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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    - 3,575


    Andrew Lincoln

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    + 14,291
    - 3,010


    Danai Gurira

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    + 13,595
    - 3,058


    Steven Yeun

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    - 4,120


    Melissa McBride

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    + 10,308
    - 3,460


    Lauren Cohan

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    + 10,326
    - 2,910


    Scott Wilson

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    + 8,765
    - 5,128


    Emily Kinney

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    + 7,645
    - 4,066


    Lennie James

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    + 7,905
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    Chandler Riggs

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    Chad Coleman

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    + 6,856
    - 4,866


    Michael Rooker

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    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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    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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    + 2,634
    - 4,909


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


    Enid

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    Jessie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked


    Jessie Anderson

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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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    - 4,151
    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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    - 3,575
    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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    - 2,097
    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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    - 816
    Deanna Monroe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked


    Deanna Monroe Tovah Feldshuh

  48. 48
    + 1,460
    - 4,577


    Jeryl Prescott

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    + 1,657
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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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