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"You like to watch? That's a shame, because I'm gonna give one hell of a show."
Philip to a tied up Sonny.[src]

"Sonny" (real name unknown) is a character featured in The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. He's a member of Tommy's group of home invaders who attempted to take the peach orchard home from the Blake Family and Nick Parsons. He is described as having sunken eyes, as well as being clad in army-surplus rags. He was possibly dating "Cher".


Sonny is described having sunken eyes, and clad in army-surplus rags. It is likely that he is a drug addict of some sort.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Sonny's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He may have been dating "Cher" and was likely a drug addict of some sort.


At some point after the outbreak, Sonny joined Tommy's group.

Rise of the Governor

Having followed Philip Blake's group from fifty miles outside of Atlanta, Sonny along with Cher, under orders from their leader Tommy, attempted to take The peach orchard home from Philip's group after doing a few days of scouting and recon on the house. Sonny and Cher are then ordered to find Brian and Penny Blake and hold them hostage with a large a revolver while a deal is struck between Tommy and Philip. After the deal was made that would allow Philip and his group to leave unharmed, Tommy orders his men in a double cross to hunt Philip's group down and kill them. During the hunting both Sonny and Cher are captured by Philip Blake and Nick Parsons. Near the end of the hunt, Penny Blake is killed by one of Sonny and Cher's allies who is covered in tattoos. Her death leads Philip to slowly torture Sonny and Cher for days in a barn until Nick Parsons finds out what is going on. Unrecognisable Cher requests that Nick put both herself and Sonny out of their misery to which Nick complies.


Killed By

After days of being tortured by Philip, "Sonny" and "Cher" beg Nick to shoot them in order to end their suffering. Nick complies and shoots them both.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims "Sonny" has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people






Philip Blake


Nick Parsons

Even though the two raiders were indirectly responsible for Penny's death, Nick kept his humanity and ended the prisoner's suffering. He did this not because he felt sorry for them, but simply because he felt like it was the morally correct, Christian thing to do.


Novel Series

Rise of the Governor


  • Sonny's real name is never revealed, but Philip starts to call him Sonny.
    • The names Philip chose for the two home invaders are from the american rock duo 'Sonny & Cher'.
Novel Series Characters
Timothy's Group TimothyAlicia
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family April Tara David
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
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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 Chelsea Bobby Trudy Jack FrankJamieCaleb
Woodbury Newcomers JinxIanJackRudyLindaClintMay
Moreland CooperMike
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Ile de la Lumiére Rafael
Stack Family JenniferKourtneyKaylaJohn
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Chen Family AhuiWenzhu
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The Grove MeiliXupinGuanShanshanShenyangHuangmangHongLoLiBiyingHuangyiJincaiChima
The Smokers Jiafeng
Heaven Monks LǎopóPing
Animals GypsySheckyArrow
Jiāngshī MaribelleBobby
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