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"Okay? Open the gate. They so much as scratch an itch, close their eyes. Here's the deal. Don't care where you came from, what you left behind, or who you buried. You want to stay here in Woodbury, you need to be able to do two things. Fight and build. Doc Stevens will show you how Woodbury works. How you build."
—Gene Gavin to the hero player.[src]

Gene Gavin, also known as The Major, is a novel series adapted, playable, and main character who appears in The Walking Dead: Road to Survival. He is the original leader of Woodbury.

Pre-Apocalypse & Post-Apocalypse

Main article: Gene Gavin (Novel Series)

Main Story

Area 1 - Homemart

To Be Added

Area 2 - Woodbury Gates

To Be Added

Roadmap - Barker's Story

To Be Added

As a Playable Character

Major Gavin - Road To Survival, Edition #1

  • Persona: Leader
  • Trait: Alert
  • Role: Damage
  • Rarity: Rare (3 Stars)
  • Leader Skill: All ranged teammates get +20% attack.
  • Adrenaline Rush: Pillar Of Leadership (All teammates get +80% defense for 2 turns.)
  • Specialist Skill: Does not have one.
  • Active Skill: Does not have one.

Major Gavin - Road to Survival, Edition #2

NOTE: This character is only obtainable through character ascendance.

  • Persona: Rebel
  • Trait: Tough
  • Role: Damage
  • Rarity: Epic (5 Stars)
  • Leader Skill: Does not have one.
  • Adrenaline Rush: Major Pain (Deal 500% damage to one enemy. Up to three teammates get +60% attack for 3 turns.)
  • Specialist Skill: Command (When this character defends, the previous ally to take an action this turn will receive a bonus action. That ally will be unable to act the next turn.)
  • Active Skill: Does not have one.

Killed Victims

This list shows the people Gene has killed.


Killed By

Gavin is shot at point blank range in the side of the head by The Governor. Afterwards, Gavin is taken out of Woodbury, barely breathing, and is put down by an exiled Trey Barker.


"The Walking Dead: Road to Survival"


  • The Walking Dead: Road to Survival marks the first physical appearance of Gene, since he his looks have been only described in the novel series..
    • He is one of the characters seen physically somewhere else than the original media, along with Crystal, Nick, David, TreyJeremiah and Crawford, who wasn't seen alive but as a zombie in the original media.
  • Major Gavin Road to Survival, Edition #2 is one of many characters to have Command as their Specialist Skill. For other characters, see Command.
Road to Survival Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlLori
Jones Family MorganDuane
Atlanta SophiaAndreaGlennDaleTyreeseCarolAllenShaneAmy
Greene Farm MaggieHershelBillyOtis
The Prison AxelDexter
Michonne's Family MichonneElodieColette
Woodbury GarrettMirabelleSandyTheoBoJoeJasonDustyJohnLillyMitchell Jr.DariusBobGloriaCaesarGabrielBruceJoshuaTreyGeneMeg
Woodbury Newcomers StevensAbbieBruceHunterPhilipNickBrian
Homemart Jim
Train Fuel Depot ClaireMargaretRubyDavid
Pentecostal People of God Jeremiah
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneGabrielRositaAbraham
North Georgia Woods BrockSusanToddBenjamin
Pig Farm EmmaMarkus
D.C. Schoolyard EzekielRichardMarcus
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronHeathAnnieSiddiqKershawTanyaVincentOliviaNicholasDeniseHollyEricSpencerJessieDouglasTobinBruce
Alexandria Outskirts CassidyDerek
Hilltop Colony PaulHarlanBriannaEarlDanteLukaRowanAmirYuliaCrystalOscarGregoryEthanKalDavid
Hilltop Outskirts MalcolmBlanche
The Saviors DwightNeganTaraMarkRasoFinnYorkLauraMatthewMeganSherryCarsonAmberDonnieDavidConnor
Richmond MagnaYumikoKellyConnieLuke
The Militia Thompson
Oceanside PiousEdwardsAiraIsabella
Travelier Motel ClementineLillyKennyLeeBenKatjaaCarleyLarryMark
The Railroad ChristaOmidCharles
Savannah MollyVernonCrawford
The Companion Pete
Fairbanks Residence PaigeAlexSamanthaGreg
Monroe NormaZacharyRandall
García Family JavierDavidGabrielKateMariana
Prescott EleanorConradTrippFrancineEli
Matt's Family MattLindsay
The New Frontier MaxAvaBadger
Priya's Boarding School Priya
Teresa's Grocery Store TeresaArnold
Trainers BurtBradyBasilBenedictCaitlinRobPhebeHannahLaraStewartAdenUlyssesLilithTrevorAlycenShirley
Citizens LuciaNathanDannyCalebCliftonGeraldNeilAshleyJohnBethRabinderJoeyHeatherAudreyDarcyKnoxTonyAntonJoseMonicaErikaDarnellCarriePamKayCarmenChristineJeremy
Rebels ClarenceCraigChrisCletusRandallRockyEllenRodGatorChadWilkinsRomanovSawyerDavieJacksonKarlsonDarleneDominicRosaTyeLopezKimberly
Peacekeepers OliviaRayDarrenGraceAngelaLesterMariaRoseEstellaDouglasJeanDevin
Hunters MacJodyCarterTimothyJedChristaIsabelCyrusVictorDonnyThe WandererAliciaBonnieAntonioVickiShaylaJaneBrookeWyatt
Leaders GeorgesAngelaKellyNancyOliverBenjiValerie
Soldiers SamuelDiegoEthelBrigitteDianeParkerCarolineCooperWendyScoutClarkSkylarTessViktorBridgetKonrad
Miscellanous Lonnie
Walkers AvaEnriquePennyMike
Animals Shiva
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive or are left with unknown status.