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Hershel Greene is a character first encountered in The Fall of the Governor. He's the father of Maggie and Billy.


Location Unknown

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

Main Article: Hershel Greene (Comic Series)


A New Day

Before the events occurred in Novel series, Hershel's story begins in rural Georgia where he encounters Lee Everett and his group. For further details see:

Main article: Hershel Greene (Video Game)

Later he meets Rick Grimes from Atlanta and is a main member of their group. For further details see:

Main Article: Hershel Greene (Comic Series)

The Fall of the Governor

Hershel is one of the prison residents. During the Governor's final attack on the prison, Billy was shot through the head by Smitty whilst fleeing back to the Prison compound with Hershel. Hershel collapses in grief after watching this, refusing to leave with Rick and the others. Not long after, The Governor approaches him cradling Billy's corpse. A dejected Hershel begs him to end his life, to which The Governor obliges by shooting Hershel in the head.


Killed By
  • Red (Indirectly Caused)

Red alerts the Governor about Hershel's location just before the Governor approaches him.

Hershel, knowing that his remaining child, Maggie, is safe and won't need him for protection, gives up on life and lets the Governor shoot him in the head.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Hershel has killed:


Novel Series


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