Survivors introduced in Los Angeles from Fear the Walking Dead:
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The leader of the National Guard unit that is assigned to protect/occupy Travis' neighborhood.
- Armies Are Evil: He and his men are not represented in a sympathetic way, making false promises and showing little interest in the people he is supposed to protect. It's also shown that he and the rest of the National Guard are executing non-infected people outside of the safe zone. Episode 5 takes it even further by revealing that the plan was to "humanely terminate" everyone in the safe zone before evacuating.
- Asshole Victim: He ends up killed by his own men. Nobody will miss him.
- Bad Boss: He even treats his own men like crap.
- Big Bad: Seems to be getting set up as this for the first season. He ends up dying in the penultimate episode, making him little more than a Disc-One Final Boss.
- Gallows Humor: Cracks a joke about massacring the town while giving his speech.
- Jerkass: Comes off as rude and dismissive of the people he is being assigned to protect.
- Karmic Death: His callous attitude towards his soldiers comes back to bite him where they (details were vague) either shot him or left him to the Walkers.
- Kick the Dog: Tries to get Travis to kill the walker of a person he once knew, then mocks him for not being able to do it.
- Killed Offscreen: His death isn't shown, only mentioned by the other soldiers. It's implied that he either got eaten, was abandoned or even killed by his own disgruntled men.
- The Leader: Of the National Guard unit assigned to Travis' neighborhood.
- The Neidermeyer: His leadership isn't admired at all by his own troops. It's even implied that his own men caused his death. He is also far too old to be a lieutenant, which implies that he was incompetent pre-outbreak as well.
Sergeant Melvin Allen
A sergeant in the National Guard. He's in charge of the quarantine in the National Guard command center.
- Armies Are Evil: He seems even more sinister than Moyers.
- Asshole Victim: Since he conned Strand out of his favorite cufflinks, nobody feels sad when we see him getting eaten alive by the walkers while Strand takes his cufflinks back from his corpse.
- Jerkass: Just as bad, if not worse, than Moyers.
- Eaten Alive: Legs first, by a single walker during the attack on the base.
- Mercy Kill: Tries to get one from Strand, who refuses it.
A sergeant in the National Guard.
- The Dragon: To Moyers
- Noble Top Enforcer: Serves under Moyers but unlike him he's not a jerkass to civilians and tries to protect Travis.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Like most of the soldiers, he is only following orders.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Moyers is killed he decides to quit and go to San Diego to find his wife and daughter.
- The Starscream: It is possible he may have killed Moyers or abandoned him due to Moyers's callous treatment of Castro and his men.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: After pulling a Screw This, I'm Outta Here! his fate is unclear.
Corporal Andrew Adams
A member of the military who is also in a relationship with Ofelia.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: He was the Token Good Teammate before Daniel interrogated him. After being tortured, Adams goes after Daniel and his daughter for their blood.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He shoots and nearly kills Ofelia in the finale just to get back at her father for torturing him.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Subjected to this by Daniel, who flays one of his arms to find out the true intentions of the military.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of one from Travis Manawa.
- FaceHeel Turn: In "A Good Man" he tries to kill Ofelia to get revenge on her father for torturing him.
- Love Interest: For Ophelia. Too bad he tries killing her.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: On the receiving end of a possibly fatal one from Travis.
- Punch-Clock Villain: He is only following orders and is not a bad person by any means. Though the finale shows that he's really not much better than his fellow soldiers.
- Revenge Before Reason: He could have easily made it out alive and well after Travis set him free, but instead he chooses to follow the group and shoot Ofelia just to get revenge on Daniel. This does not end well for him.
- Ship Sinking: His relationship with Ofelia quickly crumbles after he shoots her to get back at Daniel.
- Token Good Teammate: Appears to be the only decent member of the military unit assigned to Travis' neighborhood. Until his FaceHeel Turn, where he quickly loses all likeability.
- Uncertain Doom: The last we see him, Travis brutally beat him on the ground and he was left a barely conscious, bleeding mess. With the walkers swarming the base, it's probably safe to say we'll never see him again.
- Underestimating Badassery: See Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Travis releases him after he promises to never meet them again out of the goodness of his heart. However, Adams follows Travis and his group to get revenge on Daniel for torturing him and nearly kills his daughter.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The last we see of him he's gasping for breath after his brutal beating from Travis, possibly dying. Since he gets left behind in the parking lot his fate is up in the air, though he's most likely dead.
Another corporal in the National Guard
Private First Class Richards
A private in the National Guard
Dr. Bethany Exner
A doctor working closely with the government.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: In the Season 1 finale, after realizing what fresh hell has fallen upon everyone, she puts her remaining patients out of their misery and eventually turns the gun on herself.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seems professional and reasonable at first, but clearly is involved with the shady actions of the government and military.
- Dr. Jerk: She's a doctor and definitely not a good person.
- Despair Event Horizon: When she realizes the evac is not coming.
- Driven to Suicide: It's heavily implied in "A Good Man" that she will kill herself after pulling a Mercy Kill on her patients.
- HeelFace Turn: In a way. She was revealed to be involved with the shady actions of the government and military, and carried a rather callous attitude towards the patients, but in "A Good Man", she actually pulls a Mercy Kill on each of her patients before turning the gun on herself.
- Ice Queen: Has a cold and unflappable demeanor.
- The Medic: She's a doctor, after all.
- Redemption Equals Death: She tells Liza and her friends how to escape the base, but refuses to come with them out of guilt for assisting the corrupt military. It's heavily implied she kills herself after the group departs safely.
- Truth in Television: A lot of health care providers become at least desensitized, if not outright callous, after seeing so much blood, pain, and death.
El Sereno (a.k.a. Safe Zone India) residents
A friend of the Clarks who lives in their neighborhood with his wife, Susan.
- Happily Married: Seems to have had a good relationship with his wife, as shown by his utter devastation when he arrives at his house to find her dead.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: There's no way he could have known this would happen, but returning home just when the Clarks were about to leave LA forced them to go back and save him from his zombified wife, which then left them with no time to escape as the military arrived and quarantined the area. Though this could have all been avoided if Travis had let Madison "kill" Susan in the first place.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Hasn't been seen since he was detained by the military.
Patrick's wife, who is friends with Madison and occasionally babysits for her.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Susan isn't even shown alive, she's already a walker when she's introduced.
- Boom, Headshot!: How she's dealt with by the National Guard when she tries to bite her husband.
- Drugs Are Bad/Driven to Suicide: It's heavily implied that she killed herself with an overdose, but whether intentionally or accidentally is still up for debate.
- Go Mad from the Revelation: It's implied from her suicide note that she saw some of the carnage from the zombie outbreak and she didn't take well to it.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: We know about her only what is discussed about her by the other characters, otherwise she shows up and is re-killed at the end of the episode.
The Clarks' next door neighbor.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Peter has turned into a walker the next time we see him.
- Boom, Headshot!: How Daniel takes care of his reanimated self.
- Facial Horror: Daniel's first shot ends up taking off the right half of his face and pissing him off even more. It takes a second shot to drop him.
- Incurable Cough of Death: The last shot we see of him alive is a close-up of him coughing, implying he contracted the mysterious illness.
- Red Shirt: Had exactly one moment of screen-time before he dies and turns into a walker.
- Zombie Infectee: In the one scene he had, he's sick with the plague, and eventually succumbs to it.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dead in the same episode he's introduced in, just like Calvin. He is killed again, this time as a walker, in the next episode.
- Your Head Asplode: The headshot that kills him the second and final time ends up taking off the entire top half of his head.
A neighbor of the Clarks undergoing a nervous breakdown due to the zombie apocalypse.
- Despair Event Horizon: Passes it during his detention at the holding facility/hospital.
- Sanity Slippage: Due to the zombie apocalypse.
- Laughing Mad: After Strand's Breaking Speech along with Crying Mad
- What Happened to the Mouse?: We don't know what happened to him after he was taken by the soldiers.
Paul R. Williams High School
A student at Paul R. Williams High School, Tobias is seemingly the only person to take the reports of the strange virus seriously.
- Adorkable: More than a little nerdy, and hard not to like.
- Audience Surrogate: The only character in-series who is as savvy about the zombie apocalypse as the audience.
- But Now I Must Go: Parts ways with Madison after dealing with the zombified Art Costa in the school, choosing to stay with his family.
- Cassandra Truth: Nobody listens to him when he brings a knife into school and insists that the collapse of society is coming. Turns out he was right.
- Hero of Another Story: Word of God has confirmed that he is still alive, but will not be seen again on the show.
- Put on a Bus: After the second episode.
- Reality Ensues: He tries to stab the reanimated Art in the head, but the knife simply bounces off. Thankfully, Madison is able to save him.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: No word on his fate after he is returned to his family by Madison, though Word of God confirms that he's still alive and well.
The principal of Paul R. Williams High School.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: After being bitten offscreen he reanimates as a walker and attacks Madison and Tobias.
- Celebrity Resemblance: Bears a striking resemblance to President Barack Obama.
- Killed Offscreen: He's killed by a walker offscreen and reanimates.
- Mauve Shirt: Gets a small amount of characterization before dying in the second episode.
- Nice Guy: From the little we see of him he appears to be reasonable and friendly.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Seems to be a very competent principal.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dead by the middle of the second episode.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Presumably his fate after dying from the infection.
- Dying Alone: Tells Alicia to leave him in his house alone, where he dies of infection and reanimates.
- Love Interest: For Alicia. This being The Walking Dead, he doesn't last long.
- Mauve Shirt: Gets a few scenes with Alicia to flesh out his character before dying.
- Nice Guy: He's a caring and loving boyfriend to Alicia.
- Self-Made Orphan: There's a brief shot at the end of the second episode of his house, with the door ajar and two empty suitcases outside, implying that when his parents came home, Zombie Matt killed them.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dead by the second episode.
- Zombie Infectee: Is bitten offscreen, and dies from the infection.
Nick's drug dealer.
- Affably Evil: For a drug dealer, he's remarkably pleasant and friendly.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: The first character shown to die and reanimate onscreen, after he is shot by Nick.
- Asshole Victim: He was trying to kill Nick.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Introduced as a polite young man who seems concerned for his "friend" Nick's safety. Then it's revealed that he's actually Nick's drug dealer, and attempts to execute him to cover his own ass.
- Black Dude Dies First: The very first named character to die in the series.
- He Knows Too Much: Why he attempts to kill Nick, fearing that he'll mention his name during questioning.
- Sacrificial Lamb: His death and subsequent reanimation gives the Clarks their first encounter with a walker.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dead by the end of the pilot episode.