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The TV show isn't canon to the Comics so...

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Lee and Clementine might pop up. You never know. The TV show has basically said "fuck the comic canon" on occasion.
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[*]We haven't even seen Lilly in Woodbury, instead we got the Haley chick who's probably a mashup of Lilly and someone else.
[*]We got the Dixon brothers, two totally new characters (that are awesome, by the way).
[*]Shane lasted longer than Sophia (who's still alive in the comics).
[*]Dale died earlier than Shane.
[*]Carol's still alive.
[*]Lilly/Haley didn't shoot Lori, Carl did.
[*]Judith is still alive.
[*]Tyreese was supposed to show up a lot sooner than he did.
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So, for all we know, Lee could possibly make an appearance in the TV show, alive, with both his arms, lol. And so could Clem.

And the game is a force to be reckoned with. Amazing reviews and sales, so for the TV show creators to incorporate elements and characters from the game wouldn't be as unlikely as you think.

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  • Yeah... That the TV-Show is no kanon, we already knew.. Or we should. And, yes... Lee and Clem could appear in it. Maybe they already did? MAYBE THIS ONE BLACK GUY WAS LEE, JUST IN ANOTHER DIMENSION? OMFG! AND KLEMENTINE STARVED/GOT EATEN IN HER TREEHOUSE!

  • Your point is? Yes the TV show alters some things but overall it follows the comics. I have read and seen both, and it mostly follows what happened in the comics while altering some stuff. Not completely changing anything really.

    As far as the game goes, this is entirely the opposite. It is the same universe but the whole plot, characters, areas and story is utterly different. Nothing like comics nor tv or novel at all. Sure some characters make an appeareance here and there (hershel, glenn, lilly etc) but they are nothing like in the show nor the comics.

    I highly doubt any characters from the game would ever appear in the show. for once it is because the people writing the walking dead have absolutely nothing to do with the people writing the game story or characters.

  • @dubesor said: Your point is? Yes the TV show alters some things but overall it follows the comics. I have read and seen both, and it mostly follows what happened in the comics while altering some stuff. Not completely changing anything really.

    As far as the game goes, this is entirely the opposite. It is the same universe but the whole plot, characters, areas and story is utterly different. Nothing like comics nor tv or novel at all. Sure some characters make an appeareance here and there (hershel, glenn, lilly etc) but they are nothing like in the show nor the comics.

    I highly doubt any characters from the game would ever appear in the show. for once it is because the people writing the walking dead have absolutely nothing to do with the people writing the game story or characters.

    You do realize the game is canon to the comics? If the game is apart of the comics, it's not crazy for one to theorize that characters from the game can be included.

    And not really. Sophia's dead. Carol's still alive. The Dixon brothers are a major part of the series. Tyreese just came in, so him being killed by the Governor like he was in the comics is unlikely. It follows the story, but it's very liberal with it. So it's hard to predict what will happen.

  • TV show has its own canon. Kirkman helps with the script in each episode.

    There are two different canons: Comic (the Telltale's game it's based on it) and TV show. That's it.

  • yes but overall the tv show still follows the comics pretty much. starts with rick waking up in hospital, joining the group at the camp, later going to hershels farm and then finding the prison..... minor things change (like when a certain character dies or when he joins), but the overall storyline follows up pretty accurate (SO FAR). Not even comparable to the least to the game which is ENTIRELY different. The game writers are ENTIRELY different to the TV/comics. Entirely. So to answer your question: no we won't see any game characters in the tv show.

  • @dubesor said: yes but overall the tv show still follows the comics pretty much. starts with rick waking up in hospital, joining the group at the camp, later going to hershels farm and then finding the prison..... minor things change (like when a certain character dies or when he joins), but the overall storyline follows up pretty accurate (SO FAR). Not even comparable to the least to the game which is ENTIRELY different. The game writers are ENTIRELY different to the TV/comics. Entirely. So to answer your question: no we won't see any game characters in the tv show.

    Hm~ But the possibility exist~

  • @dubesor said: yes but overall the tv show still follows the comics pretty much. starts with rick waking up in hospital, joining the group at the camp, later going to hershels farm and then finding the prison..... minor things change (like when a certain character dies or when he joins), but the overall storyline follows up pretty accurate (SO FAR). Not even comparable to the least to the game which is ENTIRELY different. The game writers are ENTIRELY different to the TV/comics. Entirely. So to answer your question: no we won't see any game characters in the tv show.

    So no game character at all, huh? That's a bold statement to make, but I respect your opinion, mate. If the game included comic characters, and Kirkman talked about putting the Dixon brothers in the comics, that doesn't mean the mediums are immune to crossing over.

  • @dubesor said: So to answer your question: no we won't see any game characters in the tv show.

    I hope not. Really don't see what the point would be.

    Some people were introduced to TWD universe solely through this game and knew nothing about the comics or TV show prior to playing, including myself.

    I really have no interest in reading or watching the others, so I'd like to keep the game's plot as separate from the other two as possible.

  • @CharmingBirch said: I hope not. Really don't see what the point would be.

    Some people were introduced to TWD universe solely through this game and knew nothing about the comics or TV show prior to playing, including myself.

    I really have no interest in reading or watching the others, so I'd like to keep the game's plot as separate from the other two as possible.

    That's kinda selfish, don't you think? There are people who read the comics, embraced the TV show, and the game. Why should they be punished because you don't have an interest in the comics or TV show (and your reasoning for this is beyond me)?

  • @Doctanian said: That's kinda selfish, don't you think? There are people who read the comics, embraced the TV show, and the game. Why should they be punished because you don't have an interest in the comics or TV show (and your reasoning for this is beyond me)?

    Perhaps, but it's just my opinion. I doubt TTG is going to see my post and go, "Hey, that's a swell idea."

    As far as my disinterest in the comic series and television show goes? I'm just not interested. There are several franchises like TWD that have various forms of media but I may only choose to follow one or two. Not unheard of.

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