47 Most Shocking Moments from The Walking Dead… So Far

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44. Legless Hershel

Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) is a badass. He’s stubborn, smart, protective, and has more morals than most in this series. For someone with so much compassion, you’d expect him to die off pretty quickly, but instead, he kept overcoming more obstacles.

"“You step outside, you risk your life. You take a drink of water, you risk your life. And nowadays you breathe, and you risk your life. Every moment now… you don’t have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you’re risking it for. Now, I can make these people feel better and hang on a little bit longer. I can save lives. And that’s enough reason to risk mine.“"

One obstacle being losing his leg. While the group was cleaning out of the prison cell blocks, Hershel was bitten in the calf by a walker. Rick decides to amputate his leg with a hatchet before the infection spread. He now needs to learn how to live without a leg, and that proves to be difficult for him. But as any stubborn farmer would, he sucks it up and deals with it, proving to the group that giving up isn’t an option.