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The New Frontier (re-titled A New Frontier for the Definitive Collection) is a militant group of survivors that currently oversee the community of New Richmond and served as the primary antagonists of the whole of Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Three.
- 1 Post-Apocalypse
- 2 Members
- 3 Deaths
- 4 Killed Victims
- 5 Appearances
- 6 Trivia
- 7 References
Sometime after the outbreak, the group was officially formed by former soldier David García, along with two others, Joan and Clinton Barnes. The beginnings of the group can be traced back to the very start of the outbreak, when David teamed up with his close friend Ava and the rest of his old army unit; it is likely that most of the these active or former soldiers went on to became among the first members of the New Frontier. As time went on, more civilian survivors likely began to join, and due to the group's growing membership, they decided to look for a place to settle down. Eventually, the group set up around a dying orchard on the banks of the Shenandoah River, where they were soon approached by two other survivors, Clinton Barnes and Joan. Soon enough, using Clint's scientific knowledge of botany, Joan's charisma and David's military skillset, they officially founded "The New Frontier" and formed its leading council.
They all worked together to defend and nurse the orchard back to life, but an unexplained event involving "trusting the wrong damn people" led to a betrayal of some sort, which is briefly mentioned by David in "Above The Law" when explaining the group's history. This event made the New Frontier very untrusting and they ended up having to leave the orchard behind. After this, the group became largely nomadic again, now in the process of finding a place to rebuild. During this time, they met a former doctor suffering from depression and addiction, the man's name was Paul Lingard. David personally helped him with his problems and made him an offer to join the New Frontier. In addition to his membership, David also gave Paul a place on their ruling council as Head of Medicine.
Around a year before the events of "Ties That Bind - Part 1", a teenage girl called Clementine, along with the orphaned infant boy she was caring for, became members. Not to long after, Clementine was exiled for stealing medicine and the infant boy called Alvin Jr. was taken by the New Frontier. This took place just before the group discovered the community of "Richmond" (to which they later renamed "New Richmond" after taking over), and set up a headquarters there. They started to integrate and defend the community's residents, all of which was unknown to Clementine, though she was aware of the town of "Richmond" beforehand.
In the first year within New Richmond, a bad winter that lead to the deaths of many residents struck. Joan, Head of Diplomacy on Richmond's ruling council, began organizing for some of their soldiers to raid other communities to get supplies for them and New Richmond. She kept this secret from the rest of the council and most of the community.
The group is currently expanding throughout the ruins of Richmond, clearing the streets of walkers and pushing walls outwards. They have gained territory such as a Vehicle Depo they use for construction equipment and a warehouse used as a resupply point for scouts, but also the location of the supplies stolen by Joan.
A detachment of the group was scouting a junkyard, coming across Javier, Mariana, Gabe and Kate. The leader of the squad, Max, takes Javier hostage as he and the others search for Javier's family, who are hiding.
Max and his partner Lonnie take Javier to a cabin, Max beating him for lying about the whereabouts of his family. He then leaves Lonnie to guard Javier. Javier and Lonnie soon get in to a fight, ending with Lonnie being knocked unconscious, causing a returning Max to do likewise to Javier. He then has Rufus drive Javier away.
During the night, the group find Javier's family, but the arrival of walkers leads to a night long firefight that ends with the group retreating as Javier's family hides. Javier also escapes from Rufus, either killing him or letting the man run free. (Determinant)
Later, another detachment, led by Badger, return to the sight and attack the group again when Javier returns with either Tripp or Eleanor (Determinant), the leader personally killing Marianna. They force most of the group to flee, except Javier (Determinant) and Clementine. The firefight abruptly ends when a grenade is tossed back to them, the explosion killing several of the squad, forcing a hasty retreat.
Badger eventually returned to Max and informed him about what happened. Max, under the advice of their leader, decided to storm the town of Prescott to force Javier to give himself to them. Max and Badger travelled to the town with both their squads a a truck filled with walkers. Unbeknownst to Max, Badger and his squad had secretly captured Francine (a member of the town) to use as a bargaining chip.
Once they arrived, Max attempted to sort the matter diplomatically only for Badger to reveal his hostage and proceeded to torture her, causing one of Prescott's gunmen to consider shooting them. Regardless of whether Javier complied or opened fire (Determinant) Badger killed Francine, causing the two groups to engage in a heated firefight. Badger then went against Max's orders further, ordering his men to launch a full-scale assault on the settlement.
The group subsequently rammed the gate to the town open and launched tear gas to flood the air as the walkers disoriented the townsfolk, allowing the group to storm through and destroy the town. However, they failed in their initial objective to capture Javier.
A while later, the detachment returned to their main base in Richmond. A few days later, Max was guarding the town with a few others when Javier and others returned demanding medical assistance for Kate. If Clementine was held hostage, (Determinant) Max recognized her, deciding to call their leader to the front gate as other members prepared to take the group as prisoners.
As David Garcia stares in awe at his family whom he believed to be dead, he frantically questions Javier on what happened to Kate. Javier will tell David his "Buddy" told him and his group to surrender their weapons and put Kate on the ground. Without hesitation, David takes Kate, along with Gabe, to the Richmond's Clinic. Meanwhile Tripp, Javier, Jesus, Conrad (Determinant) and Clementine (Determinant) go with four of the New Frontier, who take them to check for bites. Later Javier and Tripp go to the clinic and look for Kate and Eleanor. Eleanor soon tells Tripp and Javier that the car engine had broke down so she went in asking for help, but Kate was left in the car. David then takes Javier to meet the other leaders of Richmond; Paul, Joan, and Clint. Javier tells the leaders of Mariana's death and how she was brutally killed by members of the New Frontier. The leaders don't take well to this and Javier, Tripp, Jesus, Clementine (Determinant) and Conrad (Determined) are kicked out without Eleanor. Ava comes out with a packed bag that David packed for them. Javier and his group follow the map to a warehouse. As they go there, they meet with Clementine (Determinant; if she was freed from Conrad in the previous episode).
Clementine tells Javier how she was part of "The New Frontier" with Alvin Jr. Alvin was sick, so Clementine snuck into the New Frontier's camp and tried to steal meds for Alvin. The player then has the choice to "Take the meds" or "Put the meds back". Paul wakes up and tells Clementine to put the meds back before anyone sees her, but Ava comes in and catches Clementine stealing the medicine. David García approaches and yells how Clem put herself before the group, resulting in the New Frontier keeping Alvin and exiling Clementine. After Clementine's flashback she and the group go to the Marked spot where David marked. As they enter the gates they see a herd of walkers coming towards them, The group holds the gate while Javier looks for a way inside the warehouse. Finally Javier finds an entrance inside, and everyone rushes inside. Conrad will die if you do not give him the gun (Determinant). David bangs on the door for them to .let him in. As Javier is opening the door, Clem points a gun at Javier, warning him not to trust David. David explains what he is doing there, to help them get a start. But before David can help, Jesus asks Javier where he got the box from. Javier tells him where they are, but they notice that all the supplies from different towns - including the Kingdom - have been stolen, and raided by Joan's orders.
Later, they see Max, Badger, Lonnie putting more of stolen supplies from a town they just raided, Javier chases Badger, David chases Max, and Lonnie escapes. While Javier is chasing Badger, Badger keeps fighting Javier by pushing him, almost shooting him with a shotgun in the process, soon enough Javier has knocked him to the ground. The player than has the choice to kill Badger or let him reanimate. David, Tripp, Clementine then head to Richmond after Jesus says he is leaving to find his people. By the time they get there it was too late; Lonnie has told Joan what has happened, if you decide to keep Max alive Max will then tell everyone how he, Lonnie, and Badger were raiding towns on Joan's orders. As everyone appears shocked, Joan explains how Richmond lost people in the winter, and says she was gonna keep the raids going until Richmond develops. Suddenly, David takes one of the guards' guns and shoots them. The episode then either ends or Joan tells her people to put them in a cell until she figures out what to do with them. They get on their knees and await to be carried to their cell.
The episode starts off with Javier García and David Garcia are locked in the quarantine room, as the 2 guards come in Rufus (Determinant) and a unnamed Raider male, David tries to convince them that Joan is making a mistake then the Raider male tells David that it was his mistake for trying to attack her or killing Lonnie (Determined) then Joan comes in and takes David out of the cell, Javier looks for a way to escape. He finally tries to pry on the bars but Gabe comes and helps Javier escape, later Gabe says Eleanor finds a place so Gabe and Javier finally make it to Eleanor's place.
Than Gabe, Ava, and Javier go to the armoury to get the weapons, but they see Bob protecting it so Ava distracts him while Gabe and Javier get the weapons. After they get the weapons there is a guard in there with them, Gabe attacks the guard but fails, then Javier attacks the guard resulting in him getting stabbed in the arm, Ava comes and sees the wound so she tells Javier to go to Doctor Lingard. so Javier goes to Doctor Lingard and sees him knocked out and also sees Clementine stand besides him. Doctor Lingard finally wakes up and makes a deal with Javier and Clementine. AJ's Location for them killing him or Javier can deny the offer and doesn't find out where AJ is being held. (Determinant)
Then Clint gets upset and explains that Richmond exiles not kill so he offers a deal that Javier, David and the others leave and never come back. so the player has a choice: "Shoot Joan" or "Take The Deal". If you shoot Joan everyone gets into a shoot out between Javier's group vs the New Frontier. If you take Clint's deal then Joan says you cannot leave and the shoot out starts. Once Clint unties David, he holds Clint hostage and says everyone is a butcher.
During the shoot out Kate comes in with a armoured truck then a unnamed member of the new frontier will throw a Molotov at the truck, the truck crashes into a oil truck then the truck explodes and walkers come through the wall.
In the aftermath of the walker attack on Richmond the community is able to begin rebuilding but who is actually leading them is left unclear. As Jesus leaves, he will tell Javier that the group may start looking to him for leadership and that he could be the new leader of the group, something Javier may or may not agree with.
- Paul Lingard (Co-Leader and Head of Medicine)
- Eleanor (Doctor)
- Badger (Lieutenant)
- Bob (Guard)
- Rufus (Guard)
- Fern (Quarantine Guard)
- Villager Kid
- Guard 1 (Guard)
- Guard 2 (Guard)
- Guard 3 (Guard)
- Guard 4 (Guard)
- Guard 5 (Guard)
- Bandit 1 (Guard)
- Bandit 2 (Guard)
- Bandit 3 (Guard)
- Bandit 4 (Guard)
- Bandit 5 (Guard)
- Numerous unnamed members
- Alvin Jr.
- Max (Lieutenant, Guard and Scout) (Exiled, Determinant)
- Lonnie (Guard and Scout) (Exiled, Determinant)
- Ava (Lieutenant, Scout, and Second-in Command of Security)
- Joan (Co-Leader and Head of Diplomacy)
- Clinton Barnes (Co-Leader and Head of Rations and Food)
- David García (Co-Leader and Head of Security, Determinant)
- Joan (Determinant)
- Clinton Barnes (Determinant)
- David García (Determinant)
- Paul Lingard (Determinant)
- Max (Determinant)
- Lonnie (Determinant)
- Guard 1
- Guard 3
- Bandit 1
- Bandit 2
- Bandit 3
- Bandit 4
- Numerous unnamed members
This list shows the victims the New Frontier has killed:
- Mariana García
- Badger (Zombified, Off-Screen, Determinant)
- Ava (Determinant)
- Tripp (Determinant)
- Conrad (Caused, Determinant)
- Ida (Indirectly Caused)
- Rufus (Indirectly Caused, Determinant)
- New Frontier Guard (Indirectly Caused)
- Kate García (Indirectly Caused, Alive, Determinant)
- A few residents of the Kingdom (Confirmed Fate)
- Numerous counts of Prescott residents (Direct and Caused)
- Numerous counts of New Richmond residents (Accidental and Indirectly Caused)
- Numerous counts of the New Frontier members (Indirectly Caused)
- Numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people
- "Ties That Bind - Part 1"
- "Ties That Bind - Part 2"
- "Above The Law"
- "Thicker Than Water"
- "From The Gallows"
- Javier has a choice at the end of "From The Gallows" to stay in Richmond and become leader of the New Frontier, it is unknown who the new leader becomes if Javier declines and decides to leave Richmond.
- The group practices branding as a form of loyalty, with all members required to undergo a procedure in which The New Frontier symbol is burned onto their skin upon joining, typically on the arms or neck. The system is also used to identify each other as fellow members when outside of the community. The procedure does not seem to be used on Richmond's civilians and is only reserved for actual members of The New Frontier's military force.
- If Kate, Gabe, and Conrad survive, they are all confirmed to become members of the New Frontier.
- The New Frontier, including the civilian population of Richmond they oversee, is one of the largest known remaining groups of survivors in the apocalypse. They are estimated to have been made up of a few hundred survivors, though this figure may be far smaller now due to a herd nearly overrunning the community. They are the largest active community seen in the video games.
- Although it is not confirmed, it is possible that the New Frontier is involved in the same war as the Delta. This is supported by the attack on McCarroll Ranch and Abel's mention that the war had reached Richmond. 
- The New Frontier, alongside the Delta, are the only two large military-style groups seen in the Video Game.
- All members of the New Frontier council (Joan, Clinton Barnes, Paul Lingard, and David García) have a determinant status.
|Video Game Groups|
|Lee's Group • Save-Lots Bandits • Cancer Support Group • Crawford • Steve's Group • Roman's Group • Roberto's Group • Survivor Camp Group • Cabin Group • Carver's Group • Russian Group • Wellington • The Companion • Monroe Colonists • Scavenger Group • Prescott (Destruction Survivors) • The New Frontier • Kingdom Group • Ericson's Boarding School • The Delta|