The Walking Dead Characters Ranked

From Best To Worst

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1.
“ S1/2/3/4/5/6/7

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Skull smashed in by Negan

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 2- "Guts"

Last Appearance: Season 7 Episode 1-"The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
2.
“ S1/2/3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Stabbed in the chest by Rick Grimes

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 1- "Days Gone Bye"

Death Episode: Season 2 Episode 12- "Better Angels"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 8- "Made To Suffer" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
3.
“ S1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 1- "Days Gone Bye"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
4.
“ S2/3/4

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Decapitated by The Governor

First Appearance: Season 2 Episode 2- "Bloodletting"

Death Episode: Season 4 Episode 8- "Too Far Gone"

Last Appearance: Season 4 Episode 16- "A" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
5.
“ S1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 3- "Tell It To The Frogs"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
6.
“ S2/3/4/5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 2 Episode 2- "Bloodletting"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
7.
“ S4/5/6/7

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Skull smashed in by Negan

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 10- "Inmates"

Death Episode: Season 7 Episode 1-"The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Last Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"- (Flashback) ” - sam-mclatchie
 
8.
“ S1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 3- "Tell It To The Frogs"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
9.
“ S1/2/3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the chest by The Governor

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 2- "Guts"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 15- "This Sorrowful Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
10.
“ S2/3/4/5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Accidentally shot in the head by Dawn Lerner

First Appearance: Season 2 Episode 2- "Bloodletting"

Death Episode: Season 5 Episode 8- "Coda"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 9- "What Happened and What's Going On" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
11.
“ S3/4/5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the head by Lilly Chambler

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 3- "Walk With Me"

Death Episode: Season 4 Episode 8- "Too Far Gone"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 9- "What Happened and What's Going On" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
12.
“ S6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 6 Episode 16- "Last Day On Earth"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
13.
“ S4/5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Bitten by walker on shoulder

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 1- "30 Days Without An Accident"

Death Episode: Season 5 Episode 3- "Four Walls and a Roof"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 9-"What Happened and What's Going On" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
14.
“ S6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 6 Episode 10- "The Next World"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
15.
“ S1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 1- "Days Gone Bye"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
16.
“ S5/6

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walkers

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 12- "Remember"

Last Appearance: Season 6 Episode 9- "No Way Out" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
17.
“ S2/3/4/5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 2 Episode 13- "Beside the Dying Fire"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
18.
“ S5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 10- "Them"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
19.
“ S1/3/5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 1- "Days Gone Bye"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
20.
“ S3/4/5/6/7

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Cyanide tablet- Suicide

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 8- "Made to Suffer"

Last Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
21.
“ S4/5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the back of the head by Carol Peletier

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 1- "30 Days Without an Accident"

Death Episode: Season 4 Episode 14- "The Grove"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 9- "What Happened and Whats Going On" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
22.
“ S6

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Bitten at the waist by a walker

First Appearance: Season 6 Episode 4- "Here's Not Here"

Last Appearance: Season 6 Episode 4- "Here's Not Here" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
23.
“ S5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walkers

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 4- "Slabtown"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 14- "Spend" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
24.
“ S1/2/3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walkers- Sacrifice

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 2- "Guts"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 4- "Killer Within" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
25.
“ S1/2/3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Bitten on shoulder by walker, shoots herself to prevent reanimation

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 2- "Guts"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 16- "Welcome to the Tombs" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
26.
“ S4/5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Hacked to death by Rick

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 16- "A"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 3-"Four Walls and a Roof" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
27.
“ S6/7

Status: Unknown

First Appearance: Season 6 Episode 1- "First Time Again"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 6- "Swear" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
28.
“ S4/5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 6- "Live Bait"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
29.
“ S1/2/3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Blood loss during emergency C-section

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 1- "Days Gone Bye"

Death Episode: Season 3 Episode 4- "Killer Within"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 16- "Welcome to the Tombs" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
30.
“ S1/2

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Disemboweled by walker

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 1- "Days Gone Bye"

Last Appearance: Season 2 Episode 11- "Judge, Jury, Executioner" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
31.
“ S3/4/5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Blood loss after being bitten by walkers on the arm

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 8- "Made To Suffer"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 9-"What Happened and What's Going On" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
32.
“ S7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 7 Episode 2- "The Well"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
33.
“ S6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 6 Episode 6- "Always Accountable"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
34.
“ S6

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the eye with an arrow by Dwight

First Appearance: Season 6 Episode 2- "JSS"

Last Appearance: Season 6 Episode 14- "Twice as Far" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
35.
Enid
“ S5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 12- "Remember"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
36.
Paula
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series), Kelley Davis
“ S6

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walker

First Appearance: Season 6 Episode 13- "The Same Boat"

Last Appearance: Season 6 Episode 13- "The Same Boat" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
37.
“ S3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Stabbed in the stomach by The Governor

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 3- "Walk With Me"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 16- "Welcome to the Tombs" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
38.
“ S4/5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 10- "Inmates"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
39.
“ S4/5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Repeatedly stabbed by Lizzie Samuels

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 1- "30 Days Without an Accident"

Death Episode: Season 4 Episode 14- "The Grove"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 9- "What Happened and Whats Going On" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
40.
“ S1

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Explosion of CDC- Suicide

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 5- "Wildfire"

Last Appearance: Season 1 Episode 6- "TS-19" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
41.
“ S5/6

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Bitten at the waist by a walker

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 12- "Remember"

Death Episode: Season 6 Episode 8-"Start to Finish"

Last Appearance: Season 6 Episode 10- "The Next World" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
42.
“ S4/5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 10- "Inmates"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
43.
“ S5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Throat accidentally slit by Pete Anderson

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 13- "Forget"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 16- "Conquer" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
44.
“ S3/4

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Fed to walkers by The Governor

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 3- "Walk With Me"

Last Appearance: Season 4 Episode 7- "Dead Weight" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
45.
Axel
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series), Lew Temple
“ S3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the head by The Governor

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 1- "Seed"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 10- "Home" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
46.
“ S5/6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 2- "Strangers"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
47.
“ S6/7

Status: Unknown

First Appearance: Season 6 Episode 6- "Always Accountable"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 11- "Hostiles and Calamities" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
48.
“ S2

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Neck snapped by Shane

First Appearance: Season 2 Episode 9- "Triggerfinger"

Last Appearance: Season 2 Episode 12- "Better Angels" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
49.
Simon
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series), Steven Ogg
“ S6/7/8

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 6 Episode 16- "Last Day On Earth"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 16- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
50.
“ S5/6

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the head- Suicide

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 12- "Remember"

Last Appearance: Season 6 Episode 3- "Thank You" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
51.
“ S3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the chest by a Woodbury Survivor

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 1- "Seed"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 8- "Made To Suffer" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
52.
“ S5/6/7

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Gutted by Negan

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 13- "Forget"

Last Appearance: Season 7 Episode 8- "Hearts Still Beating" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
53.
“ S1

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Bitten on arm and shoulder by walker

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 1- "Days Gone Bye"

Last Appearance: Season 1 Episode 4- "Vatos" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
54.
“ S5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the head by Daryl Dixon

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 4- "Slabtown"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 8- "Coda" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
55.
“ S4

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walkers- Suicide

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 6- "Live Bait"

Last Appearance: Season 4 Episode 8- "Too Far Gone" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
56.
“ S1

Status: Undead

Cause of Death: Bitten by walker at the waist

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 2- "Guts"

Last Appearance: Season 1 Episode 5- "Wildfire" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
57.
“ S1

Status: Unknown

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 2- "Guts"

Latest Appearance: Season 1 Episode 5- "Wildfire" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
58.
“ S3/4

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Stabbed in the back of the head by Carol Peletier

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 9- "The Suicide King"

Last Appearance: Season 4 Episode 2- "Infected" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
59.
Joe
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series), Jeff Kober
“ S4

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Throat ripped out by Rick Grimes

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 11- "Claimed"

Last Appearance: Season 4 Episode 16- "A" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
60.
“ S6/7

Status: Alive

First Appearance: Season 6 Episode 11- "Knots Untie"

Latest Appearance: Season 7 Episode 8- "Hearts Still Beating" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
61.
Tomas
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series), Nick Gomez
“ S3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Hacked in the head with a machete by Rick Grimes

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 1- "Seed"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 2- "Sick" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
62.
“ S5/6

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Stabbed in the back by Michonne, devoured by walkers

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 12- "Remember"

Last Appearance: Season 6 Episode 9- "No Way Out" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
63.
“ S5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the head by Rick Grimes

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 12- "Remember"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 16- "Conquer" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
64.
“ S1/2

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Bitten by walker on the shoulder

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 3- "Tell It To The Frogs"

Last Appearance: Season 2 Episode 7- "Pretty Much Dead Already" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
65.
“ S5/6

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walkers

First Appearance: Season 5 Epsiode 12- "Remember"

Last Appearance: Season 6 Episode 9- "No Way Out" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
66.
“ S3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the head by Oscar

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 1- "Seed"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 4- "Killer Within" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
67.
“ S2

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walkers

First Appearance: Season 2 Episode 2- "Bloodletting"

Last Appearance: Season 2 Episode 3- "Save The Last One" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
68.
“ S2

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walkers

First Appearance: Season 2 Episode 2- "Bloodletting"

Last Appearance: Season 2 Episode 13- "Beside The Dying Fire" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
69.
“ S2

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walkers

First Appearance: Season 2 Episode 2- "Bloodletting"

Last Appearance: Season 2 Episode 13- "Beside The Dying Fire" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
70.
“ S1

Status: Undead

Cause of Death: Bitten by his undead mother

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 1- "Days Gone Bye"

Last Appearance: Season 1 Episode 1- "Days Gone Bye" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
71.
“ S4

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Bitten by walker on the shoulder

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 6- "Live Bait"

Last Appearance: Season 4 Episode 8- Too Far Gone" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
72.
“ S1

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Explosion of CDC- Suicide

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 2- "Guts"

Last Appearance: Season 1 Episode 6- "TS-19" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
73.
“ S5

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walkers

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 12- "Remember"

Last Appearance: Season 5 Episode 14- "Spend" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
74.
Olivia
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series), Ann Mahoney
“ S5/6/7

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the face by Arat

First Appearance: Season 5 Episode 12- "Remember"

Last Appearance: Season 7 Episode 8- "Hearts Still Beating" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
75.
“ S3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Head smashed in by Tomas

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 1- "Seed"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 2- "Sick" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
76.
“ S4

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the chest with an arrow by Daryl Dixon

First Appearance: Season 4 Episode 7- "Dead Weight"

Last Appearance: Season 4 Episode 8- "Too Far Gone" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
77.
“ S1

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Devoured by walker

First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 3- "Tell It To The Frogs"

Last Appearance: Season 1 Episode 4- "Vatos" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
78.
“ S2

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the head by Rick Grimes

First Appearance: Season 2 Episode 8- "Nebraska"

Last Appearance: Season 2 Episode 8 "Nebraska" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
79.
“ S3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the head by The Governor

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 8- "Made To Suffer"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 16- "Welcome To The Tombs" ” - sam-mclatchie
 
80.
Ben
The Walking Dead (2010 TV Series), Tyler Chase
“ S3

Status: Dead

Cause of Death: Shot in the chest by Merle Dixon

First Appearance: Season 3 Episode 8- "Made To Suffer"

Last Appearance: Season 3 Episode 15- "This Sorrowful Life" ” - sam-mclatchie