Dianne is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is a resident and soldier of the Kingdom. Six years after Rick Grimes' assumed death, she eventually moves to the Hilltop and becomes a guard, before moving back to the Kingdom. Following the fall of the Kingdom, Dianne once again relocated to Hilltop.
Dianne is a stoic woman of few words, choosing when to chime in and voice her opinion. She is also one of action, preferring not to stand by while things go on around her, always willing to fight with her allies. She is shown to have a sarcastic sense of humor and is very loyal to the communities she lives in, proving to be a valuable asset in any kind of confrontation.
Nothing is known about Dianne's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that she had a sister.
Dianne attends the feral pig hunt with Ezekiel, Morgan, Benjamin, Richard, Alvaro, and Jerry. After the pigs are herded into a garage, Dianne shuts the door in order to trap the pigs inside. She is then tasked with retrieving the truck to load up the pigs. After the pigs are loaded up in the truck, she returns to the Kingdom with the others. Later, she is present at the exchange with the Saviors and begins to explain to Morgan who the men are until he interrupts, stating he knows about the Saviors. She raises her weapon after Jared attacks Richard, but the situation is diffused by Ezekiel.
Dianne is at the Saviors exchange with Ezekiel and the rest of his court, waiting for Gavin and his band of men to arrive. A walker stumbles into the vincinity and Dianne comments that it's wearing the same dress her sister has. She puts it down with an arrow to the head just as the Saviors arrive. After the heated exchange with the Saviors, Dianne comments again on the walker and the dress before heading back to the Kingdom. She is later present when Ezekiel and other Kingdom soldiers arrive at Carol's house to deliver a casserole.
Dianne drives the truck to the exchange spot when she is forced to stop due to the road being blocked by a row of shopping carts. She searches the area with the others when they come across the empty grave. She helps to clear the carts and they continue on their way.
When Gavin tells them to hand over their weapons, Dianne raises her gun. She then watches in horror as Benjamin is shot in the leg by Jared. She helps load him on to the truck and drives to Carol’s house. The next day, she accompanies Ezekiel and the other Kingdom residents as they load another cantaloupe onto the truck. She watches helplessly as Morgan strangles Richard to death. She and the others then leave at Morgan’s request.
Dianne follows Ezekiel as he leads a regiment from the Kingdom toward Alexandria. She and the rest of the Kingdom residents arrive just as Negan is about to execute Carl and begin to kill the Saviors. She works alongside Ezekiel throughout the battle.
After the Saviors and Scavengers retreat from Alexandria, Dianne walks alongside Carl and Enid as everyone is looking for Sasha as a walker. She is then present for Rick, Maggie and Ezekiel's speech to the communities, all united and ready for war.
Diane is among the militia to listen to the leaders' speeches before they launch their assault on the Sanctuary. As the other prepares for the upcoming assault, she calms down Andy's nerves about fighting alongside so many strangers, stating that she will look out after him. After successfully ambushing the Saviors' headquarters, she and the others leave in their vehicles so the incoming horde may swarm the factory.
Dianne is later part of a small group of soldiers from the militia, which includes Tara, Jesus, and Morgan that stands outside the fence of the satellite station outpost they previously cleared out. It has since been re-settled by Saviors. Morgan asks Dianne if she’ll be able to hit the guards through the fence using her arrows. She expresses doubt.
Dianne is among the Militia to sneak into the Satellite Outpost that has been re-occupied by the Saviors in order to take it over. The group creates a plan to distract the walkers, Morgan creates a gap, distracting the two Saviors and allowing Dianne to silently take out the guards with her bow. She gets into position as the Hilltoppers prepare to assault the unsuspecting Saviors.
Inside, she and Oscar are with a group of Hilltoppers pinned in a hallway as Saviors shoot from a distance. Oscar comments that they've lost touch with one of the groups. He is unable to answer Tara when she asks about Morgan. After a lengthily gunfight, Dianne and her allies are able to gain the upper hand as the Saviors call a retreat. Before Alden, Jared, and the other Saviors can flee, they are captured by Dianne and the rest of the militia.
Dianne is among the Hilltop and Alexandrian forces escorting the around 30 captured and shackled Saviors along a road at by armed guard. On the road, a number of walkers roll down a nearby hill towards the convoy and chaos erupts. Two Saviors are killed, and as the Militia members are preoccupied with the threat, a group of 10 Saviors led by Jared make a break for it, running off into the woods. Morgan gives chase, firing at them as they flee.
Dianne and three other Militia members escort the Saviors back to the road while Jesus tries to reason with Morgan. Dianne later arrives with Tara after Morgan and Jesus fight. He leaves the group while Dianne and the others proceed to return to Hilltop. Dianne and the Hilltoppers then arrive at Hilltop with the captured Saviors.
Dianne is among the Kingdommers and Hilltoppers to watch over the captured Saviors at the Hilltop. She helps move the Saviors inside the walls and into the makeshift prison that was built to hold the prisoners. She then locks them up.
Dianne is in the car with Jesus, Maggie, and Neil on their way to the Kingdom when they are stopped by Simon and the Saviors. Despite Simon's threats to kill Jerry, Simon tells Gary to lower his gun and proceeds to shoot Neil in the head, killing him instantly, much to Dianne's horror. She then returns back to Hilltop with the convoy.
Dianne completes an inventory of the Hilltop's rations with Bertie and informs Maggie the situation regarding the rations, stating that they'll get by if they reduce the rations by a third for the week, but adds that it will be worse if they account for the captured Saviors. Later, Dianne, along with Jerry, Scott, and Oscar, accompanies Maggie to the makeshift prison and listens on as Maggie declares the Saviors will be let out for a few minutes a day in pairs and under close watch of the guards.
Dianne and the other Hilltoppers bring the Savior prisoners out onto the balcony as Maggie addresses Simon on the radio. After the Saviors open fire, she helps usher everyone inside the Barrington House. She survives the attack on the Hilltop and the subsequent outbreak that leaves several more dead. She escorts Alden to Maggie at the graveyard after the first attack and later confides in Maggie that she believes in her and that she is a good leader.
After the second attack, Dianne is part of a group consisting of Maggie, Jesus, Oscar, Eduardo, and Kal doing a sweep of the Hilltop grounds when they find Alden and Siddiq. Alden alerts the group that several Saviors defected and are trying to close the gates to protect the community from incoming walkers. Dianne and the others then go to assist the Saviors in barricading the gates. The next morning, Dianne is at the graveyard alongside Rick, Michonne, Jerry, Jesus, and Maggie paying her respects to those who were killed in the double attack.
Diane talks with the others and updates Maggie on the situation. She says that they might not have have enough bullets to fend off the Saviors if they come back. Daryl points out that the Saviors might have to go hand to hand if the walker guts were their only option. Rosita points out that they have their bullet maker. Later, Dianne sits at a campfire with Alden as a bloody Rick makes his return back to the Hilltop.
Dianne accompanies Rick and the rest of the militia to fight the Saviors in the final battle. After most of the Saviors are wiped out due to Eugene’s faulty bullets, Dianne and the others fight the surviving Saviors until they surrender. She watches on as Negan is defeated and captured while Rick addresses the crowd, declaring peace among all communities. Afterwards, Dianne returns home to the Kingdom.
Having moved from the Kingdom to the work camp along with several other residents, Dianne is part of the team of laborers working to build a bridge connecting the communities' trade routes. When a group of walkers suddenly ambushed the lumber yard, Dianne is among those to arrive in time to save Daryl, Jed, another Savior, and the injured Aaron. At night, Dianne plays cards with Eugene, Tara, and Rosita around the campfire.
At the camp, the Saviors are furious with the news of Justin's death. Alden promises they'll get to the bottom of it but is punched in the face by Jed, who claims he isn't one of them anymore. Carol steps in with her gun at her hip, stopping Jed. Dianne draws her gun along with the crowd as the Saviors start accusing Daryl and Anne of being the culprits. They grab axes to retaliate when Rick rides in the middle of the group with his gun drawn and warns everyone to back off.
In Hilltop, Dianne is getting the horses ready while Maggie packs her bag and talks with Jesus. She then asks Maggie if she's ready and they part together to Alexandria. On the way to Alexandria, they pass by a pile of decapitated walkers that were dispatched by Michonne several nights ago.
On the way to Alexandria, Maggie stops her horse so she can kill a walker furiously, bashing it's head with the crowbar as Dianne watches. After she finishes, she cleans up her weapon and continues towards Alexandria. Later, Dianne informs Maggie and Michonne about the shooting at the camp.
On the bridge, as Rick limps away before collapsing, he hallucinates as Dianne and the others rush past him to kill the walkers. Michonne stops and sees Rick's wound. She reminds him she fell in love with him because he's a fighter. After killing the walkers, everyone stops to watch them. Michonne tells Rick how much she loves him and he tells her, "This isn't real." Michonne tells him to wake up and he does, now alone on the bridge.
The walkers approach as Rick hobbles away. He makes it across the bridge and turns around hoping to see the walkers fall through, to no avail. A walker makes its way inches away from Rick before getting shot in the head by a crossbow bolt. Rick watches as Dianne and the rest arrive nearby.
Maggie and Michonne hatch a plan to divert the walkers but Rick won't allow it. He notices the dynamite on the bridge, takes aim, and says to himself "I found them", before shooting and igniting the dynamite. The bridge ignites and explodes as Dianne and the rest can only watch in horror, assuming Rick to be dead.
Six years later, Dianne moves to Hilltop and becomes a guard, while also overseeing the training of new recruits. The next day, as the rescue mission gets ready to go look for Eugene, she helps Jesus gear up.
At Hilltop, everyone runs inside as Michonne and Siddiq arrive with Magna and her group. From the guard post, Dianne makes them all surrender their weapons before entering. Later, Dianne asks Carol if she can ride back with her to the Kingdom, explaining that she can help over there, and she agrees.
Dianne goes to Ezekiel and catches him up on plans to head out to hunt deers. Later, in the woods, Dianne watches as Ezekiel explains to Carol that he and his people planned a minor side mission to grab something for the fair. Carol agrees to tag along and they go to an abandoned movie theater.
Outside the movie theater, Dianne listens as Ezekiel reveals to Carol that he wants to get a projector bulb, explaining how important it could be for families. She then listens to the songs as Jerry uses a boombox to draw the walkers away from the theater.
Inside, Dianne accompanies Jerry as he gingerly retrieves the bulbs. Suddenly, some walkers attack them, causing him to drop the bulb into the walker infested room. Jerry then tells Carol and Ezekiel about it. Ezekiel considers leaving, but Carol steps in and sets up a plan to retrieve it. They take out the walkers, grab the bulb and finally head out.
In the Kingdom, Dianne and her group arrive without their armor from a supply mission. Inside the theater, Jerry tells Ezekiel that his patrol got jumped and robbed on the road by a group called “The Highwaymen,” who gave them a note warning anyone traveling to the fair will be turned back unless they pay their toll. Dianne guesses it could be Jed’s group of Saviors, but Carol politely rules that out. Ezekiel decides they should fight these marauders and instructs Jerry to gather all their fighters.
Later, on the road, Jerry and Carol scope out the highwaymen community while Ezekiel laments the violence they have to resort to. Carol suggests they try talking to them first, and if that doesn’t work they’ll kill them. Ezekiel, Carol, and Jerry infiltrate the Highwaymen base and confront Ozzy, as Dianne points her arrow at him and the rest of the Kingdom fighters grab Ozzy's people from behind. Ezekiel draws his sword and says he’s prepared to fight for what they’ve created. He then offers the man a job to clear the roads for him in exchange to access for the Kingdom and the fair. Ozzy laughs in his face and draws Jerry’s sword, telling them they’ll have to do better than that. Carol then asks when the last time they’ve seen a movie and a shocked Ozzy responds, “Seriously?”
Back in the Kingdom, Dianne helps the Hilltop group unpack their supplies for the fair.
In the Kingdom, Dianne watches from the crowd as Ezekiel declares they’ve finally accomplished Rick, Carl, and Jesus' dreams of reuniting the communities. “Let the fair of a new beginning begin!” Ezekiel says as everyone celebrates and applauds.
Later, Dianne and a group prepare to leave the Kingdom to go to Hilltop and leave some soldiers in case of a possible attack. She tells Tara she should stay and then fist bumps her goodbye. In the woods, Dianne and the rest encounter Ozzy, Alek, and D.J. and find one of Hilltop's carts overturned. The group decides to split up, with Dianne going to the Hilltop.
The next day, in the Kingdom, Dianne listens from the crowd as Siddiq delivers the tragic news, tells them how brave everyone was in their final moments and how he was intentionally kept alive to tell this very story. He encourages everyone to remember the fallen.
Several months after the fair massacre, the Kingdom has fallen due to burst pipes, rot, and fires that have consumed multiple buildings across the community. Dianne and the residents get ready and leave the place to move to the Hilltop. On the road, the group spots walkers in a field but keep moving undetected.
Later, as more snow starts falling, Michonne decides to take the group to the Sanctuary for shelter during the night. In the Sanctuary, Dianne helps the residents rest and stay warm. After a while, the group gets ready and leave the Sanctuary.
In the woods, the group passes the pikes into Alpha’s territory. Michonne kills frozen walkers, unsure if they’re Whisperers or not, before reaching the frozen lake. Suddenly, walkers awaken from the snow banks and the group kills them one by one before escaping across the ice.
In the morning, Dianne and the group finally arrive at Hilltop, where Daryl knocks off the head of a frozen walker. That night, she spends time with her companions in their new community.
Some months after the blizzard, Dianne is among the coalition members drafted into the militia that was formed in response to the Whisperer threat. She and the other militia conduct a training exercise on the Oceanside beach. As Ezekiel and Jerry methodically release walkers from a shipwrecked boat, Dianne and the other militia work together as a unit to take out the walker threat.
They are successful and return to Oceanside to rest, eat, and socialize with the Oceansiders. That night, Dianne helps put out the fire that was ignited in the woods in Whisperer territory after a satellite from outer space crashes.
Dianne is alerted to the commotion of a tree falling onto a house and a portion of Hilltop's walls. She then helps the other residents rescue the trapped injured from the rubble. The next day, Dianne and the other residents kill the incoming walkers with the help of the Alexandria convoy when the herd invades the community that night.
The following morning, Dianne attends the council meeting where Michonne announces she will be delivering supplies to Oceanside after receiving reports of potential Whisperer activity. Later that day, Dianne and a group prepare their convoy and head out on their journey towards Oceanside.
Dianne and the group continue their journey towards Oceanside when they stop briefly after Scott comes across recent footprints on their path. When Luke convinces Michonne to stop at a library along the way, Dianne and Marco stay outside as lookouts as the rest of the group heads inside.
Later that day, the group arrives at Oceanside where Dianne witnesses as the residents bring a captured man to the camp and accuse him of being a Whisperer. When walkers suddenly invade, she helps take out the threat and secure the community. The next day, Dianne bids farewell to Michonne after she explains her plan to bring back weapons in exchange for helping Virgil get back home. She and the rest of the group then travel back to their communities.
This list shows the victims Dianne has killed:
- As of "The Calm Before" Dianne is one of nine characters introduced in Season 7 that are confirmed to be alive, the others being Ezekiel, Jerry, Laura, Rachel Ward, Cyndie, Quan, Nabila, and Oscar.
- Dianne currently has the most appearances out of any non-main character.