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  Ethan
Season six ethan
Actor Justin Kucsulain
Gender Male
Hair Blond
Age Early 30's
Occupation Food Exchanger (Post-Apocalypse)
Family Craig - Brother (Deceased)
Barbara - Sister-in-law
Alex - Nephew
Unnamed - Niece (Deceased)
First Appearance "Knots Untie"
Last Appearance "Knots Untie"
Death Episode "Knots Untie"
Cause of Death Stabbed in the throat by Rick Grimes
Status Dead
Series lifespan "Knots Untie"
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
Ethandying
Ethan is stabbed in the throat by Rick Grimes
Ethan (TV Series) Gallery
"Anyone who tries to stop me is killing my brother!"
—Ethan to Hilltop's people[src]

Ethan is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a resident of the Hilltop Colony.

Pre-Apocalypse

Washington D.C

Nothing is known regarding Ethan's life prior to the outbreak, other than he had a brother named Craig. He may have lived in or near the D.C. area.

Post-Apocalypse

After the onset of the outbreak, Ethan presumable resided in a FEMA camp where he was then evacuated to a safe-zone named the Hilltop Colony upon where he settled into the farming community and became a prominent member.

Season 6

"Knots Untie"

Ethan and his team return from a supply run and reports that Negan killed two of their group because their drop was too light, and that he's holding another one of their members, Craig, hostage until they deliver a message.

Gregory asks for the message. and Ethan holds his shoulder, says "I'm sorry," and stabs Gregory in the gut, creating a commotion. Rick and Michonne attempt to subdue Ethan, and Rick knocks him to the ground. He begins punching Ethan repeatedly in the face, but is distracted when another member of the community knocks him away.

Rick recovers and tries to pin Ethan to the ground, but Ethan gets the upper hand when Rick becomes distracted by Abraham's scuffle nearby. Ethan holds Rick at knife point, yelling that anyone who tries to stop him is killing his brother, Craig. Michonne's attempted intervention provides a momentary distraction, allowing Rick to stab Ethan's throat, killing him in a few seconds due from massive blood loss. His body is later burned in a funeral pyre that is seen in the background.

Death

Killed by

After returning from a run where his brother Craig was captured by Negan, Ethan tries to kill Gregory by stabbing him in the stomach on Negan's orders, to send a message. After fighting Rick, he gets his throat stabbed and dies from massive blood loss within seconds. It is assumed someone eventually destroyed his brain before reanimation.

Relationships

Craig

Craig and Ethan are never seen interacting on-screen, but it would be safe to assume they were close considering that they are brothers, their closeness is further solidified by the fact that he was willing to kill Gregory to ensure his brothers safe return.

Gregory

"Said they'd keep her alive, return her to us if I delivered a message to you..."
—Ethan explaining the situation to Gregory.[src]Ethan and Gregory's relationship was never shown but it was assumed that it was stable before Ethan returned from his supply run, although it was clear he did not care much for Gregory based on the fact that he was willing to kill him for his brothers safe return.

Andy

"Ethan! You killed him!"
Andy upon Ethan's demise [src]It's to be assumed that they were friends as they make regular runs delivering supplies to the saviors together. Their friendship is also evident in Andy's reaction to Ethans death.

Crystal

It's to be assumed that they were friends as they deliver supplies together. Their friendship is also evident in Crystal's reaction to Ethan's death.

Appearances

TV Series

Season 6

Trivia

TV Series Characters (With Fanon)
Grimes Family RickJeffreyLiamJudithCarlLori
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
King County Residents LambertPaulaBillShaneLeon
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylJacksonLouisMikeyAbigailGregJakeMirandaElizaKateAlexanderGlennHeatherAndreaMerleEmmaTheodoreShaneDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelAbuelaGilbertJorgeMia
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieAustinBillyAlecBethIkeHershelJosephineAnnetteShawnArnoldJimmyPatriciaOtisLaceyDuncan
The Living NateMatthewRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison VinceAxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury MagdielJoshLillyJimAliceJeanetteMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonOwenErynGregKarenMiltonEricFoster StevensRowanEileenClaireNoahPaulJodyFredGeorgeTroyHaleyPennyWarrenRichardMichaelGargulioCrowleyTim
Military Personnel GainesWellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCallaway
Prison Newcomers AlexisSashaTraceTyreeseBobLizzieMikaBeckyLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloeRichardsPatrickZachAllenBenDonna
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaRossPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielEddieAdam
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus PeterMartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryDanAlexEdward
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenAmandaLicariFrancoMcGinleyPercyBelloTanakaAlvaradoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Dion Family DavidJaneDreLynn
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronMarcusMarianneEnidAlexBobBarbaraScott= • LucasAlexaAnnieSiddiqGraceOliverHeathBruceTobinHollyMikeyAnnaKentFrancineRussellOliviaSpencerCassieRogerAdamDanielOrinDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamBetsyTommyMichaelStacyNicholasDavidSturgessBarnesNatalieHollyKayleeErinRichardsShellyCarterPeteRegAidenEric
DC Scavengers RalphAlice
Post-Alexandria Survivors AlexEllieDrakeJeffreyKerryDanielJackJoel
Rameriez's Group RamiriezClyde
The Wolves RileyOwenEdwardAphid
The Saviors NeganDwight Frank AryaFer Keno Laura Arat Regina Amber Frankie Tanya MarkSherryWadeCam Gary Jared Dean Gavin Yago Gunther Connor NormanRoyEmmettIsabellaJosephChrisGeorgeRomanCusterJiroMilesNeilPrimoAdamPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieMorenoVincentLouisVictorGabeBudT.Tina SimonGordon
Hilltop Colony PaulGregoryMitchellSaraSeanKalRufusBertieCrystalEduardoMarcoBrandonDannaCraigWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyMaliaEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneDrewNabilaJennyHenryKevinAlvaroColtonDanielJoeyAngelRichardBenjamin
Oceanside CyndieBeatriceKathyRachelNatania
The Scavengers JadisLeonTamielBrionFarron
El Fuego EileenTateDevinCobyClaireHugoToddBeckettBrianMarcoWyattHunterDrakeAustinJamesBlakeAbigailLydiaRichard
Cree's Group MayaCreeKevin
Scott Family DerekJeremyHarley
El Fuego Captives CraigKatieRyanTrentEva
Allendale AlexAliceBeckyBryceCadeCecilConnorMarcusMattMaxMeghanMelanieNickRobertSamScottZoey
Miscellaneous Survivors MaximusJennyEastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyShivaButtonsFlameViolet
Walkers HannahSummerWayneLouiseDougErinNickTonyBillJoe Sr.EddieWinslow
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.