It's a well-known fact that nobody is safe on The Walking Dead as the zombie drama has a higher body count than a wedding in Westeros. It's also a well-known fact that if Daryl Dixon () ever bites the dust, fans of the show will lose their [email protected]%t. The hugely popular character even has his own slogan "If Daryl dies, we riot" and commenters on this site regularly threaten to walk away from the show if he ever gets killed.
The problem with this stance is that show creator Robert Kirkman sees this threat of a riot as something of a dare towards him and show's producers. Here's what he had to say to ComicBook.com about potentially killing off Daryl just to see the fans reaction:
But specifically about the Daryl thing–that fan reaction is going to get him killed. I feel like it’s a dare. Like, ‘Oh, really? You’re gonna riot? We’ll see…we’ll see. No one is safe.
Reedus was also on hand to talk about how he would feel if Daryl got killed on the show:
I would be very bummed. I think it’s silly to think any one of these characters on the show are invincible, it’s a dangerous world and Daryl has a lot to discover as do all the players.
However, if his character was to die, Reedus wants him to go out, quite literally, with a bang:
Maybe, I can be found by a harem of sirens that can sing to me and pet my head. I could become their sex slave and populate mermaid land with redneck fish people.
I'm sure he wouldn't have any shortage of takers to populate his harem, except for maybe the lady below. She seems to have some serious trust issues when it comes to Norman Reedus.