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Oceanside is a community that first appears in the episode "Swear" in AMC's The Walking Dead. It is a community grounded in Virginia [1] that has situated in a pre-apocalypse campground, and is near a small beach. It was led by a woman named Natania and home to at least 85 people, despite 60 being present from the last appearance. [2] After Natania's sudden death, Cyndie has become the current leader of the community. It is also one of the four joint communities of the Militia, along with the Alexandria Safe-Zone, the Hilltop and the Kingdom.

Background Information

Pre-Apocalypse

Like most survivors of the undead apocalypse, their lives before the outbreak are largely unknown nor if any members knew each other.

Post-Apocalypse

Conflict with the Saviors

Sometime after the outbreak, Natania's community encountered the Saviors, and they were forced to work under Negan's tyranny. Unwilling to be subservient, the community fought back but were defeated in the ensuing skirmish, and many people were killed, including most of Natania's family. After the battle, Simon and his men rounded up all remaining male survivors over the age of 10 and executed them, as retribution and a terrorizing deterrant to any further resistances. This was done by Simon without Negan's knowledge or approval.

Faced with a future of being enslaved by the Saviors or dying, the remaining women and children fled their settlement, found the Oceanside campground, and re-established their community there, hidden from the Saviors. They adopted a policy to kill anyone who discovers their community on sight in order to protect themselves and to prevent any clues about them leaked to the Saviors. The women fish from the nearby bay to keep themselves fed, and have a large arsenal of guns to defend themselves with.

Encounter with Alexandria

Cyndie and Rachel found Tara unconscious on a nearby beach. Rachel wanted to kill her. Cyndie, who is older, said no. After waking up, Tara secretly followed them to Oceanside, where she was captured. Once Tara made it clear she wasn't a threat, she revealed to Natania that she and the Alexandrians fought the Saviors and thought they had won, not knowing that it was only an outpost. Negan and his men found them and forced Alexandria to work for the Saviors. Seeing value in Tara, Natania wanted her to stay. But Tara wanted to return to her girlfriend Denise and Alexandria. She insisted the two communities could work together. While Natania ostensibly agreed to have Tara and two escorts Kathy and Beatrice go to Alexandria for negotiations, the truth was she had informed guides to kill Tara on the way. Instead, Tara escaped the assassination attempt with help from Cyndie. Cyndie later helped Tara cross a bridge where she and Heath had gotten separated while on an earlier scavenging run. Tara ultimately escaped and got back to Alexandria while Cyndie was returned to Oceanside. It is unknown whether she got punished for helping Tara.

Tara later tells Rick Grimes about Oceanside and the decision is made to steal all of Oceanside's guns to use against the Saviors. Tara first tries to convince Natania to have Oceanside join with Alexandria against the Saviors, but she refuses after the disaster of the last time. As the Alexandrians round up the Oceanside residents, Natania tries to use Tara as a hostage to force the Alexandrians to leave without the Oceanside guns. As the standoff continues, a walker herd approaches Oceanside and Cyndie knocks Natania out. Working together, the Alexandrians and some of the Oceanside residents take out the walker herd without losing anyone themselves, but Natania continues to refuse to join the fight against the Saviors. As a result, the Alexandrians take every single one of Oceanside's guns, leaving them with none to defend themselves with.

War with the Saviors

As the war with the Saviors heats up, Aaron and Enid decide to see if they can enlist the help of Oceanside. Unable to bring them guns, Enid decides to bring them a truck from a whiskey distillery instead. As Aaron and Enid wait near the truck at night, Aaron spots a figure near the truck and goes to investigate. Aaron is attacked by Natania who goes to kill him after stating that he shouldn't have come. Before Natania can kill Aaron, she is shot by Enid to save him. Aaron and Enid are then surrounded by Oceanside residents, now armed with makeshift spears. Cyndie checks on her grandmother and discovers to her grief that Natania was killed by Enid's shot.

Though the other women urge Cyndie to kill the two outsiders, Cyndie is convinced to release them instead. While Aaron sends Enid back to the Hilltop, he chooses to remain in the woods around Oceanside in hopes of convincing the women to join the fight. Aaron spends days in the forest, spotted several times by the women who otherwise ignore him. Following a fight between Aaron and a small group of walkers, the exhausted and weak Aaron is found by the women of Oceanside who he urges to help them fight the Saviors for all that the Saviors have done to them and for what the Saviors have turned them into.

Convinced by Aaron's words, the women of Oceanside rush to the aid of the Hilltop. Aaron and the women arrive as a group of Saviors prepare to attack the compound. Before Tara, Alden and the other Savior defectors can attack, the women of Oceanside and Aaron firebomb the enemy Saviors, killing them and preventing a battle while buying time for the people of the Hilltop to escape.

Members

Killed Victims

  • At least 12 unnamed Saviors
  • Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people

Deaths

  • Natania
  • All male survivors above the age of ten (Confirmed Fate)
  • Cyndie's Mother (Confirmed Fate)
  • Cyndie's Brother (Confirmed Fate)
  • A few unnamed women (Confirmed Fate)

Appearances

TV Series

Season 7

Season 8

Trivia

  • Despite all the men being killed from the community, at least 4 boys under the age of 10 still inhabit Oceanside.
  • Oceanside is the only group in Season 7 to not have any on-screen deaths.
  • In "Worth", Negan confirmed that it was Simon who massacred all the men and boys aged 10 and above.

References

  1. In the episode "Swear" just after Tara is captured, there is a close-up of a painting on the wall that says "Oceanside Cabin Motor Court Virginia."
  2. In the Making Of video for "Something They Need", Stunt Coordinator Monty Simmons stated that there were approximately 70 people (Alexandrians and Oceansiders) present for the herd scene.
TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickJudithCarlLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesGlennAndreaMerleTheodoreMirandaLouisElizaDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelGilbertJorge
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
The Living NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMrs. RichardsMs. McLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonMr. RichardsOwenErynKarenGregMiltonStevensRowanEileenMrs. FosterBettyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTimEmily
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Military Personnel WellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCallaway
Prison Newcomers BobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloePatrickZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielAbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronEnidBobBarbaraScottHeathBruceTobinKent AnnaMikeyFrancineSpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamDavidBetsyNicholasTommyAnnieWillSturgessBarnesRichardsHollyMichaelStacySamanthaJefferyBobbyNatalieErinShellyDineshO'HaraCharlyneDanAdrianParkCarterPeteRegAidenEric
The Wolves OwenAphid
The Saviors NeganLauraArat AmberTanyaFrankieMarkGinaAldenGracieJoséPotterBrookeD.J.JohnSherryDwightWadeCamHuckRegina NorrisMelSimonDukeLanceGaryReillyJaredEvanKatyKenoDerekDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanMilesJiroPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
Hilltop Colony PaulBertieKalEduardoGregoryCrystalOscarCraigWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneHenryJennyNabilaDanaKevinKurtAlvaroDanielColtonRichardBenjamin
Oceanside RachelCyndieBeatriceKathyNatania
The Scavengers AnneTamielBrionFarronWinslow
Georgie's Group HildaMidgeGeorgie
Miscellaneous Survivors SiddiqWilhelmEastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyShivaTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneHannahSummerEddie
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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  • Did Simon killed them?

    5 messages
    • Sunday's episode Worth confirmed that it was Simon who had all the boys and men from Oceanside killed.
    • Twdg Randall 66 wrote:Was Simon the one who killed the men at Oceanside? Negan seemed against killing everyone in groups that rebel against h...
  • Will Tara's next girlfriend be Cindy?

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    • Since nobody mentioned this, I'll do: Tara is lesbian. Cindy is most likely hetrosexual (because let's be honest, they are alre...
    • As justin b would say - never say never lol