James Bradley (Colonel)
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First Appearance Mid - Season 5
Last Appearance N/A
Status Alive
Age 54
Lifespan Mid - Season 5 to present
Ethnicity Caucasian
Relations Alicia (lover)
Unnamed late wife
Unnamed late son
Gender Male
Occupation Army Colonel

James Bradley, better known as "Colonel" is the leader of the military survivor group in The Walking Dead: All Hope is Lost. He makes his first appearance during the middle of Season 5, where he stood back and watched his group wiped out a band of raiders.


Appearance and PersonalityEdit

The Colonel is a tall muscular man with short grey hair and blue eye. His usual clothing consists of green beret and brown trench coat that's worn over his army service uniform. He also wears an eye-patch, which would highly suggest he has a lost or injured eye.

As the leader of the military survivor group, the Colonel is highly respected by his group members, most notably his second-in-command Jack who is fiercely loyal towards him, as well as Austin who views him as a benefactor who saved his life. He can be described as a rather ambitious man, who has a strong desire to restore order and progress in the post-apocalyptic world.


Not much details is known about James' life before the apocalypse, other than he was an officer in the US Army, serving with the Special Forces (also known as Green Berets). He had a wife and a son. Several years before the outbreak had started, his wife passed away from cancer. Because of his duties in the army, he missed his wife's funeral, which caused his son to feel resentment towards him.


Locations Unknown

During the beginning of the outbreak, James was making his way back home, having decided to retire from the army as a promise to mend his relationship with his estranged son. When the walkers first showed up and attacked the living, his journey back home became increasingly delayed as he was forced to fight his way through the undead. By the time he was able to reach back home, it was already too late as his son had died from his injuries and reanimated, leaving him no choice but to put down his only child.

Shortly after leaving home, James met up with Alicia on the road, saving her from a group of bandits, who were about to rape her. The two stuck together ever since, forming a strong bond with one another and ended up becoming lovers. A few months later, they joined up with a group of survivors that were mostly made up of surviving military personnel. Eventually, James would go on to establish his leadership role in the group, after overthrowing the previous leader. Out of respect, the others referred to him by his distinguished military rank, "Colonel".

Killed Victims Edit

This list shows the victims the Colonel has killed:

  • Unnamed son (Zombified)
  • Numerous counts of walkers and bandits.
  • Unnamed survivors (Before Reanimation)