General Guy

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Not to be confused with Sergeant Guy.
General Guy
General Guy and two Shy Guys
Species Shy Guy
First appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Brawl (sticker cameo) (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 an army of 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, where he rules the local Shy Guys and is in turn very loyal to Bowser. His army obeys him without question and he lauds them for their bravery, although his overconfidence in himself is proven unwarranted once he is defeated by Mario, leaving him screaming and fleeing in panic with the rest of the Shy Guys. He has a straightforward, formal and military-esque way of speaking in general, although at one point he childishly claims that Watt's attack is "too strong" and that Mario is cheating. He wears a peaked cap and gray robes decked with shoulder patches and a gold medal with a red ribbon on it.


Paper Mario[edit]

General Guy
General Guy ordering his troops to attack Mario
General Guy attacks Mario
General Guy in his tank

King Bowser orders General Guy and his Shy Guys 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, who manage to escape by breaking through a wall. On the other side of the wall, they are reunited with General Guy. Soon after introducing himself, General Guy prepares to battle Mario for the Star Spirit.

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 they are defeated, General Guy summons two Shy Stacks that each have a max HP of 10. After defeating them, Mario fights General Guy in his tank.

General Guy's tank has a max HP of 30, 4 Attack points, and 2 Defense points. The light bulb on his tank is a separate target that can be destroyed, with a max HP of 8 and 1 Defense point. When combining the HP of all enemies in this fight, including the Shy Squad, Stilt Guys, Shy Stacks, General Guy's tank, and its light bulb, they have a collective 87 HP. This gives the fight against General Guy the second-highest HP total in the game, with the highest being tied between Bowser and the final form of The Master, both having 99 HP.

If the light bulb on General Guy's tank is intact, it can release a bolt of electricity, which can deal 5 points of damage and immobilize Mario's current partner, although Watt is immune to this attack. General Guy's primary attack is by throwing bombs at Mario that can deal 4 points of damage. After General Guy's tank is defeated, it falls apart, and General Guy flees with the rest of his Shy Guys.

In the game's ending parade, General Guy and several Groove Guys dance on a float. General Guy is the only boss to appear in the nighttime part of the parade.

Super Mario-kun[edit]

Profile (?) for General Guy. Page 52, volume 26 of Super Mario-kun.
Profile from Super Mario-kun.

General Guy appears as a boss in volume 26 of Super Mario-kun. Mario attempts attacking the General Guy in a variety of ways (including cross-dressing, 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.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario enemy
General Guy
General Guy's tank Max HP 30 Attack 4 Defense 2 Type Ground
Level 73 Strong None Weak None Moves Bomb Throw (4), Lightning Shot (5, Mario; 2, Partner)
Sleep? 0%, -1 Dizzy? 0%, -1 Shock? 0%, 0 Shrink? 0%, -1
Stop? 0%, -2 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 0% Hurricane? 0%
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box
Tattle This is General Guy in his tank. The tank seems to be dangerous even though it's a toy. Max HP: 30, Attack Power: 4, Defense Power: 2 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.
Paper Mario enemy
The bulb on General Guy's tank from Paper Mario Max HP 8 Attack 0 Defense 1 Type Elevated
Level 1 Strong None Weak None Moves N/A
Sleep? 0%, 0 Dizzy? 0%, 0 Shock? 0%, 0 Shrink? 0%, 0
Stop? 0%, 0 Fright? 0% Air Lift? 0% Hurricane? 0%
Coins N/A Items N/A Run N/A Location(s) Shy Guy's Toy Box
Tattle N/A

Super Smash Bros. Brawl sticker[edit]

Image Game Effect
A Sticker of General Guy Paper Mario Launch Power +31

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しょうぐんヘイホー
Shōgun Heihō
General Shy Guy
Chinese 嘿虎将军
Hēihǔ Jiāngjūn
General Shy Guy
French Général Mass From "Masskass" (Shy Guy)
German General Guy -
Italian Tipo Mostrine Medal Guy (Super Smash Bros. Brawl only)
Spanish El General The General