joins the Woodbury army to fight the prison group, despite them having saved them previously.
- Yes-Man: To his father.
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Portrayed by: Cherie Dvorak
Donna is Allen's wife. She is bitten just before their group finds the prison, succumbing to the bite after the group makes it inside.