look at this flawless freaking woman
when you try to type gtg and it autocorrects to greg
and in that moment, everyone’s heart broke.
I started thinking about how all the fuck ups and murders throughout TWDG (Kenny, Nate, Nick, Ben) that people compare to Lilly and after a good long session of thinking I realized why I always have issues with either side. Whenever these arguments pop up, regardless of what side people are on, no one really takes into account context and intent when trying to defend their faves.
And let’s not act like context doesn’t matter and killing is killing no matter what because that’s just plain bullshit. If killing was killing no matter what, then there wouldn’t be a difference between murder, manslaughter and self defense. Context matters a whole lot because it shows you whether or not the person should be held accountable for their actions and it reflects who they are as people.
I mean yes technically everyone kills in this game, but the ones that aren’t scrutinized are almost always in self defense or under duress (Clementine and the stranger, Lee and Jolene/the St. Johns, anyone and the walkers/bandits). As for the other ones they kind of fit into different levels of murder.
Kenny - Only killed Larry in a (weird) form of self defense. Larry’s heart stopped and there was no way to revive him. Could possibly be murder, but not really Kenny wouldn’t have killed him if he wasn’t dead.
Lilly - Murder (obviously). She knew what she was doing, had every intention of killing someone and showed no remorse for her actions. With Doug it could possibly be manslaughter since she missed her target but probably not since she still had the intent to kill. Mental/emotional state could be argued as well but nothing is solid about that either since she asserts that she had a logical reason for killing Carley/trying to kill Ben.
Ben - Accessory to murder and theft. He never actually killed anyone but his actions helped cause murders. However, it could be argued that he did these things under duress.
Nate - Murder. However unlike Lilly not only did he show no remorse but he took great enjoyment out of killing them and stealing their stuff, even going as far as to not shoot them in the head so they would turn into walkers. There’s also the speculation that he had robbed them earlier and was coming back to finish the job.
Nick - Murder. Like Lilly his mental and emotional state could be argued but he still intended to kill Matthew. However it could also be argued that Nick acted in perceived self defense and the fact that he showed deep remorse afterwards shows that he only killed him because he thought he had to.
Lee - Manslaughter. We never actually got to see it for ourselves but based on the fact that Lee said it was an accident and he killed him in a fight and by Georgia state law if it was murder he would have gotten the death penalty (but he didn’t because Carley said he got a life sentence), all signs point to Lee not intentionally killing the senator. It seems like Lee got into a fight with him and accidentally ended up killing him.
So yea, there are many different circumstances surrounding each of the mainly argued murders. Obviously things are interpreted by different people but I’m just basing this off of what’s mostly canon along with some outside logic about things (for example, Larry’s condition).
Personally, when I rate them from best to worst (in terms of their crime, not their character) its:
Kenny>Nick > or = Lilly>Nate (Nick is only slightly above Lilly though)
Ben and Lee are excluded because there is too much grey area to accurately rate them.
this could be us but u a video game character
The name’s Mickey. Mickey Smith. Defending the earth.
And that’s what I call character development.
WHY DON’T MORE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT MICKEY FUCKING SMITH.
Today’s the kind of day where I listen to this song on repeat
I’m miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground
I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms
When I found out I had to take off my shirt in Teen movie, I panicked and hit the gym. I was like, “It’s going to be on film, documented, for my children to see. I can’t be 140 pounds. I need to put on a little bit of muscle.
Benedict cumberbatch is on a list of influential people and he hasn’t done a god damn thing to influence any fucking human except give fandom bloggers feels
leaving Laverne Cox off of the Time top 100 despite the overwhelming support she received is an act of violence and erasure towards trans women