• Morgan never leaves the show, never goes to Texas, and stays for season 9. What do you think they could have done with his character? Given that Kang chose to focus on the core five (Rick/Daryl/Carol/Maggie/Michonne) I imagine he would have also made the cut in that list as a A-Lister, so probably would have had some significant story. 

    What do you think his role in the 'bridge arc' would have been? And what would he have been like after the six year timeskip? With Rick gone, who would his main character connections be with? 

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    • If Morgan stayed, I think he would definitely have a prominant role in the Kingdom, and would share quite a few scenes with Henry. He could have also gone with Henry to the Hilltop, to watch over him. Since Henry appears to be taking Carl's comic storyline, Morgan would definitely be one of the people going after him. He also could have been the main pike victim, instead of Ezekiel. His death would greatly impact Henry, but also Carol and Ezekiel.

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    • Like DalesRV said, Morgan would most likely reside at the Kingdom. He'd probably be more peaceful again, but this time wouldn't hesitate to kill, but not like a madman or just stand there convincing people that "all life is precious". He'd likely be on the DC run, would be at the bridge camp for a little. Side with our group of course during the conflict with Jed after Justin's death, and would likely be still in the Kingdom after 6 years. I do have to say, I wouldn't have a clue what to do with him in Episodes 1 - 6 for anything major, but in 907, he accompanies Carol and Henry to the Hilltop and helps Daryl and Henry. In Episode 8, I'd still have Earl be the one to be drinking, but in Episode 9 he takes the scenes with Henry instead of Morgan. At least, some of them, Daryl would still interogate Lydia.

      But truth be told, I'd have him have the Nicholas death from the comics back in Season 8. Carl lives, Morgan dies with the wish that Negan lives. The only thing that we'd have to change is Daryl and Rick's conversation in 904.

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    • I think in the first five episodes I'd have Morgan act as a mediator between the split between Rick's ideology and Maggie and Daryl's ideology. Have him work with both of them so that they could come together in the end. After that I'd have him leave and go to Fear. I just don't see the point of Morgan after that. Carol absolutely has to go to Hilltop and have Daryl be with Henry. If Morgan stayed he would have been shafted, so in the end it was kind of good he went to Fear.

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    • Most of the characters have had a dramatic shift or a new storyline open up, and I think Morgan needs a similar one. We're going to move away from his inner crisis and move towards a Morgan built on guilt. In the first part of the story he will help the others build the bridge, believing in Rick's dream, but is a high priority target for the Saviours as he killed so many of their kind. He's sent away from the camp for his own protection after he's attacked (leaving a big ol scar on his face) but returns to see the 'death' of Rick. 

      Cut to timeskip. We learn Morgan is still living at the Junkyard, but has turned the place into a home, looking something like a temple. Tapestries hang from the metalwork, and he has a watchtower over the surrounding lands. He has crops, animals (notably a cat, to contrast him from Daryl) and wears monk-like robes. If the show is really leaning into it's western themes this season, he's basically the Shaman. He's someone who's adopted peaceful ways, but still feels the pain of the past. Much like the other characters, he's very isolated and doens't want to be close to others. We're introduced to him in Stravidarius, where he's living his usual routine. When he sees a flare, he's the first to rescue Rosita, and brings her back to Hilltop. There's some tense reuinions, but he agrees to travel with the others to find Eugene. Him and Daryl do not get along (they are suprisingly similar and yet completely opposite) but work together by the end. After Jesus dies, he parts ways and returns to the junkyard, but spots Negan from his tower, and decides to trail him. I'm imagining him having an active part to play in Negan's redemption for the rest of the season, while also learning to work with the other communities again. 

      The aim is to 1) give him a new arc, and 2) up the post-apocalyptic feeling. I feel like this would do that

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    • Jaga 321 wrote: Most of the characters have had a dramatic shift or a new storyline open up, and I think Morgan needs a similar one. We're going to move away from his inner crisis and move towards a Morgan built on guilt. In the first part of the story he will help the others build the bridge, believing in Rick's dream, but is a high priority target for the Saviours as he killed so many of their kind. He's sent away from the camp for his own protection after he's attacked (leaving a big ol scar on his face) but returns to see the 'death' of Rick. 

      Cut to timeskip. We learn Morgan is still living at the Junkyard, but has turned the place into a home, looking something like a temple. Tapestries hang from the metalwork, and he has a watchtower over the surrounding lands. He has crops, animals (notably a cat, to contrast him from Daryl) and wears monk-like robes. If the show is really leaning into it's western themes this season, he's basically the Shaman. He's someone who's adopted peaceful ways, but still feels the pain of the past. Much like the other characters, he's very isolated and doens't want to be close to others. We're introduced to him in Stravidarius, where he's living his usual routine. When he sees a flare, he's the first to rescue Rosita, and brings her back to Hilltop. There's some tense reuinions, but he agrees to travel with the others to find Eugene. Him and Daryl do not get along (they are suprisingly similar and yet completely opposite) but work together by the end. After Jesus dies, he parts ways and returns to the junkyard, but spots Negan from his tower, and decides to trail him. I'm imagining him having an active part to play in Negan's redemption for the rest of the season, while also learning to work with the other communities again. 

      The aim is to 1) give him a new arc, and 2) up the post-apocalyptic feeling. I feel like this would do that

      No offense but your description of Morgan post time skip sounds like something out of Z Nation and that show was crap.

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    • JCB95 wrote:

      Jaga 321 wrote: Most of the characters have had a dramatic shift or a new storyline open up, and I think Morgan needs a similar one. We're going to move away from his inner crisis and move towards a Morgan built on guilt. In the first part of the story he will help the others build the bridge, believing in Rick's dream, but is a high priority target for the Saviours as he killed so many of their kind. He's sent away from the camp for his own protection after he's attacked (leaving a big ol scar on his face) but returns to see the 'death' of Rick. 

      Cut to timeskip. We learn Morgan is still living at the Junkyard, but has turned the place into a home, looking something like a temple. Tapestries hang from the metalwork, and he has a watchtower over the surrounding lands. He has crops, animals (notably a cat, to contrast him from Daryl) and wears monk-like robes. If the show is really leaning into it's western themes this season, he's basically the Shaman. He's someone who's adopted peaceful ways, but still feels the pain of the past. Much like the other characters, he's very isolated and doens't want to be close to others. We're introduced to him in Stravidarius, where he's living his usual routine. When he sees a flare, he's the first to rescue Rosita, and brings her back to Hilltop. There's some tense reuinions, but he agrees to travel with the others to find Eugene. Him and Daryl do not get along (they are suprisingly similar and yet completely opposite) but work together by the end. After Jesus dies, he parts ways and returns to the junkyard, but spots Negan from his tower, and decides to trail him. I'm imagining him having an active part to play in Negan's redemption for the rest of the season, while also learning to work with the other communities again. 

      The aim is to 1) give him a new arc, and 2) up the post-apocalyptic feeling. I feel like this would do that

      No offense but your description of Morgan post time skip sounds like something out of Z Nation and that show was crap.

      I have to agree.

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    • Fair enough, I can see exactly what you mean. It's definitely hard to imagine where he could be inserted when the season 1) was written without him and 2) isn't yet finished. The time jump made some huge changes, so it's very hard to place him. It needs to match what the other characters have currently going on in their stories: e.g. - - a whole new character arc - helping make the time Junp much more 'post apocalyptic/western' - enforcing the themes of dissonance and broken bonds.

      The safe bet would be to put him at the kingdom, but beyond that I can't see what he'd do, which is a testement to how little we really know about Morgan and his life. Take Fear- he became the main character of a new show, but we learnt nothing about him at all.

      I'll try again at a later point

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    • I don't know about if he stayed, but I think that if Morgan came back, it would be similar to Michonne's arc in the comics and how she's coming to terms with the idea that she could finally be normal after spending most of the apocalypse as a savage or how Rick (Michonne I guess) is letting Morgan know that he can actually be happy with life again.

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    • Probably be a supply runner or a messanger between communities. I feel like he could repair the animosity between communities.

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