- "People need something to do. We've provided that. Civilization is a machine. All the parts have to go in the right place for it to work. That's what we've done. It was a painstaking process, but we've discovered all the wheels and belts and screws and cogs and connected them to the engines. (...) Civilization is a big engine. It can't move unless all the engines work in tandem to move in the same direction. You know what happens if we don't...? Chaos."
- —Pamela to Michonne[src]
Pamela is a smart and capable leader. She strongly believes in world order and the structure of civilization. While not as self-entitled as her son, Pamela believes that her life in high society life status before the apocalypse make her above everyone else. She believes in social status as a latter, that the 'working class' have something to look up to.
Nothing is known about Pamela's life prior to or as the outbreak began. She may have lived in or near Ohio with her son Sebastian Milton. It can be presumed based off the class based system of The Commonwealth, where what you did before the apocalypse determines what you do now, she most likely had a high powered job.
This list shows the victims Pamela has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people
As mother and son Pamela and Sebastian have a rather rough relationship. While it is assumed she loves him as her child, however because of her high power of authority she has spoiled him in which he uses her to get away with harassing people and guards. She has been seen neglecting disciplining him when he needed it. When she took part in helping with cleaning up the streets, he is shown to look down at her for helping the people out.
Both Pamela and Rick have mutual respect for each other has leaders of their own community. However they do not share similar ideals for how their own community, or civilization should be run. This potentially could cause problems in their relationship in the future.
Pamela and Maggie don't have a good relationship. When they first meet, Maggie is unsure of Pamela's intentions and doesn't trust her. Maggie is very skeptical about the Commonwealth, but she agrees to Rick traveling and agrees to the alliance provided Rick likes what he sees.