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This article is about the Comic Series character. You may be looking for his Road to Survival or TV Series counterpart. For other pages with the same name, see: Brandon

You're the only person I can think of who might hate Rick Grimes as much as I do. There's a whole army of Whisperers out there... And they don't want us bothering them. Rick is gearing up for war with them and they have no idea. If we went and told them what was coming... They could attack and kill Rick and all these other assholes that live here. They'd kill them, they'd all kill each other... Whatever. I know I can't make it there alone. You get me there... You're free to go... Or maybe you come back here and kill Rick with the Whisperers... Whatever you want.
―Brandon offering Negan a deal to escape from his cell in exchange for killing Rick.[src]

Brandon Rose is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a resident of the Hilltop Colony, alongside his parents. He served as the tertiary antagonist for both Volume 23: Whispers Into Screams and Volume 26: Call To Arms.

Overview[]

Brandon is shown to be an unintelligent and sadistic bully who enjoys harming those that can't fight back, but is also a coward at heart, as he runs away when Sophia beats him and his friend up, and is quick to beg Carl to spare him when he witnessed the latter beat his friend up with a shovel. He has no problem with lying to authority figures and playing the victim, as long as it means he can get away with his vile behavior. Brandon is also quite vengeful, as can be seen when he (along with his friend) attacks Sophia for defending her friend earlier, and later frees Negan in an attempt to warn the Whisperers of Rick's planned attack, as revenge for the death of his father. Brandon hoped that the Whisperers and Alexandria would wipe each other out, thus, in his eyes, avenging both his parents.

Pre-Apocalypse[]

Location Unknown[]

Nothing is known about Brandon's life prior to or as the outbreak began except that he lived with his parents and may have lived near the Hilltop before the apocalypse occurred.

Post-Apocalypse[]

At some point following the outbreak, Brandon and his parents made their way to the Hilltop, arriving sometime before Maggie moved there.

A New Beginning[]

Brandon is first seen bullying Brian alongside another kid, but is beaten-up by Sophia.

Whispers Into Screams[]

He later attacks her and Carl Grimes with a brick in order to get revenge. Brandon starts beating up Sophia while his friend holds her back, but Carl stops them and proceeds to viciously beat him and his friend with a shovel. He was left unconscious but alive. His parents brought him to the infirmary where he was treated for his wounds.

Life And Death[]

Morton and Brandon both look for Tammy, unbeknownst to them, she has been killed by Alpha and the Whisperers.

No Turning Back[]

After being informed of his mother's death, both Brandon and Morton mourn and he is later seen telling Rick that they should "fuck those people up" for Tammy's murder. He and his father both greet Vincent at his house.

Call To Arms[]

Brandon eventually finds out that Rick Grimes killed his father in Morton's attempt to force Rick to take action against the Whisperers. He stays at Alexandria for two weeks with the rest of the Hilltop people. With his parents dead and nothing else to live for, Brandon tries to attack Rick similar to his own father. However Rick subdued and threatened to kill him if he stepped one more time out of line. After being denied the chance to return back to the Hilltop, Brandon, hating Rick Grimes more than ever, goes down to Negan's cell and explains his plan of informing the Whisperers of Rick's declaration of war and having Rick himself getting killed in the process. Negan seemingly agrees with the plan, so Brandon steals the jail keys and frees Negan. They both escape the house before Rick and Michonne realize that Negan is gone. Brandon sneaks away from the Hilltop group traveling on the road, and gives Negan his old clothes. They then start to argue about Brandon's plan, so Negan pushes Brandon, telling him to take him in the right direction, then they both walk off.

Negan and Brandon eventually arrive at the border. The latter starts thinking about his mother, Tammy, whose head was one of the ones on the pikes that made up the border. Brandon begins to sob, prompting Negan to tell him to stop being such a coward. He then feigns empathy for Brandon and gives him a hug. Brandon then admits that he just wanted Rick and Alpha to kill each other, to which Negan tells him, "that's the plan." "Or rather," Negan goes on to state, as he kills Brandon, via a fatal stab wound to the chest. Negan then finishes, "…that was your plan," as he walks alone into the Whisperers' border.

Michonne and Aaron later find him, but due to their priority mission of finding Negan, they vow to return to him later. Dwight and the assembled army later find him zombified, and Dwight puts him down.

Death[]

Killed By

As they make their way to the Whisperers border, Negan fatally stabs Brandon in the chest, killing him.

Later, a zombified Brandon is found by the Militia and is shot in the head by Dwight.

Killed Victims[]

This list shows the victims Brandon has killed:

Relationships[]

For a more in-depth look at Brandon's relationships, read here: Brandon Rose (Comic Series)/Relationships

Allies[]

Enemies[]

Quotes[]

The following is a list of some of Brandon's most memorable quotes.

A New Beginning

"There's nowhere for you to run, shithead! (…) Now we have to do this. (…) You'll never squeal on us again!"
- Brandon as he and his friend beat up Brian for telling on them, "Issue 131"

Whispers Into Screams

"We weren't going to hurt Brian too much... just teach him a lesson. Now you get the lesson. You and your famous friend."
- Brandon to Sophia after hitting Carl in the head with a brick, "Issue 134"


"You attacked us last time. My parents know this. You attacked us again... and we got a little carried away. We're going to be real sorry. I might even cry when I realize what we've done. If you think the great Carl coward will tattle on us... even if he does, he'll just seem like a friend covering for you. I bet the worst thing that'll happen here is you get told not to pick fights you can't win."
- Brandon to Sophia about how they are going to get away with beating her up, "Issue 134"

No Turning Back

"Yeah, we need to fuck those people up for what they did to my mom!"
- Brandon to Rick about fighting against the Whisperers for what they did to Tammy, "Issue 146"

Call To Arms

"'Fuck you! you killed my dad, you fucking asshole! Then you tell me you're going to help?! THAT YOU'RE FUCKING SORRY?! I'll kill you--"
- Brandon as he beats up Rick, "Issue 152"


"You're the only person I can think of who might hate Rick Grimes as much as I do. There's a whole army of Whisperers out there... And they don't want us bothering them. Rick is gearing up for war with them and they have no idea. If we went and told them what was coming... They could attack and kill Rick and all these other assholes that live here. They'd kill them, they'd all kill each other... Whatever. I know I can't make it there alone. You get me there... You're free to go... Or maybe you come back here and kill Rick with the Whisperers... Whatever you want."
- Brandon offering Negan a deal to escape from his cell in exchange for killing Rick, "Issue 152"


"That must be it... the border they marked... with my mother's head."
- Brandon after seeing the pikes where his mom's head was put, "Issue 153"


"Whisperers killed my mom... Rick killed my dad. I hate them all. I want them to kill each other. I want them all dead."
- Brandon expressing his hatred of Rick and the Whisperers to Negan, also his last words, "Issue 153"

Appearances[]

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Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Book Five
Book Six
Book Seven
Book Eight
Book Nine
Book Ten
Book Eleven
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Book Thirteen 👁
Book Fourteen
Book Fifteen
Book Sixteen
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

Trivia[]

  • Brandon's name was revealed in Issue 152.
  • Brandon was the last member of the Rose family to die.
  • Brandon is the last tertiary antagonist to be killed in the Comic Series.
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