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This article is about the Novel Series character. You may be looking for his appearance in the Comic Series, or his TV Series, Assault, or Road to Survival counterparts.

"There ain't no weak spots it's a fucking prison, Sherlock!"
—Tyreese to The Governor[src]

Tyreese is a comic-adapted character and an antagonist first encountered in The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor.


Location Unknown

For Tyreese's whereabouts prior to or as the outbreak began:

Main Article: Tyreese (Comic Series)


Main Article: Tyreese (Comic Series)

The Fall of the Governor

Tyreese and The Governor have a slight interaction, along with Lilly Caul. Tyreese accepts his fate, but still tries to annoy his hijackers; he headbutts The Governor while handcuffed and tells the two a story from the Bible, which causes Lilly to snap and hit Tyreese in the forehead. Gabriel and the soldiers take the captured and wounded Tyreese back to camp and The Governor proceeds to tie him up and places him on a truck.


Killed By

After Rick and the group decide not to give into the Governor's demands, he uses Michonne's katana, and slowly cuts off Tyreese's head until it's fully decapitated.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Tyreese has killed:


Novel Series

The Fall of the Governor - Part Two


  • Tyreese is afraid of the dark, suffering from nyctophobia.
  • In The Fall of the Governor, Tyreese is revealed to be somewhat religious.
  • Tyreese is one of the few celebrities encountered in the Comic Series.
  • Tyreese is one of the playable characters in The Walking Dead Board Game.
  • Tyreese is one of the few characters Robert Kirkman misses and regrets killing.
    • Kirkman about Tyreese's death in Letter Hacks:
      "Tyreese has been one of my favorite characters in the book for a long time. I'm just as sorry to see him go as, I'm sure, a lot of you reading this are...While some deaths in this series are very spur of the moment actions that I try not to think through (because it makes things more spontaneous, like real life) Tyreese's death has been planned almost since his introduction. It's always been something I've known about and have been working toward. It will have great impact on the series and well, frankly...nobody lives forever in this book. Nobody. So these things will continue to happen for the duration of the series. Characters have to die...that's just how the book works. So while I will miss Tyreese, I have the luxury of knowing what's ahead for the rest of the crew in this book, and so I know things will be okay. So, uh...don't flip out."
Novel Series Characters
Timothy's Group TimothyAlicia
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family April Tara David
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
Woodbury David Tiffany Mercy Jenny TylerBarbaraGloriaSpeedMatthewBenRobbieAlyssaSaulNathanMatthewCalvinMarianneElizabethLydiaDavyHapCaesarAustinDeanJohnnyEarlJaredJamesonDennyLouHinesTravisHaynesMillerJohnnyRedSmittyTomClintAliceGusGabrielDonDanielTeddyBartRudyCharlieRaymondEricJamesAndyAlexEvanJakeRonnieArloJohnnyBruceSamStevensEugeneHaroldTommyManningTaggertBroylesSwedeStevieStinsonSamTreyGeneDetroit
Tent City Lilly Donna Ruthie Mary Lydia Harlan Dick BobScottMeganJoshuaChadSarah
Christina's Group ChristinaMike
Meriwether County Correctional Facility Rick Michonne Glenn Carl Maggie Andrea Dale HershelLoriJudithBillyPatriciaAxelAndrewTyreese
Dupree Family Lucas Bethany ThomasCalvinMeredith
Pentecostal People of God HaroldJeremiahReeseStephenMaryNoelleEmma
Calvary Baptist Church Norma
Most Holy Redeemer Parish James Melissa Rory Molly MilesLelandLouisThurstonEarlChesterPatrick
Haralson Ashley Chelsea Bobby Trudy Jack FrankJamieCaleb
Woodbury Newcomers JinxIanJackRudyLindaClintMay
Moreland CooperMike
Atlanta Medical Center Doe TheodoreLawrenceCallumGlennCamo PantsSonnySoamesRaymondDaniels
Sixteenth Street Sophie Connie Bradley Lyle EveMartinBurtFredJohnny
Ile de la Lumiére Rafael
Stack Family JenniferKourtneyKaylaJohn
Spencer-Lee's Camp Cindy Teddy Spencer-LeeDanielSallyBarretAntoineRonnieDinaFitz
Chen Family AhuiWenzhu
Beacon of Light ElenaHengyenFangLinFrançoisDagangWangQingweiGuoWeizhenHaoboWangfaLankui LinnangHaihongTaijianChowLubinMing
The Grove MeiliXupinGuanShanshanShenyangHuangmangHongLoLiBiyingHuangyiJincaiChima
The Smokers Jiafeng
Heaven Monks LǎopóPing
Animals GypsySheckyArrow
Jiāngshī MaribelleBobby
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.