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- "I see at least one group a day move through here. You all look the same. It's like a great migration of the dazed and confused."
- —Matthew's words to Luke and Clementine about seeing several groups pass a day.[src]
Almost nothing is known about Matthew's life before or as the outbreak began, though judging by a photo of him and Walter at the ski lodge while it was functioning and Walter's words, they had met before the apocalypse. He and Walter frequently vacationed at the ski lodge they were found staying at.
Little is known about Matthew's life after the outbreak, but it is known that he and Walter found the lodge a few weeks before Kenny and Sarita did. Walter commented later on that he and Matthew didn't know what to do with the ski lodge before Kenny and Sarita arrived, saying that both of them had "been a huge help" in fortifying the lodge into what it was when Clementine and the rest of the cabin group reached the ski lodge later on. Walter also commented that Matthew always being nice to the strangers, and that although he knew the danger in such behavior, he continued to be friendly with all people who he met. Sarita noted that Matthew and Walter were nice people, and even though they knew how dangerous it was to be nice to strangers, they could not change their perspective.
While staying at the lodge, Matthew frequently ventured down towards the bridge to retreat to the cabin there. He spent most of the daytime there, keeping a chest full of food and a book collection within. He also saw it his job to monitor the bridge whenever people tried to pass. His outings did not worry Sarita and Kenny though Walter expressed some concern in how dangerous it could be due to him being alone. He was not put off by such and continued to watch (in his words) "the [numerous] dazed and confused" cross the bridge daily.
Matthew approaches Clementine and Luke on a bridge. Initially, he distrusts them by asking questions, but ultimately they begin to get along very well. Just after Matthew offers them some food, he spots Nick running towards him on the bridge, wielding a gun. They both aim towards each other, but regardless of Clementine and Luke's words, Nick shoots Matthew in the neck, resulting in him falling off of the bridge.
After Matthew dies, Walter, when he discovers his knife in Clementine's backpack (which Clementine found when searching his small station), picks up on the fact that Nick killed him (since he overheard him talking about "killing a man" earlier). Unless Clementine convinces Walter, Walter will refuse to help Nick as he is devoured by a walker, in revenge for how he killed Matthew.
Nick shoots Matthew in the neck, thinking he was going to kill Luke and Clementine. Matthew staggers, holding his neck in pain and tries to shoot his rifle at Nick, but he falls off the bridge into the lake below before doing so. It is assumed that he either died from blood loss, drowning, or the impact when he fell into the river. According to Nick, Luke gave him a "clear shot", signaling him to shoot Matthew by waving his arms in air.
It is determinant whether or not Clementine may physically lower Matthew's rifle moments before he is shot or tell Nick to shoot.
This list shows the victims Matthew has killed:
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies.
- "I don’t know what I’d do without Matthew."
- —Walter to Clementine about Matthew.[src]
Matthew and Walter appear to have a romantic relationship in "A House Divided", given by his reaction to when he learned Matthew was dead and how they knew each other before the apocalypse, vacating to the ski lodge frequently. They even posed in a picture together, the pair affectionately wrapping their arms around each other. Walter also refers to Matthew as his partner.
- "Nice running into friendly faces out here."
- —Matthew to Clementine and Luke.[src]
Matthew and Clementine only interact for a short time, but they managed to become friends with one another, with Matthew offering her and Luke some food, and is concerned for her wellbeing. Matthew tries to help Clementine out when she states that she is searching for Christa, and Clementine tries to protect Matthew when Nick shoots at him.
- "Nice running into friendly faces out here."
- —Matthew to Luke and Clementine.[src]
Matthew and Luke only interact for a short time, but they managed to become friends with one another, with Matthew offering him and Clementine some food. It is known that Matthew trusted Luke enough to share his supplies with him. Luke was visibly angered at Nick for killing Matthew.
- Matthew and his partner, Walter, are the first homosexual couple to be featured within the Video Game.
- Matthew keeps a book collection in his room and in the lodge. Amongst his books is "Frankenstein".