The Walking Dead: Why Negan's Kill Had To Be Daryl

Every single person on the internet seems to have a thoroughly fleshed out theory on who died in [...]

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Every single person on the internet seems to have a thoroughly fleshed out theory on who died in the closing moments of The Walking Dead's season six finale.

From Glenn, to Abraham, to Daryl, to Rosita - there's "hard evidence" to support every single theory. From now on, we're going to flesh out each one of those theories each day and let you decide which is most concrete.

Today, we'll continue with Daryl Dixon.

Daryl has been a popular choice as Negan's victim since before Negan even arrived on The Walking Dead TV series. The character has never existed in the comics so he's the one true wildcard of the series.

The most popular reasoning behind Daryl being killed off is that he has a new series on AMC called Ride with Norman Reedus. Many fans suspect this will create a scheduling conflict and was only greenlit because Reedus has plenty of free time following Daryl's death in the season six finale.

Another theory that has been gaining some steam in comment sections is one regarding the "point of view" style the episode concluded with. Throughout the finale, the camera showed a certain character's perspective as they were locked up in the back of the Saviors' van where Rick and the group would eventually be trapped.

The only candidates, in this case, are Glenn, Michonne, Daryl, and Rosita. Rosita's death would have very little impact on the show. Rick would have almost certainly interjected if Michonne were the victim and Glenn's death wouldn't surprise fans with knowledge of the comics. Daryl's death makes an impact on the story line and also shocks fans.

In addition, most cast members have said they either don't know who the victim is or elected not to talk about it. Norman Reedus, on the other hand, went on Good Morning America to say that he knows what happens and called it "gutwrenching." Could he be the only one to know because it's him?

By these standards, the death must have been handed to Daryl Dixon.

The Walking Dead returns for its seventh season in October. Expect a trailer with some more clues to arrive at San Diego Comic Con in July.