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"You were right about me. I've done things. Terrible things. If I had all this, I wouldn't trust me, either."
—Magna to Michonne.[src]

Magna is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is Yumiko's girlfriend and leads a group of survivors.

Overview

Magna is a tough as nails survivor who isn't easily impressed, due to be living on the road for some time. She's a formidable leader and describes herself as an unpredictable animal, dangerous but also caring. Her personality makes people to never feel too comfortable around her, nor believe they figured her out. She loves her group and would do anything for their well being, acting as a fatherly figure to them.

Pre-Apocalypse

Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Magna's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that she was a truck stop waitress. At some point, she went to prison for a serious crime, and received a prison tattoo while incarcerated.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 9

"What Comes After"

In the woods, Magna’s group take on a herd of walkers. They quickly get overwhelmed but they get saved when the walkers around them get shot from the trees.

Magna and her group escape into the woods to find a 9 year old girl who asks for their names. They introduce themselves and ask what her name is. The girl picks up her hat and introduces herself as Judith Grimes.

"Who Are You Now?"

In the woods, Magna and her group follow Judith as she leads them to Rosita, Eugene, Laura, and Aaron. Wanting to take them in, Judith declares she won’t return to Alexandria until they accept them. The others reluctantly agree. 

Later, Magna and her group arrive at Alexandria's 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.

The next day, Magna and her group stand before the Alexandria council for questioning. They ask who their leader is and Magna claims they’re a team, while Luke explains their group used to be bigger and that they just lost their friend, Bernie. Gabriel asks about their former professions. Luke was a music teacher, Magna was a truck stop waitress, Connie was a journalist and Kelly was a high school student. Luke says they should trust them, but Michonne isn’t done with questions. She stands up and asks Magna to see her left hand, which has a prison tattoo. Michonne then calls her out for the hidden knife on her belt, which she puts on the table. Michonne storms out, saying she’ll second any of their motions. Magna tries to question her but is shut off.

Later, in the infirmary, Siddiq updates Magna and the rest on Yumiko’s condition. Luke asks him if he has been there since the start but Siddiq confesses that he was also found in the woods but things were different in the past.

At night, Magna is scoled by her group for ruining their chance to stay. Luke asks Magna to hand over her necklace, which also doubles as a knife, but she’s reluctant. Magna says they should fight their way through Alexandria to take their supplies before heading out, but Connie tells her to leave Michonne and Judith out of it. Luke says they save the fighting for people who deserve it, and Magna finally surrenders the necklace.

A while later, Magna sneaks around outside of Michonne’s house with another knife. She opens the door slightly but sees Michonne hug a toddler, and leaves. A moment later, Magna goes over to the door and hands Michonne her knife, telling her she was right about her. Michonne tells her they all have done things to survive.  

The next day, Magna and her group prepares to leave by thanking everyone for their hospitality. Michonne rides up and says she’s going to instead escort them to Hilltop with Siddiq. 

"Stradivarius"

On the road to Hilltop, Siddiq tells Michonne she should have let Magna’s group stay in Alexandria, but she says she still doesn’t trust them and is only doing this for her daughter. In the cart, Magna complains to her group that Michonne has her knives and she wants them back. Yumiko tells Michonne she’s just upset about their lost friend, Bernie.

A while later, Michonne and the others arrive at Magna’s giant crate of supplies, which have been displaced and destroyed by walkers. Magna’s upset at the sight of Bernie’s things while Michonne instructs D.J. to gather more of their weapons. This angers them, and Michonne also announces she’s returning to Alexandria in the morning while Siddiq and D.J. help them finish the journey. Magna and Luke start to get riled up, but Yumiko calms them down and reluctantly agrees to her terms. They decide to find shelter for the night.

At night, inside a factory, Magna and Yumiko cuddle as they sleep. She and the rest wake up after hearing Michonne slice Luke's Stradivarius in half.

Luke gawks at his broken Stradivarius in disbelief and explains to Michonne how old and rare it was. Yumiko lays her head on Magna’s leg and playfully recalls the mansion they found it in. Luke says the Stradivarius is the one thing that separates them from the animals and how it brought humans together in the past, leaving Michonne in thought.

In the morning, Siddiq tries again to convince Michonne to come with them but she says she can’t take the risk with Maggie. Siddiq reveals to her that Maggie and Hershel left last fall, shocking her. Before he can explain, D.J. arrives to let them know that there are walkers outside. The group gets out to find several walkers blocking the path to their horses.

Michonne kills several walkers as Magna demands they get back their weapons. Michonne finally relents and orders D.J. to return them their weapons. As Magna’s group splits up and take out several walkers, an undead Bernie appears, deeply upsetting them. A heartbroken Magna can't put him down, so Michonne does it for her. The group opens a clear path and leave.

On the road, Michonne empathizes with Yumiko and Magna, saying that she understands their pain of losing a friend considered family. Suddenly, two Hilltop soldiers ride up to them to inform that Rosita’s injured and being cared for at Hilltop. Michonne instructs them to tell Hilltop they’re on their way. Connie notices something nearby, confusing the group, but tells them it's nothing. As they leave, someone watches them from the bushes. 

"Evolution"

At Hilltop, everyone runs inside as Michonne and Siddiq arrive with Magna and her group. From the guard post, Dianne makes them all surrender their weapons before entering. 

Inside, Tara coldly greets Michonne and updates her on Eugene, Aaron, Daryl, and Rosita’s situations. She then informs Magna and her group that they’ll have to wait for Jesus to return before deciding on their future, but they can stay until he gets back. Connie thanks her for everyone. 

Later, Magna questions to Yumiko why Hilltop is led by a guy named Jesus, but Connie assures her it’s probably just a nickname. Yumiko suggests they work on proving their worth so they can stay. Michonne then introduces the new group to Carol, who happily introduces herself through sign language, which Connie appreciates. 

At night, Magna and Yumiko follow Michonne and arrive at the cemetery to help the others unlock the gate. 

Jesus tells Aaron and Eugene to get out while he finishes the walkers and starts taking out several with his sword. He goes to kill the last one but as he attacks it, the "walker" dodges and stabs him from behind through his chest, shocking everyone. “You are where you do not belong”, the "walker" whispers to a shocked Jesus before throwing him onto the ground.

Daryl shoots it in the head as several more Whisperers arrive and the rest of the group run in to finish them off. As Aaron goes over to Jesus' body, Daryl notices something on the back of the walker's head and cuts into it, revealing a mask. Before they can process the situation, whispers around them get louder and the group circles up preparing for a fight. 

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Magna has killed.

Relationships

Yumiko

Magna is in a relationship with Yumiko and is shown to be very protective of her. Magna showed to be worried about when Yumiko was taken to the infirmary alone. Later, Magna visits her in the infirmary to make sure she is doing alright, showing concern for her well being. 

Connie

Magna looks to Connie for advice and two seem to each other as family 

Kelly

Kelly seems to know a lot about Magna's tricks but doesn't seem to approve. At the same time, Kelly respects Magna as a leader and sees her as a family. 

Luke

Luke and Magna seem to have a brother and sister relationship. Luke did most of the talking during the interviewed as to take the responsibilty out of Magna.  

Judith Grimes

Magna seems to have been impressed by Judith's abilities after the girl saved her group from a herd of walkers. She was grateful for Judith trying to keep her and her group in Alexandria.

Michonne

Michonne and Magna have a poor relationship. Michonne distrusted Magna and her group due to the fact of Magna's prison tattoo and hiding a knife. Later on, the two come to an understanding and agree that they both did the worst type of things to stay alive. However, Michonne decides to give Magna and her group a chance and decides to take them to the Hilltop. However, Michonne still doesn't trust Magna or the group with weapons which further exacerbates their relationship.


Appearances

TV Series

Season 9

Trivia

  • Magna is the eighth LGBT character on the show. The others being Tara, Alisha, Aaron, Eric, Denise, Jesus, Yumiko, and Kelly.
    • Out of those, Magna is the fifth lesbian.
    • Magna and Yumiko are also the fourth same-sex couple on the show.
  • In the comics Magna has a pistol that she wears in a drop leg holster. Prop master Gillian Albinski wanted to echo that look with Magna's knives, so she carrier them in a sheath on her leg.
  • Magna is one of six characters who know ASL, the others being her fellow group members Luke, Yumiko, Kelly, and Connie, as well as Carol Peletier.
TV Series Characters
Grimes Family JudithR.J.RickCarlLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesGlennAndreaMerleTheodoreMirandaLouisElizaDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home MiguelFelipeJorgeGuillermoGilbert
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Family MaggieHershelBethHershelAnnetteShawnArnoldJosephine
Greene Farm PatriciaJimmyOtis
The Living NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMrs. RichardsMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonMr. RichardsOwenErynKarenGregMiltonStevensRowanEileenFosterBettyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTimEmily
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Military Personnel WellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCallaway
Prison Newcomers BobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloePatrickZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielAbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronEnidBarbaraScottMrs. RobinsonNoraHeathBobBruceTobinKent AnnaMikeyFrancineSpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamDavidBetsyNicholasTommyAnnieWillSturgessBarnesRichardsHollyMichaelStacySamanthaJefferyBobbyNatalieErinShellyDineshO'HaraCharlyneDanAdrianParkCarterPeteRegAidenEric
The Wolves OwenAphid
The Saviors NeganLauraFrankieAldenGracieD.J.SherryDwightAmberTanyaMarkGinaPotterJoséBrookeMelJohnRegina JedNorrisArat JustinSimonDukeLanceGaryReillyJaredEvanKatyKenoDerekDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoHuckWadeCamNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanMilesJiroPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
Hilltop Colony BertieKalOscarMarcoTammyEarlGageAdelineRodneyEduardoPaulGregoryKennethCraigCrystalWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneHenryNabilaJennyDanaKevinKurtAlvaroDanielColtonRichardBenjamin
Oceanside RachelCyndieBeatriceKathyNatania
The Scavengers AnneTamielBrionFarronWinslow
Georgie's Group HildaMidgeGeorgie
Magna's Group MagnaLukeConnieKellyYumikoBernie
The Whisperers LydiaAlphaBeta
Miscellaneous Survivors SiddiqWilhelmEastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals DogNellyShivaTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneHannahSummerEddie
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Magna (TV Series)

  • Are Magna and Yumiko actually dating?

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    • Their respective character pages name eachother as girlfriends and the trivia names them as LGBT characters. Is there any confirmation they ...
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  • Nadia Hilker too?

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    • Mitt Campbell wrote: Awesome guy 233 wrote: And I wonder if Beta from the Wisperers is gonna appear and who will portray him? Not sure ye...
    • JCB95 wrote: Mitt Campbell wrote: Are Magna and her group main characters too, I forgot? Right now they're supposedly just support...