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Nothing is known about Mitch's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that he was sent to Ericson's Boarding School sometime before the apocalypse for his interest in making explosives out of fertilizer. He later reveals to Clementine that, when he was eight years old, he blew up his father's garage.
During the early days of the outbreak, the teachers at the school left Mitch along with rest of the children to fend for themselves.
Mitch is first seen with Brody and Aasim as they are returning to the school after a hunting trip. He is also seen sitting with Willy in the school's courtyard while waiting for dinner, crafting a wooden spear with his knife. He is later seen at the end of the episode during the showdown between Clementine and Marlon, staying quiet throughout most of it and remaining neutral, until Clementine reveals Marlon's secret. After Marlon is talked down or disarmed by Clementine, Marlon will solemnly surrender however at that moment Alvin Jr. shoots Marlon in the skull instantly killing him. Mitch and the others stare at Alvin Jr. in shock as the episode ends.
Following the events in "Done Running", as seen in a flashback, Mitch was enraged by Alvin Jr. killing Marlon. Mitch confronted Clementine and berated her, causing Alvin Jr to tell him to back off. He pulled out his knife and threatened her with it, however, Clementine either talked him down or snatched the weapon. (Determinant) Either way, he walked back to the others and examined Marlon's body.
Later on, when Clementine and Alvin Jr. tried to apologize for their actions at Marlon and Brody's funeral, Mitch chastised them along with calling Violet a bitch for trying to stand up for them. He suggested to the others vote whether they should vote to exile or punish Clementine and Alvin Jr. Mitch, along with four others, voted to throw the pair out.
When Clementine and Alvin Jr. returned after Alvin Jr. was wounded from shrapnel, Mitch remained hostile towards them. Later on, Mitch searched the greenhouse for supplies with Clementine, joined by Ruby to keep the peace. Arriving at the greenhouse, they found the door locked. Mitch suggested Clementine find another way in and check the place out before they also entered. Clementine entered the house and managed to take out the three walkers inside by herself, which impressed the wary and bitter Mitch. Inside the greenhouse, the pair located the barbed wire they plan on using to protect the fence.
Mitch spotted fertilizer to where he explains he used to make bombs out of stuff, remarking they could use it to attack the raiders if necessary, all he needed was a propane tank which Clementine found also. When the group discovered the hidden door to the Science lab, they went inside only for Clementine to almost get grabbed by a walker trapped in fence, revealing it to be the School's old nurse, Ms. Martin who Ruby loved for being the only teacher to stay behind and actually care for them before she sacrificed herself when walkers attacked allowing the others to escape. Mitch saw as just another walker so suggested that they should burn it around back, while Ruby wanted to give her a proper burial.
Clementine decided for them. (Determinant) After this, as the students prepared for the impending attack, Clementine checked in on Mitch while he made his bomb to provide assistance. When the bomb failed the first time, Mitch freaked out, telling her they do not have he needed to work on it alone to ensure it worked in time. Mitch finally accepted Clementine, even thanking her for trying to help. The following night, Mitch braced to defend the school from Lilly and Abel.
Clementine told Mitch, along with Willy, to prepare the bomb for when the Raiders broke in, however Omar is shot in the leg, setting off the fire-fight. Mitch and Willy sneaked behind the raiders, attempting to set up the bomb trap. Their plan went wrong when Lilly lured Tennessee out by mentioning his sister, whom she grabs and holds a knife to.
Mitch successfully detonated the bomb, the explosion knocking the raiders and Lilly, dazing them. Mitch rushed at Lilly, but she stabbed him in the neck with her knife, horrifying Willy. Lilly then jabbed her knife into Mitch's head, killing him. Mitch's sacrifice enabled the others to make it safely inside the admin building and mount a defense against the raiders with their traps set up by Willy and Aasim to avenge Mitch. Willy later mourned Mitch's death, with Ruby comforting him.
Mitch's corpse is seen in the courtyard following the events of the previous episode. Willy is seen kneeling next to his body, still crying over the loss of his best friend. Tenn offers to help bury Mitch, but Willy angrily lashes out, shoving Tenn to the ground and accusing him of causing his death. Violet/Louis quickly defuse the situation, and Mitch is given a burial as Clementine goes to interrogate Abel.
After returning to the school later in the episode, Mitch is once again brought up by Willy, who plans to blow up the raiders' boat, having created another bomb using Mitch's own instructions. Clementine can also choose to name the bomb Mitch's Masterpiece, in honor of their fallen friend.
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After Tennessee was tricked by Lilly into coming out of cover, she was able to, or almost able to grab and hold him hostage just as Mitch and Willy set off Mitch's bomb. Tenn and Lilly, along with most of the other Delta members, are knocked down by the blast, as Mitch and Willy run to cover. In an attempt to defend Tenn from Lilly, Mitch makes a run back at Lilly intending to stab her while she is incapacitated on the ground. However, she recovers just in time to instinctively stab him in the neck. With Mitch fatally wounded, Lilly proceeds to stab him again in the head to prevent him from reanimating. She expresses brief remorse for her actions.
This list shows the victims Mitch has killed:
- Himself (Caused)
- Numerous counts of zombies and animals
If Clementine fails to complete a certain objective, it is possible for Mitch to be killed. These deaths are non-canon and will result in a game over. Clementine will then re-spawn and be allowed to try again. The following is a list of times Mitch can die.
- The back of Mitch's grave can be seen right next to Ms. Martin's in certain shots during the end of "Take Us Back".
- The front of his grave can be seen in the game files along with James's grave (Determinant).
- Mitch is one of three characters voiced by Robbie Daymond, the others being Gad and Armando.