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"Elt... Elton, come here. You want to feel something? Come here. Come here. Wait. Right here? (...) Yeah! She's kicking. I think she's also saying, "I can't wait to meet you." If you're gonna teach him about departures, I'm gonna teach him about arrivals. It's only fair. And my staff meeting at the U just got moved up. (...) I have to go. (...) I'm sorry, baby. (...) Okay. (...) Oh. Okay, yeah, maybe we can talk about that. Well, a bracelet is a very sweet gift, honey. I will see you soon. (...) I love you both."
—Amelia to her husband and son about her unborn daughter and the postponed meeting at the university.[src]

Amelia May Ortiz (née unknown) is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. She is the wife of Isaac Ortiz and mother of Elton and the unborn Esmeralda.


Lincoln, Nebraska

Amelia Ortiz lived in Lincoln, Nebraska as a scientist and an aspiring author about her scientific discoveries. She met and married a fellow scientist named Isaac Ortiz and gave birth to their son, Elton, in 2005. Amelia then taught at Nebraska State University as a professor of science. In early 2010, Amelia became pregnant with her second child - a girl. Amelia had acquired a fossilized horn of a triceratops and planned on gifting it to her daughter when she would be born later that year.


Lincoln, Nebraska

In the fall of 2010, the outbreak became global. Early in the day, Amelia and Isaac took Elton to Isaac's storage room of fossils. Isaac then showed Elton a picture of a meteor and began to explain that it was a meteor that killed all the dinosaurs before Amelia suggested not telling Elton something so bleak. Amelia then felt her baby kick and had Elton touch her stomach to feel for his baby sister. Amelia then get a text that her meeting at Nebraska State University was moved up early, prompting her to leave early. Isaac then warned her to be careful as he heard there was a lot of police activity around the hospital. Elton then revealed that he had decided to name his sister Esmerelda, to Amelia and Isaac's disguised disagreement. Amelia then kissed Isaac and left for the University.

Later that evening, Lincoln, Nebraska was overrun by the undead and officials advised survivors to evacuate to Nebraska State University. Amelia was separated from Isaac and Elton. In the chaos, her car was flipped in an accident. She crawled out and was blocked in between a downed, sparking telephone pole and a small group of the undead. A woman named Kari Bennett spotted Amelia and wanted to help, but her husband, Dr. Leopold Bennett, wanted to get their daughters, Iris and Hope, to safety first. A passenger plane full of the undead then crashed into the streets of Lincoln.

Amelia was able to find a pistol and made her way to an abandoned pick-up truck. She hoped she could take it to find Isaac and Elton. However, Kari and Hope Bennett, who had been separated from Leo and Iris in the plane crash, were hoping to take it as well. Amelia aimed her gun at Kari and demanded that she would take the truck, but Kari attempted to reason with her that her husband and other daughter were right behind them and that they could all go together. When Amelia refused, Hope lunged forward - causing Amelia to accidentally shoot Kari in the chest. Amelia dropped the gun in shock, and Hope, devastated, took the gun and aimed it at Amelia. However, an explosion behind Hope caused her to accidentally fire it - shooting Amelia in the chest and killing her and her unborn daughter.

Season 1


Ten years after Amelia's death - both Hope and Iris have nightmares about that night, including Amelia. However, only Hope is haunted with the death of Amelia as she killed her. Elton, who had survived the apocalypse, was able to find her personal belongings on the road, including the triceratops horn she was going to give to his unborn sister, and a photo of herself that Elton acquired.

"The Blaze of Gory"

Hope is haunted by flashbacks of accidentally killing Amelia. While talking with Hope, Elton talks about his mom and her belief that nature always wins and that they are in the sixth extinction event on the planet.

"Madman Across the Water"

Amelia will appear in this episode.

"Shadow Puppets"

Elton discusses his mother and her manuscript that he wishes to finish at length with Hope Bennett. Hope decides to read the book to get to know Amelia as well and is shocked when she sees Amelia's picture in the book, realizing that Elton's mother is the woman that she had killed The Night the Sky Fell.

"Truth or Dare"

Amelia will appear in this episode.

"The Sky Is a Graveyard"

Hope finally tells Elton the truth about his mother's death as Elton prepares to leave to go after Silas and to hopefully find his mother. Hope returns Amelia's necklace to her devastated son before Elton leaves.

Season 2


Amelia will appear in this episode.

"Family Is a Four Letter Word"

Amelia will appear in this episode.

"Death and the Dead"

Amelia will appear in this episode.


Killed By

After accidentally killing Kari, Amelia dropped her gun on the floor out of shock. Hope picked it up and held Amelia at gunpoint, only to accidentally shoot her after being startled by an explosion.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Amelia has killed:


World Beyond

Season 1

Season 2

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Season 1 🖼 🖼
Season 2
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream


International Dubbers

Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech N/A N/A
French Natacha Muller N/A
German N/A N/A
Hungarian N/A N/A
Italian N/A N/A
Japanese N/A N/A
Portuguese Amazyles de Almeida Clara
Spanish (Latin America) N/A N/A
Spanish (Spain) N/A N/A
World Beyond Characters
Bennett Family IrisHopeLeopoldKari
Plaskett Family SilasMrs. PlaskettMarcoGary
Carlucci Family FelixCliff
Campus Colony WillRomanoMr. KapadiaDaniPhoebeJanDr. K
Civic Republic JenniferElizabethFrankDennisWebbTigaGradyMasonBettsMurrowTerryIanDianeMarjorieAmandaAnneDr. EbersolMillsLylaBarcaSamuel
Ortiz Family EltonAmeliaIsaac
Hvass High School Sabina
Illinois PercyTony
Military Personnel DawsonDrakeOwensWilkinsFarmerSimms
Omaha RuthGalbraithDanielMargaret
The Perimeter IndiraAshaRobinBrodyDev
Miscellaneous Survivors CandiceBetaWalterMr. Mallick
Animals Teresa
Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.