How did you figure this out?

edited April 2014 in The Walking Dead

For the life of me I did not get that Walter and Mathew were gay. It makes sense in reflection and another play through but on the first play, myself and others didn't get that at all. What indications did you all have that made you realize they were intimate?

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  • "My partner Matthew" - Walter

  • He said it to Clem though so I didn't take it in that context. You don't really say stuff like that to children. Plus, there are different types of "partners" (business, etc.)

    "My partner Matthew" - Walter

  • edited April 2014

    When he said "partner" I honestly thought he meant business partner or something. I really had no idea until I saw how devastated Walter was when he found out Matt was dead.

    His reaction seemed too... intense for the guys to just be buds

    "My partner Matthew" - Walter

  • i put it all together ar the end. my partner, the picture, and other stuff.

  • edited April 2014

    For me, it was a sudden realization after I saw how torn up Walter was after he learned of Matthew's death. The whole thing just pieced together.

    I mean, what do you really want them to do? Make out in front of Clem? Have Walter exclaim how gay they are for each other? It's all about subtext.

  • Same here. When people say "partner" my immediate thought is business partners or a team or two. It's beyond me why I didn't think they were gay lol. My first play, I thought they were really good friends but when I found out they were lovers in my second playthrough, I found it even more sad when Walter found out about his partner's death :(

  • Subtext. Subtext is good.

    sayakamiki posted: »

    For me, it was a sudden realization after I saw how torn up Walter was after he learned of Matthew's death. The whole thing just p

  • It's a touchy subject. I don't really think there is a "right" way to address it at this time.. especially for a video game.

    sayakamiki posted: »

    For me, it was a sudden realization after I saw how torn up Walter was after he learned of Matthew's death. The whole thing just p

  • ROFLMAO

    sayakamiki posted: »

    For me, it was a sudden realization after I saw how torn up Walter was after he learned of Matthew's death. The whole thing just p

  • I agree. I felt really bad for him the first time, but after the realization that they were lovers, I found the situation much more touchy and heartbreaking.

    ChocoHallic posted: »

    Same here. When people say "partner" my immediate thought is business partners or a team or two. It's beyond me why I didn't think

  • for some reason when i was playing first time with my sister i thought he meant teaching partner or even said that matthew was his student. my sister kept trying to convince me they were gay but i didn't believe it because i guess i misheard the partner line.

  • When he said "partner" I thought they may have been, but I was 100% sure when Sarita said that they used to vacation there.

  • edited April 2014

    Four days after the game was release on the wiki

  • edited April 2014

    why would someone have a business partner or any other type of partner in a zombie apocalypse? even if they were business partners or something along those lines before the outbreak I don't think he would still be calling him his business partner or anything like that after 2 years it was very hinted that they are gay you can tell by the way Walt acts after he finds out Matthew is dead

    casdow90 posted: »

    He said it to Clem though so I didn't take it in that context. You don't really say stuff like that to children. Plus, there are different types of "partners" (business, etc.)

  • When you guys said it. Yeah, I'm dumb :/

  • I thought they were just best friends.. Didn't really notice that he mentioned him as his partner.

  • edited April 2014

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    Didn't play ep 2 yet(Ps Vita) but does it really matter if their gay or not for me not a big deal

  • ElliasEllias Banned
    edited April 2014

    TELLTALE KILLED THE ONLY GAY COUPLE IN A BRUTAL WAY. TELLTALE IS ANTI GAY AND DOESNT SUPPORT US!!!! BOYCOT TELLTALE NOW!

    haha just jk it was obvious though. starting with the knife and initials like it was rly obv. I'm gay and it's easy to spot. Though walter is a bad bf for letting his bae go walk alone with carver running around and dem zombies ;(

  • TELLTALE KILLED THE ONLY GAY COUPLE IN A BRUTAL WAY. TELLTALE IS ANTI GAY AND DOESNT SUPPORT US!!!! BOYCOT TELLTALE NOW!

    sounds like tumblr, I've actually seen people argue this.

    Ellias posted: »

    TELLTALE KILLED THE ONLY GAY COUPLE IN A BRUTAL WAY. TELLTALE IS ANTI GAY AND DOESNT SUPPORT US!!!! BOYCOT TELLTALE NOW! haha j

  • Matthew doesn't have to be babied all the time by Walter. ._.

    Ellias posted: »

    TELLTALE KILLED THE ONLY GAY COUPLE IN A BRUTAL WAY. TELLTALE IS ANTI GAY AND DOESNT SUPPORT US!!!! BOYCOT TELLTALE NOW! haha j

  • First time I played it I thought they were just good friends, they had a photo together. Maybe they were just best friends and they were close-knit

    GuyWithPie posted: »

    When he said "partner" I honestly thought he meant business partner or something. I really had no idea until I saw how devastated Walter was when he found out Matt was dead. His reaction seemed too... intense for the guys to just be buds

  • OzzyUKOzzyUK Moderator

    When he said this it made it very obvious that they where romantic partners, i'm really surprised that people didn't get this.

    "My partner Matthew" - Walter

  • I feel dumb for not figuring it out until coming to the forums right after just to find out that everybody else already knew about it.

  • You're not the only one. I feel also dumb, like an apple.

    Rigtail posted: »

    I feel dumb for not figuring it out until coming to the forums right after just to find out that everybody else already knew about it.

  • I didn't realize they were a couple. But then Walter said "don't you worry, matthew will be back and everything will be fine" , and I thought that was going to obssesion.

  • I guess having him criticize Clementine's fashion sense wold have push things over the line.

    "That shade of purple is sooooo second grade, sweetheart."

    In all seriousness, I think they did a great job of gradually revealing the Walter's relationship with Matthew. I gradually put the pieces together when he said "I don't know what I'd do without Matthew."

    sayakamiki posted: »

    For me, it was a sudden realization after I saw how torn up Walter was after he learned of Matthew's death. The whole thing just p

  • Still, "partner" feels to me like an ambiguous word that wouldn't strike you immediately that it's in the context of romance, especially a homosexual romance.

    Jewfreeus posted: »

    why would someone have a business partner or any other type of partner in a zombie apocalypse? even if they were business partners

  • There were quite a few hints here and there like Walter saying he doesn't know what he would do without Matthew, how upset he was over his death, the knife, the picture etc.

    I wish he said "boyfriend" instead of "partner" though. I like subtlety, but that was a bit too subtle and easy to miss.

  • Telltale games are also obviously racists for killing Lee!

    Seems legit to me!

    sayakamiki posted: »

    TELLTALE KILLED THE ONLY GAY COUPLE IN A BRUTAL WAY. TELLTALE IS ANTI GAY AND DOESNT SUPPORT US!!!! BOYCOT TELLTALE NOW! sounds like tumblr, I've actually seen people argue this.

  • edited April 2014

    When he said something along the lines of "I don't know what i'd do without Matthew," I immediately thought that they were together. Him saying they were partners only just guaranteed it for me. Probably because I'm gay myself and I'm good at catching those small hints, lol.

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