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|Age||Mid to Late 30s|
|Occupation||Alexandria Safe-Zone Constable(Post-Apocalypse)|
|Family||Mike - Former Boyfriend (Deceased)|
Andre Anthony - Son (Deceased)
|First Appearance||"Beside the Dying Fire"|
|Series lifespan||"Beside the Dying Fire" to present|
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Danai Gurira Gallery
- "Have you ever had to kill people because they had already killed your friends and were coming for you next? Have you ever done things that made you feel afraid of yourself afterward? Have you ever been covered in so much blood that you didn't know if it was yours or walkers or your friends? Huh? Then you DON'T know."
- —Michonne telling Heath that he hasn't been through what she and her group have[src]
Michonne (pronounced mih-SHOWN) is a main character and survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. After the Greene family farm was overrun by zombies, Michonne encountered Andrea and the two became close friends throughout the winter until they entered Woodbury. Michonne later left Woodbury and became a key member of Rick Grimes's group. Her favored weapon is the katana.
Michonne tends to work alone and keeps much of her past secret, even towards Andrea, but possesses a keen sense of intuition. Michonne once said that she "trusts her gut" when it comes to other survivors. After the loss of her boyfriend, she suffered from hallucinations in which she would talk to him. It was revealed that she likes art and/or sculptures as she looted a cat sculpture and claimed that it was "too damn gorgeous" to leave behind. When she first comes to the group, she is very quiet. As time goes on, however, she gradually opens up to the group, specifically Rick and Carl, and becomes accepted by the whole group.
Michonne appeared to have an aversion to babies, as she vehemently refused to hold Rick's daughter Judith until Beth Greene forced her to, and, while looking at Judith, shed tears, before hugging Judith close. Michonne later establishes that this is a manifestation of the guilt she feels for losing her own son, Andre.
Not much is at first known about Michonne's past. According to Danai Guria - 'she was someone who was cultured, alternative, well read and very smart. She was not conventional at all'. It is revealed that she had a boyfriend named Mike with whom she had a 3 year old son named Andre, whom Michonne affectionately nicknamed "Peanut". The three lived together in an apartment building in Atlanta, Georgia. She also befriended Mike's best friend Terry. The three seemed to be art enthusiasts, going to museums and discussing the pieces there.
When the outbreak began Michonne stated that she found a katana with which she honed her fighting skill to perfection as a result of encountering and killing walkers day-by-day.
At some point Michonne, along with Andre, Mike, and Terry, went to a refugee camp. Over time, several members abandoned the camp due to things becoming worse. Michonne, however, remained there. After arriving back from a supply run she found the camp had been overrun. Mike and Terry at the time were intoxicated on drugs and so were unable to fight, which resulted in Andre being devoured by walkers and the two becoming bitten. Michonne allowed them to turn and amputated their arms and mouths and chained them up to avoid being seen by walkers.
After Hershel Greene's farm was overrun with zombies, most of the group escaped by motor vehicle and traveled back to the highway, but Andrea was thought to have been killed and was left behind. She was still alive, however, and was chased into the woods on foot, where she apparently spent the entire night fleeing from walkers. She soon runs out of ammunition and ends up pinned by a walker, too exhausted to fight him. She is suddenly rescued by a katana-wielding hooded figure, who decapitates the walker. The hooded figure has two walkers shackled to her, with both of their arms and lower jaws cut off. Later the rescuer is revealed to be Michonne.
Michonne is shown in a local pharmacy searching for medical supplies when she runs into a group of walkers, all of which she decapitates with her katana. She is shown taking the aspirins to an influenza-ridden Andrea, who has taken refuge along with her at a local game cooler. Andrea tries to convince Michonne to leave her, but Michonne refuses and the two ultimately decide to move out as the walkers begin to advance on their location.
While traveling on the road, Michonne and Andrea see a mysterious plume of smoke in the distance. Going to investigate it, they discover a crashed helicopter. Michonne chains her walkers to a tree and tells Andrea to stay hidden in the bushes while she goes to investigate the helicopter. She discovers the bodies of the soldiers who were inside.
A group of armed men arrive on the scene, and Michonne and Andrea hide in the bushes to watch them. They see The Governor stab a man in the head, even though he already appeared dead. Michonne's walkers begin to make too much noise, and Michonne decapitates them to prevent their location being compromised. However, Andrea and Michonne are surprised from behind by Merle Dixon, who orders them to drop their weapons. Andrea then faints.
They are taken by vehicle to Woodbury, where they are kept locked in a room and placed under guard. After Andrea is taken care of, Merle comes to the room. Andrea fills him in on what has happened since Atlanta, and Michonne is visibly suspicious of Merle. When The Governor arrives, Michonne demands that they be given their weapons back, but The Governor insists that they stay for the night.
The Governor shows the two women around Woodbury, showing them the sturdy fence built around the town. Michonne becomes increasingly suspicious of him. She refuses to give out much information about herself, leaving Andrea to do most of the talking. Michonne's introverted nature causes a slight rift between her and Andrea, who claims she knows almost nothing about her.
Michonne again demands to have her sword back, but The Governor does not allow it, telling her she is safe in Woodbury. After he and his group of men return from a troop, he addresses the town's population, telling him that they encountered an army group on the road. He tells them that they did not have a fence like Woodbury did, and that the "biters" got to them before he could.
Michonne's suspicions about The Governor continue when she investigates the army vehicles. After finding blood trails and bullet holes in the vehicles, she is confronted by The Governor. He asks her to join his ranks, which she declines.
She makes plans to leave with Andrea on the same day; she intends for them to head to the coast, where Michonne believes they will be safe. However, Andrea returns later in the day after talking with The Governor, and asks an angry Michonne to stay a few more days.
When The Governor plans a party for Woodbury, Michonne's suspicions are raised. After he leaves his office, she sneaks in to retrieve her sword. She removes her katana and comes across his notebook. She discovers that he has written a series of names on the paper, underlining the name "Penny." Michonne flips through several pages of the book, realizing that he has made a series of marks page after page (perhaps a sign of his insanity). She hears a noise coming from the closet, but before she can open the door, footsteps are heard outside the door.
Hiding behind a wall, Michonne watches The Governor, Merle, and Milton Mamet enter. Milton complains that they should postpone the night's events, saying that they do not need to use up the resources he needs for his experiment. The Governor convinces him to have fun for the night, then get back to his experiment in the morning. Michonne sneaks out of the window after they leave.
She enters an apparently deserted area filled with sand and a cage behind the building. Hearing growling from the cages, she discovers a handful of walkers inside. Smirking to herself, Michonne breaks open the lock to the cage door and lets them out while drawing her katana. Michonne skillfully puts down all of the walkers, and just as she finishes, Tim arrives with a bucket of meat to feed them.
Michonne is next seen back in The Governor's office, seated. The Governor seats himself across from her at his desk and scolds her for trespassing into the area. He claims he has nothing to hide, to which Michonne replies, "People with nothing to hide don't usually feel the need to say so." He also lets her know he is not happy that she has been snooping around, and that other people want her out of Woodbury. Instead of kicking her out, he makes her an offer to join the research team.
Michonne jumps up and takes him by surprise, snatching back her katana and holding it against his throat. She backs away, then storms out, sparing his life. When Andrea returns from her talk with The Governor, Michonne begins packing supplies to leave. However, Andrea is still reluctant to go. Michonne again warns her that Woodbury is not what it seems.
Michonne and Andrea make their way to the gate, where they plan to sneak out during the daytime. Merle stops them and says they will need an escort to leave. Andrea becomes agitated and asks Michonne to stay. "You coming or not?" Michonne asks. When Andrea hesitates, Michonne says, "You slowed me down anyway." She then leaves Woodbury without Andrea, leaving her to watch through the gap in the wall.
Michonne has fled Woodbury and is being hunted by Merle, Crowley, Tim, and Gargulio. She managed to kill Crowley and Tim, but was shot in the thigh by Merle when she was attempting to flee. She continues to run until she met up with Merle and the other remaining man, Gargulio. She attempts ambushing them again but Merle managed to knock her sword away. Luckily, a group of walkers attacked them, giving her time to retrieve her katana and flee.
During her walk, she comes upon a few walkers, but the guts from a walker showered her earlier, camouflaging her smell, causing the walkers to ignore her. She later witnessed Glenn Rhee and Maggie Greene in a store and watched through a car window while the two were abducted by Merle.
Seeing all of the supplies that Glenn and Maggie scavenged, she takes it all and somehow finds her way to the prison. Rick Grimes approaches her from outside of the prison fence, seeing that she is carrying the supplies, surrounded by walkers who do not attack her because of a walker's guts that were spilled on her earlier.
Michonne arrives at the prison with walkers surrounding her. Rick notices her outside the fence, but runs off without acting. Carl questions if they should help her, but Rick does not reply. They witness Michonne fighting off the walkers, but she ends up passing out from her leg's pain. The walkers pounce on her, but Rick and Carl shoot them before they infect her. They take her inside the prison, asking where she came from and how she knew Glenn and Maggie. Hershel Greene assists with her injuries, and she later accompanies the group to Woodbury to attack and free the prisoners. On the way there, they end up in a cabin, where they encounter a dead dog and a hermit. He seems to not be aware of the apocalypse, and warns that he will call the cops. Rick replies with humor, revealing that he is a cop. When he attempts to run and open the door to the waiting walkers, Michonne stabs him with her katana in the back. The crew decides that there is no escape, and decide on throwing the old man to the walkers as a distraction. They run out the back door and make their way to Woodbury, planning to attack.
Michonne, Rick, Daryl Dixon, and Oscar invade Woodbury through a passageway she reveals to them. After the group successfully rescues Glenn and Maggie, Michonne breaks off from the group and sneaks into Philip's home. After sitting in a chair, she hears a rustling and discovers Penny. Michonne attempts to free Penny from her restraints but sees she is a walker. Michonne attempts to put down Penny, but Philip arrives. Philip puts his weapons aside and pleads for Michonne not to hurt his daughter. Michonne reminds Philip that Penny is already dead, and stabs Penny through the head and a fight takes place between the two. Philip gains the upper hand until Michonne pulls a shard of glass from a broken aquarium and stabs Philip through his right eye. Michonne attempts to kill him with her katana, but Andrea moves in and Michonne leaves after the two glare at each other. Michonne rejoins the rescue team outside of Woodbury, but is held at gunpoint by Rick and the group, Rick demanding to know where she went. Michonne reminds the group that they will need her help rescuing Daryl and getting back safely to the prison.
Michonne waits by the road with Glenn while Rick and Maggie attack Woodbury. Michonne and Glenn attempt to attack Merle when they witness him returning with Rick, Maggie, and Daryl, but she is stopped by Rick. The group discusses the matter and decides not to allow Michonne to stay, as she is a "loose cannon," and Rick informs her that she has to leave after she all of her wounds are healed. Hershel doctors her back at The Prison, stating that she has received a concussion, and it may be days before she is well again.
Michonne witnesses Rick on the bridge all by himself when he sees Lori standing there. In the common room, Glenn mentions his plan to organize a sneak attack on Woodbury and execute The Governor, wanting Michonne to accompany him. During the attack at the prison by the Woodbury soldiers who unleash a herd of Walkers using a delivery van, Michonne and Glenn successfully rescue Hershel from the approaching walkers.
Michonne is seen doing some physical exercises while Merle speaks to her, trying to make peace by saying, "I done a lot of things I ain't proud of," he says. "Hope we can get past it." Michonne glares silently back at him. After the arrival of Andrea she sees Michonne with Rick's group. Later while outside, Andrea accuses Michonne of turning the group against her. Michonne counters that Andrea is living under The Governor's spell and reveals that he sent Merle to kill her. Michonne says she went back to Woodbury to unmask The Governor, adding, "I knew it would hurt you." Michonne is later seen at night while Beth is singing. Rick tells Daryl and Hershel he's taking Michonne and Carl on a run for more guns the next day.
Michonne is on a run along with Rick and Carl, in the hopes of finding more weapons. They reach King County and stumble upon an armed man, who tells them to drop their weapons. A shootout ensues. Michonne manages to reach the man's location but he's gone. Later when they realize the man is Morgan Jones, who helped Rick after the latter awoke from a coma early in the apocalypse, they drag him back to the building where he is staying. She tells Rick that Morgan is dangerous, and possibly crazy. Later she accompanies Carl who wants to find a baby crib for Judith, and a picture of Lori, wanting his sister to know what her mother looked like. She manages to retrieve the picture, gaining Carl's trust, and later she tells Rick that she knows that he sees people, and reveals that she used to talk to her dead boyfriend.
Michonne is seen in the common room when Glenn gives the order to fortify their position. Michonne later attempts to intervene during the brawl between Merle and Glenn. Merle attempts to talk Michonne into accompanying him on his assassination mission, but Michonne declines, due to the mission putting Rick, Hershel, and Daryl in the crossfire.
The episode opens with a flashback to when Michonne and Andrea were camping in the winter. As the two eat, Andrea asks about her pet walkers. Michonne ignores her and declines a chance to talk about it. However, Michonne says they were not human to begin with and that they deserved what they got.
Michonne conceives a plan to lay spike strips at the prison for when The Governor arrives. "We don't have to win," Michonne later tells Rick of the plan. "We just have to make their getting at us more trouble than it's worth."
Merle later takes Michonne to the tombs under the pretense of clearing out walkers. He then knocks her unconscious, drags her to the boiler room and binds her wrists.
Later, Merle walks Michonne down an abandoned road and explains The Governor's proposition. He says Rick would never have gone through with it. "But not you," she says. Merle tells Michonne that this is his chance to save Daryl and the others. Michonne notes that Merle has a conscience, but Merle disagrees: "I've killed 16 men since all this went down," he says.
At an abandoned motel, Merle tethers Michonne to a post while he hotwires a car. He accidentally triggers the alarm, attracting walkers. Michonne is forced to fight off walkers while her hands are bound. They hop in the car and peel out of the parking lot.
In the car, Michonne tells Merle that the prison group would have eventually welcomed him, but he chose to be an outsider. He calls her an outsider, too. "Maybe," she says, "but once The Governor's done with me, at least I won't have to live with myself."
Michonne wonders why Merle wants to help The Governor when he's the one who turned Merle into a killer. "You know we can go back," she says. Merle stops the car, cuts her bindings and sets her free, giving her sword back. "I got something I gotta do," he says before he drives off alone.
Daryl later runs into Michonne, who tells him Merle let her go. He tells her not to send help and continues on after Merle. Later, Rick is looking from the guard tower and sees Michonne making her way back to the prison.
In the cell block, Michonne forgives Rick for considering The Governor's offer and thanks him for allowing her into the group. After the attack, she accompanies Rick and Daryl on a trip to Woodbury to end it all. They are allowed in by Tyreese and Sasha Williams. They are then led to where Philip kept Glenn and Maggie, to see if Andrea is there. They find a small pool of blood at a scrap metal door. They open it to find Andrea, "burning up," with a bite on her neck. While the others go just outside after Rick gives her a gun to kill herself, Michonne stays with her friend to comfort her and ensure that she is not allowed to turn. She is later seen at the prison, along with the others.
Michonne rides into the prison on Flame, returning from a scouting trip. Rick tells her, "We're glad to see you", to which she replies, "Glad to see you, too." She gives a stack of comics to Carl, asking that he let her read them after he's done. She also gives a razor to Rick, joking "Your face is losing the war." Michonne tells Rick and Daryl that she "didn't find him," referring to Philip. Michonne says that she considered going to Macon, but Daryl says she would have to go through "seventy miles of walkers." Michonne believes it would be worth it. When Daryl brings up the supply run with the others, Michonne volunteers to go with him, although Carl objects that she just got back. "And I'll be back," she promises.
When Sasha's group makes a supply run to Big Spot, Daryl reveals he set up a boom box to draw walkers away from the area. Michonne is later listening to Zach and Daryl talk, and Zach tells her he has been trying to guess what Daryl did for a living before the turn. When Zach guesses a homicide cop, Michonne laughs and says that it makes sense. Before the group goes inside, Michonne asks Daryl, "We gonna do this Detective?"
Inside the store, Michonne is shopping with a cart when she runs into a Frankenstein cardboard cut-out that looks like a walker. She cuts it apart with her katana.
After Bob Stookey knocks down a shelf, walkers begin dropping in from the roof and Michonne helps the others fight them. However Zach is bitten and a broken helicopter falls through the roof. The group barely escapes in time.
Michonne is later seen in her cell at the prison that night, looking at a map. She traces a route to Macon with her finger.
Michonne sets out again for another run, and asks Carl and Rick if they want anything for her to grab. After Michonne leaves, she hears gunshots being fired from the prison, and rushes back. She enters through the gate that Carl opens for her but is caught by two walkers. Carl shoots one of the walkers down while Michonne injures her foot trying to get the other walker off her. She is carried back to the prison by Maggie and Carl and is treated for her foot injury by Beth.
While talking with Beth, Michonne tells Beth that she thinks Maggie and Carl's decision to save her and risk their lives was stupid. Beth lets Michonne know that people risk their lives for others because they care for them. Michonne is irritated by Judith's crying, so Beth takes her out to sing her a song. Michonne is doing exercises trying to strengthen her foot when Judith suddenly throws up on Beth. Beth asks Michonne to hold Judith while she cleans herself up, and she reluctantly agrees. Michonne stares into Judith's eyes and begins to weep, as she holds the baby close.
Michonne attends the council meeting held in the library to determine what needs to be done about the sick people. Daryl plans a supply run to get medicine and Michonne volunteers. Hershel says that Michonne being in the car with Daryl May make her sick, to which she jokes, "He's already given me fleas."
Back outside, she and Daryl are looking at Zach's car. Daryl says he is glad Michonne is there. She asks "Where else would I be?" to which he responds, "Running off." Michonne says "You know I'm not running off." They are talking about her trips to search for the Governor.
Later, Daryl is driving Zach's car with Michonne, Bob, and Tyreese riding with him on the supply run. Daryl reminds Michonne that he knows she doesn't run off, but he insists the Governor's trail has gone cold and he would help Michonne look for him if it were any other way. Michonne does not reply. A voice comes on the radio saying "Those who arrive survive." Daryl is distracted by the radio and runs into walkers. The group realizes there are thousands of walkers coming towards them, and Daryl tries to back out. The car gets stuck and Michonne and the others fight their way out of the vehicle. They are pursued by walkers in the woods.
With no car, the group is forced to walk in the woods and seems to have left the giant herd behind. Daryl finds a piece of jasper in the grass and berates Michonne for not being around, and Michonne jokes that the color looks good on him.
The group later discovers a car parked at an auto shop, but it is covered by vines and tree bushes. As they cut through the bushes, Tyreese relentlessly hacks away, knocking the handle off a door. Walkers begin coming through the bushes and Tyreese gets tackled by one because he wouldn't let it go.
Later Michonne and Tyreese are hacking at the bushes together, and Michonne tells him that he has every right to be angry, but his anger would make him stupid and get him killed. Tyreese asks her if she is still angry about the Governor. Michonne says that she would cut him in half if he was standing there, but not because she's angry, but because it needs to be done. Tyreese asks her why she is still looking for him, to which she replies "I don't know."
The group gets into the college and finds a medicine cabinet. Michonne takes what Bob tells her to get. They are chased by walkers down a hall and Tyreese throws a fire extinguisher through a window to escape. They climb out to the roof, but Bob trips and his bag is caught by walkers below. He gets his bag back, but Daryl opens it to find a bottle of alcohol inside. Daryl says that he will beat Bob into the ground if he takes one sip before the people at the prison get their medicine.
Michonne takes the driver's seat and tells Daryl that he was right. She has decided to quit running off to search for the Governor because the trail has gone cold. Daryl replies "good," and Michonne drives them back towards the prison.
Michonne, Daryl and the others return to the prison with the medicine shortly after the walker attack that night. Michonne is seen the next morning dragging bodies and stacking them in a trailer hooked to a Jeep. She asks Hershel if he'd like to help her and he replies "Hell yeah." They get in the vehicle together.
When The Governor arrives at the prison, he discovers Michonne and Hershel outside the fences getting rid of the walker corpses from the previous night. He then aims his gun at the both of them.
Michonne and Hershel are captured by The Governor while burning bodies outside the prison, with The Governor knocking her in the head. She and Hershel are taken to The Governor's camp and kept tied up in his RV. The Governor promises not to hurt them, instead telling them they will help him take the prison. Neither Michonne nor Hershel believe him, and Michonne says she will kill him.
They are later taken to the prison gates with The Governor's militia, where he tells Rick and the prison group that he will kill them if they don't give over the prison before sundown. Rick refuses and tries convincing The Governor to live in peace with them. However, The Governor takes Michonne's sword and decapitates Hershel. Michonne seems to be shocked over Hershel's death. She is able to get away in the ensuing firefight and get free of her bonds after killing one of The Governor's men. She sneaks up to The Governor while he is choking Rick and stabs him through the heart with her katana. Instead of killing The Governor, she lets him suffer as he writhes on the ground. Rick asks her where Carl is, but she responds that she doesn't know, and Rick stumbles off to find him.
While escaping the prison, Michonne encounters the body of her horse, Flame, and creates two new pets from zombified members of the Governor's militia. She finds the freshly reanimated head of Hershel and puts the walker head of her friend down and mournfully caresses it while holding back her tears. After that, she leaves the prison and finds two fresh human footprints but decides not to follow the footprints and go off on her own into the woods. She finds a car and rests for the day inside of it. That night, she dreams of her former life with her lover Mike, his friend Terry, and her son. In her dream, things rapidly progress from their idyllic life to the devastation of the apocalypse, and she wakes up screaming. The next day, while traveling with a walker herd under camouflage, Michonne repeatedly sees a walker who looks identical to how she would if she were dead. This realization causes her to snap and cling to her life. She heatedly executes the entire walker herd and begins crying. Finally, she follows the tracks Rick and Carl left behind and finds a bar with a dead walker and a note. She rests for a minute and begins talking to her dead boyfriend in her mind. She says she misses him and their son and that they could've lived and been with her. She continues following Rick and Carl's tracks, eventually finding them inside a house. With tears of joy she knocks on the door to be let in.
Michonne joins Carl at the table in the house to eat cereal for breakfast. She remarks that she wishes they had soy milk, to which Carl shows disgust and tells her the story of how he tried soy milk in the third grade. He mentions that he would rather drink Judith's formula, but becomes upset at the mention of her name and leaves the room.
Michonne then joins Rick in the kitchen. Rick thanks her for making Carl laugh and says that Carl needs her. Rick says that if she ever needs a break from that responsibility to take it, but Michonne says that she is done taking breaks. Michonne asks if they will make the house their home or keep moving and Rick says that they will figure it out. Michonne says they need more supplies and that she will go with Carl. When Rick offers to come along she objects and convinces him to rest one more day. Rick tells Carl and Michonne to be back by noon.
Michonne notices that Carl is still quiet and obviously troubled by his Judith comment, so she tries to cheer him up. She reveals she found string cheese in one of the houses and covers her mouth in cheese while growling like a walker, trying to make him laugh. Carl doesn't laugh, and Michonne apologizes and says she isn't good at making boys his age laugh. She says she was better with toddlers. When Carl asks what she meant, Michonne reveals she had a 3 year-old son. Carl questions her further about it, but Michonne says she will only answer one question at a time, after they have cleared each room in the house.
Michonne reveals that her son's name was Andre Anthony, and that he was her only child, also remarking that he was a handful like Carl. The only detail she reveals about Andre's death is that he died shortly after the outbreak started. Michonne says that she has never told anyone about it before Carl. Carl says that her secret is safe with him, but Michonne says it was never really a secret.
While inspecting a painting, she notices a closed door and opens it up to discover a pair of children's rooms. In one of the rooms she discovers the bodies of two children and their parents. She closes the door before Carl notices what is inside. When he guesses that there was a baby in the room, Michonne lies and says it was a dog. Carl says that Rick let him name Judith, and that maybe Judith and Andre are together somewhere. Michonne smiles and agrees then says they should get back to Rick.
They encounter Rick later, who is on the run from the house because scavengers have taken over the neighborhood. They see a sign for Terminus and agree to follow the train tracks to the new location.
Michonne is seen with Rick and Carl, competing in a bet with Carl to see who can walk on the rails the longest without falling off. Carl wins after Michonne falls off from trying to scare Carl off the rail. Michonne allows Carl to choose one of the last two candy bars in their supply, which he chooses the Big Cat bar.
Michonne is seen with Carl and Rick, struggling with hunger as they inch closer to Terminus. They stop at an abandoned car for the night and cook a rabbit they caught. As Michonne and Rick talk by the fire and Carl sleeps in the car, Joe and his group surprise them, holding Michonne and Rick at gunpoint and dragging Carl out of the car. Daryl, who is a part of the group but had no idea they were hunting Rick and the others, tries to stop them, but Joe orders the group to beat Daryl to death. They make it clear that Michonne and Carl will be raped and killed.
Rick begins to fight Joe, but Michonne is still held at gunpoint and her efforts to get the gun away from Tony are unsuccessful. When Rick rips Joe's throat out, Tony is distracted, and Michonne grabs the gun, shooting him in the head. She quickly shoots Harley, one of the men beating Daryl, in the head, and Rick and Daryl kill the remaining two men.
The next day, Michonne does her best to comfort Rick and a traumatized Carl. Once they are near Terminus, Rick buries most of their weapons in a duffel bag outside the gates, and they stake out the place to see what it might be like.
Carl chooses to go with Michonne, not Rick. Michonne encourages him not to be scared of his father. Carl confides that he's tried to be good but still struggles with dark thoughts. Michonne decides to finally tell him how her son, Andre Anthony, died. She had gone on a supply run and left Andre behind with her boyfriend Mike and his friend Terry. While she was gone, they'd gotten high and had been unprepared for a zombie attack, When she got back, Andre was dead, and they were dying. In her rage, Michonne let them turn, then turned them into her pets, to punish them, but also to punish herself for not protecting her son. Michonne tells him that he, Andrea, and Rick are the people who brought her back to being able to feel and have emotions.
Once they go to Terminus, Gareth, the leader, quickly greets them, checking their weapons before giving them back as a good will gesture. They offer the skeptical group something to eat. Rick spots various belongings of other members of the group like Glenn, and holds a Terminus resident at gunpoint, demanding answers. Michonne, Daryl, and Carl follow his lead. They make a break for it, but through gunfire are herded toward a boxcar. Gareth tells them if they don't go in the boxcar, Carl will be killed. They slowly file in, where they are reunited with most of the group (minus Beth, Tyreese, Carol, and Judith), along with some new faces. Michonne watches as Rick boasts that Terminus "screwed with the wrong people."
Michonne is in the "A" box car when the Terminus residents use a flashbang grenade to stun and take Rick, Daryl, Bob, and Glenn into the warehouse. She creates a makeshift double-sided sword, and the others formulate an escape plan when they hear the gunfire and chaos outside. Rick soon returns and opens up the train car and she protects Carl as they leave Terminus and go with Carol to rendezvous with Tyreese.
Michonne is with the group as they travel away from Terminus. They encounter a single walker which Michonne dispatches, though she initially forgets she doesn't have a katana. She is with the group as they encounter Father Gabriel Stokes and go to his church. Abraham Ford recommends the group take the short bus and immediately leave for Washington D.C. but Michonne says they should use the time to rest up. She joins Rick, Bob, Sasha, and Gabriel as they go to collect supplies in a flooded store and dispatches walkers. As they leave with supplies, Michonne confides in Rick that she misses Andrea and Hershel but does not miss her katana. She joins in the meal later that night and accepts Rick's decision to bring the group to Washington D.C.
Michonne is seen with Rick, Abraham, Sasha, Tara, Glenn, and Maggie as they head out to get supplies for the group. She and the group sneak back in the church and aims her sights on Theresa and hits her with the butt of the gun. Michonne returns her katana (from one of the Termites' bag). She then is seen outside with Gabriel and they hear rustling in the trees. She pulls out her katana but then realizes it's Daryl Dixon and smiles. She asks Daryl, "Where's Carol?" and the answer to her question is unknown with a cliffhanger.
Michonne is first seen helping Rick and the others fortify the church, she volunteers to go rescue Carol and Beth so he Rick can stay behind with his son, but he says no, noting that he owns Carol. Later, she is seen inside the church with Carl, Judith, and Gabriel.
Michonne is in the church and is surprised to hear Gabriel outside. She and Carl pull off the boards and allow him back into the church. They manage to escape the small herd of walkers that come after them by exiting the way Gabriel left. They then trap the walkers inside the church. As they are about to deal with the Herd, Abraham drives up and smashes the firetruck into the church, trapping them inside. She and Maggie embrace, happy to see the other group alive. Glenn gives Michonne the unfortunate news Eugene Porter was lying. Michonne tells them about Beth, Grady Memorial Hospital, and Rick's plan to get her back. They make the decision to join them.
Michonne is with the others as they are reunited with Rick and the group that traveled to Grady Memorial and find Daryl carrying a dead Beth, when seeing Beth's body on Daryl's arms. Michonne cries out of grief and shock.
Michonne is seen listening to what Rick had to say about their next destination, Noah's past community, a walled estate with 20 people as its members. Rick says that despite it's going to be a long journey to reach the said place, but it's a journey they have to take. When Rick says to Glenn that they will keep moving on if the place turned out to be lost like the others, Michonne adds by saying, "then we'll find a new place."
Michonne appears when Daryl, Maggie, and Sasha come back from the woods. When they run out of gas, they continue the journey on food. While they are walking, Sasha goes to kill a walker after Michonne told her to stop, but Sasha ignored her and just kept killing. The group keeps moving until they find cars in the middle of the road, but they don't work anymore. While they are sitting in the middle of the road, four dogs emerge from the woods, but Sasha kills them and the group eats them. When they are done eating and keep moving, but they find bottles of water in the middle of the road marked "From A Friend", but they think it's poison. Eugene volunteers himself to test it, but Abraham knocks it out of his hands. They then hear thunder and lightning and enjoy the sudden cooling storm, until they notice the daunting storm clouds in the distance. Daryl reports that he found a barn, so the group goes there for the night. The group relaxes and Rick makes a speech about his grandfather and his time in the war, concluding that they are the walking dead. Later Michonne and the group help Daryl and Maggie to secure the entrance from walkers as the storm rages outside.
Michonne is seen in the barn. Maggie and Sasha return with a man, Aaron, saying he has good news. As Aaron reveals that he has a community and would like Rick's group to join, Michonne gives Rick a look. With that, Rick punches him unconscious. Michonne expresses that the look implied she trusted Aaron, though Rick does not. When Aaron awakes, Rick orders to know how many are with him. Aaron assures that there is just one another person but that they came in two vehicles. Michonne goes with Abraham, Glenn, Maggie, and Rosita to go check out the two vehicles. After securing the vehicles, they return to the barn. Michonne convinces Rick to go with Aaron and the group sets off towards the supposed community, but not on Aaron's approved road, which he claimed is the only one that has been cleared. While they were driving in the night, Michonne, Rick, Glenn and Aaron together in the car and the rest in the RV behind them, Rick finds a microphone in the glove compartment and Michonne suddenly asks Aaron how many walkers he has killed; he responds, "A lot." She then asks how many people he has killed; he responds, "Two." Michonne questions, "Why?" and Aaron says, "Because they tried to kill me." At that moment, the car plows into a herd of walkers and the two vehicles get separated in the process. They see a flare go off in the air and Aaron suddenly wants out and runs after the flare. Michonne reasons that the others would have seen the flare and gone after it themselves. After some scrambling in the night, they reunite with the rest of the group. Aaron announces that they will continue to his community in Alexandria in the morning and the next day they all leave to the Alexandria Safe-Zone. She asks Rick if he's ready, he nods and they get out of the car toward the gate.
Michonne and the others enter the gates of Alexandria Safe-Zone. After an interviewing process with the town's leader Deanna Monroe, they all have to give up their weapons. Later that night, Michonne comes out of the bathroom after brushing her teeth and asks Rick how long she was in their; he replies with "20 minutes." The next night, Michonne checks on Rick, saying she hasn't gotten a job yet. He asks if she wants one and she says she does. In the morning, she watches Daryl and Glenn fighting with Deanna's son Aiden and Nicholas. After Rick steps in to break up the fight, Deanna gives Michonne and Rick the roles of constable.
Michonne tries on her new uniform in the morning. Rick visits her and wonders if it's all just a play, giving authority to strangers. Michonne and Rick later speak to Deanna and Maggie to see if they can set up a watch in the belltower for someone to protect the town from strangers and walker. Michonne is seen later at the party, enjoying herself. She steps outside and converses with a very intoxicated Abraham, who is drunkenly spewing philosophy about her current situation. The next morning, Michonne hangs her kantana up on the wall.
Rosita goes into Michonne's room and tells her that Tara, who was severely injured the day before, is stable and that Sasha has gone missing. The two track her down through the woods, where they eventually find her by following dead walkers that have all been shot in the head. As Sasha is killing an approaching herd, Michonne is flooded with memories of her fight for survival before reaching Alexandria and begins to help Sasha out by shooting walkers, claiming that she is doing it for her rather than helping Sasha. She returns to Alexandria as Rick rants after his violent altercation with Pete about Alexandria's mindset being their downfall. Michonne quickly steps in and knocks him unconscious as she does not want Rick's antics to get them exiled from Alexandria.
Michonne is watching Rick when he wakes up, making sure he doesn't do anything stupid. Carol, Glenn and Abraham arrive to talk to him. They form a plan for if the meeting goes sour to grab the Monroe family and hold them hostage, but Michonne is clearly uncomfortable with it, comparing it to what happened at Terminus. Machine goes by later to visit Rick again. He confesses to stealing guns and Michonne tells him to keep out of trouble. When he tries to return the gun to her she denies it and tells him to keep it. She also tells him that she is with him no matter what. At the meeting she tells everyone Rick just wants his family to stay alive. Rick shows up carrying a walker and gives a speech about how he will teach the Alexandrians to survive. Suddenly Pete stumbles in brandishing her katana, trying to kill Rick. Reg gets in the way and is accidentally killed by Pete. Abraham wrestles Pete to the ground so he drops her katana. Rick then shoots Pete in the head. Later Michonne takes her katana back to the house and thinks about hanging it back up, but instead takes it away with her.
In a flashback Michonne want's to help out with Rick's plan. When everyone was getting everything set a few walkers came by and Rick wanted the Alexandrians kill them then Morgan interfered so Michonne and the others kill them. Later, when Rick and Morgan are talking, Michonne listens from the doorway, and is reminded of her own son as Morgan holds Judith.
In the Present when they were getting ready everyone split up in their groups, then Michonne went with Rick and Morgan while they were waiting Morgan asked if she took one of his protein bars she said no. When everything was going to plan they all meet up at the forest to split up then a car was honking.
Michonne, Rick, Glenn, and everyone else keeps moving they stop for a minute Rick want's to get to the RV to circle around back to lead them away he let's Michonne and Glenn knows if something is in front of them they kill it, Rick also said that they aren't all gonna make it then they hear Barnes screaming he gets bitten on the throat then Michonne kills him before he reanimates. Meanwhile they keep moving tell they noticed more walkers so Michonne, Glenn, and Heath runs and kills some walkers then Scott and David joins in and helps out too when they took them down David gets bit and Michonne checks it then David knows he said, we got to keep moving. While they keep moving Michonne ask if he can look at the bite on David he ask if it looks bad Michonne said, it looks bad as you aspects then they came across a town where they noticed cars were there, so Michonne, Glenn, Heath, and Nicholas goes check em out. While they were looking Glenn needs to get back and he doesn't want to leave them behind, but Rick knows what he's doing, when they were done looking they keep moving tell they found Sturgess hat they head across to building tell they found him being devoured by walkers then they noticed there were more then they all go in the pet store where it's safe while they were forming a plan Glenn and Nicholas goes and find's a building where they can start a fire that can lead them away so they go while the rest stays put. While Heath was bandaging up Scott he tells them just leave us, but Michonne and Heath doesn't want that. While Heath was looking around Michonne ask if he's got a problem with her, he said he's just looking out for his people and he heard what Rick said about him and his people that they aren't all gonna make it, she told him that Glenn is out there risking his life for him and his people and she doesn't know what is his problem Heath also said that things are going to get worst she also lets him know that Rick was out there and she was out there she know and he doesn't he even tells her that he's been doing runs from the start and she also asked if she ever had to kill and people that were coming after his friends that were to make him afraid and cover in so much blood that was his or walkers or his friends then he doesn't know. While they were still waiting they noticed more walkers are heading to the gun fire in Alexandria David writes a letter to his wife and gives it to Michonne and Michonne writes something on her hand saying you"re getting home, then they hear something behind that door it was 2 walkers Michonne kills them and the walkers hear that racket. Then they open the doors open fired then they all try to escape then Annie fells and tells them to go they keep moving tell they reach a high fence they found someyhing to stand on Heath goes first then Scott goes while Michonne and david were trying to climb they were about to get dragged so Heath gets his gun out and try to kills a few of them Michonne makes it then David gets dragged and they watched him get eaten then they keep moving. When they got out of town Michonne and Haeth help carry Scott tell they reached a pond. When they got back to Alexandria Michonne gets her sword out and they noticed something happened while they were away.
Michonne is first seen with Rosita and Maggie in the opening sequence, where she can be seen and heard from a distance. Michonne informs Maggie of Glenn's initial plan of setting fire to a building to distract the then impending arrival of the zombie herd. However, she notes that since the fire was never lit and there was also no signal of any sort made, that something must have gone wrong. They are abruptly interrupted by Rick's arrival, of whom is accompanied by multiple zombies. Michonne helps open the gate for Rick, and is also present for his informal speech to the Alexandrians in the following scene.
Michonne is first seen, alongside Carl, Ron and Gabriel, as they come across Rick and Deanna where they all flee from the oncoming herd that has entered Alexandria. She, Rick, Deanna and Gabriel are able to kill some walkers that have managed to get ahead of them, but they stop as another group from the herd corners them up ahead. They are then rescued by Jessie, who shoots at the walkers and tells them to get in to her house.
She, Rick and Jessie then put Deanna upstairs and lay her on one of the couches there. She later tends to Deanna's injury and finds that Deanna had received a bite mark from one of the walkers she had struggled with earlier on her side. Afterwards, she talks to Deanna about how she wants Alexandria to stay standing even during their current situation, where Deanna asks her if there's something that she wants to herself, but Michonne admits that she doesn't know herself.
Later, she, Gabriel, Ron, Carl and Jessie view the herd outside the house and notes that the sound from one of Jessie's metal sculptures outside that had fallen is attracting more of the walkers to them and also notes that the herd has infested most of the streets of the safe-zone. She then helps Jessie, Carl and Gabriel keep the walkers that are forcing their way into the house at bay through their makeshift defenses, but are forced to retreat and barricade themselves upstairs after the herd has managed to enter through both the front door and window.
She and Rick then kill two walkers from the herd, bring them upstairs and gut them open, deciding to use the insides of the walkers to mask their scent in order to escape the house before the herd below manages to reach them. She then goes to Deanna one last time and tells her that the walkers below have entered the house and that they are leaving where she then offers to kill Deanna before she turns, but she declines and insists that she will do so herself when the time comes before leaving her. She, Rick, Jessie, Ron, Gabriel, Sam and Carl, with Judith hiding beneath Carl's walker coat, ready themselves and proceed to leave, managing to blend in with the herd undetected.
She and the others then reach the front porch where they watch the herd infest most of the streets of Alexandria before moving along.
Michonne will appear in this episode.
This list shows the victims Michonne has killed:
- Crowley (Alive)
- Tim (Caused, Alive)
- Penny (Zombified)
- The Governor (Caused)
- Hershel Greene (Zombified, Out of Mercy)
- Tyreese Williams (Caused, Before Reanimation)
- Barnes (Before Reanimation)
- 3 unnamed Woodbury soldiers (Zombified)
- 2 unnamed soldiers of The Governor's Militia (Alive and Zombified)
- Numerous counts of zombies and presumably unnamed people.
- In her appearence in "Beside the Dying Fire", she was portrayed by an unknown actress.
- Upon casting the character, Rutina Wesley was considered for the role however Robert Kirkman stated 'We looked at a lot of talented people that were really fantastic but we were waiting for that one spark, that one moment where everyone was completely in agreement and completely excited and we felt like we had the essence of this fictonal character that just randomly appeared in another person, and that person was Dania Gurira. Ske kind of came in and really blew us all away. She's got incredible presence, and she's got a theatre background, and is very physical and was just perfect for the role.'
- In preperation for the role Gurira practiced swordsmanship with a sword instructor, additionally she viewed several samurai films. ' I worked with a sword master - he's also a stunt man' - Guria explained 'you just work very intensively. We just worked all the time. She wasn't trained in the bamboo forests of Japan. She figured it out, but there are aspects of even the way she's portrayed in the comic book where there's just a calm about how she utilises it that I found very interesting.
- She was originally slated to have a cameo appearance in the pilot episode, but it was never filmed.
- Michonne has caused the most amputations out of all other characters.
- Glen Mazzara admitted during his Q&A at comicbook.com that Michonne and the Governor were the hardest characters to cast.