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"Who are you people?! Get out of here! I'll call the cops!"
—The hermit to Rick Grimes and company after they break into his home[src]

The hermit is a survivor of the outbreak and a minor character in Season 3 of AMC's The Walking Dead. He lives alone in a hut isolated from everyone.

Pre-Apocalypse

Rural Georgia

Nothing is known about the hermit's life before or as the outbreak began.

Post-Apocalypse

It is seen the hermit survived over ten months of the apocalypse. It is unknown how he survived, as he seemed to have no idea that the apocalypse was occurring at all, believing that police were still existent.

Season 3

"When the Dead Come Knocking"

After realizing that there are too many walkers to safely engage at the forest path, Rick Grimes and his small group flee. They eventually come upon a shed with boarded-up windows and seek refuge within. Rick yanks on a blanket, awakening and startling the hermit, who draws a shotgun. Rick attempts reasoning with the frantic hermit and warns him of the walkers outside, but he's unresponsive to 'walkers' and seems oblivious to the apocalypse in general, threatening to call the cops on the group. Rick assures him that he's a cop and the hermit demands to see his badge, which he no longer possessed as it was left behind at the farm. Rick lies and claims it's in his pocket and seizes the opportunity to distract the hermit and disarms him. The hermit then flees for the front door, ignoring the group's warnings. As he runs to the door, Michonne impales him with her katana through the neck to stop him from opening the door and letting the walkers in. Rick and Daryl Dixon then pick up the hermit's body, throwing it to the walkers as a distraction and proceed to make their escape out the back door.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims this hermit has killed:

  • Possibly a few zombies and unnamed people

Death

Killed By

While the hermit was running for the door of the shed to escape, Michonne quickly stabbed him through his back, and out the chest, with her sword. The group distracted the walkers outside by feeding them his corpse, allowing them to escape as his body was then completely devoured by the walkers, possibly even to the extent that reanimation was prevented.

Appearances

TV Series

Season 3

Trivia

  • It appeared as if the hermit was unaware of the apocalypse around him, despite it being over 10 months after the initial outbreak. Other indicators, such as the dead dog in his cabin and him threatening to call the police, suggest he could have either just been in denial or simply insane.
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KellySarahTyrellSheilaMaryanneHollyOfficer 1Officer 2Officer 3Mother 1Mother 2Criminal 1Criminal 2Criminal 3
Atlanta Camp Survivor
Nursing Home Carlito
Greene Family Farm LaceyDuncanMr. FischerMrs. Fischer
Woodbury Resident 1Resident 6MotherResident 2Resident 4Foster DaughterResident 3Resident 8PeteMichaelRobbieGuard 1Guard 2Guard 5Resident 5Resident 7Resident 9Resident 10Mean GuardSoldierBobEisenbergGuard 4Guard 3Governor's Victims
Military Personnel Guardsman 6Guardsman 2Guardsman 4Guardsman 3
Guardsman 5Guardsman 1
Mexican Family FatherMotherSonBaby
Prison Newcomers TeenagerNewcomerWomanMrs. RichardsNoris' Son
Martinez' Camp Resident 1Resident 2Resident 3
Terminus ChuckCynthiaKayleeBroadcasting WomanResident 1Resident 2GuardCrazed ManButcher 1Butcher 2
Abraham's Group WarrenRexJosiahDirkStephanieJosephineRogerPam
Alexandria Safe-Zone RosemaryDavidsonResident 1PascalTedLucyMayaAdrianParkJeffreyCharlyneO'HaraSamanthaDanDineshBobby
The Wolves Wolf 3Wolf 2Wolf 1Wolf 4
Hilltop Colony MarshaTimRory
The Saviors Savior 1Savior 2Savior 3Savior 4
The Kingdom TBA
Animals PigletsHorse
Miscellaneous Characters BrionFrankBrianJeanJerryWilhelmSamJoe Jr.JaneRachelT.ManWomanDennisYoung BoyManEnid's MotherEnid's FatherDying ManMan 2SurvivorFatherHitchhikerHermitJohnCrightonMrs. BlakeIrmaOlder WomanRed Poncho ManLibrary SurvivorMan 1
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