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This article is about the Negan Lives character. For other pages with the same name, see: Derek

We don't want to use our guns, best not to draw attention to oneself, especially after dark. But I will shoot you in the fucking stomach and watch the most painful death imaginable for the next few hours.
―Derick convincing Negan to dig his own grave.[src]

Derick is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He served as the primary antagonist of Negan Lives.


Derick is a sadistic, cold-hearted, and barbaric man. He has no respect for other human beings, including his own allies, as is willing to kill Lucy simply for being too soft. He is shown to be merciless killer, as his group have gone around robbing and killing innocent survivors which he is shown to take pleasure in. He and his group capture Negan and Derick plans on killing him and giving him the slowest most painful death he can imagine. He is extremely unsympathetic after hearing Negan's story about his deceased wife, to the point of even laughing at him about it.


Location Unknown[]

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


At some point, Derick formed a group with two other survivors. Together, they robbed and killed other survivors for supplies. The group eventually come across Negan and use Lucy to lower his guard. By the time, Negan realizes it's a trap, Derick and Barry surround Negan and try to kill him, despite Lucy's protests. Derick then forces Negan to dig up Lucille's grave so they can bury him in it after they kill him. He begs them not to force him to continue, but he ends up complying after Derick threatens to kill Lucy. Derick asks him who's buried in the grave, saying they must be special if he'd rather die than dig them up. Negan tells him that it's his baseball bat, which is representative of his deceased wife. Derick says his story is the "stupidest shit he's ever heard".

Suddenly they are surrounded by walkers, who kill Barry. Derick shoots some of them, but gets bitten. Negan uses the shovel to kill the walker biting him, as he wants to kill Derick himself. He stabs and kills him in the chest with the shovel, attempting to cut him in half.


Killed By

Derick and his group are surrounded by walkers. Derick attempts to fight back, but is ultimately overwhelmed and bitten. Wishing to kill Derick himself, Negan kills the walkers attacking Derick and proceeds to stab him in the chest with a shovel, attempting to split Derick in half.

Killed Victims[]

This list shows the victims Derick has killed:

  • Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people





Comic Series[]


  • Derick bears a resemblance to the camp survivor. Both also share many similarities:
    • Both are in their late 30s with brown hair.
    • Both are leaders of their respective groups.
    • Both are the primary antagonist of the Negan spin-offs.
    • Both are also the first and last living characters Negan kills.