Remember last month when Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman was asked about show favorite Daryl Dixon and the "If Daryl dies, we riot" meme, and Kirkman got feisty and tried to proactively break our hearts by being all, "I'LL DO IT, MAN! DON'T THINK I WON'T KILL HIM! IF DARYL DIES IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU" and we were all, damn dude it's just a television series it's not like we'd really riot ha ha ha anyway Kirkman no big deal but we're outside your house right now and we have some flaming torches.
It turns out Kirkman's little threat didn't exactly go unnoticed, and Norman Reedus was recently asked to respond to the possibility of his character's death. In true Reedus fashion, his answer didn't pull any punches ("I think it’s silly to think any one of these characters on the show are invincible"), but his comment on how he'd like to see Daryl die was also ... um, surprisingly sexy?
If you missed Kirkman's exact statement about killing off Daryl, here's what he said:
But specifically about the Daryl thing -- that fan reaction is going to get him killed. I feel like it’s a dare. Like, "Oh, really? You’re gonna riot? We’ll see ... we’ll see. No one is safe."
Then, presumably, Kirkman made this face:
The folks at Comicbook.com asked Norman Reedus to comment on Kirkman's fan trolling teasing threat, and Reedus said,
I would be very bummed. (...) it’s a dangerous world and Daryl has a lot to discover as do all the players.
Reedus was then asked how he'd prefer to see Daryl go out if the show creators ever did decide to pull the plug on his character:
What’s with all these death questions? Maybe I can be found by a harem of sirens that can sing to me and pet my head. I could become their sex slave and populate mermaid land with redneck fish people.
Haaaa, what a jokester! That Norman, man, he just cracks me COME TO MAMA I WILL SO TOTALLY PET YOUR HEAD DARYL AND WE WILL RAISE CROSSBOW-TOTING FISHBABIES AND DINE ON VARMINT!
Ahem. Anyway, if the image of Daryl Dixon being a sex slave doesn't get your motor going, perhaps this image will?
Apparently Reedus is the latest celebrity ambassador for Cruelty Free International, which just goes to show he's an awesome guy. Who somehow looks hot as hell even when he's awkwardly holding a pissed-off cat.
Seriously, do you think AMC would kill off Daryl Dixon any time soon? I'd be shocked as hell, but maybe that's exactly what they're going for ... the bastards.
Image via AMC, Cruelty Free International