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[Possible Spoilers] I wonder about radio guy...

posted by Dead_Man_Walking on - last edited - Viewed by 1.9K users
Everyone seems to have tagged him as a bad guy, right off the bat (Save for a few, questioning people), but it's been boggling the crap out of me as to who he really is. As with the wait time between games, all I'm left to do is ponder, wonder and speculate about the game while I wait for the next episode to come out. I've come up with three possible scenarios about the guy we hear on the radio. Now, some are based on other peoples' conclusions, masses of conclusions and my own theories. I'd like to hear your theories on it, as well...

Have you ever considered:

1.) Radio guy is actually a good guy? Yeah, like Lee. Trying to save Clementine and assuming you're the bad guy?

2.) He's a friend of the family?

3.) He IS family?

Think about it. Clementine stated that her parents went to Savannah before, and stayed in the same place. What if this guy knew her parents, in some way? Maybe he was a work colleague, or family/friend they had over there. Maybe they befriended the inn keeper? If he got in contact with Clemmy, he'd want to try and get her to safety. Since she's already traveling, all he had to do was convince her to go to him (He does look old, after all, and probably doesn't have much spring in his step. Though, he sure runs really fast).

Now, I know there's a lot of loopholes in those theories, but hear me out.

1.) Clemmy lied about the radio. Clementine is a smart girl, and probably wouldn't fall for the lies of a complete stranger, but... what if she knew who he was? If she knew the person, prior (She stated she stayed at the Marsh House before, too), she'd be more prone to believe what they were telling her (Lee's a bad guy, I'm trying to keep you safe so you need to listen, etc.). If a stranger tried to convince her of going, she'd probably be more opted to inform Lee. Thus, the secrecy. :O

2.) It's been implied Clem's radio can communicate LONG distances. Maybe the guy has a booster tower, or has another radio. After all, most people know that handheld radios can receive transmissions from other radios, if on the right frequency. Another thought is, what if Clemmy's parents had more than one radio (One for the house, one for the car, etc.)? This guy could have one, or lifted one off of her parents.

3.) He implies her parents are alive. Well, if he's a good guy, he might be telling the truth. If not, he may have kidnapped them, or is holding them hostage. Heck, he might be telling the truth when he says they're "Right here" (Implying that her parents are next to him), as in he stumbled onto their dead bodies, and found said radio, or some information they carried that lead him to Clem (This one's the biggest stretch, so far, in my opinion).

I wonder if this is just a big misunderstanding due to lack of information on our part. :confused: If it is, maybe this is where Clem shoots Lee (I'm still leaning toward that, if you've read my other posts). One never knows.

What do ya'll think? :)

P.S. If this post already exists, my mistake. I just haven't seen it yet. If it does, indeed, exist, please delete it or merge it. This post is just based on theory, and probably doesn't mean a hill of crap. Be nice when posting. :P
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  • Maybe ttg are playing it safe by in game making radio guy sound a little beyond creepy and in the next time vid being Mr Helpful.

    People can act one way and think another, "a means to an end" phrase comes to mind if he wants Clem then he'll use Lee to deliver her
  • so if 'mr x' is legit why ask clem to keep their conversations secret ?

    which to me is 'fishy'
  • Exactly.

    Ben had a secret. Mr X "is" a secret. This can't end well.

    Lee: What did we learn today Clem?
    Clem: People with secrets tend to get other people killed or will do bad things.

    Larry: Don't you have a secret Lee?
    Lee: STFU - you died last episode.
  • Milosuperspesh;674194 said:
    so if 'mr x' is legit why ask clem to keep their conversations secret ?

    which to me is 'fishy'
    didn't he just say he wanted her to find him no matter what lee says or something similar?
  • Good thinking, by the person who started this thread. I don't know who got there first, but I had a similar idea and started a thread offering at least one scenario whereby the radio guy is a good guy, but once he learns that Clem is with a group with guns and that argues a lot, he's reluctant to be forthright and tell them where he is, particularly if he's alone or is looking after a couple of wounded people (Clem's parents, for example) or himself has no weapons, or is wounded and his ability to defend himself is minimal.

    there are good reasons not to want to come out in the open to the people with Clem before he gets to look at them, and check them out.
  • anybody else think that shadowy guy in the Episode 4 trailer is him? because it could also just be a member of the group
  • Nothing in the trailers happen in the game there just giving us a sample of what its like.
  • PandaRave;674673 said:
    Nothing in the trailers happen in the game there just giving us a sample of what its like.
    wrong..so wrong..

    the teaser /debut trailer was not in game footage

    ep2 preview had the meat locker scene and some of the st johns

    ep3 preview showed part of the train section with clem and lee, and some of the rv

    but ttg tweak/change and move stuff around during the episode gap to make things better.
  • Milosuperspesh;674679 said:
    wrong..so wrong..

    the teaser /debut trailer was not in game footage

    ep2 preview had the meat locker scene and some of the st johns

    ep3 preview showed part of the train section with clem and lee, and some of the rv

    but ttg tweak/change and move stuff around during the episode gap to make things better.
    That's what i meant :D
  • didn't sound like it :P
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