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Why are so many mad that ***** died?

posted by adam86shadow on - last edited - Viewed by 303 users

I mean it is a zombie story, happy endings aren't exactly known. Not to mention it's Walking Dead, a series known for it's blunt approach to killing characters regardless.

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  • I don't think people are mad, they just seem to be sad.

  • Why do you have to make a thread about this?? isn't pretty obvious?

  • I'm genuinely concerned about the long-term success of the Walking Dead franchise. The creeators seem to revel in the fact that any character can be killed at any time.

    I don't care how good the series is (and I consider it to be the greatest thing ever), but you cannot sustain that with massive turnover of characters. People will just stop caring.

  • @adam86shadow said: I mean it is a zombie story, happy endings aren't exactly known. Not to mention it's Walking Dead, a series known for it's blunt approach to killing characters regardless.



    So, did Rick Grimes die yet?

  • @shedim said: So, did Rick Grimes die yet?



    The author said he is going to die at some point.

  • The entire time I was hoping he would make it.. But honestly the ending would not been nearly as good if he had.

  • @Bulbous said: I'm genuinely concerned about the long-term success of the Walking Dead franchise. The creeators seem to revel in the fact that any character can be killed at any time.



    There is no sacred cow, anybody can go, and that is AWESOME. It needs to be used carefully though, otherwise there won't be anyone left for the audience to connect with.

  • @Irishmile said: The entire time I was hoping he would make it.. But honestly the ending would not been nearly as good if he had.



    I don't know, they could've killed off everybody except for Lee and Clem, somehow they get the boat to the water, and they set off into a very uncertain future, that would've been interesting to me.

  • @CrazyandProud said: The author said he is going to die at some point.



    TL;DR: So he didn't die, yet. There's the answer to this thread.

    I think nobody would have had an issue with Lee dying in another season, but he didn't even last as long as some annoying secondary character in the comic books! Just imagine Rick getting bit in the 4th comic and dying in the 5th and all the following episodes are all about his not-so-cool kid. That dies in issue #10 only to be replaced by somebody else, who ends up dead 5 issues later, only to be replaced by....I think you got the point. Would be kinda lame, wouldn't it?

    While you can't really compare Rick and Lee, since it's way easier to get attached to the protagonist that you actually embody in a computer game, rather than identifying yourself with some dude in a comic or a TV series, you'd be pretty pissed too, if the author decides to kill the main character in a somewhat lame way. It's just way too obvious that they only sacrificed Lee in order to make the ending more emotional...and this is just dumb.

    Lee was one of the most interesting and awesome characters in the past 10 years of video game protagonists and I think a lot of people would have loved him to survive fudgin' season 1. A shame TTG dumped him on the very first occasion, like sacrificing a lamb or a pawn only to force the story into an emotional ending. I don't know about you, but I am certainly not looking forward to playing a 9 years old girl in any episode whatsoever...or some random silhouette who happens to bump into her. Unless that silhouette is Lee Everett.

  • i think it would have been worse if it basically didn't have an ending and it was just a next season on TDW set up with lee and Clementine standing on a rooftop looking at the thousands of zombies surrounding them then credits, that would have made me mad not sad.

    i cant think of a satisfying conclusion to the story that isn't either lee dying or such a happy ending it would be wrong

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