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- "For years I sat around making stupid jokes, playing stupid games, while my best friend was left with all the responsibility. All the tough calls. All the sleepless nights. And eventually, a bullet in the head. And I didn't do a damn thing about it."
- —Louis to Clementine about Marlon's death.[src]
Louis, also referred to as Lou, is a main character in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: The Final Season. He is a hunter for Ericson's Boarding School and the best friend of Marlon. He is also a possible love interest for Clementine.
Louis is first shown playing the piano to calm Alvin Jr. down. He greets Clementine and tells her that Marlon left her bag in the room somewhere. After Clementine finds her bag, she asks him if he knows any other songs. He responds by saying "Well there is one, but you're armed." Then he plays "Oh My Darling, Clementine".
Marlon comes into the piano room and asks Clementine and Louis for help with the walkers. As they exit the boarding school, Louis introduces Clementine to Violet though Violet ignores her, leading Louis assure Clementine that Violet "grows on you." He then introduces Clementine to his weapon of choice, a chair leg, reinforced with a few nails, that he's nicknamed "Chairles.” He helps kill the walkers that have made their way to the school, and compliments Clementine’s capabilities. He also introduces her to the traps set to kill the walkers.
After the hunting party comes back, Louis walks with Clementine and Violet back to the boarding school. He teases Violet that she gave a poor performance and then goes on give Clem a "solid A".
If Clementine chooses to go hunting with Louis and Aasim, Louis tells them how he views hunting "as a day to day task" rather than obsess over it like Aasim does. Louis later sees a walker hanging in one of there traps and decides to play piniata with him while Aasim goes hunting. Clementine can choose if she wants to help Louis with his "walker piniata" or Aasim with his duty. If she chooses the former, Louis takes a liking to her.
Later, he agrees to go with Clementine and Violet to the abandoned train station to obtain food. Either gladly or bitterly (Determinant) he distracts the walkers surrounding the station by making loud noises. When the girls rush out with supplies, he helps fight off the walkers so they can escape. Back at the school, he praises Clementine's efforts to secure the group all the food.
That night he is present when confronting Marlon about him sacrificing Tenn's sisters to a group of raiders. He either defends Clementine or sides with Violet against Marlon. (Determinant) Like the others, he reacts in horror when Alvin Jr. shoots Marlon dead.
Like many at the school, Louis is devastated by Marlon's loss. At the funeral the next morning, he tries to settle disputes between Mitch and Clementine to no avail. Later, he join Violet to reveal to Clementine and Alvin Jr. that the group voted 5-3 in favor of exiling the pair from the school. Despite Clementine's pleas, Louis insists they must go, escorting them with Violet beyond the safe zone. He also demands Alvin Jr. give him the revolver he shot Marlon with, Clementine either allowing Louis to take it or stepping in to ensure Alvin Jr. has it for protection. (Determinant)
Dropping them off at the perimeter, Louis and Violet leave Clementine and Alvin Jr. only to sneak back when Abel and Lilly ambush the pair. Louis sits by as Violet aims, with Abel shooting him in the shoulder if Clementine orders her to fire. (Determinant). He and Violet run back to the school, leaving Clementine and Alvin Jr. to face Abel and Lilly alone.
The next day, Louis approaches the gate when Clementine, carrying a wounded Alvin Jr., arrives. Seeing her collapse, he rushes out to help her. He picks up Alvin Jr., grunting from the strain it imposes on his injured shoulder, (Determinant) and carries the boy inside. He then treats his Alvin Jr.'s injuries with Ruby then leaves him to rest. He later confesses to Clementine he had wanted them to stay but couldn't convince the group to let them, hoping they will allow them to stay while Alvin Jr. heals.
Two weeks later, Louis squabbles with Violet about fortifying the school. frustrated, he tries target practice with Marlon's bow and arrow. When Clementine comes over, he confesses his guilt over Marlon's death, still unsure how he feels about his best friend killing Brody and selling Tenn's sisters. He then lets Clementine practise shooting, complimenting or teasing her skills. (Determinant) Later, to brighten the mood, he starts a Truth or Dare card game with Violet, Tenn, Clementine, and Aasim. Afterwards, he decides to play his piano.
Go with Louis: Should Clementine join him, he has her help him tune the piano only to reveal he doesn't actually know if it works, just doing it to tease Clementine. He then starts playing a new song he came up with. Marking the occasion, he carves his initial in the piano, which Clementine copies. Clementine draws a heart around it, pleasing Louis. (Determinant) Louis then confesses he has taken a fancy to Clementine. She either confirms she feels the same way, kissing him, or insists they are good friends. (Determinant)
Go with Violet: Louis plays his piano alone.
That night, Lilly and Abel return with more members from their group, the Delta. Louis asks Clementine for some final words of encouragement for the group only for the Delta to launch their attack. He hides, letting Clementine confront Lilly and the group. Eventually, the assault erupts into a skirmish, with Louis using his Chairles weapon to fight off the attackers. If Clementine did not join him with his piano earlier, he tackles Lilly to the ground as she tries to shoot Clementine only for her to overpower him. (Determinant) Either way, one of the Delta subdues him and tries to put him in their carriage to take back to their main group.
Save Louis (Alive): Louis' attacker falls to the ground, enabling Louis to escape. He confesses terror at losing so many from the group though Clementine points out they caught Abel so they can interrogate him to find out where the Delta live.
Save Violet (Unknown): Louis is thrown into the carriage and is carted away to the Delta's camp.
Louis will appear in this episode
This list shows the victims Louis has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies and animals.
- "Figured out what to call the song.'Clementine', obviously. you know, because I like fruit. And I like you even more, so. There."
- —Louis reiterates Clementine's feelings for him. (Determinant)
Louis seems to have taken a fancy for Clementine as he tries to flirt with her and even asks her if she had a boyfriend. Clementine can either be annoyed or charmed by his overtures. (Determinant) However, Louis does not yet have an especially strong relationship with Clementine, as he hesitates/refuses (Determinant) to protect her from Marlon if asked for help but when Marlon is about to shoot her, but steps in anyway steps in to protect Clementine, when others rally to her side. When she tells Marlon that it is not to late to make things right, he supports her. (Determinant)
After the death of Marlon, Louis votes to kick Clementine out and AJ out of the group, being very frustratef and sad. Clementine (based on dialogue) can ether be understanding or be mad about voting them to leave.
However, Louis immediately went out to help injured Alvin Jr to get inside despite the fact his left arm might be injured (Deterninant). Feeling guilty and he cares deeply for AJ as he was by his bunk when Ruby patched him up and giving AJ new clothes to wear.
Dependent on player choices, Louis is either Clementine's friend or is romantically involved with her. If the player chose to confess Clementine's feelings for Louis, he is surprised but happy, having hoped she did. He then devotes his new song, 'Clementine', to her. Clementine either kisses him or remarks positively about their new romance. (Determinant). Clementine can so hold a grudge against Louis for kicking her and AJ out of the group, blaming him for what happened to Aj and just belittle him, which causing a strain relationship between the two.
- "I'm so sorry, little dude. Please be okay."
- —Louis to the injured Alvin Jr.
Louis looks after Alvin Jr, tolerating him more than others.Louis clearly has great sympathy and cate for him. He plays the piano to calm him down, and demonstrates a liking for the boy when he gives him his bowl of soup despite the fact that he would then go hungry. Alvin Jr. likes Louis too however he can point out that Louis is too loud and silly, which Alvin Jr. views as bad. If you chose to go hunting with him, Louis and Alvin Jr bond as they talk about things like fish. When Marlon shoves Alvin Jr. down, Louis immediately helps him stand up again.
In episode 2 'Suffer the Children', he was shocked and horrified when Alvin Jr. shoots Marlon, denouncing him as a 'murderer' and supporting the campaign to vote Clementine and AJ to leave Ericson's Boarding School as he was devastated when he lost his best friend. However when Louis saw Clem carrying AJ back to the school, his usual sympathy and compassion for AJ shows up again. He carried AJ back inside the school even if his left arm got injured (determinant), he stayed by AJ's side when Ruby was patching him up and was shown Louis saying "I'm sorry little dude,please be okay". He provided clothes for AJ to wear, when AJ wakes up, he said hi to Louis, said he missed him and asked if they are friends again which shows that AJ has a great liking to him. After that, throughout episode 2, AJ and Louis have a pretty good bond, if Clementine expresses dislike to Louis, AJ will expresses dislike to Louis as well.
- "He was my best friend. Almost like my brother. But the things he did, they were fucked up! I'll never be happy about him being gone but I understand why AJ thought it was the right thing to do."
- —Louis to Clementine about Marlon.
Louis and Marlon knew each other since before the apocalypse and were best friends. When Clementine asks for his help against Marlon, he will turn her down at first, saying that he trusts Marlon. However, he eventually tries to calm Marlon down, and when Marlon is about to shoot Clementine he will put himself in front of her, turning against him. If Clementine tells Marlon that they can still make things right, he will support her by offering him his help, saying they are all family. (Determinant) However, if she calls him pathetic and Marlon agrees with her, he will defend Marlon but will be corrected by him, stating that Louis just was the only one who was unable to see it. (Determinant) He is nevertheless horrified by the death of his friend at AJ's hand.
In episode 2 'Suffer The Children', he showed sadness and grief about Marlon's death but admits that what Marlon did was wrong.
- "C'mon Lou, you're loud, annoying, dramatic, you're basically a walking distraction"
- —Violet described Louis when she voted for him as a walker distraction.
Violet mocks him when she has a chance, notably when Louis awkwardly tried to flirt with Clementine during their card game, Violet was annoyed by his poor attempt at smooth talk and teased him, saying it was no wonder he never had a girlfriend.
Again, despite their very different personalities, they are good friends.
- "You get more annoying everyday"
- —Aasim to Louis when he tried to cheer him up.
Louis and Aasim, while allies, disagree on how to hunt; Aasim's serious and strategic nature and Louis' laid back and 'live in the moment' attitude often leads to them arguing and irritating each other. Aasim was slightly annoyed by Louis' attempts to flirt with Clementine, especially when she does it back. (Determinant)
When Louis finds out about his crush on Ruby, he starts to tease him with it, whenever he gets the chance.
Even though Aasim often gets annoyed by his jokes and sayings, they are friends.
- Louis appears to be a big fan of music, judging from his official description found on supplementary material and his aptitude for playing the piano.
- Louis claims to never having a girlfriend before.
- Louis loves baseball, contrasting Violet's dislike for it.
- Louis hates cantaloupe, claiming it to be the "grossest thing he's ever eaten".
- Louis's main weapon is a chair leg which he jokingly calls "Chairles".
- Louis wants to preserve the old world such as art, music and culture.
- Louis has the ability to write songs using the piano.
- Louis is not that great in terms of using Marlon's bow but he is trying to be better at it.