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This article is about the Woodbury soldier. You may be looking for the article about his appearance in the Comic Series, the preacher or the TV Series character.

Gabriel Harris, better known as "Gabe", is a comic-adapted main character in the Novel Series first encountered in The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. He is an overweight member of Woodbury and one of The Governor's most trusted allies.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Gabe's life prior to or as the outbreak began. It is possible that he was a resident in Woodbury before the outbreak began.


Woodbury, Georgia

Gabe, along with Bruce Cooper, were one of the first people to welcome Philip Blake and his group to Woodbury. When Brian Blake killed Major Gene Gavin, Gabe saw him as a leader and followed his every command, becoming a loyal soldier to The Governor.

Main Article: Gabriel Harris (Comic Series)


Killed By

While trying to convince the Governor to halt the assault at the prison, Gabe is promptly shot in the back of the head by Andrea.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Gabe has killed:

  • Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people


Brian Blake

Gabe, like Bruce Cooper, was very loyal to The Governor. He was one of his right-hand men, and one of his closest friends. The two were seen together planning on means to eliminate the prison survivors, although it was shown that The Governor didn't respect Gabe as much as Bruce Cooper (usually beating/threatening Gabe whenever he questioned his orders). The Governor was also very angry when Gabe had lied about killing Michonne. Nevertheless, The Governor seemed visibly shocked when he witnessed Gabe's death.

Nick Parsons

Even though Nick found Bruce and Gabe threatening in the beginning, he came to trust them, and moved into Woodbury.

Bruce Allan Cooper

"Goddamnit, Governor! After what they did to Bruce?! We need to take them down now!"
—Gabriel to Brian about Bruce.[src]

Bruce and Gabe were The Governor's right-hand men and were often seen together, they were also shown to be friends when Philip, Brian and Nick arrive at Woodbury, talking and joking while constructing the walls around the town. They would at times battle each other in the Arena, mocking and messing around with each other to give the audience a good show. After Bruce was killed, Gabe was angry and expressed to The Governor how they killed Bruce when The Governor ordered to hold off the attack, showing that he cared for Bruce.

Lilly Caul

Gabe and Lilly had a decent friendship. After Gabe almost gets killed by a horde of walkers, he is saved by Lilly, making him respect the lady more. He even stands up for her when Bruce asks who made her the surrogate leader of Woodbury.



Novel Series Characters
Timothy's Group TimothyAlicia
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family April Tara David
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
Woodbury David Tiffany Mercy Jenny TylerBarbaraGloriaSpeedMatthewBenRobbieAlyssaSaulNathanMatthewCalvinMarianneElizabethLydiaDavyHapCaesarAustinDeanJohnnyEarlJaredJamesonDennyLouHinesTravisHaynesMillerJohnnyRedSmittyTomClintAliceGusGabrielDonDanielTeddyBartRudyCharlieRaymondEricJamesAndyAlexEvanJakeRonnieArloJohnnyBruceSamStevensEugeneHaroldTommyManningTaggertBroylesSwedeStevieStinsonSamTreyGeneDetroit
Tent City Lilly Donna Ruthie Mary Lydia Harlan Dick BobScottMeganJoshuaChadSarah
Christina's Group ChristinaMike
Meriwether County Correctional Facility Rick Michonne Glenn Carl Maggie Andrea Dale HershelLoriJudithBillyPatriciaAxelAndrewTyreese
Dupree Family Lucas Bethany ThomasCalvinMeredith
Pentecostal People of God HaroldJeremiahReeseStephenMaryNoelleEmma
Calvary Baptist Church Norma
Most Holy Redeemer Parish James Melissa Rory Molly MilesLelandLouisThurstonEarlChesterPatrick
Haralson Ashley Chelsea Bobby Trudy Jack FrankJamieCaleb
Woodbury Newcomers JinxIanJackRudyLindaClintMay
Moreland CooperMike
Atlanta Medical Center Doe TheodoreLawrenceCallumGlennCamo PantsSonnySoamesRaymondDaniels
Sixteenth Street Sophie Connie Bradley Lyle EveMartinBurtFredJohnny
Ile de la Lumiére Rafael
Stack Family JenniferKourtneyKaylaJohn
Spencer-Lee's Camp Cindy Teddy Spencer-LeeDanielSallyBarretAntoineRonnieDinaFitz
Chen Family AhuiWenzhu
Beacon of Light ElenaHengyenFangLinFrançoisDagangWangQingweiGuoWeizhenHaoboWangfaLankui LinnangHaihongTaijianChowLubinMing
The Grove MeiliXupinGuanShanshanShenyangHuangmangHongLoLiBiyingHuangyiJincaiChima
The Smokers Jiafeng
Heaven Monks LǎopóPing
Animals GypsySheckyArrow
Jiāngshī MaribelleBobby
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.