Originally Posted by The Fallen
I have a funny feeling i know which option's going to win the poll.
On a serious note, Clem dying would have just been awful, she's the only little bright thing left in the world by the games end. People are going to react pretty angrily to this i reckon.
Obviously i dont wan't clem to die, how could anyone, but that's not at all to say i think she should have some invincible armor in the future. Horrible things happening is what the series is all about. I cant really worry about Clem if i know for a fact they won't have the balls to kill her off. So she can only live so long and still have the same effect on me.
I certainly hope for good things for Clementine, but I like to stay realistic. I don't see a happy future for her at all. If the series continues to follow her, then I can say that the ultimate ending will involve her dying, whatever season that may be. Even worse, is what can happen to her in the meantime...
Let's say... a standard supply run goes horribly wrong. Clem gets bit on the leg. If she wants to live, someone has to hack it off right then and there. She may not die, but she is now irrevocably crippled. The audience is going to feel that one a lot more than Lee's death, I figure. So many players didn't care what misery they inflicted on Lee (starving, dismemberment, chaining to a radiator and left to die, etc.) so long as Clem was safe. All misfortune she suffered was in other people around her getting hurt and dying. If such things were to happen to her instead... I shudder to think of the reactions.
Be prepared, people. S*** was rough in season 1. S*** can only get rougher in season 2, or else the series will die. If season 2 is more upbeat than its predecessor, it won't have the same impact.