The walking dead series has shown a compelling story of how the character of Carl Grimes evolves during the apocalypse. Several deadly events shape the character of this young boy and turn him into a man at an early age. The little boy loses his father in the apocalypse battle. Then, he witnesses deaths of people close to him during the attack on the Atlanta camp. The collapse of government, military and other infrastructure disheartens the morale of the group. Carl even gets shot at one point. Then, his childhood mate Sophia, who was the only one his age, is also lost during the battle. A mishap happens when a walker emerges from the swamp and he loses Dale. One strong support for the boy is Rick who helps him out during all the catastrophic events.