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

Actually, the answer to this is probably found in the words of Rick Grimes himself, in 2015, the episode named Them. [there's a long pause as the storm thunders over them] Rick Grimes: When I was a ...
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What's the criteria/reasoning for Rick's three questions in The Walking Dead?

Ankit has given the authoritative answer, from an official source, and I fully agree with that reasoning. For the sake of furthering in-universe theorycrafting, and because I (at least) find it ...
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Is the world of The Walking Dead realistic

Most food is perishable. Expect maybe a year of easy food, not including hoarding of food caches. But you would eventually run out without moving and hoping no one got the area first. Malnutrition ...
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Opening Scene of The Walking Dead?

The "Smart Zombie" scenes: There are five incidents like this in the series, and - not coincidentally - they all happen within the first two episodes. Episode 1: The zombie girl picking up the bear ...
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What's the criteria/reasoning for Rick's three questions in The Walking Dead?

The answer was given by Andrew Lincoln, himself. Quoted from comicbook.com: During the Talking Dead after-show, actor Andrew Lincoln explained the reasons behind the three questions. "If they ...
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Character deaths in "The Walking Dead" show vs. comic

TL;DR: Yes. Note: This answer has so many spoilers that it doesn't make sense to hide them all, and there is a bit of gore. If you don't like spoilers or gore, you might want to skip this answer (...
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Why does Eugene from the Walking Dead speak in this manner?

TL;DR: In-Universe: Because Eugene is socially awkward, didn't have many friends for most of his life, and may have Asperger's Syndrome Out-of-Universe: Because Josh McDermitt is imitating his ...
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Are they going to reveal how the virus spread and who made it?

Quite possibly no. Executive producer Robert Kirkman discussed this at a packed panel in Las Vegas, stating: "[Learning the origins] is not the priority in Walking Dead; that's not the priority ...
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Shouldn't Carl's hat be too tight by now?

As much as I remember he was given the hat by his father. It was actually Rick's sheriff hat. So it already is an adult man's hat and I doubt Carl has already outgrown his father in terms of hat size.
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In season 3 of The Walking Dead, was Morgan referring to The Whisperers from Season 9?

Probably not a deliberate one... As I recall Morgan had been hallucinating in that episode so it's possible he was referring to that. Even the actor and producer weren't sure so it seems unlikely ...
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Is the title 'The Walking Dead' referring to the main characters of the series?

Yes. But it's also referring to the zombies. It's an example of dramatic irony of the most classic type that the title refers in a very obvious way to the fact that there is a bunch of dead people ...
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Why does Negan keep saying he needs to shave?

He is clean shaven in the comics In the comics Negan is clean shaven. But Jeffrey Dean Morgan had to keep his beard Jeffrey Dean Morgan was completing another role, The Good Wife which required him ...
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How did Carl survive the eyeshot?

Based on the Talking Dead after the episode, they cleared up what happened. The bullet glanced Carl, and chips from shattering bone provided secondary damage to the eye. No internal penetration of ...
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Can a zombie be eaten?

TL;DR; If you cooked the zombie first, you'd probably be okay, but it would be really gross. The evidence from the comics and shows: The Hunters: We've seen people eating meat from a person who ...
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Why don't they just escape from Negan?

People have tried Dwight tried to escape with his wife Sherry and sister-in-law Tina in Season 6, Episode 6 - Always Accountable, after meeting Darryl and Tina being killed by a zombie, they decided ...
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By what names are the walking dead known?

Note: This answer represents the best information I was able to find regarding the following media - The Walking Dead comics, television show (through the middle of season six), print novels, and ...
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Why do the walkers resurrect at the presence of a human?

but when Rick for example ends up in that tank in the city (S1E01), there is a dead soldier who looked like he's been there for days, and way longer than 8 hours, but when Rick sits next to him in ...
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How did Patrick get the killer virus that kills you so you convert to a walker?

It was established earlier on (I think in Season 1's finale, when they were at the CDC in Atlanta?) that everyone has already been infected with the virus that causes them to reanimate as a walker ...
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Did she really say 'zombie'?

TL;DR: No. The line you're talking about is actually "I forgot everything you taught me". What does the little girl say? I don't know of any official scripts available online, and the dialogue you'...
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How did Jesus steal the car keys?

When Rick was ambushed. Jesus bumped into him (a pretty easy "bump and run" which almost any pickpocket can easily do) and took the keys. Jesus then created a diversion (the firecrackers), hopped in ...
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Do I need to watch Walking Dead before watching Fear the Walking Dead?

No, you don't have to. The two series have a similar name and are set in the same world, but have nothing to do with each other, not the same character, place or even the same time frame (The ...
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Why are characters not protecting their body?

TL;DR: It isn't explained outright on the show or in the comics, but we do know that the characters often wear body armor when: It is available There is a good reason for wearing it. When we see ...
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Why hasn't the Walking Dead left rural Georgia?

TL;DR: They have. On the Show: The characters start out at Bellwood Quarry on the outskirts of Atlanta, the biggest city in Georgia. Rick rides into Atlanta alone, where he meets Glenn, T-Dog, ...
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Did Carl actually get raped?

I just re-watched the scene in question to refresh my memory. (Warning: Graphic content discussion follows) It's true the fat man (whose name was Dan, apparently) was trying to rape Carl, but he ...
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Is the world of The Walking Dead realistic

With a little exploration, wouldn't supplies be essentially unlimited? Certain supplies wouldn't - types of food - but they could be supplemented with vitamins and foods that purely provide a ...
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Why does Negan kill this character in TWD S07E08?

TL;DR Negan wants Rick in charge. Rick is someone who will do what it takes to protect his people Rick is willing to do hard work and swallow his hatred of Negan to get more supplies Negan wants ...
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Do we know who died in the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead?

TL;DR: Is there any clear out-of-universe evidence that would allow us to definitively narrow down the list or identify the victim? No, not really. There is no out-of-universe information that ...
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Why was that guy sprayed and what was he sprayed with?

What was he sprayed with? Orange spray paint. The victim just before the spray painting The victim the next time we see him, with an orange X spray painted on his chest Why was he spray painted? We ...
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Why was that guy sprayed and what was he sprayed with?

The Saviors sprayed him with paint. I think they marked him so that rick and his group would know next time they see him (hanging from the bridge) that it is the same guy. From where Rick and the ...
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How did Shane and Randall turn so fast?

Yes, they turned because they are already infected. Everyone is infected, regardless of being bitten or having an open wound. The belief is that the virus went airborne, meaning it's transmitted via ...
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