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"Where... are... they...?" "They... must... be... close..." "Don't... let... them... get... away..."
—Two Whisperers communicating to one another as part of a herd while looking for Eugene Porter and Rosita Espinosa.[src]

The Whisperers are a group of hostile survivors introduced in the episode "Who Are You Now?" of AMC's The Walking Dead.



Nothing is known about the lives of the Whisperers prior to or as the outbreak began. It is likely some members, like "Alpha" and her daughter, knew each other.


At some point after the outbreak, these survivors discovered an ingenious way to be protected from walker attacks by killing the walkers and using their skins to mask their scents in order to move freely among their herds. They also use this disguise in order to attack other survivor camps and settlements. The group communicates whilst moving among herds by whispering with gruff voices, hence their name, similar to what a walker may sound like if it could talk. At some point, a woman known only as "Alpha" became their leader, with a man known only as "Beta" serving as her right hand and the group's second in command.

Season 9

"Who Are You Now?"

Whilst escaping from a herd of walkers in the woods, Eugene and Rosita eventually slide down a small hill and cover themselves with mud to mask their scents from the approaching herd. After covering themselves, the two are horrified to hear what sounds like speaking walkers. One is heard asking "Where are they?", while another replies "They must be close. Don't let them get away." Unbeknownst to them, the "walkers" that are speaking are not walkers at all, but Whisperers who have been leading the herd in pursuit of the pair.


The Whisperers will appear in this episode.


The Whisperers will appear in this episode.


  • "Alpha" - (Leader)
  • "Beta" - (Second-in-Command)
  • Lydia
  • Many unnamed members

Killed Victims

  • Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people.


TV Series

Season 9


  • A first glimpse of the Whisperers can be seen at the end of the Season 9 San Diego Comic-Con Trailer being part of a herd, one of them is heard "whispering".
    • "Whispering" is their way of communicating while walking among the dead, it's a slow, drawn out, groaning speech pattern. They sound like walkers would, if walkers could talk.
  • When asked about the look of the Whisperers in the TV Series, Greg Nicotero said the following: "We looked at the comic book and in that they look like their faces are melting. They have added weight to them but we didn’t really want to do that but there’s no digital augmentation to the Whisperers." He added: "They’re really cool and I stand on set and take photos all the time but you can’t take a bad picture of them. We built the brow just far enough down the mask that it makes a shadow over the eyes and when they stand there they look creepy."[2]
  • The Season 3 episode "Clear" contains a scene that foreshadows the Whisperers:
    • Morgan Jones, in a deluded rant, screams to Rick Grimes about "People wearing dead people's faces!".
    • It has been confirmed by the Chief Content Officer of the franchise, Scott Gimple, that this line was totally accidental and a coincidence. "That definitely predated my knowledge of the Whisperers, because they were not at all in the book yet.", Gimple said. "Maybe that could wind up being a reference."


TV Series Characters
Grimes Family JudithRick Jr.RickCarlLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesGlennAndreaMerleTheodoreMirandaLouisElizaDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home MiguelFelipeJorgeGuillermoGilbert
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
The Living NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMrs. RichardsMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonMr. RichardsOwenErynKarenGregMiltonStevensRowanEileenFosterBettyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTimEmily
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Military Personnel WellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCallaway
Prison Newcomers BobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloePatrickZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielAbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronEnidBarbaraScottRobinsonNoraHeathBobBruceTobinKent AnnaMikeyFrancineSpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamDavidBetsyNicholasTommyAnnieWillSturgessBarnesRichardsHollyMichaelStacySamanthaJefferyBobbyNatalieErinShellyDineshO'HaraCharlyneDanAdrianParkCarterPeteRegAidenEric
The Wolves OwenAphid
The Saviors NeganLauraAldenGracieD.J.SherryDwightAmberTanyaFrankieMarkGinaPotterJoséBrookeMelJohnRegina JedNorrisArat JustinSimonDukeLanceGaryReillyJaredEvanKatyKenoDerekDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoHuckWadeCamNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanMilesJiroPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
Hilltop Colony PaulBertieKalEduardoOscarMarcoTammyEarlHershelGregoryKennethCraigCrystalWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneHenryNabilaJennyDanaKevinKurtAlvaroDanielColtonRichardBenjamin
Oceanside RachelCyndieBeatriceKathyNatania
The Scavengers AnneTamielBrionFarronWinslow
Georgie's Group HildaMidgeGeorgie
Magna's Group MagnaLukeConnieKellyYumiko
The Whisperers AlphaLydiaBeta
Miscellaneous Survivors SiddiqGageWilhelmEastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals Daryl's DogNellyShivaTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneHannahSummerEddie
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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