Characters from the Hilltop Colony in the comic series The Walking Dead:
A massive farming community in Virginia of more than two-hundred survivors. Despite its size, the community has few guns, and was forced to work for the Saviors by giving them half of their food and supplies. To end this, the Hilltop Colony allied with the Alexandria Safe-Zone and the Kingdom to bring down the Saviors.
- Debut: Issue 95
Gregory is the leader of Hilltop, and likes to take credit for its success even though he is little more than a figurehead. He is the one who agreed to bow to The Saviors demands and give them half the towns supplies.
- Bad Liar: His conversation with Dr. Carson, where he desperately tries to convince him that he did not poison Maggie, has to be seen to be believed.
- Believing Their Own Lies: He honestly believes that he is what holds Hilltop together and that they are only alive because of him. He even seems to delude himself into thinking that he never knew Jesus was taking soldiers to fight the Saviors.
- Big Bad Wannabe: He might lead his own colony, but he gets pretty much zero respect from most people and is nothing more than a pathetic pawn of Negan.
- Big-Bad Ensemble: With the Whisperers in Volume 23. Gregory ends up becoming the more direct threat when he plans to murder both Maggie and Carl to regain control of the Hilltop. Though he gets taken down easily once Jesus shows up.
- Break the Haughty: After Gregory tried to side with Negan, the residents of Hilltop lose what little respect or liking they had for Gregory and he is quickly overthrown by Maggie after getting knocked down in once punch.
- Butt-Monkey: He gets no respect from anyone, and is punched and kicked frequently. Not that he doesn't deserve it.
- Character Death: Maggie has him publicly hanged as punishment for his attempt to murder her.
- Les Collaborateurs: To Negan.
- Cult Colony: Michonne thinks Gregory has turned Hilltop into this. Eventually subverted when it is revealed that everyone in Hilltop thinks he is an idiot, but no one else is willing to step up to lead.
- Dirty Coward: He's too afraid to try and stand up to Negan on his own, even though he has more than 200 people living in Hilltop's well-fortified walls. Instead he decides to let Rick's group take all the risk, and after Negan murders Glenn, Gregory panics and demands to know is if Negan has any idea that Gregory had taken Rick's offer to fight the Saviors.
- Dirty Old Man: Hits on all the women in Hilltop, and even "accidentally" walks in on Maggie while Dr. Carson is checking on her pregnancy.
- FaceHeel Turn: In All Out War, he sides with Negan after being threatened and declares that anyone who follows Jesus in fighting against the Saviors will be banished from Hilltop, along with their families.
- Happens again in Volume 23, where after remaining a reluctant subordinate of Maggie for two years he finally snaps and begins plotting to kill her.
- Failed a Spot Check: He only realizes Rick is missing his right hand when Rick points it out to him on their second meeting.
- Harmless Villain: It gets frankly embarrassing in Issue 138, when Maggie, who he had just tried to kill with poison, gets up quickly and tells him that part of why he can't be an effective leader is that he can't even poison her correctly.
- Hate Sink: Negan is too awesome to truly hate, so Gregory picks up the slack with his cowardice, insensitivity and stupidity.
- Hypocrite: In issue 134 he criticizes Maggie for not sending a rescue party for the missing Dante, and even suggests that he will lead it himself. Not only is this rich coming from Gregory, but Maggie points out that he probably doesn't even know how to ride a horse.
- It's All About Me: Every single decision he makes is designed to benefit him in some way.
- Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: In his one appearance in Volume 21, he actually seems to have improved his behavior after losing his position as leader, risking his life to drag the injured Rick inside his house. However, in Volume 22 Maggie mentions that even two years later he hasn't changed his ways at all and is still insufferable.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Is more slimy than ever after actually getting reintroduced in Issue 134, and now is plotting to murder Maggie.
- Karmic Death: Hanged by the community he betrayed to Negan two years prior.
- Kick the Dog: He might have been too much of an idiot to realize how cruel it was, but when he said that Negan is reasonable to the wife of the man who was murdered in front of her by him no no one felt bad when she punched him in the face.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Twice; first when Maggie punches him and becomes the new leader of the Hilltop, and secondly when he is beaten, jailed, and finally publicly executed by Jesus and Maggie after attempting to poison Maggie.
- The Leader: Type IV.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Despite being cowardly and weak for most of his screentime, he becomes a lot more threatening in Volume 23 when he plots to have Maggie and Carl killed and actually poisons Maggie.
- Subverted in Issue 138; seconds after poisoning Maggie, Jesus shows up and kicks Gregory's ass. Then it's revealed that Gregory is so incompetent he didn't even poison Maggie correctly, and she recovers almost instantly. Gregory is quickly jailed, and executed a few issues later for his treason.
- Pointy-Haired Boss: It is very clear that he is doing very little to actually run Hilltop, and at one point he admits to Jesus that he has no idea how many people even live there.
- Pride: He makes many claims about having a strong "iron will", and tells to Jesus that he is the only thing which holds Hilltop together and stopped Negan from killing them all.
- Public Execution: A victim of this, once Maggie decides that he's too dangerous to keep around after his attempt on her life.
- Running Gag: Forgetting the names of other people, including Rick and Maggie. Robert Kirkman said it was another way to show what a "shitty" person Gregory is, since he cares so little about others that he doesn't bother to remember their names.
- The Starscream: He is plotting to have Maggie killed as of Issue 135, and in Issue 137 he poisons her. In a show of just how incompetent he really is, she quickly gets up, berates him for not poisoning her correctly as one of many reasons why he couldn't be the leader, and has Jesus arrest him. He is executed for his treasonous actions a couple issues later.
Soldiers, Scouts and Guards
Paul "Jesus" Monroe
- Debut: Issue 91
Jesus is a recruiter for the Hilltop Colony who encounters Rick's group in Issue 92. He doesn't agree with many of the decisions Gregory makes, but doesn't attempt to get him replaced because of how much the rest of the town likes him.
- The Ace: Bar none the best fighter in the series to date, a great strategist and diplomat, truly ninja-like stealth skills and also a genuinely nice guy who seems to have few to no personal issues (rare for someone who's survived this long into the apocalypse).
- Apologetic Attacker: During his fight with Abraham and Michonne.
- Badass Beard: He has an extremely long beard that earned him his nickname.
- Badass Gay: He's in a relationship with Alex.
- Badass Longcoat: Wears one in his first few appearances.
- Barbarian Long Hair: Just look at that mane, in all its ass kicking glory.
- Berserk Button: Really doesn't like having guns pointed at him.
- Beware the Nice Ones: One of the nicest guys in the series, and also one of the most lethal fighters. He will not hesitate to take down threats quickly and painfully.
- Although he hates him just like everyone else, Jesus does his best to treat Gregory civilly. But when he walks in on Gregory poisoning Maggie he immediately smashes Gregory's teeth in, and makes it very clear that he would have killed him had Maggie not woken up.
- In issue 140, he encourages Maggie to publicly execute Gregory, a decision she agrees with. In the next issue he is seen watching coldly as Gregory is hanged.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves the lives of Rick, Heath, Nicholas, and Holly when Negan is lining them up to be executed.
- He also shows up just in time to save Maggie from Gregory.
- Bookworm: Nearly all of his belongings at Hilltop are books.
- Combat Parkour: He jumps and kicks a lot while engaging both zombies and humans in hand-to-hand combat, and he uses his quickness to dodge attacks and outflank opponents.
- Deadpan Snarker: He's pretty snarky, especially when dealing with people like Gregory.
- Escape Artist: He has been captured and tied up twice, and both times waited until he had learned what he needed to before casually escaping.
- Establishing Character Moment: Casually kicking Michonne and Abraham's asses when they attack him, the entire time insisting that he just wants to talk.
- Hero of Another Story: Before joining the main group.
- Honest Advisor: He isn't afraid to berate Gregory for his incompetence. He also frequently dishes out pragmatic advise to both Rick and Maggie.
- In-Series Nickname: "Jesus", due to his looks.
- Looks Like Jesus: His beard earned him the nickname.
- Ironic Nickname: A guy nicknamed Jesus who goes up against villains named the Saviors?
- The Lancer: Nominally, he's one to Gregory. By the end of Volume 19 he becomes one to Rick. As of the time skip, he's also one for Maggie.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's extremely quick, and the few times he does get hit he is barely inconvenienced.
- Looks Like Jesus: His nickname says it all. He resembles Jesus so much that his friends call him Jesus more often then his real name.
- Martial Pacifist: He isn't bloodthirsty but is perfectly willing to fight if he has to. And you better believe that he'll kick your ass if it comes to that.
- Nice Guy: Despite being one of the deadliest fighters in the series, he's also one of the nicest characters.
- Nice Hat: Wears one in his first few appearances.
- Not Using the "Z" Word: He refers to the zombies as "empties".
- Number Two: To Gregory, although Jesus often goes against his wishes. He eventually becomes one for Rick, and has become one for Maggie as well following the time skip.
- One-Man Army: Wipes out an entire group of Whisperers by himself.
- Only Sane Man: While he follows Gregory's orders he realizes how incompetent the guy is and is the only member of the Hilltop who wants to fight back against the Saviors.
- He comes off as this when compared to the main cast in general, being one of the most stable and well-adjusted characters.
- Rated M for Manly: Played with. Jesus is probably the single most badass character featured in the series but outside of combat he doesn't display any stereotypical "manly" traits and is very kind and civil to everyone.
- Red Herring: When he's first introduced the cast is highly suspicious of him and Rick fears that he may turn out to be the next Governor, but it's soon revealed that he's a good guy and Negan, who Rick had never even heard of, is the true villain.
- Samurai: After the time skip.
- Ship Tease: Seems to be coming onto Aaron a bit. A lot of other survivors apparently were hoping for it.
- Stealth Hi/Bye: One of his skills, which includes getting out of bonds and escaping a moving car without being notice.
- Straight Gay: Revealed to be in a relationship with another Hilltop resident named Alex in Issue 122.
- Undying Loyalty: To Rick, and later to Maggie as well.
- War Hawk: He wants war with the Saviors in order to end their tyranny over the Hilltop and other communities. He manages to convince many people to join him despite opposition from Gregory.
- The Worf Effect: He introduces himself by kicking the crap out Abraham and Michonne at the same time. As if that wasn't enough, he clearly goes out of his way to not kill or even injure them, and spends the whole fight casually insisting he just wants to talk. One Hell of an Establishing Character Moment.
- Debut: Issue 95
Kal is the head of security for Hilltop.
- Blade on a Stick: Of the city guard type. It's actually lampshaded by Jesus when Rick's group first arrive at the Hilltop, saying that standing around with a deadly weapon all day must make him eager to actually use it.
- Boom, Headshot!: Gets shot in the head in Issue 123 when the Saviors attack the Hilltop.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has a dry sense of humor.
- Didn't Think This Through: He does not realize that throwing a spear means you have to go and get the spear afterwards.
- FaceHeel Turn: Subverted; he goes to give information to the Saviors out of fear, but Jesus stops him before he does so and talks him out of it. Kal remains a solid good guy for the rest of his screentime.
- Those Two Guys: With Eduardo. Twice now they have had scenes where the two of them are just talking about something random before spotting Rick's group approaching.
- Debut: Issue 95
Eduardo is one of the gate guards for Hilltop.
- Blade on a Stick: Same deal as Kal.
- The Bus Came Back: After disappearing during the All Out War arc he finally makes his reappearance in issue 149 welcoming Andrea, Carl and Lydia to the Hilltop.
- Oblivious to Love: He tells Kal about a girl named Mandy who had apparently been giving him signals that she wanted to go out with him, but finally gave up and just asked him out instead. He feels like an idiot for never noticing before.
- Those Two Guys: With Kal.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: He was already a pretty minor character but midway through All-Out War he just vanishes. He hasn't been seen since the Time Skip either.
- He finally returns in issue 149, still defending the walls of the Hilltop.
- Debut: Issue 128
Marco is a citizen who is first seen riding on horseback to the Hilltop with Ken.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Is seen drinking heavily after learning that Ken and many of his other friends were killed during Alpha's massacre.
- Heroic BSoD: Has one after leaving Ken to die on a hill and hearing what he believes to be the sound of the walkers speaking.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Appears to be close friends with Ken.
- Remember the New Guy?: Though he may have joined the Hilltop in the two-year Time Skip.
- Those Two Guys: With Ken.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Becomes more hostile and aggressive after the fair massacre.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Calls Rick a "pussy" for not immediately retaliating against Alpha after the massacre at the fair.
- Debut: Issue 128
Ken is a citizen who is first seen riding on horseback to the Hilltop with Marco.
- Back for the Dead: After a period of time where he is missing and presumed dead, he is returned to the Hilltop by the Whisperers in Issue 138 only to be killed a couple issues later during Alpha's massacre.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Marco.
- The Load: Quickly becomes this after badly injuring his leg, to the point where Marco is forced to leave him behind.
- Off with His Head!: Had his head chopped off by Alpha and put on a post to mark the line between the Whisperer's territory and that of the four main communities.
- Remember the New Guy?: Though he may have joined the Hilltop in the two-year Time Skip.
- Those Two Guys: With Marco.
- Uncertain Doom: Marco reluctantly leaves him on a hill to die due to his injuries, but so far it's unclear if he actually died.
- In Issue 138 the Whisperers return him and Dante to the Hilltop, alive and well. It seems that they actually went to the trouble of repairing his injuries.
- Debut: Issue 131
A resident of the Hilltop who is sent on a rescue mission for Ken.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Has a crush on Maggie, though he's not optimistic about their chances of being together. In #174, however, she kisses him.
- Badass in Distress: He is captured by the Whisperers in Issue 132. In Issue 138 they return him and Ken to the Hilltop, under the condition that Lydia comes with them.
- Butt-Monkey: Has a tendency to land himself in awkward or even dangerous situations.
- Deadpan Snarker: Has a snarky quip for everything. Maggie even points out that he can never take things seriously.
- Hopeless Suitor: Makes no secret of the fact that he wants to be with Maggie, and she makes no secret of the fact that it'll never happen. Maggie firmly rejects him in #160.
- Entitled to Have You: Shows a few shades of this in #160 when he's outraged that Maggie refuses to give him a chance because she will never love anyone besides her late husband, snapping that she's making herself unhappy by not dating anyone else (and by that he means not dating him).
- Nice Guy: Insists on continuing the search for Ken despite knowing that it's most likely a waste of time.
- Open Mouth, Insert Foot: While the group is debating what to do about Carl running off to save Lydia, Dante makes a joke about it that is in incredibly bad taste. This leads to a nasty Death Glare from Maggie, and an embarrassed Dante lampshades that he has probably killed any chance he had of being with her.
- Plucky Comic Relief: A frequent source of wit in recent issues.
- Remember the New Guy?: Same as a lot of characters introduced after the Time Skip.
- Ship Tease: In Issue #158, Maggie seems to start taking a bit of interest in him. Ultimately, in #160, she clarifies that while she may "like" him, she will only ever have room in her heart for Glenn. In #174, however, she kisses him after she's done getting her closure with Negan. It's implied that she may now be willing to give him a chance now that she's made some sort of peace with the man responsible for her husband's murder.
- What the Hell Are You?: Has this reaction to the disguised survivors, initially believing they are talking and weapon wielding walkers before discovering they were wearing masks.
- Debut: Issue 131
A guard for the Hilltop who accompanies Dante and an unnamed Hilltop guard on a rescue mission for Ken.
- The Cynic: He and the other guard both aren't very optimistic about the chances of finding Ken.
- In the Back: He's knifed in the back by one of the Whisperers.
- Red Shirt: He and the other guard mostly exist to be killed by the Whisperers.
- Remember the New Guy?: Same as anyone introduced after the Time Skip.
- Those Two Guys: With the unnamed Hilltop guard.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He and the other guard die an issue after their introduction.
- Debut: Issue 133
A Hilltop resident who accompanies Jesus on a patrol.
Craftsmen, Traders and Medics
Dr. Harlan Carson
- Debut: Issue 95
Harlan is Hilltop's doctor.
- All There in the Manual: Word of God confirmed that he and Carson (one of Negan's lieutenants) are brothers.
- Deadpan Snarker: While he's normally a pretty nice guy, he can be very dry when he wants to be. See his conversation with Gregory when the latter is trying to convince him that he did not poison Maggie.
- The Medic: Serves as the main doctor for the Hilltop.
- Nice Guy: Is friendly and hospitable toward his patients.
- Non-Action Guy: Justified as he seems to be the Hilltop's only doctor and too valuable to risk losing in a fight.
- Self-Deprecation: When Heath informs him of Denise's Heroic Sacrifice Harlan says that he'd like to think he'd do the same in that situation, but then acknowledges that he'd be "full of shit" if he said that.
- Debut: Issue 95
Earl is a blacksmith who crafts weapons for Hilltop.
- The Blacksmith: He creates spears for the Hilltop, along with any other metal items they need. He also helped craft a prosthetic to replace Rick's missing hand.
- The Mentor: After the Time Skip, he has begun teaching Carl how to carve and craft things. He also has an apprentice named Rolland who he is teaching to become a blacksmith.
- Nice Guy: He is a friendly and helpful guy and is shown to get along great with everybody he meets.
- Non-Action Guy: He's just the town blacksmith. He'll make weapons and armor for other people, but that's it.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Seems to have a bit of this going on with Jesus, being one of the few who calls him Paul and claims that him going by "Jesus" is disrespectful, even if he looks like depictions of him. However, he is smiling while saying this and is more than happy to do Jesus favors.
- Debut: Issue 122
Alex is a citizen of the Hilltop, as well as Paul "Jesus" Monroe's boyfriend.
- Love Interest: For Jesus. After the Time Skip it's complicated when it's revealed that he has a boyfriend named Wes.
- The Medic: The From Whispers to Screams arc shows that he acts as a "secondary" doctor for the Hilltop, filling in whenever Dr. Carson is busy.
- Straight Gay: He doesn't have any stereotypically gay mannerisms.
Louie and Larry
- Debut: Issue 131
Two Hilltop residents who serve as brewers.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Louie begins drinking heavily after Larry is murdered.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: Appear to be very close.
- Off with His Head!: Larry is one of the many to be beheaded by Alpha, with his decapitated head placed on a pike.
- Red Shirt: Larry.
- Remember the New Guy?: Both of them are introduced following the Time Skip.
- Those Two Guys: The comic sets them up as this, but Larry ends up dying very quickly.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Louie is a pleasant guy but he becomes more vengeful and angry after Larry and many others are killed by Alpha.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Larry, who we learn nothing about before his death.
The Rose Family
- Debut: Issue 135
The mother of one of the bullies in the Hilltop who was brutally beaten by Carl.
- The Atoner: She breaks down crying when Maggie confronts her about her treason in issue 140, and admits that she was wrong.
- Easily Forgiven: Maggie ends up letting her off pretty easy for her part in Gregory's conspiracy, which would have resulted in both Maggie and Carl's deaths if it had gone as planned. She's killed in an unrelated event by Alpha a few issues later, so that could count as her comeuppance.
- Hypocrite: She and the other parents make Carl out to be a psycho who hurt their "innocent" children, while completely ignoring the fact that their children were bullies and Carl was defending Sophia.
- Jerkass: Monumentally so. She's constantly screaming and yelling. It says something that she manages to make Gregory look like a good guy when she's in the same room as him. However, Issue 140 shows that she's not completely awful.
- Mama Bear: She absolutely flips her shit over what Carl did to her son, to the point where she and the other parents only agree to Gregory's plan if Carl dies as well.
- Off with His Head!: One of Alpha's many decapitation victims in Issue 144.
- Remember the New Guy?: Mentions that she's been in the Hilltop longer than Maggie, but we don't see her till after the Time Skip.
- Would Hurt a Child: She and the other parents only agree to Gregory's plot so long as he agrees to have Carl killed as well.
- Debut: Issue 135
The father of one of the Hilltop bullies, and Tammy's husband.
- Character Death: Rick bites his throat out.
- Easily Forgiven: Gets let off easy by Maggie for his part in the murder plot against her and Carl. Too bad he can't leave well enough alone and tries to kill Rick later on, resulting in his own death.
- Everyone Has Standards: Subverted in that he initially seems horrified when Gregory suggests killing Maggie, but later agrees to the plan with the added bonus of killing Carl.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He may be a violent jerkass, but he shows genuine grief at the murder of his wife and becomes desperate to take revenge upon the Whisperers.
- Jerkass: An aggressive jerk who attempts to kill both Carl and Rick at separate points, and unlike his wife is never shown to be The Atoner.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: He performs a near fatal one on Rick and likely would have ended up killing him if Vincent hadn't tried to stop him. Luckily, before he can actually finish Rick off he gets taken by surprise and has his throat bit out.
- Papa Wolf: He wants very badly for Carl to be punished for what he did to his son, to the point where he plans on killing him.
- Remember the New Guy?: One of many introduced after the Time Skip.
- Token Evil Teammate: He is a member of the four communities, but that doesn't mean he's a good person.
- Would Hurt a Child: He personally passes the message to Gregory that he and the other parents will only go along with Gregory's murder plot against Maggie if Carl dies as well.
- Underestimating Badassery: He tries to ambush and kill Rick with the help of Vincent and nearly succeeds in killing him, only for Rick to catch him off guard and rip his throat out.
- Debut: Issue 131
The son of Tammy and Morton, who is a violent bully.
- Asshole Victim: Anyone really crying after he gets knifed by Negan?
- The Bully: He and his friend beat and push around other children in the Hilltop.
- Bullying a Dragon: Beating up Sophia in front of Carl was a really bad idea.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's a sadistic bully but when his mother is killed he is devastated and desires revenge.
- Idiot Ball: Sets Negan free in order to warn the Whisperers of Rick's impending attack. Negan shows his gratitude by fatally stabbing him.
- Jerkass: He's an aggressive bully with pretty much no redeeming qualities.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: On the receiving end of this when Carl beats him and his friend into unconsciousness with a shovel.
- When he threatened Rick during a private meeting between the two he got his ass kicked again and was almost choked to death by his cane. Afterwards Rick coldly tells him to straighten up or else he'll put a bullet in him personally.
- Like Father, Like Son: It becomes clear that he got his violent Jerkass tendencies from Morton.
- Shovel Strike: Carl nearly kills him by hitting him over the head with a shovel.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Negan handily shoots him after Brandon breaks him out of his cell.
- Teens Are Monsters: Already on his second appearance he hits Carl on the back of the head with a brick and attempts to actually murder Sophia, describing to her how he's going to make up a story to try and get away with it, all because she tried to stop him and his friend from bullying another kid.
- In issue 152 he frees Negan from his cell with the promise of joining up with the Whisperers and using them to wipe out Alexandria.
- Those Two Bad Guys: With his unnamed friend/fellow bully.
- Too Dumb to Live: From the moment he set Negan free, it was only a matter of time before he ended up dead.
- One could argue that this extends even further than that, as trying to kill the children of not one, but two of the communities leaders was also a really bad idea.
- Trauma Conga Line: Beaten into a coma by Carl, and then loses both of his parents over the course of a couple days.
- Would Hit a Girl: He and his friend beat the shit out of Sophia, who had earlier kicked their asses when they tried to bully another boy from the Hilltop.
Other Hilltop Residents
- Debut: Issue 95
Brianna is a citizen of Hilltop. She has a son, and befriends Maggie Green after she moves to the Hilltop.
- Black Best Friend: Becomes this for Maggie when she moves to the Hilltop.
- Brutal Honesty: She bluntly states that Gregory is an idiot and the only reason he's in charge is because no one else wants the position.
- The Heart: One of the most kind-hearted and stable survivors.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Freely calls herself a cold-hearted bitch for darkening in the same way everyone else has in the apocalypse, despite being one of the most empathetic characters in Hilltop.
- Nice Girl: A good friend to Maggie.
- Outliving One's Offspring: While her son is still alive, her daughter died earlier in the Zombie Apocalypse.
- Shipper on Deck: Points out the obvious interest that Carl and Sophia have in each other.
- Widow Woman: Her husband was killed by zombies, and she has also lost a boyfriend.
- Debut: Issue 123
A citizen of the Hilltop.
- Badass Beard: Has an impressive beard and has managed to last over three years into the Zombie Apocalypse.
- Mauve Shirt: He starts to see a rise in appearances after the Time Skip, but doesn't get much character. Then he's offed unceremoniously during Alpha's massacre.
- Nice Guy: From the little we see of his personality, he seems polite and helpful.
- Off with His Head!: Alpha beheads him alongside many others, and places his head on a pike.
- Debut: Issue 96
A resident of the Hilltop who attacks Rick out of anger at Ethan's funeral.
- Debut: Issue 95
A resident of the Hilltop who is blackmailed into attacking Gregory by Negan.
- Apologetic Attacker: When he stabs Gregory.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Killed with his own knife when he attacks Rick.
- I Have Your Wife: Negan was holding someone close to him hostage, and used her as leverage to force him to try and murder Gregory.
- Red Shirt: Gets zero characterization before dying in his first appearance.
- Slashed Throat: Courtesy of Rick when he stabs Gregory and attacks him as well.
- Small Role, Big Impact: His actions and death help set up the Negan arc.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed in his debut issue; he's also the first resident of the Hilltop to die.