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  Tyreese
Season five tyreese
Actor Chad Coleman
Gender Male
Hair Black
Age Late 30's
Occupation Unknown
Family Sasha - Sister
Karen - Girlfriend (Deceased)
First Appearance "Made to Suffer"
Status Alive
Series lifespan "Made to Suffer" to Present
Ethnicity African-American
Tyreese (TV Series) Gallery
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"The people who are living are haunted by the dead. We are who we are. And we do what we do 'cause they're still here. In our heads. In the forest. The whole world is haunted now. And there's no getting out of that. Not until we're dead."
—Tyreese to Carol.[src]

Tyreese is a main character and survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is the older brother of Sasha and was also the leader of a small group of survivors. He is now a member of Rick's group. His favored weapon is a hammer.

Pre-Apocalypse

Jacksonville, Florida

Very little is known about Tyreese's life before or as the outbreak began besides that he had a younger sister named Sasha and a neighbor named Jerry. He lived somewhere in Jacksonville, Florida.

Post-Apocalypse

As the outbreak began, he and his younger sister Sasha stayed in a bunker in their neighbor Jerry's backyard for about 7 months until they ran out of supplies. After that, they met up with AllenDonna and Ben and joined a larger group, which had about 25 survivors at one point. The camp was eventually overrun, and many were killed. For about 6 weeks they wandered until they arrived at the prison. During this time Tyreese saves Donna and she becomes somewhat smitten with him.

Season 3

"Made to Suffer"

Tyreese makes his debut appearance in this episode. He is seen with a group of survivors in the woods. One survivor from his group, Donna, is bitten on the arm by a walker, while escaping from a small herd. While they run away, Tyreese discovers a destroyed wall, which ends up being the back of the prison. Tyreese leads them through the broken part of the fence and into the facility. Tyreese's group is attacked by walkers again, this time, inside the boiler room. His sister, Sasha, screams as she and her friends are being attacked, and she is heard from the other side of the prison, where Rick's group is. Carl heads to the room, and after helping Tyreese by killing some of the walkers, he takes the group safely into the other side of the Prison. Tyreese attempts to kill Donna with his hammer to avoid reanimation, but as he's about to, Carl locks his group out. Sasha argues with Carl over locking them out and demands that he and Hershel let them inside, but Tyreese calms the situation down by telling his sister that they had never been in a better place for weeks, and she should leave Carl alone.

"The Suicide King"

Tyreese is at the common room telling Hershel how he managed to survive through the past months. Later, when Tyreese and his group go outside to bury Donna, he starts arguing with Ben and Allen over them planning to take over The Prison. Tyreese disagrees with them, stating that Rick's group are good people, and that they don't want any trouble, unaware there are more survivors that make up The Prison group. When Rick decides their fate, he has a vision of Lori, which causes him to lash out and order her to leave, which causes Tyreese's group to flee in fear (believing Rick was yelling at them).

"Home"

Tyreese does not appear in this episode but, he and his group are briefly mentioned when Glenn is trying to figure out how they arrived at the prison. He and his group left the prison.

"I Ain't a Judas"

Tyreese and his group run into Andrea and Milton during their journey from the prison. Milton and Andrea tell them about Woodbury, and Milton offers to take them there. He and the group arrive in Woodbury, where they are greeted by The Governor. Tyreese mentions the Prison to Philip, and says that he can provide some details about the layout of the prison and offers to help defend Woodbury from the Prison Group.

"Clear"

Tyreese does not appear in this episode.

"Arrow on the Doorpost"

Tyreese does not appear in this episode.

"Prey"

Tyreese and Sasha are seen guarding the wall and Sasha makes fun of how a poor shot Tyreese is when Andrea tries to lure them away to another part of the wall. When they refuse, she confesses that she's leaving Woodbury. "The Governor is not what he seems to be," she warns before fleeing. They inform The Governor about Andrea's escape and Tyreese asks "This isn't a prison camp, is it?" The Governor reassures them no and that he's merely concerned for Andrea's safety.

Back in Woodbury, Tyreese is yelled at by Allen for jeopardizing their standing with The Governor. Allen then blames Tyreese for a prior encounter where he saved Donna in front of his family, emasculating Allen (in his eyes) in front of his family. They are brought by Martinez to a walker pit and are asked for help rounding up the dead. Tyreese realizes that the Walkers will be used to tear the Prison survivors apart and refuses to participate in the plan. He offers to leave Woodbury; Allen steps in and the two fight, nearly resulting in Tyreese dropping Allen into the Walker pit, but he relents at the last second. The Governor tells Tyreese and Sasha that the pit Walkers are just a scare tactic and were never intended to kill people. Not fully convinced, Tyreese nevertheless apologizes for being difficult.

"This Sorrowful Life"

Tyreese does not appear in this episode.

"Welcome to the Tombs"

Tyreese is seen being told to gear up and head out to the Prison, but he and Sasha both decline, offering to guard the children and elderly. That night, they encounter Karen along with Rick's group and demand to know what's going on. Tyreese is told that The Governor went mad and killed the soldiers who were trying to retreat and is horrified when he sees the room where Andrea is held hostage in. Both he and Sasha commandeer a bus and use it to transport the other survivors from Woodbury to the Prison and they formally join Rick's group.

Season 4

"30 Days Without An Accident"

Tyreese is seen paying Karen a visit and kisses her. He talks about the supply run with her and offers to help her kill the walkers so they could spend time together.

Sasha is seen readying a vehicle with Tyreese to go on a supply run to Big Spot. Bob asks her if he can go. She is initially reluctant to let him come along, saying he has only been with them a week. "You were out on your own when Daryl found you. I just want to make sure you know how to play on a team," she tells him, but ultimately decides to let him come.

At Big Spot, Sasha lays out the group's plan to get in and get out. Things go awry when Bob accidentally breaks a shelf, which lands on him. Walkers suddenly begin falling in from holes in the ceiling. Zach is bitten by one while saving Bob. A helicopter makes the roof cave in, crushing Zach and the walkers while Tyreese and the others escape.

Later that night, Tyreese and Karen are seen in their cell talking to one another before going to sleep.

"Infected"

Tyreese is seen with Karen, he starts to singing about her until she leaves for her cell block. Later on, Tyreese saves Karen during the walker attack on Cell Block D. She then is seen coughing and being brought to Tyreese's cell. However, the Council decides to take her away from the healthy people as they discovered there is a disease that kills people. When Tyreese goes to visit her, he finds a blood trail that leads outside. He finds two burned corpses, one of them being Karen as it has her bracelet and the other being David.

"Isolation"

Carol, Rick, and Daryl meet Tyreese in the courtyard. Tyreese explains that he came to see Karen, but instead found a blood trail leading to the sight of her and David murdered in cold blood. Tyreese then approaches Rick, demanding him to use his cop-skills to find out who did it. When Tyreese starts to become physical with Daryl, Rick tries to conciliate Tyreese, but he pummels Rick twice. Rick fights back, and repeatedly pummels Tyreese in the face, both breaking his own hand and giving Tyreese a wounded eye. Daryl restrains Rick, preventing the latter from doing anymore harm. Tyreese is later seen digging two graves for Karen and David. Bob Stookey finds him doing this, and tries to convince him to get his eye looked at. Tyreese declines and says that he won't do so until the bodies are buried. Bob decides to lend a hand, and starts to help him dig a second grave.

Daryl later finds him and asks if he wants to help the group's supply team, whose aim is to retrieve medical supplies from a far off college. He, however, turns down the offer, but later joins them after seeing Sasha's condition. During the drive to the college with Daryl, Bob and Michonne, a radio transmission can be heard. Daryl attempts to tune the radio in, however, he crashes into a walker and almost drives into a walker herd. The supply group is quickly surrounded by the herd and decide to make a run for it. Everyone but Tyreese manages to make it out of herd's range. Tyreese gets converged by walkers when he exits the car. He starts to fight them off with his hammer. The group decides to leave him behind, believing that there is no way that he can survive. Moments later, however, when the supply group have managed to escape into a forest clearing, they hear the bushes behind them rustle. Two walkers burst out, however, Tyreese follows through seconds later and smashes one in the head. He falls to the ground, exhausted, and is helped up by Daryl before more walkers catch up.

"Indifference"

Tyreese and his supply-group continue to walk to find another vehicle, as they were forced to ditch their former one, due to a massive herd. They find an auto-shop, and after clearing some ivy, find a minivan, which just needs a battery. A few walkers are inside and the group proceeds to clean them out. As the group chops away at the overgrowth, Tyreese, still unhappy with Karen's death, cuts too fast and pulls at a door, releasing the auto-shop's walkers. The group kills them after a struggle, but Tyreese refuses to let go of his walker, still trapped in the ivy. He eventually pulls it out and they struggle before the others kill it. While scavenging the veterinary college for medical supplies, Daryl and his supply-group are ambushed by walkers who have seemingly died from the same flu-like disease present in the Prison. Tyreese helps the group escape by throwing a fire extinguisher through the window and they all jump onto the roof of an outside walkway. Bob almost loses his bag but manages to retrieve it. Daryl finds there is nothing in his bag but a bottle of liquor, which he attempts to throw away. Bob puts his hand on his holster, pleading with Daryl to give him the bottle back. Daryl, un-intimidated, disarms Bob and grabs him until Tyreese breaks them up, saying that Bob has already made his choice. Daryl says that they should have never allowed Bob into the prison group, and that he will beat him into the ground if he drinks even a sip of liquor before the sick prisoners take the medicine.

"Internment"

Tyreese and the group arrive after Rick and Carl kill the horde. Tyreese asks Rick if Sasha is okay, which Rick replies he doesn't know. Later, Tyreese is shown with Sasha, comforting her.

"Live Bait"

Tyreese does not appear in this episode.

"Dead Weight"

Tyreese does not appear in this episode.

"Too Far Gone"

When Tyreese is approached by Rick and Daryl, both of whom want to talk about the killings of Karen and David, he persuades Rick to see what he found: a tortured and mutilated rat. After stating that the one who killed Karen and David and fed the walkers through the fence with rats is the same person and a psychopath, Rick tells him that it is impossible. Before Rick gets the chance to tell him why, The Governor's tank shot a shell, blowing up a guard tower and making a lot of noise. After negotiation with The Governor failed and Hershel is killed, Tyreese is seen holding a M1 rifle and participated in the prison defense with other survivors. After The Governor broke down the fence with his men, Tyreese, who is known for his bad aptitude with a gun, was being pushed back while fighting Alisha and another unnamed soldier. After being pushed back behind flower pots, he is saved by Lizzie and Mika Samuels, who kill Alisha and the unnamed soldier. After he tells them they need to leave, he yells at the two, telling them that they are going the wrong way.

"After"

Tyreese does not appear in this episode.

"Inmates"

Tyreese is seen walking through the woods with Mika and Lizzie, with baby Judith, whom they managed to take with them while fleeing the prison, strapped to his chest. Tyreese does his best to cope with a crying Judith, a grim, determined Lizzie, and a terrified Mika. When Mika becomes so frightened that she runs off further into the forest, Tyreese finds her and calms her down. During this encounter, Tyreese gets a scratch on his arm, which worries Lizzie.

Tyreese hears screams from the railroad tracks, and leaves Judith with the girls to try to see if it's someone from their group. Tyreese helps the group kill the various walkers who have attacked them, but is ultimately the only survivor of the conflict. As he prepares to go back to the girls, he turns around to see them standing near him, along with Carol, who is holding Judith. Tyreese, who knows nothing of the reason why Carol wasn't at the prison during the fall, greets her warmly. 

Before turning, the last remaining survivor tells them of a safe haven known as Terminus. They decide to try to find it.

"Claimed"

Tyreese does not appear in this episode.

"Still"

Tyreese does not appear in the episode.

"Alone"

Tyreese does not appear in this episode, but is mentioned by Bob when he talks to Sasha, telling her that Tyreese could have possibly followed the Terminus sign and may be there. He later asks Sasha if she is scared of going to Terminus to gain closure on her brother.

"The Grove"

Tyreese is first seen with Carol, Lizzie, Mika and Judith, sleeping on the railroad, while Carol and Lizzie are speaking. He is having nightmares, and speaking in his sleep; repeating the word "no". While on the railroad tracks with Judith and Lizzie, Tyreese prepares to kill a walker which got stuck on the train tracks, but is stopped by Lizzie, who tells him she understands walkers have to be killed sometimes, but sometimes they don't. While they are boiling water, Tyreese looks out the window to find Lizzie scolding Carol about killing a walker. As Tyreese and Carol set out to scout the woods for deer, they come back to camp to find Mika's lifeless body and Lizzie holding her knife, her hand dripping with blood, in an attempt to show Carol and Tyreese that the walkers aren't different, and that she was preparing to kill Judith too. Tyreese tells Carol that Lizzie admitted to feeding mice to the walkers at the prison and also killing the dissected rabbit he found in the tombs the day of the Governor's attack. Tyreese also believes she killed Karen and David, but Carol counters that Lizzie would have allowed them to turn. After Carol executes Lizzie, the two bury the sisters next to each other, Tyreese carries the body of Lizzie and places her in the grave. As they are sitting in the darkened room, she slides her revolver across the table to Tyreese and admits that she killed Karen and David in an attempt to keep the flu from spreading to the other survivors, and that Tyreese can do what he has to do. Tyreese takes his hand off the revolver, telling Carol he forgives her but he will never forget what she did, and that it has now become a part of who Carol is. Tyreese and Carol are last seen departing the grove house as voiceovers of Lizzie, Mika and Carol are heard.

"Us"

Tyreese does not appear in this episode, but is mentioned by Sasha when she talks to Abraham, as she wants to go to Terminus because Tyreese may be there. 

"A"

Tyreese only appears in flashbacks in this episode. He is seen walking with Carol. When RickCarlDaryl, and Michonne end up inside the boxcar in Terminus, he, Carol, and Judith are not seen with the other survivors, leaving his status unknown although it can be assumed that he is on the road to Terminus along with Carol and Judith.

Season 5

"No Sanctuary"

Tyreese and Carol are seen walking on the railroad tracks when they hear gunshots coming from Terminus and a herd of walkers headed in that direction. After hiding, they come across a shack and a member of Terminus named Martin, who mentions Michonne and Carl as he communicates with Cynthia (another member of Terminus) while planting fireworks. Tyreese and Carol overhear this while they get the drop on Martin, binding his hands with a seat belt in the shack as she sets off to rescue the others. Martin tells Tyreese to take a car and Judith and get out of there alive. When Tyreese turns his back to Martin when a herd of walkers approach, Martin lunges towards Judith and puts his hands around her neck, threatening to break it and orders Tyreese to go outside and face the herd of walkers. Tyreese, however, kills them all and tackles Martin to the ground of the shack, punching him several times and saying that he is not going to kill him. When Rick and the others show up, Tyreese tells Carol that he killed the man because he was threatening to kill Judith. 

"Strangers"

Tyreese is seen traveling with the group. At some point, while Tyreese and Carol are refilling their water, he tells Carol she needs to tell the group about Karen and David and that they'd have to understand. He doesn't want her to talk about Lizzie and Mika, however, because he wants to forget about it. Later, Tyreese looks on as Bob and Sasha play a game called Bad out of the Good, which Sasha explains to him. He's present when the group rescues Gabriel and they go to his church. Tyreese volunteers to stay behind and look after Judith while the others go for supplies, for which Rick is grateful. Later that night, he is eating and celebrating with the group as Rick decides they're heading to Washington D.C.

"Four Walls and a Roof"

Tyreese grabs Sasha in the woods when she is looking for Bob. He takes her back to the church for safety. He is seen listening to Gabriels confessions. When Bob is brought in from outside Tyreese watches. Tyreese does not take part in the massacre of the cannibals, instead remainign inside the church with Judith, Carl, Eugene, Rosita and Bob. Before they leave he tries to persuade Sasha to stay with Bob for when he wakes up. She hands him a knife in case he doesn't. He watches the massacre in shock when it happens. When Bob dies, Tyreese stops Sasha from preventing his reanimation, instead dealing with it himself. The next day he digs graves for the cannibals and Rick joins him. When Rick asks him how the journey to Terminus went he replies 'it killed me'. Rick tells him that it didn't. He stays behind with his sister when the group splits up, choosing to remain at the church.

"Consumed"

Tyreese is seen in a flashback, digging graves with Carol after she killed Lizzie.

"Crossed"

Tyreese will appear in this episode.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Tyreese has killed:

Relationships

Sasha

"Was there ever a time, you weren't the boss of me?"
—Tyreese to Sasha.[src]

Sasha is Tyreese's younger sister. Surviving together, they have made a good team with Allen and his family. She seems to have different viewpoints on crucial decisions Tyreese makes. However, she and Tyreese both disapprove of Allen and Ben's plan to overtake the prison in "The Suicide King". In "Prey" Sasha pokes fun at Tyreese's poor shooting skills, showing that the pair like joking around with each other. Later in the same episode, Tyreese starts to fight with Allen and almost kills him, but as soon as Sasha tells Tyreese not to, he stops. This shows that the two have a loving and caring relationship. When Tyreese finds out that The Governor killed his own men, both he and Sasha decide to leave Woodbury with Rick to go back to the prison in order to keep each other safe from The Governor for when, or if, he returns.

When Tyreese found out that Sasha was sick, he became extremely saddened and decided to go on the supply run with the priority to find her a cure. He left her on a touching goodbye, and told her to get some rest. This, coupled with Karen's death, later caused him to fight the massive walker herd in a suicidal rage. After the supply run for medicine, Tyreese and the group return with a cure, and Tyreese happily reunites with his sister.

Tyreese and Sasha are separated during the fall of the prison. Although he is busy trying to help keep Lizzie, Mika, and Judith safe, he's clearly concerned about Sasha's safety when Lizzie says that Sasha is likely dead. Sasha on the other hand, agrees to head to Terminus, stating that her brother could still be alive and be there, showing that the two care for one another's safety. He is extremely happy to be reunited with her.

Karen

"I dream about Karen. I see her every night. And every time I forget she's dead. Sometimes, we just talk. And sometimes, I see her in the crowd... in a city I've never been to. And it's back before everything happened. And then... some nights, the bad ones... I see someone kill her. Some stranger. Then I lose her all over again. "
—Tyreese remembering Karen.[src]

After becoming the sole survivor of the Governor's assault on his own militia, Karen is rescued by Rick's group and she in turn takes them to Woodbury. Tyreese is initially hesitant in allowing the group inside until Karen reveals herself to be alive, detailing that the Governor fired on his own people and that Rick's people saved her. In Season 4, it is revealed that Tyreese and Karen have formed an intimate relationship and Tyreese volunteered to kill the walkers on the fence so he could get to know her better. Upon Karen's death, Tyreese breaks down on the ground and starts to cry. As seen in Isolation and Too Far Gone, he seeks revenge on someone who killed Karen. When he does find out Carol killed Karen, he asks if it was quick, hoping she felt no pain.

Allen

"Like you looked out for Donna?"
—Tyreese instigating Allen into a fight.[src]

Allen is Tyreese's friend and he and his family are the first people Tyreese and Sasha met after running out of supplies in their neighbors bunker. Tyreese and Allen seem to get along and work well as a team. When Donna was bit, Sasha informed the group they need to kill her before Donna kills them, but Tyreese and Allen told Sasha that Allen and Ben should not have to do this and do it somewhere private, safe, and away from Donna's family. When Allen mentions taking over the prison, Tyreese and Sasha both disapprove and Tyreese manages to convince Allen that it would be more beneficial for them to convince the prison group to allow them to join, rather than overtake them. This shows that Allen trusts Tyreese's judgement to some degree. Though it was originally shown that they were good friends, in "Prey" it is revealed that Allen harbors a grudge on Tyreese. According to Allen, at some point Tyreese saved Donna from a walker when Allen could have, and the way Donna revered Tyreese cause bitterness between the two men. Allen also states that Tyreese "showed him up" in front of Ben. In "Prey", the two argue, as Allen attempts to talk Tyreese out of causing trouble with The Governor. The two engage in a physical fight after Tyreese and Sasha refuse to help collect walkers from the "biter pit". Tyreese gets infuriated to the point that he almost shoves Allen into the pit, but decides against it. The two seem to be on unsteady ground after this altercation, and it seems that their apparent friendship has been severed. 

Donna

"And from that moment, she was glued to you like a lost puppy. Her knight in shining armor."
—Allen regarding Donna.[src]

Donna seemed to respect Tyreese as a friend and the leader of their group. When Sasha proposes to leave a bitten Donna for the walkers, Tyreese refuses to do so. Following Donna's death, Tyreese was saddened and volunteered to prevent her reanimation. At Woodbury, Allen mentions that Donna was "glued" to Tyreese after he saved Donna from a walker, much to Allen's dismay.

Ben

"Sasha, we can't do this. Ben's not ready."
—Tyreese regarding leaving Donna.[src]

Ben seemed to respect Tyreese as a friend and the leader of their group. When Sasha proposes to leave a bitten Donna for the walkers, Tyreese refuses to do so, stating that Ben is not ready to lose his mother. Following Donna's death, Tyreese volunteered to prevent her reanimation, not wanting Ben to do it. Their relationship started to be hostile when Tyreese fought with Allen, with Ben yelling at Tyreese to leave his father alone.

Rick Grimes

"Today? Right now? 'Cause I'm not feeling the urgency. All I see you doing is pumping water. In fact, what I'm picking up is... murder is okay in this place now."
—Tyreese to Rick.[src]

Upon meeting Tyreese, Rick is distrustful of him and tells him that he could not stay with them. Tyreese offers his help and tries to convince Rick into letting him join, but leaves without any arguments when Rick shouts at him to get out [Rick was actually shouting at a hallucination of Lori]. At Woodbury, while Allen says that Rick is a whack job to The Governor, Tyreese understands why Rick is a little unhinged.

Rick later lets Tyreese rejoin the prison group and comes to trust him as a member of their group. When Karen is murdered in cold blood, Tyreese is unhinged, just like Rick was months before. He angrily punches Rick, who retaliates, brutally beating Tyreese. Later, Rick apologizes for what happened earlier, and promises that he will find out who murdered Karen. Tyreese, however, blames Rick for pumping water for the sick residents rather than find out who murdered Karen. Tyreese leaves with Bob, Daryl, and Michonne to find medicine for Sasha. When he returns, he is on civil enough terms with Rick to confide in him about the mutilated animal he found. The fall of the prison and separation of most of the group impede any further relationship between the two men.

Tyreese cares for Judith when the group is separated, and he is very happy to see them reunited. Rick and Tyreese's friendship is strengthened, and Ty shows his readiness to help Rick and the group, despite what happpened before.

Carl Grimes

"Sasha! Back away from the door and let the man go. Look around you. This is the best we've had it in weeks. His house. We've got other things to do. We don't want any trouble."
—Tyreese to Sasha and Carl.[src]

After hearing the screaming of Tyreese's group being attacked inside the prison, Carl goes to investigate. Carl helps the group and brings them to safety. He then locks them inside a room, as the group was unsure what to do with them. While Sasha is upset and yells at him for locking them up, Tyreese is understanding and respects Carl for saving him and his group. Carl was later angry about Rick's decision to let Tyreese join the prison but as time goes on, the two have formed a friendship and get along well.

Judith Grimes

"I know, I know... What do you want? What do you want?"
—Tyreese responding to Judith's cry[src]

During his escape from the prison, Tyreese finds Judith unattended to and saves her. Alongside Lizzie and Mika, Tyreese has taken a liking to Judith and frequently looks after her on their journey to Terminus. Tyreese seems to prefer judith over himself, as he risked his life by fighting walkers using his hand to save her from Martin.

Carol Peletier

"I forgive you. I'm never gonna forget. It happened. You did it. You feel it. I know you do. It's a part of you now. Me, too. But I forgive you. We don't need to stay. We can't stay."
—Tyreese to Carol.[src]

Tyreese did not have much interaction with Carol, but it can be assumed that they initially had a fairly good relationship with each other.

Tyreese did not have much initial interaction with Carol, but it can be assumed that they had a fairly good relationship with each other. Carol is one of the people who stays behind at the prison while most of the men leave to free Maggie and Glenn from the Governor's clutches. Tyreese and his group arrive at the prison around this time. Carol and the others keep the group locked up, as a precaution, but give them food and water and allow them to bury their dead (Donna). Carol seems to have no problem with Tyreese's group joining the prison permanently.

Eventually, Tyreese and Sasha return to the prison, and he presumably gets to know Carol better. In "Isolation," Carol is shocked and distraught as Tyreese fights with Rick upon discovery of his girlfriend Karen's charred remains. Tyreese is devastated, but before he leaves to find medicine for Sasha, he lets Carol know how he appreciates her support.

Unbeknownst to Tyreese, Carol is the one who killed Karen (along with another man, David, who was also ill). Carol confides her actions in Rick, who, disturbed by her lack of remorse, banishes her in "Indifference," while Tyreese is still away from the prison. When Rick is about to inform Tyreese of the situation in "Too Far Gone", The Governor and his militia arrive at the prison.

Tyreese flees the prison with Lizzie and Mika (the little girls Carol had agreed to raise), along with baby Judith. After some time on the road, Carol finds the girls and they go to Tyreese (who'd left them in the woods because he heard yelling on the train tracks). Initially, Carol believes Tyreese knows the truth and will harm her, but instead, he hugs her. Tyreese is delighted at Carol's reappearance because he thought Carol had died (Rick returning to the prison alone made him think so.) Carol chooses to keep quiet about her role in the murders. They continue to follow the tracks to try to find Terminus.

In "The Grove", he and Carol have become closer, with Carol treating the infection on his arm and sharing in taking care of the girls. After they find a small cottage to rest in, Tyreese even says he would be happy starting a life there with Carol and the children, because he trusts her. After Carol executes Lizzie (due to Lizzie killing her sister and nearly killing Judith), she, exhausted and guilt-ridden, confesses to Karen and David's murders, placing a revolver on the table to let him decide her fate. Tyreese is shocked and nearly grabs the revolver, but says he forgives her, but he would never forget what she had done because it has now become a part of who she is. He tells Carol they can't stay at the cottage now, and they, along with Judith, resume their search for Terminus.

Daryl Dixon

"Oh, there you are. Took me damn forever to find you. Whatcha doing? Man, I want to find them too. Put a bolt in them for what they did. These people are cut off. Ain't no way anyone's getting in and out without a whole bunch of people seeing 'em. Standing guard ain't gonna do no good unless we come back with them meds, alright? We're gassing up by the front gate in case you change your mind."
—Daryl to Tyreese.[src]

Tyreese did not have much initial interaction with Daryl, but it can be assumed that they had a fairly good relationship with each other. When the remaining Woodbury residents are brought to the prison, Daryl goes along with it, showing that he trusts Tyreese as a friend. After Karen is murdered, Daryl promises to find her murderer, and tries to calm Tyreese down. Tyreese pins Daryl to a wall, and Daryl replies that the two are on the same side. Daryl later requests for Tyreese's help for the supply run, and is grateful towards him when he agrees. Daryl is relieved to see Tyreese alive after his run in with a herd of walkers, and the two continue working with each other during their supply run.

Andrea

To be added

Hershel Greene

"I appreciate you taking care of us. For a while, we didn't know who we were dealing with."
—Tyreese thanking Hershel.[src]

Hershel and Tyreese have formed a quick friendship upon meeting each other. Tyreese is grateful towards Hershel for offering to help, and promises to do whatever he can for him and the prison group. Hershel later tries to convince Rick into letting Tyreese and his group stay in the prison and to give them a chance at earning their place. When the Woodbury residents including Tyreese join the prison, Hershel is happy to see him again and gives him a friendly pat on the shoulder. In the following months, Tyreese and Hershel have established a good friendship. Tyreese is grateful towards Hershel for saving Sasha and the other sick prison residents' lives. After Hershel was decapitated by the Governor, Tyreese mercilessly fired at The Governor's Militia, enraged over the death of his friend.

Maggie Greene

To be added

Michonne

"Why the hell didn't you let go?"
—Michonne to Tyreese[src]

For most of their time at the prison, Tyreese and Michonne participate in group supply runs together. Tyreese and Michonne talk about the former's suicidal rage, where Michonne shows to care about Tyreese's well being, implying a stable relationship. Michonne is relieved to see Tyreese alive after his run in with a herd of walkers. The group later discovers a car parked at an auto shop, but it is covered by vines and tree bushes. As they cut through the bushes, Tyreese relentlessly hacks away, knocking the handle off a door. Walkers begin coming through the bushes and Tyreese gets tackled by one because he wouldn't let it go. Michonne and Tyreese later hack at the bushes together, and Michonne tells him that he has every right to be angry, but his anger would make him stupid and get him killed. Tyreese asks her if she is still angry about the Governor. Michonne says that she would cut him in half if he was standing there, but not because she's angry, but because it needs to be done. Tyreese asks her why she is still looking for him, to which she replies she doesn't know.

The Governor

"Look, we don't want to be out there. It's only a matter of time before-- Whatever we got to do to earn our keep."
—Tyreese offering his help to the governor.[src]

Tyreese and his group meet The Governor and ask to stay in Woodbury. The group explains to The Governor that they were kicked out of the prison and offer information about The Prison and the group. Tyreese wants to help defend against Woodbury's enemies, but The Governor rejects their offer. Tyreese later finds out how deranged and evil The Governor really is and he resolves to take as many survivors as possible and flee Woodbury, severing any type of friendship between the two. Tyreese later participates in the bloody battle which kills the Governor along with many others on both sides.

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Bob Stookey

"Just let it go, Daryl. Man's made his choice. Nothing you can do about it, you just gotta let it go."
—Tyreese to Daryl about Bob.[src]

Bob comes to Tyreese at the prison asking if he can do his part to help out. It is possible Bob looks to Tyreese as a leader, for he goes to him to ask about how he can do his part. Bob also shows horrified concern when Tyreese is swarmed by a large group of walkers. He also showed concern after Tyreese and Rick had a fight, and told him to check on his wounds. When Daryl finds out that Bob took the wine, he stops him from killing Bob, saying he made his choice and to let it go. After escaping Terminus, Tyreese doesn't mind Bob being in a relationship with his sister, showing that he approves of their relationship and trusts Bob.

Lizzie Samuels

"I brought her some food. Cleared out her room. Made sure she doesn't have any knives. Anything like that. She has a shoe box full of mice. I asked her if she was the one feeding the walkers at the prison. That was her. And at the tombs, we found this rabbit, pulled apart and nailed to a board. That was her, too. Said she was just having fun. I was thinking, maybe she killed Karen and David. But I don't know how she could drag them away."
—Tyreese to Carol, regarding Lizzie's mental state.[src]

Tyreese and Lizzie have a stable relationship during their stay at the prison. During the governor's attack, Tyreese is grateful towards Lizzie for saving his life, and escapes the prison with her. On the road, Tyreese does his best to keep the girls, along with baby Judith, safe. He is at times thrown by Lizzie's bleak worldview, like when she flatly tells him Sasha is dead.

When he and the girls reunite with Carol and they find an abandoned cottage, Tyreese enjoys their time together, even suggesting they settle down there. Later, when Carol and Tyreese see that Lizzie has murdered her sister and is about to kill Judith, Tyreese is horrified. He then assumes that she killed Karen and David because of her psychotic tendencies, and agrees with Carol when she suggests that Lizzie should be executed for the safety of everyone else. He buries Lizzie and Mika in the grove before he, Carol, and Judith return to the road and towards Terminus.

Mika Samuels

"Don't be sorry. You each do things your own way. But you both get it done."
—Tyreese to Mika.[src]

Tyreese and Mika have a stable relationship during their stay at the prison. During the governor's attack, Tyreese is grateful towards Mika for saving his life, and escapes the prison with her. After escaping the prison, Tyreese does his best to help Mika keep going, understanding and supporting her when she runs off and when she cries over not being as strong as Lizzie. Tyreese continues to look after and care for Mika after Carol's return. When he and the girls reunite with Carol and they find an abandoned cottage, Tyreese enjoys their time together, even suggesting they settle down there. Tyreese is shocked and saddened upon finding out that Mika was murdered by her own sister.

Martin

Martin seemed to respect Tyreese in their short time together. However after Rick and  the group destroyed Terminus, any respect Martin had for Tyreese was lost and he began to despise him.


Appearances


Trivia

  • In the list of action figures expected to be released, Tyreese's last name is mentioned to be "Williams".[1]
  • Tyreese may be left handed or cross dominant, as he is shown aiming with his left eye and left hand throughout the series, but wields his trademark hammer in his right hand.
  • Tyreese is one of three characters who formerly lived in Woodbury (though he only stayed there briefly) who is still alive.

References

TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlJudithLori
Sheriff's Department LambertShaneLeon
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp GlennDarylCarolMoralesMirandaLouisElizaAndrea
MerleTheodoreDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelAbuelaGilbertJorge
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelJosephineAnnetteShawnArnold
JimmyPatriciaOtisLaceyDuncan
Dave and Tony's Group NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneAndreMikeTerry
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertKarenMilton
PennyFoster HaleyPaulMichaelRichardJodyTim
CrowleyGargulioWarrenStevensRowanEileenNoahJacobsonOwenErynThomasEricBettyGreg
Military Personnel SeanFranklinBradWilsonCallawayWelles
Prison Newcomers TyreeseSashaBobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioChloe
CalebNorisHenryDavidRichardsCharlieRyanBecky
PatrickZachAllenBenDonna
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group MitchAlishaRossPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors RositaEugeneGabriel
The Claimers JoeTonyHarleyDanBillyLouLen
Terminus GarethAlbertMartinMikeGregTheresaMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital DawnStevenBobShepherdO'DonnellLicariNoahPercyBelloTanakaAlvaradoJefferiesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Miscellaneous Survivors SamanthaPaulaSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyFlameViolet
Walkers HannahSummerWayneLouiseDougErinNick
TonyBillJoe Sr.Eddie
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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  • Possible Carol and Tyresse relationship?

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    • BenjiHudson wrote:HEELLLLL NO! She isn't weak and dependant like she was in the comics, and a relationship in the show jsut wouldn't work....
    • Im sure that wont ever be happening.... Even if Tyreese forgave Carol, it would still be extremely awkward and weird to watch if he ended up i...
  • Who will die first? Tyreese or Sasha?

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    • I think Tyreese... only reason I say this maybe Sasha took over Andrea's place from the comics bc like in the comics Dale dies which is Andre...
    • Tyreese. and also, Tyreese thought he killed Martin.

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