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This article is about the Novel Series character. You may be looking for his appearance in the Comic Series. For other pages with the same name, see: Tom

"C’mon, we got them outnumbered! C’mon!—Let’s put these evil bastards out of their misery once and for all!—COME ON!!"
—Tom to his fellow soldiers.[src]

Tom Blanchford is a character featured in The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor. He is a resident of Woodbury and a member of the Woodbury Army. He is described as "a big mechanic from Macon", he is "a tall, rangy man with a shaved head".


Macon, Georgia

Nothing is known about Tom's life prior to or as the outbreak began except he was a mechanic from Macon.


Woodbury, Georgia

At some point after the outbreak began, Tom became a guard in Woodbury. The Governor often saw Tom on Martínez's crew, but never bothered to learn his name.

The Fall of the Governor - Part Two

"Doomsday Clock"

Main article: Tom Blanchford (Comic Series)

Tom takes part in the prison assault. He survives the first attack and retreats along with the rest of the militia. After the Governor orders the tank to drive over the fences, Lilly Caul turns around to see the remaining members of the militia coming out from behind the vehicles with their guns raised and ready. Tom has his back pressed against the side of his flatbed and urges his fellow soldiers to follow him inside the prison and finally put the evil inhabitants of this place out of their misery. Tom and six other surviving members of the Woodbury militia weave between the vehicles and make their way across the battlefield, over the mangled chain link fence, and into the prison.

Main article: Tom Blanchford (Comic Series)

Tom busily fires his assault rifle at the barred windows of the nearest building when the Governor approaches him and orders him to gather several men together and lead them inside the prison to find any survivors trying to hide. Tom obliges and asks what it is Philip wants him to do with them. Philip angrily orders him to waste them. Tom nods and runs off towards the other gunmen.

At dawn the next day, after Lilly killed the Governor, Lilly notices the prison corridors are quiet and free of the dead. She takes Austin Ballard, Matthew Hennesey and Ben Buchholz with her to look for anything useful where the group comes across the remains of Tom and two other men who were sent into the prison the previous afternoon. They now lie torn to shreds on the tiles, their torsos and extremities so mutilated that they’re unrecognizable as men. Their drying blood coats the floor and walls.


Killed By

As Lilly, Austin, Matthew and Ben search the corridor of the prison for supplies, they come across the remains of Tom and two other soldiers torn to shreds on the floor, their bodies devoured to the point where they're unrecognizable.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Tom has killed:

  • Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people


Brian Blake

The Governor knew of Tom and often saw him working on Martínez's crew, but never bothered to learn his name. Tom was very eager to kill the prison survivors as they followed the tank in towards the end of the assault, however he appeared intimidated by Philip, and questioned what it was he wanted his group to do if they found any survivors hiding, despite the answer being obvious.


Novel Series

The Fall of the Governor - Part Two

Doomsday Clock
The Fall