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Now that The Walking Dead is onto Season 7, the character list for the series is bigger than ever before. Back in 2010 the season ended with just a handful of characters stuck on a highway, and this season it we have multiple communities full of people interacting.

Given that the Walking Dead universe is forever expanding, we can expect many new characters to be introduced over the course of Season 7, below you'll find a comprehensive list of these new characters and what we know about them, as well as a list of all the characters currently alive in The Walking Dead.

Updated 09/23/2016:

AMC have released character portraits for nearly every main character in the show. The portraits show both the confident and calm characters we know and love, juxtaposed with a close up of their faces, terror clearly in their eyes. Take a look at the entire set of images over here:

New Portraits Of Our Favorite 'Walking Dead' Characters Show Everyone's Life Is On The Line

Source: TV Guide
Source: TV Guide

King Ezekiel

Ezekiel made one hell of an entrance to the series when he was introduced in The Walking Dead Season 7 trailer alongside his unusual pet, a tiger named Shiva. Ezekiel is actually a character straight from the comic series, and his community — the Kingdom — is likely to become an important part of the series. Ezekiel styles himself as "King Ezekiel," and is a fairly eccentric fellow, but he's also a good guy and given that our group is now battling against Negan and his Saviors, Ezekiel is definitely the man you want on your side, after all, he does have a tiger.


Technically Negan was introduced at the end of Season 6, but as we're about to see a whole lot more of this guy it's worth getting to know him.

Basically, Negan is the baddest villain you'll ever have the displeasure of coming across. With his favorite weapon (a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat) Lucille constantly at his side, Negan is not one to let you forget that he's the one in charge. Negan is the leader of his Saviors, a large group who have survived by taking food and supplies from other communities in return for supposedly protecting them. However in reality his group are mean thugs, bullying communities into giving up their already meagre supplies, and after the events of the Season 6 finale you can be sure that Negan and his gang will soon have a fight on their hands.

Characters living at Alexandria

Alexandria may not be the most populous community, but it is where the most notable characters reside. Here's a list of main or supporting characters who call the spacious houses of Alexandria home:

There are also a number of minor characters at Alexandria including: Bob and Natalie Miller, Scott, Tobin, Bruce, Francine, Eric Raleigh, Mikey, Kent, Barbara, Rosemary and Anna.

Characters living at the Hilltop

Jesus & some of the Hilltop gang Vs Rick [AMC]
Jesus & some of the Hilltop gang Vs Rick [AMC]

Introduced in Season 6, Hilltop will undoubtedly play a bigger roll in Season 7. Although Hilltop has a much bigger popular than Alexandria, we've barely met any of the residents, and at the moment know the names of just a few characters:

  • Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
  • Gregory
  • Harlan Carson

We also briefly saw or heard of characters including: Andy, Crystal, Kal, Eduardo, Bertie, Craig, Wesley and Freddie.

Characters living at Negan's compounds

One of Negan's compounds [Gene Page/AMC]
One of Negan's compounds [Gene Page/AMC]

Although we went inside two of Negan's compounds or safe houses, most of the characters who we came across there were killed by Rick's crew just soon after. However here is a list of Negan's Saviors we do know of:

  • Dwight
  • Wade
  • Simon
  • Honey
  • Cam

There will undoubtedly be more of Negan's Saviors introduced throughout Season 7 as we go inside Negan's compound, which was briefly shown in the Season 7 trailer.

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