Every character who reached the final season (and when they joined)
One of the greatest TV shows, The walking dead, is in its final season. As a series that has no qualms about killing its main characters, it’s worth noting the characters that survived until Season 11.
While some characters like Rick and Michonne are most likely alive but unconfirmed for Season 11 – or their status is unknown (like Georgie, Hilda, and Midge) – there are still plenty of characters who have done what many haven’t. could not do: survive to the end.
24 Leah Shaw – Season 10 Episode 19
Although she was only shown in a Season 10 flashback as a romantic interest in Daryl and Dog’s former owner, Leah (played by Lynn Collins) made her comeback in the early episodes of the season 11 as a member of the Reapers.
23 Elijah – Season 10 Episode 16
One of Maggie’s members of her travels, Elijah arrived with her on her return, but not before she saved Gabriel from the Whisperers. Portrayed by Okea Eme-Akwari, Elijah is recognizable by his striking mask and impressive combat skills.
22 Juanita “Princess” Sanchez – Season 10 Episode 14
Eccentric and daring in her purple hair and fuzzy pink jacket, Princess, played by Paola Lázaro, was found by Ezekiel, Eugene and Yumiko and joined them. As she annoyed Yumiko and dragged them into a minefield, Princess finally conquered her.
21 Virgil – Season 10 Episode 8
After saving Luke’s life, Virgil was found in Oceanside trying to steal a boat to “get back to his family.” Played by Kevin Carroll, Virgil had lived on a Sanctuary Island and had driven Michonne there with the Pledge of Arms. Virgil had lied but something good had come from his meeting, as Michonne was able to find a clue that Rick was still alive.
20 Lydia – Season 9 Episode 9
The daughter of Chief Whisperers, Lydia, played by Cassady McClincy, left her people to be with Henry and the other survivors after realizing her mother’s abuse and manipulation. Lydia has become a member of Alexandria since Henry’s death and has become like a daughter of Daryl.
19 Rick “RJ” Grimes Jr. – Season 9 Episode 6
Prior to Rick Grimes’ disappearance and presumed death, he and Michonne became pregnant and she gave birth during the time jump in the middle of Season 9. Named after his father, RJ, played by Antony Azor, a 7 years old in Season 10 and is not involved in much of the action.
18 Yumiko – Season 9 Episode 5
A former criminal defense lawyer, Eleanor Matsuura’s Yumiko was a member of what was called the Magna group that arrived in Alexandria when the community had a strict isolationist policy. Yumiko became a leader in her own right and even started a relationship with Magna.
17 Magna – Season 9 Episode 5
A very wary and suspicious woman, Magna, played by Nadia Hilker, was the leader of the small group of survivors who settled in Hilltop in Season 9. She is a great fighter and extremely loyal to the people in her group. Magna and Yumiko started dating but eventually called things off.
16 Luke – Season 9 Episode 5
A music teacher and fairly skilled with a jagged mace, Luke is the only male survivor of Magna’s group. Played by Dan Fogler, Luke believes in the importance of beauty and art, especially in a post-apocalyptic world.
15 Kelly – Season 9 Episode 5
Connie’s younger sister, Kelly is often an ASL interpreter for her sister because Connie is deaf due to a genetic disease. Eventually, Kelly, played by Angel Theory, discovered that she too was losing her hearing.
14 Connie – Season 9 Episode 5
Connie is a deaf woman, although she thinks it is her super power as she is more than capable of fending off walkers or any other danger. An extremely optimistic person, it looked like Connie, played by Lauren Ridloff, was done in Season 10, but she managed to escape and make her way to Season 11.
13 Hershel Rhee – Season 9 Episode 1
When he and his mother returned towards the end of Season 10, Hershel Rhee was played by Kien Michael Spiller. Now aged 9 in season 10, Hershel and his mother have spent their time away from Hilltop helping other communities in the South.
12 Nabila – Season 7 Episode 13
Former resident and gardener of the Kingdom, Nadine Marissa’s Nabila is an endearing character and charmed everyone from her first appearance on the screen. Nabila is married to Jerry, Ezekiel’s right-hand man, and the two have three children together.
11 Jerry – Season 7 Episode 2
Everyone’s favorite big ax man, Cooper Andrews’ Jerry is one of the most jovial and upbeat characters on the show. Extremely loyal to Ezekiel, Jerry is always there for his king and is a courageous and loyal ally. His family includes his wife Nabila and their children Ezra, Aliyah and Mariam.
ten Ezekiel – Season 7 Episode 2
Once ruler of the kingdom, companion of noble tiger Shiva and husband of Carol, Ezekiel may be alive before The walking deadis the final season, but his days are numbered because of the thyroid cancer he suffers from. Even so, Ezekiel’s star shines brightly throughout the series.
9 Negan Smith – Season 6 Episode 16
Once the big bad wolf who killed Glenn and Abraham, Negan and his saviors were defeated by Rick Grimes, and Negan was imprisoned for years by the Alexandrians. Over the seasons, Negan has remained a popular figure thanks to the exceptional charisma of Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
8 Aaron – Season 5 Episode 10
Aaron de Ross Marquand of the Alexandria Safe-Zone was the one who brought Rick and his group of survivors to the place they had just called home. Since then he has lost an arm, his boyfriend and many of his people. However, Aaron did gain a daughter and he’s still alive going into Season 11.
7 Gabriel Stokes – Season 5 Episode 2
Once known as the cowardly priest who let the people of his church be killed by walkers, Gabriel, played by Seth Gilliam, has since become a distinguished leader in Alexandria. He lost the use of his right eye, he now has a girlfriend and an adopted daughter.
6 Rosita Espinosa – Season 4 Episode 10
Rosita Espinoza (Christian Serratos) was part of the squad with a mission to bring Eugene back to DC in Season 4 and has come a long way since then. After Abraham’s death, she only wanted revenge on Negan, but got over her anger and managed to have her baby girl, Coco, while also starting a relationship with Gabriel.
5 Eugene Porter – Season 4 Episode 10
Having initially survived the apocalypse using only his wits and his ability to pose as a scientist who could save the world, Eugene has since become one of the most important characters in The walking dead. Played by Josh McDermitt, Eugene’s knowledge helped Alexandria and the other communities thrive.
4 Judith Grimes – Season 3 Episode 4
Li’l Ass-Kicker has gone from a symbol of hope in a post-apocalyptic world to the surest little voice of reason in Alexandria. Judith’s first appearance was her birth in the episode “Killer Within” and she’s been through quite a bit since then. After the show’s time jump, Cailey Fleming played Judith as a 9-year-old sword bearer wearing the famous Rick Grimes sheriff hat her brother Carl wore before her.
3 Maggie Rhee – Season 2 Episode 2
First introduced in Season 2, Lauren Cohan’s Maggie quickly became a sweetheart for Glenn Rhee, whom she eventually married. The two had a son, named Maggie’s father. Since her first appearance, Maggie has grown into a strong leader, despite being gone for most of Season 10.
2 Daryl Dixon – Season 1 Episode 3
An original character created for the AMC television show, Norman Reedus’ Daryl has been around since Season 1, making his first appearance in Episode 3 “Tell It To The Frogs”. One of the most popular characters in the series, Daryl still has his leather vest, his trusty crossbow, and his trusty dog, Dog.
1 Carol Peletier – Season 1 Episode 3
Portrayed by Melissa McBride, Carol has come a long way, not only since The walking deadIt’s episode three but even more of the comics where his character was killed off pretty quickly. Carol had the greatest evolution of all the characters and she turned out to be the most competent person.
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