Originally Posted by CarScar
I initially felt sad about the kid but following the end of the series I came to realize how much I hated him. He had so little redeeming qualities, he was dumb, pissy, a coward, a walking liability... I would have felt more sympathetic towards him if he wasn't always giving me lip for no reason.
"Ben I agree, you should tell Kenny. Just not now, not while we're on a super dangerous mission."
"Yeah, I feeeeel you bro."
Yeah, yeah he's just a kid blablah. I'm 17, a year younger than Ben, and I can honestly say that in those situations I wouldn't be as dumb as Ben. It's true that I don't know what I'd be like, I'd probably be a mess, but I know I wouldn't:
A. Take the axe out of the door
B. Wouldn't make deals with bandits by myself
C. Wouldn't confess to a crime right when zombies are moments away from killing us
I'd also at least try to be respectful, especially after everything that I done. Literally the only time I liked Ben was when he talked back to Kenny. Every other time he was sitting there quietly killing everyone.
"Ben, where's Clementine?!"
"HOW SHOULD I KNOW! God."
1. He had indirectly caused the death of multiple people. That was weighing down his conscience. I'm sure you don't know how you would react to that.
2. He has been treated like shit ever since he joined the group, with the only person not yelling at him all the time was a little girl.
3. You liked him when he talked back to Kenny, but not to you, after you've been almost as bad as Kenny was to him?
4. He made that deal with the bandits to keep the group safe. He didn't tell anyone about it, because everything he had done so far had made everyone shout about kicking him out of the group. If he had come to the group sooner Lily might have kicked him out or shot him. Even he was smart enough to know that.