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"For a chance to be my own man. For the opportunity to actually see my brother again. For a life where I don't have to worry about having my face melted with an iron... I don't care how good our lives have been. I'm with you... And I'm pretty sure there are others that would be, too."
—Carson to Dwight[src]

Carson (first name unknown) is a character first encountered in Issue 105 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a prominent member of The Saviors.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Carson's life before or as the outbreak began, even his first name. However, he does have a brother named Harlan Carson. At some point, he met Negan, who made him leave the Hilltop to be his personal assistant at the Saviors' base.[1]


What Comes After

Carson is seen asking Negan about the recent gunfire from Carl Grimes, asking if everything's alright and if they need to worry about it, he is also the one who informs Negan that the iron is ready for Mark's punishment.

All Out War - Part One

He is later seen in the Sanctuary when Rick's forces have trapped him and the rest of The Saviors inside, by using noise to draw a huge herd to the Sanctuary. He asks Negan if he should set up a meeting, Negan tells him no as there are more "pressing" matters to attend with.

All Out War - Part Two

Carson is seen along with Negan and Dwight after capturing Eugene Porter. After Negan leaves to have sex with his wives, Carson and Dwight stay behind with Eugene. Dwight explains to Eugene that he is secretly on Rick's side. Carson overhears the conversation, and says as good as his life in the Sanctuary is, he'd much rather be able to see his brother again and live freely. He tells Dwight he will aid him in his rebellion against Negan. A few hours later, he breaks out Eugene and the rest of the hostages, along with Mark and Amber, who say they want to come with him.

Whispers Into Screams

Carson crosses Maggie on the Hilltop, and asks her where his brother Harlan is. She replies by telling him that he might be in the infirmary.

Life And Death

Carson is seen standing with Maggie and the rest looking at Gregory's dead body. He is later killed by Alpha and his head left on a pike.


Killed By

Alpha disguises herself as one of Rick's people and infiltrates the fair grounds. Gradually, she begins luring people off the fairgrounds and decapitating them, then placing their heads on wooden pikes to mark the border between the land belonging to the Whisperers and Rick's communities, with Carson being among them.

After finding the border, his zombified head is put down by either Dante, Andrea, Carl, or Lydia.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Carson killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


Harlan Carson

Hardly anything is known about Carson's relationship with his brother; though it can be inferred that he cares about him due to the fact that he expressed a desire to defect to the Hilltop with Dwight and Eugene's party to reunite with him. They both lived together at the Hilltop for two years. Their exact moment of reuniting is not shown, and their relationship has not been explored in too much detail. Still, however, they presumably share a basic sibling bond with each other. After Carson is killed by Alpha, Harlan can be seen mourning him.


They were presumed to have a stable relationship. In Issue 122, it's shown that Carson discovered Dwight's plan to revolt against Negan. Despite being one of Negan's trusted men, Carson ultimately joined Dwight's plot and said that there were others who'd be willing to join as well.


Carson seems to be Negan's man of trust inside the main base, as he is the one to inform Negan of the various events of the base and the one to organize Negan's iron punishment. However, it is revealed in Issue 122 that he secretly hates Negan and wants to help Dwight take him down.

Eugene Porter

"To Be Added"



  • The official Walking Dead site confirmed on February 27th, 2014, on the discussion page for Issue 122, that Carson and Harlan are brothers.
  • It is mentioned in Issue 148's Letter Hacks that Negan liked the younger Carson more than Harlan and made him his assistant in the Sanctuary.
    • It is revealed in that the separation between him and Harlan will be explained at some point.


  1. Issue 148: Letter Hacks
Comic Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlLoriJudith
Grant County ShaneReggie
Jones Family MorganDuane
Atlanta Camp SophiaAndreaGlennDaleBenBillyCarolAllenDonna
Tyreese's Group TyreeseChrisJulie
Greene Farm MaggieHershelBillyPatriciaOtisRachelSusieLacey
The Prison AxelDexterThomasAndrew
Prison Newcomers MichonneTerryMike
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Abraham's Group EugeneRositaAbraham
Gabriel's Church Gabriel
The Marauders CraigAndy
The Hunters ChrisTheresaAlbertDavidGregCharlie
Alexandria Safe-Zone
The Scavengers CarlosPatrickSandraDerekLiam
Hilltop Colony PaulEduardoEarlHarlanBriannaJohnnyAlexHershel
The Saviors TaraJohnMarkGavinLauraChristopherNeganMartin
The Kingdom WilliamZacharyTaylorBrianBenjaminGusEzekielMarcusRichard
Richmond MagnaYumikoKellyConnieLukeBernie
The Whisperers LydiaJoshuaMikeBetaJoshuaAlpha
Oceanside Pete
Pittsburgh Juanita
The Commonwealth StephanieSamuelsFrostLanceMaxwellPamelaGeorge
Greenville ClorisCurtis
Barcelona ClaudiaJeffrey
Virginia JoshPaulJeremyLucille
Animals ApplePeach PitButtonsShiva
Walkers Front
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