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"Elaine Marley-Threepwood is a fictional character in the Monkey Island series of graphic adventure video games. Created by Ron Gilbert for LucasArts, the character first appears in The Secret of Monkey Island and is one of the core characters in the franchise. Originally conceived as a ruthless island governor, the character evolved during development into the protagonist's love interest. While the first two games in the series did not feature voice acting, Elaine was voiced by Alexandra Boyd in The Curse of Monkey Island and by Charity James in Escape from Monkey Island; Boyd would reprise the role for later entries in the franchise.

Elaine is the governor of the Tri-Island Area, a fictional group of pirate islands in the Caribbean. She is loved by the undead pirate LeChuck, who never ceases to pursue her affections and attempts to turn her into his undead bride, but Elaine instead falls in love with hapless protagonist Guybrush Threepwood. Elaine is consistently kidnapped by LeChuck, prompting Guybrush to attempt a rescue, although Elaine is usually more than capable of escaping predicaments by herself. She eventually marries Guybrush and relinquishes her gubernatorial responsibilities to her grandfather, travelling with Guybrush to the fictional Gulf of Melange to cure the outbreak of a voodoo-empowered pox.

The character has been recipient to a positive critical reception. Several sources, such as GameSpot, commended Elaine's aberration of the damsel in distress stereotype. Elaine has been ranked on a number of lists regarding the best female characters in the video game industry, and has received praise for her visual design and resilient personality. Critics have also complimented Boyd's and James' voice acting for the character in the later installments of the series, though IGN expressed disappointment at the character's reduced lines in The Curse of Monkey Island."

Source: Wikipedia, "Elaine_Marley", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Rank 63
Num Ratings 260
Average Rating 8.20
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Release Date 1997-10-31
Rank 580
Num Ratings 138
Average Rating 7.22
Average Weight 3.00
Num Owned 192
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Wishlist 5
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Release Date 2001-06-20
Rank 35
Num Ratings 421
Average Rating 8.35
Average Weight 3.26
Num Owned 525
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Wishlist 13
Comments 54
Release Date 1991-12-00
Rank 32
Num Ratings 560
Average Rating 8.34
Average Weight 2.60
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