A Breakdown Of The Most Iconic Weapons From The Walking Dead Show
By: Adam O'Brien / 12.20.16 - 1:00PM EST
As a post-apocalyptic survival horror, The Walking Dead has become known over the last half-decade for its violent nature. With each episode, our heroes are forced into battle – be it with hordes of the undead or an even more frightening adversary, the living – and after a certain point, each encounter needs to be taken up a notch to show growth in our survivors.
After years of settling into life after the outbreak, Rick and co. still manage to find innovative ways of shifting the odds in their favor. Some have even found ways of overcoming their foes that have now become iconic to the show, and only serve to add to the personality of their character. Here are the ten most iconic zombie-killing machines from over six seasons of The Walking Dead.
10. Tyreese’s Hammer
Not many characters on the sidelines have shown all that much interest in a single melee weapon, but from start to finish, Tyreese’s skill set with a hammer was undeniable.
This is evident in Season 4’s “Isolation” when, out on a supply run with Daryl, Michonne and Bob, Tyreese gets surrounded by walkers and left for dead due to the impossibility of his survival. However, using his trusty hammer, Tyreese miraculously emerged from his impending doom to fight another day, leaving the audience – and his friends – in awe of how he managed to escape. 9. The Governor’s Tank
It may have only been used on one occasion – perhaps unsuccessfully at that – but The Governor’s army tank shook the foundation of The Walking Dead more than most other weapons on the show.
Commanded by one of The Governor’s new frontmen on his last stand against Rick, the tank brought our heroes’ lives crumbling down, along with the safety of the prison gates that had previously given them sanctuary amidst the ruthlessness of the apocalypse – forcing them back out on the road.
8. Rick’s Hatchet
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