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Life Is Strange: True Colors | Can You Save Gabe? (Spoilers)

by Morgan Shaver

One question players may ask in regards to Life Is Strange: True Colors is whether or not you can save Alex’s brother Gabe. It’s no spoiler to say that Gabe dies in Life Is Strange: True Colors as that info can be found right in the game’s public promotions.

The way the situation is presented to you in the game, well, in some ways it seems like you might actually be able to save him. However, this is unfortunately not the case. If you want to know more, we have a quick guide for you on why you can’t save Gabe in Life Is Strange: True Colors.

Warning: The rest of this guide contains potential spoilers for Life Is Strange: True Colors.

Life Is Strange: True Colors | Can You Save Gabe? (Spoilers)

The answer to the question of whether you can save Gabe Chen in Life Is Strange: True Colors is no, you cannot. The reason for this is because Gabe’s death is a key plot device that helps further the story along. 

Without Gabe’s death, players would have little reason to investigate the shady history of Typhon, the mining corporation that employs many of the town’s residents. Players would also have little reason to seek out and form the sort of bonds and connections that Alex forms with characters like Ryan and Steph. 

In a way, Gabe’s death is part of Alex’s internal growth as well. Alex has to learn her own inner strength, the usefulness of her abilities, and what she really wants out of life on her own. The investigation into Typhon gives her an opportunity to start this process as she refuses to back down from her pursuit of justice for her brother, Gabe.

With all of that in mind, it makes sense that players wouldn’t be able to save Gabe even during moments where it looks like this may be possible. So in conclusion, while we wish we could save Gabe as well, the unfortunate answer is that no matter what you do in the game, you won’t be able to save him.

Gabe was meant to die as part of Life Is Strange: True Color’s story. 

Related: Life Is Strange: True Colors Review | Magnum Opus


Morgan Shaver

Morgan is a writer, metalhead, horror lover, and indie game enthusiast. When it comes to games, they love nothing more than to wax poetic about all the latest and greatest indies to anyone who'll listen. They're also a Tetris fanatic who's fiercely competitive in games like Tetris 99... and all games in general. But mostly Tetris. You can follow Morgan on Twitter @Author_MShaver