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was a True Blue Goody-Two-Shoes, always tidying up
after himself, minding his manners, helping folk out and
generally behaving impeccably. In fact he was so well-behaved
he was frequently seen sporting a shiny halo overhead.
That got right up the nose of Big T, the head of Temptation
Limited. He and his cronies made it their duty to lead the
ghastly Guy astray in any way possible. But of course,
they never succeeded and far too many strips ended with
a Temptation goon returning dishevelled to Temptation
Temptation HQ was never depicted in full, but we saw
castle-like entrance on occasion. The wall sconces in
hallway held tempting cakes and ice creams instead of
That's Big T above. He hovered around Temptation HQ
ordered his cronies to strike at Guy. On occasion he
take on the task himself, without success. It was never
established what the "T" stood for - "Trouble",
Anyway, here's the rest of his gang:
1st appearance: 22nd October 1983
very first character to take on Guy, this vampirific Count
had a hunger for sweets, cakes and desserts...
1st appearance: 29th October 1983
This sneaky fellow urged Guy to filch anything he found
laying around town....
1st appearance: 5th November 1983
All beard and beret and bad temper, Arty was a creative
but Guy could see through his "artful" ideas...
1st appearance: 12th November 1983
A nosey interfering no-good. Mike was a naughty schoolboy,
always looking to cause trouble for Guy...
1st appearance: 26th November 1983
A stout lass in a heart-covered dress, she
sought to make
Guy late for appointments, school, anything and everything.
had put in appearances in the start and end panels on
previous weeks, but the date above pinpoints her first
proper "mission" for Temptation Ltd...
1st appearance: 10th December 1983
A little "devil" of a lad, always whispering
in Guy's ear, trying
to persuade him into misdeeds...
1st appearance: 14th January 1984
Again, like Dolly, Prone appeared in the start or end
those first strips, but this bandaged goon didn't actually
his first attack on Guy until the
1st appearance: 17th December 1983
A devilish toddler in a romper suit, Squirt only made
appearance before disappearing from Temptation's ranks.
Trivia Hounds will note that oh-so-rich Milly
O'Naire puts in
an appearance when Squirt tempts Guy in to squirting her
with his water pistol (he actually cleans her number
1st appearance: Buster Annual 1985
Like Squirt this dastardly Baron only appeared once
Buster annual, and never in the weekly strips...
The Good Guy strips wre drawn by the masterful Terry
It would appear that he drew each and every strip throughout
4 year run. Guy survived the Buster mergers with School
and Nipper, although after the latter his appearances
little irregular.The jolly
lad hung up his halo in February 1988
without even once succumbing to Temptation - what a
By the way, Trivia Hounds should track down the issue
dated 26th Dec. 1987 in which Good Guy actually teamed
up with another Buster strip the Winners for a cracking