1: Rick Grimes, the charismatic leader we miss.

2: Michonne, with her katana and fierce loyalty.

3: Daryl Dixon, the ultimate survivalist bad-ass.

4: Carol Peletier, the queen of reinvention.

5: Maggie Rhee, the resilient fighter we admire.

6: Negan, the complex villain we love to hate.

7: Judith Grimes, the future of the apocalypse.

8: Carl Grimes, a legacy we want to see continue.

9: Morgan Jones, the wise mentor we need in the spinoff.