In “The Last of Us Part II,” Abby Anderson becomes a central character whose story intertwines with Ellie’s in a narrative about revenge and redemption. Abby is introduced as the daughter of a surgeon who was killed by Joel, the protagonist of the first game. This event sets Abby on a path of vengeance, leading her to kill Joel and become the target of Ellie’s own quest for revenge.
Throughout the game, players experience the story from both Ellie and Abby’s perspectives, which reveals their motivations and the consequences of their actions. Abby’s journey is marked by her relationship with the Washington Liberation Front (WLF), her past with Owen, and her eventual conflict with a cult called the Seraphites. After being captured and nearly killed by the Rattlers, a group of slavers, Abby is rescued by Ellie. However, instead of continuing the cycle of violence, Ellie ultimately decides to let Abby live.
Abby’s fate at the end of the game is left open-ended. She leaves with Lev, a young Seraphite she befriends and protects, in search of the remaining Fireflies, suggesting a possibility of finding a new purpose and community after the traumatic events she has endured1245.
- WLF (Washington Liberation Front): A militant group in “The Last of Us Part II” that Abby is a part of, which opposes the military regime FEDRA and the cult-like Seraphites3.
- Seraphites: A religious cult in the game that comes into conflict with both Abby and Ellie3.
- Fireflies: A rebel militia group seeking to restore government order and find a cure for the Cordyceps brain infection that has devastated humanity3.
- Rattlers: A group of hostile survivors who capture and enslave other survivors, including Abby and Lev, towards the end of the game5.