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It’s the truth. Nobody gets out of this world alive. Especially when walkers, other humans, and every other nasty thing you can think of seems out to get you.
After a slower, more character-driven start, The Walking Dead is gearing up for a finale that Daryl Dixon himself, Norman Reedus, teased as “crazy.” And in The Walking Dead world crazy usually means people are going to die.
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Rick has been with us from the start, is the closest thing to a “main” character the ensemble show has, and has survived stuff that should have killed him already. There are also, without spoiling too much, a ton of stories from the comics featuring Rick that have yet to be adapted. It’s more likely that death will come at Rick’s hands, at least for a while. But the TV series is not the comic, so you never know.
Some people might want him dead, especially after his turn as a whiny teenager this season, but killing a 14-year old would be a major shock. Carl is also growing more independent and becoming a real survivor, so it would be a shame to see that cut short.
The Lil’ Asskicker survived her brush with death this season already, we’ve seen that she’s alive and well. In the comic books anything goes, but would AMC allow the creators to kill such a cute baby? If any character has plot armor, it’s probably the baby.
Yeah, right, you’re probably thinking. Michonne is the ultimate survivor, a walker-slaying demon with a razor-sharp katana. And we’re just starting to get hints of her backstory. But it pays never to get too comfortable in The Walking Dead world.
Will Daryl be the “last man standing?” He’s tough as hell, and he’s experienced some real personal growth lately, but there’s something tragic about his story that an early death protecting others would fit right in with. Plus Norman Reedus is branching out into movies, such as the new Air with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
Carol done a bad thing. A very bad thing. Maybe she did it for a good reason, but I’m not sure everyone’s going to understand. She’s joined back up with Tyreese, but what will happen if and when the truth comes out about killing Karen?
If she isn’t killed by angry Caryl shippers first, Beth might have a chance. She’s toughening up considerably and forming a relationship with Daryl. Emily Kinney seems very serious about her music career, though.
Glenn is becoming a riot-armor wearing bad-ass. But he’s also joined up with Abraham and his group, and it’s clear something isn’t right there that might put Glenn in danger.
Bob’s is very useful to the group as a medic, but that’s a bit of a strike against him because taking that away would really hurt, and the creators love to twist the knife. His alcoholism is also a weakness that might have negative consequences in the future.
Maggie is a bit of a wildcard. Along with Sasha and Bob she’s in what’s arguably the most vulnerable group. No katana master on this team, although Maggie herself has been badass so far. She still hasn’t found Glenn or Beth, either, so you’d expect a reunion first.
Tyreese apparently still does not know what Carol did to Karen. When it comes out, the blowup might be huge and maybe deadly. For now, though, Tyreese has Baby Judith, and the benefits of her adorable invincibility might just rub off on him.
Sasha has become a strong survivor, but is her fate is linked to Tyreese? They’re currently separated. Will she ever get to see Tyreese again?
Something shady is going on in their storyline, and it will probably take a while to play out. Rosita is the most disposable character of the group, so if one of them goes first, it’ll probably be her.
Finally, we pay tribute to the last major character to go, as of now it’s everyone’s favorite fatherly figure, Hershel Greene.