Manny character preset in 7 Days to Die
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There’s a new machete in 7 Days to Die, and it’s not the one you think

Machete please do!

7 Days to Die has gotten plenty of new content in its official 1.0 release. Arguably the best thing that developer TFP have added is Machete, or should I say Manny, a character extremely similar to the iconic character played by Danny Trejo.

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Character creator in 7 Days to Die version 1.0
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7DTD version 1.0 has an extensive character creator which you can adjust to your desires. I have had the same exact character for around four years now and I know I'll be making her again, same hairstyle, color and everything.

However, if you want to look cool while exploring through the wastelands of Navezgane but don't want to put in the effort of making your own character, there are plenty of presets, old and new to choose from. One of them is the Manny character, that even the developers have admited looks quite a bit like Danny Trejo.

And honestly, I don't blame them for making a character that looks like Machete. His character would fit perfectly in the zombie world of Navezgane. Not to mention that there are machetes you can use as a weapon in the game. Machete using a machete to take out zombies holds a lot of appeal.

Danny Trejo himself has tweeted about the new character addition to the game. While many are wondering if this could mean legal action against 7DTD characters (which could be a real possibility considering the likeness), it doesn't seem to be the case. He would have probably tweeted something harsher than just 'Machete don't', a callback to the popular 'Machete don't text' line.

The official 7 Days to Die account has commented underneath the post asking for Danny to play the game. I would honestly love to see a developer stream with the Machete playing as the (alleged) Machete character in the game. Fingers crossed that we do get to see it some time in the future.

If you are starting a world in 7DTD for the first time, check out the 7 Days to Die Guide for Beginners on Pro Game Guides.

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Hristina Matić
Hristina has been a full-time Staff Writer at Pro Game Guides since October 2023. She has a Master's degree in English Language, Literature and Culture from the University of Belgrade. She's used her love of English to write blogs, anime quizzes, books as well as work as a Content Editor before starting at PGG. She lives for the horror genre and you'll often find her playing Dead by Daylight, Lethal Company, and Phasmophobia. Hristina's comfort games are Outlast, Last of Us, and Until Dawn, which she has played or watched other people play more than 10 times each.

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