Shiva the tiger's entrance to The Walking Dead's Season 7 finale battle came at the most convenient moment possible. Had the former zoo animal not come roaring into the frame, biting Savior faces, Carl Grimes' entire head would be of the same status as his right eye: dead and gone.
What would have happened to Rick Grimes and the rest of the community had King Ezekiel not marched onto the scene when he did? Well, we will never know for sure (thankfully) but a video made by a YouTube user operating under the name Daryl Dixon imagines the aftermath.
Here's how it goes down: Carl gets his head cracked by Negan, prompting his father to step up and finally raise a fist to the villain. After getting his one good shot in, the Saviors take Rick down like a firing squad. Unfortunately for the characters in this video, none of them seem to get Rick in the head, so they'll have to be on the lookout for the zombified version of the former Sheriff.
The animated video was made with custom versions of characters in the Grand Theft Auto video game which is a touch ironic, seeing as Negan's right hand man Simon is played by actor Steven Ogg, who is best known for his role as Trevor Phillips in GTA V.
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