How do you feel about Negan? (SPOILERS AHEAD!)

Does anybody here watch the Walking Dead? If you do, I have a question for you: How do you feel about Negan?

Do you 100 percent hate him and want to see him die?

Do you hate him but see why men like him would serve a purpose in that dystopian universe?

Do you admire him for his strength in creating the germ of a new world order?

Something else?

Discuss.

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36 Responses to How do you feel about Negan? (SPOILERS AHEAD!)

  1. Ray Davies says:

    I see Negan as just another side of what could be a leader in that society. Rick and the crew have pulled some bad shit in the past, but it has always been for the good of the group. Negan is only doing the same. If we had been following Negan’s group from the start like we have Rick’s, we would probably think he’s an alright dude. My question is, who is going to strp up and be the strong man after they kick Negan’s ass.

  2. Jim22 says:

    Not owning a TV that is hooked to either an antenna nor cable, this is the first time I have heard the name Negan.

  3. tjay says:

    Freud told us human actions are motivated by two things: the sex urge and the desire to be great. Negan is Freud’s man taken to the extreme. Though it is easy to find fault with Negan’s methods it is difficult not to envy his position. He has power over man and all the sex he wants anyway he wants it. But being and seeing those on the on the wrong end Lucille inspires motive and given the means and opportunity I would kill him. I would enjoy doing it.

  4. notamobster says:

    He’s something else, for sure.

    I tend to agree with Ray, that if we’d been there for the backstory, we’d probably not mind him so much. Notice, he’s never been intimate with his “wives”…

    It seems like he’s forcing control on a large group of uncontrollable individuals, but he is an incredibly dangerous character.

    I would kill him, at the very first opportunity.

  5. roger says:

    I thought the walking dead were the free trade zombies here.

  6. Rockheim says:

    Being a fan of the show and comic I can say this about Neegan. He is different than Rick.

    Even if we were present through his whole backstory it wouldn’t offset what he does and who he is. Nor what he commands his people to do. Neegan is simply in charge. You give him half of everything you have and he won’t kill you. That is completely contrary to what Rick believes in even if Rick has had some unpleasant dealings with people in the past.

    Neegan sees things far differently than Rick does and I’m interested to see if his story arc’s trend with the comics or not.

  7. RJM says:

    Negan is like your favorite dog that raided the chicken house, bit the neighbor’s kid or has rabies. You may love him but you have to put him down hard and fast. If you don’t it will only get worse. It is only a matter of time before his own people or a combined effort of Rick and the groups do him.

  8. jacksonsdad says:

    I liked the character the actor played in “Magic City” but his mannerisms in “The Walking Dead” have gotten old fast. All that posturing and machismo make me want to bitch slap him “Lucille” repercussions or no.

    I’ve always liked Rick and I know that deep in the recesses of his mind he’s planning his retribution for Glen’s mutilation (my favorite character btw) and I’m looking forward to the day when it all goes down.

    Looks to me like the way “the saviors” enter the compound leaves mucho opportunity for booby traps, IED’s and various other forms of covert attack. If the story line follows it’s current trajectory I see Negan and his entire crew wiped out w/ very little collateral damage.

    They deserve what they’re gonna get and no doubt there will be blood spilled on both sides but… I’m anticipating a well thought out, well executed decimation of ‘the saviors’ an abundance of ill-gotten stolen spoils to follow.

    Rick ain’t no joke and he’s playing along up to this point but my belief is he’s being patient and waiting for the right moment to strike.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      Glen was almost a messiah figure on the show. He was about the only one who was good through and through. I was stunned at what happened to him.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I really like the Carol Peletier / Morgan Jones dynamic. They feel like the ying and yang of my soul fighting for dominance.

      I agree with them both.

      I disagree with them both.

      They are alternately my favorite characters. First one and then the other. That is good writing.

  9. R.D. Walker says:

    I want Negan dead, I want him to suffer and I want him to turn. I find nothing but hate in my heart for him. He is a tyrant and a bully and I despise him with a white hot intensity. I am mad at Carl who had him in his sights and didn’t put 5.56 in his brainpan.

    I see no redeeming qualities. I would kill him with my bare hands.

    For the life of me, I can’t imagine why the Saviors don’t take him out themselves. Other groups survive without a Negan. There must be a better way.

    I’d rather go it alone like Carol than submit to that satanic asshole.

    That’s my take.

  10. Bman says:

    I liked the show better when the zombies were more of the threat than other people. Now the zombies are just sort of a nuisance. The first episode, especially when Rick rides back to Atlanta was so scary. Now, I’m not even scared of the zombies anymore. I’ve become desensitized of them, which is a good thing for when the Zombiepocalypse starts.

    As for Negan, I like his character better than the Guvner. I find him a tad humorous actually for an A-hole. The Guvner was boring compared to Negan. I cant help but think though: in every movie where there is a bad guy leader, the bad guys that surround him are total assholes. Have you ever noticed that? Take the movie Water World for example. The Deacon, who was the leader of the Exxon Valdiz, was a total Ass as were the rest of the group. Same thing in the movie The Postman. It’s the same shit everywhere you go. They have to portray the “bad guy” and “bad group” in every movie as total A-holes with immature, smart assed attitudes.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      You are right, the walkers could be rabid dogs now and the show would be little different. Hell, packs of rabid dogs might be scarier than walkers.

      Frankly, I kind of wish they would all just rot and fall apart as they should have done a long time ago. Clearly they can rot. It isn’t clear to me how any of them are still walking at this point. They should be piles of bones. It is time for them all to be gone. Well, except for a few who are survivors who turn. That would be damned few, however.

      That said, I think the show is more interesting now. I am intrigued with the way the world organizes itself into tribes and fiefdoms after TEOTWAWKI. I think the show is less horror and more dystopian future now and I like that.

      Frankly. Season 6 and this season are my favorites.

      • Bman says:

        I was hoping that the virus would somehow mutate to allow the zombies to be able to run. Slow moving zombies are one thing, but running zombies? You are effed. Effed I tell you.

        • R.D. Walker says:

          Yeah, the fast zombies in World War Z were pretty effective. I don’t think they were dead, however. They were just sick, living people.

        • notamobster says:

          “28 Days Later” flipped the apocalyptic zombie-mutant-virus genre on it’s head and turned it from “How do I hide my excitement?” to “utterly-pants-pissed-terrifying”.

          I love that the walking dead is about the problems endemic to humanity, with the walkers as an “oh yeah, these things” kind of threat.

          With the collapse of civil order, people will ALWAYS be your biggest threat.

        • jacksonsdad says:

          Purdy sure in the first season they started out w/ fast zombies. I suppose as they decompose maybe they lose some speed but… if I remember right that scene in the first season in Atlanta when Glen saved Ricks’ ass for the first (of many times) those zombies’ were hauling ass.

          btw… I thought of that WAY before it ever showed up on film and my wife will vouch for me. We were watching some usual zombie hobbling and I said to her “You know what would really be scary? Zombies who could run as fast as everybody else. Just imagine a buncha zombie sumbitches come running up to the sliding glass door bangin’ and moanin’ and tryin’ to get in. THAT shit would be scary!”

      • jacksonsdad says:

        Something that’s been bothering me for a while just as a realist. They portray sticking knife or other instrument through somebody’s skull as if you were piercing a cantaloupe. First of all, even old decomposed skeletons still have formidable bone integrity. Secondly… even if you give them the benefit of the doubt that the virus somehow degrades the structure of the cranium… I’ve seen several scenes where some chick jabs a little pig-sticker though the forehead of a “recently turned” walker and let me tell you THAT’S a load of shit.

        Some people are harder-headed than others ;o) but… it takes quite a bit of force to penetrate an adult cranium. Trust me I’ve banged my stupid head on various instruments blunt AND sharp and I’ve still not yet succeeded in penetrating my grey matter (despite numerous valiant efforts ;o) and… I’m still intact enough to be able to rattle off drivel like this….

        Let’s see a zombie do that!

    • R.D. Walker says:

      What about King Ezekiel? That’s kind of a cool character.

  11. Slaphappypap says:

    I’m not reading any of this due to the fact that I’m on season two episode 2.

    Please Hold.

  12. Uke says:

    I stopped watching a bit after the gang escaped from the Governor… maybe they killed him. Can’t remember exactly when I left off.

    Anyway, I started to lose my suspension of disbelief in the show, so it stopped being compelling for me. They show some of these gangly, awkward folks–some of whom are waifish women–kicking zombie ass and taking names, and expected me to believe that the might of organized armies were not able to do the same but better?

    That was #1. But I could deal with it for a while. Maybe the outbreaks started on military bases (all of them! lol) so they had less time to react.

    But #2 was arguably worse, and that’s the fact that zombies simply cannot exist for long. At least the decayed zombie types. One can make the argument for “mad dog” strain of fast zombies being sustainable, but I cannot see how a dead, rotting zombie can exist through a summer, a winter, and then another summer after that. Science cannot explain that.

    Suspension of disbelief can only go so far.

    Negan seems like a real jackass, but about what I would expect for a post-apocalyptic tyrannical leader.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      If we were to list all the ways WD is unrealistic I might run out of server space. It is just a comic book, really. Pure fantasy.

      I still like it though…

      • Ben says:

        Most zombie scenario’s involve the cause making the flesh lethal to eat for anything this includes microbes. Thus no decomposition beyond physical erosion and no scavengers tearing them apart.

  13. R.D. Walker says:

    There are a lot of comments like this after last night’s episode…


    • R.D. Walker says:

      Think of this in the context of my “people who want to be controlled” comment in another thread.

      • Uke says:

        I’m telling you, man, people love them some tyrannical god-kings.

        People literally masturbate to shit like that. I wish I were kidding.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I gotta tell you, I want Negan dead and I want him to die slowly. I want him to suffer.

  14. R.D. Walker says:

    Not sure how Shiva can tell the good guys from the bad guys but it was bad ass.