|First Appearance||"Puppies and Kittens"|
|Last Appearance||"Escorpion and the Red Hand"|
|Death Episode||Escorpion & The Red Hand|
|Cause of Death||Devoured by zombies|
|Series lifespan||Puppies and Kittens - Escorpion & The Red Hand|
Dr. Merilyn Merch specializes in genetic recombination. She went to Harvard. Her skill in gene-splicing makes miracles possible. Two years before the zombie outbreak she disappeared. Where she was during this time is unknown.
Due to the security breach by a horde of zombies, she is forced to leave the lab. Mark Hammond escorts her to a helicopter on the roof and she hasn't been seen since.
She is later found working for Zona on their submarine lab. After Murphy blows up the lab, he bites Dr. Merch and turns her into a blended that he can control. She is then (unwillingly) working for Murphy in order to create a race of blends. Eventually, she finds out that using some of the original vaccines can counter Murphy's mind control. She gives a dose to 10K in order to escape. Murphy then bites her again. While Merch is struggling with what is left of her human side, she walks into a group of zombies, takes the vaccine one last time and let the zombies devour her.
Suicide; devoured by zombies.
Memorable Quotes Edit
"In accordance with the Emergency Executive Order, Section Seven, you are hereby notified that you have been selected for exposure to an experimental substance. Should the tests fail, all efforts will be made to contact your next of kin, signed President Lindsay Barton." -- Dr. Merch, to prisoners being experimented on at the beginning of Episode 1 "Puppies and Kittens"