† Henry
Season(s) 789 Henry912
First appearance The Well - season 7 episode 2
Last appearance The Calm Before - season 9 episode 15
Portrayed By Matthew Lintz (Before Macsen Lintz)
Status Dead
Age 17
Former Partner(s) Lydia
Parents Unknown, Ezekiel and Carol Peletier (Adoptive parents)
Children -
Series Lifespan The Well to The Calm Before
Character InformationPre-ApocalypsePost-ApocalypseAppearancesGallery

Character informationEdit

Henry is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a resident of The Kingdom and the younger brother to Benjamin.


Nothing is known about Henry's life prior to or as the outbreak began except that he had a father and an older brother Benjamin.


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The Well

As Morgan shows Carol the Kingdom, Henry can be seen riding a horse in an enclosure as his brother Benjamin guides the horse around. Later, Henry eats dinner with Benjamin and Morgan and excuses himself early to catch the movie being shown later for the community's residents. Benjamin reminds his younger brother to eat everything on his plate, including the broccoli he set aside, and to be in bed by 10pm after doing some reading.

Rock In The Road

Henry is seen put to bed by Ezekiel. Benjamin watches and speaks with Ezekiel about helping Rick’s group fight against the Saviors. Ezekiel thanks him for his counsel.

Bury Me Here

Henry first appears training with Morgan, learning how to fight with a stick, hoping to surpass his brother one day, then seen hugging his Benjamin before he goes out on a run. Later he is being comforted by King Ezekiel after learning of his brothers demise at the hands of the Savior Jared. He later appears at the ending sequence with Carol and King Ezekiel, working to repair the recently burned royal garden that had been infested with weevils.

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Henry is seen talking with Ezekiel about the fight and how many people will lose their love ones. He is reassured that the Kingdom will win, after Ezekiel, Jerry and Carol get back into the Kingdom, Henry looks in sadness of seeing his beloved king injured and sad.

The King, The Widow and Rick

Henry is first seen when Carol attempts to get Ezekiel to help her muster fighters so they can rendezvous with Rick, but she gets no response. On her way out, Henry follows her and offers to help fight the Saviors, but she angrily turns him away and tells him not to follow her. He ignores her orders and proceeds to follow her.

In the woods, Henry is seen fighting two walkers with his stick. Carol appears and shoots the walkers and admonishes Henry for putting his life in danger. Henry, seeking revenge for Benjamin’s death insists on fighting the Saviors. After some consideration, Carol relents and gives him a gun.


When Carol prepares to return to The Kingdom to rescue Ezekiel, Henry, still wanting to avenge Benjamin’s death, attempts to convince Carol to allow him to join her. However, Carol refuses and orders Henry to stay behind with the other Kingdommers. Henry then follows her to the Kingdom off-screen.

As Carol and Ezekiel try to convince Morgan not to kill Gavin, Henry suddenly comes up from behind Gavin and stabs him through the nape, killing the Savior lieutenant. Afterwards, Henry insists that he had to kill Gavin as Ezekiel comforts him and Carol is angry at Henry for not staying behind, but Ezekiel cuts her off.

Dead or Alive Or

Alongside Morgan, Henry guards the Saviors being held prisoner at the Hilltop as Jared makes a ruckus and Carol tries to get Henry and Morgan to take a break. Due to Jared's antics, Henry demands of the Saviors which one killed his brother, not realizing it to be Jared himself, but receives no answer. Carol ultimately succeeds in getting Henry to leave.

Later, Morgan lies to Henry that Gavin killed Benjamin and thus Henry had already gotten his revenge upon Benjamin's killer.

Do Not Send Us Astray

As the Hilltop prepares for the coming Saviors' attack, Henry begs Carol and Ezekiel to join the fight. They both refuse and tell him to protect the Barrington House. During the attack, Henry does as Carol and Ezekiel told him and stays in the House. The next day, Henry tells Carol that he would've been able to help during the fight and that he knows how to fight.

That night, Henry steals the keys from the prisoners and a weapon. An armed Henry arrives to the pen and confronts Gregory, asking who killed his brother. He tells him he doesn't know any of the Saviors. Henry questions Gregory why he is a prisoner if he isn't a Savior. Later, he opens the gate, demanding to know which Savior killed his brother and threatening to kill everyone if the killer doesn't step forward, when suddenly an injured Savior reanimates and attacks the rest the of the prisoners, allowing Jared to push Henry and take his weapon, leading the other prisoners away. Gregory escapes with them as well instead of helping Henry. The following day, Henry is missing. Carol, Morgan, Jerry and Ezekiel search him, without succes.

Still Gotta Mean Something

Carol and Morgan search for Henry in the nearby forest. During their search, Morgan experiences hallucinations of Henry and expresses a belief that he is dead. Later, Carol finds Henry in the woods and they return to the Hilltop, where he reunites with Ezekiel. Henry apologizes to Morgan, but he tells him to never be sorry.


As Morgan suffers from a delusional episode and prepares to attack Alden and the other Saviors, Henry steps in but is knocked to the ground my Morgan's staff. Fortunately for Henry, Morgan snaps out of his episode and realizes he just attacked Henry. As Morgan takes off, Henry is checked up on by Carol. Later when the Saviors arrive, Henry is among the civilians to evacuate out of the settlement and into the woods for safety.

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The Bridge

At a camp, which the communities have set up in the woods, Ezekiel explains to Henry how vital the bridge will be in connecting the communities. Carol hands Henry his stick and kisses him goodbye. Later, Henry arrives to the bridge to give water to the workes. Justin shoves him down for not giving him extra water and starts drinking from the jug. Henry gets angry and knocks him down with his stick.

A furious Justin gets up to retaliate, but Daryl stops him, saying that the kid’s just doing his job. Justin swings at him and Daryl punches him in the face. They start fighting. Rick arrives and stops them. He tells everyone to go back to work. A while later, when Daryl is beating Justin, Henry looks on with the rest of the camp.

Who Are You Now

Six years later, in the Kingdom, a teenage Henry is trying to fix the pipes when Carol and Jerry arrive, they help him fix the pipe and Ezekiel arrives to check on him. Henry sasses him about their deteriorating community, but Ezekiel warns him to watch his tone. Shortly after, Carol reminds Ezekiel that Henry isn’t wrong and he could benefit by moving to Hilltop to become Earl's apprentice. <P STYLE="font-size: 10pt;">Later, Ezekiel bids farewell to Henry as he and Carol prepare to trek to Hilltop. Henry assures him they’ll see each other before the fair. Carol tells him that Henry inherited the dream part from him and Ezekiel mentions that the fair is his way to reunite the communities. On the road, Carol tells Henry they have to take a detour before going to Hilltop. Suddenly, they hear a woman scream and Henry runs over to help but finds Regina with a group of former Saviors. Carol runs over with a bow and arrow as Jed walks up with a gun and smiles.

Jed tells Carol and Henry that since the Sanctuary was abandoned they’ve had to get more desperate. He tells her he’s going to let them off since she spared him back in the day, but he’s taking all their stuff, including her ring. This angers Henry, who kicks up his stick and knocks Jed down. Jed throws Henry to the ground and Carol jumps in and gives him her ring. Jed thanks her and leaves with his people.

At night, in the woods, Henry and Carol camp inside an abandoned vehicle. Henry scolds her for not defending herself but she says that she couldn't risk him getting hurt. The next day, Henry apologizes to Carol but is confused when he notices she's wearing her ring again. Suddenly, Carol takes a detour to find Daryl. She asks him to come along, to which he accepts with a smile.


Daryl escorts Carol and Henry to his camp by a dam. As he feeds his dog, Carol asks him when was the last time he ate. "Dog ate yesterday," he says and walks off. Carol asks why he's been living in the woods so long and he says it's quiet. She updates him on Henry moving to Hilltop while she deals with things at the Kingdom. Daryl asks why she's really here and she reveals she wants him to come with them. "Want me to babysit your boy?" Daryl growls. Carol admits Henry could use a mentor to toughen him up, but Daryl says he'll have to learn on his own.

A while later, Daryl skins a snake and throws it into the fire for dinner while Henry asks Carol if she brought him here so Daryl could be his chaperone. At night, Carol gives Daryl a haircut and he reveals he never found Rick's body and got used to being in the woods. Carol suggests he should let it go. Later, as they have dinner, Henry asks Daryl how he got his scar on the eye but he ignores him and leaves to find his dog. Henry tails Daryl and finds a walker instead. Daryl shows up and asks if he was following him. Suddenly, Daryl hears his dog barking wildly nearby and rushes over to find it stuck in a trap and surrounded by walkers. Daryl picks off the walkers to save his dog and before a walker can bite him, Henry jumps in and saves him. "I told you to stay back," Daryl scolds. From the bushes, Carol secretly lowers her bow and arrow.

Back at the camp, Henry notices a x shaped scar on Daryl's back as he changes his shirt. He sits next to him and tells him that this is the first time the dog got caught in his trap. Henry thanks him for the save and tells him Carol misses and worries about him. "She knows how to find me," Daryl says. Henry suggests he should come to Hilltop with them. Daryl asks if it's so he can look over him, but Henry says "It isn't just about me."

In the morning, Daryl loads up his bike for Hilltop and Carol seems overjoyed she convinced him to come. Later, they arrive at Hilltop and hug Tara. Carol tells Jesus that Henry wants to learn how to be a blacksmith. Aaron greets Daryl and tells him they could use his help locating Eugene. Henry tries to tag along but Carol instead says he needs to stay and she will help him find a home.


In Hilltop, Henry says goodbye to Carol, promising her to make her proud. Dianne asks Carol if she can ride back with her to Kingdom and she agrees. Later, at Earl's blacksmithing spot, Enid checks up on Henry and jokes with him. Earl invites him to dinner, but he refuses after seeing Enid and Alden kissing. Later, everyone eats at the mess hall except for a solitary Henry. A group of teens notice him and invite him to hang with them in the woods.

At night, Henry drinks with his new friends in a shed outside of Hilltop. Gage suggests they have some more fun and takes them to a covered hole in the ground with a walker inside. Addy leaves as they throw rope rings at it and Rodney pees on it. Henry jumps in and mercy kills the walker. Gage is pissed at Henry for being a buzzkill and leaves him there. Somehow, Henry manages to climb out and makes a fuzz to enter the Hilltop, where he pukes on the animals and on Tara's shoes, making him end in the jail.

A while later, Tara takes Earl down to Henry's jail. Henry explains his community is counting on him and begs for another chance. Earl promises to talk to Jesus when he returns.


In Hilltop's cellar, Henry watches confused as Daryl throws a girl in a cell, before being informed that Jesus is dead. Then, he listens on as Daryl, Michonne and Tara interrogate the girl, who claims to not have a name and that her group were good people just trying to survive. Afterward, Daryl takes Henry outside for a moment and scolds him for behaving stupidly, reminding him that he has one more night left in the cell before he can be released.

A while later, Daryl rushes back to the jail to demand the girl to reveal her identity. Henry tries to intervene but Daryl shuts him down. He slams her against the bars and asks if she comes from a place with walls. She tells him that places like Hilltop never last and her mom told her they needed the dead to stay safe. He raises his knife to her and demands why her people killed his and she says they were always going to, that’s what they do. She tells him her mother is out there alone but he calls her a liar before dragging her towards the exit. She begs for her life and he lets her cower back in her cell. Daryl then reminds Henry of his place and warns he’ll stay in that cell until he realizes it. After he leaves, the girl thanks Henry for saving her and introduces herself as Lydia. Outside, next to a window, Daryl listens in.


Lydia tells her story to Henry in her cell at Hilltop. Henry tells Lydia about Carol, who would do anything to protect him. He asks more about her parents and Lydia thinks about her father dying from a stab wound. She says her mother is also relentless and is not someone anyone would want to mess with. Outside, Daryl is sitting by the window and listening to their conversation. Henry offers Lydia an egg. She tells him to keep it and that hunger is a gift. She asks why he's being nice to her and he says that he, his brother, and his dad were messed up when they were first found out there and it took a lot of someone being nice to make things okay again. Lydia says her dad said that things will never be okay again.

In the cell, Henry tells Lydia her mom seems nice and reveals he and his adoptive parents are from another community called The Kingdom, which is a day's ride from Hilltop. Suddenly, Daryl flies downstairs and takes Henry out. Outside, Daryl scolds Henry for endangering his family and reveals he has been using him to get information out of her. Henry lashes out, believing Lydia to be a good person who got messed up. He calls Daryl an asshole and tells him to get the information himself. Daryl goes back to Lydia's cell and offers her medicine to help with her ear, but she refuses. He tells her that Luke and Alden are missing, but she says she knows nothing about it. He then asks her if her mom would kill their people if she crossed them. Lydia says that she would if she had to.

Henry frees Lydia from the cell so they can hang out outside. Lydia immediately grabs a worm from the ground and eats it. She gives one to Henry, who does the same. Henry shows her around as she sneaks a hammer behind her back. She nearly bashes him with it until she hears a baby crying, which triggers more memories from the shelter. She then asks Henry to take her back to her cell. He agrees as Daryl watches them from nearby. In the cell, Lydia asks Henry to stay with her. They hold hands through the bars and fall asleep. The next morning, Daryl finds them holding hands. Lydia asks for the pills, promising not to attack this time. She confesses she was trying to get intel from them and that if her mom did find Luke and Alden then they're probably dead. She then explains her people are always on the move and that her memories were mixed up because her mother lied to her. Lydia confesses her father was caring and her mother was the monster. Henry asks Daryl if Lydia can stay.


At Hilltop, Henry listens as Daryl decides to walk outside to talk to Alpha face to face and tells him that they can't give Lydia back because she's abused, but Daryl claims they won't. However, Henry decides to hide Lydia in a cabin in the woods. In the cabin, Lydia changes into cleaner clothes, claiming it feels weird. Suddenly, Enid and Addy show up to demand Lydia back for Alden and Luke, but Henry refuses to give her up. Enid tells him about watching her parents die and how Carl told her she has to live for more than survival. Henry’s torn so Lydia offers to give herself up to save their friends. She kisses Henry and they return to Hilltop.

From the gates, Henry watches as Daryl hands Lydia over to Alpha in exchange for Alden and Luke, who are embraced by Enid and Magna's group. Henry then watches as Lydia apologizes to her mother and Alpha smacks her across the face, ordering her to address her as Alpha like everyone else. She then smiles at Daryl as they leave. Later, Henry tells Daryl that what they did isn’t right, but Daryl reminds him they had to and they just have to live with it. At night, Henry leaves a note, claiming he can't live with that, and heads out in search of Lydia.


In the woods, Henry catches up with Lydia and the Whisperers and watches them from a close distance. A Whisperer asks him to put down his staff but Henry knocks him out. Suddenly, Beta grabs Henry from behind and tosses him in front of Alpha. He says he’s been tracking Henry for a while, but Henry’s been tracking them for longer. Alpha questions him as Beta threatens to break his arm. Henry relents and reveals he came alone to get Lydia. She calls him stupid and punches him in the face. Alpha decides Henry’s coming with them. A while later, they arrive at the Whisperers' camp and Henry is tied up to a tree by Beta.

Later, Alpha taunts Henry when she is approached by a couple of Whisperers who challenge her leadership role. Henry then looks on in horror as Alpha brutally executes the couple and holds the woman's decapitated head in front of him. Then, Lydia shows Henry she still has the necklace he gave her, signaling she secretly supports him. At night, Beta takes Henry to Alpha. She makes Lydia pick up a knife and tells her to kill Henry with it to prove what side she’s on. Lydia begins to cry as she approaches Henry. Alpha warns her not to be weak like her father and that if she doesn’t kill him, Beta will kill them both. Suddenly, a small herd of walkers show up and begin eating the unmasked Whisperers. Alpha and the others quickly put on their masks to try to lure the herd away as Daryl and Connie arrive disguised as Whisperers to rescue Henry. They grab Henry, who grabs Lydia, and together they escape.


Daryl and Connie flee with Henry and Lydia from a group of Whisperers led by Beta within a horde of walkers. Connie directs them to a uncompleted high-rise that her group had taken shelter in before, where she shows to Daryl that they could isolate the Whisperers by laying an ambush on the upper floors. Unsure about Lydia's trustworthiness, Daryl locks her in a closet with Dog while they prepare for Beta's group to arrive. This plan works, as Beta and his allies are forced to abandon the walkers on the ground floor, giving Daryl and Connie the ability to kill them easily.

Daryl has a one-on-one fight with Beta, which ends with Daryl pushing Beta into an open elevator shaft. Lydia, fearing for Henry's safety, breaks out of the closet, in time for Dog to attack a Whisperer that was about to kill Henry, though Henry still ends up injuring his leg. With the Whisperers subdued, the group works to lure the walkers out of the ground floor so that they can escape, unaware that Beta is still alive at the bottom of the elevator shaft.


Henry arrives at Alexandria with Daryl, Lydia, and Connie. From a guardpost, Michonne tells Daryl she's skeptical of Lydia but he assures her she’s on their side. Inside, Henry gets his leg stitched by one of the town doctors. Later, Henry sits on a porch when Michonne asks for a moment alone with her and he leaves to give them privacy. At night, Henry, Daryl, Lydia, and Connie leave for the Kingdom. The next day, Henry, Daryl, Lydia, and Connie encounter Michonne and Judith in the woods and join them on their way towards the Kingdom.

The Calm Before

Michonne and Daryl arrive at the fair with Judith, Henry, Lydia, and Connie, reuniting with Ezekiel and Carol. Michonne brings all the leaders from the communities to apologize for Alexandria forgoing its relationships, that Alexandria will give asylum to Lydia, and to establish a mutual protection pact knowing that Alpha will likely retaliate. To affirm the pact, Ezekiel has the communities sign Michonne's charter, and then start arranging for a small combined force to travel to Hilltop to make sure it is secure from an attack from the Whisperers. As the Fair continues, Alpha has snuck into the Fair, posing as one of the Alexandria fairgoers from the caravan, and gathers intel. Meanwhile, Henry shows Lydia around at the fair.

Somehow, Henry is among the residents kidnapped by Alpha and taken away to a stable in the woods. In the stable, Henry alongside the other tied up residents are about to be attacked by the Whisperers but are found by Ozzy, Alek, and D.J., giving the group a chance to fight back. In the middle of the chaos, Alpha arrives and the group is subued and then killed, only leaving Siddiq alive as a witness. Later, Alpha puts Henry's decapitated head on one of the several pikes used for the Whisperers' border. The next day, Daryl, Michonne, Carol, Siddiq, and Yumiko find the border and watch in horror at the victims, a reanimated Henry being among them.

Later, in the Kingdom, Siddiq delivers the tragic news to the crowd, tells them how brave everyone was in their final moments and how they all fought back. He encourages everyone to remember the fallen as brave heroes and to honor them. Sometime later, Daryl and Lydia visit the border where the pikes had been placed. Lydia places the Hilltop medallion Henry gave her at the base of his pike in his memory.

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