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The Walking Dead: Is Daryl Dixon Gay? Robert Kirkman Comments On Daryl’s Sexuality

Daryl Dixon Sexuality

During the course of four seasons of The Walking Dead on AMC, there has been much fan discussion and speculation over who Daryl Dixon might eventually make a romantic connection with on the show. Daryl has formed close friendships with both Carol and Beth, but he has yet to hook up with either of them romantically.

One question that has often been posed in fan speculation has been whether Daryl might possibly be gay, and the question was put to Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman in the letter column to The Walking Dead #130. In the comic series, Jesus is a tough character and all around badass, who also just happens to be gay. A fan letter pointed out that a parallel could be drawn to Daryl in the TV series, as Daryl is also a badass whose sexual orientation is still somewhat of a mystery.

When asked if the possibility of Daryl being gay had been considered, Kirkman answered, “All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show.”

When also asked if AMC would let the possibility of Daryl Dixon being gay fly, Kirkman responded, “For the record, they absolutely would.”

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9 PM ET on AMC.

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43 Comments

    • JRyan
    • 1 Posts in 10 Months

    It wouldn't matter to me, even as a girl who has drooled over Mr. Dixon. He is a beautifully crafted character, sexual orientation aside. As long as Daryl keeps being Daryl, it doesn't matter who they pair him with, if anyone at all.

    • Lea
    • 5 Posts in 10 Months

    As I'm another girl fan, I'd still love him and his character regardless. It would be a shocker but I'm thinking if this rumor is going around and getting back to Kirkman and him commenting that it more than likely won't. Our Daryl is our Daryl and it's what's on the inside that counts, oh and those skills on the crossbow. Add to that, he's badass period.

    • HartThorn
    • 540 Posts in 10 Months

    It could actually be an interesting story. Given what we know of his life before the series, not sure how comfortable he would have been about it, which would explain why it simply never came up.

  1. I'd love to see Daryl find love in the arms of a man. He's a really caring person and he deserves to be loved. Besides, how hot would those love scenes be? Yum!

    • chris
    • 1 Posts in 10 Months

    who cares

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