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Kessler (Survival Instinct)

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—Kessler to Daryl Dixon[src]

Kessler is an original character appearing in The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. He is a deputy found in the Sedalia Police Department.



Nothing is known about Kessler's life before or after the outbreak. It's likely that he was stationed at Pemberton Sheriff's Department.



Deputy Kessler is a deputy found inside the Sedalia police department guarding a cache of ammunition. He locked himself in a cell with the cache to keep himself away from the walkers. When Daryl Dixon talks to him he refuses to leave, stating this is his post. But he is hungry and wants Daryl to go get him some food, if he does this he says that he will give him some ammo.

When Daryl retrieves the food for Kessler, who in return keeps his word and gives him some ammo. Daryl then asks him if he has changed his mind about leaving with him. Kessler says that he will not leave his post, Daryl will then ask him what he will do when the food runs out, to which he will blankly stare at Daryl until he leaves the room. It is unknown what happened to him afterwards.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Kessler has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies


  • At one point, he says he is waiting for Sheriff Turner to relieve him from duty, hinting that he is from Pemberton Sheriff's Department.
Survival Instinct Characters
Dixon Family DarylMerleWill
Cabot Ridge Survivors JessBuck
Sedalia Survivors KesslerWarrenJimmyLester
Pemberton Sheriff's Department JohnAlbert
Garwater Survivors Hartwell
Fontana Survivors AnnaMiaNoah
Oakview Survivors KennedyMalloryTravisMike
Taggart Survivors CharleneSatchmo
Archer Creek Survivors ChrisSheila
Sherwood Survivors AidenJaneTerry
Miscellaneous Survivors SteveFrankElizabethCandaceDowdleSarahAhmadHollyToddShelleyGloriaAsh
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.

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