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This article is about the Comic Series character. You may be looking for his TV Universe counterpart. For other pages with the same name, see: Dwight

We have the advantage here, Rick. We could take their leader down right away. Everything would fall into place without her. People here would thank us. You know that. This is how it has to be. We have to do this.
―Dwight while holding Pamela at gunpoint, shortly before being executed by Rick.[src]

Dwight is a main character and an antagonist at two points of the series, as well as a survivor of the outbreak in Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is also the deuteragonist of Here's Negan. He is one of the original members of the Saviors who was formerly married to Sherry, until the latter decided to marry Negan for the chance of an easier life. During the war against the Saviors, Dwight acted as a double agent with the desire to dethrone Negan.

Following the end of the war, Dwight became the leader of the Saviors for two years before resigning and leaving the group. Later on, Dwight took charge of the Alexandrian military, becoming Rick's trusted adviser and right-hand man until his demise.

He served as the secondary antagonist of Volume 17: Something To Fear during his first attack on Alexandria Safe-Zone and the primary antagonist of Volume 31: The Rotten Core trying to kill Pamela to take over the Commonwealth.

Overview[]

Upon his introduction, Dwight is established as a ruffian and a rogue, willing to do whatever is required of him to survive. He's a man of few convictions and no loyalty but to the well-being of his wife and himself. He's a no-nonsense individual. Dwight also struggles to maintain relationships with people, as he constantly finds himself at odds with people he once called friends or even family. He attributes this to him focusing on the negative to the point of driving people away.

Despite her frequent betrayals, Dwight deeply loves his wife, and continues to do so even after she leaves him for another man (after the war). He always sees the best in her and doesn't seem to hold her responsible for her actions, preferring to place the blame on others or himself. His wife's safety was the driving factor in his decision to betray Negan, and her death almost caused him to betray Rick.

After the timeskip there is an ostensible change in Dwight's character. He is emotional and self-deprecating, his self-esteem at an unprecedented low. Once again, Dwight shows little concern for others and is consumed by his own feelings, as evidenced when he leaves the Sanctuary despite the potential repercussions, doing little to ensure the stability of the Saviors upon his departure. His confidence seems to grow once he moves to Alexandria and assumes, albeit reluctantly, the leadership of the Militia. He becomes resentful towards Rick when the latter kills Sherry, even threatening to overthrow his friend. Once Laura leaves him, however, he feels remorse for his actions and starts to accept that Sherry's actions weren't his fault. He apologizes to Laura and Rick and, with Laura's help, starts focusing on self-improvement.

Over the years, Dwight has developed a strong sense of justice, and seems to view the world in "black and white" terms. He is, thus, disgusted by the way the Commonwealth operates and is willing to go to war to "save" the people living in it whom, in his eyes, are being oppressed. This attitude ultimately leads to his demise.

Pre-Apocalypse[]

Location Unknown[]

Little is known about Dwight's life prior to or as the outbreak began, other than he was married to Sherry and was a soldier. It can also be inferred that he had some experience with wielding crossbows, seeing as how it became his weapon of choice early in the apocalypse.

Post-Apocalypse[]

Here's Negan[]

At some point after the outbreak, Dwight runs into Negan alone in the woods, asking him for some of his meat and offers him company. When Dwight leads Negan to his camp, it's revealed that Dwight was the leader of a small group which would eventually be transformed into the Saviors under Negan. Over a short time, Negan begins to take the group over, much to Dwight's dismay.

Life at the Sanctuary[]

Sometime after arriving at the Sanctuary, Sherry marries Negan to make life easier for both herself and Dwight. Though Dwight initially accepted this, neither he nor Sherry knew how much they would miss each other and started an affair behind Negan's back. When Negan found out, he punished Dwight by burning the left side of his face with an iron, horrifically scarring him and seemingly ripping off one of his eye lids, causing Dwight's eye to be constantly irritated. After this, Dwight did Negan's bidding without question and rose through the ranks to become one of his lieutenants.

Something To Fear[]

Dwight is a survivor with a half burned face who wields a crossbow. Dwight killed Abraham Ford with his crossbow and took Eugene Porter as a hostage with his fellow Saviors. At the Alexandria Safe-Zone's gates, Dwight tries to get in with many of the other Saviors. However, Eugene bites his crotch and Rick Grimes' group begin to open fire at the Saviors. Dwight retreats with many other Saviors with his crotch bleeding.

Dwight returns at the end of Issue 101 as a hostage of the Alexandria Safe-Zone members, having been captured by the Alexandrians after their skirmish outside the Safe-Zone. Dwight yells at Andrea and Rick, saying that when Negan finds them he will kill them. Andrea punches Dwight in the face. Rick debates what to do with Dwight. Carl tells him to kill Dwight to show that the Safe-Zone is not to be messed with. Rick talks to Michonne about the matter and she agrees to not attack, so Rick decides to let Dwight leave Alexandria, much to the anger of Holly, Andrea, and Carl. Rick then tells Paul Monroe to follow Dwight to get as much intelligence on the Saviors as possible.

What Comes After[]

Dwight is then seen on the highway, grinning that he got out unharmed and gave away no information about the Saviors. However, unknown to him, he is being followed by Paul. Paul throws a zombie off an overpass and Dwight overhearing it fall, turns around, but, doesn't see anything. Brushing it off as nothing, he continues onward.

Later on at a Savior outpost, Dwight is met by a savior who tells him that he was being followed. Dwight doesn't believe it until the other Savior has Paul brought before them. Dwight recognizes him and realizes that the Alexandria Safe-Zone isn't going to co-operate like they agreed to. He has Paul tied up and intends to bring him back to Negan, saying that he's "going to have a lot of questions for you."

Once the Saviors reach their base, an abandoned foundry, Dwight realizes that Paul has escaped. Afraid of what would happen if Negan found out, Dwight urges the other Savior with him to not say a word about this to Negan. Negan then comes out and is surprised to see Dwight since he was informed that the latter had been killed during the attack on the Safe-Zone. Dwight claimed that the rumors 'were grossly exaggerated', but, Negan insults him by saying that 'there's always a next time I suppose.' Dwight is then seen attacking Carl after he had ambushed and killed several of the Saviors, but, Negan tells him to stop. During the 'ceremony' of Mark getting his face burned after having an affair with Amber, Dwight and Sherry are seen looking at each other, implying that Dwight had this happen to him as well. After the 'ceremony' he stops Amber from following Mark, saying that she could make it worse for both of them if all the Saviors were aware of what really transpired. Sherry tries to talk to Dwight, but, he is angrily rebuffed and leaves. Later on, Negan is seen challenging Dwight to a game of ping-pong, but, the latter declines. Negan claims that it was getting boring anyway and proceeds to grab Sherry and talks about how he'll have sex with her, claiming that he'll 'ping pong my dick all over these titties.' This apparently was the last straw for Dwight, for he is later seen traveling to speak with Ezekiel at the Kingdom.

When he arrives at the Kingdom, he informs Ezekiel, along with Rick and Paul, that he'll tell them everything they want to know about Negan and the Saviors. Initially Rick doesn't believe him and points out that he serves Negan and led a Savior group against their home that resulted in the death of Abraham; Dwight claims that he never fully trusted Negan to begin with. When asked why he would help them after everything he's done, Dwight tells them about how he got his facial scars: when they first joined The Saviors, his wife Sherry agreed to become one of Negan's wives in order to better her and Dwight's situation. One night while Negan was away, Sherry went back to Dwight and slept with him. Negan was furious when he found out and punished Dwight by ironing him. He even offers to kill Negan himself, saying "I'll bring you that asshole's head on a silver platter... and this nightmare will, at long last, be over." Dwight is able to convince Rick and Paul to form an alliance between him and Ezekiel to take down Negan. While Rick and the others attack Negan outright, Dwight will work on the inside to get close to Negan and take him out when he least expects it. Dwight then leaves the Kingdom and returns to the Sanctuary. He keeps a low profile during the following days and weeks as to not draw suspicion towards himself (when Rick asks during the planning if they've heard back from Dwight, Ezekiel says that he must stay hidden until the opportune moment presents itself).

March To War[]

Dwight does not appear in this volume. However, he is mentioned several times throughout the course of the volume.

All Out War - Part One[]

Eventually Rick, Paul, and Ezekiel's army arrives at the Sanctuary and the war between the two sides finally begins. During the fight, Negan grabs Dwight and orders him to round up the men at the outposts to draw the army away. Dwight agrees, but looks away from Negan and hesitates to immediately act. Later on, Dwight inquires to Negan why the firefight has stopped; Negan reveals the large herd of zombies approaching the fence and tells the former "I hope you're wearing your shitting pants." Soon afterward, a truck driven by Holly (the former girlfriend of Abraham) smashes through the fence, drawing roamers inside the perimeter. Negan orders Dwight to make sure the zombies are kept out and to get everyone inside.

He is later seen alongside a group of Saviors watching Negan interrogate Holly for information. Holly recognizes Dwight, and reminds him that he was the murderer of Abraham, however, he just stares at her and does not respond. He is later seen with Negan attempting to clear a massive herd of zombies from the Sanctuary's courtyard, however this plan fails and along with the other Saviors, Dwight retreats inside.

Dwight is later seen alongside Negan and many other Saviors, attacking Alexandria in retaliation to the attack on Sanctuary. Dwight is among those who are armed with grenades and orders the Saviors with him to spread out. When one of the tossed grenades is caught and thrown back by Paul, Dwight is knocked backwards and three of the Saviors he was with are blown to bits, including Gary. Blinded, Dwight orders the survivors to cook the grenades before throwing them in order to prevent any more being thrown back. When one stammers about how long they should hold them, Dwight changes his mind and decides on a new strategy; he pulls a gun from behind his back and shoots him as well as the rest of the Saviors he was with. Paul rushes over and wonders why Dwight killed them; Dwight reminds him that he is on their side and tells Paul that he'll lie to Negan, saying they were attacked and that Dwight was the lone survivor. Finally, wanting the Safe-Zone (and Rick) to trust him, Dwight tosses the belt containing the remaining grenades to Paul and has him pass them on to Rick.

All Out War - Part Two[]

After the destruction of the Alexandria Safe-Zone, Dwight leaves with the rest of the Saviors to the Sanctuary, helping capture Eugene and his bullet-crafting team on the way back. He is later seen assisting Negan and Carson in the torture of Eugene, slyly glancing at Carson when Negan leaves the room.

As Negan and Carson both leave, Dwight returns to Eugene's cell. The latter insults Dwight and says that as long as his mouth is free, "you know I'm still dangerous" (harking back to their first encounter.) Dwight asks if he's through and says that he can get them out of Sanctuary. Eugene doesn't believe him and Dwight reveals his role as a double agent working against Negan. Before he can go any further, Dwight turns around and sees Carson standing behind him. He tries to come up with an excuse, but Carson says he heard everything. Afraid that he might tell Negan this, Dwight is shocked when Carson says he'll join Dwight's cause to remove Negan from power. Dwight is later seen watching the Hilltop next to Negan while the latter orders to attack the community at sundown.

Once the group arrives, Negan demands Rick shows himself. However, Kal tells Negan that if wants to speak anyone, he will have to speak with him. Negan takes this as an insult and has Kal shot through the head. After this, Dwight and the rest of the Saviors break through Hilltop's main gates and start to open fire on the people inside. Negan orders Dwight to infect his arrows with the bacteria; Dwight argues that he can't alter the weight too much "and they're called bolts." Dwight and Negan separate away from the rest of the Saviors and manage to kill a few Hilltop fighters. The two then take cover behind a wall and Dwight loads another arrow, hoping to possibly kill Negan while they are separated from the rest of the group. Before he can, Negan notices Rick, Aaron, and Nicholas in front of them, the trio not noticing Dwight and Negan's presence. Negan sees this as an advantage and orders Dwight to shoot Rick, hoping the arrow will hit Rick and infect him. However, Dwight hesitates and glances at Negan, momentarily questioning his orders. Negan screams at Dwight, telling him to fire at Rick immediately. Through great reluctance and the need to keep his act-up to Negan, Dwight shoots an arrow at Rick and hits him in the side. However (unbeknownst to Negan), the arrow Dwight shot into Rick wasn't contaminated by the bacteria, thus ultimately sparing Rick from being infected.

Later on while waiting for whoever is now in charge to come out and surrender, Negan gets impatient and says he wants to go back in; Dwight (knowing that Rick is still alive) tells him to be patient. Soon enough, Rick comes out to deal with Negan. Bowled over with shock to see him still alive, Negan turns towards Dwight for an answer but Rick tells him to "look at me". After seeing Rick slash Negan's neck and the two starting to fight, Dwight holds the other Saviors back. Then, Michonne and Paul's team attack, killing many more of the Saviors. After saving Ezekiel and witnessing Negan pass out, Dwight approaches both Negan and Rick. Andrea aims her rifle at him, tearfully telling him to stay back, but Dwight says he's on their side and grabs Lucille. He orders the Saviors to stand down, proclaiming both Negan's rule to be over as well as the war between the two sides. He appoints himself as the new leader of the Saviors and rallies the remaining Saviors to follow him. Seeing the looks on several of their faces, Dwight assures them that they do not need to be afraid of Negan or his rules anymore and asks that they give him a chance to prove that things will be better now. He orders them to pack up the camp and journey back to The Sanctuary.

Whispers Into Screams[]

Andrea mentions that Dwight and the Saviors are part of the trade community between the Hilltop, the Kingdom, and Alexandria.

Life and Death[]

Dwight appears by frightening Rick, Heath, Aaron and newcomer Magna with his crossbow arrow before coming out when Rick knew it was him. While the others went off to give the Saviors their share, Rick and Dwight have a quiet talk about their lives, how Sherry found someone better than the latter. He also asks Rick that he feels unfit to keep staying leader and wants him to find a new one. But Rick tells him to have an election.

No Turning Back[]

Dwight and the Saviors have learned of the situation with the Whisperers. As they are returning to the Sanctuary, a Savior named Laura suggests that he stay back and help Rick with their situation, to which he replies he no longer wants to be leader. Laura tells him that he can't quit, as his people need him.

Later at the Sanctuary, Dwight continues to express self-doubt and his wish to leave. Laura tells him that they need a leader, and he can not quit now. She then kisses Dwight, much to his surprise and admits her feelings for him. However, he leaves her, having already made up his mind on what to do. Taking Lucille, he leaves the Sanctuary. Laura follows suit and informs him she'll always support him, and they take off to Alexandria. They arrive as Rick is announcing that he plans to form a militia to deal with the Whisperers, and Dwight is among those cheering for Rick at the end.

Call To Arms[]

Dwight is seen with the rest of the Militia shooting roamers to practice for the war with the Whisperers. He saves Rick from a roamer and properly leads the army into killing them all. He then talks with Rick who tells him while he doesn't want to be leader, it's what he has to be. Dwight then returns to Alexandria with the rest of the Militia. Later, he is shown teaching Gabriel how to kill walkers, worrying how it will play out after Gabriel realizes that they're about to kill other survivors.

He later leads a team out into the open. Gabriel is attacked by a walker, but Dwight saves him just in time. Laura asks him why he has Lucille, to which he responds that she represents a lot to him, including oppression, misery, and authority, and he wants to change what she represents to positive aspects. He says that nobody in the Sanctuary should take her and start waving her around, like she was a prize.

The militia then find Michonne, being attacked by Beta. Dwight saves her life just in time, however Beta escapes. Dwight tells Michonne to get Aaron to the Hilltop. Michonne urges him to track down and kill Beta, to which he responds that he will. However, when she rides off with a dying Aaron, he tells the militia that they must go back. On the way back, they stumble upon a zombified Brandon Rose (who Negan previously killed) at the border. Dwight puts him down, visibly panicked. In confusion, the Militia question him. He tells them that they crossed the Whisperer's border, and that they have just committed and act of war.

The Whisperer War[]

Dwight is seen patrolling with Laura, Magna, and Heath. Suddenly, they spot Negan approaching, with a bag slung over his shoulder, with liquid oozing out of it. Dwight wants Magna to shoot him immediately, but she refuses. When it is clear that he is unarmed and not hostile, they agree to take him back to Rick. Negan tries to grab Lucille from Dwight's back, but Dwight doesn't let him, and Negan teases him, saying "You're going to fucking give her to me."

Dwight is later seen talking to Rick, who comments that the Whisperer War will be different and that they will have the advantage. He also comments on how he doesn't trust Negan and asks Dwight to keep an eye on him. Dwight is later seen devising a plan with the Militia, discussing where the best place to set up would be. When asked by Laura why Negan is standing at the back of the room, Dwight says he isn't letting Negan out of his sight.

Dwight and the Militia are later seen setting up at a water tower. Dwight asks Laura how long she thinks it will take Gabriel to climb the water tower, to which she replies "Another thirty minutes". As Gabriel reaches the top, he spies a large group of Whisperers approaching. Meanwhile, Dwight is patrolling with Negan, who asks Dwight for a weapon. Dwight refuses, so Negan proceeds to taunt Dwight about Sherry. Dwight shouts at him to shut up, just as Laura runs towards them, telling them that they've got movement. Dwight shouts at everyone to get in position as he looks through his binoculars, to see a herd of zombies and Whisperers approaching. The militia begins firing, however, Dwight orders them to fall back as the herd draws closer. After Negan retrieves a gun from a fallen soldier, Dwight says that he doesn't have a choice to trust Negan, under the circumstances. The fight continues, with many of the soldiers of the Militia being picked off by Whisperers. At this, Dwight begins to panic, saying "Dear God.. There's so many of them!". Dwight is flanked by Beta, who attempts to kill him. However, Dwight is saved by Negan, who strikes Beta and promises to kill him. During Negan fight with Beta, Dwight throws him, Lucille. After Negan's accidentally break Lucille during his fight with Beta, Dwight yells at him to get over it.

Dwight later kills a whisperer in order to steal his whisperer skin. Designed as Whisperers, Dwight, Michonne Hawthorne, Laura, Magna, and Yumiko infiltrate the Whisperers go into a herd and kill any real member of the group they find. They found one of them who gave up, only for Dwight to execute him anyway. After the battle Dwight returns to Alexandria, informing Rick about what happened, leaving Rick to worry that the war may not be over.

A Certain Doom[]

Dwight and Rick overhead a large herd, Dwight and along with group of riders go out in hopes of drawing the herd away from Alexandria. Spiting into groups Dwight, Heath and Laura led a group of walkers away from Alexandria. As Dwight, Heath and Laura take care of their herd they were rescued by Sherry and the Saviors. They take them back to Alexandria as hostages, where they demand to not be a part of communities. When the Saviors were distracted from seeing Negan, Dwight attacks Mark, stealing his gun, aiming it at Sherry demanding her to stand down. Rick orders Dwight to stand down, and go to talk with Sherry alone. After hearing Rick calling out for help, Dwight runs to him, finding Sherry dead. Rick explains himself to Dwight, but he just looks at Rick with anger. Dwight later begins working on repairing Alexandria.

Lines We Cross[]

Rick will ask Dwight to go on the trip to met with the group Eugene is talking to. Dwight refuses, Rick asks why and defends himself about what happened with Sherry. Dwight tells Rick he wants to take over. Rick threats Dwight about this, leaving him alone. Dwight will later oversee Negan as he packs supplies and takes him to the gate. Dwight watches Rick visits Andrea grave, and Laura steps at Dwight leaving him.

New World Order[]

Dwight later visit Laura apologies for his behavior and asks if he still has a chance with her. Later when Pamela Milton arrives with the Commonwealth, Dwight prepares the Militia. He confronts the Governor with the Militia behind him, but is told to stand down by Rick.

The Rotten Core[]

Dwight accompanies Rick and Pamela along with the others.

On the road, Princess thanks Rick for allowing her to join them, and Rick awkwardly tells her not to mention it. Princess asks if Rick trusts her, to which he answers yes, as long as Princess isn't acting the way she is at the moment. As Princess continues to babble, Rick stares at her in confusion. Suddenly, Dwight signals from the front for everybody to get down. A herd is blocking their way. Dwight asks Rick if they should let it pass, but Rick rejects this, as even a slight deviation from the herd's current course could result in Oceanside being overrun. Rick wonders where their lookouts are, and how they missed the herd. Dwight points out that Rick, Heath and himself can't steer it alone, but Rick interjects that they're not alone, and notes that the herd isn't that large. Rick informs Mercer about the change of plans, and asks for their assistance in steering the herd away from Oceanside. Mercer coldly states that he won't do anything that might endanger the Governor, but Rick points out that they'll be leading the herd away from Pamela, and not doing so would actually be endangering her. Mercer and his soldiers reluctantly agree.

Dwight instructs them on what to do. Princess is nervous, but Mercer reassures her by telling her to stick to him. As the group leads the herd away, Pamela orders her driver to get closer to them instead of staying put like she was told. Princess notices the back of the herd breaking off, and informs Mercer, who is greatly frustrated to learn that they've been alerted by the Governor, who didn't stay put as she was told. While distracted, Princess runs into a group of walkers, and falls off her horse. Mercer jumps down to rescue her, before realizing they're being swarmed. In the front of the herd, Dwight and a Commonwealth soldier notice Mercer and Princess are in trouble. The soldier says he can get to them, but Dwight tells him it's too late as there are too many walkers in the way. The soldier calmly replies that "that's what the armor's for", before walking into the herd as Dwight stares in amazement. Even further upfront, Rick and Heath notice the heard breaking away as well, and are shocked to learn that Pamela followed them. As Rick frantically searches for the members of his group, the Militia arrive, and begin killing the walkers. Together they mow down the entire herd, impressing Governor Milton. After Princess, Mercer, and the soldiers fight off the remaining walkers, Princess suddenly kisses Mercer, as she thought they were "having a moment", leaving him speechless.

As the herd is eliminated, Dwight congratulates the soldiers. Rick asks if Dwight had his soldiers follow them, and Dwight confirms, and asks if Rick isn't glad that he had. Rick angrily tells him that if he hadn't pulled Annie and Vincent from lookout duty, they might have avoided the herd altogether, leaving Dwight to contemplate his decisions. Pamela congratulates Mercer, saying he did the Commonwealth proud. Furious at her seeming lack of care for him and his men, Mercer asks for an apology. Pamela begrudgingly apologizes for causing him any alarm, but says that she knew what he was capable of, and adds that now Rick's group knows as well. As she walks away, Mercer glares at her angrily.

Their first stop is the Sanctuary. Dwight is not very happy to be here again and he, along with the rest, sees his old acquaintances. Next, Dwight is present during a conversation with John, Rick and Pamela, while he himself is watching.

In the morning, as they leave the Sanctuary, Rick asks Dwight if he got any sleep. He replies that he hasn't, as his former home brings out too many bad memories. Rick takes the opportunity to apologize for Sherry, but Dwight interjects, saying there is no need to "reopen old wounds". He adds that he was wrong to blame Rick, and also thanks him for not killing him. Rick humorously replies that thanking him for that doesn't exactly paint the best picture of him. Dwight goes on to elaborate that he always blamed the wrong people, be it Rick for Sherry or himself for Negan's actions, and reveals that Laura has been helping him with that, before she gleefully interrupts him. Rick states that he's glad Laura and Dwight have each other, before looking on saddened as they ride further ahead.

Then he, along with the rest, come to the Kingdom and Hilltop Colony. After they leave for the Commonwealth, Dwight tells Heath to take the group to Alexandria and tell Magna that they have left and will most likely be back in a month.

Upon reaching the Commonwealth, Dwight, along with Rick, Pamela, and the others see chaos. Dwight, Mercer and the Commonwealth Army help stop the riot. He then helps to put things in order, Dwight is disgusted at having to clean up the Commonwealth's mess while they eat in the restaurant above them. Laura suggests they clean up the Commonwealth after cleaning up their mess, an idea Dwight seems to like.

Rick finds Dwight sitting in his apartment. Dwight wants to be put in charge of the Commonwealth, as he thinks the people in it are being oppressed, but Rick denies his request. Furious and in disbelief, Dwight asks him what he means by that. Rick asks if Dwight means to take the place by force and points out that they might not win such a war, and that it would result in people being killed. Dwight thinks the people of the Commonwealth would rally behind them, but Rick wonders if Dwight has learned nothing and tells him to leave, clearly frustrated.

Dwight is walking through the streets and is annoyed at the increased number of soldiers. He antagonizes them and also starts riling up the people, telling them that they live in a police state. When one of the soldiers grabs him, Dwight shoves him to the ground. As the solders prepare to arrest Dwight, the people start rallying to his side. Dwight then surrenders, satisfied that his point has been made.

Rick goes to see Dwight in the Commonwealth jail. Rick wonders what Dwight was thinking. Dwight explains that he was testing where the people's loyalties lie, and that he is now certain they would support Alexandria in a conflict against the Commonwealth, adding that they can easily win given that there are more people than soldiers. Rick angrily asks Dwight if he took the time to see the good things about the Commonwealth, as Rick has been thinking about how they could improve the Commonwealth as well. He acknowledges that the Commonwealth's system is wrong, but points out that things aren't so cut and dry, as it's not simply a conflict between good and evil. Rick, thus, wants to change things by example rather than war. He says that what Dwight is doing is dangerous and that he has to stop.

Dwight is released from jail and is reprimanded by Laura, who stresses that he could have been killed. She agrees that there needs to be a change in the Commonwealth, but doesn't want to rush things. Dwight, on the other hand, believes that the Commonwealth needs an urgent change. Laura clarifies that she isn't trying to downplay the situation, but thinks there needs to be a plan. She asks where Rick stands, so Dwight tells her Rick will come around.

Pamela and her entourage are on a "hunt", accompanied by Rick, Michonne and Dwight. They spot a group of roamers, so Pamela asks for a shotgun. She shoots one roamer in the shoulder, and instructs Mercer to deal with the rest. Pamela invites everybody to head back. Michonne is concerned about Mercer, but Pamela assures her he will be fine. Dwight, Rick and Michonne look at this with confusion.

Dwight and Rick confront Mercer in the locker room. Mercer explains that Pamela has them leave a few roamers in the wild so she can organize "hunting parties" and put on a show, so the people think she is keeping them safe. This disgusts Dwight. Mercer once again reiterates the Commonwealth is long due for a change, which Dwight agrees with.

Dwight and Rick are invited by Michonne to her apartment. Once there, she tells them that she thinks they are making a mistake by planning to overthrow Pamela. Dwight disagrees, and chastises Michonne for selling out for a nice apartment. Rick, however, agrees that they should work with Pamela to change things in the Commonwealth. Michonne is relieved to hear this, so she reveals that she has invited Pamela to the meeting as well. In that moment, Pamela bursts into the room with two armed guards. She says that she's glad Rick is on the same page as her, but tells Dwight he needs to go. Michonne is shocked, as she just invited Pamela to talk, but the Governor will hear none of it, as she can't simply allow people to plot behind her back. Dwight and Rick are shocked that Michonne would betray them to the Governor, but Michonne clarifies that she invited Pamela to talk and nothing more. Dwight accuses Michonne of being with "them" now. He tells Rick that there is no way he can peacefully convince someone like Pamela to give up power. Pamela assures Dwight that she's willing to do whatever is necessary for the well-being of the Commonwealth, but Dwight doesn't believe her. Pamela orders her men to arrest Dwight, prompting the latter to pull a gun on Pamela, shocking everyone. Rick tells Dwight to put the gun down, but Dwight refuses. He believes Pamela is the same as Negan, and thinks the only thing people like them respect is power. Dwight demonstrates this by threatening Pamela to instruct her guards not to move, which she does. Dwight says that they could take down Pamela right now, and that everything would fall in place without her, adding that the people of the Commonwealth would be thankful. Dwight holds Pamela at gunpoint. Rick, not wanting to let civil war break out in the Commonwealth, is left with no choice and shoots Dwight in the head.

At the morgue, Laura mourns Dwight's death standing before his dead body.

Death[]

Killed By

During a secret meeting between them, Pamela is invited by Michonne. Unfortunately, she shows up with armed guards and orders her men to arrest Dwight, which prompts him to pull a gun on her.

Dwight thinks Pamela is just like Negan and thinks the only thing people like them respect is power. Dwight holds Pamela at gunpoint, before he was about to pull the trigger and kill her. Rick, not wanting to let civil war break out in the Commonwealth, is left with no choice and Rick shoots Dwight in the head, killing him instantly.

Killed Victims[]

This list shows the victims Dwight has killed:

Relationships[]

For a more in-depth look at Dwight's relationships, read here: Dwight (Comic Series)/Relationships

Allies

Enemies


Appearances[]

Issues 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Book One
Book Two
Book Three
Book Four
Book Five
Book Six
Book Seven
Book Eight
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Book Ten 👁
Book Eleven 👁
Book Twelve
Book Thirteen
Book Fourteen
Book Fifteen
Book Sixteen 👁
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream

Gallery[]

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Trivia[]

  • It is confirmed in Issue 166's Letter Hacks that Dwight wasn't originally going defect to Rick's side, since Negan was supposed to be killed off in Issue 108.
  • Dwight is the figure featured on the cover of Issue 101.
  • Both of Dwight's tear ducts appear to be fully functional, despite the scarring on his face. His left eye is incapable of blinking and thus dries out and begins tearing up frequently. This requires Dwight to apply eye drops to them on a regular basis.
  • Dwight's main weapon is his crossbow, which he used throughout most of his appearances. The last time he was shown with it was in Issue 141.
  • Dwight, along with Negan, were the first Saviors to be named.
    • He was the first Savior to appear and then be named.
    • With Dwight's death, all the named Saviors (besides Negan) who were introduced in the volume "Something To Fear" are now either deceased or have an unknown status.
  • Dwight is the final named Savior to die in the Comic Series.
  • Since the timeskip after Issue 126, Dwight has been missing tattoos on his right arm.
  • As of Dwight's death, all of his known family is now deceased.
    • Interestingly enough, both him and his wife Sherry were killed by Rick.
  • Dwight's death is somewhat ironic, as he was killed in a similar manner as his first known victim, Abraham. Both were unexpectedly shot in the head, without ever seeing their demise coming.
    • His death is also similar to Dexter's, Rick's first victim. Interestingly, Dwight is Rick's last victim.
    • By killing Dwight, Rick has avenged Abraham in which can be considered poetic justice.
    • Interestingly, Rick killing Dwight draws parallels to Dexter's death in Issue 19. Dwight was the last living person Rick kills, whilst Dexter was the first, and both men are killed by a sudden gunshot to the head. Even the framing is identical; the two men are both center-frame as a bullet comes from off-panel and passes through their head.
  • Dwight's the first named character Rick Grimes killed willingly since Issue 77, when he killed Peter Anderson. All of his kills after Issue 77 had been accidental, in self-defense or zombified.
    • His death also marks the final character that Rick kills before his untimely death.
    • In Letter Hacks issue 186, Robert Kirkman justifies Dwight's death by saying that he killed Abraham by writing "MURDERED ABRAHAM" in large black text.
    • This is interesting because Abraham’s death was not originally planned in issue 98.
  • Dwight is one of three named characters who has shot Rick Grimes, the others being Reggie and Sebastian Milton.
  • Dwight is one of three known survivor in the comics who was a member of the military before the apocalypse occurred.
    • The other two known characters to have served in the military are Abraham Ford and Mercer.
  • An edited panel of Dwight was used for an April Fools' Joke in which it was "spoiled" that Daryl Dixon would appear in Issue 129 of the Comic Series.
    • In the TV Series, Dwight ends up stealing Daryl's crossbow, his signature vest and motorcycle and keeps them for the duration from Season 6 to Season 8.
    • Daryl was named 'Dwight' in the scripts for Season 1.[1]
  • Dwight is the last antagonist to be killed in the Comic Series.
  • Dwight is one of the Saviors who has the largest appearance in the Comic Series, the other two being Negan and Laura.
  • Dwight is the third main character in Comic Series who killed another main character, the first being Brian Blake, the second being Michonne Hawthorne, the fourth being Negan, the fifth being Rick Grimes.
  • Dwight is one of the four reformed antagonists in the franchise to convert back to their antagonistic ways. The other three being Bonnie (Determinant), Anne, and Troy Otto.

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