Warning: This post contains significant spoilers for both The Walking Dead TV show and comic.
Most people who watch The Walking Dead are aware of the comic series the show is based on. Although they share the same name, it may come as a surprise to learn just how drastically different they are from one another. Unlike Game of Thrones, another popular book-to-TV adaptation that pretty closely follows its source material (at least for the first few seasons), The Walking Dead is, for all intents purposes, a very loose adaptation. Invented characters, changes in personalities, and even entire plots that never happened are just a few of the ways The Walking Dead has changed things up in its conversion to the screen. There are a ton of changes that could be discussed, but the following 10 stand out as the most noteworthy.
10. Michonne’s Lack of Personality
Katana-wielding Michonne is infamous for being a frustratingly stoic character on the show who took forever to open up to anyone. Admittedly, she became a much more interesting character sometime in season 4, but anyone who read the comics up to that point were likely surprised, and a little perturbed, by Michonne’s characterization. In the comics, Michonne has much more personality from the get-go, to the point where she actively pursues a relationship with Tyreese — a development that is not depicted on the show. Fortunately, Michonne is awesome in both mediums, so at least that aspect of her character survived the translation from comic to TV.