Polly: Should LeChuck return?

December 6th, 2010 by | 4 comments

68% of voters would prefer a hook to a peg leg. It may be because of scenarios similar to the disturbing one painted out by Haggis in screaming colors on a rainy night with a full moon. Now we look toward to the next season of ‘Tales’, because it’s surely going to happen, right? Right. Would you like LeChuck to return as the big bad guy or has his role been played out and he should take a break?

Polly: Should LeChuck return?

  • Yes! LeChuck forever! (47%, 36 Votes)
  • No. Let him sit out a bit and introduce a new villain. (13%, 10 Votes)
  • Yes. It's not MI without LeChuck, but he should not be the main villain. (40%, 31 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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4 Responses to “Polly: Should LeChuck return?”

  1. Farlander says:

    The problem is, a villian should not be overused, or he faces some sort of decay. Like in CMI and EMI LeChuck was basically a taste-less comic villian (saved only by the fact that he was incredibly voiced by Earl Boen) because he couldn’t possibly retain all the fearsomeness while being used in each and every game (and killed every time). In ToMI LeChuck has returned to his former MI2-ish glory (even surpasses it), being at his BEST. There is no way his immediate return can compare to what he did in ToMI, so he should be given a rest for at least a season.

  2. HaydenWCE says:

    I think a lot of people are just rushing in and blindly picking the ‘Yes’ options without really thinking things through. This poll isn’t asking ‘Do you like LeChuck?’, it’s asking ‘Should LeChuck return in the next installment?’. And I personally think that LeChuck should be placed on the sidelines for the next game. We’ve seen the guy in all five of the Monkey Island games, and each time he’s basically tried to do the same thing – kill Guybrush, marry Elaine, rule the Caribbean. His intentions and plans are always the same, and to be frank, it’s getting a little bit old, and it’s making the plots and storylines suffer as well because they’re always focused around what his intentions are. He IS beginning to become a little overused, and in a way, he’s a bit of a clamp and restriction upon Monkey Island. Without LeChuck, there’d be a new freedom for the writers to do something NEW with Monkey Island, rather than rehash the same story. Yes, we all love LeChuck, but it’s about time he was excluded from one of the games, maybe even two. Because, like Farlander said, he reached his climax as a character in ToMI. If he were to be brought back, it would only be a step down and it would essentially be a forced inclusion; LeChuck thrown in merely to make some of the fans happy (the fans afraid of change). It would also make the next installment too similar to the other 5. Each of the other five games have done well to disguise the consistent, repetitive plot by changing a few things and twisting said plot it a few different directions. But when all else is stripped away, the bare essentials of each storyline are just the same. It isn’t noticeable yet, but it’ll only take one more installment of the same thing to show that there is a definite repetition, and that this series is going NOWHERE if LeChuck is included again.

    I could go on for longer about this, but what I’m trying to say is that LeChuck’s exclusion is essential for the growth, development and quality of the Monkey Island series.

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