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A community of survivors built around a emergency government facility on the outskirts of Washington D.C. with a isolated power grid that was to be used in case of a major disaster. Founded by Alexander Davidson, a security liaison at the White House, and his friend Congressman Douglas Monroe, the Safe-Zone survivors quickly put up a wall around the area using materials from a nearby construction site, with the wall being expanded periodically as the community grew larger. Leadership of the community was given to Rick Grimes by Douglas a few weeks after he arrived, and under his leadership, Alexandria has become part of a network of communities seeking to rebuild civilization.


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Monroe Family


Douglas Monroe
Debut: Issue 70

Douglas was a Democratic Ohio U.S. Congressman before the Zombie Apocalypse. He is married to Regina and the father of Spencer. He founded the Alexandria Safe-Zone with his friend Alexander Davidson, but forced him to leave after learning he was sexually exploiting female survivors. Douglas viewed Rick's group as the towns greatest chance of survival due to their experience surviving in the outside world.

  • Action Survivor: He manages to last a while despite his age.
  • Badass Beard: Apparently he's always wanted to have one but it was looked down on in politics.
  • Badass Grandpa: He survived for several months out in the open with his friends and family before the Safe-Zone was established, and killed two hostile human survivors during that time.
  • Bald White Leader Guy: Well, two out of three ain't bad.
  • Bald of Awesome: He shaved his head because his hair was too inconvenient to clean.
  • Berserk Button: Do not mention Davidson. This will cause Douglas to fly into a rage.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He had the patience of a saint when dealing with Rick's mistrust (he realized living outside this long made them a bit on edge) but after Rick points a gun at him and rave like a mad man that they have no chance to survive without him he calmly explains to Rick who Davidson was, what Monroe had to do to his best friend as punishment and makes it clear he will kill Rick if he points a gun at him again.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Tries to pull this off when Rick and Carl are surrounded in No Way Out but his attempts to help only make things worse.
  • Big Good: Of the Safe-Zone, until he gives up his role as leader to Rick and eventually dies.
  • Celebrity Survivor: He was a congressman before the outbreak.
  • Dirty Old Man: It's noted that he assigns all the pretty girls jobs where he'll see them every day.
  • Driven to Suicide: After zombies breach the Safe-Zone walls, he almost shoots himself in the head, but can't bring himself to do it. He then goes outside his house to be eaten by the zombies...
    • Eaten Alive: ...and that attempt succeeds after he tries to help Rick and Carl.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Exiling his friend Davidson from the Safe-Zone after learning how he was exploiting the women in the Safe-Zone.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Douglas, we know you were only trying to help, but you only succeeded in bringing more zombies into the area, shooting Carl in the head and getting eaten.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He supports Rick on most decisions, and doesn't even kick him out when Rick points a gun in his face.
  • Sanity Slippage: After Regina is murdered, and even more severely once the herd attacks the Safe-Zone.
  • Sexless Marriage: His marriage with Regina is described as being purely political, and he uses it as an excuse to cheat on her.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: After wallowing in suicidal depression for most of No Way Out, he decides not to kill himself and walks outside to help Rick and Carl...and then he's immediately devoured. His wild shooting as he dies also brings more walkers into the area and a stray shot hits Carl in the eye.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His attempts to help during the walker attack on the Safe Zone lead to Carl getting shot in the eye (and himself eaten), which becomes the main conflict of the next volume.
  • Your Cheating Heart: He has cheated on his wife before, and tells Andrea that their marriage was purely political and loveless. After her death, he wonders if things could have been different had he been more faithful.


Regina Monroe

Debut: Issue 70

Regina is Douglas' wife and Spencer's mother. She is initially hostile to the Rick's group when they arrive. She is later murdered by Pete Anderson.

  • Bitch Alert: Her first scene is marching straight past Rick and his group without acknowledging them, and then demanding that Douglas tell her everything about them while insulting their appearance and dismissing their need for them. Subverted as she is rather friendly afterward and even vouch for letting Michonne keep her sword. Turns out her bitchiness had more to do with having a large number of people with a lot of guns joining them on short notice.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's abrasive and mistrustful but does mean well.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Given how Rick acted at first, he robbed the armory and threaten Monroe with a gun her initial mistrust is warranted.
  • Mauve Shirt: Gets a handful of appearances and some personality before dying.
  • Sexless Marriage: Her relationship with Douglas is purely political.
  • Slashed Throat: How Pete kills her.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Walking up to an obviously disturbed man holding a knife and asking what the hell is wrong with him is not a very smart idea.


Spencer Monroe
Debut: Issue 72

Spencer is Douglas and Regina's son. He and Andrea held a mutural interest in each other after she arrived at the Safe-Zone, but she broke it off with him after he advocated abandoning the others in the Safe-Zone when walkers overran it. He often acts as a gatekeeper for the community. Then he tried to make a deal with Negan to kill Rick and put him in charge, for which Negan murders him in disgust.

  • Asshole Victim: His death at the hands of Negan was horrible, but very well deserved considering how much of a treacherous prick he was.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first he seems like an overall pretty decent guy but then he shows his true colors as a selfish coward.
  • Dirty Coward: He suggests to Andrea that the two of them abandon the Safe Zone when it is attacked by walkers. Later on, he tries to get Negan to do his dirty work and kill Rick for him. Negan does not approve and murders him in response.
  • Easily Forgiven: For being part of Nicholas' conspiracy, but not by Andrea for wanting to abandon the Safe-Zone during the zombie attack. They later make up after he tells her he is happy for her after she starts a relationship with Rick.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Like Douglas, Spencer can come off pretty creepy and overly aggressive when talking with women.
  • Gutted Like a Fish: By Negan.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He seems to have become somewhat of a better person in Volume 17, even saying that he is happy for Andrea and Rick rather than try and hit on her again. However, his last living action is to try and convince Negan to kill Rick because he is too much of a coward to do it himself.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Several of the women in the Safe-Zone thought he was gay, and were surprised by his interest in Andrea.
  • Non-Action Guy: Although he has taken out several walkers, he is very averse to actually going out and fighting them, prefering to remain inside the Safe-Zone's walls.
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Andrea. The attraction was mutual at first, but after he advocated leaving the rest of the Safe-Zone to die when zombies breached it she has wanted nothing to do with him. Spencer kept trying to talk to her to convince her otherwise, even waiting outside of her house for hours one time, although he eventually backs off.
  • The Resenter: Towards Rick.
  • The Scrappy: While the fanbase is certainly divided on numerous characters, the hatred for Spencer is one of the few things the majority of fans can agree on.
  • Trauma Conga Line: The rapid loss of his parents.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: By Negan

Anderson Family


Pete Anderson

Debut: Issue 72

Pete is one of the three doctors in the Safe-Zone. After Rick discovers he is abusing his wife Jessie and son Ron, he attacks him in his own home. This leads to him getting kicked out of his house, and the start of some Sanity Slippage. He tries to kill Rick in revenge, but ends up murdering Regina instead, causing Douglas to order Rick to execute him.

  • Asshole Victim: He was abusive to Jessie and Ron and killed Regina, so nobody feels too bad when he's executed by Rick.
  • Berserk Button: He mentions to Rick during their first meeting to call him just Pete, never Peter. When Regina calls him Peter he snaps and slashes her throat.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like a fun-loving and friendly family man when first introduced, but once Rick learns about his abusive tendencies he shows his true colors.
  • Boom, Headshot!: By Rick.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A dark version; Douglas knows about his Domestic Abuser tendencies but puts up with it because he's one of the community's only doctors.
  • Domestic Abuser: He beats his wife Jessie.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": Insists on being called Pete by everyone instead of his (likely) full name Peter. Regina calling him Peter instead of just Pete is one of the main contributing factors of her death.
  • Dr. Jerk: Douglas knows about his horrendous behavior but is forced to put up with it since he is one of the only doctors in the community.
  • Knife Nut: After Rick beats him up and gets him kicked out of his home he comes after him with a knife.
  • Sanity Slippage: "This is not my house... This is not my house... and I will not live here. NOT MY HOUSE! Not my house... Not my... "
  • Would Hit a Girl: Abuses his wife and even goes so far as to murder Regina in cold blood when she calls him Peter.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He has hit his own son and given him a black eye. One of the main reasons Rick attacks him is because he is worried that if left unchecked Pete would end up killing his own family one day.


Jessie Anderson

Debut: Issue 72

Jessie is a resident of the Safe-Zone. She lives with her abusive husband Pete and son Ron. She grows close to Rick as he helps her deal with her husband.

  • And Then Jessie Was A Zombie: After being eaten her zombiefied form is found and put down by Abraham.
  • The Chick: She fits the role well.
  • Eaten Alive: Her ultimate fate while trying to save Ron.
  • Facial Horror: Her zombiefied form has most of her cheeks gnawed off.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: A nasty variant; Rick makes the decision for her, and it's not to save her but to save Carl since she won't let go of his hand.
  • Mama Bear: Deconstructed. She tries to save her son well past the point of any hope of survival and nearly gets Rick and Carl killed as well. All she earns for her trouble is a severed arm and a messy death at the hands of the incoming undead horde.
  • Mercy Kill: Abraham gives her zombiefied form a Boom, Headshot!.
  • Nice Girl: Jessie is very friendly and optimistic, even though she has an abusive husband to put up with.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: What she looks like.
  • Romantic False Lead: She's set up as Rick's new love interest but dies just as their relationship is beginning to blossom.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: She exists pretty much to give Rick something to angst about after her death. Even then, Rick isn't affected by her death nearly as much as he was by Lori's.


Ron Anderson

Debut: Issue 70

Ron is Pete and Jessie's son.

  • Eaten Alive: His fate.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: While he's hardly the first child to die in the comic, he's certainly the first one to get killed by zombies on-panel, screaming for his mother the whole time.
  • Nice Guy: He's an innocent child and never displays any particularly negative traits.
  • Shadow Archetype: He's basically what Carl would have been if he had never been given combat training or exposed to the horrors of the outside world.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: A normal, innocent young boy who dies brutally.
  • Urine Trouble: Gets him killed.

Nicholas' Family


Debut: Issue 71

Nicholas is a citizen of the Safe-Zone who lives with his wife Paula and son Mikey. He attempted to lead a conspiracy against Rick and his people, believing him to be a dictator trying to kill the original inhabitants of the Safe-Zone. When Rick spared his life, Nicholas realized he was wrong, and joins Rick's inner circle of advisors.

  • Badass Mustache: He has an impressive mustache.
  • Batter Up!: Uses this fighting tactic on occasion.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He's one of the people who show up to help Rick and Michonne clear out the inside of Alexandria.
  • Character Death: Dies from the zombie infection after being wounded by one of the Savior's infected weapons.
  • Death by Irony: Is fatally wounded while helping an injured Rick, who he hated and had tried to murder several volumes earlier.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After his conspiracy is stopped, he becomes one of Rick's advisors.
  • Easily Forgiven: He suffers no repercussions after beating up Glenn and almost shooting him while trying to rally the inhabitants of the Safe-Zone to kick Rick's group out. This leads to him becoming extremely loyal to Rick, although Andrea questions Rick on how wise this was.
  • Epic Fail: His coup gets 2 people on his side, he's found out by Glenn before he can do much, and is then talked down by Rick when he has him surrounded. To rub salt in the wound he's treated like a nuisance by Rick.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After the No Way Out arc, Nicholas starts becoming paranoid that Rick is trying to kill all the original members of the Safe-Zone and leads a rebellion against him. However...
    • Heel–Face Turn: Rick ends up sparing Nicholas when he could have easily killed him, leading to Nicholas realizing how wrong he was. He quickly tries to make amends and becomes one of Rick's most loyal men.
  • Famous Last Words: "I'm so scared..."
  • Happily Married: From what little we see of the relationship with his wife Paula, they have a very solid and loving marriage.
  • Hot-Blooded: Describes himself as this when apologizing to Rick.
  • In the Hood: After winter arrives, he constantly wears a hoodie with the hood up, although one would think that would restrict his peripheral vision, which is pretty important in a Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be a hot-headed asshole, but is also a loving family man who will utimately do the right thing when it comes down to it.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Averted: he is shot in his right arm by a Savior in Issue 114 and begins bleeding heavily. Dr. Cloyd tends to his wound, but his arm is now in a sling and he cannot participate in the war against the Saviors. He recovers in time to participate in the battle at the Hilltop.
  • Papa Wolf: He will do anything to protect his family. Part of the reason why he started the conspiracy was out of fear for the safety of his son and wife.
  • Pride: What leads him to try and start a conspiracy against Rick: having worked in construction before the Zombie Apocalypse, he can't stand being reduced to a "dirt digger" again while Rick and the other newcomers begin taking over leadership positions.
  • Zombie Infectee: He is wounded by one of the Savior's infected weapons during the battle at the Hilltop, which results in him becoming infected.



Debut: Issue 72

Nicholas' wife.

  • Action Mom: Issue 151 shows her fighting zombies alongside the other members of the newly formed Alexandria military.
  • Ascended Extra: Even more of an extreme example than Mikey; though she was seen in the background as far back as Issue 72, she didn't get a line until Issue 125.
  • Devoured by the Horde: She is ripped apart by the massive walker horde when it breaches Alexandria's walls in issue 163.
  • The Ghost: For the longest time, Paula was frequently mentioned but never seen. She appeared in a few crowd shots, but that was it. Averted in Issue 125 onward when she starts getting lines.
  • Happily Married: To Nicholas. She's devastated when he dies.
  • Widow Woman: After Nicholas dies.



Debut: Issue 71

Nicholas' son.

  • Ascended Extra: Makes one appearance in issue 71, then finally starts getting a increased role over fifty issues later.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He is first introduced as an immature brat who gets into a fight with Carl, but over time becomes a loyal member of the group.

Vincent's Family



Debut: Issue 146

The father of Josh and wife of Julia.

  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He begs for forgiveness when brought before Rick at a town meeting after joining Morton in a surprise attack that almost killed him and left Morton dead. Rick is quick to stop him but still decides to spare his life anyway.
  • Easily Forgiven: Despite joining Morton's ambush Rick doesn't hesitate to spare his life and tells him that now isn't the time for them to be killing each other.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He and Morton attack Rick for not taking action against the Whisperers, but when Vincent realizes that Morton is going to kill Rick he has a change of heart and tries to stop him. After being captured by Michonne he genuinely apologizes and promises to redeem himself.
  • Papa Wolf: Mentions that protecting Josh was the only thing that kept him sane. Josh's death hits him hard.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tries to pull this when Morton nearly beats Rick to death. He doesn't get very far.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: It is implied that he was more well-adjusted before Josh's death. After the failed attempt on Rick's life, it seems that he is trying to redeem himself.



Debut: Issue 144

The mother of Josh and husband of Vincent.

  • Cool Old Lady: See below.
  • Nice Girl: Seems to be a caring wife and mother. She is also one of the few Alexandria residents who does not persecute Rick when he refuses to take immediate action against the Whisperers.



Debut: Issue 70

A young boy who has become friends with Carl during the Time Skip after Volume 21.

  • Ascended Extra: He appeared in a few crowd shots in Volume 12 and 14, and didn't even get named. He finally starts getting a bigger role in Volume 22.
  • Back for the Dead: Gets one scene with Carl after the time skip before he dies.
  • Black Best Friend: Has become one for Carl.
  • The Bus Came Back: After being absent since Volume 14 he returns (and starts getting more lines) in Volume 22.
  • Off with His Head!: How he dies.

Scouts and Scavengers


Debut: Issue 67

"This place is a shining beacon of hope in the middle of a waste land."

Aaron is a recruiter for the Safe-Zone alongside his partner Eric.

  • Afraid of Blood: Self-admittedly so. It's part of the reason why he panics when Eric gets a minor stab wound.
  • Badass Gay: He and Eric are fully capable of surviving on their own for weeks at a time while out recruiting, and Aaron has shown himself to be an excellent shot and capable melee fighter.
  • Battle Couple: With Eric, and he is the better fighter of the two. Currently this with Jesus.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He's one of the people who show up to help Rick and Michonne clear out the inside of Alexandria.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's a little too quick with the snarky comments, which gets people annoyed at him sometimes.
  • Despair Event Horizon: We don't see a whole lot of his reaction, but he's almost certainly crossed it now that Eric is dead And then averted when it turns out this has only fueled his drive to fight the Saviors; he actually handles it quite well.
  • The Idealist: He always looks at situations from the best point of view possible, and is convinced that Alexandria can be the start of civilization returning. However, he is also a realist about human nature, since his experience recruiting people resulted in him encountering many dangerous individuals, so he knows that humans can be just as big a threat as zombies.
  • Love Interest: For Eric and later Jesus.
  • Machete Mayhem: He is seen using a machete a few times to dispatch zombies.
  • Minor Injury Overreaction: When Eric is stabbed by a women they were attempting to recruit, Aaron panics and rushes him back to Alexandria. The wound turns out to not be very deep, and Eric barely lost any blood before Dr. Cloyd treated the wound. Aaron tells Rick that he would have no idea what to do if he lost Eric, making his reaction understandable.
  • Nice Guy: Despite Rick's initial suspicion about him, he turns out to be a friendly and loyal ally to the group.
  • Number Two: To Douglas. Since Aaron was the main recruiter, it was often his decision on if people were admitted into the Safe-Zone or not, but once inside, he followed Douglas' orders and decisions while giving him some advice.
  • Open Mouth, Insert Foot: His brand of snark is not very appreciated by some of the other characters, and he admits it has gotten himself into trouble on a few occasions. It even earns him a Death Glare from Abraham at one point.
  • Relationship Upgrade: He and Jesus get together.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: After Eric is killed, the war with the Saviors becomes personal for Aaron, and he swears that he won't stop until they are all dead.
  • Straight Gay: He's in a relationship with Eric, but has no stereotypically gay traits.
  • The Sneaky Guy: He was able to follow Rick's group of experience survivalists around for several days without ever being noticed. During the conflict with the Saviors, he is chosen to go with Jesus to scout out Negan's outposts due to his stealth skills.
  • Those Two Guys: He is almost always seen with Eric until the latter's death.


Debut: Issue 68

Eric is a recruiter for the Safe-Zone alongside his partner Aaron.

  • Action Survivor: Compared to Aaron, who is a legitimate badass.
  • Battle Couple: With Aaron, although he is less combat-proficient.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He's one of the people who show up to help Rick and Michonne clear out the inside of Alexandria.
  • Boom, Headshot!: He is shot in the head and killed in "All Out War" during an attack on one of the Savior's outposts.
  • Bury Your Gays: Though he lasts a while.
  • The Cynic: Unlike Aaron, Eric is fairly cynical about the problems Alexandria has to deal with, a fact which sometimes causes conflict between them.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Less so than Aaron but he has his moments.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: When ordered by Negan to throw Carl over the wall he responds by saying "Fuck you, psycho!"
  • Love Interest: For Aaron.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: His death affects Aaron greatly.
  • Satellite Love Interest: His role in the comic centers almost solely around his relationship with Aaron, and he has very few conversations with other characters.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Attempts to do this after the Negan and the Saviors force Rick to submit, trying to convince Aaron that Alexandria is no longer safe and that they would be able to survive fine on their own. Aaron manages to convince him that they need to stay and help Rick keep the community together.
  • Straight Gay: Less so than Aaron, but he still has virtually no stereotypical gay mannerisms.
  • Those Two Guys: He is almost always seen with Aaron.


Debut: Issue 69

"We were a naive, sheltered bunch of weaklings... most of us at least. Just waiting to get killed inside these walls. We had no idea how unsafe we were. That's why Douglas put Rick in charge— and that's why I'm glad that we're taking steps to make this place safer— things we never would have thought to do."

Heath is a scavenger for the Safe-Zone. He was initially mistrustful of Rick, but quickly became loyal to him after his experience saved the Safe-Zone and made it safer. He is in a relationship with Doctor Denise Cloyd.

  • Adjusting Your Glasses: By the corner.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Most of his left leg is blown off by a grenade thrown by Negan during the Savior attack in Issue 120. By Issue 127 (which takes place two years after 126) he's gotten a prosthetic leg.
  • Handicapped Badass: He is shown to be this after the time skip. Despite his missing leg he still takes part in patrols and zombie exterminations.
  • Batter Up!: Uses a baseball bat several times to kill zombies.
  • Black and Nerdy: Downplayed example. He wears glasses and is somewhat pudgy but other than that he isn't defined by being a nerd.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted and actually helps save his life. When he and a few other group members are captured by Negan and the Saviors, Negan passes Heath and Glenn over when he is looking to make an example of someone because he does not want to be thought of as a racist. Nearly subverted when Negan resorts to eenie meenie to pick his victim and choses Glenn.
  • Character Development: At first he was extremely weary of Rick and his group, but after seeing how their experiences allowed them to protect Alexandria and working closely with Glenn, Heath became extremely loyal to Rick and one of his main advisors.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: He has dreadlocks and is a badass.
  • A Friend in Need: He goes on a dangerous scavenging run to get medicine for Scott, whose broken leg becomes infected. Unfortunately, the medicine doesn't help and Scott dies.
  • Game-Breaking Injury: The loss of his leg midway through All-Out War puts a stop to his contributions to the war. He spends most of his time in the second half of the arc offscreen.
  • Le Parkour: One of the ways he navigates around Washington D.C. to look for supplies is by combining this with Roof Hopping and Building Swings.
  • Love Interest: For Denise, who he got to know well after spending so much time at the medical building checking in on Scott.
  • The Scrounger: Along with Scott, he is Alexandria's main supply runner. After Scott dies, Heath teams up with Glenn to scavenge.
  • Specs of Awesome: Never seen without them.
  • The Sneaky Guy: He has to be, as the community's main supply runner.



Debut: Issue 69

Scott is a scout for the Safe-Zone, and best friends with Heath. Dies of an infection after breaking his leg.

  • Black Dude Dies First: He's the first member of the Safe-Zone community to die after Rick's group arrives.
  • Dies Wide Open: What makes it worse is that it takes Heath a few seconds to realize he's passed on.
  • Doomed Hurt Guy: Rick's group manages to reach him and bring him back to the safe zone with them, but his injured leg soon develops a fatal infection that kills him anyway a short time later.
  • Le Parkour: How he and Heath get around the ruins. Causes his death when he misjudges a jump and breaks his leg, which gives him an infection that he dies from a few weeks later.
  • The Scrounger: He and Heath served as Alexandria's main ones before Rick's group arrived.

Alexandria Construction Crew


Debut: Issue 73

Holly is a member of the Safe-Zone construction and security crew. She started a relationship with Abraham after he saved her from a group of zombies.

  • Action Girl: Holly was the only Action Girl in Alexandria before Rick's group arrived.
  • An Axe to Grind: She uses axes to dispose of zombies on a few occasions.
  • And Then Holly Was A Zombie: In Issues 119 and 120.
  • Badass in Distress: She is captured by the Saviors in Issue 116, and is nearly raped by David in Issue 117 before Negan kills him. In Issue 119, it's revealed that Negan either killed her or had her killed.
  • Battle Couple: With Abraham.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She's one of the people who show up to help Rick and Michonne clear out the inside of Alexandria.
  • The Big Girl: Served as Alexandria's only one before Rick's group arrived.
  • Boyish Short Hair: She has very short hair to go with her "tomboy" attitude.
  • Groin Attack: She has done this twice: the first time to Tobin after his defense strategy nearly got her killed by zombies, and the second time to Rick so she could be the one to drive a truck through the gate to the Saviors main base.
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: During the issues set in the wintertime, Holly wears a leather jackets frequently.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She drives a truck through the gates of the Saviors sanctuary to let a herd of zombies trap them inside so the rest of the allied army can take out the outposts unhindered. This gets her captured and eventually killed by the Saviors, although she does say before she is killed that she doesn't care if they kill her since she knows she has hurt them and it would be nice to see Abraham again.
  • Killed Offscreen: She is murdered by the Saviors sometime between issue 117 and 119.
  • Lady Macbeth: She has been seen dropping hints to Abraham that maybe he should be the one in charge instead of Rick, but ultimately nothing comes of it as Abraham is loyal to Rick and is killed by the Saviors.
  • Mistaken Identity: After being captured by the Saviors, Negan thinks that he has captured Rick's lover, and she is unable to convince him she is not.
  • Rescue Romance: With Abraham. It was a secret at first, but after Rosita discovers he is cheating their relationship comes out into the open.



Debut: Issue 69

Tobin is the head of the Safe-Zone construction and security crew and one of the original inhabitants. He gave up his position to Abraham once he realized that he was not suited to leading and protecting people. Eaten by zombies when the walls of the Safe-Zone were breached.

  • The Atoner: He allowed two people to die on his construction crew rather than try to rescue them during zombie attacks, and realized that it was actually possible to do so after Abraham saved Holly. This led to him having a breakdown and letting Abraham taking over his job as head of construction.
    • Redemption Equals Death: He isn't really a villainous character since he thought he was doing the right thing, but after his actions cost some of his crew their lives he stays at a breach in the wall long enough for help to arrive. Unfortunately, by the time the others find him he is being messily devoured by the zombies.
  • Dirty Coward: When he ran the construction crews, he would have the crew gather into a phalanx formation to fight the undead. If anyone could not get into the formation, Tobin would leave them to die, which led to the deaths of two people, and nearly got Holly killed.
  • Eaten Alive: Gets eaten while defending a breach in the wall.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Stayed at a breach in the wall so that Holly could run to get help to defend it, and got eaten in the process.
  • Mauve Shirt: Gets a small amount of characterization before dying.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: When he realizes that his leadership has likely led to several preventable deaths he immediately hands over his position to Abraham, who proves to be much more competent at the job.



Debut: Issue 79

Bruce is a member of the Safe-Zone construction and security crew. Bitten by a zombie when the herd attacked the Safe-Zone, and was put out of his misery by Abraham.

  • Badass Beard: He has a noticeably long beard.
  • Cool Shades: Pretty much always seen with them.
  • Dumb Muscle: What he considers himself and the rest of the work crew to be, and guesses that they were put there because they are expendable.
  • Mauve Shirt: Only gets a few lines and scenes before dying.
  • Mercy Kill: By Abraham.
  • Zombie Infectee: Unfortunately, the bite is on an impossible to remove part of his body which leads to Abraham killing him before he can turn.



Debut: Issue 127

A survivor who worked his way up along the coast from Miami, Florida. After discovering Oceanside, he eventually reached Alexandria and linked the two communities.

See the video game series character page for more info on him.

  • Badass Beard: He has a long beard, though we haven't gotten to see him do anything badass yet.
  • The Insomniac: He's known to work two whole days straight, then collapse afterwards.
  • The Mistress: A rare male example, as he was Rosita's lover when she cheated on Eugene.
  • Nice Guy: He's friendly and gets along well with everyone.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Same with most characters introduced after the Time Skip.
  • The Smart Guy: He seems to be the one in charge of construction work in Alexandria.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When he tries to bring Oceanside's residents to the defense of Alexandria from the Whisperers, he chews out his friend Pete for refusing to commit the community to help.

Other Safe-Zone Residents

    Dr. Denise Cloyd 

Doctor Denise Cloyd
Debut: Issue 71

"Don't misunderstand me. It's not like I don't care. It's just... I've seen a lot of things, lost a lot of people... If I didn't think you could take care of yourself... if I thought you'd make me worry about you... I wouldn't be with you."

Denise is one of the Safe-Zones three (later two) doctors, and the only one who is a surgeon. She is in a relationship with Heath.

  • The Chick: For the Safe-Zone.
  • Dressed to Heal: She is normally seen dressed in a white doctors coat, even when she is not working.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: A slight variation: she doesn't fall in love with her patient Scott, instead entering into a relationship with his best friend Heath.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Chooses to save Heath's life rather than amputate her own bitten arm, resulting in her death.
  • Love Interest: For Heath, after spending time with him as she treated Scott.
  • The Medic: She is Alexandria's main doctor.
  • Secret Keeper: She is the only one who know that Rick left Jessie to die and cut off her hand to save Carl after he rambled about it in his grief over Carl's injury and Jessie and Ron's death.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Out of all the Alexandria citizens, she is the one who gives Rick the most trouble after he submits to the Saviors after they take a significant portion of her major antibiotics and other drugs.
  • Youthful Freckles: She has them.
  • Zombie Infectee: She is bitten by a zombiefied Holly in Issue 119. The bite is likely too far up on her arm to amputate, but she refuses to even try that because she needs two arms to treat Heath after his leg is blown off by a grenade. She dies from the bite in Issue 121 and is put down by Michonne.


Debut: Issue 70

Olivia is in charge of the Safe-Zone store house and keeping track of what supplies they have and who has it. She reluctantly participated in Nicholas attempted conspiracy, and backed down quickly once Rick intervened.

  • Action Survivor: Despite having no discernible combat skills she's lasted over sixty issues so far and has outlived many characters who were much more badass than her. Until Issue 144, where she meets her end.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Considering she is an overweight woman who confides in Rosita that she enjoys a healthy sex life.
  • The Chick: Her role in Alexandria is mostly to be a calm and rational survivor who keeps track of some of the smaller details of running the community while also sometimes smoothing out conflicts.
  • Easily Forgiven: For her part in Nicholas' conspiracy.
  • Fat Girl: Which is a bit odd, since food shortages are pretty common in the middle of a Zombie Apocalypse. Negan finds it odd and makes jokes about the Alexandrians putting the one fat person in charge of keeping track of the food, which makes her start crying. Interestingly, she appears to have slimmed down some after the Time Skip, even though food is more readily available with the new farms.
  • The Generic Girl: She doesn't have many characteristics beyond being somewhat overweight and nice. Most of her appearances revolve around her job, and even her motivations for joining Nicholas' conspiracy are not explored beyond a comment that she finds it weird that Rick is in charge.
  • Hidden Depths: She has the courage to slap Negan after he propositions her for sex as a way to apologize for joking about her weight, which impresses him. Later she comments to Rosita that despite her weight, she still does good in the romance department.
  • Nice Girl: She is one of the nicer and more stable people in Alexandria.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: In issue 140, after giving Negan a bath and haircut, she is charged with locking the gate to his cell. She doesn't close it properly, and it swings open in the final page. When Rick angrily points out to her in the next issue that she could have gotten the entire community killed, she breaks down crying.
  • Off with His Head!: She was decapitated by Alpha and had her head impaled on a post as a warning to Rick.
  • Token Good Teammate: She's less radical than Nicholas and Spencer, speaking out against Nicholas' attempt to kill Glenn.



Debut: Issue 127

A teenager who lives in Alexandria with her father.

  • Death Glare: Gives Rick a nasty one after he refuses to go to war with the Whisperers.
  • Remember the New Guy?: It is unknown if she had always lived in Alexandria or joined after the Time Skip.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Joins the united militia formed to defend the communities, and becomes a crack shot under Dwight's training. This leads to her becoming one of the primary lookouts for Alexandria.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After the massacre at the fair, Annie becomes more hostile toward Rick when he refuses to take action. She calms down after Rick unveils his plan to retaliate against the Whisperers.



Debut: Issue 129

A young girl introduced after the Time Skip who Carl has something of a crush on.



Debut: Issue 106

An older woman living in Alexandria.

  • Back for the Dead: Isn't shown for a long time after her introductory issue, until issue 144 reveals her to be among those decapitated by Alpha.
  • Cool Old Lady: She vouches for Rick when Spencer voices his suspicions about him.
  • Off with His Head!: Courtesy of Alpha.


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