The Walking Dead Season 7 may not be airing for six long months, but fans can’t seem to help themselves. They want to know who Negan killed in the Season 6 finale. While many names have been talked about, Daryl is one of the main characters that fans believe could have been Negan’s victim.
According to Comic Book, it seems that every Walking Dead fan has a theory about who Negan killed and why. Daryl, Glenn, Abraham, Rosita, and Michonne have all been speculated as the unlucky character who met Lucille in the Season 6 finale. While there is no evidence proving which character got the bat, there are a few clues that have many fans leaning toward Daryl Dixon being Negan’s victim.
Walking Dead fans were speculating about Negan killing Daryl before Negan even appeared on the show. For months, it seemed that talk of Norman Reedus’ character exiting the series was all over the internet, and since the character of Daryl Dixon never existed in comic book series, it’s a real toss-up when debating his fate.
One of the biggest reasons that some fans believe that Negan killed Daryl is because of Reedus’ new TV show on AMC, titled Ride with Norman Reedus. It’s suspected that Norman’s new series would create a scheduling conflict with his Walking Dead commitments. However, it’s possible that the show was only greenlit because Norman Reedus will no longer be playing Daryl on TWD, due to the character’s death.
Another big reason why Walking Dead fans are convinced Daryl is the one who met Lucille in the Season 6 finale is because of the point of view angle. Before Negan’s appearance, the finale cut away to the point of view of a character locked in the back of The Savior’s van, and then cut to the point of view of Negan’s victim later. If the two are connected, this means that Daryl, Glenn, Rosita, or Michonne would be the only candidates for the victim.
In addition to fan speculation, many of the cast members have revealed that they were not told who Negan’s victim was. However, Norman Reedus appeared on Good Morning America after the finale aired and stated that he knows who Negan kills, and that it’s “gut wrenching.” Does Norman know who the victim is, because he is the victim? If Daryl were to be written off the show, producers would surely have had a conversation about it with him beforehand, right?
One last possible reason for Daryl’s death could be the shock factor. Creator Robert Kirkman has said that Negan killed a “beloved” character, and Daryl is arguably the most popular character on the show. Killing off Daryl would not only hit the other characters on the show hard, but the fans as well. In fact, some viewers have stated that if Daryl dies they’ll stop watching the series altogether.
While the facts add up to a possible Daryl Dixon death on The Walking Dead, nothing is for certain, and fans won’t officially know who died until the Season 7 premiere in mid-October. However, that won’t stop them from trying to find out.
A Season 7 trailer is expected out in July, as usual, after it airs at Comic Con, and it could hold some more clues as to who Negan killed. However, as previously reported by the Inquisitr, it’s likely fans can expect some flashbacks and other trickery in order to keep the identity of the victim a secret until the show returns to air.
What are your thoughts on the latest Walking Dead spoilers and theories? Do you think Negan killed Daryl?
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