|The Venture Bros character|
The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay
|Full name||General H.I. Manhowers|
United States Army
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. Manhowers came to regret this, however, as Venturestein later organized a rebellion of scientific abominations in Puerto Bahia. Manhowers ordered Dr. Thaddeus Venture to go in and take care of the problem.
In The Unicorn in Captivity, one of the heads seen in silhouette on a telescreen within a virtual reality simulation appears to be him. However, he does not speak so it is unconfirmed that it was indeed actually the General.
- The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay (pilot)
- Guess Who's Coming to State Dinner
- ¡Viva los Muertos!
- The Doctor Is Sin
- Now Museum-Now You Don't
- Venture Libre
- The Unicorn in Captivity (unconfirmed silhouette in VR sim)
- 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.
- He was voiced by Peter McCulloch in the pilot episode The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay. In all subsequent episodes he has been voiced by show co-creator Jackson Publick (Christopher McCulloch).
- General Manhowers was a member of the Boys Brigade in the 1960s.