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At the age of 14, living in an oppressive quarantine zone, Ellie is a female, teenage orphan who is "wise beyond her years" and has no recollection of how the world was like before the collapse of modern society. Before the beginning of the game, Ellie snuck into a local mall with her friend, Riley. While at the mall both she and Riley became infected, which led to Riley dying of infection. Although Ellie was also infected, she did not die due to some immunity her body has toward the infection. This immunity is the reason Marlene, leader of the fire flies sought her out. Marlene hired Joel and Tess to escort Ellie to the fireflies base in the Boston town hall. On the way there Tess gets infected which results in her unfortunate death. Before Tess died she made Joel promise her that he would take Ellie to the firefly's research base so that they could find a cure. Joel and Ellie travelled to the Boston town hall to find all the fireflies slaughtered by what's left of the government. Joel and Ellie escape the government and travel on foot to Bill's town, where they assisted Bill in finding a usable car. Joel and Ellie begin driving the car to go to Joel's brother, Tommy who is an ex-firefly. On their way to find Tommy, they are ambushed by a couple of hunters in what was Pittsburgh, PA.
In addition, because of her lack of knowledge pertaining to pre-apocalyptic culture, Ellie also enjoys collecting and observing items or structures that were once prominent in the past (e.g. books, brands, music, etc.). This, however, is probably the closest she will get to re-living the era in which humanity was at their prime. She also enjoys telling jokes from her joke book to lighten up the mood.