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Guybrush ambidextrous?

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In SMI, Guybrush uses his left hand to operate the sword.
In CMI, he uses his right hand.
In TMI, he uses his left hand again for fighting, however uses his right hand for almost everything else he does with his inventory.


So either Guybrush is ambidextrous, or we have lazy developers, or we have developers who just let Guybrush do whatever looks better in the current scene. :D


Or ... or there is a really awesome plottwist going to happen!
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  • Heh, that's nothing. In CMI Guybrush and everyone else only had four fingers!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvSjG3uXk2o

    Check out the waving as Guybrush and Elaine are sailing off at the end of CMI!

    Click on 4:05 onwards, on the vid.
  • Purple Tentacle;183701 said:
    Heh, that's nothing. In CMI Guybrush and everyone else only had four fingers!
    I thought in "Tales" he also had four fingers, no?
  • Arwald;183707 said:
    I thought in "Tales" he also had four fingers, no?
    No he's grown that extra digit :D I'm suddenly feeling a little too geeky for comfort :o
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    Loz
    In some cultures internationally (one of which being Japan, I believe), it is an offence to artificially represent humans with 5 fingers, something about them being too close to being real. A relative of mine was involved in a pilot for a kid's TV show that was supposed to be sold to Japan, amongst other places. For the above reason, it was explained that all the puppets used could have a maximum of four fingers. Maybe the CMI thing is a similar reason.
    This feels like a strange thing to know o_o
  • Well, i think it's not connected with countries- it's just that all cartoon characters used to have 4 fingers in those days....and CMI was a first time Guybrush appeared in high resolution - maybe they inteded him to be sort-of cartoonish
    Loz;183717 said:
    (one of which being Japan, I believe)
    not Japan anyway - never saw an Anime movie with 4-fingered characters...
  • Loz;183717 said:
    In some cultures internationally (one of which being Japan, I believe), it is an offence to artificially represent humans with 5 fingers, something about them being too close to being real. A relative of mine was involved in a pilot for a kid's TV show that was supposed to be sold to Japan, amongst other places. For the above reason, it was explained that all the puppets used could have a maximum of four fingers. Maybe the CMI thing is a similar reason.
    This feels like a strange thing to know o_o
    It is actually the other way round.
    In Japan, the Yakuza used to chop off the little fingers of people who don't pay their depts, so drawing humans with only four fingers makes them look like victims of the Yakuza, which is not appreciated in Japan.

    Maybe it's different for puppets.
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    Loz
    Guinea;183726 said:
    It is actually the other way round.
    In Japan, the Yakuza used to chop off the little fingers of people who don't pay their depts, so drawing humans with only four fingers makes them look like victims of the Yakuza, which is not appreciated in Japan.

    Maybe it's different for puppets.
    Whoa, I didn't know that. That's really interesting, I guess you learn something new every day :) Maybe it is just puppets then, for some reason, 'cos there as definitely an issue concerning the number of fingers the puppets had. I'll check with my relative later.
  • Loz;183744 said:
    Whoa, I didn't know that. That's really interesting, I guess you learn something new every day :) Maybe it is just puppets then, for some reason, 'cos there as definitely an issue concerning the number of fingers the puppets had. I'll check with my relative later.
    Your relative didn't happen to work on a British kids show called Postman Pat did they?

    If I recall correctly they had to put an extra finger on Pat and Co for Japan...I have no idea how I came to possess this knowledge :confused:
  • Hell...just browsed Internet to find the answer to the question - why so many characters are 4 fingered...the answer simply AMAZED me


    !!!It's easier to draw and animate four fingers than five!!!

    The average cartoon short requires 50,000 drawings. If you're working with a five-fingered character, drawing each digit really adds up in terms of time and money. But if your character has four fingers on each hand instead of five, that's 100,000 fewer digits to sketch. Or as one site puts it, it's "accountant-based thinking that forces so many cartoon characters to go through life with only four fingers."

    PS: actually....most people live their lives with 4 fingers, not even knowing it, for that sticking-out digit is a "thumb" )))
  • Arwald;183783 said:
    Hell...just browsed Internet to find the answer to the question - why so many characters are 4 fingered...the answer simply AMAZED me

    *SNIP*

    PS: actually....most people live their lives with 4 fingers, not even knowing it, for that sticking-out digit is a "thumb" )))
    Well if you're gonna be smart about it, lots of characters are actually only drawn with three fingers and a thumb. :p

    Hmm - I just had a sudden urge to look through my list of insults to see which one I don't have a reply to yet...curious :confused:
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