Walking Dead Infographic Shows Most Characters Aren't Killed By Zombies

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - 1:41PM
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Tuesday, 07 April 2015 - 1:41PM
Walking Dead Infographic Shows Most Characters Aren't Killed By Zombies
Last week, an awesome infographic tracked the lives and deaths of all the major characters on The Walking Dead. But while that chart mostly stuck to series regulars, this insanely detailed version by Matt Yancey extends to a whopping 105 characters, allowing for lots of meta-data fun. Most/least surprisingly, the infographic reveals that more characters on the hit zombie show are killed by the living than the dead. 

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The Walking Dead Infographic Shows Most Characters Aren't Killed by Zombies

[Credit: Matt Yancey]



The chart is color-coded based on living status and means of death, with alive characters getting the lightest color, characters killed by humans the darkest, and characters killed by walkers in between. As a result, we can clearly see that humans are responsible for more than double the number of significant characters killed by walkers. This is in keeping with the themes of the show, as it consistently portrays the true "villains" of the show as other humans, or more specifically, humans whose worst impulses emerge in the fear and desperation of a post-apocalyptic landscape. 

When you think about it, it's sometimes difficult to decide whether the cause of death was humans or walkers. Many characters, such as Andrea, Dale, and Tyreese, technically died from injuries inflicted by humans, whether they were mercy killings or attempts at life-saving amputations after walker bites. But Yancey mostly decided based on whether there was any murderous intent, which is how I'd do it. So Andrea, Dale, and Tyreese are all in the "walker" category, while someone like Otis, who was technically eaten by walkers, goes in the "human" category, because Shane intended to murder him.

Via Business Insider.
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