A mysterious character appeared in The Walking Dead and fans are wondering who he (or she) was. These are the top theories about the new mystery man. This post will have some spoilers through the midseason finale, Season 7 Episode 8.
Here’s what you need to know.
Photos from the After-Credits Scene on The Walking Dead
A figure wearing some pretty nice boots was seen a couple times during tonight’s episode, and fans aren’t sure who the character is. (We don’t know if the character is male or female, but we’ll refer to them as “he” throughout the rest of this article.) At the very end of the episode, the camera focused on him quite a bit, showing that he tracked Rick and Aaron all the way back to Alexandria and is now watching the camp. Prior to that, he was seen watching them as they took supplies from the “island.”
But who is this mystery character? Here are two photos we saw during the after-credits scene.
First, he was wearing a dark hoodie:
He also had on a nice pair of boots with an obvious emblem on the top. This might have been something decorative that came with the boots, or just some type of decorative duct tape (as one commenter on Heavy noted):
Theory 1: The Man Wearing Boots Is New to the Show & the Comics
Some fans are theorizing that this may be someone they know from the comics. Others think it’s a completely new character who isn’t featured in the comics at all. This theory mostly revolves around the idea that this might be the person who owned the supply house that Rick and Aaron stole from. Yes, someone at that house was dead. But that doesn’t mean the person who owned the supply house was the dead person at the door. The note said that even though they won, they still lost. Maybe that means they “lost” because they’re now being stalked by someone.
Theory 2: The Man Wearing Boots Is Dwight
Other fans are theorizing that it’s someone we already know, and we just need to pay attention to what boots the characters are wearing to figure out the person’s identity. For example, some fans have guessed that it might be Dwight, who was conspicuously absent during the midseason finale. There’s also some talk that the boots the character was wearing may be the same boots that Dwight wears. Here’s one photo of Dwight in Negan’s camp, where you can see his boots:
The height of the boots looks like it might be correct. However, do you see a design on the top of Dwight’s shoes? (Of course, Dwight could own more than one pair.)
These really don’t look like they have a design on the top of them. These are likely different boots. What do you think?
Here’s another picture of Dwight’s boots. Once again, they don’t look the same:
Want to see more photos of boots that might provide hints about the character’s identity? We did a big post rounding up a lot of characters’ photos while wearing boots here:
Additional Theories about the Mysterious Character
Other fans think it might be Carol, since she is known for being sneaky. She told Morgan that she didn’t want anyone to know that she’s living outside the Kingdom. But that doesn’t mean she’s not keeping an eye on them herself. However, this theory seems less likely to be true, since she was seen talking to Morgan outside the Kingdom. If the scenes are being shown chronologically, then she was busy while Aaron and Rick were stealing supplies.
Another theory is that the character is connected with a storyline that was “abandoned”: Heath’s disappearance. Perhaps whoever took Heath is also now stalking Rick and company.
Others theorize that it may be someone from the Oceanside community that Tara encountered, although they seemed pretty set on keeping everyone from knowing about their existence.
Still others think it could be someone from Negan’s crew, just not Dwight. Perhaps a character who seems to be loyal, but secretly isn’t.
While you’re focusing on the boots, though, remember one other clue… The character was also wearing a dark hoodie. A lot of characters, including Dwight, are often seen wearing black leather jackets. Who is wearing a hoodie? So far, we’ve seen some random guys with Negan’s group wearing hoodies every now and then, but no one of consequence. So maybe, just maybe, this new character will really be someone completely brand new.
Who do you think the mysterious character was? Let us know in your comments below. We’ll add more to this story as we get more information and clues.
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