Who is Guybrush Threepwood?

I actually had to dig really deep now to find something that is correct. At least the first four or three results where all without the apostrophe. :wink:


Similar is said from the 80s: If you can remember the 80s you haven’t lived back then…

Good because I only remember half of them…and about less than half of the 00nds…

:thinking: No, don’t ask him. Don’t ask him…

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None at all? Huh, interesting.

I’ve just stumbled int a really bizarre web page…


I don’t remember any reference to it in this forum.

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With all of the references to Shakespeare I’m surprised they didn’t mention Twelfth Night. Too obvious?


Not German. >_>

Guybrush came from very violent family, abused by his alcoholic father. Guybrush doesn’t like women, he prefer men, preferably siblings, if possible.
Father beat up his mom often and kicked out Guybrush when he was 12 right after he found Guybrush sharing same bed with his brother, not mentioning the position.
Guybrush also have a sister Margot, that has been abused by her mother and she sent her to church school. After she ran away from church, she became a member of pirates group, just to help them to feel more comfortable at night.
As time passed, Guybrush decided to find his sister and wanted to become a pirate.

:face_with_raised_eyebrow: Seems like you had a few grogs too much before you posted that

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:sweat_smile: I used to write lots of weird stories with odd turnovers,… I used to answer those comments as: Truth hurt :face_with_hand_over_mouth:

Before washing up on the shores of Mêlée Island [1], declaring that he would like to be a pirate [2], and making the hike to the Lookout Point seeking instruction in his chosen craft of pirating [3, 4], Guybrush Threepwood was from the Old World [5]. He had been abandoned by his parents (or so he thought; it may have been their deaths that separated them from him) [6, 7], but not before Guybrush’s mother had had time to try to get him to practice the piano, which he would later regret that he did not ever do [8]. But he was likely in an orphanage from a very young age [9].

It would become naive, young Guybrush’s life’s ambition to become a fierce, swashbuckling, bloodthirsty pirate [10]. He may have even lived on his own in a miniature-pirate-ship-styled houseboat and dressed in pirate costumes, discontent with his job, which he would have daily threatened to quit (only to not be taken seriously by his boss, of course) [11]. And during the Golden Age of Piracy in the late 1600’s, pirates were secure in their Caribbean strongholds, amassing huge fortunes from plundering shipments of New World gold; these tales of pirate wealth thus attracted Guybrush, as well as many other adventurers [5], and his travels led him – fresh from the Old World – to Mêlée Island (somewhere in the Caribbean) in a quest to fulfill his dream [5, 10].

But something must have caused the ship Guybrush was on to sink before he was able to safely reach Mêlée’s harbor in it, resulting in his washing ashore, leaving him alone in a new land where no one knew who he was or where he had come from, and with no money [1, 3, 5]. But what he did have were high hopes and an insatiable curiosity and desire to become a pirate [5, 12], though he was not yet truly aware that there was more to being a pirate than simply swinging a sword and drinking grog [10].

  1. EMI game manual: https://archive.org/details/EscapeFromMonkeyIslandManual
  2. Shown in the opening flashbacks of EMI
  3. In the beginning of SMI
  4. CMI game manual: https://www.mocagh.org/lucasfilm/mi3-manual.pdf
  5. SMI press release: https://scummbar.com/games/index.php?game=1&sub=info&todo=14
  6. Known from Guybrush’s reaction at the start of the “Dem Bones” hallucination in MI2 when his parents appear to him
  7. Based on Guybrush’s genuinely believing what appeared to be the remains of his dead parents in the Dinky Island tunnel system under a sign marked “LOST PARENTS” at the end of MI2 were them
  8. Learned from Guybrush’s comment about the piano in the Bloody Lip in MI2
  9. Based on LeChuck’s telling him in his Fortress in MI2 that, in his case, babies came from the orphanage
  10. SMI game manual: https://www.mocagh.org/lucasfilm/mi-manual.pdf
  11. If it is assumed that events eventually came to pass in his life that partly held more or less true to the information that would have been in the official Monkey Island animated movie that had been in development but never ended up getting made, even though it was of a clearly divergent continuity from the game series, since, where it does not outright contradict the story of the games (as with his being from Mêlée Island [he is clearly from outside the Tri-Island Area based on his unfamiliarity throughout the games], living with a pet monkey [which would not happen if he was not in the Caribbean already, which he was not based on the SMI press release], and working as a chum-bait fisherman [his comments to the Fisherman in MI2 indicate he had never been fishing in his life, and his fixation on the smell of the Bait Shoppe in EMI indicates he never would have had the opportunity to get used to bait as the owner of that store suggested happens when you are around it long enough]), it does provide some potential additional background for Guybrush’s character that might be argued as being the closest we can get to canonical. All movie information from: https://scummbar.com/movie/
  12. SMI Special Edition press release: https://scummbar.com/games/monkey1/mise_press_release.pdf

I did some research, and there’s the definitive, canonical answer. I wonder if anyone could deduce which part of the Old World Guybrush would be from, or any other possible details of his life, using the information we have been officially given.

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Why double post? :slight_smile:


because the two threads are way too similar.

In my opinion they should merge, or, better, one of the two should be closed now that they mutually link to each other. Maybe @Calypso will decide what’s better.

Yeah, sorry about that. I found they were essentially addressing the exact same subject, so I didn’t know what the best route to take was

Also, it is worth noting that I left out any mention of Guybrush’s “brother” Chuckie, because, seeing as CMI reveals that the end of MI2 was all part of an evil spell of LeChuck’s to make Guybrush think he was a little boy; how Chuckie is named like LeChuck, looks like LeChuck, speaks like LeChuck, and is controlled/impersonated by LeChuck; and no brother of Guybrush’s is ever mentioned in any game outside of that one ending scene of MI2, that was surely just part of LeChuck’s trick, planting the lie of his being Guybrush’s brother - or even having a brother in the first place - in Guybrush’s head as part of the evil spell, in order to have better control/supervision of Guybrush.

you can always link to a post by clicking on the link button there and copying that in the other thread, rather than repeating the full post

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Can that be done?

Thank you for that information! I’m still a noob, haha :sweat_smile: