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Yes, he can fight and he can be heroic, but wow is Rick a terrible leader! Seriously, we’ve lost track of all the many bad decisions he’s made, but at the top of the list is triggering this war with Negan and the Saviors, which got Glenn and Abraham killed.

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'The Walking Dead': 12 of the most polarizing characters

Kelly Woo
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

To celebrate the Oct. 22 Season 8 premiere of  The Walking Dead — the series’ 100th episode — Yahoo TV will be posting a new TWD-related story every day through the season opener.

Love ‘em, hate ‘em, or love to hate ‘em?

The Walking Dead has had its share of polarizing characters that have camps of fans rooting for and against them. Some of the main characters have been among the most divisive, thanks to their deeply flawed actions, foolish mistakes, and boneheaded behavior.

Take the lead character, Rick Grimes, for instance. He’s both the hero and the villain of the show for many fans. Then again, an outright villain like Negan can be admired for his ruthlessness and charisma.

Here’s a look at some of the most polarizing characters in Walking Dead history.

The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on AMC.