The Walking Dead is currently on hiatus before season 7 returns this October, a season which is set to be even more action-packed than the last. As long rumored, the show’s biggest bad yet, Negan, made his highly anticipated debut in the season 6 finale. Played by actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the character is one of the most vicious villains to ever appear on the zombie saga. So who exactly is he? Here’s what we know about him.
1. He is the leader of the Saviors
Negan is the evil, foul-mouthed leader of The Saviors, a group of violent survivors based at a place called The Sanctuary, which is in the same general area as the other survivor communities, like Alexandria Safe-Zone, Hilltop Colony, and The Kingdom.
Negan and his followers rule by fear, providing protection to certain communities in exchange for supplies and resources. However, if those communities in question neglect to pay up…well, let’s just say it isn’t pretty.
2. He has a brutal weapon of choice
You can’t hear the name “Negan” without also thinking “Lucille.” That’s what Negan affectionately calls his weapon of choice, a baseball bat covered in barbed wire. Needless to say, there’s a reason Negan is so fond of it — Lucille is responsible for some of the most notable deaths in the series.