- "You already screwed up once. I'm not gonna let you get us all killed."
- —Alden to Jared[src]
Alden, also known as Al, is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is described as a "sexy, blue-collar twenty something whose survival skills include sarcasm". He is a member of The Saviors.
Nothing is known about Alden's life before or during the outbreak.
Some time after the satellite outpost was ambushed by Rick and the Alexandrians, Alden was among the Saviors dispatched to the outpost to erect a fence surrounding the satellite station, to keep out zombies and any future invaders.
Alden is attempting to flee the Satellite Outpost with the remaining Saviors, but is forced to surrender to the Militia remarking that "living sounds good" after being surrounded. He encourages his fellow Saviors to surrender as well.
Alden is among the Saviors being transported to the Hilltop. When zombies approach the survivors and Saviors, Jared and his chain gang seize an opportunity to flee into the woods. When Alden’s chain gang attempts to do the same when he trips them, citing the Militia has guns and they do not. After Jared's group is recaptured, they are brought to the Hilltop.
Alden is first seen outside the wall with the other prisoners, he questions Jesus of what they are building inside, then later he asks, “why do they call you Jesus?”. The next morning, he joins the prisoners as they get escorted inside the Hilltop.
When all of the Saviors are inside, Dianne starts to lock the gate up but then Jared tries to run out but is smacked in the head with a sniper by Maggie he then says "Hey, thank you." to Maggie for not killing them all. When he sees Jared attempt to free himself with a piece of wood, he bumps into him because he does not want to get in trouble.
Alden and the other Saviors are shown locked in a cage, when Maggie demands Dean to be let out. Knowing what she is about to do, Alden tries to stop her from killing Dean, but Dean shuts him up and gives a short, wise speech, before Maggie shoots him in the cheek, killing him. Maggie angrily asks Alden if he wants to die next, he says no.
This list shows the victims Alden has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people.
- Alden's name was never revealed until dialogue in "How It's Gotta Be", while subtitles revealed his name in "The King, the Widow, and Rick".
- Additionally, the actor revealed that he has not been allowed to reveal his character's name and confirmed that Dillon, the casting call name that was listed on IMDB, is not his character's name.