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Ruby is sassy, moody and she seems to be the type of person who gets the last word in an argument. At the dinner table she practices table manners given her disgust at Clementine (Determinant) and the others burping. However, it is shown she has a soft side, and will warm up to whoever shows a mutual kindness.
The Southern United States
Nothing is known about Ruby's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that she was a student at Ericson's Boarding School for Troubled Youth. She also used to hunt boars with her father. It was revealed that when she arrived at the boarding school that she had anger issues and would act out aggressively towards the senior staff, including one time where she chased the home economics teacher around with a barbecue fork.
During the early days of the outbreak, the teachers at the school left Ruby along with rest of the children to fend for themselves.
At some point during the outbreak, Ruby, Ms. Martin, and a few other students began managing the boarding school's greenhouse. They maintained a variety of plants, and began growing vegetables as a source of food. Eventually, chaos struck and a large group of walkers crowded the area. Surrounded by the undead and seeing no other solution, Ms. Martin decided to sacrifice herself to buy Ruby and the other children time to escape.
Ruby is first seen exiting from the room where Louis is playing the piano, holding her finger and insulting someone. She quickly switches her attention to Clementine and tells her that her boy (Alvin Jr.) bit her. No matter what Clementine says, Ruby storms off.
She is later seen in the Boarding School's yard, standing at a fireplace. Clementine will tell Alvin Jr. to apologize to her. Depending on what the player chooses, Ruby may be a bit hesitant to accept his apology, but will nonetheless. Not long after, the group gathers to eat the stew Omar made. She sits on the same table as Clementine, Alvin Jr., Marlon and Louis. When Louis burps, Ruby will express her disgust. Right as she returns to eating, Alvin Jr. will burp as well, to which Clementine can respond to by asking him where his manners are, telling him to eat slowly, or burp as well. If the player chooses to burp, Marlon will command the group to stop. Ruby thank him, but then he burps as well, angering her. She leaves the table, while the group laughs. Louis tells her goodnight, and she responds by giving him the finger. If the player berates Alvin Jr., she will say that just because everything else died doesn't mean that manners did. She returns to eating and soon after finishes her stew. She says goodnight, stands up, and leaves.
Ruby is later seen among the others confronting Marlon and Clementine, and watch in horror when Alvin Jr. shots Marlon in the head.
After AJ shot and killed Marlon, Ruby mourned him with the other children. After witnessing Marlon's premature death, Ruby, who's clearly in a panic, stammers that she could acquire medicine from the nurse's office, before the suggestion is instantly rejected by Mitch, who points out that Marlon is dead and no medicine could possibly save him.
The next day, Ruby attends Marlon and Brody's funeral, crying afterwards. When Mitch argues with Clementine, Ruby, as well as Willy and Omar, join his side, and Ruby berates Clementine for wrongly teaching AJ how to shoot. Later on, after the children at the boarding school vote on whether to exile Clementine and AJ from the school or not, it's assumed that Ruby voted for them to leave due to the anger she displayed.
After weeks have past, she seems to have forgiven Clementine and AJ. During Louis' card game, it is revealed that Aasim has a crush on Ruby, and Clementine can optionally dare him to ask Ruby for a kiss. Aasim will then approach Ruby to fulfill the dare as the group watches from afar. Ruby slaps him in reaction, sending the group into laughter.
She is lastly seen fighting alongside the others during the raid. She is only seen throwing rocks, however. After the raiders leave with Aasim, Omar, and Louis/Violet, she will be grieving with Willy over Mitch's body.
A depressed Ruby is seen the morning after the events of the previous episode, digging a grave for Mitch. She stands by a grieving Willy, who shoves down Tenn in anger, much to her dismay. She is left behind at the school with Tenn while the others set out to plot the infiltration of the prisoner ship.
Once Clementine and AJ return, Ruby claims she is throwing one last "hootenanny" to which AJ mistakes as a swear. She invites them to her party, which they accept. After settling in their rooms, Clementine and AJ head down to Louis' piano room, where the others are preparing for the party. She offers that AJ creates a decoration for them to hang up, which he does. She instructs Clementine on how to work the gramophone. Willy proposes the idea that Clementine names the bomb they would use on the Delta's ship, to which she can possibly name "Ruby's Revenge". During the party, the group play a guessing game, reading off old behavior reports and guessing who's report was who's. It is revealed Ruby had anger issues and frequently acted out aggressively toward the staff.
Ruby is lastly seen helping distract the Delta so that Clementine, Louis/Violet, and AJ can sneak onboard. If Clementine decided they should burn the hay to startle the Delta's horses, Ruby will light the hay on fire and run off. If Clementine decided to have Willy burn the supplies, she will instead release the horses. Ruby is not seen for the remainder of the episode.
This list shows the victims Ruby has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies and boars
- Ruby is one of two characters voiced by Ali Hillis, the other being Gina.
- Gideon Adlon originally auditioned to voice Ruby, but was instead given the role of Violet.
- Ruby has a scar bite on her hand from AJ.
- Official artwork confirms that Ruby's height is 4' 9".
- According to herself, boars were common where she grew up, implying that she lived in the Southern United States.
- In early concepts, Ruby was part of a different community, specially in James' barn where Clementine awoke from the car crash injury.
- Ruby is one of the seven characters that are alive at the end of Season 4, regardless of the player's choices. The others being Clementine, Alvin Jr., Willy, Aasim, Omar, and Rosie.
- Ruby is one of eleven characters to appear in all four episodes of Season 4, the others being Clementine, Alvin Jr., Violet, Louis, Tennessee, Willy, Omar, Aasim, Rosie, and Abel.
- Ruby is one the ten characters that are confirmed to survive the events of the game series, regardless of the players' choices.