Well yeeeaah, that IS true. But recall in season 3 ep. 2 (Sick), that Rick didn't double check to see if Andrew was killed by the walkers in the prison. Thus his revenge later caused Lori's death. There is also the leaving the Terminus survivors alive, which allowed Gareth and company to threaten the group again.
Ok, maybe Rick wasn't directly responsible for the actions of the aforementioned characters, but by not "taking care of them" as he should've, they wreaked havoc with the group. Same with Morgan not killing the wolves when he had the chance and the guy in the red poncho got killed, and the wolves are likely responsible for the horn being blown in the last episode.
By not taking responsibility over others who have proven themselves dangerous, some responsibility for their subsequent actions must be assumed.
Or am I wrong about this?
There is something to be said about predicting foreseeable outcomes, and yes I concede some people should have been killed when the chance presented itself. Though I should point out, Andrew and the Terminians don't count in this case. Andrew was assumed killed by Walker. This wasn't Rick deliberately sparing his life. Additionally, after Terminus the group simply didn't have the ability to pursue an engagement at that point. Rick would have been stupid to chase after Andrew into the yard. And it would have been suicide to go after the Terminians into a huge horde after being malnourished, exhausted and no where near focused. These were. These were both the best decisions at the time and simply didn't pan out.
Morgan sparing the Wolves, Glenn sparing Nick and even the group accepting Tara into their fold are evidence of what we are talking about. Nick and Tara proved to be correct. (Though.. Nick might get someone killed due to a mistake, I doubt he has malicious goals against Glenn. As far as not killing the wolves. I agree that would not be the choice I would make, but being that they threatened Morgan's life, he alone had a right to determine what the crime against him was worth. In the end he choose his convictions. Which is probably what is keeping him from going back to a raving lunatic.
Allot of people have condemned Rick for 'killing' Hitchhiker, or condemn Carol for letting Hippie Chick getting killed, by suggesting they go out and scavenge. The reality is, is that Hitchhiker was responsible only for himself, Rick was under no obligation to extend his strained resources to anyone. Same thing with the Hippie Couple. They decided they could go out, despite being half crippled and... self admittingly incompetent. If Rick and Carol are not to blame for these deaths, then Morgan is not guilty of any crimes someone else does.
Morgan thy new name is edging around Tyrese. It isn't good to be Tyrese. It is wonderful to see your Jedi skills in action but the wolves lives aren't precious. Wake up PLEAZ.
Different entirely. Tyrese was paralyzed into inaction. Morgan is deliberately choosing his. Tyrese was simply broken and unable to function in this world. Morgan found himself a belief to keep himself sane. I might not agree with it, but it's completely different than what happened with Ty.
Tyreese was a pretty boring character. We don't need a constant "moral compass" character for Rick. He has a great idea about what things are.
Now, Morgan is going to be another made-up boring character who could have been great. I'm sorry, but their made up characters, for some reason especially the African American ones, not being racist its just true, usually turn out to be terribly boring.
T-Dog, prison guy, Noah, Beth, Tyreese, Sasha, their version of the Governor, Andrea (cause she's not like comic Andrea), etc.
I know some (or a lot) of people liked a few of these characters, but really the comic versions were better. I'm not pro-comics. Its just true.
Actually... you do. I'm not even talking about a 'real world' scenario. It's simply good story-telling. In a group you need internal as well as external strife. If everyone was on the same page THEN it becomes boring. We all like to say RickCo and Ricktatorship, but the reality is... if the characters all really completely agreed with Rick, they cease becoming characters and simply become extensions of Rick's character.
Some characters they botched. There's no question. T-Dog and Beth didn't get used until they were offed, which was a shame, because when they showed us what they could have been from the start, it was awesome. TV Andrea... was an abomination that was "Abhorrent in the eyes of our Lord" worthy. (In fact I'm sure she was banned somewhere in Commandments 11-15 that Moses dropped). That doesn't change the fact that characters like Ty were well written. Characters that lose their drive and will are going to happen. It's a reality,and too watch him go from a guy who raged uncontrollably to a lost puppy paralyzed with inaction was tragic, but in a good way. The only problem with this was they picked a bad-ass from the comic, but as a stand alone character TV Tyresse worked.
If everyone became Rick Clones then the show just.. devolves into pointless action, because there's no character building. Even among soldiers in the same unit you would have differing opinions by this point if a squad survived together.