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What do you think was more emotionally devastating to Clem

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Which would you think was more emotionally devastating to Clem seeing her parents as walker or the fate of lee depending on what ending you chose.

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  • @aperose said: This is a good question. We're quick to say Lee but even though Clem acts strong she is still a little girl and yeah maybe she didn't really believe her parents were still alive but that confirmed that they aren't. It would've been nice if there were closure for her to put her parents down like Lee did with her brothers. I think if there weren't the horde it would be the right thing to do.

    True, if Clem or Lee were able to take them out it would have added a lot more emotion and another major choice if they had the time. Should Clem kill her walker parents or should Lee? Probably would end up being the same as the Kill or Leave Lee choice.

  • Lee probably for the same reasons that everyone else posted



    just thinking about that situation makes me feel pretty depressed for like 5 mins :/.

  • @aperose said: This is a good question. We're quick to say Lee but even though Clem acts strong she is still a little girl and yeah maybe she didn't really believe her parents were still alive but that confirmed that they aren't. It would've been nice if there were closure for her to put her parents down like Lee did with her brothers. I think if there weren't the horde it would be the right thing to do.

    This.

    It is very easy for us to say Lee, but that's also in many ways fueled by our own perception. She held onto the hope of her parents living up to and including the moment she was kidnapped. Don't you remember how she kept asking for the radio in episode 4? That is not the behavior of a child that accepted her parents are dead.

    At best, she would have realized it after the Stranger did not keep his promise and have her parents with him. But that's less than a day before the ending.

  • Seeing her parents dead was confirming her worst fears, something that may have been in the back of her mind for the last of couple months. Clem saved Lee, despite seeing her parent's fate. Lee and Clem had developed a very tight bond through surviving countless life or death scenarios, so I'd say Lee. Putting a bullet in (or leaving him to die) was probably way, way harder for Clem.

  • Dildor, I agree with you partially.. but I do believe that the scene was hard for Clem not only because it was Lee. Yeah, Clem choose to survive and help Lee when she saw he parents were dead. She did not allow herself to fall to grief then because she still had a friend to take care of.

    But I think the emotions she felt at the end were not just for Lee's demise. In a few moments she went from a girl hoping for her parents were alive while being in the care of a strong protector, to knowing her parents being confirmed deadand her protector about to die.

    Just because she didn't collapse on the street, doesn't mean she wasn't devastated over it. Heck, she also did what she had to do to Lee.

  • With her parents now confirmed dead, Lee was the last and only person she had to hold onto. Losing him had to be crushing.

    If her parents were alive and Lee died she would have been sad, but still had her folks to fall back on for some kind of comfort; with them dead and Lee gone...it's just too much I think.

  • Agreeing with everybody else, I believe Lee was more emotionally devastating. She probably knew deep down that her parents were dead, but refused to believe it so she had that little tiny sliver of hope. If you notice, when she saw her parents, all she did was stare with a sad look, and when Lee fell down, she was still able to help him. Which means she probably wasn't too busy crying, so she was more worried about him, who became a huge figure over the time, than someone she hasn't seen in 3 months. Lee was more devastating.

  • @Bababooey said: Which would you think was more emotionally devastating to Clem seeing her parents as walker or the fate of lee depending on what ending you chose.

    Lee's fate, because she felt like she had caused it.

  • Lee, Of course. Though she deeply cares for her parents, She loved them, yes, But she spent a very long time with Lee also. She survived the zombie apocalypse with him, after all.

  • You guys are picking Lee because you're looking at the game as the totality of Clementine's life, which it isn't.

    Imagine if your parents died, or a guy who helped you survive a crisis for a few weeks/months. Which would be more significant?

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