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- "You gotta fight like hell for what you care about, right?"
- —Paige to Michonne[src]
Paige is a main character who appears in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne. She is the guard at the Fairbanks' and is a hunter. Paige has lived with Samantha and her family during the apocalypse. Her parents never wanted her so she and Sam formed a strong relationship, hinting that Paige was neglected most of her life. Paige has romantic feelings for Sam but is unknown if Sam does.
Paige is an independent young woman capable of looking after herself. She is caring towards those she loves, but can be unfriendly to others in an effort to look after Sam and the rest of the Fairbanks family. She is fairly open with her feelings when prompted, being straightforward or even blunt at times when outright stating facts such as Sophia committing suicide by imitating a self-inflicted gunshot, pointing out the, "patch of dirt," she was buried in and when she notes that the (Determinant) reanimated Randall's ability to walk helps hide his death.
Despite what seem like occasionally insensitive comments, Paige is considerably caring, not holding Michonne's hallucinations of her daughters against her and admitting to doing similar things at times so that Michonne does not feel alone, taking care of Sam's siblings in her absence and providing reasoning behind the actions of members of the Fairbanks' family, such as Sophia's suicide and John's demeanor when first meeting Michonne, which shows empathy and understanding towards erratic behavior despite the circumstances. However, her consideration for others in this sense can sometimes be impaired by her stubbornness and frustration, leading her to assume abandoning the Fairbanks family is the best option when Sam is insistent on staying.
Paige is also observant and takes prerogative in dangerous situations, having observed Michonne approaching the house before she and Sam's arrival, taking guard from the garage while Randall and the remaining Monroe colonists attack and using her rifle to snipe from one of the upstairs windows of the house when Norma arrives. She is also able to defend herself and keep hold of her rifle against an enraged Randall and has the presence of mind to lock Randall's hands in a vice after he's been incapacitated by Michonne's attack.
Throughout the series, she shows signs of having a low self-esteem and depression, such as claiming to be a bad shot, calling herself, "a squatter in other people's lives," and admitting that she feels like she would be intruding if she were to join the Fairbanks in John's funeral despite having known the family since childhood, inferring a sense of not being worthy enough; however, these instances may be due to her unrequited crush on Sam. She also heavily insinuates that she has considered committing suicide in the past, but chose not to in the end because of Sam and the fact that she is one of the only people left that she cares about. This may in part be due to a presumably difficult childhood in which she states that her parents did not want her, hinting at neglect.
Chesapeake Bay, Virginia
Paige lived around the Chesapeake area during her childhood born in 1983 or 1984, where she was neglected by her parents. As a child, Samantha bullied her, but they become close friends in later life. They became close enough that Paige spent most of her time with Samantha and her family.
During the outbreak, Paige took shelter with the Fairbanks and helped to barricade their house. Paige stayed and helped the family survive during the apocalypse. About a year before she met Michonne, Sophia committed suicide. Paige herself began to consider suicide as an option but stayed strong for the sake of the Fairbanks.
Paige is first encountered when Michonne and determinantly Pete appear at the front of the Fairbanks' house, carrying a wounded Samantha. She is heavily suspicious over them, warning them not to move by firing in their direction. She states that she cannot risk the family's safety by letting them inside, although, taking further persuasion from Michonne, she accepts to, reluctantly. After some struggle against walkers at the gate, all of them run into the house.
Paige anxiously points the direction to the living room to Michonne. Upon arriving, Paige warns Alex and James not to approach their sister, to which they obey, showing that they respect her to a degree. James collects a makeshift first aid kit, and Paige and Michonne successfully stop Sam's bleeding. John arrives and questions Michonne, but Alex interrupts him, asking him about Greg's whereabouts—Paige is visibly saddened when realizing that something must've happened while outside.
Paige watches over a hallucinating Michonne and eventually decides to interrupt her, waking her up. After some small talk, Paige apologizes on John's behalf, saying that he isn't big on strangers. She then apologizes for almost shooting Michonne, and determinately Pete, saying that she was worried about Sam, and that she often worries when the latter leaves the house. She can confirm after that she uses her rifle/knife to hunt rabbits and possums. Paige is upset by the fact that Alex is sitting in the rain, and explains to Michonne that he is looking at the grave of his deceased mother, Sophia, who committed suicide. In a specific dialogue tree, Paige reveals that she has thought about suicide before, and implies that Sam is what prevented her from carrying it out.
Paige and Michonne run into Samantha's room when they realize that she is talking to herself while laying in bed. Paige sits besides her, grabs her hand to prevent her from falling, and prompts her not to move due to her wounded shoulder, though Sam refuses to. Samantha goes back to sleep after being told to by Michonne. John enters the house with an asleep Alex in his arms. Paige tells Michonne that John can make a strong first impression, but that he also is what has protected the family for so long into the apocalypse. If asked what she cares about, Paige will tell Michonne about how she met Sam. The story goes that Samantha used to pick on Paige when they were kids, but both eventually became good friends. John storms downstairs, and he and Michonne head to the yard to have a word under the rain. Pete will enter the room and talk to Paige if he arrived at the house earlier that night.
After a couple of minutes, Pete leaves Paige on her own, and goes outside. Not long after, she hears a gunshot, so she looks through the window of the main entrance to know what is happening. Michonne spots her, and widens her eyes to make sure that Paige knows that the man in the yard and his companions are dangerous. Paige grabs her hunting rifle and awaits in the garage. Paige is then ambushed by Randall and knocks her out with her own rifle, Michonne saves Paige. Michonne, Pete (Determinant) and Paige work together to tie Randall up. Randall threatens to kill Paige and later walks off with Samantha.
Paige along with Samantha, Michonne and (Determinately) Pete, head back to the garage to see Randall. Samantha will start kicking Randall, and Paige will try to calm her down, which she will get in a fight with her. Paige will be there as Norma radio's Michonne about having her group.
Paige and Samantha will get in another argument about staying to fight or leave. Michonne will later talk with Paige, convincing her to stay for Sam, or the boys. When Norma arrives, Paige will set up as a sniper. After the house catches on fire, she will escape and is last seen with the boy's and (Determinant) Samantha as they walk to Pete's boat.
This list shows the victims Paige has killed:
- Monroe colonist (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Randall (Caused or Indirect, Determinant)
- Gabby (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Jonas (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- Norma (Caused, Determinant)
- At least 2 unnamed Monroe colonists (Caused)
- Numerous counts of animals
- Numerous counts of zombies
- Paige states numerous times that she is a bad shot; however, she demonstrates otherwise:
- She is able to shoot Norma on the shoulder if Michonne signals her to,
- She will successfully non-canonically shoot and kill Michonne if she doesn't respond to Paige asking who she is and if she hurt Sam,
- She will easily shoot a walker if Michonne doesn't respond to Paige's accusations against her.
- Telltale has confirmed that Paige is the same age as Sam, 22.
- Telltale also stated that Paige has feelings for Samantha.
- Paige is one of twelve LGBT characters in the Video Game series, the others being Clementine, Walter, Matthew, Jonas, Zachary, Javier García, Paul Monroe, Minerva, Violet, James, and Charlie.
- Out of all of them, Paige is the first female LGBT character to appear in the Video Game Series.
- After the events of episode 3, Paige later becomes a member of Oceanside.
- Her actress, Brina Palencia, is the one of the two voice actors from Telltale Games' The Walking Dead that has appeared in the show, along with Charles Halford, the actor of Lonnie and Yago.