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Molly was the one character where Telltale stumbled

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Overall I loved TWD and most of the characters in it. In fact I'd go so far as to say that The Walking Dead is one of the most memorable games I've ever played.

But I think Telltale stumbled a bit with Molly. The great thing about all the other characters in TWD is that they are entirely believable. They seem like real people just caught up in extraordinary circumstances. The one exception to that is Molly.

The ninja acrobatics and the ability to apparently vanish killed immersion a bit. They should have toned that down a bit and made her bad@ssery a bit more grounded in reality. No acrobatics that a real person couldn't pull off, no Houdini disappearing acts, and no using a claw hammer like a superhero grappling hook.

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  • Its called natural selection, she was living in a city infested with the living dead. If she wasn't able to pull that kind of stuff off(all possible) then she'd be among the walking dead.

    Regardless if she was previously involved in parkour or not, you develop skills that are necessary. Especially when your life is on the line. Either you get good at moving around the city and getting out of dodge, or you're dead.

  • Lee's group and Vernon's make-a-wish invalids survived for over 3 months without being like Molly. She's like the video game version of Michonne, another character I really don't like, along with many of the current comic survivors.

  • @Jeenyus said: Its called natural selection, she was living in a city infested with the living dead. If she wasn't able to pull that kind of stuff off(all possible) then she'd be among the walking dead.

    Regardless if she was previously involved in parkour or not, you develop skills that are necessary. Especially when your life is on the line. Either you get good at moving around the city and getting out of dodge, or you're dead.

    If you have other people looking out for you, you don't need to get good at anything. Look at the girl in the beginning of episode 3. She fumbles around like a buffoon and gets devoured. I think it's highly likely she had a group protecting her and they all fell to the walkers or some other hazard, leaving her to survive on her own(which she failed).

    There's also a sort of luck involved, like with Vernon's group. They found a hidden underground base pre-loaded with months worth of supplies, thus they don't need to develop the natural survival skills most others do, hence why they have one gun and can barely use it.

    Regardless, Molly is in no way an unbelievable character(potentially barring the mega jump with car battery bit, but still).

  • Molly was all alone. But she didn’t fight the zombies she moved the zombies around town with the church bells, The only time we saw here kill a lot of zombies was inside Crawford and she fails after killing 3 zombies… So how do you people know she’s a killing zombie chick??? She just smarted them out.! Molly = believable!

  • Lee is a professor convicted of murder that tries to protect a little girl.
    Kenny is a family man stuck in situations where he has to make difficult choices.
    Ben is a teenager that feels useless in a group of people that don't support him.
    They are believable multi-dimensional characters. Molly isn't.

  • Molly was inside the group from Crawford she was at Crawford at the begin of the apocalypse. She had a diabetic 14-year-old sister! along with hundreds of other followers, Later on, the safe sanctuary of Crawford tightened it's security, eliminating any liabilities such as children, the elderly, and the sick. Unfortunately, her sister was stricken with diabetes, thus targeting her for banishment/execution. To retrieve medicine for this disease, Molly made a deal with Crawford's doctor, Walter Ashe, and she committed to having sexual intercourse with him in exchange for medicine. Unfortunately, Oberson began sending an inspector down to take inventory of the medicine, and would've discovered their secret. To hide it, Ashe cut off their deal, frustrating Molly. Before Molly knew it, her sister's symptoms began to show, and Crawford's men captured her and presumably killed her.
    Unable to stay at Crawford, she left, beginning the life of a scavenger, scouring houses and cars for supplies. She devised a tactic in which she would ring bells to distract walkers, and would then move to search the cleared areas.

  • @Kaserkin said: Lee is a professor convicted of murder that tries to protect a little girl.
    Kenny is a family man stuck in situations where he has to make difficult choices.
    Ben is a teenager that feels useless in a group of people that don't support him.
    They are believable multi-dimensional characters. Molly isn't.

    More we don’t know from her yet. So how do you know she has no other backstory? :confused: It looks like she lost everyone she loved, And take care for herself now. Its Believable. Deal with it....

  • Bla bla bla :D
    More seriously, having to do "favours" to a doctor to get medecine doesn't make you multi-dimensional. Nearly every other character in the game has doubts, fears and breakdowns. That's what makes them "human".

  • @Kaserkin said: Bla bla bla :D
    More seriously, having to do "favours" to a doctor to get medecine doesn't make you multi-dimensional. Nearly every other character in the game has doubts, fears and breakdowns. That's what makes them "human".

    Breakdowns she lost her sister, She carries a picture with her from her sister, She has nothing left to care about but survival. She knows what she’s doing she want to join the group of lee but she looked at the fight between Kenny and ben, and she knows it’s possible she gets no spot on the boat. She leaves because it was the best thing to do… And there are strong people inside the real world how don’t show emotions to other people. To look strong but inside are broke an don’t show it right away. Its Human to... And we don’t know molly yet. She was never been part of the group to notice her deal. Just Give up your hate to molly. :)

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  • @Kaserkin said: No. Just no. I really don't like Molly. She may be cool and all, but I don't really like her. She is out of place in the story because all the survivors have believable traits and flaws, while she's just a badass zombie-killing chick.

    We dont know if she has any big flaws or weaknesses, we were only with her a little while.

    And for everyone who says her stunts are unrealistic... One name for you all. Jackie Chan. That guy can run up a flat wall do a back flip, spin three times while punching people on the second floor and kicking another upon landing. Ok so exaggerating a little bit, but really the things she does is not impossible. And you would be surprised what your body can do in a time of crisis...

    The disappearing was however a bit odd.

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