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Why all the hate from Kenny?

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Does not helping Kenny when it comes taking care of Larry make him pretty much hate you for the best part of episode 3? Just asking because I haven't gone against him at all other than trying to stay neutral at the beginning of ep 2 which seemed to count as siding with Lilly and I didn't help with Larry in the meat locker. Like I saved duck, stood up to Larry, fed duck both times, let the woman get eaten as a distraction, consoled him over Shawn but he talks to me like shit for most of ep 3 and in the scene where you have to get him to stop the train he says you're not my friend you've never done a damn thing for me or something like that but I've done loads for him lol and I read a comment on YouTube where someone did the same as me but Kenny says something like you didn't do the right thing when it came to Larry but I still appreciate all the help you've given my me and my family. So just wanted to know if helping Lilly in the meat locker makes Kenny forget everything you've done for him? Ha is the comment I read a load of bs? Was it the same for you guys or did he still remember the stuff you did to help him? Awesome game though!

Thanks!

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  • the fact Kenny to protect his family above all else does not make him a coward.
    he saved me 2 times in the drugstore, and it was not cowardice.

  • @RafaelBrasileiro said: the fact Kenny to protect his family above all else does not make him a coward.
    he saved me 2 times in the drugstore, and it was not cowardice.


    True, but not helping you because you dared to disagree with him later on still makes him an asshole.

  • @8Bit_System said: ...makes him an asshole.

    I think Kenny has some serious esteem issues. If you build him up and cover his ass, he's Lee's personal hero, but if you leave him hanging, he's fearful and defensively hostile.

  • Agreed. If you don't help him he's more of an asshole than a coward. Just like Lilly.

  • Lilly reacts from an unhealthy need to control, thanks to daddy. I can sympathize with fear and low self-esteem, but not arrogance.

  • @RafaelBrasileiro said: the fact Kenny to protect his family above all else does not make him a coward.
    he saved me 2 times in the drugstore, and it was not cowardice.

    I still tend to peg him as a coward; in the case of Shawn and Duck, there was nothing stopping him from, you know, coming back once Duck was clear. In Ep 2, he's also the only man in the group that won't help with the pickup walker (despite the fact that it's his wife at immediate risk); Mark and Larry will, Doug will... Kenny won't.

    The one time he helped me in the Drug Store in Ep 1, he wasn't in any serious danger either; the only Walker within range was both focused on me and in a prone position - the next nearest Walker was putzing around halfway across the store.

  • I'm sorry, but the notion that Kenny is a coward because he only risks his life for his family and friends is not a strong argument. People develop courage and risk their lives because they have something to protect; something they believe is much more important than them. I understand that there are people who risk their lives for strangers as well as their loved one, but that doesn't make Kenny's actions towards his family and friends any less heroic.

    The reality of WD is a harsh one that cannot really be compared to our reality because strangers and survivors are usually even bigger threats than the walker or are simply more mouths to feed. As for Shawn, I honestly believe Kenny would've helped had Duck not been in trouble. He's a father and made the right decision to help his son and felt horrible afterwards.

    He saves Lee no mater what in episode 1 and is always the one to accompany Lee to get food or supplies. Yes, he has esteem issues and can be a hypocrite, but he still risks his life for those that he loves and would give it up for his family. As sad as it is, not everyone does that for their loved ones. He's a brave guy no matter how you look at it; just because he does it for those he loves does not make it any less courageous. The danger is still there and very much a real threat.

    I agree that Kenny defiently still has the capacity for cowardice too if him and Lee aren't exactly best buddies. He's not 100% fearless or courageous, but he still swallows his pride even if Lee was an absolute horror to him (if you make him kill Duck, fight him to stop the train, always side with Larry, not tell him his past) and agrees to move because it is what Kat would want. He's a brave guy who knows how to risk his life for people he cares for; in a ZA, that's the best things anyone can really do since no one else can truly be trussed as WD continuously shows.

  • @Rommel49 said: I still tend to peg him as a coward; in the case of Shawn and Duck, there was nothing stopping him from, you know, coming back once Duck was clear. In Ep 2, he's also the only man in the group that won't help with the pickup walker (despite the fact that it's his wife at immediate risk); Mark and Larry will, Doug will... Kenny won't.

    The one time he helped me in the Drug Store in Ep 1, he wasn't in any serious danger either; the only Walker within range was both focused on me and in a prone position - the next nearest Walker was putzing around halfway across the store.

    he had just had an argument with his wife and stormed off, conveniently (for plot purposes) making larry have a chance at redemption etc. if he was there he would have saved his wife then saved you

  • @thestalkinghead said: he had just had an argument with his wife and stormed off, conveniently (for plot purposes) making larry have a chance at redemption etc. if he was there he would have saved his wife then saved you

    Except that he's about as far away as Larry and Mark (he may even be a tad closer), distance-wise. Hell, Carley's in the same area on the other side of the RV and she'll be there to help, even if only at the end.

    And of course, he obviously witnessed the attack, since he knew the Walker attacked his wife, which was only at the very beginning.

    Granted, yeah, it seems to be a plot device, but the fact he wasn't there still doesn't pass the smell test. :p

  • @Rommel49 said: Except that he's about as far away as Larry and Mark (he may even be a tad closer), distance-wise. Hell, Carley's in the same area on the other side of the RV and she'll be there to help, even if only at the end.

    And of course, he obviously witnessed the attack, since he knew the Walker attacked his wife, which was only at the very beginning.

    Granted, yeah, it seems to be a plot device, but the fact he wasn't there still doesn't pass the smell test. :p

    Really? where was he ? i don't remember seeing him, i thought he was in the "to far away to notice or help" part of the motel in terms of plot

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