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Kenny (The Walking Dead)

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~ Kenny while fighting Lee
~ Kenny blaming Clementine for Sarita's death

Kenny is a main character in Telltale's Walking Dead Franchise. He first appeared in Season 1 as the tritagonist and in Season 2 as the deuteragonist. Kenny was a more rational, calmer man in the first half of Season 1, known for taking action and being a true friend to Lee but after the death of his wife Katjaa, son Duck he became increasingly unstable and depressed. When he returns in Season 2 he has become even more unstable and volatile and reckless, indirectly causing several characters deaths but one remaining light is Kenny's friendship with Clementine and his care for Alvin Jr.. His actions in the story had lead him to be viewed as a villain by many of the characters within the game and some fans, and can be seen as the main antagonist of the final episode in season 2 depending on the player's perspective. 

He is voiced by Gavin Hammon, who also voices The Tweedles in The Wolf Among Us.


Kenny's dark actions often have a negative effect on the other characters and is a major factor in the motives of Lilly, Mike, Bonnie and the Stranger's villainous actions, either out of fear of Kenny and what he might do, or Kenny did something horrible to them and they wanted to seek vengeance on Kenny and his friends. However Kenny's role in their motives is debatable due to their own actions in regard to Lee and Clementine's endangerment.

  • Lilly was horribly traumatized due to Kenny smashing Larry's head right in front of her. This leads Lilly to not save Lee (if he sides with Kenny). She later kills Doug or Carley and if kept, she steals the RV and escapes.
  • The Stranger wanted revenge since Kenny and the group stole all of his food and supplies from his "abandoned car" that lead to his family being killed by walkers. This leads to him kidnapping Clementine and trying to kill Lee.
  • Bonnie and Mike feared Kenny's unstable and unpredictable behavior and they also didn't like him bullying Arvo, which is what led them to betraying to group and stealing the truck so they can "get away from Kenny". 
  • Arvo was being bullied, and abused by Kenny almost every single time they were together. After being bullied and beaten, Arvo feared Kenny and he grew to hate the group even more than he did already. Arvo also attempted to join Bonnie and Mike in stealing the truck and he also shot Clementine with his rifle.
  • Jane wanted to show Clementine that Kenny was dangerous. Jane faked the baby's death to send Kenny into a wrathful state in front of Clementine so she would eliminate Kenny, if the player chooses to. 

Villainous Actions

  • Wanted to forcefully take over the St. John's Dairy in case the St. Johns themselves weren't all they appeared.
  • Smashed Larry's head with a salt lick, believing that he was dead which the player can side with. 
  • Stole food and supplies from the the Stranger's abandoned car which indirectly led to the Stranger's wife and daughter getting killed. 
  • If Lee does not help kill Larry, Kenny will not save Lee from Danny St. John, and in Long Road Ahead, he will not save Lee from the walkers in the pharmacy.
  • Kenny was willing to let walkers devour a terrified woman so they can gain more time gathering supplies.
  • He suggested that Lee should leave Lilly for the walkers, after she killed Carley/Doug.
  • He attacks Lee when told to stop the train, although in his defense, Lee was insulting him. 
  • Is quick to suggest the killing of someone who may or may not turn, but refuses to acknowledge indisputable evidence that Duck would (though this is understandable as Duck was his son). 
  • Insulted Lee and other group members at multiple occasions.
  • Wanted to kill Ben after he found out about his dealings with the bandits.
  • Not complying with William Carver and getting Alvin killed (Determinant).
  • Brutally beats Carver to death with a crowbar without remorse, though Carver was an evil tyrant who had some form of karma coming. 
  • Blamed Clementine for Sarita's death even though she was reanimating, though he does later apologize and realizes Clem only did what she thought was right. 
  • He treats Arvo like trash throughout No Going Back. He pushes him around, calls him racist names towards Russians such as "ruskie" and "commie", and even goes as far as beating Arvo within an inch of his life after when Arvo says fuck you to Kenny due to his abusive behavior.
  • Attempts to, or successfully, murders Jane as he believed she killed the baby (Also violently throws Clem out of the way if she tries to stop him).

Kill Count

  • Larry: Head smashed with a salt lick.
  • Duck (Determinant, Zombified): Shot in the head with a handgun before he can turn.
  • Fivel (Determiant, Zombified): Shot in the head with a handgun.
  • Ben Paul (Determinant): Shot in the head with a handgun to prevent him from being devoured.
  • Johnny: Shot in the head with his rifle.
  • William Carver: Brutally beaten to death with a crowbar.
  • Sarita (Determinant): Shot in the head.
  • Rebecca (Zombified, Determinant): Shot in the head.
  • Natasha (Assumed): Shot.
  • Buricko: Shot in the head.
  • Vitali: Shot in the head while his neck has been stabbed with a knife.
  • Jane (Determinant): Stabbed.
  • Numerous counts of Zombies


  • Kenny was one of three characters to appear in all five episodes of Season One, the other two being Lee and Clementine
  • He made a racist comment to Lee when they were inspecting the lock at the St. John Dairy, making the assumption that he knew how to pick a lock simply because he was "urban", a kind of terminology for African-Americans.
  • He calls Arvo a 'Commie,' due to his Russian origin he also tells Arvo to say his sentence "in American".
  • If Kenny is killed in Episode 10, he has the longest lifespan of any character to get killed in the series.
  • Kenny has some similarities to The Governor, especially the TV version. Both lose family members which hardens them. Both get their eye damaged and end up wearing an eyepatch. Both the TV Governor and Kenny end up doing extreme things so they can protect a child. Both the TV Governor and Kenny are shot by a loved one after they kill someone (Determinant). Unlike The Governor who dies in disgrace though, Kenny either dies with honor or lives and redeems himself.


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