The Walking Dead: Nobody is safe except Carol?

Carol Peletier, The Walking Dead - AMC
Carol Peletier, The Walking Dead - AMC /

Robert Kirkman has always said that nobody is safe on the show The Walking Dead.  At New York Comic Con, he was talking about Carol and seemed to waver.

Killing her would definitely not … we can’t do that

Part of the reality of the zombie apocalypse is that people die. Part of the thrill and shock and emotional pull of the show

The Walking Dead

is that regular characters die. And you never know who might die or when or how. Just in the season premiere we met a new character from Alexandria who seemed like he would be around for a while and he died just as quickly as he was introduced.

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We all laugh at the shirts and memes of “If Daryl dies, we riot!”  It seems Robert Kirkman saying nobody is safe is almost a taunt to those Dixon fans not to test him or he’ll kill off Daryl just for spite.

At New York Comic Con, Kirkman had this to say (via Vulture) about Carol:

"“The Carol that’s in the comic was my attempt to show just how broken an individual can become from the zombie apocalypse. The Carol in the show, which is a much better character let’s be honest, actually is made stronger by all the more horrible things that happen to her in the show. Killing her would definitely not … we can’t do that.”"

Carol has gone through a huge transformation during the time that the zombies have taken over the world. The apocalypse has liberated her strength. It didn’t break her. It put her back together.

Of course, we don’t know that Kirkman meant that Carol is safe. He has accomplished making her stronger by the horrible things that happened to her.

I’d still say it’s safe to say that nobody is safe.

Next: Season 5:All Named Character Deaths

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