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"So... what do we do now?"
—Raymond to the Governor.[src]

Raymond Hilliard, also known as Ray, is a character and an antagonist first encountered in Issue 31 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. He is a resident of Woodbury and a member of the Woodbury Army.


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Main Article: Raymond Hilliard (Novel Series)


Woodbury, Georgia

Main Article: Raymond Hilliard (Novel Series)

This Sorrowful Life

Raymond is first seen in the Woodbury Arena watching Michonne fight Eugene. When she decapitates Eugene and starts killing the chained up biters, Ray and the other residents looks on in horror.

Made To Suffer

Raymond participated in the prison assault, however after losing several soldiers as the Woodburians were unprepared for the fight. The Governor ordered the remaining Woodbury soldiers (including Raymond) to regroup in the forest. Raymond leads a scouting party consisting of himself, Gabe, Jim, Daniel, Eric and Gloria. After Jim is killed by Michonne, Raymond finds her and Tyreese in the bushes, he swears loudly and aims his AK-47 at Michonne. However, Tyreese knocks him out. While unconscious, Michonne and Tyreese kill Eric. After waking up, Raymond and Daniel capture Tyreese.

Raymond and the rest of the Woodbury Army stay in the forest while the Governor and Gabe return to the Prison. After failing to gain access Into the prison, the Governor, and Gabe return to the forest. Raymond asks them how it went, the Governor lies to him, saying that the prison group shot Tyreese in the head so that the Governor wouldn't use him against them. Just then, Michonne (who Gabe claimed to be dead) aims a gun at the Governor. After a quick standoff, Gabe shoots at Michonne which causes her to miss her shot at the Governor by centimetres. Michonne grabs her stolen katana and slices Raymond's Stomach open while making a swift getaway.


Killed By

After the Governor fails to gain access to the Prison, Michonne sneaks back to their camp, retrieves her stolen katana, and flees, slicing Raymond's stomach open in the process, making him bleed to death.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Raymond has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


Issues 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Book One
Book Two
Book Three 👁
Book Four
Book Five
Book Six
Book Seven
Book Eight
Book Nine
Book Ten
Book Eleven
Book Twelve
Book Thirteen
Book Fourteen
Book Fifteen
Book Sixteen
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream


  • Raymond's name was revealed in The Fall of the Governor.
  • Raymond's appearance changes several times throughout the comic:
    • In Issue 31, he is shown to have a full head of hair and a goatee.
    • In Issue 45, he appears to have shaved off his goatee. Later in the same issue, however, he has the goatee again but is bald this time around.
    • Finally, in Issue 46 and Issue 47, he retains his appearance from Issue 31.
  • When Volume 8 was originally released, Raymond was one of the eight Woodbury soldiers who survived the entire prison assault, as the plaid shirt character is still seen in the background after Michonne escapes the camp, as well as appearing in Issue 48 after the Governor's death. The novel series retconned this and he is canonically dead.