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The Walking Dead Fans Have Some Amusing Thoughts About Daryl's Blood Type

The climactic series finale to "The Walking Dead" saw fan-favorite Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) still reeling after the horrific events of the previous episode, in which Judith Grimes (Cailey Fleming) received a life-threatening gunshot wound while saving the life of Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan).

The end of that episode saw Daryl carrying an unconscious Judith through the streets of the Commonwealth while walkers overrun the city. At the finale's beginning, we see him desperately pleading for help at the city's hospital. After a brief scuffle in which Daryl is knocked unconscious, the group finds support in the hands of Yumiko's (Eleanor Matsuura) brother Tomi (Ian Anthony Dale), who helps to stabilize Judith while she remains unconscious.

In the end, Daryl makes the impromptu decision to donate his blood to Judith to save her life, revealing a pretty significant detail about his blood — one which could have major implications for his upcoming spinoff series.

The finale reveals that Daryl has O negative blood

Just as Daryl is about to begin administering his blood through Judith's IV tube, Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) makes sure to point out that his type has to match hers, to which Daryl calmly responds, "Mine goes with anybody" — confirming that he has O negative blood and is considered a universal donor. Daryl explains that his brother Merle (Michael Rooker) made him sell his blood as a child to make money, which is why he knows he can save Judith's life.

Fans on Reddit reacted to this revelation about Daryl's blood, with some suggesting that it could (and should) be a major plot point of Daryl's upcoming spinoff. "Finally our biggest question has been answered – Daryl has O- blood confirmed," joked u/WanderingDeeper. "This is an important detail for the spinoff – if not writers are dummies," replied u/SGBK.

Several other users were quick to point out that this trait could have come in handy several times throughout the series. As such, it seems like perhaps Daryl's blood could be brought up again somewhere down the line — whether or not that means using it to save somebody's life remains to be seen.