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The First Look at Michonne on The Walking Dead Hits the Web

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Hey, remember seeing this shadowy, mysterious figure in the final scenes of The Walking Dead last season? And how we later learned this person was, indeed, the character Michonne? Well, a first look at Danai Gurira as Michonne has hit the internet (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly), and yes, we are confident that this woman can save us from the zombie apocalypse. Yup. Yeah, we’re gonna be fine.

No worries about spoilers, unless you consider seeing one of the new main characters of a TV show wielding a sword to be a spoiler:

And there she is! In the comics, Michonne proves to be a strong ally for Rick Grimes. But will she be forming more of a bond with Andrea instead? Here is what the creator of The Walking Dead, Robert Kirkman, offered up:

“The essence of the character — her personality, her motives, everything that makes Michonne Michonne — remains intact from the comics. But like a lot of things on the show, there will be little tweaks and differences here and there. We saw that her introduction is slightly different from how it was in the comic, and her interaction with Andrea is really going to be a really cool addition to the character that I think will get television viewers up to speed, and they’ll get to know her a lot faster than comic book readers did.”

So, in case you were wondering about yet another diversion from the original story, then yes! That can be expected again. But this season’s mission to turn the prison into a safe haven free of zombies will be the focal point when the show returns to AMC in October.

But seriously, Danai Gurira looks so badass and she’s not even moving.

(Entertainment Weekly via MTV Splash Page)

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