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The Sanctuary is a location in Season 7 of AMC's The Walking Dead. It is the home of The Saviors, ruled by Negan.

History

Pre-Apocalypse

Nothing is known about The Sanctuary before the apocalypse other than that it was a factory.

Post-Apocalypse

At some point after the outbreak, the factory became the main headquarters for The Saviors. It remains as an anonymous location to the other communities.

It is more than a simple base for raiders, as it functions as a seemingly self-sustaining community as well. There are gardens, chicken coops, and a marketplace. There are many noncombatant members of The Saviors who work in the Sanctuary, such as gardeners, janitors and doctors.

The Sanctuary is surrounded by a chainlink fence, along with impaled walkers around the perimeter for added security. Enslaved survivors handle the dangerous task of putting these zombies in place. It appears that Sanctuary residents who die are reincorporated as walkers on the fence. When Eugene Porter became the Savior's Chief Engineer, the walkers had molten iron poured over their heads to become indestructible.

After the Militia is formed, Rick Grimes leads an attack force against the Sanctuary. Even with makeshift barricades, attached to their cars, the Militia is no match for the Savior force at the Sanctuary. To counter this, they shoot out all of the windows, blow up an RV in front of the gate and lure a massive walker herd to it. As the Militia flees, the outside of the Sanctuary is overrun by the walkers.

Following an attack by Daryl and Tara that allows walkers to flood the Sanctuary, Eugene comes up with a plan that enables the Saviors to clear the Sanctuary of walkers and lead the rest of the herd away. With the Sanctuary now back under their full control, the Saviors launch a counterattack against the Militia.

Inhabitants

Survivors

Formerly

Deaths

  • George - shot by Carl
  • Chris - shot by Carl
  • Joseph - beaten to death by Daryl
  • Emmett Carson - burned alive by Negan
  • David - stabbed in the neck by Negan
  • Savior Worker - shot in the head by Regina.
  • 4 unnamed Saviors - 2 shot by Sasha and 2 shot by The Militia
  • Numerous counts of resident

Appearances

TV Series

Season 7

Season 8

Locations (TV Series)
Season 1 King County, GeorgiaHarrison Memorial HospitalKing County Sheriff's DepartmentInterstate 85Siggard Family FarmAtlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta Department StoreAtlanta Nursing HomeAtlanta Survivor CampCenter for Disease Control
Season 2 Vehicle Jammed HighwaySouthern Baptist ChurchGreene Family FarmUnnamed High SchoolKing County Elementary SchoolWiltshire EstatesSteve's PharmacyThe Carriage BarMert County, GeorgiaFort BenningElders Mill Road
Season 3 West Georgia Correctional FacilitySportman's Deer CoolerWoodbury, GeorgiaGovernor's ApartmentWoodbury Community ClinicNational Guard CampHermit's ShackVerlin's Feed & Seed Co.Unnamed Daycare CenterWoodbury ArenaWoodbury Research FacilityYellow Jacket CreekRoadside StoresKing County, GeorgiaKing County CaféGrantville MillUnnamed Motel
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional FacilityBig SpotClara's CampFort Valley State UniversityUnnamed NeighborhoodNational Guard CampWoodbury, GeorgiaUnnamed apartment buildingCaesar Martinez's CampPine Vista Country ClubTerminus
Season 5 TerminusSt. Sarah's ChurchWest Georgia Correctional FacilityInterstate 85Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalShirewilt EstatesAlexandria Safe-ZoneDel Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-ZoneHilltop ColonySatellite Outpost
Season 7 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe KingdomHilltop ColonyThe SanctuaryOceansideJunkyard
Season 8 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe KingdomHilltop ColonyThe SanctuarySatellite OutpostShephard Office PlazaChemical Plant OutpostJunkyard