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This article is about Video Game character. You may be looking for his Road to Survival counterpart. For other pages with the same name, see: Louis

"So, my family was stupid rich. Parents gave me everything I wanted when I wanted it. Except for one thing: singing lessons. God, I begged my dad. Told him I wanted to be a real musician. But all he said was "You get to be happy, or you get to be rich, can't be both." I know now that he was just trying to teach me some dumb "dad" lesson... but I hated him for that. So I decided I teach him a lesson. I thought I'll break up my parents' marriage. That'd hurt real bad, right? So I broke into my dad's credit card accounts and made all these purchases in his name. Did this for over a year. This is how rich we were: he never noticed that he was spending a fortune on a mistress that I'd made up for him. But I made sure my mom did. Send her all the receipts for the hotel rooms, the jewelry... all of it. They fought all night long. He denied it. She wouldn't have it. I sat in a corner and cried to help it feel more real. When their divorce was final... I told them the truth. I said, "You get to be happy or you get to be rich. You don't get to be both." You know, those two would've been happily married forever. But then I had to go be a vindictive fuckhead. I came here the week after."
—Louis revealing his past to Clementine. (Determinant)[src]

Louis, also referred to as Lou, is the determinant tritagonist in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: The Final Season. He is a hunter and supply runner for Ericson's Boarding School and the best friend of Marlon. Introduced as a humorous and lighthearted survivor, Louis acts as a source of comic relief for his companions. Despite his theatrics and carefree attitude, Louis will still stand up for his friends in their time of need. He is also a possible love interest for Clementine.


Louis is a humorous and upbeat young man whose cheerful attitude is a somewhat rare sight in the apocalypse. Louis prefers to deal with the stresses of survival by taking things one day at a time, something which frustrates the more level-headed members of his group, such as Aasim. Being an aspiring musician, Louis spends much of his time playing the piano at the school and composing new songs. He expresses a desire to preserve music and thinks it is important to bring some levity and entertainment into the bleak existence most people face.

Louis later expresses guilt over Marlon's death, believing that it never would have come to that if he was more concerned with the day-to-day running of the school. He also feels guilty if Violet is taken by the Delta instead of him. Before they infiltrate the boat, he privately reveals to Clementine that his attitude is just a front and that he is just as scared as everyone else (Determinant). If he is taken by the Delta, Louis will be deeply traumatized, due to his tongue being cut out by Dorian. He slowly starts to recover when he returns to the school, however (Determinant).


Ericson's Boarding School

Louis was born in 1993 and came from a wealthy family, where he was given whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted it, except singing lessons. He also owned a pet turtle named Geoff. His father told him "You get to be happy, or you get to be rich, you don't get to be both". Louis was angered by this, so he began to make many false purchases on his father's credit card to frame him for having a mistress, making sure to anonymously send the invoices to his mother. As his mother and father fought, Louis pretended to cry to make it seem real. After their divorce was finalized, Louis came clean and repeated his father’s words, resulting in his parents sending him away the week after. After this, he was a student at Ericson's Boarding School and was best friends with Marlon.


Before Clementine and Alvin Jr. arrived at the boarding school, he and Minerva composed a song together titled "Don't Be Afraid". According to Tenn, she would sing it to the Ericson survivors when they felt scared.

The Final Season

"Done Running"

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 she ignores her, leading Louis to 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 to 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 as Aasim does. Louis later sees a walker hanging in one of their traps and decides to play piñata with it while Aasim goes hunting. Clementine can choose if she wants to help Louis with his "walker piñata" or help Aasim with his duties. If she chooses the former, Louis takes a liking to her and will compliment her on her swinging skills.

Later, he agrees to go with Clementine and Violet to the abandoned train station to look for food. Either gladly or bitterly, he distracts the walkers surrounding the station by insulting them and slamming the bell on the platform. When the group rush out with supplies, he helps fight off the walkers so that they can escape. Back at the school, he praises Clementine's efforts to help the group find food.

That night he is present when confronting Marlon about his human trafficking operation with The Delta. He either defends Clementine or sides with Violet against Marlon. Like the others, he reacts in shock when Alvin Jr. shoots Marlon dead.

"Suffer The Children"

Like many at the school, Louis is devastated by Marlon's demise. At the funeral the next morning, he tries to settle the dispute between Mitch and Clementine to no avail. Later, he joins 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 (Determinant), Louis insists that 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., Louis either giving AJ his revolver back or telling him to be careful with it, 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. 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 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 to do some 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 trafficking Tenn's sisters. He then lets Clementine practice shooting, complimenting or teasing her skills. Later, to brighten the mood, he starts a Truth or Dare card game with Violet, Tenn, Clementine, AJ, and Aasim. Afterward, 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 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 initials in the piano, which Clementine copies. Clementine can draw a heart around it, pleasing Louis. 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.) Either way, one of the Delta subdues either him or Violet and puts either him/her 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 are based.

Save Violet (Alive): If Clementine chooses to save Violet, Louis is subdued and is taken to the raiders' camp. During his time with the raiders, he refuses to stop talking in order to protect his friends, so Lilly orders Dorian to cut out his tongue, leaving him with severe trauma.

"Broken Toys"

If Louis was saved in "Suffer The Children", then he will be present with Clementine at the school, where he can tell her about his past and why he got sent to the school, the reason being him orchestrating his parents’ divorce by committing fraud, revealing that he purchased several expensive gifts for a mistress he had made up all in his father’s name.

If Louis was not saved in "Suffer the Children", then he'll be seen held captive at The Delta's place of operations where he had his tongue cut out because he defied them and defended Omar and Aasim from their torment. It is also seen that he has developed intense trauma from the incident, curling back up in the corner and whimpering at just the sound of the boat creaking, and even if Clementine swears to get revenge for what they did to him, he pleads with her not to.

If Clementine went to the boat with Louis, upon getting tricked into capture by Minerva, Dorian tries to cut his finger off with a meat cleaver under orders from Lilly to convince Clementine that opposing Lilly is bound to bring pain upon her friends, which gives the player the choice to either let Alvin Jr. (who is behind Dorian and Louis at the time) to take a risk and attack Dorian (which results in Dorian not cutting Louis' finger off, but instead getting a part of her ear bitten off by AJ) or signal for AJ to not try attacking Dorian (resulting in her successfully chopping off Louis's finger).

Later, Clementine manages to break out of her cell and sequentially breaks Louis out of his cell as well, before getting into a fight with Minerva. After the brawl ends with Clementine's victory, Dorian gets alerted and comes over to check on the teenagers, which results in her accidentally getting shot by Louis, who picked up Minerva's crossbow off the ground just as Dorian approached him. After shooting Dorian, Louis is told by Clementine to stay with Aasim and Omar (who were also saved by Clementine from captivity in the Delta’s ship) while Clementine goes back to rescue AJ, who was taken away by Lilly to try to convince him to join the Delta, making this Louis' final appearance in the episode.

"Take Us Back"

Louis' role is vastly different depending on his status by the end of episode two. He appears with a whole hand or is missing his left pinkie finger, depending on if he is saved by Clementine in "Suffer The Children" and whether or not Clem let AJ attack Dorian in "Broken Toys". Regardless of whether or not he was saved, Louis is first seen saving Clem from a walker and is happily greeted by AJ, who apologizes for what happened to his tongue. (Determinant) Clementine can then thank him or joke around with him, to which he either responds back or smiles and gives a thumbs up depending on whether or not he has his tongue.

If Louis was saved in "Suffer The Children", Clementine finds Violet injured from the bomb, burnt on the face and blinded in at least one eye. Louis then helps her to her feet, keeping her calm and nearby as the group tries to escape the beach. They watch as Minerva is mauled by a walker, and Louis helps the other students pile into one of the Delta's carts - kissing Clem if romanced (Determinant); but Minerva lobbing a grenade at Clem causes the carthorse to flee - leaving Clem, AJ, and Tenn behind. Louis later meets up with Clementine, AJ, and Tenn after they exit the limestone caves, deciding he needed to search for them. If Clementine lost her finger in Season 3, they will talk about their missing fingers. While walking back to the boarding school, he will confirm to Clementine that Dorian was his first human kill. He explains that despite his previous shock, he is glad that he was able to kill, as he wants to continue to grow into a capable survivor and properly defend the school. He then discusses the rush of emotions he felt while believing they were going to die, and brings up the memory a house that his parents were planning on building. He and Clementine can then imagine various details of the house's interior and exterior, with him proposing that they will eventually build it once they make it back. Upon arriving at a damaged bridge, Louis is present when they are confronted by Minerva, who is leading a horde of walkers with her singing. Minerva attempts to persuade Tenn to die alongside her so that they can be together with Sophie, and attacks when AJ intervenes. He then tries to get Tenn across the bridge, but fails and saves Clementine from a walker before being tackled by Minerva. After being shot by Clementine and starting to get devoured by walkers, Tenn freezes and tries to run to Minerva while Louis tries to snap him out of it.

In-Game Decision

Don't trust AJ (Dead): AJ can't bring himself to shoot Tenn, so he yells for Louis to throw him over the gap. As soon as he does, however, Louis is devoured by walkers. Later on, if AJ remains quiet or asks Tenn if he buried Louis and Minerva, Tenn will confirm this by saying that he buried them under rocks and made their graves.

Trust AJ (Alive): If AJ was trusted in the cave, he will shoot Tenn in the neck to save Louis. Louis will jump safely across afterward. He lashes out at AJ for killing Tenn but is calmed down by Clem. Shortly after, he is separated from the two. He is then seen near the end of the game eating with others. After Clem finishes talking with Violet, he gives her crutches to her so they can discuss another group near the map. Louis, Clem, and AJ then talk about that group and decide that Louis and AJ will check them out. Louis also forgives AJ for killing Tenn. If he was romanced, he will kiss Clem after she asks him to be careful and then leaves. If he wasn't romanced, the scene will play out the same but without the kiss.

If Louis wasn't saved in "Suffer The Children", he is silent throughout the duration of the episode (as a result of losing his tongue). After Clementine helps Violet, Louis is loaded onto the cart with the other survivors and taken back to the boarding school. He is seen again near the end of the game eating with others, where he gives Clem a piece of paper. If he was romanced, Clem will smile and exclaim "Louis!", while AJ will want to know what's on the paper, in which Clem tells him to not worry about it. Louis then kisses Clem and is jokingly called an idiot by her. If he wasn't romanced, Clem will laugh and call Louis an idiot, implying he had written down a joke.

Death (Determinant)

Killed By

Louis attempts to pull Tennessee away from Minerva, who is in the process of being devoured by walkers as Tenn tries to get himself killed to be with her, Sophie and his family in the afterlife. If AJ was not trusted back in the cave, he will call out at Louis to throw Tenn over the bridge. However, by succeeding in doing this, he is closed in on by walkers and is devoured. According to Tenn he saw the remains and tells AJ that their remains were "just bones and stuff. Meat." Tenn then reveals that he buried him and Minerva under rocks and made their graves (Determinant)

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Louis has killed:

  • Dorian (Accidental, Determinant)
  • 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)

When they first meet, Louis takes a fancy for Clementine as he tries to flirt with her, and even asks whether she’s ever had a boyfriend. The Player can choose to either be annoyed by his overtures or charmed. They do, however, not share an especially strong relationship yet, as evidenced by his hesitation to protect her from Marlon if asked to. When Marlon is close to shooting her, however, he’ll step in anyway, and rallies the other kids to her side. If the player chooses to reason with Marlon, Louis will step forward and support this. If the player, however, chooses to antagonize Marlon, Louis will attempt to deny these claims.

Following Marlon’s death, Louis’s relationship with Clementine becomes strained, and as a result, he partakes in the vote to have her and AJ kicked out of the group. Based on the player’s decisions, Clementine can either be understanding or resentful towards Louis.

Despite their falling out, however, Louis will immediately come to assist an injured AJ when faced with the option; even with an injured shoulder to his left arm (Determinant). Guilt-struck by the whole ordeal, he concerns himself for AJ, as he can be seen by his side after Ruby patched him up, and at a later point finds and brings new clothes for him to wear.

Depending on the player's decisions, Louis’s relationship with Clementine will either be strained, friendly or romantic. If the player chooses to have Clementine confess her feelings for Louis, he will be surprised, but happy, having hoped she did. He will then devote his new song "Clementine" to her. The player can then choose to have Clementine simply remark about their new romance or exchange a kiss with him. Conversely, the player can also choose to have Clementine hold a grudge against Louis for his involvement in expelling her and AJ, blame him for the inflicts it resulted on AJ and just belittle him in general. This option, however, will continue the strain between them.

Alvin Jr.

"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 has great sympathy and care 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 even though 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 "Suffer the Children", he was shocked and horrified when Alvin Jr. shot Marlon, in which he denounced him as a "murderer" and supported the campaign to vote Clementine and AJ to leave Ericson's Boarding School as he was angered and 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 showed up again despite being his best friend's murderer. 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, and when AJ wakes up, he said hi to Louis, saying that 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, reconciling with one another. However, if Clementine expresses dislike to Louis, AJ will express 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 "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 and Louis appear to be friends, despite their contrasting personalities. Louis often teases Violet about her quiet and reserved personality and partial rudeness, while Violet is annoyed or different by his upbeat and carefree persona.

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.






Video Game

The Final Season

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6
Season One
Season Two
A New Frontier
The Final Season
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6
Season One
Season Two
A New Frontier
The Final Season 👁 👁
Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream


  • 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's favorite sport is baseball.
  • Louis's least favorite food is cantaloupe.
  • Louis wants to preserve the old world such as art, music, and culture.
  • Louis' main weapon is a chair leg which he jokingly calls "Chairles".
  • Louis can determinately become mute, having his tongue cut out by Dorian on Lilly's orders[2], depending on whether or not he was saved in "Suffer The Children". It was confirmed by Lauren Mee on Tumblr (on her since deleted blog) that Louis' mutilation from "excessive talking" was actually because of an attempt to defy the Delta through defending Omar and Aasim from being tormented. James originally had a line mentioning that he saw Louis trying to protect the others, but it was cut.
  • Depending on your choices if Louis was saved in "Suffer The Children" he could determinately lose a finger at the hands of Dorian.
  • Louis (Determinant) is one of the only three original members of the School Group to kill another survivor, the others being Marlon and Minerva.
  • Louis confirms that he has never had a romantic partner, it can be assumed that Clementine was his first kiss. (Determinant)
  • Louis had a pet turtle that he named Geoff.
  • When Louis was in fourth grade, he competed in a spelling bee, but lost due to being unable to spell the word "recommend".
  • Louis is one of eleven characters to appear in all four episodes of Season 4, the others being Clementine, Alvin Jr., Violet, Tennessee, Ruby, Willy, Omar, Aasim, Rosie, and Abel.

International Dubbers

Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
French Jhos Lican N/A
German Alexander Merbeth N/A
Portuguese Marcus Pejón N/A
Spanish (Latin America) Emilio Treviño N/A