|This article is about the TV Series character. You may be looking for his Comic Series counterpart.|
|Age||Early to Mid 50s|
Leader of The Kingdom (Post-Apocalypse)
|Family||Shiva - Pet|
|First Appearance||"The Well"|
|Series lifespan||"The Well" to Present|
- "I understand what you want, what you need. They've given plenty of people out there, people who want a chance, people who need a chance... they've given them hell. (...) Well, you know what? Let's give them hell back."
- —Ezekiel to Rick Grimes.
Ezekiel is a main character and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is the self-proclaimed "king" of a community called "The Kingdom", the namesake of his own community. Ezekiel also has a pet tiger named Shiva. Ezekiel is a friend of the Hilltop Colony and a close friend to Paul Monroe. He also has a strong hatred for Negan and the Saviors, which caused Paul to bring Rick Grimes to him in the hopes of collaborating to defeat them.
Ezekiel is an eccentric, affable, and somewhat flamboyant old man. He is charismatic and possesses an aura of wisdom. He is perceived by many as arrogant due to his his theatrics as the "king" of his people, and Ezekiel admits such views to be somewhat true.
Ezekiel is very confident in his presence. He generally keeps a cool head and a friendly demeanor, reveling in the respect others have for him. However, he is revealed to be relatively insecure, as seen during the All-Out War and his post-timeskip relations with Michonne. This insecurity juxtaposes his outward appearance, and he wishes for his "subjects" not to see him as weak. He is very optimistic, but he takes failures very hard.
Not much is known about Ezekiel's life before or as the outbreak began. Ezekiel has stated he was a zookeeper and he knew Shiva since she was born. It is speculated that he lived in or near Washington, D.C., where he states he also had a theater background. Ezekiel later reveals that his father died when he was young and his mother never earned the right to that title.
This list shows the victims Ezekiel has killed:
- Numerous counts of walkers.