Top 10 Best The Walking Dead Characters

The Top Ten
1 Daryl Dixon Daryl Dixon is a fictional character from the American television series The Walking Dead portrayed by Norman Reedus. He is an original character and has no comic counterpart.

Daryl is a modern day Superman. He knows how to kill zombies, villains and other undesirables. He's constantly saving people! He's a super quick thinker and gets out of the scariest and most insane situations! He has the perfect skills (powers) to survive. He's not egotistic and knows how to be a team player. He's a badass but what's most endearing is how much he cares about people... From the effort to find Sophie, Beth and risking his life to return insulin for unknown girl. We love Daryl because he's the type of man, friend, brother, husband, son we'd all love to have in our lives! If Darling dies WE RIOT!

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 Dixon is the best T.V. series character for a very long time! He is strong, powerful, good tactics, he know how to survive - he can find food, water, shelter. He knows how to move around in the woods and moreover he is the most changing person in TWD! From a really big ass to a guy, who cares on his family, on people that loves him, care about him, respect him. When he hold Judith for the first time - he show his real face. For me, he should lead the group. When I see scenes with Daryl I experience a scene with him - I laughing and crying, I'm scared about him! He had a lot of funny and also badass scenes. And his relationship with Carol is special (but I preferred Beth).

Daryl is the main character in the show. And he need to, he has to live an survive to the end of the series. I don't see another option. We love him - Daryl Dixon. He doesn't exist in the comic - but in the show he is the best, most important character almost for everyone!

He knows how to fight and is good at tracking. He cut open a zombies stomache to see what it had been eating. If you ask me that is really hardcore stuff. Also he is also a really good aim with his crossbow. He is very attractive which also brings more attention to him. He has changed from being like his brother to being a good man. Remember the scene when helped a family. The man was surrounded by walkers and the baby and mother were stuck in a car surrounded by walkers. The baby was crying which was even attracting more walkers. Merle told him that it was not worth it to help them but he went on and helped them escape. Even though he could not understand what they were saying because they were speaking a different language he still helped them.

2 Rick Grimes Richard "Rick" Grimes is a fictional character and the protagonist in the comic book series The Walking Dead and in the television series of the same name, portrayed by Andrew Lincoln.

I fell in love with Rick the moment he woke up in the hospital. I'd never want to watch the show without him. It just wouldn't be the same. He's a good guy, someone you can't help but respect. After everything he's been through, he still has a decency about him, a human component that hasn't been touched. He's a wonderful father and a best friend you could ever hope for. He's had to do things that no one else has had to do and that no one should have to do. He took on the responsibility of being a leader and is the best choice for the job. He always comes up with the great solutions. The difference between him and all the other leaders they come across is that he is a good person, not mentally insane, his leadership hasn't gone to his head and he's not trying to take over the world. He's fair and doesn't steal from people. He just wants a place to for he and his people to live so they won't be attacked by walkers. I never want to see them leave Alexandria. They at least deserve that.

Best character in my opinion. Rick Grimes is the main character and I like him the best for his actions and for what he does and his development. Season 1 Rick is a very nice Rick, Season 2 Rick a rational and reasonable Rick, Season 3 Rick a more survival and group fighting Rick aggression more intense and crazy, Season 4 Rick less crazy more violent and brutal, Midseason and Season finale are examples, Shane level Season 5 Rick even more brutal and violent Rick somewhat reasonable survivor like. Season 6 Most part Rick is much calmer and nicer still a lot of survival instinct, more brutal after Hilltop and attacking Negan's compound, over confident thinking Negan is nothing and scared and broken down at the end of season 6. Man he is the perfect character for the apocalypse.

He is a fighter, a survivor. He has deadly accuracy, good wits, a strong sense of danger, and a quick draw and is good about thinking on his feet. He is probably the best with a gun in TWD, and is gotta be one of the best with close-quarters. Not only this he is a leader. He lead the Atlanta group, then he met the Greene family and took them in. After the farm was overrun he led them through winter in the wild, then they found the prison and defeated an army estimated around 70 and scared them off without a single man dying on his side. Then he led them through the Terminus problem. Protected them until Alexandria, protected people there. He just is the protagonist he is the hero he is the good guy.

He bites and rips a crazy man's throat as if he was a walker, on the border of being insane and the most sensible person in a post-apocalyptic world, has a sense of justice that save the most lives while trying not to lose his humanity and (with the help of his group) over threw a cannibal compound, a tyrant's town and prove to be the most responsible leader in the safest community they have.

3 Glenn Rhee Glenn Rhee is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Steven Yeun in the AMC television series of the same name.

So pissed that they killed him off, so that AMC could save Daryl's overrated white fan favorite ass. First off, I hate it when people say that Glenn was too moral and weak to make it through the apocalypse. The fact that he was able to hold on to both his humanity and be badass at the same time takes an extraordinary amount of strength. No, he wasn't a ruthless and cold survivor, like Rick, Daryl, or Carol, but he also wasn't the annoying over-moralizing type of survivors, like Dale and Andrea. Also, they killed him off for pure shock value because this show has some narrow minded belief that being kind is a weakness, and because they couldn't pull the trigger on Daryl instead. Don't say that "it happened in the comics" or that "Steven asked for it." They've changed many things from the comics before, including the existence of Daryl Dixon, and T.V. Maggie and Glenn were very different from comic Glenn and Maggie, so they could have easily gotten away with keeping Glenn alive on the ...more

Glenn has always been there from the beginning to help. He grew a lot over the six seasons. He saved Rick when he was caught in the tank even though he put the others in danger but Rick and Glenn together saved the group and the complaining Andrea. I will miss Glenn and the goodness he brought to the group wanting ro involve everyone just not the original group. Its sad he wont get to see his baby and be a father. The show didn't need to kill 2 main characters. It made the wait even worse. Six months of hoping it wouldn't be Glenn and the show would change it up from the comic. Not what I was expecting and not a good choice for the show for me anyway. I will always watch till the end no matter how mad I get at some of the show runners choices. I get tired of people threatning not to watch if someone gets killed off. Don't ruin it for the rest of the fans who want to watch till the very end!

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

Glenn Rhee has been the best character in the show in my opinion, he was always so cool, calm and collected. He cared about his group dearly (calling them his family) and was willing to risk his life for them when needed. Unlike that of Rick he doesn't lash out and do something stupid from time to time and he gives people chances instead of writing them off for no reason. Also unlike Daryl (who I think is seriously overrated) he does not mope around like a teenager and say stupid things. Glenn made fair decisions, treated people with respect, looked after his wife and group 24/7 and calmed situations that could have gotten seriously out of hand. It was the most heartbreaking moment ever on the show when he died because he had been an amazing character from the very start, from when he first saved Rick from the tank in Atlanta. Glenn had the best morals and will surely be missed by every fan of the show. I believe that he should be favoured more than the likes of Daryl who mopes around ...more

4 Michonne Michonne is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Danai Gurira in the television series of the same name.

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!

There's nothing more exciting then watching michonne slice threw a herd of zombies. But more then that, michonne is one of the most complex and interesting characters. She has great depth, from the lose of her child, to letting her ex and his best friend turn into the dead, and then using them as cattle and for protection. We see the cold, the silence, and the strength of michonne. But we also see her love for the people around her and becoming a friend and parental figure to ricks son carl. Michonne is one of the main reasons I watch the show, and let's be honest, that katana badass.

I'm voting Michonne because she displays true survivor qualities, she lost her son and she kept two walkers on chains by slicing off tso they don't their arms and mouths so they are unable of attacking her and also she can blend in with groups of walkers, which is both smart and mysterious. She has good stealth which is a quality needed. Whilst Daryl only needs a crossbow, Michonne only needs a samurai sword which shows she just as bad-ass as Daryl is. But what makes her such an amazing character is how she is willing to show that she doesn't need to be saved and of how much morality she posseses and what a kind heart she has.

This is my number one favorite character! When I first saw her I became interest in her as my favorite character and when she showed her full appearance and I saw her with her two zombies (do you guys know those two zombies with her are her boyfriend, Mike and Mike's best friend). But also I saw she has madly skills of her katana and good fighting skills. When she met the governor and the people took her katana away she ask the governor to give back her katana and she never leaves without her weopen that is her katana. But I am actually saw when she fights the governor I was madly happy that she stabbed the governor in the eye. That's talent! You can't mess with this girl, she is really good to kill and fight off against anyone who is in her path!

5 Hershel Greene Hershel 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.

Still to this day, even after he's been dead for 4 seasons, Hershel is my absolute favourite character. He was the "grandpa" of the show, and also the doctor. He completely changed the show once he showed his affectionate side and his death will always be remembered.
I guess the main reason I love Hershel is because he reminds me of my grandfather a lot, so it kind of in a way hit close to home when he died. It was also ironic that my grandfather died a month after Hershel did on the show.

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

Such a vital member of the group that was looked upon for wisdom and guidance in the apocalypse. He was a loving father to his two girls and a beloved saviour of the sick at the Woodbury prison. So sad to see him fall at the despotic hands of the governor. R.I.P Hershel Greene!

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.

6 Carol Peletier Carol Peletier is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Melissa McBride in the American television series of the same name.

Best character on the show hands downs. I literally stood up and cheered our loud when she saved everyone from Terminus. She had compassion, yet she could the tough calls a leader must in a zombie apocalypse. And I'll say it, I ship her with Daryl hard. The story telling surrounding these 2 is so perfectly crafted, it is rare on TV that the writing does such a great job at showing such emotional growth. Carol's journey is truly inspiring ans I'm glad she made to the end!

I love Carol because we got to watch her grow into the strong, badass woman that she is. We are introduced to her in season 1: she's a quiet mouse of a character who suffers domestic violence. Then, due to events and circumstances around her, she slowly grows and develops into, in my opinion, the strongest character in the show. She's willing to make the extremely tough decisions necessary to keep the people she cares about safe. I just love how we have been able to watch her grow. Her character and story are also very believable, which we don't see with some of the other characters.

Carol Peletier is my absolute favorite character from the Walking Dead. I not only love her transformation from, as Merle states, " a woman who was afraid of her own shadow," to one of the toughest, long lived characters, but I also love how she can be so convincing even when life is hard. She faked being an innocent Christain to get her and Maggie out of a tough bind, then became a bitter killing machine. She can be hopeful at times, so she's very uplifting. I love how she has little jokes here and there, and her developing relationship with Daryl is so unexpected and amazing. One of the most gripping characters on the show, to be honest. Wouldn't watch if my cookie monster wasn't there :3

Carol needs to be be one, two or three--she is a much better decision-maker than is Rick. Rick gets too hot and emotional. Carol can keep it together (I love when she threatened the kid with being tied to a tree if he told on her--or when she told him to "get over it" after his dad was killed). She is a realist--but you know she cares (having not kill the little crazy sister in the field). Rick doesn't really listen to others and too often tires to act unilaterally--Michonne has called him on that a few times.

7 Maggie Greene Maggie Greene is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Lauren Cohan in the American television series of the same name.

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!

By far the best character. I still get a chuckle out of her throwing the shampoo at Lori and yelling at her (mostly because I despised Lori). I love that Maggie has a little bit of a temper at times. She really grew on me. I also got to meet Lauren Cohan at Walker Stalker, she's very cool and a very pleasant person. Hope she sticks it out til the bitter end.

She is the strongest character on the show by far. Maggie has literally lost her whole family: Hershel (her father), Beth (her sister), Glenn (her husband). I love how she takes care of Enid and Judith like they are her own. She is such a badass character as well. That is why she is my favourite!

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

8 Merle Dixon Merle 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 a great character, my favourite actually. I really enjoyed the mean-spirited chemisty between him and the others. He worked great as both a villain and an antihero (as seen towards the end of season 3). I felt genuinely gutted to see him go, as he added humour and tension to the show. I really wanted him to be part of the gang for good and go down as one of the greatest antiheroes of all time.

Common, bring him back! Break the boundaries of T.V. fiction for just one moment and make his death some kind of dream sequence Daryl experienced (when he was unhinged) or something. Might look a little silly, but worth it just to have Merle back. Oh well... I can hope.

Him and Daryl are my two favorites. Not even from the comics but dominate the show anyway. Merle has the best story I believe because he was left to die, had to cut off his own hand and became a villain and foe against his previous group. It was such a cool thing what they did with the character. He played the villain for a while which I loved and eventually became a hero. He is violent, crazed, funny, strong, and brave. Dixon Brothers for the win

Merle was a racist at first. But by Season 3 it's obvious he loved his brother. I found that aspect of the character very interesting. Someone so hateful and vile but driven by love. Merle and his brother Daryl were both products of their environments. However Daryl became something more and matured. Merle didn't, until the very end of his life. It's very poetic and engaging.

9 Negan Smith Negan is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the American television series of the same name.

This is a hands down vote for me. He literally curb stomps #2 on this list a dozen times to come, broke his spirit, turned his back on him while Rick was holding a hatchet without concern for anything Rick could do to him. He also currently has #1 in his basement handing out ass whoopins on the daily and will soon break him too. For anyone who hasn't read the comics and just watch the show, just wait and see what the writers had in mind when they created Negan. He is meant to be unstoppable and unbeatable. The best you can hope for is to get him locked away in a dungeon and pray he never escapes. He gets his throat slashed by Rick in the grand finale and still lays him out afterwards. This should be a debate about who #2 is peeps.

Negan was actually a schoolteacher, and a Ping-Pong coach before the Apocalypse. Interesting no? How does such a man becomes ''our Negan", is he truly the evil incarnate we all make him to be?

To understand the appeal of Negan you must take yourself out of the view point imposed by the show. In a world where most kill and plunder, he constructed a structure. Faulty? yes. However this said structure allowed a lot of people to survive and find a place to belong. In a twisted way he believed in the power of people however he didn't believe in their hearts, therefore he ruled by fear.

He Killed Glenn, Abraham and many others, however if you look at it through his eyes; Rick and Gang are the real problem makers, they killed all the members of an entire outpost, Carl shot his men, the walker siege killed many of his team and he almost died due to the Walkers hoard entrapping him and his men. Even then he still didn't want the Hilltops, Alexandria or the Kingdom exterminated. ...more

He's trying to act like a total bad ass and psycho but he's just a lonely man with lot of complexes and no friends. That's why his best friend is a ' baseball bat covered by barbed wire he's that desperate, that he gave his bat a name. So now, when he's lonely he can talk with his only friend that can't even be considered as a friend because it's JUST A ' BASEBALL BAT! MAN, WAKE UP! Otherwise you're going to die lonely!

Nothing tops a great villain, and Negan is an amazing villain! When Negan is on the screen it always makes for entertaining viewing, defiantly the best thing to happen to the walking dead and hope we get to see a lot more of Negan in the future.

10 Carl Grimes Carl Grimes is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Chandler Riggs in the American television series of the same name, which airs on AMC in the United States.

It' was a hard choice for me because there are so many great characters. Hershel, Rick and Daryl could all have had my vote, but I chose Carl because he has the most potential out of anyone. He's a kid having to grow up in this world, and he has had some of the best moments in the show and a lot of development. I believe when the show finally ends, Carl will be the last man standing.P. S to the guy who said Carl IS the last one to survive in the comics, you're a liar, because the comics are still going and plenty of characters are still around.

He started at 10, now he is gone. He always protected the people around him, including Enid. He was a great person. He understood what the walkers were, and he never took any chances. Even without an eye, he is stronger than most characters. He got shot, she lost an eye, now he was bit. Useless death. He should have been bit in the arm, leg, or not have been bit at all! >:c R.I.P. My favorite character, Carl Grimes.

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

Okay, I'll admit Carl was pretty annoying and useless in seasons one and two but thank you puberty for this beautiful human being you have given us. But to be honest Carl got really badass in season 4 and eh I guess season 3 was…character development? I don't know but he used to be "Carl, Rick and Lori's kid who wouldn't stay in the DAMN HOUSE" but now he's like "Hot, zombie killin' Carl Grimes"

The Contenders
11 The Governor The 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 most evil character on the show. People say it's Negan because he killed glen, one of the most popular characters, but the governor was willing to destroy every single one of ricks group, including his former friends and a bunch of kids. Alpha was willing to kill kids too, but I think the governor is still worse.

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

12 Dale Horvath Dale 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.

Dale was one character who I felt was consistently good throughout his time in the show. He became a huge favorite of mine. I think he's a great character and the actor plays him very well. HOWEVER, his death made 0 sense. How could a zombie, who's arms are probably as weak as a blanket, rip open a stomach? I was very disappointed that his death lacked ANY logic. I love this show, but I can't lie, they aren't very consistent with the power of the zombies. I watched YMS' review on season two and he made good points on how they could rip open a horse stomach, but can't bite through a boot.

I indentify myself with this guy so much. I still think of Deryl as my favourite TWD character, but Dale is almost as good in my opinion as him. He's a pacifist, a man, who saw a lot and always was there to help his group and wasn't afraid of other people. He's against the violence, unless it't absolutely necessary, but he hates killing humans, and that's where we start to be very similar to each other. I am violent, sometimes even sadistic, but killing is my least favourite thing. I always thought that Rick should be more to reckon with his opinion. Everybody, except Shane, respected and trusted him, so did I. Rest in pieces, grandpa Dale.

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.

Great character, a voice of reason. When it seemed every one had lost their ethics, Dale was there to talk fair reason and sense into every one. When 99% of the world stopped caring about one another, Dale was the 1% and you really need characters in shows like this to relate to. Luckily Hershel had similar moral principles and sort of took over after Dale went.

13 Abraham Ford Sgt. Abraham Ford is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Michael Cudlitz in the American television series of the same name.

4th best character to me. He is an apocalypse character I can really relate to. He is a very good soldier who takes orders and gets it done. He kills people who threatens him with his machine gun. His development is so good. I hope Negan did not kill him (if anyone I would rather it be Michonne as she isn't too beloved to me but would change the series). Close to perfect character, a little too reckless and hasty.

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.

Abraham knows whats UP! He needs to be before Ron, Come on. The only ginger of the apoclypse.
He's such a good guy. He's strong, Ex-Military and knows how to handle things. He's your gunman, He's your muscle, he's your friend.

14 Beth Greene Beth 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

In season 4 she shows her talent to make bad things better. Want to see more about her with daryl. maybe relationship? Yes, I think daryl needs to be loved in fact of his past. and beth would be a good decision while she isn't hard-nosed and can show good things in an apocalyptic world (time to relax, time to speak about the past, hanging loose).

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.

15 Morgan Jones Morgan Jones is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Lennie James in the American television series of the same name.

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.

I'm voting for morgan jones because Andrea is 1 rank ahead and that is insulting. Andrea is the most annoying character of the show and should be the second last character on this list, behind Lori.

I think morgan will become more popular in season 6. He is genuine humble yet agile and fierce. To me he is Ricks voice of reason he is like the conscious of the show

16 Shane Walsh Shane 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.

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 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.

Shane was the best for the group, he wanted to protect everybody in particular Lori and Carl and he was the Rick's best friend.
He really thought Rick was dead and he saved him with the bed against the door in the hospital.
Only he loved Lori, maybe he shouldn't make love with Lori I think he only should protect her for Rick but Shane believed that after all in a dead world, try to make happy someone. That's why he made love with Lori and forcelly when Rick came back everything was destroyed to Shane but he tried to protect the group and no one trust him. I'm very sadly he died, I prefered Lori and Rick forgive him and Shane accept to follow Rick

Shane will always be the best character. He saw the world for what it was long before any one else and because of that, he was constantly misunderstood. He was a better leader than Rick because he always did what was necessary. Shane was right to kill Otis, clear out the barn, kill Randall, and leave Rick in the hospital. He had no choice in that situation. He would've killed The Governor in a heartbeat. My favorite character, we miss you Shane Walsh!

17 T-Dog Theodore "T-Dog" Douglas 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.

Terrible that he lost the keys on the roof of the building.

That makes everything different.

But also a great personage (I like it when he is 'high' when the group goes to the farm of Hershel).

Best guy on the show. His death was very sad, but the fact that the group had almost no reaction to his death was even sadder. T-dog you will always be remembered.

Unfairly forgotten by the rest of the group. The only character who would risk his life no matter what to make sure the group survive.

Unfairly forgotten by the ungrateful people at the prison. Only character who would risk his life for the group no matter what.

18 Rosita Espinosa Rosita Espinosa is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Christian Serratos in the American television series of the same name.

Rosita is one of my favourite characters besides Rick, Glenn and Negan at this point. She knows how to survive and she is very beautiful and strong. Despite being angry or aggressive at people like Tara and Sasha, which some did not like, I like her aggressiveness because it shows how strong she is. If you kill Rosita off, we riot!

She's getting a lot of character development and she's becoming a great survivor she's proved she can fight and be brave just like the other members of the group.

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

Rosita is my 4th favourite character. She is very strong and she is aggressive most of the time. I did not mind when Rosita was being mean to Sasha[a character I do not really like] or Tara. TWD better not kill her off. Killing Glenn off was terrible enough. TWD needs to understand that killing major characters off does not always make the show better.

19 Andrea Andrea 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.

Andrea is easily my favorite character. First, I just want everyone to understand that the T.V. series is not the comic series; characters are different in both forums. It's unfair to hate Andrea in the T.V. show because you like her more in the comics. Regardless, she is an amazing and sensible character. I also think she is the most relatable. Think about her and everything she does. First she tries to take her own life. Then, after being forced to stay alive, she becomes an amazingly skilled sharpshooter. From her perspective, Shane was respectfully the most useful member to the group. In S2, E9 she says that Shane "makes all the right calls, but his approach leaves something to be desired." I think that, up until that point, raiding the barn, ending the search for Sophia after 4-5 days, and forcing Lori to come back to camp after she went looking for Rick were all the right calls to make. I think that Andrea knows what is best, and the fans don't give her enough credit for that. ...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.

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

I don't get why so many people hate Andrea, personally she was one of my favorites and I feel she was so strong. I really loved how she became so strong with her handgun and skilled with her knife. She also had a good heart trying to keep peace with everybody! They should of never killed her because she had so much potential on the show and I think by now everyone would love her. R.I.P Andrea

20 Tyreese Williams Tyreese Williams is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Chad Coleman in the American television series of the same name.

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.

Instead of voting for Daryl, Rick, Glenn, Michonne, and Maggie, I 'll give my vote to Tyreese, who is another potential character in the Walking Dead. Tyreese may be very impatient and dangerous when his love ones are on danger, but he is kind, and is doubtful of killing the living ones.

Tyrese should defiantly be above Andrea on this list! What did she ever do? Nothing. Tyrese is probably the reason that baby Judith is still alive right now! Tyrese forgave everyone for everything no matter what they did! For example: when Carol killed David and Karen. I defiantly wouldn't have been able to forgive someone for that so quickly but tyrese did! He should defiantly be higher on this list

21 Tara Chambler Tara Chambler 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.

You all need to understand that Tara is a kind-hearted person. Everyone hated her because she was the first to agree with the governor about attacking the prizon. She has stayed emotionally strong through the loss of all 3 family members. While she is no where close to the top woman in the group ( Michonne, Carol, Maggie, Sasha) she emotionally has a lot of potential. And that is why to me, she deserves number 8.

By far one of the best fighters on the show. She fought through 3 devastating deaths in her family. She is smart and logical and the group needs that. *cough cough rick* Tara can fight through head injuries to sorrow. She sticks up for herself and is underrated. The apocalypse needs someone like her

She is a pretty cool character, mainly because she really reminds me of Veronica from Fallout New Vegas.

She is a great character. Her kind of humour is awesome and I'd love to see more scenes with her!

22 Eugene Porter Dr. Eugene Porter is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Josh McDermitt beginning in the fourth season of the American television series of the same name.

Of all the TWD characters, Eugene was originally the least prepared for an apocalypse. Eugene started out with less than novice fighting and survival abilities, and crucially the inability to relate to others- as though he were a martian dropped off onto earth amid the apocalypse for a sick jape.

However he's since evolved arguably even beyond Carol Peletier. His survival, fighting, and social skills have each improved, and he's still maintained his awkward persona even in S7- and hopefully long after.

Eugene makes me laugh more than any other character. He's an autistic when it comes to social skills but he's also highly intelligent.

He brings a lot of humor into a depressing world. You have to respect that.

His personality is adorable! I'll get really upset if he gets killed off!

23 Axel

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...

He was so funny The scene where he thought carol was a lesbian was so funny!

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

24 Sasha Williams Sasha Williams is a fictional character from The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series.

I think what makes this character my favorite is that Sonequa Martin Green is such a wonderful theatre actress. Without her, this character would be nothing. Sasha is fierce and dominant, but also really intense and engaging. In season 5, some of the other survivors are falling into categories of predictability but this character keeps surprising me and keeps me on the watch. Love her and want more of her.

Sasha is, in my opinion, the greatest female character because she has amazing traits in all areas. She's a badass, a fighter, a leader, but most importantly, she's a realist. She disregards the nonsense and strives on and gets it all done. The actress is so great and she's turned this character into a total team player from where she started. Now she's the sharpshooter! Go SASHA!

I love her. Sasha's a great character because she's come so far from season 3 as Tyreese's little sister. She's matured into a young woman, but she's breaking down now over the loss of her boyfriend and is continuing to become a bigger character. She's had nice and slow development so I'm holding out hope she makes it to season 6 to have big scenes with Rick and the others.

She's suffered so much loss in such a short space of time. Her brother and boyfriend are dead, weeks apart, and she's the only survivor of Tyreese's group and the prison newcomers. Sasha is a survivor, but it's going to be painful seeing her grieve. I love her, she's my favorite.

25 Enid

Enid was one of my favorites a vey smart girl and it was terrible when she died.

She's a unique character

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