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"Merle? What kind of hick name is that? I wouldn't name my dog Merle!"
—Miguel to Daryl Dixon, insulting his brother's name.[src]

Miguel is a former antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is member of the Vatos gang and was briefly held captive by Rick Grimes before being released in exchange for Glenn Rhee. He served as the secondary antagonist of the episode "Vatos" (along with Felipe and Jorge).

Pre-Apocalypse

Atlanta Nursing Home

Almost nothing is known about Miguel's life prior to the outbreak; he may have been living in the city of Atlanta during his lifetime along with his cousin, Felipe. He has several tattoos on him, one on his neck of a plant/flower (most likely a marijuana leaf), the other side of his neck has a gang symbol as well as his left forearm which are most likely when he may have joined the Vatos gang at some point and has been with them since the outbreak. Due to his age, size, and agility, Miguel was most likely a scout for the gang.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 1

"Vatos"

As Daryl Dixon covers Glenn Rhee who is running after the bag of guns on the streets of Atlanta, Miguel creeps up towards the exit in the alley in which Daryl pops out and aims his crossbow at him. Miguel screams "AYÚDAME" (meaning "help me" in Spanish), prompting Jorge and Felipe to arrive and beat Daryl up, which is when Glenn arrives with the guns. They leave Daryl and abduct Glenn, but leave the guns behind due to Felipe being injured by Daryl's arrow. Miguel is then taken captive and briefly held in a foreman's office of a building. The men demand Miguel bring them to his stronghold, where they meet Guillermo. Guillermo demands for Miguel back and the guns, or Glenn would be killed. It is either that, or Rick and his men return "locked and loaded" in which Miguel becomes uneasy, asking for Guillermo to reconsider.

Later, Rick Grimes and his party return to the base armed and ready. The door opens for the men and they usher Miguel inside and confront Guillermo for the second time. Miguel is released unharmed as an act of goodwill.

At some point after encountering Rick's group, Miguel was killed along with the rest of the Vatos Gang and nursing home residents.

Death

Killed By
  • Unknown Cause

At some point, everyone at the nursing home was killed.[1]

Although it is not known how Miguel died, in a deleted scene for "What Lies Ahead", Rick's group returns to the nursing home to find all of the Vatos dead due to another unknown group of people having executed them and walkers invading the nursing home afterwards. It's possible that this event still happened (sans Rick's group returning after the CDC explosion).

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Miguel has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies

Appearances

TV Series

Season 1

Trivia

  • Anthony Guajardo, who portrayed Miguel, has expressed interest in returning to the TV Series.[2]

References

  1. During Talking Dead for "Evolution", Robert Kirkman answered a fan question regarding the status of all the Vatos gang members and elderly residents at the nursing home and confirmed that they are all dead.
  2. Interview: Actor Anthony Guajardo, Miguel On The Walking Dead Geektyrant (2011)
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