The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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Who is your favorite character on The Walking Dead TV series? With season six of this awesome drama series in the can, it's time to decide who the best Walking Dead characters are, by voting. Walking Dead fans, get ready to sound off, by casting your votes up or down in this poll for the characters in this AMC drama, which is without a doubt one of the best shows on TV right now.

It's no surprise that many of us believe that Rick Grimes (played by Walking Dead actor Andrew Lincoln) is the best character on The Walking Dead. The same can be said for Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and several other original characters, some who are, sadly, no longer with us.

Are there any deceased Walking Dead characters you'd like to return to the show? Love them or hate them, the Walking Dead characters are the heart of this excellent show - and example of the very best of premium cable's original programming, without a doubt.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Norman Reedus

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    + 14,876
    - 3,570


    Andrew Lincoln

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  3. 3
    + 14,272
    - 2,995


    Danai Gurira

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    + 13,562
    - 3,052


    Steven Yeun

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    + 13,184
    - 4,109


    Melissa McBride

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    + 10,289
    - 3,449


    Lauren Cohan

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    + 10,302
    - 2,901


    Scott Wilson

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  8. 8
    + 8,750
    - 5,114


    Emily Kinney

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    + 7,625
    - 4,056


    Lennie James

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  10. 10
    + 7,884
    - 5,322


    Chandler Riggs

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    Chad Coleman

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    + 6,841
    - 4,857


    Michael Rooker

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    - 4,474


    Jeffrey DeMunn

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    IronE Singleton

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    Sonequa Martin

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    Paul "Jesus" Rovia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Paul "Jesus" Rovia Tom Payne

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    Alanna Masterson

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    Jon Bernthal

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    Christian Serratos

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    David Morrissey

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    - 681
    Negan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Negan Jeffery Dean Morgan

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    Laurie Holden

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    Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Lew Temple

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    + 2,627
    - 4,897


    Madison Lintz

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    Denise Cloyd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Denise Cloyd Merritt Wever

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    Heath is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked


    Heath Corey Hawkins

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    - 1,219

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    Tamar Keinan

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    - 1,833
    Jessie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked


    Jessie Anderson

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    - 1,952
    Enid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked


    Enid

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    Otis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Otis

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    Eastman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked


    Eastman John Carroll Lynch

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    + 2,059
    - 4,135
    Oscar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked


    Oscar Vincent M. Ward

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    - 1,844
    Caesar Martinez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Caesar Martinez

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    - 3,564
    Lizzie Samuels is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Lizzie Samuels

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    Gabriel Stokes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Gabriel Stokes

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    - 2,086
    Duane Jones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Duane Jones Adrian Kali Turner

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    - 802
    Deanna Monroe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked


    Deanna Monroe Tovah Feldshuh

  48. 48
    + 1,454
    - 4,565


    Jeryl Prescott

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    + 1,651
    - 4,030


    Juan Gabriel Pareja

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    Dr Edwin Jenner is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Dr Edwin Jenner

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