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"Now stop it! Stop talking that way. You ain't no defect. The Good Lord has helped us get this far, and He's gonna see us through—"
—Calvin reassuring Meredith on their situation.[src]

Calvin Dupree, also called Cal, is a main character and later an antagonist, as well as a survivor of the outbreak featured in The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor. He is described to be emaciated, lifelong Baptist and the head of his family.



Almost nothing is known about Calvin's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he was born and raised in a town in Kentucky and had a wife, Meredith, and two sons named Lucas and Thomas, and a daughter named Bethany.


After taking leadership of the town of Woodbury, Georgia following the death of its previous leaderLilly Caul begins welcoming refugees into the town, including the Duprees. Later on, Calvin and Meredith argue about staying in Woodbury.

After the death of his wife, Calvin and Lilly become lovers, his family and Lilly become very close, the sense of having a normal family life eventually makes Lilly decides to give up most of town leadership to Jeremiah Garlitz, with devastating consequence for the town. Calvin soon turned into an deeply religious man, and he believes now, he is living in at the end of the time, and God's judgement day is coming close, Jeremiah convinces him to join his mass suicide pact so that he could be accepted into Heaven. When Lilly and Bob Stookey find Jeremiah's plot in the last minute and try to stop it, Calvin confronts them, when he is about to kill Lilly, his son Thomas shoots him in the head, killing him.


Killed By

When he is about to kill Lilly for not giving up to the Pentecostal People of God, Thomas suddenly shoots him in the head, killing him.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Calvin has killed:


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
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.