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@makeupaguy is a Twitter account that makes up guys. A "guy" is an individual of any gender and any appearance who is completely normal except for one distinguishing trait. The account tweets the quirky traits that these mysterious guys possess. While the account is mostly lighthearted and comical, with no real relation between the guys, the creator has laid out some lore explaining exactly what a "guy" is, how they come to be, and what happens when somebody recognizes their traits.



  • Affectionate Nickname: Parodied with the guy who refers to their boyfriend as "savorie" instead of "sweetie."
  • The Ageless: Guys do not age, and can only be killed through unnatural means or until somebody discovers their trait.
  • all lowercase letters: The account's title is "make up a guy" in all lowercase, and the tweets are typically spelled in lowercase as well.
  • Aluminum Christmas Trees: After the guymaker made the tweet "guy who calls coca cola "coca" for short," he was surprised and pleased to learn that that is actually slang for Coca-Cola in South and Central America.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Guys can be of any gender, and are referred to with "they/them" pronouns (though earlier tweets use "he/him" pronouns for all of them).
  • Ambiguously Human: It's not clear what species guys are. They look like any normal humansnote , but are ageless, cannot reproduce with humans (though they can be created as already having children), and blip out of existence as soon as a human discovers their "guy trait."
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  • Audience Participation: Most of the guys are submitted by other Twitter users, though some come from the creator himself.
  • Bathroom Stall Graffiti: Parodied. A guy writes people's phone numbers on the walls of their bathroom at home.
  • Before My Time: One tweet referred to a Trunk Monkey, a series of television commercials from 2000 featuring a chimpanzee hiding in the trunk of a car. The guymaker then remarked that most of his Generation Z followers, born long after those commercial aired, won't get what a Trunk Monkey is.
  • But Now I Must Go: Once a human discovers a guy's quirky trait, the guy ventures off to a secluded place and vanishes out of existence.
  • Brainless Beauty: According to invokedWord of God, all the guys are "incredibly dateable and sexy." This includes the guys who don't believe in things like tornadoes or the water cycle, don't know common words like "dictionary," or misunderstand medical terminology at the potential expense of their own life (like the guy who thinks internal bleeding is good).
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  • Calling Your Orgasms: During intercourse, instead of moaning, a particularly sophisticated guy says, "My goodness. I am arriving."
  • Cat Boy: One tweet simply describes a "catguy." This prompted a reply editing cat ears onto the account's icon, which the account retweeted. The account owner refers to himself as a "catguy" in his bio.
  • Classical Music Is Boring: Exaggerated with one guy who outright doesn't consider classical music to be "real" music.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Downplayed. The guys all have character quirks that range from slightly unusual to downright bizarre, but otherwise appear as otherwise normal people.
  • Eskimos Aren't Real:
    • A guy doesn't believe in tornadoes because "air isn't THAT strong."
    • Another guy doesn't believe in the water cycle.
  • Extreme Omnivore: There’s a guy who can ‘eat anything you tell him to’
  • Face Death with Dignity: Since guys view their trait being noticed as their sole purpose in life, they embrace the death that occurs shortly afterwards. They do still fear death by normal means, though.
  • Falling Damage: Averted with the guy who "just doesn't take fall damage," though the tweet doesn't specify if this is a guy from a video game or a guy in real life.
  • First-Name Basis: One guy refers to philosopher René Descartes as just "René."
  • Gentle Giant: One guy is such. At least until he remembers prom 1998.
  • Good Parents: One of the only guys to have children is the guy who gets into Fortnite to bond with his adult son. It's unclear whether the dad was just out-of-touch with pop culture or the adult son does play Fortnite, but nevertheless, his intentions are sweet.
  • I Knew It!invoked: In-Universe, one guy spends so much time perfecting their fanfic that it happens in canon by the time they publish it.
  • Inherently Funny Words: One of the guys studies law because they like to say words like "quash" and "subpoena." The inspiration came from the creator studying first amendment law.
  • Insistent Terminology:
    • One guy refers to accordion music as "pizza music."
    • Another guy calls water "plain juice."
    • Another guy calls bare feet "raw feet."
    • One guy only refers to breasts as "tender baps."
    • A guy calls eyes "peepers."
    • One guy calls all types of leaves “salad” and refuses to be corrected. Another guy actively seeks to hurt anyone who tries to correct them, and the two of them are in love.
    • One guy calls limes “greens”.
  • It Amused Me: The guymaker has no reason to make guys except to enjoy their antics. He doesn't even care that the guys he makes have to inevitably be blipped.
    the guymaker is a chaotic diety[sic]. with the ability to create human-like "guys" i could do something productive but instead I choose to make weird people who I get to watch do weird things. there is rarely an agenda behind any given guy other than "heh. funny"
  • Just Here for Godzilla: In-Universe, a guy buys Cyberpunk 2077 just to check out the penis customization.
  • Laughing at Your Own Jokes: A variation is the guy who rates their own jokes on a scale of one to ten.
  • Lethal Chef: “Guy who cooks really bad pesto pasta and nothing else”.
  • Literal Metaphor: One guy claims they were "built different," as in the slang for somebody describing how they're unique and better than most people. In this case, the guy was literally built different - they were born with an extra rib.
  • Meet My Good Friends "Lefty" and "Righty": One guy named all of his fingers. It's unclear why he did so.
  • Neat Freak: One guy washes his hands even after taking a bath.
  • No Indoor Voice: Implied with one guy, whose goal in life is just to be as loud as possible.
  • Product Placement: One tweet just uses the "guy who likes X" format to promote the video game Rivals of Aether.
  • Soapbox Sadie:
    • One guy not only considers landlords corrupt, but berates tenants who live in the landlords' buildings because they are "financially supporting unethical land renting practices."
    • Another guy is against the Boston Tea Party due to the Americans littering in the harbor.
  • Shout-Out:
    • One tweet just said "guy, family."
    • A tweet referenced Avril Lavigne's "Sk8r Boi," saying, "he was a skater guy, she said see you later guy."
    • One of the guys competitively plays the Card-jitsu game on Club Penguin, though the tweet just refers to it as "that club penguin ninja rock paper scissors game idk what its called."
    • One of the guys opens their fridge "like the saloon doors in Red Dead Redemption."
    • Guy who thinks Dream is an anime protagonist.
  • Something Completely Different: The tweet that introduces a guy with no weird trait, who thus cannot blip out of existence. He's still able to die from injury or illness, though.
  • Take That!: On January 19, 2021, one day before the end of Donald Trump's presidential term, the account posted "guy who is 24 hours from getting fired". In case anyone didn't catch the joke, he "credited" this guy to the @POTUS Twitter account.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: A guy has meat with every meal just because they think it's "manly."
  • Too Dumb to Live: One guy thinks internal bleeding is good, "because that's where all the blood is supposed to be."
  • Totally Radical: A youth pastor guy spends way too much time using Reddit slang.
  • Verbal Tic: One of the guys prefaces every sentence with "heh."
  • You Mean "Xmas": A guy refers to holidays by their Animal Crossing counterpart names, such as Christmas being "Toy Day."

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