‘The Walking Dead’ Introduced The Whisperers And They Are Horrifying Villains (VIDEO)

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A new villain has arrived in the universe of The Walking Dead: Alpha (Samantha Morton), a deadly enemy that makes it difficult to even realize how dangerous until you are facing the barrel of a gun or a blade in your gut.twd_909_jld_0822_00658_rt-h_2019

In the closing moments of “Adaptation,” the midseason nine premiere, the head of the Whisperers made herself known, following a  trap she set for survivors Luke (Dan Fogler) and Alden (Callan McAuliffe). Moments after the two strangers bonded over music and planned to form a band for the upcoming community fair, Luke and Alden followed a trail of carefully laid arrows into the heart of the woods, where they encountered a group of Whisperers, including a shotgun-wielding Alpha, played by Harlots star Samantha Morton.

Alpha’s arrival comes in the episode following the official Whisperer reveal, in which the new group of enemiesdisguised as walkers were first unveiled in deadly fashion, taking Tom Payne’s Jesus out.

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The chilling imagery carries over into Alpha’s actions as leader of the Whisperers, at least as far as the comic book’s original account. Final warning: massive spoilers from the comic books are ahead. Proceed with caution.

In the first telling of the tale, Alpha lives up to her name, striking fear into the hearts of not only her enemies, but her own people, obedient and primal in nature. As Whisperers, Alpha and her army believe that the apocalypse brought about the next natural step in human evolution. As a result, she leads a group of survivors who thrive in the zombie wasteland by blending in with the zombies themselves, wearing skin suits and walking among the herds.

 

In the comics, Alpha apprehends members of the Alexandria Safe-Zone community, due to what she perceives as a territory dispute.  So, one has to wonder where this will go from here. Definitely won’t be a good thing for the group.

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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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