- Debut: Issue 1
Morgan is the first survivor encountered by Rick, living with his son Duane in an abandoned house in Rick's hometown. They stayed behind while Rick took off for Atlanta, but Duane was eventually bitten and turned into a zombie. When Rick passed through his hometown on the way to Washington D.C., Morgan met him again and joined his group. He was killed when zombies breached the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
- Action Survivor: He survives for a very long time despite not being a capable survivor.
- Amazon Chaser: By the Alexandria arc he has begun a relationship with Michonne, quite possibly the deadliest woman in the main cast aside from Andrea. Unfortunately, the relationship is short lived and he dies afterwards.
- Call-Back: just like his son before him, he introduces himself to Rick when they meet for the second time with a Shovel Strike.
- Life-or-Limb Decision: Gets bitten on his upper arm when zombies breach the Safe-Zone, causing Michonne to cut his arm off to try and stop the infection. It fails, and Morgan dies from the infection.
- Mercy Kill: To prevent reanimation by Michonne.
- Out of Focus: Quickly slips into the background after rejoining the group. It's even lampshaded by Rick when Morgan dies, as Rick laments that he never got to talk to him much.
- Put on a Bus—>The Bus Came Back: Shows up in the first issue, then reappears many issues later to join Rick's group.
- Sanity Slippage: After Duane's death.
- Secret Keeper: He is one of the few people to know that Carl was the one who executed Ben.
- Shovel Strike: His reintroduction to Rick.
- Debut: Issue 1
Duane is Morgan's young son.
- Bus Crash: Dies sometime after his appearance in Issue 1.
- Shout-Out: He's named after the star of Night of the Living Dead (1968).
- Shovel Strike: He hits Rick in the back of the head with a shovel, mistaking him for a zombie.
- Undead Child: He was bitten and turned into a zombie at some point, and Morgan kept him chained up in a house and fed hostile travelers to him. Morgan later shoots the chain and lets "Duane" roam free when he leaves with Rick.
- Debut: Issue 19
A former lawyer, Michonne is a katana wielding survivor who joined the group during the Prison arc. She is slightly unbalanced, having survived on her own for a long time, and sometimes speaks to her dead boyfriend.
- Action Girl: She is the best melee fighter among the female protagonists,
- Amazonian Beauty: She's very muscular, especially compared to other women, and is considered exceptionally beautiful by pretty much everyone.
- Anti-Hero: Type IV.
- The Big Girl: She is one of the most physically capable members of the group.
- Cartwright Curse: So far her pre-apocalypse boyfriend, Tyrese, and Morgan have all died, forcing her to put down all of them either before or after they turned. One wonders what will happen to Ezekiel.
- As of issue 144 he has met his end as well. Decapitation by a villain, same as Tyreese before him.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: You almost feel sorry for the Governor. But not quite.
- Covered with Scars: Following her imprisonment in Woodbury.
- Dark Action Girl: No pun intended.
- Deadpan Snarker: She has her moments.Andrea: Will someone come over here and stab this thing?! I want a sword.Michonne: Andrea kill this, Andrea kill that. Stay here and protect these people, Andrea. Andrea, come with us for protection. It would get old quick. Trust me.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Her most common outfit has her wearing a mini skirt.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Rather cold and distant when she first shows up, but warms up eventually.
- Determinator: Losing three boyfriends and getting raped hasn't stopped her from continuing to survive.
- The Drifter: Before arriving at the prison.
- Dying Alone: She's still alive but she admits that the reason why she gets into so many relationships is because she's afraid of this.
- Has a Type: So far, all of her relationships have been with black men.
- Hearing Voices: Is sometimes seen talking to no one. Turns out she hallucinates her dead boyfriend sometimes. However, what happened to the Governor and a conversation afterwards imply it may be more than a hallucination. She seems to have mostly recovered from this.
- Katanas Are Just Better: Her signature weapon is a katana, and it's been shown to be pratically magical with how effective it is at killing walkers.
- Man Bites Man: Bites off the Governors ear, and bites him in the neck later.
- My Greatest Failure: She finally opens up about her past to Rick in issue 139, where she mentions that she has never been able to forgive herself for abandoning her daughters when the apocalypse started. Even though there was nothing she could do she has been suffering from the guilt of this one incident for most of the series and feels she doesn't deserve any happiness because of it. However, it appears that she is on her way to a redemptive arc and some closure when she learns that one of her daughters is living in the Commonwealth.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Four times.
- Seducing Tyreese, which leads to Carol's Sanity Slippage and eventual suicide.
- Not finishing off the Governor so he can come back and kill everyone.
- Taking Tyreese on a reckless mission that ends up getting him killed.
- Amputating Morgan's arm with a sword she was just using to kill zombies. That couldn't have helped the infection.
- Phrase Catcher: Rick will usually say something to the effect of "Michonne could you?" when he wants her to kill a walker.
- Pragmatic Hero: Michonne is not above committing some very villainous actions to survive.
- Put on a Bus: Has not been seen ever since the comic skipped two years ahead in time after All-Out War. Although at first it seemed likely that she had simply moved back to the Kingdom with Ezekiel, Rick mentions in Issue 131 that he misses her even after "everything that happened". This implies that she may have either died or left the group for whatever reason.
- She finally returns in issue 139 alongside Ezekiel.
- Rape as Drama: She's raped by the Governor.
- Scarily Competent Tracker: She's a great tracker.
- She Who Fights Monsters: Michonne's experiences have hardened her into someone who's not a whole lot better than the villains she faces.
- The Reliable One: She can always be counted on to kill walkers, funnily enough she actually doesn't like filling this role.
Father Gabriel Stokes
- Debut: Issue 61
Gabriel is a preacher who survived in his church by himself until he ran out of food, and encountered Rick's group on the road. After arriving at the Alexandria Safe-Zone, he took over a church that was within the walls.
- The Atoner: He was too scared to open the doors when his congregation tried to get into the church and had to listen as they were devoured. This almost repeated itself during the herd attack on Alexandria, but this time he was able to act.
- Big Damn Heroes: He's one of the people who show up to help Rick and Michonne clear out the inside of Alexandria.
- Cannot Tell a Joke: Mostly an Informed Attribute but he says that people find that his sense of humor needs improvement.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Breaks his leg while climbing down a ladder and is left dangling from one of the rungs before Beta guts him. To add insult to injury his corpse is immediately devoured.
- Demoted to Extra: It's only the occasional appearance that keeps him from becoming a case of Chuck Cunningham Syndrome. Robert Kirkman actually had to confirm that he was still alive in the aftermath of All-Out War, since he appeared so little during that arc that it was entirely possible that he had been killed off screen during one of the battles. Finally starts getting averted when he takes a more proactive role and joins Rick's militia, though it doesn't last long before he's killed.
- Dirty Coward: At the start of the apocalypse he locked out his congregation and let them get eaten to save himself. Later on he starts to grow out of this. Unfortunately he slips back into this when he panics at the sight of the huge herd of zombies that the Whisperers have. He attempts to run from his tower instead of sounding the warning bell, which leads to his death.
- Good Shepherd: Completely averted at first, since he let his entire congregation die to save his own life. He later grows into this role for the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
- Gutted Like a Fish: At Beta's hands.
- His Story Repeats Itself: Gabriel tells Rick about how he kept a door to his original church closed when the dead came, keeping people locked out in fear. In Issue 82, Eugene yells for him to open the Alexandria Safe Zone church doors during a horde invasion, and he does so, letting them in. In Issue 84, he ups this further by going out to help fight off the hordes.
- Hypocrite: Is disgusted by the "unspeakable" actions of Rick's group, while he himself was the one who let his entire congregation die horribly out of self-preservation.
- Laser-Guided Karma: What he thought Rick's group might be, hoping that Rick had been sent by God to kill him for locking his congregation outside of the church.
- Non-Action Guy: Although he managed to gather some courage and kill a few zombies when the Alexandria Safe-Zone was overrun. After the Time Skip he starts training with Rick's army and becomes a surprisingly good shot, but dies before he can be of much use.
- Out of Focus: Hasn't gotten much to do ever since his character arc was completed in "No Way Out". He gets a little more focus after the Time Skip.
- Preacher Man: He was a priest before the apocalypse.
- Retired Badass: It's all but stated that he's ex military.
- Token Religious Teammate: Obviously, being a priest. He becomes the Safe-Zone's main priest as well.
- Took a Level in Badass: He manages to help out and kill a few walkers when a herd overruns the Safe-Zone. Later on, after staying on the sidelines for over fifty issues he tells Rick that he wants to join the army that is training to fight the Whisperers.
- Ungrateful Bastard: In return for protecting him and helping get him to the Alexandria Safe-Zone, Gabriel tries to get the rest of Rick's group kicked out because he thinks their ruthless killing of the cannibals makes them unfit to be part of the community. Douglas disagrees, telling him that nearly everyone there has had to commit murder or worse to survive before the Safe-Zone was built and to never bring it up again.
- Debut: Issue 75
The leader of a small group of scavengers in Washington D.C. who come across the Alexandria safezone and try to force their way inside. He is quickly killed before the ensuing firefight between the Alexandria survivors and the members of his group.
- Arc Villain: To an even lesser extent than the Hunters. His group only gets a few appearances before they get to Alexandria and are killed within minutes of arriving. The only real point of his existence is lead to the next arc where the safezone wall is breached due to Rick's group attracting a herd of zombies with gunfire when they killed him and his people.
- Bad Boss: Shoves one of his own group members into the zombies so that he and the others can escape.
- Bald of Evil: Dangerous murderer who tries to use force to get what he wants? Check. Not a single hair on his entire head? Check.
- Boom, Headshot!: Courtesy of Andrea when he attempts to pull a gun on Rick after failing to talk his way inside.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: By a well-deserved bullet to the brain.
- Too Dumb to Live: Despite being heavily outnumbered, outgunned and in no position to be making threats he tries to force Rick to open Alexandria's gates for him. Unsurprisingly, this gets him a bullet to the head from Andrea and his entire crew wiped out in the span of a few minutes. He does say that the group was desperate, but he still could have been civil and did as he was told by Rick.
- Underestimating Badassery: Threating the guy with a walled community and a badass sniper under his command was not a good idea.
- Debut: Issue 139
A fisherman who is Michonne's companion after the Time Skip.
Juanita "Princess" Sanchez
- Debut: Issue 171
A strange young Mexican-American woman that Eugene's group encounters on their way to meet Stephanie in Ohio. She comes off as extremely eccentric and refers to herself as the "Princess of Pittsburgh" due to being the only survivor left in the city.
- Action Girl: She carries a large LMG type gun and isn't shy about blasting walkers with it.
- Ambiguously Evil: She seems fairly harmless (though perhaps a little insane) but time will tell if she's really as nice as she seems or if its just an act.
- Beware the Silly Ones: Go ahead and make fun of her fashion sense and odd quirks, but don't think for a second that she's just some harmless loon with colorful hair. As Sebastain and several Commonwealth soldiers can attest to she definitely knows how to use that spear of hers in combat.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: It's implied that her odd personality and sense of humor come from spending nearly a year alone in a city filled with nothing but empty buildings and stray zombies.
- More Dakka: Her weapon of choice is the machine gun.
- Motor Mouth: Especially given she hasn't had anyone to talk to in quite some time.
- Troll: She leads the group back to a building to collect some things, then loudly declares to unseen people that she's brought them back some horses. The group panics and prepares for an attack, believing they've been ambushed... and Princess starts cackling up a storm, having just been kidding. The others aren't amused. Also counts as Too Dumb to Live, since Michonne had explicitly said that she'd shoot her at the first sign of trouble.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She dyed her hair pink.
Here's Negan Survivors
Negan's Home Town
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Negan's wife from before the apocalypse whom he named his infamous baseball bat after. After being diagnosed with cancer she passes away in the hospital during the early days of the zombie apocalypse and is abandoned there as a walker when her husband can't bring himself to kill her.
- And Then John Was a Zombie: She passes away from her terminal disease and reanimates during the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Unfortunately, Negan can't bring himself to kill her and leaves her inside the hospital.
- The Lost Lenore: While most readers probably saw it coming a mile away her death is what breaks Negan and starts him down the path he takes.
- Small Role, Big Impact: She is the first casualty and dies right at the beginning of the book, but as Negan's wife her death carries huge ramifications for not just the rest of Here's Negan but the main series as well.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She is the first person to die.
A woman who Negan was seeing behind his wife's back. After being wracked with guilt over her cancer diagnosis he breaks off the relationship to be with Lucille.
A thirteen year old kid that Negan encounters at the hospital during the early days of the zombie apocalypse.
- Eaten Alive:He is tackled to the ground and devoured before Negan can save him.
- Must Not Die a Virgin: To add insult to injury he dies mere seconds after resolving to find the girl he had a crush on and protect her from the walkers in the hopes of getting laid after confessing to Negan that he was still a virgin.
- Surprisingly Sudden Death: He is abruptly pounced on and eaten by a walker while he and Negan were sharing a bonding moment while leaving the hospital.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies just a few minutes after meeting Negan.
A small group of survivors led by a man named Paul who met Negan when he decided to steal gas from them. After traveling together for a short time they all get eaten by walkers.
- Batter Up!: Paul himself carries a baseball bat. The same bat that would later become Lucille, in fact.
- Eaten Alive: The entire group save for Negan is wiped out when a small swarm of walkers surround them during the night.
- Failed a Spot Check: Which leads to their deaths. Even Negan calls them out on this.You pricks could have TOLD me that we were surrounded...
- Gutted Like a Fish: Happens to Paul himself.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: They barely last a few pages before getting eaten. The only one who even gets a name is Paul.
Negan's Travelling Companions
A middle aged couple, a young woman and a brother and sister who Negan joins up with on the road. None of them last very long.
- Dying Alone: The sister is left to die in the parking lot of a Walmart after revealing a bite wound.
- Eaten Alive: Happens to the first couple, the woman and the brother.
- Outliving One's Offspring: The couple apparently lost someone close to them named Annabelle, who is heavily implied to have been their teenage daughter.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: They only last a few panels each. Not pages, panels.
- Zombie Infectee: The sister is bit during the zombie attack at the Walmart. After revealing the bite Negan completely loses his cool and abandons the victim to their fate after giving them a "Reason You Suck" Speech.
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A man leading a group of survivors that encounter Dwight's group outside of a store and decide to join them. Soon after he and Negan get into a fight that leaves him as Lucille's first human victim.
- Big Bad: Of Here's Negan. He serves as the only real antagonist in the story and his death is what inspires Negan to create the Saviors.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: After getting into a fight with Negan he becomes Lucille's first victim and perishes in much the same way Glenn did... having his head pounded into mush.
- Eye Scream: During his fight with Negan he gets one of his eyes knocked out of his skull by Lucille.
- Knight of Cerebus: Up until his introduction the only threat to the survivors came from the walkers and their own stupidity. Not only is this guy the first human Negan has to fight and kill he is also an unrepentant rapist who views the women in his group as bartering tools and flies into a rage when Negan speaks out against it. His death also marks the point where Negan crosses the threshold into the mindset that would lead him to become what he is in the main comic. Here's Negan was by no means a ray of sunshine before, but his appearance is what firmly establishes the Humans Are Bastards mentality that the main comic has become known for and teaches Negan that the living can be even worse than the dead.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: He views the women in his group as utilities and offers Negan a night with Amber when he shows an interest in her. Negan is appalled by this and the two get into a fight.
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