THE WALKING DEAD: Is Daryl Dixon Gay? Robert Kirkman Says "It's Been Discussed"

While it appeared as if Daryl Dixon had found love with Carol a couple of seasons ago in The Walking Dead, comic book creator Robert Kirkman has commented on the theory that fan-favourite character Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) could in fact be gay. Read on for further details!

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By Josh Wilding - 8/14/2014
It didn't take long for Daryl Dixon to become one of The Walking Dead's most interesting and beloved characters, and the episodes focusing on him have been some of the best to date. Though he has come close to embarking on what appeared to be romantic relationships with Carol, and to a much lesser extent Beth, Robert Kirkman revealed in the latest issue of The Walking Dead comic book that there's every chance he could in fact be gay.

"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."

Given the upbringing he had with a brother like Merle, a story decision like this could prove to be fascinating and it would undoubtedly be a bold move for the AMC series. However, would the network allow it? "For the record, they absolutely would," Kirkman says.

What do you guys think?
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Reasonnnn - 8/14/2014, 6:40 PM
Not bad. Meryl, the racist homophobic ignorant brother wouldn't want his brother to be gay.
kevberg - 8/14/2014, 6:41 PM

Where'd that come from? He seemed to take to Carol and Beth.

Man ..just throw that at the wall i guess.
GRAYSONEX - 8/14/2014, 6:41 PM
I wouldn't mind.
Hellboy6666 - 8/14/2014, 6:43 PM
Gay, straight, hermaphrodite, whatever...kill him off and I stop watching.
therangertalk - 8/14/2014, 6:43 PM
Not to be that guy, but i dont think it will work
ALegendaryPanda - 8/14/2014, 6:45 PM
Well that would be a twist!
MightyZeus - 8/14/2014, 6:45 PM
I'd be cool with it. I'm still sad that Merle was killed off, Merl is awesome.
AlexanderLykins - 8/14/2014, 6:50 PM
Not a fan of this idea. He's still a cool character though.
ChrispyG - 8/14/2014, 6:50 PM
First 3 seasons were a great arc that more or less felt concluded. The 4th season felt entirely aimless and just suffered terribly because of it.

I'm not interested in Season 5.
bakongo - 8/14/2014, 6:52 PM
Hey guys,

Sorry for this unrelated comment but I want to ask something.

Where is Teabag, Intruder, etc? I stop coming to the site for a while and I don't remember most of the nicknames.
gamecreatorjj - 8/14/2014, 6:56 PM
That would be pretty neat, revealing that about such a fan favorite would definitely have ramifications within the community, but I like the idea.
Sipprelle - 8/14/2014, 6:56 PM
Who gives a [frick]? It really doesn't matter.
koolaidbag - 8/14/2014, 7:00 PM
Eh if they do it, it'll be really illogical. He is the definition of a southern man born, and raised in hick town, trained to be as normal, (in a back woods southern sense), as possible. Not to sound like I'm being homophobic or anything, but with that comes the idea of that being morally wrong, which as with most things drilled into your head growing up would stick, and become your own moral compass. That being said he turning out gay would make zero sense considering. I think they should just not have him in any relationship, and not mention his sexuality at all. It's the zombie Apocalypse, there's no need for that, especially when it would just end up angering half the fanbase.
SpiderBat209 - 8/14/2014, 7:02 PM
All the sales for the "Ms. Daryl Dixon" merchandise will plummet dramatically!

Well, Women might stop buying anyways. lol
BANE5000 - 8/14/2014, 7:02 PM
More power too him if he is is all I gotta say :]
koolaidbag - 8/14/2014, 7:03 PM
@bakongo Unfortunately they all either left, or got banned. Well unfortunately in some cases anyways, like teabag, but some of them really needed to go.
sKeemAn - 8/14/2014, 7:03 PM
I thought him and Carol would hook up. But as slow as he been moving in that regards I could see him being homosexual. Not something I would want, and it doesn't seem to fit the character's personality. I think if they were going to do that it would have the most impact with his brother being around. That would've created some great drama between those 2.
SauronsBANE - 8/14/2014, 7:06 PM
There definitely were some sparks between him and Carol, and even him and Beth seemed like a pretty interesting partnership. Making him gay could be interesting as well, but knowing the quality of writing on this show, it'd most likely be a terrible storyline that goes nowhere. Or they'd accidentally make it homophobic. It could be a good idea, but the show doesn't exactly have a track record of executing those kinds of ideas very well.
Lozzy - 8/14/2014, 7:09 PM
Im fine if Daryl came out of the closet.