- "The world, the dead, out there, eating people... I see what everyone's gone through to last this long. I always feel bad about punching someone's ticket after they've lived through so much shit to get to this point... By the look of your face... you've lived through more than most. So I'm sorry."
- —Connor, while choking Andrea.[src]
Connor is a character first encountered in Issue 99 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and is a member of The Saviors. He serves as an antagonist for Volume 17: Something To Fear and Volume 19: March To War.
Nothing is known about Connor's life before or as the outbreak began.
Connor is a member of The Saviors. His first appearance is in Issue 99, where he and two other Saviors had been posted at one of the various locations outside of the Alexandria Safe-Zone to watch the community and its movements.
Connor spotted Rick and his small group's departure to the Hilltop Colony following Abraham's death, and soon after called for the rest of The Saviors in the area for an attack on the Alexandria Safe-Zone at dawn. Connor's volatile nature is rejected by his two comrades; one expresses disdain at Connor's profanity and the other decides to go to join the furthest group led by a Savior named Paul just to get away from him in the beginning of Issue 100.
Connor's rally is heeded as Andrea reports The Saviors' attack on the community when Rick returns from his confrontation with Negan, though they were repelled and the majority of the attackers were killed.
Soon after Kal left the Hilltop Colony, he sent a flare to contact the Saviors. Paul showed up on horse and successfully convinced Kal not to betray the plan to attack The Sanctuary and take down Negan. Connor is the Savior that leads the group that answered the call. Paul stopped the revelation of the plan by telling Connor their next payment of supplies might be a little low. This infuriated Connor, who subsequently punched Paul in the gut and left with his group in Issue 110.
Later on, Connor volunteers to be part of the back-up team sent by Negan to surround Alexandria's walls while Negan and his team go in to wait for Rick's group to return. After Seth and another Savior were killed by Rick and Andrea, it is presumed that Connor either saw Andrea or the flash coming from the rifle she used because he is later seen inside the bell tower sneaking up on her. He ambushes Andrea by surprise with a knife and proceeds to beat her. As Connor begins to choke her to death, he laments that he feels bad for having to kill her after she's gone through so much more pain and loss than other survivors he's met.
Connor found Andrea's position from where she sniped and started to talk, and torment her. The two began to fight, Connor gave Andrea some cuts, bruises and black eyes. Andrea tried to kill Connor who had her by the window, trying to force her out. Andrea then pushed Connor out of the window, falling to his death, after having his arm slashed. Connor's body was found by The Saviors, and it is unknown whether or not he had reanimated.
This list shows the victims Connor has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people.
Connor seems to be one of Negan's top lieutenants, implied by his role as middle man between the Hilltop and the Saviors in issue 110, and a strict follower of Negan.
- "It's nine more fucking days until the drop--make it not fucking light!"
- —Connor to Paul[src]
It is revealed the two have met before and that neither of them care very much for each other. The latter punching the other in the stomach after being told that supplies would be "low" on their next pay.
- "Well...the thing is...your name is Connor, right? Connor...we really wanted to talk to you because..."
- —Kal to Connor, after he sends the distress flare.[src]
Kal was shown to be very intimidated by Connor and his group as they arrived after being signaled to meet him. It can be implied that they have a poor relationship.
- "Don't worry about what's going on out there! Worry about what's in here...with you."
- —Connor to Andrea, after ambushing her at the top of a small tower.[src]
In Issue 113, Connor sneaks up and ambushes Andrea in the bell tower. While choking her, he sees that she has experienced more loss and hardships than most other survivors he's encountered and admits that he feels bad for having to kill her.
- He is the first named and seen savior to die.
- It is implied that Connor was a high-ranking member of The Saviors as he was the one who ordered the first failed assault on the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
- Connor and Dwight are the only known, seen and named top lieutenants of Negan.
- In Issue 113, Connor proved he is very good at hand-to-hand combat, since he repeatedly subdued Andrea, even when she had a knife and he was weaponless.
- The shirt Connor wears bears an logo closely resembling the one of British punk band "The Adicts."
- This along with the fact that he uses the word ' twit ' could possibly be hinting that he is of British origin. This is unconfirmed however.