The Governor, 11

Secrecy is a recurring theme in The Walking Dead. It usually concerns a character or group that doesn't reveal secrets to other people.

Occurrences

Comic Series

TV Series

  • Shane Walsh never told Rick Grimes about his affair with his wife Lori. (TV Series)
  • Jim tries to conceal his bite from the group. (Wildfire)
  • Dr. Edwin Jenner pretends to not know to unlock the doors. (TS-19)
  • Lori kept her pregnancy a secret from Rick and the group. (Secrets)
  • Maggie Greene and Glenn Rhee secretly begin a relationship.
  • Shane never told anyone how Otis really died. However, Daryl Dixon figures it out and tells Dale Horvath but Dale does not tell anyone.
  • Carl Grimes takes a gun from the RV.
  • Carl takes a gun from Daryl's motorcycle.
  • Carl tells only Rick, Daryl, Shane, and Hershel Greene how Dale really died.
  • Rick does not tell the Atlanta group the truth about the zombie virus until after Hershel's farm is overrun. (TV Series)
  • Merle Dixon does not admit to killing Gargulio and lies about having killed Michonne. (Hounded)
  • The Governor keeps his undead daughter in a secret room along with tanks containing severed zombified heads, without informing anyone. (Season 3)
  • The Governor holds Glenn and Maggie hostage and hidden from Andrea. (Made to Suffer)
  • The Governor does not show his true nature to the residents of Woodbury. (Season 3)
  • The Governor says that he is going on a supply run when he is truly attacking the prison. (Home)
  • The Governor tells Andrea he would not retaliate against the prison when he had every intention of doing so. (Home)
  • The Governor lies about most of the things he has done while speaking to Rick. (Arrow on the Doorpost)
  • Rick does not tell Andrea that Merle is dead. (Welcome to the Tombs)
  • Patrick does not tell anyone how bad his fever was. (30 Days Without An Accident)
  • Carol never tells anybody that she killed Karen and David until Rick confronts her. (Isolation)
  • Some members of Rick's group do not know that Bob Stookey took liquor instead of medicine at the veterinary college. (Indifference)
  • Daryl and Bob are the only two who truly know how the walkers killed Zach. (Indifference)
  • Some people at the prison still do not know what happened to Carol. (Season 4)
  • Philip hides his past from the Chambler family, going so far as to change his name to Brian Heriot. (Live Bait)
  • Philip hides the murder of Caesar Martinez and Pete Dolgen from his camp. (Dead Weight)
  • Philip hides the reality when he is telling about the prison group. (Too Far Gone)
  • Rick and the few others that knew did not tell Tyreese Williams that Carol killed Karen (Tyreese's girlfriend) and David. (Too Far Gone)
  • Carl promises to keep Michonne's past a secret. (Claimed)
  • Carol does not tell Tyreese, Lizzie Samuels, or Mika Samuels she was kicked out of the prison by Rick for killing Karen and David. (Inmates)
  • The Terminus residents have a positive public face but are in actuality cannibalistic and kill any group that refuses to join them. (Season 5)
  • Carol hides her role in killing Lizzie and Mika from the group. (Strangers)
  • Rick believes Father Gabriel Stokes is hiding a secret from the group. (Strangers)
  • Bob holds it a secret from the group and his girlfriend Sasha Williams that he was bitten by a walker at the food bank. (Four Walls and a Roof)
  • Dr. Steven Edwards purposely instructs Beth Greene to give Gavin Trevitt the wrong medicine in order to kill Trevitt as his recovery could harm Edwards' position at the hospital, holding it a secret from Beth and everyone at Grady Memorial. (Slabtown)
  • Eugene Porter reveals to Abraham Ford, Rosita Espinosa, Maggie, Glenn, and Tara Chambler that he is not a scientist and doesn't know a cure for the outbreak, after keeping it a secret for some time. (Self Help)
  • Morgan keeps the Wolf in his basement secret. (Start to Finish)
  • Ezekiel keeps the harsh reality of the outside world secret from the Kingdom residents. (The Well)
  • Rick and Gabriel fake Maggie's death to protect her from Negan, as he was going to ask Maggie to leave with him to be his "wife". (Service)
  • Tara swears that she will not reveal the location of Oceanside. (Swear)
  • Rick and his group keep their planned revolt against the Saviors a secret from them. (Rock in the Road)
  • Dwight protects his ex-wife, Sherry, claiming she had been murdered by zombies when he discovers she helped Daryl Dixon escape the Sanctuary. (Hostiles and Calamities)
  • The Hilltop Colony helps to keep Maggie, Sasha and Daryl's refuge there a secret from the Saviors. (Season 7)
  • Rosita and Sasha keep their stint to assassinate Negan a secret from Maggie and numerous others. (The Other Side)
  • Eugene keeps many secrets from Negan, such as Dwight's status as a double agent, how Sasha died via suicide pills and his own involvement in Gabriel's foiled escape from the Sanctuary with Harlan Carson. (Season 7, Season 8)
  • Carl Grimes revealed his bite only during the bombing of Alexandria. (How It's Gotta Be)
  • Simon lies to Negan about killing only one of the Scavengers. (The Lost and the Plunderers)

Webisodes

Video Game

Dead Reckoning

Survival Instinct

Social Game

TBA

Novel Series

Themes
Abstract BetrayalCliffhangersDenialDepressionDistrustDiscriminationEnvyFearForeshadowingForgivenessHumanityHumorHopePrideRegretReligionRevengeSacrificeSanitySecrecyTeamwork
Realistic AmputationsCannibalismHeroismLeadershipNicknamesPunishment