G. Novotny was a U.S. Marine who is a main character in Medal of Honor: Rising Sun. He is first seen in Day of Infamy, where he serves with Cpl. Joe Griffin and Gunnery Sergeant Jack 'Gunny' Lauton on the USS California during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He is seen as an engineer on deck fighting off enemy planes, and has a gas mask the player can shoot off. On deck, he can be killed or survive.
He is later seen on Guadalcanal, as part of 2nd Squad during a midnight raid on August 7, 1942. His squad, along with Gunny Lauton's squad, rendezvous at the landing zone. Just as Gunny notes it is too quiet, and something isn't right, a flare shoots up and Novotny is killed by a Japanese machine gun. The other men succeed in taking the beach.