|Fear the Walking Dead character|
|First appearance||"Eye of the Beholder (2017)|
|Last appearance||"Sleigh Ride" (2017)|
|Created by||Robert Kirkman|
|Portrayed by||Daniel Sharman|
|Occupation||Co-Founder of a Survivalist Organization |
Leader of the Broke Jaw Ranch community
|Family||Jeremiah Otto Sr. (father) |
Tracy Otto (mother)
Jake Otto (half-brother)
Troy Otto is a fictional character in the third season of the television series Fear the Walking Dead portrayed by Daniel Sharman, he is the youngest son of Jeremiah Otto and Jake's half-brother. Troy was a formerly high-ranking member of the Broke Jaw Ranch community. He is described as having a “wild temperament” and being “charismatic with a cruel streak".
Character biography[edit | edit source]
Described as having "embraced the violence of the apocalypse", with his "isolationist viewpoint" of being "intensely suspicious of outsiders" having allowed him to be "better-suited for leading in this new post-apocalyptic world", after having a hateful mother and drunk negligent father. Troy iswas the last surviving member of his family, as well as the last survivor of Broke Jaw Ranch.
Season 3[edit | edit source]
Travis, Madison and Alicia are captured by an armed group and taken to a military compound, where Travis is separated from them and is taken to a basement while Madison and Alicia are taken to an office. At the basement, Travis finds himself with Nick, an injured Luciana and other captives. The captives are shot to see how long it takes for them to turn. Travis, Luciana, and Nick attempt to escape, Travis and Luciana descending into a sewer but Travis is re-captured and made to fight the dead in a pit. Troy enters a locked office where Madison and Alicia are being held. He offers them tea and seems hospitable, until he starts interrogating them. Madison explains to Troy that she’s looking for her son, Nick. Madison then demands to know where they’ve taken Travis. Troy avoids answering, but promises to let them go once he’s finished “processing” them. They impale one of his eyes with a spoon and takes him hostage. Madison demands her family released. Nick finds a horde of walkers at the end of the sewer and makes his way back. The family is reunited but the compound is overrun with walkers, forcing everyone to leave. Travis, Luciana and Alicia escape aboard a helicopter while Madison and Nick leave in a truck with Troy. Troy lives off the land while continuing to write in his journal. He revisits the scene of the helicopter crash, finds a grenade launcher and buries the rancher Walker had disfigured. Troy visits Nick in the night and warns him that the ranch will be destroyed. Nick and Jake set out to find Troy and discover him using the grenade launcher to guide a herd of walking dead toward the ranch. Troy explains that the herd will force the people into the desert, as he was, and only the fittest will survive. Jake holds Troy at gunpoint but hesitates on learning that Nick killed their father and Alicia kept it secret. Jake is bitten and dies following an amputation, and Troy mourns his brother, saying he brought the herd to regain their legacy. A wall of trailers and RVs is hoped to turn the herd but if fails and the ranchers and natives evacuate to the bunker-like pantry.
Development and reception[edit | edit source]
Daniel Sharman received positive reviews for his portrayal of Troy Otto. In December 2018, it was reported that Daniel Sharman would return as Troy Otto, however, in April 2019, showrunner Ian Goldberg confirmed he would not return, stating, "Yes, that's just a rumor. We thought he was awesome on the show, but he's not returning.".
References[edit | edit source]
- "Troy Otto". AMC.com. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
- "Troy Otto is somehow coming back to Fear The Walking Dead". 5 December 2018.
- Davis, Brandon (December 9, 2018). "'Fear The Walking Dead': Daniel Sharman Returning as Troy Otto". Comicbook.com. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
- Seddon, Dan; Patel, Tanavi (April 2, 2018). "Fear the Walking Dead showrunner denies shock return for major character in season 5". Digital Spy. Retrieved June 23, 2019.
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