The 18 Types of The Walking Dead Fans
Anyone who watches The Walking Dead will tell you that the show's fandom is pretty intense. We're constantly teeming with theories about tiny details, our undeniable crush on Rick Grimes, and, of course, our endless shipping of Daryl and Carol. Suffice it to say, as we gear up for the next season, we need something to cut the tension. We fans are at our wits' end. To help you forge the sad, Walking Dead-less month ahead, keep reading for all the types of TWD fans to be aware of during this trying time.
The One Who Nearly Has a Heart Attack During Every Single Episode
Even when Carl's eating pudding on a roof, they're panicking. "It's not safe! Oh my God what if someone sees him?!" Then, when something actually intense happens — which is quite often, as you know — they go into full-on panic mode.
The One Who NEEDS to Know All the Spoilers, Like, Immediately
This person doesn't care if you ruin the whole series for them. They knew every spoiler there was to know, before they even started. Nothing suprises them, and that's the way they like it.
The One Who Avoids Spoilers Like the Plague
They will seriously stop talking to you if you spoil one thing. Even if it's entirely insignificant. "I CAN'T believe you told me who steals Morgan's protein bar. That is f*cked UP."
The One Who's Read All the Comic Books and Is VERY Protective of Them
The avid reader will tell you as soon as the show strays from the comic books, even if you didn't ask. They have to say it. They must tell you that's not who dies in the comics. They'll explode if they don't.
The One Who Refuses to Read the Books, Is Content Being "Surprised"
Quite the casual TWD fan. They're like, "Yep, I'll just go with the flow."
The One Who Looks Up All the Theories Ahead of Time
If someone's supposed to die in the upcoming season finale, you can bet they will send you 19 stories from around the Internet that suggest who it might be.
The One Who Hates All the Violence but Still Likes to Watch
Do they want to watch a beautiful, post-apocalyptic love story unfold in the trenches of a zombie-filled world? Yes. Do they want to watch someone get literally ripped apart by the blood-hungry undead? Not really.
The One Who Low-Key Loves All the Violence
When Michonne opens a can of whoop ass with her samurai sword, this is the person who starts giddily cheering.
The One Who's, Like, Still on Season 3
They don't know anything about anything. All they know is that everyone who's caught up is very upset about Glenn. And Negan.
The One Who Thinks Everyone Is Going to Die All the Time
This person is constantly at the edge of the their seat. Like, "Oh man, she's going to die. That character? Dead, dead, dead. This plan is a mistake. Everyone's dead. Goodbye, everyone."
The One Whose Fave Is Somehow Always the One to Die
They're all, "Oh, it's OK that Lori dies. At least I still have Andrea . . . oh." They just can't catch a break. They were probably like, "Ugh, love Denise!" right before she takes an arrow through her eye.
The One Who NEEDS to Express Every Emotion They're Feeling . . . Out Loud
This is the person who's constantly screaming at the TV. Frequent phrases might include, "DON'T GO IN THERE!" and "OhmyGodohmyGodohmyGod." And also, just incoherent, distressed noises.
The One Who Will Cut You If You Say 1 Word During the Episode
If this person misses one damn word, they're rewinding. It'll take, like, two hours to watch one episode. Do not test them.
The One Who Uses Food as a Coping Mechanism
This person cannot bring themselves to watch an episode unless they have comfort food in hand. Pizza, ice cream, wine, candy, chips . . . they need it.
The One Who Only Watches Because They're Dating an Avid Fan
They're like, "Oh man . . . yeah, I totally know who that character is. Sucks that they died. Yeah. Bummer."
The One Who Would Rather Die Than Wait 6 Months For the New Season
As soon as the season's over, they collapse. They're done. Nothing can save them now. The wait will be excruciating. Do not touch them. Do not talk to them.
The One Who Has to Turn It Into a Philosophical Conversation
This is the person who's all, "But what is The Walking Dead trying to say about humanity? Who are the real monsters, the zombies or the people?" Everyone else, of course, is like, "Hey, can you take a seat please?"
The One Who Desperately Hates Watching but Can't Seem to Stop
This person wants to find the showrunners and make them pay for all this suffering. How dare they put us through this emotional distress? How could they leave us with that cliffhanger or kill this character? After every season ends, they're like, "Screw this, I am done. I am so done." But then, lo and behold, they're glued to the TV when next season rolls around.