Shown as a scared mother in the first two seasons of the show and a weak woman in the third, Carol became an interesting character in the fourth season by murdering and burning Karen and David after discovering that they could be passing a disease through the prison. Rick discovers this and banishes Carol from the group, although she eventually finds Tyreese, Lizzie, and Mika after the fall of the prison. In the Season 5 premiere episode, Carol launches an assault on the cannibal group led by Gareth and helps save our heroes, redeeming her in the eyes of Rick. The following seasons saw her and Daryl continue to remain close, as well as her become married to King Ezekiel while adopting Henry. In the penultimate episode of Season 9, it's revealed that Alpha has murdered Henry and places his reanimated head on a pike. Throughout Season 10, Carol undergoes an arc that causes her to make reckless decisions that are out of character for her and is the main reason she was not placed in the top three spots on this list.