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Why the hell wouldn't you let Clementine shoot ****?

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Letting her live with the thought that Lee turned into a walker because she didn't do anything is by far more disturbing than letting her kill him.

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  • My thinking was exactly the opposite--why the hell would you let Clementine shoot Lee? My initial thought when Lee woke up and they were stuck in that room was that she was going to have to do it to keep her safe. But once Lee was handcuffed, there was no need for it any more. And really, hasn't the kid been through enough trauma? Do we really need to add on top of that forcing her to personally kill her last remaining parental figure just so Lee doesn't have to experience turning into a walker? Seemed pretty selfish to me.

    Plus, as others have pointed out, there are logical reasons for not having her shoot him like not taking the risk of attracting more walkers and saving ammunition for real threats.

  • Personally, I had her shoot Lee because I reasoned that Lee didn't want to become a walker any more than Clem wanted him to. Plus, I think that if I had the chance to put my father/guardian out of their misery before they turned, but I left them there to reanimate, I'd hate myself for not having the strength to make sure they didn't become a monster. Plus, Clem will never have to imagine Lee as a walker because she knows that she put him out of his misery,

  • The thing is that we are talking about Clementine here, a 9year old girl who Lee loves and don't want anything bad happen to her.

    If lets say Kenny was with us for example then yes, Shooting Lee would be the best option since he's a grown up adult who can go trough hard stuff like that, but Clementine can't. Making Clementine shoot him would change her drastically in a painful way, not to mention that she would be more Scared for the rest of her life then if she just left.

    Yes Lee would be forced to suffer like a zombie for the rest of his life but i think that Lee would be willing to make that sacrifice to save Clementine the pain.

  • I didn't let her shoot Lee. Far too emotional. Although it may make her stronger in the end, but her and Lee were BFF.

    Either way I cried.

  • Several reasons I told her to leave me. There are the logical ones, perhaps the least important to me. Noise is an issue. It's ammunition when she's probably not that loaded with bullets.

    More than that... this entire time, I've been trying to get Clem out of the crud alive this whole time, but also sane and as a 'good' person. I've never had her kill a living man, and I've tried not to kill them. As Lee says when you choose not to have her shoot you, you have to be careful with violence because it changes you. I don't want it to change her so much, only just so much as it has to for her to survive.

    This is the same reason that I was hoping Omid and Christa would take care of her. Between them, they seemed like they could survive and still stay 'decent' as people.

    Do I want Lee to become a walker? Hell no. But more than I don't want him to become a walker, I don't want Clem to become a monster in order to survive and I don't want her learning that she has to kill loved ones BEFORE they turn. So I see it as my last sacrifice as Lee, the final gift I can give even in that messed up, paralyzed state.

    Hopefully it kept her just a little less changed by violence.

    I never really even considered having her shoot me as an option. We call that 'strength' and in a zombie apocalypse it sort of is, but on a greater scale I call it horrifying, and it's in that greater scale that I hope she gets to live some day and that I prepare her for.

  • You have to realize that people have different opinions on this subject, hence giving you the option to pick either one.

    I just feel I would rather not have to shoot a loved one in the face. For me personally, I would probably be going the Michonne way of life. To add on top of my point, she's only a little girl, and it would attract a lot of walkers. It doesn't matter if she still got out, the point is that it's a risk/gamble doing it in the first place.


    That last scene with them both was some crazy shit and I was thoroughly compromised of my manhood. Real men cry! :P

  • Can you even imagine for how long Lee would be suffering there, being a walker and handcuffed to a pole in a locked building?
    He would stuck there like that for who knows how long!

    If anything I do think it would make it easier on Clem's conscience if she'd shot him.
    Fast forward , say, two years. Whenever she were to think of Lee she'd have to remember that she left him there to turn, and that he's probably still stuck there in the same position. I know MY conscience would be heavy if that were my situation.

  • @Pride said: Can you even imagine for how long Lee would be suffering there, being a walker and handcuffed to a pole in a locked building?
    He would stuck there like that for who knows how long!

    If anything I do think it would make it easier on Clem's conscience if she'd shot him.
    Fast forward , say, two years. Whenever she were to think of Lee she'd have to remember that she left him there to turn, and that he's probably still stuck there in the same position. I know MY conscience would be heavy if that were my situation.

    It doesn't really matter. When people turn into walkers, they are already dead. Whatever is left there is not Lee anymore.

    I didn't have Clementine shoot Lee, because shooting people all the time like that changes you. And nobody should have to shoot a "family" figure. Same logic applied when I got Lee to shoot Duck, Kenny shouldn't have to go through this.

  • Why waste the bullet? Why further traumatize the girl I'm sure shooting her father figure in the face would help her ability to reason when running around the horde. The entire place was infested with zombies. For all I know shooting that bullet could have brought the dead on her. Save the ammo for protecting herself and whoever else shes with. I doubt it will go to waste or anything. I also kept thinking to myself that I didn't let Kenny shoot Duck. I can't ask Clem to do a role reversal on that.

  • @short_stack said: i had her shoot me, it makes her a stronger person.

    This.

    I felt it was a lesson she NEEDED to learn to survive.

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