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Guybrush Threepkiller was a dual-lightsaber-wielding Human male who lived during the reign of the Galactic Empire, before the year 1 BBY. He had blond hair, fair skin, and wore black armor with black boots. The bridge city of Tarko-se on the planet of Cato Neimoidia contained golden statues of Threepkiller in one of the rooms of the city's Western Arch.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "This was actually just a quick sketch done on a whim when we were creating additional unlockable costumes for the game (things tend to get silly when artists' block sets in). Not thinking anyone would take us seriously, we brought it to a sign-off meeting to pitch the idea. Because everyone on the team is a huge Monkey Island fanatic, it made it through! Guybrush is one of those characters that seem to go through a re-design in every game he appears, so we didn't need to stick to any one particular style. The idea was so popular that we had a few artists take a crack at the Starkiller version. In the end we used a bit from all of the rough sketches to achieve the final piece seen here."
- ―Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Collector's Edition digital art book
Guybrush Threepkiller appears as an easter egg in the LucasArts video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, which was released on October 26, 2010. He is one of many skins that the player can unlock for Starkiller, the playable character in the game. The skin can be unlocked in the room containing the Threepkiller statues in the Western Arch of Tarko-se.
Threepkiller is based on Guybrush Threepwood, the main character in the LucasArts Monkey Island video game series. The first installment in the series, The Secret of Monkey Island, was released in 1990. Threepwood was created by Ron Gilbert, who was also an extra in the 1985 Star Wars movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. The name "Guybrush" first came about when artist Steve Purcell saved the character's sprite file in the computer graphics program DPaint as "guybrush.bbm" to indicate that it was the brush file for the then-unnamed "guy." From 1997's The Curse of Monkey Island onward, Threepwood was voiced by actor Dominic Armato, who also did voice-overs in several Star Wars video games. A clone trooper from the LucasArts video game Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes also bears the name "Threepwood."
As stated in the digital art book section of the Starkiller Mimobot, which was included with the Collector's Edition of The Force Unleashed II, Threepkiller was conceived for the game while the design team was looking for new unlockable costumes to add into the product. Although the artists did not think that anyone would take them seriously when they presented the concept art for Threepkiller to the rest of the team, the other members, all Monkey Island fans, agreed to the idea. Although the artists also made concept art for Monkey Island characters Elaine Marley as Juno Eclipse and LeChuck as Darth Vader, Threepkiller was the only one to be added into the game. The artists used bits and pieces of different rough sketches to come up with a Starkiller version of Guybrush Threepwood, whom they also considered naming "Guy Brushkiller" or "Brush Guykiller."
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II comic
- ↑ Gilbert, Ron (2009-01-02). Grumpy Gamer Some Things Are Better Left Lost. Grumpy Gamer. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. Retrieved on October 31, 2011.
- ↑ Grossman, Dave (2009-11-10, 12:23 pm). Guybrush Threefoot - Telltale Games Forums. Telltale Games. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved on October 31, 2011.
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Nintendo DS version)
- ↑ Starkiller Mimobot
- Guybrush Threepwood on Wikipedia