This is just a thread to express some appreciation to one of the best aspects of chapter 2 in tales. It finally, and I do stress finally, showed that Guybrush may be an oaf at times and incompetent, but at the bottom of it all he can be a badass and is more than capable at holding his own in a fight.
I was so shocked when I saw just how skilled Guybrush was at sword fighting since the previous games never showed it aside from swings and he was always made fun of by literally everyone, from other pirates right down to monkeys and figureheads. By Escape, Guybrush became a joke of a pirate to a lot of eyes, but this chapter finally shows that Guybrush truly is a pirate. Aside from that, his reputation has finally spread. Guybrush has done many thought to be impossible tasks: destroying LeChuck four times, discovering big whoop, escaping the carnival of damned, capturing pegnose pete, mastering the ultimate insult, and much more. He did it all through wit, some luck, and many crimes, but very impressive none the least.
It's just a nice bonus to see that Guybrush is being handled much more seriously and even Armato is doing an excellent job in giving Guybrush more emotional concern for some people and his mistakes. You can truly hear the concern in his voice when he hears Elaine scream for help when that statue fell on her and when he realized that he needs to cure Elaine in addition to the Caribbean. The hook he has now instead of his poxed hand personifies the new edge Guybrush has at long last. It's been a very long time coming, but it finally happened. Telltale deserves a lot of appreciation for this.