Nate Cares for Russell

edited August 2013 in The Walking Dead
Regardless of what you might think of him, Nate cares for Russell.

Now I know what some of you are thinking:

Law, how could a thief with a murderous streak, a twisted sense-of-humour and a painfully-undiagnosed mental health condition care for the safety and well-being of a young lad whose personality is clearly the polar opposite of his own?

And

Is this a Shipping thread?

No – this is not a Shipping thread…


Evidence for my claim lies within the chapters of the game itself - so don't mind me whilst I cite my "Fucking Sources"…

Exhibit A – Nate offers Russell a free ride, and comes back to save him from the walkers if he refuses it…
http://youtu.be/0wGrXoU4i_Q?t=2m29s

Exhibit B – Nate offers Russell the use of his only gun as an apology for his failure to provide him with covering fire earlier, and delivers on his promise to cover him more adequately in the future…
http://youtu.be/5CGpgmAQUxo?t=9m23s

Exhibit C – Nate drags Russell to safety after he falls over running from cover-to-cover…
http://youtu.be/5CGpgmAQUxo?t=10m35s

Exhibit D – Nate refers to Russell as his Boy…
http://youtu.be/oCS86JNZXhA

Exhibit E – Nate refers to Russell as his Boy for a second time if you choose to stay with him, and tries to comfort him after the violence that takes place soon after you do…
http://youtu.be/oCS86JNZXhA?t=40s

Exhibit F – If Russell chooses to bail, Nate will be sorry to see him go, and will take out his frustration on the couple...
http://youtu.be/5CGpgmAQUxo?t=14m21s

So – there you have it…

Nate cares for Russell.

Comments

  • edited July 2013
    Nate wanted to r*pe russel
  • edited July 2013
    Also hinted by "Got tail?"
  • edited July 2013
    Nate wanted to r*pe russel

    Unfortunately we may never know...
  • edited July 2013
    nate/russell- Rate ;)
    creating fanfiction now
  • edited July 2013
    TinyCarlos wrote: »
    nate/russell- Rate ;)
    creating fanfiction now

    Haha
  • edited July 2013
    I don't think he cared for him at all,think he just seen a guy,was bored and said hey might have a bit of fun messing with this guy,any second Nate could just lose his shit and bash your head in.
  • edited July 2013
    Crixus wrote: »
    I don't think he cared for him at all,think he just seen a guy,was bored and said hey might have a bit of fun messing with this guy,any second Nate could just lose his shit and bash your head in.

    With a salt lick or with his truck ?
  • edited July 2013
    With a salt lick or with his truck ?

    With his foot if he is feeling fancy. :D
  • edited August 2013
    Well we just will never know, and you notice he shoots his enemy's in the chest, to make sure they turn.
  • edited August 2013
    Crixus wrote: »
    I don't think he cared for him at all,think he just seen a guy,was bored and said hey might have a bit of fun messing with this guy,any second Nate could just lose his shit and bash your head in.


    Yeah.

    I think either Nate wanted a lackey or 'minion', or like you said, just someone to mess with - probably both. He was sussing out Russ the entire time; testing him.

    In saying that, there's no reason Nate couldn't also be a bit 'fond' of Russell.
  • edited August 2013
    He had friends before, so I suspect Eddie killing his friend caused his psychopathy. I noticed that he phases in and out of phases of being seemingly normal and calm to being vengeful and bloodthirsty. He does seem to have genuine care for Russell when he is not trying to get the latter's face chewed off by a walker or get him shot by a sniper.
  • edited August 2013
    Also hinted by "Got tail?"

    He didn't say "got tail?" he said, "any tail back where you come from?" and he has an obvious preference for women as well. When he actually is being nice to Russell, he treats Russell in the manner of more a father than a friend, referring to Russell as "his boy"
  • edited August 2013
    Yeah.

    I think either Nate wanted a lackey or 'minion', or like you said, just someone to mess with - probably both. He was sussing out Russ the entire time; testing him.

    In saying that, there's no reason Nate couldn't also be a bit 'fond' of Russell.

    yeah, nate is a manipulator and was playing power games and asserting his dominance the whole time in the car, and it was only when he had worn down Russell to a more submissive state that he actually apologised, and with good knowledge that Russell wasn't going to try and be the alpha male dominant type that he actually gave Russell the gun
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