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"The thing is, we were just kids... but we were madly in love."
—David about his trip with Barbara to Argentina.[src]

David Stern is a main character that appears in The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor. He is described as a weathered beaten, rail-thin sixty-year-old with an iron-gray goatee.



Hardly anything is known about David Stern's life before or as the outbreak started. Other than he married his wife Barbara and that during their honeymoon, a trip to Iguazu, Argentina, they had all their money stolen. They ended up working at a local restaurant and sleeping on the floor for 6 months.


Woodbury, Georgia

Despite their old age, The Sterns become Woodbury fighters, they show genuine caring for fellow Woodbury residents, frequently risk their own lives making supply run, they are well respected and liked by others. David is first encountered going on a supply run along with his wife, Martinez, Gus, Lilly and Austin. During their travels on the supply run Lilly asks Barbara to tell them one of her stories. David and Barbara tell her about their trip to Iguazu, Argentina. When they reach a warehouse behind a supermarket and they search it for supplies. David and the rest find locked up untouched supplies and the reanimated workers of the store and helps clear them out. David searches the warehouse with Barbara taking the supplies they need. When they hear a helicopter go down in the forest they go and investigate it but is asked by Martinez to stay in the truck.

Before leaving the Woodbury for the prison assault, the Governor ordered David and his wife Barbara to stay in the town to protect these left behind mostly old men, women and children with virtually no amunition, later walkers attacked and broke into Woodbury. Led by David and Barbara, the townspeople made a desperate fight, they managed to hold off the walkers just long enough for Lilly and other Woodbury soldiers who survived the prison attack to save the town.

Killed Victims


Novel Series

Novel Series Characters
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family AprilTaraDavid
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
Woodbury DavidBarbaraTiffanyMercyJennyTylerGloriaWilkins
Matthew H.BenRobbieAlyssaNathanMatthew W.Jim
AustinWesDuaneDeanJohnny P.RedEarlJaredGeorgeJamesonDennyLouAlbertHinesTravisTomHaynesMillerJohnnySmittyClintAliceGusGabrielDonDanielTeddyBartRudyCharlieRaymondEricJamesAndyAlexRonnieEvanJakeArloJohnny A.BruceCurtisStevensEugeneHaroldTommyManningTaggertBroylesSwedeStevieStinsonSamTreyGreelyJohnsonGeneDetroit
Tent City LillyDonnaRuthieMaryLydiaHarlanO'TooleJerryDick
Fox News Crew ChristinaMike
Meriwether County Correctional Facility RickMichonneCarlAndreaMaggieSophiaGlennDale
Dupree Family ThomasLucasBethanyCalvinMeredith
Pentecostal People of God HaroldJeremiahReeseStephenMaryNoelleEmma
Calvary Baptist Church Norma
Most Holy Redeemer Parish MilesJamesMelissaRoryMollyMr. KentonMrs. Kenton
Zombies Andrew
Alive characters appear in green. Dead charactes appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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