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Knowing What You Know [and presuming what you don't]

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From what you've seen of the characters in TTG's TWD, which would you want by your side during a real undead apocalypse and why? Bear in mind, you can only choose one. [Exclude Lee, as you are Lee. His actions are your actions.]

As cold as it is, I wouldn't take either Clementine, Duck or Ben, because in the long run, they are going to be a liability. They won't be capable of defending themselves, they won't be able to hunt for food, or capable of protecting you, should you need that protection.

I wouldn't take Kenny either, because despite Kenny having the boat, it doesn't change the fact that he's spineless in my eyes. In my playthroughs, he has ran away when I needed his help to save Shawn's life, and he stood and watched as Danny was about to shoot me in the face at point-blank with his rifle. Granted, he did save me at the drugstore, and had I sided with him in the meat locker, he would have saved me from Danny, but I still couldn't rely on him. There is the whole meat-locker scenario to consider as well, I thought he handled that in a horrific way.

Kaatja is a Vet, and although she isn't a doctor, she could probably work her way around human wounds and injuries reasonably well (certainly better than anyone without medical experience). Would I have her as my fellow survivor? Probably not. I can't see her being a great help defensively/offensively.

That leaves Lilly or Carley/Doug. I think Lilly is a pretty safe bet, as she has a relatively good head on her shoulders (as good as one can have in such a situation). She makes logical choices, she knows her way around a rifle, she has army experience, and she's not hard on the eyes either. Speaking as a male, such a quality would play a part. Carley is a good choice for similar reasons - good with a weapon, makes solid choices, trust-worthy (as she has kept your secret, so far anyway) and there is a potential romance there.

Doug seems to be the only male worth saving. He is known to be heroic, having saved Carley in the past. He's also very intelligent, building devices to detect approaching strangers/walkers, using codes he learnt in A.V to manipulate the televisions, utilizing the laser pen to momentarily blind Andy, etc. He's the ideal candidate.

So who would I choose? Hmmmm.... I'll rule out Lilly, as I suspect she will crack without having Larry around. Emotionally, I think she will become unstable - and she also has a certain thirst for power and being in control. It's tough to choose between Carley and Doug. For longevity survival, I think Doug would be the man to choose. But for a quick blast of gun-slinging, zombie-killing, fun-lovin', Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid-esque style go-out, I'd choose Carley.

What do you guys think? I'd love to hear who you would/wouldn't choose, and why.

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  • @Zepar26 said: Uhhh, Mark, anyone? I'd take mark over any of the others.

    Sure, you could take Mark. You're gonna have to carry him around on your back though.

  • @The_Cheshire_Cat said: Okay, so I'll play the game of leaving Clem behind.

    But I must object sir to naming physical appearance as a quality worth evaluating in such circumstances as a zombie Apocalypse. Who cares what the person looks like. On the other hand a fat body such as Doug is a liability. He is unhealthy and unfit. If the zombies are on us and we need to leave in a hurry he is not the one to run. Plus he is fat, which means he has little self control.

    I agree with what you said about Lilly being unstable after the demise of Larry, and of course Kenny is the spawn of Lucifer so that really only leaves his wife and Carley.

    Between another fat body and a person with a gun the gun wins every time. Besides Lee can expect a certain amount of loyalty from someone who knows you are a killer but sticks with you anyway.

    Speaking as a man who saved Doug over Carley, I understand what you mean when you object to taking such qualities into account - but at the end of the day, we're all creatures with urges - men and women alike. Sex - not neccessarily repopulation (maybe something worth considering if you see the apocalypse through) - would come into the equation, especially if you go on to live for an extended period of time. And Doug just isn't my type.

  • @ElderBoss said: Speaking as a man who saved Doug over Carley, I understand what you mean when you object to taking such qualities into account - but at the end of the day, we're all creatures with urges - men and women alike. Sex - not neccessarily repopulation (maybe something worth considering if you see the apocalypse through) - would come into the equation, especially if you go on to live for an extended period of time. And Doug just isn't my type.

    True, but the phrase "if you were the last [gender] on earth" comes to mind.

    If Booze can make us bed people we wouldn't otherwise...

    What would the ZA make us do? At that point as long as you don't look like a decomposing corpse it's all good.

  • @skepticalguy90 said: Like Shane?

    The kind man gave us a lift, thats enough to earn my trust!

  • @ruairi46 said: The kind man gave us a lift, thats enough to earn my trust!

    shane (tv show)

    went crazy wanted to take rick out on an empty field with carl nearby
    he even killed the 'random bandit lad possibly called randal ?' to lead him away..

    No i don't want a guy like that who's after my carley..

  • @Milosuperspesh said: shane (tv show)

    went crazy wanted to take rick out on an empty field with carl nearby
    he even killed the 'random bandit lad possibly called randal ?' to lead him away..

    No i don't want a guy like that who's after my carley..

    Yeah but you can only choose one so she wouldent e with you if he was.
    So it all works out..

  • @ruairi46 said: wouldent e with you if he was.
    ..

    wouldn't be ?

  • @ruairi46 said: Yeah but you can only choose one so she wouldent e with you if he was.
    So it all works out..

    It's not like he'd go crazy and try to kill you or anything. Oh wait.

  • @skepticalguy90 said: It's not like he'd go crazy and try to kill you or anything. Oh wait.

    THIS IS STEROTYPING RACISM. He's a cop sure, but then so is rick hes not as crazy not all cops be the sames!

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