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Daryl's death would do absolute wonders for the story. Because he's an essential asset to the group, his death would knock them multiple pegs and shake up the dynamic between everyone remaining in a long-term way.

 

Not to mention I'd finally be able to take that whole 'no one is safe' spiel at least somewhat seriously. As it is now, I just laugh out of embarrassment for Kirkman or whoever else when they bring it up.

You could also say that Lori's/Andrea's/Merle's death would do wonders to the story but look where they got us :/


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Imagine a group of a hundred motorcycles driving down a freeway. Eventually, they hit a junction. One road goes northwest and the other goes northeast. So one guy, we'll call him S, says, "Let's go northwest!" A mile past the intersection, a semi careens into the group and kills ninety of them. Ten are wounded, but they survive and keep going. Eventually, they hit 10,000 miles. S suddenly has his consciousness thrown into his past body right before the junction. Now, he says, "Let's go northeast!" All 100 bikers survive. Happily ever after, right? But what about the ten, no nine, who went northwest and survived? What happens to the reality they were living? Does it just disappear now that S has changed the past? It's not like only bad things happened on that 10,000 mile journey. Maybe one of them fell in love with a gas station attendant and got her pregnant or maybe one adopted a homeless kid that joined the adventure. That 10,000 mile journey would be full of stories. Romances, farewells, friendships...the loss of those ninety lives is horrible and unfortunate, but what would rewriting their history mean? The nine who survived lived full lives and did the best they could with the hand they were dealt. How could it be right to just erase all that? Isn't that worth something? Is there a point to a world where everything is happy? Are people who struggle for a better life just idiots? Being human is about fighting even when it seems hopeless and finding happiness in a world that hates it. Are you saying that's worthless?


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Rick still has his own right hand!!!!!!!  

 

Kill them ALL.... 


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Although I don't like Daryl as a superhero either, what makes ANY of you think Jesus is better? Jesus is the Daryl of the comic books and I hate when people say "Kill Daryl, bring on Jesus!" - do you really want Jesus on the show doing backflips and trying to be a ninja?
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I like Daryl and would be upset if they killed him off.  To be honest, if he does not rendezvous with the rest of the cast before season's end , Daryl  just might make it to the upper room.  Of all the people to be on the road with, he got stuck with Beth.


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I don't want Daryl to die, but if he did maybe we'd never have another post about someone being immune. Except Rick, it's Rick's story. Although I would still watch if Rick died, and I think the show can survive Rick dying, it makes sense that he has some immunity. 

 

Any actor that wants another gig will leave the show whether we like it or not when their contract is up, and I think the show has built enough quality characters and brings new ones in with enough regularity to survive any singular death.


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I'd be bummed if they killed off Daryl. First Dale, then Andrea, then Hershel, now Daryl too? GRAR. What next, my other favourite, Michonne? Can't they just take Beth instead? :P

 

Okay that aside, killing off Daryl depends on whether it furthers the plot. For example, if Daryl died protecting Beth then that might make sense - but only if Beth was somehow able to pick herself up and survive on her own. If she ended up dying, his death would be for nothing. If he died defending others from the prison especially if Carol and Rick are there, then I can see that furthering the story and having a lasting impact on a number of characters. Basically, his death has to have some meaning and purpose other than just killing off another character. He's one of my favourites and I'd rather him stick around for a while longer but if it's done right then it could be a very compelling and gripping storyline.

 

Somehow I get the feeling that they won't go there yet, just because it may alienate many of Daryl's/NR fans.


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I think if AMC is looking at the money they'll keep Reedus until he wants to leave or his fans dwindle. But if they feel confident people will stick with the show they might go for it. Still, although I said it would prove no one is safe, I honestly agree that he probably is safe. 


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Midseason finale was the perfect time to kill him. Have him get bit by that zombie and have his final act of heroism being taking down the tank and killing Mitch.

They already lost the best chance. I don't see where and how Daryl can die now.
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If they were to ever rid Daryl of the show, then they shouldn't kill him. Make him leave the group. Give the audience a sense of hope that he's still out there - alive, just not on people's TV screens.
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I think it's amusing anytime people find out I'm a huge Daryl fan I get the eye roll... interestingly enough I had never heard of Norman Reedus prior to this show and his character (the season 1 Daryl) is the reason I love Daryl.  So not everyone is a 'fangirl' there are people who actually really like the character.  As for killing him off, I learned as many people did that AMC is all about the money when they fired Darabont for wanting twice the work for half the cost.  Reedus is a cash cow for them, it's not far fetched they they would lose heavy viewership from loyal fangirls and they are all about ratings/money.  I don't believe for a second they will kill him off.  Not for quite sometime BUT they will make for a dramatic episode.


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Daryl used to be my favorite character till season 4 comes out... I feel that he is just for show now. And after Kirkman said that

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So I hope it's Daryl that dies. I'm so in love with Norman Reedus though...


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I personally love the character of daryl but he takes away from everyone else. I know I bring up the books too much but tyresse was a bad ass in the books now he's a baby sitter because the writers wanted Daryl more i guess. Now we Abe so I think he will have to die soon for Abrahams character to be effective . Anyways I know that wont happen Daryl has writers immunity .
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As much as I hate the fan girls and people who watch the show just for Daryl. Killing Daryl would be the stupidest thing the show could do. He has a lot of development to do still and is quite frankly just and incredible character. He's a wild card because he has no source material. . I hate how people think tyreese Abe and Daryl can't coexist. Next is going to be a huge fight about how Jesus Abe and Daryl can't coexist. How do you not think that is completely fucking AWESOME!

The show has been killing WAY too many big characters lately and it can't afford another for awhile. Since it looks like Maggie or michonne may die this season. Which is completely fucking stupid. You can't kill Andrea AND michonne/ Maggie how can the story progress? I like how the show strays from the comic but I don't want it to be completely different. There are so many amazing stories to tell still that I want to see come to life (the hunters, no way out (which is my most anticipated), negan, AOW, etc.) they can't just kill this people willy nilly they need to think about the future of the show! Jesus and the ASZ people can't make up for ALL these big deaths.

I think Ty will go end season 5. Abe season 6 or 7. Then Daryl in the second to last season
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I don't think Daryl should be killed, but I would like him to go down a certain path and become a certain character from the comic.

 

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Was back to his best for me in the recent episode, more so after having a few drinks

 

Tyrese will go before Daryl, probably protecting Carol and the kids in the final push for terminus


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That pretty much sums up my feelings.

 

Very doubtful if it would happen, but I'd like to see

 

TWD Game ***major spoiler***

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That would be an awesome way to go... I like it... I like it a lot.


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I think Daryl is the TV show equivalent of comic Andrea.  Obviously the storylines are completely different, I just mean that he's a fan favorite and strong ally of Rick who has been around since the beginning and will probably stay around for a long time to come.  Since TV Andrea died, and never really captured the glory of her comic counterpart anyway, I always kind of saw that role being filled by Daryl for the TV series.


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I really doubt Daryl is  going to be in season 5... theres not much they can do with him that they havent done before.. plus.. after last episode they will realize Daryl cannot be a main character like Rick... Daryl is very limited when is about the story and cant stand a whole episode.. so  i guess they will discard him from the spin off....


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I really doubt Daryl is  going to be in season 5... theres not much they can do with him that they havent done before.. plus.. after last episode they will realize Daryl cannot be a main character like Rick... Daryl is very limited when is about the story and cant stand a whole episode.. so  i guess they will discard him from the spin off....

 

 

I keep seeing people wanting Rick killed off as well cause his story has been told. A part of me understands the frustration because some characters, Daryl being one of them, go round in circles and it's frustrating. But that's all on the writing. Honestly, I really can't with this show writing sometimes. Can we not get rid of them instead and get new ones, instead of killing characters?


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I keep seeing people wanting Rick killed off as well cause his story has been told. A part of me understands the frustration because some characters, Daryl being one of them, go round in circles and it's frustrating. But that's all on the writing. Honestly, I really can't with this show writing sometimes. Can we not get rid of them instead and get new ones, instead of killing characters?

 

I think a big problem with the writing, no matter who they have in the room actually writing the show, is that AMC gets too much say in the final product. That's because of a shitty contract Darabont got when the show was being pitched. Under those conditions, even the greatest writers churn out awful, messy writing. Too many hands in the pot, so to speak.


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I think a big problem with the writing, no matter who they have in the room actually writing the show, is that AMC gets too much say in the final product. That's because of a shitty contract Darabont got when the show was being pitched. Under those conditions, even the greatest writers churn out awful, messy writing. Too many hands in the pot, so to speak.

 

Exactly right.  There are simply too many cooks in the kitchen.


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I don't think Daryl should be killed, but I would like him to go down a certain path and become a certain character from the comic.

 

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That would be freakin awesome. Dont see it happening but that would be better then killing him off. 


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I love Daryl Dixon. I don't love the fan pandering they've done with Daryl Dixon.

 

I think that Daryl SHOULD die to serve the story. He's already a hero. He doesn't need to die heroically to prove that yet again. I think that he should die in some totally brutal and pointless way, such as getting the Lucille treatment or getting some realistic illness. I think seeing Daryl "Superman" Dixon felled by something and wanting to fight but not having any way TO fight would be truly tragic and heartbreaking to watch.

 

However, I don't think AMC is going to mess with their money. The show is a business. Daryl is the biggest part of that business. At least for now.

 

The one thing that may endanger Daryl's life is the Frank Darabont lawsuit. If his lawsuit is successful or may even look to be successful, I could see AMC killing off Daryl as a way not to have to pay more money to Darabont. I'm not too familiar with the details of that lawsuit, but I think that part of it has to do with money earned after Darabont's departure based on his creative input into the show, which would include the Daryl Dixon character. If that's the case, then I could see AMC being vindictive and petty about it despite how much they're earning from the show (even if they had to pay Darabont more). However, the whole Darabont lawsuit may just be based on episodes and not other marketing, so then the Daryl Dixon character wouldn't be an issue at all.


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I keep seeing people wanting Rick killed off as well cause his story has been told. A part of me understands the frustration because some characters, Daryl being one of them, go round in circles and it's frustrating. But that's all on the writing. Honestly, I really can't with this show writing sometimes. Can we not get rid of them instead and get new ones, instead of killing characters?

 

I feel the same way. Killing off Rick may be the only death that actually would drive me away from the show because it's been established as his story. Killing him would just be the ultimate instance of bad writing. They are just going in circles with the same character beats and introducing very few new character traits/insights.

 

I still feel the most change in all the characters happened during those months between Season 2 and 3... that we never got to actually see. I would have loved a half season just showing them on the road after the farm. They'd only been together a few weeks in Seasons 1 and 2 and then it's months later and they're bonded, but we never got to SEE that bonding/changing... that character development.

 

It's almost like the second half of Season 4 is redoing what we should have seen before they got to the prison in Season 3 (despair on the road, bonding with each other) and the first half of Season 4 was redoing what we should have seen during the second half of Season 3 and what should have been all of Season 4 (life in the prison and then war with Woodbury).


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I don't want Daryl to die.  At least not now.  They could off Tyreese tomorrow and I could care less.  I didn't read the comics so all I know of Tyreese is that he is a whiner (don't wanna work the fence, don't wanna go on runs) and he has a way of putting people around him in danger with his bad attitude (sitting in car so long, hacking at the vines).  I just don't get the Ty love and assume its from people who read the comics so are 'hoping' he somehow becomes that comic character. 

 

Daryl should die sometime - but not just yet.  Beth saying 'he would be the last one standing" felt like a kiss of death and I wonder if he wasn't going to die at this seasons finale afterall. 


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