Spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7 and comic books follow.
The Walking Dead is finally reaching the end of its seventh season, and soon there will be All-Out War between Negan's Saviors and every community they've terrorized, including Rick's group. By the end of the season finale, we are definitely going to see some deaths. A few losses may be predictable, but The Walking Dead always has a trick up its sleeve. Here's why I believe we'll see Morgan kick the bucket.
The Writers Are Playing With Morgan's Morality For A Reason
Morgan has gone through a massive amount of character development ever since Season 1 — from a father, to a killer, to a psychopath, to a man of peace, and now back to a killer.
In the most recent episode, Benjamin's death took a toll on Morgan, who finally snapped and killed Richard over his fatal mistake. It is safe to say that Morgan has officially given up on his pacifism. He may still try to not kill anyone else, but — as Richard warned — he will eventually have to.
Morgan's character arc was completed when he turned his back on his own morality and killed Richard. History shows that when characters on The Walking Dead begin doing things that their character wouldn't normally take part in, things usually go south for them. Look no further than Glenn in Season 6 when he went against his own morality and killed Negan's men in their sleep — and we all know how that ended up!
He's Already Died In The Comics
On the TV series, Morgan has lasted way longer than his comic book counterpart. In the comics, Morgan lived in Alexandria and had a brief relationship with Michonne, but he never quite found his place. When the herd took over Alexandria (as depicted in the Season 6 midseason finale), Morgan started fighting and didn't come out alive. If Morgan is fated to die in battle, there's one coming up very shortly!
Of course, the comics don't always determine what happens in the show — and since Morgan hasn't died on TV yet, it's clear that he still has a purpose left. The tough part, however, is figuring out exactly what Morgan's purpose is, especially if he is going to keep going crazy.
Morgan's character will be fully developed by the end of the season, and a grand sacrifice to help defeat Negan would be a fitting end.
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Did The Producers Already Give Us A Hint About Morgan's Death?
Remember the picnic dream sequence after Glenn and Abe die? If you pay close attention, we see Morgan reach over to the candle and take out the flame with his fingers. It's kind of a weird thing to do in the middle of a meal?
Well, most TWD fans know that the opening credits always foreshadow what is to come in each season. Here's what I noticed in this season's credits:
Since every single shot likely foreshadows a singular event, the melted candles — which seem to symbolize the flames of hope being burned out — may connect to Morgan putting out candles himself in the dream sequence (and his peaceful methods "melting away" in the most recent episode).
We can't be sure that Morgan will definitely die in Season 7, but all of this evidence keeps adding up. We'll just have to wait until the finale on April 2nd to find out.
In the meantime, check out this clip from next week's episode, "The Other Side":
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