When The Walking Dead should have revealed the walker variant

Angel Theory as Kelly, Nadia Hilker as Magna, Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko, Lauren Ridloff as Connie - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 24 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
Angel Theory as Kelly, Nadia Hilker as Magna, Eleanor Matsuura as Yumiko, Lauren Ridloff as Connie - The Walking Dead _ Season 11, Episode 24 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

After 11 seasons, The Walking Dead has officially concluded on a rather high note. The Commonwealth is saved as well as Alexandria and The Hilltop.

Those who survived are thriving, with smiles all around. Not one person present seemed to be worried in the slightest about the walker variants who can climb walls, open doors, and pick up objects.

However, that doesn’t mean we have forgotten about them. To briefly recap, the walker variants we’re talking about actually appeared when The Walking Dead first began.

We saw walkers grab rocks to use to break through glass and witnessed Morgan’s wife attempting to turn the doorknob to her own home. These walker variants seemed to have faded away as the walkers our heroes and villains faced are your, run of the mill, flesh hungry, slow-moving types.

Why the walker variants should have been revealed earlier on The Walking Dead

It wasn’t truly until season 11 that these walker variants revealed themselves again. Even though Aaron claims to have heard stories about them, there is an obvious disconnect.

Where have these walkers been all this time? Why are they just now, at the eleventh hour, showing up again?

One theory is that they will be heavily present in the upcoming Walking Dead spinoffs. But if we are being honest, these walker variants should have truly been revealed during The Whisperer War.

Why? The Whisperers were a very odd and violent group who followed a woman named Alpha.

She, along with Beta and the rest of the group, wore walker skin over their faces to blend in with the walkers. By whispering to each other, they could maneuver through walker hordes and even guide them where they wanted to go.

This kind of power over the enemy was a skill no one else on the show had thought of yet. Thankfully it was a skill Negan picked up and has used since to save himself and others.

This is why having the walker variants reveal themselves at this time would have been perfect. The Whisperers killed a lot of characters from one of Negan’s wives Frankie, to Enid, Tara and sadly Henry.

They destroyed most of Alexandria, placing it in a state where the survivors needed The Commonwealth to help them rebuild. In short, they needed to go and fast.

In all honesty, the remnants of the Whisperers including Beta, should have been taken down by the very thing they thought they could control. Although we also would have loved an actual fight between Negan and Beta.

The walker variants should have taken the Whisperers by surprise, attacking and eating them without warning, without preparation. As this unfolds, our heroes would only look on from a distance, believing that walkers simply got them.

They would be none the wiser to the actual truth about the walker variants. That way when season 11 rolls around and audiences see these walker variants again, it’s a nail biting and suspenseful surprise.

The audiences know what these walkers are capable of and dread which hero will fall into their deadly grasp. This is, of course, our opinion but we can’t help but imagine how epic this would have been to see on the television screen.

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