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I hope the Playable Character for Season 2 is...

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Kenny. No question about it. Here's why.


I have to believe there's a reason we never actually see him die. Standard fiction trope-reading suggests he'll be back and I really think this would be the best possible option for season 2.

At the beginning of season 1, Lee is on his way to jail. His life is ostensibly over. Kenny, similarly, has lost everything: his wife, his son and then the only companions he had left (whether he got on with them or not). He's in a fantastic position to find a new motivation. I personally believe it should be the same motivation as Lee: Clementine.

Lets say that was Omid and Christa on the hill and Clementine met up with them, a reunion with Kenny would be ripe for drama with differences arising from whether Lee said Omid and Christa should look after Clem or Kenny should.

More potential drama: If Lee killed Duck for Kenny, then later the boy in the attic, then Clementine killed Lee... how the hell does Kenny feel about that?! The little girl in his care nutted up and did what he couldn't, killed a loved one when all hope was lost.

I think it's a win for all players too. We all have some kind of emotional attachment to Kenny: If you liked Kenny you're playing as a character you like, if you didn't like him, you play in a way that turns him into someone worthy of your approval and of Lee's (hopefully) high standard of parenting.


TELLTALE: PLEASE LET ME HAVE THIS VERSION OF THE GAME.


Please, I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on this.

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  • @DreadMagus said: Kenny has a predefined persona, plus he's a total dickhead, that's not fun for a main character..

    On the contrary, i know a few people who had an absolute blast being a complete jerk the whole way through with Lee. Threatening Vernon was an exceptional highlight. :p

    Though this is likely not the majority's opinion, it's not non-existent.

  • I think Omid and Christa added to the story was horrible on the writers part. I played this game over again, and still. They do not fit into the story well, and their chrachters are just annoying and personally I like to just shoot them.
    I rather see Kenny meet up with Clementine if I had a choice, but lets just hope Clementine will be ok in the long run.

  • @DreadMagus said: Kenny has a predefined persona, plus he's a total dickhead, that's not fun for a main character.

    Kenny 4 Season 2 Main: Just say no.

    Is he? He isn't always, and can be quite nice. And by about the end, he seemed to have calmed down after what had just so recently happened, and no matter what happens 'dies' putting others' lives before him. Right when we leave him his entire attitude and I'd say his personality changes, whether good or bad. I don't see why people say he was a dick, when he was mostly trying to protect his family. I can't not agree that what Ben did to get his family killed was stupid, and in real life probably would have let Ben go in episode 4, not entirely of revenge but just because you were trying to protect Clem, and because Ken is one of your main friends throughout the story. Kenny wasn't a bad guy, he just had his own way of seeing things. We look at the story as merely a game, but if you were to see it from Kenny's eyes, barely knowing anything of zombies and constantly having his and his family's lives at risk, I think his actions are fairly justified.

    He will obviously save his son over a stranger he had just met, and I think if he had a gun in his hands would have undoubtedly saved both of them. He feels bad for letting Shawn die, but would you risk your life so blatantly over someone you don't know? When you have family to care for? When even saving him didn't guarantee he'd survive? Say he got Shawn out from under the tractor. So what? Walkers were invading the farm. You don't know how long it took before Hershel came with the gun, and if Shawn's body hadn't been there, might have gone after someone else once the fence broke.

    Kenny usually had the right notions when arguing with Larry, as to how the Motel wasn't safe and that they couldn't last the Winter there. That walkers wouldn't stay in big towns forever, and that leaving while things were still clear was the best chance of action, maybe heading for the coast and getting off the mainland. Those were some GOOD points. Lilly's only defense was basically the pharmacy, that they needed to stay close for medicine for her father. After his death her only defense is that Kenny(and Lee) are murderers, that she doesn't trust the group after being with them for months on end.
    If Lee defended Lilly, don't you think Kenny should be pissed? You are his friend, and should be helping him out to keep people safe. That and to protect your own little girl. If you don't he feels like you are putting him and everyone at risk. If you don't kill Larry in the meatlocker, Kenny will be upset. That is understandable. A 300 pound guy with a serious anger problem is enough a threat alone, but as a walker? With no weapons or way out? Even if saved what would keep him alive? There was no medicine for him there. By trying to 'save' Larry and wasting time instead of escaping immediately to save Kenny's family, he sees it that you not only went against him for a guy who hated your guts and already tried to kill you once, but put everyone in the meatlocker and his family at risk by trying to save someone who first of all wasn't worth saving, but was in truth impossible to save. You can argue you helped save his wife and kid, but did you? If you had died with Larry? You'd all be dead with exception of Ben and Doug/Carley. So I can understand the anger.

    He loves his child, and cares for him deeply. If some stranger starts threatening to kill your son, wouldn't you be pissed off? And more yet, want your friend to stick up for him and help you out, even without considering you gave your friend and his girl a ride to Macon with nothing in return but company? Or by constantly reminding him his son was bitten,( after the fact that he was trying to leave the motor inn and you may have been deciding against that that also would put you at a cause for his family's death) and beating him up because he was in denial and upset doesn't make you a good friend. Leaving his son to turn doesn't make him feel better after all that happened.

    After what happened, even though Kenny might not be entirely kind or the like, he had JUST lost his entire family in less than a couple minutes, not plus the fact someone with you was responsible for it. If you don't shoot the walker in the street when you are easily able to, can you understand if it angers Kenny? Especially since he saves you no matter what when Larry punches you out and helps you in ep 3 even if you were a douche to him(in his eyes).

    When Omid isn't well, and you all have to stay in the house, constantly talking down the plan of the boat, when it was the entire reason they were there, obviously won't please Kenny. Then when all the boats are gone, he then loses all hope in the boat, and for a time gives up. Obviously no matter what he will be greatly upset, and although not helping you out no matter how you'd acted toward him could be seen as bad, he isn't completely thinking straight, nor is he in the best of moods.

    Being a jerk to Christa and Omid or Molly or Vernon is understandable. Christa and Omid you've only known for days. Molly and Vernon are barely known. Of course Kenny wouldn't trust them, and considering Christa constantly acting like she is a member of the group or like she runs things would set any leader off.

    If you haven't been a 'good friend' I wouldn't blame him doubting to help you. Kenny is a realistic character. You may not agree on how he 'keeps score', but it makes sense as some things weigh more than others. No matter what he waits for you to come back before leaving, which he didn't have to do. He could have easily left you. And then Ben, Christa, Omid, and Kenny would all be known as alive :P, safe on a boat.

    In episode 5, he seems to calm down some from the losses he's had, even the new loss of the boat. When in the attic, threatening him, being a jerk to him, or overall assholish will of course set him off. Yeah, he may be talking as if you will die, but didn't you do the same with Duck? More than a couple times, yeah. And he is worried about your well-being and everyone elses'.

    He is the one(I think) that proposes to cut your arm off, right? To stop you from turning, or at least buy you time.

    He wants you on the boat, whether you lied of the bite or not. And no matter how jerkish you were.

    If you hide your past from him, of course he'd be pissed. He thought he could trust you.

    After escaping the house, he talks of the mistakes he'd made, and how he could have done better. Been a better father, a better husband, and a better FRIEND. That they'd get Clementine, with or without you.

    If Ben is with you, he 'dies' putting Ben out of his misery and redeeming himself for acting the way he had from late ep 3 to late 4- early 5.

    If Christa is, even though he still knows her little, he risks his life to save her when she risked her own for a walkie-talkie in a room potentially infested with zombies.


    For the most part, he wasn't a jerk; just misunderstood. Yeah, at times morals weren't his priority, because he put the people with him first(ESPECIALLY his family).


    Sorry for the rant, but people who talk about how much of a dick Kenny is pisses me off. He wasn't the best friend, nor anything else. That is what made him human. Made him realistic. In an apocalypse, he definitely is good enough. I can't say I'd like him as a PC, but Kenny would be interesting. Again, sorry.

  • He's a jerk with a murder fetish - fact. ;)

  • *sweatdrop* he doesn't have a murder fetish. Name someone other than Larry that he kills.
    And everyone can be a jerk, including your Lee :P

  • You know what would really suck in Season 2?

    If the PC was Vernon. emot-suicide.gif

  • @Mark$man said: *sweatdrop* he doesn't have a murder fetish. Name someone other than Larry that he kills.
    And everyone can be a jerk, including your Lee :P


    "Lee, you have to kill Larry! You have to back me up on this!"
    "Lee, you have to kill Beatrice! You have to back me up on this!"
    "Lee, you have to leave Omid behind! You have to back me up on this!"
    "Lee, you have to kill Ben! You have to back me up on this!"

    Kenny would also abandon a little girl to die over a personal grudge with Lee... Yeah.

  • @CarScar said: "Lee, you have to kill Larry! You have to back me up on this!"
    "Lee, you have to kill Beatrice! You have to back me up on this!"
    "Lee, you have to leave Omid behind! You have to back me up on this!"
    "Lee, you have to kill Ben! You have to back me up on this!"

    Kenny would also abandon a little girl to die over a personal grudge with Lee... Yeah.

    Actually he wants you to leave Beatrice, so her blood-curdling screams will keep the walkers occupied, and gets fairly angry if you kill her.

  • @Mornai said: Actually he wants you to leave Beatrice, so her blood-curdling screams will keep the walkers occupied, and gets fairly angry if you kill her.


    Oh, excuse me.

    "Lee, you have to abandon Beatrice on the street so I can get off to her screams of anguish! You have to back me up on this!"

  • @CarScar said: Oh, excuse me.

    "Lee, you have to abandon Beatrice on the street so I can get off to her screams of anguish! You have to back me up on this!"

    Oh man I lol'd

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