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Generally, is GT TOO capable now?

posted by Byakko on - last edited - Viewed by 120 users

Just generally, is Guybrush, that lovable pirate, now so capable as a pirate (apparently enough to get his own fangirl >.>) that he's...too capable?

I mean just in the very opening of Chapter 1:

- no hesitation, stabs zombie pirate demon LeChuck
- also seemingly no further hesitation, was going to stab HUMAN LeChuck

Chapter 2:

- he digs up buried treasure without you going through finding a shovel for him to use. He's got one BUILT INTO HIS PANTS!

Chapter 3 (slight spoilers):

- pretty much asks Morgan to please kill the mutineers before they kill him. While he prolly doesn't want them to be actually killed, he doesn't seem all too non-plussed at the probability they would be.

Though replaying CMI, I remembered he actually can aim and shoot a gun, which is something I forgot he had done.

The only MI I never completed was MI2. Can anyone tell me he did anything particularly ruthless there - not thieving - I mean, bodily/mortal harm to another person or something?

Because capable GT more than freaks me out a little.

Or it's kinda hot. Gotta work on that fanart now *cough*...

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  • GT has always been capable. He was just a little nerdy with it, that's all. He always had some smart answer to get him out of trouble & he was always one step ahead of everyone else.

    MI4 ruined his personality tough. They turned him into a completely useless, bumbling halfwit that had to be told what to do by his wife. He was like a loyal but dumb dog.

    Now he's back, just the way he should be & I thank TT for looking at his personality & bringing it back. One slight problem is other characters in the story are realising that GT is more than capable, where before, only GT & you the player knew what he was capable of. Try telling people how you destroyed the G.P. LeChuck & they wouldn't believe you. People thought you were a wimp, but we knew otherwise & that we'd eventually save the day. Now, people agree with you a little more about your skills which takes away a little of the charm.

    But really, I'm glad capable GT is back. I couldn't stand whoever that puss was in EMI.

  • He stabs Largo's voodoo doll and twists it around in many ways

    He rips LeChucks leg off

    And that's just what's immediately coming to mind.

  • You don't survive being a pirate for ten years, with a beautiful and talented wife and all the pirates on the Caribbean knowing who you are and wanting to take you down a peg (remember in MI2, a lot of people knew about Guybrush taking down LeChuck, and his continual successes, as well as marrying a beautiful governor, would have only ekpt the rumour mill going), without learning a thing or two.

    It would have been unrealistic, considering the bent the story's taken of more or less letting Guybrush keep what he's won, for him to stay incompetent. It would have grown extremely thin to continually have LeChuck asserting that he's more powerful than Guybrush when Guybrush has bested him time and time again.

    It's one of the reasons I really like Morgan LeFlay as an antagonist: she wouldn't work as an antagonist if Guybrush didn't have something to lose, whether it be his reputation, his wife or his life. She's entirely unlike LeChuck or the Marquis, who consider themselves more powerful than Guybrush, in that she knows he's got it all and wants whatever part of it she can get, whether it's his heart or his... literal heart.

  • The thing about Guybrush is that he always has been very aware of his own character shield.

    He's happy to do anything, no matter how dangerous, because he knows he's never actually going to die.

  • @Byakko said:
    - he digs up buried treasure without you going through finding a shovel for him to use. He's got one BUILT INTO HIS PANTS!

    :cool:

  • I think we're seeing a side of Guybrush which was really visible in MI2 - the side that was perfectly willing to exploit other people for his own ends (monocle stealing, wanted poster forging, peg-leg-chopping guy that he is)

  • @SurplusGamer said: I think we're seeing a side of Guybrush which was really visible in MI2 - the side that was perfectly willing to exploit other people for his own ends (monocle stealing, wanted poster forging, peg-leg-chopping guy that he is)

    don't forget he dug up a corpse and trapped stan inside a coffin.

  • @der_ketzer said: don't forget he dug up a corpse and trapped stan inside a coffin.

    And got a chef fired from his job.

  • @Jazzy said: And got a chef fired from his job.

    and managed to escape from the Monkey Island Cannibals and gave them as an offering one of their own idols.

  • All this reminiscing of dark piratey deeds is making me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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