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Did you let Ben Drop?

posted by fusedmass on - last edited - Viewed by 1.4K users

I did. I mean he caused the deaths of like four people.

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  • I didn't drop him. I'll not allow him to redeem himself that easily. He needs to live and suffer through the consequences of his actions.

  • @raptor said: I didn't drop him. I'll not allow him to redeem himself that easily. He needs to live and suffer through the consequences of his actions.

    Sad part his, you might suffer the consequences of your own actions by saving him. I feel letting him do something heroic in episode 5 would be a slight cop out for saving him. Normally the right decision is the hardest one to make. To me, letting him drop and die was the right decision, you've probably saved x number of lives by letting Ben go.

  • @Smithian said: Sad part his, you might suffer the consequences of your own actions by saving him. I feel letting him do something heroic in episode 5 would be a slight cop out for saving him. Normally the right decision is the hardest one to make. To me, letting him drop and die was the right decision, you've probably saved x number of lives by letting Ben go.

    Thing is, there is no 'right' decision. You had your reasons for dropping him, but just because other people saved him doesn't mean he can't do something heroic in the episode. Personally, I'm not expecting him to do something heroic, I'm just expecting him to do something... right, y'know, like, not messing up again. I feel it would be a let down if he didn't do anything useful because it really seems like he's changed by the end of episode 4, as if he actually learned something valuable from everything that's happened to him. But I don't know, really. So far, Ben is one of my favorites, and I just hope he keeps it up. He's the teenager who has the heart in the right place but keeps making wrong decisions, and in the end I hope he grows up mentally.

  • FIRST I wanna add something, Ben killed many people and saved many people at the same time, remember when ben said that people turn into walkers no matter how they died?? If kenny didn't hear that he wouldn't know that Larry will turn out soon at that meat locker, If Larry turned, Lee, Kenny, Lilly and Clem will all be eaten !!! Then nobody will save either Katja or Duck.
    Now I am gonna show you the list of people who died because of Ben :
    -Larry
    -Carely
    -Duck
    -Katja
    -Chuck
    annnnnd Brie, till now...

    Its true that Ben did a disaster, but he is still a teenager! You know how teenagers behave !!! But he didn't deserve to be dropped.

    If I were Lee, I will sit with Ben one day and teach him how to be a good helper or a savior.

  • Ben (The Walking Dead) you really hate Ben don't you?


    WowMutt: not at all..Like my origional post said, it's not personal, it's survival. I think letting Ben die is a waste of manpower. The loss of a guard/lookout. He could have been useful.. But, I cannot ignore what he's caused and risk letting him make more mistakes risking the rest of us.. again!!


    Ben (The Walking Dead) *cough*Crawford*cough*


    WowMutt: hehe you're kinda right.. In my playthrough's I've seen myself on the boarder-line with the Bandits and Crawford. I think both groups have taken an extreme stance during all this, but I understand it! I'm not trying to argue or convince anyone that I know what i'm talking about.. Just stating my thoughts and reasons for the decisions i've made. Now Larry I hated. If you think back on EP1 where Lee risk's his life getting his pill's, had to put down his own brother. All to save the life of a man who then punches Lee, leaving him for the walkers. That was partially payback, but also survival.. He tried to kill Lee once, I wasnt going to allow him a second try. Ben never intentionally attacked anyone, granted, but his actions killed more of our group than Larry.

  • My wife couldn't decide in time (in this playthrough, she gets to choose). So she let him drop. :eek:

    In my playthrough, I will save him, because my Lee is unambiguously good. It will be interesting to see what role Ben plays (and doesn't play) in episode 5. It wasn't like the Doug vs Carley choice, so there may actually be a different outcome as a result of what you chose.

  • @Moragami said: My wife couldn't decide in time (in this playthrough, she gets to choose). So she let him drop. :eek:

    In my playthrough, I will save him, because my Lee is unambiguously good. It will be interesting to see what role Ben plays (and doesn't play) in episode 5. It wasn't like the Doug vs Carley choice, so there may actually be a different outcome as a result of what you chose.

    Is a good point in not knowing what will happen regardless of what we chose as Ben's fate.

    Possibility 1: Ben is alive and finds/saves Clem. Maybe he saves everyone, even sacrifices himself for the group.

    Possibility 2: Ben is dead, he fell, shattering his leg's and the walkers feast upon him.. While Lee (possibly others) are searching for Clem, we find a zombified Ben who could bite Clem, or somehow kill others of the group.

    Either way, regardless of which choice people made, I believe we're not done with Ben yet!

  • Enough people are dead, assholes. I don't care who killed who and who wants to die, no one is getting offed if I can help it.

  • I let him drop because I honestly thought he was dead either way. I figured I was giving him the heroic death by allowing him to do something for the good of the group for once. I didn't do it because I hated him, even though I was plenty mad at him. I did it because I wanted to give him a chance to do something selfless. I didn't realize that if I pulled him up he would live, since with every other death in the game (save for the timing of Doug/Carley's death) it happens no matter what you do. If I had known that he would have lived to see another episode, I might have done it differently.

  • I didn't and not because I'm pro-Ben, I hate his guts. Morally I just didn't think it was right to kill someone when you have the opportunity to save a life, it just seemed cold-blooded. He redeemed himself in the end though but i still detest him.

    Lee saved him in the motel and in episode 4 he acted like a whiny, snarky brat in episode 4 when talking to Lee. He also loses points for leaving Clem to be walker bait. He's the first video game character who I actually felt pure unadulterated resentment for

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