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Humanity is a recurring theme in The Walking Dead. It is a very common in The Walking Dead universe, with characters either losing their humanity, or desperately attempting to grasp and hold on to it.

Occurrences

Comic Series

  • Series protagonist Rick Grimes is in a constant conflict of what humanity has truly become in the new world, having lost nearly everything and more as he continues to survive and outlive others in the outbreak. There are several key instances of Rick showing his humanity as the outbreak rages on:
    • Offering Morgan Jones weapons from a stockpile in the Sheriff's Department. (Issue 1)
    • Saving the lives of survivors, countless times. (Comic Series)
    • Seeking out his family and protecting them no matter the cost. (Comic Series)
  • Morgan Jones and his son Duane take in Rick Grimes after he awakens from his coma. (Issue 2)
  • Paul Monroe shows his humanity by forgiving Rick after capturing him, giving him a tour of Hilltop Colony and talking people down from fights. (Issue 94)
  • Despite antagonizing the Hilltop and the Alexandria Safe-Zone, Negan shows his humanity by preventing David from raping Holly. (Issue 117)

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Dead Reckoning

Social Game

Novel Series

Themes
Abstract BetrayalCliffhangersDenialDepressionDistrustDiscriminationEnvyFearForeshadowingForgivenessHumanityHumorHopePrideRegretReligionRevengeSacrificeSanitySecrecyTeamwork
Realistic AmputationsCannibalismHeroismLeadershipNicknamesPunishment

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