Pictures posted by The Strolling Useless World fan account on Twitter present Shaw on set in Mercer’s full armor with the identical particulars and the identical shiny purple coloring displayed on the duvet of “The Strolling Useless” #177. It is a uncommon canonically coloured instance of the character, since all the inside panels of “TWD” are black and white. In each variations, the person seems to be placing and harmful, which inserts the character.
Mercer is a key determine within the Commonwealth’s army, the non-public bodyguard of its chief, Pamela Milton, and her son, Sebastian. The symbolism is fairly clear to anybody who has seen “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi”: Mercer’s purple armor is to the extraordinary Commonwealth troopers’ white armor because the purple robes of the Emperor’s Royal Guard are to extraordinary Stormtrooper duds.
Within the comics, Mercer is excess of a fascistic flunky. After years of service to the Commonwealth, he is grown disenchanted with Pamela’s management, Sebastian’s entitled perspective, and the Commonwealth’s inflexible, class-based society. He considers the potential of revolution, however when it turns into obvious that he is not the kind of chief the folks will observe, he tries to persuade Rick Grimes to exchange Pamela as a substitute. On the present, that final result is unlikely, barring a stunning return from actor Andrew Lincoln as Grimes. However be ready for Mercer’s loyalty to the Commonwealth to be examined in Season 11, significantly if, as within the comedian, he finds himself drawn right into a relationship with the free-spirited Princess (Paola Lázaro). Wherever his loyalties find yourself, anticipate Mercer to look good doing it.
The primary block of episodes from Season 11 of “The Strolling Useless” is predicted to premiere August 22, 2021.