Height: 177 cm
Occupation: Various Official
Larry has been Phoenix's friend since grade school, and despite his
problems with women (and slacking off) he's a good friend who sticks by
Personality: Larry is generally easy going and laid back, but shows his
emotions easily. He's very trusting and a little flaky, which leads to him
moving between women and part time jobs fairly regularly.
Misc Facts: In T&T, Larry is determined to become an artist, and goes
under the pen name Laurice Deauxnim (aka Mashisu Tenryuusai in Japanese,
Laurence Deauxnim in French).
In PW:AA, it's often joked that "When something smells, it's usually the
Butz." In the Japanese, they instead joked, "When something happens, it's
yappari Yahari." ("You know it's Yahari") In French, it's: "Quand Paul
defès arrive, tout part à la dérive" ("When Paul Defès shows up,
everything's going downhill").
Friends and Family: Larry is good friends with Phoenix, and has been since
they were little kids. Larry's family isn't mentioned through the games,
but he has a few different girlfriends along the way (one of which being
Name Origin: English: "Butz" was probably chosen so that it could be used in the above
joke against his name. Larry is close to Harry, which would give him the
name "Harry Butz" (which he is sometimes mistaken as).
Japanese: "Yahari" in Japanese means, "I knew it" or "of course," and
Masashi comes from "Masashiku," which means "with certainty." Like the
English, probably chosen specifically for the above mentioned joke.
French: Poil des fesses means in English "butt hair".
Larry has known Phoenix since they were
children, and in the fourth grade was the one who actually stole Miles'
lunch money, which Phoenix was then blamed for. Though he stood up for
Phoenix, he didn't admit his own guilt or return the money until 15 years