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"They kept us in a tent. Any time we moved... which was everyday or so, they kept us blindfolded. We didn't see much. They fed us well, mostly meat. Seemed like venison, rabbit, things like that. We could hear them slaughtering the animals. Dante thought they were cannibals at first."
—Ken to Maggie Greene about his captivity with the Whisperers.[src]

Ken is a character first encountered in Issue 128 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a resident of the Hilltop Colony.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Ken's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He may have lived in or near Washington, D.C.


A New Beginning

In uncharted territory, Ken is seen riding one of the Hilltop's horses, with Marco when the duo come across a pack of wild horses. Marco urges Ken that the two should head back, but Ken, eager to bring the horses back to the Hilltop, heads off in a rush to try and wrangle the horses. When hurrying too much, Ken manages to plow through several roamers causing the horse to crash. The horse dies from the crash and nearly gets himself killed as well.

As Ken struggles to lift the dead horse, who is on his leg, one of the roamers tries crawling to him but is killed as Marco catches up to him. He manages to get the horse off of Ken's leg as more of the undead begin to appear. The man helps Ken onto his horse and the two ride off. As they do so, Ken groans out how much his leg hurts to which Marco responds that really he needs to worry about how pissed Maggie Greene will be after finding out they lost a horse.

Ken and Marco are riding horseback on a plain field. Ken appears ill and falls off the horse, claiming he cannot go on any further. Marco then climbs off of the horse to assist Ken. As they talk, the horse gallops away and roamers begin to close in. The duo attempts to catch up with the horse, as Ken wonders what the sound of the roamers really is.

After Marco is rescued, he confirms that he had left Ken in a barn on a hill to die. Dante's group later discovers some of Ken's belongings including his hat inside a barn. It was unknown what happens to him, until Issue 138.  

Whispers Into Screams

Marco mentions Ken and tells Paul Monroe what happened to him.

Ken is later traded in Issue 138 along with Dante for Lydia at the Hilltop. He is later checked on by Harlan Carson.

Life And Death

During the fair, Ken is lured off the fairgrounds by his former captor, Alpha and she decapitates him. She then puts his head on a wooden pike and allows him to turn. Rick, Carl, Lydia, Dante, Andrea, and Michonne find his head and eleven other on the pikes.

No Turning Back

Ken's zombified head is put down by Lydia.


Killed By

In order to mark a border between the land belonging to the Whisperers and the communities, Alpha disguises herself and infiltrates the fair to lure people off the fairgrounds. Afterward, she decapitates them and then places their heads on wooden pikes to mark the border, with Ken being among them.

  • Lydia (Zombified, Off-Panel)

After finding the border, his zombified head is put down by Lydia.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Ken has killed:

  • 1 Hilltop's horse (Caused)
  • Numerous counts of zombies



It can be assumed that Marco and Ken care for each other and are good friends. Marco took care of Ken the best he could after Ken gets injured and becomes ill. After his death, Ken went to train to become a member of the milita to avenge his friends death.


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Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream


  • It is somewhat ironic that Alpha killed Ken, since she and her group treated his injured leg and healed him. The reason behind this might be that Alpha wanted to prove a point to Rick not to cross her.