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"Tell you what...I'm a fair man...I'll give you one more chance. Hand over the goodies and I'll wipe the debt clean. We'll pretend this little tiff never happened. Life's too short. Know what I mean? Especially around here."
—Sam before killing Josh Lee Hamilton.[src]

Sam, also known by his epithet "the Butcher", is a character and an antagonist encountered in The Walking Dead: The Road to Woodbury. He was a man living in Woodbury, Georgia, described as a bigger man, who ran the barter system. He's the responsible for the death of Joshua Hamilton.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Sam's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He could have lived in or near Woodbury before the outbreak.


Woodbury, Georgia

Sam ran the barter system in Woodbury, trading supplies for work. He gave Joshua Lee Hamilton many things in trade for work. One day, when Joshua was coming back from a supply run, Sam tried forcing him to give up his supplies. After Joshua refused, they had a little confrontation before Sam shot Joshua in the back of the head, killing him. After this incident, Sam was beaten by Martínez and thrown into "prison" where he was the first person to battle in the Woodbury Arena.


Killed By

Brian Blake decided to punish Sam for killing Joshua Hamilton by forcing him to fight to the death against Stinson in the Arena. After almost killing Stinson, in a comeback attempt while Sam was looking away, Stinson managed to get up and bury a machete into his throat, killing him. It is unknown what happened to his body though it is likely it was chopped up and fed to Penny.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Sam has killed:


Novel Series

Novel Series Characters
Timothy's Group TimothyAlicia
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family April Tara David
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
Woodbury David Tiffany Mercy Jenny TylerBarbaraGloriaSpeedMatthewBenRobbieAlyssaSaulNathanMatthewCalvinMarianneElizabethLydiaDavyHapCaesarAustinDeanJohnnyEarlJaredJamesonDennyLouHinesTravisHaynesMillerJohnnyRedSmittyGeorgeTomClint
Tent City Lilly Donna Ruthie Mary Lydia Harlan Dick BobScottMeganJoshuaChadSarah
Christina's Group ChristinaMike
Meriwether County Correctional Facility Rick Michonne Glenn Carl Maggie Andrea Dale HershelLoriJudithBillyPatriciaAxelAndrewTyreese
Dupree Family Lucas Bethany ThomasCalvinMeredith
Pentecostal People of God HaroldJeremiahReeseStephenMaryNoelleEmma
Calvary Baptist Church Norma
Most Holy Redeemer Parish James Melissa Rory Molly MilesLelandLouisThurstonEarlChesterPatrick
Haralson Ashley Jack Chelsea Bobby Trudy FrankJamieCaleb
Woodbury Newcomers JinxIanJackRudyLindaClintMay
Moreland CooperMike
Atlanta Medical Center Doe TheodoreLawrenceCallumGlennCamo PantsSonnySoamesRaymondDaniels
Sixteenth Street Sophie Connie Bradley Lyle EveMartinBurtFredJohnny
Ile de la Lumiére Rafael
Stack Family JenniferKourtneyKaylaJohn
Spencer-Lee's Camp Cindy Teddy Spencer-LeeDanielSallyBarretAntoineRonnieDinaFitzMr. WeimannMrs. WeimannMr. FordhamMrs. Fordham
Chen Family AhuiWenzhu
Beacon of Light ElenaHengyenFangLinFrançoisDagangWangQingweiGuoWeizhenHaoboWangfaLankui LinnangHaihongTaijianChowLubinMing
The Grove MeiliXupinGuanShanshanShenyangHuangmangHongLoLiBiyingHuangyiJincaiChima
The Smokers Jiafeng
Heaven Monks LǎopóPing
Animals GypsySheckyArrow
Zombies MaribelleBobby
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.
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