"The city is like ten times bigger and cooler than this place. It's all gonna be gone by the time I'm old enough to decide to go see it by myself."
—Hope to Huck about Omaha.[src]

Hope Bennett is one of two protagonists and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. She is the adoptive sister of Iris and daughter of Leopold Bennett, the leader of the Campus Colony of Omaha, one of three cities part of the Alliance of the Three.

Overview

Hope is Iris' rebellious, troublemaking, fun-loving sister. Convinced the world is doomed, Hope lives for today, shunning responsibilities in favor of partying and having a good time. But underneath her carefree “live for today” attitude, Hope is haunted by a dark secret, something she's kept hidden from her sister and the others around her.[1]

Pre-Apocalypse

Lincoln, Nebraska

Hope Bennett was born in the early 2000s and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. Early in life, she was adopted by Leopold and Kari Bennett, who also had a daughter named Iris. Leo was a professor at Nebraska State University and the four grew up happily in a loving home. During this time, a young man named Felix Carlucci was kicked out of his house by his parents for coming out as gay. Leo then adopted Felix and brought him in their home as one family who accepted him.

Post-Apocalypse

Lincoln, Nebraska

In the fall of 2010, the outbreak occurred across the planet. Hope and her family survived the initial outbreak. During that night, Hope and her family were evacuating to the University. Hope's mother noticed a pregnant woman in danger, but Leo told them they had no time to rescue her. Empties then began to approach the family, causing Iris to become frightened and let go of Hope and their mother, causing them to get separated in the chaos. At that moment, a plane full of undead passengers crashed into the streets, only worsening the situation.

After the crash, Hope and Kari attempted to reunite with Leo and Iris until Hope spotted a pick-up truck and suggested it would help them find Leo and Iris and get to the university. Unfortunately the pregnant woman, now armed approached the mother and daughter and demanded she take the truck to find her husband and son. Kari attempted to reason with the pregnant woman, but to no avail, prompting Hope to lunge toward her — causing the pregnant woman to shoot Kari in the chest. As both the woman and young girl stood in awe, Hope retrieved the gun and aimed it at the woman, only to accidentally fire it due to a nearby explosion.

Hope eventually reunited with Leo, Iris, and Felix and arrived at the university, but did not reveal that Kari was murdered or the fact that she killed the woman responsible, saying that Kari was devoured by empties. The rest of her family survived, with Leo establishing a community within Nebraska State University and later joining the Alliance of the Three. A grave was then created for Kari within the Campus Colony, the night she died was later infamously known as "The Night the Sky Fell" or "NSF". Since then, Hope became a rebel within the community - with the desire to leave one day and not only revisit Omaha but the rest of the world before it could be rebuilt, or, in Hope's belief, before humanity goes extinct.

Among the Alliance of the Three was the Civic Republic - whose origin and operations are unknown unlike the Campus Colony or Portland, Oregon. In 2020, the CRM requested Leo Bennett's scientific knowledge at an unknown base of operations, prompting him to leave the Campus Colony. Hope begged and screamed at her father not to go, but he insisted on going, with Felix's boyfriend, Will, accompanying him. Shortly after his arrival, however, he was able to send faxes to his Hope, Iris, and Felix in a cabinet in his office - with continual updates. Meanwhile, Hope spent her time either training with Huck how to fight or brewing contraband alcohol.

Season 1

"Brave"

Hope will appear in this episode.

"The Blaze of Gory"

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"The Tyger and the Lamb"

Hope will appear in this episode.

"The Wrong End of a Telescope"

Hope will appear in this episode.

"Madman Across the Water"

Hope will appear in this episode.

"Shadow Puppets"

Hope will appear in this episode.

"In This Life"

Hope will appear in this episode.

Season 2

Hope will appear in this season.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Hope has killed:

Relationships

Leopold Bennett

Leopold is Hope's adoptive father and they have normal father/daughter relationship. When he was taken by the Civil Republic, Hope was angry and upset that he left her. Shortly after his arrival, however, he was able to send messages to Hope, Iris, and Felix in a cabinet in his office - with continual updates.

After a message that reported he wasn't safe, Hope and Iris go out to look for him.

Kari Bennett

Kari was Hope's adoptive mother and they have normal mother/daughter relationship. Kari died in the very beginning of the outbreak an events that still haunts Hope over a decade later.

Felix Carlucci

Felix knew Hope before the apocalypse as her parents took him in after he was kicked out of his house by his father.

They survived together for a decade at the Campus Colony. After her father was taken by the Civil Republic, he was put in charge of looking after her and her sister. They seem to have a rocky relationship as Felix seem to see Hope as a troublemaker and has locked her up a few times. Despite her troublemaking personality, he still care about her and did also teach her how to deal with walkers.

After Hope and Iris go out to find their father, Felix quickly assumed that it was all Hope's idea as he set out to find them.

Huck

During the decade of the apocalypse and her time in the Campus Colony, Hope spent most of her time training with Huck how to fight.

Hope seem to trust Huck, as she talks to her about her feelings about her father being gone.

After Hope went out to look for her father, Huck quickly agreed to go out to look for her.

Elizabeth Kublek

Hope deeply resents Elizabeth for taking her father away, and shows a great distrust in her and the Civil Republic as a whole.

Amelia Ortiz

While they didn't interact much, Hope is still haunted over a decade later after she killed her for killing her mother. Hope kept a bracelet from her to this day.

Appearances

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Season 1
Season 2
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream

Trivia

  • Hope is the youngest character to directly kill a person in The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

References

World Beyond Characters
Bennett Family IrisHopeLeopoldKari
Lincoln, Nebraska AmeliaIsaacCliff
Campus Colony SilasEltonHuckFelixMr. KapadiaDaniPhoebeJanMarcoDr. K
Civic Republic ElizabethLylaBarcaSamuel
Omaha Mr. Plaskett
Hvass High School AshleyMikeySabina
Unknown Location PercyTonyFrank
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.
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