Whether she lives or dies clem doesnt work as the PC
I like clem but this season has proven playing as her in this game dosnt work. Next season clem could still be in the game, in fact I would prefer that but not as the playable character. Unfortunately I'm not sure how they could do that.
She's 11 and apart from if they do a massive timeskip which would be just as bad it dosnt make sense how people in the group treat her. Having her opinion be anymore than a small addition is ridiculous adults would not pay attention like that to a kid. Furthermore the way people like Kenny/Rebbecca sometimes treat her is silly too I dont think anyone could be that ggressive towards a child.
Clem as a charcater is dead- What I mean by this is now clem is player controlled all her emotion and stuff is restricted to a player, also as the PC there is no danger in choices for her, clem until episode 5 has no chance of death and the added threat of that removes some of the drama. When I stayed to save Sarah I knew the only person possibly at risk was Jane and as such it was a no brainer, the moral compass is gone. Having clem their and her changing with the world was also interesting to see, now thats gone as the player will always decide her actions. While a few people say they play as clem most still play as if it is them in that situation.
Clems strength and tasks shes given are getting ridiculous. Episode 2 she is made to do almost every task in a group of adults, this is again because she is the PC when in reality she would stay behind with Sarah apart from maybe the odd scouting mission. Also the fact she's now hacking off arms in two hits and kicking down doors is also stretching imagination.
I miss being an adult with adult responsiblities having adult conversations with others, clem is restricted in this way too.
So in review clem should remain a charcater, a main charcater but we should play as someone else as playing as a child just doesnt work.