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Franchise: The Walking Dead
Notability: Main character
Gender: Male
Location: Vermont
Alexandria, Virginia
Known relatives: Gracie (adoptive daughter)
Status: Alive
1st appearance: "Them"
Actor: Ross Marquand

Aaron is a fictional character featured in the AMC survival horror television series The Walking Dead. Played by actor Ross Marquand, he first appeared in the season five episode, "Them".

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Aaron was a young homosexual man in his late twenties or early thirties who lived in the state of Virginia. Along with his lover, Eric, he was a member of the community known as the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Aaron and Eric were tasked with finding new recruits to bring back to Alexandria. Taking note of a group of thirsty travelers shambling down the road, he left behind several jugs of water and a note that read, "From a friend". Aaron later encountered Maggie Greene and Sasha Williams, who immediately drew their guns upon him. Aaron waved his arms as if to surrender, assuring them that he was not a threat. They brought him back to the barn that the group had been temporarily using as a shelter from a storm. Rick Grimes, immediately distrustful of any human, punched him in the face and then tied him to a wooden beam. Aaron explained where he was from and how he had been looking to find more survivors to invite to the group. Nobody was ready to take Aaron at his word, though Michonne and Glenn Rhee were both desperate to find a place to settle down. After recovering two vehicles that the men had used, they drove towards Alexandria via an uncleared highway and encountered several herds of walkers. Glenn cut Aaron loose so he would be able to defend himself. They eventually reached an abandoned building some distance away from the safe-zone where Aaron was reunited with Eric, who had broken his ankle.

Aaron becomes an amputee in the ninth season when his arm becomes crushed in logs during a freak accident. Aaron also becomes the adoptive father of Gracie during the time jump, a baby that was found by Rick during a raid on a Savior outpost. Aaron also trained in martial arts with Paul Rovia and is a member of Alexandria's council.

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