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No! There will never be another Alpha. Not now. Not ever. Alpha is no longer with us... but her words still guide us. She gave us our orders. They have crossed into our land. They have taken her life. Now they all die.
~ Beta to the Whisperers about Rick Grimes' group in Issue 157.

Beta is a main character and an antagonist in The Walking Dead comic series, the second-in-command of The Whisperers, and the right hand man of Alpha. He serves as the secondary antagonist of Volume 26: Call to Arms, and the primary antagonist of Volume 27: The Whisperer War and Volume 29.


After Beta discovers  that Negan killed her, Beta says that after Alpha's death, there will never be another alpha (even though he still becomes the de facto leader of the Whisperers). He declares war against Negan and the rest of the joint communities, saying that they will all die.

Gabriel Stokes, of Alexandria abandons his position and and falls, only for one of its railings leaving him stuck and in agonizing pain as his leg snaps. Beta and the Whispers continue on their journey as Gabriel is devoured near to the bone by the horde.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Beta has killed:

  • Gabriel Stokes
  • Paula (Caused)
  • Andrea Grimes (Caused)
  • 7 unnamed members of the Militia (3 Direct, 4 Caused)
  • 1 unnamed Whisperer
  • Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people

Issue Appearances

Volume 26: Call To Arms

  • Issue 154
  • Issue 155
  • Issue 156

Volume 27: The Whisperer War

  • Issue 157
  • Issue 158
  • Issue 159
  • Issue 160
  • Issue 161
  • Issue 162

Volume 29

  • Issue 172
  • Issue 173


  • Negan nicknames Beta "Frowny Mctwoknives" and "Beta Mctwoknives" due to the latter wielding two large knives.
  • Beta, like Alpha, is likely a reference to social hierarchy.
  • Beta is the tallest character encountered in the comics so far, at least 7 feet in height, as he is a head taller than Negan who himself is a very tall man.
  • Even though Beta says that nobody will become the Alpha after the latter's death, he still becomes the de facto leader of the group.
  • Beta is one of three primary antagonists not to have their name revealed, the other two being Alpha and the Stranger.


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