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Secrecy is a recurring theme in The Walking Dead. It usually concerns a character or group that doesn't reveal certain information to other people.

Occurrences

Comic Series

  • Lori Grimes hid her relationship with Shane from her husband Rick, though he figured it out eventually. (Comic Series)
  • Rick Grimes asks Glenn to not tell Lori that Rick was almost bitten. (Issue 4)
  • Rick asks Dale to keep the fact that it's Christmas a secret. (Issue 7)
  • Dexter fails to mention the armory in A-Block during his tour of the prison. (Issue 14)
  • Rick initially kept the circumstances of Chris' death a secret. (Issue 15)
  • Rick initially keeps the fact that he deliberately killed Dexter a secret. (Issue 19)
  • The Governor never revealed his true nature to the residents of Woodbury. (Comic Series)
  • Carl Grimes hid the fact that he killed Ben from the group. (Issue 61)
  • Eugene Porter refuses to disclose details about the outbreak. (Issue 54)
  • Eugene revealed that he was not working with the government, after a long time of keeping it secret. (Issue 67)
  • After stealing some guns from the armory, Rick tells Glenn to distribute the guns to some of the survivors while keeping them a secret from the rest. (Issue 73)
  • Nicholas, along with Spencer and Olivia, secretly starts plotting to overthrow Rick. (Issue 88)
  • Dwight and another savior decided not to reveal to Negan that Jesus had escaped from the back of their jeep. (Issue 104)
  • Dwight starts working for Rick and the Militia as a double agent. (Issue 108)
  • Paul, Rick, and Ezekiel conspire to attack the Saviors and kill Negan. (Issue 108)
  • Rick's plan to attack the Sanctuary is a mystery to the most survivors. The only people to know about it are Paul, Ezekiel, Andrea, and Carl. (March to War)
  • Eugene not revealing to anyone he had contacted Stephanie on his radio. (Issue 152)
  • Dwight has Rick, Pamela and their entourage secretly followed by the Alexandria Military. (Issue 181)

TV Series

Webisodes

Video Game

Dead Reckoning

Survival Instinct

Social Game

TBA

Novel Series

Themes
Abstract BetrayalCliffhangersDenialDepressionDistrustDiscriminationEnvyFearForeshadowingForgivenessHumanityHumorHopePrideRegretReligionRevengeSacrificeSanitySecrecy
Realistic AmputationsCamouflageCannibalismDecapitationsFramingHeroismLeadershipMercy KillingNicknamesPunishmentRapeSuicideTeamwork


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