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Kenny as the PC in Season 2. Thoughts?

posted by Robert Morgan on - last edited - Viewed by 256 users

Considering how many threads have been made about Kenny in this forum, it's pretty safe to say he's a popular character, for better or worse.

With that taken into account, I can't help wondering how fans would feel about Kenny becoming the PC in Season 2...assuming he escaped from the walker hordes in episode 5.

Think about it for a moment. In terms of a natural progression from one season to another, Kenny would be an ideal for an upgrade from NPC to PC following Lee's death - more so than creating an entirely new PC from scratch, anyway. The fate of his family would also leave Kenny in the same basic state Lee was in at the beginning of the first game; a seemingly broken man with a tragic past. Just as the first season was about Lee's redemption amidst the zombie apocalypse, the second season could be about Kenny struggling to find a reason to live again, after the world has already taken everything from him.

One way or another, it'd definitely allow for an exciting opening to season 2, beginning just a few seconds after Kenny's final scene in episode 5. We'd immediately assume control of Kenny moments after he's saved Christa or shot Ben, and then aid him in his escape. He would subsequently join up with a new survivor group somewhere in Savannah.

This is just one idea among many ideas, but I just wanted to throw it out there for internet consumption.

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  • I don't like this idea. Many players dislike him, others just want him to be gone. Not to mention his personality is already defined. I'd rather it'd be Molly, honestly.

  • I really like Kenny as a character but Kenny is Kenny, he isn't me so it would feel weird to just start controlling him,However i really hope he is in season 2 as a character who joins your group.

  • Excellent premise, but i fear it wouldn't work because of his already established personality. Kenny is one of the few who have been there since episode 1. He was also one of the few who we influenced the most. From episodes 1-5 he gets a ton of development, and his personality is kind of set in stone.

    It would feel odd to be able to deviate from said personality were we controlling him, and it would feel too forced and contrived were we limited to responses only he would make.

  • I don't think you can call his personality "defined" at the moment. After episode 3 he really changed. I know he's depressed, but what if he finds Clem all alone and after she tells him what happened to Lee he would take care of her and try to redeem himself for his family. After that we could decide how he deals with his depression.

    The only problem I see with Kenny as a PC is that there are some players that liked Lilly and always seen Kenny as an enemy.

  • @lukasz1996 said: I don't think you can call his personality "defined" at the moment. After episode 3 he really changed. I know he's depressed, but what if he finds Clem all alone and after she tells him what happened to Lee he would take care of her and try to redeem himself for his family. After that we could decide how he deals with his depression.

    The only problem I see with Kenny as a PC is that there are some players that liked Lilly and always seen Kenny as an enemy.

    It depends on which side you were forced to choose in the meat locker scene. If you help Lilly, Kenny calls Lee "fucking useless" and acts like a foul-tempered meathead for most of the game, but if you decide to back up Kenny, Lilly becomes a vindictive trigger-happy uberbitch. No matter what you do, one of them will hate your guts.

    Hell, maybe somebody should post a "Lilly as the PC in season 2" thread just to balance things out.

  • I sided with Lily but i still counted Kenny as my friend,i never hated the guy,got pissed off at him for not saving my life twice but as lee said "he was what counts for a friend these days".

  • His personality is very, VERY defined...

    What don't you people understand about that?

  • I'd hate that. I'm Team Kenny all the way, but playing as someone who was as major of a character as he was would be bad. What made Lee so great was, that while he had great writing, his personality was that of the player's. Kenny's personality is set in stone and it would feel weird playing as him in season 2.

  • @That1Guy said: I don't like this idea. Many players dislike him, others just want him to be gone. Not to mention his personality is already defined. I'd rather it'd be Molly, honestly.

    Exactly. I know many people who could not stand Kenny and the statistics show that people all over are just as divided. Don't think telltale would choose a character like that. Besides....I don't see you having a big option of things to say considering Kenny is well...Kenny and thoroughly fleshed out.

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