The Last Of Us 2: 10 Believable Plot Theories You Need To Know

How are things shaping up for Joel and Ellie's next apocalyptic adventure?

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Naughty Dog

Clickers, violent cults and quiet cities reclaimed by nature await gamers in the form of The Last of Us Part Two. The sequel to one of the most critically acclaimed video games of all time has been surrounded with speculative theories, but shrouded in mystery; allowing brief insights into everyone’s favourite dysfunctional surrogate father/daughter duo.

The Last of Us Part Two may be four painstakingly long months away, but if it results in the kind of polished and masterful experience that Naughty Dog is known for, it will all be worth it.

This extra time since the delay has also allows us to sift our way through the minuscule details peppered through the various released previews, to help paint a picture of the story threads that may take place in this mature post-apocalypse.

Is Joel dead? Are there any fireflies left? Is that Ellie’s mother?

Questions and theories that beg to be answered as the countdown to release day continues. Until then, we are here to shine a light on the credible of the bunch, and cast aside the downright implausible.

10. The Seraphite Cult AREN'T Responsible For Dina's Death

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Naughty Dog

It is all but confirmed that the untimely and tragic demise of Dina will occur in the early hours of the game, resulting in Ellie’s quest for revenge.

The most recent story trailer frames the arm-breaking Seraphites as Dina’s killers, yet despite the cult being the primary antagonistic force of the game, looking into logistics, it makes less sense for these guys to be the culprits.

Through some clever comparisons of gameplay screenshots and real-life locations, the Seraphites are rumoured to be based in Seattle, which is roughly 1000 miles away from Tommy's camp.

The brief glimpse we get of the individual that jumps Ellie in the story trailer doesn’t fit the cult’s style - mainly for the fact that he has hair, but the inferred gunshot also doesn’t match their form of execution.

It seems that Naughty Dog have something surprising in store for the true perpetrators, but whoever is responsible eventually lead Ellie and Joel into the territory of the Seraphites.


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