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"Shut up, Al. If cupcake wants to put on a show, let her put on a show."
—Dean to his colleague Alden, moments before being shot in the cheek by Maggie Rhee[src]

Dean is an antagonist and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a member of the Saviors.

Pre-Apocalypse

Nothing is known about Dean's life prior to the outbreak. He claimed to have had a wife and kids.

Post-Apocalypse

At some point in the apocalypse, Dean somehow came into contact with a group named "The Saviors" which he subsequently joined.

Season 8

"The Damned"

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.

"Monsters"

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.

"The King, the Widow, and Rick"

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.

"How It's Gotta Be"

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 in the cheek, killing him instantly. Maggie does not take measures to prevent Dean’s reanimation and has his body placed into the coffin for Simon. She writes on the coffin that there are 38 more Saviors she can kill.

"The Lost and the Plunderers"

The coffin containing Dean, who had reanimated while being transported to the Sanctuary, is delivered to Negan’s conference room by Gary. He announces that the coffin is back from the Hilltop. Negan orders Simon to open the nailed-shut coffin and proceeds to put a zombified Dean down with a nail gun.

Death

Killed By

In retaliation for Simon killing Neil, Maggie executes Dean.

The coffin carrying a zombified Dean inside is brought before Negan. After everyone but Simon leaves, Negan puts Dean down with several shots from a nail gun to the head.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Dean has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people

Appearances

TV Series

Season 8

TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickJudithCarlLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesGlennAndreaMerleTheodoreMirandaLouisElizaDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home MiguelFelipeJorgeGuillermoGilbert
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
The Living NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMrs. RichardsMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonMr. RichardsOwenErynKarenGregMiltonStevensRowanEileenFosterBettyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTimEmily
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Military Personnel WellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCallaway
Prison Newcomers BobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloePatrickZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielAbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronEnidBarbaraScottRobinsonHeathBobBruceTobinKent AnnaMikeyFrancineSpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamDavidBetsyNicholasTommyAnnieWillSturgessBarnesRichardsHollyMichaelStacySamanthaJefferyBobbyNatalieErinShellyDineshO'HaraCharlyneDanAdrianParkCarterPeteRegAidenEric
The Wolves OwenAphid
The Saviors NeganLauraAmberTanyaFrankieMarkGinaRegina AldenGraciePotterJoséBrookeD.J.NorrisMelJohnJed SherryDwightWadeCamHuckArat JustinSimonDukeLanceGaryReillyJaredEvanKatyKenoDerekDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanMilesJiroPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
Hilltop Colony PaulBertieKalEduardoOscarMarcoTammyEarlHershelCrystalCraigGregoryKennethWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneHenryJennyNabilaDanaKevinKurtAlvaroDanielColtonRichardBenjamin
Oceanside RachelCyndieBeatriceKathyNatania
The Scavengers AnneTamielBrionFarronWinslow
Georgie's Group HildaMidgeGeorgie
Magna's Group MagnaYumikoConnieKellyLuke
The Whisperers AlphaLydiaBeta
Miscellaneous Survivors SiddiqWilhelmEastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyShivaTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneHannahSummerEddie
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.