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Ben Decision (Spoiler)

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Should I let Ben fall or pull him up? What did you guys do?

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  • @The Fallen said: Clem seemed to understand for me. I told her Ben wanted to be left behind the help the others escape and she said something about her mother saying that was the mark of a good person. I could respect that actually, because on at least two occasions before that he put himself before others (not intentionally, but through cowardice) and he chose to make sure he couldn't do it again.

    He is young, so you can forgive him for being nervy and unsure of himself, but in the zombie apocalypse you need to grow up fast and even still he really should have known better. By about 16 years old and being 4 months into events you should really be savvy enough to realize the hatchet is in the door for a reason. Duck and Clem are about half his age.

    Telltale put that decision in, because having widely blamed for episode 3's deaths and being pretty hated at time that was there way of saying "do you really hate him that much"

    He was a better person than Larry though and Lilly as well since what he did was never fully on purpose (i don't think he consciously meant to leave Clem for example, it just happened) , 100% with you on that.

    Oh yeah, you're right. I do remember Clem saying something like that. I must have confused it with something else, the St Johns or something.

    Yes, he's older than Duck and Clem, but he's also at a very awkward time in life. His mind is still developing and is on the verge of becoming an adult. New mental abilities are still in the works. Compounding that with being in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, and he's going to be very flustered, which is what we got with him. Yes, the situation requires quick maturation, but his point in life doesn't work well with that, unlike Clem and Duck. They are at an age where they are very susceptible to new ideas and can adapt quickly, whereas Ben is at the age where he's trying to solidify himself, yet being forced to change. The world is just giving him mixed messages.

    So that's where I'm coming from on Ben. If he were given a few more years, he would be just fine. As is, he's just a tragic character I wish I could support.

  • @BlackBoxx said: I dropped him only once in the multiple times I played the game. It wasn't out of hate, but just to see how the other characters react. It sickened me. Kenny was actually happy to see a kid die, and everyone else thought I was an evil bastard.

    In my first canon playthrough, I pulled him up and I was satisfied with my decision.
    In my pro-Kenny playthrough, I dropped him and I agree with you. I felt disgusted just looking at Kenny as he was happy with my choice, and he was telling everyone about it.

  • @AnnaSan said: In my first canon playthrough, I pulled him up and I was satisfied with my decision.
    In my pro-Kenny playthrough, I dropped him and I agree with you. I felt disgusted just looking at Kenny as he was happy with my choice, and he was telling everyone about it.

    I pulled Ben up. I couldn't bear to drop him like that... :\

    Kenny was really one of the worst in the game, right after Larry. I'm really annoyed at him a lot of times. And frankly speaking, it just made me feel worse as the game progresses because whatever Lilly said or did (except for the Carley kill) was proven right time and again yet she was the one who was hated and forced to leave the group.

  • @AnekiGX said: I pulled Ben up. I couldn't bear to drop him like that... :\

    Kenny was really one of the worst in the game, right after Larry. I'm really annoyed at him a lot of times. And frankly speaking, it just made me feel worse as the game progresses because whatever Lilly said or did (except for the Carley kill) was proven right time and again yet she was the one who was hated and forced to leave the group.

    Yeah, while I was playing my pro-Kenny playthrough, I couldn't help but cringe because he keeps on wanting me to back him up with all of his bad choices, and it seems like it doesn't bother him. In my canon playthrough, I'm glad I tried saving Larry, I just wished he didn't act so soon. :|

  • @AnnaSan said: Yeah, while I was playing my pro-Kenny playthrough, I couldn't help but cringe because he keeps on wanting me to back him up with all of his bad choices, and it seems like it doesn't bother him. In my canon playthrough, I'm glad I tried saving Larry, I just wished he didn't act so soon. :|

    Larry was gasping for a breath a second before the saltlick was dropped on him. I wasn't sure if he was coming back to life as a human or zombie... there was always this ambiguity. But hell... if he was coming back as a human... :eek:

    The worst thing about Kenny wasn't how he treated Lee like sh*t if you didn't back up him... it's the way he would leave Lee for dead or even purposefully let the Walkers get Lee. The way he let Lee deal with the Walkers alone in the drugstore for example? And then the time when he whined about having to help Lee find Clementine?

    The one about Clementine got to me the most because it's not about Lee - it's about Clementine. And Kenny was willing to let Clementine rot in hell just because he's got something against Lee. And she's only just a kid. :mad:

    And yes, in chapter 1 it was almost as if he purposely let Shawn die, too. Grah.

  • @AnekiGX said: Larry was gasping for a breath a second before the saltlick was dropped on him. I wasn't sure if he was coming back to life as a human or zombie... there was always this ambiguity. But hell... if he was coming back as a human... :eek:

    The worst thing about Kenny wasn't how he treated Lee like sh*t if you didn't back up him... it's the way he would leave Lee for dead or even purposefully let the Walkers get Lee. The way he let Lee deal with the Walkers alone in the drugstore for example? And then the time when he whined about having to help Lee find Clementine?

    The one about Clementine got to me the most because it's not about Lee - it's about Clementine. And Kenny was willing to let Clementine rot in hell just because he's got something against Lee. And she's only just a kid. :mad:

    And yes, in chapter 1 it was almost as if he purposely let Shawn die, too. Grah.

    Kenny's my bro, but he keeps count of how many times you help him, and he would only help to give back the favor. The one with helping Clementine was unacceptable though, he could atleast help me to find her without him complaining =.=

  • Ben is my 3rd favorite character, behind Kenny and Clem of course. He is a kid that made a mistake, I cant help but feel for him.

  • He put Clem's life at risk (Ran way during the zombies).

    Screw him, drop.

  • I pulled him up. I thought that he should at least have a chance to redeem himself, even if he left Clem in the street.

  • Pulled him up. It's his choice if he just wants to jump off, but I'm not being responsible for taking someone's life when they could be saved.

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