Total Nerd 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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21,947 3,651
Daryl Dixon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Daryl Dixon Norman Reedus

2
17,036 4,269
Rick Grimes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Rick Grimes Andrew Lincoln

3
16,131 3,528
Glenn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Glenn Rhee Steven Yeun

4
16,198 3,895
Michonne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Michonne Danai Gurira

5
15,577 4,697
Carol Peletier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Carol Peletier Melissa McBride

6
12,047 4,171
Maggie Greene is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Maggie Greene Lauren Cohan

7
11,897 3,632
Hershel Greene is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Hershel Greene Scott Wilson

8
8,873 5,113
Morgan Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Morgan Jones Lennie James

9
9,430 6,198
Carl Grimes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Carl Grimes Chandler Riggs

10
9,792 6,324
Beth Greene is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Beth Greene Emily Kinney

11
8,604 4,391
Tyreese is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Tyreese Chad Coleman

12
8,197 5,615
Merle Dixon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Merle Dixon Michael Rooker

13
7,262 5,303
Dale Horvath is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Dale Horvath Jeffrey DeMunn

14
3,137 534
Abraham Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

The Biggest Changes from The Walking Dead Comic to TV Show

15
6,644 5,087
T-Dog is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
T-Dog IronE Singleton

16
1,771 1,238
Sasha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Sasha Sonequa Martin

17
3,054 2,001
Tara Chambler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Tara Chambler Alanna Masterson

18
2,759 1,135
Paul "Jesus" Rovia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
DanielLahaie added Paul "Jesus" Rovia Tom Payne

19
2,681 1,955
Rosita Espinosa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
czarina-benlot added Rosita Espinosa Christian Serratos

20
5,838 7,618
Shane Walsh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Shane Walsh Jon Bernthal

21
2,902 1,539
Negan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Carman_Gaming added Negan Jeffery Dean Morgan

The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History

22
3,298 2,299
Aaron Echolls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

23
4,770 7,527
The Governor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
The Governor David Morrissey

24
4,790 6,230
Andrea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
SarahM.Darling added Andrea Laurie Holden

25
2,357 1,610
Judith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Brando3 added Judith

26
822 186
King Ezekiel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
King Ezekiel

27
1,511 1,150
Eugene Pontecorvo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

28
3,231 8,296
Lori Grimes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Lori Grimes Sarah Wayne Callies

31 Times You've Seen The Walking Dead Actors Before

29
1,545 1,592
Heath is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Heath Corey Hawkins

30
1,327 1,121
Noah Mayer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

31
1,184 877
Bob Hope is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

32
1,349 1,570
Denise Cloyd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
DanielLahaie added Denise Cloyd Merritt Wever

33
3,249 5,597
Sophia Peletier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Sophia Peletier Madison Lintz

34
2,879 5,860
Axel Hay is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Axel Hay Lew Temple

35
1,716 1,895
Mika is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
james-bradshaw added Mika Tamar Keinan

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

36
1,838 2,795
Enid is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked

37
1,849 2,452
Jessie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Jessie Anderson

38
1,942 2,221
Otis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
KennethWeaver added Otis Yuriy Sardarov

39
2,071 3,403
Gabriel Stokes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
tmanW added Gabriel Stokes

41
2,675 5,116
Amy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Amy

42
2,335 5,193
Jim is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Jim

43
1,103 1,923
Eastman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Eastman John Carroll Lynch

The Best Walking Dead Episodes From Every Season

44
1,909 2,578
Duane Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
JustinBuckley added Duane Jones Adrian Kali Turner

45
2,497 4,521
Oscar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Oscar Vincent M. Ward

46
311 57
Abraham Ford is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Abraham Ford

47
1,292 2,426
Caesar Martinez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
KennethWeaver added Caesar Martinez

48
2,251 4,349
Lizzie Samuels is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
CarolPeletier added Lizzie Samuels Brighton Sharbino

49
801 1,225
Dwight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Dwight Michael J. Fox

50
1,919 5,156
Jacqui is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Walking Dead Characters, Ranked
Jacqui Jeryl Prescott