|Relations||Douglas Monroe (Late Father)|
Regina Monroe (Late Mother)
|First Appearance||Issue 72|
|Last Appearance||Issue 111|
|Cause of Death||Stomach sliced open by Negan|
|Series lifespan||#72 to #111|
|Spencer being gutted by Negan.|
|Spencer Monroe Gallery|
- "Heavenly Father, please...I have endured so much pain in this life. I have not asked much of You, please grant me this one request. Give me the strength to do what I know MUST be done..."
- —Spencer praying.[src]
Spencer was born to, and raised by, Regina and Douglas. It can be presumed that, because of his father's high ranking government position, he enjoyed a lavish lifestyle (which resulted in him developing a spoiled demeanor). At some point within the outbreak, he, his parents, and other survivors met up in Alexandria, Virginia and formed the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
He was first seen in Issue 72, at the party for the survivors celebrating their arrival. He was very friendly to Andrea and was very interested in how she changed from being a clerk in a lawyer's office to an excellent marksman. He added afterwards that the people here are easily bored and it's the reason they hear things so quickly. He then insists she should show a demonstration of her shooting skills sometimes.
He's considered very handsome by both Barbara and Olivia. Barbara speculates he could be homosexual like Aaron and Eric. Douglas has referred to Andrea that he and Regina stay together because of the kids (meaning Spencer).
Alexandria Safe-Zone ChaosEdit
Spencer eventually invites Andrea over for dinner where she says that she is not interested in a relationship at the moment. When the herd attacks the Safe-Zone and Andrea is trapped in the clock tower, Spencer joins Heath and Glenn to try and bring her supplies. The four of them become stranded on a rooftop outside of the wall and contemplate how they can help the rest of the Safe-Zone residents. Spencer suggests that he and Andrea leave everyone (including his own father) and go off on their own, showing he's just as weak and perhaps as cowardly as his father. Andrea responds to his suggestion by punching him and declaring "That's about the end of you and me."
In Issue 84, they left the building where they were in the roof. They got into Safe-Zone, only to discover that Rick Grimes' group is hacking off the zombies, successfully. Spencer is seen at his father and other people's funeral.
Alexandria Safe-Zone AftermathEdit
Spencer attempted several times to apologize to Andrea and rekindle their relationship. But Andrea is still very disgusted by his true character, wanting nothing to do with him. Adding on after his last attempt, that there never was anything between them. It's this that possibly fuels Spencer to become a co-conspirator with Nicholas to attempt to assassinate Rick.
The Savior's ReignEdit
Spencer is later seen helping Rick and the other Alexandria citizens fight off the Saviors during their first attack on the Safe Zone. He is seen in the background attending Abraham's funeral after his untimely death at the hands of the Saviors. He then helps Andrea keep watch over the Safe-Zone after Rick and his group leave to seek help from the Hilltop Colony. He is last seen locking up the gate to the Safe-Zone after Rick sets Dwight free. When the Saviors arrive for their first offering, Spencer is seen opening the gate to allow them in.
Spencer pays a visit to Gabriel's church to have a prayer. He prays to God, asking of Him to give him the "strength to do what must be done."
While Rick is at The Kingdom meeting with Ezekiel, Negan stops by at the Alexandria Safe Zone. He is told that Rick is busy gathering supplies, so Negan decides to rest at one of the vacant houses. Spencer approaches Negan and tells him that Rick isn't fit to be the leader and that he should be killed. Negan requests that Spencer walk with him so they could talk about Rick. Negan then proceeds to talk about how Rick is out gathering supplies so that he wouldn't hurt anyone while Spencer waited until Rick was gone so he could talk to him and told him to do his dirty work, and that he has no guts. Finally, Negan swiftly slices open Spencer's stomach with a knife, leaving his guts hanging out of his open stomach.
This list shows the victims Spencer has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies.
- "Do you have any damn clue as to what you're actually doing?"
- —Spencer, questioning Rick's leadership.[src]
Spencer and Rick have begun to have a more hostile relationship after Andrea began a relationship with him, rather than with Spencer. Spencer is shown to be extremely jealous about the situation. Furthermore, he has questioned Rick's plan authority numerous times, specifically regarding his repeated absences from the Safe-Zone. Lately, he questioned Rick's plan for dealing with The Saviors.
The two seemed to have had a budding relationship. Andrea was not ready to kiss him, because she had lost Dale awhile ago. During the early part of the herd attack inside the Safe Zone's walls, Spencer suggested that he and Andrea escape for themselves. Andrea is so appalled by his cowardice and selfishness that she punched him outright, proclaiming to him it was "the end of you and me". He later apologized during the clean-up. Andrea shows little care for Spencer between then and his demise.
- "My father might as well have died when my mother did. Have you SEEN him?"
- —Spencer to Andrea about his father.[src]
They haven't been seen with each other very frequently, although Douglas loved his son. When the zombies broke in, Spencer was sure his father was going to die and didn't seem too concerned with his health, going as far to say to just leave everybody, including him. He didn't seem so upset when he died. Spencer did however mention he was a better leader than Rick while talking to Negan in Issue 111 before his death showing he possibly had respect for him.
- "I'm almost twenty-seven years old. The last thing I need is relationship advice from my mother."
- —Spencer to him mother about Andrea.[src]
Regina and Spencer had a very good relationship. Although Spencer did sometimes complain about his mothers interest in his love life, Regina tells him she wants him to be happy, showing that she cares how he feels and respects his privacy. After Pete killed Regina, Spencer tackled Pete to the ground and watched as Rick shot him.
Not much has been shown with these two, either. But it does appear she's a friend or at least an acquaintance of Spencer's, as she and Barbara were gossiping about his sexuality. When it's mentioned that Spencer was seen talking to Andrea, Olivia, oddly enough, found it humorous, hinting that she could either have a crush on Spencer and was jealous of the possibility, or saw them as an unlikely couple. She did know of his father's lechery, meaning either she knows or that she's seen some of Spencer's family life. It is possible that Spencer had some influence with her becoming a co-conspirator to assassinate Rick.
- "Nicholas, damn it--how FAR are you going to take this?"
- —Spencer to Nicholas about the latter's aggressiveness towards Glenn and his family.[src]
Spencer and Nicholas seem to have a stable relationship. Spencer went along with Nicholas' plan to kill Rick's group, but became much more reluctant when Nicholas beat Glenn and threatened his family.
Spencer seems to have respect for Erin as she does him. Though the topic of searching for Carl and the leadership of Rick caused a slight ripple between them, they both seemed to be very understanding of each other.
- Spencer was the last member of the Monroe Family to die.
- Spencer is one of the many religious characters in The Walking Dead.