Ellie is going to become a clicker, but she'll still know who she isFrom what I gathered playing the game, Ellie is infected with a mutated string of the fungus that doesn't make her zombie out, but it's still growing inside of her brain. Sooner or later it's going to grow just as much as the fungus of the clickers, and eventually even the bloaters, but without the side effect of being controlled by it.
There would be a Resistance shout out in the sequel.SRPA crates, mentioning a fungus infused Super Soldier project, Grim-type infected, etc because Naughty Dog and Insomniac are friends.
The escape at the end of the game is a Dying DreamAt some point during the Firefly hospital, Joel gets shot, and as he lays bleeding out, imagines heroically rescuing Ellie. This is somewhat supported by the fact that red becomes the new "notice this" color; all throughout the rest of the game (the "real world"), as in the Uncharted games, it had been yellow. Additionally, there is an eye exam chart that seems to subliminally encourage Joel to keep running ("RUN YOU R NEARLY THERE DONT QUIT!!").
Savage Starlight will eventually be DefictionalizedViewing the back of the comic covers in the inventory shows them as being published by Dark Horse Comics.
Humanity will die. Period.The game's not called The Last of Us for nothing. It is literally a story set in humanity's last days, and it's more about how the survivors are coping with the inevitable. The depredation of women and children(which is a big thing in the story of the game) is killing humanity's chances to repopulate, and infrastructure and societal structure are so destroyed that it'd be impossible for any kind of centralized government to be reformed.
The Last Of Us takes place in the future of the Left 4 Dead games.
Joel and Ellie will meet more immune in the sequel.
Somewhere in an abandoned house will be a PS3.
Ellie was bitten but not infected.
The source of the fungus plague is man-made.
Joel gets infected or is infected somehow.
Ellie has to shoot an infected Joel in order to stop the infection from spreading.
Ellie and Joel's friendship is doomed.
Had the Fireflies just asked Ellie if she was willing to go through with the cure experiment, Ellie would have agreed
More immune will naturally occur as more people are born post-Apocalypse.Just as the fungus mutated and spread, so will the human immune response. Latent low levels of the fungus are breathed in, anti-bodies mutate to fight them, and these are passed on from mother to child. Thus the best - and most ironic - solution/cure is to simply... wait it out and proceed as normal (pre-breakout).
Ellie is short for Elizabeth.
The Fireflies missed a blindingly obvious alternative to brain extraction.
David is Nathan Drake
The Last of Us takes place at the same time as Metro 2033.Both games have some sort of cataclysm that begins in 2013, and then skip 20 years to the "present". The nuclear war that devastated Russia was a result of the ensuing panic of the Cordyceps outbreak. In addition to the radiation, the air is thick with Cordyceps spores, which necessitates the gas mask, and the mutant creatures and Dark Ones are creatures mutated by a combination of both the Cordyceps and radiation poisoning.
David's Villainous Breakdown is a result of getting bitten by Ellie. Now, it could be that David was always a bit unhinged and did a good job of hiding it, but since Ellie is acting as a carrier for a mutated Cordyceps strain, it's possible that that one of the side effects of biting and infecting another person with it is some sort of insanity.
Ellie is wrong. The people the infected were once are still in there, and they remain completely conscious of their situation until they bite a bulletThe fungus slowly takes control over their bodies and there is nothing they can do about it. They don't want to chase you or bite you, but can't stop their infested body from doing it. And the 'fresh' runners screaming is them doing the last thing they can do by their own choice before the fungus takes it away from them.
There will be a DLC showing what Joel and Ellie did between Pittsburgh and Wyoming
The sequel will be closer in time to the outbreak and follow Ish's story
The Fireflies are behind the initial outbreak.Isn't it a bit suspicious that such a well organized militia group spawned so quickly after the infestation began? Perhaps the plan was to introduce the infection, let the government crumble a bit and then swoop in as the 'saviors' of the U.S, so as to install their own government. Sure, perhaps this would work better with a cure ready to whip out, but maybe there was a cure at first, until things went horribly wrong and it somehow got lost. It's also very possible that the Fireflies seen in-game are a far different band than the original, so known Fireflies like Mareen aren't necessarily part of this conspiracy.
The rest of the world, outside of the U.S.A, is perfectly fine.It only takes an hour to turn, so it doesn't seem likely that many infected could manage to travel to any place that requires traveling over ocean. The spores are deadly but they can't travel THAT far. There are certainly a few different ways i can imagine a worldwide epidemic occurring, but since there's no evidence for it in the game it seems equally likely that the world is normal, and simply letting the U.S die out of fear of the consequences of any intervention.
Spores are no longer infective, but the characters don't know itSpores is the usual method of dispersion in Cordyceps type fungus. These show up in game being released after an infected has been completely overtaken by the fungus and dies as a result, and as part of the "grenades" thrown by bloaters. Although these take a bit of Joel's (and Ellie's!) life bar, the bloaters' spore bombs don't seem capable of infecting the playable characters, even when they have their gas masks off. This is because the humans' immune system is now capable of destroying the spores. The fungus strains more dependent on spores died out as the humans either died, or got access to anti-spore breathing masks. On the other hand, the strains that dispersed mostly through bites - which transmitted hifae rather than spores - became majority, and eventually displaced the others completely.
Ellie really is the key to a vaccine.But not the way Marlene thinks. Ellie can transmit her mutated, benign cordyceps just like any other Infected, through contact with body fluids... but if she bites someone, there's a good chance they're going to end up dead anyway, so no one's had a chance to notice.
A Sequel or DLC will take place between the events of the prologue and the main game20 years is a very long time, so it's entirely plausible that Joel would've had to go through some trials before the start of the game.
The Cannibals from Winter are the same bandits who were hassling Tommy at the DamMostly a feel good guess because that would mean Joel and Ellie effectively wiping out that group means they wouldn't be around to bother Tommy and his settlement anymore. After all if it's conceivable that they got to the university from Tommy's city on horseback, and that group they encountered were the cannibals they deal with in Winter, it certainly isn't a stretch geography wise.
Damn it Jim, I'm a brain surgeon not a mycologist!
There is a healthy population of escaped zoo big cats in the US that feeds on clickersClickers don't hide, make constant noise, are easily ambushed from behind and have fragile skulls. A cat's idea of paradise! Their heads might be bursting with fungus, but those bodies could still make a good meal.
Ellie has 2 types of fungus in herWhen she was bitten, she also picked up a parasite that limits the growth of the cordyceps. This parasite stops it from driving her berserk, but it has a different means of spreading than the cordyceps-meaning she can still bite and infect people. This secondary fungus is descended from one of the real-life parasites that stop cordyceps growth in real life, only having jumped to targeting human cordyceps instead.
The Last Of Us is a prequel to God Eater.At the current point in which The Last Of Us takes place, the infected will soon start mutating into Aragami. Considering how The Last Of Us is set in 2033 and God Eater takes place in 2071, it's quite possible that Fenrir was established in that period of time and the first God Arcs were made as well.
The world of The Last Of Us is a result of the Reason of Yosuga.If the Demi-Fiend follows the Reason of Yosuga, he ushers in a world where the strong survive and the weak perish. Thus, to carry on Chiaki's wishes for the new world, he uses his demonic power to create a scenario where only the strong can find glory in the world. Of course, he'll be busy in Tokyo, still commanding an army of demons, and perhaps thinking about challenging the outside world.
Alternatively, the cordyceps outbreak was caused by YHVH.In the Mega Ten universe, God Is Evil is in full force. In the first SMT game, he caused a nuclear war just to whittle down humanity into mindless followers. In this, he may have started the outbreak via demons, rather than use the demons themselves. The American Military can be thought of as Law, whilst Firefly could be considered Chaos, leaving Joel as the Hero and Ellie as the Heroine who stays by him. Following this, Firefly may every well have been founded by a 'Louis Cyphere'...
There will be a DLC which will contain Ellie beating the shit out of David for 20 minutesJust to please the fans that wanted to do that in game.
The cordyceps was God crying out in horrorBecause Naughty Dog replaced Nolan North with Justin Bieber.
The cure would just cause more problemsIt would be available just in America not the rest of the world.America would probably keep the cure for its self and try to sell it to other countries for high prices.Eventually wars would rise over the cure,killing even more innocent people.Only shitty people would stay alive and the world would be an even worse place.In the end Joel did a favor to the world.
Yor is a descendant of Ellie.The movie takes place long after the apocalypse has happened, and it's possible that by then, technology would have managed to advance, and thanks to Ellie, the immunity would be passed on to her off springs, and spread around for generations to come. Dinosaurs would exist. Strange purple people could be another mutation of the virus. Yor himself could be from the great line of children started from Ellie. Plus, Ellie is capable of wiping out an entirely army single handed-ly (with or without Joel), and so is Yor, only he can wipe them out with hardly any trouble.
One of the DL Cs will be called Believe in the Fireflies.If you're wondering those are the last lines of the opening credits. It just sounds like a great name for either some Tommy DLC, Marlene DLC, other Firefly related DLC.
The Fireflies would have just killed Joel and Tess had they successfully rendezvoused with them at the Capitol.The Fireflies are a ruthless bunch, Joel and Tess are just two people, and their usefullness would be done once they delivered Ellie. Had the revolutionaries not gotten themselves killed by the military, chances are good they would have just shot the pair before leaving with Ellie and the guns in tow.
Joel is infected with a mutated strainThroughout the game Joel and Ellie end up being feared by groups that vastly outnumber them with access to good weaponry because Joel uses hearing mode and is kinda tough. Those weren't gameplay elements those were canon from him having been infected a few years ago without having noticed. The only things in game that are supposed to use echo location are stalkers, clickers, and bloaters. They don't develop the skill to replace eyesight, otherwise stalkers wouldn't be able to use it, its just coincidence like the mushroom armor plating. Joel just never noticed his hearing became amazing because it feels natural. The mutation is farther from the original than Ellie's also mutated version so his doesn't show up when he is scanned. There are two other humans that use echo-location; Ellie, who despite being a little girl is still much tougher than ordinary mooks, being bit around a year before she uses the ability, it wasn't quite as refined as Joel's, and David, who about an hour after being bit manages to stalk you down just like you've been doing to enemies, but since he should barely be a runner by this point, it isn't even as good as Ellie and still survived three times the damage that should have killed him.
Joel and Ellie met Ish at Tommy's.One note you find in the abandoned neighbourhood after escaping the sewers reveals that he got out alive, so why not? Guessing just for heartwarming purposes.
Ellie after the ending would at some point start calling Joel "dad".It's implied she grew to see him as a father just like he grew to see her as a daughter, so if I can be allowed to be sentimental I'm guessing she would attempt to call him "dad" at some point, and while he would find it difficult to hear at first, he'd eventually come to terms with it and even realize it feels nice.
Ellie is an adept thief.Given the fact that she was born during the zombie apocalypse she had to start developing the skill of theft at an early age given it was needed to pretty much to survive much like a whole shit load of other crimes. She appears to have a nack for plundering such as when she took the picture of Joel and his daughter and how she "found" Bill's magazine stash.
Naughty Dog will intentionally drag their ass on the production of the sequel.Let me elaborate. It's no secret to anyone except for X-box gamers maybe that Th Lo U was pretty much the shit judging by the ridiculous amount of copies sold, reviews and so forth; even though it's been out for quite some time already gamers are still buying it(probably because it's being recommended to them by other gamers and even store clerks). Making video games is not just about satisfying fellow gamers, it's also about raking in the moolah and with so copies of the first still selling why do they need to make a sequel right away.See? As sad as this a sequel might not come out until approximately 2020, that's one hell of a wait, but hey a game company's got to make it's money right?
Marlene knew that the fireflies weren't at the Capitol building from the start.She knew it but she didn't tell Joel and Tess, because she knew that if she told Tess and Joel that they had to escort Ellie to the St. Marys hospital she would of probably got a big "HELL NO" as well as a fight for her life for the stolen merchandise. In the near end of the game notice how Marlene was in the hospital with Joel despite how she wasn't so called "up to the task at first". She wanted Ellie to get to the hospital to get her brains tore out for a CHANCE to make a cure but simply didn't feel like escorting Ellie herself. So by playing her cards right she managed to get Joel and Tess to do the pain in ass job for her.
Th Lo U world will suffer a homosexual epidemic to an extent.It's bad enough that there's a group so desperate for food that they resort to hunting and killing people for food, and what about sex. David stated that there is a shortage of women and children fast forwarding to him trying to rape Ellie and it not ending so well for him. The point is if a hopefully supposedly normal man is to resort to pedophillia for sexual gratification and taking into consideration that Th Lo U is pretty much a sausage fest maybe the men will resort to homosexuality for sexual gratification, hell they already resorted to hunting each other down and killing each other for basic nessicities so a better question is why not. Not trying to sound "weird" or anything but this would make the sequel even more surprisingly interesting, except for the homophobes.
Ellie is a late bloomer of the female kind.It's a known fact that when girls hit Ellie's age they start getting their little "curves". While Ellie is developed to a very limited extent she still resembles a child more than a little young woman. This is not accidental in fact it's actually intentional. The reason why Naughty Dog designed Ellie this way is to avoid unnecessary and more likely critical controversy. As good as the gameplay and the story itself was Naughty Dog wanted to play it safe and not jeopardize the reviews that T Lo U was soon to get. Naughty Dog didn't want to make a 14 year old girl "sexy" not even in the natural sense to avoid giving off the illusion of creating pedo fanservice and even a unsuccessful but still pain in the ass lawsuit filed against them.
Tess & Joel were not boyfriend and girlfriend, they were literally "friends" with benefits.Their relationship didn't consist of all the stereotypical lovey dovey bullcrap, infact they were just friends with a mutaul potent relationship and those friends just so happened to be sexually active because they were really close and last but definitely not least they were opposite genders unlike the Bill and Frank duo. They were sexually active mostly to Tess' delight hence Joel saying "and you always brushed me off.
Ellie is like Typhoid MaryShe is immune to the cordyceps but every non-immune that gets the cordyceps from her in the future (through biting, sex, giving birth) will be infected and die just the same.
The Last of Us is an intentional subversion of wish-fulfillment tropes usually associated with the Zombie Apocalypse genre.During the past decade or so, movies and video games centered around zombies have tended toward a sort of wanton violence intended to satisfy the reptile part of the audience's collective brain in a guilt-free way. Wave after wave of people get mowed down with machine gun fire, driven over in cars, and sometimes literally chopped to pieces with improvised chainsaw-motorcycles, but it's okay, because they're zombies. The genre, while nominally horror, really ends up being like an action movie taken to its logical conclusion by stripping all humanity away from the bad guys. The apocalyptic setting is theoretically a Crapsack World, but it generally ends up being a sort of playground where people can do what they want without the limitations of society. It goes without saying that, in the case of the hero, this will include joyriding abandoned sports cars, throwing thousand dollar guitars around, and exploring the ruins of civilization rather than anything evil. In this game, though, all of that goes out the window. A large number of enemies that the player character faces are very human, and through listening in on their conversations, you can even develop a certain amount of sympathy for them. Killing the infected is difficult, and sometimes something to be outright avoided if possible. Sure, you can run in guns blazing like you would in some other popular zombie games, but if you do that, you'll have your throat ripped out by a clicker or your jaw torn off by a bloater before you can get more than three kills. Beyond that, the infected are genuinely unnerving, and some runners seem to have shreds of human consciousness left, as evidenced by their sobbing while tearing a victim apart. The radical freedom common in zombie horror is replaced with a more realistic system where the government has been replaced by martial law, and the Well Intentioned Extremists fight to restore things to the way they used to be. All of this goes together to make what looks like an intentional subversion of the entire modern genre of zombie horror. The Last of Us probably developed a large part of its unique gameplay features and genuinely unnerving atmosphere as a result of the developers' desire to create a game that intentionally subverted the above mentioned "wish-fulfillment" aspects for the sake of horror.