Top 10 Walking Dead Characters

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1Daryl Dixon

Definitely the perfect person for the Apocalypse. He knows how to survive, fight, kill, and doesn't need other people to help him. What really makes him perfect though, is the fact that he isn't helping other people, smart enough to take orders and not sides, and work as a team with the rest of the characters - shadownite90

He's a character that really changes throughout the seasons he starts off a lot like his brother but over time he changes into a nicer person! He's a really complex character that I have laughed and cried with! He gets funny 1 liners and some badass scenes like pulling an arrow from his stomach to shoot a walker! And there is the potential for a relationship with carol (another great character)! I just hope do much he won't get killed in season 4 like the writer is implying I'm praying its not goodbye daryl if it is no one watching will have a dry eye!

Daryl is one of those guys that plays the perfect role. He's tough, he acts as if the apocalypse is nothing new, and he goes out there with worrying and does his best. Has great survival skills and cares, (you can tell he cares by how much work he put into trying to find sophia)

He's absolutely adorable, cute and funny! And there's nothing yummier than a gorgeous man that really knows how to handle a bow!

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2Rick Grimes

Good guy, marksman and a great father I couldn't think of a better character if I tried and if you think about how he has progressed of the seasons from being; season 1 a badass season 2 a leader and season 3 he shows his emotional side after losing so much and gaining so little.

He's the main character and always been there for them & is the leader & been through more then anybody had to do. like kill shane, raise 2 children by himself, and lost his wife, and he risk his life for anybody in his group.

For some reason Rick's a lot more interesting in season 3. Maybe its cause he actually has a reason to be so miserable now :P

He's the ideal leader, and a badass, that's about all you need.

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3Glenn Rhee

At the beginning of the series Glenn always risked his life for the group and had the most upbeat nature. I felt in series 3 he got worse because of always having to worry about Maggie. I just wan't Glenn back to how he was in season 1 and 2.

Ever sense the beginning of the show, glenn has always been the kind of guy I would want to survive with. He is also, in my opinion, one of the best characters on the show, simply because of his development. Oh, and then there's the scene where he kills the zombie with the chair, making anything darrl has ever done look about as badass as cuddling with teddy bears.

Gleen Rhee has been my favorite from the start. His kind-heartedness, his humanity, his heart and compassion has been overlooked, but considering how hardened, and how many hardships he has gone through, and yet retain that semblance of humanity and pure heart is a feat I believe the new world, or rather, the world after the zombie apocalypse needs, not Rick Grimes' kill or be killed mentality nor Daryl Dixon's bad-assery. I have a lot to say, but to make it simple, with all that the group and Glenn has gone through, and how he turned out to be and reacted every single time makes me admire, respect and root for him to survive more than any other character. I want a good guy like him, in this brutal world, to survive because more than anyone, I believe he deserves it the most, if not for his resourcefulness and humanity, it's his selflessness and pure heart; he may not be the cold and hardened leader like Rick, or the skilled and bad-ass fighter, but he has grown into a balanced ...more

He is definitely becoming a good leader

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4Michonne

She's the most badass girl on this whole show. I like how she's the strong but silent type. She can also be very funny and sweet (when she got Carl his picture back). How badass is it that she carried two walkers on chains and slices their heads off with a ninja sword?! The best character by far.

A girl. Good guy. Mysterious. Smart. Intuitive. Bad-ass. What more could anyone possibly want you in a favorite character.

I love Michonne! She is independent and also gentle. She can fight and handle herself! If I needed to partner up with anyone to outrun walkers it would be Michonne!

Michonne I feel is kind of like the female version of Daryl. She is fast thinking and can use the weapon of her choice well! She knows how to survive when it comes to shelter, food and being attacked by walkers.

One thing that Michonne has that many others don't (except for maybe Daryl) is she can tell a good hearted man from a not so good hearted. She wasn't fooled by the Governor. This is a big key to survival and not many have that!

I vote for Michonne!

Love her so much, such a badass. My favorite character on the show. She's so calm, cool, and collected but she doesn't play when the people she cares about are in danger. I absolutely love everything about her.

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5Hershel GreeneHershel Greene is a fictional character in The Walking Dead whose role is depicted in the comic book, television series as portrayed by Scott Wilson and the game series.

He's an asset to the team without him there is no medic

Hershel was all around a great guy. He took over and even did a better job of being a moral compass for the group when dale died. Even after his leg was cut off he was always optimistic, and you could tell he cared about this group deeply. He risked his life to save others all the way until the end, and I feel like a little bit of me died with him

He is such a great member of the team, help them in ways that the other characters can't. Keep there humanity if you will, he keeps them together and without him a lot of the characters would die.

How can you not like Santa

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6Carol Peletier

Carol is my favorite character in my opinion because she has become the strongest person in the group, not physically but emotionally. I thought she would never cope with the loss of her daughter but she used that sadness and uses it to make her stronger.

The most consistently developed character in the entire series thus far. A capable, empowered female character, the last original female survivor of the entire series from the season 1 Atlanta Camp group and the last remaining survivor of her immediate family. A domestic abuse victim and frail woman turned total firm decision maker, vigorous survivor and total leadership material all in just 4 seasons. Amazingly portrayed and iconic! Carol!

Great overall character and has turned into a real badass.

Carol Peletier has had the greatest character development in the series and is one badass woman. She cares about "team family" and will do anything to protect them.

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7Merle DixonMerle Dixon is a fictional character from the horror drama television series The Walking Dead, which airs on AMC in the United States and is based on the comic book series of the same name.

Merle was my favorite character because his whereabouts and whether he's dead or not is unknown. This is a mystery in the rest of season one and all of season two but even though it took him sol long to return, he wasn't forgotten about because of the fact that his brother was in the group and someone would mention him every now and then. His return was a shock and he also had a knife on his arm, which I think was the most badass weapon on the show. The way he went out was heroic and sad for a lot of people because they just started to like him. I've always liked him but was glad to see him go just was hoping it wouldn't be this soon.

Merle was the most interesting character to watch in The Walking Dead It's a real shame he's gone, and just when he started to be the hero!

He was killed off too soon. The character had so much potential to become so much more. By far my favorite character on the television show.

He is awesome

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8Maggie Greene

I love her, almost as much as I love her love interest Glenn. She can kill walkers, take care of Judith, all while remaining feminine and kind-hearted. She's cool and I can't wait to see more of her.

She is such a strong woman. She some how takes care of Judith and ask very motherly toward her, she loves Glenn and he loves her probably because she's a fighter and can probably kill a walker in her sleep. She is my favorite on the show because she has so many aspects to her that I aspire to be

She is so underrated. She doesn't even appear in some promos, but she has been here for a long time and she has done awesome things, she helped the group more than Carol, Michonne or even Glenn, but people don't want to see a simple woman being badass, they prefer the crossbow man and the katana girl. But I hope and I believe that Maggie will be one of the last humans standing. She is so cool and she will always be my favorite. The last Greene!

Maggie is a badass, Mother like chic

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9The GovernorThe Governor is a fictional character and a primary antagonist from the The Walking Dead comic book and television series.

He was the most compelling character on the show. I can't remember an episode he appeared in where every moment he had on screen didn't fascinate me. I'd kill him on sight in real life, but I find I really miss his presence on The Walking Dead. He was just so unpredictable. It's a rare villain that can both garner my sympathy and make me thoroughly enjoy watching his heinous actions. In fact, he has to be one of my favorites of all time, and I can't commend David Morrissey enough for his portrayal. I really hope he's worked in again somehow.

He was the best character on the show, but he was too far gone. I'm pretty positive he's dead. Although, he was predominantly a charismatic sociopath, there were moments when I felt like he was once a good man before the apocalypse. Morrissey was a sexy, charming, yet despicable Governor. I could never completely hate his character, even though I really wanted to.

He was one of the best characters... I just think people hate on him because he could sometimes be irrational. He was one of the most interesting characters of the show, and it would have been interesting to see how long he could survive. The Prison should have killed his crew, and he should have escaped. He would meet the Rick Later and he'd die in some badass way

Enough of him. They have shot lesser evils readily, and had many chances to weed him out. Although I realize the show needs some kind of bad guy. I'm tired of him.

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10Carl Grimes

This kid is only like 12 and he acts more grown up than anybody else in the entire group.

He has to be an amazing actor to be a kid in an apocalypse. It's hard enough being an adult. He has grown so much from season one to now. I still remember when he was looking at the deer then got shot or when he ate the pudding. He has grown so much. I feel he started showing the most character when he was screaming at Rick after they ran from the prison

Why the hell would you try to spoil the whole show for everyone? It's great that you read the comics, but you can leave the endings to yourself.

I think he should be number 3

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The Contenders

11Dale HorvathDale Horvath is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Jeffrey DeMunn in the American television series of the same name.

A man who stands by his convictions with a fair and kind heart, he might be seen as a relic of the world before the apocalypse. But if the group came across you in the wild and you needed taking in, no one would hear you complaining about Dale, the man who would invariably have your back.

Just an interesting character who kept his humanity closer than his fear.

A Humanist, a real humanist. As we had seen in the case of randall, that poor hostage, he was the only one against executing him. While as for Rick he had grown in a selfish beast willing to do everything for his family, even murdering some poor innocent guy. Though he was not a leader or a great fighter he was the voice of reason and of humanity.

Best Character in the whole series. I was crying when he died.

Dale was my favorite character until he died. Then it became Daryl.

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12Shane WalshShane Walsh is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Jon Bernthal in the American television series of the same name.

Shane served a similar position to the Governor for me in some ways. During his time, Shane was the most interesting character on the show, and I was inclined to agree with most of his decisions. His friendship with Rick was great. He might have been one of the group's most valuable assets if Lori hadn't thoroughly screwed up his head. It's tragic, really. By Season 5, Rick has surpassed Shane in the "warped" morality department. Shane was just ahead of his time. Poor bastard.

A good guy pushed into a truly ungrateful role and slowly succumbing to his jealousy and resentment. He's done a lot for the group, but in the end it's always Rick who takes the glory (and the woman he loves). His best friend comes back from the dead and in a way takes everything from him. He is a central member of the group, and yet he is more alone than most others.
I feel he's a great character because he is an antagonist you can really relate to. Also, he gets under Rick's skin like no other. This was the character death I was most upset about, and they didn't deal with its impact quite as much as I feel they should have.
I feel Daryl can't really fill the position Shane had with Rick.

Shane was fun as hell to watch cause he was the wild card. The governor was a predictable villain that was just crazy from the get-go whereas with Shane we got to watch his insanity grow over two seasons which kept us on edge the whole time.

He and the governor are get married in hell.

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13Theodore "T-Dog" Douglas

He's black... That's all you need to know.

They should not of killed him off.

T-DOG so sad he died they really should have done a lot more with his character.

The comment below!

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14Beth GreeneBeth Greene is a fictional character from the American horror drama television series, The Walking Dead, created by season two showrunner, Glen Mazzara, and portrayed by Emily Kinney.

Beth is my favorite character by far! She has had a hard time in the zombie apocalypse by getting attacked by her dead mom, suicide attempt and seeing her father's head get sliced off. She isn't the usual character to be able to survive a zombie apocalypse and that's why I like her she is a usual 18 year old girl trying to live and be happy

I was so upset when she died! And right after an entire season of developing her character! And I loved her relationship with Daryl. Even if it wasn't leading anywhere romantic it was still a brother/sister or father/daughter kind of relationship and I thought that after hersel died then she would be the person that everyone looked to for hope and an inspiring speech every once in a while! So sad. She was defiantly a great character

Beth is without a doubt my favorite character in the walking dead. I really don't get people who hate her because we'd probably be exactly like her if we were in an apocalypse. She's been through so much yet she's so strong.

Poor Maggie! Found out she was alive and then came out dead!

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15Morgan Jones

He feels more human than the other characters. I am not sure if I would be able to pull that trigger in the very first episode. In Season 3, he was so emotionally broken due to the brutal loss of his son, so now he has nobody in his life. For me, he is the most intriguing character on the show.

Though he is not my favorite I think he should be higher because all the stuff he went through, losing his son and going crazy, writing stuff on walls, setting up traps. I would like to see him in season 5 or something.

Hoping for a comeback season 4! This guy knows how to survive!

Best character in any show ever

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16AndreaAndrea is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Laurie Holden in the American television series of the same name.

Actually Rick's my favorite and Carol a close second, but I'm voting for Andrea since y'all were just horrible about her in the third season (well not all of you, but enough and I found that sad! ). Andrea and Carol were always my favorite female characters although I think Maggie's great too. She has a good heart- beautiful, strong, compassionate, emotional, ultimately good values... She did a good job before the apocalypse, and she was trying her best afterwards to find herself and her values again, especially after the loss of her little sister. How can you hate on someone who was just trying to do the right thing, as well as find a little something worth living for? The fact that she still tried to find love where she could and had innocence in her heart after everything was hopeful, not stupid. Also, Michonne is cool and all but she should have spoken up more and actually told Andrea what was going on, instead of leaving her there in ignorance as some sort of punishment for not ...more

People don't understand that Andrea wanted Peace. She had just gotten over illness and she was grateful for the stability woodbury offered. Michonne should have pulled Andrea to the side and let her friend know whats up. Andrea finally found peace at woodbury and her mistake was that she didn't see the bigger picture. I love/hated her. She was the most realistic character on the show. A beautiful strong female character with so many flaws. That made her interesting. I liked hoe she always stood up for Shane and even fell for the Governor because she is a human being. She got herself caught in between two worlds. I miss her being on the show but I loved the way she died. It was epic to me! She finally got her peace... just in death while the others are still fighting to live in a world that may already be doomed.

She should have lived because she suffered for Amy's death but she copes with Dale's help, also she's very brave and suffered a huge transformation since the Atlanta camp

Amazing woman

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17Tyreese

Why in gods name is he not first? He, rick, carol, and Daryl are the ONLY characters developing at all and learning the benefits of forgiveness and apology. Carol just admitted to tyreese in "the grove" that she killed Karen and David, she did so right after she shot her adopted daughter. That's tough right there. But tyreese forgave her and that's the damn toughest thing anybody has ever done on the show.

Tyreese is clearly the all-time greatest TWD character! He is first and foremost a HUMAN BEING and never loses sight of that. I also really really love Glenn for this reason. Tyreese comes out on top for me though because he's SUCH a loving and sensitive soul on the inside, and a huge, tough, sexy, zombie-killin' badass on the outside. Miss that dude.

Badass zombie killer, not my favourite, but he deserves better than 15. Tyreese would be the perfect last man standing together with daryl

Tyreese was one of the best he was amazing

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18Abraham Ford

Abraham has such a great sense of humor mixed with a cognizant appreciation about how messed up certain situations are; yet he continues to work hard & lead others. I would like to believe that his character is much like what I'd would be like during the zombie apocalypse.

"Extremely intriguing and hilarious sentence composition with this guy. Super bad-ass, redneck way of speaking, and relatively complex. There's a lot of potential to develop this guy in Season 6.

The toughest and all around most bad-ass character in The Walking Dead.

A awesome funny badass!

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19Axel

Man I loved axel! He brought some humor to the show in a dark time for everyone. He's a great guy in real life too! I met him at a convention a few years back and he just joked the whole time and talked to everyone like they were a real person and not just another meaningless fan of the show!

He was awesome and he had the best mustache around! And then the governor shot him! R.I.P. Axel we will always remember you...

Nice guy and funny. kindhearted sorry to see him go... Really brutal got shot in head by governor

Axel is awesome

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20Rosita Espinosa

Beautiful character who really deserves to survive. Wouldn't watch the show without her, Beth or Daryl.

She is quite cool seems like she will be a good person

She is awesome. Can't wait to see more of her. Love her.

She's too beautiful and keeps the views up in my opinion... especially since she gets the guys attention (besides Maggie)

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