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

Book Continuity

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Debut appearance

"Les Pyjamasques et l'opération zéro"

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.

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 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.

The continuity includes aspects that relate to the atmosphere and aesthetics such as superheroes wearing costumes and showing feats that replicate the mythic beings and figures of mythologies and folklores (e.g. Les Pyjamasques disguised as actual animals which replicates the nahual folklore and totemism, while having Hercules feats), anthropomorphic characters (e.g. Machine à bisous, Robot-Blizzard, Mitomites, Papinuits, Pyja-Robot and Grogarou) and a moon with a face.

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.

Characters

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:

  • Sablotin causing malfunctions in machinery such as the magical Astronomical Clock to put people to sleep for eternity as he has the combined archetype of the Gremlin and Sandman folklore.
  • Croque-Chaussettes is able to feed on the clothes of people as he is a combination of the French equivalent of the Bogeyman.
  • Ninjaka has the proper feats of a real ninja such as staying stealthy and willing to take items from other people for his personal uses.

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.
Realities
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