For the cartoon counterpart of this universe, see Cartoon Continuity.
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 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.
In general, the continuity takes the idea of primarily defining superhero fiction as part of history, such as centring on folk narrative by covering Classical Mythology as its primary focus, while Native American religion, Ancient Egypt, European folklore, English folklore and other bodies of folk narratives are considered the secondary focus; it covers other historical themes such as Feudal Japan and tribes of Native America.
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.
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:
In similarity to DC Comics' superhero culture, the continuity focuses on defining the superheroes and supervillains as mythic beings that replicate myths, fairytales and folklores. Examples include Les Pyjamasques, Les Mascrapules and Tatouro (Nahual religion), Lilifee (Fairy folklore), Bastet, Apophis, Sablotin (a combination of Gremlin and Sandman folklore), Sorceline and Magistère la sorcière (Fairytale Witches) and Grogarou (combination of the Big Bad Wolf and Werewolf folklore). To replicate Greek mythology, each of the characters covered aspects of life and nature such as protection (Pyjamasques), sadness (Sorceline), humility (Roméo Mécano) or jealousy (Les Mascrapules).
The characters will have motives and personalities that reflect on their character archetype and/or representation with an aspect of life and nature. Examples include:
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:
Presentations that are part of the Universe