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Dude...

Carl got shot in the head. He's still walking around.

Kirkman clearly doesn't have any qualms about sacrificing "realism" for the sake of the narrative. Not that I think people "need to die" for the story to be realistic. Once your survivors have made it past a certain point, you'd expect the attrition rate to drop pretty significantly.

There are only four survivors of Atlanta who are still around. If Kirkman is to kill one off every time he needs to "shake things up", that's pretty damn unsustainable. And I like Michonne, but she's nowhere near as well developed a character as some of the others. Abraham is "Rick's male lieutenant/resident badass who may or may not turn against him" take three, counting Shane. Maggie and Sophia are bit characters at most, and none of the new group have anywhere near enough development to fill the shoes of Atlanta survivors.



Yeah no I'm aware about Carl, but I've always felt that he in this case should be the only exception. Plus, there's always the notion that Kirkman's been building all of this up to make his death that much more unbelieveable (and then of course that would then lead into Rick's downfall/death).
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I disagree. Killing characters, particularly important characters, just for the shake of shock value is a really shitty way to write a story, and completely self destructive. Kill Rick and you completely handicap the narrative. Kill Andrea, and not only do you lose an important supporting character, you don't go anywhere you haven't already been before. Either way, it's a pretty serious net loss.

At this point, GRIMDARK is just as dangerous as light and fluffy. And I'm not sure I'd want to read a 200 some issue "Rise of the Governor".



I doubt Kirkman kills characters just for the shock value.
It's a dangerous world they're in, that's the world he's depicting.

It would be huge to kill Rick and I doubt they would do it.
But if you ask me Andrea is free game.
Don't forget, these characters are The Walking Dead, death is inevitable.
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If Glenn dies, it will have to be worth a hell of a lot. One of my favourite all time characters going out for the sake of needing to kill someone would be just terrible.
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But if you ask me Andrea is free game.


No.
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