Top 10 Walking Dead Characters
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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)
Knows what to do when to do
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.
Without him, there would be no story.V 116 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.
Glenn was the bestV 220 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!
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. - EJ0602V 93 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
Kind sweet and lovingV 43 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.
Carol is the best. at first I didn't like her as she was weak. but after what she went through she learnt she needs to be strong in order to survive. her story has been the best and her character development has been the best. look what she went through with loosing her daughter then getting sent away from the group for killing those two people then having to kill lizzie. also shes saved the group a few times. looks like they always need her. carol is the best and most bad ass character of the showV 119 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.
Ever since he lost an eye, I began to like him. He's matured so much and has become a beast. - NoobTuberV 97 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.
Merle was cool because he was bad but at he end he tried to kill him single handed for Daryl and plus he's a Motorhead fanV 48 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.
3rd best character in my opinionV 40 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.
He was actually a good guyV 31 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.
Right she has been through a lot a lot of people call her one of the worst characters I love beth so much my favorite foreverV 40 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.
To me, the 7th best character. His characters development was quite good and I felt that he should not have died a bit early. His death was somewhat needed as he was calm after the fight in episode 10 and in the beginning of episode 12 accept when Lori says something when he repaired something. I would have substituted his death for Me rle's against the governor and develop his character for three seasons as for season 1 he was quite a good guy except maybe near the end and in season 2 he was like a villian and in Season 3 I would make him more like an anti-hero redeeming himself in battle and near the end of the season, changing his character completely after Lori's death making him reckless enough to face the governor, kill most of his men but dying by the governors hands so that Merle survives. He was such a great apocalypse character.
The first guy to wake upV 41 Comments
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.
T-dog sacrificed himself for my favourite character, he was always realistic and honest, he deserved betterV 24 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.
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.
The toughest and all around most bad-ass character in The Walking Dead.
SON OF A DICKV 32 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
HE KILLS GLENN AND HE SHOULD GET KILLED WITH A BASEBALL BAT!V 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!
He's been through so much. His wife. His son. And He's The One Who Saved Rick's Life. If He Hadn't Shot That Walker On The Street, Then Rick Would've Died, And There Would Be No Gang.V 20 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
Best Character ever!V 22 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
He forgave carol for what she had done, he was a great brother, he was really useful, he defended others and he was careingV 23 Comments
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.V 16 Comments
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