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16. Ed Peletier

Abusive husband Ed was a coward, to be sure. But as afraid as he was of walkers, his bigger apocalyptic fear was that he could no longer isolate Carol and keep her under his thumb. When Shane tossed him a beating after he hit Carol and threatened the other women, it was only a matter of time before the big bully that was Ed Peletier was a goner. A creeping walker took care of that, and Carol made sure he was good and dead with repeated whacks to his noggin with a pickaxe.
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'The Walking Dead': Ranking the top 16 villains

Kimberly Potts
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

To celebrate the Oct. 22 Season 8 premiere of  The Walking Dead — the series’ 100th episode — Yahoo TV will be posting a new TWD-related story every day through the season opener. 

The Walking Dead writers and actors know how to bring big bad guys (and gals) to colorful, layered life. Our heroes learn time and again that tangling with the up-to-no-good living is far scarier than any walker. We’ve compiled a list of the 16 most memorable evildoers so far, and we’re counting them down, from very bad to the very worst. Feel free to offer your opposing opinions in the comments.

The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on AMC.