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Why Louis will die

In a recent episode of GameTrailers TV, it was revealed that one of the original four survivors from Left 4 Dead will die in the upcoming Left 4 Dead 2 DLC, The Passing. During the course of the new campaign, one character will be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice so that the rest of the group can continue. But which one will be meeting their maker when the new content releases?

Maybe it’ll be Bill. After all, he’s old, brittle and is a heavy smoker. Or maybe it’ll be Francis. Everyone loves how Francis hates things, so it’d be quite a twist to permanently axe one of the series most popular characters. And then there’s Zoey. Will the young student and horror movie fan meet her end at the hands of the horde?

After going over all the options, we decided that all signs point to Louis as the survivor who’s doomed to die at the end of the new campaign. How could it be anyone else? Hear us out and tell us if you think we’re crazy in the comments sections below.


Above: One of these four survivors won't make it through the new campaign in The Passing

The many mistakes of Louis

Watch the opening cinematic trailer for Left 4 Dead, and you’ll see how full of fail Louis truly is. During the short movie, Louis manages to make just about every common mistake that’ll make your teammates hate you. He shines his flashlight in the witches face, he runs away from the group, he ends up getting pounced, and he sets off the car alarm, which alerts the horde.

As the unofficial mascot for bad Left 4 Dead players around the world, sacrificing Louis for the good of the group at the end of The Passing sounds like the perfect way to redeem the cowardly spaz – and we think that’s how it’s going to play out.


Above: Louis gets ready to shine his flashlight on the witch


Above: Running away from the group is never a good idea…


Above: Not content with being saved by Zoey, Louis fires off several poorly aimed shots at the already dead hunter, setting off the car alarm and alerting the horde

Also, he’s black

Of course, there’s one more thing that Louis has going against him, and that would be the color of his skin. According to the unspoken rules of horror movies, the character of color is always the first to go, which doesn’t sound too good Louis.


Above: We’d hate to say goodbye to any of the Left 4 Dead survivors. But if someone’s going to go, we think it’ll be Louis

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47 comments

  • A39734 - May 20, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    YuGiOhisbetterthanMagic hey brain donor Zoey is a female survivor and they are rare very needed! Only a retard would kill off female survivors! There is a major shortage of them the way it is!
  • A39734 - May 20, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    YodaUnleashed hey moron this is the fuckin 21st. century! There are plenty of women out there that can more then hold there own in a fight! 10 to 1 plenty of them can kick your ass! So just because there women do not mean they can not fight! Our armed forces and police are full them!
  • Nupetarian - April 21, 2010 10:35 p.m.

    that's sights!
  • Nupetarian - April 21, 2010 10:35 p.m.

    Always the brother, that's BS! Thank you GR for keeping it real! Most of the other signs would of downplayed it. It just like Roethlisberger getting suspend for six games today because he is white. So know one would think it's a double standard. But let me give Valve some credit they do have a brother and a sister in L4D2.
  • Vitoruss1 - April 20, 2010 8:30 p.m.

    It's going to be Bill. Louis is too token to be killed (Valve would piss off a lot of people by killing him). Bill is the perfect candidate. There's a made-for-TV movie called Desperation, based off of a work by Stephen King. In it, there's a very Bill-esque Vietnam vet character who sacrifices himself at the very end to kill the supernatural forces of evil (with dynamite!). L4D will follow the example.
  • FNG - April 20, 2010 1:21 a.m.

    Bill is my favorite because he wears a green beret.
  • K9unittp - March 30, 2010 1:21 a.m.

    I think it will either come down to Louis or Bill. I think it might be bill because of his Vetran status and im not sure what it is about him that just makes me think he will sacrifice his old, frail body to save the youngens. After many hours of contemplating i think GR is right on this one for the sheer reason that the zombies (at least the ones in L4D2) are RACIST :P Seriously the black ones are always the first to die in my games for some reason.
  • Toyama - March 27, 2010 6:38 p.m.

    It is possible that Bill may be the one to go too for there are some realistic theory to go with it : 1) Bill had a bad leg during his war days, so he plans to not burden the team and sacrifice for them. 2) He's a war hero, he's brave and ready to give his life. He even did mention "-if I start to turn, promise you'll shoot me". That is proof enough he's ready to give his life in the line. 3) He may figure he's old and his life is short, for the chance of the young ones to grow he will give his life. Well that's all I can give (Sorry, smoking does not make him any weak. So your original theory of him being a smoker makes the reason of him being sacrificed is so unrealistic) Though it'll suck cause I liked Bill from the start of this game's release. But somehow, it proof to be fairly likely that Bill will be kicking the can.
  • LuigiWolf - March 26, 2010 12:03 a.m.

    NO KILL BILL! hurr hurr
  • Fweepy - March 25, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    I always thought the car alarm went off because the hunter fell on it, not because Louis shot it. Not that it really matters. Personally I think it's going to be Bill who dies. If it's really going to be a self sacrifice type of deal, he seems like the type to do it.
  • eee - March 24, 2010 5:17 p.m.

    Wow this shit is racist I was so in to this article until I read he's black in big letters EAT A DICK GAMESRADAR (If only I could bold that)
  • drhooch - March 24, 2010 2:38 p.m.

    Louis is a great character, in fact, my favourite of the first game. If they kill him off, I'll be quite disappointed.
  • pikachu2000 - March 24, 2010 2:58 a.m.

    The black guy dying first have been done so many times in so many ways, it just plain old boring and racist to the extreme. These Mickey Mouse tactics just won't cut it in today's world, you need something new, something fresh to get people talking. Watch, Valve will throw a screwball at your asses and will kill Zoey first and make Louis the main hero because nothing pissing you off like a black hero and a dead zombified bitch. Pissed off gamers be damned.
  • Samael - March 24, 2010 1:48 a.m.

    Eh, I still think it'll be Bill. I can totally see him sacrificing himself for Zoey or something. Louis as well, but I still think Bill.
  • gyromne - March 24, 2010 1:34 a.m.

    i dont know francis is a douche. i'd like to see him go.
  • VideoGameKing - March 23, 2010 9:27 p.m.

    fransis better not be killed,or i will hunt the makers of L4D down,and massacure them,but luis or bill surviving will make my day,zoey,not so much
  • spekko - March 23, 2010 9:18 p.m.

    But some the characters of LFD2 are black, so does that mean they're all gonna die as one big happy black family?
  • TheSugarRay - March 23, 2010 8:51 p.m.

    I don't want luis to die, but it is funny. I'm showing this to the gang.
  • YodaUnleashed - March 23, 2010 6:01 p.m.

    I knew that was coming, I just knew the fact he was black was going to be part of this article. I was going to say Zoe should die as she's the most useless in a fight (being a woman) but we need to ensure the continuation of the species. Bill's a good option being old but he has much more life experience then the others when it comes to difficult times so he'll be useful in rebuilding. So it comes down to Francis and Louis; personally I believe Francis should meet his maker being a stupid, dumb biker wannabe.
  • HitmanSB07 - March 23, 2010 5:24 p.m.

    who's going to say "PILLS HERE!!!" and get my attention now? no one,that's who

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