Mercy Killing is a recurring theme in The Walking Dead. It occurs when a person, usually bitten or too grievously injured to survive, is killed by another survivor in an act of mercy to spare the dying survivor's suffering. It occasionally occurs at the person's own request.

Occurrences

Comic Series

TV Series

Webisodes

Fear The Walking Dead

Video Game

Themes
Abstract BetrayalCliffhangersDenialDepressionDistrustDiscriminationEnvyFearForeshadowingForgivenessHumanityHumorHopePrideRegretReligionRevengeSacrificeSanitySecrecy
Realistic AmputationsCamouflageCannibalismDecapitationsFramingHeroismLeadershipMercy KillingNicknamesPunishmentRapeSuicideTeamwork
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