Members of Tyreese's group from the television show The Walking Dead:
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A group of survivors originally from Florida who found their way to the prison..
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Inverted. Every single one of them were introduced much later than their comic counterparts.
- Adaptational Villainy: Invoked but actually Zig-Zagged. They were never part of The Governor's crew in the comics, but here they allied with him after rick kicked them out of the prison. However, both Tyreese and his sister Sasha subverts this by being Token Good Teammates while Allen and his son Ben plays this straight.
- Badass Family: The crew are composed of two families; Allen's and the Brother-Sister Team of Tyreese and Sasha.
- Decomposite Character: Due to debuting in a much later timeline than in the comics, their earlier roles and Story Arcs were filled by different characters. T-Dog and Oscar filled Tyreese's role as the group's only black man, and Daryl took his place as Rick's post-Shane Lancer. The Morales family serves as a placeholder for Allen's family in Season 1, while the Samuels family takes their comics storyline in Season 4.
- Demoted to Extra: Tyreese and Allen's family were not as prominent as they were in the comics.
- Five-Man Band: The Remnants at least, with Tyreese as The Leader, Sahsa as The Lancer, Ben as The Big Guy, Allen as The Smart Guy and Token Evil Teammate and Donna as The Chick.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble: Tyreese is The Optimist, Sasha is The Realist, Allen is The Cynic and Ben is The Apathetic.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Tyreese is Leukine, Sasha is Choleric, Allen is Melancholic and Ben is Phlegmatic.
- Two Girls to a Team: Sasha and Donna are the only female members of the group.
Portrayed by: Chad L. ColemanTyreese 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.Tyreese is haunted and weary of the horrific world he and his friends live in. As a gentle soul, violence is something he's very much opposed to. However, when truly enraged, the gentle, sweet Tyreese is a force of nature that can go into berserker rages that even entire herds of walkers can fall victim to. Despite being an effective combatant, Tyreese grows to hate killing, even when it comes to hostile survivors and the walkers. Ultimately, Tyreese dies realizing that thanks to his unwillingness to kill, he's just not made for the world and passes on to hopefully find peace in the afterlife.
"It's not over. This isn't the end."
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Inverted. He debuted much later than in the source material.
- Adaptational Heroism: Tyreese is much nicer, compassionate, and diplomatic compared to his comic counterpart. By Season 5, he becomes The Heart of the group, something his comic counterpart never was.
- Adaptational Villainy: Invoked, but ultimately subverted in Season 3. He joined Woodburynote after Rick kicked them off the prison, forcing him to find another safe place for his group and Woodbury is the only available option. Once there, he and his group decided to help the Governor in his "war." But despite this, Tyreese has remained a good person, was very reluctant to harm the prison group, and protesting the use of walkers against them. He even flat-out refuses to take part in the second prison attack during the Season 3 finale and joins Rick's group after learning the truth about the Governor.
- A Death in the Limelight: Gets a hearty amount of focus in Season 5 and "What's Happening And What's Going On," and he's dead by the end of said episode.
- An Arm and a Leg: Michonne chops off his bitten arm in a last-ditch effort to save his life. Sadly, it's already too late for him.
- The Apocalypse Brings Out the Best in People: Deconstructed during Season 5 when he loses his will to kill anything, even if the situation very much calls for it. He's horrified by the slaughter of the Hunters (which was, needless to say, well-deserved considering their intentions) and Martin points out that being unwilling to kill anything will only continue to cause problems. Martin's proven right when allowing him to live allows Gareth to find the group again, something that haunts Tyreese until his death, when he sadly accepts that his suffering will end once he leaves the world he's no longer fit for.
- Arch-Enemy: Martin becomes his in Season 5. They only face off once (not counting their Dead Person Conversation) but Martin is the first character to directly confront Tyreese's morality and how it will get him killed.
- Ass Kicking Equals Authority: He is the most capable fighter of his group, hence the leadership.
- A-Team Firing: He's almost worthless when using a gun. It takes him four shots to hit a very slow moving walker with a sniper rifle. In "30 Days Without An Accident", he misses a couple of very close range shots with a handgun.
- The Berserker: When he's truly angry he is a terrifying force to be reckoned with; Allen was nearly fed to a pit full of walkers, an entire herd of walkers was decimated when he was cornered by them, and he nearly beat Martin to death. You'd better hope you're not in range of his fists or his hammer if he's angry. Word of God even clarifies that no other member of Rick's group could've not only survived, but decimated the herd he was surrounded by.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Tyreese is one of the kindest and most decent people on the show. When Allen attacked him near a pit of walkers though, Tyreese almost threw him in. In Season 4, Karen's death sends him into a massive fit. Then in the Season 5 premiere "No Sanctuary", he pummels, beats, and almost kills the douchebag who threatened to snap baby Judith's neck. The next episode revealed that the guy survived, but his face is obviously swelling bad.
- The Big Guy: He is literally the biggest, the tallest and physically the strongest member of Rick's group.
- Brother-Sister Team: With Sasha.
- Character Death: In "What's Happening And What's Going On", he's bitten twice by walkers and dies of his wounds by the end of the episode.
- Dead Person Conversation: While dying, he talks to the ghosts of Lizzie, Mika, Martin, Bob, The Governor and Beth.
- Decomposite Character: Due to debuting much later than his comicbook counterpart, his roles for the first two seasons were filled by T-Dog (received his backstory as an ex-football player), Shane (as The Lancer with the Love Triangle gone bad story line) and Daryl (received his character relationship with Carol, as well as The Lancer after Shane's death).
- Demoted to Extra: At least in comparison to his comic counterpart. In the comics, Tyreese is almost immediately a member of the main cast, and is The Lancer to Rick. Here, Tyreese doesn't debut until far later in the timeline, and only becomes a main cast member in his final season. Additionally, Tyreese never becomes The Lancer and wasn't nearly as prominent as the likes of Glenn, Daryl, or even Carl. To compensate for this, see Decomposite Character.
- Doomed Moral Victor: Tyreese eventually comes to be the most peaceful and forgiving character in the show (to the point he pleads with Sasha to forgive the psychopathic cannibals who mutilated her boyfriend), but as Martin points out, it begins to cause serious problems for him and his family - and ultimately haunts him until his death.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He is shown to be very capable at handling walkers but ends up getting mortally wounded when one bites him while he's not paying attention. It's not a complete example though, as he his slow death throughout the rest of the episode is very emotional and cinematic.
- Drop the Hammer: When first shown, he's using a small sledgehammer as a weapon.
- Enemy Without: Word of God is that Tyreese fears his own strength and the berserker he becomes when he's enraged.
- Face Death with Dignity: Once he realizes that he's about to die, he faces the end peacefully and with no fear. It helps that several of his deceased friends appear to him as hallucinations and comfort him.
- Foil: His sister Sasha is hot-headed and confrontational, while he is kind, sweet and reasoning. Their combat skills also differ in that Tyreese is proficient in melee and brute strength while Sasha is an excellent shot.
- Forgiven, but Not Forgotten: When Carol admits she murdered Karen (and David), Tyreese almost breaks a table and seems to consider shooting her. Ultimately he forgives her when Carol tells her reasons, and that Karen's death was quick - but promises never to forget what she did.
- Gentle Giant: He's the only one who shows nothing but gratitude to the prison group for saving and harboring them. He is also very disturbed by having to kill walkers, particularly when stabbing them through the prison fence. Tyreese is also often seen carrying and tending to baby Judith, a position that he seems entirely competent and comfortable with.
- The Heart: Of the group following Hershel's death.
- Heroic Blue Screen of Death: He goes through this when he finds Karen and David's charred bodies in the prison yard. And then there's Sasha falling sick. He so affected by both events that he remains several seconds inside a walker surrounded car — with an open door — during the mission led by Daryl to find antibiotics.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With his sister.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Season five delves into his wistful, desperate desire to avoid the overrun, brutal world he's forced to live in; largely due to the emotional trauma of losing so many friends to the apocalypse. It's quite clear that he'd be happy to just watch Judith while the others deal with people and walkers. In his Dead Person Conversation with several characters, he's confronted over this desire by Martin and The Governor, who mock him for wanting to escape reality. Ultimately, Bob, Beth, Lizzie, and Mika are able to assure Tyreese that there was nothing wrong with wanting to be done with the apocalypse, and comfort him as he passes away, finally ending his suffering.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: He's got horrible aim with a firearm, which nearly gets him killed during the fall of the prison, before being saved by Lizzie and Mika. This is the reason he generally sticks to his trusty hammer.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Outright calls baby Judith his friend.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: To Allen, after he antagonized Tyreese out of petty jealousy and advocated the use of walkers against the prison group.Allen: I'll protect [my son].
Tyreese: Oh, like you protected Donna?
- In the Season 5 premiere, Martin threatens to kill Judith. He responds in due course, by beating the SOB to death. Except he didn't.
- Large and in Charge: He twice as big as the rest of his group and clearly in command of them.
- The Leader: Of his small group. After joining the community at the prison, he steps out of the leadership role.
- Life-or-Limb Decision: When his arm was chomped twice by walkers, Rick and Michonne cut it off, but it's already too late for the big guy and it fails to save his life.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's very agile for a guy his size.
- Love Interest: For Karen, with the two of them becoming a couple in the Time Skip between Season 3 and 4.
- Martial Pacifist: Tyreese can definitely kick ass, but he always chooses to be diplomatic.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Averted, as Tyreese seemed pretty happy about Sasha and Bob getting together.
- Named by the Adaptation: His comic counterpart has Only One Name. Here, he's given the surname Williams.
- Nice Guy: Very much so. He has snapped and gotten aggressive on three occasions, but they were rather understandable (Allen's provocation, the aftermath of Karen's murder, and Martin threatening to kill baby Judith). In the latter case it turns out that he couldn't even bring himself to kill the bastard like he said he did as he turns up alive in the next episode.
- Nice Hat: His beanie that he's rarely seen without. It's left on the cross marking his grave.
- One-Man Army: Episode 3 of Season 4 showed him demolishing a horde of walkers all by himself.
- Only Sane Man: The most level-headed of his group.
- Sanity Slippage: After Karen is murdered.
- Papa Wolf: To the children in general, but it's most evident in the second half of Season 4.
- Judith may not be his child, but when she was threatened in the Season 5 premiere, he viciously killed the guy who threatened her. Upon her return, Carol is fully expecting to have to finish Martin off herself, but Tyreese stops her and admits that he was capable of killing since the man was threatening Judith's life. Although it ends up being subverted when the guy turns up alive in the next episode, showing that Tyreese either spared him or didn't kill him as he thought he did.
- Plot Armor: Clumsily running in the open field, with his wardrobe-size frame, while in close range of shooters during the third Prison Attack. Sadly, the plot armor doesn't protect him in Season 5 when he doesn't notice a walker behind him in time.
- Politically Incorrect Hero: He refuses to go along with unleashing walkers on the prison because they have "women and children."
- Promotion to Opening Titles: While he was promoted to series regular as of Season 4, his name only appeared in the OBB of Season 5. Much like Hershel, Beth, and Gareth before him, it doesn't do him much good, and he dies in the middle of the season.
- Promotion to Parent: In the beginning of the second half of Season 4 for Lizzie, Mika, and Judith, alongside Carol. He continues in this role until Judith is reunited with Rick in the Season 5 premiere, but still promises to help as much as possible with her afterwards.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He's the most powerful member of Rick's group and can decimate an entire herd on his own, but the man loves taking care of and spending time with baby Judith. Deconstructed in that it's implied that trying to resign himself to taking care of Judith is his unhealthy way of withdrawing from the everyday brutality of the world.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's a very level-headed leader to his small group and continues to be a good voice of reason when he cedes leadership to other members of the group.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to his sister's red.
- Sacrificial Lion: His death in the middle of season five comes just at the same time the group is losing hope. In-Universe, it's proof that even the toughest and most powerful people can be suddenly killed if they let their guard down for a moment. On a meta-level, his sudden death only an episode after Beth's proved that Anyone Can Die is still in full effect, presumably after the audience became acclimated to only losing major characters in season finales.
- Scary Black Man: Subverted. Tyreese is nice, reasonable, compassionate, and shows nothing but gratitude to the prison group for harboring his group. The only incidences when he becomes violently angry is when he finds out that Karen has been killed and her body has burned, and when a man from Terminus threatens to kill Judith. The latter one resulted in Tyreese beating the asshole to death (or so it appeared).
- Sixth Ranger: Subverted for Rick's group in "The Suicide King". Played straight for Woodbury in "I Ain't No Judas", although he is having second thoughts. Played straight to Rick's group as of "Welcome To The Tombs".
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Always wearing A-shirts until fall comes late Season 3.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Justified as he debuted much later than his comic counterpart. He was the first fatality of the prison attack in the comics, but he survived in the show. In "Too Far Gone", Hershel actually suffers the death Tyreese had in the comics. When he dies in the mid-season five premiere, it was much later in the timeline compared to his death in the comics..
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: Nobody saw it coming, largely because Beth had just died the episode beforehand.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Oscar, and, by second degree, to T-Dog, as the Blue Oni black man set to be a member on the heroes' side.
- Those Two Guys: With Sasha in Season 3. Averted from Season 4 onward once they both start receiving more screen time.
- Thou Shall Not Kill: A major belief of his. It's seemingly averted in the Season 5 premiere when he kills Martin, but the next episode subverts it by revealing that Martin survived. Ultimately, he dies without having ever killed a living person, with the possible exception of one member of the Governor's militia.
- Token Good Teammate: Tyreese is the only member of his team who isn't an Ungrateful Bastard and is levelheaded. While his sister isn't an Ungrateful Bastard, she's very Hot-Blooded and argumentative, while Donna was given no characterization due to her early death. This becomes a factor when they arrived in Woodbury, where he is one of the few ready to argue against the Governor's decisions.
- During the fifth season - particularly during the Grady Memorial Rescue Arc - Tyreese is the one advocating the most peaceful course of actions. While the group are not villains, they've certainly grown more brutal in combat and are far more comfortable with it than he is.
- Too Good for This Sinful Earth: The tragedy of Tyreese's demise is that he was one of the most goodhearted characters on the show, who did his best to be a moral compass for the group in the wake of Hershel's death. His desire for a peaceful life with his friends and baby Judith also makes this even more tragic since the group arrives in the relatively peaceful Alexandria soon after his demise.
- Zombie Infectee: He's bitten by a walker and lays dying for an extended amount of time, and when he's attacked by another one, he allows it to chomp on the same arm until he grabs a weapon to kill it with. He dies at the end of the episode.
Portrayed by: Sonequa Martin-GreenSasha is Tyreese's cynical 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 and proves to be the group's most competent sniper. She also begins to form a relationship with Bob after the fall of the prison.After the escape from Terminus, Sasha and Bob's relationship continues to grow until he dies from a walker bite. The subsequent deaths of Beth and then Tyreese weigh heavily on Sasha, who becomes traumatized and increasingly reckless. At Alexandria, Sasha volunteers to be the safe-zone's sentry, manning a sniper post in a nearby church tower. Nearly overcome by despair, she is nearly goaded into killing a suicidal Father Gabriel before Maggie arrives and helps bring both back from the brink, and soon finds new love with Abraham.
"I mean, hell, you're always accountable. It's just that with all that other noise, you know people won't notice."
- 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. By the fifth season, she is the group's go-to sniper and is probably the most combat-proficient female after Michonne.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Possibly inverted if she is indeed Julie's counterpart since she debuted much later than in the source material.
- Adaptational Badass: If you consider Julie as her comic book counterpart.
- Adaptation Name Change: If she is indeed Julie's TV counterpart.
- A Day in the Limelight: "Always Accountable" focuses largely on her character alongside Abraham and Daryl.
- Age Lift: If you consider Julie her comic counterpart, then she's over a decade older than her.
- Ascended Extra: Goes from a recurring character all the way to billing in the show's opening titles by Season 6.
- Axe Crazy: Not exactly, but her Sanity Slippage crossed with her Blood Knight tendencies can make her very....twitchy at times. She's calming down some in Season 6.
- Back-to-Back Badasses:
- With Maggie in "Alone" when they were surrounded by walkers near an ice cream truck.
- With Michonne and Rosita in "Try".
- Battle Couple: Briefly so with Bob, and later with Abraham starting towards the end of Season 6.
- Big Damn Heroes: Sasha and Abraham save Glenn's life when it looks like he is about to be devoured in "No Way Out".
- Blood Knight: Michonne determines very quickly in "Try" that Sasha was hunting walkers.
- Broken Bird: She doesn't take Bob's death well in Season 5, nor the death of her brother. By the time the group reaches Alexandria, she's paranoid, possibly experiencing auditory hallucinations, and may well be a Death Seeker.
- Brother-Sister Team: With Tyreese until his death.
- Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics, although she appears to be taking the place of Tyreese's daughter, Julie.
- Cartwright Curse: Both of her boyfriends, Bob and Abraham, die shortly after she entered a relationship with them.
- 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.
- Cold Sniper: Sasha's the best shot of the whole group and comes across as this to anyone she doesn't trust, especially after Tyreese's death and their admission to Alexandria. She's more of a Friendly Sniper with some the group, though.
- Composite Character: While it isn't clear if Julie is her comic counterpart, all her role starting Season 5 originally belongs to Andrea in the comics, particularly the death of a significant other during the Fear the Hunters as well as becoming the group's resident sniper. Also, since Michonne is getting Adaptational Heroism Sasha gets her comic counterpart's storyline of being paranoid and out of place when the group gets to Alexandria. Starting in Season 6 she picks up Holly's place as the girl Abraham leaves Rosita for.
- 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. Her reaction to Alexandria is similar, but compounded even more so by the recent deaths of Bob, Beth, and Tyreese.
- Death Seeker: May very well be one; in "Forget", when she hallucinates hearing walkers nearby she simply sits down and says "Come and get me."
- Despair Event Horizon: Just as she's starting to cope with Bob's death thanks to Tyreese, he then gets killed, and she's visibly devastated and can barely manage to stand at his funeral.
- 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.
- Friendship Moment: In "Try" where Michone and Rosita search for Sasha, quickly determining that she was hunting walkers and even fighting alongside each other and saving Sasha in the process. Though their efforts went in vain, they at least tried to comfort Sasha and bring her back to reality.
- 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.
- Love Triangle: In Season 6, Abraham has developed a crush on her while still being in a relationship with Rosita, but she doesn't seem too interested in him until he wises up about his Entitled to Have You tendencies.
- Named by the Adaptation: Possibly. Her possible comic counterpart Julie has Only One Name. Here, she's given the surname Williams.
- Odd Friendship: Delevopes one with Abraham in Season 6, though they end up getting together at the end of the season.
- One Woman Army: Staying in the guard tower at Alexandria has made her an extremely good shot. Best shown in "Try" when she effortlessly mows down a large group of walkers with only a little help from Michonne and Rosita.
- Out of Focus: Though she's added to the main cast in Season 6, she receives little development and the majority of her main arc regarding getting together with Abraham by and large revolves around him over her.
- Promotion to Opening Titles: Promoted to series regular for Season 4, and added to the opening titles for season 6.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Tyreese's blue.
- Salt and Pepper: She's regularly seen with Maggie starting the second half of Season 4.
- Sanity Slippage: Bob's death starts sending her down this path, but Tyreese's death is really when it happens; she becomes reckless and paranoid, finding it impossible to fit in at Alexandria. In "Conquer", she lies in a pile of dead walkers for no reason. Fortunately, it seems that Maggie has helped to bring her back from the brink.
- Satellite Character: Her development in Season 6 revolves around her friendship with Abraham which eventually leads to the two of them getting together.
- Scarf of Asskicking: Starts wearing one in Season 4.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: By the time the group reaches Alexandria, Sasha is a reckless, paranoid wreck who is having auditory hallucinations of walkers and a severe panic attack at Deanna's welcome party.
- Ship Tease: With Bob. They had a Relationship Upgrade in Season 5. In Season 6 she starts developing this with Abraham, until he directly propositions her in "Always Accountable". However, she doesn't seem too interested in him, and begins visibly trying to distance herself from him in "Knots Untie". It isn't until Abraham apologizes for his Entitled to Have You attitude and says he's totally cool if she doesn't decide to get together with him, that she finally gives him a chance.
- Shovel Strike: Originally appeared with a shovel as her weapon.
- Single Woman Seeks Good Man: She fell for Bob, probably the sweetest member of the post-prison survivors. Later, she doesn't agree to give Abraham a chance until he matures and apologizes for coming on too strong.
- Sixth Ranger: Subverted at first, but played straight at the end of Season 3.
- Sole Survivor: Of her family after Tyreese's death, and she is currently the only surviving character on this page.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Possibly. If she is indeed Julie's counterpart, then she's supposed to have died around the timeline of late Season 3 to Season 4.
- Those Two Guys: With Tyreese in Season 3. Averted from Season 4 onward when they develop into more distinct characters.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Her Sanity Slippage in Season 5 has made her extremely abrasive and antisocial. She gets better in Season 6, though.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She starts to grow out of her Sanity Slippage in Season 6 and becomes more calm and reasonable.
- Tragic Keepsake: Starts wearing the late Bob Stookey's jacket after his death.
- Trauma Conga Line: Early in Season 5, Bob dies just as she is starting to form a genuine relationship with him. A couple episodes later, her brother Tyreese dies. It has not done wonders for her sanity.
- 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 MayAllen 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.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Inverted. He debuted much later than in the source material.
- Adaptational Curves: His comicbook counterpart is fatter.
- Adaptational Villainy: The guy is a douchebag compared to his comic counterpart.
- Asshole Victim: It's hard to feel sorry for him considering how much of a dick he was.
- 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 ChaseBen 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 Early Appearance: Inverted. He debuted much later than in the source material. Same goes for his direct counterpart, Lizzie.
- 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 DvorakDonna is Allen's wife. She is bitten just before their group finds the prison, succumbing to the bite after the group makes it inside.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Her comicbook counterpart is an old-looking woman with short blond hair.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Inverted. She debuted much later than in the source material.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Donna is blond in the comics.
- Ambiguously Brown/Race Lift: While Donna was white in the comics, this Donna appears to be Hispanic or of Mixed Ancestry.
- Death by Adaptation: An odd version. She's around much shorter than her comic incarnation, but dies much later in the timeline.
- Demoted to Extra: In the comics, Donna was around for the first arc and a half before being killed.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her clothes are pink.
- Red Shirt: Given none of the characterization her comic book counterpart received.
- Zombie Infectee: Gets bitten in the woods outside of the prison and dies of the bite shortly after Carl finds the group.