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[SPOILER]Chuck/Charles - character/predictions

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Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike Chuck at all. I like having someone who is generally optimistic and easy going. After all the stuff that happened in this episode, it's a welcomed attribute to have. Having a hobo is a nice change of character types in this story too. And he's voiced by the Bastion narrator? Awesome!

My problem with Chuck, however, is how his character integrated into the plot and his character growth. It feels like he was kind of forced in just to be the "magical mystical" character. You know what I mean. The "comes in and convenient solves problems" kind of guy. Movies have used the "magical mystical gay guy/old man/Morgan Freeman/etc" for years so I think we can recognize them. It's not a bad character, but sometimes a too convenient character.

Here's some things that bugged me about it:

- Somehow he manges to talk to everybody in the minute Lee walked to the boxcar and became everyone's best friend by giving them candy

- Raises no qualms about stealing his house, supplies or anything. I didn't expect a fight or anything, but maybe a bit more concern on his part.

- Has to have a pointed moment where he speaks the voice of reason and fixes all the problems immediately facing Clementine

- Mostly speaks in cryptic thoughtful dialogue. It's good dialogue, but it doesn't reveal much about his character

- No real character progression to speak of. Pretty much unchanged by the events around him. Yes he wasn't in it a lot but he was present for some big moments. Even Ben had character growth for his small role.

I'd be fine having him around, but I really hope they give him more of a personality and traits to make him a developed character instead of a convenient plot device. There's great potential for him. It just needs to be realized.

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  • think about it, he's old and homeless and is now going through a ZA...probably not much he hasnt seen and Im sure he's been around the block a fews times.
    He definitely seems like a positive force, always referring to the group as a whole and how they can overcome stuff together...I think he'll offer good advice to Lee on matters but probably wont be too helpful in physical aspects. But I do like his laidback attitude; seems like the first person we've met without a hidden agenda
  • TellTale said starting from Ep 3 the series would get extremely dark...

    Perhaps we'll discover about Chuck's past in Ep 4?

    Who knows what kind of horrible things he's done...
  • I like him, but I'm prepared for him to turnout to be another asshole trying to kill me.
  • Instant Karma;667734 said:
    I like him, but I'm prepared for him to turnout to be another asshole trying to kill me.
    lol; the ZA brings out the best in humanity doesnt it?
  • Xarne;667766 said:
    lol; the ZA brings out the best in humanity doesnt it?
    Haha, that's how I was feeling after the St. John's brothers and the Lilly fiasco.

    Speaking of the St. Johns, I think it would be a very interesting angle if it turned out he was Terry St. John. That'd be a fun conversation to have, wouldn't it?
  • QuarterPounderVlad;666879 said:
    ....I like chuck.
    I think he's a really good man, But I think he has something that he didn't tell us. He acts ... Weird.
    When he was approached Lee In the wagon I really thought he'd pull out a knife and Stab him in the heart. But I like him. He's a drunk, Yes, But He's nice. He acts nice, And wants the best for everyone. But, Now about the thing he's keeping hid. I think he has a dark secret yet to be revealed... What If he is a murderer, Ready to kill the group? What if, More people came that way, And decided to reside in the wagon, But he killed them.
    I really think there's something dark about him. Let's see what telltale has In for us...
    No haters please.
    I think he's a nice guy and he does seem to have reasons for a lot but what concerned me was when he told Clementine she was going to die. I think you're right about he might be killing people, I don't and I do. He's got something weird about him. Maybe I'm just overthinking this but what if he does plan to kill the group?
  • I heard it stated that Episode 4 was especially "fucked up", so we'll just see where they take us.
  • Magic Hobo. Kind of a cliche.

    We shall see, I suppose.
  • Um. It got dark since episode 2.
    ._. I got several aches in my stomach in that episode.
    Just episode 3 was much more fun and mysterious.
  • Chuck is the dude that gets shunned when everythings normal but when it comes to survival he's already had however long, I like him, almost threw him off a train but I like him, his head is screwed on when it comes to zombies but I don't want to get too close to anyone now, tensions are high!
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