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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    Norman Reedus

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    Andrew Lincoln

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    Danai Gurira

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    - 3,021


    Steven Yeun

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    Melissa McBride

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    - 3,382


    Lauren Cohan

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    - 2,826


    Scott Wilson

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    + 8,637
    - 5,009


    Emily Kinney

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    - 3,959


    Lennie James

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    + 7,501
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    Chad Coleman

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    Chandler Riggs

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    Michael Rooker

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    Jeffrey DeMunn

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    IronE Singleton

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    Sonequa Martin

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    Alanna Masterson

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    Paul "Jesus" Rovia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Paul "Jesus" Rovia Tom Payne

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    Jon Bernthal

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    Christian Serratos

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    David Morrissey

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    Laurie Holden

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    Negan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

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    Negan Jeffery Dean Morgan

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    Lew Temple

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    Sarah Wayne Callies

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    Madison Lintz

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


    Heath Corey Hawkins

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

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    Denise Cloyd Merritt Wever

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    Tamar Keinan

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


    Jessie Anderson

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    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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    Oscar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked


    Oscar Vincent M. Ward

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    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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    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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    - 2,042
    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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    - 727
    Deanna Monroe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked


    Deanna Monroe Tovah Feldshuh

  48. 48
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    - 4,515


    Jeryl Prescott

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    + 1,600
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    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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