- "I knew it was wrong to steal that boat but we all went along with it. Beating up that teenage boy and that man, and locking them in the shed! Stupid! THAT'S' when our group fell apart."
- —Boyd to Roman's group about trusting Roberto (Determinant)[src]
Boyd is an original character who first appeared in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season One, along with Vernon, Brie, Clive, and Joyce, as well as in the "400 Days" with Clive and Joyce still with him.
- 1 Pre-Apocalypse
- 2 Post-Apocalypse
- 3 Death (Determinant)
- 4 Killed Victims
- 5 Relationships
- 6 Appearances
- 7 Trivia
- 8 References
Not much is known about Boyd's life prior to or as the outbreak began. At some point during his life, he was diagnosed with cancer and was involved in a Cancer Support Group led by Vernon in the city of Savannah, Georgia.
After the epidemic occurred, he, along with his survivor group, moved into the sanctuary of Crawford, where it seemed safe. Following Oberson's tightening of security and liability elimination, the group was in danger of being eliminated for being "sick". After half of their group was killed, the remaining members fled Crawford, and created their home in the sewers of Savannah, in an abandoned morgue.
Boyd lived in the morgue with Vernon, Clive, Brie, and Joyce. He was seen during Lee's confrontation with Vernon and bid Vernon farewell after he decided to assist Lee Everett's group. He was reluctant to see Vernon go if Lee had chosen to lie, stating that Joyce was in tremendous pain, and he couldn't bear to see her that way.
Some point after Boyd and his group steal the boat, their leader Vernon dies from a unknown cause. Later Boyd along with Joyce and Clive come across and join up with Roman's Group.
The remaining survivors of the cancer support group (consisting of Boyd, Clive, and Joyce) join up with Roman, Shel, Stephanie, and Becca at Gil's Pitstop to foster a safe environment to live in. Boyd helps to grow a garden to keep the food supply up. One day, he and the rest of the group sit by and listen to Becca's guitar performance. When an unknown man breaks into camp and tries to steal food, Clive and Joyce argue he should be executed for his crimes. Joyce expresses distrust in strangers, and blames getting involved with outsiders for the sole reason they lost Brie and Vernon. However, Boyd strongly believes Vernon is responsible as it was his idea to steal the boat. Depending on which members of Lee's group from Episode 5 stayed behind to guard the boat, Boyd will reference the person or people they had to go through in order to take the vehicle by force. If Kenny stayed behind, Boyd will note him as "the guy with the mustache". If Christa and Omid stayed behind, Boyd calls them "that woman and her boyfriend". If Ben stayed behind, Boyd will describe him as "the teenage boy". If all of them stay behind, Boyd will describe them as Lee's group. If none of Lee's group stayed behind, Boyd will still point the finger at Vernon for having his eyes on the boat the entire time, and the second it was left unattended, they stole it and ever since then their group has fallen apart. Boyd is more compassionate and leans towards letting the stranger leave without being harmed. Depending on Shel's choice, it will directly affect Boyd's future state. If Shel decides to agree with him, the man will be let go, but lead bandits to the gas station for a raid that results in Boyd's death. If Shel chooses to have the man killed, Boyd will remain alive.
Kill Roberto (Unknown): If Shel votes to kill Roberto, Roman will shoot him. Though Boyd will live, but his current status is unknown.
Set Roberto Free (Dead): If Shel votes to set Roberto free, they will release Roberto. And Roberto and his group will come to the pitstop again and kill Boyd.
No Choice (Dead/Unknown): If Shel doesn't vote anything, Roman will make the choice himself, the result depends on Shel's dialogue with him earlier. If Roman doesn't kill Roberto, he and his group will come to the pitstop again and kill Boyd.
If Roberto was killed, his group will never have attacked, meaning if you didn't kill Roberto, Boyd will be killed when Roberto's group return later and attack. After being informed of what Stephanie tried to do to the group, Boyd is seen in the center of the parking lot, painting. When spoken to, he is disgusted that Roman is keeping Stephanie locked inside a truck, as well as the terminology he used to describe what she attempted. He will then urge Shel to take Becca and leave the group herself, claiming that the group is heading down a bad path. Following the end of Shel's story, his whereabouts become unknown.
- Killed By
- A member or members of Roberto's group (Caused or Direct, Off-Screen)
- Roberto (Caused or Direct, Off-Screen)
- Himself (Indirectly Caused)
- Stephanie (Indirectly Caused)
- Shel (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Roman (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
If Shel sides with Boyd and Stephanie and decides to let Roberto live, or if Shel remains silent and Roman makes the decision and decides to let him go, he goes back to his group and tells them about the Pitstop survivors. The group eventually attacks their camp, resulting in Boyd's death.
This list shows the victims Boyd has killed:
- Himself (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies
- Boyd is one of the few characters to have two voice actors.
- Boyd is the third character to be voiced by Mark Barbolak, the first being the Atlanta Police Officer and the second being Walt.
- Boyd is the third character to be voiced by Ruby Butterfield, the first being Steve and the second being Travis.
- Boyd is shown to be artistic, as he creates paintings for the group.
- Boyd seemed to be the moral compass of both the cancer group and the pit-stop survivors, attempting to push them all toward making the morally right decision and avoiding conflict, even defending a man who attempted to steal from them.
- He also seems to be the only one of his group to show pity for Lee's group after stealing their boat, save Vernon, who can leave a note explaining his remorse in "Around Every Corner". (Determinant)
- Boyd is the only member of the cancer group and Roman's group to have a determinant status.
- Boyd's death (Determinant) is ironic, as he was the one who voted that the prisoner be let go, which caused a group to attack the pit-stop and kill the man who defended Roberto.
- It was revealed in an interview with Mark Darin (Co-Writer of "400 Days") that they modeled Boyd after Dale from the TV Series.
- Mark Darin Interview - The Walking Dead Interviews Wiki