Nothing is known about Nelson's life before the outbreak began.
Nelson is among the Saviors in the scene where Negan announces to them all that "We are going to war!"
Nelson is going to his lookout post to switch with another Savior when he is fired upon by Carol and the Kingdommers. He throws a smoke grenade and manages to flee as zombies close in on the survivors.
Nelson flees from the Kingdommers but is eventually hunted down and mauled by Shiva.
This list shows the victims Nelson has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies
After escaping a group of Kingdom soldiers following the assault on the Sanctuary, Nelson attempts to flee to one of the Saviors outposts but just as the Kingdom soldiers catch up to him, he is mauled to death by Shiva, who was released to hunt him down on Ezekiel's orders.
- "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life" (No Lines)