It was a long and painful journey, but a lot of players have finished The Last of Us Part II‘s story. Blood was shed, guts were wrenched and a tale of revenge was brought to its divisive conclusion. Amid all of this though, some mysteries were left dangling in the wind, leaving us with these five unanswered questions we still have after finishing The Last of Us 2. *Warning: Heavy Spoilers Ahead*
Are There Any Other Immune Survivors in the World?
Throughout The Last of Us 2, flashbacks show Ellie wrestling with the same question over and over again: Are there other people in the world who are immune to the Cordyceps fungal infection?
It’s a fair question, not only because a yes would give weight to Joel’s lie at the end of the first game but also because it would provide hope for Ellie and the world at large. More immune people offers a better chance at developing a cure, or at least of there being more people who could survive the new state of the world without endless fear.
By the story’s end though, an answer remains elusive. Ellie remains the only known person in the world who can’t be infected by bites or spores, and any other immune survivors are either hidden or died before their immunity could be discovered.
Given the tone of the series and the direction of its narrative, we may never get an answer to this question. After all, The Last of Us is more about the lives of its world’s survivors than it is pursuing a cure at this point. All the same, we can’t help but hold out hope that Ellie won’t be alone in her gift, and wonder if the world might find a glimmer of light in the darkness at some point.
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