As is attribute of the Strolling Lifeless workforce, showrunner Angela Kang is remaining tight-lipped in regards to the Iron Masks and the upcoming finale episode — a time when the sequence has typically launched game-changing characters. This reality, coupled with followers having no comics reference for the character, is fueling suspicion that whomever the particular person within the iron masks is, they’re clearly necessary.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kang did, nonetheless, promise viewers will “see extra from the particular person within the iron masks,” in addition to different characters on the finale. “We’ll see some extra of the brand new characters as they’re featured this season, and… the epic battle we have been witnessing all season with the survivors and the Whisperers,” she mentioned. “And we’ll see that Maggie is… We’ll know what’s occurred along with her and what which means for our group.”

Kang’s feedback about Maggie and her discovery of the survivor’s be aware within the episode 16 promo have some pondering she’s behind the masks — however it feels extra possible, or attribute, that she’d be holding a gun just like the one pointed at Aaron on “The Tower.” 

Others have predicted that the particular person within the iron masks is perhaps Negan, who could also be wanting a redemption arc after turning on the Whisperers and killing Lydia’s (Cassady McClincy) mom, Alpha. An iron masks is not actually Negan’s model, although; in comparison with his barbed-wired-covered bat Lucille, a masks is fairly underwhelming.

A distinct fan concept suggests the brand new character’s get-up is a variation on Morgan’s (Lennie James) apparel when he traveled to Alexandria. Nonetheless, there isn’t any impetus for his return to TWD, and his near-death cliffhanger on the season 5 finale of Concern the Strolling Lifeless is preserving him a lot busy. 

Essentially the most compelling fan concept acknowledges how season 10’s arcs appear to be inching the story nearer to the ending that The Strolling Lifeless comics co-creator Robert Kirkman crafted — and thus the introduction of a serious, never-before-seen-on-screen character.