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So for this blog, I'd like to discuss what role Clementine will play in the dynamic of whatever group she becomes a part of, if she even ends up with one. Obviously someone as young as her is less likely to be taken seriously by the adults, assuming she is about 11 years old at the time of season 2. How will Telltale design their groups for Season 2 in order to give Clementine an important role in the process of survival?
Personally, I think that Telltale may give Clem a smaller group, possibly with as few as one or two other people for her to work with. Now, when I look at the only other person we've been shown from Season 2, assuming he's with Clementine, I have to say that he could work with Clementine either as an adoptive father or as a friend. I don't want to say anything offensive here, so I'll be very careful with what I say next. Have you guys ever noticed that we haven't seen any seriously mentally disabled people in The Walking Dead yet? I think that Clementine may encounter one such person, alive basically through luck, who she feels obligated to protect. Clementine, come the time of Season 2, is in a position where choosing to care for this kind of person is something that she could go either way on. Clementine was obviously the type to look out for someone who would need her like this in season 1
(example: when she tried to pull ben away from Kenny and Lilly's argument in Starved for Help, obviously wanting to get rid of the question of his staying by treating him as a member of the group, even though he was a potential burden to everyone.)
Come season 2, Clem has been alone for a while, and we don't know what she's gone through in between seasons. She may be in a state where it would be her decision to turn away from that kind of person. (although I hope not! Lets keep Clem bright and innocent) It might be that she is given someone of her own to look out for.
Obviously this kind of lone +1 survival can't last forever, so how do you think Clementine's role will be kept important when she isn't in such a small group? Below I've included all the pics I've been able to find where it is reasonable to assume that Clem is with someone. Tell me what these images tell you about Season 2, or point out to me if i've missed anything major, because I'd love to help fuel continued speculation.
EDIT: AND I DONT MEAN TO IMPLY THAT THE GUY LOOKS MENTALLY DISABLED OR ANYTHING, THATS JUST HOW I WOULD WRITE SOMEONE WHO CLEMENTINE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AFTER. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS IS JUST SPECULATION BASED ON WHAT I WOULD DO IF I WROTE FOR TELLTALE.
Edit: I feel I must make a provision for the picture in which someone who may or may not be Kenny is pictured talking with Clementine. For now, if you have anything to say that relates to the photo, lets specify wether or not we believe is it Kenny. (Personally, I believe it is, and that Telltale put the photo there knowing we'd assume that, in the hoped of getting the rumor mill churning)