The Prelims are OVER! GROUP A, GROUP B, GROUP C, and GROUP D have been wrapped up! Now we get to the final 16. We’ll do this in two parts: today we have the winners of Groups A and C, and then Friday we’ll have Groups B and D winners face off.
Here we go!
RICK vs HERSHEL
At this point, Rick IS The Walking Dead. It’s his world and everyone else is just living in it. Will someone move to the forefront of the series? Possibly. And probably. But for now, Rick is the man. Can Hershel take him down? Hershel was the kind, moral center of the group for a long time, but he’s no match for the main man… Right?
MAGGIE vs MORGAN
The small-town-farm-girl-turned-community-leader versus the broken soul from Rick’s home town. Maggie’s already had a big arc but I still think she has a big future ahead of her. Morgan’s story has ended, but people loved him, and he STILL might be coming back to the show…
MICHONNE vs ABRAHAM
Well here comes the big match up of this side of the Sweet 16 bracket. It’s my gut feeling that Michonne is one of the top characters in TWD, but you never can tell. Sgt Abraham Ford was a straight bad ass, from the second he showed up to the second he went out. This one could be interesting.
THE GOVERNOR vs ANDREA
Obligatory reminder that this is for the COMIC characters. I bring this up now for obvious reasons relating to BOTH characters involved in this match up. The Governor was the first big bad guy and proved to be a TON of trouble with very real, very lasting implications for our group. Andrea was criminally underserved on the show, but is a fan-favorite for sure in the comic. Alive and well, I’ll be curious to see where Andrea’s path leads post-All Out War. Although these two had a very personal history on the TV show, I don’t think they ever even talked in the comic.