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Nothing is known about Dean's life prior to the outbreak. He claimed to have had a wife and kids.
Dean is first encountered by "Jesus" Rovia and Tara Chambler during their assault on the Saviors' Satellite Outpost. He is found hiding in a closet having seemingly peed his pants. Tara is determined to kill him, though Dean claims he is a worker and has a family. Jesus stops her from shooting him.
However, eventually Dean attacks and is able to hold a gun to Jesus' head. He purposely stomps on pills that Maggie Rhee needs for her pregnancy and Dean threatens that Maggie and her unborn child will die, along with Tara and Jesus. Eventually, Jesus is able to overpower him and instead of killing him, he knocks him out and ties him up, much to Tara's anger.
An unconscious Dean is tied up and placed in the back of the pick-up truck with the bodies of Freddie and Andy as the Hilltoppers and Kingdommers make their way to the Hilltop Colony with a large group of other captured Saviors.
Dean is among the captured Saviors sitting outside the Hilltop as their fates are discussed by Maggie and the others. Ultimately, Dean is allowed to stay at the Hilltop in a makeshift prison that was built when Maggie chose to side with Jesus over Gregory. However, he and the others are only being kept alive as bargaining chips and will be killed if there are no prisoners to be released by the Saviors.
When Maggie returns to Hilltop, Dean is taken out of the makeshift prison. She states that he tried to kill Jesus back at the satellite station. After giving a short, wise speech, he's cut off by Maggie who shoots him through the head, killing him instantly. His body is put into a coffin for Simon, and Maggie writes on the coffin that there are 38 more Saviors she can kill.
This list shows the victims Dean has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people