This discussion may contain spoilers!
These are MY predictions on who the mystery "I thought you were dead" person is. There are many theories out there, and I want to share my own. Feel free to post your theories/predictions and what YOU think on this thread.
This post contains SPOILERS. If you haven't played TellTale's Walking Dead Season 1 or Season 2 Episode 1 and you plan to, please do not continue to read. (Also spoilers of comics, issues 98-100).
The people most people think the mystery person is:
Stranger's son |
I'll go through my ideas on each person and discuss why I think that person can/cannot be the mystery person. I'll put what number they are on the list of the 7 people on how likely they will be the mystery person. 1 being the most likely, 7 being the least likely. I also want to state that knowing TellTale, the scenes in the trailer don't actually happen in the game in the same way. Knowing this, that means that Clementine's approach to the mystery person could have been different. For example, she's shocked/scared in the trailer (to make the whole scenario seem better), but she can be happy or sad in the game.
Kenny: Kenny is by far the most suggested person. I can see why. Kenny is loved by pretty much everyone. Now, we never actually see Kenny die. We don't hear him getting eaten or make any sounds of pain in both of his "deaths." On the TellTale's Walking Dead wiki, if you go to "characters" and click on "Kenny" and scroll all the way to the bottom, the sentence "Kenny's fate will be explored in season 2" can be seen. This can mean many things. This can mean that Kenny can be back as a walker or he can still be fine. He may even be part of an evil group and end up being the antagonist. I doubt that we'll see him as a walker because season 2 takes place in North Carolina, while the Kenny incident took place in Savannah, Georgia. I don't think walker Kenny could have made it ALL the way to North Carolina without something happening to him. And the result of finding him as a walker is just very low. Now, I can honestly see him being an antagonist. Ever since his family died he hasn't been the same Kenny we knew through episodes 1-3.5. He's been in a depression ever since and got angry a lot easier. I can see him being the antagonist, but I don't think it's likely enough. TellTale knows we all love Kenny. I mean in the "All That Remains" trailer, they showed the back of Nick's head to mess with us and make it think it was Kenny. Why else would they do that? Maybe they are preparing us for his arrival. Or TellTale's mind can be on the different side. They know we want Kenny back, and for that reason, they won't make the mystery person be Kenny because they're TellTale. Another thing is that Clementine doesn't know what happened to Kenny. She wasn't there when the whole thing happened. And we don't see Lee tell her about it in the game. But when Clementine finds Omid and Christa for the first time after Lee's death, I'm sure she would have asked about Kenny (and Ben if you didn't drop him). Omid and Christa don't exactly know Kenny much, and I don't think they would be in denial about Kenny, and they could have easily told Clementine that Kenny died. All in all, I think the chance of Kenny being the mystery person is likely. 2/7
Lilly: I think the mystery person will be Lilly. It makes the most sense to me. Well let's see. We don't see her die, heck she doesn't even die in the main story. She could have been left on the side of the road or she could have stole the RV. If she stole the RV, the chances of her surviving is a lot higher than her being left on the side of the road. Knowing Lilly, she's a woman who can get angry very easily, and I just think that Lilly could have survived on her own when you think about it. I know I said at the beginning that the approach COULD have been different, but if the approach in the trailer is the one that will be in the game, it would make the most sense to be Lilly. Clementine knows that Lilly shot Doug/Carley, and that made Clementine consider her a bad person. She doesn't say it, but we can easily assume it. And with Clementine still being at a young age when the incident happened, I think Clementine could have thought Lilly died. Clementine could have easily seen her as dead either way, ESPECIALLY if you left her on the side of the road. We also haven't seen Lilly in a long time. I mean we've been without Kenny for only 1 episode, and we've been without Lilly for 3 and a half episodes. It just seems like something TellTale would do. Take something that's been gone for a while and bring it back. I also want to point out the the Lilly in the comics and the Lilly in the game are different. It was already confirmed by TellTale. Anyways, my money is on Lilly. If you disagree, you can post who you think has the highest chance of being the mystery person. 1/7
Christa: I think Christa is up on the list. But not way too high. There's just too many reasons for why Christa can't be the mystery person to make her on the top of the list. Not even above Kenny. Let's start with why she CAN be the mystery person. Well, we don't see her die, obviously. And we haven't seen her the the entire episode, except for the beginning. But again, we were without Christa for not even a whole episode yet. But as Clementine is running away from the attacker a gunshot can be heard. That gunshot may make Clementine think Christa has died, but there's something to prove that wrong that I'll explain later. Here are the many reasons why I think the mystery person WON'T be Christa. First of all, I think it's too anti-climactic. It would be too "boring" if it was Christa. It wouldn't be anything new or a surprise. Second of all, Clementine considers Christa as "lost," not "dead." This is what proves the gunshot theory wrong. I think the gunshot may have penetrated her leg because if you choose to sneak away, Christa yells "Clementine RUN!" One of the people stab her in the leg, and knowing TellTale, that means that Christa was meant to be damaged in the leg, which is why she could have been shot in the leg. Clementine even says multiple times in the game that she wants to LOOK for her friend Christa, and she doesn't say anything about Christa being dead at all. Well, that wasn't MANY reasons, but these are good reasons why Christa won't be the mystery person. But I wouldn't be shocked if she WAS the mystery person. 3/7
Lee: Guys, no. I'm sorry, but the mystery person is NOT Lee. What you're about to read aren't my thoughts and ideas. I'm getting these from other people's theories. They say that if you have Clementine shoot Lee, she flinches to the right as she shoots, causing her to miss. I CAN see the flinch, and maybe yeah she missed him, but even if that was the case, he would have died from the infection. But then people say people came and cured him. I don't think so...I mean if that was the case I feel like a LOT more people would be alive. First of all, I don't think you can cure walkers, so this means that if you left Lee or if Clementine missed the shot, that means he would have became a walker. But then people are saying that people came BEFORE he became a walker and fixed him. But when people die they become walkers within like 5 minutes, maybe even less. So that means that people had to come as SOON as Clementine left. And then if Lee was to be fine I think Lee would have quickly went back to find Clementine. I mean I don't think Clementine would have went far in 5 minutes or less, meaning that Lee should have found her right away and they would be reunited again. The only way I can see Lee coming back is if Clementine finds an antidote for something and revives Lee from the infection or something. BUT, there's something else that have people thinking that the mystery person is Lee. Dave Fennoy (voice actor of Lee) posted a picture on his instagram account of him doing some voice acting, and the description read "Working on a super secret script that even my fellow employers can see!" This has people thinking that the mystery person can be Lee. However, I think Lee WILL make an appearance in season 2, but probably as Clementine dreaming or something. But anyways, I think Lee is dead unfortunately and is definitely NOT the mystery person. But I don't think he's the least likely. 6/7
Molly: I don't think the mystery person is Molly either. One big reason: Clementine would NOT think she's dead. Molly didn't die or anything, she just simply left the group. We all know Molly, she would probably survive the entire apocalypse and her death would probably be because of old age. Another reason why I think it's not Molly is because when Clementine met up with the mystery person, there was a group, meaning that the mystery person is in a group. Well, knowing that, Molly stated that before she left that she's better on her own. I don't think Molly would want to be in a group anyway. The only way I can see Molly in a group is if something really bad happened, and if Molly were to be in the group, I'm sure TellTale would be able to think of a good reason why. So I think she's an "eh" person. I think she's more unlikely than likely. When she's against Kenny and Lilly, the chances of the mystery person being Molly is just not high. But I know if the mystery person WAS Molly, I know TellTale would be able to think of a good reason why. 5/7
Glenn: I think Glenn is the least likely contender here. Even lower than Lee. Hear me out. First of all, Clementine doesn't think he's dead. He just drove away. Clementine doesn't even probably remember Glenn, since he was a pretty minor character. But here's the main reason. I think that the Glenn in the game is the same Glenn in the comics. They both resemble each other. They both are the same. If they are the same, Glenn would be dead. In the comics, Glenn's head is smashed by Negan multiple times, and he dies in the comics. Even if there is an antidote, Glenn wouldn't be able to be revived. His head is practically splattered. But even if they aren't the same Glenns, the possibility is still unlikely. Like I said before, Clementine probably doesn't even remember Glenn. If I knew that the Glenns were different, than Glenn would be higher on the list than Lee. At least Lee has even the slightest chance of coming back at all, but as of this list I'm going to count as the Glenns being the same as the comics, so I don't think it's Glenn at all. 7/7
Stranger's Son: Well, this is a different prediction. I've seen people say that the mystery person can be the stranger's son, and I can tell where they're coming from. Let's put it like this. The reason why the stranger took Clementine was because he wanted a kid. And when the whole incident when his son got lost happened, he became a broken man. And remember, the stranger never found his son. He just got lost, and he didn't die. I'm sure the stranger told Clementine everything about his son, what happened to him, and showed her pictures. So knowing this, Clementine knows what the stranger's son looks like, and I don't think he would look TOO different over the course of 2 years. I can also see why Clementine might think that he is dead. But the reason why I don't think it's the stranger's son is because it wouldn't be "good." As much likely as it can be, I don't think any of us want it to be him. Us, the players, barely know anything about his son, and it would be more anti-climactic than if it were Christa. We all want some of season 1 back, and even though the stranger and his son were part of season 1, they were just a small part. I just think most people, including me, would be disappointed if the mystery person were to be the stranger's son. But the despite that, the chances are still pretty decent. 4/7
Well, here's my list in order, again, 1 is the most likely, and 7 is the least likely.
1. Lilly |
2. Kenny |
3. Christa |
4. Stranger's son |
5. Molly |
6. Lee |
7. Glenn |
Well, that took me about 2 hours with some short breaks every now and then. I hope you found these predictions somewhat helpful, If you think I'm totally wrong on any of my theories, feel free to correct me and tell me your predictions. Who do YOU think the mystery person is?