Michael Cudlitz portrayed Abraham Ford on The Walking Dead. He is one of the many characters with much to live up to, as this character had a comic counterpart for comparison. In appearance alone, Cudlitz looked as if he walked off the comic page.
Abraham was a favorite of many fans of the series. His no-nonsense approach to the apocalypse and everything going on was something many could relate to as they felt they would approach the situation in the same manner. And, who can forget his famous one-liners? He was the king of throwing out some off-the-wall comment that forever sticks in the minds of fans.
He fought valiantly against any foe that came against them, and in the end, even when he knew his number was up, he stared Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in the eye and told him to suck his nuts. He knew what his fate would be but was willing to be the one to take the beating, so someone else didn’t have to. His final words were said to ensure Negan didn’t change his mind.
The Walking Dead – Abraham Ford
Abraham missed his comic ending, as he should have had Denise’s (Merritt Wever) death, being shot through the eye by Dwight’s (Austin Amelio) crossbow arrow. But, we all know how he met his fate.
It is always interesting to think of how someone would have handled a villain or other character they never got the chance to come against. Abraham never got to come up against Negan in a fair fight, a fight that would have been one worth watching. Abraham wouldn’t have agreed to give him half of their stuff, and it would have been interesting to see how he handled the Saviors.
In the current timeline, it would have been hilarious to see Abraham be audited by Clark (Carrie Genzel) of the Commonwealth. Can you imagine his answers? Or how he would handle someone like the spoiled, entitled Sebastian (Teo Rapp-Olson). Better yet, what about a showdown between Abraham and Lance Hornsby (Josh Hamilton)? Hornsby wouldn’t know how what hit him.
Abraham was a solid man who, in the beginning, wasn’t too keen about Rick and his group as he felt they were hindering his progress from getting Eugene (Josh McDermitt) to Washington DC. Once he determined they were an honorable group, he changed his tune and became a vital asset to the survivors. He is one of the characters who is greatly missed. Seeing more of his backstory in an episode of Tales of the Walking Dead would be a great story.