7 characters who prove why kids are untrustworthy on The Walking Dead

Cassady McClincy as Lydia, Matt Lintz as Henry - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 15 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Cassady McClincy as Lydia, Matt Lintz as Henry - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 15 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /
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Alec Rayme as Shaved Head Wolf and Austin Abrams as Ron Anderson – The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Alec Rayme as Shaved Head Wolf and Austin Abrams as Ron Anderson – The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 2 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

5. Ron Anderson (The Walking Dead)

Just like his brother, Ron (Austin Abrams) placed more people’s lives in danger than necessary. Plenty of survivors have taken risks before but Ron showed little care for the safety of others — with the exception of his own family. The confused teenager even held a soft spot for his father, despite learning of the abuse he inflicted upon Jessie.

Normally, this type of behavior would send kids into protective mode but Ron clearly sided with his father over his mother. What’s strange — and telling — of his deranged psyche is that Jessie was clearly the altruistic one while Pete (Corey Brill) was the abusive one in their family. Ron’s inability to see the truth further emphasizes how out of touch with reality he really was.

On top of possessing a deranged mind equal only to his father’s, Ron also hatches a devious plan for revenge against Rick (Andrew Lincoln). The decision to execute Pete came after he killed a member of their group and threatened others but Ron in his delusional state held Rick responsible nonetheless.

To get revenge, Ron asks Rick for advice on how to use a gun. The vengeful teen says he needs to learn so he can protect his family when in reality he just wants to put a bullet in Rick’s head. The latter, unfortunately, doesn’t learn of the trickery until they’re standing in a horde of walkers.

Ron uses the highly volatile situation to go over his entire plan, all for the self-gratification of exacting his vengeance upon Rick. Fortunately, Michonne gets the jump on Ron, stabbing him before he can kill the elder Grimes. The bad news is a stray bullet from Ron’s gun hits Carl in the face. He doesn’t die but he loses an eye as a result.

The lesson here is you don’t trust kids of the guys you’ve killed, much less teach them how to shoot guns because it’ll come back to haunt you in the end.