“Really didn’t understand the show. Joel isn’t a hero”: MTV Awards Trolled after Pedro Pascal Wins Best Hero for ‘The Last of Us’

Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller in The Last Of Us
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The 31st MTV Awards 2023 took place on 7th May 2023, where The Last of Us won the Best Show Award, which was deserving as the show accumulated insane viewership, eventually becoming one of the best video game adaptations. Based on the 2013 game, the show paid attention to every minute detail of the game, which was taken very well by the fans of the game and show. Needless to say, Pedro Pascal as Joel Miller, and Bella Ramsey as Ellie did an outstanding job.

Pedro Pascal as Joel in The Last of Us
Pedro Pascal as Joel in The Last of Us

As people can see the similarity in scenes when they were played side by side. And everyone acknowledged it when they won the Best Duo award in the ceremony. While Pedro Pascal was outstanding in the role of Joel Miller, people started trolling the actor when he won the Best Hero Award at the 2023 MTV Awards.

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Fans Troll MTV Awards For Giving Best Hero Award to Pedro Pascal

During the 31st MTV Awards, Pedro Pascal took home the Best Hero Award. As fans know, The Mandalorian actor was playing the role of Joel Miller in the show, who was a smuggler in the series, and he was assigned to protect Ellie.

Pedro Pascal with his MTV Awards
Pedro Pascal with his MTV Awards

Pascal’s role was highly praised by the fans and critics, which has made the actor more famous in the industry, hence it was not a surprise for the actor to win the award. However, it is ironic because people who have understood the show or played the game would know, the terrible things Joel Miller has done in his life which do not exactly make him a “hero.”


A fan of the show tweets how the actor winning the MTV Awards for Best Hero Award, means that the organization has not watched the show itself. Hence, they awarded him the award.

Another user tweeted how Joel Miller is a villain, and his selfish choice has doomed humanity in the show, as he was keen on saving Ellie over the world.


Another user wondered if MTV Awards has watched the show or played the game, before crowning Pedro Pascal as the Best Hero.


Another fan reminded the organization, that the action of Joel Miller at the end of the series would not be labeled as heroic by anyone.

Another user shared Windows’ “Task failed successfully” image for Joel Miller winning the MTV Awards for Best Hero.


While fans of the game and show troll MTV Awards for giving the Best Hero Award to Pedro Pascal, there is no denying that the actor did an outstanding job in his role. Even though some fans of the game criticized him at first, soon they became a fan of the actor for his portrayal of the character, and he brought a sense of originality to the character while being true to the source material.

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Pedro Pascal Wants The 2nd Season of The Last of Us To Be True To The Source Material

HBO Max’s The Last of Us was a conversation starter among series enthusiasts as it was quite different from other post-apocalyptic shows, as well as it featured an emotional bond between Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey’s character.

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us

The fans witnessed the development of Pedro Pascal’s Joel Miller transforming from a grumpy man to a dad, and fans were relieved when he accepted Ellie as his daughter at the end of season 1. And fans were enjoying their warm bond, but it looks fans can not enjoy it for long as Pedro Pascal will be making an exit from the second season of the show because Joel Miller dies at the beginning of the second game.

In an interview with Esquire, The Equalizer 2 actor shared how he would like the showrunners to make the show follow the storyline of the game.


“It wouldn’t make sense to follow the first game so faithfully only to stray severely from the path. So, yeah, that’s my honest answer.” 

Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us

It would be sensible for the showrunners to follow the original storyline because video game fans tend to find it quite annoying for showrunners to deviate from the original story, while they would appreciate it if the different story sticks to them. However, all hell would break loose, if the story will not stick to the viewers. Since the storyline of the game was quite emotional, it would be a good idea to follow the plot without taking any risks.

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The Last of Us can be streamed on HBO Max.


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Tushar Auddy, Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.