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For questions about the zombie apocalypse series "The Walking Dead" as a whole including the TV series, novels, comics and games. For questions about the prequel series see [fear-the-walking-dead].

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Which episodes are the scenes depicting the "worst things Rick did to make sure someone else survived" from?

In the season 1 finale of The Walking Dead spinoff, The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, a series of clips from The Walking Dead are shown after Rick is asked by Beale, "What was the worst thing ...
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Did the Army kill survivors outside of the safe zone?

I just watched the 4th episode of Fear the Walking Dead and while the whole modus operandi of the Army made total sense to me, one thing bothers me: in the final scene, one can see a firefight in the ...
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Does the sign "Protect […] the people from the people" reference a real-life sign at Yellowstone National Park?

In The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, Season 1, Episode 5, "Become", Rick and Michonne come across a sign at Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, that reads, "Protect the park from the ...
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What are all the different names survivors have called zombies?

I know that in the television series, zombies have been called walkers and biters, and a couple of other names that I can't recall. Each group of survivors tends to have their own name for the ...
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If a living person bites another living person, do they become infected and turn?

In The Walking Dead, if a living person bites another living person, do they become infected and turn?
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Was Carl sexually violated?

It is unclear the way the scene is shot whether or not Carl was violated sexually by the thug who was holding him to the ground, or if he was saved from it. (After Daryl's group found Rick and began ...
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Why did Rick not want to go with Aaron?

I watched The Distance (S05E11) but I just don't understand why didn't he want to go somewhere where he might get to stay instead of worrying Judith would attract the zombies?
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How long does it take for someone to turn?

In some parts of the tv series and the comics it seems that people rise up almost instantly after they have "died", becoming shambling zombies, while in other scenes it almost seems like it takes ...
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Is a Brad Pitt dummy identifiable as a zombie in the Walking Dead?

In the final episode of the Battlestar Gallacticast podcast, The Plan, with writer Jane Espensen, at around the 47 minute mark, Tricia Helfer (Number 6) discusses working on Creep Show. Tricia ...
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How long has the apocalypse been going on?

In The Walking Dead, the outbreak starts in an unknown year, but we know that Carl had to have been at least ten and the show has been going on for six years now and then by the time it's season six ...
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What should I know and watch from The Walking Dead series before watching The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon?

I recently learned that there is a new spin-off TV series in The Walking Dead universe that focuses on Daryl Dixon, and is set in France: The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon. What do I need to watch or know ...
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Why does Daryl have a red cord tied on his leg?

I've noticed in the early episodes of S10 that Daryl has a red shoelace or similar tied around one leg. Maybe it was there in S9 but I don't recall it being a long term addition. Is there a backstory ...
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How come there's still so much gas in TWD? [closed]

In The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Episode 1, Javier finds a car with a lot of fuel in it and pumps it out. The problem is that this episode takes place 5 years since the zombies hit and according to ...
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How do Zombies differentiate between a zombie and a human being?

Zombies are always after human beings. How do Zombies differentiate between a zombie and a human being? Why don't zombies eat each other?
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Whose names were written in the Governor's notebook?

On The Walking Dead, in the episode Say the Word (Season 2 Episode 5), Michonne sneaks into the Governor's office and finds the following list of names written in a notebook, with his daughter's name ...
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Why does Gabriel not use his honorific when he signs the Coalition Charter?

In S9:E15 of The Walking Dead, "The Calm Before", at around 13 minutes in, the leaders of the soon-to-be Coalition decide to sign the charter originally drawn up by Michonne as part of a ...
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What does "Wildfire" mean?

In season 1, episode 5 of The Walking Dead, we see Dr. Jenner at the CDC recording a video journal, which, it is implied, he intends to send to his superiors (although he clearly suspects that they ...
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Walking Dead: Why wasn't the bazooka used at the end of season 6

During the final episode of Walking Dead season 6, Rick's party in the RV confronts numerous roadblocks set up by Negan's men, where the use of the bazooka would have been ideal, yet they never did. ...
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How does walking dead still have edible (canned) food?

In real life canned or prepackaged food usually has a 3 month expiration date. My question is after so many years how the survivors are still able to find packed food items which are not expired? If ...
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Why does hardly anyone wear body armour in The Walking Dead?

Since zombies are not shown to be any stronger than normal humans and their only weapons are teeth and bare hands, any form of body armour would surely be a very effective defence against them. Yet in ...
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Why is Maggie so angry at Glenn in Walking Dead S03E10?

In the episode "Home", after Glenn and Maggie return home, Glenn is furious about what may or may not have happened during the previous 2 episodes, and Maggie starts giving Glenn the cold shoulder - ...
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Would putting a grenade down the barrel of the tank really blow up the cockpit? [closed]

In The Walking Dead, S4E8: Too Far Gone, Daryl takes a grenade and tosses it down the barrel of a tank. After a few seconds when you hear it bouncing around, some people abandon the cockpit and then ...
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Which members of Rick's group have appeared in other TWD media?

We see Glenn and Herschel in "Season One" of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead story game; a soon to be released spin off will focus on Michonne. Which other members of Rick's group appear in other ...
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Did this character die in Season 6, episode 3, "Thank You"?

In Season 6 episode 3 it appears that Is this character really dead or is it in fact the body of Nicholas that is being eaten and is still alive?
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The real reason for Frank Darabont’s TWD “Developed by” credit?

There’s no confusion about the origin of The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead was a monthly black-and-white American comic that started in 2003, and was created and written by Robert Kirkman with artist ...
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How many times has Kirkman outright lied in the "Letter Hacks" section of "The Walking Dead" comics?

At the end of each The Walking Dead comic issue is a "Letter Hacks" section, in which the writers (especially Kirkman) reply to fan letters about how they develop the comic, some ...
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Do zombies blink?

A comment in chat piqued my interest: do zombies blink? If not, why not? And what adverse effects may they suffer from not blinking?
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Do zombies need oxygen in Walking Dead?

Cells need oxygen to function and clearly the cells in a zombie are at least partly functional. In the Walking Dead, do zombies need oxygen? Can they breathe? If they don't have functional respiratory ...
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Why do the dead in first episode not turn?

In "The Walking Dead", somewhere at the end of Season 2, Shane turned into a walker without being bit. Later Rick tells the group what Dr. Jenner had earlier confessed to Rick in private, ...
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In the Walking Dead, how do the survivors get access to clean water?

This is something I've never seen addressed. Presumably, after the world falls apart, the water network probably didn't last much longer due to damage/leakage/contamination/lack of pumps operating. ...
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In The Walking Dead, why did Ron Anderson try to kill Carl?

In The Walking Dead, why did Ron Anderson try to kill Carl? When lots of zombies flew into Alexandria because of Negan, Carl hid in the house that Ron and the others stayed in. After that Ron tried to ...
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Is "Hiding Among Zombies" an idea from Walking Dead or has this existed earlier?

In the TV series The Walking Dead, I've for the first time seen the idea of hiding in hordes of Zombies using some of their traits. In The Walking Dead, there are currently two ways to do this: Wear ...
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How did Rick make a silencer out of a flashlight?

As you can see in this meme, in Season Three of The Walking Dead, Rick has a silencer built from a flashlight - it looks to be a maglite. How did he make this silencer? Note: The brass loops ...
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What were the spots on the "teddy bear girl" in episode 1?

I just started to watch the first season of The Walking Dead. The very first zombie - the "teddy bear girl" - was Rick’s first kill. Why were there blood spots all over the girl? Were they meant to be ...
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Severed Heads in Walking Dead

How can a severed head still make the gurgling, throaty growls and grunts without any lungs? For that matter, how do skeletal zombies make the noises as well?
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How durable are the Walkers in "The Walking Dead?"

In 'The Walking Dead' universe how fragile are the walkers physically? How tough are their bodies/bones compared to living humans?
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Why doesn't anyone use shuriken for weapons in the Walking Dead?

Shuriken are small throwing knives used by assassins in Feudal era Japan and China. They were used as part of warriors and assassins equipment in combat and were fast, quiet and reusable. They can ...
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How come he keeps heads?

Some spoilers for season 3 in The Walking Dead. In The Walking Dead season 3 we see some shots of Why does he keep the heads??
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How much would Rick's bag of guns weigh?

In the first season of The Walking Dead, Rick ransacks his Sheriff's station, fills a bag with guns, carries it to Atlanta, drops it, leaves it behind, then goes back for it. Here's how he describes ...
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Why are the survivors in The Walking Dead (TV show) so keen on killing each other?

One thing that is bugging me with The Walking Dead is that it is implied (and often shown) that the biggest foes are not the zombies, but the other survivors. Throughout the series, we see groups of ...
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Why has Morgan disappeared since season 9?

Morgan appeared many times in season 8 but he didn't appear in season 9 at all. I probably missed the scene. Then Why did Morgan disappear without indicating? Where did he go?
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Why hasn’t Rick turned into a Walker?

In the first season Shane says that Rick died and had no heart beat. That in itself would qualify him as "dead." So how is it that Rick has not turned into a walker, while I thought it could have ...
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How do zombies survive the winter?

OK so imagine a human wearing normal clothes: t-shirt, pants etc., out in the middle of the winter. They wouldn't last long. Now replace that human with a zombie. Zombies have no blood circulation, ...
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Why do the Walking Dead zombies stop decomposing?

Zombies must have a half-life. They exibit signs of decay as soon as they transform into the undead. Their rotting flesh would attract decomposers, like flys and beetles. Those insects should be able ...
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Walking Dead season 2, what did people in the parked cars die from anyway?

At the start of the second season of The Walking Dead, the group is driving down the interstate with a destination of Ft. Benning. They then have to stop because of a grid lock of parked cars ...
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Why were there no remains left in the "Killer Within" episode of The Walking Dead?

In one of the episodes of The Walking Dead, "Killer Within"
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Has The Walking Dead ever done a crossover with another comic?

I have only been a fan of The Walking Dead for roughly two years now, mainly watching the TV series and playing the TellTale Games. However, I am now starting to read the original source material, and ...
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Is the zombie-to-human ratio ever mentioned in-universe in The Walking Dead?

After wondering about the issue for 5 years, yesterday I came across an apparently canonical statement about how many humans are still alive in The Walking Dead universe. The promotional blurb for the ...
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Why did Charlie Adlard replace Tony Moore?

Robert Kirkman has always written the Walking Dead comics, but the series has had two different artists doing the penciling. For the first six issues, Tony Moore did all the pencil work; from issue ...
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By issue #193, how vast is the safe zone?

Issue #193 of The Walking Dead shows various places in the safe zone that came to be after I'm curious about how vast exactly that zone is. Last we saw the gang, they were in the Commonwealth, which ...

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