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  Thomas "10K"
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Actor Nat Zang
Gender Male
Hair Black
Age Early to Mid 20s
Occupation Unknown
Family (Unnamed) - Father (Deceased)
(Unnamed) - Mother (Deceased)
(Unnamed) - Uncle
Red - Girlfriend
Sgt. Lilly - Ex-Lover (Deceased)
First Appearance "Puppies and Kittens"
Last Appearance "The End of Everything"
Status Alive
Series lifespan "Puppies and Kittens" To "The End of Everything"
Ethnicity Caucasian-American

Thomas, better known as "10K" or affectionately referred to as Tommy by Cassandra, is a main character and a survivor of the outbreak in Z Nation. He is a member of the Westward-Bound Survivor Group.

Background[]

In 10K's brief story line, he lived alone with his father in a national park. He was taught how to fish, shoot and take care of himself. They didn't have electricity or internet. When the zombie apocalypse came, 10K knew how to survive better than most at his age. He first revealed his nickname to Doc in "Fracking Zombies", and that after ten thousand kills, that he would go by a self-given name, "Jeff." His real name was revealed in the Season 1 finale Doctor of the Dead to be named Thomas. Cassandra calls him Tommy twice during the episode, almost in rapid succession; Murphy calls him Thomas as well, in Season 3 Episode 10 "They Grow Up So Quickly". 10K was on his way home from fishing when the apocalypse started. He was running for his life from an undead park ranger and several attackers when he hit his head on a tree. His father found him unconscious and proceeded to kill zombies in order to save him. 10K got his rifle from the dead zombie his father killed to save him, and then the two ran. Later his father was injured and 10K was forced to give him mercy, making a promise to him that he would stay strong and fight.

Personality[]

10K is rather quiet and observant. His real name is Thomas, or "Tommy" to his family. His first-line weapon would be his sniper rifle, with a slingshot being his secondary (as well as melee) weapon. He enjoys killing zombies; his goal is to kill ten thousand of them (hence his self-given nickname), and he is already over one-thousand kills by his first appearance. In the beginning, he was alone and seemed to like it. However, by the end, he considers the survival group his family and would do anything to protect them. This shows during season 4 when with the other followed Warren even though none of them knew what was going on.

Post-Apocalypse[]

Season 1[]

"Puppies and Kittens"[]

10K debuts in this episode. The members of Operation Bite-mark eventually reach a high school during this episode. 10K, unbeknownst to them, is watching over them. In time, Doc is swarmed by a large group of zombies. 10K snipes one, saving Doc, but fleeing before Doc can observe him. Later, near the end 10K was leaving the fort when Doc stops and asks if he needs a lift. 10K got in the back of the truck and became a member of Operation Bite-mark. 10K is an amazing shooter and he shows it with all his kills.

"Fracking Zombies"[]

10K helps the team retrieve gasoline from an overrun refinery. Upon doing so, Doc is swarmed by zombies again. 10K, being the sharpshooter he is, picks them off, with a slingshot and mini round razors as ammo . Murphy drives off in the group's suburban before Doc can get back in. Before they leave, 10K manages to score them a few gas cans full of fuel.

"Philly Feast"[]

The Group finds a truck with the Liberty Bell attached to the back of it and when they open the door to steal it, a zombie pops out. After 10K quickly neutralizes the threat, the group appropriates the truck and drives off with the Liberty Bell, but are quickly diverted when the truck swerves to miss an oncoming zombie attack. Later, Doc, 10K, and Cassandra have a conversation about pornography while securing a satellite dish. 10K later helps save Cassandra from the Philly Cannibal Compound.

"Full Metal Zombie"[]

10K's backstory is revealed in this episode. 10K tells the team that he had to kill his own father, whom he refers to as “it.” While Doc is, or perhaps isn't, with the unstable general, 10K has a flashback. In the flashback, 10K agrees to give his father mercy when he dies. Back in the present, 10K kills another zombie. In a flashback to 10K's childhood days, he finally kills his father, ending the episode.

"Home Sweet Zombie"[]

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"Resurrection Z"[]

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"Welcome to the Fu-Bar"[]

The team reach a settlement in the country run by a crew of traders. After Roberta rushes to the bar, named "Fu-Bar", 10K hears of a shooting contest run by the traders, and heads to the bar with Doc to sign up. The prize of the contest is a .50 Caliber Barreta M82 sniper rifle, which 10k eventually wins by a close victory to a talented girl named Brittany. As the settlement is overrun by zombies, he saves Brittany's father by giving mercy to a zombie that is closely following him. He then gives the recently won .50 cal Barreta to Brittany, saying "Take this, you deserve it more than I". She then repays the favour by killing a zombie that pins 10K up to the truck as the team try to escape the incoming horde.

"Zunami"[]

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"Die, Zombie, Die... Again"[]

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"Going Nuclear"[]

While closed in the body storage unit unlike like Cassandra, Doc and Otis he's not scared and just sleeps on his bag. Later when the zombies head off and they all have family meal, he high-fives Murphy to thank him and show him appreciation.

"Sisters of Mercy"[]

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"Murphy's Law"[]

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"Doctor of the Dead"[]

10K reveals to Cassandra that his name is "Thomas" (although he says "Tommy") and that she is not allowed to tell anyone.

Season 2[]

"The Murphy"[]

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"White Light"[]

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"Zombie Road"[]

10K befriends a refugee on the caravan named Athena, but she dies within hours upon meeting her.

"Batch 47"[]

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"Zombaby!"[]

10K kills zombies near a community that has anthrax and he becomes infected and falls ill along with Addy. However, Warren and Vasquez steal medicine from the Mennonite Community and save the lives of 10K and Addy.

"Zombie Baby Daddy"[]

10K is left alone searching for Murphy with Doc and Addy, but Cassandra is guarding the perimeters making sure no one leaves which leads 10K having to mercy her.

"Down the Mississippi"[]

When the team comes to the Mississippi, on the boat, after quickly dispatching of the Z's, the team heads south and runs into Sketchy and Skeezy. They've just looted Graceland and are practicing a new hustle called "The Murphy," where they pass Skeezy off as the Zombie Messiah.

The boat is overrun by a zombie jam and 10K gets caught up in the various shenanigans of Sketchy and Skeezy, including a run–in with a pack of gun-toting hillbillies from whom they narrowly escape by claiming to be able to immunize from the Z virus via Skeezy's rather artless bite.

Sketchy, Skeezy, and 10K come across a dentist's truck and drive it to a nearby town and are all welcomed into the fold because the truck had zombies in it. There they are put on trial by none other than Escorpion for stealing the truck. The Scorpion sentences them all to hanging, luckily they are saved by the gang.

"The Collector"[]

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"RoZwell"[]

The group find themselves in the middle of a desert when their vehicle suddenly stops and they see a flash of light. Later on it is revealed that the flash of light is a type of UFO kept in the town.

"We Were Nowhere Near the Grand Canyon"[]

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"Corporate Retreat"[]

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"Party With the Zeros"[]

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"Adiós, Muchachos"[]

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"Day One"[]

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"All Good Things Must Come to An End"[]

After 10K is shot he is taken to a submarine that is out in the sea. During the end of the episode, 10K wakes up in the sick bay. From the shore, Roberta and her fellow allies witness the submarine burning. The see Murphy escape the submarine on a boat together with Dr. Merch and Captain Matheson, 10K is not visible. The submarine explodes and it is unknown to the onlookers if 10K escaped the exploding submarine.

Season 3[]

"No Mercy"[]

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"A New Mission"[]

During this episode, it is shown that 10K was bitten by Murphy, and has stopped counting his zombie kills.

"Murphy's Miracle"[]

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"Escorpion and the Red Hand"[]

Merch injects 10K with the original vaccine, which she's been secretly taking herself. It frees them from Murphy's control. She and 10K plan to destroy the Blend Vaccine and get the hell out of there, though Murphy gets wind of their treachery and gives Dr. Merch a fresh mind-controlling bite. Before Murphy can test the Blend Vaccine on him, 10K makes a run for it with a satchel full of the original vaccine, jumping into the rampaging rapids of the waterfall lest he be recaptured by Murphy's goons.

"Little Red and the WolfZ"[]

10K manages to survive his plunge into the Spokane rapids, but once he makes it back to shore, with the bag of the original vaccine, aka 'Murphy's medicine, it's just one crisis after another. Murphy's head goon Will is already in hot pursuit, and he picks up 10K's trail into the woods pretty quickly thanks to the convenient blood drops made by 10K's newly reopened stomach wound. 10K finds an unexpected guardian angel in this harsh wilderness: a vision of Red, his fallen would-be ladyfriend. Red helps 10K traverse these badlands, and it's a good thing, too: there's some sort of new menace that's tracking our hero, something that appears to be a pack of wolves but different. 10K is able to snag a motorbike and tries to get away from the area but ends up getting caught by a man and a woman who steals the bike, take the bag with the vaccines and chains 10K to a car. When 10K wakes up he doesn't have any weapons so he uses car parts to kill the zombies that are trying to attack him. Eventually, Will shoos off the remaining zombies, thanks to the powers given to him by Murphy's bite, and takes 10K prisoner as they follow the bike tracks to the bandits and, hopefully, the stolen bag of Murphy's medicine. Then they find the motorbike and 10K ends up making a run for it, he ends up faking his death by making it look like he was attacked by whatever was chasing them in the woods. He then hears the cries of 5K and he rushes to help, he ends up killing all of the Z's and turned over 5K's body but it ends up being the woman bandit and she had turned. He pikes her, takes the bag of vaccines and runs off, he makes it to the street and looks at the Spokane, Washington sign and falls on the ground. He takes out one of the vaccines and injects it into his leg, and ends up seeing Red and 5K in some hallucination of the afterworld/limbo. Will goes back to Murphy and says that 10K is dead, but Murphy doesn't believe him and thinks that he is going to go back to Warren.

"Doc Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"[]

Doc has been captured by Nurse Ratched and taken to the Serenity Falls Institution for the Criminally insane because she had overheard him saying he was a doctor in the woods, she then makes him prove his status by having him quickly diagnose all of the patients. He succeeds and then she takes Doc to see their newest patient who is in pretty bad shape, and Doc ends up seeing that it's 10K. The nurse had scheduled a lobotomy for 10K and proceeds to try and do the procedure because 10K keeps seizing and foaming at the mouth. Doc and one of the patients made a run into the Z-ward to try and get some medication for 10K and the rest of the patients as well. Doc makes it back just in time to stop her from even starting the procedure and tells her that he takes full responsibility for the patient (10K) and she leaves the room to check on the other patients. Doc then makes a cocktail of different medications and injects them into 10K which makes him jolt awake and then fall asleep, he then wakes up and one of the patients ends up bringing him into the common area and Doc helps him over to a table and asks how he's doing and 10K replies that he's really mellow. While the group is doing their daily exercise Doc and 10K try to escape. Unfortunately, Doc and 10K's escape attempt is thwarted by Nurse Ratched and she has them put in strait jackets. After Doc tells her of their mission to take Murphy to the CDC to cultivate a cure for the Z virus, Ratched is more than convinced that they're delusional. She prepares to lobotomize Doc, though a hulking patient named Bob comes to the rescue and kills her. The patients rise up. c manages to rally the patients and make a run for a bus that's parked outside just as the zombies break through the building's feeble barricades. Once everyone's outdoors, 10K collapses, prompting the patients to leave him and Doc behind as they take off in the bus. Doc discovers 10K's Murphy bite and despairs for his friend and wonders whether the vials in his bag are the cure or what's making him sick. Doc swears to punch in Murphy's teeth as 10K makes him promise not to tell Roberta and the others about his condition.

"Welcome to Murphytown"[]

Doc and 10K have reunited with Roberta, Addy, Sun Mei and Hector. Roberta's a little suspicious about 10K's condition, though he's not revealing his Blend status, despite Doc's assurances that he can trust their fearless leader. For now, 10K fills everyone in on Murphy's big plans in Spokane, the road to which is filled with more gruesome handy work of the Red Hand.

"Heart of Darkness"[]

10K, who has since been found and recaptured, is summoned by Murphy to answer some questions about Roberta. "What exactly does she have planned?", 10K's not talking, so he's on Zombie Moat cleaning duty until further notice.

"They Grow Up So Quickly"[]

Murphy decides to start calling 10K by his real name, "Thomas".

"The Siege of Murphytown"[]

As 10K is attacked by zombies he is saved by Red and 5K. He returns to the Museum of Progress and is asked who his followers are. 10K claims that they are not real, and just a hallucination. Red then kisses him to prove that she is real, and it helps 10K get a grip on reality. Despite the blend vaccine in him. He reveals the password to Murphy's safe, and they leave.

"Everybody Dies in the End"[]

10K dies, but comes back to life. Warren chokes him with a bandanna, he dies, Murphy bites him, and Sun Mei injects him. Murphy proclaims him dead, some time passes and everyone thinks that it did not work. Everyone mourns him but 10k wakes up in a startling fashion and tells Murphy "You are not my savior." Sun Mei, Red and Nature boy stay behind while he recovers. The others go up to the roof to find Lucy. It is assumed that when the helicopter came everyone else joined them on the roof. However, it was not on time as Murphy and Warren have been shot. The Man, Lucy, Addy fall off the mountain and Nature Boy follows in suit. This ends the episode.

Season 4[]

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Season 5[]

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Allies[]

Enemies[]

Killed Victims[]

Memorable Quotes[]

  • "Fracking zombies." - 10K upon seeing the Jersey Devil Refinery.
  • "Excuse me, ma'am... You have a finger in your hair." - 10K to Cassandra.
  • "Never seen porn. Is it any good?" - 10K to Doc and Cassandra.
  • "I'd like to see Rocky fight a Z. If he loses, he gets eaten." - 10K to Doc.
  • "When my pa was wounded, he told me to tie him up before he turned. Made me promise to show him mercy when he died. Kill the brain, you know. But I couldn't do it. I couldn't hurt my pa, no matter what he'd become. Stared into his eyes for the longest time, just... looking for some sign he was still in there." - 10K about his father.
  • "I'm sorry, papa. Love you." - 10K to his reanimated father before showing him mercy.
  • "The blanket..I just——sorry!" - 10K to Cassandra.
  • "I do hate him, and when the time comes... I will kill him, but for now, I can't." - 10K about Murphy.
  • "Don't try to make me feel better about it. I don't wanna feel better about it. There's nothing to feel better about. Nothing. That's what I want to feel." - 10K about killing Cassandra
  • "Help! Someone shot this ranger full of arrows!" - 10k about seeing his first zombie.
  • "EL CAMINO!" - 10k
  • "Doc, Doc, you there?" -10K to Doc
  • I feel like I've been shot, in the ass..."
  • We only used the internet to order guns."

Trivia[]

  • His birthday is on July 4, 1999.
  • His real name is Thomas, but his parents called him "Tommy".
  • Once he reaches his kill-count goal, he'll go by the name Jeff. He likes the name, Jeff.
  • Killed his father out of Mercy.
  • He says the name he went by was 10 Thousand yet everyone just called him 10K
  • He seems to like Oreos, as he told Citizen Z that good news was "a pack of Oreos and a few gallons of milk".
  • In Fu-Bar, he competes in a contest and wins an "M82". Shortly after winning, he gives the gun to Brittany, his rival of the competition. She later returns the favor with a kiss on the cheek.
  • He uses small metal gears in his slingshot to kill Zombies.
  • He refrains from cursing because his mother had a disdain for it. His father mentions this to him as he's dying in the episode "Full Metal Zombie". This is why 10k says "Fracking Zombies".
  • In an interview with Nat Zang, his father is revealed to have been a survivalist out in the mountains. This gave both 10k and his father more edge for the Zombie Apocalypse because they were ready for it. This is also one of the reasons why 10k is so quiet; he has a lack of social skills since it was only him and his father for an extended amount of time. They also had no Internet, which is why he has never seen porn.
  • Before the apocalypse, 10K had never stayed in a hotel or swam in a pool.
  • Cassandra, Murphy, Red, Sarge, and his dad are the only characters who have ever referred to 10K as Tommy.
  • He is the second person from the group to be bitten by Murphy. But now Murphy's referring to him as "blended".
  • In "RoZwell", 10K admits that he believes in aliens and UFOs.
  • He can be seen as non-verbal.
  • He is seen to have snapped out of Murphy's control in "Everybody Dies in the End".
  • In "Escape from Altura", Red cuts off his right hand to prevent from infection, but had it replaced with an antler in Water Keepers.
  • As of the end of season 5, his zombie count is 8,999. Though it is possible that it could be higher from uncounted kills.

Gallery[]

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Z Nation Characters
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Northern Light Listening Post SimonJZVitaliHernandez
Camp Blue Sky RobertaAddyStevenMackCharlesDonnaMarionDonnerRedburnSophia
Camp Blue Sky Outskirts "10K"SkeezySketchy
Ellesmere Island KayaPupKaskae
Philadelphia Cannibal Survivor Group BerntJodiMoonshadeMrs. CampbellCassandraTobiasMerchantSamuelKarlTravis
Philadelphia Cannibal Survivor Group's Victims John
General McCandles' Command Post ArthurSargeMorganRobins
Castle Point JaneRickAntoine
Province Town BermanMadelineJoeCuttyJameson
Resurrection Cult EliPatrickMatthewJacobMaryLuke
S&S Unlimited BrittanyRobertShelleyKeithFormanPhilDarren
Nebraska Small Town JanetOtisBuckCam
Edgemont Nuclear Plant WilburHomerAmelia
CIA Black Site Chester
Sisters Of Mercy Camp SamSerenaHelenRachelCheyenneEmmyTessaDaxBrennan
Darren's Gang Darren
Brett's Group BrettJaniceHenryJason
Fort Collins Underground Facility BrandonWalter
Murphy Bounty Hunters EarlJavierWesZane
Wagon Train Group Wrecking BallSamZekeAthena
Minnesota Lab MariahHarperOdegard
Mennonite Community JacobRebeca
Kettle Farm PaMa
Redneck Group DaleZachary
Burrtown RollieCorneliusTylerSadie
Extranauts BernadetteRoyDan
Native American Group AyallaKurukRed HawkJerryEddieRunning DeerDanny
Corporate Group DanaIggyPaulMegGideonTravisGregSheilaWashington
Zeros HectorFranciscoCorinneLa ReinaDiablo
Sun Mei's Group Sun MeiLt. Mong
Mercy Labs RedHaroldNature BoySarah
Murphytown WessonWillCassidyAuerbachHope
Serenity Falls Institution for the Criminally Insane ElvisLiddyWinonaRe-PeteBobRatched
Zona SpearsSunshineThe FounderThe Man
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Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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