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'''The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor''' is the third installment of the four-part novel series of the origins of the infamous antagonist [[Brian Blake (Comic Series)|The Governor]]. As with the previous two installments, it will be written by [[Robert Kirkman]] and [[Jay Bonansinga]]. Robert Kirkman has stated that we will be seeing characters from the comic series, such as [[Rick Grimes (Comic Series)|Rick]] and [[Michonne (Comic Series)|Michonne]]. The novel will end "pretty much the same place as in the comic" but from The Governor's perspective. Because this novel was so long, Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga made the decision to release it in two parts. The first part was released on October 8, 2013 and the second part was released on March 4, 2014.
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'''The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor''' is the third installment of the four-part novel series of the origins of the infamous antagonist [[Brian Blake (Novel Series)|The Governor]]. As with the previous two installments, it was written by [[Robert Kirkman]] and [[Jay Bonansinga]]. Robert Kirkman has stated that we will be seeing characters from the comic series, such as [[Rick Grimes (Novel Series)|Rick]] and [[Michonne Hawthorne (Novel Series)|Michonne]]. The novel will end "pretty much the same place as in the comic" but from The Governor's perspective. Because this novel was so long, Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga made the decision to release it in two parts. The first part was released on October 8, 2013 and the second part was released on March 4, 2014.
   
 
==Plot Synopsis==
 
==Plot Synopsis==
 
===Part One===
 
===Part One===
 
====The Gathering====
 
====The Gathering====
The story begins with Bruce and Gabe fighting in the arena. As the fight concludes, Lilly decides to leave the arena, when the Governor suddenly steps forward, and addresses the people of Woodbury. The Governor tells the people he is aware of their dwindling supplies, and that a group of citizens will be sent out on a supply run soon. Later that night, Lilly has difficulty falling asleep. She finishes off a bottle of cold pills, and falls asleep. While she is asleep, she has nightmares about her first days in Woodbury, and the death of her other friends. She is awakened in the early morning by Martinez, who has come to take her on the supply run. Her, along with Martinez, Austin Ballard, Wes, and David and Barbara Stern leave Woodbury to go on the supply run. As they ride around, Austin tries to flirt and make small talk with Lilly. She mainly keeps to herself and ignores him. They finally come to what they were looking for: a deserted and ransacked Piggly-Wiggly.
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The story begins with [[Bruce Cooper (Novel Series)|Bruce]] and [[Gabriel Harris (Novel Series)|Gabe]] fighting in the arena. As the fight concludes, [[Lilly Caul (Novel Series)|Lilly]] decides to leave the arena, when [[Brian Blake (Novel Series)|the Governor]] suddenly steps forward, and addresses the people of Woodbury. The Governor tells the people he is aware of their dwindling supplies, and that a group of citizens will be sent out on a supply run soon. Later that night, Lilly has difficulty falling asleep. She finishes off a bottle of cold medicine, and falls asleep. While she is asleep, she has nightmares about her first days in Woodbury, and the death of her other friends. She is awakened in the early morning by [[Caesar Martínez (Novel Series)|Martínez]], who has come to take her on the supply run. Along with Martinez, [[Austin Ballard (Novel Series)|Austin Ballard]], [[Gus Strunk (Novel Series)|Wes]], and [[David Stern (Novel Series)|David]] and [[Barbara Stern (Novel Series)|Barbara Stern]], they leave Woodbury to go on the supply run. As they ride around, Austin tries to flirt and make small talk with Lilly. She mainly keeps to herself and ignores him though she does find him attractive. They finally come to what they were looking for: a deserted and ransacked Piggly-Wiggly.
   
At first, the group thinks that the run was for nothing, until they see the warehouse behind the Piggly-Wiggly. The warehouse contains lots of food and other supplies. As they are leaving with all their supplies, Austin is attacked by a walker that was hiding in a freezer; however, Lilly manages to save his life. The group leaves the warehouse with their supplies as more walkers draw near it. On their way back to Woodbury, they witness a helicopter flying overhead. As they watch it, the helicopter crashes in the woods nearby. They rush to the crash site, with Austin almost getting bitten by a walker that was hiding in a swamp. When they get there, they discover the pilot dead and the passenger disoriented and severely injured. They grabbed the passenger, who has passed out, and the pilot, and they return to their truck.
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At first, the group thinks that the run was for nothing, until they see the warehouse behind the Piggly-Wiggly. Martinez thinks the warehouse may contain supplies. They prepare to enter and leave the truck ready to be loaded along with a lookout. There are several dead inside along with many supplies. They clean out the walkers and gather supplies onto pallets for transport. Austin is attacked by a walker that was hiding in a freezer; however, Lilly manages to save his life. The group leaves the warehouse with their supplies as more [[Andrew (Novel Series)|walkers]] draw near it. On their way back to Woodbury, they witness a helicopter flying overhead. As they watch it, the helicopter crashes in the woods nearby. They rush to the crash site, with Austin almost getting bitten by a walker that was hiding in a swamp. Everyone seems to drop their guns at the worst possible moments. When they get to the crash site, they discover the [[Mike (Novel Series)|pilot]] dead and the [[Christina Haben (Novel Series)|passenger]] disoriented and severely injured. They make a stretcher for the passenger, who has passed out, and at her insistence also haul out the pilot, and return to their truck.
   
On their way to Woodbury, the passenger regains consciousness and reveals her name to be Christina. She tells them about her past job, the pilot, and why she wants to give him a Christian funeral, and where they had been hiding at. After talking with the others, she passes out again. They eventually make it back to Woodbury, where Christina is taken to the infirmary. While she stays in the infirmary, she meets Doctor Stevens, and he warns her about the Governor, telling her not to trust him. A short period after this, the Governor comes into the infirmary with Bruce and Gabe right behind him. He asks to be alone with Christina. Stevens is very hesitant to do this; however, he listens to the Governor, and leaves with Bruce and Gabe. When they are alone, the Governor kindly asks Christina questions about herself, and where she was previously located. She at first dodges these questions, and gives little answers that are of no use to the Governor; however, the Governor grows impatient, and so he places his hand on Christina's leg and slowly moves it upward toward her thigh. As he is doing this, he continues to question her, and she finally reveals the truth.
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On their way to Woodbury, the passenger regains consciousness and reveals her name to be Christina. She tells them about her past job, the pilot, and why she wants to give him a Christian funeral, and where they had been hiding at. After talking with the others, she passes out again. They eventually make it back to Woodbury, where Christina is taken to the infirmary. While she stays in the infirmary, she meets [[Dr. Stevens (Novel Series)|Dr. Stevens]], and he warns her about the Governor, telling her not to trust him. A short period after this, the Governor comes into the infirmary with Bruce and Gabe right behind him. He asks to be alone with Christina. When they are alone, the Governor seems kindly and asks Christina questions about herself, and where she was previously located. She at first dodges these questions, and gives vague answers. The Governor makes veiled threats and uses some suggestive physical threats without actually touching her. As he is doing this, he continues to question her, and she finally reveals the truth.
   
She tells of her having been staying in a news station with many others, and when they ran out of supplies and people started turning on one another. To escape this, her and her friend Mike, who was the pilot, tried to escape by leaving in the news chopper, little did they know someone had tampered with the helicopter's engine. Satisfied by what he heard, The Governor told Christina to have some rest and welcome her to settle down in Woodbury because the town needs good people like her, Christina suddenly remembers what Stevens said to her, and so she told him she would like to leave. She then calls him a bully, and that she would rather dying on the road than living in the same town with him. The Governor hears this, and start talking to himself and her, saying he tried and he wished things could have been different. The once kind Governor then lashes out at Christina. He grabs her throat and strangles her, effectively killing her.
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She tells of her having been holed up in a news station with many others, and eventually running out of supplies. People started turning on one another. To escape this, her and her friend Mike, who was the pilot and her cameraman, tried to escape by leaving in the news chopper, little did they know someone had tampered with the helicopter's engine. Satisfied by what he heard, The Governor tells Christina to get some rest and welcomes her to settle down in Woodbury because the town needs good people like her. He seems to have sympathy for her ordeal but Christina realizes that the Governor is really just trying to glean information for his own purposes and remembering what Stevens said to her, confronts him. She calls him a bully, and says that Dr. Stevens warned her about trusting him. The Governor drops his facade and attacks her. He mentions giving someone a chance, referring to Stevens, before he chokes Christina to death.
   
Gabe comes in, asking what happened, and the Governor responds by saying they need to clean things up and make it look like an accident. A short period later, the Governor, as well as Bruce and Gabe, go to Doctor Stevens apartment. The Governor inform him of Christina's death, and how her death is on Stevens' hands because he warned her against the Governor. The Governor informs Stevens that he needs to watch himself, and that if they ever come across another doctor, then Stevens will be easily replaced. Stevens gets the message, and says he will listen to the Governor. The Governor, along with Bruce and Gabe, then leave Stevens apartment. As they are leaving, they hear gunfire coming from the entrance to Woodbury. As they approach the entrance, they see Martinez walking with three strangers (Rick, Glenn, and Michonne). The Governor approaches them, and offers to give them a tour of the city.
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Gabe comes in, asks what happened, and the Governor tells him to listen as to how they will handle the situation. A short period later, the Governor, as well as Bruce and Gabe, go to Doctor Stevens apartment. The Governor inform him of Christina's death, and how her death is on Stevens' hands because he warned her against the Governor. The Governor informs Stevens that he needs to watch himself, and that if they ever come across another doctor, then Stevens will be easily replaced. Stevens gets the message, and says he will listen to the Governor. The Governor, along with Bruce and Gabe, then leave Stevens apartment. As they are leaving, they hear gunfire coming from the entrance to Woodbury. As they approach the entrance, they see Martinez walking with three strangers ([[Rick Grimes (Novel Series)|Rick]], [[Glenn (Novel Series)|Glenn]], and [[Michonne Hawthorne (Novel Series)|Michonne]]). The Governor approaches them, and offers to give them a tour of the city.
   
 
Meanwhile, Austin leaves the arena fight to go visit Lilly, who had earlier offered to help train him to survive better in the world. They go off to the outskirts of the town, where they train for many hours. Austin gets tired off it, believing Lilly is doing this to make fun of him, and as he leaves he ends up tripping and falling. Lilly helps him up, telling him she didn't mean for any of it to seem mean, and as they are about to share a kiss, Lilly realizes Austin had fallen on his knife and is bleeding from his side. She then rushes him to the infirmary.
 
Meanwhile, Austin leaves the arena fight to go visit Lilly, who had earlier offered to help train him to survive better in the world. They go off to the outskirts of the town, where they train for many hours. Austin gets tired off it, believing Lilly is doing this to make fun of him, and as he leaves he ends up tripping and falling. Lilly helps him up, telling him she didn't mean for any of it to seem mean, and as they are about to share a kiss, Lilly realizes Austin had fallen on his knife and is bleeding from his side. She then rushes him to the infirmary.
   
On their way their, they come across the Governor, who now has a bandage over his left ear, standing in front of a storage room containing all the arena walkers, who are eating the remains of Christina and Mike. They asked what happened to his ear, and he tells them the visitors that arrived earlier attacked him, and so he chopped off presumably their leader's hand to keep them away. They tell the Governor they hope everything else is ok, and then they continue to the infirmary. When they get to the infirmary, they notice one of the visitors (Rick) lying in the infirmary, and he is missing a hand. Doctor Stevens patches Austin up, and they return to Lilly's apartment. When they get to her apartment, they both get drunk, and end up having sex.
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On their way there, they come across the Governor, who now has a bandage over his left ear, standing in front of a storage room containing all the arena walkers, who are eating the remains of Christina and Mike. They asked what happened to his ear, and he tells them the visitors that arrived earlier attacked him, and so he chopped off presumably their leader's hand to keep them away. They tell the Governor they hope everything else is ok, and then they continue to the infirmary. When they get to the infirmary, they notice one of the visitors (Rick) lying in the infirmary, and he is missing a hand. Doctor Stevens patches Austin up, and they return to Lilly's apartment. When they get to her apartment, they both get drunk, and end up having sex.
   
 
Meanwhile, back at the storage units underneath the racetrack, the Governor enters one of the visitor's holding cells (Michonne), and has Bruce take her pants off and tie her legs to opposite ends of the rooms. He then has Bruce leave them alone, and he proceeds to beat and rape Michonne. Back in Lilly's apartment, Austin and Lilly clean themselves up, and before he leaves, Austin tells Lilly he loves her. He then returns to his apartment and goes to sleep, with Lilly doing the same. Meanwhile, back at Michonne's holding room, Bruce is standing outside, and he remarks to himself that the Governor has been in the room for a couple of hours. He wonders what the Governor is doing to her, and how much longer it will be. Just as Bruce's legs are about to give out, the Governor emerges from the room, and returns to his apartment.
 
Meanwhile, back at the storage units underneath the racetrack, the Governor enters one of the visitor's holding cells (Michonne), and has Bruce take her pants off and tie her legs to opposite ends of the rooms. He then has Bruce leave them alone, and he proceeds to beat and rape Michonne. Back in Lilly's apartment, Austin and Lilly clean themselves up, and before he leaves, Austin tells Lilly he loves her. He then returns to his apartment and goes to sleep, with Lilly doing the same. Meanwhile, back at Michonne's holding room, Bruce is standing outside, and he remarks to himself that the Governor has been in the room for a couple of hours. He wonders what the Governor is doing to her, and how much longer it will be. Just as Bruce's legs are about to give out, the Governor emerges from the room, and returns to his apartment.
   
He enters his apartment, where his undead daughter Penny tries to attack him. He slaps her, and realizes her bucket of food rolled out of her reach. He brings it back to her, and when she doesn't like it because the body parts have spoiled. The Governor remarks that he doesn't see how she eats it, and that he tried it once and it was horrible. He then sits in his recliner and tries to go to sleep, when there is suddenly a knock at his back door. He goes to the back door, and sees Gabe, who is holding a metal box. He gives the box to the Governor, and then the Governor tells Gabe to let no one come up to his apartment, because he needs to get some sleep. The Governor then closes the door, and as he returns to his recliner, he gives Penny Rick's hand, which was inside the box.
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He enters his apartment, where his undead niece [[Penny Blake (Novel Series)|Penny]] tries to attack him. He slaps her, and realizes her bucket of food rolled out of her reach. He brings it back to her, and when she doesn't like it because the body parts have spoiled. The Governor remarks that he doesn't see how she eats it, and that he tried it once and it was horrible. He then sits in his recliner and tries to go to sleep, when there is suddenly a knock at his back door. He goes to the back door, and sees Gabe, who is holding a metal box. He gives the box to the Governor, and then the Governor tells Gabe to let no one come up to his apartment, because he needs to get some sleep. The Governor then closes the door, and as he returns to his recliner, he gives Penny Rick's hand, which was inside the box.
   
 
He then returns to his recliner, gets two heads out of the box, one belonging to Christina and the other to Mike, and he places them in an aquarium. He then sits in his chair, and stares at his aquariums full of heads, remarking that nothing good is on. Then, in a deep part of his mind, Brian begins to speak up, asking how someone could do such horrible things to the human beings. Philip ignores these questions, and he falls asleep.
 
He then returns to his recliner, gets two heads out of the box, one belonging to Christina and the other to Mike, and he places them in an aquarium. He then sits in his chair, and stares at his aquariums full of heads, remarking that nothing good is on. Then, in a deep part of his mind, Brian begins to speak up, asking how someone could do such horrible things to the human beings. Philip ignores these questions, and he falls asleep.
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==Credits==
 
==Credits==
===Woodbury Survivors===
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*[[Bruce Cooper (Novel Series)|Bruce Allan Cooper]]
*[[Bruce Allan Cooper]]
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*[[Gabriel Harris (Novel Series)|Gabriel Harris]]
*[[Gabriel Harris]]
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*[[Dr. Stevens (Novel Series)|Dr. Stevens]]
*[[Stevens (Comic Series)|Stevens]]
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*[[Alice Warren (Novel Series)|Alice Warren]]
*[[Alice Warren]]
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*[[Brian Blake (Novel Series)|Brian Blake]]
*[[Caesar Ramon Martinez (Comic Series)|Caesar Martinez]]
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*[[Penny Blake (Novel Series)|Penny Blake]]
*[[Lilly Caul]]
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*[[Caesar Martínez (Novel Series)|Caesar Martínez]]
*[[Bob Stookey (Comic Series)|Bob Stookey]]
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*[[Lilly Caul (Novel Series)|Lilly Caul]]
*[[Wes (Woodbury)|Wes]] ''(Called "Gus")''
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*[[Bob Stookey (Novel Series)|Bob Stookey]]
*[[Austin Ballard]]
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*[[Gus Strunk (Novel Series)|Wes Strunk]] ''(Called "Gus")''
*[[Miller]]
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*[[Austin Ballard (Novel Series)|Austin Ballard]]
*[[Saul (Woodbury)|Saul]]
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*[[David Stern (Novel Series)|David Stern]]
*[[Harold Abernathy]]
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*[[Barbara Stern (Novel Series)|Barbara Stern]]
*[[Eugene Cooney]]
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*[[Jameson (Novel Series)|Jameson]]
*[[Denny (Comic Series)|Denny]]
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*[[Miller (Novel Series)|Miller]]
*[[Lou (Comic Series)|Lou]]
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*[[Saul (Novel Series)|Saul]]
*[[Albert (Woodbury)|Albert]]
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*[[Harold Abernathy (Novel Series)|Harold Abernathy]]
*[[Marianne Dolan Williams]]
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*[[Eugene Cooney (Novel Series)|Eugene Cooney]]
*[[Sam (Comic Series)|Sam]]
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*[[Denny (Novel Series)|Denny]]
*[[Jake (Woodbury)|Jake]]
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*[[Lou (Novel Series)|Lou]]
*[[Smitty]]
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*[[Albert (Novel Series)|Albert]]
*[[Tom Blanchford]]
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*[[Marianne Williams (Novel Series)|Marianne Williams]]
*[[Gloria Pyne]]
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*[[Matthew Williams (Novel Series)|Matthew Williams]]
*[[Raymond Hilliard]]
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*[[Earl (Novel Series)|Earl]]
*[[Rudy Warburton]]
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*[[Sam (Walmart)|Sam]]
*[[Jared (Comic Series)|Jared]]
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*[[Jake (Novel Series)|Jake]]
*[[Curtis (Comic Series)|Curtis]]
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*[[Smitty (Novel Series)|Smitty]]
*[[Simmons (Woodbury)|Simmons]]
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*[[Tom Blanchford (Novel Series)|Tom Blanchford]]
*[[Gus Strunk]]
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*[[Gloria Pyne (Novel Series)|Gloria Pyne]]
*[[Eric (Comic Series)|Eric]]
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*[[Raymond Hilliard (Novel Series)|Raymond Hilliard]]
*[[James Lee Steagal]]
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*[[Rudy Warburton (Novel Series)|Rudy Warburton]]
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*[[Jared (Novel Series)|Jared]]
====Blake Family====
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*[[Curtis (Novel Series)|Curtis]]
*[[Brian Blake (Comic Series)|Brian Blake]]
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*[[Eric (Novel Series)|Eric]]
*[[Penny Blake (Comic Series)|Penny Blake]]
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*[[James Steagal (Novel Series)|James Steagal]]
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*[[Hap Abernathy (Novel Series)|Hap Abernathy]]
====Stern Family====
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*[[Matthew Hennesey (Novel Series)|Matthew Hennesey]]
*[[David Stern]]
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*[[Ben Buchholz (Novel Series)|Ben Buchholz]]
*[[Barbara Stern]]
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*[[Speed Wilkins (Novel Series)|Speed Wilkins]]
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*[[Mike (The Fall of the Governor)|Mike]]
===Prison Survivors===
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*[[Christina Haben (Novel Series)|Christina Meredith Haben]]
*[[Glenn (Comic Series)|Glenn]]
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*[[Rick Grimes (Novel Series)|Rick Grimes]]
*[[Andrea (Comic Series)|Andrea]]
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*[[Glenn (Novel Series)|Glenn]]
*[[Michonne (Comic Series)|Michonne]]
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*[[Michonne Hawthorne (Novel Series)|Michonne Hawthorne]]
*[[Tyreese (Comic Series)|Tyreese]]
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*[[Andrea (Novel Series)|Andrea]]
*[[Patricia (Comic Series)|Patricia]]
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*[[Dale (Novel Series)|Dale]]
*[[Axel (Comic Series)|Axel]]
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*[[Maggie Greene (Novel Series)|Maggie Greene]]
*[[Andrew (Comic Series)|Andrew]] ''(Zombified)''
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*[[Carl Grimes (Novel Series)|Carl Grimes]]
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*[[Tyreese (Novel Series)|Tyreese]]
====Grimes Family====
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*[[Patricia (Novel Series)|Patricia]]
*[[Rick Grimes (Comic Series)|Rick Grimes]]
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*[[Axel (Novel Series)|Axel]]
*[[Lori Grimes (Comic Series)|Lori Grimes]]
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*[[Billy Greene (Novel Series)|Billy Greene]]
*[[Carl Grimes (Comic Series)|Carl Grimes]]
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*[[Hershel Greene (Novel Series)|Hershel Greene]]
*[[Judith Grimes (Comic Series)|Judith Grimes]]
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*[[Lori Grimes (Novel Series)|Lori Grimes]]
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*[[Judith Grimes (Novel Series)|Judith Grimes]]
====Greene Family====
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*[[Calvin Dupree (Novel Series)|Calvin Dupree]]
*[[Hershel Greene (Comic Series)|Hershel Greene]]
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*[[Meredith Dupree (Novel Series)|Meredith Dupree]]
*[[Billy Greene]]
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*[[Thomas Dupree (Novel Series)|Tommy Dupree]]
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*[[Bethany Dupree (Novel Series)|Bethany Dupree]]
===Other Survivors===
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*[[Lucas Dupree (Novel Series)|Lucas Dupree]]
*[[Mike (Pilot)|Mike]]
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*[[Andrew (Novel Series)|Andrew]] ''(Zombified)''
*[[Christina Meredith Haben]]
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*[[Sophia (Novel Series)|Sophia]] ''(Mentioned)''
*[[Pearl Caul]]
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*[[Pearl Caul (Novel Series)|Pearl Caul]] ''(Mentioned)''
   
 
==Deaths==
 
==Deaths==
===Part 1===
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*[[Andrew (Novel Series)|Andrew]] ''(Zombified)''
*[[Andrew (Comic Series)|Andrew]] ''(Zombified)''
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*[[Mike (The Fall of the Governor)|Mike]] ''(Alive)''
*[[Mike (Pilot)|Mike]]
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*[[Christina Haben (Novel Series)|Christina Meredith Haben]] ''(Alive)''
*[[Christina Meredith Haben]]
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*[[Harold Abernathy (Novel Series)|Harold Abernathy]]
*[[Harold Abernathy]]
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*[[Eugene Cooney (Novel Series)|Eugene Cooney]]
*[[Eugene Cooney]]
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*[[Dr. Stevens (Novel Series)|Dr. Stevens]] ''(Alive, Zombified)''
*[[Stevens (Comic Series)|Stevens]]
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*[[Bruce Cooper (Novel Series)|Bruce Allan Cooper]]
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*[[Curtis (Novel Series)|Curtis]]
===Part 2===
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*[[Caesar Martínez (Novel Series)|Caesar Martínez]] ''(Alive)''
*[[Stevens (Comic Series)|Stevens]] ''(Zombified)''
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*[[Johnny Aldridge (Novel Series)|Johnny Aldridge]]
*[[Bruce Allan Cooper]]
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*[[Arlo Simmons (Novel Series)|Arlo Simmons]]
*[[Curtis (Comic Series)|Curtis]]
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*[[Jake (Novel Series)|Jake]]
*[[Caesar Ramon Martinez (Comic Series)|Caesar Ramon Martinez]]
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*[[Evan (Novel Series)|Evan]]
*[[Carol (Comic Series)|Carol]]
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*[[Ronnie (Novel Series)|Ronnie]]
*[[Johnny Aldridge]]
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*[[Alex (Novel Series)|Alex]]
*[[Arlo Simmons|Simmons]]
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*[[Andy (Novel Series)|Andy]]
*[[Jake (Woodbury)|Jake]]
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*[[James Steagal (Novel Series)|James Steagal]]
*[[Evan (Woodbury)|Evan]]
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*[[Eric (Novel Series)|Eric]]
*[[Ronnie (Woodbury)|Ronnie]]
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*[[Tyreese (Novel Series)|Tyreese]]
*[[Alex (Woodbury)|Alex]]
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*[[Raymond Hilliard (Novel Series)|Raymond Hilliard]]
*[[Andy (Woodbury)|Andy]]
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*[[Axel (Novel Series)|Axel]]
*[[James Lee Steagal]]
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*[[Bart (Novel Series)|Bart]]
*[[Eric (Woodbury)|Eric]]
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*[[Charlie Banes (Novel Series)|Charlie Banes]]
*[[Tyreese (Comic Series)|Tyreese]]
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*[[Don Horgan (Novel Series)|Don Horgan]]
*[[Raymond Hilliard]]
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*[[Teddy Grainger (Novel Series)|Teddy Grainger]]
*[[Axel (Comic Series)|Axel]]
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*[[Rudy Warburton (Novel Series)|Rudy Warburton]]
*[[Bart (Woodbury)|Bart]]
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*[[Daniel (Novel Series)|Daniel]]
*[[Charlie Banes]]
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*[[Gabriel Harris (Novel Series)|Gabriel Harris]]
*[[Don Horgan]]
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*[[Gus Strunk (Novel Series)|Gus Strunk]] ''(Alive)''
*[[Teddy Grainger]]
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*[[Patricia (Novel Series)|Patricia]]
*[[Rudy Warburton]]
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*[[Billy Greene (Novel Series)|Billy Greene]]
*[[Daniel (Comic Series)|Daniel]]
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*[[Alice Warren (Novel Series)|Alice Warren]]
*[[Gabriel Harris]]
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*[[Lori Grimes (Novel Series)|Lori Grimes]]
*[[Gus Strunk]]
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*[[Judith Grimes (Novel Series)|Judith Grimes]]
*[[Patricia (Comic Series)|Patricia]]
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*[[Hershel Greene (Novel Series)|Hershel Greene]]
*[[Billy Greene]]
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*[[Clint Mansell (Novel Series)|Clint Mansell]]
*[[Alice Warren]]
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*[[Brian Blake (Novel Series)|Brian Blake]]
*[[Lori Grimes (Comic Series)|Lori Grimes]]
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*[[Tom Blanchford (Novel Series)|Tom Blanchford]]
*[[Judith Grimes (Comic Series)|Judith Grimes]]
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*[[Smitty (Novel Series)|Smitty]]
*[[Hershel Greene (Comic Series)|Hershel Greene]]
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*[[Earl (Novel Series)|Earl]]
*[[Clint Mansell]]
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*[[George (Novel Series)|George]]
*[[Brian Blake (Comic Series)|Brian Blake]]
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*[[Red (Novel Series)|Red]]
*[[Tom Blanchford]]
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*[[Jared (Novel Series)|Jared]]
*[[Smitty]]
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*[[Austin Ballard (Novel Series)|Austin Ballard]]
*[[Earl (Woodbury)|Earl]]
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*[[Christina Haben (Novel Series)|Christina Meredith Haben]] ''(Zombified)''
*[[George (Woodbury)|George]]
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*[[Caesar Martínez (Novel Series)|Caesar Martínez]] ''(Zombified)''
*[[Red (Woodbury)|Red]]
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*[[Penny Blake (Novel Series)|Penny Blake]] ''(Zombified)''
*[[Jared (Comic Series)|Jared]]
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*[[Scott Moon (Novel Series)|Scott Moon]] ''(Zombified)''
*[[Austin Ballard]]
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*Numerous counts of Woodburians.
*[[Christina Meredith Haben]] ''(Zombified)''
 
*[[Penny Blake (Comic Series)|Penny Blake]] ''(Zombified)''
 
*[[Scott Moon (Comic Series)|Scott Moon]] ''(Zombified)''
 
*[[Caesar Ramon Martinez (Comic Series)|Caesar Ramon Martinez]] ''(Zombified)''
 
*Numerous counts of unnamed Woodburians.
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*First appearance of [[David Stern (Novel Series)|David Stern]].
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*First appearance of [[Barbara Stern (Novel Series)|Barbara Stern]].
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*First appearance of [[Gloria Pyne (Novel Series)|Gloria Pyne]].
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*First appearance of [[Hap Abernathy (Novel Series)|Hap Abernathy]].
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*First appearance of [[Matthew Hennesey (Novel Series)|Matthew Hennesey]].
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*First appearance of [[Ben Buchholz (Novel Series)|Ben Buchholz]].
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*First appearance of [[Speed Wilkins (Novel Series)|Speed Wilkins]].
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*First appearance of [[Calvin Dupree (Novel Series)|Calvin Dupree]].
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*First appearance of [[Meredith Dupree (Novel Series)|Meredith Dupree]].
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*First appearance of [[Thomas Dupree (Novel Series)|Tommy Dupree]].
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*First appearance of [[Bethany Dupree (Novel Series)|Bethany Dupree]].
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*First appearance of [[Lucas Dupree (Novel Series)|Lucas Dupree]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Gus Strunk (Novel Series)|Wes]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Austin Ballard (Novel Series)|Austin Ballard]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Jameson (Novel Series)|Jameson]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Miller (Novel Series)|Miller]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Saul (Novel Series)|Saul]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Harold Abernathy (Novel Series)|Harold Abernathy]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Denny (Novel Series)|Denny]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Lou (Novel Series)|Lou]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Albert (Novel Series)|Albert]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Marianne Williams (Novel Series)|Marianne Williams]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Matthew Williams (Novel Series)|Matthew Williams]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Johnny Aldridge (Novel Series)|Johnny Aldridge]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Earl (Novel Series)|Earl]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Sam (Walmart)|Sam]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Jake (Novel Series)|Jake]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Evan (Novel Series)|Evan]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Ronnie (Novel Series)|Ronnie]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Alex (Novel Series)|Alex]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Andy (Novel Series)|Andy]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Smitty (Novel Series)|Smitty]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Tom Blanchford (Novel Series)|Tom Blanchford]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Raymond Hilliard (Novel Series)|Raymond Hilliard]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Jared (Novel Series)|Jared]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Curtis (Novel Series)|Curtis]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Arlo Simmons (Novel Series)|Arlo Simmons]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Bart (Novel Series)|Bart]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Charlie Banes (Novel Series)|Charlie Banes]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Don Horgan (Novel Series)|Don Horgan]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Teddy Grainger (Novel Series)|Teddy Grainger]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Rudy Warburton (Novel Series)|Rudy Warburton]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Daniel (Novel Series)|Daniel]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Eric (Novel Series)|Eric]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[James Steagal (Novel Series)|James Lee Steagal]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Mike (Novel Series)|Mike]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Christina Haben (Novel Series)|Christina Meredith Haben]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Rick Grimes (Novel Series)|Rick Grimes]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Glenn (Novel Series)|Glenn]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Michonne Hawthorne (Novel Series)|Michonne Hawthorne]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Andrea (Novel Series)|Andrea]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Dale (Novel Series)|Dale]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Carl Grimes (Novel Series)|Carl Grimes]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Tyreese (Novel Series)|Tyreese]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Patricia (Novel Series)|Patricia]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Axel (Novel Series)|Axel]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Billy Greene (Novel Series)|Billy Greene]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Hershel Greene (Novel Series)|Hershel Greene]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Lori Grimes (Novel Series)|Lori Grimes]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Judith Grimes (Novel Series)|Judith Grimes]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Clint Mansell (Novel Series)|Clint Mansell]].
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*First (and last) appearance of [[Andrew (Novel Series)|Andrew]]. ''(Zombified)''
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*First mention of [[Sophia (Novel Series)|Sophia]].
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*First mention of [[Pearl Caul (Novel Series)|Pearl Caul]].
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*First mention of [[Bud Blake (Novel Series)|Bud Blake]].
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*Last appearance of [[Eugene Cooney (Novel Series)|Eugene Cooney]].
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*Last appearance of [[Dr. Stevens (Novel Series)|Dr. Stevens]].
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*Last appearance of [[Bruce Cooper (Novel Series)|Bruce Allan Cooper]].
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*Last appearance of [[Caesar Martínez (Novel Series)|Caesar Martínez]].
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*Last appearance of [[Alice Warren (Novel Series)|Alice Warren]].
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*Last appearance of [[Brian Blake (Novel Series)|Brian Blake]].
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*Last appearance of [[Penny Blake (Novel Series)|Penny Blake]]. ''(Zombified)''
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*Last appearance of [[Scott Moon (Novel Series)|Scott Moon]]. ''(Zombified)''
 
*This is the first novel to be split into two parts.
 
*This is the first novel to be split into two parts.
 
*Robert Kirkman has revealed that for the third novel (October 2013) we shall be seeing Rick, Michonne and some of the other characters that you haven't seen in the novel series thus far. Kirkman also stated that the ending of the 3rd novel would roughly be the same story from the comic series, but told from The Governor's point of view. In the final release of part 1 this shows to be not entirely correct as there are many points in the book focusing on Lilly Caul, Caesar Martinez, Bruce, Gabe, Bob Stookey, and a new character Austin Ballard, all told from a 3rd person narrative, not 1st person from the Governor's point of view as previously stated.
 
*Robert Kirkman has revealed that for the third novel (October 2013) we shall be seeing Rick, Michonne and some of the other characters that you haven't seen in the novel series thus far. Kirkman also stated that the ending of the 3rd novel would roughly be the same story from the comic series, but told from The Governor's point of view. In the final release of part 1 this shows to be not entirely correct as there are many points in the book focusing on Lilly Caul, Caesar Martinez, Bruce, Gabe, Bob Stookey, and a new character Austin Ballard, all told from a 3rd person narrative, not 1st person from the Governor's point of view as previously stated.
 
*The book will be released both in hardcover, Ebook and an audio version read by Fred Berman.
 
*The book will be released both in hardcover, Ebook and an audio version read by Fred Berman.
 
*The book is not the final of the novel series, as Robert Kirkman stated there will be more novels [http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/20u6xf/im_robert_kirkman_creator_of_the_walking_dead_ama/cg6rsoh in a thread on Reddit].
 
*The book is not the final of the novel series, as Robert Kirkman stated there will be more novels [http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/20u6xf/im_robert_kirkman_creator_of_the_walking_dead_ama/cg6rsoh in a thread on Reddit].
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*The novel reveals that Brian did not in fact die from Lilly's gunshot. In fact he still thrashed about as the walkers devoured him, screaming in his mind that he was still alive.
   
 
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*It's stated that during the Governors torture at the hands of Michonne, the power drill is used on his left shoulder when in the comics it's shown to be his right shoulder.
 
*It's stated that during the Governors torture at the hands of Michonne, the power drill is used on his left shoulder when in the comics it's shown to be his right shoulder.
 
*Early in the second part of the novel, It's stated that Penny has been dead for over a year, when she has been dead for around half a year.
 
*Early in the second part of the novel, It's stated that Penny has been dead for over a year, when she has been dead for around half a year.
*Lily remembers having met the Governor over a year and a half ago, when only over half a year has passed since she met him.
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*Lilly remembers having met the Governor over a year and a half ago, when only over half a year has passed since she met him.
*[[Wes (Woodbury)|Wes]] is called "Gus" throughout the novel.
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*[[Gus Strunk (Novel Series)|Wes]] is called "Gus" throughout the novel.
*The dialog between Bruce and Bob where he is fetched to take care of the injured governor varies slightly. Mainly Bob says "for about fifteen minutes... about a million years ago" instead of "for about two weeks forty goddamn years ago!".
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*The dialog between Bruce and Bob where he is fetched to take care of the injured Governor varies slightly. Mainly Bob says "for about fifteen minutes... about a million years ago" instead of "for about two weeks forty goddamn years ago!".
 
*The National Guard base is destroyed around May 11, whereas in the comic series, this happens around early July.
 
*The National Guard base is destroyed around May 11, whereas in the comic series, this happens around early July.
*During his speech to Woodburians, it is mentioned the Governor had a microphone given by Rudy Warburton.In the comics,Jared gives him the microphone.  
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*During his speech to Woodburians, it is mentioned the Governor had a microphone given by Rudy Warburton. This never happened in the comics; the Governor never had a microphone, and Rudy is nowhere to be seen.
 
*During target practice, the Governor "closes his right eye and peers down the barrel with his left." At this point, he has already lost his left eye.
 
*During target practice, the Governor "closes his right eye and peers down the barrel with his left." At this point, he has already lost his left eye.
**Additionally, Lilly comes to talk to him about the speech he gave to Woodburians, during the target practice, but in the comics, the interaction between him and Lilly never happened.
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**Additionally, Lilly comes to talk to him about the speech he gave to Woodburians, during the target practice. In the comics, the interaction between him and Lilly never happened.
 
*Instead of saying "Kill them all!", the Governor says "Destroy them all!"
 
*Instead of saying "Kill them all!", the Governor says "Destroy them all!"
*Novel states the Governor and his army took the bodies of the first assault with them while withdrawing, including Simmons, Johnny, Ronnie, Jake, Evan and Alex, and Governor later on shot all of them in the head, avoiding the reanimation. In the comics, the army left in a hurry and was not able to take the bodies with them. Additionally, most of the soldiers were already shot in the head.
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*Novel states the Governor and his army took the bodies of the first assault with them while withdrawing, including Simmons, Johnny, Ronnie, Jake, Evan, Andy and Alex, and Governor later on shot all of them in the head, avoiding the reanimation. In the comics, the army left in a hurry and was not able to take the bodies with them. Additionally, most of the soldiers were already shot in the head.
 
*Sam is replaced by Curtis at the Walmart.
 
*Sam is replaced by Curtis at the Walmart.
   
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The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor is the third installment of the four-part novel series of the origins of the infamous antagonist The Governor. As with the previous two installments, it was written by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga. Robert Kirkman has stated that we will be seeing characters from the comic series, such as Rick and Michonne. The novel will end "pretty much the same place as in the comic" but from The Governor's perspective. Because this novel was so long, Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga made the decision to release it in two parts. The first part was released on October 8, 2013 and the second part was released on March 4, 2014.

Plot SynopsisEdit

Part OneEdit

The GatheringEdit

The story begins with Bruce and Gabe fighting in the arena. As the fight concludes, Lilly decides to leave the arena, when the Governor suddenly steps forward, and addresses the people of Woodbury. The Governor tells the people he is aware of their dwindling supplies, and that a group of citizens will be sent out on a supply run soon. Later that night, Lilly has difficulty falling asleep. She finishes off a bottle of cold medicine, and falls asleep. While she is asleep, she has nightmares about her first days in Woodbury, and the death of her other friends. She is awakened in the early morning by Martínez, who has come to take her on the supply run. Along with Martinez, Austin Ballard, Wes, and David and Barbara Stern, they leave Woodbury to go on the supply run. As they ride around, Austin tries to flirt and make small talk with Lilly. She mainly keeps to herself and ignores him though she does find him attractive. They finally come to what they were looking for: a deserted and ransacked Piggly-Wiggly.

At first, the group thinks that the run was for nothing, until they see the warehouse behind the Piggly-Wiggly. Martinez thinks the warehouse may contain supplies. They prepare to enter and leave the truck ready to be loaded along with a lookout. There are several dead inside along with many supplies. They clean out the walkers and gather supplies onto pallets for transport. Austin is attacked by a walker that was hiding in a freezer; however, Lilly manages to save his life. The group leaves the warehouse with their supplies as more walkers draw near it. On their way back to Woodbury, they witness a helicopter flying overhead. As they watch it, the helicopter crashes in the woods nearby. They rush to the crash site, with Austin almost getting bitten by a walker that was hiding in a swamp. Everyone seems to drop their guns at the worst possible moments. When they get to the crash site, they discover the pilot dead and the passenger disoriented and severely injured. They make a stretcher for the passenger, who has passed out, and at her insistence also haul out the pilot, and return to their truck.

On their way to Woodbury, the passenger regains consciousness and reveals her name to be Christina. She tells them about her past job, the pilot, and why she wants to give him a Christian funeral, and where they had been hiding at. After talking with the others, she passes out again. They eventually make it back to Woodbury, where Christina is taken to the infirmary. While she stays in the infirmary, she meets Dr. Stevens, and he warns her about the Governor, telling her not to trust him. A short period after this, the Governor comes into the infirmary with Bruce and Gabe right behind him. He asks to be alone with Christina. When they are alone, the Governor seems kindly and asks Christina questions about herself, and where she was previously located. She at first dodges these questions, and gives vague answers. The Governor makes veiled threats and uses some suggestive physical threats without actually touching her. As he is doing this, he continues to question her, and she finally reveals the truth.

She tells of her having been holed up in a news station with many others, and eventually running out of supplies. People started turning on one another. To escape this, her and her friend Mike, who was the pilot and her cameraman, tried to escape by leaving in the news chopper, little did they know someone had tampered with the helicopter's engine. Satisfied by what he heard, The Governor tells Christina to get some rest and welcomes her to settle down in Woodbury because the town needs good people like her. He seems to have sympathy for her ordeal but Christina realizes that the Governor is really just trying to glean information for his own purposes and remembering what Stevens said to her, confronts him. She calls him a bully, and says that Dr. Stevens warned her about trusting him. The Governor drops his facade and attacks her. He mentions giving someone a chance, referring to Stevens, before he chokes Christina to death.

Gabe comes in, asks what happened, and the Governor tells him to listen as to how they will handle the situation. A short period later, the Governor, as well as Bruce and Gabe, go to Doctor Stevens apartment. The Governor inform him of Christina's death, and how her death is on Stevens' hands because he warned her against the Governor. The Governor informs Stevens that he needs to watch himself, and that if they ever come across another doctor, then Stevens will be easily replaced. Stevens gets the message, and says he will listen to the Governor. The Governor, along with Bruce and Gabe, then leave Stevens apartment. As they are leaving, they hear gunfire coming from the entrance to Woodbury. As they approach the entrance, they see Martinez walking with three strangers (Rick, Glenn, and Michonne). The Governor approaches them, and offers to give them a tour of the city.

Meanwhile, Austin leaves the arena fight to go visit Lilly, who had earlier offered to help train him to survive better in the world. They go off to the outskirts of the town, where they train for many hours. Austin gets tired off it, believing Lilly is doing this to make fun of him, and as he leaves he ends up tripping and falling. Lilly helps him up, telling him she didn't mean for any of it to seem mean, and as they are about to share a kiss, Lilly realizes Austin had fallen on his knife and is bleeding from his side. She then rushes him to the infirmary.

On their way there, they come across the Governor, who now has a bandage over his left ear, standing in front of a storage room containing all the arena walkers, who are eating the remains of Christina and Mike. They asked what happened to his ear, and he tells them the visitors that arrived earlier attacked him, and so he chopped off presumably their leader's hand to keep them away. They tell the Governor they hope everything else is ok, and then they continue to the infirmary. When they get to the infirmary, they notice one of the visitors (Rick) lying in the infirmary, and he is missing a hand. Doctor Stevens patches Austin up, and they return to Lilly's apartment. When they get to her apartment, they both get drunk, and end up having sex.

Meanwhile, back at the storage units underneath the racetrack, the Governor enters one of the visitor's holding cells (Michonne), and has Bruce take her pants off and tie her legs to opposite ends of the rooms. He then has Bruce leave them alone, and he proceeds to beat and rape Michonne. Back in Lilly's apartment, Austin and Lilly clean themselves up, and before he leaves, Austin tells Lilly he loves her. He then returns to his apartment and goes to sleep, with Lilly doing the same. Meanwhile, back at Michonne's holding room, Bruce is standing outside, and he remarks to himself that the Governor has been in the room for a couple of hours. He wonders what the Governor is doing to her, and how much longer it will be. Just as Bruce's legs are about to give out, the Governor emerges from the room, and returns to his apartment.

He enters his apartment, where his undead niece Penny tries to attack him. He slaps her, and realizes her bucket of food rolled out of her reach. He brings it back to her, and when she doesn't like it because the body parts have spoiled. The Governor remarks that he doesn't see how she eats it, and that he tried it once and it was horrible. He then sits in his recliner and tries to go to sleep, when there is suddenly a knock at his back door. He goes to the back door, and sees Gabe, who is holding a metal box. He gives the box to the Governor, and then the Governor tells Gabe to let no one come up to his apartment, because he needs to get some sleep. The Governor then closes the door, and as he returns to his recliner, he gives Penny Rick's hand, which was inside the box.

He then returns to his recliner, gets two heads out of the box, one belonging to Christina and the other to Mike, and he places them in an aquarium. He then sits in his chair, and stares at his aquariums full of heads, remarking that nothing good is on. Then, in a deep part of his mind, Brian begins to speak up, asking how someone could do such horrible things to the human beings. Philip ignores these questions, and he falls asleep.

ShowtimeEdit

Coming Soon

Part TwoEdit

BattlefieldEdit

To Be Added

Doomsday ClockEdit

To Be Added

The FallEdit

To Be Added

CreditsEdit

DeathsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • First appearance of David Stern.
  • First appearance of Barbara Stern.
  • First appearance of Gloria Pyne.
  • First appearance of Hap Abernathy.
  • First appearance of Matthew Hennesey.
  • First appearance of Ben Buchholz.
  • First appearance of Speed Wilkins.
  • First appearance of Calvin Dupree.
  • First appearance of Meredith Dupree.
  • First appearance of Tommy Dupree.
  • First appearance of Bethany Dupree.
  • First appearance of Lucas Dupree.
  • First (and last) appearance of Wes.
  • First (and last) appearance of Austin Ballard.
  • First (and last) appearance of Jameson.
  • First (and last) appearance of Miller.
  • First (and last) appearance of Saul.
  • First (and last) appearance of Harold Abernathy.
  • First (and last) appearance of Denny.
  • First (and last) appearance of Lou.
  • First (and last) appearance of Albert.
  • First (and last) appearance of Marianne Williams.
  • First (and last) appearance of Matthew Williams.
  • First (and last) appearance of Johnny Aldridge.
  • First (and last) appearance of Earl.
  • First (and last) appearance of Sam.
  • First (and last) appearance of Jake.
  • First (and last) appearance of Evan.
  • First (and last) appearance of Ronnie.
  • First (and last) appearance of Alex.
  • First (and last) appearance of Andy.
  • First (and last) appearance of Smitty.
  • First (and last) appearance of Tom Blanchford.
  • First (and last) appearance of Raymond Hilliard.
  • First (and last) appearance of Jared.
  • First (and last) appearance of Curtis.
  • First (and last) appearance of Arlo Simmons.
  • First (and last) appearance of Bart.
  • First (and last) appearance of Charlie Banes.
  • First (and last) appearance of Don Horgan.
  • First (and last) appearance of Teddy Grainger.
  • First (and last) appearance of Rudy Warburton.
  • First (and last) appearance of Daniel.
  • First (and last) appearance of Eric.
  • First (and last) appearance of James Lee Steagal.
  • First (and last) appearance of Mike.
  • First (and last) appearance of Christina Meredith Haben.
  • First (and last) appearance of Rick Grimes.
  • First (and last) appearance of Glenn.
  • First (and last) appearance of Michonne Hawthorne.
  • First (and last) appearance of Andrea.
  • First (and last) appearance of Dale.
  • First (and last) appearance of Carl Grimes.
  • First (and last) appearance of Tyreese.
  • First (and last) appearance of Patricia.
  • First (and last) appearance of Axel.
  • First (and last) appearance of Billy Greene.
  • First (and last) appearance of Hershel Greene.
  • First (and last) appearance of Lori Grimes.
  • First (and last) appearance of Judith Grimes.
  • First (and last) appearance of Clint Mansell.
  • First (and last) appearance of Andrew. (Zombified)
  • First mention of Sophia.
  • First mention of Pearl Caul.
  • First mention of Bud Blake.
  • Last appearance of Eugene Cooney.
  • Last appearance of Dr. Stevens.
  • Last appearance of Bruce Allan Cooper.
  • Last appearance of Caesar Martínez.
  • Last appearance of Alice Warren.
  • Last appearance of Brian Blake.
  • Last appearance of Penny Blake. (Zombified)
  • Last appearance of Scott Moon. (Zombified)
  • This is the first novel to be split into two parts.
  • Robert Kirkman has revealed that for the third novel (October 2013) we shall be seeing Rick, Michonne and some of the other characters that you haven't seen in the novel series thus far. Kirkman also stated that the ending of the 3rd novel would roughly be the same story from the comic series, but told from The Governor's point of view. In the final release of part 1 this shows to be not entirely correct as there are many points in the book focusing on Lilly Caul, Caesar Martinez, Bruce, Gabe, Bob Stookey, and a new character Austin Ballard, all told from a 3rd person narrative, not 1st person from the Governor's point of view as previously stated.
  • The book will be released both in hardcover, Ebook and an audio version read by Fred Berman.
  • The book is not the final of the novel series, as Robert Kirkman stated there will be more novels in a thread on Reddit.
  • The novel reveals that Brian did not in fact die from Lilly's gunshot. In fact he still thrashed about as the walkers devoured him, screaming in his mind that he was still alive.

Goofs/ErrorsEdit

  • It's stated early in the book that just over 2 years have passed since the dead started walking when it has actually been just 7 months.
  • It's stated that during the Governors torture at the hands of Michonne, the power drill is used on his left shoulder when in the comics it's shown to be his right shoulder.
  • Early in the second part of the novel, It's stated that Penny has been dead for over a year, when she has been dead for around half a year.
  • Lilly remembers having met the Governor over a year and a half ago, when only over half a year has passed since she met him.
  • Wes is called "Gus" throughout the novel.
  • The dialog between Bruce and Bob where he is fetched to take care of the injured Governor varies slightly. Mainly Bob says "for about fifteen minutes... about a million years ago" instead of "for about two weeks forty goddamn years ago!".
  • The National Guard base is destroyed around May 11, whereas in the comic series, this happens around early July.
  • During his speech to Woodburians, it is mentioned the Governor had a microphone given by Rudy Warburton. This never happened in the comics; the Governor never had a microphone, and Rudy is nowhere to be seen.
  • During target practice, the Governor "closes his right eye and peers down the barrel with his left." At this point, he has already lost his left eye.
    • Additionally, Lilly comes to talk to him about the speech he gave to Woodburians, during the target practice. In the comics, the interaction between him and Lilly never happened.
  • Instead of saying "Kill them all!", the Governor says "Destroy them all!"
  • Novel states the Governor and his army took the bodies of the first assault with them while withdrawing, including Simmons, Johnny, Ronnie, Jake, Evan, Andy and Alex, and Governor later on shot all of them in the head, avoiding the reanimation. In the comics, the army left in a hurry and was not able to take the bodies with them. Additionally, most of the soldiers were already shot in the head.
  • Sam is replaced by Curtis at the Walmart.
Novels of The Walking Dead
The Governor Saga "Rise of the Governor" • "Just Another Day at the Office" • "The Road to Woodbury" • "The Fall of the Governor"
The Preacher Saga "Descent" • "Invasion"
The Woodbury Saga "Search and Destroy" • "Return to Woodbury"
The China Saga "Typhoon"
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