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|“||The thing is, I want to make this abundantly clear--we don't do this because we want to. It's important to me that you know that. There aren't a lot of us left--living people. If there were anything else we could do get by--we'd do it. There isn't. Food is scarce... If we weren't doing this, we'd starve to death. I hate to say it, but it's me or you... And whenever that's the situation-- It's very easy to choose me. No offense.||„|
|~ Chris to Rick.|
Chris is an antagonist and a survivor first encountered in Issue 63 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead and is the leader of The Hunters who secretly stalk Rick Grimes' group as they make their way to Washington, D.C.. He served as the primary antagonist of Volume 11: Fear The Hunters.
Fear The Hunters
The Hunters started out as a regular group of survivors but, as food became scarce, they resorted to cannibalism. Chris reasoned that hunting animals was a waste of time and that humans would be much easier to hunt and kill. They normally hunted down small groups of survivors and isolated ones, and avoided larger groups. Soon after, they had no luck tracking down small groups of survivors, and they resorted to hunting down Rick's group because they were getting desperate and needed food.
Chris and The Hunters successfully captured Dale in the middle of the night as he was leaving to die due to a zombie bite he received earlier in the day. After learning the fact that Dale was "tainted meat" because of his wound, Chris and the Hunters beat him and decided to leave Dale in front of the Church that Rick's group was staying at. As Rick's group carried Dale away, The Hunters resorted to shooting Glenn in the leg, believing that the survivors would be easier targets if they were scared.
Rick's group eventually discovered Chris and the other hunters in an abandoned neighborhood. Negotiations were attempted by Rick in order to get the Hunters to stop targeting their group. Rick also found out the Hunters had eaten their own children. This was the only time Chris showed signs of remorse (hinting that it was his own children they ate), but justified it by saying it was to survive, as animals in the wild (bears in this instance) would eat their own young if they would otherwise starve to death.
After getting his finger shot off by Andrea, Chris and the Hunters forcefully had their weapons taken away by Abraham. After surrendering to Rick and begging for his life, Chris and the other Hunters were mutilated and beaten to death by Rick and the others to avenge what they had done to Dale and all of their previous victims. Then, his body was later burned, along with the rest of his group.
Volume 11: Fear The Hunters
- Issue 63
- Issue 64
- Issue 65
- Issue 66