"Look, I get it. Trust issues, am I right? I understand, you guys don't know me, and I have this crazy but adorable pink jacket and these snazzy goggles and I dyed my hair purple because there's more hair dye than people now, so why not? I'm a little loopy from not being around people for so long and I probably seem totally kooky. We gotta build trust. Cool, I'd like that, too. I'm on board with that. I'm not handing over my gun, because as much as I need someone to talk to before I go all-the-way crazy I don't know if I trust you either. So here's what it is-- there's five of you. One of me. So if I were to cause trouble, or if I wanted to kill one of you, I'd barely be able to get one-- maybe even two you before the others killed me. So I'd have to have a death wish to try and do that, right? but I've been living here alone for a long time so that very much proves I want to be alive--right?"
—Juanita to Michonne.[src]

Juanita Sanchez, more commonly known as "Princess" or "Princess of Pittsburgh", is a character first encountered in Issue 171 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. She is a somewhat silly and good natured lone survivor living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


As she hasn't had much interaction with other people for some time, Juanita comes off as awkward to the scavenger group. She admits that she's a 'little loopy from not being around people for so long', even questioning at first if they were actually real or just hallucinations. Regardless, Juanita is open to try and build trust with the survivors.

Juanita comes off as extremely talkative and easy-going. She is willing to make jokes despite being outnumbered and having guns pointed at her. One of these jokes almost gets her killed, acting as if she brought the Survivors' horses to a group of people waiting at her building, which she hysterically laughs off. She also admits that due to how she looks and dresses, it would be understandable how people would be hesitant to trust her. She admits that she was told she had a temper at some point, initially becoming angered at Michonne for asking if she was alone.

Juanita also appears to be very childish, as she dyed her hair purple and chose to wear a pink fur jacket and goggles, just for fun. She also gave herself a nickname, "Princess" and announces herself to be the Princess of Pittsburgh. She also states that being called a "Queen" would sound like she was older than she is. Regardless, she can be taken seriously in a combat and is able to mow down walkers easily.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Juanita's life before or as the outbreak started, except that she had a brother.


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lines We Cross

Juanita meets up with the scavenge team as they traverse through Pittsburgh and is happy to see them since last time she saw people was over a year ago. After introductions, Juanita offers to travel with them but Michonne says no due to neither side knowing what the other is capable of.  

After the survivors reach her place, Juanita yells that they have arrived to the house. Michonne points a gun at her telling not to move, but Juanita starts to laugh and tells them she was just kidding. She then invites everyone inside.

While the group debates letting Juanita tag along with them, she emerges out of the building with a giant spear which she proudly displays. When asked if she can give back her gun, Michonne declines; Juanita shrugs it off, stating she has others.

The group continue to travel through Pittsburgh on their way to Ohio.

During their journey the need to pause and eliminate a group of walkers that have slowly gained on them. Michonne finally allows Juanita to join her in taking out some walkers, much to the latter's excitement. When the pair are finished, Yumiko blurts out to the group that her and Magna are gay. Michonne offers a confused congratulation while Eugene and Siddiq say they already knew. Juanita beams with approval and states that she had friends once who were lesbians who happened to throw wild parties. The group then continue on to Ohio.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Juanita has killed:


Volume 29: Lines We Cross

Volume 30: New World Order


  • Juanita is one of the many characters given a nickname. She prefers being called "Princess" because she does not like her actual name.
  • Juanita mentions she hadn't seen a living person for almost a year before finding Eugene's group.
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Jones Family MorganDuane
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Tyreese's Group TyreeseChrisJulie
Greene Farm MaggieHershelBillyPatriciaOtisRachelSusieLacey
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Oceanside Pete
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  • Thoughts on Juanita Sanchez

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    • KeepOnKeepingOn wrote:I may be late to the party but I wanna drop in and say I like her. I’m tired of serious character after serious charact...
    • I think she is a beautful and funny character...when Negan gives her a Glenn death
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    • HallOfFame wrote:Ok but highkey this character is gonna fucking slay. I'm here for this black Princess we wuz kangs
    • ALinkToThePasta wrote: HallOfFame wrote:Ok but highkey this character is gonna fucking slay. I'm here for this black Princess we wuz kan...