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!Joel & Ellie

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!!Joel
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[IDidWhatIHadToDo I've been on both sides.]]'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/TroyBaker (English), Creator/KoichiYamadera (Japanese), Adrián Wowczuk (Latin America)

->''"I've struggled a long time with survivin', but no matter what, you keep finding something to fight for."''

Joel is the main protagonist in ''The Last of Us''. A man in his late 40s/early 50s, hardened by the atrocities and devastation left by the fungal infection, Joel works as a black market dealer within the quarantine zone, selling drugs and weapons of all sorts. He's given the job to smuggle Ellie out of Boston to the Fireflies.

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!Joel & Ellie

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!!Joel

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* [[Characters/TheLastOfUsJoelAndEllie Joel and Ellie]]
* [[Characters/TheLastOfUsTheFireflies The Fireflies]]
!Tommy's Group

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!!Tommy
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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[IDidWhatIHadToDo I've been on both sides.]]'']]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[TimeSkip You got fucking old.]]"'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/TroyBaker Jeffrey Pierce (English), Creator/KoichiYamadera Creator/HirokiTakahashi (Japanese), Adrián Wowczuk Martín Gopan (Latin America)

->''"I've struggled a long Joel's younger brother. They've split up some time with survivin', but no matter what, you keep finding something to fight for."''

Joel is
after the main protagonist in ''The Last of Us''. A man in his late 40s/early 50s, hardened by the atrocities and devastation left by the fungal infection, Joel works as a black market dealer within the quarantine zone, selling drugs and weapons of all sorts. He's given the job outbreak due to smuggle Ellie out of Boston to the Fireflies. ideological differences.



* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: Joel eventually explains to Ellie that he was very young when he had Sarah. He even implies it was before he could go to college, so most probably there was TeenPregnancy involved.
* ActionSurvivor: Only in the prologue when he's still just an average single father celebrating his birthday with his daughter until the outbreak begins and he has to evade all opposition from the early infected.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: He finds most of Ellie's jokes pretty groan-worthy, but there is one ("I used to be addicted to soap, but I'm clean now") he does laugh at.
* AdultFear:
** His daughter's death in the prologue.
** Hits him hard in regards to Ellie during the Winter chapter. It's implied that being terrified for her life is what finally makes him realize that he's come to see her as a surrogate daughter.
** This is eventually what drives him to take his decision in the finale.
* AntiHero: Of the [[NominalHero nominal kind]]. Most, if not all, of his motivations are pretty selfish, he's not very friendly and is very much able to shoot the dog if you piss him off enough. He also kills and injures with zero hesitation.
* AntiVillain: By the end of the game, Joel's intentions conflict with the only potential cure for humanity. Sadly, he's well-intentioned, but also quite possibly doomed the last hope of the human race (however faint it may be)
* BadassAndChildDuo: He eventually forms one with Ellie. Not only does he save her life multiple times, the reverse also holds true. She nurses him back to health when he's impaled, for one.
* BadassBaritone: Creator/TroyBaker's take on Joel is a very low voice with a distinct Texan drawl.
%%* BadassBeard: No doubt due to the loss of such personal hygiene utensils, Joel had no choice but to let it grow. It does help form a nice visual cue of Joel's gruffness.
* BadassGrandpa: At the start of the game he is twenty-eight to thirty years old. After the timeskip he's in his late forties to early fifties.
* BadassInDistress:
** He's incapacitated for most of the Winter stage, in which Ellie has to care for him as he recovers his strength.
** He has a brief case of this in Pittsburgh as well where a hunter ambushes and nearly succeeds in drowning him until Ellie arrives to shoot him.
* BadDreams: It's no surprise that he's implied to suffer from plenty of them. The guy never seems to get a sound sleep at any point during the game.
* BeardOfSorrow: After the bad times keep getting worse, Joel just stops shaving. By game's end, he's sporting a full beard because he's stopped caring how he looks.
* BehindTheBlack: The trope image for HisStoryRepeatsItself has one particular difference between the two scenarios: while he was carrying Ellie in his arms, his left hand had a gun pointed at Marlene the whole time.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Once you get to know Joel, he's a pretty well adjusted adult. Even though he and Henry got off to a rocky start, they bonded over their fondness of Harleys. And it's endearing to see how he treats Ellie in the latter part of the game. It's rather jarring when you remember that he has a name in the criminal underworld. And even more so when he shows proficiency in interrogation. [[spoiler:He makes sure to take two guys alive, so they can confirm each others' info, knows how to cause some serious non-lethal pain, and ruthlessly kills them both once he gets what he needs. He does an on-the-spot interrogation to a Firefly soldier at the end as well]]. He's quick to set these all up too, and it cements that he's likely done so many times in the past.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Implied that he was the only reason Tommy survived. Tommy resented him for it, since he's done horrible things to do so.
* ABirthdayNotABreak: The outbreak began a few hours after his birthday.
* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: In a sense. After all is said and done, he lies to Ellie, claiming the Fireflies had more immune but had given up the search for a cure, [[AllForNothing leaving Ellie dejected and lost after all the sacrifice and death she had seen on the journey.]] If she had known the truth, she may have pulled a HeroicSacrifice and let herself be killed to find a cure, and Joel would rather lie than lose his 'baby girl' all over again. Played even more straight after [[spoiler:WordOfGod stated that while Ellie loved Joel, she also hated him for taking away her choice]].
* BrainsAndBrawn: While not stupid, it's implied he's the muscle to Tess as far as their criminal activities go. While Tess is a good fighter she seems to handle most of the planning while Joel handles most of the heavy lifting.
* BookDumb: He tells Ellie that he did visit universities - just never as a student.
* CatchPhrase: "We should move on," and variations on such, especially after something bad has happened. It reflects Joel's tendency to put all his bad experiences behind him and try to bottle them up.
** He also has a tendency to mutter "That was too damn close," after escaping a sticky situation, reflecting his belief that his continued survival is due more to luck than anything.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from being cold, resigned and utterly apathetic to being more sensitive and open. It's worth noting that towards the end of the game, ''Joel'' is the one who instigates the optional conversation bits, not Ellie.
* ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject: He makes it clear to Ellie that she is not to bring up his personal life or past, particularly his lost loved ones. He slowly opens up to her as time goes on, however.
* CombatPragmatist: Attacking people from behind, shooting them in the crotch... the list goes on.
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack[=/=]ChangedMyMindKid: When he decides to continue with Ellie, instead of leaving the task to Tommy.
* CooldownHug: After a totally broken Ellie just killed [[spoiler: David]] in the most gruesome way ever [[Heartwarming/TheLastOfUs she breaks down in tears in Joel's arms.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Joel definitely qualifies. He may be graying in the hair and getting a little past his prime, but he certainly knows how to smash in teeth and take on hordes of infected.
* CynicismCatalyst: Sarah's death. To a lesser extent, his falling out with Tommy.
* {{Determinator}}: Holy crap, this guy just doesn't quit. Even when he gets shot at, impaled through the stomach, and faced with all kinds of horrors on a daily basis, Joel is not one to lie down and die.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Not only did he lose his daughter on the first night of the outbreak, but it's highly implied that Joel was neck deep in some dirty, tragic business during the 20 year Timeskip. His response to one of Ellie's inquiries suggests that he was once a Hunter or at least did some of the same things they do in order to survive.
* DefrostingIceKing: Warms up considerably to Ellie throughout the game. Also to Henry, [[spoiler:though that was unfortunately cut short]].
* DisneyDeath: One of the more convincing examples of this trope at the end of the Fall chapter, complete with [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent a long time playing as Ellie]] where it isn't immediately clear if Joel is still alive. That is, until she asks David and James for medicine.
* DistressedDude: For the end of Fall and first half of Winter, he's entirely dependent on Ellie after getting impaled, and it's hardly a question that he would have died without her.
* TheDreaded: If ambient conversations are anything to go by, Joel has this reputation back in Boston. [[spoiler:The Cannibals in the Winter chapter also really don't want to fight him, to the point of running away from Joel]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He has moments for each stage of the outbreak:
** Before the outbreak, he is first shown worriedly talking about a job to keep him and Sarah from poverty, and we're also shown some heartwarming fatherly moments between him and Sarah.
** After the outbreak begins, he and Tommy get a couple concurrently contrasting moments that show both Tommy's general good-hearted nature and the darker side of Joel's familial protectiveness:
*** After coming across the family on the road, Tommy strongly insists they to stop and pick them up while Joel strongly rebukes him.
--->'''Tommy:''' They got a kid, Joel!\\
'''Joel:''' So do we!
*** When they find themselves obstructed by a crowd of fleeing civilians, Tommy is clearly much more concerned about potentially running someone over than Joel is, who barks at him to hurry up and drive.
** Post-outbreak, he ignores a military execution on the street, shrugs off a bombing that kills several people near him, and barely reacts to an injury from the bombing, seeming more annoyed than hurt, showing his adaptation and apathy to the atrocities around him since the start of the outbreak. At the same time, he shows that he's still retained a fair deal of his humanity by sharing banter with Tess and having the option of engaging in casual conversation with several bystanders.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Hardened though Joel is, he's still openly horrified by some of what he witnesses in the game, most notably the fate of Ish's group and the cannibalism of David's community. It really says something about how nightmarish the setting is when it can still shock him after 20 years.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Joel is forced into several {{Quick Time Event}}s in the story where his only response to completing them is a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to whatever caused it.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Joel goes from an average working class single father pre-outbreak, to a typical smuggler whose reputation is relatively unestablished compared to his partner post-outbreak, to a one man army who is ready, willing, and able to plow through hordes of enemies, human or infected, to keep Ellie safe. Taken to extremes in the Winter chapter when he has just woken up from a serious case of ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and so terrifies David's men that they run away in terror from a single, injured, and relatively ill-equipped man.
* GoneHorriblyRight: For the Fireflies - Ellie's attempts to have Joel accept and connect with her as a surrogate daughter eventually ends up putting Ellie - and by extension, Ellie's immunity - out of the hands of the Fireflies for good.
* GoodIsNotNice: See JackBauerInterrogationTechnique below.
* {{Handguns}}: He can carry four different sidearms: a simple 9mm Colt Defender...
* HandCannon: ...and two different Hand Cannons. One is the Serbu Super Shorty, a tiny shotgun. The other is "El Diablo", a scoped Taurus Model 66 with an one round capacity (that can be upgraded to 3 rounds).
* HatesBeingAlone: While he never says so outright, it can be inferred that this is as much the case for Joel as it is for Ellie. He's almost never seen without a companion of some sort (whether it's Tommy, Tess, or Ellie), and on the rare occasions when he ''is'' alone, the game makes sure the player feels his isolation, with the goal always being to reunite with whomever he was separated from.
* HeartbrokenBadass: First his daughter, then Tess... No wonder he'll do anything to not lose Ellie, too.
* HeroicBSOD: Gets a minor one when leaving Tess behind. Later refuses to talk about her.
* HisStoryRepeatsItself: Provides the trope image. [[spoiler:Both at the night of the outbreak and 20 years later, he has to carry his "baby girl" to safety through a hostile environment with no means of defending himself.]]
* HollywoodHealing: With Ellie's help, [[spoiler:he recovers from being impaled on a rebar through his torso. Such an injury would really have killed him within a few minutes.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Survival justifies the means. [[spoiler:He makes sure to remind Tommy of that once they reunite.]]
-->'''Tess''': We're ''shitty people'', Joel. It's been that way for a long time.\\
'''Joel''': No, we are ''[[InsistentTerminology survivors]]!''
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Falls from a walkway and onto a piece of rebar. Then struggles while bleeding out from the impalement and holding off an ambush at the same time, all the while the player [[ControllableHelplessness controls everything]]. He's [[BadassInDistress out of commission]] for most of the Winter stage as a result.
* ImplacableMan: A bit of an understatement. [[spoiler:Probably best illustrated when he fights his way through a hospital full of assault rifle-wielding Fireflies to save Ellie]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Joel is a survivor. He will absolutely not hesitate to destroy a potential threat to him and his, even over the objections of his loved ones as he defends them. [[spoiler:And that eventually includes Ellie. Which explains what he does in the finale]].
** During an argument, he also [[spoiler: tells Ellie she has no idea about loss, even though she has obviously lost her parents and it's very likely that they're dead. Zig-zagged in that later on he expresses some sympathy that her friend turned right in front of her.]]
* ItGetsEasier: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]]; while Joel has clearly been hardened by 20 years in the apocalypse, and is quite willing to act ruthlessly to protect his own interests ([[spoiler: the ending]] being one example of many), he's still horrified by some of what he witnesses in the game nonetheless, and some conversations with Ellie imply that he's [[ItNeverGetsAnyEasier more affected by killing than he lets on]].
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Pulls it off thrice. [[spoiler:First time with Robert, whose arm he breaks. Once in the Winter levels with two Cannibals, where he kneecaps one and beats the other to death with a pipe. He pulls it again on a member of [[LaResistance the Fireflies]] shooting him in the gut]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Zig-zagged. He has a good side and a conscience, but it's basically focused only on [[spoiler:family like his daughter, or Ellie, whom he views as his surrogate daughter by the end of the story]].
* KickTheDog: He has one moment where he coldly denies being Ellie's father. The look on her face screams that she seriously did start to view him as a fatherly figure, especially since her biological father is most likely dead.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He apparently was one to Tommy in the intervening years between the game's prologue and the main events of the plot. As is often the case, when they reunite years later, Tommy's still not too happy about it.
* KnightTemplarParent: Is clearly one in the main storyline ([[spoiler:you don't get much more "knight templar" than potentially dooming humanity to save your adopted daughter]]), but he even shows some telltale signs in the prologue, such as refusing to help some stranded motorists (even when they have children of their own) in order to avoid putting Sarah at risk.
* LikeADaughterToMe: How he eventually feels about Ellie, calling her "baby girl" the way he did with Sarah.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: His constant bickering with Tess in the first two chapters. WordOfGod even states she's the one person Joel trusts in the world. [[spoiler:Things take a bit of a tragic turn quite early on]]. They may actually be in some kind of relationship, as Bill refers to their "trouble in paradise".
* MoralMyopia: For better or worse, Joel is motivated by protecting his family and friends and is more than willing to sacrifice anyone who gets in the way of that goal. This starts to emerge from the very beginning of the outbreak when he tells Tommy to keep driving and leave another family with a child to fend for themselves, gets more obvious from the things he's willing to do to others to keep Tommy and himself alive in the years after, and ultimately [[spoiler:is the driving point of the entire end game. He won't abandon his adopted daughter Ellie for anything, even if it may possibly mean the extinction of humanity in the long run]].
* MyGreatestFailure: His young daughter's death; shot by a soldier just as they made it out of their infected neighborhood, she died in his arms as he tearfully begged her not to leave him.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He's faced with the revelation that his "baby girl" will be taken from him again, but ultimately succeeds in rescuing Ellie.
* MadeOfIron: Over the course of the story, he [[spoiler:gets shot by a heavily armed soldier, hit by shrapnel from a bombing, falls onto the top of an elevator from about ten feet up (followed by another long fall into a flooded elevator shaft), gets hit by a semi-truck while in a flimsy pickup truck, jumps from a bridge and nearly drowns afterwards, thrown at a high speed from a horse, falls several feet onto a piece of rebar, nearly bleeds to death from the impalement, survives several weeks of a debilitating fever and a severe infection, goes out into a severe blizzard while dealing with the after-effects of the infection, falls through a bus as it crashes from a large height, and shrugs off an assault rifle butt to the back of the head...]] And this is only the mandatory injuries, not even any of the injuries he can take in combat!
* NominalHero: Stays one even after his CharacterDevelopment - his reawakened conscience extends solely to protecting Ellie.
* NoodleIncident: Several are created thanks his preference not to elaborate on his past. Exactly how [[TeenPregnancy young]] did he have his daughter? What happened to his wife? What did he do for Bill that was apparently enough to call in such a deadly favor? What did he mean when he said he's "been on both sides" when talking about the Hunters?
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Joel makes it clear that he doesn't give a shit about the Fireflies or their cause. He's just doing a job and expects to be paid for it.
* NotSoDifferent: From Marlene, both of whom see no problem making life-altering [[spoiler:(or in Marlene's case, life-threatening)]] decisions for Ellie behind her back.
* NotSoStoic: He blows his lid at least a few times - but he doesn't lose control when it happens. [[spoiler:Apart from that one time when Ellie mentions his daughter. And when Marlene reveals Ellie is going to be killed - even then, he comes up with a plan to escape in a matter of seconds.]]
* OneManArmy: By the end of the story, he will have killed a lot of people. [[spoiler:In Winter, the Cannibals (who outnumber him) actually ''run away'' when he starts shooting.]]
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: His biological daughter, Sarah, is gunned down at the start of the infection. This leads to him being fiercely protective of his surrogate daughter, Ellie.
* ParentalSubstitute: Eventually takes on Ellie as his adopted daughter.
* PapaWolf: Deconstructed. His protection of Ellie causes him to bond with her, and they grow extremely close over the course of the journey. [[spoiler: When Ellie is taken by the Fireflies, and Joel learns she'll die, he goes ''ballistic,'' and kills dozens of Fireflies]].
* PragmaticHero: He'll do whatever it takes to survive, even if he has to fight other humans.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: He can use a snub-nosed Taurus six shot revolver, which is his default sidearm.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Tries multiple times to stop his involvement with the mission, but nobody ever listens to him. Joel knows that little girls won't stay alive too long outside the quarantine zone and probably fears seeing another girl killed in front of him, but Tess and Ellie make sure he finishes the job by himself. [[BerserkButton Or]] [[KillEmAll so]] [[AdultFear they]] [[PapaWolf thought]].
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: At the start of the game, so much.
* TheStoic: One of his defining traits. He's rarely surprised and even when really angry, he doesn't lose his cool.
* TookALevelInKindness: Only towards Ellie. And towards Henry, a little. [[spoiler:Look at his face when Sam is killed. He looks so crushed as he tries to talk Henry down, knowing he's going to do ''something'' after that]].
* TragicKeepsake: The watch he got on his birthday from his daughter hours before the infection broke out. It's the only thing he kept of her and the only sign that he might not have "moved on" as he claims. Initially subverted by his photo with Sarah until his time with Ellie allows him to accept it.
-->'''Ellie''': [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Your watch]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming is broken.]]]]
* TranquilFury: [[spoiler:When Ellie is in danger]].
* TheUnfettered: Joel has one goal - protect Ellie. His moral guidelines extend solely to her and this goal - his only hiccups in this regard come from practical reasons.
* UngratefulBastard: He can't bring himself to say "thank you" or offer any emotional support after Ellie kills a man for the first time to save Joel's life; instead he berates her for not staying put like he asked her to. A little while later, Joel tries to suck it up and reconcile with her, but even then he struggles with saying a direct thank you. "Just so we're clear about back there...it ''was'' either him or me." Ellie at least seems to appreciate the effort.
* VerbalTic: He says "goddamn(it)" a lot.
* WorstAid: When he [[spoiler:falls on a piece of rebar during the climax of the Autumn chapter, he insists to Ellie that she help pull him off and nearly bleeds to death as a result]]. However, it's justified as enemies are on their tail and it wasn't safe to stay.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[PlayingWithATrope Implied]]. When Joel shoves Henry to the ground and has him at gunpoint, he briefly points his gun at Sam and yells "Get back, son!" when Sam tries to get between him and Henry. Then, when Sam becomes Infected and attacks Ellie, Joel immediately goes for his gun, ready to shoot him without a second thought.
* WouldHitAGirl: Granted, he didn't "hit" [[spoiler:Marlene,]] but still…
* YoureNotMyFather: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] at the end of his argument with Ellie during the Fall chapter. Fortunately, he changes his mind soon after.

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* AbsurdlyYouthfulFather: Joel eventually explains TheAtoner: His decision to take Ellie and embark on what amounts to a suicide mission is implied to be motivated by a desire to assuage his guilty conscience over being unable to save Sarah at the beginning of the outbreak. It's also implied that he was very young when he has serious regrets from both doing what had Sarah. He even implies it was before he could go to college, so most probably there was TeenPregnancy involved.
* ActionSurvivor: Only
be done to survive in the prologue when he's still just an average single father celebrating his birthday with his daughter until early years of the outbreak begins and he has to evade all opposition from his involvement with the early infected.
Fireflies.
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: He finds most of Ellie's jokes pretty groan-worthy, but there is one ("I used to be addicted to soap, but I'm clean now") he does laugh at.
* AdultFear:
** His daughter's death
BigDamnHeroes: Tragically half and half in the prologue.
** Hits
prologue. He manages to save Joel from being gunned down by a soldier ordered to kill him hard in regards but is too late to Ellie save Sarah.
* GetOut: Basically his last words to Joel in-between the TimeSkip. By the time they meet again a few years later, he's happy to see Joel, but it's clear that their relationship is strained over what he and Joel did
during the Winter chapter. It's implied that being terrified for her life is what finally makes him realize that outbreak.
* GoodIsNotSoft: That all said,
he's come also not afraid to see her as a surrogate daughter.
** This is eventually what drives him to take his decision in
kill anyone who threatens those he cares about.
* HappilyMarried: With Maria, leader of
the finale.
* AntiHero: Of
survivors occupying the [[NominalHero nominal kind]]. Most, if not all, of his motivations are pretty selfish, power plant near Jackson, Wyoming.
* NiceGuy: Of all the named characters,
he's not very friendly and is very much able to shoot by far the dog if you piss him off enough. He also kills and injures with zero hesitation.
* AntiVillain: By the end of the game, Joel's intentions conflict with the only potential cure for humanity. Sadly, he's well-intentioned, but also quite possibly doomed the last hope of the human race (however faint it may be)
* BadassAndChildDuo: He eventually forms one with Ellie. Not only does he save her life multiple times, the reverse also holds true. She nurses him back to health when he's impaled, for one.
* BadassBaritone: Creator/TroyBaker's take on Joel is a very low voice with a distinct Texan drawl.
%%* BadassBeard: No doubt due to the loss of such personal hygiene utensils, Joel had no choice but to let it grow. It does help form a nice visual cue of Joel's gruffness.
* BadassGrandpa: At the start of the game he is twenty-eight to thirty years old. After the timeskip he's in his late forties to early fifties.
* BadassInDistress:
** He's incapacitated for
most of selfless. In the Winter stage, in which Ellie has prologue, he wants to care for him as he recovers his strength.
** He has a brief case of this in Pittsburgh as well where a hunter ambushes and nearly succeeds in drowning him until Ellie arrives to shoot him.
* BadDreams: It's no surprise that he's implied to suffer from plenty of them. The guy never seems to get a sound sleep at any point during the game.
* BeardOfSorrow: After the bad times keep getting worse, Joel just stops shaving. By game's end, he's sporting a full beard because he's stopped caring how he looks.
* BehindTheBlack: The trope image for HisStoryRepeatsItself has one particular difference between the two scenarios: while he was carrying Ellie in his arms, his left hand had a gun pointed at Marlene the whole time.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Once you get to know Joel, he's a pretty well adjusted adult. Even though he and Henry got off to a rocky start, they bonded
pull over their fondness of Harleys. And it's endearing car to see how he treats Ellie in the latter part of the game. It's rather jarring when you remember that he has help a name in the criminal underworld. And even more so when he shows proficiency in interrogation. [[spoiler:He makes sure to take two guys alive, so they can confirm each others' info, knows how to cause some serious non-lethal pain, couple and ruthlessly kills them both once he gets what he needs. He does an on-the-spot interrogation to a Firefly soldier at the end as well]]. He's quick to set these all up too, and it cements that he's likely done so many times in the past.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Implied that he was the only reason Tommy survived. Tommy resented him for it, since he's done horrible things to do so.
* ABirthdayNotABreak: The outbreak began a few hours after his birthday.
* BreakHerHeartToSaveHer: In a sense. After all is said and done, he lies to Ellie, claiming the Fireflies had more immune but had given up the search for a cure, [[AllForNothing leaving Ellie dejected and lost after all the sacrifice and death she had seen on the journey.]] If she had known the truth, she may have pulled a HeroicSacrifice and let herself be killed to find a cure, and Joel would rather lie than lose his 'baby girl' all over again. Played even more straight after [[spoiler:WordOfGod stated that while Ellie loved Joel, she also hated him for taking away her choice]].
* BrainsAndBrawn: While not stupid, it's implied he's the muscle to Tess as far as
their criminal activities go. While Tess is a good fighter she seems to handle most of the planning while Joel handles most of the heavy lifting.
* BookDumb: He tells Ellie that
child (Joel stops him, though Sarah thinks he did visit universities - just never as a student.
* CatchPhrase: "We should move on," and variations on such, especially after something bad has happened. It reflects Joel's tendency to put all his bad experiences behind him and try to bottle
should've helped them up.
** He also has
anyway) and he almost sacrifices himself blocking a tendency to mutter "That was too damn close," after escaping a sticky situation, reflecting his belief that his continued survival is due more to luck than anything.
* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from
door being cold, resigned pounded by Infected to get Joel and utterly apathetic Sarah to being more sensitive and open. It's worth noting that towards the end of the game, ''Joel'' is the one who instigates the optional conversation bits, not Ellie.
* ChangeTheUncomfortableSubject: He makes it clear to Ellie that she is not to bring up his personal life or past, particularly his lost loved ones. He slowly opens up to her as time goes on, however.
* CombatPragmatist: Attacking people from behind, shooting them in the crotch... the list goes on.
* ConscienceMakesYouGoBack[=/=]ChangedMyMindKid: When he decides to continue with Ellie, instead of leaving the task to Tommy.
* CooldownHug: After a totally broken Ellie just killed
safety. [[spoiler: David]] When you meet him in the most gruesome way ever [[Heartwarming/TheLastOfUs she breaks down in tears in Joel's arms.game, not only has he helped establish a community free from martial law, murderous hunters and Infected, but he's willing to defend this community with his life and then ready to embark on a suicide mission with only a bit of prompting from his brother.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Joel definitely qualifies. He may be graying in the hair and getting a little past his prime, but he certainly knows how to smash in teeth and take on hordes of infected.
* CynicismCatalyst: Sarah's death. To a lesser extent, his falling out with Tommy.
* {{Determinator}}: Holy crap, this guy just doesn't quit. Even when he gets shot at, impaled through the stomach, and faced with all kinds of horrors on a daily basis, Joel is not one to lie down and die.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Not only did he lose his daughter on the first night of the outbreak, but it's highly implied that Joel was neck deep in some dirty, tragic business during the 20 year Timeskip. His response to one of Ellie's inquiries suggests that he was once a Hunter or at least did some of the same things they do in order to survive.
* DefrostingIceKing: Warms up considerably to Ellie throughout the game. Also to Henry, [[spoiler:though that was unfortunately cut short]].
* DisneyDeath: One of the more convincing examples of this trope at the end of the Fall chapter, complete with [[AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent a long time playing as Ellie]] where it isn't immediately clear if Joel is still alive. That is, until she asks David and James for medicine.
* DistressedDude: For the end of Fall and first half of Winter, he's entirely dependent on Ellie after getting impaled, and it's hardly a question that he would have died without her.
* TheDreaded: If ambient conversations are anything to go by, Joel has this reputation back in Boston. [[spoiler:The Cannibals in the Winter chapter also really don't want to fight him, to the point of running away from Joel]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: He has moments for each stage of the outbreak:
** Before the outbreak, he is first shown worriedly talking about a job to keep him and Sarah from poverty, and we're also shown some heartwarming fatherly moments between him and Sarah.
** After the outbreak begins, he and Tommy get a couple concurrently contrasting moments that show both Tommy's general good-hearted nature and the darker side of Joel's familial protectiveness:
*** After coming across the family on the road, Tommy strongly insists they to stop and pick them up while Joel strongly rebukes him.
--->'''Tommy:''' They got a kid, Joel!\\
'''Joel:''' So do we!
*** When they find themselves obstructed by a crowd of fleeing civilians, Tommy is clearly much more concerned about potentially running someone over than Joel is, who barks at him to hurry up and drive.
** Post-outbreak, he ignores a military execution on the street, shrugs off a bombing that kills several people near him, and barely reacts to an injury from the bombing, seeming more annoyed than hurt, showing his adaptation and apathy to the atrocities around him since the start of the outbreak. At the same time, he shows that he's still retained a fair deal of his humanity by sharing banter with Tess and having the option of engaging in casual conversation with several bystanders.
* EveryoneHasStandards: Hardened though Joel is, he's still openly horrified by some of what he witnesses in the game, most notably the fate of Ish's group and the cannibalism of David's community. It really says something about how nightmarish the setting is when it can still shock him after 20 years.
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: Joel is forced into several {{Quick Time Event}}s in the story where his only response to completing them is a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to whatever caused it.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Joel goes from an average working class single father pre-outbreak, to a typical smuggler whose reputation is relatively unestablished compared to his partner post-outbreak, to a one man army who is ready, willing, and able to plow through hordes of enemies, human or infected, to keep Ellie safe. Taken to extremes in the Winter chapter when he has just woken up from a serious case of ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice and so terrifies David's men that they run away in terror from a single, injured, and relatively ill-equipped man.
* GoneHorriblyRight: For the Fireflies - Ellie's attempts to have Joel accept and connect with her as a surrogate daughter eventually ends up putting Ellie - and by extension, Ellie's immunity - out of the hands of the Fireflies for good.
* GoodIsNotNice: See JackBauerInterrogationTechnique below.
* {{Handguns}}: He can carry four different sidearms: a simple 9mm Colt Defender...
* HandCannon: ...and two different Hand Cannons. One is the Serbu Super Shorty, a tiny shotgun. The other is "El Diablo", a scoped Taurus Model 66 with an one round capacity (that can be upgraded to 3 rounds).
* HatesBeingAlone: While he never says so outright, it can be inferred that this is as much the case for Joel as it is for Ellie. He's almost never seen without a companion of some sort (whether it's Tommy, Tess, or Ellie), and on the rare occasions when he ''is'' alone, the game makes sure the player feels his isolation, with the goal always being to reunite with whomever he was separated from.
* HeartbrokenBadass: First his daughter, then Tess... No wonder he'll do anything to not lose Ellie, too.
* HeroicBSOD: Gets a minor one when leaving Tess behind. Later refuses to talk about her.
* HisStoryRepeatsItself: Provides the trope image. [[spoiler:Both at the night of the outbreak and 20 years later, he has to carry his "baby girl" to safety through a hostile environment with no means of defending himself.]]
* HollywoodHealing: With Ellie's help, [[spoiler:he recovers from being impaled on a rebar through his torso. Such an injury would really have killed him within a few minutes.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Survival justifies the means. [[spoiler:He makes sure to remind Tommy of that once they reunite.]]
-->'''Tess''': We're ''shitty people'', Joel. It's been that way for a long time.\\
'''Joel''': No, we are ''[[InsistentTerminology survivors]]!''
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Falls from a walkway and onto a piece of rebar. Then struggles while bleeding out from the impalement and holding off an ambush at the same time, all the while the player [[ControllableHelplessness controls everything]]. He's [[BadassInDistress out of commission]] for most of the Winter stage as a result.
* ImplacableMan: A bit of an understatement. [[spoiler:Probably best illustrated when he fights his way through a hospital full of assault rifle-wielding Fireflies to save Ellie]].
* ItsAllAboutMe: Joel is a survivor. He will absolutely not hesitate to destroy a potential threat to him and his, even over the objections of his loved ones as he defends them. [[spoiler:And that eventually includes Ellie. Which explains what he does in the finale]].
** During an argument, he also [[spoiler: tells Ellie she has no idea about loss, even though she has obviously lost her parents and it's very likely that they're dead. Zig-zagged in that later on he expresses some sympathy that her friend turned right in front of her.]]
* ItGetsEasier: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zagged]]; while Joel has clearly been hardened by 20 years in the apocalypse, and is quite willing to act ruthlessly to protect his own interests ([[spoiler: the ending]] being one example of many), he's still horrified by some of what he witnesses in the game nonetheless, and some conversations with Ellie imply that he's [[ItNeverGetsAnyEasier more affected by killing than he lets on]].
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Pulls it off thrice. [[spoiler:First time with Robert, whose arm he breaks. Once in the Winter levels with two Cannibals, where he kneecaps one and beats the other to death with a pipe. He pulls it again on a member of [[LaResistance the Fireflies]] shooting him in the gut]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Zig-zagged. He has a good side and a conscience, but it's basically focused only on [[spoiler:family like his daughter, or Ellie, whom he views as his surrogate daughter by the end of the story]].
* KickTheDog: He has one moment where he coldly denies being Ellie's father. The look on her face screams that she seriously did start to view him as a fatherly figure, especially since her biological father is most likely dead.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He apparently was one to Tommy in the intervening years between the game's prologue and the main events of the plot. As is often the case, when they reunite years later, Tommy's still not too happy about it.
* KnightTemplarParent: Is clearly one in the main storyline ([[spoiler:you don't get much more "knight templar" than potentially dooming humanity to save your adopted daughter]]), but he even shows some telltale signs in the prologue, such as refusing to help some stranded motorists (even when they have children of their own) in order to avoid putting Sarah at risk.
* LikeADaughterToMe: How he eventually feels about Ellie, calling her "baby girl" the way he did with Sarah.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: His constant bickering with Tess in the first two chapters. WordOfGod even states she's the one person Joel trusts in the world. [[spoiler:Things take a bit of a tragic turn quite early on]]. They may actually be in some kind of relationship, as Bill refers to their "trouble in paradise".
* MoralMyopia: For better or worse, Joel is motivated by protecting his family and friends and is more than willing to sacrifice anyone who gets in the way of that goal. This starts to emerge from the very beginning of the outbreak when he tells Tommy to keep driving and leave another family with a child to fend for themselves, gets more obvious from the things he's willing to do to others to keep Tommy and himself alive in the years after, and ultimately [[spoiler:is the driving point of the entire end game. He won't abandon his adopted daughter Ellie for anything, even if it may possibly mean the extinction of humanity in the long run]].
* MyGreatestFailure: His young daughter's death; shot by a soldier just as they made it out of their infected neighborhood, she died in his arms as he tearfully begged her not to leave him.
* MyGreatestSecondChance: He's faced with the revelation that his "baby girl" will be taken from him again, but ultimately succeeds in rescuing Ellie.
* MadeOfIron: Over the course of the story, he [[spoiler:gets shot by a heavily armed soldier, hit by shrapnel from a bombing, falls onto the top of an elevator from about ten feet up (followed by another long fall into a flooded elevator shaft), gets hit by a semi-truck while in a flimsy pickup truck, jumps from a bridge and nearly drowns afterwards, thrown at a high speed from a horse, falls several feet onto a piece of rebar, nearly bleeds to death from the impalement, survives several weeks of a debilitating fever and a severe infection, goes out into a severe blizzard while dealing with the after-effects of the infection, falls through a bus as it crashes from a large height, and shrugs off an assault rifle butt to the back of the head...]] And this is only the mandatory injuries, not even any of the injuries he can take in combat!
* NominalHero: Stays one even after his CharacterDevelopment - his reawakened conscience extends solely to protecting Ellie.
* NoodleIncident: Several are created thanks his preference not to elaborate on his past. Exactly how [[TeenPregnancy young]] did he have his daughter? What Whatever happened to his wife? What did he do for Bill between Tommy and Joel that was apparently enough led to call in such a deadly favor? What did he mean them breaking apart and not seeing each other for years.
* TookALevelInBadass: Implied
when he said you finally meet him - he's "been on both sides" when talking about the Hunters?
* NotInThisForYourRevolution: Joel makes it clear that he doesn't give a shit about the Fireflies or their cause. He's just doing a job and expects to be paid for it.
* NotSoDifferent: From Marlene, both of whom see no problem making life-altering [[spoiler:(or in Marlene's case, life-threatening)]] decisions for Ellie behind her back.
* NotSoStoic: He blows his lid at least a few times - but he doesn't lose control when it happens. [[spoiler:Apart from that one time when Ellie mentions his daughter. And when Marlene reveals Ellie is going to be killed - even then, he comes up with a plan to escape in a matter of seconds.]]
* OneManArmy: By the end of the story, he will have killed a lot of people. [[spoiler:In Winter, the Cannibals (who outnumber him) actually ''run away'' when he starts shooting.]]
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: His biological daughter, Sarah, is gunned
settled down at the start of the infection. This leads to him being fiercely protective of and devotes his surrogate daughter, Ellie.
* ParentalSubstitute: Eventually takes on Ellie as his adopted daughter.
* PapaWolf: Deconstructed. His protection of Ellie causes him
energy to bond with her, and they grow extremely close over the protecting a community at a power plant. Of course of the journey. [[spoiler: When Ellie is taken by the Fireflies, and Joel learns she'll die, he goes ''ballistic,'' and kills dozens of Fireflies]].
* PragmaticHero: He'll do whatever it takes to survive, even if he has to fight other humans.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: He can use a snub-nosed Taurus six shot revolver, which is his default sidearm.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Tries multiple times to stop his involvement with the mission, but nobody ever listens to him. Joel knows that little girls won't stay alive too long outside the quarantine zone and probably fears seeing another girl killed in front of him, but Tess and Ellie make sure he finishes the job by himself. [[BerserkButton Or]] [[KillEmAll so]] [[AdultFear they]] [[PapaWolf thought]].
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: At the start of the game, so much.
* TheStoic: One of his defining traits. He's rarely surprised and even when really angry, he doesn't lose his cool.
* TookALevelInKindness: Only towards Ellie. And towards Henry, a little. [[spoiler:Look at his face when Sam is killed. He looks so crushed as he tries to talk Henry down, knowing
he's going to do ''something'' after that]].
* TragicKeepsake: The watch he got on his birthday from his daughter hours
shown some tendencies before the infection broke out. It's the only thing he kept of her hand such as managing to survive and the only sign that he might not have "moved on" as he claims. Initially subverted by his photo with hold off a group of infected chasing Joel, Sarah until his time with Ellie allows and him to accept it.
-->'''Ellie''': [[spoiler:[[TearJerker Your watch]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming is broken.]]]]
* TranquilFury: [[spoiler:When Ellie is in danger]].
* TheUnfettered: Joel has one goal - protect Ellie. His moral guidelines extend solely to her and this goal - his only hiccups in this regard come from practical reasons.
* UngratefulBastard: He can't bring himself to say "thank you" or offer any emotional support after Ellie kills a man for
on the first time to save Joel's life; instead he berates her for not staying put like he asked her to. A little while later, Joel tries to suck it up and reconcile with her, but even then he struggles with saying a direct thank you. "Just so we're clear about back there...it ''was'' either him or me." Ellie at least seems to appreciate day of the effort.
outbreak.
* VerbalTic: He says "goddamn(it)" a lot.
* WorstAid: When
Like his brother, he [[spoiler:falls on a piece is fond of rebar during saying "goddamn(it)". [[SharedFamilyQuirks It must run in the climax of the Autumn chapter, he insists to Ellie that she help pull him off and nearly bleeds to death as a result]]. However, it's justified as enemies are on their tail and it wasn't safe to stay.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[PlayingWithATrope Implied]]. When Joel shoves Henry to the ground and has him at gunpoint, he briefly points his gun at Sam and yells "Get back, son!" when Sam tries to get between him and Henry. Then, when Sam becomes Infected and attacks Ellie, Joel immediately goes for his gun, ready to shoot him without a second thought.
* WouldHitAGirl: Granted, he didn't "hit" [[spoiler:Marlene,]] but still…
* YoureNotMyFather: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] at the end of his argument with Ellie during the Fall chapter. Fortunately, he changes his mind soon after.
family]].



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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/AshleyJohnson (English), Creator/MegumiHan (Japanese), Mariela Centurión (Latin America)

->''"Everyone I have cared for has either died or left me. Everyone - fucking except for you! So don't tell me I would be safer with somebody else, because the truth is I would just be more scared."''

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->''"Everyone I have cared for has either died or left me. Everyone - fucking except for you! So don't tell me I would be safer with somebody else, because the truth is I would just be more scared."''

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* ActionGirl: At only fourteen with no real fighting experience, she has to start the game as an ActionSurvivor instead. Part of her development is Joel trusting her to protect the two of them with real firearms and combat. She graduates into this trope during the Winter level, where she is the only playable character at the start and end of it, as well as getting a one-on-one boss fight with [[spoiler:David.]] WordOfGod is that Ellie's character is basically the origin story of an ActionHero.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: Ellie is playable for most of Winter, [[spoiler:when Joel is seriously wounded]] and she does the fighting all by herself.
* AntiHero: Goes from [[Analysis/AntiHero pragmatic to unscrupulous]] during the story.
* BadassAdorable: She may be absolutely cute, but it doesn't mean she can't fight on her own.
* BadassBoast:
** "Ellie is the little girl that '''broke your fucking finger!'''"
** In the DLC: "If anyone's still alive, don't even '''think''' about surprising me! You'll end up like your friends, you hear me!? '''Yeah!?'''"
** From the ''Part II'' trailer: "I'm gonna find, and I'm gonna kill, every last one of them."
* BadassBookworm: Likes to read books and comics and can hold her own in a fight.
* BadassGay: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1ykno8/hi_were_neil_druckmann_creative_director_and/cflhcbi?context=3/Reddit Word of God]] confirmed they wrote ''Left Behind'' with the idea of Ellie being gay.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite her filthy vocabulary and hard-headed nature, she has a stronger moral compass than Joel. What she ''doesn't'' have is any illusion about how well a fourteen-year-old would do in a fair fight against desperate, hardened adult survivalists. [[CombatPragmatist So she never fights fair]]. And her switchblade isn't for show.
* BlessedWithSuck: Anyone she's gotten close to usually is bitten and either turns or dies. Since her body has been able to counter the fungal infection, she has had to watch people she's cared about tragically lose their lives to their bites.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Happens to her quite a bit, especially when hacking David up.
* BookDumb: While she loves reading comics and apparently stories in general (see below), her voice actor, Ashley Johnson, imagines that Ellie's the type of kid who wouldn't do well in school. Per the trope's description, however, she makes up for it with the 'street smarts' she eventually develops.
* {{Bookworm}}: She is obsessed with relics from the past culture and she states that she reads all the time.
* BrattyHalfPint: Starts out as a bit of one, especially in regards to Bill in the Lincoln chapter. She [[TookALevelInBadass gets better over the course of the game, though]]. She also serves as this for Riley in ''American Dreams''.
* BreakTheCutie: Courtesy of [[spoiler:David, who attempts to kill her, then molests her once he has the chance]].
* BringMyBrownPants: Ellie mentions soiling herself in an early encounter with a Clicker.
* BullyingADragon: Towards David. Despite her being behind bars and knowing that he isn't right in the head and/or is a cannibal, she breaks his finger and taunts him about it. As a result, David decides to kill her after all and it's only by luck that she momentarily distracts him from doing so by telling him she's infected.
* CatchPhrase: Might as well be the various expletives she lets out while watching Joel at work. Also ''Endure and survive'', which she got from a comic book. She also says "Oh, man!" and "Whoa Nelly!" a lot.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Originally, Ellie was going to be more of a normal, fragile 14-year old, (possibly to have her be more similar to Sarah), but as the game developed the writers figured her character would need to be more badass and capable of handling herself, lest she'd end up becoming a frequent DistressedDamsel. Ashley Johnson specifically helped in on this decision when discussing combat scenes with the creators where Ellie would originally be either easily caught or just stay in the background, pointing out that if it was her she would try to ''do'' something.
* CharacterTic: Whistling and making sounds as though jamming on a guitar.
* ChastityDagger: It's implied that David was trying to rape her towards the end of their fight. Too bad for him that his machete was within reach of Ellie's hand.
* ComingOfAgeStory: She's introduced as a plucky kid (albeit one who already has some serious trauma and cynicism under her belt), and ends the game on the cusp of womanhood. Compare her trying-too-hard toughness when she first meets Joel to how she interacts with him in the final cutscene.
* TheCutie: She's not sweet exactly, but is very lovable and produces most of the comic relief in the story.
* ClusterFBomb: All the time, mostly out of surprise. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em_0fB0W1PE Exhibit A: Warning, contains minor spoilers]]
* CombatPragmatist: Learns from Joel, but she leaned that way before meeting him.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Officially, she's meant to resemble her voice actress, but many have noted how much she looks like Canadian actress Creator/EllenPage. She herself has even acknowledged [[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1gxgfx/i_am_actress_ellen_page_amaa/caoslna this]].
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Though given the setting, it's hardly a surprise. Ellie herself implies that orphaned children are more common than not.
* DamselOutOfDistress: She's briefly captive by the cannibals during Winter, but manages to free herself before Joel can arrive in time to rescue her, though it results in a pretty heavy case of BreakTheCutie.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Ellie's mother Anna is described as having been a very loving woman who had enough foresight to write a letter to Ellie before her death. Ellie keeps it in her backpack, and expresses a desire to make her proud.
* DefiantToTheEnd: When she finds herself at David's mercy, he tells her that she can try and beg. She replies with "Fuck you."
* {{Determinator}}: Even more so than Joel himself, and she's fourteen. In her battle with [[spoiler:David]], she's struggling to crawl to her knife even as he taunts her.
-->'''[[spoiler:David]]''': (''Kicks her)'' It's okay to give up, you know. There ain't no shame in it. ''(Ellie continues crawling)'' Heh. I guess not. Just not your style, is it? ''(Kicks her again)''
* {{Deuteragonist}}: She and Joel are the two main characters of the game. WordOfGod is that by the end of the game, she's taken Joel's role as the protagonist. She returns in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUsPartII'' as the main PlayerCharacter.
* DisneyDeath: A brief example. Towards the end when Joel carries her out of the hospital he's confronted by Marlene, who tells him that Ellie would have wanted this (sacrificing herself for a vaccine) and he can "still do the right thing." Joel appears to be hesitating, and it then cuts to him driving on the road, making the player wonder for a moment if he let the Fireflies take Ellie after all. Then you hear her waking up in the backseat...
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: When she gets the drop on [[spoiler:David]], she makes damn sure he won't be getting up again; the impression is that she would have kept on stabbing until she exhausted herself completely if not for Joel's interruption.
* FanOfThePast: Loves old comic books and laments never having played a video-game.
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* FollowTheWhiteRabbit: A non-magic example. The beginning of Winter sees her hunting a deer, to which she's led straight to the leader of the cannibal group she and Joel encountered during Fall.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Averted. ''Left Behind'' explores just how much her best friend Riley meant to her, but seeing as the DLC was created some time after the main campaign, it explains why she practically never mentions or mourns Riley while traveling with Joel.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Being an idealistic teenager doesn't prevent Ellie from stabbing people to death with her switchblade, or cause her to hesitate in shooting people to save Joel.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: She has a scratch bisecting her right eyebrow, as well as bite marks from Infected on her right arm.
* HatesBeingAlone: She admits to Sam that this is her worst fear.
* HeroesLoveDogs: Implied to be a dog lover. Early concept art reveals the idea of her having a dog at some point in the game, and she briefly gets excited actually meeting some in the final game (when walking through the abandoned neighborhood with Joel, Henry and Sam). In contrast, the DLC has her reacting negatively to cats (though it's up for debate whether she just reacted to being scared, or to the cat as well.)
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after killing David. It takes some time for her to recover.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: A 14-year old girl traveling with a grizzled man in his late 40s/early 50s.
* HypocriticalHumor: Makes fun of Bill for talking to himself when she essentially does the same to calm herself down.
* TheImmune: As Joel finds out the hard way, so to speak. When she runs ahead into a spore-heavy area that Joel needs a gas mask to get through, she's able to breathe without any problems.
* InfantImmortality: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] - albeit non-canonically - during gameplay. Just 14 years old, but if you fail to protect her, the game's not afraid to show her being ripped to shreds by Infected, shot, stabbed, or beat to death by enemies no different from Joel.
* KleptomaniacHero: Ellie steals constantly throughout the game from apparent-allies, perhaps most notably [[spoiler:the picture of Joel and Sarah]]. It's not necessarily endearing, but she makes up for it with exasperating frankness.
* LittleMissBadass: To wit, she goes [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]] on the [[ImAHumanitarian Cannibals]] during the Winter level.
* LittleMissSnarker: With no functioning society in which to grow up, Ellie tends to act and make jokes of things girls her age don't stereotypically do..
* MeaningfulName: "Noble" or "shining light".
* MessianicArchetype: [[spoiler: The method that would be used to make a cure from her would end up killing her. Subverted when Joel decides to doom humanity just to save her]].
* MoralityPet: To Joel, who eventually sees her as a surrogate daughter.
* MundaneLuxury: Ellie loves to read old comic books, which are a rare find back in the quarantine zone.
* NaiveNewcomer: Having grown up in a dystopian world means Ellie has no concept of things like a job or money. Joel and other adults have to explain a lot of things to her.
* NoManLeftBehind: In the Pittsburgh chapter, after Henry leaves Joel to die since they can't help him up onto a truck after the ladder breaks off, with the scavengers on their heels in a truck mounted with a machine gun. She jumps back down to him because "We stick together!"
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Pretty much all of the days (weeks?) she spends taking care of Joel while the latter is badly injured. This includes stitching him up, making a makeshift sleigh hooked onto Callus to transport him with, riding through a snowstorm in search for a place to stay, moving him to the cellar of a cabin where she finds him a mattress and blanket, spending their time there hunting for food in the woods with a bow etc. You really have to remind yourself sometimes that she's 14 years old.
* OhCrap: She has this moment when David reveals that [[spoiler:he is the leader of the scavenger group that she and Joel had previously fought at the university]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Joel makes an off-hand guess if Ellie's twelve when he meets her, to which she corrects him on being fourteen.
* OneWomanArmy: No, [[LittleMissBadass seriously]]. Whether it's against men or infected, when she has no choice but to fend for herself, she uses a multitude of stealthy tactics, tricks, and weapons to mow them down ''one after the other''.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Basically says this to Joel when she finds out he plans to leave her with Tommy. In the past, she also silently pleaded with her best friend Riley not to leave with the Fireflies.
* PluckyGirl: Although she gradually becomes more cynical, [[spoiler:especially after [[BreakTheCutie her experiences with David in the Lakeside Resort chapter]]]].
* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Justified, in that the infection preceded her birth by six years, and downplayed. She has a smattering of knowledge on the old world comics and even video-game characters but doesn't know what a pizza, ice-cream truck or Bobby Fisher is. The scene with the cassette player also suggests she understandably can't connect music genres to their respective decades. Also, the scene at the university where Joel is explaining the rules of football to her.
* PromotedToPlayable: Ellie becomes a playable character in the Winter chapter. She's also the only playable character in the ''Left Behind'' DLC, and she returns as the main PlayerCharacter in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUsPartII''.
* ShutUpHannibal: When David is giving her a lecture, trying to make Ellie sympathize with him, she breaks his finger.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Her significance lies in being TheImmune in a ZombieApocalypse. It's what makes her the {{Deuteragonist}}.
* SirSwearsALot: Lady in her case. Ellie's dialogue contains the most common use of harsh swearing in the game compared to the other characters, who are more prone to having a single PrecisionFStrike, if even that.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: With Bill in the Lincoln chapter.
-->'''Ellie:''' We're here because you owe Joel some favors, and you can start by taking these off! (''referring to handcuffs dangling from her wrist'')\\
'''Bill:''' I owe Joel some favors... is this some kind of joke?\\
'''Joel:''' I'll cut to the chase: I need a car.\\
'''Bill:''' Well, it is a joke. Joel needs a car! Well, if I had one that works, which I sure as hell don't, what makes you think I'd just give it to you? Huh? "Yeah sure, Joel, go ahead, take my car! Take all my food too, while you're at it!"\\
'''Ellie:''' [[DeadpanSnarker By the looks of it, you could lose some of that food.]]\\
'''Bill:''' (''points knife at her'') You listen to me, you little shit -\\
'''Ellie:''' No, fuck you! You handcuffed me -\\
'''Joel:''' (''pulls Ellie aside'') I need you to ''shut up''.
** When Bill asks what was Joel's job:
-->'''Bill:''' What are ya deliverin', that little brat?\\
'''Ellie:''' Ha ha. Fuck you too.\\
'''Bill:''' (''[[ActuallyPrettyFunny suddenly cracks up]]'')
** While Bill, Joel, and Ellie look for a car to fix:
-->'''Ellie:''' [[TheWatson So...why don't you fix one of these cars?]] (''referring to the mass of broken down cars'')\\
'''Bill:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh my God, you're a genius. I mean the whole time, why on earth hadn't I thought about fixin' one of these cars?]]\\
'''Ellie:''' Okay, don't be a dick...\\
'''Bill:''' The tires are rotten and the batteries are dead.
* StraightGay: Over the course of "Left Behind" it's made very apparent that she and her best friend Riley are pretty intimate with one another, [[spoiler:culminating in a scene where Ellie kisses Riley]]. WordOfGod confirmed both of them being attracted to each other.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Ellie can't swim, so there are a number of puzzles that involve trying to get her across areas with water too deep to wade through.
* SurvivorGuilt: Kicks in during the ending - she mentions feeling guilty for all her companions who died during the story.
* TagAlongKid: Joel and Tess treat her like this at first, thinking that all they needed to do was deliver her to the fireflies and be done with her.
* TattooAsCharacterType: Is seen in the trailer for Part II with an flower pedal tattoo that crawls around her right forearm, presumably made to hide the scar from when she was bitten.
* TookALevelInBadass: Several during the story. [[spoiler:Then there's the Winter chapter..]].
* TwoferTokenMinority: In a cast full of mostly straight males (with the exception of Bill, who is gay), Ellie is female, confirmed to be gay in the ''Left Behind'' DLC, and apparently an atheist[=/=]agnostic based on her final conversation with Sam. Then again, Henry and David seem to be the only religious characters in the game, but she and Sam are the only ones to outright say they disbelieve in religion.
* TragicKeepsake: Several. Anna's knife, a letter from her mother given to her by Marlene when they first met, Riley's dog tag and book of puns, a toy Sam wanted to take with him. [[PlayingThePlayer A photo of Joel and Sarah]] for a while.
* WeakButSkilled: Ellie doesn't have the physical strength of Joel nor his stamina, but by making good use of stealth, she can be as much as a OneManArmy as him. Her unbreakable knife makes her much more effective against clickers. [[note]]While the way her knife kills can expose you when used against stalkers and human targets (if not timed properly so Ellie doesn't expose herself), it's much more silent than it looks, and it basically means Ellie can go around shanking clickers without alerting any infected via sound. As long as you aren't careless, you can essentially kill clickers repeatedly without having to worry about the knife breaking.[[/note]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Always has her trusty switchblade on her.
** To a lesser extent, the Beretta Model 70 Joel gives her. It's the only weapon she uses [[spoiler:when AI controlled]] that isn't her switchblade, with the exception of bricks.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She really hates water, since she can't swim.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She acts very mature for a 14 year old, though it's pretty justified seeing as she's been raised in a post-apocalyptic world.
* YouthfulFreckles: She has lots of energy for a kid who grew up in a hellhole, and would be considered a misfit in the old world.

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%%* ActionGirl
* ActionGirl: At only fourteen with no real BattleCouple: She and Tommy spend much time fighting experience, off Bandits and the occasional Infected.
* BigSisterInstinct: Like Tess,
she has to start the game as an ActionSurvivor instead. Part of her development is Joel trusting her to protect the two of them bonds with real firearms and combat. She graduates into this trope during the Winter level, where she is the only playable character at the start and end of it, as well as getting a one-on-one boss fight with [[spoiler:David.]] WordOfGod is that Ellie's character is basically the origin story of an ActionHero.
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent:
Ellie is playable for most of Winter, [[spoiler:when Joel is seriously wounded]] and she does the fighting all by herself.
* AntiHero: Goes from [[Analysis/AntiHero pragmatic to unscrupulous]] during the story.
* BadassAdorable: She may be absolutely cute, but it doesn't mean she can't fight on her own.
* BadassBoast:
** "Ellie is the little girl that '''broke your fucking finger!'''"
** In the DLC: "If anyone's still alive, don't even '''think''' about surprising me! You'll end up like your friends, you hear me!? '''Yeah!?'''"
** From the ''Part II'' trailer: "I'm gonna find, and I'm gonna kill, every last one of them."
* BadassBookworm: Likes to read books and comics and can hold her own in a fight.
* BadassGay: [[http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1ykno8/hi_were_neil_druckmann_creative_director_and/cflhcbi?context=3/Reddit Word of God]] confirmed they wrote ''Left Behind'' with the idea of Ellie being gay.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Despite her filthy vocabulary and hard-headed nature, she has a stronger moral compass than Joel. What she ''doesn't'' have is any illusion about how well a fourteen-year-old would do in a fair fight against desperate, hardened adult survivalists. [[CombatPragmatist So she never fights fair]]. And her switchblade isn't for show.
* BlessedWithSuck: Anyone she's gotten close to usually is bitten and either turns or dies. Since her body has been able to counter the fungal infection, she has had to watch people she's cared about tragically lose their lives to their bites.
* BloodSplatteredInnocents: Happens to her quite a bit, especially when hacking David up.
* BookDumb: While she loves reading comics and apparently stories in general (see below), her voice actor, Ashley Johnson, imagines that Ellie's the type of kid who wouldn't do well in school. Per the trope's description, however, she makes up for it with the 'street smarts' she eventually develops.
* {{Bookworm}}: She is obsessed with relics from the past culture and she states that she reads all the time.
* BrattyHalfPint: Starts out as a bit of one, especially in regards to Bill in the Lincoln chapter. She [[TookALevelInBadass gets better over the course of the game, though]]. She also serves as this for Riley in ''American Dreams''.
* BreakTheCutie: Courtesy of [[spoiler:David, who attempts to kill her, then molests her once he has the chance]].
* BringMyBrownPants: Ellie mentions soiling herself in an early encounter with a Clicker.
* BullyingADragon: Towards David. Despite her being behind bars and knowing that he isn't right in the head and/or is a cannibal, she breaks his finger and taunts him about it. As a result, David decides to kill her after all and it's only by luck that she momentarily distracts him from doing so by telling him she's infected.
* CatchPhrase: Might as well be the various expletives she lets out while watching Joel at work. Also ''Endure and survive'', which she got from a comic book. She also says "Oh, man!" and "Whoa Nelly!" a lot.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Originally, Ellie was going to be more of a normal, fragile 14-year old, (possibly to have her be more similar to Sarah), but as the game developed the writers figured her character would need to be more badass and capable of handling herself, lest she'd end up becoming a frequent DistressedDamsel. Ashley Johnson specifically helped in on this decision when discussing combat scenes with the creators where Ellie would originally be either easily caught or just stay in the background, pointing out that if it was her she would try to ''do'' something.
* CharacterTic: Whistling and making sounds as though jamming on a guitar.
* ChastityDagger: It's implied that David was trying to rape her towards the end of their fight. Too bad for him that his machete was within reach of Ellie's hand.
* ComingOfAgeStory: She's introduced as a plucky kid (albeit one who already has some serious trauma and cynicism under her belt), and ends the game on the cusp of womanhood. Compare her trying-too-hard toughness when she first meets Joel to how she interacts with him in the final cutscene.
* TheCutie: She's not sweet exactly, but is very lovable and produces most of the comic relief in the story.
* ClusterFBomb: All the time, mostly out of surprise. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=em_0fB0W1PE Exhibit A: Warning, contains minor spoilers]]
* CombatPragmatist: Learns from Joel, but she leaned that way before
almost immediately upon meeting him.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Officially, she's meant to resemble her voice actress, but many have noted how much she looks like Canadian actress Creator/EllenPage. She herself has even acknowledged [[https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1gxgfx/i_am_actress_ellen_page_amaa/caoslna this]].
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Though given the setting, it's hardly a surprise. Ellie herself implies that orphaned children are more common than not.
* DamselOutOfDistress: She's briefly captive by the cannibals during Winter, but manages to free herself before Joel can arrive in time to rescue
her, though it results in a pretty heavy case of BreakTheCutie.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Ellie's mother Anna is described as having been a very loving woman who had enough foresight to write a letter to Ellie before
offering her death. Ellie keeps it in food and taking her backpack, and expresses a desire to make her proud.
* DefiantToTheEnd: When she finds herself at David's mercy, he tells her that she can try and beg. She replies with "Fuck you."
* {{Determinator}}: Even more so than Joel himself, and she's fourteen. In her battle with [[spoiler:David]], she's struggling to crawl to her knife even as he taunts her.
-->'''[[spoiler:David]]''': (''Kicks her)'' It's okay to give up, you know. There ain't no shame in it. ''(Ellie continues crawling)'' Heh. I guess not. Just not your style, is it? ''(Kicks her again)''
* {{Deuteragonist}}: She and Joel are the two main characters of the game. WordOfGod is that by the end of the game, she's taken Joel's role as the protagonist. She returns in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUsPartII'' as the main PlayerCharacter.
* DisneyDeath: A brief example. Towards the end when Joel carries her out of the hospital he's confronted by Marlene, who tells him that Ellie would have wanted this (sacrificing herself for a vaccine) and he can "still do the right thing." Joel appears to be hesitating, and it then cuts to him driving on the road, making the player wonder for a moment if he let the Fireflies take Ellie after all. Then you hear her waking up in the backseat...
* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: When she gets the drop on [[spoiler:David]], she makes damn sure he won't be getting up again; the impression is that she would have kept on stabbing until she exhausted herself completely if not for Joel's interruption.
* FanOfThePast: Loves old comic books and laments never having played a video-game.
%% * FieryRedhead
* FollowTheWhiteRabbit: A non-magic example. The beginning of Winter sees her hunting a deer, to which she's led straight to the leader of the cannibal group she and Joel encountered during Fall.
* ForgottenFallenFriend: Averted. ''Left Behind'' explores just how much her best friend Riley meant to her, but seeing as the DLC was created some time after the main campaign, it explains why she practically never mentions or mourns Riley while traveling with Joel.
horseback riding.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Being an idealistic teenager doesn't prevent Ellie from stabbing people to death with her switchblade, or cause her to hesitate in shooting people to save Joel.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: She has a scratch bisecting her right eyebrow, as well as bite marks from Infected on her right arm.
* HatesBeingAlone: She admits to Sam that this is her worst fear.
* HeroesLoveDogs: Implied to be a dog lover. Early concept art reveals the idea of her having a dog at some point in the game, and
But she briefly gets excited actually is extremely protective of said community. Upon initially meeting some in the final game (when walking through the abandoned neighborhood with Joel, Henry and Sam). In contrast, the DLC has her reacting negatively to cats (though it's up for debate whether she just reacted to being scared, or to the cat as well.)
* HeroicBSOD: Has one after killing David. It takes some time for her to recover.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: A 14-year old girl traveling with a grizzled man in his late 40s/early 50s.
* HypocriticalHumor: Makes fun of Bill for talking to himself when she essentially does the same to calm herself down.
* TheImmune: As Joel finds out the hard way, so to speak. When she runs ahead into a spore-heavy area that Joel needs a gas mask to get through, she's able to breathe without any problems.
* InfantImmortality: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] - albeit non-canonically - during gameplay. Just 14 years old, but if you fail to protect her, the game's not afraid to show her being ripped to shreds by Infected, shot, stabbed, or beat to death by enemies no different from Joel.
* KleptomaniacHero: Ellie steals constantly throughout the game from apparent-allies, perhaps most notably [[spoiler:the picture of
Joel and Sarah]]. It's not necessarily endearing, but Ellie, [[ProperlyParanoid she makes up for it with exasperating frankness.
* LittleMissBadass: To wit, she goes [[OneManArmy One Girl Army]] on the [[ImAHumanitarian Cannibals]] during the Winter level.
* LittleMissSnarker: With no functioning society in which to grow up, Ellie tends to act
assumes they are hostile]] and make jokes of things girls her age don't stereotypically do..
* MeaningfulName: "Noble" or "shining light".
* MessianicArchetype: [[spoiler: The method that would be used
greets them at gunpoint, threatening to make a cure from her would end up killing her. Subverted when Joel decides to doom humanity just to save her]].
* MoralityPet: To Joel, who eventually sees her as a surrogate daughter.
* MundaneLuxury: Ellie loves to read old comic books, which are a rare find back in the quarantine zone.
* NaiveNewcomer: Having grown up in a dystopian world means Ellie has no concept of things like a job or money.
shoot unless they leave immediately. It is only after Tommy recognizes Joel and other adults have to explain a lot of things to her.
* NoManLeftBehind: In the Pittsburgh chapter, after Henry leaves Joel to die since
explains who they can't help him up onto a truck after the ladder breaks off, with the scavengers on their heels in a truck mounted with a machine gun. She jumps back down to him because "We stick together!"
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Pretty much all of the days (weeks?) she spends taking care of Joel while the latter is badly injured. This includes stitching him up, making a makeshift sleigh hooked onto Callus to transport him with, riding through a snowstorm in search for a place to stay, moving him to the cellar of a cabin where she finds him a mattress and blanket, spending their time there hunting for food in the woods with a bow etc. You really have to remind yourself sometimes
are that she's 14 years old.
she warms up and becomes friendly.
* OhCrap: She has this moment when David reveals that [[spoiler:he is the HappilyMarried: With Tommy.
* IronLady: Functions as a generally benevolent
leader of the scavenger group that she and Joel had previously fought at Jackson community, one of the university]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: Joel makes an off-hand guess if Ellie's twelve when he meets her, to which she corrects him on being fourteen.
* OneWomanArmy: No, [[LittleMissBadass seriously]]. Whether it's against men or infected, when she has no choice but to fend for herself, she uses a multitude of stealthy tactics, tricks, and weapons to mow them down ''one after the other''.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: Basically says this to Joel when she finds out he plans to leave her with Tommy. In the past, she also silently pleaded with her best friend Riley not to leave with the Fireflies.
* PluckyGirl: Although she gradually becomes more cynical, [[spoiler:especially after [[BreakTheCutie her experiences with David
few in the Lakeside Resort chapter]]]].
* PopCulturalOsmosisFailure: Justified, in that the infection preceded her birth by six years,
game to be self-sufficient and downplayed. She has a smattering of knowledge on the old world comics and even video-game characters but not ruled by martial law.
* UnkemptBeauty: Like Tess, she
doesn't know what a pizza, ice-cream truck or Bobby Fisher is. The scene with the cassette player also suggests she understandably can't connect music genres to their respective decades. Also, the scene at the university where Joel is explaining the rules of football to her.
* PromotedToPlayable: Ellie becomes a playable character in the Winter chapter. She's also the only playable character in the ''Left Behind'' DLC, and she returns as the main PlayerCharacter in ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUsPartII''.
* ShutUpHannibal: When David is giving her a lecture, trying to make Ellie sympathize with him, she breaks his finger.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Her significance lies in being TheImmune in a ZombieApocalypse. It's what makes her the {{Deuteragonist}}.
* SirSwearsALot: Lady in her case. Ellie's dialogue contains the most common use of harsh swearing in the game compared to the other characters, who are more prone to
look bad for having a single PrecisionFStrike, if even that.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: With Bill in the Lincoln chapter.
-->'''Ellie:''' We're here because you owe Joel some favors, and you can start by taking these off! (''referring to handcuffs dangling from her wrist'')\\
'''Bill:''' I owe Joel some favors... is this some kind of joke?\\
'''Joel:''' I'll cut to the chase: I need a car.\\
'''Bill:''' Well, it is a joke. Joel needs a car! Well, if I had one that works, which I sure as hell don't, what makes you think I'd just give it to you? Huh? "Yeah sure, Joel, go ahead, take my car! Take all my food too, while you're at it!"\\
'''Ellie:''' [[DeadpanSnarker By the looks of it, you could lose some of that food.]]\\
'''Bill:''' (''points knife at her'') You listen to me, you little shit -\\
'''Ellie:''' No, fuck you! You handcuffed me -\\
'''Joel:''' (''pulls Ellie aside'') I need you to ''shut up''.
** When Bill asks what was Joel's job:
-->'''Bill:''' What are ya deliverin', that little brat?\\
'''Ellie:''' Ha ha. Fuck you too.\\
'''Bill:''' (''[[ActuallyPrettyFunny suddenly cracks up]]'')
** While Bill, Joel, and Ellie look for a car to fix:
-->'''Ellie:''' [[TheWatson So...why don't you fix one of these cars?]] (''referring to the mass of broken down cars'')\\
'''Bill:''' [[SarcasmMode Oh my God, you're a genius. I mean the whole time, why on earth hadn't I thought about fixin' one of these cars?]]\\
'''Ellie:''' Okay, don't be a dick...\\
'''Bill:''' The tires are rotten and the batteries are dead.
* StraightGay: Over the course of "Left Behind" it's made very apparent that she and her best friend Riley are pretty intimate with one another, [[spoiler:culminating in a scene where Ellie kisses Riley]]. WordOfGod confirmed both of them being attracted to each other.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Ellie can't swim, so there are a number of puzzles that involve trying to get her across areas with water too deep to wade through.
* SurvivorGuilt: Kicks in during the ending - she mentions feeling guilty for all her companions who died during the story.
* TagAlongKid: Joel and Tess treat her like this at first, thinking that all they needed to do was deliver her to the fireflies and be done with her.
* TattooAsCharacterType: Is seen in the trailer for Part II with an flower pedal tattoo that crawls around her right forearm, presumably made to hide the scar from when she was bitten.
* TookALevelInBadass: Several during the story. [[spoiler:Then there's the Winter chapter..]].
* TwoferTokenMinority: In a cast full of mostly straight males (with the exception of Bill, who is gay), Ellie is female, confirmed to be gay in the ''Left Behind'' DLC, and apparently an atheist[=/=]agnostic based on her final conversation with Sam. Then again, Henry and David seem to be the only religious characters in the game, but she and Sam are the only ones to outright say they disbelieve in religion.
* TragicKeepsake: Several. Anna's knife, a letter from her mother given to her by Marlene when they first met, Riley's dog tag and book of puns, a toy Sam wanted to take with him. [[PlayingThePlayer A photo of Joel and Sarah]] for a while.
* WeakButSkilled: Ellie doesn't have the physical strength of Joel nor his stamina, but by making good use of stealth, she can be as much as a OneManArmy as him. Her unbreakable knife makes her much more effective against clickers. [[note]]While the way her knife kills can expose you when used against stalkers and human targets (if not timed properly so Ellie doesn't expose herself), it's much more silent than it looks, and it basically means Ellie can go around shanking clickers without alerting any infected via sound. As long as you aren't careless, you can essentially kill clickers repeatedly without having to worry about the knife breaking.[[/note]]
* WeaponOfChoice: Always has her trusty switchblade on her.
** To a lesser extent, the Beretta Model 70 Joel gives her. It's the only weapon she uses [[spoiler:when AI controlled]] that isn't her switchblade, with the exception of bricks.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She really hates water, since she can't swim.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: She acts very mature for a 14 year old, though it's pretty justified seeing as she's been raised
lived in a post-apocalyptic world.
world for the past twenty years.
* YouthfulFreckles: She ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Implied. After Tommy tells her he has lots made up his mind to take [[spoiler:Ellie]] the rest of energy for a kid who grew up in a hellhole, the way to the Fireflies, she bitterly warns Joel "If anything, ''anything'' at all happens to him, it's on you." Joel later jokingly states that the reason he decides to take Ellie to the Fireflies himself is because Maria "kinda scares me" and he would be considered a misfit in the old world.rather not face her potential wrath.



!The Fireflies

[[folder:In General]]
!!The Fireflies

* NecessarilyEvil: They have claimed responsibility for a couple of bombings. They can also prove to be as deadly as the Hunters.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Fireflies's attempts to overthrow the military and restore democracy has led to several human holdouts to fall to the infected and bandits.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: They will undertake any action no matter how extreme to return power to the people, even if it means killing innocents both directly and indirectly by their actions.
* SavingTheWorld: The Fireflies are dedicated to restoring humanity and democratic rule, staging attacks on the military as well as researching into a vaccine against the spores. They need Ellie for that. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, [[WouldHurtAChild this means dissecting her.]] A document you can find implies this isn't the first time they've done so]].
** [[spoiler:Their attacks on the military also cause cities to become defenseless against bandit gangs and hordes of infected.]]
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Despite having the same goal of protecting what is left of the human race, the Fireflies concentrate most of their efforts on overthrowing the US military and reinstate democracy as the last holdouts of humanity are under strict martial law, causing several cities to be lost to the infected and bandits in the crossfire.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: They're the only people wanting to save the human race and study the Cordyceps infection. They even tested the infection on monkeys and a few died as a result. They are perfectly willing to fight the soldiers and [[spoiler:sacrifice a teenage girl's life for the sake of creating a cure]].
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Unlike the military, who are simply trying to maintain control and destroy threats, the Fireflies want to "rise from the ashes" and restore civilization to what it once was.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marlene]]
!!Marlene
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/marlene_last_7231.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"There is no other choice here."'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Merle Dandridge (English), Creator/RomiPark (Japanese), Mara Campanelli (Latin America)

Leader of the Fireflies. She enlists Joel and Tess's help in smuggling Ellie out of Boston.

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!The Fireflies

[[folder:In General]]
!!The Fireflies

* NecessarilyEvil: They have claimed responsibility for a couple of bombings. They can also prove to be as deadly as the Hunters.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: The Fireflies's attempts to overthrow the military and restore democracy has led to several human holdouts to fall to the infected and bandits.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: They will undertake any action no matter how extreme to return power to the people, even if it means killing innocents both directly and indirectly by their actions.
* SavingTheWorld: The Fireflies are dedicated to restoring humanity and democratic rule, staging attacks on the military as well as researching into a vaccine against the spores. They need Ellie for that. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, [[WouldHurtAChild this means dissecting her.]] A document you can find implies this isn't the first time they've done so]].
** [[spoiler:Their attacks on the military also cause cities to become defenseless against bandit gangs and hordes of infected.]]
* WeAREStrugglingTogether: Despite having the same goal of protecting what is left of the human race, the Fireflies concentrate most of their efforts on overthrowing the US military and reinstate democracy as the last holdouts of humanity are under strict martial law, causing several cities to be lost to the infected and bandits in the crossfire.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: They're the only people wanting to save the human race and study the Cordyceps infection. They even tested the infection on monkeys and a few died as a result. They are perfectly willing to fight the soldiers and [[spoiler:sacrifice a teenage girl's life for the sake of creating a cure]].
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Unlike the military, who are simply trying to maintain control and destroy threats, the Fireflies want to "rise from the ashes" and restore civilization to what it once was.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Marlene]]
!!Marlene
!David's Group

[[folder:David]]
!!David
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/marlene_last_7231.png]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"There is no other choice here."'']]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/david_last_6023.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''[[ContrivedCoincidence "Everything happens for a reason."]]'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Merle Dandridge Creator/NolanNorth (English), Creator/RomiPark Creator/ToruOkawa (Japanese), Mara Campanelli Pedro Ruiz (Latin America)

->''"You know I love how you think that you're better than this. Better than us. But you're not."''

Leader of a pack of scavengers in Colorado, with whom Ellie briefly teams up. He turns out to be a cannibal, while the Fireflies. She enlists people Joel and Tess's help in smuggling Ellie out fought in the university were members of Boston.his group.



* ActionGirl: The leader of the Fireflies.
%%* ActionSurvivor
* AintTooProudToBeg: When at his mercy, she pleads with Joel to let her live. It doesn't work.
* AntiVillain[=/=]AntiHero: Of the well-intentioned kind. Finding a vaccine trumps Ellie's life - although she decides so not without questioning herself.
* BigBad: Subverted. She's not evil, it's just by the endgame her goals and motivations no longer align with Joel's.
* BigBadFriend: To Joel, at first.
* BoomHeadshot: How Joel deals with her in their final confrontation.
%%* DarkActionGirl
* DespairEventHorizon: Reaches it about a month before Ellie and Joel find the Fireflies.
* HeroAntagonist: Possibly, since her goal at the end of the story is to cure the zombie infection. Unfortunately that means the death of Ellie, and Joel's having none of that.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Her attitude towards Ellie's surgery.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Though Joel's reaction is understandable, Marlene's decision to sacrifice Ellie's life could have possibly saved mankind and ended the Cordyceps infection once and for all.
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Her treatment of Riley in ''American Dreams'' is proof enough.]]
* LikeADaughterToMe: Like Joel, she thinks of Ellie as a daughter… but doesn't let her feelings prevent her from sacrificing Ellie's life in order to obtain a cure.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She could have just killed Joel after after separating him from Ellie, as he'd been knocked out and was in no position to fight back. However, she decides to take the [[HonorBeforeReason honorable]] course of action and not only spares his life, but honestly explains to him that Ellie will have to die if a cure for the infection is to be made. She feels that Joel is the only other person who might be able to understand the weight of her decision, and even after he refuses to listen to her, she'd rather have him escorted out instead of outright killed. However, Joel decides to violently rebel against her decision, and ends up effectively annihilating the Fireflies, herself included, as a result.
** This also applies to her final confrontation with Joel, as despite his rampage against the Fireflies she's reluctant to kill him, and she begs him to peacefully return Ellie to her. This ends up getting her killed.
* ParentalSubstitute: She apparently became something of a surrogate mother to Ellie after the death of her biological mother.
* RebelLeader: And she has a tough time of it.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler: To Riley in ''American Dreams''.]]
* TragicVillain: Her actions during the last level are heavily implied to be out of desperation after losing nearly all her men.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], the other [[LaResistance Fireflies]] wanted to kill Joel, but she wouldn't let them. She felt [[PapaWolf Joel]] was the only person who could understand the weight of [[WellIntentionedExtremist her decision]].
* VoiceOfTheResistance: She can be heard making radio broadcasts in the game's intro, encouraging survivors to join the Fireflies and reminding them to "look for the light".
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sacrifice one little girl's life to save the remnants of mankind? Even if that little girl is close to being her own daughter? It's the mission of the Fireflies to save the world, whatever it takes.
* WildHair: Even in the post apocalyptic environs, she has noticeably less-kempt hair than the other characters. It does a lot to communicate the stress she's under.

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* ActionGirl: The ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Most of his men agree that making them chase after a single, dangerous, and possibly infected girl in a blizzard is crazy.
* AmbiguouslyChristian: While he and Ellie are fleeing from infected, he can be heard telling her to watch her language, and after shooting infected he'll sometimes say "Lord, forgive them." He also states to be under the belief that "everything happens for a reason".
** He admits during his fight with Ellie that she momentarily "shook his faith", and the developer's commentary describes him as someone who believes he's been chosen by a higher power. A banner hung in the steakhouse, possibly written by him, reads "When we are in need, he shall provide!".
* ArcVillain: He is the
leader of the Fireflies.
%%* ActionSurvivor
Cannibals whom you fight during Autumn and Winter, and you fight David himself in the [[ClimaxBoss climax]] of the Winter chapter.
* AintTooProudToBeg: When at AttemptedRape: Tries it on Ellie. He gets a fatal case of machete in the face for his mercy, she pleads with Joel to let her live. It troubles. Even earlier than that, it's made clear he's initially interested in Ellie for physically intimate reasons, which is the first time his AffablyEvil façade cracks before a full out VillainousBreakdown.
* AxCrazy: The result of his VillainousBreakdown. He completely ignores his own safety in favor of finding Ellie.
* BadassNormal: David might be a cruel, cannibalistic deviant and he
doesn't work.
* AntiVillain[=/=]AntiHero: Of the well-intentioned kind. Finding
look particularly tough but he's a vaccine trumps Ellie's life - although she decides so not without questioning herself.
* BigBad: Subverted. She's not evil, it's just by the endgame her goals
slippery bastard. He takes out numerous Runners and motivations no longer align with Joel's.
* BigBadFriend: To Joel, at first.
* BoomHeadshot: How Joel deals with her in their final confrontation.
%%* DarkActionGirl
* DespairEventHorizon: Reaches it about a month before Ellie
Clickers, and Joel find the Fireflies.
* HeroAntagonist: Possibly, since her goal at the end of the story is to cure the zombie infection. Unfortunately that means the death of Ellie, and Joel's having none of that.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: Her attitude towards Ellie's surgery.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Though Joel's reaction is understandable, Marlene's decision to sacrifice Ellie's life could have possibly saved mankind and ended the Cordyceps infection once and for all.
* KnightTemplar: [[spoiler:Her treatment of Riley in ''American Dreams'' is proof enough.]]
* LikeADaughterToMe: Like Joel, she thinks of Ellie as a daughter… but doesn't let her feelings prevent her from sacrificing Ellie's life in order to obtain a cure.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: She could have just killed Joel after after separating him from Ellie, as he'd been knocked out and was in no position to fight back. However, she decides to take the [[HonorBeforeReason honorable]] course of action and not only spares his life, but honestly explains to him that Ellie will have to die if a cure for the infection is to be made. She feels that Joel
is the only other person who might be able member of his group to understand successfully get the weight drop on Ellie.
* BaitTheDog: He initially appears to have befriended Ellie... only to turn out to be a ephebophile.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a pretty thick beard that accentuates his thin face.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Starts off polite and well-mannered, and as an ally... until he reveals that he's the leader
of the Cannibals Joel and Ellie fought in the University.
* ClimaxBoss: His fight with Ellie completes the arc, the season, and the scenario.
* EnemyMine: Played with. He and Ellie team up to defend a buck that Ellie killed, while maintaining an uneasy relationship due to Ellie not knowing if he is on
her decision, side or not - but David knows she is responsible for the deaths of several of his men. He still wants her on his side, but he needs to convince her to prove she's not a threat to his group.
* {{Ephebophile}}: He's heavily implied to be this, just short of outright-stated. He's the only one of the group that wants to keep Ellie alive,
and even after his behavior toward her certainly calls to mind grooming techniques.
* EvilCounterpart: He's very similar to Joel, in that
he refuses invokes "IDidWhatIHadToDo" as justification for certain questionable actions, and seems a possible candidate for "surrogate father" with Joel missing (at first, anyway), though he and Joel differ in significant ways. Joel tries to listen be as detached from others as possible, whereas David took it upon him to lead a community; Joel believes that his survival is in part due to luck, whereas David explicitly states that he does not believe in luck; and the reasons they concern themselves with Ellie are pretty much completely opposite. Also, when Joel first meets Ellie, he's cold and indifferent towards her, she'd rather have him escorted out instead of outright killed. However, while David is polite and friendly. Joel decides to violently rebel against her decision, and ends up effectively annihilating the Fireflies, herself included, as however is a result.back-and-forth JerkWithAHeartOfGold while David is said BitchInSheepsClothing.
** This also applies to her final confrontation with Joel, * FamilyValuesVillain: Has shades of this, such as despite his rampage against the Fireflies she's reluctant to kill him, and she begs him to peacefully return when he scolds Ellie to her. This ends up getting for not being upfront and honest about her killed.
* ParentalSubstitute: She apparently became something of a surrogate mother
name and background with him after having just ''admitted to being a cannibal''.
* FauxAffablyEvil: David is soft-spoken and polite, even while admitting to being a cannibal.
* {{Fingore}}: Gets his finger broken by
Ellie after creepily putting the death of her biological mother.
moves on her.
* RebelLeader: And she has a tough time of it.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: [[spoiler: To Riley in ''American Dreams''.]]
* TragicVillain: Her actions during the last level are heavily implied to be out of desperation after losing nearly all her men.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], the other [[LaResistance Fireflies]] wanted to kill Joel, but she
HoistByHisOwnPetard: Had it not been for his machete, Ellie most likely wouldn't let them. She felt [[PapaWolf Joel]] was have been able to defend herself from him.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The reasoning he gives Ellie for his cannibal lifestyle.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Towards
the only person who could understand end of his and Ellie's cat-and-mouse chase where he's left with the weight of [[WellIntentionedExtremist upper hand, he starts taunting her decision]].
* VoiceOfTheResistance: She can be heard making radio broadcasts in the game's intro, encouraging survivors
and hints that he plans to rape her before killing her.
* IfICantHaveYou: To a degree with Ellie. When his attempts to make her
join his group fail (and after she breaks his finger), he decides to kill her.
* ImAHumanitarian: David is a cannibal, leading an entire group of like-minded human-eating psychopaths.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: He misses Ellie at point blank range. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] due to
the Fireflies aforementioned {{Fingore}} incident and reminding them therefore shooting with his non-dominant hand.
* IWantThemAlive: He orders his {{mooks}}
to "look for the light".
capture Ellie alive, but [[spoiler:James overrides this order, leading David to catch her himself]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sacrifice one KarmicDeath: He tells Ellie he's going to chop her into little girl's life to save pieces. His fate had this threat turned around on his face.
* KickTheDog: In
the remnants of mankind? Even if final boss fight, he faux-apologizes to Ellie about his men killing her horse, Callus, and then promptly "reassures" her that little girl is close to being they will make good use of his remains for food. And of course, there's the fact that he literally kicks her own daughter? several times while she is on the ground.
* LeanAndMean: David is noticeably thinner both around the body and the face in comparison to other characters like Joel or even his underling, James.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty:
It's the mission implied that his community turned to cannibalism mostly out of the Fireflies to save the world, sheer hunger. David, who had no intention of letting his people starve, merely did whatever it takes.
took to keep them fed.
* WildHair: Even NotSoDifferent: Invokes it when he puts Ellie in jail before she calls him an animal. David says they both kill to survive; he simply gets more use out of what he kills.
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Eventually subverted, since there ''does'' turn out to be a good reason, albeit an unseemly one, for
the post apocalyptic environs, teenage Ellie becoming his nemesis.
* RasputinianDeath: To a degree. During Ellie's BossFight with him, he suffers several lethal stabs from her that should at least have slowed him down or rendered him unable to move, yet he's still able to get up, [[KickTheDog kick her twice]] and attempt to rape her before
she has noticeably less-kempt hair than finally finishes him by surprise cutting him and then rage chopping at his head.
* TheUnfettered: He all but describes himself as such when he discusses why he and his community have turned to cannibalism.
-->'''David:''' We have to take care of our own. By any means necessary.
* VillainousBreakdown: Gets more and more unhinged
the other characters. It does a lot to communicate longer Ellie interacts with him. By the stress she's under.end, he's become a bestial lunatic.
* VillainousCrush: On Ellie. This is the reason why he wants her alive.
* WeCanRuleTogether: He makes a point of capturing Ellie alive, and repeatedly offers to protect her and talk the rest of his group into letting her join them. She breaks his finger in response.
* WhamLine: "...and get this, he's ... a crazy man, travelling... ''with a little girl."''



[[folder:Ethan]]
!!Ethan
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (original), René Sagastume (Latin America)

A Firefly in Salt Lake City, one of Marlene's right-hand men.

* {{Jerkass}}: Knocks Joel out while he was trying to save Ellie (it's heavily implied that the only reason he or the other Firefly saved her is because they realized it was her, and would have left Joel behind if not for Marlene's interference).
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Sticks around for about five minutes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Riley]]
!!Riley Abel
->'''Voiced By:''' Yaani King (English), Creator/MutsumiTamura (Japanese), Natalia Rosminati (Latin America)

--> ''"Come on, when have we ever gotten into trouble?"''

Ellie's best friend seen in ''The Last of Us: American Dreams'' who later appears in the "Left Behind" DLC.

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[[folder:Ethan]]
!!Ethan
[[folder:James]]
!!James
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (original), René Sagastume (Latin America)

A Firefly in Salt Lake City, one
Creator/ReubenLangdon

David's right-hand-man and a fellow member
of Marlene's right-hand men.

* {{Jerkass}}: Knocks Joel out while he was trying to save Ellie (it's heavily implied that
the only reason he or the other Firefly saved her is because they realized it was her, cannibal faction. Though loyal enough, he's increasingly dissatisfied with David's attitude, and would have left Joel behind if not for Marlene's interference).
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Sticks around for about five minutes.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Riley]]
!!Riley Abel
->'''Voiced By:''' Yaani King (English), Creator/MutsumiTamura (Japanese), Natalia Rosminati (Latin America)

--> ''"Come on, when have we ever gotten into trouble?"''

Ellie's best friend seen in ''The Last of Us: American Dreams'' who later appears in the "Left Behind" DLC.
overrides his leadership several times.



* BigDamnHeroes: Her introduction in ''American Dreams'' is through saving Ellie from bullies trying to take her walkman... only to steal it from her herself. She gives it back when Ellie confronts her about it though.
%%* BlackBestFriend: To Ellie.
* BullyHunter: She first got to know Ellie when stopping a bunch of bullies from beating her up.
* BuryYourGays: She and Ellie are bit not 10 minutes after sharing their first kiss.
* ChildSoldiers: She joins the Fireflies at age 15. She doesn't consider it soldier work though, as she tells Ellie that she refuses to become a soldier for the military.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* DeathByOriginStory: While her actual fate isn't made clear, it's clear that she isn't around by the time of the main game.
* FanOfThePast: Video games, music and vampires are mentioned among other things.
* FirstLove: To Ellie.
* MeaningfulName: "Courageous"
* TomboyishName: Though technically unisex, Riley is commonly a boy's name.
* TwoferTokenMinority: She's black, female and gay.
* TheUnreveal: Her eventual fate as to whether she was killed by Ellie or remained as a Runner is never explained.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Her introduction in ''American Dreams'' is through saving Ellie from bullies trying to take her walkman... only to steal it from her herself. She gives it back when Ellie confronts her about it though.
%%* BlackBestFriend: TheButcher
%%* CoolHat
* TheDragon:
To Ellie.
David.
* BullyHunter: She first got to know Ellie when stopping a bunch of bullies from beating her up.
* BuryYourGays: She
DragonWithAnAgenda: It's suggested that he's not satisfied with David's leadership, and Ellie are bit not 10 minutes after sharing their first kiss.
* ChildSoldiers: She joins the Fireflies at age 15. She
both undermines and overrides his boss's orders on several occasions. That said, David doesn't consider it soldier work though, think badly of James, referring to him as she tells a "good kid" who's just doing his job.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Not that David is inept, but James is ruthless and efficient, a skilled butcher, and takes no chances. Of course, as irony would have it, he dies because he freaks out and loses his cool.
* ImAHumanitarian: He's a cannibal like the rest of his group.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* {{Revenge}}: He wanted to kill Joel and
Ellie that she refuses to become a soldier for what they had done to members of his faction at the military.
university.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
ThoseTwoBadGuys
* DeathByOriginStory: While her actual fate isn't made clear, it's clear that she isn't SatelliteCharacter: He's pretty much a {{Mook}} with a name and unique character model, and his characterization such as it is revolves around by the time of the main game.
* FanOfThePast: Video games, music
David and vampires are mentioned among other things.
their group.
* FirstLove: To Ellie.
* MeaningfulName: "Courageous"
* TomboyishName: Though technically unisex, Riley is commonly a boy's name.
* TwoferTokenMinority: She's black, female and gay.
* TheUnreveal: Her eventual fate as to whether she was killed by
VillainousBreakdown: He loses his cool when Ellie or remained as a Runner is never explained. bites David, which gives her the opening to shank him to death and flee.
* WouldHurtAChild: Was happy to execute Ellie on sight, and overrides David's attempts to take her in alive by ordering their men to kill her.



!Tommy's Group

[[folder:Tommy]]
!!Tommy
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tommy_last_1899.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[TimeSkip You got fucking old.]]"'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Jeffrey Pierce (English), Creator/HirokiTakahashi (Japanese), Martín Gopan (Latin America)

Joel's younger brother. They've split up some time after the outbreak due to ideological differences.

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!Tommy's Group

[[folder:Tommy]]
!!Tommy

!Other Humans

[[folder:Tess]]
!!Tess
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tommy_last_1899.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tess_last_441.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[TimeSkip [[caption-width-right:350:''"Lady? You got fucking old.]]"'']]
must be thinking of someone else."'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Jeffrey Pierce Creator/AnnieWersching (English), Creator/HirokiTakahashi Creator/AtsukoTanaka (Japanese), Martín Gopan Jimena Vallejos (Latin America)

->''"Guess what, we're shitty people, Joel. It's been that way for a long time."''

Joel's younger brother. They've split up partner in crime while he's in Boston. It's implied that they were an item some time after the outbreak due to ideological differences.before.



* TheAtoner: His decision to take Ellie and embark on what amounts to a suicide mission is implied to be motivated by a desire to assuage his guilty conscience over being unable to save Sarah at the beginning of the outbreak. It's also implied that he has serious regrets from both doing what had to be done to survive in the early years of the outbreak and his involvement with the Fireflies.
* BigDamnHeroes: Tragically half and half in the prologue. He manages to save Joel from being gunned down by a soldier ordered to kill him but is too late to save Sarah.
* GetOut: Basically his last words to Joel in-between the TimeSkip. By the time they meet again a few years later, he's happy to see Joel, but it's clear that their relationship is strained over what he and Joel did during the outbreak.
* GoodIsNotSoft: That all said, he's also not afraid to kill anyone who threatens those he cares about.
* HappilyMarried: With Maria, leader of the survivors occupying the power plant near Jackson, Wyoming.
* NiceGuy: Of all the named characters, he's by far the most selfless. In the prologue, he wants to pull over their car to help a couple and their child (Joel stops him, though Sarah thinks he should've helped them anyway) and he almost sacrifices himself blocking a door being pounded by Infected to get Joel and Sarah to safety. [[spoiler: When you meet him in the game, not only has he helped establish a community free from martial law, murderous hunters and Infected, but he's willing to defend this community with his life and then ready to embark on a suicide mission with only a bit of prompting from his brother.]]
* NoodleIncident: Whatever happened between Tommy and Joel that led to them breaking apart and not seeing each other for years.
* TookALevelInBadass: Implied when you finally meet him - he's settled down and devotes his energy to protecting a community at a power plant. Of course he's shown some tendencies before hand such as managing to survive and hold off a group of infected chasing Joel, Sarah and him on the day of the outbreak.
* VerbalTic: Like his brother, he is fond of saying "goddamn(it)". [[SharedFamilyQuirks It must run in the family]].

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* TheAtoner: His decision ActionGirl: Her combat skills rivals Joel's. When the latter asks her if two men who ambushed her are still alive, her reply is a snickered "Now that's funny."
* ActionSurvivor: Doesn't mess around? Willing
to take shoot first in a situation if it doesn't look like talking will get anywhere? Tough as nails? Oh yeah, she's this.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: She gets bit while the trio are fighting their way through an old museum, but decides to pull a HeroicSacrifice before turning completely.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: After she reveals she's bitten, she states to Joel she refuses to turn into a fungus mutant and decides to make her last moments useful by stalling the army for as long as she can.
* BigSisterInstinct: She bonds with
Ellie and embark on what amounts to a suicide mission is implied to be motivated by lot easier than Joel.
%%* DyingAsYourself
* HeelRealization: She had hers
a desire to assuage his guilty conscience over being unable to save Sarah at long time ago, if the beginning of the outbreak. following line is anything to go by:
-->"We're shitty people, Joel.
It's also implied been that he has serious regrets from both doing what had to be done to survive in the early years of the outbreak and his involvement with the Fireflies.
way for a long time."
* BigDamnHeroes: Tragically half and half in the prologue. He manages to save Joel from being gunned down by a soldier ordered to kill him but is too late to save Sarah.
* GetOut: Basically his last words to Joel in-between the TimeSkip. By the time they meet again a few years later, he's happy to see Joel, but it's clear that their relationship is strained over what he and Joel did during the outbreak.
* GoodIsNotSoft: That all said, he's also not afraid to kill anyone who threatens those he cares about.
* HappilyMarried: With Maria, leader of the survivors occupying the power plant near Jackson, Wyoming.
* NiceGuy: Of all the named characters, he's by far the most selfless. In the prologue, he wants to pull over their car to help a couple and their child (Joel stops him, though Sarah thinks he should've helped them anyway) and he almost sacrifices himself blocking a door being pounded by Infected to get Joel and Sarah to safety.
HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: When you meet him in She pulls one so that Joel and Ellie can escape the game, not only has he helped establish a community free capital building before the military gets them ''while bitten from martial law, murderous hunters and Infected, but he's willing to defend this community with his life and then ready to embark on a suicide mission with only a bit of prompting from his brother.the neck''. Luckily, she didn't turn.]]
* NoodleIncident: Whatever happened between Tommy LastStand: Spends her last moments holding off the military so Joel and Ellie can escape.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Her constant verbal sparring with Joel in the first two chapters. WordOfGod even states she's the one person Joel trusts in the world. [[spoiler:And of course, things take a tragic turn soon after]].
%%* MessyHair
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The player might catch the hint of something being wrong after the run through the museum when Tess suddenly acts even more brash and aggressive than before. It's left up to speculation whether it's just due to stress (and the impending death sentence) or it's the Cordyceps slowly growing strong...
* {{Retirony}}: A temporary and mixed form of this. Eventually after saying to
Joel that led she's considering taking Joel's past offer to them breaking apart lay low and not seeing each other relax after their usual scavenging routine, she is bitten by an Infected.
* UnkemptBeauty: For having lived in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic world]]
for years.
so long, she's pretty damn good-looking.
* TookALevelInBadass: Implied when you finally meet him - he's settled down VillainsDyingGrace: Not a villain in the narrative sense, but in Tess's own words, she and devotes his energy to protecting a community at a power plant. Of course he's shown some tendencies before hand such as managing to survive Joel are "shitty people." Once she finds out why the Fireflies need Ellie smuggled, she becomes very personally invested in what was initially just another job, and hold off after getting bitten, her Dying Grace to the world is trying her damndest to convince Joel to see the job through to the end after she's gone.
* ZombieInfectee: Noticeably after getting through the museum, she seems
a group of bit more solemn and apprehensive until they reach the meeting spot with the Fireflies where she is forced to reveal that she'd been infected chasing Joel, Sarah and him on the day of the outbreak.
* VerbalTic: Like his brother, he is fond of saying "goddamn(it)". [[SharedFamilyQuirks It must run in the family]].
an hour ago.



[[folder:Maria]]
!!Maria
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/225px-maria_8484.png]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''"[Shooting you] would've been embarrassing, considering you're my brother-in-law."'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Ashley Scott (English), Creator/MasumiAsano (Japanese)

Leader of the survivors' community in Jackson, Wyoming and the wife of Tommy.

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[[folder:Maria]]
!!Maria
[[quoteright:225:http://static.
[[folder:Bill]]
!!Bill
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/225px-maria_8484.png]]
[[caption-width-right:225:''"[Shooting you] would've been embarrassing, considering you're my brother-in-law."'']]
->'''Voiced
org/pmwiki/pub/images/bill_last_5948.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[HumansAreBastards It's the normal people that scare me.]]"'']]
->'''Played
By:''' Ashley Scott Creator/WEarlBrown (English), Creator/MasumiAsano (Japanese)

Leader
Atsuki Tani (Japanese), Lucas Medina (Latin America)

->''"Once upon a time, I had somebody that I cared about... It was a partner. Somebody I had to look after. And in this world, that sort
of shit's good for one thing: Gettin' you killed. So you know what I did? I wizened the survivors' community in Jackson, Wyoming fuck up, and the wife of Tommy.realized it's got to be just me."''

Joel and Tess's frequent supplier and asocial survivalist, located in Lincoln, Massachusetts.



%%* ActionGirl
* BattleCouple: She and Tommy spend much time fighting off Bandits and the occasional Infected.
* BigSisterInstinct: Like Tess, she bonds with Ellie almost immediately upon meeting her, offering her food and taking her horseback riding.
* GoodIsNotSoft: But she is extremely protective of said community. Upon initially meeting Joel and Ellie, [[ProperlyParanoid she assumes they are hostile]] and greets them at gunpoint, threatening to shoot unless they leave immediately. It is only after Tommy recognizes Joel and explains who they are that she warms up and becomes friendly.
* HappilyMarried: With Tommy.
* IronLady: Functions as a generally benevolent leader of the Jackson community, one of the few in the game to be self-sufficient and not ruled by martial law.
* UnkemptBeauty: Like Tess, she doesn't look bad for having lived in a post-apocalyptic world for the past twenty years.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Implied. After Tommy tells her he has made up his mind to take [[spoiler:Ellie]] the rest of the way to the Fireflies, she bitterly warns Joel "If anything, ''anything'' at all happens to him, it's on you." Joel later jokingly states that the reason he decides to take Ellie to the Fireflies himself is because Maria "kinda scares me" and he would rather not face her potential wrath.

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%%* ActionGirl
* BattleCouple: She and Tommy spend much time fighting off Bandits and ActionSurvivor: Of the occasional Infected.
* BigSisterInstinct: Like Tess, she bonds
survivalist type, however, his attitude ended up with Ellie almost immediately upon meeting her, offering her food and taking her horseback riding.
his partner Frank leaving him.
* GoodIsNotSoft: AmbiguousDisorder: He's a paranoid, asocial loner who talks to himself frequently. Joel describes him as a little "unstable".
* BadassBeard: Bill is an ass-kicking CrazySurvivalist with a beard to match.
* BadassGay: Perfectly capable of holding his own against the infected.
* BigDamnHeroes: Makes his entrance by saving Joel from an infected. Granted it was due to one of ''his'' traps.
But she is extremely protective still...
* CrazyPrepared: He has a ton
of supplies, he traps the city so heavily that it's even explicitly said community. Upon initially meeting that it's ''his'' and manages to manipulate the infected horde through those traps to act as a sort of defense.
* CrazySurvivalist: The crazy part is downplayed, as he is very asocial and eccentric, but seems otherwise fairly grounded. As someone who voluntarily lives alone in an area rife with Infected, being a serious survivalist is the ''sane'' option.
* GetOut: After surviving the whole ordeal to get a working battery for a car. This is the last thing he says to
Joel and Ellie, [[ProperlyParanoid she assumes Ellie when they part ways.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Tries to hide his despair at seeing Frank's body, and reading his last letter revealing Frank's insults towards him wanting to stay in the city.
* InkSuitActor: Earl and Bill
are hostile]] and greets them at gunpoint, threatening to shoot unless the spitting image of each other.
* {{Jerkass}}: Has no patience for anyone whatsoever, especially for Ellie who he consistently treats like crap throughout the time
they leave immediately. It is only after Tommy recognizes journey towards the school for supplies. [[spoiler:Likewise his former "partner", Frank, couldn't stand him and tried to escape the town with Bill's last remaining car battery]].
* JerkassHasAPoint: Due to the massive amount of infected showing up during their mission to raid the school, Bill points out that Ellie's right when she claims that she should be armed with a gun as well to help cover for both
Joel and explains who they are Bill. His point is proven when [[spoiler:Joel is almost killed in the Pittsburgh Hotel by a hunter, and had only survived because Ellie intervened by putting a bullet to the hunter's head]].
** He also makes a point of being detached from other people in general, so much so
that he outwardly brushes off the death of his partner Frank. [[spoiler: But given what both Joel and Marlene are willing to do out of concern for others, and what happens when Joel and Ellie bond with Henry and Sam, it's not hard to understand why he feels that way]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his sour attitude, he does keep his word with Joel, and gives some grudging respect towards Ellie.
* KukrisAreKool: He uses a kukri as his melee weapon. He's quite good with it, able to behead an Infected in just a couple of strikes.
* LoveIsAWeakness:
-->"Once upon a time, I had somebody that I cared about. And in this world that sorta shit's good for one thing: gettin' ya killed."
* ManlyGay: Had a relationship with Frank, who apparently wasn't as emotionally caring for Bill as Bill was back. His sexuality is probably why he learned to become self-sufficient.
* NoodleIncident: It is never revealed what exact favors that Bill owed Joel from the past.
* PetTheDog: He gives out a sincere congratulations on Ellie when
she warms up and becomes friendly.
* HappilyMarried: With Tommy.
* IronLady: Functions as a generally benevolent leader of
got the Jackson community, truck moving.
* SirSwearsALot: He is
one of the few in the game to be self-sufficient characters who swears almost as much (and as harshly) as Ellie.
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: He trashes
and not ruled by martial law.
badmouths [[spoiler:Tess]] to Joel's face on more than one occasion until Joel gets sick of it and chews him out. In his defense, however, he has no idea that [[spoiler:Tess]] ''is'' dead; Joel never tells him as such.
* UnkemptBeauty: Like Tess, she StraightGay: Given that he doesn't look bad for having lived in a post-apocalyptic world for exhibit any "stereotypical" traits, to the past twenty years.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: Implied. After Tommy tells her
point some even would attest he has made up qualifies as AmbiguouslyGay (the only part that makes it ''un''ambiguous being Bill's gay PornStash), but the game really doesn't treat his mind sexuality as a big deal or anything to take [[spoiler:Ellie]] the rest make a fuss about or draw attention to, no different than any of the way to the Fireflies, she bitterly warns Joel "If anything, ''anything'' at all happens to him, it's on you." Joel later jokingly states other characters.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Has this relationship with Ellie, given
that they start out fighting and openly insulting each other but do manage to work together to find the reason he decides to take Ellie to car parts and by the Fireflies himself is because Maria "kinda scares me" and he would rather not face her potential wrath.end, have developed a level of respect for one another.



!David's Group

[[folder:David]]
!!David
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/david_last_6023.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''[[ContrivedCoincidence "Everything happens for a reason."]]'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/NolanNorth (English), Creator/ToruOkawa (Japanese), Pedro Ruiz (Latin America)

->''"You know I love how you think that you're better than this. Better than us. But you're not."''

Leader of a pack of scavengers in Colorado, with whom Ellie briefly teams up. He turns out to be a cannibal, while the people Joel and Ellie fought in the university were members of his group.

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!David's Group

[[folder:David]]
!!David
[[folder:Henry]]
!!Henry
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/david_last_6023.org/pmwiki/pub/images/henry_last_9259.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''[[ContrivedCoincidence "Everything happens for a reason."]]'']]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[BigBrotherInstinct I gotta protect my brother.]]"'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/NolanNorth Brandon Scott (English), Creator/ToruOkawa Koichi Sakaguchi (Japanese), Pedro Ruiz Juan Balvín (Latin America)

->''"You know I love how you think that you're better than this. Better than us. But you're not."''

Leader
A survivor from Hartford, Connecticut encountered in Pittsburgh who travels with his little brother Sam in search of a pack of scavengers in Colorado, with whom Ellie briefly teams up. He turns out to be a cannibal, while the people Joel and Ellie fought in the university were members of his group.Firefly outpost.



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Most of his men agree that making them chase after a single, dangerous, and possibly infected girl in a blizzard is crazy.
* AmbiguouslyChristian: While he and Ellie are fleeing from infected, he can be heard telling her to watch her language, and after shooting infected he'll sometimes say "Lord, forgive them." He also states to be under the belief that "everything happens for a reason".
** He admits during his fight with Ellie that she momentarily "shook his faith", and the developer's commentary describes him as someone who believes he's been chosen by a higher power. A banner hung in the steakhouse, possibly written by him, reads "When we are in need, he shall provide!".
* ArcVillain: He is the leader of the Cannibals whom you fight during Autumn and Winter, and you fight David himself in the [[ClimaxBoss climax]] of the Winter chapter.
* AttemptedRape: Tries it on Ellie. He gets a fatal case of machete in the face for his troubles. Even earlier than that, it's made clear he's initially interested in Ellie for physically intimate reasons, which is the first time his AffablyEvil façade cracks before a full out VillainousBreakdown.
* AxCrazy: The result of his VillainousBreakdown. He completely ignores his own safety in favor of finding Ellie.
* BadassNormal: David might be a cruel, cannibalistic deviant and he doesn't look particularly tough but he's a slippery bastard. He takes out numerous Runners and Clickers, and is the only member of his group to successfully get the drop on Ellie.
* BaitTheDog: He initially appears to have befriended Ellie... only to turn out to be a ephebophile.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a pretty thick beard that accentuates his thin face.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Starts off polite and well-mannered, and as an ally... until he reveals that he's the leader of the Cannibals Joel and Ellie fought in the University.
* ClimaxBoss: His fight with Ellie completes the arc, the season, and the scenario.
* EnemyMine: Played with. He and Ellie team up to defend a buck that Ellie killed, while maintaining an uneasy relationship due to Ellie not knowing if he is on her side or not - but David knows she is responsible for the deaths of several of his men. He still wants her on his side, but he needs to convince her to prove she's not a threat to his group.
* {{Ephebophile}}: He's heavily implied to be this, just short of outright-stated. He's the only one of the group that wants to keep Ellie alive, and his behavior toward her certainly calls to mind grooming techniques.
* EvilCounterpart: He's very similar to Joel, in that he invokes "IDidWhatIHadToDo" as justification for certain questionable actions, and seems a possible candidate for "surrogate father" with Joel missing (at first, anyway), though he and Joel differ in significant ways. Joel tries to be as detached from others as possible, whereas David took it upon him to lead a community; Joel believes that his survival is in part due to luck, whereas David explicitly states that he does not believe in luck; and the reasons they concern themselves with Ellie are pretty much completely opposite. Also, when Joel first meets Ellie, he's cold and indifferent towards her, while David is polite and friendly. Joel however is a back-and-forth JerkWithAHeartOfGold while David is said BitchInSheepsClothing.
* FamilyValuesVillain: Has shades of this, such as when he scolds Ellie for not being upfront and honest about her name and background with him after having just ''admitted to being a cannibal''.
* FauxAffablyEvil: David is soft-spoken and polite, even while admitting to being a cannibal.
* {{Fingore}}: Gets his finger broken by Ellie after creepily putting the moves on her.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Had it not been for his machete, Ellie most likely wouldn't have been able to defend herself from him.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The reasoning he gives Ellie for his cannibal lifestyle.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Towards the end of his and Ellie's cat-and-mouse chase where he's left with the upper hand, he starts taunting her and hints that he plans to rape her before killing her.
* IfICantHaveYou: To a degree with Ellie. When his attempts to make her join his group fail (and after she breaks his finger), he decides to kill her.
* ImAHumanitarian: David is a cannibal, leading an entire group of like-minded human-eating psychopaths.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: He misses Ellie at point blank range. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] due to the aforementioned {{Fingore}} incident and therefore shooting with his non-dominant hand.
* IWantThemAlive: He orders his {{mooks}} to capture Ellie alive, but [[spoiler:James overrides this order, leading David to catch her himself]].
* KarmicDeath: He tells Ellie he's going to chop her into little pieces. His fate had this threat turned around on his face.
* KickTheDog: In the final boss fight, he faux-apologizes to Ellie about his men killing her horse, Callus, and then promptly "reassures" her that they will make good use of his remains for food. And of course, there's the fact that he literally kicks her several times while she is on the ground.
* LeanAndMean: David is noticeably thinner both around the body and the face in comparison to other characters like Joel or even his underling, James.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: It's implied that his community turned to cannibalism mostly out of sheer hunger. David, who had no intention of letting his people starve, merely did whatever it took to keep them fed.
* NotSoDifferent: Invokes it when he puts Ellie in jail before she calls him an animal. David says they both kill to survive; he simply gets more use out of what he kills.
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Eventually subverted, since there ''does'' turn out to be a good reason, albeit an unseemly one, for the teenage Ellie becoming his nemesis.
* RasputinianDeath: To a degree. During Ellie's BossFight with him, he suffers several lethal stabs from her that should at least have slowed him down or rendered him unable to move, yet he's still able to get up, [[KickTheDog kick her twice]] and attempt to rape her before she finally finishes him by surprise cutting him and then rage chopping at his head.
* TheUnfettered: He all but describes himself as such when he discusses why he and his community have turned to cannibalism.
-->'''David:''' We have to take care of our own. By any means necessary.
* VillainousBreakdown: Gets more and more unhinged the longer Ellie interacts with him. By the end, he's become a bestial lunatic.
* VillainousCrush: On Ellie. This is the reason why he wants her alive.
* WeCanRuleTogether: He makes a point of capturing Ellie alive, and repeatedly offers to protect her and talk the rest of his group into letting her join them. She breaks his finger in response.
* WhamLine: "...and get this, he's ... a crazy man, travelling... ''with a little girl."''

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Most of his men agree that making them chase after a single, dangerous, BigBrotherInstinct: Has this towards Sam. [[spoiler:It ends up costing both Sam and possibly infected girl in a blizzard is crazy.
himself their lives]].
* AmbiguouslyChristian: While he and Ellie are fleeing BoomHeadshot: [[DrivenToSuicide A self-inflicted one]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Henry goes
from infected, he can be heard telling her strictly survival-oriented, to watch her language, and after shooting infected he'll sometimes say "Lord, forgive them." He also states to be under the belief that "everything happens for a reason".
** He admits during
point he [[StopHavingFunGuys won't let his fight brother bring along a toy]] to talking with Ellie that she momentarily "shook Joel about motorcycles and letting his faith", and the developer's commentary describes him as someone who believes brother sleep in.
* DespairEventHorizon: After
he's been chosen by a higher power. A banner hung in the steakhouse, possibly written by him, reads "When we are in need, he shall provide!".
forced to [[spoiler: kill Sam.]]
* ArcVillain: He is the leader of the Cannibals whom you fight during Autumn and Winter, and you fight David himself in the [[ClimaxBoss climax]] of the Winter chapter.
* AttemptedRape: Tries it on Ellie. He gets a fatal case of machete in the face for his troubles. Even earlier than that, it's made clear he's initially interested in Ellie for physically intimate reasons, which is the first time his AffablyEvil façade cracks before a full out VillainousBreakdown.
* AxCrazy: The
DrivenToSuicide: Direct result of his VillainousBreakdown. He completely ignores his own safety in favor of finding Ellie.
said DespairEventHorizon.
* BadassNormal: David might be a cruel, cannibalistic deviant and he doesn't look particularly tough but he's a slippery bastard. He takes out numerous Runners and Clickers, and is the only member of his group to successfully get the drop on Ellie.
* BaitTheDog: He initially appears to have befriended Ellie... only to turn out
FatalFlaw: His over-protectiveness ultimately proves to be a ephebophile.
* BeardOfEvil: Has a pretty thick beard that accentuates
his thin face.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Starts off polite
and well-mannered, and as an ally... until he reveals that he's the leader of the Cannibals Joel and Ellie fought in the University.
* ClimaxBoss: His fight with Ellie completes the arc, the season, and the scenario.
* EnemyMine: Played with. He and Ellie team up
his brother's undoing, since Sam never learned to defend a buck that Ellie killed, while maintaining an uneasy relationship due to Ellie not knowing if he is on her side or not - but David knows she is responsible for the deaths of several of his men. He still wants her on his side, but he needs to convince her to prove she's not a threat to his group.
* {{Ephebophile}}: He's heavily implied to be this, just short of outright-stated. He's the only one of the group that wants to keep Ellie alive, and his behavior toward her certainly calls to mind grooming techniques.
* EvilCounterpart: He's very similar to Joel, in that he invokes "IDidWhatIHadToDo" as justification for certain questionable actions, and seems a possible candidate for "surrogate father" with Joel missing (at first, anyway), though he and Joel differ in significant ways. Joel tries to be as detached from others as possible, whereas David took it upon him to lead a community; Joel believes that his survival is in part due to luck, whereas David explicitly states that he does not believe in luck; and the reasons they concern themselves with Ellie are pretty much completely opposite. Also, when Joel first meets Ellie, he's cold and indifferent towards her, while David is polite and friendly. Joel however is a back-and-forth JerkWithAHeartOfGold while David is said BitchInSheepsClothing.
* FamilyValuesVillain: Has shades of this, such as when he scolds Ellie for not being upfront and honest about her name and background with him after having just ''admitted to being a cannibal''.
* FauxAffablyEvil: David is soft-spoken and polite, even while admitting to being a cannibal.
* {{Fingore}}: Gets his finger broken by Ellie after creepily putting the moves on her.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Had it not been for his machete, Ellie most likely wouldn't have been able to defend herself from him.
himself.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: The reasoning he gives Ellie When the ladder breaks on the truck as they're escaping the scavengers in Pittsburgh, leaving Joel with no way to reach them. He leaves him to die. When Joel meets up with him again after narrowly finding an alternate escape route and being forced to jump from the bridge, he's understandably pissed at Henry for his cannibal lifestyle.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Towards
actions and nearly kills him for it. Henry flimsily justifies himself by claiming he knew Joel would survive and that Joel would do the end of same in his position; he did at least save both Joel and Ellie's cat-and-mouse chase where lives when they were drowning.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He is extremely strict towards Sam, forbidding him from playing, taking toys and being very overprotective of him. [[spoiler:He also neglects to prepare him properly for combat and handling the Infected, which indirectly contributes to his infection and subsequent death]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Mouths this trope nearly word for word after he is forced to kill Sam.
* NiceGuy: Although he has a moment of major moral weakness (See IDidWhatIHadToDo above) and
he's left with the upper hand, he starts taunting her pretty strict to Sam, once Joel and hints that he plans to rape her before killing her.
* IfICantHaveYou: To a degree with Ellie. When his attempts to make her join his group fail (and after she breaks his finger), he decides to kill her.
* ImAHumanitarian: David is a cannibal, leading an entire group of like-minded human-eating psychopaths.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: He misses
Ellie at point blank range. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] due get to the aforementioned {{Fingore}} incident and therefore shooting with his non-dominant hand.
* IWantThemAlive: He orders his {{mooks}} to capture Ellie alive, but [[spoiler:James overrides this order, leading David to catch her himself]].
* KarmicDeath: He tells Ellie
know him, he's going to chop her into little pieces. His fate had this threat turned around on his face.
* KickTheDog: In the final boss fight, he faux-apologizes to Ellie about his men killing her horse, Callus, and then promptly "reassures" her that they will make good use of his remains for food. And
actually a pretty pleasant fellow. But, of course, there's the fact that he literally kicks her several times while she is on the ground.
GoodIsNotSoft.
* LeanAndMean: David is noticeably thinner both around the body and the face in comparison to other characters like TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: A non-villainous example. [[spoiler: He shoots at Joel or even his underling, James.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty:
as he goes for a gun to kill Sam, who has turned into a Runner, then shoots Sam himself. It's implied that his community turned ambiguous if he wanted to cannibalism mostly out of sheer hunger. David, who had no intention of letting his people starve, merely did whatever it took to keep them fed.
* NotSoDifferent: Invokes it when he puts Ellie in jail before she calls him an animal. David says they both
kill to survive; he simply gets more use out of what he kills.
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize: Eventually subverted, since there ''does'' turn out to be a good reason, albeit an unseemly one,
Sam as penance for the teenage Ellie becoming his nemesis.
* RasputinianDeath: To a degree. During Ellie's BossFight with him, he suffers several lethal stabs from her that should at least have slowed him down or rendered him unable to move, yet he's still able to get up, [[KickTheDog kick her twice]] and attempt to rape her before she finally finishes him by surprise cutting him and then rage chopping at his head.
* TheUnfettered: He all but describes himself as such when he discusses why he and his community have turned to cannibalism.
-->'''David:''' We have to take care of our own. By any means necessary.
* VillainousBreakdown: Gets more and more unhinged the longer Ellie interacts with him. By the end, he's become a bestial lunatic.
* VillainousCrush: On Ellie. This is the reason why he wants her alive.
* WeCanRuleTogether: He makes a point of capturing Ellie alive, and repeatedly offers
failing to protect her and talk the rest of him, or wanted to protect his group into letting her join them. She breaks brother, before realizing he was too far from saving.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To
his finger in response.
brother, Sam.
* WhamLine: "...and get this, he's ... a crazy man, travelling... ''with a little girl."''PromotionToParent: To Sam.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Forced to kill his Infected brother to protect Ellie. Consequently is DrivenToSuicide promptly after.



[[folder:James]]
!!James
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/ReubenLangdon

David's right-hand-man and a fellow member of the cannibal faction. Though loyal enough, he's increasingly dissatisfied with David's attitude, and overrides his leadership several times.

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[[folder:James]]
!!James
[[folder:Sam]]
!!Sam
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sam_last_8532.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[DespairEventHorizon What if the people are still inside?]]"'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/ReubenLangdon

David's right-hand-man
Nadji Jeter (English), Creator/KoukiUchiyama (Japanese), Patricio Lago (Latin America)

Henry's younger brother, about Ellie's age. A very inhibited
and a fellow member of the cannibal faction. Though loyal enough, he's increasingly dissatisfied with David's attitude, and overrides his leadership several times. passive kid.



%%* TheButcher
%%* CoolHat
* TheDragon: To David.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: It's suggested that he's not satisfied with David's leadership, and both undermines and overrides his boss's orders on several occasions. That said, David doesn't think badly of James, referring to him as a "good kid" who's just doing his job.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Not that David is inept, but James is ruthless and efficient, a skilled butcher, and takes no chances. Of course, as irony would have it, he dies because he freaks out and loses his cool.
* ImAHumanitarian: He's a cannibal like the rest of his group.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* {{Revenge}}: He wanted to kill Joel and Ellie for what they had done to members of his faction at the university.
%%* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* SatelliteCharacter: He's pretty much a {{Mook}} with a name and unique character model, and his characterization such as it is revolves around David and their group.
* VillainousBreakdown: He loses his cool when Ellie bites David, which gives her the opening to shank him to death and flee.
* WouldHurtAChild: Was happy to execute Ellie on sight, and overrides David's attempts to take her in alive by ordering their men to kill her.

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%%* TheButcher
%%* CoolHat
* TheDragon: AndThenJohnWasAZombie: As a result of his inability to defend himself, he [[spoiler:gets infected]].
* BreakTheCutie: His [[spoiler: infection and subsequent transformation.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Hits one after [[spoiler: getting bitten]] - it's subdued, but he becomes very depressed and bitter.
* {{Foil}}:
To David.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: It's suggested
Ellie. He's timid and very passive, in contrast to the active and audacious Ellie. The game highlights that he's not satisfied by pairing him with David's leadership, Joel for a short while - it comes shortly after a longer chapter of Ellie learning how to help you and both undermines fend off enemies by herself.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Falls for [[StraightGay Ellie]].
* KillTheCutie: The poor guy got infected,
and overrides his boss's orders on several occasions. That said, David the truth hurt him so much that he didn't tell anyone to kill him while he was still "alive".
* NeutralFemale: Gender-inverted. Very much so, since Henry
doesn't think badly of James, referring teach him how to protect himself. [[spoiler:This eventually leads to him being unable to defend himself against an infected, and getting bitten as a "good kid" who's just doing result]].
* TheLoad: While
his job.
brother loves him very much, he considers him this at best.
* HypercompetentSidekick: Not SuperDrowningSkills: He can't swim either.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler: He is bitten by an infected and is so scared and confused about how to handle it. He doesn't tell the others and ends up being killed by Henry once he turns]].
* TroubledChild: Partially thanks to his brother, who treats him like porcelain.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Sam is black and nonreligious, as he disbelieves Henry claims
that David is inept, but James is ruthless the Infected have "moved on [to Heaven]".
* WellDoneSonGuy: Henry focuses on admonishing him
and efficient, a skilled butcher, and telling him what to do. This is noticeable in his reactions when he's teamed up with Joel, who actually takes no chances. Of course, as irony would have it, he dies because he freaks out his time to commend and loses his cool.
reassure him.
* ImAHumanitarian: He's a cannibal like ZombieInfectee: He gets bitten in the rest of his group.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%* ProperlyParanoid
* {{Revenge}}: He wanted to kill Joel and Ellie for what they had done to members of his faction at the university.
%%* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* SatelliteCharacter: He's pretty much a {{Mook}} with a name and unique character model, and his characterization such as it is revolves around David and their group.
* VillainousBreakdown: He loses his cool when Ellie bites David,
leg, which gives her the opening he fails to shank him to death and flee.
* WouldHurtAChild: Was happy to execute Ellie on sight, and overrides David's attempts to take her in alive by ordering their men to kill her.
mention.



!Other Humans

[[folder:Tess]]
!!Tess
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tess_last_441.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Lady? You must be thinking of someone else."'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/AnnieWersching (English), Creator/AtsukoTanaka (Japanese), Jimena Vallejos (Latin America)

->''"Guess what, we're shitty people, Joel. It's been that way for a long time."''

Joel's partner in crime while he's in Boston. It's implied that they were an item some time before.

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!Other Humans

[[folder:Tess]]
!!Tess
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
[[folder:Robert]]
!!Robert
[[quoteright:176:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tess_last_441.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"Lady? You must be thinking of someone else."'']]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/roberthead_9947.png]]
[[caption-width-right:176:''[[OhCrap I sold them]]!'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/AnnieWersching Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (English), Creator/AtsukoTanaka Masaki Aizawa (Japanese), Jimena Vallejos Carlos Celestre (Latin America)

->''"Guess what, we're shitty people, Joel. It's been that way for Joel and Tess's former supplier. Due to his many debts, he screws them over on a long time."''

Joel's partner in crime while he's in Boston. It's implied that they were an item some time before.
deal and tries to have them killed.



* ActionGirl: Her combat skills rivals Joel's. When the latter asks her if two men who ambushed her are still alive, her reply is a snickered "Now that's funny."
* ActionSurvivor: Doesn't mess around? Willing to shoot first in a situation if it doesn't look like talking will get anywhere? Tough as nails? Oh yeah, she's this.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: She gets bit while the trio are fighting their way through an old museum, but decides to pull a HeroicSacrifice before turning completely.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: After she reveals she's bitten, she states to Joel she refuses to turn into a fungus mutant and decides to make her last moments useful by stalling the army for as long as she can.
* BigSisterInstinct: She bonds with Ellie a lot easier than Joel.
%%* DyingAsYourself
* HeelRealization: She had hers a long time ago, if the following line is anything to go by:
-->"We're shitty people, Joel. It's been that way for a long time."
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: She pulls one so that Joel and Ellie can escape the capital building before the military gets them ''while bitten from the neck''. Luckily, she didn't turn.]]
* LastStand: Spends her last moments holding off the military so Joel and Ellie can escape.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Her constant verbal sparring with Joel in the first two chapters. WordOfGod even states she's the one person Joel trusts in the world. [[spoiler:And of course, things take a tragic turn soon after]].
%%* MessyHair
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The player might catch the hint of something being wrong after the run through the museum when Tess suddenly acts even more brash and aggressive than before. It's left up to speculation whether it's just due to stress (and the impending death sentence) or it's the Cordyceps slowly growing strong...
* {{Retirony}}: A temporary and mixed form of this. Eventually after saying to Joel that she's considering taking Joel's past offer to lay low and relax after their usual scavenging routine, she is bitten by an Infected.
* UnkemptBeauty: For having lived in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic world]] for so long, she's pretty damn good-looking.
* VillainsDyingGrace: Not a villain in the narrative sense, but in Tess's own words, she and Joel are "shitty people." Once she finds out why the Fireflies need Ellie smuggled, she becomes very personally invested in what was initially just another job, and after getting bitten, her Dying Grace to the world is trying her damndest to convince Joel to see the job through to the end after she's gone.
* ZombieInfectee: Noticeably after getting through the museum, she seems a bit more solemn and apprehensive until they reach the meeting spot with the Fireflies where she is forced to reveal that she'd been infected an hour ago.

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* ActionGirl: Her combat skills rivals Joel's. When the latter asks her if two BoomHeadshot: Courtesy of Tess.
* ChronicallyKilledActor: As per Naughty Dog tradition. Whatever he voices usually ends up being killed in an unpleasant manner.
* CowardlyBoss: He sends his
men who ambushed her are still alive, her reply is a snickered "Now that's funny."
* ActionSurvivor: Doesn't mess around? Willing to shoot first in a situation if it doesn't look like talking will get anywhere? Tough as nails? Oh yeah, she's this.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: She gets bit while the trio are fighting their way through an old museum, but decides to pull a HeroicSacrifice before turning completely.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: After she reveals she's bitten, she states to Joel she refuses to turn into a fungus mutant and decides to make her last moments useful by stalling the army for as long as she can.
* BigSisterInstinct: She bonds with Ellie a lot easier than Joel.
%%* DyingAsYourself
* HeelRealization: She had hers a long time ago, if the following line is anything to go by:
-->"We're shitty people, Joel. It's been that way for a long time."
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: She pulls one so that
after Joel and Ellie Tess. After they corner him, all he can escape the capital building before the military gets them ''while bitten from the neck''. Luckily, she didn't turn.]]
do is a pathetic attempt at running away.
* LastStand: Spends her last moments holding off the military so SmallRoleBigImpact: His selling of a gun shipment to Marlene behind Joel and Ellie can escape.
Tess's backs kickstarts the whole plot.
%%* StarterVillain
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Her constant verbal sparring with TooDumbToLive: Trying to kill Tess and Joel in and then asking them to help him retrieve the first two chapters. WordOfGod even states she's the one person Joel trusts in the world. [[spoiler:And of course, things take a tragic turn soon after]].
guns he sold himself proves him terminally stupid.
%%* MessyHair
WalkingSpoiler
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The player might catch the hint of something being wrong after the run WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:He is killed off midway through the museum when Tess suddenly acts even more brash and aggressive than before. It's left up to speculation whether it's just due to stress (and the impending death sentence) or it's the Cordyceps slowly growing strong...
* {{Retirony}}: A temporary and mixed form of this. Eventually after saying to Joel that she's considering taking Joel's past offer to lay low and relax after their usual scavenging routine, she is bitten by an Infected.
* UnkemptBeauty: For having lived in a [[AfterTheEnd post-apocalyptic world]] for so long, she's pretty damn good-looking.
* VillainsDyingGrace: Not a villain in the narrative sense, but in Tess's own words, she and Joel are "shitty people." Once she finds out why the Fireflies need Ellie smuggled, she becomes very personally invested in what was initially just another job, and after getting bitten, her Dying Grace to the world is trying her damndest to convince Joel to see the job through to the end after she's gone.
* ZombieInfectee: Noticeably after getting through the museum, she seems a bit more solemn and apprehensive until they reach the meeting spot with the Fireflies where she is forced to reveal that she'd been infected an hour ago.
Quarantine chapter.]]



[[folder:Bill]]
!!Bill
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[HumansAreBastards It's the normal people that scare me.]]"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/WEarlBrown (English), Atsuki Tani (Japanese), Lucas Medina (Latin America)

->''"Once upon a time, I had somebody that I cared about... It was a partner. Somebody I had to look after. And in this world, that sort of shit's good for one thing: Gettin' you killed. So you know what I did? I wizened the fuck up, and realized it's got to be just me."''

Joel and Tess's frequent supplier and asocial survivalist, located in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

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[[folder:Bill]]
!!Bill
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[[folder:Sarah]]
!! Sarah
->'''Voiced By:''' Hana Hayes (English), Creator/AyumiFujimura (Japanese), Natalia Rominati (Latin America)
[[quoteright:200:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bill_last_5948.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[HumansAreBastards It's
org/pmwiki/pub/images/sarah_0.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:200:''[[DeadpanSnarker I sell]] [[SarcasmMode hardcore drugs.]]'']]

Joel's daughter. She died on
the normal people that scare me.]]"'']]
->'''Played By:''' Creator/WEarlBrown (English), Atsuki Tani (Japanese), Lucas Medina (Latin America)

->''"Once upon a time, I had somebody that I cared about... It was a partner. Somebody I had to look after. And in this world, that sort
night of shit's good for one thing: Gettin' you killed. So you know what I did? I wizened the fuck up, and realized it's got to be just me."''

Joel and Tess's frequent supplier and asocial survivalist, located in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
outbreak.



* ActionSurvivor: Of the survivalist type, however, his attitude ended up with his partner Frank leaving him.
* AmbiguousDisorder: He's a paranoid, asocial loner who talks to himself frequently. Joel describes him as a little "unstable".
* BadassBeard: Bill is an ass-kicking CrazySurvivalist with a beard to match.
* BadassGay: Perfectly capable of holding his own against the infected.
* BigDamnHeroes: Makes his entrance by saving Joel from an infected. Granted it was due to one of ''his'' traps. But still...
* CrazyPrepared: He has a ton of supplies, he traps the city so heavily that it's even explicitly said that it's ''his'' and manages to manipulate the infected horde through those traps to act as a sort of defense.
* CrazySurvivalist: The crazy part is downplayed, as he is very asocial and eccentric, but seems otherwise fairly grounded. As someone who voluntarily lives alone in an area rife with Infected, being a serious survivalist is the ''sane'' option.
* GetOut: After surviving the whole ordeal to get a working battery for a car. This is the last thing he says to Joel and Ellie when they part ways.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Tries to hide his despair at seeing Frank's body, and reading his last letter revealing Frank's insults towards him wanting to stay in the city.
* InkSuitActor: Earl and Bill are the spitting image of each other.
* {{Jerkass}}: Has no patience for anyone whatsoever, especially for Ellie who he consistently treats like crap throughout the time they journey towards the school for supplies. [[spoiler:Likewise his former "partner", Frank, couldn't stand him and tried to escape the town with Bill's last remaining car battery]].
* JerkassHasAPoint: Due to the massive amount of infected showing up during their mission to raid the school, Bill points out that Ellie's right when she claims that she should be armed with a gun as well to help cover for both Joel and Bill. His point is proven when [[spoiler:Joel is almost killed in the Pittsburgh Hotel by a hunter, and had only survived because Ellie intervened by putting a bullet to the hunter's head]].
** He also makes a point of being detached from other people in general, so much so that he outwardly brushes off the death of his partner Frank. [[spoiler: But given what both Joel and Marlene are willing to do out of concern for others, and what happens when Joel and Ellie bond with Henry and Sam, it's not hard to understand why he feels that way]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his sour attitude, he does keep his word with Joel, and gives some grudging respect towards Ellie.
* KukrisAreKool: He uses a kukri as his melee weapon. He's quite good with it, able to behead an Infected in just a couple of strikes.
* LoveIsAWeakness:
-->"Once upon a time, I had somebody that I cared about. And in this world that sorta shit's good for one thing: gettin' ya killed."
* ManlyGay: Had a relationship with Frank, who apparently wasn't as emotionally caring for Bill as Bill was back. His sexuality is probably why he learned to become self-sufficient.
* NoodleIncident: It is never revealed what exact favors that Bill owed Joel from the past.
* PetTheDog: He gives out a sincere congratulations on Ellie when she got the truck moving.
* SirSwearsALot: He is one of the few characters who swears almost as much (and as harshly) as Ellie.
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: He trashes and badmouths [[spoiler:Tess]] to Joel's face on more than one occasion until Joel gets sick of it and chews him out. In his defense, however, he has no idea that [[spoiler:Tess]] ''is'' dead; Joel never tells him as such.
* StraightGay: Given that he doesn't exhibit any "stereotypical" traits, to the point some even would attest he qualifies as AmbiguouslyGay (the only part that makes it ''un''ambiguous being Bill's gay PornStash), but the game really doesn't treat his sexuality as a big deal or anything to make a fuss about or draw attention to, no different than any of the other characters.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Has this relationship with Ellie, given that they start out fighting and openly insulting each other but do manage to work together to find the car parts and by the end, have developed a level of respect for one another.

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* ActionSurvivor: Of the survivalist type, however, his attitude ended up with his partner Frank leaving him.
* AmbiguousDisorder: He's a paranoid, asocial loner who talks to himself frequently. Joel describes him
ChildrenAreInnocent: As far as a little "unstable".
* BadassBeard: Bill is an ass-kicking CrazySurvivalist with a beard to match.
* BadassGay: Perfectly capable of holding his own against the infected.
* BigDamnHeroes: Makes his entrance by saving Joel from an infected. Granted it was due to one of ''his'' traps. But still...
* CrazyPrepared: He has a ton of supplies, he traps the city so heavily that it's even explicitly said that it's ''his'' and manages to manipulate the infected horde through those traps to act as a sort of defense.
* CrazySurvivalist: The crazy part is downplayed, as he is very asocial and eccentric, but seems otherwise fairly grounded. As someone who voluntarily lives alone in an area rife with Infected, being a serious survivalist is the ''sane'' option.
* GetOut: After surviving the whole ordeal to get a working battery for a car. This is the last thing he says to Joel and Ellie when they part ways.
* HeartbrokenBadass: Tries to hide his despair at seeing Frank's body, and reading his last letter revealing Frank's insults towards him wanting to stay in the city.
* InkSuitActor: Earl and Bill are the spitting image of each other.
* {{Jerkass}}: Has no patience for anyone whatsoever, especially for Ellie who he consistently treats like crap throughout the time they journey towards the school for supplies. [[spoiler:Likewise his former "partner", Frank, couldn't stand him and tried to escape the town with Bill's last remaining car battery]].
* JerkassHasAPoint: Due to the massive amount of infected showing up during their mission to raid the school, Bill points out that Ellie's right when she claims that she should be armed with a gun as well to help cover for both Joel and Bill. His point is proven when [[spoiler:Joel is almost killed in the Pittsburgh Hotel by a hunter, and had only survived because Ellie intervened by putting a bullet to the hunter's head]].
** He also makes a point of being detached from other people in general, so much so that he outwardly brushes off
we know. And her death means the death of his partner Frank. [[spoiler: But given what both innocent happiness for Joel and Marlene are willing his world.
* CynicismCatalyst: Her death in Joel's arms breaks him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Her answer
to do out of concern for others, and what happens when how she got Joel and Ellie bond with Henry and Sam, it's not hard to understand why he feels that way]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his sour attitude, he does keep his word with Joel, and gives some grudging respect towards Ellie.
* KukrisAreKool: He uses
a kukri as his melee weapon. He's quite good with it, able to behead an Infected in just a couple of strikes.
* LoveIsAWeakness:
-->"Once upon a time,
birthday present: "Drugs. I had somebody that I cared about. And in this world that sorta shit's good for one thing: gettin' ya killed.sell hardcore drugs."
* ManlyGay: Had DeathByOriginStory: Dies after getting shot by a relationship with Frank, soldier ordered to take out any stragglers.
* DecoyProtagonist: At least players
who apparently wasn't as emotionally caring for Bill as Bill was back. His sexuality is probably why he learned didn't pay attention to become self-sufficient.
* NoodleIncident: It is never revealed what exact favors that Bill owed Joel from the past.
* PetTheDog: He gives out
trailers could be fooled into thinking she's a sincere congratulations on Ellie when she got the truck moving.
* SirSwearsALot: He is one
big part of the few characters who swears almost game, considering you start out playing as much (and as harshly) as Ellie.
her. Then she's killed after twenty minutes in.
* SpeakIllOfTheDead: He trashes and badmouths [[spoiler:Tess]] to DiedInYourArmsTonight: She dies in Joel's face on more than one occasion until arms near the end of the prologue after getting shot.
* DiesWideOpen: Dies with open eyes.
* InfantImmortality: Averted; although she's in her early teenage years when she's introduced, she still gets shot.
* ForegoneConclusion: To anyone who paid attention to the game's previews; she's not Ellie, whom
Joel gets sick travels with for most of it and chews him out. In his defense, however, he has no idea the game, so something terrible was bound to happen to her.
* KillTheCutie: She dies once the soldier who was about to rescue her is ordered to kill everyone in the city to prevent an outbreak.
* MissingMom: Her mother isn't around by the time of the game. The most
that [[spoiler:Tess]] ''is'' dead; Joel never tells him as such.
* StraightGay: Given
says about her is that they weren't married for long.
* NiceGirl: In her limited screentime, she shows how sweetly close she is to her father and uncle, as well as her empathy for other people; she is horrified when Joel shoots their neighbor Mr. Cooper (to be fair, the latter was infected, but she didn't quite understand that yet), and after
he makes Tommy ignore some people begging for help at the side of the road, she sadly says that they should've stopped to help them.
* SacrificialLamb: She dies at the end of the prologue.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Though she
doesn't exhibit any "stereotypical" traits, to have an impact on the point some even would attest he qualifies as AmbiguouslyGay (the only part that makes it ''un''ambiguous being Bill's gay PornStash), but story proper, her death in the game really doesn't treat his sexuality as a big deal or anything to make a fuss prologue essentially changes everything about or draw attention to, no different than any of Joel.
* {{Tomboy}}: Her looks. And she snarks about drugs.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Too good for a post-apocalyptic Earth.
* TragicKeepsake: Joel still has
the other characters.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Has this relationship with Ellie, given that they start out fighting and openly insulting each other but do manage to work together to find the car parts and by the end, have developed a level of respect for one another.
watch twenty years later.



[[folder:Henry]]
!!Henry
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[BigBrotherInstinct I gotta protect my brother.]]"'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Brandon Scott (English), Koichi Sakaguchi (Japanese), Juan Balvín (Latin America)

A survivor from Hartford, Connecticut encountered in Pittsburgh who travels with his little brother Sam in search of a Firefly outpost.
----
* BigBrotherInstinct: Has this towards Sam. [[spoiler:It ends up costing both Sam and himself their lives]].
* BoomHeadshot: [[DrivenToSuicide A self-inflicted one]].
* CharacterDevelopment: Henry goes from strictly survival-oriented, to the point he [[StopHavingFunGuys won't let his brother bring along a toy]] to talking with Joel about motorcycles and letting his brother sleep in.
* DespairEventHorizon: After he's forced to [[spoiler: kill Sam.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Direct result of said DespairEventHorizon.
* FatalFlaw: His over-protectiveness ultimately proves to be his and his brother's undoing, since Sam never learned to defend himself.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: When the ladder breaks on the truck as they're escaping the scavengers in Pittsburgh, leaving Joel with no way to reach them. He leaves him to die. When Joel meets up with him again after narrowly finding an alternate escape route and being forced to jump from the bridge, he's understandably pissed at Henry for his actions and nearly kills him for it. Henry flimsily justifies himself by claiming he knew Joel would survive and that Joel would do the same in his position; he did at least save both Joel and Ellie's lives when they were drowning.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He is extremely strict towards Sam, forbidding him from playing, taking toys and being very overprotective of him. [[spoiler:He also neglects to prepare him properly for combat and handling the Infected, which indirectly contributes to his infection and subsequent death]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Mouths this trope nearly word for word after he is forced to kill Sam.
* NiceGuy: Although he has a moment of major moral weakness (See IDidWhatIHadToDo above) and he's pretty strict to Sam, once Joel and Ellie get to know him, he's actually a pretty pleasant fellow. But, of course, GoodIsNotSoft.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: A non-villainous example. [[spoiler: He shoots at Joel as he goes for a gun to kill Sam, who has turned into a Runner, then shoots Sam himself. It's ambiguous if he wanted to kill Sam as penance for failing to protect him, or wanted to protect his brother, before realizing he was too far from saving.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To his brother, Sam.
* PromotionToParent: To Sam.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Forced to kill his Infected brother to protect Ellie. Consequently is DrivenToSuicide promptly after.

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[[folder:Henry]]
!!Henry
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[BigBrotherInstinct I gotta protect my brother.]]"'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Brandon Scott (English), Koichi Sakaguchi (Japanese), Juan Balvín (Latin America)

[[folder:Ish]]
!!Ish

A survivor from Hartford, Connecticut encountered in Pittsburgh mysterious survivor, who travels with is never actually met face to face. Avoided the infection by staying on his little brother Sam in search of a Firefly outpost.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Has this towards Sam. [[spoiler:It ends up costing both Sam
boat, but eventually ran aground and himself their lives]].
decided to hack it as a survivor.

%%* TheAloner
* BoomHeadshot: [[DrivenToSuicide A self-inflicted one]].
ApocalypticLog: These are the only way to know he even exists.
* CharacterDevelopment: Henry goes from strictly survival-oriented, to the point he [[StopHavingFunGuys won't let his brother bring along a toy]] to talking with Joel about motorcycles and letting his brother sleep in.
* DespairEventHorizon: After
A considerable amount considering that he's forced to [[spoiler: kill Sam.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Direct result of said DespairEventHorizon.
* FatalFlaw: His over-protectiveness ultimately proves to be
TheGhost. He starts off sounding a bit batty, but near his final notes he seems more down to Earth and his brother's undoing, since Sam never learned to defend himself.
responsible.
%%* CrazySurvivalist: [[CharacterDevelopment At first]].
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: When TheGhost: The only reason you even know he exists is because of the ladder breaks on the truck as they're escaping the scavengers in Pittsburgh, leaving Joel with no way to reach them. He leaves him to die. When Joel meets up with him again after narrowly finding an alternate escape route and being forced to jump notes he leaves.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: One of many survivors
from the bridge, he's understandably pissed at Henry for his actions outbreak, and nearly kills him for it. Henry flimsily justifies himself by claiming he knew Joel would survive and that Joel would do one of few who prioritised things other than personal safety over anything else.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: If
the same in his position; he did at least save both Joel and Ellie's lives when they were drowning.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: He is extremely strict towards Sam, forbidding him from playing, taking toys and being very overprotective of him. [[spoiler:He also neglects
notes are anything to prepare him properly for combat and handling the Infected, which indirectly contributes to his infection and subsequent death]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Mouths this trope nearly word for word after he is forced to kill Sam.
* NiceGuy: Although
go by he has a moment of major moral weakness (See IDidWhatIHadToDo above) and he's pretty strict to Sam, once Joel and Ellie get to know him, he's actually a pretty pleasant fellow. But, of course, GoodIsNotSoft.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: A non-villainous example. [[spoiler: He shoots at Joel as he goes
thing for a gun to kill Sam, who has turned into a Runner, then shoots Sam himself. It's ambiguous if he wanted to kill Sam as penance for failing to protect him, or wanted to protect Susan.
* TheLeader: Of the [[spoiler:doomed [[HiddenElfVillage Sewer City]]]].
* ObfuscatingInsanity: He's initially quirky in
his brother, before realizing he was too far notes, possibly a coping mechanism due to his isolation.
* ShoutOut: To the [[NamesTheSame identically-named character]]
from saving.]]
* ParentalSubstitute: To his brother, Sam.
* PromotionToParent: To Sam.
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Forced to kill his Infected brother to protect Ellie. Consequently is DrivenToSuicide promptly after.
the 1949 novel ''Literature/EarthAbides.''



[[folder:Sam]]
!!Sam
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[DespairEventHorizon What if the people are still inside?]]"'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Nadji Jeter (English), Creator/KoukiUchiyama (Japanese), Patricio Lago (Latin America)

Henry's younger brother, about Ellie's age. A very inhibited and passive kid.
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: As a result of his inability to defend himself, he [[spoiler:gets infected]].
* BreakTheCutie: His [[spoiler: infection and subsequent transformation.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Hits one after [[spoiler: getting bitten]] - it's subdued, but he becomes very depressed and bitter.
* {{Foil}}: To Ellie. He's timid and very passive, in contrast to the active and audacious Ellie. The game highlights that by pairing him with Joel for a short while - it comes shortly after a longer chapter of Ellie learning how to help you and fend off enemies by herself.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Falls for [[StraightGay Ellie]].
* KillTheCutie: The poor guy got infected, and the truth hurt him so much that he didn't tell anyone to kill him while he was still "alive".
* NeutralFemale: Gender-inverted. Very much so, since Henry doesn't teach him how to protect himself. [[spoiler:This eventually leads to him being unable to defend himself against an infected, and getting bitten as a result]].
* TheLoad: While his brother loves him very much, he considers him this at best.
* SuperDrowningSkills: He can't swim either.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler: He is bitten by an infected and is so scared and confused about how to handle it. He doesn't tell the others and ends up being killed by Henry once he turns]].
* TroubledChild: Partially thanks to his brother, who treats him like porcelain.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Sam is black and nonreligious, as he disbelieves Henry claims that the Infected have "moved on [to Heaven]".
* WellDoneSonGuy: Henry focuses on admonishing him and telling him what to do. This is noticeable in his reactions when he's teamed up with Joel, who actually takes his time to commend and reassure him.
* ZombieInfectee: He gets bitten in the leg, which he fails to mention.

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[[folder:Sam]]
!!Sam
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[[caption-width-right:350:''"[[DespairEventHorizon What if
[[folder:The Soldier]]
!!The Soldier

A nameless soldier in
the people are still inside?]]"'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Nadji Jeter (English), Creator/KoukiUchiyama (Japanese), Patricio Lago (Latin America)

Henry's younger brother, about Ellie's age. A
US military at the very inhibited and passive kid.
----
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: As a result
start of his inability to defend himself, he [[spoiler:gets infected]].
* BreakTheCutie: His [[spoiler: infection and subsequent transformation.]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Hits one after [[spoiler: getting bitten]] - it's subdued, but he becomes very depressed and bitter.
* {{Foil}}: To Ellie. He's timid and very passive, in contrast to
the active and audacious Ellie. The game highlights that by pairing outbreak.

* BoomHeadshot: How Tommy takes
him out.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is obviously distraught
with Joel for a short while - it comes shortly after a longer chapter of Ellie learning how to help you and fend off enemies by herself.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Falls for [[StraightGay Ellie]].
* KillTheCutie: The poor guy got infected, and
the truth hurt him so much that he didn't tell anyone to kill him while he was still "alive".
prospect of shooting a little girl.
* NeutralFemale: Gender-inverted. Very much so, since Henry doesn't teach him how GasMaskMooks: Wears one to protect himself. [[spoiler:This eventually leads to him being unable to defend himself against an infected, from the infection.
* JustFollowingOrders: Follows his CO's orders to the letter
and getting bitten as a result]].
tries to shoot Joel and Sarah.
* TheLoad: While NoNameGiven: Given his brother loves him very much, mere seconds of screen-time, it's not too surprising.
* PunchClockVillain: He's clearly reluctant to follow his orders to kill civilians, but
he considers him this at best.
does so regardless.
* SuperDrowningSkills: He can't swim either.
SmallRoleBigImpact: Turns up for only one scene, but he manages to kill a major character and permanently change a second.
* TragicMonster: [[spoiler: He is bitten by an VillainousRescue: Guns down several infected chasing down Joel and is so scared and confused about how to handle it. He doesn't tell the others and ends up being killed by Henry once he turns]].
Sarah.
* TroubledChild: Partially thanks to WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies within a minute of his brother, who treats him like porcelain.
introduction.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Sam is black and nonreligious, as he disbelieves Henry claims that the Infected have "moved on [to Heaven]".
* WellDoneSonGuy: Henry focuses on admonishing him and telling him what to do. This is noticeable
WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Had a good few seconds in his reactions when he's teamed up with Joel, who actually takes his time to commend and reassure him.
* ZombieInfectee: He gets bitten in the leg,
which he fails to mention.could have taken Joel out, although he may have simply been struggling with the morality of his actions.
* WouldHurtAChild: Albeit with extreme reluctance.



[[folder:Robert]]
!!Robert
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[[caption-width-right:176:''[[OhCrap I sold them]]!'']]
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (English), Masaki Aizawa (Japanese), Carlos Celestre (Latin America)

Joel and Tess's former supplier. Due to his many debts, he screws them over on a deal and tries to have them killed.
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* BoomHeadshot: Courtesy of Tess.
* ChronicallyKilledActor: As per Naughty Dog tradition. Whatever he voices usually ends up being killed in an unpleasant manner.
* CowardlyBoss: He sends his men after Joel and Tess. After they corner him, all he can do is a pathetic attempt at running away.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: His selling of a gun shipment to Marlene behind Joel and Tess's backs kickstarts the whole plot.
%%* StarterVillain
* TooDumbToLive: Trying to kill Tess and Joel and then asking them to help him retrieve the guns he sold himself proves him terminally stupid.
%%* WalkingSpoiler
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:He is killed off midway through the Quarantine chapter.]]

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[[folder:Robert]]
!!Robert
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[[folder:Nameless Character]]
!!Nameless Character
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[[caption-width-right:176:''[[OhCrap I sold them]]!'']]
org/pmwiki/pub/images/anna_5.jpg]]
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/RobinAtkinDownes (English), Masaki Aizawa (Japanese), Carlos Celestre (Latin America)

Joel
Creator/LauraBailey (English)

A character who first appeared in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is implied to be a playable character at some point in the game.

* ActionGirl: After being rescued by Lev
and Tess's former supplier. Due to his many debts, he screws them over on Yara, she grabs a deal nearby hammer and tries squares up to have them killed.
----
face an oncoming Clicker.
* BoomHeadshot: Courtesy MurderousThighs: While in the process of Tess.
being hanged, she grabs a distracted Emily with her legs and holds her so that Yara can kill her.
* ChronicallyKilledActor: As per NoNameGiven: At least at first. When listing the characters and cast of the PGW trailer, Naughty Dog tradition. Whatever he voices usually ends up being killed in an unpleasant manner.
redacted this character's name.
* CowardlyBoss: He sends his men after Joel SleevesAreForWimps: She wears a tank top and Tess. After they corner him, all he can do is a pathetic attempt at running away.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: His selling of a gun shipment to Marlene behind Joel and Tess's backs kickstarts the whole plot.
%%* StarterVillain
* TooDumbToLive: Trying to kill Tess and Joel and then asking them to help him retrieve the guns he sold himself proves him terminally stupid.
%%* WalkingSpoiler
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:He is killed off midway through the Quarantine chapter.]]
considerably buff.



[[folder:Sarah]]
!! Sarah
->'''Voiced By:''' Hana Hayes (English), Creator/AyumiFujimura (Japanese), Natalia Rominati (Latin America)
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[[caption-width-right:200:''[[DeadpanSnarker I sell]] [[SarcasmMode hardcore drugs.]]'']]

Joel's daughter. She died on the night of the outbreak.
----
* ChildrenAreInnocent: As far as we know. And her death means the death of innocent happiness for Joel and his world.
* CynicismCatalyst: Her death in Joel's arms breaks him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Her answer to how she got Joel a birthday present: "Drugs. I sell hardcore drugs."
* DeathByOriginStory: Dies after getting shot by a soldier ordered to take out any stragglers.
* DecoyProtagonist: At least players who didn't pay attention to trailers could be fooled into thinking she's a big part of the game, considering you start out playing as her. Then she's killed after twenty minutes in.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: She dies in Joel's arms near the end of the prologue after getting shot.
* DiesWideOpen: Dies with open eyes.
* InfantImmortality: Averted; although she's in her early teenage years when she's introduced, she still gets shot.
* ForegoneConclusion: To anyone who paid attention to the game's previews; she's not Ellie, whom Joel travels with for most of the game, so something terrible was bound to happen to her.
* KillTheCutie: She dies once the soldier who was about to rescue her is ordered to kill everyone in the city to prevent an outbreak.
* MissingMom: Her mother isn't around by the time of the game. The most that Joel says about her is that they weren't married for long.
* NiceGirl: In her limited screentime, she shows how sweetly close she is to her father and uncle, as well as her empathy for other people; she is horrified when Joel shoots their neighbor Mr. Cooper (to be fair, the latter was infected, but she didn't quite understand that yet), and after he makes Tommy ignore some people begging for help at the side of the road, she sadly says that they should've stopped to help them.
* SacrificialLamb: She dies at the end of the prologue.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Though she doesn't have an impact on the story proper, her death in the prologue essentially changes everything about Joel.
* {{Tomboy}}: Her looks. And she snarks about drugs.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Too good for a post-apocalyptic Earth.
* TragicKeepsake: Joel still has the watch twenty years later.

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[[folder:Sarah]]
!! Sarah
->'''Voiced By:''' Hana Hayes (English), Creator/AyumiFujimura (Japanese), Natalia Rominati (Latin America)
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[[folder:Emily]]
!!Emily
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[[caption-width-right:200:''[[DeadpanSnarker I sell]] [[SarcasmMode hardcore drugs.]]'']]

Joel's daughter. She died on
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->'''Voiced By:''' Emily Swallow (English)

A character who first appeared in
the night of the outbreak.
----
* ChildrenAreInnocent: As far as we know. And her death means the death of innocent happiness
Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for Joel ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is an antagonist and his world.
* CynicismCatalyst: Her death in Joel's arms breaks him.
* DeadpanSnarker: Her answer
seems to how she got Joel be a birthday present: "Drugs. I sell hardcore drugs."
cult leader of some sort.

* DeathByOriginStory: BoomHeadshot: Dies by taking the claw end of a hammer through her forehead.
* DiesWideOpen: Her eyes remain open and roll slightly backward
after getting shot by a soldier ordered to take out any stragglers.
* DecoyProtagonist: At least players who didn't pay attention to trailers could be fooled into thinking
she's a big part of killed.
* IdiotBall: While distracted with trying to shoot Yara, she inadvertently gets too close to
the game, considering you start out playing as her. Then she's killed after twenty minutes in.Nameless Character, who has been strung up to be hanged... but isn't dead. Emily gets grabbed in a leg-lock, allowing Yara to finish her off.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: KnifeNut: She dies in Joel's arms near threatens to disembowel the end of the prologue after getting shot.
* DiesWideOpen: Dies
Nameless Character with open eyes.
* InfantImmortality: Averted; although she's in her early teenage years when she's introduced, she still gets shot.
* ForegoneConclusion: To anyone who paid attention to the game's previews; she's not Ellie, whom Joel travels with for most of the game, so something terrible was bound to happen to her.
* KillTheCutie: She dies once the soldier who was about to rescue her is ordered to kill everyone in the city to prevent an outbreak.
* MissingMom: Her mother isn't around by the time of the game. The most that Joel says about her is that they weren't married for long.
* NiceGirl: In her limited screentime, she shows how sweetly close she is to her father
a large knife, and uncle, as well as her empathy for other people; she is horrified when Joel shoots their neighbor Mr. Cooper (to be fair, the latter was infected, but she didn't quite understand that yet), and after he makes Tommy ignore some people begging for help at the side of the road, she sadly says that they should've stopped to help them.
* SacrificialLamb: She dies at the end of the prologue.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Though she doesn't have an impact on the story proper, her death in the prologue essentially changes everything about Joel.
* {{Tomboy}}: Her looks. And she snarks about drugs.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Too good for a post-apocalyptic Earth.
* TragicKeepsake: Joel still
has the watch twenty years later.apparently done so to a few others.



[[folder:Ish]]
!!Ish

A mysterious survivor, who is never actually met face to face. Avoided the infection by staying on his boat, but eventually ran aground and decided to hack it as a survivor.

%%* TheAloner
* ApocalypticLog: These are the only way to know he even exists.
* CharacterDevelopment: A considerable amount considering that he's TheGhost. He starts off sounding a bit batty, but near his final notes he seems more down to Earth and responsible.
%%* CrazySurvivalist: [[CharacterDevelopment At first]].
* TheGhost: The only reason you even know he exists is because of the notes he leaves.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: One of many survivors from the outbreak, and one of few who prioritised things other than personal safety over anything else.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: If the notes are anything to go by he has a thing for Susan.
* TheLeader: Of the [[spoiler:doomed [[HiddenElfVillage Sewer City]]]].
* ObfuscatingInsanity: He's initially quirky in his notes, possibly a coping mechanism due to his isolation.
* ShoutOut: To the [[NamesTheSame identically-named character]] from the 1949 novel ''Literature/EarthAbides.''

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[[folder:Ish]]
!!Ish

[[folder:Lev]]
!!Lev
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->'''Voiced By:''' Ian Alexander (English)

A mysterious survivor, character who is never actually met face to face. Avoided first appeared in the infection by staying on his boat, but eventually ran aground Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', he is an archer and decided to hack it as an ally of Yara.

* ArcherArchetype: Slender, stealthy, calm, and
a survivor.

%%* TheAloner
good shot.
* ApocalypticLog: These are BaldOfAwesome: Sports a close-shaven head and is a good archer.
* BigDamnHeroes: He helps save Yara and
the only way to know he even exists.
* CharacterDevelopment: A considerable amount considering that he's TheGhost. He starts off sounding a bit batty, but near his final notes he seems more down to Earth and responsible.
%%* CrazySurvivalist: [[CharacterDevelopment At first]].
* TheGhost: The only reason you even know he exists is because of the notes he leaves.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: One of many survivors
Nameless Character from the outbreak, being killed by Emily and one of few who prioritised things other than personal safety over anything else.
* ImpliedLoveInterest: If the notes are anything to go by he has a thing for Susan.
* TheLeader: Of the [[spoiler:doomed [[HiddenElfVillage Sewer City]]]].
* ObfuscatingInsanity: He's initially quirky in his notes, possibly a coping mechanism due to his isolation.
* ShoutOut: To the [[NamesTheSame identically-named character]] from the 1949 novel ''Literature/EarthAbides.''
her goons.



[[folder:The Soldier]]
!!The Soldier

A nameless soldier in the US military at the very start of the outbreak.

* BoomHeadshot: How Tommy takes him out.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is obviously distraught with the prospect of shooting a little girl.
* GasMaskMooks: Wears one to protect himself from the infection.
* JustFollowingOrders: Follows his CO's orders to the letter and tries to shoot Joel and Sarah.
* NoNameGiven: Given his mere seconds of screen-time, it's not too surprising.
* PunchClockVillain: He's clearly reluctant to follow his orders to kill civilians, but he does so regardless.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Turns up for only one scene, but he manages to kill a major character and permanently change a second.
* VillainousRescue: Guns down several infected chasing down Joel and Sarah.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies within a minute of his introduction.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Had a good few seconds in which he could have taken Joel out, although he may have simply been struggling with the morality of his actions.
* WouldHurtAChild: Albeit with extreme reluctance.

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[[folder:The Soldier]]
!!The Soldier

[[folder:Yara]]
!!Yara
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->'''Voiced By:''' Victoria Grace (English)

A nameless soldier in the US military at the very start of the outbreak.

* BoomHeadshot: How Tommy takes him out.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is obviously distraught with the prospect of shooting a little girl.
* GasMaskMooks: Wears one to protect himself from the infection.
* JustFollowingOrders: Follows his CO's orders to the letter and tries to shoot Joel and Sarah.
* NoNameGiven: Given his mere seconds of screen-time, it's not too surprising.
* PunchClockVillain: He's clearly reluctant to follow his orders to kill civilians, but he does so regardless.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Turns up for only one scene, but he manages to kill a major
character who first appeared in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is an ally of Lev and permanently change the Nameless Character.

* ActionGirl: She captilizes on Lev taking out one of Emily's goons by killing the other one, who had just broken her arm. She kills Emily soon after.
* DropTheHammer: Emily's goons use
a second.
* VillainousRescue: Guns down several infected chasing down Joel
claw hammer to break Yara's left arm, and Sarah.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies within a minute
she uses it soon after to kill one of his introduction.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Had a good few seconds in which he could have taken Joel out, although he may have simply been struggling with
the morality goons and even Emily herself.
* MadeOfIron: She kills Emily and one
of his actions.
her henchmen despite being in massive pain from her broken arm.
* WouldHurtAChild: Albeit with extreme reluctance.
SpitefulSpit: She does this to Emily, resulting in Emily giving the order to break her arms.



[[folder:Nameless Character]]
!!Nameless Character
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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/LauraBailey (English)

A character who first appeared in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is implied to be a playable character at some point in the game.

* ActionGirl: After being rescued by Lev and Yara, she grabs a nearby hammer and squares up to face an oncoming Clicker.
* MurderousThighs: While in the process of being hanged, she grabs a distracted Emily with her legs and holds her so that Yara can kill her.
* NoNameGiven: At least at first. When listing the characters and cast of the PGW trailer, Naughty Dog redacted this character's name.
* SleevesAreForWimps: She wears a tank top and is considerably buff.

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!!Nameless Character
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----

!The Infected

[[folder:In General]]
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->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/LauraBailey (English)

A character who
Tropes that apply for all of them:

* BodyHorror: The fungus takes root in your brain and then spreads from there.
* EyeScream: The fungus
first appeared starts manifesting outwardly by growing in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is implied to be a playable character at some point in the game.

* ActionGirl: After being rescued by Lev
and Yara, she grabs a nearby hammer and squares up to face an oncoming Clicker.
* MurderousThighs: While in the process of being hanged, she grabs a distracted Emily with her legs and holds her so that Yara can kill her.
* NoNameGiven: At least at first. When listing the characters and cast
out of the PGW trailer, Naughty Dog redacted this character's name.
victim's eyes.
* SleevesAreForWimps: She wears a tank top and FesteringFungus: The source of the infection.
* NotUsingTheZWord: They're always referred to as Infected.
* StrongerThanTheyLook: Especially the Clickers. Even though they look like gooey, fleshy mushroom people, they can ''insta-kill'' Joel, who himself
is considerably buff.
one of the toughest survivors out there.
* TechnicallyLivingZombie: Infected by a fungus, not really dead.



[[folder:Emily]]
!!Emily
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->'''Voiced By:''' Emily Swallow (English)

A character who first appeared in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is an antagonist and seems to be a cult leader of some sort.

* BoomHeadshot: Dies by taking the claw end of a hammer through her forehead.
* DiesWideOpen: Her eyes remain open and roll slightly backward after she's killed.
* IdiotBall: While distracted with trying to shoot Yara, she inadvertently gets too close to the Nameless Character, who has been strung up to be hanged... but isn't dead. Emily gets grabbed in a leg-lock, allowing Yara to finish her off.
* KnifeNut: She threatens to disembowel the Nameless Character with a large knife, and has apparently done so to a few others.

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[[folder:Emily]]
!!Emily
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[[folder:Runners]]
!!Runners
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->'''Voiced By:''' Emily Swallow (English)

A character
Freshly turned Infected who first appeared in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is an antagonist and seems to be a cult leader of some sort.

* BoomHeadshot: Dies by taking the claw end of a hammer through her forehead.
* DiesWideOpen: Her eyes remain open and roll slightly backward after she's killed.
* IdiotBall: While distracted
attack with trying to shoot Yara, she inadvertently gets too close to their hands. They still look - and, disturbingly, sound - the Nameless Character, who has been strung up most human.

* AndIMustScream: Their mournful wails indicate that they might be aware of their current state.
* AttackAttackAttack: Once they spot an uninfected person, the fungus triggers certain hormone releases that cause them
to be hanged... but go mad with aggression.
* FragileSpeedster: The least biologically changed, anything which will stop a human will stop a Runner.
* TragicMonster: Every one of them ''was'' a person, once upon a time. Some of their cries sound very human, like sobbing, screaming, or whimpering. There probably
isn't dead. Emily gets grabbed in a leg-lock, allowing Yara to finish her off.
* KnifeNut: She threatens to disembowel
anything left (none of the Nameless Character with a large knife, noises are intelligible as words and has apparently done so they have no tactics, teamwork, fine motor skills or anything like true intelligence), but it's just close enough to a few others.
make you wonder.
* ZergRush: Since they have their senses intact, any one of them will cry out when spotting an uninfected person, resulting in the whole lot of them running to converge on them.



[[folder:Lev]]
!!Lev
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lev.jpg]]

->'''Voiced By:''' Ian Alexander (English)

A character who first appeared in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', he is an archer and an ally of Yara.

* ArcherArchetype: Slender, stealthy, calm, and a good shot.
* BaldOfAwesome: Sports a close-shaven head and is a good archer.
* BigDamnHeroes: He helps save Yara and the Nameless Character from being killed by Emily and her goons.

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[[folder:Lev]]
!!Lev
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[[folder:Stalkers]]
!!Stalkers
[[quoteright:250:http://static.
tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lev.jpg]]

->'''Voiced By:''' Ian Alexander (English)

A character who first appeared
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Slightly aged Infected with fungi starting to grow out of their heads. Surprisingly intelligent, their fighting style is more ambush oriented.

* ItCanThink: It's the only stage of infection capable of performing predatory tactics.
* JackOfAllStats: Due to a more advanced state of infection, they can move like Runners and are as tough as Clickers, but they lack the Runners' numbers and aggression, as well as the Clickers' strength.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: It's part of their nature.
* StealthHiBye: Tend to hide and stay quiet when
in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', he is an archer line of sight of other creatures, but turn and an ally of Yara.

* ArcherArchetype: Slender, stealthy, calm, and a good shot.
* BaldOfAwesome: Sports a close-shaven head and is a good archer.
* BigDamnHeroes: He helps save Yara and the Nameless Character from being killed by Emily and her goons.
charge when they think those others are not looking.



[[folder:Yara]]
!!Yara
[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yara_1.jpg]]
->'''Voiced By:''' Victoria Grace (English)

A character who first appeared in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is an ally of Lev and the Nameless Character.

* ActionGirl: She captilizes on Lev taking out one of Emily's goons by killing the other one, who had just broken her arm. She kills Emily soon after.
* DropTheHammer: Emily's goons use a claw hammer to break Yara's left arm, and she uses it soon after to kill one of the goons and even Emily herself.
* MadeOfIron: She kills Emily and one of her henchmen despite being in massive pain from her broken arm.
* SpitefulSpit: She does this to Emily, resulting in Emily giving the order to break her arms.

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[[folder:Yara]]
!!Yara
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[[folder:Clickers]]
!!Clickers
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->'''Voiced By:''' Victoria Grace (English)

A character
Aged Infected whose infection has turned their head into layers of fungus. Their eyesight lost, they sense their surroundings through echolocation.

* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Clickers' "echolocation" is actually inaccurate. In the game, targets apparently have to be making noise for the Clickers to locate them with their signature clicks... but for people
who first appeared use echolocation in RealLife, it doesn't matter if something is making noise or not; the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is an ally of Lev and the Nameless Character.

* ActionGirl: She captilizes on Lev taking out one of Emily's goons by killing the other one, who had just broken her arm. She kills Emily soon after.
* DropTheHammer: Emily's goons use a claw hammer to break Yara's left arm, and she uses it soon after to kill one
whole point of the goons and clicking is to follow the sound waves bouncing off of objects so they know where they are. In other words, the Clickers should actually be able to sense a moving, man-sized target regardless of how quiet they're being.
* TheBerserker: They keep charging
even Emily herself.
if loaded with bullets.
* MadeOfIron: She kills Emily and one of her henchmen despite being in massive pain BodyHorror: The fungus has bloomed from her broken arm.
their skulls, splitting them open.
* SpitefulSpit: She does this DisabilitySuperpower: Their advanced infection has stolen their eyesight. Unfortunately, they develop echolocation to Emily, resulting in Emily giving compensate.
* MarionetteMotion: The manner
the order Clickers' bodies first react to break her arms.
your sound and/or charge at you is quite bizarre.
* OneHitKill: They get a hold of you, they go straight for the jugular. However, you can get a skill that allows you to escape it.



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!The Infected

[[folder:In General]]
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Tropes that apply for all of them:

* BodyHorror: The fungus takes root in your brain and then spreads from there.
* EyeScream: The fungus first starts manifesting outwardly by growing in and out of the victim's eyes.
* FesteringFungus: The source of the infection.
* NotUsingTheZWord: They're always referred to as Infected.
* StrongerThanTheyLook: Especially the Clickers. Even though they look like gooey, fleshy mushroom people, they can ''insta-kill'' Joel, who himself is one of the toughest survivors out there.
* TechnicallyLivingZombie: Infected by a fungus, not really dead.

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!The Infected

[[folder:In General]]
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[[folder:Bloaters]]
!!Bloaters
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Tropes that apply for all The oldest of them:

the Infected, the fungus has created something akin to armored plating covering their bodies. They can pluck spore pods from their body to throw at whoever or whatever they're fighting. These are the least common of the Infected since they take over a decade to develop.

* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Due to being a mobile damage sponge.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Like the Clickers, their "echolocation" isn't really echolocation. See above.
* BodyHorror: The They look more like a bipedal fungus takes root in your brain and then spreads from there.
than a human, their entire body being covered by the blooms.
* EyeScream: The BossBattle: They are tough, what with the fungus first starts manifesting outwardly by growing in and out of the victim's eyes.
acting as a natural Kevlar.
* FesteringFungus: The source of the infection.
EliteZombie: They do not get much more elite than this.
* NotUsingTheZWord: They're always referred FlunkyBoss: It has other Infected fighting alongside it both times that killing one is necessary to as Infected.
proceed.
* StrongerThanTheyLook: Especially the Clickers. Even though they look like gooey, fleshy mushroom people, TheJuggernaut: They can survive even a Molotov cocktail.
* KillItWithFire: Like all Infected, fire works great. Once they're burnt
they can ''insta-kill'' Joel, who himself no longer produce toxic sacs for their long-range attacks, and their natural armor is removed so your lower-caliber guns will be fully effective. However, you'll have to use two Molotovs or 2-3 bursts from the flame thrower to put one of down for good.
* MiniBoss: As
the toughest survivors out there.
* TechnicallyLivingZombie:
most powerful Infected they serve as this.
* OneHitKill: And unlike the Clickers, you can't fight back if they catch you. If they ''do'' catch you, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath you're in for a nasty shock...]]
* RecurringBoss: There are two instances in the game where you absolutely have to kill one of these in order to proceed.
* TearOffYourFace: Your ultimate fate if you're caught
by a fungus, one.
* VillainDecay: The first Bloater will take everything you have to beat, and it is advised to run from those you do
not really dead.have to confront. When Joel gets the flamethrower they become much easier. Even before that, two Molotovs will take them down fairly easily, albeit quite slowly.



[[folder:Runners]]
!!Runners
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Freshly turned Infected who attack with their hands. They still look - and, disturbingly, sound - the most human.

* AndIMustScream: Their mournful wails indicate that they might be aware of their current state.
* AttackAttackAttack: Once they spot an uninfected person, the fungus triggers certain hormone releases that cause them to go mad with aggression.
* FragileSpeedster: The least biologically changed, anything which will stop a human will stop a Runner.
* TragicMonster: Every one of them ''was'' a person, once upon a time. Some of their cries sound very human, like sobbing, screaming, or whimpering. There probably isn't anything left (none of the noises are intelligible as words and they have no tactics, teamwork, fine motor skills or anything like true intelligence), but it's just close enough to make you wonder.
* ZergRush: Since they have their senses intact, any one of them will cry out when spotting an uninfected person, resulting in the whole lot of them running to converge on them.

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[[folder:Runners]]
!!Runners
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Freshly turned Infected who attack with their hands. They still look - and, disturbingly, sound -
!Others

[[folder:Animals/Other]]

!!Callus

A horse initially owned by Tommy in Jackson, Wyoming and given to Joel and Ellie to help them travel to
the Fireflies. He is later shot and killed by David's men at the Lakeside Resort.

* CoolHorse: He is helpful as the best of them.
* HeroicSacrifice: He dies helping Ellie.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: A horse loyal until the very end.
* MeaningfulName: Callus, or in
most human.

* AndIMustScream: Their mournful wails indicate that they might be aware of their current state.
* AttackAttackAttack: Once they spot an uninfected person,
cases callous, can mean hardened, indifferent, or unsympathetic, traits just about everyone in the fungus triggers certain hormone releases that cause them to go mad with aggression.
game has on a surface level.
* FragileSpeedster: The least biologically changed, anything which will stop a human will stop a Runner.
* TragicMonster: Every one of them ''was'' a person, once upon a time. Some of their cries sound very human, like sobbing, screaming, or whimpering. There probably isn't anything left (none
OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Joel and Ellie didn't get the name of the noises are intelligible as words and horse before they have no tactics, teamwork, fine motor skills left with him so Ellie named him Callus.
* UndyingLoyalty: Literally; he dies because of it.
* UnfortunateName: Joel thinks so, at least.
--> "What kind of name is Callus, anyways?"

!!The giraffes

* DissonantSerenity: In a CrapsackWorld where humanity is ravaged by the Cordyceps infection and endless fighting, the giraffes in Salt Lake City provide a calm and almost haunting sudden change of tone.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Giraffes are actually a recurring theme in the game, seemingly representing hope
or anything like true intelligence), but it's just close innocence (for instance, Sarah has a toy giraffe in her room during the prologue).
** The toy giraffes keep popping up throughout the game. If you keep your eyes peeled and explore
enough to make you wonder.
* ZergRush: Since they have their senses intact, any
you'll find one of them will cry out when spotting an uninfected person, resulting in the whole lot of them running to converge on them.every chapter.



[[folder:Stalkers]]
!!Stalkers
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/seeker_8062.jpg]]
Slightly aged Infected with fungi starting to grow out of their heads. Surprisingly intelligent, their fighting style is more ambush oriented.

* ItCanThink: It's the only stage of infection capable of performing predatory tactics.
* JackOfAllStats: Due to a more advanced state of infection, they can move like Runners and are as tough as Clickers, but they lack the Runners' numbers and aggression, as well as the Clickers' strength.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: It's part of their nature.
* StealthHiBye: Tend to hide and stay quiet when in the line of sight of other creatures, but turn and charge when they think those others are not looking.

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[[folder:Stalkers]]
!!Stalkers
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/seeker_8062.jpg]]
Slightly aged Infected with fungi starting to grow out of their heads. Surprisingly intelligent, their fighting style is more ambush oriented.

[[folder:Savage Starlight]]

!!Dr Daniela Star

* ItCanThink: AmbiguouslyBrown: It's not clear what ethnicity she is supposed to be.
* AnArmAndALeg: On
the only stage cover of infection capable of performing predatory tactics.
the final comic she has a [[ArtificialLimbs robotic arm.]]
* JackOfAllStats: Due to a more advanced state of infection, they GladiatorGames: Forced into an arena with Captain Ryan.
* HotScientist: Fairly attractive as we
can move like Runners and are as tough as Clickers, see in the covers.
* ScienceHero: She discovers a method of traveling faster than light.
* SecretKeeper: So secret ''we'' don't know what it is,
but they lack the Runners' numbers and aggression, as well as the Clickers' strength.
it involves Captain Ryan's role in saving humanity.

!!Capt. James Ryan

* StalkerWithoutACrush: TheCaptain: It's part of their nature.
in his name.
* StealthHiBye: Tend GladiatorGames: Forced to hide and stay quiet when fight Daniela in an arena.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: In-universe, at
the line end of sight of other creatures, but turn and charge when they think those others are not looking. the comic, as a supposed martyr with a dark secret hidden from Last Watch.



[[folder:Clickers]]
!!Clickers
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Aged Infected whose infection has turned their head into layers of fungus. Their eyesight lost, they sense their surroundings through echolocation.

* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Clickers' "echolocation" is actually inaccurate. In the game, targets apparently have to be making noise for the Clickers to locate them with their signature clicks... but for people who use echolocation in RealLife, it doesn't matter if something is making noise or not; the whole point of the clicking is to follow the sound waves bouncing off of objects so they know where they are. In other words, the Clickers should actually be able to sense a moving, man-sized target regardless of how quiet they're being.
* TheBerserker: They keep charging even if loaded with bullets.
* BodyHorror: The fungus has bloomed from their skulls, splitting them open.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Their advanced infection has stolen their eyesight. Unfortunately, they develop echolocation to compensate.
* MarionetteMotion: The manner the Clickers' bodies first react to your sound and/or charge at you is quite bizarre.
* OneHitKill: They get a hold of you, they go straight for the jugular. However, you can get a skill that allows you to escape it.

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[[folder:Clickers]]
!!Clickers
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clicker54_6769.jpg]]
Aged Infected whose infection has turned
[[folder:Groups Of People]]

!!The United States Military

* MakeSureHesDead: The military will '''''not''''' allow anyone infected inside
their head into layers of fungus. Their eyesight lost, they sense their surroundings through echolocation.

* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Clickers' "echolocation" is actually inaccurate. In the game, targets apparently
quarantine zones alive. They have a scanner to be making noise for make absolutely sure, and if that goes off, so will the Clickers unlucky person's head. They do a lethal injection which seems to locate them with their signature clicks... but for people who use echolocation in RealLife, it doesn't matter if something is making noise or not; the whole point of the clicking is to follow the sound waves bouncing off of objects work instantaneously, so they know where they are. In other words, the Clickers should actually be able to sense a moving, man-sized target regardless of how quiet at least they're being.
humane about it. It may also be an example of [[PragmaticVillainy Pragmatic Punch-Clock Villainy]], since a lethal injection does not open a vector for more spores to be dispersed like a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] would.
* TheBerserker: They keep charging even if loaded PunchClockVillain: It's not that all the soldiers ''enjoy'' what they're doing. Some are helpful, some are jerks, just like anybody else. Unless they find out you're Infected.

!!The Hunters

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted
with bullets.
* BodyHorror: The fungus has bloomed from
the first group you encounter, who don't question their skulls, splitting them open.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Their advanced infection has stolen their eyesight. Unfortunately, they develop echolocation to compensate.
* MarionetteMotion: The manner the Clickers' bodies first react to your sound and/or charge at you is quite bizarre.
* OneHitKill: They get a hold of you, they go
boss. Played straight with another group, who verbally express doubts about David's orders. Especially James, who overrides him by [[spoiler:ordering Ellie's immediate death instead of bringing her alive.]] They ''are'' in a blizzard and risking hypothermia for one extremely dangerous girl. You might even say that they're doing [[spoiler:Ellie]] a favor, considering David apparently [[spoiler:likes to keep 'pets']].
* FaceHeelTurn: At least
for the jugular. However, you can get first group, where a skill document implies that allows they were formerly part of the Fireflies.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: By the Winter chapter, just the mention of "tourists" and the sight of Joel is enough to send some Hunters running scared.
* WouldHurtAChild: They have no problem attacking Ellie, especially if she's armed. [[spoiler:Once
you take control of Ellie, you have the pleasure of seeing the handful of ways they can murder her]].
* WoundedGazelleGambit: One way the hunters draw in victims is by having one stagger out, pretending
to escape it.be hurt and calling for help. Joel saw through them pretty quickly. [[spoiler:[[AntiHero Because]] he's "[[DarkAndTroubledPast been on both sides]]."]]
-->'''Joel:''' He's not even hurt. ''(drives at the Hunter)''




[[folder:Bloaters]]
!!Bloaters
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The oldest of the Infected, the fungus has created something akin to armored plating covering their bodies. They can pluck spore pods from their body to throw at whoever or whatever they're fighting. These are the least common of the Infected since they take over a decade to develop.

* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Due to being a mobile damage sponge.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Like the Clickers, their "echolocation" isn't really echolocation. See above.
* BodyHorror: They look more like a bipedal fungus than a human, their entire body being covered by the blooms.
* BossBattle: They are tough, what with the fungus acting as a natural Kevlar.
* EliteZombie: They do not get much more elite than this.
* FlunkyBoss: It has other Infected fighting alongside it both times that killing one is necessary to proceed.
* TheJuggernaut: They can survive even a Molotov cocktail.
* KillItWithFire: Like all Infected, fire works great. Once they're burnt they can no longer produce toxic sacs for their long-range attacks, and their natural armor is removed so your lower-caliber guns will be fully effective. However, you'll have to use two Molotovs or 2-3 bursts from the flame thrower to put one down for good.
* MiniBoss: As the most powerful Infected they serve as this.
* OneHitKill: And unlike the Clickers, you can't fight back if they catch you. If they ''do'' catch you, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath you're in for a nasty shock...]]
* RecurringBoss: There are two instances in the game where you absolutely have to kill one of these in order to proceed.
* TearOffYourFace: Your ultimate fate if you're caught by one.
* VillainDecay: The first Bloater will take everything you have to beat, and it is advised to run from those you do not have to confront. When Joel gets the flamethrower they become much easier. Even before that, two Molotovs will take them down fairly easily, albeit quite slowly.
[[/folder]]

!Others

[[folder:Animals/Other]]

!!Callus

A horse initially owned by Tommy in Jackson, Wyoming and given to Joel and Ellie to help them travel to the Fireflies. He is later shot and killed by David's men at the Lakeside Resort.

* CoolHorse: He is helpful as the best of them.
* HeroicSacrifice: He dies helping Ellie.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: A horse loyal until the very end.
* MeaningfulName: Callus, or in most cases callous, can mean hardened, indifferent, or unsympathetic, traits just about everyone in the game has on a surface level.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Joel and Ellie didn't get the name of the horse before they left with him so Ellie named him Callus.
* UndyingLoyalty: Literally; he dies because of it.
* UnfortunateName: Joel thinks so, at least.
--> "What kind of name is Callus, anyways?"

!!The giraffes

* DissonantSerenity: In a CrapsackWorld where humanity is ravaged by the Cordyceps infection and endless fighting, the giraffes in Salt Lake City provide a calm and almost haunting sudden change of tone.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Giraffes are actually a recurring theme in the game, seemingly representing hope or innocence (for instance, Sarah has a toy giraffe in her room during the prologue).
** The toy giraffes keep popping up throughout the game. If you keep your eyes peeled and explore enough you'll find one in every chapter.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Savage Starlight]]

!!Dr Daniela Star

* AmbiguouslyBrown: It's not clear what ethnicity she is supposed to be.
* AnArmAndALeg: On the cover of the final comic she has a [[ArtificialLimbs robotic arm.]]
* GladiatorGames: Forced into an arena with Captain Ryan.
* HotScientist: Fairly attractive as we can see in the covers.
* ScienceHero: She discovers a method of traveling faster than light.
* SecretKeeper: So secret ''we'' don't know what it is, but it involves Captain Ryan's role in saving humanity.

!!Capt. James Ryan

* TheCaptain: It's in his name.
* GladiatorGames: Forced to fight Daniela in an arena.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: In-universe, at the end of the comic, as a supposed martyr with a dark secret hidden from Last Watch.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Groups Of People]]

!!The United States Military

* MakeSureHesDead: The military will '''''not''''' allow anyone infected inside their quarantine zones alive. They have a scanner to make absolutely sure, and if that goes off, so will the unlucky person's head. They do a lethal injection which seems to work instantaneously, so at least they're humane about it. It may also be an example of [[PragmaticVillainy Pragmatic Punch-Clock Villainy]], since a lethal injection does not open a vector for more spores to be dispersed like a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] would.
* PunchClockVillain: It's not that all the soldiers ''enjoy'' what they're doing. Some are helpful, some are jerks, just like anybody else. Unless they find out you're Infected.

!!The Hunters

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted with the first group you encounter, who don't question their boss. Played straight with another group, who verbally express doubts about David's orders. Especially James, who overrides him by [[spoiler:ordering Ellie's immediate death instead of bringing her alive.]] They ''are'' in a blizzard and risking hypothermia for one extremely dangerous girl. You might even say that they're doing [[spoiler:Ellie]] a favor, considering David apparently [[spoiler:likes to keep 'pets']].
* FaceHeelTurn: At least for the first group, where a document implies that they were formerly part of the Fireflies.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: By the Winter chapter, just the mention of "tourists" and the sight of Joel is enough to send some Hunters running scared.
* WouldHurtAChild: They have no problem attacking Ellie, especially if she's armed. [[spoiler:Once you take control of Ellie, you have the pleasure of seeing the handful of ways they can murder her]].
* WoundedGazelleGambit: One way the hunters draw in victims is by having one stagger out, pretending to be hurt and calling for help. Joel saw through them pretty quickly. [[spoiler:[[AntiHero Because]] he's "[[DarkAndTroubledPast been on both sides]]."]]
-->'''Joel:''' He's not even hurt. ''(drives at the Hunter)''
[[/folder]]
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* SleevesAreForWimps: She wears a tank top and is considerably buff.


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* ArcherArchetype: Slender, stealthy, calm, and a good shot.
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* BoomHeadshot: Dies by taking the claw end of a hammer through her forehead.
* DiesWideOpen: Her eyes remain open and roll slightly backward after she's killed.


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* ActionGirl: She captilizes on Lev taking out one of Emily's goons by killing the other one, who had just broken her arm. She kills Emily soon after.
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* SpitefulSpit: She does this to Emily, resulting in Emily giving the order to break her arms.
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* IdiotBall: While distracted with trying to shoot Yara, she inadvertently gets to close to the Nameless Character, who has been strung up to be hanged... but isn't dead. Emily gets grabbed in a leg-lock, allowing Yara to finish her off.

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* IdiotBall: While distracted with trying to shoot Yara, she inadvertently gets to too close to the Nameless Character, who has been strung up to be hanged... but isn't dead. Emily gets grabbed in a leg-lock, allowing Yara to finish her off.



* BalOfAwesome: Sports a close-shaven head and is a good archer.

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* BalOfAwesome: BaldOfAwesome: Sports a close-shaven head and is a good archer.



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A character who first appeared in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is an ally of Lev and

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!The Infected

[[folder:In General]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tloutlou_6718.jpg]]
Tropes that apply for all of them:

* BodyHorror: The fungus takes root in your brain and then spreads from there.
* EyeScream: The fungus first starts manifesting outwardly by growing in and out of the victim's eyes.
* FesteringFungus: The source of the infection.
* NotUsingTheZWord: They're always referred to as Infected.
* StrongerThanTheyLook: Especially the Clickers. Even though they look like gooey, fleshy mushroom people, they can ''insta-kill'' Joel, who himself is one of the toughest survivors out there.
* TechnicallyLivingZombie: Infected by a fungus, not really dead.

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!The Infected

[[folder:In General]]
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[[folder:Nameless Character]]
!!Nameless Character
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
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Tropes that apply for all of them:

* BodyHorror: The fungus takes root in your brain and then spreads from there.
* EyeScream: The fungus
->'''Voiced By:''' Creator/LauraBailey (English)

A character who
first starts manifesting outwardly appeared in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is implied to be a playable character at some point in the game.

* ActionGirl: After being rescued
by growing in Lev and out Yara, she grabs a nearby hammer and squares up to face an oncoming Clicker.
* MurderousThighs: While in the process of being hanged, she grabs a distracted Emily with her legs and holds her so that Yara can kill her.
* NoNameGiven: At least at first. When listing the characters and cast
of the victim's eyes.
* FesteringFungus: The source of the infection.
* NotUsingTheZWord: They're always referred to as Infected.
* StrongerThanTheyLook: Especially the Clickers. Even though they look like gooey, fleshy mushroom people, they can ''insta-kill'' Joel, who himself is one of the toughest survivors out there.
* TechnicallyLivingZombie: Infected by a fungus, not really dead.
PGW trailer, Naughty Dog redacted this character's name.



[[folder:Runners]]
!!Runners
[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/runner_5692.jpg]]
Freshly turned Infected who attack with their hands. They still look - and, disturbingly, sound - the most human.

* AndIMustScream: Their mournful wails indicate that they might be aware of their current state.
* AttackAttackAttack: Once they spot an uninfected person, the fungus triggers certain hormone releases that cause them to go mad with aggression.
* FragileSpeedster: The least biologically changed, anything which will stop a human will stop a Runner.
* TragicMonster: Every one of them ''was'' a person, once upon a time. Some of their cries sound very human, like sobbing, screaming, or whimpering. There probably isn't anything left (none of the noises are intelligible as words and they have no tactics, teamwork, fine motor skills or anything like true intelligence), but it's just close enough to make you wonder.
* ZergRush: Since they have their senses intact, any one of them will cry out when spotting an uninfected person, resulting in the whole lot of them running to converge on them.

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[[folder:Runners]]
!!Runners
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[[folder:Emily]]
!!Emily
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
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Freshly turned Infected ->'''Voiced By:''' Emily Swallow (English)

A character
who attack first appeared in the Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is an antagonist and seems to be a cult leader of some sort.

* IdiotBall: While distracted
with their hands. They still look - and, disturbingly, sound - trying to shoot Yara, she inadvertently gets to close to the most human.

* AndIMustScream: Their mournful wails indicate that they might
Nameless Character, who has been strung up to be aware of their current state.
* AttackAttackAttack: Once they spot an uninfected person, the fungus triggers certain hormone releases that cause them to go mad with aggression.
* FragileSpeedster: The least biologically changed, anything which will stop a human will stop a Runner.
* TragicMonster: Every one of them ''was'' a person, once upon a time. Some of their cries sound very human, like sobbing, screaming, or whimpering. There probably
hanged... but isn't anything left (none of dead. Emily gets grabbed in a leg-lock, allowing Yara to finish her off.
* KnifeNut: She threatens to disembowel
the noises are intelligible as words Nameless Character with a large knife, and they have no tactics, teamwork, fine motor skills or anything like true intelligence), but it's just close enough has apparently done so to make you wonder.
* ZergRush: Since they have their senses intact, any one of them will cry out when spotting an uninfected person, resulting in the whole lot of them running to converge on them.
a few others.



[[folder:Stalkers]]
!!Stalkers
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/seeker_8062.jpg]]
Slightly aged Infected with fungi starting to grow out of their heads. Surprisingly intelligent, their fighting style is more ambush oriented.

* ItCanThink: It's the only stage of infection capable of performing predatory tactics.
* JackOfAllStats: Due to a more advanced state of infection, they can move like Runners and are as tough as Clickers, but they lack the Runners' numbers and aggression, as well as the Clickers' strength.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: It's part of their nature.
* StealthHiBye: Tend to hide and stay quiet when in the line of sight of other creatures, but turn and charge when they think those others are not looking.

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[[folder:Stalkers]]
!!Stalkers
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[[folder:Lev]]
!!Lev
[[quoteright:350:http://static.
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Slightly aged Infected with fungi starting to grow out of their heads. Surprisingly intelligent, their fighting style is more ambush oriented.

* ItCanThink: It's the only stage of infection capable of performing predatory tactics.
* JackOfAllStats: Due to a more advanced state of infection, they can move like Runners and are as tough as Clickers, but they lack the Runners' numbers and aggression, as well as the Clickers' strength.
* StalkerWithoutACrush: It's part of their nature.
* StealthHiBye: Tend to hide and stay quiet when
org/pmwiki/pub/images/lev.jpg]]

->'''Voiced By:''' Ian Alexander (English)

A character who first appeared
in the line of sight of other creatures, but turn Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for ''The Last Of Us Part II'', he is an archer and charge when they think those others are not looking. an ally of Yara.

* BalOfAwesome: Sports a close-shaven head and is a good archer.
* BigDamnHeroes: He helps save Yara and the Nameless Character from being killed by Emily and her goons.



[[folder:Clickers]]
!!Clickers
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clicker54_6769.jpg]]
Aged Infected whose infection has turned their head into layers of fungus. Their eyesight lost, they sense their surroundings through echolocation.

* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Clickers' "echolocation" is actually inaccurate. In the game, targets apparently have to be making noise for the Clickers to locate them with their signature clicks... but for people who use echolocation in RealLife, it doesn't matter if something is making noise or not; the whole point of the clicking is to follow the sound waves bouncing off of objects so they know where they are. In other words, the Clickers should actually be able to sense a moving, man-sized target regardless of how quiet they're being.
* TheBerserker: They keep charging even if loaded with bullets.
* BodyHorror: The fungus has bloomed from their skulls, splitting them open.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Their advanced infection has stolen their eyesight. Unfortunately, they develop echolocation to compensate.
* MarionetteMotion: The manner the Clickers' bodies first react to your sound and/or charge at you is quite bizarre.
* OneHitKill: They get a hold of you, they go straight for the jugular. However, you can get a skill that allows you to escape it.

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[[folder:Clickers]]
!!Clickers
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clicker54_6769.jpg]]
Aged Infected whose infection has turned their head into layers of fungus. Their eyesight lost, they sense their surroundings through echolocation.

* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Clickers' "echolocation" is actually inaccurate. In
[[folder:Yara]]
!!Yara
->'''Voiced By:''' Victoria Grace (English)

A character who first appeared in
the game, targets apparently have to be making noise Paris Games Week 2017 trailer for the Clickers to locate them with their signature clicks... but for people who ''The Last Of Us Part II'', she is an ally of Lev and

* DropTheHammer: Emily's goons
use echolocation in RealLife, a claw hammer to break Yara's left arm, and she uses it doesn't matter if something is making noise or not; the whole point soon after to kill one of the clicking is to follow the sound waves bouncing off of objects so they know where they are. In other words, the Clickers should actually be able to sense a moving, man-sized target regardless of how quiet they're being.
* TheBerserker: They keep charging
goons and even if loaded with bullets.
Emily herself.
* BodyHorror: The fungus has bloomed MadeOfIron: She kills Emily and one of her henchmen despite being in massive pain from their skulls, splitting them open.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Their advanced infection has stolen their eyesight. Unfortunately, they develop echolocation to compensate.
* MarionetteMotion: The manner the Clickers' bodies first react to your sound and/or charge at you is quite bizarre.
* OneHitKill: They get a hold of you, they go straight for the jugular. However, you can get a skill that allows you to escape it.
her broken arm.



[[folder:Bloaters]]
!!Bloaters
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bloater_3811.jpg]]
The oldest of the Infected, the fungus has created something akin to armored plating covering their bodies. They can pluck spore pods from their body to throw at whoever or whatever they're fighting. These are the least common of the Infected since they take over a decade to develop.

* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Due to being a mobile damage sponge.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Like the Clickers, their "echolocation" isn't really echolocation. See above.
* BodyHorror: They look more like a bipedal fungus than a human, their entire body being covered by the blooms.
* BossBattle: They are tough, what with the fungus acting as a natural Kevlar.
* EliteZombie: They do not get much more elite than this.
* FlunkyBoss: It has other Infected fighting alongside it both times that killing one is necessary to proceed.
* TheJuggernaut: They can survive even a Molotov cocktail.
* KillItWithFire: Like all Infected, fire works great. Once they're burnt they can no longer produce toxic sacs for their long-range attacks, and their natural armor is removed so your lower-caliber guns will be fully effective. However, you'll have to use two Molotovs or 2-3 bursts from the flame thrower to put one down for good.
* MiniBoss: As the most powerful Infected they serve as this.
* OneHitKill: And unlike the Clickers, you can't fight back if they catch you. If they ''do'' catch you, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath you're in for a nasty shock...]]
* RecurringBoss: There are two instances in the game where you absolutely have to kill one of these in order to proceed.
* TearOffYourFace: Your ultimate fate if you're caught by one.
* VillainDecay: The first Bloater will take everything you have to beat, and it is advised to run from those you do not have to confront. When Joel gets the flamethrower they become much easier. Even before that, two Molotovs will take them down fairly easily, albeit quite slowly.

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[[folder:Bloaters]]
!!Bloaters
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!The Infected

[[folder:In General]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.
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The oldest Tropes that apply for all of the Infected, the fungus has created something akin to armored plating covering their bodies. They can pluck spore pods from their body to throw at whoever or whatever they're fighting. These are the least common of the Infected since they take over a decade to develop.

* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Due to being a mobile damage sponge.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Like the Clickers, their "echolocation" isn't really echolocation. See above.
them:

* BodyHorror: They look more like a bipedal The fungus than a human, their entire body being covered by the blooms.
takes root in your brain and then spreads from there.
* BossBattle: They are tough, what with the EyeScream: The fungus acting first starts manifesting outwardly by growing in and out of the victim's eyes.
* FesteringFungus: The source of the infection.
* NotUsingTheZWord: They're always referred to
as a natural Kevlar.
Infected.
* EliteZombie: They do not get much more elite than this.
StrongerThanTheyLook: Especially the Clickers. Even though they look like gooey, fleshy mushroom people, they can ''insta-kill'' Joel, who himself is one of the toughest survivors out there.
* FlunkyBoss: It has other TechnicallyLivingZombie: Infected fighting alongside it both times that killing one is necessary to proceed.
* TheJuggernaut: They can survive even a Molotov cocktail.
* KillItWithFire: Like all Infected, fire works great. Once they're burnt they can no longer produce toxic sacs for their long-range attacks, and their natural armor is removed so your lower-caliber guns will be fully effective. However, you'll have to use two Molotovs or 2-3 bursts from the flame thrower to put one down for good.
* MiniBoss: As the most powerful Infected they serve as this.
* OneHitKill: And unlike the Clickers, you can't fight back if they catch you. If they ''do'' catch you, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath you're in for a nasty shock...]]
* RecurringBoss: There are two instances in the game where you absolutely have to kill one of these in order to proceed.
* TearOffYourFace: Your ultimate fate if you're caught
by one.
* VillainDecay: The first Bloater will take everything you have to beat, and it is advised to run from those you do
a fungus, not have to confront. When Joel gets the flamethrower they become much easier. Even before that, two Molotovs will take them down fairly easily, albeit quite slowly.really dead.



!Others

[[folder:Animals/Other]]

!!Callus

A horse initially owned by Tommy in Jackson, Wyoming and given to Joel and Ellie to help them travel to the Fireflies. He is later shot and killed by David's men at the Lakeside Resort.

* CoolHorse: He is helpful as the best of them.
* HeroicSacrifice: He dies helping Ellie.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: A horse loyal until the very end.
* MeaningfulName: Callus, or in most cases callous, can mean hardened, indifferent, or unsympathetic, traits just about everyone in the game has on a surface level.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Joel and Ellie didn't get the name of the horse before they left with him so Ellie named him Callus.
* UndyingLoyalty: Literally; he dies because of it.
* UnfortunateName: Joel thinks so, at least.
--> "What kind of name is Callus, anyways?"

!!The giraffes

* DissonantSerenity: In a CrapsackWorld where humanity is ravaged by the Cordyceps infection and endless fighting, the giraffes in Salt Lake City provide a calm and almost haunting sudden change of tone.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Giraffes are actually a recurring theme in the game, seemingly representing hope or innocence (for instance, Sarah has a toy giraffe in her room during the prologue).
** The toy giraffes keep popping up throughout the game. If you keep your eyes peeled and explore enough you'll find one in every chapter.

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!Others

[[folder:Animals/Other]]

!!Callus

A horse initially owned by Tommy in Jackson, Wyoming and given to Joel and Ellie to help
[[folder:Runners]]
!!Runners
[[quoteright:220:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/runner_5692.jpg]]
Freshly turned Infected who attack with their hands. They still look - and, disturbingly, sound - the most human.

* AndIMustScream: Their mournful wails indicate that they might be aware of their current state.
* AttackAttackAttack: Once they spot an uninfected person, the fungus triggers certain hormone releases that cause
them travel to the Fireflies. He is later shot and killed by David's men at the Lakeside Resort.

go mad with aggression.
* CoolHorse: He is helpful as the best FragileSpeedster: The least biologically changed, anything which will stop a human will stop a Runner.
* TragicMonster: Every one
of them.
* HeroicSacrifice: He dies helping Ellie.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: A horse loyal until the
them ''was'' a person, once upon a time. Some of their cries sound very end.
* MeaningfulName: Callus,
human, like sobbing, screaming, or in most cases callous, can mean hardened, indifferent, whimpering. There probably isn't anything left (none of the noises are intelligible as words and they have no tactics, teamwork, fine motor skills or unsympathetic, traits anything like true intelligence), but it's just about everyone close enough to make you wonder.
* ZergRush: Since they have their senses intact, any one of them will cry out when spotting an uninfected person, resulting
in the game has whole lot of them running to converge on a surface level.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Joel and Ellie didn't get the name of the horse before they left with him so Ellie named him Callus.
* UndyingLoyalty: Literally; he dies because of it.
* UnfortunateName: Joel thinks so, at least.
--> "What kind of name is Callus, anyways?"

!!The giraffes

* DissonantSerenity: In a CrapsackWorld where humanity is ravaged by the Cordyceps infection and endless fighting, the giraffes in Salt Lake City provide a calm and almost haunting sudden change of tone.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Giraffes are actually a recurring theme in the game, seemingly representing hope or innocence (for instance, Sarah has a toy giraffe in her room during the prologue).
** The toy giraffes keep popping up throughout the game. If you keep your eyes peeled and explore enough you'll find one in every chapter.
them.



[[folder:Savage Starlight]]

!!Dr Daniela Star

* AmbiguouslyBrown: It's not clear what ethnicity she is supposed to be.
* AnArmAndALeg: On the cover of the final comic she has a [[ArtificialLimbs robotic arm.]]
* GladiatorGames: Forced into an arena with Captain Ryan.
* HotScientist: Fairly attractive as we can see in the covers.
* ScienceHero: She discovers a method of traveling faster than light.
* SecretKeeper: So secret ''we'' don't know what it is, but it involves Captain Ryan's role in saving humanity.

!!Capt. James Ryan

* TheCaptain: It's in his name.
* GladiatorGames: Forced to fight Daniela in an arena.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: In-universe, at the end of the comic, as a supposed martyr with a dark secret hidden from Last Watch.

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[[folder:Savage Starlight]]

!!Dr Daniela Star

[[folder:Stalkers]]
!!Stalkers
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/seeker_8062.jpg]]
Slightly aged Infected with fungi starting to grow out of their heads. Surprisingly intelligent, their fighting style is more ambush oriented.

* AmbiguouslyBrown: ItCanThink: It's not clear what ethnicity she is supposed to be.
* AnArmAndALeg: On
the cover only stage of infection capable of performing predatory tactics.
* JackOfAllStats: Due to a more advanced state of infection, they can move like Runners and are as tough as Clickers, but they lack
the final comic she has a [[ArtificialLimbs robotic arm.]]
* GladiatorGames: Forced into an arena with Captain Ryan.
* HotScientist: Fairly attractive
Runners' numbers and aggression, as we can see in well as the covers.
Clickers' strength.
* ScienceHero: She discovers a method of traveling faster than light.
* SecretKeeper: So secret ''we'' don't know what it is, but it involves Captain Ryan's role in saving humanity.

!!Capt. James Ryan

* TheCaptain:
StalkerWithoutACrush: It's part of their nature.
* StealthHiBye: Tend to hide and stay quiet when
in his name.
* GladiatorGames: Forced to fight Daniela in an arena.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: In-universe, at
the end line of the comic, as a supposed martyr with a dark secret hidden from Last Watch.
sight of other creatures, but turn and charge when they think those others are not looking.



[[folder:Groups Of People]]

!!The United States Military

* MakeSureHesDead: The military will '''''not''''' allow anyone infected inside their quarantine zones alive. They have a scanner to make absolutely sure, and if that goes off, so will the unlucky person's head. They do a lethal injection which seems to work instantaneously, so at least they're humane about it. It may also be an example of [[PragmaticVillainy Pragmatic Punch-Clock Villainy]], since a lethal injection does not open a vector for more spores to be dispersed like a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] would.
* PunchClockVillain: It's not that all the soldiers ''enjoy'' what they're doing. Some are helpful, some are jerks, just like anybody else. Unless they find out you're Infected.

!!The Hunters

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted with the first group you encounter, who don't question their boss. Played straight with another group, who verbally express doubts about David's orders. Especially James, who overrides him by [[spoiler:ordering Ellie's immediate death instead of bringing her alive.]] They ''are'' in a blizzard and risking hypothermia for one extremely dangerous girl. You might even say that they're doing [[spoiler:Ellie]] a favor, considering David apparently [[spoiler:likes to keep 'pets']].
* FaceHeelTurn: At least for the first group, where a document implies that they were formerly part of the Fireflies.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: By the Winter chapter, just the mention of "tourists" and the sight of Joel is enough to send some Hunters running scared.
* WouldHurtAChild: They have no problem attacking Ellie, especially if she's armed. [[spoiler:Once you take control of Ellie, you have the pleasure of seeing the handful of ways they can murder her]].
* WoundedGazelleGambit: One way the hunters draw in victims is by having one stagger out, pretending to be hurt and calling for help. Joel saw through them pretty quickly. [[spoiler:[[AntiHero Because]] he's "[[DarkAndTroubledPast been on both sides]]."]]
-->'''Joel:''' He's not even hurt. ''(drives at the Hunter)''

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[[folder:Groups Of People]]

!!The United States Military

* MakeSureHesDead: The military will '''''not''''' allow anyone infected inside
[[folder:Clickers]]
!!Clickers
[[quoteright:225:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/clicker54_6769.jpg]]
Aged Infected whose infection has turned
their quarantine zones alive. They head into layers of fungus. Their eyesight lost, they sense their surroundings through echolocation.

* ArtisticLicenseBiology: The Clickers' "echolocation" is actually inaccurate. In the game, targets apparently
have a scanner to make absolutely sure, and if that goes off, so will be making noise for the unlucky person's head. They do a lethal injection which seems Clickers to work instantaneously, locate them with their signature clicks... but for people who use echolocation in RealLife, it doesn't matter if something is making noise or not; the whole point of the clicking is to follow the sound waves bouncing off of objects so at least they know where they are. In other words, the Clickers should actually be able to sense a moving, man-sized target regardless of how quiet they're humane about it. It may also be an example of [[PragmaticVillainy Pragmatic Punch-Clock Villainy]], since a lethal injection does not open a vector for more spores to be dispersed like a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] would.
being.
* PunchClockVillain: It's not that all the soldiers ''enjoy'' what they're doing. Some are helpful, some are jerks, just like anybody else. Unless TheBerserker: They keep charging even if loaded with bullets.
* BodyHorror: The fungus has bloomed from their skulls, splitting them open.
* DisabilitySuperpower: Their advanced infection has stolen their eyesight. Unfortunately,
they find out you're Infected.

!!The Hunters

develop echolocation to compensate.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted with MarionetteMotion: The manner the Clickers' bodies first group react to your sound and/or charge at you encounter, who don't question their boss. Played is quite bizarre.
* OneHitKill: They get a hold of you, they go
straight with another group, who verbally express doubts about David's orders. Especially James, who overrides him by [[spoiler:ordering Ellie's immediate death instead of bringing her alive.]] They ''are'' in a blizzard and risking hypothermia for one extremely dangerous girl. You might even say that they're doing [[spoiler:Ellie]] a favor, considering David apparently [[spoiler:likes to keep 'pets']].
* FaceHeelTurn: At least
for the first group, where jugular. However, you can get a document implies skill that they were formerly part of the Fireflies.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: By the Winter chapter, just the mention of "tourists" and the sight of Joel is enough to send some Hunters running scared.
* WouldHurtAChild: They have no problem attacking Ellie, especially if she's armed. [[spoiler:Once
allows you take control of Ellie, you have the pleasure of seeing the handful of ways they can murder her]].
* WoundedGazelleGambit: One way the hunters draw in victims is by having one stagger out, pretending
to be hurt and calling for help. Joel saw through them pretty quickly. [[spoiler:[[AntiHero Because]] he's "[[DarkAndTroubledPast been on both sides]]."]]
-->'''Joel:''' He's not even hurt. ''(drives at the Hunter)''
escape it.


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[[folder:Bloaters]]
!!Bloaters
[[quoteright:180:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/bloater_3811.jpg]]
The oldest of the Infected, the fungus has created something akin to armored plating covering their bodies. They can pluck spore pods from their body to throw at whoever or whatever they're fighting. These are the least common of the Infected since they take over a decade to develop.

* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Due to being a mobile damage sponge.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Like the Clickers, their "echolocation" isn't really echolocation. See above.
* BodyHorror: They look more like a bipedal fungus than a human, their entire body being covered by the blooms.
* BossBattle: They are tough, what with the fungus acting as a natural Kevlar.
* EliteZombie: They do not get much more elite than this.
* FlunkyBoss: It has other Infected fighting alongside it both times that killing one is necessary to proceed.
* TheJuggernaut: They can survive even a Molotov cocktail.
* KillItWithFire: Like all Infected, fire works great. Once they're burnt they can no longer produce toxic sacs for their long-range attacks, and their natural armor is removed so your lower-caliber guns will be fully effective. However, you'll have to use two Molotovs or 2-3 bursts from the flame thrower to put one down for good.
* MiniBoss: As the most powerful Infected they serve as this.
* OneHitKill: And unlike the Clickers, you can't fight back if they catch you. If they ''do'' catch you, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath you're in for a nasty shock...]]
* RecurringBoss: There are two instances in the game where you absolutely have to kill one of these in order to proceed.
* TearOffYourFace: Your ultimate fate if you're caught by one.
* VillainDecay: The first Bloater will take everything you have to beat, and it is advised to run from those you do not have to confront. When Joel gets the flamethrower they become much easier. Even before that, two Molotovs will take them down fairly easily, albeit quite slowly.
[[/folder]]

!Others

[[folder:Animals/Other]]

!!Callus

A horse initially owned by Tommy in Jackson, Wyoming and given to Joel and Ellie to help them travel to the Fireflies. He is later shot and killed by David's men at the Lakeside Resort.

* CoolHorse: He is helpful as the best of them.
* HeroicSacrifice: He dies helping Ellie.
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: A horse loyal until the very end.
* MeaningfulName: Callus, or in most cases callous, can mean hardened, indifferent, or unsympathetic, traits just about everyone in the game has on a surface level.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Joel and Ellie didn't get the name of the horse before they left with him so Ellie named him Callus.
* UndyingLoyalty: Literally; he dies because of it.
* UnfortunateName: Joel thinks so, at least.
--> "What kind of name is Callus, anyways?"

!!The giraffes

* DissonantSerenity: In a CrapsackWorld where humanity is ravaged by the Cordyceps infection and endless fighting, the giraffes in Salt Lake City provide a calm and almost haunting sudden change of tone.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Giraffes are actually a recurring theme in the game, seemingly representing hope or innocence (for instance, Sarah has a toy giraffe in her room during the prologue).
** The toy giraffes keep popping up throughout the game. If you keep your eyes peeled and explore enough you'll find one in every chapter.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Savage Starlight]]

!!Dr Daniela Star

* AmbiguouslyBrown: It's not clear what ethnicity she is supposed to be.
* AnArmAndALeg: On the cover of the final comic she has a [[ArtificialLimbs robotic arm.]]
* GladiatorGames: Forced into an arena with Captain Ryan.
* HotScientist: Fairly attractive as we can see in the covers.
* ScienceHero: She discovers a method of traveling faster than light.
* SecretKeeper: So secret ''we'' don't know what it is, but it involves Captain Ryan's role in saving humanity.

!!Capt. James Ryan

* TheCaptain: It's in his name.
* GladiatorGames: Forced to fight Daniela in an arena.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: In-universe, at the end of the comic, as a supposed martyr with a dark secret hidden from Last Watch.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Groups Of People]]

!!The United States Military

* MakeSureHesDead: The military will '''''not''''' allow anyone infected inside their quarantine zones alive. They have a scanner to make absolutely sure, and if that goes off, so will the unlucky person's head. They do a lethal injection which seems to work instantaneously, so at least they're humane about it. It may also be an example of [[PragmaticVillainy Pragmatic Punch-Clock Villainy]], since a lethal injection does not open a vector for more spores to be dispersed like a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] would.
* PunchClockVillain: It's not that all the soldiers ''enjoy'' what they're doing. Some are helpful, some are jerks, just like anybody else. Unless they find out you're Infected.

!!The Hunters

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Averted with the first group you encounter, who don't question their boss. Played straight with another group, who verbally express doubts about David's orders. Especially James, who overrides him by [[spoiler:ordering Ellie's immediate death instead of bringing her alive.]] They ''are'' in a blizzard and risking hypothermia for one extremely dangerous girl. You might even say that they're doing [[spoiler:Ellie]] a favor, considering David apparently [[spoiler:likes to keep 'pets']].
* FaceHeelTurn: At least for the first group, where a document implies that they were formerly part of the Fireflies.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: By the Winter chapter, just the mention of "tourists" and the sight of Joel is enough to send some Hunters running scared.
* WouldHurtAChild: They have no problem attacking Ellie, especially if she's armed. [[spoiler:Once you take control of Ellie, you have the pleasure of seeing the handful of ways they can murder her]].
* WoundedGazelleGambit: One way the hunters draw in victims is by having one stagger out, pretending to be hurt and calling for help. Joel saw through them pretty quickly. [[spoiler:[[AntiHero Because]] he's "[[DarkAndTroubledPast been on both sides]]."]]
-->'''Joel:''' He's not even hurt. ''(drives at the Hunter)''
[[/folder]]
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** Hits him hard in regards to Ellie during the Winter chapter. It's implied that being terrified for her life is what finally made him realize that he's come to see her as a surrogate daughter.

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** Hits him hard in regards to Ellie during the Winter chapter. It's implied that being terrified for her life is what finally made makes him realize that he's come to see her as a surrogate daughter.
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** Hits him hard in regards to Ellie during the Winter chapter. It's implied that being terrified for her life is what finally made him realize that he indeed sees her as a surrogate daughter.

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** Hits him hard in regards to Ellie during the Winter chapter. It's implied that being terrified for her life is what finally made him realize that he indeed sees he's come to see her as a surrogate daughter.
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--->'''Tommy:''' They got a kid, Joel! //

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--->'''Tommy:''' They got a kid, Joel! //Joel!\\
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