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"True faith requires doubt and I have mine. Violence is not the path I'd take... but blood has been spilt in God's name for centuries. His will is unknown to us. All I can do is trust in Him. (...) You don't hear Him anymore, do you? (...) Is that your choice, or His? Do you even listen anymore? Listen. He's here with us, right now. Asking you to hear Him again. Will you? Or will you cut down a man that He has placed in your path? The path of peace is hard. But we can take the first steps together, for both of our flocks. Take my hand. Renew your faith. Allow yourself to be saved--no matter what any of us have done, no one is above saving."
—Mancea to Gabriel.[src]

Mancea (first name unknown) is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a member of the Reapers, serving as the group's priest.

Overview

Mancea is a calm and mysterious man. As the Reapers' priest, he is very religious, often seen praying and reading the Bible. Compared to the rest of the Reapers, Mancea has been shown to be a pacifist, not once seen engaging in combat. While interacting with Gabriel Stokes, he reveals that he doesn't agree with the violence his group invokes but tries to justify it saying he doesn't question God's will.

Mancea can be seen as a foil to Gabriel. Both men are priests, however, while Mancea still retains his faith in God, Gabriel is losing his. When the two meet, Mancea attempts to be peaceful with him. When he figures out that Gabriel doesn't hear God anymore, he tries help him renew his faith. In the end, Gabriel stabs him in the stomach, going against Mancea's belief that anyone can be saved. It is ultimately unknown whether Mancea was being genuine or was trying to get Gabriel to lower his guard.

Pre-Apocalypse

Afghanistan

Prior to the outbreak, Mancea was fighting in Afghanistan along with the rest of his squad which included a lot of members that would eventually become the Reapers. Upon returning from war, he struggled to find jobs or deal with trauma, but the relationship between him and his comrades remained strong. He then decided to become a mercenary.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 11

"Rendition"

Mancea is seen praying and chanting over Michael's body in tongues, Leah and the Reapers grieve their fallen brother; Pope demands his people to make Maggie's group feel his and God's wrath. Later he is seen reading the Bible at the bonfire. He listens to Pope's speech and witnesses him burning Bossie alive.

"On the Inside"

Mancea is seen chatting with Pope as the Reapers return from their scouting mission.

"Promises Broken"

Mancea is seen wandering off alone in the woods, unknowingly being watched by Gabriel. He walks through a cemetery, tending to the graves of Michael Turner and Bossie. Mancea senses someone's presence and grabs his knife. Gabriel readies his machete, but Mancea leaves without incident.

"No Other Way"

As Gabriel makes his way to the rooftop inside one of the Meridian's buildings, Mancea confronts him and says that he won't let Gabriel harm any more of his flock. Gabriel is prepared to fight the priest, but Mancea reveals that he knew Gabriel was watching him at the cemetery the day before, so he is certain God will stay Gabriel's hand this time as well. He further reveals that he talks to God, and that the Lord guides his every step. Gabriel is disgusted that God would tell Mancea to protect the Reapers, whom he sees as monsters.

Mancea states that, while he doesn't agree with violence, it isn't his role to question God's will. He deduces that Gabriel doesn't hear God anymore, and asks him to listen. As a show of peace, Mancea sheaths his weapon and invites Gabriel to renew his fate, and join him in his effort to create peace among their respective groups. Gabriel briefly considers this, but ultimately decides to stab Mancea in the stomach when the priest asserted no one is above saving, as Gabriel doesn't believe that anymore.

Death

Killed By

After discussing their different viewpoint on religion and being offered a chance to reconcile the events that have occurred, Gabriel refuses to agree with Mancea and stabs him to death with his machete.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Mancea has killed:

Appearances

TV Series

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Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Season 7
Season 8
Season 9
Season 10
Season 11 👁
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

Trivia

  • In the Memoriam on Talking Dead for "No Other Way", he is credited as Reaper Preacher.

International Dubbers

Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech N/A N/A
French Bernard Bollet Tom
Thomas Abigail
German N/A N/A
Hungarian N/A N/A
Italian N/A N/A
Japanese N/A N/A
Portuguese N/A N/A
Spanish (Latin America) N/A N/A
Spanish (Spain) N/A N/A
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