If you are a fan of the horror drama TV series “The Walking Dead”, perhaps Daryl Dixon is one of your most favorite characters in the show. He is the main character as well as the survivor of the outbreak in “The Walking Dead” and is the younger brother to Merle. This famous protagonist is also an expert at tracking, navigating and hunting. Because of his invaluable survival skills, Daryl is being greatly valued by Rick Grimes as the group’s very important member. After the deaths of Sophia and Ed Peletier, Daryl also established a close bond with his fellow survivor, Carol Peletier.
Understanding Daryl’s Characteristics and Personality
Daryl’s character was first introduced as the Southern expert tracker in season one of the TV series. He is usually impulsive but still more rational and levelheaded as compared to his older brother. However, despite his volatility and temper, he is often tolerated by the group because of his unique skills and abilities, especially when it comes to hunting animals and killing zombies, which are dubbed as “walkers.”
Daryl constantly lives in his brother’s shadow and despite being usually distant, he revealed his selfless and caring side on various occasions. He even went alone and put his life at risk trying to find Sophia. However, he instantly took initiative to just go back and look for Andrea when she also got separated from the group. Daryl was also defined as a bad boy with a soft heart.
His Valuable Skills
A skilled tracker and an experienced hunter, Daryl is very accurate when using his Horton Scout HD 125. He is also very skilled when it comes to different knives and firearms. Daryl also taken a very prominent role in protecting his group’s members.
Daryl Dixon was able to earn Rick’s trust in the end of season two of the show and in “The Walking Dead” season 3, Daryl has replaced Shane as the right-hand man of Rick. By the end of the season three, Daryl is highly respected and well liked by the whole group.
Due to his impressive skills and unique abilities, Daryl is considered as the best fighter and even the ace in the group. Although he is actually not the most well-adjusted person, he still has the ability to perform anything he needs to do. Because of his abusive past, Daryl has difficulty in letting people touching him or getting close to him.
Delving Deeper into his Attributes
Daryl Dixon is one of the characters in “The Walking Dead” who has changed almost the entire cast, which is highlighted in the “Home” episode of the series. In this episode, his new personalities clashed with the outdated perception of Merle of his brother. At first, Daryl was a mildly racist and belligerent redneck who just looked out for his brother and himself, while Merle dominated him by mild mental bullying. In the episode, Daryl chooses the group of Rick over his brother. Now, he is a more compassionate, stronger and braver man who can see his flaws.