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- "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 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 this 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 had a fight 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 for ever. 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 a main character in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Four. 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.
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Louis came from a wealthy family, where he was given whatever he wanted, whenever he wanted it, except singing lessons. His father told him "You can be rich or you can be happy, but you can't be both." Louis was angered by this, so he made many false purchases on his father's credit card to frame him for having a mistress, showing the receipts 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, causing his parents to send him away the following week. 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.
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 pinata with him while Aasim goes hunting. Clementine can choose if she wants to help Louis with his "walker pinata" 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 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, 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 practice shooting, complimenting or teasing her skills. (Determinant) Later, to brighten the mood, he starts a Truth or Dare card game with Violet, Tenn, Clementine, AJ, 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 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 live.
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 stop talking so to shut him Lilly cuts out his tongue, only to leave him with severe trauma.
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 Ericson's Boarding School, the reason being him orchestrating his parents divorce by framing his father of cheating on his mother because his father refused to let Louis get singing lessons.
If Louis was not saved in "Suffer the Children", then he'll be seen held captive at Delta's place of operations where he had his tongue cut out because he refused to stop talking. It is also seen 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 AJ (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 own 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 boat) 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 thus far.
Louis will appear in this episode, either with his tongue if he was saved in "Suffer The Children", or having it removed if Clementine saved Violet instead. He will also have his left pinkie finger if Clementine let AJ attack Dorian in "Broken Toys", or will not if she did not take the risk.
This list shows the victims Louis has killed:
- "Done Running"
- "Suffer The Children"
- "Broken Toys" (No Lines, Determinant)
- "Take Us Back" (No Lines, Determinant)
- 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 loves baseball, contrasting Violet's dislike for it.
- Louis hates cantaloupe, claiming it to be the "grossest thing he's ever eaten".
- 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 a mute, having his tongue cut out by Dorian on Lilly's orders, depending on whether or not he was saved in "Suffer The Children".
- Kent Mudle confirmed, neither Louis or Violet's stories are finished.
- 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 only two original members of the School Group to kill another survivor, the other being Marlon.
- Louis confirms that he has never had a romantic partner, it can be assumed that Clementine was his first kiss. (Determinant)
- It can determinatly be seen in the "Your Choices" screen of "Done Running", if Clementine told Louis the full story of Lee or Kenny's (Determinant) death, it will mention how he "symphatised with your pain". This may suggest Louis mercy killed someone he once knew however this has never been confirmed or mentioned in any other source or in-game situation.
- Louis is one of the twenty-seven characters with confirmed ages. The others being Lee Everett (37), Duck (10), Glenn (22), Sarah (15), Anna Correa (28), Luke (26-27), Clementine (Season 1: 8-9, Season 2: 11, Season 3: 13, Season 4: 16), Alvin (43), Alvin Jr. (Season 2: 0, Season 3: 2, Season 4: 5), Samantha Fairbanks (22), Paige (22), Greg Fairbanks (16), James Fairbanks (13), Alex Fairbanks (7), Mariana García (10), Gabriel García (14), James (19-20), Violet (17-18), Marlon (18-19), Brody (18-19), Aasim (18-19), Tennessee (12), Willy (12), Omar (15-16), Ruby (17), and Mitch (17).