|This article is about the Novel Series character. For other pages with the same name, see: Charlie|
- "I know what he’s talkin’ about! Just never heard ’em called such a thing before."
- —Charlie to the old men about the word 'Biters'.[src]
Charlie Banes is a character first encountered in The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. He is a homeless resident of Woodbury and a Woodbury soldier. He is one of the first residents to speak to Brian Blake before he becomes, "the Governor." He and his two homeless friends are described as "ancient, grizzled, spavined codgers in moth-eaten Salvation Army coats". Charlie "has has a long white beard" and wrinkled eyes.
- 1 Pre-Apocalypse
- 2 Post-Apocalypse
- 3 Death
- 4 Killed Victims
- 5 Appearances
Nothing is known about Charlie's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He may have already been homeless and lived in or near Woodbury before the outbreak.
At some point after the outbreak began, Charlie started living in Woodbury and for some reason was unable to leave the town after the death of 'Yellow' Mike. He and two other homeless men often sit around a burning barrel in the town drinking alcohol and likely contributing very little.
On Brian Blake's first night in Woodbury he can't sleep, so he heads out at night to explore the town. Before dawn he passes an abandoned car part and alley before finding a group of old men huddled around a flaming trash barrel, warming their hands and passing around a bottle of Thunderbird. One of the men tells Brian to watch his back so he asks if they've got biters in the area. Charlie Banes is confused at the phrase so one of the men reminds him that they're the dead things that ate 'Yellow' Mike and the reason they're stuck in the town. Charlie snaps back and knows what Brian meant, he just hasn't heard them called that before.
Charlie takes part in the prison assault. He survives the first attack and retreats along with the rest of the militia. During the second assault, Billy Greene throws a grenade which lands on a Buick sedan and explodes, propelling the two-thousand-pound vehicle into the air, tearing shrapnel from its front half and sending every man and woman within a fifty-yard radius falling to their feet. Charlie is caught in the explosion and killed by deadly shrapnel torn from the vehicle.
- Killed By
During the second prison assault, Charlie is caught in the explosion caused by Billy Greene's grenade detonating a vehicle.
This list shows the victims Charlie has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies
- "Chapter Fifteen" (No Lines)