- "That golden, freshly brushed hair... That stylish, yet unassuming bod... Why, this is a mighty handsome man! Mercy! My very soul compels me to make a figurine from this picture!"
- — Carlov
Prior to the events of the game, Manny was a homebody who rarely left the house. After catching wind of the Nintendo Gallery, however, he set off to find it.
Link first encounters Manny on a tall island within the bounds of Forest Haven. He asks Link to activate a nearby switch. Link can use a Hyoi Pear to call a seagull, effectively allowing him to control the seagull and make it hit the switch. This opens the door to the Nintendo Gallery. Inside the gallery, Manny can be found in any of the many rooms. He has apparently gained membership into the Nintendo Gallery's club.
Interestingly, if Link shows a pictograph of Manny to Carlov, he seems more excited than usual to sculpt the figurine, even going as far as to refer to him as handsome.