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"Our friends need our help. (...) You're my mom. You chose to be. Because you love me, and I love you. And loving someone means doing whatever it takes to keep them safe, right? But when did we stop loving Daryl? Aunt Maggie? Carol? The King? (...) Then why does it feel that way?"
—Judith to Michonne.[src]

Judith Grimes, sometimes referred to as Jude, is a main character and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is the daughter of the late Lori Grimes and Shane Walsh and the half-sister to the late Carl Grimes. Despite not being her biological father, Rick Grimes adopted her as his own, caring for and protecting her until his disappearance.

Six years later, Judith is now the adopted daughter of Michonne Hawthorne and resides with her at the Alexandria Safe-Zone with her adoptive brother, R.J. Grimes. She has also developed a close bond with Negan. Following Michonne's departure to find Rick, Daryl Dixon becomes her parental guardian.

After the war against the Whisperers and the fall of Alexandria, Judith relocates to the Commonwealth alongside R.J. and Daryl.


Judith appears to be a kind, intelligent and caring young girl mature beyond her years who is more than willing to protect others from harm, as shown when she protects Magna's group from a horde of walkers. Even in her young age, Judith appears to already be very adapt with weapons and fighting against walkers, most likely having been taught how to use them by Michonne Hawthorne, as she is seen carrying a katana.

According to Negan, Judith is just as much of a badass as her brother and is able to tell when someone is lying to her to the point that Negan never even tries. Due to Michonne's attempts at sheltering her, Judith has developed a bond with Negan who shares stories with her and helps Judith with her homework. Judith tells Michonne that while she knows that Negan is not her friend, she is sympathetic with his lonely situation while Negan affords Judith a great deal of respect in return. Judith has Michonne's fiery spirit and determination and as pointed out by Negan, hates taking things lying down just as much as Michonne does.

Like Negan, she has a sarcastic sense of humor.


Judith Grimes is the second child born to Lori Grimes and is the first infant depicted having been born during the apocalypse. Her parents express hope that she will not live in constant fear as they do, and they wish that she will accept the post-apocalyptic world as the way things are without referencing the way things used to be.

From the moment when Lori discovers that she is pregnant with Judith, questions arise as to who the baby's biological father is. Lori has an affair with Shane, Rick's best friend, prior to her discovering that Rick is still alive. Rick later revealed that he knows that Judith is not his biological daughter, but he loves her regardless and is willing to protect her at all costs.

Judith was born on June 20, 2011 in the West Georgia Correctional Facility, but was not immediately named upon her birth, and it took the group several days to decide on the name 'Judith', which was the name of Carl's third grade teacher. Carl also suggests that they name her after Sophia. She is nicknamed 'Lil' Ass Kicker' by Daryl Dixon.

Season 3

"Killer Within"

Judith is successfully delivered via an emergency cesarean section by Maggie Greene, though this results in Lori's death due to blood loss and shock. Judith, in the few minutes after she is born, is silent. She is quickly awakened by a few quick, light taps on the back from Maggie. Carl is forced to shoot Lori in the head to prevent reanimation. Judith, Carl, and Maggie exit the prison, and Rick notices Maggie holding the baby without Lori's presence. Rick begins to sob upon realizing that Lori did not survive.

"Say the Word"

It is revealed that the baby is a girl. Daryl, Maggie, and Glenn Rhee offer to retrieve formula so that the baby will survive. Maggie and Daryl depart the prison and travel to a daycare center, where they discover formula, as well as other essential baby supplies. When they come back, Daryl feeds the baby and asks Carl if he has decided on a name yet. Carl goes through the names of all of the deceased women of their group. Daryl then jokingly suggests the name "Lil' Ass Kicker".


Rick first acknowledges her as his child to the first caller on the phone. He finally is seen carrying her after returning to the group for a second time.

"When the Dead Come Knocking"

Carl talks to Rick about the baby's name, and Carl tells Rick about how Daryl calls her "Lil' Ass Kicker", which Rick finds amusing. They finally decide on "Judith" after Carl's third grade teacher, Judith Mueller.

"Made to Suffer"

Judith briefly appears in this episode being cradled by Beth Greene as Carol Peletier, Carl, and Axel look on. Axel uses Beth's good handling of Judith as an excuse to hit on her, which an anxious Carol pulls him aside and reprimands him for.

"The Suicide King"

Judith appears in the episode being cared for by Beth while Rick, Michonne, Glenn, and Maggie are in Woodbury. Judith's cry appears to trigger Rick's psychosis. While Beth talks with Carol, Judith begins to cry again. Carol holds Judith before placing her in a box (a makeshift crib) with "Lil' Ass Kicker" written on the side.


Judith appears being fed by Maggie, while Beth is talking to her.

"I Ain't a Judas"

Judith is held by Carol and Andrea as they both talk about what happened to the group and their future plans. In the ending, she appears again being carried by Rick, while he is talking to Daryl and Hershel Greene about Andrea and his plans to get more weapons for the confrontation with Woodbury.

"This Sorrowful Life"

Carol is seen putting Judith in her playpen during her last conversation with Merle Dixon.

"Welcome to the Tombs"

Beth is seen holding Judith as the group prepares to defend the prison from the outside. During the attack, Judith is held by Beth, who is with Hershel and Carl hiding outside the prison in the woods. When they finally meet up with the rest of the group inside the prison, Beth takes Judith to Rick so that he can kiss her on the forehead.

Season 4

"30 Days Without An Accident"

Judith appears briefly in this episode. She looks more grown up, hinting that it has been a couple of months since she was born. It is shown that even if she is not Rick's biological daughter, he has adopted her as his own.


Judith is shown with Rick in the beginning of the episode. Beth takes care of her while the zombies attack Cell Block D. Rick tells everyone they cannot go near Judith because they could get her infected. Michonne seems bothered by her presence. Later, Judith vomits on Beth. In reaction, Beth asks Michonne to hold her, to which Michonne sternly replied, "No." However, Michonne then gives in and takes her uneasily. After a few seconds of Beth being gone, Michonne breaks down emotionally and holds Judith close to her.


Beth is seen in the Administrative Building with Judith. She is holding Judith when Maggie walks in to talk with Beth. Later on, before going on the supply run, Daryl calls Judith the 'Lil' Ass Kicker' again.

"Too Far Gone"

During the attack, Judith is carried out by the prison children but is left on the ground unsupervised. After Rick and Carl reunite at the prison courtyard, they notice Judith's baby seat empty and bloody. However, Tyreese Williams, Lizzie Samuels, and her sister Mika manage to save her. The reason for her baby carrier being bloody is unknown. Her desperate father and brother, though, assume that she is dead.


Judith is seen in the arms of Tyreese after the attack, and she cannot stop crying. After Tyreese hears a scream from the railroad, he leaves her with Lizzie. Lizzie covers Judith's mouth to stop her from crying during a walker attack, but Lizzie slips into a shell-shocked state and nearly suffocates the baby before the baby is saved by a newly returned Carol. Judith is last seen traveling with Tyreese, Carol, Lizzie, and Mika along some railroad tracks.

"The Grove"

Judith appears throughout the episode, often in the safety of either Tyreese or Carol in a baby carrier, which the two take turns wearing on their backs. While Tyreese and Carol are clearing out the cabin at the pecan grove, a walker suddenly falls over the first-story railing of the house. Unable to kill it (because she believes that walkers are still "alive"), Lizzie freezes up in fear with Judith in her arms as the walker lunges quickly toward them along the ground. Eventually, it is shot in the head by Mika, saving Lizzie and Judith's lives. Later on, in order to prove to Tyreese and Carol that walkers are not different from living people, Lizzie kills Mika by stabbing her, taking care to preserve her brain so that she will "come back". After she is discovered kneeling by Mika's body, she tells Tyreese and Carol that she had intended to do the same thing to Judith before Tyreese and Carol returned. However, Judith is seen off to the side of Mika's corpse, alive and lying on a blanket. Though saddened by Mika's death, Carol focuses on the situation at hand and dissuades Lizzie from harming Judith, telling her that, "She can't even walk yet," and would therefore not make a very good walker. Lizzie agrees. Knowing that Lizzie is dangerous, Tyreese offers to leave with Judith and part ways with Carol so that Carol could carry on with Lizzie. However, Carol disagrees with the idea and reluctantly kills Lizzie with the safety of the three of them in mind. After Lizzie and Mika are buried, Carol and Tyreese continue to proceed towards Terminus with Judith in the tow.


Judith appears in this episode via flashbacks from the prison, mostly seen being held by Beth. Judith first appears when Rick wakes up from his sleep, and Beth comes into his cell with Hershel to get Judith. Later on, Judith is seen held by Beth while watching Carl and Patrick rearranging blocks and guns. In the final flashback, Judith is seen sleeping while being held by Beth in the prison yard.

Season 5

"No Sanctuary"

Judith is still in the care of Tyreese and Carol. As Carol, Judith, and Tyreese approach another Terminus sign, a walker appears at their back, which makes Judith cry. Carol quickly dispatches the walker just in time to notice that a large herd is heading their way. Tyreese, now carrying Judith, and Carol hide in the woods, so as not to attract the herd's attention. Just when things start to turn into a bad situation for them, gunfire is heard, attracting the walkers and leading them away from the group. After taking a small cabin from a Terminant named Martin, Carol leaves Judith with Tyreese so that she can rescue the others. Afterwards, Martin tells Tyreese that either he himself dies, Tyreese dies, or the baby dies if Carol does not return. Tyreese negates this saying, "Nobody is gonna die today." Three walkers come out from the woods and distract Tyreese, which Martin uses to his advantage. He jumps up and grabs Judith's head, threatening to kill her if Tyreese does not go outside where the walkers are waiting. Tyreese goes outside so that Martin does not kill Judith. After a brief struggle with walkers, Tyreese returns and severely beats Martin, saving Judith. After rescuing the others, Carol brings Rick and Carl back to the cabin, where they reunite with Judith, joyfully hugging her. She is last seen being carried by Carol as the group leaves the site of Terminus to an unknown location, a place Rick says is 'somewhere far' from the now overrun, ransacked Terminus.


Rick's group continues on their journey away from Terminus when they come across Father Gabriel Stokes, whom they save from a group of walkers. He takes the survivors back to his church, where they plan to stay for a while as they stock up on supplies. After scavenging the nearby area, the group enjoys a feast, and Rick uses the time to spend with Judith. Abraham Ford makes a speech, where he talks about his desire for Rick's group to join him and about Rosita Espinosa on their mission to escort Eugene Porter to Washington, D.C. Judith makes a noise during his speech, and Rick interprets this as her consent, lightheartedly saying that if Judith is in, then he is, too.

"Four Walls and a Roof"

When various members of the group go missing, several survivors go out to search for them. They eventually find Bob Stookey, who has been kidnapped by Gareth and the other surviving residents of Terminus. Rick leads a group out to confront Gareth and deal with them, while several others stay behind. Judith is among them, who is being cared for by Tyreese. After Rick's group leaves, the Hunters turn up and break into the church. Judith cries and gives away the group's hiding place, but before Gareth and his people can do anything, they are captured and slaughtered by Rick and the others.

The following morning, the group says their goodbyes to Bob, who is dying from a bite on his shoulder. Judith sits on Rick's lap as he has one final talk with Bob. Bob thanks Rick for taking him in at the prison and advises him that the nightmare will end, but it does not have to end who they are. He tells Rick to look at Judith and see for himself that the world will someday change. He passes away shortly after.


When Daryl returns from Atlanta with the news that Carol and Beth are being held in a hospital, Rick and several others prepare to go on a mission to save them, but they fortify the church before they leave. Rick holds Judith and gives her a kiss before handing her to Michonne, who is staying behind with Carl and Gabriel. Judith begins to cry as Rick leaves, and Carl strengthened the front door.

Unbeknownst to Michonne and Carl, Gabriel sneaks out of the church shortly after.


Gabriel returns to the church after sneaking out and begs to be let inside as a herd of walkers are after him. Carl lets him in, but the walkers pour inside. Michonne attempts to hold them off, but there were too many, leaving them with no choice but to escape and abandon the church, while Carl carries Judith. They circle around to the front and shut the walkers inside.

Just as the front door begins to give way, Abraham and his group, who had left a few days previously, return with a firetruck and block the door, preventing the walkers from escaping. The group reunites and Michonne reveals to an elated Maggie that Beth is alive and that Rick and the others have gone to rescue her. They all decide to go help out.

Judith is presumably with Carl in the firetruck as the group arrives at the hospital, where they reunite with Rick and the others, and Maggie breaks down into tears upon seeing Daryl carrying Beth's corpse.

"What Happened and What's Going On"

Judith appears in this episode by means of a hallucination Tyreese has as he is dying.


The group takes turns carrying Judith throughout their walk, especially Carl and Rick. When they reach the barn, they keep Judith close. When walkers attack, Carl puts her on the ground and then goes to help. The next morning, when Maggie wakes up, she sees Judith awake in Rick's arms while he is sleeping.

"The Distance"

Judith is crying due to hunger when Aaron offers them applesauce he has bought with him. Rick is not sure as to whether or not it is poisoned and orders Aaron to eat it first. Aaron says that he does not want to eat the applesauce because he has bad memories of them, but Rick forces him to. Judith rides in the RV during the first leg of their journey to Alexandria. She then rides in the car with Carl, Michonne, and Rick during the second leg. When they arrive, Rick picks her up and starts walking toward the gate.


Rick holds Judith while entering the safezone. There is a cot set up for Judith in their new house. During Carl's interview with Deanna Monroe, he is seen holding Judith. The next day he takes her for a walk in a pram, chatting with two elderly residents.


Judith is seen being taken to Deanna's house party. She is held by Jessie Anderson at one point, and when she attempted to pass Judith back to Rick, he kisses Jessie on the cheek.


Judith is briefly seen on the screen of her baby monitor in the kitchen while Carol makes the casserole for the Monroe family as they mourned for the loss of their son Aiden.


Judith is seen being carried by Carl inside of the garage at their house, while her older brother is playfully showing her around.

Season 6

"First Time Again"

Rick lets Morgan hold her while they discuss Carter.


Carl is pushing her in her stroller through Alexandria when he talks to Father Gabriel. Later, Carol is seen keeping an eye on her. She leaves Carl behind to take care of her during the Wolves attack. However, Carl leaves Judith alone while he searches for Enid.

"Heads Up"

Carol drops Judith off at Jessie's house as she is going after Morgan.

"Start to Finish"

Judith is in Jessie's house upstairs on a cot for most of the episode. When the group leaves to walk through the herd, Carl puts her under his cloak to mask her smell.

"No Way Out"

As the group stops for a moment to have a discussion about what to do, Gabriel suggests to take Judith to the church for safety. Rick accepts, and Gabriel leaves with her. Later in the church, Gabriel gives Judith to Anna so that he can go out and help Rick put down the walkers. Michonne later takes Judith after they finish clearing out the Safe-Zone and watches Rick looking after Carl.

"The Next World"

Judith is seen playing on the floor in Rick's bedroom while Rick gets ready to leave with Daryl.

"Knots Untie"

Judith stays in Alexandria with her brother after Rick and the group decide to leave to see Paul's community.


Judith remains asleep in her room as Rick and Michonne lay in bed talking to each other.

Season 7

"The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Judith appeared in Rick's dream sequence at the dinner table with other Alexandrians.


Judith is in her crib when Rick picks her up and holds her and was also present at the church in her stroller. Later, Rick expresses his thought to Michonne that Shane is the father but he loves Judith and she is his child.

"Sing Me a Song"

Negan enters Judith's bedroom and lifts her out of her crib. He sits on the porch with Carl while cradling Judith in his arms. He contemplates killing Rick and Carl, and kisses Judith on the nose.

"Hearts Still Beating"

Judith is seen with Olivia at the table.

"Say Yes"

Judith is shown playing and being babysat by Tara, who debates the pros and cons of telling Rick about the guns at Oceanside. She listens as Tara is torn by her promise to keep its location a secret.

"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"

Off-screen, Judith was transported to the Hilltop. She sits on the ground while Maggie and Jesus talk. Shortly after, Judith stands up and is carried away by Enid.

Season 8


Judith is seen playing with chalk on the sidewalk being minded by Barbara. Rick comes over and kisses Judith on the head as he's going to leave to the Sanctuary.

"How It's Gotta Be"

Judith is first seen being looked after by Barbara and Michonne kisses her as she leaves her. Later on in the episode she is in the sewers with the rest of the group, being held by Daryl.


In a flashback to his time after being bitten, Carl spends time with Judith and takes a Polaroid with her. As Carl is dying in Alexandria's sewers, Daryl promises to take Judith to the Hilltop so that Rick and Michonne can stay with Carl. Before Judith leaves, Carl says a final goodbye to his sister and passes his trademark hat onto her.

In the future envisioned by Carl for Rick, the six-year old Judith runs through Alexandria to Negan who is tending the gardens alongside the Alexandrians. Judith warmly greets Negan who returns the greeting and picks Judith up.

"Dead or Alive Or"

Judith is being looked after by Tobin and Barbara as they and the other Alexandrians travel to the Hilltop.

Later, Judith is being carried by Daryl as they arrive at the Hilltop and Daryl tells everyone about Alexandria's downfall and Carl's death.

"The Key"

Judith reunites with Rick when he and Michonne arrive at the Hilltop.

She is later seen briefly with Barbara and Gracie.

"Still Gotta Mean Something"

Judith is seen very briefly, playing with stuffed animals as Rick stares at his hat and contemplates going after the escaped Saviors.


As Rick reads Carl's letter, Judith is walking and holding hands with Michonne.

Season 9

"A New Beginning"

During the year and a half that passed since the end of the war, Judith has been raised by Rick and Michonne and the three live as a happy family in a rebuilt and thriving Alexandria.

Rick, now with shorter and grayer hair, happily watches Michonne paint with Judith. They go outside the walls to see a flock of birds in the field.

The next day, when Rick is at the Hilltop, he mentions to Maggie that Judith still remembers her as her "Aunt Maggie".

"Warning Signs"

Judith is taken by Rick to see Siddiq, so he can do a check up on her. Afterwards, Judith spends a family day with Rick and Michonne playing, having a picnic and reading stories.

"The Obliged"

Judith spends time reading stories with Michonne and accompanying her as she works on her communities charter.

"What Comes After"

In Alexandria, Judith talks with Michonne about shells before they are interrupted by Scott. Scott tells Michonne that Maggie is there and Judith reacts happily "Aunt Maggie!".

Six years later, Magna's group take on a herd of walkers. They quickly get overwhelmed but are saved when the walkers around them get shot from the trees. Magna and her group escape into the woods to find an older Judith, around 9 years old, armed with Rick's revolver and a katana. They introduce themselves and ask what her name is. She picks up her hat and introduces herself as Judith Grimes.

"Who Are You Now?"

In the woods, Judith leads Magna's group to the others, who are looking for her. Wanting to take them in, Judith declares she won't return to Alexandria until they accept them. The others reluctantly agree.

In Alexandria, Magna's group arrives at the gates and Judith assures them they'll be safe. They get escorted inside, where Gracie runs over to Aaron. Rosita updates Siddiq on Yumiko's condition and he escorts her to the infirmary. Magna tries to tag along but is stopped by D.J.

Michonne arrives on horseback and doesn't look pleased to see the new arrivals. She frisks Magna and asks Eugene why they're here. Aaron claims it was his call but Michonne reminds him it's not his call to make. "I decided," Judith tells her. Michonne scolds her but Aaron says they're here now and they should decide their fate together, while Gabriel suggests they vote tomorrow. Michonne agrees and instructs her people to put them in holding. She leaves as her sheriff figurine falls out of her pocket and Judith picks it up.

The next day, Judith is present when Magna's group are questioned by the Alexandria council. Later, in their house, Judith overhears Michonne pretending to talk to Rick, but Michonne catches her and tells her to do her homework and that they will train later.

A while later, Judith sits outside of Negan's cell and reads off a math problem to him about two planes on a collision course. He stops her and asks if she's ever seen a plane and she says no, so Negan suggests she worry about problems that apply to the real world. Judith then tells him that Michonne wants to make Magna's group leave but she doesn't want them to. Negan uses an anecdote from his childhood about a seemingly nice stray dog that turned violent, meaning just because someone looks nice doesn't mean they are. Judith brushes it off and says the numbers don't care if someone's good or bad on the inside. Negan smiles as she leaves.

At night, after Michonne finishes talking with Magna, she closes the door and then turns around to find Judith on the staircase with her father's gun. She says her dad would have wanted her to do what she did, and Michonne agrees. She tells her she'll understand one day why she's making Magna's group leave. Judith reveals she knows Michonne still talks to Rick and Carl while she's beginning to forget their voices, shocking her. As Judith leaves, R.J. runs up to Michonne and asks for food.

The next day, Magna's group prepares to leave by thanking everyone for their hospitality, with each one appreciating Judith the most. Michonne rides up and says she's going to instead escort them to Hilltop with Siddiq.


At dawn, in Alexandria, Judith spots Negan, wearing normal clothes, scaling the fence to escape, but stops him with her gun. He laughs and suggests they just go their separate ways, but she doesn't budge. Negan climbs down and Judith reminds him there's nothing out there for him. He promises not to hurt anyone, even in self-defense. Judith finally relents and allows him to keep her compass in hopes that it will help him find his way, but promises that if she sees him again she'll shoot.

Later, on the road, Judith watches as Negan drives his bike and shoots at it, making him crash. She says a lot of people are looking for him. He gives her back the compass and says he wants to return to Alexandria because she was right, there isn't anything out there for him. Judith then escorts him back to Alexandria.


In Alexandria, Judith spies on Michonne's meeting with Negan but is caught by her mother, making her run away. Later, at their house, Judith is questioned by Michonne about it and she says sometimes she talks to him out of sympathy. Michonne calmly explains why that's a bad idea but Judith argues he actually listens to her. Michonne firmly demands she not go near him because he's a monster and if he got out he would continue to be a monster. Judith reminds her he did get out and wasn't a monster, proving he has changed. Michonne says people don't change but Judith responds, "You did", leaving her speechless. Michonne then sends her to her room.


In Alexandria, Judith plays with R.J. and Gracie on the community streets when Michonne comes out of her house and orders her to keep her brother safe as she goes over to the guardpost. Later, by the lake, Judith tells Daryl she's happy he helped Lydia and suggests they could all defeat the Whisperers if they came together since it's what her dad would have done.

In the past, at Alexandria, Jocelyn's kid group enjoys a bonfire with a younger Judith and the community kids. In the present, at night, Judith watches as Daryl and the rest prepare to leave for the Kingdom. After they leave, she looks at Michonne with disappointment.

In the past, Judith is taken captive by Jocelyn's group alongside the other community children. In the present, Judith is at dinner with her family. She refuses to eat and goes to her bedroom. The next morning, Judith leaves a note to her mom saying she had to go to help their friends and leaves Alexandria in search of Daryl.

In the past, Judith is rescued by Michonne and happily embraces her. In the present, Judith kills a walker in the woods but before she can be bitten by another, she's saved by her mom. They sit by a log and Judith tells her she remembers how the kids were nice to her but Jocelyn was bad. She then tells Michonne that loving someone means keeping them safe and asks why they stopped loving Daryl, Maggie, Carol, and the King. Michonne says they haven't, and the two hug again.

In the past, Michonne and Daryl return to Alexandria with Judith and the kids as the parents rush up to greet them. Judith runs to Rosita and happily hugs her. In the present, Michonne tells Judith how she changed Alexandria's mission to protect their own so she can keep her kids safe, but she admits she was wrong, and that they have to protect the people they love.

In the woods, Michonne and Judith ride off towards the Kingdom and pick up Daryl, Connie, Henry, and Lydia along the way.

"The Calm Before"

Judith and the group arrive at the Kingdom as the fair starts. Carol and Ezekiel marvel at how much she has grown and ask if she remembers them. Judith claims she does since she has drawings of them from when she was a child. Suddenly. Tara spots Lydia among the group. "The plan was to bring Henry…just Henry" Tara says angrily to Daryl.

Inside the theater, Judith listens as the leaders reunite and decide to grant asylum to Lydia in Alexandria, send some soldiers to Hilltop to guard against any potential attacks from the Whisperers and to re-establish the charter. She then sees as they all sign the charter.

At the fair, Judith plays the dunkee both with Eugene. She also watches as Jerry plays around with his children and is left to be looked after by Nabila. At night, Judith and Jerry's family attend the theater and watch the movie.

The next day, Judith listens from the crowd as Siddiq delivers the tragic news regarding the fate of the missing residents from the fair, tells them how brave everyone was in their final moments and how he was intentionally kept alive to tell this very story. He encourages everyone to remember the fallen as brave heroes and to honor them.

"The Storm"

Several months after the fair massacre, in Alexandria, Judith takes shelter from the storm with the residents in the church. She tells Negan to watch his language as he makes a joke, but then comments to him that she's worried about Dog, who she lost despite Daryl asking her to watch over him. Later, Judith pulls a blanket over herself and her brother to keep them warm, before Gabriel decides they're moving to Aaron's house. They all tie a rope around themselves and head out into the blizzard.

In the middle of the path, Judith hears Dog barking in the distance and chases after him, forcing Negan to race after her at the risk of his own life. A while later, she is found freezing by Negan. He puts Judith on his shoulder, grabs Dog's leash and gives her his coat to stay warm. He then ties up his injured leg and carries her and Dog away.

The next day, after the storm is over, Judith runs over to Michonne and hugs her as she and the others return to Alexandria. She then plays with the group in a snowball fight.

Sometime later, Judith converses with Ezekiel on the radio and listens as he says just because they lost their house doesn’t mean they lost their home. She then tells him she has to do her homework and signs off.

Season 10

"Lines We Cross"

Some months after the blizzard, Judith and the Coalition form a militia in order to train the several residents of the communities to face any future treats. She takes part in a training exercise on the Oceanside beach. As Ezekiel and Jerry methodically release walkers from a shipwrecked boat, Judith and the other militia work together as a unit to take out the walker threat. Later on, Judith and R.J. play with some shells that R.J. found. As they dump out their seashells in the sand, a Whisperer mask falls out. Judith gets scared and informs the rest of the group.

A while later, Judith tells R.J. the story about Rick blowing the bridge to save his friends. "He died and went to heaven," Judith tells R.J. about "the brave man" in her story. Michonne walks up to hug them, telling them she'd do anything to protect them. Suddenly, an explosion rings out and everyone looks up to witness streaks of fire cascading from the sky. Judith then stays at the camp looking after her brother as the adults deal with the situation.


While the Alexandria residents face against waves of walkers pouring onto the community gates over the next 49 hours, Judith stays at her home looking after her brother. When Michonne checks on them in the morning, Judith reminds her mother it's not safe to go to sleep.

The next day, Judith keeps looking after her brother when Michonne arrives to sleep with them. As they lay together in bed, Michonne explains to Judith that it is safe to sleep for now.

"Silence the Whisperers"

Judith and her family dine together and share a laugh as they are joined by Daryl. The following morning, Judith accompanies Michonne to visit the Hilltop to help out the community after a tree has fallen down. On the way, Michonne tells Judith never to take enemies by their word. Judith suggests the Whisperers are probably trying to tire them out like R.J. does before he goes to sleep. Suddenly, Michonne spots Ezekiel riding on his own and tells Judith and the group to continue while she investigates. Later that day, the group catches up and they continue their travel to Hilltop.

That night, Judith and the convoy arrive to help the Hilltop residents fight off the invading walkers. While fighting, Judith takes out walkers by herself to the proud smile of her mom. The following morning, Judith listens to the council meeting where Michonne announces she will be delivering supplies to Oceanside after receiving reports of potential Whisperer activity. She becomes surprised when Michonne says she will accompany her. Later that day, Judith and a group prepare their convoy and head out on their journey towards Oceanside.

"The World Before"

Judith and the group continue their journey towards Oceanside when they stop briefly after Scott comes across recent footprints on their path. When Luke says he is going as a representative of Hilltop, she jokes that he really wants to see Jules and then asks him what he was whistling before. He explains he was whistling one of his favorite songs and writes it down for her in a book where she is documenting everything that happens to them for the future. When Luke suggests stopping at a nearby library along the way to look for more books, Judith convinces her mother to accept after complaining that she has already read almost every book back in Alexandria.

When the group heads inside the library, Judith finds a Russian-English dictionary she gives to Luke for Eugene to understand the satellite parts. As Michonne tells her daughter they can read a book together, she is called over the radio by Magna. Upon hearing Luke screaming for help, she and the group find him in the music section where he explains he was saved by a man before he fled. Judith then remains in silence as her mother informs him of Siddiq's death.

Later that day, the group arrives at Oceanside where Judith witnesses as the residents bring the man that saved Luke to the camp and accuse him of being a Whisperer. While the stranger begs he simply wants to get back to his family, Judith watches as the group debates what to do with him. When walkers suddenly invade, she helps take out the threat and slashes the man in the leg to stop him from escaping. Judith then calls out to her mother who proudly congratulates her.

That night, Judith reads a book from the man's backpack when he suddenly wakes up. He claims the book is for his daughter and attempts to stop her from reading it but falls due to being tied up. Judith tells him to be careful with his stitches and then leaves when her mother arrives to question him. A while later, Michonne tells Judith her plan of helping the man get back to his family on a naval base in exchange for weapons to destroy Alpha's horde but says she needs to go alone. Judith understands her mother's decision and they hug.

The next day, Judith listens as Michonne informs the group of her mission and gives them a radio to contact her if they need to. She also tells Judith she can contact her at any time and reminds her to be good with her uncle Daryl until she returns. Judith then bids her mother farewell before she and the rest of the group travel back to their communities.


Judith watches as a Whisperer named Mary arrives at the gates of the community in the morning to inform everyone that a group has been trapped in the cave with Alpha's horde before she is knocked out by Rosita and placed in the cell. Sometime later that day, she goes to the stairs outside of the building like she used to do to talk with Negan and starts a conversation with Mary by asking her name and wondering about her life before meeting the Whisperers.

After Mary explains she doesn't remember much because she was brainwashed by Alpha, Judith says she thinks that had Mary stumbled across her parents first, she would have turned out better, and claims that she doesn't look like a monster to her. When Beta attacks Alexandria that night, Judith looks over her brother and helps Mary by letting her inside her house for safety. They hide inside a room and she shoots through it, managing to hit Beta in the chest. The next day, Judith and her brother are among the group that departs towards Hilltop in wagons.

"Morning Star"

As the children climb into the wagon, Judith expresses a desire to stay and fight, but Daryl is quick to rebuff her. He then spots Carol and Ezekiel arriving, but doesn't go to greet them. The caravan doesn't make it far before they hit a roadblock and discover Felix and Penny (the scouts they sent earlier) dead. Daryl identifies this as one of Negan's tactics and concludes that all the other roads will be blocked, too, making a retreat impossible.

The caravan returns to the Hilltop, with Daryl informing the others of the situation. Luke suggests calling Alexandria for reinforcements, but Dianne thinks that neither Alexandria nor Oceanside can get to them in time. Earl is confident that Hilltop is prepared, and tries to rally everyone for the upcoming conflict.

Before the battle, Daryl notices Judith sitting on the sofa and wonders why she isn't with the other kids. Judith insists that she can fight. Daryl says that he knows she can, and apologizes for Judith seeing the bodies of Felix and Penny earlier that day. Judith dismisses them as "just walkers", which she has killed plenty of. Judith claims that she isn't scared, but when Daryl says that he might be, she says that she might be scared for R.J., her mom, and Daryl. Daryl assures her that there is no shame in that, since she knows what she's fighting for. Judith reveals that she repaired the wing on Daryl's vest. Daryl thanks her for the gift, before making her promise that if Ezekiel comes looking for her, she goes with him, regardless of whether she knows where Daryl is. Judith promises after some hesitation, and the two hug each other goodbye.

"Walk With Us"

Judith fights with the Coalition to defend the Hilltop, expertly taking down several walkers with her sword. However, during the fight, Judith impales a Whisperer through the gut with her sword as he comes up behind her, causing Judith to stare in shock at the man as he begs for her help as he dies. Earl arrives and takes Judith and the other kids to safety.

Hiding in a shed, Earl reassures Judith and the other kids that they will soon be reunited with their parents before entering another room. Following after Earl, Judith is shocked to discover that Earl has been bitten and is preparing to commit suicide by impaling his head on a railroad spike driven through a table. Earl rejects Judith's offers to say with him as he dies, telling her that he needs Judith to protect the other kids.

After Earl's suicide, Judith enters the room to check up on him, discovering that Earl had failed to impale his head on the spike. Reanimating, Earl growls at Judith who quickly puts Earl down. Arriving moments later with Ezekiel and Jerry, Daryl finds Judith crying beside Earl's corpse and comforts her.

"What We Become"

Michonne radios Judith, who says that she's been trying to reach her. She apologizes and informs her daughter that she found three people on the island, whom she is bringing home. R.J. joins in on the call to say hello to his mother, but Judith tells him they need to use codenames for security, so R.J. chooses "Little Brave Man" as his codename, much to Michonne's delight. Michonne asks about Rosita, before switching the topic to the Whisperers. Judith informs her that the Whisperers are finished, as they eliminated most of the horde, while Alpha can't hurt them anymore. Michonne then reveals that she found something that belonged to the "Brave Man", and where he might have been recently. Choking back tears, Judith asks if Rick is still alive, but Michonne doesn't know. Judith then urges Michonne to go find Rick if she thinks he is alive. Michonne initially declines, reasoning that Judith and R.J. need her right now, but Judith is insistent, telling Michonne that Rick could be trying to come home and might need help. Michonne accepts her mission, and tells Judith that she will try her on the walkie for as long as she can. They then say their goodbyes.

"The Tower"

Judith is among the Alexandrians to relocate to the abandoned hospital being referred to as "the tower". Judith approaches Lydia, who is petting a cat. Judith offers condolences for her mother's death, but Lydia tells her she doesn't have to do that. When asked, Lydia denies that she misses her mother, and tells Judith that not everyone gets to have a mom like hers. As Judith leaves, Negan observes from a distance.

In the woods, Judith downs a lone walker, just as Daryl discovers her. When he finds out Judith is alone, he tries to take her back to the Tower, but Judith protests that she hates it at the building, as it smells of cat urine, and wants to learn to do what Daryl does instead. Although Daryl is initially resistant to this idea, he eventually agrees to let her tag along. Daryl explains that he is walking the perimeter and looking for anything out of the ordinary, and if he spots something, he retreats and radios it in. He warns Judith that there is no room for mistakes, which she acknowledges.

In the woods, Daryl coaches Judith to spot things that don't belong. She notices a piece of skin on the side of a tree, and correctly identifies this as coming from a walker. Daryl notes that the Whisperers could be rounding more walkers up, and instructs Judith to stay behind him. It isn't long before they come upon a small group of walkers, led by the same Whisperer Beta threatened earlier. Daryl shoots the Whisperer with his crossbow, injuring her. As the Whisperer runs off, Daryl and Judith dispatch the walkers and quickly give chase.

Judith and Daryl track down the injured Whisperer to a small ditch. The Whisperer begs Daryl to pull the arrow out of her shoulder, not wanting to die in that manner. Daryl orders her to drop the knife and asks where the rest of the Whisperers are. She quickly reveals their whereabouts, but also that she was going off on her own. When asked why, she claims to have had no choice, revealing that Beta lost his mind after the survivors killed Alpha. Finally, Daryl asks if the Whisperers know the survivors' location, but the Whisperer doesn't know, although she assures Daryl that Beta will keep coming for them. Daryl proceeds to aim his crossbow at the Whisperer's head, as the latter pleads that she wants to "walk after". Daryl repeats his previous question, but the Whisperer genuinely doesn't know. With that, Daryl shoots the Whisperer in the head. Shocked, Judith tells Daryl that he didn't have to kill the Whisperer, but Daryl rationalizes that she didn't have any information and was going to die anyway, so it was better for it to happen quickly. Judith protests leaving the Whisperer, and hypothesizes that she could have a family, but Daryl gently drags her away.

As they are heading back, Judith stops and once again expresses discomfort at them leaving the Whisperer in a ditch. She asks what would happen if Daryl was lost and no one could find him, or R.J., or her mom. When he asks where this is coming from, Judith states that she simply wishes for everyone to be back together again. Daryl assures her that he radioed Michonne and told her not to come, even though he didn't get a reply. Judith claims that it doesn't matter, as she talked to her mom after the fire, and is worried that Michonne might not come home.

Daryl asks what Michonne said, but Judith just says that she went to help some people she met along the way. Judith didn't want to tell Daryl about this, as she was afraid that he'd leave, too. Daryl assures Judith that he won't leave, but refuses to promise anything, as he maintains that he can't lie to Judith, and doesn't know what's going to happen in the future, no more than anyone does. Daryl, however, goes on to state that there are a lot of people back at the Tower who would do anything for her, and will one day need her to do anything for them. Finally, Daryl assures Judith that, while nothing can take the place of a loved one lost, it doesn't mean that everything that follows is going to break your heart. He then embraces her.

"A Certain Doom"

Judith and the group are seen making it back to the Tower. At the exit, Daryl says goodbye to Judith through the separating door. Gabriel tells the other to go, as the Whisperers are smashing down the final barricade. Judith realizes Gabriel isn't coming, but he explains that someone needs to stay behind to keep the Whisperers from cutting the rope. When Judith asks if Rosita knows about this, he instructs her to tell her "Eres mi media naranja", claiming that she will know the meaning behind the phrase. With that, Judith and the others descend down the elevator shaft, leaving Gabriel to face the attacking Whisperers.

After the war is over, Judith spots Maggie as the rendezvous point and hugs her after being reunited for the first time in years.

"Home Sweet Home"

Out in the woods, Judith and Maggie are clearing out walkers together. After putting down a zombified Whisperer, Maggie asks Judith about Michonne and what she told R.J. Judith says that she showed the night sky to R.J. and told him that his mother was looking at the very same stars. The pair join Lydia and the others on the road. When the others pull the cart away, Maggie is suddenly confronted with the sight of Negan, helping the other survivors as a free man. He awkwardly greets her, and assures her that he didn't escape. Judith watches in silent as Maggie walks away without saying a word.

Season 11

"Acheron: Part I"

Judith runs over to greet Daryl when he returns to Alexandria.


Judith plays cards with Gracie, R.J. and Hershel. While they play, Gracie's stomach grumbles and Judith tells her that she is hungry, too. When Hershel asks Judith if she is ever afraid when her mom goes away she makes light of the situation, and tells him that grown-ups are always running off and she jokingly mimics their parent's goodbye speeches and makes Gracie laugh. Hershel sombrely notes that the adults say the same thing before the apocalypse, but can't promise to come back safely nowadays. Judith says it's just to make the children feel better.

Later that day, the children are given horsemeat to eat. Judith is visibly reluctant to eat it but she still attempts to encourage her brother to eat some. Hershel assures the children that it isn't that bad, or better than spiders at least, which makes Judith grimace.

"Out of the Ashes"

Judith leads a drill to teach the children how to wield swords. During it, she notices that Gracie is concerned about something and turns around to see a gang of teenagers taunting a walker through a hole in the wall. Judith confronts them and demands that they stop, threatening to get Rosita if they don't. This angers Vincent and he shoves her to the ground and taunts her by saying that she is a baby and her mother abandoned her. Having enough, Judith stands up and points her sword to his throat and threatens him to repeat what he said. Gracie intervenes and convinces Judith to put her sword down, the two girls glare at the bully still calling Judith names. Judith then walks away with tears in her eyes.

Later that day, she returns to her house and discovers the keepsake that she made with Carl as a toddler is destroyed. Judith accuses Vincent of breaking her handprint, but lets him walk off when she doesn't have any proof. Judith is touched when Gracie, R.J. and Hershel come over and offer to help put it back together.

Outside, she sits on the porch and cries because she misses her family. Rosita notices this, and comes over to comfort her by telling her a story of her childhood. When the two go to Rosita's house to gather material to fix the broken board they hear Eugene radioing Alexandria.

"For Blood"

As the storm rages in Alexandria, Judith hugs the other other children and attempts to comfort her brother by reminding him of one of their mother's sayings. Judith somberly agrees with R.J. when he confesses that he wishes their mom was with them. After Aaron asks for volunteers to fix the walls damaged by the storm and control the blaze as the windmill caught fire, Judith offers to go help and Carol convinces her to stay behind. Judith notices that Gracie is upset that Aaron is going out into the storm, and goes over and offers to stay with her which makes the other girl feel better.

When Judith hears Gracie confess that she wishes that she were more like Judith because she's never afraid, she denies it, and explains to her friend that her mother just taught her the ways to channel fear into strength and tells Gracie that she can do it. too. Judith smiles at Gracie when she starts practicing with her katana and feeling more confidant. Virgil compliments Judith and tells her how proud Michonne would be of her, and that he notices how she carries herself just like her mother through her skills as a swordsman and caring for the other kids. This makes Judith happy, but she misses her mother and is disappointed when Virgil doesn't know where she went.

Judith notices Gracie getting a little too close to the window while practicing her swordplay, and tries to warn her, but the girl is suddenly grabbed by a walker through the window panelling and drops the katana. Judith runs over to picks up her sword, and slices off the walker's arm, and stabs it to save her friend. Judith is then directed by Rosita to blow out the candles. The walkers continue to build up and nearly break down the door which causes Rosita to run outside and into the storm. Judith watches at the window in admiration with Gracie as Rosita kills all the walkers in the yard, when Rosita returns Judith agrees to stay away from the windows.

However, despite Rosita's effort the walkers keep coming and the Alexandrian's need to evacuate upstairs. Judith tells R.J. to go with Hershel upstairs while she tries to aid an Virgil in climbing them, but Dianne quickly comes to take him off her hands. It's then she notices that Gracie had disappeared, and calls for her, following her voice into the basement which is now flooding. Judith asks her friend why she is down there and Gracie explains her that she wants a weapon to fight with like Rosita and Judith. Judith breaks off a handle of a broom and hands it to Gracie, and they both race upstairs but are confronted with walkers inside the house, this forces them back into the basement where they are trapped between rising water and walkers threatening to break down the door.

"No Other Way"

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"New Haunts"

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Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Judith has killed:


Rick Grimes

"I know Judith isn't mine. I know it. I love her, she's my daughter... but she isn't mine. I had to accept that. I did, so I could keep her alive. I'll die before she does and I hope that's a long time from now so I can raise her and protect her and teach her how to survive..."
—Rick to Michonne on the possibility Judith is not his daughter[src]

Rick is shown to be fiercely protective of Judith and loves her deeply. Rick knows that Judith may not be his biological daughter having learned of Shane and Lori's affair, but after both of their deaths, he goes out of his way to ensure her survival.

Rick is devastated when he thinks Judith has been killed by walkers during the fall of the prison. After his escape from Terminus, he is overwhelmed with joy when he discovers she is alive and cries as he holds her in his arms.

In "Service", Rick expresses his thoughts to Michonne that Judith is not his daughter but despite this, he loves her and will continue to protect her as if she were his own.

Years after Rick's supposed death, Judith carries his gun in his memory. After Judith saved a group of strangers, she tells Michonne she saved them because Rick would have wanted her to, showing she wants to act like Rick would have done. Judith comes to view her father as a hero and likes to hear stories about Rick from Negan.

When Judith is informed about Rick's survival, she cries tears of joy and urges her mother to go find him.

Lori Grimes

"I'm not losing my baby."
—Lori about Judith[src]

When Lori first found out about her pregnancy, she began crying as she knew the hardships that her baby would cause for the group and the dangers the helpless newborn would face growing up in such an unforgiving world. Lori took pills intending to abort the baby, but later threw them up as she was unsure what to do. She either didn't know that the pills would not actually terminate her pregnancy or she did know and she tried it as an act of desperation. Rick discovered the remaining pills and confronted her about it, prompting Lori to confess to both the pregnancy and the liaison with Shane. Although it seems that Lori made a "choice" to keep her baby, in reality, she may have realized that, without proper medical facilities to pursue an abortion, there really was no "choice." Lori's awareness of this is revealed in her conversation with Beth when Beth asked her how she could bring a baby into "this world."

After going into labor in the prison, Lori knew that she and the baby wouldn't both survive. Without any consideration, she chose the baby and demanded that Maggie perform a C-section on her. As Maggie began cutting Lori open, Lori cried out in pain and died, probably because of blood loss. Lori never saw her daughter before she died. Judith is aware that Lori is her biological mother.

Carl Grimes

"This was dad's before it was mine. Now it's yours. Just having it always kept dad with me. It made me feel as strong as him. It helped me, maybe it will help you too. Before mom died she told me I was going to beat this world... I didn't.... But you will. I know you will."
—Carl's goodbye to Judith before his death[src]

Carl appeared to be very protective of his baby sister. He was present during her birth and came up with names for her, eventually deciding on Judith after one of his teachers.

Carl clearly loved his baby sister and, like his father, was willing to keep her safe and protect her at all costs. Carl was devastated when it looked as though Judith had been killed by walkers after the fall of the prison. After escaping from Terminus, Carl is overwhelmed with joy to discover that she is alive.

After being reunited with Judith and arriving at Alexandria, Carl spends a lot of his time taking care of his baby sister.

When Carl is dying and saying his goodbyes to Judith, he gives her the beloved hat that belongs to their father that he has been wearing since Season 2. Despite Judith's young age, she understood that this was goodbye when she starts crying as she's leaving with Daryl.

In "A New Beginning", when Judith is painting with Michonne, we see that one of her paintings is that of herself with Carl, evidenced by his eyepatch and the hat. This implies that Judith misses Carl and still remembers him. Several years after Carl's death, Judith is still wearing his hat in his memory.

Years later, Negan states to Michonne that he has told Judith stories of Carl over time and feels that Judith is "just as much of a badass as her brother."

Shane Walsh

"Rick told me. And the reason you didn't is because you know it's mine. Okay. You know, we carried on quite a bit before Rick got back, Lori. It's mine. You know it is."
—Shane to Lori regarding Judith[src]

Shane is revealed to be Judith's biological father who died eight months before she was born. When Shane first found out about Lori's pregnancy, he automatically assumed that the baby was his. Lori had told Rick about the relationship, and both Lori and Rick told him that the baby would never be considered his, which infuriated him. Jealous of Rick, and seeing him as a rival, Shane was strongly suggested to have been interested in taking Lori as his wife and raising both Carl and the baby as his own. Realizing that he would never win Lori with Rick being present, Shane plotted to kill him, but catching on to Shane's plan, Rick beat him to it. Judith is currently unaware that Shane is her biological father. It is unknown if she is even aware of the fact that Shane has ever existed in the first place.

Hershel Greene

"Oh the baby, she's healthy - eats like a horse, sleeps like a rock."
—Hershel assuring Rick of Judith's state[src]

Due to his medical training, Hershel was the primary caretaker of Judith. He spent a significant amount of time with the baby and ensured that her needs were met. Hershel cared very deeply for Judith. Since the day Judith was born, Hershel had acted as her surrogate father while Rick recovered from his breakdown.

Maggie Greene

"Aunt Maggie."
—Judith upon hearing Maggie's name[src]

Maggie was the one who delivered Judith since Carol and Hershel were unavailable. It also appears that Maggie cares about Judith as she also went out to get formula with Daryl Dixon in "Say the Word". She also showed her affection in "Hounded" when she told Glenn to find toys for Judith while they are looking in the market.

In "What Comes After", Judith refers to her as "Aunt Maggie", suggesting that she sees her as family. Even after not seeing each other in years; when reuniting in "A Certain Doom" they are both overjoyed at each other's presence.

Beth Greene

"I always wanted a child."
—Beth to Carol Peletier about caring for Judith[src]

Beth was very attached to Judith; she was always seen holding and nurturing her. She got along very well with Judith, in contrast to Rick, who, at first, made her cry every time he held her. After Judith's birth, Beth was usually seen preparing formula or boiling milk for Judith. Sometime later, Beth admitted to Carol that she had always wanted a child of her own. After being informed that The Governor is planning to attack the Prison, Beth became concerned about Judith's safety and feels that the group should flee before they attack. Beth was skillful when it came to nurturing Judith, as she instructed her sister to hold and give her food when Maggie took Judith away from Beth for a short time. Beth was also shown to be Judith's babysitter when Rick went to go farming early in the morning as seen in Infected when Rick dropped her off while everyone else was asleep in their cells. Beth was very protective of Judith and would do anything to keep her alive and to honor Lori.

Judith takes on one characteristic of Beth which is the braid on her hair since Beth once had it on her ponytail.

Carol Peletier

"You cozy in there? Yes."
—Carol to Judith when putting Judith into her crib[src]

After getting over her grief regarding Lori's death, Carol took a fondness to Judith and was often seen cradling her in her arms and caring for her. After being found by Daryl after she was separated from the group, Carol was surprised to see Judith in Beth's arms, and since then, she has put her experience of having a daughter to good use in nurturing Judith. Carol, along with Beth, was the primary caretaker of Judith. Carol also tells Andrea about Judith's nickname when she goes to the prison for the first time, and in the process discovers about the deaths of Shane, Lori, T-Dog and Axel. When Beth is not seen cradling Judith, she is either asleep in her crib or is being cradled by Carol.

Daryl Dixon

"Take care of Little Ass-Kicker."
—Daryl to Rick[src]

Daryl was apparently fond of her which is why he nicknamed her, "Little Ass-Kicker." Judith revealed a soft spot in him, as witnessed by the way he precariously handled the baby and fed her formula. In "The Suicide King" when Daryl leaves, he told Rick to look after "Little Ass-Kicker" showing that despite him leaving, he still cared about her. Later, when Beth and Carol were putting her down in a box, it had "Lil' Ass-Kicker" written on the side. It is believed that Daryl wrote this, since he was the one who nicknamed her that. Also, Beth told Carol that Judith would be dead if it wasn't for Daryl because he refused to lose anyone else and personally went out to find formula so that she would live. Over the years as Judith grows, she see Daryl as family often referring him to as "Uncle Daryl".

After Michonne's departure to find Rick, Judith is concerned and worried that she'll lose Daryl too, to which she optes not to tell him about Rick still being alive, not wanting him to leave as well.

Glenn Rhee

"Back when you had two legs and we didn't have a baby crying for walkers every four hours!"
—Glenn arguing with Hershel about staying or leaving the prison[src]

Glenn and Judith never physically interacted, but indirectly have. Glenn was willing to go and retrieve supplies for her. During the "war" with the Governor, Glenn saw Judith as a burden. Hershel tried to devise plans in avoiding The Governor by leaving the prison. Glenn said that Judith would cry and be a major hindrance to the group's supplies and safety, as her loud cries would attract walkers. However, Glenn most likely cares for her a great deal.

Michonne Hawthorne

Michonne was first shown to be frustrated by Judith's cries as Beth cradled her. After she spits up on Beth's shirt, she asks Michonne to hold Judith so she can clean up. Michonne is reluctant but eventually gives in. As she is holding Judith, she starts to cry and holds her close. In "After", it is discovered that Michonne was still dealing with the loss of her own young son, Andre.

As time goes on, Michonne spends a great deal of time taking care of Judith. After Carl is shot, she stands outside his room holding her close.

A year and a half after the war, Judith is raised by Michonne alongside Rick.

Six years after Rick's supposed death, Judith sees Michonne as her mother, even referring to her as her mom. She is shown to care for and respect her, listening to her others and learning how to defend herself. A lot of Michonne's personality is reflected in Judith.

Michonne has also raised Judith to be a capable fighter, knowing how to use her katana. In "Silence the Whisperers" it is shown Michonne is proud of Judith, as she smiles when she watches her fighting walkers.

After Michonne leaves to find Rick, Judith is shown to be worried about her, scared that she won't come back, and misses her very much.

Tyreese Williams

"I know, I know... What do you want? What do you want?"
—Tyreese responding to Judith's cry[src]

Tyreese was the one who saved Judith during the prison outbreak and he took care of her when he fled from the prison with Lizzie and Mika. Over the time spent together Tyreese become very protective over her and when Martin threatened to kill her, Tyreese nearly beat him to death.

Lizzie Samuels

"But she can come back. I was just about to..."
—Lizzie, about to kill Judith[src]

After the prison outbreak, Judith was seen carried by Tyreese, with Lizzie and Mika. When Tyreese left the them trying to save Christopher and Christopher's Father because of screams heard from a distance, Judith cried and her cry attracted a great deal of walkers. Lizzie didn't seem to be very fond of Judith because of that, and tried to suffocate Judith. After murdering her sister, Mika, Lizzie was about to kill Judith again, trying to prove walkers and humans are the same, but was stopped by Carol.


"No, I'm fine. I told Rick I would watch Judith.. I'm gonna do that."
—Olivia to Tara[src]

While Rick is out scavenging supplies for Negan, Olivia takes care of Judith. Despite Tara's offer to take over so Olivia can go home, she keeps her word to Rick and goes back inside to watch her. At the dinner table, Judith sleeps in Olivia's arms.

Tara Chambler

In "Say Yes", Judith is shown playing and being babysat by Tara, who debates the pros and cons of telling Rick about the guns at Oceanside. She listens as Tara is torn by her promise to keep its location a secret.

Negan Smith

"It doesn't matter if you're a good or bad person on the inside. The numbers don't care."
—Judith to Negan[src]

Negan first sees Judith while exploring the Grimes family house. Negan lifts Judith out of her crib and sits on the porch with Carl, Judith sleeping in his arms. Negan says that she is precious and when he suggests killing Rick and Carl and moving in to Alexandria, it would appear as though he has no plans to kill Judith as well. 7 and a half years later, Negan is shown to have formed a great admiration for Judith. She is shown to be able to make him smile, even after all his time in prison. Judith shows to have taken a liking for Negan, although she does admit understanding he is imprisoned for a reason. Negan reveals to Michonne in the episode "Scars" that they get along is because they are honest with each other. Negan shows a great deal of respect for Judith and urges Michonne to be honest with Judith as well and admits that he's even gone so far as to tell Judith some of his worst stories because she asked for them.

In "The Storm" when Judith runs off looking for Dog in the snow storm. Negan is the only one to go after her. He finds her and saves her from freezing to death.

While not sharing any scenes in Season 10, it is implied they both care about each other. Negan states he killed Alpha to protect every man, woman and child in the communities, and it's more than likely he did this especially for Judith.


"You'll be safe here, I promise."
—Judith to Magna[src]

After Judith saves Magna and her group, Magna seems to be impressed by Judith and her capabilities. Magna is thankful when Judith tries to convince Alexandria her group should stay.


Barbara looks after Judith several times during the war against the Saviors.


In Dead or Alive Or, Tobin carries and looks after Judith as they and the other Alexandrians travel to the Hilltop.


Judith seems to care for Aaron.

As a baby, Judith was first introduced to Aaron on the road. Due to the lack of resources, Judith was hungry and crying while Aaron was being interrogated by Rick. Aaron offers Judith the applesauce from his backpack, but Rick believes it to be poison and force-feeds Aaron prove that it isn't despite Aaron's instance that its not his intention to harm Judith. After the applesauce proved to be safe for Judith to consume, Aaron tells Rick that Alexandria is a safe place for Judith to grow up and nothing will hear her crying if she's behind the walls.

After the six-year-time-jump, Aaron worries for Judith after she runs off to help Magna's group. Aaron falls to his knees in relief when he finds her, and immediately pulls her behind him to protect her when he sees the strangers. However, Judith is able to convince him to bring them back home. In Alexandria, Michonne disagrees with Aaron's decision and Judith stands up for him.

During a council meeting in "Morning Star", Aaron insists on evacuating Hilltop to keep Judith safe.

In "For Blood", Aaron is very grateful to Judith when she tells him that she will take care of his daughter.

Rosita Espinosa

Judith and Rosita have a somewhat close relationship. With R.J. referring to Rosita as his aunt, it is implied that Judith does to.

In the flashbacks that take place during "Scars", Rosita holds Judith in her lap while they sit around a fire. After returning to Alexandria, after being rescued from Jocelyn's group, Judith runs into Rosita's arms.

In "Out of the Ashes", Judith threatens to get Rosita, which indicates that she sees her as an authority figure while the other adults are away. Later in the day, Judith cries over her broken keepsake and is comforted by Rosita.

In "For Blood", Judith watches Rosita fight with admiration.

R.J. Grimes

Judith and R.J. have a loving brother and sister relationship as they live together with Michonne. Judith is seen teaching R.J. how to ride a bike. During "The Storm", she is seen trying to warm R.J. up, showing she's very protective of him. In "Lines We Cross", she tells R.J. the story of the Brave Man, which is actually the story of their father.


Judith and Siddiq have a positive relationship, having known each other for years. Siddiq treated Judith when she was little, and it can be assumed he was her doctor for the majority of her life. Judith is shocked and saddened upon hearing the news of Siddiq's death.


Judith and Luke appear to be good friends. Luke was really grateful that Judith saved him and his friends and thanked her before leaving Alexandria. When Michonne told them that she would take them to Hilltop, Luke was once again grateful for Judith saving him. In "The World Before", Judith is entertained by Luke's jokes, and seems interested in writing about his passion for music. Luke suggests they stop by a library to get some books, which Judith immediately agrees to. Luke seems to be fond of Judith, as he shows a lot of confidence to joke with her. After Michonne leaves with Virgil, Luke tells the former not to worry, as Judith is there to take care of them all, showing he has lots of respect and appreciation for Judith.


Judith and Virgil started off on the wrong foot, as Virgil tried to run away from Oceanside, which prompted Judith to chase him and stop him herself, threatening him with her katana. When Virgil is tied up, she doesn't flinch when he demands her to give the book back to him, and plain ignores him, showing she doesn't fear him. After Michonne talked to Virgil, Judith possibly remains on neutral terms with him, and shows she trusts him enough not to stop her mother from leaving with him.


Judith seems to be curious of Mary as she's one of the people walking out the gates to meet her. She also witnesses Mary being punched by Rosita. Later, she visits Mary in her cell and asks her about her name and her life. She seems to genuinely like Mary as she tells her she doesn't look like a monster to her and that she just met the wrong person first. Later that night, Judith helps Mary hide as Beta was chasing her and defends her when Beta goes after them inside the house. Mary in turn helps her and her brother to escape. The day after, Judith is seen getting on a carriage headed to Hilltop alongside Mary and it is implied they've become friends, as Mary had officially joined the group.

Earl Sutton

Judith and Earl weren't seen much together, however it's clear Judith is thankful to Earl for saving her and the other kids, and offers to stay with him after learning he had been bitten and his death was certain. When Earl told her she was strong and brave and that she should protect the other kids from him, she breaks down in tears and holds his hand, showing she cares for him. After Earl turns, Judith puts him down and is saddened about his death, as well as the fact she was the one to put him down.


While they didn't interact much, Judith clearly cares about Lydia. After learning about Alpha's death, Judith approaches Lydia and attempts to comfort her, but Lydia is shown to be too saddened, and tells her not everyone can have a mother like hers, visibly upsetting Judith, as she was worried about Michonne and missing her.


Judith and Alpha never met, or even saw each other in person, but it's obvious Judith fears Alpha. After learning about Alpha's death, Judith is relieved, as shown with her conversation with Michonne, informing her about Alpha being unable to hurt them anymore.


Judith and Beta never interacted directly, but it's obvious Judith sees Beta as a threat and an enemy to her and her family. When Beta sneaks into Alexandria in search of Mary, Judith helps her hide in her house, prompting Beta to follow after her. As Beta reaches Judith's room, she shoots him through the door to stop him, temporarily incapacitating him. Judith then runs away with R.J. Judith's reaction to Beta's death is unknown but it's more than likely that she feels relieved about him not being a threat to her or her family anymore.


"I can stay with you."
—Judith comforting Gracie.[src]

Gracie and Judith are best friends, and have grown up together in the Alexandria Safe-Zone, the two can often be seen spending time and playing together.

During their first interaction as babies in "The Key", Judith and Gracie are seen playing as they are being taken care of by Barbara.

After the time jump, Judith plays with Gracie as they try and teach R.J. to ride a bike in the street.

Judith excitedly calls for Gracie to sit next to her on the way to Hilltop after Beta attacks Alexandria.

In "Hunted", Judith and Gracie are playing cards with R.J. and Hershel Rhee. Gracie laughs with Judith as she jokingly mimics their parents' goodbye speeches, and smile at each other when Gracie wins a round, they both become mock upset when they lose to Hershel. Later that day, the Alexandrians feast on horsemeat and Judith and Gracie are both reluctant to eat it. The two share a look of shock when Hershel assures them it isn't that bad, or better than spiders at least.

In "Out of the Ashes", Judith trains Gracie and the other children with swords. Judith asks Gracie "What's wrong?" when she notices Gracie looking concerned, only to see a group of teenagers taunting a child walker through a hole in the wall. Judith tries to stop them but is shoved and bullied, which makes Judith raise her katana to the bully's throat. Gracie comes and intervenes, cooling down the situation, while glaring at Judith's bully. Later in the day, Judith is upset that her handprint is broken and Gracie offers to help her put it back together, this makes Judith smile.

In "For Blood", as a storm rages in Alexandria, Judith and Gracie cling to each other for comfort. When Gracie hears that Aaron will be going out into the storm, she becomes upset, but when Judith goes over and tells her that she will stay with her it makes Gracie smile. Later on, Gracie admits that she wishes that she was more like Judith because she isn't scared of anything, Judith denies never being afraid and explains to Gracie the ways that she can channel her fear into strength, this makes Gracie feel better and she starts practicing with Judith's katana. Judith warns Gracie not to get too close to the window, but it's too late and a walker grabs her by the jacket, making Judith rush to save her by chopping its arm off and killing it. After witnessing the bravery of Judith and Rosita, Gracie is determined to help. Judith is terrified when she can't see Gracie when its time to evacuate, only to find her in the flooding basement, Gracie tells her that the reason that she's down there is to look for a weapon similar to what Judith has. The two become trapped in the basement when they realise that the house is full of walkers.


"Say it again. I dare you."
—Judith threatens Vincent[src]

Judith and Vincent have an antagonistic relationship. After Judith notices Vincent being reckless and taunting a walker through a hole in the wall, she confronts him. Vincent gets defensive and just says he's just playing, despite how dangerous it is. After Judith threatens to tell Rosita, Vincent becomes angry with her, pushing her to the ground and taunting her by saying that her mother abandoned her. This angers Judith, and she threatens him with her katana, but stops when Gracie intervenes. Judith continues to glare at him while he taunts her and calls her a "psycho", before walking away with tears in her eyes.

Later that day, Judith finds the keepsake, that her and Carl made, broken. Heartbroken, she confronts Vincent and demands to know if he was the one who broke it. He denies it and leaves.


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  • Robert Kirkman stated: "If you've watched this show, it's definitely much more likely that it is Shane's baby, but you never really know."[3]
    • Andrew Lincoln in a 2018 interview even claimed that Judith is not Rick's biological daughter but that he considers her his own.
    • As of Carl's death in "Honor", Judith has no known surviving blood relatives.
  • Judith is, so far, one of the only seven known characters to be played by several different actresses, the others being Michonne, Hannah, Mike, Terry, Paula and Hershel.
    • However, she's the only one to be portrayed by multiple actresses at the same time.
    • On Talking Dead, it is revealed Judith has 6 different sets of twin actors, plus a stunt doll for when the scenes were considered too unsafe for her actress.
    • As of "What Comes After", Judith has been portrayed by 8 different sets of twin actors and 2 child actresses. This means she has 18 actors, the most of any character. The last set of twins, Chloe & Sophia Garcia-Frizzi, are the first ones to make it an entire season.
  • She is the youngest character to have killed someone, in this case Lori Grimes, at the age of barely a few seconds old; albeit indirectly caused.
  • Judith is the first recurring female character in the TV Series to both appear in and survive three or more seasons without ever being added to the main cast.
  • Judith's first word was said in "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life", being "Mama".
  • After the death of Sasha, Judith is the only character introduced in Season 3 to still be alive.
  • As of the episode "Honor", she is the current owner of Rick's hat, following the death of her half-brother Carl Grimes.
  • As of the episode "What Comes After", she is the current owner of Rick Grimes' Colt Python revolver.
    • Aside from a Colt Python, Judith also uses a Katana as a weapon of choice.
  • Judith sees members of Rick's group as family members to her, such as seeing Maggie as her "aunt" and Daryl as her "uncle".
  • Judith is one of two characters, the other being Paula, who has been portrayed by more than one actress in the same episode. In this case, the episodes were "Mercy", where she was portrayed by Kinsley Isla Dillon and Chloe & Sophia Garcia-Frizzi, and "What Comes After" and "Scars", where she was portrayed by Cailey Fleming and Chloe & Sophia Garcia-Frizzi.
  • Judith and R.J. are the first adoptive siblings to appear in the TV Series.
  • Judith is currently the eighth most-appearing character on the TV Series, having appeared in 69 episodes so far.
  • Judith is the fifth main character to outlive her comic book counterpart, with the first being Shane Walsh, second being Carol Peletier, the third being Tyreese Williams, the fourth being Beth Greene, the sixth being Morgan Jones, the seventh being Abraham Ford, the eighth being Rosita Espinosa, the ninth being Ezekiel Sutton, the tenth being Alpha and the eleventh being Gabriel Stokes.
  • Judith shares many similarities with Clementine from Video Game:
    • Both are/were nine years old during the apocalypse.
    • Both lost their parents (Judith's biological father was killed by her future adoptive father while her biological mother passed away during her birth; Clementine's parents died in Savannah, Georgia shortly after the outbreak).
    • Both were mature far beyond their years.
    • Both were efficient in using firearms at a young age.
    • Both owned walkie-talkies to talk to their loved ones.
    • Both killed their first human in an act of self-defense and were emotionally affected by it (Judith killed a Whisperer during the assault on the Hilltop while Clementine killed the Stranger (Determinant) to protect herself and Lee).
    • Both were deeply traumatized when they had to put someone they knew out of their misery (Judith killed Earl Sutton after he turned while Clementine killed Lee (Determinant) to prevent reanimation).
    • Both kept their father's former hat in a way to honor them.
    • Both are/were taking care of a young boys named after fathers: Judith takes care of her adoptive brother named Rick Jr. (R.J. for short) when Clementine was taking care of a boy named Alvin Jr. (A.J. for short). Also both R.J. and A.J. look alike and have many similarities.
    • Both have dark brown hair and brown eyes.
  • She is one of thirteen characters known to speak Spanish in the TV Series.
  • In an interview, Cailey Fleming confirms that Gracie is Judith's best friend.[4]
  • Judith's codename is "Shoto" which is Japanese for short sword.

International Dubbers

Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech Karolína Křišťálová (young)
Linda Křišťálová (older)
Karolína Křišťálová:
Rachel Ward
Lydia (young)
French Claire Baradat Meghan Chambler
German Angelina Yarkova (young)
Noa Sarah Hadad (older)
Hungarian Szűcs Anna Viola N/A
Italian Sara Tesei N/A
Japanese Suzuka Kimura Beatrice
Portuguese Leticia Celini Mika Samuels (5)
Spanish (Latin America) Noelia Lestani N/A
Spanish (Spain) Sandra Villa N/A