Gui is one of the two titular protagonists of the 2008 Brazilian film and cartoon series As Aventuras de Gui & Estopa, the other being Estopa. He is voiced by the series' creator, Mariana Caltabiano.
He was originally created in 2000 as a mascot for the children's website Iguinho (a website belonging to iG, a Brazilian Internet service provider), and during this time, he was named after the site. In the early years, as Iguinho, he was a cute Westie puppy. He was often used in animations and online games made in flash made by Mariana Caltabiano, who was the creator of this character.
Why He Sucks
Note: This only applies to Gui's character in As Aventuras de Gui & Estopa, since his original version, "Iguinho" between 2000-2007 is more likeable.
- Gui has evolved way too much, to the point where he went being a cute puppy to being a generic protagonist of some nonsensical comedy cartoon that you would easily see in some American cartoon made in the 90s.
- He still continued to change even more in his look even after the series was selected for TV. His current design looks like a rip-off of characters like Mickey Mouse or SpongeBob SquarePants. Just compare his classic design from the website: https://iguinho.com.br/images/quemsou_iguinho01.gif, and the current design.
- His appearance being changed too much is not the only main problem with him. His personality has flandered over the years. Originally, Gui (then known as Iguinho) used to be a nicer and tolerable character. However, as the years progressed, he became increasingly dumber, in an awful attempt to be a generic dumb cartoon protagonist very similar to other characters like SpongeBob.
- He tends to be the most annoying and least funny character in the cartoon. His friends are funnier than him.
- In the original animations of the website, he was supposed to have a crush on Cróquete, but in the first three seasons, Gui almost doesn't show any feelings for her most of the time, and instead views her as one of his friends, which is a pretty big downgrade in his personality.
- His voice (in the original version) is just awful and annoying, and it doesn't help that he's voiced by the creator of the cartoon.
- He is shown to be mentally unstable at times.
- In the later seasons, Gui's facial expressions are usually animated in an extremely expressive way (although the animation of the cartoon remains stiff) to the point that he comes across as scary at times: https://iguinho.com.br/images/animacoes/cubo-magico.png
- In some episodes, he acts as though if he wants to be ashamed and acts like an idiot on purpose, such as:
- In the episode "O Gordo e o Magro", Gui eats a huge portion of unhealthy food at a fast-food restaurant, ignoring Cróquete's advice to eat better, and as a result, he becomes morbidly obese. After he loses weight with exercises, he returns to the restaurant and pays for two hamburgers just to use them as dumbbells and still tries to get attention by doing exercises in the restaurant, which makes the restaurant owner, Cróquete and Estopa extremely ashamed.
- In "Gui a Cabo", he ignores his mother's warning and decides to spend the entire night watching TV. As a result of this, he goes insane the next day at school, and starts to imitate everything he watched on TV.
- In "O Aparelho", he decides to put braces on his teeth that he thought his mother had brought for her to use, though he does it (with satisfaction) without asking her, and in addition, he doesn't realize that his teeth aren't crooked. He even goes as far as to show his braces to Piti and Cróquete in school and still forces Piti to be embarrassed with him after losing the braces. At the end of the episode, when he realizes that the braces weren't his, he says he will not make another mistake like this, but then he takes his grandfather's glasses and takes them to school.
- In "Bisa", he promises to keep it a secret after discovering that his great-grandmother is a secret spy agent, but the next day he breaks his promise by revealing his great-grandmother's identity to his friends and still using her gadgets (like the lightsaber) to play with his friends.
- He's extremely immature to the point that in the episode "Nerdson" he asks his mother to sleep with him in bed (after watching a horror movie) and demands her to serve a baby bottle with milk to him. Gui is a grown child, probably a preteen.
- He also acts as a big jerk to Piti at times, notably in "O Aparelho" and Clubinho, although in these episodes, Piti is shown to be on good terms with Gui.
- He's both a liar and a cheater as shown in the episode "Cubo Mágico!", where he lies to Cróquete, saying that he claims to be able to solve a rubik's cube in seconds, but in reality he cheats by removing the colors from the cube to solve.
- He is greedy as shown in some episodes like "Curling" and "Cuecas Conforto".
- His design in the first two seasons is decent and similar to his classic design, since he sometimes wears his classic red cap.
- His original version, Iguinho, is more enjoyable and lovely.
- Starting in season 4, he returned to have his crush for Cróquete like in the classic episodes.