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  Abraham Ford
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Actor Michael Cudlitz
Gender Male
Hair Auburn
Age Mid to late 40's
Occupation Sergeant in the U.S. Army
Family Unknown
First Appearance "Inmates"
Status Alive
Series lifespan "Inmates" to Present
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
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"When we get to Washington, we will make the dead die... and the living will have this world again."
—Abraham to the group.[src]

Abraham Ford is a main character and survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He and his traveling companions Rosita and Eugene are on route to Washington, D.C..

Pre-Apocalypse

Location Unknown

Not much is known about Abraham's life before or as the outbreak started, apart from him being a Sergeant in the U.S. army, he is described as "vulgar with rough edges but wise". He was likely stationed somewhere near Houston, Texas. He along with Rosita made it their mission to escort Eugene Porter, who possesses valuable information pertaining to the outbreak, to Washington, D.C.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 4

"Inmates"

After a weakened Glenn collapses from fighting off walkers, Tara uses the end of her gun to kill the remaining walker. While she does so, Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene pull their truck up to her. After Tara sarcastically thanks them for their help, the trio exit their truck, to which Abraham tells her that she's "got a damn mouth", then asks about what else she has.

"Claimed"

Tara Chambler sits at the back of Abraham Ford's military truck, writing the street names on her hand as the truck drives past them. They are forced to stop when they come across a car wreckage blocking the road, and three walkers nearby approach. Tara prepares to shoot them with a rifle, but Abraham orders her to stop and proceeds to attack them with a crowbar. Tara notes that it's the first time she's seen someone smile while killing a walker, to which he replies that he is "the luckiest guy in the world".

The group is soon back on the road, and Glenn finally awakens. He angrily bashes on the back window, demanding that they stop the truck. Abraham ignores him and flips him off until the window begins to actually crack. Abraham then angrily stops the truck, and as Glenn tries to leave, Abraham tells him that he is causing disruptions to 'The Mission.' He goes on to reveal that Eugene knows exactly what caused the beginning of the apocalypse, and that government officials are to meet with him in Washington. Glenn tries to leave anyway, and after Abraham tries to force him to stay, Glenn punches him. Abraham angrily retaliates, and a full fight breaks out.

Rosita and Tara unsuccessfully try to intervene, and Eugene is the only one to notice the herd of walkers closing in. The others are too distracted by the fight to notice Eugene calling for them, and it's only after Eugene begins opening fire that the fight stops. After the herd is cleared out, they discover that Eugene's haphazard shooting damaged the truck's gas tank. As Glenn and Tara once again prepare to leave, Rosita chooses to go along with them, stating that with the truck inoperable, there's nothing else for them to do. Eugene then says to Abraham that it would be practical for them to go along as well, stating that it would be safer going back the way they came than venture into the unknown and that they would search for a new vehicle in the mean time.

"Still"

Abraham does not appear in the episode.

"Alone"

Abraham does not appear in this episode. However, it can be inferred that he (along with Rosita, Eugene, and Tara) was behind Glenn off-screen when he found Maggie's message instructing him to go to Terminus.

"The Grove"

Abraham does not appear in this episode.

"Us"

Abraham is seen walking on the train tracks along with Tara, Glenn, Rosita and Eugene. At night he talks with Tara about Eugene and Rosita, and reveals that he knows Tara is gay, judging by the way she "looked down Rosita's shirt while she served her dinner"

The next day, Abraham and his group follow Glenn after he sees a sign that Maggie left for him.

Later, he asks the group to stop to rest, believing that if they keep going they will be too tired to survive. He also believes that resting for the moment is a better way of keeping Eugene safe. After a walker falls from the tower next to them, Abraham agrees with Glenn to give Eugene the riot gear in order to keep moving, with Eugene being safe.

Continuing to Terminus, they find a dark tunnel filled with walkers. Abraham is not willing to bring Eugene through the tunnel. As a result, Abraham, Rosita and Eugene head back to find a car. Before leaving, Glenn tells Abraham that he was sorry he hit him. In response, Abraham says that he wasn't and that he liked to fight.

Later on, as the three remaining survivors are travelling in an abandoned car, Eugene spots Bob, Maggie and Sasha, and the six of them then save Glenn and Tara in the tunnel after they are surrounded by walkers.

The eight survivors reach Terminus the next day, and are greeted by Mary, who offers them something to eat.

"A"

Abraham appears in the train car at Terminus when Rick, Carl, Michonne and Daryl enter, having been captured by the inhabitants after their arrival. Abraham remarks that they won't be there for long, which Rick remarks no and says that the Terminus group is stupid. Abraham asks what the Terminus group is going to find out and Rick responds with the final line of the season: "They're gonna feel pretty stupid when they find out... they're screwing with the wrong people."

Season 5

Abraham will appear in Season 5.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Abraham has killed:

Relationships

Rosita Espinosa

It is implied that Rosita and Abraham have a romantic relationship. However, they are seen arguing in "Us".

Eugene Porter

Abraham is seen to be Eugene's escort to Washington DC, and it is seen that Eugene feels a superiority complex over Abraham because he considers himself smarter. However, Abraham does not appear to be that angry over the disabling of their vehicle, despite it being caused by Eugene's poor riflemanship.

Glenn Rhee

Abraham and Glenn started out pretty badly when Abraham was telling Glenn that Maggie was dead and that he should "do something with his life". This results in a fight, the noise from which attracts a horde of walkers. Due to Eugene accidently shooting their truck's gas tank full of holes, rendering it useless, he, along with Eugene and Rosita, decided to follow Glenn and Tara to look for Maggie. During a conversation with Tara, Abraham reveals he has respect for Glenn, but believes saving the world is more important. Later, when Glenn apologizes for hitting him, Abraham jokingly tells Glenn that he isn't sorry for fighting Glenn due to his love for combat. Abraham ultimately forgives him.

Tara Chambler

It appears that Tara and Abraham get along reasonably well, although Tara does question why he smiles when killing walkers and why he's assisting Eugene to get to Washington.

Appearances

TV Series

Season 4

Season 5

Trivia

  • The name used for Abraham's casting call was "John Tyler", until the casting was revealed at NYCC on October 12th, 2013.[1]
  • Michael Cudlitz has said the following about his character: "Abraham is someone who comes with a lot of emotional baggage. And he’s on a mission."
  • Abraham carries a Magnum Research Inc. Mark l Desert Eagle pistol in .357 Magnum caliber as his handgun of choice, while his primary weapon is a HK-51 assault rifle.

References

TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlJudithLori
Sheriff's Department LambertShaneLeon
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp GlennCarolDarylMoralesMirandaLouisElizaAndrea
MerleTheodoreDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelAbuelaGilbertJorge
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelJosephineAnnetteShawnArnold
JimmyPatriciaOtisLaceyDuncan
Dave and Tony's Group NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneAndreMikeTerry
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertKarenMilton
PennyFoster HaleyPaulMichaelRichardJodyTim
CrowleyGargulioWarrenStevensRowanEileenNoahJacobsonOwenErynThomasEricBettyGreg
Military Personnel GainesSeanFranklinBradWilsonCallawayWelles
Prison Newcomers TyreeseSashaBobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioChloeCalebNorisHenryDavidRichardsCharlieRyanBeckyPatrickZachAllenBenDonna
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group MitchAlishaRossPete
Post-Prison Survivors AbrahamEugeneRosita
The Claimers JoeTonyHarleyDanBillyLouLen
Terminus MaryGarethAlbertBurtonAlex
Miscellaneous Survivors GabrielPaulaSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyFlameViolet
Walkers BeckyHannahSummerWayneLouiseDougErinNick
TonyBillJoe Sr.Eddie
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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