Top 10 Walking Dead Characters
The Top Ten
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)
Yes love him and his role in the group and he would probably be the second to last to die (judith probibly wont die untill the end of the show) all-time favorite thoughV 357 Comments
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.
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.
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.
Rick :))V 123 Comments
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.
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
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.
He's character is so pure and cool... well was :(V 229 Comments
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!
Ma meuf sûreV 95 Comments
He's got a pretty dope beard. - Jamshidi
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
His death scene rlly got me shook even though it was predictable :(V 48 Comments
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.
I find Carol not being top of the list incredibly offensive.V 135 Comments
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!
She is the best female character!V 39 Comments
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.
This kid has some mental problems but other than that he is a good character by the way I'm only 10 and I have never got any nightmares from this showV 106 Comments
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.
Would have loved to see him against Negan. Terrific character, terrific actorV 51 Comments
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.
Beth was my favorite character on the walking dead and I literally cried when she all of the sudden diedV 41 Comments
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 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.V 35 Comments
Best Villain on the show so far. If I were running the series, I would have made it so that the scene of the Governors dead body is gone to not make Michonne walk past it as in the Midseason finale it showed Lilly shaking when she shot the gun and actually did not show him die until episode 9. If fans questioned me on the Governors fate I would say that it's mysterious and undetermined, don't focus on it for now but expect him to be brought back later down the line, his fate right now is like Morales's. Then, later for the Season 6 Finale would say you cannot out run your past, old devils always come back tease and actually not show in the trailer the governor, then when Negan says Ricks name and Rick asks him how do you know me, the Governor then steps out shocking everyone. Then a flashback shows how he escaped and showed Lilly and the Governor escape as she mis fired. Later, Negan himself with his Saviors encounters the Governor and Lilly and Bashes Lilly's brains open and the ...more
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.
Better than neganV 41 Comments
They should not of killed him off.
He's black... That's all you need to know.
T-DOG so sad he died they really should have done a lot more with his character.
My favourite character in the seriesV 25 Comments
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 deserves to get his guts ripped out, and his head decapitated and smashed to bits for what he did to his victim in either adaption of The Walking Dead.
I hope he goes to hell for what he done to everyone especially how he killed glenn
I like how he's evil but at the same time he's actually hilarious. - EnolamV 40 Comments
Biggest badass on the show she is great with explosives and a huge asset to the group she handled grief horribly and that's what makes her human she learned from her mistakes and became a better person without totally losing her personality
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.
My top 10 list is: 1:Deryl 2:Rosita 3:Glenn 4:Hershel 5:Maggie 6:T-Dog 7:Beth 8:Michonne 9:Sasha 10:AbrahamV 19 Comments
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 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!
Underrated Character and probably one of the best of the whole series. The impact he left behind has been like no otherV 46 Comments
"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.
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.
Despite him being reckless, hot-headed and kind of a douche,I can safely say that this character has made me laugh more times than anyone else in the show. - FarrowtheEdgehog15V 33 Comments
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!
I vote for either him or Daryl. They can both survive on there own. They can take care of themselves. And they are more realistic.V 21 Comments
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
She is the absolute worst, I don't really know why she is on this list. - FarrowtheEdgehog15V 24 Comments
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
My main big guy did not deserve to die, at least not that early, I want to see more of him :(V 24 Comments
He brings a lot of humor into a depressing world. You have to respect that.
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.
The mullet must survive somehow!
His personality is adorable! I'll get really upset if he gets killed off!V 4 Comments
Nice, reliable and brave man! Good to watch him!
I love his character. He's always there for his boyfriend no matter what.
He is a great characer. He is much more developed now on the comic book series though.V 2 Comments
I love Enid and I hope she replaces Sophia from the comics
Yeah I think she's replacing Sophia
She's a unique character
Bæ and will never stop being BæV 2 Comments
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 great character. Her kind of humour is awesome and I'd love to see more scenes with her!
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.
She is a pretty cool character, mainly because she really reminds me of Veronica from Fallout New Vegas. - FarrowtheEdgehog15V 12 Comments
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
R.I.P cool mustache guyV 10 Comments
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.
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.
How is she not in the top ten.V 16 Comments
She is a baby. I think the director won't kill a baby right. Even though if she died she will be a great impact to Rick and Carl Grimes and probably would kill them.
She will be a walker slayer by the time she's 3.
Fun fact did you know they used different babies to play Judith from time to time?
Good baby! I love her so much! Go!V 3 Comments
Noah is the reason I believe they can kill just about any character--even before their time seems to have come. Dale, Shane, T-Dogg, Tyreese, Bob, Andrea, Merle, and Hershel all died around when it felt narratively "right" for them to die... but Noah was taken from us prematurely. When Mica and Lizzie died, it seemed like a bolt from the blue, but it helped advance Carol's character. Noah just feels like a sign of the unjust nature of the zombie apocalypse, which can take anybody at any time. So likeable, so much potential, such a good actor... but nope. Life is not Alexandria!
Had great potential. I thought he was going to be their architect and build them a fortress in the future.
Really liked where his character was going with the learning how to build.
Everybody ate Chris - da111V 5 Comments
He is a savage no comment
Smooth" and "whose Deanna? "
I love Jesus. I'm really surprised he's not higher on the list. He's a kick ass character and getting Tom Payne to play him was genius. I guess the more screen time he gets, the more fans he'll get. Honestly, he's the best.
I look forward to seeing more of him in the show, if season 6 is anything to go by he's going to be a fan favourite. - wolphert
He's one of the best, he's amazing, he's played by a great actor, he's verry handsome, he's a good leader, he's a ninja... He's better than the real Jesus!
A total badassV 3 Comments
His weapon should have been a sling shot.
He was a unique spark in the series... It was a real shame when he died, I wished he would of survived.
Died trying to kill the governor, he was epic, shouldn't've died, yet he did kill andrea
I love him so much!V 1 Comment
I want to see him in Season 7 very bad.
Coolest dude besides Darrel
He is magnificent, ilike how he gets carol so much
He’s so awesome
I think once she comes out of her "shell" she will be a total badass, somewhat like carol.
She deserved better
I liked her right off the bat. Her struggles in episode 2 "JSS" are relatable. She really grew as a character - and as a doctor!
I wish she wasn't killed off so soon.V 1 Comment
Awesome villain, and right hand man of Negan.
Sweet, innocent and caring... It's cute when she takes care of baby Judith and everyone else.
She was so sweet and made people look at a better side of things like with her dads leg and with Daryl
She is 15 as Beth Greene, vote for that
#BringBethBack lolV 2 Comments
I like this character a lot. So far, a great antagonist. He deserves to be higher.
Shows moral suffering and the impact of the cult like saviour lifestyle on even the strongest of individuals
He is afraid, but he will do the wright thing eventually
Awesome character!V 2 Comments
I really did like Jacqui. She was a very sweet woman and helped with as much as she could. She should not been killed off.
Shouldn't have committed suicide she was nice.
She was extremely nice to every camp member.
The best character! She was so niceV 6 Comments
A bat on this list? Or his actual wife who died by cancer... :/ - Randomperson101
Sure, why not.
� look at my dirty girl “
Sophia was sweet and I wished we could have seen more of her
I felt that they spent too many episodes looking for her.
She should be alive!
I love herV 2 Comments
Just one of the best characters on the show. Even if he isn't a main character he has a lot of potential in season 4 now that he has his own group
Dude is skilled with a bat. Also he's funny when he's drunk, and had one of the better deaths in the series.
Man you don't notice it but he's the most badass he did a backflip and kicked merle in the face and he's a bat master
Martinez should have joined the group because he is bossilicious
He should be number 1
He is super nice what
Good kid and friend to all, RIP
So excited to see how he plays out. I'm sure he will look great doing so.
Take the Governor and multiply him by 10 and add a barbed wire covered bat and you have Negan. The Walking Dead's supreme villain. He's big, bad, and the only man to make Rick Grimes piss his pants
I am so excited for this guy
His name is spelled NEGANV 5 Comments
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