History Characters / MonkeyIsland

24th Apr '17 6:57:54 PM Gregzilla
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* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: Morgan [=LeFlay=] cuts off his pox-ridden hand in Chapter 2 of ''Tales'' and he only gets it restored at the very end of Chapter 5.]]

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* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: Morgan [[spoiler:Morgan [=LeFlay=] cuts off his pox-ridden hand in Chapter 2 of ''Tales'' and he only gets it restored at the very end of Chapter 5.]]



* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight]]: [[spoiler:In ''Tales'', Guybrush does this right in the arms of poor, grieving Elaine after being fatally stabbed by [=LeChuck=]'s Cutlass of Kaflu, all on a starry night, in a tender, TearJerker moment at the end of Chapter 4. And after all that effort into curing everyone of the Pox of [=LeChuck=], [[TheWoobie the poor, kind woobie]] [[YouAreNotAlone truly needed a hug from her]] before he drifted off into the BigSleep of Death (don't worry, he gets better).]]

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* [[spoiler:DiedInYourArmsTonight]]: DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:In ''Tales'', Guybrush does this right in the arms of poor, grieving Elaine after being fatally stabbed by [=LeChuck=]'s Cutlass of Kaflu, all on a starry night, in a tender, TearJerker moment at the end of Chapter 4. And after all that effort into curing everyone of the Pox of [=LeChuck=], [[TheWoobie the poor, kind woobie]] [[YouAreNotAlone truly needed a hug from her]] before he drifted off into the BigSleep of Death (don't worry, he He gets better).better.]]



* [[spoiler:HookHand: Gets a pretty useful one in episode 2 of ''Tales'', after Morgan cuts off his poxed left hand.]]

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* [[spoiler:HookHand: Gets HookHand: [[spoiler:Gets a pretty useful one in episode 2 of ''Tales'', after Morgan cuts off his poxed left hand.]]



* [[spoiler:OurHeroIsDead: Late in ''Tales''.]]

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* [[spoiler:OurHeroIsDead: Late OurHeroIsDead: [[spoiler:Late in ''Tales''.]]



** [[spoiler:GreaterScopeVillain: However, [=LeChuck=] claims that she has been manipulating him and Guybrush all these years for some nefarious purpose, and the end of ''Tales'' has her chuckling evilly after gaining a jar containing [=LeChuck=]'s voodoo essence. Elaine certainly believes [=LeChuck=]'s claim, but Guybrush isn't so sure.]]

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** [[spoiler:GreaterScopeVillain: However, GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:However, [=LeChuck=] claims that she has been manipulating him and Guybrush all these years for some nefarious purpose, and the end of ''Tales'' has her chuckling evilly after gaining a jar containing [=LeChuck=]'s voodoo essence. Elaine certainly believes [=LeChuck=]'s claim, but Guybrush isn't so sure.]]



* MadDoctor/[[MadScientist Scientist]]

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* MadDoctor/[[MadScientist Scientist]]MadDoctor[=/=]MadScientist



* [[spoiler:UnexplainedAccent]]: [[spoiler:Played with, when De Singe is offended at the implication that he's French. Even though he's got the accent... and the outfit ...and the name...]]
** [[spoiler:Could be that he emigrated to France at some point and picked up the culture. He ''was'' one of King Louis' physicians after all.]]

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* [[spoiler:UnexplainedAccent]]: UnexplainedAccent: [[spoiler:Played with, when De Singe is offended at the implication that he's French. Even though he's got the accent... accent, the outfit, and the outfit ...and the name...]]
** [[spoiler:Could
name. Could be that he emigrated to France at some point and picked up the culture. He ''was'' one of King Louis' physicians after all.]]



* [[spoiler:{{Died in Your|ArmsTonight}} HookHand [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Tonight]]]]: [[spoiler:Sadly, Morgan does this in Guybrush's arms (on a starry night, no less) after telling him about the incident in De Singe's "laboratorium". Poor Morgan and Guybrush.]]

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* [[spoiler:{{Died in Your|ArmsTonight}} HookHand [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Tonight]]]]: DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Sadly, Morgan does this in Guybrush's arms (on a starry night, no less) after telling him about the incident in De Singe's "laboratorium". Poor Morgan and Guybrush.]]



* [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee The Bounty Hunter Who Says Squee]]: Her reaction to meeting Guybrush.

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* [[TheKnightsWhoSaySquee The Bounty Hunter Who Says Squee]]: TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Her reaction to meeting Guybrush.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Her first altruistic attempt at helping Guybrush results in her getting stabbed.]]
** [[spoiler: Or does it?]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Her first altruistic attempt at helping Guybrush results in her getting stabbed.]]
** [[spoiler:
Or does it?]]



* [[spoiler:UngratefulBastard]]

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* [[spoiler:UngratefulBastard]]UngratefulBastard



* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: To Horatio T. Marley.]]

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* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: To YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:To Horatio T. Marley.]]
17th Mar '17 12:21:27 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: In ''Tales''. Having finally learned from his previous mistakes, when doesn't need to work with Guybrush anymore, he kills him the first chance he gets. When Guybrush comes back as a ghost, he uses root beer to get off him ASAP. When Guybrush comes back again as a zombie, he waists no time and beats the living daylights out of him.]]



** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Appears nice when he's human [[spoiler: but it's all an act. The minute he doesn't need Guybrush's help, he betrays and kills him.]]

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Appears nice when he's human [[spoiler: but it's all an act. The minute he doesn't need Guybrush's help, he betrays and kills him.]]


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* TaughtByExperience: [[spoiler:In ''Tales''. Having finally learned from his previous mistakes, when doesn't need to work with Guybrush anymore, he kills him the first chance he gets. When Guybrush comes back as a ghost, he uses root beer to get off him ASAP. When Guybrush comes back again as a zombie, he waists no time and beats the living daylights out of him.]]
17th Mar '17 11:31:07 AM FateStayWho
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* AGodIAm: [[spoiler: In ''Tales'' after he absorbs power from the voodoo crossroads, he declares himself a demon god.]]
* AxCrazy: Apart from Elain, the thing he loves most is murdering people.



* TheDreaded: A fearsome scourge. Even out-universe in ''Revenge''.

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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: In ''Tales''. Having finally learned from his previous mistakes, when doesn't need to work with Guybrush anymore, he kills him the first chance he gets. When Guybrush comes back as a ghost, he uses root beer to get off him ASAP. When Guybrush comes back again as a zombie, he waists no time and beats the living daylights out of him.]]
* TheDreaded: A fearsome scourge. Pirates are so afraid of him that in the original game they won't leave port, and when he did kidnap Elain from Plunder Island, almost everyone on the island runs away scared. Even out-universe in ''Revenge''.



* [[spoiler:EvilSoundsDeep]]: [[spoiler:When he becomes a human who pretends to be good-natured up until the time that he kills Guybrush in ''Tales''.]]
* GhostPirate

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* [[spoiler:EvilSoundsDeep]]: EvilIsBigger: The main villain of the series, and he is much bigger than the protagonists and most supporting characters.
* EvilSoundsDeep:
[[spoiler:When he becomes a human who pretends to be good-natured up until the time that he kills Guybrush in ''Tales''.]]
* GhostPirateGhostPirate: And then a zombie, then a demon...



* {{Jerkass}}: Lechuck is not nice. He murders entire ships and forces the crew to serve him as undead slaves, and even with his crush on Elain, he'll resort to brainwashing her to get over her rejections of him.
** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Appears nice when he's human [[spoiler: but it's all an act. The minute he doesn't need Guybrush's help, he betrays and kills him.]]



* LargeAndInCharge: Leads the largest pirate crew seen in the series and he's a very big guy.



* LaughablyEvil: He's a horrible mass murderer, but he's undeniably hilarious.



* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler: Delivers a '''very''' lengthy one to Guybrush in the final showdown in ''Tales''.]]



* ResurrectiveImmortality

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* ResurrectiveImmortalityResurrectiveImmortality: How he comes back most of the time. He was a man, then came back as a ghost. Guybrush destroyed his ghost form, and he was brought back as a zombie. Then his voodoo cannonball destroyed him, and he came back as a demon.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Was apparently destroyed at the end of ''Escape'', and is back with no explanation in ''Tales''.
* VillainHasAPoint: In ''Escape'', Elain sees through his lies in his Charles L. Charles and claims that everyone else will see through them. [=LeChuck=] retorts they "couldn't see through a window" before revealing his real identity. It's hard to argue with him given how easily he beat her in the governor election and nobody believe her when she tried to reveal who he was.



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: He is the head of Scabb Island, but only because he bullies everyone else, and is hated by everyone in turn.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: He is Everyone on the head of Scabb Island, but island hates him and only because he bullies everyone else, he's known as [=LeChuck's=] second-in-command, and is hated by everyone in turn.nobody wants to incur retaliation from [=LeChuck=]. Even [=LeChuck=] doesn't like him.
16th Jan '17 10:38:53 AM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: Despite everything about him, Guybrush has managed to survive against impossible foes to become one of the most famous pirates in the seven seas without resorting to violence as a first resort, but is a competent enough fighter to survive going one-on-one with Morgan [=LeFlay=].



* [[spoiler:BigBad: In ''Escape''. [=LeChuck=] is still present, but he acts as Ozzie's dragon.]]

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* [[spoiler:BigBad: In BigBad: [[spoiler:In ''Escape''. [=LeChuck=] is still present, but he acts as Ozzie's dragon.]]
2nd Dec '16 6:36:40 PM Kodiologist
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* MagicalNegro: A literal example.
17th Nov '16 12:27:54 PM MasamiPhoenix
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** This is a plot point in Tales, where Morgan [=LeFlay=] is enraptured by the legend of Guybrush, and sorely disappointed when she finds out what he's actually like (although he wins her over by the end)
5th Oct '16 2:05:38 AM OlfinBedwere
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* SelfServingMemory: In ''[=LeChuck's=] Revenge'' she claims to have provided Guybrush with the root beer he used to destroy [=LeChuck=]'s ghost form, something that she had absolutely no part in doing. Then, in ''Curse'' she claims to have created the voodoo doll that was used to stop [=LeChuck=] in the previous game, which is nearer the mark but still not entirely true (the doll she created was of Largo [=LaGrande=], and Guybrush later used her recipe to create one of [=LeChuck=]).
9th Sep '16 8:43:21 PM Angeldeb82
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Interestingly, the name 'Guybrush' was largely an ''{{a|rtifactTitle}}ccident'' -- Steve Purcell saved his design of the unnamed main character as 'guybrush' in D-Paint; 'guy' since they hadn't come up with a name for him yet, and 'brush' to indicate this was the brush file. They started referring to the main character as "Guybrush", and [[ThrowItIn it snowballed from there.]]

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Interestingly, the name 'Guybrush' was largely an ''{{a|rtifactTitle}}ccident'' -- Steve Purcell saved his design of the unnamed main character as 'guybrush' in D-Paint; 'guy' since they hadn't come up with a name for him yet, and 'brush' to indicate this was the brush file. They started referring to the main character as "Guybrush", and [[ThrowItIn it snowballed from there.]]there]].



* BackFromTheDead: In ''Curse'' and ''Tales'' Guybrush [[spoiler: goes through ''four'' types of death-undoing: [[FakingTheDead faked death]], {{ghost|Pirate}}, [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]], and clean resurrection.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: In ''Curse'' and ''Tales'' Guybrush [[spoiler: goes through ''four'' types of death-undoing: [[FakingTheDead faked death]], {{ghost|Pirate}}, [[EverythingsDeaderWithZombies zombie]], and clean resurrection.]]resurrection]].



* ButtMonkey: He is always a bit of this, but in ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' and ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' this is overshadowed by his good nature and occasional heroism. In ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'', on the other hand, he is constant running joke, either with his efforts falling flat and being made fun of for it, or being mocked by every other character in the game (a great deal of which seems to go over his head). And let's not even get started on his treatment in [=LeChuck's=] Revenge, which seemed determined to make him an unlikeable JerkAss as well as an ([[IronButtMonkey Iron]]) ButtMonkey.

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* ButtMonkey: He is always a bit of this, but in ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'' and ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland'' this is overshadowed by his good nature and occasional heroism. In ''VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland'', on the other hand, he is constant running joke, either with his efforts falling flat and being made fun of for it, or being mocked by every other character in the game (a great deal of which seems to go over his head). And let's not even get started on his treatment in [=LeChuck's=] Revenge, which seemed determined to make him an unlikeable JerkAss unlikable {{Jerkass}} as well as an ([[IronButtMonkey Iron]]) ({{Iron|ButtMonkey}}) ButtMonkey.



* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Of the porcelain (porcophobia?). Speculated to have been caused by being hit over the head with a porcelain vase in the [[VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland first game]]. The developers have said they added this just as a gag - after all, who is scared of porcelain? Referenced in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Episode 1: Launch Of The Screaming Narwhal'', when you have to pick up a porcelain action figure. Guybrush grits his teeth and reassures himself "Calm down, Guybrush, it's only a little porcelain..."

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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Of the porcelain (porcophobia?). Speculated to have been caused by being hit over the head with a porcelain vase in the [[VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland first game]]. The developers have said they added this just as a gag - after all, who is scared of porcelain? Referenced in ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Episode 1: Launch Of The Screaming Narwhal'', when you have to pick up a porcelain action figure. Guybrush grits his teeth and reassures himself himself, "Calm down, Guybrush, it's only a little porcelain..."



* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M5f3uYsv9I&feature=related Voodoo Lady Theme]]. Present in all games.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M5f3uYsv9I&feature=related Voodoo Lady Theme]]. Theme.]] Present in all games.



* SolitarySorceress: Fits the bill in three games: in ''[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge LeChuck's Revenge]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland Curse]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Tales]]'', she lives in a place remote enough that Guybrush will find her somewhere around the end of the first act, around when he gains the [[OpeningTheSandbox freedom to move around the game world]]. However, in the original ''[[VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland Secret]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland Escape]]'', she lives right in the middle of Mêlée town and is accessible right away.

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* SolitarySorceress: Fits the bill in three games: in ''[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge LeChuck's Revenge]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland Curse]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Tales]]'', she lives in a place remote enough that Guybrush will find her somewhere around the end of the first act, around when he gains the [[OpeningTheSandbox freedom to move around the game world]]. However, in the original ''[[VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland Secret]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland Escape]]'', ''VideoGame/{{Escape|FromMonkeyIsland}}'', she lives right in the middle of Mêlée town and is accessible right away.



* PintsizedPowerhouse: As Bloodnose. The only way for Guybrush to beat him is to talk him down.

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: PintSizedPowerhouse: As Bloodnose. The only way for Guybrush to beat him is to talk him down.



* ThrowItIn: Most of his dialogue in ''Curse'' was improvised by his voice actor, who just decided to [[ChewingTheScenery Chew The Scenery]] and play it for laughs.

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* ThrowItIn: Most of his dialogue in ''Curse'' was improvised by his voice actor, who just decided to [[ChewingTheScenery Chew The the Scenery]] and play it for laughs.



* CreepyCrossdresser: Implied. Guybrush needs to steal a bra that belongs to him from the laundrymat, though we never actually see him wear it.



* VillainousCrossdresser: Implied. Guybrush needs to steal a bra that belongs to him from the laundrymat, though we never actually see him wear it.



* LargeHam: Though he really doesn't start showing it until [[spoiler:Guybrush learns that he's in cahoots with [=LeChuck=].]]

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* LargeHam: Though he really doesn't start showing it until [[spoiler:Guybrush learns that he's in cahoots with [=LeChuck=].]][=LeChuck=]]].
22nd Jul '16 7:58:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: In ''Tales'' [=LeChuck=] averts BondVillainStupidity for the most part, took advantage of Guybrush's innate puzzle solving abilities,[[spoiler: and kills Guybrush quick and to the point when he gets the chance.]]
25th Jun '16 7:10:29 PM rjd1922
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** [[spoiler:BiggerBad: However, [=LeChuck=] claims that she has been manipulating him and Guybrush all these years for some nefarious purpose, and the end of ''Tales'' has her chuckling evilly after gaining a jar containing [=LeChuck=]'s voodoo essence. Elaine certainly believes [=LeChuck=]'s claim, but Guybrush isn't so sure.]]
* BigBeautifulWoman: De Cava certainly thinks so. Guyrbush is revolted by the prospect.

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** [[spoiler:BiggerBad: [[spoiler:GreaterScopeVillain: However, [=LeChuck=] claims that she has been manipulating him and Guybrush all these years for some nefarious purpose, and the end of ''Tales'' has her chuckling evilly after gaining a jar containing [=LeChuck=]'s voodoo essence. Elaine certainly believes [=LeChuck=]'s claim, but Guybrush isn't so sure.]]
* BigBeautifulWoman: De Cava certainly thinks so. Guyrbush Guybrush is revolted by the prospect.



* Solitary Sorceress: Fits the bill in three games: in ''[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge LeChuck's Revenge]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland Curse]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Tales]]'', she lives in a place remote enough that Guybrush will find her somewhere around the end of the first act, around when he gains the [[OpeningTheSandbox freedom to move around the game world]]. However, in the original ''[[VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland Secret]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland Escape]]'', she lives right in the middle of Mêlée town and is accessible right away.

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* Solitary Sorceress: SolitarySorceress: Fits the bill in three games: in ''[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland2LeChucksRevenge LeChuck's Revenge]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland Curse]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland Tales]]'', she lives in a place remote enough that Guybrush will find her somewhere around the end of the first act, around when he gains the [[OpeningTheSandbox freedom to move around the game world]]. However, in the original ''[[VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland Secret]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/EscapeFromMonkeyIsland Escape]]'', she lives right in the middle of Mêlée town and is accessible right away.
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