A stoic, enigmatic, and impossibly strong woman, Michonne is distrustful of almost all people in the new world. A former lawyer and mother, not much is known about Michonne’s past other than the fact that, like many of the survivors, Michonne lost her loved ones following the outbreak. When Andrea first meets Michonne, she’s brandishing her weapon of choice, a Japanese katana. She demonstrates unique innovation amongst the survivors, using two leashed and mutilated walkers as a deterrent to other zombies. It’s a cold, vicious strategy that few would conceive of, much less go through with.

Michonne’s fury is both her greatest asset and her greatest weakness. It allows her to survive situations where most others would fail, but at times it also keeps her dangerously isolated.