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- "I saw my daughters... I got to talk to them. (...) I know. Maybe it won't... but this time when I saw them... I was able to walk away. I couldn't keep living in that moment with them anymore."
- —Michonne to Pete about her daughters [src]
Michonne is the comic-adapted protagonist of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne. Taking place during the time gap before Issue 127 in the Comic Series, it tells the story of Michonne during this time, confronting her inner demons.
Little is known of Michonne's life prior to or as the outbreak began apart from the fact that she was married to a man named Dominic, and lived in an apartment in an unknown city (most likely Atlanta) with two daughters named Colette and Elodie. The fate of her family are unknown. Through hallucinations she has, it is possible that her daughters may have died and/or reanimated during the initial stages of the apocalypse; it is believed that Michonne suffered a permanent psychological trauma because of that. According to Michonne she spent more time worrying about work then to make time for her family.
- Main article: Michonne (Comic Series)
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The episode opens with Michonne restraining Randall. Regardless of whether she killed him in the previous episode, she puts a brown bag over his corpse, either to feign that he's really alive to Norma during the trade later or keep him quiet. She and Sam discuss what to do next, though Sam storms off to her father's corpse. Michonne follows, helping or ignoring Sam's attempts to bury her father.
Hours later, Norma appears outside the house. She talks with Michonne about a trade offer, revealing Pete (Determinant) and the rest of her friends as well. She proposes they trade, Randall for her friends. As a way of showing she is genuine, she frees Pete straight away or fires a flare to reveal the crew to Michonne. (Determinant)
The two parties debate the trade, Michonne having Sam show a bag covered Randall to show/feign he's alive. As they talk, Jonas or Gabby (Determinant) express anger and a desire for retribution for what happened at Monroe. Norma tries to calm them to no avail; they kill Berto, creating a panic in the debate. Norma apologises for their actions, trying to calm the situation. However, Walkers heard the gunshot and begin to approach the group. The exchange can take various forms:
Randall is alive, Michonne makes the trade: Michonne removes the bag off of Randall, enraging Norma upon seeing how heavily beaten he is. Regardless, Norma allows Oak and Saddiq to be freed, the pair hiding behind the gate. Randall is shoved to Norma, the women cutting him free of his bindings as more Walkers appear. Once freed, Randall charges at Michonne and tackles her. In self defence, Michonne or Sam (Determinant) kills him. Norma is deeply angered, ordering her group to attack them.
Randall is a Walker, Michonne makes the trade: Michonne leaves the bag on Randall's head, shoving him towards Norma. Norma allows Oak and Saddiq to be returned. As she removes the bag from Randall's head, she realises he is a walker. She puts him down, quickly ordering her group to attack Michonne and the others.
Randall is a Walker/alive, Michonne does not make the trade: Due to the growing tensions, Michonne calls the trade off. Angered, Norma shoots Oak in the stomach, causing Pete to instinctively shoot Jonas dead. In the commotion, Randall tries to break free from Sam or is thrown forward (Determinant), promptly shot by her. Norma goes to attack but is kicked down by Oak. Saddiq makes it inside as Norma orders her group attack.
Randall is a Walker/alive, Michonne signals Paige: Michonne seizes the moment, signalling Paige to kill Norma. She takes a shot, successfully hitting Norma in the shoulder. Her companions are shocked at the attempted killing, shooting at the group and killing Oak in the process. The scene now plays out as if the player verbally refused to trade.
Norma and her group break down the barricaded door, invading the house with Walkers in hot pursuit. Michonne retreats behind the fountain, killing walkers and survivors alike. However, Norma fights her way towards Michonne, the two engaging in a bloodied fist fight. If Zachery is still alive, he intervenes, trying to stop Norma only to be shot dead by the women. (Determinant) Norma then gains an advantage, drowning Michonne in a pool of water. However, Michonne reaches for her machete, successfully using it to force Norma off and amputates her right arm off. As the women scream in pain, walkers approach and begin to devour her. She is then either shot dead by Michonne or is left to be devoured by the walkers.
Michonne then flees to the house, regrouping with others. She quickly barricades the front door with assistance from Pete. As she surveys the house, she notices a man lighting a Molotov. Despite shooting at him, he succeeds in tossing the Molotov in to the house, setting it ablaze. She quickly becomes separated from the others, forced to crawl through the blazing house.
This list shows the victims Michonne has killed:
- Greg Fairbanks (Zombified)
- Zachary (Caused, Determinant)
- Cam (Indirectly Caused)
- Randall (Alive, Determinant)
- Gabby (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Jonas (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Oak (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Berto (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Rich (Indirectly Caused)
- Norma (Caused, Determinant) (Direct, Out Of Mercy, Determinant)
- Samantha Fairbanks (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- At least six unnamed Monroe colonists. (Four Are Determinant)
- Numerous counts of unseen Monroe colonists. (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Numerous counts of zombies.
- "You're right. It's time to go back."
- —Michonne to Pete about return back to her group. (Determinant)[src]
When they are kidnapped by Randall, Michonne stops at nothing to help Pete, even risking her life in the process. After they escape, Pete goes back to make a distraction, risking his life to help Michonne and Samantha. He is, indeed, captured in the process.
When she reaches the Fairbanks' residence, along with Samantha, Michonne's ultimate goal is to get Pete back. Reluctantly, she bargains with Norma to get Pete back. While at the negotiation, Michonne immediately inquires about Pete, asking if he's okay. When they get him and the crew back, Michonne is visibly relieved and delighted.
- "Looks like an old ferry."
- —Michonne to Siddiq about finding the Mobjack.[src]
- "Goddamn, Oak! You can't call it coffee when more than's half whiskey. "
- —Michonne to Oak about his coffee (Determinant)[src]
- "You're not the only one."
- —Michonne to Berto about worrying about the crew.[src]
- "You didn't need me, Sam. You would've figured it out on your own. "
- —Michonne to Samantha about her not needing Michonne help. (Determinant)[src]
Michonne helps Sam through a herd of walkers, and in turn, Sam helps and directs Michonne to her house. Sam is shot in the process, however. Michonne helps Sam to her house, and immediately tries to save her life. With the help of Paige and her father, John Fairbanks, they save Sam's life.
When Sam's house goes on fire, Michonne has visions of her daughters. So overcome with grief, Michonne can stay in the house. Sam will try and save her, risking her life. If Michonne chooses to stay with her daughters, Sam will die and Michonne will escape. Afterwards, Michonne will be distraught and shocked by Sam's death.
- "Keep it together, Greg."
- —Michonne to Greg about staying strong.[src]
When Greg is killed, Michonne is visibly distraught and shocked at the killing of a child.
- "Come in here just like you did? Didn't work out too well for you."
- —Michonne to Randall (Determinant)[src]
After fleeing to the Fairbanks' residence, John, Samantha's father, is shot by Randall. Randall storms the residence with armed men, but it stopped by Michonne, who kills the men and takes Randall hostage. She crushes his fingers in a vice, sustaining him. She can choose to do it over and over again, torturing Randall. After Norma calls on Randall's talkie, Michonne must choose to trade Randall for her friends, or kill Randall when he taunts her. If she spares him, she reluctantly trades him for her friends. When he is safe with Norma, however, he turns around and charges into Michonne, intent on killing her (Determinant). If Michonne reaches her gun in time to shoot Randall, she is saved, and shows no regret in killing him.
- "I want Pete's crew first... then I'll give you Randall. "
- —Michonne negotiating with Norma. (Determinant)[src]
- "You wanna help? Start by getting us the fuck outta here."
- —Michonne to Zachary about help Samantha and her to escape Monroe. (Determinant)[src]
Let Sam kill him: This shows that Michonne is furious at Zachary for killing Greg and doesn't value his life at all, showing that she doesn't forgive or understand his killing of Greg.
Stop Sam from killing him: This shows that Michonne does value Zachary's life and understands that he forced to kill Greg. She then asks him to help her and Sam escape, which Zachary immediately does, grateful that she understands why he had to kill Greg.
- "I'm sorry about Zachary. "
- —Michonne to Jonas about Zachary's death. (Determinant)[src]
If Michonne lets Sam kill Zachary: Jonas will enter the room, shocked to see Zachary dead. Michonne will beat him and down and escape with Sam, leaving Jonas in a vengeful and hateful state.
If Michonne stops Sam from killing Zachary: If Michonne stops her, Jonas will enter the room and him and Zachary will embrace. They will then help Michonne and Sam escape, which they will be thankful for.
- "You should look behind you."
- —Michonne to Gabby (Determinant)[src]
- "It's okay. I do that too."
- —Paige to Michonne about talking to people they miss. (Determinant)[src]
After the death of John Fairbanks and the capture of Randall, Michonne and Paige strategized on how to handle Norma when she told them via Randall's talkie that she was coming for her brother. Michonne trusted Paige in sniping a hostile if something went wrong. One time, Paige found Michonne talking to her daughters in a hallucination, to which she admitted she did too (Determinant). She reassured Michonne and comforted her.
- "Your kids need you to stay strong. "
- —Michonne to John about his children. (Determinant)[src]
- "No. I'm going to protect you. Nothing out there will hurt you. "
- —Michonne to Alex. (Determinant)[src]
- "Hang onto this... you don't know when you might need it."
- —Michonne giving James a gun. (Determinant)[src]
Michonne at one point hallucination Elodie as James as well as hears Elodie voice calling for help in the trap closet where James was traped in, Its possible that Michonne might see her daughter in James.
- "Girls, please...just tell me it's okay. "
- —Michonne to her daughters. (Determinant)[src]
- "This isn't goodbye, I'll see you again. "
- —Michonne to Colette. (Determinant)[src]
- "Dominic, please (...) give me a minute."
- —Michonne to Dominic about there daughters. (Determinant)[src]
Dominic was Michonne's former husband, and they had two daughter's together, so it can be assumed they once had a great amount of love for each other. However, at some point during their relationship, they got a divorce, displaying their love had run it's course. According to Michonne, she spent more time worrying about work which caused her marriage to fail.
- Michonne and her mini-series were announced by Telltale Games on June 15, 2015, during the 2015 edition of E3.
- Michonne is one of the few characters from the Comic Series who makes an appearance in the Video Game series, the others being Hershel Greene, Shawn Greene, Glenn, Pete, and Siddiq.
- Of them, Michonne is the only playable character.
- Of them, she is the only woman.
- Michonne demonstrates symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder throughout the Video Game, undergoing numerous hallucinations of people close to her whom she had lost and seriously pondering suicide as an acceptable method to end her suffering.
- In the Letter Hacks of Issue 155, Robert Kirkman said that Michonne tells Siddiq the location of Alexandria.
- He also confirmed that Michonne's story takes place during the time gap before #127.
- During the course of the game Michonne's Katana was with Ezekiel.