Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Rosita Espinosa Keeps Her Hand on Her Gun on The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 11: “Claimed”

The Walking Dead is usually more interested in introducing new characters who aren’t from the comics — from Daryl and Merle Dixon to Patrick the Harry Potter kid — but every so often someone from the books shows up. So we’re curious about who might arrive in Season 5, which should start production fairly soon and premiere in October.

Season 4, Episode 10 saw Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene arrive almost exactly as they appeared in Issue #53 of the comics. That kind of comic-to-TV fidelity is pretty rare, since the TV show is usually a “remix” of the comics. Last season, we saw Tyreese arrive, and even though his story was changed for TV, he’s just as important to the team. Even a character like Sasha — who is not in the books — could be seen as a new take on Tyreese’e daughter, Julie. Bob Stookey is in the comics, but his storyline was completely changed for TV. Season 4 also gave us new versions of Lilly and Tara. We’re still wondering if Lizzie and Mika might be a TV version of Ben and Billy in the comics, and when Gareth arrives, he’s also supposed to be something of a mix of various characters in the comics.

So even if comic book characters arrive on Season 5, odds are against them looking or acting like people on the page. Still, it’s fun to speculate — and even though we don’t know where Season 5 will take place, here are 10 characters who might see some version of themselves on screen.

1. Gabriel Stokes (Introduced Issue #61)

This Gareth guy may already end up being a remix of preacher Gabriel, who meets Rick and company on the way to Washington, D.C. We don't even know the status of the D.C. trip at this point on TV, but we could still meet a character like this on the road. He enters the story after Ben kills his brother Billy but before the group meets The Hunters. Gabriel leads the group to his church for safety. It's actually more likely for us to meet a guy like this on Season 4, if they stick with the same timeline, but there's already so much going on this season. If Gareth isn't a take on Gabriel, we could meet him next season.

2. Chris or Any of The Hunters (Introduced Issue # 63)

We've been expecting The Hunters storyline on Season 4, but maybe we're rushing things or taking the timeline too literally. Chris is the leader of the cannibal group called The Hunters. We were eyeing Gareth for possibly this role too, but maybe not. If The Powers That Be don't think they have time for this plot on Season 4, it could carry over.

3. Aaron (Introduced Issue #67)

Aaron is a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe-Zone. He's another one we thought might be a good candidate for Gareth, but at this point, it's hard to imagine how we'll see the Virginia-based Safe-Zone on Season 4. We could see a Georgia version of it, though, since that's where TWD takes place and they already changed Rick's hometown from Cynthiana, Kentucky to King County, GA. Maybe Aaron comes upon our Team Prison group in his search for new survivors. In the books, he's gay and in a relationship with another recruiter named Eric. TWD just introduced its first lesbian characters in Tara and Alisha, so maybe we’ll see a gay relationship too.

4. Douglas Monroe (Introduced Issue #70)

Douglas is the leader of the Safe-Zone, at least for a while. So if we do a Safe-Zone style storyline, there may be some version of Douglas.   

5. Heath (Introduced Issue #69)

If we get to the Safe-Zone, or some version of it, there are tons of residents we could meet — including Heath, who worked as a supply runner. Eventually, in the books, Glenn becomes Heath's supply run partner.

6. Jessie Anderson (Introduced Issue #72)

In the comics, Rick and Andrea eventually form a relationship, but before that, he has a brief relationship with Safe-Zone resident Jessie Anderson. She's an abused wife (yep, another one) and when her husband is offed, Jessie is relieved and gets romantic with Rick. She doesn't live too long in the books, though. TV Rick doesn't have too much time for romance at this point, but if they establish a shelter, maybe he'll settle in. Team Richonne may not like it, but they could possibly try a love triangle thing, or maybe have a version of Jessie for Daryl?

7. Holly (Issue #73)

Holly is another Safe-Zone resident who works to expand the walls. She's in her 20s/30s and in the books she gets romantically involved with Abraham, despite Abraham being with Rosita. The comics have changed storylines like this before (there was a Tyreese/Carol/Michonne love triangle at the prison in the books), but we could see a version of Holly.

8. Nicholas (Introduced Issue #71)

If Rick needs someone in the story to argue with, they could introduce Nicholas. He's a Safe-Zone resident, and a father like Rick. He and Rick initially clash after a fight between Carl and Nicholas's own son, Mikey. Nicholas is surprised to learn Rick even let Carl have a gun. When Douglas Monroe dies, and Rick takes over leadership, Nicholas complains about it and questions Rick's leadership capabilities. Things get better between the two, though, and Nicholas comes to respect Rick.

9. Dr. Denise Cloyd (Introduced Issue #71)

Denise is a red-haired doctor with glasses at the Alexandria Safe-Zone. We lost both Dr. S. and Hershel, and even though Bob the medic is still alive at this point, it would be good to have more docs around.

10. Paul Monroe (Introduced Issue #91)

This may be too far down the road for Season 5, depending on their timeline, but Paul — aka Jesus, whom he's meant to resemble — is a resident of Hilltop Colony, at least until he moves to Alexandria. He works with Rick and company to fight The Saviors. Will we even hear about The Saviors in Season 5 or is that still too soon?

Do you think any of those characters may show up on Season 5 — as themselves or in different versions? Anyone else you think might pop up?

The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.