|Ellie (_endure_survive) wrote,|
@ 2018-09-24 09:31:00
Endure and Survive
|Character Name: Ellie|
Fandom: The Last of Us
Canon point: Post The Last of Us
Wiki Link: Here
Inventory: A pistol, hunting rifle, switchblade, bow and arrows. Inside her backpack, she has a pun book ("No Pun Intended"), tape, bandages, health kits, shivs, an empty bottle, a poloroid photo and a (broken) walkman that has a personalised mixtape inside. Edited to add: A note from her mom. (1/8/2020)
Appearance: Ellie is described as having auburn hair and being 5 feet 3 inches (160.02 cm) by a deceased Firefly. Ellie has bright green eyes, fair skin with freckles, a scar on her right eyebrow, and a thin stature.
Personality: Having been raised in an environment where modern standards and values have deteriorated, Ellie is considerably rash, foul-mouthed, impulsive, and temperamental, and isn't fazed by the notion of using violence as a means to an end or profanity as a way of expressing how she feels. However, she manages to maintain a particular innocence as she has yet to see the darkest sides of human nature and retains a palpable trust in people. This serves as the juxtaposition to Joel's wary, morose, and cynical outlook on post-pandemic life. She apologized to the soldier scanning her moments before stabbing him in the leg and hoped to incapacitate him and Ramirez with non-lethal means.
Ellie is also perceptibly clever and witty, and will do whatever it takes to keep Joel and herself alive. She has good survival instinct and she can be resourceful. She takes orders from Joel, but all the while makes it clear she does not "need any babysitting at all".
Ellie is enthusiastic about the outside world, given her confinement to her quarantine zone during her childhood. She is obsessed with things she collects from others, illustrated through her interest in music, movies, books, and video games. She frequently remarks her amusement upon finding interesting collectibles throughout her trip, which often clashes with Joel's physical indifference.
Ellie seems to adhere to no religion, as seen when she claims that she goes "back and forth" when asked by Sam if she believes in an afterlife. She says that she would like to believe it, but admits "I … guess not."
Ellie also suffers from a case of monophobia (fear of being alone) and states to Sam that she fears losing others she cares about such as Joel. The cause of this case is possibly related to her estranged parents and the deaths of her best friend, Riley, and hired guardian, Tess. Coincidentally, both were victims of the fungus and both had gotten infected while in her company. Soon after admitting her fear to Sam, he too, joins the list.
Ellie showed difficulties in positioning herself as a young kid in an adults' eyes, and sometimes even tends to "supervise" adults. She also takes "justice" into her own hands on her relationship with anyone, and does not think she requires any adults' consent. This self-parenting trait is related to her time spent in an orphanage, where she had learned to fend for herself. An example is when Joel falls on an iron rod. She takes Joel (by horse) to an abandoned mall in order to find supplies to stitch his wound up. Afterward, she takes him to an abandoned house on a sled attached to her horse and continues to nurse him back to health, while at the same time getting them food, and medicine from David.
Ellie's sexuality indicates that she is interested in women romantically.
Powers & Abilities: Initially, Ellie was fairly unskilled in techniques to survive. She cannot swim, a hindrance to herself since swimming is crucial, given the amount of water bodies in the locations she travels. She carries a switchblade, which is her only weapon until she is trusted with a gun by Joel. Due to doubting her ability, Joel does not grant a firearm to Ellie until she saves him by shooting a hunter, and only afterwards does he teach her how to use a hunting rifle. Later on, she becomes more proficient in combat, sporting a number of weapons such as a pistol, rifle, bow, and explosives, along with her trademark switchblade.
She is at first armed with a bow, which she uses quite well. Her stealth capabilities are similar to Joel's, and she even has a less-honed version of the listening mode that Joel has. Compared to Joel, however, she has limited hand-to-hand combat skills, as she struggles to defeat fully-grown men, having to rely on stunning them with a brick or bottle to gain an upper hand. She also lacks the strength to grapple human enemies and Infected, meaning she is unable to use the former as a human shield. She is relatively inexperienced compared to Joel, as she is often surprised and is easily snuck up upon; David remarks she is "easy to track", the man successfully strangling her unconscious despite her drawing her switchblade on him. She also struggled to defeat David in a fight, nearly strangled to death, only defeating him by using his own machete against him.
Ellie is effective as a partner, since she can spot and warn about enemies for Joel (she will not be spotted unless Joel is spotted) and at times fight alongside him. On rare occasions, she may give Joel ammunition or a health kit. She can also attack hostile survivors with her switchblade who grapple with Joel (both Infected and human) and occasionally dazes the latter by throwing bricks and bottles at them to give Joel a greater chance to act. Given her light frame, Joel often lifts her up over high ledges and obstacles, where she can then obtain a nearby ladder so Joel can access the once inaccessible areas.
Ellie's most important, and unique, ability is her complete immunity to the fungus. Due to a strange mutation in her brain that developed following her initial infection, she became immune to the bites and spores of the Infected. It is presumed that if she was properly studied, some form of cure or countermeasure for the infection could be created. This is never clarified, however, since the study would result in her death, which Joel would not allow.
Note: Most information was taken from Ellie's wiki page.
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