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Why did Kenny stay behind with Ben?

posted by Crunchy on - last edited - Viewed by 1.3K users

He had enough time to lock Lee inside the fenced off bit so surely he had enough time to quickly shoot Ben in the head and climb up the ladder with Lee. It might be a little bit mean this way but there's not much point in dying (probably) just so Ben has a couple more seconds of living
It seems so unnecessary, I don't understand why he stuck around. Am I the only one who thought this?

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  • Believe me I have thought about this a lot but I guess Kenny didn't want to just shoot Ben and leave, he didn't want Ben to die alone, he felt responsible because he had been wishing for Ben to die and when it happened he realised it wasn't really what he wanted because it wouldn't bring Katjaa and Duck back, Kenny wanted to do the right thing for Ben, seeing him helpless and hearing about how he never saw his family, Kenny finally forgave him.

  • I've thought about this and I think Kenny might have wanted to die. I know the he says "You don't end it because it's hard" and all, but did he mean it? That's the real question.

    Maybe when he said that he was also trying to convince himself not to do it. But when Ben needed his help, he saw it as a chance to kill himself while still serving a purpose to the group.

    Maybe?

  • I got the Christa version in my initial run, but my interpretation is this:

    In the attic, since the group finally had time to rest and think, everything Kenny had done up to that point (the meat locker, wanting Ben dead, never trusting anyone, and just a general loss of humanity) caught up with him, and he finally realized what he had become. He traded his humanity in order to protect his family, but then they died, and he couldn't handle it. He even says (in the Christa version) that Kat would talk to him every night about how selfish and unthoughtful (yes that's a word) he was becoming. He stayed behind with Ben and tried to save him so he could become someone Katjaa could be proud of again, and to make up for all the bad things he'd done trying to survive. For Redemption. He even says Katjaa would want him to do it.

    Or maybe he's bad at math, and didn't realize how many walkers there actually were.

  • I got the Christa version in my initial run, but my interpretation is this:

    In the attic, since the group finally had time to rest and think, everything Kenny had done up to that point (the meat locker, wanting Ben dead, never trusting anyone, and just a general loss of humanity) caught up with him, and he finally realized what he had become. He traded his humanity in order to protect his family, but then they died, and he couldn't handle it. He even says (in the Christa version) that Kat would talk to him every night about how selfish and unthoughtful (yes that's a word) he was becoming. He stayed behind with Ben and tried to save him so he could become someone Katjaa could be proud of again, and to make up for all the bad things he'd done trying to survive. For Redemption. He even says Katjaa would want him to do it.

    Or maybe he's bad at math, and didn't realize how many walkers there actually were.

  • :eek: that's soo sad! I've never had the christa version but that makes a lot of sense thanks for clearing that up

  • Yeah, it made no sense for me either. I felt a little betrayed at that scene to be honest. Just minutes ago Kenny swore to help my handless Lee to find his little girl, and then he decides that staying behind with a dead man is more important, than helping his best friend who, let's be honest, might need more help in the near time. To be honest, the first time I approached the scene, I still had two bullets in my Glock and I wish when Kenny asked I could have just shot Ben and then be like "can we go now?". Yeah, it's harsh, but dammit, Kenny, I needed you more than Ben did :D

  • Or maybe he could "YANK" Ben off, better than dying while getting devoured by hundreds of walkers in a narrow alleyway lol. Srsly emotions take over logic nowadays..Just because "you feel it's right" doesn't mean it's right, it means you are relying on emotions, only ppl with higher thinking rely on logic even if their false emotions force them to do otherwise.

  • or (this is just me) he really wanted to kill the sun of a b!tch that got his family killed so he waited watching him be eaten alive before taking his own life.

    (re reads own statement) on second thought i don't think he could be THAT angry from it. whatever you guys said makes more sence.

  • Kenny was at the end of his rope and saw a chance to redeem himself before dying. At least, that's the way I interpreted his actions.

  • It's just something he had to do, you know that.

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