"Where's Emile? (...) Who the hell is Virginia? We just want the key Emile was getting for us."
—This man before attacking Morgan Jones.[src]

The cigarette man is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. He is a member of a mysterious hostile group, and served as the primary antagonist of the episode "The Key".


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about this man's life prior to or as the outbreak began.


Galveston, Texas

At some point in the apocalypse, this man and his companion came across a large submarine washed up on the shoreline of Galveston, Texas. After discovering the key to the large vessel was in possession of a man named Walter, they contacted bounty hunter Emile LaRoux to track him down and retrieve the key.

Season 6

"The End Is the Beginning"

The man is first seen with his companion camping out beside the submarine. The man spray paints the words, "the end is the beginning" on the side of the submarine, but is interrupted by a walker, who he kills with the can. The man tells his companion that Emile should have arrived by then, and the two agree to wait elsewhere.


When Dwight and Althea enter an office building, they find the same message from the submarine, "the end is the beginning", spray painted on a wall, hinting that the man was in the building at some point. After the two situate the issue in the building with plague-ridden rats, Al examines an abandoned can of spray paint, drawing the analysis that the man who left the message intentionally infected the community.

"The Key"

While traveling down the road, Morgan's car is struck by another car driven by the man. When the man exits with his companion, he is held at axe point by Morgan. They threaten him and demand he gives them a key. When Morgan refuses to comply, they attack. After Morgan kills his companion, this man jumps on his back and begins to strangle him. Morgan is able to shake him off and once again warns him to stop. This man ignores him and attacks him with a knife, forcing Morgan to stab him in the chest.


Killed By

When the man attacks Morgan with his companion in an attempt to retrieve a key, the man is stabbed in the chest by Morgan with the staff end of his weapon.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims this man has killed:

  • Walter (Caused)
  • 15 unnamed office workers (Possibly, Caused, Alive)
  • Himself (Caused)
  • Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people


Fear The Walking Dead

Season 6

Unnamed or Unseen FTWD Characters
El Sereno VivianThompson Daughter 1Thompson Daughter 2Neighbor 1Neighbor 2Neighbor 3Steven
Los Angeles CounselorGloria's FatherGloria's MotherWomanProtester 1Protester 2BystanderJunkieDriverT.J.Dr. HanND WomanCar Crash Victim
Paul R. Williams High School BettyTeacherStudentFaculty MemberBillDominicStacyDante
Temple Community Hospital ICU DoctorNurseDr. CookOld Man
L.A.P.D. LAPD Uni 1LAPD Uni 2RyanDavid
National Guard Compound MedicInternee 1Internee 2Internee 3Guardsman 1Guardsman 2Guardsman 3Nevins
Valle de Guadalupe PriestBoy
Rural Baja California Outlaw 2MotherGirlOutlaw 1Man 2
Tijuana FatherThirsty ManThirsty FatherYoung RebelCrowd WomanLittle GirlMarco's SisterYoung Hag
La Colonia ScoutResident 1 ViejaHerrera DaughterResident 2 Resident 3Resident 4Pablo
Rosarito Beach Hotel Refugee 1Refugee 2Refugee 3
Refugee 4Refugee 5Refugee 6Refugee 7HusbandMotherVictor
Broke Jaw Ranch DirectorMilitiamanMedicApron ManSleeping Guard
Gonzalez Dam Old WomanBodyguard 1Bodyguard 2Bloody Man
Black Hat Reservation Native 1Native 2Uncle
El Bazar CustomerRiot GuardTellerPushy HawkerFlier BoyPeddlerWaitress
Texas Tess' SonAbrahamEugeneBillEmilyNancyManLumber Yard SurvivorThin SurvivorMr. DorieRoseClementine
Leland's Group Man 1Man 2
C&L Freight Services Crewmember 1Crewmember 2Trucker 3Trucker 2Trucker 1
Camp Cackleberry GirlBoy
The Pioneers Miss PfeifferPioneer 1Pioneer 2JasperWorker 2Worker 1Juliet
Jones Family JennyDuane
Unnamed Group Cigarette ManYoung Man
Miscellaneous Characters GregorySteffanSusanMalloryAlexaMattJoshJasonEmilyJohnMelanieMariaJaneDanBetsyNeganDerekEastmanMistyDannyKristianRyanJesseValeryTroyJesseAlisonPatrickTwisted RoundMiguelMan
Animals BenelliBruce
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.
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