Joel =Mario = Hero
Sarah = Pauline = Marios Ex (original) girlfriend.
Ellie = Peach = The girl mario saves and has a love interest for then eventually gives a kiss to him in a romantic tone
**bleep** OP you are stupid.
Because clearly when going from silly smiling mountain land to post apocalypse you can't also go from original girlfriend and new girlfriend, to original daughter and new daughter figure. I see it more as important lady in the Hero's life.