Fear TWD What If: What if the masked strangers are not enemies?

Maggie Grace as Althea - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC
Maggie Grace as Althea - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC /

A new teaser from Fear TWD includes the group of masked strangers again

Since teasers have started being released for Fear the Walking Dead season 6, fans have noticed that the beloved main character group is surrounded by foes. Virginia, all her people, a bounty hunter out for Morgan, and a group of scary masked strangers. What if, the masked group isn’t so evil after all?

One thing that strikes me as odd is the fact this group would have to cover their faces at all. Covering a character’s face creates a huge mystery of identity, much like Beta in The Walking Dead. We know with his story, he is famous, it makes sense to conceal that. So what is this group hiding? Perhaps fans know them after all!

A group of celebrities all in one group scaring people seems highly unlikely. Other reasons would simply be for a mysterious element however, if unmasked there is no surprise if the character is unknown. One could even argue it could be scarier without a mask, torturing people with an evil smile as they laugh. So why the secrecy?

I believe these masked strangers are no strangers at all, but rather our own group trying to conceal their identities! In the new teaser, viewers see a gloved hand knocking on a window as well as Althea with Dwight. In the trailer fans previously saw a masked figure show up to where Dwight is living. Is this a coincidence, or did Althea conceal herself behind a mask to save a friend?

In this new teaser, as well as the previous footage, a masked trio on horseback is riding alongside Altheas SWAT van. While we can’t see their faces or the face of the driver we can see hair and body type. If viewers pause exactly 8 seconds into the new teaser you can see a good shot of the trio.

The first person has clothes and features that could indicate Dwight. The center character is more ambiguous, but the features seem to indicate Grace. However, the third character on horseback has identifying features that look an awful lot like Althea herself. Since Dwight and Althea do manage to find each other, finding that van to save others is a great first step.

This would also explain why these people need masks in the first place. They don’t want to be discovered leaving or doing things are not supposed to under Virginia’s rule. Viewers also know that this season has time jumps. This could be a big storyline we see throughout the season, building up to a reveal of our own Fear the Walking Dead family at the end.

Virginia and her people alone seem like a big enough villain force. Personally, I don’t think another group, even if it’s only a few masked people is needed. Some of the scariest villains in this universe we have come across, did their evil with a huge smile while betraying even their own people, no mask needed.

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