Flattus Maximus is the name of a former character and guitarist in the American heavy metal band Gwar. He is known by his red face, white dreadlocks, dinosaur-head shoulder pads and reptile feet. The name "Flattus" implies a flatulent character. His speaking mannerisms suggest a childlike intelligence and naivety. The role of Flattus Maximus has been played by a number of guitarists. Dewey Rowell was the first to take the role. A sculptor nicknamed "Stretch" played Flattus in the scenes to the video "Gor-Gor". Pete Lee played it in This Toilet Earth. Tim Harriss portrayed Flattus during the 1988 Halloween Tour and for the recording of We Kill Everything. Zach Blair took over the role in 1999 for the recording of We Kill Everything and Violence Has Arrived. Cory Smoot took over the role in 2002. Smoot died on November 3, 2011 and the character was officially retired.