“We’re strongest when we kill our own”, announces Alpha, while christening the Whisperer who saved her life Gamma. Was it just a Whisperer’s code or was it her prophesying her death in the hands of her own daughter? This theory from The Walking Dead is sure to blow your minds.
The post-apocalyptic horror series The Walking Dead was adapted by Frank Darabont from the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman. The series premiered on October 31, 2010, following a group of survivors in search of a safe space, amidst a widespread zombie apocalypse in the USA.
- Negan kills Alpha: Same blood tastes different this time
- Alpha discovers her biggest weakness
- Why was Lydia meant to kill Alpha in The Walking Dead?
Negan kills Alpha: Same blood tastes different this time
The Walking Dead isn’t a direct adaptation of the comics. With original ideas and characters, certain relationships were explored differently in the series, making it more unpredictable and engaging. In The Walking Dead comics, Alpha is eventually killed by Negan.
In the comics, Negan escapes imprisonment during the Whisperers arc. Driven to seek revenge from Rick, Negan joins the Whisperers to turn them against Alpha and assume leadership and use them to fight Rick. However, things do not go as planned. Negan gets repulsed by the Whisperers as he gets to know them closely. What triggers Negan is Alpha refusing to save a woman from getting raped by other Whisperers. But what pushes him off the edge is learning how Alpha even allowed her own daughter to get raped. An enraged Negan slits Alpha’s throat and takes her head back to Rick, in order to earn his trust and seek forgiveness.
The way Negan decapitates Alpha in season 10 is very similar to how he kills her in Issue No. 156. The difference lay in the motivation. While he seemed to derive pleasure out of killing Alpha in the comics, Negan appeared empathetic while doing the same in the series. On some level, Alpha bleeding to death in his arms affected him in ways he never thought it would.
Alpha discovers her biggest weakness
Season 10 of The Walking Dead reveals Alpha’s biggest weakness, her own daughter Lydia. In fact, it is her search for Lydia that makes her walk into Negan’s death trap.
Season 10 not only explores the creation of Whisperers in the hands of Alpha and Beta, but also how being a mother was the last piece of humanity left in Alpha. Despite having an abusive relationship with Lydia, shedding her maternal instinct was her last hurdle in surrendering to the Whisperer’s Code.
Compassion is Alpha’s weakness. In an earlier episode, instead of punishing the Whisperer mother, Alpha comforts and sympathizes with the woman who has suffered the pain of sacrificing her child. By doing so, Alpha exposes herself to an attack by the same mother. So, what will happen if Alpha confronts Lydia? Will she be able to kill her daughter? Or will she again fall prey to her own compassion, making herself open to an attack, only fatal this time?
The Walking Deadhas never shied away from changing events from the comics. Although Negan has already decapitated Alpha, her zombified head is still with Beta. Was it the end of Alpha, or is a more divine vengeance on the cards for her?
Why was Lydia meant to kill Alpha in the series?
Lydia killing Alpha once and for all better fits into the story the AMC series is telling the fans. If anyone will be able to catch Alpha off guard, it’s Lydia. Moreover, Lydia has more reason than most to kill her mother and break free from Alpha’s selfish, toxic and controlling love. Killing Alpha will also be a way to prove to the people of Alexandria where Lydia’s loyalty actually lies.
Showrunner since season 9 Angela Kang told Entertainment Weekly how she condemned Alpha for asking her daughter to stab her in the chest.
She exclaims, “What kind of a thing is that to lay on your teenage daughter? Lydia is at heart, this very good person who wants to be part of this group that is more of a family than she’s ever had with her own mother.”
Hinting at Alpha’s inevitable dark future, Kang adds, “It’s just the darkness of what Alpha’s asking her to do, she has to fight it, because she doesn’t want to be dragged down to the same level as her mother, where nothing matters other than just the survival of the fittest.”
Speaking on Alpha and Lydia’s future storyline, Samantha Morton told “Express.co.uk”, “I can’t say much. But I think what’s wonderful is Angela is taking over the show. It’s making it more female-centric. And she’s given so much thought and care over the Alpha and Lydia storyline.”
Teasing fans about her resurrection from the dead, she added, “Angela, our showrunner, has some incredible surprises in store.” How will Alpha come back to life? Will Beta concoct some new evil to reincarnate the Queen of the Whisperers? Tell us in the comments below.