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Do you guys feel Guybrush has changed?

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While playing Chapter 4, it brought back something i suddenly though seeing him pose with his face held high, one hand grabbing his coat, and his facial expression of pride and smart. Throughout the series i felt Guybrush has lost the goofy part of his character that made him so much funny to play. If you guys remember MI1 and MI2 one of the things Guybrush is made fun off, its about his goofyness and awkwardness.

Like jumping off a cannon with a casserole, telling a long story to Elaine while he is barely hanging and about to fall while holding in the other hand a heavy chest. Struggling to steal from Melee's Island storekeeper, dressing in pink, and the lack of respect he barely had from his crew members. For me Guybrush now looks more like a smart grown up college boy, that finds his way to outsmart people. I also liked the fact that people laughed at him because of something (like his beard).

Ever since CMI and EFMI Guybrush no longer is made fun off... So is it me or Guybrush has changed in personality waaayyyy to much into a smart college frat boy? He lost the aura of a pirate wannabe.

Pd: I have loved all the games alot and enjoyed alot TTG's chapters. I also believe they should be handed MI5 or 6. But still i feel something in Guybrush has been missing.

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  • "Just go! You're making us look bad!"

    C'mon, if the map-thing didn't bring out the farcical and goofy part of Guybrush I don't know what did!

    But I think you're right. Guybrush has grown up. In character-years I'd say at least half a decade if not a decade. In real terms, Dominic Armato must be about a decade older, the Emperors of MI are now two decades older than when Ron Gilbert went 'hey how about a young girl who wants to be a firewoman?' and so it's quite unavoidable that Guybrush will lose a certain element to his character. But I think this hasn't necessarily ruined him. He's still quite goofy, and while Morgan is a fan-girl, he's still a bit of a loser. It would be nice if one island hadn't actually heard of him, though. Like that no matter how hard he tries, how many times he literally saves the Caribbean, he never gets recognition as a proper pirate by everyone.

    ..Then again he's got that uber-cool hook now. Am I the only one contemplating unnecessary amputation? :p

  • I kind of like how GB actively outsmarts people now. Just replaying CMI, he felt more like he lucks out at things. Not that he bumbles around that much, but that things happen to be in his favor or actually, things are a lot more in the control of the player and he ends up doing stuff that sometimes, he appears to not actually have any clue as to why he's doing it.

    Also, kind of like how GB uses seduction as a completely legitimate course of action! Even on the same sex (*cough* his offer to Judge Grindstump about going over 'legal briefs' anyone?)!

  • "Just go! You're making us look bad!"

    Hmm, where does that line come from ?
    I remember the line but not the actual scene...

  • @Astro Gnocci said: Hmm, where does that line come from ?
    I remember the line but not the actual scene...

    End of Chapter 2, GB about to set off on the Screaming Narwhal to find De Cava following the Sea-Turtle-Horse things. He was trying to look somewhat cool and heroic to everyone on the pier (just Elaine + LeChuck really) but Winslow insists he couldn't steer the ship without being given a destination on the map. The delay kinda spoiled the moment.

  • By the way, it looks like Guybrush has magically learned how to throw properly (the sponge in the end).

  • I think it's quite logical that Guybrush has become more than his old self in previous games.

    There's obviously a time difference of a decade - in the "What's Guybrush's age?" threads they estimate he's maybe as young as 16-18 when he's a pirate wannabe in Secret of Monkey Island and now in Tales of Monkey Island he's around 30, which fits in with Morgan following the adventures of Guybrush "since her childhood" and the decade's worth of booty in Guybrush's ship hold including a crate of fine leather jackets which he apparently does try to sell.

    He's not a pirate wannabe any more. He's a Mighty Pirate™ with a T M these days. But he's still got that Guybrush charm, can get insulted a couple of times, makes a few blunders from time to time, but now has a razor sharp wit and even heroism (which the Voodoo Lady points out).

    Incidentally, if Stan calls Guybrush "kid" how old does that make Stan?

  • End of Chapter 2, GB about to set off on the Screaming Narwhal to find De Cava following the Sea-Turtle-Horse things. He was trying to look somewhat cool and heroic to everyone on the pier (just Elaine + LeChuck really) but Winslow insists he couldn't steer the ship without being given a destination on the map. The delay kinda spoiled the moment.

    Spinner Cay, when Elaine announces she's gonna help LeChuck move the monkeys back to their proper habitats and Guybrush sails off after those weird trumpet-horse thingies.

    About 3 minutes into this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riMmQoLa0Tg

    Thanks guy. I knew it was a funny line, just coudlnt remember the context which made it so ;)

  • I agree- he's changed. He's more mature and definitely more confident in his abilities to out-smart people and situations. He's also mature enough to swallow his feelings about Elaine "keeping an eye on" LeChuck. But he's still Guybrush.

    His delight in the Voodoo Lady's body counts as goofy, right? And how upset he was with losing Morgan as a fan. Petty revenge on LeChuck... The fish pun...

  • @The Commissioner said:
    *snip*

    Incidentally, if Stan calls Guybrush "kid" how old does that make Stan?

    Isn't that just Stan being Stan? Wanting to appear more experienced and worldly in order to better make a sale and all?

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