Religion: not determined yet
Name: Lori Grimes
First Appearance: The Walking Dead #2 (Oct. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 2"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (seen in photo) The Walking Dead #1 (Oct. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 1"; (full) The Walking Dead #2 (Oct. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 2"
Number of Appearances: 78
Comic Book Appearances: 42
TV, Film Appearances: 36
Teams/Affiliations: Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
Enemy of: zombies
BELOW: Donna says that Dale's living arrangement with Amy and Andrea is "unChristian"; Lori tells her so is being judgmental: Donna is probably the most overtly religious character in the group of zombie apocalypse survivors that Rick Grimes has joined up with. Donna watches as Dale, Amy and Andrea return from shooting practice and enter Dale's RV together. In one of the most overt expressions of her religious beliefs and background, Donna states that Dale's living arrangement with Amy and Andrea (two adult sisters many years younger than him) is "unChristian." Lori replies, referencing a concept that is generally attributable to Matthew chapter 7, verses 1 through 3. Lori tells Donna that "being judgmental" is also unChristian. Donna may believe that Dale is committing adultery with Amy and Andrea, although it is not really clear at this point whether he is doing anything other than sleep in the RV with him. Dale's wife recently died (during the zombie outbreak 5 to 6 weeks previous), so technically, if Dale actually is doing anything sexual with Amy and/or Andrea, the sin would be fornication. Or Donna may simply object to such Dale "carrying on" with women who are so much younger than him. (Dale is in his sixties. Amy is 19. Andrea is 26.) Or she might object to the fact that there are two women living in the RV with him. It could be a combination of all of these that prompts Donna to call the situation "unChristian." A few issues later, Donna apparently has relaxed her stance in light of the extraordinary situation they're all in (zombie apocalypse) and although she still doesn't "approve" of Dale's relationship with Andrea, she smiles when she catches Andrea and Dale in a state of mostly-undressed physical intimacy and she leaves them alone and then tells her husband that it is nice to seem them happy together.
Donna: Look at the three of them... Carrying on in front of God and everyone else. it's unChristian.
Lori: So's being judgmental if I remember correctly.
Donna: [walking away in a huff] Hmph!
Carol: [to Lori] Good one.
Source: The Walking Dead #5 (Feb. 2004): "Days Gone Bye, Part 5", pg. 7, panels 5-8. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: sexual morality; adultery; judging others; Christian (denomination unknown); Lori Grimes; Donna
BELOW: Donna makes strong feminist statements, which her friends Lori and Carol find unrealistic, saying this isn't about "women's rights": Donna is the most overtly religious character in the group of zombie apocalypse survivors that that Rick Grimes joins up with. In various instances she exhibits strong Christian beliefs. She also appears to hold strong feminist beliefs, as exhibited in a scene where she and two other women from camp head to the creek to do laundry. Note also in this scene that Donna's stand against vulgar and profane language seems to be inconsistent, as she uses both vulgar and profane language here, despite condemning it and avoiding it elsewhere.
Carol: I can't wait to see how these things smell with the new detergent Glenn got from the city!
Lori: That stuff Dale had in the RV just wasn't working. It made the clothes smell better... But not by much.
Donna: Jesus Christ, will you two listen to yourself?! You're excited about trying out a new detergent?! This is such bulsh--.
Lori: Damn, Donna. We're not throwing a party. I'm just looking forward to the possibility of clean smelling clothes. That's be a welcome change at this point.
Donna: I just don't understand why we're the ones doing laundry while they go off and hunt. When things get back to normal I wonder if we'll still be allowed to vote.
Lori: Are you serious? I don't know about you but I can't shoot a gun... I've never even tried. To be honest... I wouldn't trust any of those guys to wash my clothes. Rick couldn't do with with a washing machine... He'd be lost out here. This isn't about women's rights... It's about being realistic and doing what needs to be done.
Source: The Walking Dead #3 (Dec. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 3", pg. 11, panels 1-6. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: vulgar language; invoking deity; Feminist; Lori Grimes; Donna
BELOW: "Oh, thank God.": Against all odds, Rick Grimes travels from Kentucky and finds his family safe and well living in a camp on the outskirts of Atlanta. Rick woke up in a coma in a hospital in the previous issue, only to find himself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Within only a day or two, he has found his family: his wife Lori and his son Carl. Yet nearly everybody else in the country is apparently dead or has been turned into a zombie. Given the situation, Rick's quiet expression after finding his family - "Oh, thank God" - may be an actual expression of thanks to deity, rather than simply a routine profane utterance. Given the seeming improbability of Rick finding his family well and alive so quickly, one might wonder if this is an actual miracle, a sign of divine Providence, perhaps in answer to Rick's prayer on page 11 in the previous issue. The events depicted in this series are extraordinary and present genuine philosophical questions. Depending on one's perspective, one might see these events as anything from a divine miracle to evidence of God's non-existence or non-involvement with humanity.
Source: The Walking Dead #2 (Oct. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 2", pg. 22, panel 3. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: gratitude to God; miracles; family; Rick Grimes; Lori Grimes; Carl Grimes
BELOW: Dale warns Rick that Shane has "had his eye on" Rick's wife: Soon after Rick Grimes arrives at the camp on the outskirts of Atlanta where he finds his wife Lori, son Carl, and friend Shane Walsh, Dale (one of new people he meets in camp) gives him a warning. Dale believes that Shane has "had his eye on" Rick's wife Lori. At this point, he dismisses Dale's concerns because he trusts his friend. After leaving Dale, Rick says to himself that Dale is a "crazy old man." Rick later find out how right Dale was about this. Later, Shane's covetousness even drives him to plan to murder his friend Rick.
Dale: So you're Lori's husband, huh?
Dale: I don't want to stir nothing up... And you gotta understand this has nothing to do with your wife. She did nothing but talk about you while you were gone... She worried about you. She felt bad about leaving you. But that Shane... He's a good man... He helps out a lot around here... He took care of your wife... But he's not glad you're back. He's had his eye on Lori for as long as I've known them.
Rick: I appreciate the advice, but Shane's my friend. He was just keeping her safe. I don't have anything to worry about.
Dale: I wouldn't trust him around my wife...
Rick: I'll keep that in mind.
Source: The Walking Dead #3 (Dec. 2003): "Days Gone Bye, Part 3", pg. 8, panels 4-6. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife; Rick Grimes; Lori Grimes; Dale Horvath; Shane Walsh
BELOW: Rick and Lori Grimes have clearly taught their son Carl to not use bad language:
Lori Grimes: [talking to Carol, using a vulgar expletive] Sh--. I hadn't thought of that.
Carl Grimes: Ah, Mom! You said a bad word. You owe me a quarter!
Sophia: [giggling] Tee hee!
Lori: Oh, Carl. Put it on my tab.
Source: The Walking Dead #8 (May 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 2", pg. 7, panel 3. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard. See also: vulgar language; Lori Grimes; Carl Grimes
BELOW: It is revealed that Lori committed adultery with Shane, something she regrets and refuses to continue, despite Shane's continued covetous desire for her: When Lori's wife Rick is out of camp, searching for guns in Atlanta, Shane approaches Lori with the intention of seducing her. She refuses.
Shane: Come back to camp. It's too cold to be out in this rain. C'mon... Staying out here isn't going to make him come back any sooner. I'll keep you company.
Lori: Shane-- Don't. You've got to stop.. Rick is back now... He's alive... And he's my husband. You've got to stop this.
Shane: But what about that night when we-- On the road down here?
Lori: That night-- ... That night was a mistake.
Source: The Walking Dead #4 (Jan. 2004): "Days Gone Bye, Part 4", pg. 21-22. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Tony Moore. See also: thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife; adultery; Lori Grimes; Shane Walsh
BELOW: Lori Grimes commits adultery with her husband's best friend, Shane Walsh: Lori Grimes is generally portrayed as a fairly ethical, upright person. But in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, and away for husband for weeks, Lori turns to Shane Walsh for comfort and the commit adultery. Based on what has previously been revealed, it can be assumed that this was the only time she did this with Shane. Also, she clearly expressed regret about this incident and later called it a "mistake."(Note that this scene is a flashback, showing Lori's memories of the incident as she looks at Shane's gravesite after he died while trying to kill Rick.)
Source: The Walking Dead #7 (Apr. 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 1", pg. 1-3. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard. See also: adultery; Lori Grimes; Shane Walsh
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