The Walking Dead Season 10 Finale is just two weeks away and there’s a lot of mystery still hanging over the episode. One of the biggest questions is who is the masked stranger seen in the Season 10 Finale trailer? With our team having now seen the Finale, now being called a Walking Dead Event, we can confirm – without spoiling – that you’re going to be blown away by the Masked Stranger.
The character is wielding twin bladed weapons and is either coming to save Alden and Aaron (Ross Marquand) or, possibly, attack them. The mask on the character allows us to suspect that this may be someone that we are familiar with who has come to the aid of our Survivors. We do get to see more of the Masked Stranger than what’s seen in the trailers and you’re going to immediately love him/her whether they’re a good or bad guy… we promise!
Although the identity remains a secret as we approach this episode, simply knowing about the new, awesome looking character is exciting and is like nothing we’ve seen from the show or the comics.
Let’s run down a list of who this character could be.
Heath (Corey Hawkins) hasn’t been on The Walking Dead since he disappeared during the Oceanside episode in season 7. Tara (Alanna Masterson) never did find out what happened to him and his van was spotted in Jadis’ headquarters. Showrunner Angela Kang confirmed that Heath was taken by the CRM organization (the same group responsible for abducting Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in season 9). Therefore, we don’t suspect that the masked stranger is Heath. We expect that we will see Heath again but that it will be in The Walking Dead movies when we get to follow Rick Grimes’ story again!
Morgan (Lennie James) is currently on Fear the Walking Dead, and it wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen Morgan in a disguise, but it just doesn’t feel like the right timing. We aren’t sure that the two shows are lined up chronologically at the moment. But hey, it’s The Walking Dead and they’ve jumped around plenty!
Mercer is a character from the comic books and has not appeared on the show yet. He is from the Commonwealth, the community where we assume Maggie has been this entire time. Mercer primarily fights with a pair of twin axes, so this could be a similar style weapon that they are choosing to use onscreen. Timelines do work when comparing the show and comic book. However, Mercer is a very imposing figure in the comic books with much larger stature. This masked stranger doesn’t appear to fit that build.
Although we see Maggie (Lauren Cohan) without a mask in the trailer, and reading Carol’s letter, that does not mean that she doesn’t travel with a mask and these weapons to hide her identity. The stature of the masked strangers seen in the trailer does appear to be that of a smaller man or a woman. It would also make sense that if Carol has written to ask for help that this could be the disguise of choice for Maggie, as she comes to the aid of Carol and the rest of the survivors.
The Walking Dead returns on October 4 for the Season 10 Finale. You can watch the trailer below again as we all wait in anticipation!