Fans of the show have been desperate to see the demise of the masochistic villain ever since he beat Glenn Rhee (played by Steven Yeun) and Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) to death, and now it seems he may not make it to the next series.
Norman Reedus, who stars as Daryl Dixon, opened up about the season seven finale and dropped a major hint that he could be the one who kills Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
Muller then asks Kirkman if Daryl Dixon might be gay, writing: "Absolutely nothing has given any indication that Daryl is straight and the relationship between him and Carol makes it seem even more likely that he is not only gay but that Carol is probably the only person he has confided in so far, and I feel like little hints have been dropped about it as well along the way but maybe not. ") Earlier in the year, Reedus appeared on "Live with Kelly and Michael" and said that he's "very hesitant" to explore Daryl's love life, saying, "I want him to be [as] awkward as possible … While some fans want Daryl and Carol (or Beth or anyone with a pulse) to get together, it simply hasn't happened yet, and apparently, that's a very specific choice for both Kirkman and the writers, and Reedus himself. It's certainly not off the table — we'll just have to watch season five to see what develops.
In their childhood, Daryl and his older brother, Merle, lived with an abusive, alcoholic father, Will.I haven't seen him since, he had to fly to San Diego for Comic Con, but he'd be back next week. It was barely six in the morning- the sun wasn't even up yet. "Swear." "He's my dad." "No way." She shakes her head. I just found out." "Wow." She seems like she can't figure out what to say. I don't want people to want to be my friend just because I have a famous dad." I admit. "People are going to treat you differently regardless."I told you to watch The Walking Dead, not have coffee with Norman fucking Reedus! They think you two are, like, dating." - I underestimated his fame.The whole day throughout school, everyone looked at me weird. Here's an interesting development for any and all "Walking Dead" fans who ships Daryl Dixon and Carol — or Daryl and Beth, or Daryl and Michonne, or Daryl and any other lady, for that matter. In the letters column of "The Walking Dead" #130, reader Nick Muller writes in to praise writer Robert Kirkman about one of the book's newer characters — a long-haired, zombie-killing badass named Jesus, who just so happens to be gay. So, I really want the characters to earn that." In other words, the show has very deliberately side-stepped any and all Daryl Dixon romance storylines.