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Hope is a recurring theme in The Walking Dead. It occurs when a character feels optimistic about the future and/or wants the best outcome possible to transpire. It is a common theme that shows that the new, post apocalypse world doesn't have to be bleak and depressing.


Comic Series

TV Series

  • Glenn tells Rick Grimes "if I'm ever that far up shit creek, somebody would do the same for me," when he saves Rick from walker-infested tank. (Guts)

Video Game

  • Lee can choose to tell Mark that Kenny believes that there is still hope, something that Lilly disagrees with. (Starved For Help)
  • Lee tells Clementine that things will get back to normal one day, giving her hope. (Starved For Help)
  • Lee can confess to Clementine his hopes of one day having children of his own. (Starved For Help)
  • Clementine tells Lee that when they get to Savannah, she hopes her parents are okay. (Long Road Ahead)
  • Lee, Clementine and Kenny find a boat in the shed at the mansion, making the group more hopeful of escaping. (Around Every Corner)
  • Lee hopes that cutting his arm off will stop him from becoming a walker. (Determinant) (No Time Left)
  • Kenny constantly hopes that Wellington will be a safe haven for him and the group. (Season 2)

Social Game

  • After the main character goes out and finds much needed supplies for the camp, the survivors express their gratitude and expand the camp. (Social Game)
  • Kasumi hoped that she will find her missing husband. (Social Game)

Novel Series

Abstract BetrayalCliffhangersDenialDepressionDistrustDiscriminationEnvyFearForeshadowingForgivenessHumanityHumorHopePrideRegretReligionRevengeSacrificeSanitySecrecy
Realistic AmputationsCamouflageCannibalismDecapitationsFramingHeroismLeadershipMercy KillingNicknamesPunishmentRapeSuicideTeamwork
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