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- "I spent a lot of time at my grandma's house growing up, what with my dad being a drunk and my mom working three jobs. But after my grandpa died, grandma just kinda... shut down. Spent all day and night rocking in her chair in the den. I'd sit there at her feet as we both watched TV, mostly cartoons since she never seemed to care. Sometimes I could hear her crying, but I didn't look back. I'd just feel really weird and turn up the volume, you know? Anyway, one day she left the den and came back with another chair and a .22 rifle. Set the rifle butt on the top of that chair, holding the barrel back to her chest. so, you know... she had trouble to reaching the trigger this way, but she must have known it would happen... Because she took out this really tacky wooden backscratcher, the really long kind with one end shaped like a hand, and used that to pull the trigger. So... yeah. Bang, right? Her body folded up and just kept... rocking. My mom came to get me five hours later. I hadn't moved. She asked, why I didn't call the police or an ambulance or anything. I shrugged and told her it wasn't like grandma was going anywhere... and besides, I just wanted to finish my cartoons. She shipped me off to Ericson's the next day. I was eleven."
- —Violet revealing her past to Clementine. (Determinant)[src]
Violet, also referred to as Vi, who can be the determinant tritagonist in Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Four. She is a fisher and supply runner for Ericson's Boarding School and the former girlfriend of Minerva. Following the death of the original leader, Violet became the de-facto leader of the boarding school for a short while up until the attack on the school by a group of soldiers from the Delta where she is determinately replaced by Clementine. She is also a possible love interest for Clementine.
Violet is pragmatic, cold, sarcastic, serious, and loner-typed but overall caring individual. She tend to push people away or shut them out, struggles to move on from past mistakes even if they aren't in her control and blames herself for things that out of her control. Tends to keep problems to herself instead of talking things out.
Violet lived in a trailer with her family. Her father was a drunk while her mother worked three jobs, causing her to spend most of her time with her grandparents. When she was eleven, Violet's grandmother committed suicide right behind her by shooting herself through the mouth while Violet just watched cartoons, not bothered by the events, resulting in her mother sending her to Ericson's. She had made close friendships with Minerva, Sophie, their little brother Tennessee, and Brody at the school before the outbreak began.
During the early days of the outbreak, the adults at the school left Violet along with rest of the children to fend for themselves.
She became romantically involved with Minerva at a unknown point.
After Minerva and Sophie's supposed deaths, Violet became withdrawn and antagonistic, only really confiding in Tennessee who shared her loss. After Violet realized the the day the girls "died" was the day she flunked her turn for a supply run, it devastated her. Since Brody took her place that day and failed to protect the sisters, it caused a large rift to open up in their friendship, as both felt guilty for different reasons.
After Clementine awakens from being knocked out by a car crash, Violet watches her walk through the courtyard from atop a wall after Tenn alerts her. When walkers encroach into the school's safe zone and endanger a hunting party, she accuses Clementine of being responsible bitterly. However, she is impressed when Clementine helps fight off the walkers and compliments her about it, then joins Marlon and Louis in a game of War to find out more about the newcomer. Later in the evening, Violet goes to retrieve art supplies for Tenn from Minerva and Sophie's old room and discovers Clementine and Alvin Jr. have been set up there. She apologizes for her earlier belligerence and opens up to Clem about what had happened to the twins, appreciating it if Clem consoles her.
Go Fishing: The next day, Violet, Brody, and Clem go to the old fishing cabin to catch fish, Violet expressing irritation at Brody's flights of fancy. Once alone with Clem, she apologizes for the previous night's awkward conversation and reveals that she and Brody were close friends prior to Minerva and Sophie's deaths; and that the reason Brody had been with them was because Violet had wanted to work in the greenhouse and asked to change places with her. Clem can choose to help them reconcile and begin to repair their friendship. If Clem fails to do so, Violet will stay resentful towards Brody. While passing through the hunting area looking for Louis and Aasim, they discover several of their rabbit snares have been raided and sabotaged.
Go Hunting: After Clem, Louis, and Aasim show up at the fishing cabin to find it ransacked, with the spears stolen, Violet and Brody arrive - having not had much success fishing due to the traps having been raided.
When Clem discovers a hand-rolled cigarette made from a bible page, Brody panics and rushes off to inform Marlon. Aasim takes the meager catch back to the school; and Clem, Vi, and Louis decide to procure additional food from the old train station. Vi keeps watch at the door while Louis distracts the herd of walkers and Clem and AJ load food into duffel-bags. Violet bursts into the room, either interrupting the standoff between Clem, AJ, and Abel; or just missing Clem shoving Abel out the window and into the horde of walkers. They return to the school, but Brody's outburst after learning of Abel's presence spoils the triumphant mood and Violet soon leaves to clean up - depressed due to the nearing anniversary of Minnie and Sophie's deaths.
Later that evening, Violet is awakened by a commotion in the school courtyard and exits to see Marlon being held at gunpoint by AJ and accusing Clem of having murdered Brody. Violet is shocked when Clem counter-accuses Marlon of giving Minerva and Sophie up to raiders to keep himself safe from threat, and having murdered Brody to cover it up.
Appeal to Violet: Clementine turns to Violet for support after Marlon takes AJ's revolver and threatens to kill her. Violet initially agrees with Marlon's accusations that she can't place her trust in someone she's only known for a few days; saying she doesn't really know Clem. However, if Clem continues appealing to Violet successfully, she will regain her determination and stand between Marlon and Clementine, pulling out her meat cleaver. She tells Marlon to drop the gun and let the matter be resolved properly, rallying the other students to her side.
Appeal to Louis: After Louis steps up and stands between Clem and Marlon, Violet joins their side in attempting to persuade Marlon to drop the gun and surrender peacefully.
After AJ retrieves his gun and kills Marlon, Violet is among the students staring at him, horrified.
After Marlon's death, the group turns against Clem and AJ for their role in his death. Louis denounces AJ as a murderer, but before any further altercation could happen, she stands between the rest of the group and AJ, telling them to stand down and for Clem to take AJ to the dorms before the situation can escalate further. Violet and the others spend the night digging graves for Marlon and Brody, and the following day she sends Tenn to invite Clem and AJ to their funeral, but cannot bring herself to say a eulogy for the former on account of what he did to Minerva, Sophie, and Brody. When Mitch angrily confronts Clementine and AJ, demanding they be ostracized from the school, Violet stands up for them again and tells them to return to their dorms while the group holds a vote. Violet votes to let them stay, but is outnumbered 5-3 by the others and goes with Louis to inform Clem and AJ of the decision. If Clem accepts the decision to banish them, (Determinant) her complacency irritates Violet, who urges her to fight back.
Violet and Louis escort Clem and AJ outside the safe zone, with Violet wishing they could have stayed. Once they do, they leave Clem and AJ alone in the woods. When Clem and AJ are ambushed and held hostage by Lilly and Abel, Violet and Louis double back to save them. If Clem calls out to her for help, Violet will shoot Lilly in the shoulder with Marlon's bow, but Louis will be shot in the arm by Abel. (Determinant) Louis and Violet flee and return to the school, presuming the raiders to have killed Clementine and AJ. When Clementine returns the following day with a wounded and sick AJ as a result of being shot by Abel, Violet has Ruby and Louis treat his injuries and calls Clementine into the head office to talk.
Violet tells Clementine that she lost control when she saw her in danger, stating she is relieved to see her. If Clementine called out to her and Louis for help against Lilly and Abel, (Determinant) Violet will express her concern about Louis to Clementine. If Clementine told Violet and Louis to run, (Determinant) she thanked Clementine for her bravery in protecting them despite being in danger herself. Violet tells Clementine that Mitch and the others are not happy she has returned and asks Clementine who Lilly is, saying the others are suspicious that Clementine seems familiar with the raiders and expresses alertness that she allowed a stranger to see the school. Violet laments the situation, wondering how she's going to convince the others to let Clementine and AJ stay in the face of the oncoming chaos. When informed what Lilly and Abel's group does with the youths they capture, Violet agrees to Clementine's proposal to fortify the school and prepare for the raiders' inevitable attack. When Mitch barges into the head office, he shoves Violet, reprimanding her for going back on the group's decision to exile Clementine and AJ. However, Violet rebukes him and sends him to help Clem retrieve barbed wire and other supplies from the greenhouse. Mitch questions her authority, but Violet shuts down his challenge and assumes leadership of the boarding school as no one else has stood up to replace Marlon.
As tensions rise during the two-week wait for the raiders' attack, Violet argues with Louis about not pulling his weight and asks Clementine to oversee the preparations and make sure everyone is doing their jobs. After a fight breaks out between Aasim and Willy, Violet joins Louis, Clementine, AJ, Tenn, and Aasim for a game of Truth-or-Dare to ease tensions, noting they have not played a card game since the game of War. When her turn comes up, she asks Clementine if she would rather marry, "flip", or kill; offering Aasim, Ruby, and James as choices. When Louis asks Clementine if she's developed feelings for anyone since arriving, Violet snarks at his way of phrasing the question. If Clem says that she has, Violet is surprised; and if Clementine says she hasn't, Violet pokes fun at Louis. (Determinant) After the game concludes, Violet invites Clementine to join her atop the bell tower to survey the back wall's defenses.
Go with Violet: As Violet and Clementine climb the tower's ruined interior, Violet tells Clementine about her life before the walker apocalypse: having been brought up as Christian, spending a lot of time with her grandmother, and getting chicken nuggets after Sunday School. Satisfied with the defenses, Violet asks Clementine if she has time to hang out with her before her lookout shift. Sitting on the wall, Violet notes that Clementine could have left at any time after AJ's wounds were treated, asking why she stayed to help them fight the raiders. If Clementine responded that Ericson is her home, Violet will say that she's glad. If Clementine responded that it's safer there, Violet agrees. If Clementine responded that she stayed because that's where Violet was, she is touched and says that she's glad. If Clementine stays silent, Violet will mention that she hoped Clem would come back. In response to Clem asking if she knows any constellations, Violet makes a game out of making up new ones and asking Clem which of the group she thinks fits the traits she ascribes to them.
If Clementine assigns the fish constellation to her, Violet chuckles and remarks that is not the case since she specified "good with people", but takes it as a compliment anyway. If Clementine assigns it to AJ, Violet will say that he's getting better at being around other people and that Clementine is doing good with him. If Clementine is silent, Violet states that she thinks it would have been suitable for Minerva. If Clem picks the fish for herself, Violet remarks that she doesn't meet the "full of energy" requirement - having missed lookout shifts due to sleeping in. If Clementine assigns the knife constellation to her, Violet agrees that she likes that one. If Clementine assigns it to herself Violet states that Clem fits the description and that she wishes the others could see Clem the way she does. If Clementine is silent, Violet says Ruby is a good pick for the knife. If Clementine assigns it to AJ, Violet will say that he can survive and that there's no question in that. If Clementine assigns the bird constellation to everyone/herself, Vi remarks that maybe someday they'll be able to fly away together. If Clementine remains silent, Vi sadly states that she guesses they don't know anyone like that. If Clementine assigns the bird constellation to her, Violet admits that sometimes she feels overwhelmed and wonders what it would be like to be weightless. If Clementine assigns both the fish and the knife to her, Violet is flattered but tells her to pick someone else. If Clementine assigns both the fish and the knife to herself, Violet is annoyed and calls her out on hogging them. (Determinant)
Deciding to try to confess her feelings, Violet tells Clementine that she has watched countless friends and loved ones leave and never return, but that Clementine came back and now she can not imagine what life without her would be like. Violet grows embarrassed, muttering about how it sounds stupid out loud and hoping that she got her meaning across even with subtlety.
Friends: If Clem responds by telling Violet that they're good friends, Violet is noticeably disappointed but still grateful, stating that it's nice to have someone she can trust again. She jokingly asks Clementine they need to make friendship bracelets, grumbling that she hates arts and crafts when Clementine teasingly responds it's not official until they do.
Feelings: If Clementine responds by telling Violet that she's developed romantic feelings for her and says she wants to be Violet's girlfriend, Violet is surprised but happily agrees and says she'd like that. If Clementine says she wants to take things slow and deal with extenuating circumstances first, Violet is understanding and says she's not going anywhere, adding that she's glad her feelings for Clementine are mutual. If Clementine says she's not sure what her feelings are, just that she likes Violet and wants this, Violet says she does too. If Clementine kisses her, Violet is initially shocked and despondent on the kiss but becomes overjoyed that her feelings are reciprocated. If Clementine confesses she has feelings for her, Violet hesitantly places her hand on Clementine's to affirm their new relationship.
Ruby interrupts the moment by calling out for them, and Clementine leaves to start her lookout shift.
Go with Louis: Violet spends the evening on the balcony alone.
When Clementine spots the raiders approaching, Violet tells Clementine to stay safe. (Determinant) When the raiders break down the gates, Violet arms herself with a bow and arrow while hiding behind a brick cover along with Louis and the others, and is shocked to hear from Lilly that Minnie is still alive and a willing member of the raiders' group.
If Clementine chose to spend time with her, Violet gets into a fight with one of the female raiders while Louis tackles Lilly and is grabbed. (Determinant) If Clementine chose to spend time with Louis, Violet is the one who tackles Lilly off Clementine while Louis gets into a fight with one of the raiders. (Determinant)
Save Violet (Alive): If Clementine chooses to save Violet, she shoots the enemy raider with Marlon's bow, enabling Violet to get away; though Louis, Aasim, and Omar are captured. Once the Walkers that enter through the breached gates are dealt with, Violet despairs at the loss of her friends, saying if she knew where to look she'd smash down their walls herself. Clementine reassures her, and Violet watches with a cold glare as she turns to interrogate Abel.
Save Louis (Alive): If Clementine chooses to save Louis, Violet is subdued and is taken to the raiders' camp.
If Violet was saved in "Suffer The Children", then she will be present with Clementine at the school.
If not, then she'll be seen held captive at the Delta's place of operations. When Clementine reunites with her, Violet will have lost all respect for Clem for letting her get abducted and will even assist Minerva during her fight with Clem, cementing her hostility towards her.
Violet will appear in this episode. She will either still have her left pinkie finger, or have it removed, depending on if she is saved by Clementine in "Suffer The Children" and if Clem lets AJ attack Dorian or not.
If Violet was saved, Clem finds her on the beach being attacked by a walker coming out of the river. After being saved by Clem, they reunite; and watch as Minerva is mauled by a walker. As more walkers pour onto the beach, Violet helps the other students pile into one of the Delta's carts - kissing Clem if romanced (Determinant); but Minerva lobbing a grenade at Clem causes the carthorse to flee - leaving Clem, AJ, and Tenn behind. Violet reappears after Clem, AJ, and Tenn escape the limestone caves, having left the others to search for them. While walking back to the boarding school, Violet tells Clementine that she thought that she might have been killed, and laments having wasted a year pushing away her friends over her grief at losing Minerva. Violet vows to become a better leader than Marlon was, and proposes renaming the school. If Clem proposes calling it "Castle Violet", she is amused but initially refuses before acquiescing. Upon arriving at a damaged bridge, they are confronted by Minerva, who is in an advanced state of infection and leading a horde of walkers with her singing. Minerva attempts to persuade Tenn to die alongside her so that they can be together with Sophie, and attacks when AJ intervenes. When Minerva is grabbed by walkers and Tenn tries to run to her, Violet tries to restrain him.
Don't trust AJ (Dead): If AJ doesn't shoot Tenn, he will instead yell for Violet to throw Tenn over the gap. As soon as she does, however, Violet will be swarmed by walkers and killed.
Trust AJ (Alive): If AJ shoots Tenn in the neck to save her from oncoming walkers Violet will safely jump across. She is livid and berates AJ for murdering his best friend. She is separated from Clem - whose leg was slashed by Minerva and bitten by a walker - and returns to the boarding school. If romanced, she is shown affectionately supporting Clem in the epilogue, having passed on her duties as the leader of Ericson's to her. Violet forgives AJ for killing Tenn, admitting that Tenn tended to mess up serious situations long before Clem and AJ arrived. She then informs Clem of an incoming caravan of survivors. She is sent alongside AJ to investigate if they're friendly or not.
If Louis was saved, Violet will have been injured by the bomb going off, burning her face and blinding her in at least one eye. Despite Clem saving her from a walker, Violet initially remains hostile and angrily demands to know where Minerva is. Louis calms Violet down and she asks him to not let go of her. While taking shelter, Violet reveals that the blast messed her eyesight up, attempting to apologize for her earlier hostility, though Clem says they'll worry about that when everyone's safe. Violet is loaded onto the cart with the other survivors and taken back to the boarding school. In the epilogue, she is seen eating next to Clem with a bandage over her right eye.
- Killed By
- Clementine (Indirectly Caused)
- Alvin Jr. (Indirectly Caused)
- Minerva (Indirectly Caused)
- Tennessee (Indirectly Caused)
Violet attempts to pull Tennessee away from Minerva, who is in the process of being devoured by walkers as Tenn attempts to run to her. If AJ was not trusted back at the cave, he will call out at Violet to throw Tenn over the bridge. Violet succeeds in throwing Tenn over and attempts to jump over herself, but it is too late as walkers close in on her and devour her alive. According to Tenn he saw the remains and tells AJ that their remains were "just bones and stuff. Meat."
This list shows the victims Violet has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies
- Violet hates baseball.
- Violet claims to have eaten a horse's eyeball.
- Violet loves chicken nuggets.
- In "Suffer The Children", she mentions how she would "give an eye" for a chicken nugget, and (Determinant) she becomes completely blind in her right eye and has a damaged but still working left eye in "Take Us Back".
- In the original script, after Violet called Clementine a chicken, she made a horrible squawking noise. Clem teased her about it being “the worst chicken noise” she’d ever heard.
- Violet is one of the three characters who voted for Clementine and Alvin Jr. to stay at Ericson's along with Aasim and Tennessee.
- If Violet is captured by the Delta in "Suffer The Children", in "Broken Toys", she will become hostile towards Clementine and will side with Delta and her ex-girlfriend Minerva as a result of brainwashing. This makes her one of the two characters in the video game series to become a determinant antagonist, the others being Jonas and James.
- Violet can determinately become blind in her right eye and partially blind in the left, depending on whether or not she was saved in "Suffer The Children".
- Violet is one of twelve LGBT characters to appear in the game, the others being her ex-girlfriend Minerva, Clementine, Walter, Matthew, Zachary, Jonas, Paige, Javier García, Paul Monroe, James, and Charlie.
- Violet and Minerva are the third same-sex couple in the video game, the first being Walter and Matthew, and the second being Zachary and Jonas. Violet and Clementine can be a potential fourth same-sex couple.
- Out of those, they are the first lesbian couple.
- Violet displays many characteristics similar to Kenny:
- Both are protective and loyal to who they consider family and vice versa, and will get angry when they feel betrayed.
- Clementine and Violet can get into a physical fight in "Broken Toys", which mirrors the fight Lee and Kenny had in "Long Road Ahead". (Determinant)
- In "Take Us Back", Violet can end up with an eyepatch after being blinded (Determinant), similar to Kenny's, although his orbital was fractured from a brutal beating by Carver in "In Harm's Way".
- Violet is one of eleven characters to appear in all four episodes of Season 4, the others being Clementine, Alvin Jr., Louis, Tennessee, Ruby, Willy, Aasim, Omar, Rosie, and Abel.