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Team Lily to the end (appreciation thread)

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I guess I may be the only one here who would still support Lily if she shows up at some future point in time.
I appreciate her leadership skills, her selflessness (having to make all those little decisions is really difficult) and her reasoning. She tried to keep this group together, she did her very best but some other Kenny always tried to have it their way, always consider what's only best for his family.
I think we all agree it was difficult giving the rations the first time in episode two. We got a glimpse of what she has to do every day. People hated us for those choices, so they hate her even more for having to do it every day. But there's no one else who would do it.

She was still pretty reasonable until Kenny murdered her father. People can complain that he saved them and all that crap... but you couldn't have known for sure and that's the truth. He overreacted and again being the selfish asshole he is, he did the easiest choice for him. Eliminate the enemy and undermine the leader's authority.

In episode 3 we see things haven't changed. Lily is still the only one to really tries to protect the group. Lee, of course, helps always and as much as he can, but others like Kenny... they didn't even feel bad for what they did in episode 2. Kenny ruined this group and yet he still wanted things to go his way. He kept pushing Lily without really doing anything for the group. He was determined to abandon all.
Carley... she didn't really do anything. She could've stepped in and helped Lily when she saw she was about to snap... but she didn't. The only thing she actually did was tease Lee, look cute, and avoid participation in almost every important discussion. The downfall in episode 3 is partially her fault as well.
When the bandits attacked the group it was again Lily that came to the rescue to a group that hated her. Kenny wouldn't swallow my disrespect for him and actually tried to get me killed too many times in this episode.
Ben... and Kenny really started a chain reaction. With both their stupidity combined they managed to indirectly kill Carley, Katjaa and Duck as well destroy the group from within.
Both cowards and both DUBM as a bag of hammers.
I would so love to see them gone in episode 4 & 5. I don't need stupid people in my group, people who know nothing about responsibility or humanity.

It was sad to see Lily snap but I guess there is a line as to where a person can take it. In the end of the day I'm sure she'll regret her choices and will eventually learn from them. She kills Lorry cause she believes they are threatening her group. When she sees how wrong she was she offs the Governor. That's a pretty redeeming deed in my book, one that clearly shows she actually develops.

I would certainly love to see more of her in future episodes/seasons.

So, am I the only one? :D Even if I am, I will still be defending this position to the end :P
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  • Lilly was such an interesting character. Siding in the meat locker with her ruined my relationship with Kenny probably for the whole game, while it changed my relationship with her only until the beginning of episode 3. Let's have her come back in season 2!
  • Yeah, I wished siding with Lilly in the meat locker would have had more impact on Lilly as a character. The same way Kenny listened to me or disregarded my advice I expected Lilly to listen to me in Ep. 3, which is why she continued to let me down when she couldn´t trust me.

    I couldn´t bring myself to leave her by the side of the road after she had been a friend of mine, but I didn´t know what to do with her. When she tried to steal the RV, I told her to stop, while hoping she´d finally take a word I said in that episode. She kicked me out and stole it anyway.

    And for what? In the end, it turns out she isn´t even the same Lilly from the comics. I hope they bring her back for season 2, I really loved her a character.
  • Hello, fellas :) How's our appreciation for Lilly :P Any of you read the Road to Woodbury?
  • YamiRaziel;719673 said:
    Hello, fellas :) How's our appreciation for Lilly :P Any of you read the Road to Woodbury?
    How was it? I heard it wasn't even remotely like The Walking Dead. Plus Lilly's backstory change pretty much prevents me from buying it.
  • Rock114;719922 said:
    How was it? I heard it wasn't even remotely like The Walking Dead. Plus Lilly's backstory change pretty much prevents me from buying it.
    Dunno yet, I will start it in a few days. I've been quite busy the last month and didn't really have any desire to read at all :)
    However, I just finished the Rise of the Governor a few hours ago and I must say I really liked it. I hope the second one is at least as good as this one.
    I know that won't be our Lilly in the book but as long the storytelling is good, I won't really care that much.
  • I've read both books. The rise of the governor was actually pretty good. It was interesting to see a group of characters actually do smart things and work together as a team. I liked that things seemed to be going well for the group until a few mistakes were made and guilt set in. Then things went downhill pretty fast.

    The road to woodbury was not that good. Lilly's backstory was nothing remotely close to the one TTG/Kirkman introduced in the video game. That would be okay for a book if her backstory was better but it was not. It was not all that convincing. Why not use the TTG backstory and instead use a worse backstory. Her character in the story was okay for most of the book as just a regular walking dead story goes but then her character changed suddenly and other characters then did things that were inconsistent with their characters as well. It just became unconvincing all around.
  • Lilly rocks, and that is all matters :)

    And the guy "Viser" above has much points. He has proven with his comments that he is wiser, too :)
  • Lilly fuckin' killed Carley unmercifully although she was trustworthy and LILLY KNEW IT WASN'T HER. TEAM LEE TO THE END **10 nuclear bombs explode as an expression of my madness**

    Stop trying to avoid direction questions at you because you knew Carley didn't deserve to die and yet you know that by justifying her lack of presence in Episode 2, whatever, your support in Lilly is ridiculous.
  • Just think at the start... She was leading to group before Team lee entered. Lily decided to let lee's team join the group and although it was more mouths to feed she still hung by it.
    You enter another team... you play by there rules.
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