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The Season 3 premiere of Fear The Walking Dead shocked fans by killing off another beloved character, renewing interest in companion series at the same time. That death isn't the only reason Season 3 of has fans talking again. The premiere also introduced a new group of survivors, one of whom now looks to be the main villain on the series.

Among the new survivors, Troy Otto (Dan Sharman) started off as a pretty insane character, and will most likely succeed as the villain. Troy showed his character in his treatment of the Clarke group when crossing the Mexican / American border, shooting Luciana and holding the rest of them prisoner.

'Fear The Walking Dead' [Credit: AMC]
'Fear The Walking Dead' [Credit: AMC]

Troy is the third person in line to become the leader of his father's survivor camp, so he's close to reigning maniacally over an entire group. Two other people prevent that from happening right now: Jeremiah (Dayton Callie) and Jake Otto (Sam Underwood), Troy's father and brother.

How Will Troy Become The Villain Of Fear The Walking Dead?

Jake and Jeremiah Otto are more level-headed than Troy and appear to have the skills to survive in the post-apocalyptic world, which means they won't have to worry about Troy taking over for them too quickly.

However, with Troy being named the villain of Season 3, he'll likely fall into a position of influence that gives him the means he needs to become a dangerous power. The most logical place for that to happen in is his father's camp, so Troy will have to get rid of his father and brother.

'Fear The Walking Dead' [Credit: AMC]
'Fear The Walking Dead' [Credit: AMC]

Since Dan Sharman himself has compared his role to that of The Walking Dead's Governor, there's a good chance Troy is capable of killing his brother and father to assume control over their camp. Sharman gave out the details during an interview with

I think he's a very different beast, I kind of see him as a much more emotionally unstable and much more... He's almost like a cross between Tybalt from Romeo and Juliet and Iago and Othello. It's much a more emotional hotbed of madness, I think, than The Governor.

Sounds like Troy is in the right mindset to take violent action. If Troy feels like he could be a more productive leader, he'll probably take the most drastic course of action to take control. Of course, that would make Troy an even more ethically questionable than the Governor was.

'Fear The Walking Dead' [Credit: AMC]
'Fear The Walking Dead' [Credit: AMC]

Whatever the case may be, Troy is already well on his way to become the best villain Fear The Walking Dead has to offer.

What do you think of Troy on Fear The Walking Dead? Are you excited to see him become the newest villain? Or do you think he'll be another lame duck like The Walking Dead's Gareth? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Fear The Walking Dead airs Sundays on AMC; The Walking Dead returns for Season 8 in October.



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