'The Walking Dead's' Negan: Just How Scared Should The Uninitiated Be?

The legend of The Walking Dead's Negan has filtered through from the comic books to the TV series based on it. But for the uninitiated--without offering any spoilers – just how scared should you be of Negan?

All that TV Walking Dead fans know so far is that Negan (to be played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the TV series) will appear in the season 6 finale airing this Sunday. For comic book fans though, there is the anticipation of a horrendous death that may or may not follow what they have read.

But just how bad is Negan? Let's break it down for you.

If you thought Carol was ruthless when she killed the flu-infected Karen, you haven't seen anything yet. If you thought the fact she could single-handedly take out a group of Negan's men was enough, it isn't. Negan is worse than Carol could ever dream of being.

The Walking Dead Carol meme
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If you are not a big drinker, now might be your time to start according to this meme posted recently on the Dead Talk News Facebook page:

The walking Dead Season 6 Negan Wine glass meme

For comic book fans of The Walking Dead, besides the anticipated death mentioned above, the next thing to think about is how AMC will handle Negan's colorful language. It will be problematic bringing the true Negan to the TV screen considering the majority of his vocabulary centers around the F-word. According to TheWalkingDead.com, AMC have shot two versions of Negan's arrival in the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead--one with all the F-bombs and one without. While the creators would like to include the swear words, AMC will likely not allow the full force of Negan's natural speech mannerisms. However, it is possible one or two might slip through occasionally.

One word: Lucille. This is Negan's favorite form of destruction. Lucille is a baseball bat covered in barbed wire. Remember those images seen by Glenn Rhee (Steven Rhee) in episode 12 (entitled "Not Tomorrow Yet") of this season of The Walking Dead of people with bashed in heads? That was probably Negan's handiwork. Seriously, as if bashing in human skulls with Lucille isn't bad enough, the sicko feels the need to take photos to document just how hideous he really is.

Negan's handiwork in the Saviours 2 compound in Season 6 Episode 12 of AMC's The Walking Dead
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For fans of the TV series who haven't yet read the comics, heed this warning well: if Negan starts playing the "Eenie Meeny Miney Moe" game, then you need to look away from the screen -- especially if any of your favorite characters are on the same screen as Negan. If you have a wine glass like the one above, now is the time to empty that glass.

The walking Dead Season 6 Negan Wine eenie meenie miney moe meme
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While comic book fans are anticipating a shocking death in the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead, there is one thing worse than witnessing this death, and that is not witnessing it at all and having to wait until the season 7 premiere.

Have you read the Walking Dead comics? What do you know about Negan? Are you scared or excited to see him arrive in the season 6 finale? Let us know by commenting below!

The season 6 finale of The Walking Dead will air on Sunday, April 3 on AMC at 9 p.m. ET. As confirmed by Entertainment Weekly, the season 6 finale will run for 90 minutes.

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