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- "Why's your dad get to be good but my daddy is bad?"
- —Ron as he confronts Carl about Rick killing his father.[src]
Little is known about Ron's life before or as the outbreak began. He had a mother, Jessie Anderson, and a father, Pete Anderson. He may have lived in or near Alexandria with his parents before the outbreak occurred.
When Rick goes to see the kids playing football, he notices Ron's black eye. When asked about it, Ron says he hit his eye and it looks stupid, to Rick saying that it makes him look cool. Ron is later seen at the house party with his family. When he asks his mother if he can find Mikey, she tells him to ask Pete. This begins to raise Rick's suspicion.
It was revealed by his mother that Pete had been abusive to them. Even after his father was killed, Ron still mourned. Jessie noted that even though his father was terrible to them, Ron still loved him. It's for this reason that Rick was able to talk Douglas Monroe into giving Pete a funeral.
Ron later confronted Carl about Rick killing his father, to which Carl was unsympathetic, leaving Ron to wonder about the morality of the actions of both fathers.
Ron was seen hiding in Rick's house from Issue 81 to Issue 83 along with Rick, Jessie, Carl, Michonne, Morgan, Denise, Maggie Greene, and Sophia. Rick decided that they needed to cover themselves with zombie guts in order to disguise their scent from the zombie herd and they depart from the house into the middle of the herd's ranks undetected. Before moving however, Ron, who was scared wets himself. As the group moved through the horde, Ron began to panic and begged his mother to turn back. Jessie and Rick tried to calm him down as he was drawing the attention of the zombies to them.
Ron drew the attention of the horde and he was devoured by zombies while screaming for his mother. Later, Jessie also was devoured, when she refused to release his hand.
Ron loved his father and saw him as a good man, despite how he repeatedly abused both him and his mother. Like some children in battered families, Ron was completely unaware that what his father was doing to him was wrong. In fact, he saw Rick as the real bad man and murderer. His death left him very confused as to why his father was seen as the bad man and Rick wasn't.
Being her only child, Jessie loved and cherished her son. She always tried her best to shield him from Pete's wrath, sometimes at her own expense. She's also one of the few that understands why Ron still loved his father and requested for Pete's funeral. Her love remains even during Rick's plan to try and leave the Safe-Zone, when Ron's attacked by the zombies. She refused to leave him which causes her own demise, when she refused to let go of Carl.
A lot has never been fully stated with Carl and Ron, but they did seem to get along for the most part. It was obvious, after his father's death, that Ron felt animosity towards both Carl and Rick. When they are left alone during the night, Ron confronted Carl about Rick. But Carl was unsympathetic about Ron's statement about Rick killing his father. This left Ron hurt and confused as to why his father was considered bad, but Carl's wasn't.
Ron's relationship with Rick was strained since Rick killed his father.
- Issue 76 (No Lines)
- The Walking Dead Survivors' Guide incorrectly lists Ron as living, even though his death is acknowledged on the same page.
- Ron is the first child seen on-panel being devoured by zombies.