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For the cartoon counterpart of this universe, see Cartoon Continuity.

Book Continuity

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Debut appearance

"Les Pyjamasques et le Grogarou"

The Book Continuity is the universe where the Pyjamasques picture book series takes place, with all its events from "Les Pyjamasques et le Grogarou" to the present being its canon. It is considered the main setting of the series, and the home dimension of the Pyjamasques.

The continuity also includes events of the unaired pilot episode of the PJ Masks television series, as well as the Taïtikis picture book series.

Characteristics

Reality

The Book Continuity is the continuity where the stories and events of the picture book series take place.

The primary location that most books takes place appears to be the fictional Tarabiscoville, a town based on Paris with aesthetics reminiscent to Gotham City from the Batman comic series.

Themes

In general, the continuity takes the idea of primarily defining superhero fiction as part of past history (in similarity to most superheroes in DC Comics), such as centring on folk narrative by covering Classical Mythology as its primary focus, while Native American religion, Ancient Egypt, European folklore, English folklore, Maori culture and other bodies of folk narratives are considered the secondary focus; it covers other historical topics such as Feudal Japan, tribes of Native America and pirates.

The continuity also aims on the idea on defining superhero fiction to be part of other themes such as nature, nighttime and dreams. In addition, it has a cartoonish, goofy, humorous and dreamlike atmosphere, with the aesthetics of slapstick cartoons.

Superheroes and Villains

Staying true to the continuity's themes, most of the superheroes and supervillains are generally portrayed on having traits related to mythological figures in history. These include:

  • The character's names are inspired after names of actual mythologic figures ending with suffixes with -os, -us, -te and so on. These examples include Tatouro's name being a combination of Tatou and "robuste" (French name for "robust"; simplified to the suffix -ro).
  • The character being named after a mythologic figure's name, such as Sorceline being named after the Greek goddess Selene; while Yoyo's civilian name "Sacha" is named after the Greek demi-god Heracles. These names are intended characterize their roles and symbolism depending on their meaning.
  • Some of the heroes and villains named after verbs that would describe an animal's route, adaptation and abilities in which the hero or villain is associated with, such as Yoyo, Bibou and Gluglu's names are inspired by the cat, owl and lizard; while Grigri, Zina and Ulbert are inspired by the mouse, fly and worm. Alternatively, the heroes and villains' names is sometimes based on their physical appearance.
  • Most of the superheroes and supervillains are portrayed after various mythologic figures such as Sablotin being an amalgam of the Sandman and Gremlin folklore, and Croque-Chaussettes being portrayed after the French equivalent of the Boogeyman.
  • Each of the characters in the continuity have motives that are portrayed after a mythological or historical figure in a traditional sense.



The continuity's most important superheroes are Les Pyjamasques and the Taïtikis. The Pyjamasques consists a trio of superheroes; includes Yoyo, Bibou and Gluglu, whose goal is to save the day by keeping things in order. The Taïtikis include a quartet of aquatic-themed heroes such as Taïcia, Timo, Liz and Samao, in which they are considered guardians of the oceans.

The continuity includes recurring villains such as Sorceline - a sorceress that leads a cloud of Mitomites that help her steal anything from kids in which she desires; Roméo Mécano - a young mad scientist whom builds infernal inventions to capture dream-related entities and objects (in his early appearances) or attempts to suspend the city's school; and Ninjaka - a ninja that leads an army of other ninjas whom help him in stealthy heists.


TV Series Connections

As of "Les Pyjamasques et l'opération zéro," the continuity began incorporating elements from the Cartoon Continuity while keeping most of the elements from its first 18 stories of the continuity. These features include:

  • Certain characters getting some visual connections to the costume designs of their television counterparts.
    • The addition of new characters that directly reference the PJ Masks television series, but they are portrayed differently, renamed, and had their designs changed to match the atmosphere and theme of the continuity.
  • Les Pyjamasques receiving vehicles that has a similar design to the PJ Masks, except they are convertible and have more animal features.
    • Les Pyjamasques also received a new design to their totem to resemble the PJ Masks' HQ, and is been given magical abilities.

Technology

The Book Continuity is mainly oriented to magic relating on real-life mythologies, folklore and legends. This also includes certain characters owning gadgetry and weapons which reflects on the continuity's cartoonish atmosphere and aesthetics of '40s/'50s vintage cartoons. As the book series progressed, some of the technology is incorporated from the Cartoon Continuity and is altered to fit with the continuity's dreamlike and cartoonish atmosphere and its mythology themes. Examples include:

  • Roméo's inventions coming in a large variety of cartoon-styled anthropomorphic robots, robot demolishers, cartoon bombs, seeds, a bag containing a mechanical arm and much more that can be imagined.
  • Ninjaka and the Ninjazouaves' Jumping Balloons, which happen to be inspired from the bouncy splats.
  • Sorceline's Sac-à-oubli resembling that of a robber's money sack, and her magnet possessing magic such as lightning-based powers and the ability to mind-control Mitomites.
  • Cartoon-styled superhero vehicles (such as the Chat-Bolide, Astro-Hibou and Energuman's super vehicle) with characteristics that are not common with comic-styled superhero vehicles, such as lacking a vehicle roof and vehicular gadgetry (in most cases).
  • Agent Pin and Agent Pon owning children-sized ride-on cars instead of actual police vehicles.
  • Les Pyjamasques being able to transform their pajamas into magical costumes by allowing their totem animals to illuminate their pajamas.

Locations

Inhabitants

Presentations that are part of the Universe

Trivia

  • Originally, before the events of "Les Pyjamasques et l'opération zéro," the themes for the book series didn't had the idea of placing other folklores, mythologies and legends into Ancient Greek storytelling style and lore elements that time.
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