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* BadassNormal: Has no special abilities, but manages to pose a threat, with or without backup.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: In ''Minion Quest'', by proxy of being the boss of Fawful, the actual BigBad of this sidequest.


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* TheUnfought: Despite appearing a few times in ''Minion Quest'', the four Captains never get to fight her.


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* EasilyForgiven: Bowser allows them back into the army assuming that they pull their weight in defeating Mario. In VideoGame/BowserJrsJourney, the same was not said to the few Goombas in a post-game cutscene.

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* EasilyForgiven: Bowser allows them back into the army assuming that they pull their weight in defeating Mario. In VideoGame/BowserJrsJourney, ''VideoGame/BowserJrsJourney'', the same was not said to the few Goombas in a post-game cutscene.



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* {{Retcon}}: In the remake of Superstar Saga, he replaces Psycho Kamek.

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* {{Retcon}}: In the remake of Superstar Saga, ''Superstar Saga'', he replaces Psycho Kamek.


* {{Expy}}: [[https://www.mariowiki.com/File:Tomato_Adventure_Yadotsuri.png Hermie III looks very similar to the Yadotsuri enemies]] from ''VideoGame/TomatoAdventure'', also developed by the same company.



* StoneWall: When he retracts into his shell, he can tank all attacks. Worse, he will heal himself in this phase until mario hits him with a fire attack.

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* StoneWall: When he retracts into his shell, he can tank all attacks. Worse, he will heal himself in this phase until mario Mario hits him with a fire attack.

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* NoNameGiven: In the Spanish version of ''Superstar Saga'', he's merely known as Esbirro Jijí, "Cackletta's Minion".


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* SuddenNameChange: Twice, in fact! In the Spanish translation, he goes from [[NoNameGiven Esbirro Jijí]] in ''Superstar Saga'', to Fawful in ''Partners in Time'', and finally Gracóvitz (a transliteration of his Japanese name) in ''Bowser's Inside Story''.

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* {{Expy}}: He's very similar to the character of Russ T. from the original Paper Mario.

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* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: He tends to phrase things as "I have (some emotion)" rather than just saying "I'm mad" like most sane people do.


An odd creature who rules over the Stardust Fields, the border between the two kingdoms. After Bowser's Koopa Cruiser is brought down by Fawful, The Koopa King lands in one of Tolstar's cannons. He asks for a bribe in return for not telling anyone about the incident, but since the Mushroom Kingdom's currency exchange rate is low, the Bros. have to scour the Fields to scrounge up enough money.

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An odd creature A Spike who rules over the Stardust Fields, the border between the two kingdoms. After Bowser's Koopa Cruiser is brought down by Fawful, The Koopa King lands in one of Tolstar's cannons. He asks for a bribe in return for not telling anyone about the incident, but since the Mushroom Kingdom's currency exchange rate is low, the Bros. have to scour the Fields to scrounge up enough money.


** If Mario is pulled into Antasma's DreamWithinADream attack, the only way to escape is to find the shining portal among several others (of which are trap holes). The best way to find the right portal without falling into a single trap is to jump ''directly above'' each one, which causes the portal to change color without the need for falling in.

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** If Mario is pulled into Antasma's DreamWithinADream attack, the only way to escape is to find the shining portal among several others (of which are trap holes). traps). The best way to find the right portal without falling into a single trap is to jump ''directly above'' each one, which causes the portal to change color without the need for falling in.to fall in.


* TransformingMecha: Robo-Drilldigger can change between robot, racecar and jet forms.

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* TransformingMecha: Robo-Drilldigger can change between robot, racecar vehicle and jet forms.



* RecurringElement: Like with the Hammerhead Bros. and the Jellyfish Sisters in ''Superstar Saga'' and the Junior and Elder Shrooboids of ''Partners in Time,'' the elder sibling is red and the younger sibling is green.

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* RecurringElement: Like with the Hammerhead Bros. and the Jellyfish Sisters in ''Superstar Saga'' and the Junior and Elder Shrooboids of ''Partners in Time,'' Time'', the elder sibling is red and the younger sibling is green.



* FinalBoss: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] Antasma is the second-to-last boss in the game (and one of the toughest, especially in the Battle Ring), though he counts as this for the Dream World since he's the last boss fought there. The real final boss is [[OneWingedAngel Dreamy Bowser,]] which is fought in the real world.

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* FinalBoss: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted.]] Subverted]]; Antasma is the second-to-last boss in the game (and one of the toughest, especially in the Battle Ring), though he counts as this for the Dream World since he's the last boss fought there. The real final boss is [[OneWingedAngel Dreamy Bowser,]] which is fought in the real world.


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* ShellGame: Two of his attacks in his final battle:
** If Mario is pulled into Antasma's DreamWithinADream attack, the only way to escape is to find the shining portal among several others (of which are trap holes). The best way to find the right portal without falling into a single trap is to jump ''directly above'' each one, which causes the portal to change color without the need for falling in.
** When pulling a DopplegangerSpin, only one Antasma is seen charging up an attack. The Antasmas shuffle themselves together before lining up to fire at Mario.


* FlyingBrick: [[spoiler: Literally. She's a Flying unit in ''Bowser Jr.'s Journey'', and has [[StoneWall very large amounts of health.]]

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* FlyingBrick: [[spoiler: Literally. She's a Flying unit in ''Bowser Jr.'s Journey'', and has [[StoneWall very large amounts of health.]]]]]]


%%* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods

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* TransformingMecha: Robo-Drilldigger can change between robot, racecar and jet forms.


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* TennisBoss: One of his attacks is to lay eggs to attack you with. Giant Luigi can hammer them back at the Zeekeeper for extra damage.


* ThisIsADrill: Eldream opens a path to Dream's Deep by having his Mr. Flufferbuns drill through the ground.
* UndyingLoyalty: Mr. Fluffeebuns carries around the Nightmare Chunk holding Eldream peesumably to protect it from anyone it thinks may do him harm.

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* ThisIsADrill: Eldream opens a path to Dream's Deep by having his Mr. Flufferbuns Fluffykins drill through the ground.
* UndyingLoyalty: Mr. Fluffeebuns Dreambunny carries around the Nightmare Chunk holding Eldream peesumably presumably to protect it from anyone it thinks may do him harm.


* CombatPragmatist: [[NoSell Being immune to all damage]] (at first), [[InterfaceScrew turning invisible during one of its attacks]], [[FlunkyBoss summoning backup]], attacking while ''dormant'', [[DesperationAttack doing one last attack]] [[TakingYouWithMe when its health is depleted...]]and after dodging its [[WaveMotionGun giant laser]] via Starlow, the Dark Star [[NoNonsenseNemesis decides to rush her (and by extension, you)]], dealing damage if you don't let go in time.

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* CombatPragmatist: ''By the Stars, yes.'' [[NoSell Being It's immune to all damage]] (at first), [[InterfaceScrew turning it turns invisible during one of its attacks]], [[FlunkyBoss summoning summons backup]], attacking attacks while ''dormant'', [[DesperationAttack doing tries one last attack]] [[TakingYouWithMe when its health is depleted...]]and ]] and, after dodging its [[WaveMotionGun giant laser]] via with the aid of Starlow, the Dark Star [[NoNonsenseNemesis decides to rush her (and bumrush her, and by extension, you)]], you]], dealing heavy damage if you don't fail to let go (noteworthy in time.that it is the ''only'' enemy to do this).



* ItCanThink: The Dark Star decides to copy Bowser by eating his DNA. It's also able to recognize that half its power was stolen and who did it.

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* ItCanThink: The Dark Star decides to copy Bowser Bowser's abilities, including his punching, fire-breathing and [[GroundPound shell-slamming]], by eating his DNA. It's also able to recognize that half its power was stolen and who did it.by Fawful.



* NoSell: When Mario and Luigi pursue it through the Airway, nothing they do can stop it from absorbing Bowser's genetic code and gaining his abilities. In the battle with the Dark Star, it takes 0 damage from Mario and Luigi's attacks and can only be damaged by bashing its own minions back at it.




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* WorfHadTheFlu: The Dark Star's power had been split between it and Dark Fawful when the Mario Bros. fought it in the Airway.

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