Originally Posted by Kiel555
I liked Charles. He looked and talked like a survivor, played the guitar and got up in Kenny's face when Kenny was having his pity party at the tanker. Unfortunately, not everyone Lee meets in his travels gains the following:
1) live all the way to the end of e5
2) A detailed and fully explained background story
3) A heroic death
4) A meaningful death
5) A destiny
6) Connection to other characters Lee has met.
7) Related to the senator Lee killed
8) Related to the St. Johns family.
9) Redemption as part of their story arc.
10) saved by Lee and thus guaranteed to live...even survive the ZA
11) Related to the Everett family
12) immunity to walker bites or infection.
Glad we met Charles. He made Lee's story more memorable.
Nice list, good job. My problem is not having everyone with one of this endings, but when you're making the story you have to work to extract the best of each character, as well as balancing them.
In my opinion:
Thumbs up - Ben - He played the role of the idiot guy who ruins everything and that's what we get from him since his start until his ending. We don't need anything else from him, that's why he's there for, to fuck everything until he dies.
Thumbs up - Mark - Used to show how the group got food for three months, to talk a lot to lee so we get to like him a little until he's used for his main role of being chopped by cannibalistics and mindblow everyone. We don't need anything else from him, he played his part.
Thumbs down - Chuck - A strange man we meet in the road and who was responsible to convince lee that clem needed instruction to survive alone. If you put Doug/Carley or Mark to say that to Lee, Chuck would be useless. I know that you need people only to die and cause impact, but that was Mark's role. Ok, you put him to be the realistic man and convince Lee, but then you explore either his past or his help a little more at episode 4, not because it needs to be done, but because you have the kind of character that can be done. Even his death could be more elaborated.