If your a fan of “The Walking Dead”, then boy do we have a Versus for you! The Walking Dead books and show has taken off like wildfire! I can’t tell you how many people I have talked to about the show. I’ve spoken more about TWD than Star Wars! Women love the show. Men can’t stop talking about it. So why not have a bad guy and girl (and another bad guy) from the books face off? There are some really terrible people in this world and we are having a sale on 3 of the biggest baddass’s! If you haven’t read the books, you might not want to keep reading on as it my spoil some of your reading fun! You’ve been warned! So here we go! Our first major bad guy is the The Governor! Then we have the foul mouthed Neagan. And to round it off, the leader of the Whispers, Alpha! Here is a little about each character and, then we want you to pick a winner in our poll! And we also want to here from you.
The Governor (real name Philip Blake in the TV series and Brian Blake in the comic and novels) is a fictional character and a primary antagonist from the The Walking Dead comic book and television series. On television, he is portrayed by David Morrissey. Created by Robert Kirkman and artists Charlie Adlard and Cliff Rathburn, the character made his comics debut in The Walking Dead #27 on April 2006 and his television debut in season 3. In both series, The Governor is the seemingly charismatic leader of Woodbury, Georgia, who is revealed to be a brutal, insane leader who comes into conflict with protagonist Rick Grimes and is responsible for several deaths of primary characters. The Governor’s origins are explored in the novel The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, written by Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga.
Following Woodbury’s capture and the murder of stranded refugees from Atlanta, The Governor is met by Rick Grimes, when Grimes’ band of survivors explores the town. After initially acting hospitable, The Governor turns on the group. Attempting to find the location of Rick’s prison refuge in order to collect supplies for Woodbury, The Governor proceeds to cut off Rick’s hand, mentally tortures Glenn, and has Michonne restrained, stripped, and repeatedly raped. To learn the location of the prison, The Governor allows the survivors to escape the premises with the help of one of his guards, Caesar Martinez. However, Michonne stays behind and finds her way to The Governor’s apartment, where she brutally tortures him. He loses his right arm, his fingernails, his penis, and his left eye. When Michonne rejoins the group and they ask her if The Governor is still alive, Michonne is uncertain.
The Governor survives with the help of Bob Stookey, a citizen who had medical experience, and is eventually able to find the prison The Governor uses Rick’s murder of Martinez to rally Woodbury’s townspeople against the prison’s inhabitants.Things do not go according to plan, however, as Rick’s group puts up a tenacious defense that forces Woodbury’s humiliating retreat. After a failed attempt to gain his way into the prison, by using Tyreese as a hostage and subsequently decapitating Tyreese’s with Michonne’s katana, The Governor crushes the fences with a tank. A bloody massacre ensues, leading to a high death toll and ultimately making the prison less secure and less habitable.
Tensions steadily rise within The Governor’s group, as their remaining ammunition is limited, and a handful of Woodbury residents’ moral consciences come into play, especially regarding the killing of defenseless or young members of the prison group. Both factors lead to the remnants of The Governor’s army turning on him, and to Lilly’s killing him, throwing his corpse to the zombies, and making a last-ditch attempt to fortify the prison.
Negan is a fictional character in the comic book series The Walking Dead. He was the leader of a group of over 50 survivors in Washington, DC called the Saviors, who subjugate other communities in the area for resources in return for their protection against zombies. The character’s appearance is based on Henry Rollins, as confirmed by Charlie Adlard himself and his excessive use of profanity was worked in by Robert Kirkman’s own vernacular and derived from other people he knew Jeffrey Dean Morgan will portray Negan in the television series of the same name, and will first appear in the series’ sixth season finale.
After Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors agree to start a trading network with the Hilltop Colony, they are ambushed by the Saviors and are forced to obey Negan’s rules and orders to give half of their supplies away like the other communities. Initially obedient, Rick and the others secretly prepare for war against the Saviors with the other communities in the DC area. Negan resides in an abandoned factory (being labelled ‘Sanctuary’) where most of the women act as his wives (who were the other men’s former girlfriends/wives). He soon grows fond of Rick’s son, Carl Grimes.
The character was conceptualized by Robert Kirkman after scrapping the idea of Rick Grimes being forced to kill fellow survivor, Glenn, in order to protect his son.
At some point after the outbreak, Negan established “The Saviors” and fiercely ruled over his men. Negan, along with his team (which includes at least 50 or more other men), had made a deal with the Hilltop Colony; they would use the weaponry that the other group was lacking to kill all zombies wandering near their premises. In return, they would obtain half of Hilltop’s supplies; such as livestock and crops. To get his point across, if a potential problem would arise, Negan and his men would resort to cruel and manic measures. If they sense they are being tracked, or if they feel they aren’t getting sufficient supplies, they beat or kill the people from Hilltop. The group also sends “messages” to the community, which are usually very deadly, such as Gregory being stabbed by Ethan.
Later, Negan, along with fifty other Saviors, snuck up on Rick’s group and subdued Rick by surprise. They lined up all of the survivors from the van (Rick, Carl, Glenn, Maggie, Sophia, Michonne, and Heath), telling them that he wanted revenge for the Saviors that were killed. Without an agreement from Rick, Negan made a deal; everything that belonged to the Alexandria Safe-Zone, now belonged to the Saviors. He introduced his weapon of choice; Lucille, a baseball bat covered in barbed wire. After a long talk about the new world order and whom he should beat to death using Lucille. He finally chose his victim at random: Glenn. Maggie panicked, as Glenn attempted talking Negan out of it.
Negan ignored him and smashed Glenn’s skull in by slamming Lucille down hard on Glenn’s head. Negan laughed, and when Glenn attempted to get to his feet, the former remarked that “he’s taking it like a champ” before swinging Lucille at Glenn, dislocating his jaw and beating Glenn to death. Negan told the mourning and crying group that the Saviors would be back in one week to collect half of everything that the Alexandria Safe-Zone owned, or there would be more killings. Rick vowed that he would avenge Glenn and kill Negan. Negan laughed at this, beat Rick with his bare hands and turned around, leaving the survivors with Glenn’s corpse.
Alpha is a main character first encountered in Issue 132 of Image Comics’ The Walking Dead. She is the leader of a large survivor group known as The Whisperers and is the mother of Lydia. She currently serves as the primary antagonist of the series from Volume 22: A New Beginning to present.
Alpha survived the initial stages of the outbreak where she and her daughter eventually joined or formed a group of many survivors that eventually became the Whisperers in which she became their leader. Based on what she said to another Whisperer, she may have fought for her place as leader several times before.
Alpha is shown to be a cunning, cruel and savage woman who is a strong leader to those in her group. She appears to take great pride in her leadership abilities and seems to enjoy the position of power that she maintains over her group. She appears to no longer possess any emotions of affection, as shown when she coldly rejects her own daughter’s attempt to embrace her and tells her to call her “Alpha” instead of “mom”, showing that she has completely shed the life she once had before the apocalypse and has accepted the person she now is. It is hinted that she emotionally and physically abuses her daughter and allows other Whisperers to rape and abuse her to in order to remain a hardened leader in her people’s eyes. Despite this she does seem to still show care for her child as shown when she instructs her to stay close to the center of the formation to stay safe from the zombies and instructing Rick to protect her after she disowns Lydia for being weak and seems to reluctantly disown her as she is shown crying during the deed.
Alpha’s savageness is very evident and she is shown to be a completely remorseless, coldblooded murderer, who seems to kill not just for survival, but just as a message towards her enemies. She appears to be highly intelligent as well, as shown by the fact she has the largest herd encountered under her control to an extent and her ability to lead her people under disguise among the herds of zombies. She does, however, seems to be cracking under her tough facade, doing her best to be as cold as she can while hiding the cracks in her facade from the rest of the Whisperers as shown when she brutally murders one of her own who witnessed her crying.
“I’ve seen how you live. I’ve walked your streets. It’s a joke. Life is blood and pain and sacrifice. You think you have accomplished so much, but I look around at what you’ve done… and I see children playing a game of make believe. You’ve built a shrine to a long dead world. We are animals who always pretended we are not. You work and toil towards restoring a life where you exercise so you can sit in a chair and let a box lie to you until all your thoughts are gone. My people? The Whisperers… our lives are true. We live the full lives we were always meant to. You strive to return to a life as slaves to our petty desires… instead of recognizing the gift this world has to offer. The gift of freedom.”
So now that you have a little of an understanding of the characters who do you think would be standing at the end of the day! Would you root for one or would you like to see them all go down! Should one win? Vote on the poll below and if you have some comments please feel free to voice your opinion! We are always interested in knowing whats on your mind! Do you have a versus you would like us to explore just let us know!
“What the Fucking Fuck” – (Neagan TWD)