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"If you're there, if you can hear me. I want you to listen and listen good. I thought I needed you to be dead for this to work... but I don't. I just need them to think you are, which they will. Cause if you even try the tiniest bit to convince them otherwise, I will add them to this pile, one by one."
—Virginia on the walkie talkie to Morgan.[src]

Virginia, commonly referred to as Ginny, is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. She is the leader of the Pioneers, as well as their headquarters in Lawton, Oklahoma, and is the sister of Dakota. She serves as the primary antagonist of the second half of Season 5 and the first half of Season 6.

Pre-Apocalypse

Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Virginia's life prior to or as the outbreak began, other than she was an efficiency expert that was hired to assess what was redundant in a company and eliminate jobs that weren't necessary. She comes from a corporate climate where there is a clear chain of command. She also had a younger sister named Dakota.[1]

Post-Apocalypse

Season 5

"Leave What You Don't"

In a flashback, Virginia and some of her pioneers encounter a grieving Logan on the side of the road. She introduces herself and asks if Logan was the one who was trying to help a young woman, offering their condolences. She says she's been keeping tabs on him and shares his vision. "We can get from yesterday to tomorrow," Virginia says grinning as Logan's expression changes.

In the present, Virginia and her pioneers grow impatient of Logan's efforts to obtain control of the oil rigs and she decides to kill them. She then talks with members of the caravan and reveals she's been watching them and suggests they could all help each other. She can help each one of them in exchange for keeping the oil fields running. They refuse so she orders her people to prepare to kill them. Luciana offers to stay to help them make gas if she lets the rest go. Virginia agrees and tells everyone her offer's still on the table when they want to take it. 

"Today and Tomorrow"

Virginia and her pioneers arrive at Paradise Ridge with one of the trucks of the convoy. She and her group then discover Morgan and Althea in a pool, and she sarcastically compliments them on their entrance. Virginia has them taken to an apartment. The next morning, Virginia visits them and introduces herself, explaining she watched their tapes. Morgan asks about Janis and Virginia explains she took off shortly after Tom. She also assures them their friends are fine, except for Logan.

Virginia tells Morgan he should speak to a psychologist on her community about losing his family. Al cuts in and asks if one of her settlements has helicopters, but Virginia asks where she got that crazy idea. Afterward, Virginia escorts them to the gate and hands Morgan his repaired staff as a gift. She reminds them they can always join her group but they ignore her and walk away.

"Channel 5"

In a video montage, Virginia interviews several people who praise her actions of helping those in need. She promises to build something bigger and better, claiming she and her group hold the key to a safer future where they can help each other. "Pick up the walkie, channel 5," she tells the viewers.

Sometime later, as Morgan's group tries to cross a bridge, Virginia drives up and offers to help, explaining she's been following them and can't believe they used extra resources to help Grace. She turns to Dwight and tells him that one of her people broke bread with Sherry a couple of months ago and that he should trust her since he didn't reveal Sherry's name in their tape. Dwight points his gun at her but Morgan talks him down.

Virginia insists what she is doing will keep more people alive and tells Morgan's group they can join her if they want, but no one steps forward. Strand mocks her, which leads Virginia to order her people to shoot their guns in the air so a nearby herd finds them. She reminds them to give her a holler if they need help and drives away.

"End of the Line"

Virginia answers Morgan's radio call and says she is happy to hear from him. She reveals she knew about the site because she tried to help the residents but they rejected her and got killed. Virginia then suggests she'll split them up in her settlements instead and Morgan agrees to let her help them. Unknowingly to them, Virginia also sends a group of horses to assist the group and ensure their survival.

Sometime later, Virginia and her pioneers arrive in a SWAT truck-leading caravan. Morgan asks her to take care of his people and not sacrifice any of them. She reluctantly agrees. That night, the group gets separated and driven away into different settlements. Virginia sends Grace away with a doctor to check on her as she and Morgan confess their mutual feeling, leaving them alone.

Virginia pulls out a revolver and tells Morgan he's staying. "You don't have to do this," Morgan says before swinging his stick at her. He connects with her face but gets shot through the chest in the process. Virginia tosses his staff as he crawls back towards the church. She points the gun at him again only to fire a blank. Virginia then gets a call from the doctor informing her Grace isn't sick, she's just pregnant and malnourished. Morgan tells her she was wrong to say they didn't have a future. She says she hopes he dies before jumping into her jeep and driving away as a small herd approaches the defenseless Morgan.

Season 6

"The End Is the Beginning"

Virginia is first heard on the radio contacting Emile Laroux. She places a bounty on Morgan, stating that she does not know if he is dead or alive, and is assured by Emile that she will know soon.

Virginia is seen toward the end arriving at a roadblock of corpses. Stepping out of Althea's SWAT vehicle, she approaches the box with Morgan's name labeled on it and opens it, though, to her surprise, she is greeted with Emile's severed head, laughing in reaction. She makes contact with Emile's radio, threatening Morgan by saying she will kill his group one by one if Morgan attempts to make contact with them. She is left shocked when Morgan answers, telling her that he is dead and she is dealing with somebody else now.

"Welcome to the Club"

Virginia is first seen haircut from Daniel and has Strand and Alicia brought to her. They try to greet their friend, but to their shock, he doesn't recognize them. Virginia explains that Daniel was hellbent on getting Skidmark back, and lost his memory in the resulting altercation. Virginia then reprimands Victor for assaulting a ranger, and decrees that they will be assigned to a job that better suits their talents, pulling Alicia's sharpened gun mount out of the drawer. She hands it over to Hill, and warns Victor to not squander another opportunity, before leaving.

Virginia sends Alicia and Strand to a warehouse full of walkers covered in sticky Molasses as a punishment where she tests them. Later, she is seen with her group at the warehouse after being told her sister, Dakota was there. After the sisters are reunited, Victor tells Ginny that the others were acting on his behest, so she should only punish him. Virginia questions why she would do that, since he accomplished his mission and cleared the sugar plant. When Victor points out there was nothing in the plant, Ginny explains that what she wanted wasn't in the plant after all, but was him all along, i.e. a true leader. She congratulates him and the others on a job well done, and exemplifies this as how they survive. She also tells Victor that he just formed them an army. When asked what the army is for, she says that she will reveal it in time. Victor asks how she expects the workers to follow her, since she isn't very popular among them, but Ginny says that is his job, and hands him a key that authorizes him to use his soldiers however he sees fit, but that they need to be ready for when she calls upon them.

"The Key"

Virginia is seen when John secures the scene of Cameron's death, and stops a couple of rangers from removing his corpse. However, she overrules him, not wanting to rile people up. She also believes it to have been an accident, since she is familiar with Cameron's drinking habits. John thinks the death warrants investigation, but Virginia brushes it off, although she comments John for his diligence.

Virginia is visited by John and tells her that he doesn't believe the death was an accident, as the fence is too far from the house and it didn't seem like Cameron was drinking, since the bottle of moonshine he had in his house was full. When Virginia asks who could have pushed Cameron into the fence, John presents the earring he found, deducing that it belongs to the killer. Virginia recounts how, in the first settlement she lived in, a man murdered his friend over a can of tuna. To make an example, the town elders tied the murderer to a stake outside the walls and left him over night with loud music blasting from speakers next to him. Predictably, by morning he was completely devoured by the dead. Virginia asserts that she doesn't want this for Lawton, which John agrees with, but still wants to investigate the death. Virginia allows this, but asks John to keep it quiet, as the people are only as safe as they believe to be. John agrees that making people feel like they're safe is good, but thinks actually keeping them safe is better. Virginia concedes to this, and promises to double the patrols until they can figure it out.

When John is talking to Dakota about Cameron, Virginia cuts her off, who asks her sister to go home. The conversation is interrupted by the shouts of a ranger. When John and the others arrive to the scene, they find Janis being detained and held at gunpoint by Marcus and some other rangers. Marcus explains that they caught Janis trying to sneak out of the settlement. Virginia orders Hill to check Janis' bag. When he empties it, Virginia rummages through the contents and discovers a matching earring to the one John found earlier and orders Janis to be locked up.

Virginia offers John a strawberry sandwich, but he is unable to eat in due to his cavities. She congratulates John on a job well done, as they might have never caught Janis if she didn't take his advice and doubled the patrols. John, however, says that Janis denies the earrings are hers. She is unconvinced, reminding John that Janis tried to run during Cameron's funeral. Ha acknowledges how it looks, but wishes to investigate further, as he didn't even get to inspect the body. Virginia is unmoved, and hypothesizes that John has a personal interest in seeing Janis go free. She reveals that, thanks to Cameron, she knows about the letters John smuggled to June via Janis, and has read every single one of them. Virginia tells him not to worry, however, as the letters prove he is devoted to the Pioneer way of life. Switching topics, John asks what will happen to Janis, but Ginny simply replies that an example will need to be made. She urges John to go home and get some rest, and thinks his father would be proud of the work John has done. Outside, John is greeted by Dakota, but their conversation is interrupted by Virginia, who orders Dakota to get back into the house.

Virginia arrives for a confession, Janis willingly states she killed him and is scheduled to be executed in the morning. Afterwards, when asked why she would falsely admit to it, she tells John that she simply has nobody left to live for. John, in an effort to save Janis, plans to help release her overnight, telling Victor about his plan. However, Victor reveals the plan to Virginia before it can be carried out and Janis' execution is done prematurely. Later, John stand by Virginia as she sings his praises to the people of Lawton. She gives him a key and names him a Ranger. He accepts.

"Bury Her Next to Jasper's Leg"

Virginia will appear in this episode.

"Damage From the Inside"

Virginia will appear in this episode.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Virginia has killed:

Appearances

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream

Trivia

  • Virginia and her group are the first antagonists on Fear The Walking Dead to kill another group of antagonists, namely Logan and his crew.
  • Virginia and her group are the first antagonists of Fear The Walking Dead to succeed more than one season as primary antagonists.
  • Virginia is the first main antagonist in the entire franchise to survive a zombie bite through amputation.

References

Fear The Walking Dead Characters
Clark Family AliciaNicholasMadison
Manawa Family TravisChristopherElizabeth
Los Angeles AdamPatrickDouglasMariaCynthiaAmirDennisNedaMr. PosadaMrs. PosadaWilliamHectorSusanPeterJoannaGladysMr. CruzJontiCalvinGloria
Paul R. Williams High School TobiasRussellBrandonArtMatt
L.A.P.D. GonzalesLaneHendersonFinleyRichards
Salazar Family DanielOfeliaGriselda
National Guard Compound VictorAndrewDavidsonColeRichardsCastroHodgesScottMcElroyJonesJohnsonFrenchGraceBethanyShihKuchenMelvinWillimasMoyersVrakking
Catrina Island, California SethGeorgeHarryMelissaWilla
Flight 462 AlexJakeMichaelAlanTomIan
Connor's Pirates JackVidaConnorBenBreannahReed
Celia's Group SofiaJuanJorgeLuisCeliaThomas
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California JavierRamonVazquezMiguel
La Manas Gael
Brandon's Group BrandonDerekJames
Suarez Family ElíasAngelicaBenitoSara
La Colonia LucianaReynaldoAlejandroAnaLauraFranciscoOlivieroAlonso
Los Hermanos MarcoAntonioRamiro
Rosarito Beach Hotel ElenaHectorAvaIleneAndrésOscarJessicaMrs. DiazCharles
Broke Jaw Ranch TroyChristineErinPatBobBlakeDaxKerryStanGabePaulMrs. TwomeyJakeCooperTerranceJeremiahJosephJimmieGretchenKathyVernonMikePhilMarthaRussellCharleneWillyTracy
Gonzalez Dam LolaEverardoEfraínDanteOthónJ.C.Pablito
Black Hat Reservation QaletaqaLeeMartaJoséJohnKlah
El Bazar MariaJohnnyMatarifeEddie
The Proctors JohnNineteenNineEleven
Texas JohnAltheaJuneDwightTessWesSlimRyanMollyEdCharlesSerenaBenQuinnEmileWalter
Virginia MorganPaulCarolRick
Leland's Group LelandHardyBill
Dell Diamond Baseball Stadium ColeVivianDouglas
The Vultures CharlieMelvinEdgarIngridEnnis
Mississippi WendellSarahMarthaJimHank
C&L Freight Services RollieDorisLoganClaytonPurvisStevie
Camp Cackleberry DylanMaxAnnie
Civic Republic Military IsabelleBeckett
Lonestar Power & Light GraceRobertMichael
The Caravan PhilippePeteDom
Temple B'nai Israel Jacob
The Pioneers VirginiaJamesEllenCleveKennethTerrenceHillMarcusDakotaSamuelsRegTerryMary AnneMalcolmHoltPaigeJanisCameronSanjayAdrienneBenJebTom
Texas Dam RachelMorganIsaac
Creative Visionaries Agency NoraLeeMichaelMark
The Outcasts SherryOswald
Miscellaneous Survivors DianaBetaStevenMr. MagañaMrs. Magaña
Animals RufusSkidmark
Walkers SullivanRandallShelbyEllenSalyanTintosJohnsonChristinaKimberly
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