Name: Carl Grimes
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Brown
First Appearance: “Days Gone Bye”
Last Appearance: N/A
Actor: Chandler Riggs
Carl Grimes is the first-born child of Rick and Lori Grimes. After the outbreak began, he met and became friends with Carol and Ed Peletier‘s daughter, Sophia. When she went missing after the highway herd scares her off, he became intensely worried about her. While living in the prison, his mother gave birth to his baby sister/half-sister, which he later names Judith after one of his third grade teachers, Judith Mueller. In order to prevent Lori’s reanimation, Carl shot her in the head.
Carl’s face is lightly freckled, and he has blue eyes like his father’s. Over the course of the show, he grows both mentally and physically. He’s shy, and generally only talks with his parents and the people in the group that he is comfortable talking with. Sometimes, he is disobedient, but does have shame and guilt whenever he has done something that hurts the group. After Otis shoots him accidentally, he becomes more negative as well as more independent. As this goes on, he insults Carol, exposing is pessimistic and rude side. Being curious by nature, he often gets into trouble.
By Season 3, Carl becomes better in combat and loses most of his sense of emotion. (though he does continue to have some morals and feels guilt and shame). Even despite his maturity, he does remain childish, for example, being shy, not speaking in front of the group, and having a crush on Beth Greene.
Trivia about Carl Grimes.
Kills performed by Carl Grimes.
|Victim||Name||When They Were Killed||Killed By|
|Dale Horvath (Indirectly)||“Judge, Jury, Executioner”||Carl Grimes|
|Shane Walsh (Zombified)||“Better Angels”||Carl Grimes|
|Lori Grimes (Before Reanimation)||“Killer Within”||Carl Grimes|
|Jody||“Welcome to the Tombs”||Carl Grimes|
|Numerous Walkers||N/A||Carl Grimes|
- Carl is indirectly responsible for the deaths of Dale, having provoked the walker who ended up killing him, and Lori, as preventative measures so she would not reanimate.
- His “atomic paw” shirt is an easter egg to Robert Kirkman‘s comic series Invincible, where the character Science Dog features the logo.
- Carl is one of the last two remaining living characters from the first episode, the other being Rick.
- He has the the second most episode appearances in the series next to his father.
- He is the first person to receive Hershel Greene’s medical care. The others were Daryl Dixon, Randall, Beth, Michonne, and Allen. He is also the first two be subject to friendly fire.
- According to Rick, he shares the same blood type as his father: A+.
- Like other members of the group, Carl no longer believes in God or any kind of afterlife.
- In the episode “Seed”, Carol reveals that Lori delivered Carl by C-Section. In the comics, Rick is the one who mentions it.
- Beth and Carl both lost their mothers and own an object that once belonged to one of their parents. Carl owns his father’s hat, and Beth owns her mother’s necklace.
- Over the course of the outbreak, Carl becomes colder and darker, similarly to his father.
- Carl’s main sidearm is a Beretta 92FS with a suppressor. The gun he took from Daryl was a Browning BDA, a gun he later used during the farm invasion and to kill Shane and Lori. The gun became his secondary weapon.
- In “Home”, Carl first attempted to kill a human: the Woodbury gunman in the tower. It also proved that Carl was an accurate shooter, since most of his bullets were close to the gunman. In the same shootout, he is the only one to not use an assault rifle; this is either because he is comfortable with his pistol or Maggie was not able to take one up to him.
- His first human kill is Jody in “Welcome to the Tombs”.
- In the comic series, Carl started as being seven years old (later becoming nine), where in the TV Series, he started as being twelve and turning thirteen.
- In the comic series, Carl kills Shane while he is alive and Rick kills him while he is undead. In the TV Series, it is the opposite.
- Appearances made by Carl Grimes.
Episode Episode # Name S01E01 “Days Gone Bye“ S01E02 “Guts“ S01E03 “Tell It to the Frogs“ S01E04 “Vatos“ S01E05 “Wildfire“ S01E06 “TS-19“ S02E01 “What Lies Ahead“ S02E02 “Bloodletting“ S02E03 “Save the Last One” S02E04 “Cherokee Rose” S02E05 “Chupacabra” S02E06 “Secrets” S02E07 “Pretty Much Dead Already” S02E08 “Nebraska” S02E09 “Triggerfinger” S02E11 “Judge, Jury, Executioner” S02E12 “Better Angels” S02E13 “Beside the Dying Fire” S03E01 “Seed” S03E02 “Sick” S03E04 “Killer Within” S03E05 “Say the Word” S03E06 “Hounded” S03E07 “When the Dead Come Knocking” S03E08 “Made to Suffer” S03E09 “The Suicide King” S03E10 “Home” S03E11 “I Ain’t a Judas” S03E12 “Clear” S03E13 “Arrow on the Doorpost” S03E15 “This Sorrowful Life” S03E16 “Welcome to the Tombs”