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    The Walking Dead Season 6: Why Rick Grimes Will Never Die

    Bit of an alternative view of TWD and Rick.

    http://www.denofgeek.us/tv/the-walki...will-never-die


    Years later, in the balmy plains of Georgia and on an entirely new medium, pop culture would finally provide us with the Platonic ideal of an ubermensch. And that mensch is, of course, Rick Grimes. Rick Grimes is the strongest example of a Nietzschian ubermensch in an actually good product* yet because he has a quality in spades that few other heroes have: plot armor.


    *Sure, I guess Steven Seagal is probably ubermensch-y in most of his movies, but do you really want to read about Steven Seagal?


    Rick Grimes is absolutely untouchable on The Walking Dead because the plot needs him. His are the first eyes we see when the world ends in “Days Gone Bye” and his eyes will be the last we see when it begins again in the end.

    Writer and creator Robert Kirkman can pay lip service to Rick being kill-able all he wants. Nothing the show has ever done suggests that Rick is wearing anything other completely bulletproof plot armor from head to toe.


    And let me be clear: I don’t think this a bad thing or cowardice on Kirkman or the other writers’ part. The Walking Dead rightfully has a reputation where any character can be killed at any moment, and that’s thrilling. But it’s even more thrilling that Rick is so safe. Because, whether intentional on the writers’ part or not, Rick’s secure plot armor has led to the most fascinating exploration of a superman since Superman.


    The Walking Dead can struggle when it’s trying to portray how the “average joe” or “real people” would respond to the unimaginable stress of being constantly attacked by the reanimated corpses of their loved ones. And the reason that the show struggles with that is that it’s exactly that: unimaginable. There’s no way to tell if the characters are behaving appropriately as there’s just not even remotely a real world equivalent of something resembling an undead Armageddon.

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    I have a feeling this was written in response to that article that said the way to fix TWD was to kill Rick. I agree with Den of Geek. Killing Rick would be a massive mistake, and I don't think Rick is going anywhere so long as Andy is willing to play the role.

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    Yeah, why would they kill Rick? It's not like the others. He is the main character, this is his story!! Well, maybe it could happen someday, most probably in the end of the series, but still, it's a big if. We'll have to wait and see. For now, I'm sure it's not on the plans for the most obvious reasons.

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    This may be true for the television, however, I still believe Kirkman when he says that Rick IS NOT bulletproof because it is Carl's story (again, at least in the comic).

    Seeing the absolute mismanagement of Carl in the t.v. show can lead one to believe it is Rick's story and every other character (including Carl) has an expiration date.

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    Thanks for posting, but slow news day at Den of Geek or what?!!!

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    Rick is just a human, he's not the superhero of this story, Daryl is.

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    If Rick Grimes dies, I don't think I would be able to keep watching.

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    Whoever wrote this must have been really bored. Of course Rick isn't dying. Duh!

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    It's Rick's show
    Why the hell would he die?
    I can't even with people even thinking Rick would die early on in the show

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    I have to strongly disagree with this article, the real superhero of the show is Daryl duhhhhh. Rick is just the compelling lead. I don't even like Superman, i think he is a relatively boring character....

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