Season 8 of the Walking Dead begins October 22nd and through seven seasons and 99 episodes thus far, The Walking Dead has proved two things for certain: The dead will rise up and try to eat your face, and former Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Grimes is one badass dude.
A badass is defined as a tough, uncompromising, intimidating person and viewers of AMC’s hit zombie show will already recognize those as traits often exhibited by everyone's favourite walker slaying ex-cop.
From head splitting slices to nose mutilating punches to snappy, sarcastic quips Rick Grimes has captivated audiences and earned the fear and respect of those he shares the Walking Dead universe with. It's not a coincidence that the popularity of the word badass has spiked alongside the popularity of The Walking Dead television series.
What exactly is it that makes Rick Grimes such a badass? Is it the beard? The Colt Python? His pronunciation of the name Carl? There's no doubt he possesses some intangible traits that give him a certain je ne sais quoi but let’s take a look at some of his more physical (and bloody) moments.