3Daryl Dixon Almost Never Was…
It’s always amazing to think that Daryl Dixon was never written into Robert Kirkman’s comic book, The Walking Dead. Daryl and Merle were both written for the show, but it was almost pure luck that Daryl made it to the screen.
Norman Reedus auditioned to played Merle Dixon (who didn’t have a brother), but the creators enjoyed his read so much that they wrote the part of Daryl Dixon. Fans and the cast alike love the tragic, lonesome character of Daryl.
Ironically, he’s perhaps the most iconic character on the show, beyond even Rick.
No One Is Safe On The Walking Dead
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All of that aside, with a show like The Walking Dead, anyone can be killed off at basically any point. Daryl’s crossbow won’t always be there to protect him and based on his impulse at Abraham’s death, he could have already been killed.
This led to a boring couple of episodes where Daryl Dixon was being tortured (The Cell) with terrible pop music and dog food sandwiches. There was also a test, which he failed, which he got him beaten up pretty bad.
Daryl is not the type of guy to play by Negan’s rules.