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Bosun Krebbs = Kate Capsize? (minor spoilers)

posted by jolson42 on - last edited - Viewed by 4.6K users
This might be completely daft, but hear me out at least. Feel free to cut this theory to shreds if you notice anything that doesn't fit.
Unless it's the spelling of Kathryn. I think that's it, but I'm not certain. I know of so many different Kathryns and Cathrines and Katherines and so on that they all blend together. :rolleyes:

I think Bosun Krebbs is a stealth cameo from Kate Capsize.

She gives her name in Club 41 as "Kathryn C Krebbs", and as far as I remember, she is only referred to as "Kathryn" or "Bosun Krebbs" in the trial, but the credits list her as "Kathryn 'Kate' Krebbs". Was she ever called "Kate" in the game? I don't recall...
It's humorously revealed at Club 41 that our Guybrush Ulysses Threepwood isn't her Guybrush Q Threepwood, but this may not be entirely true. Perhaps it's like this: our Guybrush meets Capsize, charters her boat, etc, and they go their separate ways.
Later, unknown to us, the other Guybrush meets Capsize, and does all those terrible things to her. At some point, he destroys her reputation, and she decides to start a new life as Krebbs. Much later, she ends up on Flotsam, and hears about the trial, so she decides to join in and get her revenge.

She could easily dye and cut her hair, so that wouldn't be a problem.
And if she continued to have trouble with Guybrush Q Threepwood after changing her identity, that would explain why she doesn't remind our Guybrush that she was originally Capsize - she thinks he already knows. And after the reveal, it doesn't matter, because she would think they've never met before Flotsam.

There it is, go for it!
Telltale Staff: if I'm right, do I get a prize? :)
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  • I was actually thinking the exact same thing during the game! I think it may just be a small joke though, but then again...
  • In Monkey island 2 there was a character called kate Capsize and she wasn't blonde...
    Also, in the game the blonde girl said that she seeked revenge because of Guybrush Q. Threepwood and the name of our hero is Guybrush ULYSSES threepwood... no Q in his name...

    It's just not the right guybrush she's after so its not Kate...
  • Guimero, did you actually read my post, or just the title?
  • I think they were deliberately playing with our expectations on this one - throwing in a female pirate called "Catherine" who wanted revenge on Guybrush for leaving her to rot in prison, so we'd all think she was Kate Capsize...

    ...then it turns out that she wasn't, and it was all a misunderstanding. So yeah, I'm reasonably certain that they're two entirely different people, and Telltale are just messing with us. ;)
  • Ah, but that's just it: he didn't leave her to rot. He busted her out after he framed her. Thus, she wouldn't mention it to him at the Club, it's not on her list of things hid did to her!
  • Sorry if I'm off topic, but where did Guybrush's second name "Ulysses" come out?
  • Sorry if I'm off topic, but where did Guybrush's second name "Ulysses" come out?

    BTW, isn't this Krebb's gal backstory based on Designer for a Day contest winner entry?
  • Aise;217589 said:
    Sorry if I'm off topic, but where did Guybrush's second name "Ulysses" come out?
    Probably named after the Greek Myth :p
  • I believe his middle name is mentioned in the fourth game


    Nah its not her... TTG was playing a little trick on us... making us think it could be her until we find out she is after a different Guybrush.
  • I had exactly the same thoughts at the time. Well done by TT.
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