He is first seen during the song I've Got a Dream.
Shorty is seen in Corona Castle during Eugene's verse of Life After Happily Ever After. He, along with most of the main thugs, appear to have become Eugene's closest companions outside of Rapunzel and Maximus.
In Fitzherbert P.I., Shorty attends royal guard training (at first believing the trainee line-up to be the line to the restroom) but does not participate in the drills. He later joins Eugene and Cassandra in stopping a thief, which puts Eugene into the Captain's good graces (to an extent). He then becomes Eugene's teaching assistant for the latter's own training class. A running gag is that he appears in places he's not supposed to be at.
In Great Expotations, Cassandra ditches Varian at the last minute, leaving him in need of an assistant for his science presentation. In desperation, Varian chooses Shorty, though the thug's clumsiness leads to Varian's disqualification. When Dr. St. Croix accidentally causes Varian and Fernanda Pizazzo's machines to malfunction, Shorty works with Rapunzel, Eugene, Big Nose, Maximus and Pascal to help Varian and Cassandra save the day.
In One Angry Princess, Shorty helps Rapunzel in proving Attila's innocence just before the latter was shipped off to a remote prison for the crime of vandalism. Shorty explains to the Captain of the Guard that it was not Attila who vandalized Monty's shop, but Milson, who got stuck in the candy store after closing hours, and went berserk after hearing the bell of Monty's door chime—wrecking the shop in the process.
In Pascal's Story, Shorty is loafing around in the castle, giving a motivational speech to a plant as a depressed Pascal walks by. Pascal believes Shorty to be talking to him, and has his spirits lifted as a result.
In Beyond the Corona Walls, he is found in a crate of food on the caravan.
In Goodbye and Goodwill, Shorty is part of one of the festival events.
- It was shown in Max's Enemy that Shorty's mother's name was Oat Bag when Attila read the bag on Axel that said oat bag (which he pronounced Oh-at Bag,) which he thought was Axel's name. Then Shorty cried " Oat bag?! Oat Bag was my mother's name! " (He pronounced it Oh-at Bag.)
- In The Forest of No Return it is revealed that Shorty had an uncle named Murt who was a scary tree.
- In Goodbye and Goodwill, Shorty claims that he was once a Sneeze weasel, after Eugene questions how Shorty knew so much about Sneeze Weasels
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