Dale vs Herschel, who was more tactful?

edited April 2014 in The Walking Dead

( Tv series), Who seemed more approachable?
Who had a more positive affect on the group's members?

Both were good men.
And both were very people savvy.
Both men saw people who they really were, not for what they may have pretended to be.

Although I like Dale, I love Herschel.

Herschel, was very approachable, and wouldn't immediately shoot someone down, figuratively speaking, if he felt they were wrong.
Instead, he would try to reason with the person in question, try and help them see where they were at error.

He helped Rick through the grief of losing Lori, and helped Rick, and by extension Carl, regain some of the humanity they had lost, from living in such a chaotic world.
He helped the entire group, for that matter, regain of sense of what it means to live peacefully.

And with his everlasting optimistic attitude, not only did it rub off on the group, but it also made it seem like there weren't walkers lurking outside the prison.

Plus, Herschel stood by his principles, but not if it would endanger the group or his daughters safety.
At that point, he was willing to compromise to protect the others.

Everyone benefited from Herschel.
Everyone saw him as a father figure, including Daryl!
Even the Governor, while he may not have liked Herschel, did seem to respect him to a degree.

Comments

  • I always thought of Dale as being very nosey

  • Hershel will always be one of my favorites. When Dale died, I was like, Well goddammit CARL! When Hershel died, I sobbed. He was just a great man. He had his priorities straight and he stuck by his principles.

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    Dale was my favorite I did marathon run of whole boxset after not seeing it before and his death, Merle and the Governor hit me the hardest what wise old man always looking out for everyone even though never listened lol as viewer always said what I was thinking noticed Shane was crazy etc never appreciated but so wise really miss his character

  • Hershel is the best because he had a great beard and was a good moral man. I like Dale too but not as much as Hershel + he was like a teacher to Rick so he's a hero in my book. ;)

  • Is it Carl's fault for setting a zombie free or rather Dale's fault for leaving at night in a zombie-infested area?

    Hershel will always be one of my favorites. When Dale died, I was like, Well goddammit CARL! When Hershel died, I sobbed. He was just a great man. He had his priorities straight and he stuck by his principles.

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    Carl should stay in the fucking house. But he never listen

    Is it Carl's fault for setting a zombie free or rather Dale's fault for leaving at night in a zombie-infested area?

  • GOUSTTTTGOUSTTTT Banned
    edited April 2014

    I would say Hershel but i'm gonna go with Dale because of this!

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    He looks like he is about to kill someone XD

  • Definitely epic -D

  • They were both my favourite characters.

    And thus, they're both dead.

  • I was upset at Carl for letting the zombie free, but it definitely wasn't just his fault, Dale shouldn't have walked out alone at night.

    Is it Carl's fault for setting a zombie free or rather Dale's fault for leaving at night in a zombie-infested area?

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