- "Tell him... tell him I was really looking forward to getting to know him."
- —Ofelia's last words, to Madison[src]
Ofelia Salazar is a main character and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. She is the daughter of Daniel and Griselda Salazar and former fiancée of William. After the death of her mother and apparent loss of her father, Ofelia becomes much more distant. She ultimately leaves the group after finding the Rosarito Beach Hotel survivors, leading to her eventual alignment with Qaletaqa Walker's group, and becoming a member of the Black Hat Reservation.
She is described as being born in El Salvador and immigrating to Los Angeles with her parents when she was a baby (Season 3, Episode 4). She is strong, independent, beautiful; professional but fierce, protective of her parents whom she feels are backwards -- no one messes with her mother and father.
Los Angeles, California
Originally born in El Salvador Ofelia immigrated with her parents and was raised from infancy in Los Angeles, California. She was also briefly engaged to a man named William, but lost contact when the apocalypse began.
Ofelia emerges from her room at her home in downtown Los Angeles after Travis Manawa, Chris, and Liza Ortiz are admitted refuge. As Travis excitedly begins asking for a back exit to escape, Ofelia enters the room, confused at what is happening. Her father explains of the riots outside and that Travis and his family asked to ride it out. Ofelia, remaining calm, invites the refugees to rest in the waiting area of the barber shop.
Ofelia, along with both her parents (Daniel Salazar and Griselda Salazar) is hiding in her home (which is also her family's barber shop). Travis, Christopher and Liza have been granted refuge at Griselda's initiative and are sharing the premises with them.
Ofelia warns the others that the rioters are breaking into another store next his father's. A very few minutes later Christopher notices that the shared wall is becoming hotter. Daniel realizes that there is a fire spreading and leads all six people to flee in a hurry. The store is stormed by rioters, but they manage to leave and witness a violent, confused confrontation among rioters, LAPD police officers (now including the riot squad) and a small number of infected.
As they run, Travis, Liza and Christopher are slightly ahead of the Salazars, until Griselda is hit by a falling structure that traps her foot under its weight. Ofelia and the others rescue her immediately and carry Griselda to the cargo space of Travis' pickup truck, where Liza and the Salazars attend to her wound. They attempt to drive Griselda to a hospital, but as they arrive they witness another armed confrontation between police officers and walking infected coming out of the hospital.
Daniel realizes that there is little hope of other hospitals being in much better condition and convinces Travis to give the Salazars refuge in Madison's home, claiming to plan to call his cousin to take him next morning.
Ofelia apparently keeps by her mother's side in the cargo space of the pickup while Travis, Madison and finally Daniel confront Peter Dawson in his current undead state.
Minutes later, Ofelia and her father are helping Liza in tending to Griselda's wound inside Madison's home. Daniel claims that he called his cousin to take them in the morning, and Ofelia seems to be surprised by that, but keeps silent.
Later, alone with her parents, Ofelia insists that they should ask to flee along with Travis and Madison, and confronts her father about his claim of having called his cousin despite always having told her that their whole family died in El Salvador. Daniel insists that it is a bad idea to be in someone else's debt, and Griselda asks her to trust her father. Ofelia then leaves the run, visibly frustrated and upset.
As the families of Madison and Travis prepare to leave in the morning, Ofelia confronts her father again, to no avail. Daniel promises unconvincingly that he will somehow bring a doctor to treat Griselda. When Ofelia points out that the Clarks and Manawas are good people, Daniel warns her that "good people are the first to die".
The whole matter becomes moot as armed troops from the California Army National Guard surround them all and take control of the area, stopping short the flight attempt and imposing curfew.
As Moyers makes an announcement, Ofelia asks about medicine access for the curfewed. In reply she is told only that the matter is being looked at. Minutes later she is flirting with soldier Andrew Adams.
She later asks for Andrew to intercede for the medicine that her mother need. When she asks again while the two of them are making out during Andrew's patrol duty, Andrew says that he tried and was denied, and that he believes there is stockpiling at work for a later offensive to recover city grounds.
As Daniel prepares to accompany Griselda to the army medical facilities outside the curfew area, he asks Madison to promise to look after Ofelia if for any reason they do not return.
As Ofelia says her farewells to her parents, Daniel tells her that he can't guess how long he will be away. At the last moment, however, Daniel is denied leave and the soldiers take Nicholas instead. Liza is reluctantly convinced to go with the soldiers as well.
Ofelia helps Daniel in capturing Andrew, being falsely promised that Andrew will not be hurt and that the plan is to trade him for Griselda and possibly Nicholas as well.
She later finds out that her father lied and has been torturing Andrew for information and becomes visibly distraught. She reveals what she knows to Travis, who then confronts Madison and Daniel.
Ofelia is first seen having a talk with her father in the Clark household about the situation with Andrew. She says that he lied to her, but Daniel challenges this by stating that he was protecting her. Ofelia is next seen loading the cars ready to go and save Nick, Liza, and her mother Griselda.
At the medical facility, Ofelia, Daniel, Madison, and Travis search for Nick. They come across his holding cell, but he isn't there. They continue to search for Nick, until they discover him trapped behind some locked doors, trying to get away from incoming infected. Liza reunites with the group and tries to unlock the doors with her key card. Ofelia tells her to hurry as the infected near Nick and Strand behind the doors. Liza manages to unlock the doors and save them before they head down the stairs into the kitchen, where they are faced with more infected. Liza is being attacked by one of the infected, but Ofelia whacks it away. Ofelia and Liza then work together to finish it off, Ofelia smashing it's head with a wrench, taking her anger out. As the group escape from the mess hall, Ofelia and Daniel stop Liza to find out where Griselda is. Ofelia becomes almost unaccepting when Liza tells them that she passed away. Liza says that everything that could be done was and that she is sorry.
Outside, the group come across the remains of deceased patients. Ofelia realizes that her mother's remains are among them and starts crying heavily, her father comforting her. Back at the car park, everyone reunites themselves with each other. Ofelia becomes saddened by this as she didn't have chance to reunite with her mother. She slides down a wall to the floor, utterly depressed. Soon after, an angry Andrew appears with a gun pointing at Ofelia's father. Ofelia tries to talk Andrew out of shooting him, but he instead shoots her, getting revenge on Daniel. Travis beats Andrew up for this. Liza rushes over to tend to her injuries and successfully stabilizes her. Later, Ofelia is seen with her father and Liza taking care of her in the back of the truck as the group drives towards the ocean. When the group arrives at Strand's ocean front home, Daniel takes Ofelia to the couch, where she rests. Some time later, Liza gives advice on how to handle the injures successfully and tells them both that she can get through it. Ofelia gives Liza a warm look.
She's aboard the Abigail when the military begin to bomb Los Angles.
Her wound is still open. When she runs into Nick, he suggests she apply ice to her gunshot wound — and also drink lots of vodka.
She is also present for Liza's funeral and the dinner afterwards before witnessing the encounter with the destroyed skiff.
Strand stays on board with Ofelia and Daniel, who wants to monitor Strand.
Daniel checks in with Ofelia. Ofelia says she is starting to understand the world better, which helps her understand him. "It's cruel," she says.
Ofelia wound is infected and has run out of antibiotics. Daniel forbids her from asking Madison for antibiotics, insisting that families must take care of themselves. "Blood is blood" he claims.
Chris and Ofelia stand watch on deck. A raft with two men and a bleeding pregnant woman approaches the Abigail. Chris wonders if he should kill them but hesitates. The passengers of the raft board the boat without being invited, claiming that the woman is having pregnancy complications. Travis, Daniel and Madison rush upstairs and interrogate the strangers.
On the Abigail, Reed threatens to shoot Chris if the group doesn’t produce the key to the boat. Travis and Ofelia explain that Strand had the key but Travis offers to start the boat by hotwiring it.
Chris walks down the hall with a gun and tells Ofelia that Reed was about to turn. The group finds Reed dead in the cabin with his face blown off.
Ofelia and Nick clean the blood in Reed’s room and discuss the possibility that Reed didn't but Chris killed him in cold blood. Reed turns and attack her, but nick rescues her. Before they can make a killing blow, Daniel stabs Reed and pins him to a wall, leaving him alive.
She hides in the ship and avoids gunfire when negotiations fail between Strand and a Mexican guard.
A mortally wounded Luis lies next to two dead officers. Daniel stabs the officers to prevent them from turning. Luis begs Daniel not to stab him and hands Ofelia a medallion with an owl’s face. He asks her to give it to his mother. Daniel flings the medallion into the ocean. Luis whispers to Nick.
They find a pile of dead parishioners in front of the church. Daniel grabs a young infected boy and becomes paralyzed by the memory of clutching a young boy by the neck. Ofelia kills the infected boy for Daniel.
Ofelia summons Daniel to dinner and finds him sitting on his bed in a daze.
Nick accompanies Ofelia to the shrine, where Ofelia prays to her mother.
Daniel and Ofelia wake to the sound of a gunshot. Daniel runs outside with Ofelia. Ofelia starts to peel the skin off of her face. Daniel wakes up: It was a nightmare. Daniel finds Ofelia in the chaos. He begins to cry and asks Ofelia if she is okay. She says yes, and that she is worried about her father. He hugs her fiercely.
When Daniel is taken away after attacking one of the servants, Ofelia demands to see Daniel, but Celia says he’s too dangerous.
After the estate goes up in flames thanks to Daniel, Alicia restrains Ofelia, who is crying for him. “He’s gone,” Alicia says. She flees the compound with her Madison and Strand in a truck.
Madison, Alicia, Strand and Ofelia drive around Tijuana in search of Nick. Alicia calls the search futile and insists they return to the Abigail. They arrive only to find the Abigail missing, stolen by the Mexican military. Alicia suggests they take refuge at a nearby hotel. Using driftwood, they write a message for Travis and Nick, “Abigail Lost Head North.” In the hotel bar, Alicia and Ofelia leave to search the hotel rooms for supplies. Alicia and Ofelia gather more supplies from a hotel room. Alicia wonders why the man hanged himself. Ofelia guesses he was tired of surviving and predicts they’re not going to make it. Alicia disagrees. Then Alicia takes a shower then suddenly, after she gets out, Ofelia is nowhere to be found. It is revealed later that she abandoned the group and stole the truck Strand mentions.
Ofelia drives to a restaurant. Inside, she kills an infected with a hammer and reminisces from a patio overlooking the ocean. In a flashback, Ofelia dines with her boyfriend, William, at the same oceanside restaurant. William proposes to Ofelia and asks her to move to Santa Fe, where he is about to take a new job. Ofelia hesitates to leave her parents in Los Angeles but agrees to speak with her mother.
Ofelia studies a map in her truck. She looks at her rosary beads. In another flashback, Ofelia talks to Griselda about their family. Griselda explains that she and Daniel left El Salvador to shelter Ofelia from the violence and bloodshed and vows to do anything for Ofelia and Daniel. "That is love," she says. Ofelia takes her hand, choosing her family over William.
In the present, Ofelia kisses the rosary beads and hangs them on her rearview mirror. She drives toward the U.S.
Ofelia drives down a bumpy road until her truck stalls and breaks down. She stops and lifts the hood to check it out. The parts are too hot so she removes her shirt and wraps it around her hand to get a grip of the parts. Suddenly, a walker approaches and she slams the hood on its arm. Using a hammer, she takes down another walker and locks herself in the truck. The window on the driver's side is open though, and another walkers grabs on. She puts it down and gets out to put down a fourth. Ofelia kills several, but when she sees an incoming herd, she flees on foot. Ofelia trudges through the desert and ducks for cover when someone starts shooting at her. A man armed with Assault Rifle discovers her hiding behind a tree. "Welcome to America," he says. She is not seen again for the rest of the season.
Ofelia first appears at Qaletaqa's camp, serving Alicia and Jake food, which surprises Alicia. Afterwards, she and Alicia are outside as she apologizes to Alicia for abandoning the group at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Alicia is aggressive, but she tries to justify why she left. Ofelia tells her she almost died after leaving but Walker found her. She says these people are good people. When Alicia insists they killed the Trimbol family, Ofelia insists that Walker did not carry out any missions at that time.
Ultimately, Ofelia follows Jake back to Broke Jaw Ranch, with the knowledge of Alicia being Walker's hostage. However, she is shown to trust him as she tries to reassure Madison that Walker will keep his word. Nick and Ofelia share a stare at one another before Nick heads inside.
Ofelia paces around Jeremiah's supply basement. He enters and wants to have a chat with her. She recognizes him from the desert, "I got nothing to say to you," she tells him. Jeremiah tries to explain his side of the story. She asks what he wants and he says he doesn't want to complicate matters with old business, alluding to when he attacked her at the border. She agrees this is fair. Alicia tells Ofelia that she doesn’t have to go back to Walker. Ofelia advises Alicia not stay at Broke Jaw Ranch. "I did you wrong at the hotel. I put your life in danger. Come with me, that's all I can offer," Ofelia said. Alicia turns it down. She says she's sorry for Travis, having heard what happened to him.
At Walker's community, Jake is pulled from the truck and beaten. Ofelia watches. Walker emerges and insists Jake broke the parlay. Jake tries to reason with him but Walker cuts his forehead before raising the knife to the back of his head. Ofelia calls him off. Walker promises to finish the job the next time he sees him and for Jake to deliver such a message to his father and more threats.
At Broke Jaw's gate, Ofelia is being dropped off by a motorcycle. She is badly beaten. She is question by Madison, Troy, Jake and Jeremiah, who claims that Walker kicked her out for not providing information about Broke Jaw Ranch and he suspected her of helping Alicia escape. Jeremiah orders she be taken out of his office and to the infirmary. When she leaves, Jake takes the blame for Ofelia's situation. Jeremiah suggests putting Ofelia to work within the community. A guard takes her to the infirmary. Madison regrets letting Ofelia return to Walker, given her promise to Ofelia’s father that she would look after Ofelia. Madison tells Ofelia she can stay at the ranch. Ofelia offers to help in the kitchen. Ofelia explains that Alicia was never in trouble and Madison says, "because of me."
Later on, Madison and Alicia wake up to the sounds of screams. They run outside. Ofelia lingers behind. They are under attack by the infected. Madison, Nick and Alicia slaughter the Infected in the camp. Nick sees Ofelia standing in the bunkhouse doorway and calls her name. She runs. Nick falls to the ground in pain and realizes that Ofelia is responsible for the illness. Madison chases after Ofelia.
In a flashback, taking place between "Wrath" and "The Unveiling", Ofelia walks through the desert alone. She follows a fence with a gallon of water in her hand. She eventually comes to a hole and ventures through it. Steps later, gun shots ring out and force her to hide behind a tree. She readies herself for an attack but Jeremiah stops her with a gun drawn. He takes the gun and welcomes her to America. He brings Ofelia to his truck and interrogates her. She says she is heading to Santa Fe to find her fiance. Jeremiah gives her water and tells her she is free to go. She asks for a ride but he says there is no use for "brown people" on the ranch. She spits at his feet before he leaves.
Ofelia journeys through the desert and searches for a way to protect herself from the sun. She imagines Daniel speaking to her, insisting she stay awake. Later, she is found by Walker. She is burnt and dehydrated. He gives her water and helps her onto his horse. She lays on it, covered by his jacket, as he guides the horse to his community on foot. At the Black Hat Motel, Walker rides in with Ofelia. He sees how badly she has been burnt and helps her into a bath tub. Later, he offers her food and introduces himself as Qaletaqa Walker, before turning down a bed for her to sleep in.
Back in the present, Madison chases Ofelia as she tries to escape the ranch. She punches and interrogates her for answers. The next day, ranchers load dead bodies onto a truck. Jake and Alicia tend to the sick, which includes Nick. Madison informs everyone that Ofelia poisoned the militia’s coffee. Madison holds Ofelia at gunpoint and forces her to drive to the Black Hat. Ofelia insists that the powder was only supposed to make the militia sick so that Walker’s people could take over the ranch without bloodshed. Madison is disgusted with her and accuses her for abandoning her family, including Nick. Ofelia defends her actions and says "the nation's my family now." Madison brings Ofelia to Walker and demands to know what the poison was. He tells her that the poison was anthrax but says that Nick will survive if he’s strong and healthy enough. He warns that she and her family will die if they don’t leave the ranch.
Later, Ofelia approaches Walker in the motel. She explains that she cared about the Clark family. She admonishes him, feeling betrayed by not being told she was sent with anthrax. Walker credits her as a hero. He starts telling a story about the time he saved her with his horse. She was a woman who had faced death and wasn't afraid. He tells her the debt owed for saving her life has been paid. Suddenly, someone calls out about a fire outside.
Ofelia is shown with Walker’s convoy as it approaches the ranch. Jake greets the convoy and shakes Walker’s hand. Ofelia looks on as the ranchers warily look on as Walker waves the convoy through the gate, The Nation has officially come to live at Broke Jaw Ranch. Ofelia enters the basement where Jake leads Walker all of the resources are held. Troy doesn't want her there for what she did, but Walker insists she's a hero, and they're here because of her.
Ofelia is later visited by Nick in the adobe. She admits to not feeling particularly guilty about killing ranchers with anthrax. She asks Nick if he feels any guilt for what he’s done. Nick doesn't understand why he should feel guilty at first. "We're not so different, you and I, Nick." she tells him.
Ofelia, Alicia, Jake and Crazy Dog are told by Madison and Walker that they will be gone for a couple of days to secure a backup water supply. In the meantime, they instruct them to enforce water rationing across the ranch. The next day, the community gets water from the well. Ofelia offers Erin a glass of water, but she swats it from her hand.
Alicia visits Ofelia and Crazy Dog at the adobe and suggests they devise a system to ensure that no one double-dips from the well. Ofelia asks for proof but Alicia suggests a system. Ofelia insists no one from the Nation went through the water line twice. Ofelia is said she heard the militia is rebuilding but Alicia denies such a statement. Ofelia orders her to control her own people. The next day, chaos follows as people fight over the water.
Crazy Dog fires his gun in the air and orders everyone back away from the well. Ofelia is with him. They will take it to make sure everyone gets what they need. Nick stands in his way. Ofelia is ready to take the well, too. Nick, however, draws his gun. Ofelia is shocked. Nick sits on the well with his gun and the Ranch's original residents form beside him in support. Ofelia orders her man to stand down for now. "I'll keep the peace," he said. "Not at all costs. Got that?" The Nation walks away together.
In a field, Nick's militia creeps toward Ofelia's house. They have spears and a bow. Klan sees Alicia working with the Nation. Ofelia can see them from inside. She wants to try and talk with them but the men of the Nation says it is time to start shooting. Nick hands over his gun to the man beside him and walks off on his own to his sister. Ofelia and her squad look on before joining them.
Alicia shoveling dirt and has now filled a bucket. She hands it off and realizes she is handing it to Nick. Ofelia's group arrives just before the militia does. Nick gives his gun to Blake and joins Alicia. Crazy Dog and Ofelia leave their weapons behind and go outside. Nick, Alicia, Ofelia, Crazy Dog and other ranchers and Nation members all join together to dig.
Ofelia talks with Crazy Dog that things are still good and they’re in charge. He points out that they dug a well to nowhere and that they are not friends. Ofelia reminds him that Jake is weak and he is in control while Walker is gone. They have to meet in the middle to gain their trust. Nick is in the middle, he says. Everyone trust Nick and people want him to lead. Later, Alicia tells Ofelia that Nick and Jake are in trouble. She explains the situation and says they found a herd of Infected. Alicia wants to go see what’s going on, but Ofelia wants to know why they went alone. She reminds Alicia that they scout in packs as part of the new Ranch protocol. Alicia admits that Troy snuck into camp and is the one who gave them the information. Ofelia says Crazy Dog won’t be happy with this information, but Alicia says he doesn’t need to know that part, just that the threat is real. She tells Ofelia to have faith.
Suddenly, the sound of the gunshot can be heard at the Ranch. Alicia and Ofelia look out over the valley surrounding the Ranch, Crazy Dog and Cooper guess that the Infected are less than half a mile away. Crazy Dog says Walker told them to protect the Ranch and that’s what they plan to do. In the weapons storage room, Crazy Dog wants to know why Nick and Jake were out in the desert. Alicia says that Troy snuck into camp and warned Nick that something is coming. Crazy Dog guesses that Troy could have brought this upon them, Ofelia reminds him that he could have saved their lives. Crazy Dog wishes he’d killed Troy when he had the chance. Ofelia says Walker wouldn't want that. Coop says they could all go into their issues, but if a herd that big is coming then the whole camp needs to arm and fight together. Crazy Dog refuses and walks away but Ofelia stops him, using his real name, "Lee" and he reluctantly tosses her the keys, telling them to arm the Ranch.
Crazy Dog leads preparations to fight back at the Ranch. They’re using the RVs as a blockade against the dead. Alicia asks him if this will stop the Infected and he says it’s supposed to block them and keep them moving around them. He tells his people to go behind the wall they have created. Alicia looks up and sees them getting closer. The sound of the Infected starts to fill the air as both the ranchers and the Black Hat community hunker down behind the RVs. Ofelia is ready with a spear and Alicia is behind her. The Infected reach the barbed wire fencing and it slows them but doesn’t stop them as they start piling up against it. The latch breaks and they move in, marching toward the RVs. Alicia looks up and sees how many there are.
Ofelia and Alicia look at each other as the Infected start pushing against the RVs. They’re coming from underneath them.They’re coming everywhere. At first they’re able to manage them but the RVs are rocking dangerously. Alicia knows this is bad. The infected aren’t coming underneath the RVs anymore and Crazy Dog says it’s because there are too many. Alicia says this won’t hold and everyone will die. The Infected manage to push the RVs thanks to their numbers. She screams for everyone to get to the pantry, and Ofelia agrees. Alicia turns to see the RV going down and she hears screams. Alicia starts swinging at the Infected as they close in on the pantry. Ofelia comes to get her and tells her to go to the pantry. She calls for Coop, but he stays behind to shoot more of them. When Ofelia runs out of ammo she starts using the gun as a bat. She’s soon surrounded by Infected but she and Crazy Dog fight their way out of the mess. They get to the pantry and lock the door.
In the pantry, Ofelia informs Alicia that the pantry's air vent is broken. They realize they will run out of air if they don’t fix the fan. Alicia writes down a plan while others debate how long they'll last. Alicia tells everyone they have maybe two hours before the carbon dioxide kills them. Ofelia decides it is time to move, claiming there are no other options. Alicia offers a solution which will buy some time. "Fewer people, less carbon dioxide," Alicia said. They want to put down those who were bitten but debate how they can. Alicia insists people will riot or kill them if they try to put them down, but Crazy Dog is eager to execute them.
Ofelia and Crazy Dog climb into the air shaft. They crawl through the shaft. Ofelia tells Crazy Dog to turn feet first so that they can lower themselves down a drop. Crazy Dog finds himself stuck and gets frustrated. He begins kicking the shaft and trying to move around but it's not working. Ofelia insists he will hyperventilate if he doesn't calm down. The two of them sit together in the shaft. Crazy Dog explains to Ofelia that he has suffered from PTSD ever since fighting in Iraq. Ofelia can understand a bit, seeing as her father has fought in wars and she's seen him in the aftermath. Crazy Dog, however, has had episodes in front of his son and he can't forget it, nor can he accept the fact that he wasn't there to save his son when the world fell. They take a few moments for Crazy Dog to recuperate.
In the ventilation shaft, Ofelia and Crazy Dog continue on their way. They find a walker stuck in the fan, hanging upside down, but they're running out of air. They approach the walker and it falls on them. Ofelia panics for a moment but gets her gun and shoots it. The noise aggravates her senses in the tight space but it fades for her to begin climbing out. The fan starts whirring, pushing air through the shaft and into the pantry.
The two manage to escape and blow up the ranch's fuel reserve to destroy the horde, Ofelia and Crazy Dog joins Madison, Walker Strand, Nick and Troy in rescuing Alicia from the pantry. However, they are too late to save the majority of the ranch's residents and Natives who either died in the walker attack or suffocated in the pantry. They escape the ranch. In the distance, Madison gazes upon the decimated ranch. She tells Nick that they are driving to the trading post and then to the dam.
Madison approaches Ofelia, who is sitting with Walker. She tells Ofelia that her father is alive and is desperate to see her. Ofelia breaks down, thanking her for letting her know. Madison insists, though, they have to move. Moments later, With Broke Jaw Ranch destroyed, Madison decides to return to the dam accompanied by Walker, Strand, Ofelia and Crazy Dog while Alicia goes her own way followed by Nick and Troy to ensure her safety.
Ofelia and Crazy Dog ride on the back of the tanker. While on the back of the truck, Ofelia grows weak and falls off of her perch and falling off the truck. The group notices a bite mark on Ofelia's collar bone. She got bitten while clearing the vents. She begs Madison to take her to her father, and Madison says she will make it happen. Madison and the group arrive at the market and give Ofelia a new shirt. Strand knows they will kill Ofelia if they think she’s sick. As they search them, Ofelia closes her eyes to mask the pain. They’re allowed entrance even though the exchange rates have gone up. They go inside and Walker says her fever is up. Madison gives him a knife to put Ofelia down if necessary and tells him to stay awake.
Madison brings medicine back to Ofelia, but she’s fading fast. Madison says Ofelia and Daniel don’t deserve this and maybe Strand was right. Walker says he lost everything at the ranch. He says he was raised on loss, and that’s why Ofelia needs to see her father one last time. He needs to be able to bury his daughter even if that means they all die. She thanks him. Meanwhile, Ofelia falls asleep, while Nick and Madison talk about Alicia. He tells Madison he’ll look after Ofelia, while she gets fresh air. Madison gives him the knife and leaves, and then Nick takes a deep breath and goes to sit with her. He looks at her and sees the pills there. He opens the bag and takes one.
Later, Madison wakes up Ofelia and she and Walker pick her up. Walker wants to take her there but Madison says it would be best if he didn’t go. Ofelia gives Walker a hug and she leaves with Madison. Outside, Madison leads her to a box to sit on. Ofelia is shivering so Madison puts her jacket on her and Ofelia tells her that she needs her to put her down if she turns. Madison says it won’t come to that. Ofelia asks Madison to tell her father she was really looking forward to getting to know her father better. Madison says that parents work so hard to hide things from their kids but the kids always know. Ofelia knew her father, she says, and Ofelia thanks Madison.
Ofelia then dies from her wound, Madison becomes saddened and suddenly, Daniel arrives and walks up to Madison asks about Ofelia, and Madison begs him to stop and listen, but he doesn't. He sees his lifeless daughter and hugs her. He demands to know what happened and points the gun at Madison as he breaks down in tears. "The Ranch was overrun," Madison said. "Ofelia, she saved us, but she got bit. "This is the price", he says. As she tries to comfort him, he tells Madison to get away from them or he’ll kill her. Madison realizes that they’re done and walks away. As she walks away, Daniel shoots Ofelia, preventing her from reanimation.
- Troy Otto (Indirectly Caused)
- Lee (Caused, Accidental)
- Zombies (Alive)
- Daniel Salazar (Before Reanimation)
Troy secretly redirects a massive horde of walkers towards the ranch. When the horde gets to the ranch, the remaining survivors enter the pantry. The air vents in the pantry are blocked, and Lee and Ofelia volunteer to go in the vent system, and find out what's blocking it. Lee passes out due to a lack of air, causing a walker to fall on him and Ofelia, which causes her to get bit. After escaping Broke Jaw Ranch alive, Ofelia is revealed to have been bitten while she was clearing the vents. She later dies from her bite, just as soon as Daniel arrives and goes straight to her. Daniel sends Madison away and shoots Ofelia in the head.
This list shows the victims Ofelia has killed:
- Choir Boy (Zombified)
- Jimmie (Alive)
- Joseph (Alive)
- Paul (Assumed)
- Many unnamed Broke Jaw Ranch residents (Caused and Direct)
- Several unnamed Broke Jaw Ranch residents (Zombified)
- Several unnamed Black Hat Reservation Residents (Zombified)
- Numerous counts of zombies
Ofelia has a very loving relationship with her father, though she was hurt deeply to know that he had been lying about his past to her. Their family hails from El Salvador, where Daniel was frequently called upon to participate in military interrogations. She didn't know much about this aspect of his life other than the fact that there was "a man in the chair, and a man with the knife", but her whole life she had been led to believe that her father was the "man in the chair". She came to discover her father's role as the torturer when she witnessed him probing Andrew Adams about the location of their mother. Although she initially feels betrayed and lied to by her father, she eventually reveals to him after the events on Catrina Island that she's understanding the world better now, and thus him also. Daniel tells his daughter however, that this was not the kind of world that he and her mother wanted her to understand. After her father begins having hallucinations of the dead and needs to be contained after lashing out at Celia's home, she shows great concern over his well-being. After later seeing the entire estate consumed by fire, she tearfully breaks down and tries to go back after him, but Alicia tells her that "he's gone".
Later on, Madison reveals to Ofelia that Daniel is alive. Ofelia cries in joy, and when they reach trading post at a stadium. Madison helps Ofelia walk to the parking lot. Ofelia asks Madison to tell Daniel that she was looking forward to getting to know him, dying from her bite soon after. Daniel arrives and goes straight to Ofelia. He cries and pulls a gun on Madison when he sees that Ofelia is dead. Madison explains what happened. Daniel sends her away and shoots Ofelia. He carries Ofelia away and buried her.
Ofelia loved her mother dearly, and spent as much time as she could at her bedside after she became injured during the Los Angeles city riots. She went out of her way to ensure that her mother was comfortable, even starting a romantic relationship with one of the soldiers that occupied their neighborhood in order to have increased access to medicine. After her mother is forcefully taken from their care by the soldiers, she becomes extremely upset that they won't give her family answers. She lures Adams into a trap to be interrogated by her father, so that they can discover her mother's location. She becomes incredibly distraught after learning from Liza at the compound that her mother did not make it, demanding to see the body. Although she doesn't get to see her mother one last time, she later has a flashback of Griselda after she gets separated from the group. Griselda confirms that while they may not have always been honest with her about the world they lived in, they loved Ofelia more than anything else and wanted only to protect her. After returning from the flashback, Ofelia states that she finally gets it as she presses on alone.
- "Where is she? Tell me."
- —Ofelia to Liza about her mother's whereabouts[src]
Ofelia and Liza are presumed to be on good terms with each other. When Liza and her family took refuge inside her home, Ofelia seemed to be accepting of this. After Ofelia's mother became injured, Liza took care of her mother, to which Ofelia was grateful for. When Griselda was taken to the medical facility without Ofelia or Daniel, Ofelia was worried but presumably rested easier knowing that Liza was with her. After Ofelia and the others successfully rescue Liza and Nick, Ofelia and Daniel ask Liza on Griselda's whereabouts, but is left hurt when she realizes her mother died. Liza says she is sorry and that everything that could be done was.
After Ofelia is shot by Andrew, Liza is quick to help her. She successfully takes control of the wound and gives Daniel advice on how to further control the wound without her around. Liza says that Ofelia can get through it, and Ofelia gives Liza a warm look for taking care of her. Ofelia is absent when Liza dies.
Andrew met Ofelia when the military imposed curfew on El Sereno, and was immediately smitten by her. Their mutual feelings seem to have been genuine, but Ofelia did attempt to have Andrew's help in obtaining medicine for her mother.
When Daniel captured Andrew, it was with Ofelia's knowledge and possibly also her help. However, she is misled into believing that Andrew will be kept safe and sound and be traded for Griselda. When she finds out about the torture and mutilation, she is very upset.
Andrew seems to blame Ofelia anyway, and shoots her when they meet again since she told him to lower the gun from her father's head.
Qaletaqa saved Ofelia when she was denied help from Jeremiah and passed out in the middle of a desert, scorched and lethally dehydrated. He carried her back to the Reservation on horseback, and offered her generous hospitality that restored her conditions. Later on, he even took her in his tribe, causing Ofelia to be extremely grateful and loyal towards him and the tribe, even going as far as volunteering herself for a covert poisoning mission.
- The casting call for this character used the name Sandra Pena.
- As a second-generation Hispanic immigrant who is raised and educated in the U.S. (as described in the episode "100"), Ofelia is much more fluent in English than in Spanish. This was also caused by the decision that her parents made, making her family language education centered primarily around English, which is the language she prefers, even in conversations with her family.
- The name Ofelia is derived from Greek οφελος (ophelos) meaning "help".