30 Best 'Walking Dead' Characters

From survivors to Saviors, the Governor to Negan – the greatest heroes, villains and everything-in-between of AMC's hit zombie-horror show

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Deanna Monroe
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23. Deanna Monroe

Aaron was the first Alexandrian that Rick and company met, but the community's noble principles and far-ranging vision have been best represented by the late Deanna Monroe, a former U.S. representative (played by Broadway star Tovah Feldshuh) who intended to turn her gated community into a model for democracy and peace. Trusting Rick led to a breach in the ASZ's walls, and then her own untimely end – which, on the plus side, meant she didn't live to see the disruptive threat of the Saviors. Before she was eaten, the congresswoman passed her values on to Maggie, inspiring her to become a leader.

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