|This article is about the Video Game character. For other pages with the same name, see: Andrew|
Andrew St. John, also referred to as Andy, is an original character and an antagonist who first appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season One. Andy is a cannibal who hides his true nature behind a kind and caring personality. He served as the primary antagonist (along with Brenda and Danny) of the episode "Starved For Help". He and Brenda appear to have only committed cannibalism out of necessity, even showing some signs of remorse, yet still turn a blind eye to the fact Danny takes enjoyment out of their activities.
- 1 Overview
- 2 Pre-Apocalypse
- 3 Post-Apocalypse
- 4 Death (Determinant)
- 5 Killed Victims
- 6 Relationships
- 7 Appearances
- 8 Trivia
- 9 References
Andrew, like his mother and brother, has a friendly, generous and charismatic surface. While this side of him is a front to conceal his immoral survival methods, it might also be a shadow of his real personality before the plague. Andrew is smart, strong, a talented liar, seemingly fearless and capable of gaining people's trust and respect without much effort. Although Andrew was willing to befoul his family's beloved dairy by turning it into a human slaughterhouse, it seemed he did so out of survival and felt regret that he was not able to come up with a better solution. Ultimately his twisted way of living, combined with the terrors of the apocalypse, clouded his judgement to the point where he labeled Lee and his group as the ones at fault for trying to avoid being eaten and traded. Andrew was prepared to murder for his cause but the thought of his brother and mother dying ultimately overwhelmed him with heartbreak and guilt. In his final moments he collapses to his knees and yells for Lee to finish what they started; if Lee chooses to do so he will put Andy down in a brutal manner, ending his murderous rampage for good. However, if Lee refuses, his facade crumbles and he begins to beg Lee to put him out of his misery. In this situation the rest of the group turns away to follow Lee, leaving a sobbing Andy alone as walkers close in. It is unknown if he tried to defend himself against the walkers or flee in the latter case after the group left.
Andrew, along with his younger brother, Danny lived and worked on their parents dairy farm somewhere near or in Macon, Georgia. Andrew was the older sibling of the family where he took on more responsibility. He looked after his brother while helping his father work on the farm. After high school, Andrew went to college at the University of Arkansas and graduated with an unknown degree. However he returned home to help his mother when the attacks started.
The first night of the apocalypse, walkers broke into the farm and killed most of their livestock before Andrew could set up their electric fence. At one point, a walker got in and broke the swing outside of the house.
At the dairy, Lee and Mark learn that Andrew is in charge of the maintenance of a generator that helps keep the place secure from the walkers. He asks them to take a walk around the perimeter, and remove any dead walkers entangled in the fence. As Lee and Mark are working, the power to fence is turned back on as they are on the wrong side of it, in spite of Andrew's promises to keep it shut down, and they are ambushed by bandits. Narrowly escaping, and with Mark getting an arrow in the shoulder in the process, him and Lee makes it back to the farm proper, where Andrew feigns surprise, claiming that he thought Mark's yell was the all-clear signal, despite the power being turned back on before he screamed.
After unsuccessfully searching out the Bandits with Danny, Lee returns, and finds out that Kenny is growing suspicious about a locked room in the back of the barn, thinking the St. Johns might be hiding something there. Andrew notices their interest in the room, and Lee can question him more or less directly about it, but he just claims there are tools in it and that it is locked to keep the bandits from getting their hands on them. Determined to find out what is in the room, Lee distracts Andrew by sabotaging the generator, and removes the lock with a multi-tool. Just as he opens the doors, revealing a bloody slaughter room, Andrew returns and tells him to come to dinner, and easily explaining away Lee's questions about the room.
Back in the house, Lee excuses himself, and investigates the second floor, where he finds a barely living Mark with both his legs cut off, revealing the St. Johns to be cannibals. Announcing his findings to the group which have assembled for dinner, Andrew takes Clementine as a hostage, provoking Lee's anger, before he is knocked out by Danny, and locked inside the freezer room/meat locker.
After escaping from the freezer, Kenny and Lee's attempt to sneak up on Danny is interrupted by Andrew, who tells Danny to finish the prisoners off, before he goes back inside the house to check on Brenda.
Later, having dealt with Danny and Brenda; Lee runs into Andrew who has taken Duck hostage, and accuses Lee of ruining everything for him and his family, he then shoots and wounds Kenny as he attempts to free Duck. He is, however, distracted when either Doug targets his laser pointer at his eyes, or Carley takes a shot at him and grazes his ear. Lee goes for Andrew's rifle, and squares off against him in a hand to hand fight with Andrew at first having the upper hand as he attempts to murder Lee by shoving his face into the electrified fence, but he is either shot at the last second and wounded in the shoulder by Lilly or stopped by Lee breaking free (depending on his relationship with Lilly). Lee can then viciously beat Andrew with his bare hands, almost killing him before he stops by his own account or is told to do so by Doug/Carley, and walks away. If Lee decides not to punch Andrew or stops punching him too soon, he will get uppercutted and will have to push him into the fence. Lee then takes his gun. If Andrew was beaten in submission, he gets up on his knees with great difficulty, and angrily challenges Lee to come back and finish what he started, telling him that he "ain't shit", and threatens him with the wrath of his mother and brother. Lee can then imply or outright state that his family is dead or dying, which causes Andrew to break down, screaming in sorrow. Lee can then decide to either kill him by kicking him into the fence/shooting him in the head or spare him and leave him to his fate as walkers overrun the farm.
Shoot Andy (Dead): If Lee fails to punch Andy when he pins him down, Andy manages to break free and begins to punch Lee back. Lee manages to break free and then is about to be grappled by Andy, but Lee pushes Andy into the electric fence. Lee then picks up Andy's rifle and begins to leave until Andy taunts him. If Lee decides to shoot him, he goes directly for a headshot and shoots Andy in the head, killing him instantly.
Kick Andy into the electric fence (Dead): If Lee punches Andy over and over, Andy is left bloody and bruised on the ground as Lee begins to walk away. However, Andy begins to taunt Lee, and Lee has the option to kick him into the electric fence and electrocutes him.
Spare Andy (Unknown): If Andy is spared, he breaks in despair while walkers overrun the farm and advance on him.
While on the road back to the motor inn, Carley/Doug (Determinant) quietly asks Lee if the St. John family had really been killing people for food. Lee responds affirmatively, remarking that the world had really "fucked up" everything. Clementine asks if they were dead, to which Lee can reply definitively or reassuringly. (Determinant)
- Killed By
- Doug (Caused, If Doug is saved)
- Carley (Caused, If Carley is saved)
- Lilly (Caused, If Lee tried to revive Larry)
- Himself (Caused)
- Lee Everett
Depending on who you saved in Episode 1, Doug or Carley will assist Lee in stunning Andrew so Lee can save Duck and after being incapacitated by Lee, Andrew taunts Lee for not having the strength to finish him off. Then, depending on how Andrew was defeated, Lee will either shoot him in the head or kick Andy into the electric fence. If Lee does not kill him, he simply walks away with the group as the walkers overrun the farm.
This list shows the victims Andrew has killed:
- David Parker (Caused or Indirectly Caused)
- Travis (Indirectly Caused)
- Mark (Caused, Alive)
- Larry (Indirectly Caused, Alive)
- Brenda St. John (Indirectly Caused)
- Himself (Caused, Determinant)
- Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people
- Andrew is the first of three characters Adam Harrington has voiced, the others being Jerry and Leland.
- Andrew attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas with an unknown degree.
- Danny has a baseball trophy. But in texture of the trophy, Andy's name is written.
- According to the unused audio clips of "Starved For Help", he started a real estate agency, but in the failing economy, it was not successful.
- In the preview trailer for the episode "Starved For Help", Andrew had the slightly different clothes than his current clothes.
- During Lee's showdown with Andrew, three different outcomes can occur:
- If Lee chooses to punch him repeatedly to the point where he is stopped by Carley or Doug, Andrew can be seen toothless, hunched over and heavily bruised when he gets up. This also results in his speech being slurred. Lee will also be visibly exhausted.
- If Lee beats him in to submission but stops of his own accord, he gets up wearily. Andy's face will have minor bruising but is mostly unharmed.
- Furthermore, if Lee fails to or refuses to beat Andy, the farmer will force himself on top of Lee and beat him, though Lee is able to kick him off in to the fence, stunning him.
- The first grunt Andrew makes when getting punched is the same one the Stranger makes when Lee headbutts him.
- It is interesting to note that out of both St. John brothers, players were more apt to kill Danny, while opting to spare Andy. According to Gaming Statistics (roughly three months after the episode was released), 55% of players chose to kill Danny, while a notable 20% chose to kill Andy. Possible reasons could be that players potentially saw Danny as more deranged, and thus more necessary to dispose of, and/or feeling that sparing Andy and leaving him to the liberty of the approaching zombies after he essentially lost the will to live would be a far more severe punishment than simply killing him.
- According to Adam Harrington, the voice actor for Andrew, Andy's purpose for turning on the perimeter fences while Lee and Mark were checking them for weak points was to remove them as obstacles in his intentions to take the rest of their group to be used as trade meat.
- Although Brenda claims that Danny is secretly a "Momma's Boy", Brenda seems to express instances of favoritism towards Andy - one of them being her reminiscing how she used to push "Andy and his brother" on the old swing.
- As well as following his family's practice of cannibalism, Andy has also shown that he has no qualms in capturing children and possibly keeping them for future food sources- as he aggressively captures Clementine and Duck, although when Andy has Duck with his rifle, if you choose to not talk he will say that he does not want to hurt Duck, but will if you approach him.
- In an Xbox 360 glitch, if Lee punches Andy ten times with the same fist, he will automatically stop punching without Doug/Carley's intervention.
- Mulrooney, Marty. INTERVIEW – In Conversation with Adam Harrington (Andrew St. John, The Walking Dead: The Game) Alternative Magazine Online (July 7, 2012)