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This article is about Woodbury Arena fighter. You may be looking for his appearance in the Comic Series. For other pages with the same name, see: Eugene

"Where is that fucker?! WHERE IS HE?!"
—Eugene looking for Harold[src]

Eugene Cooney is a comic-adapted character first encountered in The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury. He is described as "a toothless, tank-shaped man with a shaved head" and "crusty, scabrous and subliterate". "He wears secondhand football pads over his iron-girder shoulders, and carries a bloodstained bat wound with reams of tape." He is a resident and an arena fighter living in Woodbury.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Eugene's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He may have lived in or near Woodbury before the outbreak.


Woodbury, Georgia

At some point after the outbreak began, Eugene became a guard in Woodbury.

The Road to Woodbury

Eugene is first seen with Travis helping gather biters for the big arena fight. Travis backs his truck up against the fence and Eugene gets out with a grunt to open the vertical door and lower the ramp. Soon after, Dr. Stevens arrives with one of the National Guardsmen, Stinson, who is placed in the back of the truck as bait and devoured.

At some point Eugene volunteers to fight in the arena for entertainment as a staged performance.

The Fall of the Governor - Part One

Main article: Eugene Cooney (Comic Series)

It is unknown if his reanimated head was destroyed or kept by the Governor to add to his collection. One of his feet is later given to Penny for food which she refuses to eat.


Killed By

During the arena fight, Michonne kicks Eugene in his groin and then does a quick turn, a sort of low pirouette, before swiftly bringing her katana down on his neck and decapitating him.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Eugene has killed:


Novels 1 2 3 4 5
Rise of the Governor
The Road to Woodbury 👁
The Fall of the Governor
Search and Destroy
Return to Woodbury
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