"The Walking Dead" Season 8 killed off "the real MVP."
*Spoilers ahead from TWD Season 8, Episode 4, which aired Sunday, Nov. 12*
TWD regularly kills off people -- and killed a lot of mostly unknown Kingdom residents in "Some Guy." But it's the death of a CGI tiger that had fans screaming NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO across Twitter.
Shiva, the loyal tiger companion of former zookeeper "King" Ezekiel of the Kingdom, was killed saving her papa and his friends, Carol and Jerry. Shiva was always clutch, like in the Season 7 finale last spring. But TWD is based on the comic book by Robert Kirkman, and Shiva did die in that comic book during this All Out War storyline. That said, plenty of other changes have been made over the years -- including Carol and Judith still being alive when they both died back in the prison storyline of the comic. There was hope that TWD wouldn't kill off the tiger. But there was also the CGI budget, among other practical considerations.
Fans were not happy to see Shiva go, comparing her death to losing Glenn last year. (Sorry, Eric. How quickly we move on.)
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