Buddy is the deuteragonist of 20th Century Studios' 2021 comedy film Free Guy.
He was potrayed by Lil Rel Howery.
Buddy is a security guard in Free City's bank, as well as Guy's best friend and right-hand man. He is an NPC alongside his pal and the two tend to go through the same routine everyday. Although Guy wants more out of being an NPC, Buddy makes it clear he is fine with how things are with his life. The duo discuss their life in the game a lot during the movie and although Buddy is fine with how things are he still helps his friend on his mission to get more out of life.
During Guy's mission, Antwan takes charge and begins to destroy the game. As he does, Guy and Buddy run across a bridge that begins to pixelate and a gap appears in the bridge, which causes Buddy and Guy to separate. Buddy let's Guy know that he has been scared his whole life but isn't anymore before letting him know that helping him was the best thing he's ever done. Buddy later sacrifices himself to save Guy then fades away from the game, leaving Guy alone without a partner.
At the end of the film, Guy and Buddy reunite and the two travel off into the city to live their own free life.