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

Updated July 23, 2020 2.7k votes 224 voters 1.2k views22 items

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 struggled for a long time with survivin', and no matter what, you keep finding something to fight for.

    Voice actor: Troy Baker

    Appears in: The Last of Us, The Last of Us: Left Behind, The Last of Us Part II

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    After all we've been through... Everything that I've done, it can't be for nothing.

    Voice actor: Ashley Johnson

    Appears in: The Last of Us, The Last of Us: Left Behind, The Last of Us Part II

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    Tommy

    My cause is my family now.

    Voice actor: Jeffrey Pierce

    Appears in: The Last of Us, The Last of Us Part II

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    Tess

    I can buy you some time but you have to run.

    Voice actor: Annie Wersching

    Appears in: The Last of Us

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