Daryl Dixon is the redneck star of millions of female The Walking Dead fans’ romantic fantasies. Fan arguments currently rage over whether Daryl should be romantically linked to Carol or Beth.
But according to The Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman, those arguments might be moot. In response to a fan letter in issue 130 comparing badass Daryl Dixon to the badass gay character Jesus from the comics, Kirkman hinted that Daryl may be gay.
“All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show.”
Kirkman was also asked if AMC would allow the character to be gay.
“For the record, they absolutely would,” he said.
Kirkman’s suggestion isn’t new to fandom. We’ve been talking about the idea that Daryl might be gay on the forums even before this thread in 2012. And Rickyl (Daryl + Rick) is a popular pairing that fans approach with varying levels of seriousness.
So what do you think? You’ll find plenty of discussion about Daryl on our forums.