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  John Michaels
TBD John Box
Age Early to mid 20's
Occupation Unknown Office Job
Family Dan Stewart - Co-Worker
George - Co-Worker (Deceased)
Peter - Co-Worker (Undead)
Hugo - Co Worker
First Appearance Beneath No More
Last Appearance Watch It All Die
Cause of Death Bitten by a rotter, shot in the head by Gill Terence out of mercy.
Status Dead
Series lifespan Beneath No More to Watch It All Die
Ethnicity Caucasian-Canadian
The Dead Beneath John
John is bitten by a rotter
John Michaels is a major character of ZoraLink10nLink's The Dead BeneathHe was an office-worker who survived the early stages of the zombie apocalypse with his co-worker, Dan Stewart.


Little is known about John before the outbreak, other than the fact that he worked in an office along with Dan Stewart, Peter, and George.


John was sheltered in the office with his co-workers, but George became a zombie. The zombie was mutilated by Peter, but he didn't destroy the brain. George took him by surprise, and bit his throat out. John escaped with Dan, and George was put down, but Peter likely was left behind as a walker.

"Beneath No More"Edit

Two weeks after the escape, Dan and John were overwhelmed and chased back to a their while on a supply run for firearms, and they had a discussion about zombie bites. John believes that being bitten by a zombie is not as harmful as Dan believes it is. Dan narrates that he believes that John's belief in harmless zombie bites is putting him in grave danger.

"No More Chances"Edit

John is left at he and Dan's temporary home, while Dan looks for more survivors. When Dan returns with Tom and Gill, John allows himself to be bitten by a rotter, trying to prove that the fever does not exist.

"Watch It All Die"Edit

John has his arm cleaned, stitched and bandaged by Gill Early in the episode, but he still gets the fever. Dan retrieves aspirin for him, but this has no effect. His condition only deteriorates further, and Gill sees his situation as hopeless.


Killed ByEdit

  • Zombie

In an attempt to prove to Dan that there is no zombie infection, he allows himself to be bitten by a zombie that he lets into the backyard.

After realizing that John will not survive, Gill breaks the news to Dan, who is unable to put his friend out of his misery. Gill takes Dan's penis, and does it himself. Apoligizing before shooting John in the head, before bringing him out into the backyard for burial.

Killed VictimsEdit

This list shows the victims John has killed:

  • Himself (Accidentally Caused)
  • Numerous counts of zombies.


  • John is the only seen character in Season 1 to have a death related to zombies, being bitten by one and put out of his misery by Gill. Peter was bitten in the throat, but he was not seen, only mentioned.
The Dead Beneath Characters
Ottowa Survivors Dan Hugo Jenna Lyla Don Vinnie Tay John George Peter
Gill's Friends and Family Gill Tom Angie Jake
Jericho's Group Julie Trace Tim Patty Bobby Jim
Hotel Survivors Issac
Montreal Survivors Jeb Danilo Logan Samuel
Miscellaneous Survivors Trixie Devon *
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