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This article is about the Novel Series character. You may be looking for his appearance in the Comic Series.

Harold Abernathy is a comic-adapted character first encountered in The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor. He is a resident and an arena fighter living in Woodbury. He is described as "one of the Governor’s best fighters, a lanky former truck driver from Augusta".


Augusta, Georgia

Nothing is known about Harold's life prior to or as the outbreak began except he used to be a truck driver from Augusta.


Woodbury, Georgia

At some point after the outbreak began, Harold started living in Woodbury. At some point he volunteered to fight in the arena for entertainment as a staged performance.

The Fall of the Governor - Part One

"The Gathering"

At 2:53 PM, Harold pays an unexpected visit to Dr. Stevens' infirmary.

Main Article: Harold Abernathy (Comic Series)

News of the attack and Harold’s subsequent death from massive blood loss wends its way across town over the course of the next hour making it's way from man to man across the wall. At exactly 3:55 PM, the news reaches the Governor on his back deck from Bruce, who calmly recounts the whole incident. The Governor thinks it over and finally says that they shouldn't make a big deal out of it and instead, as to not alert the townspeople, tell them that Harold died from internal injuries sustained during the previous fight because he was a hero who gave it his all, and these fights are a real thing which they should remember. They then decide to replace Harold with Michonne as a last minute fighter.


Killed By

While being patched up by Stevens in the infirmary, an enraged Eugene storms in and stabs Harold in the neck with a buck-knife for accidentally smashing out his front teeth during a previous fight. The blade severs his carotid artery and sends gouts of blood flinging across the tile walls in a gruesome display.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Harold has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


Novel Series

The Fall of the Governor - Part One

The Gathering


  • Harold's last name and occupation were revealed in the novel, The Fall of the Governor.
  • He shares the same last name with another character from the Novel Series, thought it is unlikely that they are related.