Also, from what we know, there is a substantial chance that Ellie's immunity would NOT have helped formulate a working vaccine. Even if it did, it would have been impossible to save the world with it. Joel made the right choice.
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I was exhausted by the end of that game. I can't believe how much I cared about that girl. Naughty Dog made a great story-telling decision by having the player play as Ellie and have to kill that creeper.
Last Played: The Last of Us (9.5/10) Now Playing: StarCraft 2, Vanquish, Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation, The Last of Us
I hated it. Still feel that Joel should have died at the end of Fall and had Ellie take over as the lead character. Could have made two endings that way, one being the cure ending and the other being more or less the current one...
I still don't believe most people on gamefaqs are even gamers. Just assuming they are embodiments of hate and stupidity taking digital form.
They made it too easy of a "choice." They had barely even tried non invasive procedures. Nor had they even brought it up with Ellie.
How do you non-invasily remove something wrapped around someone's brain?
The same way they remove tumors and such growing on a person's brain - probably go in, take a very small sampling of the growth, and try to culture it in their lab.
I'm still of the mindset that they should have tried infecting one or two other people with Ellie's strain first, by having her bite people or otherwise transmit it. If the mutated strain was that important, then surely trying to replicate the mutated strain via infection would be one possibility, which would also increase the number of possible "donors." Plus, who knows - if the mutated strain that makes her immune gets passed along like that, then maybe she should just purposely infect others with her strain to give them an immunity.
Of course, this would all be stuff that'd take a while to do, regardless. Plus, we don't know if they asked Ellie if it's what she wanted - they may have and she may have been fine with it because of the last few moments of the game (where she mentions her dead friends, and how she's the last one waiting for her time to come,) or they may have just said screw it to save her from freaking out and possibly causing harm to herself or others. Plus, Joel didn't know if she was even in a non-vegetative state - my first thoughts would be Ellie would have been braindamaged from the incident with the water and the bus, having been without oxygen for that long.
There's a lot of stuff that I would have tried to factor in first, were I in Joel's shoes. Tough call to make, but I think he acted too much on impulse despite me probably making the same decision were I in his shoes.