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  Liam Grimes
Liam Grimes
Actor Kodi Smit-McPhee
Gender Male
Hair Brown
Age 17 (Season 2)
18 (Season 3)
19 (Season 4)
Occupation High School Student (Pre-Apocalypse)
Former Rapture Engineer (Post-Apocalypse)
Atlanta Group Engineer (Post-Apocalypse)
Former Woodbury Guard (Post-Apocalypse)
Former Prison Council Member (Post-Apocalypse)
Alexandria Safe-Zone Engineer (Post-Apocalypse)
Member of the Militia (Post-Apocalypse)
Family Rick Grimes - Father
Lori Grimes - Mother (Deceased)
Carl Grimes - Brother (Deceased)
Judith Grimes - Sister/Half-Sister
Unnamed - Grandmother (Deceased)
Unnamed - Grandfather (Deceased)
Unnamed - Great-Grandfather (Deceased)
Tina - Former Girlfriend (Deceased)
Annie - Former Girlfriend (Deceased)
First Appearance "Days Gone Bye"
Status Alive
Series lifespan "Days Gone Bye" to Present
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
"Well, if you're "The Governor", then I'm "The King"."
—Liam to The Governor.

Liam Grimes, self-styled as "The King", is a main character and an anti-hero as well as a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is the son of Rick and Lori Grimes, and the brother of Carl and Judith Grimes. During the initial outbreak, Liam believed his family to be dead, so he kept moving around trying to find a safe haven. As time progresses, Liam slowly becomes hardened due to the severe loss of life and the environment around him, and he has shown to be more than willing to assist and protect the people he cares about. After reaching Alexandria Safe-Zone he forms a friendship, and eventual relationship, with a survivor, Annie, but came to an end after Annie's death.


Liam is intelligent, cunning, arrogant, usually calm and restrained, he can have a bit of a temper and often lashes out at those who provoke him. He is shown to have a dry sense of humor, and he isn't above making sarcastic remarks to people. He cares a great deal for his family and friends willing to protect them. Like his father, he will often stubbornly cling to his strong personal moral code. He would always shown mercy to others even went their have harmed him or someone close to him.

After his mother's death, he broke down into tears and refused to talk to anyone about it. He becomes colder and went against his moral code willing to kill anyone who threat his loved ones. He even becomes ruthless and aggressive toward others, he did not trust. Overtime, he displayed no empathized with others, only cared for himself and what he needed. Even turned against his own family for the sake of his own survival and was kick out of the prison as a result of this.

At some point, he willingly worked with the Governor and becomes extremely power hungry along with more arrogated than even before. On some occasions, butting heads with the Governor over power, which eventually led to the lost of his left hand being cut off. This created an extreme change in him, he becomes emotionless and paranoid of the fear of getting attacked. He killed zombies with ease and was always fighting for his survival. He became hardened, emotionless, and at times ruthless; his humor and puns were nonexistent when killing. That changed, when his father forgiven after which he started to show his light-hearted side again. After Hershel Greene's death, he started to become self-loathing for his past actions and wanted to kill the Governor out of vengeful, before being persuaded not to by his father. His personality becomes darker, with extreme levels of aggression and wrath. He also becomes more distrusting and suspicious, and more hate-filled toward new survivors. He also desperation drives him to use every means possible at protecting his loved ones, and to put their safety as among his top priorities.

After the escape from Terminus, Liam helps Carl with the fortification and defense of the church, as well as taking responsibility for protecting baby Judith. He seems to have cooled down a bit in terms of his emotional and mental stability, as evidenced by his ability to laugh, smile and making jokes but is still capable of being emotionless. After arriving in the Alexandria Safe-Zone, Liam was willing to help the community, despite not trusting the inhabitants.

Killed Victims

The list shows the victims Liam has killed:

  • Numerous unnamed members of Rapture (Directly and Indirectly Caused)
  • Bill Carter (Indirectly Caused)
  • Mary Carter (Indirectly Caused)
  • The Sheriff
  • Dexter (Caused)
  • Tina (Zombified, Out of Mercy)
  • Unnamed woman (Before Reanimation)
  • 5 unnamed members of the Governor's Militia
  • 3 unnamed Terminus residents (Indirectly Caused)
  • 4 unnamed members of the Wolves
  • 4 unnamed members of the Saviors
  • Numerous counts of zombies



TV Series

Season 1

  • "Days Gone Bye"
  • "Guts" (mentioned)
  • "Tell It to the Frogs" (mentioned)
  • "TS-19" (mentioned)

Season 2

  • "Pretty Much Dead Already"
  • "Nebraska"
  • "Triggerfinger"
  • "18 Miles Out"
  • "Judge, Judy, Executioner"
  • "Better Angels"
  • "Beside the Dying Fire"

Season 3

  • "Seed"
  • "Sick"
  • "Killer Within"
  • "Say the Word"
  • "Hounded"
  • "Made to Suffer"
  • "The Suicide King"
  • "Home"
  • "I Ain't a Judas"
  • "Clear"
  • "Arrow on the Outpost"
  • "This Sorrowful Life"
  • "Welcome to the Tombs"

Season 4

  • "30 Days Without An Accident" (archive footage)
  • "Internment" (no lines)
  • "Live Bait"
  • "Dead Weight"
  • "Too Far Gone"
  • "After"
  • "Inmates"
  • "Claimed"
  • "Still"
  • "Alone"
  • "The Grove"
  • "Us"
  • "A"

Season 5

  • "No Sanctuary"
  • "Strangers"
  • "Four Walls and a Roof"
  • "Slabtown"
  • "Self Help"
  • "Consumed"
  • "Crossed"
  • "Coda"
  • "What Happened and What's Going On"
  • "Them"
  • "The Distance"
  • "Remember"
  • "Forget"
  • "Try"
  • "Conquer"

Season 6

  • "First Time Again" (flashback)
  • "JSS"
  • "Now"
  • "Heads Up"
  • "Start to Finish"
  • "No Way Out"
  • "The Next World"
  • "Knots Untie"
  • "Last Day on Earth"

Season 7

  • "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"
  • "Service"
  • "Go Getters"
  • "Sing Me a Song"
  • "Hearts Still Beating"
  • "Rock in the Road"
  • "Something They Need"
  • "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"

Season 8

  • "Mercy"
  • "The Damned"
  • "Monsters"
  • "Some Guy"
  • "The Big Scary U"
  • "The King, The Widow and Rick"
  • "Time for After"
  • "How It's Gotta Be"
  • "Honor"
  • "The Lost and the Plunderers"
  • "Dead or Alive Or"
  • "The Key"


Cold Storage

  • "Keys to the Kingdom" (photograph)


  • "Part 1"
  • "Part 2"
  • "Part 3"
  • "Part 4"
  • "Part 5"
  • "Part 6"


  • Liam is one of five Atlanta group members still alive out of 34 others. His father, his brother, Daryl Dixon, and Carol Peletier are the other four.
  • Liam's name originates from 'Willahelm' which is derived from Frankish meaning "helmet of will." It is also derived from the Old Germanic element which means 'protector' or 'guardian' - this could be a reference to Liam willing to protect those he cares about.
  • Liam is one of four characters (the others being Morgan Jones, Rick and Carl Grimes) who appeared physically in the pilot and are still alive.
  • Liam has killed the third largest amount of living characters on the TV Series, with a list of at least 38 victims, only behind Rich Grimes's figure of aleast 44.
  • Liam bears two scars one located on his right arm (after being slash by the Sheriff), and another on his left shoulder from a gunshot wound that his received during the second prison attack.
  • Liam's signature sidearm is a SIG-Sauer P226, he also like to use a Mossberg 590 Compact Cruiser.
  • Liam is one of the many amputees in the series, having his left hand cut off by the Governor with a machete.
  • Liam has built over three prosthetic replacements for his left hand.
TV Series Characters (With Fanon)
Grimes Family JudithJeffreyLiamRick Jr.RickMelvinCarlLori
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
King County Residents LambertPaulaBillShaneLeon
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylJacksonMikeyAbigailLouisGregJakeMirandaElizaKateAlexanderGlennHeatherAndreaMerleEmmaTheodoreShaneDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelAbuelaGilbertJorgeMia
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieAustinBillyAlecBethIkeHershelJosephineAnnetteShawnArnoldJimmyPatriciaOtisLaceyDuncan
The Living NateMatthewRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison VinceAxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury MagdielJoshLillyJimAliceJeanetteMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonOwenErynGregKarenMiltonEricFoster StevensRowanEileenClaireNoahPaulJodyFredGeorgeTroyHaleyPennyWarrenRichardMichaelGargulioCrowleyTim
Military Personnel GainesWellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCallaway
Prison Newcomers AlexisSashaTraceTyreeseBobLizzieMikaBeckyLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloeRichardsPatrickZachAllenBenDonna
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaRossPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielEddieAdam
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus PeterMartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryDanAlexEdward
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenAmandaLicariFrancoMcGinleyPercyBelloTanakaAlvaradoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Dion Family DavidJaneDreLynn
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronMarcusMarianneEnidAlexBarbaraScottLucasAlexaAnnieSiddiqAnnaKentGraceOliverHeathBobBruceTobinHollyMikeyFrancineRussellOliviaSpencerCassieRogerAdamDanielOrinDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamBetsyTommyMichaelStacyNicholasDavidSturgessBarnesNatalieHollyKayleeErinRichardsShellyCarterPeteRegAidenEric
DC Scavengers RalphAlice
Post-Alexandria Survivors AlexEllieDrakeJeffreyKerryDanielJackJoel
Rameriez's Group RamiriezClyde
The Wolves RileyOwenEdwardAphid
The Saviors NeganLauraAmberTanyaFrankieMarkGinaAldenGraciePotterJoséBrookeD.J.MelJohnSherryDwightRegina JedNorrisFerArat JustinSimonDukeLanceGaryReillyJaredEvanKatyKenoDerekDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanMilesJiroPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
Hilltop Colony MitchellSaraSeanKalRufusBertieCrystalEduardoMarcoBrandonDannaPaulGregoryCraigWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyMaliaEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneDrewNabilaJennyHenryKevinAlvaroColtonDanielJoeyAngelRichardBenjamin
Oceanside CyndieBeatriceKathyRachelJimenaNatania
The Scavengers JadisLeonTamielBrionFarron
Magna's Group MagnaLukeConnieKellyYumikoMandy
El Fuego EileenTateDevinClaireToddCobyHugoBeckettBrianMarcoWyattHunterDrakeAustinJamesBlakeAbigailLydiaRichard
Cree's Group MayaCreeKevin
Scott Family JeremyDerekHarley
El Fuego Captives CraigKatieRyanTrentEva
Allendale AlexAliceBeckyBryceCadeConnorMarcusMattMaxMeghanMelanieNickSamScottZoeyRobertCecil
Miscellaneous Survivors MaximusJennyEastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyShivaButtonsFlameViolet
Walkers HannahSummerWayneLouiseDougErinNickTonyBillJoe Sr.EddieWinslow
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.
Rapture Characters
King County Liam
Carter Family TinaMaxBillMary
Rapture KevinBobSamConnorDanielleThe SheriffDexter
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.