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"Thank you."
—Nicholas' last words to Glenn Rhee, before committing suicide.[src]

Nicholas is a former antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a resident and a supply runner of the Alexandria Safe-Zone. After failing to kill Glenn Rhee and remove the Survivors from the community, Glenn spares his life, convincing him that he could be saved and become a better person. He served as the secondary antagonist for the second half of Season 5.


Nicholas is initially a cowardly, selfish, and cunning survivor. Bad blood between him and the Survivors is immediately formed when he fights with Glenn, alongside Aiden. On a supply run, after getting trapped in a revolving door Nicholas saves himself, but ends up getting Noah killed in the process. When being interviewed about Aiden and Noah's deaths, he lies saying it's Glenn's fault, and that Rick's group should be exiled. Nicholas is shown to not be above murder, and attempts to lure Glenn away from Alexandria to kill him. Glenn bests him and Nicholas begs for mercy despite him about to kill Glenn right before.

After Glenn spares his life, Nicholas attempts to redeem himself. He volunteers to help lure away a mega herd along with some others. Nicholas's relationship with Glenn improves, as he admits that he is more experienced than he is. He is shown to feel guilt and remorse for his cowardly behavior that got many people killed. However, he begins to suffer from PTSD which causes him to become paralyzed with fear on multiple occasions. Eventually Nicholas and Glenn get cornered and he loses all hope of survival. In his final moments, Nicholas thanks Glenn for sparing his life, before shooting himself in the head. Glenn then manages to use Nicholas' corpse as protection against the walkers.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Nicholas' life prior to or as the outbreak began.



At some point in the apocalypse, Nicholas joined a community called the Alexandria Safe-Zone where, upon being interviewed by Deanna, he was appointed as a supply runner in a team alongside Aiden, Will, and three other residents where they searched for supplies around the town.

During a supply run in an abandoned town, the scouting party was attacked by walkers and killed while Nicholas and Aiden abandoned their companions out of cowardice. In retaliation and to get over their fear, the pair captured one of the walkers and tied it to a tree to remind themselves of the dangers that awaited them during their supply runs.

Season 5


When Aaron arrives at the community with new recruits, Nicholas opens the town gates for them and announces that everyone must hand over their weapons if they are staying in Alexandria. The following day after all of the interviews, he and Aiden take Glenn, Tara, and Noah out to train them as supply runners for future missions.

Upon discovering that the walker that had killed their friends had managed to free itself, Nicholas begins to whistle extremely loud which eventually causes a confrontation with the newcomers. After Glenn kills the walker and the group returns to the town, he tries to help Aiden while he fights with Glenn but is thrown to the ground by Daryl. Once Deanna intervenes, Nicholas and Aiden are reprimanded and ordered to be more open to the ideas of Rick's group.


Nicholas accompanies Aiden, Glenn, Tara, Noah, and Eugene on a supply run to a nearby warehouse in search of supplies needed to fix the solar panels. Upon arriving at the site, Nicholas mocks Glenn's idea of scouting all the perimeter to find all their exits if things were to go awry but is forced to follow the idea when Aiden agrees with Glenn. Once inside the warehouse, Nicholas watches as Aiden ignores Glenn's warnings and shoots at an armored walker which has a grenade on its vest, causing an explosion that knocks Tara unconscious.

After the explosion, Nicholas finds Aiden impaled on a shelf and pronounces him dead before the group hides in a nearby office where they discuss how to escape from the oncoming walkers and save Tara's life. When Aiden wakes up and starts screaming, Noah helps to distract the walkers with flares while Nicholas and Glenn try to release him unsuccessfully. Feeling scared of the walkers approaching, Nicholas whispers to Aiden that they were always cowards and flees to save himself as Aiden is eventually devoured.

As Nicholas tries to escape from the warehouse, he becomes trapped in a four-compartment glass revolving door, with Glenn and Noah on the opposite compartment of the revolving door, and walkers on one of the other sides. Rather than helping to smash open the glass door so all three can escape safely, Nicholas deliberately pushes Glenn and Noah toward the walkers, thus allowing them to murder Noah. He runs to the van and tries to convince Eugene to leave without the others, offering to run away or stay to die, but Eugene pulls out his gun. Although Nicholas manages to pull Eugene out and get in the driver's seat, Glenn shows up and pulls Nicholas out and beats him furiously until he is knocked out.


After returning to Alexandria, Nicholas is interviewed by Deanna about what happened in the warehouse, where he blatantly lies about the events and blames Glenn for the deaths of Noah and Aiden, suggesting that the newcomers need to be exiled because they are a threat. The next day, he is cleaning blood from the back of the van when Glenn visits him and threatens that he is no longer allowed to go out on supply runs or leave with anyone else for their own protection.

Refusing to listen to Glenn's warnings, Nicholas heads out into the woods, where he unearths a canister containing the pistol he had secretly stolen from Rick previously.[1] Later that day, he watches in horror as Rick and Pete are engaged in a bloody brawl and tries to intervein until Rick pulls out a gun. When the fight is over, Nicholas listens on as Rick gives his speech to Deanna and the rest of the townspeople before he is knocked out by Michonne.


The next day, Nicholas stalks Glenn around while waiting for the right time to attack him. Having been forbidden from leaving Alexandria, he intentionally makes a noise to let Glenn spot him climbing over the wall. When Glenn is alone in the woods, Nicholas shoots him in the shoulder, which makes him roll down a hill and be able to escape.

Later that day, Nicholas follows the trail of blood when he is confronted by a lone walker. After killing it, Glenn attacks him from behind and they engage in a brutal fight in which Glenn severely injures Nicholas' ankle while Nicholas sticks his thumb into Glenn's bullet wound. As walkers mount over Glenn, Nicholas takes his gun and runs, leaving him to die.

That night, the injured Nicholas makes his way limping towards Alexandria when he is taken by surprise by Glenn, who fully break Nicholas' ankle and takes his gun. He then starts to beat Nicholas down, to the point of almost breaking his jaw, before grabbing his gun and pointing it against Nicholas' forehead, blaming him for Noah's death. Nicholas pleads for his life and eventually convinces Glenn to let him live. They then proceed to walk towards Alexandria.

Season 6

"First Time Again"

Having been forgiven for his actions, Nicholas is taken by Glenn to the infirmary to be treated by Rosita when he sees Tara awake from her head injury. When Tara asks if someone could bring Noah to the infirmary, he looks down in sadness and remorse. The next day, Nicholas attends the meeting at Deanna's house regarding how to handle the mega herd at the quarry where he volunteers to be part of the plan even though Glenn disapproves of this.

In the following days, Nicholas is among the volunteers to help build the wall on one of the roads to deter the mega herd in the operation to lure it away from Alexandria. He works under Glenn's supervision until he fully proves he has changed. When the walkers break free from the quarry and the plan is set into motion, Nicholas goes along with Glenn and Heath to clear a nearby hardware store to keep walkers from straggling off the road.

As Glenn and Heath discuss how to approach the plan, Nicholas defends Glenn's decision, stating that he knows what he's doing unlike him and Aiden, which resulted in his former companions' deaths. While Glenn and Heath take care of the walkers, Nicholas is told to stay on the sideline and to radio Rick in case of an emergency. However, he saves Heath from being bitten by a walker. Having cleared the store, the trio runs off into the woods to reunite with the others.

"Thank You"

When a part of the herd ventures away from the road into the woods due to a blaring horn coming from Alexandria, the group runs through the woods in an attempt to return to the community. As they are attacked by walkers, Nicholas becomes paralyzed with fear for a few seconds. He then helps the injured Annie get up and supports her and then Scott as they walk on until they arrive at an abandoned town. While checking any working cars to be used to drive home, Nicholas admits to Heath that he and Aiden didn't know what they were doing during their supply runs.

Nicholas then leads the group as they search a way to get through the town when they run into walkers feasting on Sturgess' body. He becomes paralyzed by fear again, but Glenn snaps him out of it. The group is confronted by more walkers and retreat into a pet store where Glenn plans to set fire to a nearby building to distract the herd. Nicholas suggests a feed store and offers to come with him, to which Glenn eventually accepts. On the way, they find a walker pinned underneath a car whom Nicholas recognizes as Will, one of his former supply runners companions. Feeling guilty and responsible for having left him to die, he stabs Will through the head before moving on.

Unfortunately, Nicholas and Glenn reach the feed store only to find that it's already been burned to the ground. Before they could come up with another plan, the herd corners them from several directions, which forces them to run down an alleyway with no way out where they climb up a dumpster as walkers surround them from below. Paralyzed with fear again and losing hope, Nicholas expresses his gratitude to Glenn for having spared his life before and then shoots himself in the head. His falling corpse knocks Glenn down into the herd and is devoured by walkers.

"Heads Up"

Surrounded by walkers, Nicholas' corpse served as protection for Glenn, who manages to crawl underneath the dumpster and avoid being attacked. After the night passes and the herd eventually disperses, Glenn emerges from underneath the dumpster and looks in sadness at Nicholas' rotten corpse.


Killed By

When Nicholas and Glenn get surrounded by a herd of walkers on top of a garbage container, Nicholas becomes distraught with the thought of being devoured by the herd, so he turns to Glenn and says "Thank you", before shooting himself in the head.

Nicholas' falling corpse knocks Glenn down into the herd and then Nicholas' body is devoured by walkers.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Nicholas has killed:

  • Will (Caused; Zombified)
  • Noah (Caused)
  • Himself (Suicide)
  • 3 unnamed Alexandria supply runners (Caused)
  • Numerous counts of zombies


Glenn Rhee

"Noah died because of you. And I tried to tell you how it is and how it has to be! And you try to kill me? (...) Shut up. (...) Shut up. (...) SHUT UP! (...) Shut up..."
—Glenn to Nicholas, trying to summon the will to kill him[src]

Glenn and Nicholas, upon meeting first, held a mutual respect for being capable survivors. They greeted each other graciously, and proceeded to follow Aiden on Glenn's first supply run with Alexandria. Before their supply run could begin, Nicholas and Aiden insisted on killing a walker that had devoured their friends, but found the walker out of sight. Glenn hastily ordered Nicholas to be quiet when he whistled to try and lure out the walker, but Nicholas did not stop. When Glenn killed the walker before it could be tied up, Aiden and Nicholas were outraged that the glory of killing the walker had been taken away. Later, when they returned to the community, Nicholas and Aiden were adamant that Glenn and his friends be removed from their positions and find new jobs. A scuffle between the runners (and Daryl) broke out, but was ended due to the intervention of Deanna. Deanna reprimanded Aiden and Nicholas and ordered them to be more open to Glenn's ideas since he had been gathering supplies longer than them.

After Deanna's forced integration of the Survivors, Nicholas and Aiden grudgingly accepted Deanna's order to listen to Glenn.

On their next excursion, Nicholas and Glenn were charged with escorting Eugene into a storage warehouse to find a power converter. Nicholas firmly established that they needed to be quick, so the runners should run in and exit through the front doors, but Glenn disagreed in favor of scouting the building first. After finding walkers surrounding the front doors, they returned to the back and went inside with Eugene and the other runners. After walkers inside the warehouse tried to get at them from behind a fence, Nicholas told everyone to just move on, to which Glenn agreed. After the explosion accidentally set off by Aiden, Nicholas pronounced Aiden dead without checking him. After Aiden cried out, Nicholas was hesitant to go back and save his "friend" from the walkers. When he, Glenn and Noah reached Aiden, they tried to remove him from a pair of metal bars that impaled him. Nicholas, in favor of saving himself, marooned the runners and tried to escape without them out the front door, which made Glenn upset. When Glenn and Noah caught up with Nicholas, they all became trapped inside of a revolving door. In spite of Glenn's plan to get everyone out, Nicholas panicked and opened his door first, causing the walkers to reach Noah and devour him. Glenn was distraught at Noah's death, and wholeheartedly blamed Nicholas. When Nicholas tried to escape without him and Eugene, Glenn beat him down, but brought him back to Alexandria regardless to face Deanna.

Nicholas blatantly lied to Deanna about what had happened to Aiden, whence Glenn and he were both remanded to stay until she sorted out who was responsible, as they both told different stories where they blamed each other. Once Glenn discovered Nicholas' lie, he confronted him on each of the people he had gotten killed, calling him a coward that should not have lived. He warned him to stay behind the walls for the rest of his life, but Nicholas did not heed his warning and snuck out of the community to retrieve a weapon he had stashed. He later stalked Glenn while he talked to his wife, waiting for an opportunity to lure him out of the community. He picked his moment and allowed Glenn to see him climb over the walls. He lured him far enough away from the community to kill him, and he shot Glenn in the shoulder. Glenn survived, however, and assaulted Nicholas while he was tracking Glenn. When walkers got involved in the violence, however, Nicholas ran, leaving Glenn for dead. While walking back to the community, Nicholas was attacked again by a still alive Glenn, where Glenn broke Nicholas' ankle. Blaming Nicholas for Noah's death, Glenn prepared to kill Nicholas for his cowardly actions, but Nicholas pleaded for his life. Not having the heart to kill a man just yet, Glenn stopped himself from killing Nicholas and instead picked him up. The two wounded men went back into Alexandria together. Nicholas offered to help Glenn and Heath in First Time Again. In Thank You, Glenn snaps Nicholas out of his PTSD moments constantly. Glenn trusted him when he and Nicholas went to burn down the building. They were trapped on a dumpster. Glenn was screaming, "No," repeatedly before Nicholas shot himself in the head. Glenn was saddened by his death as he screamed in horror and sadness when Nicholas was devoured.

Aiden Monroe

"You left them. We both did. That's who we are. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry..."
—Nicholas to Aiden and Glenn as he leaves them behind[src]

Nicholas and Aiden were the official supply runners for Alexandria since it opened its gates to survivors, thus making them an effective team and close friends. When they had lost four of their other supply runners, the two vowed to keep the cause of their deaths a secret to protect themselves, strengthening their bond with communalistic type behavior. It is implied that the two might have known each other before the outbreak, though nothing is confirmed.

In "Remember", the two decide to train the volunteers from the Survivors as supply runners. Before they officially begin their first run, Aiden insists on tying up a walker that had killed his friends. Nicholas shares the same idea, and the two work together to try and tie it up. After Glenn killed it, the two were outraged to the point where they believed that Glenn, Noah and Tara were insubordinate. After Aiden started a scuffle between himself and Glenn, Nicholas attacked Noah before being thrown off by Daryl. After Deanna intervened, she reprimanded Nicholas and Aiden together and ordered them to be more open to Glenn's ideas.

When Aiden and Nicholas were charged with escorting Eugene into a warehouse to find a power converter, the two brought along the volunteers. Both Aiden and Nicholas asserted that they needed to be quick, so they should run in and get out through the front door. Glenn decided they should scout the building first, so Aiden and Nicholas broke off to scout. After discover the mass horde of walkers out the front, the two returned to the others and entered the building. They all splintered into groups of two, Aiden and Nicholas together. After the explosion accidentally set off by Aiden, Nicholas pronounced Aiden dead without checking on him. Later, when Aiden cried out, Nicholas was reluctant to go back for him because he didn't believe he could be saved. Glenn convinced him to help, so they and Noah tried to remove Aiden from a pair of metal spikes impaling him. Nicholas, however, panicked, and elected to leave Aiden behind because it was easy. As such, Nicholas abandoned the effort to save him, ultimately letting him die. After returning to Alexandria, instead of telling the truth, Nicholas tried using Aiden's death as a weapon against Glenn while trying to convince Deanna to kick the Survivors out.

Overall, the two might have been an efficient pair in supply runs and of similar mindsets, Nicholas cared more about himself than Aiden.


"No, don't!"
—Noah yelling for Nicholas to stop pushing the door[src]

Nicholas and Noah did not interact much, but in the few times that they were seen together, their relationship is seen as tenuous and negative. When the two first met, the two seemed to have a respect for each other for surviving as long as they had, with Noah respecting Nicholas' position as one of the two official supply runners of Alexandria. Very soon, however, their relationship turned for worse after Nicholas and Aiden tried to tie up a walker to be killed for sport. Noah had initially wanted to kill it to protect Tara, but refrained at a command from Aiden. Once the walker was killed by Glenn, Noah and his friends demanded why Nicholas and Aiden would participate in something so barbaric and stupid. Later, back behind the walls of Alexandria, Nicholas attacked Noah in tandem with Aiden and Glenn's fight, but was soon after tackled by Daryl.

After Deanna's forced integration of the Survivors, Nicholas was ordered to be more open to Noah's ideas. Nicholas and Noah were charged with escorting Eugene into a warehouse to find a power converter. Nicholas believed that they should go in quickly and leave out the front doors, but Noah disagreed and supported Glenn's idea of scouting first. They entered warehouse in coordination and worked together to locate what Eugene needed. The two worked together in their attempt to rescue Aiden, with Noah keeping the walkers at bay while Nicholas and Noah removed him from the metal bars impaling him. Nicholas, however, abandoned the effort for fear of being overrun, obviously not placing enough trust in Noah to keep him safe. Noah was disgusted by Nicholas' actions and perturbed that he was forced to leave Aiden to die because of it. After he and Glenn became trapped in a revolving door with Nicholas, they formulated plan to allow them all to escape, but Nicholas panicked and instead pushed against his own door to escape, which allowed the walkers to reach Noah and eat him alive. Nicholas never showed any remorse at what he'd done, and later even tried using Noah's death as a weapon against Glenn when trying to convince Deanna to remove the Survivors from the community. After being brought to the infirmary with Glenn, when Tara and Eugene embrace each other, she asks if someone could bring Noah to the infirmary, Nicholas looks on in sadness which shows Nicholas may feel remorse for him causing Noah's death.

Tara Chambler

Nicholas and Tara did not interact much, but in the few times that they were seen together, their relationship is seen as tenuous and negative. When the two first met, the two seemed to have a respect for each other for surviving as long as they had, with Tara respecting Nicholas' position as one of the two official supply runners of Alexandria. Very soon, however, their relationship turned for worse after Nicholas and Aiden tried to tie up a walker to be killed for sport. When trying to contain the walker, Tara was nearly bitten, which angered her. Tara and her friends demanded why Nicholas and Aiden would participate in something so barbaric and stupid. Later, behind the walls of Alexandria, after the fight between the runners began, Tara tried prying Nicholas off of Noah, and (with the help of Daryl) succeeded in throwing him to the ground.

After Deanna's forced integration of the Survivors, Nicholas was ordered to be more open to Tara's ideas. Nicholas and Tara were charged with escorting Eugene into a warehouse to find a power converter. Nicholas believed that they should go in quickly and leave out the front doors, but Tara disagreed and supported Glenn's idea of scouting first. They entered warehouse in coordination and worked together to locate what Eugene needed.

After the explosion accidentally triggered by Aiden, Nicholas showed little concern for Tara's safety as she was unconscious from the major head trauma she had suffered from the explosion. He failed to come to her rescue when Eugene struggled with two walkers, and even asked whether or not it would be a good idea to try and save her. Once Eugene had gotten her out into their van and Noah had been killed, Nicholas tried to leave Eugene and Glenn behind and return with the only person who couldn't account for what he'd done if she survived. It is likely that he might have tried to ditch Tara had he escaped while returning to the community.

It is unknown how Tara responds to Nicholas' death.

Eugene Porter

Nicholas and Eugene did not respect each other very much, where Nicholas viewed Eugene as dead weight and Eugene viewed Nicholas as arrogant. When Nicholas was charged with escorting Eugene to a warehouse to find a power converter, he and the other community supply runners brought him to it. Nicholas believed that they should go in quickly and leave out the front doors, but Eugene disagreed and supported Glenn's idea of scouting first. They entered warehouse in coordination and worked together to locate what Eugene needed.

After the explosion accidentally triggered by Aiden, Nicholas showed little concern for Eugene and Tara, failing to come to their aid when attacked by walkers. Later, outside of the warehouse, Eugene was immediately suspicious when Nicholas appeared at the van alone. In an attempt to be the only one to convey a story upon the incident at the warehouse, Nicholas forced Eugene away from the van and attempted to flee in it, but was stopped by Glenn. On the entire trip back to Alexandria, Eugene held an unconscious Nicholas at gunpoint.

It is unknown how Eugene responds to Nicholas' death.

Deanna Monroe

Nicholas and Deanna had a stable relationship before the Survivors arrived at the community, and it is hinted that he and the Monroe family may have known each other prior to the outbreak. Deanna respected him for being one of the few people in the community brave and able enough to go on supply runs, and he respected her leadership when it came to making decisions for the good of Alexandria. Most likely, he felt indebted to her for providing a safe haven for him, but he is never seen expressing any real gratitude to her.

After the Survivors arrived, however, the two's relationship became strained. With the scuffle in the streets between the community's runners, Deanna reprimanded both Nicholas and Aiden, and ordered them both to be more open to the ideas of Glenn and his party. He listened to her, but did not learn from his experience and mistook her prompting as leave to continue in his old ways of abandonment of those who needed help, which caused him to leave Aiden behind to die. Nicholas blatantly lied to Deanna about what had happened to her son, even trying to use him as a weapon to remove the Survivors from the community.

Deanna was grateful for Nicholas and other residents of her community volunteering to join Rick in his mission to divert a large horde of walkers in a nearby valley.

Rick Grimes

Nicholas and Rick never interacted, but it is known that the two do not hold much respect for each other. During the scuffle between Nicholas and Daryl, Rick came to the aid of Nicholas and pulled Daryl off of him, but only out of fear of being seen as the villains or as invaders of the community. After Aiden's death, Nicholas used Aiden as a weapon against Glenn in an attempt to get Deanna to kick Rick's entire group out of Alexandria. When Rick learned of the true cause of Aiden's and Noah's deaths, Rick was angered and immediately suggested to Glenn that he put Nicholas in his place. Like his prejudice against other survivors of the community, Rick did not believe Nicholas had the requisite skills to be able to survive in the post-apocalyptic world, but did not share Glenn's inclination to train the residents to survive like they had. Rather, he would have preferred to just kill Nicholas.

Eventually, they start to respect each other, since he accepts Nicholas' help in removing the zombies in the quarry. It is unknown how Rick responds to his death.


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  • Nicholas was credited in "Forget" but did not appear in the episode.
  • Nicholas begins to suffer from PTSD in "Thank You".

International Dubbers

Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech Martin Písařík (5)
Petr Burian (6)
Petr Burian:
Pete Dolgen
Eugene Porter (10B-Present)
Aiden Monroe
Melvin Allen
Jason Riley
French Glen Hervé N/A
German Kim Hasper N/A
Hungarian N/A N/A
Italian Stefano Brusa N/A
Japanese N/A N/A
Portuguese Guilherme Marques Alex
Spanish (Latin America) Carlos Romero Franco N/A
Spanish (Spain) Cholo Moratalla Pete Dolgen


  1. Rick hides it inside a blender before entering Alexandria in "Remember".