Fear the Walking Dead: Ranking the Surviving Characters

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4. Madison Clark

I think Madison’s already come a long way since the start of the series. Initially skeptical about the dangers of the outbreak, Maddie was one of the last people to see the new reality laid out before them. I had to question whether she’d be long for this world.

Let’s fast forward to the mid-season finale of Season 2. Madison has already graduated to the point of being able to kill without remorse. It was cunning the way she led Celia down into the wine cellar, tricking her to walk inside the gate under the false pretense of “understanding her”. Then, Maddie didn’t so much as bat an eye when she pulled the gate shut and locked it, guaranteeing a vicious, painful death for that poor, crazy old woman.

These things she does, however, are all for her kids. Leaving Celia to die was a direct response to her influence on Nick’s “vulnerable” mind, as if maybe Nick would wind up just as crazy after just a few more conversations with the woman.

Did Maddie make the right choice here? Nick definitely doesn’t think so, as he sees her as a monster now. But right or wrong, making that decision takes a very tough person.

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