Ben from Telltale Games' take on The Walking Dead seems more like an exposition character when he's first introduced in Episode 2, dropping vital information on the characters and mostly staying off the screen. However, by the end of Episode 4, he's somehow managed to fail to protect Clementine at least once AND be the indirect cause of Katjaa's suicide, Duck's death and - depending on who you saved in Episode one - either Carley or Doug's death. His apparent uselessness gets lampshaded in Episode 4.
Clementine: You want me to stay with BEN?
Lee: I'm not leaving you with Ben. I'm leaving Ben with you.
- However, in a rare instance, Ben also views himself as The Load, since he explicitly states in Ep. 4 that "For once, I want to do something right." Too bad he doesn't live up to that, but at least the sentiment's there.
- In Season 2, while Sarah is younger than Ben and is slightly more justified in her helplessness, she still proves to be a liability due to her emotional dependence on her father and Clementine. After her father dies in Episode 4, she completely shuts down as the walkers close in, and she can potentially be left to die. Even if you save her then, she dies later on anyway.