VGC Day 18: Favourite Protagonist

Guybrush Threepwood is the hero of the Monkey Island series.  He is a quick-witted, ambitious wannabe pirate with a penchant for puzzles and feelings for the governor, Elaine Marley, who would become his wife.

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He has a long-time rivalry with the dread pirate LeChuck.  Among his skills is the ability to stay under water for ten minutes, as well as some talent with a duelling banjo.

I like how Guybrush has evolved over the years, both in terms of his personality and relationship with Elaine, but also visually:

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The 2000 release of Escape from Monkey Island is an exception to this enthusiasm.  It’s not that Guybrush was particularly badly design for this game, but the whole thing was pretty terrible and it took me some time to forgive Guybrush for appearing in that steaming turd of a game.  We’re cool now, though.

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