Does Marlene Die in the Last of Us? What Happened With Her?

The Last of Us, which is a live-action version of a video game, has become a critically acclaimed series that does the source material justice. Like the award-winning video game, the series follows Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal), who is asked to protect a young girl named Ellie, whose immunity to a monster Cordyceps virus could save the world.

The series was made by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) and Neil Druckmann, who also worked on the original game. It follows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) 20 years after a deadly infection has destroyed society.

In the last episode of the season, “Look for the Light,” Joel made a big choice to save Ellie from the Fireflies, which led to a string of deaths.

At the Fireflies hospital, Joel and Ellie find Marlene, but things quickly go wrong. How does she die in the game, and is it the same in the show?

Who is Marlene?

Marlene is the leader of the Fireflies, a revolutionary group that is against the military dictatorship that has taken over the United States. The Fireflies think that they can find a cure for the deadly fungal infection by studying Ellie, a teenage girl who is immune to it. At first, Marlene seems to be on Joel and Ellie’s side, but later in the game, her true intentions become clear.

How Does Marlene Die in the Last of Us Show?

After saving Ellie from the Fireflies hospital, Joel shoots and kills Marlene.

After Joel kills almost everyone in the hospital, Marlene finds him getting off the elevator with Ellie and confronts him. “You can’t keep her safe forever. No matter how hard you try or how many people you kill, Joel, she’ll grow up. Then what? Either you’ll die or she’ll leave. “How long until she’s torn apart by infected or killed by raiders because she lives in a broken world you could have fixed?” she says.

Does Marlene Die in the Last of Us

“Maybe,” he says, “but it’s not up to you to decide.” “Or you,” she tells him, urging him to do what is right. Even though he has killed someone, she tells him they can still make things work, but he shoots her anyway.

Then we see Marlene’s last moments and hear her ask Joel to let her live. “You’d just go after her,” he says in a cold voice, then puts her down.

How Does Marlene Die in the Last of Us Game?

Marlene dies the same way: she tries to convince Joel not to leave with Ellie, and just as she lowers her gun, he shoots her.

Just like the show’s finale, but with even more action, Joel barely makes it to the elevator with Ellie and then fights Marlene in the parking lot. “It’s too late to save her. Even if you leave, what will you do? How long until a pack of clickers rips her to pieces? “That is if she hasn’t already been raped and killed,” she says.

Does Marlene Die in the Last of Us

“That’s not up to you,” he says. “She would want it. You already know it. You still have a chance to do the right thing. She tells him, “She won’t feel anything,” as she moves her gun away. The scene cuts briefly to Joel and Ellie, then goes back to show him shooting her with a gun he was hiding.

As he is about to get in the car, he hears Marlene grunting in pain. “Wait! Let me go. She begs him, “Please,” but he tells her, “You’d just go after her,” and shoots her in the head.

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