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- "You may not... be my father, Javi... But you were a great dad. I... love you... Javi..."
- —Gabriel to Javier before dying. (Determinant)[src]
Gabe is depicted as a typical teenager, short-tempered and often irrational at times. Despite having good intentions, his words and actions often put himself and others in danger. He strives to be like his father, David, and is genuinely worried about his well-being, going to such a level that he is willing to die, and cause serious damage to others, just to get him safe.
He is prone to sudden outbursts of anger. In "Ties That Bind - Part 2", he threatens to shoot Conrad (Determinant), and in "Thicker Than Water" he reveals and even blames Javier for killing Conrad in the tunnel, even though Conrad held Gabe at gunpoint, much to the group's dismay (Determinant).
Shortly after the outbreak occurred, Gabe's grandfather died of cancer and reanimated in his bedroom. Gabe's sister Mariana went to his grandfather's room to give him some water. When the family finds out he is alive, they are confused of how this happened. When it turns out that Salvador was indeed a walker, Gabe seemed some shocked by the situation and was shown visibly scared by the unfolding events, including his grandmother getting bitten in the cheek.
Years into the outbreak, Gabe is now a teenager and shown not getting along with his stepmother Kate, due to his pubescent mood swings which may cause his sudden and frequent easily-triggered anger as stated by Javier.
When his sister gets shot in the head by the New Frontier, Gabe is visibly angry and upset and now declares that he wants to be like his dad, strong and brave.
Gabe returns to Prescott with Tripp and Kate, regardless of whether Javier stays with Clementine or not. He tries to help Eleanor treats Kate's wound, only to run away after she screams in pain (Determinant). Javier finds him outside the wall attacking a deceased walker, Javier trying to console him for feeling like a coward for leaving during Kate's surgery.
When Prescott is attacked by the New Frontier group, Gabe assists Eleanor in evacuating Kate onto a vehicle, the group driving away. After reaching a safe distance, Javier and Conrad argue about Francine's death, causing Gabe to draw his weapon on the latter when he grabs Javier, threatening him. Eventually, Gabe calms down, the group pushing on until they encounter a block in the road.
After meeting Jesus, Gabe and the others enter the railway tunnel only to find it overrun with walkers. Fleeing from them, Gabe helps Clementine fend the herd off whilst Javier, Tripp, and Conrad escape through an abandoned train carriage.
Once Javier has blocked the door, Gabe runs onwards only to stop when he finds Conrad pointing his gun at Clementine, insists on making Clementine their prisoner due to once being a member of the New Frontier. Gabe resists only to be taken hostage by Conrad, forcing Javier to either accept his plan, or kill the man to save Gabe (Determinant). Gabe shouts at Javier if Conrad was spared or shocked if Javier decides to kill him instead, calling him a coward (Determinant). Either way, they exit the subway, the group finding Kate abandoned in Eleanor's car.
Upon reaching the Richmond settlement, Gabe stands by as Javier begs Max to allow the group inside. When the leader of the New Frontiers emerges, Gabe is shocked to see it is David who is long presumed dead.
In a flashback shortly after the outbreak began, Gabe is seen at home with Mariana as Javi and Kate are returning there. Gabe learns that his friend Drew has died and became a walker, prompting them all to leave the home in search of a safer place, to which Gabe adamantly protests, insisting on waiting for his dad. Eventually, Javi convinces him to leave, and with Mariana's help he leaves a note for his father in case he returns. They then set off in search for a safer place.
The scene then shifts to Gabe, Javi and the others standing before David and Richmond's entry. Gabe is immediately excited to see his father after years apart, following his dad who has taken Kate to their medical center. Javi can call out to him when he and the others must undergo quarantine, but he will ignore him.
He stays alongside Kate in the medical center when David brings Javi into the room, under Kate's request. He remarks on how generally happy he is in Richmond, even playfighting with his father at one point. He immediately leaves with David when Kate shows signs of great pain (later revealed she was faking just to talk to Javi). Later in the scene, when Javi and David must attend a meeting with Richmond's leaders, Gabe stays with Kate in the medical room. As time passes, Gabe and Kate are visited by Joan who tell them Javi is permanently barred from Richmond and leave them thinking David is deep trouble.
The next day, Gabe is feeling quite worried and anxious over Joan's visit, until Javi arrives. Completely overjoyed and relieved, he runs up and gives him a great hug, admitting he was worried he had died. Javi immediately tells him and Kate that they must leave as he's on borrowed time having snuck back in to get them out. Gabe complains against Kate's plea to leave David behind while leaving Richmond, insisting that they rescue his father and take him alongside them as well.
Stick to David's plan: Javi agrees with Gabe and refuses to leave David behind, much to Kate's frustration but Gabe's relief. Before he, Javi and an angry Kate leave the medical center, he wonders aloud to Javi about Clem and hopes she's doing okay. Javi then lead Gabe and Kate to Ava, who has found a safe location for them while Javi assists David in their confrontation against Richmond's leaders.
Choose to leave with Kate: Javi sides with Kate, much to Gabe's disappointment. When Javi and Kate begin to leave, Gabe refuses to join them, instead planning on finding his father. This doesn't sit well with Javi and Kate, the latter of whom pleads with him to come with her and Javi, but he ultimately stands firm in his decision, forcing Javi and Kate to escape on their own. While trying to escape, Javi is found and captured but Kate manages to flee. As Javi is dragged in Richmond's HQ where the confrontation is taking place, a soldier reports to David that Gabe in nowhere to be found.
If Javi planned to help David and his dilemma with Richmond, Gabe and Kate meet up with Eleanor, Tripp and Conrad (Determinant), moving to an apartment Eleanor scouted out after Kate felt uncomfortable staying in David's home in Richmond. Eleanor sends out Gabe to find Javi, which he does, and bring him back to the apartment. If Javi abandons David and tries to escape Richmond with Kate, Kate will be the one to rescue Javi and Javi is greeted by a happy or disgusted Gabe depending on how he treated him in previous episodes, who lets them in the apartment.
After the group decides to stock up on weapons from Richmond's armory to protect them against the herd, Gabe, Javi and Ava (Determinant) sneak up to the armory. If Ava isn't with them, Gabe can convince Javier to trust him enough to distract the guard long enough for Javier to get inside, otherwise if Ava is with them, she will be the one to distract the guard while they get inside. Upon reaching the weapon room and stocking up on guns, if Ava wasn't part of the missions (Javi failed to meet her at the stronghold as originally planned), she will encounter them and hold up Javi at gunpoint. Gabe and Javi eventually convince her to work with them for David's sake. As Ava momentarily leaves them both, Gabe and Javi hide from a guard, but rather than let the guard pass and sneak out of sight, Gabe suddenly rushes headfirst into the guard and nearly gets killed, being rescued by his uncle, who ends up stabbed in the process. Gabe, Javi and Ava must then head to the medical center, where Javi can get his wound treated. Ava and Gabe stay out of sight, Ava not wanting Lingard to see the weapons they have stolen from the armory. After some time, Gabe and Ava reunite with Javi and Clementine, the latter of which he's happy about. The four return to the apartment.
Back at the apartment, Gabe hands out guns to everyone, and the group plan on their next move. Gabe becomes headstrong and foolish, disregarding the fact he played a role in getting Javi hurt and disagreeing with other people's ideas all for the single-minded sake of going in guns blazing and saving his father, a plan which is repeatedly shut down by Tripp, Kate and Javi. If Javi had killed Conrad in Episode 2, he'll spitefully lash out at Javi by revealing that he killed Conrad back at the subway, resulting in Tripp and Eleanor feeling angry and betrayed, never wanting to anything with Javi ever again. If Conrad was spared and/or died after those events, Gabe will become a bit quiet and just go along with the plan, aiding Javi, Kate and Clem to get the truck to take over to the square the day.
When they arrive, Gabe becomes problematic towards Javi, but backs down when Clem interferes. Javi can later talk to Gabe in which he understands what he did wrong and apologizes for it, hoping to gain back his trust someday. He asks Javi to stop treating him "like a kid". Once the four get the truck, they return back to near Richmond's main square and wait around until Ava notifies them of the meeting starting via walkie-talkie. While they wait, Gabe has a fun time teaching Clem a card game, and Kate will remark to Javi how Gabe has a crush on Clem. Some time later, Ava lets them know the meeting is underway, but they must hurry as it is actually a public execution of David.
Gabe goes with Javier and Clem to the square just in time to avoid David being hanged. Gabe watches on as Joan forces Javier to spare one of Tripp and Ava's lives in return for sparing the other. If Javi shoots and kills Joan, a soldier kicks the stool under David and Gabe hurries to save David, lifting his legs whilst Javi cuts the rope. If Javier takes Clint's deal and walks away, David is released, but takes matters into his own hands, taking Clint as a hostage, but loses his grip. Gabe attempts to help out his father, but is shoved by Clint, who is immediately shot point blank in the face by David, his blood splattering all over Gabe. When David decides to go after Joan/Clint, he urges Gabe to come along, but Javier can convince him to stay back. He is last seen escaping a smoke bomb with Clementine out of the staircase.
Gabe first appears in this episode fighting walkers with Clem. After the group finds shelter, Gabe criticizes Javier or David depending on if you shot Joan or took the deal. Gabe will then check the exits with Clem and David before later appearing in a room with the group and Eleanor, Fern, and Rufus (Determinant). Later, upon the group reaching the excavator which they plan to seal the breeach in Richmond's walls with, David states that he is running away instead. Kate refuses, leading to a heated argument. Gabe stays loyal to his father regardlss of Javi's choice. Gabe's fate depends on which path Clementine and/or Javier take.
Clementine and Javier stay with Kate (Dead)
Clementine and Javier find David's body, whom Gabe had to put down after reanimation. They then find a bitten and bleeding Gabe, who imparts his final words to the both of them. Gabe then asks for Javier's gun so that he can put himself out of his misery. Javier can agree to this, or can offer to shoot Gabe in his place.
Clementine goes after David and Gabe whilst Javier stays with Kate (Alive)
Gabe is forced to put down his zombified father. Clementine saves Gabe and brings him back to Richmond.
Clementine stays with Kate whilst Javier goes after David and Gabe (Alive)
Javier saves Gabe but finds out David is bitten. After Javier and David bid farewell to each other, Gabe shoots his father in the head to prevent his reanimation. Gabe is then brought back to Richmond.
Clementine and Javier go after David and Gabe (Alive)
Both David and Gabe survive, but Kate doesn't. Gabe resides in Richmond with or without his father, depending on whether or not Javier asked David to return or keep on walking. However, David will be distancing himself from his family.
Gabe will determinately appear in this season.
This list shows the victims Gabe has killed:
- Clinton Barnes (Caused, Determinant)
- Tripp (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- David García (Indirectly Caused, Zombified, Determinant) (Indirectly Caused, Before Reanimation, Determinant)
- Himself (Indirectly Caused; Suicide, Before Reanimation, Determinant)
- Numerous counts of zombies.
- David García (Indirectly Caused) (Caused, Infected)
- Himself (Indirectly Caused; Suicide, To Prevent Reanimation, Determinant)
- Zombies (Caused)
Gabe attempts to stop David leaving Richmond, but ends up crashing the truck due to the amounts of walkers. If Javier and Clementine go and help Kate first, then both of them will be surrounded by walkers with no help until they are eventually overpowered by the walkers. One of the walkers bites David in the process. David eventually turns and bites his son before being smashed in the head. When Javier and Clementine go to find David and Gabe after helping Kate, they find a dead David in the car before finding a pale and bloody Gabe. Before dying, Gabe gives a devastated Clementine his playing cards, hoping to teach AJ the game they were playing and as a memento. Clementine confesses to have a crush on him, which visibly makes him happy, and proceeds to kiss him (Determinant). He then begs Javier to give him the gun so he can prevent himself from turning into a walker. If Javier gives him the gun, before he dies, Gabe will tell Javier that although he may not have been his father, he was great at being one and loves him. He then shoots himself in the head as Javier and Clementine walk away.
- Javier García (Out of Mercy, Determinant)
Javier decides to shoot Gabe himself so he does not have to commit suicide. Gabe then tells Javier that although he may not have been his father, he was great at being one and loves him. Javier then shoots Gabe in the head, out of mercy, so that he would not turn.
If Javier fails to complete a certain objective, it is possible for Gabe to be killed. These deaths are non-canon and will result in a game over. Javier will then re-spawn and be allowed to try again. Below is a pictorial list of when Gabe can die.
- "I'm really gonna miss Gabe. I mean-- he's super annoying sometimes, but... I've gotten used to having him around. At least to have someone to talk to. Even if he is a total dork. "
- —Clementine to Javier about Gabe (Determinant)[src]
Clementine and Gabe were seen casually chatting with each other. Javier then has the choice to express his opinion on this, whether it is unhealthy or good that Gabe is talking with her. While searching for something to help move the car blocking the road, Javier can talk to Gabe about him chatting with Clementine, with Gabe saying he thinks she's cool.
Later on when Conrad restrains Clementine and demands that she should be used as a bargaining chip, Gabe is clearly upset. After Clementine resisted, Conrad grabbed Gabe and threatened to shoot her "boyfriend". If Javier didn't shoot Conrad and accepted his plan, Gabe calls Javi a coward, saying that he should have helped "Clem" and himself.
In "Thicker Than Water", during when Javier, Kate, Clementine, and Gabe are waiting in the truck, as Clementine and Gabe play a card game of euchre, Kate reveals to Javier that Gabe has a crush on Clementine.
In "From The Gallows", Clementine is first seen showing Gabe how to kill walkers using the knee trick. When he successfully takes down a walker using the technique, Clementine praises him. He smiles at her and says that she's a great teacher and she smiles back. After the group enters the building to escape the herd, the two can be seen talking to each other. When David tells Gabe to come check the perimeter with him, Clementine notices Gabe's discomfort and offers to come with them.
Later, after David accidentally knocks Gabe to the ground, Clementine kneels down next to him as support. As Javi leaves to follow David, Clementine and Gabe are talking to each other in the background.
After Gabe finishes telling Javi that he hopes to grow up like him, he runs to catch up with Clementine and they walk in close proximity to each other. When the group reaches the crashed helicopter and David says they should go lightest to heaviest, Clem steps forward, but Gabe stops her, volunteering to be the first to cross. As he prepares to jump, David attempts to give him advice and Clementine, noticing Gabe's annoyance with his father, will tell David that Gabe knows what he's doing. After Gabe lands safely on the other side, Clementine can be seen breathing out a sigh of relief.
David then attempts to get the group to abandon Richmond and Gabe decides to go with his father. Clementine calls out to him, visibly distraught about his decision and he apologizes to her and replies that he has to go with his father. After Gabe gets hit in the face with a wrench trying to stop David from attacking Javi, Clementine will exclaim "Oh my god!" and rush to his side.
After the fight ends and David drives off with Gabe, Clementine is clearly distressed and remarks on the fact that Gabe was taken. When Kate states that she's going to seal the breach, Clementine asks about Gabe and Kate claims that it was what he wanted and Clementine disheartededly agrees.
When it comes to the final choice, Clementine can decide to go after Gabe (Determinant).
If both Clementine and Javi go after Gabe, they will find him and David alive. After she kills the remaining walkers, Clementine hurries over to Gabe and asks him if he's okay and he replies that he is, thanks to her and Javi. As Javi talks with David, Clementine remains by Gabe's side and is frequently seen glancing over at him with concern.
If only Clementine goes after Gabe she manages to save Gabe, but not David. She comes back to the main square where Javi is supporting Gabe, as he was injured in the car crash. She keeps her arm around him for the entirety of the conversation and sounds upset when she tells Javi that Gabe had to stop his father from turning. Afterwards, Kate tells Clementine to take Gabe somewhere safe and she complies.
If no one goes after Gabe, after Clem and Javi finish sealing the breach Clementine will insist that they go after Gabe now. They find the truck crashed and David's corpse inside. A short while later, Gabe is found by Javi, minutes away from death. When Clementine sees that he is dying, she is devastated and begins crying. Gabe asks her to do him a favor and she initially attempts to stop him from acknowledging the fact that he is dying. He tells her to take his playing cards as a way to remember him and to teach AJ euchre, the game Gabe taught her. She takes the cards and tells him she will do as he asks. Her next actions vary depending on your Season 2 ending.
If Clementine ended Season 2 with Kenny, she will hug him as she says goodbye. She will then stand to leave but Gabe calls her back and asks for one more hug. She hugs him again and he thanks her, to which she replies "Of course, you dork."
If Clementine ended Season 2 alone, she will hold Gabe's hand and tell him to be strong, for whatever comes next. He tells her that he will and she replies that he better. She then leans forward and they touch foreheads as they say their goodbyes.
If Clementine ends Season 2 at Wellington, she will tell Gabe that what is happening is wrong and that he deserves better. He smiles at her and tells her that it can't be that wrong, since he was able to meet her. She smiles sadly at him and wipes her eyes as they say goodbye.
If Clementine ended Season 2 with Jane, Clementine will touch Gabe's face and tell him that she had always thought she'd be alone until she met him. Gabe's face lights up and they kiss. After the kiss, Clem will touch his face once more as she says goodbye.
If Javi shoots Gabe, Clementine looks up at Javi, devastated. After Javi walks away, Clementine lingers and moment longer and pulls out the deck of cards Gabe gave her and looks at his body once more before leaving.
If Javi gives Gabe the gun, Gabe will tell them to walk away, not wanted them to see him shoot himself. As Clementine and Javi leave, the hear the gunshot and they both stop and flinch. Clementine reaches out to comfort Javi but he walks away. Clementine looks back in the direction of the alleyway where Gabe is before following Javi.
If Gabe is alive, during the haircut scene Clementine states that she'll miss him after she leaves. If Javi tells her that Gabe has a crush on her she gets flustered and tries to deny it, hinting that she has a crush on him as well.
When Clementine leaves Richmond, she automatically hugs Gabe. He is the only one she hugs, and as she walks away, he lingers for a moment longer than the rest of the group smiling at her.
- "I wanted to come after you. I swear I did-- (...) I thought you were dead. Like, never-going-to-see-you-again-dead."
- —Gabriel to Mariana.[src]
It is clear that Mariana and Gabe had a loving brother-sister relationship. Gabe was clearly devastated by Mariana's death. If Javier gives Gabe Mariana's tape player then he will take it reluctantly, saying that he doesn't deserve to have it, heavily implying that he blames himself for not doing anything to prevent her death.
Throughout the game, Javier's and Gabe's relationship is constantly challenged. Both try to look after each other, although Gabe's outbursts of anger cause their relationship to strain.
Near the beginning of the outbreak, seen through the beginning flashback of "Above the Law", David leaves and Javier becomes his father-figure.
In "Thicker Than Water", if you killed Conrad, their relationship becomes extremely strained as Gabe reveals that Javi killed Conrad in cold blood even when Javi explains he did it for the safety of Gabe and Clementine. However, In "From The Gallows" it is clear that Gabe looks up to and respects Javier more than his father David. Gabe says to Javier that David told him to "Never be like your uncle". He then comforts Javier by saying "I can only hope to grow up like you!" Near the end of the episode, if Javier decides to stay with Kate and Clementine also stays, Gabe and David will get in a car crash after trying to escape from Richmond. Before his death, Gabe says to Javier "You may not be my dad, Javi, but you were a great dad. I love you, Javi!". Gabe then begs to be put down so he doesn't re-animate and become a walker. Javier can either let Gabe shoot himself, or stop him and perform it himself.
- "Life is precious?! Then how come you shot Conrad, huh?"
- —Gabriel to Javier about killing Conrad. (Determinant)[src]
Gabe and Conrad had a very hostile relationship that began with Gabe threatening to shoot Conrad because of he was afraid he was going to hurt Javier. When Conrad later tries to convince Javier that they should use Clementine as a bargaining chip when dealing with the New Frontier Gabe is heavily against the idea, after Conrad takes him hostage to try and make them go along with it Gabe tells Javier to shoot Conrad, if Javier refuses Gabe is furious with both of them, however, if Javier does shoot him, Gabe is left in shock at what had just happened.
If Conrad was killed in "Ties That Bind - Part 2", Gabe will bring it up in "Thicker Than Water" during an argument, showing he is somewhat affected by his death.
- "If we get to save Dad, then getting hurt is worth it!"
- —Gabriel to the group, discussing about escaping Richmond and saving David.[src]
It is assumed that Gabe and David had a regular father-son relationship. It is stated by Kate that Gabe is becoming more and more like his father, and that he's not the sweet boy she once knew. Gabe himself expresses a desire to become strong like David.
Upon reuniting with his father, Gabe is overjoyed to be with him and is desperate not to lose him again, refusing to go along with Kate's plan to leave and expressing a willingness to risk his life for David.
Their relationship becomes strained as Gabe witnesses and becomes disgusted by his father's ruthlessness, leading him to see Javi as a better role model. Despite this, Gabe still loves his father and wishes to help him. When David leaves the group Gabe chooses to go with him, however this was revealed to have been in order to convince him to go back to Richmond.
If David is killed then Gabe will be shaken by his death.
- "I know I can help!"
- —Gabriel to Eleanor about helping Kate. (Determinant)[src]
Gabe and Kate initially appeared to have a strained relationship, the two disagreeing frequently. However, they care about each other a great deal; when Kate was shot, Gabe put himself in danger in order to keep her safe and later wanted to help her by removing the bullet from her wound; he was visibly distressed at what he believes to be his inability to help her. Throughout "Ties That Bind - Part 2", Gabe frequently worries for Kate, showing he cares for her safety. If Kate dies in From "The Gallows", Gabe will express remorse for being a asshole to her.
- "Ties That Bind - Part 1"
- "Ties That Bind - Part 2"
- "Above The Law"
- "Thicker Than Water"
- "From the Gallows"
- Gabe is one of the eight characters to appear in all five episodes of Season 3, the others being Javier, Clementine, Kate, Eleanor, David, Tripp (Determinant), and Conrad (Determinant).
- He is the second of two characters to commit suicide, (Determinant) the first being Jane. (Determinant)
- Gabe 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), Alvin (43), Alvin Jr. (Season 2: 0, Season 3: 1-2), Samantha (22), Paige (22), Greg (16), James (13), Alex (7), Mariana García (10), and Anna Correa (28).