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Michonne Hawthorne (née unknown) (pronounced MI-SHOWN)[1] is a comic-adapted character and an antagonist first encountered in The Fall of the Governor. She is a quiet and deadly survivor who eventually joined the prison group. She serves as the secondary antagonist of The Fall of the Governor.


Main article: Michonne Hawthorne (Comic Series)


Main article: Michonne Hawthorne (Comic Series)

The Fall of the Governor

It was implied that she took part in the scouting mission to the National Guard station along with several other prison survivors due to one of the killed Woodbury guards being described as having clean severed appendages of which only a fine sword or katana could create.

During the prison assault, when the Woodbury army retreated, she and Tyreese went on the offence, managing to kill James Steagal and Eric. However, this act proved too careless and dangerous resulting in Michonne barely escaping from Gabe and Tyreese being captured and used as a bargaining tool in order to get into the prison. When this failed, The Governor killed Tyreese, decapitating him with Michonne's katana.

For the rest of the events of the Novel Series, Michonne's whereabouts remain unknown, until her story picks back up in the Comic Series. For further details see:

Main article: Michonne Hawthorne (Comic Series)

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Michonne has killed:




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Brian Blake

"I'm--I'm not crying for me. I'm crying for you. I think about all the things I'm going to do to you and it makes me cry. It scares me."
—Michonne to Brian, after he raped her[src]

Michonne and Brian had a bad relationship. When Rick, Glenn, and Michonne encountered Woodbury, Brian came out to greet them in a pleasant manner. However, when he reveals his true self by cutting off Rick's right hand, Michonne lunged herself at him and tore his left ear off. Enraged, Brian had Michonne locked up in a garage. The Governor then proceeded to rape her and beat her twice. When finished Michonne tearfully states that she's afraid of what she's going to do in retaliation. This comes to fruition in Issue 33 when Michonne goes to Brian's apartment and mutilates him. When Tyreese died during the battle with Woodbury, Michonne became vengeful, but did not manage to kill Brian.




Novel Series


  • Robert Kirkman mentioned in the Letter Hacks of #49 that Michonne is the strongest character in the comic book.
    • Kirkman has also mentioned that Michonne did not know any martial arts before the apocalypse.
  • Although she has been seen as a fairly good shot with a gun, Michonne rarely uses one, preferring to almost exclusively use her sword.
  • Michonne is one of the seven characters from the Comic Series who made an appearance in the Video Game, the other six being Hershel Greene, Shawn Greene, Glenn, Pete, Siddiq, and Paul Monroe.


Novel Series Characters
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family April Tara David
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
Woodbury David Tiffany Mercy Jenny Tyler BarbaraGloriaSpeedMatthewBenRobbieAlyssaSaulNathanMatthewCalvinMarianneElizabethLydiaDavyHapCaesarAustinDeanJohnnyEarlJaredJamesonDennyLouHinesTravisHaynesMillerJohnnyRedSmittyGeorgeTomClint
Tent City Lilly Donna Ruthie Mary Lydia Harlan Dick BobScottMeganJoshuaChadSarah
Christina's Group ChristinaMike
Meriwether County Correctional Facility Rick Michonne Glenn Carl Maggie Andrea Dale HershelLoriJudithBillyPatriciaAxelAndrewTyreese
Dupree Family Lucas Bethany ThomasCalvinMeredith
Pentecostal People of God HaroldJeremiahReeseStephenMaryNoelleEmma
Calvary Baptist Church Norma
Most Holy Redeemer Parish James Melissa Rory Molly MilesLelandLouisThurstonEarlChesterPatrick
Haralson Ashley Jack Chelsea Bobby Trudy FrankJamieCaleb
Woodbury Newcomers JinxIanJackRudyLindaClintMay
Moreland CooperMike
Atlanta Medical Center Doe TheodoreLawrenceCallumGlennCamo PantsSonnySoamesRaymondDaniels
Sixteenth Street Sophie Connie Bradley Lyle EveMartinBurtFredJohnny
Ile de la Lumiére Rafael
Stack Family JenniferKourtneyKaylaJohn
Spencer-Lee's Camp Cindy Teddy Spencer-LeeDanielSallyBarretAntoineRonnieDinaFitzMr. WeimannMrs. WeimannMr. FordhamMrs. Fordham
Chen Family WenzhuAhui
Beacon of Light ElenaHengyenLinnangWangfaGuoFrançoisWhinyHaoboWeizhenHaihongLankui
Village MeiliXupinJiafengGuanFangShanshanShenyangHuangmangHuangyi Jincai
Animals GypsySheckyArrow
Zombies MaribelleBobby
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