The Walking Dead: Dead City is attempting to portray Negan as less evil than previously believed. Despite his brutal murders in the past, the show is working on redeeming his character. In episode 2, Negan reveals to Maggie that he only acted like a monster when necessary and now regrets his past actions. However, this attempt to rewrite Negan's villainy overlooks his numerous other crimes, including murder and torture. The show highlights moments where Negan briefly reverts to his violent tendencies, but it undermines his redemption arc by justifying his past behavior. The Walking Dead: Dead City risks making excuses for Negan instead of presenting him as a fully accountable character.