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10 Of The Best Characters In The Last Of Us

Take a look below for our list of 10 of the best characters in the Last of US.

1. Joel

Joel Miller is the playable protagonist of The Last of Us, and a supporting character in The Last of Us: Left Behind and The Last of Us Part II, in which he is briefly playable.

Joel was a survivor in post-apocalyptic America that had been ravaged by the Cordyceps brain infection. After losing his only daughter Sarah in the early stages of the outbreak, Joel became a ruthless and cynical smuggler eventually tasked with smuggling and protecting Ellie, a young girl who was the key to mankind’s survival. Joel eventually formed a strong bond with her.

2. Ellie

Ellie is the central character of The Last of Us series. She serves as the deuteragonist of The Last of Us, the playable protagonist of both The Last of Us: Left Behind and The Last of Us Part II, and the main character in The Last of Us: American Dreams. When introduced as a fourteen-year-old survivor, Ellie is “mature beyond her years” – a result of the circumstances of her environment.

3. Tess

Tess was a supporting character in The Last of Us. A hardened survivor, she was the long-term smuggling partner of Joel Miller. The pair made their living as smugglers in Boston, where they traded with survivors outside of the city. She had a “dog-eat-dog” philosophy, similar to Joel and Ellie.

4. Tommy

Tommy Miller is a supporting character in The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II. He is Joel’s younger brother, and Sarah’s paternal uncle.

A caring and compassionate man, Tommy survived the early years of the outbreak with Joel. However, the two separated as Tommy sought a more meaningful life than mere survival, leading him to join the Fireflies and later seek redemption through his wife, Maria, and the community of Jackson.

5. Sarah

Sarah Miller is the tertiary playable character and a supporting character of The Last of Us. She was the 12-year-old daughter of Joel before the Cordyceps brain infection outbreak.

6. Bill

At some point prior to the events of The Last of Us, Bill and his partner Frank were the only survivors living in Lincoln, a town that was populated by an unusually large number of infected. However, at some point, Frank left Bill on his own and disappeared. To protect himself from the infected and the Hunters, Bill constructed many barricades and traps.

7. David

David was the main antagonist of the winter chapter in The Last of Us, appearing as the leader of a group of cannibalistic survivors.

8. Marlene

Marlene was the final antagonist in The Last of Us and appeared within a flashback in The Last of Us Part II. She was the commander of the Fireflies and a good friend of Ellie’s mother Anna.

9. Henry

Henry was a supporting character in The Last of Us. He appeared as a survivor from Hartford and the older brother of Sam, who he was fiercely protective of, to the point of underestimating his comprehension and capability in hostile situations. He openly chastised Sam if he believed he did something that would compromise their efficiency or, in particular, his safety.

10. Maria

Maria Miller is a supporting character in The Last of Us and The Last of Us Part II. She is Tommy Miller’s wife. She, along with her husband, runs a thriving community in Jackson, Wyoming.

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