Throughout its seven seasons so far, AMC’s The Walking Dead has been less of a straight adaptation of the comic books from Robert Kirkman and more of a related off-shoot; one that draws inspiration from its characters and storylines. Many of the series’ major arcs and events are borrowed from the source material, but only a few of them happen exactly as they do on the page.
This is even more true of the characters. Most of them fall into the same role in the TV show as they do in the comic, but nearly all have been changed in some important way. Season 7’s villain Negan is one of the few exceptions to this rule, as so far his characterization, actions and even dialogue have been practically ripped from the page wholesale. On the other hand though you have Daryl – a completely original creation for TV.
The following 10 TWD characters, however, were significantly altered when they made their way from page to screen; whether it be their personalities, relationships with other characters or their general appearance. As always, if we’ve left anyone out, be sure to let us know in the comments section below.