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How does LeChuck compare to other villains in your opinion. Possible Spoilers

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LeChuck has often been regarded as a comical villain, which is certainly true, but he has also done many things that other villains have never done before. All the murders and torture he does in the series really does pile up as the series progresses, especially in Tales.

I personally think LeChuck is one of the sickest and twisted villains out there, albeit comical. So my main question is this: How evil do you think LeChuck is when compared to other villains out there such as Ganondorf, Voldemort, Xehanort, Bowser, and whoever else? In terms of just being a character, how would you rank him?

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  • Less evil than Ganondorf and Voldemort, but more evil than Bowser.

    Everything in Monkey Island has a comedic bent, and so while LeChuck is a sick and twisted villain, he too is going to have a comedic bent.

  • For some reason, this thread put this image in my head:

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  • Depends on the game. Curse and Escape? I wouldn't be frightened if there were ten of him.

    In Secret he's a bit comical, but mostly menacing, and truly evil when the dramatic need comes up. In LeChuck's Revenge, he's absolutely brutal.

    Tales did a really good job of going back to a more Secret/Revenge characterization of the character in Chapter 5. I loved it.

  • I think LeChuck's role has drastically changed in the course of the series. If you remember what he was like in Secret, you'd probably say of him being a heartless tyrant bent on destruction and decay of all who stand in his way. In Revenge, LeChuck's portrayal is much more sadistic, as if he was actually more into pain and suffering of the individual than the actual destruction (remember him bragging about turning Guybrush into his "screaming chair"?). I'd say he isn't defined much differently in both Curse and Escape (especially Escape), as he was in the first two games.

    But the take Tales go by on LeChuck seems different indeed. In this game he's not as tyrannical and sadistically peculiar as he is vicious and a bit insane, shall I say. When they wanted us to believe that he actually planned the whole turning into human thing himself, him, having usually been portrayed somewhat dull in previous installments, you can only say that he has a certain urge of spreading evil that he is never quite satiable with. And by this, he is ready to do whatever it takes to get rid of Guybrush, even if he has to pretend being of good faith for a while.

    So to sum all this up, I think that LeChuck is evil, but so evil that it actually makes him less of a villain he could've been if he'd cared less about his own vileness and more about bringing doom and all that jazz to others (what does Murray, btw, but without the body his whole persona is just a tongue-in-cheek reference to an actual villain).

    Dunno if that answers your question. I love to... talk... sometime.

  • @Uzrname said: When they wanted us to believe that he actually planned the whole turning into human thing himself, him


    I don't think anyone planned him to get human. Not the Voodoo Lady, not LeChuck, no-one.
    It was just Guybrush messing up... again!

  • @Rather Dashing said: In LeChuck's Revenge, he's absolutely brutal.



    Correction: he looks absolutely brutal. That wedgie shoved twelve degrees of fear down the drain (or up the drain, as the case may be).

    I like the Curse one. He always talks about having done evil things, but is nice enough to spare you the image.

    The Tales one could be scary when he wanted to be.

  • @Hassat Hunter said: I don't think anyone planned him to get human. Not the Voodoo Lady, not LeChuck, no-one.
    It was just Guybrush messing up... again!


    How did he then knew what he was going to do to get where he gets at the end? And why would he steal monkeys allegedly containing voodoo secrets if he knew about the Esponja?

  • @Kroms said: Correction: he looks absolutely brutal. That wedgie shoved twelve degrees of fear down the drain (or up the drain, as the case may be).


    I think you're missing the same distinction that Curse and Escape didn't notice as well. LeChuck was a brutal and evil villain stuck in a humorous game, whereas the Curse and Escape versions were cartoons in a cartoon world. Sometimes a subtle distinction, but a necessary one to make.

  • @LowMoralFiber said: Less evil than Ganondorf and Voldemort, but more evil than Bowser.


    Bowser did almost manage to blow up the galaxy, though.



    I don't think LeChuck would ever do that.


    I do think he's evil enough in Curse, though. It's just that you don't really see as much of him and what he did to all the miscellaneous people.

    He was playing nice guy in most of Tales, but in the last chapter I think they managed to make him menacing enough.

  • @Rather Dashing said: I think you're missing the same distinction that Curse and Escape didn't notice as well. LeChuck was a brutal and evil villain stuck in a humorous game, whereas the Curse and Escape versions were cartoons in a cartoon world. Sometimes a subtle distinction, but a necessary one to make.



    Everything considered, he talks a lot more about evil things he's done in Curse than in LeChuck's Revenge. And if the game made you give him a wedgie, then any fear you have of him is gone.

    Anyways, yes, he is scary, but also a buffoon - in all the games. It's not the games themselves, it's the character.

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