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What kind of character could top Lee?

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I dunno if this is the right place to ask about it, considering I'm brand new here, but has anyone written fanfiction for season 2 yet? I figure someone has to, here of all places at the very least. I'm thinking about doing one myself, to see if I can't answer the question everyone wants answered: What kind of character could top Lee?

I've already got a few ideas myself, and after looking around the threads a bit, it seems there are some fairly smart people thinking the same thing as me. But I'd like to actually know what people think would be able to beat Lee's character, and I'd especially like to read some fanfictions if there are any.

I, personally, think that the new main protagonist should be a young man. Young like Molly, maybe even a bit younger. That way we can establish an older brother-like character to be Clementine's new protector that people can be comfortable with and that won't replace Lee as a father figure (which is the worst possible idea).
I'm going to write a character like that, except instead of trying to emulate an instant attachment to Clem like Lee did, I want to try and write Lee's polar opposite. Colder and more withdrawn, effected by the world on a deeply emotional level (and maybe a slightly psychotic one, too :P). That way Clementine's role as a morality pet will shine even brighter and have more influence to her as a character and to her bond with the new protagonist, making the new protagonist easily more likable as he slowly grows more attached to Clem, gradually shifting his personality in the process thanks to her.
That's the kind of approach Telltale needs to take with a new protagonist. A much more different way to warm up to someone new after that devastating loss at the end of the last season. At least, that's what I'd like to see.

TL;DR, Telltale should make a bad-ass big brother protagonist for season 2. And NOT kill him. Avoiding repetition as much as possible is best.

Also, I'm not one to shamelessly plug myself, but like I said, whether Telltale already has a plan or not, I'm gonna write me a fanfic for season 2. Not that I'm asking if anyone is interested, but if anyone is...

And I shall leave it at that. :)

Anyways, tell me your thoughts!

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  • @CarScar said: No one, as a protagonist, can top Lee. He holds a special place in my heart.



    Now now. I'm sure the new protagonist is gonna be just as lovable. You should be making room in your heart for him/her too, after all, there are plenty of fish in the sea.;)

  • @HiggsBoson2142 said: I say the "main character" is a duo. Not like you can control both, but that one character sticks with you until the end, like Shaun and Ed in Shaun of the Dead. And as for age, they'd be in college. The UGA, appropriately (If you see what I did there.).



    That would be a nice call back. While we're on the subject, it'd be a nice callback to throw a survivor from Crawford in there as well later on. Or would that be too much? I always thought it was a bit of a cop out how zombies had already taken over Crawford before Lee's group met the people there.

  • @JulianAR said: That would be a nice call back. While we're on the subject, it'd be a nice callback to throw a survivor from Crawford in there as well later on. Or would that be too much? I always thought it was a bit of a cop out how zombies had already taken over Crawford before Lee's group met the people there.



    I would like a little nod to Season 1, but I wouldn't want to dig too deep into it. So my answer is inconclusive.

  • I'd bet dollars to donuts its going to be clementine. Maybe still as a little girl, maybe a teenager, maybe and adult. But it makes the most sense, with the epilogue at the end of episode 5.

  • A character that is as well written as Lee, in a story of equal magnitude..... short of that, no one.

  • You know what would be fascinating? Someone in a wheelchair. What's happened to the disabled in this world?

  • @thestalkinghead said: they could be like the girls in zombieland, imagine the amount of people they could con and steal from being children, and if it went bad the whole pack could come out if hiding and kill whoever was a danger to them



    Exactly! Imagine being chased through the woods by them, too many to take them all out on your own, all whooping and carrying makeshift weapons like sharpened sticks and rocks tied onto branches, ready and willing to kill you without hesitation. That would be as horrifying as any horde of walkers.

  • I seriously wanna see someone in a wheelchair, who's outfitted it with all sorts of zombie chopping up acoutrements. Sounds more like a support character than a player character, but could be an interesting thing to look in on what's happened to the "differently abled" community in a world where the able-bodied can barely get by anymore.

  • @distortion said: Exactly! Imagine being chased through the woods by them, too many to take them all out on your own, all whooping and carrying makeshift weapons like sharpened sticks and rocks tied onto branches, ready and willing to kill you without hesitation. That would be as horrifying as any horde of walkers.



    i cant even think what i would do if a load of children were trying to kill me, i think it would be flight before fight

  • So like... a gentler and younger Merle/Daryl?

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