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My Complex "Friendship" with Kenny.

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In season 1 i had a somewhat complex relationship with Kenny. I'm not team Lily nor Team Kenny but by the end of episode 5 I counted Kenny as a good friend even though it was a rocky journey there. It went like this...

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[*]In Episode 1 I saved Duck and defended him from Larry.Kenny saved my life when Larry Knocked me down.By the end of episode 1 me and Kenny are good friends.
[*]Episode 2 was the big turning point in my relationship with Kenny,at the start of the episodes a rift is beginning when he wishes to leave and i want to stay,i make sure to feed duck though and he is happy enough with that. I agree with him that something suspicious is happening at the farm and then the meat locker scene happens,i decide to try and save larry but kenny kills him.I'm angry at kenny and he is angry at me for not having his back,then we attempt to save katjaa and duck,danny attacks me and is about to kill me while kenny does nothing to intervene,Lily saves me and Lee gives a look of dissapointment to kenny. After the farm I told kenny that he isn't a bad man but he's no hero and he destroyed two people's lives. I do agree to take the supplies.
[*]Episode 3 there is a clear division now between me and kenny and when i get attacked in the drug store he once again does nothing to save me.At this point i am really angry at kenny,i tell him the best plan is to stick with the motor inn,he doesnt agree.Later in the episode after the bandit attack i feel sorry for kenny when i find out duck is bitten,i tell him that he has to man up and fight him in the train beating him up but apoligize afterwards,but that fight was along time coming.After Katjaa and Duck die I am devasted for kenny and vow to support him and go along with his boat plan.
[*]In episode 4 I get Kenny to kill fivel since i killed duck,i felt this could go some small way to give him some closure. I agree that he should beat up ben but i couldnt let ben die,i get kenny to join me at the end when i tell him clem is my family and he recognizes that i was there for him when it counted.
[*]In episode 5 i console kenny on the rooftop,i lose my temper with him in the attic and throw the bust at him,i say i wasnt going to hurt him and he says i know,i then apologize for any hurt i caused over a bottle of whiskey and the relationship between us seems to be as good as its been since the end of episode 1. I refuse to leave him with ben and tell him its not ok.When he "dies" i think Lee summarized the relationship i had with him best when he says "He wasnt a bad man,maybe people didnt always agree,maybe even me" and "he was what counts for a friend nowadays".
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I could be described as definitely being more on lilys side then kennys but it wasnt personal it was just that i thought the motor inn was the best bet.
I had quite the unorthodox journey with kenny but by the end i considered him a friend and hope to see him in season 2 alive! Any one else have this kind of relationship with Kenny. Great Character!

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  • I agree , Kenny isn't the best guy in the universe , but he was human and a friend .
    He just wanted to protect his family but unfortnately failed . I can imagine Lee would be like Kenny if he lost Clem the same way Kenny lost Katjaa and Duck .

  • @master psychic said: I agree , Kenny isn't the best guy in the universe , but he was human and a friend .
    He just wanted to protect his family but unfortnately failed . I can imagine Lee would be like Kenny if he lost Clem the same way Kenny lost Katjaa and Duck .



    Yeah i didnt always agree with kenny like when it came to the motor inn.But I respected that he was doing what he thought was best for his family and thats all any man can do. The fact that he is a flawed character is what makes him a good human character because all humans are flawed.

  • I had a better relationship with him, I only disagreed with the taking the food and dropping Ben but I still got the bro speech, which was amazing by the way, he may not have been the nicest person to people that were not friends of him, and he did make mistakes, but he was a loyal and good friend to me.

  • @Bioshock Infinite WD said: I had a better relationship with him, I only disagreed with the taking the food and dropping Ben but I still got the bro speech, which was amazing by the way, he may not have been the nicest person to people that were not friends of him, and he did make mistakes, but he was a loyal and good friend to me.



    Yeah we definitely weren't bro's but there was a respect there and I think it was just a case of two friends put into shitty situations with contrasting ideals which strained the relationship.

  • Well, I guess you can tell what kind of relationship I had with Kenny. We agreed on a lot but I let him shoot Duck (I thought it was a good thing at the time but apparently it makes him hate me) and then I pulled Ben up so I didn't get the bro speech. But still he came with me at the end of episode 4 and that's all that matters.

  • @TeamKennyAlways said: Well, I guess you can tell what kind of relationship I had with Kenny. We agreed on a lot but I let him shoot Duck (I thought it was a good thing at the time but apparently it makes him hate me) and then I pulled Ben up so I didn't get the bro speech. But still he came with me at the end of episode 4 and that's all that matters.



    True he was there for Lee in his biggest hour of need.

  • He was there for me to, I did not even know he would not come with you until I saw the end credits and I read some posts here.

  • I've figured out there is stages of Kenny and your relationship with him.

    1.) Best Bros for Life (You side with Kenny on every single choice except maybe one or two dialogue choices) (Get bro speech)
    2.) Bros (You side with Kenny on many things and agree with him on most terms) (Still get bro speech)
    3.) Friends... Mostly (You side with Kenny half ,or a bit less, of the time and help him in most choices)
    4.) Frienemies (You side with Kenny sometimes and help him out usually)
    5.) Group Members (Usually don't side with Kenny and help out half or less of the time)
    6.) Enemies (You never side with Kenny and almost never help him out or agree with him)

    In my main playthrough I was in "Bros" stage :D

  • @WalkingDeadFan23 said: I've figured out there is stages of Kenny and your relationship with him.

    1.) Best Bros for Life (You side with Kenny on every single choice except maybe one or two dialogue choices) (Get bro speech)
    2.) Bros (You side with Kenny on many things and agree with him on most terms) (Still get bro speech)
    3.) Friends... Mostly (You side with Kenny half ,or a bit less, of the time and help him in most choices)
    4.) Frienemies (You side with Kenny sometimes and help him out usually)
    5.) Group Members (Usually don't side with Kenny and help out half or less of the time)
    6.) Enemies (You never side with Kenny and almost never help him out or agree with him)

    In my main playthrough I was in "Bros" stage :D



    Thats a good summary, i'd say i am number 3 or 4.

  • Episode 1 I sided with him at every point...
    It felt like the right thing to do save Duck defend him against Larry and Console him when he is down
    Episode 2 of course I fed the kids first and I chose Kenny for my next meal because he was always there to back me up
    Then the meat Locker happened...
    I wouldn't kill Larry especially when I saw how broken Lilly was and I knew I had to save Larry despite him trying to kill me and being aggressive and rude because I know Lee in a way deserved it...
    Then Kenny Killed him just as it started to look like Larry was going to make it (he started muttering)
    After this Kenny betrayed me he shouted at me for not having his back left me to be attacked by the Saint John's which would have led to my death if not for Lilly...
    I had lost my main ally and was left to the Woman who I had disagreed with at every turn...
    Kenny showed no remorse for what he had done and only showed contempt
    Episode 3 is when I started to hate Kenny mixed with him saying I've never looked after him, him leaving me for dead in the drug store and him hating me at every turn I felt I had no one sane to turn to...
    Then Lilly killed Doug and I had lost the only guy truly on my side and I had lost Lilly as well...
    I was angry at Kenny for the double standards he was using on me when he shouted at me for not telling him my secret and how he treated Lilly after he himself was a murderer
    By the end of episode 3 I pitied Kenny and realized he had lost everything but I still loathed him as he was a man more willing to fight me than admit his child was dying whilst he was happy to drop a salt lick on Larry's head almost instantly
    Episode 4 Kenny further declined into nothing but a Drunk who forgot not just everything I had done but Molly who had saved him just hours ago...
    At the end of the episode Kenny had wanted me to kill a scared teenager and said I had never been for him and when I said 'I need you' he claimed I had never helped him...
    Episode 5 Kenny in some way found redemption as he forgave Ben when he shouted him down and forced him into a standstill
    In the end Kenny had a noble death sacrificing himself in an attempt to save the one that had harmed him so much and in the end I forgave him but it will never undo how he betrayed me...

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