History Characters / MonkeyIsland

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.
24th Apr '16 12:52:55 AM JustTroper
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* ProverbialWisdom: Parodied with his guru image on Dinky Island. He gives Guybrush what seems to be a Zen-style Koan: "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, what color is the tree?"
-->'''Guybrush:''' All colours?\\
'''Herman:''' Exactly! Now what has this experience taught you?\\
'''Guybrush:''' That philosophy isn't worth my time.\\
'''Herman:''' I'm very impressed. It takes most people years to reach this point.
21st Apr '16 1:47:04 PM Glim
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* BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: In the first two games (i. e. the original canon). One of the traits she shares with [[Characters/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOtherCharacters Tia Dalma]].

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* BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes[=/=]MagicalBarefooter: In the first two games (i. e. the original canon). One of the traits she shares with [[Characters/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOtherCharacters Tia Dalma]].
3rd Apr '16 3:25:13 PM Kayube
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17th Mar '16 7:41:48 PM Prfnoff
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->'''Voiced By''': Roger Jackson (''Tales of Monkey Island'', ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'', ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'')

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->'''Voiced By''': Roger Jackson Creator/RogerLJackson (''Tales of Monkey Island'', ''VideoGame/PokerNightAtTheInventory'', ''VideoGame/PokerNight2'')
26th Dec '15 7:53:13 AM OlfinBedwere
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse
WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Originally he was a minor case of this; while he was never seen or mentioned again after [[spoiler:[=LeChuck's=] fortress was destroyed]], it was fairly easy to presume that he just died in the explosion. However, the Special Edition makes things more ambiguous by just having [[spoiler:the fortress damaged somewhat by the explosion rather than being completely destroyed]], presumably to leave the way open for Largo to appear in future games.
25th Oct '15 10:32:50 AM JustTroper
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* BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: in the first two games (i. e. the original canon).

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* BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: in In the first two games (i. e. the original canon). One of the traits she shares with [[Characters/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOtherCharacters Tia Dalma]].
25th Oct '15 10:26:36 AM JustTroper
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* BarefootSage[=/=]DoesNotLikeShoes: in the first two games (i. e. the original canon).
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