In a zombie apocalypse, the zombies may not be your biggest concern . . .
If you follow The Walking Dead, you know it has a revolving-door cast, where new characters are introduced frequently and then killed off in various ways. With help from The Walking Dead fan wiki I plotted out the lifespan of over one hundred of the characters. I categorized each individual by how they were killed—by walkers or by the living—to see what the biggest threat on the show was. (Of course, some cases weren’t cut-and-dried so don’t be surprised if you disagree with how some deaths were categorized.)
Interestingly, most people who die in the show aren’t killed by zombies. Also, it helps to have been on the show from the start. Those who have been on the show since season 1 have a lifespan that is 23 episodes longer than those introduced after.