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"Lilly, you don't need to do that--please--!"
—Hap trying to talk Lilly out of killing the Governor.[src]

Hap Abernathy is a character and an antagonist first encountered in Issue 48 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a resident of Woodbury and a member of the Woodbury Army.


Atlanta, Georgia

For Hap's whereabouts prior to or as the outbreak began:

Main article: Hap Abernathy (Novel Series)


Made To Suffer

Upon his arrival to Woodbury, Hap became a member of the Woodbury Army. He later took part in the prison assault, and when Lilly put a gun in The Governor's mouth, he tried to reason with her, telling her she didn't have to kill him. He is then interrupted by the swarm of zombies and witnessed the death of The Governor. He was also one of the few survivors of the assault.

Hap's fate is explored in the novels. See:

Main article: Hap Abernathy (Novel Series)

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Hap has killed:


Comic Series

Volume 8: Made To Suffer


  • Hap's name was revealed in The Fall of the Governor.
  • He shares the same last name with another character from the Comic Series, thought it is unlikely that they are related.
  • Hap is one of the six Woodbury soldiers who survived the prison assault, along with Lilly Caul, Matthew Hennesey, Speed Wilkins, Gloria Pyne and Ben Buchholz.
  • When Volume 8 was originally released it appears Hap was originally the same character as Red due to their similar appearance and the position they're standing at the end of Issue 48. The novel series retconned this and they are canonically separate characters.
    • This explains why the novels state Hap to be 75 years old, while he appears much younger in the comics.