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"They say the world is over, but I'll tell you a secret; it's not. People are more political now than they ever were before. In the end, we can't change the world. All we can do is continue to learn from each other; to empathize and use our heads (...) In any case, the point is: as long as we have our wits about us, we can always make the right choice. Right? (...) "All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal." Steinbeck. You ever read him?"
Walter, also known as Walt, is an original character who appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead:Season Two. He is a very kind-hearted and positive man who desires peace among the survivors. However, his trusty nature can be misplaced.
Walter was a history teacher before the outbreak began. He and his boyfriend Matthew would regularly visit the ski lodge on their vacations together.
A little is known about his life, and his partner Matthew's life after the initial first outbreak. But it is known that he, and Matthew found the lodge a few weeks before Kenny and Sarita did. Walter commented that he and Matthew didn't know what to do with the ski lodge before Kenny and Sarita came to the lodge, saying that both of them have been a huge help on fortifying the lodge into what it is when Clementine, and the rest of the cabin group reach the ski-lodge later on.
After Clementine and the rest of her group find the lodge, they encounter Walter, along with Kenny and Sarita. Walter repeatedly brings up Matthew, and eventually, he finds out that the man Nick shot on the bridge near the lodge was Matthew after putting two and two together. This leads to a confrontation between Walter, Clementine, and Nick outside. After a tense few moments, Walter eventually tosses Matthew's knife over the railing, the knife being one of the few things he had left to remember Matthew by. While outside, the group is distracted from the storm, and Kenny points out that the wind turbine is going dangerously fast, and that the sound may attract walkers. As Luke and Kenny go to defend the lodge, Clementine eventually shuts the turbine down, but not before walkers are driven to their area. Walter is one of the members of the group who helps fend off the attacking walkers. At one point, he sees Nick being attacked by a walker and, depending upon what Clementine told him about Nick, Walter will either save Nick by shooting the walker, or watch as Nick is devoured.
As more and more walkers head towards the group, machine gun fire is heard, and it is revealed that Carver, Bonnie, and the rest of their group had arrived. They are led inside where their group investigates the lodge in search of Rebecca. Walter is tied up against the wall this whole time. After subjecting Carlos to torture to draw her out, Rebecca reveals herself. After Johnny is killed, and he himself is nearly shot by Kenny, Carver eventually grabs Walter and forces him to the middle of the room, where he presses his pistol up against Walter's head and fires, killing him instantly.
Walter is mentioned by Carlos in this episode when he scolds Kenny how "Walter really appreciated [his] help". Walter can also be mentioned by Clementine when she explains to Reggie and Bonnie how Carver killed her friend.
After Kenny shot Johnny to try and save the group, Carver pulls Walter over to the window where Johnny was killed and executes him on the spot to avenge Johnny. A brief moment before he dies, Walter will look, one last time, at Matthew's picture.
Walter and Matthew appear to have a romantic relationship in "A House Divided", given by his reaction to when he discovers Matthew to be dead. Walter also refers to Matthew as his partner. Their relationship predates the start of the apocalypse.
—Walter to Kenny, Nick and Luke after arguing.[src]
Walter and Kenny seem to have a stable relationship, as the group respects him and trusts him. Walter also allowed Kenny and Sarita to rest at the lodge for several weeks, during which they maintained a strong friendship, with Kenny even satirically mocking Walter to Clementine. When Carver and his group attack, Kenny hides outside and shoots at them. Carver goes to the window holding a gun to Walter's head to get Kenny to surrender. Kenny shoots at Carver, causing Carver to shoot Walter in the head.
Walter and Sarita seem to have a stable relationship, as the group respects her and trusts her. Walter also allowed Sarita and Kenny to rest at the lodge for several weeks, during which they maintained a strong friendship.
Walter and Clementine hold a positive relationship after he allows her group to rest at the ski lodge. He takes a liking to Clementine due to the fact that she reminded him of his students back before the outbreak. He seems concerned about her and empathizes on how difficult it must be to grow up in the apocalypse and offers to teach Clementine on literature the next day. If Walter doesn't save Nick from getting killed by the walker, Clementine will have an option to hit Walter, showing her hatred for his omission. In "In Harm's Way", Clementine mentions certain lines about him at some points in the episode that shows that she still considered him a friend regardless.
"Who did it? Was it that kid? What’s his name… Nick? Heard him talking earlier. Something about shooting a man. I could see it. I could see it on his face. Wasn't sure then, but now..."
—Walter to Clementine after finding out Matthew is dead.[src]
At first, Walt treats Nick in a friendly manner, inviting him and his group into the lodge for food and rest. But when he finds out that Nick has killed Matthew, Walter could be seen to be in great distress but not outright anger. Depending on Clementine's choices, Walter can either save Nick or let him get eaten by a walker.
"I don't think Walter knows yet. So we have to keep this quiet. I mean, who knows what the hell he'd do if he found out."
—Luke to Clementine regarding Walter´s partner death.[src]
Walter and Luke initially distrust each other, but bury the hatchet once Kenny allows them to stay at the ski lodge. Since then, Luke and Walter have a good friendship and look after each other during their stay at the ski lodge. Walter is warm and friendly towards Luke, and offers him food and hospitality. In return, Luke offers to help him and the rest of the group in whatever way he can. Luke is worried when he finds out that the man Nick shot was Walter's friend, and tells Clementine to keep it a secret, out of fear of Walter. How Walter's death affects Luke is unknown, as he is not present when Walter is executed.
Walter and Carlos initially distrust each other, but burin the hatchet once Kenny allows them to stay at the ski lodge. Since then, Walter and Carlos have formed a good friendship and looked after each other during their stay at the ski lodge. Walter is warm and friendly towards Carlos, and offers him food and hospitality. Grateful, Carlos offers to help him and his group in whatever way he can. After Walter is executed by Carver, Carlos is saddened and enraged over the death of his friend.
Walter and Sarah initially distrust each other, but become friends once Kenny allows them to stay at the ski lodge. Since then, Sarah and Walter have a good friendship as Walter was warm and friendly towards Sarah, and offers her food and hospitality. Sarah is heavily saddened when Walter is executed by Carver.
Walter and Alvin initially distrust each other, but bury the hatchet once Kenny allows them to stay at the ski lodge. Since then, Alvin and Walter have a good friendship and looked after each other during their stay at the ski lodge. Walter is warm and friendly towards Alvin, and offers him food and hospitality. In return, Alvin offers to help him and the rest of the group in whatever way he can. Alvin is saddened and enraged when Walter is executed by Carver.
Walter and Rebecca initially distrust each other, but become friends once Kenny allows them to stay at the ski lodge. Since then, Rebecca and Walter have a good friendship and looked after each other during their stay at the ski lodge. Walter is warm and friendly towards Rebecca, and offers her food and hospitality. In return, Rebecca offers to help him and the rest of the group in whatever way she can. Rebecca is saddened and enraged when Walter is executed by Carver.
Walter appears to be the most used name in the Video Game. He is the fourth character to be called Walt or Walter in the Video Games: the first is a dog, the second is a Crawford resident and the third is an elderly man in "400 Days".
Walter and his partner Matthew are the first homosexual couple to be featured in the Video Game.
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