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- "Thank you--for this and for what you said. We weren't all like her. Some of us just wanted to survive. (...) You don't think we've changed, do you? (...) I can prove it. (...) We saw one of your people--the girl who came out of the cave where Alpha kept the horde. (...) After the collapse, there were many, then there were two, and then she was all alone. (...) She looked hurt, but alive. (...) In the woods. By the screaming cave."
- —Keith to the group about Connie's whereabouts.[src]
Keith is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a member of the Whisperers. After Beta's death, Keith took control of the remaining Whisperers and resided with them in the ruins of the Hilltop Colony, where they are trying to survive without meaning any harm to the Coalition.
Although part of the Whisperers, Keith is not shown to be antagonistic. He has stated he was not a loyal follower to Alpha, and that he only was in the group to survive. After the end of the Whisperer War, Keith became the leader of the remaining Whisperers. Despite this, he is shown to be quite timid and apprehensive. However, he is shown to be willing to sacrifice himself for his people, stabbing Aaron to buy the Whisperers time to escape. The group comes to conclusion that he and his people are not a threat. Even after being tortured, Keith is shown to be understanding. Ultimately, the group leaves Keith and the Whisperers alone.
Nothing is known about Keith's life prior to or as the outbreak began.
At some point following the outbreak, Keith joined a large group of survivors known as the Whisperers. Keith used to secretly give Lydia extra food during the harsh winters when Alpha was not looking, although Lydia does not remember this.
Around the conclusion of the Whisperer War, Keith and a few others had enough of Alpha's reign of terror and decided to defect from the Whisperers. The group of five former Whisperers became squatters at the ruins of Hilltop, turning the cellar into their home as they scavenge through the ruins for clothes, food, and other supplies. When Jerry, Aaron, Carol, and Lydia were clearing the Hilltop of the undead, they noticed what appeared to be a group of walkers corralled by a Whisperer. An enraged Aaron put down the walkers and apprehended Keith, demanding to know if there are more Whisperers. The terrified man lied to the Alexandrians that he was by himself, before being forced to show the others the cellar where he was residing. In the cellar, Keith's fellow survivors are discovered and they escape as Keith attempts to take down Aaron. Furious, Aaron ties up Keith and proceeds to torture him for information, going as far as letting a walker bite his hand. Ultimately, Aaron is calmed down and the Alexandrians decide to let Keith and the former Whisperers stay in the Hilltop ruins, deciding they are not a threat and simply people who got mixed up with the Whisperers. The newly-amputated Keith is given a bag of food by Carol just as his fellow survivors return to Hilltop to his aid and to continue living out their days.
Several months later, Maggie Rhee and several other reclaim the Hilltop Colony, with Keith and the other remaining Whisperers not seen or mentioned, making his status unknown.
This list shows the victims Keith has killed:
- Troy (Alive, alongside his fellow Whisperers)
- 4 unnamed campers (Possibly, Caused or Direct)
- 2 horses (Possibly, Caused or Direct)
- Possibly some unnamed members of the Coalition
- Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people