Warning: possible spoilers for The Walking Dead TV show so far, if you are not caught up, do not read! Definite spoilers for The Walking Dead comics, if you are planning to or have not finished reading them, then do not read this! Spoilers for the comics could possibly divulge the future of the TV show, read at your own risk!
As any fan of The Walking Dead does, I would like to speculate on the characters that I think will die next season. I will base my choices on a mixture of who died in the comics, my personal theories/hopes for the show, and pure logic. With no way to really tell who will die next season until the show premieres again, you should all know that these are just my current theories, and that I shouldn't be blamed if I guess that your favorite character will die! So, enough of the warning label, let's get started.
Why I think he'll die: Some of you may know that the leader of The Saviors, Negan, kills Glenn. It hasn't been revealed that we will be seeing Negan anytime soon, but when he does, Glenn is pretty much done for. Even though Glenn is one of my favorite characters, things aren't adding up in his favor. The only thing that could save Glenn at this point would be a decision from Robert Kirkman himself, saying he wants to keep the character.
How I think he'll die: I think that Glenn will die in the mid-season finale, the same way he did in the comics (baseball bat to the skull by Negan). Not only would this provide a shocking turn of events for the rest of the season, but would introduce Negan, who would be the main antagonist of Season 7. (If you're interested in actors who could play the part of Negan, click here.
Why I think she'll die: Not only did Carol die in the comics, but she has truly gone dark on the show. She threatened to kill an innocent little boy if he told anyone that she was trying to steal guns for the group, and that's why I think someone will have to take her down. Not necessarily because of that one instance, but because of that kind of behavior.
How I think she'll die: In the comics, Carol committed suicide, but we've exceeded that point already. I personally think that executioner Rick will have to put a bullet in her head, or even worse, Daryl might have to do it. Once they realize that Carol going to the dark side is bad for the group, and could risk their stay in Alexandria, they would know that it's for the greater good.
Why I think she'll die: Not only did Judith die in the comics, but at this point it seems like they're trying to find new ways to push Rick over the edge. If Judith dies, then crazy Rick would be welcomed back to the party. The Rick that hears imaginary telephones, sees dead people, and bites throats out. Why would they want to bring back crazy Rick? Because the only way to fight crazy, is with crazy.
How I think she'll die: I think that Judith will die in an attack on Alexandria by The Wolves (or just the zombies owned by The Wolves). This would not only push Rick over the edge, but cause a personal vendetta against The Wolves. It would be just another day at the office, killing someone that tries to take your stuff. It needs to be personal for Rick to take out The Wolves.
Why I think she'll die: Sasha, just like Carol, has gone off the deep end because of the family members she's lost. We've seen many reckless behaviors in Sasha, and she can't accustom herself to the new (or old) way of living the group has discovered. Also, she was created for the TV show, so anything is possible with this character.
How I think she'll die: We've seen Sasha have a show-down with Michonne before, but I think the next time she'll get killed. Once Sasha has another violent outburst in front of people, I think police woman Michonne will cut her down right there.
Why I think he'll die: Another character that died in the comics (as will most all of the characters on this list be), Abraham is truly one tough dude. He's a tough guy like Daryl, and has leadership qualities like Rick, and that's why I think he'll die. Let me explain...
How I think he'll die: I think that Abraham will sacrifice himself for the greater good. I would like it to go down as The Wolves are attacking Alexandria (which we all know will more than likely happen), and for Abraham to save someone such as Eugene or Rosita by pushing himself in front of some attacking zombies. Abraham is tough enough to survive the Apocalypse, but not if his best friend/girlfriend is in danger, then he'll do whatever he can to save them.
Why I think he'll die: The main reason Eugene is on this list is that he's weak. Last season we saw him save Glenn and Tarah's lives, but that wouldn't have happened if all the zombies (excuse me, "walkers") weren't diverted to other places from a grenade exploding, and Noah and Glenn trying to make an escape. In my opinion, Eugene just doesn't have what it takes to make it.
How I think he'll die: This is a very hard decision. There could be many ways that Eugene dies, but I think it will happen when Alexandria gets attacked by, you guessed it, The Wolves. I know I've harped on about this a lot, but there has to be some serious losses for The Wolves to be considered the greatest threat so far. If they take out some of the main cast members, preferably ones we'll miss, then it'll make everything real. As in, the group, and the viewers, will know it's time to fight.
Why I think she'll die: After the death of one of her sons and her husband, I think Deanna will visit Rick's vacation spot in crazy town. This could also add a flake of uncertainty when The Wolves attack, because the citizens of the town would be with a new leader, or still without one. But because of Deanna's unstable mental state, she'd have to be put down by someone inside the walls of Alexandria.
How I think she'll die: I think that her other son Spencer will have to kill her. Deanna will make some crazy decisions (like maybe having Sasha or Carol killed), and Spencer will have to put his mother down, and take over as leader (maybe). Why do I think Spencer will do it? Because if Rick or Daryl just decided to kill Deanna, then there would be a total revolt. The fact that her own son would have to resort to killing his mother should make everyone else understand how severe the circumstances were.
Why I think he'll die: Because why not? We've met this character maybe twice, we only know him because he's Deanna's son, and if Deanna dies, then chances are he will probably die too. The main reason though, is that if he leads Alexandria after his mother's death, then The Wolves will come after him specifically.
How I think he'll die: If Spencer leads Alexandria, then I think he will get killed personally by some of The Wolves. If not, then he will probably bite it in the attack on the town itself.
Why I think he'll die: Not only did Morgan die in the comics, but it would be so tragic. He finally caught up with Rick and the group, and then he gets killed? The internet would break because of fan reactions. It just sounds like something Robert Kirkman would do.
How I think he'll die: I think Morgan will die either when The Wolves' attack, or on the first appearance of Negan, at the same time as Glenn. The fact that if the first time Negan shows up he kills two of the main characters, he would be taken so seriously. Glenn and Morgan? That's just cold. Or, he could join most of the other people on this list and just get eaten by walkers. (owned by The Wolves)
Father Gabriel Stokes
Why I think he'll die: Because we want him to. He left the gate opened and started all of this. Enough said.
How I think he'll die: I hope executioner Rick puts a bullet in his head. Either him or Maggie. Or Carol. Or Carl, Daryl, Glenn, Abraham, Tara, Rosita, Morgan, Sasha, Michonne, or even Eugene. Practically, the entire cast has a chance of killing Father Gabriel. Because he didn't close the gate.
What did you think? Do you have a character you think will die next season? Let me know in the comments!