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General Mercer (first name unknown) is a main character and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a resident of the Commonwealth who serves as the General of the Commonwealth Army.
- 1 Pre-Apocalypse
- 2 Post-Apocalypse
- 3 Killed Victims
- 4 Appearances
- 5 Trivia
- 6 References
West Point, New York
Nothing is known about Mercer's life prior to or as the outbreak began except that he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the Marines.
At some point during the outbreak, Mercer joined a community in Charleston, West Virginia.
Mercer is present at the detainment center and attends the interviews for Ezekiel, Yumiko, Eugene, and Juanita. Ezekiel lashes out at Mercer, but the Commonwealth military officer remains calm and informs Ezekiel he graduated from West Point.
Mercer remains at the detainment center and once all four survivors in Eugene's group passed the assessment, they were gathered in a train car and officially welcomed to the Commonwealth by Mercer. He then gave the survivors instructions on what to expect regarding orientation as the train eventually made its way to the capital city.
Mercer is seen suspiciously watching Eugene and Stephanie from afar. He approaches the train station and Princess flirts with him as a distraction. Mercer briefly engages with her, but turns stoic the more she talks. Mercer busts in on Eugene and Stephanie and arrests them for unauthorized use of government property.
Mercer is seen escorting Sebastian and Kayla through the area Eugene's group is clearing walkers. He comments on the 'putrid' smell of the area. Later, Mercer, Lance Hornsby and a group of Commonwealth soldiers quickly arrive at the scene where Sebastian and Kayla were under attack by walkers and Eugene's group saved them. Sebastian berates Mercer for being absent during the situation, and accuses Eugene of attacking him and Mercer questions if Eugene hit him. He does not deny it and Lance scolds him for this and they take Eugene away.
This list shows the victims Mercer has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people
- Showrunner Angela Kang said the following about Mercer: "Mercer is a really great character from the books who is the head of the Commonwealth army. I'll say that Michael James Shaw is an absolute pleasure to have as part of the cast. I love the work he's doing. There's a real sense of toughness, but also a tenderness there too. He can play so many different colors, and it's a lot of fun to watch him do his work."
- Michael James Shaw refers to Mercer's red armor as "Mr. Sherbet".
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