Mister Gutsy is a line of military robot models created by General Atomics International. It is a militarized version of the Type-I 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, U.S. Army roundel insignia, improved weapons and the replacement of its British butler voice with that of an American drill sergeant. 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 found in the post-War United States.
Unlike the previous versions, the Commonwealth variants have several different weapon configurations installed, including but not limited to automatic weapon and laser weapon mounts. Their bodies, eyes, arms can now be broken in combat. The words "Mister Handy" are written on the backside of their body.
Mister Gutsy robots have several targetable sections, including the torso, right eye, mid-eye, left eye, combat inhibitor, thruster and the arms. Breaking all of the arms on a Mister Gutsy will result in it attempting a suicide rush on the Sole Survivor. The right and middle eye are targeted more easily with the Killshot perk in V.A.T.S., but not the left eye. If any of the eyes are broken, the Mister Gutsy's firing accuracy will suffer and disabling the thruster will slow it down and remove its strafing ability. Unlike previous Fallout renditions, its weapon layout is varied, similar to the sentry bot; the guns can vary from a 10mm submachine gun to a laser weapon or sometimes a flamer, and the damage output also varies between models.
Despite its somewhat adequate health pool and low Damage Resistance, the Mister Gutsy is still a force to be reckoned with, as its 10mm submachine gun is capable of shredding low-level player characters and even power armor equipped player characters in seconds.
This variant can be found aboard the Prydwen in the science section assisting Senior Scribe Neriah, and is especially protective of the plants in that section. It will comment if the player character takes any plants.
Similar to the original Mister Gutsy, however, it has a moderately accurate (and moderate damage) laser weapon in place of a 10mm submachine gun and a much larger Hit Point pool as well as higher stats concerning damage resistances. It would appear that this model was given command authority.
A Mister Gutsy with an even stronger laser, largely inflated damage and energy resistances, nearly 700 Hit Points and 1 extra point in Perception totaling it at 8; putting it on par with an assaultron. Colonel Gutsy appears when the player character reaches level 46 or higher.
There are several level and faction dependent variations which may be equipped with different weaponry, such as lasers, Gunner Gutsy armed with the same 10mm submachine gun as turrets, or several military versions with either the 10mm submachine gun or a .44 pistol.
Unlike the Mister Handy models, the Mister Gutsy favors ranged combat over close combat. If engaged in close combat, it will behave like a Mister Handy, but it will try to break for cover at the first chance.
Like many other enemies, a neutral Mister Gutsy will turn hostile if looked at while the player character is wearing power armor with a targeting HUD mod installed.
Sometimes if you attack a neutral Mister Gutsy, he will say "What is your major malfunction, maggot?", which is a clear reference to the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, where the ruthless drill sergeant, Hartman, reprimands Private Pyle, saying "What is your major malfunction, numbnuts?"