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

posted by Doctanian on - last edited - Viewed by 849 users

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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  • I find it really unnecessary for the game characters to appear in the show. What makes the game so appealing is that your decisions influence them and changes how they perceive you; this isn't really possible on TV, so it would remove a lot of what makes them special and interesting. Not to mention that they'd never be able to portray them correctly for everyone, take Kenny for example, would he be a loyal companion or a dirty coward who leaves anyone he doesn't like for dead? Because these two are canon versions of Kenny, depending on what the player did on the meat locker.

    Besides, correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Telltale own the copyright for the characters of the game? I doubt AMC would go through all the trouble to license those characters when they already have those of the comic book at their disposal, and even if they did, I don't think Telltale would give them permission to use them.

    Honestly, I don't unerstand why every time the videogame industry manages to make a good story everyone wants to see it adapted for cinema or TV or what have you. It's as if they didn't believe in their own medium -.-


    P.S. I'm sorry for any typos, I was writing this on my cellphone an some of the keys don't work correctly, and also, English is not my first language (that would be Spanish). Thanks for reading!

  • @Robbingrobin said: Activison is not Telltale.

    Thank god.

  • @Doctanian said: Activison's making a game based on Daryl and Merle, so it's not entirely out of the question.

    That's my point. Activision is making a game off AMC's version and AMC is promoting it. Activision couldn't have made the game without AMC's OK. Right now telltale's the walking dead is competition to their game.

    While everything is the walking dead universe. The show and the game can't freely take what they want from each other. likenesses/characters etc. they can always pay for them but it is unlikely.

  • @trd84 said: That's my point. Activision is making a game off AMC's version and AMC is promoting it. Activision couldn't have made the game without AMC's OK. Right now telltale's the walking dead is competition to their game.

    Two other genres. The one will be an adction-adventure game like Far Cry, while.. Telltales is a point'n'click. I do not think activision will manage, what Telltale did.

  • @Robbingrobin said: Two other genres. The one will be an adction-adventure game like Far Cry, while.. Telltales is a point'n'click. I do not think activision will manage, what Telltale did.

    I bet in AMC's eyes telltales game is competition to their game. I think in one of the playing dead's they said AMC wasn't to thrilled about the game.

  • The amc activision walking dead game wont be out for a long time tho so I dont see it as competition really. I mean TT walking dead came out in april of 2012 while the amc game wont be out until mid-late 2013...so maybe season 2 would be their competition but not season 1 IMO. Most will have played it before the other game is even released (all those that want to play it i mean)

  • Kirkman worked on the video game and the TV show, so again, it's not impossible.

  • lol, if lee were on TWD tv show, they'd kill him off before he said a word.

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