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Stop wasting my favourites, TellTale!

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Gah! Finished Episode 4.

I liked Mark, I liked him a lot. He came out of nowhere in terms of the episode but the three month handwave was sufficient. He was a nice guy, useful, had Lee's back and didn't constantly angst about everywhere, oh and he was a nice guy you could easily like.

But off'ing him with the cannibals after about ten minutes of screentime? I dunno, it just felt wasted. Obviously dropping say... Larry n there wouldn't have the same effect, but he was such a sacrificial lamb.

Then Chuck. I didn't know what to make of him at first. I was a little sceptical, but after his talk about protecting Clem, cutting her hair and teaching her to use a firearm, I warmed up to him.

With his 'heroic stand' to save Clem at the start of 4 it was impossible not to love him, even if you weren't a fan before. I also figured he'd get out just fine because "we never saw the body" and all that... but nope, dead. Gone. I would have at least liked to have met him in the sewers one final time (alive that is), maybe hiding out with a bite wound? Getting to talk to Lee one more time before he passes? He went out like a pro, but it still felt a bit... anti-climatic maybe? Wasted? Maybe he could have been at the school instead of Brie and it ends up rubbing even more moral dilemma in the 'save Ben' question.

I understand this is The Walking Dead and that nobody is safe, "No good deed goes unpunished" and in reality your amount of screentime wouldn't dictate how long you survived, but still, I think these are two characters I'd have liked to have spent a lot more time with.

Christine is... she isn't bad, she's just a bit... I dunno, dull? I keep forgetting she's there. Omar vanishes for most of Episode 4, but what little I saw of him in 3 and 4 made me like him a lot. Ben I found boring and bland regardless of his mess ups, Kenny just shouts at me a lot but he's still a great character.

I don't know, I'm not saying everyone needs to be Lee's best friend (I loved Larry as a character), but I feel like we're stuck with the more dull deadweights whilst the interesting potential guys get off'ed about ten minutes later.

On an unrelated note, I heard the zombie contest winner appears in 4. Who was it?

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  • Christa und Omid are the names. But I feel with you, I really liked Mark, too. He was very nice, even a little too nice. First I hoped he would survive the farm, because he was just very awesome, but I grew sceptical as Brenda did not wanted Lee to visit him.

    Charles was awesome, tough. He had the spirit to survive all this, and this maybe took his life. I was really dissapointed when I found his corpse.

    Christ and Omid are both really awesome characters, the one while he maintains his humor, and the other one is just one strong woman, careful and protective, traits which fit very well in TWD.

  • Telltale is most likely treating characters as expendable like Kirkman has been doing with his comics lately.

    Like in The Walking Dead #100.

  • @Robbingrobin said: Christa und Omid are the names. But I feel with you, I really liked Mark, too. He was very nice, even a little too nice. First I hoped he would survive the farm, because he was just very awesome, but I grew sceptical as Brenda did not wanted Lee to visit him.

    Charles was awesome, tough. He had the spirit to survive all this, and this maybe took his life. I was really dissapointed when I found his corpse.

    I expect it came from him having witnessed a girl like Clem die before. He was pretty much going to do anything to stop himself from seeing that happen again, so he bought them the time to get away regardless of the cost to himself rather than risk just dragging more with him if he tried to break through to them. It was a nice touch, however tragic.

    Christ and Omid are both really awesome characters, the one while he maintains his humor, and the other one is just one strong woman, careful and protective, traits which fit very well in TWD.

    I mean don't get me wrong here, I like just about every character in the main crew. Omid I like for having a more upbeat, humorous angle. I do also enjoy Christa being so protective of both Omid and Clem, whilst at the same time knowing when to take a risk, disagreeing with Lee at (perfectly valid) times and going right ahead the others. I just feel like she's the least interesting of the Episode 3/4 cast, you know? Still a good character, just not standing out.

    Molly was okay. I think the whole "badass chick with a chip on her shoulder" trope is a bit overdone, but still a pretty decent character.

  • Alright! I did not think you would not have liked thim. I just wanted to share my opinion. And I think outstanding characters in a ZA are... Weird! I like that they both are so normal.


  • Then Chuck. I didn't know what to make of him at first. I was a little sceptical, but after his talk about protecting Clem, cutting her hair and teaching her to use a firearm, I warmed up to him.

    I loved Chuck. Less so on the train, but once they met up with Christa and Omid and he played his guitar for the group, I couldn't help it.

  • @Arbitrator said: On an unrelated note, I heard the zombie contest winner appears in 4. Who was it?

    The 1st place winner was Brie, and she appears again as a walker in episode 5.


    I really liked Chuck, and was disappointed that he was killed off so suddenly. I always found myself wanting his wise opinions and advice on the situations that occurred. Would he have agreed with the Crawford plan? His opinion on Molly/Vernon's group? His reaction when they realize there is still a functional boat in Savannah? When Lee gets bit? Cutting Lee's his arm off? Etc.

    I have a feeling he would have elected to stay behind regarding the boat so some else didn't have to.

    I liked Mark well enough, but i was constantly annoyed that we never know/see how he joined the group, only hinted and teased that we found him at an air force base. I would have liked to see more of the groups opinions/interactions with him, but alas.

  • I agree Chuck and Mark were taken out of the storyline awkwardly fast, but I think the problem is, that we get to emotionally bound with everyone. The only character I didn't really like was Larry, and I didn't really get to know Shawn really well , but I had a really bad time with everyone else's death. Nearly everyone in the comics has been taken out so far, too(at least from Rick's original atlanta-survivor group), the difference is that newcomers don't get killed the following issue
    I'd like Clementine surviving during the whole season, honestly. Not because she's one of the most-liked characters, but because the game wouldn't really be the same without her...

  • Here's one for you, alright? This is TWD. Creator's don't care who they are killing off. Kirkman kills off fan favorites quite regularly. Frankly, I grew extremely pissed at this and quit reading the comics after issue 100.

  • @Zeruis said: Here's one for you, alright? This is TWD. Creator's don't care who they are killing off. Kirkman kills off fan favorites quite regularly. Frankly, I grew extremely pissed at this and quit reading the comics after issue 100.

    His death got me pretty pissed at R.Kirkman too, but now that I think about it, he died in a pretty god-damn awesome way. I mean, he could have just died being shot in the head.. instead, we got this long being-beaten-to-death scene.

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