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Characters from Hershel's Farm in the comic series The Walking Dead:

The second large group of survivors encountered by Rick, Hershel and his family live on his small, enclosed farm in Georgia, the setting of a large portion of the second volume of the comic. They are met shortly after the group meets Tyreese, his daughter Julie and her boyfriend Chris on the road out of Atlanta.

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Tyreese's Group


Debut: Issue 7

Tyreese is a former professional football player who joins the group with his daughter and her boyfriend at the start of the second volume. He and Rick become quick friends, and Tyreese takes up a secondary leadership position in the group. He is captured and executed by the Governor in Issue 46.

  • Action Dad: Is a father and kicks a lot of ass.
  • Bash Brothers: With Rick.
  • Badass Beard: Sports a small one.
  • The Big Guy: For the group overall.
  • Black Best Friend: With Rick, though their relationship takes a huge blow when the two get into a fistfight over Carol's suicide attempt. They do make amends in the end however.
  • Career-Ending Injury: In his backstory.
  • Celebrity Survivor: Subverted: he used to be a pro football player, but he was already washed up by the time of the Zombie Apocalypse. He and Michonne both admit he wasn't even very good.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Downplayed. He's a terrible shot but makes up for it by being good with a hammer.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The Governor tries to cut Tyreese's head off with Michonne's katana, but when he can only get the blade halfway through Tyreese's neck, he's forced to slowly saw through the rest. This takes several panels and Tyreese is still alive for most of it.
  • Defiant to the End: The Governor takes him hostage and tries to use him as leverage to get inside the prison, but even as a katana is being held to his throat he still screams for Rick not to let him in. This leads to the Governor killing him in a rage.
  • Drop the Hammer: He swings a mean carpentry hammer, which is a good thing since...
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: ...he's worthless with a gun.
  • The Lancer: To Rick.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Moves quickly and deals a lot of damage.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Gets left in a room full of zombies armed only with a hammer. When they come back to retrieve his body, he's alive and unbitten, all the zombies are dead.
  • Off with His Head!: Which reanimates and is put down by Michonne.
  • Papa Wolf: Towards Julie. Best shown when he discovers that Chris killed Julie in a botched suicide pact. He strangles Chris to death, and then allows him to reanimate so he can kill him again, but slower.
  • Please Wake Up: Begs for Julie to "come back." Of course, she does, just not how he was hoping.
  • Weapon of Choice: His hammer.
  • Your Cheating Heart: While he was in a relationship with Carol, Michonne gave him oral sex in the gym, though he resisted at first.


Debut: Issue 7

Julie is Tyreese's daughter. She has a relationship with Chris, and the two vow to have a Suicide Pact. However, it goes terribly wrong, and Chris ends up killing her, letting her die in Tyreese's arms, and then shooting her again once she reanimates.


Debut: Issue 7

Chris is Julie's boyfriend.

  • Asshole Victim: No one felt particularly sad over his death, considering how much of a prick he was.
  • Driven to Suicide: Was in a suicide pact with Julie, though in the end he fires too early and is killed by an enraged Tyreese.
  • Interrupted Suicide: By himself by accident.
  • Jerkass: Acts rude and entitled to pretty much everyone except for Julie.
  • Not-So-Badass Longcoat: Same deal as Julie.
  • Sanity Slippage: Goes through enough to form a suicide pact with Julie.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Carl even lampshades it.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He gets mad when assigned babysitting duty instead of being allowed to help Rick and the others kill zombies and thinks he should be out there fighting alongside them just because he's almost an adult and not a completely horrible shot with a gun.
  • Suicide Pact: Plans one with Julie, but it goes horribly wrong...
  • Teens Are Monsters: He plans on both him and his girlfriend Julie committing suicide rather than put up with the new life they've found themselves in and actually convinces her to go through with it. Ultimately, he only succeeds in killing Tyreese's daughter which soon leads to his own death after he puts her zombie down right in front of her father.
  • Together in Death: The reason why he and Julie formed a Suicide Pact. He's horrified when he shoots her too early, as now they won't be able to be together forever.

Greene Family


Hershel Greene
Debut: Issue 10

Hershel is the highly religious owner of a small farm in Georgia, where he and his family stayed with two friends when the Zombie Apocalypse began. Although his initial meeting with Rick's group was tense, he and his family joined them at the prison for safety.

  • Abusive Parents: Beats Billy for talking back to him.
  • As the Good Book Says...: Following Billy blaming him for Rachel and Suise's deaths by moving them to the prison, Hershel beats him, claiming that the Bible says they are supposed to "Honor they mother and father", and that he will go to hell if he talks back to him again.
  • Badass Grandpa: Is very old and can still hold his own in the zombie apocalypse.
  • Boom, Headshot!: By the Governor.
  • Closest Thing We Got: Due to being the most devout person at the prison he officiates Maggie and Glenn's wedding.
  • Despair Event Horizon: After Billy's death he shuts down and surrenders his life to the Woodbury soldiers.
  • Driven to Suicide: Puts a gun to his head after the zombies in his barn escape and kill Lacey and Arnold, blaming himself for their deaths. Rick pulls it away from his head before Hershel can pull the trigger. It happens again in issue 48, as after seeing Billy killed right before his eyes, combined with his other children who died earlier, he gives up on life, stays behind at the prison and lets the Governor kill him without struggle.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Though he'll use them when he has to.
  • Famous Last Words: "Dear God, just kill me."
  • The Fundamentalist: Although he does loosen up with time, saying that if God's put them in a world where they have to sin to survive, then so be it.
  • Heroic BSoD: Several times. The last one leads to his death, after witnessing Billy dying in front of him breaks the last of his spirit and he asks the Governor to kill him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be extremely mean to his children, particularly Billy, and an outright asshole to other survivors if they annoy or anger him. However, his heart is normally in the right place, and he lightens up some throughout the series.
  • The Medic: due to his experiences as a veterinarian he's able to provide medical expertise when needed.
  • Not So Above It All: While he normally disapproves of cursing, make him mad enough and he'll start dropping f-bombs.
  • Odd Friendship: Eventually forges one with Axel, teaching him how to farm.
  • Overprotective Dad: He's very overprotective of his children and does not approve of Glenn's relationship with Maggie at first. However, he cools down over time and even becomes a father figure for Glenn.
  • Papa Wolf: His children are his top priority.
  • Serious Business: Don't joke about Hell in front of him.
  • Staking the Loved One: Puts down three of his children at the end of the barn massacre: Shawn, who was already a zombie, plus Lacey and Arnold, who were killed during the zombie attack.
  • Token Religious Teammate: This is why Glenn decides to have him as a priest when he proposes to Maggie.
  • Trauma Conga Line: His ever decreasing number of children. First Arnold and Lacey are killed in the barn incident, then Rachel and Susie are found dead at the prison, and finally Billy getting killed in front of him, and Hershel giving up all hope and will to live despite Maggie still being alive.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Smacks Lori in the face after she gives him a What the Hell, Hero? for planning to kick the group off his farm once Carl recovers.
  • Zombie Advocate: He believes they are just sick people, and is horrified when he learns Rick's group has been killing zombies. Instead, keeps any that wonder onto his farm in his barn, hoping that hey will recover. After Lacey and Arnold get eaten, he quickly changes his mind.


Maggie Greene
Debut: Issue 10

Maggie is Hershel's fourth child and second daughter. She began a relationship with Glenn soon after meeting him, and they eventually married at the prison. She is currently pregnant with his child, although Glenn gets murdered by the Saviors shortly after they discover this.

  • Beware the Nice Ones: Her execution of Thomas Richards and her takeover of the Hilltop from Gregory prove that she is not somebody to mess with.
    • In issue 141 she orders Gregory to be publicly hanged after he tried to kill her.
  • Break the Cutie: She loses every single member of her family by the time the prison arc is over, and loses Glenn to the Saviors several months later.
  • The Chick: Though she becomes more hardened over time.
  • Exact Words: In #160, she tells Dante that while she "likes" him, she'll never love anyone besides Glenn. In #174, she kisses Dante, appearing to be at least willing to give him a chance even if she may never love him like Glenn.
  • Farmer's Daughter: She is the daughter of Hershel, who is a farmer.
  • Happily Married: To Glenn.
  • Heroic BSoD: After the last of her family dies.
  • Hypocrite: She agrees with Rick allowing Negan to live despite the fact that he beat her husband to death with a baseball bat right in front of her, yet when Gregory attempts to poison her she almost immediately agrees with Jesus that he must be executed. The fact that that her reason for doing it (fear of Gregory's popularity among the Hilltop citizens, despite everyone hating his guts) and the method used to carry it out (hanging, which Maggie herself had experienced first hand when she attempted to take her own life) has only reinforced this perspective in the eyes of many fans. In #174, however, Negan correctly deduces that Maggie was not happy about Rick's decision to spare him.
  • Interrupted Suicide: She tries hanging herself after losing all of her family, but gets cut down and survives. She later comes to regret it as a moment of weakness.
  • The Leader: Becomes the head of the Hilltop during All Out War.
  • The Mourning After: Flat out says in #160 that she will never love anyone other than Glenn, more than two years after his death. In #174, however, she kisses Dante and seems to reciprocate his attraction to her.
  • Pregnant Badass: In "All Out War" she takes part in fighting the Saviors while heavily pregnant.
  • Put on a Bus: She moved to the Hilltop with Sophia in issue 101.
  • Sole Survivor: She's the last surviving member of her family.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "All Out War", Maggie takes over the Hilltop from Gregory and leads an army to assist Rick in fighting the Saviors, showing up at Alexandria armed to the teeth and chasing Negan's forces away.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Starts beating the crap out of Rick after Glenn is murdered by the Saviors, berating him for doing nothing to stop it, despite them being surrounded by fifty armed men. This was mostly fueled by grief, and they part civilly at the Hilltop when she decides to stay with Sophia.
  • Widow Woman: After Glenn dies.


Billy Greene

Debut: Issue 10

Billy is Hershel's fifth child and third son. He worked as a farm hand for his father and helps his father plant crops at the prison.

  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: He is never seen without a headband on.
  • Boom, Headshot!: By a Woodbury soldier.
  • Friendly Sniper: Turns out to be an excellent shot.
  • It's All About Me: His reaction to Carol committing suicide right after seducing him is "Why would she do that to me?"
  • Kill the Cutie: He was one of the nicer characters.
  • Mauve Shirt: Besides Maggie, who becomes a major and long-running character, Billy is the longest surviving and the most fleshed out of the Greene children (though that's not saying much).
  • Perma-Stubble: Has one.
  • Sweet Tooth: When talking to Otis he says that fruit and vegetables all taste the same to him, but that if he knew where a candy bar was within walking distance that he'd hop the prison fence and make a run for it.

    Rachel and Susie 

Rachel Greene and Susie Greene

Debut: Issue 10

Rachel and Susie are twin girls and Hershel's youngest children. Murdered by Thomas Richards at the prison.


Lacey Greene
Debut: Issue 10

Lacey is Hershel's third child and oldest daughter. She is eaten by zombies when they break out of the barn.

  • Bookworm: About the only thing we learn about her is that she has a lot of books.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Her "tour" of the farm with Rick's group is particularly snarky:
    Lacey: This is our yard... if you'll follow me around back, I'll show you our backyard.
  • Eaten Alive: She is caught in the middle of the zombies when they broke out of the barn, and is quickly swarmed and partially eaten.
  • Fat Girl: She is noticeably the fattest and roundest member of the Greene family.
  • Gutted Like a Fish: The zombies tear into her stomach and pull her guts out.
  • Red Shirt: Doesn't have many lines or much characterisation before getting killed in her second appearance.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in Issue 11.


Arnold Greene
Debut: Issue 10

Arnold is Hershel's second child and son. He is eaten by his zombified brother Shawn when the zombies break out of the barn.

  • Berserk Button: When his father is attacked by zombies in Issue 11, leading to an Unstoppable Rage.
  • Red Shirt: Doesn't have many lines or much characterisation before getting killed in his second appearance.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Tries to punch a zombie to death while turning his back on several others a couple feet behind him. It isn't very surprising when he gets chomped on.
  • Unstoppable Rage: "NOT MY FATHER! NOT MY FATHER!" Unfortunately, he gets so wrapped up in pummeling that zombie he doesn't notice his undead brother coming up behind him.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in Issue 11.


Shawn Greene
Click here to see Shawn prior to reanimating 
Debut: Issue 11

Hershel's first child. See the video game series characters page for more information on him.

  • Dead All Along: He died early into “A New Day”, being indirectly killed by Kenny’s son, Duck.
  • Zombie Infectee: He died and reanimated as a zombie. Hershel keeps him in the barn, but he ends up killing his brother Arnold.

Other Farm Survivors



Debut: Issue 9

Otis is a friend of Hershel who joined him at the farm with his girlfriend Patricia.

  • And Then Otis Was A Zombie: Killed and reanimated when the prison yard is overran.
  • Death by Racism: Refers to Dexter and Andrew as "a couple niggers" after a black woman saves his life. He dies offscreen in Volume 6.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: One of only two named characters so far to die entirely off-panel, only mentioned after Rick kills his zombie, and doesn't get a funeral scene, either. It's mentioned that no one liked him very much.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: As a zombie, only his torso remains.
  • Put on a Bus: When he goes back to Hershel's farm to hold the fort. He is the only character who doesn't return to the group in the following volume.
    • The Bus Came Back: He does however follow the group's trail to the prison at the start of Volume 4.
  • Reckless Gun Usage: His shooting of Carl, when he thought he, Rick, and Tyresse were zombies, even though they were talking and carry weapons.
  • Shovel Strike: Briefly uses a shovel as a weapon when he can't get inside the prison and is surrounded by zombies in Volume 4. Luckily, Michonne was nearby at the time and saved him.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Initially, he feels awful about shooting Carl, tries to help Hershel stay on the moral path, and has a very civil conversation with African American Tyreese. After he comes to the prison from staying at the farm, he abruptly begins acting racist.



Debut: Issue 10

Patricia is Otis' girlfriend.

  • AB Negative: The one really useful thing she does is donate blood to Rick, since she's type O-.
  • Death by Sex: She has sex with Axel right before the Governor attacks the prison and is one of the first casualties of the battle.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: First, she freed Thomas Richards after he was imprisoned for killing Hershel's twins, and was surprised when he tried to kill her. Then she sided with Dexter and Andrew when they tried to take over the prison.
  • Boom, Headshot!: She's shot in the head by a Woodbury soldier.
  • Dumb Blond: Just read her other tropes to see all the stupid shit she does.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Every other death during the prison battle had at least some impact, but all Patricia got was a shocked look from Billy as she was shot through the head and then was literally never mentioned again.
  • Lethally Stupid: Even out of mercy, freeing a Serial Killer while your friends are sleeping is NOT a good idea.
  • The Millstone: Not only is she useless, but her stupidity often endangers the other group members.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Nice job freeing Thomas from his cell, Patricia. Oh, and congrats on going along with Dexter and Andrew when they try to take over the prison.
  • The Scrappy: In-Universe and out; neither the fans nor the other characters liked her much after the above actions, and even her own boyfriend didn't want to talk to her.
  • Too Dumb to Live: All the time, and ironically she died as she lived. Her failure to realize that it's probably not a good idea to leave yourself exposed while dozens of men are shooting at you results in her death.

    Hershel Jr. 

Hershel Greene Jr.

Debut: Issue 130

The son of Maggie and Glenn, though tragically Glenn dies before he is born.