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Lucille is a wooden baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire first encountered in the episode "Last Day on Earth" of Season 6 of AMC's The Walking Dead. It is used by Negan to kill both humans and walkers alike.
Nothing is known about Lucille before the outbreak began. It is assumed that she was initially a basic wooden baseball bat that was kept by Negan himself or an unknown person.
Most likely after the outbreak, the baseball bat was wrapped in barbed wire either by Negan himself or somebody else. Negan named the bat "Lucille" and used it to kill zombies and numerous people.
Negan has a somewhat unusual and unhealthy obsession with "Lucille". He speaks of the bat as if she were a person, calling her "awesome" and a "dirty girl". He is almost always seen carrying her, the exception being him leaving it by a truck after Carl shot two of his men. He uses Lucille to intimidate, maim or kill enemies and walkers alike. His attachment to Lucille is such that when Rosita accidently shoots her, Negan becomes furious and demands an execution of one of the Alexandrians.
Lucille is seen being wielded by Negan. Negan introduces her to Rick Grimes, the leader of a powerful group of survivors that have killed a multitude of Saviors and who now kneel surrounded to receive their punishment. She is seen being pointed at people. Negan decides to bash someone's head in. He commences a game of eeny-meeny-miny-mo and goes around pointing Lucille at Rick's group. Finally picking someone to die, he brings down Lucille onto their head several times.
It is revealed that the person chosen by Negan was Abraham Ford, whom he proceeds to hit in the head. After the first blow, Abraham reincorporates and mutters defiantly "Suck my nuts" before Negan strikes him down to the ground and brutally beats him to death, completely destroying his entire head. Afterwards, he flings Lucille, which causes Abraham's blood to splatter on Rick's face. He then tells the group, "Look at my dirty girl!" As Negan taunts Rosita Espinosa, whose particular reaction he is attracted to, with the bloodied bat, an enraged Daryl Dixon gets up and punches Negan.
After Daryl is restrained and put back in line, Negan says that he won't let this pass. Reminding that he takes no exceptions he suddenly hits Glenn Rhee in the head. After watching Glenn suffer for a few moments and say his last words, Negan smashes his head in as he did with Abraham. Glenn's scalp and brain hang off Lucille as Negan jokes that she is a vampire bat. When he's talking to Rick, he asks if he had killed his right hand man. Rick then stares at him. Due to the way he looks at Negan, Rick is dragged to the RV. Negan drives to the same spot where the Saviors hanged a man the previous episode. Negan dispatches a couple walkers here from inside the RV and orders Rick to retrieve his hatchet which Negan has thrown onto the roof of the RV, pointing Lucille at him. Rick does so successfully. They drive back to the forest and Negan tells Rick to chop Carl's arm off or he'll take Lucille and bash his skull in and the Saviors will shoot Rick's group. Before he does so, Negan stops him and reminds Rick that he belongs to him and provides for him.
Negan tries to scare Daryl with Lucille while Daryl was trying to escape the Santuary. He even goes as far as to attempt to kill Daryl, after muttering, "Screw it". Daryl, not phased, grabs Negan's arm just as he swings Lucille. Negan stops, in awe of Daryl's guts. He goes on to say that Daryl "[doesn't] scare easy", and that he likes that about him. He then walks off screen while the Saviors beat up Daryl and threw him back into his cell.
Negan uses Lucille to knock on Alexandria's gate while asking for someone to let him in. Rick opens the gate and Negan, after using her to kill a walker, places Lucille in his possession for the vast majority of the episode. During the time Rick has Lucille, Negan, repeatedly, places himself in positions where it would be easy for Rick to hit him with his own bat. Rick, at this point, has been firmly subdued by Negan and allows all of these opportunities to pass by. As he and his Saviors leave Alexandria, Negan reclaims Lucille from Rick stating that "[Rick] wouldn't want to hang on to it anyway."
Joseph stops by Negan's apartment to give him Lucille, which Negan left by the cargo truck. After laughing along with Negan's jokes on how he handled Lucille, Joey is rudely dismissed. When Negan forces Carl to sing, he claims that Lucille likes to be sung to. When Carl is singing, Negan is seen swinging Lucille around.
At the dinner table, Negan tells Carl and Olivia that he is done waiting for Rick. Negan takes Lucille and places it on a chair, and says that she is hungry. After killing Spencer Monroe, Rosita Espinosa, grief-stricken and enraged over Spencer's death, shoots at Negan, but accidently hits and damages Lucille instead, which was in the way. Negan in his fury, demands Rosita to tell him who made the bullet. Not believing her lies and giving her several chances to tell the truth, Negan orders Arat to kill someone, and she shoots Olivia dead.
Negan is seen constantly with Lucille, using her to knock on doors. When meeting with Eugene, he shows the damage done by his bullet. Before killing Emmett Carson, he strikes him twice with Lucille.
Negan emerges with Lucille outside the Sanctuary and greets Harlan Carson.
Negan arrives with Lucille at Sasha’s cell as David is about to rape her. He angrily reminds him that rape is forbidden and that he crossed the line. When David apologizes, Negan stabs him through the neck, refusing to accept his apology.
Negan is seen constantly with Lucille, when he and the Saviors try to take over Alexandria. Negan demands that Rick choose one of his people to be executed with Lucille. After capturing Rick and Carl after the battle, he threatens to kill Carl using Lucille then take Rick's hands. Rick threatens to kill Negan one day, despite whatever threats Negan makes. As Negan prepares to strike Carl with Lucille, Shiva leaps onto and mauls a nearby Savior.
Lucille will appear in this season.
The following is a list of victims killed with Lucille:
- "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"
- "The Cell"
- "Sing Me a Song"
- "Hearts Still Beating"
- "Hostiles and Calamities"
- "The Other Side"
- "Something They Need"
- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"
- Lucille is the only weapon in the television continuity to be named.
- Although not mentioned in the show, Lucille appears to be a Louisville Slugger, as she sports the oval shaped logo, a trademark of that baseball bat.
- Lucille's existence has been hinted at since "No Way Out".
- In "No Way Out", Bud says, "Right off the bat".
- In "Knots Untie", Jesus says that the Saviors said that they needed to learn "right off the bat".
- In "East", Carl looks at a gun with a drawing of Lucille carved into it.
- A version of Lucille is seen on Supernatural in the episode "Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell". Dean is shown wielding it and makes the statement, "Dad loved this thing." Their dad being John Winchester who is played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
- It is clear from the close-up shots in Last Day on Earth and The Day Will Come When You Won't Be that the barbed wire on Lucille has no points, but rather the wires curve back inward. This renders the prop safe for actors since simply brushing against real barbed wire could cause serious injury.