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Fan Leaves the Last of Us Director Awestruck With an Authentic Yet Unexpected Tribute

Published 04/03/2022, 6:35 PM EDT

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The Last of Us is more than just a video gaming saga. Time and again, it has proved this point and there’s no denying about it either. Now, a die-hard fan of the franchise has went a step further, even impressing the director Neil Druckmann himself.

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On Twitter, a passionate fan of The Last of Us shared a stunning gesture of tribute and love for the iconic characters, Ellie and Joel. Not to mention that the reaction that followed was just epic to say the least.

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Passionate gamer’s The Last of Us tattoo tribute is a viral hit!

Since the release of the first installment in 2013, the post apocalyptic saga has seen an unprecedented rise that only a few titles have achieved in history. Especially because of the two beloved characters namely Ellie and Joel. In the fictional gaming world, these two don’t share a true relation of a father and daughter but their bond has impacted millions of players.

That’s the power of video games, Sometimes, they do more than just serve as a means of entertainment. And The Last of Us is that one series that has succeeded in rising above itself.


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Maybe that’s why some of players have become too obsessed with The Last of Us. Recently, one such user revealed their extreme love for Joel and Ellie with detailed body tattoos dedicated to the two iconic characters.

Not just that, what’s even more interesting is they also managed to have the autographs from Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker. The two actors have portrayed Ellie and Joel respectively in the universe of The Last of Us.

This tribute was so good that Neil Druckmann, the director of the series, himself, shared it on his account.

Following this, the fans and players of the beloved saga also came up with their reactions while praising this wild creativity.


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What are your thoughts on this epic tribute? Have you ever tried to express your own passion for a game with such conviction? Let us know in the comments.

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Mintu Tomar


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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.
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