The Last Of Us: Part 2 - Joel Is Alive Or Dead Theories Presented

By Nick Halden , Dec 23, 2016 04:00 AM EST

The Last of Us: Part 2 has sparked debates whether Joel is still alive or dead in the sequel. Arguments from both sides have presented their theories.

The Last of Us: Part 2 Promo Video

The Last of Us Part 2 trailer showed a much older and a bloodstained Ellie. The bodies inside the house and the cut in her forehead indicate that she had something to do with. The ensuing scene with Joel is the part that sparked the conflicting theories of his status in the sequel.

Joel Is Dead

Joel is the protagonist from the previous game. This time though, The Last of Us Part 2 promo video now focused on Ellie. Joel was also shown but in way that seems to indicate that something is not right. He did not react to the various bodies inside the house and his face was not shown. The short conversation between Joel and Ellie provides a vital clue for the pro-death fans. It seems Joel is not going to join Ellie in her quest this time which is odd. The first installment clearly showed that he did everything to protect her especially when dealing with the Fireflies. If Joel will not accompany her, this means he is dead.

Joel Is Alive

Pro-life fans believe that the game's developer, Naughty Dog would not stoop to such "cheap" gimmick, according to Gamerant. They also argued that Joel's death at this stage will ruin the upcoming major conflict between the two characters. In the previous installment, Joel saved Ellie and then lied to her about what really happened at the hospital. We could only imagine the repercussions once she learns the truth.

Game's Release Date

Despite the release of a promo video, The Last of Us Part 2 may take several years to develop. Fans could expect additional information about the fate of Joel and Ellie in the coming days ahead.

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