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Lilly is a main character who first appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season One. She is the daughter of Larry, and acts as the initial leader of the Motel Survivors, eventually sharing and losing the role to Kenny and Lee after suffering from paranoia.
At first glance, Lilly is quick to earn the dislike or disrespect from the group, particularly due to her association with Larry, her father, and her constant take on siding with him. For the better part of the episodes, Lilly assumes the role of one of the group's co-leaders, probably out of the reason that nobody wants to take up the responsibility (aside from the group’s other co-leaders, Lee and Kenny).
As Lilly has military experience (Air Force, specifically), she handles herself pretty well among the men and isn't afraid to speak her mind in order to protect her father and herself. Additionally, she is knowledgeable in survival tactics and firearms, which became a trait for good leadership. She even set up a training regimen for the adults in the group. In general, Lilly is rather bossy and possessive, having the need to control the group in a way that she sees fit. An interesting point to note however, is that when Larry starts acting out in a fit of rage, she is quick to act as a pacifist and attempts to calm him down, to no avail at times. This shows that unlike her father, she does not bear the similar bitterness and resentment that he has for everyone else, although she does have a temper not to be reckoned with.
Lilly also tends to hold grudges. As there is only one point in which Lilly could have developed a dislike towards Carley onscreen. When Carley went against her directions, and then called Kenny boss. Lilly later states that she never trusted her, should she be saved in "A New Day". Other than that, the two rarely interact.
Lilly can also be fearful. In a desperate attempt to be allowed back into the group after killing Doug or Carley, she reveals that Lee Everett was a murderer before the apocalypse. After that, if she is allowed back into the RV, she expresses that she feels afraid about what the group will do with her. She will then steal the RV, hoping to escape any harm that the group may bring to her.
Should Lee try to get in favor with her, the game will reveal a softer side of Lilly that is in fact, a warm, considerate and polite lady who is unsure about her capabilities as the group's leader. Repeated conversations with her will show that Lilly tries to apologize to Lee on behalf of her father, stating that while everything Larry does is ridiculous, it is in the intention of protecting her and affirms her ground on siding with her father. When caught in conflict with Kenny, she reveals that she tried to see things from his point of view as a father and husband, yet finds no reason to support his decision, as it puts everyone else at risk. In fact, she confides Lee at times by asking him if her decision was right as a leader.
Despite having to prioritize her father, between Kenny and herself, she is more interested in overall group's welfare, and thus prioritizes everyone equally whereas Kenny seems to prioritize his family beforehand rather than anyone else.
At the end, Lilly's personality and responses are entirely dependent on how Lee treats her throughout the story. Simply put, if Lee tries to get in favor of her, they will get a glimpse of Lilly's softer side. Vice versa, if they go against her, she will continue to put up a tough persona and fight for what she thinks is best for the group. As of "Starved For Help" onward, Lee's relationship between her and Kenny will be put to a test.
Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Georgia
Lilly is the daughter of an army man and was stationed at Robins Air Force Base where she held an office job. She is used to dealing with pushy military men and immediately takes charge in tough situations. During a conversation with the St. John family while waiting for dinner, she reveals that she had seen action during her service. While incredibly strong-willed, she will always submit to her dad, Larry, a grizzled old man with a history of heart problems. 
She is first seen while saving Lee, Clementine, Kenny, Katjaa, and Duck from a walker attack. She takes them into a drug store where her group has set up camp. However, when rescued, her father, Larry, started yelling at Kenny and Lee for putting them in danger and claims that Duck is bitten and needs to be thrown out. Lee then needs to make a decision on whether to side with Kenny or Larry. As the group argues, Larry suddenly has a sudden heart problem, causing him to faint and collapse to the floor. Lilly takes care of him and asks Lee to get pills out of the back part of the pharmacy which is still locked. Later, Lee comes to talk to her and apologizes for what happened earlier, which she somewhat forgives him for. She continues caring for her father while Lee, Carley and Glenn are at the motel. When they get back, Lee attains the keys and they finally go and get the pills. However, when they open the locked pharmacy door, the security alarm goes off, attracting many walkers. They get the pills, treat Larry, and figure out a plan to escape. Lilly, Larry, and Glenn protect Kenny and his family while they get the truck, while Lee, Doug, and Carley hold down the shop. After they get the truck, Lilly sends her dad back to get everyone else. However, he punches Lee in the face in an attempt to get him devoured, but Kenny arrives and saves Lee. Later that day, they camp at the motel where Lilly talks to Lee and Kenny on how she thinks they will be okay at the motel, when suddenly the power shuts off.
During the three month gap between "A New Day" and this episode, Lilly, Lee, and presumably the other survivors trained in the use of firearms in Lilly's "intensive training". After Lee, Kenny, and Mark arrive with Ben and the wounded David/Travis, Lilly will then yell at Lee and Kenny for bringing them here. During the argument, Lilly will force Lee to hand out four pieces of food to the starving individuals. After this task is complete she will tell Lee that it's not easy doing what she does. Lee tells her he doesn't envy her.
If given a piece of food she will reject it at first (depending on what the player said during the previous argument), but accept it without much force. She will comment that it doesn't change anything after. However, if Lee chose to side with Lilly when she and Kenny were arguing, she will gladly accept the piece of food that he offers her.
Lilly is then seen at the St. John's Dairy Farm, along with the rest of the group. When she sees the condition that Mark is in, she is visibly worried. She then complains about the place not being safe for the group and that they should take their food to go.
After Lee and Danny return from Jolene's Camp, Lilly is seen arguing with Kenny for reasons unknown. For most of the episode after that, she is shown standing at the gazebo with her father, Larry. If the player chooses to speak to Lilly, she will reveal that her and Kenny were arguing because Kenny found a locked door and wants to find out what's behind it. Lilly will also reveal a little about Larry's past, telling Lee of the loss of her mother, and how that caused Larry to act so violent.
After Lee opens the door in the barn, Lilly is shown at the dinner table with everyone else. When Lee returns from upstairs and informs the group that they are eating people, Lilly does not believe Lee at first. But once Brenda St. John confirms that this is true, Lilly looks at her in disbelief. Lee also has the option of telling Lilly to grab a knife, in which she grabs a table knife and stands up, before being held at gun point by Andrew St. John. She then demands the St. John's to let her and the group go before Lee is knocked out.
After Lee wakes up, Lilly, along with Larry, Kenny, and Clementine are trapped in a meat locker. Lilly is seen throwing up in one corner, due to her consuming the human meat. She also desperately tries to get Larry to calm down, but to no avail.
When Larry has a heart attack in the meat locker, Kenny believes that Larry is dead and will return as a walker. Lee must choose who to side with between aiding Kenny and kill Larry with a salt lick or aid Lilly and save her father.
Helping Lilly: If Lee chooses to help Lilly, he will run up to Larry's body and attempt to help. He asks Lilly to check for Larry's vitals and begins to perform CPR on Larry. Kenny, however, thinks that Larry is gone and is a risk of becoming a walker. He will kill Larry by dropping the salt lick block while Lee is trying to save Larry. Lilly and Lee's relationship becomes stronger, however, Lee's relationship with Kenny takes quite a downfall, as Kenny felt left alone with a tough and unpopular decision.
Shortly thereafter, Lee gets into a confrontation with Danny St. John inside the barn. After Lee is momentarily dazed and Kenny fails to assist, Lilly saves Lee by attacking Danny and pushing him into a bear trap. Later, when Andrew is fighting with Lee during the storm, both Clementine and Lilly will stand by the barn watching as Andrew attempts to force Lee's head into the electric fence. Since Lee attempted to resuscitate her father instead of aiding Kenny, she will shoot at Andrew, freeing Lee from his grip and showing a sign of care for Lee.
Helping Kenny: If Lee chooses to help Kenny kill Larry believing that there is a risk, he aids Kenny in crushing Larry with the salt lick block by pulling Lilly off of her Dad and holding her back. This decision, however, both enrages and upsets Lilly since she claims her father was still alive and causes her relationship with Lee to deteriorate. However, Kenny believes they both made the right decision.
While Andrew is fighting with Lee during the storm, both Clementine and Lilly will stand by the barn watching as Andrew attempts to force Lee's head into the electric fence. Since Lee tried to help out Kenny instead of her, she will just watch, with no attempt to try and shoot Andrew, despite Lee's cry for help.
No Choice: If Lee doesn't make a choice, Kenny will push Lee out of the way and tell him he's useless. He then grabs a salt lick and drops it on Larry's head. Kenny is angered by Lee's indecisiveness, but Lilly does not hold anything against him.
After the group escapes the St. John's Dairy Farm, the group hears a car parked with doors open. After Kenny and Katjaa see all the food in the trunk, Lilly sides against taking the food. If Lee sides with taking the food then Lilly will assist in carrying the boxes, if he does not then she will not help carry the boxes whatsoever.
After Kenny and Lee return from the Pharmacy, she is either content or enraged with the amount of supplies scavenged. When Kenny suggests leaving in the RV, she scolds him (and Lee, depending if he helped to kill Larry) about how she trusts them. Kenny insists on his plan, and she becomes enraged once again, mentioning stolen supplies. After everyone leaves, Lee comes back to ask about what she meant by "stolen supplies", and she states that someone has been stealing them. She asks Lee to look around for clues. With the help of Duck, Lee finds the medical supplies that were hidden outside, she then realizes someone is selling them out, and takes it very personally, believing it to be a crime bordering on indirect murder, and asks Lee to help her round up the group so the traitor can be exposed.
But before that can happen, she looks outside and finds the Save-Lots Bandits holding the group hostage. She grabs a rifle, ordering Lee to distract the bandits, and jumps outside her window. Lee's distraction works, and she takes the bandits by surprise, showing great skill at sniping the bandit leader and several others, as Lee gets everyone on the RV. When walkers arrive, she barely manages to enter the RV, knowing the Motel is lost. With the motel gone, she loses it and begins to question who the traitor is.
If Carley was saved in "A New Day": Lilly will believe it is Carley but Ben defends her and tries to sort things out by putting it to a vote, but then this leads Lilly to believing it could be both of them but puts Carley as her top suspect. When the RV runs into a walker in the road, and they have to pull over for an emergency stop, the confrontation comes to a head, as she tries pressuring Ben and Carley into pointing fingers at each other, threatening to leave one of them behind.
When the argument gets heated, a crisis occurs as Carley insults Lilly, telling her that she is being paranoid and is acting like a scared child. When Carley turns her back on her, Lilly grabs her pistol and shoots Carley in her cheek, killing her in the heat of passion and then justifying her action by stating that she must have been the traitor, even though she herself didn't seem entirely convinced.
If Doug was saved in "A New Day": Lilly will believe it is Ben but Doug defends him and tries to sort things out logically, but Lilly continues to suspect Ben as he could have possibly been planted in by the bandits as he joined recently. When the RV runs into a walker in the road, and they have to pull over for an emergency stop, the confrontation comes to a head, as she tries pressuring Ben into confessing that it was him and getting group to vote against him.
When the group gets distracted by Kenny killing a walker, Lilly grabs her pistol and points it at Ben fully believing that he is the traitor, but Doug pulls him out of the way and is accidentally shot in the back of the head. Lilly shows great regret after killing Doug.
Lee pins her up against the RV, forcing her to drop the weapon. She does so and says she was just trying to protect the group. Lee is confronted with the decision of leaving her behind, or allowing her to stay with the group in order to pass judgment on her later.
Leaving Lilly behind / No Choice (Alive): If Lee chooses to leave her behind, she reveals Lee's criminal past to the group due to panicking and trying to reason she isn't the only murderer. However this changes nothing and she watches as the group pulls away in Kenny's RV. A walker approaches her and she begins to run.
Allowing Lilly to stay (Alive): If Lee allows her to stay with the group, she still reveals Lee's criminal past to the group due to shock. Lilly is tied to the seat. When the group investigate a defunct train, she breaks free and steals the RV when it's parked near the train. If Lee didn't assist Kenny in killing Larry in the previous episode, Lilly will offer him the chance to join her when he goes inside the RV to get a pencil; Lee can either refuse or accept. If Lee refuses, Lilly will force him out of the RV and drive off, and if he accepts she will tell Lee to get Clementine but instead, tricks him and steals the RV. Kenny comments that she isn't very likely to be able to drive more than 30 miles, as the RV's radiator is worn out and close to overheating.
When Lee asks the remaining group members for their view on Lilly upon reaching the train, each give their own opinion. Katjaa will say that she would have left her. Ben will say that he wouldn't have known what to do if he had to make the choice. Later on, Clementine mentions Lilly and that she gave Clementine hair bobbles for her hair that she still keeps.
When Kenny is trying to start the truck, he will start talking about Jane. He mentions that the way Jane behaves is similar to Lilly's. After Clementine is shot by Arvo, she has a dream about talking to Lee in the RV. During this, Clem asks why Lilly shot Doug or Carley, to which Lee responds that she did it out of sadness and anger. If Lilly was brought with them, she can be seen sleeping in the back of the RV. Lee then asks Clem whether she thinks they should have brought or left her, depending on her fate in "Long Road Ahead". Clem can say maybe or no, or that she doesn't know.
This list shows the victims Lilly has killed:
- Danny St. John (Caused, Determinant)
- Andrew St. John (Caused, Determinant)
- Bandit Leader
- Carley (Determinant)
- Doug (Accidental, Determinant)
- A few Save-Lots Bandits
- Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people
- "No Going Back" (Dream, No Lines, Determinant)
- In "Long Road Ahead", it is revealed that Larry told Lilly about Lee's past prior to the episode. Lilly will reveal that she already knew if Lee decides to confess to her while he is still in the motel. Regardless, Lilly will try to use this information against Lee after Kenny calls Lilly on murdering Doug/Carley.
- In "Starved For Help", Lee has to decide who to give food to. 29% of players chose to feed Lilly.
- For some reason in "Starved For Help", Lilly retains her appearance that she had in the pre-release teaser image, however in the next episode "Long Road Ahead", Lilly regains her appearance from the first episode but it is shown in the "previously on" segment that she had that appearance in "Starved For Help". Why her appearance was changed and then returned is unknown.
- In the PS4, Xbox One and remaster collection release, this was fixed and Lilly has her regular appearance in "Starved For Help".
- Originally, Lilly was supposed to be the character with the same name from the comics and novels. Upon the release of the The Road to Woodbury, which features a different back-story for Lilly than the video game, the developer Telltale Games removed from the official website all references to Lilly being the same character from the comic series. Also, the in-game achievement that displays when Lilly leaves the group was changed from "Woodbury bound" to "What now?".
- Lilly and Larry both end up betraying Lee by some means.
- If the player chooses to side with her in all arguments, help Lilly revive her dad in the meat locker, and if Lee reveals his secret to her, Lilly reveals Lee's secret to the group out of fear, and steals the RV if Lee decides not to leave her behind.
- In an interview with Gavin Hammon, the voice of Kenny, it was revealed that a scene was planned which Lilly would appear with the RV again after her original departure, but it was never made.
- In "A House Divided", Clementine has the option of talking with Alvin about Lilly shooting Doug/Carley, It's also mentioned whether she was left behind or not.
- Lilly and her father, Larry, are the only two main characters from Season One to not have any potential non canon deaths.
- She is one of two characters from Season One confirmed to appear in Season Four, the other being Clementine.
- Lilly along with Clementine are the last surviving members of the original group.