This bloody issue of The Walking Dead significantly altered our character rankings – here’s the new list:
Rick is really taking Andrea’s death hard. We can’t blame him, and thankfully the other Alexandrians can’t either. We just hope this won’t break Rick for good.
Michonne was quiet this issue but is otherwise still in charge of this mission to Eugene and Stephanie’s meeting point, so she’s staying at the 2 spot.
Maggie looks hell-bent on finding and killing Negan. Even though she’s away, Maggie still controls the soon-to-be rebuilt Hilltop so we’re keeping her high on the list.
While Maggie’s away it seems Carl has helped take the reigns at The Hilltop. Teenage girl drama aside, he has proven to be a very valuable member of the community.
Since Eugene’s the main contact for this Stephanie meet-up, we’re keeping him high-up at the 5 spot. But now that we know A New World Order is coming, maybe Eugene led his people into a trap.
6. Jesus (+5)
Despite the misleading cover Jesus actually prevailed over Beta (thanks to Aaron, who we’ll get to in a second). Not only that, but he also killed a group of Whisperers trying to recruit an innocent family. With these two major accomplishments, it looks like The Whisperers won’t be a problem in the future.
7. Aaron (NEW)
There’s no better way to re-introduce Aaron into the rankings than the issue when he helped save Jesus, kill Beta, and recruit new survivors to Alexandria!
Magna seems bored of this trip, but thankfully this new threat will provide some excitement.
9. Yumiko (-2)
We’re only moving Yumiko down because of Jesus and Aaron’s performance.
The Princess has proven to be a much-needed spark on this Ohio trip. The question is – will she be valuable during this upcoming story arc or has she been tricking the group the whole time?
11. William (-2)
As the leader of The Kingdom we have to keep William in the rankings even though he hasn’t appeared very often.
12. Dwight (-6)
Laura’s right, Dwight does need to give Rick a break. Although Rick is worried Dwight might pull something, we’re dropping him down our rankings until he does.
13. Siddiq (NEW)
We’re adding Siddiq back in because he IS on the vital trip to Stephanie’s meeting spot.
14. Negan (-1)
For those worried about Negan – don’t worry! He’ll be back for December’s Issue 174, which is centered around him.
Notable Loss: Beta
Beta showed up just in time to get killed by Aaron and Jesus. It was fun discovering Beta’s true identity as a former famous NBA star, and it would be interesting to learn how he transformed from that to a skin-wearing knife-wielding killer. Either way, so long to Frowny McTwoknives and the Whisperer leadership as we knew it.
On the Bubble: Lydia & Sophia
What do YOU think of our power rankings after this issue? Let us know in the comments below.
Well here we are, scattered about the rotting world, looking for safety in all the wrong places. Seems to be heading in a new direction but with similar ups and downs. Can’t wait to see whats in store for Negan, but kinda bummed that Beta was some basketball star, interesting way to throw in celebs. go on….
The rankings look about right.