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This article is about Novel Series character. You may be looking for his appearance in the Comic Series. For other pages with the same name, see: Rick

Richie Grimes, better known as Rick, is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in Thomas Dunne Books' The Walking Dead. He is the husband of Lori, father of Carl and adopted father of Judith. He is the leader of the prison group. He served as the primary antagonist of The Fall of the Governor.


Main article: Rick Grimes (Comic Series)


The Fall of the Governor[]

When Rick, Michonne, and Glenn arrived in Woodbury, the Governor shows them around Woodbury before revealing they've been feeding strangers to zombies and cutting off Rick's right hand.

Rick is held in the infirmary and is taken care of by Alice Warren and Dr. Stevens. Later, the defecting Caesar Martinez helps him by take down the two stationed guards, Denny and Lou outside and escaped with him, Glenn, Michonne, Alice, and Stevens (the latter dying from unknown circumstances swiftly after leaving Woodbury).

Rick isn't seen again after this until the prison assault, however the prison survivors land two assaults on Woodbury, first on the National Guard Station and then on the Walmart, both of which Rick may have been apart of.

During the Governor's first attack on the prison, Rick is seen among the chaos behind the fence trying to get everyone down and safe. He tackles a girl and is almost shot by Lilly Caul however she hesitates and he survives the assault; however with a gunshot wound to his stomach which Lilly doesn't believe he'll survive.

During the Governor's final attack on the prison, Rick is alive and among the few remaining survivors fleeing the prison, along with his son, wife and infant daughter. The latter two are killed in front of him by Lilly and he narrowly escapes the prison with his son to live another day.

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

Main article: Rick Grimes (Comic Series)

Killed Victims[]

This list shows the victims Rick has killed:


Novel Series

The Fall of the Governor - Part One

  • "The Gathering"
    • "Chapter Seven"
    • "Chapter Eight"
    • "Chapter Nine"
    • "Chapter Eleven"
    • "Chapter Twelve"
  • "Showtime"
    • "Chapter Thirteen"
    • "Chapter Fourteen"
    • "Chapter Fifteen"
    • "Chapter Sixteen"

The Fall of the Governor - Part Two

  • "Doomsday Clock"
    • "Chapter Ten"
    • "Chapter Eleven"
    • "Chapter Fourteen"
    • "Chapter Fifteen"
    • "Chapter Sixteen"

Novels 1 2 3 4 5
Rise of the Governor
The Road to Woodbury
The Fall of the Governor
Search and Destroy
Return to Woodbury
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