A lonely man who puts his heart and soul into his Hints. He'd be a real asset if he wasn't so Weak.
|Full Name||Terry Rupert Hintz|
The lord of the tutorial
|Relationships||Brad Armstrong (Friend)|
|Affiliation||Brad Armstrong (Friend)|
First party member
|Location||Near Brad's House|
|Armor Types||Accessory / Blouse / Small Shield|
|Skill Types||Hints / Skills|
- "I'm Terry Hintz, People Call me Lord of the Tutorial. I've been traveling the lands leaving my hints for all to see. I'm a pretty big deal. Got a lot of fans."
Terry is a recruitable party member met in the first few moments of the game. His hints can aid Brad throughout the game, as well as provide many positive status effects in battle.
Background[edit | edit source]
Name: Terry Rupert Hintz
Fighting Art: Di Tang Quan
Past Occupation Free Loader
Likes: Writing in his journal
Favorite Food: Pizza
Most Hated Thing: Being Alone
The Almighty Lord of Hints. Loved by countless fans. He didn't want all his fame to go to his head, so Terry left his fans in search of a more enriching life. This is when he found Brad.
Appearance and Personality[edit | edit source]
Terry is a man who wears a cheetah jersey and red sweatbands called "Hint Bands", he has beady eyes, a large nose, pink lips and a shaven beard. Terry is a friendly man who likes to be with others, he likes to write hints which can be seen all around Olathe, most of them are useful while some are jokes.
Story[edit | edit source]
LISA: The Painful[edit | edit source]
Terry is first seen outside Brad's House, the first area in which the player is given control after one of Brad's Joy and Alcohol binges. He finds Terry Hintz up a tree, fleeing from a harmless dog. he says that he has pulled a hamstring and is unable to fight. After Brad defeats the dog, Terry "sees" how lonely Brad looks and joins him on his journey providing help and hints for the player.
Upon waking up in Path to the Beginning after being hit by a truck, Brad and Terry wake up with the grown up boys from the Neighborhood overlooking them. A voice from the distance speaks to Brad saying "Time is a great teacher. Sadly, it kills all its pupils." Alluding to Brad as a martial arts teacher. He notes that their Paths are crossing again and how they spent their time as lads. As Columbo seems to despise Brad and possibly been ordered by Buzzo not to kill him, he doesn't kill him as he did the Sugar Boy Drifters and gives him an ultimatum. To lose all of his belongings or to surrender Terry to him. If Brad surrenders Terry, he is removed from the party and is not seen for a while.
LISA: The Joyful[edit | edit source]
He has built several houses in an area, along with several straw statues of himself. There are hint posters everywhere, ranging from how to respect him, to having to bow before king Terry, to dealing with depression, eventually devolving into tear-stained scribbles. At the end of his hint trail is Terry's throne, his painting of himself, and a chest with a Terry Mask inside. Buddy can equip the mask.
It is presumed that his depression is what made him leave the area to find a companion and causing him to get stuck in a tree only to be later saved by Brad at the beginning of LISA: The Painful.
Battle[edit | edit source]
Terry starts off extremely weak, his basic attacks almost always dealing zero damage. His only starting ability is Little Cheer, a very powerless move that, while can be used outside of battle, only restores about 5% of the target's HP. As he levels up he gets more useful skills, but the majority of them have equivalents usable by much better allies.
Terry is the only ally to have Cool Pose abilities, granting him the Cool status and enabling HP/SP regeneration after every turn. If leveled up to 25, Terry learns The Hottest Dance, a fire based attack that deals ridiculous damage even on its own. It is arguably the most powerful ally attack in the entire game. This move alone makes Terry a vastly more useful party member. However, his HP will still be low despite gaining so many levels. He is essentially a glass cannon, albeit one with a very big payoff.
Hints[edit | edit source]
|Skill Name||Description||Level Learned||MP Cost|
|Little Cheer||Gives an enthusiastic chant.||1||40|
|Verbal Bash||Use disparaging words to upset the opponent. This can either make them cry or get pissed.||3||10|
|Inform||Tell your friend some of your favorite combat tips. Increases SP.||4||10|
|Cheer!||Gives a restorative chant.||6||20|
|Cool Pose||Makes you feel like you're cool, but you're really not.||7||15|
|Hype Up!||Send raging vibes to your friend with these awesome words! Increases CRITs.||9||15|
|Hot Dance||A mysterious attack, it's hard to decipher what is going on...||16||30|
|Weather Alert||Terry hints that a storm is coming. Tricks enemies into hitting the deck.||18||10|
|Super Cool Pose||Makes you feel like you're super cool, but you're really not.||21||30|
|The Last Cheer!||A cheer that is so enthusiastically restorative, it brings tears to the recipient's eyes.||22||80|
|The Hottest Dance||What is this?! This POWER!||25||40|
Skills[edit | edit source]
|Skill Name||Description||Level Learned||MP Cost|
|Knuckle Drop||A momentum based fist punch. a poor maneuver.||5||3|
|Big Knuckle Drop||A momentum based fist punch. Still a poor maneuver.||12||6|
|Sailing Knuckle||A Knuckle Drop from above.||14||15|
|Big Bad Knuckle Drop||A momentum based fist punch. It will never not be a poor maneuver.||20||9|
|Soaring Knuckle||A heavier Knuckle Drop from above.||23||25|
|Knuckle Voyage||Terry puts forth his best effort with this Knuckle Drop from above.||24||40|
Statistics[edit | edit source]
Battle Quotes[edit | edit source]
Win Quotes[edit | edit source]
Level Quotes[edit | edit source]
Drop Quotes[edit | edit source]
Default Equipment[edit | edit source]
Art[edit | edit source]
Hints[edit | edit source]
- If coupled with Birdie Hall's Gasoline Spit, Terry's Hottest Dance can deal devastating amounts of damage to a single enemy.
- Terry is statistically the weakest party member in the game. Please use with care.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Terry appeared in the Kickstarter demo, but as an NPC.
- Terry is one of 4 characters that Brad needs to add to his party in order to progress, the other 3 being Percy, Fardy, and Buffalo.
- Terry's Land of Hints in The Joyful was planned from the start. 
- It is also revealed in Terry's Land of Hints that he suffers from serious depression. Yet he doesn't have the Status Effect Like Fardy or Ollie, Likely a gameplay choice given how depression lowers the character's ATK, DEF and AGI and Terry already has low stats.
- In the Kickstarter demo of LISA: THE PAINFUL RPG, Terry Hintz actually commits suicide the second time you encounter him in the game. At the first encounter, he will ask you to leave. 
- According to Dingaling, Terry was designed to be as "unlikable/unusable" as possible so the player would have a character they could sacrifice the easiest. After the games release he said that idea backfired.
- Terry is the only party member that will never abandon Brad's gang.
- Terry possibly has Cynophobia (fear of Dogs).
References[edit | edit source]
|Brad Armstrong • Rando • Buzzo • Buddy • Lisa • Marty Armstrong|
|Terry Hintz • Crisp Ladaddy • RT • Rooster Coleman • Olan Hoyt • Nern Guan • Rage Ironhead • Percy Monsoon • Mad Dog • Shocklord • Fardy Hernandez • Queen Roger • Carp • Harvey Alibastor • Clint Olympic • Buckets • Buffalo Van Dyke • Tiger Man • Ollie Nickels • Geese Thompson • Dick Dickson • Jack • Sonny Backluwitz • Yazan Barghouti • Beastborn • Fly Minetti • Ajeet Mandeep • Garth • Bo Wyatt • Birdie Hall|
|Dr. Yado • Richard "Rick" Weeks • Tony "Sticky" Angoneli • Cheeks Gaywood • Columbo|