In the zombie apocalypse, death is a tragic inevitability. Not everyone will make it out alive as hordes of decaying monsters close in with morally corrupt humans waiting to pick up the pieces. Thankfully, places like Alexandria stand as monuments to human compassion and offer refuge to the majority of people its leaders allow within its perimeter. As mentioned previously, though, misfortune has befallen the so-called Safe-Zone on several occasions in the form of nightmarish battles. Every single time, ordinary folks who were promised safety and tranquility in an otherwise horrifying world met a grizzly demise.
From the time Alexandria emerged in Season 5 to the beginning of Season 11, it has seen roughly 100 people die on its grounds. This number doesn’t just account for its residents, but several people who served the Wolves, the Kingdom, the Saviors, and the Scavengers during the conflicts that Alexandria hosted. Some of the most notable deaths include its longtime leader, Deanna Monroe (Tovah Feldshuh), her son Spencer (Austin Nichols), and Rick Grimes’ son, Carl (Chandler Riggs). With that data in mind, it’s plain to see why calling Alexandria a Safe-Zone might be a bit dishonest, to say the least.