The Last of Us keeps killing off fan fave characters and viewers are traumatised
1 March 2023, 14:46
Every episode, The Last of Us introduces viewers to someone new only to kill them at the end of the episode.
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The Last of Us keeps on killing off fan favourite characters and viewers are calling it out for repeatedly breaking their hearts.
Players of The Last of Us games will already know that the franchise is no stranger to trauma. Season 1 follows the story of the first game closely and it does not hold back. To date, the show's killed off Joel's daughter Sarah, Joel's partner Tess, Joel's friends Bill and Frank, Joel and Ellie's new companions Sam and Henry and Ellie's first love Riley to name a few.
Every episode makes viewers fall in love with someone new only to kill them off minutes later and viewers are traumatised.
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Reacting to Sarah, Tess, Bill, Frank, Joel and Ellie's deaths, one person tweeted: "the last of us has mastered the 'make you fall in love with a character and killing them that same episode' strategy". Another person added: "The Last of Us just rips out whatever’s left of your heart from the previous week every Sunday night." Honestly, I need therapy for this show.
Essentially, the show is so well written that fans can't help but be invested, but the deaths are so commonplace that every single viewer is left screaming, crying and throwing up each week when the credits role. With that in mind, here are just a few of the funniest and most relatable memes and tweets in reference to The Last of Us' ongoing death count.
1) And now Riley too! It's too much!
the last of us has mastered the "make you fall in love with a character and killing them that same episode" strategy 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/58WtQS46j1— rhaenyra targaryen's lawyer// tlou era (@Targ_Nation) February 11, 2023
2) Never has a show ruined me so often.
The Last of Us just rips out whatever’s left of your heart from the previous week every Sunday night pic.twitter.com/2La4k34Mom— Landon (@landonisdon) February 27, 2023
3) It's a toxic relationship.
Every week I look forward to the next episode of the last of us and then this is me after I’ve watched it pic.twitter.com/jkyHfu8E9r— Carly (@KxllxngEve2) February 27, 2023
4) And yet I keep coming back.
me: i love the last of us!— scoot (@skrbff) February 27, 2023
also me after each episode: pic.twitter.com/1phVPgNdF2
5) Why is this true?
the last of us happy moments:#TheLastOfUspic.twitter.com/RA9Powp98f— choppy (@nowbvcktome) February 11, 2023
6) You had a good go at it. Thanks for your input.
characters in the Last of Us appearing for 1 episode then dying pic.twitter.com/qjmsFOR8kZ— slay for pay (@Z_ninetales) February 27, 2023
7) BRB suing HBO for emotional damages.
the last of us creating the most beautiful devastating gay love stories week after week: pic.twitter.com/dqIPeNuyk7— Taylor (@mereprologue) February 27, 2023
8) This is rude.
the last of us stans showing off their favorite characters pic.twitter.com/RAadJWeCUj— elise | sarah snook’s emmy campaign (@bisexualcrises) February 28, 2023
9) Every single week.
Me after every episode of the Last of Us pic.twitter.com/jwkHUOSXpT— GINA DARLING (@MissGinaDarling) February 27, 2023
10) In conclusion.
the last of us #tlou #TheLastOfUs pic.twitter.com/fO7GmRSXSd— emilia 🍒 obx spoilers (@lexiescarina) February 27, 2023
To anyone hoping that The Last of Us will get happier as the show progresses, you've got a big storm coming!
What do you think? Are you sad The Last of Us keeps killing people off?
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