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This article is about the Reaper. For other pages with the same name, see: Paul

"You kiddin'? I'm the belle of the ball out here. They love me. (...) Step it up, ugly. It's getting late, and I'm getting hungry."
—Paul to Leah while leading away a herd.[src]

Paul Wells is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a member of the Reapers.


Paul is a cocky and bellicose individual. Like the rest of the Reapers, he is a ruthless survivor who has no problems slaughtering innocent survivors. He takes part in torturing Daryl and later taunts him about his relationship with Leah. Due to his military training, he is a skilled fighter and seems to take joy out of killing walkers. He is shown to be brave, being willing to lead an entire horde of walkers by himself away from Meridian. While doing so he shows no fear and even jokes with Leah on his walkie-talkie. When he becomes surrounded by walkers, rather than flee, he chooses to fight the entire horde all by himself despite the odds being stacked against him. Leah has stated that Paul has killed entire hordes before with ease. However, unbeknownst to Paul, Negan and Maggie are walking amongst the walkers in Whisperer masks. The two stab Paul and he becomes disoriented which leads to him being brutally devoured by walkers.



Prior to the outbreak, Paul 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.


Season 11


Chaos breaks out in the woods as Paul and the Reapers hunt down members of Maggie's group, killing Cole injuring several others, including Duncan, Negan, Daryl, and Gabriel.


While Daryl is being taken in for interrogation by Carver and Powell, Paul can be seen amongst his comrades within Meridian.

Paul assists Brandon Carver and Leah Shaw with waterboarding Daryl after he is captured by the group, interrogating him for information regarding Maggie and her people. Daryl persists, and is dragged to a cell by Paul and Carver.

Later on, Paul is present with Brandon Carver and Bossie as they take Daryl to a small wooden shack in Meridian, where they claim Daryl is about to meet Pope. Leah enters, and the three leave, only for Leah and Daryl to both be locked inside as fire is set to the structure, which they both manage to escape from.

Paul is seen waiting outside with all the other Reapers for the inductee to pass the test. As Pope declares Daryl "forged by fire", Paul and the rest of the Reapers welcome Daryl with a latin mantra. He is later seen at a bonfire where the Reapers are eating dinner. He later watches in silence as Pope burns Bossie alive for presumed betrayal, claiming he allowed Michael to be killed in order to save himself.

"For Blood"

Paul is present when Pope and the rest of the reapers are observing the herd. After a suggestion by Daryl, Pope assigns Paul to lure the herd away from the Meridian. Paul does so, joking with Leah via radio as he lures the herd into the woods. Soon, Paul discovers another herd approaching him from behind and radios in to Pope, telling him that they have a situation. Paul starts to kill the walkers but is stabbed by both Negan and Maggie while they are dressed as the dead. After this, he is overwhelmed and devoured by the undead as Leah tries to contact him.


Killed By

After seeing the incoming horde of walkers coming to Meridian, Pope sent Paul to lure them away into the forest. While fighting off walkers, Wells is stabbed by both Negan and Maggie while they are dressed as the dead. After this, he is overwhelmed and devoured.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Paul has killed:


TV Series

Season 11


  • Paul is killed very similarly to Jesus, having attempted to kill someone they thought was a walker only for it to be a disguise and be stabbed themselves.
    • They both share the same first name, Paul.
  • Paul is the only Reaper to be killed by walkers on-screen.