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- "What? I aimed for the head."
- —AJ to Clementine after killing Marlon. (Determinant) [src]
Alvin Jr., nicknamed A.J., Alvie, or Goofball, is a main character in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead. He first appears in Season Two, returns in Season Three, and later appears as the deuteragonist of Season Four. He is the son of Rebecca and possibly, Alvin or Carver. In the third season, Alvin Jr. only appears in flashbacks with Clementine, showing the story of how they became separated.
As an infant, AJ exhibited healthy and normal behavior for a baby his age. He took an instant liking to his mother and Clementine, but seemed to dislike Jane.
As AJ reaches toddler status, his behavior remains almost the same. He didn't talk at all, rather forming unintelligible babbles instead. He has grown fond of Clementine and recognizes her as a mother figure in his life.
Much later into the apocalypse, AJ is a young child with a (somewhat) adult sense of mind for the world's state. He is eager to prove himself capable of survival, despite the lack of practical knowledge. He looks up to Clementine in order to learn about the world as it comes.
AJ's behavior seems to shift between a childlike sense of happiness and gratitude, and a ruthless unforgiveness. This could be due to a lack of social skills and experience in a safe zone, as he has spent most of his life on the run. This also causes a blurred line between Survival and Living for him, such as when he calls Louis out for being too loud with his piano, or planning to sleep under the bed in case anybody would try to attack him and Clementine.
He is also shown to be unaware of the value of personal property, as he tried to claim both Tennessee's toys, and read Assim's journal without permission. This could be childlike naitiviety, as apposed to a behavioral trait.
A noteable trait is AJ's inability to handle targets coming up from behind him. This is shown when he bites a survivor from the boarding school, and elbows Marlon in the groin when both survivors had come up behind AJ. This could because AJ is not used to being around other people, as he was mostly living with Clementine. AJ does feel sorry about this, but says he does is as just a natural reflex as he thought it was someone trying to hurt him.
Despite the struggles AJ goes through, he is a good kid at heart, and will do whatever it takes to protect Clementine and himself from any harm.
AJ also picks up on things that are dangerous, example calling Louis out for being to loud and silly. And letting Abel go was dangerous as he might come back.
Have been born into this world, AJ seems to be wired to always be on his guard. When entering new places AJ checks his surroundings, wants to make sure there is always a way out, and wants to be the safest he can possibly be. Sometimes AJ is more on guard than Clementine as he expresses things about the safe zone he perceives as dangerous. This could because all that AJ knows is surviving.
Rebecca's son was delivered by Kenny at the observation deck at Parker's Run. The child was first believed to be stillborn but suddenly begins to cry, which then showed that he was successfully born alive and healthy. However, delivering him caused post-partum bleeding in his mother.
When Clementine wakes up, Rebecca is seen holding her child and offers for Clementine to hold him. Kenny will eventually take hold of the baby in order to allow Rebecca to get some rest. However, after Kenny and Luke begin arguing, Rebecca will awaken and demand to have her baby back, which Kenny will accede to and apologize. When the group travels to the town across the river, he is being held by his gravely ill mother Rebecca, who soon rests up at the side of the road. When the group is surrounded by a group of Russians, Rebecca soon dies from hypothermia and blood loss from childbirth. Her son is last seen crying on Rebecca's lap after her death and reanimation, after which either Clementine or Kenny will shoot her in order to save him.
At the start of the episode, Clementine will fall to the ground to prevent getting shot, as she notices the baby on the ground crying. She will attempt to crawl towards him, and Luke sees Clementine and warns her to get to cover. Then, she is given a choice:
If Clementine chooses to protect the baby: Clementine will run towards him, will grab him and then will hide behind the cover. Luke will say that he didn't see him out here and praises Clementine for saving him. Luke will peek out and attempt to shoot at the Russians but fails, so he asks Clementine to cover him while he runs to the other side of the wall, but gets shot in the leg in the process.
If Clementine chooses to go behind cover: Clementine will run and hide behind the wall. Luke will peek out and see the baby laying in the open with bullet impacts near him. He quickly runs and grabs him, and whilst going back behind cover he gets shot in the leg.
After the conflict that resulted in nearly all of the Russians being killed, Kenny, infuriated towards Arvo, decides to kill him as well but Arvo mentions a place that has supplies. Everyone agrees to follow Arvo, thus making Kenny tying Arvo's hands. Later, the group decides to rest for a while, and after talking to Luke, Clementine goes to change Kenny's bandage. Kenny tells her that he decided to name the baby Alvin Jr. after the boy's deceased father. Clementine agrees to name him Alvin Jr. as that's what his parents would like. Kenny will reminiscent sadly about Alvin's death and says that he should have done something to prevent it. Kenny states that his father should be alive for AJ, and comments that AJ will be tougher than him when he grows up.
Later, as the sun is setting, the group reach an abandoned power station. Kenny hands AJ to Clementine and goes to investigate the station. AJ starts crying and Clementine calms him down. After a small conversation with Bonnie, Clementine will give her AJ to carry. Kenny and Jane return, assuring the station is safe where the group spends the night.
While the group is discussing around a fire, Kenny holds AJ closely in his arms, and when he volunteers to take the first watch, he takes AJ with him. Later when Clementine talks to Kenny, the two will discuss Kenny's family, specifically Duck, and he will state that he will not make the same mistakes he made raising Duck when he raises AJ. Further, Clementine can convince Kenny to join the group by the fire if she notes that AJ might get cold away from the fire, to which Kenny agrees.
The next day, the group reaches a frozen lake which is standing between them and their destination. Arvo assures that the lake is solid enough to cross it. While the group is crossing the frozen lake, walkers start approaching them, and a panicked Arvo starts running which makes Kenny chase him in fury. Mike, who is carrying AJ, will run after Kenny to make sure he doesn't do anything bad to Arvo. After the events on the lake, Mike will carry AJ inside the unfinished house and place him in a small blanketed box.
Later, Kenny asks Clementine to help with a truck he is trying to fix, but she is hesitant to leave AJ's side. Jane will tell her that she'll take care of him and so Clementine goes outside with Kenny and discovers he is showing his concern for the baby. After the two talk and fail to start the truck, Clementine gets back to the house and discovers that Jane had moved AJ into another room because Mike and Arvo wouldn't keep quiet. Suddenly AJ wakes up and starts crying, making Jane become visibly bewildered and suggest that he probably needs food. Clementine comforts him and has the option to give him to Jane. If she does so, Jane will take hold of AJ momentarily, until he starts to puke on her after which she hands him back to Clementine. She will then feed him with the baby formula and shows a worry that there's not much left. After Kenny gets the truck started, the group will eventually consider the baby when deciding where their destination should be, with Bonnie stating that there might be more baby formula back at Howe's Hardware. Nonetheless, the group decides to rest for the night and decide in the morning.
After Clementine is abruptly shot by Arvo and loses consciousness during the night, she wakes up in the back seat of the truck with Kenny and Jane holding AJ. Kenny tells Clementine that the rest of the group left on foot with Arvo. Kenny and Jane start arguing on finding the safest location, the fight between them gets heated, and Kenny makes a hard brake to prevent hitting the cars and debris blocking the way. Kenny instantly asks if they are alright, specifically asking about AJ's safety before he exits the vehicle to salvage some gasoline in the abandoned cars. Suddenly, Clementine and Jane hear some gunshots and walkers start to emerge. Jane tells Clementine to drive away but they eventually crash, and Jane will be forced to escape with AJ leaving Clementine within the truck. With the group split up Clementine finds herself lost in a vicious blizzard.
Clementine is left alone wandering aimlessly with walkers near her until she reaches a rest area where Kenny was sheltering. He instantly questions her about AJ's whereabouts, and after he discovers that he was left with Jane, he rushes outside of the rest area in search of them. Jane soon arrives without AJ, which enrages Kenny whose motive was to keep the baby safe. Jane tells Clementine to stay away from the fight that's about to occur. The two begin to fight, and eventually, Clementine is on the ground with a gun next to her and can choose from two options:
If Clementine Shoots Kenny: Clementine will shoot Kenny before he stabs Jane. When she goes over to him, he says Clementine made a good decision and they have a short conversation before he dies. Clementine then sheds tears before hearing a baby crying in the background and realizes it is AJ. Clementine rushes ahead to find AJ in a car and Jane follows to explain that while she understands why Clementine would be upset over Kenny's death, she set up the whole fight to show how dangerous he was, meaning that AJ was safe the entire time. Clementine can then either choose to go with Jane (leading to the ending, "With Jane" below), or scold her for having taken advantage of Kenny's violent tendencies and causing his death and leave her behind, taking only AJ with her (leading to the ending, "Alone with Clementine" below).
Don't pick up the gun/Look Away: Clementine will let Kenny stab Jane in the chest. Clementine, angered, can shoot and kill Kenny over the death of Jane (leading to the ending, "Alone with Clementine" below). If Kenny survives, Clementine and Kenny hear a baby crying and find AJ in a car and realize that Jane lied about AJ being dead the whole time. Clementine can then choose to go with Kenny to Wellington (leading to the ending, "With Kenny" below) or leave him alone as he is getting too dangerous to take care of AJ (leading to the ending, "Alone with Clementine" below).
Nine days later, Clementine, Jane, and AJ are both back at Howe's Hardware, now seemingly abandoned. Jane will discover some baby formula for AJ and other supplies left at Howe's, as well as the greenhouse still remaining in good shape. She will then suggest that they should stay for a while at Howe's, but Clementine then notices a group of three survivors approaching them; a man, woman, and boy. They head down to greet them through a fence, and the other group will claim that they need help and had been walking for weeks looking for food. One of the men will ask Clementine if the baby she is holding is hers before having a short conversation about them trying to head north. The group then explain that Howe's needs a lot of work and that they would be willing to work there if they were allowed shelter inside. Jane will explain to Clementine that there is not much food left, leading to two further possible outcomes:
Invite them in: Clementine will allow them to come in through a side entrance. Jane will question Clementine about whether that was the right choice as they head to meet them at the entrance. Upon opening the entrance, the group will enter and the woman will introduce themselves as Patricia, whom will then thank and hug Jane tightly. Another one of the group members turns his back to Clementine, upon which she notices that he had hidden a gun in his back pocket. After silently signifying this to Jane, the boy will compliment Clementine's hat, as the screen fades to black and the episode ends.
Make them leave: Clementine will demand them to leave, much to the groups' surprise, and they will turn around and begin to leave. As they leave, Clementine notices that the man had a hidden gun in his back pocket, and Jane thanks her for making that decision. Clementine will state that they have to look out for themselves now, as the boy of the group turns and stares at Clementine. Jane says that they might return, to which Clementine states that they will be ready, as the screen fades to black and the episode ends.
Nine days later, Clementine and Kenny holding AJ are beginning a walk up a hill with smoke trailing from the other side of it. They will race one another up the hill with Kenny saying to AJ that they are going to win, and upon reaching the top, both will be stunned as they witness a gigantic wall of metal stretching for miles. Kenny exclaims that it has to be Wellington, and as they approach they are quickly halted by a gunshot purposefully hitting the ground in front of them. A woman's voice on a speaker then demands for them to stop, drop their weapons, and approach the gate, which they do without hesitation. Upon nearing the gate, the women reveals herself on a small risen outlet on the wall. They will introduce one another, and as Kenny introduces AJ, the woman, now known to be Edith, states that AJ will be a little heart-breaker when he grows up. After Kenny asks what they should do in order to get in, Edith gives them the bad news and drops a bag of supplies outside of the outlet. Kenny, confused and broken that they won't let them inside, questions Edith and Clementine reinforces the fact they have a baby, but she replies that they are over capacity as it is. As she continues explaining, Kenny will interrupt, asking her to just take the children. Edith will go and ask someone if it is possible, as Clementine questions what Kenny is doing. Edith will quickly return and say that she can take the children inside, and Kenny deeply thanks her and begins a conversation to convince Clementine to enter Wellington without him. He claims that he can't be trusted to protect them anymore, and that she and AJ would be safe within Wellington. There are then two further subsequent endings that can occur here:
Enter Wellington: Clementine will accept the offer and hug Kenny tightly as he says this is the right decision. He further asks Clementine to tell AJ about his family and all of the people who tried to keep him safe, before he takes off his hat and hands it to Clementine, saying that she should give it to AJ when he grows up. After Kenny asks Edith to keep an eye on them and for Clementine and AJ to live a good life, Kenny turns and begins walking in the other direction, taking the bag of supplies with him. The gates open up into Wellington with Edith standing to bring Clementine and AJ inside. As they enter, Clementine turns to watch Kenny leave and she sees him pause briefly before continuing further away. Clementine turns and enters into Wellington as the gates begin to close, focusing on Kenny walking away before the screen begins to fade to black and the episode ends.
Leave with Kenny: Clementine will refuse the offer, explaining to Kenny that they are leaving together. However, Kenny will continue in an attempt to convince Clementine to enter Wellington, but she will stop him in his speech and ask for them to leave together. Edith, torn by their conversation, will throw out a second bag of supplies, saying that she was told to only give one bag per group, and after saying they can check back in a few months and wishing them luck, she departs. Kenny and Clementine will have a short conversation before picking up the bags of supplies and carrying AJ away from Wellington, as the screen fades to black and the episode ends.
Alone with Clementine
If Clementine had allowed Jane to die then shot Kenny (or abandoned the survivor of the brawl), then nine days later, Clementine, out of the snowstorm, will be walking in an unknown area with AJ in her arms. After walking up upon a small hill, she will spot a walker herd in the distance. She will finish off a dying walker nearby and cover both herself and AJ in walker guts, thus allowing the two to safely travel through the herd. As she walks off towards it, the screen flashes to black and the episode ends.
Alvin Jr. appears in one of four flashbacks within the episode:
Clementine refused to go with Jane/Kenny: If he and Clementine went their own way, the pair are seen roughly a year later on a railroad. AJ watches on Clementine's back as she tries to kill a rabbit for dinner only for him to scare it off. Clementine politely tells him off for doing so, deciding to put him in an abandoned car so she can capture the rabbit. However, AJ begins to cry, causing walkers to come towards him. Noticing this, Clementine comes to his aid but gets her hand trapped in the door as she lifts him out. AJ is last seen crying on the floor as Clementine examines her now broken finger, which later gets amputated partially.
Clementine went with Kenny: If he and Clementine had gone with Kenny and did not stay in Wellington, he is seen in the back on a car watching as Kenny teaches Clementine to drive. Kenny is concerned as to why AJ has yet to start talking as it is unusual for a child his age, 2 years old. The pair notice AJ has dropped his blanket so Kenny tries to pick it up only for Clementine to lose control of the car and crash. AJ is left crying, unharmed, in the backseat as Clementine tries to help Kenny, who had been propelled through the windshield, breaking his lower back. Walkers begin to surround the car as AJ cries, Kenny distracting them (ultimately sacrificing himself) so Clementine can reach AJ and escape.
Clementine went with Jane: If he and Clementine stayed with Jane, AJ is shown still a baby a few weeks later at Howe's Hardware. Clementine calls him goofball as she shows a tattoo of his initials on her hand. Later, he is carried by Clementine to check on Jane only for the pair to find she had killed herself due to discovering she was pregnant. If Clementine shoots Jane, AJ begins crying due to the sound of the gunshot.
Clementine went to Wellington: If he and Clementine went to Wellington, AJ is displayed drawing a picture whom he indicates is meant to be Clementine. Shortly after, fighting can be heard, Edith rushing in as she reveals they have to flee as the settlement is under attack. The trio does so, AJ being carried by Edith only for her to be shot dead, forcing Clementine to carry AJ to safety.
Prior to Clementine's entrance into the train tunnel on while going to Richmond, she reflects on how she had first fallen in with the New Frontier. She recalls having carried A.J. on her back through a forest to escape some walkers and being forced to hide within a fortified den. After breaking the door down and blocking off the entrance with a mobile shelf, she sets the baby down on a cot. Alvin Jr. starts to cry as the walkers bang on the walls and windows, but Clementine is forced to turn her attention to a secondary entrance when she hears a voice outside asking to be let in. The door is kicked in with the lock breaking, a woman barging in and closing the door as best as she could. Clementine raises her gun on the newcomer to protect the baby before she realizes that the incoming walkers were about to break down the door and swarm them. The two work together briefly to barricade the door before Clementine returns her attention to Alvin Jr., who had finally quieted down. The woman asks about Alvin Jr.'s parents, not believing Clementine to be old enough to be his mother. After pondering aloud the fate of her friends, she offers Clementine an opportunity to join her community and get some food for Alvin. Clementine can refuse or accept the offer, but the woman still introduces herself as Ava and identifies a brand on her forearm as the mark of the New Frontier. The baby cries again as Ava helps put him onto Clementine's back. (Determinant)
Regardless of whether or not Clementine accepted Ava's invitation in the previous episode to join the New Frontier, it is revealed that she had joined Ava and taken a branding to keep AJ fed. In a flashback, she carries him through a campsite occupied by the New Frontier to the medicine supplies. AJ is shown to be weakened by an unknown illness, Clementine vowing to keep him alive. As the others chat around a campfire, Clementine slips past the group's doctor, Paul Lingard, who had put himself into a drug-induced slumber. She finds the drug AJ needs - vancomycin, a powerful antibiotic - and a syringe to inject him with, but Lingard hazily awakens and discovers her treachery. He explains to her that AJ is too sick to be helped by the last of the group's medicine and that he would die anyway, but Clementine doesn't accept that AJ is going to die. Lingard promises to forget that he saw her stealing the medicine if she put it back, telling her to think of herself and not get herself expelled from the New Frontier. If Clementine gives AJ the medicine, the others at the campfire notice her theft and berate her. If Clementine decides to put the medicine back, she apologizes to AJ for not being able to save him, but before she can return the medicine, the others find her with the medicine in her hand, apparently in the act of trying to use it on AJ, and physically harass her until she accidentally drops the syringe, breaking it and wasting the medicine within. David García yells at her for disobeying his and Lingard's orders, saying that she could have killed one of them in the future who could have been helped by the medicine. He decides to throw her out of the group without AJ, who is too sick to travel and needs shelter in his final days. Clementine can fight for AJ, but David tells her that she is no longer a member of the New Frontier. Ava convinces David to let her say farewell to her small friend, giving her a few moments to share some final words. Clementine can accept or spit in his face, the latter leading to David brusquely removing her from the camp and out into the forest. AJ calls for Clementine as she is taken out of the camp (Determinant).
In the present day, after Javier and the rest were kicked out of Richmond except for Gabe and Kate, David reveals at the warehouse that AJ survived the sickness and is alive and well. Clem believes this is a lie until David persuades her he isn't lying. He says that Dr. Lingard knows where AJ is. When the team goes back, they sneak in and get Kate and Gabe. Clem splits up with them and goes to look for AJ/Lingard.
AJ appears in this episode in either Kenny or Jane's flashback depending whoever Clementine stayed with.
If with Kenny: AJ is seen laughing when Kenny makes shadows on the tent. He then is sitting next to Kenny and Clementine next to a campfire. AJ is then seen crying when a walker comes to their camp; as Clementine kills it, he stops crying.
In Clementine’s flashback, Clementine returns to the shack where she was with AJ and met Ava. Ava comes along and meets Clementine and deeply apologizes for taking AJ away from her. Ava gives a drawing to Clementine that AJ drew. Clementine can either be neutral, cold or forgiving to Ava about the separation of her and AJ.
If with Jane: Throughout the flashback, Clementine and Jane are seen holding baby AJ. Jane states that Clementine and AJ are capable on their own.
In the present day: Upon finding Dr. Lingard, he is suicidal and offers Clementine a deal - euthanize him in exchange for AJs whereabouts. The player can take the deal and have Javi kill him, say nothing which results in Clementine killing him or refuse. If the deal is taken by Javi or Clem, Dr. Lingard will reveal AJ's whereabouts. If Javi refuses, Dr. Lingard will say that the deal is off and tells them nothing. He will survive the encounter (Determinant).
On the highway, David states that AJ was a ‘brat’. Clementine, Javier, and David talk about him. David says the reason why they left AJ with the people at the Ranch was because of the harsh winter with hardly any food.
Later, if Gabe dies, he gives cards to Clementine and asks that she teach AJ how to play Euchre.
Once an uneasy peace has settled over Richmond and Javi has taken charge, if Lingard is alive, he will reveal AJ's location at that time. At the end of the episode, after when Javier cuts Clementine’s hair, Javier can say to Clementine with AJ should/should not come back to Richmond. Clementine then heads off outside of Richmond and is determined to find the ultimately ‘unknown’ AJ.
Several years later, Alvin is still with Clementine. At some point, they stayed on a ranch together though eventually left, obtained a car and lived a life of constantly searching for supplies and driving around America in the car. OVer time, Clementine taught AJ how to shoot and how to read although he was still learning.
In the car, AJ complained to Clementine that he was hungry. Trying to distract him, Clementine encouraged he test his reading but this only reminded him of his hunger. She then picked up a toy to for him to play with but it's success was minimal. They came to a stop at an abandoned train station. AJ followed Clementine inside, evading walkers as he did. Inside, they found two walkers, once a couple, tied to a chair. AJ suggested they kill them to get a key to gain access to a storage room containing lots of food. Clementine either agreed with him or sent AJ through a gap in the work surface instead. (Determinant).
However, when going for the food, Clementine set off a jerry-rigged hand grenade, the resulting blast destroying most of the food and attracting walkers. AJ fled back to the car, helping Clementine kill one walker by trapping it under a door frame. Surrounded in the car, AJ passed Clementine her switch blade and fought off incoming walkers as best they could only for the car to crash and the pair to fall unconscious. Although, they were saved by a group of teenagers, the leader (Marlon) rescuing AJ.
The group brought the two back to their boarded up school.
Alvin Jr. will appear in this episode.
This list shows the victims Alvin Jr. has killed
- "Ties That Bind - Part 1" (Flashback, No Lines)
- "Ties That Bind - Part 2" (Flashback, No Lines)
- "Above The Law" (Flashback)
- "Thicker Than Water" (Flashback, No Lines, Determinant)
- Both Rebecca (Determinant) and Alvin incorrectly predicted that the baby would be a girl at some point, although Rebecca mentioned that Alvin was hoping for a boy.
- Dialogue with Rebecca suggested that the child is Carver's.
- Carver also flat out stated that he believes the child to be his.
- After the child is born, Clementine has the option of telling Rebecca the child looks like Alvin or it has no resemblance to Carver, suggesting the baby is, in fact, Alvin's.
- Alvin Jr.'s model is updated in "No Going Back" to more resemble Alvin, further suggesting it's Alvin's baby.
- Alvin Jr. is one of three characters listed as alive regardless of the player's choices at the end of "No Going Back", the others being Clementine and Edith.
- Alvin Jr. is the second child to be named after his father, the first being Kenny Jr.
- Alvin Jr. also the second child to be issued a nickname by Kenny, his being "Alvie" and "A.J."
- Alvin Jr is one of the sixteen characters with confirmed ages. The others being Lee Everett (37), Glenn (22), Sarah (15), Duck (10), Luke (26-27), Clementine (Season 1: 8-9, Season 2: 11, Season 3: 12-13, Season 4: 15-17), Alvin (43), Anna Correa (28), Samantha (22), Paige (22), Greg (16), James (13), Alex (7), Mariana García (6-10), and Gabriel García (14).
- Of them, Alvin Jr. is the youngest character in the Video Game.
- Alvin Jr. is one of six confirmed babies born in the apocalypse there another being Judith, her TV counterpart, Hershel Greene, Gracie, and Victor.
- Alvin Jr. is the first character to have multiple different middle names based on the player's choice, with the options being "Lee", "Kenny", "Luke" or "Rebecca". (Determinant)
- If Clementine remains silent when picking a middle name, Jane will suggest "Jamie".
- Alvin Jr.'s first known word in the game is "Clem". (Determinant)
- Alvin Jr. is the only character that debuted in Season 2 to be confirmed alive.
- Having appeared in seven total episodes (including "Thicker Than Water"), Alvin Jr. has the third most possible appearances of any character in the Video Game, behind Kenny's twelve and Clementine's sixteen appearances.
- Alvin Jr. can be in three possible car crashes, one in the snowstorm, Kenny's first flashback in A New Frontier and lastly one in The Final Season nearby the train station.
- Alvin Jr. is the youngest character to directly kill a person in the game series.