Negan is a fictional character in the comic book series The Walking Dead. He is the leader of a group of roughly 70 survivors in The Sanctuary called the Saviors, who extort other communities in the area for half of their resources in return for protection against roamers. The character's appearance is based on Henry Rollins, as confirmed by Charlie Adlard himself, and his excessive use of profanity was worked in by Robert Kirkman and derived from other people he knew. Jeffrey Dean Morgan portrays Negan in the television series of the same name and first appeared in the series' sixth season finale.
After Rick Grimes and his fellow survivors agree to begin a trading relationship with the Hilltop Colony, they are ambushed by the Saviors and are forced to obey Negan's orders to give the Saviors half of their supplies, as the other communities do. Initially obedient, Rick and the others secretly conspire with other communities in the DC area to prepare for war against the Saviors. Negan resides in an abandoned factory, where most of the attractive women, formerly other men's girlfriends or wives, act as his wives. He soon grows fond of Rick's son, Carl Grimes.