It's starting to feel like Sasha's days are numbered on The Walking Dead. Not only did she take on a suicide mission alongside Rosita to assassinate Negan, but actress Sonequa Martin-Green just landed a starring role in the new Star Trek show. That could mean Sasha isn't long for this world, because it seems unlikely that Martin-Green would have the time to balance both shows. But are there any clues about Sasha's fate from the comics the show is based on? What happens to Sasha in The Walking Dead comics?
There's no way to know, because Sasha has no comic counterpart. She was a character created solely for the series, so her fate isn't tied to any specific storylines and could really go anywhere. Like a handful of other characters in the same situation, like Daryl and Merle, it makes her storylines impossible to predict. Anything can happen with Sasha because there isn't any source material to go off of.
However, fans have still been able to draw comparisons between Sasha and characters who do exist in the comics, in part because the show has mixed up different characters and storylines from the comics when adapting them for the screen.
Though Sasha was an original character created for the show, it still felt like she had a link to the comics from the very beginning. She was introduced as Tyreese's sister and he was a major character in the comics, one who often acted as Rick's righthand man. Both of Sasha's love interests were also comic characters, though Bob and Abraham's storylines were adjusted for the show and to include Sasha.
Many fans also felt that Sasha's storylines seemed to correspond to Andrea's on-page storyline. Though Andrea died early on in the show, she is still going strong in the comics and in a few instances, Sasha was able to pick up the slack on Andrea's ongoing story arcs. Sasha's romance with Bob and his subsequent death was taken from Andrea and Dale's storyline in the comics, and Sasha also became a sharpshooter just like Andrea.
Sasha was actually written specifically for Martin-Green, who auditioned originally for the part of Michonne. Former showrunner Glen Mazzara liked her so much that he added the role for her, and kept increasing her presence on the show. "I was supposed to be a recurring character and as we kept going forward, they picked up my option to be a regular," Martin-Green told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's very rare and I'm still quite dumbfounded about it but Glen and I hit it off and I still appreciate him. He wanted to work with me and wrote Sasha for me. I did not come back in to audition, he said it was my role."
The fact that Sasha has no presence in the comics means that her storyline is free to go in any direction. That makes the outcome difficult to predict; Sasha could end up continuing on the show for years to come, or she could very well meet an untimely demise in the near future.