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- "Loss is a powerful, shattering thing."
- —Marla on losing someone.[src]
Marla Jane Wilkinson (née unknown) is a main character in The Walking Dead Social Game.
Before the outbreak, Marla resided in an apartment complex in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. She formerly had a husband named Paul, who died before the outbreak. She also had children, including at least one daughter, Samantha, and one son, Joseph, although it is unknown what has happened to them. She also had a grandson named Toby. During the early stages of the outbreak, she witnessed her grandson being eaten alive by walkers.
According to Marla, downtown Atlanta has been full of walkers for a number of weeks. All of her neighbors at her apartment complex had ran out of food and her upstairs neighbors had decided to flee. She also mentions that she witnessed a woman named Amy screaming as a mob of walkers pulled her husband away. When the water was turned off, she went downstairs to check on her plants and saw the little boy from apartment 3A as a zombie. That moment was the indicator for her to flee.
When Felipe arrived at camp, Marla expressed dislike towards him, stating that she knows his "kind" and calling him untrustworthy and a scavenger, in which Felipe is confused and frustrated as to why he is being treated with hostility, stating that he used to work in a rest home taking care of old people like her.
After the firebombing on Atlanta, she flees to a warehouse for cover with her fellow survivors, then sets up camp in a parking lot after the bombing ceases. At one point, she loses her cast iron pan that she used to cook food for the survivors. She also reveals that was her weapon when defending herself against the zombies.
Later, the group encounter two soldiers, who they gladly take in. She looks over one of the men, Nathan, and takes care of him after his disturbing encounter with a walker. She soon becomes the group's official nurse and watches over the medical supplies, she additionally becomes the group's cook.
After the CDC explodes, Marla, along with the rest of the group, travels to the airfield with the intent to take Bill's plane to Ossabow to escape the apocalypse. She continues to cook for the group, and is trained with a gun by Max and Nathan. After the group finds out there is another group in the woods, Marla, along with the others, becomes suspicious of them. After meeting Otis, however, a hunter who got lost and needs help getting back to his farm, she trusts him.
After the group agitates Harlan's group by stopping them from robbing a family that helped them, the family comes to the airfield. The mother of the family, Clara, becomes the main cook, with Marla as her helper, though she comments that Marla puts butter in everything. After Harlan's group attacks them, steals their food and kills Nathan, Marla and the group move to a warehouse.
Marla later becomes depressed, and asks the Hero Player to take her to a church so she can pray. The Hero Player does so, and protects her from walkers that enter the church. They escape, but Marla is bitten, which she hides from the other members of the group. She appears happy over the following hours, apparently having come to terms with her impending death.
After the group realizes that the plane will not be able to fit all of them, Marla decides to stay behind with Max, Ed and the Hero Player, to allow the family to escape. At the end, Marla accompanies the group to the airfield to say goodbye. When the Hero Player asks why she isn't going, she reveals, while coughing, that she was bitten.
Max is later the one who brings Marla to the church and buries her there (presumably putting her down after she passes away, or possibly before, on her request). He later presumably tells Ed and the Hero Player where Marla is buried.
At the beginning of the chapter, Ed and the Hero Player go to visit Marla's grave after Max tells them where it is. It is here that her full name is revealed: Marla Jane Wilkinson. As they return, they encounter Adam and Kasumi, and bring them to their camp.
- Killed By
During the attack at the church, Marla was bitten by the invading walkers and kept her bite a secret. Over the course of the next days Marla became depressed by her bite and began giving some of her possessions to the survivors. She soon becomes fatally ill by the fever, which is thought of as a cold by the survivors, but soon reveals that she was bit. She passed away shortly after revealing her bite and was presumably put down by Max as he is the one who notifies the hero of her burial.
This list shows the victims Marla has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies
- "We can't allow him here with us! I know his kind, he'll steal everything right from underneath our noses!"
- —Marla on why Felipe can't stay with the group.[src]
Marla seemed very hostile and racist towards Felipe as he arrived at the camp. Screaming stereotypes at him, and claiming he'll betray everybody and steal everything they have. Felipe defended himself and attempted to blow her off but he soon became intolerant of her judgement and began fighting against her. At one point Jackson and his men had to break up a fight between the two. After this they never mention each other or seen close to one another, possibly ignoring each other.
- "Dear Lord, why have you taken Greg from us?"
- —Marla mourning Greg.[src]
Marla and Greg were shown to have a good relationship with one another. Greg was the first to get Marla to use guns against walkers and taught her how to shoot. After Greg broke his leg, Marla was extremely worried about him and stayed by his side alongside Kara to take care of him. She was distraught after his death and keep the lessons he taught her to heart.
- "Can you imagine? If that was your daughter? Poor sweet dear..."
- —Marla on Kimmie's story; how she got separated from her family[src]
Marla was loving and motherly towards Kimmie once she arrived at the camp with the hero and Nathan. Kimmie and her sit down as the group discusses her arrival. Marla gets her to talk and finds out how she was separated from her family after going out for some fresh air and being chased by walkers before being spotted by Bill. She becomes caring of her after this. She even gives up her spot on the plane so she can leave with her family.
- "You have a good heart sweetie. Thank you for helping this old woman find a few moments of quiet and solace for her soul."
- —Marla thanking the player for saving her life and bringing her to church.[src]
To Be Added
To Be Added
- Chapter 2 Mission 16: Pharmacy Run.
- Chapter 2 Mission 21: Asthma Attack.
- Chapter 2 Mission 26: Greg's Emergency.
- Chapter 3 Mission 6: Clean Water Run.
- Chapter 3 Mission 24: Pray For Marla.
- Everyone in the camp refers to Marla as the "Old Girl".
- Marla was terrible with a gun before the apocalypse and soon became one of the main defenders of the group after being taught how to shoot and take care of a gun.
- She was taught by many men of the group including; Greg, Jackson, Ed, Max, and Nathan.
- Marla is the only character in The Walking Dead Social Game to have their middle name revealed, and one of the few characters in the Walking Dead franchise overall to do so.
|Social Game Characters|
|Highway Survivors||Hero Player • Rick • Morgan • Ed • Kara • Joe • Bob • Davey • Jade • Man • Woman • Carl • Lori • Theodore • Shane • Adam • Kasumi • Greg • Summer • Jon • Summer's Mother • Jesse • Derek|
|Military Camp Survivors||Soldier • Soldier • Jackson • Glenn|
|Warehouse Survivors||Chris • Jon|
|Wilkinson Family||Samantha • Toby • Marla • Joseph • Paul|
|Destroyed Building||Max • Nathan|
|Quarry Survivors||Terry • Sarah • Claire|
|Center for Disease Control||Bill|
|Dixon Family||Daryl • Merle|
|Vatos Survivors||Eva • Felipe|
|Arturo's Family||Arturo • Kimmie • Mauricio • Clara|
|The Living||Harlan • Randall • Dave • Tony • Sean • Don • Willie|
|Schoolyard Survivors||Nora • Emily • Derrick • Megan|
|Forest Surviviors||Michonne • Andrea|
|Woodbury||Sky • Recruiter • Pit Fighter • Saul • Tessa • Philip • Nancy|
|Miscellaneous Characters|| Stranger • Companion • Melissa • Amy • Otis • Sophia • Samuel •|
Tammy • Lola
|Dead and zombie characters appear in italics.|