“So, you came, did you? I’m General Guy. We’re following the orders of King Bowser by guarding a Star Spirit. As long as we keep it secure, we have permission to do what ever we want. You hear!?”
General Guy is the leader of the Shy Guys and the mastermind responsible for the numerous robberies in Toad Town during the events of Chapter 4 in Paper Mario. His main base of operations is the Shy Guy's Toy Box. General Guy presumably rules over all Shy Guys loyal to Bowser, although most Shy Guys simply answer to Bowser himself.
King Bowser orders General Guy and the Shy Guy Army to guard Muskular, the fourth Star Spirit. However, General Guy and his troops are very disorganized which allows Mario and his partners to easily infiltrate his base and defeat many of his soldiers. Later on, Mario manages to corner a large group of Shy Guys. They manage to escape by breaking through a wall where on the other side, they are reunited with General Guy. Soon after introducing himself, he prepares to battle Mario for the Star Spirit. In the end, despite his large number of soldiers and his powerful Toy Tank, he is defeated by Mario and his companions and he proceeds to flee with his Shy Guys whilst screaming in terror. In Paper Mario's end parade, General Guy and several Groove Guys dance on a float.
General Guy appears as a boss in volume 26 of Super Mario-Kun. Although Mario attempts to attack General Guy in a variety of ways (including cross-dressing of some sort, holding a bucket of paint and a paintbrush, and walking in something called "Ototo"), General Guy retaliates by electrocuting him. Watt, needing to be recharged, prompts Kooper to run on a treadmill. Once she is recharged, Watt zaps Mario, causing Mario to go crazy with a hammer and whack General Guy in the face.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Tattle Log and Statistics
“Mario! You, sir, will pay! You beat my infantry, but that's all you'll do! Prepare for the next wave!”
Before battling General Guy, Mario must fight the Shy Squad which has a max HP of 15. General Guy then summons two Stilt Guys, each one having a max HP of 7. After defeating them he summons two Shy Stacks that each have a max HP of 10. After defeating them the player fights General Guy in his Toy Tank. The light bulb on his tank can release a bolt of electricity that can cause 5 points of damage and imobilize one of Mario's partners, however, the light bulb can be destroyed. Once the light bulb is destroyed General Guy attacks by throwing bombs at Mario that can cause 4 points of damage. General Guy is defeated after another wave of attacks, and his tank falls apart. After his defeat he flees with the rest of his Shy Guys.
General Guy is a grey robed Shy Guy wearing a peaked cap, shoulder patches and a gold medal with a red ribbon on it.
He has a straightforward and military-esque way of speaking as noted by the way he commands his troops and the way he speaks to Mario, who he will often address as "Sir". He appears to be very overconfident as he had no doubts of defeat before facing Mario. He has great deal of faith in his army and vice-versa even referring to them as "brave" and they obey his orders without question. He also seems to be very loyal to Bowser, as noted when he addressed him by the full title of "King Bowser" and was willing to do whatever it took to protect the Star Spirit. After his defeat he is shown screaming in fear with the rest of his soldiers and running in panic before escaping implying that he may actually be a coward. Plus he seems childish as he says that Watt's attack is "too strong" and that Mario is cheating.
Names in other languages