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"It's easy to make a deal with the devil when you're not the one paying the price."
—Joan to Beth Greene.[src]

Joan is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is a patient at Grady Memorial Hospital.


Joan is described as "A fierce spirit despite being petite of stature. She is defiant, independent, easily worked up. It's clear she has a haunted past, but she's kind to those who deserve it. And although she's self-aware enough to know when she's outmatched, she won't go down without a fight."[1]


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Joan's life prior to or as the outbreak began. It is possible that she used to live in or near Atlanta before the outbreak.


Season 5


Joan is dragged down to a hospital room by Tanaka and Bello. Gorman calls for Dr. Steven Edwards to come into the room at Dawn Lerner's request. 

Joan is being held down and struggling in a hospital bed at Grady Memorial Hospital. She tried to escape the compound and was bitten outside. Joan, clearly traumatized, is rather willing to die than have her arm amputated. As Dawn and newcomer Beth Greene hold her down, Dr. Edwards cuts off her arm. 

As Beth is cleaning up Joan's blood in her hospital room, Joan compliments Beth's humming, calling it "really nice". Joan implies that Lerner is allowing Gorman to rape her.[2]

Later Beth finds Joan dead in Dawn's office. She had committed suicide by opening her stitching, ultimately resulting in her bleeding out. When Gorman attempts to sexually assault Beth, she knocks Gorman to the floor and a reanimated Joan rips out Gorman's neck. Beth then informs Dawn that Joan and Gorman went into her office. Dawn and Jefferies walk into the office and Joan attacks and kills Jefferies. Dawn then puts down a zombified Joan. When Beth and Noah are escaping the hospital, Joan's severed arm can be seen at the bottom of the elevator shaft.


Killed By
  • Gorman (Caused)
  • Herself (Alive, Suicide)

No longer wanting to be sexually abused by Gorman, Joan goes into Dawn's office and commits suicide by cutting open her stitches, causing her to bleed out.

Later, a zombified Joan is put down by Dawn after having killed Gorman and Jeffries.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Joan has killed:


Dawn Lerner

"We're not going to let you die, we are not going to let you turn."
—Dawn to Joan[src]

It is shown that Dawn cares about Joan's well-being, as after she escapes the hospital and is bit, Dawn brings her back in to amputate her arm, and when she resists Dawn tells her that she's not going to let her turn and die. However Joan doesn't seem to care at all for Lerner presumably because she'd been raped and Dawn did nothing to stop it, as well as being a forced laborer for Lerner. Dawn is later forced to put down Joan after reanimating but after losing Jeffries.  


—Joan's carving on the ground, directed at Gorman in Dawn's office[src]

Joan is shown to despise Gorman, and presumably tries escaping the hospital as Gorman sexually abuses her. Gorman says that he'll make Joan his again, and after Joan has her arm amputated, Joan cut out her stitches so that she didn't have to be sexually abused by Gorman again, writing "FUCK YOU" into the floor directed at Gorman before killing herself. In an ironic turn, Joan kills Gorman when she reanimates when Beth smashes a glass jar into his head. This causes him to fall to the floor where Joan bites his neck and causes him to bleed out. 

Beth Greene

"I'm so sorry."
—Beth to Joan[src]

Beth and Joan had a stable relationship in the short time they knew each other. Dawn forces Beth to hold Joan down whilst being amputated which Beth later states she is sincerely sorry that it happened. Joan also compliments Beth's humming, calling it "really nice".


TV Series

Season 5


  • The casting call for this character used the name Amber.
    • Joan was described as "20s. A fierce spirit despite being petite of stature. She is defiant, independent, easily worked up. It's clear she has a haunted past, but she's kind to those who deserve it. And though she's self-aware enough to know when she's outmatched, she won't go down without a fight."
  • Joan is the only named character in Season 5 to die and reanimate into a walker.

Other Actresses

International Dubbers
Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech N/A N/A
French Céline Ronté N/A
German N/A N/A
Hungarian N/A N/A
Italian Gemma Donati Jessie Anderson
Japanese N/A N/A
Spanish (Latin America) N/A N/A
Spanish (Spain) Chelo Vivares N/A


TV Series Characters
Grimes Family JudithR.J.RickCarlLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesGlennAndreaMerleTheodoreDaleSophiaJacquiMirandaLouisElizaAmyEdJim
Nursing Home MiguelFelipeJorgeGuillermoMr. Gilbert
Center for Disease Control EdwinCandace
Military Personnel WellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCoxCallaway
Greene Family Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
The Living NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanettePhilipMrs. RichardsMs. McLeodMartinezShumpertMr. JacobsonKarenMr. RichardsOwenErynGregMiltonDr. StevensRowanEileenMrs. FosterBettyEmilyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTim
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Prison Newcomers LukeMollyBobLizzieMikaJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharliePatrickChloeZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabriel
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronBarbaraScottKyleSocorroVincentHeathNoraMrs. RobinsonAlexJenWayneCherylEnidRussBobBruceTobinAnnaMikeyFrancineKent SpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaLucyRonJessieSamMayaDavidBetsyNicholasAnnieWillTommySturgessBarnesNatalieStacyMichaelJefferyRichardsHollySamanthaBobbyCharlyneO'HaraDineshDanErinAdrianParkShellyCarterPeteRegAidenEric
The Wolves OwenAphid
The Saviors NeganGracieSherryDwightAmberTanyaGinaQuanAldenPotterJoséBrookeMelJohnMarcusJonahAliceLauraBrandonFrankieD.J.RichieRegina JedNorrisArat JustinSimonDukeLanceGaryReillyJaredEvanKatyKenoDerekDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeMarkZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoHuckWadeCamNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanJiroMilesPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
Hilltop Colony BertieMarcoHershelKalEduardoBriannaTroyRoyGageOscarEarlPennyFelixAdelineRodneyTammy RoseCasperMartinMilesHildePaulGregoryKennethStephanieCraigCrystalWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneNabilaEzraAliyahMariamJoshuaJennyWilliamHenryDanaKevinKurtAlvaroDanielColtonRichardBenjamin
Oceanside CyndieRachelJulesBeatriceKathyNatania
The Scavengers AnneTamielBrionFarronWinslow
Georgie's Group HildaMidgeGeorgie
Magna's Group MagnaLukeConnieKellyYumikoBernie
The Whisperers LydiaAdamKeithBetaAlphaRufusMaryDanteFrancesZionRasmusSeanHelen
Baltimore CyrusAmandaLamarFrankRoseMatias
The Highwaymen AlfredMargoAlekOzzy
Jocelyn's Group WinnieP.J.GinaLinusMitchellJocelyn
Bloodsworth Island VirgilLucyCelesteJeremiahLisa
The Wardens ElijahTeresaAgathaDuncanColeMayaAinsleyGusBillyJenFrost
The Reapers LeahFisherWashingtonBooneAustinBrandonManceaPopeDeaverAnchetaPowellPaulBossieMichaelNichollsMontanioMatthew
Mays Family Mr. MaysMaysMrs. Mays
The Commonwealth StephanieLivitsGarciaClarkEvansMercerSorsensenZellVazquezStephanieLanceElaineCharlesTomichiKaseyJohnKaylaSebastianMarcusPamela
Valak's Vipers Craven
Miscellaneous Survivors JuanitaWilhelmAidenBaileyFranklinTomJesseSiddiqMiloAmeliaLeslieEastmanSamChristopherAnaLucilleMrs. BlakeClara
Animals DogNellyShivaTabithaButtonsDukeFlameVioletHunter
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneSummerHannahEddie
Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.