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The Sam & Max Universe

posted by Skippy the Demon on - last edited - Viewed by 590 users

Do all of the characters from the games, cartoons and comics live in the same "world"? Cuz it seems like each of them have their own Villains and support characters. Surely I'm not the only one who picked up on this, I'm just curious if Steve Purcell has ever talked about this. I really don't care if they're all separated... I just would like to know.

I'll give some examples... like Lorne "The Friend For Life"~ isn't in the comics or any of the games (that I know of). Well wait I was writing that sentence and thought that Mack Salmon is in the comics and the cartoon. I DUNNO! I would just like someone to help me clear this up because lately its been bugging me.

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  • Well (IIRC), they wanted a girl character, and the choice was either add the Geek, or give Max a sex change.

  • @Badwolf said: Well (IIRC), they wanted a girl character, and the choice was either add the Geek, or give Max a sex change.

    Yup. And Shwoo is right, too—the Geek was slated to be in the show at least as early as the Series Bible, and was going to be male (there's a picture of him at the Geek's Wiki page).

  • I think their in the same universe seeing how in Season one they made references to Hit the Road.

  • @yoshimickster said: I think their in the same universe seeing how in Season one they made references to Hit the Road.

    As far as I know, that was just to please the fans. The Sam & Max universe isn't continuous. The fact that several chars, locations etc. are owned by different companies and people make it virtualy impossible to be able to maintain continuity. As far as I'm concerned, Telltale should maintain continuity within their series and if anyway possible with the comics. Asking more of them, is asking them to either spend a lot of money or risk lawsuits for even a few secs of chars out of the cartoons or HtR.

    But if Telltale wants to please the fans, I would like to see some more reffs to Bone and SBCG4AP if possible. I loved it when in S1 Ep2 you saw part of the Barrelhaven Tavern as a scrapped Tvset.

  • Or a Strong Bad Sam & Max Crossover! Come on, we were all thinkin it!

  • I wouldnt have a problem with Mac becomming a recurring villian, even being the driving force behind the problems in a series just like turned out to be the case in the apst 2 seasons.

    I would also like to know more about how he became a salmon... though it might be simple reincarnation, I doubt it...

    The Geek has been replaced by Boscotech though I do miss the sub-basement. As I said a long time ago I'd love to hear a joke about "didnt we used to have a really deep basement under here?" or something equivolent

    Also while impossible due to legalities I think it owuld be funny for sam and max to get stuck in an episode of the TV series and run into their hand-drawn selves, etc. (or maybe, more legally plausible, the original comic)

  • @Jake said: I'm always amused by Mack Salmon's staying power. He was was around for like four pages out of all of the Sam & Max comics, and maybe two half-episodes of the cartoon. He was never in a game, but people always ask for him to return. I'd like it if he did at some point, but there'd have to be a good reason, I imagine.

    Y'know, considering how much actual Sam and Max stuff there is in total it really isn't all that surprising. He's pretty much the only real villain that shows up more than once, so he has a more sizable percentage then any of the other villians...

    @Jake said: What I think is wierd is that on some show ( I think it was Yin Yang Yo.) There was a villan that was a fish in a bowl on a robot sute:eek: I wonder if it's a reference to him

    See, popular enough to rip off, popular enough to bring back, no?

  • I'm always amused by Mack Salmon's staying power. He was was around for like four pages out of all of the Sam & Max comics, and maybe two half-episodes of the cartoon. He was never in a game, but people always ask for him to return.

    It's because he's warm and squishy!

  • @Jake said: I'm always amused by Mack Salmon's staying power. He was was around for like four pages out of all of the Sam & Max comics, and maybe two half-episodes of the cartoon. He was never in a game, but people always ask for him to return.

    I dunno, I think its cuz he's Sam & Max's nemesis. They've had many villains, through the comics and the TV series and the games... but none of them were as well put together as Mack Salmon. He's just yer average super villain, in the "Final Episode" on the cartoon series, he has Sam & Max tied to a nuclear bomb. Then he proceeds to tell them his plans, and in a classic move, leaves the room to let them "dwell upon their fates". This is the classic super villain, tells you how yer going to die and the bad things that happen after you die then leaves you to escape.

    I think if Telltale was ever going to bring him back he would have to be introduced at the end of a series, like you play through 4-5 episodes not quite knowing who the villain is, then in the last one you know its Mack Salmon for the last like 10 mins of the episode. But thats just my take on it, you guys are far better at putting together plots for Sam & Max than I'll ever be.

  • @Skippy the Demon said:
    I think if Telltale was ever going to bring him back he would have to be introduced at the end of a series, like you play through 4-5 episodes not quite knowing who the villain is, then in the last one you know its Mack Salmon for the last like 10 mins of the episode. But thats just my take on it, you guys are far better at putting together plots for Sam & Max than I'll ever be.

    Interesting, Skippy. Personally, I'd go the other way with it: have him be as visible and obnoxious as possible throughout the whole season, constantly cursing Sam and Max for what they did: all the while, Sam and Max are clueless as to why this guy hates them.

    Also, Hi, I'm new. Sorry if I missed the introduction thread. :eek:

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