10 Shocking Deaths That Changed The Walking Dead

No one is safe.

Being a main cast member on The Walking Dead doesn€™t offer the same security that it does on most television shows. In their world, no one is safe, and with every new episode, someone is always potentially on the chopping block. Just ask Glenn, whose fate, despite being the third-billed member of the cast, is still up in the air. Whether significant to the plot, wrapping up a story arc, or juxtaposing the violence of other characters' actions, these were the deaths that most impacted The Walking Dead.

10. Sophia

The Death: Uncharacteristic of the series€™s typical gory offerings, Sophia was killed offscreen, propelling the Season 2 mystery of what happened to her and where she was. When they eventually found the zombie Sophia in Hershel€™s barn, it was Rick who finished her off. How It Changed Things: The Walking Dead is at its best when it maintains its frenetic pace, never letting the heroes get comfortable. Season 2 was the low point of the series largely because they spent so much time simply walking around the forest as opposed to killing zombies. Sophia€™s death marked an end to this and righted the course for not only the season, but the series as a whole. To this point, Rick and the group were far from the zombie-killing experts we know and love, but they had still come further than most. The way that Sophia was handled by Hershel reminded us of the fear that was still in others, helping us to recognize Rick's own growth. This didn€™t develop characters so much as it highlighted how they had already changed, but for one, it marked the beginning of a massive shift. Notably, Sophia€™s death was the start of Carol€™s transformation that would take place over the next few years.

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