Since the end of Season 6 of The Walking Dead fans have been trying to figure out who met Negan's baseball bat Lucille.
From point of view shots to hairstyles etc there have been many different theories and speculation about which of our Survivors has met with a brutal and bloody end.
And with season 7 due to air in the U.K on the 24th of October 2017 I wanted to check out all the information I could find. Below is all the evidence I have found so far and based on this I have my own theory. Firstly here is the trailer for Season 7.
A lot of these facts are from reliable sources so I tend to believe what I have found out.
This article contains comic book references spoilers and many more awesome but spoiler type facts and theories. If you read on you will find spoilers. Please consider carefully before you proceed.
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Here are the survivors. I will put the name next to the number to help keep track of who is where.
1 is Rick, 2 is Maggie, 3 is Abraham, 4 is Michonne, 5 is Daryl, 6 is Sasha, 7 is Aaron, 8 is Carl, 9 is Eugene, 10 is Rosita and 11 is Glenn.
There are theories for every almost every character but there are a few we can discount straight away.
The character of Carl Grimes played by Chandler Riggs is safe. Negans line before he brutally beats one of the survivors is " If he moves- feed his other eye to his Dad". So by Negans own words he is safe. The actor Chandler has been spotted on set filming for season 7 and is there fore safe.
Sasha Williams played by Sonequa Martin is also safe. We know from the survivor line up that Negan goes to the right of Rick Grimes P.O.V. ( Point Of View). So everyone to Ricks left is safe. The actress has been spotted on set filming for season 7, so this character is safe.
Aaron played by Ross Marquand is also safe. Again he is to Ricks left and is therefore safe. This character has not been developed as much as others and his death would have less of an impact on the audience as well. The actor has been spotted filming season 7 so he is probably safe.
Eugene Porter played by Josh McDermitt is also safe. Again he was sat to left of Rick's P.O.V. Also there has been a recent change with this character and he is just starting to develop however I think Eugene's death would not hit home as hard.
This is where the speculation begins. At the end of Seasons 6 we see Negan move to Ricks right and select a survivor to beat to death. Here is the theory and proof with regards to the remaining survivors. The actor has also been spotted filming on set for season 7.
Daryl Dixon played by Norman Reedus has had a lot of speculation about his possible death. The show producers want to make an impact with the death of a major character and Daryl is definitely a fan favourite. One of the reasons for fans thinking it may be Daryl is the introduction to Dwight. In the comic books Daryl's character doesn't exist, but Dwights does and he has all of Daryl's signature traits such as his crossbow, motorcycle etc. It makes sense that the show would not require 2 of the same characters and killing Daryl would definitely have an impact. Coupled with Norman Reedus filming movies and being part of Death Stranding the video game, rumours have been strong that he isn't filming with the Walking Dead. All will be confirmed in season 7 I suppose.This actor has not been spotted filming yet.
Rick Grimes played by Andrew Lincoln is also safe. Again if we think of Negans threat towards Carl " if he moves feed his other eye to his dad". This would suggest that Rick would be free to eat Carl's eye and there fore is safe. Which I am glad for because in the comics he has a much bigger role to play and I am looking forward to seeing how this character develops. Andrew Lincoln has been spotted on set filming for season 7.
Michonne played by Danai Gurira was a strong contender to meet Negans bat. There has been a lot of fore shadowing in the series- having Michonne's hair on a walker, her eating an apple symbolic of Eve. There have been reasons to disbelieve these rumours too. In the P.O.V shot from the survivor who gets beaten -there is no hair hanging down and in Michonne's case she has dread locks at the front of her face. So this is a good indication that she is safe. I also believe that Michonne does not meet Lucille as in the comics there is another death which is what the producers may be planning for her. It involves Negan kidnapping a woman who tells him she is not Ricks girlfriend( in the comics she is Abrahams spouse). Negan gets her bit and offers her back to Rick as a peace offering with a hood on. When the hood is lifted there is a walker and I think it would be extremely tragic if this death was given to Michonne. The actress has also been spotted filming season 7.
Rosita played by Christian Serratos is on Ricks right and in peril in the dreaded line up. However there has not been much speculation that she will face the bat and the actress has also been spotted filming the new season so it is safe to assume that she lives.
Maggie Greene played by Lauren Cohen was in a bad way when season 6 ended. She is very sick, pregnant in need of medical attention and has found herself in the line up with her husband and Father to be Glenn. Maggie has been through a lot as a character and she has grown to be a fan favourite. Although Negan beating a pregnant lady to death would be unspeakably cruel I don't think they would build up her character including the pregnancy and recent rebirth/hairstyle just to kill the character. For this reason and the fact that the actress has been spotted filming leads me to consider her safe.
Abraham Ford played by Micheal Cudlitz is becoming a popular character. Through recent relationship and life development Abraham is becoming a great survivor- and he found an RPG! Talk about cool! However doesn't the character seem really happy of late? This usually aa bad sign for any character as it makes their story line harder to accept by the fans. This is one of the reasons that I believe Abraham met Lucille. Not only is he in the correct position-to Rick's right- but he also has no hair in front of his face which is what is shown in the survivors view. Abraham is also the only survivor not cowering in front of Negan in the line up.He is kneeling but not cowering. He is also a similar size to Negan and it makes sense that Negan would take out his biggest threat. Negans remarks about "taking it like a champ" also fits with Abraham's personality. The actor has not been spotted filming for season 7 yet either.
Thanks to the folks at The Spoiling Dead for the information that there will most likely be two deaths in the line up at the hands of Negan. Said to be Abraham and Glenn!
Glenn Rhee played by Steven Yeun is the most likely survivor to meet Lucille. If you are a fan of the comic books then you know that Glenn is the character that is meant to die at the end of Lucille. There has been lots of fore shadowing throughout the series including Glenn looking at Lucille victims! It would also cause a lot of upset with fans of the T.V show and the story line of The Walking Dead. There is also the added fact that killing Glenn in front of Maggie would be a cruel and extremely tragic end to the character. Glenn has already cheated death before- when he caught a flu that killed most people, the infamous dumpster too. Could he really escape again? Also there is some speculation that the producers put the ringing sound in the final shot as a nod to the last time we heard it- which was the dumpster in Glenn's perspective. Steven Yeun has also been filming in South Korea and has not been seen on set- fueling the story that Glenn meets Lucille. As heartbreaking as it is to think about Glenn is most likely to meet Lucille.
With all the sightings of actors/actress' the leaked information about 2 deaths and the positioning of the survivor relative to other survivors, and how likely the producers are to follow the comic I think that Glenn and Abraham will meet Lucille. Althought there has been no direct confirmation The Spoiling Dead has never been wrong with their rumours before and it is therefore most definite that 2 survivors will die and that it will be Glenn and Abraham.
Here are a few links to other people who also believe that Glenn and Abraham will meet Lucille and their reasoning why.
999 Gaming's theory and proof.
Faux Pause theory and evidence.
Who did Negan kill?
I,for one, can not wait for Season 7 to air. Season 6 was a build up to Negan's arrival and in Season 7 we have the Kingdom, Negan, the aftermath of the deadly line up, Shiva and so much more! Season 7 is set to be just as nail biting and thrilling as season 6! What is your theory? Who did Negan kill and why? Do you know of any more theories or evidence that has surfaced? Feel free to put it in the comments section below! Until Next Time Folks-Ciao!