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Javier Rivera





Glenley, Kentucky


Unnamed wife
Kelvin Rivera
Ash (adopted son)



First seen

"Next, or: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Love the Back-Up Plan"

Last seen



Impaled with a scythe in the back and skull ("Cutthroat Jugulators and Crying Little People")

Appeared in

4 episodes

Portrayed by

Edward James Olmos

Eden Rising

Javier Rivera was a recurring character in the first season of Eden Rising, one of Glenley's well-respected sheriffs. He was the stern father of Kelvin, and adoptive father of Ash.


Nothing is known about Javier's life before the apocalypse. At some point he had a son with an unknown woman, named Kelvin.

It is seen in Ash's flashbacks in "Birthday" that Javier was one of the first people from Glenley to meet Ash. He made a case and protected Ash alongside fellow sheriff Tom Snyder, taking the boy in to live alongside him and his son Kelvin.

Javier was shown to have a very authoritarian and strict approach to his parenting, and that carried over into how he managed the town. While Kelvin was submissive of his father, always eager to please, Ash was less than thrilled with his new protector and constantly rebelled against him. After a fight between them, Ash ran away from Javier's home and went to stay with Tom and his daughter Darla.

Despite his personal problems, Javier was a strong fighter and a smooth negotiator, as seen in his standoff with The General after the tyrant overruns Glenley. He eventually was killed in the takeover by a mutated zombie with a scythe for an arm, which impaled him through the chest and then gave Javier a killing blow through the side of his head.


Season One appearances
Every New Beginning Come from Some Other Beginning's End Next, or: How I Learned to Start Worrying and Love the Back-Up Plan Cacophony Cutthroat Jugulators and Crying Little People Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (As We Know It)
D.O.C. Equivocacy Birthday Death March, Part I: Tunnel of Love, and Dismembered Limbs, Among Other Gory Things Death March, Part II: Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?
Characters from Eden Rising
Bolio Family
Ash Ben Bolio
Glenley, Kentucky
Tom Snyder Darla Snyder Declan O'Day Kelvin Rivera Sidney Strauss Kate Kirby Trigger Javier Rivera Becky Fitzherbert Robert Annie Snyder
New Venice
Gwen Hayes Kitty Stiles Xander Drake Lori Kitka Christopher Joey Kitka
Ohio State Fairgrounds
Manila Shea PJ Shamp Gareth The General
Bonnie & Clyde
Bonnie Clyde
Il Alichino
Leigh Vega Ronald Weiss Mr. White
Tulsa International Airport
Rory Stiles Phoebe Denning Mal Stillman Regis Michael Griggs
Last Chance Society
Benedict Ivy Adam John Smith Father Warden Maude Libby Bray Chrissie
Victor Vanbrooke Dr. Banana Pancakes Ike Anton Olko Simon Boyle Séverine Bangalter Blair Easton Bryce Easton Matt Lucy Dr. Cross Ed MacPherson Chandra MacPherson Eddie Sebastian Zoe
The Serpent's Island
Tamsin Pillsbury The Serpent Santiago Otto Piper Harlow Finius Goldberg Noel
United Nations
Alicia Kinsey Wolf Angelo Sierra Papadakis Emily Astrange Vijay Dasari Emiko Kochi Kilian Duncan
Nico's Farm
Dwight Brash Winnie Reil Skeeter Maia DiGregorio Oliver Kim Roz Mulheron Nico Francesci Hiro Kim
Lucas LeBlanca Miriam Valdez Desdemona Braun Gio Durant Newt Quinlan Gallagher Tate Valdez Elijah Tanya Durant Ruby Durant
Kelly Amir Ugis
Princess Elektra Floros Dawn Brash Gillian Shamp Jessie Rosalie
Dead and zombie characters appear in italics. Characters whose status is unknown appear in bold.

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