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Did Kenny give up? Why didnt he escape with Lee?

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I feel like Kenny went soft. NOTHING up to that point gave me the impression that Kenny was going to change sides all of a sudden. (This obviously only applies to if you saved Ben in the Bell tower, which most did) When Ben fell from the balcony and then inevitably died alive why didnt Kenny just shoot him and escape with Lee? Am I missing something? I know that Kenny wanted to right the ship with Ben and it was more or less just to add to the plot and make it more dramatic and emotional but that was out of character for Kenny.

Once again I realize this was what, in kennys mind, would have justified him but there was ample time to mercifully kill Ben then leave. He even just said before in the house that its NEVER the right choice to off yourself.

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  • Kenny was dead the moment Kat shot herself.

    He resuscitated a little bit because of the boat.

    Once that was gone, he was a dead man walking.

  • I know it's a bit weird, but Kenny did it for Ben. He didn't want to leave him. As soon as the boat was missing, Kenny lost all hope (again).

  • When Vernon took the boat, Kenny had lost all hope, the only reason he was continuing was because of Ben and Clementine.

  • Kenny knew he had nothing left. He stayed by Ben's side showing that he had forgiven him for what he had done. It was Ben's worst fear. Saving your last bullet as mercy killing for the kid in a herd of walkers is an honorable way to die

  • @ohioisonfire said: Kenny knew he had nothing left. He stayed by Ben's side showing that he had forgiven him for what he had done. It was Ben's worst fear. Saving your last bullet as mercy killing for the kid in a herd of walkers is an honorable way to die

    He could have easily shot Ben and go with Lee to the roof. There was plenty of time of Lee and Kenny talking before the Zombies arrived so his "sacrifice" was kind of pointless.

  • Kenny just tired live without wife and son, after he saw a dead couple on the bed, he wanted to die, he wanted come to his family.

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    I knew he was dead the instant I saw the dead couple in the bed. He was angry at Katjaa for what she did...but in a sense, you could tell that he was jealous, too.

  • @DreadMagus said: Kenny was dead the moment Kat shot herself.

    He resuscitated a little bit because of the boat.

    Once that was gone, he was a dead man walking.

    This. I think a large part of his choice was wanting to see his family again. I also like to think he refused to leave or give up on Ben. Throughout the entire game, Kenny has been the smart one, a cold hearted survivalist. Making the tough calls on the girl and on Larry and i think all his choices and decisions weighed on him. Eventually his survivalist mindset just snapped and he refused to let Ben go without a fight.

    Or he just killed himself, what do i know? :P

  • Probably he realized how bad everything had gotten. Everything he'd done to survive up until then, like wasting Larry and leaving the girl, pretty much came to amount to absolutely nothing in his mind because not only was his family dead, the group's only hope was gone as well. He always had something to focus on until the boat was stolen, something to drive him and keep the entire group going, but after it was taken by people they'd trusted he just couldn't handle it anymore. He kind of gave up, and decided that perhaps seeing Duck and Kat again wouldn't be so bad.

  • Kenny's alive. He has to be. Off camera deaths in Walking Dead? That would only happen with children or pets.
    If I don't see a body in a zombie filled game/movie/series, I'm not convinced they're dead.

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