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Nothing is known about Rodney's life prior to or as the outbreak began.
At night, Henry drinks with his new friends in a shed outside of Hilltop. Gage suggests they have some more fun and takes them to a covered hole in the ground with a walker inside. Addy leaves as they throw rope rings at it and Rodney pees on it. Henry jumps in and mercy kills the walker. Gage is pissed at Henry for being a buzzkill and leaves him there.
On the road, Rodney and Tara's group clear a tree from their path to the Kingdom to ensure the roads are cleared for Alden's convoy carrying the food and trade goods for the fair. Upon finding a downed tree, Rodney remains alert and checks the surrounding area. He keeps on watch as the others help chop the tree into pieces to clear the road.
Later, a small herd of walkers approaches the group. They get in position and remind themselves to watch for the Whisperers. Suddenly, the Highwaymen ride up on horses and introduce themselves to Tara after helping to take down the herd. They then escort them to the Kingdom, having accepted Carol's deal.
In the Kingdom, Rodney excitedly looks around the Kingdom with Gage and Addy.
In the Kingdom, Rodney watches from the crowd as Ezekiel declares they’ve finally accomplished Rick, Carl, and Jesus' dreams of reuniting the communities. “Let the fair of a new beginning begin!” Ezekiel says as everyone celebrates and applauds.
In the fair, Rodney and Gage introduce themselves to Lydia and tell her that Addy has a thing for Henry, making her uncomfortable. However, she proceeds to throw goat feeces at them as payback. Somehow, Rodney is among the residents kidnapped by Alpha and taken away to a stable in the woods.
In the stable, Rodney alongside the other tied up residents are about to be attacked by the Whisperers but are found by Ozzy, Alek, and D.J, giving the group a chance to fight back. In the middle of the chaos, Alpha arrives and the group is subdued and then killed, only leaving Siddiq alive as a witness. Later, Alpha puts Rodney's decapitated head on one of the several pikes used for the Whisperers' border.
The next day, Daryl, Michonne, Carol, Siddiq, and Yumiko find the border and watch in horror at the victims, a reanimated Rodney being among them.
Later, in the Kingdom, Siddiq delivers the tragic news to the crowd, tells them how brave everyone was in their final moments and how they all fought back. He encourages everyone to remember the fallen as brave heroes and to honor them.
- Killed By
- Alpha (Alive, Off-Screen)
In order to mark a border between the land belonging to the Whisperers and the communities, Alpha disguises herself and infiltrates the fair to kidnap several residents. Afterward, she decapitates them and then places their heads on wooden pikes to mark the border, with Rodney being among them.
After finding the border, his zombified head is put down by either Daryl, Carol, Michonne, Siddiq, or Yumiko.
This list shows the victims Rodney has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies
- While Rodney was not introduced until Season 9, his character was present for all of All Out War. Furthermore, he has been at Hilltop from seemingly its inception as he states that he's lived there for almost half his life.
- Rodney is the only pike victim who did not kill a member of the Whisperers, whether that be direct, caused, or assumed.