|the Venture Bros character|
the Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay
|Full name||General H.I. Manhowers|
United States Army
General Manhowers is a minor recurring character on the Venture Bros. series. He is (or seems to be) a general for the United States Army. (In the initial pilot episode, he is seen in a uniform for the U.S. Air Force. In the Season 1 DVD Commentary for the pilot, the show's creators joked that he was merely a rich lunatic.) At the U.N. Council meeting, he purchased a number of Dr. Thaddeus "Rusty" Venture Ooo Rays, which made for excellent destructive weapons despite Dr. V's development of them for peaceful purposes.
Historically, Manhowers has made purchases from both Jonas Venture Sr. and later Jonas Venture Jr.. He has demonstrated more reluctance to fund projects for Dr. Thaddeus Venture. He has resisted Thaddeus' show of razzle-dazzle at least once, calling Thaddeus out for peddling nothing new beyond what his father made. The Venturestein was one exception. He ordered a hundred of them, hoping to use them as soldiers and especially mobile suicide bombers However, Manhowers later came to regret this, as Venturestein later organized a rebellion of scientific abominations in Puerta Bahia. Manhowers ordered Dr. Thaddeus Venture to go in and take care of the problem.
- The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay
- Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner
- ¡Viva los Muertos!
- The Doctor Is Sin
- Now Museum-Now You Don't
- Venture Libre