In the world of “The Walking Dead,” Maggie Greene and Negan Smith are a legendary pair. Maggie and Negan have been each other’s enemies ever since the day they first met, especially after the former murders the latter’s spouse Glenn and causes Maggie to desire to kill Negan. Maggie finally loses the desire to kill the former Saviours leader. In ‘The Walking Dead: Dead City,’ Maggie and Negan work together to rescue the former’s son Hershel from the Croat, a former Saviour. As they spend time together, Glenn’s death comes up often, leading viewers to wonder why Negan killed him. Let’s discuss the solution now! Spoilers follow.
Why Did Negan Kill Glenn?
Negan and his group, the Saviours, emerge as an unavoidable presence among the other survivor settlements in the second part of “The Walking Dead.” Negan demands resources and supplies from other surviving settlements in exchange for their assurance that they won’t launch similar attacks on his community. He makes the same suggestion to Hilltop and eventually conquers the neighbourhood. Following their discovery of the same information, Rick Grimes and “his people” confront Negan and the Saviours. Numerous Negan’s men are killed by Rick and his crew, which enrages the latter.
Negan has killed throughout his time as the Saviours’ leader in order to make a statement to his foes. Negan has killed a few people to terrorise countless others, despite not being a “natural” murderer like the Croat. The safety of his neighbourhood is his top priority, in his opinion. He kills a few people to incite terror among the others in order to guarantee the same. He kills Abraham to terrorise the others after Rick and his group massacre a number of his troops in the hopes that they won’t proceed to massacre the rest of his men. Daryl Dixon, a member of Rick’s group, takes revenge on Negan and his gang for killing Abraham.
Then, in order to deliver a further message to Rick, Daryl, and their group, Negan murders Glenn. He uses Glenn’s horrible death to assure that there won’t be any further reprisals against his people. Negan is a barbarian unlike any of the other survivors thanks to Glenn’s heinous murder. He succeeds in making people fear him, which guarantees the Saviours’ temporary security. Negan finally breaks apart from the Saviours and joins forces with Daryl and others. They eventually work together against the Commonwealth, a group that poses a threat to Alexandria, Hilltop, and Oceanside, despite Maggie never accepting him as a friend.
Negan even apologises to Maggie in the last season of “The Walking Dead” for killing Glenn. “I really apologise for what I took from you. In the series finale, Negan informs Maggie, “What I took from your son. I no longer have to wonder if you’ll ever utter those words or if I’ll ever be able to forgive you. I can’t because I now understand why,” she responds. Maggie no longer wants to murder Negan, even if she still doesn’t forgive him. She decides to let the past go and move on without seeking his forgiveness or making an effort to be his friend.
According to series creator Eli Jorné, Glenn’s murder is a key component of “Dead City.” “[Maggie and Negan’s history] is not something that I was scared of, or that I felt like I was saddled with,” Jorné remarked in the SFX Magazine article from June. Actually, I thought, ‘This is the show!’ Obviously, it was difficult when Glenn was died because he was an adored figure. To me, though, the flip side of that was that this world would chronicle what happens when you lose someone in such a manner. Not just for the person who misplaced him, but also for the perpetrator,” he continued.