Throughout The Walking Dead, both the comics and the show, there has never been a shortage of major character deaths. Fans have always been upset when expecting a death in a coming episode, and the folks who work on the show have never let the facts of the death slip through the cracks.
According to The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, he actually give hints to fans about who will die next. Or, rather, who won't die next.
Kirkman has become notorious for trying to fool fans when they bug him about a character's future. The creator often spurts out the name of a major character to throw off whoever asks him.
During an appearance on Conan, the host asked Kirkman if he enjoyed having fun at the fans' expense.
"I have a lot of fun with that, yeah."
Kirkman went on to say that he never speaks the truth in regard to these types of things, and Conan posed an interesting scenario. The host said,
"In a wierd way the reverse is true. If you say that, they don't die."
Without missing a beat, Kirkman agreed.
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"That's the key. And I get people that are mad at me cause I poke fun like that but I'm just like guys im throwing you a bone. If I answer the question that means that person's definitely not dying."
So, for all the times Kirkman tells a host Michonne is dying, or Rick gets hit by Lucille, he's actually helping out a little bit. By eliminating a couple of options, the creator makes a fan's job much easier.
It may not be much, and Kirkman may have a little too much fun with it, but he's truly just trying to help.
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