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An American horror drama TV series about a post-apocalyptic world dominated by zombies known as 'Walkers'.

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Is the title 'The Walking Dead' referring to the main characters of the series?

Until recently I had absolutely no question in my mind as to why the TV series 'The Walking Dead' was titled exactly that - because of the zombies, you know, corpses that have come back to life and ...
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Why isn't the term “Zombie” used?

Since The Walking Dead started, we've heard names like Walkers, Bitters, Dead Heads and some others I don't recall, when referring to the zombies. But, one thing no one has called them are Zombies. ...
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Are the shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead in the same universe?

Rewatching The Walking Dead, I noticed a scene where Daryl goes through Merles drugs and in the bag was Walt aka Heisenberg's blue meth. From my quick google research, pure meth is never blue an ...
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What is the meaning of the letter A?

Season 4, Episode 16 of The Walking Dead is titled "A". The previous episode is titled "US", making it a play on "USA" which is where the series takes place. Together, the two episodes show the main ...
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Opening Scene of The Walking Dead?

In the first scene of the Walking Dead (S1E1), Rick stops by a gas station to look for fuel. He hears a noise, and looks underneath a car and sees feet in slippers walking slowly, and the person ...
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Why aren't the zombies decomposed after all this time?

In The Walking Dead, the more we go through the seasons, the easier it seems to be to crush the zombies' head. The head literally explodes now with a hard hit. This seems logical as after all this ...
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What does Beth mean when she says: “I get it now.”

In The Walking Dead, at the end of the episode Coda, Beth says to Dawn: "I get it now.". What does she mean? How is it related to their earlier conversation?
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How did Shane and Randall turn so fast?

In the last episode (Better Angels) of AMC's The Walking Dead, Shane and Randall became walkers shortly after dying: According to Wikipedia: This episode suggests that the zombie outbreak could be ...
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How was the flu so deadly in Season 4 of The Walking Dead?

In AMC's The Walking Dead, how did the flu take out so much of the population? Me and people I've known have gotten plenty of them. The only time I hear of them killing people is extremely weak and ...
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Can a zombie be eaten?

While watching a recent episode of The Walking Dead, there was a scene where Carl and Michone where scavenging houses for food. It occurred to me, why not just eat the zombies? There are different ...
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What happened to Dee's motorcycle?

I can't figure this out. Season 7, Episode 3. Dee goes out on a motorcycle after getting a radio message about a "smash and grab". Negan tells him to let Fat Joe take care of it, but Dee insists he'...
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Is the world of The Walking Dead realistic [closed]

First - let me clarify the question: I am not asking if Zombies are realistic, or if particular situations are realistic - I allow much room for creative licensing here. My question has more to do ...
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Why killing other humans in the Walking Dead?

In season 3 of the Walking Dead television series, what is the problem with the Governor? Why is he killing other humans? For God's sake, it's the Apocalypse, 95% of the world is dead, all the ...
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The Walking Dead & Breaking Bad: Numbers VS Influence

The Walking Dead is a show that got 16.1 Million Viewers while Breaking Bad "only" got 10.3 Million Viewers at its highest. My question here is: how is it possible that one show, (Breaking Bad) which ...
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As of S03E01, does walker blood have an effect on open orifices/wounds?

During the first episode of Season 3 of The Walking Dead, I noticed the group is now very cavalier about taking down walkers: This is a staunch contrast from the first season when they covered ...
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Character deaths in The Walking Dead show vs comic

Really do not read this if you don't want spoilers, even if you have seen the show but not read the comics this could include unwanted spoilers. You've been warned. The Walking Dead TV Show has ...
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Why don't they cover themselves in zombie guts more often?

It was shown in season 1 by Rick and Glenn, and in season 3 by Michonne, that covering yourself in zombie guts is a pretty effective way of avoiding walkers. Sure it wasn't foolproof, but it was still ...
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Besides the Season 5 premire, have there been any other post credit scenes in The Walking Dead?

I personally never watch after the credits, but my friend told me to watch till the end to see the post credit scenes, and I wondered, if there had been any other scenes I had missed by turning off ...
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How are Michonnes Zombies made?

During some episodes of The Walking Dead Michone has 2 zombies (Mike and Terry) without arms and jaw, which she uses as mules and for protection. I saw images of the actors of the zombies, they have ...
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Why did Daryl take the cash and jewelry?

In The Walking Dead episode S04E12, Daryl and Beth came across a country club while looking for alcohol for Beth to drink. During this time Beth notices Daryl is taking what looks like a purse and ...
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The background of Michonne's walker drones

Does anyone know the true background of the walker drones that Michonne slaughtered before she and Andrea were taken to Woodbury in The Walking Dead? So far, all I have been able to determine is that,...
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Zombies At The Fence - filming head injuries to walkers

When zombies (or walkers or however you refer to them) are in an easily kill-able location, such as the fence at the prison, there are many times where spears or swords or other lengthy objects are ...
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Why are the zombie's skulls so easily crushable? [duplicate]

This has been bothering me for some time...the zombies seem to have heads without skulls, like over-ripe melons. I realize that their flesh is slowly rotting but bone does not rot! How are the ...
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Why does Eugene from the Walking Dead speak in this manner?

Why does Eugene Porter from the Walking Dead speak like he is constantly reporting to an army superior?
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How did Carl survive the eyeshot?

Spoiler Alert! In season 6 of the Walking Dead, we watch the group attempting to walk through a horde of walkers while covered in guts. We then observe Sam Anderson getting killed with his mother ...
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Did she really say 'zombie'?

I think that I have finally heard the word zombie being used in The Walking Dead. Now correct me if I'm wrong but in season 4 episode 2 when the sickness started to spread through the prison Rick ...
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Has Daryl ever fired an arrow and not recovered it?

The only time in The Walking Dead that I can think of that we didn't see Daryl recover the arrow he has shot was when there was the hanging walker in the tree. However, I don't think that there was ...
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Why don't main characters of the Walking Dead shield their legs from crawling walkers?

Over time of watching the Walking Dead, I noticed that main characters adapted well to predicting walker locations and positions. These skills have definitely saved their lives many times. However, ...
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How did Gabriel write “BOAT” in the notebook?

In S07E10 of The Walking Dead we learn that: Given that, how did Gabriel manage to write "BOAT" in the notebook?
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Is there any difference between a “Walker” and “Zombie”?

Is there any difference between the terms "Walker" and "Zombie" as used in the Walking Dead?
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What happened to Judith?

In the The Walking Dead episode "The Grove" (S04E14) the end showed ... If so, why?
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Why are characters not protecting their body?

Every time someone gets bit in The Walking Dead I wonder why don't they all apply some basic protective gear on arms, back and shoulders. Even if it is just some plastic tubes around arms or sth - so ...
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In the Walking Dead why don't humans turn after being cut with infected weapons?

I could never understand how is that a few times I have seen someone fighting with a knife or a sword, killing zombies and then make a cut on a human which would then have no effect? Does the virus ...
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Where did Rick get the matches?

In The Walking Dead season 1, episode 1 (maybe it was the pilot?) when Rick wakes up in the hospital he stumbles around looking at all the carnage until he heads toward the stairwell exit. In the ...
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What are Walker guts made of?

What are people in The Walking Dead really using to make it seem like they are rubbing Walker guts on themselves to stay hidden from Walkers? Are they using like BBQ sauce or something?
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How was this possible at the end of Say Yes?

I may have missed something but in The Walking Dead Season 7, Episode 4 - Service The Saviours came to Alexandria and took ALL of the guns, After Negan remembered that Rick and his group had "an ...
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Why don't Michonne's walker drones try to attack her?

As in the title: Why don't Michonne's walker drones try to attack/bite her (or someone else)? Are they aware of the fact, that they don't have any arms and a jawbone anymore? Further: In some scenes,...
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Why do the walkers in The Walking Dead even need to eat?

I have watched most of the first season of The Walking Dead and I do not understand one thing; why do the walkers need to eat in the first place? Does their digestive system work? If so, why would it, ...
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Why hasn't the Walking Dead left rural Georgia?

In Season 1, Rick travels to Atlanta, and the rest of the survivors later travel to the CDC headquarters. Why, after 4 seasons (with the exception of Eugene and Abraham), has the show not suggested/...
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What was with that scene with Glenn and Daryl?

In Season 4, Episode 13 of The Walking Dead, there was a scene at the very end where Daryl and Glenn step out of a car. Daryl and Glenn haven't seen each other all season. Was that some kind of ...
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Are they going to reveal how the virus spread and who made it?

After watching almost 5 seasons of The Walking Dead I expected that some of the mystery gets be revealed about "authors" of the virus and how it spread, but apparently the producers are not going to ...
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Who did Rick Grimes shoot at the end of the Season 5 finale?

Clearly, Rick Grimes was asked to shoot someone at the end of the season 5 finale of The Walking Dead. I was unable to tell from the angle who it was that he shot, although it seems as though he was ...
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What happened to the family photos?

In The Walking Dead season 3 episode 12 "Clear", Carl risks his life to get a picture of his deceased mother from the local watering hole. He describes it as the last surviving picture of Lori, and he ...
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Why was that guy sprayed and what was he sprayed with?

In the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead, there is a scene during a discussion between Rick and The Saviors where a man is sprayed with something. What is he sprayed with and why?
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Infinite ammo in “The Walking Dead”

The people of TWD seems worry about basic things like food, water and shelter. However, I can't see the same concern about ammunition. I understand the show don't need to be realistic (it's fiction), ...
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Why did Rick decide to keep Negan alive?

In S8E16 of the Walking dead, we see near the end that there is a big gun fight happening, but then later in that fight (Hilltop, scavengers, the kingdom vs the Saviours) Rick and Negan are having a ...
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The Wolves - A Disappearing Storyline In The Walking Dead

So as I'm watching the Walking Dead for the millionth time, I'm still left wondering what the purpose of The Wolves was to the story? They had left marks around the area that our main cast was at, ...
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Why does Jesus side with Maggie in S08E16?

Jesus has always been the voice of mercy and reason in The Walking Dead, even in the last episode of S08E16 when he talks to Morgan. In the last scene of S08E16, he agrees to this: Maggie has her ...
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Differences between the standard and extended versions of TWD S6 E16

Season 6 of The Walking Dead was finally released on DVD and Blu-ray. Among the special features is an extended version of episode 16: ...executive producers Robert Kirkman, Scott M. Gimple and ...
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Why don't humans become Walkers when eating other humans who are infected?

Watching the S05E01 of the Walking Dead, Cannibalism seems to be the way that the members of Terminus survive. Why would they not turn as well eating human flesh because all humans are infected and ...