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This article is about the TV Series character. For other pages with the same name, see: Austin

"For Pope."
—Austin to Daryl before attempting to kill him.[src]

Austin (first name unknown) is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a member of the Reapers.



Prior to the outbreak, Austin was fighting in Afghanistan along with the rest of his squad which included a lot of members that would eventually become the Reapers. Upon returning from war, he struggled to find jobs or deal with trauma, but the relationship between him and his comrades remained strong. He then decided to become a mercenary.


Season 11

"Acheron: Part II"

Austin and at least a dozen Reapers appear on a dark road adorned on both sides with bodies hanging from posts. Suddenly, the Reapers open fire on Maggie and her group, killing Roy and severely injuring Cole. As the Alexandrians flee into the woods, the Reapers chase after them.


Chaos breaks out in the woods as Austin and the Reapers hunt down members of Maggie's group, killing Cole and injuring several others, including Duncan, Negan, Daryl, and Gabriel.


While Daryl is being taken in for interrogation by Carver and Powell, Austin can be seen amongst his comrades within Meridian. He is later seen waiting with the Reapers as Daryl and Leah emerge from a burning trailer. Austin is seated around the campfire eating dinner with his fellow Reapers including the newly recruited Daryl Dixon. He is shocked and disturbed when Pope horrifically kills Bossie by throwing him in the fire.

"Promises Broken"

Austin is seen when he lets Ancheta and Washington inside Meridian after they failed to locate Maggie's group. He witness them getting admonished by Pope, until Leah comes to their defense.

"For Blood"

Austin is present when Pope and the rest of the Reapers are observing the herd. Later, when Maggie lets a herd of walkers inside the walls, he helps clear them with Boone and Fisher. He retreats with his fellow Reapers when ordered by Leah.

"No Other Way"

Austin is seen taking aim at Gabriel from a window. Daryl manages to stop him and they get into a fight. Austin nearly overpowers him, but Daryl is able to stab him, then strangles him to death. He hides just as Leah and Washington enter the room and both discover Austin's body. Leah mourns his death and declares she won't lose anyone else.


Killed By

After stopping Austin from shooting Gabriel, Daryl engages in a fight with him. Austin ends up getting stabbed in the stomach and strangled by Daryl to silence him after he tries to run away. With the rest of the Reapers closing in on them, Daryl covers his mouth and suffocates Austin as well until he dies.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Austin has killed:


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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


  • In the Memoriam on Talking Dead for "No Other Way", he is credited as You Got Schooled Reaper.