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"You like to watch? That's a shame, because I'm gonna give one hell of a show."
—Philip to a tied up Sonny.[src]

"Sonny" is a member of Tommy's group of home invaders who attempted to take the peach orchard home from the Blake Family and Nick Parsons. He is described as having sunken eyes, as well as being clad in army-surplus rags. He was possibly dating Cher.



Sonny is described having sunken eyes, and clad in army-surplus rags. It is likely that he is a drug addict of some sort.


Location Unknown

Not much is known about Sonny before or as the outbreak began. He may have been dating Cher and was likely a drug addict of some sort.


Peach Orchard Villa

Having followed Philip Blake's group from fifty miles outside of Atlanta, Sonny along with Cher, under orders from their leader Tommy, attempted to take The peach orchard home from Philip's group after doing a few days of scouting and recon on the house. Sonny and Cher are then ordered to find Brian and Penny Blake and hold them hostage with a large a revolver while a deal is struck between Tommy and Philip. After the deal was made that would allow Philip and his group to leave unharmed, Tommy orders his men in a double cross to hunt Philip's group down and kill them. During the hunting both Sonny and Cher are captured by Philip Blake and Nick Parsons. Near the end of the hunt, Penny Blake is killed by one of Sonny and Cher's allies who is covered in tattoos. Her death leads Philip to slowly torture Sonny and Cher for days in a barn until Nick Parsons finds out what is going on. Unrecognizable Cher requests that Nick put both herself and Sonny out of their misery to which Nick complies.


Killed By

After days of being tortured by Philip, Sonny and Cher beg Nick to shoot them in order to end their suffering. Nick complies and shoots them both.


Nick Parsons

Even though the two raiders were indirectly responsible for Penny's death, Nick kept his humanity and ended the prisoner's suffering. He did this not because he felt sorry for them, but simply because he felt like it was the morally correct, Christian thing to do.


Novel Series


  • Sonny's real name is never revealed, but Philip starts to call him Sonny.
Novel Series Characters
Philip's Group PennyBrianNickPhilipBobby
Chalmers Family AprilTaraDavid
Tommy's Group CherSonnyShortyTommy
Woodbury DavidTiffanyMercyJennyTylerBarbaraGloriaWilkins
Matthew H.BenRobbieAlyssaNathanMatthew W.Jim
AustinGusDuaneDeanJohnny P.RedEarlJaredGeorgeJamesonDennyLouAlbertHinesTravisTomHaynesMillerJohnnySmittyClintAliceGus S.GabrielDonDanielTeddy
BartRudyCharlieRaymondEricJamesAndyAlexRonnieEvanJakeArloJohnny A.BruceCurtisStevensEugene
Tent City LillyDonnaRuthieMaryLydiaHarlanO'TooleJerryDick
Fox News Crew ChristinaMike
Meriwether County Correctional Facility RickMichonneCarlAndreaMaggieGlennDaleHershel
Dupree Family ThomasLucasBethanyCalvinMeredith
Pentecostal People of God HaroldJeremiahReeseStephenMaryNoelleEmmaWade
Calvary Baptist Church Norma
Most Holy Redeemer Parish JamesMelissaRoryMolly MilesLelandHarlanLouis
Haralson AshleyJackMike
Woodbury Newcomers JinxMayClintLindaRudyIanJack
Moreland Cooper
Atlanta Medical Center TheodoreLawrenceCallumGlennSonnySoamesRaymondDaniels
Sixteenth Street MusolinoBoone
Animals GypsyArrow
Zombies Andrew
Alive characters appear in green. Dead charactes appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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