Could It Be Fate?

In a world torn apart by an apocalypse, Rick and Michonne are two people who seem to be made for each other. We've got five reasons why they should start a romance.
5 Reasons The Walking Dead's Rick and Michonne should totally hook upImage courtesy of AMC

With all of the survivors scattered after the catastrophe at the prison, somehow Michonne found her way to where Rick and Carl were hiding out. Coincidence? We think not. Here are five reasons why we think that means they would make a good couple on The Walking Dead.

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They're both hot

We're just going to get the shallowest reason out of the way first. A zombie apocalypse is not exactly conducive to looking your best, but you have to admit that both Rick and Michonne have managed to look pretty darn good most of the time. Forget for a minute all the times they were covered in blood and walker guts (actually, don't, because they usually manage to make that stuff look good). But when Rick gets a chance to clean up and maybe trim his beard and Michonne doesn't have a huge swollen black eye, they are both mighty fine-looking people and let's be honest, aren't those the kind of people we want repopulating the earth?

They work well together

When Michonne first joined the prison group, she really didn't have much more on her mind than getting help for Andrea. After that, she was probably planning for them to head out on their own again, but she ended up staying with Rick and his crew. Once Michonne was there for a while, she became a part of the family and began working as a part of the team. She accepted Rick's leadership when necessary, but also proved that she had a mind of her own and wasn't afraid to step up and make decisions herself. Whether the two of them end up starting a new group or just a small family unit with Carl, it's easy to predict that they will continue to work well together.

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They're both survivors

They say that opposites attract, but when it comes to Rick and Michonne it's more like matching up two people who are exactly alike. Sure, Rick has made some mistakes as leader, but one thing you can't say about the man is that he's a wuss. After all, Rick survived alone in a hospital while the apocalypse was happening around him and has been fighting ever since the day he staggered out of his room. Michonne also fought her way through a lot and even went so far as to use the father of her child and another good friend as protection after they were turned. There's no doubt that either of them could survive on their own if they had to, so why shouldn't they end up together?

It must be fate

In the episode "After," a badly injured Rick stumbled after his rebellious but resourceful teenager and the pair ended up in an abandoned house. While they were going through their own adventures (Carl's involved pudding and Rick's mostly involved being unconscious), Michonne struck out on her own once again. She even got herself two more pet walkers and appeared to be abandoning any thought of getting close to people again. Then something changed in her and she chose to follow a random pair of tracks on a dirt road until they led her to Rick and Carl. Any one of a million things could have prevented that reunion so we're of the opinion that it was fate that brought them all together.

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Carl actually likes Michonne

While it's hard to argue that the poor kid hasn't had his reasons, it also can't be said that Carl is the nicest of kids sometimes. Throughout the apocalypse he's been surly and gotten himself into more trouble than a lot of teens. In the beginning he didn't like Michonne at all, but gradually the two of them formed a bond that is heartwarming to see. It's not unusual for parents to pick a partner in part because of their kid's preferences and in this case, Rick would be smart to be with a woman his son gets along with so well.

Do you think Rick and Michonne would make a good couple on The Walking Dead?

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Comments on "5 Reasons The Walking Dead 's Rick and Michonne should totally hook up"

JackDMontana March 30, 2014 | 7:37 PM

You bet they should and will. And it is happening. Whats more they are going to get hitched on top of Stone Mountain and cause the Mother of all Southern, Confederate neo and otherwise sh*t storms.

PTJ March 27, 2014 | 9:19 PM

I agree with all the reasons you've outlined! I think Michonne is really sweet, and caring, to both Rick & Carl which is exactly what Rick needs right now. Rick & Carl need her as much as she needs them. I hope they allow them to fall head over hills and become one kick zombie slaying family. Rick needs a good woman who will actually care about him. I think they look great together!

KB March 22, 2014 | 4:07 PM

Regarding the point on them being survivors: I would dispute that: "Michonne also fought her way through a lot and even went so far as to use the father of her child and another good friend as protection after they were turned." She told Andrea that the two protectors got what they deserved! I can't see why she would make her loved ones walkers. Plus they did not look anything like the two guys in her dream - unless it was just an afterthought with the casting.

Ferdinand March 16, 2014 | 3:08 AM

No. This is not a good pairing. They both don't need to be a couple to make the show. This show doesn't need too much romance.

Rach February 25, 2014 | 12:27 AM

I totally agree! :) Frankly, the Daryl/Michonne argument (of which my husband is also partisian) seems to consist of this: They both kick a**. Well, could you see Daryl in an art gallery or Michonne munching pork rinds while watching a football game? They're great friends, but I think Rick would better understand Michonne's inner life. The other plus of her rich inner life would be that she could accept the stoic manner that Rick has always possessed in a way that needy Lori never could. The article points out their similarities here, but they are also *complementary* in many ways, and I think that makes for a more interesting relationship than two people who merely supplement each other's identical qualities. I hope it happens!

Rach February 25, 2014 | 12:27 AM

I totally agree! :) Frankly, the Daryl/Michonne argument (of which my husband is also partisian) seems to consist of this: They both kick a**. Well, could you see Daryl in an art gallery or Michonne munching pork rinds while watching a football game? They're great friends, but I think Rick would better understand Michonne's inner life. The other plus of her rich inner life would be that she could accept the stoic manner that Rick has always possessed in a way that needy Lori never could. The article points out their similarities here, but they are also *complementary* in many ways, and I think that makes for a more interesting relationship than two people who merely supplement each other's identical qualities. I hope it happens!

Kat February 22, 2014 | 11:13 AM

Yes to all of your reasons and thensome. There's also massive parallels between the characters, for example- Michonne lost her son / Rick lost his daughter (well, he thinks he has), Michonne used to talk to her dead boyfriend / Rick used to take to dead Lori. I can't think they are building these similarities between Rick and Michonne for no reason.

jt February 14, 2014 | 10:34 AM

I think they would make a nice family unit also, and I hope that it happens. The two of them just have way too much in common, and it's great that the actors have so much chemistry together without even trying. Some would like to see her with Daryl (I can also see that as well--plus I'm sure Norman wouldn't mind) but she is a better fit with Rick. I hope the writers have the courage to make it happen.

Liz February 13, 2014 | 1:00 PM

I actually thought exactly this as soon as the episode ended last week. I don't want it to happen, though. It's weird.

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