Carol Peletier/Tyreese Williams

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Pairing: Carol Peletier/Tyreese Williams
Alternative name(s): Cyreese
Gender category: Het
Fandom: The Walking Dead
Canonical?: Yes = Comics, No = TV Series
Prevalence: Rare
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Carol Peletier/Tyreese Williams, also known as Cyreese, is the het pairing of Carol Peletier and Tyreese Williams in The Walking Dead fandom. They have a canonical relationship in the comics, but not in the TV series.


TV Series

Carol and Tyreese first meet when Tyreese and his group try to join the prison, Rick rejects them, and they go live at Woodbury instead. After The Governor's actions at the end of Season 3 Tyreese and the remaining Woodbury residents come to live at the prison. When a deadly sickness spreads through the prison Tyreese's girlfriend, Karen, is one of the first to fall ill. Carol kills Karen and burns her body to try and stop the spread of the illness. Tyreese is unaware of Carol's actions and discovers Karen's charred body. After the prison falls Tyreese, Carol, Lizzie, Mika and baby Judith travel together in hopes of finding a new home, they find the Grove. Lizzie kills Mika and threatens to kill Judith, and Carol puts Lizzie down because she is a danger to others. Afterwards Carol confesses to Karen's murder, Tyreese decides to forgive Carol. Tyreese dies mid Season 5 of an infection after a walker bite.


Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • The Grove: Carol and Tyreese dealing with the aftermath of this episode, and sometimes developing a closeness or relationship because of it.
  • Love Triangle: usually involving Daryl Dixon
  • Side Pairing: Sometimes featured as a secondary pairing in stories focused on Daryl Dixon or Michonne


Fan Art