General Buzz Grunt

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General Buzz Grunt
Gender Male Male
Age Adult
Life state Sim
Biography
The General likes to have his clocks set to military time. He used to enjoy barbershop quartet singing, but that is classified information.
Education and employment
Career General
Family
Family/Families Grunt family
Parents General Chip Grunt, Missy Grunt Both Deceased
Marital status Divorced
Romances Lyla GruntEx-Wife Deceased
Children Tank Grunt Son, Ripp Grunt Son, Buck Grunt Son
Personality
Zodiac sign Leo
Aspiration Popularity
Appearance
Hair color Brown
Eye color Grey
Skin color Light
Body shape Fit Fit
Other information
Game The Sims 2
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Strangetown
General Buzz Grunt
Gender Male Male
Age Adult
Life state Sim
Biography
Runs Division 47 like a well-oiled machine.
Family
Family/Families Grunt family
Children Tank Grunt Son, Ripp Grunt Son
Appearance
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Skin color Light
Body shape Fit Fit
Other information
Game The Sims 2 (PSP)
Playability NPC
Neighborhood Strangetown
General Buzz Grunt
Gender Male Male
Age Adult
Life state Sim
Education and employment
Career Grand Marshal
Family
Family/Families Grunt family
Marital status Divorced
Romances Lyla GruntEx-Wife
Children Tank Grunt Son, Ripp Grunt Son, Buck Grunt Son
Personality
Traits Neat
Active
Self-Assured
Home Turf
Aspiration StrangerVille Mystery
Appearance
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Skin color Light
Body shape Fit Fit
Other information
Game The Sims 4
Playability Gallery

General Buzz Grunt is a pre-made Sim living in Strangetown with his three sons, Tank, Ripp and Buck Grunt. His ex-wife Lyla was electrocuted sometime after she left him, and is deceased. Buzz has brown hair in a buzz cut and can be seen wearing his military uniform or a green shirt, tan pants, and brown shoes. He is at the top of the Military career. His father and grandfather were also generals.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Life leading up to The Sims 2[edit | edit source]

His house is described as a domesticated boot camp, whose house number is 51, which is most likely a reference to the highly secretive military base 'Area 51'. He also takes a military approach to raising his sons, while his ex-wife Lyla took the part of emotionally caring for them — she taught them almost all toddler skills, with Buzz having taught Tank only two of his toddler skills. When first played, he is 15 days away from being an elder.

Buzz is an aggressive Sim who has many feuds with others in the Strangetown community: Olive Specter (Lyla died on her lot), the Curious brothers and Loki Beaker (he won fights with them as a teenager). His most recent feud is with Pollination Technician 9, because he had lost a fight with him. Many fans interpret Buzz as trying to get aliens to leave Strangetown.

Ironically enough, he has a higher lifetime relationship with Pollination Technician 9 than with his own sons. Despite this, he still considers PT9 an enemy and he wants to fight him upon loading the Grunt lot for the first time in game. He has positive, but low, relationships with the Curious brothers and Loki Beaker. He only has a negative relationship with Olive (though, oddly, she usually wants to invite him over when the Specter family is first played. This might be because Lyla died on Olive's lot.

When viewing one of the pictures in the Grunt family album, Buzz's skin color matches the medium (S3) skintone, instead of the light (S1) skintone he sports in-game. There is an early Strangetown trailer featuring the Grunts and the Smiths. Both Buzz and PT9 have different facial features, and Buzz having the voice provided by David Boat, rather than the one provided by Stephen Kearin that he has in-game.

Strangely, Buzz doesn't have the memory of mastering the body skill. Because he has reached level 4 of the Military career, Buzz has a Military career reward available for him to purchase, disregarding the fact that there is already one in the backyard.

Life leading up to The Sims 2 (PSP)[edit | edit source]

In The Sims 2 (PSP), he has escalated his war against the Smiths, kidnapping Jenny, Jill and Johnny.

Despite the General's harsh nature, he does have a nice side. He will start to like the player once they build up their friendship. The General will still act nasty towards the player, but only to keep up appearances. He says he can't show favoritism, otherwise discipline will "go out the window".

General Buzz's secrets in The Sims 2 (PSP):

  1. (Personal): They call him Buzz because he shaves his chest every morning.
  2. (Intimate): Buzz got his stripes by pushing paper above and beyond the call of duty.
  3. (Dark): Buzz sleeps with a teddy bear in camouflage that he calls "the Brigadier".
  4. (Keep Enemies Closer): General Grunt has imprisoned the Smith family under the guise of "protecting" them.

Life leading up to The Sims 4[edit | edit source]

An official Maxis recreation of Buzz and his family was uploaded to the The Sims 4 Gallery on February 28, 2019, marking the 19th anniversary of The Sims. In this timeline, Buzz is a grand marshal instead of general, he has brown eyes instead of grey, and he is missing the black lines underneath his eyes. He is friends with all three of his sons, but his ex-wife Lyla is only an acquaintance. Unlike the remakes of the Newbie family and the Pleasant family on the Gallery, Buzz has several skill points in a variety of different areas. He has the bonus traits Over-Achiever and Argumentative from The Sims 4: Parenthood. He will become an elder in 22 days.

Simology[edit | edit source]

;The Sims 2

Personality
Leo
Leo
Leo
Sloppy 6 Neat
Shy 7 Outgoing
Lazy 10 Active
Serious 0 Playful
Grouchy 2 Nice
Sign / personality mismatch
A Sim with this personality would normally be a Gemini.

;The Sims 2

Image Interest Level
Environment 8
Food 6
Weather 4
Culture 0
Money 8
Politics 10
Paranormal 5
Health 3
Fashion 0
Travel 7
Crime 10
Sports 10
Entertainment 0
Animals 0
Work 6
School 4
Toys 0
Sci-Fi 9

;The Sims 2

Image Memory Type
Made Best Friends with General Chip Positive
Grew Up Well Positive
Met Lyla Positive
Grew Up Well Positive
Won a Fight with Pascal Positive
Won a Fight with Vidcund Positive
Won a Fight with Loki Positive
Won a Fight with Lazlo Positive
Had Very First Kiss with Lyla Positive
Kissed Lyla for the First Time Positive
Grew Up Well Positive
Fell in Love with Lyla Positive
Got Engaged to Lyla Positive
Got a Job Positive
Got Married to Lyla Positive
Got a Promotion Positive
General Chip Died Negative
Did WooHoo with Lyla Positive
Got a Promotion Positive
Had Tank! Positive
Missy Died Negative
Got a Promotion Positive
Taught Tank How to Walk Positive
Taught Tank How to Talk Positive
Had Ripp! Positive
Tank Grew Up Well Positive
Got a Promotion Positive
Ripp Grew Up Badly Negative
Got a Promotion Positive
Got a Promotion Positive
Had Buck! Positive
Lost a Fight with Pollination Tech#9 Negative
Buck Grew Up Well Positive
Broke Up with Lyla Negative
Got a Promotion Positive
Tank Grew Up Well Positive
Ripp Grew Up Badly Negative
Got a Promotion Positive
Reached the Top of the Military career Positive

Gallery[edit | edit source]


Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to the release of The Sims 2 his original name was simply Buzz Grunt, it was changed at some point during development.

Other Languages[edit | edit source]

Language The Sims 2
English General Buzz Grunt
Brazilian Portuguese General Bruto Rosnado
Chinese (Simplified) 布兹将军 格兰特
Chinese (Traditional) 巴斯將軍 古瓦特
Czech Generál Buzz Bručoun
Danish General Tordenhår Gundersen
Dutch Generaal Donders Grom
European Portuguese General Buzz Grunho
Finnish Kenraali Reima Ruutila
French Général Buzz Troufion
German General Fritz Grunz
Hungarian Buzz Mord
Italian Generale Buzz Grunt
Japanese バズ将軍 グラント
Korean 버즈 장군 그런트
Norwegian General Krutleif Bang
Polish Generał Bolesław Kamasz
Russian Генерал Базз Грант
Spanish General Ring Ring Reclutas
Swedish General Snagg Basse
Thai นาย•พล •บัซซ์ กรันท์
The Grunt Family
Rock - Wanda - Chip - Missy - Buzz - Lyla - Tank - Ripp - Buck

pl:Generał Bolesław Kamasz fr:Général Buzz Troufion no:General Krutleif Bang nl:Generaal Donders Grom pt-br:General Bruto Rosnado ru:Генерал Базз Грант