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An Open Note to TT: No More Suicides, Please.

posted by chaz99 on - last edited - Viewed by 776 users

Not that I'm against the idea - in the real ZA this would happen a lot.

My beef is that it is a cheap and lazy way to delete a character from the story line. You get way more bang for the buck and emotional impact if they get eaten.

You should also consider that in the case of some really annoying characters, you are depriving the walkers of a well-deserved meal.

Just my two cent's worth.

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  • How in the hell is a character killing themselves because they're so lost in despair over the events of the story a "cheap and lazy" way to off someone from a story? Katjaa's suicide had more impact than a zombie killing her.

  • I haven't had a problem with suicide deaths so far. Kat's suicide struck me as a very plausible outcome and thought it was within her character. Tbh, I thought that was one of the best, most appropriately written deaths and didn't seem out of place.

  • @Marleysativa said: How in the hell is a character killing themselves because they're so lost in despair over the events of the story a "cheap and lazy" way to off someone from a story? Katjaa's suicide had more impact than a zombie killing her.

    This. It seems like anytime a character dies that a person really likes it automatically becomes "Cheap and lazy".

    Be reasonable bro. Just because you're fave character died doesn't mean Telltale messed up and you right.

  • I'm referring to a possibility that the writers will end up relying upon suicide as a way of removing characters. I'm merely pointing out that we've already had two. It's like on Coronation Street - characters are often written out by "moving to Canada". It's become almost a cliche.

    I am being reasonable. I'm talking about constructing story lines.

    It's about constructive criticism. It's not a values judgement. Perhaps my wording was wrong-instead of saying "my beef" I should have said "my concern is that the writers will rely upon suicide as a quick and simple way to resolve a character's arc.

    @Murasaki said: I haven't had a problem with suicide deaths so far. Kat's suicide struck me as a very plausible outcome and thought it was within her character. Tbh, I thought that was one of the best, most appropriately written deaths and didn't seem out of place.

    That's not what I said. You are making assumptions- of course it fits and makes sense, and I was affected by that scene, too. You are missing my point altogether.

  • @chaz99 said: I'm referring to a possibility that the writers will end up relying upon suicide as a way of removing characters. I'm merely pointing out that we've already had two. It's like on Coronation Street - characters are often written out by "moving to Canada". It's become almost a cliche.

    I am being reasonable. I'm talking about constructing story lines.

    It's about constructive criticism. It's not a values judgement. Perhaps my wording was wrong-instead of saying "my beef" I should have said "my concern is that the writers will rely upon suicide as a quick and simple way to resolve a character's arc.


    That's not what I said. You are making assumptions- of course it fits and makes sense, and I was affected by that scene, too. You are missing my point altogether.

    Yeah, it was definitely your wording. To me, you implied the two suicides seen were cheap and lazy. That couldn't be further from the truth. Now that you've made yourself clear, I agree with your sentiment even if it's a bit unfounded.

  • It may be unfounded, and it may not. We shall see, my friend.

    I guess the second suicide and seeing the "is that Christa committing suicide?" thread raised an alarm bell.

  • I bet Ben will end up committing suicide... he even say so himself, kinda.

  • Odds are the same thing will happen to *SPOILERS ALERT!!!!!* Christa because of what they showed in the debut trailer -_-

  • @CrazyGamerzPC said: Odds are the same thing will happen to *SPOILERS ALERT!!!!!* Christa because of what they showed in the debut trailer -_-

    Nope, already confirmed that was just the scene of the first suicide from episode 1, but they redid who the characters were so it wasn't a spoiler.

  • There's going to be a subversion in Episode four when you have to choose between leaving Ben to help kenny/christa/omid/chuck/other person or saving him and other person dying. Ben will be surrounded by Walkers. Put a gun to his head to "punch his own ticket" and *CLICK* He's out of bullets

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