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Abraham Ford
Aliases: Sgt. Abraham Ford
Sergeant Abraham Ford
Continuity: The Walking Dead
Notability: Supporting character
Type: Military personnel
Gender: Male
Race: Human
Location: Texas; Georgia; Alexandria, Virginia
Status: Deceased
First: The Walking Dead #53 [1]
"Inmates" [2]
Final: The Walking Dead #98 [3]
"The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" [4]
Actor: Michael Cudlitz

Abraham Ford is a fictional soldier and zombie apocalypse survivor featured in The Walking Dead multimedia franchise. He appeared on the AMC survival horror series The Walking Dead where he was played by actor Michael Cudlitz. Abraham Ford was introduced in the season four episode, "Inmates", and made recurring appearances throughout the remainder of the season. By season five, Cudlitz was added to the main title cast.

Biography Edit

Abraham Ford was a former U.S. military soldier with strong physical features and b right, closely cropped red hair. He was married to a woman named Ellen and had a young son named AJ. When the zombie apocalypse broke out, Abraham was forced to rely upon his military training to keep his family safe. However, his tendency towards violence and his prevailing anger issues made his difficult to be with. Ellen and AJ abandoned him in grocery store, but were killed by walkers soon after. [5]

Enraged and grief-stricken, Abraham did everything he needed to to survive. Traveling through Texas, he came upon Rosita Espinosa, who was the last member of her own group of survivors. He also met a Southerner named Eugene Porter, who claimed to be a scientist who secretly held the key towards curing the zombie infection. Emboldened by a new sense of hope, Abraham committed himself towards protecting Eugene at all costs, and was committed to getting him to Washington, D.C. so he could provide the surviving government with the key to the cure. Along the way, Abraham picked up other survivors, who eventually fell victim to the walkers as they journeyed East across the country.

Abraham led his group through southern Georgia where they came upon another survivor named Glenn Rhee. After a tense introduction, he allowed Glenn to travel with him, ultimately reuniting him with his own group, which was led by Rick Grimes. Abraham, Rosita and Eugene met Rick when they were captured by cannibals at Terminus. After helping them escape, they took up temporary shelter at nearby St. Sarah's Episcopal Church. The only other survivor at the church was Father Gabriel Stokes. Ford respected Rick Grimes and how he had protected his people, but he was not about to abandon his mission to bring Porter to Washington. Abraham was present when the surviving cannibals from Terminus attacked the church, and played a key role in dispatching the last of them.

Afterward, Abraham, Rosita, Eugene, Glenn, Maggie Greene and a newcomer named Tara Chambler struck out on their own again. Eugene however, sabotaged the church bus they were using and it flipped over the side of the road. When confronted on the matter, Eugene eventually confessed that he was not a scientist and did not possess any knowledge of a cure. Abraham flew into a rage, nearly beating Eugene to death. With all hope torn from him, he grew despondent and isolated himself from the others.

Against all odds, the journey towards Washington still seemed like a plausible one. The group began traveling north, but by the time they reached Virginia, they began to run out of food and water. While the others chose to remain sallow-faced, Abraham maintained his traditional stoic countenance by persistently tugging on a whiskey flask. During a battle with walkers, Sasha accidentally slashed him across the arm. He tried making peace with her later, but Sasha responded with, "We are not friends!" [6]

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • On the TV series, Abraham Ford is the first to fall before the wrath of Negan and his barb wire-wrapped baseball bat, Lucille. The second was Glenn Rhee, who was killed moments later.

Appearances Edit

TV series Edit

  1. Walking Dead: Inmates
  2. Walking Dead: Claimed
  3. Walking Dead: Us
  4. Walking Dead: A
  5. Walking Dead: No Sanctuary
  6. Walking Dead: Strangers
  7. Walking Dead: Four Walls and a Roof
  8. Walking Dead: Self-Help (Pre-apocalypse flashback)
  9. Walking Dead: Crossed
  10. Walking Dead: Coda
  11. Walking Dead: What Happened and What's Going On
  12. Walking Dead: Them
  13. Walking Dead: The Distance
  14. Walking Dead: Remember
  15. Walking Dead: Forget
  16. Walking Dead: Spend
  17. Walking Dead: Conquer
  18. Walking Dead: First Time Again
  19. Walking Dead: Thank You
  20. Walking Dead: Always Accountable
  21. Walking Dead: Start to Finish
  22. Walking Dead: No Way Out
  23. Walking Dead: Knots Untie
  24. Walking Dead: Not Tomorrow Yet
  25. Walking Dead: Twice as Far
  26. Walking Dead: East
  27. Walking Dead: Last Day on Earth
  28. Walking Dead: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (Final appearance; killed by Negan)
  29. Walking Dead: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (As a dream/hallucination only)

Comic series Edit

  1. Walking Dead 53
  2. Walking Dead 54
  3. Walking Dead 55
  4. Walking Dead 56
  5. Walking Dead 57
  6. Walking Dead 58
  7. Walking Dead 59
  8. Walking Dead 60
  9. Walking Dead 61
  10. Walking Dead 62
  11. Walking Dead 63
  12. Walking Dead 64
  13. Walking Dead 65
  14. Walking Dead 66
  15. Walking Dead 67
  16. Walking Dead 68
  17. Walking Dead 69
  18. Walking Dead 70
  19. Walking Dead 71
  20. Walking Dead 72
  21. Walking Dead 73
  22. Walking Dead 74
  23. Walking Dead 76
  24. Walking Dead 77
  25. Walking Dead 78
  26. Walking Dead 79
  27. Walking Dead 80
  28. Walking Dead 81
  29. Walking Dead 82
  30. Walking Dead 83
  31. Walking Dead 84
  32. Walking Dead 85
  33. Walking Dead 86
  34. Walking Dead 87
  35. Walking Dead 88
  36. Walking Dead 89
  37. Walking Dead 90
  38. Walking Dead 91
  39. Walking Dead 92
  40. Walking Dead 93
  41. Walking Dead 94
  42. Walking Dead 97
  43. Walking Dead 98 (Dies)
  44. Walking Dead 99 (As a corpse only)

See also Edit

The World of The Walking Dead



External Links Edit

References Edit

  1. First comic book appearance.
  2. First television appearance.
  3. Final comic book appearance as a living character.
  4. Final television appearance.
  5. Walking Dead: Self Help
  6. Walking Dead: Them