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    Who Was Beta In ‘The Walking Dead’?

    The Walking Dead‘ is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series based on comic books of the same name directed by Tony Moore, Robert Kirkman, and Charlie Adlard. It stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, and Seth Gillian. After the success of the show, three further spinoffs were announced – ‘The Walking Dead: Dead City‘ featuring Maggie and Negan, another with Daryl Dixon featuring as the titular character, and an untitled series featuring Rick and Michonne.

    ‘The Walking Dead‘ is about zombies, so primarily it’s understood that zombies are the villains. But the series also reminded us that humans can be villains as well. The villains in ‘The Walking Dead‘ are the kind of villains that we love to hate. Villains like the Governor and Dawn are completely unhinged and were a threat since the very start of the show. On the other hand, there are villains like Shane and Negan, whose characters shift into people fans barely recognize, in good ways and bad. But no one can ever forget The Whisperers – the worst of all villains.

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    ‘The Walking Dead’: All About Beta

    Beta, played by Ryan Hurst is one of the primary antagonists of the series. Beta is an extremely tall, muscular, and intense man. He wears a skin mask on his face at all times, even in the presence and absence of walkers as he is fiercely protective of his face. If anyone tries to take it off, he instantly kills them without a second thought. It doesn’t matter even if they are fellow Whisperers. He is also responsible for leading the enormous zombie swarm toward the residents, along with being an absolute force in the fighting department.

    Beta is a brutal, sociopathic, cunning, aggressive, and highly analytical man who is devoted to the Whisperer’s way of life. He was later revealed to be a solitary, socially awkward, and mentally unstable individual, having apparently turned into a recluse and gone insane after the death of his best friend. He was the second-in-command of the Whisperers and the right-hand man of Alpha. After her death, he becomes the de-facto leader of the Whisperers. Later, after his death, it was revealed why Beta was soo persistent to cover his face. It is because, before the apocalypse, he was a famous basketball player turned actor.

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    Who Is The Alpha?

    Dee, known as Alpha is the main antagonist in the second half of season nine and season ten of the show. In both series, Alpha is the leader of the Whisperers and the mother of Lydia. Alpha also appears in Tales of the Walking Dead which reveals her real name, Dee.

    After murdering her husband, she lived on a steamboat with her daughter, Lydia, and another community of survivors where she tried to put her violent past behind her and become a good mother and a good person. However, the steamboat falls after it is attacked by a gang of bandits, leaving Dee, Lydia, and another woman named Brooke as the only survivors. Shortly thereafter, as Dee prepares to kill Lydia and then herself in order to spare her daughter from the horrors of the world, they are found by the Whisperers. At that time the Whisperers were led by a woman named Hera. Dee eventually kills Hera, and turns her face into her walker mask, becoming Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers.

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    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah
    Khevna Shah is a content know-it-all, working as an Entertainment Writer for First Curiosity. When she's not forensic-analyzing new movies and shows, she's probably out there with her camera. Approach her with your fan theories, and you've got yourself a friend for life. She aspires to be a professional content critic someday.

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