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This article is about the TV Series character. For other pages with the same name, see: Rufus

"She was with Negan. Did he...? You... You are the Alpha now."
—Rufus to Beta.[src]

Rufus is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a member of the Whisperers.


Location Unknown

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


At some point following the outbreak, Rufus joined a large group of survivors known as the Whisperers.

Season 10

"Look at the Flowers"

At the pike border, Rufus, Beta, and another Whisperer discover Alpha's reanimated head. One of the Whisperers, Rufus, deduces that Negan killed her, and notes that this makes Beta the "Alpha" now. Enraged by his remark, Beta claims that Alpha can still hear him, before commanding Rufus to take off his mask. When the latter does so, Beta asks if Rufus can hear Alpha and what she is saying to him. When the unfortunate Whisperer fails to answer, Beta shoves him closer to Alpha. He continues doing so until Alpha bites Rufus, as the other Whisperer flees in terror. After finally relenting, Beta takes Alpha's head off the pike and takes her with him.

Elsewhere, Rufus and Beta are walking to an undisclosed location. Reeling from his infection, Rufus coughs, which attracts a nearby walker. Beta stands between Rufus and the walker in an attempt to shield his companion, but when the walker shows no signs of turning away, Rufus gets nervous and prepares to kill the undead assailant. Before he can, however, he is stabbed in the back by Beta, who then lets Rufus be devoured.


Killed By
  • Himself (Caused, Accidental)

After seeing Alpha's head on a pike, Rufus claims that Beta is the new "Alpha" now, enraging him.

Beta forces Rufus' head closer to Alpha in order to "hear her", which leads to his ear being ripped off. Later, Rufus' infection causes him to cough, which attracts a nearby walker. As Rufus is about to kill the walker, Beta stabs him through the back with a knife and allows him to be devoured.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Rufus has killed:

  • Troy (Alive, alongside his fellow Whisperers)
  • Himself (Caused, Accidental)
  • 4 unnamed campers (Possibly, Caused or Direct)
  • 2 horses (Possibly, Caused or Direct)
  • Possibly some unnamed members of the Coalition
  • Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people


TV Series

Season 10