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Gunther Goth
Gunther Goth (Unleashed).jpg
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Adult.png Adult
Life state CAS Human icon.png Sim
Biography
Gunther brought his family from the old country when his son, Mortimer, was just a lad. Having amassed quite a fortune, he is founding father of the neighborhood.
Education and employment
Career Education career.png College Dean
Family
Family/Families Goth family
Marital status Married
Romances Cornelia Goth Married
Children Mortimer Goth Son
Household
Pets Hecuba Goth, Menelaus Goth
Personality
Zodiac sign Virgo.png Virgo
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Grey Hair.png Greying
Skin color Skin-light.png Light
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims: Unleashed
Playability Playable
Neighborhood Old Town
Gunther Goth
Gunther Goth.png
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Elder.png Elder
Life state Ghost.png Ghost
Family
Family/Families Goth family
Parents Victor Goth, Gretle Goth Both Deceased
Siblings Frida Goth Sister Deceased
Marital status Married
Romances Cornelia Goth Married Deceased
Children Mortimer Goth Son
Personality
Zodiac sign Aries.png Aries
Aspiration Popularity.png Popularity
Appearance
Hair color TS2 Grey Hair.png Grey
Eye color TS2 Brown Eyes.png Brown
Skin color Skin-light.png Light
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game The Sims 2 Icon.png The Sims 2
Playability Deceased
Cause of death Fire
Neighborhood Pleasantview
Gunther Goth
Gunther Goth (The Sims 3).png
Gender Male Male
Age TS3-Adult.png Adult
Life state CAS Human icon.png Sim
Biography
You can tell just by looking at him that Gunther Goth comes from old money. But he doesn't seem arrogant or greedy, just comfortable with the fact that he has been rich all his life.
Education and employment
Career Business career icon.png CEO
Family
Family/Families Goth family
Parents Victor Goth, Gretle Goth Both Deceased
Siblings Frida Goth Sister Deceased
Marital status Married
Romances Cornelia Goth Married
Children Mortimer Goth Son
Personality
Traits Trait Brave small.png Brave
Trait Charismatic small.png Charismatic
Trait Frugal small.png Frugal
Trait Grumpy small.png Grumpy
Trait Workaholic small.png Workaholic
Lifetime wish LTW Renaissance Sim.png Renaissance Sim
Favorites Fav Custom.png Custom
Fav Spaghetti.png Spaghetti
Fav Black.png Black
Appearance
Hair color Haircolor3-TS3.jpg Brown
Eye color Eye-green.png Green
Skin color Light skin-TS3.png Light
Body shape Thin Thin
Other information
Game TS3 Icon.png The Sims 3
Playability Playable
World Sunset Valley

Gunther Goth is a pre-made, playable Sim in The Sims that premiered in the Unleashed expansion pack along with his wife, Cornelia Goth, and their two cats, Hecuba and Menelaus. He is the patriarch of the Goth family and Pleasantview.

In The Sims 2, Gunther is one of the pre-created, yet unplayable Sims featured as ancestors of playable, pre-created Sims. Though deceased when the game begins, the player can see him in the relationship tree of playable Sim Mortimer Goth, who is his son, as well as those of his grandchildren, Cassandra Goth and Alexander Goth.

Gunther was born in the Old Country, and then he moved to (and founded) Pleasantview. He is the father of Mortimer Goth, husband to the now famous Bella Goth. Gunther was the husband of Cornelia Goth, and the son of Victor Goth and Gretle Goth, both of Pleasantview; he has one sibling, Frida Goth.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Life Leading up to The Sims 3[edit | edit source]

In The Sims 3, Gunther lives with his family, Cornelia and Mortimer Goth, in a large house located by the graveyard. There is no specific mention of him being the founding father of the neighborhood, but he has many good friends and on the Goth Manor is described as the first house built in town. Instead of the Goths being 'heads' of the town, the Landgraab and Alto families seem to have more control over the town, though Goths appear to have been influential in creating the town's ethics.

Gunther has long brown hair, and wears a flamboyant top hat. He also wears some eyeliner. He is a CEO in the business career track, and although married to Cornelia, he does not have an outstanding relationship with her, as their relationship levels aren't high enough to make them WooHoo with each other. This however contradicts Mortimer's bio, which says: "The Goths' strong marriage has produced a healthy boy named Mortimer." Also, it appears that he has never even met Cornelia's sister Agnes Crumplebottom, even though Agnes is Cornelia's best friend. At the start of the game, Gunther is 5 days from becoming an elder.

Gunther's eyes are in a very dark hue of green[1], but due to the way the eyes are textured, they appear completely black in-game.

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

Gunther and his wife Cornelia Goth, along with their two cats, Hecuba and Menelaus, first appeared in The Sims: Unleashed. He is the founding father of the neighborhood, which made him very rich indeed. His hair is grey or white around the edges, and black on top, which is a bit odd since his hair in The Sims 3 is brown, but it's possible because he is supposed to represent an elder Sim and not an adult Sim.

He wears a phantom-like dark gray tux with tails and a light grey bow tie. He is a Dean in the education career track, in contrast to his CEO job in The Sims 3. The reason for this is left to the imaginations of individual players. His relationship with his wife appears to have improved greatly and scores a 98/100.

When first played in Neighborhood 1, he will have no relationships with Mortimer, Bella, and Cassandra.

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

In The Sims 2, Gunther and Cornelia had lost their lives in two separate fires. He died when his second grandchild, Alexander, was born. His wife died a bit later, just before their son, Mortimer, retired. He is buried in the new Goth home with Cornelia, his parents, father in-law and sister in-law.

His hairline has receded since The Sims, and his hair has gone completely grey. He wears a navy blue suit with a striped blue tie. According to his SimDNA in SimPE, his hair was black before it turned grey, implying that he dyed his hair brown in The Sims 3. According to his age data, he had 17 days left in the elder life stage when he died. Oddly, he has partial relations to multiple dead Sims such as ancestors to the Pleasant, Burb, Caliente, Lothario, Dreamer and Oldie families as well as NPCs such as Hula Zombie and the Grim Reaper. His deceased family members, as well as some other dead ancestors also share this quirk.

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This Sim can be resurrected with the Tombstone of Life and Death.

Simology[edit | edit source]

The Sims
Image Skill Level
Skill Cooking.png Cooking 1
Skill Charisma.png Charisma 6
Skill Logic.png Logic 9
Skill Creativity.png Creativity 9
The Sims 3
Image Skill Level
Charisma skill icon.png Charisma 2
Painting skill icon.png Painting 2
Writing skill icon.png Writing 2

The Sims
Image Name Relationship score Relationship level
Cornelia Goth Sr thumbnail.jpg Cornelia Goth 98/100 Love
Siamese cat thumbnail.jpg Hecuba Goth 74/74 Friend
Siamese cat thumbnail.jpg Menelaus Goth 73/73 Friend
The Sims 3
Image Name Relationship level
Cutie Mortimer.jpg Mortimer Goth Good Friend
Vita Alto (The Sims 3).jpg Vita Alto Friend
Boyd Wainwright.png Boyd Wainwright Friend
Cornelia Goth (The Sims 3).png Cornelia Goth Spouse
Malcolm Landgraab (The Sims 3).jpg Malcolm Landgraab Acquaintance
Nick Alto.png Nick Alto Acquaintance
Nancy Landgraab (The Sims 3).png Nancy Landgraab Acquaintance
Geoffrey Landgraab (The Sims 3).png Geoffrey Landgraab Acquaintance
Agnes Crumplebottom (The Sims 3).jpg Agnes Crumplebottom Acquaintance

The Sims
Personality
Virgo
Virgo
Sloppy 10 Neat
Shy 5 Outgoing
Lazy 3 Active
Serious 1 Playful
Grouchy 6 Nice
The Sims 2
Personality
Aries
Aries
Sloppy 5 Neat
Shy 8 Outgoing
Lazy 6 Active
Serious 3 Playful
Grouchy 3 Nice

The Sims
Image Interest Level
TS1Interests Travel.jpg Travel 0
TS1Interests Money.jpg Money 0
TS1Interests Politics.jpg Politics 0
TS1Interests The60's.jpg The 60's 0
TS1Interests Weather.jpg Weather 0
TS1Interests Sports.jpg Sports 0
TS1Interests Music.jpg Music 0
TS1Interests Outdoors.jpg Outdoors 0
TS1Interests Exercise.jpg Exercise 5
TS1Interests Food.jpg Food 3
TS1Interests Parties.jpg Parties 6
TS1Interests Fashion.jpg Style 8
TS1Interests Hollywood.jpg Hollywood 7
TS1Interests Technology.jpg Technology 0
TS1Interests Romance.jpg Romance 0
The Sims 2
Image Interest Level
Environment interest.png Environment 0
Food interest.png Food 2
Weather interest.png Weather 3
Culture interest.png Culture 9
Money interest.png Money 6
Politics interest.png Politics 5
Paranormal interest.png Paranormal 5
Health interest.png Health 8
Fashion interest.png Fashion 6
Travel interest.png Travel 8
Crime interest.png Crime 5
Sports interest.png Sports 4
Entertainment interest.png Entertainment 5
Animals interest.png Animals 2
Work interest.png Work 8
School interest.png School 2
Toys interest.png Toys 4
Sci-Fi interest.png Sci-Fi 0

Homes[edit | edit source]

Main article: Goth home

In The Sims: Unleashed, Gunther lived with Cornelia and their cats Hecuba and Menelaus in a large mansion at 77 Maple Street of Old Town, a little further from Sim Lane. The home has a small graveyard (like almost all Goth homes) but there are no ghosts so it is not known who is buried there. Perhaps, Gunther died in a fire in the mansion, then Cornelia died in the Goth home, which then was re-constructed into a new and improved house for Mortimer, Cassandra and Alexander Goth in The Sims 2. In The Sims 3 Gunther, his wife Cornelia and son Mortimer live in a big house by the cemetery.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A highway was named after Gunther, which was called the Gunther Goth Highway.
  • Gunther's career track being changed from education in The Sims to business in The Sims 3 may be because the education track is not present in The Sims 3 base game.
  • Interestingly, in the The Sims, a Minister of Education will eventually switch careers and become a President in the business track. Gunther's switch from business to education mirrors that.
  • In The Sims 2, Gunther uses a character portrait pose that was discontinued during development. If his appearance is changed using the mirror, and no expansion packs are installed, he will use the same character portrait pose as Kent Capp. This also happens with Simon Crumplebottom.
  • His lifetime wish in The Sims 3 is to master 3 skills. He appears to be close to achieving that wish in The Sims, as he almost maximized his charisma, creativity, and logic skills.
  • In The Sims: Unleashed, Gunther is referred to as Gunther Goth Sr even though there is no Gunther Goth, Jr. This is because "Goth Sr" is the household name (used to differentiate Gunther and Cornelia's household from the pre-existing one in Neighborhood 1 containing Mortimer, Bella, and Cassandra), and The Sims uses the household name as the surname for every character within that household.
  • Like many characters who appear in several generations of the game, Gunther's hair color is different in every game. In The Sims 3, Gunther's hair is auburn (which we don't have a category for), while in The Sims: Unleashed, he has black hair heavily streaked with grey. In The Sims 2, his hair is fully grey, the only color available to elders in that game.
  • Interestingly, while Gunther is an adult very close to becoming an elder in The Sims 3, he apparently lived at the time of his grandchild Alexander's birth, something that is very unlikely to happen in-game.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Other languages[edit | edit source]

Language The Sims: Unleashed The Sims 2 The Sims 3
English Gunther Goth Sr Gunther Goth Gunther Goth
Brazilian Portuguese Igor Caixão
Hugo Gótico[2]
Gusmão Caixão Gusmão Caixão
Chinese (Simplified) 冈瑟 高斯
Chinese (Traditional) 岡瑟 高斯 岡瑟 高斯
Czech Burat Sr. Gunther Goth
Danish Günter Barbar senior Günther Spøgh Gunther Spøgh
Dutch Karel v/d Kerkhof sr. Gustaaf van de Kerkhof Gustaaf Van de Kerkhof
European Portuguese Gunther Goth Gunther Goth
Finnish Günther Goottila Günther Goottila
French Gontran Gothik Gunther Gothik Gunther Gothik
German Roger Biergans Gunther Grusel Gunther Grusel
Hebrew גונת'ר גות' גונת'ר גות' גונת'ר גות'
Italian Gunther Alberghini
Japanese ギュンター ゴスセニョール
(Gunther Goth Senior)
グンター ゴス
(Gunther Goth)
Korean 염 경태 군터 고트 군터 고트
Norwegian Günther Goth Senior Gustav Goth Gustav Goth
Polish Gunther Gotyccy Gwidon Ćwir Gwidon Ćwir
Russian Гюнтер Гот Гюнтер Гот Гюнтер Гот
Spanish Gunther Hernández Gúnter Lápida Gúnter Lápida
Swedish Gunter Spökh d.ä Günther Spökh Günther Spökh
Thai กุนเธอร์ โกธ กุนเธอร์ โกธ

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Picture of Gunther's eyes in Create-a-Sim
  2. "In the portuguese version of The Sims Unleashed, the Gunther Goth Highway is named "Estrada Hugo Gótico" instead of "Estrada Igor Caixão".
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