History Characters / TheLastOfUs

2nd Feb '16 11:21:40 PM Robotnik
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* 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.

* LittleMissSnarker: With no functioning society to grow up in, Ellie tends to act and make jokes of things girls her age don't stereotypically do.
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* LittleMissSnarker: With no functioning society to grow up in, Ellie tends to act and make jokes of things girls her age don't stereotypically do. That being said, this is presented more as a sign of ''im''maturity; as the plot takes a turn for the worse and stealth takes up more of the gameplay, it becomes clear that Ellie is at her strongest (and most dangerous) when she's silent. Can't hear her? It's a good time to say your prayers.

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* LittleMissSnarker: With no functioning society to grow up in, Ellie tends to act SadClown: She usually has a snappy comeback or a pun ready, but "Left Behind" and make jokes of things girls her age don't stereotypically do.the main campaign establish that she's been through a lot. The ending makes it clear that she's felt every death she's witnessed.
2nd Feb '16 10:28:48 PM Robotnik
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* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Though given the setting, it's hardly a surprise. Ellie herself implies that orphaned children are more common than not.

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* 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.
29th Jan '16 11:37:26 PM Robotnik
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** 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.
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** 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.
24th Jan '16 4:40:13 AM Walkinshadows
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* TookALevelInKindness: Only towards Ellie. And towards Henry, a little. You should see his face when [[spoiler:Sam is killed. He looks so crushed as he tries to talk Henry down, knowing he's going to do ''something'' after that]].
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* TookALevelInKindness: Only towards Ellie. And towards Henry, a little. You should see his face when [[spoiler:Sam Sam is killed. He looks so crushed as he tries to talk Henry down, knowing he's going to do ''something'' after that]].

* ShootTheShaggyDog: Forced to [[spoiler: kill his Infected brother]] to protect Ellie. Consequently is [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]] promptly after.
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Forced to [[spoiler: to kill his Infected brother]] brother to protect Ellie. Consequently is [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]] DrivenToSuicide promptly after.

* [[spoiler: 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".]]
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* [[spoiler: 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".]]

* [[spoiler: TragicMonster]]
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* [[spoiler: TragicMonster]]TragicMonster

* [[spoiler: ZombieInfectee: He gets bitten in the leg, which he fails to mention.]]
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* [[spoiler: ZombieInfectee: He gets bitten in the leg, which he fails to mention.]]
24th Jan '16 4:37:15 AM Walkinshadows
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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: 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)]].
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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: 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)]].be)

* BehindTheBlack: The trope image for HisStoryRepeatsItself has one particular difference between the two scenarios: [[spoiler:while he was carrying Ellie in his arms, his left hand had a gun pointed at Marlene the whole time]].
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* BehindTheBlack: The trope image for HisStoryRepeatsItself has one particular difference between the two scenarios: [[spoiler:while while he was carrying Ellie in his arms, his left hand had a gun pointed at Marlene the whole time]].time
24th Jan '16 4:36:08 AM Walkinshadows
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Since he is unable to defend himself, he becomes an Infected. * BreakTheCutie: His infection and subsequent transformation. * DespairEventHorizon: Hits one after getting bitten - it's subdued, but he becomes very depressed and bitter.
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: [[spoiler: AndThenJohnWasAZombie:]] Since he is unable to defend himself, he [[spoiler: becomes an Infected. Infected.]] * BreakTheCutie: His [[spoiler: infection and subsequent transformation. transformation.]] * DespairEventHorizon: Hits one after [[spoiler: getting bitten bitten]] - it's subdued, but he becomes very depressed and bitter.

* 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".
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* [[spoiler: 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".]]

%% TragicMonster
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%% TragicMonster* [[spoiler: TragicMonster]]

* ZombieInfectee: He gets bitten in the leg, which he fails to mention.
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* [[spoiler: ZombieInfectee: He gets bitten in the leg, which he fails to mention.]]
24th Jan '16 4:31:07 AM Walkinshadows
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* DespairEventHorizon: After he's forced to kill Sam.
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* DespairEventHorizon: After he's forced to [[spoiler: kill Sam.]]

* ShootTheShaggyDog: Forced to kill his Infected brother to protect Ellie. Consequently is DrivenToSuicide promptly after.
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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Forced to [[spoiler: kill his Infected brother brother]] to protect Ellie. Consequently is DrivenToSuicide [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]] promptly after.
22nd Jan '16 10:38:24 AM TheNerfGuy
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* {{Badass}}: Oh, yeah. ** BadassAndChildDuo: Though it doesn't take too long for Ellie to catch up. ** BadassBaritone: [[Creator/TroyBaker Troy Baker]] at his finest. ** 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. ** BeardOfSorrow: Among other emotions... ** 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. ** BadassGrandpa: At the start of the game he is twenty-eight to thirty years old. By the end 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 were a hunter ambushes and nearly succeeds in drowning him until Ellie arrives to shoot him.
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* {{Badass}}: Oh, yeah. ** %%* BadassAndChildDuo: Though it doesn't take too long for Ellie to catch up. ** %%* BadassBaritone: [[Creator/TroyBaker Troy Baker]] at his finest. ** * 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. By the end he's in his late forties to early fifties. * BadassInDistress: ** BeardOfSorrow: Among other emotions... 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 were 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. ** BadassGrandpa: At the start of the game he is twenty-eight to thirty years old. By the end 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 were a hunter ambushes and nearly succeeds in drowning him until Ellie arrives to shoot him.%%* BeardOfSorrow: Among other emotions.
22nd Jan '16 6:30:18 AM Beats1218
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** BadassAdorable: She may be absolutely cute, but doesn't mean she can fight on her own.
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** BadassAdorable: She may be absolutely cute, but doesn't mean she can can't fight on her own.
22nd Jan '16 5:05:53 AM Lancelot07
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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 meant to be the origin story of an ActionHero.
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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 meant to be basically the origin story of an ActionHero.
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