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"Come on, come on. With me!"
—The Mean Guard addressing another guard.[src]

The unnamed man referred to as the mean guard is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a member of the Woodbury Army.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about this survivor's life before or as the outbreak began. He may have lived in or near Woodbury, Georgia.


Season 3

"Walk With Me"

This survivor is first seen guarding the wall of Woodbury during the first night Andrea and Michonne arrived in Woodbury. He is wielding a silenced M4A1 and is patrolling the wall. Eventually Merle gets up on the wall and takes the survivor's gun and shoots a few zombies. Merle hands the survivor his M4A1 back and he continues guarding the wall.

"Made to Suffer"

This man is seen on the streets after Rick's group attacks Woodbury. He is on the streets patrolling and participates in the shootout. When the first gunshots were heard, a soldier and him arrive to ask The Governor about the recent events. The Governor orders this survivor and a small group of Woodbury soldiers to check every house in town for the attackers. Later that night, when Daryl and Merle are thrown into the arena, this survivor is seen standing next to Shumpert, armed with an Mk 18 Mod 0.

"The Suicide King"

This guard is first seen in the arena, watching the Dixon brothers and making sure they didn't attempt to escape. After Merle announces where his loyalties lie, this survivor walks over to where they hold captured zombies, bringing a restrained one out. The zombie is killed by Maggie and the survivor survives the ambush. The next day, when the Woodbury townspeople riot, this survivor is seen next to Martinez and Shumpert, making sure the residents of the town do not attack anybody. When Shumpert notices walkers clawing on the wall and a man beeping on his car horn, this survivor assists with killing the walkers and calming the man. Later, he witnesses Richard Foster die.


This survivor was seen patrolling the streets of Woodbury. He watched Andrea and Karen as they talked to each other. Later he stands on the back of a military vehicle while Andrea is talking to Milton.

"I Ain't a Judas"

The unnamed Woodbury survivor is seen helping board up the damaged wall with wood. He is grabbing the wood and carrying it to the wall while Andrea and Milton are talking.


The Woodbury survivor is seen stationed at the wall as Tyreese and Sasha are placing things in the truck alongside Martinez and Shumpert. He is talking to another guard. When Andrea and Milton are in the alley talking about the Governor, the unnamed survivor is seen walking by on the street, talking with the same wall guard from earlier.

"This Sorrowful Life"

This Woodbury resident is present at the feed store with the Governor and other armed men. When the survivors hear music, Martinez addresses this survivor to go check it out. This soldier, along with another man, reach the source of the noise only to find walkers heading towards them. The man shouts out "Walkers!", alerting his fellow soldiers, and begins to open fire.

Merle, inside a shed, fires a single shot, striking the man in the back and causing him to fall to the ground. Soon after he is eaten by walkers.


Killed By

This guard is shot by Merle Dixon while he and the entire Woodbury group are distracted by walkers. The guard is then surrounded by walkers and devoured as he can't defend himself due to the gunshot wound.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims this guard has killed:


TV Series

Season 3


  • According to an interview with Dango Nguyen, he was selected to be the featured extra to die in "This Sorrowful Life" due to being a recognizable Woodbury soldier, to leave an impact when he died.[1]
    • He also revealed that while he never officially had a backstory or name, he was listed as "Mean Guard" on the scripts.[2]
  • Since his first appearance in "Walk With Me", he has appeared numerous times, uncredited. It wasn't until his death episode, "This Sorrowful Life", that this survivor is finally credited by AMC as Guard exclusively on AMC's website.
  • This survivor is dubbed "Long Hair" in the Talking Dead segment In Memoriam clip for "This Sorrowful Life".


Unnamed or Unseen TV Characters
King County DianeLindaTomFredCindyJudithKingsleyDaniels
KellySarahTyrellSheilaMaryanneHollyOfficer 1Officer 2Officer 3Mother 1Mother 2Criminal 1Criminal 2Criminal 3
Atlanta Camp Survivor
Nursing Home Carlito
Greene Family Farm LaceyDuncanMr. FischerMrs. Fischer
Woodbury Resident 1Resident 6MotherResident 2Resident 4Foster DaughterResident 3Resident 8PeteMichaelRobbieGuard 1Guard 2Guard 5Resident 5Resident 7Resident 9Resident 10Mean GuardSoldierBobEisenbergGuard 4Guard 3Governor's Victims
Military Personnel Guardsman 6Guardsman 2Guardsman 4Guardsman 3
Guardsman 5Guardsman 1
Mexican Family FatherMotherSonBaby
Prison Newcomers TeenagerNewcomerWomanMrs. RichardsNoris' Son
Martinez' Camp Resident 1Resident 2Resident 3
Terminus ChuckCynthiaKayleeBroadcasting WomanResident 1Resident 2GuardCrazed ManButcher 1Butcher 2
Abraham's Group WarrenRexJosiahDirkStephanieJosephineRogerPam
Alexandria Safe-Zone RosemaryResident 1PascalTedLucyMayaAdrianParkJeffreyCharlyneO'HaraSamanthaDanDineshBobby
The Wolves Wolf 3Wolf 2Wolf 1Wolf 4
Hilltop Colony MarshaTimRory
The Saviors Savior 5Savior 6Savior 3Savior 2Savior 1Savior 4
Animals PigletsHorse
Miscellaneous Characters DavidsonFrankBrianJeanJerryWilhelmSamJoe Jr.JaneRachelT. Brooks EllisManWomanDennisYoung BoyManEnid's MotherEnid's FatherDying ManMan 2SurvivorFatherHitchhikerHermitJohnCrightonMrs. BlakeIrmaRed Poncho ManLibrary SurvivorMan 1
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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