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My Problem with Morgan LeFlay

posted by ToddD on - last edited - Viewed by 1.4K users
That's right, you probably haven't heard it before, so don't misread, I really just did imply that:

I don't like Morgan LeFlay.

Let me clarify something though: I LOVE the IDEA of Morgan LeFlay. I think a strong female pirate hunter is a great idea! But I also love Elaine but HATED Elaine in EMI. It's all about execution, you see.

Specifics:

Appearance Problem: She looks TOO conceptual. Concept sketches are fine, but she is borderline Anime and doesn't really fit in the canon based on her appearance.

Suggested Solution: Make her tough, make her hardened. Give her a scar and make her hair pulled back or in a bandana, no one could keep their hair like that on the open salty sea. She's a pirate hunter she has to get her hands dirty.

Sound Problem: With all due respect to her voice actress, I think the voice is TOTALLY off. It was acted fine, but I want an accent, or at least a scruffy scratch to her voice that suggests she's been around the block a few times and has been hardened. She sounds like a teacher from Fairly Odd Parents or any other Nickelodeon / kids show. I've always been of the school of thought that Guybrush should be the only American/Goofy sounded character.

Sound Suggestion: Give her an accent, you can make her sultry, that's fine, but make it period. Cockney accent would have worked PERFECTLY or cajun or caribbean would have worked too.

Conflict Problem: She is a pirate hunter but loves Guybrush. This conflict wasn't believable at ALL. She could switch to easily without hearing ANY conflict in her voice.

Conflict Solution: Make her less sane. When she must mentally address this conflict her sentences should trail off, her voice should change, and she should seem like she is having serious mental issues about this fundamental internal conflict.



HOPEFULLY, if they bring her back (I'm assuming they will based on the last scene), they will make her more hardened and much less cartoony.


Flame away, internet friends.
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  • Vira;443472 said:
    I the only one who liked her voice?

    Niki Rapp has an awesome voice.
  • Falanca;443463 said:
    And during Tales' storyline I assume nothing really happened to her that would damage her clothes.

    Plus that has the potential of earning the game a higher rating.
    Like the intro to Bayonetta! (skip to 6:25) I had as much fun watching that game as my flatmate did playing it. Even if it does make no sense whatsoever.

    Also, I really liked Nikki Rapp's voice acting as well.
  • I liked Morgan's voice too, to be honest, true to my human elements.
  • Jen Kollic;443481 said:
    Like the intro to Bayonetta! (skip to 6:25) I had as much fun watching that game as my flatmate did playing it. Even if it does make no sense whatsoever.

    Also, I really liked Nikki Rapp's voice acting as well.
    LOL, wow. All hail gaming.
  • The more troublesome fact is that no Character (aside from Stan) keeps their wardrobe between games, so we'll get used to a new look for Morgan if a sequel does come around. Same for Winslow and others.
  • I think I.....I...may be in love with her.
  • Nikki Rapp is awesome... she seems so nice and is such a "real" person.. judging from her updates and interactions with her on facebook.
  • I didn't say she was bad, just not a fit for the genre in my opinion
  • ToddD;443744 said:
    I didn't say she was bad, just not a fit for the genre in my opinion
    That's a difinitve statement where you have no real visible defined limitations to house it and give it validity, it's just a personal opinion/ statement that is apparently not true man. You're personal standards are irrelevant in arguments such as these. I don't know why it's programmed into us to have such a boxed view of the world...
  • That's a difinitve statement where you have no real visible defined limitations to house it and give it validity, it's just a personal opinion/ statement that is apparently not true man. You're personal standards are irrelevant in arguments such as these. I don't know why it's programmed into us to have such a boxed view of the world...
    This is a discussion board, all we're talking about is opinions! Your opinion to disagree is just as valid :)

    I still loved TMI, I just think that was a weak link. Everyone can have their own views.
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