An avid hunter, Daryl is more prepared to survive than most. Daryl is aloof at first, in light of what happened with his brother Merle, whom Daryl is very loyal to. However, as time goes on, Daryl begins to come around and embrace the group, especially Carol after her daughter Sophia goes missing.

After a personal setback on the farm, Daryl takes it hard and distances himself. However, his character shows itself as he continually comes to the aid of the people in the group. By the time they reach the prison, Daryl’s standing with the group is beyond question.