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Former Saviors

After losing the war and the collapse of the Sanctuary, many of the reformed Saviors were welcomed into other communities.

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Former Saviors at Hilltop


"Living sounds good to me.."

Portrayed By: Callan McAuliffe

Voiced By: Juan Antonio García Sainz de la Maza (Spanish dub), Katsuya Fukunishi (Japanese dub), Florian Hoffmann (German dub), Nicolas Dussaut (French dub), Flavio Aquilone (Italian dub), Jan Nedvěd (Czech dub), Bertalan Hám (Hungarian dub)

Seasons: 8-present

A Savior in the repopulated satellite outpost. When the Hilltop strike team overwhelms them, Alden orders his fellow surviving Saviors to surrender, and Jesus takes them as prisoners at Hilltop. Alden does his best to maintain peace between his cohorts and their captors, seeking to make sure no blood is shed. After being shown kindness by Maggie and AHK, as well as being abandoned to his fate by Simon, Alden fully defects to Hilltop, where he remains after the end of the Savior War. He eventually gets together with Enid, but is distraught when she is among Alpha’s many victims during the fair.

  • Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: He had an older brother who was killed, prompting Alden to hunt down and kill those responsible, an act he thought would make him feel better, only it didn't.
  • Disappointed in You: Alden has a clear look of disappointment when Rick and Morgan return from their mission without any surviving Saviors.
  • Distressed Dude: Along with Luke, he is captured by Alpha at gunpoint while searching for their missing people. The two are later successfully traded for Alpha's daughter, Lydia, and the Whisperers leave in (temporary) peace.
  • Good All Along: Maggie believed he was just another Savior who would turn on them the moment she turned her back. Ultimately, Alden proves his worth and becomes a permanent resident of Hilltop.
  • Good Counterpart: He can be considered one to Randall from Season 2. Both are young members of heavily-armed, hostile, Disaster Scavengers groups who lost their mother and brothers at the start of the Zombie Apocalypse, and are both taken prisoner by Rick's group while being disregarded by their superiors. While both men are imprisoned in the midst of conflict with Rick's group, Alden voluntarily surrenders to the members of the Hilltop Colony during their raid on his outpost, whereas Randall is pretty much shanghaied back to the Greene farm after he impales his leg on a fence pike. The Saviors also never condoned rape, Alden included, while Randall's group had at least one instance of gang rape. Alden eventually pulls a Heel–Face Turn while fully integrating himself into the Hilltop Colony and gets to live as a result; Randall never really gets the chance to prove if he is worthy to stay on the Greene farm and has his neck snapped by Shane before we find out if he is truly dangerous.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Simon leaves the captive Saviors to their fates, he and a few others choose to stay behind and help Hilltop rather than escape when given the chance.
  • Hypocrite: Besides the example mentioned under Took a Level in Jerkass below, he also refuses to let Mary see her nephew because of her people leaving him to die. Mary had no direct involvement in this, so to be angry at her when he also once asked to be shown mercy for being an innocent party to the actions of his cohorts is rather hypocritical of him.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Earl, who is likely old enough to be his grandfather.
  • Jerkass to One: He's not exactly a fan of Lydia or Mary, since their former group killed his girlfriend, Enid, and his implied maternal figure, Tammy Rose. He mellows toward the latter after recognizing her humanity around Adam, and is ultimately saddened when she's killed by Beta. He even gives her a Mercy Kill so she won't be added to the walker horde.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He accepts Jesus' offer for mercy and be made a prisoner in order to survive and avoid the slaughter of his fellow Saviors.
  • Like a Son to Me: To Earl. Alden admits that Earl has been a better parent to him than his actual father was.
  • Middle-Management Mook: He has some degree of authority, as he's the one who chooses to surrender and the other surviving Saviors follow his lead.
  • Nice Guy: Despite his initial allegiance to the Saviors, he's actually a good person willing to do his part to protect and improve Hilltop. He does become a bit more ill-tempered when the Whisperers kill Enid, though only to former Whisperers Lydia and Mary.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: He and Aaron somehow manage to get the upper hand against the Whisperers that had them surrounded at gunpoint at the end of "The Tower". When we next see them they've turned the tables and killed the majority of their attackers.
  • Out of Focus: Aside from a few minor subplots revolving around him wanting to fortify the walls and becoming a caregiver to Adam, Alden does very little in Season 10.
  • Promotion to Parent: He is left to raise Adam alone after the deaths of Adam's aunt Mary and adoptive father Earl.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: During his time as a Savior. Alden tells Jesus he only joined the group for protection and because he didn't have anywhere else to go, and was only present at the satellite outpost to help put up a fence.
  • Redemption Earns Life: Choosing to stay behind and atone for his sins proves to be a smart move; had he elected to escape with Jared he likely would have been one of the Saviors double-crossed and killed by Rick and Morgan in the following episode.
  • Relationship Upgrade: He gets together with Enid during the six-year Time Skip in Season 9, which sadly doesn't last as she is killed by Alpha.
  • Those Two Guys:
    • He quickly forms one with Luke, despite only knowing him for a few days. The two get along very well, due to Alden having a nice voice and Luke being a music teacher.
    • In Season 10, he and Earl Sutton become this, as they’re frequently seen working or talking together.
  • Token Good Teammate: One of the few Saviors who is not an abusive jerk, and as Season 8 progresses it's shown that he's really a decent person who got dealt a bad hand. When given the chance to escape, he chooses to stay behind at Hilltop, having seen what little Simon truly thinks of him.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: While he's understandably acting out of grief caused by the death of Enid, taking his anger out on Lydia for something her mother did is still pretty hypocritical considering Alden's past as an ex-Savior who continuously begged not to be blamed for the cruel actions of other Saviors. Not to mention that Lydia had already saved his life in "Bounty" by choosing to return to the Whisperers in the first place.
  • Undying Loyalty: His loyalty to AHK remains steadfast and firm despite the hatred he receives from the latter. Later on, when Tara intends to fend off the Saviors by herself, Alden flat-out refuses to leave her, and stays by her side.

Former Saviors at Alexandria


See his character page here.



Portrayed By: Lindsley Register

Voiced By: Alexandra Wilcke (German dub), Cindy Tempez (French dub)

Seasons: 7-10

A high-ranking Savior who is friendly with Dwight and later introduces Eugene to life at the Sanctuary. After the war she is one of the most prominent voices for peace between the Sanctuary and the other communities. When the Sanctuary community fails, Laura and several other former Saviors join Alexandria, and she rises to become a member of Alexandria's ruling council.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Far less butch than her comic appearance.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: She first appears a full two years in the timeline before her comic counterpart.
  • Affably Evil: While still kind of a jerk, she's definitely one of the most approachable Saviors.
  • Affectionate Nickname: She calls Judith "Jude," reflecting her warm relationship with the kid.
  • Back for the Finale: Twelve episodes after her death, she returns for a few flashback scenes in the Season 10 finale, "Here's Negan". In it, she's revealed to have been one of the original Saviors, as well as the one who first gave Negan his infamous baseball bat.
  • Batter Up!: She made her introduction to Negan clubbing him over the head with the same bat that would become his Weapon of Choice, Lucille.
  • The Cameo: Her first appearance, playing air hockey with Dwight in "The Cell," lasts for all of five seconds.
  • Character Death: Beta snaps her neck against the prison cell bars during his extraction of the captured Gamma in "Stalker".
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: What her job chaperoning Eugene when he is first brought to The Sanctuary essentially amounts to. She's pretty chill about it, though.
    Eugene: Can I have lobster?
    Laura: No, you can't have lobster, what the hell do you think this is?
  • Combat Medic: She used to be a doctor who traveled with her father to provide medical aid to other survivors during the apocalypse. She also knocks Negan unconscious when he tries to rob them at gunpoint (with the bat that would later become his, no less).
  • Cool Big Sis: Not by blood, but she plays the role to Judith, being protective of her when she wanders outside the walls to help Magna's group.
  • Dark Action Girl: She is a Savior footsoldier and takes part in Negan's second visit to Alexandria.
  • Death by Adaptation: Her comic counterpart survived all the way to the series' Distant Finale.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Subverted. She is appointed as Negan's new second-in-command literally the day before the Saviors lose the war with AHK. Upon the army's defeat, Laura takes command and orders the Saviors to stand down, and remains their leader once they become heroic allies of AHK.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: She's enraged when she learns of Dwight's defection that got many of their soldiers killed.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: The other survivors don't mention her at all after her death, to the point that many viewers were left scratching their heads as to whether she'd actually been killed or not. Not even Negan, who is revealed to have known her from before he started the Saviors, is seen reacting to news of her death.
  • Good Is Not Soft: While she was a Nice Girl prior to joining the Saviors, she evidently had some level of pragmatism, as she didn't hesitate to club a man over the head when he came charging into her camp pointing a gun at her father. The man in question just so happened to be her future boss, Negan.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Leads a group of Saviors in surrender once it's clear they're outmatched and willingly agrees to a partnership with AHK. In Season 9, she is one of the few Saviors legitimately trying to make things work for the communities, and six years later, has become a completely trusted member of Alexandria.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: She manages to get the drop on Beta and calmly orders Gamma to go get help and alert Alexandria to his presence, her tone of voice suggesting she knows very well she isn’t going to survive the encounter. She fights tooth and nail when Beta escapes her block, and unfortunately simply cannot match the brute strength of the overgrown Whisperer and is killed holding him off.
  • Hidden Depths: Come the six-year Time Skip in Season 9, Laura is not only a loyal Alexandrian, but she actually holds a seat on the council, making her one of its leaders alongside stalwarts like Michonne, Gabriel, and Aaron. This therefore makes her the highest ranking ex-Savior alongside Alden over at Hilltop.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: For a Savior, she never went too far in actual atrocities (unlike Arat, who gleefully killed children and shot the gentle Olivia), was one of the few in her group willing to listen to compromise, and happily accepted an offer of peace. It says a lot that, unlike certain other Saviors after the war, she not only stays allied with Alexandria, she even becomes one of its leaders, and becomes a much gentler person for it.
  • Kick the Dog: Like all of the Saviors, she despises the people of Alexandria for their massacre of several of her cohorts in their sleep. When she visits Alexandria, she threatens Eugene after he observes her flirting with Spencer, and when Rick tries to break up the beating of Aaron, she holds him at gunpoint. She eventually allies with them in the aftermath of the war however, no doubt thankful they spared her life and the lives of her cohorts.
  • Mauve Shirt: We see a few bits of her character, and she’s one of the few Saviors who completely pulls a Heel–Face Turn with the most success, but we still don’t learn much about her before she is killed in Season 10’s “Stalker”, after a three-season tenure in the show.
  • Middle-Management Mook: Along with Arat and Gary, she is one of the highest ranking Sanctuary Saviors outside of Negan's inner circle.
  • Mook Promotion: To reward her for leaking Dwight's defection to AHK, Negan appoints her as his new second-in-command in the twilight hours of the war.
  • The Nicknamer: She gives Eugene the nickname "Haircut," first derisively, and then affectionately.
  • Pet the Dog: Treats Eugene much better when he's a guest in the Sanctuary and helps him get used to living under them. She even offers to get Eugene some food, whatever he wants, (within reason, of course) in what may be the very first time on screen a Savior voluntarily does anything for somebody else not affiliated with their group.
  • Posthumous Character: She appears as part of Michonne’s hallucination of an alternate life in which she became a Savior, being present when Negan allows her into the fold, and being Michonne’s roommate at Simon’s outpost during the Alexandrian raid.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: She actually seems like a pretty cool person when she's not working.
  • Ship Tease: With Dwight, and also with Spencer Monroe. Both end up suffering Ship Sinking, as Spencer is killed by Negan, and Dwight nearly leads her to her death in an ambush, and is exiled by Daryl after the end of the war anyway.
  • Smug Snake: Summed up when she describes how the Saviors' extortion and terrorism works: "They eat shit, we eat good." She's also delighted as hell to publicly out Dwight as a turncoat and grins right in his face. She does get better in the aftermath of the war however.
  • Tattooed Crook: She has a big-ass tattoo on the neck and is part of one of Negan's collection/extortion parties.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: When we see her in flashbacks in "Here's Negan", she's courteous and friendly, a far cry from the person who would later be a crucial part of a regime that thrived on the extortion and misery of others.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Once she and the Saviors are humbled by being beaten by the militia, she chills out significantly, and is one of the few, along with Arat and D.J., who do their best to keep the peace. Six years later, she's settled into her heroism just fine, and is even one of the leaders of Alexandria.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Downplayed. She had no way of knowing at the time that the bat she gave to Negan to protect himself would later be used to bash in the heads of countless people, including Glenn Rhee and Abraham Ford.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Her and Dwight are shown taking shots and playing air hockey during their off-duty hours at The Sanctuary.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She goes missing in the latter half of Season 8, having never reunited with the main Savior group following the retaliatory strikes on AHK. This allows Dwight to return to the Saviors, since she is the only one who learned of his defection. She is picked up by Negan at the end of "Still Gotta Mean Something" and reveals Dwight's betrayal to the Saviors in "Worth".
  • You Shall Not Pass!: She tries to hold Beta off long enough for Gamma to find help, and she doesn’t survive the brief fight.


"Damn. Need to get me one of those."

Portrayed By: Matt Mangum

Voiced By: Daniel Gärtner (German dub), Erik Stouvenaker (French dub)

Seasons: 8-9, 10note 

One of the guards of the Sanctuary. He joins Alexandria with Laura and becomes one of Michonne's trusted guards.

  • And Then John Was a Zombie: His decapitated head reanimates and is put out of its misery by either Daryl, Michonne, Carol, Siddiq, or Yumiko.
  • Beard of Evil: Sports one as a Savior. It's much less pronounced after his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Canon Foreigner: Never appeared in the comics.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Siddiq's flashbacks to the barn massacre show that D.J. didn't break down or attempt to beg for his life before being decapitated by Alpha.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: He starts as a Savior, but favors peace after the war - until Saviors start disappearing in the dead of night. He helps Jed ambush Carol and returns to the camp for revenge against Oceanside. He survives the battle, but does not join Jed and Regina as marauders and instead ends up a guard for Alexandria.
  • Mook Promotion: He's just a guard, but with Gavin dead and Eugene and Regina transferred to the new outpost, D.J. is given a seat on the Savior council. This becomes more pronounced after Simon and Dwight are killed and imprisoned, respectively, for their treachery.
  • Off with His Head!: He is among the ten people Alpha decapitates to mark the Whisperers' territory in "The Calm Before".
  • Posthumous Character: He has made two appearances since his death in “The Calm Before”:
    • In “Open Your Eyes”, Siddiq has a PTSD episode wherein he remembers D.J.’s final moments before his execution at Alpha’s hands.
    • In “What We Become”, D.J. appears in the alternate timeline hallucinated by Michonne in which she became a Savior.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: With another Savior named Norris until Norris' death. The two search for Carl together after the bombing of Alexandria, bring Dean's coffin to Negan, help massacre the Scavengers and put down Simon's rebellion. After the war, the two still appear together and are among the most vocal about the disappearing Saviors.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: While he was never much of a jerk to begin with, he does become friendlier after joining Alexandria.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Negan. He's delighted when his boss returns alive, and helps put down Simon's mutiny, having only participated in the slaughter of the Scavengers because he believed Simon was relaying Negan's orders. Post-Time Skip, he shows the same loyalty to Michonne. According to Matt Mangum, his loyalty to Negan and the Saviors was only out of survival, whereas he does have genuine respect for Michonne. He's so loyal in fact that he and two of the Highwaymen go out to rescue a bunch of hostages being held by the Whisperers and ultimately die fighting.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: He doesn't get much characterization beyond a newfound allegiance to Alexandria before his death in the penultimate episode of Season 9.



Portrayed By: Elyse Nicole DuFour

Voiced By: María Blanco (Spanish dub), Anne Patricia Nilles (German dub)

Seasons: 7-9

One of Negan's wives. A former masseuse. After the end of the Sanctuary, she moved to Alexandria and adopted a daughter.

  • And Then John Was a Zombie: Her decapitated head reanimates and is put out of its misery by either Daryl, Michonne, Carol, Siddiq, or Yumiko.
  • Back for the Dead: After having not been seen since the end of Season 8, she returns in Season 9's "Scars", where she is revealed to have settled into Alexandria during the interim and adopted a daughter. She's then killed in the very next episode, "The Calm Before".
  • Canon Character All Along: In the comics there is no character named Frankie. There's also no mention of a redhead among Negan's wives. However, she fills Amber's role as the decapitated ex-wife of Negan.
  • Decomposite Character: Takes Amber's role as the ex-wife of Negan who is decapitated by Alpha.
  • Defiant to the End: Like the rest of the pike victims she doesn't make it easy for the enemy in her last moments and is shown teaming up with Addy to take down a Whisperer.
  • Fiery Redhead: She has red hair and doesn't have any problem being herself.
  • Off with Her Head!: She is among the ten people Alpha decapitates to mark the Whisperers' territory in "The Calm Before".
  • The Starscream: She plans to kill Negan alongside Tanya, but those plans are put to rest when Eugene refuses to go along with their scheme. Post-war, she and Tanya appear to have a degree of authority at the Sanctuary.
  • Those Two Girls: Alongside Tanya, whom she is almost never seen without.
  • Took a Level in Badass: In her last episode. She doesn't appear to have been much of a fighter before, but when D.J. and the Highwaymen show up to provide aid to those captured by the Whisperers, she doesn't hesitate to join in the brawl.
  • Unproblematic Prostitution: Frankie freely signed up to become one of Negan's wives in order to survive with some degree of comfort.



"Don't pretend you don't know the score."

Portrayed By: Austin Amelio

Voiced By: Eduardo Del Hoyo (Spanish dub), Isamu Yusen (Japanese dub), Christoph Banken, Robert Glatzeder ["Worth"] (German dub), Alexis Victor (French dub), Simone Crisari (Italian dub), Filip Švarc (Czech dub), Lénárd Fellegi (Hungarian dub)

Seasons: 6-8; 5-present (Fear the Walking Dead)

"The last time I felt... just alive, was with her. And I want to feel it again."

A Savior who initially defected along with his wife Sherry and her sister Tina, but returned to the fold. He was heavily burned as punishment and now acts as one of Negan's lieutenants. Dwight murdered Denise, revealing to the group that the Saviors were not defeated and still very much alive. He helped capture Daryl and bore witness to Negan's subjugation of the Alexandrians, and took joy in torturing Daryl when he was taken prisoner at the Sanctuary. However, Dwight began to realize that his new life under Negan's thumb wasn't worth it, compounded when Sherry freed Daryl and fled for parts unknown. Dwight eventually came to Rick and offered his services to help bring down Negan once and for all. Dwight was a critical asset to AHK during the Savior War until he was finally compromised towards the end of the fighting, but got to see Negan defeated. After sincerely apologizing to Daryl, Dwight was exiled by his former prisoner and tasked with finding Sherry, but was barred from ever returning.

  • Accidental Murder: Accidentally shoots Denise with his crossbow when he was initially aiming for Daryl.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: His comic counterpart has brown hair.
  • Adaptation Expansion: The show delves into his backstory before his appearance in the comic.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In his first appearance, he does not have half of his face burned like his comic counterpart. When he returns in "Twice as Far" he does, but it's still not as bad as in the comics. As in the case of Carl, it's likely the wound was made less severe in a case of Pragmatic Adaptation.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: First appears long before his comic counterpart did.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: He is more petty and vindictive than in the comics upon being reintroduced.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: In his first appearance, he clearly desires to be good and not evil. It doesn't stay that way for long. After his Heel–Face Turn he becomes less of a Jerkass than his comic counterpart was at that point in the story. Taken further when he joins the cast of Fear the Walking Dead and becomes more of a straight hero, whereas Comic!Dwight eventually gave into his rage and underwent another Face–Heel Turn in the last arc.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: At the end of the war he breaks down and pleads with Daryl to spare him.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Daryl. He is the first Alexandria survivor Dwight encounters, and promptly betrays and robs him, stealing his crossbow. Later, he murders Daryl's good friend Denise and non-fatally shoots him out of spite when he comes looking for revenge. The fact that Canon Foreigner Daryl owns the iconic crossbow, motorcycle, and leather vest that are Dwight's trademark items in the comic, and that Dwight was in effect a version of Daryl created for the comic after he became a Breakout Character, may have something to do with their rivalry in a meta sense.
  • Badass Biker: As of "Always Accountable", he takes possession of Daryl's bike. He somehow loses it to Primo before the events of "Not Tomorrow Yet", but reclaims it in "Service".
  • Beard of Evil: Grows a sparse one between appearances.
  • Being Evil Sucks: "The Cell" shows how Dwight's life in the Sanctuary isn't all it's cracked up to be. He's merely a Punch-Clock Villain who's doing whatever it takes to remain alive, and doesn't have the sadistic joy certain other Saviors get out of their positions.
  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: He was initially a respectable guy when first introduced, but when he returns he's upgraded to a Faux Affably Evil Jerkass.
  • Beneath the Mask: His interactions with Sherry when the two secretly meet in the stairwell to talk really drive home that he still loathes being a part of The Saviors and that his attempts to justify their 'life' there are pathetic, even to himself. By the end of "The Cell", it's implied even he can't even convince himself it's worth it anymore.
  • The Bus Came Back: After his debut appearance in "Always Accountable," he makes his return eight episodes later in "Twice as Far."
    • After leaving the main series at the end of Season 8, he reappears in the fifth season of Fear the Walking Dead as a full-time cast member.
  • Cruel to Be Kind: Despite their antipathy, Dwight tries to convince Daryl to submit to Negan's will, viewing it as the least painful option. When Daryl once again refuses Negan's offer to join The Saviors, Dwight quickly tries to talk him out of it before Negan overrules him.
  • A Day in the Limelight: "The Cell" focuses mainly on his character and how he came to work for Negan again. He also gets plenty of focus in "Hostiles and Calamities", which deals with the fallout of Sherry leaving him.
  • Demoted to Extra: Zig-zagged. He remains a prominent character in the comic books even after the Savior War. Here, he gets Put on a Bus immediately after the war, but goes on to play a prominent role in Fear the Walking Dead.
  • The Dragon: In "The Key", Simon tries to talk him into becoming his Dragon after he takes over. After some deliberation, Dwight accepts, though unbeknownst to Simon, his true loyalties are still to Rick's group. When Negan returns and Dwight helps him take down Simon, Negan pretends to offer him Simon's position, but reveals it was a ruse as he knows of his treachery.
  • Easily Forgiven: After stealing insulin, defecting from the Saviors, and leading them on a merry chase through the woods that gets two of them killed by Sasha and Abraham and another's arm amputated, Dwight returns to the Saviors and, within two months, has been promoted to a position of leadership. He did get a hot iron pressed against his face, but becoming anything more than a lowly Mook after this behavior is surprising.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He does genuinely love his wife Sherry and sister-in-law Tina.
  • Everyone Has Standards: In his first appearance, he doesn't want to kill, and he flinches at the sight of Wade amputating another man's infected arm nonchalantly.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Daryl. He's the most competent member of the Saviors when we are first introduced to them, much like how Daryl was initially bar none the most competent member of the Atlanta group in the beginning of the show. Dwight then steals Daryl's crossbow and motorcycle, and later is using them as his trademark possessions. When Daryl steals the crossbow back from Dwight in "Twice as Far", Dwight even takes it back in the following episode and is seen wielding it in the finale. In Season 7, Dwight is also now wearing Daryl's trademark leather jacket, just about completing the look he's stealing from Daryl, though Daryl takes it back in the mid-Season 8 finale.
  • The Exile: After the war, Daryl tell him to leave, find Sherry, and never come back again, or he will kill him.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Has become a cruel and murderous member of the Saviors by the time of his reappearance in "Twice as Far".
  • Facial Horror: Surprisingly downplayed. His scars are a lot less noticeable than his comic book counterpart's.
  • Faking the Dead: He and Althea dress up two walkers to look like them in order to fool Virginia while they go and build up a settlement with Morgan.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Has this demeanor after he kills Denise and later when talking to Rosita.
  • Go and Sin No More: After the Savior War ends, Dwight (knowing Daryl wants to kill him) breaks down asking Daryl for forgiveness. Daryl spares Dwight and tells him to leave and "make it right" by finding Sherry.
  • Groin Attack: Eugene bites his crotch so that Abraham, Daryl, and Rosita can take out the rest of his group.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Much like his comic counterpart, he switches in between acting good and evil depending on how he views his situation. True to form, he has a habit of being portrayed as a sympathetic Punch-Clock Villain reluctantly working for his abusive leader or a total Hate Sink who takes a little too much joy in laughing at the other people he torments. Ultimately, he comes to Alexandria to join the alliance against Negan, but naturally, the group is skeptical. "Mercy" confirms that he is indeed on Rick's side. In "How It's Gotta Be", his status as The Mole has been revealed to Laura, who escapes with this information. Dwight is allowed to join the main group at Alexandria. However, when Laura is revealed to have gone missing, Dwight returns to the Saviors to continue the charade until she resurfaces, now outed as being on AHK's side.
  • Hidden Depths: He's a talented woodcarver.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: The first time we see him up close, he's staring angrily at Daryl with cold blue eyes.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Averted, which is notable on this show. He aims at Daryl but shoots Denise instead, blaming it on the crossbow's kick, which only has any affect after the bolt has already been fired.
  • Informed Attribute: He suffers from short-term memory loss according to Sherry, though this is never shown on-screen.
  • In-Series Nickname: He frequently goes by "D."
  • Jerkass: In the second half of Season 6 and much of Season 7, he's one of the nastier Saviors, developing an unhealthy hatred towards Daryl, shrugging off his murder of Denise, and tormenting Rosita both times they meet.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In his first appearance, he's this. He is abrasive and betrays Daryl in the end, but it is clear that he cares for his wife and sister-in-law. So much that he later becomes Negan's top lieutenant at the Sanctuary if it means keeping Sherry safe. Once she leaves, he quickly switches sides and offers to help Rick take down his former boss, showing that he is capable of being a good man again. In Season 8 he is completely on board with Rick's plans. In "How It's Gotta Be", he sincerely apologizes to Michonne as she watches Alexandria burn, and in "Dead or Alive Or", he apologizes to both Daryl and Tara, and admits he only wanted to make things right.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • He coldly brushes off Denise's Accidental Murder by admitting that he wanted to kill Daryl instead.
    • He shoots Daryl in the shoulder for no other reason than pure spite.
    • "The Cell" involves him doing this to Daryl repeatedly; however, the scene where he coldly shows Daryl a Polaroid of Glenn's remains and blames him for his friend's death stands out.
    • He frames Dr. Carson for Daryl's escape to cover his own ass, which results in the man's brutal demise. This is after the doctor was one of the only Saviors to treat Dwight with any human decency.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When Daryl, Rosita, Abraham, and Eugene overpower his ambush, Dwight wisely makes a break for it.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He gets beaten and tossed into Daryl's cell by the Saviors after failing to prevent his prisoner's escape.
  • Lean and Mean: He's very skinny and a bit harsh. Especially after he rejoins the Saviors.
  • Love Makes You Evil: After Tina died, Dwight and Sherry returned to the Sanctuary, asking for Negan's forgiveness. Negan was going to kill Dwight on the spot, before Sherry offered to become one of his wives in exchange for sparing Dwight's life. Negan accepted this and Dwight received "the iron" as punishment instead.
    • Subverted in Fear Season 6. While Sherry and her new group are not evil, they're extremists who want to kill Virginia right away instead of agreeing with Morgan's far more reasonable plan to wait until the time is right to strike. Dwight is so eager to live in peace with Sherry that he betrays his friends and sides with his wife, until Sherry (realizing he's becoming like his old self again) takes Dwight's gun and locks him up with Morgan and Althea. Dwight realizes his mistake and is able to talk Sherry down from opening fire on some of Virginia's men.
  • Mercy Kill: Gives one of these to a defiant Savior named Gordon, although it's a bit of a subversion as he doesn't shoot him in the head and later brings his body back to the Sanctuary so that Gordon is trapped there even in death.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: He joins Rick's coalition against the Saviors after Negan's influence causes Sherry to leave him.
  • The Mole: At the end of Season 7, he joins Rick's coalition against the Saviors as their "inside man". He is finally compromised when Laura sees him gun down several Saviors and manages to escape with this knowledge. A few episodes later, Dwight learns that Laura has gone missing and thus his defection is not known among the Saviors, so he takes the opportunity to return to the Saviors to continue as The Mole until the penultimate episode of the season, when she returns and he is outed by Negan himself.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He becomes one after the Time Skip in Season 6, getting a seat in the Savior's governing council and becoming Negan's top enforcer at the Sanctuary.
  • Mook Promotion: He started out as a mere worker, but after impressing Negan with his courage and toughness after getting his face ironed, he is elevated to a high position of authority.
  • Nice Guy: He becomes this after joining Morgan's group in Fear. Though he's still very much an example of Good Is Not Soft, particularly when Sherry re-enters the picture.
  • Number Two: By Season 7, Dwight has become this to Negan. While Simon still outranks him in the overall hierarchy, Dwight is Negan's top lieutenant at the Sanctuary.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction upon witnessing that Daryl has escaped and killed Fat Joey under his watch.
  • Psychotic Love Triangle: Finds himself competing for his wife against Negan.
  • Psychotic Smirk: He greets Daryl with one on his face after they reunite and he has just killed Denise.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: "The Cell" is all about acknowledging that he's only in with the Saviors because he's trying to keep himself and his wife alive and safe, but admits that Being Evil Sucks.
  • Put on a Bus: After the war ends, he is exiled by Daryl and leaves to find Sherry. As of Season 9, he is no longer part of the main cast.
  • Redemption Earns Life: Despite having several very good reasons to want Dwight dead, and after having spent most of Season 8 on a vengeance crusade against every Savior he's come across, Daryl chooses to leave Dwight alive after he pulls a genuine Heel–Face Turn and Daryl finally sees how truly remorseful for his crimes he is.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He, Sherry, and Tina pulled this with the Saviors prior to being introduced. He does this again when Daryl offers to take him back to Alexandria.
  • Shoot the Medic First: Though it was a accident, he kills Denise with a crossbow, making her the first official casualty against the Saviors and leaving Alexandria without a medic.
  • Sixth Ranger: After his true allegiance to Rick is revealed, Dwight tags along with the Alexandria crew, having no choice but to join the group full-time. He ends up forced to head back to the Sanctuary with a group of Saviors to keep the Alexandrians from being discovered.
  • The Starscream: In "Something They Need", Dwight decides he's done following Negan and joins Rick's alliance to take down the Saviors for good. He takes it a step further in "The Key", when Simon confesses that he seeks to replace Negan as leader, and Dwight decides to go along with his coup, hoping that Simon's volatile nature and poor leadership skills will result in AHK having a better chance defeating him than Negan. He actually becomes The Starscream to Simon's Starscream, when Negan has him help bring down Simon's mutiny.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: Quite disturbingly forms a bizarre loyalty towards Negan once he moves up in his inner circle, despite the fact that his leader belittles him and brags about owning his wife. He later admits it was only to provide Sherry with the most comfortable life possible in the Sanctuary, and that he's always hated Negan.
  • Thou Shalt Not Kill: In his first appearance, he reveals that he's never killed another human being because he fears not being able to come back from it. He seems to have gotten over this in his first appearance after the Time Skip, where he makes his reintroduction by killing Denise and then brushes it off as no big deal.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Starting with his second appearance, he becomes much colder as a result of everything he's been through since re-joining the Saviors.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After his Heel–Face Turn he sincerely apologizes to all those he has wronged and goes along with Rick's plans without any objections.
  • Two-Faced: Half of his face is scarred when he shows up again, as punishment for theft and defecting.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He badly underestimates Daryl and Eugene when he has them both hostage.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: After Daryl saves his life and offers to take him and Sherry back to Alexandria, Dwight still pulls a gun on him, stealing his motorcycle and crossbow. Later, he tries to kill Daryl with said crossbow but misses, killing Denise instead. Then, in "East", he shoots Daryl in the shoulder. Finally, in "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be," he asks permission to execute Daryl on the spot after he strikes Negan, but he is denied. He also arranges for Dr. Carson's death by planting false evidence in his belongings, after Carson showed nothing but kindness to him.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Dwight's slice of life montage back at the Sanctuary shows him and Laura playing ping-pong with shots and Dwight trying to rub together enough points to scrounge himself up a sandwich he wants to eat.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about him without revealing his Heel–Face Revolving Door in Seasons 6 and 7.


"Whatever he's done to you, there's always more."
Click here to see Sherry as she appears on Fear the Walking Dead 

Portrayed By: Christine Evangelista

Voiced By: Ana Jiménez (Spanish dub), Misa Ishii (Japanese dub), Victoria Grosbois (French dub)

Seasons: 6-7; 6 (Fear the Walking Dead)

"I could have done something. A hundred times, and I-I-I didn't!"

A Savior who defected with her husband Dwight and sister Tina, but returned to the fold and became one of Negan's wives.

  • Adaptation Expansion: We are given more information on her past prior to her introduction in the comic.
  • Adaptational Early Appearance: First appears long before her comic counterpart did.
  • Adaptational Nice Guy: Comic!Sherry was a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing. Here, she volunteers to be Negan's wife to save her husband's life, rather than ditching him to lead a more 'comfortable' lifestyle, and is one of the sweetest and most mature people at The Sanctuary. In Fear, she becomes more antagonistic, moving her closer to her comic counterpart, though her motivations are more sympathetic and she never does anything outright villainous.
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: Highly ambiguous, considering the nature of her marriage to him, but Negan suggests that there is an element of this in their relationship after she calls him out on his cruelty.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Expresses genuine remorse for stealing Daryl's crossbow and motorcycle.
  • The Atoner: She desires to kill Virginia to make up for not killing Negan when she had the chance.
  • Being Evil Sucks: Fully acknowledges that living under the Saviors is not a fun experience.
  • Broken Bird: After rejoining the Saviors, she keeps it no secret that it sucks.
  • The Bus Came Back: She first appears in "Always Accountable" and doesn't appear again until "The Cell." She finally reunites with Dwight in the third episode of the sixth season of Fear.
  • But Now I Must Go: Flees the Sanctuary after becoming fed up with Negan's way of life and realizing that Dwight is no longer the man she fell in love with.
  • Cool Big Sis: Towards her younger sister Tina.
  • Deal with the Devil: Promised herself to Negan if he'd forgive her and recruit Dwight back into his gang. Negan kept his end of the bargain, but it still came at a great cost.
  • The Dark Chick: She's this to Negan.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Is absolutely terrified of Negan and what he does to his prisoners.
  • Fanservice Pack: In "Always Accountable," she is sweaty and unwashed. When she reappears in Season 7, she has makeup, jewelry, and a dress.
  • Girl Friday: She's one of Negan's many wives now.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: Lights up a few cigarettes with her ex-husband Dwight to deal with the stress of living under the Saviors.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Agreed to become one of Negan's wives to save her husband's life.
  • In-Series Nickname: Dwight calls her "Honey".
  • Morality Pet: She is the only Savior Daryl ever regards with some degree of kindness and respect due to her sincere regret for her actions and helping him escape from the Sanctuary.
  • Nice Girl: Seems to be a kind person, and genuinely apologizes to Daryl when stealing his supplies. Later, she releases him from captivity, as he had been psychologically and physically tortured and put in forced labor. She's no longer this as of her return in Fear.
  • Non-Action Guy: "The Cell" shows that she stays in the Sanctuary and never fights in combat. This is no longer the case when she returns in Fear.
  • Pet the Dog: She's pretty much the only person who's kind to Daryl while he's being tortured. It's also revealed that she was the one who helped him escape.
  • Psychotic Love Triangle: She finds herself being trapped between her forced marriage to Negan and her former husband Dwight.
  • Put on a Bus: Abandons the Saviors again and goes out on her own upon realizing that returning was an even worse choice. She remains missing all the way to the end of the Savior War, and Daryl assigns Dwight to find her as he exiles him from the AHK territories.
  • Reality Ensues: When she and Dwight finally reunite they've both become much different people since they last saw each other. Time — and the benefit of actually seeing Negan taken down and knowing he helped do so — have healed most of Dwight's wounds, while she's still reeling from the trauma she experienced during her time as Negan's mistress and the shame of not killing Negan when she had the chance. After a little over a week together, they find themselves unable to reconcile their differences and separate again.
  • Relationship Revolving Door: She and Dwight start off as a married couple, then she's forced to marry Negan to save his life. Then she leaves Negan and Dwight because she's fed up with both of them. Then Dwight finds her again and they get back together. Then they're unable to find common ground and separate again. Finally, they decide to put the past behind them for good and start over.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Her plan to kill Virginia knowingly puts Dwight and Morgan's friends at risk and could potentially spell disaster for her own group; she also refuses to listen to Morgan's sensible pleas to put off an attack until he can build up a full-fledged settlement and a proper militia to strike back against the Pioneers. Then it's revealed Sherry doesn't actually have a personal vendetta against Virginia at all — rather, she's projecting her guilt about not killing Negan onto Virginia, thus making her insistence on going through with the assassination as soon as possible even more reckless and ill-advised.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: What she, Dwight, and Tina try to do with the Saviors, though they eventually decide to go back in the end. She eventually abandons the Saviors for real this time after it becomes too much for her to handle and she breaks up with Dwight upon realizing that he's not the same man she fell in love with.
  • Shadow Archetype: To Lori. She's just a former housewife who wants to be safe with her husband and stay away from combating zombies and humans, but finds herself unable to live her old life and remains out of the horrors of the apocalypse by staying on the sidelines. She's also trapped in a love triangle between her husband and the Big Bad exactly like Lori was.
  • Token Good Teammate: She's pretty much the only kind person among the Saviors who isn't praising Negan as a noble hero.
  • Took a Level in Badass: She takes an active leadership role when she joins the Outcasts, and intends on being the one to assassinate Virginia herself.
  • Took a Level in Cynic: Being one of Negan's wives and witnessing so much evil happen under the rule of a tyrannical dictator left her with a pretty bleak outlook on life as well as a more ruthless, pragmatic mindset.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: She's a lot more callous and hot-headed when she returns in Fear, though she still loves Dwight.
  • Trapped in Villainy: She doesn't want to go along with the evils of the Saviors, but has no choice in the matter anymore.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: Admits that seeing Morgan almost decapitate Virginia didn't give her the satisfaction she wanted.
  • Villainy-Free Villain: Unlike certain other Saviors she's not evil, but reluctantly finds herself going along with Negan's brutality.
  • Walking Spoiler: It's hard to talk about her without spoiling her return in Season 6 of Fear.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Finally calls out Dwight in "Sing Me a Song" for becoming a supporter for Negan and brushing off his immoral acts under the rug. Taken to its logical conclusion when she departs from the Saviors after helping Daryl escape.
  • Wrong Name Outburst: When Sherry is trying to explain to Dwight why she's so dead-set on killing Virginia, she tells him that they "can't just let him keep doing this..." This makes Dwight realize that it isn't Virginia she's angry at, but Negan.


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