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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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Video Game: The Curse of Monkey Island
Rank 72
Num Ratings 332
Average Rating 8.21
Average Weight 3.14
Num Owned 364
Prev. Owned 42
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Wishlist 14
Comments 26
Release Date 1997-10-31
Video Game: Escape from Monkey Island
Rank 826
Num Ratings 166
Average Rating 7.03
Average Weight 3.00
Num Owned 256
Prev. Owned 22
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Release Date 2000-00-00
Video Game: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Rank 40
Num Ratings 500
Average Rating 8.36
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Release Date 1991-12-00
Video Game: The Secret of Monkey Island
Rank 39
Num Ratings 669
Average Rating 8.32
Average Weight 2.52
Num Owned 818
Prev. Owned 78
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Wishlist 23
Comments 86
Release Date 1990-10-00
Video Game: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal
Rank 2228
Num Ratings 43
Average Rating 6.77
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Wishlist 3
Comments 17
Release Date 2009-07-07
Video Game: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 2: The Siege of Spinner Cay
Rank 1881
Num Ratings 34
Average Rating 7.10
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Num Owned 127
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Wishlist 3
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Release Date 2009-08-20
Video Game: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 4: The Trial and Execution of Guybrush Threepwood
Rank 1597
Num Ratings 33
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Num Owned 126
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Release Date 2009-10-30
Video Game: Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 5: Rise of the Pirate God
Rank 1781
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