The Walking Dead season 6: The ‘hair in the eyes’ theory

Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead, AMC
Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead, AMC /

One theory regarding finding out who Negan killed at the end of The Walking Dead’s season 6 finale involves the hairstyles of the potential victims.

One of the craziest things about the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead was that fans are left knowing that a beloved character will no longer be on the show following a brutal assault by Negan. While this is heartbreaking, the quest to find out which character had their head bashed in by Lucille is driving some folks crazy.

But there are some theories out there about characters that can be eliminated from contention or might have some higher chances of being killed because of small details from the show. One of the most interesting theories involves the hair of the survivors and some of the creative choices the team behind AMC’s hit zombie survival drama made for the finale.

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This theory involves the first person view that was chosen for the final scene. For this part, fans were put into the role of Negan’s victim as the barbed-wire baseball bat bashed their brains in and blood splattered on the camera. However, some of the details of each survivor’s views could be hints at who may have been killed.

For this theory, it is blocked vision that makes fans wonder. Of course, Carl has only one eye available, but others have much of their view blocked by hair in their eyes that should have shown up on the screen if truly in first person view of the victim.

Here is a video explaining survivors that had hair in their eyes and would have had their view blocked because of that during the final moments of The Walking Dead‘s season 6 finale according to 999 Gaming on YouTube:

If you don’t want to watch the video, here is a list of the characters with hair in their eyes during that scene:

  • Michonne
  • Rick Grimes
  • Maggie Greene
  • Daryl Dixon
  • Glenn Rhee

Based on this theory, these five survivors (along with Carl) would be completely safe if the first person view was an accurate representation of what the character being killed saw. However, it is highly unlikely that AMC would include details like hair in the eyes during a first person scene as it would narrow down the potential victims dramatically and make the cliffhanger much less intense.

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As stated in previous theory videos, this is just that: a theory. There is nothing convincing to definitely eliminate any characters with hair in their eyes as Negan’s victim, and they should be treated as though their fates are definitely still in play. Fans won’t know who was chosen to be the sacrificial lamb until the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead this October on AMC, but, until then, it’s fun to play around with the theories and ideas going around the internet.