The Governor Appreciation Thread

edited February 2014 in The Walking Dead

Show Your Love For Brian, People :)

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  • Absolutely! You may hate him, but you can't deny his badass moments.

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    My favorite character on T.V risked everything for his community and failed him felt so bad for him. Most misunderstood character on tv true hero willing to do the evil deeds just to improve his and his peoples conditions and supplies then rick appears takes his prison and shoots up his community forcing governor to kill him at any cost to save his people. Killed so many people wearing an eye-patch has some shot. His perfect leader keeps everyone alive and if don't follow his rule die that's fair and keeps people concentrated and motivated to follow same path.
    R.I.P Brian

  • Way more conflicted and interesting character than dull old rick and especially Ricks annoying bratty kid. That said I think his arc was done, any more and they would have dragged it out way too much.

  • Can't wait to have him in the video game. I bet he was the one Tavia was talking to in 400 days.

  • Never Melissa character was dragged couple seasons to much but governor perfect villain like batman without joker

    Way more conflicted and interesting character than dull old rick and especially Ricks annoying bratty kid. That said I think his arc was done, any more and they would have dragged it out way too much.

  • THIS.

    Completely.

    I cried reading your comment lol.

    I thought I was the only one who saw it Brians way :)

    One things for sure, if I was in TWD, and I couldn't find Lee, I'd join Brian.

    Markd4547 posted: »

    My favorite character on T.V risked everything for his community and failed him felt so bad for him. Most misunderstood character on

  • Ten hours of the same song. 1 minute is how long it is so about 600 times its sung... Challenge accepted.

  • I agree.... He was a tragic character more than anything. He tried to change. He really did. But standing there at the fences of the prison, getting touched by Ricks speech, he looks at Michonne katana, then at Rick. He remembers his history now, his past. Michonne killing Penny. Rick being responsible for Gov's shameful defeat in S3 finale. If Governor didn't have this history with Rick's group. He would had joined them too.

    Also when he sees Megan. i think he just wanted to die. Even if he would've taken the prison, he would just shoot himself in the head after that.

    Markd4547 posted: »

    My favorite character on T.V risked everything for his community and failed him felt so bad for him. Most misunderstood character on

  • Play these both back at once and watch the top one :)

  • Is... the TV Governor different from the comic Governor? Because if he's anything like the comic Governor I'm seriously worried about anyone who'd start an appreciation thread for him.

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    I really doubt it man,

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    Other Lilly kind of ruined the chance of him coming back. Also seeing as all the fighters basically got massacred Woodbury likely fell long ago

    gupy01 posted: »

    Can't wait to have him in the video game. I bet he was the one Tavia was talking to in 400 days.

  • You are a genius my friend

    Groovy420 posted: »

    Play these both back at once and watch the top one

  • No, comic Governor is worse, believe it or not. And TV Governor had a few moments where he tried to become a better person that comic Governor never had.

    Tyranniac posted: »

    Is... the TV Governor different from the comic Governor? Because if he's anything like the comic Governor I'm seriously worried about anyone who'd start an appreciation thread for him.

  • Believe it or not I actually nearly did cry when Lily brought Megan over. The look on his face he was crushed, but he shook it off, manned up and ordered the tank in., because he knew it was too late to pull back.

    Brian had his faults, but he looked after his group.

    Brian stepped up.

    Brian never shrunk from the hard decisions.

    You could see when he met Martinex he didn#'t want to take over that group, he tried to leave, but he knew his family wouldn't be safe unless he was in charge, as no one was able to lead in that group, and Martinez fucking strait up threatened his family when they wre playing golf.

    THAT's when he went back to being the Governor.

    Everything Brian did, he did it for family.

    I can respect a dude like that.

    Respect him.

    I agree.... He was a tragic character more than anything. He tried to change. He really did. But standing there at the fences of the

  • They toned him down a bit, theres no michonne scene, he dosnt amputate anyone and he gets a family to look after. He's still an evil psychopath though... people like a villan

    Tyranniac posted: »

    Is... the TV Governor different from the comic Governor? Because if he's anything like the comic Governor I'm seriously worried about anyone who'd start an appreciation thread for him.

  • The last episode of the game takes place in Day 986 after the outbreak so the Governor is still alive in the game.

    I really doubt it man, Other Lilly kind of ruined the chance of him coming back. Also seeing as all the fighters basically got massacred Woodbury likely fell long ago

  • Well the end was a little bit stupid. With this new group were he killed every leader and nobody in the group are wondering why thats happend since he is with them. Than he killed herschel in a cruel way, allthough Rick says infront of everyone, that he wants peace...well and the stupid group still fights for the brian.
    But yes he was a good character

  • I see. Suppose the comic version was too extreme for TV?

    They toned him down a bit, theres no michonne scene, he dosnt amputate anyone and he gets a family to look after. He's still an evil psychopath though... people like a villan

  • Brian's my boy :)

    Tyranniac posted: »

    Is... the TV Governor different from the comic Governor? Because if he's anything like the comic Governor I'm seriously worried about anyone who'd start an appreciation thread for him.

  • In Amc's case,yes. But i think that if HBO would've aired TWD instead we would've seen a completely different Governor. Stll, i'm not complaining as i am very glad with the way the producers handled him.

    Tyranniac posted: »

    I see. Suppose the comic version was too extreme for TV?

  • The TV version of The Governor is a better written character then the comic one.

    Tyranniac posted: »

    I see. Suppose the comic version was too extreme for TV?

  • Wrong. The comic is currently around the two year mark, so the stuff with the Saviors and the Hilltop are happening at around the same time as Clem meets the Cabin group. The Governor was long dead by the time Rick and Co. rolled into DC and the Alexandria Safe Zone, let alone by the time they encountered Hilltop.

    gupy01 posted: »

    The last episode of the game takes place in Day 986 after the outbreak so the Governor is still alive in the game.

  • this

    gupy01 posted: »

    The TV version of The Governor is a better written character then the comic one.

  • The gov would be a terrible thing in the game, he would have to survive and well that would be it. I really think he is dead at this point the comic right now is about 2 years in

    gupy01 posted: »

    The last episode of the game takes place in Day 986 after the outbreak so the Governor is still alive in the game.

  • The governor died approximately 6-8 months into the apocalypse. He's long dead at this point.

    gupy01 posted: »

    The last episode of the game takes place in Day 986 after the outbreak so the Governor is still alive in the game.

  • I think if it hadn't been for the bad blood between him and Rick, and Michonne putting Penny's walker down, Brian would've joined the prison group.

    I think AMC missed a big fucking chance there. The shows no longer canon to the comics anyway so they had a chance to recktify Kirkmans biggest fuck up, killing The Gov.

    They could have had him join Rick's group, he would have to be on the council, so then they could have had a building power struggle between him and Rick, with both of them protecting the group, but in their own way which the other doesn't agree with, Rick thinks Brians too harsh and suspects he's killing other survivors on the roads for supplies, and Brian thinking Ricks too soft and they need to survive no matter what.

    Missed a big fucking chance.

    In the comics he's basically replaced by a shallow cardboard copy in Negan.

    No reason for the show to do the same though.

    Big fucking chance.

    Damn...

    Xemnes posted: »

    Well the end was a little bit stupid. With this new group were he killed every leader and nobody in the group are wondering why that

  • False. The TV governor was a shitty character in general.

    gupy01 posted: »

    The TV version of The Governor is a better written character then the comic one.

  • Actually heard making spin off show hopefully governor lead and tells his story

    Groovy420 posted: »

    Believe it or not I actually nearly did cry when Lily brought Megan over. The look on his face he was crushed, but he shook it off,

  • Have to disagree there paco :)

    DougGreene posted: »

    False. The TV governor was a shitty character in general.

  • Yeah there's no way he could be in the game, I think we're into the second year now.

    DougGreene posted: »

    The governor died approximately 6-8 months into the apocalypse. He's long dead at this point.

  • I wouldn't know, I haven't caught up on the TV series yet.

    gupy01 posted: »

    The TV version of The Governor is a better written character then the comic one.

  • He was kind of one dimensional in the comic. Not sure how I feel about toning down the brutality though. Oh well, will see when I catch up on the TV show!

    In Amc's case,yes. But i think that if HBO would've aired TWD instead we would've seen a completely different Governor. Stll, i'm not complaining as i am very glad with the way the producers handled him.

  • Take my fucking money

    Take it :)

    Markd4547 posted: »

    Actually heard making spin off show hopefully governor lead and tells his story

  • You read Rise of the Governor?

    It actually makes sense how Brian is if you read that.

    Tyranniac posted: »

    He was kind of one dimensional in the comic. Not sure how I feel about toning down the brutality though. Oh well, will see when I catch up on the TV show!

  • They are different.

    Comic Governor was less political and more action-oriented. TV Governor was more political, and less crazy, much less crazier than the comic Governor. TV Governor got crazy towards the end of the first half of Season 4. He also had some spouts of crazy in Season 3. But if you were to compare him and comic Governor, comic Governor basically embraces the psychopathic nature of his mind, while TV Governor stops to think about certain things before acting on it.

    Tyranniac posted: »

    Is... the TV Governor different from the comic Governor? Because if he's anything like the comic Governor I'm seriously worried about anyone who'd start an appreciation thread for him.

  • Yeah I think there both as crazy as each other, but the TV Governor has better impulse control

    Zinthous posted: »

    They are different. Comic Governor was less political and more action-oriented. TV Governor was more political, and less crazy, m

  • Love TV Governor. At one point, it was downright easy to empathize with him. I love how David Morrissey played him, just brilliant.

    Comic Governor? Eh, not a big fan.

  • David Morrissey is my hero for playing that amazingly written character. I wasn't really a fan of the comic book gov, because he was mostly just cruel from the start, took what he wanted and acted like a dick and then got extra vengeful after the whole Michonne thing. However the TV-version i was sceptical against at first glance, you know when you saw Philip and you thought hey...HEY... he's not supposed to be in charge, how did they?.. And then it happened, you saw his first scenes where he had the people under control and took a whole military force down. From that episode i started seeing the governor in a whole other way, and he kept on getting better and better for every episode that passed. I agree with most of you people here and i'm so glad that i'm not alone on thinking that hey; Maybe Philip Blake wasn't purely evil, he had his sides, protecting his own, running a community, having everyone getting along, just the same was as Rick. Survive. Together. But the misunderstandings between the group became lethal for an incoming war between them. I absolutely love the Governor from the TV-Series and i sincerely hope this thread stays alive.

  • Yeah comic Governor is hard to like.

    Shows how good an actor Morrissey is that you can get past what he does and start to empathize with his character.

    I don't like everything the Governor did, but I can respect Brian, probably because, like me, he would do anything for his family.

    Just wish he hadn't gone all Ed Gein on Michonne and those dudes.

    Without that I would straight up back him to the death.

    Still almost my favorite character outside the game though.

    There's only really Leee and Clem I prefer.

    Although I love Maggie. She reminds me of my ex wife :)

    sos4prez posted: »

    Love TV Governor. At one point, it was downright easy to empathize with him. I love how David Morrissey played him, just brilliant. Comic Governor? Eh, not a big fan.

  • Exactly. The rise of the Governor books show he's just a guy who was put through the shit and had to become what he was to survive.

    Morrissey played that role to perfection. Comic governor had very little to like about him except he was funny, like Nate crossed with Patrick Bateman.

    The show showed him to be more than a complete raging psychopath, I mean, he still sort of WAS, but you could understand WHY he was like that.

    I came away from season 3 totally getting the Governor in a way I'd never understood comic Phillip.

    Those episodes with him and Tara and megan are my favorite since the first season.

    Just wish they hadn't fucking killed him off, and hope they don't replace him with Negan :(

    PeelzMan posted: »

    David Morrissey is my hero for playing that amazingly written character. I wasn't really a fan of the comic book gov, because he was

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