The Last of Us Part I isn’t a video game that goes easy on its cast. The proof with all these significant deaths.
The Last of Us Part I is an experience that uses horror and violence to add depth and authenticity to its post-apocalyptic narrative. The developers of Naughty Dog don’t want to compromise in order to portray a world that nobody wants to live in. And where deaths, regrettable or not, are piling up.
on the occasion the release of the remake of The Last of Us I on PlayStation 5 , on September 2nd, 2022 we decided to remember the most important disappearances in the game. Some are deeply sad, others more symbolic. They have one thing in common: they all serve to tell a story.
Warning, this article contains spoilers for the history of The last of us.
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The 8 Unexpected Deaths of The Last of Us Part I
The Last of Us Part I is an incredibly gruesome video game. He is even shown to be reckless with the cast. As in game of Thrones , everyone can go through it. Even the kids. As such, the introduction is enough to bring you a few tears as it ends with the surprising death of Sarah, daughter of Joel – the hero of the adventure. She takes a few stray bullets when her father tries to negotiate with a soldier who has been ordered to shoot at sight to prevent the spread of a pandemic.
2 – testing
Tess, Joel’s partner, accompanies us for a few minutes. Like Joel, Tess is doing what she can to survive in an unattractive world where only the fittest prevails. Unfortunately, she will suffer the same fate as many humans: a bite that leads to an inevitable contagion and a brave sacrifice to protect her friend.
We don’t know much about Frank. Worse, we never saw him in his life. But he is connected to one of the protagonists that Joel and Ellie met during their journey: Bill. The subtle writing of The Last of Us Part I makes us realize that Bill and Frank were lovers. With this story, Bill Joel wants to make it clear that it’s best not to get attached to him. Note that Naughty Dog was praised by the GLAAD association (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) for this portrayal of a gay character who is both ” complex ” and ” unique “. That’s why we want to commemorate Frank’s death.
4 – The first person killed by Ellie
Another character we don’t know about. It’s even worse than Frank considering he’s an average enemy. The focus here is not on the identity of the corpse but on the turning point it represents. It’s the first victim of Ellie, who wants to protect Joel and now has to live with guilt at an age when those horrors should be even less lived. Above all, she knows that she can kill.
5 – Sam & Henry
Sam and Henry are two brothers with whom Joel and Ellie share part of the adventure. Very quickly, a catastrophic fate is predicted for them. Sam, 13, is bitten and attacks Ellie in an excess of uncontrolled rage. While Joel logically points his gun at the convicted teenager, Henry prefers to deal with it himself. Before you shoot yourself in the head…
No one will miss David, a man who plays the inviting man with Ellie when she’s out looking for medicine for Joel. Except that he very quickly reveals his identity, namely the leader of a group that doesn’t hesitate to resort to cannibalism to survive. His life ends in outrageous violence when Ellie hits him in the face with a machete until he bursts into tears. Again, this is a seesaw for the heroine.
7 – Marlene
Marlene is a member of the Fireflies group. She is the one who asks Joel to accompany Ellie outside of Boston. She knows the secret of the teenager who is immunized against the virus that has wiped out much of the population. She also knows that her sacrifice is necessary to perhaps find a vaccine. It was, not counting the selfishness, legitimate, by Joel. He sees the lost daughter in Ellie and therefore refuses to separate from her. Marlene tries to bring him to reason until the end. In vain and at risk of life.
8 – The doctor who wants to operate on Ellie
At first glance, this death is harmless. At least after graduation The Last of Us Part I , we don’t remember killing a doctor (the one assigned to perform fatal surgery on Ellie). It is actually connected to the events in which it is told The Last of Us Part II more specifically, a very important character in the sequel (we won’t tell you more).