Ello everyone !
As all of you , I'm also a really big fan of the Walking Dead and although I haven't read the comic books ,I share a certain fondness towards the characters as well as a great addiction to the awesomely made story .
This is also my first post in the telltale community although I've been spying on you people since I started playing the first season of the WD. Sincere apologies to the posters and admins if this discussion is in any way irrelevant or in the wrong place.I know people hate big introductions,heck ,I hate them too , so I'll get straight to the point.
As it says in the title , I believe I speak for all WD fans. And I am sure, that although we want to witness Clementine's progress in the story,her growing up as an individual in the apocalyptic world, I am sure none of us want to see Clementine turn into something she's not. I am aware that I speak of her as if she were real. And in a way, to us, to me , she is. She has become a part of me. In the end, it is Clementine who we go through the story with ,not Lee. (God bless his soul. I miss him. )
We have all known Clementine from season 1 as a sincere, empathic little girl and that is a general picture of her that we've accepted and charished. I can speak for myself when I say that in the second episode of season 2 I've wanted Clementine to remain Clementine in the way she speaks and decides and acts, as much as I wanted her to be like me. (because, of course, we play the way we would react in real life in the same situations).
All that proves how much I've come to love and respect Clementine as an, although not a complete person, but a lovable character,a beacon of light in a dark world full of gore and evil .
I believe WD would be less popular had the players impersonated someone else instead of Clem, and that is basically because of her virtues and innocence. Clem impersonates hope and good, she is a walking contrast to the world around her .
All this leads to my next big statement.
Again , I speak for myself in this case, but I am sure there will be some of you who have also noticed that overall Clementine began to change,starting from episode 1 of season 2.
They have implemented a lot of conversation options that were rather illogical to be spoken by Clementine, but they were there anyway. Ok , I admit, I cut down Rebecca in the very beginning when I witnessed that she treated Clementine (me) in a very douchey way. I was more like " Btch, you've no idea what I've been through in season 1, I don't need to stand your sht. " And although that was purely my decision to react that way , when I thought of it, that was not Clem who I knew.
They have also made it "graphically" obvious that Clementine was not very happy in a few situations and some her answers were followed by a "sour " face, although the convo option was supposed to be "nice". You may say I'm making things up and that it's just me. And it could be, surely . But then, I would really hope Clementine does not change ,again, into something she's not . I believe telltale should worry about that the most. My last decision in season one was that Clementine shoots Lee because I did not want him to become one of them ,one of the zombies.
He fought against them while trying to stay humane and righteous, Lee helped and protected people in this time of a twisted illness that corrupted both minds and body of everyone else. I did not want Lee to become something he's battled for so long.
It seemed to me that in the end all good what he did was for nothing.
It would somehow desecrate his whole existence. At least, that's what I felt.
So I wanted to keep that opinion that Lee was and remained a hero who did not give in to the (physical and mental) illness. It is understandable that no one can ever remain righteous and good at all times,especially in a zombie apocalypse, but there are fundamental characteristics that make the difference between the ones who draw bigger circles,including many people in them and having a bigger picture, from those who draw the smallest circles so only they could fit in .
In the end, a rather subjective statement, but nonetheless, it would break my heart to see Clementine change into an "impure " character.
I want Clem to be like Lee.
I want Clem to remain Clem .