|This article is about Katjaa's husband. You may be looking for his son.|
|Age||Early to mid 40's|
|Family||Katjaa - Wife (Deceased)|
Kenny Jr. - Son (Deceased)
Sarita - Girlfriend
|First Appearance||"A New Day"|
|Series lifespan||"A New Day" to Present|
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- "You don't just end it 'cause it's hard. You stick it out, and you help the folks you care about."
- —Kenny to the group about suicide.[src]
Kenny is an original character and the tritagonist in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season One and a returning character in Season Two. A likable, but nevertheless flawed man, Kenny acts as the de-facto leader of the group, and is a sharp, hard-working person who likes to take action and make things happen.
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida
Before the outbreak Kenny was a commercial fisherman from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While fishing, he commercially caught snapper and yellowfin, but in the summers, he'd take tours down and sailfish. He met his wife, Katjaa, after acquiring a sick octopus and needed it to be patched up, taking it to her veterinarian office. She and their son, Duck, are his main priorities. He originally had a pet dog, but had to "put him down", even though he couldn't stand it. He always said that it was the best to get fresh tuna from his catch, then grilling it, and having Katjaa prepare it. He and his family were returning from Memphis, Tennessee after visiting Katjaa's sister when the outbreak started. He and Duck were seen making a stop at Gil's Pitstop, just before the outbreak started.
Lee and Clementine first encountered Kenny and his family while staying on Hershel's Farm. While he knew the situation of the apocalypse was messed up, Kenny firmly believed that the government and military would sort out the mess very shortly. Lee could learn from Kenny about his boat he hoped to use as a back-up plan, along with other details about his family. When both his son and Shawn Greene were attacked, Lee had to make a choice on who to save. If Lee chose Duck, Kenny and Lee saved him from the oncoming walkers. However, Shawn was killed and the group was kicked off Hershel's farm. If you chose to save Shawn, Kenny saved Duck easily but ran off instead of assisting you in saving Shawn. Shawn told Hershel about your attempts to save him right before his death. Hershel gets upset with Kenny and somewhat thanked Lee for attempting to save Shawn, but kicked the whole group off the farm, regardless. Kenny offered a ride to Macon, nevertheless, however, his relationship with Lee would change depending on who Lee tried to save.
Upon approaching Macon, the group ran out of gas and began traveling on foot. Kenny attempted flagging down a person in the distance, but it turned out to be a group of walkers. One of them attacked Duck, but he was rescued by Carley and Glenn who lead them into Lee's family drug store. There, they met Doug, Lilly, and her father, Larry. When Larry saw that Duck was covered in walker blood, he assumed that Duck had been bitten and attempted throwing him out. Kenny stood firmly in between them, threatening to hurt or kill Larry if he even touched Duck. How Lee responded to the argument will affect Kenny's relationship with Lee. After Lee saved Clementine from a walker and Larry suffered a heart attack, Kenny began to assess the situation and assigned Doug and Carley to keep a lookout on the street. Lee later talked to Kenny, who took a moment to discuss the outcome of what had happened with Shawn. Either way, Lee attempted to console Kenny over the guilt he felt on the outcome.
When Lee and Lilly accidentally tripped the pharmacy alarms, Kenny did his best to prepare for the group for the escape, while Lee, Carley, and Doug provided cover. When Larry punched Lee and abandoned him for the walkers, Kenny rescued him in the nick of time. Depending on Lee's relationship with Kenny, he either commented on not leaving a good friend behind or how he was rescuing Lee despite thinking he was a jerk. When the group arrived at the motor inn, Kenny heard gunfire from the city which he hoped was the military, "winning this thing." He, along with the rest of the group, agreed that they should hole up in the motor inn until all of the trouble passed over. Right when they began to think everything was okay, the power shut off around them.
Three months after the drugstore attack, Kenny was out with Lee and a new survivor named Mark hunting for food. Lee and Mark discussed how Kenny had been getting into arguments with Lilly over the last few months, since they disagreed on how to lead the group. When Lee and Mark hear screams and find Ben Paul, Travis, and David Parker, Kenny was right behind them to assist the situation. Kenny offered to hold off the approaching walkers as Lee decided to either free David from the bear trap or leave him to die. Following the choice, Kenny headed off with the group back to the camp.
Back at the camp, Lilly and Kenny had yet another argument over bringing more people into the group. This caused Lilly to become frustrated and forced Lee to divide the rations for that day. Lee can talk to Kenny during this time, which Kenny will discuss how he planned to head to the coast with his family once he repaired the RV they had discovered. Whether Lee supported his decision or attempted to persuade him to stay, Kenny's mind was made up by that point. Kenny also discussed the current state of their friendship, which might've been good or bad based on Lee's decisions in Episode 1. Kenny refused to accept any rations until you had fed Duck. If you fed Duck and Clementine, Kenny supported your decision since it is what "a real man does" and offered you a place on the RV when the time came.
When Katjaa and Lee were attacked by a reanimated Travis or David, Kenny began accusing Ben of not telling the group that the person was bit. At this point, Ben revealed that simply dying, and not being bitten, was how a person turned. Everyone was already infected and true death only came through destroying the brain. It is then that the group encountered the St. John brothers, who offered to trade food for gasoline. The group agreed that Lee, Mark, Ben, and Doug/Carley should go to investigate their dairy to prove their story.
When Ben and Doug/Carley came back from the dairy, Kenny came with the rest of the group to check it out. They arrived right when Mark was attacked by bandits, however, which lead Kenny to be a bit concerned. He was seen later pushing Duck on the newly rebuilt swing, where Lee talked to him about the current situation of their friendship. Whatever their state is, Kenny mentioned about how there would come a time where Lee would have to pick sides. When Lee returned from scouting Jolene's camp, Kenny was found with Katjaa, Duck, Clementine, and Andrew St. John attending the family's cow. Kenny had been in another argument with Lilly over his suspicions of the St. John's. He mentioned that there was a locked door that Andy was particularly fast to lock up and he had heard metallic sounds from there. With Lee's help, they distracted Andy long enough to retrieve tools to break the lock. Unfortunately, the St. John's called everyone for the dinner they had prepared. Kenny told Lee that he would make an excuse for him while Lee broke the lock.
Kenny was eating at the dinner table with the rest of the group when Lee discovered that Andy, Danny, and Brenda were cannibals and had cut off Mark's legs to serve for dinner. The brothers knocked Lee unconscious and threw him, Kenny, Larry, Lilly, and Clementine into the barn's meat locker. Kenny became distraught over knowing the St. John's had kidnapped his family. When Larry suffered a heart attack and his pulse had stopped, Kenny came to the conclusion that he was dead and that they needed to kill him before he reanimated. Whether Lee decided to help him or attempt to save him, Kenny picked up a salt lick and crushed Larry's head with it. Though shocked that he went through with it, Kenny justified himself that he did what was necessary to protect the group. Kenny's relationship with Lee would be seriously affected by what Lee chose to do here and he would either appreciate Lee for backing up him on making a hard and morally questionable decision, or resented him for leaving him alone to do it. Immediately after, Clementine crawled through an air vent and freed them, Kenny rushing out to save his family. When Danny caught them sneaking up, Lee engaged in a fight with him. Either Kenny or Lilly would come to Lee's rescue, and afterward, Kenny rushed to the house. Kenny was later seen confronting Andy, who was holding Duck hostage. Kenny lunged at Andy, but was shot in his side. Lee eventually overpowered Andy and, after deciding to kill him or spare his life, the group left the dairy as walkers demolished the barrier and overran the farm.
As the group walked back, Kenny took a moment to discuss with Lee about what had happened. Either the two of them would be on good terms or Kenny would tell Lee that they needed to stay out of each other's way for a while. When the group discovered an abandoned car, Kenny was the first to propose looting the car for the abundance of supplies it contained. Lee either agreed with the looting or decided against it, but Kenny participated in the looting, nevertheless.
At the beginning, he and Lee scavenged Macon for supplies. They encountered a girl who was being attacked by walkers. Kenny urged Lee to not shoot her, stating that she's buy them more time to scavenge. Lee had a choice to leave her, or to put her out of her misery.
Back at the Motor Inn, Kenny and Lilly got into another fight over whether or not to leave the inn. If Carley was saved in Episode 1, Lee had the option of telling him about his past, and Kenny appreciated his honesty. Lee also realized that Kenny had not told Katjaa the truth about what had happened in the St. John's meat locker.
The bandits later attacked the Motor Inn, and the group fled in the RV. Still hostile toward Lilly, Kenny called for Lee to leave her behind, but she eventually got in the vehicle. After Lilly killed either Doug or Carley, he once against insisted that she was left behind, and Lee can either agree or disagree with him. It was then that Katjaa revealed that Duck had been bitten during the attack.
Kenny refused to believe that Duck was going to die until the very end. When Lee got the train up and running again, Kenny took over the steering. Katjaa, seeing that Duck was on his last legs, eventually realized that he was inevitably going to die, and asked Lee to have Kenny stop the train, so they could say their goodbyes. Kenny was still in denial and Lee either had to physically fight him, or talk him down to get him to stop it. If the latter was chosen, it was revealed that he still felt guilty over Shawn's death, and that he thought Duck dying was the world's way of punishing him.
Saying goodbye to Duck, Kenny, and Katjaa agreed that they didn't want him to reanimate, and decided that one of them should shoot him in the head. Lee could tell one of them to do it, or alternatively offer to take care of Duck himself instead.
Regardless of his decision, Kenny and Katjaa took Duck into the nearby forest to make sure that Clementine didn't have to see him die. Hearing a gunshot, Lee ran into the forest to find Katjaa had committed suicide and Kenny had completely broken down with sorrow beside her. Lee either let himself kill Duck, or insisted on doing it himself.
Kenny, depressed and in state of half-way shock, started driving the train again, and received a sip of whiskey from Chuck. When the group met Omid and Christa, Lee could relay Kenny's story to them, to gain their trust. Kenny also agreed to instruct Omid on how drive the train.
Having escaped a horde of walkers in the train, Kenny was still obviously depressed, but he had also gone back to focusing on following his plan of escaping in a boat. If his relationship with Lee was previously strained, he seemed to have decided to let the hostilities rest for the time being. Him and Lee then overheard a transmission to Clementine's walkie-talkie from a mysterious person inside Savannah. Disturbed by this sudden turn of events, the duo look upon the city in awe.
The group got off the train and made their way to the riverfront. Kenny lead them, but was obviously depressed and shocked about his wife and son's sudden deaths. Lee attempted to talk with him about their next move, but no matter what, he was single-mindlessly obsessed about finding a boat. Along the way, a church bell rung, and the voice spoke up on the walkie-talkie, telling them to get out of the street for their own safety, and this angered Kenny, who felt the man was toying with the group. Suddenly, dozens of walkers began pursuing the group. Kenny took many of them out, but was tripped and nearly bitten by a walker. He was saved by either Lee or Christa. When more walkers arrived, Chuck was surrounded, Kenny leading the group to the back of a house. While there, he argued about Omid's condition with Christa, openly airing his wish to leave Omid behind, if he didn't show any improvement soon, causing Lee to break it up. He, Lee, and Ben searched for a way inside the house. Once inside, the group decided that they needed to escape, as the radio man was stalking them. Seeing the house as a temporary safe-zone, Ben and Kenny searched the upstairs for walkers. He heard something and headed to the attic. Inside, he discovered a child walker who reminded him of Duck. He stared at it, paralyzed, and couldn't bring himself to kill it.
Lee came up and saw the child walker as well. Kenny either admitted that he was a coward since he couldn't kill his own son, and that he couldn't kill another kid. Lee could either kill it, or convince Kenny to redeem himself and kill it. Either way, Kenny asked Lee to bury the kid. While Lee buried him in the backyard, a man was seen watching him. Becoming worried, Kenny and Lee decided to go find a boat at the riverfront. Along the way, Lee may ask Kenny if he was okay, which Kenny ignored. Another church bell went off, and Kenny drew his gun. He thought the radio man was luring the walkers toward them, but he and Lee quickly discovered that the walkers were being lured away. Reaching the riverfront, the duo find all of the boats destroyed or stripped of parts, almost completely crushing Kenny's hopes. In desperation, he ordered Lee to help search the area, although Lee considered it a hopeless undertaking. While he and Lee searched, they spotted an unknown survivor nearby. They believe it was the radio man, and planned to capture him. Kenny hid around the corner with his gun, while Lee snuck up on him. When the survivor was about to kill Lee, or be killed by Lee, Clementine showed up and begged them not to. The survivor stopped and revealed herself as Molly. Kenny appeared from behind the corner, gun drawn, but Lee told him not too shoot. Molly knocked Kenny over in self-defense, causing his gun to fire. She explained to them that other people took all the boats, fuel, and batteries when the apocalypse began. She also told them about Crawford, and the horrific nature of it. Walkers arrived, due to Kenny's gunshot, and they ran into a nearby alley. Molly escaped, and was about to abandon them, but Clementine convinced her to save them. She saved Kenny and Clementine, but Lee was forced to retreat to the sewers.
Lee returned later with Vernon, a doctor, but discovered Kenny drunk on whiskey. Kenny explained that he had lost all hope, and drinking was the only thing that kept him from thinking about Duck and Katjaa. But he threw the booze away when Clementine discovered a boat in the backyard shed. Given a new sense of purpose, he looked it over and found that he needed fuel and a battery to get it up and running, but also realized that the boat can't fit the whole group. To get everything, plus the medicine for Omid, the group decided to sneak into Crawford at night. While there, they found Crawford overrun with walkers. They locked themselves in the Crawford Catholic School and split up to find everything. Kenny and Brie, a member of Vernon's group, narrowly survived and retrieved the fuel. Once everyone was back, they attempt to break into the armory, as walkers forced themselves into the building. A panicked Ben revealed that he was the one who had dealt with the bandits, and caused the deaths of Duck and Katjaa. Kenny snapped and tried to kill Ben, but was held back by Lee and Vernon. Kenny abused Ben verbally and announced that he would not be accompanying them in his boat. Walkers broke in and the group retreated to the armory.
The armory was empty except for a few rounds. They took the rounds and ran. Kenny discovered a loaded shotgun and tossed it to Lee. They all ran to the bell tower and found a way out through a window. As they climbed out, Ben was grabbed by a walker and pulled over the ledge, but managed to hang on. Lee killed the walker, but Ben dangled over the edge and attempted convincing Lee to escape and leave him behind, which Kenny also urged Lee to do. Whatever Lee's choice, he escaped with or without Ben. Back at the house, Kenny either praised Lee or scolded him, based on if he saved Ben or not. He then went to repair the boat with the new fuel and battery.
Later, he, Christa, Omid, and Ben (Determinant) find Lee outside, where Lee reveals that someone kidnapped Clementine. Lee may or may not of informed them of his walker bite. If Lee told them about the bite, Kenny was shocked and could not believe it.
Results of Lee's actions
Depending on Lee's relationship with Kenny, Kenny decided whether or not to help with finding Clementine. Kenny did not help if Lee never backed him up or agreed with him. If this happened, he instead decided to get the boat to the river and wait for them. If Omid and Christa didn't join Lee in the search for Clementine, Kenny can also make the decision to leave Savannah without Lee.
If Lee was always helpful towards Duck and Katjaa, despite having disagreements with Kenny and tells him that he views Clementine as his family, Kenny admitted that, although Lee failed to support him on some important decisions, he always helped his family when they were in trouble, and it would be hypocritical of him to deny help towards Lee when he was in the same situation. He still was angry at Ben, and protested when he offered to go with them, and Lee either agreed with him or told him that Ben was coming along no matter what, to which Kenny reluctantly agrees.
If Lee always backed him up and agreed with him on things in the past, Kenny jumped immediately at the opportunity to help, saying that Lee is his closest friend.
If Kenny agreed to help, he followed Lee (along with others who joined), who believed that Vernon was the suspect. When they reached the underground morgue of Vernon's group, they found it empty. Lee became distraught, and they noticed a giant herd of walkers outside. The radio suddenly came on and the unknown man claimed that he has Clementine, but revealed that it was not Vernon.
If Kenny accompanied Lee's group, he was present when the Stranger contacts him. He assured Lee that it was okay. As walkers forced themselves in, he blocked the door and told Lee to find a way out. After discovering a way, Lee passed out from the symptoms of his bite. When he awakened, he found Kenny about to chop his arm off. Lee prevented him from committing the act, but had the choice of cutting off his arm or not. If he chose to do it, Kenny will either do it (if it was just him with Lee), or he would tell Christa to do it (if she came). Once that is done, the group escaped to the roof. On the roof, Kenny searched for a way down and noticed Crawford in the distance and cursed it. When Lee managed to use Molly's bell-ringing philosophy to distract the walkers, the group headed back to the manor house. Back at the house, they found that the boat was taken by Vernon and his cancer survivor group. Either Vernon left a note (if everyone came with Lee) or someone will be locked in the garage and will inform the group (if someone was left behind).
If Kenny stayed behind, he will be beaten up by Vernon's group and tossed in the garage, being locked in by a braced shovel. Lee will free him from the garage. He will either be shocked by Lee's arm, or ask if the bite is paining him.
He and Christa get into a fight on where to head. If Ben was saved, he will yell at Ben, causing Ben to snap on him and tell him off. Kenny will apologize to Ben if he does so. Walkers quickly approached and the group took shelter in the house. They attempted to deal with the walkers, but were forced to take shelter in the attic. In the attic, he and Lee got into a fight, due to Kenny panicking on what to do with Lee, calling it another "Larry situation". Lee either threw something at the wall, or Kenny did. They discover that they could break through the corroded wall. They took shifts on breaking it, and Kenny went first. On his break, he and Lee discussed what happened in the previous episodes and will make up for anything that had happened. Kenny says that even though he is angry about his situation regarding Ben, he never thought things the way Ben did. He, Lee, and Christa then all share a drink. Once through the wall, they made their way into the neighbor's house and discover a couple who had committed suicide. Kenny reflected on how suicide was bad, and will reflect on how Katjaa did the same. He took a moment, and Lee discovered a way out of the house. Before they left, he uncovers one clip for his gun.
In Game Decision
Ben Saved (Alive)
If Ben was saved, the group jumped to the next house, but Ben fell. Lee and Kenny headed down and uncover Ben with a balcony rung ripped through his stomach. As Kenny attempted to yank him off the rung, walkers heard Ben's cries and investigated the alley. Seeing it as the only way, Kenny pushed Lee out of the alley if he refused to leave, saying that it's something he's gotta do,and that he needed to find Clementine. He used his last bullet to put a dying Ben out of his misery.
Ben Killed (Alive)
If Ben was killed in Episode 4, after making their way across the rooftops, Kenny bumped into Lee, causing the walkie-talkie to fall through a hole into an abandoned warehouse. Christa jumped in to get it, causing Omid to panic. Lee and Omid attempt to pull Christa out, but they can't reach her. Kenny jumped in and boosted Christa out. After that, Lee frantically screamed for Kenny as he fired his last shots. Lee was stricken with grief, assuming Kenny was devoured by the walkers, but remained focused. When Christa asked how he felt after Kenny's supposed death, he simply said that Kenny was a good man.
Both Kenny and Duck make a cameo appearance at Gil's Pitstop in the intro sequence. In Shel's Story, the remaining survivors of the cancer support group align themselves with Roman, Shel, and Becca as allies at the pitstop. Depending on the in-game choice in Episode 5, and if Kenny stayed behind to guard the boat, he will be mentioned by Boyd as the "guy with the mustache" they beat up when speaking about the past experience of having stolen the boat in Savannah.
Clementine was looking at a drawing of Kenny along with Duck and Katjaa, that she made near the end of Episode 3, when she was looking for a lighter in her pack.
Kenny first appears in this episode at the Ski lodge, along with Sarita and Walter. Initially, they are arguing with the cabin survivors once they are spotted, but as soon as Kenny sees Clementine once more, the argument ends and Clem's group is allowed inside the ski lodge.
Kenny explains that after he was seperated from Lee, Christa, and Omid, he managed to evade the walkers, and escape Savannah. After a time, he holed himself up in an old resturant, and was found by Sarita. The two traveled together looking for safety and overtime the two developed a relationship. Several weeks prior to "A House Divided," they found a ski lodge somewhere in Virginia, where two men were living, Walter and Matthew. They then formed a group at the lodge.
To Be Added
Kenny will appear in this episode.
If Lee fails to complete certain tasks, it is possible for Kenny to be killed. These deaths are considered non-canon, and result in a game over. Lee will then re-spawn and be allowed to try again. Below is a pictorial list of when Kenny can be killed.
This list shows the victims Kenny has killed:
- Larry (Assumed before reanimation, but possibly moments after or alive)
- Danny St. John (Caused, Determinant)
- Duck (Out Of Mercy, Determinant)
- Fivel (Zombified, Determinant)
- Tess (Indirectly Caused)
- Elizabeth (Indirectly Caused)
- Ben Paul (Indirectly Caused, Determinant) (Out of Mercy, Determinant)
- Walter (Caused)
- Alvin (Caused, Determinant)
- Numerous counts of zombies.
- "A New Day"
- "Starved For Help"
- "Long Road Ahead"
- "Around Every Corner"
- "No Time Left"
- "400 Days" (Flashback)
- When Lee and Kenny were inspecting the lock on the St. John's barn, Kenny made an assumption that Lee could pick the lock because he was "urban." After Lee called him out for stereotyping based on race, Kenny responded to that with, "I'm from Florida. Crazy shit just comes out of my mouth sometimes."
- In "Starved For Help", Lee had to decide who to give food to. 33% of players choose to feed Kenny.
- Kenny was one of three characters confirmed to appear in all 5 main story episodes, the others being Lee and Clementine. Kenny was also the only character to appear in all 6 season 1 episodes, with the inclusion of the 400 Days downloadable content.
- Kenny displayed numerous stereotypes of a redneck.
- He owned and drove a pickup truck in Episode 1.
- He has a mullet.
- He has a taste for alcohol, as seen in Episodes 3, 4, and 5.
- He made a racist comment to Lee when inspecting the lock at the St. John Dairy, assuming that he knows how to pick a lock simply because he was African-American.
- He lived in Florida prior to the outbreak.
- Kenny has a taste for alcohol.
- In Episode 3 he shares a drink with Charles.
- In Episode 4 he drinks the booze found on the table.
- In Episode 5 he finds a bottle of booze in a box while hiding up in the attic.
- Kenny seems to share several traits with Tyreese.
- Both are highly protective of their families.
- Both suffer a mental breakdown when they lose their family.
- Both survived being overwhelmed by a large number of walkers.
- In an interview, Gavin Hammon, the voice actor who supplies the voice of Kenny, stated that Kenny's death scene (The alley) wasn't originally as open ended. In a first shoot, it was "extremely clear" that Kenny died. However, Telltale later went back and asked Gavin to do a second recording, in which the scene was "more somber", and Kenny was "more resigned".
- Clementine and Kenny appear in the most episodes of the Video Game.
- He appears in every episode in Season 1, including a brief cameo at the very beginning of "400 Days" at Gil's Pitstop, and finally made a return in "A House Divided".