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    In General
L-R: Oscar, Andrew, Tomas, Axel, Big Tiny

Tomas: "One guard looked out for us, locked us up in the cafeteria, told us to sit tight, threw me this piece, said he'd be right back."
Big Tiny: "And that was 292 days ago."

Five inmates who have been stuck in the Prison for ten months prior to Rick's group arriving due to a Prison Riot breaking out once the outbreak started.

  • Five-Man Band:
  • Kill 'Em All: They're all dead by the end of Season 3.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: None of them got to say goodbye to their loved ones they knew before the outbreak due to a Prison Riot combined with dying guards and inmates reanimating and overrunning the prison.
  • Nobody Poops: Averted. Rick finds out the hard way how they've been relieving themselves the months prior to his arrival when he opens a door Tomás warns him not to open.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: They're shown to be capable of dishing these out when they have the chance, as seen with the first walkers they encounter alongside Rick's group when clearing out a cell-block. The said walkers were lucky that they died before they encountered them.
  • Odd Name Out: There's Andrew, Axel, Oscar, Tomas, ... and Big Tiny.
  • Slept Through the Apocalypse: Thanks to the Prison Riot ten months prior to the group's arrival, they had to take shelter in the prison's kitchen, leaving them with no prior knowledge of what's happened outside the prison.


"I mean, I like my pharmaceuticals, but I ain't no killer!"

Portrayed By: Lew Temple

Voiced By: Pablo Del Hoyo (Spanish dub), Stefan Gossler (German dub), Antoine Nouel (French dub), Gaetano Varcasia (Italian dub), Otakar Brousek mladší (Czech dub)

Seasons: 3

Axel is a two-bit criminal imprisoned for armed robbery with a water pistol. He was trapped in the prison after the Zombie Apocalypse began, where he was pushed around by Tomas and Andrew, causing him to be relieved when Rick's group arrived. He joins the group after Oscar kills Andrew and saves Rick. He is murdered by the Governor during the first Woodbury assault on the prison.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Lacks his comic counterpart's perverted tendencies.
  • Adaptational Wimp: His comic counterpart is The Big Guy of the prison survivors.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: After Rick kills Tomas and (supposedly) Andrew for attempting to murder him, Axel begs Rick to spare his life, claiming that he isn't dangerous and was only imprisoned due to his prescription drug addiction. The last part is a lie, since he had been arrested for armed robbery (albeit with a water pistol) and he was trying to seem non-threatening.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Courtesy of the Governor, much like his comic counterpart.
  • Bulletproof Human Shield: Becomes this after his death, with Carol being forced to take cover behind his corpse. It works surprisingly well.
  • Butt-Monkey: He was mercilessly bullied by Tomas and Andrew before Rick's group showed up, although Oscar stood up for him before that.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Begins to flirt with Beth because he believes she's the only single straight woman of the group. After Carol tells him to back off and that she's not a lesbian — Axel thought she was one because of the short hair — he instantly begins to hit on her. She casually rejects him.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has shades of this after joining Rick's group.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the comics, Axel was the first casualty during the Governor's 2nd attack on the prison. Here, he's killed right at the very start of the first attack.
  • A Death in the Limelight: In "Home", he gets a lot of focus and some backstory revealed before being shot in the head by the Governor.
  • Grease Monkey: Mentions to Daryl that he could help give his motorcycle a tune up. Also tries to get the prison generators working.
  • Innocently Insensitive: Mistakes Carol for a lesbian because she has short hair.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: He is shot in the head by the Governor while he and Carol are in a middle of a conversation.
    Axel: One time, that son of a bitch —
  • Mauve Shirt: The show teases that he will become a member of the group. He's then killed during the first raid the Governor makes against the prison.
  • Nervous Wreck: Although this does not stop him from volunteering to help rescue Glenn and Maggie after they get captured by Woodbury.
  • Nice Guy: He spends most of "Sick" attempting to get Rick's group and his fellow prisoners to get along. It really doesn't work, although he and Oscar do manage to earn the group's trust later, and he proves to be a loyal, hardworking member of the group for the remainder of his tenure on the show.
  • Non-Action Guy: He admits that guns make him nervous, and that when he robbed a store he just used a water pistol.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Most of his scenes tend to involve him being put down or having awkward conversations with other survivors.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The talkative, emotional red to Oscar's calm, quiet blue.
  • Ship Tease: With Carol. Emphasis on 'tease'. Unfortunately, it goes nowhere, as Axel is killed by the Governor.
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: Gets shot in the head by the Governor out of nowhere.
  • Token White: To the prison survivors. Oscar, Andrew and Big Tiny are all African-American while Tomas is Hispanic.
  • Verbal Tic: "You follow me?"


"I ain't never pleaded for my life, and I ain't about to start now. So you do what you gotta do."

Portrayed By: Vincent Ward

Voiced By: Pedro Tena (Spanish dub), Marco Kröger (German dub), Daniel Lobé (French dub), Massimiliano Plinio (Italian dub), Martin Zahálka (Czech dub)

Seasons: 3

Oscar is a prisoner who was forced to go along with Tomas' leadership of the prison survivors. He was in prison for breaking and entering and had a wife and kids. He joined the group after killing Andrew and saving Rick. Oscar is killed in the middle of Season 3 after helping rescue Glenn and Maggie from Woodbury.

  • An Axe to Grind: While clearing the prison, he uses an axe as his main weapon.
  • Bald of Awesome: He proves to be a useful and brave member of the group, unlike Axel.
  • Big Damn Heroes: He saves Rick's life by throwing a barrel at Andrew during their fight and then shooting the latter in the head.
  • The Big Guy: After joining the group.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Maggie shoots him to prevent reanimation.
  • Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics. However, his appearance is quite similar to that of Dexter.
  • Character Death: He's shot in the back by a Woodbury soldier.
  • Defiant to the End: While he isn't killed, Oscar refuses to make a case for his life to Rick after Tomas and (supposedly) Andrew are killed for trying to murder and attack Rick. He states that he has never begged for his life before and won't do it now.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: He has better agility than T-Dog but, while still strong, doesn't match his strength and toughness.
  • Mauve Shirt: He gets a little background and a few personality traits before being killed off.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: He had a wife and children before the outbreak. After he's freed by Rick, he asks for a phone to try and contact them. It's unknown if they died during the outbreak or if they found shelter.
  • Nice Guy: He's a reasonable man, and selflessly risks his life to save Glenn and Maggie. Axel mentions that before meeting up with Rick's group, Oscar used to always stand up for him when Tomas and Andrew tried to push him around.
  • The Quiet One: He tends to remain pretty quiet in most group discussions.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Calm, quiet blue to Axel's talkative, emotional red.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Of another Bald of Awesome African-American.
  • Throw a Barrel at It: He tosses a barrel at Andrew to prevent him from attacking Rick.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Hope you get some slippers in the afterlife, Oscar.



Portrayed By: Markice Moore

Voiced By: Ricardo Escobar (Spanish dub), Nicola Devico Mamone (German dub), Philippe Bozo (French dub), Gianluca Crisafi (Italian dub)

Seasons: 3

Andrew is Tomas', right-hand man. He is killed by Oscar after luring a large number of walkers into the prison in an attempt to kill Rick's group.

  • Adaptational Badass: He may be a scumbag, but give the man credit: he survived being locked in close quarters with a bunch of walkers and caused utter chaos for the survivors before going mano-a-mano with Rick. It's more than his comic counterpart ever came close to achieving.
  • Adaptational Intelligence: He's more composed and strategic than his comic counterpart.
  • Adaptational Jerkass: He's already a villain, but he's far more dangerous in this incarnation, making his comic counterpart pale in comparison.
  • Adaptational Sexuality: In the comics, he was in a one-sided relationship with Dexter because there were no women in the prison. In the TV series, this is seemingly reduced to him being a friend/underling of Tomas.
  • An Axe to Grind: When he attacks Rick and Oscar in the generator room, he has a big axe as his weapon.
  • Asshole Victim: When even the merciful, doting Hershel is cursing you as an asshole after your death, you know you qualify for this trope.
  • Batter Up!: He uses a bat as his main weapon when fighting walkers.
  • Boom, Headshot!: At the hands of Oscar.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the comic/novel, he flees from the prison before dying from an unknown cause and being put down by Lilly Caul after reanimation. Here, he's killed by Oscar in the prison.
  • Devoured by the Horde: This is heavily implied to be his fate after Rick locks him in a courtyard with a bunch of walkers, though it is averted when he shows up a couple episodes later orchestrating his revenge.
  • Didn't Think This Through: He plans to use the walkers to kill the inhabitants of the prison so that he can retake it. However, since he is inside the prison while carrying out this plan, he's basically trapped himself inside a building full of walkers. Even if he survives, it's unlikely he can fend off other survivors by himself.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: For the first half of Season 3.
  • The Dragon: To Tomas, being the only prisoner to follow his orders without protest.
  • Dragon Ascendant: He proves to be far deadlier than Tomas, managing to survive near-certain death, orchestrating a walker attack on the prison that leads to two major character deaths, and even holding his own in a fight against Rick.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is just as freaked out as the others after watching Tomas brutally kill Big Tiny and even tries to get Rick to save the latter somehow before his death.
  • Friend to Psychos: It looks like Tomas was the weapon that Andrew aimed at the rest of the prison, judging by the rather devastating intellect displayed under From Nobody to Nightmare.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Despite appearing to be Tomas' lackey, he manages to cripple the group to the point of being a Hero Killer.
  • Hero Killer: His plan to take back the prison directly and indirectly leads to the deaths of two notable Atlanta survivors: T-Dog and Lori.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He trusts Oscar to be on his side and shoot Rick, after Oscar had just thrown a barrel at him.
  • Moe Greene Special: Oscar kills him by shooting him in the eye.
  • Not Quite Dead: He is believed to be dead after Rick locks him in a courtyard full of walkers, but he later turns up alive in "Killer Within", with disastrous consequences.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: In his first appearance, he seems like nothing more than a lackey for Tomas, taking an ineffectual swing at Rick and presumably getting himself killed as a result. The next time he's seen is after surviving getting locked in the courtyard full of walkers, unleashes a horde of them on the heroes, and holds his own in a one-on-one fight against Rick.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Tomas is killed, Andrew bolts and is left to his fate by Rick, only to come back two episodes later and die for real.
  • Spanner in the Works: Setting off the alarms ends up luring even more walkers to the prison's surrounding area.
  • Tattooed Crook: He has tattoos on his chest and is in prison for an unspecified crime.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Great job running off into the darkness unarmed, mate. Amazingly, he survives and wrecks havoc on the survivors.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Tomas, for some reason. It could be that he shared the relationship with Tomas that his comic counterpart had with Dexter.


"Shit happens."

Portrayed By: Nick Gomez

Voiced By: José Escobosa (Spanish dub), Ingo Albrecht (German dub), Andrea Lavagnino (Italian dub), Anatole de Bodinat (French dub)

Seasons: 3

Tomas is the leader of the prisoners, having held a position of authority even before the Zombie Apocalypse. He does not take kindly to Rick taking charge of the prison. He is killed by Rick after attempting to kill him.

  • Adaptation Name Change: To complement the Race Lift.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Thomas Richards is an unfit and balding man in the comics. Here, he is given a fit and badass appearance similar to the Governor's comic counterpart.
  • Adaptational Badass: Thomas Richards is an Action Survivor at best, while Tomas can kick ass if he needs to.
  • Asshole Victim: Killed by Rick after trying to slice him with a machete, and after failing that, throwing a walker onto him.
  • Ax-Crazy: After Big Tiny is (presumably) infected, Tomas immediately takes his pickaxe and destroys his head, hitting it over and over until there is nothing left and remaining totally nonchalant about it. Keep in mind that this is someone he's been locked up with for at least eight months.
  • Composite Character: His role in the story best resembles Dexter, while his appearance matches the comic version of the Governor and his name is the Spanish equivalent of Thomas Richards.
  • Death by Adaptation: Both of his prisoner counterparts were able to stick long enough in the comics, while he doesn't even last a single episode (excluding his last minute appearance in the previous one).
  • Gangbangers: He is implied to have been a gang member prior to being imprisoned.
  • Ironic Echo: "Shit happens." In record time, too.
  • Jerkass: He's antagonistic and rude to Rick's group from the moment he's introduced.
  • The Leader: Of the prison survivors.
  • Mugging the Monster: He tries to kill Rick twice with walkers but Rick soon kills him.
  • Powerful Pick: He uses a small pickaxe as his main melee weapon.
  • Race Lift: Tomas' comic counterparts Thomas Richards and Dexter are white and black, respectively.
  • Starter Villain: For Season 3. He's dead by the second episode; his lackey, Andrew, takes over as the season's Disc-One Final Boss from there.
  • Tattooed Crook: He has numerous tattoos covering his body and is likely incarcerated for a violent crime, given how Ax-Crazy he is.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He thinks he can push Rick and his crew around, despite having seen the number of walkers they wasted taking the prison. Then he tries to kill Rick and tells him that "shit happens". A machete to his head by Rick was really the only way that situation was going to end.
  • Villain Has a Point:
    • When Daryl tries to order the prisoners to leave since they’re free to go, Tomás points out that if a group of non-criminals is in the prison, they likely don’t have anywhere else to go.
    • Once he understands that there is no chance of saving Big Tiny’s life, he kills him despite Big Tiny’s desperate insistence that he’s fine and Andrew’s attempts to save him. It’s brutal and shows how unhinged he is, but Big Tiny would inevitably have to be put down at some point.
  • Villains Never Lie: Played for Laughs when he warns Rick not to open a certain door in the kitchen. Rick thinks he’s just being an uncooperative ass, but finds out the hard way where the five have been relieving themselves for the past several months and that there was a very good reason Tomás said not to open the door. Tomás can’t stop himself from laughing his ass off - he warned him!

    Big Tiny 

Big Tiny

Portrayed By: Theodus Crane

Voiced By: Iñaki Crespo (Spanish dub), Tilo Schmitz (German dub), Saïd Amadis (French dub)

Seasons: 3

Big Tiny is the muscle of the prison survivors who was serving a fifteen year sentence before the Zombie Apocalypse.

  • The Big Guy: The producers described him as the "muscle" of the prison survivors...
  • Big Guy Fatality Syndrome: ...which doesn't do him much good when he freaks out fighting walkers.
  • Black Dude Dies First: Aside from being the first inmate to die, he's also the first living casualty of Season 3.
  • Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics.
  • Character Death: After being scratched by a walker, Tomas brutally murders him.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He expresses concern for his mother after learning of the walker apocalypse.
  • Gentle Giant: He's pretty soft-spoken and nice despite his huge, intimidating size and strength.
  • Ironic Nickname: "Tiny" is anything but.
  • Mighty Glacier: During the prison group's first fight scene, he attacks slower than the others, yet delivers the most damage to the walkers he's fighting. Too bad that's his only fight scene.
  • Nice Guy: He seems to be a pretty decent guy and is never hostile to Rick, unlike Tomás and Andrew.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: For the brief time he's onscreen, he's only ever addressed by his nickname.
  • Red Shirt: Gets almost zero characterization before being killed.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies halfway through his first episode.
  • Zombie Infectee: He gets scratched by a walker while clearing the prison. After Rick declares that he is going to die, Tomas kills him.



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Bob Stookey
"Nightmares end. They shouldn't end who you are."

Portrayed By: Lawrence Gilliard Jr.

Voiced By: Ricardo Escobar (Spanish dub), Daigo Fujimaki (Japanese dub), Asad Schwarz-Msesilamba (German dub), Bertrand Nadler (French dub), Gianfranco Miranda (Italian dub), Rudolf Kubík (Czech dub), Kálid Artúr (Hungarian dub)

Seasons: 4-5

"Two times, two different groups. I was the last one standing. Like I was supposed to see it happen over and over, like it's some kind of curse."

Bob Stookey is a former army medic who is recruited by Daryl and Glenn into the group during the Time Skip between Seasons 3 and 4. Bob's struggles with his alcoholism cause the group much grief during his initial runs, getting one man killed and nearly compromising their effort to retrieve medicine to fight the plague wiping out the prison. Bob returns to the prison only to take part in the climactic final battle with The Governor that destroys his new home. However, to his relief, he finds himself surviving alongside Maggie and Sasha, breaking his streak of being the Sole Survivor of any camp he joins.

He develops a relationship with Sasha, but tragically, he is bitten shortly after the group's successful escape from Terminus. Bob doesn't let anyone in on the secret, and soon finds himself as the dinner of Gareth and the Hunters, gleeful that they're apparently eating "tainted meat". He is returned to his group, and ultimately dies peacefully with Sasha after the Hunters are defeated, having left Rick some sage advice about how to keep on living.

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Grey in the comics, black in the show.
  • Adaptation Expansion/Ascended Extra: In the comics, Bob was a minor character in Woodbury who saved the Governor's life. In the show he has an altered backstory (Here, he has nothing to do with Woodbury) and is a main character.
  • Adaptational Angst Upgrade: Aside from the alcoholism, he is also plagued by his Survivor Guilt.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Besides the Race Lift, his age is reduced for the show.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Possibly. His comic counterpart is a resident of Woodbury and is an ally of The Governor.
  • Age Lift: He is much younger here than in the comics.
  • The Alcoholic: He has a rather severe drinking problem. In "30 Days Without An Accident", he struggles to walk past some alcohol during a supply run and nearly takes some with him. In Indifference, he tells Daryl that the alcohol helps him cope with being the Sole Survivor of two other groups, particularly when the silence of being alone got to him.
    • It's to the point he nearly dies for the sake of saving a bottle of hooch and almost draws his gun when Daryl prepares to throw the bottle away.
  • The Aloner: He's ended up as the Sole Survivor of a group twice before joining Rick's group. Each time he suffered extreme loneliness being left on his own.
  • An Arm and a Leg: A Type 3 occurs to him in "Strangers" when he is knocked out and captured by the Hunters. He awakens to find Gareth and the other cannibals had cut most of his left leg off to eat it.
  • Badass Angster: Despite being a trained soldier and all-around competent fighter, he spends a good amount of time against angsting over his Survivor's Guilt and alcoholism and other assorted problems.
  • Black Dude Dies First: While not the first casualty of Season 5, he's the first member of Rick's group to die during the season.
  • Combat Medic: He served in the army as a medic.
  • Composite Character: Since Dale dies early, Bob (or rather his leg) picks up his role as The Hunters' food and as the "tainted meat".
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Completely averted. Of all the horrible deaths that have befallen the cast throughout the show, Bob gets probably the most peaceful, almost heartwarming death of all. He's bitten, and his leg is cut off and eaten by the Hunters, but he doesn't appear to be in any pain as he slowly dies. Not only does he die with the knowledge that his surrogate family have killed the Hunters, but he gets to say goodbye to all of them, and spends his final moments smiling with Sasha.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Several episodes after his death, he appears to the dying Tyreese in a vision along with several other deceased characters.
  • Death by Adaptation: His comic counterpart is still alive according to The Other Wiki.
  • A Death in the Limelight: Has a lot of screentime in his last two episodes.
  • Defiant to the End: Attempted this against the Hunters, but they didn't kill him after he mocked them by eating his "tainted meat".
  • Dissonant Serenity: After the fall of the prison, Bob is oddly cheerful and upbeat. Sasha tells him it's fine to be glad he is alive, but Bob tells her that isn't why he is smiling and doesn't elaborate. Later he reveals that he's smiling because he's broken his trend. Their group may have fallen apart, but he's not alone anymore.
    • When he's captured by the Hunters and is being Eaten Alive, he's rather amused, which eventually does unnerve the Hunters. He smugly reveals that he had been bitten, and they'd been eating "tainted meat".
  • Face Death with Dignity: No hysterical struggling, he just calmly said goodbye to his surrogate family before he goes out with a smile.
  • Go Out with a Smile: After briefly passing into unconsciousness, he claims he dreamed of Sasha smiling at him, and thus, he dies smiling with her at his side.
  • Hates Being Alone: Bob's main motivation. He's spent more time than he counted alone after two groups fell apart, so he'll readily risk his life and overcome any obstacle to avoid being alone again.
  • Ignored Epiphany: He feels bad that his rampant alcoholism indirectly killed Zach, but does not try very hard to stop himself.
  • The Load: Only when he encounters alcohol. On his first scavenging mission for the group he brings disaster onto them by bringing a shelf down onto himself, becoming trapped and forcing the others to try and free him while fighting off walkers attracted by the commotion.
    • On his second, Bob, while on a mission to get medical supplies, fails to get any and instead takes a bottle of hooch.
  • Mercy Kill: The only person he had killed prior to joining the Prison community was a woman who asked to be killed.
  • Nice Guy: Issues aside, he was generally friendly to everyone. The only real exception was when he threatened Daryl after the latter threatened to get rid of his booze, though they ultimately made up, and until his death he remained one of the most hopeful and upbeat survivors.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Him knocking over the alcohol shelf in "30 Days Without An Accident" while successfully resisting the urge to take some results in dozens of walkers falling through the roof of the store, one of which ends up killing Zach.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Averted: when the prison is attacked by the Governor again, Bob is shot through the right shoulder. He quickly has Maggie and Sasha check for an exit wound, and after they confirm there is one, he remarks that he can wait to treat it and resumes shooting. He treats it after the battle, but a few days later he is still bleeding from the wound and his right arm is noticeably weaker.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Though he doesn't know for sure if it'll kill them, he delivers a great one to the Hunters as he reveals they've been eating "tainted meat".
    Bob: I've been bitten, you stupid pricks! I'm tainted meat!!
  • Race Lift: Was white in the comics, and now black for the show.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Introduced in the Season 4 premiere. Justified due to numerous survivors joining during the Time Skip.
  • Sacrificial Lion: He is the first casualty of Rick's group in Season 5.
  • Ship Tease: With Sasha. They become an item in Season 5, briefly, until his death.
  • Skewed Priorities: Due to his work as a medic, he feels the need to check a bullet wound while still fighting.
  • Survivor Guilt: A big issue for him. Before joining the prison group, Bob was reportedly part of two other groups, both of which he was the only survivor. He also expresses guilt over Zach's death, which he indirectly caused.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: He started off as a very pessimistic and struggling alcoholic. He becomes more upbeat and optimistic over time.
  • Younger and Hipper: His comic counterpart is much older.
  • Zombie Infectee: He's bitten early in Season 5 and dies of the bite in the next episode. His status as this, however, comes back to literally bite the Hunters in the ass when they eat his leg.


Dr. Caleb Subramanian

Portrayed By: Sunkrish Bala

Voiced By: Fernando Cabrera (Spanish dub), Michael Bauer (German dub), Marc Saez (French dub), Marco Bassetti (Italian dub)

Seasons: 4

Dr. Caleb Subramanian is one of the new residents of the prison.

  • And Then John Was a Zombie: After dying from the flu that is going around the prison he reanimates as a walker and is put down by Hershel.
  • Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics.
  • Contamination Situation: While treating the illness that infects the prison, Caleb is infected but still does his best to help Hershel care for the other patients. He dies shortly before the group sent to get medicine to treat it returns.
  • First-Name Basis: Hershel is the only one to call him Caleb, demonstrating their friendship.
  • Eye Scream: His reanimated self gets a knife in the eye from Hershel.
  • In-Series Nickname: Most of the characters call him Dr. S.
  • The Medic: He is the first actual doctor to join the group, and his medical knowledge comes in handy in figuring out that a disease killed Patrick and Charlie.
  • Mercy Kill: He stabs an unnamed prison resident in the head after they die to prevent him from reanimating. Is also the recipient of it when he dies of the disease and turns, courtesy of Hershel.
  • Non-Action Guy: Justified. He is The Medic.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Introduced in the Season 4 premiere. Justified due to numerous survivors joining during the Time Skip.



Portrayed By: Kyle Gallner

Voiced By: Juan Logar Jr. (Spanish dub), Niclas Lutz (German dub)

Seasons: 4

Zach is a college student who joined the group during the time skip between Seasons 3 and 4. He is dating Beth Greene.

  • Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics.
  • Eaten Alive: The walker that gets him begins eating him before a fallen helicopter breaks through the ceiling and drops onto them.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Towards Daryl. Part of this is trying to guess what Daryl did before the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • Love Interest: For Beth. Daryl even pokes fun at him for acting like a romance novel boyfriend.
  • Nice Guy: What little we see of him makes him out as a nice, normal, down-to-earth guy.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Freeing Bob from being trapped under a fallen shelf results in him being bitten by a walker and crushed by a helicopter.
  • Rasputinian Death: As he's being Eaten Alive by a walker, he's crushed by a destroyed helicopter that falls through the ceiling.
  • Red Shirt/We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies in his debut episode, breaking the group's 30 days without incidents.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Introduced in the Season 4 premiere, but has apparently been around long enough to become an item with Beth. Justified due to numerous survivors joining during the Time Skip.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: The very first casualty of Season 4.



Portrayed By: Vincent Martella

Voiced By: Adolfo Moreno (Spanish dub), Konrad Bösherz (German dub), Arthur Pestel (French dub)

Seasons: 4

Patrick is a new resident of the prison who becomes friends with Carl.



Portrayed By: Brandon Carroll

Seasons: 4

David is a new resident of the prison who takes place in "cleaning up" the Prison fence with Sasha and Karen.

  • Canon Foreigner: He never appeared in the comics.
  • Contamination Situation: David is isolated along with Karen in a cell after she mentions he too is showing symptoms of the sickness. She and David are then murdered and burned by Carol to stop the disease from spreading further.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. He shares the same name with Tara Chambler's father from the same season he appeared in, an Alexandria survivor from Season 6 and a Savior from Season 7.
  • Red Shirt: He gets no more screen time than the unnamed prison residents, and is only notable for having been murdered by Carol alongside Karen.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Introduced in the Season 4 premiere. Justified due to numerous survivors joining after the abandonment of Woodbury and the Time Skip between seasons.

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Lizzie Samuels
"They're not dead, they're just...different."

Portrayed By: Brighton Sharbino

Voiced By: Cristina Yuste (Spanish dub), Mii Miki (Japanese dub), Josina Jagnow (German dub), Emmylou Homs (French dub), Margherita De Risi (Italian dub)

Seasons: 4, 5 (hallucination)

Lizzie is the eldest daughter of Ryan. Her already disturbed mindset is being further twisted by the Zombie Apocalypse.

  • Age Lift: In the comic, Ben and Billy are twins. The show explicitly states that she is Mika's older sister, and Mika herself appears to be the same age as the twins in the comics.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: She clearly has some sort of psychosis or delusional disorder. Unfortunately for her and everyone else, There Are No Therapists.
  • Anti-Hero: Even for a Zombie Apocalypse, this girl has some twisted morals. But she is arguably trying to do what she thinks is best. And then she ends up Jumping Off the Slippery Slope.
  • Ax-Crazy: Her behavior in the later half of Season 4 develops into textbook symptoms of violent mental instability. She secretly kills rabbits at night (and not for food), and almost kills Judith with a sense of fascination on her face. In "The Grove", she has degenerated to the point where she murders Mika so that she'll come back as a walker and would've done the same to Judith if Carol and Tyreese hadn't found her. It is implied that she showed some signs of mental illness before the Zombie Apocalypse, since Mika has a system of making her look at flowers when Lizzie starts becoming severely agitated or crazy.
  • Babysitter from Hell: She takes this role out of necessity for Judith since she and Mika are with Judith when they escape the prison attack. Needless to say, Lizzie is not the best candidate for this as she even attempts to kill Judith for crying too much.
  • Berserk Button: Killing her zombie playmates. She actually threatens to kill Carol, reduced to screaming and crying over it.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She kills Alisha and another of the Governor's soldiers to save Tyreese.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Her morals are a bit off, even for the Zombie Apocalypse. Killing people is fine, as they just come back as walkers. Shooting people in the head and killing walkers is murder though, as they don't keep walking around then.
  • Boom, Headshot!: She does this to Alisha during the third prison attack. Later, she's on the receiving end of this courtesy of Carol, after she and Tyreese agree that Lizzie is too unstable to be around people and a potential threat to Judith.
  • Cain and Abel: She murders Mika to bring her back as a walker and prove to Carol and Tyreese that there's nothing wrong with walkers. Somewhat subverted in that there are no animosities between them.
  • Canon Character All Along: She doesn't share a name with any character from the comics. It isn't until her final episode where it's revealed that she's actually the Gender Flipped Ben (who actually appeared on the show, but has nothing in common with his namesake).
  • Children Forced to Kill: Leads the rest of the children in taking up arms during the prison battle in "Too Far Gone", and personally kills two of the Governor's soldiers.
  • Creepy Child: She cares more about walkers than living people, and even her sister calls her "messed up". When Glenn coughs up a large amount of blood and mucus, Lizzie plays with the puddle with her toe. And she was the one who was feeding rats to walkers.
  • Cute and Psycho: Revealed to its full extent in "The Grove". Lizzie was the one who fed rats to the walkers, dissected live rabbits for fun, and believes walkers are just normal people and friendly. She ends up killing Mika so she will turn into a walker, and plans to kill everyone else in her group.
  • Dead Person Conversation: She, Mika, and several other dead characters appear to the dying Tyreese to help him move on.
  • Decomposite Character: While Ben already appeared in the show, she is the one receiving his Character Development from the comics since he's an In Name Only character who bit it off way too soon.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She acts far too calm around walkers, treating them like normal people.
  • Easily Forgiven: Implied, at least from Tyreese's viewpoint. She's one of "good" hallucinations he saw while he's dying in "What Happened and What's Going On", only The Governor and Martin are "bad" hallucinations in said episode. Downplayed in that much of her behavior is suggested to be the result of psychosis rather than any actual malice.
  • Enfant Terrible: Graduates to this in "Too Far Gone", when she guns down two attacking survivors without hesitation or conflicted emotions. Later in "Inmates", she considers smothering Judith when trying to keep her quiet. It blows up in "The Grove" in which she murders Mika and was about to murder Judith, too.
  • Foil:
    • She's most closely compared to Mika and by extension Sophia, having lost her innocence despite her similar upbringing and status. Carol tried to teach Lizzie to fend for herself, correcting her mistakes with Sophia, yet fails anyway as Lizzie is insane.
    • Lizzie acts as a contrast to Carol in Season 4, as Carol acts strictly rational in comparison to Lizzie's irrationality. Carol accepts killing as a necessity, but does so only after deliberation and she hates it anyway. Lizzie meanwhile embraces death in all its forms without thought or real understanding.
    • To Hershel. Both at first believe walkers are just normal people (though Hershel thinks it's a disease) and lose loved ones to it. However Hershel wises up to his mistake and kills walkers to protect his friends and family wheres Lizzie never does and even kills her sister to prove her point.
  • Gender Flip: Her comic counterpart Ben is male.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Prior to it, she makes some of the most compelling arguments a Zombie Advocate in this universe can make — namely that humans also kill, and that being reanimated as something is arguably better than nothing. Once she's cleared that slope, however...
  • Lack of Empathy: For humans at least. She shows empathy towards the walkers in a creepy way.
  • Let Them Die Happy: Subverted. Carol attempts this when she puts down Lizzie, but Lizzie dies distressed and crying, believing that Carol is angry at her.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's not even a teenager, but she can pull off headshots from several yards away. She later admits to Carol that this was an accident, since it prevented Alisha from coming back.
  • Obliviously Evil: Lizzie does terrible things, but believes that she's doing the right thing and everyone else is wrong. Her reaction to killing Mika, which is exactly the same as Ben's reaction to killing Billy in the comic, is especially notable.
    Lizzie: Don't worry, she'll come back! I didn't hurt her brain.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Introduced in the Season 4 premiere. Justified due to numerous survivors joining during the Time Skip.
  • Replacement Goldfish: She and her sister become ones for Carol in place of Sophia.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: In comparison to her sister, Lizzie is less emotionally strong and is creepily attached to walkers.
  • Tagalong Kid: Is obviously just a kid, and more often than not she's serving this role to Carol.
  • Team Killer: Kills her sister. She would have killed Judith too if Carol and Tyreese hadn't arrived.
  • Token Evil Teammate: Shows signs of this throughout Season 4 before finally being confirmed in "The Grove".
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "Too Far Gone", when she finally puts Carol's weapons training to good use.
  • Tragic Monster: Played with. She goes from sympathizing with the walkers to wanting to become one, and is on the verge of willingly allowing herself to be bitten. Like the walkers she identifies with, she's not actively evil or intentionally malicious... just too dangerous to be allowed to continue living.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Names walkers and mourns their deaths more than humans, plays in gore with her boot, and guns down people. And to top it off, she murders her own sister.
  • Übermensch: She often squabbles with other characters because of her own set of morality.
  • The Unfettered: If she wants to prove a point, she will prove it no matter what.
  • Walking Spoiler: Due to her actions in the latter half of Season 4.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She nearly smothers Judith in an attempt to keep her quiet, and looks extremely fascinated while doing so. She later kills Mika, and is seconds away from killing Judith before Carol and Tyreese interrupt her.
  • Zombie Advocate: She argues that walkers are not dead, just different. She also argues that humans kill, too. In "Infected", she is more upset that her favorite walker on the fence was killed (calling him special) than about her dad dying. When Carol kills a walker that Lizzie was "playing" with, she accuses her of murdering it. She even seems to prefer them to humans, as she kills her sister and almost kills Judith to make them into walkers to "prove" that they're not so bad to Carol and Tyreese.


Mika Samuels
"We can't pretend anymore."

Portrayed By: Kyla Kenedy

Voiced By: Inma Gallego (Spanish dub), Caroline Combes (French dub), Giorgio Ionica (Italian dub)

Seasons: 4, 5 (hallucination)

Mika is the youngest daughter of Ryan.

  • Cain and Abel: The Abel to Lizzie's Cain. Somewhat subverted that there are no animosities between them.
  • Canon Character All Along: She doesn't share a name with any character from the comics. It isn't until her final episode where it's revealed that she's actually the Gender Flipped Billy.
  • The Cassandra: Comes right out and says that her sister is not weak but messed up in their second episode, but neither Carol nor anyone else really gets it until her last appearance.
  • Children Are Innocent: She won't even shoot a deer and sympathizes with hostile survivors, noting that they probably weren't like they are now before the Zombie Apocalypse. She does shoot at walkers if she needs to, knowing (unlike her sister) that there is nothing human left in them.
  • Dead Person Conversation: She, Lizzie, and several other dead characters appear to the dying Tyreese and help him move on.
  • The Fettered: Despite Carol's attempts to harden her, she refuses to kill people, even to save herself.
  • Foil: To her sister. Mika is younger, but more rational and knows that walkers are dangerous but refuses to kill Humans because she thinks its murder, in contrast to Lizzie who thinks walkers are just normal people and that killing walkers is murder. That, and Mika doesn't go insane, while Lizzie does.
  • Gender Flip: Her comic counterpart, Billy, is male. She suffers the same fate, being gutted by her sibling so she can come back as a walker.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: In stark contrast to her sister.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: She's one of the few characters in the show to actually be a totally good person and refuses to kill because of this.
  • Kill the Cutie: Lizzie murders her to make a point to Carol. Carol makes sure to stab her head to prevent reanimation.
  • Nice Girl: Very sweet and friendly to the group and gets along with Tyreese and Carol very well. She's probably one of the single nicest characters in the show.
  • Precocious Crush: Seemed to have developed one for Patrick, until he became a walker.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Introduced in the Season 4 premiere. Justified due to numerous survivors joining during the Time Skip.
  • Replacement Goldfish: She are her sister become ones for Carol in place of Sophia.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: Despite being younger, Mika is much more rational and less creepy than her sister.
  • Tagalong Kid: Tags along with Carol quite often, and is even younger than Carl. She gets better though, see Took a Level in Badass below.
  • Technical Pacifist: Against walkers. Against humans, she is more or less an Actual Pacifist.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: A variation. She has no issues killing walkers, but she believes killing humans is murder. She refuses to hurt people as a result.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Like Sophia. Summed up by Carol when she says Mika "doesn't have a mean bone in her body".
  • Took a Level in Badass: In "The Grove", in which she finally musters up the courage to shoot walkers dead. Nevertheless, she refuses to shoot people and can't bring herself to shoot a deer.


Ryan Samuels

Portrayed By: Victor McCay

Voiced By: Pedro Tena (Spanish dub)

Seasons: 4

Ryan is a survivor who joined the prison community with his daughters Lizzie and Mika.

  • Canon Character All Along: He doesn't share a name with any character from the comics. It wasn't until his daughters' final episode where it's revealed that they're actually the Gender Flipped Ben and Billy, making him the equivalent of Allen (who actually appeared on the show, but has nothing in common with his namesake), which was supported as he got Allen's death scene in the comics.
  • Decomposite Character: While Allen is already in the show, Ryan had perhaps Allen's most pivotal scene from the comics: he gets bitten and asks another member of the group to look after his two children when he dies.
  • Life-or-Limb Decision: Subverted: Carol prepares to amputate his left arm after he gets bitten, but then notices a bite on the back of his neck, which seals his fate.
  • Mercy Kill: After he dies, Carol stabs him in the head to prevent reanimation.
  • Red Shirt: He doesn't get much characterization before being bit and dying in "Infected".
  • Remember the New Guy?: Introduced in the Season 4 premiere. Justified due to numerous survivors joining during the Time Skip.
  • Zombie Infectee: He is bitten on his left arm and the back of his neck when walkers attack D-Block, and suffers for a while before dying.


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