**BEWARE AGAIN EVERYONE, SPOILERS NOT FAR**
So everybody, the internet has officially melted over the past two days. Many people debating online about who got killed in Negan's infamous Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Mo scene, that for me puts Negan as the most memorable and unique villain of all time, in any franchise ever. Many fans are absolutely furious about the cliffhanger at the end of Season 6, but as for me, you guys have seen my standpoint on this topic, and if you haven't go read my article on Negan's entrance. Now while I am neither pissed, nor very happy that amc left us on a cliffhanger, I'll tell you that there's more to talk about in this episode.
If you are a TV show TWD fan... you're terrible. Just kidding, you're amazing still, but I recommend you go follow the comics as well, because for me it added to my viewing experience. But IF you are a TV only fan, you may be thinking to yourself, "Who are these men that came up in the season finale? Where are they going with Carol and Morgan, and can we trust them?" Now if you are a comic reader, I think the answer is fairly obvious who these men are, as the rode on horseback, wore armor, and wielded pikes like a knight out of GoT. These men of course ARE in fact knights (of sorts)
These two men are from a place called The Kingdom. The Kingdom is a group that The Hilltop has been trading with for awhile now and who is also under the oppression of Negan. The Kingdom is run by a "King" named Ezekiel. Ezekiel was an ex zookeeper before the apocalypse started and he made it out of the zoo alive with his tiger, Shiva. Ezekiel kept Shiva as sort of a pet/battle companion. These two armored men that appeared in the finale are two of The Kingdom's fighters.
Now, I can indeed confirm that these two knights are from The Kingdom and that they can be trusted and they are NOT a hostile group, as these men were pretty much brought to life straight from the comic:
So TV viewers, be confused no more, as I have your back on this stuff. I can confirm that The Kingdom will play a pivotal role in the coming story arcs and are a big puzzle piece in the overall story of TWD. I won't say much in the article about how they are players in the story but I will leave a spoiler that you can read if you really wish to find out.
Rick and Jesus have to turn to Ezekiel for help in the war against Negan. The Kingdom provides able fighters (and a tiger) for combat. Later, after the war, The Kingdom becomes a big and helpful ally for the Alexandrians and play a big piece in the scheme of things