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In SMB2, Mario was introduced to a villain known only as a Shy Guy.  They are named Shy Guys primarily because of the fact that they where white masks over their faces.  

Where did the Shy Guys come from and why are they so shy?  Here is what you thought:



Name: MinaPeach (i no its funky but its my name)
Email: SSVenus16@youareadork.com
Thoughts: The Shy Guys are shy because they have ugly faces, so thats why tey wear masks, ne way some things are just shy!


Name: KraZi J
Email: thugkaliber@hotmail.com
Thoughts: Shy guys are so shy because they are a shady type of person and pretty much helpless. They can\'t defend themselves and since they are looked at as outkasts they stay to themselves.


Name: Luigi128
Email: luigi128@luigiland.com
Thoughts: The Shy Guys are shy because of the fact that they are normally recluses, which is why they do not appear until SMB2. When they finally do come out, they don\'t want you to know who they are!


Name: marioman
Email: supermario5@juno.com
Thoughts: I think they are so shy because they,like me,are picked on because they are different or stupid.


Name: Pdzilla
Email:
Thoughts: I Prbably say that the reason shy guys are so shy of other people because on Paper Mario they seemed to have lived in a Toy Box all their lives and never saw nobody from the outside world before.


Name: Roger North
Email: fenrock@webtv.net
Thoughts: I think that Shy Guys are shy because they think their faces are ugly.


Name: Roger North
Email: fenrock@webtv.net
Thoughts: I think that Shy Guys are shy because they think their faces are ugly.


Name: Mark Henrickson-Mattson
Email: mhmattson@cox.net
Thoughts: Shy Guys AREN\'T shy! They often are portrayed as shy because of their masks, but they march toward Mario and folks relentlessly! (oh ok, so maybe walk in his general direction and then fall off a cliff, kinda like Lemmings.) If they were shy they would just run away! As to where they came from, I beleive that they were drafted from Doki Doki Panic. Didn\'t you say that elsewhere on the site? all right already, heres my real answer: When Mario was dreaming, he imagined that all of the mushroom people around him were red and blue guys with masks on. Perhaps Shy Guys really are evil mushroom people with robes and masks?


Name: Andrew Gossen
Email: andrewgossen@hotmail.com
Thoughts: maybe there are so shy is because their appearance is so horrifying, so disgusting. that they have been forced to cover up and live a life of shyness


Name: \"What\" is my name
Email: opfdp@jsfhskfdsaj.dfddhfsdf
Thoughts: the reson their shy is so youll make a mystery topic about them.


Name: Introbulus
Email: www.jamesraskopf@msn.com
Thoughts: Well, the secret to shy guys is that they don\'t exist. That\'s right, you heard me. Shy Guys don\'t actually have a physical form! Basically, all that they are is a walking cloak. They wear shoes and put masks on to hide the fact that they don\'t exist. Now this may sound far fetched, but if you think about it, it also makes sense. I mean, the only time that a shy guy was in Bowser\'s army was when Kamek created them, so they don\'t really need a body, do they? I mean, all they do is walk around, right? Later, many smart shy guys snuck out of Bowser\'s troops. Seeing as how most of them only knew how to fight, many joined other armies, such as General Guy\'s troop, or Wart\'s regime. Some shy guys just wandered around the world without a purpouse, and a few even stayed in Bowser\'s army! (Although after awhile, Bowser fired many of them, after all, shy guys aren\'t even as powerful as a goomba! Right?) And that is the story of the shy guys. ...on another note, I may be completely wrong. Oh well. :)


Name: Paratroopa
Email:
Thoughts: Perhaps shyguys don\'t have any skin (weird!) and they just cover up their entire body so they don\'t, well...fall apart.


Name: Jimmy Bellandi
Email: Smashbrosruler46@aol.com
Thoughts: There goombas that are scared of... well, everything.


Name: Alink
Email: Whats it to you?
Thoughts: I think they\'re shy because one day the Adam and eve of Shyguys came across a Camp and decided to stay there. Tat night The Evil Wart came and took thier underwear and put it up the flagpole. That morning the shyguys had to go ass naked up to the post and take down thier underwear in front of every Mario character. That\'s why they\'re shy.


Name: WaterKoopa
Email: majcarrillo@aol.com
Thoughts: I Think Shy Guys are shy because they get defeated a lot and don\'t like to be stepped on because they wear masks and can\'t see through them to see if Mario is going to step on \'em.


Name: Ludwig Von Koppa
Email:
Thoughts: It is a trick. They\'re not shy at all . The reason they are called shy guys is so that someone will walk up to them thinking they\'re shy and WHAM.The shy guys beat them up. But Mario,Luigi,Yoshi etc did not fall for that trick.It\'s is very brave to invade Taod Town and Mushrom kingdom. And the masks are not masks . They are the skins of the shy guys.


Name: josh
Email: CUTMAN3@COX.NET
Thoughts: well shy guys like twetters have the same color faces as thier heads


Name: GOYVIN!!!
Email: Wouldn\'t you like to know.
Thoughts: They\'re not shy. They\'re just ugly. They\'re covering up their faces with masks.


Name: Gamechamp
Email: tanner3000@aol.com
Thoughts: Well,it\'s pretty much obvious!Shy guys where masks to cover their face because they have no face!Now,let\'s look at Luigi\'s Mansion,the Shy Guy ghosts have no faces when you suck thier masks!This leads to an even bigger mystery,why do they


Name: Gamechamp
Email: tanner3000@aol.com
Thoughts: Well,it\'s pretty obvious!The Shy Guys hide thier faces with thier masks not because they\'re shy,but they have no face!In Luigi\'s Mansion,when you suck the Shy Guy ghost masks,you can see they have no face!So,this makes an even bigger mystery:WHY THE HECK DO THEY WHERE MASKS?!?!?!?!Now,time to theorize. 1)The shy Guys are aliens from the planet Shyguyosenusen who one day built a rocket ship that led to Earth.When it went,they ended up landing straight into a sewer pipe on Earth and wnt into a warp pipe to the Mushroom Kingdom. 2)One day,there was a gang of bullie Mushroomers called the lieing guys decided to play around a construction site,and they ended up getting caught in a cement machine and it dried on them.They went into surgery,and when the doctors removed the parts on thier faces,for some reason it tore off thier faces.So they then practiced the secret art of No-Face-Fu with some guy which included wearing some masks and robes.So they decided to change thier name because of this to the Shy Guys! 3)One day,Wart was playing around with some of those ninja guys and the game they played was hot bottle of strange potion stuff.Unfortunatly it spilled and landed on the ninjas,transfor


Name: Gamechamp
Email: tanner3000@aol.com
Thoughts: Well,it\'s pretty obvious!The Shy Guys hide thier faces with thier masks not because they\'re shy,but they have no face!In Luigi\'s Mansion,when you suck the Shy Guy ghost masks,you can see they have no face!So,this makes an even bigger mystery:WHY THE HECK DO THEY WHERE MASKS?!?!?!?!Now,time to theorize. 1)The shy Guys are aliens from the planet Shyguyosenusen who one day built a rocket ship that led to Earth.When it went,they ended up landing straight into a sewer pipe on Earth and wnt into a warp pipe to the Mushroom Kingdom. 2)One day,there was a gang of bullie Mushroomers called the lieing guys decided to play around a construction site,and they ended up getting caught in a cement machine and it dried on them.They went into surgery,and when the doctors removed the parts on thier faces,for some reason it tore off thier faces.So they then practiced the secret art of No-Face-Fu with some guy which included wearing some masks and robes.So they decided to change thier name because of this to the Shy Guys! 3)One day,Wart was playing around with some of those ninja guys and the game they played was hot bottle of strange potion stuff.Unfortunatly it spilled and landed on the ninjas,transforming thier costumes somehow and erasing thier faces!They lost thier memory and thought thier names were Shy Guys. Soooooooo...are the Shy Guys aliens?A deformed gang?Mutated ninjas?Or maybe some idiot at Nintendo was ashamed at his looks and dressed up like then cloned himself and he jumped in the games with the clones.


Name: bilica@prodigy.net
Email: The West Virginian
Thoughts: Those guys with the lanterns in Yoshi\'s Island are mask-less Shy Guys. They hate sunlight, so they wear the cloaks and masks to shield themselves.


Name: andy
Email: dinohunter7@hotmail.com
Thoughts: Well you see they are not pepole they are Phantos wearing cloaks and shoes from a spell from Bowser.


Name: Alex
Email: rage_and_fury318@yahoo.com
Thoughts: Shy Guy\'s are Shy Guys! (pun intended) They are shy because when they once worked for Bowser in a hidden part of the Mushroom Kingdom, and Mario found them and kicked the crap outta them! They were so embaressed that they decided to were masks to make sure noone ever saw them again! When Mario met them in SMB2j, they looked stupid to them so their complexion stayed in his mind until SMB2 Ameican version when he dreamed about how easy they are to defeat by lifting them up and tossing them! Then they decided to stand up to Mario and not be so shy in later games by actually attacking him! Makes perfect sense!


Name: Alex
Email: rage_and_fury318@yahoo.com
Thoughts: They aren\'t in the main parts of SMB and SMB2j, they are in hidden areas that noone except me has ever found!


Name: N the end
Email: nintendoholic5@hotmail.com
Thoughts: maybe he likes mario


Name: Brandon
Email:
Thoughts: I think Shy Guy\'s are shy is like this: A long time ago, theis strang people where not called Shy guys, but plain humans. Then Wart came alond and shot a ray that made every thing ugly. So the humans shrunk and there faces got mest up that would shock enyone, so the made a wooden mask with eye holes and painted them white. Then Mario came and they where very shy because they thought that Mario was going to take their mask off, so they started to attack, but when Mario picked them up, they started to get nerves, but he just threw them. Mario had a Journel back then, and in his journal he wrough that though\'s people where shy, and so he called them ShyGuy\'s.


Name: Black Skull Dragoshi
Email: bluepigeon19@hotmail.com
Thoughts: Maybe they\'re shy because they have never gone beyond the toybox to see what the outside world looked like.


Name: Nathan
Email: ndm11@pathway.net
Thoughts: Alright, I just so happened to have researched this in the past. You see, shy guys are primarily thieves, according to a FAQ site at nintendo, which would explain the masks. The name \"shy guy\" Is merely the end result as a nickname. Likewise, snifits have the same motives for wearing the masks. However....on the other hand, it COULD be some sort of antisocial behavior, or maybe he was picked on as a child. well, nomatter. all we know is, shy guys are nuts. I mean honestly. They\'re the goombas of SMB2. Casually walking toward their demise, like zombies with no will of their own they walk towards mario even though they know he\'ll just pick them up and kill them...


Name: NAthan
Email: ndm11@pathway.net
Thoughts: oh one more thing, perhaps the shy guys are actually mages of the black curse!!!!!! that\'s why they were masks and robes! as long as a shy guy remains alive, the black curse of the ancients remains intact. Kind of like gold sculltullas in LOZ, OOT. This is why they diguise themselves. However, shy guys are none too original. They all started wearing the same disguise, thus are easily identified. But remember, shy guys are very important to mario games. Without their dark curse, all the games would be goody goody with no enemies or anything, so in other words, If you destroy every shy guy of every game of every system, all mario games will be like 5 seconds long. and with no bad guys or traps or anything.Honestly! Go on! try it!


Name: Razor
Email: razorthe6249th@hotmail.com
Thoughts: You see, the shy guys are ugly, ugly little thingy characters. They are shy of their ugliness (uglyness)?


Name: Razor
Email: razorthe6249th@hotmail.com
Thoughts: You see, the shy guys are ugly, ugly little thingy characters. They are shy of their ugliness (uglyness)? That\'s also why they wear their white mask things.


Name: Nicholas
Email: Ngrey651@earthlink.net
Thoughts: Shy guys are from another universe, where faces are so ugly, they have to cover up. Unless their faces look just like the mask they wear. That\'s just creepy if it were true...


Name: mario X
Email: mario@mario.com
Thoughts: I think they are spy vigiulantes that try to kill Koopa\'s enemies


Name: Rachel
Email: Sweetiepie621@lycos.com
Thoughts: There named shy guy because without there mask on there are really ugly...So since people usually don\'t like them, that\'s why they\'re so shy...


Name: none
Email: KATEGRAHAM@SYMPATICO.CA
Thoughts: They are shy because they have an ugly face! And maybe they are goombas mario kicked but they\'re wearing a suit so no one will recoinize them.


Name: Alex
Email: ahiller@attbi.com
Thoughts: 1.Shy Guys were infact one of Bowser`s first troops(think Yoshi`s Island since in the time line it comes before SMB2)just he now uses them less.Now Wart had also created Shy Guys with his Dream Machine.2.Shy Guys are really shy because they probobly arn`t used to company.Thats all the information I can give you.


Name: D.B.Vixen
Email: Drbattle2002@aol.com
Thoughts: I think their shy because they don\'t like people, or maybe thats just their nature.


Name: TiArA
Email: angelxxxwingz23@aol.com
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Name: Rob
Email:
Thoughts: Thier criminals that escaped. Thats why they wear those ghoul masks.


Name: Princess Daisy
Email: ...
Thoughts: Luigi and me was trick or treating. We where \"Sharing our own sweets\" until an annoying kid had came. He was the kindof kid on Doug. He was a Mischif little boy until he said, \"Witch!\" That\'s when I smack him hard across the face with a mask..


Name: Not Telling the Second
Email: not_telling@loser.com.. or was that .org?
Thoughts: You would be shy too if you were living a peaceful life in Doki Doki Panic and was suddenly moved to the Mario universe.


Name: bob
Email: humfublewitz@garfunckle.moot
Thoughts: I think it could be any one of the following.......


Name: bob
Email: hey@moo.fob
Thoughts: I think it could be any one of the following....... 1. maybe the shy guys are aliens sent to earth by a greater power on an information gathering mission to record the events on earth. soon they will decide the fate of the planet and possibly load us onto ships to be eaten. 2. why do they wear a mask? because (as was said before) they have no face, or physical form. they are composed of negative energy. that\'s why holes in the mask are completely black. they wear the mask and robes to sustain a physical form. 3. they\'re not shy, their just \"elusive\" because they are working for a secret cult bent on destroying mario and any others who would dare to stand in their way. for you see, the shy guys only pretend to be weak to fool mario by stupidly walking off cliffs. in reality they are capable of doing far more damage than bowser or wart


Name: Paper Mario
Email: papermairio@yahoo.com
Thoughts: Well shy guys are just plain evil creatures who live in that toy box (sorry i hate shy guys, except gourmet guy) they wear mask because they want to.


Name: Paper Mario
Email: papermairio@yahoo.com
Thoughts: Well shy guys are just plain evil creatures who live in that toy box (sorry i hate shy guys, except gourmet guy) they wear mask because they want to.


Name: Matt
Email: lickingicingoffthewall@yahoo.com
Thoughts: I think the shy guys aren\'t really shy. They\'re just confuzed with month it is and think it\'s october. They\'re just out trick or treating


Name: Chuke Razorfin, aka Retro Ness, aka Poad
Email: beasttamer41@insiider.zzn.com
Thoughts: Well, being the leading head in ShyCorp., a knew branch of research devoted to finding uses for the powers of Shy Guys (government funded of course), I will tell you the true story of shy guys. As you probably do or do not know, the shy guys have been a band of ruthless mercenaries for years, working for whoever will pay them most. Their first employer, Wart, hired them to gaurd his kingdom and defeat any dreaming fools who might see a big read door and just happen to waltz on in. The problem was, Wart only paid them in vegetables, and they just happened to be revolting when Mario howed up. So they thought, \"Hey, lets just let him kill Warty and get a new gig!\" so they did (hence the weakness). Afterwards they worked for the bigger, rich, more generous Bowser, and decided to once again hide their true powers infront of the tubby one, waiting for a proper chance to use it. Now, for the mask part. There are many reasons why it would be usefull. First, it keeps their lazer vission from frying everyone (see cyclops). Second, it makes a great shield from the harmfull rays of the sun (they have very delicate skin). And lastly, it just looks kool. Anyone who would like more info, just e-mail and I\'ll answer ALL your questions. >:)


Name: Keenan Kornegay
Email: Numbuh93@yahoo.com
Thoughts: I think that 1: When Bowser created them they were extremely ugly. So ugly that they put masks over their faces. Or 2:They are koopas that are so embarresed by having Mario kick their buts over,and over again that they wore masks to cover their faces.


Name: Bowser\'s #1 Fan
Email: beave_88@hotmail.com
Thoughts: They wear masks, so I\'m going to say that they are either REALLY REALLY ugly or they are criminals (short little ones) and they don\'t want to be indentified.


Name: Flame Force
Email: theflameforce@aol.com
Thoughts: OK they are just usual minions of Wart/Bowser.... they wear robes and masks to hide their identity that is really.................................................sorry i lost my train of thought.... maybe they just dont like Mario so they are shy..... i gues...


Name: Deven D\'Addario
Email: pegster423@comcast.net
Thoughts: I think that Shy Guys are shy because maybe they have an ugly face. Or maybe they\'re just zombies who wear masks on their faces. Like Jason Vorhees from Friday the 13th.


Name: Alfred E. Neuman
Email: I Dunno
Thoughts: Bowser gave Wart some strong Troopas who don\'t need shells and can\'t be stomped on. Wart didn\'t want Ash to know this, so he dressed them in robes and masks. I\'


Name: Alfred E. Neuman
Email: I dunno
Thoughts: Bowser is Wart\'s brother, so he gave Wart some strong troopas who don\'t need shells, and can\'t be stomped on. Wart didn\'t want Mario to know thism, so he dressed them in robes and masks. It\'s the same thing with Ninjis, Beezos, Snifits, ect.


Name: Christian
Email: Inteligence1@aol.com
Thoughts: I think Shy Guys are shy because they just like thier outfits but other people think thier goofy. They also like to watch Barney and Teletubies. They\'re also shy because they pick thier noses while hiding. That\'s why they sometimes are on stilts so no one can see them close to sky in front of the sun. But mostly I think they are shy because they wanna hide from Mario so they can get a piece of his ass. I mean what enemie doesn\'t wanna get a piece of Marios ass! They also wanna get a piece of Yoshi\'s ass so he doesn\'t turn them into eggs that come outta his ass!


Name: Kefka the Lord of Funnelcakes
Email: mac_willow@hotmail.com
Thoughts: Hypothesis One: Shy guys (Shyus Homophebus) are not, in truth shy. They wear masks because, as dwellers of the twilight land of dreams (SMB2 is what I\'m alluding too.) they are extremely sensitive to non-imaginary light, and must wear a mask and cloak at all times to protect their delicate skin. The eyes are light-wave-length translation goggles, which transform the incoming waves of light into imaginary waves of light, allowing the Shy Guys to see. The mouth hole is a funnel that allows them to breath, drink, and eat with out any light making it through to their flesh. The technology behind these masks is unkown, though some believe they were created through an improbability field.


Name: Someone
Email: I ain\'t telling.
Thoughts: Maybe they must not have any friends or something.


Name: PikaLeea
Email: pikaleea@yahoo.com
Thoughts: They\'re probably so shy because they have a crush on Mario and they wanna get a piece of his ass. Thats right. The shyguys are gay perverts. Just like the Boos. See, they follow you when you\'re not looking and when you turn around they turn around,too. They\'re trying to pinch Marios ass because they think hes so hot.


Name: Lyu
Email: yukiha50000@hanmail.net
Thoughts: You\'ll all know the classic opera Phantom of the Opera, right? Well, like the phantom, their face is sooooo ugly that they traditionally don\'t want it to be seen. Well, guess what? A smart Shy Guy, hundreds of years ago before Mario and Luigi were born, invented those masks! So, now, each Shy Guy keeps their own mask as their #1 treasure. Well, off I go!!!


Name: Megaman
Email: gotenkszx83@aol.com
Thoughts: He\'s not shy he\'s afraid of mario and luigi


Name: Megaman
Email: Gotenkszx83@aol.com
Thoughts: Shy guys came from the land of dreams and they wear a mask so mario can\'t tell them apart


Name: Jared AKA THA JA
Email: sjwb332AOL.COM
Thoughts: I think shy guys are a strange race that live on youshi\'e isl the were imortant to the koopa army when bowser was a baby. Mario didint remamber them because he was so young but the experiance was hiddin in his subconsis wich is why they were in his dream world


Name: Nick D.
Email:
Thoughts: Perhaps Shy Guys are aliens. On their planet, those masks and robes are all the rage, so they wanted to see if it was the same here. As they realized the garments were no good, they just went inside a toybox and never wanted to come back out, and Mario just called them shy.


Name: Drunk Luigi With A Grin
Email: DiabloSurvivor88@aol.com
Thoughts: Maybe, they began a tradition of eternal halloween. It must of started when someone was going trick-or-treating, they scared so much people with they\'re new costumes, it became a tradition to always wear them in an attempt to take all the candy in the world! Then Mario got so scared of one, he bounced on it. They got so mad, they soared they\'re vengence towards mario!


Name: Hazel
Email: megpeg@sympatico.ca
Thoughts: They come from the sky at nightand they are shy because they will they are monsters


Name: Col. Bradley
Email: beanbradley84@hotmail.com
Thoughts: They are incredibly disfigured. Their horrible faces burn peoples eyes.Or, they just want to kepp their udentities secret so they cannot be identified in court.


Name: Mr.Keith
Email: starh21@yahoo.com
Thoughts: Well actually Mario first saw them when he was a baby. If you look closley they look a lot like toadies. The best guess is


Name: Mr.Keith
Email: starh21@yahoo.com
Thoughts: Well actually Mario first saw them when he was a baby. If you look closley they look a lot like toadies. My best guess is that they are some kind of toadies that didin\'t know of Kamek\'s evil plan to catch baby Mario because they were kicked of the toadie squad. As for the masks, well they probably thought they were an embarresmant to Kamek and put white masks over their faces so no one will know about their disgrace. Oh yeah and some of the Shy Guys went tribal. I can\'t explain that.


Name: Bosco
Email: zhinz@hotmail.com
Thoughts: The Shy Guys are shy because they\'re ugly. Duh. I think that the Shy Guys were popular athletes who got mutated by Bowser\'s evil energy (just like how Goombas are like evil mushrooms, and SMB2 has those evil star things) and are now embarassed by their ugliness. But they still play tennis just as well as they used to back in the day.


Name: takuna
Email: takuna2010@yahoo.com
Thoughts: maybe they\'re shy because mario might give them a hard time


Name: takuna
Email: takuna2010@yahoo.com
Thoughts: maybe they\'re shy because mario might give them a hard time


Name: Knight9910
Email: mmatting@cablenet-va.com
Thoughts: Actually, believe it or not, Shyguys aren\'t shy at all. The reason they wear mask is the same reason old wild west bank robbers covered their faces with handkerchiefs or the reason modern day bank robbers put panty hose over their heads. They do it because they want anonymity.


Name: Nick
Email: tommydreamerfan@aol.com
Thoughts: Shyguys came from a world called Shy-World!0 they were friendly creatures. everyone loved shyguys. then the movie Friday THe !3th came out. and everyone accused them of murder. since everyone just beat them up they grew shy over time.


Name: Cory
Email: acgameroh@lycos.com
Thoughts: I know they have a mask because there face was ugly. Therefore they wore a scary mask to keep ppl away from them.


Name: Cory
Email: acgameroh@lycos.com
Thoughts: I know they have a mask because there face was ugly. Therefore they wore a scary mask to keep ppl away from them.


Name: Deven D\'Addario
Email: pegster423@comcast.net
Thoughts: I think that Shy Guys are just sons and daughters of the Grim Reaper. However, they did not really look ugly. And the Grim Reaper did not appreciate this. And he had no choice but to put masks on their faces.


Name: Again: Buzz off, Dweeb.
Email: Buzz off, Dweeb.
Thoughts: You wanna know what I think???? I think the Shy Guys are really humans withs Dicks growing out of their head!!!!!


Name: Mikael Lennerklint
Email: mikael_lennerklint@hotmail.com
Thoughts: They are so shy because they really are superinteligent aliens from outer space. They don\'t want Mario and Luigi to know so they wear white masks


Name: Justin
Email: Ace8454@aol.com
Thoughts: The Shy Guys came from Shyland, a hidden world in Super Mario Bros. 2. And they are shy because they have a crush on the princess and they blush everytime they see her.


Name: Nate Theiler
Email: NTheiler0587@aim.com
Thoughts: megs says he looks like a condom and that why he is so shy cuz if he took his cloths off he would look like a dick


Name: Some Dude
Email:
Thoughts: I think that Nintendo wanted to add an extra character to their games. Why are they so shy? They are wearing masks over their faces because they are SHY!


Name: Mr. Dziekuje
Email:
Thoughts: Shy Guys might be ugly and do not want anyone to see them. Nintendo probably wanted to add an extra character to the Mario games.


Name: KKJ
Email: metalmario2k@hotmail.com
Thoughts: Well, maybe they\'re shy because they have extremely ugly faces. OK, maybe not.


Name: KKJ
Email: metalmario2k@hotmail.com
Thoughts: Well, maybe they\'re shy because they have extremely ugly faces. OK, maybe not.


Name: anonymous
Email: koopatroopa@fire flower feild.com
Thoughts: They have acne, are retards and they were in a warp pipe for 2000000000000 years. They wear masks due to a freak chemical reaction.Thats why they are shy!


Name: FrijolDorado
Email: frijoldorado@yahoo.com
Thoughts: Back in the good ol\' days when Goombas wnet to high school, there was a goomba that just couldn\'t get a date. He decided to start wearing a mask and hood so that his ugly face wouldn\'t show and be able to get a date. Others did the same thinking it was a fashion thing! And it\'s been like that ever since.


Name: \"Mama mia!\" Mario
Email:
Thoughts: I think that they are shy is because they don\'t want Mario killing them. And they don\'t want to picked on by bullies any more.


Name: Mikeguy
Email:
Thoughts: Shyguys? Hah! Your knowledge is futile, for I have discovered something none of you know. The fact is, have we really ever touched this, as we call it, Shyguy? I know that at the moment you must be screaming at your computer, wondering what the heck I am talking about. Well, the fact is, Shyguys are just illusions! In fact, these illusions were generated long ago by a forgotten clan, which is known, surprisingly, as the Susan Clan. Please, refrain from yelling at your computer, I am getting to the point. Now, the Susan Clan was just this lame group on the Yoshi Island in Dinosaur Land. The fact was, they were just a bunch of Frogs named for their common ancestor, Susan Froggy. The name Froggy Clan was taken by a group down the street from them, whom they were rivals with. Now, the Susan Clan and the Froggy Clan got in a large gang war, and the Susan Clan wanted some sort of monster to fight the Froggy Clan that would have great strength. They tried hiring monsters throughout the island, but none would cooperated. However, one day the Susan Clan found a magikoopa named Leonard. Leonard would not join them, however, he would create several illusions to aid the Susan Clan. His illusion was a group of what looked like ghosts, called Shyguys for their masks. The Susan Clan was delighted and bought as many Shyguys as they could. The way the illusions work is this: they simply walk around quite mindlessly, and whatever they appear to run into is so struck by their appearance that they (first of all) notice it and (second of all) think it is real thus making them believe they must have been hurt by it. The illusions worked for a while... until a small side effect occured. After a while they started materializing into Snifits and Snufits, which are indeed VERY real and VERY dangerous. The Snifits and Snufits, with no clear objective, beat the crud out of both sides, the Susan Clan and the Froggy Clan. When Leonard came back to check on the Susan Clan, he realized he had no cast a spell to control the Shyguys. For the time being, he cast a spell to make them obey his new master, Baby Bowser, and changed his name to Kamek so that none of the Frogs would know who he was. Later, after the Yoshies defeated Baby Bowser, the many bosses of the island\'s contol facilities came to complain to Kamek about all of this. One of the bosses, however, was Prince Wart Froggy, a member of the Susan Clan. He recognized Kamek as Leonard and got very upset with him. He came up, however, with an evil plan. He made Kamek produce as many of these Shyguys as he possibly could. Then, with them, he went to Subcon and conquered it as King Wart, the master! And as for Kamek? He is chained up somewhere in Subcon, and that\'s why he never appeared in another videogame. When Mario and his pals defeated Wart however, Shyguys were set free without a master once again... and so now they roam moast of the lands... and now the illusions have started pretending to have very interesting personalities... such as Game Guy, the Shyguy who runs a casino in Mario Party 3. Whatever. So the only REAL shyguys you ever see are the ones that have materialized into Snifits and Snufits. When will Mario and Luigi quit falling for it and figure out that those Shyguys aren\'t real?


Name: Mario Maniac.
Email: danny_taylor@hotmail.com
Thoughts: I\'ve got two reason\'s why Shy Guys are so... well... shy.


Name: Mario Maniac.
Email: danny_taylor@hotmail.com
Thoughts: I\'ve got two reason\'s why Shy Guys are so... well... shy. 1) Possibly, Shy Guys are People that Mario once knew. They then later could of gotten kiddnapped by Bowser and told to kill Mario. They wear their masks because they don\'t want to be found out about if they hurt if they hurt our hero.


Name: john
Email: jgood@hotmail.com
Thoughts: they come from the planet shy and they are shy.


Name: iosk
Email: ioskap@hotmail.com
Thoughts: they ware white masks because the white contrasts good with colour of their jacket


Name: Bobby Jindra
Email: Bob_1988@msn.com
Thoughts: I\'m guessing they aren\'t really shy, it\'s the mask obviously. If it WERE off, they would be shy! Otherwise, in Paper Mario, before they would attack, they would stop and, well, be shy.


Name: Bobby Jindra
Email: Bob_1988@msn.com
Thoughts: WAIT WAIT!!! I have another reason! Maybe they have those masks on because they have a huge ugly zit! Each of them has one!


Name: alan
Email: misolesito41@roadrunner.com
Thoughts: maybe shy guys are,like once bad guys with masks.But then bowser got them and mutated them into shy guys.


Name: mario fan
Email: sockmonkey89@yahoo.com
Thoughts: I think that they are shy koopas and goombas why are thet so shy is because they gte beaten up alot by mario


Name: Crissy
Email: kleeasprey@hotmail.com
Thoughts: My thoughts on the shy guy mystery on why they are so shy would be maybe they are shy because they think they are ugly, and they want to hide what they really are and look like. That\'s just a thought Remember, it may not be true...=P


Name: Ludzig
Email: dylan_roussel@hotmail.com
Thoughts: The reason they are so shy is the fact they are the living form of the \"Boo\" buddies. They wear masks because they only have 1 eye and there mouth goes vertically. When they die there spirits leave their body and become even MORE shy when they see mario, they blush. Normally they wouldnt be so shy but one time Bowser made fun of them so they wore masks ever more


Name: grinny1
Email: none
Thoughts: Maybe Shy-guys think its cool to wear masks and robes!


Name: Shy Guy #39093
Email:
Thoughts: We\'re shy and that just it!!!!!!


Name: Shy Guy #39093
Email:
Thoughts: We\'re shy and that\'s just it!!!!!!


Name: Lordofthesuplex
Email: Ness554@aol.com
Thoughts: Well for one thing, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DRUGS!! Why does everyone think that?! Anyway\'s I think it\'s because they were created without a face. I know it\'s weird but I think they have no face so they wear those masks as make-shift faces. I mean, who\'s gonna think some guy in a cloak with no face is considered shy? Besides, haven\'t you even seen the faces when you suck off the mask of the ghostly Shy Guys in Luigi\'s Mansion? It\'s just a black space with two yellow eyes. Face it,(pun not intended) they have no faces.


Name: taboo
Email: Resetti@Hotmail.com
Thoughts: This one might have already been said but I think that the shy guys are goombas with masks and robes on. Their shyness could be from the very first SMB, the manual said that SOME of the goombas were defunks from Bowser\'s army the rest might not have wanted to fight Mario and hid away from him and Bowser.


Name: Video Game Freak Mak
Email: tonykoelsch@cs.com
Thoughts: Well, as I see it there are three main kinds of shy guys: normal, ghost and robot. The normal ones are most common, they are the ones in Super Mario 2 and most games that have Shy guys, the ghost shy guys are in Luigi\'s Mansion, and they\'re basicly the ghosts of normal Shy Guys. Finally, there are robotic Shy Guys on pogo sticks, which Smithy made. But could it be that actually all of the shy guys were made by Smithy but some escaped? could the shadow world in Mario RPG actually be a desolated Subcon taken over by Smithy? I don\'t know for sure; I also believe that Sniffits are evolutionary cousins of the shy guys since they look similar, but their origins are also questionable.


Name: Video Game Freak Mak
Email: tonykoelsch@cs.com
Thoughts: I think that shy guys are shy because they want to mind their own buisness and not have to fight, unlike other minions, and Shy Guys probably aren\'t good looking or dont\' want to be noticed, hence the masks.


Name: Bubba
Email: Bubba_46@Hotmail.com
Thoughts: The shy guys are so shy because of abuse. They are always being commanded to get Mario but when they fail they get punished. Thats why they are shy and thats why they wear masks.


Name: Canadian Person
Email: gfhfhzdfgffhfdzfgdgedfsgfdsrfhfsgrstjjkjjjaekjeakj
Thoughts: One time Mario farted at a Shyguy convention and they had to wear special mask-type respiritory systems ever since.


Name: carlos romero
Email: tyedyefreakypickle@hotmail.com
Thoughts: I think taht underneath their masks and colorful suits they are not really uys at all.


Name: linkthe chosen who was never chosen
Email: tyedyefreakypickle@hotmail.com
Thoughts: sorry my stupid brother wrote in a new name


Name: Dominic
Email: staceymae71@yahoo.com
Thoughts: Because they are nervous that there bad and wants Mario to bad too,but Mario just kills the shyguy


Name: Nicholas
Email: deangelis2001@cs.com
Thoughts: SHY GUYS: THEY COME FROM THE LAND OF SHYAN AND THEY\'RE SHY BECAUSE THEY GOT A BADD FACIAL.OR MAYBE IN SHYAN IT WAS ALWAYS HALLOWEEN SO THEY\'RE JUST USED TO IT.


Name: PO
Email: PO
Thoughts: THAE R 100% PROSESSED HED CHEES


Name: TRED
Email: TRED
Thoughts: DUH!.........T.R.E.D HE EHH HE UUHHHHHHHHHH....*THUD* ow


Name: Hannu Mäkinen
Email: haisija42@hotmail.com
Thoughts: The mask obviously has some symbolism that is invisible to the people of the western world. The shy-guys are not the only cloaked up, mask wearing characters I know of. My best guess would be that they are trying to seem unknown. As a sort of a safety in case their master fails...or maybe it\'s just some more strange Japanese ideas like Mario, Sonic....


Name: harry and pepper
Email: wouldnt you like to know not
Thoughts: shy guys have masks becuase they look so ugly


Name: Rager the Triok
Email: xxxxxxie@yahoo.com
Thoughts: I think that Shyguys were originally OutgoingGuys or something prettty naff, then whenever Mario and the others were brought to Subcon, they were really surprised from them and became shy, and...well, it\'s the best reason I can think of...


Name: Chris ( Mario fan #1)
Email: nintendomaan99@msn.com
Thoughts: Hmmmm... what can i say about shyguys? there just enemnys. They just have a strange name. thats all. No one in all the world could come up with a stupid idea for this topic, at least i hope not. There not all that shy shy eather,Now are they. always there attacking mario, on stilts and springs and stuff. i finely hate a e-mail address so you can email me if you want... espacally that other prinsess peach, from the scat of morten koopa.


Name: Jarna Killon
Email: Jarna15@hotmail.com
Thoughts: I think that Shy Guys are suffering from an inferiority complex. They may have an ugly face, or a perpetual bad hairdo, and feel inferior to us \"nice faces\" and \"good hairdo\" people. So they choose to wear masks to make sure that we can\'t insult them. This doesn\'t work, as they are easy to kill and are often insulted because of easiness. Another theory is that a low shooting Cobrat may have shot directly into a Shy Guy chief\'s face and they took to wearing masks to prevent that.


Name: mr happy
Email: wouldent you like to know not
Thoughts:shyguys are really appels with arms and legs powerd by batteries andthey have ugly faces i like apples do you like apples eat applesorDIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


Name: Princess Peach
Email:
Thoughts: Shy guys came for thr Shy guy Toy Box. They are shy becease Mario beat them up in their own place. Embarissing huh.


Name: Princess Peach
Email:
Thoughts: Shy guys came from the Shy guy Toy Box. They are shy becease Mario beat them up in their own place. Embarissing huh.


Name: Ryan Bowdridge
Email: CasinoChao412@aol.com
Thoughts: The best example is on luigis mansion, they were ghosts with masks that you had to suck off before you could get them.


Name: CJ
Email: BEACHLOVER30506@AOL
Thoughts: cause he is stupid


Name: CJ
Email: BEACHLOVER30506@AOL
Thoughts: cause he is stupid


Name: Mario Blackmann (Mitch Black)
Email: DreamStation6400@cs.com
Thoughts: OK. So here\'s the real deal. A very long time ago, what we know today as Shy Guys were actually a very powerfull team of wariors. They were known for their mysterious ways to defeat their foe. Well one day they got into a conflict with king of the Musroom Kingdom and they went to war. (Back then they actually had an army.) The war went on for many years, and both sides lost nearly all their men. Toward the end of the war, some of the strongest shyguys named Jakario led his elite team of Shy Guys strait to the king to try to win the war. An epic battle of the ages took place right in the throne room. Jakario eventually made his way to the king. He took off his mask and was about to use his mysterious power to destroy the king. Luckily, one of the king\'s bodyguards attacked Jakario before he could ignite it. That gave the king time to cast the curse on all the remaining Shy Guys making their masks stuck to their face so they would never be able to use their mysterious powers again. Jakario quickly called a retreat, and the war was over with that. Jakario and his troops still did normal ninja stuff, but was never as successful as before. The king also put a spell on anyone else who knew of the mysterious power of the Shy Guys to make them forget about it. The king took the secret of how to break the curse to his grave. Over the generations, the citizens of the Mushroom Kingdom forgot about their ninja ways and just called them Shy Guys because of the masks. (In the past they weren\'t called Shy Guys. I just did that to keep things strait.) So, that\'s why shyguys were masks. I\'m certain...... But, then again, I could be wrong.


Name: kiod
Email: kkojk@aol.com
Thoughts: the bomb


Name: Trying to play God is like a hot air ballon
Email: loseitbonkers@hotma
Thoughts: Bowser burned of their faces and they\'re still hurtin\'. That accounts for the masks AND why they work for Wart and Kamek and not Bowser.


Name: Fungi Toad
Email: chikenbonez@sbcglobal.net
Thoughts: You know in the 1990-1991 Valiant Comics from Nintendo? In issue #5, Toad was disguised as a Shy Guy. And the Shy Guys are slightly smaller than him. There are Mushroom people who are all mostly smaller than Toad, so the Shy Guys may be Toads who betrayed the Mushroom Kingdom or they may be a bunch of weak Koopa Troopas without shells and are very shy to reveal their identity..or soemthing


Name: ????????????????????????
Email: ??????????????????????
Thoughts: Why don\'t you stop playing baby games and play THE LEGEND OF ZELDA???!!!?!


Name: Nick D.
Email:
Thoughts: Shy Guys are actually little dwarves that are kinda ugly. That\'s why they wear masks. They wear the robes because they shower most of the time \'cept when Mario\'s been sighted. They haven\'t dried from their shower yet.


Name: Nick D.
Email:
Thoughts: I didn\'t finish. So they are shy because they don\'t want nyone to see them when their mask falls of. That doesn\'t happen much anyway.


Name: Isha van Boxtel
Email: iessiawiezzia@hotmail.com
Thoughts: Shy Guys are creatures that were Mushroom residents, but the weren\'t loyal to the Princess,so she kicked them out of the Kingdom. The have been bullied for years, and because that and their uglyness, they become shy and hide themselves. Well, if they like it...


Name: anjeraver
Email: is so cool it would freeze you to death if you knew
Thoughts: mario killed them and bowser revived them and got turned into pokemon and they were so ashemed tha t they wear masks


Name: Fooleth
Email: fooleth@hotmail.com
Thoughts: Cloaked in mystery, these legions of ghostly figures are. Shy Guys are not that hard to figure out, though, if your mind is put to the question. They really are Boos. Their spirits entered rags and materialized in them. The creature they became was just so horrifying, though, that they dared not look at themselves, even in a mirror. They put on masks to hide a deeper, and more repulsive form inside. Their shyness is also generated by the face under their mask. They fear to talk to others, since they are afraid of what the others might think of them if they ever asked them to take it off. Also, the Shy Guys who spit balls of an unknown substance really are the most disgusted with themselves. What they spit is actually what they regurgitated from deep within their form that they keep covered. The ball of vomit is deadly, though.


Name: joe
Email:
Thoughts: I think it\'s juat because there inside faces are yellow


Name: kirbypuff
Email: bombersam6@aol.com
Thoughts: Well, I think the masks are safety masks to protect them from mario.


Name: Nick D.
Email:
Thoughts: They are shy because actually, they used to be kinda cool. They didn\'t wear their robes and masks yet. There was even an 80\'s rock band in the MK caled \"The Funk Guys\". One day, though, as the 80\'s band was walking down the street (with the usual 80,000,000,000 fans behind them), something qustional happened. It seems that the lead singer\'s guitar broke. Every single fan left, as the guitar was the main attraction. The soon-to-be-known-as Shy Guys were affected by this and shut themselves away from the world. They started to wear the masks and robes they are now so famous for. They only go out when the occacional(sp?) tennis tournament stats up.


Name: AllySora
Email: lupe_boy@hotmail.com
Thoughts: Maybe shy guy has an ugly face like jason x?


Name: Someguy
Email: nobody@nowhere.noexistant
Thoughts: Shy Guys are so shy because they have a fear of letting others know just whats hidding under their masks. Hey, who knows.


Name: Nick D.
Email:
Thoughts: Shy Guys are actually very, very stupid, and think that even 1+1=16! Anyway, as one was walking in the park wearing those Old Navy shirts from 1999. Some kids were playing tag. As one passed by, the Shy Guy got smacked all over his body, and everyone came over to him. Now, Shy Guys aren\'t people who like attention, so he ran away. The scrapes and scratches became scars, and when he got kids, they were born with them. So they all dressed up, wearing red robes, red belts (to make them look like they\'ve been to karate), and white masks. They also found this toy box that they went in. The putting on the garments has been a tradition for years. Or maybe they came from Halloween Town.


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