Question about Mortimer McMire's costume

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Question about Mortimer McMire's costume

Post by szemi » Wed Dec 06, 2017 19:17

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I'm very curious: Does Mortimer have official costume?

Because I've seen different costumes in each Keen mods. Especially in Mort 1: Doomship Dilemma, and Keen X. And there is 1 official, Mort's helmet in Keen 5's ending, but no further infos are known like his T-shirt, his pants, his shoes. So you know what I mean.
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Re: Question about Mortimer McMire's costume

Post by K1n9_Duk3 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 21:43

Since you're talking about the official costume, you'll need to look at the official games, not fan-made mods. So the only clues we've got are the helmet from Keen 5 and the final level from Keen 3. I know, technically it's not Mortimer in Keen 3, but Billy sure thinks it's him, so it's safe to assume that it's the costume Mortimer would be wearing.

Anything else is just pure speculation and doesn't deserve to be called "official" unless Tom Hall says so. (Yeah, this also means that Keen GBC doesn't count. Period. :mort2 )

If you wanted to discuss what Mortimer's costume should look like in any future mods, then perhaps you shouldn't be talking about the "official" costume in the first place.
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Re: Question about Mortimer McMire's costume

Post by szemi » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:54

Well, I asked Tom Hall about this and he said the following:


"Most of those are known... Helmet is banged up Chicago Bears helmet. Pants are jeans, i thiiiiiink black shirt, and adhering to that old palette, probably blue eyes."
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Re: Question about Mortimer McMire's costume

Post by ScarletFlame » Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:48

Huh. I didn't know Mortimer's Helmet was of the Chicago bears. Learned something new.
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Re: Question about Mortimer McMire's costume

Post by szemi » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:20

Yeah.

And another thing he told me after asking:


"He has no official stunner, just the mangling machine. He likes being more devious than a simple sidearm, probably...."
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Re: Question about Mortimer McMire's costume

Post by proYorp » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:13

szemi wrote:
Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:54
Well, I asked Tom Hall about this and he said the following:
"[...] Helmet is banged up Chicago Bears helmet."
So it is a Bears helmet! I've suspected this for years, after seeing a clip from some random old football video where the players had black helmets with a white C :mort2 (which my brother told me was the Bears logo). Also, fun fact: the Chicago Bears are supposedly arch-enemies of the Green Bay Packers. Coincidence? :evil

Do you have a link to your conversation with Tom Hall? (This was on Twitter like the rest of them, right?) Not that I don't believe you, I'm just a bit curious to see the original message.
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"[...] i thiiiiiink black shirt [...]"
For a long time I've thought the "Mortimer" in the Mangling Machine looked like he was wearing a white shirt with black suspenders over it. I guess it's actually a black tank top then?
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Re: Question about Mortimer McMire's costume

Post by szemi » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:54

It was a chat on facebook.

And as I quoted, you should believe it. Why? I got to know another info about his eye-brow:

He said:
"In original i think they are black. In fan-games, brown cuz they just changed Keen’s image. Black or super dark brown. Sorta like Damien in The Omen."

UPDATE: I also asked Tom about the colour Mort's shoes. Here it is:

"Black version of Keen’s shoes.
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Re: Question about Mortimer McMire's costume

Post by MoffD » Mon Dec 11, 2017 21:47

Oh shoot, my costume was off then :D

Thanks for asking him Szemi! Neat stuff
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Re: Question about Mortimer McMire's costume

Post by Ceilick » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:14

Great info, had no idea about the Chicago Bears helmet. That being the case, it seems almost certain that the helmet as seen in Keen 5 only has the double M on it in order to explicitly indicate to the player who it belongs to (or it's just a mistake). Similar to how Keen's is missing the green G in the title screen and other images.

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