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Characters first introduced at Alexandria from the television show The Walking Dead:

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     In General 

Alexandria Safe Zone

"Mercy for the lost. Vengeance for the plunderers."

A walled-off sanctuary raised up in a an upscale planned community on the suburban outskirts of Washington D.C. with its own solar grid, cisterns and eco-based sewage filtration with pricing starting at the U$D 800,000s. The U.S. military set it up as a supplied safe zone in the early days of the outbreak and left to face the swarms of undead but never returned.

Every member of the community is assigned a task to contribute to the community, including a group of supply runners, a construction crew that expands the community by installing new walls, and a team of two recruiters that observe survivors for several days before approaching them and offering them to 'audition' for sanctuary.


  • Action Survivors: The residents are not really that combat proficient sans Aaron, Aiden, and maybe Tobin and Eric before Rick and co. arrives.
  • Adults Are Useless: In the safe zone, several children sneak in and out of Alexandria and even go into buildings they're not allowed in. There are never any adults keeping an eye on the children.
  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: In "How It's Gotta Be", the Saviors attack Alexandria with numerous explosives in what Negan specifically dubs a "scorched Earth" assault. The Alexandrians are forced to flee underground into the sewers.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: They become this during the second battle of Alexandria.
  • Badass Crew: They eventually become this thanks to Rick inspiring them.
  • Born Lucky: It turns out that whole community has survived the zombie apocalypse for so long because the walkers that would've torn down the walls have been falling into a quarry just outside the safe zone. This all changes as soon as the Wolves and Walkers locate Alexandria.
  • Break the Haughty: In season 6, reality ensues for the town when walkers and human enemies assault it for the very first time, making the civilians finally endure the cruelness of the new world.
  • Broken Pedestal: They lose a lot of faith in Rick once he becomes dominated by Negan and stands by while the Saviors take whatever they want from their community.
  • Butt-Monkey: Once the Saviors arrive in town, everyone immediately gets bullied by their sadistic troops.
  • Celebrity Paradox: During the penultimate episode of Season 2, Rick mentions Senoia, Georgia, the city that stands in for Alexandria.
  • Dwindling Party: Aiden is Eaten Alive by walkers on a supply run gone wrong. Reg's throat is slashed by Pete using Michonne's katana. Pete is shot in the head by Rick. Carter is bitten in the face by a walker and stabbed in the head by Rick. A whole bunch of red shirts are slaughtered by the Wolves. Barnes is bitten in the throat by a walker and put down by Michonne. Sturgess flees and is eaten by walkers. An injured Annie is Devoured by the Horde. David is partially devoured before being put down by Glenn. Nicholas shoots himself in the head. Deanna is bitten and later put down by Spencer. Sam and Jessie are Eaten Alive. Ron is impaled by Michonne and his body is left to the walkers. Denise is shot through the eye with an arrow by Dwight. Spencer is gutted with a large knife by Negan and put down by Rick. Olivia is shot in the face by Arat. Several more are gunned down in battle with the Saviors, including Francine and Eric. Late in the war, Tobin and Bruce succumb to walker infection sustained due to the Saviors’ biological warfare. Seven and a half years later, Enid is decapitated by Alpha and her head is put on a pike to mark the Whisperers' territory.
  • The Exile: The punishment in Alexandria for anybody who becomes a threat to the community.
  • The Extremist Was Right: In "Conquer," they fully trust Rick after Pete has a Villainous Breakdown and kills Reg.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: So far the gate watchers have left their post twice, while passing on their duty to lock up the gate to civilians. Their failure to keep an eye on the walls causes a whole group of barbarians to infiltrate the safe zone and kill many civilians.
  • Mass "Oh, Crap!":
    • Have this reaction when Pete kills Reg.
    • They all have this reaction again when the Wolves break in and start slaughtering civilians.
    • Then again when the guard tower comes crashing down on the walls of the community, allowing a huge horde of walkers in.
  • Not Using the "Z" Word: They call zombies "roamers" before Rick's group shows up, and then they transition to "walkers."
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: Aaron tells Daryl in Season 5 that his and Eric's relationship has made them unpopular with several unseen members of Alexandria. Though it's unknown if there's similar sentiment towards Denise and Tara.
  • Puppet State: At the end of Season 6, the Saviors turn Alexandria into one. Negan kills one of them and declares that they work for him now, and will make them tributes of half their supplies.
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: Once encountering Rick's group for the first time, Rick immediately suspects them to be similar to Terminus or Woodbury, but Alexandria proves to just be an actual safe zone full of people who're blissfully ignorant to the outside world. One exception may be Pete.
  • Stepford Suburbia: Toyed with. Alexandria is not a dictatorship that eliminates other survivors to steal from them like Woodbury, a Cannibal Clan trap like Terminus, or a forced-labor camp like Grady Hospital. However, they are ill-prepared to face the zombie threat and leaders of supply-run team runs or the construction crew tend to abandon their injured or surrounded teammates to be devoured by the undead.
  • Skewed Priorities: Due to the placid lives they lead inside Alexandria, some of the residents seem to have forgotten about the undead threat lurking outside.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Rick is now teaching the entire community to prepare themselves for real threats. It pays off when they finally stand as one against the herd in "No Way Out" and wipe out a huge chunk of the herd.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: After the first attack on Alexandria, the citizens have lost a lot of morale, see no hope anymore, and some even act more antagonistic towards everyone else.
  • Training the Peaceful Villagers: Following Pete's death, Rick and the group begin training the Alexandrians to fight the undead.
  • Trash the Set: Alexandria was overrun by the Wolves, and later a horde of walkers, during the middle of Season 6. It's repaired during the two-month Time Skip. In mid-season 8, the Saviors violently bombard the town, forcing the survivors to flee to Hilltop.
  • We Have Become Complacent: The people of Alexandria seem to believe that their walls will always protect them from the outside world, be it from walkers or other humans. Rick and his group are shocked by how blase they are, immediately trying to find ways to train Alexandrians, fortify the walls, and scout surrounding areas for threats. This complacency leads to the Wolves' successful attack and a herd of walkers breaking through the walls.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • The whole town is in shock when Rick beats Pete in front of everyone and points a gun at the Alexandria civilians, giving them "The Reason You Suck" Speech.
    • The entire town questions Rick again when he gives into the Saviors and allows them to take whatever they want from their community.

Monroe Family

     Deanna 

Deanna Monroe

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"Dolor hic tibi proderit olim."note 
Portrayed By: Tovah Feldshuh

"You're skeptical. You have a right to be. But it's time to decide, if you're the one to do the deciding."

A former Congresswoman from Ohio, Deanna and her family were on their way back to their state to aid in the relief efforts during the early stages of the apocalypse, but were stopped by the military and left in the well-tended community of Alexandria. Deanna took leadership of the place and with the help of her family and other survivors either left there as well or who joined after, made the community a clean, safe place to live. Deanna personally welcomes Rick's group after determining they are good, strong people. However, she grows wary of them after they quickly become major leaders in the community, Gabriel's warning that they are going to take the place by force, and when a supply group returns to Alexandria minus her son Aiden.

After Rick has a major meltdown when she refuses to punish Dr. Pete Anderson for beating his wife, she holds a public forum on whether or not to kick out Rick. Despite heavily considering exiling Rick, she's proven wrong it becomes apparent that Alexandria's luck will not last when walkers invade the community and her husband Reg is killed by Pete. Deanna subsequently goes into mourning and puts Rick in de facto command of the town, throwing her complete support behind him. Deanna regains the will to live and gives Rick official command of the town, and dies shortly afterward in the invasion of Alexandria - but not before inspiring Rick and her people to have hope for the future again.


  • Action Survivor: She ends up goring a Walker with a broken bottle multiple times. She doesn't kill it (likely because she doesn't know to go for its head, which Rick ends up doing for her), but it proves that she's not entirely defenceless. In "Start to Finish" she finally proves herself to be a badass just before dying.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: In the comics, Douglas only lost Regina. Deanna ends up losing both her son Aiden and her husband Reg only a few days apart.
  • Adaptational Badass: When her counterpart Douglas made his final stand he accidentally lured more walkers into Alexandria with his gun and accidentally shoots another survivor. When Deanna makes her final stand, it was significantly more dignified and cooler.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Her comic counterpart Douglas was a pervert who frequently cheated on his wife and freely checked out other women in the safe zone. In the show, Deanna is Happily Married to Reg and never once thought about leaving him.
  • Adaptation Name Change: To accommodate the Gender Flip since her comic counterpart is the one who has the Monroe surname. Here, her maiden name is unknown prior to her marriage to Reg.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: She does not cheat on or flirt with the idea of cheating on her husband, unlike the comic Douglas with his wife Regina, and truly loves her husband beyond a purely political Sexless Marriage.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: A mild example. In the comics, Douglas was very agreeable toward Rick's group and never really seriously considered kicking them out. In this version Deanna is much more apprehensive about the new arrivals and comes dangerously close to evicting them in the finale, only changing her mind when Reg is killed by Pete and Spencer's carelessness allows walkers into the community.
  • And Starring: She's this for the "Also Starring" list during the first half of Season 6.
  • And Then Deanna Was a Zombie: Turned offscreen after the events of "Start to Finish" and comes back two episodes later as a walker, where she is put down by her son Spencer.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: Asks Rick how they should take care of Pete without spilling blood. She's on the receiving end too when Rick asks what would happen when Pete kills his family and causes problems in Alexandria. She herself dispenses one to Michonne in "Start to Finish" asking her what she genuinely wants for her future.
  • Big Good: As The Leader of Alexandria. Until she hands the position over to Rick in "Now".
  • Break the Haughty: Although she isn't a Jerkass, in "Conquer" she loses her husband and realizes that Rick was entirely correct about the safe zone a little too late. In "First Time Again", which takes place within literally a few days of the prior episode, she's become a broken shell of herself and is pretty much the leader in name only.
  • Brutal Honesty: Deanna isn't afraid to say what she thinks. She even thanks Glenn for punching out her son, acknowledging that he deserved it.
  • Celebrity Survivor: A minor example in that she was a congresswoman before the apocalypse.
  • Composite Character: She fills the role of Douglas Monroe from the comic, and also Alexander Davidson's role as the founder of Alexandria.
  • Cool Old Lady: Towards Rick and the rest of the group.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She makes several snarky comments, particularly after noting how she was assigning everyone jobs that would benefit the community.
    Deanna: Looks like the Communists won after all!
    • She has a rather understated reaction to realizing she's been bitten:
    Deanna: Well... shit.
  • Decomposite Character: Her role of causing Carl's Eye Scream in the comics was given to Ron Anderson.
  • Defiant to the End: After being bitten, Deanna refuses to go out like a coward. She instead kills as many walkers as she can despite knowing that it won't make a difference in the long run. The final shot we see of her alive is her letting out a victorious roar.
  • Demoted to Dragon: A heroic example. In Season 6, she realizes she is no longer fit to run Alexandria and hands the reins to Rick, and takes a supporting role to help plan the expansion of the community.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Deanna crosses this in the fifth season finale, when Reg is indirectly killed by her refusal to let Rick use lethal force within Alexandria.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: In "Start To Finish", she chooses not to take the easy way out and uses all six shots in her revolver to headshot as many walkers as possible before giving a war face. It may not make much of a difference in the grand scheme of things, but at least the group has six-less walkers behind them.
  • Gender Flip: She is the show version of Douglas Monroe from the comics. Likewise, Deanna's husband name is Reg, whereas Douglas' wife was Regina.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Once she realizes she is bitten, she faces her demise with remarkable grace, cracking jokes and giving some sage advice to Rick and Michonne. When she runs out of ammo for her Last Stand, she shows no fear and instead defiantly roars right before being taken by the horde of walkers.
  • Happily Married: To Reg.
  • Heroic BSoD: She starts losing hope after the death of her husband Reg and numerous tragedies striking Alexandria soon after, spending most of the time wandering the town with a dead-eyed broken expression and depressed that her beliefs and control on things have shattered. However, Rick breaks her out of it by telling her that she was right to be optimistic in these tragic times and offers to take leadership responsibilities to protect the town.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: With more emphasis on the heart of gold. She's blunt and disciplinary, but to be the leader this is necessary. Aside from that she's quite nice and reasonable.
  • Kick the Dog: After Aiden dies, Carol leaves a casserole and note on her door as condolences. Deanna ignores the casserole and burns the note in front of her family.
  • Killed Offscreen: The last time we see her alive she is screaming defiantly at the oncoming herd. She turns up zombified two episodes later and is put down by Spencer.
  • The Leader: Of Alexandria. One of her main duties is figuring out the best role to assign newcomers. She eventually passes on the role to Rick as she knows he is better suited for the task.
  • Living Lie Detector: She's very good at reading people and thus can usually tell when someone is lying.
  • Major Injury Underreaction: After finding out that she's bit, she simply says "Well, shit."
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: She's the tough leader of the community while her husband spends time befriending the people.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: In "Conquer" she finally realizes that her refusal to control Pete was a bad idea when he kills her husband.
  • Never Mess with Granny:
    • She is rather old and doesn't seem to be combat-proficient, but she still is able to run an entire community, isn't afraid to stand up to threats, and gets total respect from others.
    • Deanna gets bit early on in "Start To Finish" and at the very end, just as she's about to shoot herself, she hears walkers in the hall outside the room she's dying in and makes a face that just screams "Not MY Alexandria" and throws open the door. Deanna fearlessly takes her six-shot revolver and fires all six bullets, getting not one, not two, not three, but FOUR HEADSHOTS and possibly two more off-screen. The last we see of Deanna alive is her war face. She could have chosen an easy death, but she made sure that someday her pain would be useful to the group. All this as she's dying, liable to turn at any moment, and can barely stand on her own. GOD. DAMN.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Her actress stated that she based her portrayal of the character on Hillary Clinton.
  • Non-Action Guy: She isn't combat-proficient, although this is excusable considering that she's still the leader of the community. During the fight with the Wolves she stays on the sidelines, acknowledging that she'll only be a liability if she tries to help. However in "Now" she does go absolutely apeshit on a walker, showing that she's not completely useless. She officially breaks out of this in "Start to Finish", despite being bitten, and manages to headshot at least four walkers in a true Dying Moment of Awesome.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: The last we see of Deanna in "Start to Finish," she's just emptied out her gun and is about to be Devoured by the Horde. However, in "The Next World," not only has she reanimated, but there's hardly a scratch on her, possibly meaning she took out the remaining walkers in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Aiden dies on a supply run in "Spend."
  • Parents as People: She and Reg are decent, well-meaning people, but neither of their kids turned out very well.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure:
    • She is very welcoming to Rick and his group, recognizing all the valuable skills they bring to the community. She even thanks Glenn after he punches her son Aiden, being glad that someone finally tried to knock some sense into him.
    • Possibly subverted after "Spend": when Gabriel tells her that Rick and his friends are bad people who need to be kicked out of Alexandria, she doesn't disagree with him and says she has a "lot to think about". And in "Try", it's played with. Rick thinks her "no killing" policy is out of touch with the way the world works now and she will inevitably get her people killed if allowed to continue as leader. However, it's also very easy to sympathize with her view.
    • As of Season 6, she has come around and become completely agreeable to Rick's group, though this is largely because she's a broken woman in the aftermath of Aiden and Reg's deaths. Once she realizes that she is no longer fit to lead the community, she hands the reigns of leadership over to Rick.
  • Rule of Drama: How did a dying old woman not get scratched by the herd at all? So her son Spencer can have Character Development by coming to terms with being the last member of his family.
  • Sacrificial Lion: For the first half of Season 6. Her death finalizes Rick's taking control of Alexandria, the Atlanta group and Alexandrians becoming one, and her wisdom even in death helps Rick and the others regain hope for the future.
  • Sanity Slippage: Is becoming more and more unhinged in Season 6 as a result of the trauma and loss she now suddenly has to deal with. She manages to recover, but sadly dies soon after.
  • The Social Expert: Mentions herself that she's very skilled at reading people. And yet she couldn't see just how bad Pete was and how him being a doctor wasn't enough until it was too late.
  • Tranquil Fury: Her Last Stand in Alexandria produces from her the entire time only a Death Glare and nothing more, although her reactions near the end were somewhat Not So Stoic due to her body failing her thanks to the infection.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In her last episode.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: She's finally able to recover from her emotional struggles and begins planning the town's expansion.
  • Trauma Conga Line: She loses one of her sons and her husband just a few days apart.
  • True Companions: In the first half of Season 6 she's one of the few Alexandrians that Rick has accepted as part of his family (the others being Jessie, potentially her sons and Tobin).
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She isn't seen as a walker in "No Way Out", suggesting that she may have been eaten by the herd before reanimation. In "The Next World" she is revealed to have turned and somehow gotten outside the walls.
  • What the Hell, Hero?:
    • She is the most shocked at Rick lashing out at the people and taking the law into his own hands.
    • She's also disappointed in her own son Spencer after she catches him with stolen supplies.
  • Widow Woman: Pete kills Reg via Slashed Throat in the Season 5 finale.
  • Yes-Man: After the events of Season 5 leave her a broken woman, she becomes this for Rick in Season 6.
  • Zombie Infectee: In "Start to Finish", she reveals she was bitten fighting off a walker and turns offscreen.

     Reg 

Reg Monroe

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"Civilization starts when we stop running, when we live together and we stop sending people away, from the world and from each other."
Portrayed By: Steve Coulter

Reg Monroe: How is it that you called this extremely early morning meeting, yet I'm the one bringing breakfast?
Noah: 'Cause you're a good guy.
Reg Monroe: The evidence seems to go in that direction.

Deanna's husband, Reg was a professor of architecture. He used this knowledge to begin the construction of the wall around Alexandria. He emerges as a reasonable figure of authority in the community who's willing to hear out Rick and his group even when things start going to shit. However, his caring nature causes him to act at one of the worst times possible, as his attempt to pacify a deranged katana-wielding Pete gets his throat slashed, killing him.


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     Aiden 

Aiden Monroe

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"Look, I can be a hardass, and I know I'm a douchebag. But someone's got to call the ball around here, and that someone is me. If you are in this crew, you'll do exactly as I say."
Portrayed By: Daniel Bonjour

Deanna's son and head of scavenging for the community. Before the Zombie Apocalypse he was in the ROTC and was about to reach the rank of lieutenant. Pampered by his posh lifestyle even after the apocalypse, Aiden has little respect for Rick's group and lambastes them when they don't follow his dangerously foolish methods. He eventually comes to listen more to Glenn, but dies a horrible death during a scavenging run gone horribly wrong.


  • Canon Foreigner: In the comics, Spencer was the only child of the Monroe family. As of "Spend", he is too.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Gets impaled on several pieces of metal, and allows himself to be devoured by walkers to give Glenn and Noah the chance to escape. Not only that, the poor guy has the dubious honor of watching his innards be ripped out and eaten.
  • Devoured by the Horde: And he gets to watch it, too.
  • Dirty Coward: In his last moments, he admits to Glenn that his former supply run team died because he and Nicholas abandoned them.
  • Forced to Watch: He has a limited scope of vision in his final moments and gets front row seats to a horde of walkers frantically tearing out his insides and devouring them.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: While by no means a villain (more of a minor antagonist), he begins to come to respect Rick's people in "Spend." Naturally, this is his cue to do something rather stupid and suffer a damn horrific death for it.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He gets impaled on multiple pieces of metal after accidentally causing an explosion. It doesn't kill him, though; rather, it leaves him unable to do anything as a group of walkers completely devour him.
  • Jerkass: Something which even he admits very quickly. Aiden is very condescending towards Glenn, Tara, and Noah when taking them out on their "first" supply run, ordering them to do everything he says without question, including attempting to chain up a walker that had killed some members of the community which he and Nicholas liked to torture. He gets pissed when Glenn ends up killing it to save Tara, and is so much of jackass about the incident that Deanna thanks Glenn for punching him over it.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does love his family, and in the episode "Spend", he lightens up considerably to the group. He dies in the same episode, but his last action was to tell Glenn to let him get eaten so the others could get away.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Shooting a grenade on a walker's belt by mistake not only caused his own death, but started the chain reaction of events that led to Noah's death and gravely injured Tara.
  • Pet the Dog: Offered his sincere condolences to Noah after hearing that his dad was dead.
    Aiden: He didn't make it?...I'm sorry. I'm sorry a lot these days.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero: He uses "weigh each others' sacks" as a sexist euphemism for measuring bravery.
  • Redemption Equals Death: He takes a level in kindness and respect for Rick's people just as he dies.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Aiden is a prick but his brother Spencer seems to be a lot more polite and civil.
  • Smug Snake: He clearly likes to think of himself as the "tough leader" type, but is quickly shown to be an idiot and gets knocked down with one punch by Glenn.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Had he listened to Glenn and stop shooting the armored zombie he would of not shot the grenade causing an explosion that impales him on the forklift, rendering him unable to move as he is devoured by walkers.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He comes to respect Glenn and becomes more willing to listen to him after their first outing. Except when Glenn tells him not to shoot the undead soldier with a grenade, and he's too riled up to listen.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He clearly thinks very little of Glenn, Tara, and Noah when going out on a "training" run with them, and when he tries to punch Glenn he ducks easily and knocks Aiden down with one punch.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Aiden doesn't last too long, dying in his second appearance.

     Spencer 

Spencer Monroe

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"I deserve a reward."

Portrayed by: Austin Nichols

"Doing this will start us down the road where nothing matters. Where no one else matters. And we'll all look back at this moment right now as when we destroyed this place."

Deanna and Reg's other son. He sometimes takes shifts in the church tower outside of town as a lookout, a duty he begins to alternate with Sasha after her arrival at Alexandria. Following the death of his father and brother, Spencer begins to blame both Rick and his mother for his losses, and begins stealing supplies for himself, having lost hope. However, when Rick proves his loyalty to the town, Spencer is soon spurred into action and takes part in the battle of Alexandria. To his dismay, he learns his mother fell victim to the horde, leaving him as the last surviving member of his family. After putting down his reanimated mother, Spencer begins a casual relationship with Rosita, and develops some faith in Rick that is shattered when the Saviors overwhelm Alexandria shortly thereafter. He approaches Negan and asks him to kill Rick and install him as leader, but Negan is repulsed by Spencer's underhanded motive and kills him for his treachery.


  • Adaptational Badass: Takes a more active role in defending Alexandria than in the comics, albeit reluctantly.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Downplayed. Unlike his comic book counterpart, this version of Spencer was likable when first met, whereas his original character was always unlikable by people in and out of universe. The Spencer from the comics was a Dirty Coward who'd gladly abandon his family to the walkers in a millisecond. The show's version is clearly devastated about being the Sole Survivor of the Monroe Family and actually left outside of Alexandria to Mercy Kill Deanna. His dislike of Rick is also slightly altered since in the comics he hated Rick for being the leader of his community when he desired to be Alexandria's noble hero, but the show's version implies that he doesn't respect Rick anymore because he lost faith in his leadership and wants to resurrect Deanna's legacy of Monroe leadership. Also his death is taken a lot harsher by the Alexandrians despite his jerkass behavior, to the point where Rosita tries avenging him, whereas Comic!Spencer was originally an Asshole Victim.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He is blond in the comic but is brunette in the show.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: When Spencer gets Gutted Like a Fish in front of the whole town after trying to get on Negan's good side, all of Alexandria reacts in sheer horror at his brutal death and Rosita actually tries to avenge him by using her one bullet on the Savior leader. Even Rick, the man who Spencer plotted against, shows some sadness for him and provides a Mercy Kill on him.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Briefly turns into a zombie after his death, but Rick gives him a Mercy Kill.
  • Ascended Extra: Becomes a regular supporting character in the sixth season after a minor role in the fifth.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He's actually a Jerkass like his brother, just better at hiding it. The whole town sees him as a well-meaning, charismatic protector when in actuality, he's revealed to be a cynical, selfish jerkass.
  • Break the Haughty: Negan calls him out on what a fool he is in his "The Reason You Suck" Speech and ends up butchered by the Savior after he says he has no guts compared to Rick right in front of the whole town.
  • Calling the Old Woman Out: He tells off his mother for her misplaced optimism.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Implied; he tries to hit on Sasha almost immediately after meeting her, but she brushes him off very quickly. Later not long after Abraham and Rosita break up, he has sex with her to take her mind off things, and later is trying to chat her up and eventually gets her to half-heartedly agree to dinner.
  • Character Death: Is killed by Negan in the Season 7 midseason finale.
  • Les Collaborateurs: After the first offering, he comes to oppose any attempt to resist the Saviors and considers paying them tribute to be the post-apocalyptic equivalent of paying taxes.
  • The Coup: It's possible he was compliant in Carter's plan to take down Rick, as he was shown listening in on it. Though he immediately shifts the blame to Carter once Rick catches them during their meeting.
  • Cowardly Lion: Spencer is cowardly and cynical most of the time, but he still fights alongside his friends during the battle against the horde in "No Way Out".
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Negan decides to rip his intestines out after becoming disgusted by how he plots against Rick despite everything he's doing for Alexandria and leaves him to bleed to death on the street where he reanimates as a walker.
  • The Cynic: Behind his friendly demeanor lays a depressed jerkass with no hope for the town and only looking out for himself. He starts to grow out of this once he comes to terms with being the last of his family and developing some faith in Rick. Unfortunately, he slides right back into this trope in Season 7, blaming Rick for their situation with Negan and mocking the deaths of Abraham and Glenn.
  • A Death in the Limelight: The majority of season 7 provides Spencer a character arc about him trying to overpower Rick and become the great leader Alexandria needs so he can carry on Deanna's legacy, but sadly he dies getting killed trying to negotiate with Negan.
  • Death by Irony: His death almost mirrors his late brother Aiden's fate, by getting stabbed, having his guts ripped out, and left to suffer intense pain. He also dies in a mid-season finale like Deanna did.
  • Didn't Think This Through:
    • He planned to lure away the walkers surrounding Alexandria by climbing a grappling line without any help in order to get to a car. He almost gets killed for this, but Rick and Tara save him just in time as soon as this plan fails.
    • His attempt to forge an alliance with Negan also blows up in his face when the Savior leader kills him on a whim.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: After the events of the previous few episodes, Spencer decides to start drinking heavily in "Now."
  • Enemy Mine: Tries to make a deal with Negan on a diplomatic level, but it doesn't work out since he's killed by a disgusted Negan.
  • Expy: He's pretty much a grown up version of Ron Anderson, with his immature grudge against Rick Grimes, blaming him for his entire family's demise, and plotting to take him out.
  • Failed a Spot Check: In "Conquer", he completely misses the fact that Gabriel is totally unhinged and entrusts him to close the gate, which Gabriel fails to do which results in three walkers getting into the town.
  • Friendly Sniper: As one of the lookouts for Alexandria. He's not nearly as competent at it as Sasha, though.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No one in the group is particularly fond of Spencer, except for Deanna. Rick calls him "small and weak" to his face, and even Rosita (who has sex with him) doesn't care about him. Even the mild-mannered Father Gabriel puts him down by telling him he is a "tremendous shit" in an almost cheerful tone of voice. Possibly subverted when the town reacts in horror upon witnessing his brutal death.
  • The Generic Guy: In Season 5. He didn't get too much characterization besides being the "nice son" of his family. He becomes a more fleshed out character in Season 6.
  • Gutted Like a Fish: Courtesy of Negan, who discovers that Spencer does, in fact, have guts.
  • Hate Sink: After he Took a Level in Jerkass in Season 7, he's grown entirely unlikable that he's grown into The Friend Nobody Likes and even upsets the audience by complaining about how Rick failed to kill the Saviors even though he's never done much for his own safe zone.
  • Heroic Wannabe: He wants to be a great hero like Rick, but he doesn't have the skills or intelligence to back him up.
  • Hidden Depths: As revealed in "Sing Me A Song", he knows how to read Latin, having been taught it by his mother as a child.
  • Hypocrite: He admonishes the other Alexandrians for stealing rations after the Wolves attack, but then begins doing the exact same thing himself later on.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He truly desires to be an independent fighter in the zombie world, but he's not exactly competent at it just yet.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Negan stabs into his torso, then has him Gutted Like a Fish.
  • It's All About Me: Stole supplies from the town's storage for himself.
  • Jerkass: At first he appears to be the more polite brother compared to Aiden, but it soon becomes clear that he's a self-entitled dick.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: When Rosita chastises him for saying he intends to hand the supplies he has just gathered over to Negan, he replies that that's exactly what Rick ordered them to do. In general, he seems to be one of the few in the group actually trying to make the new situation work, despite how much he complains about it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His helping defend the town from the herd in "No Way Out" and his interaction with Michonne in "The Next World" show that he really does care for the safety of others. Unfortunately, he slips right back into his Jerkass demeanor in "Service", where he blames Rick for the situation they're in with Negan and taunts him about the deaths of Glenn and Abraham.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He calms down the town when they try consuming too many supplies when they lose hope for the future, but after he tells them off for stealing rations he steals them for himself. Claiming that he deserves it more.
  • Kick the Dog: In "Service", after Rick reminds him he's lucky his group showed up, Spencer coldly responds that Glenn and Abraham "must have been lucky, too".
  • Kill the Ones You Love: He's the one who puts out his reanimated mother.
  • The Lancer: To Gabriel when he's left in charge of Alexandria during "Last Day On Earth".
  • Leader Wannabe: He desires to become the leader of his community after Rick caved in to the Saviors, thinking that he'll be able to be a more qualified leader. This stems from the fact that his mother Deanna was previously Alexandria's great leader and Spencer hopes to continue her legacy of leadership.
  • Mercy Kill:
    • In "The Next World", it's shown that Spencer has been sneaking out of Alexandria to find his undead mother and put her to rest. Understanding what he wants to do, Carl purposely leads an undead Deanna through the forest and back to Spencer, who finally puts his mother down with the help of Michonne.
    • Ironically, Rick, the man Spencer grew a grudge against, provides him one too after he gets killed by Negan and turns into a walker.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • Shooting the Wolves' driver causes his corpse to land on the car horn, setting it off for a good minute and attracting a massive herd of walkers toward Alexandria. Admittedly, the only other option was letting them ram the gates of Alexandria.
    • Gets even worse when the tower the vehicle crashed into falls and destroys a section of the wall keeping the walkers out. Still better than letting them ram the gates down, but not by much.
    • His stealing of supplies nearly costs Olivia her life since he hid two guns from the community under his house, prompting the Saviors' wrath.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: After he loses faith in Rick and plans to convince Negan to help him kill him so he can take over as the leader, Negan kills him out of disgust, but it is his death that causes Rick to finally see that there is no way Alexandria can work with the Saviors peacefully, so he gears up for war to end Negan's reign once and for all after getting pissed off thanks to Spencer and Olivia's unnecessary fates.
  • Never My Fault: He takes absolutely no responsibility that he nearly caused the death of Olivia by stealing guns from the armory when Negan demands all guns on their list.
  • Non-Action Guy: Downplayed, but there. He's technically a sniper and does his best to help, but is largely ineffective in actual fights (such as the first battle with the Wolves) until "No Way Out", when he finally steps up and fights for his home.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • When Rick reveals that he found the gate open and that walkers had gotten inside, Spencer realizes that Father Gabriel failed to close the gate earlier when he asked him too and quickly rushes to make sure it is secure.
    • He also has a pretty clear one on his face when he realizes that his attempt to convince Negan to kill Rick and let him take over...isn't going the way he'd hoped.
  • Pretty Boy: Rosita points out that he's adorable in an awkward sort of way and informs him that he could attract anyone he wants.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Takes Eugene's place as the guy Rosita gets together with after Abraham dumps her, though it doesn't last too long, as she gets fed up with him in Season 7 and whatever chance they might have had of getting back together comes to a grinding halt with Spencer's death in the midseason finale.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Negan kills him for going behind Rick's back and trying to get Negan to kill him and put Spencer in charge.
  • Sex for Solace: Rosita sleeps with him presumably after he tried to cheer her up after her harsh break-up with Abraham.
  • Ship Sinking: Any chance he had to win Rosita over again ends with his death.
  • Ship Tease:
    • Rosita starts half-heartedly seeing him in "Twice As Far".
    • He also gains the attention of the Savior Laura, who checks him out and offers to bring him home with her.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: His character arc is mainly about how he desires to be a competent survivor like Rick and Rosita, but that ultimately fails when Negan cruelly murders him for his attempts.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He is far nicer and politer (at least at first) than his brother could ever hope to be.
  • Sole Survivor: The last surviving member of his family until he perishes in the mid-season finale of Season 7.
  • The Starscream: He kept a stash of guns with his stolen food back when Rick first took charge of Alexandria, and in "Service", implies to Rosita that he's considering overthrowing Rick again. In "Sing Me a Song", he says he could be a better leader than Rick. Finally, in "Hearts Still Beating" he asks Negan to kill Rick so that he can take charge of Alexandria.
  • Stupid Evil: Plans to take out Rick Grimes so he can replace him as the leader of Alexandria, even though Rick has still proven himself to be an intelligent, competent fighter who's killed more powerful foes.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: He's very confident that he'll be able to remove Rick from power and be the strong leader his community needs to deal with the Saviors. He dies trying to convince Negan to help him.
  • Token Evil Teammate: He starts to slip into this trope in "Service", where he constantly antagonizes Rick and makes it clear that he doesn't respect him as a leader.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Oh, there's Negan. I hear he's a complete psychopath. Kills people at the drop of a hat. Oh, Rick's not here. Let me walk on over there to Negan and explain to him that he's better off killing Rick and putting me in charge. He doesn't know me, but I'm a smooth talker. Hey, we're playing a friendly game of pool together and he's being really sympathetic and agreeing with everything I say. He's clearly a man who listens to reason. Knew this would be easy-peasy. Uhhh... What's this? He's saying Rick has guts? Wants to know why I'm trying to get him to do his dirty work? Wants to know why I just don't kill Rick myself and just take over? Now he's saying I...have...no...guts... I sure Didn't See That Coming.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Fights in the battle of Alexandria and kills numerous walkers, and is one of the first to join the battle. He also becomes a better scavenger in Season 7.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: He actually has (or had) the guts to say that he can be a better leader than Rick and plots to overthrow him so he can deal with the Saviors (a villainous presence he's never had a serious discussion with) all by himself.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: After the assault on Alexandria in "JSS". Takes another level in "Service", where he slips back into his Jerkass demeanor and takes it a step further by taunting Rick over the deaths of Abraham and Glenn.
  • Tragic Villain: He's grown an intense dislike of Rick for the fact that his family died once he showed up in Alexandria and how Rick's leadership eventually landed them in hot water with the Saviors, but he's also deluded himself into thinking that his idealized vision of bringing back hope in his town would work out in his favor.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Has lost his brother and his father just a few days apart. He loses his mother as well in Season 6, leaving him as the last living member of his family until he is eventually gutted and disemboweled by Negan.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite Rick saving Alexandria and helping it adapt to new threats, Spencer thanks him by plotting behind his back to throw our hero under the bus, stating how he could take care of all the community's problems himself.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He accidentally sets off a car horn in the Wolves' truck, causing a large part of a massive walker herd that Rick was leading away from Alexandria to turn back in its direction.
  • Villainous Friendship: Subverted. At first he and Negan are hitting it off pretty good when they start hanging out together, with the Savior even stating that Spencer could be his new best friend. It fails when Negan shows disgust towards Spencer's desire to have Rick killed and he guts him out of hate.

Anderson Family

     Jessie 

Jessie Anderson

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"You know, everyone's been through it somehow. Everyone."
Portrayed By: Alexandra Breckenridge

"I'm just saying... we all lost things but we got something back. It isn't enough but its something."

Pete's wife and mother of Ron and Sam. She was a hair stylist before the Zombie Apocalypse and now works in Alexandria's pantry. Though she initially comes off as a cheerful and pleasant woman, Rick and Carol soon realize that her husband Pete is a Domestic Abuser who has made her life a living hell.

Following the death of Pete at the end of Season 5, Jessie decides that she wants herself and her children to learn how to defend themselves against threats, all the while becoming even closer to Rick. Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work out, as both Ron and Sam become more mentally unstable; the former developing a murderous vendetta with the Grimes' and the latter losing his mind to fear. When walkers invade Alexandria, an escape plan goes awry when the coddled Sam is unable to face his fears, and succumbs to the horde. Overwhelmed with despair at watching her child die in front of her, Jessie does not resist when she is killed immediately afterward.


  • Action Girl: Becomes this during the fight with the Wolves when she brutally stabs one of them to death.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Jessie's hair was black in the comics but is blond in the show.
  • Adaptation Expansion: She is a far more prominent character than her comic counterpart.
  • Adaptation Personality Change: She's a lot cheerier and more assertive than her comic counterpart, though it's largely a facade so no one realizes she is the victim of Domestic Abuse.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the comics, Jessie couldn't defend herself, failed to protect her family, and died a rather embarrassing death while failing to save Ron from walkers. This version of Jessie is able to defend her family by killing one of the Wolves singlehandedly and intends to teach her family to prepare for fights against bigger enemies. While she does break down and it gets her killed, it's not in a fruitless attempt to save her son.
  • Adult Fear: During the Wolf invasion, she's unable to shelter Ron and she's got to defend her other son from the gang of invading barbarians. During the herd invasion, her mentally unstable children are forced to traverse the herd in extremely risky conditions and her youngest son soon succumbs to his fears. She then has to watch as the walkers tear Sam to pieces and even witnesses one walker rip a hunk of Sam off like a sandwich. She's so devastated that she doesn't even try to save herself.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Even after she dies her hand doesn't let go of Carl's. Rick is forced to chop it off to save Carl.
  • Broken Bird: Thanks to being abused by Pete. Like many real-life abuse victims, she's so broken that she has become dependent on Pete and initially rejects Rick's offers to help.
  • Butt-Monkey: She is constantly beaten and abused by her husband. What's worse, Deanna actually knows this is going on but can't do anything about it as Pete is the community's only surgeon. She then loses her son to walkers before immediately getting eaten herself.
  • Character Death: She dies when she shuts down after Sam is eaten, and is left to the walkers by a horrified Rick.
  • Composite Character: She gets Olivia's stylist job in the comics.
  • Designated Girl Fight: The Wolf she fights and kills in "JSS" just so happens to be one of the group's few women.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She completely shuts down in horror when Sam is killed and eaten, and makes no effort to save herself from the herd.
  • Devoured by the Horde: Her fate in "No Way Out" after watching walkers eat Sam.
  • Domestic Abuse: Carol realizes she's on the receiving end of this from Pete.
  • Driven to Suicide: It's subtly implied that she allowed the walkers to devour her after witnessing Sam's death.
  • Forced to Watch: She's forced to watch her youngest son get eaten alive and reduced to lunch meat in the teeth of the walker herd.
  • Kill the Cutie: Despite being Rick's cute new love interest, she's eaten by the herd in "No Way Out".
  • Mama Bear: Goes berserk defending her children in "JSS." Or, as Paul Bettany put it on The Talking Dead afterward...
    Paul: When you have a child, you find you're capable of incredible love and brutal murder.
  • Mauve Shirt: She has a role in the plot, but isn't the most developed character and dies a sudden death in "No Way Out".
  • Nice Girl: She's incredibly friendly to Rick immediately, even though he was still tense about being in Alexandria in the first place.
  • Only Sane Man: Comes off as the most normal and stable member of her family.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: She ever so briefly outlives poor Sam.
  • Parents as People: She may be a loving parent to her sons, but she makes her fair share of mistakes with them. She coddles Sam and allows him to mentally deteriorate without ever really helping him, and also fails to rein in the nasty grudge Ron begins carrying towards the Grimes family. Ultimately her inability to deal with the mental illness her sons suffer from brings about their deaths.
  • Romantic False Lead: The show builds her up as Rick's Second Love, but she tragically dies before their relationship can blossom.
  • Rousing Speech: Gives one to the Alexandrians in "Now", demonstrating how much she's adopted Rick's mentality.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Her death in "No Way Out" is one part of a watershed moment for Rick and the entire cast as it leads to them standing together once and for all in a great battle.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Her attempts to teach her children Sam and Ron how to endure the new world end up going nowhere since the entire family ends up dead.
  • Ship Tease: With Rick. They kiss at the end of "Now." Sadly, she dies a few episodes later.
  • Stepford Smiler: Her friendly demeanor in public hides the fact that her husband is abusing her.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Because of Ron's Age Lift. Her actress confirmed that she had Ron when she was in college.
  • Took a Level in Badass: As of Season 6, she's learning to defend herself. In "JSS", she kills one of the Wolves using a pair of scissors.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: After the Wolves attack Alexandria.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Is much colder towards everyone in Season 6. She does stay fairly kind though and it's implied she's trying to deal with the stress of everything that's happened.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She ends up on the end of this by her son, Ron, when he expresses his distaste of Rick for murdering Pete, which she tries to defend by saying Pete was dangerous but Ron replies that Rick, despite all his good intentions, is also just as if even not more dangerous. When questioned if she now made friends with the man who killed her husband, she sadly confirms this which breaks down her relationship with Ron.
  • Widow Woman: Rick kills Pete in the Season 5 finale with Deanna's permission.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Downplayed. She never technically cheats in the strictest sense. But her occassional flirting with Rick, even before the conflict arises between him and her husband, are so transparent that you get the feeling she did all of those flirting to blow off some steam to endure her husband's abuse.

     Pete 

Pete Anderson

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"Who the hell do you think you are?"
Portrayed By: Corey Brill

"You're not one of us! YOU'RE NOT ONE OF US!"

A skilled surgeon and doctor for Alexandria. He lives with his wife Jessie and sons Ron and Sam, and the state of his home life quickly draws the attention of Rick and Carol after their arrival in Alexandria. He engages in a brutal confrontation with Rick when Deanna refuses to punish him for beating his family, and is separated from them. Losing the last of his sanity, he tries to attack Rick at the town forum with Michonne's katana, but when he accidentally kills Reg, Deanna orders Rick to execute him. Pete's body is buried outside of Alexandria, and his death triggers the mental breakdowns of both of his sons and leads to grave ramifications for the Grimes family.


  • Abusive Parents: He beats Ron and Sam.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: His comic counterpart has a badly receding hairline.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He has black hair in the comics. Here, he has strawberry-blonde hair.
  • The Alcoholic: He's rarely, if ever, seen sober.
  • Ambiguously Evil: It takes two episodes after his introduction to reveal his bad side.
  • Arch-Enemy: Very quickly becomes this for Rick in the second half of Season 5. Rick finally kills him in the season finale.
  • Arc Villain: In the second half of Season 5. The mysterious group called "The Wolves" are the looming threat, but they never really take center stage in the season. Pete is the more direct enemy to Rick and causes most of the conflict in the last few episodes, alongside Nicholas and Father Gabriel.
  • Asshole Victim: Rick shoots him in the head on Deanna's orders after he murders Reg in full view of everyone.
  • Ax-Crazy: In "Conquer" he completely loses it and murders Reg with Michonne's katana when trying to kill Rick.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Gives a warm and friendly demeanor to Rick after giving him a Crazy Jealous Guy vibe in his first appearance.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How Rick kills him.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A dark example. Deanna knows that Pete is a wife beater but doesn't do anything about it, as he is the only surgeon in the community. Lives would have been lost without him, but even Deanna doesn't enjoy this state of affairs - and she pays for it dearly.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He makes a nasty snark about Jessie cutting Rick's hair, and when he's one on one with Rick he's very passive-agressive, and pats him in an unnecessarily rough fashion on the back as he leaves.
  • Dirty Coward: He's too scared to fight Carol when she threatens him and puts a knife to his neck.
  • Domestic Abuse: Carol figures out pretty quickly that he hits Jessie, and possibly Sam as well.
  • Dr. Jerk: He's a surgeon and is a shitty person.
  • Due to the Dead: Rick gets Deanna's permission to simply dump his body far away from the community, but this is ultimately subverted when Rick begrudgingly gives him a proper burial both to acquiesce Morgan and to try to earn Ron's trust.
  • Evil All Along: The people of Alexandria finally realize this in the end of "Conquer," when he murders Reg.
  • Evil Redhead: He has strawberry blonde hair and is revealed to be a shitty person.
  • False Friend: As you can tell by the other tropes, he is this in Alexandria. This doesn't become obvious until his talk with Rick.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Almost from the start, he puts on a friendly facade, but there's clearly something off about him and he leaves a bad taste in one's mouth. The fact that he's a domestic abuser helps, too.
  • Freudian Excuse: Word of God says that he secretly blames his wife and kids for "forcing him" into taking med school as he originally wanted to be an artist.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Pete is introduced to the audience, smoking alone in the dark, bitterly remarking that his wife cut Rick's hair. It's not much, but it casts a pretty sinister shadow on Pete's character early on.
  • Hate Sink: He is the most despicable member of Alexandria and the only one shown to have no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • It Runs in the Family: His sons inherit his mental instability bordering on outright insanity, though Jessie does little to help her children get through it either.
    • Sam is completely traumatized by Carol's threat and begins to completely shut down mentally. His final, complete shutdown leads to his own death and that of his family.
    • Ron inherits Pete's vengeful nature and hates Rick and Carl for his father's death, and Jessie doesn't devote much time to getting him to let go of his hate. Ron ultimately dies in a crazed, vengeful rampage as his father did.
  • Kick the Dog: He punches Jessie in full view of everyone when she tries to stop his fight with Rick. He later murders Reg in cold blood when he tries to defend Rick.
  • Madness Mantra: THIS IS MY HOUSE! THIS IS MY HOUSE! After his fight with Rick, the community makes him stay alone in one of the other empty houses away from his wife and children: he really starts losing it and just incoherently bellows "THIS ISN'T MY HOUSE! THIS ISN'T MY HOUSE!" while smashing up the furniture.
  • The Medic: It's the only reason why he was never exiled from Alexandria.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Tries to kill Rick in a desperate attempt to reclaim his wife.
  • Never My Fault: Blames Rick for convincing his family to leave him. It's probably not the fact that he's a Domestic Abuser. After he accidentally slices Reg's neck open, he keeps yelling "IT WAS HIM! IT WAS HIM!" (referring to Rick) despite having done it in front of the whole town.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Is on both the giving and receiving end of one in his fight with Rick.
  • One Steve Limit: With Pete Dolgen.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: He's by no means a sympthetic character, but his death (which Deanna ordered Rick to carry out) is the first sign of the changes to come in Alexandria.
  • Sanity Slippage: Flips out when Rick tries to help his family escape him. This quickly escalates into a brutal fight.
  • Token Evil Teammate: In his family, being a Domestic Abuser. He's also the most despicable person of Alexandria.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Completely loses his shit after Rick tells him to leave and fights him to a standstill with animalistic ferocity.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Hits his wife to assert himself.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Carol suspects that he beats his son Sam as well as his wife. It's confirmed in Season 6 that he's beaten Ron so badly that he can't even lift one of his arms.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Even with Adaptational Attractiveness on his side, Jessie is still considered out of his league.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: Even though he's not a fighter, and actually is a little bit overweight, he's able to match Rick's skill through sheer force. He only barely counts as this, as his reflexes are too slow for him to put up much of a fight against Glenn or Carol.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He snaps and tries to kill Rick one last time, only to kill Reg in a fit of rage.
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     Ron 

Ron Anderson

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Portrayed By: Austin Abrams

"Your dad's just gonna get more people killed. Cause that's what he does, that's who he is."

The eldest son of Pete and Jessie. His girlfriend is Enid. When his father is executed by Rick, he slowly begins to lose his mind out of grief and despair, despite having also been a victim of his father's abuse. He comes to desire to murder Rick for his actions, and ultimately centers most of his rage on Carl. After a few botched attempts at killing Carl, he ultimately loses his family to the walker herd during the walker invasion. Though he fails to kill either Grimes, he does succeed in destroying one of Carl's eyes, but is quickly slain by Michonne for his betrayal.


  • Adaptational Villainy: He's very antagonistic compared to his comic counterpart.
  • Age Lift: Similar to Carl, he's about 8-10 in the comics.
  • Arc Villain: He's the closest character to a main antagonist in the beginning of Season 6. However, he's mostly a villain to Carl's character arc.
  • Arch-Enemy: Towards Carl. He blames him for losing his father and his girlfriend.
  • Ascended Extra: Becomes a more substantial character in Season 6.
  • Asshole Victim: Nobody is going to miss him. It's telling that only a moment after realizing his betrayal, Rick accepts Ron's death with a satisfied look.
  • Avenging the Villain: He wants Rick dead for killing his father Pete.
  • Big-Bad Ensemble: Technically fits this role with the Alpha Wolf and walker herd in the first half of Season 6. In terms of threat level, however, he doesn't hold a candle to the other antagonists and is pretty pathetic.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He's such an incompetent villain that Carl doesn't even see him as a big threat and quickly brushes off his pathetic murder attempt.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Carl's not going to be easy enough to kill himself, but Ron was deranged enough to try to kill him while his father (a cannibal-hacking, throat-biting Papa Wolf if there ever was one) is in the other room. And then there's the matter of Carl's surrogate mother Michonne, who impales him with her katana for his final attempt to kill Rick.
  • Character Death: Killed by Michonne after attacking Rick in a vengeful craze in "No Way Out".
  • Composite Character: Takes Douglas Monroe's role in the comics of causing Carl's Eye Scream. His hatred of Rick and Carl are reminiscent of Brandon Rose, a Hilltop survivor that debuts later in the timeline.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Jealous of Carl's budding friendship with Enid.
  • Death Glare: Constantly delivers an angry grimace towards Carl. This is pretty much his default expression during Season 6, a spiteful, glazed glare that makes him look like he wants to throw up. Just about the only time it's not present is when he's trying to comfort Sam and get him to keep moving.
  • Decomposite Character: His Character Development in the comics was given to his younger brother Sam in the show. Even his comics death was given to him.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Goes cracker jacks when his entire family is Devoured by the Horde and attempts to kill Rick and Carl in a last ditch effort. Unfortunately for him, he dies by Michonne's sword.
  • Devoured by the Horde: His body is left to the walkers after Michonne kills him.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being an irredeemable asshole, he loves his family, even his abusive father Pete. His entire Sanity Slippage comes about because he's distraught over the loss of his father, genuinely believes he's protecting his mother by denouncing Rick, and you can see the love he has in his eyes as he tries to comfort his equally unstable little brother when they're surrounded by the herd.
  • Evil Counterpart: Eventually becomes this to Carl. Both their mothers found new love after their respective fathers' disappearance, both have younger siblings, and both have loyalty to their respective fathers despite their complicated relationship with them.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He's stolen ammunition for his gun from the safe zone supplies. In "Start to Finish", Ron directly tries to kill Carl and very nearly succeeds in "No Way Out".
  • False Friend: Had more sinister intentions in mind when seemingly making amends with Rick in "Now". He soon afterward tries to kill Carl.
  • Forced to Watch: Like his mother, he's forced to watch his little brother get torn to pieces by the herd. Then he has to watch his mother suffer the same fate.
  • The Generic Guy: In Season 5, he is mostly just the "extra son" in Pete's family. He gets more characterization in Season 6.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He's very jealous of Carl. As he blames all of his emotional problems on him.
  • Idiot Ball: Instead of taking shelter with Carl and Enid during the invasion of Alexandria, Ron chooses to hide by himself simply because he hates Carl.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Michonne does this to him with her katana to kill him.
  • In Name Only: Has little resemblance to his comic counterpart sans name. His younger brother Sam essentially fills that role.
  • It's Personal: He wants Carl dead because of his father's death and the loss of his girlfriend Enid.
  • Jerkass: In Season 6. At first it's understandable because he is lashing out in grief following the death of his father, but his behavior starts to become inexcusable and downright malicious as the season goes on.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: His refusal to let Carl run off to find Enid after Walkers have surrounded Alexandria is motivated by jealousy and spite rather than caring about Carl's life, but he makes a pretty valid point when he points out how stupid it is and that it could cost more lives when people would inevitably run after him.
  • Karmic Death: After trying to kill Carl and Rick for killing his own father (and also blaming them for the death of his mother), he's killed by Carl's surrogate mother.
  • Like Father, Like Son: He's become a Crazy Jealous Guy and an enemy towards the Grimes family exactly like his father. He's then killed by an honorary member of the Grimes family, Michonne, with the katana his father stole that ultimately led to his execution.
  • The Load: This guy can't do anything right.
  • Love Martyr: He loves Pete despite the abuse he caused on his family.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: His fight with Carl in "Start to Finish" draws the walkers to the house where they are hiding.
  • Not So Different: His petty rivalry with Carl and Ambiguously Evil personality mirrors his father Pete and his vendetta with Rick.
  • Pet the Dog: Genuinely tries to comfort Sam when he starts to get scared of the walkers.
  • Sanity Slippage: He becomes more and more deranged as Season 6 goes on, and like his younger brother, always has a glazed over look in his eyes.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When he tells Carl that his father Rick is an idiot who gets people killed, Carl immediately points out that his father Pete was a real monster who also got people killed.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Subverted. In the comics, he dies before his mother. Here, he outlived her and his brother (with the latter even taking his comics death) shortly before Michonne finished him off for good.
  • Stupid Evil: He attempts to kill Carl while in his garage with an army of walkers on the outside of their house and Rick inside the house. Later, he does actually try to kill Carl, while in a herd of walkers, with Michonne right there.
  • Teens Are Monsters: Probably the worst kid on the show even compared to Lizzie.
  • Thicker Than Water: Even though Pete abused him, he qualifies for this trope since he's upset that Rick tries to basically toss his father's corpse outside the walls of Alexandria. He even blames Carl as well, to the point where he refuses Carl's help when the Wolves are attacking and Carl proves himself to be more than capable of protecting him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: In the mid-season finale, his attempts to kill Carl accidentally lures zombies to his family's location, endangering everyone. After his mother and brother are Devoured by the Horde, he crosses the Despair Event Horizon and tries to kill Carl and Rick, right in front of Michonne. It ends as badly as you think.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Jessie is teaching him to defend himself, and he starts receiving gun training from Rick and Carl as well. Unfortunately, he decides to use these skills to take vengeance on Carl.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Throughout the first half of Season 6, we see how much he sinks from the previous Nice Guy he used to be.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He absolutely hates Rick for killing his father. He's much more colder and distant towards everyone as a result of the event.
  • Ungrateful Bastard:
    • When Carl saves his life from the Wolves, Ron tells him that he didn't need help and runs off instead of staying to help Carl and his girlfriend defend themselves.
    • Despite Rick and his mother doing everything they can to fortify their house from a walker attack, all he does is criticize Rick's attempts to save them and declare that they're all screwed.
  • Unknown Rival: Has a strong vendetta against the Grimeses, but both Rick and Carl had other things in mind. Carl finally figures it out when Ron tries to kill him, though Rick is still oblivious until "No Way Out".
  • You Killed My Father: The reason why he starts hating Rick.

     Sam 

Sam Anderson

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Portrayed By: Major Dodson

"You kill people...do you turn into one of the monsters?"

The youngest son of Pete and Jessie. When he discovers Carol stealing supplies, his first instinct is to tell his mom, but Carol refuses, and instead threatens to tie him to a tree far away from home and leave him for the walkers. Despite being traumatized by this threat, Sam nonetheless confides in Carol that his father is abusing their family, leading to Rick eventually executing Pete. Traumatized even further, Sam slowly grows more withdrawn and begins imagining a death at the walkers' hands. Ultimately, his worst fear comes true when he gets devoured during the herd invasion of Alexandria, after suffering a breakdown upon remembering Carol's threat.


  • Break the Cutie: When he stumbles on Carol hiding supplies and says he'll tell his mom, Carol scares him into silence by saying that if he does that she'll tie him to a tree and leave him to be eaten by walkers. He's not had a pleasant childhood to begin with, considering that Carol suspects that he's beaten by his father. Not to mention when he comes to Carol seeking advice, she simply tells him that he should accept his father beat him, suck it, up and move on before angrily telling him to go home, further worsening his condition. In Season 6, the constant trauma he has had to endure at such a young age starts to take a visible toll on his sanity. He suffers a complete mental breakdown when trying to camouflage with the herd, after remembering Carol's threat, and is killed.
  • Cannot Tell a Lie: He tells Carol that Jessie has taught him to never keep anything from her.
  • Character Death: Gets devoured when he freezes up and starts to whimper in the middle of the herd.
  • Children Are Innocent: He's young enough to be easily swayed when Carol bribes him with cookies. He also still tries to make friends with Carol, even though she's hostile towards him. This innocence is completely destroyed after watching his father fight Rick and his subsequent death. Finally, his innocence gets him killed because he ultimately can't handle seeing walkers.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Sam has the dubious honor of having the worst fate suffered by a child in the series so far. After losing his mind to fear thanks to Carol's threat, he's forced to face them and suffers a complete breakdown in the middle of the herd. Despite his dependance on his mother, she is unable to save him from his worst nightmare and he's grabbed and torn to pieces screaming for her.
  • Decomposite Character: Though Pete and Jessie only had Ron in the comics, he's the one receiving the story arc in the comics that his older brother is supposed to be receiving. He even received his comics death.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Has a complete breakdown after remembering Carol's threat at the worst possible moment and can't be convinced to keep moving. He's immediately eaten.
  • Devoured by the Horde: Carol threatens that she will cause this to happen if he rats her out. It tragically becomes a reality in "No Way Out" when after remembering Carol's threat, he freezes up and begins whimpering, and is then grabbed and devoured.
  • Facial Horror: The walkers munch into his head like an apple.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers several in "Start to Finish". It eventually culminates together in "No Way Out" when Sam can't handle being in the walker herd and starts to whimper for his mother, causing several walkers to descend upon and devour him.
  • In Name Only: Inverted. He's essentially his older brother's comicbook counterpart in all but name.
  • I Want My Mommy!: Of the Played for Drama kind. He lets out a horrifically heartbreaking one of these when he's slowly Eaten Alive by the herd. Jessie is unable to save him.
  • Kill the Cutie: Poor kid is devoured while screaming for his mother in "No Way Out".
  • The Load: Being a child and all, there's not much use he can really provide. Thanks to his Sanity Slippage he becomes a major problem for Rick when they're hiding from the herd. He ends up causing his own death as well as Jessie and Ron's.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: See Too Dumb to Live. Him freezing up in the middle of the herd causes a chain reaction that results in the death of himself, Jessie, and Ron, as well as Carl getting shot in the eye.
  • Reality Ensues: A little kid who's known nothing but safety his whole life (even with the trauma of an abusive father) is more than likely going to break down like Sam has when faced with the relentless horrors of a post-apocalyptic world. Sam's had to witness the threat of flesh-eating, undead monsters and gleefully murderous living monsters. It's more tragic than anything to see Sam panicking and crying for his mom when he's surrounded by the herd.
  • Sanity Slippage: He inherited his father's mental instability, for sure.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: He tells his mom that he can brave through the walker herd and work with Rick's group. He was wrong.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: When the walker herd breaks into Alexandria, he's shown staring off into space several times while everyone else is trying to fortify the house. Sam doesn't even turn the music off after his mother tells him to, seeming to have completely shut down. After remembering Carol's threat back in Season 5, he stares out across the herd. He breaks as a result and meets his end.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He didn't turn off the loud music in his bedroom being told to do so when their house rapidly became a hotspot of walker activity. After escaping the main herd, Sam is told by his mother to go with Gabriel and hide where he'll be safe. Despite this being the best thing one could do for Sam, he refuses to because he's afraid to leave his mother's side, even though everyone there is begging him to do so. Failure to do so results in him causing him, his mother, and his brother to die and causes Carl to lose an eye.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cookies. A remorseful Carol later leaves one at his grave.

Key Personnel

     Aaron 

Aaron

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"The more afraid they get, the more stupid they get. Fear shrinks the brain."
Portrayed By: Ross Marquand

"What we're doing is gonna keep people living. We get to do that, it doesn't matter what happens to us. But either your heart's beating, or it isn't. Your loved ones' hearts are beating, or they aren't."

Before the Zombie Apocalypse Aaron worked for a NGO organization. His good heart, people skills, and ability to recognize good people from bad led to him becoming Alexandria's chief recruiter, screening wandering survivors to see if they'll make worthy additions to the town. He is in a relationship with Eric, something that makes the two of them outcasts in Alexandria.

Aaron approaches Rick's large, powerful group during their trek to Washington, D.C., and offers them sanctuary. It takes quite a bit of effort on their part, but they ultimately see Aaron's benevolence and allow him to escort them back to town. Aaron is one of the group's closest friends during their transitional period, understanding their hesitation about their new home, and gives Daryl the job of fellow recruiter after Eric was injured during their initial meeting with the group.

In Season 6, Aaron discovers he was, unwittingly, the responsible party for the Wolf invasion of Alexandria. Horrified, Aaron begins striving to make amends, and is the first of the group to learn of Maggie's pregnancy. Aaron takes part in the subsequent battles against the walker herd and the Saviors, and pays the price when he is among the lineup at Negan's mercy. Despite surviving several more beatings and horrors under the Saviors' control, Aaron nevertheless steps up to become one of Rick's right-hand men in these desperate times.


  • Abusive Parents: Mentions that his mom was a "very confused woman" who forced him eat foods he did not like in an attempt to make him more "manly".
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His comic counterpart is blond but he's a brunette in the show.
  • Adaptation Expansion: Zigzagged since he's heavily Out of Focus in Season 6, but he does end up in the infamous Negan lineup in "Last Day On Earth", something his comic counterpart was lucky to avoid.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Gets a heavy amount of focus in "Now".
  • An Arm and a Leg: After getting trapped under a log pile and pulled out in "The Bridge," he ends up needing his injured arm amputated by Enid.
  • The Atoner: After inadvertently being responsible for the attack on Alexandria, Aaron strives to make amends by helping Maggie find Glenn, not wanting anyone else to die if he can help it, and later fully supports Rick's campaign against Negan.
  • Badass Beard: Grows one during Season 7 as he gradually grows more cynical following the arrival of the Saviors.
  • Badass Boast: Telling Rick that the only way to keep him from being with Eric is to shoot him.
  • Badass Gay: Fully capable of taking care of himself, noting that he has no clue how many walkers he has killed when questioned by Michonne and mentions having killed two people; he killed at least one more during the Wolves' attack in "JSS". When Rick runs out to take on the walker horde in "No Way Out", Aaron doesn't hesitate to follow him and slashes a violent and bloody path through it. He later takes part in the raid on the Savior compound and guts a Savior, and gets back up from a brutal beating with a joke in Season 7. To top this off in the first episode of Season 8 he ends up leading his own assault on a Savior compound.
  • Bash Brothers: He's been a combat partner to Rosita twice and they make quite the team.
  • Battle Couple: The standard plan is for Aaron and Eric to ride out in search for fellow survivors. Then if one gets in trouble the other rescues them. They also fight back-to-back against the walker horde in "No Way Out" and during the raid on Oceanside.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Isn't afraid to kill people if they pose a threat to him or his friends.
  • Breakout Character: Aaron quickly became a fan-favorite on the show, and after spending Season 6 Out of Focus, he becomes a major character in Season 7, having a lot more to do including becoming one of Rick's right-hand men, and also being a part of the infamous Negan lineup.
  • Break the Cutie: Despite being one of the only competent Alexandria survivors from the get-go, Aaron's still got one of the kindest hearts of the cast. However, he grows increasingly shaken by the brutality Alexandria begins to suffer from at the hands of the Wolves, the herd, and the Saviors.
  • The Confidant: He is the first person to be aware of Maggie's pregnancy at a time when she is uncertain if Glenn is alive.
  • Cure Your Gays: He told Rick that his mother attempted to force-feed him with food he doesn't like to be more "manly".
  • Does Not Like Spam: He didn't want to taste Judith's baby food, which made Rick distrust him. It wasn't poisoned, he just didn't like it because it was one of the foods that his mom force-fed him.
  • Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto Us: He says this almost word for word when he's gutting a Savior in "Not Tomorrow Yet".
  • Fish out of Water: Tells Daryl that he and Eric still struggle to fit in at Alexandria because of their relationship and experiences outside the walls.
  • Friend to All Children: Mentions that Rick's group including Judith is an important reason for him extending an invitation, as he considers their care for her a strong consideration of character. He then readily offers her food.
  • Good All Along: The group is highly suspicious of him when he is first introduced, but he soon proves to be one of the nicest and most good-hearted people on the show.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: Aaron is one of the nicest people on the show, but that doesn't make him naive or stupid. He's fully prepared to kill potential threats if he has to.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: His first boyfriend in the series is the redheaded Eric.
  • Heroic BSoD: When he realizes that it's all his fault the Wolves found Alexandria, Aaron is beyond devastated.
  • Honor Before Reason: Despite the fact that Alexandria needs all the fighters it can get as the risk of an assault from the Saviors is imminent, Aaron invites himself to the mission to get an ailing Maggie to Hilltop because he claims he owes her.
  • Iconic Sequel Character: Despite being a popular and prominent character, he does not appear in the series until late into Season 5.
  • Improvised Weapon: Kills a few walkers with one of his precious license plates.
  • The Lancer: Acts as one of Rick's right hand men in Season 7 with Rick's previous lieutenants all either missing, dead, or otherwise occupied.
  • Machete Mayhem: Carries a machete as his primary weapon for melee.
  • Made of Iron: Takes on a pretty serious beating from two muscle-bound Saviors and can still walk afterwards.
  • Mercy Kill: Gives one to Buttons the Horse after it is partially devoured by walkers.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Aaron discovers his backpack on one of the Wolves, with all the photos of Alexandria's layout inside. Realizing that it was all his fault that the Wolves located their safe zone, he suffers a Heroic BSoD.
  • My Greatest Failure: He blames himself for the Wolves attacking Alexandria.
  • Mythology Gag: Aaron enters the show in the exact costume and pose he used in his first comic appearance, similar to Abraham's group.
  • Nice Guy: He's pretty kind to the group, even after Rick treats him roughly.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: After losing his backpack on a scouting mission, it ends up in the hands of the Wolves. They take advantage of the photos of the safe zone's layout and attack innocent civilians. Aaron soon finds his bag and discovers that the attack on Alexandria was unwittingly caused by him.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: On the receiving end of a vicious one from the Saviors in "Hearts Still Beating".
  • Not So Stoic: Aaron is remarkably calm through interrogation and threats. When he is surrounded by walkers and/or Eric is in danger this slips though. He's also just as shaken and terrified as the others when he's on Negan's chopping block.
  • Odd Friendship: With Daryl.
  • Only Sane Man: He is the only Alexandrian who has been outside the walls long enough to realize how incredibly sheltered and naive his people are.
  • Out of Focus: Aaron doesn't appear that often in Season 6, despite having been made a regular for the season. He gets exactly one episode in the spotlight, and is mostly in the background if he appears at all. He returns to prominence in Season 7.
  • Parental Substitute: Since Season 8, he adopted a girl named Gracie whose biological father is a Savior that Rick killed.
  • Promotion to Opening Titles: In Season 8.
  • Sheep in Sheep's Clothing: Rick's group is very hostile to him, as they think his safe zone is like another Woodbury or Terminus. However, Aaron proves that he's not manipulating them and was Good All Along.
  • Straight Gay: He doesn't have any effeminate or stereotypical traits, unlike Eric.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Becomes even more badass when he proves himself in the battles of Alexandria and proves to be a worthy participant in the raid on the Saviors' compound in "Not Tomorrow Yet". Throughout the war, he's frequently on the front lines. He further ups his badass credentials when Jesus teaches him how to fight in Season 9.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: After Eric dies, and then again after his good friend Jesus is killed by a Whisperer.
  • Tranquil Fury: After witnessing the sudden and horrific death of Glenn, Aaron has a look of pure disgust and quiet rage on his face.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Losing his backpack on the Wolves' walker trap allows one of them to find Aaron's photos of Alexandria. The fallout of this causes many people in Alexandria to die when the Wolves attack, and later causes the wall to collapse, resulting in the deaths of several people such as Deanna and the rest of the Anderson family.

     Tobin 

Tobin

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"We have a system."
Portrayed by: Jason Douglas

The head of Alexandria's construction crew. He steps down from this position after realizing that Abraham is a better leader, although he retains a position of seniority within the community as one of its more capable and skilled survivors. Following the battle of Alexandria, Tobin strikes up a closer relationship with Carol, and it ultimately ensues in a brief relationship before she goes into exile.


  • Adaptational Badass: He is more of an active fighter here than in the comics.
  • Adaptational Curves: He is taller and more muscular than his comic counterpart.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: Had black hair in the comics.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: He's more quick on the uptake than his comic counterpart.
  • Adaptation Expansion: He has more scenes fleshing out his character than in the comics, and even a few minor subplots where he forms a friendship with Rick and a relationship with Carol.
  • A Death in the Limelight: In "Do Not Send Us Astray", he gets some closure regarding his relationship with Carol and the impact the war has had on him, and dies that very night of wounds sustained in battle.
  • Age Lift: Is much older than his comic counterpart.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Reanimates after being stabbed with a knife dipped in walker guts and goes on to kill quite a few survivors before being put down by Carol.
  • The Big Guy: He's one of the largest and strongest members of Alexandria, and even led the town's assortment of Big Guys through the construction crew before handing the position over to Abraham. After Abraham's death, he becomes one of the chief holders of this position for Alexandria alongside Rosita and Tara.
  • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: After being on the frontlines for most of the war and surviving several injuries, he ultimately dies when he is stabbed by a Savior with a knife coated in walker entrails.
  • The Coup: Is present when Carter explains his plot to take out Rick, though his level of compliance in the plan had it gone through is unknown since he shows absolute loyalty to Rick in his other scenes.
  • "Dear John" Letter: Receives a break-up letter from Carol.
  • Demoted to Extra: He does nothing in Season 7A, and never even speaks.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: His comic counterpart is devoured by walkers when they break through Alexandria's gates.
  • Graceful Loser: When he proves that he's not a capable leader, he accepts that Abraham is better at the position than he is and vouches for him to become the new construction head.
  • Mauve Shirt: Survives for quite some time before dying from wounds sustained in a skirmish at Hilltop in Season 8.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he realizes that Francine could have died a completely preventable death because of him.
  • Nice Guy: He's friendly in welcoming Carol to Alexandria. And despite nearly causing Francine's death by ordering the crew to not help her, he's not a bad person. When Abraham proves far more adept at leading the crew than him, he humbly hands over the reins.
  • No Man Left Behind: Averted; he tries to leave Francine to the walkers to follow Alexandria's rules, though not out of any malice of his own.
  • Odd Friendship: Begins forming a bond with Rick in "Heads Up."
  • Papa Wolf: He mentions in "Conquer" that he will happily support evicting Rick from Alexandria if it means protecting his family.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite Rick coming across as cruel to the community, Tobin begins helping him in his efforts to fortify the town and befriends him.
  • Quickly Demoted Leader: Steps down as The Leader of Alexandria's construction team upon seeing the fact that Abraham is better on the job.
  • Ship Tease: With Carol. He's very friendly when welcoming her to Alexandria in "Forget" and it escalates in "Not Tomorrow Yet" when they share a kiss and are lightly implied to have interacted several times before. They end up sleeping together, but soon afterward Carol leaves Alexandria.
  • Smarter Than You Look: At first, Tobin appears to be another cowardly, Too Dumb to Live Heroic Wannabe that heavily populated Alexandria. However, he seems to fully grasp that he isn't as strong as he seems and immediately begins taking advice from the stronger survivors and follows Rick's leadership without question. He even realizes that Carol is faking her innocence and becomes well-aware that she's more badass than she lets on.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: His comic counterpart was killed and eaten while defending a breach in the wall during the massive walker attack. Here, he survives the attack.
  • Took a Level in Badass: By Season 6, he has become much more brave and competent when it comes to dealing with walkers. In "No Way Out", he joins the main group's fight to take out the walker horde despite knowing he could die. In the mid-Season 7 finale, he has to be restrained by a Savior after he's one of the few willing to try to lash out after Olivia is killed, and later takes part in the raid on Oceanside despite previously being uncomfortable with the idea of participating in the attack on the satellite outpost. He also joins the firefight in the Season 7 finale and is on the frontlines throughout the war in Season 8.

     Denise 

Doctor Denise Cloyd

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"That's what's stupid, not coming out here, not facing my shit!"
Portrayed by: Merritt Wever

"I think I'm really trying to lower expectations here."

A psychiatrist, Denise becomes the new medic of Alexandria after taking over the infirmary following Pete's execution. Denise struggles to find a foothold in her new position, but ultimately succeeds after being taken hostage by the alpha wolf Owen. After Alexandria is saved, Denise enters a relationship with Tara and strikes up a friendship with Daryl. When Tara leaves for a supply run and tells her she loves her, Denise is unsure how to respond until an ill-fated supply run in which she is killed by Dwight. She dies unable to have told Tara that she loves her, leaves Alexandria without a medic, and proves that the Saviors are far from defeated.


  • Accidental Murder: Dwight continues to insist long after her death that he was trying to snipe Daryl with his crossbow but the kickback indirectly caused him to shoot Denise instead.
  • Adaptational Curves: Inverted. Denise's comic counterpart is slimmer.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: Revealed to be either a lesbian or bisexual when she kisses Tara in "Now", while her comic counterpart was only ever indicated to be interested in men.
  • Adaptational Wimp: Her comic counterpart was an experienced and knowledgeable medic, but this version is not very skilled (at first) and even fails to save her first patient. Fortunately, she gets better.
  • Angsty Surviving Twin: Her twin brother, Dennis, died early in the outbreak, causing Denise to go into Heroic BSoD and survive more or less by accident. She characterises him as brave and angry, as opposed to her own anxious personality.
  • Annoying Arrows: Averted. She dies from a headshot with an arrow.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Denise finally gets to go out in the open on a scavenging mission in order to become a battle competent survivor just like her friends Tara, Daryl, and Rosita. Unfortunately, her first time out is also her last since she's shot in the head with an arrow.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Gets shot by a crossbow no less.
  • Bury Your Gays: She's killed not long after Tara tells her she loves her.
  • Character Death: Is killed by Dwight towards the end of "Twice As Far".
  • Closest Thing We Got: She is actually a psychiatrist, but is forced into the role of medic after Pete dies as there is no one else in Alexandria with any sort of medical experience. Thankfully, Denise's medical school training gradually starts to come back and she becomes quite the effective surgeon in mid-Season 6.
  • Composite Character: She has some training but actively studies medicine so she be a better medic for the group, similar to Alice Warren, a Woodbury character from the comic who was Adapted Out. She also receives comic Abraham's death in "Twice as Far."
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially when she's nervous or agitated, which is often.
  • Death by Adaptation: Her comic counterpart died towards the end of the "All Out War" arc, which was well past this point in the timeline. She ends up receiving Abraham's death instead in order to start the beginning of Rick's casualties in the Savior War.
  • Death by Disfigurement: Dies with an arrow impaled to the back of her head through her right eye.
  • A Death in the Limelight: She receives more focus in the second half of Season 6 and is dead by the end of "Twice As Far", her most prominent episode.
  • Decomposite Character: Her own comic death goes to Connor in Fear the Walking Dead.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: Her comic counterpart is bitten by a zombified Holly and then put down by Michonne before reanimation.
  • Dies Wide Open: Her one good eye is still open after her death.
  • Distressed Damsel: Gets taken hostage by the Alpha Wolf when he breaks out of his cell.
  • Eye Scream: Dwight shoots an arrow through her eye from the back of her head, killing her.
  • Fake Guest Star: She gets the most screentime out of any of the new characters in Season 6, but is still listed as a recurring character. It makes sense considering she doesn't survive the season.
  • Heroic Wannabe: Denise finally tries to step up her combat skills by joining Daryl and Rosita out in the open. She almost improves her skills until she's abruptly killed.
  • Idiot Ball: Daryl and Rosita call her out on almost dying against a single walker just to find out what was inside of a cooler trapped in a locked car with it.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: Denise desires to become a true survivor like Daryl and Tara. Sadly, that dream never comes after her unfortunate demise.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Dwight shoots an arrow through her skull.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Dwight's arrow comes so suddenly that she still keeps talking for a little bit after the arrow goes through her skull.
  • Kill the Cutie: One of the nicest people on the show, she meets a tragic and senseless end in "Twice as Far" at the hands of Dwight.
  • Love Epiphany: In "Twice As Far," she eventually realizes her feelings for Tara and plans to finally tell her, only to suffer a headshot from an arrow before the end of the episode.
  • Mauve Shirt: She gets a hefty amount of character development, but dies without even living past her first season.
  • The Medic: Her new role is to take over as the medic of Alexandria. However, she's highly inexperienced and fails to save Holly's life during her first emergency surgery, though she eventually grows more skilled. Her death is a great blow to Alexandria as it leaves them without a doctor.
  • Moe Greene Special: Fatally shot by an arrow that pierces through her right eye.
  • Mythology Gag: She suffers Abraham's comic death.
  • Nice Girl: Treats everyone in her office with respect. She even sympathizes with Owen the Alpha Wolf and tries to help him.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Her desire to go on a supply run with Daryl and Rosita results in her death, leaving Alexandria without a medic. This causes the domino effect of events that ends with the group being captured by the Saviors, and Glenn and Abraham dying.
  • Nerves of Steel: Starts to develop these in "No Way Out", where she's shown standing up to the Alpha Wolf, ordering people around her ward, and performing emergency surgery like a true, full-fledged surgeon.
  • Nervous Wreck: According to her, she quit being a surgeon and moved to psychiatry because of this (and this is why Pete didn't want her as his assistant). She is very afraid of failing and has a momentary breakdown when she has to perform an emergency surgery on Holly, but ends up outgrowing this in "No Way Out" when she saves Carl's life.
  • Non-Action Guy: Her skills as a surgeon improve greatly but she's still hopeless in a fight, and is barely able to kill her first walker.
  • Odd Friendship: The shy medic befriends the Badass Pacifist Morgan and Hot-Blooded, Badass Biker Daryl.
  • Official Couple: With Tara starting in "The Next World", but ending with her death in "Twice as Far".
  • The Power of Love: Despite her low self-esteem in becoming physician and surgeon, she manages to save Scott's life thanks to Tara's repeated encouragement. She thanks Tara for it by kissing her.
  • Remember the New Guy?: She was around in Season 5 but did not appear until Season 6.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Her death serves as proof that the Saviors have not been vanquished and are very much alive.
  • Second Episode Introduction: Introduced in "JSS", the second episode of Season 6.
  • Secret Keeper: She starts secretly helping Morgan treat the Alpha Wolf imprisoned in Alexandria. This comes back to bite her when he takes advantage of her kind nature and captures her after breaking out.
  • Ship Tease: With Tara. They share a kiss together after comforting one another and have a Relationship Upgrade after the Time Skip in "The Next World."
  • Shrinking Violet: Not an overt example, but still very present. She's very timid around other people and is incredibly insecure about herself. Tara tries to help motivate her.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: Gets Killed Mid-Sentence during her heartwarming speech.
  • Theme Twin Naming: Dennis and Denise. She says her parents came up with it on a bender.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: One of the nicest characters on the show, she becomes Alexandria's first casualty at the hands of the Saviors.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She begins learning how to improve her medical skills, which end up saving Scott's life from a wound infection. When kidnapped by the Alpha Wolf, she stands up to him several times and even appears to be turning him around before Carol shoots him. And unlike earlier times, when Denise returns to the infirmary and sees an injured Carl being brought in, she immediately slips into doctor-mode and gives everyone orders to help prepare her ward for emergency surgery. She finally gains her first walker kill as well while joining Daryl and Rosita on a scavenging mission, but dies rather abruptly after this.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: After killing her first walker, she vomits onscreen.

     Olivia 

Olivia

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Portrayed By: Ann Mahoney

A woman who monitors Alexandria's supply building and armory. Before the Zombie Apocalypse she worked in a coffee shop. When the Saviors take over Alexandria, Negan forms an attraction to her and torments her for her weight until she is killed at random by Arat. Her senseless death more than anything convinces Rick that they must go to war against the Saviors.


  • Adaptational Badass: Unlike her comic counterpart, she actually fights when walkers overrun Alexandria.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She is a redhead in the comic but is brunette in the show.
  • A Death in the Limelight: While she was never the primary focus of any episode, she gets more screentime in Season 7A before being killed in the midseason finale.
  • Age Lift: From roughly her mid/late 20s in the comic to mid 30s here.
  • Ascended Extra: She gets more screentime in Season 7.
  • Badly Battered Babysitter: Is tasked with keeping Judith safe while Rick and Aaron are out scavenging for supplies, but Negan shows up and bullies her, makes her sit with him, and is shot dead by Arat to send a message to Alexandria for all her troubles.
  • Big Beautiful Woman: Negan seems to think so. He makes fun of her for being fat but then says he wouldn't mind having sex with her. And after she slaps him, he admits it just turns him on even more.
  • Big Eater: A lot of her conversations with pretty much everyone (especially Negan) revolve around food. She mentions how she had cured meat in her basement and hopes that somebody kills a boar soon so she could do so again. Negan keeps making cruel jokes about her weight and after she's dead, jokes that Rick doesn't have a big mouth to feed anymore.
  • Butt-Monkey: Isn't taken seriously by most of the Alexandrians, who walk right over her when they want to steal food from the pantry. Taken further in Season 7, where Negan repeatedly makes fun of her weight, threatens to kill her for a minor infraction, and randomly propositions her for sex when she breaks down crying after all of this.
  • Character Death: Gets killed by Arat to hammer it in how the Saviors still enjoy killing innocent people to strike terror in their slaves.
  • The Coup: Is shown listening to Carter's plan to take back the community from Rick, but it's likely she wouldn't have gone along with it as she does point out how bad of an idea it is.
  • Death by Adaptation: She dies long before her comic counterpart, who was decapitated by Alpha before the start of the Whisperer War, an event which doesn't happen in the show until near the end of Season 9.
  • Decomposite Character: She was a stylist in the comics. That role was given to Jessie.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Slaps Negan in the face when he comes onto her. This could have easily gotten her killed, but fortunately he just finds it amusing.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: As noted above, her comic counterpart is decapitated and has her head put on a pike by Alpha.
  • Extreme Doormat: When the town forces their way into the storage room, she doesn't even try to stop them from stealing rations.
  • Facial Horror: She was supposed to be killed via head shot, but the bullet hit her in the face.
  • Fat Girl: She is somewhat overweight, like her comic counterpart. Negan cruelly jokes about this to Rick, as he mocks the idea of an overweight woman being in charge of the food supplies.
  • Friend to All Children: She's willing to deal with Negan's rudeness just to make sure that Judith stays safe. She also fosters Enid.
  • Hidden Depths: She has the courage to slap Negan when he tries to talk her into having sex with him. This just turns him on even more.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Falls for Carol's housewife facade. Unlike Erin and Shelly, she lives long enough to realize her true nature.
  • Kill the Cutie: A sweet and innocent person who dies a tragic and meaningless death.
  • Mama Bear: She's very protective of Judith.
  • Motor Mouth: She's very talkative; Carol finds it annoying.
  • Nerves of Steel: She refuses to back down against Negan, even slapping him when he steps out of line with comments about her weight. He seems to find a respect for her, remarking that she wouldn't be the one he killed if he made the choice.
  • Nice Girl: She is friendly and sociable to everyone she meets.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Rick has her babysit Judith and she ends up getting a visit from Negan, who bullies her and bosses her around, and she's shot dead by Arat when Negan gets pissed off.
  • Non-Action Guy: She only handles the supplies of Alexandria, not protect it. Grows out of this in "No Way Out" when she actively fights against the walkers to protect Alexandria.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: She gets shot in the cheek by the Savior Arat in "Hearts Still Beating."
  • Reality Ensues: Her poor performance at rationing all the community's supplies lands her in hot water when Negan calls her out on not managing the weaponry better and nearly executes her for not providing him all the guns in her inventory.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Kind, demure, and wouldn't hurt a fly, but she also is strong enough emotionally to not only stand up to Negan's treatment of her, but also refuse to leave Judith's side when given the chance by Tara. Call Olivia whatever you'd like, but you cannot call her a coward.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: She's a secondary character who rarely fights, instead opting for behind the scenes work. However, her death, probably more than anything else that happens in the same period of time, finally wakes Rick up and riles him to fight against the Saviors.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Fortunately, a non-lethal example. When the Wolves invade the town, she hides in the storage closet instead of grabbing one of the weapons in the armory she's working in. Possibly justified, since she's a Non-Action Guy (at least until "No Way Out").
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: She was gentle, motherly, and caring to everyone. On a show like this, that doesn't get you far.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Surprisingly, she actually picks up a weapon and joins in on the fight against the walker herd in "No Way Out."
  • Ultimate Job Security: She is still Alexandria’s quartermaster despite the fact that, under her watch, items have been stolen repeatedly, she forgot to lock the door during the Wolf attack, and she did absolutely nothing to stop the pantry raid. This almost gets her killed by Negan in "Service," when several guns go missing yet again.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Has little characterization before she's killed off.

     Eric 

Eric Raleigh

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Portrayed By: Jordan Woods-Robinson

Aaron's boyfriend and fellow recruiter for Alexandria. After getting injured during the recruiting of Rick's group, Aaron decides he no longer wants him on the front lines and asks Daryl to take his place as fellow recruiter. Eric, however, ends up growing gradually more distressed with the danger Aaron keeps finding himself in, especially after the group comes into conflict with the Saviors.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His comic counterpart has dirty blond hair. He's a redhead in the show.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Suffers this fate in "Monsters", after bleeding out from a gunshot wound fired by one of the Saviors.
  • Badass Gay: Like Aaron, he's been venturing outside Alexandria on scouting trips for a long time and is quite capable of taking care of himself. When Rick's group is seen taking on the walker horde in "No Way Out", Eric races out to join them and helps slash a bloody path through it. And he does this while still recovering from a broken ankle, too.
  • Battle Couple: See Aaron's section.
  • Camp Gay: Downplayed. He's a bit more effeminate than Aaron, but otherwise lacks any "stereotypical gay traits".
  • Demoted to Extra: He wasn't a very major character in Season 5, but he's just an extra in Season 6, with only one line. He gets more screentime in Seasons 7 and 8.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: His comic counterpart dies via Boom, Headshot!.
  • Fish out of Water: Aaron mentions that neither he nor Eric fit in well at Alexandria due to their relationship and them also being some of the only people to regularly venture outside the walls.
  • Handicapped Badass: In "No Way Out", Eric joins Rick and everyone else in fighting back the walker horde while still suffering from a broken ankle. It doesn't slow him down one bit.
  • Killed Offscreen: His actual passing occurs offscreen, though obviously from the gunshot wound sustained in the previous episode.
  • Mythology Gag: He wears his comic counterpart's scarf.
  • Named by the Adaptation: In a way. His last name, which was never revealed in the comics, was stated to be "Raleigh" by the actor.
  • Nice Guy: Indulges his boyfriend's hobby of collecting license plates.
  • Odd Friendship: With Daryl, though not as much as Aaron.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: He makes it clear that he hates that Aaron has become a regular soldier on the front lines and doesn't want him to get hurt, especially after he's beaten up by some Saviors.
  • Romantic Interest: His relationship with Aaron is a big part of both of their characters.
  • Satellite Love Interest: He only serves as a Love Interest for Aaron and receives very little screen time and development of his own.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Despite being extremely hesitant about joining open combat against the Saviors, in late Season 7, he's rallied to help raid Oceanside and is an active participant in the war against the Saviors.

Supply Runners

     Nicholas 

Nicholas

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"You left them. We both did. That's who we are."
Portrayed By: Michael Traynor

A guard and scavenger for Alexandria. After a disastrous supply run ends with Aiden dead, Noah dead through Nicholas' cowardly actions, and Tara critically wounded, Nicholas becomes embroiled in a conflict with Glenn, who attempts to convince him to stay inside the walls in order to never get anyone killed again. Furious at being threatened and his cowardice potentially being exposed, Nicholas attempts to kill Glenn but fails, although Glenn spares his life. Realizing that his own fears and cowardice have caused many deaths, Nicholas resolves to become a better man and defender of Alexandria under Glenn's leadership. Though he does prove his mettle in several skirmishes, when he and Glenn are cornered by the herd with seemingly no way out, Nicholas commits suicide - but not before thanking Glenn for giving him another chance. Though his body knocks Glenn into the horde, it actually narrowly saves his life as the walkers instead eat his corpse, shielding Glenn from a horrible fate in death.


  • Accidental Hero: It turns out that his suicide actually saved Glenn's life. After his body accidentally falls on Glenn, the walkers assaulting them eat his corpse first, allowing Glenn time to crawl to safety while the walkers were distracted.
  • Adaptational Dye Job: Has brown hair in the comics.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: His comic book counterpart could be an asshole at times but he was also a badass family man and a loyal ally. Here, he's a Dirty Coward who will abandon his friends at the first sign of trouble and pin it on whoever witnessed his cowardice. He starts to get better, though.
  • Adaptational Wimp: If only because he's a Dirty Coward in this version.
  • Adapted Out: While the show does have a younger character named Mikey who appears briefly in Alexandria, there is no indication that he is Nicholas' son as in the comics. His comic counterpart's wife, Paula, is also completely absent.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Starts sobbing and pleading when Glenn has a gun to his head. Luckily for him, Glenn can't go through with it.
  • Arch-Enemy: Becomes one for Glenn after he gets Noah killed, but Glenn sparing Nicholas' life leads him to becoming very loyal to Glenn and determined to prove himself.
  • The Atoner: After his botched attempt to kill Glenn, Nicholas strives to redeem himself for his actions.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: He seems to have honestly deluded himself into believing that he is one of Alexandria's main protectors, judging by what he says during his confrontation with Glenn. Once Glenn nearly kills him, he finally admits that he's nowhere near the badass he thinks he is.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: When he first appears in "Remember", he doesn't seem too bad. He is kind of a dick to Rick's group but mostly comes off as just being loyal to Aiden. In "Spend", he's even shown joking around with the others during a supply run. However, as soon as shit hits the fan in that same episode, he proves himself to be a Dirty Coward who will abandon others to save himself.
  • Blatant Lies: He tries to convince Deanna that he heroically attempted to save Noah and Aiden, only to be stopped by the "dangerous" Glenn. In truth, he abandoned the two of them as soon as he got the chance.
  • Boom, Headshot!: How he kills himself.
  • Character Development: Goes from a Dirty Coward to The Atoner after befriending Glenn.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Beats Glenn in a fight by shooting him from a distance, aiming his blows at the gunshot wound and then leaving him for walkers.
  • Death by Adaptation: His comic counterpart lasted far longer and was killed in a completely different way.
  • A Death in the Limelight: "Thank You" heavily focuses on Nicholas' character and ultimately ends with him dying tragically.
  • Decomposite Character: His most major comic book storyline (plotting a coup against Rick) is given to Carter. His death by succumbing to the walker infection thanks to an attack from a Savior’s knife is given to Tobin.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After Glenn spares Nicholas when completely at his mercy, he becomes a loyal ally to him and seeks to improve himself.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Passes it in Thank You when faced with an inescapable scenario.
  • Devoured by the Horde: Unable to handle the amount of walkers, he shoots himself in the head and his body falls into the herd, taking Glenn along with him.
  • Dies Differently in Adaptation: His comic counterpart succumbs to an infection after being stabbed with a knife covered in walker guts.
  • Dirty Coward: On the run to find the power converters, his preferred action is to abandon the others at nearly any chance. Moreover, when he takes Glenn out into the woods to kill him he's full of bravado when he has the upper hand, but quickly turns into a sobbing, pathetic mess when Glenn attacks him. This breakdown seems to make him realize how wrong all his actions have been, and he begins stepping up to atone for his past cowardice. Sadly, he is never able to fully grow out of this trope, and ends up committing suicide when faced with a hopeless situation.
  • Driven to Suicide: He and Glenn are cornered atop a dumpster with hordes of walkers on both sides. Nicholas snaps and zones out for a moment before drawing his gun. Completely giving up, he shoots himself in the head, taking Glenn down with him.
  • Dying as Yourself: In his final moments he reverts to the scared human being he was in Season 5, showing that despite his best efforts to change he is not strong enough to survive in the harsh zombie infested world.
  • Famous Last Words: "Thank you."
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He hates Glenn for calling him out and proving to be a better man than him.
  • Hate Sink: Probably the second biggest douchebag in Alexandria after Pete, at least in Season 5. In Season 6, he goes through Character Development and becomes a much better person.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Glenn spares him.
  • Heel Realization: He tries to kill Glenn, but is defeated. Glenn not only shows him mercy, but saves his life and covers up Nicholas' actions. This seems to shame Nicholas into realizing what a prick he's been, spurring him on to be come The Atoner.
  • Heroic BSoD: In Thank You, Nicholas begins having PTSD upon returning to the town where he abandoned his original group. It eventually drives him to suicide after passing the Despair Event Horizon.
  • It's All About Me: Nicholas' top priority is keeping himself alive, and as poor Noah found out, he'll let his friends get killed while he runs. Once Glenn beats some humility into him, this goes away and he becomes a team player.
  • Jerkass: He's not as much of a dick to Glenn, Tara and Noah as Aiden, but it's still there. Then come his actions in "Spend" that solidify him being much worse than Aiden. He gets over this in "First Time Again".
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Although he is a HUGE asshole, he's not entirely wrong about telling Deanna that Rick's group doesn't fit in with the community. From what we've seen from Rick, Carol, and Sasha he is right about seeing Rick's group as a threat to the community.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In Season 5, Nicholas is an unrepentant jerk and Dirty Coward of the worst kind. But after Glenn spares his life, he realizes just how horrible of a person he is and tries his best to change, showing that deep down he is a good man.
  • Karma Houdini: Played with. He gets two VERY well-deserved beatdowns from Glenn (the latter one being particularly satisfying) but Glenn ultimately ends up sparing him and taking him back to Alexandria even though Nicholas had tried to kill him. He does die in Season 6 but it's by his own hand, and he had become more sympathetic by that point.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • When trapped in a life threatening situation with Glenn and Noah he willingly abandons the two to die to save his own skin and then tries to take the truck from Eugene so they can depart immediately. Noah suffers a Cruel and Unusual Death because of this.
    • In "Conquer," he tries to kill Glenn.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He's on the receiving end of this twice, both times from Glenn.
    • Glenn beats the shit out of him for leaving them behind which helped lead to Noah's death.
    • Happens again in "Conquer", when Glenn beats Nicholas to a pulp for trying to kill him, and puts a gun to his head. Nicholas was lucky to get out with his life.
  • Mercy Kill: A belated one, but he finds the zombified version of one of his former group members that he previously abandoned to the walkers and puts him out of his misery.
  • My Greatest Failure: In "Thank You", he returns to the town where he lost his first group that he abandoned to the walkers. He suffers a major Heroic BSoD while walking around the area.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
    • While he's hardly a "hero" at first, him panicking and running caused Noah to get killed.
    • In Thank You, after he shoots himself, his body falling accidentally causes Glenn to fall with it into the attacking walker crowd. Ironically, this ends up saving Glenn, as Nicholas' body lands on top, which allows Glenn to crawl to safety under a dumpster.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Is on the receiving end of a brutal one from Glenn in "Conquer".
  • Number Two: For Aiden on the supply run team. He starts to become one to Glenn until his death.
  • Reality Ensues: Although there have been many cases throughout the series of cowardly characters who Took a Level in Badass, Nicholas' suicide proves that for some people it is just impossible to change.
  • Redemption Equals Death: In Season 6, he begins taking steps to make up for what he did, only to die soon after, albeit by his own doing.
  • The Reveal: "Try" reveals that he was the one who stole the gun that Rick had hidden outside Alexandria. In the next episode, he uses it to incapacitate Glenn.
  • Screw This, I'm Out of Here!: He likely didn't check if Aiden was dead or not when he was impaled by metal, and abandons Glenn and Noah to save his own hide (which results in Noah's death). Then he tries to strong-arm Eugene into leaving; luckily, Eugene realizes pretty quickly that something's up, and Glenn is able to pummel Nicholas' ass before he gets the chance to go anywhere.
  • Smug Snake: He thinks he's one of the main protectors of Alexandria, but he is instead a Dirty Coward who will leave behind everyone to save his own ass. He also quickly flips over from cocky and smug to pathetically pleading for his life as soon as the tables turn out of his favor. He finally grows out of this after being nearly killed by Glenn.
  • Thousand-Yard Stare: He looks at nothing from a distance while suffering a Heroic BSoD.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In Season 6, he's fully capable of killing zombies with the team. Doesn't do him much good in that he gives up and shoots himself when he and Glenn are surrounded.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After Glenn spares his life, he begins to genuinely listen to him and stops running away from trouble.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He thinks he's better than Glenn. He finds out the hard way that he's not in "Conquer" when he tries to kill Glenn.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Despite Glenn saving his life after he left him for dead and caused Noah's death, Nicholas blames him for screwing up the mission and tries to convince Deanna to kick his group out. In "Conquer", he tries to kill Glenn despite the latter having spared him and kept to himself he abandoned Aiden caused Noah's death. However, when Glenn spares him, he turns around and becomes loyal to Glenn. His last words acknowledge this, thanking Glenn for giving him a second chance before committing suicide via Boom, Headshot!.

     Heath 

Heath

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Portrayed by: Corey Hawkins

"He's taking them all on, we need to go get him. We have to, this is it."

The leader of a scavenging team that has been a multi-week run, Heath and his team return to Alexandria the day after Pete's execution for the murder of Reg. Heath takes part in the walker mission, and is shocked by the horrors the group endures when the plan goes awry. Heath later musters up the courage to take on the walker herd, and later is partnered with Glenn for a raid on the Saviors. Shaken by having to take his first human lives, Heath departs for a lengthy run with Tara. Their supply run turns up little, and the two are separated from each other during a walker attack. Though Heath was last seen being surrounded by walkers, Tara later finds evidence that he may still be alive.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Inverted. He's introduced at a later point than his comic counterpart.
  • Advertised Extra: Despite being advertised as a major new character for the season (and being known to comic fans as a major character) he only appears in four out of sixteen episodes in Season 6. This is partially justified as Corey Hawkins was injured and had to take time off during filming of Season 6A, and was also cast in the 24 reboot.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has a dry sense of humor.
  • Decomposite Character: His comic book relationship with Denise is given to Tara in the show.
  • Demoted to Extra: He is much less prominent than his comic counterpart, and his relationship with Denise (which was his most important storyline in the comics) is given to Tara here. He is officially Put on a Bus in Season 7.
  • Dreadlock Warrior: Like his comic counterpart.
  • Gaining the Will to Kill: In "Not Tomorrow Yet" he and Glenn admit to each other that neither has ever killed a living person, and dread entering the Saviors' compound for fear that they may finally have to do so. Once arriving, they find themselves tasked with killing a couple of Saviors in their sleep. Glenn goes through with it, but Heath does not. However, Heath ends up being forced to kill anyway just a short while later when some more Saviors open fire on them.
  • Heroic BSoD: He is shaken pretty badly when he has to kill several Saviors, and two weeks later is still deeply remorseful.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Highly mistrustful of Rick's group at first, but he is still a good person who doesn't want to see his friends get killed.
  • The Leader: Of his scavenging team that consists of himself, Scott, and Annie. In "No Way Out", he's shown to be quick and effective when decisions need to be made, rallying others to join Rick and his group in saving Alexandria from the walker horde.
  • No Man Left Behind: Heath initially doesn't want to see any of his friends get left behind, even after Scott, Annie, and David are all injured, but he abandons this mindset after Michonne gives him a "The Reason You Suck" Speech. Scott still ends up making it home, but Annie and David don't.
  • Put on a Bus: He and Tara head out on a long supply run halfway through Season 6B and don't return by the end of the season. Presumably, a case of Real Life Writes the Plot: Tara had to be temporarily written out so that Alanna Masterson could take maternity leave, and selecting her companion might have been influenced by Corey Hawkins' injury during filming.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Ends up on the receiving end of an epic one from Michonne, with her pointing out that even though he is more battle-hardened then most of the Alexandrians he still is relatively sheltered and has not had to face true loss in the apocalypse.
  • Remember the New Guy?: In Season 6. Heath has always been living in Alexandria, but was on a scavenging mission when Rick's group arrived.
  • The Scrounger: His main role in Alexandria seems to be to lead teams of scavengers, collecting supplies for the community.
  • The Sixth Ranger: For the Alexandria storyline, as he is introduced at a later point than the other characters.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In "Swear", he is separated from Tara and isn't seen again before Tara returns to Alexandria, though she believes he is alive. The tire tracks he left behind suggests he did escape but no explanation is given yet to why he hasn't returned to Alexandria.
    • According to Angela Kang, Heath was traded by the Scavengers to the mysterious helicopter for supplies.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Calls out Michonne when he overhears Rick telling her to leave people behind if they slow her down.

     Scott 

Scott

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Portrayed by: Kenric Green

"Everybody stay calm, don't want anyone to get hurt; stay down, do what we say."

A member of Heath's scavenging team, and the only one to survive the herd mission besides Heath himself.


  • Adaptational Early Appearance: Inverted, as he is introduced at a later point in the story than his comic counterpart.
  • Badass Beard: Sports a beard and is combat-proficient from the get-go, unlike some of the other Alexandrians.
  • Bald of Awesome: He is bald and is a capable walker killer.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the comics, Scott was notable for being Heath's closest friend prior to the arrival of Rick's group. This doesn't appear to be the case in the show, where he is mainly just there.
  • I Will Only Slow You Down: After Sturgess accidentally shoots him in the leg, Scott believes he is going to be The Load and asks Heath to leave him behind. Heath refuses and they continue on. Unlike Annie, however, Scott survives.
  • Remember the New Guy?: He has been living in Alexandria the whole time, but was away on a scouting run in Season 5.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Though he suffers a leg injury and ends up in the infirmary like his comic counterpart, he manages to survive here with the help of Denise unlike in the comics where he eventually succumbed to his wounds.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He's on the frontlines when the group raids Oceanside for their guns, and later fully takes part in the war against the Saviors, which he manages to survive.

     Annie 

Annie

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Portrayed by: Beth Keener

Another member of Heath's team.


Construction Crew

     Francine 

Francine

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Portrayed by: Dahlia Legault

A member of the construction crew whose life is saved by Abraham during his first day on the crew.


  • Action Girl: Although she initially needs Abraham's help after falling out of the bulldozer's plow, once he hands her a rifle she starts to efficiently mow down walkers. Later, she punches Tobin, a man easily more than twice her size, in the face hard enough to stagger him.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: She is partially based off of Holly, who was a blonde in the comics.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Partially based off of Holly from the comics.
  • Character Death: She is killed by a shot to the chest during a firefight with the Saviors.
  • The Coup: Shown listening to Carter's conspiracy against Rick, though how much she agreed with it is unknown.
  • Decomposite Character: The Holly from the comics is an In Name Only character here. However, Francine only picks up the character's initial storyline and look, while Sasha is given her most important storylines.
  • The Smurfette Principle: The only known woman in the construction team.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She appreciates Carol giving her some cookies.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: After her first appearance she is mostly a background character, and dies early on in Season 8.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: A unspoken one to Tobin after she punches him in the face for failing to come and save her.

     Bruce 

Bruce

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Portrayed by: Ted Huckabee

Another member of the construction crew.


  • Adaptational Badass: His comic counterpart gets quickly killed before he can do anything badass, but here he fights alongside the group to save Alexandria and even manages to survive the event.
  • Adaptational Heroism: He gets to do a few heroic things in this version, while his comic counterpart didn't really have much of a personality at all.
  • Batter Up!: Uses a baseball bat as a weapon during "No Way Out".
  • Character Death: He dies offscreen in “Do Not Send Us Astray” when he realizes he has been poisoned by the Saviors’ biological warfare, and asks someone to put him down.
  • Driven to Suicide: Averted. He’s too afraid to kill himself once he learns he is dying, and tearfully asks someone to do it for him.
  • Nice Guy: Upon seeing Abraham and Francine fighting off the walkers, he breaks ranks with the rest of the construction crew and goes to help them instead of staying back as ordered.
  • Papa Wolf: He justifies trying to steal rations by saying he has a family he needs to feed.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: He ignores Tobin's orders to abandon Francine and goes to help her when he sees her and Abraham fighting walkers.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Survives the Alexandria walker herd.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: He stops caring about the well-being of others after the Wolves attack, though Spencer seems to bring him back to his senses.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: A mild example, but he becomes more antagonistic after the Wolves attack Alexandria and tries to steal food from the supply bin. Spencer manages to talk him out of it, and Bruce looks ashamed afterward.
  • Unusual Euphemism: Tells Abraham that he is going to "send a fax to Cleveland" when he goes to take a dump in the woods.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He spends most of his three seasons on the show as a background character before perishing in "Do Not Send Us Astray".

     Carter 

Carter

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Portrayed by: Ethan Embry

An Alexandrian citizen who is part of the construction crew who helped Reg design and build the town's walls, having been a contractor before the Zombie Apocalypse. He is opposed to Rick's growing leadership within the community.


  • Adaptation Expansion: In the comics, there was a Carter who lived at Alexandria prior to Rick's arrival and got killed due to Alexander Davidson's failed leadership.
  • Advertised Extra: Carter was hyped up to be a major character in Season 6, but he dies in the first episode he's introduced in.
  • Character Death: He's bitten in the face and put down by Rick.
  • Composite Character: In addition to being named after a Posthumous Character from the comics, he is given comic book Nicholas' most major storyline (plotting a coup against Rick).
  • The Coup: Plots one against Rick and his group, but Rick quickly puts a stop to it before it can go anywhere.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Right when he gets a good deal of characterization and screentime, he gets bitten by a walker and has to be put down by Rick.
  • Facial Horror: A walker bites off half of his face, forcing Rick to kill him when he won't stop screaming in agony.
  • Heel Face Doorslam: Just when he's about to reform and become a faithful ally to Rick, he gets killed.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: He does have the right to question Rick's forceful leadership since Rick did seemingly hijack control over the safe zone from Deanna, not to mention that his beef with Rick is largely thanks to the fact he pointed a gun in a violent rage at numerous citizens during Season 5.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a whiny asshole who tries to forcibly remove Rick from power, but it's clear that he does care about the safety of the community and does eventually come to respect Rick.
  • Mauve Shirt: Dies after having a major supporting role in his first episode.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's not the least bit capable of defending himself against walkers. Even when Rick tests his skills, Carter panics and complains that Rick was trying to kill him. His inability at combat eventually winds up killing him, when he gets killed by one zombie.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Comes to respect Rick and makes amends with him after plotting to kill him, only to die literally a minute after the fact.
  • Remember the New Guy?: He doesn't appear in Season 5, but, according to Scott Gimple, he "has been there the whole time, just quite busy.”
  • Sacrificial Lamb: The first casualty of Season 6.
  • Spanner in the Works: His screaming after having half of his face bitten off by a walker starts to derail the plan to move the herd away from Alexandria until Rick puts him down.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He's a Posthumous Character in the comics. It didn't take long for him to be one here too.
  • The Starscream: He questions Rick from the get-go, distrusting him after the whole holding the community at gunpoint debacle. He tries to rally support to assassinate Rick, but when he nearly kills Eugene after he overheard him, Rick quickly stops it right then and there.
  • Too Dumb to Live: He wanders ahead in a humongous forest by himself until a single walker jumps him from behind a tree. Instead of using his shotgun to defend himself, Carter screams in fear and tries pushing the zombie away. When the zombie bites off his face, Carter screams in constant pain and agony at the top of his lungs causing some trouble in the plan by luring more zombies towards him. After Rick gets to him and tells Carter to stay silent, he screams louder, forcing Rick to put him down. The trope is mentioned specifically by Rick as the reason he lets Carter live after thwarting his coup; he figures that Carter is too stupid and weak to survive much longer anyway, and he is correct.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He's the first casualty of the season, dying before the end of the sixth season premiere.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: The townspeople are shocked that Carter tries to execute Eugene when he listens in on his rebellion plot.

Other Alexandria Survivors

     Enid 

Enid

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"It's their world. We're just living in it."
Portrayed By: Katelyn Nacon

"Just Survive Somehow."

A teenage girl who joined Alexandria eight months before Rick's group arrived. Her boyfriend is Ron Anderson, though to his dismay, she begins to form a strong relationship with Carl. When the Wolves invade Alexandria, Enid leaves after helping Carl protect Judith, though she later encounters Glenn, who is able to talk her into returning to Alexandria. She forms a strong bond with Glenn and the pregnant Maggie, often looking out for them since they helped restore her faith in life.

After Glenn's death and the subjugation of the survivors at the hands of Negan and the Saviors, Enid moves to the Hilltop with Maggie and helps her assume control of the settlement and plot the rebellion against the Saviors. Following the war she is trained by Siddiq to become a doctor for the communities.


  • A Day in the Limelight: She receives a lot of focus in "JSS" as it details her backstory and motivations.
  • Action Girl: She fights on the front lines in the rebellion in Alexandria, and was trained in hand-to-hand combat by Rosita and Sasha prior to that.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: Enid is quiet, reserved, and responds to Carl's attempts at conversation by ignoring him. She warms up to him later on.
  • But Now I Must Go: Leaves Alexandria for parts unknown at the end of "JSS". Glenn convinces her to come back with him in "Heads Up". However, she does leave for good and moves into the Hilltop with Maggie and Sasha in "Go Getters."
  • Break the Cutie: Was Forced to Watch her parents be killed and eaten by walkers and spent a long period of time alone in the wilderness. Happens again when she finds out that Carl has died.
  • Canon Foreigner: She has no counterpart in the comics.
  • Character Death: Along with nine others, she is decapitated by Alpha in "The Calm Before" to mark the border into Whisperer territory.
  • Character Development: Goes from a cold, untrustworthy loner to a friendly, loyal member of the group who develops a relationship with Carl (and later Alden).
  • Composite Character: Takes Sophia's place as Glenn and Maggie's surrogate daughter and Carl's love interest.
  • The Cynic: She has very little hope for life in the new world, though she becomes more optimistic thanks to Glenn, Maggie and Carl.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her parents were eaten in front of her and she was forced to spend months alone in the forest before finding Alexandria. Because of this, she's convinced that Alexandria's size makes it indefensible and the naive community will inevitably fall to outside forces. She's proven wrong in the end, as Alexandria manages to survive attacks from both the Wolves and a massive walker herd.
  • Defiant to the End: As with the nine other victims of Alpha's massacre, she goes down fighting and is even seen killing one Whisperer and raising her knife to take on another before the group is overwhelmed.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She is initially very cold to Carl but warms up to him over time. Glenn also manages to convince her to come back to Alexandria after she abandons the place, and she ultimately drops her cold demeanor and helps him save Maggie.
  • Dude Magnet: She is originally dating Ron, but after his death, forms a relationship with Carl. After Carl dies, Henry is shown to have a Precocious Crush on her and she gets together with Alden. She also (disturbingly) gets the attention of a perverted Savior named [[{{Ephebophile David]].
  • I Work Alone: Puts up this facade when she leaves Alexandria, but Glenn convinces her to step out of it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although she's very harsh towards others, she still has a good side to her.
    • Nice Girl: By Season 7, she has developed a strong friendship with Maggie, has a relationship with Carl, and is genuinely heartbroken over Glenn's death. She briefly reclaims her cynical attitude after Carl dies, though she gets better. Come Season 9 and she's easily one of the friendliest characters on the show.
  • Little Miss Badass: Although she's only a teenager, she's fully capable of surviving in the zombie world by herself.
  • The Medic: She is trained in medicine by Siddiq during the eighteen month time-jump between Seasons 8 and 9. She manages to successfully amputate Aaron's crushed arm and save his life in "The Bridge", and later becomes the main doctor at Hilltop.
  • Official Couple: She officially calls Alden her boyfriend in "The Calm Before". Tragically, she's killed by Alpha that very same night.
  • Off with Her Head!: Alpha decapitates her and mounts her head on a pike.
  • Put on a Bus: She departs Alexandria after the Wolves retreat.
    • The Bus Came Back: Glenn gets a reluctant Enid to come back with him to Alexandria in "Heads Up".
  • Relationship Upgrade: She and Alden become a couple during the six-year Time Skip in Season 9. As Enid has yet to call Alden her boyfriend, it's implied to be fairly recent.
  • Sacrificial Lion: One of the casualties of the Whisperer border in Season 9.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tries pulling this off when the Wolves invade the safe zone, but Carl convinces her to stay in order to help him protect Judith. She ends up leaving anyway at the end of the episode, but is convinced into coming back by Glenn a couple episodes later.
  • Ship Tease: With Carl. They eventually share a kiss in "Go Getters" and are even seen holding hands in "Rock in the Road", implying they have become an item. Unfortunately, their relationship comes to a grinding halt with Carl's death in "Honor", leaving Enid devastated.
  • Straw Nihilist: She initially has no hope for a bright future in Alexandria, claiming that the entire world is dying and they should just give in to death. She's roused from this by Glenn, who tells her she must go on to honor her dead loved ones.
  • Survival Mantra: "JSS" — "Just Survive Somehow".
  • Too Happy to Live: Seven and a half years after losing Carl, she's found her place in the world as the doctor of Hilltop, as well as gained someone she can love and care for in Alden. Sadly, she's murdered by Alpha along with nine others to put a scare into the communities.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: After Carl's death, though she gets better following the end of the Savior War.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Loses her cold demeanor and starts to open up more as time goes on.
  • Tragic Keepsake: After Glenn's death she keeps the balloons they used to signal Maggie in "Heads Up" and also inherits Glenn's watch, formerly Hershel's, from Maggie in "Go Getters".
  • Weapon of Choice: A hunting knife that belonged to her now-dead mother.

     Barbara 

Barbara

Portrayed by: Mandi Christine Kerr

A young mother and resident of Alexandria.


     Kent 

Kent

Portrayed by: David Marshall Silverman

A resident of Alexandria.


  • Action Survivor: He's mostly just there until it comes time to fight the walker herd.
  • Bit Character: Has barely gotten any lines or character, but frequently appears in the background.
  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When a massive herd overruns Alexandria, he joins the fight and is seen killing many walkers.

     Anna 

Anna

Portrayed by: Vanessa Cloke

A resident of Alexandria.


  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
  • Nice Girl: Offers to take care of Judith while Gabriel and the others go out to deal with the walker herd.
  • Non Action Girl: Never joins the fighting as she takes care of Judith during the battle of Alexandria.
  • Token Religious Teammate: She is a Christian and is seen praying when the walkers invade Alexandria.

     Bob 

Bob Miller

Portrayed by: Curtis Jackson

An elderly resident of Alexandria.


  • Bit Character: He's a background extra from Seasons 5 through 8.
  • Character Death: He is last seen in "Do Not Send Us Astray" but survives the war with the Saviors. However, he dies of natural causes soon after during the year-and-a-half Time Skip.
  • Token Religious Teammate: He takes part in Gabriel's prayer circle and is later seen praying in the church when the walkers invade Alexandria.
  • Widower Man: His wife Natalie is Killed Offscreen by the Wolves in "JSS."

     Erin 

Erin

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Portrayed by: Tiffany Morgan

An Alexandria resident who is friends with Carol.


     Shelly 

Shelly Neudermeyer

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Portrayed by: Susie Spear Purcell

A resident of Alexandria who is friends with Erin and Carol.


  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
  • Death by Irony: Carol advises her to start smoking outside, because smoking is dangerous. The first time she does, she is killed by one of the Wolves.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: After getting a lot of jokes surrounding her, she gets randomly killed by one of the Wolves in a surprise attack.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Never sees Carol as anything other than the ditzy housewife she pretends to be.
  • Motor Mouth: Spencer mentions that she likes to go on long tangents about her pasta maker.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: Despite being one of the most talked about civilians in Alexandria in Season 5, she gets killed with no warning in the second episode of Season 6.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: She is murdered by one of the Wolves out of nowhere.

     Mikey 

Mikey

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Portrayed By: Elijah Marcano

A teenage boy living in Alexandria.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Blond in the comics, brunet in the show.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In the comics, Mikey was introduced when he got into a fight with Carl, although they do eventually become friends. This version of Mikey is nice to Carl from the start and becomes friends with him.
  • Age Lift: The same age as Carl in the comics, and on the show, which is to say he's been aged up to his mid-teens.
  • Death by Adaptation: He's possibly Killed Offscreen. He's is still alive and well in the comics.
  • Demoted to Extra: His comic counterpart is one of the longest-surviving supporting characters who becomes one of Carl's close friends in Alexandria, while here he disappears after two episodes and is apparently Killed Offscreen without much characterization.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Regardless when he's Killed Offscreen, Carl never seems to remember him.
  • Killed Offscreen: He's never seen and seemingly forgotten after only appearing for two episodes. So, it's very likely that he's killed off-screen by the Wolves or Saviors.
  • Nice Guy: Immediately offers to play video games with Carl upon first meeting him.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Mikey is possibly a nickname for "Michael", but there's a character named Michael in Alexandria, which is portrayed by different actor, so he's not the same character with Mikey.
  • Unrelated in the Adaptation: His comic counterpart's father is Nicholas, but there is no indication of this in the show.

     David 

David

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Portrayed by: Jay Huguley

An Alexandria resident who lives in the Safe-Zone with his wife, Betsy. He is one of the residents who goes along with Rick's plan to get the walkers out of the quarry.


  • Adaptation Expansion: There is an Alexandrian named David in the comics, but he is The Ghost and only gets mentioned briefly in one issue.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Glenn finds his zombified self exactly where David had perished. Somehow, the zombies didn't devour David entirely.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: As if being a Zombie Infectee wasn't bad enough, he ends up getting Devoured by the Horde slowly while crushed up against a fence screaming in pain as his friends watch in horror. Made all the more worse when his friends don't mercy kill him.
  • Devoured by the Horde: His final fate when he gets stuck on the other side of a fence with a herd of walkers.
  • Eye Scream: When Glenn finds his zombified body, we see that his right eye has been ripped out.
  • Face Death with Dignity: He knows exactly what is going to happen to him after getting bitten, and tries to last as long as he can before the infection takes over.
  • Happily Married: To his wife Betsy, who he didn't meet until after he joined Alexandria.
  • Hero of Another Story: His backstory is substantial enough that one feels he could have been the protagonist on another show.
  • Mercy Kill: Glenn finds his half-devoured zombified body against the gate and puts him down.
  • Mauve Shirt: Gets a good amount of characterization in his second episode and is dead by the end of it.
  • Nice Guy: One of the more kind and stable Alexandrians.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares a name with both the Red Shirt Prison newcomer from Season 4 who was killed by Carol and an Ephebophile member of the Saviors.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: All he wanted to do after getting bitten was to make it home to Alexandria to say goodbye to his wife. He gets eaten before he can do that, and to make matters worse the farewell note he left her is lost as he is devoured.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed in his second appearance.
  • Zombie Infectee: He gets bitten in "Thank You", but sticks around for most of the episode until he gets eaten.

     Sturgess 

Sturgess

Portrayed by: Jonathan Kleitman

A resident of Alexandria who participates in Rick's plan to get the walkers out of the quarry.


  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
  • Devoured by the Horde: The group finds his partially eaten body soon after he flees into the woods.
  • Dirty Coward: He panics during a confrontation with walkers and runs into the woods after accidentally shooting Scott.
  • The Eeyore: All of his lines consist of him worrying about how all of Alexandria could be destroyed by the time his group will be able to make it back.
  • Killed Offscreen: He was Devoured by the Horde offscreen and by the time his group finds the walkers chowing down on him, he's already dead.
  • Nice Hat: He wears a gardening hat. The group stumbling upon it once they've reached the town lets them know that the walkers got ahold of him.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Accidentally shoots Scott in the leg while recklessly firing his gun. In fact, if Sturgess hadn't panicked the whole group would have likely gotten back safely.
  • Red Shirt: Is only onscreen for a few minutes before dying.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Runs off after freaking out during a brief fight with walkers.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After walkers ambush the group, he panics and runs away on his own through the forest. The group soon finds what's left of him being devoured by walkers.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Had he not have panicked and accidentally shot Scott, the whole group would've had a higher chance of getting back safely.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed almost immediately after his introduction.

     Barnes 

Barnes

Portrayed by: Justin Miles

An Alexandria resident who accompanies the group on the quarry mission, and is dissatisfied with Rick's leadership.


  • Adaptation Expansion: Barnes is a Posthumous Character in the comics, having been killed prior to Rick's arrival because of Tobin's poor leadership.
  • Death by Irony: Seconds after complaining that Rick is going to get the group killed, he gets his throat ripped out by a walker.
  • Jerkass: In his short amount of screentime he comes off as a whiny prick.
  • Mercy Kill: After getting his throat ripped out by a walker, Michonne stabs him through the head to end his suffering.
  • Red Shirt: Killed immediately after getting his first scene with dialogue.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: He's a Posthumous Character in the comics. It didn't take long for him to be one here too.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After arguing about Rick dooming the group, he decides to walk off in the forest by himself. Which he gets killed for, after walking a few feet away from the team and getting ambushed by a single zombie.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Killed after his first prominent scene.

     Holly 

Holly

Portrayed by: Laura Beamer

A resident of Alexandria.


  • Adaptational Wimp: Her comicbook counterpart is a capable Action Girl, here she gets cut down by the Wolves without much of a fight.
  • Death by Adaptation: Finally makes an appearance in "JSS," only to be cut down by a Wolf and bleed to death long before her comic counterpart.
  • Decomposite Character: Her character arcs in the comics were distributed to both Francine and Sasha. Her introductory role as the member of the construction crew who gets saved by Abraham goes to Canon Foreigner Francine. But everything else, from being the woman whom Abraham leaves Rosita for right down to her Character Death, was given to Sasha.
  • Demoted to Extra: Her comic counterpart is a major supporting character, but all of her storylines are given to Francine and Sasha in the show. This version of Holly only appears briefly in one episode before dying without even speaking.
  • The Ghost: Is mentioned a number of times but does not make an appearance until "JSS", at which point she is promptly killed.
  • Ship Tease: With Noah, despite the two of them never appearing on screen in the same season.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Is introduced and killed in "JSS" without even getting a line.

     Davidson 

Davidson

A man who joined Alexandria along with his two companions, but was exiled by Deanna after they failed to live by the rules.


  • Adaptation Origin Connection: Inverted. In the comics, he was the one who founded Alexandria. On the show, he was a recruit who ended up not working out.
  • And Then John Was a Zombie: After being exiled, he and his partners apparently tried to break back into Alexandria through the sewers, but they died down there and wound up reanimating.
  • Composite Character: Davidson and his two companions, whose deaths are caused by Deanna exiling them, fill the roles of Alexander Davidson, who was banished by Douglas Monroe, and the two men Douglas killed prior to arriving at the Safe-Zone in the comic.
  • Dead All Along: It's revealed on Talking Dead that he and his partners are the heavily decomposed walkers in the sewer underneath Alexandria in "Now," presumably having tried to break back in after being exiled.
  • Decomposite Character: His role as the founder of Alexandria goes to Deanna Monroe on the show, and being the builder of the walls goes to Reg Monroe.
  • The Exile: He and his two companions are the only people Deanna ever banished from Alexandria.
  • My Greatest Failure: The circumstances surrounding his recruitment, time in Alexandria, and subsequent exile are embarrassing to all involved, particularly Deanna and Aaron.
  • Posthumous Character: He's dead before the first time he's mentioned.
  • Two Guys and a Girl: He came to Alexandria and later left with another man and a woman.

     Dante 

Dante

Portrayed By: Juan Javier Cardenas

Siddiq's medical assistant and an Iraq war veteran.


  • Combat Medic: He reveals to Siddiq that he served as a field medic in Iraq, but doesn't like talking about it unless he has to.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He's quick with a witty remark, though not always at the most appropriate time.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Subverted, as he mentions joining Alexandria during the Time Skip between Seasons 9 and 10, and is somewhat unfamiliar with the communities' conflict with the Whisperers.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: He returned from Iraq with PTSD and quickly recognizes Siddiq displaying the same symptoms from his time with the Whisperers.

     Brandon 

Brandon

Portrayed By: Blaine Kern III

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