10K | Z Nation Wiki
|Family||Unnamed Father (Deceased)
Cassandra – Love Interest (Former) (Deceased)
Red – Love Interest
|First Appearance||Puppies and Kittens|
|Series lifespan||Puppies and Kittens to present|
10K is rather quiet and observant. His first-line weapon would be his sniper rifle, with a knife being his secondary (as well as melee) weapon. He enjoys mercy-ing 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 10K’s brief storyline, 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 Thomas (Cassandra calls him Tommy twice during the episode, almost in rapid succession; Murphy calls him Thomas as well, in Season 3 Episode 10). 10K was on his way home from fishing when the apocalypse started. He was running for his life from a zombified park ranger and several attackers when he hit his head on a tree. His father found him unconscious and preceeded 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.
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 them, saving Doc, but fleeing before Doc can observe him. Later, near the end of the episode, the group comes back to the high school to recruit the sniper.
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 .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.
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.
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, we see him finally kill his father, ending the episode.
- Roberta Warren (Alive)
- Addison Carver (Alive)
- Mack Thompson (Deceased)
- Cassandra (Deceased)
- Citizen Z (Alive)
- Charles Garnett (Deceased)
- Doc (Alive)
- Merylin Merch (Deceased)
- Alvin Murphy (Alive)
“Puppies and Kittens“: He first appears near the destroyed military convoy. As the group approaches, Doc is attacked by a zombie and the group is unable to shoot it without risking injury to Doc. 10K shoots the zombie’s brain out of its skull, saving Doc. Doc notices him running away on the roof shortly afterward. After the group decides to take Murphy to California, Doc finds 10K and offers to take him along. 10K agrees with a shrug of his shoulders.
“Philly Feast“: In a conversation with Doc and Cassandra, 10K reveals he’s never seen pornography, saying it’s “before [his] time” and asking “is it good?”
“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.
10K is killing zombies near a community that has anthrax and he becomes infected and falls in.
“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.
“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 viseable. The submarine explodes and it is unknown to the onlookers if 10K escaped the exploding submarine.
“Murphy’s Miracle” During Season 3 Episode 2 it is shown that he was bitten by Murphy, and has stopped counting his zombie kills.
“They Grow Up So Fast” Murphy decides to start calling 10K by his real name: Thomas”
“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 Murphys safe, and they leave.
10K dies in the season 3 finale, but is brought back.
Memorable Quotes Edit
- “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 Steven “Doc” Beck and Cassandra
- “I’d like to see Rocky fight a Z. If he loses, he gets eaten.” – 10K to Steven “Doc” Beck
- “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! Somone shot this ranger full of arrows!” – 10 about seeing his first zombie
- “EL CAMINO!”
- His real name is Thomas, but his parents called him “Tommy”.
- As of “Corporate Retreat“, 10K’s zombie kill count is over 5,075.
- However, as of “A New Mission“, 10K quit the zombie kill count.
- 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.
- 10K seems to like Oreos, as he told Citizen Z that good news was “a pack of Oreos and a few gallons of milk”.
- In episode 7, 10K 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.
- 10K uses small metal gears in his slingshot to kill Zombies.
- 10k 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, 10k’s 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, and 10K’s dad are the only characters who have ever referred to 10K as Tommy.
- 10K 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.
- 10K is seen to have snapped out of Murphy’s control in “Everybody Dies in the End“.