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Shooting the Girl in the street

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Okay so when Lee and Kenny are out hunting for supplies and the girl comes out screaming, and you have the choice to either shoot or not shoot, what did you decide and how does it effect the story?

I chose to leave her as a distraction, I thought the zombies might come after me.

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  • I may be a bit of a hypocrite...
    I killed Danny for what he did and only felt terrible when Clem saw it, and I stole the food out of desperation before still choosing to shoot the girl in the street.

    Maybe it's easier for me to be harshly pragmatic when I don't see whom I'm directly hurting?

  • I left her, she was dead in any way, so why waste a bullet? Yeah she suffered, but after 2 minutes it was over, once and for all, if she was alive, I would have saved her, but... that wasn't the case

  • I still stand by my beliefs that shooting her was the better option. If I were in her situation I'd dearly, dearly hope someone would shoot me. Being eaten alive, having your skin literally being ripped off your body slowly... God knows how much pain she would have endured if she wasn't shot. I don't want anyone to feel that pain, ever. And if it cost me losing a couple of energy bars? So be it. If Clem misses out on a meal? So be it. I know Clem, I know she'd gladly give up a meal if it meant someone didn't have to suffer for it.

    Although, admittedly, it's sappy but I just feel that's what my Lee would do. After he has caused so much suffering too his wife, his parents, his brother, probably all his friends, students, coworkers... All those people who looked up too Lee, befriended Lee, or loved Lee probably suffered after learning what Lee had done... I really wouldn't want to cause anymore suffering in my lifetime, especially suffering to that degree.

  • @CarScar said: I still stand by my beliefs that shooting her was the better option. If I were in her situation I'd dearly, dearly hope someone would shoot me. Being eaten alive, having your skin literally being ripped off your body slowly... God knows how much pain she would have endured if she wasn't shot. I don't want anyone to feel that pain, ever. And if it cost me losing a couple of energy bars? So be it. If Clem misses out on a meal? So be it. I know Clem, I know she'd gladly give up a meal if it meant someone didn't have to suffer for it.

    Although, admittedly, it's sappy but I just feel that's what my Lee would do. After he has caused so much suffering too his wife, his parents, his brother, probably all his friends, students, coworkers... All those people who looked up too Lee, befriended Lee, or loved Lee probably suffered after learning what Lee had done... I really wouldn't want to cause anymore suffering in my lifetime, especially suffering to that degree.

    With this thought process your probably dead in ZA. Heart or Smart. I choose smart. Raw emotion and feelings are the enemy in dangerous situtations. The one meal thing theyve been starving since before st johns. If she was savable then ok but shes dead with no chance. We have a chance because of her. Her death has meaning her dying gave us the time we needed to get in and out in one trip. You shoot her its just another meaning less death and you bring down the herd on you. Possibly killing yourself and anyone that needs you to survive. If you didnt get everything out of the pharmacy you would risk return trips which are as dangerous if not more dangerous later. Your alive shes dead enough said lets get this shit and go.

  • @GREYxDUZxKRUSH said: With this thought process your probably dead in ZA. Heart or Smart. I choose smart. Raw emotion and feelings are the enemy dangerous situtations. The one meal thing theyve been starving since before st johns. If she was savable then ok but shes dead with no chance. We have a chance because of her. Her death has meaning her dying gave us the time we needed to get in and out in one trip. You shoot her its just another meaning less death and you bring down the herd on you. Possibly killing yourself and anyone that needs you to survive. If you didnt get everything out of the pharmacy you would risk return trips which as dangerous if not more dangerous later.


    Actually, I agree completely. Although people hold onto the notion that keeping one's humanity is a strength, I believe it to be a crippling weakness. Probably the greatest weakness someone could have come the zombie apocalypse. Breaking your humanity and doing what needs to be done is a strength I don't really see myself capable of doing. I can't honestly see myself doing what needs to be done.

    That said I wouldn't exactly call myself a bastion of light, or what have you. Just in this specific case I would do the humane thing no questions ask. I agree with Ben that one's greatest fear come to the zombie apocalypse would be being eaten alive. Can you imagine the pain? I don't even want to think of it, it's just awful. It'd be like getting ripped apart by mini saw blades. You wouldn't even find comfort in knowing your going to leave this fucked up world because the process would be slow. And honestly someone enduring that pain isn't worth getting some more food items from a place that has been scavenged for months now, nearly picked to the bone. It's not like we're starving too, we were much better fed than in episode two due to the Stranger's car.

  • Im not saying id be whistling while shes getting eaten. And yes eaten alive would suck donkey balls but these choices would constantly come up. If kenny ended up getting his face chewed off because you were worried about the DEAD girl suffering.....

  • On my good guy playthrough, I think I took too long trying to shoot her so we had to make a bee-line for the pharmacy. Felt pretty bad for doing so.

    On my not-so-good-guy playthrough, I left her right away and was able to get the 20 items with plenty of time to spare.

  • I left her. She was already bit before you could fire. People who still have a shot at survival were my top priority. And that meant grabbing those meds as risk-free as possible.

    Apparently you actually score more "respect" points from Kenny by disobeying him, thereby demonstrating your compassion, and the strength to do what he couldn't. Don't care.

  • @CarScar said: Actually, I agree completely. Although people hold onto the notion that keeping one's humanity is a strength, I believe it to be a crippling weakness. Probably the greatest weakness someone could have come the zombie apocalypse. Breaking your humanity and doing what needs to be done is a strength I don't really see myself capable of doing. I can't honestly see myself doing what needs to be done.

    That said I wouldn't exactly call myself a bastion of light, or what have you. Just in this specific case I would do the humane thing no questions ask. I agree with Ben that one's greatest fear come to the zombie apocalypse would be being eaten alive. Can you imagine the pain? I don't even want to think of it, it's just awful. It'd be like getting ripped apart by mini saw blades. You wouldn't even find comfort in knowing your going to leave this fucked up world because the process would be slow. And honestly someone enduring that pain isn't worth getting some more food items from a place that has been scavenged for months now, nearly picked to the bone. It's not like we're starving too, we were much better fed than in episode two due to the Stranger's car.

    The problem with that thought process is that if it isn't worth letting a stranger (who's really already pretty much dead) die painfully to scavenge food, medicine, etc. for your group just because there isn't much left, then when would it be worth it?

    In a survival scenario, you don't take anything for granted. You're always trying to improve your situation, not make it worse. The way I see it, I have a duty to the group of still-living people I'm with more than I do to some stranger that's going to end up dead by the end of the day no matter what I do. There's only so many potential meals you can turn down before someone does end up paying the price for it... that's a much worse option.

  • @Rommel49 said: The problem with that thought process is that if it isn't worth letting a stranger (who's really already pretty much dead) die painfully to scavenge food, medicine, etc. for your group just because there isn't much left, then when would it be worth it?

    In a survival scenario, you don't take anything for granted. You're always trying to improve your situation, not make it worse. The way I see it, I have a duty to the group of still-living people I'm with more than I do to some stranger that's going to end up dead by the end of the day no matter what I do. There's only so many potential meals you can turn down before someone does end up paying the price for it... that's a much worse option.


    Perhaps, but at the end of the day I still got 18 / 20 items. I missed out on what, two energy bars? I know I wasn't aware of how the situation would have played out when I made my decision but still, it turned out great regardless and I'm glad I put her out of her misery. Because if I hadn't, she would have died in possibly one of the most painful ways imaginable so we could only gain two extra energy bars.

    I know we have different views but I'd give up a meal if it meant something departed painlessly rather than painfully. Although the choice would most likely change if my situation were desperate enough.

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