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This article is about the Novel Series character. You may be looking for his appearance in the Comic Series.

"Arlo" Simmons (first name unknown) is a character first encountered in The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor. He is a Woodbury soldier and is described as "a young man with a goatee and unruly blond hair".


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Arlo's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He may have lived in or near Woodbury before the outbreak.


Woodbury, Georgia

At some point after the outbreak began, Arlo started living in Woodbury. It's unknown if he started going by his nickname before or after arriving. Arlo was a sweetheart who would often tip his hat and wink at Lilly Caul as she walked by and occasionally shared his rations with her.

The Fall of the Governor - Part Two

Arlo participates in the assault on the prison and is the first casualty. Thirty feet away from Lilly, just off her left flank, Arlo convulses suddenly in a cloud of blood mist after a .308 caliber slug fired by Andrea rips through his neck, and sends him backwards. His Kalashnikov rifle goes flying as he bangs into the young man standing behind him before collapsing into the weeds. The other gunman lets out a yelp as blood splatters his face and immediately goes down on the ground where he crawls on his belly toward the undercarriage of Lilly’s truck.

Arlo's body is collected and buried by the other soldiers after retreating from the first attack. The Governor shoots him and several of the other bodies in the head to prevent their reanimation.


Killed By

During the first prison assault, Arlo is the first casualty after being suddenly shot in the neck and killed by Andrea.

Brian shoots Arlo in the head before he is buried after retreating.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Arlo has killed:


Lilly Caul

Arlo and Lilly have a friendly relationship. Arlo is a sweetheart to Lilly and would often tip his hat and wink at her. He also would occasionally share his rations with her.


Novel Series

The Fall of the Governor - Part Two


  • In the novel series it states that Arlo is the first victim of the assault. His description also lines up well with the first soldier to die in the comics. However the circumstances surrounding his death differ, as in the novel, he's shot through the neck and in the comic Arlo is killed from a headshot
    • This is likely an error or oversight.
    • It's also worth noting that the second death in the comic and novel, Andy's death, is also reversed. Dying from a headshot in the novel and a neck shot in the comic. It's possible that Arlo is actually the second death in the comic, however his description only matches up with the first character and not the second.
Novel Series Characters
Timothy's Group TimothyAlicia
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family April Tara David
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
Woodbury David Tiffany Mercy Jenny TylerBarbaraGloriaSpeedMatthewBenRobbieAlyssaSaulNathanMatthewCalvinMarianneElizabethLydiaDavyHapCaesarAustinDeanJohnnyEarlJaredJamesonDennyLouHinesTravisHaynesMillerJohnnyRedSmittyTomClintAliceGusGabrielDonDanielTeddyBartRudyCharlieRaymondEricJamesAndyAlexEvanJakeRonnieArloJohnnyBruceSamStevensEugeneHaroldTommyManningTaggertBroylesSwedeStevieStinsonSamTreyGeneDetroit
Tent City Lilly Donna Ruthie Mary Lydia Harlan Dick BobScottMeganJoshuaChadSarah
Christina's Group ChristinaMike
Meriwether County Correctional Facility Rick Michonne Glenn Carl Maggie Andrea Dale HershelLoriJudithBillyPatriciaAxelAndrewTyreese
Dupree Family Lucas Bethany ThomasCalvinMeredith
Pentecostal People of God HaroldJeremiahReeseStephenMaryNoelleEmma
Calvary Baptist Church Norma
Most Holy Redeemer Parish James Melissa Rory Molly MilesLelandLouisThurstonEarlChesterPatrick
Haralson Ashley Chelsea Bobby Trudy Jack FrankJamieCaleb
Woodbury Newcomers JinxIanJackRudyLindaClintMay
Moreland CooperMike
Atlanta Medical Center Doe TheodoreLawrenceCallumGlennCamo PantsSonnySoamesRaymondDaniels
Sixteenth Street Sophie Connie Bradley Lyle EveMartinBurtFredJohnny
Ile de la Lumiére Rafael
Stack Family JenniferKourtneyKaylaJohn
Spencer-Lee's Camp Cindy Teddy Spencer-LeeDanielSallyBarretAntoineRonnieDinaFitz
Chen Family AhuiWenzhu
Beacon of Light ElenaHengyenFangLinFrançoisDagangWangQingweiGuoWeizhenHaoboWangfaLankui LinnangHaihongTaijianChowLubinMing
The Grove MeiliXupinGuanShanshanShenyangHuangmangHongLoLiBiyingHuangyiJincaiChima
The Smokers Jiafeng
Heaven Monks LǎopóPing
Animals GypsySheckyArrow
Jiāngshī MaribelleBobby
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