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This article is about the Video Game character. You may be looking for the Hilltop character in Road to Survival, the Train Fuel Depot survivor in Road to Survival, the Savior in Road to Survival, the Hunter in the Comic Series, the Alexandrian resident in the Comic Series, the Hilltop resident in the Comic Series, the Savior in the Comic Series, the prison resident in the TV Series, the Alexandrian resident in the TV Series, the father of Tara Chambler, his Novel Series counterpart, the other Novel Series character, the actor, the photographer, or the screenwriter.
"No, no, no! Try the trap again, anything, please!"
—David Parker pleading to Lee. (Determinant)[src]

David Parker is an original character who first appeared in Telltale Games's The Walking Dead: Season One. He is seen with his two students, Ben Paul and Travis.


Rural Georgia

Hardly anything is known about David's life before the outbreak began. All that is known is that he was a high school band director at Stone Mountain High School. It is also revealed that he taught both Ben and Travis.


Season 1

Shortly before the events in "Starved For Help", his camp was raided by bandits, who killed several teachers and students, and raided their supplies, causing David, Ben, and Travis to flee.

"Starved For Help"

David is first seen in the woods, screaming because he was caught in a bear trap (most likely set by the St. John's brothers) while being accompanied by Ben and Travis. Lee Everett, Mark, and Kenny arrive and begin assisting with his leg. At this time, Travis warns Ben not to trust them as they might've been the people who raided their camp. Mark discovers that the bear trap had been tampered with and cannot be undone. Walkers arrive to attack them all, but Kenny and Mark are able to stall them while Lee goes about getting David out of the bear trap.

In-Game Decision

Save David (Dead)

Lee saves David by cutting off his leg, freeing him from the trap, and then is carried by Mark. Travis, unfortunately, is distracted and devoured by walkers. David is then taken back to the motor inn, where he and Ben are allowed inside. Mark sets him down on a pickup truck so Katjaa may work on his bleeding leg, but he ultimately dies of blood loss. He then reanimates as a walker unbeknownst to Lee and Katjaa and attacks the latter before Lee saves her. He then attacks Lee, who manages to hold David at bay until either, Larry, Carley, or Mark comes to assist him and kill David. Ben will then explain how David reanimated.

Leave David (Dead)

If David is not cut out in time, Travis will attempt to take Mark's hunting rifle, but is accidentally shot. They will take Travis back to the motor inn, leaving David behind to be devoured by walkers, something Lee apologizes for.


Killed By

  • Andrew St. John (Caused, Determinant) (Indirectly Caused, Alive, Determinant)
  • Danny St. John (Caused, Determinant) (Indirectly Caused, Alive, Determinant)
  • Brenda St. John (Caused, Determinant) (Indirectly Caused, Alive, Determinant)

The bear trap he was trapped in was altered to have no release latch. Danny is shown to be setting a similar, if not the same, trap near the barn door when Lee and Kenny escape the freezer. These facts, when taken into consideration, point towards the bear trap David was stuck in being used by the St. Johns to capture people for meat.

  • Lee Everett (Caused, Alive, Determinant; Caused, Zombified, Determinant) (Caused, Determinant)
  • Larry (Zombified, If Doug and David are saved, Determinant)
  • Mark (Zombified, If Doug and David are saved, Determinant)
  • Carley (Zombified, If Carley and David are saved, Determinant)

If Lee chops his leg to get him out of the bear trap, he will be brought back to the motor inn and Travis will get devoured by walkers. After David dies due to blood loss, he reanimates and jumps on Katjaa. Lee manages to save her, but is attacked by David. Lee gouges David's eyes out, after which, Larry/Mark axes David in the head, but only if Doug was saved. If you saved Carley in Episode 1, she will shoot the zombified David in the back of the head.

  • Zombies (Determinant) (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)

If Lee fails to save him, the group will ultimately have to leave him for the walkers as they then have a wounded Travis to tend to.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims David has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies.


Ben Paul

"Mr. Parker said we should stay off the street! We were trying to be careful but - "
—Ben about what happen to Mr. Parker. (Determinant)[src]
David was Ben band teacher at school they have been surviving together for three months. Ben was worried about David and pleading with Lee to save him. Ben was upset when David died. Ben seem to respect David as he calls him Mr. Parker.


"No! We can't leave Mr. Parker like that!"
—Travis about Mr. Parker. (Determinant) [src]
David was Travis band teacher at school. They have been surviving together for three months. Travis was worried about David and try to help him. If Lee doesn't help David , Travis will get angry and try to grab Mark's gun to save him. Travis seem to respect David as he calls him Mr Parker.

Lee Everett

"Please... Get me out of this!!"
—David pleading to Lee.[src]
David doesn't interact with Lee very much in the game. David will plea to Lee for help. Lee will be remorseful and upset when cutting his leg off. Lee will also be remorseful if he couldn't save him. Lee will feel slightly reasonable for his death.


Video Game

Season 1


  • If the player saves David and they had saved Carley in the previous episode, she will shoot David after he turns. However, when he's dead, it will still look like he was axed.
  • Earlier in development, if the player left Mr. Parker behind in the bear trap, then he would be the one having both legs chopped off by Danny, as Mark was left behind in the bandit attack of the next episode. This was scrapped for an unknown reason.
  • According to unused audio clips, Mr. Parker witnessed a lot of traumatic events. One of these was his students being raped to death by bandits while he was forced to watch.
  • David is the first of two characters to be seen in the Video Game with their leg caught in a bear trap, if the choice is made to rescue him. The other character that can be in this situation is Danny St. John(Determinant)
  • David was originally going to be found by Lee at the St. John's dairy instead of Mark.
    • This is backed up by the unused audio lines from "Starved For Help", where David can be heard speaking Mark's lines.
  • For the 2012 Video Game Awards, there was a humorous rendition of David Parker being caught in a bear trap involving Samuel L. Jackson. The video bears several intentional contradictions with the actual scene:
    • In the video, David states that there's a release button on the trap, when there is none in the video game.
    • The walkers are much further away and walk slower than they do in game.
  • Dependent upon the player's actions, David can have the fastest reanimation time seen in the Video Game, ranging at the lowest possible 17 seconds. (Determinant)
Video Game Characters
Everett Family LeeB.
Clementine's Family ClementineDianaEd
Suburban Georgia AndreChet
Greene Farm HershelKennyKenny Jr.KatjaaShawn
Macon LillyGlennCarleyDougBeatriceLarryIreneMark
Stone Mountain School BenTravisDavid
St. John's Dairy Farm TerryAndrewDannyBrenda
Save-Lots Bandits DanielleGaryDrewLindaJolene
The Railroad ChristaOmidCharles
Savannah MollyCliveJoyceAnnaBoydVernonBrieLogan
Prison Bus VinceJustinDannyBennettJerryClydeMarcus
Rural Road RussellNate
Wyatt's Group WyattEddie
Bonnie's Group BonnieLelandDee
Gil's Pitstop ShelBeccaRobertoWaltRomanMichelleStephanieJean
Winston's Group VictorRalphWinston
Moonstar Lodge SaritaWalterMatthew
Howe's Hardware Alvin Jr.MikeTaviaLowellVeraTylerTishaJaneHank
Sandusky Family TamaraJon
Russian Group ArvoBurickoNatashaVitali
Wellington Edith
Randy's Family GillPatriciaRandy
Michonne's Family MichonneElodieColetteDominic
The Companion PeteSiddiqOakBerto
Monroe RichGabbyJonasJoeNormaZacharyJaneyRandallCam
Fairbanks Residence PaigeJamesAlexSamanthaJohnGregSophia
Garcia Family JavierHector
Season 3 DavidEleanorKate
Animals MaybelleSamWalter
Walkers RafaelBethJeffCrawfordFivelSandraTess
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive or are left with unknown status.

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