• Rosita's death is the biggest death we have seen since Glenn. She has been with the group since issue 53 (just 9 shy of 100 issues), is one of the dynamic trio (Abraham's group: the group that changed everything), the former girlfriend of Abraham (who was Rick's second wingman), and the PREGNANT girlfriend of Eugene (who has become extremely major). Despite this, her death was not the stinger for issue 144. Her head was the second to last one we saw. Instead the issue ends on the head of friggin' Ezekiel! I know Ezekiel was a fan favorite, but the guy has not been around as long as Rosita, and is not as important as her. He had a pet tiger, and was Michonne's thirty millionth boyfriend, and that was it. We have already seen Michonne grieve over both Tyreese and Morgan (both of which were far more interesting, well developed, and realistic characters); this is just another day in the life of Michonne. Eugene has lost Abraham, and is about to lose his pregnant girlfriend. He has never experienced this before, and her death is going to have a far bigger impact than Ezekiel's. Rosita should have been the stinger, but because Ezekiel is one of those "over the top" characters who got a massive following for simply being "totally radical maaan", his death was supposed to be the "big shocker". Don't want to rub salt in the wounds of his fans, but Rosita's death was a million times more important and tragic. I wouldn't be surprised if in a future issue, if both Maggie and Jesus die, Kirkman will quickly gloss over Maggie's death and dedicate the final panel to showing Jesus surrounded in an aura of awesome, giving one final bro fist. I know this may seem nitpicky, and I am sure the aftermath of Rosita's death will be impactful, but I just found it insulting that Kirkman treated Ezekiel's death reveal like the biggest gut punch.

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    • Also yes, I know Ezekiel leads The Kingdom. Still, The Kingdom is nowhere near as relevant as the other settlements in the series. Rosita is more important to our core group, which is what matters the most in fiction. 

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    • idk both were shocking and I liked both of the deaths.

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    • Don't get me wrong, Ezekiel's death was impactful. He was still a fairly important recurring character. Rosita's was far more tragic and shocking though, and should have been the stinger.

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    • I think that, for Rick, Ezekiel's death was the most terrible since he's one of the leaders and he helped him a lot during All out war. So the 'cliffhanger' shock-point was focussed on Ezekiel because we were with Rick at the time, Eugene was far away. But I'd go and guess that, in the next issues, yes we will see Michonne sad, but we will definitely see Eugene way more sad and angry than her.

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    • My question, is how the hell did Alpha manage to successfully decapitate 12 people without anyone knowing what happened?

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    • Gman1108 wrote:
      My question, is how the hell did Alpha manage to successfully decapitate 12 people without anyone knowing what happened?

      including Ezekiel wich was a melee fighting specialist (of sorts)

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    • Hammerhat wrote:
      I think that, for Rick, Ezekiel's death was the most terrible since he's one of the leaders and he helped him a lot during All out war. So the 'cliffhanger' shock-point was focussed on Ezekiel because we were with Rick at the time, Eugene was far away. But I'd go and guess that, in the next issues, yes we will see Michonne sad, but we will definitely see Eugene way more sad and angry than her.

      i agree, Rosita might have been more important to the readers, Ezekiel was one of the four leaders. wich means that the Kingdom is leaderless now. 

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    • Ezekiel was a bit more important than Rosita... Rosita did not have a lot of screen time, but I more liked her than Ezekiel... She was great, and yeah, Abraham´s group changed everythang... She was with them for a long fucking time, she was hot, but a great character... She was strong... Her death will bring some heavy shits... I hope that Eugene will kill Alpha the worst way...

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    • Ikr, when I was reading and saw Rosita's head, I put the issue down and just sat there with my jaw hanging down. I mean, in the end she had a longer lifespan than Dale, Lori, Tyreese, and more. Then when I turned the page and they showed the flowing dreds, I thought "it has to be Michonne. The only person with dredlocks and is a bigger character than Ezekiel; must be Michonne. And then I turned and saw the splashpage of Ezekiel, and I flattly said "oh". 

      Rosita was pregnant and had a lifespan of 91 Issues. She deserved a shared page (half the page her head, the other Ezekiel's).

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    • Maybe Kirkman wanted people to think Ezekiel was Michonne

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    • Is Rosita really that significant? She managed to appear in 46 or 48 issues (I'm not quite sure) out of 91 issues and in nearly half of these issues, she had no lines or maybe a line or two (For comparison, Abraham appeared in 43 issues out of 46 issues and he was introduced the same time as her). She had absolutely no important role beside sleeping with Abraham, acting like a total b*tch when he broke up with her, having relationship with Eugene and getting pregnant by sleeping with another man. Lifespan is not everything. Gabriel was also introduced early but out of 84 issues, he managed to appear in 20-30 issues

      Comic Rosita is the perfect example why I prefer most of the TV characters. At least TV Rosita has a bit more active role or at least more dialogue.

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    • Questlord195 wrote:
      Is Rosita really that significant? She managed to appear in 46 or 48 issues (I'm not quite sure) out of 91 issues and in nearly half of these issues, she had no lines or maybe a line or two (For comparison, Abraham appeared in 43 issues out of 46 issues and he was introduced the same time as her). She had absolutely no important role beside sleeping with Abraham, acting like a total b*tch when he broke up with her, having relationship with Eugene and getting pregnant by sleeping with another man. Lifespan is not everything. Gabriel was also introduced early but out of 84 issues, he managed to appear in 20-30 issues

      Comic Rosita is the perfect example why I prefer most of the TV characters. At least TV Rosita has a bit more active role or at least more dialogue.

      The only bitch there was Holly, Rosita was not acting like bitch, she was just sad, cuz she found out Abe never loved her... And yeah, she did not have a lot of screen time, no lot of lines, but she was a good character, and I think that her death was planned since she first appeared

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    • I feel like Olivias was underplayed. I am glad they at least made her first one shown and not like randomly in the middle. She has been around a long time too, and I feel like her death left a lot more questions than Rositas and Ezekiels. Don't get me wrong, I deffinatley do not think she hould've been the stinger XD I just feel like hers should've been like just there and the group noticed and was like "What the hell.." then they looked over to see all the other heads, ending with Rosita.Screw Ezekiel tbh, I feel like she was much stronger than Ezekiel. Ezekiel cried over a damn tiger that would've died soon anyways, where as Rosita stayed strong and fought the whole time during all out war, and although she was emotional after what Abraham did and hus death, she blew it off quite quickly and continued to be one of the strong female charcaters, I feel like they are just shoving it in our faces that Michonne loses everyone, well what about Eugene?!?! He finally gets what we're led to believe is the girl of his dreams, and then she gets decapetated and stuck on a pyke. She was also like... one of ricks last few people left. there were only five people left that he's known longer than her. Maggie, Carl, Andrea, Sophia and Michonne. I mean, sure out of them he wasn't as close to her as his initial family, Maggie and Michonne. BUt still, I mean if Eugene died, Rick would throw a shitfit, when he has known him just as long as Rosita. Another thing about Oliva: She was one of the THREE original members of alexandria, and tbh: I feel like she still had more to offer, I feel she'd've been more pissed about what is to come with negan that Maggie, and possibly Dwight. Just a little rant I had there, but seriously, those three deaths were all sad, just found Rositas sadder. Im also sad about Amber and Carson, but I feel like they went at a good time :/

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    • Can't eat because of Rosita's face and Eugene's emotions. Shit this heart of mine :( 

      ALPHA needs to die real hard, maybe raped by Negan then she will be skinned off, and will be fed by the zombie the Whisperers gatherd at that building.

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    • ThisIsTaboada wrote:
      Can't eat because of Rosita's face and Eugene's emotions. Shit this heart of mine :( 

      ALPHA needs to die real hard, maybe raped by Negan then she will be skinned off, and will be fed by the zombie the Whisperers gatherd at that building.

      Negan doesn't rape. And you shouldn't really wish anyone to be raped. 

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    • IRKMAN. SEXIST? MUCH!  You got you're answer.

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    • Annatwink wrote:
      IRKMAN. SEXIST? MUCH!  You got you're answer.

      nice self kudos you got there

      also, if you're calling Robert Kirkman a sexist, you either don't know the meaning of the word or haven't read the comics.

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    • Colourful Walker wrote:

      Annatwink wrote:
      IRKMAN. SEXIST? MUCH!  You got you're answer.

      nice self kudos you got there

      also, if you're calling Robert Kirkman a sexist, you either don't know the meaning of the word or haven't read the comics.

      </div your sarcasm doesn't negate the fact that the white male characters are the only ones ( in the comic's) with any depth.
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    • Annatwink wrote:

      Colourful Walker wrote:

      Annatwink wrote:
      IRKMAN. SEXIST? MUCH!  You got you're answer.
      nice self kudos you got there

      also, if you're calling Robert Kirkman a sexist, you either don't know the meaning of the word or haven't read the comics. </div your sarcasm doesn't negate the fact that the white male characters are the only ones ( in the comic's) with any depth.


      In that case, you clearly haven't read the comics. Look at characters like Andrea, Tyreese, Maggie, Lilly, Sophia, Michonne, Morgan, Ezekiel, Gabriel (and more), they have so much depth to them (okay, Michonne is arguable). 

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    • Colourful Walker wrote:
      Annatwink wrote:

      Colourful Walker wrote:


      Annatwink wrote:
      IRKMAN. SEXIST? MUCH!  You got you're answer.
      nice self kudos you got there

      also, if you're calling Robert Kirkman a sexist, you either don't know the meaning of the word or haven't read the comics. </div your sarcasm doesn't negate the fact that the white male characters are the only ones ( in the comic's) with any depth.


      In that case, you clearly haven't read the comics. Look at characters like Andrea, Tyreese, Maggie, Lilly, Sophia, Michonne, Morgan, Ezekiel, Gabriel (and more), they have so much depth to them (okay, Michonne is arguable). 

      Michonne surely has a depth to her (wink wink)

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    • LeonSGrimes wrote:
      Colourful Walker wrote:
      Annatwink wrote:

      Colourful Walker wrote:


      Annatwink wrote:
      IRKMAN. SEXIST? MUCH!  You got you're answer.
      nice self kudos you got there

      also, if you're calling Robert Kirkman a sexist, you either don't know the meaning of the word or haven't read the comics. </div your sarcasm doesn't negate the fact that the white male characters are the only ones ( in the comic's) with any depth.


      In that case, you clearly haven't read the comics. Look at characters like Andrea, Tyreese, Maggie, Lilly, Sophia, Michonne, Morgan, Ezekiel, Gabriel (and more), they have so much depth to them (okay, Michonne is arguable). 
      Michonne surely has a depth to her (wink wink)

      chaaaarrmiiiiing

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    • I agree, Rosita's head on the spike should've been the big reveal, she's been around way longer than Ezekiel and the fact that she was pregnant should've made her death even bigger.

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    • Rosita may have been in the comics longer than Ezekiel but compared to him she was an after thought who was rarely seen and hardly spoke.

      Whereby, if she died in the tv series it would be a bigger stick to the core group because the character was flesh out more

      At the end of the day no one MAJOR died under Alpha's hands. Kirkman chose relatively minor characters from all the communities not for the impact the deaths would have, just so that everyone would have a steak in the upcoming war

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