"Hey. You're Rick, right? I'm Negan. And I do not appreciate you killing my men. Also, when I sent my people to kill your people for killing my people, you killed more of my people. Not cool. Not fucking cool. You have no fucking idea how not fucking cool this shit is. But I think you're gonna be up to speed here shortly. Yeah...You are so gonna regret crossing me in a few minutes. Fuck yeah, you are. You see, Rick, whatever you do, no matter fucking what, you don't mess with the new world order, and the new world order is this, and it's really very simple, even if you're fucking stupid, which you may very well be, you can understand it. Now I know that is a mighty big nasty pill to swallow, but swallow it you most certainly motherfucking will. You ruled the roost. You... built something. You thought you were safe. I get it. But the word is out. You are not safe, not even fucking close. In fact you are fucked. More fucked if you don't give me what I want and what I want is half your shit and if that's to much... You can go make, find or steal more... and it'll even out sooner or later. This is your life now... The more you fight back the harder it will be [...] I don't want to kill you people, just wanna make that clear from the get-go. I want you to work for me and you can't do that if you're fucking dead now can you? I'm not growing a garden. But... You killed my people. A whole fucking damn shit load of 'em, more than I'm comfortable with. And for that, well, you gotta fucking pay. So now... I am gonna beat the holy fuck fucking fuckedy fuck out of one of you."
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catch a tiger by his toe
if he hollers let him go
my mother told me to pick the very best one
and you are it.
"I lost someone… very close to me. It was right before all this happened. One day they were there… and then it all just fell apart. They died. And it broke me. I don’t feel anymore. I don’t feel sad… I don’t feel scared… I don’t feel happy. I’m just… here. That’s my strength. That’s why I’m alive. You tell me I have to crush a field of babies to keep breathing? Sure. You say people who rely on me aren’t going to live unless I turn someone’s head into a bowl of gravy? I’m there. I don’t feel bad about it. I don’t think about it. It just is what it is. It's survival. But like I said… I’m broken. That’s not living. I can’t feel things. No matter how hard I try. Not after what I lost. I’m dead to this world."About Me
Negan (pronounced KNEE-GAN) is a main character from The Walking Dead comic book series and one of the primary antagonists. He served as the primary antagonist from Volume 17: Something to Fear to Volume 21: All Out War, Part 2, and later a recurring antagonist, bordering an anti-hero, from Volume 22: A New Beginning to Volume 26: Call to Arms, before becoming an anti-hero in Volume 27: The Whisperer War. Although other villains exist throughout the series, Negan has been the biggest and most dangerous threat that Rick and his group have ever faced, even more so than both The Governor and Alpha. As a result, overall, he is the primary antagonist of the comic series, in front of The Governor and Alpha. He is also the main protagonist of his backstory, Here's Negan.
"Frankly... I've just been defending myself from a bunch of ungrateful fucks most of the time. But, mostly, I'm trying to restore order... Get things back to where they were before you came along and fucked everything up. You see... I know what it takes for people to survive... And it's someone like me. Someone to keep everyone in line, to keep everyone preoccupied so they're not focused on how goddamn miserable they are. I'm saving lives." - Negan to Rick.
Negan has a unique personality. He has a penchant for provocation and power games. The stronger the resistance to his will, the more he seems to enjoy the test of wills. With insight rarely associated to violent antagonists, Negan appears to both observe and appreciate the concerns and intentions of his opposite numbers. This gives him a serious psychological advantage in most contest of wills, as he is able to anticipate and pre-empt an enemy's plans.
He is very intelligent and logical, and a brilliant strategist. While he can be very intimidating and brutal, he is also strangely charismatic and has a twisted sense of humour, and with this humour comes frequent cursing. Also, while he can be very casual and jolly when speaking to an ally or enemy, he has a temper that can frighten just about anybody. Despite being a violent, sadistic sociopath, he does have a compassionate side to him that comes out at times: this is shown when he makes fun of Carl's damaged eye and when Carl begins to cry, Negan quickly apologizes to the poor boy.
Also, when Negan makes fun of Olivia's weight and makes her cry, he regrets it and tries to apologize to her, but she slaps him in the face, causing Negan's men to aim their guns at her, ready to kill her. However, Negan orders his men to stand down since he knows that he crossed the line by insulting Olivia. This shows that whenever Negan crosses the line when he insults someone, he almost immediately tries to make up for it. Furthermore, Negan always follows his moral code: as much as he loves violence, he absolutely hates sexual violence as he finds it "unseemly", and he will not hesitate to kill anyone who commits sexual violence of any kind, friend or foe. He believes that if anyone in his group of Saviors are to commit rape, then their goal of rebuilding civilization can never be achieved.
As well as his dislike towards rape, Negan also dislikes killing people, which is never shown by any of the other main antagonists in the series, save for Chris and The Hunters. Negan really only wants to install fear in other people and tries to keep as many people alive as possible, hence why he called his group "The Saviors". Also, he is willing to spare anyone whom he sees as potentially useful and can be reasonable during negotiations, and he is a man of his word as he promises to help communities clear out walkers near their homes and will not destroy their communities, as long as they give him half of everything they have once a week. Unlike other villains in the past, such as The Governor and Thomas Richards, Negan is always true to himself and is a very honest man; it is not really in his nature to lie, even if his honesty is brutal, but he mostly does not care if his honesty is brutal. Despite his compassionate and sympathetic side, he has almost no empathy at all.
Plus, unlike many other villains throughout the series, Negan does not underestimate his enemies, at least not as much as other villains do; he knows full well how battle-experienced and dangerous Rick and his group are and as a result, he admires their skills and views them as extremely useful for his cause, hence why he keeps them alive. However, he does kill one of their group members, Glenn, when they kill a dozen of his men, showing that while he wants to keep potentially useful survivors alive in order for them to work for him, Negan does not tolerate other survivors killing his men, and will give the survivors a severe but fair punishment by killing at least one member of their group. He also has a weird and disturbing relationship with his baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, "Lucille", indicating that he is an objectophiliac. However, it is later on revealed in his back-story, Here's Negan, that he named his baseball bat after his deceased wife, Lucille, whom he loved with all his heart and he wanted to dedicate his bat to Lucille.
"You don't scare easy. I love that."