As we eagerly await Season Six of The Walking Dead to learn what happens to the Alexandria Not-So-Safe-Zone and the inevitable Rick/Morgan showdown, let's take a moment to reflect on the most memorable titular characters of the series.

These aren't the walkers who merely shambled by in the backgrounds of crowd scenes – no, we're talking about the more creatively imagined, creepier-than-usual or the straight-up bloodcurdling zombies that we can't get out of heads. These are the ones that broke our hearts (oh, Penny!) and made us lose our lunches. There have been hundreds of rotting corpses who's strut and fretted across the hit show's stage. These are the walking dead who still haunt our dreams, one clawing hand and chomping jaw at a time.

(If you're not caught up on The Walking Dead, stop reading right now. This list is only for the fans who are ready for the season premiere on October 11th. Spoilers abound. You've been warned.)