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"Okay? Open the gate. They so much as scratch an itch, close their eyes. Here's the deal. Don't care where you came from, what you left behind, or who you buried. You want to stay here in Woodbury, you need to be able to do two things. Fight and build. Doc Stevens will show you how Woodbury works. How you build."
—Gene Gavin to the hero player.[src]

Gene Gavin, also known as The Major, is a novel-adapted, playable, and main character who appears in The Walking Dead: Road to Survival. He is the original leader of Woodbury.

Pre-Apocalypse & Post-Apocalypse

Main article: Gene Gavin (Novel Series)

Main Story

Area 1 - Homemart

To Be Added

Area 2 - Woodbury Gates

To Be Added

Roadmap - Barker's Story

To Be Added

As a Playable Character

Major Gavin - Road To Survival, Edition #1

  • Persona: Leader
  • Trait: Alert
  • Role: Damage
  • Rarity: Rare (3 Stars)
  • Leader Skill: All ranged teammates get +20% attack.
  • Adrenaline Rush: Pillar Of Leadership (All teammates get +80% defense for 2 turns.)
  • Specialist Skill: Does not have one.
  • Active Skill: Does not have one.

Major Gavin - Road to Survival, Edition #2

NOTE: This character is only obtainable through character ascendance.

  • Persona: Rebel
  • Trait: Tough
  • Role: Damage
  • Rarity: Epic (5 Stars)
  • Leader Skill: Does not have one.
  • Adrenaline Rush: Major Pain (Deal 500% damage to one enemy. Up to three teammates get +60% attack for 3 turns.)
  • Specialist Skill: Command (When this character defends, the previous ally to take an action this turn will receive a bonus action. That ally will be unable to act the next turn.)
  • Active Skill: Does not have one.


Killed By

Gavin is shot at point blank range in the side of the head by The Governor. Afterwards, Gavin is taken out of Woodbury, barely breathing, and is put down by an exiled Trey Barker.

Killed Victims

This list shows the people Gene has killed.


"The Walking Dead: Road to Survival"


  • The Walking Dead: Road to Survival marks the first physical appearance of Gene, since he his looks have been only described in the novel series..
    • He is one of the characters seen physically somewhere else than the original media, along with Crystal, Nick, David, TreyJeremiah and Crawford, who wasn't seen alive but as a zombie in the original media.
  • Major Gavin Road to Survival, Edition #2 is one of many characters to have Command as their Specialist Skill. For other characters, see Command.
  • His death in Road to Survival is different compared to his Novel Series counterpart: he is shot by Brian indeed, but in the back of the head and multiple times.