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Stephanie Vega is a main character and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is a resident of a massive community known as the Commonwealth and has been in contact via radio with Eugene Porter.
Nothing is known about Stephanie's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that she was from Strasburg, Pennsylvania.
At some point during the outbreak, Stephanie joined a community in Charleston, West Virginia.
Stephanie uses a radio from her community to look for other survivors before eventually hearing Eugene's messages. She responds to him and claims to be happy at finding someone else after being unsuccessful after a long time. They then proceed to talk.
Eugene asks about her community and she says she's not comfortable sharing that information yet but agrees on talking about their pasts. Eugene says he grew up in Dallas, Texas while she grew up in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. He admits to having visited the town for a train fair and to have gone to an ice cream shop. She joyfully reveals to be a big fan of the shop too. They keep talking for the remainder of the day.
That night, Stephanie admits she doesn't know if they should keep talking because they could be a threat to each other. Eugene says he trusts her enough to share his full name and suggests they continue their conversations. She agrees but wants to keep them a secret between them and if she hears anyone else she will stop answering. Eugene accepts to her conditions and they sign off.
At the Hilltop, Eugene is searching for a music record while Stephanie discusses comets, noting that she spotted three last night. Eugene is frustrated that he cannot find the record, so Stephanie encourages him to sing the song himself. Eugene doesn't believe himself capable of the feat. Stephanie then asks how many comets Eugene spotted, to which he replies four. Stephanie is slightly peeved that Eugene is in the lead, and warns that he "better not be counting satellites", revealing that she saw one falling recently. Eugene realizes that the satellite she observed is the same one that crashed near Oceanside at roughly the same time, leading Stephanie conclude that their groups are located relatively close to each other. Excited to learn this fact, Eugene reveals that his group is located in Virginia and proposes a face-to-face meeting, allowing Stephanie to choose the time and location. Stephanie reluctantly agrees to talk to her people, but asks Eugene not to do the same. Eugene promises to keep quiet.
Searching for Eugene, Rosita climbs up to the attic, where she hears Stephanie on the radio attempting to contact Eugene. Puzzled by the mysterious voice, Rosita answers the call and asks for Stephanie's identity as Eugene scrambles to climb down from the upper floor and stop Rosita from replying. Furious that Rosita made him break his promise to Stephanie, Eugene tells her to leave.
Eugene tries to get Stephanie to respond by singing "When The Wild Wind Blows" by Iron Maiden over the radio. After a while, Stephanie joins in, much to Eugene's joy. Stephanie apologizes for disappearing, explaining that she got spooked when she heard someone else respond, although Eugene claims it was his fault. Stephanie asks who the girl who responded was, and concludes that Eugene must be fond of her when the latter explains. Eugene describes Rosita as his "BFF", and says that he hopes Stephanie gets to meet her some day. He goes on to say that the last few days of talking with Stephanie have been incredible. Stephanie abruptly blurts out the location of her group (Charleston, West Virginia), and sets up the location and time of their future meeting, which Eugene accepts. Right after this, Rosita comes to fetch him for the battle, and Eugene confidently follows her, stating that he has a "date".
Stephanie first appears whilst buying ice cream, and after she gets her order, she gets approached by Eugene and the fake Stephanie, and after Eugene asks her about her flavor, Stephanie simply looks at him before walking away without saying a word.
This list shows the victims Stephanie has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies
- "The Storm" (Voice Only)
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|👁||Appears with no lines||✔||Appears in a flashback|
|✔||Appears as a walker||🖼||Appears in a photograph/video|
|✔||Appears as a corpse||✔||Appears in a hallucination/dream|
- Shortly after the promo photos for "Out of the Ashes" were released, AMC re-credited this character as Max in an attempt to avoid giving away any plotline spoilers and hide her true identity.
- Stephanie is one of the eleven TV Series characters whose comic counterpart lacks a known last name. The others being Shane Walsh, Glenn Rhee, Dale Horvath, Carol Peletier, Sophia Peletier, Tyreese Williams, Eric Raleigh, Negan Smith, Lucille Smith, and Yumiko Okumura.
|Language||Dubber||Other Characters Voiced|
|Spanish (Latin America)||Luciana Mauri||Maggie Rhee ("Something They Need"-"The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"; 9-Present)|