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"Mama, it's all a big mistake! It wasn't me!"
—The police officer to Lee, quoting Thomas.[src]

Thomas Richards is a character mentioned in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season One.


Atlanta, Georgia

Before the outbreak, Thomas was caught red-handed for the murder of his wife, as he was found and apprehended by the police in the process of cutting her body to pieces to cover up the murder. After being sentenced, he was driven to Meriwether County Correctional Facility by a police officer. On the drive down, Thomas kicked and twisted in his seat "like a fussy baby on an airplane", as the officer puts it, and repeatedly insisted upon his innocence, crying and yelling, "Mama, it's all a big mistake! It wasn't me!" This is narrated by the police officer to Lee Everett, as he recalled that Thomas was "one of the worst" he had ever transported. The officer speculated that Thomas had fooled himself into believing that he didn't actually kill anyone.


Season 1

"A New Day"

Thomas is mentioned by officer while in the car, about how he killed his own wife, and then went crazy in the back seat, crying and saying it wasn't him. The officer uses him as an example to say "people will go mad when they believe their life is over."

Thomas' Fate

For the rest of the game, Thomas' whereabouts remain unknown, until his story continued in the Comic Series. For more details see:

Main article: Thomas Richards (Comic Series)

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Thomas has killed:


  • His name is never mentioned in-game, but was confirmed by Telltale Games.
Unnamed or Unseen Characters
Rural Georgia Radio OfficerThomasBreckonSteveBurglarPolice OfficerResidentMrs. Richards
Save-Lots Bandits BartBandit 1Bandit 2Bandit 3Bandit 4Bandit 5Bandit 6Bandit 7
Stone Mountain High School Jenny
Savannah Fivel's FatherFivel's MotherHusbandWife
Crawford Molly's SisterHerman
Stranger's Family AdamStrangerElizabeth
Sam's Family Camp MotherDaughterFather
Howe's Hardware StanRadio SurvivorAnnouncerNick's MotherGeorge
Wellington Wellington Woman
Rashid's Family Daughter 1Daughter 2Vanessa
Monroe MikeColonist 3Colonist 4Colonist 5Colonist 1Colonist 2
Scavenger Group Scavenger Man 1Scavenger Man 2
Prescott Female Villager
Richmond Guard 1Guard 2
The New Frontier Villager KidGuard 2Guard 4Guard 5Guard 7Guard 8Bandit 5Bandit 6Guard 1Guard 9Guard 6Guard 3Bandit 4Bandit 3Bandit 2Bandit 1
Ericson's Boarding School HeadmasterJustinTherissaJasperErinJoeyMaddieLamarAlexDeweyTreyStephanie
Miscellaneous Lee's Ex-WifeAlfredBroadcasterMrs. MooreT.J.AbigailDonnaCarlosSteveEllenDierceVanessa's DaughterDavid's Ex-WifeBaseball KidViolet's GrandmotherDonnaGirlJaimeTrain EngineerMacSenator
Animals Ruby's HorseGeoffKingdom HorseClementine's HorsePeanutFranklin
Walkers Notable Zombies
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in gray and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive, or are left with unknown status.