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General Buzz Grunt
Buzz Grunt.png
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Adult.png Adult
Life state CAS Human icon.png 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 Military career.png 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.png Leo
Aspiration Popularity.png Popularity
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Brown Hair.png Brown
Eye color TS2 Grey Eyes.png Grey
Skin color Skin-light.png Light
Body shape Fit Fit
Other information
Game The Sims 2 Icon.png The Sims 2
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Strangetown
General Buzz Grunt
General Buzz Grunt - PSP.png
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Adult.png Adult
Life state CAS Human icon.png 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 TS2 Brown Hair.png Brown
Eye color TS2 Brown Eyes.png Brown
Skin color Skin-light.png Light
Body shape Fit Fit
Other information
Game The Sims 2 (PSP)
Playability NPC
Neighborhood Strangetown
General Buzz Grunt
Buzz Grunt (The Sims 4).png
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Adult.png Adult
Life state CAS Human icon.png Sim
Education and employment
Career TS4 Career Military.png 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 Trait TS4 Neat.png Neat
Trait TS4 Active.png Active
Trait TS4 Self-Assured.png Self-Assured
Trait TS4 Domestic.png Home Turf
Aspiration StrangerVille Mystery
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Brown Hair.png Brown
Eye color TS2 Brown Eyes.png Brown
Skin color Skin-light.png Light
Body shape Fit Fit
Other information
Game TS4 Icon.png 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 more important part of emotionally caring for their children — she taught them almost all toddler skills while Buzz only taught two toddler skills to his older son Tank Grunt. 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
Image Skill Level
Skill Mechanical.png Mechanical 8
Skill Charisma.png Charisma 7
Skill Body.png Body 10
The Sims 4
Image Skill Level
Skill TS4 Charisma.png Charisma 9
Skill TS4 Fitness.png Fitness 10
Skill TS4 Handiness.png Handiness 8
Skill TS4 Logic.png Logic 5

The Sims 2
Image Name Relationship level
Loki Beaker.png Loki Beaker Acquaintance
Lazlo Curious.png Lazlo Curious Acquaintance
Pascal Curious.png Pascal Curious Acquaintance
Vidcund Curious.png Vidcund Curious Acquaintance
Buck Grunt.png Buck Grunt Acquaintance
Ripp Grunt.png Ripp Grunt Acquaintance
Tank Grunt.png Tank Grunt Acquaintance
Pollination Technician 9.png Pollination Tech 9 Smith Enemy
Olive Specter.png Olive Specter Acquaintance
The Sims 4
Image Name Relationship level
Lyla Grunt (The Sims 4).png Lyla Grunt Acquaintance
Tank Grunt (The Sims 4).png Tank Grunt Friend
Ripp Grunt (The Sims 4).png Ripp Grunt Friend
Buck Grunt (The Sims 4).png Buck Grunt Friend

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

The Sims 2
Image Interest Level
Environment interest.png Environment 8
Food interest.png Food 6
Weather interest.png Weather 4
Culture interest.png Culture 0
Money interest.png Money 8
Politics interest.png Politics 10
Paranormal interest.png Paranormal 5
Health interest.png Health 3
Fashion interest.png Fashion 0
Travel interest.png Travel 7
Crime interest.png Crime 10
Sports interest.png Sports 10
Entertainment interest.png Entertainment 0
Animals interest.png Animals 0
Work interest.png Work 6
School interest.png School 4
Toys interest.png Toys 0
Sci-Fi interest.png Sci-Fi 9

The Sims 2
Image Memory Type
Became Best Friends with -Sim-.png Made Best Friends with General Chip Positive
Grew Up.png Grew Up Well Positive
Met -Sim-.png Met Lyla Positive
Grew Up.png Grew Up Well Positive
Won a Fight with -Sim-.png Won a Fight with Pascal Positive
Won a Fight with -Sim-.png Won a Fight with Vidcund Positive
Won a Fight with -Sim-.png Won a Fight with Loki Positive
Won a Fight with -Sim-.png Won a Fight with Lazlo Positive
Had Very First Kiss with -Sim-.png Had Very First Kiss with Lyla Positive
Had Very First Kiss with -Sim-.png Kissed Lyla for the First Time Positive
Grew Up.png Grew Up Well Positive
Fell in Love with -Sim-.png Fell in Love with Lyla Positive
Got Engaged to -Sim-.png Got Engaged to Lyla Positive
Got a Job.png Got a Job Positive
Got Married to -Sim-.png Got Married to Lyla Positive
Got a Promotion.png Got a Promotion Positive
-Sim- Died.png General Chip Died Negative
Did WooHoo with -Sim-.png Did WooHoo with Lyla Positive
Got a Promotion.png Got a Promotion Positive
Had -Sim-.png Had Tank! Positive
-Sim- Died.png Missy Died Negative
Got a Promotion.png Got a Promotion Positive
Learned to Walk from -Sim-.png Taught Tank How to Walk Positive
Learned to Talk from -Sim-.png Taught Tank How to Talk Positive
Had -Sim-.png Had Ripp! Positive
Grew Up.png Tank Grew Up Well Positive
Got a Promotion.png Got a Promotion Positive
Grew Up.png Ripp Grew Up Badly Negative
Got a Promotion.png Got a Promotion Positive
Got a Promotion.png Got a Promotion Positive
Had -Sim-.png Had Buck! Positive
Lost a Fight with -Sim-.png Lost a Fight with Pollination Tech#9 Negative
Grew Up.png Buck Grew Up Well Positive
Broke Up with -Sim- (marriage).png Broke Up with Lyla Negative
Got a Promotion.png Got a Promotion Positive
Grew Up.png Tank Grew Up Well Positive
Grew Up.png Ripp Grew Up Badly Negative
Got a Promotion.png Got a Promotion Positive
Reached the Top of the -career- Career.png 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
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