Nothing is known about Elias' life prior to or as the outbreak began.
At some point after the Apocalypse he joined the Commonwealth, where he lived with Lauren, who could be his wife or daughter.
Over the years Elias and Lauren would get to know Carl Grimes and be impressed with his carvings. At one point he was disappointed that Carl didn't bring a carving of a walrus to Lauren.
This list shows the victims Elias has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies
- Elias is one of the final characters to be introduced in the comic series, along with Andrea Grimes, Kapoor, Conner, and Elodie's child.