1) He’s a proud Asian
When we took a look at the statistics of people of color who actually win Emmy awards, the results were shocking. Needless to say, an Asian popping up on our television screen is rather rare. This is where The Walking Dead‘s Glenn breaks the mold. Not only is Glenn a popular Asian character, he has proudly pointed out that he’s Korean American. By simply distinguishing this fact, he has stepped away from the token Asian character.
Glenn has continuously risked his life for the safety of his group.
3) He’s loyal to the group.
Although the members of the group are clearly not his blood relatives, Glenn has taken on the mentality that they are. He takes care of them, protects them, and shows undying loyalty. [Spoiler] His anger towards the Governor for what he did to Maggie makes this clear. These are the people he loves and will do anything for.
4) He gets the girl.
No, he is not the sidekick who’s there purely for humorous reasons. He’s one of the few characters who actually provide love and romance amidst the horrifying setting.
Be sure to check out the Season 4 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead this Sunday.