Jadis Walking Dead World Beyond, her transformation into a soldier

Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis, Annet Mahendru as Huck - The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Photo Credit: Steve Swisher/AMC
Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis, Annet Mahendru as Huck - The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Photo Credit: Steve Swisher/AMC /

When it was announced that Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) would cross from The Walking Dead to the spin-off series The Walking Dead: World Beyond, the fandom thought we would finally get some real news about Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). We only got a few small mentions of Rick, but we learned a lot about this new Jadis we were introduced to.

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Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis – The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Season 2, Episode 10 – Photo Credit: Steve Swisher/AMC /

It has been six years in Walking Dead time since we last saw Jadis/Anne. She was trying to save herself after confessing to Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) that she had been training people for supplies. She saw Rick seriously wounded on the river bank and knew this was her ticket to get out of Virginia and into the Civic Republic.

This fact was confirmed in episodes of World Beyond as she told Huck that is exactly what she did. She seemed to leave out the part about trading people for supplies. She shared that she told them Rick was a B instead of an A to spare him from being a test subject. How thoughtful of her.

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Besides supporting a new hairdo (what is up with her hair choices?) Jadis/Anne/Warrant Officer Stokes arrived on the scene with a new occupation.

Pollyanna McIntosh – Photo Credit: Chip Jackson/AMC
Pollyanna McIntosh – Photo Credit: Chip Jackson/AMC /
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We never learned much about Jadis before she became the leader of the Scavengers. We know she was a teacher; she said this when they visited the Smithsonian Museum in DC to gather supplies. She was also an artist who gathered metal and fabrics from a local dump.

After the outbreak, she formed the Scavengers, who turned a junkyard into their private community, the Heaps. They were a tight-knit group that even had their own broken type of language. Their motto was “We take, we don’t bother.” Choosing to avoid conflict at all costs.

At some point, she makes a deal with the CRM to trade people for supplies. She would mark them A or B, which in World Beyond, we get some explanation to what these designations mean. Right before she makes off with Rick, she confesses this to Gabriel and tells him that she planned on trading him and Rick during their first meeting. She even traded Heath, who we have never heard of again.

Jadis was always seemed a little off and would do whatever it took to keep her people safe and secure. She often betrayed others to keep the upper hand. When Simon massacred all of the Scavengers, Anne stayed alive by lying still, making the Saviors think she was dead. This saved her life, and she eventually went to live in Alexandria.

Six years after she flew off to parts unknown with Rick in a helicopter, we see her delivering Barca to Dr. Lyla Belshaw at the Civic Republic Research Facility. She introduces herself as Warrant Officer Stokes. Interestingly, she chose Stokes as that is Father Gabriel’s last name, and she had a relationship with him six years earlier.

Gone is the broken English and in its place is someone who is well-spoken and has the stature of a soldier. We learn that Jennifer “Huck” Mallick was her trainer in the CRM and has done a great job transforming her into what the CRM expects of their military.

She tells Jennifer, “I know that the Civic Republic is the last light of the world, and my purpose is to create a new era on this planet.” It sounds like someone’s been drinking the kool-aid.

She believes the destruction of Omaha, the Campus Colony and eventually, Portland were justified as they were a drain on the CR’s resources and that it was a mass mercy killing. This tactic just sped up the process of them destroying the entire Civic Republic.

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Jadis became a villain in this series, and she just may be the villain in The Walking Dead movies. She has changed names and personalities to fit her surroundings, and it seems the CRM is a perfect fit for her.