Ever since the Season 6 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead premiered last Sunday, fans have been trawling the internet for any evidence of who Negan really is and which main character died as a result of Negan’s bat, Lucille. One thing I have noticed since Negan’s arrival is the interest in an article I wrote back in October of last year that potentially links Negan and the Wolves. However, I am here to burst your bubble that Negan and the Wolves are probably not related. And here’s why.
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We now know that these two groups are separate in The Walking Dead. Or could that just be a clever plan devised by AMC to make fans think the two groups are entirely independent of each other? Considering all of the Wolves had the letter “W” etched into their forehead, it seems unlikely from the onset that the Wolves and the Saviors were ever a joint part of Negan’s group. Although, if Negan had taken them over after they had started their branding, perhaps it would be a good decoy to separate the two groups. But, from the little Walking Dead fans know of the Wolves, it seems unlikely that Negan would have ever gained any control over the group who left their own fates up to nature and not a human hierarchy at all.
“Yeah, W was the last of them, and we’re full steam ahead in the Saviors territory at this point.”
So it looks like, even if the Wolves and Saviors were connected at some point, the Wolves, at least, are dead and buried and will not be returning again in The Walking Dead.
What do you think, are the Wolves all gone, or could they somehow still be connected to Negan? Let us know your thoughts and theories by commenting below!
As yet, AMC has not confirmed the Season 7 premiere date for The Walking Dead, although it is anticipated to be sometime in October of this year.
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