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"Killing one in order to save many is part of survival. It's one of the tough decisions that a weaker person couldn't make. It's why it falls to people like us to lead them to safety. Do you understand? Well, I wish it was different, I do. But they are weak... and we are strong. That's why it's our responsibility to shepherd the flock... to keep them safe. It's their nature to follow... not to lead."
—William Carver to Clementine[src]

William Carver, more commonly known as Bill or just Carver, is a main character and an antagonist who first appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Two. William is a ruthless, brutal, violent, tyrannical, and insane leader of a community built around an abandoned Howe's Hardware. He served as the primary antagonist of the first half of Season 2.


Carver is highly intelligent and charismatic, but also cunning, manipulative, sadistic, and ruthless. He firmly believes that people must be hardened in order to survive in the post-apocalyptic world, going so far as to murder people whom he deems a threat to his community, such as Reggie. He identifies himself as a leader, and frequently alludes to Darwinism when discussing the role of leaders to guide less capable people whose nature it is to follow others. He frequently attempts to sow mistrust and enmity among potential enemies, such as when he attempts to advise Clementine that the cabin survivors could not be trusted. Carver was relentless in his objectives and a brilliant tracker, evident in how he was able to track the cabin survivors to North Carolina from his camp in Tennessee.

Carver's charisma and intelligence also hide both an extremely violent and abusive streak and a twistedly warped sense of humor at the same time. Carver first displayed this aggressive nature when confronting Carlos, punching the man in the face for spitting on him after quipping "Nice to see you too", and later tortured him into submission, beating him and breaking his fingers. When taking the group back to his community, he had no qualms with hitting children, slapping Clementine to the floor. (Determinant) He also enjoyed forcing others to be violent, not minding Troy hitting Clementine and/or Sarita (Determinant) and forced Carlos to slap his daughter, Sarah, while joking around and saying that Troy's methods are "overzealous", before asking him if he is using that word right. Later, he heavily beat a captured Luke, bruising his ribs and face then (when Kenny claimed blame for a stolen radio) Carver used the radio to knock Kenny down before savagely beating Kenny so viciously that it may have caused brain damage and crippled his left eye, (which could very well be the reason for Kenny's instability afterwards) only stopping when Bonnie made him aware of a breach. Within the corner of Carver's office lies an extremely bloodied swivel chair, attached to a pair of handcuffs and placed over a sheet of plastic, which Bill uses as a makeshift interrogation and torture area. Alvin himself can be shown in the chair, completely drenched in blood and beaten within an inch of his life by Carver (Determinant). Carver's arrogant and psychopathic tendencies became more pronounced during his death, when he mockingly goaded Kenny into beating him with a crowbar, while also sadistically joking about his wounds that he gave him, as well as calling the survivors "sheep running out of the pen" as they leave him to die.

Carver's malicious torture techniques towards individuals he deems disloyal or expendable, as well as his tendency for murder, most likely contributed to the Cabin Group's immense fear and hatred towards him, culminating in their decision to escape from his camp twice. Carver justifies his actions by proclaiming they are for the sake of survivalism and that he wishes things were different. The extent of his insanity is noticeable when he stated he would rather shoot Rebecca and her unborn child (which he willfully believed was his) rather than let her take it away from him.

Carver's use of Darwinism foreshadowed the fate for most of the leaving survivors. Before being beaten, he refers to those leaving the room as "lambs to the slaughter" with no "shepherd to guide you". He also insults Carlos helping people leave, snidely joking to him and the others, "yeah, go on, let the sheep out of the pen. We'll see how long that lasts.". Subsequently, most of the survivors end up dead, a few determinately.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Carver's life prior to or as the outbreak began. He only mentions that he dislikes "Yankee weather" and had not been "north" prior to the apocalypse. Thus, he may have lived in the southern United States.


Season Two

It is unknown how he and the rest of his initial group members found Howe's Hardware or how he became the leader for approximately two years in the zombie apocalypse, but it's shown that he had a sexual encounter with Alvin's wife, Rebecca, who shortly thereafter became pregnant with a baby which he assumed to be his. He eventually began using Tavia to gather other survivors in surrounding areas. Bonnie stated during "In Harm's Way" that Carver was a capable and nice leader when not overtaxed. It's further revealed that he encouraged healthy lifestyles - he didn't let the Howe's survivors smoke or drink alcohol, hiding all alcoholic beverages somewhere that Bonnie seems to know.

Carver was also known for his disagreements with Luke about how he ran things at Howe's. At some point, Carver and Luke were at odds about his leadership. Things got to the point where Rebecca claimed it was "unbearable". Carver discovered that a group consisting of Rebecca, Alvin, Luke, Nick, Pete, Nick's Mother, Carlos, and Carlos' daughter, Sarah, had run away from his community. Believing the child that Rebecca is pregnant with is his, he pursues the group, with the help of his men, notably Bonnie, Johnny, and Troy.

"All That Remains"

Carver is never seen, but the cabin survivors' mistrust of Clementine was motivated by their belief that she may have been a spy sent by Carver to find them. Carlos mentions that Carver was once a member of the group. The group initially fears the bandits who attacked Clementine and Christa, presuming they were being led by Carver, prompting Pete and Nick to suspect that Carver instigated a mass-shooting of survivors on a riverbank near the group's cabin.

"A House Divided"

Carver's first appearance in this episode occurs after Clementine and Sarah are left alone in the cabin. Carver arrives at the cabin and, using the name "George" (Determinant), makes his way inside, asking Clementine many questions about who lives at the cabin with a specific focus on Rebecca. In the same instance, he later discovers that the group he was searching for do reside in the cabin, and so he ultimately leaves the home after giving Clementine advice about trust.

Later on in the episode, Carver and his group kill off the walkers that are attacking the cabin group at the ski lodge, in which they were staying at for the night. After dispatching the remaining walkers, Carver approaches Carlos, immediately asking him where Rebecca is. Carlos responds by spitting in Carver's face and Carver retaliates by punching him in the face, causing Sarah to give her position away and be captured alongside her father and other members of the group. Carver quickly deduces that Rebecca must be inside the ski lodge and he takes Carlos and the other captives inside, holding them all at gunpoint.

After a few minutes of searching the lodge, Carver is seen getting visibly frustrated over the group not telling him where Rebecca is and he decides to start torturing Carlos until Rebecca, Luke, Alvin and Clementine give up. After breaking two of Carlos's fingers, he threatens to finally kill Carlos in front of his daughter. Rebecca and Alvin eventually give themselves up to Carver, Clementine too depending on the player's choices. No matter the choice, Kenny attempts to save the group by shooting one of Carver's guards, Johnny. This only angers Carver more, and he takes Walter and kills him in exchange, demanding that Kenny surrenders or he will keep killing more people. After Kenny fires at him again, he takes Alvin, and, depending on the player's actions, kills him or takes Clementine instead as bait. If you chose to escape outside and meet up with Kenny, Clementine has the option of telling Kenny to take a shot at Carver after taking Alvin hostage. If Clementine tells Kenny to take the shot, Carver will survive and kill Alvin and cause him to take Sarita hostage. Kenny (and Clementine, depending on the player's choices) then surrenders, and the group is tied up. Carver, upon seeing Luke not giving himself up as well, instantly assumes that he had run away, stating that he is not surprised. Not seeing any point in remaining at the lodge, he rounds up the remaining hostages and brings them all back on the road to his camp as prisoners.

"In Harm's Way"

Carver's first appearance in this episode is outside of the trailer truck, where he is talking to someone over a walkie-talkie. When Clementine listens in on his conversation, Carver then tells Clementine that it is impolite to eavesdrop on a conversation. If Clementine doesn't respond or apologizes, he says that he understands, or if she continues to stare, Carver will then smack her in the face and tells her she really doesn't want to test him. He then calmly orders Troy to tie both Clementine and Sarah up and put them back in the van.

When the group arrive at Howe's Hardware, Carver can be heard talking through the PA system, which is later shown to be in his office, and he is not seen again until the next day. By the morning, Carver gives a speech to the group about what they will be expected to do at the camp. While Carver is talking, Sarah continues muttering to Clementine about the camp, angering Carver. As Sarah continues talking, Carver will shout for her to stop, before commanding Carlos to discipline Sarah by smacking her across the mouth. Carlos initially refuses, but Carver gives him no choice, offering that Troy will smack Sarah across the mouth should Carlos be unable. After Carlos does so, Carver states that everyone should have their assignments before leaving.

His next appearance is to the greenhouse where Reggie, Clementine and Sarah are working. He notes that he is just "checking in" to see how the work is progressing, but once he sees one of the work bowls being empty, his mood suddenly shifts to anger towards Reggie. After Carver tells Clementine and Sarah to wait outside so that he can talk to Reggie, Carver suddenly pushes Reggie out of the greenhouse and off of the roof, killing him. Carver will then warn Clementine and Sarah about the consequence of being weak and incompetent, before ordering Clementine to see Bonnie. As Clementine walks away, Carver is seen approaching Sarah and placing his hand on her shoulder, but their conversation is unknown.

Later in the episode, Carver is seen in his office, talking to Rebecca. As Clementine approaches the office, Rebecca walks out of it in tears, before Carver calls Clementine inside. Inside the office, Carver talks about the reasoning for the death of Reggie and then he proposes that they are more alike than they think, noting Clementine's ability to look Carver straight in the eye without losing nerve during "A House Divided" when Carver appeared at the cabin. Carver then has a conversation on a walkie-talkie before commanding Clementine to go back to the yard.

The following day, Carver appears in the yard with a captured and beaten Luke, and Carver details his anger that he was repaid with theft and treachery. He holds up one of the walkie-talkies that was stolen and requests that the other one should be brought forth before he counts to three otherwise he would make the situation more difficult. As Kenny gives him the other stolen walkie-talkie, Carver turns to anger and begins to heavily beat Kenny. Carver only ceases the violence when Bonnie warns of a breach, and so Carver leaves to investigate only after stating that the group won't receive any dinner and he will try this again tomorrow.

Later, Carver is briefly shown running through the store after Clementine turns on the PA system.

His final appearance is within the stock room of the hardware store, in which he has caught the group trying to escape. Clementine, whom had entered from a sky-roof, distracts Carver by either shooting him in the cheek or jumping on his back, allowing Kenny to punch Carver and Luke to disarm him and hold him hostage. While arguing what to do with Carver, Kenny quickly shoots Carver's legs, crippling him and causing him to collapse on the floor. Kenny then collects a crowbar, and, after asking the rest of the group to wait outside, begins to brutally beat Carver to death with it, destroying his face completely.

"No Going Back"

If Clementine killed Kenny and came back to Howe's Hardware with Jane, they will encounter Carver's corpse. Jane will comment on whether or not Clementine chose to watch Carver die before leaving his body where they found it.

A New Frontier

"Thicker Than Water"

If Clementine went with Jane at the end of "No Going Back", she has a flashback where Carver's corpse can be seen with a pile of other walker corpses after Clementine and Jane cleaned out the bodies into a nearby pit.


Killed By

While Carver was giving a speech to the cabin group about them taking off again is a bad idea and it would result in their demises, Clementine jumps down from the crates and lands on him (or she shoots him and hits the side of his head if she got the gun from his office). While he is distracted, Kenny punches him in the face, then Luke takes his gun and threatens to shoot him. Rebecca, enraged by Alvin's death, orders Luke to shoot Carver as does Clementine. (Determinant) He refuses, but (in the end) Kenny shoots Carver's kneecaps off, crippling him.

Kenny takes an old crowbar from and tells the others to wait outside. Rebecca chooses to stay and watch Carver suffer. Clementine can choose to go with the others and not see the ensuing violence, or stay behind and vengefully watch. (Determinant) Kenny brutally smashed his face in with a the crowbar seventeen times in a row, even though Carver died upon the second hit, leaving an almost unrecognizable corpse behind.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Carver has killed:



"Atta girl... she ain't afraid to look it in the eye. You go with that feelin' ya got right now, Clementine. It's what makes you stronger than the rest of 'em."
—Carver's last words to Clementine (Determinant).[src]

Depending on her actions, Clementine can either be disdainful and curt with Carver, or polite and compliant. When they first meet at the cabin, Carver enters, armed with a .357 Colt Python revolver. Though appearing polite on the exterior, his mannerisms display hostility to Clementine and distrust of her. When the group is taken hostage at the ski lodge, if she surrenders, Clementine can try to help Alvin who is held at gunpoint by Carver, but is hit in the stomach with the butt of his revolver by Carver. Carver then holds her at gunpoint, threatening to kill her if Kenny does not surrender. On the other hand, if Clementine escapes the lodge to find Kenny, she has the option to tell Kenny to shoot him. Though Clementine shows an intense hatred and fear of Carver, he is manipulative of her, trying to persuade her from trusting the cabin group and instead to trust him. In the episode "In Harm's Way", Clementine has the option to apologize to Carver for "eavesdropping on his conversation", Carver will accept this calling Clementine "Honey" and saying it's "a lesson learned", which shows Carver has some respect for Clementine. If she doesn't say anything or keeps staring, Carver will smack her saying that she doesn't "want to test him", which on the other hand shows Carver's hostility to her.

After being captured by Carver, Carver reveals to Clementine that he considers the two of them alike, in that they are strong enough to be capable leaders. He implies a desire to prepare her to be a future leader of the Howe's Hardware community. Clementine, on the other hand, can choose to be obedient towards him or be hostile towards him for his role in Reggie's death. During the escape, Kenny cripples Carver by shooting him the legs and urges everyone to leave. If Clementine stays, Carver will act as if he's proud of her, stating she's not afraid to look it the eye and that she's stronger than the others for staying. When Kenny is beating Carver, she shows disgust initially and closes her eyes, but then decides to watch coldly as Carver's face is beaten in brutally. If Clementine leaves, Carver becomes angered by this and tells her not to walk away, saying that she knows she wants to "see the show". He'll continue an ominous rant towards Clementine, claiming to know who she is, and that she's only trying to deny her true nature. Clementine appears shocked by his words, but nonetheless leaves with Sarita.

In "No Going Back", when changing Kenny's bandage, she can tell him that she's glad Carver's dead.


"Shut your mouth, Bill! You're all just gonna let him do this?! (...) There ain't one part of that son of a bitch I don't hate, but that does not make this right. I don't want nothing to do with this."
—Luke to the group about letting Kenny kill Carver.[src]

Luke and the cabin survivors were initially members of Carver's community, but escaped him possibly due to Carver's tyranny. Since then, the two became enemies and were hostile towards each other. After holding everyone except Luke hostage, Carver states that he is not surprised that Luke ran away to save himself, indicating that he thought of Luke as a coward. Carver also hates Luke for leading the cabin survivors away from his community. When Luke is discovered in Carver's camp, Carver beats Luke savagely, injuring (and possibly breaking) several of his ribs. Despite his hatred of Carver, Luke does not agree with Kenny's decision to savagely murder him, and chastises the rest of the group for allowing it to happen. Despite this stance, he still chooses to leave the room, abandoning Carver to his fate. After arriving at Parker's Run, when Luke and Clementine talk about what Kenny did to Carver, Clementine has an option to ask Luke what would he have done instead. Luke is unsure, only saying that he would do 'less', revealing that his hatred towards Carver was not as intense as Kenny's. If Clementine tells him Carver got what he deserved, Luke readily admits that he was a bad person, but hopes they don't become like him.


"You don't have to do this, Bill!"
—Nick trying to get Carver to stop beating Kenny. (Determinant)[src]

Nick and the cabin survivors were initially members of Carver's community, but escaped him possibly due to Carver's tyranny. Since then, the two became enemies and were hostile towards each other. Upon finding the bodies at the riverbank, Nick deduces that they were killed by Carver, showing that he knows of Carver's greed for power. Depending on Clementine's choices, Nick can encounter Carver once more, and shows nothing but anger and rage at him for terrorizing his people and killing Walter. When discussing what the group should do with Carver, Nick is shown to have a non-verbal disapproval of what Kenny is going to do to Carver. He eventually leaves Carver to die in Kenny hands with the rest of the group.

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"He did, huh? You sure about that?"
—Carver to Clementine about Pete. (Determinant)[src]

Pete and the cabin survivors were initially members of Carver's community, but escaped him possibly due to Carver's tyranny. Since then, the two became enemies and were hostile towards each other. While Pete never lived to encounter Carver once more, it can be assumed that Pete would have willingly helped to protect the group from Carver. While discussing the cabin survivors, Carver asked if they trusted Clementine, to which she replies that Pete trusted her. Carver doubtfully asked if she was sure, indicating that he thought that Pete was not to be trusted and that the two distrusted each other.


"It's nice to see you, too."
—Carver making a joke after Carlos spits on him, immediately before he punches him in the face.[src]

Carlos and the cabin survivors were initially members of Carver's community, but escaped him possibly due to Carver's tyranny. Since then, the two became enemies and were hostile towards each other, with Carlos going as far to spit in Carver's face when they encounter each other again. Carlos repetitively showed signs of fear towards Carver, displaying that their relationship was never built upon mutual respect. The same hostility works the other way around, as Carver beats Carlos up and breaks his fingers after capturing him and the group. After being captured by Carver and sent back to Howe's, their hostility continues. Carver, showing no regard to Carlos's state, orders him to work on an unknown project immediately after returning to the camp. Also, when Sarah interrupts Carver's speech, Carver orders Carlos to discipline his daughter by smacking her across the mouth. Saddened, Carlos does so, knowing that Carver is likely to give a greater punishment should Carlos fail to smack Sarah. When crippled, Carver refers to Carlos and the others as "fucking ingrates" showing that he hates Carlos. When Kenny is about to kill Carver, Carlos insists that they should leave instead of killing Carver. Either way, Carlos leaves Carver to die.


"One good smack across the mouth should do it. It'll make her think twice before opening it up again. Go on, we'll wait."
—Carver to Carlos about disciplining Sarah.[src]

Sarah and the cabin survivors were initially members of Carver's community, but escaped him possibly due to Carver's tyranny. Since then, Sarah has become very fearful of Carver, immediately noting that she had seen him before when Carver first enters the cabin. Sarah goes and hides in numerous places around the cabin to escape him. When Carver determinedly finds a photograph of Sarah, he instantly recognizes her, proving that they had once known each other. At the ski lodge, Carver holds the group hostage and tortures her father in front of her, an incident which has likely increased her fear of him. After being captured and sent to Howe's, their hostility continues. When Sarah talks during Carver's speech, he reacts to it by ordering Carlos to discipline Sarah by smacking her across the mouth, even though she apologized to Carver as soon as she knew she was in the wrong. When crippled, Carver refers to Sarah and the others as "fucking Ingrates" showing that he hates Sarah. Sarah follows her dad out of the room when Kenny is about to kill him.


"The fuck are you looking at, bitch? Don't act like you didn't love every second of it...argh!"
—Carver's last words to Rebecca.[src]

Rebecca and the cabin survivors were initially members of Carver's community, but escaped him possibly due to Carver's tyranny. Since then, the two became enemies and were hostile towards each other. Carver came to the cabin with the sole purpose of finding Rebecca, which he successfully achieves when he takes Clementine's group as hostages at the ski lodge. It's later revealed that he might be the biological father of Rebecca's unborn baby, prompting why Carver was so determined to find Rebecca. Depending on Clementine's choices, Carver will either spare or kill Rebecca's husband, Alvin, which causes her to go into depression. After arriving at Howe's, their relationship becomes even more hostile. When Rebecca first goes to the yard, she discovers that Carver had given her a mattress bed to sleep on, to which she responds in disgust. She mentions working the announcements over the speakers before running away, possibly how Carver got close to her. If Alvin survived, Rebecca is extremely saddened when Carver beats him up. Carver tells Clementine that Rebecca is a strong woman surrounded by weak men like Alvin, and he would not let that happen again. During the group's escape from Howe's, Carver arrives and threatens to kill her and the baby. In his last moments he accuses Rebecca of loving every second of it, and even calls her a bitch. Rebecca does nothing to stop Kenny from brutally beating Carver to death as revenge for Alvin's death, even staying behind to watch it despite Kenny's warning of how it would get messy.


"Hi, Alvin. Do you remember George, Alvin? You see, I do. I remember a guy that was your friend named George. I remember when you murdered him in cold blood. And why? Because you didn't like me? You could have lodged a complaint. You could have... Well, you could have been civil."
—Carver to Alvin. (Determinant)[src]

Alvin and the cabin survivors were initially members of Carver's community, but escaped him possibly due to Carver's tyranny. Since then, the two became enemies and were hostile towards each other. Carver hates Alvin for killing his friend George, and holds him hostage to force Kenny to surrender. Carver later reassures Rebecca that he will start his family with her and that he will take them "home", which infuriates and causes Alvin to develop a grudge against Carver. If Alvin survived the events of , he will be brought to Carver's office and get beat up by him for his role in George's death. Carver later tells Clementine that they both had "history", showing a tense hostility between the two.


"That's funny comin' from you. How's that eye? Just follow my voice, it'll get ya there. You got a thick fuckin' skull, Kenneth. Should've put you outta your misery right then... now look at you. You're a mess."
—Carver's last words to Kenny.[src]

When the group is taken hostage by Carver, Kenny snipes at Carver repeatedly to save the group, showing a tense hostility towards him. Carver retaliates by killing Walter, which enrages him. In rage, Kenny shoots at Carver, but is forced to surrender. After being captured and sent to Howe's, Kenny is initially the most vocal advocate of escaping from Howe's Hardware, showing intense distrust towards Carver and calling him a 'crazy fuck'. When Carver finds out about the group's plans to escape, he takes the heat for Clementine when the latter party and Luke are caught with stolen walkie-talkies. After handing Carver the walkie-talkie Kenny says to him "fucker", after noticing Carver planning to punish the group whether give him the radio or not. Immediately, he is then savagely beaten to near death by Carver, whom blinds him in his left eye. After Clementine either jumps on Carver or shoots him in the face, Kenny gives a jaw breaking punch to his face that stuns Carver and allows him to be disarmed by Luke. Kenny then shoots him in the legs for him to suffer for a while. Carver taunts Kenny before dying, calling him a "big fucking man" and stating he should have put him out of his misery as he looks like a mess now. After calling Rebecca a bitch Kenny quickly bashes his head with a crowbar twice rendering Carver motionless and unconscious. He then steps over Caver's body and brutally and angrily proceeds to bash his face another 15 times until it is a bloody pulp, achieving his revenge for his eye and what he did to the group. In the episode "No Going Back" while Clementine is cleaning Kenny's eye, she can say she is glad Carver is dead and Kenny will comment saying he got "even with him" or that "[they] took care of that".


"You might not believe this after what happened earlier, but... I liked Reggie. He was a funny guy. he kept things light. You need folks like that... It's easy to let depression sink in during times like this. But he was weak. And I don't mean just 'cause he was maimed, that wasn't his problem. He was weak of will. Weak of character. And we can't have that around here... not anymore."
—Carver to Clementine detailing why he killed Reggie.[src]

Reggie, like all inhabitants of the yard, is extremely fearful of Carver. However, after Bill decided not to kill him after he tried to escape with the cabin group, Reggie gained some respect and admiration for him and his goal of building a safe and self-sufficient community, despite the work mostly being performed by veritable slave labor. He expresses to the group that he thinks he's very close to being forgiven by Carver and let back into the main camp, and therefore doesn't want them to make any trouble. Later, when he is working with Clementine and Sarah in the greenhouse, Reggie exhibits his true fear of Carver when he comes in to check on their progress. When Bill questions why all of the work wasn't done, Reggie is scared beyond his ability to think clearly and starts stuttering excuses. He eventually comes to terms with the fact that he won't be able to wriggle his way out of taking responsibility for the girls' actions, and prepares to defend himself to Carver. However, he is caught unaware when Bill pushes him out of the greenhouse, and desperately pleads with him before being unceremoniously pushed off the edge of the building by the ruthless leader.


"Alright, everyone come with me, Bonnie, you stick around, make sure none of these folks get into any more trouble."
—Carver assigning Bonnie to watch over the survivors after beating Kenny and being informed of a breach by her.[src]

Bonnie is part of Carver's group, and it is assumed they initially had a good relationship even though there is little interaction between them. Bonnie mentions to Clementine that she is only alive because of Carver. (Determinant) When Carver kills Walter as revenge for Johnny's death, Bonnie is shocked, but continues to defend him. However, when Clementine tells her that Carver had murdered Reggie, Bonnie is visibly shocked, although she still tries to give reasoning to his decision by claiming it must have been an "accident". Bonnie is disturbed when she meets with him and he tells her that it Reggie had needed to die lest he put all of them at risk, and that he was "so matter of fact about it". She then begins to question the leadership of Carver. After Bonnie witnesses Carver viciously beating Kenny, she ultimately decides to help Clementine's group to escape Howe's Hardware, which ends their friendship entirely. When Kenny is about to kill Carver, Bonnie ultimately accepts this, walking away with a sad expression on her face, indicating she doesn't believe Carver should die in such a brutal way.


"That fucking idiot. Herd on its way and he puts a goddamn ding in my door."
—Carver after Tavia tells him Troy broke the truck's door.[src]

From what interaction Troy and Carver have it appears that Carver seems to dislike Troy. Within "In Harm's Way", when Carver is informed by Tavia that Troy caused a dent in the prison area door, Carver warns Tavia that he is tired of Troy messing up. Additionally, when Tavia tells Carver that Troy left a trolley in one of the doors of Howe's Hardware, Carver becomes angered, calling Troy a "fucking idiot". However, Carver seems to trust Troy enough to allow him to be part of Carver's main group, rather than having him in the yard with the other people Carver distrusts.


"Bill? You there?"
—Tavia asking for Carver over the radio.[src]

Little is known about the relationship between Tavia and Carver, however, it can be assumed that Tavia and Carver have a stable relationship, as Carver holds enough trust in Tavia to allows her to be a main member of Carver's group and to let her roam around distant areas for long periods of time.


"That's for our man."
—Carver's response to Kenny after he killed Johnny.[src]

Carver and Johnny are never seen interacting but it can be assumed that they were friends during their time at Howe's Hardware. He seemed to be angry and shocked when he got killed by Kenny. In anger, he retaliated by killing Walter as revenge.


Video Game

Season Two

A New Frontier

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6
Season One
Season Two
A New Frontier
The Final Season
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

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6
Season One
Season Two
A New Frontier
The Final Season
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


  • William Carver is the first major recurring antagonist in the Video Game, the second being Arvo, the third being Joan, and the fourth being Lilly.
    • Carver is the only major recurring antagonist in the Video Game with a known last name.
    • Carver is the only major recurring antagonist with a dead status no matter what.
  • Carver can survive a total of four bullet wounds throughout Season Two:
    • Three can be caused by Kenny.
      • One can be caused in "A House Divided", if you chose to have Kenny shoot Carver while holding Alvin hostage.
      • One is shot into both knees by Kenny at the end of "In Harm's Way".
    • One bullet can strike his face after being fired by Clementine if Alvin died in "A House Divided", as Clementine has the option to take Carver's derringer from his office.
      • This can only happen if Kenny shot Carver in "A House Divided".
  • Carver demonstrates an extremely high tolerance for pain.
    • He calmly stands back up after being shot in the shoulder by Kenny, displaying no visible discomfort aside from cupping the wound and grimacing for a moment before raising the injured arm to shoot Alvin.
    • He seems unperturbed by the damage to his own hand when he beats Kenny three days later with the same arm that had been shot (Determinant).
    • Its implied he was the one to heavily beat Alvin (Determinant) though he displays no sign of exhaustion after such.
    • He also doesn't cry out in pain when shot by Clementine (Determinant).
  • Carver's original placeholder model for the "A House Divided" teaser trailer (featured at the end of "All That Remains") was Troy's current model.
  • Before Michael Madsen joined the cast to portray William Carver, Carver's role was smaller, mainly serving as an abstract force instead of a true obstacle. Telltale eventually decided to make his role bigger by expanding his role after Madsen joined the cast, adding more dialogues about his rules, and philosophy to make him a stronger singular source of the problems at the Howe's Hardware community.[1]
    • Also, before his character was created by Telltale. Telltale planned Kenny to adapt his role before it was decided that Kenny should return as an ally, thus forming the "Carver" character. This was revealed by Gavin Hammon during his OMG!Con 2015 Q&A Panel alongside Melissa Hutchison.[2]
  • According to unused audio clips, Carver claimed to have had a wife before the apocalypse, like Jane had guessed during "No Going Back", though it is unknown what happened to her or if she ever really existed.
  • Carver was originally going to be beat Kenny with a revolver instead of the walkie-talkie, as seen in the preview trailer for the episode "In Harm's Way". Later, this was changed.[3]
  • When Carver is talking to Clementine in the lodge, he comments how the white King on a chessboard is three moves away from checkmate. This foreshadows his defeat in episode 3:
    • Move 1: Clementine jumps on or shoots him.
    • Move 2: Kenny punches him in the face, making him stumble back.
    • Move 3: Luke wrestles his AK-47 from him and holds him at gun point. He is now cornered by everyone else (the black pieces), and is in checkmate.
  • Carver is one of six Season 2 characters who can appear in Season 3 (Determinant), the others being Jane (Determinant), Edith (Determinant), Kenny (Determinant), Clementine and Alvin Jr.
    • Unlike the other five, Carver reappears as a corpse.
  • In the Japanese version of Season Two, Carver's death scene is censored. When Kenny destroys his face, the redness is blackened reducing the gore. Despite the censorship of the extreme gore, the game was still given a CERO Z rating, the most inappropriate rating. [1]