|Includes a running list of characters who are only known by the name of Karen.|
The Walking Dead Edit
Karen is a fictional zombie apocalypse survivor and a recurring character featured on the AMC survival horror series The Walking Dead. Played by actress Melissa Ponzio, she was introduced in the season three episode, "The Suicide King". She made eight appearances in the series in total, not counting flashback scenes and scenes where she is seen as a charred corpse only. Karen was a resident of Woodbury and one of the more outspoken individuals when it came to the actions of the Governor. During this time, she became close with a newly arrived refugee named Tyreese Williams. Karen benefited from the sense of protection that the Governor offered and, and as such, felt a certain measure of loyalty to him. She was even part of the group that staged an assault on the West Georgia Correctional Facility. Afterward however, Karen voiced her contempt for the actions they had taken. The Governor flew into a rage and gunned down everyone whom he felt had failed him. Karen miraculously survived the assault by playing dead underneath the body of one of the Governor's victims. Soon after, she encountered members of Rick Grimes' group and brought them back to Woodbury where they met up with Tyreese and his sister, Sasha. She then became one of the Woodbury expatriates who took up shelter with Rick's group at the prison.