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The motives of the Millennial Characters (2003 - 2008)

Post by Jonathan Green » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:46 pm

Recently I've been thinking, what motives would the millennial characters have to kill Mr. Boddy?

If you don't know who are the millennial characters (like, two of you?), they are: Mrs. Meadow-Brook, Lord Gray, Lady Lavender, Rusty Naylor, Prince Azure, and Miss Peach.

Prince Azure has been given a motive in the Marmalade game, that being Boddy might cancel a diamond deal. Rusty was also given one, but that was in the Sherlock theme.

What do you think is their motives?
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Re: The motives of the Millennial Characters (2003 - 2008)

Post by Jonathan Green » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:23 pm

Mrs. Meadow-Brook:
a) Failed to seduce Mr. Boddy
b) Boddy thinks she had something with her husband’s death

Rusty:
a) Boddy is coming close to find out his blackmail gig
b) Boddy may hire a new gardener and let Rusty go without petition.

Lord Gray:
a) Land dispute between him and Boddy
b) Fears that Boddy might find a new garden architect

Lady Lavender:
a) Fears that Boddy might find a new herbalist

Prince Azure:
a) Fears that a sale with Mr. Boddy might not go through.

Miss Peach:
a) Tried dating Mr. Boddy, but it didn’t go through
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Re: The motives of the Millennial Characters (2003 - 2008)

Post by Sir Shamrock » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:17 pm

If I had to guess...

Mrs. Meadow-Brook: Mr. Boddy had enough of her gossip and has some information about the death of Mr. Meadow-Brook

Rusty: Money troubles and years of disagreement finally made him snap

Lord Gray: Argument over the neighbor lines and garden designs

Lady Lavender: Wants more funding for her experiments

Prince Azure: A failed business deal was to much for him

Miss Peach: Blames Mr. Boddy for her failed acting career through her support of Miss Scarlet or perhaps a long lost retaliative or something

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Re: The motives of the Millennial Characters (2003 - 2008)

Post by Elrond » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:06 pm

I just don’t see the Millennial characters wanting Boddy dead, actually. At least not as they are described in Clue Mysteries, FX, and DVD.

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Re: The motives of the Millennial Characters (2003 - 2008)

Post by coinilius » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:44 pm

Elrond wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:06 pm
I just don’t see the Millennial characters wanting Boddy dead, actually. At least not as they are described in Clue Mysteries, FX, and DVD.
To be fair, the Millennial characters* in those games weren't really designed to be suspects in Mr Boddy's murder, so motivations for them are all ones that we're free to assign after the fact. In the 'Which woman is perfect for Mr. Boddy?' thread I outlined the basic motivations I assign to the various women of Clue, but here are the ones for the Millenial characters specifically:

Miss Peach - the southern belle, she seems sweet and innocent but it's all an act to charm her way into Mr Boddy's confidence
Mrs Meadow-Brook - the social climber, she is the widow of Boddy's attorney, Miles Meadow-Brooke, and presents herself as a woman of high society, but Boddy knows that she was originally just a maid before she married into money, a history she would do anything to keep from coming to light
Lady Lavender - the herbalist, older than Boddy, there may have been something between them in the past, but she was married to Lord Lawrence Lavender, right up until his untimely death...

As for the men:

Prince Azure - the foreigner, he has leveraged his royal title and exotic background to great effect, but has Mr Boddy used his knowledge of Azure's true past to interfere in one of the 'prince's' deals?
Rusty Nayler - the gardener, he is a bitter curmudgeon, disliked by everyone for his crusty demeanor, but he doesn't care as he is soon to retire on a very substantial pension that has been set aside for him by the estate. Who knows what Rusty would do, however, if someone was to ever threaten those retirement plans?
Lord Gray - the architect, he is charming, but also temperamental. Formerly a cartographer, Lord Gray now works as an architect specialising in the design of elaborate water gardens. While undoubtedly brilliant, his tendency to go over time and over budget on impractical designs has not made him very popular, and it is rumoured that his constant feuds are costing him considerable money. Did he approach Mr Boddy to bail him out, and if so, what were the conditions?


* That naming convention conjures up a completely different image in my mind than what the characters are, more like what if Hasbro released a Clue for Millennials Edition like they did for Monopoly.

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Re: The motives of the Millennial Characters (2003 - 2008)

Post by Jonathan Green » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:31 am

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Re: The motives of the Millennial Characters (2003 - 2008)

Post by coinilius » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:35 am

Jonathan Green wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:31 am
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Wow, that is an awesome find, Jonathan. I've just started dipping in and it is an incredible resource (obviously) for the 2003 era Clue continuity.

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