- "I was triaging a bad situation. Their doctor is barely functioning. And before you fucked it up, their walls worked. It's not only about me. I can actually save lives here - not just stitch them up and hope for the best. These people will die without me, Javi. "
- —Eleanor explains why she betrayed Javier. (Determinant)[src]
Eleanor, also known as Elle, is a main character who first appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Three. She was the community "doctor" of Prescott (although she wasn't actually a trained doctor pre-apocalypse) and once sustained a romantic relationship with the community's leader, Tripp, though they eventually broke up. While held up at the New Frontier base, Eleanor has become Paul Lingard's partner, and later his replacement due to his death or still his partner after his addict recovery (Determinant).
Eleanor comes across as a helpful, kind-naturing woman who has a way to contribute to the group by taking care of Kate, Javier, and Gabe’s needs when they need it the most. Eleanor tries to help her group as much as she can until she arrives at Richmond where her character changes drastically. Eleanor becomes very distrusting of her group and actually snitches on them, leaving conflict between her and her group.
Little is known about Eleanor's life prior to the outbreak, other than that she was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and she lost her family during the outbreak.
At some point during the apocalypse, Eleanor joined the community of Prescott and she had a brief romantic relationship with Tripp.
Eleanor is first seen helping patients in Prescott, while Javier and Clementine walk in Prescott.
If Javier supported Clementine: Eleanor shows concern for Javier being inside the cell; Javier can be being polite or rude in his response to her (Determinant). Upon noticing his knife wound, Eleanor prepares to stitch it, flirting with Javier and asking what happened with Clementine in the Hangar. She advises Javier to return to his group, offering her assistance. Tripp soon makes Eleanor leave Javier be. Eleanor will interrupt Tripp, saying that they should go get Javier's family tonight in case they’re in trouble. Tripp objects for her safety though. After Tripp leaves, Eleanor offers to sneak him out tonight in order to reach his family sooner. Eleanor upholds her promise to get him out should he so wish as she goes.
If Javier betrayed Clementine: Javier finds Eleanor himself, requesting she fix his wound on Tripp's advice. While helping, she jokes that he could’ve lost an eye; Javier can either joke or be serious (Determinant). She soon questions him about Clementine and her shooting of Eli and also flirts with him. Tripp soon brings Clementine to Javier and Eleanor. Eleanor reveals a plan to sneak out tonight to reach Javier's family; Javier can then respond positively or cautiously (Determinant). Eleanor lets them think on the idea while she tends to other patients.
If you choose to take Eleanor with you to the junkyard, they will sneak out and use horses to get there. On the way there, Eleanor will reveal she and Tripp used to date. Javier can either respond positively, negatively, or neutral towards her comment. Once they get there and find Mariana, Eleanor will tell her that they will find her brother. Once they find Kate and Gabriel, Javier will notice a scratch on Gabriel's hand. Eleanor will then come up and fix his scratch. After the New Frontier shoots Kate, Eleanor will insist that Javier come back with her and help with Kate.
If Javier stayed with Clementine: Eleanor will have already patched up Kate once Javier returns to Prescott. She talks with Javier about Kate's condition and how Kate is bleeding on the inside, fearing that Kate may die soon. Eleanor soon leaves the pair alone while she leaves to clean up from the surgery.
If Javier went back with Eleanor/Tripp: Gabe (Determinant) and Javier hold the wound open as Eleanor removes the bullet from Kate and stitches her up. Once finished, Eleanor reveals to Javier that Kate may die soon.
As the New Frontier raids Prescott, Eleanor helps Kate to a car to escape in. During the ride, she sits next to Kate, soon asking if the New Frontier is following them only for Javier to confirm they are not. When they stop briefly, she embraces Tripp in relief but soon notices Conrad mourning Francine's death. She attempts to console Conrad only for him to lash out in a fit of rage. Once everything is calm, Eleanor agrees they should head towards Richmond, remarking about Gabe and Clementine being good friends before they depart.
As Eleanor drives to Richmond, Javier confirms her suspicions that Kate has a fever; Eleanor suspects that she has sepsis caused by her wound. They soon reach a blockade, Eleanor staying with Kate while Javier removes the blockade by moving the cars. Knowing Kate needs imminent care, Eleanor drives her to Richmond ahead of the others.
When they arrive, Eleanor leaves Kate in the car while she tries to find help in the town but has still not returned when Javier and the others arrive.
Javier and the rest of the group are sent into quarantine after they approach the New Frontier. Once inside, they find Eleanor who has been in quarantine after she left Kate to get help at their gate. Eleanor explains that she went to the gates in order to find a doctor to help Kate with her wound. The New Frontier apparently sent Eleanor to quarantine without searching for Kate, in order to have her checked and questioned. Tripp will tell Eleanor that the people here are the New Frontier and that Javier's brother, David, is a member. Eleanor will appear frustrated with Javier due to him not telling her. Javier can say he didn't know or that it doesn't matter. Either way, Eleanor will question if David is as bad as he seems since he took Kate to the hospital rather than bringing her to quarantine with the rest of the group. Tripp will explain that it's because she is David's wife, to which Eleanor will appear shocked and upset. She will ask Javier if it's true and Javier will explain the situation. Eleanor can respond by either blaming herself for jumping to conclusions, being understandable of the situation, or if you went with Eleanor to the Junkyard and kissed Kate, she will be surprised that she's married because she saw you two kiss. Eleanor will continue to listen to Javier and Tripp talk. David comes in and asks Javier to come see Kate, to which Tripp will get irritated at. Eleanor will tell him to drop it and encourage Javier to go. She will tell Javier thanks if Javier tells them he will come back and get them out.
When Javi arrives at the clinic, he finds Kate recuperating on a bed. After Kate screams in pain, Dr. Lingard comes in. He will notice the superlative work of the stitches and ask how Javier found someone like that. Javier or Kate will tell him that it's done by their friend Eleanor and that she's in quarantine. Dr. Lingard will appear excited to meet Eleanor and will request that she be let out. David will let Ava know to let her out and bring her to the hospital.
Once Joan forces Javier and the rest of the group out, David will let Javier know that Eleanor is safe at Richmond with Kate and Gabe. After Javier, Tripp, Jesus, Conrad and Clementine (Determinant) are kicked out, Tripp will ask Ava where Eleanor is, to which he is punched in the face. On the way to the factory, Tripp will talk about Eleanor to Javier. He will acknowledge that Eleanor doesn't want to be with him but will confess he still has feelings for her. After the group leaves the factory, Tripp vows to tell Eleanor how he really feels after they are safe.
Back at the hospital, Tripp goes to find Eleanor and brings her back to Kate's room. Eleanor will ask what's going on. Depending on whether you went with Kate or David, Eleanor will say she has to get her stuff or that she has to get a gun in the other room. Either way, Eleanor will leave to get her stuff while Tripp follows.
After Kate/Gabe frees Javi from the holding cell, she/he leads Javi back to Eleanor's apartment where they, Tripp, Eleanor, Ava and Conrad (Determinant) have taken refuge in from Joan and the New Frontier soldiers. Their appearances interrupt the discussion Eleanor is having with Tripp over their relationship. When the group plans on rescuing David and getting out of Richmond, Eleanor points out that the menacing herd surrounding Richmond will pose a serious problem in their methods of escape. After the group decides to arm themselves using weapons from the armory, Eleanor stays behind in the apartment, and Tripp resumes his conversation from before with Eleanor once again, determined to reconcile with her.
That night, she has finished up her conversation with Tripp, having a glum expression. Javi, Ava and Gabe return with guns in tow, and the group then bet on their next move in means of saving David and escaping Richmond. However this time around, Eleanor is opposed to many of the group's ideas, as she is among the few in the group Richmond's leaders has no qualms with, and she enjoys living there. When the group becomes more resolved in their plans to leave, Eleanor becomes more isolated and silent, although seemingly going through with their plan, aiding Tripp in getting supplies for the next day and hugging Conrad (Determinant) goodbye when he decides to disband from the group. However though, if Javi killed Conrad but neglected to tell Tripp and Eleanor in the past, Gabe will spitefully reveal this aloud to everyone during a heated moment between Javi and Gabe, angering Eleanor and Tripp, leaving them betrayed and hurt, and refusing to assist Javi and the group in their plan, choosing to protect only themselves. Unbeknownst to anyone, Eleanor secretly betrays Javi and informs Joan of his plans.
She is seen in the crowd during the town meeting the next day. If Javi killed Conrad in the past, Eleanor will scornfully admit that she told Joan Javier's plan. If Javi accepted Conrad's plan in the past but died among later events or is alive, Eleanor will admit she told Joan with signs of hesitant remorse. She will watch on helplessly as Tripp and Ava are brought before the crowd by gunpoint, with Joan forcing Javi to spare one of them, while leaving the other to die.
If Javi Spares Ava: Upon hearing Javi painfully choosing to spare Ava, Eleanor will cry out to him in despair. Joan betrays Javi's decision and spares Tripp instead, killing Ava.
If Javi Spares Tripp: Upon hearing Javi painfully choosing to spare Tripp, she pleads to Joan as she ruthlessly denies Javi's choice and has Tripp killed anyway, much to her shock and horror.
She isn't seen when the crowd disperses upon the start of a gunfight, but it's implied she got away safely.
With Richmond now overrun with ravenous walkers, Eleanor returns back to the apartment alongside other fearful Richmond civilians, taking care of numerous patients. She is seen tending to Fern and Rufus (Determinant) when Javi and Kate appear, and is very dismayed upon seeing him. The two angrily confront each other over the other one's actions, with Eleanor explaining that she was "triaging a bad situation" and feeling a sense of obligation to help the people of Richmond. Javier can choose to forgive her, which she will thank him for, or choose not to, to which she is sad against.
If Rufus is alive, he will writhe in pain as Fern suggests cutting off his arm to prevent him from reanimating, to which Eleanor responds that it is too late and will just make him suffer. Regardless if Javier goes through with her wishes and amputates his arm or not, or he is not even there to begin with (If Javier killed him in episode 1) Fern will mentally snap and point a gun at Javier's head, blaming him for her family's death. Eleanor watches as the situation is both diffused and heightened as Fern backs down, and David unnecessarily dislocates her arm and attempts to kill her, showing his true colors as a fearsome and violent man. She is last seen taking care of Fern's broken arm as Javi and the group leave the apartment.
She is not seen for the rest of the episode, but it is assumed she stayed in Richmond, continuing to work as its doctor, helping out all of Richmond's sick, wounded and needy patients the best she can alongside Lingard (Determinant). If Tripp was featured in this episode, it is unclear if she heard news about his death on his way back to Richmond.
This list shows the victims that Eleanor has killed:
- Tripp (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Ava (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Possibly a few unnamed Prescott residents (Out of Mercy, Caused; Indirect)
- Possibly a few unnamed New Frontier residents (Out of Mercy, Caused; Indirect)
- Numerous counts of zombies
- "Ties That Bind - Part 1"
- "Ties That Bind - Part 2"
- "Above The Law"
- "Thicker Than Water"
- "From The Gallows"
- Eleanor is one of the eight characters to appear in all five episodes of Season 3, the others being Javier, Clementine, Kate, Gabriel, David, Tripp (Determinant), and Conrad (Determinant).
- Though Eleanor affirms she isn't a doctor, she is the seventh medical assistant to appear in the Video Game, the others being Diana, Vernon, Logan, Carlos, Jonas, and Paul Lingard.
- Of the seven medical professionals, Eleanor is the only one who is confirmed alive regardless of the player's choices.
- Eleanor is one of five characters, alongside Javier, Clementine, Fern, and Paul, that are alive at the end of Season 3, regardless of the players choices.
- Eleanor is the only character from Prescott who survives regardless of the player's choices.
- Eleanor was originally designed as Joan's daughter in an early version of the story.
- Kent Mudle on his Tumblr page confirmed that Eleanor is still alive.