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*** Their [[spoiler:massacre by Rick's group,]] pictured above, is simply horrifying. It doesn't even show [[spoiler:the full slaughtering]]. Instead, it opts for a NothingIsScarier approach, showing weapons, bloodied hands, blood on walls, as well as a fire. This moment further cements the fact that [[spoiler:Rick's group will opt for straight-up murder]] if that is what they need to keep living.
** The marauder who [[spoiler: tried to rape Carl.]] Even in the apocalypse, there are child molesters and rapists. And then you see [[spoiler: Rick ''biting'' into someone's throat]], and he's not even a walker!

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*** Their [[spoiler:massacre by Rick's group,]] pictured above, is simply horrifying. It doesn't even show [[spoiler:the full slaughtering]]. Instead, it opts for a NothingIsScarier approach, showing weapons, bloodied hands, blood on walls, as well as a fire. This moment further cements the fact that [[spoiler:Rick's group will opt for straight-up murder]] if that is what they need to keep living.
living. The event can easily be seen as the worst thing that [[spoiler:Rick's group]] ever does in the comic's run.
** The marauder who [[spoiler: tried [[spoiler:tried to rape Carl.]] Even in the apocalypse, there are child molesters and rapists. And then you see [[spoiler: Rick ''biting'' into someone's throat]], and he's not even a walker!


* [[spoiler:Rick's death]] in issues 191 and 192, not just because it was sudden and shocking but for what it represents. After surviving countless wars, disasters and close calls [[spoiler:Rick]] meets his end [[HeroicSacrifice not fighting off some great threat or saving his people from certain destruction]], but from [[UndignifiedDeath simply being shot a few times in the chest while laying in bed]]. It's horrifying in how needless and preventable it was, in how even though this is the death of [[spoiler:the main protagonist]] we're talking about, [[spoiler:Rick's]] death was ultimately '''mundane'''. No final words with Carl, no tearful goodbyes to all of his friends and loved ones, no big grandiose exit... [[TheHeroDies just another cold-blooded murder]] [[CrapsackWorld in a world full of them]]. At it's core this event serves as a grim reminder... the book you are reading is still [[AnyoneCanDie The]] [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Walking]] [[DespairEventHorizon Dead]] and no amount of [[CozyCatastrophe progress]], [[HopeSpot hope]] or [[BittersweetEnding change]] will ever make it anything else.

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* [[spoiler:Rick's death]] in issues 191 and 192, not just because it was sudden and shocking but for what it represents. After surviving countless wars, disasters and close calls [[spoiler:Rick]] meets his end [[HeroicSacrifice not fighting off some great threat or saving his people from certain destruction]], but from [[UndignifiedDeath simply being shot a few times in the chest while laying in bed]]. It's horrifying in how needless and preventable it was, in how even though this is the death of [[spoiler:the main protagonist]] we're talking about, [[spoiler:Rick's]] death was ultimately '''mundane'''. No final words with Carl, [[spoiler:his son Carl]], no tearful goodbyes to all of his friends and loved ones, no big grandiose exit... [[TheHeroDies just another cold-blooded murder]] [[CrapsackWorld in a world full of them]]. At it's core this event serves as a grim reminder... the book you are reading is still [[AnyoneCanDie The]] [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Walking]] [[DespairEventHorizon Dead]] and no amount of [[CozyCatastrophe progress]], [[HopeSpot hope]] or [[BittersweetEnding change]] will ever make it anything else.


* [[spoiler:Rick's death]] in issues 191 and 192, not just because it was sudden and shocking but for what it represents. After surviving countless wars, disasters and close calls [[spoiler:Rick]] meets his end [[HeroicSacrifice not fighting off some great threat or saving his people from certain destruction]], but from simply being shot a few times in the chest. It's horrifying in how needless and preventable it was, in how even though this is the death of [[spoiler:the main protagonist]] we're talking about, [[spoiler:Rick's]] death was ultimately '''mundane'''. No final words with Carl, no tearful goodbyes to all of his friends and loved ones, no big grandiose exit... just another cold-blooded murder in a world full of them. At it's core this event serves as a grim reminder... the book you are reading is still [[AnyoneCanDie The]] [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Walking]] [[DespairEventHorizon Dead]] and no amount of [[CozyCatastrophe progress]], [[HopeSpot hope]] or [[BitterSweetEnding change]] will ever make it anything else.

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* [[spoiler:Rick's death]] in issues 191 and 192, not just because it was sudden and shocking but for what it represents. After surviving countless wars, disasters and close calls [[spoiler:Rick]] meets his end [[HeroicSacrifice not fighting off some great threat or saving his people from certain destruction]], but from [[UndignifiedDeath simply being shot a few times in the chest.chest while laying in bed]]. It's horrifying in how needless and preventable it was, in how even though this is the death of [[spoiler:the main protagonist]] we're talking about, [[spoiler:Rick's]] death was ultimately '''mundane'''. No final words with Carl, no tearful goodbyes to all of his friends and loved ones, no big grandiose exit... [[TheHeroDies just another cold-blooded murder murder]] [[CrapsackWorld in a world full of them.them]]. At it's core this event serves as a grim reminder... the book you are reading is still [[AnyoneCanDie The]] [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Walking]] [[DespairEventHorizon Dead]] and no amount of [[CozyCatastrophe progress]], [[HopeSpot hope]] or [[BitterSweetEnding [[BittersweetEnding change]] will ever make it anything else.


* Rick's death in issues 191 and 192, not just because it was sudden and shocking but for what it represents. After surviving countless wars, disasters and close calls Rick meets his end not fighting off some great threat or saving his people from certain destruction, but simply a few shots to the chest. It's horrifying in how needless and preventable was, in how even though this is the death of the main protagonist we're talking about, Rick's death was ultimately '''mundane'''. No final words with Carl, no tearful goodbyes to all of his friends and loved ones, no big grandiose exit... just another cold-blooded murder in a world full of them. At it's core this event serves as a grim reminder... the book you are reading is still The Walking Dead and no amount of progress, hope or change will ever make it anything else.

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* Rick's death [[spoiler:Rick's death]] in issues 191 and 192, not just because it was sudden and shocking but for what it represents. After surviving countless wars, disasters and close calls Rick [[spoiler:Rick]] meets his end [[HeroicSacrifice not fighting off some great threat or saving his people from certain destruction, destruction]], but from simply being shot a few shots to times in the chest. It's horrifying in how needless and preventable it was, in how even though this is the death of the [[spoiler:the main protagonist protagonist]] we're talking about, Rick's [[spoiler:Rick's]] death was ultimately '''mundane'''. No final words with Carl, no tearful goodbyes to all of his friends and loved ones, no big grandiose exit... just another cold-blooded murder in a world full of them. At it's core this event serves as a grim reminder... the book you are reading is still The Walking Dead [[AnyoneCanDie The]] [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Walking]] [[DespairEventHorizon Dead]] and no amount of progress, hope [[CozyCatastrophe progress]], [[HopeSpot hope]] or change [[BitterSweetEnding change]] will ever make it anything else.



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* Rick's death in issues 191 and 192, not just because it was sudden and shocking but for what it represents. After surviving countless wars, disasters and close calls Rick meets his end not fighting off some great threat or saving his people from certain destruction, but simply a few shots to the chest. It's horrifying in how needless and preventable was, in how even though this is the death of the main protagonist we're talking about, Rick's death was ultimately '''mundane'''. No final words with Carl, no tearful goodbyes to all of his friends and loved ones, no big grandiose exit... just another cold-blooded murder in a world full of them. At it's core this event serves as a grim reminder... the book you are reading is still The Walking Dead and no amount of progress, hope or change will ever make it anything else.


** The brutality of it gets even worse when you realize that he died after the first couple of blows, but for no reason, Negan just keeps beating his head until it's nothing but mush.
* [[spoiler: Abraham's]] [[MoeGreeneSpecial death]]. It's one thing to see someone get shot in the head with an arrow. But when you see a panel where said victim is still speaking WITH THE ARROW IN HIS HEAD, that's just super creepy.

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** The brutality of it gets even worse when you realize that he died after the first couple of blows, but for no reason, Negan just keeps beating his head in until it's nothing but mush.
* [[spoiler: Abraham's]] [[MoeGreeneSpecial death]]. It's one thing to see someone get shot in the head with an arrow. But arrow, but when you see a panel where said victim is still speaking WITH THE ARROW IN HIS HEAD, that's just super creepy.



** [[spoiler:The reality, that it is a group of survivors who are wearing the zombies' flesh as disguises, is not much better.]]

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** [[spoiler:The reality, that it is it's a group of survivors who are wearing the zombies' walkers' flesh as disguises, is not much better.]]



* The end of issue 143 where Alpha reveals her trump card to Rick. [[spoiler:It's an absolutely massive army of walkers that could easily overrun one of the group's settlements in a heartbeat if given the chance.]] Suddenly, all of those threats about destroying everything Rick cares about don't seem so empty...

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* The end of issue 143 where Alpha reveals her trump card to Rick. [[spoiler:It's an Rick: [[spoiler:an absolutely massive ''massive'' army of walkers that could easily overrun one of the group's settlements in a heartbeat if given the chance.]] Suddenly, all of those threats about destroying everything Rick cares about don't seem so empty...



* The ENTIRE second half of issue 144, where we get to see just what Alpha did in the previous issue. [[spoiler:After sneaking into the fair completely undetected she was able to capture about a dozen people from each of the three communities, take them out into the middle of a field and decapitate them with her machete. After that she had their heads impaled on posts to mark "her territory" with and warn against Rick's group bothering them again. The presence of Josh and Rosita (who was pregnant) shows that she had no problem killing children to make a point and all just because Carl followed Lydia back home. Oh, and Alpha is happy to confirm that what Lydia told Carl about her letting the men in her group rape her is indeed the truth and that she sees absolutely nothing wrong with it.]] Freaking NEGAN looks like a saint in comparison to this woman, which is truly horrifying.

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* The ENTIRE second half of issue 144, where we get to see just what Alpha did in the previous issue. [[spoiler:After sneaking into the fair completely undetected undetected, she was able to capture about a dozen people from each of the three communities, take them out into the middle of a field and decapitate them with her machete. After that she had their heads impaled on posts to mark "her territory" with and warn against Rick's group bothering them again. The presence of Josh and Rosita (who was pregnant) shows that she had no problem killing children to make a point and all point, just because Carl followed Lydia back home. Oh, and Alpha is happy to confirm that what Lydia told Carl about her letting the men in her group rape her is indeed the truth and that she sees absolutely nothing wrong with it.]] Freaking NEGAN looks like a saint in comparison to this woman, which is truly horrifying.



* When the group arrives in downtown Atlanta they come across a truly massive horde that stretches into the distance as far as they can see. You know that horde mentioned above in issue 143? The way the book describes it this horde is even bigger than that. Even worse, Philip is so dead set on getting the group to safety that he actually DRIVES STRAIGHT INTO IT! [[spoiler:It's honestly a minor miracle that nobody died even with all of the close calls they had and if not for April the whole group might have perished there.]]

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* When the group arrives in downtown Atlanta Atlanta, they come across a truly massive horde that stretches into the distance as far as they the eye can see. You know that horde mentioned above in issue 143? The way the book describes it this horde is even bigger than that. Even worse, Philip is so dead set on getting the group to safety that he actually DRIVES STRAIGHT INTO IT! [[spoiler:It's honestly a minor miracle that nobody died even with all of the close calls they had and if not for April the whole group might have perished there.]]


** The Governor. He feeds humans to the zombies. Keeps his zombified daughter as a pet (implying pedophile interactions between the two). Enjoys rape and torture. And this guy rules a city with these principles! The worst part is, unlike most villains, his actions are not justified at all. Heís simply a sadistic murderous psychopath. By himself, he killed more than a third of the protagonists, raped Michonne and amputated Rick's hand.

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** The Governor. He feeds humans to the zombies. Keeps walkers, keeps his zombified daughter as a pet (implying pedophile pedophilic interactions between the two). Enjoys two), enjoys rape and torture. And this guy torture, and rules a city with these principles! The worst part is, unlike most villains, his actions are not justified at all. Heís simply a sadistic murderous psychopath. By himself, he killed more than a third of the protagonists, raped Michonne Michonne, and amputated Rick's hand.



** Thomas Richards. He is in a freaking Zombie world, and what does he do to pass time? Decapitating children!

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** Thomas Richards. He is in a freaking Zombie zombie world, and what does he do to pass time? Decapitating children!



*** Their [[spoiler:massacre]] by Rick's group, pictured above, is simply horrifying. It doesn't even show the full [[spoiler:slaughtering]]. Instead, it opts for a NothingIsScarier approach, showing weapons, bloodied hands, blood on walls, as well as a fire. This moment further cements the fact that Rick's group will opt for straight out [[spoiler:murder]] if that is what they need to keep living.

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*** Their [[spoiler:massacre]] [[spoiler:massacre by Rick's group, group,]] pictured above, is simply horrifying. It doesn't even show the [[spoiler:the full [[spoiler:slaughtering]].slaughtering]]. Instead, it opts for a NothingIsScarier approach, showing weapons, bloodied hands, blood on walls, as well as a fire. This moment further cements the fact that Rick's [[spoiler:Rick's group will opt for straight out [[spoiler:murder]] straight-up murder]] if that is what they need to keep living.



* At the end of volume 10 Rick, Morgan, Abraham, and Carl hide in a house. Morgan goes upstairs to find the remains of the former residents. The kids were poisoned and then had their heads drilled through and then the parents shot themselves.
* Rick's nightmare shortly after [[spoiler:the fall of the prison.]] The world is like it was before the apocalypse and Rick saves Carl from walking in front of a car only to go inside and start making out with Lori. Things then turn gruesome as [[spoiler:Lori turns into a zombie and begins taunting him over the fact that he couldn't save her, all while eating him alive. What makes it really horrible is how Rick doesn't fight back and just agrees with her.]]

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* At the end of volume 10 10, Rick, Morgan, Abraham, and Carl hide in a house. Morgan goes upstairs to find the remains of the former residents. The kids were poisoned and then had their heads drilled through through, and then the parents shot themselves.
* Rick's nightmare shortly after [[spoiler:the fall of the prison.]] The world is like it was before the apocalypse and Rick saves Carl from walking out in front of a car only to go inside and start making out with Lori. Things then turn gruesome as [[spoiler:Lori turns into a zombie walkeer and begins taunting him over the fact that he couldn't save her, all while eating him alive. What makes it really horrible is how Rick doesn't fight back and just agrees with her.]]



* At one point, a group including Rick and Carl have to make it through a horde of zombies. The hold onto each other's hands and walk through in a straight chain. It goes well at first, then the other child of the group makes too much noise out of fear, and is grabbed by zombies who chow down (while screaming for his mother the entire time). The mother tries to pull him out, but only gets set on herself. She is still holding onto Carl and begs Rick to not leave them, but Carl is about to be grabbed next, so Rick has to ''cut off her hand at the wrist with a hatchet''. As Rick and Carl run, we can see the jutting stump of her arm still sticking out of the mass of zombies tearing her and her son to shreds. It doesn't help that the woman happened to be someone who [[spoiler: Rick was starting a relationship with. Not only that, when they clean up the bodies in the aftermath, they come upon her remains, which prompts Abraham to tell the workers to get rid of the body before Rick sees it]]. In a series full of gore, this scene stands as a shining example of how it doesn't discriminate with who dies and to what degree of painful a death.

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* At one point, a group including Rick and Carl have to make it through a horde of zombies. The walkers. They hold onto each other's hands and walk through in a straight chain. It goes well at first, then the other child of the group makes too much noise out of fear, and is grabbed by zombies the walkers, who chow down (while screaming on him while he screams for his mother the entire time).time. The mother tries to pull him out, but only gets set on herself. She is still holding onto Carl and begs Rick to not to leave them, but Carl is about to be grabbed next, so Rick has to ''cut off her hand at the wrist with a hatchet''. As Rick and Carl run, we can see the jutting stump of her arm still sticking out of the mass of zombies tearing her and her son to shreds. It doesn't help that the woman happened to be someone who [[spoiler: Rick was starting a relationship with. Not only that, when they clean up the bodies in the aftermath, they come upon across her remains, which prompts Abraham to tell the workers to get rid of the body before Rick sees it]]. In a series full of gore, this scene stands as a shining example of how it doesn't discriminate with who dies and to what degree of painful a death.


* The worst part in the Apocalypse shown in these comics is this horrible fact: almost everyone will eventually become a walker. The bite isnít needed, though it certainly helps more things along. If you die, you turn, thatís all. Imagine living with this fear of becoming one of these creatures. Or watching your loved ones dying and coming back as monsters. The only way out is to get killed twice. Youíll see many characters shooting their dead friends or family to save them from this fate. This simple idea is not only heartbreaking, itís sickening.

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* The worst part in the Apocalypse shown in these comics is this horrible fact: almost everyone will eventually become a walker. The bite isnít needed, though it certainly helps more move things along. If you die, you turn, thatís all. Imagine living with this fear of becoming one of these creatures. Or watching your loved ones dying and coming back as monsters. The only way out is to get killed twice. Youíll see many characters shooting their dead friends or family to save them from this fate. This simple idea is not only heartbreaking, itís sickening.

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* The wrap-around cover to Issue 100 has Rick standing over a field of corpses consisting of dead characters from the comics. The most disturbing part is that [[spoiler: Judith's hand]] can be seen.

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* Some of the walkers can be particularly creepy. Special mention to [[spoiler: Shane's zombie]] and the zombie Glenn stabbed when testing his strategy for removing walkers from the prison fence.


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* At the end of volume 10 Rick, Morgan, Abraham, and Carl hide in a house. Morgan goes upstairs to find the remains of the former residents. The kids were poisoned and then had their heads drilled through and then the parents shot themselves.


* The very fact that [[spoiler: Lilly's [[BoomHeadshot gunshot]] did ''not'' kill the Governor. In fact, the latter was still ''screaming in his mind that he was still alive'' while being [[DevouredByTheHorde devoured by the walkers]]. Sure, his death was [[KarmicDeath karmic]], but ''damn'', that was a very unpleasant way to die...]]

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* The very fact that [[spoiler: Lilly's [[BoomHeadshot gunshot]] did ''not'' instantly kill the Governor. In fact, the latter was still ''screaming in his mind that he was still alive'' while being [[DevouredByTheHorde devoured by the walkers]]. Sure, his death was [[KarmicDeath karmic]], but ''damn'', that was a very unpleasant way to die...]]


* [[spoiler: Abraham's]] death. It's one thing to see someone get shot in the head with an arrow. But when you see a panel where said victim is still speaking WITH THE ARROW IN HIS HEAD, that's just super creepy.

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* [[spoiler: Abraham's]] death.[[MoeGreeneSpecial death]]. It's one thing to see someone get shot in the head with an arrow. But when you see a panel where said victim is still speaking WITH THE ARROW IN HIS HEAD, that's just super creepy.

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* The very fact that [[spoiler: Lilly's [[BoomHeadshot gunshot]] did ''not'' kill the Governor. In fact, the latter was still ''screaming in his mind that he was still alive'' while being [[DevouredByTheHorde devoured by the walkers]]. Sure, his death was [[KarmicDeath karmic]], but ''damn'', that was a very unpleasant way to die...]]

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** [[spoiler:Even worse, this undead army gets '''released''' by Whisperers after several battles with Rick's group.]]

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