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"Was part of a group. Call themselves Whisperers. They've learned to live in herds, among walkers. Move among them. Sometimes, guide them. [...] They attacked a community. I saw the carnage. Didn't want to be part of it."
—James to Clementine about his past[src]

James is a main character who first appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Four. He was a member of a group known as the Whisperers.


Washington D.C.

Not much is known about James' life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he helped his dad run a food truck.


Sometime after the outbreak, James became a member of the Whisperers. When they attacked another group, James did not want to be a part of it and leaves the group. He eventually starts living by himself in the woods, but still uses the Whisperers' tactic of skinning walkers and wearing their hides to walk among the dead.

Season 4

"Suffer The Children"

James is first seen among walkers that Clementine is killing, wearing a disguise made from walker skin. He steps toward Clementine, mimicking a walker, stopping her before she stabs him, revealing he's actually alive. He then picks up a stone and throws it to distract the walkers so Clementine can pick up Alvin Jr. He guides them back to a temporary campsite he setup.

There, he has Clementine use her knife to remove the shrapnel from AJ's torso that he sustained from Abel shooting him. He holds the boy down then uses tape to patch up the wound. He then goes to his fire, nursing it with a stick. Clementine carried AJ to the fire and asks James to reveal who he is. James mentions that he used to a member of the "Whisperers", a group that figured out a way to walk among the dead by skinning them and wearing their hides. He offers a hungry AJ an apple, to which Clementine accepts or denies. He remarks they got into a war with another group which prompted him to leave and survive on his own instead. He also reveals he is from Washington City and was close with his father. Seeing Clementine exhausted, he volunteers to keep watch and allow them to sleep safely, as he doesn't need sleep. Clementine can still stay up and help keep watch (Determinant).

The next day, James escorts Clementine and AJ back to the boarding school. However, because of his disguise, Willy mistakes him for a walker and shoots at him, narrowly missing. Before entering the school, Clementine invites James in, claiming he is allowed to stay. James declines, stating that he is not ready yet and walks back off into the woods. 

"Broken Toys"

James will appear in this episode.

Killed Victims

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies.




Alvin Jr.



The two never interact so their relationship is very unclear however it can be assumed that James considers Lilly a bad person due to her involvement with Delta. He dislikes their methods of capturing survivors and training them to fight in their wars. James seems to know details about battle Delta are fighting and says he didn't want to be a part of it. Lilly's feelings towards James are unknown but she probably would hold the same dislike for him.


The two never interact so their relationship is very unclear however it can be assumed that James considers Abel to be a bad person due to his involvement with Delta. He dislikes their methods of capturing survivors and training them to fight in their wars. James seems to know details about the battle Delta are fighting and says he didn't want to be a part of it. Abel's feelings towards James are unknown but he probably would hold the same dislike for him.


Video Game

Season 4


  • James is the first and so far only member of the Whisperers to appear in the Video Game.
    • This also marks the ninth time a member/ex-member/future member of an established group from the comic series has crossed over into the video game, the first seven being Hershel Greene, Shawn Greene, Glenn, Michonne, Pete, Siddiq, Elodie and Jesus.
      • He is the first to not actually appear in the comics.
  • James reveals to Clementine that he hasn't used his name in a while, referring to the Whisperers not using their names and using terms like "Alpha" and "Beta" instead.
  • James has displayed several traits of being a pacifist.
    • He resents the Delta for engaging in acts of war.
    • He asks Clementine to spare walkers instead of killing them.
    • He shows genuine concern for the undead and mourns how Clementine killed some within the herd that he sent.
    • He is upset if Clementine vows to take vengeance on Lilly and Abel.
Video Game Characters
Everett Family LeeB.
Clementine's Neighborhood ClementineAndreChetSandra
Greene Farm HershelKennyKenny Jr.KatjaaShawn
Macon LillyGlennCarleyDougBeatriceLarryIreneMark
Stone Mountain School BenTravisDavid
St. John's Dairy Farm TerryAndrewDannyBrenda
Save-Lots Bandits GaryDrewLindaJolene
The Railroad ChristaOmidCharles
Savannah MollyCliveJoyceAnnaBoydVernonBrieCrawfordJeffLoganFivelDianaEdTess
Prison Bus VinceJustinDannyBennettJerryClydeMarcus
Wyatt's Group WyattEddie
Rural Road RussellNate
Bonnie's Group BonnieLelandDee
Gil's Pitstop ShelBeccaRobertoWaltRomanStephanieMichelleJean
Winston's Group RalphVictorWinston
Cabin Group Alvin Jr.LukeRebeccaSarahNickCarlosAlvinPeter
Moonstar Lodge SaritaWalterMatthew
Howe's Hardware MikeTaviaLowellVeraTylerTishaTaraBarryJaneHankTroyWilliamReggieJohnny
Sandusky Family TamaraJon
Russian Group ArvoVitaliNatashaBuricko
Wellington Edith
Randy's Family GillPatriciaRandy
Michonne's Family MichonneElodieColetteDominic
Atlanta Vanessa
The Companion PeteSiddiqRashidOakBerto
Monroe RichGabbyJonasJoeNormaZacharyJaneyRandallCam
Fairbanks Residence JamesPaigeAlexSamanthaJohnGregSophia
García Family JavierGabrielKateDavidMarianaHectorYadáSalvador
Prescott EleanorConradTrippFrancineEli
The New Frontier FernBobPaulJoanClintonMaxLonnieAvaRufusIdaBadger
Richmond Outskirts Paul
Ericson's Boarding School TennesseeWillyRubyMinervaAasimOmarSophieVioletLouisMitchMarlonBrodyMs. Martin
The Delta AbelSulleneDorianYonatan
The Whisperers James
Miscellaneous JillAshaMichael
Animals RosieMaybelleSamWalter
Walkers ChrisDrewBeth
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive or are left with unknown status.

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  • James (Video Game) Ethnicity?

    27 messages
    • First Clementine now James. ''Can we e-race this from existence.''
    • KeepOnKeepingOn wrote:First Clementine now James. ''Can we e-race this from existence.'' Pun really?
  • James Fairbanks in Season 4?

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    • i see so its not him what a wasted chance to bring back TWD michonne characters into the main franchise but still though James is badass :)
    • I think it's just weird to see Lilly in better graphics with shorter hair.