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no must resist...I COLLECT SMALL BEAN BAG ANIMALS AND MAKE SMALL OUTFITS FOR THEM! phew telling any secret not thas secret is a load off

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  • The secret of monkey island is... that there is no secret.

    Or maybe the real secret was in that box...

  • The secret of Monkey Island is...

    ...Guybrush is a small boy piloting a gigantic robotic monkey in a theme park that is trapped inside a tiny box, that is made out of solid gold.

    :mad: What? It could happen.

  • I maintain my super awesome theory that the secret of Monkey Island is that it is a video game. This may not seem like a secret, but I think that the original idea was to acknowledge that it was a game and have the characters be like "I'm a character in a video game?!". Well, not necessarily a video game, but something like that (maybe even some sort of... theme park? or something?), something kind of matrixy/plato's cavey.

    This theory is backed up by a few things:

    • The theme park/underground element of MI2 (obviously)

    • The fact that Grossman and Gilbert were once recorded talking about the way the logistics of the "undeground" element of the secret meant that they couldn't reveal it in the first 2 games for disk space reasons (or something roughly along those lines.. something about "underground tunnels" or something). If I find the video, I'll post it. It was of a discussion between Grossman, Gilbert, Tiller and various other Lucasarts peoples after they stopped releasing adventure games.

    • In Chapter 4 of Tales, the Voodoo lady remarks that they are all "players in a much bigger game", or it might have been something to do with puppets. I can't quite remember. It was at the part where she was in jail and Guybrush was annoyed with her. Anyway, I think that the Voodoo Lady is perhaps omnipotent/enlightened and knows that they are in a game (or whatever it may be) and it's her intention to keep LeChuck and Guybrush at eachother's throats so that they can all continue to survive (i.e, so that more games can be released).

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

  • she mentions her 5 game contract in EMI ^^

  • @Fealiks said: Anyway, I think that the Voodoo Lady is perhaps omnipotent/enlightened and knows that they are in a game (or whatever it may be) and it's her intention to keep LeChuck and Guybrush at eachother's throats so that they can all continue to survive (i.e, so that more games can be released).

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    This actually occured to me but I dismissed it as a joke. And yet... Ron Gilbert is a humorous man after all, isn't he?
    And let's not forget that the Guardian of the Crossroads (through which you can be reborn at wish :D) is Nor Treblig, a.k.a. Galeb, a.k.a. Ron Gilbert. ;)
    LOL.

  • Oh, yeah ... that could use a little explanation I guess ... um, Ganesha is traditionally shown with a baby elephant's head, since Shiva cut his human one off. And I was joking that the giant monkey head in the Secret of Monkey Island was actually Hanuman's, the Monkey King. So ... Ganesha and Hanuman are actually the same mythological figure, which ... would be kind of a big secret?

    Huh, looking back on it, it's not really funny. Meh, oh well! Got the Ramayana on the brain, I guess.

  • Supporting the "video game or something" theory is also Herman Toothrot in 2, who says they're all actors on a stage.

    However I'm beginning to think that the Secret is that there's no Secret and Gilbert has been pulling our legs.

  • @Indrid Cold said: Supporting the "video game or something" theory is also Herman Toothrot in 2, who says they're all actors on a stage.

    However I'm beginning to think that the Secret is that there's no Secret and Gilbert has been pulling our legs.

    I thought Shakespeare said that? And yeah, I secretly think Gilbert's plan was not anywhere near as well-defined as some people think. Basic outline, maybe?

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