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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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  • @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!

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

    hmm what i said already ;)

  • @ruairi46 said: THIS IS STEROTYPING RACISM. He's a cop sure, but then so is rick hes not as crazy not all cops be the sames!


    My point was that just because he is a cop does not mean that he is a good guy or even a mentally stable guy (like Shane).

  • If we are talking me as me, and not me as Lee then my group would look like this:

    Lilly (before Larry died and got salt licked) military experience (shooting experience) administrator leader of a whole hangar, a mechanic (though for planes) but still...

    Larry (even with his heart problem and anger management he have proved that he can be more of an asset to the group than a burden, and it's always a good idea to have someone around you who if stressed to much would fall down in pain and spasm a lot (the perfect zombie bait) so make the rest of the group get away)

    Doug even though he is a geek he have proven that he pulls his weight for the group (the warning system anyone?)

    If I could take people out of specific scenes "or before scenes would be more correct" and remove their "feelings towards me"

    Mark Soldier from the US army (it's not deserting if your whole platoon is getting eaten and you flee the area with a group of civilians (it's a strategic withdrawal)

    Carley good with a gun, seems like a good team player.

    (might even take Lee, but im not sure)

    those would be my pics.

  • Carley. She is smart, trustworthy, has that reporter intuition, brave, can handle a weapon, drama free, and open to ideas.

    I would pick Lilly otherwise but her stubbornness is troublesome. Even in the face of starvation, she refuses to entertain the idea of leaving. Normally she's so rational and cautious it's unusual she doesn't exhibit either in this situation. Sadly, it makes her a liability so I can't take her.

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