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  Duane Jones
Season one duane jones
Actor Adrian Kali Turner
Gender Male
Hair Black
Age Possibly 13-14
Occupation Assumed Secondary-School Student
Family Morgan Jones - Father
Jenny Jones - Mother (Deceased)
First Appearance "Days Gone Bye"
Last Appearance "Days Gone Bye"
Cause of Death Bitten by Jenny Jones.
Status Undead
Series lifespan "Days Gone Bye"
"Clear" (Mentioned)
Ethnicity African-American
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"DUANE TURNED."
—A painting in Morgan's base, revealing what happened to Duane.[src]

Duane Jones is a survivor of the zombie apocalypse and the son of Morgan Jones and Jenny Jones in AMC's The Walking Dead. He made his first appearance in "Days Gone Bye". While evacuating, Jenny was bitten and succumbed to the infection, forcing Duane and his father to seek refuge in King County, Georgia, where Rick Grimes lived.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 1

"Days Gone Bye"

As a delirious Rick Grimes mopes about in his neighborhood, waving out to a "man" (actually a walker), Duane whacks Rick on the face with a shovel, shouting out to his father that he "got one". When the pair realize Rick is human, they take him into the house they're staying at and care for him. Later that evening, when Duane's mom is spotted outside, Duane runs to bed, crying. Morgan explains that she turned into one of them.

The next day, Duane, Rick and Morgan take hot showers at the King County Sheriff's Department and stock up on guns and ammunition, Duane asks if he can have a gun before parting ways.

The father and son return to their barricaded home and Duane sits downstairs while he hears a gunshot from upstairs. He, in a panic, calls out to his dad, who reassures him everything is okay.

Season 2

"What Lies Ahead"

Rick tries to contact Morgan and Duane by walkie-talkie again to tell him that he and his group are abandoning Atlanta and the CDC is gone. Rick also mentions that the group are headed to Fort Benning instead.

Season 3

"Clear"

While Rick is reading the chalkboard, a message catches his eye that reads "Duane Turned". Later, Morgan tells Rick that he left Duane alone while he searched a basement. When he returned, he saw that Duane had his gun pointed at Jenny, but he couldn't do it, so Jenny attacked Duane. Morgan then tells Rick that he shot Jenny himself, but it was too late and Duane was bitten. It is unknown whether Morgan put down Duane or left him to roam as a zombie.

Death

Killed By

After Morgan went into a basement to look for supplies, an undead Jenny approached Duane. As she approached, Duane couldn't bring himself to kill his mother. Morgan, returning from the basement, yells for him. As he turns towards his father, Jenny pounces and begins to bite Duane forcing Morgan to finally kill his undead wife. Duane died from his injuries and turned. It is unknown if Morgan killed him after he turned or if he let him roam off as in the comics. 

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Duane has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies.

Relationships

Morgan Jones

"What the hell was that out your mouth just now? "
—Morgan to Duane over using proper grammar.[src]

Duane loves his father very much and Morgan comforts Duane when he is sad. When an undead Jenny Jones is spotted by Duane, he cries since it was his mother and Morgan hugs him. During the episode, "Days Gone Bye", Morgan corrects Duane's grammar. Also, during dinner, Morgan and Duane hold hands and pray. Morgan also does not trust his son with a firearm since he cannot shoot. 

Jenny Jones

Duane loved his mother, Jenny, very much. Every time Duane or Morgan sees her undead self, he breaks down in tears. This suggests that Duane misses his mother a lot. It is revealed that Jenny attacks Duane, and he turns because he does not shoot her before he is infected.

Rick Grimes

"That's right. It's not a toy. You pull the trigger, you have to mean it. Always remember that, Duane."
—Rick to Duane over safety of firearms.[src]

Though Rick and Duane do not interact much, Duane knocked out Rick assuming he was a walker. After being tied down and explained what is going on with the world, Rick takes Morgan and Duane to the police station. While there, Rick gives Morgan weapons and a hot shower. Rick hands Duane a pistol and Morgan takes it away swiftly. Rick then tells Duane to take care of Morgan and Duane replies with "yes sir".

Later on, when he is looking throughout Morgan's house months after, he eventually finds out Duane turned as of what was written on the wall. Rick seemed saddened afterwards.

Appearances

TV Series

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3


Trivia

  • The character's name is a reference to the 1968 film, Night of the Living Dead, which starred Duane Jones, an African-American actor who portrayed the lead character in the film, Ben.
  • Duane is the second member of his family to die and turn into a walker.
  • Duane appears to be a couple of years older in the TV Series than his Comic Series counterpart.
TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlJudithLori
Sheriff's Department LambertShaneLeon
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp GlennDarylCarolAndreaMerleTheodoreDaleSophia
JacquiAmyEdJim
Morales Family MoralesMirandaLouisEliza
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelAbuelaGilbertJorge
CDC EdwinCandaceVi
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelJosephineAnnetteShawnArnold
JimmyPatriciaOtisLaceyDuncanFischer
Dave and Tony's Group NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneAndreMikeTerry
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury PhilipCaesarShumpertKarenMcLeodJennetteMilton
PennyFoster HaleyPaulMichaelRichardJodyTim
CrowleyGargulioWarrenStevensRowanEileenNoahJacobsonOwenEyrnThomasEricBetty
Military Personnel GainesSeanFranklinBradWilsonCallawayWelles
Prison Newcomers SashaBobTyreeseLizzieMikaLukeMolly
AllenBenDonnaZachPatrickCalebJulioRyan
GregChloeDavidNorisCharlieHenryRichards
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group MitchAlishaRossPete
Post-Prison Survivors AbrahamEugeneRosita
The Marauders JoeTonyHarleyDanBillyLouLen
Terminus MaryGarethAlbertAlex
Miscellaneous Survivors PaulaSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyFlameVioletBanditTrufflePorkchop
Walkers HannahSummerWayneLouiseDougErinNickBig Tony
BillJoe Sr.Eddie
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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