What do you think of Luke as Clementine's guardian?

edited March 2014 in The Walking Dead

Honestly, I'm not really comfortable with it.
Luke seems like an ok guy, but I don't really trust him.
I would sooner have Kenny looking after her, not only cause he and my Lee were pals, but also cause I know him, and I know what lengths he'd go to to protect her.

Luke hasn't shown how far he'd be willing to go, yet.
After all, he ran off when Carver took the others hostage.
Kenny's the only one who stuck around and tried to save them!
That's another reason why I don't feel comfortable with Luke looking after Clementine.

How about you?

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  • I don't like the idea of Luke being Clem's new guardian. He can never replace Lee.

  • No one can ever replace Lee, but just because he was awesome doesn't mean Clem can't have somebody else to watch her back.. I do like Luke and Clem becoming a 'team'. Although we don't fullly know him yet, I think he's a good guy.

  • He's okay, but let's remember, that asshole threw Clem.

  • I don't think "guardian" is the right word, to me that will always be what Lee were. And we all know no one can replace Lee.

    However I do like the thought of Luke and Clem becoming a team (as seen on the bridge) and I really hope Telltale doesn't decide to make Luke into a bad guy.

    so yeah, I like the thought of Luke becoming a brother figure and someone Clem can rely on and I really hope they can continue being a badass team through the story.

  • only because he was shocked when he saw her bite (in which case anyone would first register as a walker bite). You'd probably do the same thing if you picked up some woozy stranger with a bite who could turn at any moment. You wouldn't want them to bite you, would you? It was a quick reaction but I think he's been pretty trustworthy and nice to Clem ever since (although I'm not sure what happened at the end of S202).

    He's okay, but let's remember, that asshole threw Clem.

  • He's never there for Clem like Lee was, so no.

  • Yes!

    Bombummie posted: »

    I don't think "guardian" is the right word, to me that will always be what Lee were. And we all know no one can replace Lee. Ho

  • edited March 2014

    Whereas I saw Lee as a surrogate father to Clem, Luke feels a little more older brotherish to me.

    Curious where he is now. Hopefully he's preparing to bust her out or something.

  • It's too early to decide this. We don't even know his and the group's story, but for what we've seen recently, he looks like a good man. I would still prefer Pete, but...

  • Not guardian. Brother sounds about right. Kenny is her uncle or maybe just "friend" I dunno.

  • I think I can trust him but I wouldn't say that Luke is her guardian. Lee will always be that, dead or alive. Yeah, he's probably more of a brother, I think they make a good team but it'll never have the same feeling as Lee and Clem.

  • edited March 2014

    Luke is awesome! But I don't really see him as a guardian. He and Clem are more like a team. Luke takes care of Clem and Clem takes care of Luke.

  • He's too immature and probably someone who's desperately looking for a new gf. Not good for Clementine.

  • edited April 2014

    We don't know him very well, so far I would say no. But he is a nice guy, and hopefully wouldnt just let her die.

  • After two years into the zombie apocalypse, Luke should have known better than drop a little girl upon seeing a bite. You don't turn THAT fast, and there's normally a span of three to five minutes before reanimation occurs following death. I'm guessing Luke was just a little twitchy thanks to the way Nick's mother was killed (which still doesn't excuse his assholish behaviour immediately after dumping Clem.)

    ChocoHallic posted: »

    only because he was shocked when he saw her bite (in which case anyone would first register as a walker bite). You'd probably do t

  • People are running out of ideas for topics in this forum arent they.......

  • edited March 2014

    The difference is, Clem only knows Luke for one week. She definitelly likes and cares about him, but people saying that he is like a brother for Clem isn't true. Kenny was part of Clementines life for a much longer time then Luke was and he/she considers him/her as " family ", atleast in my playthough. I like Luke, don't get me wrong here, but i will be one my old Bros side no matter what!

    And about that: " What do you think of Luke as Clementine's guardian? "

    Clem doesn't need a guardian, she can take good care of herself. She needs someone she can count on and who is there for her no matter what. (Kenny/Luke)

    Not guardian. Brother sounds about right. Kenny is her uncle or maybe just "friend" I dunno.

  • And we still have 1+ month till episode 3...

    Kartal5 posted: »

    People are running out of ideas for topics in this forum arent they.......

  • We're addicted to The Walking Dead, might as well admit it, i think we're more suited to the zombie apocalypse than the real world :P

    Mr_Eeuss posted: »

    And we still have 1+ month till episode 3...

  • I don't trust Luke and i don't like him

  • He was probably just shocked.

    After two years into the zombie apocalypse, Luke should have known better than drop a little girl upon seeing a bite. You don't tu

  • Carver's group attack Clementine and her group. Luke is no where to be found. And nobody knows were he is. Some say Kenny had something to do with it. Others say he was a coward and ran. There's even the idea that walkers separated him from everyone else.

    ChocoHallic posted: »

    only because he was shocked when he saw her bite (in which case anyone would first register as a walker bite). You'd probably do t

  • No one will ever replace Lee. Lee was a surrogate father to Clem but sadly he's no longer around and nor is surrogate Uncle Omid. Luke and Clem have a nice sibling-like relationship though and I trust him.If that means Luke is her new guardian, then so be it. :)

  • Don't forget Uncle Pete ^-^

    No one will ever replace Lee. Lee was a surrogate father to Clem but sadly he's no longer around and nor is surrogate Uncle Omid.

  • Couldn't agree more. Clem doesn't need a guardian as much as she needs a reliable friend and/or confidant. I can definitely see a 'cool older brother' dynamic starting to take form, but only time will tell if it stays that way. Kenny is like an uncle in some ways, especially if he was best bros with Lee in Season One.

    The difference is, Clem only knows Luke for one week. She definitelly likes and cares about him, but people saying that he is like

  • edited March 2014

    Yeah, "guardian" isn't the right word for someone like Luke. Sounds too protective and paternal for the approach he's taking. He's more of a mentor. He'll walk her through the difficult stuff but back off and let her do her own thing if he thinks she can handle it. Kenny is more of a guardian but he has his own laundry list of issues to deal with so I don't think he'd make a very effective one. To me, Christa is the closest thing Clem has to Lee at this point, so I'm going with her if the opportunity knocks.

  • Of course no one can replace Lee as Clemetine's guardian...WE were Lee! But I'd like to see Luke and Clementine team up. Luke does a good job of treating Clemetine like an adult but also having her back and protecting her. Honestly my ideal situation would be for them to find Christa again and for Luke, Clem, and Christa to form their own group.

  • Yeah, a little. But the idea of everyone you know dying doesn't sound suiting to me.

    Kartal5 posted: »

    We're addicted to The Walking Dead, might as well admit it, i think we're more suited to the zombie apocalypse than the real world :P

  • I think he was just really surprised to see her with a bite. As he was carrying her, she kept falling in and out of focus and could likely turn into a walker that would bite his face off at any moment. To be fair, I don't think I'd carry anyone with a probable bite. Also a reaction is something you subconsciously act upon and quickly thinking "I don't want to be close to someone who's been bitten" is pretty reasonable.

    After two years into the zombie apocalypse, Luke should have known better than drop a little girl upon seeing a bite. You don't tu

  • Oh sorry I know all that :P (thanks for the quick summary/recap though :) ) I meant I don't know what Luke will do in the future. I mean I think he's nice and trustworthy to Clem but I'm not totally sure if he's just going to run away or sneak into the camp and help everyone escape in S203.

  • Did Kenny ever talk once to Clem tho? I can't seem to remember a specific scene other than Herschel's barn.

    BigBlindMax posted: »

    Couldn't agree more. Clem doesn't need a guardian as much as she needs a reliable friend and/or confidant. I can definitely see

  • I do think at this point, Clem has shown that she is more than capable of taking care of herself - Luke said so himself. Personally I like seeing Luke and Clementine as having a brother-sister relationship. Clementine loves to make fun of him and Luke admires her a ton. They make a good team so far...

  • That's so true. I was thinking that about christa ater omid died. Only Lee would go so far for Clem but Kenny will too for Lee.

    I don't like the idea of Luke being Clem's new guardian. He can never replace Lee.

  • I like Luke, they would be good team but brother and sister type team. I'm mad he disappeared during carver raid. He has to earn my trust back

    Zidaan posted: »

    No one can ever replace Lee, but just because he was awesome doesn't mean Clem can't have somebody else to watch her back.. I do like Luke and Clem becoming a 'team'. Although we don't fullly know him yet, I think he's a good guy.

  • Me too. The relationship was so fun and authentic. Luke's definitely a brother figure and it's a great dynamic

    Bombummie posted: »

    I don't think "guardian" is the right word, to me that will always be what Lee were. And we all know no one can replace Lee. Ho

  • I see Kenny as an "uncle" figure as Lee was her "father" figure. I think both Kenny and Luke should look out for Clem. Luke is the brother figure for sure

    Not guardian. Brother sounds about right. Kenny is her uncle or maybe just "friend" I dunno.

  • Agreed

    The difference is, Clem only knows Luke for one week. She definitelly likes and cares about him, but people saying that he is like

  • Assuming he is still alive.

  • edited March 2014

    Never there for her? I can give you a list of the things he did for her.

    • Saved her life in the forest. If it wasn't for him and Pete, then Clementine would've been eaten alive.

    • Defended her from the group and apologized when he failed because he was outnumbered.

    • Convinced the group to let Clementine out of the shed. Remember when Luke opened the shed after the walker attacked? Well if you listened to the kitchen conversation, he was arguing that they let Clem go and apologize for being assholes.

    • Made Nick apologize for almost shooting Clem and and being "aggro."

    • Fed her and took the time to listen to her story and sympathize with her. I believe it was best for Clem to talk about her trauma rather than repress it.

    • Went out to look for Clem when she went missing. Remember when Rebecca said that she tried to convince Luke to not go look for her, but he couldn't leave her out there.

    • He's giving her first hand experience by giving her tasks while still being there for support. For example, when he told Clem to climb the tower so she can see if anyone was following them. He said he would catch her if she fell and tried to get her mind off of the fear of falling by telling something about himself. Remember when Clem almost fell? He was worried about Clem and was ready to catch her. Kind of like when a kid first starts riding a bike and a parent is right behind them so they can catch them if they just so happen to fall.

    He has done plenty for Clem. They make a good team while at the same time Luke is training her if it ever comes down to her being alone again. He realizes her potential and wants to build on that so she can become the ultimate survivor. Not saying she isn't already.

    He's never there for Clem like Lee was, so no.

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