Clementines Race Discussion

Clementine's race is highly discussed on the wiki, and is very confusing, I personally think she is Mixed/Biracial, her mother looks Caucasian/Asian and sounds Caucasian/Asian, but the wiki states she is African American (causing much confusion on the wiki talk pages) Plus they keep reverting when i change it to Mixed/Biracial, which is beginning to piss me off. SO what do you think? (you can see what i did in the last four edits)



  • These threads don't last long....

  • edited March 2014

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  • Who cares?

  • Another one? ok, most of the people here in the forums think she is African American/Asian.

  • edited March 2014

    Not again.

    This thread will be closed soon, but before it is, you should be informed this has been discussed to death and has in many circumstances resulted in some really ugly behavior.

    A key example: believing that an African American woman can't speak english in the same way as a Caucasian or Asian person.

  • Yeah yeah... I know. It is just confusing.

  • Sheesh, all you are wrong. Clementine and her parents are the first extraterrestrials to land on Earth. They were the ones who brought the Walker virus. Her parents unleashed it in Savannah, and they left her home so she would not become aware of her true nature or her parent's plan. The biggest mistake they made was assuming that they wouldn't be affected by the virus. Turns out their physiology is much closer to ours than they would have expected. Now the biggest question is, will Clem figure out what she really is? Will she return to her home world for the cure? Or is she doomed to suffer the same fate as the humans?

  • She's mostly white.

  • edited March 2014

    Last I checked biracial meant part of one race and part of another. African American and Caucasian,African American and Asian, etc. So if she is African American she's African American. I don't see what the fuss is about. None of us cared that we were playing as Lee in season 1 and he was African American. I think the biggest clue to the fact she was indeed black and not mixed was that nobody ever asked the white characters if Clem was their daughter. If she was mixed she could have been the child of any of the characters in the group. Everyone that met her assumed she was Lee's daughter because she was black as well with the exception of Christa who was also black who was the only one that didn't jump to conclusions because she is black and knows she isn't related to Lee. Clem's appearance is an artistic choice, nothing more. When Telltale first planned the game Clem was meant to be Lee's sister(remember). The character models didn't change, just the relationship. They were both intended to be African American characters. This being said she can be white if you want her to be, if that makes you enjoy the game more but you do come off as kind of ignorant unless, of course, you're joking or being sarcastic. Or you're just young.

  • She's Blasian, or if you'd prefer, blackanese. Her dad's black and her moms asian. Within the first 15-20 minutes of the very first episode you found out. She even thinks Lee's her dad from a distance. There's a family portrait. She's blackanese in the background wallpaper of this page. And yes, calling someone black is actually politically correct for about 10 years... calling someone African is kind of ignorant and racist as well. Not all black people are African.

  • Then she would be categorised as biracial and not African American. Biracial is much easier to say and it is easier to write. You don't go through the length of defining a character as African American unless they are..."Just sayin"

  • Completely unimportant. Who cares? Trolls and insecure people do, that's who.

  • edited March 2014

    From what I've read she was originally white, but they changed her to make it so she could be mistaken for Lee's daughter. Also the Artist who made Clementine (Derek Sakai) modeled Clementine after his own daughter...they're Asian so that might be why some people think she's Asian.

    It almost seems like she is a bit of everything so I'm going to go with biracial haha.

  • Who gives a fuck.

  • I think she is Asi.. Oh shit I forgot thats completely irrelevant and unrelated to the game !

  • I think that if a thread title contains both "Clementine" and "race", it should be automatically flagged as spam. There have only been about 5 dozen of them.

  • It's not always trolls and insecure people

  • Lol. This is such a silly discussion, but I don't get butthurt like many people do about it. That said, I think the safest description of Clementine would be multiracial. She looks like a bit of everything and maybe that's intentional. Also, she's definitely part white as everyone was remarking about how she looks like the girl on the peach cans. Her dad is definitely black and her mom looks white/Asian/black. Clementine is the Tiger Woods of TWD. She's a bit of everything. I never understand the people who get offended by this topic. Nor do I understand the people who say that Clementine is exclusively one race. She's light-skinned with green almond eyes with afro-textured hair. Those features tend to be present in white (light skin and green eyes), Asian(light skin/almond eyes), and African (afro-textured hair) peoples. So, the most logical assumption is she's multiracial (biracial means "two" and she could easily be more).

  • Since when does she have green eyes?

  • Clementine's eyes are light brown, or at the very least, hazel.

  • edited March 2014

    And how relevant is Kenny's mustache? Not very, yet people always talk about it. Lol. Yeah the discussion isn't the most important on the forum, but people like to ponder out of pure curiosity. Why do people immediately get standoffish when it comes to discussing race? I don't get that.

  • So because you don't agree with it, you want to censor it? Nice. It's not spam. Don't lie. Also, threads about her race are few and far between. If you don't like them, don't read them. Simple as that. Stop trying to suppress other people's speech. As long as the discussion is respectful, what's the problem?

  • Why else would race matter? "I MUST find out what this fictional persons genetic background is!" What on earth do you need that information for?

  • You need to adjust your brightness setting I think. Lee and Kenny have brown eyes. That's what Brown eyes look like in the game. Clementine's eyes are yellow-green.

  • You're right, threads of these kind are incredibly rare and possess such a high capacity for meaningful discussion. Also, you are suppressing my speech. I am ultra offended right now.

  • These kinds of topics always turns into something hateful but the point is, Nobody should care what race Clem is, It's completely irrelevant & it won't change the story in anyway.

  • They look brown to me from most images I've seen.

  • edited March 2014

    I play on a professionally calibrated 2560x1440 IPS monitor, my brightness and color settings are fine. Brightness doesn't play a giant role in color accuracy, anyways. You need to replace your monitor if yellowish eyes look green to you.

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    Right eye is green, left eye is brownish-yellow. See the difference?

  • They come up a bright yellowy-green color on my computer. Definitely not brown.

  • Why does it bother you so much?

  • Um, i'm pretty sure Lee and Kenny have brown eyes, and Clem has hazel eyes.

  • There are tons of irrelevant discussions on this forum my point is that it's not up to you or anyone else what people should care about. They should care about what they want to care about. Clem's race doesn't mean anything to me, but I certainly an not too offended to talk about it.

  • The brightness on my screen is fine. I've seen images of Clementine on more than one screen. They look more yellowish brownish. I don't see a hint of green in them. And it's possible they could have just used different shades of brown for her eyes.

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