Sherry Walken
Sherry Walken MacDowell
Sherry Walken, in Gungrave: Overdose

First Appearance:

Episode 8


12 (introduced)
15 (circa Brandon Heat's death)
28 (at death)


Human (prior to death)
Deadman (Overdose)

Voice Actors:

Michiko Neya (Japanese)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn (English)


Customized elongated katar (Overdose)


Bear Walken (Father)
Unnamed Mother (Deceased)
Harry McDowell (Spouse)



Sherry McDowell-Walken (シェリー・ウォーケン) is the only child of Bear Walken. She was raised by her father after her mother’s death from illness. Bear dedicated his life to protect Sherry ever since.

After Harry's downfall, Sherry is reincarnated as a deadman for the Corsione family.

Personality Edit

In life, Sherry was a trusting girl, falling in love with Harry almost immediately upon seeing him and confiding in him not long after meeting him, revealing that she considered Cid Gallarde, whom she referred to as "Uncle Cid", close and that her father considered Cid his best friend.

This does not change as an adult, as Sherry loved Harry too much to perceive his cruelty in Millennion and act on it, and planned to have children with him. Sherry's love for Harry and her father remain after she is necrolized post mortem, when she intends to take revenge on Grave for her husband and father's deaths, even siding with a rival mafia family of her father to do so.

Synopsis Edit

Sherry met Harry McDowell after he and Brandon Heat were inducted within Millennium's 'Family'--a close-knit group of friends that Big Daddy viewed as being part of his family, falling in love with him almost immediately, at twelve years old.[1] At first Harry only sees her as a child but grows to like Sherry more until he fell in love with her in turn. Although Bear was a little suspicious of Harry’s intentions at first and forbade Sherry to go out with Harry, Sherry tells him she's willing to die for Harry just like how her father is ready to died for Big Daddy. Bear then tells her he does not want her to end up like her mother. Bear then decides to test Harry instead and finally approves of Harry to allow him to marry Sherry.

Sherry as a child

Thirteen years later, Sherry is seen having dinner with her father and her husband, Bear expressing hope to seeing his future grandchildren. Harry states that he has attempted to father children with Sherry many times, although presumably without success. Sherry playfully admonishes Harry for his crudeness. Sherry would instinctively cry after Grave kills her father, before hearing the news of his death. Sherry would be tragically gunned down in front of Harry during a power struggle between Harry and dissenting board members of Millennium, two days after her father Bear was killed in a battle with the reincarnated Brandon, now known as Beyond the Grave.

Sherry as an adult

Gungrave: Overdose Edit

Sherry returns through necrolization in the sequel, intending to take revenge on Grave for her husband and father's deaths.

Trivia Edit

  • Sherry's design from Gungrave: Overdose is retooled for Zapp Renfro of Yasuhiro Nightow's manga Blood Blockade Battlefront.
  • In Bear's flashbacks to Sherry's childhood prior to his death in the anime, Sherry is seen holding a teddy bear with Bear's characteristic sunglasses, a play on Bear's name.
  • Sherry's hair resembles her mother's in life. In death, her appearance is more reminiscent of her father.

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. Sherry was seven years old at the beginning of the story. After the five year timeskip in which Brandon and Harry would be inducted into the Family, she would be twelve.