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"Anyone who tries to stop me is killing my brother!"
—Ethan to the Hilltop's people.[src]

Ethan is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is resident of the Hilltop Colony, alongside his brother Craig. Ethan is also part of a group that delivered supplies to the Saviors compound along with Craig, Crystal, Andy, Tim, and Marsha. He served as the primary antagonist of the episode "Knots Untie".

Pre-Apocalypse

Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Ethan's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he had a brother named Craig.

Post-Apocalypse

After the onset of the outbreak, Ethan presumable resided in a FEMA camp where he was then evacuated to a safe-zone named the Hilltop Colony upon where he settled into the farming community and became a prominent member.

Season 6

"Knots Untie"

Ethan and his team return from a supply run and reports that Negan killed two of their group because their drop was too light, and that he's holding another one of their members, Craig, hostage until they deliver a message.

Gregory asks for the message and Ethan holds his shoulder, says "I'm sorry," and stabs Gregory in the gut, creating a commotion. Rick and Michonne attempt to subdue Ethan, and Rick knocks him to the ground. He begins punching Ethan repeatedly in the face, but is distracted when another member of the community knocks him away.

Rick recovers and tries to pin Ethan to the ground, but Ethan gets the upper hand when Rick becomes distracted by Abraham's scuffle nearby. Ethan holds Rick at knife point, yelling that anyone who tries to stop him is killing his brother, Craig. Michonne's attempted intervention provides a momentary distraction, allowing Rick to stab Ethan's throat, killing him in a few seconds due from massive blood loss. His body is later burned in a funeral pyre that is seen in the background.

Death

Killed By
  • Negan (Indirectly Caused)

After returning from a Saviors delivery run where his brother Craig was captured by Negan, Ethan tries to kill Gregory by stabbing him in the stomach on Negan's demands, in a desperate order to keep Craig alive.

After fighting Rick, Michonne gets his attention and Rick stabs him in the throat.

Relationships

Craig

Craig and Ethan are never seen interacting on-screen, but it would be safe to assume they were close considering that they are brothers, their closeness is further solidified by the fact that he was willing to kill Gregory to ensure his brothers safe return.

Gregory

"Said they'd keep her alive, return her to us if I delivered a message to you..."
—Ethan explaining the situation to Gregory.[src]

Ethan and Gregory's relationship was never shown but it was assumed that it was stable before Ethan returned from his supply run, although it was clear he did not care much for Gregory based on the fact that he was willing to kill him for his brothers safe return.

Andy

"Ethan! You killed him!"
—Andy upon Ethan's demise.[src]

It's to be assumed that they were friends as they make regular runs delivering supplies to the saviors together. Their friendship is also evident in Andy's reaction to Ethan's death.

Crystal

It's to be assumed that they were friends as they deliver supplies together. Their friendship is also evident in Crystal's reaction to Ethan's death.

Appearances

TV Series

Season 6

Trivia

TV Series Characters
Grimes Family JudithR.J.RickCarlLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesGlennAndreaMerleTheodoreDaleSophiaJacquiMirandaLouisElizaAmyEdJim
Nursing Home MiguelFelipeJorgeGuillermoGilbert
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
The Living NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMrs. RichardsMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonMr. RichardsOwenErynKarenGregMiltonStevensRowanEileenFosterBettyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTimEmily
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Military Personnel WellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCallaway
Prison Newcomers BobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloePatrickZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaChristopher
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
St. Sarah's Church Gabriel
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronBarbaraScottKyleMrs. RobinsonNoraAlexSocorroDanteCherylHeathMarcusJonahEnidRussBobBruceTobinKent AnnaMikeyFrancineSpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaLucyRonJessieSamMayaDavidBetsyNicholasTommyAnnieWillSturgessBarnesNatalieStacyMichaelJefferyRichardsHollySamanthaBobbyCharlyneO'HaraDineshDanErinAdrianParkShellyCarterPeteRegAidenEric
The Wolves OwenAphid
The Saviors NeganLauraQuanAldenGracieAliceSherryDwightAmberTanyaMarkGinaPotterJoséBrookeMelJohnBrandonFrankieD.J.RichieRegina JedNorrisArat JustinSimonDukeLanceGaryReillyJaredEvanKatyKenoDerekDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoHuckWadeCamNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanJiroMilesPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
Hilltop Colony BertieKalEduardoOscarMarcoEarlHershelGageBriannaAdelineRodneyTammyCasperMartinMilesHildePaulGregoryKennethStephanieCraigCrystalWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneNabilaJennyWilliamHenryDanaKevinKurtAlvaroDanielColtonRichardBenjamin
Oceanside CyndieRachelJulesBeatriceKathyNatania
The Scavengers AnneTamielBrionFarronWinslow
Georgie's Group HildaMidgeGeorgie
Magna's Group MagnaLukeConnieKellyYumikoBernie
The Whisperers LydiaAlphaAdamBetaGammaFrancesZionRasmusSeanHelen
Shelter Survivors CyrusAmandaLamarFrankRoseMatias
The Highwaymen AlfredMargoAlekOzzy
Jocelyn's Group WinnieP.J.GinaLinusMitchellJocelyn
Unknown Location JenWayneVirgilLucyPrincessRufus
Miscellaneous Survivors SiddiqWilhelmMiloAmeliaEastmanSamAnaMrs. BlakeClara
Animals DogNellyShivaTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneSummerHannahEddie
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