The mystery of the Shy Guy has perplexed scholar for ages. Despite his appearance in dozens of Mario games, few have been able to see behind the iconic character’s mask. Are they just that shy? Are they disfigured in some way? Are they internet commenters hiding behind anonymity?
Youtubber Shesez has used his game-breaking magic to try to peek inside the character’s soul, and the results are interesting. The character’s mask comes off in three different games, and each results in something different. The results of Shesez’s study are inconclusive (if slightly horrifying), but they do reveal a few of the tricks Nintendo uses to keep the little guy’s face a secret.