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"Help... me...."
—Will to his son and Jess Collins after being disemboweled by walkers[src]

Will Dixon is an original character in The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.


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Will Dixon was the father of Daryl and Merle Dixon. He was a man that was always drunk and abused Merle and Daryl numerous times after their mother died, which was caused by their house burning down. Will quit showing any affection that he had for them after the incident. While Merle was in jail, Will started going hunting with Daryl and Jess Collins on a couple of on and off months. Daryl was the son he cared a little for, as he would always blame Merle for the death of his wife. Despite this however, Daryl ended up with both emotional and physical scars from his abuse at the hands of his father.


Survival Instinct

Will is first seen in the forest, hunting with Buck. Buck wanders off and Will goes to search the creek-bed for deer. Will finds a small group of deer, and as he is about to shoot one, Buck screams for Will's help. When Will reaches Buck, he finds that Buck has been overpowered and is being devoured by walkers. Will is about to shoot off the walkers when he himself is surrounded. He attempts to fight his way through the walkers, but is ultimately disemboweled. Jess Collins arrives after he hears the screams. Jess is stunned, and is bitten on the arm by a walker. He kills the walker and Daryl shows up at the scene. Will asks for their help, but knowing that there is no way to save his father, Daryl attempts to put his father out of his misery. He is unable, being overtaken with emotion. Jess then takes over and puts him out of his misery.


Killed By

When Will is returning to Buck after hearing his screams, he sees Buck being devoured by walkers. While attempting to kill the walkers eating Buck, he himself is surrounded and disemboweled.

After being disemboweled, Jess Collins arrives to the scene. Stunned by the sight, Jess lets his guard down and is bitten by a walker. Jess kills the walker and Daryl shows up. Daryl, after Jess tells him his father cannot recover from his injuries, attempts to kill him out of mercy, but is unable to do it. Jess then takes over and shoots Will in the head.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Will has killed:


Survival Instinct


  • When Jess shoots Will, he says, "Sorry, brother." This is what Daryl says when he shoots Dale Horvath out of mercy in "Judge, Jury, Executioner".
  • At the start of the game, Will is a "pseudo-protagonist" (a character controlled by the player at the start of a game, that is not the actual protagonist).
Survival Instinct Characters
Dixon Family DarylMerleWill
Cabot Ridge Survivors JessBuck
Sedalia Survivors KesslerWarrenJimmyLester
Pemberton Sheriff's Department JohnAlbert
Garwater Survivors Hartwell
Fontana Survivors AnnaMiaNoah
Oakview Survivors KennedyMalloryTravisMike
Taggart Survivors CharleneSatchmo
Archer Creek Survivors ChrisSheila
Sherwood Survivors AidenJaneTerry
Miscellaneous Survivors SteveFrankElizabethCandaceDowdleSarahAhmadHollyToddShelleyGloriaAsh
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics. Determinant characters appear in purple. With italics, determinant characters either die or turn undead. Without italics, determinant characters either die, stay alive or are left with unknown status.

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