13. Sgt. Abraham Ford
A soldier perpetually in need of a mission, the silver-tongued Abraham arrived on the show with Eugene in tow, determined to deliver his friend to Washington D.C. so that he could eradicate the zombie plague. Finding out that he'd been lied to rattled the sergeant's self-image; with the help of several other companions – notably Sasha – he realized that he could still serve a purpose, even if he couldn't save the world. A tip of the Army helmet to Michael Cudlitz, who gave the character an unforgettable 'stache, a peerless sense of humor ("When you were, uh, pouring the Bisquick, were you trying to make pancakes?") and a genuine sense of presence. He remained proud and brave all the way to his end at Negan's hands, which he met with a defiant glare and a growly, "Suck my nuts."