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Lechuck? (Possible Spoilers)

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Just a small poll on your ideas of Lechuck in the next Monkey Island game.

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  • @Uzrname said: Btw, I think we completely forgot about Murray. Why not make HIM the main villain this time? A skull with some attitude, saying to Guybrush: "Well, what do you say now, puny mortal? You thought all these times that I was just some skull unable to defend myself? Well, tremble before my new power MWAHAHAHAHA"

    All this time we've been taking Murray too jokingly. If he would be reappearing causing some serious trouble I think that might actually work.

    I can't say I like this idea. Murray's always been the pathetic little skull with ambitions too big to undertake. He's so harmless despite being so evil - that's the irony and humour that make Murray the hilarious character that he is, and it is something that cannot be changed. Not even for the sake of a good story, it just can't work without ruining his character from previous games.

  • @haydenwce27 said: I can't say I like this idea. Murray's always been the pathetic little skull with ambitions too big to undertake. He's so harmless despite being so evil - that's the irony and humour that make Murray the hilarious character that he is, and it is something that cannot be changed. Not even for the sake of a good story, it just can't work without ruining his character from previous games.

    Pathetic as he might've been, he nearly bit Guybrush's hand off in Lair. And if the developers has enough bravery turning LeChuck human, then I wouldn't see why Murray cannot appear in his full skeletal form, at least as a one-episode villain (similar to McGillicutty in Siege).

    As per the rest of the story, first of all I think we need to push the date of the Voodoo Lady's obsession with LeChuck's power a tad earlier, let's say somewhere between Escape and Tales. The lust for voodoo, either good or bad, wouldn't make her necessarily an evil person. She is into voodoo after all, so maybe she got attracted to LeChuck's power and wanted to use it for her own means. Not necessarily evil means.

    LeChuck, on the other hand, possessed her as she started digging into this. And eventually, he was controlling her mind, thou his power was weak because she was able to partially suppress it and stay kinda midway, like pirates who were infected with the Pox. However, it took someone to actually go inside her mind in order to kick him out of here, and who else but Guybrush, right? =)

    At the end of another episode, Guybrush would face LeChuck in, let's say, a familiar early games setting (take whichever), but instead of the usual turn of event, Largo would come and rescue LeChuck out of there by using some voodoo talisman he has been assembling earlier. Then LeChuck would return again, as always.

    Although, in all is still seems somewhat hackneyed to me as MI plot. It must be developed and elaborated. Plus, is there any guarantee that the team actually bothers reading it? That would surprise me if they do lol

  • @Uzrname said: Although, in all is still seems somewhat hackneyed to me as MI plot. It must be developed and elaborated. Plus, is there any guarantee that the team actually bothers reading it? That would surprise me if they do lol

    ...let-alone actually taking any of it into consideration :).

  • @Ash735 said: Earl Boen is retired so I doubt he'll want to keep coming back to this.


    Didn't stop him for ToMI1. Why would it for another season (unless it was horrible to do, which I doubt)...

  • Out of the the two I perfer Earl, but if he really wants to retire, I see no point in complaining why he doesn't keep doing it. Of course the new guy isn't going to sound exactly like Earl, (I'll admit I though Lechuck in ch1 could have sounded darker) but I didn't think he did horrible.

  • Actually, I didn't feel the difference at all. He still sounded plenty "LeChuck"-y to me, plus I haven't played another MI game in like 3-4 years, so I didn't even feel that it was another actor.

    But when Boen came back it did disgrace the other guy. They should've either stick with Harrington from the start (btw he also does a lot of other characters and pretty well), or just wait until Boen is back and cope with it.

  • As long as he changes the way LeChuck laughs, and no exaggerated "har har har" stuff that only sounded awkward and really ruined the atmosphere. If he can change that, he can stay. :D

  • I did think the "Arr arr' sounded weird, but... It was the first game I played in English and there isn't such a thing as a "Pirate accent" in French, so...
    What I mean is him (or anyone else) saying "Arr" period was confusing. But yeah, he was saying it in a weird way I guess.

  • I thought Harrington was pretty horrible as LeChuck. He was much better cast as Moose in chapter 3.

  • @Hassat Hunter said: Didn't stop him for ToMI1. Why would it for another season (unless it was horrible to do, which I doubt)...

    It's my understanding from comments made in the Private forum way back when, that Boen would only travel out to do one session, since Tales was a monthly thing that's why we got a rough LeChuck at the start, it's clear that once they paid Boen they pretty much threw the script for Chapter 5 at him, and forced in Chapter 4 and Chapter 1 to make it one long session instead which also covered all of Demon LeChucks scenes.

    Again, if LeChuck were to come back, they could save it for the end of the game so Boen only has to do one session again, really I'd like to see a game set around preventing some cult (Largo and crew?) from reviving LeChuck, having a whole game based on that with Guybrush doing the chasing, leading back to Monkey Island and having Guybrush just get there as LeChuck bursts out in Voodoo energy with his laugh would be quite a good scene, at least in my head anyway.

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