General Guy

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Not to be confused with Sergeant Guy.
General Guy
GeneralGuy1.jpg
Full Name General Guy
Species Shy Guy
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest Appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl (as a Sticker) (2008)

“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, Paper Mario

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.

History[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

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.

Super Mario-Kun[edit]

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[edit]

General Guy appears again in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Sticker that raises Launch Power by 31 points.

Tattle Log and Statistics[edit]

“Mario! You, sir, will pay! You beat my infantry, but that's all you'll do! Prepare for the next wave!”
General Guy, Paper Mario

Paper Mario Enemy
General Guy
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Max HP 30 (Light bulb has 8 HP)
Attack 4 (Light bulb's Attack is 5)
Defense 2 (Light bulb's Defense is 1)
Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box


Moves Bomb Throw (4)
Lightning Blast (5 to Mario; 2 to partner)
Tattle
This is General Guy in his tank. The tank seems to be dangerous even though it's a toy. Not only does the General give commands from the tank, but he also throws bombs and uses electric attacks. The power of his electric attack is 5, and your party member takes 2 damage points, so defend yourself carefully. He'll lose the electric attack if we break the light bulb. Normal fighting styles seem ineffective because the tank is well fortified.
Entry from Super Mario-Kun.

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.

Character Description[edit]

Physical Appearance[edit]

General Guy is a grey robed Shy Guy wearing a peaked cap, shoulder patches and a gold medal with a red ribbon on it.

Personality[edit]

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[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しょうぐんヘイホー
Shōgun Heihō
General Shy Guy
Spanish El General The General
French Général Mass From Masskass (Shy Guy)
German General Guy
Italian Tipo Mostrine Medal Guy (Super Smash Bros. Brawl only)
Portuguese O Shy Guy General The Shy Guy General