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Largo Lagrande

Largo legrande

Aka:
Residence:Scabb Island (formerly)
Job:LeChuck's enforcer/henchman
tyrant on Scabb island (at one time)
Relatives: Marco Largo LaGrande (deceased grandfather)
Appearances: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Voice actor:James Arnold Taylor



"Wherever you go, on sea or land, you can't ever hide, from Largo LaGrande!"

Largo LaGrande was a Pirate and LeChuck's right hand man. He was the grandson and successor of Marco Largo LaGrande. By reputation, they had much in common.

For a time he was in unofficial control of Scabb Island. Many pirates on Scabb Island feared him for his old connection to LeChuck more than his own merit. He bullied the inhabitants, took large amounts of their earnings and enforced an expensive embargo which left many pirates landlocked.

Traits and lifestyleEdit

Largo was a short, but very aggressive individual who used his past role as LeChucks man to scare people into submitting to his tyranny. Despite this, LaGrande did not particularly like LeChuck, calling him a 'bloated old fool' and a 'creep' behind his back. The respect and loyalty he has for the undead pirate seems to stem from the power and respect it earns him from others. Despite his size he was very strong. Notably, The Innkeeper said that he ate like thirty men.

His "usual" favorite drink was a green one, possibly a coctail made from Blue Whale and Yellowbeard's Baby.

He kept a toupee most likely he was actually bald or at least partily (this is somewhat comfirmed in The Curse of Monkey Island when Guybrush uses the Ventriloquism Book on Captain Rottingham and can say "Make me balder than Largo LaGrande). He had been known to also wear it as evidenced by the dandruff flakes left on it.

He also wore a Pearly-white bra under his shirt, suggesting that he is an underdresser or self-expressing a transgender identity.

BackgroundEdit

He served as LeChuck's first mate when he was still alive and remained a loyal ally even after his death. It is unknown why LeChuck allowed Largo to live while he usually killed his crew and kept them to serve him in spirit form.

After the destruction of LeChucks spirit form, LaGrande spent much time searching for any scrap of surviving essence in order to resurrect him.

The Largo EmbargoEdit

LaGrande lived in a hotel room in the inn on Scabb Island. It is presumed that he did not pay for the privelege. The room was a mess of left overs and an unkept bed.

Largo imposed an embargo tax on all ships arriving and leaving Scabb Island. It was so expensive that no pirates in the area could afford it. This eventually led to no one docking or leaving at all in order to avoid it. Captain Dread was forced to end his ship chartering business after making port on the south of the island.

Disruntled pirated tried to sabotage Largo to force him to leave. Mad Marty left pins in Largo's. The Barkeeper slipped laxatives into Largo's drinks. Wally B. Feed threw rocks through Largo's window. Fink sent him a nasty letter.

Dealings with Guybrush ThreepwoodEdit

LaGrande robbed Guybrush Threepwood of considerable wealth as soon as he entered Woodtick calling it a toll.
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Guybrush has an unpleasant first meeting with Largo.

As Threepwood explored the town its occupants revealed their hatred of LaGrande and several suggested that someone should build a voodoo doll of him. The Voodoo Lady told Threepwood all about the process and what ingredients were needed to make a doll.

Threepwood entered Largo's room at the Swamp Rot Inn and stole his toupee that contained dandruff fragments. Through balancing a bucket of swamp mud on the door of Largos room he soiled Largo's clothes and then collected them from the Woodtick Laundry. Guybrush was able to collect some of LaGrande's spit from the wall of the Bloody Lip bar. Finally he dug up a bone of Largo's grandfather from the Scabb Island Cemetary. Threepwood then had the Voodoo Lady construct the doll. He confronted LaGrande in his room and used it to scare Largo off the island.
Largos doll ingredients
During the confrontation, Threepwood boasted about having destroyed LeChuck. This gained LaGrande's interest, him having believed that the
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Voodoo Lady had killed him. Threepwood produced LeChuck's Beard as proof that it was he who did it. LaGrande stole the still-alive beard from Threepwood and took it for use in resurrecting LeChuck.

Confusion As To Who Ran Him Off The IslandEdit

Though Threepwood was responsible for finally forcing LaGrande to leave, whether it was due to his attack or because he had to take LeChuck's Beard to be reunited with his body, the inhabitants of Scabb all believed different stories.

  • Woody was led to believe that Mad Marty's plan of leaving pins in Largo's underwear had been successful.
  • The Barkeeper believed that it was his laxatives that he had been slipping into Largo's drinks that was the cause.
  • Wally B. Feed assumed his throwing rocks through Largo's window had driven him out.
  • Bart and Fink believed Largo had been frightened away by a nasty letter Fink had sent him.

In LeChuck's FortressEdit

After being reanimated LeChuck charged Largo with the duty of stopping Threepwood collecting the four map pieces of the Big Whoop treasure. LaGrande was unsuccessful in stopping Threepwoods progress, seemingly making no moves against him. However, he reported back to LeChuck whenever Guybrush gained a map piece suggesting that he had been spying on him. After Threepwood found the second map piece, LeChuck ordered Largo to go after him personally or die. He most likely collected the ingredients necessary to build a voodoo doll.

LaGrande came up with the idea to kidnap the cartographer that Threepwood needed to mend and decipher the map. He was involved in building the torture chamber for use on Threepwood and his cartographer ally Wally B. Feed.

When Threepwood escaped and blew up the fortress, Largo was never seen again.

He was presumed dead, though there was a distinct possibility he survived the explosion as Threepwood, Feed, and LeChuck all did.

TriviaEdit