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|Govenor(s)|| Elaine Marley |
LeChuck (as Charles L. Charles)
Horatio Torquemeda Marley
|Points of Interest|| Governor's Mansion |
Big Body Pirate Gym
The Fantastic Flying Fettucini Brothers Circus
Much of the gameplay in the first and fourth games take place on this island; as well, both these games end their stories on Mêlée. It is one of the three main islands in the Tri-Island Area (along with Booty and Plunder Islands).
The island's geography also changes somewhat between the two games. Most notably the harbour (previously owned by Stan) is moved from the inner bay to the southeast coast. The location of the Governor's Mansion seems to have also been altered, though this can be debated as the mansion was depicted as being a good distance away from Mêlée Town in the first game as well, reachable through a cliff-side road. Other notable changes have happened to Mêlée Town itself, with the Voodoo Lady's shop being much more prominent and with the Scumm Bar now located closer to the rest of town, as well as its exit now facing towards the town centre and not away from the sea as in the first game.
Interestingly, Mêlée Island also contains an elevator that leads to an series of underwater tunnels that connect to several other islands, specifically Monkey and Dinky Island. While it is unknown what the purpose of these tunnels was originally, they eventually fell under the control of LeChuck after establishing Monkey Island as one of his bases throughout the Caribbean. LeChuck may have used the tunnels, among other purposes, to get from Monkey Island to Mêlée Island when he was disguised as Fester Shintop, explaining how he managed to go between the two islands several times without his ship in an extremely short amount of time.
- Captain Smirk's Big Body Pirate Gym
- The Fantastic Flying Fettucini Brothers Circus
- Governor's Mansion
- Hook Island
- Lookout Point
- Sword Master's House
- Stan's Previously Owned Vessels (aka Used Ship Emporium)
- later the Harbor
- Mêlée Town
- Carla, the Sword Master
- Governor Elaine Marley
- Spiffy the dog
- Men of Low Moral Fibre (pirates)
- Captain Smirk
- Ignatius Cheese
- LeChuck (when disguised as Sheriff Fester Shinetop or Charles L. Charles)
- Harbor Mistress
- Horatio Torquemeda Marley (before going to Australia and back after the events in Escape from Monkey Island)
- Ron (supposedly)
- Scumm Bartender
- Guybrush Threepwood
Mêlée (from the French, IPA /mɛle/.) generally refers to disorganized close combat involving a group of fighters. A mêlée ensues when groups become locked together in combat with no regard to group tactics or fighting as an organized unit; each participant fights as an individual. Like many other foreign-derived terms used in common English, the word is typically written with the accents omitted, appearing as just "melee" and pronounced (IPA) /mɛ-liː/.
The Legendary Lost Treasure of Mêlée Island
- In the first game, the Men of Low Moral Fibre (pirates) on Mêlée talk about some monkeys that arrived at the island. After they arrived, they sold their ship for a small amount of money. They also said it was the only deal they have seen that was better than Stan's.