Top 10 The Walking Dead Characters

The Top Ten

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.

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

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)

Loyal, honest and protective friend, man of honor, Daryl is The Best male character from TWD... The Last Standing Man

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Best character here
Just the man is so good
Funny. Smart. Helpfull. Strong. Pretth good leader.
But when he die I hate everything for a week

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.

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!

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.

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.

He's got a pretty dope beard.

Great guy, who I thought his name was Hershey. SPOILER ALERT RIP Santa.

Fun fact: The actor who played Hershel was born & raised in Atlanta.

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

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.

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.

The most beautiful, strongest and sexiest character from TWD and motivation for us, people, who went through trauma and abuse... The Last Standing Woman

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 just so good
Her character from living on a farm to the boss of a sort village

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

Strong character through out the show nice and I’d do her in the apocalypse _the masked reactor

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.

amc should have give merle a more interesting part but still I like him

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.

Negan 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.

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 ...more

Badass weapon cool dude not as evil as people say he was defending his people from rick and them after they murdered his outpost then it became war ! (SPOILER ALERT) loving his redemption arc in season ten and his nice side as well as his friendship with ricks daughter -the masked reactor

I love that he isn't a villain in seasons 9 and 10. Actually has some character arcs and struggles with accepting his past actions.

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.

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.

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

The best kid in a show omg I love this guy so much when he died my good day was a bad one

side song the to walker the kicked he hit been have shouldn't he cool so was Carl

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

The Contenders

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

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.

5th best character to me, so far the best villain on the show besides possibly Negan later on but that remains to be seen since he only appeared in one episode. He is a highly interesting villian with a lot of development. It would actually be nice of the show decided to keep him alive as we did not actually see him die but most likely is. Next, we finally get to see the governor in the season 6 finale 2 1/2 Seasons later with Negan and being his right hand man. Then in the Season 6 finale before we see Negan, we see the Governor in the group and have a quick flashback showing that Lilly shot the ground and then picked the Governor up and then escape and patch him up. After that, the Governor walks with Lilly and then sees Negan and his group surround them and then says give us your stuff and then Negan bashes Lilly's skull open after the Governor says he does not have any and then another quick flashback shows the Governor showing the prison and the war and Negan's, wanna join us and ...more

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.

His death hit me hard, he deserved better... he was the most human character on TWD, who wanted best for his people.

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! I'm so sad that he... SPOILER ALERT
I was so afraid that Shane would kill him, but this is kinda Carl's fault.

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.

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

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.

It was such a bad decision to kill Beth off right when she had such an amazing story arc! She didn't deserve to die. She is by far the most relatable character in the series.

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.

He is bad ass no one can hate him but his dead I can't think about it anymore

Abraham’s always going to sacrifice himself for the good of the group.

"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.

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.

They should not of killed him off.

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

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

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

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.

Taught rick about the dead and also gotta respect the bow staff skills -the masked reactor

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.

My man MORGAN! I knew he would come back in some form or another. Before he rejoined Ricks group there were clips of him from time to time and I was like "yes my man morgan! " Lol always been a fan of him

Is story is so unique to the other cast in the walking and is definitely underrated

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Just to seeing how much he went through and to never lose his values as a human being is amazing. He deserves to be much higher than 17

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.

When she got the shine that was just awesome but her dead was heath breaking

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

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


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!

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

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...

Axel had a funny relationship with Carol, sad to see him go


I love Enid and I hope she replaces Sophia from the comics

Yeah I think she's replacing Sophia

She's a unique character

she's cute


Nice, reliable and brave man! Good to watch him!

I love his character. He's always there for his boyfriend no matter what.

Very underrated.

Gay but brave.

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.

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!

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