Nothing is known about Emile's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he had a brother.
At some point in the apocalypse, Emile became a bounty hunter and would occasionally collect bounties for a plethora of clients in the Texas area in exchange for supplies.
Emile prepares dinner at his camp. Hearing rustling in nearby bushes, he calls out the unknown person, who stumbles out asking for help, stating that he has been being tracked for days. The person introduces themselves as Walter, and Emile offers him food, to which he accepts. Soon after, a dog catches up to Walter, unbeknownst to him that it belongs to Emile. Before realizing, Emile decapitates Walter and puts his head in a box with his name labeled on it, along with taking his key. Emile receives a call from Virginia, being asked to take up the job of hunting down Morgan Jones.
Emile arrives outside the building Morgan and Isaac are holed up in. Isaac steps outside, where he is asked about Morgan's whereabouts and shows him a sketch for reference. Isaac denies it continuously, until Rufus tracks the scent into the building. Emile begins to break down doors and cabinets in search of Morgan, though to no avail.
Some time after Isaac and Morgan escape and take refuge in the water tower, the tower suddenly gives in at the hands of Emile, who uses a chain and his truck to break the foundations. Exiting his truck and approaching Morgan, he is shot in the arm by him, giving the two time to leave in Emile's truck, leaving him alive.
Eventually, Emile catches up to the two once again in a valley. Morgan kneels and awaits the inevitable, though Emile is stopped by Isaac before he can decapitate Morgan. The three fight, with Emile getting the upper hand by putting pressure on Morgan's open wound, yet is outplayed and fatally wounded when Morgan stabs him in the chest with his staff. Emile taunts Morgan before ultimately being decapitated with his own axe.
The following morning, Morgan finds Emile's body and reanimated head, taking his clothing and axe with him. As Virginia arrives on the road to supposedly receive Morgan's head, she instead finds Emile's reanimated head in the box intended for Morgan.
- Killed By
- Morgan Jones (Alive)
As Emile tries to kill him, Morgan manages to block the blow with his staff and knocks Emile off of his feet. Morgan impales Emile in the chest with his staff and takes his axe with Emile taunting that Morgan won't be able to bring himself to kill him. However, Morgan decapitates Emile with his own axe.
This list shows the victims Emile has killed:
- This character was originally named Josiah LaRoux before his first name was changed to Emile.
- He is the first living character directly killed by Morgan Jones on Fear The Walking Dead.
- Emile is mentioned by the Cigarette Man in "The Key" when asking Morgan about his whereabouts upon noticing his axe.