- "I was triaging a bad situation. Their doctor is barely functioning. And before you fucked it up, their walls worked. It's not only about me. I can actually save lives here - not just stitch them up and hope for the best. These people will die without me, Javi. "
- —Eleanor explains why she betrayed Javier. (Determinant)[src]
Eleanor, also known as Elle, is a main character who first appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Three. She was the community "doctor" of Prescott (although she wasn't actually a trained doctor pre-apocalypse) and once sustained a romantic relationship with the community's leader, Tripp, though they eventually broke up. While held up at The New Frontier base, Eleanor has become Paul Lingard's partner, and later his replacement due to his death or still his partner after his addict recovery (Determinant).
Eleanor comes across as a helpful, kind-naturing woman who has a way to contribute to the group by taking care of Kate, Javier and Gabe’s needs when they need it the most. Eleanor tries to help her group as much as she can until she arrives at Richmond where her character changes drastically. Eleanor becomes very distrusting of her group and actually snitches on them, leaving conflict between her and her group.
Little is known about Eleanor's life prior to the outbreak, other than that she was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and she lost her family during the outbreak.
At some point during the apocalypse, Eleanor joined the community of Prescott and she had a brief romantic relationship with Tripp.
Eleanor is first seen helping patients in Prescott, while Javier and Clementine walk in Prescott.
If Javier supported Clementine: Eleanor shows concern for Javier being inside the cell; Javier can be being polite or rude in his response to her (Determinant). Upon noticing his knife wound, Eleanor prepares to stitch it, flirting with Javier and asking what happened with Clementine in the Hangar. She advises Javier to return to his group, offering her assistance. Tripp soon makes Eleanor leave Javier be. Eleanor will interrupt Tripp, saying that they should go get Javier's family tonight in case they’re in trouble. Tripp objects for her safety though. After Tripp leaves, Eleanor offers to sneak him out tonight in order to reach his family sooner. Eleanor upholds her promise to get him out should he so wish as she goes.
If Javier betrayed Clementine: Javier finds Eleanor himself, requesting she fix his wound on Tripp's advice. While helping, she jokes that he could’ve lost an eye; Javier can either joke or be serious (Determinant). She soon questions him about Clementine and her shooting of Eli and also flirts with him. Tripp soon brings Clementine to Javier and Eleanor. Eleanor reveals a plan to sneak out tonight to reach Javier's family; Javier can then respond positively or cautiously (Determinant). Eleanor lets them think on the idea while she tends to other patients.
If you choose to take Eleanor with you to the junkyard, they will sneak out and use horses to get there. On the way there, Eleanor will reveal she and Tripp used to date. Javier can either respond positively, negatively, or neutral towards her comment. Once they get there and find Mariana, Eleanor will tell her that they will find her brother. Once they find Kate and Gabriel, Javier will notice a scratch on Gabriel's hand. Eleanor will then come up and fix his scratch. After the New Frontier shoots Kate, Eleanor will insist that Javier come back with her and help with Kate.
If Javier stayed with Clementine: Eleanor will have already patched up Kate once Javier returns to Prescott. She talks with Javier about Kate's condition and how Kate is bleeding on the inside, fearing that Kate may die soon. Eleanor soon leaves the pair alone while she leaves to clean up from the surgery.
If Javier went back with Eleanor/Tripp: Gabe (Determinant) and Javier hold the wound open as Eleanor removes the bullet from Kate and stitches her up. Once finished, Eleanor reveals to Javier that Kate may die soon.
As the New Frontier raids Prescott, Eleanor helps Kate to a car to escape in. During the ride, she sits next to Kate, soon asking if the New Frontier is following them only for Javier to confirm they are not. When they stop briefly, she embraces Tripp in relief but soon notices Conrad mourning Francine's death. She attempts to console Conrad only for him to lash out in a fit of rage. Once everything is calm, Eleanor agrees they should head towards Richmond, remarking about Gabe and Clementine being good friends before they depart.
As Eleanor drives to Richmond, Javier confirms her suspicions that Kate has a fever; Eleanor suspects that she has sepsis caused by her wound. They soon reach a blockade, Eleanor staying with Kate while Javier removes the blockade by moving the cars. Knowing Kate needs imminent care, Eleanor drives her to Richmond ahead of the others.
When they arrive, Eleanor leaves Kate in the car while she tries to find help in the town but has still not returned when Javier and the others arrive.
Javier and the rest of the group are sent into quarantine after they approach the New Frontier. Once inside, they find Eleanor who has been in quarantine after she left Kate to get help at their gate. Eleanor explains that she went to the gates in order to find a doctor to help Kate with her wound. The New Frontier apparently sent Eleanor to quarantine without searching for Kate, in order to have her checked and questioned. Tripp will tell Eleanor that the people here are the New Frontier and that Javier's brother, David, is a member. Eleanor will appear frustrated with Javier due to him not telling her. Javier can say he didn't know or that it doesn't matter. Either way, Eleanor will question if David is as bad as he seems since he took Kate to the hospital rather than bringing her to quarantine with the rest of the group. Tripp will explain that it's because she is David's wife, to which Eleanor will appear shocked and upset. She will ask Javier if it's true and Javier will explain the situation. Eleanor can respond by either blaming herself for jumping to conclusions, being understandable of the situation, or if you went with Eleanor to the Junkyard and kissed Kate, she will be surprised that she's married because she saw you two kiss. Eleanor will continue to listen to Javier and Tripp talk. David comes in and asks Javier to come see Kate, to which Tripp will get irritated at. Eleanor will tell him to drop it and encourage Javier to go. She will tell Javier thanks if Javier tells them he will come back and get them out.
When Javi arrives at the clinic, he finds Kate recuperating on a bed. After Kate screams in pain, Dr. Lingard comes in. He will notice the superlative work of the stitches and ask how Javier found someone like that. Javier or Kate will tell him that it's done by their friend Eleanor and that she's in quarantine. Dr. Lingard will appear excited to meet Eleanor and will request that she be let out. David will let Ava know to let her out and bring her to the hospital.
Once Joan forces Javier and the rest of the group out, David will let Javier know that Eleanor is safe at Richmond with Kate and Gabe. After Javier, Tripp, Jesus, Conrad and Clementine (Determinant) are kicked out, Tripp will ask Ava where Eleanor is, to which he is punched in the face. On the way to the factory, Tripp will talk about Eleanor to Javier. He will acknowledge that Eleanor doesn't want to be with him but will confess he still has feelings for her. After the group leaves the factory, Tripp vows to tell Eleanor how he really feels after they are safe.
Back at the hospital, Tripp goes to find Eleanor and brings her back to Kate's room. Eleanor will ask what's going on. Depending on whether you went with Kate or David, Eleanor will say she has to get her stuff or that she has to get a gun in the other room. Either way, Eleanor will leave to get her stuff while Tripp follows.
After Kate/Gabe frees Javi from the holding cell, she/he leads Javi back to Eleanor's apartment where they, Tripp, Eleanor, Ava and Conrad (Determinant) have taken refuge in from Joan and the New Frontier soldiers. Their appearances interrupt the discussion Eleanor is having with Tripp over their relationship. When the group plans on rescuing David and getting out of Richmond, Eleanor points out that the menacing herd surrounding Richmond will pose a serious problem in their methods of escape. After the group decides to arm themselves using weapons from the armory, Eleanor stays behind in the apartment, and Tripp resumes his conversation from before with Eleanor once again, determined to reconcile with her.
That night, she has finished up her conversation with Tripp, having a glum expression. Javi, Ava and Gabe return with guns in tow, and the group then bet on their next move in means of saving David and escaping Richmond. However this time around, Eleanor is opposed to many of the group's ideas, as she is among the few in the group Richmond's leaders has no qualms with, and she enjoys living there. When the group becomes more resolved in their plans to leave, Eleanor becomes more isolated and silent, although seemingly going through with their plan, aiding Tripp in getting supplies for the next day and hugging Conrad (Determinant) goodbye when he decides to disband from the group. However though, if Javi killed Conrad but neglected to tell Tripp and Eleanor in the past, Gabe will spitefully reveal this aloud to everyone during a heated moment between Javi and Gabe, angering Eleanor and Tripp, leaving them betrayed and hurt, and refusing to assist Javi and the group in their plan, choosing to protect only themselves. Unbeknownst to anyone, Eleanor secretly betrays Javi and informs Joan of his plans.
She is seen in the crowd during the town meeting the next day. If Javi killed Conrad in the past, Eleanor will scornfully admit that she told Joan Javier's plan. If Javi accepted Conrad's plan in the past but died among later events or is alive, Eleanor will admit she told Joan with signs of hesitant remorse. She will watch on helplessly as Tripp and Ava are brought before the crowd by gunpoint, with Joan forcing Javi to spare one of them, while leaving the other to die.
If Javi Spares Ava: Upon hearing Javi painfully choosing to spare Ava, Eleanor will cry out to him in despair. Joan betrays Javi's decision and spares Tripp instead, killing Ava.
If Javi Spares Tripp: Upon hearing Javi painfully choosing to spare Tripp, she pleads to Joan as she ruthlessly denies Javi's choice and has Tripp killed anyway, much to her shock and horror.
She isn't seen when the crowd disperses upon the start of a gunfight, but it's implied she got away safely.
With Richmond now overrun with ravenous walkers, Eleanor returns back to the apartment alongside other fearful Richmond civilians, taking care of numerous patients. She is seen tending to Fern and Rufus (Determinant) when Javi and Kate appear, and is very dismayed upon seeing him. The two angrily confront each other over the other one's actions, with Eleanor explaining that she was "triaging a bad situation" and feeling a sense of obligation to help the people of Richmond. Javier can choose to forgive her, which she will thank him for, or choose not to, to which she is sad against.
If Rufus is alive, he will writhe in pain as Fern suggests cutting off his arm to prevent him from reanimating, to which Eleanor responds that it is too late and will just make him suffer. Regardless if Javier goes through with her wishes and amputates his arm or not, or he is not even there to begin with (If Javier killed him in episode 1) Fern will mentally snap and point a gun at Javier's head, blaming him for her family's death. Eleanor watches as the situation is both diffused and heightened as Fern backs down, and David unnecessarily dislocates her arm and attempts to kill her, showing his true colors as a fearsome and violent man. She is last seen taking care of Fern's broken arm as Javi and the group leave the apartment.
She is not seen for the rest of the episode, but it is assumed she stayed in Richmond, continuing to work as its doctor, helping out all of Richmond's sick, wounded and needy patients the best she can alongside Lingard (Determinant). If Tripp was featured in this episode, it is unclear if she heard news about his death on his way back to Richmond.
This list shows the victims that Eleanor has killed:
- Tripp (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Ava (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Possibly a few unnamed Prescott residents (Out of Mercy, Caused; Indirect)
- Possibly a few unnamed New Frontier residents (Out of Mercy, Caused; Indirect)
- Numerous counts of zombies
- "I can't believe it. All of our friends. All those people."
- —Eleanor to Tripp about the people in Prescott.[src]
Eleanor and Tripp have a very close relationship, having once been romantically involved. While Eleanor appears to have lost those feelings, Tripp appears to maintain them due to his apparent jealousy of Javier talking to her. Tripp tells Eleanor not to risk herself outside Prescott, in which helping Javier and his family. On the road in Episode 2, they both are saddened and hug each other and discuss what happened during the fight at Prescott. When Eleanor takes Kate to Richmond, Tripp states that he wants to find Eleanor numerous times. At the end of Thicker Than Water (Determinant), their relationship is strained greatly when she causes the death of Tripp (therefore making the implications less long-term) or Ava depending on Javier's choice. If Javier chooses to save Ava (therefore killing Ava and making Tripp live) it is likely Tripp is just as angry at Eleanor as he is at Javier because if Joan had not decided to kill Ava instead, he would've been killed. Regardless, Eleanor sounds distraught if Javi decides to save Ava, crying "Javi! No!" or if Javi chooses to save Tripp but is betrayed by Joan, sobbing "You can't do this!"
If Tripp gets killed in "Thicker Than Water", she is seen to be devastated by his death. Eleanor will be angry at Javier, claiming it was his fault (Determinant).
- "I've been so worried about Kate."
- —Eleanor to Javier about Kate's fate.[src]
Eleanor and Kate seem to have a positive relationship. From the time that they first meet, Eleanor seems to like Kate the most as she asks about her quite a lot. Eleanor helps Kate during her surgery. Eleanor, Kate and Javier, on the road, discuss what is going to happen to Kate and how bad her injury is. Eleanor takes Kate to Richmond. When finding Kate later in the episode, Kate says that Eleanor took off to find help, meaning that the two interacted quite a lot.
- "Why is it always the pretty ones that end up causing the most trouble? "
- —Eleanor to Javier.[src]
Eleanor and Javier can have a flirty relationship or have a good and a trusting friendship. She shows sympathy for him and Clementine when they are forced to leave Prescott the next day, therefore offering them a ride later that night. If Javier took Eleanor to the junkyard they talk to each other numerous times and Eleanor states that he is lucky that all of his family are safe. When Mariana dies, Eleanor tells Javier to come back to Prescott to help Kate. Javier can help Eleanor do her surgery on Kate. On the road she states to Javier that Kate may not have long to live. At the station, Javier tells Eleanor to drive Kate to Richmond. Eleanor seems to trust Javier, she listens to his orders and Javier is upset when he finds out she is heading for The New Frontier community, presumably.
However, if Javier killed Conrad in "Ties That Bind - Part 2", her relationship with Javier becomes hostile, as during an argument with Gabriel in "Thicker Than Water", Gabriel accidentally reveals Javier was the one who killed Conrad, which leads to Eleanor reacting in disgust and disappointment to Javier killing Conrad, despite him reasoning that he would've killed Clementine and Gabriel.
To add to the deterioration of their relationship (Determinant), during the trial of David García, she betrays Javier and the rest of the group by telling Joan their plans of launching an insurrection against her and the rest of the New Frontier. In "From The Gallows", their relationship is even further strained when he and Kate encounter Eleanor in the apartment. Eleanor is dismayed that they showed up, and her and Javier start arguing. She holds a grudge towards Javier for killing Conrad, while Javier lashes out at her for betraying them to Joan. If Tripp was killed in "Thicker Than Water", She also blames him for it, and Javier can counter back saying Tripp cared for her, but she didn't return it. Kate then tries to talk Javier into forgiving Eleanor regardless of her betrayal, to which if Javier condemns her, he tells Eleanor that he cannot forgive her for her betrayal and that she can just go to hell and not wanting anything to with her anymore, with Eleanor feeling sorry that he feels that way.
- "That's...that's right."
- —Eleanor admitting her betrayal.[src]
Eleanor and Joan seem to have a positive relationship, it is unlikely that they get along due to their very different personalities and beliefs. Nonetheless, Eleanor's action of betraying Javier's group proves she is not unable to forget these severe differences in order to be safe from harm. If Tripp is killed, Eleanor pleads Joan not to do it, Joan argues back at her, showing some tension between the two.
- "Calm down, Conrad, please."
- —Eleanor trying to calm Conrad.[src]
Eleanor and Conrad seem to have a natural relationship. When on the road, Eleanor feels remorse to Conrad and Francine dying at Prescott and she tries to comfort him. Whilst Conrad blames Javier for the destruction of Prescott and the death of his girlfriend, Eleanor tries to stop Conrad and calm him down.
If Javi shoots Conrad in "Ties That Bind - Part 2", (Determinant) then she will appear angered by Javi's involvement in his death and tell him to leave. If Conrad is alive in Episode 4, he can leave the apartment and hug Eleanor and say his goodbyes.
Although they met briefly, it is assumed they had a neutral relationship. Eleanor was horrified after David broke Fern's arm.
- "Gabe, grab that water. Need you to clean this up."
- —Eleanor asking for Gabriel's help. (Determinant)[src]
If Javier takes Eleanor to the junkyard, the pair can meet there and Eleanor takes care of Gabriel's cut wound on his hand. They are both seen interacting together whilst Kate and Clementine meet. If Javier left with his family, the group goes back to Prescott, on horses. Eleanor can tell Gabriel to help with Kate's treatment but he fails and runs off, Eleanor tells Javier to let him go. Later on the road, when Clementine and Gabriel are interacting, Eleanor talks to Javier implying the two look like a young couple. It is likely that Gabe is as frustrated as the others by Eleanor's betrayal, straining their relationship.
- "The thing is - and maybe this sounds weird - but I still trust Tripp more than I trust her."
- —Clementine to Javier about not trusting Eleanor.[src]
Eleanor and Clementine have a negative and distrusted relationship. Eleanor stated to Javier that Clementine has something cold behind her eyes. Clementine says to Javier, that she trusts Tripp more than Eleanor, implying that the two knew each other before Javier appeared. If Javier took Eleanor to the junkyard, when Kate gets shot, Eleanor shouts at Clementine and tells Javier to go with her and his family to help an injured Kate. Whilst on the road, Eleanor remarks upon Clementine and Gabriel to Javier, implying the two look like a young couple.
- "We should let her out. I'll vouch for her. I want to meet this Eleanor. I'm sure she'll be an asset to our community."
- —Paul to Javier and David about wanting to meet Eleanor.[src]
Eleanor and Paul seem to be on good terms. Javier tells Paul that Eleanor is a medic and Paul vouches for Eleanor to exit quarantine to meet Paul herself. Paul states that he really wants to meet her and she could be a vital asset to the community as seen by the treatment she had previously performed upon Kate. Later on when the group collect Kate from the hospital, they see Eleanor there and she has her own room, items and particularly a gun as she states herself. This means that either the New Frontier or Paul had done all of this for her as she earned it. When she hears that Paul died, she is devastated.
- "Smart cookie, this one."
- —David to Javier about Eleanor.[src]
David seems to like Eleanor. After Eleanor tell Tripp to back off and let Javier go see Kate, David will call her a smart cookie. David will also make sure that Eleanor makes it to the hospital and assures Javier that she is safe with Kate and Gabe, Eleanor doesn't seem have an opinion of David. She doesn't believe he's as bad as he seems. However in "From The Gallows", she is later shocked and horrified after David breaks Ferns arm.
Eleanor will only meet Rufus if you didnt kill Rufus in "Ties That Bind - Part 1". However, it is assumed they had a positive relationship as Eleanor tries to tend to Rufus in "From The Gallows". She is later horrifed after David kills Rufus or she will be angry at Javier if he cuts off his arm.
- "Let's go get your brother back, sweetie."
- —Eleanor to Mariana about finding her brother. (Determinant)[src]
The pair seems to have a neutral relationship. If Javier takes Eleanor to the junkyard, Eleanor tells Mariana that they will get her brother, Gabriel, back. As Clementine and Kate meet each other, behind them, Eleanor and Mariana are seen speaking to each other. After the death of Mariana, Eleanor is shocked as she thought everyone was going to be safe. If you left Clementine, later on in Prescott Eleanor says that she is sorry about what happened to Mariana to Javier.
- "Nice to meet you."
- —Eleanor to Ava.[src]
Eleanor and Ava have a unstable relationship. Ava was the one who brought Eleanor to the hospital. When the group gets kicked out of Richmond, Tripp asks Ava where Eleanor is, she then punches him for unknown reasons. Eleanor can introduce herself to Ava, Eleanor disagrees with the group's opinions. When Eleanor betrayed Javier's group, Ava is angry at Eleanor. If the player chose to try and save Ava, Eleanor will be angry and sad, showing no care towards Ava.
- "I was talking about Eli. The dead guy?"
- —Eleanor to Javier about romance. (Determinant)[src]
Eleanor and Eli can have a presumed natural/slightly flirty relationship. After if Javier betrays Clementine or not, Eleanor asks Javier on what happened to Eli, she seems saddened and shocked. Eleanor can make a flirty joke about Eli to Javier.
- "Ties That Bind - Part 1"
- "Ties That Bind - Part 2"
- "Above The Law"
- "Thicker Than Water"
- "From The Gallows"
- Eleanor is one of the eight characters to appear in all five episodes of Season 3, the others being Javier, Clementine, Kate, Gabriel, David, Tripp (Determinant), and Conrad (Determinant).
- Though Eleanor affirms she isn't a doctor, she is the seventh medical assistant to appear in the video game, the others being Diana, Vernon, Carlos, Logan, Paul Lingard and Jonas.
- Of the seven medical professionals, Eleanor is the only one who is confirmed alive regardless of the player's choices.
- Eleanor is one of five characters, alongside Javier, Clementine, Fern and Paul, that are alive at the end of Season 3, regardless of the players choices.
- Eleanor is the only character from Prescott who survives regardless of the player choices.
- Eleanor was originally designed as Joan's daughter in an early version of the story.