Bandits are a tall, larceny-loving sub-species of Shy Guy. Bandits originated from the Yoshiseries, although they have gone on to appear in the Paper Mario and Mario Party series as well. They also appeared in the Mario & Luigi series.
Bandits are humanoid, Shy Guy-like creatures dressing in hooded robes with large, white circular masks covering their faces revealing only small beady eyes and thin lipless mouths. They are somewhat taller and more thin than regular Shy Guys and have a unique mask. Generally, common Bandits wear blue robes but others wear red robes to set themselves apart.