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Name: Negan
Title/Rank: Leader of the Saviors
Location: Virginia
Status: Alive
Relationships: Sherry (former wife), Amber (wife), Tanya (wife), Frankie (wife)
Fandom: The Walking Dead
Other: played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan
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Negan is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and is portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the AMC television series of the same name.

Negan is ... the nightmare a straight, conservative man might conjure: a man who sexually humiliates you while also vying for your wife and kids.[1]


TV Series

Negan is introduced in Season 6, episode 16. The Saviors capture Rick's group. Negan kills two of their members, Abraham and Glenn, for retribution for attacks on the Saviors and to bring them under his control. Under Negan the survivors must give the Saviors half of everything they produce. Rick tries to follow orders, but after Negan kills two more members of their group, Spencer and Olivia, Rick begins to agree with others that they should fight back. At the end of Season 7 All Out War breaks out between the Saviors and the Alexandria, Hilltop and Kingdom groups.




Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • No Zombie Apocalypse AU: modern setting where no Zombie Apocalypse takes place, usually he knows or meets other characters from the series
  • Non-con or Dub-con: Negan is the overlord of several communities and he uses his position of power to push others into a relationship with him
  • Pastfic: exploring Negan's life before the Zombie Apocalypse or how he created the the Saviors in the early stages of the Zombie Apocalypse


  • Negan's wives: there is some debate among fans about whether Negan's relationship with his wives is contractual rape. Some fans argue that Negan does not force himself upon women and they can deny his overtures. However, others have pointed put that Negan controls all the resources and he manipulates the women who need these resources into a sexual relationship with him.[3][4]


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