Leadership or Power is a recurring theme in The Walking Dead. It involves an individual or a group of individuals being given the responsibility of making decisions for the group they're a part of. Leadership can come about naturally (people simply start following the person they see as having the highest authority), through an election, or through a bloody power struggle and repression.


Comic Series

TV Series


Fear The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Video Game

Dead Reckoning

Survival Instinct

Social Game

  • Shane runs the group as they wait for the military to arrive. (Social Game)
  • The player can lead a scouting party. (Social Game)
  • After Jackson goes missing, the protagonist will take over leadership of the camp. (Social Game)
  • Max, after being saved by the group, soon takes over the leadership role of the group, while the hero acts as a co-leader. (Social Game)
  • After the death of Dave and the disappearance of Randall, Harlan becomes the new leader of their group. (Social Game)


Novel Series

Abstract BetrayalCliffhangersDenialDepressionDistrustDiscriminationEnvyFearForeshadowingForgivenessHumanityHumorHopePrideRegretReligionRevengeSacrificeSanitySecrecy
Realistic AmputationsCamouflageCannibalismDecapitationsFramingHeroismLeadershipMercy KillingNicknamesPunishmentRapeSuicideTeamwork
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