Sunday, August 17, 2014

"Walking Dead's" Daryl Dixon Might Be Gay

There have been hopeful moments of speculation amongst some of The Walking Dead's viewers that fan-favorite Daryl Dixon is a gay character. Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman was asked about Daryl's sexuality in a recent issue of the comic book series. Keep in mind that Daryl was created specifically for the TV show and does not appear in the comic book:
One question that has often been posed in fan speculation has been whether Daryl might possibly be gay, and the question was put to Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman in the letter column to The Walking Dead #130. In the comic series, Jesus is a tough character and all around badass, who also just happens to be gay. A fan letter pointed out that a parallel could be drawn to Daryl in the TV series, as Daryl is also a badass whose sexual orientation is still somewhat of a mystery.

When asked if the possibility of Daryl being gay had been considered, Kirkman answered, “All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show.”
The Walking Dead currently features a newer lesbian character named Tara Chambler. She briefly had a girlfriend on the show, who got killed during the Governor's assault on the prison refuge.

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