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Should the St. John brothers return (if you let them live)?

posted by Robert Morgan on - last edited - Viewed by 911 users

I'm not too sure how much of a part they could play in season 2, since there's only so many different story paths Telltale could cram into five episodes, but should they make some kind of appearance regardless?

I think Telltale could make things a little easier on themselves by having the brothers show up as walkers, with a few minor differences depending on Lee's actions in the last game. One way or another, the farm was being overrun by zombies, and it's unlikely they would have escaped even if Lee allowed both brothers to live. If Lee killed Danny, for example, we'd see Walker-Danny appear with a pitchfork still impaled through his chest. Or if Lee shot Andrew through the head instead of kicking him into the fence, Walker-Andrew wouldn't appear at all. Little details like that wouldn't give Telltale too many grey hairs, but it would still give ongoing players a treat, so to speak.

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  • they should not return,i think their story feels played out.

  • @Marumochi said: Who the hell let them live?!?

    In both my playthroughs, I didn't hesitate in killing those fuckers.

    I wanted them to be eaten alive by walkers.

  • @Cthulhu42 said: I remember being really shocked when I looked at the end-of-episode stats and saw that only 17% of people killed both of them. I myself didn't hesitate at all in killing either one; my general rule is to not leave people who want to eat me alive.


    I was also surprised by the small percentage choosing my path.

    I was quick to execute Larry and both brothers. I had a moment of hestitation for Clementine's sake--but they were all threats and not in my circle of trust. I'd rather her feel bad about my actions than wind up killed/eaten by one of them.

  • @Robert Morgan said: I'm not too sure how much of a part they could play in season 2, since there's only so many different story paths Telltale could cram into five episodes, but should they make some kind of appearance regardless?

    I think Telltale could make things a little easier on themselves by having the brothers show up as walkers, with a few minor differences depending on Lee's actions in the last game. One way or another, the farm was being overrun by zombies, and it's unlikely they would have escaped even if Lee allowed both brothers to live. If Lee killed Danny, for example, we'd see Walker-Danny appear with a pitchfork still impaled through his chest. Or if Lee shot Andrew through the head instead of kicking him into the fence, Walker-Andrew wouldn't appear at all. Little details like that wouldn't give Telltale too many grey hairs, but it would still give ongoing players a treat, so to speak.

    If you think about it being only 5 episodes. They can choose the length of them. They could make it so each episode could be 5-7 hours instead of 2-3. They dont really have a real limit other than what they have set themselves.

    And no, i think their fate was sealed when you left the farm even if you did not kill them. The only way would be that the brother outside survived and wants revenge for his brother and mothers death.

    @Robert Morgan said: I was also surprised by the small percentage choosing my path.

    I was quick to execute Larry and both brothers. I had a moment of hestitation for Clementine's sake--but they were all threats and not in my circle of trust. I'd rather her feel bad about my actions than wind up killed/eaten by one of them.

    I'm not a "killer" and did not want Clem to see what i did. They were helpless and i'm not a monster like they are, therefor i let them go.

  • I do not see the St Johns comin back. They were not that important.

  • I would love to see Andy again, not as an antagonist, but a broken man who has no idea what he's even living for. Could Clem help him? Should she? Would she forgive him? Maybe he could request she kill him or maybe she could choose to do so herself, out of fear or anger.

    TellTale loves to subvert the player's expectations, and pretty much everyone states that both brothers were devoured by the zombies if you didn't kill them, even though you never actually SEE this.

  • They won't come back as even if you leave them most of the chances are they got eaten by walkers..and even if they did clem would recognize them..I dont think she forgot whitnessing larry's horrible death

  • That's the whole point. Clem is going to be our new protagonist, and given her size and age, she's going to need dilemmas far more unique than Lee's. I love the idea of her running into a seemingly-broken Andy at, say, Tavia's settlement. As someone who has lost everything, including all semblance of family she had, she can relate to him, but like you said, no way could she ever forget the events of that night. What does she do? Tell the others who and what he is? What would be the result? Would they believe her? Would her outing him make him angry enough to target her? Would he be kicked out or even executed? Maybe even a moment where she has to choose his fate. Does she get revenge? Mercy kill him? Try and help him recover? She's not Lee. If she chooses to trust him and makes a wrong call, she can't hope to fight him off.

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