Shunned Guy

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Color Splash enemy
Shunned Guy
Shunned Guy Idle Animatioon from Paper Mario: Color Splash
Location(s) Indigo Underground, Tangerino Grill, Sunset Express
Type Normal
HP 12
Strong Jump, Hammer
Weak Fire
Moves Attack (5), Straw Attack (heals itself while reducing the red paint of Mario), Last Straw Attack (heals itself while reducing the red paint of Mario), Group Attack (5), Blowback Attack (12)
Enemy class ENEMY_ZAKO_LV1
Card probability 2

A Red Slurp Guycard from Paper Mario: Color Splash


Indigo Underground: "My favorite color is slurple!" ~ "Paint and suffering..." ~ "Not fire! Anything but fire!" ~ "Heh... Eheheheh..."
Tangerino Grill: "Eheheheh..." ~ "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh..." ~ "*sniff* *sniff*" ~ "SCHLURRRRRRP... Tastyyyyyyyyy..."

Dropped items
Hammer Scraps 20
Red paint 42
Yellow paint 0
Blue paint 5
Orange paint 0
Green paint 0
Purple paint 0
“Paint and suffering...”
Shunned Guy, Paper Mario: Color Splash

The Shunned Guy is a Slurp Guy first found in the Indigo Underground in Paper Mario: Color Splash. It can be located in a small cave branching off from a platforming room next to an upward-moving block, where it is seen sucking the color out of a Toad. When Mario approaches it, it suddenly bends backward unnaturally and spots Mario before moving towards him similar to a 2-Fold Goomba or a bug, initiating the battle. Mario tries to escape, but trips. Attacking the Shunned Guy with Jumps or Hammers does not damage it, but it can be defeated with fire-based attacks, outright stated in one of its in-battle quotes. The theme that plays during this battle, "Straw of Doom (Reprise)," is a Psycho-style theme that plays earlier in the game when Mario first witnesses a Slurp Guy draining color from Toad.

The first Shunned Guy encounter, in its entirety, is a tribute to the horror genre, particularly horror movies: the entire room leading to it is quiet except for an ambient track, and the scene which introduces it shares lots of qualities with the typical reveal of a horror monster, such as the slow camera pan and the single piano chord that plays afterwards to underscore shock. The Shunned Guy bending over may be a reference to the horror film The Exorcist, which is supported by its internal name.[1]

A Shunned Guy is also the third-round opponent in Roshambo Temple #3, although after Ludwig von Koopa is defeated, it will be replaced by the Rock Paper Wizard until beaten.

Another Shunned Guy appears in the kitchen of Tangerino Grill during the commotion caused by Shy Guys, in the shelves next to the sink. Yet another appears in the Sunset Express scaring one of the Red Rescue Squad members. In both appearances, a Shunned Guy can be defeated outside of battle with First Strike attacks, but still retain their invulnerability to Jump and Hammer attacks while in battle.


Related media[edit]

Audio.svg Straw of Doom (Reprise) - Shunned Guy's battle theme
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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese しゃくとりヘイホー
Shakutori Heihō
Inchworm Shy Guy
Dutch Shunned Guy -
French (NOA) Maskache araignée Spider Shy Guy
French (NOE) Maskass maudit Cursed Shy Guy
German Raupen Guy Caterpillar Guy
Italian Tipo Timido strisciante Crawling Shy Guy
Portuguese (NOE) Masquito Parasita Parasite Shy Guy
Russian Ползун
Spanish (NOA) Guysano Play on "gusano" (worm) and "Shy Guy"
Spanish (NOE) Rastreroguy Derived from "arrastrarse" (to crawl) and "Shy Guy"; also "rastrero" meaning "despicable"


  1. ^ Paper Mario: Color Splash internal filename (\content\script\btl\enemy\heiho\as_btl_heiho_exorcist.bin.lz)