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This article is about the Survival Instinct character. For other pages with the same name, see: Shelly

"Please, take me with you. Please?"
—Shelley begging Daryl Dixon to take her with him[src]

Shelley Berger is an original character in The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.



Little is known about Shelley's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except she was born in 1991. She graduated high school last summer, taking a year to work before moving to Arizona to study biology.


Abandoned Neighborhood

She lost her boyfriend, Tom, and her parents in the outbreak. Originally pert and easy-going, Shelley is suffering from extreme anxiety trauma brought by the horrors of the outbreak.

Daryl Dixon finds Shelley trapped inside a house in an abandoned neighborhood. After Daryl rescues her from walkers Shelley thanks him and offers to join him.

Firesign Stadium

If Shelley reaches Firesign Stadium, she and another survivor will board the last evacuation helicopter. When Daryl's brother Merle informs Daryl that the helicopter pilot has been bitten, Daryl tries to tell Shelley but the helicopter takes off, leaving Shelley's fate unknown.


Killed By
  • Zombies (Determinant)
  • Helicopter crash (Assumed, Determinant)

Shelley along with any other survivor that may survive till the Evac in Georgia, most likely died in a helicopter crash. As Merle notices that the "Whirlybird Pilot" had been bitten, and said he was already looking like he was going to turn. The pilot might have turned mid-flight causing a crash, possibly killing Shelley and the other passengers.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Shelley has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


  • Prefers Blunt weapons
  • Weak
Survival Instinct Characters
Dixon Family DarylMerleWill
Cabot Ridge Survivors JessBuck
Sedalia Survivors KesslerWarrenJimmyLester
Pemberton Sheriff's Department JohnAlbert
Garwater Survivors Hartwell
Fontana Survivors AnnaMiaNoah
Oakview Survivors KennedyMike
Taggart Survivors CharleneSatchmo
Archer Creek Survivors ChrisSheila
Cleburne Hospital Survivors DowdleTodd
Sherwood Survivors AidenJaneTerryMrs. Harrison
Miscellaneous Survivors SarahAhmadHollyShelleyGloriaAsh
Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in grey and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive or are left with unknown status.