Originally Posted by Eric Northman
Good point. Did you ever see the mini web episodes that were (or are, I'm not sure) on the AMC website? At the end a mother is trying to get her kids to a safe place, but she winds up getting bitten and so she sacrifices herself in the hopes that she can give her kids enough time to get away (she winds up as the half eaten zombie that Rick comes across in the first episode). She isn't a hero in the traditional sense, but it was very touching the way she sacrificied herself for the good of her kids. If done right, then having a female as the main character might actually work out well.
I did see the first two mini-webisodes but never watched the whole thing. That sounds sad but thats a believable character.