|This article is about the Video Game character. You may be looking for his Road to Survival counterpart and the Road to Survival character.|
- "And yet death was not something you could ignore. It had its weight, it seemed to her she had better not form the practice of ignoring death. If she tried it, death would always find a way to answer back - it would take another of her loved ones, to remind her to respect it."
- —Conrad reading Lonesome Dove out loud to himself. (Determinant)[src]
Conrad is a main character who appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Three. He is a bartender at Prescott and the boyfriend of Francine. Although Conrad acts as a voice of reason, his methods of reasoning can be more rash than expected.
Conrad owned a small town restaurant and was an avid baseball fan and had a family. His family was all brutally killed in the first months after the fall, but Conrad still managed to keep a group of people safe by leading them to Prescott airfield, and helping to build it up from nothing. He knew of Javier García's career ban from baseball. The photos at the end of Episode 5 confirms that he met Francine before the apocalypse.
Conrad is seen in his bar at Prescott playing Poker with Francine. He then notices Javier walk in, recalling the man's ban from baseball. They begin talking, Javier eventually joining in their game of Poker. Regardless of how Javier handles the game, Conrad offers him a drink.
Shortly after, Conrad hears a gunshot, drawing his shotgun from the wall and charging into Eli's store, only to find him dead and a girl, Clementine, holding a gun. He orders her to drop it, holding her at gunpoint until Tripp arrives and takes her away. If Javier tries to cover for Clementine, Conrad will insult him for causing a disturbance in his bar.
Conrad appears once more in Prescott making maintenance repairs to the wall. A returning Javier asks him if he had seen Gabe, the man replying he saw him exit the town shortly before.
Not long after, Conrad joins Tripp, Javier and Clementine at the top of the wall upon hearing a hostile group approach the gate demanding Javier. Conrad and the others refuse until one member reveals they had captured Francine, trouncing her as a way of convincing them to change their mind. Fearing Francine's life, Conrad begs Javier to go down. Regardless of Javier's choice, Francine is killed, causing Conrad to open fire, prompting the group to attack Prescott.
During the attack, Conrad manages to make it to Tripp's van, as does Clementine. The group speeds away from Prescott as it falls to the New Frontier and a herd of walkers attacks. They drive several miles before stopping to regroup with Javier's family, who also escaped. Conrad stands a distance from the group, privately grieving the loss of Francine.
When Javier attempts to console him, he angrily retorts back that Javier was the reason Francine was shot either because he led them to the town or didn't surrender himself to them. (Determinant) His rage growing, he shoves Javier, inadvertently causing Gabe to deter him with a pistol. Conrad, stricken with grief, orders him to do it. However, Tripp talks the boy down, Gabe warning Conrad not to hurt Javier again. Overwhelmed, Conrad collapses against the van in tears.
The night passes, Conrad joining the others in their journey to another settlement, Richmond. However, they reach a blockade in the road, deciding to send Eleanor and Kate ahead while Conrad and the others attempt to create a path for their vehicles. Despite trying to do so, a herd of walkers appear, forcing Conrad and the others to flee to the roof of a nearby building.
Once there, the group get into a heated argument regarding their situation only to stop when Javier notices someone watching them. Cautious, Conrad draws his shotgun while Javier scouts the other building. However, Javier is cornered by the man, who possesses a gun. Conrad and the others quickly proceed to surround the man, revealed to be called Jesus. Despite the man trying to convince them he meant no harm, Conrad remains wary regardless of whether Javier has Jesus tied up or not.
Through Jesus' advice, they proceed through a subway tunnel to reach Richmond. Along the way, Conrad overhears Clementine confessing being a member of the New Frontier to Javier. The group soon encounter walkers, alarming Conrad enough that he fires his shotgun, causing Tripp to exclaim and forcing the group to flee to an abandoned carriage. They make it through, though Conrad secretly stays behind with Javier while Clementine and Gabe hold the door.
With the door secured, Conrad suddenly holds Clementine at gun point, revealing he had heard her and Javier's conversation about the New Frontier. Regardless of Javier's action, Conrad takes Gabe hostage in an attempt to persuade Javier to make Clementine their bargaining chip to get into Richmond. Though Conrad's intentions are good, they're executed poorly. His fate is then left to decide by Javier:
Shoot Conrad: Javier resists by shooting Conrad clean in the head, killing him, Clem leaves the scene and Javier and Gabe regroup with Tripp and Jesus, upon meeting up with them Tripp asks where Conrad is, regardless of what Javier tells Tripp, he makes believe that the walkers killed Conrad.
Accept Conrad's Deal: Javier concedes and Conrad lets Gabe go while marching Clementine outside in-order to bargain with the New Frontier. Conrad then regroups with Tripp and Jesus, revealing his plan to use Clementine as a bargaining chip in order to get into Richmond. They traverse through the town, finding Kate abandoned in Tripp's vehicle but Eleanor no where in sight. They soon reach the gates of New Richmond, Conrad forcing Clementine forward to communicate with Max. He remains hostile to the group throughout the debate, refusing to drop his weapon. When the leader, David, comes out, Conrad watches on as Javier recognizes his brother.
Conrad is Alive: After David takes Kate and Gabe to the hospital in Richmond, Conrad, Javier, Tripp, Clementine and Paul are taken to a quarantine room where they meet up with Eleanor. After the others discuss David's surprise connection to Javier and the potential problems, Conrad claims that this doesn't change his priorities. He's going to find Badger and says that the New Frontier better not get in his way. David arrives and asks for Javier to come with him while the others stay in the quarantine room.
After being kicked out of Richmond on Joan and Clint's orders, they decide to follow a map to a warehouse provided by David. When dividing up the weapons, Conrad tells Javier to keep one of the guns they provided as an apology for what he did in the tunnel. Javier can accept his request, make him take the gun, or Tripp will give it to Conrad if Javier takes too long. (Determinant) They follow the star and run into a herd of walkers when they eventually reach the warehouse. If Conrad was given the gun, he will get in the warehouse with the others. However, if Javier kept the gun, Conrad will be devoured by walkers just before he can get in (Determinant).
David arrives and they discover that the warehouse is full of supply boxes that comes from settlements that were apparently raided by the New Frontier. Not long after, Max, Badger and Lonnie arrive at the warehouse to stock more supplies, they ambush them and the trio splits, Paul and Clementine go after Lonnie while Conrad and the others deal with Max and Badger.
When Javier incapacitates Badger, Conrad and Tripp arrive and Conrad kicks Badger in the head reminding him he killed Francine with Badger replying that she was nothing. Conrad can then watch Javier or Tripp kill Badger, let him turn, or be given the chance to kill Badger himself. If Conrad is chosen to kill Badger, he will tell Badger he is nothing and shoots him in the head. After they take Max captive, they learn Joan was the one ordering raids on peaceful communities, including Prescott. They later learn Lonnie escaped back to Richmond and the group, minus Paul, head back to confront him and Joan. Conrad accompanies Tripp and Javier to get Eleanor, Kate and Gabe to safety.
Conrad is Dead: Conrad is mentioned twice by Tripp in the episode, saying that he owes Conrad and the rest of the residents of Prescott answers for what they did to it. Conrad's death also leaves Tripp depressed as he is afraid of losing Eleanor.
Conrad is Alive: Conrad is first seen telling Javier and Kate/Gabriel that Tripp and Eleanor are arguing. He then says that he's going to try and get some sleep.
Conrad will later be seen after Javi, Gabriel, Clementine and Ava get back from the armory and Dr. Lingard's office. Javier will offer him a gun, but he declines. Later, he says that he's not going to help steal the truck, and then says that he's going to take some things and hold up somewhere, saying that he'll attract less attention by himself. Conrad hugs Tripp and Eleanor and takes off, sharing one last glance at Javier before leaving the group.
During the shootout at town square, Javi fights off a New Frontier soldier, that ends up being shot by Conrad, saving Javier. Conrad explains that something made him not want to leave, and that he's glad that he did. When Kate is driving the truck and is ambushed when a soldier throws a molotov cocktail at it, if Javier doesn't dodge the truck in time, Conrad will sacrifice himself and push him out of the way, only to be run over, killing him instantly. If Javi dodges the truck, Conrad will still be alive.
Conrad is Dead: Conrad is mentioned if Javier killed him in Ties That Bind - Part 2. Gabriel brings up Javier killing Conrad in an argument as a way of contradicting his point about "life is precious". Tripp becomes outraged that Javier killed one of his closest friends and then lied about it, even when Clem backs him up, saying Conrad held Gabe and Clem at gunpoint. Eleanor tells him to give them space, but Tripp tells Javier that he is too dangerous, and that he doesn't ever want to see him again for what he has done. Eleanor will purposely betray Javier by revealing his plans to Joan as vengeance for killing Conrad. If Javier chooses Ava's life over Tripp, Tripp will more bluntly criticize Javier by calling him out as the murderer he knows him as.
If Conrad was killed in Above The Law, Eleanor will be the one to say the plan is risky and Gabe will note that with Conrad gone, he will help Javier steal the truck.
Conrad is Alive:
If Tripp was killed in the previous episode, Eleanor will worry about how to tell Conrad the death of his friend.
Conrad appears briefly at the end of the episode after all the walkers in Richmond have been cleared out. He is sitting outside reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry out loud. He tells Javier that it's a book Francine wanted him to read about cowboys, but he told her that the book wasn't his style. He seems to be enjoying the book and if Javier says that Francine had a good taste in books, he can joke about it and say don't tell Francine because if she was still alive he would be too embarrassed to admit that he loves the book. Any indication of Conrad knowing Tripp was held at execution is foregone and unknown, and if Tripp's life was spared in the previous episode only for him to die in this episode, it is unknown if his death had reached Conrad's ears by the end of the episode.
Conrad is Dead: If Conrad was accidentally killed by Kate in Thicker Than Water, Javier can tell her that she killed him. She will respond with guilt and say that it was an accident.
If Conrad was killed by Javier in Ties That Bind - Part 2, Eleanor will bring it up as a reason as to why she exposed Javier's plan to Joan. If Tripp died and Conrad died in any way at all, Eleanor will note that she is the only one left alive from Prescott. If Tripp is alive, he tells Javier that he put it into thought by thinking if he was in Javier's position, he comes to agree that he would do the same thing Javier did if somebody threatened his family and the two decide to let it be bygones.
If Conrad was killed in any of the previous episodes at all, a photo of him will appear on the memorial wall, the image depicting him holding a bottle of alcohol.
If he is alive at the end of the game, he will stay in Richmond and be a member of the new frontier.
This list shows the victims Conrad has killed:
- Bandit 3 (Determinant)
- Bandit 2 (Assumed, Determinant)
- Badger (Determinant)
- Numerous unnamed members of the New Frontier (Two of which is determinant)
- Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people.
Death (Determinant) (Ties That Bind - Part 2)
Death (Determinant) (Above The Law)
As he is attempting to crawl under a jammed garage door, Conrad is grabbed by a walker. Due to Javier not giving him a gun earlier, Conrad is unable to defend himself. Conrad desperately grabs the carjack holding the door open, but the walkers manage to pull both Conrad and the carjack out from underneath the door, where he is promptly devoured.
Death (Determinant) (Thicker Than Water)
- Himself (Sacrifice)
- Kate García (Accidental)
- Unnamed New Frontier soldier (Caused)
- Javier García (Indirectly Caused)
In her attempts to reunite with Javier, Kate arrives hastily in an armored truck, only for a member of the New Frontier to toss a molotov cocktail at the truck, causing Kate to veer directly towards Javier and the others. If the player takes too long to dodge the incoming truck, Conrad tackles Javier safely out of the way, but is unable to get out of the truck's path himself, and is killed upon impact.
If Javier fails to complete certain tasks, it is possible for Conrad to be killed. These deaths are non-canon and result in a game over. Javier will then re-spawn and be allowed to try again. Below is a pictorial list of when Conrad can die.
- "Ties That Bind - Part 1"
- "Ties That Bind - Part 2"
- "Above The Law" (Determinant)
- "Thicker Than Water" (Determinant)
- "From the Gallows" (Alive or Photograph; Determinant)
- Conrad is one of the eight characters to appear in all five episodes of Season 3, (Determinant) the others being Javier, Clementine, Kate, Gabriel, Eleanor, David, and Tripp. (Determinant)
- Conrad is the first character in the series to be continuously determinant throughout the episodes he appears in.
- He is the only character to have a determinant death in multiple episodes and still be alive.
- Conrad and Eleanor are the only known members from Prescott still alive. (Determinant)
- Conrad is one of six characters confirmed to have outlived their children, the others being Kenny, Vernon, the stranger, Rufus (Determinant) and Fern.
- The book Conrad reads in "From The Gallows", is called Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.
- Out of all of Conrad's determinant deaths, Javier is directly or indirectly responsible for each one.