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Ranking All The Best & Worst Characters From 'The Last Of Us' Games

The Last of Us series stands apart from other video games in terms of just how well-developed and emotional the characters are. You play as Joel and Ellie, a duo trying to make their way to safety in the landscape of a dystopian apocalypse in what used to be the United States. Sure, you have to fend off cannibalistic monsters, but you also have to watch out for the most dangerous monster of all: man. 

With The Last of Us Part II picking up five years after the original left off, the latest entry adds even more characters to the mix. And, much like in real life, their loyalty isn't always quite so clear. One minute they're sweet and charming, and the next, they're holding a knife to your throat. Naughty Dog is known for adding an enormous amount of depth to its characters, so when something happens to someone, you truly feel it. Which of The Last of Us 2 characters do you find yourself gravitating toward the most?

Who are your favorite Last of Us characters? And which ones do you hate the most? And which ones do you hate the most? From the original to The Last of Us: Left Behind and The Last of Us Part 2, vote up all the new and old characters you love(d), and vote down all the characters you can't stand.

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    I heard you had quite a night after I left.

    Voice actor: Stephen Chang

    Appears in: The Last of Us Part II

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    Once upon a time, I had somebody that I cared about. It was a partner. Somebody I had to look after. And in this world, that sort of sh*t's good for one thing: gettin' you killed.

    Voice actor: W. Earl Brown

    Appears in: The Last of Us

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    Oh, Ellie. They should be terrified of you.

    Voice actor: Shannon Woodward

    Appears in: The Last of Us Part II

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    I'm not spending the rest of my life with some a**hole telling me who to shoot and where to sh*t.

    Voice actor: Yaani King

    Appears in: The Last of Us: Left Behind

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