Stanley (Donkey Kong 3)
Stanley, also known as Stanley the bugman or Stanley the Bugman, is a bug exterminator and the protagonist of the game Donkey Kong 3. In this game, Stanley uses his insect repellant to do battle with Donkey Kong and several insects in a greenhouse. Stanley managed to drive Donkey Kong out of his greenhouse, and afterward sent him to an alien planet in Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū; however, it is not known what succeeded these events.
Donkey Kong 3
Stanley first appears as the protagonist of Donkey Kong 3. Stanley was working as a simple fumigator when Donkey Kong and various insects started attacking his greenhouse. In order to put a stop to Donkey Kong, Stanley needed to spray him and the insects with with his sprayer while also trying to keep the bugs away from his plants. After pushing Donkey Kong up into a beehive, Donkey Kong would flee to another greenhouse and Stanley would chase after him in order to continue driving him off. In the arcade version, the bugs eat Stanley if he is defeated by one, while in the NES version, the bugs do not eat him, and instead simply disappear.
Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū
Stanley is once again the protagonist of the 1984 semi-sequel to Donkey Kong 3, Donkey Kong 3: Dai Gyakushū. His role is very similar to Donkey Kong 3 in that he must spray Donkey Kong to the top of the screen and while also blasting the invading bees, although this time there are no plants to protect, nor are there any multi-level platforms. These changes make for something that is somewhat akin to Galaga.
Stanley made an appearance in the television series Saturday Supercade, in the Donkey Kong episode "Greenhouse Gorilla," where he's the owner of a greenhouse. Here he's seen taking care of a carnivorous plant called Herman, but then a thief (only referred once as Mr. X) steals it while Stanley is occupied with spraying a bug. The thief then convinces Donkey Kong that Stanley is the one who wanted to hurt the plant, so he starts throwing beehives at him. Once again, Stanley is too occupied fighting the bugs and lets the thief and Donkey Kong run away with Herman. Stanley then joins forces with Mario and Pauline and starts chasing them. After a confrontation at a supermarket, and one at a manor where a "grand ball" was taking place, Pauline convinces Donkey Kong that the thief is the evil one, so they finally defeat him with the ape's help. The thief is finally arrested and Herman returns to Stanley, but Donkey Kong runs away once again.
Game & Watch series
Donkey Kong 3
In the Game & Watch version of Donkey Kong 3, Stanley's greenhouse is again attacked by Donkey Kong, who this time had a sprayer of his own. Donkey Kong and Stanley stood at opposite ends of the greenhouse and sprayed the bug spray at bees to move them toward one another and get them to sting the other.
Game & Watch Gallery 4
Stanley appears in Game & Watch Gallery 4 as a playable character in a port of the Game & Watch version of Donkey Kong 3. A modernized version is featured; however, it is set in a Ghost House rather than Stanley's greenhouse, Mario replaces Stanley, and Boos and fireballs replace the bees.
Super Smash Bros. series
Stanley appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as one of the many collectible trophies. His overalls are white instead of red but his shirt remains blue. Mr. Game & Watch also uses the sprayer as a weapon called Greenhouse, matching its first appearance, and continues to use it onward in later titles as his neutral attack.
Stanley appears as a playable character in one of 9-Volt's Microgames in WarioWare: Twisted!, named Donkey Kong 3. Here, he must do as he did in Donkey Kong 3 and spray Donkey Kong until he gets his head stuck in a beehive.
Stanley appears in 9-Volt's Microgame Donkey Kong 3 in WarioWare: Touched! In this microgame, the player must blow at the microphone to make Donkey Kong move to the top; instead of spraying Donkey Kong, Stanley blows clouds out of his mouth to make him move into a beehive.
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase
Stanley reappears in NES Remix as the playable character in various Donkey Kong 3 based challenges, which only appear in bonus games.
The 1982 Game & Watch game Green House has a premise, a setting, and gameplay very similar to Donkey Kong 3, and while the game's instructions only refer to the playable character as the "Fumigator," there is often speculation that he is the same character as Stanley despite his different physical appearance and the fact that Green House predates Donkey Kong 3. A 1983 Game & Watch commercial calls the Green House character "Stanley," but no other official sources link the characters. This commercial aired months before Donkey Kong 3's release.
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