plot armour http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PlotArmor
Originally Posted by dee23
No it doesn't. At no time has Carl worn body armor. When Rick was shot and put in a comma before the apocalypse he wasn't wearing body armor, When Carl was shot near Hershel's farm he wasn't wearing body armor, When Rick was shot in his stomach at the prison he wasn't wearing body armor and when Carl was shot in his face he wasn't wearing a bullet proof helmet. they had surgery and spent months in recovery. It was touch and go. Kirkman's way of showing us no one is safe in this world.
With regards to Lee getting bitten, of cause that could happen to anyone but it was a cheap death for a protagonist and a death more fitting for a "red shirt" or a supporting character. That is how Amy was bitten. I would bet anything and everything that her sister Andrea will be given a better death because of her alertness and ability to survive. Someone like Abraham would have been killed in a way that couldn't be prevented(an arrow to the back of the head). I couldn't imagine a character like him being surprised by a single walker, Kirkman would give them a better death, making them harder to kill.
and i didn't think it was cheap, but that's my opinion