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"Fifty-seven channels and nothing on..."
The Governor[src]

The Governor's "victims" are people who were killed by the Governor. Their heads were severed and placed into tanks so Brian could force himself to look at them until he becomes numb and they start to amuse him.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about all of the Governor's victim's lives before or as the outbreak began, although they are likely both people murdered by the Governor and turned, and zombies who were reanimated before encountering him.


Woodbury, Georgia

The victims were all various survivors of the outbreak, and presumably the occasional biter. All of them died at some point from different causes, a few of those being directly killed by the Governor himself. Philip would not add somebody he liked or respected to the tank.

Rise of the Governor

Brian stares at a single fishtank with a dead goldfish inside for almost two days after the death of Philip and Nick.

The Governor Special

The Governor and Scott Moon aquire the aquariums from the local Wal-Mart and set them up in Philip's apartment. The Governor explains how it's been difficult for him to force himself to be as brutal as he is, so he's going to fill the tanks with horrors along the lines of human heads and force himself to stare at them until he's numb and even finds them amusing. Starting with Scott's.

The Road to Woodbury

Megan Lafferty prostitutes herself to the Governor in exchange for weed. While painfully riding him in his La-Z-Boy recliner, her peripheral attention is drawn to the two-dozen rectangular objects lined up on the wall behind her which she almost mistakes for TV sets before she notices the bubbling sound. Annoyed, Philip turns on a battery-operated camp lantern and reveals the aquariums filled with severed heads. Megan slips off him in shock and lies in terror on the floor. Philip angrily tells her that he hasn't finished and forces himself onto her as she stares in horror at the zombified faces. As he finishes she realizes the face staring back at her in the last tank on the left is that of her old boyfriend, Scott Moon. After Megan leaves, Philip sits there for a while staring at the tanks and feeling empty. Then suddenly Brian Blake surfaces from within him and he starts to feel sick and terrified about what he's just done. He roars vomit up onto the floor and wants to run away from the twitching heads, but forces himself to stare at them and be strong.

The Fall of the Governor - Part One


The Best Defense

The helicopter seen by Rick Grimes, Glenn, and Michonne Hawthorne crashed. The pilot died on impact, but the other passenger survived. She was escorted back to Woodbury, along with the pilot's body, by a band of Woodbury survivors. There, they were fed to the Governor's zombified niece, Penny Blake. The passengers' heads were put into one of the tanks.

This Sorrowful Life


The Fall of the Governor - Part Two


Made To Suffer



Killed By

These people died through various means, some of them caused or killed directly by the Governor. Their heads are decapitated and their bodies fed to Penny Blake and the Arena biters. Their heads are then delivered to Philip's apartment and placed into a fish tank for amusement.

After returning from the assault on the prison, Lilly Caul goes to the Governor's apartment and shoots each of the heads in the fish tanks with a shotgun, purging the last of the Governor's madness from the earth.

List of known victims


Comic Series

Volume 5: The Best Defense

Volume 6: This Sorrowful Life

Volume 8: Made To Suffer

Novel Series

The Road to Woodbury

The Fall of the Governor - Part One

  • TBA

The Fall of the Governor - Part Two