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"That's you, asshole, unless you're smart. Your choice. You could be like them... or me... or them."
—Dwight to Daryl Dixon at the Sanctuary[src]

Dwight, also known as simply "D.", is a main character and an antagonist as well as a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a high-ranking member of The Saviors and serves as the secondary antagonist of the second half of Season 6 and Season 7.

Pre-Apocalypse

Virginia

Dwight presumably experienced an average childhood as he grew up in a small town in Virginia[2], he had a grandfather who most possibly was a wood carver where he personally taught Dwight how to seemingly cut and carve pieces of wood into small wooden sculptures, this became a valued hobby towards him and thus would practice the skill in his spare time.[3]

At some point later in his life, he met and befriended a local female babysitter named Sherry where the pair soon fell in love together and became a young happily married couple. Through their marriage, Dwight soon befriended his sister-in-law Tina who had diabetes and required insulin in order to help with her condition. [4]

Post-Apocalypse

Washington D.C

During the onset of the outbreak, Dwight was present alongside his wife Sherry where through the chaos and devastation which occurred, the pair were forced to flee into a nearby forest which had become infested with a large herd of walkers. In an act of desperation, the pair utilized a large truck through opening the vehicle's valve in order to spread a trail of leaked gas water throughout the forest which they managed to ignite in order to create a massive wildfire engulfing the pursuing walkers.

After this event, Dwight and Sherry managed to reconnect with Tina who was located in Washington D.C at the time. At some point later, the trio somehow came into contact with a group of survivors known as The Saviors, which they subsequently joined and settled into a compound known as the Sanctuary, where they had to had work for points to be given supplies. Over time, Dwight alongside Sherry and Tina grew to become increasingly fearful of the community leader Negan, due his horrific actions and oppression.

Eventually, Tina fell behind on points and was not given insulin to treat her diabetes, but she was given the offer to marry Negan. In return she would be given the medicine and no longer need to work for it. Instead of accepting Negan's offer, Dwight stole the Insulin and escaped from the Sanctuary with Sherry and Tina. To their misfortune, they were begrudgingly forced to travel on foot with only a limited amount of supplies as well as a lone pistol for protection. At some point later the three managed to take temporary refuge in the forest (from which they had previously inhibited).

Season 6

"Always Accountable"

Daryl Dixon, Sasha Williams, and Abraham Ford are intercepted by a group of survivors apparently led by Wade. When Sasha and Abraham are split from Daryl, they deduce that they were looking for someone else. When Daryl wheels his motorcycle far ahead of the survivors following him into a burnt out forest to hide from them, he walks straight across the road in the other side of the forest. He collapses in fatigue due to his injuries he sustained falling off his motorcycle, when he gets up and decides to try and find the others, he walks past several charred corpses, some still undead an as he gets closer into the heart of the forest he hears noises. He hides his motorcycle and vest under a fallen tree branch and finds two women, Sherry and Tina, who proceed to tell Daryl: "You found us." and "We earned what we took." As he hears a noise behind him Daryl turns around and Dwight knocks him out with a baseball bat.

As Daryl is tied up against a tree, Dwight (who refers himself as "D") is keeping an eye on him until the next morning when he forces Daryl to get up and move via gunpoint to help look for 'Patty'. Dwight proceeds to accuse Daryl of being one of them. He keeps Daryl at gunpoint and on the move and Dwight proceeds to tell Daryl it was him that burnt the forest down, to kill the nearby walkers, by driving a gas tank along the woods and setting it alight. They soon reach a fuel distribution plant overrun with walkers, when Dwight, Sherry and Tina look on in horror and claim that Patty is gone. All three of them are suddenly dampened and Tina says that she'll return to here they cam and claim that the others will stop looking. As Tina faints, Daryl uses this as a distraction and grabs the duffel bag with his crossbow and runs into the woods with Dwight shooting at him.

He runs far enough into the forest to dive into a small crevice and untie his hands and proceed to try and reach Abraham and Sasha with his walkie-talkie. Just as he catches his breath he hears a nearby walker approaching and struggles to get his crossbow out the duffel but he does and shoots the walker. But as he does he looks down at the contents fallen out of the bag and notices a cooler filled with insulin. Tina is a diabetic. He returns to Dwight and the rest and demands Dwight's gun to which he gives Daryl and returns the Insulin and is about to leave until Wade shows up with several others in cars and begins searching for Dwight and what he took; Sherry and Tina. Dwight shouts at Wade, telling him he isn't going back and that his people shouldn't be trusted.

Daryl feels guilty and returns to help them and returns Dwight's gun. Daryl distracts Cam who gets bitten on the arm by a hidden walker. Without any hesitation, Cam asks for it to be cut off there and then, Daryl knows these people are bad news. They then give up the search, with Wade telling Cam, "He only wants ass that's willing." Dwight is surprised at Daryl for helping them because he thought he was one of them. Soon, they stumble across a melted greenhouse. Dwight feels guilty because he burnt the forest down and they knew the people residing there.

Tina finds two corpses engulfed in molten glass now hardened. Tina proceeds to cry until they break out and kill Tina, Daryl kills the walkers and Dwight, Daryl or Sherry put Tina down before she can turn. As Dwight is burying Tina, Daryl asks him the three questions. When asked how many walkers he has killed, Dwight says a lot, couple of dozen at least. When asked how many people and why he responds with none and that when you kill in this world, there's no going back.

Satisfied, Daryl invites Dwight and Sherry to Alexandria to which they accept. All is well until Dwight holds Daryl at gunpoint again, apologizes and takes his bike and crossbow.

After they say they're sorry, Daryl then mutters "You're gonna be." and they ride away on Daryl's motorcycle.

Dwight and Sherry decided to return to the Sanctuary as they felt it was their best chance for survival. Upon their return Negan was infuriated that they had goten Tina killed and the maiming his men suffered while going after them. As punishment, Negan was about to kill Dwight, until Sherry offered to marry him if he spared Dwight. Negan agreed, but felt that it was not enough punishment, so the left side of Dwights face was burned with an iron.

After his maiming, Dwight became one of Negan's top guys and no longer needed to work for points and was given private living quarters, but was now separated from Sherry.

"Twice as Far"

A little over two months after his encounter with Daryl, Dwight reappears alongside several Saviors after having accidentally shot Denise Cloyd through the back of the head in an attempt to kill Daryl; his appearance has changed, with a significant burn on the left side of his face, implying he was punished for escaping the group. Emerging from the brush, he presents to Daryl and Rosita Espinosa a bound Eugene Porter, whose life he offers to spare if they take him and his men back to Alexandria for their supplies. Dwight begins to taunt Daryl by explaining how he is still trying to become accustomed to handling his crossbow, reasoning that his poor handling is what caused him to miss his shot and strike Denise.

After more tense confrontation, Eugene speaks up and gives away the position of the nearby Abraham Ford, pointing towards a nearby stack of oil barrels. Dwight orders his men to scout the area, before he is suddenly attacked by Eugene with a powerful bite to the crotch, causing him to scream in pain and drop the crossbow. He and his men are then fired upon by Abraham, Rosita, and Daryl and a mass firefight between the two groups ensues, resulting in the deaths of several Saviors, the wounding of Eugene and Dwight retreating with the remainder of his group.

"East"

A day after Denise's death, Daryl goes out to find and kill Dwight, blaming himself for Denise's demise. Glenn Rhee, Michonne, and Rosita go after him. After Rosita splits from the two of them, Glenn and Michonne are ambushed and captured by Dwight and a few Saviors. Some time later, Daryl and Rosita find them gagged next to a group of Saviors resting. Daryl tries to sneak up on the Saviors to save them, but Dwight and another Savior appear behind him and Rosita. Dwight greets Daryl and then shoots him as he turns around, assuring him that he will be fine.

"Last Day on Earth"

After Rick Grimes, his son Carl, Abraham, Sasha, Aaron, Maggie Greene, and Eugene are ambushed and surrounded by a large group of Saviors, Dwight appears and brings out a captured Glenn, Michonne, Rosita, and an injured Daryl from a cargo truck. When Glenn tries to intervene Negan from hurting Maggie, Dwight jumps up and subdues him before lining him up again. He is present when Negan beats one of Rick's group to death with his baseball bat Lucille.

Season 7

"The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Dwight briefly appears standing along with the rest of the Saviors. When Daryl struck Negan across the face, he asks if Negan wants him to kill Daryl, as he looms over him with his crossbow; however, Negan spares Daryl, and drags him back to the lineup. Later Negan asks Dwight to put Daryl in a van, which he does.

"The Cell"

At the start of the episode, Dwight is seen inspecting loaves of bread, of which he takes one. As he makes his rounds, he searches through the belongings of a man, who tried to steal some supplies for his pregnant wife and son, where he finds pickles and mustard. He travels around the Saviors base collecting various other ingredients which he uses to make a sandwich. As he eats his sandwich, he watches distastefully as prisoners "earn points." He then makes another sandwich, unlike the care and variety of ingredients as shown previously, Dwight slaps some canned dog food between two pieces of bread which he takes to Daryl's cell.

Over the course of the episode, Dwight appears to be trying to "break" Daryl into servitude; however, after some time he leaves to search for a man who escaped from the Saviors base. Whilst on the road, Dwight encounters several dismembered and mutilated walkers under an overpass. He has a close brush with death as walkers fall from the overpass above, and force him to dive to the ground amidst the walkers near him.

Eventually, Dwight finds "the man," he is looking for. He tackles him to the ground and the two set off back to the Saviors base. However, during the journey, the man has a conversation with Dwight, wherein the man tells Dwight that there's nothing left for him back at the base, and that he'd rather die than go back. Dwight threatens "the man," saying if he didn't come back, he'd kill everyone "the man" had ever spoken to; and would dig up the "man's" wife whose corpse would be put on display. Resigned, "the man" goes with Dwight. After a few moments, Dwight changes his mind and shoots the man, giving him what he wanted.

When Dwight gets back, he forces a persistent Daryl to look at a photo of Glenn's corpse taken right after his brutal death. Later on Dwight takes Daryl to Negan, who once again gives Daryl a choice. After Daryl refuses to submit to Negan, Dwight takes Daryl back to his cell; where he expresses anger at Daryl, suggesting that he has some compassion for Daryl despite everything that's gone down.

At the end of the episode, Dwight is seen looking out at the fence, where "the man's" reanimated corpse snarls back at him, revealing to the audience, that Dwight's kill shot, was through the chest so that Dwight could bring him back anyway.

"Service"

Dwight confiscates Rosita and Spencer Monroe's guns. He taunts Rosita by taking her hat and pouring her water out before ordering them to find Daryl’s motorcycle and bring it back.

Dwight later retrieves the motorcycle from Spencer and returns Rosita’s hat. He asks if she found anything else. “Just your dead friends,” she replies. He rides up to Daryl and tells him he can have his bike back, all he has to do is say the word. Daryl remains silent, and Dwight rides off.

"Sing Me a Song"

Dwight will appear in this episode.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Dwight has killed:

Relationships

Sherry

Being his wife, it is obvious that Dwight loves Sherry very much, and likely attempts to keep her safe, noticeably when they discover and join the Saviors' group. When Dwight possibly realizes how frightening they can be, he suggests it's not as safe as he expected for Sherry, and together they leave. It is assumed that Dwight continuously risks his own life for her, and tries to find a better life for themselves. He also helps take care of her younger diabetic sister, Tina, and comforts her when she is killed by walkers. Dwight shows his most concerned safety for Sherry when he betrays Daryl, the man who helps them escape a group of Saviors searching for them, by holding him at gunpoint and demanding for his motorcycle and crossbow. When he finally gives them up, Dwight and Sherry both get onto the motorcycle and take off.

It is later revealed that upon returning to Negan, Dwight begged for forgiveness, so that Negan will spare Sherry. However, when Negan is about to kill Dwight, Sherry begs for Dwight's life saying that she will marry Negan if he spares Dwight. Negan agreed, but decided to punish Dwight by burning his face with an iron..

Tina

Tina and Dwight had a positive relationship as she was Sherry's younger sister. Dwight tries his best to take care of Tina as she was possibly all that Sherry had left in their family, and he also helped her fight her diabetes by using insulin that he keeps in their bag. When Tina is bitten in the neck and bled to death by her own reanimated friends, Dwight was saddened and felt responsible for her demise, as he would later tell Daryl that he got Tina killed, showing his guilt.

Negan

It is unconfirmed why Dwight and his wife fled from the Saviors, he likely fled because of Negan's frightening ways of leadership. When he and Sherry are somehow caught, Negan punished Dwight by burning the left side of his face. Their relationship is currently unknown. However, it is assumed that Negan still trusts Dwight somehow, since Dwight lead a group of the Saviors deep into the woods, and likely became one of his high ranking members.

In "Last Day On Earth" Dwight is shown to be very loyal to Negan, going as far as almost killing Glenn for desperately jumping towards Negan in fear of Maggie dying. Dwight is told to get Glenn back in line, which he does.

When Daryl punches Negan across the face, he asks him if he wants him to kill Daryl, as he looms over him with his crossbow; however Negan decides against it, and then later asks him to take Daryl prisoner, which he does with no questions asked.

Daryl Dixon

"I should've killed you."
—Daryl to Dwight, after Denise's death[src]
Dwight initially distrusted Daryl, believing him to be a member of the group they were hiding from sent to locate them. Dwight discovers this not to be the case as Daryl helps them escape Wade and his men, even surprising Dwight that Daryl would want to help them after holding him captive and threatening to kill him. Despite Daryl saving him, he is still only concerned about his safety and Sherry's as he takes Daryl's crossbow and motorcycle at gunpoint, and even fires the pistol to show how serious he is. This puts an immediate strain on their newly negative relationship.

In "Twice as Far", Dwight re-encounters Daryl with Rosita after he kills Denise with Daryl's crossbow that he stole. He and his group have taken Eugene hostage and threaten to kill all three of them if they do not lead his group back to their community. He further taunts Daryl by explaining that he wasn't even aiming for Denise, suggesting he may have been trying to kill him instead; this shows that, despite Daryl's efforts to save Dwight in their earlier encounter, Dwight sees him as an enemy and possibly a potential threat. Dwight later ambushes Daryl in "East" and greets him in a mocking tone before shooting him as he turns around, telling him "You'll be alright". Altering from a basic uneasy alliance, it can be confirmed that Dwight and Daryl have developed into a violent, hostile rivalry with one another.

After Daryl punched Negan, Dwight volunteers to kill Daryl himself but didn't at Negan's request. Their relationship remains negative towards each other.

After Daryl learns about what Negan did to Dwight, Daryl tells him he understand why Dwight is like this.

Rosita Espinosa

Dwight and Rosita share a tense relationship. Rosita hates Dwight for killing Denise while Dwight acts that he is above her, going as far as calling her "darling". After Eugene bites Dwight on the crotch, causing a commotion, Rosita attempts to shoot Dwight before he and the remaining Saviors manage to flee. In "East", Rosita lets an angry Daryl leave Alexandria to hunt down Dwight and to avenge Denise's death. She later joins him despite Glenn and Michonne pleading them not to, showing how much she hates Dwight. She and Daryl, alongside Glenn and Michonne are then caught by Dwight and his Saviors. They are then brought up to Negan as well as Rick and the rest of the members.

In "Service", Dwight talks to Rosita about having Daryl's motorcycle and tells her to get it for him.

Appearances

TV Series

Season 6

Season 7

Trivia

  • The casting call for this character used the name Kirk.
  • This character is credited as D in "Always Accountable".
  • Dwight is left-handed.

References

TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlJudithLori
King County PaulaLambertShaneLeon
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesMirandaLouisElizaGlennAndrea
MerleTheodoreDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelAbuelaGilbertJorge
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
Dave & Tony's Group NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneAndreMikeTerry
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonOwen
ErynKarenThomasGregMiltonEricStevensRowanEileenNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyGloriaPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTimBettyEmily
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Military Personnel WilsonBradySeanFranklinWellesCallaway
Prison Newcomers BobLizzieMikaBeckyLukeMollyJulioHenryNoris
CalebDavidRyanCharlieChloeRichardsPatrickZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaRossPete
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielAbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenAmandaLicariFrancoMcGinleyPercyBelloTanakaAlvaradoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronEricEnidOliviaBobMikeyJakeTobinSpencerKentBarbaraBruceFrancineScottAnnaHeathDeniseDeanna
RonJessieSamDavidBetsyNicholasTommyAnnie
SturgessBarnesHollyMichaelStacyNatalieErin
RichardsShellyCarterPeteRegAidenWill
The Wolves OwenEdwardAphid
Hilltop Colony PaulBertieHarlanFreddieKalEduardoGregoryCrystal
AndyWesleyCraigEthan
The Saviors SherryDwightSimonNeganGavinJaredLauraEmmettJoeyAratDavidGaryWadeCamRomanMilesJiroNeilPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeBudTimmyTinaGordon
The Kingdom DanielColtonRichardEzekielJerryBenjaminDianneAlvaroKevinHenry
Oceanside CyndieRachelBeatriceNataniaKathy
Miscellaneous Survivors EastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals ShivaNellyTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers HannahSummerWayneLouiseDougErinNickTonyBill
Joe Sr.CarlaDellyEddie
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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