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Why do people like Ben?

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I'm not saying you shouldn't like Ben. I just don't get it.

Personally, I think it's because he's so much of a woobie, people feel sorry for him no matter what. Yes, he's young and a teenager, but if Clementine and Carl can be productive, there's really no excuse. He's one of those characters that doesn't do anything right, pouts that he can't do anything right, and thus receives sympathy galore. Even if you support him, he still fucks up and fucks you over, so saying that people are too hard on him is bullshit. The only harsh criticism he got was when he told Kenny he dealt with the bandits and Kenny's response was reasonable.Before, then, he was a member of the team at the motor inn.

My problem? Has nothing to do with Carley, bandits, letting zombies in Crawford's school or his numerous other fuckups.

One main thing.

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[*]HE LEFT CLEMENTINE TO DIE. The same girl that would later defend him from being thrown off the boat.
[*]He doesn't watch her when you tell him to, instead he makes excuses. He should've brought her upstairs with him.
[*]He didn't even help you look for her when she's missing.
[*]When Lee gets bit, an option to bring him along is by making him feel guilty with Clementine. He had to be reminded that Clementine stood up for him.
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If anything, Clem should've reminded him of his sister he said he had in Episode 5.

Even Larry showed concern for Clementine. Larry even tries to save Lee if you give him the axe. Hell, the main fucking antagonist, Campman, showed more love for Clem than Ben. A fucking Hobo showed more love for Clem.

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  • @shedim said: So if everyone can screw up as he pleases over and over again and get away with it because the oh-so-poor-guy lost his family, totally unlike everyobody else and...is still considered a poor child...even though he's got a beard...the group isn't going to survive one day.

    Can't remember the last time I've seen a kid with a beard. Can you?

    Its not a beard its fuzz pretty much and most teenagers have it

  • @HiggsBoson2142 said: Why do I like Ben? Huh, that's a tough question even though he's my favorite character. I think it's just a friendly guy, because I don't know how many others would give Clementine some stickers they found in a drawer. That and he's one of the most human people in the group. Lilly and Larry became complete maniacs, Carley was getting a little too bitchy (Yes I agree with that), Kenny's family got a little too confident and Kenny himself wouldn't let go of anything. Along with Doug and Mark (Or what I saw of him), Ben stayed a good-minded person who wasn't afraid to say what was on his mind, unlike Doug. Even with everyone constantly bombarding him with insults and distrust, Ben kept calm (Except Episode 5) and wanted to kill himself because everyone else but Lee wanted him gone. Ben may have messed up, but to me, on the inside, Ben was a hero.

    Also he took me back to watching Scooby-Doo on Saturday morning.


    Pfft, the only time Carley was getting "bitchy" was when she was saving your "favorite character" Ben. If it wasn't for Carley defending his traitor ass, he would have been shot instead.

    How about you show some gratitude. :mad:

    :p

  • HE'S SEXY AS F*CK. And I think that maybe having his friend and teacher die right in front of him was traumatizing. It would be for me.

  • *Spoilers from comic*
    I personally don't care about being better or worse than others seriously who cares? It's not like someone(besides Stranger) its stalking you and noting any fucking thing you do, if you think it over being better than the bad guys is no good, you need to be ruthless and relentless, Rick learned that, Andrea learned that, Miccone already knew that... and i don't remember anyone else of the main group who survived this long and got the guts to survive(ie: Glenn and his gf wich name i don't remember).

    I let him fall, not because i wanted him to die, because HE wanted to die a hero, i tough the fall would kill him but no, it broke his legs and he got ate. I immediately regret it, but there was nothing to do, next playtrough i guess. If i knew the fall wouldn't kill him i would have pulled him up and screw everything else.
    You don't let kids die.. its like raping them or selling them. You just don't, unless you want to get buttfucked by an elephant.

  • @thestalkinghead said: ben is the "me" of TWD universe or at least the most like me of all of them, i would be glad to be in Lee's group and i would feel so sorry and guilty if i had messed up and that had contributed to the death of a child

    I am a lot like Ben as well, if I was in a zombie apocalypse I'd probably f*** a lot of things up like him. Ben's ok I guess, I saved him in the bell tower and the reason is that Clem like Ben she stuck up for him and I knew I would only hurt her if I did that and I already had enough blood on my hands, I wanted Ben to redeem himself later on because I thought he could do it. But no instead he lets me down and gets Kenny f***ing killed! But to me Ben alright I can forgive for what he's done, back with the bandits he wanted to help the group, it just got out of hand. I don't know why people like Ben, don't know why I like him myself.

  • @lilredwolfie said: HE'S SEXY AS F*CK. And I think that maybe having his friend and teacher die right in front of him was traumatizing. It would be for me.

    I think people get by now that you think Ben is "sexy as f*ck" since you have mention that in most of your posts. Is that really the only reason you like him? Not exactly a good explanation.

  • Hey guys so iwas wondering, because of him Carley, Chuck, Katjaa and Duck are dead plus Lilly went nuts(she was already a little but this was the ultimatum).

    I'm actually happy of leaving him fall. It was the right decision, he needed to pay for his sins and he did it.

  • @Inferuz said: Hey guys so iwas wondering, because of him Carley, Chuck, Katjaa and Duck are dead plus Lilly went nuts(she was already a little but this was the ultimatum).

    I'm actually happy of leaving him fall. It was the right decision, he needed to pay for his sins and he did it.

    I don't think we have the same definition of the word "sin".

  • @Kaserkin said: I don't think we have the same definition of the word "sin".


    Yeah, google translator is a real bitch.

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