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"Hey! It's the character page for the ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' subseries! You know, it really does have a lot of characters, huh? Max HP is 10, attack is 2, defense is 0."

"...Do you think it's the page itself attacking us, or the spirits of all the characters on it? ...Hmmm..."

Main characters like Mario, Peach, and Bowser can be found on their respective pages [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosMarioBrothers here]], [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosAllies here]], and [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowserAndHisBaddies here]].

'''All spoilers on this page are unmarked'''. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned.
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!''VideoGame/{{Paper Mario|64}}''

[[folder:Mario's Partners]]
[[WMG: Goombario]]
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->''"Hey Mario! I'm Goombario. I'm your biggest fan!"''

Mario's first partner throughout the entire series, Goombario is a small but highly intelligent young lad who knows something about everything. His main ability is his "Tattle" ability, which doesn't do much for you gameplay-wise, but which can provide advice to you and make HP bars for enemies you've used it on visible.
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* AngelFaceDemonFace: In order to signify that he's a "good" Goomba, after years of evil ones, he has more rounded teeth and {{Blush Sticker}}s on his cheeks.
* AscendedFanboy: Of Mario. He's a fan of all of his adventures!
%%* BlushSticker
* ChargedAttack: He gets one on his first level-up.
* DeadpanSnarker: He's not as snarky as [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Goombella]], but he certainly has his moments.
* DiminishingReturnsForBalance: Multibonk.
* EnemyScan: His signature power.
* ExpositionFairy: Well, exposition Goomba, anyway.
* MonsterAllies: He's one of the earlier examples of a friendly Goomba in the series.
* MrExposition: He's basically a walking encyclopedia with GPS.
* UseYourHead: His primary attack is the Headbonk attack.

[[WMG: Kooper]]
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->''"I, Kooper, will follow you to the ends of the Earth!"''

Mario's second partner is Kooper, an adventurous Koopa. He idolizes the famous explorer Kolorado and wants to be just like him. He has the ability to fling his shell and come back like a boomerang--even across mid-air!
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* AscendedFanboy: Of Kolorado at the ending of the game.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: How do you know he's the Koopa who's going to join you? Because he's the one with a blue shell!
* TheGenericGuy: He's pretty much the most normal of Mario's partners.
* HappyDance: His VictoryPose.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The Dark Koopas have the dizzy shell attack before him.
* KillItWithFire: His last attack sets his shell on ''fire'' before attacking. It's one of the few attacks that will put down a Dry Bones permanently.
* NakedPeopleTrappedOutside: This is what befalls him when you first meet him. You have to hunt down his shell from a rampant pack of Fuzzies.
* WingdingEyes: The effect of a successful dizzy shell.

[[WMG: Bombette]]
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->''"See that? You see what I bring to the party Mario?"''

Mario's third partner is a fiery young Bob-Omb named Bombette. After he saves her from imprisonment in the Koopa Bros. Fortress, she pledges to join him on his quest. She can blow things up to destroy rocks and cracked walls, among other things. What we'd like to know, though, is how she's still... Actually, never mind.
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* ActionBomb: Explosive in every which way, and can kick some ass when fully leveled up. Though unlike most examples, she somehow comes back every time she blows up, no worse for wear.
* ActionGirl: Goes in hand with being an ActionBomb.
* LimitBreak: Mega Bomb, which hits all enemies for heavy damage.
* PinkMeansFeminine: She's actually [[VideoGame/SuperMario64 not the first pink Bob-Omb in the series]], but she is the first one identified as female, and she just so happens to be pink.
* StuffBlowingUp: Her specialty.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: In addition to being [[PinkMeansFeminine pink]], she has a blonde braid for a fuse and a heart-shaped key.
* UnwantedHarem: A rare female example! Bombette has several admirers (including a ''really'' persistent DoggedNiceGuy), but isn't interested in any one of them.

[[WMG: Parakarry]]
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->''"Mail call!"''

This harried courier is Mario's 4th party member. He's a Paratroopa who uses his wings to help him deliver mail. He can carry Mario across short gaps, but he's also involved in a lengthy sidequest to nab one of the game's rarer badges.
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* AlmightyJanitor: He can kick ass for someone who's always delivering packages and mail.
* EarlyBirdCameo: In the first game, he delivers Peach's invitation to Mario, well before he actually joins your party in Chapter 2.
* FlyingPostman: He's a mailman that flies mail across the land.
* TheKlutz: He has a habit of loosing mail whenever he tries to make a delivery.
* LetsGetDangerous: According to Goombario, despite his personality, he is downright intimidating in battle.
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo:
** Appears in the prologue of ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' to deliver the Magical Map to Mario.
** In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar'', a letter from Parakarry can be found within [[JungleJapes World 5-1]]'s junkyard. All of this, in addition to his Catch Card in ''Super Paper Mario'', makes him the only character who debuted in the first game to at least be mentioned in the whole series.

[[WMG: Lady Bow]]
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->''"I swear on my own grave! Mario's innocent!"''

Mario's 5th party member is a member of the [[{{Ojou}} Boo gentry]] and is... ''just'' a little bit on the {{Tsundere}} side. She likes to smack people around with her fan. She can also make Mario briefly invisible... and intangible. Useful for avoiding enemy attacks!
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%%* ActionGirl
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Her Smack and Fan Smack attacks do little damage per hit but strike multiple times.
%%* DemonHead
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She kidnaps the Star Spirit from Tubba Blubba in order to have Mario help stop the Boo-munching fiend.
* NoblewomansLaugh: We never get to hear it, but the way she puts her fan by her head definitely suggests she ''has'' one. Then eventually, we get to hear it in the second game: "'''''GWAH HEE HAH!'''''"
* PaperFanOfDoom: It can even make people dizzy!
* PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo: Appears in Poshley Heights in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' after you beat the game.
* RichBitch: Don't worry -- she's not all bad.
* SpoiledSweet: She may have her rough edges, but she's all around pretty nice.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Her [[MeaningfulName bows]], obviously. When Tattling one of the NPC Boos in Gusty Gulch, Goombario will complain that he can't tell the males and females apart and wish that they all wore bows like she does to make it easy.
%%* {{Tsundere}}:
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She kidnaps the Star Spirit and holds it hostage until Mario deals with Tubba Blubba.

[[WMG: Watt]]
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->''"You're super great! You're the greatest great guy! I think you're the best!"''

Mario's 6th party member is also his youngest. Mario rescues her from imprisonment in the Big Lantern Ghost's lantern in Shy Guy's Toy Box. She's a Sparky (specifically, the daughter of the original Li'l Sparky) and can light up, showing Mario hidden things. She ''also'' has the ability to attack people [[ArmorPiercingAttack ''through'' their defense]], making her incredibly useful in battle. [[ArmorPiercingSlap Armor Piercing Zap]]?
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* AmbiguousGender: The game refers to her both as male ''and'' female. [[WordOfGod Nintendo confirmed she's female.]]
* ArmorPiercingAttack: Makes her quite useful against defensive enemies, especially BonusBoss Kent C. Koopa and Bowser.
* BadassAdorable: Very, ''very'' adorable coupled with very, ''very'' badass.
* LittleMissBadass: Young as she is, she's capable in a fight and immune to electric damage.
* ShockAndAwe: All of her moves are electricity-related.
* StandardStatusEffects: She can paralyze enemies with Power Shock (one enemy) and Mega Shock (multiple enemies).
* StatusBuff: Turbo Charge boosts Mario's Attack.

[[WMG: Sushie]]
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->''"Hmmm. Well, I've never heard of you before. You must be from far away or something."''

Mario's 7th party member swings it right back around in terms of age--Sushie the Cheep-Cheep is getting up there, but she's still got it! She can swim, and helps ferry Mario across water. Her water-type attacks are also pretty useful when fiery baddies come a-knockin'.
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* BarrierWarrior: Water Block, which raises defense by 1 and increases with a fire Attack.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: You pick her up right before the fire dungeon. ''[[SuspiciousVideoGameGenerosity Hmmm.]]''
* KillItWithWater: One of her primary methods of attack.
* MakingASplash: All of her attack except for Belly Flop involve water.
* NeverMessWithGranny: Literally a grandma--her daughter is having kids.
* PowerupMount: She can give you rides across bodies of water.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She looks like a young Cheep-Cheep, but is actually a grandma.
* TeamMom: She has aspects of this. Especially for the Yoshies she works for.

[[WMG: Lakilester]]
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->''"World peace? Isn't that a bit melodramatic? But still, I gotta admit that there's a certainly manly charm to having such a noble purpose."''

Mario's final party member is a Lakitu--and he prefers to go by Spike. He starts out as a member of Bowser's cronies, but joins Mario so that he can shape up for his girlfriend, Lakilulu. He can carry Mario across hazardous surfaces--and it also happens to be faster than walking speed.
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* BlowYouAway: He can blow enemies away with Hurricane.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Mario must defeat him in battle before [[DefeatMeansPlayable he joins]].
* EmbarrassingFirstName: No wonder he wants to be called Spike.
* GoodFeelsGood: He decides that this is the case after helping you destroy the Puff-Puff machine, firmly cementing his HeelFaceTurn.
* HeelFaceTurn: Upon his defeat, he will join Mario's party.
* HyperspaceArsenal: He has a seemingly endless supply of Spiny Eggs to chuck.
%%* JiveTurkey:
* StatusBuff: Cloud Nine boosts Mario's evasion.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Huff N. Puff will notice Lakilester even if he isn't out in the open.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Villains]]

[[WMG: Kammy Koopa]]
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->''"Congratulations on your victory, Your Viciousness! That's why you're the king!"''

An elderly female Magikoopa adorned in purple robes, Kammy Koopa is one of Bowser's top henchmen, seemingly on par with Kamek. Despite showing signs of senility, she is an adept magic user and strategist, at one point being described as "the brains behind Bowser".
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* AlliterativeName: '''K'''ammy '''K'''oopa.
* BuffySpeak: When bombarding Bowser with compliments, she tends to just take a random word and stick "-ness" to the end of it.
%%* BumblingSidekick
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: She's conspicuously absent in ''Super Paper Mario'', possibly because it would've been too hard to insert her into the story due to Bowser being one of the main protagonists. ''Sticker Star'' (which has Kamek) has no excuse.
%%* CloudCuckooLander: In ''The Thousand-Year Door''.
* CoolShades: She foregoes the usual ScaryShinyGlasses worn by Magikoopas in favor of pink, triangular shades.
* DistaffCounterpart: To Kamek.
* TheDragon: To Bowser in the first two games.
* DualBoss: With Bowser in ''The Thousand-Year Door''.
* FlyingBroomstick: A fancy one that looks and sounds like the "putt-putt-putt-putt" sounds TheAllegedCar often makes.
* ForegoneVictory: It's impossible to lose against her during the final battle in ''Paper Mario''.
* GadgeteerGenius: She apparently built the platform Bowser uses to power himself up in the final battle in ''Paper Mario''.
* GeometricMagic: Much like the other Magikoopas
* KingMook: Or rather, Queen Mook.
* MakeMyMonsterGrow: Does this to Bowser in a cutscene in the first game and as a battle option in the second.
%%* TheRedMage: In ''The Thousand Year-Door''.
* RememberTheNewGuy: She just shows up in ''Paper Mario'' with little explanation.
%%* RobeAndWizardHat
* ShockAndAwe: Demonstrated ''once'' in ''Paper Mario'', when she forcibly strips Peach of her disguise using magical lightning.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only explicitly female Magikoopa up until the introduction of Kamella in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy''.
* SquishyWizard: To ludicrous extremes in ''Paper Mario'', where she has only ten HP, and only uses one attack over and over again. It's not ''nearly'' the case in the second game, however.
* SycophanticServant: No matter how much Bowser tells her off, she still worships the ground he walks on. In the second game, Goombella wonders (via a tattle on Kammy) whether Kammy has more difficulty dealing with Bowser, or vice-versa.
* TheUnfought: In the first game, Mario never fights her. She is however the enemy in a ScriptedBattle fought by Twink. Averted in the second game, wherein she fights alongside Bowser near the end of the final chapter.
* VillainsOutShopping: The Koopa Troop are pretty outgoing in general, but she stands out because of her attempts to organize picnics in peaceful meadows, and she enjoys watching Glitz Pit fights and snacking on Glitzville cuisine.
%%* WickedWitch

[[WMG: Koopa Bros.]]
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->''"HI-YAAA! Here come the Koopa Bros!! Uh-huh! Oh yeah! We're the coolest of cool!"''

A quartet of masked Koopas that rely on teamwork to defeat their opponents. They start as the first major boss as the game, but return later for revenge... but are promptly defeated by a deranged Jr. Troopa. [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles They look familiar]]...
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* BaitAndSwitchBoss: Their reappearance in Bowser's Castle, where they are tossed aside by Jr. Troopa with little effort.
* ColorCodedCharacters: Their main distinguishing characteristics are the colors of their shells and masks.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: How they attack. They spin around in circles rapidly, then launch themselves at Mario.
* {{Expy}}: They're obviously parodies of the Ninja Turtles.
* FamilyThemeNaming: The German translation names each one after the Italian name of a [[EdibleThemeNaming fruit or vegetable]] that relates to their [[ColourfulThemeNaming color]].
* KingMook: Of Koopa Troopas, though by themselves they're barely any stronger than regular Koopas.
* MusicalNod:
** The fake Bowser battle theme is a remix of Bowser's battle theme from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''.
** The Koopa Bros. themselves get a remix of the Hammer Bros. theme, also from ''Super Mario Bros. 3''.
* PaperThinDisguise: Their Toad disguises and their Bowser costume.
* SequentialBoss: You have to take out their unconvincing Bowser costume before engaging the Koopas themselves.
* ShoutOut: To the Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, obviously.
%%* SurferDude
* TotallyRadical: They speak like this.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: It's mentioned that, growing up, they were a fairly normal and nice group of brothers until Bowser started paying attention to them and giving them things.

[[WMG: Tutankoopa]]
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->''"You shouldn't mess with Tutankoopa, a faithful follower of King Bowser! Ooops... I mean... You shall regret this!"''

A pharaoh Koopa that seems to have magical powers and control over several pet Chain Chomps. Hides in a hidden pyramid and tries to be intimidating, and when beaten, his Chomps turn on him.
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* BlackMage: Attacks Mario with an inexplicable spell or two.
* BossRemix: Of the Dry Dry Ruins theme.
* ExitPursuedByABear: Chased off by his own Chomp after he loses.
* FlunkyBoss: Calls his Chain Chomps out several times when fought.
* KingMook: Another Koopa boss.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** He ends up getting chased out of the ruins altogether by his own Chain Chomp on his defeat.
** In the actual boss fight, he has an attack where he magically summons a giant Chomp and drops it on the ground causing debris to fall onto Mario and his partner, but occasionally, the attack will backfire causing the debris to fall on him, damaging him and leaving him vulnerable for a couple of turns.
* NephariousPharaoh: He is the boss of Dry Dry Ruins. He attempts to frighten Mario away, even calling himself the "remorseless king of the desert" in his first warning.
* ShoutOut: To King Tut.

[[WMG: The "Invincible" Tubba Blubba]]
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->''"I smell delicious ghosts! Open the dooooooor!"''

A giant Clubba (although one with no weapon) that eats Boos for snacks. Bowser made him unbeatable by removing his sentient heart, but once Tubba Blubba is reunited with it, he becomes a complete pushover.
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* BeatStillMyHeart: You have to fight his heart that's been separated from him in order to beat him.
* BossRemix: Of his leitmotif along with the music in his castle.
* ChargedAttack: His heart has one which does 12 damage on the second turn if it connects. It can be dodged with Bow's Outta Sight move.
* EmptyShell: The heart is the "real" Tubba Blubba. His "invincible" body is just a shell that he controls from beneath the windmill.
* ExtremeOmnivore: To the point where he somehow ''devours ghosts.''
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The patch on his chest foreshadows that his heart is missing.
* FreudianExcuse: The Boos ''loved'' to scare the crap out of him when he was a weakling. Didn't turn out well for them.
* GentleGiant: This is what he claims to be after freeing all the Boos he ate.
* GlassCannon: He has respectable attack power for an early game boss and is strong enough to make the suspended corridors of his castle crumble by jumping, but without his invincibility, his measly 10 HP completely screws him over.
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: Shows up in his {{leitmotif}} and to a lesser extent, his battle theme. Fitting, given the true nature of his invincibility.
* HopelessBossFight: Getting into a battle with him while he's still invincible results in this.
* ImprobablePowerDiscrepancy: His heart somehow has five times as many HitPoints as he does.
* KingMook: Of the Clubbas, though he himself does not wield a club.
* {{Manchild}}: He's a big crybaby, which is why he begged Bowser to make him invincible in the first place.
* NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: He's completely immune to damage... at least until his heart and body are reunited.
* SpikesOfVillainy: He has spikes on his shell, not unlike Bowser.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Once he loses his invincibility, he's a joke. He only has 10 HitPoints, so he can be easily taken down in a ''single turn''.

[[WMG: General Guy]]
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->''"Prepare to fight me, sir! TASTE DEFEAT! CHARGE!!"''

A white-cloaked Shy Guy and the leader of an army of bumbling Shy Guys. While not much of a fighter himself, General Guy drives a large tank that delivers a powerful punch.
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* AFatherToHisMen: Oddly enough, he seems to be this.
* FlunkyBoss: Summons his army during the fight.
%%* FourStarBadass
* KingMook: Given that the entire fourth chapter is centered around Shy Guys, it's unsurprising that a Shy Guy is the chapter's boss.
* MadBomber: His standard attack.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Not the general himself, but the instant his army sees Mario, they flee in terror, indeed screaming loudly.
* ShockAndAwe: His tank's lightbulb shoots bolts of electricity at you.
* TankGoodness: Yes, really, he drives a freaking tank. And you have to fight it.

[[WMG: Lava Piranha]]
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->''"WE MAKE THINGS HOT FOR YOU!"''

A mutant Piranha Plant that is magically transformed into a multi-limbed, flaming monster. Lives in a raging volcano on an island of Yoshis.
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* ClippedWingAngel: When he revives himself [[IncendiaryExponent set on fire]], the second phase of the battle begins... and can be easily {{curbstomp|Battle}}ed by using an Ice Power Multibounce, a Snowman Doll, or Tidal Wave.
* CognizantLimbs: The Lava Buds.
* HulkSpeak: ''"YOU NO TAKE STAR."''
* KingMook: Of the Piranha Plants.
* ManEatingPlant: Obviously, being a Piranha Plant.
* PlayingWithFire: It attacks by {{breath|Weapon}}ing fire.
* RecurringElement: He's pretty much the Naval Piranha from ''Yoshi's Island'', IN LAVA!
%%* YouNoTakeCandle

[[WMG: Huff N. Puff]]
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->''"You asked for it...Now you'll witness the full power of my storm!"''

A giant Ruff Puff that is terrorizing Flower Fields.
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* AsteroidsMonster: Attacking him causes him to break down into Tuff Puffs. Killing them quickly is a good idea since not only can they attack, if you ''don't'' kill them, Huff N. Puff will inhale them and heal off the damage.
* BlowYouAway: Like miniboss Buzzar, he can do this to you.
* FlunkyBoss: Has hench-clouds fight with him.
* ForTheEvulz: Though he's obviously guarding the Star Spirit on Bowser's orders, he doesn't seem to have any motive for covering Flower Fields in clouds and causing its residents to wilt other than simply being a dick.
* GadgeteerGenius: He built the Puff Puff Machine to mass-produce clouds, after all.
* KingMook: Of the Ruff Puffs.
* ShockAndAwe: His special charged attack.

[[WMG: Crystal King]]
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->''"First I shall defeat you, and then I will present to King Bowser an iced Mario gift!"''

An invisible creature that is only seen due to the clothing he wears. Resides at a palace of ice and likes to make copies of himself when fighting.
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* AnIcePerson: Most of his attacks are ice-related.
* BossRemix: Of the Crystal Palace theme.
* DoppelgangerAttack: He has the ability to create illusory copies of himself.
* FlunkyBoss: Summons three Crystal Bits occasionally. He can spit them at you for damage or heal himself with them.
* InvisibleAnatomy: His body appears to be almost entirely invisible.
* HumanPopsicle: Plans to serve Mario to Bowser as one of these.
* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: He's the only chapter boss who ''isn't'' a KingMook.
* YellowEyesOfSneakiness: His eyes are entirely yellow, and they're the only parts of his body that are visible at all.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bosses]]

[[WMG: Jr. Troopa]]
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->''"Don't think you've won, Mario! I swear to you, I'm gonna beat you SO bad next time!"''

A young Koopa that still wears his eggshell. He fancies himself a bully, but is easily beaten at the start of the game. He returns with a vengeance multiple times at various points in the game.
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* BaitAndSwitchBoss: Switched with the Koopa Bros.
%%* BrattyHalfPint
%%* TheBully
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: You can invoke this on him during the second fight against him by answering "no" when he asks if Mario remembers their first fight.
* ButtMonkey: So much that by the time you defeat him near Shiver City, he's encased in a block of ice by the time you come back around.
* TheCameo: In the e-mail that the real Zip Toad sends in ''The Thousand-Year Door'' you he can be seen out the in the background out of the train window in the sky in his winged form in the image that's shown at the end of the message.
* CurbstompBattle: Defeats the Koopa Bros. with absolutely no effort towards the end of the game.
* {{Determinator}}: Swims all the way to Lavalava Island ''and all the way back'', and somehow makes it all the way to the top of Bowser's OminousFloatingCastle at roughly the same time as Mario to knock out the Koopa Bros. to put up yet another fight against Mario. Jr. Troopa's swimming trips are played with when he fights Mario in the port. His HP gets cut in half due to making two ''long'' swimming trips, which eats at his stamina.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Wants to beat the crap out of Mario just because he set foot in his "playground" without his permission.
* EggshellClothing: Wears a cracked eggshell around his body.
* {{Flight}}: Gains the ability to sprout wings and fly from his third encounter onward.
* ForegoneVictory: The first fight with him is impossible to lose, no matter what.
* ForgotAboutHisPowers: After losing the fight in the port, he remembers that he has wings and could have flown to the island and back, thus avoiding half of his HP getting drained at the start of the fight.
* GoldfishPoopGang: Shows up numerous times over the course of the game and remains a ButtMonkey throughout, though he does manage to utterly destroy the Koopa Bros. in his final appearance.
* HumanPopsicle: Shortly after his fight in Shiver Snowfield, he becomes encased in ice. [[UnexplainedRecovery He gets better]].
* InstantRunes: In the fifth and final battles with him, he can use the same circle-square-triangle magic projectiles that the Magikoopas use.
* LoneWolfBoss: Although he is a Koopa, he's not affiliated with Bowser. His beef with Mario is entirely personal.
* MagicWand: He uses one in his fifth and sixth battles.
* MediumAwareness: After his swimming trips, he takes notice that half his HP has dropped from the swim.
* MindScrew: His final appearance boggles the mind of the last Bowser Door.
* RecurringBoss: Fought six times.
* TheRival: He is the game's secondary antagonist for all intents and purposes; not very plot-relevant but still a common obstacle.
* ShockAndAwe: He gains a lightning strike attack in his final battle.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: After some of his fights, he'll just lie there, beaten and unable to do anything. You can then proceed to jump on him, hit him with your hammer, or even ''bomb'' him as many times as you want.
* WarmupBoss: At first... but he later gets much, MUCH tougher.
%%* WeWillMeetAgain

[[WMG: The Master]]
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The head of the dojo in Toad Town. A seemingly frail old Toad who is far stronger than he looks.
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* BonusBoss: All of his fights are optional.
* CosmeticAward: The awards he gives for beating him serve no in-game purpose. He doesn't give you any [[ExperiencePoints Star Points]] either.
* GoldenSuperMode: He turns gold for his second and third battles. The third one adds a flaming aura.
* HandicappedBadass: He states that "[his] health is rather delicate," which is evident from his frequent coughing. This does not hinder him at all.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: In the first two fights, he's holding back on purpose. In the third and final battle, he uses his full potential.
* OldMaster: He may be an old man with a breathing problem, but he isn't called "TheMaster" for nothing.
* RecurringElement: His role is very similar to that of Jinx from ''Characters/SuperMarioRPG'', being the BonusBoss master of a dojo. He even has the same number of fights.
* RuleOfThree: Mario must fight him three times in order to truly surpass him.
* VerbalTic: He tends to cough while talking.

[[WMG: Buzzar]]
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A large buzzard who lives on Mt. Rugged. He saw Mario on Bowser's WantedPoster, but when he encounters him, he isn't quite sure that it's him, so he asks him personally. [[DialogueTree Mario's answer]] determines whether or not he has to fight this large bird.
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* AmbiguousGender: Buzzar is referred to with male pronouns for the most part, but if Tattled, Goombario will note that he was hatching eggs and speculate that he may actually be female.
* BlowYouAway: He can create wind by flapping his wings, which hurts both Mario and his partner.
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If Mario's electrified, Buzzar will replace his grab and drop attack with a high swoop that deals the same amount of damage to him.
* FeatherFlechettes: One of his attacks is to launch feathers at Mario.
* ALizardNamedLiz: He's just one "d" away from being ADogNamedDog.
* SkippableBoss: While Buzzar is smart enough to know Mario is lying if he claims that he's Princess Peach, claiming that Mario is Luigi will result in Buzzar leaving him alone instead of fighting him. He will continue to confront Mario every time he crosses the bridge, but as long as the player keeps saying "Luigi," Mario will never have to fight him.

[[WMG: Anti Guy]]
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A black Shy Guy who guards a treasure chest in Shy Guy's Toy Box. He doesn't look like much, but he's actually quite powerful.
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* BonusBoss: Fighting him is completely optional. You can even get around fighting him for his Power Plus badge by simply giving him Lemon Candy, though you miss out on [[ExperiencePoints Star Points]] if you do this.
* DarkIsEvil: Wears an ominous gray mask to go along with its black robe. His attacks according to Goombario's Tattle are "so intense that he's also called Deadly Guy".
* KingMook: Of Shy Guys, obviously. He even has the exact same attacks as a normal Shy Guy, just ''much'' more powerful.
* LightningBruiser: Anti Guy has much higher stats compared to other Shy Guys. He can take a beating with a whopping 50 HP and deals a ton of damage.
* PaletteSwap: He looks exactly like a regular Shy Guy, just with a black color scheme.
* SweetTooth: He has a thing for Lemon Candy.
* WolfpackBoss: Failing the second Bowser door's quiz results in a boss fight with ''three'' Anti Guys.

[[WMG: Big Lantern Ghost]]
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->''"I hate the light... So... I'll take you with me... ...to the deep dark..."''

A boss fought in Shy Guy's Toy Box. He trapped Watt inside his lantern; defeating the Big Lantern Ghost allows Mario to free her.
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* BedsheetGhost: Like the rest of his species, he more closely resembles a creature with a green sheet over his head than an actual ghost.
%%* DarkIsEvil
* KingMook: Of Lantern Ghosts, an enemy introduced in ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'', though the {{mooks}} themselves make no appearance in this game.
* PointlessBandAid: He wears an X-shaped one on his forehead.
* VillainExitStageLeft: He runs away when defeated.
* WeakenedByTheLight: He hates bright light. Attacking the lantern is necessary to make the room brighter; if the Big Lantern Ghost is shrouded in darkness, he can't be targeted.

[[WMG: Kent C. Koopa]]
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->''"Good doing business with you! Oh, the jingle of coins is so very beautiful."''

A large Koopa Troopa who, after Chapter 5's completion, shows up on Pleasant Path and starts demanding 100-coin tolls from anyone who wishes to pass.
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* BonusBoss: Fighting him is entirely optional. There is no need to pay his toll either, since Koopa Village can be easily accessed via [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer Toad Town Tunnels]] by that point. Kolorado, however, doesn't seem to realize this and remains in Toad Town until Kent is defeated.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Acts quite polite, even when demanding tolls from anyone and swindling coins from them.
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
* KingMook: Of the Koopas, obviously.
* SpeciesSurname: Koopa.

[[WMG: Monstar]]
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->''"Tuuuuurn back. Coooome no farther. Tuuuurn away, or I'll eat you!"''

A monster encountered in Shiver Snowfield. It looks powerful, but it's actually a complete joke. Turns out Monstar is just a bunch of Star Kids in disguise who were trying to scare off intruders and didn't know that Mario was a good guy.
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* FakeSpecialAttack: Its only attack resembles Star Storm, but with more flashy effects. It does 1 damage.
* NoSell: Being made of stars, star-based attacks, such as Skolar's Star Storm and the Shooting Star, have no effect on it.
* ScarecrowSolution: The Star Kids wanted to keep potential threats out of Starborn Valley, so they pretended to be a monster to scare them away.
* ZeroEffortBoss: Monstar is weak enough to be a Chapter 1 boss; it certainly isn't powerful enough to be threatening in Chapter 7. Even more so if the Defend Plus badge is equipped, in which case Monstar cannot damage Mario at all.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]

[[WMG: The Star Spirits]]
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->''"In order to take the Star Rod back from Bowser... and save Princess Peach... we need your help.."''

The Star Spirits made their debut in ''Paper Mario''. They first were held captive by Bowser's followers after Bowser and Kammy stole the Star Rod and turned them into [[StarShapedCoupon cards]]. They return in ''VideoGame/MarioParty 5'' as the guardians of the Dream Depot.
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* ArmorPiercingAttack: Skolar's ability, Star Storm, deals 7 points of damage regardless of defense.
* BalefulPolymorph: Kalmar's ability, Up & Away, turns enemies into stars that fly... well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin up & away.]]
%%* TheBigGuy: Muskular
* BookWorm: Klevar, who always reads books and carries a book under one arm.
%%* TheChick: Both Mamar and Misstar fit this trope.
%%* ColourCodedForYourConvenience
* HerdHittingAttack: Star Storm does 7 damage to all enemies.
* IntimateHealing: Misstar's ability, Smooch, restores 20 HP.
%%* TheLancer: Kalmar
%%* TheLeader: Eldstar
* NoMouth: Their ''Mario Party 5'' [[http://www.mariowiki.com/File:StarSpirits.jpg incarnations]] lack visible mouths.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Skolar wears large, shiny, light-blue glasses that obscure his eyes.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Misstar and Muskular respectively.
* PinkMeansFeminine: Mamar wears a pink bow. Misstar's entire body is pink.
* RuleOfSeven: They are the second group of seven {{Star Shaped Coupon}}s to appear in a ''Mario'' RPG, the first being the seven Star Pieces from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''.
* TheSmartGuy: Skolar and Klevar are this. The former always studies while the latter reads books.
%%* SmoochOfVictory: Misstar
* StandardStatusEffects: Mamar can put enemies to sleep with Lullaby.
* StarPower: Unsurprisingly, much of their power revolves around stars.
* StarShapedCoupon: Mario has to rescue all of them in order to counter the Star Rod.
* SummonMagic: Once rescued, they can be called into battle to assist Mario with their special moves.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: Star Beam, which is acquired by rescuing every Star Spirit. It's the only thing that can dispel Bowser's Star Rod-induced invincibility.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Mamar and Misstar both have lipstick and ribbons.
* ThemeNaming: All of them have {{Punny Name}}s involving the word "star."
* TimeStandsStill: Implied by Klevar's ability, Time Out, which immobilizes enemies.

[[WMG: Twink]]
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A tiny star who's only just ascended to Star Haven. When Peach wishes for Mario's safety, he comes down to help her, and becomes her "partner" for the rest of the game.
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%%* HeKnowsAboutTimedHits
* SpeakingSimlish: While everyone else in the game has some form of Simlish-speak, Twink's is unusual because it sounds like jingly bells.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: None of the Koopa Troop ever seem to notice Twink until he starts up and flying right in Bowser's face. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy But then, given everything else...]]

[[WMG: Professor Kolorado]]
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->''"By the Stars, I'll risk my life for that treasure!"''

An adventurer, explorer and treasure hunter. He's Kooper's role-model and spends much of his time looking for some new artifacts.
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* AdventurerArchaeologist: Described by Goombario to be a professor of archaeology as well as an explorer.
* AttackAttackRetreatRetreat: Hey, at least he ''tries'' to do some damage to Lava Piranha...
* DisappearedDad: In ''The Thousand Year Door'', you find his father's bones in Hooktail Castle.
* LovableCoward: It's really hard to get mad at the guy.
%%* RedundantResearcher
[[/folder]]

!''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''

[[folder:Mario's Partners]]

[[WMG:As a whole]]
* BadassCrew: All of Mario's partners are capable of beating the snot out of the foes they face throughout the game.
* CharacterDevelopment: All of them receive mild to moderate development as the game progresses.
* {{Deadpan Snarker}}s: All of them have their moments, but [[AdventurerArchaeologist Goombella]] takes the cake in snarkiness.
* MultinationalTeam: All of them represent a particular region within the Mushroom Kingdom, with them being all different species to boot.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The party consists of: a [[DeadpanSnarker Goomba]] [[AdventurerArchaeologist Archaeology Student]]; a [[{{Adorkable}} Diffident]] [[DanceBattler Breakdancing Koopa]]; a [[BlowYouAway Wind Spirit]] [[LargeHam Actress]]; a [[BadassAdorable Newborn]] [[BoisterousBruiser Yoshi]]; a LivingShadow [[ShesAManInJapan Girl]]; a [[BadassGrandpa Salty]] [[ActionBomb Bob-Omb]] [[FatherNeptune Sailor]]; and [[OptionalPartyMember maybe]] a [[ClassyCatBurglar Classy Little Mouser]] [[VideoGameStealing Thief]].
* {{Recurring Element}}s: All of them bear similarities to the first game's partners, either by being the same species, having similar abilities, or both. [[LargeHam Madame Flurrie]] is the exception, whom even then shares her hairstyle with [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3 Ludwig von Koopa]].
%%* TrueCompanions

[[WMG:Goombella]]
-->''"Never, ever give up! That's the most important thing I've learned from you, Mario."''
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Like in the first game, Mario's first partner is an intellectual Goomba who provides information about the world (and enemies). This time around, it's a college-aged gal named Goombella. Although she sounds like a bit of a ValleyGirl, she's sharp as a tack.
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* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: She seems ready to do this in the closing words of her mail to Mario in the epilogue, but chooses to keep it to herself.
* ActionGirl: Even without Mario's help, she's always up for adventure!
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Student one at least.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: She does this for some character descriptions, sometimes apologizing for doing so.
* TheCameo: In VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar, a memo from Goombella can be found within [[JungleJapes World 5-1's junkyard.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Somewhat, she really doesn't like Ms. Mowz's constant flirting with Mario. She seems to get on fine with Flurrie and Vivian, though.
* CuteLittleFangs: All Goombas have fangs (except for the ones living in the Mushroom Kingdom's Goomba Village), but unlike others of her species, she only has [[FashionableAsymmetry one]], and it's smaller than usual. Thus, cute and little.
* DeadpanSnarker: To set herself apart from Goombario.
* DiminishingReturnsForBalance: Multibonk again.
* DistaffCounterpart: Ability-wise, she's a female version of Goombario.
* EnemyScan: Her Tattle ability, like Goombario. All scans are recorded in her Tattle Log.
* EpilogueLetter: Writes an email to Mario about what everyone's up to.
* ExtraTurn: One of her moves gives Mario an extra turn at the cost of 4 FP.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: She has a book called the Tattle Log that has information on ''everything'' you can possibly encounter... except one. She finds an entry with a picture that matches, but it's a little short on info...
* {{Ladyella}}: Goomb''ella''.
* TomboyishPonytail: As befits the ActionGirl that she is.
* UseYourHead: She actually has a [[WeaponizedHeadgear helmet]], unlike Goombario.
* ValleyGirl: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. She is like this in speech patterns, but not in mentality.

[[WMG: Koops]]
-->''"Listen Mario! Traveling with you [[CharacterDevelopment has taught me bravery]]... [[{{Determinator}} I will fight to the end]]!"''
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Mario's second partner is a Koopa once again, this time wearing a hoodie. Koops, however, is a diffident and awkward fellow who's unsure on his feet. He joins Mario in order to help save his father, but stays around so that he can become stronger for his girlfriend, [[{{Tsundere}} Koopie Koo]].
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* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Has shades of this in the beginning, with his father missing, and most of Petalburg considering him to be a crybaby of sorts. Koopie Koo even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this if you speak to her in a certain portion of the game.
* {{Adorkable}}: A shy, awkward, koopa with confidence issues, whom often fumbles on his words in front of [[ClassyCatBurglar Ms. Mowz]]? He definitely qualifies.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: His Shell Slam attack completely nullifies enemy defenses.
* BarrierWarrior: His [[DeflectorShields Shell Shield]] ability is an odd example of this, due to the shield itself being a completely visible koopa shell. Despite this however, in terms of offensive capabilities, he's still on par with the other party members.
%%* CannotTalkToWomen
* ChargedAttack: It does no extra damage, it just helps in puzzles.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Goes in hand with his ParentalAbandonment. He's not an orphan anymore, once Hooktail vomits his dad; thus making this an unintentional case of OrphansOrdeal.
* CowardlyLion: He starts out as a coward, but will gladly take on a multitude of enemies and everything else to come.
* CowardlySidekick: To Mario.
* CripplingOverspecialization: He has great single-hit damage, but is almost useless against flying enemies, since all of his attacks are ground-based.
* DanceBattler: Not exactly fighting, but his hidden stylish moves consist of [[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning breakdance spins and handstands]].
* TheFifties: Speech patterns including [[VerbalTic Gee Whiz and Golly]]? Check. The only thing he's missing is the mentality of a fifties kid/teen.
* GrewASpine: Throughout the game, he tries to be more self-assertive.
* InTheHood: One should wonder ''how'' he's even able to [[FridgeLogic put it on]] in the first place.
* ParentalAbandonment: His mom and dad are both missing, and lives alone in Petalburg. Thankfully, the DisappearedDad portion of this trope becomes [[AvertedTrope averted when Hooktail vomits his (still alive) father, after her defeat. His mom is never mentioned in game however, and remains missing throughout.]]
%%* PointlessBandAid
* RecurringElement: He's similar to Kooper; sharing the same two initial attacks in battle and have almost the exact same field move but Koops has a vastly different personality.
* ShrinkingViolet: He's first introduced as this, but [[CharacterDevelopment eventually becomes a]] SociallyAwkwardHero and {{Determinator}}.
* SpeechImpediment: Has a mild [[VerbalTic stutter]] at first, but gradually fades as the game progresses. He still frequently uses "[[VerbalTic um]]" when speaking however.
* StoneWall: Unlike the other party members he has one extra defense point by default; but has the lowest [[HitPoints HP]] out of them.
* TurtlePower: Excellent against ground enemies.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Stomp and earthquake attacks knock him on his back like any other koopa, eliminating his defense and rendering him unable to battle for a while. Amusingly, [[ExploitedTrope you can use this to your advantage]] when facing the Shadow Sirens in the Palace of Shadow, where Doopliss can copy him AND inherit the weakness as well.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: All of his abilities involve his shell in some form, and all but one involves plowing it into enemies.
* YourCheatingHeart: It never amounts to anything, really, but he's quite jealous of [[ChickMagnet Mario]] getting all of [[ClassyCatBurglar Ms. Mowz's]] attention whenever they cross paths.
* YouKilledMyFather: Towards Hooktail.

[[WMG: Madame Flurrie]]
-->''"Here we go, darling! Time to shine!"''
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Mario's third partner, a wind spirit of a kind not seen before or since in the series (though she might actually be a modified Puff). She's a former star who decided to quit early for the sake of her health. She lives peacefully in the Boggly Woods until joining Mario to help the Punis. She can blow things away with her powerful wind-breath.
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* BlowYouAway: Her field ability; plus, her Gale Force blows enemies out of the battle when it works.
* GagLips: Not a very noticeable example, though it does add to the obvious fact that she uses lots of makeup.
* {{Gainaxing}}: Her breasts have their own ''sound effect'', the game even acknowledges her bustiness during her introduction:
---> ''"She [Flurrie] can also do a Body Slam in battle, squashing enemies with her... stage presence."''
%% * LargeHam
* LifeDrain: Her [[KissOfDeath Lip Lock]] ability.
* NotCompletelyUseless: Her Gale Force ability is [[UselessUsefulSpell generally overlooked]], but it's surprisingly good against Cortez.
%% * ProperLady
* SmoochOfVictory: She tries to give one to Mario. He's... not very receptive.
* SpoonyBard: Her attacks are less powerful than those of other partners, and she has few advantages apart from hitting enemies at the top of the battlefield, which is later replaced by Vivian. The only thing she becomes good for is being a StoneWall, due to her higher HP and her LifeDrain ability.
* StatusBuff: Dodgy Fog.
* StoneWall: When used properly, she can be a very good tank.
* SuperBreath: Her field ability.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet: Apparently, she used to, erm, have less stage presence. Nevertheless, she remains popular, and even returns to the stage at the end.

[[WMG: Yoshi]]
-->''"Lemme at 'em! Yeah! Bring it! You ready for a beating?"''
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Mario first meets this baby Yoshi in the [[InevitableTournament Glitz Pit,]] where he hatches from a strange egg. "Yoshi" isn't his real name, though -- his name is whatever the player decides to name him. He can carry Mario across gaps, functionally equivalent to Parakarry's ability, and Mario moves much more quickly while riding him.
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* BadassAdorable: For someone fresh out of the egg, he can hold his own in a fight.
* BoisterousBruiser: Again, for someone just born, he's strong in a fight.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: He was basically taken from his parents, just to be used as a hot dog condiment.
* CuteBruiser: Friggin' adorable even by Yoshi standards, but being hatched in the Glitz Pit seems to have rubbed off on him. He even becomes a solo fighter after the events of the game.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: His attacks do 1 point of damage several times over. Except for his Gulp attack, which does the opposite by [[ArmorPiercingAttack ignoring armor]].
* EasterEgg: The official art always shows a green Yoshi baby, but he comes in [[http://www.mariowiki.com/images/7/76/Yoshi_kids.PNG seven different colors]] in-game! However, getting a specific color requires getting from the point where you save him from the hotdog vendor to when you run away from the Iron Clefts in a certain amount of time (or waiting a long time for the timer to reset).
* EggMcGuffin: How Mario first meets him.
* HelloInsertNameHere: Yoshi is the only character in the Paper Mario series that can be named by the player. Justified in that he had no name prior to meeting Mario.
* HugeRiderTinyMount: He's barely half the size of Mario, but he lets the guy ride him anyway... and then there's when Flavio follows you and [[PintsizedPowerhouse you both jump on Yoshi.]]
* NonMammalianHair: Unlike other Yoshis in the series, he has a comb of hair on his head. Although if you're a dinosaur expert, you might assume they're feathers.
* PassingTheTorch - In the epilogue, he calls himself "The Great Gonzales Jr.". ...as his ring name.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Small for a Yoshi, but surprisingly powerful.
%%* PowerupMount
* RealMenWearPink: One possible, and common color for him.
* RecurringElement: In terms of field abilities, he's similar to Parakarry, being able to carry Mario across gaps.
* ShrinkRay: A possible effect of his eggs.
* SummonMagic: A stampeding herd of adult Yoshis.
* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: The last minor league Glitz Pit fight is a HopelessBossFight before you get him.

[[WMG: Vivian]]
-->''"Mario! I'm fighting by your side from now on! I've made my choice... and I'm not turning back!"''
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This shadowy "witch" first shows up as a mini-boss in the "care" of her older sisters. However, she eventually decides that she's [[MistreatmentInducedBetrayal had enough of it]] and becomes Mario's ally because he showed her kindness. She can pull him into the shadows to hide, and attack with fire.
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* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: Appears to be ready to make a love confession to Mario in the ending, but stops herself.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]].
* ArmorPiercingAttack: Her Super Rank move, Fiery Jinx. It costs 6 Flower Points, but it does burn enemies and ignore defense...unless the enemy is immune to fire.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Why she joins Mario in the end.
* ColorCodedElements: Wears a red-striped hat and uses fire attacks.
* CuteWitch: Much cuter than her sisters.
* DarkActionGirl: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. She ends up joining Mario's team, and isn't cut out to being evil-- plus, she can't stand being picked on by Beldam.
* TheDarkChick: When on the side of the villains.
* TheHecateSisters: She was the Maiden in the Shadow Sirens.
* HeelFaceTurn: You face her along with her sisters early in Chapter 2, but even there she's not really a ''bad'' person. She joins Mario [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe because he was nicer to her than her older sister Beldam ever was]].
* HesAFriend: Mario has to explain this to the party even after they realize that Doopliss has tricked them. Her being with Mario is seen as evidence against him being the real one.
* LivingShadow: Just like the other two Shadow Sirens.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: The last straw is finding out that the grenade Beldam tasked her with finding is broken.
* NiceHat: A red one, to fit with her fire element.
* PlayingWithFire: Some of her attacks can ignite your enemies.
* RecurringElement: Of Bow, in terms of her shadow-evasion field ability.
* RedemptionPromotion: She can end up much stronger when she was when she first fought you. The only element of RedemptionDemotion is her not having Fiery Jinx until you upgrade her (when she relearns it, it's much stronger).
* ShesAManInJapan: Vivian's gender is strongly implied to be trans female in the [[WholesomeCrossDresser Japanese]] and PAL versions. This aspect isn't touched on in the North American release.
* ShipperOnDeck: Ships Mario/Peach in the ending.
* ShipTease: Doopliss taunts Mario, suggesting that he's having a "fight with (his) girlfriend," when she becomes hesitant to fight alongside him after learning his identity.
%%* SociallyAwkwardHero
* StandardStatusEffects: Confusion and burn.
* StepfordSmiler: Type A. She was constantly belittled by her older sisters and yet, she wears a smile throughout the game.
* TheDogBitesBack: If the player has her as Mario's partner when facing the Shadow Sirens again.
-->'''Vivian''': I'm with Mario all the way! Today, Sis, I am going to punish YOU, do you hear me?

[[WMG: Admiral Bobbery]]
-->''"I suggest you try a bit harder against the likes of us, hm?"''
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A Bob-Omb sailor with an explosive personality and a ''killer'' mustache. He used to sail the high seas freely, until his wife died while he was away. Like Bombette, he can explode at will. However, he has some additional abilities, including defense and time-release bombs.
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* ActionBomb: And you can toss him a little.
* BadassGrandpa: He must be well into his late sixties or something.
* BadassMustache: '''Just look at it!''' It rivals Mario's in terms of badassery.
* CoolOldGuy: Despite his age, he's still got it.
* CounterAttack: Hold Fast.
* FatherNeptune: BadassGrandpa? Check. Sailor background? Check. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Ship's wheel for a key? Check.]] Yep, he's got this trope covered.
* ForMassiveDamage: His Bomb-ombast is his most powerful attack, and also your most damaging multi-target move not counting [[AwesomeButImpractical Supernova.]]
* HeartbrokenBadass: Due to the death of his wife.
* MightyGlacier: While there isn't any kind of speed stat, Bobbery has the most HP of any partner and is capable of dealing large amounts of damage.
* RetiredBadass: Well, you sorta bring him out of it.
* SpearCounterpart: Of Bombette, but has some different abilities.
* StockBritishPhrases: He uses quite a few of them, mostly "old boy".
* StuffBlowingUp: Often [[ActionBomb himself]], but he can also ThrowDownTheBomblet.
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: Bomb Squad.

[[WMG: Ms. Mowz]]
-->''"Who is this handsome piece of cheese?"''
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This thief has a tendency to keep popping up wherever Mario is. She hunts down rare badges and other treasures. But is it possible to win her over to your side...? (Yes, it is.) Her nose can literally sniff out treasure, and in battle, she can steal items, which becomes an excellent source of income.
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* ActionGirl: As a thief/treasure hunter, she's quite proactive even before joining Mario, and being able to steal items and pierce through enemy defenses with her attacks doesn't hurt either.
* ArmorPiercingSlap: Quite literally. One of her attacks is a slap that bypasses defense.
* ClassyCatBurglar: Does her heists wearing high heels and a fancy mask. You don't get much more classy than that.
* IntimateHealing: Her final skill is a kiss that restores HP to Mario, similar to Misstar.
* IntrepidMerchant: She dons a mask to go out and discover or steal rare badges... and then sells them at her store.
* KissOfDistraction: Her [[VideoGameStealing Kiss Thief]] ability.
* TheNoseKnows: She can sniff out treasure.
* ObliviousToLove: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in the fact that she's only oblivious to Koops's advances on her. Besides that, she's completely aware of romance, as seen with her flirtatious nature towards Mario.
* OptionalPartyMember: Only joins when the "??? - Elusive Badge!" trouble is completed.
* PaperThinDisguise[[note]][[AccidentalPun Literally.]][[/note]]: The mouse running the badge shop may be lacking the most obvious parts of the costume, but her color and tail are a giveaway.
* RecurringElement:
** In terms of combat and field abilities, she's somewhat like a {{Nerf}}ed Watt. She has attacks that are somewhat similar to Watt's from the first game: Out of battle, she reveals secrets, and in it, she can bypass defense. However, her damage is cut, making her the physically weakest party member with a maximum of 4 damage done by her base attack.
** She's also similar to the Star Spirit, Misstar, since both characters can use [[SmoochofVictory Smooch]] to restore Mario's HP.
* RecurringTraveler: In the first few dungeons, anyway. She stops appearing when she becomes an OptionalPartyMember.
* SheFu: Incorporated in her move, Tease.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Her heels and heart-shaped tail.
* VideoGameStealing: She can steal items (and badges!) off enemies. She apparently does this by giving them a KissOfDistraction while she rifles through their pockets.
* WingdingEyes: Her teasing can cause them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Villains]]
[[WMG: Grodus]]
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->''"Once you fools are gone, no one will stand in my way! Grodus will rule the world!"''

Leader of the shadowy X-Naut group, Grodus already has one [[MineralMacGuffin Crystal Star]] in his possession and plans to gather the rest, preferably by gaining the magical map. To this end, he employs armies of [[{{Mooks}} X-Nauts]] and the [[TheHecateSisters Shadow Sirens]].
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* ArmorPiercingAttack: Your defense buffs are useless; all of his attacks go through them.
* BadBoss: Often takes his scorn towards many of his minions, especially Lord Crump.
* BigBad: Built up as this, being the leader of the X-Nauts and desiring world conquest.
* BossRemix: His {{leitmotif}} gets remixed when fighting him.
* TheComicallySerious: With some of his troops.
* DeflectorShield: He gets one when he has four Grodus-Xes surrounding him, and it makes him immune to damage.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Nope, the Shadow Queen is NOT bound to serve the one who released her.
* EvilLaugh: Gack ack ack ack!
* EvilSorcerer: Also probably counts as a {{Technopath}}.
* FireIceLightning: Grodus is capable of using all three of these elements.
* FlunkyBoss: He summons advanced Mini-Yuxes called Grodus-Xes in his boss fight to buff his defense, [[NoSell become invincible when he has 4 of them out]], and rack up extra damage (Grodus-Xes can actually attack).
%%* HighCollarOfDoom
* IHaveYourWife: Tries to force Mario to stop attacking him by threatening Peach, but Bowser falls on him.
* InTheirOwnImage: He even provides the quote for the trope page!
* KingMook: The leader of the X-Nauts.
* MagicFromTechnology: He's a robot, or at the very least a cyborg, but he's one of the strongest mages in the game.
%%* MagicStaff
* NotQuiteDead: But a mere head at the end of the game.
* OhCrap: When he realizes that the Shadow Queen is ''not'' bound to serve the one who revives her.
* OffWithHisHead: When the Shadow Queen attacks him. But with a twist: The Shadow Queen doesn't behead Grodus, but rather ''disintegrates his whole body'', leaving only his head behind.
* SequentialBoss: His fight comes right before the DualBoss battle with Bowser and Kammy, and you get no chance to heal in between unless you leveled up.
* SupervillainLair: The X-Naut Fortress on the Moon no doubt, but special props to his office, which just screams "[[Film/JamesBond Bond villain]]" (shag carpet, room-encompassing aquarium with man-eating metal-mouthed fish...).
* TakeOverTheWorld: His main goal.
* UnwittingPawn: Ultimately turns out to be one of Beldam.
* YouCantThwartStageOne: Grodus gets the hint around chapter 6 that brute force against Mario is useless, and since he'll find all the Crystal Stars regardless, they may as well let him open the door and confront him in the palace.

[[WMG: Lord Crump]]
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->''"I've got some ammo to spare! How's THAT for boom-bassa-boom?!?"''

A high-ranking agent of the X-Nauts, Lord Crump is a rather weird fellow who is your first fight in the game. He eventually develops a grudge against Mario for his repeated defeats.
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* CatchPhrase: "And with that... pow! I'm gone!"
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Most of the X-Nauts are kind of weird, but Crump takes the cake.
* TheDragon: Sir Grodus's righthand man, to his chagrin.
* EvilLaugh: Buh! Buh! Buh! Buh! Buh huh huh huh!
* FlunkyBoss: At the end of Chapter 5, where he summons squads of X-Naut troops to assist him.
* GoldfishPoopGang: He's definitely one of the goofier major villains of the game, and despite his persistence and access to {{Humongous Mecha}}s, he always finds himself outmatched.
* GrievousHarmWithABody: Magnus 2.0's DesperationAttack vacuums audience members into a weapon that is best described as an ''audience machine gun!''
* HumongousMecha: Magnus von Grapple.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Defied. When asked where Peach is, he states, "Buh! Like I'd tell you that! 'Cause that's novice-villain style!"
* KingMook: The second-in-command of the X-Nauts.
* NumberTwoForBrains: Grodus looks down upon him and highly questions his abilities.
* PaperThinDisguise: In the 5th chapter, on the island, his disguise as an ordinary sailor is... not great. He even [[AddressingThePlayer addresses the audience directly]] and tells them that, sure, ''they'' know who he is, but they can't tell Mario about it.
* RecurringBoss: Twice on foot (Prologue and Chapter 5), and twice in Magnus Von Grapple (Chapters 2 and 7).
* RocketPunch: Both Magnus von Grapple robots have this function.
* SequentialBoss: The third fight with him has two phases, each with 30 HitPoints.
* SpikesOfVillainy: He wears a spiked collar and cape and has two horns.
* ThisIsADrill: Magnus 2.0's primary attack.
* UnexplainedRecovery: He gets ''blasted into space'' after the final battle with him, yet he shows up in the epilogue, alive and well.
* UriahGambit: Grodus leaves him on the Moon to protect the last Crystal Star on purpose, knowing he'd probably get stomped - even if by some miracle Crump came out on top, the Crystal Stars are gathered either way.
* TheVonTropeFamily: Magnus von Grapple.
* WarmUpBoss: His first battle is essentially an introduction to the battle system, for which you do not even need to understand Action Commands.

[[WMG: Beldam]]
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->''"We would've won if you two lumps had pulled your weight! Both of you, prepare for a world-class punishment session when we get home!"''

The bossy eldest sister of the Shadow Sirens. She has a tendency to make errors and blame her sisters -- generally Vivian -- for them. She seems to be in Grodus's employ.
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* AnIcePerson: Her attacks are primarily based on ice.
* BigBad: She spread the rumors of the treasure behind the Thousand-Year Door and led the protagonists and Grodus to revive the Shadow Queen.
* TheChessmaster: Has really been using Grodus all along.
* ColorCodedElements: Wears a blue-striped hat and uses ice attacks.
%%* DarkActionGirl
* TheDragon: To the Shadow Queen.
%%* TheEvilGenius
* EvilLaugh: Mwee hee hee hee!
* ExtraTurn: She can grant herself and her allies the Fast status (attacking twice in one turn) in the second battle.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the ending, she apparently stops her evil scheming and becomes nicer to Vivian.
* JerkAss: First to Vivian, then to Doopliss. Even Marilyn gets treated poorly on occasion.
* KarmaHoudini: Suffers no long-term repercussions for her involvement in the Shadow Queen's resurrection.
* LivingShadow: Just like the other Shadow Sirens, and somewhat like her true leader, the Shadow Queen.
* TheManBehindTheMan: For most of the game, she appears to work for Grodus, and it seems that he doesn't think that much more of her skills than he does of Crump's. In the end, she turns out to be TheDragon to the SealedEvilInACan that Grodus is trying to revive, and had fed him information in order to help free her mistress from confinement.
* ManipulativeBastard: Manipulated Grodus into reviving the Shadow Queen for her.
* MeaningfulName: "Beldam" is an archaic word meaning "nasty old crone."
* TheMole: Was taking advantage of Grodus' scheme to resurrect her old master.
* NeverMyFault: Loses things and blames Vivian for it, despite explicitly saying that she can't be trusted with it.
* Really700YearsOld: Seems to have been a servant of the Shadow Queen 1000 years ago, but nothing else is made of this.
* SquishyWizard: The weakest statistics-wise of the Shadow Sirens, but specializes in {{Status Buff}}s and debuffs.
* StandardStatusEffects: Notably, she's one of the very few enemies in the game that can inflict the Slow status (you only move every other turn).
* TookALevelInKindness: Apparently so in the ending.
* VerbalTic: Calls her sisters 'lovelies' a lot, though she snaps at Vivian that it's just a figure of speech.
* VillainExitStageLeft: After the Shadow Queen's demise.
%%* WickedWitch

[[WMG: Marilyn]]
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->''"GUUUUUUHH!"''

The middle sister of the Shadow Sirens. The biggest and quietest of the three, who is unintelligible when she does try to speak.
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* TheBrute: Has the most health and strongest attack power of the Shadow Sirens.
* ChargedAttack: On some occasions in her chapter 8 rematch, she might charge her attack power two turns in a row. This is alarmingly GenreSavvy, considering the first reaction many players make to an enemy charging up is to use Veil to avoid it... and since Vivian will be stuck in a cooldown phase afterward, your only options are to neutralize Marilyn or eat the massive damage. If she follows up with a melee attack, she will have [[ThisIsGonnaSuck 21 attack power]].
* ColorCodedElements: Wears a yellow-striped hat and uses lightning attacks.
%%* DarkActionGirl
* LivingShadow: Just like her sisters.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Actually recognizes Mario when they first encounter him, but can't convey this to Beldam until he comes back to get Flurrie's necklace.
* ShockAndAwe: Her attacks are based primarily on electricity and lightning.
* TheUnintelligible: She says only two real words in the whole game.
%%* WickedWitch

[[WMG: Doopliss]]
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->''"Well, all right then, Slick. Fine. Yes. I turned the villagers into pigs. Big deal."''

A prankster Duplighost who lives in Creepy Steeple. He cursed the residents of Twilight Town so that whenever its bell tolls, someone becomes a pig! He "becomes" Mario and intends to erase him, but is foiled. He later joins the Shadow Sirens.
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* AnticlimaxBoss: {{In-Universe}}, Mario's partner will comment that he was disappointingly easy to beat after the first battle. He's slightly harder in the rematch.
* ArcVillain: He's responsible for all of the misdeeds committed in Chapter 4, and at the time, he had no connection to any another villain. He joins the Shadow Sirens after the chapter is over, but before then, he's an entirely independent antagonist.
* BalefulPolymorph: The effect of his curse, which often strikes just the wrong (and sometimes, right) person.
* BedsheetGhost: Just like the rest of his species, he appears to be wearing a sheet over his body.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He's a goofy BedsheetGhost who sits around watching TV all day. He still cursed the townfolk. [[GrandTheftMe Oh, and he also steals your body and your friends.]]
* ButtMonkey: In later chapters, he replaces Vivian as the primary target of Beldam's abuse.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: He becomes an actor and costars with Flurrie after the events of the game. Playing Mario, no less!
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: He manages to steal the letter p so no one can guess his name and lock it up with his pet parrot.
* DittoFighter: He has the ability copy the appearance and abilities of others. In Chapter 4, he only copies Mario, but in the final fight with him in Chapter 8, he copies Mario's partners as well.
* DualBoss: With Goombella, Koops, Flurrie or Yoshi. Like Mario, he can only have one out at a time and needs to use a turn to replace them.
* EasilyForgiven: While all the villains are this after the game ends, the others are somewhat justified in that they were all driven by the Shadow Queen. Doopliss was just a big jerk.
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Freak-in-a-Sheet" or "Freak-Sheet" by Beldam.
* ForTheEvulz: He doesn't stand to gain or lose anything from his activities and has no motivation beyond "being a dick is fun".
* ForDoomTheBellTolls: His curse makes it so that whenever Creepy Steeple's bell rings, someone in Twilight Town becomes a pig. Ominous bells also show up in his BattleThemeMusic.
* GrandTheftMe: Does this to Mario halfway through Chapter 4, reducing the real Mario to a purple silhouette.
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: When fighting him for the first time, he transforms into a shadowy copy of Mario. Losing here results in a GameOver as usual. Winning results in him switching places with the real Mario during the transition to the field screen and getting away with the Crystal Star and Mario's partners.
* HopelessBossFight: After stealing Mario's name and body, he'll challenge him to fights outside Twilight Town where he cannot take any damage. This goes both ways, since he cannot inflict any damage either. The only option is to run.
* IKnowYourTrueName: The key to victory.
* InterfaceScrew: To ensure that you don't guess his name [[YouShouldntKnowThisAlready before the storyline wants you to]], a letter or katakana (depending on the version; for example, it's a lowercase p in the English translation) is removed from the text-entering screen and replaced with another space button. And no, you can't use a capital version of a letter or hiragana equivalent of what has to be entered -- it has to be entered exactly as shown on screen when his name is found out. It turns out that [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou he's actually removed it himself]], and you have to find it in a treasure chest.
* {{Irony}}: After Chapter 4, he stops being secretive about his name and practically begs Beldam to call him by it.
* ItAmusedMe: This is his justification for turning the Twilighters into pigs.
-->"You know, they’re all so depressing and boring and dimwitted all the time... So instead of wallowing in gloom, I figured they might as well wallow in mud! HA! Now they’re pigs, get it? Isn’t that just sooo perfect? It’s like irony, or something."
* {{Jerkass}}: Unlike the other main villains, he doesn't really have a goal or any real reason for doing what he does. He essentially just really likes being a dick.
* KillAndReplace: After stealing Mario's name and body, he tries to eliminate him completely. He fails.
* KingMook: The Duplighosts were late-game {{mooks}} found in the first ''Paper Mario'', although he's the only one in this game.
* MediumAwareness: Doopliss is DangerouslyGenreSavvy when it comes to people guessing his name, so he takes precaution by removing a letter from the name entry screen when you have to guess his name, which prevents you from fully guessing his name until you physically find the missing letter.
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: When impersonating Mario, he doesn't even ''try'' to emulate his personality. The farthest he goes is reciting catchphrases from ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. Even though Mario's partners notice the jarring personality change, they don't suspect a thing.
* MirrorBoss: He takes the form of Mario in Chapter 4 and not only uses your techniques, [[FightingYourFriend but your partners as well!]]
* MyNameIsQuestionMarks: Prior to the reveal of his name.
* NighInvulnerable: If you don't state his true name, you enter a battle where neither side can take any damage.
* NightmareRetardant: His abilities remain terrifying throughout the chapter, but that doesn't change the fact that the one responsible for the town's curse is a BedsheetGhost in a party hat and bowtie who is sitting in an easy chair watching TV when you first meet him. [[{{In-Universe}} Your partner tends to agree]].
* NotInFrontOfTheParrot: Played with. His pet parrot knows him by name, but he keeps it out of sight for that reason and it's smart enough to not randomly recite it. However, it's also smart enough to feel demeaned and start muttering about its situation once you're out of sight.
* RecurringBoss: Not counting the unwinnable fights where you can do nothing but run, he is fought three times.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His pupils are red, unlike those of the Duplighosts from the first game, which were {{yellow|EyesOfSneakiness}}.
* SixthRanger: To the Shadow Sirens.
* TheOneGuy: Becomes this to the Shadow Sirens after joining them.
* ThisCannotBe: After Mario successfully states his true name.
* VerbalTic: Calls people "Slick" quite a bit.
* VillainDecay: In his debut chapter, he's a goofy but dangerous ArcVillain who terrorizes a town by turning its residents into pigs and steals Mario's body and identity along with his partners, reducing the real Mario to a nameless shadow unable to leave Twilight Town who likely would've stayed that way had it not been for Vivian's HeelFaceTurn. After he is defeated in Chapter 4 and later joins the Shadow Sirens, he stops being taken seriously and is little more than a ButtMonkey for Beldam.
* VillainExitStageLeft:
** He runs away after his second defeat in Chapter 4.
** After the Shadow Queen's demise, he abandons ship along with Beldam and Marilyn.
* VillainousBreakdown: He absolutely loses it when Mario tells him his name.
* VillainsOutShopping: When Mario first meets him, he's sitting on a chair watching TV. After he takes Mario's name and body, he can be seen partying at the mayor's house.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Like all Duplighosts, he is able to do this.
* WolfpackBoss: With Beldam and Marilyn in the Palace of Shadow.
* YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle: After his first defeat, you get a fake chapter ending sequence. There are a few tip-offs, such as Mario not getting a new special power. Chapter 4 would be really short if it actually ended there.
* YouShouldntKnowThisAlready: It doesn't matter if you already know his name; the lowercase "p" is missing from the name entry screen, and you can't just use a capital "P" in its place. You have to break into Creepy Steeple's basement and find the missing letter, which is in the same room as the parrot.

[[WMG: The Shadow Queen]]
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->''"You are foolish to oppose me. Yesss... and that foolishness... will have to be punished..."''

A demon that was sealed away by the Crystal Stars a thousand years ago. Grodus is trying to revive her in order to use her power to TakeOverTheWorld. It doesn't quite go as he planned...
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* AffablyEvil: In the original Japanese. This does not carry over in the English translation.
* ArmorPiercingAttack: Her attacks will go through all of your defense buffs.
* BeatTheCurseOutOfHim: How Peach is freed from the Shadow Queen's DemonicPossession.
* BiggerBad: She is an ancient evil sealed behind the Thousand-Year Door long ago. The whole point of Grodus' and Beldam's schemes are to revive her.
* BossRemix: Her theme music gets remixed for the first phase of the FinalBoss.
* BreathWeapon: Can breathe some sort of putrid mist that causes a [[StandardStatusEffects random status effect]]. Without the Feeling Fine badges, this is crippling and she does it often.
* ChargedAttack: Gains a pretty epic one in the third phase. It's 14 damage if you fail to avoid it.
* CognizantLimbs: Her two giant floating hands, which are separate targets that attack independently from the Shadow Queen herself. She also has another form of Cognizant Limb called "Dead Hands," a cluster of smaller hands reaching out of the ground.
%%* DarkActionGirl
* DemonicPossession: Of Peach.
* EldritchAbomination: Has all the hallmarks of one; stupendously powerful, [[YourSoulIsMine eats souls, can]] [[DemonicPossession possess people]], is a SealedEvilInACan, wants to destroy the world, and possibly [[AlienGeometries non-euclidian in nature]] (one of her attacks has a load of shadowy hands pull Mario into the floor, damage him, and then drop him from the ceiling.) On top of that, as soon as she is introduced, ''the world is engulfed in darkness.''
* EmpathicEnvironment: Her very presence casts a shadow over the whole world.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Grodus figures this out the hard way.
* EvilWearsBlack: Peach [[EvilCostumeSwitch wears a black dress]] when the Shadow Queen is possessing her.
* FightingYourFriend: Peach, due to her DemonicPossession.
%%* FinalBoss
* GiantHandsOfDoom: Her hands can attack separately.
%%* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* HighCollarOfDoom: The dress when she possesses Peach has a collar that's larger than her head.
* KickTheDog: Your poor, poor audience. Fortunately, part of the HeroicSecondWind rigs the action slots in your favor to give you a full crowd back.
* LifeDrain: Her hands have an attack that drains Mario health and gives it to the Shadow Queen.
* KnightOfCerebus: She's played dead serious with ''no'' comedic elements, which contrasts heavily to many other Mario villains.
* MarathonBoss: She has 150 HP, making her the first boss in the game, as well as the series, to have triple-digit HP. On top of that, she has a defense score of 1, and she can heal. And that's just the final phase.
* OneWingedAngel: Assumes her true form as soon as her HP falls to half, [[NoSell rendering her invincible]]. You'll have to hold out until the HeroicSecondWind kicks in to continue.
* PaintingTheMedium: She gets her own jagged, evil-looking purple text balloons.
* RapunzelHair: Her spirit form's hair is extremely long.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: When possessing Peach, her dress becomes black, and all of her normally blue jewelry turns red.
* SealedEvilInACan: Sealed behind the Thousand-Year Door.
* ShockAndAwe: Her main attack is firing bolts of dark lightning.
* SupernaturalIsPurple: Her spirit form is almost entirely purple.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Probably the scariest FinalBoss in any ''Mario'' game.
* WalkingSpoiler: She is the "treasure" that Mario, Peach and the X-Nauts had been trying to reach first, and the revelation of her existence by TEC is when the nature of the X-Nauts' EvilPlan is made apparent. It's also hard to even ''hint'' at her DemonicPossession of Peach without spoiling ''that'' twist.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Not exactly ''together'', but her offer is more like "surrender now and swear to serve me and I'll let you live". Still leads to the NonStandardGameOver if you accept.
* YourSoulIsMine: She heals herself during the final battle by eating the souls of the audience.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bosses]]

[[WMG: Hooktail]]
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->''"Snack time, my little appetizers! But which one of you morsels should I taste first?"''

A huge dragon residing in a castle named for her. She routinely snacks on the residents of Petalburg and guards a Crystal Star until Mario puts an end to her. As her gender isn't mentioned when she is faced, Hooktail is mistakenly assumed by the party to be male. She and her two older brothers were "pets" of the Shadow Queen.
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* BreathWeapon: Breathes fire.
* DavidVersusGoliath: The general idea behind a tiny Koopa like Koops going up against an enormous dragon.
* FemaleMonsterSurprise: Didn't see that coming, huh? You don't actually find this out ingame until you meet her brother in chapter 8.
* GiantFlyer: Humorously, Hooktail's wings are tiny compared to her gargantuan body. She remains grounded during your fight, however.
* ISurrenderSuckers: Pretends to give in to the party when her HP is reduced, but if you agree, she'll attack you.
* InterfaceScrew: Whether or not you fall for the ruse, she proceeds to scarf down the audience members to recover HP.
* JustEatHim: One of Hooktail's attacks is biting at Mario and party.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Defeating her without the cricket sound weakness. It can be done, but you'll need to go in well-equipped.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Cricket sounds, of all things.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Hooktail will have left the castle if you return there post-chapter, Goombella will question where she went, but you never find out where.

[[WMG: Grubba]]
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->''"One day, you'll look back on all them small-dreamers 'n LAUGH!"''

A sixty year-old Clubba and fight promoter who seems pretty nice. Yeah, no. He is secretly sapping strength from his fighters to remain young-looking and in shape.
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* AffablyEvil: While he is a horrible, horrible person, he does legitimately like Mario (who he calls Gonzales) and expresses regret that he might have to disappear. And he's also fairly nice when you aren't trying to foil his plans or find out about his secret.
* ArcVillain: Of Chapter 3. He has no connection to the X-Nauts or the Shadow Queen whatsoever. He's using his Crystal Star solely for his own personal gain.
* BloodKnight: He is heavily implied to have enjoyed fighting in the ring when he was younger.
* CoolOldGuy: Subverted, big time. He's been sapping the energy of fighters to remain young since he hit middle age.
* ExtraTurn: The first status buff he'll use. Once it wears off, he'll use it again.
* GracefulLoser: ''"Oh...Great...Gonzales...Great fight there, son. Great...fight..."''
* {{Jerkass}}: He's been using a machine to suck the life energy out of fighters in the Glitz Pit to keep himself strong, and also uses it to transform himself into the chapter's boss.
* KingMook: Though he's the only Clubba to appear in this game.
* KryptoniteFactor: He's more vulnerable to negative status effects than most bosses, and any of the other chapter bosses. Successfully using Clock Out on him keeps him from making full use of his buffs and attacks.
* OlderThanHeLooks: He may be 60, but he looks half that age. Bandy Andy even lampshades it. [[EvilAllAlong There is a reason for this.]]
* ProWrestlingIsReal: How the Glitz Pit works.
* TheReveal: A shocking one, too.
* SouthernFriedGenius: For someone who likely hails from the south, he's definitely a hell of a technical master.
* SpikesOfVillainy: On his shell after transforming.
* StatusBuff: In battle and out, he likes to bulk up his own attributes. He almost does it more often than he actually attacks.
* TrashTalk: Before the first fight with the Armored Harriers, Grubba does quite a bit of trash talking towards them, including a stealth YourMom insult, all of which he attributes to Mario.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs: Justified since Grubba is a retired fighter.

[[WMG: Rawk Hawk]]
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->''"Feel the horror of a world-class RAAAAAWWWKING!"''

A giant, yellow bird and champion of the Glitz Pit, a fighting arena. He's loud, brash, obnoxious, and thinks he's the best fighter around. He uses some dirty tricks during fights, but insists that he'll fight clean once Mario finds the Crystal Star.
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* BerserkButton: Don't imply that he or his champion's belt is fake. He doesn't start going after "Gonzales" until after Yoshi accidentally insults him in this manner (Yoshi was calling the Crystal Star on the belt a fake, not the belt itself, but wasn't clear about it).
* CombatPragmatist: Launches himself from the walls of the arena, and even grabs onto the ceiling beam at one point (putting him beyond the reach of most attacks) and shakes it to drop objects down on Mario. At one point he sends Mario a poisoned cake. If you eat it, your partner will be paralyzed in the next fight.
* ContinuityNod: Apparently, "Rawk" was a word in [[VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar Ancient Stickerish]].
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Well, not so much friendship, but Rawk Hawk garners a begrudging respect for Mario after losing to him.
* DisqualificationInducedVictory: Tries to force a forfeit via absence on Mario's part during the big championship match by bribing a security guard to lock him in an empty minor league locker room.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's not evil, just an arrogant jerk, but although he employs underhanded tactics like sending his enemies bad cake, he had no idea what Grubba was doing to other fighters.
* FeatheredFiend: He's the champion of the Glitz Pit and the last opponent you must defeat.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Early on in Chapter 3, you can meet one of his fans arguing with a Prince Mush fan. The Mush fan claims Rawk Hawk won his championship match against Prince Mush by cheating, which the Rawk Hawk fan scoffs at, countering that he was nice enough to send Mush a cake before their match. He crippled Mush with a poisoned cake, and tries the same trick on Mario.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the wrestling sense. He vows to stop fighting dirty, and win the title fair and square. He does, and is the champion once you return to the Glitz Pit after Chapter 3.
* RedBaron: The Feral Nuclear Reactor.
* ShoutOut: Obviously a parody of professional wrestlers, but likely a parody of HulkHogan and [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] in particular. In fact, for the Spanish dub, Rawk Hawk is actually called ''Hawk Hogan''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: In spite of all of his bragging, his boss fight is quite easy. [[VillainForgotToLevelGrind (And he doesn't get any tougher for rematches.)]] In addition, when he later challenges Bowser to a fight, Bowser [[CurbStompBattle curb stomps him]]. (Literally!)
--> "Pain."
* SpinAttack: A flying somersault that hurts both Mario and his partner. Later he does an attack from the wall like this that targets the lead character and does more damage than the first spin attack.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: To Mario, in a way. During the scene everyone starts cheering on Mario during his battle against the Shadow Queen, he says this:
--> "Listen up, Gonzales! Anyone who's defeated me is NOT allowed to lose!!"

[[WMG: Armored Harriers]]
->''"We're gonna blend you up into a smoothie, pal! And then we're gonna drink ya!"''

A pair of Iron Clefts who fight together in the Glitz Pit. They serve as the final obstacle Mario must overcome before entering the major league. Their defense is nearly impenetrable, but they have a weakness. However, Mario needs a certain partner in order to exploit it.
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* BrokenBridge: Their main purpose is to force Mario to get Yoshi, since they're unbeatable without him.
* ColorCodedCharacters: The older brother wears red shoes and the younger brother wears green shoes, obviously referencing a [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosMarioBrothers certain other pair of brothers]].
* HopelessBossFight: The first fight with them, as well as any further attempts to fight them without Yoshi. They cannot be damaged, so Mario can't win. If Mario rescued the Yoshi Egg prior to fighting them, it will hatch offscreen, and Mario will be able to beat them the next time they're fought.
* ImprobablePowerDiscrepancy: Despite being nearly invincible, they're the lowest-ranked fighters in the major league.
* KingMook: Of the Clefts.
* NighInvulnerability: They only have one weakness, and are otherwise completely invincible.
-->"See these bods? Solid iron. See these spikes? Yeah, they peneterate any substance. So, basically, what I'm telling you is that whatever you try will be completely useless."
* RedBaron: The Iron Adonis Twins.
* SiblingTeam: They're brothers, and [[DualBoss they always fight together]].
* SoreLoser: They develop a strong grudge against Mario after losing to him. At one point, they storm into the ring after one of Mario's later fights and demand a rematch.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Both of them are covered in spikes.
* VerbalTic: Calling people stinkwads.
-->"Only smelly stinkwads call other people stinkwads! [[HypocriticalHumor Understand, stinkwad?]]"

[[WMG: Cortez]]
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->''"Hear my voice, spirits! Take their ship and show them the meaning of fear!"''

An old pirate that has long since died. All that remains of Cortez is a giant, floating skull wearing a pirate hat, although he can possess a pile of bones to get some form of a body again. Upon defeat, Cortez befriends the heroes and provides travel to a deserted island.
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* ChargedAttack: May store some power to toss a bone in the second phase.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: After their battle, he becomes fast friends with Mario when he finds out Mario wasn't after his gold.
* DemBones: All that remains of Cortez at this point.
* DidntNeedThoseAnyway: Loses his bony parts after he's defeated in the first two phases, reducing him to a floating skull in the final phase.
* FlunkyBoss: Third phase, he brings his weapons (hook, rapier, saber, sword) to life to assist him.
* GhostPirate: Or skeleton pirate.
* GratuitousSpanish: Amigo!
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Four arms, each holding a weapon in his first phase. He ditches them in the next two.
* PoisonousPerson: The hook poisons a character if it's not guarded against.
* PunnyName: Named after Hernan Cortes, though Cortes wasn't a pirate.
* SequentialBoss: Has a relatively small HP pool, but has three different phases and it refills for each one.
* TheDayTheMusicLied: Since he's already dead, his undying status is immediately PlayedForLaughs after the boss fight.
* YourSoulIsMine: His surprise healing method in the third phase. Poor audience.

[[WMG: The Smorg]]
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->''"'''SMOOO-OOORG!'''"''

Strange creatures inhabiting an abandoned train station. When Mario chases them off to throw a switch, the creatures stow away on the train he is riding and take all of the passengers hostage, growing into a multi-tentacled monster. The Smorg flee the train when defeated.
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* CognizantLimbs: Its "tentacles" are separate targets and each one attacks separately.
* CombatTentacles: It can even form into a CLAW!
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Originally, Smorg was something Beldam sent after Mario (you were supposed to fight the Sirens in Riverside Station), but this was cut, leaving no explanation for Smorg's appearance.
* PokemonSpeak: All they can say is "Smorg."
* ShieldedCoreBoss: It's invincible when the tentacles are out.
* SynchronizedSwarming: They're intelligent little creepers, for one.
* TraintopBattle: Fought on top of the Excess Express.

[[WMG: Gloomtail]]
->''"GWAAAAH HA HA HA HA! My first fresh meat in ages... Allow me to take my time... And toy with you awhile!"''

Hooktail's older brother, found lurking in the Palace of Shadow by his lonesome. He's quite a bit more resilient, but most of the same tropes apply.
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* ChargedAttack: Megabreath.
* PoisonousPerson: His flame breath deals this status if not guarded against.
* ShockwaveStomp: He can do a [[InASingleBound fairly impressive jump]] with the landing causing a heavily damaging earthquake.
* ThisCannotBe: "[[BigWhat WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT]]?!? You destroyed my [[SamusIsAGirl precious younger sister]]?!? I wondered why she hadn't written recently..."

[[WMG: Bonetail]]
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->''"AROOOOOOOOOOOOO!"''

The BonusBoss waiting at the bottom of the Pit of 100 Trials. Hooktail's oldest brother (emphasis on ''old'').
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* BonusBoss: He's the last enemy in the optional Pit of 100 Trials.
* DemBones: Appearance-wise, he's a skeletal version of his siblings.
* GutturalGrowler: His introductory quote is about all he has to say, in scary contrast to his siblings.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Its prize, the Return Postage badge, [[BraggingRightsReward whose power proves basically useless to anyone who fights their way down to this boss in the first place.]]
* JustEatHim: He'll bite Mario or his partner to damage him. Notably, this is one of the few attacks that [[UnblockableAttack can't be superguarded]].
* MarathonBoss: Has 200 HP, beating out the Shadow Queen in resilience (at least statistically), and will start healing in 20 HP increments when you gain the upper hand.
* PaintingTheMedium: Uses the same warped text balloons as the Shadow Queen.
* ShesAManInJapan: Or rather, "He's A Woman In Japan". As well as some European countries, for that matter.
* StandardStatusEffects: He doesn't have Gloomtail's flashy special moves, but Bonetail's breath attacks are a color-coded roulette of almost every negative status.
* WalkingSpoiler: Well, he ''is'' a BonusBoss.

[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]

[[WMG: Professor Frankly]]
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->''"Are all of you ready? [[BreakingTheFourthWall And you there! In front of the TV! You listen up, too!]]"''

A Goomba who is Goombella's old teacher at the University of Goom. He serves as the MrExposition for Mario and his allies about the Crystal Stars.
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* AbsentMindedProfessor: It takes some time for him to recognize Goombella, but he's clearly intelligent enough to have earned his doctorate.
* BigWhat: At times, when some new information about the Crystal Stars shows up.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: At one point, he does so in order to get the player to pay attention, because this is a ''really'' important plot point coming up!
* HoldYourHippogriffs: "Great Goomba's ghost!" Interestingly, ghosts of Goombas actually appeared in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins''.
* MrExposition: He gives you most of the information regarding the Thousand-Year Door.

[[WMG: Punio]]
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A member of a race called Punis. A headstrong little guy that is apparently intended to lead the tribe one day. He doubts himself and, when the X-Nauts invade his home, he enlists Mario's help to get rid of them.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: He is '''very''' concerned about his little sister Petuni's safety when the Great Tree gets taken over.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: He has stripes and a green antenna, all the other Punies besides the [[NeverMessWithGranny Elder]], Petuni and Puniper are yellow and have plain grey bodies.
* UnlikelyHero: A lot of conversations imply that the other Punis generally don't think the world of him, or at least think he's a little dim-witted, particularly Puniper. By the end, they seem to have come to respect him a little more.

[[WMG: Jolene]]
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A Toad woman and secretary of Grubba in the Glitz Pit. Mysteries surround her, and it's apparent that there's more to her than meets the eye. It's eventually revealed that Jolene's little brother, a former Glitz Pit champ, vanished, and Jolene got the secretary's job to get answers. The two are happily reunited after Grubba's defeat.
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* BigGood: She serves this role during the Glitz Pit chapter, helping Mario and friends from the shadows in order to avenge her brother.
* CoolBigSis: She's Prince Mush's big sister and she's dedicated her entire life to supporting him. When she found out Grubba made him disappear, she set her plan into motion.
* {{Hypercompetent Sidekick}}: To Grubba. Subverted- she was really spying on him.
* ReverseMole: She's working to bring down Grubba and to find what happened to Prince Mush, her brother.
* RightHandHottie: To Grubba.
* StoicSpectacles: Her no-nonsense personality combined with her glasses leads directly to this trope.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Is all business while on the job, but shows a warmer side around her younger brother and in her email response to Mario after he finishes her Trouble Center request. It's also implied that she's the woman at the juice bar when she's off the clock.

[[WMG: Flavio]]
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A flamboyant, eccentric, rich adventurer that lives in Rogueport for reasons unknown. He claims to be a fearless sailor, but in reality, is a complete coward that makes Mario do all the dangerous things.
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Every single member of his crew does not care for him or like him in any way, and think he's just a deluded fool with dreams of grandeur.
* CampStraight: He's rather flamboyant. One of the questions you ask him can be answered with Romance, implying he's single.
* CowardlyLion: For most of the chapter, he's clearly a DirtyCoward, but near chapter's end, he's the one who suggests negotiating with Cortez's ghost--and then, does it himself without any prompting. He does a surprisingly good job of it, too.
* DirtyCoward: At the beginning, he clearly fits this trope, and eventually does admit it aloud.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's pretty greedy at first, despite being the self proclaimed richest man in Rogueport, but eventually he's willing to give up on Cortez's treasure and negotiate his family heirloom with Cortez.
* SmallNameBigEgo: He insists that he's responsible for everything good that's happened in chapter 5 and also seems to assume that everybody in the group loves him.
* ThirdPersonPerson: On occasion.

[[WMG: Pennington]]
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->''"Rudimentary, my dear Luigi!"''

A penguin that resides in a town for the rich. He runs a museum, but secretly pines to be a detective, which he isn't really that good at.
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Speaks using very big words for someone in an E rated game. Hence why he's called the ''Penguin with the Improbably Large Brain''.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Claims to be a genius detective when Mario first meets him. He is in fact, not a detective at all.
* ThoroughlyMistakenIdentity: He spends the entire game believing that he is talking to Luigi, and there's no telling him otherwise.
** He does overhear somebody referring to Mario as Mario at the end of the game, at which point he seems to finally realize his mistake.

[[WMG: TEC-XX]]
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->''"Princess Peach, teach me this feeling you call... "love.""''
The world's best computer, designed to be absolutely perfect, which runs the X-Naut Fortress. After Princess Peach was kidnapped and placed in her holding cell, TEC observes her and begins to fall in love with her. TEC tries to [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove understand this feeling]], and in exchange TEC allows her to contact Mario. Sir Grodus finds out about this soon enough, however...
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* AIIsACrapshoot: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]]
%%* AlmostDeadGuy
* CouldSayItBut: Gives Peach a "quiz" that. after a few questions to which she already knows the answer, reveals the villains' true plan.
%%* DisneyDeath
* HeelFaceTurn: While he initially refuses to consider the idea that Grodus is evil, he eventually helps Princess Peach escape once he learns how she factors into his plan.
* PlotBasedVoiceCancellation: After Chapter 6, when telling Peach the villains will use her body to host the Shadow Queen.
* RapidFireTyping: When Princess Peach types up her message to Mario on TEC's keyboard.
* StayingAlive: TEC caused the X-Nauts' base to self-destruct, but after the game is completed, not only is TEC still alive and well, but ''even the damn base'' is intact. Not even he has a clue how it is possible. GameplayAndStorySegregation, maybe?
** If you go back to the moonbase for a chat during postgame, TEC mentions seeing a bright light and hearing Peach call for him just before he came online again. The HeroicSecondWind she gave the party against the Shadow Queen likely reached all the way up to him and the base...
* StealthPun: On the moon base, it's revealed that the X-Yux is pronounced Cross Yux, meaning that the X-Nauts and TEC-XX could be the same, so TEC-XX becomes [[HeelFaceTurn TEC-double cross]].
* WhamEpisode: TEC's death.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: His CharacterDevelopment consists of exploring this question. By the WhamEpisode, he's finally found an answer to it.
[[/folder]]

!''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''

[[folder:Villains]]
[[WMG: Count Bleck / Lord Blumiere]]
->''"Bleh heh heh heh heh heh... The man known as Blumiere died long ago. Now there is only Bleck! The Dark Prognosticus's choice to fulfill the prophecy. Nothing more!"''
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The apparent BigBad of the game. Using the Chaos Heart, Count Bleck wishes to destroy all worlds and starts off the apocalypse by [[RealityBreakingParadox marrying Bowser and Peach]].
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* AffablyEvil: He's so polite and upbeat that it's hard to hate him.
%%* AllEncompassingMantle
* AntiVillain: Genuinely cares for his minions and is motivated by deep sorrow rather than evil.
* AristocratsAreEvil: He's a ''count'', of ''course'' he's evil! ...or [[AntiVillain is he?]]
* BenevolentBoss: When one of his minions thinks he's going too far, he doesn't punish her. He offers to let her retire with his blessing. This extends to his other minions as well; he never resorts to physical punishment, and he doesn't even punish them himself; he lets Nastasia handle it.
* BigBad: The main villain of the game. Or so it seems at first.
%%* CheshireCatGrin
* DeathSeeker: What he becomes after finding out that Timpani is still alive.
* DubNameChange: From Count Noir, in Japanese.
* EvilLaugh: '''"BLEH HEH HEH HEH HEH! BLECK!"'''
* FangsAreEvil: ...or are they?
* HighClassGlass: Well, he IS a Count.
%%* HighCollarOfDoom
* InvisibleAnatomy: He's got [[RaymanianLimbs Raymanian arms]] and no legs. It's been debated if he even has a torso under that shirt of his.
* LargeHam: I am indeed a big ham, mused Count Bleck.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: He turned evil from the despair of losing Timpani...
* LoveRedeems: ...but turns good again after he finds out she's not dead.
%%* ManOfWealthAndTaste
* MagicStaff: He can use the power of the Void with it!
* MeaningfulName: A portmanteau of the onomatopiea for disgust and the word "black". In Japanese, he is known as Noir, which literally means "black" in French.
* MeaningfulRename: He was previously known as Blumiere, which is based on "blue" and "lumière", the French word for "light" (In Japanese, his real name really ''is'' Lumiere). When Timpani seemingly died, however, he decided to take his revenge on the world that took her away from him, and renamed himself Bleck/Noir.
* NiceHat: His top hat, to go with his HighClassGlass.
* NighInvulnerability: He's untouchable for most of the game due to the [[ArtifactOfDoom Chaos Heart]] protecting him.
* OmnicidalManiac: Bleck's true goal is to bring about a [[ApocalypseHow Class Z Apocalypse, as he felt life was meaningless without his love Timpani.]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: Strongly implied to have killed his father after the latter [[ParentalMarriageVeto cursed Timpani to wander all dimensions for eternity.]]
* StarSpangledSpandex: The inside of his cape. When he's about to destroy the multiverse, it changes into a black hole.
* StrawNihilist: Became this after Timpani was banished by his father. So much so, he became an OmnicidalManiac. He gets better after he finds out that Timpani is still alive in the form of Tippi.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Always refers to himself in the third person. It's possible that he's actually narrating his part of the Dark Prognosticus. Something very interesting about his usage of this trope is that after he changes to the good side, he speaks normally for the rest of the game.
* TrickBoss: He seems to be the FinalBoss at first, but Dimentio was just waiting for him to be defeated so that ''he'' could seize control of the Chaos Heart.
* TrueCompanions: With his FiveBadBand. Not so much with [[TheStarscream Dimentio]], though.
* UnwittingPawn: At the end-game, he is this to Dimentio.
* VillainousBSOD: When he learns that Timpani is actually alive, he noticably is shown to be remorseful of what he had brought out. Unfortunately, he feels he's gone too far to back out now.
%%* WaistcoatOfStyle
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Thanks to his being StarCrossedLovers with Timpani, Bleck is this big time.

[[WMG: Nastasia]]
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->''"I'm just gonna pencil you in for a ten O' clock brain washing, K?"''

The second-in-command to Count Bleck. She brainwashes some of Bowser's minions into following the glorious Count should they threaten to rebel against him.
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: She has feelings for Bleck, but knows that his heart belongs to only one person...
* CharmPerson: Her signature ability. Without it, Peach would never have said "I do" to the marriage, and [[RealityBreakingParadox broken all of reality in the process]].
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: Subverted. She was mortally wounded by Dimentio and was cradled in Bleck's arms. However, once the game is complete, it turns out that she's fine.
* TheDragon: Count Bleck's right hand woman.
* DisneyDeath: She ends up surviving an attack from Dimentio when she took the Bullet for Bleck.
* HumanityEnsues: It's implied that she used to be a bat that Count Bleck saved, and she became a human to serve him out of gratitude.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* HeroicSacrifice: She gets hit by Dimentio and managed to protect Bleck.
%%* HypnoticEyes
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: She felt that using the Chaos Heart to end existence was too extreme. Count Bleck offers to allow her to retire with his blessing, but she decides against it, because he saved her life before, and feel that's a poor way to repay him.
* PunchClockVillain: She appears to be this at first, with her business-like attitude about doing evil. It turns out to be a subversion: she doesn't serve Count Bleck just for a job, she serves him because she's deeply in love with him.
%%* RoseHairedSweetie
%%* SassySecretary
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Her eyes are almost never seen through those things. At least, until the reveal, when Dimentio hits her as she takes a hit for Bleck. They're closed until she wakes up, however.
* ShoutOut: Her speech mannerisms are similar to [[OfficeSpace Bill Lumbergh]].
* TheStoic: Almost always calm and collected. [[NotSoStoic That is, until Bleck and Tippi sacrifice themselves, after which she bursts into tears.]]
* TakingTheBullet: She ends up taking an attack from [[TheStarscream Dimentio that was meant for Count Bleck.]]
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Tomboy to Mimi's Girly Girl.
* TheUnfought: You never face her in a boss battle.
* VerbalTic: She has one, 'k?
* YouHaveFailedMe: Variation. She doesn't kill those who manage to disobey or fail a mission, but she does punish them with having them write a thousand word essay and singing praises to Count Bleck multiple times (as she demonstrates with O'Chunks).

[[WMG: O'Chunks]]
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->''"C'mere un' I'll introduce yeh to Fist Jr. an' his wee pal, Slappie!"''

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: The big guy has a big crush on Nastasia, although she's in turn in love with Count Bleck.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: O'Chunks as O'Cabbage: Basically, Dimentio planted a floro sprout on O'Chunks to brainwash him (and see their effectiveness). It works in brainwashing him, and fighting Mario, but his vocabulary decreased as a result, only being able to spout random plant names while under control. It's later implied that O'Chunks was actually the first attempt before Dimentio perfects the other floro sprout to use on Luigi as part of his own evil plan.
* TheBrute: Physically the strongest and biggest of Count Bleck's bunch.
%%* DumbMuscle
* {{Fartillery}}: In his DuelBoss battle against Bowser in Chapter 8. This is also how O'Chunks flies away after you beat him.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* MyGreatestFailure: Carson's story on him reveals that he used to be a general who led 1000 soldiers into enemy territory, but he lost every one of them when one of his higher subordinates double-crossed him. Bleck played on the guilt of this event to eventually sway him to his side.
* RecurringBoss: Fought four times, more than any other boss in the game.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Well, he's violent, and he's got the accent to match.
* WorthyOpponent: Considers Bowser to be this after O'Chunks is defeated by him in Count Bleck's castle.

[[WMG: Mimi]]
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->''"I like getting what I want, so I do whatever I need to get it."''

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: She has an obvious crush on Bleck, just like Nastasia, but Bleck is in love with Timpani.
* BarrierWarrior: After her first fight, she starts defending herself with barriers composed of her crystals.
* BerserkButton: Do NOT read her diary.
* BlushSticker: Only in her normal form, though.
* BodyHorror: She appears to ''snap her own neck'' at the beginning of her transformation.
* CuteMonsterGirl: She is... up until she transforms.
%%* DarkActionGirl
* TheDarkChick: The feminine and girly member of the group, also one of the strangest.
* DesignatedGirlfight: With Peach during the climax.
* EvilLaugh: '''"Mimimimimimimimimimimimi..."'''
* FauxAffablyEvil: She usually speaks like a polite child even to her enemies, but drops the act whenever she's angered, which is often.
* GemstoneAssault: Small, red crystals are her weapon of choice.
* GirlishPigtails: The only part of her wardrobe that remains consistent.
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* MeaningfulName: She can '''mimi'''c the forms of other characters. Also, [[ItsAllAboutMe she's selfish]].
* MultipleChoicePast: According to Carson, there are two theories about Mimi's past. One is that she's a failed Pixl created by the Ancients. The other is that she was unintentionally created by a witch who was researching potions that would allow shape-shifting.
* OneWingedAngel: She prefers to turn into her spider form when fighting seriously, though she's still capable in her regular form.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Basically, Count Bleck's token ValleyGirl, just about.
* PsychopathicManchild: Tippi more or less calls her this at one point.
* RecurringBoss: Fought three times.
* ShapeShifting: She has the ability to use this, and it is utilized three or four times in-game.
* SpiderLimbs: When transformed. They gradually come off as she takes damage, too.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Girly Girl to Natasia's Tomboy.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Even beyond her transformations, she's almost always in a different outfit each time she appears.
* VagueAge: She looks and occasionally acts like a little girl, but it's pretty hard to tell if she really is or not.
* WrongGenreSavvy: She eggs Peach on into a solo fight with her, thinking that she's nothing more than a DistressedDamsel and will be easy prey. [[UnderestimatingBadassery She apparently missed the memo]] that Peach had been fighting just as hard as the rest of her team up to that point, [[ThisCannotBe and is baffled when she's beaten by her]].

[[WMG: Dimentio]]
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->''"It would be so very DULL if your journey ended so easily... Instead, it ends with... magic!"''

A magical jester who serves as one of the main lieutenants of Count Bleck. Completely psychopathic, he is always smiling and enjoys speaking in strange similes. Although he appears to be a mere minion, there is more to him than meets the eye.
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* AGodAmI: His basic goal. Why does he want to accomplish this? No reason whatsoever; he's just NUTS.
* AxCrazy: Oh yes. Don't let that cute jester look fool you, he's one of the most deranged villains in the ''Mario'' series.
* {{Badass}}: He's a total psychopath who wants to take over the multiverse just because he can, and he gets the job done with style men can only dream of.
* BadassFingerSnap: The way he activates his spells, which often result in StuffBlowingUp.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: REALLY do so in his case. He doesn't look like much at glance, but going by how he manipulates the plot, it seems likely that he could gone and killed the heroes while they were searching for the Pure Hearts if really wanted to, and he's only stopped because Count Bleck and his henchmen use re-energize the Pure Hearts and make him vulnerable.
* BossRemix: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VicLF_xiRUo The Ultimate Show]] is a remix of his {{Leitmotif}}, a fitting enough theme for the FinalBoss.
* CatchPhrase: "Ciao!"
* TheChessmaster: Manipulated both the heroes of light and his own allies for his own ends. It is also heavily implied that he was responsible for several of the events foretold within the Dark Prognosticus, and possibly even creating the Dark Prognosticus itself.
* ClassicVillain: Representing Ambition and Wrath.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Dimentio is by far the darkest villain the ''Mario'' series has produced, rivaling the Shadow Queen, the Shroobs, and the post-CharacterDevelopment King Boo in terms of evil.
* DidntSeeThatComing: His plan was very nearly a XanatosGambit except for a single flaw: he didn't know the Pure Hearts could be revitalized after already being used.
* DieLaughing: Gives one final bout of laughter as he dies.
* DissonantSerenity: Rarely loses his cool and always maintains a perpetual PsychoticSmirk. What makes this scarier is that we never know if it's a mask or his actual face.
* DragonAscendant: He is first seen as a servant to the BigBad Count Bleck, even mentioning it himself throughout the game, but it turns out, Dimentio himself is the true BigBad.
* DragonWithAnAgenda: He only teamed up with Bleck for his own means: to get the Chaos Heart.
* EldritchAbomination: Possibly. His OneWingedAngel form? Definitely.
* EnergyBall: His SignatureMove.
* EnigmaticMinion: Not much is known about him or his background. He is hinted to have been a mercenary at some point.
%%* EvilCannotComprehendGood: The reason why he ultimately failed.
* EvilIsHammy: Everything Dimentio does is done with a theatrical flourish and treats his entire EvilPlan like a piece of theater. And the titles of his Leitmotifs best exemplify this.
* TheEvilGenius: Cold, calculating, and he fights with magic. And what truly cements his role as this is that he is a mastermind manipulating everyone in the game to his own ends.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He seem like a decent and polite enough guy at a glance, but underneath he's completely heartless and has no respect for anyone.
* FinalBoss: As [[OneWingedAngel Super Dimentio]].
* TheHeavy: Appears the most out of Count Bleck's minions, and his actions--not Mario's, and not Bleck's--are usually responsible for the plot's biggest upsets. And the reason for this is that he is the real BigBad.
* IMeantToDoThat: When he first fights the heroes by sending them to Dimension D, he stunned when he realizes that Dimension D makes both himself and his opponent stronger, but he laughs it off as a warm up. This becomes FridgeBrilliance when you realize that Dimentio is a sociopath and while sociopaths are incredibly smart, they are also impulsive and tend to not think things all the way through.
* IncomingHam: Whenever he appears, expect him to throw out a random simile or two.
* {{Invisibility}}: Uses this to spy on several characters. And how he was able to learn Tippi's true identity.
* TheJester: Constantly demonstrates a barbed sense of humor, as likely to harass his fellow villains as the protagonist when it strikes him as funny.
* KnightOfCerebus: A case where a villain gets darker as the game progresses. At first, Dimentio is as lighthearted and silly as the rest of Count Bleck's band. But as his plans and motives are revealed, he reveals himself to be utterly psychopathic. And when his plan to remake the universe is foiled, he decides to ''destroy it all anyway'' out of sheer spite.
* LackOfEmpathy: He only viewed Count Bleck's depressed state and feelings for Timpani/Tippi as a weakness to be exploited, to which he did exploit. Because of this, he also legitimately thought that, once the Pure Hearts were used up to defeat Bleck, they wouldn't ever return, thus allowing him to take over the Chaos Heart without risk of being defeated. He was proven wrong, as they came back due to pure love by Bleck and his followers.
* LargeHam: Half of his dialogue consists of laughing at the heroes and making similes. He's pretty over the top, fittingly since he is a jester.
* LaughablyEvil: He's a despicable little psychopath, but his hilariously hammy antics and bizarre speech patterns all but force you to like him.
* {{Leitmotif}}: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4abwkOWYimo Dimentio, Charming Magician]].
* LightIsNotGood: Wears a bright purple and yellow costume and his {{Energy Ball}}s are colored the same way. Despite this, however, he is most definitely '''not''' good.
* MadBomber: He can create magical explosions which is his preferred method of killing.
* ManipulativeBastard: As Count Bleck learns the hard way.
* MeaningfulName: His name is a play on the words dimension (Referencing his RealityWarper powers) and demented (because he's [[AxCrazy batshit insane.]])
* MesACrowd: He can replicate himself during boss fights. During the Castle Bleck level, he floods a hallway with replicas of himself to push characters back.
* MonsterClown: Especially Super Dimentio.
* MultipleChoicePast: Dimentio's past has never fully been revealed and what information we do have is conflicting at best. He was either a mercenary with dimensional magic or a descendant of the magician who created the Pixls or he could be both.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: At first he seems like a ditzy and lighthearted magician... Then he suddenly appears ''in [[HubLevel Flipside]]'' and "murders" Mario, Peach, and Bowser in a blink of an eye, and it all goes downhill from there. If he didn't need the good guys for ThePlan, he could just pop in and kill them whenever he wanted to.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: He's just a ditzy little jester, right? He doesn't look ''that'' dangerous.
* OmnicidalManiac: When beaten for the final time, he decides to take the multiverse with him to the grave.
* OneWingedAngel: Super Dimentio, a FusionDance between him, the Chaos Heart, and Luigi.
* PlayingBothSides: Manipulated Count Bleck and the heroes into helping him obtain the Chaos Heart.
* PowerFloats: He is never seen walking.
* PsychoForHire: Hinted at with Carson's mention of his having a mercenary background.
* PsychoticSmirk: His default expression.
* PerpetualSmiler: Always maintains that ever-present smile, even when commiting horrific acts.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter - He gives out an "Ah ha ha" after "killing" Mario, Peach and Bowser.
* RealityWarper - He can summon his personal dimension called "Dimension D" at a whim. Considering that he's implied by Carson to be a descendant of the magician who created the original Pixls, it's not surprising.
* RecurringBoss: He is fought three times. Once in Chapter 3-3, a second time as a DuelBoss battle with Luigi, and a third time as the FinalBoss, Super Dimentio.
* {{Sadist}}: It's not hard to see him as one considering he makes constant jokes when killing others and he promised to torture Count Bleck and the others when he was done with Mario and Co.
%%* SendInTheClones:
* TheSociopath: Possibly the most disturbing example of this trope in a ''Mario'' game. Incredibly manipulative, has nothing resembling empathy, constantly smiles when doing horrific acts as well as making cruel jokes when killing and doing other atrocities. Tippi even outright calls him one.
* SplitPersonalityMerge: At first, the brainwashed Luigi merged with the Chaos Heart is only capable of saying "GREEEEEEEEEN!" Once Dimentio merges with them, he gains control, and talks the same way he normally does, excepting for shouting "L-POWER!", hinting that there's a touch of Luigi, or rather, Mr. L's personality in there too.
* TheStarscream: He betrays Bleck and attempts to destroy the world.
* StepfordSmiler: Wears an ever-present smile, but is a complete maniac.
%%* SupernaturalGoldEyes
* TalksLikeASimile: "''And now we must duel, like [[{{Deliverance}} two glimmering banjos]] [[ShoutOut on a moonlit]] [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar stoop!]]''"
* TakingYouWithMe: Double Subversion: At first after Luigi defeats Dimentio, Dimentio seemingly attempts to invoke this trope on Luigi, apparently in order to keep him from Bleck's "velvet-lined hands" by trapping Luigi with him in his explosion barrier (the same one that killed Mr. L/Luigi the first time as well as killed Mario, Bowser, and Peach). However, it was later revealed that Dimentio actually softened the blow so it only knocked Luigi unconscious and allowed himself to survive, as part of a {{plan}} so he could then implant a [[HypnoTrinket floro sprout]] on Luigi so that he could then brainwash him into merging with the Chaos Heart (and then merge with the both of them). However, after his final defeat, Dimentio decides to take the multiverse with him to the grave.
* {{Technopath}}: Dimentio short circuits Fracktail at the beginning of the game, making it attack Mario.
* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil: He wants to create a perfect world under his rule. What his idea of "perfect" is is anyone's guess.
* VileVillainSaccharineShow: It is very jarring to find a character who is as insane and murderous as he in a ''Mario'' game, even with his LaughablyEvil tendencies. The only one comparing to him is the Shadow Queen from the previous game, and she only showed up [[FinalBoss at the very end.]]
* VillainousHarlequin: He certainly has the jester's outfit and [[LaughablyEvil personality]] down. [[BewareTheSillyOnes He's also the most villainous character in the game]].
* VillainTeleportation: How he gets from point A to point B.
* VillainousBreakdown: He becomes an OmnicidalManiac after being defeated by Mario and company for the last time.
* WalkingSpoiler: Truly, there's more to him than you'd think.
* YourHeadAsplode: Inverted upon his final defeat: His head is the only part of his body that ''doesn't'' explode (not initally, at least).
* ZergRush: Somewhat. In 8-3, he completely floods a hallway with clones of himself. They don't actually hurt you, but will continuously push you toward the center of the hallway, from where you entered.

[[WMG: Mr. L]]
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-->''"The Green Thunder strikes like lightning!"''

A GentlemanThief hired by Count Bleck, who appears halfway through the game. While he attempts to fight the heroes of legend by his lonesome, he proves no match for them and thereafter resolves to fight them with his HumongousMecha "Brobot".

Just ''who'' could this mysterious masked man be? Actually, he's [[PaperThinDisguise obviously]] a {{Brainwashed}} Luigi.
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%%* AffablyEvil
* BarrierMaiden: The man in green is the one who will decide which [[TheProphecy prophecy]] is true. He may not get to choose himself, though.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Mr. L's identity and origins are [[BlatantLies the biggest mystery of the game]] ([[CaptainObvious again, he's obviously Luigi]]). The heroes are ''stymied'' by this mysterious man.
* CasanovaWannabe: We're never sure how successful he would be in other contexts.
-->'''Mr. L:''' ''Hey there, gorgeous. Don't you know a chaos wasteland is no place for a stunner like you?''
-->'''Princess Peach:''' ''I demand you take off that mask and show us who you really are! Hmmpf!''
* CatchPhrase: "L-ater".
* ClarkKenting: Nobody recognizes him as Luigi, not even his own brother.
* CompanionCube: Mr. L expresses sentiment and affection for Brobot. Perhaps a substitute for his unconscious recognition of a real brother?
-->''He and I share a spiritual bond, you know?''
* EyeBeams: Brobot can shoot small lasers in his first fight. L-Type launches a more sustained laser.
* ForTheEvulz: He appears after the end of Sammer's Kingdom to steal a dead Pure Heart. He claims he's swiping it for kicks, though he's more likely saying that just to cheese the heroes off.
* GadgeteerGenius: An expert in [[{{Pun}} brobotics]], to be sure.
* GentlemanThief: Has the mannerisms and personality of one, and his main goal seems to be stealing the Pure Hearts before the heroes reach them.
* HumongousMecha: He built the Brobot himself.
* IShallTauntYou:
-->''Hey, Miss Pink n' Frilly! Try not to get kidnapped before I defeat you!''
* InASingleBound: Mr. L is known for his superior jumping ability. He does ''not'' take to being bested by another jumper of inferior ability.
* InNameOnly: Dimentio introduces a ''second'' Mr. L during the climax of the game (a variation on CameBackWrong) by re-brainwashing Luigi. But Dimentio's Mr. L shares no traits with the original aside from being a brainwashed Luigi, as this version expresses neither thought nor sentiment, being controlled through a [[HypnoTrinket sprout of Floro Sapiens' make]]. The second incarnation is hurled into a FusionDance with the Chaos Heart to form the final boss, Super Dimentio.
* InSeriesNickname: [[RedBaron The Green Thunder]], which may possibly be a MythologyGag referent to Paper Mario's [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi sister series]].
* InsufferableGenius: He is both insufferable and a genius, although the two are kind of separate.
* KilledOffForReal: Dimentio [[UnusualEuphemism ends his game after he loses to the heroes the second time]]. This isn't (technically) the last you'll see of him, though, as he's really just reuniting a non-brainwashed Luigi with the heroes.
* LargeHam: Enough to rival Dimentio, though he's still out of his league, ultimately.
* {{Leitmotif}}: Mr. L has a bouncy, slightly disoriented theme that gets three different {{Boss Remix}}es, one for Brobot, one for Brobot L-type, and one for Super Dimentio, which last is arranged with the themes for Dimentio and the Chaos Heart.
* MidSeasonUpgrade: Brobot L-Type has hands and feet.
* TheNicknamer: Mr. L doesn't bother with names. When taunting the heroes, he addresses Mario as "Mr. Jumpsallthetime", Peach as "Ms. Alwaysgetskidnapped", or Bowser as "Mr. Getsfoiledallthetimebytheredguywiththemustache", among others; this may indicate that he still retains his memories from while he was Luigi.
* OneWingedAngel: He's the base for Super Dimentio, along with the Chaos Heart. Dimentio doesn't even jump in until later!
* PreAsskickingOneLiner: Before the first Brobot fight begins.
-->''Enough playing, already... NOW FOR PAIN!''
* RaymanianLimbs: Brobot L-Type's hands are separate units that can RocketPunch.
* SecretIdentity: It may be that he himself doesn't know, no matter how many times he's told to take off his mask.
* ShadowArchetype: For Luigi. Notably, Mr. L is clever, aggressive, and skilled with machines, suggesting Luigi has potentials yet untapped.
* SuckingInLines: During his first fight, Brobot can suck the players in, chomp on them for a bit, and then spit them out. How you see the lines in space is a question you really shouldn't ask.
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: After Dimentio kills him, he turns back into Luigi and wakes up in the Underwhere, confused and scared.
* UnexpectedShmupLevel: The second phase of his first BossBattle is a dogfight in space.
* UseYourHead: In the first Brobot fight, Brobot has a ramming attack. Brobot is also a giant head. Do the math.
* WalkingSpoiler: Well, he ''would'' be [[PaperThinDisguise if he did a better job at hiding his identity]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Bosses]]
[[WMG: Fracktail]]
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-->''"[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink ... I AM ERROR. ...]]"''

A robotic dragon, created by the Ancients, who guards the Pure Heart in Yold Desert from lawless intruders. He wanted to let Mario pass through and grab the Heart, knowing he was the hero, but Dimentio corrupts him into fighting Mario. He's the boss of Chapter 1.
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: You have to throw the Frackles on his back at his horn to defeat him.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Thanks to Dimentio.
* ColossusClimb: You have to get on his back by flipping into 3D, but that's all.
* DyingAsYourself: He reverts to normal just before dying, imploring Mario to stop the end of all worlds.
* FlunkyBoss: There are enemies called Frackles on his back. You have to throw them at the antenna on Fracktail's head to defeat him.
* GentleGiant: He's not afraid to destroy lawless intruders, but he's pretty friendly to Mario before Dimentio shows up.
* MismatchedEyes: After going haywire, Fracktail's left eye is red while his right eye is green. You can only really see this in 3D.
* NoIndoorVoice: His voice is rendered in all caps.
* RecurringElement: Of Hooktail from the second game.
* ShoutOut: To the {{Wii}} Shop Channel (his eyes become the connection symbol when he's checking if Mario is the hero), and also to ''[[VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink Zelda]]'', when he says [[{{Engrish}} "I AM ERROR"]].
* TragicMonster: He's not a villain at all, and only fights Mario because of Dimentio's tampering.
* WordSaladHumor: His lines after being corrupted (also doubles as WordSaladHorror because it lets you know something ''bad'' is happening to him):
-->"404 computer hamsters not found."
-->"Threat level upgraded to Jelly Roll 1."

[[WMG: Francis]]
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A giant, nerdy chameleon. He kidnaps Tippi and takes her to his home, Fort Francis, so he can post pictures of her on digibutter.nerr. He's the boss of Chapter 3.
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* CatchPhrase:
** "Hi-technicaaaal!"
** He also has "Nerr..."
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: Implied.
* {{Invisibility}}: He can turn invisible during the battle with him. His shadow can be seen by flipping into 3D.
* LoneWolfBoss: He's not affiliated with Count Bleck in any way.
* NoSocialSkills: The guy lives in a castle all alone, mostly has online friends, has ''no'' idea how to talk to a girl, and spends most of his time watching anime and sci-fi shows. The guy's so lonely that he claims that Tippi, nicknamed "Francine" by him, is his only offline friend and thinks that he and Peach are meant for marriage.
* OpaqueNerdGlasses: Of the swirly variety.
* OverlyLongTongue: Well, he ''is'' a chameleon.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: An optional second battle with him can be fought in chapter 8-2, but he has the same stats as he did during the first fight, so he isn't threatening at all. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because he was apparently in the hospital and was definitely not expecting to fight you again.

[[WMG: Wracktail]]
->''"Why did you wake me from the sweet peace of slumber?! I will punish you...with death!"''

A prototype for a new version of Fracktail, the Chapter 1 boss. He's the boss of the [[BonusDungeon Flipside Pit of 100 Trials]].
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* AGodAmI: He calls himself a wrathful god.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Just as with Fracktail, you throw the enemies on his back to hurt him.
* BonusBoss: Of the Flipside Pit of 100 Trials.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Sort of. He's mostly just angry about being woken up, though.
* FlunkyBoss: Getting on top of him is easy. The hard part is fighting off the little Wrackles on is back that shoot massively powerful bullets at you.
* NoIndoorVoice: Like his weaker counterpart.
* RecurringElement: Of Bonetail from the second game. They're both more powerful, white versions of the red, draconic Chapter 1 bosses at the bottom of the Pit of 100 Trials.

[[WMG: Shadoo]]
->''"Oh, heroes... Blessed souls... I must destroy you all with the power of shadow!"''

A mysterious creation of the Ancients who waits for the heroes at the bottom of the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials. He actually wants to KillAndReplace the heroes to get revenge on his Ancient creators. Why? Well, it's implied that he's the Pixl Queen from Carson's stories in some form or another. Either way, he creates clones of the heroes and battles them as a BonusBoss.
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* AIIsACrapshoot: He was created by the Ancients, but he makes it clear he's not taking orders from anyone. Plus, he tries to destroy the heroes when he was intended to help them.
* BonusBoss: He has 400 HP total and all of his attacks do at LEAST 10 damage. So... yeah.
%%* CastingAShadow
* EvilKnockoff: Of the heroes, of course. Dark Luigi looks more like Mr. L, though.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Seems to be this, especially if you subscribe to the theory that he is the Pixl Queen, which would mean he singlehandedly killed off the Ancients.
* KillAndReplace: Seems to be his agenda.
* MeaningfulName: You battle him as shadowy versions of the heroes, so yes.
* MirrorBoss: You fight all four dark heroes, regardless of whether or not you have [[SixthRanger Luigi yet.]]
* NoNameGiven: When he speaks to you after beating the Pit the first time.
* PlayingWithFire: As Dark Bowser.
* ShadowArchetype: [[JustForPun Quite literally]].
* WalkingSpoiler: Well, he ''is'' a BonusBoss.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]
[[WMG: Tippi / Lady Timpani]]
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A butterfly Pixl that serves as Mario's ExpositionFairy. It's revealed through the backstory that she's Timpani, the love of Blumiere. After Blumiere's father banished her, he was driven mad by his grief and became the WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds that is Count Bleck.
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* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth: Was dying when found by Merlon, [[EmergencyTransformation turned into her Pixl form to save her]], and makes a HeroicSacrifice at the game's end.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Initially relatively distant from the heroes, she comes to trust and love them more after she is saved from Francis.
* EmergencyTransformation: Courtesy of Merlon, who had to transform her into a Pixl to keep her alive. This caused her to lose her memories, but she slowly regains them over the course of the game.
* ExpositionFairy: Almost literally, seeing how she is a Pixl.
* InSeriesNickname: Francis nicknames her Francine after he kidnaps her.
* InterspeciesRomance: With Bleck. He was from the Tribe of Darkness, she was a human.
* ThePowerOfLove: Invoked to create a Pure Heart in the final battle.
* StarCrossedLovers: With Bleck.

[[WMG: Tiptron]]
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->''"He constructed me...Constructed...me...N-no, no! I'm Tippi... I wasn't constructed by anyone."''

A robot copy of Tippi created by Francis. After the game's ending, Francis will offer to sell her to Mario for [[{{Cap}} 999 coins]].
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* ExpositionFairy: Gameplay-wise, she is functionally identical to Tippi. She was included in the game so that Tippi's ability to scan things wouldn't be LostForever after the ending.
* PaintingTheMedium: Unlike the real Tippi, she speaks in "robot" speech boxes.
* ReplacementGoldfish: Since Tippi herself is permanently gone at the end of the game, Tiptron serves as a replacement for her during the PlayableEpilogue.
* RobotMe: Francis designed her to resemble, act, and function like Tippi. She's even programmed to believe that she ''is'' Tippi, though her being aware that she was created by Francis causes problems with this.
[[/folder]]

!''VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar''

[[folder:Allies]]
[[WMG: Kersti]]
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A Sticker fairy who is the caretaker of the Royal Stickers.
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* DisneyDeath: Mario's wish is to revive Kersti after using her as a sticker.
%%* EleventhHourSuperPower
%%* ExpositionFairy
%%* HeroicSacrifice
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's mostly nice, but boy does she have a short fuse.
* PunnyName: Kersti is an anagram of "sticker", just with the "c" removed.
* SwallowedWhole: Kersti gets swallowed by Petey Piranha in the last level of World 5. This means that you can't use paperization and the Battle Spin feature until you get Kersti back.
%%* {{Tsundere}}:

[[WMG: Wiggler/Flutter]]
This particular Wiggler seems to be very childlike and cannot wait to grow up. He lives in the forest in his very own treehouse. He later grows up into a Flutter so he gives Mario a ride past Gate Cliff.
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* BewareTheSillyOnes: Wiggler is very nice and absentminded most of the time. However, he gets ''very'' upset over the poison polluting his forest and island. Before getting to the final area in World 3, he storms out of his tree house and beats Mario to the beach.
* JournalComic: If you take the Wiggler segments to particular areas in the forest, then Wiggler's diary (in third-person) would include drawings of those events.
* TheLoad: The Wiggler Segments are pretty annoying to deal with before they're dealt with.
* MiniBoss: You fight each of Wiggler's segments after Kamek separated Wiggler from his main body.
* OutOfCharacterMoment: It is rare that you get to see Wiggler being angry. Which is strange since Wigglers are known for being cute, but temperamental.
%%* ThirdPersonPerson
* TreehouseOfFun: He lives in a treehouse.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Villains]]

[[WMG: Megasparkle Goomba]]
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Well, more like 16 Goombas, with one of them being the boss and having his mind warped by the Royal Sticker.
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* CharacterTics: He keeps mentioning the words "shiny" and "glittering." Really though, that's pretty much how every boss acts like under the control of a Royal Sticker.
* CoolCrown: The Royal Sticker on his head.
* KingMook: Of the Goombas.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Megasparkle Goomba's cohorts decide that they'd rather be regular Goombas rather than keep working for him.
%%* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

[[WMG: Tower Power Pokey]]
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A Pokey on top of Drybake Stadium that has been under the control of the Royal Sticker. He was once just a regular Pokey before Kamek placed the Royal Sticker on top of him and split the stadium into three parts.
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* BatterUp: His major weakness once all of his segments have been exposed.
* FlunkyBoss: He may summon two Pokeys (the ones that you can actually jump on) to help him. Of course, you will have to defeat them first before getting Tower Power Pokey.
* ForeShadowing: His weakness is basically why Drybake Stadium is called that in the first place. There's also the hint of "PLAY BALL!" at the beginning of the battle.
* KingMook: Of the Pokeys.
* WakeUpCallBoss: He has 300 HP (compared to the first boss, which has less than 100 HP) 10 Defense, and can deal 5 to 10 damage per turn. Also, if you didn't realize that a certain Thing needs to be used to defeat him, you'll be in serious trouble.
%%* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

[[WMG: Mizzter Blizzard]]
->''"I was disappearing...From ice to fog...Returning to the sky...I just wanted a body that wouldn't melt..."''

A Mr. Blizzard who wished for a body that would never melt. When the Royal Sticker landed on him, he got his wish... at the expense of his sanity.
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%%* AffablyEvil
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: His backstory is that he was a regular Mr. Blizzard who was melting and wanted to live. He wished for a body that could survive spring... and the Royal Sticker landed on his head.
* ButtMonkey: He was melting. He prayed for a longer life, and was given it at the cost of his sanity. He was then given a thorough beating by Mario due to the insanity. Then he melted right after regaining his sanity.
* DyingAsYourself: Technically, he doesn't die, he melts and lives on as water vapor, until Winter comes.
%%* AnIcePerson
* GoodAllAlong: Can we honestly say he was evil?
* MatryoshkaObject: The Bowser Snow Statue shatters as it accumulates damage, revealing further, smaller statues within.
* PosthumousNarration: The section of the storybook that appears after beating Mizzter Blizzard is told in the first person, and it's obviously Mizzter Blizzard speaking. It's unknown if he narrated the rest of the book, though.
%%* {{Snowlem}}:
%%* TragicMonster
* WalkingSpoiler: For the sole reason that he actually has a personality and isn't evil.
* WeWillMeetAgain: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. After regaining his sanity and retaining his consciousness as air moisture, he says he'd like to see Mario again, when he's rebuilt as a Snowman come Winter.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Like all other bosses. Then you beat him and, for the first time, there's a case of a boss showing the extent of the Royal Stickers' power over one's mind. It's rather sad.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Characters]]

[[WMG:Sling-a-Thing Toad]]
The owner of the "Sling-a-Thing" operation.
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* BlackMarket: Knows the existence of one.
* CharacterTics: Mentions the word "perky" a lot.
* EverybodyKnewAlready: If you already found the secret Thing market Toad already, then he'll still tell you as if you don't know what to do if you don't have any Things.

[[WMG:Travelling Toad]]
A recurring Toad who seems to travel the world and gets beaten up by goons in every region he's traveled to.
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* BegoneBribe: One way to get rid of the goons. Of course, you can choose to fight them.
* BossInMooksClothing: The Shy Guys bullying the Toad. They are a lot tougher than they appear to be. And the reward for helping him that time is a Secret Door sticker.
** While that fight is the toughest, most of the fights involving him are special. One introduces the Two-Fold Goombas, one is the only fight with a Multi Fold Paragoomba, and a fight with Spear Guys that SEEMS normal, but there's really a huge crowd of them watching. The Poison Bloopers seem to be the exception.
* UnreliableExpositor: The postcards he sent to a friend of his are correct except for the parts where he claimed that he beat up a bunch of goons. The truth is that the goons were picking on him and that it was Mario who saved him so the stories end up being a bit exaggerated. He later admits that he was lying to a friend of his.
%%** HerCodeNameWasMarySue

[[WMG:Sticker Museum Curator]]
A Toad who is in charge of a museum dedicated for information regarding all kinds of stickers.
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%%* CollectionSidequest
* HundredPercentCompletion: Helping him complete his museum is required to achieve 100% completion.
* OverlyNarrowSuperlative: He advertises it as the greatest Sticker Museum of the Mushroom Kingdom as it is the only one who has one.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can leave him stuck under the fountain for the entire game as you may not get the hint to use paperization to free him.
* TheWikiRule: [[{{In-universe}} His museum uses the "Sticky Wiki"]] with the entries written by an intern of his.

[[WMG:Shady Toad]]
A Toad who hosts a secret black market for all Things.
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* BlackMarket: Pretty much a spoof of this.

[[WMG:Oasis Toad]]
A Toad who lives at Damp Oasis.
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* CaptainObvious: Tells Mario that you need water to travel in the desert.
* TotallyRadical: Speaks like one once the oasis has been filled.

[[WMG:"Snifit or Whiffit" Host]]
The host of the game show "Snifit or Whiffit."
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* ADogNamedDog: The host's name is "Snifit" and he's a Snifit.
* FriendlyEnemy: He's clearly against Mario as his questions reveal that he thinks that Bowser is straight-up cooler than Mario. The only thing that's considered harmful that he did to Mario is to fill the room with poison gas.
* LadiesAndGerms: "Gentlebuddies" and "Goodbuddies' are variants of his introduction.
* NiceGuy: He acts like one but some dialogue of his such as "unpaid Snifit interns" suggest he can be a JerkAss too.
* StudioAudience: According to one of the answers to his questions, there are 30 Snifits in the audience.
* WhackAMonster: One of his challenges is to whack 20 "unpaid Snifit interns."

[[WMG:Enigmansion Boos]]
100 Boos sealed in the Book of Sealing who, thanks to Kamek, are free to roam and haunt the Enigmansion. They're actually not that scary and more fun but that doesn't stop the owner from requesting Mario to help seal the Boos back. Thanks to Kamek again, the sealed Boos now form a Big Boo, which gets defeated by Mario.
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* BackgroundMusicOverride: The Disco Boos do this to the battle theme.
* BossInMooksClothing: The Boo Stack should not be underestimated if you want the battle to end quickly. Luckily, the obvious hints in the bookshelves should tell you to use a certain sticker.
* EldritchAbomination: The monsters that the Book of Sealing seal...[[SubvertedTrope is not this]]. The way the steward describes the Boos made them sound pretty horrible, even though that they're more fun rather than spooky.
%%* GratuitousDiscoSequence
* OneHitPointWonder: One of the Boos crumpled in the trash is basically this.

[[WMG:Enigmansion Steward]]
A Purple Toad who is the steward of the Enigmansion. He was the servant of the previous steward of the Enigmansion until he died, making him the new owner through inheritance. Once the owner suddenly comes back from the dead via photograph, he becomes his servant.
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* GhostlyChill: A Boo is pretty much the main reason why he's feeling cold in front of a campfire.
* {{Irony}}: One of the papers you can find in World 5-1 in the huge trash pile is an ad for a new manservant. After the Enigmansion has been cleared of Boos, the steward thinks of hiring a new servant. He becomes one again to his old master.
* NiceGuy: He's pretty hospitable and says that not sitting down with him to relax is against his hospitality.
* PortraitPaintingPeephole: A portrait of him has one sort of peephole where if Mario looks away from it, a Boo will pop out to replace his face.

[[WMG:Enigmansion Forebear]]
A Toad who was the ski lift operator for 30 years until he and his servant moved to the Enigmansion. He died, with his servant becoming the new owner. He is revived with an old photograph of his via paperization and becomes the owner of the Enigmansion again, with the steward being his servant again.
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%%* BackFromTheDead
* MilitarySalute: Does one to Mario after he and Kersti hop on to one of the ski lifts.
%%* NiceGuy
* NostalgiaFilter: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. A music player that plays a tune that sounds very old-fashioned is liked by his servant but the owner, who is older than him, doesn't like it that much and wonders why the current generation likes it.
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