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* SchrodingersCast: Since the show does not follow the comic books to the letter, this occasionally results in some characters long outliving or predeceasing their counterparts. [[spoiler:Otis, Sophia, Dale, Patricia, Lori, Axel, Andrea, Mikey, Holly, Nicholas, Denise, Olivia, Emmett Carson, Richard, Carl, Harlan Carson, Jesus, Siddiq, Dante, Laura, and Earl Sutton]] die long before their comic counterparts. [[spoiler:Shane, Martinez, Carol, Tyreese, Judith, Scott, Bruce, Tobin, Morgan, Kal, Luke, Rosita, and Ezekiel]] live quite a bit longer than theirs.

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* SchrodingersCast: Since the show does not follow the comic books to the letter, this occasionally results in some characters long outliving or predeceasing their counterparts. [[spoiler:Otis, Sophia, Dale, Patricia, Lori, Axel, Andrea, Mikey, Holly, Nicholas, Denise, Olivia, Emmett Carson, Richard, Carl, Harlan Carson, Jesus, Siddiq, Dante, Laura, and Earl Sutton]] Sutton, and Beta]] die long before their comic counterparts. [[spoiler:Shane, Martinez, Carol, Tyreese, Judith, Scott, Bruce, Tobin, Morgan, Kal, Luke, Rosita, Ezekiel, and Ezekiel]] Gabriel]] live quite a bit longer than theirs.

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** This is part of the Whisperers M.O., as they control a ''massive'' horde of walkers that they can unleash upon anyone at any time. In the latter half of Season 10, Beta finally does following [[spoiler:Alpha's death]].


* SuicideByCop: Gordon, a minor Savior, simply refuses to come back to [[spoiler:[[WretchedHive The Sanctuary]] even when [[TheDragon Dwight]] has him at gunpoint. [[spoiler:Dwight shoots him in the back, causing him to reanimate.]]

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* SuicideByCop: Gordon, a minor Savior, simply refuses to come back to [[spoiler:[[WretchedHive The Sanctuary]] even when [[TheDragon Dwight]] has him at gunpoint. [[spoiler:Dwight Dwight [[MercyKill shoots him in the back, back]], causing him to reanimate.]]


* SuicideByCop: Gordon, a minor Savior, simply refuses to come back to [[spoiler:[[WretchedHive The Santuary]] even when [[TheDragon Dwight]] has him at gunpoint. [[spoiler:Dwight [[MercyKill shoots him in the back]], causing him to reanimate.]]

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* SuicideByCop: Gordon, a minor Savior, simply refuses to come back to [[spoiler:[[WretchedHive The Santuary]] Sanctuary]] even when [[TheDragon Dwight]] has him at gunpoint. [[spoiler:Dwight [[MercyKill shoots him in the back]], back, causing him to reanimate.]]

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* StrongGirlSmartGuy: Rosita and Eugene. She's a tough and resourceful ActionGirl; he's a highly intelligent NonActionGuy. Even after Eugene [[TookALevelInBadass steps up his game later in the series]], they're still very much this trope.

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* TheSociopath: This show is ''full'' of people who are pretty unrepentant about doing awful things, but Simon (whom Negan even refers to as a "demented, broken goddamn ghoul") is a perfect textbook example of antisocial personality disorder. Lack of empathy? Check; he views people as tools to play with for his amusement, and he shows zero remorse for committing genocide in several communities. Selfish manipulator? Check; he displays kindness towards Dwight and Gregory while using them as pawns for his own gain, but then tries to dispose of them both when their usefulness expires. Brilliant but lacking in foresight? Check; he makes some rather arrogant decisions when Negan is temporarily indisposed in season 8B. Constant need for stimulation? Check; he's ''very'' aggressive, and when the Saviors start losing the All-Out War he literally starts throwing temper tantrums like a bratty child who can't get his way.


* WomanInWhite: [[spoiler:Rick hallucinates seeing Lori after her death, dressed "in a floor-length white dress and with her FaceFramedInShadow.]] Given the Scavenger Punk nature of every other outfit we ever see, the effect is particularly striking.


** Several months pass between “The Calm Before” and “The Storm”, enough for Rosita, who was already a bit along, to have grown a large baby bump. Several more months pass between Seasons 9 and 10, enough for Rosita to have had her baby Coco and to have lost the pregnancy weight she gained.



** While not evil, Magna is the most disagreeable member of her group and is the worst team player, possessing a serious self-destructive streak that even drives a wedge between her and her girlfriend Yumiko.



* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: "Sing Me a Song" comes with the most egregious cases so far in the entire run of the show. [[spoiler: After Carl declares he only wants Negan, he stands there, pointing gun at him and doing absolutely nothing for ''half a minute'', utlimately ending up disarmed, instead, you know, shooting the guy]]. It's not that he has a problem about killing other people, as in the process two mooks get mowed down.

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"Sing Me a Song" comes with the most egregious cases so far in the entire run of the show. [[spoiler: After Carl declares he only wants Negan, he stands there, pointing gun at him and doing absolutely nothing for ''half a minute'', utlimately ending up disarmed, instead, you know, shooting the guy]]. It's not that he has a problem about killing other people, as in the process two mooks get mowed down.down.
** Subverted at the onset of the Savior War. The AHK strike force consisting of a few dozen capable fighters figuratively knocks on Negan’s door to get him to come outside the Sanctuary. Negan appears and Rick offers his lieutenants a chance to surrender, instead of just shooting Negan the moment he came out the door. The only defense Rick has is that they are buying time for a horde of walkers to be led by Daryl onto the premises to besiege and starve out the bulk of the Saviors’ troops. Otherwise, it comes off as Rick politely agreeing not to end the war in the first episode of Season 8.


** The shocking [[spoiler:heads-on-pikes deaths of Enid, Tara, Henry, Ozzy, Alek, D.J., Frankie, Tammy Rose, Rodney and Adeline]] make the communities sit up and realize that Alpha is absolutely ''not'' screwing around, and that she will not hesitate for one second to slaughter ''anyone'' she perceives as a threat or challenge to the Whisperers. Arguably, the deaths do more damage to the morale of the three communities than Negan ''ever'' did during the Savior War.


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** The shocking [[spoiler:heads-on-pikes deaths of Enid, Tara, Henry, Ozzy, Alek, D.J., Frankie, Tammy Rose, Rodney and Adeline]] make the communities sit up and realize that Alpha is absolutely ''not'' screwing around, and that she will not hesitate for one second to slaughter ''anyone'' she perceives as a threat or challenge to the Whisperers. Arguably, the deaths do more damage to the morale of the three communities than Negan ''ever'' did during the Savior War.

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** The Whisperers prefer to use knives or spears, which are quiet, easily concealable, and leave their victims intact enough to turn. It also allows them to strike from within the cover of a herd, without alerting the walkers to their actions (which a gun definitely would).

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** Season 10 has been doing a ''lot'' of teasing with Daryl and Connie, especially as she's another silent, stoic badass with a caring streak like him.


* SchrodingersCast: Since the show does not follow the comic books to the letter, this occasionally results in some characters long outliving or predeceasing their counterparts. [[spoiler:Otis, Sophia, Dale, Patricia, Lori, Axel, Andrea, Mikey, Holly, Nicholas, Denise, Olivia, Emmett Carson, Richard, Carl, Harlan Carson, Jesus, Siddiq, Dante, and Laura]] die long before their comic counterparts. [[spoiler:Shane, Martinez, Carol, Tyreese, Judith, Scott, Bruce, Tobin, Morgan, Kal, Luke, Rosita, Ezekiel, and Alpha]] live quite a bit longer than theirs.

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* SchrodingersCast: Since the show does not follow the comic books to the letter, this occasionally results in some characters long outliving or predeceasing their counterparts. [[spoiler:Otis, Sophia, Dale, Patricia, Lori, Axel, Andrea, Mikey, Holly, Nicholas, Denise, Olivia, Emmett Carson, Richard, Carl, Harlan Carson, Jesus, Siddiq, Dante, Laura, and Laura]] Earl Sutton]] die long before their comic counterparts. [[spoiler:Shane, Martinez, Carol, Tyreese, Judith, Scott, Bruce, Tobin, Morgan, Kal, Luke, Rosita, Ezekiel, and Alpha]] Ezekiel]] live quite a bit longer than theirs.


* TheVirus: They went so far as to indicate "it infects the brain like meningitis." Note that meningitis [[ArtisticLicenseBiology doesn't involve the brain]], but the meninges (the membrane around the brain and spinal cord).

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* TheVirus: An interesting version of this trope is [[PlayedWithTrope played with]] in regards to the pathogen that turns people into the walking dead. Unlike traditional versions of this trope, it's implied that everyone is already infected as people will rise regardless of how they die. The zombie bites don't infect you, they just kill you as it's implied and even theorized in universe that it's simply the result of the the zombies bodies and tissues being rotted and full of traditional bateria and disease or there fluids becoming toxic (a bite from a normal person is full of dirty bacteria that could petentially cause gangrene and even death nevermind a walking rotted corpse)and modern medicine and healthcare no longer being an option that causes people to die slowly before reaminating. No one really knows much about the pathogen other than that it infects the brain and stays dormant until you die. They went so far as to indicate "it infects the brain like meningitis." Note that meningitis [[ArtisticLicenseBiology doesn't involve the brain]], but the meninges (the membrane around the brain and spinal cord).


* SchrodingersCast: Since the show does not follow the comic books to the letter, this occasionally results in some characters long outliving or predeceasing their counterparts. [[spoiler:Otis, Sophia, Dale, Patricia, Lori, Axel, Andrea, Mikey, Holly, Nicholas, Denise, Olivia, Emmett Carson, Richard, Carl, Harlan Carson, Jesus, Siddiq, Dante, and Laura]] die long before their comic counterparts. [[spoiler:Shane, Martinez, Carol, Tyreese, Judith, Scott, Bruce, Tobin, Morgan, Kal, Luke, Rosita, and Ezekiel]] live quite a bit longer than theirs.

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* SchrodingersCast: Since the show does not follow the comic books to the letter, this occasionally results in some characters long outliving or predeceasing their counterparts. [[spoiler:Otis, Sophia, Dale, Patricia, Lori, Axel, Andrea, Mikey, Holly, Nicholas, Denise, Olivia, Emmett Carson, Richard, Carl, Harlan Carson, Jesus, Siddiq, Dante, and Laura]] die long before their comic counterparts. [[spoiler:Shane, Martinez, Carol, Tyreese, Judith, Scott, Bruce, Tobin, Morgan, Kal, Luke, Rosita, Ezekiel, and Ezekiel]] Alpha]] live quite a bit longer than theirs.

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