Mister Gutsy is a line of military robot models created by General Atomics International. It is a militarized version of the Type-II Mister Handy, an earlier civilian model robot created by the same company for use in household duties.
The Mister Gutsy, unlike the Mister Handy, is a dedicated combat robot and is easily distinguished from the Handy model by its military olive-drab paint job, WWII-era U.S. Army roundel insignia, improved weapons and the replacement of its British butler voice with an American drill sergeant's. This model was commissioned by the U.S. Army just before the Great War in 2077. They have distinctive "soldierly" personalities, with an advanced AI somewhat similar to that of the Mister Handy model. More likely than not, due to the conflict with China that caused the Great War, Mister Gutsies often scream anti-communist phrases, similar to Liberty Prime. Mister Gutsies also have a more "gung-ho" patriotic personality compared to the other combat robots in the Capital Wasteland.
Mister Gutsies have weapons from the pre-War era, but they are only plasma and flame-based. However, they are still tough to defeat because of the material from which they are crafted, which seems to be hardened steel plates.
Mister Gutsy units have several weaknesses: they can't use both weapons simultaneously, and will always switch to their flamer when their target is in range, allowing the player to effectively thwart an attack by continuously entering and exiting flamethrower range, forcing it to constantly switch weapons. Nearby explosions or anything crippling its thruster can temporarily knock it out of the air, giving the player time to strike it down.
Players may also get to point-blank range, as close as possible, and move around the Gutsy. It can't attack while the player is doing this, though getting close enough to do this while avoiding its fire is very tricky.
Mister Gutsies are more resistant to bullets than other robots and armor-piercing rounds seem to have very little effect on them. Their voice is also different from the West Coast variants. The West Coast variants are high pitched while this variant is louder and lower pitched.
This Mister Gutsy is a US military variant commonly encountered in the Capital Wasteland. They can be generally be found in various warehouses across the Capital Wasteland and are always hostile towards the player.
The Enclave Gutsies are much rarer than their free roaming wasteland counterparts and are very similar with the exception of their paint scheme. Instead of the normal matte olive green of the U.S. Army Gutsies, these feature a dark metallic color. Their optical sensors also differ from the standard yellow, instead being a menacing deep red. They can be encountered at Raven rock, Adams Air Force Base and the Satellite relay station. Unlike sentry bots they will not spawn alongside Enclave soldier Vertibird drops.
This model Mister Gutsy is added in the Operation: Anchorage add-on as a possible Strike Team member. A costly addition to your team, this winterized Mister Gutsy is armed with a plasma weapon and a flamer. Costs 3 recruitment markers.
Any explosions, even non-lethal ones, have a high chance of knocking a Mister Gutsy down.
Since Mister Gutsies hover above ground instead of actually touching it, they do not trigger mines set by the player or another party. Sergeant RL-3 is an exception to this rule.
When left alone long enough, the Mister Gutsy regenerates, becoming capable of shooting at you while it's down.
Since Mister Gutsy uses plasma and flame-based weapons, they can trigger an explosion if you lure one into an area of flammable gas and get it to shoot.
After a Mister Gutsy is killed, its thrusters may continue to emit an exhaust flame. This is especially common when Sergeant RL-3 is killed with melee weapons.
Sometimes, when a Mister Gutsy is killed while using its flamer, the weapon will continue to fire. This can be very dangerous because fire attacks have an after-burn effect. This seems to happen more often when the robot is killed just as it's starting its attack.
Mister Gutsies become unusually light upon death. Most creatures' corpses are very heavy (even bloatflies) and are very difficult to move by dragging. Mister Gutsies, on the other hand, seem to weigh about as much as a human non-player character, and thus their corpses can be moved much more easily.
It is not uncommon for Mister Gutsies to become stuck in the environment upon spawning.
"Who's ready to have their ass kicked?!"
"You better run, you commie-loving bastard!"
"There's nothing I like better than making some other poor bastard die for hís country!"
"Unit deactivating. This troop is hitting the rack!"
"What is your major malfunction, maggot?!"
Behind the scenes
"HUA!", often seen written: 'Hooah' (pronounced /ˈhuːˌɑː/) is an acronym for, "Heard, Understood, Acknowledged." Used only by the U.S. Army, (the Navy, Marines and Air Force have a different variation of their own), referring to, or meaning: "anything and everything except no."
The lines "Box me up and ship me home", "Pin my medals upon my chest..." and "...tell my momma I did my best..." are a reference to a military running cadence. It became famous in Full Metal Jacket.
The line "There's nothing I like better than making some other poor bastard die for his country." is paraphrasing a line by General Patton in WWII.
The "You wouldn't like me when I'm angry!" quote references the Incredible Hulk.
The quote "You've just made my day." could be a reference to The "Dirty Harry" movies.
The line "Pain is just weakness leaving the body." is an inspirational slogan frequently used by the USMC and U.S. Army.
The quote "There's nothing better than the smell of fresh plasma in the morning." is a reference to the quote "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." from Apocalypse Now
The "Kill 'em all, and let God sort 'em out" quote, originally attributed to Arnaud Amaury, is adopted by the Marines and the Green Berets.
The quote "Every day is a good day to die!" is a misquote of "Today is a good day to die!", a Navajo battle cry used by the USMC after the use of "code talker" Navajo Marine units during World War II (which is also the source of modern Marine infantry slang, such as "gofasters" and "inksticks").
The quote "I'm just gettin' warmed up! Hoo-Ah!" is reference to Al Pacino's character in Scent of a Woman.