Tһe Wаlkinɡ Deаd’s 25 Most Hаted Supportinɡ Cһаrасters

The Walking Dead's 25 Most Hated Supporting Characters


  • The Walking Dead introduced and killed off multiple supporting characters, but the most hated were never as beloved as Hershel or Tyreese. They were satisfying to loathe.
  • Some of the most hated characters were present throughout The Walking Dead’s timeline, while others only appeared for a season or two but left a lasting impact. They often caused problems for the main survivors.
  • The most hated characters in The Walking Dead were divisive, with some transitioning from hate to adoration. There were supporting characters that fans universally despised, regardless of their level of fandom.

The Walking Dead introduced — and killed off — dozens of supporting characters across its 11 seasons, but the most hated TWD characters were never as beloved as Hershel or Tyreese. Whether it’s because they betrayed a series mainstay, broke a major character’s heart, or were just a bit jarring when on screen, the worst TWD supporting characters all added to the show by being so satisfying to loathe. There’s a definite hierarchy, however, and the most hated Walking Dead supporting character is almost universally despised by fans both casual and hardcore.

Some of the most hated characters were present for much of The Walking Dead timeline. Other contenders for the title of most hated TWD character outside the main cast were only around for a season or two, but they left their mark. While not outright antagonists, many of the worst minor characters on The Walking Dead were still thorns in the side of Rick, Daryl, and the rest of the main survivors. Many are divisive too, and some even went from being hated to adored over the course of The Walking Dead’s 11 seasons. The most hated TWD characters on the show are a roster of the most divisive faces in the franchise.

25 Ginny

The Walking Dead: Dead City

Ginny rides a bike in the Walking Dead Dead City

The Walking Dead: Dead City brought in a few new characters that played off the main stars, Negan and Maggie. One of these was Ginny, and she quickly rubbed many fans the wrong way. Ginny had been mute since her father’s death, and she spent almost the entire season silent. While some characters, specifically Connie, were able to emote a great deal while never speaking, Ginny wasn’t able to do so. As a result, Ginny never really grew on fans and seemed like someone who was just there to provide a more sympathetic side to Negan – and that was even destroyed when Negan said he killed her father before sending her away in the end.

24 Laurent

The Walking Dead

Louis Puech Scigliuzzi as Laurent in Walking Dead Daryl Dixon

It has always been tough to be a child on The Walking Dead because of the fandom. While most fans have fallen in love with Judith, everyone before her was almost universally hated. No one liked Carl Grimes until he was older and characters like Henry and Lydia have seen a lot of venom thrown their way. The most recent child was Laurent, the messiah figure from Daryl Dixon. He was sheltered his entire life and was raised to be a messianic figure who could save the world. He came across as precocious and seemed like a replacement for Judith when it came to kids Daryl needed to protect, and he brings little of value to the action.

23 Iris

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Aliyah Royale as Iris Bennett in Walking Dead World Beyond and CDC in Walking Dead

Iris was one of the characters in The Walking Dead: World Beyond. This was a show that revealed more about the Civic Republic and how they have ominous plans that involve them killing anyone in their path. The main characters are teenagers who grew up only knowing the post-apocalyptic world and their desire to stand up to the Civic Republic, who want to hold onto the old ways. Iris is one of the main characters, a very smart student and aspiring scientist. However, she rubbed many fans the wrong way by being a little too perfect – highly intelligent, overly kind, supremely confident, and lacking any negative characteristics to round that out.

22 Chris

Fear The Walking Dead

Chris sits on a bed in Fear the Walking Dead

There have been a lot of hated characters in Fear the Walking Dead, but one of the most despised on the show was Chris. He is a good mix of several other hated characters with bits of Lori Grimes (complaining) and Andrea (self-destructive) and ends up becoming worse than both of them. He is Travis’s son, and he has an intense hatred for Travis’s new wife and kids to the point where he actively sabotages everything they do to stay alive. He started killing people for fun and even looked like he was going to kill Alicia. Chris served little purpose and had no redeemable qualities at all, someone fans wanted to see dead.

21 The Croat

The Walking Dead: Dead City

Zeljko Ivanek as The Croat in Walking Dead Dead City

The main villain in The Walking Dead: Dead City turned out to be the Dama, who wanted to use Negan to help her unite all the New York communities under her rule. However, through much of the season, it seemed the main bad guy was a former Negan soldier known as The Croat. The Dama being the main villain might be a good thing because The Croat really rubbed some fans the wrong way. He seemed like a copy-and-paste version of Negan, with his only purpose being to show a villain with Negan’s tendencies for violence – but without the charisma and leadership skills that Negan possessed with the Saviors.

20 Jadis

The Walking Dead

Jadis looking into the distance on The Walking Dead.

Jadis was mostly known as the leader of the Scavengers, and she was not someone many fans liked from the start. Played by Pollyanna McIntosh, The Walking Dead was her real big break in America, but she ended up as one of the most hated Walking Dead characters who actually lived past the end of the series. Eventually, the audience learned about her traumatic past, and her real name — Anne. It gave her a chance for rehabilitation, but she ruined that.

Jadis refused to help Rick’s survivors and almost caused his death in her junkyard. People liked Jadis even less when she escaped Simon’s slaughter of the Scavengers and went to live in Alexandria, only to continue to hide her secrets. Even when she saved Rick’s life after the bridge explosion, she took him to a possibly dangerous place and The Walking Dead spinoffs. The fact she is responsible for Rick leaving The Walking Dead secured her place as one of the most hated Walking Dead characters.

19 Ed

The Walking Dead

Ed talking to Andrea on The Walking Dead.

Ed was one of the first true villains on The Walking Dead. It is easy to hate a man who abused women, and when the woman he beat was the beloved Carol, he was the first human that most fans wanted to see eaten by zombies. Played by Adam Minarovich, his only mainstream notoriety was from his role as one of the most hated Walking Dead characters.

It’s fair to say that nobody was sad to see Ed die. Ed may have been one of the reasons that Carol is such a strong character, but that does not excuse the way he treated her, as well as how he treated the other women in their camp. Ed’s death was deserved, but the satisfying moment was when Carol put down his reanimated corpse with a pickaxe, getting a little measure of revenge.

18 Father Gabriel

The Walking Dead

Father Gabriel sitting by a car on The Walking Dead.

Father Gabriel was one of the most hated Walking Dead characters from the moment he made his first appearance. He was a minister who let his entire congregation die, so he could protect his own life. When the survivors showed up, he didn’t want them there and tried to betray them the second he met Negan. He was a coward and put fan favorites in danger constantly on the show. Seth Gilliam played Father Gabriel after roles on critically acclaimed HBO shows The Wire and Oz.

Father Gabriel grew in strength since that time and became a legitimate fighter, but with all his past sins, his death in the comics seemed perfect. He was stuck, hanging upside down from a water tower, and Beta killed him. He has since become a leader on the TV show, but for most of his life, he was one of the most hated Walking Dead characters. By the end, though, he lived and proved to be a better man thanks to his experiences.

17 Rosita

The Walking Dead

Rosita holding a gun on The Walking Dead.

Rosita was, at one time, a beloved character on The Walking Dead. She showed up with Abraham and Eugene and was as tough as nails. It was nice to see a strong and dominant female joining the group, and she wasn’t someone to mess around with. Things changed when Abraham died. She was doubting herself and becoming less of a strong woman and more of a liability for the group.

In the comics, she ended up with her head on a spike in the war with the Whisperers, while pregnant. It was a tragic moment that made fans mourn her loss. On the TV show, she lost that sympathy, but she had a chance to gain it back as a member of the army in the Commonwealth. Played by Christian Serratos of Twilight fame, she ended up rehabilitated by the end and Rosita had one of the most depressing deaths in the series finale.

16 Eugene

The Walking Dead

Eugene walking down the road on The Walking Dead.

When Eugene first arrived, it was easy to hate the survivor. He was a weak link in the trio of him, Abraham, and Rosita, and the tough Abraham took the obligation to protect him. When it turned out he lied about a cure to make Abraham protect him, he was even more despicable. He was cowardly and often gaslit people who actually pulled their own weight. Played by Josh McDermitt, it took a long time for Eugene to prove himself.

Eugene found his footing by the end of The Walking Dead, but it did little to fix his reputation with many in TWD fandom. Between making the bullets that almost killed the main group to getting them captured by the Commonwealth, he was far too unforgivable a liability in the eyes of many. Eugene somehow survived to the end of TWD, despite his lack of decision-making skills. While he was no longer one of the most hated Walking Dead characters by the finale, he held that role for longer than almost anyone else.

15 Aiden Monroe

The Walking Dead

Aiden talking to Glenn in The Walking Dead.

Aiden Monroe was part of the Alexandria community when Rick and his survivors showed up. Along with his brother, Aiden’s stubbornness and paranoia meant he wanted to condemn Rick to wander the dangerous world outside the walls. While their fears were correct that Rick and the group planned to take over, these brothers went about it the wrong way. Neither Aiden nor his buddy Nicholas knew how to deal with The Walkers anyway, and their mistakes cost lives in the end.

What is amazing about the level of hatred audiences had for him was the fact that Daniel Bonjour was only around for two episodes. However, that was really all it took to make fans hate him, and when he died, it was a moment that mostly was met with a shrug because he really deserved his fate. After TWD, Bonjour went on to star in Frequency and took on a recurring role in iZombie​​​​​.

14 Bob Stookey

The Walking Dead

Bob walking in The Walking Dead.

Bob Stookey was someone who came around with fans by the time he died. That was a great moment where he was able to let Terminus know that he was bitten and infected while the cannibals were eating his leg. His death was sad, but for most of his life, fans were not Team Bob. He was a liability, his drinking problems put everyone in danger due to his ineptitude, and he was one of the most hated Walking Dead characters.

He was also not a team player, and his death actually made the group stronger in the end. Much like Seth Gilliam, actor Lawrence Gilliard Jr. also starred in The Wire before taking on the role of Bob and then went on to star in another HBO series, The Deuce, after that.

13 Milton

The Walking Dead

Milton talking to Andrea in The Walking Dead.

The Governor on the AMC series was much better than the comic book version. While the Governor in the comics was a sociopath and a real villain, he was much more well-rounded in the TV series, and it helped that fan favorite David Morrissey portrayed him. However, his right-hand man Milton was not someone that fans bought into, and he was easily one of the most hated Walking Dead characters during that storyline.

Played by Dallas Roberts, Milton was the scientist who was trying to figure out what the risen dead were really about, but he ended up as a wishy-washy character to the end when he finally killed Andrea. While Andrea was far from universally loved by fans of The Walking Dead, the fact he killed one of the cast originals made him even more unlikable.

12 Richard

The Walking Dead

Richard looking angry on The Walking Dead

Negan was deadly, and even when he left, the Saviors remained a thorn in the side of the survivors afterward. On the TV show, there was one among Rick’s survivors who heightened the tensions between the two groups — Richard. He wanted to take the battle to the Saviors, and he thought he should be a martyr to the cause. Richard even failed at his goal of being a martyr, and Morgan ended up killing him to stop any further deaths.

His story on The Walking Dead was a sad one, as he saw his family die and wanted to get revenge against anyone he saw as a threat. However, his actions made him one of the most hated Walking Dead characters in the end.

11 Enid

The Walking Dead

Enid hiding behind a tree in The Walking Dead.

While the heads on a pike in The Walking Dead comics were tragic and shook up fans when it went down, the version the AMC show revealed was nowhere near as effective. That is because the people who died were not characters the fans were really invested in. Enid was one of those. While she had a nice introduction on the show when her parents died, she went downhill quickly. Played by Katelyn Nacon, Enid is someone who is self-sufficient and reliant and ends up changing drastically after joining the survivors.

Enid went from being a strong survivor to simply being turned into a love interest and putting beloved survivors at risk one too many times for fans to accept her into the group. When her head ended up on a spike, no one really cared, and she went down as one of the most hated Walking Dead characters. No one really seemed to care she was gone after her death, and even if she’s not the most hated supporting character on The Walking Dead, she is also one of the most forgettable.

10 Sam Anderson

The Walking Dead

Sam talking to Carol in The Walking Dead.

Sam Anderson was one of the many kids who showed up on The Walking Dead that fans wanted to see gone. His mother was Jessie, who became a love interest for a short time for Rick Grimes. Sadly, Carol was partially responsible for turning Sam into one of the most hated Walking Dead characters when she scared him into keeping quiet about her gun. She threatened to kill him, and his psyche never recovered.

After this, Sam went into a very dark place and became scared of everything, quickly becoming one of the most hated Walking Dead characters. When Rick tried to save Sam’s family, he wouldn’t shut up in the middle of a zombie herd, and that was what caused him and his mother to die at the hands of the walkers. Plus, his brother shot Carl in the eye in revenge, making him even worse.

9 Lori Grimes

The Walking Dead

Lori Grimes aiming a gun in The Walking Dead.

When Rick Grimes woke up from his coma in the first episode, his only goal was to find his wife Lori and son Carl. He set out, and fans anxiously wanted to see him reunited with his family. He found them with his best friend Shane, and Lori had already moved on until Rick showed up, and she changed her mind, returning to her husband. However, after this, Lori became the generic nagging wife.

Played by Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Lori never understood that Rick was trying his hardest to keep everyone alive and do what he could to protect them, including her and their son, Carl. She complained so much that fans didn’t mind when she died giving birth to Judith as one of the most hated Walking Dead characters. Her death almost destroyed Rick, but fans seemed happy to see her gone.

8 Lizzie

The Walking Dead

Lizzie walking with her sister in The Walking Dead.

Lizzie is the second child on this list, and she is an extraordinary case. Carol had lost her own family, and now she was playing mother with Lizzie and her sister Mika. However, as the show moved on, she became very annoying, especially since she was the voice that tried to tell everyone that people were probably dead when they were just late returning. Her pessimistic attitude took a startling turn when she started to identify with the zombies more than with real humans.

Played by Brighton Sharbino, Lizzie wanted the survivors to stop killing zombies because she believed the humans were still in there. She tried to prove it by killing her 10-year-old sister to show that not all zombies were evil. Carol ended up taking her out to see the flowers and put a bullet in her head to save fans from having to see and hear from her anymore.

7 Andrea

The Walking Dead

The Governor talking to Andrea in The Walking Dead.

There were two characters in the comic books that switched places on the TV show. In the comics, Carol was a clingy and emotionally stunted woman who took her own life, while Andrea was tough as nails and lasted longer than almost anyone, even falling in love with Rick. On the TV show, Carol overcame her struggles and had one of the most satisfying character arcs whereas Andrea was one of the most hated supporting characters — despite having an incredibly significant role in the show’s early seasons.

Played by Laurie Holden (The X-Files), Andrea always wanted to die, and when people kept saving her, it prolonged the pain fans had, watching her on the show. She finally took her own life while a prisoner to The Governor by allowing a turned Milton to bite her. It was a tragic ending and one which really didn’t live up to the Andrea character in The Walking Dead comics.

6 Spencer Monroe

The Walking Dead

Spencer looking out in The Walking Dead.

Several of the most hated Walking Dead characters are from the Alexandria community. It is almost sad since they were a safe, self-sufficient community until Rick Grimes and his friends showed up and decided to take over for themselves. One person who took it badly was Spencer Monroe, whose parents were initially the leaders.

Played by One Tree Hill‘s Austin Nichols, the main reason most people hated Spencer was that he was a coward who had everything handed to him. He hated the idea of having to work under someone when Rick showed up and made life hard for everyone. Even Negan had no time for Spencer and killed him in the streets when he realized Spencer was a liability to everyone around them.

5 Jared

The Walking Dead

Jared in a holding pen in Walking Dead.

Jared showed up in season 7 of The Walking Dead as part of the Saviors. While he was not a top guy through much of his time on the show, he started to rub viewers the wrong way thanks to his personality. Out of all the Saviors, Jared was the biggest bully and just wanted to antagonize and hurt people. Negan had morals somewhat, but Jared was just pure evil.

Played by Joshua Mikel, Jared was taken prisoner after the war, but while some Saviors just wanted to live and move on, he remained antagonistic toward everyone and wouldn’t stop, even when in a cage. In a true spot of justice, Morgan finally trapped Jared in a hall with Walkers, and his death was very satisfying for fans as one of the most hated Walking Dead characters finally got what he deserved.

4 Nicholas

The Walking Dead

Nicholas and Glenn avoiding zombies in The Walking Dead.

Nicholas was a coward, and fans of The Walking Dead hated him because he was just about worthless. He was the right-hand to Spencer but was even more cowardly than his friend. This made the fact that they worked on scavenger teams laughable. He caused the death of Will and Noah. He almost caused Glenn to die on a trash dumpster when Nicholas took his own life in fear, knocking Glenn into the herd.

Played by Michael Traynor, Nicholas served no purpose other than making everyone else’s lives harder, easily one of the most hated Walking Dead characters. While many fans might have forgotten about Nicholas after Negan brutally murdered Glenn, he nearly caused Glenn’s death to come much sooner — something that earns him a place among the most hated Walking Dead characters.

3 Simon

The Walking Dead

Simon in a van in The Walking Dead.

Simon was an endearing antagonist, and — like many of the show’s most endearing villains — Walking Dead fans loved to hate him. His minion in the Saviors, Jared, was someone no one liked, and people just despised him. When it came to Negan, there were just as many people who loved him as hated him. However, when it came to Steven Ogg, he played the villain role of Simon perfectly.

Simon wasn’t the slick and in-control “cool villain” archetype like Negan. He was rude, abrasive, and caused problems for himself with his short-sighted desire to remain on top. Fans hated him but in an incredibly satisfying way. Ogg continued to appear in fan-favorite genre shows after The Walking Dead, taking on the role of the villainous host Rebus in Westworld and then portraying Pike, one of the leaders in the Tail on Snowpiercer.

2 Beth Greene

The Walking Dead

Beth Greene in a hospital in The Walking Dead.

Beth Greene was a strange case. For many years, she was easily one of the most hated Walking Dead characters. There was nothing about her that was interesting or worthwhile, and she seemed to be more trouble than she was worth. However, when Beth died at the hospital, a moment that devastated Daryl, fans suddenly spoke up and hated the fact she was gone.

Played by Emily Kinney, who also appeared in DC shows Arrow and The Flash, Beth went from someone fans hated to someone whom they felt sorry for. This might have a lot to do with Daryl being one of the best Walking Dead characters, and Norman Reedus sold the grief perfectly. Beth was someone fans hated but then claimed to love after her death.

1 Gregory

The Walking Dead

Gregory talking to some people in Walking Dead.

If there is one supporting character that Walking Dead fans hated more than any other, it was Gregory. He lived in the biggest, nicest house in the Hilltop and served as their leader, while his people worked hard and lived the best they could. When Rick and company showed up, he was immediately antagonistic. He was a gutless coward and betrayed them to Negan, and thanks to his combination of avarice and cowardice is easily the most hated supporting character on The Walking Dead.

Played by Xander Berkeley (SalemNikita), Gregory was a devious backstabber who tried to have Maggie killed, solidifying his status as one of the most hated Walking Dead characters. Everything he did was for his own well-being, and when Maggie had him strung up by his neck and executed, it couldn’t have happened to a more hated character. Unlike characters such as Beth, Simon, or Eugene who all have supporters backing their corner, almost nobody in The Walking Dead fandom was sad to see Gregory go.

Related Posts

Former 49ers defensive player says QB Brock Purdy “is here to stay”

Logan Ryan appeared in five regular season games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2023. He started two of them. Ryan also played in all three of…

RHOBH: Annemarie Wiley Says She Spoke to One of Crystal “14 Friends,” Calls Her Actions “Pure Evil” and Suggests Crystal’s Living Her “Karma,” See Her Scathing Post

Annemarie Wiley shared she met another member of Crystal Kung Minkoff’s “14 friends” who “dropped her,” hinted that “what she did” to them was “pure evil,” and suggested she’s…

RHONY’s Jenna Lyons Thinks Kyle Richards is “Coming Over” to Her Team and Wants to Style the RHOBH Star Amid Morgan Wade Romance Rumors

Jenna Lyons revealed she would most like to style Kyle Richards because she believes the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is “coming over to [her] team.”…

Why Fans Are Focused on Kyle Richards’ Massive Cushion Cut Engagement Ring

People have been paying attention to the RHOBH cast member’s rings amid her separation from Mauricio Umansky.  There’s been a lot of chatter about Kyle Richards and her engagement and wedding…

Lisa Rinna Would ‘Love to Play a Murderer’ After Starring as a ‘Crazy’ Parent in Mommy Meanest (Exclusive)

In the Lifetime movie, Rinna stars as a woman who sends her own daughter anonymous, bullying text messages After Lisa Rinna exited The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in early 2023,…

REPORT: Paul “PK” Kemsley Storms Off After Chat With Mauricio Umansky, and Steps Out Looking “Frazzled” to Film RHOBH Season 14 Amid Separation, See Video as Insider Speaks on Marriage & Split From Dorit Kemsley

Paul “PK” Kemsley was spotted filming for the upcoming 14th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Thursday at The Henry in West Hollywood, California — just as he and his…