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The Human Eugene Project

Season 5, “No Sanctuary”

While the gang was stuck in that train car in Terminus, Sasha asked Eugene to explain further about the cure for the walker apocalypse that he claimed to know about. “I was part of a 10-person team at the Human Genome Project to weaponize diseases to fight weaponized diseases. Pathogenic microorganisms with pathogenic microorganisms. Fire with fire,” he said. “Interdepartmental drinks were had, relationships made, information shared. I am keenly aware of all the details behind fail-safe delivery systems to kill every living person on this planet. I believe with a little tweaking on the terminals in D.C., we can flip the script. Take out every last dead one of them. Fire with fire … All things being equal, it does sound pretty badass.”

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'The Walking Dead' apocalypse quips: Eugene's funniest lines

Kimberly Potts
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

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He talked Abraham into protecting him all the way to Washington, D.C., then talked his way out of being cast out of the group once he revealed his deception about knowing of a cure to the zombie virus. And he talked Abraham into supporting his vision of operating a bullet factory, then talked Negan out of killing him when the Saviors’ leader doubted he really had the knowledge to run such a production.

The Walking Dead‘s Eugene Porter may not be an alum of the Human Genome Project, he may not be a real scientist, and he may not be a spiritual man, but one thing we do know: He has a way with words. And whether he’s using that gift of gab to talk his way into something good or out of certain danger, he always does it with a flair that never fails to leave us amused. Here, 12 of our favorite Eugene-isms, with big shout-outs to the killer words of The Walking Dead writers and Josh McDermitt’s perfected, giggle-inducing Eugene delivery.

The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres Oct. 22 at 9 p.m. on AMC.