(Spoiler Alert) Will the Comic Books ‘Aaron’ be the Gay Character on The Walking Dead TV Show
There is all this talk about a gay character on The Walking Dead. That is all I see in about 90% of the articles I skim through. I don’t see the big deal, but as it is what it is, let’s see if we can answer that all encompassing question? Who will it be? Daryl…really I just don’t see it at all. He is a emotionally, physically, and worldly beaten down man. Who is now taking his power back, regardless of the circumstances., and doing an awesome job doing it. When he is finally in that place where he can afford the emotion needed for love…it will happen.
So let’s address the obvious source of all things Kirkman – his comic, and a man named Aaron. There are a few Walking Dead Wiki quotes below to give you the gist without spoiling too much!
Via Walking Dead Wiki – “Aaron is a character first encountered in Issue 67 of Image Comics‘ The Walking Dead and is a resident of the Alexandria Safe-Zone community, formally working as a recruiter. He worked with Eric, who was his work partner and boyfriend.”
Now this does add up to the shows upcoming timeline pretty good. Though the show does add characters who appear in the Comic Book, they also have a habit of only basing characters off them, sometimes loosely, other times not so much. Then basing new story arcs off the comic book.
In the comic no one knows anything about Aaron post walker outbreak.
But he is a bad ass…
Via Walking Dead Wiki -“As one of Douglas‘ most trusted allies, Aaron’s job was to be one of two recruiters for Alexandria (along with Eric). Aaron would search for new survivors and he would watch them to see how they acted around others. Once he had watched them to get enough information about them, he would approach the survivors with no weapons and see if they would join the Alexandria Safe-Zone; if there was any attempt made at his life, Eric (who was listening in remotely) would come and kill them. Those who accepted Aaron’s offer would travel with him back to Alexandria and meet Douglas who would ultimately decide if they could stay in the Safe-Zone. “
Not only is that one hell of a dangerous and risky job, it makes him the exact type person to fit into Rick’s group. Aaron, for more reasons than that, (I don’t want to give away too many spoilers), is the perfect fit for the group! Not to mentioned he is just one of those people everyone likes. I think (and Toby Greene) that he is the most obvious choice. Other than scripting a whole new character…the perfect choice!
Now who will play him is anyone’s guess!
I would like to thank Toby Greene for inspiring this article in our sometimes heated but pretty civil debates!
For my source and more info on The Walking Dead than you can shake a sword at visit: The Walking Dead Wiki